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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
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
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/
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
508 Eleventh StrMt N. W. Phone Main 3S22
Hat Frames that
reflect the season's
latest Ideas.
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
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
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
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?
All the Latest Shades
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. ?
? ? ?
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
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
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.
Visiting Princelings'
Continuously Feted
and Flattered
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(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
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.
"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
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
Thrua. .
Collart and Cufft
Specially made for coats
in furs of Squirrel, Cara
cul and $-| a 50
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.

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