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THE WASHIXGTOH HE A ID, SUHDAT, JAHTJA1T 1, 1911.
THE flood gates of Social gayety
will be thrown open to-morrow
with the great reception of the
" President and Mrs. Tart to offi
cial Washington and its citizens. The
socially overworked women on that day
are always the Cabinet women, who
have to stand in line for several hours
during the President's reception and
smile and seem happy, then rush to their
own homes and hold large receptions
there. They have Just time to snatch a
little lunch between these two functions.
The New Tear's reception at the White
House is always the most brilliant func
tion, .as It is the one occasion when all
diplomats and army and navy men wear
court dress and full-dress uniforms at
the same function.
This year will see a new dean of the
diplomatic corps, who is always the per
sonage to give tho first greetings to the
President on that occasion. This time It
Is Baron Hengelmuller, of the Austro
Hungarian Embassy, one of the most fa
miliar figures in Washington. It is un
fortunate and much regretted that the
illness of the baroness will prevent her
from-being at his side They are among
the best Known and most popular mem
bers of the corps, and have bepn identi
fied with tha diplomatic circle here for
In that time the baron had been pro
moted from Herr Hengelmuller lo Baron,
and from minister plenipotentiary to am
bassador, and from tho end of the line
to the ery head of It.
The next body to greet the Chief Ex
ecutive, after the diplomatic corps, is the
Supreme Court of the United States. It
also has a new head, in Chief Justice
White. He also is a well-known figure,
as he has been connected with the Su
preme Court for many years as "Mr.
Justice." A note of sadness w!31 be de
tected when the Senate passe? through
the Blue Room, for it will be a fare
well function to so manv fan'iliar and
noted figures in public life here. The
changes will be noticed in this body
more than in any other.
The members of the Cabiret circle
who spent Christmas out of town hac
all returned, and hae their prepara
tions for the New Year's Dav all but
carried out. The Vice President and
Mrs. Sherman returned to their Washing
ton home Friday and brought with them
their two sons, Richard and Sherrlll, each
vith his wife, and Mr. and Mrs. Brewer,
of lUica, all of whom will be at the
reception on Mondav in the White House
and later In the afternoon at the Vice
The Secrcttrj of State and Mrs Knox
returned the middle of the week from
their farm at Valley Forge, Pa., where
they spent tho Christmas season with
tho entire family circle Mrs Knox will
lay aside her mourning sufficiently to en
tertain the members of the diplomatic
corps at the customary breakfast given
by the Secretarv of State to that body.
There is an innovation, however, this
j ear In the arrangement of this affair, as
it has been the custom heretofore to ask
attaches, and student and honorary at-
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cd on this occasion bv Mrs Huntington ' e -,-, 0 - t ., .j
tviisnn nmi m ci,,njw n,i. , Spencer. Dr. Sowers. Lieut Commander
the Assistant Secretaries of State, and .
Mrs. David G Adee. sister-in-iaw of the
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Third Assistant Secretary of State, who,
with her "-everal daughters, makes her
home with him
One of thi most Interesting figures In
diplomatic tocietv this winter in Wash
ington will be the wife of the first secre
tary ot the Turkish Embassy, recently
arrived in Washington, Mme. Abdul Hak
Hussein, who is an Englishwoman, and
will be much identified with social func
tions. This will be the first time a woman'
in the emba-ssj family has ever mixed
with fcociety. owing to the close keeping
of the Turkish women
Miss Helen Cannon, daughter of the
Speaker of the House of Representatives
and hostess for her father, is 111 in Dan
ville, their home, where she went to spend
Christmas, and will not be able to return
to Washington for some time. She had
ah Interesting list of assistants for hei
liT" New Year's reception on Monday, but
has been compelled to cancel her recep
tion. DINNERS AND LUNCHEONS.
Attorney General Wickersham enter
tained a dinner company last night in
honor of Chief Justice White. His
other guests were Mr. Justice Har
lan, Mr. Justice McKenna, Mr. Justice
Holmes, Mr. Justice Day, Mr. Justice
Xiiirton, Mr. Justice Hughes, Mr. Justice
" Lamar, the newest in the Supremo Court
circle; Senator Sutherland, Representa
tive Mann. Solicitor General Lehmann,
Secretary Knox, Secretary Ballinger, Sec
retary Nagel, Judge George Gray, Mr.
Henry TV. Taft, brother of the President:
Mr. Delancy NIcoll, Mr. E. M. Shepard,
Mr. F. B. Kellogg. Mr. William Horn
blower, Mr. J. C. McReynolds. and Mr.
Lindabury, of New Jersey.
Hon. and Mrs. John G. Capers enter
tained at dinner Informally last evening
at their residence, 1707 Q street, in honor
of Representative and Mrs. Philip P.
Campbell, of Kansas.
Representative and Mrs Nicholas
Longworth entertained at dinner last
evening In honor of Miss Taft and the
house party of young people staying at
the White House, including Miss Louise
Taft. Miss Harriet Anderson. Miss Am-
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ory, of Boston; Mr. Ewen. of Chicago;
Mr. French and Mr. Philbln, of New
York. Mrs. Longworth's house guests In
clude her sister. Miss Ethel Roosevelt,
and her brother. Mr. Kermit Roosevelt.
Mrs. Burrows, wife of Senator Burrows,
entertained at luncheon'yesterday. Her
guests were Mrs. Hale, wife of Senator
Hale, of Maine; Mrs. Elkins, wife of
Senator Elkins; Mrs. Young, wife of Rep
resentative Young, of Michigan; Mrs.
Beekman Winthrop, wife of the Assistant
Secretary of the Navy: Mrs. Holiyday,
wife of Rear Admiral Holiyday; Mrs. T.
De Witt Talmage; Mrs T. Ik Macdonald,
Mrs. William Corcoran HID, Mrs. Moran,
Mrs. Harper, Mrs. Fleming, and Miss
Col. Thomas W. Symons, U. S. A and
Mrs. Symons entertained at dinner last '
evening In honor of the Vice President and
Mrs. Sherman. There were fourteen guests,
including Rev. Edward D. Tibbets, head
of the Hoosac School, at Hoosac, N. Y..
who Is their house guest. Mr. Louis
Ralston, of Philadelphia, a "student at
Princeton, is also the guest of his uncle
and aunt. Col. and Mrs. Symons.
Mrs. Lurton, wife of Mr. Justice Lur
ton. was the guest in whose honor Miss
Mary R. Wilcox entertained at a large
buffet luncheon yesterday at her home
in Corcoran street. Mrs. Robert L. Tay
lor, wife of Senator Taylor; Mrs. Sam
uel Gonnaday, and Mrs. Morgan Brown
presided at the tea tables. Others as
sisting were Miss Agnes Edwards, of San
Antonio, Tex., and Miss Lulu Patterson.
The Chevy Chase Club was the scene
of much gayety last evening when the
New Year's ball, an annual event at the
club, was given, and took the form of
a cotillion. Maj. Horton led. A num
ber of dinner parties at the club pre
ceded the dancing. The committee of
arrangements was composed of Mr. Je
rome Bonaparte, Capt. E. W. Saden,
Lieut Commander Leigh C. Palmer, Mr.
Frederick W. Faust. Lieut. Byron A.
Long, U. S N.: Capt. Mason L. Gullck,
U. S N.; Mr. William T. Bingham, sec
retary, and Maj. Horton. chairman.
The clubhouse was beautifully deco
rated with Christmas colors, and an old
ship bell was sung in the center of the
ballroom. The majority of the sixty cou
ples dancing dined at the club in parties,
"Dutch treat" fashion, and the cotillion
began !mmediatel afterward Mr. Her
bert Wadsworth received the guests. At
midnight the ship's bell began the stroke
of "eight bells," and the lights went out.
It was an impressive few moments, and
at the conclusion of the eight bells, the
lights went up again, and the band
played "Auld Lang Syne," the refrain
being taken up and sung as a chorus.
Supper was served afterward, and then
"Home, Sweet Home" was sung.
Tho favors for the cotillion were a
little out of the ordinary, savoring both
of the holiday season and of the Hunt
Club. They consisted of trinkets of
horseshoes, horseshoe pin - cushions,
sashes of different colors, grotesque and
comic headdresses, and wands, for the
men, and bunches of polnsettia, tiny
potted plants, baskets of flowers, serpen
tines, spangled rosettes, and noisy Christ
mas toys, which were used lustily. Six
ty men and sixty women composed the
rh"', F v'(S t?, m'
h. Bristol. L. S. N. . Col. Burr. Mr.
Clayton, Capt. CraiKie, Capt. Cal-
lan Capt. Carpenter. Maj. Cheatham.
Mr" J Crawford. Lieut C. E.
Cowlnc5'. Mr- William Bowie Clarke,
Edward Clark. Lieut. Conger Pratt.
Mr. Robert Roosevelt Lieut Rowland.
SlnEtn' tpt-J- ' iTaCy' .Mr' iS ":
I'anon, Jir. j. i. lison. air. v.iarK
Wasrgaman, Mr. W. B. Wood, Mr. H.
L Williams. Mr. Joseph Letter. Maj. T.
H. Low, Mr. William Marrow, Baron
Hardenbroek, Lieut. S. M. Major, Capt.
New bill, Mr. H. B Parker, Lieut E. R.
Pollock, Mr. Calhoun. Lieut. Commander
Crank, Capt J. R. Lindsay, Lieut E. S
Jackson, Maj. Dclanev, Dr. Gowell, Mr
G. T. Dunlop, Mr. William T. Davis. Mr.
C. M Donn, Dr. Grayson, Mr. Harlow,
and Mr. Chauncey Hackctt
Miss Katherine Ajer, Miss Burr, Miss
Jennings, Miss Townsend, Miss Gertrude
Williams, Miss Dorothy Williams, Mrs.
Wadsworth, Mrs. Somcrlln, Miss Ree
slde, Mrs. Waggaman, Miss Clark, Miss
Cromwell, Miss Conrad, Miss Neff, Miss
Sullivan, Mrs. Meln, Mrs. Talcott. Miss
Helen Downing, Miss Downing, Mrs.
Gherardl. Miss Oliver. Miss Johnson,
Miss Finley, Miss Weeks, Mrs. Carpen
ter. Mrs Harlow, Mrs. Johnson, Miss
Easterday. Mrs. Tracy, Miss Aleshire. and
Mrs Arthur Lee entertained at a
Christmas, party for her older children.
Miss Ellen Bruce Lee and Master Henry
Davis Lee. yesterday afternoon in her
Massachusetts avenue home. Miss Anna
Vernon Dorsey gave a programme of her
inimitable plantation songs and negro im
personations, and a charming supper was
served in the dining-room.
There were about forty little ones,
children of Mr. John T. Davis, Mrs.
Lee's brother; Mr. Montgomery Blair,
Senator Culberson, Mr. Ten Eyck Wen
dell, Viscount de Sibour, Mr. William Gor
don Crawford, Mr. James McCallum, Mr.
George X. McLanahan, Mr. Chapman
Smith, of Philadelphia: Mr. Clarence
Moore, and Mr. Le Roy Tuttle. The
souvenirs were both beautiful and in
good taste, and there were toys enough
to make noises to entirely satisfy the
juveniles. There were chanticleer horns
a-plenty. Miss Ellen Bruce Lee presided
with her brother, Henry Davis Lee, at
the large circular table in the dining
room, which was as nearly like the tables
of the grown-ups as It was possible to
make it' The decorations were all In red.
The little hosts' cousins, Henry Davis and
Miss Bessie Wolf and Miss Mary Woir.
presided at the others.
One of the prettiest of the debutante
teas was given yesterday afternoon by
Mrs. Beale R. Howard to introduce her
daushter. Miss Edythe Howard, to so
ciety. The house, 11 Sixteenth street
was handsomely decorated and festooned
with red blossoms and smilax, and
masses of flowers send the bud by
friends and admirers. Mrs. Howard had
assisting her Mrs. Claude A. Swanson.
wife of the Senator from Virginia, and
former governor; Mrs. John Paul Jones,
Mrs. D. Buchanan Merryroan, of Balti
more; Mrs. F. A. Holton, and Miss May
Adams, and the young girls assisting
were Miss Louise Bayne, Miss Gertrude
Gordon. Miss y Hssabeth Collins, Miss
Mildred Bacon. Tilss Elizabeth Noyes,
and Miss Dorothy Deeble. all buds of
this year: Miss Ruth Pilling and Miss
Leonora Finley. buds of last season, and
Miss Katheri&e Gwynn, cousin of Miss
Howard; "wfco makes her home with her.
A string oreaestra" played daring the
afternoon, and the coaaaany was a lakes
and-distinctive.', one. of rareeataUve old
reaMsats' of the' DJstrlstand Maryland.
Krs. ';Howard woreavgawn of Hag's
bios satin .and .Miss Howard was charm-
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MBS HELEN CANNON, -
Daughter of Speaker of Hoase, who usually holds one of the noil bril
liant receptions of the Sew Year celebrations, bnt Mho has been
obliged to cancel her engagements.
trimmings. She carried an old-fashioned
bouquet of pink roses and lilies of the
valley. About 350 guests were asked.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Slater entertained
at an interesting affair yesterday after
noon, when their Infant granddaughter,
daughter of the attache of the Russian
Embassy and Mme. Boris de Struve, was
christened. The ceremonies were per
formed according to the rites of the
Orthodox Russian Church, which include
Immersing the infant three times. They
took place In the presence of the fami
lies. Mr. de Struve's colleagues, a few
intimate friends, and representatives of
the diplomatic corps.
Commissioner and Mrs. Cuno H. Ru
dolph will give a reception and dance for
joung people on Tuesday evening, Janu
ary 17. at Rauscher's. Mis Helen Taft
? f Ihedlplomatie dinner at the
. White House that evening.
I Wednesday evening, Febr
I ntor Du Pont will entertain
i in compliment to Miss Taft.
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Wednesday evening, February 8. Sen-
Mr. Newton T. Hammer gave a dance
at the Washington Canoe Club last Tues
day in honor of Miss Jama Duncan and
Mls Dora Smith, of Knoxvllle. Tenn.
During intermission refreshments were
served and a flashlight picture taken.
Among those present were Miss Duncan,
Miss Smith. Mr. and Miss Fowler, Miss
Reeves, Miss O'Connel, Mr. and Mrs.
Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. Collins, Mr. and
Miss Sumny, Mr. and Miss Hammer, Miss
Lackland, Miss Hubbard. Miss Silsbv,
Miss Mearston, and Messrs. Eberbach,
Camp, Schmltt, Perry. Heidenrich, and
Reichenbach. The party was chaperoned
by Mrs. J. N. Hammer, Mrs. Charles Dun
can, and Mrs. Henry Gilbert
The regimental ball of the high school
cadets at the Arlington Hotel last even
ing was a brilliant affair. The chaperons
were Miss Mary Frances Forbes and Miss
The ladies of the Excelsior Literary
Club will receive to-morrow from 7 to
10 p. m.. at the home of Mrs. Fannie M.
Page. 51 D street northeast They will
be assisted by Mrs. J. L. McCreery. Miss
Flora McCreery, Mrs. A. B. Sperry, Miss
Jessie A. Heatham, of Pittsburg, Pa.,
and Mr. Addle W. Foster.
The (Good Templars of the District will
receive at the home of Rev. and Mrs.
Edwin C Dinwiddic. 1802 Lamont street
northwest from 3 to 9 o'clock. Among
tho 3 who will assist are Miss Louise
Allen, Mrs. Bertie Belt, Miss Ellen C.
Church, Miss Laura R. Church, Mr. and
Mrs. I. L. Corby, Mrs. N. M. Delllnger,
Mrs. V. R. Freeman, Mrs. Mary O. Har
rover. Miss Etta Harrover, Miss Louise
Harrover, Mrs. G. W. Jenkins, Mrs. Effle
G. Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Shoe
maker, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse C. Suter, Mr.
and Mrs. A. B. White. Miss Katherine
Whltcomb, and Mr. S. W. Russell.
Mrs. Ellis Logan, 125J Irving street, will
be at home the second and fourth Mon
days In January and February.
Mr. and Mrs. de Benneville Randolph
Keim and Miss Keim, of Reading, Pa.,
have taken a house for the season at
1618 T street northwest They will be at
home to their friends on Fridays, Janu
ary 13 and 27, February 10 and 24. Mrs.
Kelnl is an honorary vice president of
the D. A. R. Mrs. Keim was elected a
vice president at large at the woman's
rivers and harbors congress, held in this
city last month.
The Tennessee Society of Washington
will hold its monthly .meeting at Pythian
Temple, Saturday, January 7. A number
of visiting Tennesseeans will assist with
The ladles' auxiliary to the G. P. O.
Veteran Club will receive to-morrow at
their hall, Pythian Temple, from 2 to 6
p. m. AH veterans of the civil war will
Mrs. Richard C. Newbold, of Detroit,
and Mrs. Alfred Bryan, of Brooklyn,
will be at home Informally on Tuesday
afternoon with their sister. Mrs. George
C Altemus, of 1S44 Harvard street north
west. ' i
Mrs. H. D. Shontsand her daughter.'
Miss Eva Marshall ShonU, of Beverly,
Hhls, Chicago, have, arrived .In their spe
cial car. "MargBeritaMat Forest Inn.
SummerviUe. &-Caad will remain for
some time. f
,A, number of young ladles win, rsestre
at .ih'e'McNear studio, from ,iiuri-7 ,to-
FOR NEW YEAR'S.
Katherine McNeal, Miss Elizabeth Eg
leston, Mtss Elsie Smith. Miss Edith
Sheridan. Miss Olive McNeal, Miss Mar
garet Davis, Miss Ethel Summy, Miss
Lena WlUon, Miss Margaret Foote, Miss
Helen Layman, Mrs Korn, Mrs. Van
Casteel, Mrs. Beard, Mrs. liunning. Miss.
Marie Ohle. of Baltimore, and MM Mar
garet Craven, of Philadelphia. Follow
ing the reception, the party will be en
tertained bv their escorts at dinner at
tho Cafe Republique. and will return to
the studio at 1 o'cloOck for a dance.
Those receiving to-morrow at the
Woman's Christian Temperance Union,
522 Sixth street northwest, 3 to 7, wi'l
include Mrs Emma S Shclton. presi
dent; Mrs. Jennie W. Robinson. vie
president; Mrs. Clayton E. Emig. corre
sponding secretary: Mrs. G. T. Slilnnick.
recording secretary: Mrs. B A. Line
back, assistant recording secretary; Mrs
Charles P. Grandfield. treasurer, and
members of the local unions.
An Important social event of the week
was, the large gathering in aid of the
Indian at the house of Mr. and Mrs.
T. H. Alexander. 1711 Q street. Friday
afternoon. The hostess was assisted at
the table during the social hour by sev
eral young ladles, among whom were
Miss Craighead, Miss Isabella Campbell,
Miss Maj belle Ravmond, and Miss Re
becca J. Chany. Following the social
hour was a prayer by Rev. Frank J. Good
win, of Mount Pleasant Congregational
Church; a song by Miss Marguerite D--pue,
and an address by Mr. F. H. Ab
bott, assistant secretary of the Indian
Bureau, who spoke of the great educa
tional and agricultural progress of thej
Indian. An ottering was taken for the
Dr. Paris Brengle and Mrs. Brcngle en
tertained a company at cards on Friday
evening, followed by a supper at mid
night Among the guests were Mr. and
Mrs. William J. Eynon. Dr. and Mrs.
Holland, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blythe. of
Evanston, Wyo ; Mr. and Mrs. Carter
Manning, and Dr. and Mrs. Copeland.
The promoters of tho Children of Mary's
Sodality of St. Patrick's Church had a
delightful reunion on Thursday evening
at the home of Lucille Gaskins. A pleas
ing coincidence noted was the fact that
the promoters were gowned in either blue
or white, the colors of "Our Lady." Music
and games were enjoyed, especially "Con
sequences." which created roars of laugh
ter. Refreshments were served from a
beautifully decorated table In the dining
room, presided over by Rev. Father Mc
Gulgan. After the repast Christmas
hymns were sung and recitations given by
Miss Mary McKenny and others. Father
McGuIgan closed the evening with a
touching address, urging the young
women to be faithful promoters of the
sodality and to imitate the virtues of the
Virgin Mary during the coming year.
Each young lady was a happy recipient
of a handsome prayer book, presented by
their director. Father James Smyth.
Those present were Rev. William T. Rus
sell, Rev. Father Thomas E. McGuIgan.
Rev. Father James A. Smyth, Misses
Pauline Iseman, Mary McKenny, Mary
Everett Marjory Durham, Ella Corcoran,
May Jaques, Beatrice Deeds, Helen Thor-
nette, Margaret Weaver, Geraldlne Bar
tholomew, and the Misses Gaskins.
Mrs. George Thomas Smallwood, late
regent of the District of Columbia D.
A. R., will be at home to all resident
and visiting Daughters on Saturday even-
Ing, January .7, from 8 to 10 o'clock. Mrs.
Smallwocd will be assisted by the mem
bers of Constitution Chapter, to which
she belongs. .The occasion is St Dis
taff's day, and the evening will be plan
ned to commemorate the old-time patron
of domestic Industry, as well as a social
and patriotic meeting of the District
Daughters and their friends.
An interesting event of the week will
be the January dance to be given by
the Washlngtonlans In National Rifles
Armory next Thursday evening. Cards
have been- issued. V
The field officers of the Washington
High School Cadets' Regiment gave a
regimental balL at the Arlington last
evening. Tho officers are Col. Walter C.
Rathbone. Lieut Col. Lenox R. Lohr,
Maj. E. J. Caaselman. Ma. Paul S. Arm
strong, ind YfaJ. J. F. "Moore.
Mrs, Frank' B. Noyes gaVe a dance last
svenlag'for her schoolgirl daughter Ethel
at' Rauscher'a 'The ballroom was deco
rated with red Msea and palms, aad:the
guests, lasludedfthe' TUiUswrwAsokjirU
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THE PRESaDENTSlNEW YEAR'S -RECEPTION
The President will receive at
11:00 a, m. The Vice President, the members of the Cabinet, and the
i diplomatic corps.
11:20 a. m. The Chief Justice of the United States and the associate jus
tices of the Supreme Court of the United States; the judges of
the Court of Commerce, the judges of the Courtof Customs Ap
peals, the Judges of the Court of Appeals of "the District of
Columbia, the Judges of! the United States Court of Claims, the
judges of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, former
members of the Cabinet, ambassadors, and ministers of the
11:30 a. m. Senators, Representatives, and Delegates in Congress. .
11:45 a. m. Officers of the army, officers of the navy, officers of the Ma
rine Corps, commanding general and general staff of the militia
of the District of .Columbia.
12:15 p. m. The Solicitor General, Assistant Attorneys General, Assistant
Secretaries of departments. Assistant Postmasters General, the
regents and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the Civil
Service Commission, the nterstate Commerce Commission, the
tariff board, the railroad securities commission, the Isthmian
Canal Commission, the Commissioners of the District of Colum
bia, the Treasurer of the United States, the Librarian of Con
gress, the Public Printer, the heads of bureaus In the several
departments, the president of the Columbian Institution for the
Deaf and Dumb.
12:30 p. m. The Society of the Cincinnati, the Aztec Club of 1847, the
Associated Veterans of the War of 1846-47, the Military Order
of the Loyal Legion of the United States, the Grand Army of
the Republic, the Medal of Honor Legion, the Union Veteran
Legion, the Union Veterans" Union, the Society of the Army
of Santiago, the Spanish War Veterans, "the Army and Navy
Union, the Minute Men, the Sons of the American Revolution,
the members of the Oldest Inhabitants' Association of the Dis
trict of Columbia.
1:00 p. m. Reception of citizens.
Gentlemen to be received, whether In carriages or on foot, will enter
the White House by the north portico, and will leave by the eastern en
trance (opposite the Treasury).
Carriages will approach the White House by the northwestern gate.
and will leave by the northeastern gate, and be parked in East Executive
avenue, where they will remain until called to the east entrance, from
which all guests will depart.
CHARLES D. NORTON.
Secretary to the President.
The wedding of Miss M. T. Atkinson,
of Virginia and Washington, and Maj
George A. Armes took plice December
21, at the home of the bride's brother.
The ceremony was performed bv Rev.
David Spencer, an old college chum of
her parents, at Bucknell College, Lewis
burg, Pa. Hon. II. H. Bingham, of
Philadelphia, acted as best man. The
bride Is the eldest daughter of the late
Prof. Richard Henry Lee Atkinson, who
was one of the most prominent educators
in Pennsjlvanla and New Jersey.
Announcement Is made ot the engage
ment of Miss Ann Virginia Beard, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer M. Beard, to
First Lieut Guy Agard Mix, of the Coast
Artillery Corps, U. S. A. Miss Beard
would have been a debutante next sea
son She is a member of a distinguished
family, being a descendant of the house
of Burgess in England and of the Scar
boroughs, of Virginia She was gradu
ated from Bryn Mawr and is now a stu
dent at the Pcabody Institute. Lieut
Mix. who Is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John
B Mir, of Albany, N. Y Is now sta
tioned at Fort Monroe. The wedding
probably will be an event of the month
of June, and the joung people will re
side at Fort Monroe.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Stone Jackson have
announced the engagement of their
daughter, Clarita, to Mr. Francis P.
Daily. The marriage will be an event of
Gen. and Mrs. James B. Burbank an
nounce the engagement of their daughter,
Marlon, to Mr. Ellis Knowles, of Pensa
Miss Lillian Furr. daughter of Mr. and
Mrs.. John W. Furr, of Bloomfield, Va..
and Mr. Edgar F. Nelson, of this city,
were married In the Methodist Episcopal
South Church in Bloomfield last Wednes
day. Rev. O. E. Brown performed the
ceremony, which was attended by a num
ber of relatives and friends. The bride,
who was escorted and given in marriage
by her father, was gowned In a tailored
suit of brown broadcloth, with hat to
match. She carried Bride roses. Miss
Mabel Furr, sister of the bride, was her
maid of honor and wore pink silk. She
carried, a bouquet of pink rosebuds. Mr.
Robcrt'R. Munsey. of Washington. D. C.
was the best man. Messrs. Arthur and
Carlton Furr. William Waltman, and
Bernard Frazler were the ushers. Miss
Mary B. Nelson, sister of the bridegroom,
plaved the wedding music. After tho
ceremony the young people left for a
honevmoon trip in the North, and upon
their return will make their home in
Rear Admiral Thomas B. Howard, U.
S. N.. and Mrs. Howard have announced
the engagement of their daughter, Miss
Grace Laurens, to Lieut. Commander
James Proctor Morton, U. S. N., now in
command of the torpedo-boat destroyer
Flusser, off San Juan, Porto Rico. The
exact date for the wedding has nqt been
set. Lieut. Commander Morton was ap
pointed to tho Naval Academy from Mis
souri, and was graduated In 1S95. Miss
Howard Is a granddaughter of the late
Dr. Abram Claude, who was for many
years major of Annapolis, and a sister
of Ensign Douglass L. Howard, who was
married to Miss Bowyer, daughter of
Capt. J. M. Bowyer, superintendent of
the Naval Academy, on November 28
Lieut. John Joseph Thomas, Coast Ar
tillery Corps, stationed at Fort Adams,
R. I., and Miss Lillian Elizabeth
Koch, of Fort Monroe, were married
on December 2S at St. Mary's Star of
the Sea Catholic Church, Old Point, Va.
Miss Koch is a daughter of a prominent
German physician, now dead, and has
made her home for a number of years
with Maj. and Mrs. ..Reynolds, of Fort
Monroe. " .
On Wednesday evening a happy party
of little people were entertained by La
vinla Gaskins at her homo in Twenty
ninth street A Buster Brown necktie
party was the feature of the evening.
The first prize for pinning Buster's neck
tie In place was won by Laura Gaskins,
the booby prize going to Ruth King. The
young people completed their merriment
by dancing the Virginia Reel. Those
present were the Misses Ruth King, Mar
garet Spellman, Laura Gaskins, Julia
Kerhan. Virginia Jones, Prisciiia Barnes.'
Mary Rhodes, Mildred and Lavinla Gas
kins, Messrs. John Weaver. Joseph Spell-
man. Thomas Kernan. Theodore King.
Eugene Rhodes,' and Samuel Gaskins. '
Ambassador Bryce will arrive in Wash
ington to-night, accompanied by his re
cently appointed private secretary, Will
iam Glynne Charles Gladstone, grandson
and principal heir of William Ewart Glad
stone, and the present owner of Hawarden
Castle. He is twenty-nve years old and
a graduate of New College. Oxford. '
Mrs. Helen Hi Gardener, who has for
tho past eight weeks been in New York
Ci(x and Buffalo, giving- her autumn
courses of lectures before the Institute
of Arts aid. Sciences and the Society of
Natural (Sciences, has returnsd t Wash
ington. "It was urs. carasasr's tssrd ssa
sa,bsfsr these academlsstasMrr
turn from a six j ears' tour of the word. ( J
She intends to make her home in Wash- !
Ington and New York In the future. For 1
the winter she will be at 1S3S Lamont I
street. j '
Mr. Albert Halstead. consul or tho '
United States at Birmingham, England,
is in vvasinngton lor the New Year holi
days. Mn and Mrs. Lee R. Conwcll, of New
York, formerly of Washington, are here
spending the holidajs with relatives and
Mrs. Day. wife of Col. Selden Allen
Day, retired, has returned to their new
home. 1S3S Lamont btreet from a two
months' visit to New York.
Miss Esther Slater, of Boston, daugh
ter of Mrs. Horatio Slater, who spends
many winters in Washington, Is the
house guest of Mrs. John R. McLean,
and came down In time for the dance at
the White House.
Miss Cook and Miss Frances Cook, of
Baltimore, are the guests tof their rela
tives. Assistant Secretary of State and
Mrs. Huntington Wilson. They came
over for the tea which Mrs. Wilson gave
for the Yale bojs, and for the dance at
the White House, which they attended
with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and the As
sistant Secretary of Commerce and La
bor, Mr. Benjamin D. Cable, and the
Treasurer of the United States, Mr. Lee
Miss Christine Marburg, Mr. Philip
Hill, and Mr. John Semmes, all of Balti
more, who came over for the dance at
the White House, have returned to their
Mrs. Gilbert Wilkes, sister of Repre
sentative Dcnby, of Detroit, had for her
Christmas guests another brother. Mr.
Garvin Denby, of Syracuse, and his wife.
She gave a tea for them on Monday aft
ernoon. Mrs. Wilkes cousin, the widow
of Capt McQuiston. U. S. A., and her
voung daughter, a student at Smith Col
lege, were also with her the past week,
and returned to Smith yesterday, after
a pleasant reunion with many old army
friends and acquaintances, of which
Washington is always so full.
Representative Denby spent his Christ
mas in Detroit, and will return in time
for tne reconvening of Congress. His
marriage to Miss Thurber, of Detroit,
will take place after the close of the
present session, some time in March.
The Misses Helma Cheesman, Helen G.
Galbralth. Ella Hill, Rebecca G. Len
non, Lela Eliason. Marian Eliason, Har
riett McCray, Isabel Prlmm. Helen
Wann, Helen Molester, and Mrs. Sue
Jennings will be at home to-morrow from
4 to 7 o'clock, at 1021 Newton street
The pastor of Foundry M. E. Church,
Rev. Dr. Wedderspoon, and his family
will hold a New Year's reception to
morrow at the parsonage, 1741 P street,
from 2.30 to 5, and from S to 10 o'clock.
Sir John and Lady Harrington, of Eng
land, will arrive to-morrow to spend a
portion of the winter with the latter's
mother, Mrs. James McMillan, in her
Washington home. Lady Harrington was
formerly Miss Amy McMillan, who has
scores of friends in Washington.
Interesting arrivals during the past
week in Washington were Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Todd Lincoln, who have taken
the house at 1300 Seventeenth street for
the remainder of the season. Their son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles G. Isham, of New York, have also
arrived and are at the New Wlllard for
a time. Mrs. Isham was formerly Miss
Mary Lincoln, and was well known In
society here during her girlhood. Mr.
Lincoln, it will be remembered, was at
one time Secretary of War. and during
the Harrison administration was United
States Minister to England. Mrs. Lin
coln is- a cousin of Mrs. Russell Harrison,
who also has a house in Washington, and
who visited the LIncoIns In London dur
ing the Harrison administration, accom
panied by her sister-in-law, Mrs. McKee,
daughter of President Benjamin Harri
son. i V,
Mrs. Gerard VanMourick and her sister.
Miss Norton, of Mexico City, arrived, in
Washington yesterday, and are the guests
of Mrs. Rudolph, wife of Commissioner
Miss Margaret BIssell. of Buffalo, "N.
i., ia me nccn-cnu sueat. ,oi jarp ana
Mrs. James Marion Johnstone. S!.e at
tended the' White House dance.
Prof. G. H. Shepard. of Syracuse "Uni
versity, and Mrs. Shepard are the guests
for a few days of Chief " Constructor
Richard W. Watt, U. S. N., and Mrs.
Watt, In this city.
. Lieut Commander Roscoe C Bulmtr,
U. S. N., in command of the Sylph, has
gone to Fort Monroe, Va., where the
Sylph has been ordered for a short time.
Mrs. Buimer accompanied him'.
Capt. Henry C. Jewett, Engineer Corps,
V: 8. A.. andcMnr, Jewett, Of West Point.
N..Y.. are spending ttbe holidays as the
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guests of the latter's mother, Mrs. Frank
Hume, at her home in Massachusetts
The Capital Yacht Club will keep open
house to-morrow from 1 to 5 o'clock.
Maj. Charles B. Long. U. S. M. C, has
assumed command of the Marine Bar
racks at Portsntouth. N. H. He was for
merly on duty in this city.
Maj. R. B. Stevens, U. S. A retired,
who has been living in this city, has
gone to Asbury Park. N. J., where ho
Is a guest at the Hotel Marlborough.
Civil Engineer Franklin C. Prlndle, IT.
S. N and Mrs. Prindle have gone to
Tarpon Springs, Fia., for their health.
Surg. Isaac W. Kite, U. S. N.. retired,
and Mrs. Kite and Miss Anita Kite, who
are occupying apartments at the West
minister for the season, have gone to
Pensacola, Fla.. to spend the month of
Senator F. B. Brandegee, of Connecti
cut is spending the holidays with his
sister. Mrs. Zallnski, and Col. Zailnski.
of the Quartermaster's Department, U.
S. A., who are guests at the Waldorf
Astoria. Cadet Charles Janvrin Brown, sergeant
major of the corps at West Point and
one of the Army's star football players.
Is visiting his mother, in Clifton street,
for the holidays.
Rev. and Mrs. Oliver C. Browne, for
merly Miss Lydia R. Hughes, arc visit
ing Mrs. Browne's mother, Mrs. M. R.
Hughes, for a few days. They will bo
at home informally to-morrow.
Mr. Justice Van Devanter and Mrs.
Van Devanter are the guests of Justice
and Mrs. Van Orsdel. at 2500 Qntario
road, until they are settled In their resi
dence, 1923 Sixteenth street
Miss Bouldin and Miss Flournoy will b-r
at home as usual after 4 o'clock Janu
Mr. Theodore W. Noyes has returned to
the city from a trip through South
America 1 the Panama Canal, the west
coast, the trans-Andean Railroad, and
the east coast.
Miss Elizabeth Owens, of Baltimore,
and Mr. J. Ford Fell, of New York, are
the guests of Mrs. H. G. Isel, 907 O street
Dr. Josie Helen Dobson, a member of
the faculty of the University of Wiscon
sin, at Madison, Is spending the holidays
with her parents. Dr. H. A. Dobson and
Mrs. J. M. Dobson. Dr. Dobson was for
merly a teacher in Central High School,
and Is a native of the city. She holds
the position of medical examiner of tho
women's department and has 1,000 girls
under her charge.
Miss Macon, daughter of Representa
tive Macon, ot Arkansas, has been se
lected as sponsor for the battle ship
Arkansas, which will be launched at the
jard of the New York Shipbuilding Com
pany at Camden, N. J., on January 14.
Lieut Roy D. Lowell, of theUnU5i
States Marine Corps, is the guest of his
parents. Chaplain and Mrs. D. R. Lowell,
at their home in Garfield street He will
leave Thursday for San Francisco, whence
he will sail for the Philippines.
Mrs. II. F. Griffin, jr.. and Miss Mary
Anne Slappey, of JefTersonvllle, Ga., aro
spending the Christmas holidays with the
former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Y.
Griffin, at 31C9' Wisconsin avenue.
Mrs. Van Orsdel, wife of Justice Van
Orsdel. will not be at home to-morrow.
M1S3 Janle Russell, of Louisville. Ky
is visiting her aunt. Mrs. J. T. Orchard,
1434 Meridian place.
DANCE AT AJNAPOLIS.
New Year's Eve Ho Glvea by Naval
, Annapolis. Md., Dec 3L Tho New
Year's Eve hopjgiven by officers in tho
gymnasium at "tbs- Naval Academy to
night was a fitting observance of tho
passing of the' old and the advent of the
new year. The ceremony of ringing out
the old and ringing in the new year
was 'performed hjr, Mrs. Bowyer, wife of
Capt John M. Bowyer, superintendent of
the academy who tapped eight bells
upon a small bell suspended from the
gliders: At- the same time a musician
sounded taps. All hands ceased danc-.
Ing duringvthe proceedings.
There were several hundred deacon.
The. guests were received by Mrs. Cooats.
wife of Caramander .Robert E. Cooata
commandant of midshipmen, and Cosa
mander Lotus M. Nulton.
'.Carriages far New TeaVa Saelal v
functions can bef.had. at. Dewaes'a.
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