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THE WASHINGTON TIMES; WEDNESDAY, JANTAHY 20; 1910.
News Notes and Gossip
of Washington Smart Set
Many Entertainments Are
Planned by the Leaders of
Society in Washington.
Gossip of Hostesses.
Tlio President ami Mrs. llson were
hosts last evening for the second of
the two (llplomntlc (linnets of the.
White House season. The German
ambassador. Count von Iternstorff,
vns the ranking guest, and the en
oys of the central powers together
with the diplomatic renicsetitatives
of tho neutral nations mid a few ad
ditional guests made up tho party of
sixty. The dinner paralleled In bril
liancy and the observance of diplo
matic precedent the dinner given
last week with the Krcnch ambassa
dor and tho icprescnlatlvcs of the al
lies as the principal gi'csls.
Mrs. AVllson wore one of the hand
somest toilettes in her trousEeau. It
was of white satin, the gown cm
luoldured and fuithcr embclllshod
with silver lace. Silver lace and tullo
formed tho low cut bodire. and n
train gave grace and distinction to
the short, full skirt, which showed
dainty silver s'.ippeis.
Pink snni.dragons and maidenhair
ferns decorated the horseshoe shaped
table sot in tho state dining room.
Those uresent woic the President and
Mrs. Wilson, the imperial German am
bassador, the Ambassador of Brazil and
Mme. da Gama. tins Ambassador of
Spain and Mine. Rlano. the Ambassador
of Chile and Mmc. Suarcz-Mtijlca. the
Secretary of State and Mis. Lansing,
the minister of Portugal, tho Minister
of Bolivia, and Mine. Calderon. the Min
ister of Switzerland and Mine. Hitter,
tho Minister of Norwav and Mmc. Hryn,
the Minister of Uruguay and Mmc. de
Pena. tho minister of Guatemala, tho
Minister of Sweden and Mine, likengron.
the minister of Denmark, the minister
of Panama, the Minister of Nicaragua
and Mine, f'haniorro. the minister of
the Netherlands, the Siamese minister,
the minister of Persia, the Minister
of Haiti and Mme. Menos. the Minister
Of Cuba and .Mine, tie Cesnedes. tho
minister of Venezuela, the Minister of
Salvador and Mme. Zaldlvar. the
Chinese Minister and Mrs. Koo. Senator
James P. Clarke. Senator John V.
Kern. Congressman and Mis. James It.
Mann, the Charge d'Affalres of Turkey
and Mme. Hussein 15ev. the charge
d'affaires of Austria-Hungary. the
Charge d'Affalres of Argentina and
Mmc. Quintana. tho charge d'affaires of
Greece, the charge d'affaires of Colom
bia, the Second Assistant Secretary of
State, the Third Assistant Secretary of
State, tho director general of the Pan
American I'liion. Mr. and Mrs. Rolfe K.
Boiling. Miss Nona McAdoo. Miss Ber
tha Boiling. Miss Maude K. Clark. Miss
"Wilson, Miss Helen Woodrow Bones,
Jlolvilln A. Clark, and Lieut. Edwin -M.
After dinner Miss Maude K, Clark and
Melville A. Clark, harpists, played.
The.r program included "Mazurka." by
Schuecker; Patroulllc." by Hasscl
mans: "Song Without Words." bv HocI
zel. played by Mr. Clark, and "Winter."
by Thomas: "Fiintaslo in B Major." bv
Alvors: "Dance of the Sylphs." bv
Godefroid. played bv Miss Clark. Jointly
thev played "Midsummer Night's
Dream." bv Mendelssohn, and "Flou
lettc." by Itogers.
A. Gordon Jones is entertain
ing this afternoon at the second of the
eerlcs of informal bridge parties she is
giving tills season. Today .Mrs. Frances
Robinson is tho guest of honor and the
bridge party will bo followed by a
small tea for u number of old friends
of Mrs. Robinson, who has returned ?u
Washington, her old home, after an
absence of several years. Mrs. Thomas
Taliaferro and Mrs. Howard Nyman
will preside at the tea table.
Mrs. Colin Livingston will be hostess
at tea this afternoon at her residence
hi Kenyon street in compliment to her
daughter, Miss Clarice Livingston.
T Ink roses and white lilacs will form
the centerpiece of the tt.u table and tho
drawing rooms are Bv wlt)l plnk
azaleas and white lilacs.
Mrs. Livingston will be assisted by
Mrs. South Trimble. Mrs. Robert Tav
lor, Mrs. Harry Woodyard. .Mrs Kd
ward Clements, Miss Margaret Trimble
Miss Sara Miller Miss Frances Fvnrts
?h SV,S Rt?s; of Montreal, who Is vis!
lung Miss Livingston.
Tho program of the Friday
-Mrs. 'timothy T. Ansberrv is the
ruest in whoso honor Air's. Victor
Kauffmiinn Is entertaining at tea this
artcrnoon. Airs. Cone Johnson and Airs.
. J.i .nr,,s wi" iwldc at tho tea
tanle. Airs. Hampson Garv will he at
the punch buwl and others assisting
T.m K""ff'nann will be Airs. William
Hill Airs. .. E. Mason. .Mrs. E. T
Pollock and Airs. Hubert Dent.
Tho Secretary of the Navy and Mrs.
Daniels were the honor gnosis -,t H
dinner last evening, with Chief Naval
Constructor and Airs. David W. Tav'or
as hosts. Invited to meet Secretaryand
? ' ?.",l.e,s we,' Kt'nr Admiral and
Airs. AMUiam S. Benson. Naval Con
structor and Airs. Robert Stock.
Naval Constructor and Airs. John f
Beuret, and Commander and Airs. Dud
Congressman C. At. H-.-nilton mil
Mrs. Hamilton entertain. .1 al ,11,,,,, r
last night at the Shoi chain, having
unions their guests Com.i tsman and
Arrs. Thomas Dinn, Mrs. Kersh'ier
Mrs. William il.. Dunn and MU-j
Aliss Mario N. Sanner has cards cu'
for a dance on February 7 in ho:i ir
of her house guests. Alii': Evelyn i'
Jarden. of Philidelphta, and M'ss
Gwendolyn E. Tnvlor. of Camden. N. J.
Airs. Henry Churchill C.r.u nnd i."i
sister, Allss Mayher, will bo at hci.io
informally tomorrow fiom :: to i; o'eloc.;
at their residence, 1!'25 Calvert street.
AIs. S AL Smith win Ik .-toss at a
luncheon yoterd iv pt the Shnreh.im,
entertaining Airs. W. W. Spalding, Al-s.
AVilllam .. Holloway, Mr' Whltmor.
Airs. James W. iluriey, A.'is. Rlclia-1
D. JaoKson, Airs .Martin :. Tieneh,
Airs. Hendrlck. Allss M. l-iter. Mi .
Frank. Airs. Andrew AV. Aioses, ani
The annual meeting of the Junior
League of the City of Washington will
be held today at the home of Miss
Frances Carpenter, 122:' Connecticut
avenue. Airs. John William Thompson
will preside. The final arrangements
for the annual entertainment at Rau
scher's, February (J and 7, will be dis
cussed. Col. Charles T. Alenoher. after spend
ing a few days with Airs. Alenoher at
Fort Aljor. has returned to Rock Island
arsenal. Mrs. Gardiner W. Kimball, of
Philadelphia, has been the guest of
Mrs. Alcnohr for the past two weeks.
Lieut, and Mrs Edwin P. Parkei and
Jut John M Eager, of Foi t Myer.
will leave Washington this week for
1 Vila m a, -where Lieutenant Parker and
"'I'lion at mo congressional Club will ' l,on ulls auernoon in compliment to
'"elude this week a reading bv Aliss ' lflss Lois Root Goodnow, daughter of
Caldwell and a song- recital with Allss ' ,Jr- l;"ra,1, J- Goodnow, president of
l.cckio as tho soloist. Tea will follow 'onus Hopkins University, and Airs,
at o o'clock. Goodnow whose marriage to John
Lieutenant Eager will Join the Fourth
Col. nnd Mrs. William H. Arthur en
tertained at dinner last evening at their
residence In Lnmont street, having as
their guests surg. Gen. nnd Mrs. Will
iam C. Gorgas, Brig. Gen. nnd Mrs.
Honry p. McCain, Col. and Mrs. Isaac
W. Llttcll, and Col. and Mrs. George .
Mclvcr. Tho tnble was charmingly
decornted with pink Enchantress carna
tions una mignonette.
Lansing, wife of the Secretary
of State, will receive this afternoon
at her residence In Eighteenth street.
She will be assisted by her mother,
Mrs. John "W. Foster, i"rs. James It.
Mann, Miss Helen Cannon, Mrs. Ern
est W. Roberts, Airs. Charles C. Mc
Chord. Mrs. Horace I.urton. Jr., Mrs.
Max Kaurfmann, anil Miss Lansing.
A number of the other Cabinet
hostesses will bo at homo during tho
afternoon among them Mrs. McAdoo,
wife of tho Secretary of the Treasury.
With Mrs. McAdoo will be Mrs. Georgo
Rublee, Miss Katharine Overman, Miss
Laura Harlan, Mrs. John Harrison
Knnpp, and Miss Thomas, daughter
of Senator Thomas.
Mrs. Garrison, wife of the Secretary
of AVar, is suffering from a slight
attack of grip and will not rccelvo
Mrs. Thomas "Watt Gregory, wife of
the Attorney General. Is observing
Wednesday .afternootl at home during
tho season after a pleasantlv informal
manner. Today she will be assisted by
Mis. Cain, of Dallas. Tex.: Mrs. Dowdy,
MIp Hendricks, Miss Llndsav Satter
lield. Mrs. N. C. Gregory. Miss Jane
Gngory, and her house guest. Miss
Cornelia Keasbev. of Texas.
Albert Sidney Burleson, wife of
the Postmaster General, will also be at
home Informally. She will have with
her Mrs. Thomas P. Gore. Mrs. Ira C.
Copley. Mrs. James Brown Scott, Mrs.
Bush Brown, and Miss Burleson.
The Postmaster General and Mrs.
Burleson will be hosts at dinner on Fri
Mrs. Daniels. wife of the Secretary or
tho Navy, will receive this afternoon
from 3 to 0 o'clock. She will be as
sisted by. Mrs. Nathan T. Brvan, Airs.
Charles S. Johnson, Allss Page, Airs.
Henry Brackenrldge, Airs. Adelaide
Worth Bagley, AIis. Louisa Key Norton.
Airs. S. J. Tribbie. Airs. Warren Ballev.
Airs. Charles C. Van Dyke Airs. Clvde
H. Tnvenner. Allss Bertha Boiling, -Mrs.
D. W. Wurtzbaugh,-Airs. J. H. Dayton,
Airs. Gustavus G. Reinlger, Allss Mar
garet Trimble, Allss Anne Carson, Allss
Jeannette Cowan, Allss Georg'a Scho
neld. Allss Ethel Bagley, .Miss Cora
liagley and Aliss Evelyn Cleaves Dan
It Is and Allss Evelyn Jackson who arc
Mrs. Daniels' guests.
Airs. l.aiie, wife of the Secretary of i
the Intel lor, will not be at home this
afternoon owing to illness In the fam
Airs. Houston, wife of the Secretary of
Agriculture, and .Mrs. Redfield. wife of
the Secretary of Commerce, will also be
at home today. Airs. Redfield will bo
assisted by Airs. Dudley Hughes, Mrs.
Edwin Grosvenor of Amherst, Alass. ;
Airs. Sweet, Airs. Edward Pratt. Airs.
Thomas Armat, Allss Alary Hoof, and
Airs. Charles Drury.
Aliss Agnes Hart Wilson will rccelvo
this aftc-noon for her mother. Airs.
William B. Wilson, -at the home of tho
Secretary of Labor. In Wyoming ave
nue. At tho home of Airs. John Jav While,
in R street, yesterday morning. Almc.
Clarence Buel, of New York, gave :i
delightful French reading of Fmneols
Cop two's "La Luthler do Cremone."
Among those present were Airs. Gibson
Fahnestock. Airs. Charles Warren. Allss
lianslng. Airs. James Hamilton Lewis.
Airs. John C. Fremont. Airs. Georgo
Rublee. Aliss Lydla S. Blddle. and Airs.
Next Wednesday Afrs. White will en
tertain the members of tho French
reading class and their guests at lunch
eon. The play will be "Alon Ami Teddy."
a comedy by Rivoire and Besnard.
Airs. Ezra Koon was hostess nt a
prettily appointed luncheon this after
noon when the guests Included Airs.
Charles AlcChord. Airs. Edward Lof
tus. Mrs. William Bally Lamar. Airs.
William F. Kelley. Mrs. Eldridge
Moore. Airs. Frederick Wesson. Airs.
1 Thomas Hutchinson, Airs. Delos
j Blodgett, Airs. Thomas Lockwood,
Mmc. Roso, and Allss Sedgely.
I Airs. Koon and Miss Edith Koon will
be at home Tuesday afternoon.
Airs. Junius W. AlacAIurray and AlisV
-"ac.uuiray will entertain at a recep
! Van Antwerp AlacAIurray will take
place in Baltimore on February 19.
Aliss Gclnow, who will spend the
week with Airs. AlacAIurray, will be
the honor guest at a dinner which
Airs. AlacAIurray will givo on Frl.lay
night and at several informal enter
tainments. The Alinister of Sweden and Alme.
Ekengren will entertain cightri'ii
guests at dinner tonight In honor of
the .Secretary of State and Airs. Rob
Assistant Attorney General and Airs.
Charles Wairen will entertain at a
dinner of fourteen covers tomorrow
evening in compliment to the Attor
ney General and Airs. T. W. Gregory.
Airs. Thomas P. Goie will be hostess
at luncheon Saturday, with Airs. Thom
as Watt Gregory as the guest of honor.
Allss Mary Temple will entertain in
foimally at dinner at the Willard Sun
Airs. AVilllam Barrett Ridgely has
cards out for a luncheon Thursday,
Airs. William 11. 'Thompson, wife of
Solictor Thompson, will not be at home
tomorrow, but will icceive Thursday,
Hcrris Homnio'id. of Yew Yor. son
of Air. and Mrs. lohn Hays Hammond,
Is at the Willard for a lew das.
1 lent. W'llinm S. AlcClintle V S N.,
and Airs AlcCiintic are nNo slopprig
nt the Wil'nrd. Other arrivals thorn
eslerdav wie M-. an.' Airs. Frodoiiok
G. Ilrsteltor. win cinie un from th.-lr
nlm e it Broad Run 'n.: Mr. and Alts.
J. '. Bri nner. of ftnn'nrd I'niveisitv,
California: Air. and Airs. Horace AL
S.iile. of r.osicn. with thole twi voting
s"os. and Allss Aiaigniet Winslnvv. pi.d
FMiott Noithrote of Huiitlnuton. V,
Vn . former Fnlted States minister to
Airs. Fred Dennett and Allss Dorothy
Dennett will not be at home tomorrow
but will receive on tho afternoon of
Thursday, February 3.
Airs. Claude Swanson will not re
ceive tomorrow afternoon, but will bo
nt home Thursday. February 3 and 17
Senator and Airs. Swanson will be
hots nt dinner February 1, when they
will entertain in compliment to the
Secretary of the Treasury and Mrs.
McAdoo mid ncnin February L' when
the Vice Piesident and Mrs. Alarsliall
will be theguests of honor.
Cent .1. H. Glnnon. 1. S. .. on ,
mandaiit at the n.v Ynril and Mi'
Glenimn will ha' e sixteen guests for
Items of Interest and Impor
tance of Past, Present, and
Future Among Official and
dinner tonight to meet Miss Mny
Uleaves Daniels, who is Malting tho
(secretary of the Navy and Mrs.
Captain nnd Airs. Glennon enter
tained at dinner last nigh:, having ni
their guests Adnnial and Mrs. Edwnnl
H. Gheen. Pay Director and Mrs. Rnh
! rosier, I'ay Inspector and Mrs. E. W.
Ponnuffon. Jledlcal Inspettor and Mts.
Charles H. T. Lowndes, Lieut, and
Mrs. AV. W. Smyth, Miss Florenco
Gliren, and Major P. S. Brown, V. S.
AlcVay. wife of Commander
Charles B. AlcVny, will be ut homo t'.iU
afternoon for the last time tills season.
Mrs. Joseph Strauss wi.". be at tno
An Interesting wedding took place In
M cstmlnster, Md today, wlien Miss
Hannah Elizabeth McConrlck. daugh
ter of Mr. nnd Airs. Alexander TL .Mo
Cormick, formerly of this e'ty, became
tho bride of William Herbert Shrlvcr.
-on of Gen. Herbert T Shrlvcr and
tho late Airs. Shriver. of AVcstminster.
Cardinal Gibbons prrformod tho cere
mony, which took place at high noon
nt St. John's Roman Catholic Church.
A breakfast for the members of tho
two families and a few Intimate frle".ds
followed at the norne of Air. anil Airs.
AlcCormlck, In Westmhirter. !'.
Virginia AlcCormlck and Allss IsaVl
AlcCormlck. tho -.ounger fislers of tho
bride, were (lower ulrls. nnd Robn-t
T. Shriver was his brother's best man.
Allss AfcCorlmck. who !s n great fa
vorite In society m tills city. Is a niece
of tho lato Norman Gait.
The marriage of Allss Ida Johanna
von Lengerke. daughter of Justus von
Lengerke. and Robert Fleming, of tnl
city, will take place at S no o'clock
this evening at the !il!ld Prerbv
ierlan Church In Orange. N. J. Mr.
! Fleming and his bride will be at homo
after April 1, at lvrt? Allntwcod placi.
Air. and Airs. Thomas Alarean Chatnid
were hosts at a dinner party of twelve
covers last evening.
Air. and Airs. Robert Russell will en
tertain guests at dinner at the Willard
.Monday evening before tho Southern
Airs. Riley Gordon, of New A'ork. will
como to AVnshlngton early In February
for a visit to Senator and Airs. Claude
Rear Admiral and Mr" Rlchardicn
Clover will be hosts nt a dinner of
twenty-six cover tomorrow night at
the Army nnd Navy Cl'il,.
Assistant Secretary of 'N nr and AUr
Henry Breekenrlilge will entertain al
a dinner of eight covers tonight.
Airs. Horatio Armstrong, who is vl.-lr-Inc
her parents. Ah. nnd Mrs. J. R.
Fdsnn. was tho guest of honor a n
luncheon which Allss Do.othy Adams
Our Flag Chapter, D. A. It., gave n.
reception Inst night In the ball room
of the Cairo, which was decorated for
the occasion with tlags and ferns. The
guests were received by Miss AI. J.
Ramsey, regent; Airs. Al. G. Allen, Vice
regent; Allss J. G. Prathcr, Airs. J. !'.
Heal. Airs. Al. A. Kant man, nnd Airs.
11. L. Hodgklns, former national re
Airs. George Thacher Guernsey, State
regent of Kansas, who was to have
been tho guest at the reception, was
unexpectedly called homo on business
requiring Immediate attention.
A leature ot the program was the
patriotic address by the Rev. James
Shera Montgomery," ot the .Metropoli
tan Al. E. Church. Airs. W. S. Ucw
hirst made tho Introduction. Rcfiesh
ments were served. Among tho guests
erc Airs. Yung Kwoi, wile of the coun
selor of the Chinese legation; Airs.
Burnhatn, former .regent oi .Mercy
Warren Chapter, ot .Massachusetts;
Alr. Charjes Bassett, of Baltimore,
lormer national historian-general; Airs,
hraumhaugh. lormer national registrar
genernl; .Mrs. Woodbury Pulsifer, anil
Allss Alary Wilcox, former national re
Miss Pauline B. Potter was married
at noon to Rus&ell II. Carley of Con
necticut at the home of her mother.
Airs. K. A. Potter. 3219 Thirteenth street,
the Rev. Bernard Braskamp, pastor of
Gurley Alemorinl Church, officiating In
the presence of a small company of in
timate friends and relatives. The draw
ing rooms were decorated with pulms
and various pink and white spring
flowers. Before the ceremony, Allss
Hazen Potter, sister of the bride, sang,
"I Love You. Truly," and Allss Lucile
Fale played the wedding march.
The bride, who was unattended, woro
a suit of midnight blue velvet trimmed
with skunk fur. u white satin hat with
trimmings of gold Istco and a paradise
Illume and a corsage bouquet of orchids
and lilfes of the valley. Her onlv orna
ment was a trand of pearls, the gift
of the bridegroom.
Air. and Airs. Carlev left immediately
after the ceremony for a Northern tiip,
I'pon their return, they will reside at
S21U Thirteenth street.
Allss Annabel Stockman entertained
at a linen shower In honor of Aliss Pot
ter, Saturday evening at the homo of
Airs. T. F. Aloore, 4008 Fourteenth
street. .Miss Potter was the recipient
of many beautiful gifts of linen. Among
the guests were Allss Grace Jarvls,
Allss Stella Wilson, Miss Lottie Arm
strong, Allss Cecllo Sale. Allss Ida
Hartlg. Allss Dorothy Lyles. Allss Eliza
beth Campbell. Allss Dorothy Partello
Aliss Annabel Stockman, Aliss Hazen'
Potter. Airs. T. F. Aloore, Airs. R. Pot
ter. Airs. F. G. Campbell, and Airs. .
On Alonday evening Allss Patter was
the guest of honor at a linen shower
"k,1 a.,..,,,!,. homo of ier sister. Airs.
A. B. Willis, at the Portner. bv the
clrls of her Sunday school class of the
Gurley Alemorlal Church. The decora
tions were carried out In blue and gold
the colors of the class. Games were In
dulged In and prizes awarded, the colors
of the class also being carried out In
Yi.V s' ,Aln!r: thoso Present were
Joung. Allss Alary Burkett. Allss Anita
Burkett. Miss Bertha Coleman A I,
Margery Young. Aliss Helen Toim
.Miss Ruth Harrlsson. AIl. L, .. A","?'
"r;iu M,Knti,,crlnc Gnx" x,ss i.oi , ;;
Lowe. Allss Frances Ott. Allss Emma
rimlc. Miss Jane Murphy, m ss Lailr?
Glllland. Allss Olive Young. A Is, Ruhv
Nevlns Allss Alay Slmnson Aliss FhTr
one Stelnhronner Allss Anna Morwm"
Miss Gretchen DicUerson Mr. V..n,. '
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V. H -ll'ltta,, A. '.-"."
Poller o.l m" ,r V, "'" .."' " ". A.
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Quakers Will Protest
A protest against preparedness Is to
bo voiced by Quakers of the Atlantic
Coast States at a mass meeting to be
held tonight at the Friends' Aleetlng
House. 1SI1 I street. Prominent Quakers
from all sections of the East have como
to Washington to attend the meeting
and discuss the preparedness campaign.
Thev have Invited a number of mem-hei-i
of Congress to attend the meeting
It Is stated that the ablest Quaker
leaders in the country will speak.
PLANNING TO IMPROVE
Ordinances Introduced in City
Council Would Authorize Ex
penditure of $25,000.
ALEXANDRIA, Jnn, ".-Streot im
provements to cost $25,000 are proposed
In ordinances Introduced In city council
last night and referred to tho commit
tees on streets and tlnauco. One reso
lution Is for a nineteen-foot bituminous
rondway on Russell road, extending
through Rosemont to Braddock Heights.
Another Is for a similar road on King
street from tho end of tho present vltrl
tled brick to Jnnncy's lane. Each would
The third provides for a roadway of
tar macadam on Duko street, from
the Stone bridge to the railway via
duct, to cost $5,300. Tho committee on
streets reported that tho city engineer's
estimate for tho resurfacing of nortn
Washington street, from AVytho street
to tho city line, was $2,500. and that
$1,000 would be the cost of Improving
tho extreme end of south Washington
Enforcement of tho compulsory sewer
tap law, which was to go into effect
today, was postponed until August 1.
Councilman Desmond said more than
12,000 was paid to the city for sewer
laps lRst year and approximately $1,5JU
In the current month.
Preliminary steps toward the city tak
ing over. the Alexundrla Light Infantry's
Armory were begun when tho commit
tee on finance and public property was
empowered to employ nn attorney to
prepare a deed for tho property and to
take it over, provided that the cost to
tho city does not exceed $3,C0ii.
R. H. Carllii. AI. S. Keen. AVilllam
Westlcy, and Charles D. Wood, of this
rlty, have been nppolnted to the mem
bership committee of the Navy League
of the United States.
The banquet of the Alexandria Auto
mobile Club tonight in tho Westminster
building Is expected to draw together
all the nutomoblllsts of the city, and
several Invited guests. The speakers
will bo W. C. Adamson, of Georgia;
Charles C. Carlln. of tills city; Georgo
I'. Coleman, State highway commls-i
sioner, nnu J. J . unicneioer aim i-;. i. t
Kerguson. of the American Automobile!
Association. The committee In charge
Is composed of AVilllam A. Aloore, Jr.,
Harry Hammond and H. IJ. Kirk.
A spectacular fire, the second In
twenty-four hours, praitlcally destroy
ed the big coal chute in the Southern
rnllway freight yards in tho southeast
ern section of the city Inst night. Tho
damage Is estimated at r,,0iH).
Tile Civil Pervico Commission will
hold an examination here AIhicIi 4 to
souro ellglbles for the noMtlons of
deputy collectors, cleiks. storekeeper,
and caugers In the Internal revenue
Airy. Kate Waller Kairelt and Mlj
Kitty Steelo Barrett, who went to Wide
water. Vn.. to attend tho wedding of
Allss I.lta AValler Hnrrett and Kdward
Alfriend. have returned home.
In tho corporation court vextcrdav a
divorce was granted AInrv .. Wilson
from Marry I... Wilson on the ground of
Tho remains of George I.. Carter were
taken to tlrownsvllle. Aid., this morning
Congressman Kcss of Ohio will speak
at the laymen's meeting in tho Itl h
inond Theater next Sunday afternoon.
Advance copies of tho "Campaigns
and Unities of the Armv of Nurtlu rn
Virginia" linvo reached this city. The
author is George Wise, of ibis citv,
also the author of the "History of the
Seventeenth Virginia. Infantry."
A meeting in the Interest of tho re
lief of the Hebrew war sufferers will
be held nt the ElUs' Auditoiluni tonight.
The sspeakeis will lie Senator Claude A.
Swanson of Virginia ; Charles C. Cnr
liu. of this city. Alisi Ala.icl Iaiardinan,
of the American lied Cross; Airs. Kate
Waller Barrett, Dr. Abram Simon, of
Washington ; the Rev. K. V. Register,
and Dr. Louis Snict.
The Rev. Charles AI. Bart of St. Te
resa's Roman Catholic Church. Is In
Florida, where lie went to regain his
health. Tho assistant pastor, the Rev.
Schueeweiss, Is in charge of the parish.
Electa Chapter, No. :', O. E. S. met
last night for degree work. Airs. Lula
'It. Eno, worthy matron, presided, as
sisted b- Aruthr L. Simpson, patron.
Anacostla Council. No. 10, jr. o. I". A.
At., last night admitted eight new
members and acted on a number ,f new
applications. Plans were furthered for
the class initiation at Reno Council on
Kvbiuary 7. At the close of the meeting
plans lor a branch of the Daughters ot
America were made. About lortv 'women
The Ladies' Guild of Emmanuel
Church met yesterday afternoon to
make plans for a pastry sale.
Employes of the Government Hospital
for the Insane gave a dance last night.
Alusic was furnished by the hospital
orchestra, under J. B. Caldwell.
Alls. B. Downey entertained at her
home, 14iW IT stieet on Sunday evening.
Those present were Allssea AI. Basse, of
Baltimore; A. Duffy, AI. Duffy, Anna
Dent, Dora Langley. R. iantermayer,
C. Schmidt, N. Achetetter. A. Beu
cheit, Alary Blrns, Kutio Downey. T.
Boyle, Alma Wood, Airs. Boyle, and
.Messrs. ' Kelly, Dougherty, Qulgley,
Shields, E. C Smith, Erank Lane. Ray
Dunn, Samuel Heff, Brant, AIcQuinn.
Samuel Schecn, S. J. Irwin, Alichael
Dawd, and W. B. Downey.
The Ladles' Altar Society, of St.
Teresa's Church, of whli Airs. Joseph
Peacock is the president, is ai ranging a
Congressman David J. Lewis address
ed a meeting of the Rlverdale grange
last night. The organization installed
the following officers elected at the
December meeting: Alaster, Harry A.
Hegarty; overseer, G. A. Alyer; stew
ard, Arthur Campbell; gate keeper,
Harry Peck; assistant steward, G.
Pratt: lecturer. Marry Burlingame;
chaplain, II. Carruthers; treasurer, Jo
soph L. Shipley; secretary. Airs. J. L.
Lane; flora, Airs. A. Hall: pomona,
Allss Castella; ceres, Allss Sumo
Campbell; lady assistant steward, Allss
Aiatgaret AIyei ,
The ladles' missionary society of the
First Presbyterian Church held a.
study class Ibis afternoon.
District No. 2 of the Prince Georges
County Sunday .School Association
held an institute at rfci! Herw n I're
bvtcrian Church Inst rht. Tho.-e
who spoke weie Airs Llinniv Powcl,
of W ashincton, and W, Ball.
Swing Is for National,
Not Political, Reasons
Acute Concern Felt in Government Circles Whether
President Can Make Country Understand Grave
Situation Which Confronts Nation Without
By JUDSON C. WELLIVER,
"President Wilson's speech-making swing around the circle is
made for national, not political, reasons.
"The President knows, better than anybody else, how grave a
situation the country confronts in its relations with the rest of the
"But, simply because his office gives him the best possible
knowledge, it also imposes upon him the necessity of the utmost dis
cretion in every utterance.
"It may be said that if this speech-making appeal to the nation
does not arouse the country to realize that something vastly bigger
than a national political campaign is in issue, then the tour will be a
CONCERNING ADMINISTRATION CIRCLES.
These remarks were made, with In
tense earnestness, by a high official of
the Admlnlstratlpn; one who has served
on many occasions as Its chosen spokes
man. Tho war. and its present and pros
pective effects on this countv. hod been
under discussion. The Mpenker did not
say that tho Impending danger to the
country Is In the field of Its foreign re
lations: but the milliner In which he
turned, suddenly and vehemently, from
discussion of the war to tho remarks
(Hinted, left the decided impression that
that was what he meant.
All through Administration circles in
Washington one finds the most acute
concern nbout the ducstlon whether the
President is going to make the country
understand what ho wants it to iinder-
withotit overstepping the pro
prieties in discussing diplomatic rela
tions It is obvious that the President can
not get on a platform at Kansas City
or Tombstone or Kalamazoo and di
vulge the confidential diplomatic cor
respondence of the State Department.
lie cannot say l kiiu mm u ",l "!,
twice been so near war that the Issue I
depended on the answer another coun
try would make to us;" nor can he
declare that there are questions penJ
Inc Hint may lirinir us to the same
! embarrassment, with poorer
for a peaceful outcome
He must not
name the countries witn wnicn our
relations are menacing. He must use
generalization and all earnestness in
impressing hu hearers.
Country Docs Not Understand.
And if, after he has done that, the
hearers go away believing that he Is
merely talking for party political
advantage, the effort will have been
Will the country be willing to be
lieve he is talking for the nation, not
merely for the Democratic party?
That Is what his associates in Ad
ministration leadership would like to j
There is in Washington a wide
spread fooling of depression over the
country's seeming inability to inter
pret and understand tho world sit
uation and this nation's part in it.
This sentiment is not confined to
Democrats, or to party leaders. It
Is to be found among men of all
parties. Republicans nie disposed io
blame the Administration for failing
to emplov its authority and prestige
to impress tho country properly; while.
Democrats feel that the Republicans
are plnving party politics with af
fairs too tremendously big to be
treated in such tilvial fashion.
When II was announced that the
President would make a nation-wide
speaking trip the common interpreta
tion was that he was seeking to gain
o..r.n,. fnl fl rJl ft V 1 O C isl O 1 1 VO. 11TO-
gram, In order to strengthen Demo
crats in the coming campaign. To an I
extent, of course, Democratic party
interests would be promoted by what
ever made for the popular approval,
and legislative success of Administra
tion measures. But tho nemocratlc
leaders are anxious, to an extent that
mere party men have seldom been, to
get a bigger estimate placed on this
appeal of the President.
View of the War Detached.
It Is one of the characteristic weak
nesses of democratic government, this
necessity to make the whole nation un
derstand. Tho American people have
neer taken much interest In foreign
affans; know little about interrelation
ships among European states; have had
small reason to estimate the real influ
ence that foreign "squabbles'' may ex
ert upon us. To bring them to ap
preciate the tremendousness of the
piesent woild-sltuatlon. and the inti
macy of our concern with it, is the
problem that men of vision In all
parties recognize as, for the moment,
of supremo Importance.
"It is almost unbelievable." said one
prominent Administration member, re
cently returned from a trip In many
States, during which he addressed sev
eral audiences and talked with thous
ands of people, "that there should be
such an utterly detached view of the
war as Is generally entertained west of
the Allegheny mountains and through
out tho South. It mleht about as well
he taking place in Mars. I have been
In some communities whose interest
and concern about It are Just about as
keen as they would be In the story of
a war fought 20,000 years ago. and
whose history had Just been unearthed
May Brinp; Fearful Crisis.
"Yet It Is perfectly possible that, even
If our own country Is never for a
minute, directly or Indirectly. Involved
in the war. Us economic effects on us
mnv bring a fearful crisis here. Where
woi.ld our prosperity go. for instance,
if bv nevt autumn the world's shortage
of merchant shipping should be so acute
as to make the disposal of our immenso
"K no longer is safe to sav that
'Kui ope needs our products even more
than we need to sell them: Europe will
irridr wavs to net them shipped.'
Perhaps Europe will not bo able to do
Coffee, 25c lb.
Almost a Breakfast
1325 F St. N. W.
that. Tho world iirer saw the day
when so much depended on free Interna
tional commercial movements as today.
The very States which yawn over tho
possibility that this country lias any
concern nbout Europe's war are rais
ing a wheat crop, for the next harvest,
bigger than ever before. Suppose when
that crop Is readv to sell hundreds of
millions of bushels moie than we need
at home there Is no wav to get
"Anvbodv who Is watching tho de
velopments of the world's shipping sit
uation Vnows that we arc moving to
ward Just so serious a situation as
The speaker was not urging a shinning
measure: ho was talking about cencral
conditions. And at this point he
brought In a possibility that has not
been much considered.
"Who realizes." he demanded, "that
events are marching right toward the
possibility of the Scandinavian nations
being dragced Into this war? Or that.
If they should come In. their ports
would be blockaded bv the British fleet
in an instnnt; their ships on every sea
would be hunted down, captured, sunk,
Ship Famine Possible.
"Do you realize that that would mean
withdrawal of millions of tons of
merchant shipping that the world ab
solutely must have in operation? Why,
to take the shipping of Norway, Sweden,
and Holland off the seas would be to
create a ship famine that would man a
commercial crisis. American business
would suffer more than any other, be
cause America Is doing more business
with Europe than anybody else. We
arc making products, goods, raVing
crops, growing meats, for the old
World demand. Supposing wc find our
selves unable to deliver; and wc may.
It Is no fnnciful notion."
Such Illustrations as the foregoing
Moobwarfc Si Xotbrop
New York WASHINGTON Paris
January Clearance of
1 5 Exclusive Suits at $45 Each.
Formerly Priced Up
These are very elegant
and exclusive suits, includ
ing French velveteen, satin,
velour de laine, chiffon
Scotch mixtures. The col
ors are bottle green. African
brown, green mixtures,
brown mixtures and the
popular plain colors of blue
and black." There nre Rus
sian blouse, belted and fall
flare models, and many are
fur trimmed. The size:
range from 34 to 42.
Fine Dress and Semi-Dress Suits
At $35 Each. Were Up to $57.50
Three-quarter, Russian, Belted, Full Flare and
Gathered-back Coats, some with detachable belts and
some with plaits; skirts are stylishly made. The ma
terials are the best and the colors latest, in all regular
sizes. Mostly one-of-a-kind styles remain. There are
the famous Stylish Stout Suits, made expressly for
stout women; fur trimmed, braid and plain tailored.
Sizes 34 to 48.
Suits at $25 Each.
Were Up to $45.
Imported gabardines, poplins, men's wear serges,
broadcloths and whipcords are the materials, in African
brown, gray, bottle green, navy blue and black. Sizes
range from 34 to 52. Suitable for wear now and dur
ing the early spring months.
Suits at $14.75 Each.
Were Up to $35.
This lot numbers in it about 50 Suits, comprising
gabardines, whipcords, poplins and broadcloths, and
they are belted, tailored and full box styles, many of
which are fur trimmed and some neatly braided'or dis
creetly left plain. Bottle green, African brown, plum,
navy ana DiacK are rue popular colors, bizes 34 to 44.
Til H a fiool. Ci st
BUSINESS HIGH TO
HOLD CLASS NIGHT
Lists of Graduates of Two and
Four-Year Courses Are An
nounced. Class night exercises of the four-year
mid-winter graduating class nt Business
High School will bo held tomorrow
evening, and commencement exercises
of both tho two and four-vear classes
will be held Alonday evening. Both will
be In the auditorium of the school.
Graduates In the two-year course fol
low: John Laden Bcight. James Stew
art Bowdcn. Charles William Wood Col
lier. Harry Jerome Cogswell. Adwln
Wigfnll Green, Albert Mniion Joseph.
Francis Joseph Kelly. Clclaiid Conway
AIcDevltt. John Frederic Rlchter. jr .
Aliiuiice Saks. William Webster Saun
tlers. Walter Edward Scott, and Carl
Robert Weaver: Ethel Veronica Atwcll.
Annr. Bertha Broechln, Kntherlno Alar
guerltc Byron, Henrletto Clssell, Edna
Jreno Cooke. Annie Conperthlte. Alnry
Alva Crlmmlns. Alarlo Elaine Gallnhorn.
Carolyn Elizabeth Kendrlck, Kath
ciinc Krupsavv, Helen .Marguerite
Lanigan, Katherlne AlcCIellan Lcckle,
Alargarct Hnvcnet Lewis, Alartha
Louise Lewis, Clara Lohse,' Alina
Alarie Pairo, Ida Cecelia Paxton, Eth
clee Estolle Perry, Esther Comfort
Rodlor, Louise Alarie Schwarzmann,
Alarie Catherine Shea, Blanche Alary
Slattery, Helen Sperling, Helen Alice
Strudley, Olive Alary Tracey, Ilattlc
Alae Updike, Frances Vagenhelm,
Nannie Virginia Willing. Edith Alar
ion Welty, Evelyn Alildred Wllej,
Edith Nellie Woodbrldge, and Elisu
Graduates in tho four-year course fol
low : William Lee Culllgan, Arthur
Knabe Fox, Charles Alorton Fry, Irwin
Gcnsberg. Jacob Goldberg, Benjamin
Jaffa, William Charles LeClalr. Frank
Henrv AInrks Wnltei 1 .owrv Alillor. nnd
It '.Jacob Sokol; .Marian Estelle Elsenstcln,
Harriet Porter Ferris, Edith Alarlo
Frjedrichs, Alarie Josephine Gardner,
Sndye Ruth Goldman, .Minnie Esther
Gorman, Ida Eleanor Lewis, Hilda Rutll
Rcagle, and Rose Wolf.
Automobiles in Crash.
An automobile owned bv O. P..
Xantzinger, and a taxicab driven by
l.o I". Connors were badly damaged
in a c iliision ut Tenth and G streets
lust night. (
are employed in effort to impress the
fact that America has a deeper and
more immediate concern about the war
than seems to be realized by mot peo
ple on this side the water. President
Wilson has cut out for "himself the task
of making the nation realize, and pub
lic men of both pai tics that Is, the men
ho themselves appreciate conditions -are
anxiously waiting to learn whether
he will succeed.
In effect, a fair analysis of the Demo
cratic leaders' discussions of this ques
tion lends to this:
Roosevelt has been using all his power
and intluence to arouse the countrj ,
Wilson Is going to try the Mime thing
Can Wilson add anything effective
where Roosevelt, thus far, has failed''
Neither Roosevelt nor Wilson. 1 Judge,
would be willing to admit that they
are both trying. In this regard, to do
tho same tiling. But they realli are.
Getting tho country awakened Is tho