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At the special election of Columbia Typographical Union, No. 101, held last Sunday, at the regular meeting:, Ernest J. Elwood was elected an auditor to All the vacancy caused by the resignation of George H. Ball, who has accepted a situation in Panama. Mr. Elwood came to this city from Utica, N. Y., twelve years ago and is well known to the mem bership of Columbia Union. W. N. Brockwell. chairman of the proofroom chapel, has received a letter from I*. H. Post, who recently resigned his position as reviser in the day proof room and Is now living at Anacortes. Wash., in which he writes entertainingly of his new home and sends greetings to his former fellow-workmen in the gov ernment printing office. Mr. Post, who Is seventy-five years old, is a veteran of the civil war and was wounded in the second battle of Bull Run. He was em ployed In the office for over a quarter of a century. C. P. Boss of the monotype keyboard section left today for Atlantic City for a vacation of ten days. Foreman James B. Cogan of the for warding and finishing section of the bindery, with Mrs. Cogan and son. Dr. John V. Cogan. will spend the next week at Colonial Beach, Va. The following employes in the press division are on leave of absence: Mrs. A. M. Zook, Fred D. Netheriand. Frank A Dougherty, Miss Lulu D. Jordan, Mrs. Charlotte E. Brennan, Mrs. Lillie E. Crist, Mrs. Grace Startzell, Mrs. Kath erlne Biondi, Miss Frances Sheridan and John S. Driggers. Thomas F. Herlng, reader on specifi cations in the day proofroom, is acting referee during the absence of J. W. Schmaling. on leave. Joseph L. May, clerk In the office of the superintendent of buildings, is receiv ing the congratulations of his friends on the prizes awarded his buff orpington rooster and hen, receiving first and sec ond ribbons, respectively, at the poultry show held by the Woodmen of the World recently at Cherry dale. Va. Fred H. Berger, clerk In the office of the assistant foreman of printing, and F. R. Parkinson, clerk in the office of the superintendent of work, have re turned to their desks after a month's va cation at Ocean View. Fred D. Heisler of the day proofroom and family returned the first of the week from a two-week outing In the Shenan doah valley. Among those of the watch force who are on leave of absence are Hugh H. Denny. George O. Burke, Theophii Tiver ny, Joshua B. Stoops and Alexander Splnks. H. W. Stevens of the engineers' sec tion has been granted six weeks' leave a&d will visit at his old home. In Cam den. Me. Miss Mae Sheridan of the stamping and casemakisg section of the bindery returned to work today, after spending two weeks visiting in Niagara Falls and Rochester, N. Y., and points in Canada. Paul S. Gable, reviser on specifica tions of the proofroom, is spending the week at Easton, Pa., and vicinity. Emile Himmighoefer, painter in the carpenter section, is on a three-week vacation, and will visit relatives In St. Louis, Mo. He is accompanied by Mrs. Himmighoefer and son. Nathan I* McKnew of the press di vision Is spending his vacation with his family in their cottage at North Chesapeake Beach, Md. Report has been received that Charles H. Coe of the monotype section, who is spending his vacation at Hlnnom, Va, rescued a ten-year-old child from drowning near that city last Sunday. The child had fallen from a boat that was being rowed a woman and had disappeared the third time when Mr. Coe reached the scene. Casper R. Taylor, machinist in charge of the machine section, is tak ing a week's vacation, and Hugh O'Connor is acting in charge during his absence. Ralph A. Murdock, messenger in the day proofroom, is spending the week at Colonial Beach. The Misses Loving and Minnie Virgie of the postal card section have re turned from their vacation, spent at. Rumford Falls, Me. ' Miss E. A. Flaharhan of the press division is spending her vacation at Bemus Point, Lake Chautauqua, N. Y. Miss Lillie Pratt of the bindery re turned to work Welnesday after a va cation of two months, spent in the upper part of New York state. Joseph M. Eggleston. David J. Rob erts. W. R. Burgess, Charles W. Brid well and John B. Dickman, all of the day proofroom, have returned from leaves of absence. W. K. Lockwood, formerly an em ploye In the government printing office, now located at Los Angeles, CaL, was an office visitor this week, on his way home from the International Typo graphical Union convention at Provi dence, R. I., where he represented the Los Angeles union as a delegate. Fred L. Powers, Owen H. Thomas, Ellwood Frey, John N. Dorster and J. R. Walston of the electrical section are on leave. Frank O. Cole, Miss Cecelia C. Mc Graw and Miss Sarah E. Moyer of the press division are on detail at the library branch section. C. A. Bladen of the machine section, who has been enjoying part of his annual leave, has resumed his duties. Howard D. Lowd, William F. Wal smlth, H. F. Tompkins and Robert C. Wilson of the day proofroom have been grranted leave of absence beginning Monday. John McCauley was acting assistant foreman of the electrotype and stereo type division In place of George Loughery, who has been at Atlantic City for the past two weeks. Mrs. Timothy Shea, wife of Timothy Shea, assistant foreman of the pam phlet section of the bindery, left the . first of the week for a month's stay at Oceanic, N. J. At a meeting of Columbia Typo graphical Union last Sunday the com mittee on prevention of tuberculosis reported that all linotype machines In the government printing office were to be piped for carrying off the gases. This action of the officials In the In terest of the health of the employes is one of several recently taken for the comfort and welfare of the per sonnel. Mrs. Pauline Gren of the press divi sion is spnding her vacation at Moun tain Lake Park, Md. Proofreaders John A. Cotter, William I. Reed and William M. Vogler have been detailed to the linotype section, owing to the large amount of work in hand for the machines. Mrs. Ella Bryan, after spending two iveeks at Asbury Park, N. J.., return to work today in the stamping and ?&semaking section of the bindery. Thomas J. Cason of the sanitary sec ern, who has been on leave of ab JKnce, has returned to duty. The following employes In the press division have seen on the sick report: Mrs. Virgle Langley, Miss Gertrude M c W i II lam s o n, Mrs. Mary A. Proctor, r?.IS' j ^oore- Mrs. Mary I*. Evans, Edward L Wlnne, Salyator Camatella, t>anlel C. Ray and Gus W. Hill. Mrs: Almanza Llndsey, Mrs. Martha E. Man Rum. Melvln Taylor, John E. > Jr.enJeI'?- J?sePh W. Marshall and Al bert Davis of the sanitary section are on leave. P6arl of the forwarding and finishing section of the bindery re ?? 'or work Tuesday, after a ?eek s stay at Colonial Beach. n?l!?r8ih H' Stfi": "vlser on speciftca w?,nhBouthpSaJ-PPl,&' f?r f0rtV da}"s' lea? f?T'i ???ar:l ls act,nK assistant! ftf jnhn i v Zipress "ect,OT> 'n Place duty Kahler, who is on military mfntnl'hl^frrl*-.romposltor ,n th* docu a section; le" Wednesday for a twentj -day vacation at Stoney Point, ? P^M.P?blic-?prl,,ter has ??efved from ?iIs?n a <?rd expressing ap ? officials and employes .?rihe Klft of lowers and sympathies extended to him and his fam ily upon the death of Mrs. Wilson. y"''am J- Manning, medical offl cer, has returned from his vacation Tb*? which u-^ded hl? t!.me ,n ,nsP?ctingr that which was new in Its application In the ?!S 5?"to" Physical relief stations and the New York and Manhattan Eye. Ear and Throat Hospital. L:, B-,Cooley Of the document (hand) section has been detailed as Imposer on specifications during the week. Thomas A. Bynum of the night proof room returned to work the first of the week, after an absence of fifteen days, during which he represented the domain of the District of Columbia Knights of Pythias in the sessions of the Supreme Lodge at Winnipeg, Canada. He was accompanied by Mrs. Bynum, who was the representative of the District of Co lumbia and Virginia in the sessions of the Supreme Temple of the Pythian Sis ters which were held at the same time in the Canadian city. ?~aines Mathers, maker-up In the Y. ' document section, returned to duty Thursday after a twenty-dav vacation spent at Wllkersons point. Va. James B. Matlack, Charles E. Jones and Joseph W. McCann were amongtho.se in the day proofroom who went on va cations Thursday. John H. Butler, imposer In the day hand section, ls on duty again, having spent eighteen days' leave visiting in Massachusetts. John Gable and Mrs. Louise K. Roche of the press division are on detail at the War and Navy branch section. TabIer. who spent his leave In Virginia, returned to work In the docu ment (hand) section Thursday. Dr. Manning-, In charge of the emer gency hospital room, reports the follow injuries to employes during the week: William Hawkins, laborer, press division severe contusion of right instep with fracture of b<jne of great toe, due to heavy roll of paper falling upon the foot; Thomas H. Mumford, Jr., electrotype molder, fractured bone of finger of the left hand, caused by a heavv case fall ing on the hand while at work near the nickel bath; William White, messenger boy, severe laceration and contusion of right leg, due to being thrown violently from a bicycle which he was riding upon official business. Charles M. Sizer, compositor In the document section, returned to work Mon day. after a fifteen-day outing in Mary land. Eugene F. Smith, president of Columbia Typographical Union of this city, is vis iting In his home state, Georga. Frank McDermott of the day hand sec tion returned Thursday from a fifteen day fishing trip in West Virginia. Among the details in the document (hand) section during the week were: Capt Wallace Brewer, Imposer on spec ifications; John X. Cobb, Imposer; W. E Garlick, imposer. Following were the appointments, sep arations. transfers, etc., in the govern ment printing office for the week ending August 18: Appointments?Fred Morris, probation ary linotype operator; Jarvis B. Moulden, compositor, by transfer; Samuel M. Mor gan. probationary linotype operator; George T. Meitzler. temporary steamflt ter; Mrs. Adelaide I. Cavanagh, pro bationary clerk, and Thomas S. Nelson. Bkilled laborer. Separations?Horace E. Wagar, tem porary skilled laborer, resigned; Samuel Lenoir, temporary compositor, resign ed, and Harlan Frey, skilled laborer, re signed. Transfers, etc.?Charles E. Houghton, from compositor, 50 cents per hour, to monotype keyboard operator, at 60 cents per hour; Mrs. Ella B. Baker, from day to night force, press division; James H. Scott, skilled lalwrer, from fbw'arding and finishing section to delivery section ; Fred Chase, probationary compositor, from monotype section (night) to Library of Congress branch printing section; John L. Wrenn, from electrician-in-charge, at 60 cents an hour, to acting chief elec trician, at $2,000 per annum, electrical section; Fred A. Anderson, pressman, from postal card section, to press division (day) ; Clarence E. Lemerlsn. from help er, at 35 cents an hour, proof stction, to caster helper, at 35 cents an hour, monotype section; Miss Amanda E. Smoot, folder, at 25 cents an hour, pam phlet binding section, to skilled laborer, at $626 per annum, office of the superin tendent of documents; John F. Lultich, compositor, at 50 cents an hour, to lino type operator, at 60 cents an hour, lino type section; Patrick H. McCarthy, from caster helper, at 35 cents an hour, to machinist's helper, at 40 cents an hour, monotype section; Miss Birdie Page, skill ed laborer, at $626 per annum, office of the superintendent of documents, to skill ed laborer, at 25 cents an hour, ruling and sewing section; William H. Bohan non, skilled laborer, at 25 cents an hour, ruling and sewing section, to skilled labor er, at $626 per annum, office of the su perintendent of documents; George E. Pyemont, bookbinder, forwarding and fin ishing section, to cutting and packing section: William Albert White, skilled laborer, at 25 cents an hour, ruling and sewing section, to skilled laborer, at $626 per annum, office of the superintendent of documents; Ella C. McCriBtal, machine operator, female, at 27 H cents an hour. ruling and sewing section, to helf>er at $720 per annum, office of the superin tendent of documents; Myer Gewirz, skill ed laborer, from 25 cents an hour, ruling and sewing section, to $626 per annum, office of superintendent of documents, and William E. Brockman, from skilled labor er. at 25 cents an hour, to machine oper ator, at $1,000 per annum, office of super intendent of documents. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR u Secretary Wilson of the Department of Labor has gone to Blossburg, Pa., where he ls spending a short vacation on his farm there. His family has been there all the summer, and the Secretary makes as frequent visits as the business of his department will permit. Royal Meeker, director of the bureau of labor statistics, left Washington last week beginning a month's vacation which he will spend in the mountains of Pennsylvania in the vicinity of his former home. H. A. Stevens, private secretary to As sistant Secretary Post, has returned to his desk after a short vacation. Robert Watson, chief clerk of the de partment. has returned to Washington from an extended business trip to New lork in connection with the depart pwUtiojL * " th? Panama-Pac"lc ex ? ? POLICE DEPARTMENT. J ?| O Matt Horne has received a present In the form of a police revolver. The weap on was stolen about six years ago, he says, while he was In a lunchroom* "I laid the pistol aside while I was eating," he said, "and when I went to get it. I was surprised to learn that it had been taken." One day last week the weapon was re covered from a man who was com plained against by a young woman who was afraid she was to be made a victim of it "I got the pistol from a man in George town," said the man from whom it was recovered. "And I got It from a man who works at the market," said the Georgetown man. The Georgetown man got It from the driver of a "nightliner," he stated, and the police learned that the driver was dead. Joe Morgan, member of the clerical force at headquarters, and his family re turned from Baltimore this morning aboard a steamer. Joe took his family to Baltimore early In the week, spent two days with friends and boarded a steamer Thursday afternoon to enjoy the homeward trip by water. "I returned by steamer," said .foe, "in order to get an outing on the river and to get a complete change, and inci dentally to do a little crabbing." Sergt. Charles A. Stevens, in charge of the house of detention, will return to duty tomorrow after a vacation of three weeks. The sergeant took his wife and children on an automobile trip to At lantic City, Asbury Park and other places along the Atlantic coast. While away they visited Philadelphia and New York and covered much terri tory. Detective Frank Baur, wife and two nieces have returned from a trip to Co lonial Beach. "Going on a fishing trip," was what the detective said before going away. It is stated, and now he calls it an "outing." "I never saw so many fish before," he stated when he returned to work. "Each morning that I was there the early morning fishermen came in with strings of big trout, but my fishing was done later in the day, and I got only small ones." Sergt. James D. McQuade and Private Samuel Fraser of the White House squad are away on their vacations. The ser geant and his two boys are enjoying eighteen days at Plney Point, Md., where boating, bathing and fishing are among the attractions. Private Fraser will spend part of his vacation at Atlantic City. "This seems to be vacation time," commented John 8. Berryman of the house of detention force, "but the ap ple picking, cider and applejack time In the Shenandoah valley suits me." Private Berryman will spend his vaca tion In the vicinity of Front Royal in October. The apple trees are filled with fruit this season, he stated, and grow ers are arranging with the railroad lines to get them out of the valley. R. A. Johnson of No. 7 precinct and Mrs. Johnson have gone to New York city. They will visit the husband's for mer home, and se the sights of the metropolis. It is their intention to re main away from the city for sixteen days. Private E. P. Alexander of the seventh precinct has been on the sick list this week. He fell over an embankment at 36th street and Prospect avenue and in jured his knee. "The accident happened early Of the morning while he was in pursuit of a colored man;" stated one of his com panions, "and the night was so dark that he was unable to recognize the fea tures of the fleeing man." Otis J. Trenis of the Rock Creek Park motor cycle squad had a day off last Sunday. He motored through Maryland as far as Baltimore, and returned early in the evening. Capt Thomas Judge, in command of the tenth precinct, Mrs. Judge and their daughter Marie are spending ten days' vacation at Churchton, Anne , Arundel county, Md. Cheurchton is reached by steamer from Annapolis, and the cap tain and his family are enjoying boating, bathing and fishing. "And it's matermelon time In Anne Arundel," remarked the captain. Sergt. Edward Kelly, one of MaJ. Syl vester's aids at headquarters, and Mrs. Kelly have returned from a trip to Colonial Beach. They were at the resort for ten days, went fishing and crabbign during the day and enjoyed" crab feasts and dances at night. Private W. L. Rhine of the seventh precinct has taken his vacation and, joined his family at Colonial Beach. His family went to the resort last month, and he will spend two weeks with them. Motor Cycle Policeman A. H Smoot of the eleventh precinct has gone to his former home in Virginia. Smoot enjoys long country trips on his motor cycle, but his vehicle was out of order when his vacation started and had to be left in the shop. Frank Dent of the Anacostia precinct and Mrs. Dent have gone to Colonial Beach. They will spend ten days at the resort. "Li. h. Payne, member of Capt. Peck's command, has gone to his former home at Plains, Va. Mrs. Payne was sick and her husband took her. to the country* hoping the change would benefit her. Private G. S. Cockrell of the eleventh precinct has gone away on a twelve-day furlough. He took his- family to War ren ton, Va., his former home. John F. Reagan, private In No. 11, has taken his family to Virginia Beach, Va., for a week. He is fond of the surf bath ing at Virginia's favorite resort. Private W. L. Hospital of the first pre cinct was detained at home this week by reason of sickness. He had trouble with his feet and the police surgeons signed him off duty. Desk Sergt. L. I. H. Edwards has ar ranged to take his family to his former home at Warrenton, Va., next week. "Up in the mint julep country is a fine place to spend a holiday," he stated, "and one doesn't have to Indulge In the Juleps." W. M. McDonald has taken his family to Warrenton, Va., for ten days. Mack, as he Is" familiarly known, says there is no other place on earth to equal the home of his boyhood days. Private Joseph H. Boswell of Capt Flather*s command and family have gone to Coan river for a couple of weeks. Bos well Is from Charles county, but he mar ried across the river in Virginia, and the family has gone to Mrs. Boswell's former home for an outing. Detective J. E. Sears, who Is so famil iarly known as "Capt" Sears about Union station, where he does duty, has fully recovered from his long spell of sickness and gone to Mountain Lake Park, Md., for his health. His wife ac companied him. . Thirteen days' leave granted Sergt J. S. Johnston of the sixth precinct will be spent In Atlantic City. The sergeant goes to the seashore every season. W. C. Lewis of the sixth precinct is spending his two-week vacation at Lodge, Va. His former home is in that seation# and he took his wife and children there to enjoy the country air and salt water. Detective W. O. Embrey, having guard ed the Mexican embassy for more than three months, has arranged to start on his vacation tomorrow and spend two weeks with his family in the neighbor hood of Remington and Newton, Va. There is good squirrel shooting In the country, the detective says, and he hopes to get a chance to indulge in the sport. Detective Harry R. Warren and Mrs. Warren are enjoying a vacation at the detective's former home in Anne Arun del county. They are comfortably locat ed on an elevation overlooking the Severn river, and trips on the river and Chesa peake bay and drives through the coun try are being indulged in by the couple. Detective E. W. Boyle has rented a cottage at Colonial Beach for two weeks and has taken his wife and children there for a vacation outing. Boyle expects to reduce the cost of living by catching fish for the family, not counting the cost of boat hire and bait. Private W. H. Sabins of the second precinct has gone to Vermont to visit his relatives. He is from the maple sugar state, and visits there every year. Patrol Driver Charlie Campbell of the tenth precinct Is visiting relatives and friends in Chanles and St. Marys coun ties, Md. Charlie took twenty days' leave and went to Piney Point by steamer, and while away he will see many friends In the two counties. Private C. E. Garvey of No. 10, returned from a ten-day trip to Atlantic City Wednesday afternoon. He did not neglect to send his friends some interesting cards j from the seashore. Desk Bergt. Edward Wortz of the tenth precinct, and Mrs. Wortz are spending a week in Annapolis, Md. They went there to visit their married daughter and to get acquainted with their grandson. Private Henry Turner of the Emer-1 gency Hospital detail has abandoned his | duties for two weeks and gone to At lantic City. His friends hear he Is hav- | ing a great time on the Boardwalk. Paul W. Jones, member of Capt. Doyle's command. Is away on fifteen days' leave of absence. He Is visiting friends In the vicinity of Annapolis, Md. Private C. R. Spring of the eighth pre cinct is visiting friends and relatives at his old home near Warrenton, Va. He will be gone thirteen days. Capt. George H. Williams of the fourth precinct, is spending eight days in the country near Culpeper, Va., and Capt William F. Falvey of the ninth precinct is at Atlantic City. Capt. W. H. Harri son of the second precinct is visiting relatives In Maryland. Private B. P. Batson of No. 9 precinct I and family are spending Ave days in the country near Ardwick, Md. Bicycle Policeman Jerry Broderick of I the ninth precinct has taken his family to Atlantic City for ten days. DISTRICT BUILD ENG. John E. Archer, chief clerk in the elec trical department, is enjoying a fishing | cruise along the lower Potomac. A. B. Farnham, draftsman In the sur veyor's office, left Sunday for Rehoboth | Beach, Del., where he will spend a va cation of a couple of weeks. Morris Hacker, building inspector, is I back at his desk after a brief stay at Warm Springs, Va. S. McKimmie and B. J. Cain, clerks in the office of the auditor, have returned from a two-week outing at Colonial Beach. H. P. Berkley of the same office re ported this week from Harpers Ferry, where he claims to have established quite a reputation as a fisherman. W. J. Lattimer, assistant engineer in the surveyor's office, was among the vacationists who resumed their duties at the District building this week. Glenn Wlllett, clerk in the electrical department, Is back from a honeymoon trip to New York and Massachusetts. Harry C. McLean, chief clerk in the health department, Is spending two weeks at Atlantic City. W. P. Richards, assessor, Is making a trip through Delaware. He will visit Atlantic City before returning to Wash ington, about September 1. H. S. Lucas, food inspector in the? health department, has been granted va cation leave, which he will spend at Ork ney Springs, W. Va. Ben L. Prince, tax collector, accom panied by Mrs. Prince, is visiting his old home in Corsicana, Tex. Thomas Carroll, food Inspector hi the health department, is spending a two week vacation visiting friends In Mary land and iVrginla. Miss Emilie Buhler. clerk In the office of Dr. William Tindall, secretary to the Commissioners, has left for Atlantic City for a month's vacation. Benjamin A. Harlan, chief clerk In the public utilities commission office, left Wednesday for a week's stay at Brad dock Heights, Md. Arthur C. Israel, clerk in the office o* the public utilities commission. Is visit ing relatives in Philadelphia. S. C. Brooks, clerk in the purchas ing division, has been detained from work several days on account of 111-1 J. W. Wimer of the same office is spending the latter part of August at Rock Hall, Md., with his family. Secretary Bryan and Mrs. Bryan had intended to spend a good part of the summer at Asheville, N. C., and had even leased a cottage for that purpose. But the outbreak of war in Europe has caused an abandonment of those plans, as it is impossible now for the Secre tary of State to leave the capital for more than a day or two at a time. Second Assistant Secretary A. A. Adee Is still marooned in Europe and was at Copenhagen at last accounts un able to secure passage across the At lantic. Assistant Secretary Osborne, who had arranged to take a long vacation in the west, has returned to this city and resumed his duties at the department, where his services are needed because of foreign complications. Richard E. Pennoyer, secretary of legation at Lima, Is in this city for a few days on leave of absence on his way to his home in Berkeley, Cal. Boaz Long, former chief of the Latin American bureau, has left this city for his new post of duty as minister to Sal vador. William G. -Sharp of Ohio, United States ambassador to France, has com pleted arrangements for the assump tion of his new duties. He will go to Paris at the first opportunity. Nelson O'Shaughnessy, former charge d'affaires at Mexico City and more re cently on special duty at the State Department, has gone to New York for a short visit r POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT. Milton R. Crandallp division of reg istered malls, and Miss Ada Estella Prlntz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Print* of Page county, near Luray, Va., were married Thursday by Rev. Guy Dewhlrst of the Metropolitan M. E. Church. The wedding: was a quiet one, only the immediate relatives of the contracting: parties being: present. Mr. and Mrs. Crandall left Washington Immediately for Virginia Beach, where they will spend a few days, later vis iting: New York and Boston, making: the entire trip by water. They ^ill be at home to their friends at 2801 North Capitol street ufter September 1. Arthur B. Butterick, John Parmer an<\ ? L Travers, office of the chief post office inspector, have been grant ed leave, the first named for a month from Monday, the others until Septem ber 8. Walker M. Branson, stamp division, has reported for duty after a month's Illness with typhoid fever. Pierson H. Bristow, classification di vision, is absent from the department on account of illness. John McCormick of the chief clerk's office will leave Monday for a vacation of two weeks. T. D. Crowe, postal savings, has been . granted a month's leave from today. ! R. C. Galbraith, division of railway I adjustments, returned last week after a month's Illness. I Not many applications for leave are *!? received by the appointment cierk. it is believed many are holding back to include Labor day in their time. Holidays and Sundays are not counted in reckoning the thirty days' leave of absence granted the clerks in the department. Miss A. E. Bourne, division of sup plies, leaves August 24 for a month's recreation. Miss Rosa B. ~Mekalg, division of rural mails, is on vacation until Sep tember 17. Dr. Firman Housel, division of ?nance, will leave Monday, to be gone until September 17. Kirk L. Russell, office of purchasing agent, has been granted leave until September 12. Mrs. Hattie Froment, division of rural mails, will leave August 26 for a ten day vacation. Miss Mary Livingston, office of the solicitor, is on vacation until Septem ber 5. Miss Helen E. Fen ton, office of the purchasing agent leaves August 25 for ten days. Rufus E. Young, stamp division, has been granted leave until September 5. H. J. Donnelly of the solicitor's offlce is away until September 6. Miss Blanche Thompson, telephone operator of the department, is suffering with blood poisoning of the hand. Miss Thompson is regarded in the depart ment as one of the best operators in the service. In the offlce of the auditor for the Post Offlce Department. Joshua H. Clark, chief division of postmasters' accounts, is spending a month at the summer resorts of New Jersey. W. H. Allen of the same division has taken a vacation of two weeks to visit his parents In WoBt Virginia, where he expects to be Joined by his brother Robert, formerly an employe In the auditor's offlce and at present assistant trust officer of the Guaranty Trust Company of New York. A. E. Mlley, division of warrant pay ments. who is rounding out a half century of service In the auditor's of fice, is spending a recreation period of thirty days at Pottstown, Pa. Dennis C. Shea of the same division left August 17 for Atlantic City to be away until after Labor day. Frank T. Shea, official photographer for the auditor's offlce, will divide hia vacation period of a month between Boston and his home city. Concord. N. H. ' John A. Dysland, division of post masters' accounts, left August 17 for a three-week visit to his home in Michigan. Miss Elizabeth Buckley, who was transferred to the offlce of the super vising architect July 16, has been re transferred to the offlce of the audi tor for the Post Offlce Department and detailed to the office of the auditor for the Interior Department, to operate card-punching machines. F. TV- Opdyke, in charge of one of the card-punching sections, division of elec trical accounting, left August 17 for a three-week visit at his home In New Tork state. , -. Henry F. Farmer, division of post masters' accounts, is spending the month end with his family at their cottage at Bethany Beach, Del. DEPT. OF AGBICT7LTTOE. 7 "L'Agriculture est la base et la force de la prosperite du pays." The above dicta of the great Na poleon hangs framed In the offlce of Joseph A. Arnold of the division of publications, and Mr. Arnold thinks it would be an appropriate motto for the whole department. "Agriculture is the foundation and the strength of the prosperity of the country," is the literal translation. "Agriculture is the foundation and strength of the prosperity of coun tries," is perhaps better. At a meeting held Monday in the new National Museum the question of the effect of war on food supplies was discussed by Dr. T. N. Carver, Assist ant Secretary Vrooman, A. H. Baldwin of the Department of Commerce and Prof. Winston of the college of finance at Peking Dr. Carver made the chief address. The conclusion he reached was that war is really a destruction of capital and to that extent is not beneficial. It was brought out at the meeting that the United States contributed to international trade 67 per cent of the cotton exports, 2 per cent of corn, 16 per cent of wheat and 33 per cent of the tobacco. David Lubln, permanent delegate of the United States to the International Institute of Agriculture at Rome which institute Mr. Lubin founded! made a report on "marketing of farm products" last Friday before a gath ering of experts of the Departments of Agriculture and Commerce in the office of Assistant Secretary Sweet of the Department of Commerce. Mr. Lubin's idea is to have the De partment of Agriculture appoint a competent committee of the ablest men In the country in busin'ess mat ters and combine with them a certain number of farmers. This body would determine on the details of farming and co-operative selling. This body afto would apply to a certain extent the same rules that have been utilized in the selling of citrus fruits in Cali fornia. Mr. Lubin was the originator of the system by which fresh fruits are sold In the market at auction, a system which is now used all over the world. All the fruit that enters New York city la sold In ? this way. In London the same scheme Is carried out, and a dosen auctioneers may be seen any day selling fruit in Covent Garden market. The whole question Is -one of agri cultural economics, which Assistant Secretary Vrooman says Is one of vast Importance to the farmer nowadays. Secretary Houston was the first man to direct the activities of the depart ment along: the line of agricultural economics. "Where the war will hurt agriculture worst," declared an official of the de partment the other day, "is in the de struction of live stock. The war will result in the ruthless destruction of animals which cannot be replaced for five or six years, whereas in soil prod ucts we have a new crop every nine months. "There is already a great shortage or meat products, and the destruction of cattle by war will not help any. It Is almost certain that 50 per cent nili? 2 in the warrlng countries destroyed If the war lasts." The number of cattle In Germany, SSTSmiSS t0 speaker. In 1912 was 20,158,738; of swine, 21,886,078; of sneep, over 5,000,000 head, and of horses, oyer 4,000,000. Mitchell of the office of infor naaon, returned to this country re cently from Holland. Thomas Shearman, In charge of the office of forest appeals, returned from the war xone In Europe last week. Vincent J. Carey of the bureau of animal industry, is in Washington and expects to be transferred to tfre office of exhibits here. Mr. Carey's , office is in Buffalo. Cards have recently been received from Chalmers T. Forester, lieutenant of the watch, who is now in Edmond. , k^ on vacation. Some of his friends in the department suspect that he is on his honeymoon. Secretary Houston has moved his of fice hack Into the room in the north ???er of Xhe building, and As sistant Secretary Vrooman is in the second room to the right as one enters the main door and turns the corner. Prank Andrews, chief of the division cr?p reports, returned to the office Tuesday after a short vacation. The following employes of the bu !i?iaU Z ^cr?P, ?stl">ates are on leave: C-C- Miner. Mrs. E. S. Thompson. C C. Claycomb, W. L. Stockton, a " ? Ferguson and Miss Louise Hay ward. nn7t ^a.nilc?.vhot"!leather job'" declared ? ..the other day- speaking of the compilation of figures for the appro priation required for the next fiscal year. This Is the middle of August, and the department has only been running a an, a on the present appro now all the employes must get busy and figure out how much will red for the ns<*' year of 1915. The figures have to be in the hands of ber j5ecretary of the Treasury by Octo "The hard part of it," said the official. Is to calculate what you will want to spend beginning a year from now." J- ,R , Keithley. a dairyman, stationed at Nashville. Tenn.. is in the city on his annual leave. He has resigned from the department it is stated, to accept a position with the State Agricultural Col lege at Fargo, N. D. G. G. Snider of the hlochemic division, Mrs. Annie E. Phillips of the path ological division and L L Heller of the dairy division are on leavA Chemist H. A. Whitman returned to the city Monday after an absence of thirty days - sick leave. Dr. J. K. Haywood, chairman of the insecticide and fungicide board, is spending two weeks at Cape May with his family. WAVY DEPARTMENT. Secretary Daniels, not being able to get away from the city for a long period, on account of the war, takes a short trip down the river on the naval yacht Sylph with his family whenever he can spare the time for recreation. Assistant Secretary F. D. Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt are spending their vaca tion at E&stport, Me. Louis McH. Howe, private secretary to the assistant secre tary, who has been visiting friends on the coast of Massachusetts for several weeks, has returned to this city and re sumed his duties at the Navy Depart ment Commander Needham L. Jones, one of the President's aids, is spending his vaca tion at Montrose, Pa., with his wife and ?k.US ..er-. They Prob*b'y will return to this city tomorrow. , Charles H. McCarthy of the Secretary's office has gone to Eastport Me., on offi cial business with Assistant Secretary Roosevelt. * Harry A. Lent* of the appointment di vision is spending his annual vacation at Allentown, Pa. Charles E. Jessup of the appointment division has gone to his home in Ithaca, Mich., to visit relatives. Whiter Kelley has resigned his position of clerk In the bureau of navigation and returned to his home in Philadelphia to enter the employ of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. G. Earle Yancey, chief clerk of the bu reau of navigation, has gone on a short business trip to New York. J- Herbert Taylor, the finger print ex pert of the bureau of navigation, has left the city on leave of absence. Mr. Taylor expects to spend a couple of weeks in Atlantic City, where he hopes to forget all about finger prints temporarily and devote his time, to foot prints on the sands. Albert H. Laird, Jr., of the bureau of : navigation, has gone to his home in Long Branch, N. J., on two weeks' leave. | James N. Sullivan of the bureau of navigation has gone to his home in Fall River, Mass., on two weeks' leave. William Hanna and W. J. Macdonnall, registrar and detail clerk, respectively, of the bureau of navigation, went on a fishing trip of a couple of days on Ches apeake bay during the past week. Mr. Macdonnall reports a much larger catch of all kinds of fish than did Mr. Hanna. Hanna hooked the larger fish, but failed to land them. John R. Cox of the recruiting division, bureau of navigation, has gone to Brad ford. R. I., on two weeks' leave.. Kirk Holmes Is spending his vacation at Waterville, N. Y. J. V. Hazsard of the burea of supplies has been promoted to 11,000 per annum. . Klcker has been promoted to 11.200 per annum. G. G. Davis has been promoted to clerk at 11,000 per annum. E. T. Thornton, timekeeper, bureau of supplies, has returned to work after his recent trip to Atlantic City. The Naval dun Factory Band enter tained the mothers and children at Camp Good will today with an attractive pro gram. There Is a lively competition In progress candidates for offices In the Co i^v?La V,P? K0- International Association .2?' electlon 1? to be held the first Wednesday In September. icwJSuf" ,?un?' F- Donnelly. Charles Klnsella. Charles Bchults and Philip the tool shop's chess team, which has issued a challenge to meet any other team In the yard. . . 9te?1 of the coppersmith shop Point? M<JL * 8h0rt vacation ** Wney Raymond Furgsrson and his wife are spending their vacation at Berry-vlUe, Va. They expect to remain there until the close of the horse show. Harry M^trtin of the miscellaneous shop returned to work Monday after a brief stay at Colonial Beach, Va. Albert Pry of the sight shop has cone to Piney Point, Md., to remain until Labor, day. Richard B. Sibley and George P. Rich ards of the seamen gunners' shop hare returned from Atlantic City, after a seven-day trip. Thomas Coetello of the cartridge ease shop is again on the job, after an event ful stay at Virginia Beach with the Dis trict's soldier boys. Jesse Newton of the eeoondary mount shop returned to work Tuesday from Rehoboth Beach, Del. William Burrell of the drafting room is back at work again, after a delightful stay at Ocean City. Carlton Pry of the tool shop with his wife and children, has completed plans to leave today for a ten-day vacation at Plney Point, Md Edward A. Mufr, chief draftsman, re turned to work Monday from two weeks vacation at Millers wharf, Md. Jesse Penn, craneman of the forge shop, accompanied by his family, return ed Thursday from a short trip to At lantic City. "Walter W. Bates of the tool shop has taken his family to Colonial Beach for the remainder of the summer. John Kline of the secondary mount shop and Mrs. Kline have returned from a vacation of fifteen days at Atlantic City. Edward Walker of the primer shop re turned to work yesterday, after a short vacation. P. J. Chlcca of the breech mechanism shop celebrated his recent promotion by entertaining a party of shopmates last Monday. Earl McDonald of the west gun car riage shop is enjoying a ten-day vaca tion at Atlantic City. P. J. Stockdale of the secondary mount shop returned to work yesterday, aftei a motor boat trip on the lower Potomac. Harry Rauch of the breech mechanism shop has written to his friends at the yard that he is having a gay time at the resorts around New York city. Waiter Close of the secondary mount shop, with his wife. Is enjoying a short vacation at Boston and Rbckaway Beach. Emil Kaiser has returned from a trip to Annapolis and points along the Severn river. John D. Dyer of the. tool shop Is visit ing relatives at Colonial Beach. Frank Klopfer, formerly employed In tn? yard, has accepted employment with the Potomac Electric Power Com pany. William R. Adams of the planning de partment is relating some interesting fish stories, after a brief stay at Colonia1 Beach. George W. James of the cartridge shop J? SE?nd,n? a fcw days visiting friends in different parts of Maryland. 9u,lford ot the too! shop has sstr v,slt to friends - James Sullivan of the cartridge ease shop came back to work Tuesday, after a short vacation. Master Mechanic White of the too' shop has been absent from the yard sev eral days because of illness. Snodgrass ~~of the miscellaneous a weekf Atlantic City to spend William Getzdanner of the cartridge 33? foundry Is back from an enjoyable visit to friends at Chesapeake Beach. /*- <**-"?the tool shop has ? P?nnsyi?i* 8h0rt 8t*y W'th relat,v? witnessing "a'bal^game,1"1 whl" ot the. m,sceI'aneoTTs shop ir spending his vacation at Atlantic City. . P- B. Bradburn of the tmi . back from a visit to Colonial Beach. Sprague Simons, time clerk of the cart ridge case shop, has returned to his desk leach.a ,hre'-W~k Bt*y ? Colonial' Hartrauft of the planning de partment returned to work ilIL!; after a trip to Pennsylvania Mon?Jay, %s INTERIOR DEPARTMENT. The average person does not, perhaps, realize the variety of department, bu In^ltUt,ons under the Jurisdic tion of the Department of the Interior The Indian agency, the land office and i * ?epsion office are commonly asso ciated in the popular mind with the de partment, but this is about all. ninl Jw!'ty. ,the department has some nine distinct bureaus as integral units of Its organization, four eleemosynarv instl tutlons under its direct control, and super vision of two divisions of the District government. I In the order of their creation the nine i mUS? ot. Interior Department are as follows: Land office, Indian agency ! Pen?lon office, patent office, the Secret tary s office, the bureau of education the geological survey, the reclamation serv ice and the bureau of mines. A curious i? c?nnection with the creation of the different bureaus is that four of them were in existence before the office of the secretary was formed. C.hl o'eemosynary institutions over which the department has Jurisdiction are Howard University, the Columbia Institu tion for the Deaf and Dumb, the Govern ment Hospital for the Insane, and Freed men's Hospital. The register of wills and the recorder of deeds of the District of Columbia are also under nominal supervision of the department, although it Is stated that In recent years the department has had verv little to do with them. The government exhibit board lor the Panama- Pacific exposition Is working away a* <( no European war had arises to cloud the situation. Plana of the vovernment exhibit building are -well under way. and from the present out look. the building Itself will begin to ra up before Ions. In connection with the eerlee of "movies" that are being made for the board, under the direction of the movlntf picture experts of the Department of Agriculture, a member of the board states that the latest film made 1s one recently taken by W. S. Clime, chief moving pic ture operator of the department. Mr. Clime has been taklnc advantage of the great forfljt fires now raging In Montana and Idaho to make some One pictures of these devastating but picturesque fea tures. and the results are said to be very good. Herbert A. Myer. private secretsrv to Secretary T^ine. returned to bis desk Tuesday morning after spending the week end at Staunton. Ta. P. Oscar Tela no. m??sngw to the *?? si start secretary, la on annual leave front last Monday to a boat the middle of Sep tember. Leo OoUn. a stenographer In the Secre tary's office, left on his annual leave Thursday, to be gone until September 22 George A. Warren and Charles J. Oroe* dose, assistant attorney* In the solicitor's offlc^ are on their leave, Mr. Warreii from August T to September it, and Mr. Qroeeoloeo from August IS to Septem ber 6. William Osborn of the patent ntBce and the government exhibit board has re turned to duty after four wssks spent on Lake Canandalgua. Mrs. Osborn and William Osborn. Jr., are In Atlantic City until the middle of September. George H. Smith, jr.. assistant multi graph operator. Is on his annnal leave, having left Monday. He will be gone un til the last of the month. William E. Lovely, a clerk In the so licitor's office, is also on leave until the end of the month. William 8. Ayres, clerk In the miscel laneous division of the Secretary's office. Is to leave on his vacation Monday. George Bamett of the supply room of the publication division left Monday, to be gone until September 6. Franklin Barr. In charge of the multi graph room, will leave on a short vaca tion Monday. Charles B. Bodlne. a wortman on th< Secretary's office roll, left Wednesday on vacation, to be gons until the last ?: the month. H. L Deam returned to duty last wek after a short vacation. C. H. Goodrich la paying his annual visit to relatives and friends In Ashevllle, N. C. F. A. Harney Is visiting Ms parents In Stoughton, Wis. H. R. Dickens Is spending his vacation "fishing and eating watermelons" In North Carolina, according to his friends in the department. Last week W. H. Cook made a short visit ,to Niagara Falls. Robert Johnston of the chief clerk's office returned this week from a short vacation spent at Rehoboth Beach. News from the mall and Ales division of the Secretary's office for the weak is as follows: John J. Reinhardt who Is spending Ms vacation at his home. In Dtller, Neb., la expected to return to the office Tuesday, James B. Smith 1s at Colonial Beaoh with his family. Miss Josie Bresnahan Is spending the week at Atlantfc City. Nat Worley, one of the golf enthusiasts of the department, has been spending hie Saturday afternoons this summer play ing golf at the Bannockburn golf links. W. H. Reichard is now on a three week leave of absence. Walter L Brown returned to the office this week after spending seven days at Colonial Beach. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE I Secretary William C. Red field of U.e Department of Commerce, left Washing ton during the week for a vacation of :? month or more ix& the New Engi i: <1 states. During: his absence AssiKa.u Secretary Edwin F. Sweet will direct the work of the department Harry E. Olsen, clerk to Secreu.y Redfleld, and one of the expert short hand writers of the department, has ^ on to Atlantic City, where he is attend: n ? the sessions of the National Shorthand Writers* convention. During his absence Walter Twombley is handling the work in the Secretary's office. After an extended vacation, George F. Havenner, chief clerk of the Department of Commerce, has returned to his desk. U. Grant Smith, private secretary to Secretary Redfleld, during the week went to Amber lake, Sullivan county, N. Y.# where he is to spend his vacation. Herbert A. Davis, laboratory assistant in the bureau of standards, has been promoted to assistant engineer physicist at $1,400. Virginia W. Howard has been trans ferred to the Department of Commerce from the Interior Department. Daniel Folkmar has been appointed edi torial clerk in the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce. B. Joachim has been appointed a spe cial agent in the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce. Nathan Silberman has been promoted to be clerk at $1,000 in the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce. Simon H. Ingberg has been appointed an associate physicist in the bureau of standards. Emil F. Buschlng has been appointed as skilled woodworker in the bureau of standards. George Johannes, disbursing clerk of the department, last week rode 101 miles on his bicycle to Catoctin Summit, Va.. and return. Catoctin Summit is seven miles beyond Leesburg. No word has been received from Miss Iyouise Dessez of the office of the dis bursing officer, who is in Europe. Cards were received from her about a month ago, but since the outbreak of hostilities she has not been heard from. At a meeting held Friday a week a?o In the office of Assistant Secretary Sweet, the subject of the marketing of J arm produce was discussed by David L.ub;n. permanent delegate of the United -States to the International Institute of Agricul ture at Rome. Besides Mr. Sweet, several other heads of bureaus of the depart ments of Commerce and Agriculture were present to hear Mr. Lubin outline his plans. The Department of Commerce hap an nounced the following changes in its per sonnel: in the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce, the' following clerks have been promoted: Winfleld Scott to $1,600, James H. Jeffrey to $1,000. James C. F. Gengo to $1,400 and Hannah M. Ho^re to $1,200. Other Departmental Kewa Last Page, Part 1.