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volume xxxxvhi; b Birmingham, Alabama, Sunday, june 30, 1918automobile sectionnumber 55
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Lady Mary Back In i
London Writes of Her
_Voyage in War-Time
spondentce.)—Eight months is not
actually a very long time in the or
dinary lifij of a man or a women, but
nowadays at any rate the period seems
to give an opportunity for greater
changes and more vivid contrasts than
would probably have been noticed if
the hiatus had occurred five or six
years ago.
It is just eight months since I left
.Liverpool and crossed the ocean in < r
der to learn something of the feeling
and activities of the United States in
war ' tine. It had - been my hope and
desire to travel extensively throughout
America, but circumstances compelled
me to remain in New York which after
all is a very good “grandstand” posi
tion from which to view the progress
of any great world-wide movement.
Every week I have tried to give you,
my friends with whom 1 correspond,
some idea of my impressions as an
Englishwoman of wartime's work and
progress, and now that I am back
r>nce more in London, I think it will
be almost equally interesting for me
to try to suggest you the impressions
I have received on my return to this
great big city that\ holds so much of
the history of the world from the dim
centuries of the past until now, when
it is the thoroughfare through which
iparch the armies of the civilized
My first feelings on my return to
London are strangely mixed. I had
returned once more to a realization
fc of its vastness, but I also feel son:e
' how as if it is really quite a little
place-. There seem to be so few peo
ple in the «treets. The traffic seems so
inconsiderable: there are practically
no automobiles to be seen about. Peo
ple move rather quietly, and men, ex
cept those who are old, disabled or in j
uniform, are conspicuous by their oo- !
sence. Also I have been accostumed
to see in the States monstrous signs j
and advertisements that cover wails
and boardings and that are displayed
on huge screens in front of public \
buildings. Here, in London, the printed
paper advertisement seems almost to '
have disappeared. There are a few 1
bills concerning war bonds pastel I
about on convenient spaces, but tneir !
number is few and their size inaigniii- :
cant, they all seem to relate to the
war and war charities, and as far as j
I have been able to judge, the huge
theatrical poster has practically dis
appeared. New York is, I believe, new
beginning to learn something concern
ing the necessity for dimmed lights
after sunset, but I don’t think that it '
is possible for anyone who has not I
experienced the gloom of a moonless
night in Lonudon to realize what an
unlighted city actually means. I have
come back to it, and 1 feel just a little
bewildered. Perhaps it is the result
of 16 days spent at sea, with no defi
nite knowledge as to where a landing
» would be made, and a rather uncertain i
• idea as to what actually might be tne !
j fate of me or my shipmats.
1 To take a long sea voyage in war time !
j is a thrilling experience that does not !
J come into the lives of many women. I
have crossed and recrossed the ocean in
these circumstances and upon both trips
r can look back w'ith immense interest,
entertainment and satisfaction. It is not
j permitted to give an account of such
j expeditions, and the reason for the ne
cessity for reticence on such a subject j
is obvious, but. the general impression of j
such a voyage cannot be objected to, and. |
therefore, when I tell you of exquisite j
weather, calm seas, and a retinue of j
great ships, f feel that I am not going
outside the limits of a "prescribed area."
The strange part of life on board ship 1
in these days is the apparent callousness j
of most passengers to any sense of dan- j
ger during the ^lay. Ljfe goes along gaily !
enough as the summer seas slip by 1
camouflaged hulls. People tell strange j
stories of clangers to be met, and possi
bilities of unmentionable things happen- !
ing, but it has no effect seemingly upon j
the spirits of anyone, and l certainly no- i
ticed no diminished appetites among any j
of the saloon passengers during our long !
journey. At first lifeboat drill was re- [
garded as a somewhat entertaining break !
in the afternoon’s doings, and it was quite
pleasantly exciting to discover the short
est way to reach the lifeboat which was
to prove your presumed haven of refuge
should anything happen, But by and by
the novelty wore off, and there was con
siderable difficulty about securing a rep- |
resentative muster during days when the j
sweepstake as to the ship's run were in J
full swing, or when bridge games were |
toe interesting to be abandoned for so
small an excuse as learning how to save
your own life.
Naturally now-a-days at sea. a life
belt is a matter of complete and earnest j:
necessity. Civilian passengers being
! under no actual orders to carry them
j over the crook of the arm most of the
time, but this concession to possible
! results of carelessness in events of im- !
j portance,' is somewhat grudgingly
j granted Nearly everybody, sometime
] or other, mislays or loses his or her ,
(life belt “1 put it down somewhere,!
i cither in my cabin or the saloon—I •
j really can’t be bothered going to find
it now, I’ll get it by-and-by—” These I
are remarks very freuently heard. I
and occasionally they interrupt the tell- j
ing of some terrible experience suf
fered by one of your fellow passengers !
in a ship that did not have a propi- :
tious crossing. In fact, stories of gloom j
and .error are the stock anecdotes of
shipboard life, but nobody apparently*
thinks anything or them until night- j
i time, when.the "dead lights” are closed j
j on the portholes, the doors leading to j
] the decks are curtained and guarded, j
:and a strict embargo against matches
and smoking is established upon the j
decks. Then, indeed, do most people i
feel something or the sensation of awe ’
and uncertainty that mifst come as the ;
dark Water slips past into dim .spaces !
that you cannot sec, and little ghopstly
winking flashes tell you that some- j
where out in the beyond, a guardian
ship is ’'talking" and telling the tale !
of the night to the flock that is in her
And yet bridge games go on and a
; few couples dance gaily in the warm j
j brightly lighted saloon, and people
| manage with what is really decided j
j pluck, to give no impression to others j
of the actual presence of the danger 1
that cannot be disguised.
1 shall never forget the day when our ;
party of voyages first came into sight ;
of those little seuriying, scampering I
vessels that carry with them the safety |
of thousands of souls upon the seis in I
these troubled times. A torpedo-boat j
destroyer going its rounds upon the :
glittering waters on a summer morn
ing is a marvelous object lesson that
every souljgjjon our own ship felt with
i m m eaafwg rat i t ud e.
Across our bows dashed these slim,
dangerous looking vessels; they poked
their hoses into baby, waves w'ith a sug
gestion of impertinent disregard of all
the laws of gravitation that was im
mensely amusing, they crept to us over
the edge of the waters looking like hor
nets on the clear blue of the distant sky
and sea. and we cheered them with no
uncertain sound of relief and confidence
in our voices. Somewhere in the At
lantic, a full-throated American band
played "The Star-Spangled Banner," and
then followed it with the English na- i
tiqnal anthem. it was a marvelous
greeting over the seas, and one that
thrilled every heart among the curious
ly situated gathering.
It is terribly tantalizing not to be able
to tell the splendid vivid story of that
progress that I have just made from the
new world to the old. It is a bridging
of the two continents that must last
forever. Nothing now can shake the
foundations or that huge span that is
made by the men of our allied countries
w'ho stand shoulder to shoukler from
shore to shore. In peace times we have
spoken lightly enough of the "ferry
boats" that used to travel from west to
east and from east to w'est. Now truly
enough, those "ferry boats" are a realty,
for they have established the traffic of
the nation across the waters that di
vide in substantnee but not in spirit the
chivalry and honor of the world. My
visit to New York has taught me the
intense feeling that exists today in the
new world, against all that the old world
hates, and is fighting so bitterly and
steadfastly against. I had heard former
ly that "America was in the war,” but
now, I feel honestly able to deliver the
tuumphunt message to England that not
on'v is America "in the war" as a na
tion, but she is "in it" heart and soul,
ard her women are working wonders to
wards establishing a warm and trusty un
derstanding among their allies.
First Goodyear Man Killed
The death of the first Goodyear Tire
and Rubber company man to be killed
in action has just been reported in the
official dispatches. The star of Ceri!
C. Abies is the first of 4600 on the
great service flag of the big tire com
pany to be changed from white to goid,
in commemoration of his supreme sac
rifice for his country. Abels was killed
in a charge of the Americans on a
German trench. He was one of fou*
brothers, all serving in Franca.
A small bottle of “Danderine”
makes hair thick, glossy
and wavy
Removes all dandruff, stops
itching scalp and fall
ing hair
To be possessed of n head of heavy
beautiful hair: soft, lustrous, fluffy
wavy am! free from dandruff is merelj
a matter of using: a little Danderine.
It is eas. and inexpensive to have
nice, soft hair and lots of it. Just set a
small bottle of Knowlton's Danderine
now—it costs but a few cents—all drug
stores recommend it—apply a little as
directed and within ten minutes there
will be an appearance of abundance
freshness, fluffiness and an ^compar
able gloss and lustre, and try as yoi
will you can not find a trace of dan
druff or falling hair; but'your real sur
prise will be after about two weeks
use. when you will see new hair—fin«
and downy at first—yes—but really ne\s
hair—sprouting out all over your scalp
—Daudenne is, we believe, the onl>
sure hair grower, destroyer of dandrufl
and cure for itchy scalp, and it novel
fails to stop falling hair at once.
If you want to prove how pretty anc
soft your hair really is. moisten a cloth
with a littl< Danderine and care full}
draw it through your hair—taking onf
small strand at a time. Your hair wii:
be soft, glossy -anti beautiful in jus!
a few moments—a delightful surprise
awaits everyone who tries this.
Where Southerners
Will Find Excellent
at Leading
New York City Hotels
Very center of city. Rooms $2 00 per day up.
S6th Street and Broadway. Most moderate price
hotel in Nee- York. Rooms and bath $1.50 per
Hotel Marie Antoinette
Rooms with hath $2.50 per <laj.
86th St- largest* nioafc attiactive. michowu fire
>roof hotel. Subway station at door Room, prhate
‘SeliC $5.00 per da>. to* one or two ttersona.
HOTEL BONTA ^ Sl 4 “ '*I
Rooms and bam $2
up. Special rates. Iona ur short terms. Subway
e a press station at With St.
" Biond
Broadway Central Hotel ,,
od St. Midway beL Battery and Central Park.
Olily hotel in heart of Wholesale District. Capacity
1000 guests. A hotel afith comfort without ex
travagance. Room* $1.00 up Recogulaed South
erners' headquarters.
..I... I I .Anpnnf hnfat In tK. _ . . . *
High flan* ureproof hotel in the center of city
Rooms $2.50 per day upward.
West 23d St.a at 7th Are.
500 Rooms. 400 Baths. $1 to $5 per day.
133 16 13T West 47th St. Just off Broadway.
The right kind of a hotel iu the right locality.
$2.§0 per day and upwards.
B way and 94th Street
New fireproof hotel. Very reasonable rates.
9 East 39th St. at 5th avenue
Very attractive summer rates.
U. S. Employment Service, No. 26 N. 19th St. Service Free
wrrro states
Qheen Pros
Women’s Handsome Silk Dresses
Very Specially Priced at $16.98
These dresses are exceptional values. You’ll find Fashion’s latest whims and fancies in this
distinctive frock sale. They are dressy enough to wear practically on all occasions, and we be
lieve that the assortment of styles will satisfy the requirements of all women who QQ
want to be correctly and economically attired at such reasonable price.
A Wonderful Collection
of Women s Dresses at
To those women who contemplate purchasing voile and gingham dresses our attractive dis
play at this price should be particularly interesting and helpful. The dresses are cut on cor
rect, new lines, well proportioned and well finished d»r QO
in every detail at..
Women’s Silk and Wool
Skirts In a Sudden
An extreme reduction from their regular
price and the more remarkable when we tell
you they are fine silk and wool skirts and
all in perfect styles, d*£ AQ
The Season s Smartest
Summer Skirts at
Here is an assemblage of white skirts Irre
proachable for the smart style and good quality
it represents. Indeed, all details of their finish is
perfect from the clever models to the fine stitch
ing and handsome buttons, and they
are priced at.
Remnants of White
Thousands of yards of white goods remnants
on sale Monday. lengths of 1 to 10 yards, in
cluding white skirtings, organdies, flaxon voiles,
dimity, pajama checks, lingeries, and other
staple numbeis. Come early and share in the
sav ings.
Wash Goods are not scarce wi
choicest goods, the best fabric
lowest possible price. Wash go
36 to 40 inch Voile—The prettiesi
patterns, a splendid voile,
per yard .
32 inch Dress Ginghams—35c qual
ity, patterns suitable for making
dresses and for children’s anc
ladies’ rompers and shirts, OQ
Figured Voile—27 inches wide
sheer, fine voile, handsomely print
ed in the newest patterns,
per yard.
Mercerized Poplin—A wonderfu
collection of shades and solid*
colors, per yard
40-inch Curtain
Marquisette 25c
One large table of HO-inch curtain
comes in white, cream and ecru,
zed finish; worth regular
35c to 39c, at .
with mercer
75c Fancy Bath
Towels 50c
\ l.arte. extra double thread fancy colored bath
I towels. Coitte in stripes, checks and j a card pat
terns: also plain white. Worth on today's inar
"keY 75c! Ru.v your Christmas towels Bftr
now. Come early, every color, at each vMJV.
th us, we have plenty of the
s, the prettiest patterns, and the
[)ds department—3rd floor.
36 to 40 inch Crepe—Soft finish, for
underwear, gowns, etc. Pink, blue
I and white, extra value, per
Aledo Silk—Street and party shades, ex
tensively used for frocks, waists, linings,
underwear, gowns, 45 C
Shirting Madras—Manhattan mad- OP
ras, pretCy patterns, per yard ... 00 C
Gaberdine—Khaki and fancy suiting for
suits and skirts, per 75C
Cretonne—New fall drapery, extra heavy
cretonne, printed in new novelty JQ
patterns, per yard . *t*/C
36-inch Percale—Light and dark
colors, good quality, per yard . . .
39: 40-inch White
Voile 25c
fifty pieces of 40-Inch lisle thread white Voile;
I a smooth, *heer. crisp number, looks like the
dollar quality imported fabrics always in de
mand for waist and dresses. I.imit ns
?0 yards to customer, at yard . 4i)C
Monday—A Great Day of
Blouses at .
On Sale From 10 to 12 O’Clock
Monday we offer you choice of over 200 blouses in voile and
organdy, slightly soiled, worth more than three times the price
New Voile and Organdy Waists $1.19
They embrace a large variety of delightfully pretty patterns.
The women buying voile and organdy waists wil1 JQ
quickly secure several when they see them,-at
Corset Covers 49c
Complete line ladies' muslin corset
neatly trimmed back and front:
quality muslin: in all aizes. Special
Monday .
in good
Brassieres 47c Muslin Teddies $1.25 Extra Size Vests 25c
For Monday on'.y we will sell broken sj--.es
in a nice line of brassieres; in whlid. A A
anil flesh; special . *T*tC
A beautiful 1 i n-~ of ladies' muslin teddies;
trimmed In lace nr embroidery; made of best
quality of nainsook, in all »ises.
Monday only .
25 dozen ladies* extra s*ze knit vests; for
Monday only; 4 to a customer, ng
each ... <fciOG
An Important Sale
of White Milans
Hemps at
Delightful! There’s not
another adjective that de
scribes these beautiful and
fashionable shapes to such a
nicety—and the best of all is
the price that you cannot
Toilet Specials
The famous Palmolive soap, spe
cial . 10c
Woodbury’sfacial soap, cake . .22c
Lux, a pure soap in flakes.11c
Farr’s gray hair restorer, large bot
tles .$1.00
Pebeco tooth paste, tube.40c !
Calox and Prophytol tooth pow
der .*.14c
Massatta talcum powder, can .. 14c
Wrisley talcum podwer, 12 oz. . 12c
Keepclean hair brushes, with Jap
, anese bristles set in aluminum,
Ivory combs, extra heavy and self
cleaning, special.50c j
Special ivory sale of combs, brush
es, mirrors, puff boxes, hair re
ceivers, etc., worth $1.50, for this
') sale, choice.$1.00 ;
A Sale of White
We have just received more than 200 pieces of
new novelty white skirtings, bought a year ago on
old market. Customers tell us ever hour that we
are 25c to 50c a yard cheaper on fine skirtings
than any one in town. One large table of finest
quality plain and fancy gaberdine, tricotines,
whipcords and satin stripe novelty skirting, val
ues $1.00 and $1.25, A _ AND
yard .
69c AND 75c
Two large tables, more than one hundred full
pieces of fine plain and fancy gaberdines, novelty
stripes, checks and tricotines, sold the
town over at 75c, 85c and $1, at_.... D5/C
One table of 36 inch full piece novelty skirtings,
in basket weaves, stripes, checks and other staple
numbers, worth 50c and or
59c, at yard. JjQ
We Are Still Running an
Extra Good Value in Cor
sets in all Sizes for $1.00
House Dresses
A line of house dresses in light
and dark percale, in all sizes, very
special Monday

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