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Description: Society [1 of 3] Page 5

Date: March 31 1908

Newspaper published in: Washington, D. C.

Washington Herald March 31, 1908 Society [1 of 3] Page 5

Distinguished Dinner Party at Italian Embassy.


Hostess at Young Peoples Dinner in Honor of Her House Guest, Miss Emily Sloane, a Debutante - Recital by Mrs. Martha Gielow for Benefit of Poor White Mountaineers.

The Italian Ambassador and the Baroness Mayor des Planches were hosts at dinner last night at the embassy, in New Hampshire avenue.
Their guests were the Russian Ambassador, Baron ROSEN; the Belgian Minister and the Baroness MONCHEUR, Assistant Secretary of State and Mrs. BACON, Miss WETMORE, Miss ELKINS, Miss Matilde TOWNSEND, Miss Evelyn WALSH, Mr. KROUPENKSY, of the Russian Embassy; Capt. GILMORE, U. S. A., Mr. Walter BERRY, and Signor MONTAGNA, Signor CENTARO, and Signor CORA, of the embassy staff.
Mrs. L. Z. LEITER was hostess at a young peoples dinner last night, complimentary to her house guest, Miss Emily E. SLOANE, daughter of Mr. Henry T. SLOANE, of New York, a debutante of this winter.
The Vice President and Mrs. FAIRBANKS were the guests complimentary to whom Senator and Mrs. BRIGGS entertained at dinner last night.
Mrs. FAIRBANKS was hostess at an informal at home yesterday afternoon, when she received a hundred or more Ohio school teachers from Toledo, who are here on a vacation excursion.
Mr. John BARRETT, chief of the Bureau of American Republics, was host at a box party last night at the National Theater, entertaining the Secretary of War and Mrs. TAFT, the Peruvian Minister, and Senora PARDO, and the Chilean Minister and Senora CRUZ.
Mrs. Nicholas FISH entertained last night at dinner at her home in N street.
Mrs. Norman WILLIAMS was hostess at a luncheon.
A large audience listened yesterday afternoon to Mrs. Martha GIELOW in her dramatic recital of stories and songs of the Southland at the home of Mrs. Augustus DOWNING, in Massachusetts avenue.
The entertainment was given in the two drawing-rooms, which were thrown into one. Mrs. DOWNING was gowned for the occasion in dark blue velvet, with embellishments of antique point lace.
Miss Vera DOWNING wore a modish empire gown of tan cloth. Miss Natalie LINCOLN took the tickets at the door. Among those present were Mrs. PILLSBURY, Mrs. Fitz SHEPARD, Mrs. FITCH, Miss Alexandrine FITCH, Miss McCEENY, Miss de COSTO, Mrs. H. H. DODGE, Mrs. SHEPARD, and her sister, Miss JARVIS; Mrs. DUNBAR, Miss RIGGS, Mrs. GOLDSBOROUGH, Miss WILKES, Mrs. FOX, Mrs. BECKWORTH, and Mrs. LINCOLN.
The recital was for the benefit of the poor whites of the mountain regions of the South.
Baron AMBROZY, counselor of the Austro-Hungarian Embassy, who has been traveling in the South with Prof. SARGENT, of Harvard University, returns to Washington, to-day.
Count von TOEROEK, of the Austro-Hungarian Embassy, has just returned from a trip to New York. Baron HAYMERLE, of the same embassy, will leave this week for a trip to California.
Mrs. Grant WATSON, wife of the third secretary of the British Embassy, will leave April 1, for a visit in Brooklyn with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William LOW.
Mr. and Mrs. Humphry WARD, of England, are expected to arrive in Washington early in April. They will probably be entertained by the British Ambassador and Mr. BRYCE.


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