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Mrs. Dimock Entertains
President Taft Tonight
MISS HELIA HARRISON.
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Commander Edward "ir. Qualtrough,
U. 8. N.. and .Mrs. Qualtrough will en
tertain at a dinner this evening at tliejr
residence In I street In honor of airs.
Qualtrough's debutante niece. Miss Leila
3Ir. and Mrs. Charlcmange Tower will
1m the guests at a dinner party tonight,
given "by the French Ambassador and
Maj. Gen. George Lewis Gillespie, U.
S. A., retired, and Mrs. Gillespie, en
tertained a number of guests at din
ner last night
Mrs. . Hamilton S. Hawkins, wife of
Brigadier General Hawkins, V. S. A.,
entertained at a larce luncheon todav.
Miss Etta Taggart, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Hugh T. Taggart. has sent
out cards for a mask dance at her home
in N street on Monday evening, Febru
ary 3, in compliment to Miss Grace
Helen Zano and Miss Helen KockeK.
Mrs. Benjamin Guinnebs. of x
Tork, is the houscguest of Mr. and Mr. ,
Perry Belmont. This evening Mr. and
Mrs. Belmont will entertain at dinner
in honor of their guest.
Mrs. Fred- Dubois was hobtcss at a
reception and muslcalc last evening at
the Cairo when Miss Esteile WHIough
by Ions and Miss Vera Hambley were
the artists of the evening.
Mrs. Guy Fairfax Whiting entertained
at dinner last evening for her daugh
ters, the Misses Whiting. The guests
were Miss Louise Hellen, Miss Eleanor
Tlcyburn, Miss Rebekah Wllmer. Miss
Leila, Harribon. Miss Mary McCauley,
Arthur Hellen, Liutenant Grosbeck,
Mr. Hoes, Mr.. Hyatt, Mr. Dutton. Mr.
Palmer, Mr. "Welsh, and Mr. Wilkin
Mrs. Richard H. Townsend entertain
ed at dinner In honor bf Mrs. Cleve
land last evening, having as otlier mem
ben of the party the French Am
bassador and Madame JubberaniL. the
German ambassador the Postmaster
General, the Danish minister, Senator
and Mrs. New-lands, Senator andMrs.
Root. William Marshall Bullitt, solici
tor Keneral for the "Department, of Jus
tice; Prof. T. J. Preston, of Princeton:
Congressman and Jlrs. Oscar Under
wood, Congressman Olllett, Mrs. L. 5S.
Lelter. Mrs. Mark Hanna. Mrs.' Henry I
F. Dimock, Mrs. .Marshall Field, Mrs.
Hope Slater, Mis. Lawrence Townseno,
Jlles Mary Gwynn. Mr. and Mrs. Ed
son Bradley. Col. and Mrs. Charles L.
licCawIey, Jlr. and, Mrs. Woodbury
Blair. Viscount Benoist d'Azy, French
naval attache, and Dr. A. Piatt An
drew. Lieut Col. S. L. H. Slocum, U. S.
A., and Mrs. Slocum entertained at din
ner last -evening at ,tbeir4 residence In
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TIE President and Mrs. Taft will
be the guests of honor at the
dinner which Mrs. Henry F.
Dimock is giving this evening.
After tile dinner, for which twenty-four
covers will be laid, there will be a
musical program by Horatio Conncll,
the tenor singer. No additional guests
will be asked for the music.'
Mrs. Taft and her tlster. Mrs. More,
were the guests of Mrs. Charles D.
Hilles at luncheon today.
, Mrs.. Cleveland Is spending another
Jl'usy day socially. She was the guest
at luncheon of Mrs. Benjamin Micou.
daughter of Hilary A. HerberL" Secre
tary of the Navy during the Cleveland
Administration. There were fourteen
guests, most of whom were old friends
of Mrs. Cleveland .and Mrs. Micou, the
friendships dating back' to the "time
when Mrs. Cleveland. w as First Lady of
The luncheon was served at a round
table adornt-d with a certerpiece of Lady
Hllllngton roses edged with violets, and'
at each place was a large corsage bou
quet of violets.
This afternoon, both Mrs. Cleveland
ana .Miss Esther Cleveland will lv
among the guests of Miss Jane Rlggs,
who is entertaining at tea at her beau
tiful old home in I street.
Miss Cleveland lunched informally to
day with Miss Frances Hoar.
Mrs. Katherine Gillett Hill and Miss
Gillett Hill will entertain-at a tea this
afternoon from 4 until 7 o'clock at their
residence in R street in compliment to
Mrs. John Miller Horton. who arrived
In Washington early this afternoon
from Buffalo, X. T.
The house, which Is one at the most
artistic In Washington, has been beau
tifully adorned for the occasion with
palms, ferns, and quantities of pink
Japanese lilies, one Interesting feature
of the decorations being an extremely
tall Japanese vase filled with the pink
Mrs. Gillett Hill nm rccetve her
guests in a gown of purple chiffon over
satin embroidered In silver.
The tea table, which will be presided
over by Mrs. Spencer Wood and Mrs.
LeRoy Tuttle, will be adorned with low
Japanese bowh. filled with pink lilies.
Others nho Rill assist will he Mr'
-Walter McLean. Mrs, Charles Price,
jjiss Amaryius Ulllctt. Mrs. M. L.
Tucker, Miss Kathryn Hitchcock, Miss
Ruth Hitchcock. Miss Dorothy Brooks.
Miss Esther Foote. Miss Julia Vail,
and Miss Frances Ufflnger.
Dates for At Homes.
Mrs. Pomcrene. ulfe of Senator
Pomerenc or Ohio, will ie at home to
morrou nftfrroon at the Hlghlandb.
and will :,c with her the ladles of
liie onto delegation in Congress.
Mrs. Z. T. Carpenter will be at home
tomorrow afternoon from I until 7
o'clock at 1017 S Htreet.
J. I'. Hill, of Maryland, will re
ceive informally at the Raleigh to
morrow afternoon from 3 until !
Mrb. Fred Dubois, of the Calio, w.U
receive tomorrow from 4 until 0 o'clock.
Mrs. Perky, wife of Senator Perky
of Idoho will be with her after 5
o'clock. Mrs. Dubois will receive for
the last time this season next Thurs
Mrs. Judbon C. Clements and Miss
Dulaney will receive tomorrow after
noon. Miss Clements will not be at
Mrs. Williams I". Iemon will be at
homo t onion ow and again on Jan
Mrs. I. IJ. Swormstead will be at
home omorrow nnd the first and third
Thurbdays or February.
Mrs. Briblow will not receive tomor
row, but will be at homo on January
s. wnen sne win navo with her Mrs.
Hcnry J" Allen, of AVIchlta, Kansas.
Mrs. A. A. Fries, wife of Malor Fries.
U. S. A., will not receive tomorrow, but
will be at home the following Thursday.
Mrs. Marline, wife of Senator James
E. Martlne, of New Jersey, will receive
tomorrow at the Cecil, when sho will
have with her Mrs. A. A. Fries.
"A Torawnied 'Existence." Great
Drama. Virginia. Today,
-- THE; WASHINGTON TBIES:
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Skinner Most Human and Sanest of All Actors -On
American Stage Today, Declares Julia Murdock
His View of "Hajj," the Beggar
Makes That Character a
PERHAPS OTIS SKINNER is the
most lntervle'wed actor In Amer
ica. He has been interviewed
on even sttbleCL from Chicken-
pox to the future oC the drama; has had
questions without number hurled at
him with the regularity and rapiaity oi
a gatllng gun by Interviewers,-blonde,
brunette, fat, thin, old. .young, male
and female. J
From Portland, Me., to Portland. Ore.,
and from Atlanta clear through the al
nhnhet in Zanesvllle. he has told them
how he liked their city: has aired his
views on nearly every subject
In the world, and has told his
experiences from the time he first con
sidered the drama seriously, at JS a
week some weeks up to the present
time,, when he is the star in what is pos-'
slbly the best paying and mosttaiKea
about production of two seasons,
ntis skinner started his stage career
at $S a week. He didn't push Both or
Irving off their pedestals, or even uis
tnrh them, thefi or later., after his
salary had Jumped to 115 a week. But
he was absorbing experience In great
big gobs, so he told me last night, after
the last act.of "Kismet." in the dressing
room!n the National Theater.
Wife Supervises Interview
In Role of Chaperon.
Mrs. Skinner was present, so It was
all right for a woman interviewer to
"accept his Invitation to visit him in this
other tinconventional manner. He had
Just finished his last speech, and tho
people in front were feeling around for
their furs and" wraps. Throughout ten
scenes and thrqe hours and a quarter
he had moved through the wonderful
play of "Kismet."
He had started as a beggar in the
dirt in front ,of the temple doors, and
for a day Jic had lived a life of" amaz
ing Incident, a life full 'of splendor and
clamor, a day of audacious occurrences
which had ended pitifully In the cry. "I
am tired." In the end HaJJ, the beg
gar, the coxcomb, the thief, the doting
parent, the culprit, the assassin, the
avenger, had given way to HaJJ, the
very human creature who asserted him
self. Looking toward his former scat be
side the mosque doors, the seat where,
as a beggar, he had sat In rags and
tatters for fifty years, and where his
fathen and grandfather had tat before
him. he had shooed aside the other
beggar who had usurped his scat on
the stone during his very brief period
Datiunriatinn nf Rpercrar
Who Had Lived For One Day.
"Out of my seat, thou one-ecd dog,"
he had exclaimed, "what cur art thou?"
The other beggar had whined back at
"Thou didst give it me at dawn."
"And I take It agdln at dark." HaJJ
had replied. "lTp, thou one-eyed curse,
thou louse trap! Learn to renounce.
Relief is not cure. Many stomach remedies relieve as long as
you take them, but when you stop, your stomach is in worse shapa
than ever. Such remedies are simply digestives, they do the work
the stomach ought to do.
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by making the weak stomach so strong and vigorous that it is soon
able to digest food as nature intended it should do.
Stop the digesters right now and let MI-O-NA put your stomach
in fine shape in a few days as it surely will do. A 50 cent box will
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To the Caliph I may be dirt, but to
the dirt I am the Caliph."
Thus the curtain had descended upon
the renunciation of the beggar who had.
lived one day, and while HaJJ. suddenly
grown decidedly human, wiped away
the grease paint which had transformed
him from a very modern twentieth cen
tury citizen Into a picturesque Arab
soldier of fortune, Otis Skinner permit
ted. his Interviewer to go the limit in
asking questions of him upon a variety
of subjects, Including this play of "Kis
met," which Is Uio Arabic word for
fate, and which has meant very kind
fate, indeed, for himself, for Mr. Knob
lauch, the author of the play, and for
Harrison Grey FIske, tlie producer.
Skinner Is, to my mind, the sanest,
healthiest, and most human of all tho
American actors. His llfo has been
clean and strangely free from the sen
sationalism that seems to taint to somo
extent the leading people of the stage.
He Is a family man In every sense or
the word, perhaps becaufC of his carly
unhrlnirlnir his father wis a Unitarian
minister, and his mother an artist whoi
she took upon herself the more Import
ant task of being a wife and mother.
Skinner Boasts of His
Garden In Bryn Mawr.
To know Otis SKInner as he is, away
from the footlights, one might Imagine
him to be a prosperous man with a resi
dence within commuting distance of
WEDNESDAYr JANUAKY 15, 1913.'
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some large city. Thls.Is. in part, a fact.
The Skinners have a beautiful place at
Bryn Mawr, a short rfdo from Phila
delphia. Otis Skinner's favorlto occupa
tion, ho confided to me, 1b digging. Not
at books, but In tie dirt, every morning
He boasts that his garden Is a wond
erful garden, a garden that has all the
other gardena aoout Bryn Mayer beat
en to a pulp. Mrs. Skinner's gardens.
too, when she 'isn't too busy 'with the
diversified duties that accompany her
position In Bon Mawr social, educa
tional, and philanthropic circles. Pres
ident of one woman's.' club, and active
member In many others, her life is
full of activity. Before her marriage,
Mrs. Skinner was known to the theater
going public as Maud Durbln, and
gave up her position as leading woman
for Mr. Skinner to become his wife.
There domestic life Is Ideal, made more
so by the existence of a charming
daughter, Cornelia, who Is remarkable
In more wuvs than one. Her wit, ami
brilliancy, her clever little sallies were
recorded in the public press to such
an extent that she was placed in a
boarding school and strjet orders wero
given that this young perbon'a doings
were not to be repeated In print. It
is said that she was the Inspiration for
Mrs. Josephine Preston Peabody's play,
"The Piper" which received hist year
the Stratford prize, and In fact the
little girl suggested to Mrs. Peabody
the outline, and much of the plot of
the play as it exists In Its present form.
Otis Skinner is as full of ideas and
Miss Wood Makes.
Keeping in close touch with
the latest New York modes,
you are assured of smart style
and individuality, and you are
guaranteed a faultless fit and
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Actor Likes to Dig in His Garden
at His Summer Home Near
opinions as a nut .Is full of meat. One
can talk to him ten minutes and come
away with enough material for a mag
azine story. He knows the drama
frontwards and backwards!, and both
ways from the middle. He would have
one believe that' he is lazy, and he pro
tests that he Is not a student, but
everybody who has the privilege of his
acquaintance knows better. His part
in "Kismet" is longer than Hamlet.
In fact it requires one hour and twenty
minutes for his lines, alone, and he
knows, besides, the lines of every char
acter in me piay.
The 'creator of HaJJ on the stage is a
finely set up type of Yankee American
with bits of gray In his dark hair. He
has a singularly alive, full-eyed counte
nance, and when he walks he does so
with a sturdy, decided strength which
explains the Impetus he gives to HaJJ.
He Is a physical dynamo hitched to the
mind of a star.
Mr.-Skinner .says, that he has never
acted arolou which laid such demands
upon his mental and physical strength.
"I train Just as carefully as a ball
player or a pugilist," he commented,
"I am abstemious in everything diet,
sleep and exercise. It's the only way
1'can keep up to tho demands of the
"HaJJ. to me. has the mind of a bad
boy, and the only way one can explain
his vagaries and caprices in 'Kismet'
is by attributing them to Juvenility.
There Is a youthful gusto, venom and
superficiality in everything' 'the beggar
does." ' '
Despite tho success that Otis Skinner
has achieved in his dramatic career
he is still in his 40s he says, when
anyone questions' him about adopting
the stage as a career ,
"Don't do it!
"But you're a fool if you take my ad
vioe," he adds with a smile.
And thcr'sOU3 Skinner for you.
Topic of Lecture
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Description of tho Islands of Jersey,
Guernsey, Alderney and Sark, with
numerous photographs, will be given
by Miss Elizabeth V. Brown, author
and lecturer. In, the auditorium of the
Public Library this evening under the
auspices or the League of American Pen
Women. Miss Brown, who Is superin
tendent of public Instruction In the pub
lic schools, has spent several months in
the island? and has obtained a good
deal of interesting data about them.
Y. M. C. A. Busy Reading
Books in Year
According to the report of Librarian
Byron jermaln Jones, the branch of
tho Public Library in the Y. M. C. A.
building put 11.476 books into circulation
last year In addition to 2.9 consulted in
the Y. M. C. A. reading rooms. Of the
books in circulation 7.250 were fiction
and 629 were Juvenile.
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For TheTimes' Children"
Just Before It's Bedtifife
-HOW BILLY PIG
T was just after Christmas that
Billy Pis- was walking down the
road not far from his home whea
he met Billy Qat. - -
"Good morning;" said Billy -Goat.
"what makes "you so thin, and white.
you look as though jrou had not had
anything to eat In a month."
"I bare been without eating 'for a
Ions time." replied Billy Pi. "I doa't
know whether It has been a month or
not, I have been sick."
"You look It." replied. Billy Goat,
"what has been the matter'
"I don't know," replied Billy Pi; "feut
mother said I was side and she put
me In bed. I didn't feel sick a bit bat
she said I was and I had to stay-in
a dark place and couldn't have -anything
"Oh, I see, I see!" said. BHIy Goat,
with a laugh. "I guess she kept you
In bed to save .you.'
To save me from what?" asked BHIy
"From making- a Christmas dinner for
someone," answered Billy Goat, with a
laugh. "Don't you know that you were
a very fine, fat pis Just neiore nnst-
Billy Pis looked verysrave.. "I had
not thought, about tbaV he replied. "$
thought mother kept me in bed'Just tor
be unkind to me and I cried and fussed:
all 'the time. One day a man came ana
innked nt me and said: 'He Is as lean
as a bean pole: he won't do I squealed
and tried to get up from my bed for I
was sure he had something for me to
at and mother made me keep quiet. I
thought she was very cruel and trytas
to starve me ana i tnea to run wW
when she went out."
"It Is a sood thing for you that you
did not run away from her." said BUly
Goat, "because you' would have found
something to eat and by Christmas you
would have been in nice condlUonfor
tlie table." m ,
"I guess that Is so." replied BUly Pis.
"but I am awfully hungry right, now,
although I had a nice breakfast. I
wish I knew where I could find some
nice potatoes and meal."
"Come with me. You certainly do
Biilv Goat took Billy Pis to airn
across-a field, and .there In one cower
Billy Pis sa.fr a pile of smaU potatoes,
i . i..t. rnr a ittti our like himself. J
When he at.last had eaten his fill his
sides were filled out? and he could hardly
walk. Billy Goat had not waited for
him. and when Billy Pis started for
home he took a short cut across a pond.
It was frozen solid, and the Ice was
verry smooth, so that when he stepped
on it with his hard feet they slid out
from under him and he landed on his
back before he realized what had hap-
Try'as he would. Billy Pig could not
regain his footing again and he wiggled
about on his back until he was cold and
exhausted with squealing.
"Oh! dear," he cried. "I wish I had
not been so greedy. Mother told me
not to go away from the road and not
to cat anything until she gave me my
supper. If I had minded her I should
not be here. Perhaps no ono will hear
m and I will freeze to-death."
But someone did hear Mm.
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the dog at the farm, and ha canaerH&H
lng ,over the field and on to the,. ic&T
He poked at 3Uly Pis .with his -nose-
I nd ed that BHIy Plp
uiuu&uk 4113 hub .ttuuui iu cai mm.
"You have been Into my master's,
barn." said the dog; 'aad'yott nave
eaten so many potatoes that did" not bej
long to you that you deserve to stay
here you' hare falles.' '
The dos pokeet-Billy-Pls,Hnta.he."was
at..the'end .DfheJaKaBd cihereiUly
Pl was ablefto'get'oawhla SeeO&a-
he raafor home without thasiB't8et
dds'roKhIs'hel lp?fact;?heald sitteU
sure that he had Intended- to helpjjWar
but rather .to "frighten 'him-and make
him more miserable. v
His mother stood" In the doorwaar"
watchlnarfor hlrn "Where In theVorid
have you been?" she asked. ., "Herejwu
have been sick In bed, and thVfirst.
time I let yon so 'out" you-stay away
until almost dark! ..Do you want -to 'geC
sick asalnr " l '
"O mother."- said Billy Els. cryfos as
he talked, "X have been a very bad fel
low and a moat ungrateful sonr I
thought you were keeplns me Jn bed
Just to be unkind to-me; and BUly Goat
told me If ypu had' not done 'so I "might
haVe been a" Christmas dinner for some
one. 'And then I' was bad todayaad
did not mind you but went 'to. the bam,
across, the field and ate a lot c'f "pot?
toes and I fell on the Ice, and the farm-.
er"s dos came and barked at me -and I
thought he would eat' me. "O. dear, X
was so frightened.'
"You go rlsh't tb bed,", said bis
mother. "There is plea tyvof-time yet
for you to be a dinner for someone.
New Year Day Is comlnsv apd. I see
the only, way to save-you is to keep
you In the house and: lambed. You.
will be fat by New YearDay If I let
yotf Out, for the first thing you da
is to eat until you cannot hold any
BiHv Pis did as-his mother told him.
and not a word .did he say. He has
learned that his mother knewjjjeat.
and he had no wish to be a dinner
fr Kn-ion s e cuddled under
tno bed clothes and -was soon asleep
feeling sure Jils mother would save
him from all harm, and when It -was
quite safe for him to be about she
would call him to a nice hot bowl
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