On Christmas Eve, 1908, Alice Warder, socially registered in Washington, was taken to wife by John Work Garrett, Baltimore scion. Last week, as she was cruising through the Adriatic with a bald-browed, black-bearded man with a limp, things happened in Washington which made her the spouse of the next U. S. Ambassador to Italy.

Welcome indeed would she be in Rome, where she could help any man do his diplomatic duty. Baltimore and Washington, Berlin and Buenos Aires, Paris and The Hague knew her well—a woman of striking appearance, rich, gracious, restless, energetic,...

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