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TAKESC REGUL Stitesmen, Retired Fron Capital and Settle Do Legislative Activities lo of Other Great Citi seated in Social Affal T HE Frenchman who sta climate but a varied a also have remarked tha but 0 diverse aggregation of was largely due to the fact with its official complexion a socielty worthy of the nar It is slowly changing, howevi the Capital is taking on a m4 Statesmen now return tc triumphs and settle down he mats, who wish to keep a i find congenial companionshi been a haven for retired ar late artists, writers and mui that the atmosphere of Wi congenial. Scientists have A emnent's vast paraphernali and fashion of other cities among the winter residents o varied elements are slowly I less permanent backgrount figures which must of nece of the stage. SOCIETY, therefore, is taking on a now stability and weight, with all its old variety and inter est. - And I venture to predict that it won't be very long before every American of national importance wil feel that he must spend 'the saoon" In Washington just as every Britisher of note goes to London for the season. 0* 0 SOONER or later everybody who has had a taste of official life in Wadhington comes back to visit; and more and more of the shining lights of former administrations are electing to make Washington their permanent home. Look about you now, two e-presidents are settled down here. presumably for the rest of their lives; and the son of a third, the late Theodore Roosevelt, is now filling an important place in the of ficial world. With his appointment as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United states, William Howard Taft acquired a life job; and Woodrow Wilson has hung out.his shingle as a pledge that he intends to remain permanently. While it must seem strange to him to be watching the cose of events from the side lines, nowhere could he find so great a stimulus for the historical and liter ary work to which he devotes most of his time and nowhere could he have access to so many important and valuable documents. HEREW seems to be no end to the number of prominent menm . bers of the Wilson Administration who have settled down here, most of them to practice law. Mr. Wilson had three Secretaries of State in his Cabinet and all three of them are in a receptive mood for briefs. Bai'i bridge Colby is the junior member of the firm of Wilson & Colby. Rob ert Lansing, who was engaged in the practice of iaw here long before he went into the Cabinet, is now in partnershIP with Lester H. Wool sy, also a "deserving Democrat." and William Jennings Bryan is also prepared to practice before the Dis trict courts. Thomas Watt Gregory. sometime Attorney General, has a law office bre and so has his successor, A. Micheli Palmer. the firm of Palmer. Davis and Scott including two of Mr. Palmer's former subordinates in the Department of Justice. Former Senator Hoke Smith and frmer Senator willard, Saulsbury are also settling down here and the ist of Democratic leaders now practiing law here also includes Joseph P. Tumulty, Mr. Wilson's one-rne secretary; Paul S. Reinsch, sometime Minister to Chins; Will lam L. Frierson, Joseph Davies and Hamson Gray, once minister to swtelanid, what ham entered into a b-vatlsanl perterehip with Wade H. illis, an Ohio Republican and intimate friend of President Har ding. George weitsel, formerly our minister to Panama. and Mrs. Wits are also settled here and Mr. WaItsel Is Washington's repre sentative of the firm of lawyers of which Judge Clarence Goodwin is the head. Ta Broeklnrde Longs are IN D.C. )N MORE AR CAST I Politics, Come Back to wD at Scene of Their While Wealth and Fash :s Is Increasingly Repre rs. ed that Washington had no usortment of weather might t Washington had no society social units. This condition that this in an official city, changing over night, while 2e is a plant of slow growth. 3r, and society-so called-at >re and more permanent cast. , the scene of their former re. Retired jurists and diplo inger on the pulse of events, p here. The city has always my and navy officers and of icians have been discovering ishington is stimulating and t their disposal all the Gov a for research. The wealth is increasingly represented f Washington. And all these eing grouped into a more or i for the shifting political sity occupy the foreground permanently-he is also a lawyer and must be counted an important acquisition for they are extremely wealthy, love to entertain and have purchased as a permanent home the huge house at the corner of Sixteenth street and Park road. Mrs. John B. Henderson built this with an idea, it is said, of pernuad ing the government to purchase it as a residence for the Vice Presi dent and, when she failed to put this project through, was glad enough to let the Longs have it. Mr. Long was Third Assistant Secretary of State in President Wilson's Administration, and dur ing most of that time he and Mrs. Long occupied Franklin Mac. Veagh's great house at the head of Sixteenth street, the mansion in which the King and Queen of the Belgians were entertained during their visit to Washington and which before that was the tempor. ary home of the British War Mission. . S S MR. MAC ViAGH, sometime Secretary of the Treasury, is an Important member of the coterie of retired statesmen whose presence here adds so much of wit and wis. dom to society. Henry White, some time amIlassador to France, Is an other. And In marrying Mrs. Will. lam Douglas Sloane a year or so ago, Mr. White introduced as chate lain. of his establishment a lady who would be an ornament to any society. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wallace are resuming their residence in Wash ington after Mr. Wallace's service as our ambassador at Paris. Mr. and Mrs. Lars Anderson register "of Washington" and have a winter home here, although they travel a great deal and send much time at Weld, their lovely place at Brook line. And Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Townsend also make their home in Washington. Both Mr. Townsend and Mr. Anderson filled the pout of minister to Belgium, the former also representing the United States as minister to Sipain and the latter as ambassador-or was it minister theni-to Japan. Col. and Mrs. William Cary Sang er, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. O'Brien are other Washingtonians by adop tion who have represented the United States abroad-yes I contend that an envoy's wife represents her country as truly as her husban and who bring to life in Washing ton their experience of the more complex and yet more stable society of older capitals. Dr. William Miller Collier. once our ambassador to Spain. and Mrs. Collier found their way here, too, but they have gone again now. Dr. Collier being our new ambassador to Chile. I present to you, too, such Women as Mrs. Thomas F. Bayard and Mrs. Robert McCormick, whose husbands repre sented the United States abroad, and Mme. Christian Hauge, the Ameri can widow of a former Daenish minister to the United States. These are just a few names by way of an example, but they serve to prove my point that Washington is developing a real society made up of gentle people. men and women of refinement an~ education who are blesed with suffcent leisure to cul tie e rase.. er ne. /' JIT H "hZfeec son, society folk are hate John Joyce Broderick is a having spent the suniue is of the conunerciaL counsel Mrs. Courtney Campbell is brides of last week. She u xef*. A SOIET moie "8Ierabe F'amiiies," might be success fully staged in Washington just now with an all-star cast. Everybody's moving and everybody seems to be having difficulties getting into his or her house or apartment or in making it habitable once they have moved in. Henri de Bibour, for in stance, is at the Racquet Club while the remodeling of his house in Georgetown is being completed, and Mrs. de Sibour is staying with friend-Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge Jor dan, I believe. The Celesias, of the Italian em bassey, are also temporarily sepa rated, and for the me reason the delay in getting their new house ready to live in. Mrs. Celegia is staying with Mr. and Mr.. George Angus Garrett, while Mr. Celesia has moved into the- new house on top of the painters and decorators. He says he is experiencing all the sensation, of Mimi in the famous garret scene from "La Boheme," for Lhe. too, has only a narrow camp bed, while there are holes in him wail -a o f....e. is te. w.in hAl '-which, of come%. aass rence-oomibg 'the hori Ming back to Wpum. Mrs. txpacted hat horty after i England. She lathe lfe w of the British embassy. one of the most Interesting as formerly Miss pVargaret 9V IBRIIISH AMB~ASSADO] GEDDflES BACK FRG TE Diplomatic Corps Is filling, up fast. Except for the am ba.mdors of France, Italy, and BeI glum, who are now in their own countries on leave, most of the heads of missions are back in their embassles and legation.. The 8panl ish Ambassador and Mmne. Riano got In last week, after a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fit. Simons at their camp in the Adirondacks-a brief holiday for the ambassador and the close of a long holiday for Mm. de Riano. who had been staying with her sister. Mrs. Chandler An derson, at York Harbor, most of the summer. And the British Ambas sadlor and Lady Geddes, baring lingered long at Dark Harbor, sr rived at the embassy yesterday, bag and baggage. One of the British embassy at taches, when asked if the Ambas sador and Lady Oeddes intended to stop or in New York on their way down, replied feelingly and emphat telly that they dMi net--nw aay ..he.e da. sra W ... y .. we ..on= Thorp Green and is the dau" Mrs. Wllianm R. Grw, of daughter of Congresman a agrawUw junior member 4 George W.Plman is the * U. S. N. =&MIss Zlua Mg Cd. and Mrs. Wiliam Dug a butante last year and, a be a bud, wiu certainly be a M DAKHABR ,with three small children, a governess, a statf of sery ante, a dog, and two catn you don't just casuafly stay over anywhere. You get to your deetination as soon as possi ble, Then he corrected himself about the animal impedimenta-one cat and one dog they were leaving be bind. The cat had been adopted by a neighbor and the dog had made so many friends at Dark Harbor that he couldn't hear to be torn away and wan remaining through the win ter. Of the five Gleddes children, the eldest boy, Roa, has gone hack to Rugby and the seond, Alexan der, has entered a Canadian school. Mmne. Walienberg, the gracious and charming wife of the minister of Sweden. reached 'Washington darly lant week, bringing her equally attractive daughter with her; and Mine Wallenberg is to be one of an engaging - goup of diplomatie of Co smian and id Mrs. Blan is another ciasociety. Mrs. cD a the0 aid Jac U.Ibwas Ithough she has ceased to le this season. 2)f1.I X.PorLLB z Mary WaCDLace Head V4assar SWFunDiv Cua.Maryaland. Virgnad Theasmmttr Fundse Drncivg tedrv ofr th fundar whgicua-t tureiie, has toe bae uhseda tofa th arer Coge alary cernopu een hote har the pnrr ofca tomion ofAryland Viranhood at W oe Virt ofia. ft ilb ie frthe beneite rofte un tein Octi obr a fnds Ahichy ooniey ll ager alovelytoptachersa pue ford th benefi th e undna at i MANYN( LEFT-OS WILSON Every Ainktratin Lea Lights as It Vanisbes I Tw Ex-PresMents Am Located Here PeManC of Officials Have Folk y .. ts r.ter ke..r. how eve', nthe sceasies visitor than In those pesFs whoam. like the por, we have always with us. And the last week has bo particularly fruitful of visitors. By happy chance Mr. and Mrs. Edwin T. More dith--he suooeded David Franklin Houston as Secretary of Agricul ture-reached Washington while the formner Vie President had Mrs. Marshal were her; and at the same time Mrs. Franklin K. Lane, widow of Mr. Wilson's popular Secretary of the Interior, was visiting her eon in4aw and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. Kauffnan. Being in mourning. Mrs. Lane took no part in society, but some of her old friends had opportunity to we her when she came down to at tend the christening of her small grandon. Franklin Jane Kauff nam. Both the Marshals and the Merediths, on the contrary were much feted and they had a happy little dinner, together one evening aS guests of Judge and Mrs. C. C. McChord. Mrs. Marshall and Mrs. Meredith. too, were guests on Tuesday at the luncheon of the Ladies of the Sen ate, Mrs. Marshall staying over an other day especialy t6 be present. And Mrs. Harding assured the sue of this meeting, the second of the season, by dropping In, accom panied by Miss Laura Harlan. A oordial invitati.n had been extended her for the first luncheon, or the second, or any one that she pre ferred. But up until the last mo ment she had not known that she would be able to attend and so in the end her arrival was quite unex pected. To say that the First Lady was given a royal welcome is putting it mildly. She was an active member of the Senate Ladies In the days when she was a Senator's wife and everybody in the organisation was pleased to entertain Mrs. Harding and proud to have the President'. wife as their guest. During the last week Mrs. Hard ing has done a good deal of receiv ing, but of organizations rather than individuals; and she has not yet re sumed the pleasant little tea parties for from twenty-five to fifty guests which were a feature of the spring season. Despite her numerous ac tivities. she has determined 'to taxe up music again and is having a grand piano installed in her private apartments at the White House. Once a student at the Conservatory of Music In Cincinnati, Mrs. Harding used to play very well and she has made up her mind to devote a little time each day to practicing. SINCE they are planning to slip out of town on Tuesday, 'he President and Mrs. Harding are re maining quietly at the White House ever the week end. They are going to Williamsburg, Va., to attend the Installation of the new president of William and Mary College and ex pect to make the journey aboard thc Mayflower - probably their last cruise this season. They propose to take a little party of guests with them, as is their custom, and on the way home will probably visit some of the historic spots in Tidewater Virginia. On Thursday the President and Mrs. Harding were guests at lunch eon of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus H. K. Curtis. of Philadelphia, who enter tained a distinguished comnpany aboard their yacht the Lyndonia. at anchor in the Potomac.. Mr. Curtis. the famous Philadelphia publisher, was, moreover, among those whom the Overseas Writers entertained at their luncheon in honor of President Harding. This party, postponed from last week, went off most successfully; and the President seemed to thoroughly en jov his hour of shop talk with his brother scribes. He never forgets that he is a newspaper man and there is nothing that he likes better than to foregather with newspaper men. The hosts for the luncheon were the group of men who have worked abroad in following the news and who have handed together un der the name of the Overseas Writers. ilelen t a'ding- hi er ntewepaper confi ence' at the- White House are, by the way beginning to taeon a cosmopolitah air owing &tit ,loss )TABLE ERS OF. I REGIME ves Some of Its Sinng =rom the Official Scene. 1 nmg Those Who Have ily, While a Long List wed Their Example. cesference. British, French, Japa. ass and orman correspondents are now attending. One of the British ers occasionally present Is J. 0. P. Bland, formerly of the editorial staff of the London Times, who is an au thority of Far Eastern affairs and the author of "Japan, China and Ko rea." a recently published standard work on Pacific problems. Much impressed with President Harding's personality and his mannet of deal Ing with the press, he exclaimed. "He needs only a toga of the Julius Caesar period to fit naturally tate the role of a Roman senator." $ 0 0 THE MARSHALLS-to go back a bit-brought their visit to a close early In the week, but Mr. and Mrs. Meredith are staying on for several weeks and a good many par ties will be given for them before they start West again. -- ONE meets everybody imaginable at the hotels nowadays-out-of town notables drifting in for a day or two and local big-wigs foregath ering for luncheon, or dinner or tea or simply to look about and see who is back in town. The Shoreham hums with activity at the luncheon hour and one is sure of running into groups of familiars. One day I saw the Argentine Aa bassador, Dr. LeBreton. having luncheon with one of the good look Ing young men on his staff while Secretary Weeks and Eliot Wads worth Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, were being entertained by Mr. and Mrs. John T. Pratt. A. Mitchell Palmer, sometime At-. torney General, and Joseph P. Tum ulty, President Wilson's secretary. with two or three other cronies, were lunching at their accustomed table. Mr. Tumulty used to have luncheon at the Shoreham pretty nearly every day when his office was just over the way at 1600 Penn sylvania avenue, and it is an agree able custom to which he seems to cling even now. Mrs. Norman James, formerly Miss Belle Hagner, who was social secretary at the White House dur ing two administrations. had motor ed over from h .r home in Balti more and was lunching with a man and two young girls whom I took to be her husband and his daugh ters; and- Mrs. Raymond Belmont had arrived from Mliddleburg, also by motor, and was entertaining sev eral guests at luncheon. Mrs. Nathaniel Franeis, a daugh ter of the late Chief Justice Fuller. had six guests with her. Mrs. Kenna Elkins and Mrs. Edward Alsop had a little (able together, the latter looking v'ery smuart with an astrakan trimmed gray cloak over her gray gown and a smiall gray hat timmed in coque feathers. Miss Margaret Harding, also wear ing a smart gray cloak, was there with a good looking young man andl others I noticed were Mrs. Fred erIck Mcenney, Mrs. Fred Brittent. Mrs. Poe White, Senator Hloke Smith's daughters. Mrs. Ronal Ransom and Mrs. Lyman Pratt andi Captain Van Li nnap. * U S THE Willard I ',ffee Shoup. where one ean obtain luniheun. or tea as well as soda fountain drinks. Is another popliar splot. Located in what was formerly the (Irill Room, it has beeni done over in old English style andJ the historic Willard hat, now put to new and innocuous uses. occupies one end of the room. The walls are hung with old time prints, showing the hotel as It look ed In civil war days and before, a unique collection for which a hand some aum has been offered and re fused. The Coffee Shop is in charge of Mrs. Duncan Elliott, a kinswoman of Col. Duncan Elliott, who was so cilly prominent in New York a few years ago. DurIng the war Mrs. Li:luiti was engaged In war work m.i France, havIng charge of a 'it een.t near the front. IKermiit Iloosevelt was at the Wil lard itrly in the week, for the sec ond titme' within a very short period -andl I find myself, as usual, won deinig if he was to he presseed into teerice-and if so, In what co pacty An asot at the Willard I nttied Baromness von Sternberg or r-:ihe Mrs. Adolph P'avenstedt h ,now. I away. thlink of bem * I of &h Ek von Sternberg, l;aihe tGeman ambassador and el, aumi of the Germian emhasey du..n .neRooeevelt regime,.