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MISS AMPAHO RIVERO,
Daughter of the Cuban Minister and
SIIss Eleanor Gamble, of Philadelphia.
who has been the guest of her uncle
and aunt, the Secretary of "VVar and
Mrs. Stlmson, for some days, returned
to Philadelphia this morning. Mrs.
Itobert Gamble, her mother, will rc
inaln with the Secretary and Mrs. Stlm
son until after the dinner which they
Rive In honor of the President and Mrs.
TaTt on Monday.
The Missos Sedge y. who have made
their home at Stonelelgh Court for
several seasons, have moved Into the
new residence. 240C Massachustts avc'
rue, which was recently completed for
them. They have as house xuest. Miss
Barney, the debutante daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. B. M. Barncj, of Farmlngton,
Conn. The mother of Miss Barney has
a number of friend's In Washington,
and this afternoon, the Misses Sedgely
asked them and a number of the
debutantes and young people of society
in for an informal tea. Miss Barney
will be here for pome time.
Dates For At Homes
Mrs. Martin Littleton will receive In
her apartment at the New Wlllard
The Congressional ladies at the Drls
coll will receive Monday afternoon, Jan
Mrs. John II. Stevens, of Texas, will
not receive Monday, January 6. but
will be at home on January 13.
Mrs. Ansley, of Missouri, will not re
ceive Monday, but will be at home on
January 13, with the Congressional
ladles at the Driscoll.
ail. A. II. Baldwin will be at home
Informally on Tuesdays in January, at
ail. W. C. Geagun, of 1514 Thirtieth
street, wlH be at home the last two
.Tuesdays of the month.
Col. Selden Allen Day, U. S. A., and
'Sirs. Day, will be at home informally
'Sunday afternoons in January and
-Mr. Susan Oldberjj will bo at home
informally tomorrow afternoon after 4
.o'clock t her studio.
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Miss Taft and her house guest. Miss
Eleanor Roelker, of New York, will be
among the guests at the dance which
the Secretary of the Navy and Mrs.
Meyer will give tonight at their resi
dence in Scott cfrcle. Their house
guests, Mrs. John Astor and Mrs.
Reginald Brooks, will, be among the
Mrs. Bryce entertained Informally at
luncheon at the British embassy 'today
in compliment to her house guests.
Lady Aberdeen and Miss Asqulth, of
Mr. andMrs. Perry: Belmont enter
tained a large party at luncheon today.
Mrs. Grover Cleveland will arrive In
Washlntgon on Wednesday to be the
guest of air. and Mrs. John Hays Ham
mond for .some days. Miss Esther
Cleveland will accompany her mother
here, and Prof. T. J. Pfeston. the fiance
of Mrs. Cleveland, will come to Wash
'ntgon while she Is here.
Both airs. Cleveland and Prof. Pres
ton will be guests of the President and
Mrs. Taft at a dinner .to be given Satur
day night. January 11. v"airs. L. rZi
Letter will give a luncheon In honor of
Mrs. Cleveland on January 13, and the
ex-enlng of that day airs. Henry F.
D.'mock will give a muslcale In her
On January 9 airs. John Hays Ham
mond will gh-e a tea for Mrs. Cleve
land, and on the following day will
entertain for aiiss Esther Cleveland.
One of the girls who will assist at airs.
Hammond's tea is aiiss Frances Brooks,
granddaughter of General TVIIson, who
was military aide to President Cleve
afrs. William J. Boardman ha rnnn
to Baltimore for a short vls't. and Mlai
Mabel Boardman left Washlntgon last
midnight for New Tork. to attend the
funeral ceremonies for the late am
bassador to England, aiiss Boardman
Till return here this evening, and airs.
Boardman will be here on aionday.
Col. and airs. Robert ai. Thompson
win entertain at dinner tonight, and
aiyron Whitney will sing later in the
air. and airs. Henry Waters Taft
have returned to New York after hav
ing spent several days with the Presi
dent and Mrs. Taft, at the White
The Attorney General and airs. Wlclc
ersham have Issued Invitations for a
dinner In honor of the Russian Am
bassador and aiadame Bakhmetoff on
Next week will be unprecedented In
official life, as the President will not
once but twice, dine with members of
his Cabinet. On aionday the Secretary
of War and airs. Stlmson will entertain
the President and Mrs. Taft, and
Thursday they will be guests of the
Attorney General and airs. Wlcker
sham. In addition to there two din
ners, the President and airs. Taft will
entertain at their diplomatic dinner at
the White House on Tuesday.
The Minister1 of Colombia, Senor Don
Julio Betancourt, Is confined to his
apartment, with the grip.
The Secretary of the Navy and airs.
aieyer have as house grfueets for the
week-end airs. John Astor. airs. Regi
nald Brooks, and air. and airs. Ralph
Ellis, all of New York.
The marriage of Miss Elizabeth North,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. North,
and Herbert Albrecht Klpp, of Beau
mont, Texas, will take place at 7 o'clock
this evening at the home of her parents
In N Btreet. aiiss ainrgaret North, sls
ttr of the bride, will be maid of honor,
and aiiss Klpp, sister of the bridegroom,
will be the only bridesmaid. William
Mcaiurtrle North, of New York, will be
best man, and the Rev. Dr. Radcllfl will
A number of out of town lcsts arc
here with air. and airs. North for the
wedd'r g, among them Mrs. Robert Klpp,
rnd Miss Klpp, mother and irister of the
brluegroom, who came from Indianapo
lis; E. S. aicMurtrle and aiiss Mcaiur
trle, of Huntington, Pa., and David E.
North, of Altoona, Pa.
Mr. Klpp and his bride will leave
Washington for the South after the
ceremony tonight, and after ten days
will return to Washington und be nt
home at the Brighton, where they have
tcken an apartment. They will remain
here for a month or six weeks before
going to Beaumont, Texas, their future
airs. Rudolph Behrend and airs. Gus
Nordlinger entertained tho Friday At-
THE WASHINGTON TBIES, SATURDAY, JANUARY
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Heroine of "A Good Little Devil" Able Actress,"
Says Julia Murdock, With" Chance to Be Great One
Young Girl Taken From
Moving Picture Company
Proves Rare Find.
Young in years she is eighteen; old
in stage experience she has been on the
stage fourteen years; yet young also in
being a quite natural, unaffected maiden
whom admiration and adulation have
not spoiled .in the sllghest degree such
Is aiiss Mary Plckford, now playing the
blind heroine of "A Good Little Devil."
at the New National Theater. Miss
Plckford Is the latest discovery of that
acute discoverer of latent or unknown
talent, David Belasco.
It is true that several million per
sons living all over the world discovered
aiiss Pockford to be an able actress be
fore she came within the .ken of Mr.
Eelasco. but he It was who drew her
from the moving picture field and
brought her to a stage where ocal ex
pression as well as facial Is possible.
Miss PJekford's experience f as a .child
actress on the legitimate stage undoubt
edly counts for much with her person
ally, both as a matter of Justifiable pride
and of practice in technique, but If she
climbs the theatrical firmament as high
as it is easy to believe she will, her
theatrical history will be dated from tho
time she left the moving picture studios
and trod the boards where air. Belasco
holds sway and contrives his astonish
ing stage effects.
Is Able Actress
Who May Become Great
Miss Plckford is a temptress to the
prodigal use of adjectives of praise.
She is pretty, she Is sweet, she is Intel
ligent and bright, and she is what is
more important than any of these,
though of course they all help greatly
an able actress who may very possibly
become a great one.
As for her prettlness ask those who
have seen her this week at the Na
tional or who know her through the
picture films. As for her sweetness
It may be taken on faith, and then too, '
ternoon Bridge Club at Rauscher's yes
terday In compliment to airs. Louis
Elseman, of Atlanta, Ga.
air. and airs. Arthur Block, who were
In Washington during the week, have
returned to their home In Philadelphia.
aiiss Helen Rosenberg, who has been
the guest ol air. and airs. Morton Lndin
for the pst few weeks. Jeavei for her
home in Norfolk tonight.
11 1 ss aiarcslle Straus, of Baltimore,
spent a few days during the week in
Washington with Dr. and airs. Harry
air. and airs. Jerome Franc, who w ere
vlflting Mrs. M. Stern, have returned
to their home in Now York.
aiiss ailldred Blout leaves tomorrow
for her home In New York after spend
ing the holidays with her cousin, aiiss
airs. Ben Held and children, who have
been spending the past ten days In New
York with airs. Schwab, have returned
airs. A. Well and daughter, aiifcs
Helen Well, will leave for their home In
Norfolk tonight after spending the holi
days here with Mrs. Robert aieycra, or
Miss Hortcnse aiorrls Is the guest of
airs. ai. Sidelson. of New York.
Miss aiollle Harris, of Philadelphia, In
ilsltlng relatives In Washington.
MibS Edna Oppenhclmer spent a few
days during the week In Baltimore.
air. and airs. Gus Oppenheimer are
spending a few weeks in Atlantic City.
aiiss Lucille Ccrf. of Pittsburgh, is
the guest of her sister. Mrs. Clarence
Grosner, of Adams Jllll Road.
Elizabeth Smith, who has been
spending the holidays with airs. A. T.
Smith, has resumed her studies at Pow
hatan College, Charlestown. W. V.,
aiiss Bara Koenlgsbergcr, of Belmont
street, who has been visiting In New
York, has returned to Washington.
aiiss Helene Hoffa has returned to
Washington after spending the past few
weeks In New York.
airs aiartln Schwartz, of New York.
Is the guest of her. parents, air. and
Mrs. James Lansburgh, of Fourteenth
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could have the kind of prettlness that
Is hers as well as that which comes
from good features and smooth com
plexion. As for intelligence, consider the
satirical way she spoke of what Is
called the "artistic temperament."
I was calling on her in her dressing
room during the first act of the "Good
Little Devil." when she Is not on stage
at all. Suddenly meowed the cunning
little kitten .which aiiss Plckford as
the blind child carries on her first
entrance. The kitten meowed again.
Then It spoke Its plaintive note for the
IB WILL GO ON
Believe This Is Crucial Day
in London Peace Con
ference. LONDON. Jan. t.-Dr. Daneff. chief
of the Bulgarian peace envoys, was the
only optimist among the Balkan dele
gates today. He eald he believed the
Turks would give way und meet the
demands of the allies, rather than con
tinue lighting. The other lialkan dele
gates were gloomy, und predicted that
today would see the final rupture of tho
All were agreed that IT tlie Ottoman
envoys at this afternoon's nuctlng failed
to connent to the cession of Adrianopl,
the allies would walk out of the inixt
ln and recommend to their govern
ments that Uie war be resumed.
ai. Novakovltch. the Servian, who la
the hen lor of all the envoys, enunxclcd
that the allies should ghv the Porto
until Monday to como to an agreement.
This admittedly was the crucial day.
In the Turklsh-Ualkun peace negotia
tions. Immediate foreign Intervention with
out waiting for the Invitation or consent
of the belligerents was conceded to bo
withlng the da'b possibilities.
The ambassadorial con vernal Ion was
resumed before noon, and the diplomats
bald that thev would remain in session
a3 long as the peace conference was on.
Tells of Christmas
In Colonial Days
airs. W. W Wannamaker was guest
of honor nt the meeting of aiarguret
Whetten Chapter. Daughters of the
Ameilcaii Revolution, yesterday, at the
home of the regent, airs. Redwood
Vandergrlff, H Twenty-first street
northwest, ailhs Calahan read an ac
count of Christmas In colonial times.
At a preliminary business scsMon of
the chapter, airs. D. L'C Callahan and
Mrs. Robert at. Malcolm were elected
members of the chapter.
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"Stop that, kitty." commanded Miss
Plckford. "We actresses are supposed
to be too temperamental to stand that
sort of thing."
A sense of the fitness of things dra
matic must have developed In little
aiiss Plckford at an early age. When
she was about thirteen years of age, she
was the leading actress In a barnstorm
ing troupe playing "The Fatal Wed
ding." "We played In such small and hope
less theaters," said Miss Plckford.
"that one 'prop' required In the second
act could not be kept on stage during
the first act. There were no wings to
speak of in some of these theaters. So
Thirty-two Prisoners Will
"Regain Liberty If Unions
Can Secure Fund.
CHICAGO, Jan. I. Directed from this
city, a nation-wide campaign began to
day to raise bonds of $1,070,000 for tho
thirty-two dynamite conspirators who
were offered release from the Federal
penltentlnry at Leavenworth on a writ
of supersedeas granted yesterday by
the United States Circuit Court of Ap
The plan of the attorneys for the con
lcted men l to raise the money from
among the local unlona of the Iron
workers to which the men are attached.
Attornev E. N. Zollne. of Chicago, who
Is In charge of the campaign to ralso
the bonds. ald todav that a large part
of the necessary amount had already
b"en pledged in Chicago.
Forms of bonds have been mailed out
to different parts of the country and
telegrams sent to union leaderH every
where, urging them to get started.
Expect To Free Officers.
Whether the entire sum can be ob
tained was admitted by counsel, for the
defendants to be a matter of grave
doubt, but they expressed the belief
that ut least Mime of it could bo se
cured enough to accomplish the liberty
of President Frank at. Ryan and a few
others, until decision has been reached
on an appeal, for the tiling of which
the court allowed sixty days.
Of the thirty-three men now In the
Leavenworth penitentiary Herbert S.
Huckln, designated among his fellow
prlKoncrs as the "Informer," will not
appeal, and no application for a writ
was made In his behalf.
Judges Baker and Seaman heard the
Hrgumonts, and the decision was given
by Judge Buker. lit lool occasion to
tntlmutc that undue haste was mani
fested at Indianapolis in committing ho
defendants to prison.
The writ was Issued largely on the
CAMPAIGN TO RAISE "
MILLION FOR BONDS
OF DYNAMITERS ON
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Fourteen of Her Eighteen
; Years on .Stage.
this 'prop.' a great mattress, had to
standIn the main auditorium if one
should call a small room that and it
had -to -stand there in front 'of. us
while we played until the first curtain,
and then the stage hands If there were
any; if not, members of the company
would have to pull It up on the stage.
"It always offended my sense of the
artistic proprieties to see this old mat
tress standing up there at one side of
the place where the 'orchestra ought to
have been, but .wasn't." s
Miss Plckford's playing of tho blind
child In the play of the week at the Na
tional has been, described as presenting
the most poignant and pathetic little
figure, the local theaters have known in
a long, long time. Sightless appear the
eye ot-thls; little girl .wistfully waiting
her absent lover. And when, -after he
has come and is going away again Into
the great world, t6 .wealth and title, the
parting Is truly affecting.
Young Actress Loses
Herself In Her Role.
"I can't see. I can't see," sobs the
heroine, and the pathos In the actress'
voice is beautiful to listen to so real
il Is, so correct as to Intonation and to
volume. Miss Plckford. as, all who
have seen her act either In the moving
pictures or otherwise know. Is an actress
who always characterizes, who will
never be caught playing just herself,
but always the role.
Miss Plckford is associated with some
actors from whom she can learn much,
for they are older persons and longer
on the real stage by far than herself.
William Norrts, for example. Is one of
the best native American actors, and
Ernest Lawford, one of the best Eng
land has sent us. Beautiful acting is done
by ai. Truex In the title role, and ex
cellent bits by Edward Connelly and
others. "A Good Little Devil" com
pany has given more finished acting
than any other company of the win
ter. JULIA MURDOCH.
point raised by the defense that the
Ironworkers were convicted of a con
tinuing offense a conspiracy to commit
Ryan's Bond Largest.
In fixing the amount of bail the court
was Influenced by the fact that the of
fenses are not extraditable.
A basis of 10,000 for each year's sen
tence was used by the court In fixing
tbe amount of the bond. As" Ryan was
sentenced to serve seven,years, his bond
was fixed at $70,000. and the same ratio
was preserved throughout ror the other
LEAD TO DIVORCE
Mrs. Daisy B. Rich, Wife of Young
Spender,Freed on Actress'
NEW YORK, Jan. 4. Pink pajama
parties in the Ansonla Hotel. Innumer
able highballs and other refreshments,
enlivened the life of Bertholdl Rich, and
us a result Justice BIJur granted a di
vorce to his wife. airs. Daisy B. Rich.
who eloped with the young spender
irom i-aim lieacn 10 i-uiik nraneu in
airs. Rich gets the custody of thtlr
nlne-j ear-old son. aiisa Louise aiar
shal. a beautiful young Pittsburgh ac
tres. who left a convent to shine on the
stage, was named as co-respondent.
According to tho testimony taken by
the referee in tho caso the young wom
an anpeared before him und admitted
I that she had been present nt after-thca-;
ter nartlcs where there were no chan-
icions and where the usual raiment was
Rich Inherited a fortune In' uptown
real estate from his father.
Taft Gets "Bucktail"
Carried During War
aielville H. Freaa. of Philadelphia,
has sent President Taft a "bucktail"
which he carried with him as a charm
during the civil war.
"Bearing this bucktail I went Into
the battle of Gettysburg with TOO other
members of my ryglmcnt," he said.
"When we came oue there were but
SO men alive."
Freas' company was Lincoln's bodyguard.
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For The Times' Children
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WHY CATS HAVE NINE LIVES.
""V NCE upon a time hundredr or
f 1 years ago a handsome Prince
V J went to-the country it a beau
tlful princess td wed the fair
maid and take her to his own king
dom. There was a long procession of
elephants in gorgeous trappings, with
the Erlncerand his bride at the front,
and for weeks they traveled through
tne jungle enjoying the hunt and rest
ing in the heat of the day till the moon
lit nights sent thenvoH' their way agara.
Now, the Princess was one ot the
wisest women in the world, and besides
she owned a magic ring and this was
one of the reasons the Prince was so
glad to get her. So the happy pair Jour
neyed on till one day they stopped to
dine In a grove of palms by a stream.
The guards saw the prints of a huge
cat's foot in the mud, so they set a
trap and baited It with fresh meat.
The next morning the Prince was de
lighted to see that they had caught a
fine .wild cat with nine bright rings ox
black around' Its yellow tall. The Prin
cess had It put Into a gilded, cage and
placed on the back, of an elephant to
carry home. By noon the party again
stopped and this time it was on the
bank of a wide, low river. The Princess
sat on a rug playing with her parrot
and the poor wild cat tumbled about
his cage vainly trying to get out. Pres
ently he got tired of fighting the bars,
so he lay still and watched the parrot
having Its head rubbed and eating fruit
out of the royal lady's hand.
"It looks very pleasant being cared
for like that,"" remarked the wild cat to
himself, "I believe I would enjoy It
After a lunch served in the royal tent
the Prince set out with a few attend
ants to visit an old temple across the
river. The cat saw him' ride across,
for the water was low, and he also no
ticed that near the path that the party
took was a high mound of sand, enough
to hold fifteen men. The cat had often
been across the river himself and knew
all about this part of the country. And
he also was aware of one thing that the
Prince did not know which was that
sometimes the water rose so high that
people got drowned by its sudden rise.
xSie In the afternoon there was a
sound of bugles, and the cat saw the
Prince returning down the bank into
the river. The flags were flying, tho
horses prancing and the soldiers' sil
ver armor was glistening In- the sun.
The Princess stood up and waved hex
hand to her husband. Then the drums
gave a long beat and the whole pro-
MME. DA GAMA ILL
IN NEW YORK HOTEL
Surgical Operation Will Be Neces
sary on Wife of Am
bassador. News has been received from New
York of the Illness of Mme. Domido da
Gama, wife ot the Brazilian ambassa
dor to the United States.
So serious is her condition that she
will have to undergo a smg'fcal opera
tion, and It will be a month before she
Is able to return to Washington. She
Is at tho Plaza Hotel In the metropolis,
but will probably be removed to a pri
vate hospital within the next two days.
A week ago aime. da Gama went to
New York from the Capital, and was
taken 111 shortly after her arrival. She
has been attended by a trained nurse
for several days. She will probably be
operated upon aionday.
Millionaire Is Host
To Overworked Horses
KVANSVILLE. Ind.. Jan. 4. Adolph
atelzer. a millionaire philanthropist,
will -continue "for a week the "open
house" for overworked and underfed
horses at the Friendly Inn. The horses
consume dally forty bushels of oats
and several tons of hay. The drivers
were given sandwiches and coffee.
Only King Who Votes.
ROatB, Jan. 4. King Victor Emanuel
of Italy is tho only .king In Europe
who can vote. His name was placed
on the list at his- own request when a
recent revision was ordered.
"The Drunkard's Reformation.' Great
Sermon. Today. Virginia.
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cession marched into the lowtwatcr
But just as the gay cavaleade got" trn
the middle of the river a great flood
came sweeping down. la a meeaeat
tne men and horses were nTlsnhlsr
about in the waves, 'an a-thVwer
crept up to tne, basks Mfber
higher it was plain to be seen that
the whole party would soon be
"Oh! save tho Prince, save th
Prince." called the Princess to Iwr
slaves. But no one knew what t do.
"The foolish man,' shouted the wtM
cat. 'If he and his men will only rHe
ten yards to the left they will be an
high ground and the waves will sot
reach to the horiW knees."
Now the Prince .understood the eat;
for she was a wise woman that kaw
magic, so she turned to the 'cat and
thanked him. Then she called out loud
ly to the Prince to quickly ride wlia his
party ten yards to tne left and Jther
would bo saved. The Prince shouted to
his men. they struggled to the Mgn
ground and found they and their noraee
stood on an Island in the middle of tiw
raging, river, .but they were safe.
"Why. my Princess, did you not save
the Prince by your own magic?" aakrd
"Well, you see," replied the Princeer.
"my magic don't work so. far out as tb
middle of the river. I am-only on page
twelve in my book, of enchantments aad'
I feared the Prince would drown while
I read the directions further on."
When the waves went down the
Prince rode up and the Princess JeM
him about how the cat had saved Ms
life. So he said they must grant tho
cafany wish he wanted If It dame with
in range of the Princess's magic
"I am wild, rough, but very delicate,"
remarked the cat "Now, I would ffite
to live In your home and have yea Pt
my head and be a gentle cat. And I
would also love to bo stronger aad live
a long" time."
'All right," said the Princess, as she
waved her ring nine times over kta.
"i'ou will forever be gentle and live in
homes as a pet, and you shall, have as
many lives as there are rings oa your
So ever since then cats have lived
about with people. And I have heard
lots of folks! say that every cat had ntee
lives, so I know this story must be true.
0300 1-lb. loaves to the barrel,
Just a Little
and CREAM BLEND
FLOUR will insure better
results than extensive
knowledge and some in
It's well to remember this,
and always insist on having
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