The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, November 03, 1921, Image 3

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ASIII.NT.TON WnhliliiBtoii H(m1ii11v
stands Hlj,'ular. This does not
mean that In the ordinary Inter-i-liatiKOH
of social amcnlt'los the
capital i-lty Is different from other
cities of the land, hut In the struc
tural aspect und In the method and
manner of thu doinirs of Its socletv
4 or rather mwIoiIiw w.,i.i,i., ,.(,... c".
tin-iuestlonahly a city ajiart.
The fact that this city Is the capital of a prrnt
country and that here the chief olllclals of that
country dwell, coupled with the farther fact of
the presence of ,, forge freK o(lk.Ial e,ement
uccounts for the sltiKulurlty of WiibhliiKtuii In Its
social life.
There are seven distinct social circles In the oltv
of Washington. Kach circle has Its distinct place
and each tnjoys Its own somewhat Isolated ac
tlvltles. And yet there are times when all the
circles become concentric and within the one dr
cumforence the menihers of all circles mingle.
Does this sound obscure? In truth it Is a very
simple matter. The seven social circles of Wash'
lngton are those of the administration, of congress,
of the diplomats, of tho army anil navy, of the
Judiciary, of the scientists and of the old resi
dents. Ho it Is that all through the so-called so
cial fieusou Washington witnesses nil kinds of
doings which are separate one from another and
which are attended only by those whe were horn
or have been inducted Into the particular circum
ference. Then comes perhaps some greater event
and all are bidden and all go.
Now why Is It that Washington Is as It Is social
ly? In the llrst place It is what It Is because In
this town, except for the residential set neither
birth nor money can count for anything. It Is the
otllce held or the attainments reached, as In the
case of the scientists, which determines the po
Hltlon of the man nnd bis fatally In Washington
society. This Is America and e offlce and not
the nmti must be accepted and honored. In Wash
lngton a man may be poorer than the turkey of
lob nnd may have been born in a garret, but If
he has made good and the people have honored
him by election to high olllce he freely can enter
H certain White House which the country counts
us better than any Newport or Southampton man
sion. It has been Intimated that Washington society
Is systematized. So It Is. It has to be. The
presence of so many foreigners of high ofllclal and
personal position has made precedence a prime
matter in the capital city. Foreigners are great
sticklers for what may be called the right of way.
The ambassador of longest service must precede
the ambassador of shorter service and his wlfo
must precede the other ambassador's wife or
there will be dire trouble.
This precedence has forced system Into Wash
ington's way of doing things socially. In Chicago
one man and one woman at a reception can wnlk
rJiead of another tnnn and another woman with
out mental discomfort to themselves nnd without
Injury to the feelings of the trailing couple. In
Washington things are different because American
office holders, or more strictly speaking, their
wives, have Imbibed the precedence draught from
the cups of tho foreigners. And so here the cab
inet officer must wnlk ahead of the senntor, the
senator ahead of the representative, and the rep
resentative ahead of Thomas Jones who holds no
All this may seem snobbish to the Inst degree,
but in a way the thing Ih most excellently dem
ocratic. The precedence given a man In WnshliiK
ton really Is n compliment to the people who
elected him to office or who elected the man who
nppolnted him to office. 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 Is the
first lady of the land? She has been a working
newspaper woman and an American housewife In
small city.
The administration circle proper comprises the
President nnd his wlfo nnd the cnblnct officers and
their wives und families. Then ten cabinet officers
rank In tho order in which tho departments which
they represent were formed. Tho list runs thus:
state, trensury, war, justice, postofflce, navy, in
terior, agriculture, commcrco nnd labor.
Tho social nctlvltlefi of the cabinet part of tho
tdmlnlstrntlon circle nro confined almost entirely
to smnll dinners given during tho wlnWr months,
i'liey begin with tho secretary of stnto and his
tvlfo ns hosts nnd contlnuo nt tho rate of ono each
week untn concluded nt the homo of tho secretary
of labor. Each affair Is given In honor of tho
President and his wife nnd n few additional guests'.
More often thun not these guests aro selected from
out of town.
These, with rnro exceptions, nro tho only func
tions that tho President uttends outside of tho
White House. His wife, on
the contrary, goes every
where. That Is, she goes to
her most intimate friends
for any occasion and to oth
ers with whom she Is not so
closely associated for spe
cial events. In truth the
social head of this nation is
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 White House, they ire
few in number compared
with the smaller affairs. The
wlfo of the President, know
ing all the various circles,
wants to do Ik r to each and In order to cultl-
vnte acquaintance In a familiar way gives a series
of muslcales, teas and small receptions, some
times In the afternoon and again in the evening.
Luncheon at the White House is usually an In
formal affair to which the President Invites guests,
frequently 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 White House. It Is only
occasionally that the White House luncheon be
comes what the society editor calls a function.
It would lie difficult to estimate the extent of the
entertaining which is done .In n year at the White
House through the small and Informal and semi
Informal affairs. The probabilities are that every
day when the President and his wife aro at homo
In Washington guests partake of the hospitality
of the historic house. This sort of entertainment
without doubt Is the most effective. It enables
both hosts and guests to become better acquainted.
It becomes possible for one to say "Tho President
and his wife know me." Instead' of "I know tho
President and his wife."
Great State Functions.
In snylng a word for the small and Intimate
affairs there Is no Intention to minimize the Im
portance of the great state functions which In their
way amalgamate for the time being the various
circles 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 be sure, there Is more or less
crowding when they are Indoor alTalrs, but It Is
amnzlng how well they are handled by the Presi
dent's army and navy. aids.
It has been the cuMom to hold four great recep
tions encli season. Tho first is In honor of the
diplomatic corps, the .second for the judiciary,
the third for congress nnd tho Inst for tho army
and navy. They take place soon after the Christ
ians holidays and are given two weeks npart. Each
administration chooses the day of the week on
which they shall bo given. Thursday for some
reason seems to have been tho favorite day.
May Is the month for White House gnrden par
ties. These iffalrs are also the special province
of the mistress of the mnnslon, for the Invitations
are sent out In her name. However, the President
always Is present and receives with his wife. It
Is perhaps needless to say that the parties are
lurgo ones, for there Is no reason to lenvo out
anyone who Is eligible. The White House grounds
are spacious and benutlful and no finer sotting
could ho found.
There nro ns a rule four garden pnrtles, ono
a weel: until tho series ends. In enso of rainy
weather the party must be given In the Whlto
House, much to tho disappointment of everybody.
Tho affair then becomes more like ono of tho
winter receptions. There Is, however, a marked
difference In tho receiving lino. Wherens only
ho President nnd his wlfo receive at the summor
partis, tho wives of tho vice president nnd cabinet
officers nro in tho line nt their left at tho winter
receptions. Everyone living In tho capital city
wants to bo Invited to n Whlto House garden par
ty, but It Is thu old residential group who from
time Immemorial havo considered tho garden fetes
at "tho President's house" ns their special festal
Entertaining the Diplomatics Corps.
An administration clrclo affair which has de
veloped Into ono of tho most Importnnt during the
Benson Is tho luncheon to tho diplomatic corps nt
which tho secretary of state Is host. At one tfme
tho secretary of stnto held tho luncheon In his
home, but tho expnnslon of tho foreign corps bus
mndo a prlvato houso Imposslblo as n banquet linll
and bo tho Pan-American Union building, of which
Washington Justly Is proud, Is used ouch New
Year's day for the entertainment following the
holiday reception at the White House.
The President nlso entertains the diplomats at
a dinner, but only the ambassadors and ministers
are Invited. The state dining room of the execu
tive mansion Is not spacious enough to Includo
the entire secretarial corps. Other state dinners
given by the President nnd his wife are in honor
of tho speaker of the house of representatives
and tho vice president and their wives. Still nn
outlier dinner includes the members of the su
preme bench nnd their wives.
Politics nnd Society Mixed.
If thero( Is one set of people In Washington
which has an unbreakable entertaining habit It Is
the diplomatic corps. This Is as It should be. for
diplomatic relations are maintained more or less
through social relations. Anything or nothing Is
an exciise for something to be given by diplomats.
It tuny be the coming of a new ambassador, min
ister, secretary or attache. Then ngaln It may be
the departuro of some one of their number. A
prospective wedding. within the diplomatic circle
Is sufficient reason for u score of social functions
before the event takes place. There Is also a
clrclo within the diplomatic circle. The South
and Central American countries are a group by
themselves, which forms the Pan-American Union.
One of the most beautiful buildings bv some
It Is considered the most beautiful has been
erected for the uses, lioth official and social, of the
Just ns the members of the diplomatic corps
bring something from all parts of the world, so
the members of house and senate bring something
from every state In the I'lilon.' In some ways
the latter are the most Important part of tiie
life here nnd one Is made aware of It in mnnv of
the soclnl affolrs given for them, especially by the
members of the diplomatic corps. Politics and
society are Inextricably mixed up nnd yet there Is
hiothod 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 nro In
the foreign relations committees nnd then to cnll
on the wives of both house und sennte members.
That opens up n series of calls for the senators
and representatives wives. One Is sure to see n
largo amount of entertaining nmong the diplomats
for members of congress nnd their wives.
Other Great Circles.
The nrmy nnd navy generally are classed as ono
circle, whereas they really are two distinct entl
ties. In Washington, however, they get together
more thnn In other cities. Tho circle here Is n
largo one, despite the fact that there aro many
departures. There aro always others to fill va
cancies. And so It Is that the circle keeps going
round with hops, balls, luncheons, dinners and
bridge. Tho members of tho sister branches of
the government servlco know how to have a good
time and to muke things move In the capital.
Most peoplo outside of Washington mny not
roallzo what a considerable part of tho population
Is mudo up of the (scientists' circle. There nro
men working In every kind of science In tho gov
ernment servlco. With their families they form
a good-slaed colony. Tho official domicile of tho
scientists Is tho Cosmos club, part of whlph was
Dolly Madison's old home. There Is no question
about tho Importance and Interest which this
particular set adds to the social life of tho national
Ono word about the old residential set which
loves to stylo Itself tho "envo dwellers." There
aro not so innny of them for, as ono frequently
hears, everybody In Washington comes from some
where else. Tho renl envo dweller was "born and
ralsed'y here. However, there are In tho residen
tial circle somo outsiders who have spent most
of their lives wltfilu tho shadow of thu capital,
Henry H. Curran Wins Nomination In
New York City, With Comrade
Pressing Close Second.
Two service men of the World wnr
Were ainone the four candidates who
sought their par
ty's nomination
for mayor of New
Vork r e e entl y.
One of them. Hen
ry II. Cumin, won
nut In the contest,
with an ex-serlce
comrade. !'. II,
In(iunrdlu a close
Mr. Cumin, nt
present president
of the horoimh of
Muiiliallan, taking In what is, common
ly known as New York city, left off a
thriving law practice to enter the
army lie entered the ilrt officers
training camp at Plattsburg In 15)17,
was commissioned a major and served
oerscns as commander of the Three
Hundred and Second engineers. Seventy-Seventh
tlMsimi. Following his
discharge in April. HMD, he organized
tho Three Handled ami Sertmid engin
eers post of the Atuerlciul Legion and
was prominent in the work of that or
ganization until lie actively entered
politics, when, as he was holding an
elective office and trying for another,
he was unable to hold any Legion of
fice because of the service organiza
tion's ruling.
F. II. l.ntliianlln, president of tho
New York board of aldermen, a major
In the air ervlce during the war, on
his defeat pledged his full support to
Mr. Cumin. John Purroy Mltdiel,
former mayor of New York, entered
the ulr service shortly after his de
feat for re-election In 1)117 and like
wise became a major In the nlr serv
ice. In which capacity he met his
Harry Maloney, American Legion Post
Commander, Leads Team to Vic
tory In Big Games.
The old "setting up" exercises of the
army, Imcntcd primarily, Miev alleged.
for the doubtful
n m u s e m e n t of
Bleepy bucks but
which h a p p 11 y
spread by War de
partment order to
Include the majors
and colonels, did
nothing to wreck
the constitution
or disposition of
Harry W. Ma
loney, once the
World war assls-
nut director of athletics at Lelaud
Stanford Cnlverslty, Palo Alta, Cal.
A veteran of the Hoer war, during
which be served with tho English,
Mnlpney kept In condition during the
dnys of the A. E. F. Leading off tho
training of varsity athletes nt Stan
ford, be became director of athletics
nt Camp Fremont, Cal. Later he went
to France ns supervisor of the athletic
entertainment of the Eighth Infantry,
nnd when tho big Inter-ullled games
were held In the Pershing stadium,
Paris, In the spring of 1010, he wns In
chnrge of the American team which
swept everything before it. Maloney
Is commander of Fremont post, tho
American Legion.
Holder of World's Record in Gun.
Pointing, W. S. Wilson Retires
From the Navy.
With sixteen years of service In tho
United Stntes navy and the world's
record In gun
pointing to his
credit, William S.
Wilson, West field,
Mass., has retired
from a life of
thrills and travel
to thnt of a front
porch citizen.
"Now I'll hnve
a chance to get
acquainted with
' mt') my family," WIl-
nun w i u i u i ii
American Legion headquarters when
his final honorable discbarge was In
his hands. He Is the father of four
children, Including twins.
Tho sailor made two trips around
the world before the World war. Dur
ing It he wns on tho first United
Stntes sub chaser to cross the Atlan
tic. Ho spent the winter of 1017-18
In the waters off the Azores, nnd Inter
was detailed as adjutant to nrgnnlze
a nnval unit nt Columbia university,
Now York. Ho established his gun
pointing record In 1003 by getting
ten hits In ten shots In seventeen sec
onds at battle range. On discharge
he was chief torpedo man In the fleet
naval reserve.
Equally Truo.
"Tho rapidly Increasing divorce
rate," remarked the wit, "Indicates
that America Is Indeed becoming tho
land of the free." "Yes," replied his
prosnlc friend, "hut tho continued mnr
rlngo rate suggests that It Is still tho
home of tho brave." Aniorlcan Legion
Ice Water Proved an Aid.
By distributing Ice water freo to nil
comers at the county fair In El lleno,
Krin.. tho local post of tho American
Legion attracted a largo crowd nnd
wns enabled to assist sorvlco men in
getting Victory Medals und in un
tangling their government compensa
tion claims.
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thankful for tho advice Dr. Picrco bo
willingly gave mo, and wish to my that
1 did Justus advised. I am now in tho
beat of health and enn truthfully say I
do believe Dr. Pierce's medicines saved
me a very serious operation. Tho doctors
said I would have to be operated or 1
would never regain mv health, but, I
decided to give Dr. Pierce's Favorite
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covery a trial, and they siirclv have dono
wonders for mo. My mother think
these medicines can't be equalled any
where and so do I. Dr. Pierce's
medicines havu to my knowledge, been
used for at least 15 or 111 years by
different members of our family, both
male nnd female, nnd we can't speak too
highly of them."-Mrs. Elsie L. Orrick.
Obtnin Dr. Pierce's Family Remedies
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