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Long Ago and Now.
Mrs. Richardson Clover will add another
to the charming series of parties
which she has given in this city as
maid and matron when she introduces
her second daughter. Miss Beatrice j
Ciover, at a tea tomorrow, and supple- I
ments the afternoon's entertainment
by a dinner for the assistants and
others, and a dance as the final touch
tomorrow night. She has guests from
New York who came on for the week
end and who are remaining over tomorrow.
As Miss Dora Miller, daughter of
8enator and Mrs. Miller of California,
there was no greater belle at the cap
- * *? urn a In hor crirl*
lt&J man oars. uiu?d ??... 0 ?
hood The Miller home was on Connecticut
avenue at Jefferson place, now
ft store site. In that day it was one
Of the happiest rendezvous for the
younger set. The senator's wealth and
hospitable nature, and the pleasure
both he and his wife took in the things
which interested their young daughter,
brought about a never-ending program.
Mrs. Miller lived to see her daughter's
happy marriage, and to enjoy, with her,
ft trip around the world, just as Rear
Admiral and Mrs. Clover have taken
with their attractive young daughters.
Mrs. Miller gave a fancy dress bail in
the Connecticut avenue house, which
President Arthur, his sister. Mrs McElroy,
and the smart world of the capital
attended, and there are many now
here who wiil .ecail the costumes and
the nota'd s who wo. e them.
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Mrs. Clover ?
Jvve nile fancy dress balls when her I
daughters wore little girls. having
marvelous decorations and conceits to
please the youthful assemblages and
the grown-ups asked in to look on.
She has had a great success in carrying
out similar events at evening
balls, when oi ier puests were -rtertamed.
and is regarded, v~-y naturally,
as an authority in the matter of fancy
dress parties. Two years apo when
he: elder daughter was presented she
entertained continuously throughout
the winter for her and her young
friends, dinners and dances following
each week of the season. Mrs Clover
has always like-i travel. In her jour- I
ney round the world with her mother
the latter made a collection of teapots,
which are arranged in the dining room
Of the Clover home, on New Hampshire |
avenue. These articles are in all the
metals, as well as china, and are In |
many varied forms. They add interest
to a luxurious home which has manyother
such objects to recall days in
foreign lands and happy times with
the family circle in this city and at the
California estate, where the rear admiral
and his wife and daughters spent
the late summer and fall.
There is a great charm in the social
history which surrounds the British
Side of ing the White
British Embassy. ? " nop,^
at the capital where successive I
generations of the smart world
have wanted more to go. No inYitations
have been more coveted
than tuooc expected from the vaious
Britisn ministers and ambassadors. In
the long ago one's presence at the
home of her majesty's representative
placed a cachet on a social career and
of later years since it became an embassy
the feeling has increased?if it
Were possible. The hospitality extended
there has been exceedingly generous,
to wmcb the present ambassador ana
his wife added a chapter last winter ot
great distinction and eclat.
8ir Edward and Lady Thornton in
the old days met all the requirements
f their position with dignity. They
gave balls of notable brilliancy. Lord j
Sackville West and his three pretty ;
daughters made an interesting group. :
The eldest made a great fight last year ;
and won in the law suit by which the
heirs of her benefactor sought to get
back the fortune in money and art
objects given to her. She was a very
demure young lady while she was mistress
of the British legation, about the
last, one would Judge, to acquire -ae
determination and skill to carry her
contention to such a successful issue.
Sir Julian Pauncefote was the first
Ambassador, and the enjoyment of his
family in his new distinction was thorough.
A younger daughter of his was
married while the family lived here
and numerous occasions of note mark* .
their residence. They entertained lo.
Princess Eulalie of Spain and carried
out all the old-world honors for visiting
royalties, much to the enjoyment
and Instruction of the hundreds of
guests who were at the embassy that
night. During the last illness of Sir
Julian President Roosevelt called at
the embassy to make inquiry. The
elder Miss Pauncefote hcs been entertained
at homes here during several
visits since to this country.
One of the sayings years ago of, and
proven to his own satisfaction by, an
old newspaper writer was that diplo- j
mats had really nothing to do but go to t
Washington balls and dinners and to I.
read the foreign newspapers by way of '
hard work, fie thought he proved it j:
by finding that the same blotting pad j
on an attache's desk had recorded his
Viaita hv nnfej Vi-iutil- m* o ? I
Interval of several months.
That is all changed in late years, even ;
If the Jocular remark was true when it
was made. Any passerby now can witness
busy scenes in the chancellery, where
everybody seems to have plenty of serious i
work on hand, and is hard at It.
A painting of Queen Victoria used to
have the honor place at the head of the
staircase In the embassy, and on gala
occasions had flowers before it. Portraits !
of King George and Queen Mary now
hang on the ballroom walls, as did King
Edward and Queen Alexandra before
When there's a party on at the embassy.
grate fires burn In the drawing
room fireplaces, and give a touch of oldtime
friendliness to the scene. The mas ive
silver used In the dining room Is
embassy property, and of old-world character.
The recent sale of adjoining property
recalls the fact that Castle Stewart, of
Cattle Stewart and now remains but
a few bricks of
Its History. thc foundation
Under a growth of weeds, was said to
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MISS LOI ISE F
Daughter of Dr. and Mra. A. F. A. King:, <
bave cost $100,000 when it was ready
for occupancy. The house had a leading
part in things social during the
years it was Senator Stewart's home
When the question of a home here
was being discussed by the senator
Mrs. Stewart saw the possibilities of
the Dupont Circle site and that selection
She had just returned from a long absence
in Europe and the orient, and
had brought back qualities of furniture
of such a massave description that
no house she found in Washington was
spacious enough to give it proper setting.
It was especially true of her
collection of mirrors. So she designed
the rooms, their height and general
arrangement to receive her Florentine
and teak wood treasures. The entrance
hall was oval shaped, and a winding
staircase was a most decorative feature.
The main drawing room was at
the left of the hall and faced south. ,
The dining room and a reception room
were on the north side. The ballroom,
nmnnf fV>*? fir.;! nf th*? mnriprn nntxi In
this city, had the full width of the
house across the rear. The mansion
soon became known as Castle Stewart.
The ballroom created the greatest furore,
because there were so few similar
rooms outside of Corcoran House, etc.
Mrs. Stewart entertained elaborately,
and lived up to the traditions of her
southern birthplace. Her father was owe
United States senator from Mississippi.
She had roughed it after her marriage
in the west, but was a real queen in this
city. For each of her three daughters
she gave many parties, and the last big
event of her life in Stewart Castle was
the marriage of the youngest.
When the Stewarts disposed of the
castle former Senator W. A. Clark of
Montana was the purchaser, and he had
the building demolished, though he still
owns the site.
The Chinese legation's occupancy of
Stewart Castle was a regular Arabian
Night's dream brought to a reality. The
ministers each in turn entertained like
princes, and there was a great deal in the i
newspapers for several years of the abuse
flf tVloJr fiAcrvltnlltv imindtnJ .....1 ...U, i
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quests. In those days the Chinese min- |
isters used to play a Santa Claus role ;
to all their official and resident friends
at the capital, and scattered gifts of tea,
fans, furs and other articles of native
manufacture, such as sweetmeats, with a
lavish hand. For several winters the
Chinese New Year was celebrated by a
big- ball, the host having all the guests |
he had asked, and, in addition, it was
said at the time, a great many he had
not expected, whose subsequent feats in
rapid disposal of his elaborately served
supper and wines were more marked than
During the Stewarts* occupancy of the
house, a fire started one winter night,
and before it was checked burned out the 1
Mansard roof. The glare attracted thousands,
who watched the firemen in their
successful efforts to save the building.
Two fine buildings are now housing
the largest of the women's clubs at
Clubs and Their t h e washHomes
at the Capital, claunb,J
K streets, and the Congressional Club,
at New Hampshire avenue and U
street. The latter is receiving the
finishing touches and will have an important
part as the scene of the club's
These two clubs point to the fact
that the broadening of woman's Interests
in the last ten years and before
JL icaoc A IC1
'lira b the gift that will bring joy
any woman's heart, especially if
:y come from Rosendorf.
'ou cannot find anything of sim
quality elsewhere which is to be
I at a similarly low price.
Skunk Sets, $45
Pointed Fox Sets, $55
Black Fox Sets, $30
Hudson Seal Coats, $75
Carico Coats, $55
ey Are Real Beauties and Should
Sell for a Great Deal More.
o matter what condition your
s are in, bring them to us and
will remodel them in this ?
'a styles at a low cost.
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nrhodf debut tea was grlven taut Tuesday.
that period is just as apparent in this
city as elsewhere. Because of the cosmopolitan
element in society, this development
was seemingly before that
along the lines of fashionable life. But
when women beeran to look about for ?
real careers, to take up new ideas and
to become prominent in the public eye,
where before domestic and church affairs
filled every available minute, the
call was heard here, too.
When the Washington Club was incorporated,
twenty-three years ago, it
was a revelation to many that such
an institution could be considered
necessary or useful. It seems futile
to go back to such a thought nowadays,
when the prosperity of the club
is so marked in every detail, and its
establishment in a new home with
greater facilities has been one of the
notable local events of the present
It took only a few years for the
Congressional Club to outgrow its
quarters, and last spring the erection
of the new home was commenced.
The club of Colonial Dames presents
weekly programs of great interest to
Its members and their friends. The
Daughters of the American Revolution
have as their headquarters one
of the finest buildings at the capital.
These and a score of minor clubs,
whose purposes, however, are far
from deserving that appellation, are
evidences of the interests outside of
their homes which have built up Washington
women's club life In the past
Charity balls have always been the
big events they are now in the local
Charity Balls Are who win dance r
? i . at the next one, x
Always Popular for which the flr8t c
Monday in January is reserved, have the i
same Joyful anticipations as did the c
smart folks who attended them in ^
years gone by, and used to crowd Ma- a
rini's Hall, on E street, where they n
were first held; then the old Masonic j)
Temple, after that the Rifles' Armory c
and more recently the Arlington Ho- \
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600 pairs of the fii
/j* $1.75 and $2.00 grac
'<j!? for "Shop Early" patro
fi j The best lot of Christmas
been our good fortune to be a
PAIR IN YOUR HANDS, j
weight of silk?pure thread sil
ALL-SILK GARTER TOP:
lined garter tops. We say
?Medium and Heavy
?Black With Self and
& ?White With Self ant
And this superb assc
Pearl, Taupe, Bronze, Ros
Pink, Cardinal, Purple, Wi
COM E AT ONCE AND Mi
special Christmas sale! If yo
?5? to get the size and color yo
Fft ready if you want them for gi
^ $35.00 and $37.50 Evening
^ SiA AA SS0.00 F.vpnina G
$60.00 and $65.00 Evening
ft; $40.00 to $75.00 Evening <
$45.00 to $65.00 Model Sui
| ^ For Chr
Handkerchiefs for Men,
nt Neckwear Novelties
ffe The "F" Stree
^ Klosfit Petticoats?Silk
i% THE STORE THAT I
eL Of late years the balls have beer
eld at the New Willard as the anlual
benefit for the Children's Hoailtal,
which, since its foundation, ha^
ire-empted the idea of the charity
all and made it year after year the
pening event of"the winter season
Che board of the hospital has a I wayteen
composed of the best known
natrons of the capital, and the inluence
which they exerted made the
tocial tone of these functions and j
*1? i?-? l>v fr?n
invc a.3 me jears nave gvnv ?
jistently maintained it. Daughters
jucceeded mothers in the board, ami
iach in turn have worked hard to fur
:her the best interests of the Chil
Iren's Hospital and to extend its use
Nothing which could in the least conlict
with the ball's success is ever anlounced
for the selected date.
Presidents and their wives have as a
general thing been glad to give an
lour or two to this ball. President
Cleveland, who rarely went to any social
affair save the round of cabinet
iinners or receptions, made it a point
o attend occasionally. The Roosevelts
vere equally gracious in the matter,
md so were the Tafts. Prof. Taft did
>etter than his predecessors in modern
imes by dancing at the charity ball,
ie also danced at the White House
ifter the evening receptions there and
it the balls his daughter gave.
Mrs. Cleveland was at one of the charty
balls at the National Rifles' Anno v
vhen her husband did not accompany
ter. She was a beautiful figure in a
Iress of white silk made in empire
ityle. At another charity ball down at
QM, ri A Tr> cfponla
n 1SV2, when Mrs. "Gen." Hicketts re:eived,
members of the floor committee
neluded Woodbury Blair, John rhew,
Beaton Monroe, Rord George Montague,
Uex S. Rodgers and Richardson Clover
rom the Bachelors' and other dancing
The Bachelors, the Tuesday, the
Vednesday, the Thursday, the Army
Smart Dancing1 Clubs the untied
of Past Two Decades. t!Twashin?d
on assemblies were some of the smartest
dancing clubs of the past twenty
'ears. The Bachelors had a much
onger existence and was the most important
organization of its kind tweny-flve
years ago, during the last winer
of the Cleveland administration.
?his prominence continued to the end.
The Benedicts cotillon was quite a
nodern affair, but only lasted a few
'ears. The same class of men officered
ill of them, members of the Metronoli
an Club, or army and navy men here
>n duty. The Dunblane Hunt and the
?hevy Chase Hunt also have given
ashionable balls. The last named coninues
to be an annual spring event at
he Chevy Chase Club.
One of the last of the "Washington
issemblies was given the night of the
treat blizzard. Venturesome guests
vent to the .Arlington, before the snow
Iriftl got too high for driving, and
vhen the ball was over stayed in the
hotel all night. There were many
:ales of the trouble experienced in
getting around the city and to the
)all that night.
The Bachelor cotillon continued its
lappy existence until the close of 191*.
't did not reorganize last year.
The Benedicts' balls were held at'the
STew Willard. The Army and Navy
Germans were fixed events for a number
of years and were held alternate
veeks with the Bachelors, the National
Etifles Armory being the scene of both
it that period. The Thursdav erermans
vere also ambitious occasions, oflicial
md congressional society as well as the
esidents contributing chaperons and
eaders. These parties thrived twentyIve
The Wednesday german, generally
considered as an offshoot of the Bachelors',
also had a great vopue. They belong:
to late years, when all the balls
pf their size were held at the Arlington
ind later at the New Willard. The assemblies
were probably all given at
the Arlington, as were all the important
similar affairs of that time.
The dissolution of the Bachelors,
tvhich survived longer than any dancing
club of which there is record,
seemed exactly to precede the changes
n dancing?and the doing away of
These clubs had an important bearng
each season. They were conducted
is elaborately as private balls, and
practically without subsequent newspaper
publicity, save a bare mention
>f the hostess; the leader, with some:imes
a list of the guests. Invitations
;o subscribe or otherwise to attend
vere rated high. Out-of-town guests
:ame here especially for them, and each
J vent in its turn wouiu nave ueen tccignized
at the moment as the best exjression
possible of Vanity Fair.
The favors were always elaborate.
L?ess so, perhaps, in later years, when
aste in these matters had changed
jomewhat. Twenty-five years ago, at
i Thursday assembly held at the old
Rifles' Armory, the souvenir favors
vere such substantial articles as alligator
leather traveling bags for the
nen and piano lampshades for the
The assemblies distributed thousands
>f hand-painted fancy articles, that beng
the great desideratum in favor
thoosing those days. The souvenirs
vere always something practical as
veil as bright and pretty, with date
ind suitable marking. The Bachelors
ilways had a simple flower favor, cor(ages
for the women and boutonnieres
or the men, made in the color of the
ivening. The first ball after Christmas
vas red, the next pink, and for the
les? . $1.35 ft
ins, pair T
Silk Stockings it has ever
ble to offer youl TAKE A
rou will quickly feel the afU
k of the finest quality.
5 in some; others are lisleagain,
the finest of Silk aSk'
Weight in Black
I White Clocks ^
i Black Clocks.
irtment of colorings? &
e, Lavender, Tan, Sky, $;
staria, King's, Emerald, ^
\KE SELECTIONS in this m
u delay you won't be able
u want. Christmas boxes
Gown. $27.50 Jg
Gown* $42.50 !%
Coats $29.50 Wj
it. $37.50 &
Revillon Fur. ^
Women and Children ^
Leather Good. W
t Umbrella w
; Waist.?Novelties ?
SELLS WOOLTEX ^
third, which approached the spring, yel- L
,ow was selected. c
The Riding and Hunt Club evenings v
generally precede a dance at some *
notable home, where performers and
audience meet again, and the public
meetings of the Fencing Club generally
wind up with dancing, though neither
are properly to be designated as dancing
The pink coat ball given by the Dunblane
Hunt Club in 1891 at Wormley's
deserves a chapter
1 Pink Coat hy *tself. For the
"R 11 * W benefit of the youngijail
Of iMOte. er generation it may
be stated that Wormley's. was one of
the celebrated small hotels of the 80s
and early 90s, and was on the site of
the Union Trust building at 15th and
J H streets. The ball was In February
; and was managed by Mr. Robert Nevj
ille, master of the Dunblane Hunt. Hon.
, Alan Johnstone of the British lega'
tion, Mr. John Ridgely Carter, who
practically lives abroad, after a dip.
lomatic career in his country's service,
and Mr. Henry May.
> Mrs. Levi Z. Leiter, Mrs. D. P. Morgan
and Mrs. Henry May received. The men
wore their hunting dress, knee breeches
j and pink coats. At supper time the sigi
nal was the singing of the old hunt
song. "Drink, Puppy, Drink." Alan
Johnstone led with Miss Constance
a . *-:i
K>dgre, now Mrs. A- P. Gardner, a J
otillon of sixty-flve couples. The fa- J
ors were sus&estive of the hunt, as
rere the decorations.
For Sweet Charity. 1
The annual Christmas sale and tea j
vill be held at St. Rose's Technical ?
School. PhelDS nlace and California *
itreet, Saturday, December 5, 3 to 7 !
>.m. There will be an exhibition of ]
vork clone in the school, including ]
fowns. wraps, lingerie. Ladies of the !
liplomatic circle will be in charge of 1
:he tearoom and at the war relief table, (
ivhere articles may be purchased to i
send abroad to sufferers in the war ;
sone, will be presided over by Mrs.
Vfatthewson, Mrs. Nota P. McGillt Miss ;
Squire, Miss Horsey and others.
Mrs. Hannis Taylor will have the
?andy table, with Miss Taylor and Mrs.
Mrs. Stubblefield will have the apron J
table, with Mrs. Holden, Mrs. James :
Drme and Mrs. Edgar Orme.
Mrs. D. J. Callahan will have the cake
table with Mrs. Herron and Mrs. Ring, *
md the fancy articles will be in charge
Df Mrs. Crosthwaite. Mrs. W. H. Callahan
will sell fruit punch. The dolls,
toys and Christmas tree will he in
charge of Mrs. Carr, Mrs. McCarthy, >
iliday gifts now
to our establi;
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^ That every article sin
!. That a REASONAB]
!. That when QUALITY
are the lowest
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Irs. Adams, Miss Joyce, Mrs. Mann and <
Irs. Coombs. ,
The board of managers of the Pres- *
>yterian Home for the Aged will Rive ,
t luncheon and bazaar at the Raieigh
lotel November 30 and December 1 1
rom noon 10 iu p.m. uunouevn win
>e served each day from noon until 2
>.m. Dinner will be served Monday 1
.*veningf. There will be a beautiful dis- '
>lav of fancy articles of every kind for !
The officers of the board are Mrs. A.
FT. Quaiffe, president; Mrs. William
FTenry White, recording secretary; Mrs.
3. J Vaughan. treasurer; Mrs. O. B. j
Brown, corresponding: secretary.
The luncheon and dinner will be in
.'harge of Mrs. M. R. Stetson. Mrs. C.
1. Stott. Mrs. B. H. Warner and Mrs.
\I. A Ballantyne
The chairwomen of boths are: Aprons,
Mrs. M. A. Skinner; linens and embroideries.
Mrs. William Henry White;
worsteds, Mrs. A. C. McBlroy; haps.
Mrs. Harvey S. Irwin; novelties, Mrs.
E. B. Grandin; candy. Miss Caro Kershaw;
Christmas cards. Miss Alice
Craighead; mystery table. Miss Carrie
3mith; Jellies and preserves. Mrs. M.
Kistler; homemade cakes. Mrs. L,. D.
Wilson; punch, Mrs. R. C. Colltson.
Twentieth Century Evening.
The program committee of the Twentieth
Century Club has planned an
new and atl
r shown by us
^ W A A T V A
;hment will cc
. ? -
awn is of the FINEST
LE price is charged for
r is considered our orices
:k never impli
Dn to Durchase.
:r a Century,
evening reception and musical Thurs-1
lay night to take the place of tho
regular monthly morning meeting,
rhe president of the club. Mrs. Thomai
VV. Sidwell. will be assisted In receiving
by the vice president, Mrs. Eugene
F!_ Stevens: the chairman of the nrn.
jram committee. Mm. Marius R. Campbell,
and the chairman of the hospitality
committee, Mrs. William F. Hillsbrand.
The reception will take place
in the lecture room of All Souls' Unitarian
Church, after which a musical
program will be given in the church
proper at 9 o clock, at the conclusion
of which refreshments will be served
in the lecture room. Miss Ethel Oar- i
ret Johnston, Mrs. Frank Maxw. !]t
Mrs. Elliott Woods and Mr. Eugene E.
Stevens will give the musical numbers,
and Miss Victoria Siddons will give
Section meeting of the club for the
week will take place 011 Tuesda\ and
Wednesday. At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday the
war relief committee, Mrs. Frank
Baker, chairman, will meet at the Mendota
in the apartments of Mrs. Johi! A.
Watling, to sew for the people of Belgium.
Wednesday morning at 10:30 the
members of the travel section will
semble at the home of the leader,
Mrs. William F. Ham, J6-1 Woodley
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