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THE WASfflffftTON TIMES, SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 1911.
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.SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 1911.
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ing the month of December was as follows:
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was 1,0S6,376, all copies left over and returned
being eliminated. This number, when divided
by 27, the number of days of publication,
chows the net daily average for December
to ha' e "been 40,236.
The number of complete and perfect copies
of The Washington Times printed Sundays
during the month of December was as
December 4 40,365
i J December 18...
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Whether or not Congress goes ''the
length of increasing the pay of its
employes in the classified civil service
and of providing them with some sort
qf annuity when they become super
annuated, it cannot much longer fail
to recognize the necessity of legisla
tion making provision for their re
tirement when disabled in the Govern
A striking illustration of the need
of such legislation is offered by a case
in the Treasury Department. A
woman employe of the Treasury has
recently been poisoned by handling to
bacco revenue stamps. Her fingers
took up the poison from tinfoil and
her eyes became so badly infected that
she is now nearly blind.
Upon investigation her superior of
ficers discovered tliat all they could do
for her was to give her thirty days'
sick leave on pay. After that she
would have to be dropped from the
payroll. They are trying to find a
loophole in the law by which she can
be retained, but there is slight chance
that they can succeed.
Every year there are numerous
cases of similar character. If the
employe, in the discharge of his duties
for the Government, contracts disease
or meets with accident, he gets thirty
days sick leave, and, if he lias not
already taken it, thirty days annual
leave, and is then discharged. His re
ward for faithful service cannot be
more than sixty days pay and dis
For a private corporation that dis
played such a noble appreciation of the
services of its employes we would have
nothing but supreme contempt. In
justi what respect is the Government
different from a private employer!
Xo fair-minded person can object to
the ruling of the Comptroller of the
Treasury on the practice of Washing
ton public school teachers in "farm
ing out" their work to substitutes at
salaries' less than those provided for
the positions. The surprising feature
of the case, in fact, is the discovery
that the Board of Education has per
mitted the practice.
The two incidents that brought the
substitute question to the attention
of the Comptroller reveal with par
ticular force the injustice and unde
sirableness of the system which has
One regular teacher, drawing $2,200
a year, 'was ill and employed, a sub
stitute to do her work at $1,000 a
year. The regular teacher was to
receive $1,200 for which she was to do
Another regular teacher, drawing
$950 a year, was ill and -employed a
substitute at $650. Tho regular
teacher was to receive $b00, for which
she was to give no service whatever.
Everyone will sympathize with the
jmblic school teacher who has to give
up her work because of illness.
Teachers are poorly paid at best, and
when they arc ill they undoubtedly
need money badly, but to permit a
teacher to sublet her position at less
salary than she receives and to pocket
the difference is nevertheless inde
' It is true that the Board of Educa
tion enjoys something of an advant
age if the regular teacher supplies
the substitute. The responsibility for
the presence of a teacher in the school
room on every school day is thu& put
largely upon the regular teacher. The
Board, however, cannot be successfully
defended on this ground. Its ad
vantage does not compensate for the
damage that must be certain to arise
from the "farming out" system, which
is a violation of sound, economic
If the District pays $2,200 to a
teacher in one year, it is entitled to
$2,200 worth of service, not $1,000
worth of service. If a teacher at $l,0uu
is employed, the other $1,200 should
be saved by the District or used to
pay another teacher. The regular
teacher, no matter now deserving, how
faithful, or how efficient, is not en
titled to a cent of it.
PINCHOT ON THE CUNNING
HAM COAL CLAIMS.
The Cunningham claims arc the
heart of tho richest coal field in
Alaska. Control of them means con
trol of that field. In a large way, it
will be the cornerstone on which to
establish control of the best Alaskan
Believing, from information which
had come to him from various sources,
official and unofficial, that the Cun
ningham claims were being railroaded
into the possession of the Guggenheim
Alaska Syndicate, Giflord Pinchot
started a fight against the Interior
Department's management. He and
his subordinates made some remark
able charges, and Mr. Pinchot was dis
missed from the Government service,
on the, general ground that he had
been guilty of displaying "undue
It is difficult to believe that any
measure of zeal could be "undue" rf it
were directed lo such a purpose, and
reasonably justified by the facts at
hand. The question is, then, whether
Mr. Pinchot and his associates in this
fight were the victims of vain imagin
ings, or whether there really was a
conspiracy to get these immensely
valuable properties away from the
Government by illegal methods.
To this question, Mr. Pinchot, in the
brief which he has today laid before
President Taft, gives the most com
plete, convincing, and sweeping answer
that has ever been made. He presents
a history of these claims and of tho
operations of the claimants. Logical
and chronological, it makes the whole
proposition so simple and plain that,
whatever defense mere technicality
may interpose, common sense cannot
but be convinced.
The law which the Cunningham
claimants seem to have tried to vio
late may be a senseless law; but it is
the law and the array of facts which
Mr. Pinchot adduces makes it as clear
as day that the Cunningham people
did intend, in violation of the law, to
secure ythose claims in a common in
terest, to hold and consolidate them
in that interest, and to make the most
out of them. The rights of tho claim
ants were optioned, en bloc, to the
Alaska Syndicate., The -whole trans
action was financed and managed in
common. Every move showed that the
thirty-three claimants considered
themselves as owners, not of particu
lar claims, but of undivided one-thirty-
third interests in the entire group.
This is a violation of the intent of the
It is difficult to believe that any
final right to patents has yet vested
in thesaclaimants, or that the Gov
ernment can be compelled, on the
record that has' been made, to give
them the lands. Certainly it ought
not to do so until every resource 01
law and department routine is ex
hausted in the effort to prevent issu
ance of the patents.
AMERICAN .SUPREMACY IN
THE OPERATIC WORLD.
Some truly epoch-making enterprise
has been shown by the operatic man
agers this season on our side of the
Atlantic. Tftus New York, Chicago,
and Boston will all have heard 'The
Girl of the Golden West," by,the fore-
most Italian composer, Puccini before , sIster with-whom she hadmade herj
jt is-hca-rd anywhere in Europe, alSTpoVE8' 3he' VH
though Italy, chagrined as it is, may
find a little consolation in tho fact that
tunes snatched from the musical set
ting of Belasco's best play are being
piped in the streets of Rome and .Milan,
But what is that crumb of comfort
compared with theso early American
performances! Is it on this- account
that Maseagni is troubled over his new
opera, "Ysobcl," which also has been
scheduled for an American premiere!
No doubt there is considerable anx
iety abroad over this sudden rush of
the famous composers to the Ameri
can capital of the operatic world. But
this transit is inevitable. For years
past tho finest operatic productions
have been given in the United States,
barring, possibly, the Wagnerian per
formances at Bnyrcuth. There is no
company abroad that compares with
the companies established in Now
York or Chicago or Boston.
Carolina White was given the princi
pal part in the Chicago production of
"The Girl of the Golden West" That
was another handsome recognition o.
American progress in music. And still
another prima donna, the far-famed
Miss Farrar, captured the blue ribbon
at the world's premiere of Humpcr
dinCk's "Koenigskinder" in New York
the other night.
This production, too, was a striking
example of American supremacy in tho
operatic world, for "Koenigskinder,"
which was bid for by the German Em
peror himself, takes rank as the finest
opera written in Germany since Wag
An extraordinary season, all around;
the beginning, we hope, of opera's
RAISING THE DUST.
Marylanders, and particularly Balti
moreans, may well be proud of the
success of the movement to raise a
million dollars to move Johns Hopkins
University from the heart of Balti
more to Homewood, in the less densely
populated section of the city.
A donation of $250,000 toward the
removal of the university was made,
conditional on the raising of $750,00
more by December 31, 1910. Baltimore
buckled down to the task, called upon
her own citizens and upon the people
of the State, and, before the last day
of the year arrived, produced the
That's the sort of spirit that builds
cities. That's the sort of spirit that is
developing rapidly jn Washington, and
that should ba developing much more
7 he married men ought to be thank
ful that the proposal that they war
rings on their thumbs as marks of Iden
tification Is no worse. It might be sub
gested that they wear them In the
The Street Cleaning Department, how
ever, doesli't share tho general depres
sion caused by the downpour.
New Year callers who venture out to
day are In danger of having more than
their spirits dampened.
A day like today put that swearing off
pledge under a terrible strain awfully
early In the game.
Maybe the Senate committee thinks
whitewash wouldn't be becoming to a
"blonde boss." '
It's no anomaly to note that the
death record goes up as the aeroplane
There at least can be no doubt of the
sincerity of Washington's welcome to
Fata surelydid its part to make 1910
a record 'breaker for aeronautic fatali
ties. A lot of people probably feel like get
ting on the water wagon today, anyway.
The old year can hardly be said
have gone out like a lamb.
Widow of Army 'Officer to
Be Buried To
Funeral services for Augusta R,ln
als, widow of Capt. HenryxE. Ralnals,
U. S. A., who died ysterday In her
apartments at the Portner, will be
held from John R. Wright's chapel,
1337 Tenth street northwest, tomor
row afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mrs. Ralnals was born In Holsteln,
Germany, and came to this country
when she was about sixteen years of
age. Her marriage to Capt. Henry E.
Ralnals took place some years after
she had come here to live. For more
than forty years Mrs. Ralnals had
been employed as "translator In the
Patent Office having been thoroughly-
proficient ln German. Danish, French,
and English. About eight months ago
Mrs. Ralnals resigned from the Gov
ernment service on account of 111
No relatives survive Mrs. .Ralnals
in this country. On the dea'th.f her'
Major William E. Horton Is Host at Luncheon
To Military, Naval and Civilian Gathering Today
Chevy Chase Club to Be
Sceneof Major Morton's
Major William E. Horton, U. 3. A.,
was .host at aylarge luncheon today at
the Chevy Chase ,Club.v The table, In
the shape of a hollow oblong, the center
filled In wlth small pine trees studded
with, varl-colored electric lights, was
beautifully .decorated' with Richmond
roses, polnsettla blossoms, holly and
The guests were General and Mrs.
Wood. U. S. A., General and Mrs. Ale
shire, U. S. A. Cblonel and Mrs". Burr,
U. S. A., Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wads
worth, Mr. and Mrs. Harlow, Mrs. Sum
merlin, Captain and Mrs.P. W. Sladen.
TJ. S. A., Lieutenant and Mrs. U. S.
Grant, 3d, U. S. A.. Mrs. Brlggs, Miss
Katherlne Ayer, Miss Alma Ruggles,
Miss Josephine Conrad, Miss Dorothy
WIUlamB, Miss Cromwell, MIsa Talbot,
Miss Dorothy Gardner Williams. Miss
Nagel, Miss Jennings, Miss Clover,
Miss Vandergrlft. Miss Brltton. Miss
Maud Conrad, Miss Marion Oliver. Miss
Hinckley. Miss Hunt, Miss Krogstad,
Miss Mary Southerland. Miss Gertrude
vviuiams. Miss Marthena Harrison,
Miss Aleahlre, Miss Weeks, Miss South
erland, Miss Mlnnlo Conrad. Miss Ham
mond, Miss May Hammond, Misa Mary
Hoyle, Major Squler, Captain Williams,
unptain ijraigie, air. spencer, Baron
Hardenbrock. Charles WIlBon, Lieut.
Byron A. Long. U. S. N.; Lieuten
ant Commander Crank, U. 8. N.: Dr. C.
T. Grayson, U. S. N.: Chauncey Hackctt,
Franklin. Ellis. Capt- B. A. Cheney. U.
S. A.; John W. Davldge, William Mar
row, CoL J. A-Moss, U. S. .; Lleuter
ant Commander Butler, U. S. N.; Wil
liam Bowie Clark, Capt. G. L. John
son, r. P. A.. Mr. Bristol, Captain
Dnvls, TJ. S. N.; Basil Miles. Frederick
Faust. George Totten, Capt. W. D. New
bill, TJ. S. A.; Lieutenant Pratt. U. S.
N.: Major De I.aney. U. S. A.: Captain
Gullck, TJ. S. M. C; Capt. R. E. Callan,
U. 8. A.; Captain Lindsey, U. S. A.
The Military Attache of the French
Embassy and Countess de Chambrvn
entertained a small luncheon party to
day In compliment to Mr. and Mrs.
Charles P. Taft, of Cincinnati, who are
the guests of the President and Mrs.
Taft at the White House.
Tho British Ambassador and Mrs.
James Bryce, who have been for several
months In South America and England,
are due to arrive In New York today,
and will come directly to Washington
to attend the New Year reception at tho
White House tomorrow.
At Chevy Chase Club.
A dinner cotillon was held at Chevy
Chase Club last night, with sixty cou
ples dancing. A number of dinner par
ties were held at the club prior to the
cotillon. Guests were received by Mrs.
Herbert Wadsworth and the cotillon
was led by Major W. E. Horton, U. S.
A. The club was tastefully decorated
with greens and Christmas trimmings.
with here and there an American flag
prettily draped. Music was furnished
by a section of the Marine Band. Five
complete sets of favors were used, in
cluding sashes, fancy hats, pin cushion!,
serpentine, polnsettas, wands, .pinks,
rosettes, and toys. At midnight a shlp'B
bell tolled the hour or 12, and the horns,
bells, etc., which had been distributed
among the dancers were brought into
effective use. Supper was served imme
diately after midnight.
The committee In charge consisted of
Major William E. Horton. chairman;
Capt. Fred W. Sladen. U. S. A.; Jerome
Bonaparte, Lieutenant Commander L.
C. Palmer, U. S. N.: Frederick De C.
Faust, Lieut. Byron A. Long, U. S. N.:
Capt. L. Mason Gullck, U. S. M. C, and
William T. Bingham, secretary.
Mr. and Mrs. de Bruneville Randolph
Kelm and Miss Kelm. of Heading, Pa.,
have taken the house at 1618 T street for
Mrs. Kelm and Miss Kelm will be at
home to their friends Friday after 3
o'clocR January 13 and 27, and February
10 and 24.
Mrs. Kelm is honorary vice president
general for Pennsylvania of the D.
Mrs. Francois B. Moran will enter
tain at an informal musicale tea this
afternoon at her residence on Sheridan
circle. Miss Glllett Hill and MacFar
land Brockett will be the artists of the
Mrs. Van Orsdel, wife of Justice Van
Orsdel, will not be at home tomorrow
Mrs. Walter McLean, wife of Captain
McLean, TJ. S. N., will be at home to
morrow afternoon from 2 to 5 o'clock,
at her residence, 2100 O street, assisted
by her daughter, Mrs. Paul C. Patter
son. New Year Receptions
In Capital Circles.
The Chief Justice and Mrs. Edward
D. White will receive tomorrow after
noon, assisted by the wives of the
liiRtices of the Supreme Court, and
! ihn Mnnhennv. Miss Gladvs
Hinckley, Miss Nancy Neff, and Miss
Former Justice and Mrs. Henry B.
Brown will receive tomorrow after
noon from 4 to 6 o'clock, . at their
residence. 1720 Sixteenth street.
Assisting Mrs. Brown will be her
house guest. Miss AicrkiDDin, 01 De
troit, Mrs. P. M. Rixey, and Mrs. P.
The Rev. and Mrs. Edwin C. Dinwid
dle, 1802 Lamont street northwest, as
sisted by the International Order of
Good Temnlars of the District of Colum
bia .will receive' Monday from 3 to 9
The Women's Christian Temperance
Union will receive Monday afternoon
from 3 to 7 o'clock at their club house,
522 Sixth street northwest.
Receiving will be Mrs. Emma S. Shel
ton, president; Mrs. Jennie W. Robin
son, vice president; Mrs. Clayton .E.
Emlg, corresponding secretary; Mrs. G.
T. Shlnnlck, recording secretary; Mrs.
B. A. Lineback. assistant recording
secretary; Mrs. Charles P. Grandfleld,
treasurer, and the members of local
Mrs. F. M. Page will receive Monday
from 7 to 10 o'clock .assisted by Mrs. J.
L. McCreery, Miss McCreery, and their
guests, Mrs. A. B. Sperry and Miss Jes
sie A. Heathman, of Pittsburg.
The ladies of the Excelsior Literary
Club will receive Monday afternoon
'from 7 to 10 o'clock at the home of Mrs.
F. M. Page, 61 T street southeast.
Mrs. Addle W.7 Foster" will receive
January 2 from 7 to 10 o'clock with the
Excelsior Literary Olub at the home of
Mrs. F. M. Page, 51 D street .southeast.
Mr. and Mrs. Perry Belmont have
left the city to attend the Inauguration
of Governor Dlx, at Albany, N. Y.
Mme. Loudon, wife of tho minister of
the Netherlands, will entertain a few
friends. informallrrat tea this afternoon
I at E o'clock at the legation.
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MRS. JAMES BRYCE,
Wife of the British Ambassador, Who Is Expected on Her Return From
Andrew and Imogene
1910 is gone Into
sigh. "Its joys and
deaths have been recorded, and the book is closed."
"Yes," replied Andrew, "all eftept a few promissory notes and overdue
bills. Along about this time of year, when the magazlse artists are making
pictures of a spindle-shanked old gentleman walking out of one side of the
sheet, and a small boy, dressed only In a sash, with some figures on it, com
ing in the other, wcall sigh, and
fellows who had our Christmas presents charged.
"But after all, 1910 wasn't such'a bad year;xcept for we standpatters
and Republicans In general.
"In the realm of sports, a dark cloud passed across the pale fae of our
pugilistic moon. The 'white man's hope' proved hopeless, and Reno re
ceived more advertising than her divorce colony ever gave her.
"The Washington baseball fan showed the usual hopeful spirit of his
species, and It Is generally conceded that If we had a catcher, first, second,
and third baseman, a shortstop, and an outfield, each man of which was as
good as Walter Johnson, we might get Into the first division next year.
"In literature and the drama, we are getting things-down finer than
over. Henry Miller produced a play with only three characters in it, and
the author of 'Three Weeks' got out a new book under the title of 'His
"In the business world we had prosperity everywhere, because the
banks at last gave up hopes of ever having our obligations liquidated, and
have decided that about all they could hope'for was to get the interest.
"Outslde of our-own country the world is getting Along about as usual.
The Mexican government sends out messages that the revolution has
ceased to revolve, and then there slips through a report from Tobasco that
the rebejs have killed a company of loyal soldiers, who weighed an average
of 189 pounds each, and the shooting Is still good.
"There was a first-class revolution in South America every month dur
ing 1910, and the Record to date Is one gray mule killed, and one barefooted
soldier shot by the accidental explosion of a gun that has been used in
revolutions for nine years without anyone finding out it was loaded.
"Locally, Will Gude held his own.
"Mercury lights became unpopular about the close of the year, and
the art gallery at Police Court proved more popular than the exhibition
held by the Society of Washington Artists at the Corcoran.
"Ross Andrews started a few new paper stores during the year, and
Cliff Berryman and Harry Cunningham made the usual number of pic
tures of Joe Cannon.
"Teddy Roosevelt went to Africa and subdued the wild animals and
savages, but he seemed a little overtrained when he struck New York.
"Frank Sebrlng lost one hair of that thin black line on his dome of
thought, and Judge Hough looked mqre and more like one of Daven
port's trust cartoons.
"The race for the heavyweight championship of the District, between
Cliff Long and Charlie Eckstein, is still a draw at the end of the year, and
a new president is due for the Boodle Duck Club.
"The Shrine has a aew potentate and promises to have Its circus public
once thiB year. ,
"The-Unlon Station was finished fn 1910, and they will stlll'be working
on the grounds wh.en the Panama canal Is opened. k
"Several new monuments have been unveiled In our parks, most of
which should have been placed in some national cemetery.
"At least four well-known faces 'have disappeared from our midst
Seemark, the cough drop man; Star Mary, from Fifteenth and F streets,
and the old gentleman who used to say 'Pencules, Oh.'meeeei' and Dr.
"But, taking it by and large, 1910 wasn't the worst year we ever had.
She scorched the steak a few times, broke a little Republican china, and
left the snow on the walk a while in December, but if she'eomes to me for a,
recommendation I will give It I drink to her health!"
"Aren't you going to swear off again this year, Andrew?" Inquired
history, hasnt It?" said Imogene, with
sorrows, Its births, marriages, and
get a little sentimental, especially we
Official Washington Is at
Home for New Year
Calling will bo the order of the day
In Washington tomorrow and after
paying its respects to the Chief Ex
ecutive and Mrs. Taft at the White
House In tho morning-, tha'fashionablo
world will then extend its felicita
tions to the Vice President and Mrs.-
Sherman, Cabinet officers and their
wives, tlje ladles of the Judiciary, and
so on through the entire realm of of
Assisting the Vice President and
Mrs. Sherman will be Jttr. and Mrs.
Richard Sherman, Mr. and Mrs. Sher
rill Sherman, Mrs. Brewer, of Herkim.
er, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Hawk, of New
York; Miss Gertrude Miller and Misa
Florence Miller, of Utica, their house
guests, and Mrs. Culberson, wife of
Senator Culberson; Mrs,. George W.
Falrchlld, Mrs. Weeks, Mrs. Bouiell,
all wives of Representatives; Mrs.
Edson Bradley, Mrs. Schleuter, Miss
Sherrlll, Miss Weeks, and Miss Bou
tell. Mrs. MacVeagh, wife of the Secre
tary of the Treasury wilf receive to
morrow afternoon from 3 to 7 o'clock.
Receiving with Mrs. MacVeagh will
ue .airs. .&. xu r. biater, airs. C. A.
Munn. Mrs. Huntington Wilson, wife
of Assistant Secretary of State; Mrs.
Chandler Hale, wife of the Third As
sistant Seoretary of State; Mrs. C B.
Hllles, wife of the Assistant Secretary
of the Treasury; Mrs. F. A. Keep,
Mri Wirt Dexter, of Boston: Mrs.
John M. Clark, of Chicago; Mrs. Me-
dlll McCormlck, of Chicago; Mrs.
, Preston Gibson, Mrs. Jencks and Misa
.lencKB. ana miss iiizaoetn Hopkins,
of Baltimore; Miss Gwynne, Miss
Munn. Miss Jennings, Miss Rugglcs,
and Miss Yvonne Townsend.
The Secretary of State and Mrs. Knox
will entertain at breakfast for tho Di
plomatic Corps, following the White
House reception, having as their guests
the heads of all the missions to Wash
ington, the counselors and tho military
and naval attaches.
Assisting them in receiving their
guesta will be the Assistant Secretary of
State and Mrs. Huntington Wilson, tho
Second Assistant Secretary A. D. Adee.
Mrs. David Graham Adee and Miss
Adee, and the Third Assistant Secretary
of State and Mrs. Chandler Hale, and
Mrs. Knox's niece. Miss Hester Singer
-LrAt VJS I101"? of the Attorney General.
Mrs. WIckerBham will having receiving
with hfcr Mrs. Franklin K. Lane. Mrs.
Kenyon, Mrs. C B. Howry, Mrs. Walter
K. Gherardl, Mrs. William Hunt, Miss
Laura Harlan, Mfss Hughes. Miss Mary
Hopkins, Miss Denlson, Miss Maury, and
Lady Hadfleld, and Mrs. Albert Akin.
Mrs. Meyer, wife of the Secretary of
the Navy,- will be at home during the
afternoon at her residence, on Scott
circle, and will have assisting her Mrs.
Bekmaen Wlnthrop, wife of the As
sistant Secretary; Mrs. Bates. Mrs.
Roberts. Mrs. Loud, Mrs. Hobson, Mrs.
James R. Mann, and Mrs. Mason. Sev
eral young naval officers will also as
sist. Including Lieut. Richard Waiu
wrlght, jr.. Lieut. Richard Henderson.
Ensign A. M. Hlckey. Ensign F. B. Mc
Klnney. and Ensign T. A. Thompson.
Receiving With Mrs. R.ill1ntr? -nMf,.
of the Secretary of the Interior, will be
Mrs. Humphreys, wife of Representative
Humphreys of Washington State; Mrs.
fSS5 TBurke. 1 Balita!":hS5
guest: Mrs. Oscar Lawler. Mr. "War.
shall, wife of General Marshall. TX. s.
A.; Mrs. Gleaves. wife of Captain
Gleaves. U. S N.: Mrs. BerryhllU
Assisting Mrs. Nagel and Miss Nagel.
wife and daughter of the Secretary of
Commerce and Labor, will be Mrs.
Sharpe. Mrs. Plttman, Mrs. Gordon
Cummlng, Mrs. Livingston Hunt, Mrs.
Sarpenter, wife of Captain Carpenter;
Iss Williams, Miss Ernst, Miss Shirley
Putnam. Miss Sophy Johnston, and tho
Miss Cannon, daughter of the Speak
er, had expected to receive, and Invited
a party to assist her tomorrow at her
home on Vermont avenue, but has been
obliged to cancel the engagement on ac
count of Illness, and will not be at home
Mrs. Oliver, wife of the Assistant
Secretary of War, will receive tomor
row afternoon, and will have with her
Mrs. Leonard Wood, wife of the Chief
of Staff of tho Army: the wives of
t several other army officers, and her
daughter. Miss Marion Oliver.
An Interesting event of yesterday
afternoon was the marriage of Mrs.
Sarah Feaxson Polnton and Solomon
Lansburgh, which took place at the
home of the officiating clergyman, the
Rev. Joseph Dawson, 1121 Columbia road.
Mr. Lansburg is a son of Gustavo
Lansburgh and the bride is a daughter
of the late Joseph Fearson.
The bride, who wore a handsome tail
ored suit of wistaria chiffon broadcloth
iind a hat to match, with a corsage bou
quet of violets and lilies of the valley,
was attended by Mrs. S. M. Meeks.
Charles Goldsmith was best man for Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Lansburgh are residing
at the Cavendish, Columbia road as
On Monday following New Year a
number of young ladies will receive at
the McNeal Studio from 4 until 7
o'clock. Those In Use will be Miss
Katherlne McNeal, Misa Elizabeth
Egleston, Miss Elsie Smith. MJsb Edith
Sheridan, Miss Olive McNeal, Mies Mar
garet Davis, Miss Ethel Sumtny, Miss
Lena Wilson, Miss Margaret Foote,
Miss Helen Layman. Mrs. Kern. Mrs.
Van Casteel, Mrs. Beard, Mrs. Huaaisg.
Miss Marie Ohle, of Baltimore,, and
Miss Margaret Craven, of Philadelphia.
Following the reception the party will
dine at the Cafe RepubUque, and will
return to the studio at 10 for a daoce,
Returns From Wilmington.
Baroness Preuschen, wife of the naval
attache of the Austro-Hungarian em
bassy, returned to Washington from
Wilmington, Del., where she has been a
member of the house party Senator du
Pont has been entertaining over tho
Mrs. Anderson, wife of Justice Thomas
H. Anderson, will be at home January
16, when she will have with her Mrs.
LUIey. wife of the late Governor Lllley
of Connecticut. .
Mrs. Stanton J. Peelle, wife of Chief
Justice Peelle, of the Court of Claims,
Is spending several weeks in Atlantic
The Secretary of Commerce and Labor
and Mrs. Nagel entertained a small com
pany informally at luncheon today at
the Chevy Chase Club.
Glenn Morse, a student at the Clark
son School of Technology, is spending
the holidays with his parents.
Mrs. EUls Logan, 1253 Irving street
northwest, will be at home the seennrt
and fourth Mondays in January and
The counselor or the Austro-Hungarian
embassy and Mme. Loewenthal
Linau were hosts at a small New Year
eve dinner last night, having among
their guests .the counselor of the
French embassy and Mme. Lefevre
Pontalls; Prince Koudacheff, of the
Russian embassy, and ',the naval at
tache of the Austrian embassy and
Baroness Preuschen, -,