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President and Mrs. Taft
Dinner Hosts Tonight
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MRS. ALlLt COPLEY HAW,
Who Will Give Dance in Her FStreet
Home On January 15.
Mrs. Alice Copley Thaw, who last
season bought the home of the late
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Melville Fuller, will sire the first hall
there which the historic mansion has
known in many years, and has chosen
January 13 for the date. During the
first years of Justice Fuller's residence
there it was a gay place, with Mrs.
Hugh "Wallace, Mrs. Nathaniel Francis,
Mrs. More, and Mrs. Mason, daughters
of the Chief Justice and Mrs. Fuller,
as girls, but of late years It has been
a. somber place with scarcely no social
events to brighten it.
Mrs. Edward H. Loftus, wife of the
first secretary of the Siamese lega
tion, will be at home at the Dresden
this afternoon, and will have with
her her sister. Mrs. Mills, of Phila
delphia, -who is her guest. Mrs. lof
tus will also receive next Saturday
Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, widow of
President Harrison, who is the ?uest
of her sister. Mrs. Parker, will re
turn to her home in Indianapolis to
morrow evening. Mrs. Parkei and
Mrs. Harrison were sight seeing this
morning, all qtoout the city, and took
luncheon at the home of Mrs. Parker.
This afternoon, hundreds of people
from society will pay their respects
to Mrs. Harrison, who will receive in
formally with Mrs. ParkT during the
later hours of the afternoon
Mrs. Robert McCormick lias Issued
Invitations foi dinner parties on the
evenings of January 25 and February
3. Mrs. McCormick received several
hundred guests at a tea yesterday af
ternoon,' thobt- invited Including a num
ber of diplomats.
Mrs. Fred Dennett, wife of the Com
missioner of the United States I.and
Office, entertained at breakfast todaj,
the Saturday Morning Breakfast Cluu.
composed entirely of women from Con
gressional circles. Her guestb were
Miss Flora Wilson. Mrs. J. C. Nccl
ham. Mi 8. J. R Know land. Mrs Julius
Kahn. Mrs. W. D Sfphe.iy. Mrs. B.
U French. Mrs T. W. Sims. Mrs. K
B Kinkcad, Mrs I- P lulgett. Mrs.
E. B. Vreeland. Mrs. W. G. Sharp, Mi.
Charles Pray. Mrs. Fred Dubol. Airs.
J. R. Edwards. Mrs. Amcr Fives. anl
Mrs. E B (Jrandln.
The joung uomen of the Winn'r
Davis Chapter. I'. L C . gave a anl
tournament at the Confederate home
last evening, with Mlo Nannie Hai
Aalph lleth presiding at the tabic
Among the patronesses and guests were
Mrs. Marion Butler. Mis. W. T. Bas
jett, Mrs. Louis Bennett, Mrs. S. S.
Belt, Mrs Kate Kearnej Henry, Mrs
D. A. Fletcher, Mrs. Drury Ludlow,
MUb Sally Mackall, Mrs. Edward I.ee
Morgan. Mrs. Wilson. Mrs. Short Adam
Wills, Mrs. George T. Vaughn. Mrs
Edward Brown, Miss Arrow Smith. Miea
Beading. Miss Nell Fletcher. Dr. and
Mrs. George T. Vaughan, Mr. and Mrs.
Anderson, and Miss Nell Baggctt.
Secretary Hilles officially announced
yesterday that the number alrettdylnvited
to the judicial reception to be held at the
White House. Tuesday evening, Janu
ary U, had reached such proportions
that it had become necessary to close
the list, and no more invitations will be
Mias Edwlna Elkins Brunner. of Phila
delphia, will arrive In Washington with
in a day or two to visit her grandmoth
er, Mrs. Stephen B. Elldna.
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D RESIDENT AND MRS: TAFT
will have forty or fifty guests at
dinner- tonight when they enter
tain for Mrs. Cleveland and
Prof. Preston, and Mrs. Benjamin Har
rison. Among the guests who were
prominently connected with the Cleve
land Administrations will be Mrs. Dan
iel S. Latnont. of New York, who ar
rived here today.
Following the dinner there will be a
muslcale In the East room, when Miss
Julie Culp, a German singer, will give
Miss Taft was the guest at luncheon
today of Miss Jean Oliver, daughter
of the Senator from Pennsylvania and
Mrs. Mills, wife o'f Brig. Gen. Albert
L. Mills, V. S. A- is entertaining a
bridge party, followed by a tea, this
afternoon in compliment to her daugh
ter, Mrs. Laurson, and her daughter-in-
law, Mrs. Chester Mills, of Georgia.
The house Is gay with red flowers and
narcissus blossoms. Mrs. Mills will be
assisted during-the hours of the tea by
Mrs. ' 'Leonard Wood. Mrs. Hamilton
Hawkins and Mrs. Laurson.
Secretary of the Treasury and Mrs.
MacVeagh entertained thirty guests at
dinner last night In honor of Mrs. Gro
ver Cleveland. The list included Sen
ator and Mrs. Winthrop Murray Crane,
Senator WeUnore, Miss Wetmore, the
Postmaster General. Mrs. Phil Sheri
dan, Mrs. Edward S. Worthington. or
Chicago: Mrs. Marshall Feld. Mr. and
Mrs. Henry White. Mrs. Henry F.
Dlmock,. Mrs. Hutchinson, Madame
Hauge. col. and Mrs. Robert M. Thomp
son. Mr. and Mrs. C. C Glover. Mr. Ca
bell, Mis. Ransom R. Cabell, Miss
Wood, Dr. Charles D. Walcott. Major
Winshlp, Prof. T. J. Preston. Congress
man Bugler Ames. John Barrett, Dr.
Cofer. and Eames MacVeagh.
Col. and Mrs. Thomas W. Symons en
tertained a number of guests at dinner
last r.lght In compliment to the Chief of
Staff, V. 8. A., and Mrs. Leonard Wood.
The British Ambassador and Mrs.
Brycc entertained at dinner last night
Secretary of State and Mrs. Knox. Sec
retary of the Interior and Mrs. Fisher.
Secretary of Commerce and Labor and
Mrs. Nagel, Mr Justice and Mrs. Mc
Kenna, Mr. Justice and Mrs. Pitney, the
Danish minister. Senator and Mrs. Mr
Lean. Congressman Joseph Cannon,
Miss Cannon. Mr. and Mrs. Chandler
Anderson. Mrs. Mark Hanna, Miss
Adams, Miss Emily Tuckerman, and
Lord Eustace Percy and A. Kerr Clark
Kerr, of the Britiih embassy staff.
Mrs. John Hajs Hammond's dance
for Miss Cleveland laht night was al
most like a flower hall, so profusely
and artistically were flowers used. The
Marine Band gave the dance program,
nnd Mrs. Hammond and her young
guest received those invited The Secre
tary of the Treasury and Mrs. Mac
Veagh. and their guesta at dinner ac
companied Mrs. Cleveland and Prof.
T. J. Preston to Mrs. Hammond's to
atch the voting pcoplp dance
Among Mrs. Hammond's guests were
Miss Taft. Miss i-oulse Taft. Miss
Dorothy Williams, the Misses Meyct,
Mies Nagel, Miss Morgan, Miss Eleanor
Reyburn, Miss France's Brocks, all of
thli and last season's debutantes. Com
mander Burstyn, Austrian naval at
tache. Count Bondc, Henri Martin, of the
Svvlis legation, and almost all of the
hunger men of the Diplomatic t'oiph.
Charles C. Glover. Jr.. Franklin Ellis,
William Bovvle Clark. James Phillips,
Duncan Phillips and the younger men
The Netherlands legation will be
the scene of the largest social gath
ering of the day. when the Minister
and Mme. Loudon receive thlr Ttlre
calling list at a tea given for Mr and
Mrs. Ernest Hchelllng. of New Yoik.
Mme. Loudon and her two guests will
receive alone. In the flower-lnden-d
rooms, and there will be a program
of music during the receiving vour.
It is probable that Mrs. Cleveland
and her flancc. Prof. Preston, and
Miss Cleveland, will be among the
Tomorrow, Mme. Loudon will give
a luncheon and small musicalo for
Ml3s Julie Culp, the young Cerman
singer, who will give the program
at the White House tonight follow
ing the dinner.
Mrs. Hugh Wallace, whose father,
the late Chief Justice of the Hupiome
Court, Melville Fuller, was appointed
under President Cleveland, gave a
luncheon today In honor of Mrs.
Cleveland and invited a number of
the older friends of both families.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY. JANUARY
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Whole East Levied on to Make "Kismet" True to Life
In All Its Varying Detail, Says Julia Murdock
Biggest Bazaars Raided to
Give Background to
a SIDE from the beauty of the
lines of Edward Knoblauch's
j play of an Arabian night, and
the artistry of Otis Skinner's
acting In the part of Hajj. the beggar
who became a caliph and a beggar
again Jn lets than a day's length, there
are other things that go to make. "Kis
met," which appears 'in Washington
next week, one of the most remarkable
plays of the present century.
I am not a mechanician, so It Is Im
possible for me to go into details re
garding the enoromus amount of work
that must be accomplished upon the
stage on which the play or "Kismet
Is set, before it Is ready for the pro
duction. For days the stage of the Na
tional Theater has resounded with the
tap of the carpenters' hammers, and the
noise of plumbers, steamfltters' and
wlremen's tools. Practically the entire
floor of the stage haa been torn away
to make accommodation for the huge
steel tank, which is used in one of the
most remarkable scenes In "Kismet,"
where HaJJ, the beggar, drowns his
Tn nrnn.rlv rri.9fa fVi Oriental ofmn
phere, and to present the plav with as '
close attention to detail as possible, the
markets of the East have been scoured
for hangings and other accessories. The
stage nowadays must present a picture
that Is absolutely accurate, down to
the most minute detail in setting, cos
tumes, and accessories or else the
producer must go to the other extreme
and offer an impressionistic picture,
such as Prof. Max Relnhardt has
brought into vogue.
Most Expert Critics
Can Find No Fault.
No half measures have been deemed
sufficient In "Kismet." The play Is
presented so perfectly that In It even
the expert can find no flaw. To make
this possible, specialists on pretty
nearly every subject under the sun have
been engaged, and In "Kismet" no
anachronism is to be discovered.
The desire of the management of this
play for perfection of detail has led
them Into large expenditures. In the
production every possible effort was
made to represent life In the Orient
faithfully and minutely, and the reward
Dates For At Homes
Mrs.. Robert Shaw -Olivet; will receive
Saturdajs In January.
Mrs. Drain and Miss Drain will re
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Bishop Earl Cranston and Mrs. Crans
ton, of the Ontario, will receive this
Mme. Calvo and Miss Calvo will be
at home this afternoon.
Mrp. Clifford J. Boush will receive
Saturdays In January.
Mrs. George Andrews and MIsh An
drews will be at home today and again
on Januarv 18, at 2123 R street.
Mrr. W. W. Wotlierspoon will receive
today and the following Saturdays In
Mrs. O. II. Tlttmann will receive Sat
urdays duiing the season.
Mrs. A. G. Clapham will receive to-
Mrs. Ten Eck Wendell will receive
Mrs. A. B. W llllts and her daughter.
Miss Willlts. will receive at 1919 8, street
Saturdays in January.
Mrs. John P. Flllebrown and Miss
Fillcbrown will receive today and again
on the 23th.
Mrs. John Rcss Martin will receive
Saturdays of this month.
Mrs Beverly Randolph Mason and the
Misses Mason will be at home infor
nallv this afternoon and the remaining
Saturdajs In January.
Mrs. (iaunls Taylor, Ml Hanna Tay
lor amt Mrs. Charles Taylor, of Mobile,
Ala., will receive today from 4 until
for this effort Is that the production Is
repeatedly written about and spoken
about as the most perfect example of
stage accuracy and artistry the Ameri
can dramatic world has known.
And perhaps it didn't take some time,
money, and trouble to collect the prop
erties for "Kismet!"
There is one man who knows, and
that Is Edward Knoblauch, the author
of the play. Some of them he brought
back from Tunis with him, for he did
a great deal of work on his manuscript
In that city. Others were bought by a
representative of the Klaw & Erlanger
firm, and Harrison Grey Flske, the pro
ducers of "Kismet, ' who visited Tur
kev, Asia Minor, and Egvpt In their
Seen in the Shops
Not until lately did the dealers le-
ome aware that the Jobbers for the
milliners had been selling a more and
more perfect line of trimmings. When
tliev did realize that the hand-madu
flower was reaching an almoit perfect
Mate, thev Immediately seized upon tho
idea of the rorsage bouquet, the bout
tonnlere, and the one flower decoration
for the hat. Nothing will set off a
gown of one tone like a corsage of oi.e
color for Instance, a black or taupe
gown with 11 poinrettla
The fclngle flowers are used almost
exclusively for evening wear, and the
tailored boutonnieres for street clothes
Hugv hunches of violets are to he had
at th" woman's store on the touth sldo
of F street, between Thirteenth and
Twelfth, In the middle of the block, for
Jl and J1.75. The dollar hunches are
strikingly lifelike, and of a rich Khade.
while the J1.70 hunches are made of both
violets and narcissus. In the hut shops,
regular boutonnlerea are from CO cents
to several dollars, according to their
materials. Imitations of the more ex
pensive flowers are necessarily rnoie
Winter weight goods Is often found
too heavy for Washington's changeubla
wnltcrs, and a suit of lighter weight
material Is a requirement not only of
comfort but of health. Corduroy is
found by many to be very practical
for street or afternoon wear, and is
now made In patterns slightly differ
ent from the regulation cord. Material
In a flat, then a raised cord la to be
had at the department store nt tho
corner of Eighth and Market space at
II the yard. This material Is not nt
heavy as some corduroy, and Is ad
mirably adapted to the making of
waists or one-plcce dresses.
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quest. Last summer a representative of
the company went abroad to duplicate
certain articles which had been dam
aged during the long run of the play
in New York.
An Art In Itself.
The bazars of Constantinople, Smyrna,
and Cairo offer entertaining little
dramas in themselves, whether one be
desirous of spending a few piastres or
a. large sum of money. The haggling
and bickering, so the property man told
me, the exaggeration of the value of
the wares by a merchant, wno causi
upon Allah to witness the truth of his I
statements: the skillful manipulation of'
the dragoman, intent upun st-mut, o
commission, nnd the Inevitable argu
ment over bacVanl81' these things are
highly amusing and Interesting, If one
possesses a sense of humor.
The bazar, the property man assured
me Is one of the most fascinating
places In all the world to visit. It Is
tho grandfather of the modern depart
ment store, for In It ow may buy al
most anything, from a cradle to a cof
tln. and all one needs on the Journey
between these two. Tho quantity and
variety of the second hand articles of
fered for sale Is accounted for by the
fact that In Mohumniedan countries
when the head of the household dies.
It Is necessary to sell everything in or
der that a fair distribution may be
made between the various wives of the
deceased. For this reason, the same
rtnlos. objects of art. and hooks reap
jieai on the 111.11 ket with the passing
of each generation.
Whole East Raided
To Outfit Stage.
The sword carried b Kafur. the body
guaid of the nicked Mansur In "Kis-
Miss Wood Makes
Keeping in close touch with
the latest New lork modes,
you are assured of smart style
and individuality, and you are
guaranteed a faultless fit and
One-Piece Dresses, $5
74 R Street Northwest
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Japanese Actor Is Capable
" Member of Support
met" was found by Mr. Knoblauch In a
bazar in Tunis. It is a real antique,
and was made In Damascus. The brass
cups and vessels used In the producUon
were bought at Batoun, tle great metal
market of the Orient. The saddles and
trappings of the Caliph's horse were
found In a bazar at Stamboul, and the
fabrics exhibited by the merchants were
obtained at Kalrouan..
The most Interesting and valuable
accessories used In the play are the two
Immense lamps which hang in the
harem of the Mansur's palace. These
are of hammered brass and were found
to be so badly worn, through many1
generaUona of use. that It was neces
sary to line them with new metal to
give them the strength requlrod In order
to transport them from xltjr to city,
and to us them m the theater.
Bat the properties used In "Kismet"
are by no means the only things Ori
ental to be found In the play. There Is.
In the glorious crew of wazlrs, calplhs,
soldiers, slaves, beggars and torch
bearers, one jslayer of Oriental lineage
and birth. It would be almost Impossi
ble to pick him out in the rrawr! hv ht.
appearance, speech or manner, for every
other person on the stage Is quite as
w.cnii ss ne. am a clue to his Iden-
'Uty Is to be found In the nrnr.n
Among the two score names there re-corded-names
that represent almost
every civilized country on the globe
appears the odd looking name "Tama
moto." When this name first appeared
on a playbill In New York, a facetious
u.numuc cnuc wrote, 'Tamamoto-not a
Is Han of Learning.
Most decidedly he is not a vegetable,
but a man of learning, quite extraordi
nary training and experience in his art
He plays the role of Aflf. and acts as
assistant stage director as well, and
much of the responsibility attaching to
the Interesting performance of "Kis
met" rests upon his shoulders. He la a
little man but his shoulders are tre
mendously broad artistically.
la.namoio speaks in the most dlgnlfled
English, which he learned at the Uni
versity of Toklo. his Alma Mater. In
struction In stage matters m hn a
Nagoya. but It was twenty ears ago
that he came to America as the repre
sentative of his brother, a silk mer
chant. Twice he revisited his native land,
and upon his last trip he returned to
the United States to engage again In
the practice of his long neglected art.
He has appeared with Maxlne Elliott.
Robert Edeson and Mrs. Flske In legiti
mate drama, and for a time appeared
In a vaudeville sketch. He has been a
member of the "Kismet" company since
its initial production, which occurred
in this city a little more than one year
ago. He has a supreme regard for Mr.
Skinner and declares that the Imperson
ator of HaJJ is more like the master
attor of the old Japanese school than
any English actor he has ever seen.
NOW IN NEW HOME
Geo. C. Shaffer
Now in larger and more elaorate
N. W- Corner 14th and I
No order too large for us to handle none too small
to receive our most careful attention.
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For The Times' Children
' Just Before It's Bedtime
THE DWARFS CAP.
HANS and Gretchen were two nice
. Dutch children that lived, near
each other in a village not far
from the hills In which were big
quartz mines. And dike the other little
ones of the neighborhood, they were
afraid to go up in the hUls alone.
"You know that the dwarfs of the
mines are very mean people." the grown
up folks would sar., "and you must
never venture up there by yourselves.""
But one warm spring- day Gretchen
went out looking for flowersand w
a tiny wounded bird hopping away frcra
the patch. She felt so sorry for the
little creature that she followed after
It. But no matter haw fast she walked,
the bird .flew on Just .a bit faster. At
last the girl noticed that It was dark
and that she had wandered far up on
the sides of the hills In which lived the
As ahe turned to run back a brown
dwarf sprang out from behind a bush.
"Ah, ah," he laughed. I thought I
could fool you with thatblrd. I knew
you would follow tit up'here and we
would be able to take you to our cav
erns." Then he grabbed the child by the hand
and pbshed her towards a big- hole in a
huge rock. As soon as they got in the
dwarf hid the entrance with a hush.
then took Gretchen down Into the earth
to where tbe 'dwarfs had a grkat
"Here you must stay and cook for us
till some one of the people from the
world above find you here and set you
free," said the wicked little man.
"But people from the earth above
never come down here they don't know
the way," laughed another small man.
"And the only thing that would help
them would be to wear one of our caps.
But they can never get one of those."
So poor Gretchen was put at the kettle
to boil dinner, and there they wished .to
keep her day and night the rest of her
vBvt when her mother missed her from
torn, the whole village was alarmed'
aal set out on a search. Hans led every
one, and at last far up on the hills by
a big rock they found one tiny wooden
shoe and a red ribbon that had tied her
"I know now what Is the matter."
said Hans, in anger. "One of those
wicked dwarfs has taken her off I will
watch right here till I make them bring
So under a fir tree Hans hid- At last
about midnight he heard a noise, and
out of the rock came a troop of dwarfs
In a noisy crowd. They were dres3ed
In green robes trimmed with white, but
on their heads were funny red caps.
Around and around they spun, singing
at the top of their voices.
Merry- mtn are we,
Happy as can be.
As they swung near Hans he reach
ed out and seized the red cap from the
nearest one's head, for he knew that
with this on he could find his way safe
ly into their cavern homes. Then a3
the dwarfs ran down Into the earth he
followed closely at their heels. Aa thay
clattered down the dark path Hans sst
up a yell, and this frightened them.
They knew that one of the earth people
had on a fairy cap and could find hi
Clara Butt and Kennerley Rnmfo.'d.
Tomorrow night, 8:15. National Theater.
Our Old Store
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tHfsNS PLACED THE
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way about their cave, so they wen
wild with fright
Hans ran through long stone tuaael.
and at last- reached u huge cave wH
roof of blue stone. In the center .stooi
a big firegrVer which hung- a pef let
boiling atfiefr. with f retchea-stlrrteeth
"Here. Gretchen. come with ate.""
cried Hans, as be whirled a sUek
around, his head. "You ruaT ahead and" '
I will keep off the dwarfs."
So the girl set out on a run. and
Hans walked backward, swinging Vie
stick stoutly at the angered dwarf
that came closely on his heels and tried
to stop him. But finally the pair readi
ed the ground above, and with a glad
shout sprang ont on the grass, where
the dwarfs dared not follow.
Fast as the 'wind they, flew" down ta
the village below; And "-with joy the
people greeted little Gretehea and
praised brave Hans for bis work.
The next morning Hans found a note
on his front door saying that if he
v.ould return the red cap the dwarf
people would leave that part of the
country and that .the earth people wculd
rever be bothered again. So Hans
placed the cap on a rock on the hill
and the next morning it was gone. But
never again were the folks worried by
the dwarfs, for they had gone for good.
And when Hans and Gretchen grew
up they were married and told their
children about the war Hans, saved
Gretchen by stealing the red cap from
the bad dwarf of the mines.
Lectures on Panama
Before Camera Club
John Hehnus gave an illustrated lec
ture on Panama before the Capital
Camera Club. 1010 F street northwest,
last night. The feature of the enter
tainment were the photographs of the
canal which Mr. Helraus took on a re
cent visit to Panama. They were col
ored by hand, and showed with remark
able accuracy the natural tints of the
rlOO 1-lb. loaves to the barrel.
of flour is not good
enough for the housewife
who aspires to baking suc
cess. To produce "
Bread, Rolls, Biscujts,
Cakes, and Pastries you
must order and insist on
AT YOUR GROCER'S.
Wholesalers UO. lisr. !l Hut tt. .
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