A t Dorchester House, Park Lane, Mrs. White-law Reid, wife of the American Ambassador, has established a reputation as one of the most brilliant hostesses in the country. A woman of vast wealth, for she inherited several millions under the will of her father, Mr. Ogden Mills, the Californian banker - Mrs. Reid has made Dorchester House the home of magnificence. Some idea of the huge staff of servants maintained there may be gained by the remark of the little daughter of a neighbour of Mr. Reid's, who one morning called in there for lunch. The child, on being asked whether she had liked her visit, answered that what she enjoyed most was being waited upon by twelve footmen. It may be remembered that in 1908 Mrs. Reid's daughter married the Hon. John Ward, Equerry - in - Ordinary to the late King Edward and a brother of the Earl of Dudley. Mr. and Mrs. Reid also have a son, who lives in America. Mr. and Mrs. Whitelaw Reid own a stately mansion in Madison Square, New York; but perhaps their home, in the real sense of the word, is to be found in their beautiful country seat of Ophir, in Purchase, New York. Here Mr. Whitelaw Reid has a model farm, and Mrs. Reid an unrivalled flower garden.
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