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MRS. WILLIAM ASTOR'S TRIUMPH OVER NEW YORK SOCIETY.
/ITuiN the week tm greatest.
\ S triumph ever known in the
* J history of New York society
has been achieved by Mrs.
She is said to have rein
stated her beloved daughter Augusta
In fashionable society.
And not only has she persuaded fash
lon to apaln receive and acknowledge
her daughter, but she has succeeded in
paining for that recognition the seal
and approval of the church.
The most famous prelate of the most
most famous church of New York City
Signified by Ins presence on the auspic
ious occasion that the past is to be
Augusta Astor is the third daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. William Astor. It is
rumored that she was ever the favorite
daughter of her mother. At the ape of
19, when her stately mother was at the
zeinth of her power as a society queen,
the daintily lovely young girl— the pret
tiest of the Astor dauphters— was for
mally presented to the exclusive circles
of Xew York's society.
She stepped into society from the
most strict and careful surroundir.ps.
The mother of the heiress to a pood
ihare of William Astor's millions was
a lady of the old regime, and had the
ideas of her class as to the education of
a young girl.
Everybody predicted the greatest pos
sible success for a girl born under so
many lucky stars.
With lvr beauty and accomplish
ments, backed by her mother's un
bounded prestige and her father's lim
itless wealth, a great marriage was
THE past week has been marked
by an unusual preparation for
brilliant affairs to come. Num
berless invitations for el)
entertainments were 'issued, and
between times the entertainers rested or
discussed the promising outlook at small
"at homes." luncheons and dinners.
Invitations are now out for the wed
ding Of Miss Mac Miller and Marshall
Hale to be celebrated at St. I
Church on Wednesday evening. January
19- for the Borel Hall, on the evening of
January 20; for the Cinderella dance,
Wednesday evening, January 26, and the
sichorean dance, Wednesday, Febru-
Umisual attention is being devoted to
the Murphy fancy dress cotillon on Fri
day, February 4, at the Palace Hotel.
The very latest topic of Interest is the
dinner dance to be given by Mrs W.
F Whlttter at her elegant home on Jack
son street on Thursday evening, Febru
ary 3 One hundred Invitations have
been sent out for the entertainment.
The regular meeting of the popu.ar and
fashionable Friday Fortnightly was held
on Friday evening at Lunt s Hall. AlDj rt
Russell, witli Miss Kate Salisbury for his
partner, led, assisted by B. H. Sheldon.
In the first Bel were: Miss LUlie Follis,
Miss Fanny Baldwin, Miss Edna Hop
kins Miss Caro Crockett. Miss Muriel
Atherton. Miss Marg ret Salisbury, Miss
Mary Kip, Miss Romie Wallace, Miss
Berriice Drown, Miss Alice Spragu<
Florence Stone, Miss Linda Cadwallader.
Miss Freeborn, Miss Susie Blandlng and
Mi: Florence Josselyn.
Mrs L. L. Baker entertained a party
of sixteen at supper at her home on
Franklin street on Friday evening, after
the meeting of the Kortnightlys.
The engagement is announced of Miss
Flora Abraham and H. Aronson.
The engagement of Miss Rosie Pearl
and Charies Rubenstein is announced.
The engagement is announced of Miss
Clara E. McConnell. daughter of ex-Sen
ator and Mrs. McConnell of Nevada, to
David Milroy of this city.
The engagement is announced of Miss
S F.tta Graves of Stockton and H. 11.
Welsh of New York.
Mr and Mrs. G. Hamburger announce
the engag'-ment of their daughter Stella
to Harry Marks. They will receive Sun
day, January So. from 2 to 5 p. m., at 1433
The engagement Is announced of M. Z.
King of Los Alamos to Miss Ray Morris,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. K. Morris.
The marriage of Mathilda M. Gregory
to Herman Shainwald took place at
noon on Tuesday at the residence of the
bride, 2012 Broadway, in the presence of
the relatives of tho contracting parties,
the Rev. c A. Buck bee performing the
ceremony. The couple immediately left
for a short trip to the Bouthern part of
the State, and on their return will reside
temporarily at 2012 Broadway Mrs.
Shainwald will be at-home Wednesdays
after February L
An exceedingly pretty wedding was
celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on
Wednesday evening, when Miss Sarah
Kelly and James J. Cronin were joined In
the "ho!y bonds of wedlock by tht- Rev.
Father "Flood. The bridal party entered
the sacred edifice and marched down tho
aisle following the ushers, Charles
Drury and Thomas Grennan. The bridal
procession was led by the maid of honor.
Miss Theresa Kelly, sister of the bride.
The bride was charmingly attired In a
costume of white tulle over white pati:i.
trimmed with orange blossoms. At tho
altar the groom, attended by his best
man, Joseph Laib, met the bridal party.
During the ceremony Matt Grennan
rendered the beautiful solo, "Oh
Promise Me," on the cornet in a most
effective manner. After the ceremony the
bridal party and the Invited guests were
driven to the home of the bride at £13
Fell street, where a reception followed
Et which nearly 200 friends of the con
tracting parties were present. Mr. and
Mrß. Cronin will spend their honeymoon
In Lob Angeles and will be gone two or
confidently predicted for Augusta A?
All the eligible men in society were
soon at the feet of the debutante. She
might have thrown \h<> handkerchief in
any direction and a ri<>zt<n slaves would
have rushed to pick it up.
Society was thunderstruck when Au
gusta Astor made her choice of a hus
J. CVileman Drayton of Philadelphia
was a praduate of Princeton, quiet, stu
dious, reticent. He had inherited little
In life save an ancestral line. His peo
ple had always been members of ex
clusive society both in New York and
Young Prayton, unaided by great
wealth, extraordinary attractions of
face and figure, or fascinating man
ners, carried off the richest girl In New
York society in the very teeth of gal
lants in every way better equipped than
he for such a conti
Aupusta As; or was the opposite of
Coleman Drayton in every respect. She
was fair, he was dark. She was pretty,
he was plain. She was vivacious am!
fond of society, he was taciturn and
preferred domestic Beclusion.
But they were marri> il.
Th" Draytons went to housekeeping
i Fifth avenue, a house belonging
to the bride's father. For a time they
lived happily together.
Coleman Draytbn carM nothing for
society, nothii g for the theater, the
■ balls, dinners and th«? vari
ous functions of fashionable life. His
- were his friends.
His wife, as was perfectly natural to
the daughter of probably the most bril
liant society woman New York has
ever Been, cared intensely for the round
of pleasure pursued by fashionable
people. The very functions that so
three weeks. On their return they will
reside in San Franc;:
The "I*. B. O." Club entertained a
number of its f rii-mls on N> w 7ear*l
at a "Fanners' Dance," given at the
residence of Miss Baxter on'
nwortb street. It wi -1 af
fair, as all of the guests as well a
members of the dub v
In fanners' attire. When the party
were all gathered togei to have a
flashlight picture taken of the group In
their grotesque costumes it made quite :
an amusing Bpectacle. The dancing pro
gramme included many old-time d
which have i< -n^ been i . but
which furnished great amusement for !
The decorations, which were attended
to by the young ladies of the club, were
profuse and artistic. The parlors wen
massed with evergreen*, red berries and
palms, and large bunch* b of holly ber
.nd misth-toe depended from the
lighted chandeliers, la the center of tin
was a large bunch of red carna
tions tied with an immense bow of red
Dancing was suspended at midnight,
when an elaborate supper was enj
after which dancing and games were re
: until 2 a. m. Ed Baxter acted as
master. Among I ■ ni were:
Miss Bi'xti-r, Miss Mitchell, Miss
Miss Soulo, Miss Poultney, Miss
MaoDermott, Miss Howell, Mi.
Turbeville, Miss Smith, Miss Metrovlch,
Miss Thompson, Miss Rothschild,
Verdenai and Ed Baxti r,
.\. Keech, James O'Kane, B. QUm'ore,
Judge Bykes, F. W. Blanch, Al Smith, j
1.. L. Stevens, I. Decker, Karl de Verne
and George de \'e: i
The regular monthly entertainment and
dance of the Native Sons of Vermont
was held on Friday evening at Odd Fel-
I lows' Hall. The usual large find fashlbn
able audience i attends
popular affairs was present. The
I gramme, an excellent mediy of popular
by the Colum
any, was much enjoyed.
At a regular meeting of iho County
1 Leitrim Social Club held at Wolfs Hall
last evening the following offlcers were
Installed: President, P. M. McGushin;
vice-president, J. H. Dolan; recording
etary, M. J. Moran; financial
tary, Thomas Rooney; treasurer, 1 >; t r i i • -i
Tweedle; sergeant-at-arms, Thomas
Horan. A magnificent gold watch and
chain and diamond locket were presented
■to ihe retirii ent, Robert J.
I O'Reilly. I. M. McGusbin, In making the
presentation on ■ paid
an eloquent tribute to /»iis predecessor,
who occupied the chair of that flourish
ing club for the past seven years.
The California Society of the Sona of
the American Revolution held their an
nual meeting Tuesday evening*. January
11, and elected the following officers:
lent, Colonel J. C. Currier; senior
vice-president, Hon. Horace D
! .lunior vice-president, W. M. Bunkffl
retary, Edwin Bonnoll: treasurer,
Charles H. Warner: registrar. Colonel A.
S. Hubbard; marshal. T. A. Perkins;
board of managers— General S. W. Back
us, E. K. Head, R. Vandercook, Captain
! Charles A. Sumner, Charles D. Haven.
M. L. Requa.
A gold badge was voted the retiring
! president, Sidney M. Smith.
A resolution to have a banquet on Feb
ruary 22 was adopted.
Notwithstanding the Inclemency of the
weather Odd F«-llow«' Hall was packed
to the doors Thursday evening. January
8, the occasion being the ninth musk-ale
and hop of the McKenzie Musical So
ciety. The following excellent pro
: gramme was presented and thoroughly
I enjoyed by an appreciative aud
j "Lost Chord," arranged by McKenzie
! (SulMvnn). McKenzlo Musical S
! comic selections, Sheriff Richard I. Whe
i lan; (a) "Santa Lucia" (in Italian), (b)
j Hawaiian song, "Aloha Oe" <H. ft. H.
; Liliuokalani), McKensle Musical Society;
! "Love Me Evermore" (McKenzie), .Miss
I Anneta George; "Move t'p, Jnhr.son."
coon song (Cole), by general request, M 5-
Kenzie Musical Society; "Our National
; Guard," arranged by McKenzie from
I "Social Highwayman March," McKenzie
j Musical Society; (a) "Where Would I
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, JANTXABY 16, IS9B.
bored her studious husband were her
Husband and wife slowly drifted
apart- Imperceptibly at first, th<-is
In 1886 Mr. Drayton decided to re
move his wife from the diversions and
entertainment of city life. He pur
d a place at Bernaxdville, N. J.
Mrs. Drayton vu suddenly taken
from the environments to which she
had always 1 a accustomed and
transplanted to the dreary confines of
bucolic • ' ' Tier husband wai
leal She was alone; she
was young and longed for diversion
Now loomed upon her horizon n
shadow no bipger than a man's hand,
lint destined to grow and assume pro
portions bo gigantic aa to dark* i
whole life. The Draytona had a neigh
bor, youne, athletic and lively—Hal
lett Alsopp Borrowe. Young Boi
came family, was a Columbia
man, had self-assurance and a certain
amount of swapper. II- and Mrs.
Drayt n t-. •■ 'ii became friends. Gossip
was rife with their names, and ill-na
tured rumors came to the ears of Mrs.
Scene succeeded scene In that quiet
Jersey home. Criminations and accu
sations were a matter of daily occur
Be" (Zollner), (b) "Bold Fisherman"
(Jenks), male chorus, McKenzie Musical
Society; (a) "Open Thy Window" (Grjeg),
(in "Swanee River" (Foster), lai
, Miss Anneta George, (In
Miss Kit! j U - . ml so- i
prano: Miss Linda Welisch, lirst alto;
Miss Mabel Buyer, second alto; "Q
of the Night" (Torry), Miss Minnie low.
ell; "Winter Lullaby." arranged by Mc-
Kenzie (Dv Koven), McKenzie Mv
; "My Darling" (Tostl), J. 11.I 1 .
Grodjens; "Miserere Bcei .' "Trova
(Verdi), Miss A. George and !■".
The Filbert Club gave their fourth an
ball at Washington Square Hall last
Saturday evening, January 8. The affair
. Ided success. The ball was
handsomely decorated, tho principal col
ors being red. white and blue.
grand march was le.i by the j't Bid
K. Lyons, and Miss Nellie O'Brien. L.
y^ii.'ig and William Jeffries distri
the souvenirs. Midnight witnessed t Im
parting of the guests, who had l
the evening most delightfully.
< 'lie of the m< fui affairs yet
held by the Winter Cotillon was that giv
en on Friday evening last at Lunt's Hall.
It was the second assembly of th<
n and nearly the entire mem
b. rship were in attendance. George E.
Bennett led, assisted by the following
couples in the leading set: Dr. B
O'Connel and Miss Matie C. Hart, H. T.
Frost and Miss Mabel Church. C. A. Ju
dah and Miss Sadie Gardiner, Hugo Phil
lips and Miss Walsh, J. W. White and
Miss Mcßoyie, .1. M. Fletcher and Miss
Mac Miller, .1. M. Thomson and Miss Lil
lie, P. A. I'mtnp and Miss Beveridge. The
■ .- preceding and following the ger
r:i in was under the management of Rob
ert T. Legge. The next assembly of this
i i .:. will be on February 4.
The third grand annual reception and
■ • U I PCh Social ( "lub was
held on Saturday evening, January 1. in
Hewes Hall, at 997 Market street. Music
■ • ! i by the Monarch S
Club Hand, and dancing continued until
A very enjoyable and genuine surprise
was tendered Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M.
Dugan on Tuesday evening last at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. P. Hogan,
1 1717 Hyde street. The young couple, who
are here on their honeymoon, were mar
ried in Los Angeles on the 29th ult.
Music and recitations occupied the ear
ly part or the evening, and at 10:39 a de
• renade, under the able direc
tion of Kmil Paultssen, was given. The
lans, after playing several appro
priate pieces, Including a wedding march,
were Invited Inside and furnished music
for the rest of the evening.
At midnight refreshments were served
and toasts offered.
Among those who aided In making the
surprise a success '■were: Mr. and Mr*, P.
Hogan, Mrs. E. Dugan, Mrs. A. W.
Evans, Ml— Fannie. Loretta and May
Hogan, Messrs. Emil Paulfssen . and
George Gardes; Miss Stella Pldgeon.
Mr. and" Mrs. A. J. Kasten entertained
a party on New Year's tvo at their resi
dence, 137',:: Fourteenth street. In honor
of their daughter. Miss Eunice Kasten.
The participants in the pleasant affair
were: Miss Carrie Senk. bubs Annie Tan
nian; Miss Kate Tannlan, Miss Norlne
Flahaven. Miss Margaret Sinclair, Miss
Lillian lnvy.-r, Miss Gertrude Stltts, Miss
Maze Daniels, Miss Lulu Lurch, Miss
Lillian Ford. Miss Alberta Gilbert, Miss
Mac Ward. Miss Ellis, Miss Gussle Jack
s'']!. Miss Lotty Kasten, Miss Eunice
Kasten, Thomas B. Hlllard, George A.
Brown, Francis M. Duncan. "William F.
Britt. J. Edward Brltt. F. E. Foote, H.
Zahn, 11. A. Malson, F. P. Scully, F. C.
Miller, R. Lyons, A. Wood, P. A. Dun
worth, George Cheeney. Charles Nounan,
Fred Swan, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Kasten.
On Saturday evening, January .11,
Thomas F. Croon and Gus Castagnetto
Jointly celebrated the anniversary of their
birth at the home of Mrs. M. Bellew, 23
Glover street. Among those present were:
Mips Kittle Duffy. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene
Sullivan, Miss Mac Wilson, Mrs. M. liel
lew. Misses Lizzie and Frances Devlne,
Miss Lizzie McGahan. Mies Tessie Rock.
Miss Mollie Martin. Miss Wllhelmina Ben
son. Miss Henrietta Mr-ad, Mrs. Santiago
Silva, Miss Addle Silva, Miss Zclla Bour
quln. Miss Minnie Campbell, Miss Ella
Estes, Miss Eva Donovan. Thomas F.
rence. Rumor had a hundred tongu°s,
and It soon became bout In so
ciety that the Drayt as. were getting
on badly indeed.
>Ut this time Mrs. Drayton left
lvr husband's house in Bernardsville,
.•tit to her father's home at
Rhinebeck, where she remained
era! weeks. Mrs. Astor was greatly
perturbed at this step and lost no time
in trying to bring the Draytons to
A peace was at last patched up and
after spending a few weeks together
in New York the Draytoas sailed for
England, taking their four chi
with them. They took apartments in
London for the season, where they
lived nominally together. But Mr.
1 >rayton. it Is said, I
this time with Icy reserve. He Bpent
as little time as possible with her,
r accompanied her to any public
■ of amu- r assisted her
in the performance of her social obli
The next chapter in this story hinges
on the a] of Hallett Alsopp
Borrowe in London.
■ morning two countries rang with
a wretched Btory. A woman's name
was on .very Bcai dal loving lip In New
York and London. A husband
d the friend of his wif»- to light
Croon, r.us Castagnetto. S. Brlzzolarl,
Dave Stapleton. V< rnal Stone, Herman T.
Schmidt, James AY. Merrill. C. Solceda,
Professor P. PiccirlHo, Theodore Nodorer,
Dan Gulick. 2 >
A pleasant reception was tendered to
Nicholas de Martini Sunday evening at
the residence of his father, 1133 Pacitic
street, prior to his departure for the
The evening was agreeably spent in
music, after which a light repast was
served. Many toasts were offered. Among
those present were: Miss Julia Castiglini,
Mies Llllle Hi innlni, Miss Kathj Salmon,
Miss Josie de Martini. Mrs. Baldo | i. Mrs.
William 11. Kennedy. Mr. and Mrs. Lou
Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. William Brown,
Emilio Glanninl, Joseph Castiglinl.
A surprise party was tendered to Mr.
and Mrs. Newman .'it their residence.
Twenty-first and Harrison streets, Thurs
day evening. The parlors were beauti
fully decorated with ferns and evergreens.
The evening was spent in games and
dancing. Among those present were:
Mr. and Mr.«. A. Newman. Mr. and Mrs.
James McManus; Mr. and Mrs. Horace
Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Palllen, Mr.
and Mrs. Captain Taylor. Mr. and Mrs.
Jacobson. Mi.*s Maggie McManus, Annie
Lally.- Kim. Murphy, Oracle Jackson,
Mac Murphy. Josie Murphy, Annie Lahey,
Mary Ann McCarthy.
Mr. and Mrs. i ■:. A. Rathbun gave, a din
ner party on Now Year's evening at their
residence, W2 Wood street, Oakland, in
honor of Miss Christine P. Wilson. The
dining-room was tastefully decor
with holly berries and Bowers of the sea
son. Some excellent music, songs and
recitations were rendered by «'. C Her
bert and Findlay Campbell. Among those
present were: Mrs. Ira Porter. Mr. and
Mrs. Herman Hofrman. Mrs. Bell, Miss
Bell, J. Sinclair, Conrad Bell and Mr.
Dr. Henry Trask gave a dinner party
on Sunday to a number of friends at the
private boarding house of Mrs. C. Shirck,
I street. Campbell. Among
Mis. Ira Porter, Mr. and
Herman Hoffman, Mrs. Bell. M -
. J. Sinclair, Conrad Bell and Mr.
. H-nry Tr.nsk pave a dinnrr party
. to a number of friends at the
.- bOUM cf Mr.-. •
A very enjoyable surprise party was
given to Mr. and Mrs. Hansen at their
residence, y3O York street, on Saturday
evening, January 8. Music, dancing and
games were the principal features of the
evening. Supper was served at mid
night. Among those present were: Mr.
and Mrs. llansen, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell,
Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Smith,
Mr. and Mrs. Borree, Mr. and Mrs. Wil
son, Mr. and Mrs. Windt. Mr. and Mrs.
Heller, Mr. and Mrs. Matklns. Miss J.
McAdams. Miss A. Keller, Miss M.
Mitchell, Miss C. Sorensen. Miss M. Bur
ress. Miss M. Hegernund, Miss a. Peetze,
Miss N. Wilson, Miss A. Nansen, Miss 11.
Keller, Miss A. Lorenze.
A very pleasant New Year party was
given Miss Lillio Johnson Saturday
evening, January S, at her residence, 824
Lombard street. A delightful evening
was spent singing, dancing and playing
games. Delicate ■ refreshments were
ins;, January s, at b< r resl ;
ibard street. A delightful evening
spent sliiKinc, dan<'inK and playing
served between the dances. Among those
present were: Miss Annie Boyson, Miss
Helen Furs; Miss Annie Adams, Mis 3
Carrie Ulmer, Miss Marie Kugulberg,
Miss Ethel Day, Miss Caroline Wriner,
Miss Hattie Baker, Miss Doris Huer,
Miss Lfllie Johnson, Eddie Boyson, Er
nest Furst, Mr. Plambeck. Mr. Fitzger
ald, Leo McMahon, Mr. Albert Grey, Mr.
A very enjoyable musicale was given by
Miss Emma McKee at her residence, 260
Elizabeth street, on Thursday evening, at
which she was ably assisted by >cr young
pupils. The house was beautifully dec
orated with ferns and evergreens for the
occasion. The following programme was
presented: Piano solo. Miss May Ken
nard; vocal solo. Miss Annie McKee;
piano solo. Miss Emma Wittkopp; piano
solo. Miss Llllle McKee; vocal solo. Miss
Lizzie Chesney; guitar «010. James R. was
tented: Piano solo, Miss May
1; vocal soli.. Miss Annie McK.ee;
10 5., i,,, mss Bmma Wittkopp
. Miss Ltllle McKce; vocal
lie I'hesiu-N-: guitar solo. James i:
Kee; vocal solo. Miss Kate Sheridan; vo
cal solo, Tom W. McKee; piano solo, John
S. McKee; vocal duet. Mrs. -anes Mc-
Kee and Miss Emma McKee; piano solo,
Miss Mac McNellL
A most enjoyable party was tendered to
Miss Jessica Nuner of San Andreas by
Miss Lena Gordon on Sunday evening at
her home, 654 Minna street. Those present
were: Miss Jessica Nuner, Miss Lena Gor
don. Miss Theresa Goldmver. Miss Hat
tie Jarvis, Miss May McGrath, Mi«s Kato
Reynolds, Miss Tessie Fitzgerald, Miss
Mollie Gordon. Miss Amy Crouch, Miss
Birdie Fitzgerald, Miss Gertrude Haskell,
Miss Maud Clayton. Miss Stella Gordon.
Ia: Kitty &j.anley. Captain Vest. Frank
Miss Theresa Goldmver, Miss Hnt-
Tarvis, Miss May McOrath, Miss Kate
nolds. M.ss T.'ssie Fit«gerald,
lie Gordon. Miss Amy Crouch, Mis.s
lie Fitzg.-rald. Miss Gertrude Haskell,
- Maud Clayton, Miss Stella G
3 Kitty Baanley, Captain Vest. Frank
Filler. George Ahrens. Lieutenant v .larles
[i.id. Charlie T. Granz. Bert Adams,
Harry Clarkson. Dan Leavitt. Professor
D. Crow, Charlie Nlcnols of Chicago,
Tommy Kelley, Dr. Haydn Mozart Sim
mons, Professor Al Johnson and Will
A very pleasant surprise party was ten
dered to Mr. and Mrs. Georg-e Hanson, at
their residence, 930 York street, last Sat
urday evening. January 8. Music, singing
and dancing were the features of the
evening. A delicious supper was served
at midnight. Those present were Mr. and
him. The friend retorted with an ex-
After an Interminable amount of
bluster and bravado and babbling:,
which reflected no credit on any man
cted with the afi'air, all the par
ties concerned hurried bark to this
country, with th-^ exception of the
woman In the case.
In June, 1894, < "ieman Drayton sued
tlvorce from his wife on statutory
grounds. Six months later Mrs. Dray
ton brought a cross suit on the ground
The Aston are famous for shrewd
ness. While Coleman Drayton
dawdled his wife was busy. B
- suit rould come to trial and
while he hid only put in a general de
nial of his wife's charges, Mr?. 1 »ray
ushed hers, went to the witness
stand and recited the history of her
matrimonial troubles In a manner to
the sympathy of the court.
Mrs. Drayton won her suit. Mr.
■ in was .'-cored by the Chancellor
of N< ••'■ Jersey for allowing his suit to
go by default.
During all these dreadful episodes
Mrs. Drayton's mother stood by her as
• •nly a mother ran. Firmly believing
In her daughter's Innocence. Mrs. As
tor h 1 and supported her un
der these trying circumstances. And
Mrs. George Hanson. Mr. and Mrs. Con
rad Keller, Mr. mid Mrs. H. Mitchell. Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Smith, Mr. and Mrs. C
Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. George Nielson,
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wind, Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. F. Watkins,
Mrs. S. T;i\lor.
A dance was eriven by the gentlemen to
the ladles of the Lenox, K2S Sutter street,
on the evening of January 8.
DEL. MONTE, Jan. 15.— The hotel Is
quite full for this season, and, notwith
standing; the stormy weather of the past
week, the guests are enjoying much out
of door sport. Charles F. Knapp, who,
with his wife, is wintering here, is the
leading spirit in all pleasures of an
athletic character, and, wh,at with golf
and wheeling and shooting, succeeds in
enthusing all those about him. Mrs.
Knapp is also an expert golfer, and prob
ably the best player among the. ladies
here. ■ : -
There is fine duck shooting In this
neighborhood, and the visitors hero seem
to doubly enjoy the sport now that the
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"Too much/—"a ltogether too much stock"— "how on earth are
we going to find room for what is coming?" That is the cry from
every department— that is the situation that faces us. To furnish
relief we are offering to buyers some great wholesale-price induce-
ments. We believe we mention below the right things and the right
prices for this week. They are Silk Stitched Linen Doilies, Scarfs,
Center Pieces and Tea Cloths, stamped with a great variety of pat-
terns, in the following sizes and at prices reduced one=third:
9x9— 3oc ; 11x11, 35c ; 16x16, 55c ; 22x22, 75c ; 30x30, $1.25; 35x36, $1.75;
18x36,81.05; 18x45, $1.25; 18x54, $1.50; 18x72, $2.00.
Stamped Honlton Doilies and Scarf s— Doilies, BxB— lsc; Scarfs, 18x45— 51.00.
l-javing the only Underwear Factory on trje Pacific
Coast, we are unusually well prepared to supply Heavy
KLONDIKE Underwear, Hosiery and Sweaters.
125-127=129-131 KEARNY STREET.
not only has Mrs. Drayton's mother be
lieved in her, but she has from the first
thunder-clap of disclosure been deter
mined to re-establish her daughter on
an enviable social footing.
John Jacob Astor has also stood by
his sister loyally. When her father cut
her off in his will her brother came for
ward at once and generously bo?; I
a million upon Mrs. Draytim. Fr. T.i
start to finish of this remarkable story
young Mr. Astor has apparently been
the only man amons the lot who takes
toward women that attitude of chiv-
airy and devotion for -which Americans
For several years Mrs. Dray ton has
lived abroad, quietly and unostenta
tiously, biding: her time. She has
known what was her mother's dearest
ambition, and comprehending perfect
ly the amazing tact, patience and dip
lomacy back of it, has been quite con
tent to leave her future in Mrs. Astor's
Last summer Mrs. Astor made the
first attempt to carry society by storm
for her daughter. Mrs. Drayton visit
ed her mother at Newport and was
seen constantly driving with Mrs. As
It was well understood in Newport
society that any one who tabooed Mrs.
Drayton would be persona non grata
to the lady who has so long wielded
the scepter of leadership.
But Bociety was shy.
Mrs. Drayton was not received with
open arms in Newport. Mrs. Astor
gave a superb luncheon, to which the
"howling swells" were invited. Seve
ral people went, not knowing they were
to meet Mrs. Drayton.
It Ifl said that many were very In
dignant when they discovered that the
lady was receiving with her mother. In
deed it is even whispered that one or
air is full of frost. Fine specimens of
mallard and teal and a few canvasbacks
have been brought in during the week by
the enthusiastic sportsmen.
Thursday mnrniiiß & coaching party
consisting of Mrs. David Davis and the
Misses Davis of Oakland, 11. C. Perkins
and Miss G. W. Perkins of Morristown.
New Jersey, Miss Claire Whitmoyer ot
Pasadena find L. R Waller ot Blooms
burs Pa., went h round the v :
drive to the old Carmel Mission. The.
day was tine and bracingly cold, and the.
entire drive was greatly enjoyed by all.
This was the first coaching party of the
Dew year. _
The Raymond excursion from Boston
that is expected to arrive here about the
2>th will mark the real beginning of the
annual inllux of Eastern winter tourists,
although there have been many Eastern
people here for the pnst two months.
The orchestra will probably come down
from San Francisco before the close of
January to remain permanently.
Some of the past week's arrivals are:
Howard W. Bray, John Hammom
sco; Mrs. I. M. Camp, ■ :
New York; George H. Corey, San I
- E. Faw, Mrs. Samuel Bess
Miss Smith. San Francisco; B. J. Thomp
son and wife, New Westminster, B. C;
two very Important people left sudden
ly and in great anger.
Mrs. Astor was manifestly convinced
that the hour had not struck for her
gr.-at cefup. So this modern feminine'
Napoleon accepted tho repulse grace
fully and fell back with small loss.
But she was not conquered. Invin
cible and skillful, she at once set about
her plans for another campaign. Never
did she falter In her determination;
never did she lay down her weapons.
On December 17, 1897. Mrs. Astor's
forces were strengthened. Mrs. Cole-
man Drayton was married in St. Co
lumbia's Church, London, to George
Haig, a wealthy whisky merchant
Not more than thirty people were
present, but all fashionable and fam
ous. After a wedding trip to Paris
and Nice Mr. *and Mrs. Haig came to
Mrs. Astor decided that it was now
time to move on the enemy's works.
With masterly generalship she planned
a superb dinner for her daughter and
her new son-in-law.
To this dinner were bidden the most
exclusive of the inner circle of that so
ciety over which Mrs. Astor holds
P.ut it remained for Mrs. Astor to
forever settle her daughter's place in
her world through the tacit indorse
ment which unquestionably was given
to Mrs. Ha!g*B rentree, not alone by
the presence of the Bishop of the Dio
cese of New York, but also by that
of his wife.
So last week with music and flowers
and golden plate and glittering crystal,
wiU ripples of melodious laughter ami
soft murmurs of congratulation, with
all the gentle arts of peace, and with
out the sound of a single gun, Mrs.
Astor captured society for her daugh
ter, Mrs. Augusta Haig of London.
F. A. Pattee and wife, Los Angeles; Mrs.
J. J. Fouk, Rushville, Ind. ; Mrs. Simp
kins, San Francisco; Mrs. Kobert 1..
m, Biirilnpame; H. M. Van Dems
and Wife, Portland, Or.; R. C. McCor
mick and wife. Seattle; Mr. and Mrs. <'.
F. Spauldinp, East Orange, N. T. . Mr.
and Mrs. Herman Stanwood, San Fran
cisco; Thomas McNeely and wife, British
Columbia; Mrs. Horace L. Hill, Master
Horace T^. Hill San Francisco; Mrs. R.
H. Passmore, Minneapolis; Issac H. May
er and wife, Chicago; H. C. Perkins, New
.T<-rs.-y: Mrs. David Davis. Miss Sarah
Davis, Miss Davis. Oakland; Miss G. TV.
Perkins, Morristown, New Jersey; Miss
Ti. Claire Whitmoyer, Pasadena; L. E.
Waller, Bloomsburg, Pa.
CORONADO . t p-t^ 15.— Mrs. Perkins,
wife of Lleuter.-ii; Commander Perkins
of the IT. S. S. Monadnock, has returned
to again make her home at the hotel.
\V. I*. Kiee, a prominent business man
of Somerville, Mass., arrived on the 10th.
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