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|The Admiral's Second Great Victory
j THE ADMIRAL'S SECOND GEEAT I VICTORY. Washington, Nov. 4. The sentimental sentiment-al sympathies of the people of the United States are doubtless at this moment concentrated upon Admiral Dewey and Mrs. Hazen-Dewey. All Americans will be happy to know how their great naval hero, made love and how- he and his bride will start housekeeping.. There is excellent reason to believe that it was not. until Sunday, Oct. 29, that "Mrs. Hazen- finally consented to become Mrs. Dewey. It is said that the great admiral found the conquest of the charming widow a more difficult task than the destruction of the Spanish fleet at Manila, but he proceeded with the aame courage and determination in one case as the other. On the evening of that eventful Sunday Sun-day he dined with Mrs. Washington McLean and her daughter, Mrs. Hazen. Only three other" guests were present. After dinner tha admiral and Mrs. Hazen sat in the cozy bay window that overlooks Farragut Square. It was in this window that, three weeks ago, Dewey acknowledged the deafening cheers of the people who had followed him from the reviewing stand. THE ADMIRAL'S SECOND GREAT VICTORY. For two hours on Sunday he sat in this bay window and pressed his suit. The result is now known to the world. After this the admiral seemed as happy hap-py as a school boy oh a vacation, and his sudden access of merriment rather j puzzled-those who were not in the' secret. The first person, outside of the McLean Mc-Lean family, to be informed of the engagement, en-gagement, was ex-Secretary Hilary A. Herbert. Two hours later the admiral was visited at his residence by a delegation dele-gation of Tennessee admirers who had called to invite him to visit Nashville on Nov. 20, to welcome the return of the Tennessee regiment which had helped maintain his victory in the Philippines. The delegation was headed head-ed by Representative J. Wesley Gaines. They pressed their invitation hard upon the admiral. During the plea of Representative Gained. Dewey strode nervously up and down the room, biting his. lips and stroking his mustache uneasilv. Then he said: "I am sorry, gentlemen, that I cannot can-not accept your invtation. But it 1s really Impossible for two reasons. . In the first place,. I shall be very busy with the Philippine commissionv .which is to meet almost daily from now on. In the second place, gentlemen, I have just become engaged to the most charming woman in the world, and I feel that I ought to remain here for some time. At least. I don't want to rush off, don't you know." ; ' .v . Almost in a whisper, the hero of Manil-. spoke the name of his - fiance to. the TeriMossee congressman. -." There were hurried but Yiearty , congratulations, congratula-tions, and then the Tenneeans -withdrew, proud beyond descri.ion that they were .to lie the first to. .jmnmitK' HI. 1, ,ii.i.i.P....i ...i , i. wt' .'J in. l..i,i,inui. to the country the admiral's good fortune. for-tune. MRS. HAZEN IS A CATHOLIC. Mrs. Dewey is a Catholic. She embraced that faith about three vears ago. Previous to that she had belonged to the Episcopalian church, which is the church of Admiral Dewey. Mrs. : Hazen, who is now Mrs. George Dewey, wife of the nation's best beloved citizen, is one of the most bril-lian bril-lian women, in. Washin?ton. She has ample means, a thorough knowledge of society and a keen interest in politics and public questions. Altogether, she is regarded as an ideal wife for the admiral. ad-miral. She is about 42 years old, but does not look it. Of medium height, inclined to stoutness," she possesses marked dignity, dig-nity, verging to hauteur, with little of the deunoeracy of manner than conduces con-duces to universal popularity. There is a touch of reserve in her bearing when, among et rangers. Her crowning beauty is her abundant auburn hair that the years have touched with gray, worn high from her forehead in the prevailing prevail-ing style. Mrs. Dewey's taste in dress is of the simplest, inclining to plain black material of the soft clinging quality that lends grace to the figure. Her Usual costume when out driving, I for she seldom walks, is a black cloth tailor-made suit lightened by a simple 'white lace ruche, a long sable fur cape in cold weather, that completely envelops envel-ops her and small black bonnet with Fhort brussels net veil fitting close over ti--e face. HANDSOME AS SHE IS TALENTED. In evening dress she ia seen at her best, .white silk heing her favorite material,' ma-terial,' with corsage bouquet of seme delicate hot-house blossom, usually the violet. When arrayed for an evening reception, recep-tion, Mrs., Hazen looks her prettiest, and her delicately rounded arms possess pos-sess the soft whiteness of an infant's. Though owning fine jewels, she seldom wears anything- but a string of pearls abou t her nek. Mrs. Hazen is a warm friend of the Duchess de Arcos, wife of the Spanish minister, whom Admiral Dewey admired admir-ed when she was Miss Virginia Lowry. Outside of the diplomatic corps, among whom she enjoys a large acquaintance. ac-quaintance. Mrs. Hazen counts among her warmest friends the members of St. John's P. E. Church, in which she long held a slitting, the wife of the rector, rec-tor, Mrs. .McKay Smith, is one for whom she holds a hig personal regard. re-gard. Mrs. McKim. wife of the rector of Epiphany Church, is another dear friend. The list is a long one, including includ-ing the representative names of the district. Among them are the Montgomery Mont-gomery Blains, including Mrs. RHchey, Mrs. Frank Blair, who lives on Lafayette Lafay-ette Square, and her daughter, Mrs. Janin, formerly the beautiful Violet Blair. The Blairs and Ritcheys belong to the old colonial aristocracy, few of whom are to be found in these days at the national capital. - The famous old mansion opposite the state, war and navy department on Pennsylvania avenue ave-nue has a history dating back to. the. days, of our first president. - Other friend? of distinguished family are the Misses McKean, descendants of the signer of the Declaration, whose home on Seventeenth street, just opposite the government ' buildings, is one of the oldest landmarks left. Mrs. Hazen is a very reserved matron, mat-ron, but is credited with great imbition. While blessed with a goodly share of this world's goods through inherKance from her father, the late Washington McLean of Ohio, she yet complains she has less money than is possessed by other members of the family, "I am the poor member. of the family," fam-ily," she often says. . GOSSIP OF THE CLUB. At the Metropolitan club, where the admiral can be found "after hours," the latest, pun. which is always told if possible in his presence, is 'the grave comment: "Isn't it strange, the 3mira I should get another hazin' at his age?" Mrs, Dewey is the sister of John R. McLean, the defeated Democratic candidate can-didate for governor of Ohio. Her late husband was General William B. Hazen, of .the signal service. One sister sis-ter is Mrs. Ludlow, wife of General Ludlow, the present governor of Havana. Ha-vana. Her mother is Mrs. Washington McLean, who lent Dewey her house after his return from Manila. The admiral has for more than ten years been an intimate friend of the McLean family, and although his attentions at-tentions to Mrs. Hazen have been marked, he aveis not until quite Vecently looked upon as a suitor for her hand. Those closely in touch with the admiral a.sert that he affair of the heart ra of comparatively recent date, not at any rate, antedating the admiral's'de-parture admiral's'de-parture two years ago to take command of the Asiatic station. THEIR EPISTLES OF LOVE. During his earlier stay on the Asiatic station occasional letters passed between be-tween the admiral and Mrs.' Hazen. Their frequency increased with time and when; Dewey received his famous order to find and destroy the Spanish fleet his correspondence with Mrs Hazen Ha-zen had increased to two letters a week Immediately following the battl of Manila Mrs. Hazen sent an enthusiastic enthusias-tic cablegram, and it is now recalled with interest that her brother's newspaper, news-paper, the Cincinnati Enqu'rer was among the first in the country to demand de-mand that he be immediately advanced to the grade held by only two others Parragut and Porter. After this event cablegrams were exchanged ex-changed frequently, and it is asserted that at every port touched by the Olym-pia Olym-pia on her homeward trip there awaited a, letter for her commander addressed In a feminine, hand and bearing the Washington postmark. - When the admiral ad-miral arrived in Washington he was welcomed at. the McLean mansion, which he occupied as his home for a week Mrs McLean and Mrs. Hazen tnen Immediately withdrew and repaired re-paired to the McLean country home Ihe first note received by Admirai Dewey the next morning was from Mrs Hazen. . , .- ; : Mrs. Hazen has been widowed twelve years, Her first marriage occurred when she was 19.' Her husband was then a captain in the line of the army. Soon after his marriage he was transferred to the signal corps, and finally was promoted pro-moted to its chieftaincy, with the rank of brigadier general. Two children were born to themjohn McLean Hazen. named for her brother, late Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio, an Mildred. Mildred died while a baby. , John grew up to be a manly, robust j fellow, fond of athletics and general I outdoor exercises. About eighteen j months ago he was thrown from a horse and instantly killed on Staten Island, near New York. He was then 11 years old. THE ADMIRAL WAS ATTENTIVE. The shock almost killed his mother. I Since the tragedy she has been much in ! retirement. Previous to it she was an acknowledged leader in the most ex- i elusive society of the capital. Prior even to this tragedy Admiral, then j Commodore, Dewey was conspicuously j attentive to Mrs. Hazen. So were a half score or mere of the most eligible beaux of Washington. Notable among them were Major General John M. Schofield and Major General Wesley Merritt, both of wnnm have since married; mar-ried; Secretary of the Navy Hilary A. Herbert and Adjutant General H. C. Corbin. Her engagement has been reported re-ported to them from time to time, and to several other men of national prominence, prom-inence, but as a matter of fact she constantly expressed her determination never to emerge from her widowhood. The hero of Manila was the only man who could make her change her mind. The engagement was a great surprise to the admiral's friends in Washington, including the members of the Metropolitan Metropol-itan club, who thought they knew him very well. Admiral and Mrs. Dewey will have an ample income and live among agreeable agree-able friends, who know and like them. The admiral's pay, with allowances, amounts to $17,000 a year. His wife has a handsome income of her own, and in addition will inherit $800,000 some day from her mother. ADMIRAL DEWEY'S WEALTH. Private fortune $ 60.0.0 Residence on Rhode Island avenue. presented by countrymen. 50.00) Pair of carriage horses bv Dr. H. Seward Webb. Npw York 2.000 Landau, presented by New York j firm 2.00') Silver service presented by various i friends , 4.0") Total .... JllS.fOO HIS INCOME. Annual salary I 13.C7) Annual income from private fortune for-tune 3,000 Commutation for servant hire. ke?p of horses, etc.. 4.000 Total ; jn.ov) Combined property of both $3i"s,0' Combined income of both 37.0?0 j MRS. HAZEN-S WEALTH. j House on Sixteenth and H streets. .Sino.fOO I House at No. 1705 K. street. N. W.. 50.000 Stocks and bonds1 Washington Gas ' & Electric Light Co 100.GJ9 Stocks and bonds Washington Street Railway Co 1010?) Total wealth I35C.C33 HER INCOME. Rent of H street house $ fi.n")) Rent of K street house Xt'M Interest on stocks and1 bonds 8.C Total S 17. 0CO FALL DRESSES. A flourishing bank account and un-I un-I tiring perseverance are necessary to the woman who would keep pace with the fashions of these days. Paris is constantly supplying us with novelties. They crowd upon one another, an-other, so fast do they ccme. And just about, as soon as we have adopted a French mode, have Americanized Ameri-canized it and begun to be fond of it to call it our own a rumor from across the water tells us that it is no longer the very latest frill of fashion. At present we have the skirt problem with us. To discard or not to discard the eel-tight eel-tight skirt is the all-important question of the moment. Parisian couturieres-are couturieres-are declaring that the sheath-like skirt must go. They are favoring the box-plaited, box-plaited, tucked, and even the full-gathered skirt, but so far the American women are not greeting the new skirts with the joyousnes-s expected of them. Instead they are showing a tendency to cling to the skirt which so plainly reveals re-veals the graceful curves of the figure. And the gowns which the shops are selling show both extremes in skirts. Elaboration is tho keynote of all the autumn costumes. Yet so artistic are the gowns that not one produces the effect cf being overtrimmed. A costume worth studying is shown in the photograph at the upper left-hand corner of this page. It is a silvery gray crepe de chine dress, deftly corded and made over a foundation of pale blue taffeta. The trained skirt, which has decided clinging characteristics.' is trimmed around the bottom with a deep band of lacey net. This net, which looks like a silken soider web, is appliqued ap-pliqued with crepe de chine pieces, forming chestnut leaves. The veins cf the leaves are traced with tiny gold spangles, and the net ia also scattered with downy balls of chinchilla to represent rep-resent chestnut burrs. The same exquisite applique wock trims the close-fitting bodice, and wherever the lacey net is used the tint of the silk foundation is visible. Shirred gray chiffon acts as a soft outline to the yoke and defines the flounce on the skirt. The waistband-is merely a narrow nar-row fold of silver gray velvet. Very narrow waistbands are the fashion just at present, and many ! of the latest skirts, made to be worn over the bodice, are finished at the . waist line with merely an inch-wide band cf silk or velvet, either stitcher or corded. A distinctly new Idea for a street dress is shown in the photograph in the lower right-hand corner of this page. The gown is of camel's hair cheviot in shades of mauve and pale violet, and is made with the very newest plaited skirt. The entire skirt is laid in plaits, with the exception of the front breadth. But the plaits are firmly Pitched down from the waist line to -well over the hips, so that here the clinging effect is still maintained. Below this they open, giving the rest of the skirt conspicuous ; width. The bodice is a much-trimmed slight blouse. It has a yoke of striD of creaim color cloth, caught down with tiny gilt buttons and epaulettes and revers of deep violet silk, and the re-vers re-vers finished with silk fringe.' The hat worn with' thi3 gown is one of the latest draped turbans of corded taffeta and silk Velvet in changing, shades of violet. 1 In striking contrast to the plaited skirt is the e.Tinging, sheath-like prin- cess gown shown at the lower Uft-hni -i j corner of the page. It is made t.. ?' I the figure as if woven to it. Th. n i -' terial is black embroidery, mount. 1 .. . ! tine black net. and the dres is n.i :.-i :.-i over a black silk foundation. Th-1 -w -part of the gown is a fluffy muss black accordian nlaited flounces, i-i'v-- with shirrings of black chiffon. Th-charm Th-charm of the gown is its simplicity aii J long, graceful lines. No matter whether the plaited ;u; i gathered skirts become all the vosu-this vosu-this winter or not, the princess gown for certain occasions is certain to hoi.i its own. Princess lace robes will b? much worn, and many of them will be made ..f tinted lace. The lace is frequently dyt.L until it is just a shade or two lightvr v than the silk foundation. Lace dresses studded with mock jewels jew-els are one of the specially extravagant fashions of the day. The lace is cnars and is generally in some Moral design and the petals outlined with bits 'A jewels.