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TTTE WASHINGTON TIMES: THURSDAY; APRIL 5; 1917.'
BRITISH TAKE TWO . MORE VILLAGES Capture Ronssoy and Basse- boulogne on. German Line Above St. Quentin. LONDOX, April 5. Capture of the vlllaares of Ronssoy and BasseJ boulagne, with twenty-two German prisoners, was reported today on the western front by Field Marshal Hal-. To the east and northeast of Sletz-en-couture, the British made con tinued progress "despite considerable resistance," troops having- reached the western and southwestern edges of the woods of Gonzeaucourt and Havrlncourt. Sixty prisoners were taken. The enemy was caught on his own wire entanglements at Ronssoy tnd Basseboulogne, suffering heavily.' the statement said. Ronssoy Is about three and a half miles northeast of Rolsol. on the road to Lecatelet,and Is about three and a hlf miles distant from what is supposed to be the Hlndenburg de fense line, running from Cambral to St. Quentin. Bassebsnilogne does not show on available maps. MASSING AGAINST RUSS Germans Force Foe Bapk Along Stockhod In Volhynla. LONDON,. April C With the cap ture of St. Quentin considered a fore gone conclusion. Interest here today turned momentarily to the eastern line In the belief that preliminary ru mors of the massing of German re serves on the Russian front.were now confirmed and that a German attack was expected .there. The first impact of a massed attacK haa forced the Russians to give way along- the Stockhod, in the Kelvo sec tion. The Pctrograd dispatches to day mentioned use of asphyxiating gases, heavy artillery, and big .forces of men all indicating concerted and .ufolltf nwAirA o.aotilfa mtlir than mere resumption of general ngnling wun me comms oj -ynus. G. P. 0. CHANGES Public Printer Ford Announcei Al teration! In Personnel of Force. Changes made at the Government Printing Office during the last week. and announced today .by Public Print er Ford. Include: Appointments Miss Nellie E. Mur phy, Miss Mary H. Murphy, Mrs. I Miriam Pyne, Mrs. Mary C Fltxpat- rick, probationary press feeders, 25 cents per hour. John A. Tweeaaie, Raymond F. Dougherty, Leo J. Gorri don, Carroll B. Rooney, Raymond J. Hart. Thomas N. Sheehan, Joseph A. Fitzgerald, John E. Hogan, John B. Davis, Joseph Orlando, Sterling B. Kendig, Thomas M. Dolan, Philip A. Dolan, David F. Streeks, Thomas A. O'Brien, emergency messenger boys, IB cents per hour. James R. Mason, Mrs. Bessie M. Kronheimer, Rudolph IL Shepare, Benjamin W. Butter, Ber. nard A. Ents, 'William V. Duncan, probationary skilled laborers, 23 cents per hour. Joseph J. Jackson, Howard Hall, Davage Branford, Philo Saunders. Henry Massle, William H. Tinsley, Benjamin Zimmerman, James T Johnson, William Brown, George G. Brooks, temporary unskilled labor ers.23 cents per hour. Thornton S. Rounds, John W. Costley, Robert J. Cooper. Albert C. Stanley, Leo S. Hol ton. temporary skilled laborers, 25 cents per hour. Frank B. Helm, Wil liam F Berger. Joseph H. Comer. Ed ward T Murphy, Andrew C. Butsch, probations! pressmen, S5 cents per hour. Samuel T. Kennedy, Dodge D, Hemming, William G. Jones,, Thomas J Fitzwllllam. Alonzo F. Harrington, Henry L. Crampp, Garnett Denham, Shelley K. Kleffer, Archibald P. Mad dox, Charles IL Rockwell, Henry O. Klcol, Jr.. Henry T Convey, Levi Huber, William M. Baldwin, Frank O. Hart. John E. Wayson, Joseph B. O'Neal. George H. Ashenbach, Henry C Thomson. Joseph I. Feefer, Frank Batos, Robert E. Touart, James P. Hunter, J. Frederick Roxbrough, tem porary compositors, 50 cents per hour. Herbert R. Ypung, machine helper, 35 cents per hour, reinstated. Richard T Turner, temporary messesger boy, 35 cents per hour. Ernest Johnson, probational bookbinder, 50 cents per hour. Neal D. O'Donnell, skilled la borer, 23 cents per hour, reinstated. Mrs Annie E. Brake, probationary clerk (stenographer and typewriter), $720 per annum. Harmon Dempsey, linotype operator, 00 cents per hour, reinstated. Herberr L. Shank, pro bationary monotype keyboard oper ator. CO cents per hour. Otto Van Duyne, probational skilled laborer, 25 cents per hour, reinstated. Separations Announced. Separations Walter J. Kervin, shipper In charge, resigned; George J. Schley, copyholder, resigned; Miss Helen A. McNIcholas, William Doo- lan, Ofnian J. Ryan, helpers, resigned; Clarenco A. Robinson, Wallace F. Luckett, Titus J. Spiker, Garfield C Thompson, 0car E. Hershey, William T. Howard, skilled laborers, resigned; Leo E Carrlco, William Janof, Frantz J. Tolson, messenger boys, resigned. Transfer Ordered. Transfers, Etc Rufus L. Christian, tereotyper In charge, 70 cents per hour, to assistant foreman, W) cents per hour; John M Richards, electro type molder, 00 cents per hour, to electrotype molder In charge, 65 cents per hour; Harry Johnson, electrotype finisher In charge, b5 cents per hour, to assistant foreman, M) cents per hour; Miss Catherine Sweeney, clerk, ffvlO per annum, to clerk. $900 per annum; Miss Emma Lc Weils, folder. 25 cents per hour, to directress, 35 cents per hour: Wade H. Fairfax, temporary unskilled laborer. 25 cents per hour, to permanent unskilled la- Dorer, zo cents per nour; aw ma,..np.P hllT. S420. Cer Sll' ..... ... .1.111. i.knr. ?K rents ner hour; Chester J. Bild, messenger boy. 15 cents.per hour, to smiiea iwraiti, .t, -.. timtr- Frnnlc A- DoUgh- W ..CM, . uw... - erty, pressman, 55 cents per hour, to pressman in charge, 60 cents per hour; Carl Van. White, pressman, 65 cents per hour, to pressman In charge, 65 cents per hour; James E. Veatch, pressman, 55 cents per hour. . ....-... In .hflrff. nf artlon. 70 III flCOOIUKH ... .....- . cents per hour; Claude E. Haines, as sistant foreman, "SO cents per hour, to 'foreman, $2,250 per annum; James J. Conroy, assistant foreman In charge. 70 centa per hour, to assistant ihc . m ...- nf hnur? W. R AD- bott, proof reader, 60 centa per hour, to deskman. 65 cents per hour; George C. Cole, In charge of section. 70c per hour, to assistant iorei. onn -..- ,ninim- Stephens M. Simp son, make-up, 60 cents per hour, to press corrector, w cents per uu. Thomas C. Parsons, reader, CO cents , ...uunt foreman. eu per uuui. w w. ..--- --- - - cents per hour: George H. Senorn. proof reader, wi cenw p " i- j -rt M.t. nf hnur:. Miss ,.":. oi..u.. .vnud laborer. 25 cents per hour, to machine operator. 2714 cents per nour. Other Chances. Charles F. Cannon, skilled laborer. ,k .... -..- .mir. to helper. 30 cents per hour: Walter CJarke. skilled labor er 25 centa per hour, to oiler, 30 cents per hour; William Stanford, caster helper, 35 csnta per hour, to helper, in . n.r fcnnr? Louis W. Comwell, Arthur F.Tucker, John E. Loughran, Irwin A. Nicholson, William H.Brigni, compositors, 50 cents per hour, to 1 an .. nr hour! Bert o. Elliott, James B. Huss. Benjamin A. Line back, compositors, 50 cents per hour, to proof reaoera, w wnm v Huse. Charles E. Houghton, Joseph W. Belcher, compositors, ov cent- v' hour, to monotype keyboard opera .. AA- hmiv Tlaa Marzaret D. Ake, Walter W. Harlng. Jesse A. Shlves, Lloyd u. uenus, skuicu tuu. ers, 25 cents per hour, to helpers, 33 ... mr Vimiv- Samuel 8haDlro. John H. Mott, Nealy Bean, skilled laborers. 25 cents per hour, to macnine neipera, 35 cents per hour; Charles A Phillips, -t..iA t tuiunti T!arnest R. Taylor. T-i -r, nhnnM Alhert. Tl. TaV- wuua j. i. w ., wm, .--- -- - - - lor, Edward A. atruaiey, ran ior- rlson, George W. Grimm., sanaa u. Cooper, Daniel J. Casey, Frank E. Lanman, Amos L. Wosd, binders, 50 cents per hour, to machine operators. 55 cents per hour; Frank Rowley and William P. Ferguson, temporary book t.h.tAM Rn j.nta ni- Tinnr. to proba tionary bookbinders, 50 cents per hour: William H. Rowe. William F. Councell, makers-up, 60 cents per hour, to makers-up-ln-charge, 65 cents per hour; Jesse W. Morgan and Charle's A. Rlggleman. monotype key board operators, 60 cents per hour, to copy editors, 65 cents per hour; Miss T I..I. H T-h.in.Ma A.la I..11I1 Kltnnann Mrs. Ella McCullum, machine opera tors z cents per nour, to bkiiico laborers, 25 cents; per hour. MAYBERRY MUST HANG Secretary of War. Permit! Execu tion on Military Reservation. Secretary of War Baker has solved the question of locating a scaffold for the hanging of Edward Mayberry, who was convicted of murder In the Federal court at Spokane, Wash, and sentenced to death by hanging. Washington State lawa forbid capi tal punishment and the State authori ties refused to have the sentence exe cuted. Mayberry was taken to the mllltaryfreservatlon near Spokane by Federal authorities. The" commandant of the reservation ordered them off, declaring that If -there were to be any hanging there, it would be done br him under military regulations. An appeal was made to the cus todian of the Federal building at Spokane, which stands on United States ground, for permission to erect a scaffold on the roof, there being no room inside. This plea was forward ed to Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Newton, who passed It along to the Attorney General. Because of difficulty in executing the sentence, the President granted a respite. Commutation of the sentence was refused, however, by the Chief Executive. The case was passed along to Secre tary Baker, and he issued orders per mitting the hanging on a military reservation. MOTH NOW COMES INTO HIS ACTIVITY Insect at This Season Begins His Career of Destruction. Best Home Treatment for All Haky Growths (The Modern Beauty) Every woman should have a small package of delatone handy, for its timely use will keep the skin free from beauty marring hairy growths. To remove bair or fuzz, make a thick paste with some of the powdered dela tone and water. Apply to hairy sur face and after 2 or 3 minutes rub off, wash the skin and It will be free from hair or blemish. To avoid disappoint ment, be sure you get real delatone. Advt. LOANS HORNING Itelea, Va. (ptratb Dd of Butbwar Brian). mm antomebllM from ttb od D U. i. 5y SINGER SCRUBS FLOORS Samarrari Discovered When She Burets Into Song. PITTSBURGH, Pa.. April 5. Cecelia Samarrari, once noted grand opera singer In Europe, was found today working as a scrub woman In one of the city's leading hotels. Spring skies so gladdened the former songbird that she poured forth melody from "II Tro vatore" while at work and In a few minutes had attracted a large crowd of guests. Her story was one of grief over the loss of her French husband In the war and the anger of her parents because of her marriage. Her money gone and heartsick at the thought of the opera, because It brought her dead husband back so vividly, the former singer applied for work at different places In this coun try before coming here to visit friends whom she was unable to locate. Al most penniless, she obtained the Job as scrubwoman. Silently and In the dark places in closet, cubby-hole and cellar, the moth Is mobilizing for an Insidious drive upon the winter woolens; furs, and serges. The day Is approaching when this nimble Insect, which can fly like an eagle, leap like a flea, and crawl like a worm, will creap from ambush and assult the family wardrobe. He will rouse himself from his hibernating den, sniff the pungent ordors of cam phor and moth balls and prepare for summer trade. 1 The robin, the crocus, the pussy wil low, may. be harbingers of spring, though the frost sometimes nips them, but when the moth, the most Indus trious of Household pets, rouses to his tak, sprln'g is here. The moth. Dr. L. O. Howard and other noted entomologists of the Gov ernment tell.ua, takes no chances. He will not trifle with the fickle zephyrs of March, nor yet the Inconstant balm of April, but when the children and the Iambs gambol on a fair May day he comes promptly to life. Has Unnatural Appetite. Students of natural history, on the sUier hand, believe that the moth Is possessed of amazing Intelligence, maintaining that It knows to a day when the winter clothing will be put aside for keeps and salted down. Per haps It overhears the family plans. In the good old days, when pepper was nsed to pack away the woolen underwear in the big chests In the garret, moths became timid and sus picious. They detested pepper. They would leap from a fine meal under the collar of an overcoat and take refuge under the sofa. There; during the long'summer days, when the front windows were closed and the shades drawn to keep out the heat, they would silently chew the cud of discon tent and ruin the carpet. As well as belngl the most industri ous, the moth Is one of the oldest of household pets., Scientists tell us that even In the days when our an cestors tied the dlplodocus to the gogo tree, the moth was with them. He Is more Insistent th'an the bedbug, and much more intelligent. Dr. How ard vouches for the statement that the moth can adapt, and haa adapted himself, to every advance of civiliza tion, and likes high life. He appar ently Is much more happy and thrives better on the finely spun woolens ana serges of the present day. and upon sealskins, than he was upon the ani mal skin garments that covered the cliff dwellers. The educated moth of today studi ously avoids furs, however, for It knows that most muffs and neckpieces are sent to cold storage.'and if there Is anything that a moth abhors It Is shivering a whole summer through In a freezing temperature. Three Varieties. Indla-enaus. Moths have a 'peculiar adaptability of appetite. ' The adult moth holds his nose and flees at the smell of moth balls, camphor and tar, but the young moth If raised locked in the closet or the chest with them, waxes fat and Joyful upon his meal. Consequently It Is not only futile, but positively fatal, to put away the old overcoat with an embryo moth under the collar or In the cuffs, no matter what the quan tity or quality of moth balls. What the moth dotes upon Is an old sweater. Moths can get far more sus tenance out of a red sweater than a nalr of army blankets, several pairs of blue serge trousers, or a family dress suit. Prof, a L. Marlatt. of the Bureau of Entomology, who knows all moths by their first names, which are mostly Latin and twenty-six letters long. says that there are three varieties of moths Indigenous to the unitea States meaning we have that many kinds with- us. Washington, being on the border line between the North and the South, Is the festive capital for all three. Thcv are all indigenous here, fre quently to the chagrin of friend wife. .Larvae Are Ilestroyers. It Is the young and avaricious fel low in the larval state that devours garments. He starts from the egg and eats his way to manhood. Unless you are careful, and energetic you will put the eggs away in the'wlnter clothes, and tlte young moth hatched on the glad May day, win eat his way straight through the pile. Once there moth balls do not dampen his ardor of the gayety of his oung life. A moth, starting life is as happy in a cedar chest as he Is In' the closet. The Southern moth, which extends from Washington to the Gulf, has two seasons, or two hatchings, in June and October, and is active In the South from early spring to winter. It is the most abundant one In Wash ington. In the larval state It can crawl to a good meal any place. In the chrysalis state it can hop like a flea to unbelievable heights. WILL' GRADUATE EARLY Twenty Q. W. U. Medical fcUudents to Enter Navy This Month. Twenty members of the senior class of the medical cchool at George Washington University will be gradu ated this month nearly two months ahead of schedule to enable them Immediately to enter the medical aervlce of the United States navy. Examinations are under way,, and the work for the.senlors' will be com pleted by April 15. The twenty then will be permitted to leave, receiving their dlolomas at commencement In June. They will be required to under go special instruction at the Naval Medical School before entering the navy. The War Department.haa requested the early graduation pf seniors In the college of engineering because of the demand for engineers for river and harbor service. It Is probable the re quest will be.comptied with. OLDANDYOUNGSEEK ' H. S. CITIZENSHIP Veteran Soldier of Eighty-five Would Forswear Allegiance to the Kaiser. SIX HOSPITAL SHIPS 8UNK. LONDON, April 6. Six allies hos pital ships have been mined or sub marined since the opening of the war, Secretary to the Admiralty McNamara told the House of Commons today. Cocoanut Oil Fine' For Washing Hair If you want to keep your hair In good condition, be careful what you wash it with. Most soaps and prepared shampoos contain too much alkali. This dries the scalp makes the hair brittle, ana Is very harmful Just plain mulsl flrd cocoanut oil (which is pure and entirely greaseless) is much better mat the most expensive soap or any thing else you can use for shampoo ing, as this can't possibly Injure the hair. t Simply moisten your hair with water find nib It In. One or two tea- spoonfuls will make an abundance of rich, creamy lather, and cleanse, the hair and scalp thoroughly. The lather rinses out easily, and removes every particle or dust. dirt, dandrurr. ana excessive oil. The hair dries quickly and evenlv, and It leaves it fine and silky, bright, fluffy, and easy to man age. You can get mulslfled cocoanut oil at moat any drug store. It Is very cheap, and a few ounces Is enough to last every one In the lamlly for raonths.-'-Advt. Two extremes In age, eighty-five and eighteen, are seen In the applica tions for American citizenship filed with Court Clerk John R. Young. The octogenarian la August Kra mer, a resident of the Soldiers' Home, who boasts of serving four enlist ments In the United States army as evidence of his Americanism. Youth Is represented In Pasquale De Battlsta. who yesterday reached his eighteenth birthday, which, en-tltled-hira to apply for first papers. Kramer was born In Hanover, Ger many, October 15. 1832. and came to this country In 1870. His last enlist ment In the army terminated ot) De cember 13. 1834. when he waa Honor ably discharged. The presentation of thedlscharge entitles Kramer to full citizenship, but he mdst take the oath of allegiance In court. Young De Battlsta Is a native of Italy. He came to this country In 1910. He Is a student, living at 2716 Twenty-seventh street northwest. Others who applied for first papers yesterday Include: Massoud Samaha, thirty-four, coffee dealer, 1248 Eleventh street north west, born'in Syria. John Hageage, thirty-seven, dry goods merchant, 1226 Thirty-sixth" street, Syria. Otto Peter Mohler. thirty-one, balyr arid confectioner, .500 East Capitol street, Germany. Alois Sablsch, thirty-one, baker. Ortl'.-i Ninth street southeast, born In Germany. William Verga, twenty-eight, wait er, 1313 C street northwest. Germany. John Patrick Maloney, thirty. 604 F street northeast. Ireland. Philip Dlstl, thirty-eight, upholster er, 317 Seventh street southeast, Hun gary. George Wegscheldler. thirty-one. butler. Thirty-fifth street and Wood- ley road northwest. Hungary. Samuel Gall, thirty-three, baker, 3516 Center street northwest, Hun gar-. BUREAUS ON WAR BASIS Wilson Prepares to Transfer Sev eral to Navy DepL President Wilson has before him on his desk, ready for signature the mo ment Congress makes a war declaration, proclamations transferring the Coast Guard, of the Treasury Department; the Lighthouse Service, of the Depart ment of Commerce, and other miscel laneous Government bureaus having to do with navigation, to the Navy De partment. All of these organizations are on a war footing and ready and waiting for the transfer. Coast guard cutters, then revenue cut ters, rendered conspicuous service In the Spanish-American and other wars. FAYORTTE ON STAGE; RETIRED, IS HAPPY Jennie Winston, Once' Acclaim ed by Washingtonians, Now Applauds People of Capital. Wherh do all of the bright stars of theatrical fame go after they bare shlned their fullest? M Some go Into other business, some retire and die almost In poverty, yet some thrifty ones manage to lay aside a lltle fortune and end their days .in peace and quiet. ,' Jeannle Winston Is one of these latter stars. A little over twenty years ago. the Jeannle Winston Opera Company oc cupied what was then known as AI- baugh's Theater, where Poll's Is now. There waa no other theater in the city except the National. Each year the opera company gave a brilliant season. Jeannle Winston was at the height of her career. The embassies remained In town until the season was over, well Into August. Theatrical affairs In the United States differed widely from what they are now. Long runs were unknown. Six weeks was a record stay for one play. Tells at Early Days. Sitting in her little parlor In Ran dolph place Miss Winston, now over seventy, told of Washington In those early days. ' Iron gray bair, brushed pompadour and arqranged very almply; wide set blue eyes; a fine, straight nose; an attractive, well-shaped mouth, with fine teeth really. It seemed almost Impossible that the Jeannle Winston speaking could be more than forty five. She Is tall and speaks beautifully, with an English accent and a Scotch twinkle. "Oh, yes," she said, with a cheery smile, "I saw theatrical Washington grow. When I used to sing at Al- baugh's there was only one, other the ater In the city the National. 'Our theater Was by Tar thembst beauti ful, to my way- of thinking. It also had excellent acoustic properties. ' "The foyer on Pennsylvania aver nue was not built In 1S94, or there abouts, when I was- singing there. They used to throw open the -entrance on Fifteenth street, and as I sang, on summer afternoons and evenings. If there happened to be a thunderstorm, I could see "the lightning- flashing and the rain driving straight out across the great common." She referred to -the Government parks back- of the Treasury and the White House. Praise far Trro-a-Dar "There were no such things as 'two-a-days' then," she continued. "Six, or sometimes Seven, performances were the maximum. And while I am on that subject I wish to express my appreciation of the 'two-a-day people. Rehearsing one part, while they play another, at the theater constantly, I think they are the most wonderful persons of the profession today. Their efforts deserve much higher apprecia tion than Is meted out to them." She told of her business connec tions In this city with the father of Will Carle ton. now leading man at the Poll Theater. Gradually she got back to the days before she came to Washington. Up to this tlma she had defied all light; nlnr calculations as to her age. "You see, I didn't come to America until I was thirty," she said. (Clue No. 1.) "And our little company of five, fresh from Australia, went first to San Francisco. It was In, the early days following the first slump after the palmy days of the forty-niners." Miss Winston seemed blind to the. rspld figuring on the back of an en velope. (For here was clue No. 2.) "What days those old days were!" she went on. "Just Imagine, going up Into British Columbia, where there never was any kind of music, much less grand opera, and of giving a per formance of, say, 'Fra Dlavalo. We went to Seattle and gave perform ances, Just we five. What Seattle Was. "The main street of Seattle was a very dirty, crooked board plank just one plank. Yet we put on opera, without any chorus, and with, an or chestra consisting of one man and a piano. My, but that man could play, though! And we sang the choruses ourselves. I never bad as good times in all of my life. "WeVere very successfuL We had to be to live. Then we gradually worked eastward, playing In small towns, until we reached the coast. "After all our hardships and trou bles. 'Washington was very kind to us." Miss Winston dwelt lightly on the time when she was the talk and won der of the clt. She did say that the houses were packed, and that the 'em bassy people remained until her sea son tas over, but she told nothjng of the triumphs, the applause,, the flow ers, and material glories of that part of her career. She told of her parentage. Scotch. Irish and English,, and talked of the war. Ever so many times there was a verbal skirmish to obtain some defi nite date In order to settle to age question, but she was clever. She said she thought Fannie Daven port the greatest actress of her dsy. I She had read widely since leaving the stage, mastered several languages, traveled everywhere, and even given several performances. This last con fession brought about a reference to her age which was clinching. "It was only six year ago that I gave a performance, of 'Fra Dlavalo' In n.ttlmn.n ,h. alf lhw liiv. given great credit to Sarah Bernhardt. Perhaps I deserve a little for myself. I am Just her age." , And the DIvjne Sarah Is seventy- tnree. 'MOVES FOR PROHIBITION Senator Sheppard Offers "War Measure," To Be' Effective At Once. A national prohibition amendment was Introduced Into the-Senate yes terday aa "a vital war measure" by Senator Sheppard of Texas. Before Introducing the amendment he declared that the adoption of the amendment was a measure of pre paredness. The bill provides authority for Con gress to absolutely prohibit the manu facture, sale, or transportation of In toxicating liquors. "From the great war we have learn ed that prohibition is necessary to the efficiency of our man power and conservation of our resources," said Sheppard. As a war provision, the Senator de clared, temporary measures of pro hibition by statute are under consid eration to make the restriction effec tive at once. COAST PATROL DUTY CALLS BOY SCOOTS Naval Authorities and' Coiioctf Department to Units in Directing Work. 1 The local, Boy Scout Council today sent out a plea for every one of the 2.000 Boy Scouts In Washington wko) possibly can do so to serre as aux iliary to the United States coast guard and to- relieve ablebodled asm for more Important service. The work of the Scouts who volaa teer will be directed. parUy by the naval authorities, and partly by the "home department" of the Boy Scout organization. No boy will bind him self to enlist In any military service branch. Only Scouts fifteen years old and older may serve. In the coast pa trols. Others may be orderlies and messengers. . Amplications must be signed by the boy. his parents, his school teacher, and his sc6utmaster. It must oe cer tified that he .la of good moral char acter and competent to fulfill the du ties which will be required of htm. On request or a parent or guardian to the scoutmaster, a boy will be re lieved of duty and allowed to return home, povlded he remain at his post until relieved by another boy. Boys on duty probably will be kept within reasonable distance of their homes, but It may be. desirable to move them from congested districts to other places. In such cases the naval au thorities will not shift the boys from one. place to another without consent of the scout organization and the per mission of parents. The naval authorities will. In co operation with the scout organization, exercise a, general oversight of the surroundings yhlch have to do- with the physical and moral welfare of the boys. No boy will be accepted toe this work until he has become a full fledged Boy Scout and has passed ex aminations proving him competent for guard duty. AUTHOR'S HOME BURNED , v Irving. Bacheller's $100,000 Rest deneeRazed as He Plays Golf. , GREENWICH, 'Conn, April 6V Thrusbwood. the home of Irving Baeh eller, author and playwright, burn ed to the ground yesterday with an estimated loss of at least $100,000. Mrs. Bacheller was seated in the study when she heard a crackling noise. She investigated and found-the attic in flames. Fire companies from nearby towns, and neighbors from ad Joining estates, aided In fighting- the fire and carrying out the valuable articles; Water was drawn from the Sound "when the pressure from the hydrants proved Insufficient. It Is thought the fire was started by a detective chimney flue. Thrushwood was built by the au thor of "Eben Helden" and "Eeeplnc Up With Lizzie," thirteen years ago. and has been a show place along the Sound. It Is understood Mr. Bacheller refused $110,000 for It & few weeks ago. .. Mr. Bacheller was out of town play ing golf when the fire starred. Mrs. Bacheller went temporarily to the home of William J.. Parker. ESCAPED GERMAN DROWNED. PHILADELPHIA, April G. What Is believed by the fjoilce to be the body of one of the German sailors who escaped from the interned liners here a few days ago was found float ing today in the 'Schuylkill river. Tlie body was taken to the morgue. FRANKLIN LETTERS SOLD Lively Bidding at London Auction Over Revolutionary Correspondence. LONDON. April 5. At the Red Cross sale today letters of Benjamin Frank lin donated by Emily Carey were sold. The letters were written by Franklin to his friend. Dr. Shipley, bishop of St. Asaph's, and his daugheer, Cath erine Louisa Shipley, between 1771 and 17R9, and deal with the war for Independence, Franklin's mission to France, hH return to America, and his travels. Twenty eight lots were put up to gether. The bidding started at 400 guineas (2.100). After a stiff strug gle among Lady Wernher, the Maggs brothers, and Frank Sabln the prize was won by Sabln for 020 guineas (S3.412.S0). FIRE DAMAGES 3 STORES. Three business houses near Fif teenth and H streets northeast were threatened last night by a nre which started In the stable of H. M. Van Ness, MU0 H street, shortly before 8 o'clock and burned three horses to death. N The flames spread and did $50 dam age to Miller's lunch room, 800 Illadensburg road; $400 damage to the grocery store of Michael J. Hasney, M)2 Bladensburg road, and $100 dam age to the liquor establishment of Charles B. Talbert, 1438 II street northeast. KEEP YOUR TEETH YOUNG and Rood health will be yours. If there's the slightest cavity or ache, eome to my office immediately for my expert, painless atten tion. Remember, my work is covered by a binding 20-year guarantee and my prices are exceptionally low. Examination FREE Easy Terms vJXHJbsK' TSsssssssssV My Patent Suction Teeth Wffl Not Slip or Drop OTIIKIt SETS OK TkCTH, S3 UP. ...$5.00 Fillings, 50c to $1 up. In gold, silver, amalgam or porcelain. GOLD CROWNS AND BRIDGEWORK $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 DR. 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