The National Daily * * SUNDAY, APRIL 9;
Colony of Prominent Americans Enjoy Gay
Sports at Famous Watering Spot?Mayfair's
Political Hostesses Plan Much Entertaining.
King of Sweden, With French Champion as
Partiier, Easily Defeats Balfour at Tennis.
-1, By GERTRUDE LADY DECIES.
-E'~ (Special to I" Ivtrul Itrrlot.)
LONDON, April 8. '
POMINENT among Mayfair's political hostesses
daring the present season will be Lady Cunard.
She said the other day that she has not decided just
when she will begin, but "it is certainly true that I am
going to be interested in political functions, and will
entertain along these lines." Lady Astor is also men
tioned as planning to take a leading part as a hostess
upon her return from America.
*VHE William Starr Millers, of
New York, are expected in
London shortly to visit their
? daughter. Lady Queenboroujfh.
Th?y are now enjoying them
selves on the Riviera, but they
plan to entertain Extensively
when they (ret here. The Queen
borougks themselves have just
returned from the south of
France. Lady Queenborough is
now busy arranging ?ni?age
ments for what will surely be a
glorious Mayfair season.
. I ' * *
I8ITOR8, returning from the
Rlvierm, tell me that hundreds
of prominent Americans are there
Bow?as a matter of fact. It la
declared that, they are making
tip the bulk of the colony. The
weather has been wet and cold
the past few weeks, but Is now
Improved. There Is much good
' tennis at Cannes. The King of
Sweden and Sir Arthur Balfour
played last week In a mixed
1 doubles exhibition, the King play
lng with Mile. Lenglen a* a
partner and winning easily from
Sir Arthur, whose partner waa
? ? a
'J'HB Duchess of Manchester,
who waa formerly Halene Zim
merman, of Cincinnati, opened her
houaa on the South Coast yester
day and will be Joined by her
children for their holiday. She
will return to London and take
a houae for the season
? ? ?
EMBASSADOR HARVET gave a
dinner at the embassy Wednes
day In honor of Dr. Hadley, presi
dent Emeritus of Tale. The
German ambassador, the Duke of ?
Rutland, Viscount Haldane, Vis
count Burnham, Lord Robert Ceoll
and Sir QUbert Parker were
among the guests.
? ? ?
jy[R8. J. W WADSWORTH, of
New York, Is en route homa ?
on the Homeric. Grant Forbes, of
the American International Cor- /
poratloft: Charles E_. Perkins and
F. P. Keppel ars other passen
Matrimonial Joggling Pots Hostesses
In Sad Dilemma in Issoiog "Bids."
By CKOLLY KNICKERBOCKER.
Registered U. 8. Patent Office.
NEW YORK. April 9.
THE various members of the
?mart s?t are In a daze?In
(act It would be quite cor
rect to say society Is dlsxy?trying
to keep up with the numerous di
vorces and remarriages In ths
younger, more impulsive set.
The manner In which the leaders
?f our so-called younger married
9*t exchange life helpmates Is
more than amusing?It is apalling.
And as a result of this matri
monial Juggling many hostesses
are In a dilemma. They do not
know whom to entertain. The
family ramifications of these on
again, off fgaln brides and bride
grooms are extremely Imposing
and It Is almost Impossible to
gather together a swagger dinner
party out on Long Island these
days without offending some one
by having at dinner some one's
ax-wlfs or former husband and hla
For Instance, the Newell Tlltons
and the Sydney Breese* constantly
encounter each other about In so
ciety. and Mrs- Tilt on, who waa
the first Mrs. Breese, has become
mo accustomed to seeing her for
mer life helpmate she has decided
there Is but one thing to do?
?mile! The Sydney Colfords. Jr..
and Reggie Vanderbilt frequently
dine at the same restaurants and
ths former Mrs. Reggie has also
reached a point where she does
not have an attack of nervous
prostration every time she and the
rotund Reggie happen to meet in
a revolving door.
Then there are Len Thomas and
his second wife The other eve
ning they were at the same play,
seated Just a stone's throw from
ths first Mrs. Thomas, now Mrs.
Jack Barrymore. At Newport last
summer Mrs. Thomas and Mrs.
Barrymore were frequently among
those present at the Casino, and
whlls ons ambitious gossip Insisted
at ths tim? that they had numer
ous tete-a fetes discussing Lien's
good and bad points, I brand th%
gossip as false. Even ths gayest
members of ths New Tork-Nsw
port sat know where to stop.
Another mlxup occurs when
Mrs. Alexander Pallas Bar he Pratt
??the first Mrs. Jack Barrymore?
encounters the present Mm. Rar
tyaar* at ths smart entertain
ments, and one matron ctm? near
making the frightful mistake of
having the William P. Burdons
and the J. Gordon Douglases at
the eame dinner party. All of
which would have been fatal. Inas
much as Mrs. Burden waa former
ly Mr*. Douglas.
Still another mlxup In the Jig
saw matrimonial tangle will occur
when Mrs. Preston Gibson arrives
from Paris, where she has been
spending some time since her re
turn from Venice. Mrs. Gibson
was the first Mrs. Alexander Dal
las Bache Pratt, and I can think
of no more amusing situation than
to encounter at the same time, at
the same place, Mrs. Preston Gib
son, Mrs. Alexander Dallas Bache
Pratt, the Leonard M. Thomases,
the Sydney Breeses, the Newell
Tiltons and the Jack Barrymores.
One would become a fit subject for
an asylum for the feeble-minded If
one attempted to figure out the v*
rlous relationships, and as f'. the
children of the above .?entloned
What a collection of half
brothers and half sisters and half
cousins of various degrees.
Then one must not overlook the
Brie Wlnstons and the Malcolm
Stevensons?Mrs. Stevenson was
formerly Mrs. Winston?and the
J.< Philip Benkard and L. Stuyve
sant Chanler mlxup. Mrs. Chan
ter was the first Mrs. Benkard.
One could go on and on telling
of the very tricky gnatiimonlal af
fairs of the younger beau monda.
The latest additions, however,
are the George B. Wagstaffs, the
Edward W. C. Arnolds and the
Lionel S. Holland*. George Wag
staff, who Is a son of the late Cot
Alfred Wagstaff, was married
at Greenwich?that haven of the
quickly married#?to Mrt Doro
thy Frothlngham Arnold, first wife
of Edward W. C. Arnold, who mar
ried several weeks later, Mrs.
George Wagstaff's first wife, the
lovely Mary Cutting Cumnock, whe
was the belle of her debutante sea
son some eight years ago, Is now
ths wife of Lionel Holland. They
make their home In England and
there Is Uttle chance of this par
ticular (Wagstaff. Arnold and Hol
land) encountering each other,
A GROUP of pretty meads and gracious ma
irons whose charms add much to society in
the Capital City.
Miss Winifred Walz is always welcome and has
been staying with Mrs. R. M. Kauffmann. Miss
Beatrice Beck, the daughter of the Solicitor Gen
eral and Mrs. James Beck, was at Hot Springs
when the qamera man caught her as she left for her
morning canter. Miss Ellen Louise Warfield is the
daughter of Col. Augustus Warfield ana is a popu
lar member of the army set. Miss Anna Hamlin
needs no introduction to Washington. She has
been spending the winter in Bermuda and has only
recently returned to the city with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles S. Hamlin. Miss Margaret Wise
has recently announced her engagement to J. For
rest Manning, of Leesburg, Va. Mrs. W. Morgan
Shuster and her two pretty daughters, Miss Lita
and Miss Caroline Shuster, have become popular
members of society in the National Capital since
their return from Persia, where Mr. Shuster was
the American diplomatic representative.
? 1 ?! nil '/"//? ??
/X& MM HVfllM ~*xx,t-wv, (&3GUCN KMX MK/7??0
Spring Loveliest Time in Washington?and the
Gayest Easter Brides and Easter Balls?Ont
of-Itoor Activities In Prospect?The D. A. R.
Conference, With Attendant Festivities.
The League of Women Voters' Conference.
By JEAN ELIOT
VirASHINGTON is not much given to looking back
" ward?particularly when it can look forward to
Easter and the "little season."
Spring is perhaps the loveliest time of the year in the
Capital, and the gayest and certainly the moat en
joyable. There are, of course, few big formal func
tions and official dinners become fewer and farther
between. But small parties flourish, dinners and
dances; the country clubs oome into their own, and
one's thoughts begin to turn toward riding, motoring,
swimming parties, picnics and kindred out-of-door
Easter balls and Easter brides*
??and from present indications
there will be as noticeable an out
break of Easter gayetiee an If
society had actually deroted itself
to prayer and fasting during I^ent
and were in need of friyolity.
* . ? ? ?
fO the more serious mlnCtt
Waa' n^ton will offer lta
meuum of lntsrsst In the next few
weeks, for the annual Continental
Congress of the D. A. R. la In the
offing, and following that will oomt
the Pan-American conference of
the League of Women Vetera.
Tee, 1 know the latter congress
is to be held In Baltimore, but It
will adjourn to Wsshlngton for at
least one day?April II?when the
delegate* win be received by Mrs.
Harding, and when a grist of par
ties will be given for them by
prominent Washington women.
And Washington?feminine Wash
ington, be it understood?will go te
the conference In considerable
numbers, either as delegates er
spectators. The Latin American
contingent of the diplomatic corps
will, of course, be numerously
present, for the wives of a number
of the envoys from South and Cen
tral America will represent their
countries at the convention.
A8 for the Daughters, we are
rather given to poking fun at
them in a friendly fashion?calling
them "D.A.R.lings," as the British
ambassador did In an addreae last
year, and talking about the
"Damned Annual Rumpus,"' But,
for all that, we look forward to
their coming, and for a week
Washington devotes Itself to the
entertainment of visiting Daugh
ters. Individually, collectively and
In small groups.
In truth, there's no longer any
justification for using the word
"rumpus" In relation to the activl
t ties of the D. A. R. Time was
when the fur used to fly at the an
nual meeting and when the dolngn
of the "Daughters were headlined
on the front pages of the local
papers. Now the deliberations are
conducted In peace and amity, the
time of the conference is taken up
with outlining a constructive pa
triotic) program?and the news
papers content themselves with
modestly chronicling the actiW
ties of the organisation on their In
side pages. "Happy the country
that has no history." and all that
sort of thing.
This Is not a "prealdential year,"
the (Resident general, Mrs. Oeorge
Maynard Minor, having another
year to serve. But there are
several vice presidents general to
be choeen and their election will
flavor the dellberatlona with spice.
rpHE Daughters will be received
at the White House on April
11. They always are, you know,
If it Is humanly possible;. ami I
wouldn't be surprised If there
were some sort of a special festiv
ity for the Ohio delegates?Mrs.
Harding being herself an Ohio
Remember the tea party that
Mrs. Hsrdlng iravs last year for
the Ohio delegation? It was
ons of the first of those delight
fully friendly little parties which
the First Lady likes to give for
groups of women who have the
same Interests snd associations,
at which shs mingles Informally
with her guests snd haa a per
sonal chat with each. And It
was a huge success?Indeed I
remember one correspondent, who
Is Inclined to be a bit of a wif,
writing for an Ohio paper that
"some seventy-five guests were
Invited and fully one hundred of
*<ard upon the heels of tha
Daughters of tha Revolution will
coma tha Daughters of 1812. tha
annual convention of thla organi
sation being always arranged to
follow the Continental Congress
tor tha convenience of women
who are members of both. Mrs.
Harding la arranging to receive
the HIS delegates and also the
Children of tha Revolution, who
hold their annual meatlng along
about thla time.
I don't know Just why It la
Patriotic societies ao generally
aleot to hold their annual meet
togs In tha spring?unless It la
that Washington la ao lovely than
?but most of them do. The
Colonial Damaa usually have a
gat-together maatlng a little bit
later than tha Daughters' con
gress and later still the regents
of ML Vernon?the Ladles' ML
Vernon Association, to give 'sta
their full and proper title?come
together for several days, hold
ing their annual meeting at Ml.
Vernon Itself as ?>?-> they
sea for themselves how tha plaoe
la kept up. Bach year a program
Is outlined for making tha place
mora beautiful and mora Ilka In
letter and In spirit ta tha stataty
home over which Martha Wash
Ington held such graotoua sway.
?nvy (a rated as a sin. bat
nevertheless I can find It ta my
soul to envy those women who are
privileged to vlalt under the roof
of Mt. Vernon whan spring in
greening the meadows, tha blos
soms are breaking out on the fruit
trees and the Potomac lies pea
cocking in tha sun below tha
s a a /
The Continental Congress al>
ways convenes during tha week
in which falls April it?the an
niversary of the battle of Lexing
ton. Consequently, thla year it will
be called to order on Monday.
April 17, and the deliberations,
with the festivities attendant
upon the conference, will ?>ntlnue
through that week The League
of Women Voters* convention Is
set for the last week In April.
Although this conference was *
called by the League of Women
Voters, for the purpose of ex
changing Ideas with the women'
of Latin-America on woman's
participation In government, the
Slate Department Is cooperat
ing with the league and so Is
the Pan-Amsrlcan Union, under
the leadership of Dr. Howe. And.
of course, the permanent women's
auxiliary of the Pan-American
Congress of which the wife of the
Secretary of State la ex-officio
the chairman. This auxiliary Is a <
hang-over from the big Pan
American conference held here
two or three years ago, carry.
Ing on with tha purpose V pro
motlng friendship and understand
ing among tha women of tha
American Republics whenever and
? e e
HUGHES, by the wav,
has Just accepted tha hon
orary chairmanship of the General
Federation of Women's Clubs' na
tional committee an International
relationships. of which Mrs.
Horace Mann Towner la chair
man. The purpose of this mn
mlttes Is similar to that of the
xml | txt