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Oliver Goldsmith. Enrlish poet. playwright, novelist and man of let
ters, w&i born in 1728. There has been some question as to the place of
hia birth, but recent Investigators have claimed that It was at Smith
Hill House. Elphin. Roscommon. Ireland. White Oliver was still a child
the family moved to the county of West Meath. He was sent to the
village school when only seven.
where the master, while teaching
reading, writing and arithmetic.
managed to also fill the minds of his
pupils with stories of fairies, ghosts.
Goldsmith left this school at tha
age of nine, and went to several
grammar schools. and acquired
some knowledge of the ancient lan
guages. He was not a brilliant
scholar; in fact was considered
rather backward. He was small of
stature, with features harsh to ug
liness. and was the butt of the
other boys and the masters.
After many and varied attempts
to lit himself for a profession, and
repeated failures, he took to writ
ing. As his name gradually be
came known, his circle of acquaint
ances widened. He was introduced
to Johnson, then considered the firs*
of English writers, to Sir Joshua
Reynolds. the famous English
painter, and others.
Before the "Vicar of Wakefield
appeared in 1766. came the gr??at
crisis of Goldsmith's life. In Christ
mas week. 1764. he published a
poem, entitled "The Traveller.* It
was the first work to which he had
pwt his name, and it raised him ai
once to the rank of a legitimate
English classic.
After "The Traveller" appeare 1
"The Vicar of Wakefield." and it
rapldlv obtained a popularity which f
has lasted down to our times. OLIVE it GOLDSMITH. 1728-1774.
"The earlier chapters show all the
sweetness of pastoral poetry, together with all the vivacity of comedy.
It is claimed that the latter part of the tale is not worthy of the
beginning. . ? ,, , . ?
The success which he won with this story encouraged Goldsmith to
try his hand as a dramatist, and he wrote the "Good Natur'd Man."
The play, however, which is best known to later times is "She Stoops to
Conquer." It was brought out at tho Covent Garden Theatre, and "pit.
boxes and galleries were in a constant roar of laughter."
Goldsmith died on April 4. 1774. in hi* 46th year. He was laid in
the churchyard of the Temple, but the spot was not marked by any
inscription and is now forgotten.
The Vicar of Wakefield
Condensation by Carolyn Wells
, ~.V wife for such qualities as
', . e;.rwel!. She could read any
- i.?> hook without much Hpelllng;
bue'fo. pickling, preserving and <?ok
r..*ie could excel her ?e wer
ev" unstinting cf our hospitality. and
our KH?eberrjr w'ne had ireat nj^J'^
tion. ?o that our cousins. o?n 10 the
fortieth remove remembered their af
ttnitv without any help from the
I eraid's office, and came very fre
quently to see ur.
My children were well-formed and
bpi\t*iv. Two daughters, who. to con
??*??! nothing, were certainly very
handsome: Olivia, of luxuriant beauty.
' nil Sophia, toft, modes*: ami allunnw.
Mv v!dest ?o?i. George. was bred at
Oxford. while i1o?w. my second bo>.
reived a sort of miscellaneous edu
ction 3t 'lorn#.
But ala* bv a sodden stroke of 111
?uck my entire fortune was swept
may a. d jut of fourteen thousand
??o mds I had hut four hundred re
maining. This caused my neighbor.
Mr Wilmot. to break off the engage
ment existing between my son George
?ind his daughter. Arabella Mr. Wil
mot had one virtue in perfection,
which was prudence, too often the
on'y one that is left us at < 1.
We were now poor, and wisdom bade
me conform to our humble situation.
I gave <Jeorge liv*- pounds and sent
him to !x?ndon to do the best he might
fci himself and for us. 1 found a
,nu;i cure of liffeen pounds a year
:n a distant neighborhood, and thither
?.??? at once repaired.
On our journey we fell in with one
Mr Burchell. a pleasing and in
structive companion, who told me
much ??f Squire Thornhill. our n?-w
landlord, who. it seemed, was he
pleasure-loving nephew of the great
and worthy Sir William Thornhill.
Mr. Burchell had the great kindn -js
to rescue my daughter Sophia, who
had the mischance to fall into a
rapid stream, and. who. but for nis
timely ass;stance. must have been
drowned. On this, my wife imme
diately built a future romance for
the two young people. 1 could not
but smile, to hear her. but I am
never displeased with those harm
delusions that tend to make us
more happy
Our landlord. Squire Thornhill.
became a frequent visitor at our
little habitation, lured, perhaps by
my wife's venison pasty?or perhaps
by the charms of my pretty daugh
ters. Mr Burchell. too. came often. I
(co we were not at loss for merry
company. My wife, ambitious to
hold our heads a little higher In the,
world, desired that I sell our colt
?t a neighboring fair, and buy. in
stead. a horse that would make bet
ter appearance at church or upon a j
visit. I
She seat Moses, who was a most
discreet bargainer, and whom his
aisters fitted out bravely for the
fair They trimmed his locks. (
brushed his buckles and cocked his I
hat with pins. He wore a thunder
and lightning coat and a gosling'
pre^n waistcoat: but. alas, at the
fair he was imposed upon by a,
prowling sharper, who. after Moses |
had well bargained away the colt.,
managed to get the purchase money,
from him In return for a gross of
jrreen spectacles in *hagre.-n casesj
and SO. as usual, unforeseen disaster
frustrated our attempts to be fine.
Mv daughters planned a P'e?"re]
expedition to town, and this Mr Bu -
chell so strongly disapproved of that
* quarrel ensued between him and
?,v wife, and the gentlemen left our
house in a flt of anger, nor could
Bophla's pleading looks stay him
The town trip being still In prospect,
m, wife decreed that I go to the fair
myself, and sell our one remaining:
horse But when one would-be pur
chaser examined the animal, and de-.
dared bim blind In one eye. another i
obser ed he had a spavtn. a third per
relved he had a wingall. a fourth said j
h. had the botts. and so on, I began
to have a most hearty contempt for|
the poor beast myself, for I reflected
that the number of witnesses was a
strong presumption they were right. |
,nd St Gregory himself Is of the same,
opinion However. I at last sold my,
horse but had the misfortune to re-;
celve in payment a forged and worth
less draft, the same being, indeed, th.
wicked work of the very man who
had sold Moses the spectacle*.
Mr Burchell being absent from oar
fireside only Sophia missed him. for
the rest of us were greatly pleased
hy the visits of our landlord, who now
came often It must be owned thai
my wife laid a thousand schemes to
entrap him as a husband for Olivia,
and used every art to magnify the
merits of her daughter. The results,
however, being small, my wife sought
to rouse Mr Thornhlll's Jealousy by
htnttng of Olivia's marriage with
Farmer Williams, a mo?*. \\?.thyj
j though humble neighbor. Tills fail-'
ing to egg on the backward Thornhill, J
the weddtng day was set for Olivia
and Farmer Williams. But four days j
before the day I learned to my dis
I traction that my Olivia had prone oft
I secretly in a post-chaise with a gentle- !
j man who, as I was told by an on
1 looker, kissed her and said he would
i di#? for her.
Well did I know the villain who
| had thus robbed me of my swe<?i
I innocent child: it was none other
j than the wicked Thornhill. My j
{ wife fell to loud berating of him
l and Olivia as well, but I declared
1 my house and heart should ever
be open to the returninc: repentant
sinner. I set out to find her?but
I my first efforts persuaded me that j
jit was Mr. Purch^ll, and not Squire!
J Thornhill. who had seduccd my {
(darling-. This, though, was not the
| truth. 'Twas but part of the vil
| Iain's plan. After long search t
I found my darling girl, in a hiding I
i place, whither she had fled from
the dreadful Thornhill who, under |
pretence of marriage, had ruined i
her. It seems they were married j
by a black scoundrel, who had be- '
fore married the Squire to six or!
eieht other wives!
I took my darling home, only to
be met with the astounding |
that my little home was utterly |
destroyed by fire. With what cheer
fulness we micht, we made shift t<$
liv^ in one of our farm outbuildings,
and endeavored to enjoy our for- '
mer serenity. |
But this was not to be. The des- :
picable Thornhill. about to marry
Miss Wilmot?yes. the same to j
whom my son (Jeorge was once be
trothed?niad?* proposal that we
marry my Olivia to another, yet let
her still be a friend of his own. j
My righteous denunciation of this
resulted in the Squire's threats of
retribution, and this came, in the i
form of a demand for my annual
rent, the which I was all unable to i
pay. I was thereupon thrown into'
a debtors' prison, but even here I \
endeavored to preserve my calm. J
and after my usual meditations, and
having praised my Heavenly Cor
rector. I slept with the utmosf
Man frequently calls in the con-!
solation of philosophy, which.
have found, are amusing, but often
fallacious. In the prison, though I;
attempted a much-needed reform!
movement, and though I lectured
MONDAY, JULY 28, ltl*.
(Copyright. m?, by the McCliuw Newspaper
Mercury rules strongly for food to
day. according to astrology, but the
planetary away is not an important
It Is a sway good for newspapers.
Uranus indicating that there will be
sensational dispatches that arouse
public feeling.
There is a sign read as indicating
explosions, both by accident and In
the course of cowardly plots, which
will multiply, despite police activity,
the seera declare.
Owing to the positing of the stars
occultists prophesy that the world
will suffer many months from the
effect of thought that seethes con
stantly because truth and justice are
in combat with all the evil forces that
prey on humanity.
Orators, writers, reporters, teachers
and secretaries are believed to benefit
especially when Mercury is in beneflc
aspect as In this day's configuration.
Forces Inclining toward investiga
tion. inquiry and research will operate
I constantly until the end of the year,
astrologers foretell. ?
The stars appear to give prorhise
that certain conditions affecting na
tions malefically will improve In the
autumn, but five years of turmoil are
foreshadowed. ^
Unpopularity for persons at the
[ head of national governments Is pres
1 aged by the planets. Heroes will
I be reviled by ungrateful peoples;
j those extolled within a year will be
; reviled. France and Italy will come
under this influence most noticeably
and it will also affect the United
States, occultists say.
I Thrift that saves effort as well as
[ material will operate to solve domes
tic problems, if the stars are read
' aright, and there will be much preacn
ing about the value of time.
System and efficiency will be greatly
aided by the rule of the stars, as
trologers predict.
Marriage laws and customs are to
occupy attention, owing to new social
conditions and problems.
Persons whose birthdate it is have
the forecast of a successful year, nut
they may be drawn into costly quar
rels or controversies.
Children born on this day may be
erratic or wayward, but they will
possess fine mentality and develop
unusual taients. If properly directed.
A line of hats with stitched gray
felt top and navy taffeta facing is be
ing displayed. There is a large variety
from which to choose. Soft, crushable
crowns are a feature of these hats,
as well as top wide sailor brim-, or
mushroom, roll side effect, rolling sail
ors and wide side and short back and
front models. The trimmings are sim
ple. Navy wool stitching appears in
rows on the side crown of one mod*l.
and ornaments of vari - colored ? ilk
soutsche give a gav touch to the com
bination. Fruit clusters in bright
worsted ornament the front of the
side crowns, and novelty grosxrain
ribbon belting effects of plain navy
blue grosgrain some of the sailors.
and advised with all my powers. T
suffered many and various sorrows
and disappointments. 1 was in
formed of the death of my daugh
ter. Olivia?an untrue report, thank
Heaven! I was told of the forcible
abduction of Sophia, by desperate
From this danger, however, dear
Sophia was rescued by Mr. Burchell,
to whom I willingly gave my treas
ure for a wife. And we then learned
that our friend Mr. Burchell was in
reality the great Sir William
Thornhill, and my daughter would
be a fine lady. And. another joy. I
learned that my daughter Olivia
was the lawful wife of Squire
Thornhill. his previous marriages
all havipg been so performed by
the wickod clergyman that they
were not legal.
Whereupon, ray son George hav
ing reappeared. Miss Wilmot. his
one-time love, accepted anew his
offers, and those two were happy
together. As a capsheaf to my har
vest of good fortune, the rascal
who did me out of my fortune so
long ago. was arrested, and forced
to give up his effects. My wrongs
being set right. I. of course, was
freed of the prison, and it now
remained only that my gratitude in ,
good fortune should exceed my for- |
mer submission in adversity.
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(Jlnr?? Newspaper Syndicate. All rights rcs?Ted.> :
"Ivanhoe," by Sir Walter Scott, j
as condensed by Frofessor William i
Fenwick Harris, of Cambridge, will !
be printed tomorrow.
100-Day Literary Feast Coupon
425 Eleventh Street N. W.
I Gentlemen:
Deliver to me each day for 100 days, and at the regular sub
scription price, the Daily and Sunday Washington Herald. My
subscipion is to begin with Monday, June 23, the day the 100 Con
densed Novels started in your paper.
Swatting the Divorce "Bug"
Famous Divorce Court Judge Describes "Germ" in Foreword to
Six Articles on Causes and Cure of Marital Troubles.
(Son Francinco Divorce Jadye
Known an "Great Reconciler," and
America** Leading "Heart" Spec- '
Excepting the germs of Bolshevism,
there is no "bug" more menacing to
our general happiness and welfare to
day than the "divorcitis" maggot.
This disease, in tne treatment of
which I have specialized to a greater
or lesd degree during the past ten
years, may easily become epidemic.
It attacks the minds of married folk
in a hundred different ways?but each
particular route leads to a court room,
leaving a wrecked home behind it.
I That is the almost invariable result
, unless the specialist in "divorcltis"?
1 usually the superior court judges to
i whom the afTlictcd wife or husband
! tells the story?uses the palliatives or
common sense and the milk of human
, kindness.
| The divorce plague is comparatively
j True, the Bible tells us of men who
j "put aside" their wives for one rea
son or another?but there was no
I legal or church sanction until the
| middle period of the Roman empire,
j when it became lepal for a man to
i divorce his wife, and for a father to
j take his daughter from her husband
! against the wishes of both.
Even then separation of husband
j and wife were so distasteful that
for fifty years no man took advan
tafi** of the law. The first man to
invoke it was Spurius Rupra, who
repudiated his wife on account of
barrenness. A Roman senator was
once expelled from his high office
for unjustly divorcing his wife.
In A. D. S31 the Emperor Con
stantino decreed, for the first time,
that a wife might divorce her hus
band for any one of the following
three crimes: Murder, the prepara
Gloves to meet and half meet the
new short puff sleeves, that many
of the newest frocks are showing,
are the accepted mode. Then, as it
tj supply the deficiency between
s-leeve and glove, Dame Fashion has
made up all sorts of pretty, fluffy
scarfs of pastel-toned Georgettes
and of dainty crepes to throw over
the shoulder.
For the afternoon frock and the
party dress the white glace glove
has found no substitute. But to
wear with ihe printed summer
voiles, and the sport linens, the
Washington shops are now display- |
ing washable chamois gloves and i
(Copyright, 1919, by the McO'ure New?par*r
"I have the finest reason a woman i
could have," I said.
And then, with one of his hands on
the steering wheel and the other!
clutching the flesh of my arm, he I
made me tell him what I meant.
"I mean merely this," I began, try- j
ing not to squirm as his fingers dug |
into my arm. "An Innocent little life
should be protected long, long before
it begins. That, to me, is as true as
"We've got a nice home, plenty to
eat and wear." he exclaimed. "A
youngster wouldn't fare badly if he
lived with us."
"I don't mean that. Crittenden.*' I
said. "You are bound to realize the
impossibility of the thing under the
circumstances. You know as well as
I do what our life has been?is now." |
' What's that got to do with it?" he j
those of cotton leatherette.
If gloves are of natural chamois
coloring, they are often trimmed in
white?and if they are white the
maker has many times lined them
with yellow to give a soft creamy
With the sport and ever-ready slip
on devices are numerous and attrac
tive. Many, too. are fastened at the
wrist with a well-tailored strap and
a sturdy clasp, so that the cuff is free
to extend over the dress or suit
sleeve in musketeer fashion. Finger
tips are often stitched on the outside,
further carrying out the flat, tailored
demanded, angrily. "You're romanc
ing, idealizing. I never did believe in
such stuff myself and I'm not going
to now."
"But don't you realize," I cried,
"that the crucible of life should be
swung over the fires of a love that
burn steadily and purely, that give
more than they consume?
"And now." I demanded, at last,
passionately, "do you think your love
is equal to that? Could you. would
you reach your hand out into the un
known and drag a little innocent into
your life and mine that you have
been making a hell? Could you, Crit
tenden Hayes?"
Select melons that are not quite
ripe; open, scrape out pulp, peel, slice
and lay in a weak brine overnight.
The next day boil in a weak solution
of alum water till transparent; lift
out, drain, wipe dry. then boil twenty
minutes in the boiling syrup and
tlon of poisons, or violation of the
tombs. %
A Isdal Disease.
One hundred and ten years later
the Hfcnperors Theodosius and Val
entinian added to these grounds for
divorce the following: Treason,
adultery, forgery, stealing from a
church, attempting a wife's life or
beating her, and the introduction
of immoral women into the home.
Thus the "bug" began to thrive
and flourish, and "divorcltls" took
its place among the important so
i cial diseases of the world.
Just now America seems to be
a particularly fertile ground for
it. to our tremendous national det
I riment.
With the growth of America's
| sense of justice, unfortunately
showing itself by msking divorces
easier and easier, thousands of hus
bands and wives are rushing into
the courts with fancied or magnified
| grievances and demanding a free
I dom which only spells misery for
j themselves and all of us in the end.
Meeting this situation taxes the
| Ingenuity and patience of those hav
| ing authority to untie marital knots,
but who would far rather discover
I just why the knots were slipping
and apply some remedies.
I In the succeeding articles for The
Herald I will attempt to describe
some of these remedies, together
with the symptoms snd phases of
"divorcltis"?which every husband
and wife at some time has to com
bat with greater or less vigor.
(Continued Tomorrow.)
1 |
Navy Yard News
Mrs. Hortense McKevitt. of the new
supply department, is on leave, suffer
ing from grippe.
H. R. 8ingley, first-class painter on ?
the U. S. S. Mayflower, who recently
re-enlisted, is at his home in Gettys
burg, Pa., on a fifteen-day furlough.
Millard Mules, of the torpedo shop. j
and wife; Rowland Crowthers. of the
tool shop, and family; and his father,
Thoma* H. Crowthers, of the east
gun carriage shop, and wife, will
motor to Baltimore Thursday evening,
leaving that city Friday for Atlantic
City, where they will spend four or
five days.
George Cromwell, of the gunners' j
workshop, spent a few days at his ,
camp on Back River. Baltimore.
Miss Myra Stewart, of the supply j
department, will spend a few days in j
Philadelphia, visiting friends, among
them, her fiance's mother.
"William J. Tochan, of the electric
power plant, and his wife, have re
turned. after a two-weeks' visit to
D. J. Boody, R. Keko. J. Sims and
R. Sharp, of the boiler shop, spent
Saturday and Sunday fishing at Rock
John Cotter, of the tool shop, and )
his wife enjoyed the bathing at
Chapel Point yesterday.
Sam Weaver, of the gunners' work
shop. spent a few days at his old j I
home in Baltimore. j1
G. Arnold and George J. Fey. of the )
?Sun Bhop. are recovering from in- |
juries received in an accident at
Ninth and I streets southeast. They \,
were trying to avoid hitting an auto- j,
mobile and the motorcycle they were j
riding ran into the curb and hit a
tree. The machine was badly dam- .
aged j,
Morris Shapiro. oi tTi* oreech
mechanism shop, with his bride, is on .]
a thirty-days' trip, visiting Chicago, j
Cleveland, Detroit and other parts of h
Frank Klopfer. of the tool shop, with |)
his family, motored to Coltons. Satur- I]
day. Frank will spend a vacation of j |
one week, while his family will have I
a longer stay.
Heinie Wagner, of the torpedo tube !
shop, motored to Baltimore. Friday, j
How to Use Last
Summer's Dresses'
When a lengthened hem will not
make last summer's dress long '
enough for this season's demands, a I,
hem of contrasting material has been (
found by many women to be most ]
practical. If this new color note is,
repeated at belt and cuff, none but
the. most discerning will realise that |
a last season's gown is again doing i
' \
I Work has been started on the |
addition to the garage The bal
I conies are being relieved of a U^g?
1 number of document* stored
I which are being taken to the eighth
floor. The two new floor* o' the
i;a'age will be constructed chlefl>
of ?teei /ash. and will make com
fortable and well-lighted work
John J. Kelly'a camp opposite ]
Glen Echo is one of the most popu-,
lar resort* on the river. Cap. C*w
son is In charge of the ferry, and
like* to be kept busy. The press-;
room, bindery and foundry manage
to have a delegation in the camp
everv Sunday, but Jim Conroy don't
approve the bill of fare and bring?,
his eats with him.
The Washington Printers* Ath-|
letic Association met yesterday
at ISO p. m. in Typographical.
Edward H. Sturm, timekeeper in
the linotype section, is spending the
summer with relatives in Madison.
Phil Baker, of the night proof
room, commutes from t'hesapeake ^
Beach every day. He has his fam
ily there for the summer.
Charles Magill has been detailed
to the Ldbrary branch bindery
again. |
Ernest R. Taylor, of the ruling sec- J
tion. accompanied by his family, is in |
Cleveland attending a wage confer
ence for the local bookbinders. After |
the convention they will spend two t
weeks at Niagara Falls.
Harry Matchett. of the monotype
section, is making a tour of the West,
touching at Memphis. Shawnee City.
San Francisco. Kansas City and Chi
Arthur T. Ieith is absent from th* ,
Job room spending two months at hi*
recently purchased estate on Mount
Mansfield. Vermont.
Fred W. Berger. of the office o 1
superintendent of works, is spending
a vacation at hia eld home in Shire
manstown. Pa. .
Harry T. Miller, of the linotype sec
tion. after occupying an apartment on
the fourth floor of the Woodworth for
nine years, has moved?to the nrst
Clifford Pither. who has been on 1
the hand section sick list for more
than a month, i* convalescing at his
home in Swedesboro. N. J.
Thomas A Collins, of the hand sec
tion. is spending two months with
relatives in South Carolina.
Andrew B Gravatt ^ill be absent
from the proofroom two weeks on
That "thousands of families in the 1
['nited States are below the poverty
lino because their breadwinners hap
pen to be women" was a statement
made by Miss Mary Van Kleeck. di
rector of the Women in Industry.
L'nited States Department of L^bor.
it a conference on reconstruction re
cently held in Waahington.
Emphasizing the need for a perma
nent women's bureau in the depart
tr.ent, to be charged with the duty
3f making continuous and careful in
restigation of women's industrial
problems, the speaker pointed out that
millions of women in this country now I'
reccive less than a living wage, mill
ions are working too long hours for .
lealth and efficiency, and many are j ]
working under conditions which are ,'
unwholesome and unsafe." She urged J
that the improvements in working
standards which are now to be found !
n many of the well managed plants
5e extended throughout industry by
means of governmental policy formu- |
la ted bv women
legislative measures for the protec- i
lion of women in industry scheduled
for introduction during the preaent j
session of Congress Include Abolition .
of child labor and a compulsory 'du
ration of all children from 6 to 1? ?>
years of age: an eight-hour day and I
a forty-four-hour week, with a week
lv day of rest: abolition of night work I
for women and minor?: the establish- ?'
mcnt of minimum wage commissions '
in every State with representation of j
employers and employes nnd both men
and women commissioners; equal pay ;
for equal work, and wages based on j
r>ccupation and sex; right of workers
to organize through their chosen rep- j
resentation. and other measures tend- 1
ing to alleviate conditions among,
working women and children.
(Copyright, 1919, by the McClurc Newspaper Syndicate.)
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Takes the Homesick Cure.
By the ftorj La 4j.
Peter sat listlessly on the porch.
Grandma came out and sat beside
htm. "Let mt see your tongue." sh?
said *Clean a* * plate." she report
ed. as Peter obeyed. "Where dc
you fee! bad?" "I don't know." Petei
was winking back the tears. "I fee
i holler but I can't eat.*' Grand in
! nodded wisely. *Tm goine to b
| your doctor. I pronounce your dis
I esse homesickness, snd I'm going t
1 give you s prescription."
j Grandma wrote a not* 'Take th
; note to Mrs. Bells. you know wher
j she lives and she will give you yoi
j first dose of Medicine." So Pete*
| went to Mrs. Bells. She read th?
I note, went to the barn and returned
with a fuzzy white collie pup. Tow
grandfather spoke for him som?
time ago but he's just now bi|
enough. His nam* is Pat."
Peter forgot his holler feeling an<
i went running home with Pat. Bu*
i the best dose came last. The phon?
rang and Peter answered it. "Hel
lo." came a faint sweet voice. it
was mamma. "Are you all right
dear. 1 Just wanted to tell you tha
you are going to have a great sur
prise in about two weeks."
Peter made her talk as long ai
she would then capered Joyouflj
around the room. Til bet she'i
coming, and I like to visit you
grandma, but when I get ba<-k home
1 bet I'll stay -
Mr and Mrs. George W. Gordon, ol
60 Sea ton Place northwest, returnee
yesterday from a two-weeks' stay it
I Ridgefield Park. N. J.
j Miss Elsie J Perkins, who has been
| visiting friends in Chester, Pa., mil
'return to her home, 734 Tweif'.r.
street northwest, Wednesday.
I Mrs. W. W. Watt, of Stony Pouit,
N. C.. Is here on a visit to her si?t? r.
Mrs. T. R. Hudson. 918 Twenty second
street northwest.
Harry O. Gale, of Greensburg. Pa.,
is visiting friends on N street, George
Miss Violet Hudson. 9!1 Twenty -
second street northwest, has return* <;
from a vacation in Stony Point. X. C.
Mis* Ruth F. Howard, of the Treas
ury Department, left yesterday for a
month's stay at Brad dock Hetchta,
Mnrj lander* and descendant* ?
Mary landers in the District a re re
quested to send their names snd ai
jdresses to Mrs. PriscMla Wilkinson
Str?-eter. 1108 L ?tr?<-t northwest, ol
the Maryland Sta??> Society.
Charlrit H. Gra?tr.
of the New York Times, who was in
Europe for four years, will tell toit
of his experiences abroad at th?
National Press Club ton orrow niglit
at f:45 o'clock.
John J. I/nnry will speak o*
"The New Army of Democracy" th.*
evening at the Public Library ir|
the Labor University series of lec
tures. Mr. Lenney was a soldier and
he also worked In textile and steel
mills. The lecture mill b?-gin ul
? :1I> o'clock.
There will be a meeting of rti
nominating committee of th?- South
ern Society this afternoon at 4
o'clock at the office of Col. John <i|
Capers in the Evans Bu ildsng To-1
night at the Willard the annua)
meeting of the society takes place
with the election of officers for th?
ensuing year. Senator Fletcher n
chairman of the nominating com
Rttpcewatatlvr Rob-rt l,ane. el
Massachusetts, a former lieutenar.
governor and chairman of oomn;i*|
sions on cost of living in 191** an?l
1916 and 1917. will give a talk
the high cost of living Tuesda>
evening at K 15 at the Officers' CluU.
Dupont circle.
Diseased wheat in certain sections
of Tennes?ee and Missouri led loeal
authorities to believe that Aus
tralian "take-all" was infesting
their fields.
investigations by cereal, dlsea*
specialists of the United States
partment of Agriculture have d.
onstrated conclusively that tht <\
age to the wheat was caused
Insect ravages, scab, anthracn
and rust.
The -take-all** disease, which *
first discovered in Madison Court:]
111., has not been found els?wh?
except In Sangamon and Mas
counties. 111., and Laporte. Port1
Tippecanoe and Jasper counties. It
There have been no further disco
tries of outbreaks of th?> disease
the United States, and the Federal
specialists report that the out
breaks already located and undei
survillance will not appreciably d?
creas* the wheat crop of the cur
rent year. L?eaf rust has apr*?r. d
in many States, horn-ever and has
somewhat shadowed the almost
ideal wheat condition* early In May
according to the Bureau of Crop Es
Lemon juice is more satisfactory
than lemon extract for meringues a 1
icings. In fact the fresh fruit is a'
ways preferable to the extract aa it
gives a more delicious flavoring.
fKill Dandruff
With Cuticur
All drwiK* So*r O ntm*
It and &l77r1cub Jf>. 8nn>r!?e-l
tr??of "Cmein, K Km-CI
?are standard in qual
ty, wholesome and pal
At AO Grocer*.
N. Anth Provision Ce,
823 D S. W.
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