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Madauie Mendonca, wife of the Brazilian
Special Envoy, held her weekly reception, as
sisted by her charming daughters, Friday.
Madame Mendonca wore an elegant gown of
embroidered crfpe and silk, with a bouquet of
mayllowers on her corsage. Miss Mendonca
wore blue silk with scarf drapery of mousscline
de sole. Miss Helena Mendonca was in butter
cup silk, with white carnations. Miss Amalia,
in turquoise blue. These young ladies were as
sisted by Miss Wren, o"f Chicago, in a green
cloth walking dress, with white crupelisso vest,
and corsage "bouquet of pink roses; Miss Bige
low, in ilowered India silk, and Miss Trescott
in a gray cashmere street costume. Among the
callers were Mr. and Mrs. Treat, Mrs. Snider,
Mrs. Speaker Reed, Mrs. Miller and Miss
Corkhili, Mrs. Attorney General Miller and
daughter, Madame and Miss Preston, Madame
Guzman, Mrs. Horace Uummings and Miss Ir
ving, Mrs. Tice, Mrs. Boughton, of Boston;
Gen. Patterson and daughter, Mrs. and Miss
Studebaker, the Misses Williamson, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Andrews, Mr. Paul An
drews and son, Mr. Leo Phillips, Mr.
Taylor, Mr. James McUreary and son,
Miss Cresson, Miss Loui60 Shepherd,
Mr. Shepherd, Mr. William J. Connell, Lieu
tenant Colonel and Mrs. Elliot, Miss Elliot,
Miss Condit-Sraith, Mr. S. A. Robinson, Mr.
Abbott, Dr. Oscar Menocal, Mrs. and Miss Mc
Donald, Mr. Bosch, Mr. Pineddo, Captaiu and
Mrs. Burk, Major and Mrs. Cilley, Mrs. Justice
Field, Commodore Greer, Mrs. Robert Christy,
Madam Varras, and many others.
St. Joseph's Day is the great fete of the year
for the dwellers in the Homo of the Little Sis
ters of the Poor. The annual dinner to the two
hundred inmates is an event in which people
prominent socially as well as the charitably in
clined take tho greatest interest in contributing
to tho gratification and amusement of the acred
poor sheltered and careel for in this homo. On
Wednesday the bountiful dinner was served by
the Count de Chambrun, Count Sala, M. Rou
stan, Mi68 Dahlgren, Mrs. Macias, Mrs. Seck
endorif, the Misses Rlggs, Mrs. Justice Gray,
Miss Elliott, Mrs. Tracey, Miss Thyson, Miss
Kosecrans, Mrs. Thurber, Miss Squire, Miss
Daingerfleld, and others. After dinner there
was an exhibition of real old-tlmo plantation
dancing by Aunt Nancy, ninety-eight years of
age, in a double-shuflle, and Uncle Reuben in a
Virginia breakdown. Generous contributions
were received from Mrs. James F, Barbour, Mr.
Phillips, Mrs. Leland Stanford, and Kernan,
of the Shoreham. Among tho guests wore Sen
ator and Mis. Sherman, Secretary and Mrs.
Rusk. Senator and Mrs. Dolpb, Senator and
Mr6. Spooner, Senator aud Mrs. Stewart, Miss
Aldrich, Judge and Mrs. Field, the Misses Oon-dit-Smith,
Miss Emily Thorn, Secretary and
Mrs. Noble, tho Misses llalstead, Senator and
and Mrs. Chandler, Miss Grace Dawes, Miss
Mattlo Mitchell, Miss Lucy Corkhili, Sen
ator and Mrs, Davis, Senator and Mrs. Mander
8on, and Mrs. Handy.
Mrs. Dahlgren gave her last authors' reading
reception on Wednesday evenlug, A brllllaut
and appreciative company gathered in her ele
gant parlors and library to listen to Capt.
Bourk's lecture on "Life Among the Indians."
Miss Dorsoy followed with an interesting paper
iu the nature of a reminiscence of her school
days, entitled an "Echo From Waterloo." Col.
I. Edwards Clark read a fine paper on the
poet Browning, whilo Gen. Greely gave a very
realistic account of his recent trip to Paris.
After this hlghly-6piced Intellects symposium
refreshments were served in theelegaut manner
which characterizes Madamo Dablgren's hos
pitality. Among the guests present wero Gen
oral and Mrs. Greely, Captaiu and Mrs. Bourk,
Miss Dorsey, Miss Ransom, tho artist; Mrs,
Outhwaitc, General aud Mrs. Hooker, Mrs,
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Gen. Butler, Miss Swan, Mrs. Senator Cockrell,
Miss Gouverneur, Mrs. Goddard, of Now York;
Mrs. Crabtree, (Lotta,) Professor Fava, Mr. and
Mrs. Nordhoff, and many other well-known
literary and society people. All who have at
tended these select receptions pronounce them
most delightful and regret that they have come
to a close.
The ladies of tho Historical Society were
charmingly entertained at Mrs. Horatio King's
Friday by the fine musical programme prepared
by Mrs. Gen. W. II. Brown in tho absence of
the chairman, Mrs. J. W. Knowlton, tho sub
ject for the morning being French music. Mrs.
II. A. Scudder read a fine paper upon "Early
History of Music in France," written by Mrs. J.
W Knowlton, followed by a sketch of "French
Composers," written by Mrs. Frank Sewell and
read by Mrs. II. Doubledaj. Mr6. W. F. Mc
Lennan read a short paper upon "French Vo
cal Music." Miss Swasey sang a sonnet by
Arvers and tho Ave Maria by Millard, with vio
lin obllgato by Mrs. Prall and piano accompa
ment by Miss Pitcher. Mrs. John Dcwhurst
Patton played a canzonotta by Jensen aud an
etade by Heller. Miss Pierce, of Boston, sang
"Mon Occur S'ourlet 1 ta Volx," also a charm
ing nursery rhyme by Ncvlns. Miss Prall
played an exquisite romance by Rubinstein and
Chopin's Impromptu for an encore. Miss Abba
Gould Woolson was present, and, upon invita
tion, responded in a few remarks. Miss Emily
Newcorab poured tea.
Tho past was a week of luncheon entertain
ments. Among them that of Mrs. Commodoro
Nicholson, of Georgetown, on Wednesday in
honor of Mrs. Watson C. Squire, was one of tho
handsomest. It was a yellow luncheon; tho
fiowers, candlo shades, and other decorations
wero all of a pale golden tint. The name cards
wero jonquil-shaped. Tho guests were, besides
the guest of honor, Mrs. J. Matthews, Mrs.
Cooke, Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. May, and Mrs. Bil
lings. Mrs. Hazon entertained a company at
luncheon on Wednesday. Tho guests of honor
were tho Misses Cameron, daughters of Sir
Roderick Cameron, The Misses Pauline and
Madgo Williamson gave a beautiful rose lunch
con Wednesday of twelve covers. Bunches of
La France roses, tied with pink satin ribbons,
wero presented each guest. Miss Fleming,
whoso entertainments are always of the dain
tiest, gave a charming luncheon of eighteen
covers Monday to a party of girl friends. Among
them wero MUe Mildred Carlisle, Miss Batch
elUr, Miss Bispham, Miss Mitchell, Miss Board
man, and Miss Ernst.
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Peako wore at homo
to a number of their friends Monday evenlug
last to enjoy tho fifteenth anniversary of their
marriage. Their parlors wero beautifully deco
rated with growing plants and cut fiowers, and
many and beautiful wero tho presents received
from their friends, among whom wero Mr. and
Mrs. James F. Anderson, Mr, and Mrs. R. Corn
well, Mr. and Mrs. William F. Foos, Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Peako, Mr. and Mrs. William Roth
well, Mr. and Mrs. William A. Sharswood, Mr.
and Mrs. M. F. Peako, and Mesdaraes Marr,
Cook, Dunnlugton, Bright, Barr, Grogan, and
Hall, aud Misses Baldwin, L, Rothwell, Carrlco,
Colllo, and many others, and from Baltimore
came Mr, and Mrs, S, Morrison, Mr, and Mrs.
James Corcoran, Mr. and Mrs. Gcorgo Brosier,
aud Messrs. Amot, Zimoskl, Smith, and others.
Mrs. Peake received her friends In a lovely
gown of old-rose colored silk, with diamond
ornaments. Music, singing, and dancing were
enjoyed until tho small hours, when tho guests
retired with hearty wishes for many returns of
the happy day.
Tho Shakespeare coterie recently organized
Is composed of a few lovers and students of the
old poet. Tho readers are fully prepared to
read their parts, which are rendered with an
accurate conception of the lines, Miss Hen
drle's Portia on Tuesday evening was an ex
quisite interpretation of the combined beauty
and loveliness of perfect womanhood to be por
learning it. So rapid that proficiency is reached More the principles of the
notes can be read with as much ease twelve months after writing as twelve
trayed in that part. Mr. Tissowski's Shilock
was admirably well read, as were all tho lead
ing parts. The close attention of those present
evinced an interest and pleasure that must be
very gratifying. Tho Old Gohbs of Mr. Renick
and Miss Dyer's Jessica wero so excellent they
should not be passed unnoticed. In the comedy
of "Tho Tempest," read the week before, tho
Miranda of Mrs. Gadsby received deserving
praise. Essays on "Tho Tempest" by Mr.
Renick and Portia by Mrs. Mills have been in
teresting features of the readings.
Mrs. J. B. Henderson's Informal Fridays arc ex
ceedingly popular, and the charming house at tho
head of Sixteenth street is fast becoming one of
tho noted homes of Washington. Mrs. Hender
son received Friday evening in a pink and silver-striped
silk. She was assisted by Madamo
Mendonga, who is an old friend, and her charm
ing daughter. Mrs. Mendonoaworo an elegant
costume of black lace; Miss Mendonca, a gown
of red net; Miss Amalia, buttercup silk, and
Miss Helena Mendonca, pale-blue silk and
white mousselcine do sole. Among tho many
guests wero Mrs. Studebaker and daughter,
Madamo Guzman, General and Mrs. Moxia, Mr.
aud Mrs. Blgelow, tho Misses Blackburn, Mrs.
Holiday, Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Flint, Mr.
Coolidge, Mr. and Miss Tescott, Miss Wol
throp, Miss Hartwell, Miss Sheridan, Mrs. Sher
rill, Miss Sheridan, Mr. Shepherd, of New York,
and many others.
Mr. and Mrs. Cabell gave a handsome dinner
Friday night to Mr. Thomas Nelson Page. The
guests wero Senator Pasco, Mr. Hemphill, Mr.
Henry Garnott, Mrs. Tucker, Mr. Henry St.
Georgo Tucker, Mr. William L. Wilson, Mr.
Johnson, of New York, and Dr. Harrison. At
8:80 quite a large company joined tho dinner
fuosts to partlcipato in tho pleasure of hearing
fr. Page read selections from his own works
and to eujoy tho flue musical programme. Tho
latter was rendered charmingly by Miss Decca,
Mr. Whipple, and Miss Rosamond Ward.
Among others present wero tho Chief Justice
and Mrs. Fuller, Miss Mildred Fuller, Attorney
General Miller, Mrs. aud Miss Miller, Mrs. and
Miss Rusk, Senator and Mrs. Joues, Senator
and Mrs. Reagan, the Misses Colquitt, Senator
Barbour, Miss Daingerfleld, Commissioner
Mason, Mrs. Breckinridge, aud General and
&.T11Q- British Minister and Lady Pauncefote
entertained a brilliant company at a yellow din
ner Monday evening, The flowers used for deco
rations wero chiefly jonquils. Tho guests wero
twenty-eight In number. Among them wero the
Speaker of tho House and Mrs. Reed, Count
and Countess Sponneck, Baron and Baroness
Scbonberg, Mavroyenl Boy, Mr. and Mra.MIchael
Herbert, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Novlns, Mr. Stan
ley, of Preston; Mr. and Mrs. Tupper, Miss
Tuckermau, Mr. Edwardes, Seuator and Mrs.
J. P. Jones, and Mrs. MacNulty. After din
ner the usual number of guests arrived to par
ticipate in tho pleasures of the evening, which
included dauciug and a handsome supper, tho
latter served at midnight. Lady Pauncefote
wore an elegant toilet of delicate green brocade,
with train of greon velvet. Ml6s Pauucefoto
was in a gown of pearl-embroidered white satin,
A very delightful muslcale, under the direc
tion of Professor Keutzsch, was given at the
residence of Mrs. Auna Louise Powell Tuesday
af ternoou. Tho performers were Miss Carson,
Miss Alma Johnson, Miss Hough, Misses I'll
ling, Piatt, Heaven, aud Grafton, and Mr. A.W.
Frauds. Mrs. Powell, by request, sang two
numbers. A highly appreciative audience en
joyed tho programme. The guests Included
Mrs. Senator Kenna, Mrs. Jordan, Mrs. Outh
waite, Mrs, Staples, Mrs. Piatt, Mrs. Harban,
Miss Granger, Mrs. and Mls6 Gayer, the MUses
Kent, and Dr. Hoover.
A very delightful surprise euchre was given
Tuesday evenlug in honor of Miss Leila Garret
son, at her home, 1504 S street. The gentle
man's first prlzo was won by Mr, S. H. Mer
rill; ladles' first prize, Miss Mamie Crump; gen
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tleman's booby, Mr. J. B. Gaddess; ladies'
booby, Miss M. Beight. Among tho surprlsers
wero the Misses Leila and May Garret6on, Hat
tie and Mamie Crump, Misses Densmoro, Par
ker, Hunter, Bell, Pike, Houghton, King,
Beight, Lake, Travis, Ticheuor, aud Kalghn,
and Messrs. J. Everett Keene, E. K. Lee, S. H.
Merrill, H. L. Hilton, J. B. Gaddess, Dr. R.
Parsons, C. B. Brookes, G. W. Hurlebaus, B.
Houghton, A. Nock, C. Garretson, W. Ferris,
D. Garretson, A. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
Garsido, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Crump, and Mr.
and Mrs. P. S. Garretson. At tho conclusion of
tho game a bountiful repast was served.
Misses Clare, Roberta, and Mabel Howard,
Friday evening, at their residence, 2100 G street,
gave a very enjoyable dancing party to a num
ber of their young friends. The following were
present: Misses Margaret and Elsie Cassela,
Clara and Bessie Emory, Bessie Edes, Lucrotla
and Anna Dodge, Masio Dandy, Lucy Howard,
of Baltimore; Lily Howard, Almy Gardner,
Cornelia Knox, Sophia Leo, Violet and Rosa
mond Nlles, Fannie O'Reilly, Kathleen and
Christine Owen, Molllo Smart, and Prlscllla
Stearns, Masters Boyco Burrltt, Arthur Cassols,
Christopher Dawson, Georgo Dandy, George
Davis, George Dyer, Willie Dodge, Charles
Howard, Duncan Kennedy, Crosby Kindle
berger, Dudley Knox, J. FeunerLee, Jr., Albert
Ogden, Warren Ogden, James Parker, Cuth
bert Powell, Robert Smart, and John Wright.
It is an interesting rumor in New York that
Mayor Grant is soon to marry Miss Murphy,
daughter of Edward Murphy, of Troy, chair
man of tho Democratic State Committee.
Mayor Grunt made his d6but in New York
swell society on tho occasion of Mrs. Whit
ney's recent tea the first time he was over In
vited to participate In tho gayetles of tho -100.
A dluner was given in honor of Mayor Grant
by Mr. W. W. Astor last April, but tho guests
wero all men, and the diunor took place at
Delmonico's. Mrs. Whitney's Invitation to
her homo to mingle with tho elect now fixes the
Mayor's social status, which is undoubtedly a
good thing, in yIow of the rumors of his ap
proaching marriage. Tho future Mrs. Grant
will now bo entitled to havo her name in tho
Mrs. Senator Davis gave a very pleasant In
formal reception last Thursday evening. Tho
attractlvo hostess received her guests in a hand
some costume of black satin. She was assisted
by her sister, Mrs. Agnew, in black lace over
silk; Miss Katharine Footo, In cream silk aud
earl passementrlo, with nearl ornaments; Mi68
ila Twlgg, In white fafllo and flowers; Miss
Wiggins, lu a simple gown of white silk and
lace; Miss Rogers. In black lace and flowers,
and Miss Mattingly, in red silk and black vel
vet. During tho evenlug Mrs. Davis, Miss Mat
tlngly, Mr. Rogers, and others gavo several
vocal selections. Miss Footo rendered many
piano nunfbers, and Mr. Barrett and Mr. Nair
played charmingly on tho banjo.
Colonel and Mrs. John Hay entertained a
compauy Monday evening at u reception Iu
honor of Gen. Armstrong, of the Hampton
School, Gen. Armstrong brought with him sev
eral pupils of his school, representing the In
dian aud colored races. Among the guests
were Secretary and Mrs. Rusk, Secretary and
Mrs Windom, Goueral aud Mrs, John W. Fos
ter, Judgo and Mrs. Batcheller, Miss Dawee,
Admiral and Mrs. Crosby, Miss Kato Foote,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nordhoff, Senator and
Mrs. Farwell, General and Mrs. Rochester, Rev.
William A. Bartlett and Mrs. Bartlett. IIss
NIeolay, Gen. Anson G. McCook, Mrs. Powell,
Mr, aud Mrs. Cabot Lodge, aud Miss Sewell.
The members of the Woman's National Press
Association have tendered tho Pau-Ainerieau
delegates a reception, to take place at Wil
lard's Hotel parlors, Thursday evening, March
27, from 8 to 11. -Many well-known ladles of
official circles will bo of tho receiving party,
Mrs. M. D. Lincoln, Mrs. M. S. Lockwood,
signs. The vowels are
Mrs. A. II. Mohl, Mrs. M. McL. King, Mrs. II.
B. Sperry, and Mrs. M. R. Moore represent tho
ladles of tho association, although all the mem
bers will lend a hand in assisting.
Tho Alumni of St. John's College gave a most
enjoyable literary and musical entertainment
Monday evening in honor of St. Patrick. Tho
affair took place at the college, on Vermont
avenuo. Thoso who took part in tho programme
were Messrs. Goodchlld, Libbe, Gait, O'Con
nor, Forsythe, Ryan, Waldecker, Brosnan,
West, French, and McEnaney. Addresses and
recitations wero delivered by Messrs. O'Neill,
Shea, Dolan, DoLacey, Madigan, O'Donoghue,
Mcran, Shulters, and Walsh.
Tho Emergency Class met Tuesday at the
residence of Mrs. Ogden, on Nineteenth street.
Dr. Krogstadt delivered a most practical in
struction on tho proper adjustment of splints
and bandages In cases of fractures and broken
collar-bones. Tho Friday meeting took place
at tho residence of Miss Ida Thompson, when
valuable information was imparted by Dr.
Krogstadt on poisons.
Mrs. and Miss Twiggs gave a reception Tues
day evening, from 9 to 12 o'clock, at 1227 I
street. Mrs. Twiggs wore a becoming costume
of black laco over satin and flowers, and Miss
Llla Twiggs was charming In whito China silk
and laco, with pearl ornaments. They wero as
sisted by Mrs. Senator Davis, Mrs. Foole, Miss
Katharine Foote, Miss Agnew, Mi6S Ott, and
Miss Murphy. '
Mr. Alex Von Mumm has entertained his
friends most generously during tho past week
by box parties at tho different theatres, fol-
loWftd 1)V Rllnnm-s nt. Wnlnlrnr'n ihn Sli nrali a m
and Harvey's. Saturday night he gavo an elab
orate (llnnnr nt Wnlolfnr'R
Mrs. J. Lowrlo Bell acted as nostess at tho
Wanamaker house Thursday evening, on tho
occasion of tho muslcale given by Miks Fornie,
Mr. Francis Fisher Powers, and Miss Bjurstedt.
Tho fine programme was effectively and delight
Capt. E. G. Nlles, of the graduating class of
tho Maryland Agricultural College, gave a very
handsome dinner Thursday ovoning to his class
mates at his mother's residence. Tho evening
was finished off by a box party at Albaugh's.
Mrs, Abblo Gould Wilson, of Boston, was tho
guest of tho Historical Society Friday, aud in
tho absenco of tho regular contributor sho
made a beautiful and telling address on
"French Society and Literature."
Representative and Mrs. Snider gave a box
party Friday night at Lincoln Music Hall. Sec
retary and Mrs. Windom, Colonel and Mrs.
Gllraan, and Governor and Mm. Mcrrlain, of
-Minnesota, were tho guests.
Mrs. G. DoWltt, of Canlstoto, N. Y., arrived
in the city Friday night. She comes with her
little eon, Master Harold, to visit her parents,
Colonel and Mrs. Staples, of Wlllard's, and will
probably remain a month.
Miss Florence Miller has returned to tho city
after a month's visit in Pennsylvania. Mrs.
Miller was at home informally Wednesday
afternoon, aud Miss Miller assisted.
Miss K. L. Ray, daughter of tho late Col. Ray,
of the Army, has been spending February and
March at the Ponce De Leon, Florida, as guest
of Mrs. Col. Myers, of Richmond.
Mr, und Mrs. R. W. Berkeley are on a short
visit to Virginia Beach.
Mre, Chauucey II. Snow is visiting in George
town, at 8258 O street.
Mrs. Hoyt, of New York, is visiting her sister,
Mrs. Don. Cameron.
Moj. Richard C. Parker aud Mrs. Parker aro
at Fortress Monroe.
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