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Oät)l^£il*' / tLne Pi'eV / >4: n *>** 0&° Y b fj. nr As * - S5-'** ASIIINU 1 <*N—Washington socially HtiiniU singular. Thin doe* not mean that In the ordinary Inter changes of Nodal amenities ttie capital city U different from other cities of the land, tmt jo the slruc tarai aspect anil In the method and manner of the doings of It« society or rather '«octetlea, Washington In U nquestionably « city upart. ihe tact that this city In the cnpllnl of n great country and that here the chief ottldals of that country dwell, collided with Ihe farther fact of the presence of a largo foreign official element account* for the «Ingulurity of Washington In Its social life. There are Heven distinct social circle« In the city of Washington. Knch circle has It« distinct plate and each enjoy* It« own somewhat Isolated ne 1 1 vit le*. And yet there are times when all the ctr.ios become concentric and within the one dr cuinference the members of all circles mingle. I toes lids sound obscure? In truth It Is n very «Imph mutter. The seven social circles of Wash ington are those of the administration, of congress, of the diplomats, of the army and navy, of the Judiciary, of the selentlsts und of the old red dents. So It In that all through the so-called so cial season Washington witnesses nil kinds of doings which lire sepurute one from another and which are attended only hy those whe were born or have been Inducted Into the particular circum ference. men eûmes perhaps some greuter event • ml Hil are hidden and all go. Now why Is It that Washington Is ns It Is social !yT In the first place it U what It Is because In this town, except for the residential set neither birth nor money can count for anything. It Is the office held or the attainments reached, as In the case of the scientists, which determines the po rtion of the man and his family In Washington society. This is America and the office and not the nun must he tvc-eptiMl and honored. In Wash ington a man may lm poorer than the turkey of Job mid may have been born In a garret, but If he ha« made good and the people have honored him hy election to high office he freely can enter a certain White House which the country counts as better than any Newport or Southampton man sion. It has been Intimated that Washington society Is systematised. So It Is. It has to be. The presence or so many foreigner* of high official and personal position has made precedence a prime limiter In the capital city. Foreigners are great nt elders for what may he culled the right of way. 1 he ambassador of longest service must precede the ambassador of shorter service and tils wife must precede the other ambassador's wife or there will he dire trouble. , , '£« ■;» pro çedyçe has forced system Into Wash ington « way or doing things socially. In Chicago one nniti and one woman at a reception can walk ahead*of another man and another woman with out mental discomfort to themselves hiu! without Injury to the feelings or the trnlllug couple. In Washington things arc different because American office holders, or more strictly s|>euklng, their wlv**. have Unbilled the precedence draught front the cups of the foreigners. And so here the calv Inet officer must walk ahead of the senator, the senator ahead of the representative, and the rep resentative ahead of Thomas Jones who holds no office. All this may seem snobbish to the last degree, but In s wuy the thing Is most excellently dem oerailc. The precedence given a man In Washing ton really Is a compliment to the people who elected him to office or who elected the man who appointed hlui to cffii-e. Here Is where the democ racy of Washington society comes In despite Its precedence and some seeming fol de-rols. Speaking of democracy In America, who 1* the first lady of the lundi She has been a working newspaper woman and an American housewife In ■ small city. 'tin* administration circle proper comprises Ihe President sud Ids wife and the cabinet officers and •heir wives and famille«. Then ten cabinet officers raid; In the order In which the departments which thc> irprt .-.!•• I were formed. The list runs thus: nate, treasury war. luxihe. |w>xtoffii-e, navy. In terior. agriculture, eomurcg and labor I be social activities of the cabinet part of the tduilnlstration circle are contlm-d almost entirely m small dinners given during the winter months, ibey begin with tic secretary ,.r state ami his wife us hosts ami continue at the rate of one each week until concluded at the home of the secretary of labor Kuril affair Is given lu honor of the President and his wife and h few additional guests. More often than not these guest* »re selected from •hi! *>f town. I lo se, with rare exceptions, are the only func aun» that the President attends outside of the -HHnzA r ossjej2mTDiMsn?j?oari- juyp os' zzipjfjsrzt ^ White llou.se. Ills wife, on the contrary, goes every where. That Is, she got lier most Intimate friends for any occasion und to oth ers with whom «ho Is not so closely associated for spe cial events. In truth the social head of this nation I« the* wife of the President and not the President him self. Although one hears much more about the large society affairs which take place at the Whitt 1 House, they »»re few In number compared with the «maller affairs. The w ife of the President, know ing nil the various circles, 10 ' ,, 1 » . ........ "• „„d to or(k . r CU |,|. vale acquaintance In a familiar way gives a series of musicales, teas and small receptions, some Unies In the afternoon and again In the evening. Luncheon at Ihe White ........ u lutunI , v im , n . . """"7° " »he President Invites guests, trupiently without much previous notice. The In vited are more often than not out-of-town friends who have come to Washington for a few days and have business at the While House. It is only occnslonaiiv that the White House luncheon be come* what the society editor calls a function. It would be difficult to estimate the extent of the entertaining which Is done In a year at the White House through the «mull and Informal and sornl Infornml affairs. The probabilities are that every dity when the President and his wife are at home In Washington guest* partake of the hospitality <>f the historic huu*e. This wort of entertuliiment without doubt Is the most effective. It enables both host* and guest* to become belter acquainted. It becomes possible for one to say "The President snd his wife know me." Instead of "I kuow the President and his wife." Great Stats Functions. In saying a word for ihe small and Intimate affair* there Is no Intention to minimise the Im portance of the great «late functions which In their way amalgamate for ting time being the various circle* which form Washington society. One Is able to determine to some extent what these huge assemblies accomplish from the fact that from two thousand to three thousand persons attend each of them. To he sure, there I» more or less crowding when they are Indoor affairs, but It is amazing how well they are handled hy the Presi dent's army and navy aids. It ha* been the custom to hold four great recep tions each season. The first Is In houor of the diplomatic corps, the second for the Judiciary, the third for congress hihI the last for the army and navy. They take place soon after the Christ ina.« holidays and nrc given two weeks apart. Kuch administration chooses the day of the week on which they shall be given. Thursday for some reason seems to have been the favorite day. May Is the month for White House garden par ties. These affulrs are also the special province of the mistress of the mansion, for the Invitation* nre sent out In har name. However, the President always Is pre*«At and receives with his wife. It Is perhaps needles* to say that the i>artles nre large ones, for there 1* no reason to leave out anyone who Is eligible. The White House grounds are spacious and beautiful snd uo finer setting could be fourni. There are as a rule four garden parties, one u week until the series ends. In case of rstsy weather the party must be given In the White House, much to the disappointment of everybody. The affair then becomes more like one of the winter receptions. There Is, however, a marked difference In the receiving line. Whereas only • he President and his wife receive at the summer partis, the wives of the vice president and cabinet officers are In the line at their left at the winter receptions. Everyone living In Ihe capital city wants to he Invited to a White House garden par ty. tiut It Is the old residential group who from time Immemorial bave considered the garden fete* at "the President's house" as flielr special festal privilege. Entertaining the Diplomatic Corps. An administration circle affair which ha* de relo|ied Into one of the most Important during the season Is tho luncheon to the diplomatic corps at which the secretary of state Is host. At one time the secretary of state held the luncheon lu his home, but the expansion of the foreign corps ha* made a private house Impossible as a banquet hall and so the Pan-American Union building, of which Washington Justly Is proud. Is used euch New ☆ <r SäiM An&ticAir L^ajrj3L^ziims-~ iy Year's day for the entertainment following the holiday reception at the White House. The President ulso entertains the diplomats at a dinner, hut only the ambassadors and ministers me Invited. The^state dining room of the execu tive mansion Is not spacious enough to Include the entire secretarial corps. Other state dinner? given by Ihe President and his wife are in honot ot the speaker of the house of representatives and the vice president and their wives. Still an outlier dinner Includes the members of the su preme bench and their wives. Politic* and Society Mixed. If there Is one set of people In Washington which has an uuhreaknble entertaining habit It Is Ihe diplomatic corps. This Is as It should he, for diplomatic relations are maintained more or less through social relations. Anything or nothing is un excuse for something to lie given by diplomats. It may be the coming of a new ambassador, min ister, secretary or attache. Then again It may be the departure of some one of their number. A prospective wedding within the diplomatic circle Is sufficient reason for a score of social functions before the event takes place. There Is also a circle within the diplomatic circle. The South and Central American countries nre a group by themselves, which forms the Pan-American Union One of the most beautiful buildings—hy some It Is considered the most beautiful—has been erected for the uses, both official and social, of the Union. Just ns the members of the diplomatic corps bring something from ull parts of the world so the members of house and senate bring something from every stute In the Union, In some ways ihe latter nre the most Important part of the life here and one Is made aware of It in many of the social affairs given for them, especially by the members of the diplomatic corps. Politics and society are Inextricably mixed up and vet there Is method throughout. One of the first things for the wife of a newcomer In the diplomatic circle Is to find out who the members of congress are In the foreign relations committees and then to call on the wives of both house and senate members That opens up a series of calls for the senators and representative* wives. One Is sure to see a large amount of entertaining among the diplomats for members of congress and their wives. Other Great Circle*. The army and navy generally are classed ns one circle, whereas they renlly are two distinct enti tles. In Washington, however, they get together more than in other cities. The circle here is n large one, despite the fact that there are many departures. There are always others to fill va fancies. And so It Is tlmt the circle keeps going round «Ith hops, balls, luncheons, dinners and bridge. The members of the sister branches of the government service know how to have a good time and to make things move In the capital Most people outside of Washington may not realise what a considerable part of the population I«. made UP of the scientists' circle. There are men working In every kind of science In the gov eminent service. With their families they form a good-sized colony. The official domicile of the scientists is the Cosmos club, part of which ««« Polly Madison's old home. There I« no question about the Importance and Interest which this particular set adds to the social life of the national capital. One word about the old residential set which loves to style Itself the "cave dwellers." There are not so many of them for. as one frequently hears, everybody In Washington comes from some where else. The real cave dweller was "born and raised" here. However, there are In the residen tial circle some outsiders who have, spent mo-: of their lives within the shadow of the capitol 9 m irifl e? u Never say "Aspirin" without saying "Bayer." WARNING! 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