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i WASHINGTON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 15 5 1903 1903AMERICAN I903AMERICAN
AMERICAN WIVES OF EUROPEAN DIPLOMATS IN WASHINGTON W ASHINGT N 1
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Influence of of f the Fair Daughters of Un UncleSam Uncle le Sam Sam in the InternationalY InternationalCouncils International InternationalCouncils i
Councils at the Capital CapitalSix Six Representatives of Foreign Nations NationsHave NationsHave
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Have as Cherished Helpmeets AmericanBorn Girls GirlsWit Wit and andBeauty andBeauty andBeauty
Beauty of the Talented Women Who Live Under Foreign Flags in inthe inthe inthe
the Capital of Their Own Country
was formerly a matter of Just Justcriticism justcrltJc1sm justcriticism
r criticism and complaint that so sofew sofew sofew
few foreign envoys brought theirwives their theirwives theIrwives
wives to this country In past years yearsthere yearsthere yearsthere
there were frequently only two or orthree orthree orthree
three women In the Diplomatic Corps Corpsat Corpsat
4 at a time t1 e and bachelor bachelor establish establishments ostnbUshments ostablishments ¬
ments were the rule rather than the theexception theexception theexception
I Ithat
exception This was due to the fact factthat ia factthat t
that in the old days It was muoh muohfurther muohfurther muchfurther
further from Europe to America than thanfrom thanfrom 8n 8ntram
from America to Europe and while a atrip atrip I Itrip
trip across the water meant nothing nothingto I Ito
to American womon who have al always aiIII aiIIIways always ¬
ways sought rather than th n wloIdedunique avoided avoidedunique 8Oldedunique
unique experiences to foreign women womenbred womenbred j jbred
bred on more conservative lines the theJourney thejourney thejourney
Journey to America was looked upon uponas uponas uponZ
Z as besot with dangors and life here herewas herewas herewas
was believed to be filled with discom discomforts dlscomtorts discomforts ¬
forts Within the last decade even the thewife t thewife o owire
wife of a well known diplomatist diplomatistconfessed diplomatistconfessed
1 confessed that she expected to moot mootIndians meotI
I Indians In war p paint int at the Pros Presidents Pro Prosdents l ldents ¬
dents reeeiIonsDistance receptions receptionsDistance rcceltlonsDistance
Distance Now No Barrier BarrierBut Barrier BarrierBut BattierBut
But these conditions have changed changedThe changedThe changedThe
The improved steamship service has hasmade hasmade a at
t made the distance between the thehemispheres thehemispheres
hemispheres seem much less lcs and a amore 8more amore
more intimate knowledge of America Americaand Americaand Americaand
and Americans has brought the theUnited theUntcd theUntcd
Untcd States nearer to Europe EuropeHardly EuropeHnr EuropeHardly
Hardly Hnr ly an embassy or legation at the thecapital thecapital thecapital
capital lacks a mistress mlstr 8 and the thebrightest thebrlghtost thebrightest
brightest and clovorest women Worn on in so society society soclety ¬
ciety arc to be found In the Diplo Diplomatic Dlplomatlc DiploV ¬
V matic Corps CorpsThere CorpsThore CorpsThere
There are at present six womon womonborn omon omonborn j jborn
born of American parentage In the theforeign theforeign j jforeign
foreign colony The British Ambassador Ambas Ambassador Ambns6ador ¬
sador Sir Michael Herbert when he hewas heWas hewas
was attached to the British Embassy Emba Embassyas y yas j jas
as secretary married the daughter of otf
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Richard T Wilson a distinguished distinguishedcitizen distinguishedcItizen distinguishedcitizen
citizen of New York Madame Jusse Jusserand Jusserand Jusserand
rand the wife of the French Fr nch Ambas Ambassador Ambassador Ambassador ¬
sador is Isthe the child of American par parents parents parents ¬
ents Baroness Moncheur wife of the theBelgian theBolg1an theBelgian
Belgian Minister is the daughter of ofPowell ofPowell
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Powell Clayton the th United States StatesAmbassador StatesAmblWS8dor StatesAmbassador
Ambassador to Mexico MexicoThe MexicoThe IexlcoThe
The Baroness Von Sternburg SternburgMadame Ste SternburgMadame burg burgMadame
Madame Lopez th the wife of a the Minlater Min Minister MlnIster ¬
ister from San Salvsdorwas SaNdortwali a Miss MissElsen MissEisen oliN oliNElMn
Elsen of San Francisco Francl co the daughter daughterof
of a wealthy western we tern family Bar Baroness Baroness
1 oness von Sternburg the t e wife of the thenew thenew thenew
new Ambassador Amb ador of the th German Em Empire Empire Empire ¬
pire was born In the Blue Grass GrassState GraasState GrassState
State one of the secretaries of the theRussian theRussian theRussian
Russian Embassy Emba 8y recently married nmrriedthe mtLrrledthe marriedthe
the daughter of Paymaster Hoy U US US US
S N Yung Kwal of the Chinese Chlne e Le Legallon Legatl Legation >
gallon gatl n Is wedd rteddtal < td to an American Americanand Americanand Americanand
and the fiancee of his chief chle Sir Chen ChenTung ChenTung ChenTung
Tung Laing Cheng who is expected expectedhere expectedhere expectedhere
here shortly is said to have a strain strainof strainof strainof
of American blood in her veins al although although although ¬
though she is the daughter of the theChinese theChinese theChinese
Chinese Ambassador Ambas ador to Paris ParisThe ParisThe ParisThe
The wife of the British Ambassador Ambassadorboth AmbaSSAdorboth Ambassadorboth
both by her position wealth and pe peculiar peculiar peculiar ¬
culiar fitness for the post po t takes a aleading alending aloading
leading part In the social world and andIs andIs andis
Is truly a notable woman Tall and andslender andslender andslender
slender with much distinction dl tlncUon of ofstyle orstyle ofstyle
style and beauty of face her man manners manners manners ¬
ners are tactful and she has real in interest Intorest intorest ¬
torest in the role she sh < < i Is called upon uponto uponto uponto
to play
playAt
At the British Embassy EmbassyUnder EmbassyUnder EmbassyUnder
Under her regime the British Em Embassy Emba Embassy ¬
bassy ba sy has has assumed 8M uined a new atmosphere atmosphereIt j jIt
It was for many man years the most char characteristic oharactorlstlc charactoristic ¬
acteristic of all the foreign residences residencesIn
In Washington and once within the theI
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dreary drawing dra lug rooms with wi th their theirheavy theirheavy theirheavy
heavy hangings and sombre 84 > mbre coloring coloringone coloringne
one ne felt as if he might be in some someofficial someornclal someofficial
frry
official residence re ldenee on the tight little littleisle littleIsle littleIsle
isle Itself ItselfSince IhtetrS1nce itselfSince
Since the present Ambassador was wasaccredited wnsaccredited wasaccredited
accredited here the Interior In terlor of the theEmbassy theEmlHU theEmbassy
Embassy EmlHU 8yhas has been refurnished and anddecorated anddecorated anddecorated
decorated and the dreary air that thatfqrmerly thatfQrmerl thatfgrmerly
fqrmerly pervaded it is i exchanged for forone forone forone
one of brightness titld A nd d gayety Lady LadyHerbert LadyHerbert
Herbert has entertained assiduously assiduouslythe ae assiduouslythe lduously lduouslythe I
the past few weeks eok She gives a din dinner dinner ¬
ner every Yer week w k and no table In town townis townis
I is better better appointed than the one over overwhich overwhich overwhich
which the wife of the Ambnaeader Ambnaeaderpresides Amhlft6adar Amhlft6adarI Ambstteaderpresides
presides with such grace race and knowl knowledge knowledge ¬
I edge The dances ence given at the Em Emi EmbAs Embassy
i bassy bAs y are very popular with lth the theyounger theyounger theyounger
younger set setFirst actFirst setFirst
First Visit to America AmericaOn AmericaOn AmericaOn
On arriving here two weeks ago agoMadame agoMadame agoMadame
Madame Jusserand Jua erand saw W for or the first firsttime firsttime firsttime
time the land in which blell both her phr phrents parents phrents
ents were born and which sheh she 8h has haslonged haslonged haslonged
longed to visit vl ltlor for many years yearsThe yearsThe yearsThe
The wife of the French Ambassador Ambassadorto
to whom he was married about ten tenyears ten1ears tenyears I
years ago wag wa Miss Elise ElI Richards Richardsdaughter Rlcharddaughter Richardsdaughter
daughter of George GeargeT T Richards of ofthe orthe ofthe
the banking firm of John Monroe MonroeCov Monroco MonrodCo
Cov co or of Bottton Bo ton New York and Paris ParisHer ParisHer ParisHer
Her father who was born in Boston Bostonlived Bostonlived Bostonlived
lived abroad nearly all his life Ie and andthis andthlR andthis
this Is probably the reason why whyMadame whyMAdllme whyMadame
Madame Jusserand although born of ofAmerican orAmerican ofAmerican
American parents never visited thin thincountry thscountry thiscountry
country until recently recentlyMost recentlyMost recentlyMost
Most of their time since her mar marriage marrage marrlage ¬
rage hns been spent ou out outside Uriel da o of ofFrance orFnlnce ofPrance
France M 1 Jusserand having erved eerveda erveda rved rvedn
a number qf years in London as secre secretary seoretary secretary ¬
tary and counsellor of the Frengli French Em Embassy EllJbauy E tp tpbassY ¬
bassy at St Jamess and as Minister Ministerf
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to Copenhagen where their house was wasa wasn wasa
a popular one oneIn oneIn oneIn
In appearance Madame Juswcrand Juswcrandis Jumerandmore Ju serand serandis
is more French than American She Shedresses Shedresses Shedresses
dresses In excellent taste and has the thecharm thecharm I Icharm
charm and affability one xwHoolates xwHoolateswith aStoolateswith aesoolateswith
with the the women of France FranceThe FranceThe FranceThe
The Embassy Is at present pre ent situated situatedin
in the house built by Mis Miss Pendleton Pendletondaughter Pendletondaughter endletonduughtt
daughter > r of the former United States StatesMinister StatesMlnl9ter StatesMinister
Minister to Germany In Rhode Island Islandnvenuo Islandnvenup Islandavonue
nvenuo almost opposite the home of ofMm ofM ofMrs
Mm M Philip Sheridan but the tbeFrench tbeFrenchGovernmont French FrenchGovernmont FrenchGovernment
Governmont has purchased a large largetract largetnct largetract
tract of lend lan < here and the ground groundIs
Is already 8lrl > dy brokenfor the building of ofan oran ofan
an embassy which will be one of the thehandsomest thehaudsomfat thehandsomest
handsomest diplomatic residences resl enCes In Intown Intown intown
town
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M Jussorand brought 1vlth vith Ilh him a anumber a1umber anumber
number number of Gobelin tapestries sent by byhis byhi byhig
his hi government for the decoration of ofthe otthe ofthe
the new embassy mbas The pieces are re reproductions reproductiOnl reproductions ¬
productions of o old tapestries and in include Include include ¬
clude the Summer and Winter of the theSeason theSeasont4 theSeasons
Season by Audran AudranBaroness AudranBnronesa AudranBaroness
Baroness Moncheur Moncheuris is the bride brld of ofa orn ofa
a year e r and one of the youngest andprettiest J and IWI1dprettiest nd ndprettiest
prettiest womer of the Diplomatic DiplomaticCorps DiplomaticCorpe DiplomaticCorm
Corps > The Belgian Minister and his hiswifi hiswlr hiswife
wife wlr have been In mourning for their theirQueen theirQueen theirQueen
Queen this Winter hnd nd have there therefore therefore therefore ¬
fore taken no part in official func functions lunetlons functions ¬
tions though they have been frequent frequentguests frequentgUUfOts frequentguests
guests at informal dinners and have havethemselves havethem5elcs havethemselves
themselves entertained entertainedBaron entertainedBnron entertainedBaron
Baron Moncheur was a widower widowerwhen widowerwhen widowerwhen
when he married Miss Clayton His Hisfirst Hisfirst Hisfirst
first wife was a Miss Padelford of ofBaltimore orBaltimore ofBaltimore
Baltimore who left him a 0 largo for fore ¬
e
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tune The Ministers three three little girls girlslive gIrls11ve girlslive
live with their grandmother tn Bal Baltimore Baltimore Baltimore ¬
timore making frequent visits to toWashington toVashlngton toWashington
Washington and passing ptL < MJlng all the hell holidaysAVlth 11011days helldayswith
daysAVlth days 1th their father and their new newmamma newmamma newmamma
mamma who exerts herself In every everyway earyvay everyway
way to add to their ptiMumre ptiMumreThe pleaaureThe pleas tre treThe
The Baroness Moncheur is J girlish in inappearance Inappearance Inappearance
appearance with a slender graceful graeefnlfigure gracefulfigure t1t t1tfigure
figure a radiant complexion andsmiling and andsmiling alMlsmiling
smiling eyes Her good nature s an anamlebntt and andamiability > ad adamiability
amiability amlebntt seam to be inexhaustible inexhmnsUbleand InexhawiUble InexhawiUbleand inexhaustibleand
and it 1 t isnot Is not to be be doubted dou b tttd that ttwlll sh shwill she shewill
will make a social success suece stanyP at kny > ny post postto postto I Ito
to which her husband may m be trans transferred tn tnferred transferred ¬
ferred ferredThe ferredThe ferredThe
The little republic of Salvador has hasrecently hasreoenUy hasrecently
recently sent a new Minister tq the theAmerican tbeAmerican theAmerican
American Capjtal Captl whose who e wife bora boraa
a Misr Mls Eteen is the daughter of a
I wesitky Wel and distinguished family mIly of ofSan ati ofSan
i San Prancteco Madame Lopez Is loy loyally loyally loyally ¬
ally devoted dfrrotetl to > her adopted country countrytout countryI countryat countrybut
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tout tn ooouiMMt 00IIU QIl with the other Ameri American AmerlCJI American ¬
can women of the Diplomatic Corps Corpswhos CorpsWAo Corpswhose
WAo whose whos e huabtra husbands have been accredit accredltedto accredited accredited
edto ed to the United States she is much muchpleased muchpIMe4I muchphtaaed
pleased that the fortune of politics politicsIMS pollticsHat politicsHas
Has sent her to tide post postM postMadam osL osLMadame
M Madame Lopez Lopettla te a blonde pretty prettyand prettyaa
aa and 1 gntcofu gra ul with w the manner and andaplomb andaploa andaplomb
aploa aplomb t necMoary ne neeea1arr y to the social success suc success BU BUceaa ¬
cess of a diplomats sulfa wlf VUe e Her sister sisterMiss sisterBI sister3f
Miss 3f < bs lEIopu BI eII is passing the Winter Winterwith Winterwltb Winterwith
with her at th the legation and d their theirhome theirh theirho
home h ho a is one one of the most ost attractive of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the foreign t rlgn celony celonyFor eel colony colonyFor ny nyFor
For the first time In a many years yearsContinued yearsI yearsContineed
I Continued en Page Two this section sectionI sectionJ
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