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House for A meriea's Notable KB BA-tfi il M ' IX PARIS the bone f a prince of the old rcghm ww : tcea at trie disposal ol President Wilson. Ii the guest apartments assigned to royalt and otbei tabic visitors is more than likely to be the honeoi Breckinridge Long, assistant secretary of state, who lives at 2829 Sixteenth street. N. W. ridge Long bone is a very good illustra- tM1 "! ' taste and luxury to be found behind some J1 front!, The building itself is not ornate. hav" 1 inbttancc rather, and is heavilv barred with iron below after the manner of most Washington re family life usually begins on the MC-ondfl.- itest of the notable guests in this house were the King and Queen of the Belgians, whom Mr. Loup n their trip around the country. What yahy had in the capital of a democratic repuNtc ma) he seen from the interiors at the right. . hr photograph showi the musk room with ,ts bl 1 ipC organ as a background and its little A large rose window adds effectively dignity as chief of the instruments. The objed at the riwjht oi the stage is milady's M earlier day when ladies went a-callmg it were carried bv servants. The side nu.h V in picture is the glass panelled door, j, ! Mtt) is apparent in the furnishings of 11 shown in the lower photograph. Here are the books, the fireplace, the easy chairs, the cozy nooks of family comradeship, and around all a noble tapestry upon walls and ceiling. One fancies a king would find himself quite comfortable in this Washing ton bone of Missouri lawyer for such was Mr. Long before the President called him to the capital. Aside from the places of governmental and historical interest, the residences of Washington attract and interest the visitor. Many of them, of course, are as sociated with great names, but they also present against a very charming background the most representative specimens of American architectural tas;c and the vari ous stages by which that taste has arrived at its pres ent form. The White House undoubtedly has exer cised an influence for simple dignity upon the whole city. The White House is American in all that it sig nifies. Within the same residential section, that is within a radius of miles, a flamboyant house would be daily rebuked by the presence of the White House The older residences of Washington se m to embody a recognition of that fact, and the newer residences are not unmindful of it. Hence the "gingerbread" architecture so much affected by the newly rich il con spicuously absent from Washington. Simplicity, sub stance, dignity and sufficiency are the notes most seen. The backyard still lives in Washington for in an older day Washington thought much of its back gardens, and always ate its Sunday dinner on tin hack porch and the backyard is American, an inheritance from the Pilgrims. It is disappearing from tin Eastern cities where every foot of ground represents a dizzy value, but fortunately it still remains in tin West. Y " YaP- And it has no reference to " Yap is an island in the Pacific Ocean. " 1 troline group southeast of our island pos In the average school atlas, Yap is Kline '' ' ltH a HMUl dot that, unless a second . ;s sent m jts direction, or a magnifving glass sick 11,uh1 might easi,y bc mistakcn for a fl' , ' ; ' it present Yap means a great deal to the ton of m Vash"lRton. Originally a posses- tin- island was s,ld to (iermanv for 1899, but since William Hohenollern tremend S mnef t hi Paris, and Germany's lib dream of world domination was pricked than Vi'Mi thc United States bas become more has becom intercste(I 1 this miniature island. Guam ,!! important coaling station, a mid-point and V , llpl lnY t('amer!i OB the long Pacific vovae. United L ma) i nM,! ,,,r s,mi,ar purposes if the '"Tin i ?. . Ul11 possession of it as part of 5?J v Pnce oi failure OOT J""1'1, 0 this net land, who may soon be leas civili j "l.lsnis- art' probably more interesting and p( ss( ssioii owned by this Th ?ftyvili E s!K'a0,r people among themselves. QOt anlike tft U 4, ,1as 'tN chabhottati and dancing Method f WWgltan hula is part of their ceremonial and easy' L V,nPnt estic manners are free Mien .r , 1 ,It,, Hhands and wives do not quarrel frind$ tor i K,rs out Ior a evening vith his men Ars Miklig goet to the women clubt to Yap Our Next Insular Possession! discuss, no doubt, like her more civilized sisters, thc latest scandal. Religion is a somewhat binding but hardly vital side of their existence. The natives are reasonably honest, though they invoke protection from a god of thieves The yaps ay grace before meat, praying TontOpi deity ol lOOd, to bless them and their food. The tabu system holds firm sway here. If women and children should presume to eat with men. evil spirits would cause their ankles to swell and afflict them with elephantitis. s everywhere else in the world there is a caste s stem bound by the rules of a powerful tabu. There are magicians, nobles, rich men and llgVtti It is thc iimpleft thing in the world to tell who arc the wealthy men of Yap. One has only to look in their front door yards to find most of their worldly wealth. Unfortunately, there is no mint on the island, so the medium of exchange consisti disks oi limestone, or anagonite, ranging from sj inches to twelve feet in diameter. Of course, small chance i made oi pearl shells strung on hibiscus fibre in bunches t,t twenty. prosperous Yap leaves most i f bii wealth piled up in front of his door with no fear that it tna hi- stolon because the largest pieces o( ItOflC m. r. m.i ( igfa si tons, ranging down to a feu pounds. This cur rency is called fe h a man's creditors leised hit house and lands 1 or debt, nothing less than a Heet ot hca motor trucks could transport tin dht.r's small change. The natives live in well constructed fnuisc with WOOdcn frames, thatched with palm haws The fish as an avocation and for profit. They export copra, iory. mits. pearls and turtle shelL Within historic tunes the natives of Yap were cannibaN avd though they have given up that practice, the) have not overcome their dislike of white nun. Physically, the people of Yap are strong, but decided!) "K' I ikr all people of the Pacific Islands they a- i ctt swim mers and divers. Just how these people will welcome a rhangC of government is a question. It is hardly likely, how ever, that it will be necessary to use Itrtngth m per suading them that it is for their own benefit Thc have learned that contact with the world bruits money, and thatmoney. even stone mom . m ans luXUr) Yap is about sexenty scjnan sailas in sias and has about 8,000 inhabitants.