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Activities of Women Prominent in the Social Life of the Nation's Capital
b-ciety i 1 I/M VaSMI/v?GTOa?^ By E. C. DRUM-HUNT. A regular rnid-sumraar ?lump In ao clal affaira marked teat week. In sharp contraat to all the excitement of the various celebration? of the Fourth during tbe week before. With the ?xception of the concert last Tuesday afternoon, when all of aoctoty tn town gathered at the Belasco Theater to hear Mme. "Marguerite Sylva alng for the benefit of the Rumanian orphan?, there were no entertainment? that * could be dignified by that name; hot ? eren a dinner for any of the dlplo I mats. The week was not without Interest though, for several engagement? ware announced, engagement? of vrideapread interest, particularly that of Katheryn Hitchcock and Lient John Blair Shu maker and that of Susanne DuVal Chaae and Roes T). Thompson. Sus anne is only announcing her engage ment today, but It la not any new? to her friend?. I, for one, hav? been auppreaslng the knowledge w/lth diffi culty for some time. She told one or two of her closest friend? In great ?eerecy, and of course the Information waa aoon ?scattered broadcast. Susanne la the daughter of Mra. Volney O. Chase, widow of Capt Volney O. Chaae, U. S. N.. who died about a year ago. aoon after.we en tered the war. He waa one of the biggest men In our navy and had to ?boulder mor? of the burdens of pre paring the navv for Ita part In the conflict than hia health could stand. He !>????il away ?uddenly and hla death waa a serious loss to the whole nation. He was a brother to Mra. Chas?'? first huaband. who waa Sus anne'a father. I think h? waa an army officer. Mra. Chas? wa? formerly Susan Brown, of this city, and to one of the cleverest aa well aa tbe moot charm ing women In Washington society. Since her husband'? death eh? haa been residing quietly at Uli Rlggs ?treet Before that they had a house In Mlntwood Place where Capt. Chaae paeaed away. When they wer? sta tioned In Washington a few year? before they lived in Drummond. Md.. Just off tbe Roekvllle road and not far from tbe Cbery Chaae Club of which they were members. Like the Rlggs street boo??, they owned that place and It waa a beautiful home and wall suited to th? entertaining that the Chase? did there. Mr?. Chaae la related to the family of the late Admiral Robley Evans and to a cousin of Lord Fairfax and th? Tunstall Smiths of Baltimore. The lucky young man la tb? son of Mr. and Mr?. Roas Thompson, who live In Kalortusa Road. They, too, are an old Waahington family. Th? wedding is planned for the fall but In the?? uncertain war time? It may tak? place sooner If Mr. Thomp son ts ordered away. He Is In the aviation corpa of the army and la stationed bere just at present but he may be aent elsewhere any min ute. In which case I am sure the young people will not wait until falL Busanne la a beautiful girl and ?a clever as ebe Is good looking. Since Ca-pt. 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Lieut- Chase has been on duty at Pensacela, Fla.. tor a ions; time, but was recently ordered to Bay Shore where he la tn command of the navel aviation station. He la about due to be a lieutenant commander. He and his wife ara receiving congratulations on the birth of a daughter, their flrst child, on July t In Pensacela. Mr?. Chase will loin her husband at Bay Shore some time next month. Susanne'? younger brother, Vol ney O., it- has just entered the naval academy and though only If years of ase, paased third la the entrance examinations. He la the only one of Mrs. Chase's four chil dren who waa also Capt Chase's child Her second'child and older daughter. Elisabeth married Lieut. John McDonald Thompson, of this elty, something over a year aso. It seems stranse that hoth of those ?iris should marry men named Thompson, both from Washington and no relation to each other. Lieut, and Mrs. Thompson have beea sta tioned in Texas since their mar? ! rlage. They have a little son, John McDonald, jr.. about two months old, who was Mrs. Chase's Orst grandchild Now shs has two, but you would never suspect ahe waa a grandmother to see her; she looks so young. Katheryn Hitchcock's engagement waa more of a surprise, though It de velops that she has known Blair Shu maker all her Ufe and that be haa been long devoted to her. Katheryn. always declared she ?ras never going to marry but her friends always smiled, knowing that a girl of her ?treat attraction could never escape; the men Just would not let her. She has always had suitors gslore. She too, Is very clever In various way? She has a charming voice. She and her' sister, Lena Hitchcock, are ac tive workers In the Junior League, and at all of the big affairs they have given in tbe past few years, those two girls have always had prominent part, always had * a big part In the preparations, in actually making the decoration? which never fall to be something out of the ordi nary and often quite remarkable?well I Just don't know what the Junior Leaguo would do without Katheryn and Lena Hitchcock. They are daughters of Mrs. John N. Speel. wife of Pay Director Hpetl, U. a K. They Uve at 151? ? street which they purchased a few years ago from the estate of Oen. R. C. Drum, who Uved there when he was adjutant general of the army In the days when the adjutant generalcy was equivalent to the present position of chief of stall ot the army. Miss Hitchcock Is tbe granddaugh ter of Gen. Harry White, of Indiana, Pa., and of the late Alexander Buel Hitchcock, of Chicago. Lieut. Shu maker la the eldest son of the late Samuel R. Shumaker, of Pittsburgh and Huntington, Pa., aad grandson of the late John P. Blair, of Indiana, Pa. Because of Lieut. Shumaker's ab sence In France no defluite date baa been set for the marriage. He was stationed at Camp Meada all winter with the 310th Field Artillery and sailed a fortnight or more ago with the advance party from Camp Meads. Each of the regiments there sent over a few officers and about twenty live men each ahead of the main body of the regiment. Oen. Joseph Kuhn, in command of the Seventy-ninth Di vision, I believe, went with the ad vance troops. The rest are follow ing rapidly. Mr. and Mrs. John Spottiswoed Gar land sent out cards lsst week for the marriage of their daughter, Mary Truxton Garland, and William George Hill on Saturday afternoon, August 3, at 5:30 o'clock, at their Florida avenue residen?-?. Mrs. George Ed rarda, the bride's sister, ??ill be ma tron of honor and In the bridal party will be Miss Mary Pearre as maid of honor and Elisabeth Beach and Gertrude Thompson as bridesmaids. Two out-of-town weddings of Wash ington people within the lsst week or so were those of Lieut John Holmes Magruder, U. 8. ?., and Miss Esther Hosmer, In Marion, Mass., and that of Miss* Mar Jorio Gordon Helmbold and Capt Charles George Mahool, U. 8. ?., in Baltimore. Marjorle Heltnbold? marriage was quite sudden, though her Intimste friends knew of her engagement Sev eral of them received ?pedal delivery letters on the morning of tbe Fourth asking them to please run over to Baltimore that day for her marriage. Among those who motored over were Susenne Chase, Dorothy Mason and Helene Hamilton. . ? It Is rumored that one of the next MISS MARCIA CHAP?N, attractive young daughter of Mr. and * . Mrs. Frederick E. Chapia. engagements to ba announced is that of Charlotte Capers, and the man In the question Is a very nice young man ?of this city, and that the wedding is to be In the fall. Charlotte la plan ning now to remain In Washington all summer but her sister Frances Is hairing a beautiful time visiting about. Just now she is the guest ot Admirai and Mrs. David Taylor In Virginia aad from there ahe will go to West Point for an extended stay. Anita Kite, who belongs to this same group of girls, Susan Chase, Dorothy Helmbold, Dorothy Mason, all of whom made their debut about the same time, haa Just returned from Philadelphia, where she went for Emily Owen's wedding. Miss Kite haa been terribly broken up over the death of Ted Fuller, in France. Some people said that she was engaged to him but I am sure they were only very good friends. Talking of Susanna Chase and Kitty Beach doing their bit at the Fuel Ad ministration reminds me of several other society girls who are doing simi lar things. There is Esther Denny for on?:, who Is a yoeman In the navy. Miss Denny, who In the past always had such a good time and flitted about from one social function to another, popular with SU sexes and who disap peared from town at the first sign of hot weather, Is staying here all sum mer and working hard for Uncle Sam. Miss Madeline Austin, daughter of Mrs. T. Septimus Austin, and Miss Cecile Cook, who makes her home with them, are taking a sis weeks' course\t a business college in town, preparing themselves to be of use to their country tn the future. Just now they all are planning to remain here unless the weather gets uneno*urabIy hot la which case they will-probably go to Swampscott, Mass., or some other Northern 'resort. Like many others, their plans are all In, the air. They have had until last week, a house full of young people for several weeks, who had a very good time In an Informal way. The Austins* have quite a large apartment In the prea den but even Its capacity was taxed to the utmost and they really had lots of fun tucking the guests away on cots In available corners. . - While on the subject of girls doing their bit here is something of interest I read the other day: An America ? soldler now - in France writes to a friend in New Tork as follows: "The T. M. C. A. here Is a ' great Institution. We are able to get ice cream, regular American ' ? ty le ? food, see 'American newspapers and. mags sines and be waited on by Mrs. Vincent A ?tor and Mi?? Ethel.llar ri man. If one is lucky. The latter fried some eggs for me one night' and a guy in one of Joe's Third avende res taurants couldn't ; have flopped them over wtth greater cleverness 'than she did. Her mother brour-ht that girl up right. I'll say. I forgot to say that we. can get water bere also. Water elsewhere is regarded as the stuff to bathe in (about yearly. I'd say) and put under bridges. Vln,blanc and vin rouge end other Vins? of different color are the only liquids besides beer and cordials and aperitifs and stuff Uke that-seem to exist under French auspices." There were not'any dinners for any? of the diplomats last week "but there Is one scheduled to take place very soon with Mr. and Mrs. Frederick E. Chap?n as the hosts and the Japanese Ambassador and Viscountess Ishll as the honor girests. The Chapina knew the Ishlla very Intimately In Japan when Mr. Chap?n waa counsellor of our embassy at Tokyo about, nine yea? ago. Viscount and Viscountess Ishii gave them a beautiful dinner at that time. Both Mr. aad Mra. Chap?n have a wide acquaintance In Japan and like all of us who come to really know tho Jspansse, think they are a delightful people. Mrs. Chap?n went to school at the Georgetown Univer sity with the first three Japan see girls sent to school In this country and became their fast friends. They are all back In their own land now, married and living happily ever after. Fred Chapla, jr.. is ? a flat lieu tenant tn tha Signal Corps, U. 8.? ?.. and in France; Is a ground officer. He attended the ' first ? two training campa at Plattsburg and was to enter tbe tint officers' camp at Fort Myer when be was taken very ?L Mrs. Chap?n and her attractive daughter, Marcia, are planning to go to Fisher's Island some time this summer as they did laat-year, but they have not ttsaiw* vat* w-iiNif Bia-fc ?-*?? many others, they are some? bat timid about submarines. If they do go, they will be sccompanlcd by Lind say Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Waddy Wood's young daughter. Mrs. Lawrenoe Townsend docs not expect to so away before September If she goes then. She Is too busy with war work of many kinds to even think about going. Lieut Lawrence Town send, jr., ls here with them now, awaiting new orders. Her other son, Reginald, is In France; haa been there for a year. Russia and things Russian have been the themes of most war conver i aatlons of late, and th? unanimity of thia interest reminds m? that on? of th? best authorities on Russian af fairs, whether of yesterday or of today. Is now a resident in Wash ington. He is Dr. Boris ?. ?. Aro now; graduate of universities In hla native country. In Vienna, and I be lieve of on? In th? state of Wash ington. Dr. Aronow would be an aristo crat to his finger tip?. If he wer? not a natural democrat. By birth, fam ily, marriage, even tie, ha ls en titled to be the aristocrat Being In tellectually and morally th? demo crat he becomes, aa ls almost In evitable, the best sort of a democrat aa the democratic aristocrat always does. He has lived and travelled all over the world, and always with see ing eyes snd understan3Ing mind has been gstherlng the materiata for his philosophy of history and the relations of the war to the whole world. He bas been mixed up In a variety of revolutionary activities and or ganisations in Russia long before the present struggle; In fact baa the marks of some encounters with Coav sscks. gained apropos of a too In sistent maintenance of bis anti monarchic views. He knows that the bolshevlki are going to ruin hia country If they are not headed off, but he is convinced that there is no element In sight that can arrest con trol from them Immediately and Im prove matters. Some of our policy builders might do worse than talk to Dr. Aronow. I gather that he la In. pretty precise agreement with Raymond Robblna, the radical Chicagroan who haa been In Russia the last couple of years and In the last few days has been very, quietly In Washington?one of the occasional really important peo ple who manage to present worth while views to the President with out getting Into th? public eye. The Aronow opinion, and It Is understood the Robbins' view like wise, la'that intervention In force would be ruinous;, would pitch Rus sia right Into the Teuton arms. Dr. Aronow predicates all discussion of Russia on the ' firm conviction that Its real future lies In Siberia. There, he thinks, a purely Slavic Russia will yet be builded up. The west ern provinces ot European Russia sis strongly Impregnated with Teu ton, Turk, Jew, and other non Slavic elements, and their culture ls colored by Its long and close PROr. RICHARD FOSS, Originator of Lillian. World's Greatest Hair Restorer. BODY AND FACIAL MASSAGE Special Pikes for Jaae aad Jury RICHARD FOSS ?ft CO., PROMOTERS OR LOVELINESS. yi4 N.T. Arc, Fra4|e 67M. touch with thine? German. Thar?? fora, tha futur? of a trae Mae rao? and nation, he ts convinced, is la Sitier?a. A ?Treat rieh country, which haa probably multiplied Its population by thre? or four as re sult ot th? eastward migration slacs ths war began. It may one da/ sap port a population greater than thai of Chin?, and never be crowded. To this great Russia of th? fa tar? Dr. Aronpw would hsve civili sation torn, la the effort to sive tt from the Bun, and make It the seat of a resi Slav St??? that would stand between ths Central Power? and th? orient. The policy of peaceful economic assistance to ths Russians, la establishing themselves here. Is th? Ideal of Dr. Aronow; and there Is reason to believe that this la Increasingly th? conviction of the leader?' who must determine the policy of the entent? nation? to ward the whole Russian and Bast ara question. It may he Interesting to mention that Dr. Aronow ls aa export American farmer, own? a great ranch In Montana, haa ?m?ss?d his own fortuno since he cam? her?, and Is Incident I all y a lawyer as an expert In International practice. Be came to thia country by way of th? Pacific, and after refusine a partnerahlp in a big Coast law firm as its expert In marin? law, he drifted on to Mentana. It looked enough Ilk? the best part; of Siberia to plea?? hi? fancy, ?? h? decided to farm aome of It "Bow much would it co?t m? to learn how to farta herer' be asked of a hanker to whom he confided his ambitions. If yoa havs f 10,000 to Invest" re plied th? banker, "yon can learn farming In five years; but when you know, th? money 11 be gone. Dr. Aronow decided to try It He ?tatted with $5.000 for an Initial in vestment; and before the five years had expired a he owned some thou sands of acrss of land and was making big; returns on it There are aome differences, as suredly, between the way? we make war here, and the procedure in other countries. A friend from ths "other side" tell? me of being at a great auction sale at Christy'?, Londoa you know,*if Washington were Lon don, Sloan'? would be Chrlaty'a? wben a hug? collection of Greek art works were to be dispersed. Dis persing such collections is a leading amusement in England, nowadays; ths Income taxes and land taxas and excess profits Imposed havs attended to that Anyhow, this Greek collection had been famous for generation?, and included art works soma of which wer? thousand? of year* old and priceless. The connoisseur? were all on hand, representing tb? new war millionaire?; the munition makers, shipbuilder?, and tbe like, who have endless money and are buying fam ily trees, bric-a-brac, art and all such. The first day's sale was marked by Incident except high price?. Next day. however, th? Grek ambasador in London appeared, and on behalf of hia government bought a won derful collection of th? most sacred evidences of the glory that was Greece. Considering that within a few weeks ot that time a king had been chucked off the throne, Greece had been sup posedly in a terrific turmoil, and the whole national life menaced. It seemed a remarkable proceeding. Tet It is said to be quite characteristic of those staid old countries. Greece will be there, no Mattar who win, the war; why not? Hasn't It .?urvlveJ, -wine bow, for ejst? yeal-aT Aad ?toe? tt not want to gather baek home the evi dences of its noble ancient art just as fast aa its ship owner? aad raisin merchants and currant -rendors shall produce the wherewithal? The Greeks are the great ?asrchsnls of the Levant a tbnfty. Industrious people. If thay get a chano? after this war tljey will be a power in trade and finance, though likely never again In erma Aad the old Greek love and pride In the tradition? of the cen turies Is aa lively as ever. Another tea house Is about to be opened near Washington aad 1t prom ises to be too attractive for words. Miss Elisabeth Williams will open one at her unique and spacious b?ngalo? on Oder lane just off the old Gaocg** town road, not (ar from Edgemoor and a short walk from the Roekvllle ear line. Miss William? who Is the daughter of aa army officer Uvea there with her mother. Her brother, Maj. "Dick" William?, to in the Ma rine Corps and to on duty la France. The house was built by the WlUlamse? about six years or so ago and to made of carefully in-spared and cut logs, aU shipped here especially for the houas from the Canadian woods and. If 1 remember correctly, a French-Cana dian com? town here to superintend the erection of It AU the room? have long -windows that open out on ?ride porche?. Much of the furniture tn it was made to correspond with the bu.i galow of the same handsome logs. One beautiful and quite large table 1 especially recall was made of one Mg tree. The logs of which the house to constructed sre all perfect and quite unusual looking. It Is an ideal place for a tea bouse, with splendid road, all tbe way out from Washington. The Williame? ars cousins of the Lewis Paces of Wash ington. Larkln Glasebrook, of this dty, who to a lieutenant with the Utb Field Artillery and In the center of the fighting on the French front wrote home not long ago that he had run across Major Williams on the other side. Another Washington!*? he has seen over there recently was Col. Robert Patterson of this city. CoL Patterson was one of the very flrst army physician? to go abroad after we entered the war. Another person of interest to us whom Lieut Qlss? brook reports aa having seen to Her.ry Talbott who to with an ambulance corps, just behind the front Une Mr. snd Mra J. 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