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ADVENTURES OF A BUSINESS GIRL AS REFRESHING AS AN OCEAN DIFj
TEN-MINUTE NOVELS TODAY?"The Wreck of the Grotrenor," by W. Clark Russell. Condensation by James B. Conolly. TOMORROW?"The Rifht of Way," by Sir Gilbert Parker. RUSSELL The author of "The Wreck of the Grosvenor" vu born in New York February 24, 1844: he was the son of Henry Russell, author of the popular son?. "Cheer, Boys. Cheer." He was educated at the famous Winchester, in England, and at Boulogne, in France. At 13 he ship ped on a British merchantman and served for eight years, which gave him firat-hand information for the stories which have for so long been a delight t?? all who love a tale of the sea. His ftrst book was "John Holdsworth. Chief Mate". It was .followed by a rapid and lengthy succession of tal*s of the sea in a ; .clear and picturesque style, with ;Jabundant dramatic skill. The first book won him a devoted audience. ?Increased the next year by the story which readers will most readily associate with his name, "The Wreck of the cJrosvenor.'* In addition to being a good story, it fileads for better treatment of Eng* ishsailors. especially in matters of food. The proper care of the sailor man has always been one of the things needing attention. In addi ction to beinc a prolific writer of Hbooks, he \\a?? also a newspaper man. writing ?'leaders" or editorial articles for the London Daily Tele graph. Thes?> were of enough im portance to be gathered together in ?"Round the Galley T'lre" and other 'Volumes. He died in 1911. WM. CLARK RUSsELU 1S44-19U. The Wreck of the Grosvenor By W. CLARK RUSSELL (Condensation by James B. Connolly) We were bound out of London i with a general cargo. The wind d>"- ! lng out. we had to come to anchor ? in the Downs. The crew had been | grumbling about the grub; and were | now grumbling yet more. I was sec- j ond officer, and to me came the cook ' raying: "Mr. Royle, would you mind tasting this?" and handed me j * bit of a ship's biscuit. "Sugar. ) molasses, tea and pork?if they call i em that?they're all the same rot- ! -ten mess, sir." j The biscuit was bad. and though I it was not my place to do so, I took ! it to Captain Coxon. but got nothing 1 from him except curses and the cold I ndvice to mind my own affairs. Mr. j -Duckling, the flrst officer, added a| few obsequious remarks on his own account. The result was that the ?rew, getting no redress, refused to | make sail on the ship, and were put ashore. Xext morning a crimp came Jown from London with a fresh rew. A fair wind sprang up. the ship was got under way, but we were not rlear of the Channel when the new .-rew were also complaining of the <rub. Hot words were passed be iween them and the captain, so hot :nat the captain had to take notice. He finally promised to put into some Tandy port, in Spain or elsewhere ilong the route, and lay in a fresh supply of sh'p's stores. "What injustice in the meanness "t owners and captains!" I thought, fiere were ond sailors and ordi larily harmless men who might be! ?nade into criminals, and all to the ?nd that our banking balances might :>e kept larsre and our national power supreme. Without the British sailor ihere would be no British empire, ind what treatment is meted out to Tim! He submits to hardships and danger, and receive low wages, i ooor food and mean living quarters;, ?ven should he be granted a hearing 'or a grievance, nineteen out of wenty persons appointed to inves .fgate the trouble are qualified net-1 her by experience nor sympathy to, -*nder a just verdict. The (?ro. venor. of which 1 was sec- j >nd officer, was a fast sMlintr. full - j "*gred little ship of 500 tons. Th? :aptain. und^r owner' order? to nake what timo he could to Yal >araiso. was out to drive her. We vere rushing along under a press of ?anvas when we ran over a small ?raft of som?. *ind. I trot a glimpse, n the dark, of a mast and a sail >'forc they vanished under us. Xo word c^nje to bring her to. I isked Capt. Coxon. who was on leek, if he was not going to try to save the porsible survivors. "Save be hanged! Why didn't they ceep out of our way?" I knew what I wanted to say: but t is in the power of a ship's cap iin to injure, even to ruin, the "titurc of an officer under him. I ?eld my tongue. , We ran into n three-days' gale. ? A> had a terrible time, but man ned to live through t. As it was Moderating we sighted a wreck, a Most mournful piteous sight. It las in my watch, and I ordered the Jllip luffed to have a better look at J;r. What T saw was an arm pro cting through her deck-house window. I at once called the cap Ain and asked for instructions. "K*ep here away!" was his order. ""I called him a murderer, and ap pealed to the men. They cried to 4ve the lives on the wreck. The iaptain then allowed me to take a ^?at's crew and see what I could ^After a hard struggle our boat nade the wreck. She was an Eng Jfth ship. At no little peril I ran Uong the d?ck to her house where h-found a young girl and her old Ather. Another man was also ^ere alive, but insane. Seeing a yannikin of fresh water, this man grabbed it. drained it and dropped Jead. * V hen we were back aboard the 7rosvenor, I. for my part in the iscae. was put in Irons. This wreck incident, added to jjrthrr needless abuse of the men #d the further failure of the cap Ain to live up to his promise of kitting in for better food, inflamed .be crew beyond endurance. Th^y fratched their chance, rushed the Jpop In the nigrht and killed the ?ptain. They then killed Mr Duck ing. They might have killed me Jfco. notwithstanding that I had Jiown sympathy to them, but some ??dy had to navigate the ship to rithin fifty miles of the Florida 4?st. which was where they intend ?<1 to abandon her and row ashore Having the safety of the young girl Ind her old father as well as my own lfe to think of. I agreed to act as MTl gator. V1 was having my supper in the cabin tnder the new regime when I felt a c vch on my arm. I looked up. It was WUs R,obertson, the rescued girl Be -j>re I could prevent her. she took my -*tnd and kissed It She told me then .'f ,he wrecked ship. Her father a real thy Liverpool merchant, was the ?wner of the ihlp. which had been <ound home from Capetown. After the }orm- the ofTicers and crew, fearing he ship would sink under them, had aken to the boats. She and her father had spent a terrible three days on the wreck, and now her father, al ready a nervous wreck, was shaken j anew by the frightful threats of the mutineers here. She trusted to me for the safety of her father and herself. Her trust inspired me with new energy. To save them I was now ready to play any game whatever with Stevens, who was the leader of the ! mutineers. Our boatswain, who had not wished to join them, but to save his life had done so. was on my side It was he who told me that Stevens was intending to scuttle the ship be fore they took to the boats, and so leave me and the passengers to our j fate. We planned to frustrate him. By this time we had taken Miss Robertson In to our confidence. One night the boat swair apparently fell overboard and drowned; but he had not fallen over board?it was a box of ten-penny nails. ! which I had thrown over the side. This was the night before that day when Stevens went below and gored the | auger holes which were to do for the ship; but as fast as Stevens bored a hole. the boatswain, who had been hiding bHow for that very thing, fol ?owed and plugged it up. Thinking he had scuttled the ship, Stevens came on deck and led the *rew to the boats, grinning evilly nt Atiss Robertson and myself as he did so. They had not rowed far from the ship when the boatswain showed himself on deck. Stevens saw him. "We've been tricked," he cried, and headed back for the ship. The wind was rising at the time, but there was not enough way yet on the ship to outrun the boats. They tried to board us by the main chains. As they did, the boat-, swain with a handspike and I with a revolver killed or hurled back into the sea all hut one of them. That one was not so bad as the others, and we ssved him to help work on the ship. , I Throughout the fight Miss Robertson. [ who had been gaining strength wltn i every hour, held 'the wheel so that the | ship should not be caught aback and | the spars come down on us. I We had now to work the ship to ' tlie nearest land; but the increasing I wind made it dancerous. with our , mt.ngre crew, to keep sail on her. We worked like dogs to reduce sail, but the wind became too much for us. it came on us like a solid wall: the seas rolled to our tops. Spars cracked and | hung down over our decks. Only after the most exhausting toil did we man age to clear away the most dangerous of the broken spars. In the height of it poor Mr. Robertson died. I read, the Eleventh Chapter of St. John over his body. I In time the wind abated; but the; sea. continuing to tumble and roar, | strained our ship so that she sprang! a leak. There were not enough of us I to keep her pumped out. We pumped j till our arms fell to our sides; but of! no avail. When the water was to ; our main chains we took to the Copyright. 1919, by McClure News paper Syndicate. By HOWARD R. OARIS. Uncle Wiggily hopped up to the hol low stump school. "Good morning:. I>ady Mouse." he said. "Is anything *he matter that you are closing: school at 10 o'clock in the morning?" "yes," said the lady mouse. "I have taught Croakle to sing 'Ger ung,' as the other frog boys sing, but I cannot teach him to dive head first into the water, because I'm not able to dive myself." "I don't want to learn to dive, any how." said Croakle. "As long as I can swim It will be all right." "Oh, no. It will not!" said Uncle. Wigglly. "Suppose you are asleep on the edge of the frog pond, Croakle? Along comes a boy who wants to catch you. If you try to hop slowly or walk and slide Into the water, you'll be caught, sure. I have here a new gold dishpan for Nurse Jane. I'll ) fill that with water, and you can | practice diving into that. Perhaps you 1 are afraid in the frog pond." "I'm not afraid to swim in It. but j I'm afraid to Jump into the water J suddenly, as I have to If I dive," said Croakie. as the lady mouse teacher said good-by and went away. Uncle Wiggily filled the dishpan with water, and Croakle perched him self on the edge. "Now! One. two. three?dive!" cried Uncle Wiggily. "Oh?er?um?I don't want to!" said Croakle, and he got down oft the edge. "Try it once more," said Mr. I-ong ! ears. "Don't be afraid!' j Croakle wanted to dive, but he didn't dare. Then all at once along ! came Sammie Llttletail, the rabbit ! boy, eating a lollypop. His foot slipped, and the lollypop Jiggled out of his paw and splashed to the bot tom of the dishpan of water. "Oh, my nice lollypop!" cried Sam mie. "I'll pet it for you'" exclaimed Croakle. and before he knew what he was doing, in he dived, down to the bottom, and he brought up the lolly pop. which wasn't hurt a bit. "Now I have learned to dive!" Joy fully cried the frog boy. and so he had. And If the rice pudding doesn't run out In the rain and lose all Its raisins in the umbrella stand. I'll tell i you next about Uncle Wiggily and the i nutmeg grater. ? THE TOWN CRIER. | Senator Selden P. Spencer will Ad dress the Petworth Citizens' Asso ciation tomorrow night at their meeting at Eighth and Shepherd streets northwest. The Yollner Lndlca' Relief Fund Society will hold Its annual excur sion to Chesapeake Beach today. An athletic program has been arranged. Two delegate* from each local labor union will be present tomor row night at the meeting of the Trade Union College at the Public Library. The Blue Triangle Recreation C'lnb will be opened this evening by the Y. W. C. A., at Twentieth and B streets northwest. Entertainment will be furnished by the Walter Reed Glee Club. CJeorae Wanhlngton Pout, No. 1. American Legion, will be addressed by Lieut. Col. Thomas W. Miller. U. S. A., chairman of the legislative committee of the legion. The meet ing will be held at 918 Tenth street northwest. The Illlnolfl State Society *r1ll meet next Thursday night at the Wilson Normal School. Plans will be made for the picnic at Great Falls on Sat urday. boats; and It was then, when we be lieved we were doomed to die. that Mary Robertson and I confessed our love for each other, she the daugh ter of a wealthy man and I a poor penniless sailor. The sun was setting; the sky. far* to the north and south, a golden color; the sea was a purple glare, the heavens a tender green and blue; and while we were gazing on all this glory, the- ship went down. That nicht, before the rough seas could swallow us, a steamer picked us up and took us home. Copyright. 1919. by the Prat Publishing Co (The Boston PosL) Copyright In the United Kingdom, the fVnninlons. its Colonies and de pendencies. under the copyright *ct. by the Poftt Publishing <>>.. Boston, Mass.. U. S. A. All rights reserved. (Published by special arrangement with the McClure Newspaper Syndicate. All rights re serred ) 100-Day Literary Feast Coupon THE WASHINGTON HERALD 425 Eleventh Street N. W. Gentlemen: Deliver to me each day for 100 days, and at the regular sub scription price, the Daily and Sunday Washington Herald. My ??bscipion is to begin with Monday, June 23, the day the 100 Con densed Novels started in your paper. Name Address ^rummer Qrl n oa?>^#^r /g/p a/m a ' f^yjfcv? DOLLY HITS THE TRAIL I No. 1 baa brrn itudrlng mr as I writ?. On a Train, July the Something:. ! Joan Dearest: I've started, Just as I wrote you I'd determined to. In my left I stocking, far from the ankle not to show. Is. or are, four hundred and \ I ninety-five of the best dollars I I ever made. The stockings cost five (extra for clocks) or there would have been that much more. However, this is not the main ? j point. The point, dear, is that I j am ofT on the trail of Fate, whether she knows it or not. Your faintly disapproving smile?which I can see as you read, or try to read, thesej words written rather wriggley with Randy's fountain pen as the train* jiggles-?cannot deter me. Nothing | can. The bridge is burnt, the die is 1 cast, the fat's in the fire, and all ? those other poetic things which mean there is no turning back. I hope I have inherited the revo lutionary spirit of my sainted an cestor Dorothea Saltonstall, who wheedled a Hessian officer out of his war orders! I need to think so any how, for now my adventure is em barked upon. I have symptoms of stagefright. However. I refuse to be named Dorothea Saltonstall Va rick for nothing. It sounds brave. Navy Yard News I' i Karl Krumkey and family motored > to Braddock Heights. Stanlep Riley, of the tool shop, is rapidly recovering from his recent operation. Fred A Bright, of the tool shop, is to spend seventeen days at Colonial Beach starting today. Harry Delaurin, M. M., of the boiler shop, is spending a few days in the | country. Thomas Smith, of the boiler shop is J having an enjoyable time at Atlantic City. A I^anison. of the breach mechanism shop, motored to Baltimore Saturday and will return today. F. J. Williams, of the torpedo test j shop, and wife, are spending a week ! at Colonial Beach. R. Matttngly. of the torpedo test | shop, is spending a week at his coun- j try home in St. Mary's County, Md. Carl Hauser. Jr., of the tool shop, ' Is enjoying his vacation In Atlantic City. Robert St. Clair, of the tool shop, returned to work today. His recovery from a serious operation is complete. Charles McOraw, of the rubber stamp department, expects to return to work this week. J. R DeRiuex, of the torpedo test shop, will move to his new home on Potomac avenue southeast, this week. Boilermaker Snookle Wiliams plans And I shall be brave. I shall come back with my shield or on It! Seriously, Joanle. I do want yon to understand. Here am I, 26, and my sweetest years slipping like beads off a string:. Not a single real love affair. Nothing ahead but a life of countless dictations, card flling. indexing, typing; typing. In dexing, filing and countless dicta tions! Twenty-six?and only Mrs. Stuart's boarding house for a home! twenty six. and THE MAN nowhere in sight And the years gathering speed, (dip ping by always faster and faster and faster Joan, yon know I am not a mere man hunter. I am Just a natural girl, with a girl's longing for a man of her own, a home of her own and kiddies to work for and fuss over and dream about. Fluff heads of nineteen and twenty have these things. Girls without half my looks have them. Yet fate always passes me by and leaves me empty-hearted The men at the office? Those who were worth looking at were always married. The men at the boarding house? Two stuffy old bachelors with pauncbes. A few impecunious young near-sports who dote on their "freedom" and their being "not the marrying kind." A mangy little clerk with flat feet who lures me to play casino! Ooof! The church club? cold and blood less. Run by rich society women who talk uplift and permit us to ask our men friends once a month. I had none to ask. For each man who did come, there were ten girls who fought for them And the shyness of those men! They seemed to see in every smile a net dragging them down into a morass of rent and clothes and grocery bills and other matrimonial obligations. I took pity?and left them free. My vacation? Two weeks and $50 to do it on! Yet I used to get some cheap little rags together and ex change my ?comparatively comfort able winter boarding-house for an un comfortable summer one. Just when I was getting acquainted and begin ning to have a decent time I had to come back to the grind with nothing to show for my "season" but a peeled nose.v a flat purse and trie memory of a nipped-in-the-bud romance or two. No. dear, it needs a holiday moo* and long summer days and moonlight nijrhts and clothes! So I made up my mind. I have staked my Job and two years' hard saving on what a whole summer of vacation will do. In my trunk, Joanie, are duds collected with as much thought as though I were stag ing a musical comedy. Upon my back is a suit of a smartness? Ah, mon Dieu! T'pon my hectic hair (specially done) is a hat which draws the eye like a perfect bit of architecture crowning a hill. Joan?the eyes of adventure No. 1 have been studying me as I write. They are blue and there is a wound stripe on his khaki coat and two bars on his shoulder. Dear. I must close and look at the scenery. I have a premonition. Forgive me, and wish me well. Devotedly, DOTXY. to have an entertainment as soon as hu moves to his new home. J. Boyle, of the boiler shop, bought a new Ford. On account of the large Increase in work the boiler shop will start a nicht shift Monday, under the supervision of J. S. Meade. Louise Jarvis. of the boiler shop. ha-c a now apartment on East Caplto! street. Mr. Frarier. of the tool shop, Is on a week's leave. James Morris, of the tool shop, is ill. A TROUSSEAU FUND. A "trousseau fund" in placo of a hope chest is the proper equipment of the modern girl. Fashions in linens as well as clothes change so quickly that storing away money, which increases itself by adding in terest instead of accumulating a questionable output, is real pre paredness for the up-to-date bride. Thrift and War Savings stamps offer an ideal method for acquiring a "trousseau fund." Thrift stamps cost a quarter each and sixteen of them, plus a few cents, are ex exchangeable for a War Savings stamp, paying over 4 per cent in terest. "Nothing to show for it" is de scriptive of that great swamp which absorbs thoughtlessly spent pennies, nickels, dimes and quar ters. The swamp can be drained and made into fertile land by planting the pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters in Thrift and War Savings stamps. Treat your money as a friend. By showing consideration of its value in carefully spending it and avoiding all waste, some will stick by you. to be invested in War Sav ings stamps. HOROSCOPE. MOIVDAY, AUGUST 18, It It. (Oopyriibt, 1919, br the MoClur? Nevsimper Bjndlcatt.) Until evening of this day the stars are unfriendly, according to astrology. Menfury and the bun are In malefic aspect, but after sundown Jupiter, Venus and Mars have dominant power for good. During business hours caution is recommended. Leases or partner ship agreements are subject to a men acing sway. It is not an auspicious day for per sons who desire to apply for appoint ments to political positions or for promotions in places already held, even though many changes In gov ernment offices are foretold. Criticism of persons In places of the Sun may reach a point of serious mo ment before late autumn, the seers prophesy. Newspapers are to have much sen sational news in the next few month*, if the stars are read aright. Distinguished visitors from Europe are to be numerous. There will be much coming and going of celebratea personages, but again warning Is given that through some blunder or breach of etiquette the United States will jncur criticism. The stars supposed to Incite envy and encourage jealousy have much evil power at this time. They may cause disua^iA fact Ion and trouble in army and navy circles. This evening should be most favor able for the discussion of plans for trade extension or big business of any sort. This should be a lucky wedding day. The sway Is most promising for ro i mance and f-ngatrements made under this rule should be uncommonly for tunate. While the stars seem to smile on lovers, they are likely to make wooers too Impetuous. Hasty marriages may multiply in the early autumn. I Laxity of morals may be accentuated in cities during the next few months and a contest between those who up hold old American traditions and those anxious to establish continental standards of life is foreshadowed. | Persons whose blrthdate it is may meet business anxieties if they spec ulate. They should be cautious. They have a fairly good augury Children bom on this day may be inclined to be self-willed and determ ined. These subjects of Leo are often sensitive an<i high-strung. CREME DE MENTHE SYRUP. I Steep 1 largA handful of fresh mint springs in 1 pint of water. Cool and strain. Add 1 1-2 pounds of granu lated sugar, boil up and color bright green with vegetable coloring. Bot tle, seal, and keep in a cool place. KITCHEN HINTS. Arrange your kitchen with as many mechanical labor-savers as can be af forded if you would save t.mu and labor. BUREAU OF I ENGRAVING AND PRINTING ^5^-NEWS * isy . ? ! The new gasoline tank for the auto mobile association has arrived, and the work of Installation la well under j way. It la believed that It will be^ j put Into eervice sometime thla week. | , and the members of the association may purchase gasoline and oil from I thla atatlon between the hours of 2:30 I and 6:00 every day except Sunday, j The ratea will be attractive. 1 Sam Adamaon. of section , la spend- i ing a short vacation in Niagara j Falls. Ed Riley, electrician, la back on the , Job. after serving several months In , the army. Mra C. Gleason. Mrs A. Harris and Mrs K. Jackson, of the wetting di vision. were on leave lart week. Ed Healy, of eectlon 6, la enjoying a ten day vacation. William O'Donnell. of th? surface ' divlaion. la out for three weeka. and j will divide the time between Atlantic City and New York. ! John Koontz. of eectlon 8. la apend ! Ins a week with his alater at Madlaon Mills, about six milea from Orange I Va. 1 Willard Lk Laws, the popular preas ! man of the surface divlaion. la enjoy- | ing ten days at Atlantic City. Miss Irene Mankel and Misa Flor j ence Trebey. of aection 6, took their ! vacation laat week. ! It la reported that Clyde DeBlnder'a basa horn Is cauaing John Silbert. of | the engraving envision, considerable worry of late. You know, they are J neighbors, and John tries to sleep | while Clyde is practicing. The vlbra i tion from the horn has so loosened John'* newly acquired falae teeth that ! they have begun to rattle. ! II. G Leavltt. of section night, will enjoy a vacation for the balance of the month. Mlaa Oro T Redd, of the surface dl ! viaion, apent the week-end at her | home in Culpeper, Va. George W. plant, of the stamp pack i ing division, died Friday afternoon ' Mr. Plant ha? been employed In the bureau for about twenty-flv? years. 4 William IT. Gurnee, late of aur j face, and his son. George TV. Gur , nee. recently discharged from the : Twenty-seventh Division 106th In fantry. are viaiting frienda in j Brooklyn, N. Y. THE DRESS THAT JILL BOUGHT, IN TEN THRILLING REELS Manufacturer. This Is the maker of lovely gowns who reads the cloth market page before de ciding "whether wool or silk will "be worn this season" in dress es like J i1 1 ght. This is t h o dress that Jill bought! (She "selected it all herself:*) This is the clerk whose per suasive tongue doubled the charm and in creased the co s t of the dress that Jill bought Clerk.. lluyer. Merchant. Dyrr. enver. Farmer. Sheep. This Is the ar tist who dreami our frocks' to look like a mil lion dollars and cost only $19.5>R. His dreams fol low consultation with the manu facturer of the gown that Jill bought. This is the dver who says triat blue shall be this I s e a s o n ' s most I popular hue?be-I cause he knows I how to make blue I but has no luck with purple for dresses like Jill bought. This is the farmer who can't raise e n o \i g h i sheep to supply j the demand for; wool and has to charge high for what he does' raise, for such ' dresses as J i 1 1*5 bought T h 1 s is the who grows present - to the farmer supplies the who em the dyer J helped the eslgner to the manu who sat the buyer who represented the merchant who employed the clerk who sold the dress that Jill bought. This Is tho buyer who went to New York and C??t a good bar gain in two-dozen lots of the "pop ular model" that Jill bought. This is the merchant all se rene who warned the buyer to "stick to blues and greens" and don't kq over $li> on those medium priced dresses, one of which Jill bought. WHO IS RE PPONSmi-E FOR THE DRESS JIM. "S ELETTE P?" A SHEEP?OF COURSE. '0CTCHa CHICK" Smtpeo that stuff- ir^awonoer HE luoocon'r (3or ") jom?th in' ONCC IN] aluh IcE ? , j iwoucpn T TRUST THat 6uY C'H'CK'from here to , the CORN6R- hfm 8AD ! 7 /\cto R ? r- - ' thCRZ.S no 60OY mlndinj ~THe Stand, dur I won't SujiPE NOTHIH'-CAUSe Va can'rrett who? ^watcw/n now. ^?' CLANCY'S KIDS (Copyright. 1319. by tiro McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) gy L. CROSBY PURELY PERSONALS. I Ernest Frackhouser, of Capli* (eights. has returned from ot? Ml. Edward Deri in. of Hyattsvilla. ha e turned from overseas Charles W. Fairfax, president ol he Washington Real Estate Brok ers' Association. Is spending twv reeks In Pennsylvania. Claude Livingston. Takoma Para, las returned from Ocean City. Md. W. Gilbert Dent, of Gardiner and >ent. is out of the city for two veeks. Miss Elizabeth Mackln. of the rreasury Department, is visiting rlends In New York. Rudolph De Zapp has returned torn a two weeks' vacation spent ? ' )rkney Springs. Va. Thomas M. Harvey and his two laughters. Miss Dorothy Harve ind Miss Maurlta Harvey have re urned from a two weeks* stay lti Joston, Mass. Claude G. Leutxgen. of the Ger ;ral Land Office. It spending h acation at Braddock Heights. Md. Miss Fanny M. Wllkerson. of tY rreasury Department, has return*. Irom a visit to Harrisonburg. Va. George V. Mott, of the Agrlcul ural Department. Is visiting friend n Springfield. Mass. Martin H. Erhloff. of the Censu Bureau, is in Nashville, Tenn. Miss Genevieve O'Brien. 132 1 itreet northeast, will return fror Dcean City. Md.. soon. Dr. R. R. Ash worth, chief food in ipector of the District, is at Bosto: ?tudying food conditions there. Armand Lefaux. of New Orleani icill arrive to visit friends here Au gust Clarence R. Wilson will return t this city today, following a week end trip. Miss Helen S. Hay, Seventeenth and Church streets northwest, has been decorated for overseas work by the Serbian government KIDDIE FASHIONS. "Ah' to be a child again!" sig'i Mother and Big Sister when ga; ing at this ra\-isbing little froc'; for a small person! And it's ju>t a play dress at that! Any mother can make it in a traction of a twinkling from a bit of white linen Or colored chambray, cr even gingham or percale. This is white linen, embroidered a b:t with red and blue cotton yarns ar.d touched up with a bright blue cotton cord and tassels. The but tons are red?like cinnamon droj? ?and the effect is perfectly ?wee'! IDEAL BATHROOM EASILY ATTAINED Few families can afford an ideal bathroom?but all can afford an Idea! ?and that's the first step in attain ing the real. The proper thin* is to be sure the bathroom we have is as attractive and convenient a* our money an<l thought can contrive?end then keep in mind the additions and changes :t needs to make it perfect. The ideaJ bathroom has wall? and floor of white tile. For the floor, lirht colored linoleum, well fitted ar.1 well varnished, is a good substitute and for walls white enamelf-d wood or waterproof pa^>er will serve. All woodwork should be white enameled. That can be done by t'.ie man of the house himself Curtains should be straight, unruf fled. and of white voile, cheesecloth dotted swiss. or Japanese towel inc. For rugs use washable rag rues or heavy bath mats of Turkish toweling.1 Above the wash bowl should be * white-enameled medicine oa.se with i mirror set into the door. It sho| have a door that locks. Beneath the case, screwed to th wall, should be a glass shelf one side should be metal holders soap and tumbler. A glass or ine towel rod should be close by. by. Provide an extra towel rod dust-catching cracks. Above should be a long towel rod. enameled bath seat with Tubbc covered ends slips over the Fide| the tub. At one side is liung .metal basket to hold soap a sponge. On the inner side of the bat room door should be fastened s eral hooks and rods to ser\e clothes hangers. One ideal bathroom added unique idea in cases by display a flat, rubber-lined bac. with] turnover. snap fastened co) which, when opened revealed m or four small hooks on which w hung the bath spray, the hot-wa bottle, and the syringe?tin * e beautiful but necessary arti? which disfigure most bathroom If one cannot afford a re*r?J tion shower batlv there i? ? n market a good needle spray atta ment which fits on the ordino water tabs in the tub. sends straight rod up about f- ? f**r and has two cross arms bear ng t spray-heads each at a distance a foot apart. A person stand in the tub can get a satisfy shower bath without wetting hair?or necessitating the buni some rubber curiai&a of dinar* shewar.