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r THE WASHINGTON TIMES? SUNDAY; MARCH. 12, IMG. " iiiji f rnif r' I ejEAN ErUOTc to DBAn SUSANt Washington haa done n bit o' BOkalFing nnent Mrs. Newton Baker's statement tliat "the uoclal wo of Washington makei no appeat to me lt could never flit my llfo and ambition;" but mostly it has routed rathor tolerant amusement. lou ace to many ot tho women ot of ficial Ufa once experienced the feeling vrblch must have Inspired such a state ment, a feellnt; that life In the Capital It Just "one d-n Boclal thing aftor an other," with a deal of striving after place and position. They have since come to see, what vre old-timers have always known, that Washington Is Just such a city as other cities, that It presents earnest work for tho earnest worker as well its frivol ities for tho frivolous. When JIM- Bakor docs come to town and we all regret her decision to delay her corftlnR-sho'lt find all the chanco sho wants to meet people who think, to Interest herself In real things. BIoss ner.' this Is the headquarters for real things, and, If I may be pardoned, for real people. Take the case of her associates In the Cabinet contingent, for Instance. There U not one of them but" regards society aa a "secondary Issue and finds plenty of time for tho "progressive work" which Mrs.. Baker thinks she can find In Cleveland more than In Wash ington. With all her onerous duties and the eocls.1 duties of the wife of the Mecre- tary of Slate are naturally of moro momentous Import tnan tnoso 01 any woman save the President's wife. Mrs. Lansing Is an ardent worker for tho Y, W. C. A., and has been particularly active In their Golden Jubilee member ship campaign. Even Mrs. McAdoo, who, as the youngest of tho little coterie, might be forgiven a preference for oclal frlvol Ing over social work, has her afternoons devoted to the kindergarten of Nclgh boihood House. Activities of Wido Range. And for tho rest, their ectlvltlca range from Mrs. Burleson's playwritlng to Mrs. Daniels' keen Interest In the edu cational work for the Southern moun taineers and In tho work done by tho Daughters of tho Confederacy for tho Southern veterans. But, dear me, they have too many private philanthropies and the public espousal of too many good cawoa to their credit for mo to mention. More over, they are a notably domestic crew, and thcro aro not to be found In Cleve land nor anywhere else a happier lot of homes than those over which the ladlea of the Cabinet preside. such fun to have rtuth miss 1 can't bring myself to call her anything else, although she has been Mrs. Wat Icltii for nearly a year now back In town again. And I think she, too, Is enjoying the renewal of old friend ships. Hho has returned with her mother, Mrs. George Bliss, who spent .two months with her at Leavenworth, and will take her departure on Thursday next, unless the Mexican situation should send her speeding home to her husband a bit sooner. Several old f i lends have arranged Informal parties for Ruth, one of the most popular girls who ever made her debut here. Captain Watklna' year at the engi neer school at Leavenworth will be up next autumn; after that their planf are unsettled. He may stay on at Leaven worth for another year or he may be urdered-woll. anywhere. Although "the "no liquor" rule Is etlll In force aboard the cruiser Tennessee, which Is bearing the American mem bers of tho International High Commis sion to Buenos Aires, the regulation forbidding the presence of women on a battleship except at social functions In port, has been smashed to smithereens. For which the women of tho party aro probably blessing the fact that a. President's daughter Is among them. 1'or contra, tho representatives of the press associations who usually go on such trips aro conspicuous by their ab sence. By the time they get back, theMc Adoos will be thinking of packing up for the summer. And tho rumor that they wcro leasing & house at Elbcron, near Shadow Lawn, which Is to bo the summer White House, while It had about died out, Is given fresh vitality hy the announcement that Secretary McAdoo has sold the place at North Haven which he bought only a year ago, and with which he and his young wife seemed eo much pleased last sunv mer. They bought It with most of Its fur nishings from Edward Damcron, of St. Ixjuls, and now thew have sold It. equally -nlth most of Its furnishings, to K. B. Alford. of 'Brookllnc. As a mat ter of fact, It's dollars to doughnuts that, being a campaign year, the Sec retary of .the Treasury will be swing ing around In circles pretty much of the summer, and It seems plausible that n he will want to report to and con sult with his august father-in-law at frequent intervals, he will prefer to have Mrs. McAdoo somewhero handy to her father's chosen resort, for ho is a most attentive and de voted husband and he has one of the most charming wives who has ever graced the. Cabinet circle, and ono of the most popular. -- Natalie Berry Boynton, widow of Brig. Gen. Theodore V. Boynton. has recently been presented with a pair of handsome gold knitting needles by a friend who Is constantly occupied knit ting comforts for tho children of French refugees. Mrs. Boynton was In France last num. mcr, and was an active worker for tho relief of tho refugees, particularly tho chlldreh. of whom she Is very fond, and sneo her return alio litis continued her Woik, sending over n box of corn foils every week. Much of tho con tent, she makes herself, and sho spe cializes on a sock, reaching to the knee, which has been very useful to tho men In tho trenches. Mrs. Boynton told mo the jollier day of a friend of hers who was on tno Lusltaniu whon It went down. 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HAMPSON GAJIY. By virtue of her husband's position as assisttint solicitor of the State " Department, Mrs. Gary is closely connected with officialdom in Washington. By virtuo of her own beauty and charm she has achieved popularity with all and sundry .of tho ovcr- course of rapid destruction. Itobert C Wllklns. Jack Wllklns' brother, has bought tho property, and there Is much conjecturo as to the nature of the edi fice which Is to rcplaco It. Itumor has run tho gamut of an office building, an apartment house, an embassy building, and the latest is that Mr. Wllklns Is not to build at all, but only has In mind tho removnl of on eyesore. Mr. Wll klns is In New York, and I've not been ablo to find nnyono who Is conversant with his plans. At any rate there is general rejoicing that tho old house Is to go. It was vacant so long nnd has never been kept In order. Personally, I am Inclined to the belief that either an apartment or an office structure Is In prospect, for the war has to a great degree blotted tho thought of building from the diplo matic mind. The British embassy, over the way, Is not as ornamental as It might be, and I havo an Idea that it might have been replaced by a finer structure at an early date, but doer known when this will come to pass now. In passing the embnssy the other day I. had occasion to speak to the police man on guard, and the accent with which ho answered me was as German es wlcncrschnltzcl. A German member of our American police force guarding the British em bassy! fr Rev. Paddock Feted. Thero has never been a more popular young clergyman In Washington than was the Bev. Ernest Paddock during the daVa when he was assistant to Dr. Mackay-Smith at St. John's. Consequently his return to perform tne marrl&ge ceremony for Gladys Mackay Smith and William Bell Watklnn was enthusiastically welcomed by his old parishioners. They almost killed him with, kindness and ho was lunched and dined every single day 'of his stay In town. One Invitation which caused him par ticular pleasure and which he waa quick to accept came from Mr. and Mrs Frank Sobotka, Mr. Sobotka, who Is chancellor of the. Austrian embassy he succeeded Mario von Paumgarten'a father. Baron von Paumgarten-jwaa for years n choir boy at St. John'B and an ardent worker in tho church. Mr. Pad dock was very fond of him nnd so also was Dr. Mackay-Smlth. Indeed when he took up his now post at tho embassy, Dr. Mackay-Smlth, he was then Bishop of Pennsylvania, sent him a handsome ring, which ho alwavs wears. .fr Business or pleasure? Which? All I havo been ablo to And out Is that Stcd man Hanks Is 'off for a trip to South America which is scheduled to last for several weeks. You know he fenewel his connection with the State Depart ment for tho pel toil given over to tho Pun-American Scientific Congress, but it i. severed agnln and nobody knows Just what nro his plans. His mother, Mrs. Charles Hanks, lias given up the house in Sunderland place, which she had this winter, and the family, Stedman with them, went back to Boston late In February. We are all tmich Interested In the comlnc visit of Miss Ellen Fits Pen dleton, president ot Wcllesley College, who Is coming to town on March '4 for a little visit. k ' Miss Pendleton has the distinction or being a woman college president and thoy ijro fow who Is directing the des tinies of her own college, Not only Is she a graduate of Wcllesley, but ano has been connected with the faculty for years, first as Instructor in mathe matics, as assistant dean, and later as dean, Curiously enough the announcement that she had been elected president of the college by the board of trustees was made during the twentr-flfth reunion of her own class. II Us Peadlston u disUnguisnta fflsTTI7aBBTffiaB" lapping social sots. The Garys aro Tcxana and make their home in the little section of Nineteenth street which has won the namo of "Texas Hill" by the number of officials hailing from the Ixnc Star State who foregather there. woman, and so handsome. She la tall, of commanding presence, and hus the loveliest wavy uhlte hair. Plans for Bridge Party. Preparations are going on apace ror the brldgo party, followed by tea and dancing, which is to be given at Kauscher's on Thursday afternoon, March 30, for the benefit of the Vir ginia mountaineers. Mrs. Wilson, who fAil kanJ In Ulm -. -. before her marriage, is actively Inter- esiMri in h. ..,.. .u. .... meat; .dMr.. Claude Swanson. Pres..lU;i.A"r:J 15 . dont of the association, is working iikc a Trojan. Moreover there Is scarcely a Virginian In Washington but la doing his or her mite to help the cause. Those who remember the card party and tea, which the association gave two years ago, and Its tremendous succes both from the financial point of view nnd from the standpoint of Jollity and good fun, are looking forward to the next party with real pleasure. - Skirts are fo bo longer by the, time warm weathir is firmly established. At least I was told so hy the manger of a favorite New Yoik establishment, who has proven In the past that ho knows whereof he'speaks. He advised n customer the other Hut in Jiv lior skirt made hut six Inches ofc the ground; nna compared to tho length, from tn to fourteen Inches from the floor, now In vogue In New York, six Inches Is lor.g. This same fashionable shop .sold the smartest suit I have seen tlili season to Mrs. 8. J. Bayard Schlndel when Hho was In New York last month. It Is made of silk Jersey cloth, the very last word In smart material, striped black and green. The skirt Is closely platted about the waist. The jacket, which comes o tno knee. Is gathered In at the waht line and has a hvge sailor collar ot seal tfkln. Long loose conta of woolen Jersey cloth are to replace the ever useful sweater this summer, I fear. Mrs. Schlndel has one of these, too. It reach es to the bottom of her skirt Nind Is trimmed about the hem and on the sailor collar with bnnds of a rich-look tng heavy urceii material, a first cousin to zlbelltne cloth. I am so glad that Kallor collars ore to be worn so much this Spring, for they are certainly moat becoming to all ages. This by no means complete the tale of the pretty things Mrs. Schlndel pur chased durinc her recent trip to Nw York; and at that sho expects to go over again, with Captain Schlndel, next month for another visit. I Here's A Valuable Hint. a valuable hint, Susan, and picked up at no less a place than the Whlto House. As wo were waiting for our taxi on Tuesday evening I heard a lady ask for her carrluge chck, whereupon tho pretty girl who was with her stood on ono foot a la stork, took off her dainty gold slipper and care fully extracted the check therefrom. ur course, tne proper thing Is to have H KOKTHWESTAT riFTSENTH GfJtntQnJ European Plan. Fireproof Washington's Most Exclusive Hotel. Noted for its cuisine and perfection of individual service A Chronicle g m OQQi&y a handsome young man, with pockets, at your hcols to tako care of such Im pedimenta; but to such of us as have attended parties sans escort, sans pockets, sans sleeves, and sans gloves In tho fashion now In vogue,, the ques Hon of what to -do with cloak and car riage checks Is of soma moment. They may be easily disposed of elsewhere but are not always easy of recovery. .fr it was & very pleasant party this first of the series of muslcalea that .are to bo given at the Whlto Houso before Hasten Just enough people for the great rooms to bo comfortably filled with no possibility of crowding and Just tho right sort of people-,4pcrsons" I should say doubtless, If tho militant purists who have been flooding Tho Times with letters hod 'their way, but then I should never dare call anybody In this sort of n gathering n "icrsoii." Of the diplomats, tho allies hml first Innings, after the precedent established at tho White House early In the season; and thev fnritpa OinrA.t Ih m tittle A.... imost of tho ovcnlng. Prom tho dean of line corps, Ambassador Jusicrand, down, 'the ambassadors and ministers wcro all spangiea over with orders, and the (women folk were resplendent In dla 'monds. The Spring-Rices were there, of course, ana tne Chlndas. tho little vis countess wearing a lovely diamond coro net. I saw ever so many stunning tiaras nnd also the Havenlths. who have gone nDout very little this winter. Madamo Ilnvonlth looked unusually wen in a gown of blue brocaded chiffon, rniDroiuerea in blue beads and made wiwi a lovely long pendant ornament on cacn shoulder. Chummy With Miss Wilson. When Margaret 'Alison canio Jn late no nan been to the Gcngrai.hlc Society banquet, I think sho Joined this uroim and It pleased me Immensely to note ! now cuummy sue was with most or the women'' and how they made much of her. She had on tho trolling white gown sho wore at tho Army and Navy reception, plus the famous earrings, and I must say sho carried off n trying costume In a notable fashion. -.frit' always a delight to hear Madame C'llp and this evening she was In ex cellent voice; moreover, thero was no little curlcsity with regard to M. Gran ados, the presentation of whose Spanish opera, "Goyc-scas" was the biggest ceni or mo Metropolitan season. Truly he played alvlnely. and the audi ence thrlt!lr! In Nnm nf lilu i..m ..- I positions. rrora wimc fox rura and gold fur niture. O Lord, deliver me." has al ways been part of my ritual, but I must admit there Is a certain dignity and suitability nbout the great gold piano which Is urd In the East room and It looked particularly .veil flanked by branching aprayi of forsythla. Truth to Ml, tho whole house was lovely, sweet with spring lowers and with tall vases of American Beauties to accent the decorations. At the end of the program. Colonel Harts Introduced tho artlMs to the President and Mrs. Wilson and a mo ment later Madsnte Culp and her accompanist. Cocnrnajl Bos. stepped back to the piano and she sane i,'?.,?,') rEi I'entful fashion, a In the most do. Ilghtful fashion, a request number. I Mrs. Wilson retired and Miss Wilson Played hostess with considerable charm. Biie tooK up her aland 'In the corridor. near the spot sacred to tho Murine Band on the occasion of the state re ceptions, with the artists of the even ing about her. and took care that they should be Introduced to the notables among the guests. The champagne was perfectly thrilling, and the supper but, dear me, I should have a soul above food. Mrs. Boiling and several of her flock of sons and daughters slipped upstairs early In the evening for a chat with the President nnd Mrs. Wilson. They nat together during the recital Mrs. Julian Boiling, Mr. and Mrs. Wllincr Boiling, Miss Boiling, and the rest, and I be hind rfhem, took In that tho ladles had on their "wedding garments." I remembered particularly the charm ing embroidered marguerites on Miss Boiling's yellow frock. It seemed a pity that thoy should be out of earshot of the perfect rhapsodies of u handful of guests near me, with Mrs. Wilson as tho subject. When one man remarked that she was sweet, gracious, charming, all the pretty things that are univer sally said about her, his neighbor re plied: "Certainly she is: she couldn't have a face like that without living up to It" I never saw Mrs. Wilson look prettier than she did that evening. There were not many of the Cabinet contingent present, tho Lansings and the Hoetons are the only ones I can recall, but it was a very distinguished company. General and Mrs. Crozier arrived a bit late, the latter strikingly gowned and wearing some fine dia monds; and Mrs. Thomas B. Dunn looked most distinguished In a deep bluo chiffon velvet gown. Sho had on a diamond lavalllero which made my njouth water, an ornament almost four Inches In length and yet wonderfully light and graceful. General and Mrs. Barnett ware also among tho guests, Mrs. Barnett hand some as always; and I was very much taken with the chic air and snapping eyes of llttlo Mrs, Dempsey, wife of Congressman Dempsey. Tho Dempseys, by the way, woro among those and thcro were dozens who paused to con- ' r4aBaf bsbbbbb T BSBBBBBBBBBBBI I JaBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBfc BBBBBBBl JBBBBBBBBBA X aBBBBBBBBal BBBBBBBBBBBaX SBBBBBBBBBBl BBBBBBBBBBBBkl I BBBBBBBBBBBs BBBBBBBBBBBBB1 J SBBBBBBSBBBBBa . aBBBBBBBBBBBBBBJ I I ?' jbbbbbbbbbbb! I The Sorosis Boot Shop ' 1213 F St. N. w. gratulate the President on his recent victory In Congress. Uncertain on Geography. "I never can remember whether Atken Is In North or South Carolina. Nor can I, I must confess," said yirginln. Mackay.Smtth tho other day, "and I do wish Gladys, und 'Billy Bell' Watklna would go ahoneymoonlng at St. August tlno or some other placo I don't havo to look up every time 1 write." Nevertheless Mr. and Mrs. William Bell Watklns nro tlll at Aiken, and Mrs. Mackay-Smlth and her daughter havo gono down to bo with them for a little while. Afterward they Virginia and Mrs. Mackay-Smlth-wllI go to Florida for a 'month. In tho six-yard train which adorned her wedding gown, Gladysachloved tho fulfillment of a chlldluli ambition to have a train longer than any brldo ever had. Nevertheless she managed to gather It up over her arm at the recep tion and Join In the dancing; this, of course, after the thinning of the- crowd had made dancing possible. For myself I'm glad Virginia Mackay Pinltli has gone South. She will wear such ravishing clothes, and it's not good for n woman's soul to be so possessed by envy as mine hus been. In particu lar, she has a blue tulle gown she wore It Monday evening to the Junior League play for which I yearn. It Is the lovelv rich shade of sapphire blue that Is being worn so much this season, with the bouffant skirt of layer after layer of tulle which Is also fre quently seen, but the girdle and bodice garniture of ribbons In curious shades of dull red find purple lift "the .frock quite .out of the class of the common place. I .nurn. Delano also had on a blue gown that evening, built of tulle In an en tirely new shndo that is too deep and rich to be called turquoise, and too full of green for sapphire. And by way of a combination' at once daring nnd effective the brocade with which tho tulle was combined was of pale turquolso blue und gold. A gown of rich chiffon velvet, also deep blue, with elaborately draped skirt and close nttlng bodice. Is also Included In her wardrobe. And not only docs Laura Delano have good clothes, but she knows how to near them nlth distinction. Some Fetching Creations. lteolly I saw some lovely things at the performances of "The Gypsy Prince." The gray taffeta, with its nlde. Invisible stripes and It bodice of, chiffon, which Lillian Hendrlck wore as the Princess upna, wss entirely retelling, liKewise Evelina Cleaves' blue taffeta bestrlped with yellow and green, ami Murle 81ms had on a delectable yellow frock Moreover, Beatrice Clover's very be coming evening gown wns made of the loveliest material I have seen In years, cloth of sliver so closely shot with lav ender that It looked Iridescent In the (.hanging light. The stuff was rich enough for a court costume, and yet noiidcrfiillv soft and alluring. And then, rurh gorgeotisness! So striking waa Maigaret Fahnestock's cos tume that it was like a blow between the ees. Nevertheless it was fascinat ing, a crude, brilliant blue tulle, very full and short as to skirt, with a sort of pcpl'im arrangement of emerald green chiffon about tho waistline. The corselet of blue sequins forming tho bodice waa held up by Jeweled hindi, set with mock sapphires as big ns nlberts, which started at the shoul ders in tho back, crossed in front, and merged Into a splendid bcjcneled orna ment at tho bust line. ' Her arms and shoulders were quite bare, and her hair was strained back until It gave her eyes a slantwise tilt. And sticking out at a dangerous angle was a great Jeweled comb. This sounds a bit outrageous, but It waa merely theatric, nnd, therefore, quite au fait In the throno-room scene of "The Gypsy Prince." where Margaret wore it, and jlso on th occasion for which it waa designed, the Beaux Arts ball. A futurist girl" sho called herself that evening a creature most effective for theatricals or fancy ball but If this bo a prophetic vision of the girl of the future, 1 cry with Carolyn Wells, In her "Dresscesslonal:" "Girl of today, stay with us yet. Lest we regret! Lest we regret!" fr Mrs. Spencer Holds Court. At the tea which Mrs. Louisa Key Norton gave last week in compliment to Mrs. Adelaide Worth Bagley and Mrs. William H. Boiling at the Wash ington Club, Mrs. Samuel Spencer held n small court of her own. It was the first large party she had nttended since early In December when she Injured her arm. She has been laid up ever since, so her friends were de lighted to see her about again. She wns constantly surrounded by a group of admirers. She looked particularly hand some, too. In a lovely gown of blue vel vet, trimmed with cloth of sliver and real lace. Another member of the re ceiving party who was unusually lovely that afternoon was Mrs. A. C Downing. "She looks like a sweet pea," some ono said, and tho description was particular ly apt, "Juliette Gerard" Is the name which Mr. and Mrs. Leonard L. Nicholson, Jr., have given their llttlo daughter born last Tuesday. She Is named after Mrs. Nicholson's grandmother, a sister ot James Watson Gerard, of Gcnesco. N. Y whoso son, James Watson. Jr., is our ambassador to Germany. Most of Mrs. Nicholson's people aro from Gen eseo or thereabouts and when sho was married she went there for tho cere mony. Mrs. Nicholson's aunt on the paternal side, Mrs. Louis Pcrrlne, of Trenton, and her daughter, Ilachacl. wcro In town the greater port of last week. They stayed with the. Willie Gordons In Georgetown and were extensively enter, tnitied by a number of Mrs. Perrine's girlhood friends. As Addle Slack sho lived In Washington, you know. Mrs. Sorosis High Cut Spring Boots In Black and Brown Kid and White Canvas tace High Boots arc correct for early spring wear. Concert Today Orchestral Concert by the U. 3. Boldlers' Heme Band, at Stanley Hall at 6:45 'clock. ' JOHN fl. M, ZIMJIEnMANN, Director, March, "For the Flag" Lam pa .Overture, "The Maglo Flute" ,. Mozart Sulte-"Mlgnonctte;' Friml (a) "Mignonette." (b) "Chant sans Paroles." (o) "La Danso des Demoiselles." (d) "Egyptian Dance." Selection, ''Un Ball in Maschera" -(The Masked Ball) Verdi Characteristic, "Dutch Kiddles'! ,, Tmnkhaua Valse Hesitation, "L'Amur Tzigane" (Gypsy Love) Roberta Novoietto, "In Poppyland"... .Gilbert Finale, "Black and Whlte.'i Botsford "The Star-Spangled Banner." Qcorffe Howard, for one. gave & lunch con ntl Thlirfjr1at In tnl t. .it. Mrs. Nicholson's sister, Mrs. Harrit! Crist, who visited the Nicholsons several weeks ago, was back In town for a snort time last week. In the meantime she had been visiting In Annapolis and Bal timore, she left Washington Thursday ior nor nomo in Brooklyn. -- Dr. John Dunlop has been living with his mother, Mrs. George T. Dunlop. and his widowed sister, Mrs. John Kclcer. at tho old Dunlop homo fn Georgetown all winter, whllo his wife, formerly Gertrude Bchserrcr, who Is in bad health, has spent several months In North Carolina. Last week Mrs. Bcker went to Bouth Carolina to visit the Gardiner Stuarts, formerly of Georgetown. This Is tho first winter In several years that the fine old Dunlop residence has been occupied by the family. After Mr. Dunlop's death, the family broke up, and the houso was leased to Her man Hollerith. This fall. Mr. Hollerith took possession of his new house in Twenty-ninth street, so Mrs. Dunlop and Grace, with her children, moved Into their old home. - Coimr to White Sulnhur. Mr and Mrs. I. T. Mann had expected to spend the greater part of February In Florida, but the throng of visitors which fill the hotels to overflowing prevented their obtaining rooms at any of the re sorts which appealed to them. Consequently they changed their plans nnd now expect to go to Whlto bulphur Springs for April. Bessie Rickey Is to accompany them, and they are all look ing forward to a royal good time. The Manns have cards out for a miss qucrade dinner dance on the Urth. Mas quernde dances arc, of course, great fun, hut what about the gentle art of entlng in a mask? I Imagine It might present difficulties This will be the second "regular pnrty tli Mnnns have given since their home was nviodeled. ft Is now splen dldly adapted for entertaining, and Is at once handsome, dignilled, comfortable, and full of Individuality. I like the rich dark wood paneling ot the dining room and tho great hall. wheto the' splendid fireplace and big comfortable furniture have a most In ltlng nlr. Moreover, the doublo stair way, with its high windowed landings on each floor, is unusually Interesting, But above all I like the new room. stonn lined, and filled with palms and delightful things of Japanese or Chinese peraua&'.on, where they have tea; where, In fact, the family spends most of Its time. There Is a flno chimney niece on ono side, a delectable splashing wall fountain on the other, and In between great windows whereby the room cn be made akin to a porch In summer time. There Is a particularly quaint and Interesting tea cabinet, which opens up UKe a uesTt and contains a complete tea service of modern Hawthorno china, made as nearly as possible to match the two magnlllcent old Hawtnorno vases which stand one on either aide of the rountain, Led Grand Ball. Figuring large In the accounts of iho recent famous military ball of the cadet corps of the University of Wisconsin, which have come my way, aie two at tractive young Washlngtonlans, Ger trude Vrooman, daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs. E. E. Vrooman, and Capt. Allison Scott Cnptatn Scott was chairman of tho military ball committee and Ger trude waa his partner, wherefore they hud the honor of leadlnr; the crand march, In which a number of notables took part. The Cadet Corps of Wisconsin madr the "distinguished class" In Govern ment rating last year, and what's more It proved at Its party that It could measure up to the social standard set by West Point. Thcro wcro gay doings, a military exhibition by the crack drill sqi'ad, a iTomenadc concert, supper, general dancing, of course, and all In n ballrom gay with flags and bunting. The sixty-foot trophy flag of the U. 8. 8. Wyoming wnB hung at one end of the hall, while the machine guns of tho corps and the gun racks exposed to view preserved tho military atmosphere. was Gertrude who on the stroke of It drew tho veil covering tho portrait STEINWAY oTht PIANOS PLAYER-PIANOS-Victor Victrolas and Records E. F. DROOP & SONS CO. 1300 G Street of deorgo Washington, tho patron o tho b,atl, which wan then Illuminated, to .tho accdmpanlmcnt of the President's salute of twonty-ono guns. The little lady la as pretty as a pink, nnd I should certainty llko to have seen her. Sho will graduate In 1917. Gcrtntdo Is a member of tho Congres slonal Club, .an organization formed by the Washington girls and boys of the Junior class at Wisconsin and they are twenty-seven strong, It you please which plays an Important part In the social llfo of tho college Sonatof La,' Toilette's son, Robert Marlon La Fol. lette, Is alio a member ot the club. - Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Letter, their twq adorable kiddles and Franctse Williams, whoJias been their houso guest on their Southern trip, got back to town yester dal bag and baggage after a truly won derful time. I havo had but a sketchy account ot tholr weeks aboard the Sum mer Girl and their gay doings at the Mew Orleans Mardl Oras, but some day I'm going to try to hear tho tale of their good times nnd tell you all about It. Mrs. Letter's father. Colonel Williams, who has had a long and trying siege, Is now really on tho mend, and the Wil liams family la busy discussing plans for a summer somewncro on mo iMorui Shore. 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