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Th& San Francisco Sunday. CalL
{From a Special \u25a0 Correspondent of The
Sunday -Call.)
GREATEST of all the'soclal events
of Japan in -which foreigners
, have an opportunity to partici
pate is the cherry blossom sar
den party, at which their imperial
- •- \u25a0 t '
majesties the emperor and empress are
the hosts. Upon- this occasion their
Imperial majesties and the other mem
bers of the royal family are brought
Into more Intimate touch— if the" ex
pression be permissible In connection
•with royalty —^rith.the people of other
lands than at any other t! me. and.-xia.t
\u25a0jrally, an invitation to be present is
highly prired.
Many Americans bring with them to
the orl.ent an entirely erroneous idea
"of the cnaracter of this function, with
the result of embarrassing demands
upo^a the embassy that "tickets" or
' permits" to the g-arden party be issued
to them- This is due to no tendency to
obtrude themselves, but to misundet
stanfiinc. As a matter of fact, the ap
plications for invitations cent in by the
different embassies in behalf of their
•visiting nationals — foreigners resident
In Japan, save only those serving: In offi
cial capacity, never being invited — are
very closely scrutinized by the officials
of the imperial household. Other em
bassies request an invitation for nobouy
who has not been presented at court in
their own land, but as there is no
American court, and because of the
particularly friendly relations that
have- always existed between Japan and
th» United States, a good deal of liber
ality Is shown Jn the number of Invi
tations issued to Americans. The eo
cial standing of these must, however,
be vouched for. Failure to bring the
necessary letters of introduction ha 3
resulted !n a good many heartburnings.
The ceremony is beautiful in Its sim
plicity. The emperor, wearing the dark
blue military uniform familiar In his
pictures, walks through the palace
»rroands. followed by the members of
the royal family, high officials and
members of the diplomatic corps, to
Fhow to them the beauties of the
landscape, particularly the, beloved
cherry blossoms, then at the height of
their blooming. It ls\!mperial tribute
to the universal love of flowers held in
the hearts of the Japanese people.
After the tour of Inspection he receives
Have You Had a of
Gal if ornia's Dish of Greens?
H. A. Crafts
CALIFORNIA Is pre-eminently a
land of plenty. Nature appears
1 . . to revel In producing things that
are calculated 'to contribute . to
tie comfort* and welfare of mankind.
Fruits . and flowers she produces In
prodigal supera.bunda.nce; the standard
farm crops fill to the point of bursting
all the barns and granaries yearly.
Then we come to the vegetables: these
are seen everywhere, and _all the year
ro-jnd. They, may occupy seemingly
an humble sphere, yet how all impor
tant they ax* to good housekeeping, to
the health of the' family and to the
rounding out of • the dally regimen. In
agricultural economics we hear * about
balanced rations.* These are supposed
to be the ideal food compounds that
produce the best growth and - develop
ment of the farm animal. .
The balanced 'ration finds : its' place,'
too. In the kitchen, and it is. the vege
table that provides the best means of
preparing that ration; and* the vege
table habit appears to be on; the in
crease among the American people, and
will no doubt result in building an im
proved' standard: of troth 'brawn' and
brain. . •\u25a0 . .. ", ,, v \.y_ . *\u25a0: -- .
Here in California, the habit Is surely
jrrowlng and there is every reason why
It should. The vegetable garden Is. seen
everywhere and the product -r is ' sup
plied to the public In great variety, of
an excellent . Quality. In unlimited
quantities and at prices within the
reach of all. . The climate is ; such: that
vegetable growth U continuous the
year round, so that there is always,
something fresh and appetizing: in : the
market."-^ *« --
For' instance, take cauliflower: f that
is: a most delicate, tooth.some and nu
tritious vAsetabl*. It may be .'planted
\u25a0 '.n August and "by . proper cultivation
ar.d irrigation brought to a' state- of
perfectioo by. the Ist of January; .so
that all through that month, of mid-,
winter all may indulge in this succu
lent delicacy , to* the top. of their beat,,
because it may be grown at just an
ordinary cost -and -placed upon the mar
ket at surprisingly reasonable rates.
In the east, and In. the more northern
climes, the cauliflower can, of course,
be grown at that season of the year
under glass only and amid the warmth
of much artificial heat: and be who
would indulge his appetite to any con
siderable extent must Indeed be in
possession of a healthy bank account.
But here In this all. the year round
rlimate how different are the condi
tions! Look about you at any season
of the year and you will see vegetable
patches everywhere — In the back yards
of city residences. In vacant city lots
and out in the suburbs, where they
make a business of raising vegetables
for the markets. Then- you will see
garnered vegetables- also 1 in all the
marts; in the big commission houses,
in the grocery stores and being hawked
through city and suburb upon the
truck wagons. .
~.r.t% these midwinter displays of
nice green vegetables are as. much a
source of wonder to the tourist" from
the east as are the displays , of Cali
fornia fruits In air the; market places.
I renember ' quite distinctly .the sur
prise depicted upon the genial coun
tenance of an old South Dakota, "ranch
er as he saw upon the street the, first
corning of his arrival in San Jose a
heaped up vegetable wagon on its early
rounds. The radishes,'. plump and red
cheeked, appeared to strike* the old
gentleman most forcibly.
He rushed up to • the wagon quite
eagerly, and of the boyish vendor pur
chased a dime's worth of the aforesaid
radishes . and appeared • to he as much
surprized at the quantity" that he sot
for. his dime as at the fact that euch a
display of vegetables should ba seen
upon the ctreet, ln midwinter.
• "Where'd ye raise 'einr asked'ha, »t
the official representatives of the differ
ent nations under a pavilion in the cen
ter of the beautiful gardens.,
The party is given the grounds of the
Hama detached palace, Jn another part
of Tokyo than the Imperikl residence.
The gardens cover a broad" expanse
with frontage on the bay. Nature has
done much for this spot; that won
ful „ landscape gardening for which
Japan is justly famous has done more".
Herejls revealed- In its highest per
fection the marvelous art of converting
into tiny little plants the trees that grow
tall in other lands; here are to be seen
the 'unending varieties of flowers that
make, this -the land of flowers.-: Here
the miniature lakes and waterfalls and
stone bridges and lotus ponds, and here
the cherry blossom In"magnificent.pro
fusion—truly - fitting gardens for. de
scendants of . the gods.
The nonofflcial guests are expected
to arrive -early " on the . scene, and they
do. So,, too, the Japanese. officials Of
the young. merchant: and - the~;old man
smiled *as he - turned his bunches of
radishes from side to side, in unfeigned
wonder and admiration: . „ • '
*X>ii, over In : the^patch,'\ replied the
young man unconcernedly, and, then' he"
whipped 'up and drove down the street
•Then the" old rancher, still smiling
and still hugging his precious raHishe?.
rejoined his good ".wife, who had been
watching the proceedings, and then the
two trotted joyfully away, and I i ima
gine. they procured some table salt and
possibly a handful of crackers, and, re
tiring to I some ! place of seclusion and
comparative' privacy. Indulged v in the
newly plucked California radishes *to
their hearts' content.' .
This business of vegetable growing
Is one of the big established Industries
of 'the state. -It is divided into various
branches. There are the great gardens
that \u25a0 supply the various canneries *of
the state. In San Joaquin county there
Is one asparagus ranch of 1.700 acres.
: Then In ; southern California are the
gardens. that make a specialty,of,rais
ing ', fresh vegetables \u0084 for * the eastern
markets, the product being shipped In
refrigerator; cars.- •:.«. And. thirdly, there
are the thousand and one gardens, both
great and small, that are run. to supply
the local markets . and the big city
Recently I visited^ a 14 acre. truck
farm near San Jose. It was during the
first week, ln April. i . There were"crops
matured, crops In the process of growth
and crops just planted or transplanted.'
There was one; big field of lettuce and
just; to open the campaign. I asked the
foreman about lettuce. : . -; He > said - that
any. one could j raise lettuce the year
round -In California; • : only rlt matures
very,-... much more ". rapidly in " \u25a0'< som*
seasons t than ' in 'others. ,;:In ; the . winter
months it ; takes -^from/ -two"; : to -: three
months, but when planted in' the spring
you i can", have lettuce ;, in" three weeks
from the. seed.* ' ; - "--rC' {• -
"•\u25a0 The.lettuc« seed, ls sown In. beds,' the
beds being '\u25a0 about _ four ' feet wide, and
they,' may. be ;just asilong]or' as short
as you ; have a mind to make them.: The
seed is ,. raked " In, but •afterwardsf-.a
coating of ; manure is laid over, ft/ This; .
of course, fertilizes, but the main object
is to , conserve the. moisture in the; soil
soV. that-' the,' seed twill, germinate and
come iUp.V: And again, .when J you com*
to irrigate and the water recedes the
coat : of manure -prevents' the . ground
from- baking. ':.>*-;.,; ~- "., : !-. : .' ~ ;.\u25a0'\u25a0:•-\u25a0"\u25a0V
' Lettuce \u25a0 is . transplanted when ylt is
two or three inches, high." '.'llt'ls'set. out.
In rows, the rows being T about-a*foot;
apart and the plants^ from S ;>to^'lo
Inches r apart. 'Xettuce ' seed.^ said (the'i
foreman, "should be sown^in ,theibMjJ
of the moon, if "Tjou . want: M~< to 'come,
up' well and do well after; It has^come:
up." I remember that myl venerable!
grandfather; way. down east '\u25a0 years • and '
years ago us'-d to do things in the old
and new of the moon, and I was ".very"
much interested *to know' that the be
lief.still existed." \> :;j
They generally begin to put in spring
lettuce 'in March so thAt it will have
the benefit of -the spring rains . for,
our foreman said, tha t while irrigation
was good, in fact an absolute necessity,
the natural rainfall couid not be equaled
by any - artificial^ substitute. Ka-Let-r
tuce, he said, i had { a good : sal e all the ;
year, around : winter grown ' lettuce was".
usual 1 y a . fine 4 article, because \ it ; grew
slowly^ and; matured-, beneath - many'
cloudy skies. * This, made it: e«peclaUy
tender, sweet ; and crisp. Lettuce from
the * garden *. sells - from' 35 to
60 cents per sack, and a sack is a barley
sack, not a gunny sack, and holds about
40 heads of lettuce.
.The ;; summer „ radish 1 1s not a very
satisfactory^ thing .to grow. It just
jumps ; along ft and ''; almost \u25a0'-. before you \u25a0
know _ it" it Is i too. big, •* it ;\u25a0 is - spongy,
punky or tasteless and the first thing
you know, it steals a march on you and '
goes plumb to ? teedx and that \ ; Is i the'
end« of it/'V'lt'i^^notfa very, big, crop*/ V
said " the i honest ; gardener,* i^but (every- \
thing helps. 1 VWe must' satisfy, our.cus^
tome r 3 Jf . we want to keepthei r" trade."]
Onloas are a pretty - ; good crop for
the : average \u25a0 gardener. ;", but ,-,the •: litter
make a practice of supplying the, homi
: demand."/ -Up Ton ft the \ delta V lands \ and '
.on ;the /islands "'they;- can praise I'such'
: immense crops fof £ onions and .at Sso
small , an . expense ] u that 7s the gardeners
find-; that? it "does 'not -ln|any^ayjf pay {
them to* tryjand compete with the delta
farmers in r supplying the general' mar-
When : it }-. came ,Uo:; a? discussion' af
: beans • our gardener became '. in tare*<ed.
The r o call ed | Roman bean | had \ "become
a prime favorite both for stringing and
shelling. j.i This.' was i 'an5 especially ." fine
bean for use when green: It was rather
: new ; in < the ; mark et-Vf A^ tuwS. years { ago \u25a0
the people did not appear to know much
about* them,' but C now,' £ said X th<T^ f or«^
man, ith eyj are i''just | cr axy 1 for I them." !
' This ibean^saidlhe^ was iatreal" lm^
portation * from % sunny,-; Italy ; and t came'
; trom! Rbme.'Sthe s Eternal ICItyJ Itself,** is
. Its name Indicates. It was a good etxert
bean. I** reddish t lnS colorj'and 5 of I a* very t
fine flavor.'. It may be planted In March
: and X may* be ; ; raised I right < through , the
season ;.un til I f ros t V cojjies. £' O f J courser
: this * implies /more); thah*| one ? plan ting.''
. It '- isj a: very/ > tender.|be,an' ; and i!wlH ?cook
\u25a0vp v nicelyilrit2Osmlnutes.^r^vi'^"r^ ? >-;s.
known "SasV the ij "Kentucky,
.Wonder,^* heisaid,\waS{reallyltheJmost T
\u25a0 popular.]; for| string Jbeahs. -" .Thlsibcah
\u25a0was ; a \u25a0?. tremendous ; grower," and ': alrndst
equal ed ; the variety, propagated by, Jack
13 % loot': volt't InSa|7«ry/short"fsi»s,cef df
compelled "{_ to % pick % string |i beans % from
th«J upper i steps fot fa, %tnlif t step ladder;
In] planUng [ theS^KentuckyjiWonder!;! It
ws4i |th» Jcustom >;to 2 plan 1 1 f our Jor * fly«
bean s to the " h 111 I and ith en * put \ the pol«
in the center of the lhifl.'S Thesalbsana
would climb i that \ pole . to the very . top
and cluster all around \ rt and pod » most
prollflcallx,STliST#coald J gather^ from
five to^l»poundsfof string beans from
a[aiaei.;hlll j frowj«»»: pwktog,"^^^
was another i«n» bean. known
as'the"Bunch"ib««n;;and it was much
color of good: thick cream. Lima beans
were also a^ good \ cw»p.l|Th«y ilb«ari I b«ar. v»ry
heavily /and $ have 'i % 4 good f market '; al -
ways, and \ this variety Is excellent i both
foria* string; or,"a;*helled ibean"7^ r
J^l i learned a th at I the ; great v bulk \of \ the
greWppeas" produced^ In f Callfofhia 5 is
raised U in u : ; the fj fbothlllv regions, v or
wiriterjlwlthoutfdanger: of ''being, frost
's Sweet, -corn, is; raised. lvery. : largely
ahd|comesiTon^forJpicklng|aboutf July
1"? and |lasts|ups to,! andlinto^ November-
people; were, "cra=y.^for,- to.use-^ths
. \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0;'. the lower grades." whose positions war
;%, \ rant % . Invitations-^gbvernors * and mem
'.:.^bera 'of "the diet and judges ; and* some
•t .*> fewj-f others/ J^ So, "too,- officers of * the <*.
;arm^,and navV. * : ?-'- ;[':\u25a0' ' \u25a0' '- •
• Old and New Japan
'' "iTbVaeV latter;;^ add i a •. brilliant /new'
. Japan- touch'' to a* picture '..which* is.", in
\u25a0'.«;\u25a0; It* -of % the folder" Japan.. V Bs~
' •; fore Ithe: arrival tof ; the) imperial * party
'.' fhis $ array? of i the ', nation's <" soldiery—
|B brilliant; Inithelr; blue 'or : khaki- colore-1 \u25a0
- ;A ualf orms ; and ".the • many , decorations on
'. .; breasts— was , the . center.* of Inter
i eat. -^ And naturally. «? They swere^tho
r old and 'young,* who:had'car
.'"\u25a0 • ried ; the sun* flag to victory, upon,. tea
'\u25a0 \u25a0;,.•".\u25a0-\u25a0>\u25a0. ..\u25a0-'.\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0-. i"- •\u25a0.-.•\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0 .'' .'\u25a0 "f--r- .--. \u25a0 --.', •- •\u25a0\u25a0 '\u25a0 •
language of --- the gardener, y especially
the s best season"- for ..-it,-- which ": in- 1
eluded the months 'of July and August:
; but there is always a pretty fair de-
Ifor >1 1 (up) to • the \u25a0 very ** end I b t \ the"
'.. - . , , • ' . " "'. : . .
'jV Celery >, Is I a ivery^lmportant - crop .for
the Calif ornia" gardeners and they raise
lvery i j larg« amou n t3 of It."'/, I asked; the
fforwS*a«why;itiWas'that":l saw^so much
jfo'r#Mi!«oi6'redJcelery.lln-? California.':; lie
% said there .was one kind : of (celery; that;
|wouldfffrowi; white \u25a0Jv.'ithoutbleachlns
sS«4fa«etherlthat<badSto^be'lbleached, <(
but that this latter had. been found just
'Cum I good J.when >: not 5 bleached j"j and :'; thi s j
|w»s Swhy^ there '^..war,s r , so X niuch ?' green ;
J looking l celery," in j the ; market." Celery.
I isjplAn ted fsO| that jlti first? .comes^bm for.
marketing; in . the] latter] part' of J August '
I then pt f lasts : .\ all is" the^ f all,%winter;
v and ssprlng.'^But^duringK.thel summer
I there" Is "but i little f, demand I*. for J 1 1, i- as
;peopleXusually^become?tlredj6f|it^by r
1 that I time ! and Iwant f something :• new to
-tickle(thelrjpalate3.^-r'^ f ." ~r I : :-:r^-:
,: ;? The 2 leading 1 summer l , are
Cton^at6ei'(sweetXcbrn,*beans,"fcucumberß, : i
|e)t£^TheyJfaiseilotaYof|tomatoW4and ;
K there * isjal ways] a. : blgi demand i for! the m.
I ItllsTan^ easy^cf opltb] raise; in\Cal If o r ni a.
!f Aoid S as's IJtWalkedt over^thls r i rich j and
teeming tract of garden land j I observed
* a^largel field* of* tomatoes just^trans
; planted from the hot bed?. - Rwr were
field* \ of: the Liaotuag and Haitehurla
and In the waters of the Sea. of Japan.
" Officers o i his h grade, all of them, and *
each wearing decorations given i by , th« '.
• emperor hlnxself s for? brilliant . Accom
: pllshments and personal valor. Ajd all ,
.of them* men !^ YouMn-" America -who :
have; seen ,Kurokl;kaow4tbej type.' ; ;
•'.- The ; strains 'of Rational " anthem *»
'from three • military-bands stationed \u25a0 1*
- different parts of the grounds berald&d I
the 7 approach * of %th<i\ Imperial f . party. 1-
FlrEi an official of the household In"
; gold • embroidered I court; uniform. . kne* :
breeches,\' M three'corT»ered".hat In hand: *t
then % two i'otheV^ high officials ;. of,:- the v*
household— t h e se | in (\u0084 high < hats ji an«* f
\u25a0 frock coats— then his' imperial . majesty \
walking alone. Foilowins him the era- \u25a0
. press with ' the ? grand ; chamberlain {of V
the imperial household: then the crown
: prince " and % crown ; princess. \u2666 and . then ;•
.\u25a0^following' singly^ or" In \u25a0 pairs— -princes
and *- princesses, the elder. "\u25a0' statesmen.
peers of the realm and members of. th*
' diplomatic, corps. ;,;3 3; -: ;
' j ". The i emperor : was. .of fcoorse.- the ob» "
: served ; of all . observers.^ As' he led th» •
way", through the "batless .crowd that
lined .the! walks he. bowed gravely to :
-one' side and th*n,to the other, and h*
"smiled upon the cherry blossoms, for
the fete wa* in their h«nor.t-;
Personality of tlKKMjkado /
'\u0084 The'emperor of Japan." whose official
name^ la. lSAtstihtt»*...thfc';ion*- hundred
-and^twenty-flrst of the#ovar«lgns who
\u25a0 have ; reigned in unbroken " line, is 65
years t old:. The portraits given to the •
.world 'must have been : taken ;io /or l-Vv
years. aso. for his face today is much
fuller; than.lt lay there represented. .As
he najfat 'one' end the lons pavlllo-j"
receiving ithe sree^lngs'of the diplo
matic i party—^Crst the - ambassador or .
.minister of each country. ' according: ; to
•Seniority" of service at-hU court; then
the members of the official party pre
sented 7by I eachr-his : face reflected a
calm serenity, now and then llghtlns
with interest as he exchanged, through
his chamberlain. word 3 with one of the
ambassadors.' 1 The 5 emperor •is . Japan- 1 *
ese in all. things: be knows, no -other
language than that of his people.* The
student' of physiognomy would look :n
:\*ain for. evidences in ; his face of that •
"dark browed malevolence" pictured by
. jorne* who have never l-ooked upon it. .
Nor. did it reflect boredom, as many'an
other ".might under similar drcum
stances. :y ,* t " ; * ~ \u25a0' ..- \u25a0' ;
-The empress is a' tiny little lady with
the dainty, refined features familiar in *
the most exaulslte of Japanese art. She
. protected" from 1 tha cool . bay breezes \ by
shelters composed .of "shingles" stuck In
the i ground in a semicircle , and ? leaned
\u25a0 shedlike over^th.e 'A new. and '~ tender
[plants. V>The;. plants \u25a0• appeared «to j have,
-taken* firm and vto% be growing
V- "Irrigation," ,the i < gardener said, -?Is
all Important on a truck farm. A garden
to be profitable must have all the ad
vantages, both natural and artiricial. In
summer .f gardening ? Irrigation ; ; Is j Indis
pensable." \u25a0> I was ; jaken < down Into 'one
of J. the 2 far /corners /of the 1 tract i and
sbow^-jthe; pumping] plant where "' "!was
installed a 13 horsepowepi'centrlfugal.
'pumpjrun {\ by; electricity. A, Thel^uice"
was turned -; ; on '} and .; straightway. *"; a
stream of water slxi inches ' in ; diameter
gushed forth from"! the I well and went
flowing down the flumes. .
rfpower.i could 4be turned on : at
any time I and the ] pump put *in \ motion.*
The plant needed no regular attendant,
'onlyj some] one 'tolgo;down Tand : turn ; on
the motor; when water -was needed and
-turnSjltXoff.* whenr.enough; had "j been
pumped. 7'And |there was [never, any i dl-~
rainutlon r of that mysterious under
ground I supply^ of water.*: So' there was
-be *: pumped jup out lof • the
Lbowelslof earth: without rllmit, -the
< only cost;; being Ithat "of the original
ilnstallatioi lnstallation ;/oJ..> the ; plant and- the
charge for. power.used.-
was arrayed in a Parii sown of latest
mode. \u25a0 as. too." was the I erewn princess
and} the other princesses who were of
th« receiving party.: Their gowns and
hats would have graced a Fifth, avenua
, Easter parade.
; The, crown prince in a uniform of »\u25a0
major ; general I.'et the army, ta mosz
deajpcratlc In bis manners/* He chatted
affably j with members of the diplo-.
•ma tic : corps, shook hands hsartily wltb
th« ladles, jolced with his friends amon?
' them and seemed to b« enjoying himself
hugely. X'He Is very popular— lf It ha
Fbo* >!•*«:" majeste? to so. describe th-9
'feeling of the people toward him. OSl
dally he i» Toshl-Hlte— Haru-Jfo-Maya,
vor 4 ;Prlnce;Hara. v ':-The third son bora
to. the emperor, fee is 2S years old, wa3
proclaimed heir 'apparent on his eighth
birthday \u25a0 and declared crows prlnso J3J 3
1535, when 11 years old. according to
the Japanese reckoning. '
v Despite the brilliance of some of
their uniforms • this was ona occasion
on which the diplomatic corps absorbed
but little of the attention of the for
elgn guest, even* of Americana, who,
having none. of their own. axe suspect
«J of a. penchant for the gold lacs and
decorations ©f European courts. "With
an opportunity to gaze upon tho oldest
court of unbroken succession in tha
worNVand with such minor attractions
as Drama. Togo. Nogi. Oku. "Nodau.
Tamajau. Inouye. Mataukata. Kat
sura. Saionji. Fukushjma and a host
of other notables who have played such
.Important part In the development of
Japan, the nonofitcial had no eyes for
notables "from the west."
The American ladies were much la
terested In their own people— how
\u25a0 would these come out of the ordeal of
presentation to royalty, necessitating
a long sejrles of low curtsies? Th»
feminine portion of the American am
bassador's party consisted 'of Mrs.
Wright. Mrs. IL Percival Dodge. Mrs.
Post Wheeler (Ilallie Crminie Rives).
Mrs. Folkes. Mrs. Kennon, Miss "Wright
and Miss Van Vlcet. and even those of
their American sisters who envied them
the opportunity of presentation, which
in 'woman's eyes is one of the most de
sirable perquisites of diplomatic posi
tion, joined in the universal verdict
• that they did the fortunate ones* coun
try proud. ;
Those at the Party-
After the presentations were over an
elaborate collation was served in th«
.other end of the long pavilion and un
der tKe trees. And then, after aboat
three hours spent in the gardens. th«
long procession, with his Imperial
. majesty at its head, as before, wound
Its -way through n. the grounds to th»
exit., where myriads of rickshaws were
in .' readiness, and. on the outside, a
'multitude of tha emperor's subjects
were waiting to bow low to the ground
. as ' the : imperial . carriage with it 5 cav
alry, escort drove by./ .
In the American ambassadorial party
were Ambassador "and : Mrs. "Wright.
Miss irWrlghU": Mrs. Folkes. - sister of
\u25a0 General Wright: "Mrs. Kennon. .wife of
Major. Kennon, : 17- S. A.; Miss Van Vleet
<of -Xashvllle;* First H. Per
vclval - Dodge . and Mrs. Dodge. Second
Secretary^ Post jWheeler . and Mrs.
'Wheeler; Commander Dougherty, naval
'attache.' 'and Mrs. Dougherty:.- and
Lieutenant Colonel ' Irons, military
attache, and. Mrs. 'lrons..
. Among other representatives of tha
• navy society were Medical Inspector Da
Bose, Mrs." Dv Boce and : the Misses Da
, 805e. ,- Medical /Inspector Rogers <r»
.tired),"; Mrs. -Roger3 ? and Miss Rogers;
. Mrs. Bitler.. wife of ' Commander Bltler:
•Mrs. Wilson^ wife 'of Lieutenant Com
mander Wilson; Mrs, Price, wife of
Lieutenant Commander Price: Mm.
Rowan, wife of Lieutenant Commander
Rowan; Mrs. Gelm. wife! of Lieutenant
G«lm: Mrs. Tompkins. wife of Lieuten
ant Tornpklns; Dr. and Mrs. Plead well;
Mrs. Arms.' wife of Paymaster Arms,
and Miss \u25a0 Arms and Midshipman Hall.
In, the army contingent I noticed
Major and - Mrs. Pay son. Captain and
Mrs. Winans. Captain and Mrs. Enochs.
Captain Fassett an«T the Misses Fassett.
Captain and - Mrs. Roife. Lieutenant
Towsley. (retired); Mrs. Can by. wife of
Major.Canby;~ Mrs. -Winter, wife of
"Major Winter; Mrs.* Wise, wife of Cap
tain r Wlse; Mrs. Hall, wife of Captain
Hal 1. and the Misses Lewis.
..'. Consul General H. B- Miller. Mm.
Miller and the Misses Miller. Vice Con
sul General Babbitt and Mrs. Babbitt
and Mr. Longdorf represented the con
sular, service. •
Among other representative Ameri
cans honored with invitations were
General and Mrs. E. E. Champlln. Bos
ton; Colonel J. J.. Carter. Tltusvllla,
Pa.: Colonel and Mrs. W. S. Paine. New
York: the Rev/ Dr. Abbott. E. Kittredso
and ;Mrs. George A: Klttredge. Xsw
York: Right Rev. Bishop McKfm and
Mrs. McKim. Mrs. Earl Cranston, wlfa
of Bishop Cranston: H. A. Taylor, for
• mer assistant secretary' of .the treas
ury, and. Mrs. Taylor; Mr. and Mrs. W.,,
\H. . Dunwoody. r Minneapolis; Mr. i and,
Mrs. Lionel Sutro and Miss Sutro. New
York; Miss Wetmore.* daughter of Sen-^
a tor : Wetraore. Newport: MUs Graca
Habbard Bell. "Washington. D. C-: Mr.
and Mrs. E. Le Gn*nd ( Beers. Brooklyn:
Mr., and Mrs. Henry P. Gardner, Sir..
and Mrs. Edward L. Young and Miss
• Young. Dr. and ' Mrs. J. T. Swootham.
-Mrs. George H. P«&rsall. T. D. Sloana.
Miss Caroline Delano. Miss Cutler. Mhs
Florence Waterbury. \u25a0 Mlsa L. V. P.
\u25a0Moore. M. G. ScXiuer. Xew .York; Mr*
E. M. West, Xew: Windsor . on Hudson:
Mrs. K. StanSer Moore. Mrs. I* G. Shep-.
ard. Sirs. W.E. Clark. Miss Moore and
Miss Hoopes, Washington; Dr. W. O.
Chase. Boston; Mrs. Harrington and
Miss ; Moses. Hartford: . Miss Xy» of
Brooklyn; Mrs. E. E. Hay ward and Miss
Morrison, Sharon.; Pa^ ; Mr. and Mrs. F;
H. Dennis and Miss Vlcinus, Rochester;
the Misses Wiggin. Orange. X. J.; C O.
, Spencer.' Baltimore: Mrs.-"L. ,A. :Cullt»,
Boston;. Mr. and iirs. 1 George T. West.
Portland, Me.; Mrs. Pruyn Harrison and
Miss £ Henrietta, "Yates. Schenectady;
" Mrs." Laning and the Misses Lanin?,
Philadelphia; MrsJ Carrie V. Shaw- Rice.
Taeoma;,Mrs. J..W. Paxton. Miss Pax
ton and Mis* Logan." "Wheeling; Mr. %n<l
. Mrs.^ C. M.» Russ»n. ; Slassllon, O.; Mrs.
J.",-; Harvey. '. Miss 'True Halliday, ~Smw
•Orleans: "Mr. and' Mrs.* H. F- Lyman.
; Cleveland; Mrs. Pad E. Dickinson asd
Miss \u25a0 Dickinson. Chicago; Miss Cary.
Cincinnati; Mrs. George C Howe, Du
loth: I Miss C. Adelaide Brown. Mlsa
"Robinson, Mrs. *\ H. Ives. Mrs. L. B.
DotxdV Mrs. W. R. Daum. : Mrs. George C
SralthV JMtss Gaylord. Mr. and Mrs.
Stack, Chicago; Miss Dwtght. Pasadena.
CaL; Miss "TeCt, ,- Beaver ' Darn. "Wls.:
YAZ-: J. s*Jordan.iMr.:Schnaider5 * Jordan. i Mr. : Schnaider : and " th«
Misses Schnalder. Mrs.; Ross. Mrs. CO.
\Soynton.* Mrs.' Blattner and Mlas Biatt- ,
*ner." Mr. *nd ' Mrs. H. B. McDanlel, St.
Louis ; , Mrs. / J. D. Ray. Dul u th; Mrs.
Lura and Miss Culver, Minneapolis; Mr.,
; and Mrs. > Edward : Smith. Mr. and Mrs.
Stlckney; and Miss Hall, Cedar'Raplds;
Mrs. -Alice Noyes" Smith. Fartbault.
Minn. ; Mr. and Mrs.- "R. Q. Dtsck , awl
. Miss \u25a0 Dleck, Portland. Or- \u25a0

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