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CAPITAL FINDS OLD
FRIENDS IN HARDING
CABINET FAMILIES
Mrs. Hughes. Naturally
Ranking. Has Benefit of
Six Years Residence.
MRS. WEEKS RETIRING
The Falls, Hoovers and
Wallaces Expected to Do
Much Entertaining.
MRS. DAUGHERTY INVALID
Some of the Young Set Are of
Society Age and Will Add to
Washington Gayety.
tpunal Despatch to Tub New Yo?x Hoai.d.
New York Herald Bnrrau, )
Wuhlniion, 1>. C., lftb. 51. I
Washington soclcty has a peculiar
interest In Cabinet appointments, since
Washington has to live with the ap
pointees. Consequently President
elect Harding's announcement of tho
names of the members of his official
family caused a flutter and there Is
much curiosity as to what each man?
and more especially his family?will
bring to the rather complex social life
of the capital.
Mrs. Charles E. Hughes Is so well
known after six years' residence in
Washington that as ranking lady in
the Cabinet she will be especially wel
comed. During the political campaign
in which the new Secretary of State
was a candidate for President she was
constantly written about in the news
papers and magazines, which made
her a familiar personality to millions
of men and women in the United
States.
Out of all the mass of biographical
data two facts stand out. One is that
Mrs. Hughes is first of all the ideal
home woman, who Is the understand
ing companion of her husband and
children. The other is that her chief
interests arc not social but intellectual.
While Justice Hughes was on the
bench of the United States Supreme
Court Mrs. Hughes met every obliga
tion connected with her position and
was a charming hostess, but she
limited her activities as much as possi
ble.
It has been said frequently tnat in the
Hughes home the library Is the centre
of interest and that books are the most
appreciated companions, and It was
laughingly reported that when Justice
and Mrs. Hughes were living In Wash
ington it was found necessary to build
In order to provide a library large
enough to accommodate all the books
collected by the Csmlly. -j ?
Personnel of Hnarhea Family. (
Mr. Hughes marrlixi Miss Antoinette
Carter, daughter of the senior member
of the law firm of Carter, Hughes A
Cravath, with which he was affiliated 1
for soma time. Mrs. Hughes hod passed
five years at college, threti at Wells?
Mrs. Grover Cleveland's alma mater, by
the way?and two years at Wellesley,
where she took special courses. The j
Jlrpheses lost one dnughter, Miss He'en j
Hujrhes, a lovely and promising young
woman, who died soon after her gradu
jitlon from college and since Mr. and
^fre. Hughes left Washington.
There are three other children. Charles
Rvans Hughes, Jr., who at Harvard was
known as "Sphinx, Jr." ; Miss Katherlne
Hughes and Miss Elisabeth Hughes,
still a schoolgirl, who has the dlstinc- ,
t!on of being the only child bom In the:
Governor's Mansion at Albany.
Miss Katherlne Hughes, who attended
the Cathedral School here before going
Wellesley, Is Just of an age to enjoy
Washington society. Charles E. Hughes,
Jr., married Miss; Majorle Bruce Stuart,
a daughter of Henry C. Stuart of New
York, and they have two sons. Mrs.
Hughes is still girlish In figure, tall and
nlender. She is dignified in manner, but
rtul' kly responsive, and she has a charm
ing smile, which Illumines her thought
ful face.
The Hughesos are friends of President
mid Mr.-t. Wilson. It was at their house
that Francis Bowes 8ayre stayed when
he came to Washington to marry Miss
Jessie Woodrow Wilson, and the Invi
tation to a party given by Justice and ?
Mrs. Hughes was one of the few that
the bride accepted on the eve of her
wedding.
Mrs. Week* Avoids Publicity.
Although John W. Weeks loomed
upon the horizon as a Presidential pos
sibility In 1916. Mrs. Weeks'* distaste
tor publicity kept her very much In the
background, and until the moment of
writing she never has released her
photograph for publication. She is,
however, a well known figure of Wash '
ington social life. Mr. and Mrs. Weeks !
Jived here for six years while he served 1
flrwt In the House and then in the Sen- j
nte. Moreover, they have maintained a
residence hern since he wae divorced i
from public life, and their present home j
in the handsome house in Sixteenth |
street which they purchased from Jus- ,
tlce and Mrs. Hughes. Th.-y have a j
home In Now Hampshire, where they J
own pretty nearly a* whole mountain.
There I* a story current?possibly ap
ocryphal?to the effect that Senator
Weeks and his wife once had a 150,000
bet on tho duration of the Congress ses
sion and that Mrs. Weeks won.
Mrs. Week* Is fond of bridge and
plays a good game, and she and her
husband give famous dinners. They
have a son. who lives In Boston, and" a
daughter, Mrs. John Washington Dav
Idge. As Miss Katherlne Weeks she
msdo her debut In Washington, and
when she became Mrs. Davldge sho
married Into one of the old Washing
ton families. Mr. and Mrs. Davldge
have a homo of their own In Wyoming
a\ rn'.ie and have two charming chlldien. I
Mrs. Albert Bacon Fall, whose hus- ;
bard Is to be 5f?e rext Secretary of the ;
Interior. In a member of the Congres
sional Chlb and one of the most popular
of the LadlM of the Senate, the organl- !
ration for charitable work which In- ,
eludes the women of the Senators' fam
ilies. She is a native of Texas and
loyal to hur Stat". although for many |
years her home haa been h ranch at
Three Rivers, N, M., near the Mexican I
border.
Heretofore the Fall* have not main
tained a homo In Washington, putllng !
up st the Shoreham or the Raleigh
n^ien In town. But this winter they
FtTTtNISlfF.T) hy > v ? <?; .>
pisi > *n V"(i.i I in tv'ft nny ar.?
gee ?'< ? v*. 1 ? *?y Altt.
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Wilson Sign* Bill for
Aliens' American Wives
WASHINGTON. Feb. 28. ?
President Wilson signed a
bill to-day providing for the re
turn by the Alien Property Cus
todian of property seized during
the war. The bill returns hold
ings which belonged to women
citizens of the United States and
the Allies who married enemy
subjects before the declaration of
war.
Among the American women
who married Germans or Aus
trians are Countess von Berns
torff. Baroness Augusta Luise
von Alten, Baroness Lydla G.
von Hammerstein, Baroness
Clara Erhart von Truchiess,
Baroness von Boklin. Baroness
Olivia Luise von Rotnkirch and
Countess von Francken.
V /
probably will take a. house, and their
friends prophesy that It will be one of
the most popular of the Cabinet homes
In Its cocial aspects. Mrs. Fall Is af
fable, gracious and inclined to like
people, and there is wealth enough in
the family to entertain lavishly.
The Kail family was greatly aaddened
by the death of the only son, Jack Fall,
and of a daughter, Mrs. Mahlon Ever
hart, within a few weeks of each other
wine two yeant ago. Jack Fall and his
wife lived In Washington and the daugh
ter was married to a wealthy Colorado
ranch owner. Both left children, and
their frandchildren are peculiarly dear
to Senator and Mrs. Fall. They have
two other daughters, Mrs. C. C. Chase
of Mexico and Mrs. Elliott Brant, who
was married two years ago in Three
Rivers. As Mies .Jouett Fall Mrs. Hrant
was well known and liked In Washing- '
ton. Mrs. Fall was Miss Emma Mor
gan. a daughter of tlie late Joalah Mor- ,
gan. who was the first president of the j
Western Texas I!?llroad.
Mrs. Herbert Hoover, wife of the next
Secretary of Commerce, Is the only other
woman of the new Cabinet circle known
to Washington. As Lou Henry she was
a classmate of Herbert Hoover at Ice
land Stanford University In California
and one year after their graduation she
was married to the young mining engi
neer. Something of her character may
be grasped from the fact that one of the
literary announcements of 1912 said:1
"With the help of his wife, Mr. Hoover i
translated Agrloola's 'De Re Metallica,'
which was the standard mining treatise
of the Middle Ages." This translation, i
published In 1914. constituted the thesis ?
for which Mr. and Mrs. Hoover received
award of degrees from their alma mater.
Mrs. Hoover Dislikes Bontlnr.
Mrs. Hoover has many friends In
Washington, although she has never been
fond of the usual routine demanded by
official society. She is most direct and
unaffected In manner and hy choice
wears serviceable clothes, beautifully cut
tailor mades whenever poaslble. When
she was In Washington during the war
she did net take much Interest In gen
eral society, which was no altogether
quiescent even during the two years of
stress, hut the war workers, and notably
the girls connected with the Food Ad
ministration, knew her well. She was
friend and fairy godmother to many a
homesick young woman who had come to
do her bit In one of the departments.
She financed the Food Administration
Club, which became n. haven for hun
dreds of persons, until it got on Its
feot. And after Mr. and Mrs. Hoover
went to live In Chevy Chase she turned
the greater part of the grounds of their
place over to the girls for the cultiva
tion of war gardens. She used often to
work In the gardens herself when she
was not too busy experimenting with
recipes for wheat'eps or meatless days.
It was well known that the Hoovers
practised food conservation long before
Mr. Hoover preached It. And It Is told
that their young son. Alan, after a meal
at the Food Administration, remarked
that he had greatly enjoyed It because
It was "so different from what we have
at home." Alan has an older brother.
Herbert Hoover, Jr.. and both of th?>m
are of schoo'boy age. The Hoovers hive
bought a house In S street, near the new
home of the Woodrow Wilsons.
Andrew William Mellon of Pittsburgh,
who is slated to be Secretary of the
Treasury. In 1900 married Miss Norn
McMullen, but they separated soon after
and were divorced twelve years ago. Mr.
Mellon's daughter, Miss Allsa Mellon. Is
Just budding Into womanhood
There are several attractive women In
Mr. Mellon's family?hla sisters and his
cousins and his aunt??who might be
called upon to clianerone his pretty
daughter, and it Is on the cards that
the Mellon household will dn a great
deal toward putting the new Adminis
tration on the map socially.
The family of Harry M. Daugherty,
Mr. Harding's lifelong friend and po
litical associate, who Is to be Attorney
Oen*ral, will probably not play much
of a role in society. Mr. Daugherty
has a charming wife, but she Is now
In mourning, and. moreover, she has
been an invalid for several years. It
is probable that she will not come to
W aahington at all. at lea#t for the pres
ent. They have two children, a ton
who Uvea In Cleveland, and u daughter
form rly Miss Emily Daugherty, who j
went to school In Washington. She Is '
mar." id to a young man who Is the :
junior partner of the law firr., 0f D:\uirh- !
erty, Todd 4 Rarey, of which his father
in-law is the head.
. HRy"' whoee huaband
Is to be Poetmaeter General, was Mlao
ludra \ Thomae- daughter of
Inn A' . Tb?Bla" of Crawfordarllle,
Jnd. She Is college bred and a pos.il
r,?,? reC?,lt for 018 College Women's
-iJb, which Mr?. Calvin Coolldge al
ready ha, Joined. Sh, la much rl
sarDca In her young son. Will Hays
Jr.. to she did not travel with her hus
band during the campaign. He kept
and Wni '"j1?10? w!r,,B however.
tut r i si f *r<vu"n? thr<" was to
ri ; y , father over the telephone.
The boy |3 six years ol(J v
ti Denby- the next Secretary of
lit* ?Vys marrle'1 Ml?* Marion kart
ell fhurber. whoso father was seore
President Cleveland. She re
ceived her early educntion in the White
hllZn M^arrv k W,Ul thft CIev?'and
until ion m, y.Wa" not mar?1ed
until 1911 on the expiration of his six
year. In Congress, ho his wife is not
known here, although he made many
friends. One picturesque detail of his
career seema to have been overlooked?
the fact that he and Senator Truman
Newberry swabbed decks side by side
is" war Yo8cmlto during the Span
Wallace llu La rarest Family.
fjJJZ Se,?retary of Agriculture.
Henry C. Wallace, has probably the
largest family of any Cabinet member,
rhere are two daughter?, one married
and one, Miss Mary Wallace, Just out of
a.?8ar and of an affo to he an important
factor In Washington society. There are
JSErU ST' ?r,\ WalIa? was Miss
Carrie May Brodhead She's a club
woman a Daughter of the American
and has been active socially
In Dea Moines, where Uie Wallaces, make
their home. The Wallaces have taken
ZvAZTent '? th? H1'??Unds. where
they will remain until they can look
about and find .suitable quarters ; and It
Is prophesied that they will enjoy
them a"d ^Vashi,i*ton will enjoy
Mrs. James J. Davis, who will be In
troduced to Washington as "the wife of
tne Secretary of Labor"?unless Mr.
Harding makes some last minute
tM??n?e8~7Waa M1*8 Jean Rodenbaugh of
I !i i ^? . e le >'oun??still in her
thirties?tall, fair and handsome, and I
h*a been described as "a live wire."
The Davis home Is In Pittsburgh, and'
they have done a good deal of enter
taining there of late year*. Indeed, It
a safe to aay that they will play more
than a perfunctory part In the scheme
of things Jn Waahlngrton.
The Davlses have a summer home
where they like to rest and loaf at
Moosehart, III. where the Ortler of
Moose, of which Mr. Davis la the head,
maintains a model orphanage for tho
children of Its decoased members. Thin
is on? of Mr. Davis's pet projects, and
lie likes to keep an eye on the kiddles,
who adore him. He has two children of
his own, a boy about six and the baby.
WASHINGTON CROWDED
FOR THE INAUGURATION
Wilson to Participate and
Dine With Harding.
Special Despatch to Thb N?w Yo*k Hwulo.
New York Herald Bureau, )
Washington, D. C? Feb. 2*. f
Washington already is rapidly fllllng
with inauguration visitors. The hotels
generally are crowded, the early arrivals
. accenting the rule that in order to get
a room they must engage it for a week.
In preparation for the final details of
the ceremonies on Friday Joseph P.
Tumulty, Secretary to the President,
j went to the Capitol to-day for a con
j forcnce with Senator Knox (Pa.). After
ward it was announced that President
Wilson would ride with Mr. Harding to
, the Capitol for the Inaugural ceremonies
; the time to depend on the number of
| b'lis which were awaiting Mr. Wilson's
I sip-nature.
Whether Mr. Wilson would be able to
j go to the stand on which Mr. Hardlnc
| i? to receive the oath of office was a
question. It was said, however, that Mr.
: Wilson would rkle from the Capitol to
the White House with Mr. Harding.
J They are to have luncheon ther? to
j gether upon their arrival.
SIGNS ALIEN PROPERTY KILL.
Washington, Feb. 28. _ President
Wilson signed to-day a bill providing
for tho return by the Allen Property
Custodian of property nelzed during tho
war and which belonged to women citi
zens of the United States and the Allies
who married enemy subjects before the
^fcc'aratlon of war.
LOVING CUP IS GIVEN
TO VICE-PRESIDENT;
Marshall Scores Hit by Hint of j
Regret That It Had Not
Been Filled.
MEMORIAL TO DRY LID
Senators Honor Retiring Pre-;
siding* Officer?Lodge Makes j
Presentation Speech.
Special Hetpntch to Tue N?w ToaK IIksald.
York Herald Burnu, )
WiiftMn(ton* I>. C.? F?d. 28- >
The approaching retirement of Vlce
Pwsldent Marshall was marked In the
Senate to-day by the presentation to
him of a silver loving cup and the ex
change of speeches by Senator Lodge
(Maw.), majority leader, In behalf of
the Republicans: by Senator Underwood ^
(Ala.), speaking for the Democrat", a*
their leader, and a reply by Mr. Mar
shall. . , ,
Mr. Marshall's speech Is looked upon
as his real "swan song," although lie
will make a formal speech of retirement
on Inauguration Day. at . >
surrenders the gavel to \ Ice-T resident j
Cool Id ge. . j
The Vice-President was greeted with
roars of laughter when he said the poo- ;
pie of Indiana would regard the loving
cup as "a memorial of the Eighteenth
Amendment, but that It would be a
source of sincero regret to some that the
Senate had not filled It up.
Senator Lodge made the first pres
entation speech and was followed h>
Senator Underwood.
"T can hardly bo expected to voice the |
emotions of this moment." Mr. Marshall .
said In accepting the cup, which ^flB|
engraved with his name and the date. :
"There was a time in my life when
thought 1 would like to bo. a great man. j
I have learned here to long for that no
longer: to have but one supreme desire,
that I can so livo the days to come as
| to keep what I think I have, the friend
ship of the Senators In this body.
I "I shall take this, your generous gift,
' with me out to Indiana. The people there
will think It Is a loving cup. They will
Imagine It has been presented to me as
a memorial of the Eighteenth Amend
ment to the Constitution. If It be such
it will meet with the approval of most
of the people of Indiana, but it will be
a source of great regret to some, I know,
that you did not fill It up.
ELMER DOVER SLATED
TO SUCCEED HAYS
Was Secretary of G. O. P.
National Committee 1904-09.
Elmer Dover, secretary ot the Repub
lican National Committee from 13<K to
190f>. in being discussed as a possible
successor of Will 11. Hays as chairman
of the committee.
Mr. Hays, who 1? to be Postmaster
General in the Harding Cabinet after
Friday, may remain In the chairman
ship for several months or until he can
get the future work of the organisation
under way. But It is inevitable ho can
not continue to hold both hla Job In the
Government and In the political onjan
iratlon for any considerable length of
time.
Mr. Dover, a former newspaper man
from Ohio, was secretary to Senator
Mary Hanna from 1898 to 1904. For some
years he has been the Pacific coast
representative of II. M. Byllesby & Co..
engineers of Chicago, his home being in
Tacoma. Wash.
COOUDCES ARRIVE;
FESTIVITIES BFCIN
Their Appearanec in Capital
Starts Entertainments.
Special Veapatrh to Tub New Ygbk H*iuu>.
?w York Herald Rurraii, )
Washington, D. Feb. SS. f
The Vice-President-elect and Mrs.
Coolidge reached Washington to-niglit.
going quietly to th?ir apartments at tho
Willard Hotel. Their appearance served
. as the signal for the opening of one of
| the busiest weeks tho capital has ex
i peilenced In many a month, with Its
1 climax, of course, In the inauguration
I on Friday.
1 The arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge
! started a s?rlcs of entertainments among
officials both Incoming and outgoing.
To-night they were the guests of the
Vice-President and Mrs. Marshall. The
inauguration festivities will not be at
their height, however, until the Presi
I dent-elect and Mrs. Harding come to
town on Thursday.
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G.O. P. CHIEFS TO ACT
ON MILLION DEFICIT
Hays Goes to Washington for
Thursday's Meeting of the
National Committee.
WOMEN WILL BE PRESENT
Southern Representation in
Conventions May Reqnire
an Extra Session.
Will H. Hay*, chairman of the Re
publican National Committor, went to
Washington lnst night to prepare for
the first meeting of the committee ntnce
the Chicago convention. It will be
held at the New Wlllard Hotel on
Thursday Morning, the day before in
auguration. Thc.?o matters will be dis
cussed:
Report of Chairman Hays on the
work lone by the committeo In the
oamralgn.
The question of raising the deficit
in the campaign fund, which Is etill
more than jl.OOO.OflO, and of the limit,
if any, there shall be to Individual
subscriptions.
Report of progi-css of the special
<Jnmmlttee working out a new basis
of representation in national conven
tions, which Is primarily designed
to cut down the number of dele
gales from the Southern States.
Report of a special committee on
a reorganisation of the women's
work which will bring the women
more closely in touch with the
party.
If not in open moating, at least In
conference, there is likely to be a
struggle between the advocates of small
contributions and those who would
clean the committee's debt up quickly,
even if it means the acceptance of
large umounts, Just so long as tho
source Is open to no question.
I Chairman Hays, who was the orig
' lnator of the $1,000 limit, which was
' carefully maintained during the cam
palgn, Is very much in favor of not i
breaking that rule unless it Is abso
lutely r.eci'Fsary. On the other hand. ]
Fred W. (Jpharn, the treasurer. Is sa.id
to bellf-vo th?i cancellation of the debt'
at an early date U the Important thins >
and every energy of tlie committee '
should be bent to th^t end.
On election day there were outstand- i
ing :.otes of $1,400,000, with a floating
debt of about $200,000. The latter has
been wiped out and a 5 per cent, pay
ment made on the notes. The interest
also is paid to January 1. At that time
the remainder was apportioned to the
various States, each member of the com
mittee being asked to share a part of
the burden proportional to the number
of votes cast fcr Senator Harding in his
State.
The question of Southern representa
tion, in the hands of a committee headed
by H. B. Howell of Nebraska, is consid
ered so important that a spectal meet
ing to settlo it will be held probably in
June. On Thursday the committee will
outline the various Ideas that have been
presented and ask for an expression of
opinion from other members.
The executive committee of the Na
tional Committee, consisting of twenty
two members, eight of whom are wom
en, has been asked to meet Jointly wi;h
the main committee. The women. In- ;
eluding Mrs. Harriett Taylor Upton of i
Ohio and Mrs. Arthur Llvrmore and ,
Mrs. Cortnne Roosevelt Robinson of New i
York, will take an uctive part In the dis
cussion.
Charleu D. Hlllee, national committee
man, of course will attend and New York
will be represented by its Senators an.l
Representatives. Others who are going
are Samuel S. Koenig and other county ;
leaders. Arthur Woods, William Hay- ,
ward and William Hoyce Thompson.
ADMIRAL MAYO RETIRES.
Atlantic Fleet's War Commander I
Forty-nine Years tn Service.
Washington, Feb. U8.?ltear Admiral !
Henry T. Mayo, war time eonimand>r i
in chief of th>- Atlantic fleet, retired ;
from active service to-day after forty- ;
nine years. Ho was placed on tho re- i
tlrod list several months ago but con- j
tlnued on duty as a member of tho '
Navy Gonernl Board at the request of!
Secretary Daniels.
Reur Admiral Charles J. Badger, for- J
merly commander In chief of th.- At
lantic fleet and lately president of the
executive committee of the Navy Gen
eral Board, also retired from active ser
vice to-day at his own request.
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