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Washington last week was a reg
alar?let's see?at least seven-ring clr
eua. There wera so many attractions
that all of us had to miss a few
"tricks," to take in everything Just
wasn't possible.
The week opened with a brilliant
concert and an ecfually brilliant char
ity ball, at which the "piece de re
* stance" was Admiral Viscount Jel
I'coe. whose visit to Washington was
a momentous occasion. Then Con
gress convened, and the weather man
and the man in the moon united to
make the skating carnival a gre?$
success. Another outstanding feature
?f the week was the Jackson Day
dinaer. while In the other rings were
numerous miscellaneous functions of
more or less importance?official din
ners and debutantes' parties chiefly.
All week every hotel lobby was
packed to overflowing with men and
women here to attend?or hoping to
attend?the Jackson Day dinner held
last Thursday at the Willard and
W ashington hotels. It was the Dem
?c?*ata' biggest pre-campaign event,
snd brought an influx of politicians
from every State In the Union. For
several days each train unloaded Its
quota of those lured to the Capital
by the possibility that President Wil
son and William J. Bryan might
"start something."
National committeemen who camel
to town in advance of the meeting I
of the committee were somewhat sur
prised to find how many friends they'
had in Washington?until they dis
covered that being greeted as a long
lost brother was invariably followed
Vy ?n urgent request for their In
fluence in obtaining a seat at the
dinnner. Many of the politicians we're
accompanied by ttieir wives?AND)
many of the politicians were accom
panied by their husbands.
Politically, women are "coming
into their own." At the Jackson Day
dinner, the Associate National Com
mitteewomen shared with the com
mitteemen the honor of entertaining
Party leaders from all over the
country and helped determine somH
of the plans the committeemen will
follow. One of the women ? 4Mrs.
Peter Oelsen. Minnesota member
of the Associate Woman's Dem
ocratic National Committee?made an
*ddress-Just like William Jennings
Rrvan. Joseph us Daniels. Attorney!
General Palmer. Senator Robert L,.
?wen. Senator Gilbert Hitchcock* Sen
ator Oscar 1'nderwood. Champ Clark
James Gerard and other notables.
It made me smilt. I used to do '
a bit of lobbying. In a small way.
?n Maryland. Efforts to get a bill '
or two through the legislature at An- |
napolis?bills concerning a woman
on the school board, child labor laws
and Moforth?and the indifference'
with which our wishes were consid- 1
| ered. because women had no voice !
in the government, was very dis
couraging and very disgusting. We
met obstacles every time we turned
xjound?always because women didn't
nave a vote. I remember one of
our best county school teachers?a
woman?was removed to make room
for an inefficient man. about thatr
time, because the woman didn't vote
ind the man's family controlled sev
md votes. He wanted a Job. so
'?he place was thus made for him.
Wwthlngs- are different. Did you
i tee Dhig's cartoon the other day~it
told the whole story as It is today
It showed a woman whose little boy^
was telling her there were two gentle
men down to see her. She rep
resented the women voters. The two
callers were the Republican elephant
and the Democratic donkey, each load
ed down with flowers, bon-bons and
other presents with which to win the
lady", favor.
In England, the women are very
much to the fore. The sex disqualifi
cation act having been passed in Eng
land, the Lord High Chancellor has
immediately taken advantage of the
opportunity to call women to the
bench by appointing as magistrates
f*v?n women who are among the bmt
^U>"n ? .tbeir 'e* ,or 'heir services
to the state.
Though che Democratic committee
meetmg only lasted two days, two
dav'' "al,e ? 'ew dinners,
luncheons and tea parties were
squeezed In - between the acts." m7
and Mrs. Angus McLean gave a
^ Frtda'r for ,he Associa
tion of Democratic Women
. " '"certainly the most charm
?Dg of the social events which oc
curred in Washington during the
presence here of the Democratic Na
tional Committee. Mr. McLean, who
la me managing director of the War
Finance Board, is the North Carolina
menjber of tha Democratic Commit
'V .^nr "l""""*" 40 Women of
yoctata committaa had aa guest.
V, l,hK I**tlon?1 Committee.
, C^lnet and other.
prominent In Political and .octal
The attract! venee. of the McLean
u^t 7" enhanced by tha artl.tic
ptan?I ?Te"' ,n tt# h^1 b?1"* c">ton
lm? and fern.. In the draw- J
"? "om P'"k ?w??. Pink carnation.,
palm, and fern., with eupetorlum. |
while In the dining room American]
Beauty rose, ?nd Southern amllax!
,T? . b*nked and uaed profusely on
the dinln, table. The lunchaon lt.elf
waa most delightful. .
In the receiving party with Mr. and
fcLean "r. George Baas,
or Chicago, chairman .of the aaaoctate
committee. Secretary of the Navy
Joseph us Daniel, and Mr.. Daniel.
Senator and Mrs Lee Slater over
ly? ^ ST^ssri
K. Britton. Mrs. Isabel Snell of
Washington, and Miss Jessica Ran
McHn^w ?f North MX
ean was frowned |n M?k
??.??. with embroidery ^
Mrs. Samuel Roger., Mrs PattU w
Jacobs, of Alabama Miis *Jirl ?
Ruuti-ReesC,'of0rn('*' M'? *&?
i- n,f- -
H.rrt.ndeof"-Kf Ind'*"': "" Vt
,?rtf ***%>? Miss Su.an W.
Nolan il' ok, Massachusetts; Miss
Brit ., ? Chicago; Miss Dorothy
I M? Join ?f Xew "?mprtlre;
of Tennessee; Mrs. Percy V
retVry' of ^nn"ot?0rAssUUntPS^
, ry of the Treasury and Mr.
Klncaid of ?^!; Mr" Mar> Holland
? ssff-is sjiyysa
?arrol^'.*rl<!MrL- tXTuX
2* of0BUffaVo: jfC E*hT
of Ohio, and other." E" " Moore'
Go?w. ^N-ew York' *5. Kathertn*
Congress convened Monday in a tral
cal post-holiday f?h)on. ^
??" *> ^ponded toT^O
BOTH Horses.
erl^k rSill?rter ?J th* H?0~ Fred
berg of both h * numb" of mem
t'vM whlc^nrl0r"d a"d
party "ho ?nly ?"? mernber of the
eirtteeThSi. ' 8tep off ?>ls
eignteen holes around ?0?bad for a
pro," but tip top for such a busv
?*niKrfl|S'nat?r?'?r beU?r- Sena
tor Harding, of Ohio, was not In
r&ars vtiSf.
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stroke under par. and no player
J doomed to permanent dufFerhood on
the links is going to chip in with
two in one round.
It was the House vs. the Senate the
first two days, and the House team
was a shade too strong for t?e oth
ers. For one thing, they were
younger. Being younger they were
more supple. Speaker Gillette, it Is
true, is no youngster, but. neverthe
less, he plays an exceptional game
of golf for one of his years. All of
the party were modish and swagger
as to attire. Their golf may not he
perfect, but there's nothing "bush"*
about them sartorially. They all
play at Chevy Chase a good deal.
Mr. Glllett has done his 83 at golf,
and gets below 90 now. His form is
fair. He takes a longer and a freer
swing than nine out of ten men of
his age. He. together with Represen
tative Sandford, of New York. Rep
resentative Whaley, of South Caro
lina, and Representative Puller, of
Massachusetts, made up the House
team. Senators Harding and Cum
mins were on the Senate team, which
was reinforced by Judge John Barton
The Representative* won the first
day, then gave a handicap to the Sen
ators. and lost. Representative Sand
ford has the best golfing form of the
lot. He returned an. 88 for one of the
rounds. That isn't bad. It's stiff go
ing over these Pinehurst courses. Mr.
Puller hits a long ball?a genuine
screamer, but he has only a half
swing, as have the two Senators.
That, however, doesn't matter so
much if you time your swing well,
which the member from Massachu
setts does.
After the first two days they
split up into fours, with Repre
sentatives and Senators on each
side. Messrs. Harding. Sandford,
Whaley and the Wasbingtonian
were on one side; Messrs. Cummins,
Gillette, Puller and Payne on the
other. In this round Mr. Sandford
did his 88 and Mr. Harding made
his two birdies?shows he is good
in a pinch?and their team won.
The winners had a best ball of 83.
They take their golf rather seri- (
ously. these men of state, though j
leavened by that sense of humbr
which most golfers have. They
kidded one another at the first tee, j
but a printed refernce to their play ?
as being of the 100 grade was I
vehemently branded as not so.'
?There isn't a man in the crowd
but one who can't do around j
ninety." was the indignant denial.
The Gillette-Puller - Payne-Gum- ;
mins combine started first. "We'll
Mo right away from you If those
people ahead of us don't hold us
up," was a parting shot Speaker
Gillette flung over his shoulder,
leaving the tee.
"Yes, you will," this from Sena
tor Harding, "you'll be holding us
back all the way."
"I knew it," exclaimed 8enator
Harding, as he topped into his ball
and dribbled it into the grass. ? He got
a good second, however. Senator Cum- J
mins also swayed his bqdy and topped j
his tee shot.
The gentleman from Ohio is a fine
figure of a man on the links, tall, j
commanding, handsome, also urbane
and affable. The gentleman from
Iowa is reserved and dignified, but un
bends. on occasion. "A noble group,"
he commented with twinkle In eye as
a party of colleagues were being
photographed. You'd have to go farj
to beat this Washington array for
pulchritude. Harding. Cummins, Payne,
Whaley, Puller, Sandford?good look
ing men^ all of them.
But I seem to be rambling a bit. I
started to tell you of the wonderful
concert?the first of the Concerts Dip
iomatiques?last Sunday evening at
the Belasco. Washington hasn't had
such a musical treat in some time, and
tonight's concert is going to be even
more enjoyable, if that Is possible.
And the audieno*?it was par excel
lence. The cream of society?diplo
matic. official and residential?filled
the boxes and packed the orchestra,
with an overflow in tfee galleries!
Miss Na
There was not one artist, but several,
: forming the Metropolitan opera sextet
! In a Verdi-Puccini program with Marie
j Rappold and Kitty Beale. sopranos;
Helen Marsh, contralto; Giovanni Mar
I tinelli and Rafaelo Diaz, tenors, and
Mario Laurenti, baritone, and with
Giuseppe Bamboschek, conductor of
the Metropolitan Opera Company, at
the piano, forming the program.
I have seldom seen a Washington
audience so enthusiastic. It became
positively tumultuous. It was like a
j night at the Metropolitan trans
i planted to Washington?women in
! their gay evening gowns, and men
I in full dress. It was one of the most
brilliant events of the winter, and as
i the same people have season tickets,
the audience will be equally brilliant
this evening and every other evening
during the series.
Of course, Martinelll Is such a won
derful artist he alone would have at
i tracted a large crowd, without the
other five artists of note. The artists
divided themselves into two groups,
three established artists and three of
the younger generation who have won
their place at the Metropolitan.
Dainty Kitty Beale. who comes from
Washington, reached the Metropolitan
only last year, and she received the
second ovation of the evening. She
is delightful as an artist and h^s a
most charming personality and stage
presence that should make her an
individual as well as one of the fore
most lyric sopranos of the Metro
politan. Miss Beale is an American
"product," having studied in New
York the past Ave years.
This evening, the Concerts Diplo
matique* promise another musical
treat in the joint recital of Julia
Claussen, contralto, and Leopold Go
dowsky, pianist, with perhaps anothpr
artist of fame who haa not yet been
heard in Washington. Salvatore de
Stefano, the famous harpist.
The program will be as follows:
"?Passacaglia" (Handel); ' *L* Egypt
ienne" (Rameau); "Nottumo" (Ren
?i); "Giga" (Corelll). Mr. Salvatore
de Stefano; "Mon Coeur," from "Sam
son and Dallla" (C. Salnt-Saens),
Mme. Julia Clauasen, Mr. Nlcolal
Schneer at the piano; (a) ?'Fantasy."
Op. # (Chopin); "EXude" (Chopin);
"Walts" (Chopin); "Scherso B Fist
Minor" (Chopin), Mr, Leopold Go
dowsky; "Viens pres de moi" (M.
BaJakirew); "Sapphic Ode" (J.
Brahms); "Des Rosea" (M. Pesse),
Mme. Julia Claussen, Mr. Nlcolal
Schneer at the piano; "French Folk
Song" (Grandjany); "Prelude"
(Grand jany); "Prelude et Danse"
(Ravel). Mr. Salvatore de Stefano;
two Polish songs?"My Joys," "Maid
en's Wish"?(Chopln-Lisat); "March
Wind" (MacDowell); -A Watteau
Pay sage" (Godowekj); "Alt Wlen"
. * *
ncy Lane.
(Godowsky); "Toccata," Op. Ill
(Salnt-Saens), Mr. l^eopold Godow
sky; "Visa" (G Nordquist); "Floods
of Spring" (S. Rachmaninoff). Mme.
Julia Claussen, Mr. Nicolai Schneer
at the piano.
Among the box holders tonight will
be Mrs. William Crosier, Mrs. Nor
man Williams, Mrs. M. B. Berry
hill, Mrs. Carl Hellman. Mrs. Charles
Fairfax. Mrs. Matthew Scott, Mrs.
Hugh Rotoert Wilson and Mrs.
George Barnett.
This series of Concerts Diplomat
iques is being given by the Chamber
Music Society, M. K. Kline, manager.
The society also announces a series
of six chamber music concert! in the
ballroom of the Ward man Park Ho
tel, commencing Friday, January 16,
| at 3:30 p. m., the program being com
j pleted in time for the 5 o'clock tea.
I The artists at the first concert will
jbe the Berkshire quartet, with Mrs.
George Peabody Eustis at the piano,
i Society is taking as keen interest in
! these concert* as in the Concert* Dip
j Society took off many hours last
I week from its "pink teas" to go down
I to the Tidal Basin to enjoy the fine
j Ice skating which the cold weather
' made possible. People hunted through
| their attics for skates which weren't
usable at all last winter, or else
Iwent down town and paid twice as
much as ever before for new skates
land flocked to the basin. Then the
j fine full moon added much to the
; beauty of the scenes?and finally some
.'Hive" person got busy and arranged
a real skating carnival. There were
?races and silver cups as prizes, and
(lots of people and lots of fun?and
'lots of falls.
j Of course, Washington has been
visited by so many notables?kings
and princes and such?of iate, it is
father inclined to be blase about
guests of note. Nevertheless, it was
intensely interested In Admiral Vis
count Jellicoe, who arrived here last
Sunday and departed Tuesday, after
a most strenuous forty-eight hours.
He dined Sunday evening ait the
British Embassy. . The Charge d'Af
faires, Ronald Lindsay, was host.
The next day. after seeing all of
the sights of the town, he was en
tertained at luncheon by Admiral
Grant at the navy yard and had
tea most Informally with the As
sistant Secretary of the Navy and
Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt at their
home. That evening Secretary of
the Navy and Mrs. Daniels had a
large and formal dinner party for
the hero. It was a stag affair, but
Mrs. Daniels presided, according to
a custom established by Mrs. Wil
son, who often was the only woman
at some of the White House stag
dinners. The dinner was followed by
a large reception, to which the la
dies were asked?also Cabinet mem
bers, diplomat#, aropy ai*d navjr offl
Miss Charlotte Washburn.
cera and a fpw select other?. Then,
later, the admiral and hi? party
went to the charity ball.
Upon his entry into the ballroom, i
cue orcneauti ?u*uc* u* m<? ^ ??**.?
national anthem and the guwti all
stood at attention ?n'everythlng.**
Then CoL William Eric Fowler, chair
man of the floor committee, escorted
the party to the biff box at the,sooth
end of the ballroom where a great red
velvet chair.' suggestive of a throne,
was placed for Admiral Jelllooe's com
"Nothing doing"; he would have
none of it. He hardly had entered
the box before he was out of it again,
and was holding a small reception am .
the floor of the ballroom. Then, as
soon as people stopped crowding
around him. he started to dance, and
didn't quit until supper time.
Those in charge of the ball had
failed to make any special reserva
tions for the distinguished guest and
his party In the supper room?supper,
was served at medlflpn-size tables iff
the small ballroom?and at first the
admiral had to sit dfcwn with Strang -
f era Finally., ar i? table was
cleared and he and his party, includ
ing Gen. and Mra Barnett. Admiral
Albert Klblack. Commander and Mrs.
David Porter and Dr. and Mrs. J. P.
Haynes. of the navy, got together and'
had a jolly time. The admiral ap
peared to dance my well.
This admiral, who commanded the
I greatest fleet which ever went into
battle. Is a amall >nan. with keen and
I humorous face, and the most gracious
I and friendly manner possible He is1
| as much at home on the dance floor
j as on the bridge of his ship in the
I thick of the smoke of battle; and he
[ appeared to be thoroughly enjoying
what was probably his first glimpse
of American society awhirl.
Lord Jellicoe. who for his services
In the great war was elevated to
the peerage as Viscount Jellicoe. per.
sented with a parliamentary grant
of a quarter of a million dollars and
promoted to the supreme rank of
admiral of the fleet, which is the
naval equivalent of the office of fleli
marshal in the army is, parring mid
shlpmltes. the most diminutive officer
of the entire senior service of Great
Britain as far as stature is concern
ed. Yet in tplte of this he won fame
In his younger days as a football
player and as a/i all-around athlete, j
and especially as a light-? eight I
boxer. He has had plenty of ex-1
citement in his career. He was pres-;
^it at the bombardment of Alex- j
andria. and afterward took part as,
a subaltern of the naval brigade in I
the land battle of Tel-el-Kebir. He!
was ill, suffering severely from'
Malta fever on board the flagship
Victoria, when she was rammed by
the Camperdown off the Coast of!
Syria, and sent to the bottom of the
| Mediterranean, carrying with herl
Admiral Sir George Tryon and some j
| 700 officers and men. But Jellipoe
! was one of the few who escaped in
an altogether miraculous fashion, j
j Indeed, having been immersed in thej
water when his temperature was
! near 104, he was fished out at the
| normal 58, cured of his illness, so
that it was irreverently said that)
he was born to be hanged.
Regarded by naval experts in Great
Britain and abroad as more responsi
ble thsn any other officer for the mar
velous progress in nav^l gunnery, hav
ing indeed raised the percentage of
hits from 42 per hundred rounds to 87
in the British fleet while director of
naval ordnance at the admiralty, he
Is the son and grandson of officers of
the merchant navy. He is married to
tie r o. ? very nui w??. u?
1 iU Sir Charles Ctystr. prinolpt
twuw of th? Clan Line of iUumUh
At Sir Charles' death Lady J ell too
! iheritert a vary lartffc fortune. At tb
t me when L-ord Jelllcoe vaa raleei
tj the peerage, hit family consisted m
fjur daughter* the eldeet of thesa 13
end eo the patent of his vucouftt;
devised with remainder to he
and to her heirs tn default of ma>
Issue. Subeequentiy Lady Jelllcoe pre
eented her husband* with a eon. m?
12 months old. who la the flrat heiet
hie father's honors. The little fellow*)
chlisteria*, at which Klnf George a*
Queen Mary acted as godparents, wa
made the occasion of a remarkaM
demonstration of affectionate remem
branee on the part of the officers an.
men of the grand fleet, which taal
the. form of an immense gold cur
with an inscription to the effect the
It wes given the child with goo*
wishes for its future by the ofhoer
and men who had had the prlvllep
of serrtng under hie father. AdmHv
of the Fleet Viscount Jelliooo.
While it fell to the lot of Afln*r?
Lord Beetty to receive th# *urr?*n?i<
of the German fleet in Scottish water
Just a year ego. It 4s to Admiral L*n
Jelllcoe. belongs the lasting fan*
of having commanded in chief the vie
torious forces in the greatest neve
battle In modern time*. Empf ?*
William end the Gormen people afte
having spent billions of dollers an?
exhausted all the resource of Teuto
scienoe In the creation of e gree
navy, upon which they relied to
stroy the maritime *u primacy o
England, and to eccomplish the sac
ceaaful invasion of the Br1tl*h i*
saw all their fondest hopes shatter*
in that memorable sea light off Jul
1' land, where their proudest battleship
were driven to flight, so huirbled ar<
utterly deqporaliZ4?d that they neve
I emerged from their harbor of refug<
'to risk another encounter, until etfh
j close of the war. they were finall
compelled to come out. and to mak
the most ignominious surrender to al
the annals of naval history.
But it !? not slone as the victe
rious commander of the battle o
Jutland that Lord Jellicoe wan we'
corned here. H? has other claim
to the friendly Interest of tb
American people. For It was h
who. early In 1917. as First S<;
Lord of the Admiralty, devieed it
Paris, with his old friend. Admin*
Sims, controlling all American na
val operationa in Europe. tho>
wonderful plan*, by m*ans of whicl
the feat was accomplished of carry
ing acroas the Atlantic, and land
ing in France, the first M.WW mei
?the vanguard?of Gen. Pershing*
huge expeditionary force, in th
utmost se< recy. without the loss ?
a ship, or even of a life. More
over, it was. thanks to the loya
and entirely unrestrained fashioi
in which Lord Jellicoe accorded al
his confidence to Admiral Sims. an?
imparted to him the naval secret
of Greet Britain, in what has sine
the war been 'described as a com
plete brotherhood of blood, that th
American destroyers wer? enable
to make such a *plendld sliowing l?
the downing of the submarine peril
Jellicoe found here many of hi
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