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* By E. C. DRUM-HUNT.
WlaMKton i9 stHI talktnir about the tWI of the Prince of Wales. They fcCTO done tho talking over the lunch eon and dinner tables and at tea parties. for almost everyone ?a? con ataoily on tho go last week. The soeial calendars were all full. The "four girls" who were at White *rtfbur Spr.Bffa while the prince waa there, were busy relating to lheir en vtoug friends all the good times they had. Thoae girls. Mildred Bromwcll. Mtrgsrft I lard i nr Jane Story and Millceat Rostra, certainly had a won derful time. There wan nrvcr any thing like It in the experience of any American g.rf. I'm sure. Just think of It: for four days they dined with "UlO prince, had luncheon and tea with him. walked with him. rode with him. plajr?d golf with him. and even went to church with him. He entertained tho girls?and their chaperons. Mrs. EL H. Rogers and Mrs. Horace West cetL?<m his suite, and they entertained him. It was always juat those four; ho sever asked any other girls at the f>prtn|s to join their party. The first sicht he waa there he went to tho "movies* snd then immediately Joined tho girls for the dance which follows the cioema In the ballroom ?vjflp evening Mildred Krorawell taught htm to 'Vhimmy." and he was craary about it. They all tried it with him, but they say Mildred was the chief "shiromier." ss they expressed It. They all say the prince dances divinely Hi? entire party came In /or lots of "raving." too; the girls pronounce them all charming. Mrs. Rogers gave them all a tea dsnce the afternoon the prince went to New York, and he danced up until exactly three minutes before h.s train pulled out at *:3?. and then tore himself away with great regret. CiTltLS HURRIED HOME FOR PARTY. The girls had planned to remain at *ho famous old West Virginia resort until Thursday but instead hurried home in time 10 be here ror the luncheon which Frances Hampson gave at Rapsch*"r's last Tuesday ;n compliment to her particular chum. Nancy Lane. Mrs. Hogers and Mili cent went on to New York where they saw more of the Pnnce. !t is said that he danced six times with Miss Rogers at Mrs. Whitelaw Keid's ball and he entertained her in his box at the opera. y H. R. H. received tea in the royal suite in the Greenbrier, while at White Sulphur Springs, on Sunday afternoon. Leut. Col. and Mrs. Ste phen L H. Slocum and their niece. Miss Margaret Olivia Flint, who ar rived there from Washington on Sat urday to pass several weeks, and also Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt. of New York, who spent the early part of November there for the cure. Miss Flint was presented to the Prince at Mrs. Marshall Field's tea in Wash ington. and dancfd with the young British heir at the Saturday evening dancing hour in the Greenbrier fol lowing the "movies." The debutantes held the center of the social stage last week; there was Vienna Hat Factory 435 11th St. N. W. You can't buy a New Hat to day as gnn<J as your old one. if you will have it cleaned, blocked and remodeled at the VIENNA HAT FACTORY ?Hsts of all kinds: toadies* and Men's Valour. Felt. Heaver and Velvet H.?ts R??mod?-!^d by Ex perts. /f/tWVJ-tMMCc Mrs. Ocie Hardesty Sheppard. who will fill the stellar role in the opera of Cavalleria Ruslicana to, be given ^shortly by the Washington Opera Company at the Belasco Theater. I something on the social program es | pwialljr for them every day. There J was Frances Hampton's luncheon and j Marian Drain gave a luncheon for j her KJests, Misses Aileei: Hughes and! I Klsie Futclisse. both of Canada I j Helen Tucker, thfe debutante dauglt-| Iter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cole I | Tucker, was the honor guest at two j big parties, one given by her cousin. Taylor Logie. at the Cafe St. Marks. | aMa another by Mrs. Claudia Northrup at the Chevy Chase Club. Marcii Chapin entertained twice at a tea at the Cafe St. Marks and at a luncheon j la>t Friday. I^eita Adams gave a lit j tie theater party for several of her I special friends among the debs. Nan ; cv Lane and Frances Hampson. Mary i Dixon Norris. who is visiting her J j uncle and aunt, the Attorney General : and Mrs. A. Mitchell Palmer, was given ;t tea party by Mrs. Palmer. 'THE DEBTTAXTE PARTIES MANY. i j The list of debutante affairs was a ' ! long one. Do you suppose this year's 1 buds will ever forget their coming lout? They all attended their first j formal function when they went to j the parties given here in compliment , to the Prince of Wales. And such a j prince, for he Is an unusually at tractive one; he would make the J i?irls* hearts go pitter pat even if he j were not a prince. > What has become of the mi!d. re- j I tiring debutante of other years? I Many times lately that queston has been asked at dinners and luncheon ! (Parties where I have been a guest | Many of my older friends in the so ! rial world are wont to mourn the j ( passing of the debutante who n*ver i i took an active part in the affairs of I [ the social world and who. altired in i |a stiff white frock and carrying an j old fashioned bouquet, acted like a I ' scared canary at her formal presen- j ; tation to society. 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Now the debutantes look forward to their debuts eagerly. They j have a jolly time and the parties no longer have that stately stiffness I .ihout them that they did in the olden days. The era of the shy. reilrinu society I girl has gone?and let us hope wjll i never return. Of course. | do not j mean to convey tho idea that I wouid have our debutantes wild creaturos | who are not modest. etc No. indeed! | By the shy, retiring girl I mean the little debutante who goes out to a large dinner party shaking in her pretty satin slippers for fear she may do something; which is not "correct." Nine out of ten times she is so lipset by this fear that she can hardly t^'k to the young man who hns been placed beside her at dinner, and lie im mediately marks her down as "stupid." Truth to tell, she may have been a very nice irirl?but she lacked poise and savoir fa ire. , Had she talked to the young man about tennis, golf, 'her motor car. etc.. he would have immediately become interested. 1 am sute, and his opinion of h* r would have been quite different. The majority of the young so ciety girls of these days are of the outdoor type. In many cases they excel their brothers in swimming, tennis, etc:, and since the war many of the society "buds" can j eclijise the younger men in handl- i ing a motor f ar. The reason is i simple?the majority of the best i known young women joined the| Motor Corps and drive their cars] ?n th?\<tr- stirring times twelve hours | each day. The first debutarrte will make her | formal bow to society tomorrow i when Miss Myra Morgan will be i presented at a large reeeption. Tb?> | second will be Miss Arne Morgan, whose mother. Mrs. George Bar- ! n?tt. will entertain at a reception ; Tuesday afternoon at the Marine ? Barracks. There will be two out- j of-town debuts this week of great j interest here. Milieent Rogers will . be introduced to New York society ?"*?"? ?- Jam., will bt KTTte? ?ST,'y 'B ?.Xv^rsSi ymho wm ,<rt ?sse/- ----- ITXSS^zr fortun/b,"n^oBVof*ri.tVr*?t?X" m^nc h?TriC*' ln tddl,l??r'?! Mcfnt vi mi bow '? >"w York. Jlf wher. C??V ?? ?" Washington, wnere her mother ha> had a hou.e for several ,c,?on. pa?t |R wbeduled lo blossom forth wm LivW ? i wi"'n Mr" Rogers rjri. ? * '?rB. bull at the Rltr York"*? ba" ?r "'?'?"??""'?b New I Itivaling the buds (or the center th? <?.iIoci.*'sta8<'last wo*k werB ELSW" lhc '"'"national '^V ?onf?reno? being held In this or .h.^, 1 *"y tt" nr the he?"? ?, '** ombaa.iea and lesa at least onn party for II.. delegate. from their particular country to the conference and Nome Mm. *?i , SWi,", and) for "ample. gave two ! ' Among those who b ill / Wer* ,he sP?<"?h Am h .7^, "u "nrt Mm" Htauo; alio ,.V.h . K,yor de* Planches. who u?ed to be Ambassador from Italy lo this country and Is now a dele gate t.i the conference. Another " Viscount "e Ezra. gave f dinners, and H. B. Butler, who Is secr.tary of the conference, en tertained the British delegate* I.ANSIXKS ARK % IIOKOR UCKiTS. The Spanish delegates were given u f dinner by Alfonso SSala and Louis I Ouerrin entertained the French mem-! ."?rs or the conference The special! illusion from Guatemala was also the] center of attraction for some of the week s entertaining. Don Joaquin I Mendea. the minister of Guatemala. I entertained them us did also the Sec- ! lotary of Stale Robert Lansing. The! former game a uinner party and the! latter n luncheon last Friday. And the (.reek minister was given a din ner by the Tsamados. I he Lansings were the honor guests at n dinner whleli Mrs. Ross Tlioinp K ,v* onr evening. The Assistant *MrMary of the Navy and M.s, I rnnklin lioosevell were dinner hosts last week as was also Mrs. Marshall t- leld. wno gave a luncheon .besides. I here were a number of tea parties last week and the first of the dances . Mon'Kom<?ry Country Club for the Working Boys' Home look place not to mention the weddings: there were two of special Interest here and one In New Yotk-Miss Mary Uttel became the bride of Commander, ueorge S Bryan, and Frances Jane Rayner married Havid Ioudon John c."1;. W in N,'w Voik Miss Isabel Stett niu.s and John a March were married. I almost torgot the wedding there last Monday of Anne Crugcr and Alex l-alernotte. of the Belgian hnibatsy staff. Those two New York wedding., the I r nee of Wales and the horse show between them, attracted a large share or Washington society to New York uuring the week Just past. People I were going back and forth between the two places .-fll week. Marguerite Simonds, who went up there to pav a , visit and to attend some of the parties given for the prince, is coming home in time for Anne Gordon'* debut Tuen day. Apparently Marguerite made a! !h.KDr V. wi,h ,he youthful heir tol the Rritish throne than any other of I he Washington girls. She I. beauti ful. I can well understand whv he wa? attracted to her. Miss Simonds. who made her debut here Isjt winter is the daughter of one of the oldest and moat aristo cratic-also very wealthy-families of the very snobbish and select town of Charleston, s C. Her mother was P.isy -I think hrr real name Is also Marguerite-Hreaux. daughter of! the lale Judge Rreau*. of New Or-I leans and a most delightful and at-! tract.v. woman. After Mr Simnnd s; death the was married to Barker ' ere. of one of ihe leading and i wealthiest families of Prince.on and! 1 renton. N. J. a number of years af- j ter she was a widow for the second ? r n S^C./"S,rrie,J * dis,,r" f'lative. . ralim,n .and ,o?k u" '"r e In New Hampshire avenue lust across the street from the t.eitcr mansion. And it was there that the ESS? , upon M"? Simonds whom he had met earlier at the tea dance which Mrs. Joseph loiter gav" ,?e J,r, And " ",,d ,h" 'ome or girls were so insanely Jealous be cause of the prince's marked Defer ence for the delightful little southern beanty that th,y qlJ)|f forI-ot were supposed to be ladies and were disgustingly rude to Miss fcimonds *Kes 01hUr" no on' ">em. ' ,h?, s """<?"?* by birth and ding is '''nTicstionablv entitled tn So with the bes, sodety tn ."yj? fop VOung folks \youthfvl apparel for evbryv F <rt T<?ntH St. 0 ? OWING to the inclemency of the weather on Saturday, we are con tinuing onr Thanksgiving 10% Discount Sale On All Kiddies' Apparel Monday i v All mothers who were unable to get to our shop will have another opportunity to partake of this splendid bargain offering. and can wall afford to amlla com placently and pltylnsrly at auch unmis takable evldance of lll-breedinc. THE CAM WAS WORTH CAXDLK. Like tb? "foursome" that went dbwn to White Sulphur while the Prtnce was there; they feel that the fun they had waa worth all of the criticism they had to atand for. Ml? Stmonda had ao much run at the partial given for the prince that it waa worth having a few girls get In sanely Jealous and "catty." So many people aaw how aome of the glrla acted that the story of It has been well circulated and of course no one, to express It mildly, admires the glils for their crudeness. And I always think that when such things happen, that It never pays; the old saying, "The wheels of the gods srlnd slow ly ? ? The day may come when ' those very girls will wish they had ; not been so inexcusably rude to Miss almonds. Lots of people seem In think that j the girls who went to White Sulphur i did an undignified thing, but an 1; said, th? girls feel that they had such I a wonderful time that it makes up' for such criticism. Those girls had I planned to go down there before the | prince reached Washington, but I'm sure they knew he was going when ' Ihey made those plana. It was all part of the scheme which the young-r ] members of the British embassy stab I had to make the prince have a good ! | time with some boys and girls j around his own age. The prince and his suite urged Marquerite to go down I there tod, but she didn't. It is ao easy to crlUcise other peo- i pie; some people do It lo easily'i Yet I would like to bet that lots of the mothers who criticise those girls would have allowed their daughters to have gone if they had supposed Ihey would have seen any thing of the prince after they got there. I think It would have been a shame for tbe girls to have missed (t all, and I'm sure the prince wouia have missed lots of fun. too. if they had not gone. For Instance, he adores to dance and he certainly couldn't have danced down there with the members of his suite, now could he? In addition to the debutante parties already scheduled for this week there are three balls on the calen dar. the Thanksgiving holidays and the Army and Navy game at the end of the week. That is going to at tract droves of people to New York ! at the end of the week. It Nancy Lane and her two close ! friends. Frances liampson and Leltai Adams, are going up. Miss Lane and Miss flampson will be guests of' Mr. and Mr*. H. H Adams and Lena at the game Mr. and Mrs Oeorge Barton! French, of New Tork. have issued invitations for a dinner party next - Wednesday evening in honor of Miss ! Nancy Lane, who will go up to New York early in the week and remain' over for the game. I'lUM KS WHITING SAILS SATURDAY. That is the day thai l ran. es Whit- j Ing will sail for Paris to spend the winter with her uncle and aunt. Mr ! and Mrs. Laurence Benet. Her par-' ems, MaJ and Mrs E. E. Whiting, j nnd h?r aunt. Mrs. L. W. Ulazebrook. , arc all going up with her Thursday to | see her off. Then a bunch of people, who will be in N*w York for the gainf. are going to see her off that morn.ng. ! She had planned to attend the game' with a large party, hut is sailing that day instead. She is going to have a wonderful time over there, for the Benets are real people, you know: have plenty of money, and go with Ihe cream of aociety In "gay I'aree " ! Mr." Benet has Just received a very i high and rare decoration. Knight ofi the Legion of Honor, from the French ' government: an extremely high d.s-' II net I on. They are not given to many' men. and few women. Her friends over here, who Itave been so much help to her in her work during the war. will be interested to hear of it. I'm j sure. She was formerly Margaret i Cox. of this city. She was one of the , "rganizcr* of the ladies' committee of. the American ambulance in August. I 1914. and secretary of the committee from August 4. I?H. to July 21. 1917. The latest great honor is .n recogni tion of her services in connection with propaganda work in this country! throughout the war Her efforts re-, stilled in obtaining important sums and great supplies of bandages and I' other eiMnUali for the benefit of the American ambulance, the French army and the allied forces generally. Mm. Benet served as a nurse at the American ambulance from September 1, 1314, to July 21. 1917, and was in charge of the donation department from May 1. 1915, to July a. J917. She las been an associate member of the I n Ion des Colonies Etrangeres en Faveur des Vlctimes de 1h Guerre ainoe January 1, 19W; since November 1. 1917, she was connected with the puryea War Relief, taking that work up when the Red Cross took over the vork at the American ambulance, cas ing It American Hospital No. 1. She was vice president nnd acting president of the Duryea War Relief for eighteen months. Mrs. Timet at present honorary president of the; American group of the Oeuvie des Inflrmieres Frsncaises et Allioes de i Mme. Juliette Adam, and has ever rendered devoted service In matters I connected with the wounded and with ! war refugee*. As an organizer and propagandist she lias been of groat i assistance to French and allied ho*-! pita Is and. m general, to the allied cause. UK ART WAS IK THE WORK. The best of it all is that her work was done from the heart a?ul soul with never u thought of decoration* or icward. She was only too glad to feel that she could do anything valuable In the dreadful war for the wounded and other victims. She was thankful her health held out, but Just about the time thenar ended she was almost on the verge of a breakdown. I hear that she has been showered with con gratulations and lovely flowers, one j a bunch of red roses tied with the r*-d | ribbon of the decoration, and had din ners and luncheons galore given to I her in celebration of the great honor? I as they say, to wet the red ribbon' (there isn't any prohibitionyover there). Mr. Renet is even more pleased withl the honor shown his wife, so I hear. I than even she is herself. You know , he has received the same honor and it is quite unusual for both husband and . wife to have been so highly honored. He has advanced two grades beyond. I officer and now commandeer. One I friend, when speaking of the distinc tion shown Mrs. Renet. said: 'One often wonders and asks why certain I eople are decorated, but all know why Mis. Benet was. as they know of lier j fine work of aid and her constant and ; continued devotion to the cause ami 1 she accomplished so much of1 value that they say. "Well, this decora tion is more than merited ." I have rambled a bit; I started to tell of the social activities planned for this week. There are two large j dinner -parties today; one with Mrs. ' Horace Westcott as hnste** and the I other given by Mrs. Charles Rrorawell ' in compliment to Amhnssador and! Mrs. Thomas Nelson I'age, who have been visiting here for n week or so. but are leaving the first of the week Frances Hampson will be the honor guest at a debutante luncheon which Gladys Kaime will give tomorrow. There are three balls, one on Wednes day night, given for the benefit of the Fpisoopa! Eye. Ear and Throat Hos pital; one Thursday evening for the Navy Relief Society and one given by the Robert E Lee Chaptec of the I'niled Daughters of the Confederacy the next evening. COXGRBM I* EMPTY. When you stop to think you won der if there will be any one left in town to attend those balls; Con gress has adjourned and all of the members have rushed home for a visit or gone to the Hot Springs or some Mich place to rest. Then half the town will go to the Army and Navy game or visiting fori Thanksgiving. By the middle of last week 1 scurrying pag.- boys, with their j sleeves> rolled high, were the only persons who trod over the velvet battlefield of the. Senate, where so many oratorical skirmishes on the league of nations have been re corded for many weeks. A trip to the House showed even I less activity as the shades had been drawn low and there even the' hustle of the pag* boys was lack ing. In fact, with the exception of scores of sightseers roarrine about the hollow sounding corridors, there was practically no activity what ever "under the Dome" save out aide and Inside the Supreme Court chamber.""" Washington had several musical treats la* week, a whole week of op era and two concert* The Washing ton Opera Company scored a dee ded success last week with its first offer ing. "Faust." It played to crowded house* at every performance and all of the social elect went some time during the seven days Then boulst Homer gave a delightful recital on Thursday afternoon and that evening !*aura llarlan put on her first of a seriea of evening concerts when JCaiph Leopold, the brother of Mrs Newton Baker, and Florence Easton were the artists. Among the bo* holders last week Uf the |?erforniance of Faust was | Mrs Ocie Ilardcsty-Sheppard. who is spending fli?> winter in Washington. i?t 17<1? I street. She is *oing to sing the l^adlns role of Santuxxa in "Os vallerla nusticans." which will t>* tlie second oponi to !?e pu on b/ the Washington opera Company: It will l?e given nt the Itdasco about thf middle of I?oremtM-r: the exar:t date has not >#?t been determined. Mrs Hsrd?\-?iy lias never been heard tn W.ishlfiaion before, but is sure to de limit her audience. She If very easy to look at in the first place. u4 Km distinct ptrMMl charm Mm u th? wife of an army officer and is vary active socially la tbe Capital. MRS. !HF.PP**n > WEST m?ixu?. Mra. Hardesty - Sheppard hall* from West Virginia?Morgantovn - and I saw an article la the Morgan town Post not lone ago which spoa< of her work: "The fourth and last graduation recital of the school ot music was (Iren at the Commence ment Hall by Mra. Ocla Hardest Sheppard. Her opening group con sisted of three Italian songs. Pergo losi's *0 Serplna Peneerete.- Han del's 'Rendi'l Sereno al Clgllo' and Donizetti's 'ijm. 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