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NAVY LEAGUE AND GARDEN CLUB SEND DELEGATES TO CAPITAL
V O1 a great deal done for them. *?ttle Miss Stilts elder ulster, ? las Mary 80tt, who made her de but last sea bo n, and registered a bl? suoceaa, will five a large bridge this week for her little sister?the company Including quite a grpup of the buds of the coming season and half a dozen or so from last season, welcoming the youngsters to their happy hunting ground. The Btltt girls were hostesses at ? breakfast at old Pierce Mill one day last week, the party following V * long ride through Rock Creek Park. a ? ? hen there, is Miss Elizabeth Hanna?one doesn't know Whether to class her as a bud or not. She has taken a house on Florida avenue, up near' Sheri<fen circle, and she Will live there with ? chaperon, and do quite a little entertaining on h%r own account, probably the youngest hostess in Washington, but with all sorts of Washington connections and- tra ditions. She Is a daughter of the late Dan Hanna, of Cleveland and New York, niece of Mra. Medlll McCormlck, and granddaughter of the late Senator, Mark Hanna, ? power In his day. ? Miss Hanna was to have come out last season. She would have been presented In Washington by her grandmother, Mrs. Mark?or, * as she preferred to have It, Mra. Marcus Hanna. But first Miss Elizabeth's father, Dan Hanna, died; and then a few months later her grandmother, Mra. Mark Hanna. And the formal debut seemed quite out of the question, ?he took a house and lived here with her chaperone?and more or less under the eye of her aunt, Mrs. MediM McCormlck. Along in the spring she began going around quite a little?but ahe made no formal debut. 8he spent a good part of the late spring with Mrs. Medill McCor mlck, who entertained for her oc casionally; and, finally, after wait ing quite a little in New Tork, ahe Went out to Mrs. McCormick'a country1 home near Byron. 111., With her, later taking a house at Lake Forest. And it seems to me that one or two of the Washington ^ girls visited her there. e ? ? iF course the Christmas holi days are the heydey of the winter season from the point of view of the younger set?debs and > subdebs. and their cavaliers, and . " quite a few of the buds will defer their formal debut parties until then, oontentlng themselves mean ' while with playing around with those already out. ,, Among those to be presented at that time will be Alice MUburn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mllburn, who has picked December IS as her debut data. Virginia Selden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Selden, will make her formal bow at a dance at Rauscher*s on December 21. Doro thy Warren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bat?' Warren, will take the plungs the next day, a reception being given In the afternoon at the Warren's apartment and a ball at Rauscher's at night; and Mlsa Anns Catherine Weller, daughter Of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph I. Weller, Will corns out on December 28. One of the Interesting and cer tainly one of the good-looking debutantes of the year is Miss Catherine Radcllffe, of Cardiff, Wales, who will be presented by Admiral and Mrs. John K. Robl ?on, with whom she Is spending ths winter. * e ? e , fYTHERS who are coming out, ' some perhaps not very formal ly, are Lillian Merritt Thomp son, who will not have a formal debut but Whose mother, Mrs. Douglas Thompson, will give a number of teas and dances for bar. Thsn there are two Jones girls?of different families?Mlsa Elisabeth Taylor Jones, daughter of Mrs. James K. Jones, and Miss Cscll Jones, daughter of Col. and Mrs. E. Letter Jones. The latter, | believe Is not to have a big formal debut, but will have a number of teas and dances given for her. There is also Elizabeth Walter, whose mother, Mrs. Frank Walter, will present her 4auffhter on December 4. and Elizabeth Turner, whoae mother, Mrs. James Huntington Turner, . will five a tea dance for ? her on * December S at the Washington fMk Then two, whose debuts will ^ be of rather more than uaual im portance, If family counts for anything, are Carolyn Thorn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cor ? co ran Thom, and Ellen Bruce XiSS, daughter of Mr^ and Mrs. Arthur Lea. Senator and Mrs. ji. B. Dial have one of the few Senatorial buds?In fact, the only MM I recall?In the person of their younger daughter, Mlaa Emily Dial. And about the most Important Of all?Beatrice Pitney ?4s still holding all her plans In abeyance, because her father. Jus tice Pitney of the Supreme Court, has been lU in his home In New Jersey for the last month, and there will be no thought of the w debut until he Is quits well. t Rosamond Oaatle. daughter of Mr. and Mra William R Chstle, Is also to be presented, but later an, as she and her parents are rrfWO of the prettiest of the grist of early autumn 1 brides are presented below?because they are so pretty. The marriage of Miss Mildred Bromwell and Capt. Sidney R. Bailey took place weeks ago at the summer home of the bride's grandmother in Michigan, but Captain and Mrs. fcailey are now back in town for a visit before setting sail for England. Mrs. Robert Thompson Pell and her husband are now getting-settled in Paris, where they expect to spend the next two years. Mrs. Pell was formerly Miss Alice Harding, daughter of W. P. G. Harding, and Mr. Thompson is a grandson of Col. and Mrs. Robert M. Thompson, of Washington. The wedding took place at Pride's Cross ing, Mass. /T*A S/M?YA. Mil/ t.ntmjsrr Opera Ball! Plans Discussed! at Tea ^?IIE Art Ball, which will be given at the Wlllard by the executive committee of the Wash ington Opera Company on Monday evening, November 20, promises to be so tyilllant and lovely that It will be an outstanding event of the season. MaJ. George Oakley Totten, Jr., who Is noted In Washington for his unique and artistic Ideas, has ac cepted the chairmanship of the committee on decorations. He has been associated with so many events which have gone down in history as brilliant successes that every one knows what to expect from a committee that he heads. Mrs. Totten has brought her clev erness and enthusiasm Into the scheme and has accepted a position on the committee on special fea tures. On Saturday afternoon she and Major Totten invited a large number from the diplomatic and social sets to their studio house on Sixteenth street to plan costumes and tableau groups. Every one came, and in gnla mood. All of which goes to prove that Joys of childhood stay with us and that no one is ever too grown up to respond to the exhila ration and fun of dressing up. So at this ball diplomats and states men Will, for one evening, at least, lay aside their cares and dignities and appear in the costumes of favorite opera characters. A beautiful tableau group, with Mrs. Julian S. Carter, of Baltimore, as "The Spirit of Music," is to be one of the features. The girls' committee Is headed by Miss Gladys Hinckley. William Bowie Clarke is chair man of the floor committee and the committee on patronage. No Branches If It's furs. It's here. A wonderful variety of se lect fur* at the most reason On Bar Seal Coats, genuine skunk, Waver, and squirrel S3r.-"'?3S' *" #150 n*5J<99?Mr THO/lfiSO, Reception Today At Art Center A SUNDAT afternoon reception at the Art Center will be held by the Art and Archaeology League today for Its members and friends and others interested in the International exposition ttere. Dr. and Mrs. Mitchell Car roll will receive the guests. The patrons of the afternoon will be members of the German and thA Austrian embassies. Madame von Unschuld-Lazarre wijl give a musicale, and Dr. and Mrs. Frank i W. Ballou will be guests of honor. Mrs. Edmund J. Brennan will pour tea, assisted by other members of the league. The pub lie is Invited from 3 to 6 o'clock at 1106 Connecticut avenue north west. The exhibition has been en hanced the last week by a series of very beautiful posters of Italian scenes, designed by recog nized artists and supplied by the Italian state railways. The gal lery Is open on week days from 10 to B o'clock free, and the pub lic Is cordially Invited. Mrs. Taylor Hostess At City Club Tea rpODAT la "Dlatrict Day" at the Women's City Club?not of ficially, but in effect since Mrs. Clara Bears Taylor, the D. C. Rent Commissioner, la entertaining at tea for the wivea of th* three Dis trict Commissioners, Mra. Cuno Rudolph, Mrs. James F. Oyater and Mra. Charlea Kfeller. Mra. Mabel Walker Wlllebrandt, Assist ant District Attorney, and Mrs. Helen Gardener, Civil Service Com miasloner, will assist the hostess, and Mra. William F. Gude and Mrs. A. L'eftwlch Sinclair will pre side at the tea table, the last named ladles being the wives of Mra. Taylor's associates on the Rent Commission. The Women's City Club haa been ?humming with activity for the laat two or three weeks, as a drive to double the membership la In progress. Tea parties are given there every aftern'oon and prospective members are given an opportunity to look over the club houses. The various sections are also working out full and varleJ programs tot the winter season. The Forum luncheons have been resumed-?trfere was one yester day?and bid fair to repeat the success which they achieved last winter. n-m mm.: .:?* Penwomen Plan ' Visit to New York> ]y|RS. LOUIS N. geSldert, national president of the League of American Penwomen, and recently elected a member of the Authors' Guild of the Authors' League of America, will leave for New York In November, accom panied by Mrs. Forreatlne C. Hooker, second vice president of the District of Columbia branch of the League of America, and a member of the Author's Guild; and Mrs. Luther E. Gregory, vice president of the Alaska branch of the League of American Pen women and wife of Rear Ad miral Gregory. They will remain for the din ner to be given by the Author's League of America at the Hotel Martinique, on November 12. Mr. Geldert will Join them In New York. While In New York, Mrs. Geld ert will be the guest of the New York branch of the League of American Penwomen, of which Mrs. Ruth Mason Rice, who Is well known in Washington, is president. x VELVET and DUVETYNE HATS Re-covered on frames of the latest mode?or new velvet and duvetyne hats made to order any size or style. A wonderful stock of new Trimming's, Silver Brocade, Vel vets and Duvetynes. Bring us your last year's Beaver or Felt Hat?l?t us clean and reblock it in the latest style. LADIES' CAPITAL HAT SHOP 508 Eleventh StrMt N. W. Phone Main 3S22 Hat Frames that reflect the season's latest Ideas. NUMEROUS ROTABLES TO WASHINGTON Presentation olf Mrs. Andrews' 44 Wildf lower Fantasy" High Light of Meeting., THHE3 Uurden Club of America. which held it annual meet I tig In Washington last week, purpose ly avoided Including many parties in 11h program. The commttt?? In charge of arrangements real ized that the delegates could attend luncheons, dinners and V#a parties anywhere and at any tlnjie, \yhereas they' would not often have the opportunity of getting into close touch with tli? various government agencies which have to do with horticulture Consequently the days?yes. and the evenings too,?were filled with meetings at which gardens and garden lore?and garden pests? were discussed by experts, with visits to the |>arks and Govern ment reservations around Wash ington. which are themselves garden Hpots, and to the Inspection of the beautiful and historic gardens within ea?y reach of the Capital. . However, there were certain oc casions which combined a social aspect wlthi undoubted educational and Inspirational value?notably the club's visit to Ounston Hall, where they enjoyed a ptcnk* luncheon as guests of Mrs. I.<oui? Hertle, the present chatelaine of that hlatorlc and beautiful estate. ? ? ? JN this day when fine old houses like Corcoran House aro going down before the march of progress**), It Is a Joy t? visit such an estate as Ounston. which has been lovingly restored and which Is kept up In much the same style that It was when Ceorge Mason, author of the famous Virginia Bill of Rights, made It hi? home and visited back and forth with Oeorge Wash ington at nearby Mount Vernon. Both the picturesque gardens of Qunston Hall and the quaint 'old mansion were thrown open for the Inspection of the garden club members and the hostess extended \ warm personal welcome to her quests. She was assisted in re ceiving by Lady Geddes, wife of he British ambassador; Mrs. Hughes, wife of the Secretary of State: Mrs. Wallace, wife of the Secretary of Agriculture, and Mrs. Samuel Sloan, of New York, presi dent of the Garden Club of Vmerica. The club members had brought ox luncheons with them, but In a long. glass-Inclosed pergola, ap proached by an avenue of century old box which towers high above one'a head a daintily appointed tablJ was laid, from which coffee, piping hot doughnuts and other delicacies were served. Small tables were provided for the comfort of the guests and for those who preferred to take their luncheon In true picnic style, benches were set out on the terraces overlooking the river. The pergola, which is by way of being an outdoor living room, crowns the brow of the hill upon which Ounston Hall stands and looks away across the gayly painted woods of autumn to the blue Potomac. The garden lies below, a sheltered, sunshiny garden where summer flowers still bloom and mock the chrysan themums and cosmos to which these October days should by rights be sacred. This lower ter race Is approached by a double brick stairway, mellowed brick doubtless brought from England In Colonial days, and In the center of the garden stands a quaint old lead fountain, the blue of the shining sky reflected In the deep blue of Its carVen stone bowl. It's really amazing the flowers one finds now blooming In the box bordered beds of this ? itunny garden. fragrant heliotrope, candy tuft, petunia*, wallflower#, and late rosea, with quantity of cosmos iind rhrrwj?lh?tiums. an<i all against a l*autlfully planted background of tall green things and low' bushes starred with tear let berrlea. ? ? ? (31NCB moat of the garden club delegate* hailed from other cltlea, moit of then* were Strang era to me. but here and there among the gueata I noted a fa miliar face?Mrs. Mlnnlgerode Andrewa. one of the moat active member, of the Washington com mittee, who was by way of being muter of ceremonlea: her young daughtar-ln-law, Mra. BUphalet F. Andrewa, who had piloted the caravan of motora through the winding Virginia roada to Ounwton; Mra. Gary T. Orayaon. Mrs. Frederick Brooke. Mra. Charlea D. Walcott. Mra. Henry Oetty Chilton and young Mra. Bridge, of the British embaany; Mian Kllen Flllebrown, -Mlaa Rose Oreely, back after long residence in Boaton to take up her profes nlon of landscape architecture in Washington, her old home; and a number of othera. The ladlea spent moat of their time strolling about In the ex tenslve gardens, but If anybody failed to go through th?> house .he missed a treat. Ifa p.-rfect ?a beautiful old Colonial ho./>e. With a wide hallway through the center of the house and well pro portioned, high celllnged rooms on either side. The mantela. the cornices and the fine old hand carved pediments?if that's the proper architectural term?over doors and windows made my mouth water; and onp room is paneled In a aoft unpolished brown wood, which looks as though It might be weathered deal and which, I'm told, was uncovered after si* or eight lay ers of wall paper had been peeled off. Open fires were burning In each room and contributed a cheer> note. The house hns been fitted up with the same discrimination which marked its restoration. Everything Is "In character"-*! the furnishings of the colonial period, fine old mahogany, old portraits on the walls, historic china in the cupboarda, but It ho* an atmosphere of conifort, per sonality and charm which moat "period houses" lack. And the bedrooms, with their sloping ceilings, their four poster beds, their candlewlok spread* and ball.fringed muslin curtains? well, they are utterly faacinatlng. There's only one noticeably mod ern note In the house?aave alec trlclty. central heating and up-to date plumbing?and that's the ai - ray of photographs, autograph ed most of them, of dignitaries, foreign and domestic, who have been entertained by Mr. and Mr*. Hertle at Guhston Hall, Balfour and Dr. Sie. the former Secretary of State. Mr. Lanstng, and the present Secretary of Agriculture. Mr. Wallace, and a whole grist of others smile down from the wall* But they harmonise very well with their old fashioned setting and In the room where moat of them atand there's a copy of the bill of rights on linen?or It may even be the original, although on would suppose that would be In aome museum?let Into the wall above the chimney piece. e ? ON the way down to Ounston the garden club delegates In spected the Government experi ment station at Arlington and CLEANSING of Finest Gowns, Furs, Coals, Skirts, Wraps, Spats, Gloves for Woman Suits, Overcoats, Spats, Ties, | Fancy Waistcoats' , for Men Blankets, Lace Curtains, Portieres, Draperies, Rugs, and All Household Fabric? DYEING All the Latest Shades CALL MAIN 4724 cleanlifyfotKSf* dyers main orricc:7-401 ja jt, n.w stopped off at Chrlat Church In Alexandria. On th? return Jour ney, moreover, two stops wees made, one at old Pohlck Church, where Oeorge Washington wor ahlped and for which he surveyed, the land, selecting a spot equi distant from Mt. Vernon and Qunston Hall, and the other at Mt. Vtrnon. There a tree was planted In tlje name of the Oar den Club of America. ? ? ? ? MR 8. CHARLES D. WAD COTT'B reception at the Smithsonian Institution and the presentation of Mrs. Mlnnlgerode Andrews' wlldflower fantasy were hbch lights of the meeting. And any number of local gardens?both In town and In the suburbs?were opened for their Inspetclon. Mrs. Walcott, the wife of the di rector of the 8mlthaonlan Institut ion. la herself an authority on things that grow?and usually ac companies Mr. Walcott Into the, Rockies In the summer, when they explore and collect and ride their hobbies at a great rate. She has amde a series of sketches of the flora of that region, which appeal alike to artist and scientist, and ?hey were on exhibition at her re ception. Mra. Andrews' little fantasy em bodies a charming Idea and It wan charmingly presented by Miss Carolyn McKinley and a group of her pupils, assisted by a number of other talented folk. It was given in the auditorium of the Interior Department on Wednesday, and the 8. R. O. r,lgn was out early In the evening. In deed. I believe as many people were turned away as witnessed the performance. The playlet opened with Mrs. Andrews" lovely lines, "Ode to tho Dogwood.'' read by Albert Parr as the "Passer By." Miss Mc Kinley, as the "Spirit of the Wlldflower." then summoned her flower maidens and one lovely picture followed another, the ever changing colors melting one Into another In rainbow effect Until the climax came with the blos soming of the snow-white flowers. Miss McKinley lead her lines de lightfully. the dancing was grace ful in the extreme, and the a tlstic lighting effects added ma terially to the success of the pro duction. Perhaps the prettiest effect of all came at the end when ohe "Voice of the Jv'ight" (Miss Estelle Wentworth) summoned the "Night Winds" (Paul Bleyden's chorus), all in hlsty gray draperies; and darkness fell on their softly sung lullaby. Miss Bess Davis Schreiner managed the production. ARMY-OF TITLB GUESTS MARCHES ON NEW YORK Visiting Princelings' Continuously Feted and Flattered ' ? T ' ? > ? (Continued from First Page.) decided to paddle her own canoe, it la to be hoped the publicity trum petn will he laid aside and the de tails of the unfortunate romance of Bea and Preston will be interred In the burying: grounds set aside for gossip and rumors 'that have become moss-covered and decidedly uninteresting. For nearly two years Mrs. Gib son's pater and mater, the Wil liam Evarts Benjamins, have lived abroad to be near their artistic and, at tliyes, temperamental daughter, and they will, of course, be delight ed to be back at their townt house on Kighty-nlnth street. Just east of the Averje. The Benjamins, strictly speak ing. were never included among the elite until Bea decided to use the Benjamin millions and her own unique personality to conquer the frigid ones and break down th? sometimes unsurmountable wall which protects the real, honeat-to goodness members of the Metro politan smart set from the on slaughts of the "recently rich" from the Oklahoma oil fields and social unknowns from such remote spo's as Stevens Point. Wis. Bea's matrimonial alliance with Alexander Dallas Bathe Pratt was most decidedly a step in the right direction, and following her mar riage the Benjamin heiress became h conspicuous figure in town and at Newport. Unless my memory for sakes me. Mrs. Gibson, as Mrs. Pratt, was one of the founders of the' more or lesj= Important coterie, "cafe society." She was one of th<' first really smart younger matrong to entertain almost exclusively In the public restaurants, and her ex ample whs closely followed by Mrs. "Freddie" Frelinghuysen. Mrs. "Kit" Wellman, "Maggie" Bel mont, the late Violet Coddlngton. etc. "Cafe society" is no longer im portant and the various members of that once semi-fashionable ag gregation are not in the public eye. The great unwashed has be come weary of reading about Mai Frelinghuysen. "Maggie" Bel mont and the others, and as a re sult Bea Benjamin Pratt-Gibson's "cafe society" has, to a certain extent, disbanded. Overstocked Sale of FURS Owing to the warm weather con ditions we find ourselves with an immense stock of high grade furs on our hands which must be sold immediately. The cooler weather is now with us, but we must sell a vast number of fur gar ments to relieve con gestion in our store. We know of no better way than to mark down the prices. Fur garments were never more (aahionable, and our display of modela is the largest and most complete we have ever offered for your selection. And you can buy now at great saving. Natural Raccoon Coatt 40 in. long; handsome- J1 OP ly made; reduced to. . XOtJ Had ton Seal Coatt With collar and cuffs of ?kunk, squirrel and beaver; $OOC 40 inches long Lt?iO Natural Mutkrat Coat with muskrat col- $QA lar and cuffs; special., vv Kolintky Coat Handsomely lined and made of the finest pelts. Caracul Coatt 40 in. long; $OOA special.... ?i?d\3 Near Seal Coatt Skunk col- $"f QA lar & cuffs XOU Many Other Coats of All the Wanted Furs Greatly I'nderpriced. Far Scarft Beautiful selection of Tc?.xrf. *12 ,.*15 Slip Thrua. . *12*? Collart and Cufft Specially made for coats in furs of Squirrel, Cara cul and $-| a 50 Beaver Small Chokert Made of all kinds of $K $99.50 furs. ... ti to JUL* A Small Depoait Will Reiern Any Fur You Selec^. Come in Early Tomorrow. Wm. Rosendorf Manufacturing Furri?r 1213 G Street N. W.