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ATRIOTIC AMERICANS who have pene- commiseration in the warmth of the hos

trated to the out-of-the-way corners pitality which we extend to the foreign

of the earth have sometimes grum- guests within the gates of our national bled a little at the seemingly parsimoni- capitol. If any sceptic would doubt it, ous policy of our government which com- surely his cynicism must be silenced by pels tourists from the great republic to the unfeigned regret with which the exseek out their nation's representative in iles, be they from sunny or frigid climes, the corner of a tea-house or the upper have said au revoir to the official, diplostory of a dingy building on a narrow matic, and social circles of our city of street. No one, however, finds aught for magnificent distances.

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are no people on eart know better thoroughly enjoyed than almost any dihow to take advantage of them or to en- version imaginable. Nor is it strange. joy them when once within their grasp. They are unique and picturesque, — cos

The splendor of the establishments mopolitan gatherings in an alien atmoswhich they maintain, and which usually phere; nooks from far-off lands suddenly constitute at once social and official homes, transplanted, as it were, to America's

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girls have claimed they experienced when allowed to prowl at will through the apartment of some bachelor who has been fortunate enough to fill his “den” with mementos of interesting people and places.

Only two of the nations with whom we are neighborly — Great Britain and Germany — maintain their own houses in Washington. The remainder of the distinguished gentlemen who are accredited to “Uncle Sam” are simply renters during their residence here, although in most cases their respective governments allow them considerable latitude in the choice of domiciles and they consequently manage to be very cosy and comfortable.

The British embassy, which occupies a large red-brick mansion at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and N Street, has

social life in diplomatic circles, and Lady Pauncefote and her four beautiful daughters have been famous during all the years of their residence in this country for the graciousness of their hospitality. Sir Julian -- who by the way receives a salary of more than $30,000 a year — is intensely British in dress, manners, and speech, and guests at his home

are charmed by those niceties of service which have so delighted American visitors to England. In the immense library, with its huge office desk in the centre which is so prominent a feature of the embassy, evidence is to be found of the ambassador's only hobby — his fondness for books. In his collection are many rare works picked up all over the world, and there is no one better qualified to discuss literary topics on a broad basis than

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