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Leap Year Opportunities
In Congress ' G+Ut i (VttA litiU more than seven months of this leap year remaining, 4t behooves you. to perch upon an eminence and survey the surround ings for eligible opportunities You think you ve done it, you say/ Oh, ok!?don't be too eure about that. There are more leap year \ opportunities m Washington 'hart you would imagine, best part of it is, girls, that there are n.'liol-i flock* of wary bachelors behind mahogany desks in the House Office Building; legions of unmar ried Congressmen, any of whom might maJce some enterprising Washington leap year girl a t.iost desirable hubby. Don't believe it? Wei', The Times has taken thei pain* to have the field thorough'.J looked over, and here you are- - Here wi the first of rt serin til ing of Leap Year Opportunities in the Halls of Congrats*. The series will run daily - for a surpris ingly large number of day J. Now it'8 up to you, girls! Copyright 1920 Hjr Kdllh McDowfll-Wlw. ONNECTICUT furnishes only one bachelor in the House, who is the only Democratic member from that State, and sec retary to the Democratic National Committee. His name? Augustine Loner gran. Age? He refuses to tell (but he looks about forty). Religion? Catholic, although his name sounds Swedish. Appearance ? Very handsome and of Irish type?very dark hair, tinned with gray; blue eyes; about 5 feet 9; looks like a good sport AUGUSTINE LONERGAN and is admired by his colleagues for hit> good nature, industry and ability. Is an expert swimmer and boxer, and fond of the the ater and outdoor sports. During his college days he was very fond of dancing, but now he takes a daily walk of five miles instead. Rather hard to approach, girls, so be careful when you make vour application for candidate. New England girls will probably range first?although it might be that Florida girls would make the big gest hit. It's up to you. But isn't he good looking? From The Public To The Editor To the Editor of THE TIMES: It is certainly wonderful how the Washington Railway and Klectrlc "geti away" with anything It pro poses. First, a rain* of fare to 5 cents flat; then four tickets for 25 cents; then four abominable pieces of metal for 30 cents, sidetracking; the paper tickets, thousands of which are'in the hands of individuals, In lots of ones and twos, who paid out their good money for them only to find that they are not good for car fare after midnight of April 30. Why not? The ticket says "one fare tji the Dis trict of Columbia." Not t>ne word about a time limit. Then we find that the companies will redeem them at their face value at certain times and places and so on. The individuals holding one or two tickets are the ones who lose, those who don't happen to be near an office or find it conventlnet to go there. Hundreds of dollars worth of these tickets will never be redeemed, the Jnoney already spent for these tickets stayingVIn the coffers of the com panies and drawing Interest. This Is about the most unfair thing that has'been pulled off on the Wash . j /J Doinin01 Syrup A cane sugar syrup of excellent quality. I American Sugar j Refining Company * '.^ueeten it L : uisth Domirj'' S - / ington public during the street car controversy, and In all fairness and Justice these car tickets should be good for car fares until they are used up." The writer knows of the ac ceptance for car fare of a g^itta perch* token on a Philadelphia street car after seven years of merger, change of management, ownership, change of fare rate, etc. WM. H. BARSHOLT. Injustice in Government De partment, He Claims. I am employed in the office of the Auditor for the War Department, having been appointed in May, 1919, after discharge from the army. I was originally appointed in August, 1917, but due to the fact I was In the service. I was unable to accept said appointment. Recrntly a clerk was advanced to a higher grade, who has been em ployed in this office for a period of seven months, "Jumping" over ap proximately twenty other men who have been here longer than he. and who do exactly the same work. This clerk has received two promotions since employed in this office. Is this justice to the other twenty men. the majority of whom have done their bit? How is It done? Why is such a practice allowed in civil service? Why should a man be sidetracked to make way for a favorite? EX-SERVICE. Bicycle Habit Is Cheap and < Healthful. To the Editor of THE TIMES To beat the high car fare why not feet the bicycle habit to and from of fice? It is cheaper and healthier than riding in stuffy and crowded cars. E. C. COOPER. Has to Walk Block to Get Car. To the Editor of THE TIMES: Who governs the city? Congress, the Commissioners, or the W. R. & K. Co.? How ran the car company dare to stop traffic on one of the principle thoroughfares of the Mt. Pleasant section? Patrons can no longer board cars at Seventeenth and Park road, but must walk to Mt. Pleasant and Lamont streets. In or der to be allowed the privilege of hanging to a strap and being car ried to their destinations. 0. J. CUARK. Sun. Mon? Tu?' Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat iciffliP and Itself Holiday Company Dessert PUD DINE No stopping to measure, or flavor, but merely using the contents of one 10c box of Puddine, the Ready flavored, self made dessert,?in just three minutes by the kitchen clock there's a perfect mold of orange, lemon, rose, vanilla or chocolate Puddine cooling. \ ? From father to the baby, each and every member of the family enjoys Puddine?smooth, rich, creamy and yet so delicate It is perfectly digestible. Pvddine'm a detaert to dream of? yet it never keepa you a^mke. PUDDINE for Caka filling*, PI* Ailing* Banc**, Ic* Cream* PUDDINE coats bat 10 CMH PUDDINE comas In ? flavor* PUDDINE to carrtad by your FRUIT PUDDINE COMPANY ? ALT1MORB, MABTLAND Dainty House Aprons ria la the Ruen tor brlda# and ImuMCltaalnt and many Jmmm before tb? ra?l ??"? aijtlhcr aala In. ' Ai?d with thla ?'i aou comaa a uaad (or pratty but practical hwjae apron* to be tucked away Into the Irouaat-au cheat or allpprd right on now. With all the new and dainty aprona that the ahopa arc aliow inc. thera la no need (or the houaewlfe to appear unattractive while doliiK her homely dutlea. There are dainty little aprona (or lea time, attractive aprona to allp on ovtr one'a good frock while preparing dinner theae aervantleaa daya and ?trong. practical aprona (or houaa cloaning that are In no way un becouilng. Any little bride would love an apron of roae and white cretonne mude In a quaint, old-time atyie. And ao altnple It la to make, with Ita full leathered aklrt of cretonne knee-deep. Ill* pocketa a/e patched on the front and are <%g?*d with white rlckrack braid. 'i'hla braid la narrow acallopcd mualln and counter. To top the apron there la a pret ty bib with deep neck and narrow alvoulder-atrap* outlined alao with the braid trimming. Then at the back big atre.imera of the muterlal cut In one with lh<- bib, arc tied In a butterfly bow and lend a delight fully domestic note to the apron. There are ao many channing pat terns of cretonne theae daya that one might have several of theae aprona. Hlueblrd dealgna trimmed In blue rlckrack braid made up nicely for the bride, and the bluo blrda Juat aeem to Inaure happi ness to the wearer? For tea-time, when one has no maid, select a dainty apron of tinted organdy to weir with one'a taffeta afternoon gown and note whit a lovely effect It will give. Heart shaped aprons of rose organdy with narrow hemstitched border are adorable and offer another sugges tion for the spring bride. Then there are any number of charming tea aprona in yellow organdy, let tuce-green, French blue, peach, lavender and the ever-dainty white. Sometimes these aprons *rf frilled delightfully, and so netlnfes a bit of line lace and fluttering ritibona be deck them gracefully. For the heavier housework cham bray or coarse cra^ii is very desir able. Bright yellow with black worsted trimming ia attractive and practical, and so ia rose, blue, vio let. and green. A model that will give good service and serve aa a house dress as well is cut in one piece, open at the neck, and slips on over the head. Short sleeves and oval neck are flnislied with the gay embroidery and complete a smart apron for the woman who does her own work fashionably yet prac | tlcally attired. BOOKS EXIT BETTT. My lirac* Mvlngaton Hill (Mrs. Lata). Philadelphia: J. B. i,lppinoott. The reader will have Pome .little difficulty in deciding which is the heroine of this delightful book, and evidently the authoress was not mp sure herself, for both Elizabeth Stanhope and Jane Carson are such charming characters that there re mains little choice between them. Elizabeth Stanhope is a truly "poor little rich girl." possessed of a designing step-mother and a for tune to be hera when she roaches her majority in three months from the opening of the story. Her sweet and trusting disposition will at once catch the affection of the reader, although her introduction Is made at a time when she ia in her deepest trouble. A timid girl ut the bridal altar, she looks into the face of the man beside her and finds that he ia not the one she ex pected to marry. Saved by a time ly swoon, she .is left alone in a room .to recover, and whllo her friends in the church await her re turn, escapes through a side door into the Btormy night. Provi dentially, as later developments show, Jane Carson Is passing and comis to her aid?but to tell more would deprive tho prospective read er of the pleasure of an exception ally pleasing atory. Fight With Devil Fish. How four anglers struggled with a horned devil fish ia to!u by a Sydney newspaper. The flsnermen, who were in a motor launch ? at Coogee. New South Wales felt a heavy strain on their lines, and when they tried to haul then in the monster flung itself clear of the water. It had a diamond-shaped body, and from its shoulders pro truded two flappers. It had a mouth like a shark. with long, curved teeth, while from the fore head rose two long horns. Its tail was ten feet long. Tho fishermen made for the shore and the fish followed them for two miles, mak ing attempts to strike the boat with Its flappem. MOTHER! "California Syrup of Figs" Child's Best Laxative * Aeoept "California" Hjmin of 1Hr? ! only look for tha name California on the package, then you are ?ur? your child la having the beat and ' moat harmless phvale for the little I stomach, liver and bowel*. 'hlldren I love It* frultv taate. Full directions , on ?aeh bottle. You mtiil aay "Call j tomit" 1 ?f A Hueband Almost Buys Hi* Wife a P u of New Shoe* By Fontaine Fox ii 1 SiHPLY MOST HAVE NfcW SHOES "frt?KE'$ A Hole in mV i jfei STOCKING* When Hearts Are Trumps By Virginia Terhune Van de Water. Anther of Nitln-wldf Krpulatioa and WHIfr of Popalar Kavela and Short SlortM. Copvrt*ht. l!>?0. Star Co. I HAPTKIl XVI. BARBAUA PAIGE gasped? "John Brandon!" she re prat ed. "Why?I do not under stand!" Her aunt laughed softly. "Of course. I know that your maidenly delicacy moves you to ehring from aeknowledgi/ig the truth?even to me. Nevertheless, I have used my eyes to little purpose if I have not seen where your heart is. And your uncle sees it. too. ' For a while he was as blind as most men ? was actually afraid that 1 was mistaken in thinking that you and John Brandon cared for each other. Then, when he noticed how you encouraged his dear friend, he recognized the truth." "The truth?" Barbara cchoed, dazed. "Yes, dear, the truth that you cared for John. You see, Arthur himself is so fond of that good man that your encouragement of his suit seemed almost too good to be true. Your uncle could hardly be lieve in such a happy culmination of his hopes. "You mean?Uncle Arthur wants me to marry Mr. Brandon?" There was a note of incredulity In the questioning voice. It goaded the listener on to more decided speech. , 'My child, perhaps it would be well for me to tell you some of the things that Arthur has said on this subject. "To be frank, he and. I never dis cussed the affair until last evening. Then we spoke plainly to each other?for matters had gone so far between you and Mr. Brandon that It would have been ridiculous reti cence if we had pretended to close our eyes to the facts. "It was then that Arthur agreed with me in word?as he must al ways have done In sentiment?that John was a man who could be trusted entirely with your happi ness. It is evident that your uncle had meditated upon the subject ever since then, for tonight, after you came upstairs, he talked out his feelings about It. And he want ed me to tell you how happy he la at your happiness." "My happiness!" A Very Weak Plea. The older woman Ignored the ex clamation. "You know thfct your uncle is getting on in years, and he wants to be sure that you are well pro vided for. That Is his great desire. He had referred to it often." "But Mr. Brandon Is so much older than I am." The plea was a weak one, and the girl knew It. Still It was the only one she dared utter. She darn not refer to her own preferences. "That. too. Arthur has consid ered," Miss Cynthia went on relent lessly. "He acknowledged that he has had some misgivings on that score?until he stopped to remind himself that John Brandon Is some Ave or alx years younger than he? Arthur?and much more vigorous. For awhile your uncle Imagined that perhaps you would accept aome younger man, bat tonight he con fessed to me that he would rather have you marry John than a .younger man who could not aupport you. i , "He even wept ao far aa to de clare that a young man who would marry a girl under such condition! . was a cad." I Barbara started violently. "What young man would do aueh a thlngT" ahe challenged. "I do not know, my dear. And yonr uncle did not aeenae any one of entertaining aueh an Idea. I hope that nobody whom you would receive as a friend would be capa ble et aueh an action, Yet some younj fellows with only pros pect* to reckon with -do propose "Your uncle's contention is that unless a man has the means to marry a girl at the time that he tells her he loves her?and to main tain her In the comfort to which she la accustomed? he lias no right to propose to her. lie has dreaded such a pu'tor for you. It was really pathetic to see his joy this evening when he told me that at last he knew you were safe with the man you have choaen ?the man who would have been his choice as well Of course, he went on to say? with the generosity that Is one of his strongest characteristics?that he would have Insisted upon sup porting you and your husband had you accepted a person who could not provide for you as we have done. But just think how that would have humiliated you?" "I would never have permitted It." the girl protested. "N'o?you think you would not. But your uncle would have in sisted upon It. "He also would have been most unhappy about yau. That would have been a poor return to make him for all his goodness and un selfishness to you. wouldn't It? "Kor. after all, the fact that you have any homo at all?are any thing more than an object of char ity? is due to Arthur. So I am most thankful that you are repay ing him in the only way you ever can?by marrying the man he would wish you to marry." "But"?the girl pushed her heavy hair back from her forehead as if it oppressed her?"Mr. Brandon has never told me he lov** me?has never asked me to marrr him. We are all"?with an hysterical giggle ?"going ahead too fast. He may not even care for me." Her aunt laid a bony hand on the slender and tremulous fingers. "Child, men understand one anoth er. I'on't you suppose your lover has expressed his hopes to his dear est friend your uncle? Arthur is so delighted about it all! Actually" ?with a little laugh?"he is so happy that it alarms me to reflect on what the effect would have been had you'disappointed him?had. for Instance, become engaged to younr Klliot. or to anybody else as vis ionary and unstable as he. It would almost have broken your dear uncle's heart." To Be raatlnned. "DANDERINE" Stops Hair Coming Out; Doubles Its Beauty. A few rents hujrs "Pandertne." After an application of "Danderlne" you ean not And a fallen fc-'e >?- ?-? dandruff, besides every hair ihnwi new llf?L vigor, brlgntn.a* color and thickness. A Difference. Adelaide, writing a letter?Which shall I i?ay. "Mr*. Finderton called taut evening" or "Mm. Finderton called last night?" Her father? Either expression will do; they mean the same thins. "Well, they may; but when my name appears in the society column 1 think you would rather have the report say that I was clad In an evening gown lnatead of a nightgown." Presidents and Pies An Interesting Account of Washington Peo ple of Yesterday and Today By the Wife of the Well-Known Diplomatist By Mra. Lars Anderson. I < fraa YnliHaf.) Several time. I aat beside 8?clfc tary Uaniela and found him a very genial dinner companion. A good tnl&ar with people, tout not of cock tail*?he appeared the newspaper man and politician. At Arat the public criticised him, but paopli felt that he had done very much better than anyone expected although he was nicknamed "Inbad the Hallor." , |lls attack on the Navy Leatue seemed to put It ml|4ly- -unfortu nate, and did no one any harm ex. cept himself. His rtmirki that the members were anarchists made one laugh, as I knew most of them and they wfre patriotic men and women. Navy men declared that the navy In the war did well In spite of him. It looks, since Admiral Huns' letter In regard to war inedals. as though Mr. Oanlela deserved the title of "Jnbad." HecrCtmry of Agriculture Houston is big and serious minded. For years before coming to Washington ho was In college work. flrsl as profes sor and then as administrator, so that he knew his subject In Its broader phases. One heard less of him than of some of the others, perhaps, but I believe he mak^s an excellent executive. Secretary of the Interior I^ane Is the only man in the Cabinet kept over from the Republican Adminis tration; some say that he had been obliged to swallow a number of bitter pills, but nevertheless he sticks to his job. Rumors also de clare him to be more or less so cialistic. At any rate, he' is Jolly and nice and very well liked. Secretary McAdoo was a very hard worker while in office. He Is tall and lanky, with sharp features and thin lip*, and keen and clever. His resignation caused a great de.il of excitement In Washington?gos sip had it everyway; he had ma<l* money; he ha^ lost it; he wax 111 he was getting out so that he con'.d come back later as President; he had had trouble with his father in law abqut a railroad deal, and :is to which should go abroad. The excuse given to the public was inai he could not afford to remain in trie position any longer, because he needed to make money for his fam ily. Arthur Guiterman's lines about him in "Life" are t<Jo good not to Include: "The Who, pre-eminently Who. Is William Gibb.i. the McAdoo (Whom I should llk<; to hall, but dare n't, Aa Royal Prince anil .Heir Apparent). A Man of high Intrinsic Worth, The grep.teat Son-in-Uw on Barth With all hla burdens thence accruing. He'a always up and McAdooing From Hun to Star and Star to Hun? Hla Work b never McAdone. He regulates our (Tlrcumatances? Our Rulldlngs. Industries, Finances And R?.ilway3. while* the wires buss To tell us what he McAdoea. He give ua (Heaven hleea the Giver!) The Tubea beneath the Hndaon River. I don't believa he ever hid A Binrle thins he McAdid Hla name appeara on Scrip and Tissue, On bonda of rich aucceaalve issue. On Coupons bright snd Posters rare, And every Pullman Blil-of-Kare. Bui whu. with sympathetic rriMdliop I ?IA| hla vftfltd UcAd'HMlllBp And wrtta Ihiw Ku4u|i?iir lAmtm. Thai (hABklaaa MtA4o? r?M|ni!" S??ir?l of the wive* of the A J ministration struck me as be ng quite attractive. The flrit lady of Ihe land worked for a tlra-f In our Kcd I'ruu canteen, where the ith.-r workers hM only pleaaant thins* to say about her -and that cer tainly speaks well! Mlaa Benham, Mrs. Wilson's secretary, who also worked with us, and waa very much liked, accompanied her abroad. The colored maid whom she also took to Kurope waa of the real old black mammy type When the President and Mrs. Wilson went to make a visit at Wlndaor and ata from silver plates, she told tha servants that In America they ata from cold plates. But In Italy no one knows exactly how It happened the woman was given a suite of rooms In the Grand Palace and ac corded the honors of a lady In waiting! Miss Bones, a relative of tha President, who lived for several years in the White House, waa greatly admired. Mr* Une. Mrs Houston, and Mrs. Hoover ware ?specially popular socially. Mr* Daniels and Mn Burleson were more the clubwoman type and made very good speeches. booking over the list of political people, one notices more than ever before men of Jewish extraction. Faint rumors of a great Hebraic world movement headed by Home very prominent Jews have been heard, but the movement Is still kept very quiet. Kach President seems to have given preference to one faction ?for some political rea son, perhaps. Itoosevelt favored tha negroes: Tart, a Unitarian, favored the Catholic; Wilson, a true-blua Presbyterian, goes in for Jews. From the middle of Wilson's first administration until his second one, the war began to be hotly argued, and feeling grew steadily in inten sity. No one knows?perhaps no one will ever know?how many tens of thousands of telegrams, letters, fend messages bombarded the White House, demanding that we enter the war. The l?aat was in a furore; the Middle West awaited events with mingled feelings; the Far West was Indifferent. There waa even a campaign slogan, "Thanlc God for Wilson, he kept us out of war!" Would It win or lose him votes? Nobody knew. (Copyright. Hourhton. Mifflin Co.) (T* Be ( ??lissrl Toaterrow.) His Reading of the Proverb. Litttle Clarence had been having trouble with the boy next door. ? 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