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Activities of Women Prominent in the Social Life of the Nation's Capital
l? Un the So. By MAUD M When you bave tor your husband. tbe Secretary of the Treasury, and tbe Director General of Railroads, I ad the Chairman of the Federal Re? aerve Hoard, and th? Chairman of J tbe Farm Loan Board, and the Chairman of th? International Htgh Commission, and the Chairman, ei oOcfto, of the War Finance Corpora? tion. and the Treasurer of the Red Crow?and haven't at that laid yourself open to prosecution for bigamy?life is likely to be some thin*; of a merry-go-round. Which is probably why Urs. McAdoo is pro longing her summer vacation longer than any of th? other cabinet wom an. She is the only one who Is not either at homo already or likely to be within a day or two. Tn fact her *ammer has been so broken up, that aa she told a friend, "It has been hard to And the pieces." Just about aa ehe ^ot settled at White Sulphur L Springs it became necessary for I Secretary McAdoo to get more com I pletelv away from everything: and 7 everybody connected with his entire bunch of jobs?and .?o she packed up and one fine night when no one was looking, they sneaked off quietly and got lost in the Wast. Then, as long as he was there, there was a lot of busi n e* s that had better be attended to before he came East; and it was not until mid-August that they got back to their summer cottage. Since then Mra McAdoo han really been at White Sulphur renewing acquaintance with her ?mall daughter?when .?he hasn't been fn Washington?and Mr. Mc Adoo has gone down for rather elastic week-ends, when he didn't have to go somewhere else. So she is certainly entitled to prolong her dal Worl? cDOUGAXL. "?mew"***1 >'? ?.?._...??5 vacation even though ?very one el? 1? coming; home. And they certainty are! Mr?. Hous ton and Mrs. Redfleld were expected by th? end of the week, and un doubtedly came aa per schedule, and Mrs. Gregory?the last, except Mr?. McAdoo?is due tomorrow. Mrs. Red field ha? been ln Washington pretty steadily since she and her husband returned from a long Jaunt?partly business and partly pleasure?out to Seattle, up to Alaska and home through British America and Canada. A couple of week? ago ?be went up to hare a little -riait with her daugh ter. Mr?. C. K. Drury. at Westfleld. N. J., and last week joined Secretary Redfleld at lake Champlaln for the Canadian-American Fisheries Confer ence. Mrs. Houston ha? been up at Wood'? Hole since June, for the chil dren's sake, and made frequent trips to Washington for her husband's sake. Mrs. Gregory has been down tn Texaa with her mother, Mr?. JoMph N'all?, whose health Is rather frail: and the Gregory family have been rather ??mattered?little Cornelia with her mother: Mia? Jan? staying- with friend? near Rockvllle. and ?ticking ?teadlly at her job tn the Food Ad ministration until ?he had earned her vacation which she ia finishing up now with Mr. and Mrs. William Clarke old family friends?at Spring I.eke. N. J. ; th? elder ?on. Thomas Watt, jr., in a camp up in New Kngland. and the younger, N'alle, at Winches ter at school, from when he haa ju?t recentiy come home and joined his father In Waahington. For the rest, with the President*.? speakinr trip?on behalf of the Fourth Liberty Loan (and the Dem I ocratic party)?definitely ahan ? doned, and hi? Indefinite stay right ' her? announced: with the Vlce ' Preajdent and Mr*. Marshall at home again; and the cabinet house - : hold? retting? back to their winter ! complement?, and their winter quar 1 ter?, and the diplomatic menage? ? re-establishing them?elve?: and i even member, of the Supreme Court I headed thl? way, Washington seems I to be about to ?ettle down for the winter fully a month before It? us ual time. The Marshall? had about the long e,t vacation, and It ?eem? to hav? been entirely ?atlifactory. Some one aaked the Vice-President? "What In the world do you go to Petoekey, for? Nobody goe? there!" To which "the PT*?ldenfs only vice" responded promptly?"That's Ju?t why!" A? Mr?. Marahall ?ays. "We get pure air, good food, and perfect freedom there. We've been going there for ?o long?though thl? Is only the second ?ummer since w? came to Waahlngton, we had been there for thirteen year? be fore that?that nobody pay? any at tention to us, or regard? us a? any thing out of the ordinary. Really It'? a blessed relief." Since thetr return they have been absolutely quiet Mr?. Marahall 1? au thority for the ?tatement that they have not had a ?Ingle engagement? and to an Injured. "Well, you were out last Sunday evening!" ?he looked a bit puzzled, and admitted. "Why. yes, eo we were; but we only went up to 'Ttventy-twenty' for supper. We're likely to he there any Sunday night-but that doesn't count. That's not ?t???e out anywhere, you know!" Which might have puzzled any one who did not know Mrs. Marshall'a Intimacy with Mr?. Thoma? F. Walsh, of !yr*ii Mnssarrvuetta avenue. About a? soon as she waa unpacked, Mrs. Marshall went up to see how the Red Croes work room? of the ladle? of the Senate, of which ?he I? the head, were ; Brett i ?? on, and wa? greeted with en- ] thUKlasm. Since then ?he haa been up for a few hours every day. not. however, putting ln the long day at it that she did laet winter. Mr?. Baker ha? been away leaat of any of the Cabinet women. Except e ' 1143 Connecticut Avenue Announcing Our OPENING Early in October .:. MILLINERY.:. All Day Gowns Dinner Gowns Top Coats Furs J er Keep Your Hair Luxuriant and Healthy With By Stimulating the Scalp Circulation Lux-L Helps Nature Give You Heaps of Rich, Glossy, Luxu riant Hair. ? At Your Druggist ,\ AND M ^->4ZZZ> GOOD " ' ?aa n ? ?? ?. ??'?- ff?t\MU ?>?????1!?????*??. D. C r. ??. A. _ _?? MRS. MARION G. DONK Formerly Miss Ada Virginia Lear, who was married Wednesday afternoon at the home of her twin sister, Mrs. Ross Lauder Fryer, Chevy Chase. for on? or two week end? ?he has been right here in Washington all summer, and really very devoted to her own particular line of endeavor "singing to the soldier?." She sang - at one or another of the nearby camps ? thirteen nights in succession, during that awful August hot ?pell?anal j probably felt the heat th? lea? for ? being continually occupied. For the last week ?he haa had Stay ing with lier little Mme. Tamakl Mlura. the Japanese prima donna who haa been such an appealing lit- - tie figure In the musical world for ? the laet few seaaon??and together they have gone here and there? "eing ing for the soldier?"?to Camp Humphrey? Monday night, to Camn Leach Tuesday, to Dunbar High School (named for Paul Laurence Dunbar) where they gave a Joint re cital to a gathering of colored sol diers for whom an entertainment had been arranged there; and at Walter Reed Hospital where they entertained a big audience of convalescent? Thursday; and to the National Serv ice Cluh Friday?five night? in a row waa something of a record for a pro fessional grand opera lady, even though it wa* not to be compare.! with Mra. Baker's barnstorming record of thirteen night?. Mme. Mlu ra made a great hit?naturally she sang some of her music from "Mad ame Butterfly"?and seemed on her part quite enthused with the experi ence. Mrs. Baker made no attempt to en tertain for her guests. "We could not do both, and Mme. Mlura cime to sing!" So nothing waa allowed to interfere with the singing. Perhips Mr?. Baker felt more like singing when word of her husband's safe ar rival ln France reached her. She confessed on being congratulated that she had tried hard to keep herself too much occupied to have time to wor ry. And then I laughingly told ber that It had been a great relief to me personally when I knew I didn't hav?? to keep corked up any longer sho said: "Well, you wouldn't believe how careles? people are who ought to know enough to keep corked up. The first time Mr. Baker went over. I didn't even tell the children that he had gone. I didn't care to Impose on them the necessity of corking up. Put four day? after he had left they cum.: home from school telling tn* that tbe children there were Insisting that papa was on the way to Franc??? which they had of course strenuotisly denled Weren't the children silly. Of course. I told them the truth then ?but it was perfectly evident that some one had been talking who ought not to have don* eo!" Which but adds to the enduring wonder at the immunity with which our big men come and go. There I? another even now, in fact there are half a dozen other?, but one in par ticular, one of our big executive men, the announcement of whoee arrival ia momentarily expected?and who will undoubtedly have ar,-ived a? this la read. And yet'certainiy hundreds know when these men are in transit, and ton? one I? sure to be careless if only in mentioning the fact before, the children who won't understand the gravity of the necessity for el leno?; or carelessly in street cars and other public place? where they cannot know who hear?. The Cabinet people themaelve? are very careful. Only the night before word came of Baker'a aafe arrival. Mr?. Lan? wa? dlecussing over the telephone the absurd rumor? that have repeatedly com? from abroad that the President wa? likely to go orer. And she asked. "How about that other arrival?i?n't It nearly time we were hearing of that?" It wti But ?lnce the word had not yet come, though a few more sentences were exchanged on the subject, neither ?he nor I mentioned any name. Both knew, and each knew that the other knew. There wa? probably no one within hearing at either end. But, well. It wa* better not! Mrs. Lane, by the way. has been devoting all her energies to getting ? convalescent home which the War Relief organization of the Interior Department Is about opening up. ready for Its occupant?. It 1? a big house out on Georgia avenue, near Walter Reed Hospl'al. which he? been rented and fitted up by the worker? of the Interior Department, and which i? designed to relieve, to a slight extent at least, the preasure on the overcrowded hospital; and to provide a Tlace where convalescent soldiers, ?till ln need of careful nursing, may be cared for ln more cheerful surrounding, than thoae provided by a military hospital. The Interior Department 'War Work Association has shown a pion eer spirit from the very beginning, and this convalescent home which is being opened yesterday and today for Inspection of the Interior De partment employes and will receive its patients Monday, is quite a new departure for a government war work association. It i, a pleasant ? ountry home surrounded by smooth lawn? and ?haded hy fine tree?. Mrs. i-an?. haa been up to New Tork once or twice buying furnishing?, and every morning for the last two weeks ha? gone downtown shopping for it?kitchen furnishings and little things?tu ,??? a, she had ?tarted the machinery for her own household; rushed home to lunch, and to gather up auch of yesterday's purchases a? might have arrived, and certain friendly contribution?, and in the afternoon taken them out there, superintended their In stalment, and busied herself out there until ?he had to rush home for dinner. It promise? to be a cheery place, all done up in pretty chintzes, and with the hospital suggestion thor oughly eliminated: and is being launched with every prospect of success. The Interior Department war workers ? have Incorporated themselves in order to carry lt out in a businesa-Uke fashion. It is being supported by pledgee of from 10 to 25 cents a month from In terior Department employee?sum? so ?mall that they can ?carcely prove a burden to any but ln the aggregate yielding a very good in come for the home. It i? to be in charge of an experienced graduate nurse, with euch assistance as may be required, and under the constant care and attention of physician? from Walter Reed Hospital which I? under contract to supply the pa tient?. It will be run by a com mittee of women, mostly from the wives of division chiefs of the de partment, of which Mr?. Lane is president. Mrs. Van H. Manning, vice president, and Mrs. Vogelsang. Mr?. Ira Copley. Mr?. Clay Tallman and ten or a dosen other active ? member?. In fact member? have to be active. ' for one member must be alwaye on j i the ?pot?on duty a? officer of the I day. And arrangements hav? been ' made for a number of young girls to serve as V. A. D.'s?all same like | the English volunteer aid depart 1 ment. They have undertaken to be I on hand dally from I to 5 In the ' afternoon?during which time the nurse will have her rest and recrea tion?to read to the patients?, and : play games with them and make ; themselves generally useful. ' Every on? of the department? has ita organiied war work, usually un der the direction of the wives of the ' department and bureau chief?. The State Department? Red Croes Aux iliary work rooms, under the leader I ship of Mr?. Lansing, is a perfect 1 beehive of the busiest eort of work jer?. Mr?. Lan?lng herself i? there ! for part of nearly every day. and her ! associate? are equally faithful. Their j pet scheme?their little war ?hop. "Th? Bandbox"?Is open always the first j Saturday in each month for the ?ale ! of varloua articles, mostly of cloth ing that ha? been contributed, and ! is ?old for trifling ?um?. It 1s really ja ?ort of monthly "rummage aele" | at which one can get wonderful bar train? since the contributions come ! from the wardrobe? of the smartest ? women ln town, including many of I the women of the diplomatic corps. It is quite on the cards that when these : come home and begin weeding out ; their wardrobe? there will be ?uch a j big stock on hand that It will be i found neveseary to run '"The Band I box" for a week for a "fall aale"? though a? yet that has not been de cided. Individually, of course, all ?ort? of well-known girl? and women of the younger ?et?especially tho?? whose i:?band? are oversea??are taking government job?. Juat lately Marie Sims, (laughter of Thetu? Sim?, of Tennessee, one of the best-known and most influential of the Representa tives, ha? recently taken a job a? her brother-in-law?? secretary. Her broth er-in-law is Louia Brownlow, head of th? Board of Commlsetonere, who run the District of Columbia. Marie Sims is one of th? prettiest and most popular of th? younger set her?. Her father haa been 1n Con gres? so long that ?he ha? practically grown up In Washington. She made her debut about three years ago. her younger sister Enid coming out rather informally becaUM of war condition? la?t winter. Marie Is a rarely attrac tive blonde, with hair like cornsilk. nd the loveliest blonde coloring, l'ghted up by a pall of merry baxel eye?, and a pair of ?mlllng red IIP?. She'? one of those thoroughly natural wholesome girls whom everybody Home Complexion Peeler Worki Wonder? To keep the face. neck, arms ?nd hand? truly beautiful and youthful in appearance, the treatment which seem? most sensible I? one which will actually remove the skin itself immediately It begin? to age. fade, coarsen or discolor. The onlv known treatment which will do this, aside from a painful, expensive surgical operation, is the application of or dinary mercollied wax which is as harmless a? It is effective. The wax Is put on at night. Just as ynu apply cold cream, and wash ed off in the morning, lt absorb.?, the dead and half-dead surface skin in almost invisible flakv particle?, a little ?arh dav, no di?comfort being experienced. With the di?ap peainnce of the old cuticle, th' newer, healthier skin underneath ?jTattllla.il) appears, rirhtv beautiful with th. flui.li of youth. This mer ?olired ?.?. ax. which you can get a' ?ny drug store in original pack"!? Is inov.-o? ? veritable wonder worker.? Ady. . . . . f . like?, and I: a dl,tinct ornament to any party. Which alway, help* Som? month? ago It wa* currently re port??, that ah, wa? taking cour??, in ?unography and typewriting and ofTle? accompllahmaet, with a vi*w to going orar with the Red Croa?. But for ?om* reason that n?v?r rann.d out. and only a few day? ago. it wa? finally and definitely announced that ?he had copie to the rescue ot 1er greatly haraased brother-in-law, when hi* aecretary waa called to th? colora Mia? Agnes Hart Wilson, Secretara Wilson s clever daughter, tell? m? that ?he hai also Joined t'ncle Sam ? war worker?. Sh? ha? taken a Job in her father", department?not in hi? office, but in the adjustment division where ?he find? her work v,ry inter esting. Sh? waa ?*cr?tary of h?r father'? committee ion labor) when he wa* In Congrees, but withdrew from any regular position when he entered the cabinet, though ?he hai often helped out down tn hla otTlre. working harder than moat of hi? regular clerks without pay. Then cam? her mother? aeriou? illntssa, and she had to give ail her time and at tention at horn?. Now Mil? Man Wilson ha, turned housekeeper and Mi.-*? Agne* has turned "armr worker." Neither of those girls ha? been out of Washington all ?ummer The farm which Mica Mary ran lut year?and van v? tv well. ?? Mlu Wilson love* to tell you. with big elateri y pride? ha* been leased thl? year, and except that Mrs. Wilson and Mia? Jes,]? have been up there for a few week?, returning about two weak, ago. ha, not known the Wilson family at all during th? pa?t ,umra?r. To turn for a moment from work to play?most of official society', play ! thl? paat week ha? centered around the Ira Nelson Morris??, th? United State? Minuter to Sweden and hi? wife who have been at home on a vacation. They arrived about ten ; day, ago, and were of cour?? Imme dlately entertained at dinner br the Secretary of State and lira Lansing Bom? friend? had taken Dr and Mrs. Richardaon'a ploaaant country home. "Cliveden." out on Grant road, for them, and ther eatablished them selves ther? a? ?oon as ther arrived. Ther had a theory that they wer? going to gat a little rest after a rather ?trenuou* winter. But they have di ?covered that Washington In war time? I? not exactly a reetful l-'.ar?. Still ther har? ?tuck It out? and they hav? been entertained and WHY SOCIETY WOMEN WASH THEIR OWN HAIR Ther do. not because It la a fad. but because ther wl?h to obtain the greatest possible hair beauty and be sure they are not nslng anything harmful. They har? found that In waahlng the hair It 1? never wise to us* a makeshift, but la alway, ad visable to use a preparation made for shampooing onlr- Manr of our friends ?ay they get th? beat reault? from a ?simple home-made Canthrox mixture. Ton can use thl, at a cost of about S centa a shampoo by get ting ?orne Canthrox from your drug gist and dissolving a teaapoonfu! ln a cap of hot water. Thl? make? enough shampoo liquid to apply to all the hair instead of Just the top of the head, as with mo?t prepara tions. Dandruff, exc?s? oll and dirt are dissolved and entirely disappear in the riming water. Tour hair will be ao fluffy that it will look mach heavier than it i?. It? luster and ?oftnes? will also delight you.?Adv. entertaining aimoart conatar.tiy Asta? from tbeir personal qL.allt.es. and a cartain amount of complimentar?- of ficial entertaining which is more . ? lee? ? matter of cour?? mar.y peopie have been Interested ln getting their flret hand knoa.edge of condition? in on? of the most uncertain of th? neutral countries?th? on? on who?? friendship Germany la believed to rely moat. And since Sweden t? gen erally accounted a? being more close ly In touch with the Central Powers than perhaps any other country. Mi "Morris'? reports of what h? had gathered a? to the probable condi tion? in Germany have been ll?t?D?Kl to mo?t eagerly. 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