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Mrs. McKee and Mrs. Russell Harrison went
chopping on Saturday morning. As usual, Mrs.
Harrison was at Mr. Putzkl's painting class.
She -wears when at this fascinating work a high
Lib-apron of green gingham. Mrs. Harrison is
decorating a plate with delicate pink convol
vulus. There is but one thing more interesting in
fiction and the estimation of the public than
George Elliot's books George Elliot herself.
Therefore, when a lecture at the Catholic Uni
versity was announced on George Elliot's
"Philosophy of Marriaco" bv the well-known
author, Col. Richard Malcolm Johnston, for
Wednesday afternoon, it filled tho hall with an
audience of highly-cultured people, an audi
ence composed largely of readers and admirers
of eorge Elliot's genius. The speaker gave
hits of biocraphy and a close analysis of Marion
Evans's character, giving her credit for a mind
of most superior order. He dwelt upon her
emotional nnture of endowment and inheritance,
followed her development into the debatable
land of the Free Thinkers, and marked the In
fluence of Henry Lowes's mind upon hers, but
he barely touched upon the influence of this
Intellectual companionship, which caused her
to blossom and develop now powers under tho
sunshine of lovo and appreciation. Ho spoko
of her as one of tho most unhappy women of
the age, especially after her union with Lewes,
whom he called "tho ugliest of human
beings, with the head of a Scotch dog."
Whatever sho came to feel afterwardj Mr. John
ston thought, tended to swing this grand-na-iured
woman, 60 full of womanliness and sweet
charity for all, back toward the conservative
lines of life." "Never beautiful of featuro,
with hut little personal charm," he painted her
marriage in old age, when her intellectual en
ergy was spent, as a longing for a good man's
name to speak for her when she should bo gone
forever and that tho word "wife" might be
written on her tombstone as a kind of expiation
for the misspent years. Even while taking this
view the speaker humorously pictured tho way
in which old men speedily brighten and smarten
themselves up to form new ties after recent be
reavements, saying that women, being more
constant, seldom presented such a spectacle.
Mr. Johnston's style as a lecturer is simply su
perb In treatment in a literary way, and his
analysis of character fine and discriminating,
a gentle sarcasm and "nimble wit" at
times being Irresistible. The lecture was so
much above what one ordinarily listens to in
that lino that it were a pity that Col. Richard
M. Johnston had not been assigned to others of
a similar character in the course. On next
Wednesday John Brisben Walker, Ph. D., will
lecture on "Social Problems for Church and
State." Mr. Walker will be recognized as the
talented editor of the Cosmo2wlitan, of New
York, and he will doubtless handle his subject
Trie oue hundred and third meeting of the
ladies' Historical Society was held at Mrs.
Horatio King's on Friday morning. Mrs. W.
Ross browne, who presided, opened with a
resume of French literature. Other ladles
treated of the literature of the eighteenth cen
tury in five-minute papers, Mrs. Asaph Hall
speaking upon Mintesqulen, Mis. J. Sayles
Brown upon Montaigne, Mrs. J. Safford upon
Buffon, Mrs. L. O. Talbott upon Fontenelle, and
3Irs. McNair on Voltaire, Mrs. W. H. Brcwne
cave a translation of Voltaire's "Zadig," and
Mrs. Z. B. Vance read a selection from Rous
setu. Delightful music was rendered by Mrs.
Isabella Bittinger, Mrs. T. S. Chappell, and
Mrs. C. B. Rheem. Mrs. Asnh Hail rjaid a
tribute to the founder of the society in tho fol
TO MltS. KING.
Lauy, who art to us the shining sun
Around whose lovo and light we circle free,
iU'i eiving' from but giving naught to thee
What can we but like birds when night is done.
Or nko the flowers that feel the day begun,
But voice our gratitude in melody
And look ourthanks that thy kind eyes may see
The love to tbeo that lives In us, euch one?
What can we but appropriate thy ray
Tn growth of knowledge that is growth in power,
To growth of wisdom that this power shall bless,
To irrowth of virtue, waxing day by day,
To growth of beauty till it wears tho llower
Of love which is the crown of perfectuess?
Mrs. King in acknowledge the compliment
extended her warmest thanks to the ladies for
their earnest assistance and uniform kindness in
securing success to the society. A supriso
awaited her in an adjoining room, where the
ladies had in store for her a beautiful Japaneso
stand, on which rested an artistic case contain
ing their photographs all which are most
highly prized. Mrs. W. H. Holmes added to
these charming testimonials a fine water-color
picture representing "Springtime," painted by
her husband. The bociety adjourned to meet
the first Friday after Thanksgiving.
"Alice" regrets exceedingly that she should
have announced Mile. Decca's engagement on
the authority of oue who was "supposed to
know," but who, after all, was telling a fairy
tale. On the word of the gifted singer, tho
statement Is now made that Mile. Decca is not
only not engaged to a Mr. Mlllshelmer, but does
not know any one bearing that name. On Eas
ter weok Mile. Decca will ho in Omaha, one of
the cities In which sho Is to appear in concert
during her professional tour West. Everything
conf ernlng Mile. Decca Is a matter of Interest
to Washlngtoulans, and, as they are not to have
tho pleasure of assisting at her wedding in the
early spring, It is to be hoped that tho echoes
of her Western triumphs may reach us as
proudly a6 did her receut great successes in
The Short Story Club met on Wednesday
evening at Mrs. G. Crandell's residence, G10 II
etreut. As usual there was a good literary and
musical programme, the story of the evening
being by Mrs. George E. Plekett. Among those
present were Mr. and Mrs. Dleudonne, Colonel
and Mrs, McCreary, Capt. Pickett, Mrs. II. N.
Ralston, Mrs. Bell, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Lincoln,
Mr. andMrs.tJ. D.. Lincoln, Mrs. E. Hort, Mrs.
Lucy E. Leggett, Mi6s Snow, Mrs. Briggs,
("Olivia,") Mrs. Belva Lockwood, Miss Carrie
Harrison, and many others.
Mrs. C. M. Pepper has returned from Detroit,
where she recently went to attend tho funeral
of her 6l6ter, Mrs. J. H. DesRosIers. Owing to
thlb ailllctlou Mrs. Pepper will not be able to
Madame Mend on o a has invited a number of
fritinds to a box party at Albaugh's to see Sara
Bernhardt iu "La Tosca."
Mr. and Mrs, Walter II, Acker, of 1331 U
fetreet, have issued cards for a tea on Wednes
day, from 3 to 6.
Mrs. II. J, Gross, No. 2918 Q street, will be at
icae Wednesdays for tho balance of tho season.
i i ; :
Mrs. Tcrhune, of Now York, better knowu as
Marlon Harlan, has been in tho city for somo
days past, the guest of Mrs. Waite, widow of tho
lato Chief Justice, 1G10 Rhode Island avenue.
On Friday afternoon sho delivered hor Mary
Washington memorial lecture before a fino
audlonco of ladles at tho residence of Mr. John
W. Thompson, of I street. Tho lecturer ox
tolled tho dignity and honor of motherhood,
making her points by many happy Illustrations
drawn from historical and well-known char
acters. Among those present were Mrs. Ad
miral Lee, Mrs. Senator Dolph, Mrs. Walto,
Mrs. Cockrell, Mrs. Emory, Mrs. McPhcrson,
Miss Davidgc. Miss Hatzoli, Mrs. Field, Miss
Strong, Miss Kate Foot, Mrs. Jennings, Mrs. J.
Thomas Swan, and others, who are deeply In
terested In securing a fitting monument for tho
mother of Washington.
Mrs. Spoonor, one of the most popular ladies
of society, retires with this Congress, and sho is
a great loss to the musical circles of Washing
ton. Possessing a highly-cultivated voice of
much sweetness, and being the mother of a
whole string band in the members of her own
family, a muslcale could be gotten up on short
notice. But to see Mrs. Spooner at her best Is
in her home life. Her accomplishments raugo
from tho giving of an informal dinner to sing
ling a Scotch ballad in such a way as" to touch
the hardest heart. Tho genial Senator and
Mrs. Spooner expect to spend tho summer and
possibly a year or two abroad in travel.
At Mr. B. H. Warner's elegant mansion on
Massachusetts avenue the members of the
Builder's Exchantre, of this city, were delight
fully entertained ou Friday evening. Besides
tho guests of honor, there were present the
District Commissioners and many representa
tives of the local government. Weber's orches
tra was present and added greatly to the en
joyment of the occasion. Messrs. Hay, Gallo
way, and Scott contributed to tho amusement
of the evening by their capital recitations and
Who Is "Sydney," of the Boston Transact,
who travestied the recent "Woman's Council?"
And did the "spinsters" of Boston duck him
for slander? Or was he hung on Witch's
Hill of Salemtown ? Echo answers, Who killed
"Sydney?" It is rumored on pretty good au
thority that somebody quite near homo "sat
down on him" and made him flatter than he
was before, Incredible as this may seem.
Mrs. Estelle Leighton, of 1621 Twenty-first
street, has passed a gay winter, having had
mauy guests from St. Paul, San Francisco, and
other points, to whom she has devoted her time
to the exclusion of many social engagements in
general society. She Is regarded as one of the
most beautiful and attractive of young widows.
Miss Harvey, of St. Paul, is still her guest and
is a most charming young lady.
A musical and literary entertainment will be
given on Tuesday at the residence of Judge
Shellabargcr, 812 Seventeenth street. Tho pro
ceeds will he given to tho Young Women's
Christian Home. Among others who have vol
unteered their talents in aid of this truly de
serving charity are Mrs. Dr. Gardner, the
Misses Prall, and Messrs. Twecdale, Gardner,
Rakemann, and Whipple.
The all-absorbing conundrum in society is,
Who is the fascinating widow known from the
Atlantic to the Pacific whom Dame Rumor re
ports is about to be wed to a well-known busi
ness man? And who is the man? Somebody
had better tell soon or all the gay widows In
town will be reported as "engaged" to the un
married bachelors of business reputation.
Miss Ida J. Thomason, of 1600 Q 6treet, who
has been visiting her friend, Miss Belle Mitch
ell, of Brooklyn, N. Y., for the past month, re
turned home on the 12th instant. She says she
had a most enjoyable and pleasant visit, and
she certainly shows It In her face and person.
Chief Justice and Mrs. Fuller have issued
cards for the marriage of their daughter, Miss
Grace Fuller, and Mr. Archibald Brown, on tho
evening of Ea6ter Monday, In St. John's Church.
Admission to the church will be by card. A
reception will follow tho church ceremony.
Congressman James P. Flick, of Iowa, and
Mr6. Mary A. Grlflln, of Wooster, Ohio, were
quietly married on Thursday evening at 1010
Fourteenth street. Tho ceremony was witnessed
only by Intimate friends. Mr. and Mrs. Flick
left on the 8:30 train for Bedford, Iowa.
Mrs. Perry, of 805 Tenth street, was delight
fully at home on Wednesday afternoon to a
large number of callers. She was assisted by
Mrs. E. n. Allen and Mrs. Charles Anderson,
of Q street.
The engagement of Miss Nannie Bayard and
Count Lewenhaupt, of Sweden, was announced
In The Sunday Hehald nearly a year ago.
The marriage will take place in April, at Wil
Mrs. James BIddle, who has recently been in
Philadelphia, as the guest of Mrs. Drexel, Is
now In this city visiting Mrs. Harmony, wife of
The family of Mr. Justice Brewer Is estab
lished In the house 1404 Massachusetts avenue.
Miss Cora Clark, of Boston, is visiting Miss
Mrs. Baxter, widow of the lato Surgeon Gen
eral, will take apartments at the Shoreuam after
settling up tho affairs of her household.
The marriage of Miss Phoebe Elliott and Dr.
Randolph, of Baltimore, will bo celebrated in
A6cen6lon Church shortly after Easter.
Seilor Francisco Sanchez, Naval Attach6 of
the Chilian Legation, sailed for Europe by the
Umbrla last week.
The engagement Is annouueed of Miss Ilenkle,
of California, and Mr. Morrow, son of Repre
Mrs. David Towers, or New York, Is visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lewis, on
Mrs. Enoch Totton's luncheon on Tuesday in
honor of Miss Howe, of Boston, was a very ele
Mrs. Lamar was out visiting last week, trying
to make up for the time lost by her Southern
The Misses Duliamel entertained a company
of friends at a small party on Friday evening.
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Goodell are with Mrs. R.
H. Graham, No. 1112 Tenth street.
Mre. P, E. Chapin has left the city, to be ab
sent a fortnight or so.
Sou or and Mndamo Zcgarra entertained a
party at an claborato dinner on Thursday even
ing. The guests wcro principally members of
tho Diplomatic Corps. Tho near departure of
Seilor and Madamo Zcgarra for Peru Is looked
upon with groat regret, not only by tho mem
bers of tho Diplomatic Corps, but also by resi
dent society. Tho Peruvian Minister nud his
interesting family have won a warmplaco In tho
hearts of mauy friends in this city. Seiior
Zegarra's successor was formerly Vice President
of Peru, and ho will arrlvo hero shortly, as tho
Zccarra family expect to sail for Peru about tho
first of April.
Mrs. John Sherwood, of Now York, will read
her celebrated paper bn tho "Possibilities of an
American Salou" at Bolcourt, Dr. aud Mrs.
Hammond's suburban, residence, on Friday.
Tho proceeds of the cntcrsainniont are to go to
the fund of tho Children's Hospital. There Is a
rare treat In store for those who may attend.
Apart from tho Intellectual pleasure to bo de
rived from tho reading, there Is a great incen
tive to draw an audience in the beautiful charity
to which tho proceeds go.
Mr. T. F. Schneider, of this city, and Miss
Mary Oshorno Beach will bo married in Toledo,
Ohio, the bride's place of residence, on Tues
day, March 31. After the nrrlval of tho bridal
pair in this city a reception will bo elven at No.
1749 Q street, which for a time will bo tho
homo of tho couple. Mr. Schneider Is erecting
for himself a handsome mansion at the corner
of Eighteenth and Q streets, which will bo
ready for occupancy by fall.
Mrs. Ervlng Winslow, of Boston, who gavo
two Ibsen readings here a year ago, has met
with great success In her ventures to entertain
fashionable audiences. Sho Is al60 tho centre
of quite an Interesting circle of artistic people.
Recently Mrs. Winslow gavo a handsomo recep
tion at her Boston residence. Among other
guests were Mr. and Mrs. Kendal and their
young daughter, Miss Grimston.
A muslcale to be held at Judge Shellabarger's
residence, 812 Seventeenth street, on Tuesday
evening, promises to be an artistic, social, and
financial success. It is given for the benefit of
the Young Workingwoman's Home, 404 Sixth
street. The programme is composed of a high
order of talent, and is in charge of Mrs. W.B.
Gurley and Mrs. W. H. Mills.
Tho students of Georgetown University are
arranging a very elaborate programme for their
concert on Wednesday evening, April 8, in
Gaston Hall, University Building. There will
be a trained orchestra of fifty pieces, besides
many well-known singers and instrumental per
formers. Miss Florence Belle Crawford and Mr. George
A. Lewis were quietly married on Tuesday.
After a short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
will return to this city and will be homo to their
friends at No. 2200 Thirteenth street, on tho
evenings of March 17 and 24.
Invitations are out for a reception to Mrs.
Clara Bewick Colby, editor of the Woman's
Tribune, to be given in her honor by the New
York City Woman's Suffrage Association on
Thursday evening, at 8:30 P. M., in the Park
Avenue Hotel, New York.
Mr6. Justice Blatchford will not be able to
make or return any more calls this season, as
the recent death of her brother, Mr. William S.
Appleton, of Boston, has placed Mrs. Blatch
ford in mourning retirement.
Mrs. Bonesteel, wife of Lieut. Bonsteel, of
the Army, and their children are located at 1725
G street for several months. Mrs. Bonesteel
Is the daughter of General and Mrs. O. D.
Miss Mary A. Brigham, of Boston, will re
main in this city, whero she has passed the win
ter, until early May, when sho will go to hor
lovely summer homo in Peterboro, N. H.
Tho wife and children of Lieut. Charles H.
Bonesteel, Twenty-first Infantry, now with his
company in the field at Rosebud Agency, 8. D.,
will spend tho spring at 1725 G street.
Mrs. W. D. Owen has been suffering from
indisposition for some weeks, hut she is now on
the mend, being somewhat rested from tho in
evitable fatigues of the season.
Mr. W. D. Cabell will entertain the alumni
of tho University of Virginia and ladles ac
companying them on April 13 at bis residence,
1407 Massachusetts avenue.
Count and Countess do Slbourg, who were so
handsomely entertained last week by their
friends In this city, salled.on Saturday for their
future home in France.
Gen. Spinola Is at this date lying dangerously
111 at tho Arlington. He Is too 111 to see any
one but his physician.
Mrs. John Kelly, of Now York, is making a
visit to her sister, Mrs. F. D. Cleary, of 1227
Mr6. W. G. Shock and Miss Shock, of Fif
teenth' street, have discontinued their Wedncs
dayTeceptlons. Miss Sarah A. Wisowell, of Philadelphia, is
the guest of her sister, Mrs. Charles Johnston,
814 O street.
Miss Lizzie Copeland, of Philadelphia, is tho
guest of tho Misses Ellis, of 203 C street north
east. Mrs. E. M. Holden, of Dorchester, Mass., Is
spending tho month of March In this city,
Mrs. Hoyward Cutting, of Now York. Is tho
guest of her daughter, Baroness Vriere. '
Pay Director and Mr6. Edward May aro lo
cated at 1401 Massachusetts avenuo.
Mrs. Annlo Louise Powell is quite ill at her
residence on Rhode Island avenue.
Mr. Vattan has succeeded Count Sala as
Secretary of the French Legation.
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Earleand Miss Arm
stroag aro at Fortress Monroe.
Mrs. Philip HIchborn has returned from a
brief visit to Asbury Paik.
Miss Frances Clapn is at Atlantic City, where
she will remain until April,
The Misses Drill, of Frederick, aro visiting
Mrs. Moody, 2018 M street.
Mrs. A. R. Barker, of Now Bedford, Ma68 is
at 1822 H street. ' '
Mrs. Somors will spend tho month of March
at Atlantic City.
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Has removed to 021 F street northwest, where
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312 TONS of WOOLEN GOODS,
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