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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 1S9Q.
CHANGES IN SOCIAL WAYS.
MRS. LOGAN DISCUSSES SO. UK INTER
Tho Stinplo Kiitertnliunenti of Twenty
Years Ago Contrnstctl with the LuvNh
ne.HH of To-t)ny l'rcsont Visiting Hours
Too Late Tilrsf Logan's Ambition.
Mrs. John A. Lognu anil Mrs. J. L. Tullock,
wife of tho late Postmaster Tullock, were tak
ing a quiet tetc-a-tutc lunch in Memorial Hall
at Calumet, discussing tho results of the recent
fete for tho benefit of Garfield Hospital, when a
HkuaIjI) reporter was announced. The conver
sation that followed gradually drifted about
to the contrast between the present ways of
Washington society and those of fifteen or
twenty years ago. Mrs. Logan said: "There
have been almost incredible changes, and tho
old ways iu tho light of the present were char
acterized by great simplicity. One never heard
of a 'republican court' in thoso days so soon
nftor the war. There aro several persons of
distinction and wealth hero now, as thcro were
during the past two or more administrations,
who, by entertaining in a lavish way have to a
certain extent elevated tho hospitality of so
ciety to such a pitch that many feel they can
not reciprocate as they would like to, and so do
nothing by way of return, since it is only tho
millionaires who can ransack tho earth for deli
cacies to place before their guests on gold plate.
And yet I do not think it fair to characterize
this as extravagance on their part. All the
charming women connected with these families,
with Mrs. Fish and Mrs. Whitney included, aro
exceedingly kind-hearted, and they can well af
ford to be lavish. Besides, what they spend
helps the producer and the artisan, not to men
tion the artists who aro employed by them to
beautify and embellish their homes. The only
bad effect Is upon people who, If not in official
life, enjoy its entreC, such as retired Army of
ficers and their families, the Senatorial and Con
gressional circles, with that class of resident
citizens who enjoy a simple competency and
have refined tastes united to a desire to see
something of society and entertain iu a way.
But their 'way' is so limited by contrast and
half pay' that they do ono of two thing noth
ing at all, or run headlong into dobt. If they
do the latter then comes a smash-up. After
dining off of gold plate It does take some moral
courage to return such hospitality with the kind
of dinner that a plain Senatorial household, for
instance, can afford. During Gen. Logan's life
time we once found ourselves in such a situa
tion, and after a family caucus concluded that
the dignified and proper thing to do was to re
turn it to the best of our ability iu our own way
and simply give such a dinner as we could af
ford. I did my best, and with the help of a
good cook the affair went off finely. There was
ono dish that I knew kings and republicans
alike had a taste for, and I had it with corn
bread. It is needless to say it was spring
chicken fried, with cream gravy, and to this
day one of our millionaire Senators often refers
to it as one of the best dinners he ever sat
"I believe it a great mistake and inconvenience
to have visiting'hours so late in the afternoon as
is now customary. It is my idea that from 2 to ."
aro the best hours of the day for visiting. I will
give my reasons. If ladies during tho season
are invited to luncheon at from 1 to 3, a carriage
or walking costume would do for tho luncheon
and the call or the reception, while if the visitor
went about in her carriage and had a husbaud In
cither wing of the Capitol or in tho Departments,
ho could be called for before the carriage was
put up, and if there was au evening dinner or
reception on hand, from 5 to S or 9 P. M. would
afford ample time for the family dinner, the
hour's rest, or the evening toilet. In some re
spects I like tho great simplicity that English
women adopt in receiving. The guest is re
freshed with a cup of tea, a biscuit, or a glass of
wine, and entertained by the brilliancy of the
hostess and tho company drawn to her by per
sonal attraction or some other powerful inag
uet. We all have a Utopia and dream dreams.
I have mine. I do not consider myself in so
ciety in the conventional sense just now, but I
hope some time to make my drawing-rooms tho
ceutro where literary, artistic, and distinguished
people generally will love to comoto enjoy each
other's hoeiety and cultivate the art of conver
sation, where simple refreshments will answer
that can bo furnished without tho aid of a
'I think there is no place in the world," Mrs.
Logan continued, "where life is so delightful as
Iu 'our Capital City. In every other capital
women aro more or less politicians. Here they
are rarely if ever so. At least they do not talk
politics in mixed companies. AVe have no
women who rellcct the political atmosphere of
tho French salon, however near wo may ap
proach It on the social side. Ono of tho things
that makes society so delightful is this absence
of political or religious discussion in tho drawing-rooms
of women iu official society at Wash
ington. "Take our charities, for another Instance.
The Garfield Hospital will do. Tho president
of our Sewing Circle, Mrs. Rutherford, is a good
Catholic, but she never obtrudes an opinion that
any Protestant worker among us cannot sub
scribe to. Whllo on tho subject of charities
I may as well say that It always offends my
sense of justice when I hear people saying Mrs.
So-and-So au official or society leader makes
such or such a charity her 'fad.' Tho women
who aro ornamental rather than useful in charl
tablo work are, in my opinion, very few. It
takes bralus, executive skill, and work to
found, build up, and carry on our charitable in
stitutions, and women donotgettho credit they
deserve for their unpaid labors. The most of
tho funds appropriated by Cougress for their
support and tho monoy earned to piece out a
scant appropriation, all pass through some
caroful woman's hand, who acts as treasurer,
and pays hills that never go to protest. Where
is tho man willing to dovoto as much tlmo and
gratuitous labor where tho disbursing of thou
sands is concerned ? I think tho society woman
has risen almost without volition on tho wave
of progress. She feels tho impulse to do some
thing, to expand her own nature, and to benefit
the world. The feeling is tho same as that
which animates tho woman who follows her
artihtic or literary instincts, only tho first docs it
for lovo and tho later for love and monoy,
simply because she has to to live."
"1 certainly think there has been a great
change for tho better in the dress of women
during the past twenty years," Mrs. Tullock
said. "Tho decollete dress as a rule Is not near
so scant at tho top as it was then nor tho trail
so lavishly long. There has been so much
physiological and hygienic training, so much
training on tho aesthetic sldo, that tho Incongru
ous dresser has almost become an extinct
species. Ouo seldom sees a decollete dress by
daylight now, nor an evening dress out airing
on afternoou calls, nor a trail where there Is
dancing, and the merry gatherings where women
meet aro no longer places to exchange gossip,
There are too mauy other and moro agreeablo
things for a woman to talk of than matters
purely personal to herself or others. Twenty
years ago two or three hundred people were
considered a crush at a private party; now one's
afternoon reception or tea Includes n list of
from 6lx lmndrcd to a thousand. Ono has only
to recall Vice President Colfax's evening levees,
and compare them in their simple appointments
and numbers of guests with the reception given
by Vice President and Mrs. Morton last winter,
to note the chance, and the increase, not only in
numbers, butluxuilous accompaniments.
"As Mrs. Logan has discussed receptions, I
may as well ventilate my opinion of dinner par
ties. They are not only the most pretentious of
social affairs, but often a wcaiincss to the flesh.
Take one of the swell dinnors. such as our mil
lionaires give, that last for from three to four
hours and consist of fifteen or twenty courses.
Of course ono docs not eat them all, but may be
seated beside a dull or unsympathetic person to
whom you are bound to lie as entertaining as
possible and he the same to you. Tho probabil
ities aro that in about two hours you have ex
hausted your topics of Interest. I have thought
of a change that might prove agreeable and that
would bo easily made. At the middle course
have a change of partners all round, so as to be
gin over again."
"Oh, that Is a German idea," said Mrs. Logan.
"The Germans have a progressive dinner that is
something like progressive euchre, although 1
never heard of having 'favors' awarded to tho
best talkers. That might be a good Idea to add
and thus causo a renascence of the art that is
aid to be lost." E. L. S.
Mr. James S. Reagan is still in Ashcville
He is improving slowly.
Among thoso who attended the Lee statue
unveiling at Richmond from this place wero J.
C. Lee, of the First Maryland Confederate Bat
talion: J. II. Shannon, of the Washington Ar
tillery, New Orleans; William P. Bryan, J. C.
Leonard, and J. Adam Beue.
There is woo in Anacostia. Tho sluices of
her soul aro flushed with tears. An elegiac air
vibrates her cardiac strings. One of tho fairest
buds in all tho rose gardens of her society has
blanched and wilted and withered nigh unto
death. The laugh that rung in swelling
cadences from her ancestral halls far
across tho malaria-freighted marshes of
the Eastern Branch Is heard no more.
All the fair girl's once flamboyant na
ture is changed. Sho has become morose,
mysterious, hateful of society, and longs only
for tho innermost recesses of her own apart
ments, where for hours and days she dwells
alone, nursing some strange, eerio mood. To
questions of loving and alarmed friends sho an
swered that there was nothing amiss. But her
pale cheek, her feverish eye, and her generally
spirltuclle appearance boiled her words. Her
parents grew alarmed, her friends became anx
ious. Doctors even called, but could discover
no symptoms of disease. They questioned and
cross-questioned her iu vain. She was not ill;
sho felt no pain; that was all they could get
from her. The parents began to think a spell
had been cast upon their daughter. At last
tho doctors, who were completely puzzled by
the case, suggested that the pining maiden be
closely watched. This was done and led to a
singular discovery. It was that at frequent in
tervals tho girl received letters and newspapers
from an unknown source. It soon became evi
dent that she watched for these missives with
much eagerness. When they came sho
seized them Impatiently, and hastened with
heightened color and accelerated footsteps to
her own room. There she tore them open and
devoured their contents with avidity. Then
she would be overcome with increased weak
ness and sink lower into the state of strange
ennui which so puzzled all about her. The
doctors came quickly to the conclusion that
there was a connection between these myste
rious missives and the young girl's Illness.
They resolved that the letters and papers must
be intercepted. That day a letter'camo. Tho
parents seized it aud tore it open. What ter
rible mystery wero they about to light upon ?
Did the ill-omened envelope contain a subtile
poison that was slowly destroying their fair
girl? No, it contained nothing of the sort.
It contained only a sheet of cheap note paper on
which was scrawled some bad, halting, idiotic
rhyme from Benning's bard! This was the
poison which was undermining tho constitution
of their daughter. This was the habit which
had changed the nature of the girl. She had
somehow, in some moment of weakness, ac
quired the vice of reading these maundering
effusions. Their author had learned of it and
had deluged her with them. The result was
inevitable. They had undermined her health,
aud were slowly but surely hurrying her to au
early grve. When approached on the subject
tho poor girl confessed that such was the fact.
Then tho parents sought tho bard and threat
ened to expose and prosecute him, hut finally
let him off "on account of his age, and with the
understanding that ho should write no more.
Since then the girl has begun to recover, aud
all Anacostia Is filled with the hope that tho
roses will soon return to her cheeks, and her
gay laughter bo heard again along the Eastern
Branch. And if the poor girl's sad experience
has the result of silencing forever tho cracked
voice of Benuing's bard she has not suffered in
PEACE ON EARTH.
A Notable Gathorlnj; of Advocates of Ar
bitration. Tho National Peace Convention, held In Dr.
Sunderland's Church, on Four-and-a-half street,
during tho past week, was a notablo event.
Tho openlug exercises consisted of presenta
tions of credentials aud addresses of welcome.
Mrs. Bolva Lockwood, Mrs. M, A. Lockwood,
and others made felicitous remarks, Mrs.
Bolva Lockwood extending tho welcome of tho
District society and Mrs. M. A. Lockwood tho
interest of tho women in the W. N. P. A. In ar
bitration as a better method of settlement than
tho uncertainties and horrors of war. At 1
o'clock on Monday tho President of the United
States received tho Peaco Association and ex-
Sressed himself a6 In sympathy with tho work,
urlng tho eveuIngMrs. II. N. Ralston.of Wash
ington, recited ''Tho Queen's Jewels." Mr.
M Savres reported tho number of nations
which have 6iirncd tho arbitration treaty the
United States of America, Guatemala, llajtl,
Honduras, Nicaragua, Salvador, United Statos
of Brazil, and tho United States of Venezuela.
A resolution to abolish war was offered by M.
Savres as an amendment to tho Constitution of
tho United States, Referred to the committee.
Addresses wero made by Mr. Bowen, of tho
Nationalists, and the Rov. Staulus Moert, of
Liberia. A resolution of sympathy with Dr.
Suuderlaud in his recent horeavement, and his
Inability to attend tho meetlugs of tho conven
tion, was adopted. There was a goodly num
ber of delegates representing other States pres
ent. Tho president, Alfred II. Love, was ably
supported In conducting tho convention by
Belva A. Lockwood aud Rev. Amanda Deyo,
aud tho meetings, though not largely atteuded,
wero Interesting throughout. Among those
present as delegates wero Levi K. and Mrs.
Joslyu, of Hartford, Conn,; Roy. Amanda
Deyo, of New York; Belya Lockwood, John
Beanson, Dr. Sarah R. Evans, William Wood,
Jacob M. Trott, Emma Beckwith, Mrs. Llppln
cott, of Philadelphia; Hanlel P. Chase, Seneca
Broomell, and Mrs. Loulso V. Bryant. During
tho reuuious letters were read from many
prominent persons In this country and Europe,
including Senator Cockrell, Rabbi Stern, Sena
tor Shermau, members of tho Cabiuet, aud
others. Mr. Love, Belva Lockwood, Rev. A.
Deyo, and Mr. aud Mrs, Joslyu wero appoluted
delegates to the International Peaco Congress
convening iu Loudou In July, 1890.
SOCIETY NEWS AND CHAT.
Continual from third vagc.
On the evening of May 80 Mr. and Mrs.
James Hodges, of 1427 Now York avenue,
having lived the accustomed time in wedded
felicity, celebrated the day ot their union by n
wooden wedding at Scottish Rlto Sanctuary, on
G street. The guests, to tho number of eighty,
were received by the happy pair, and tho con
gratulations, variously worded, but with a uni
versal ring of sincerity and good wishes, came
from all sides. The preseuts, which wero too
numerous to mention In particular, were hardly
received and cared for before tho good cheer
was enlivened by instrumental and "vocal mu
sic. At 10:30 they all repaired to the banquet
room below, marching to tho tune of "Anuio
Rooney," where they found awaiting them a
repast of salads and cold meats, holding "close
communion" with such refreshments as cham
pagne, claret punch, etc. At each guest's plate
was a bouquet of roses and a Japanese nap
kin, so arranged with a wooden clothes
pin as to resemble a butterily. Deviating from
tho prevailing custom of such occasions C. M.
C. Loelller was called to act as toast master, and
various persons wero called upon to respond to
appropriate toasts, all of whom did so in a way
to add to the enjoyment of the occasion. The
guests adjourned before there seemed to be a
cessation of tho good cheer, wishing for the
couple a happy future and for themselves that
such wooden weddings came oftencr. The cos
tumes worn by the ladles were particularly
tasteful and rich. Mrs. Hodges looked very
handsome iu a lavender silk. Miss Daisy
Charlton added much to her natural beauty by
a rich dress of white satin and lace, whllo many
of the other guests attracted attentlou and ad
miration by costumes peculiarly fitting
to their class of beauty. Among thoso
present were Dr. aud Mrs. Hunter, Dr.
II. E. Leach, Dr. and Mrs. Frledrich, Mr. and
Mrs. A. A. Frledrich, Mr. aud Mrs. Allison
Nallor, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Charles James, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Chllds, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Loefller, Mr. and Mrs. J. 11. Jochum, Mr. aud
Mrs. A. Marsell, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Pearson,
Mr. aud Mrs. Abram Frey, Mr. and Mrs. D.
Hagerty, Mr. aud Mrs. A. Jones, Mr. aud Mrs.
John G. Hodges, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hodges,
Rose Henderson, Amlo Hodges, the Misses
Nellie and Maggie Dobbins, Daisy Charlton,
Will Hodges, W. N. Wood and wife, J. Ridg
ley, W. E. Colladay, Zadlo Gibson, George
Williams, T. E. Keller, Misses Hodges. Flor
ence Kirkpatrick, C. Wiley, Jessie Grant, Mr.
aud Mrs. J. Hockemeyer, Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Buscher, Mr. and Mrs. Gen. Smith, Mr. and
Mrs. F. G. Alexander and mother, Mr. aud Mrs.
F. Schwarz, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Johnson, Mr.
and Mrs. Isaac Chllds. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Man
ning and Miss Graham, Mr. and Mrs. R. T.
Hieston and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. II. F.
Brcuninger, Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Otterbeck, Mr.
and Mrs. J. SIckels. of Philadelphia; Mr. and
Mrs. E. W. Hansell, Mr. and Mrs. Capt. Jacob
sen, Mr. Charles Jacohseu, Mr. A. Daetz, and
W. B. Keane.
Tho generous hospitality of Mr. Frank B.
Metzerott aud family was hugely enjoyed yes
terday at their elegant country residence, situ
ated seven miles ffom the city, by the Arkuta
Social Club and several additional invited
guests. It was the formal closing meeting of
the season of this popular club, and neither ex
pense nor trouble was spared by the Metze
rotts to give the members of the clnb and their
lady friends a royal reception aud au opportu
nity to enjoy the various diversions of a day on
their beautiful farm. Tho party, which con
sisted of twenty-five persons, left the city early
in the morning in a large bus, and after a
pleasant drive reached their destination shortly
before noou and wero at once seated to an elab
orate luncheon. After refreshing themselves
the party was arranged in a group on the ve
randah of the newly constructed residence and
Professor Markaise, who manipulated the cam
era, gave them a rare picture. Several houis
were spent in exploring the beautiful woods,
after which supper was served, during
which all the popular airs of the day were
played by four musicians. A country dance,
the like of which is only occasionally enjoyed,
began in the spacious and elaborately decorated
barn at 7 o'clock and continued until 10, when
threo enthusiastic cheers wero given for tho
Metzerotts and tho party returned to the city,
arriving home at miduight. Among those pres
ent were Messrs. Frank and John Metzerott,
Miss Nettie Metzerott, Misses Maud and Blanche
Lightfoot, Miss Addio Miller, Miss Lilly Ed
monstou, Miss Lulu Donu, Miss Ethel Y'oung,
Miss Margarlte Merillat, Miss Crlder, Misses
Jessie and Lilly McCarty, aud Messrs. Ed. Bur
ton, Will J. Dwver, Unton Edmonston, Charles
Merillat, Fred. Riggles, Wallace Stowell, Elmer
Curry, and Albert Stuart.
The marriage of Miss Letitia Aldrlch, niece
of Mrs. Senator Stewart, of Nevada, and Mr.
Ronnevllle Wlldmau, editor and proprietor of
the Idaho Statesman, will take place on Tues
day, at 1 o'clock, in St. John's Episcopal
Church. There will be no bridesmaids, and
Senator Stewart will give the bride away.
Tnere are no invitations out except verbal ones.
Mrs. Stewart Is authority for tho statement that
there will bo no wedding reception, "As it
would be impossible to entertain half of thoso
whom we would like to have In tho limited ac
commodations of our apartments, equally im
possible to draw the line without glvlug
offense," and she sensibly concluded to forego
a reception that would be so unsatisfactory to
herself aud her friends. The wedding there
fore will bo a simple church ceremony, and all
thoso who choose can attend. The bride will be
attired In a French gray cashmere and brocade,
with hat, gloves, parasol, and shoes to match.
Tho happy pair will start from the church di
rectly on the bridal tour, visiting Elmlra,
N. Y., where tho groom's relatives reside,
going thenco to Idaho' to make preparations for
a residence abroad, Mr. Wildman having beeu
appointed United States consul at Singapore.
Miss Aldrich's talents, united to her
amiability aud beauty, have made her
exceedingly popular In Washington society,
aud sho will be greatly missed from tho intel
lectual circle 6ho so adorned. Mr. Wildman Is
also well aud favorably known as a youug man
of exceptionally fine talents, aud he has beeu
hero during tho past season representing the In
terests of his paper in Idaho.
Mr. C. W. Schuermanu, of tho Smithsonian
Institution, and his charming wifo entertained
a host of friends at their residence last Tuesday
evening in houor of their niece, Miss Smith, of
Illinois. Mr. James Traylor sang a number of
delightful solos. Mr. Sheriff sang "Committed
to tho Deep" in a magnificent manner. The
cornet Imitation of Mr. J. M. Noah was very
pretty aud qulto wonderful. Tho Berry Band,
of Georgetown, contributed some very beautiful
music. Mr. Schuermaun's pretty ulece, Miss
Smith, sang a great mauy songs. Miss Smith
possesses a clear, strong, and charming volco.
Among tho many present wero tho Misses
Fisher, Mrs. Rico and daughter, Mrs. Crandall,
the Misses Thompson, Messrs. Whiting, Dodge,
Metcalf, Bury, Sheriff, Craudall, Noah, Bell,
and many others.
Tho Home Journal says that "Miss Julia Scho
field, ulece of Gen. John A. Schofleld, sailed bv
tho Etruria last week. Miss Schofleld is well
known iu tho West, where her talent as an
amateur actress has added much to tho treas
uries of tho many charitable institutions for
which sho has played. Miss Schofleld Is a
young lady of slight physique, with a sweet,
girlish faco, aud a patrician head, covered with
a wealth of golden curls."
The la6t of tho first series of mothers' meet
ings at Mrs. Coolldge's, 1717 Tweuty-flrst street,
took place ou Monday afternoon ot 3:80. Mrs,
Coolldge and Dr. Hinds supplement each other
in their "talks," Dr. Hinds talks ou hygieue
and Mrs. Coolldgo tells how to adapt It, to prac
tice. This course has been successful, and
demonstrated the interest felt In tho training of
children. To satisfy a demand from mothers
who have to earn their living, aud who cannot
afford these lectures, a cheaper course, at f0
cents a talk, will soon bo opened at a later hour
in the day, to accommodate thoso who cannot
be present at 2:30 P. M. Tho last talks will bo
June 2 and 23, subject: "Infant Hygiene."
Both Dr. Clara Bliss Hinds and Mrs. Coolidgo
will give the talks.
A wclbplauncd and thoroughly-successful
surprise party was given on Wednesday evening
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ulke, No.
1224 Ninth street northwest, in honor of their
eldest daughters, the Misses Clara and Flora
Ulke, two very charming young ladles, and
popular members of the German Dramatic Club.
The surprise party was principally composed of
members of the latter, and among thoso present
wero Mr. and Mrs. Ulkc, Mr. B. and Miss Elsie
Ulke, Mrs. Louis Schade, tho Misses Arnlta and
Ella Schade, Miss Rosa Pocschc, Mrs. and Miss
Bertha Caron, Mr. and Mrs. E. II. Boelter.Mrs.
and the Misses Fisher, tho Misses A. Burchard,
Dolly Hclsley, Blandlno Lutz, Hottie and Hilda
Herzog, Carrie Hidden, and Messrs. F. Altrup,
W. Bevcns, Harry and Sam Rothschild, J. T.
Siehert, W. Wright, W. Conley, Somers, and
The father of Senator Davis, of Minnesota, Is
making a visit to Washington. Mrs. Davis Is
going about sightseeing with him. On Wed
nesday they visited Mount Vernon. The old
gentleman notes with surprise tho many Im
provements and changes in tho city sinco his
last visit some time during tho seventies.
Mrs, Capt. II. E. Weaver, ono of the fore
most of ashlngton's painters in pastel, has a
handsome portrait of a young grandchild of
Mrs. E. Wagner, of Capitol Hill, on exhibition
at Veerhoff's art store. Tho likeness is pro
nounced admirablo by all who havo seen It.
Mr. Oscar W. Petri, technical attachS of the
German Legation, and Mrs. Petri, of No. 1380 I
street northwest,who returned several days ago
from a trip to tho Pacific Coast, loavo tho 4th of
Juno for a threo months' trip to Europe.
Tho wedding of Miss Mary Wilson, daughter
of ex-Marshal Wilson, and Lieut. George Davis,
of the Army, will take place on tho evening of
June 17, at the residenco of tho bride.
Major and Mrs. Tyrrell will spend tho sum
mer as usual among relatives in Maine. They
will probably not leave their delightful homo
here before the latter part of June.
Miss Daisy Shankland, who has been spend
ing some weeks on a pleasant visit to her aunt,
Mrs. Florence Fox, at Philadelphia, has re
turned to her homo in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Schiffman and daughter havo
arrived In the city to stay all summer. They
will be pleased to 6eo their friends at Mrs.
RIchards's, 303 G street.
Cards havo been issued by Mr. F. A. Richard
son, announcing tho marriago of his niece,
Amanda Howard, and John II. Gwynn, at 130S
Vermont avenue, May 27.
Mrs. Cleveland assisted Mrs. Wlllard P.
Ward, of New York, at a tea last week. Mrs.
Cleveland's mother, Mrs. Perriuc, was among
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nordhoff have moved
into their house on K street, which during the
winter was occupied by Mr. aud Mrs. S. S.
The marriago of Mr. Edmund Leo Barbour
and Miss Ria R. Irwin will bo solemnized to
morrow at 11 A. M. in St. Matthew's Church.
Miss Maggie Blaine, tho handsome young
daughter of Mr. Robert Blaine, of Capitol Hill,
is tue contralto singer oi St. l'atrlcics cnoir.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Barclay, of New
York, aro passing a few weeks In this city pre
paratory to their departure for Europe.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Blount, of University
Park, are entertaining State Treasurer J. A.
Semske, of Indiana, and Mrs. Semske.
Mrs. Carlisle Patterson, Miss Lizzie Patter
son, aud Mrs. Pierre La Montague returned
last week from a trip to California.
Mrs. McClellan aud Miss May McClellan will
spend tho summer in Holland, where they have
taken a cottage at Sehereniugen.
General and Mrs. Van VHet will leave on
Thursday for Shrewsbury, N. J., whero they
have a lovely summer home.
Maj. Theodore Schwau, assistant adjutant
general, will make a vacation trip to Europe.
He expects to sail early in July.
Mr. and Mrs. Jules Gutbridge aro eujoyiug a
visit from Mr. Guthridge's sister, who arrived
ou Friday from Ohio.
Mrs. S. P. Snider and little Miss Ethel are
spending a 6hort time in New York before start
Mrs. Yates Sterling and the Misses Marie and
Nellie Sterling will spend tho summer at Nar
Senator Blackburn and family will occupy a
cottage at Lake Como, Spring Lake, N. J., tho
present hot season.
Miss S. R. Jlllson left last night for Rock
ville, whero she will pass tho months of June
Mrs. Tice and her mother, Mrs. Taylor, are
in Now York. They will not return herobeforo
Mrs. Dr. Fisher, of K street, left on Monday
for a visit of several weeks to relatives In Min
nesota, Dr. and Mrs. Trimble, of Georgetown, aro en
joying a visit from their daughter, Mrs. C. C.
Rev. Dr. James L. Phillips, of India, Is in tho
city, visiting Mr. Allen, Speaker Reed's secre
tary. Mr. and Mrs. Parker Maun, of Tauglebank,
will leave tho city at an early date for tho Cats
kills. Justico and Mrs. Blatchford will dlvido tho
summer between Newport and Saratoga,
Mrs. Francis A. Wilson is making a brief
visit to her father, Professor Nowcomb.
Tho Turkish Minister, Mavroyeni Bey, sailed
om Now York last week by tho Saale.
General aud Mrs. Batcheller and Miss Batch
cller will summer iu the Adirondacks.
Mrs. Dorshelmer, of 1D02 F street, has re
turned to her homo in Now York City.
Mr. and Mrs. Do Ghegnier will remain at tho
Portland during tho mouth of June.
Senator and Mrs. Stanford oxpect to return to
tho United States In September.
Tho Spanish Minister, Soiior Murnaga, will
make a vacatlou trip to Europe.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitehouse, of 2014 Hillyer
Place, have gone to New York.
Tho Misses Boyle, of Fifteenth street, aro en
joying a visit to Norfolk.
Ex-Secretary and Mrs. McCullough aro at
their farm in Maryland.
Mr. Thomas G. Allan, of Pottsvlllo, Pa., is in
the city for a few doy6,
Mrs. Clifford Walton will spend a part of tke
Judjje and Mrs.
Veazy leave this week for
Mr. aud Mrs. Henry Sempkin sail for Europe
For long list of advertised
reductions see Saturday's and
Monday's Star and Sunday's
and Monday's Post.
R. H. Taylor,)
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