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TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 190G.
WEDDING AT WHITE HOUSE
Daughter of President United in Marriage
to Congressman from Ohio.
SCENE IS BEAUTIFUL ANO IMPRESSIVE
Twelfth Weddlair at Home af rreal
dent Surpasses All, Other la
Brilliancy laterest em
Vmrt of People.
(Continued from First Page.)
properly for the ceremony. Th officer
Colonel C. S. Bromwtll, XT. B. A., the
president's military aide; Lieutenant Com
mander A. L. Key, f. 8. N., th presidents
naval aide; Major Charles !. McCawley.
IT, 8. M. C; Captain A. E. Harding, L.
8. M. C.i Captain Guy V. Henry, L'. 8. A.;
j Captain Dun T. Moore. V. 8. A.; Captain
( KltihiiKh lye, Jr., U. -8. A.; Lieutenant I .
B. Orant, third. IT. S. A.: Lieutenant P.
1i. Sheridan. V. 8. A.; Lieutenant Chaun
cey Bhackford. I". 8. N.i Ensign Adolphus
Andrews. 1 8. N.; Captain Bpencer Cosby,
V. 8. A.: Captain A. W. Butt, U. 8. A. i
Lieutenant J. Poole, U. 8. A.
Shortly before 12 o'clock, the hour set
for the ceremony, Mr. AVayne MacVeagh,
one of the guests In the East room, fainted.
The distressing Incident Induced no email
commotion among the other guesta. Mra.
MacVcagh wna carried by Ensign Adol
pheua Andrews, t. 8. N.f from the East
room to the Blue room, where she was
placed on a. couch. She revived almoet
: Immediately and was able to witness the
Mra. Roosevelt's Entrance.
. At 4 minutes after 12 o'clock Mrs.
Roosevelt, on the arm of her eldest son,
. Theodore, Jr., deacended the main stair
case and entered the East room by the
. -west doors. She was preceded by Major
Charles McCawley and other military aides
and was escorted to a point at the left of
the platform, where the wedding- ceremony
was to take place. The mother and sisters
- of the bridegroom and other designated
members nf his family already had as
sumed their places at the right of the
' platform. That a way might be kept
clear for the approach to the extemporized
altar of the wedding party twisted White
aatln ropes were stretched from each side
of the main entrance to the East room to
points on the east wall of the apartment
on the north and south sides f the floral
Mrs. Roosevelt was followed by her son,
Rermlt, and her daughter, Ethel, and her
sons, Archie and Quentln, in couples.
The children stood with their mother on
the north aide of the altar plntform.
As she entered the East room Mrs. Roose
velt graciously acknowledged the greetings
of friends. She wore a superb gown of
crenm colored brocade, heavy and richly
designed, on which were figures of blue
and brown Interlaced with threads of gold.
The dress was cut In princess style, with
a long train of the same brocaded ma
terial. It was trimmed In brown chiffon,
embroidered In blue and gold. The yoke
of the bodice was formed of embroidered
chiffon, as were the trimmingi of the el
bow sleeves. The skirt, exquisitely de
signed, was panelled In blue and gold em
broidery. Bhe wore long white undressed
kid gloves and ornaments of diamonds.
Appearance of Wedding- Party
Following her almost Immediately camo
the bridegroom. Hon. Nicholas Longworth,
accompanied by his best man, Mr. Thomas
Nelson Perkins of Boston, one of tho
. members or the corporation of Harvard
eollcre and a tlnssxare ut college of Mr.
1 Ior.gwortli. They deprended the main
( atnircase and entered the E-.ist room under
the escort r.f t!:e military aides. The
groom and h!s best man took their places
at the foot of the empowered platform
to await the coming of the bride. Al
ready Bishop Batterlre hnd tikn his place
on the platform attired In tho rurple and
Ivory robes of his clerical office.
' Scarcely had the bridegroom entered the
East room, when the doors of the state
dining room at the west entrance of the
maln corridor were flung open and the
"bridal procession started for the extem
porised altar. The president and Miss
Roosevelt had descended from the upper
apartments of the White House by the ele
'vator. They had passed Into the private
dining room and thence into tho state din
ing room. There they were Joined by the
tmUAva i" i . I A CI
a. diiu w oi nosion, rTecl
rerlck Wlnthrop of New Tork, Francis R.
, Bangs of Boston, Guy Norman of Boston.
' T A AC . 1 1 1 n a m ,
1( -- n . . v ,,i.iiiuti( uftrB Ad
. derson of Washington, D. C. Vlcomte
Charles de Chambrun of the French em-
baaay and Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. Mr.
..' Roosevelt and Mr. Shaw led the bridal pro-
, cession. Following the ushers came Presl-
dent Roosevelt and the bride of Mr. Long-
worth, her hand resting lightly within the
. right arm of her father. As the procession
; moved through the main corridor and Into
'. the East room tha Marine band orchestra
' rendered effectively the grand march from
Wedding; Gown Is ExqaUlte.
Miss Roosevelt never appeared to better
. advantage. Perfectly self-possessed and
,' thoroughly appreciative of the aituatlon,
' she graciously recognized and bowed to
; personal friends who lined the way to the
altar. Her wedding gown waa an exquisite
.'creation. It waa of heavy white brocaded
. satin, point lace, chiffon, filmy tulle and
jallver brocade. The material from which
. the gown waa created waa manufactured
xprcssly for Miss Roosevelt. The design,
Intricate and delicate In Its details, wus
destroyed as soon us the necessary amount
f the material for the dress was com
: pleted. The gown had a particularly long
court train of elegant silver brocade. The
bodice was made high without a collar and
was trimmed with beautiful old point lace,
the sleeves being finished at the elbow
-. with the same filmy material. Long white
gloves barely met the sleeves. A volumi
nous tulle veil practically completely en
veloped the graceful figure of the charming
bride. In her hair it was caught and held
. In place by clusters of orange blossoms.
Her dainty slippers. In perfect harmony
' with her gown, were fastened with silver
brocade and tulle bows caught with orange
flowers Instead of buckles. The bride wore
iiq Jewels except the magnificent diamond
necklace, which was the gift of the groom.
Bhe carried a lovely shower bouquet of
tha rarest and daintiest white orchids
which the groom was able to procure. The
fragile blossoms were arranged In a cas
cade effect, fulling over her right arm
nearly to the foot of her gown. The bou
quet waa tied with chiffon satin ribbon In
At the Altar.
As the ushers reached the platform they
separated and the president und the bride
passed through the two lines. Mr. Long
worth stepped forward and received Miss
Roosevelt from the arm of tha president
and together the bride and the bridegroom
ascended th two steps of the platform.
MIm Ethel ' Roosevelt relieved tha bride
of her bouquet and held It throughout the
As Miss Roosevelt and Mr. Longworth
faced Bishop Sattcrlee a hush fell over
the assemblage. Every one of the 1,000
present wished to catch every syllable of
' the ceremony which waa to follow. In dis
tinct, resonant voice the bishop began th
beautiful marriage service of the Episcopal
church. Tha responses of both (be bride
and th bridegroom were audible distinctly
throughout the great apartment. ' Particu
larly clear wire luuse of th biljo, whose
voice was as natural and distinct as in
ordinary conversation. While her face was
a shade paler than usual, her self-possession
waa perfect and she went through the
ceremony without a symptom of nervousness.
When the venerable Bishop Satterlee
asked the question prescribed in the ritual,
"Who glveth this woman to be married
to this man,?" President Roosevelt
ascended the platform and bowed to the
distinguished prelate. Taking then his
daughter's hand he placed It in that of the
bridegroom. Having performed this func
tion, the president resumed his place at
the right of Mrs. Roosevelt. The best
man, Mr. Perkins, then produced from a
pocket of his waistcoat the gold circlet
with which the couple were wedded and
handed It to Mr. Longworth. When he had
placed It on the fourth finger of his bride's
left hand, the Wshop pronounced that
they were "man and wife."
Reception Follows Ceremony.
At the conclusion of the service, which
occupied less than ten minutes, Mr. and
Mrs. Longworth held an Informal reception
of the guests attendant on the ceremony.
President Roosevelt was the first to greet
and to offer his best wishes to the bride
and groom. He was followed by Mrs.
Roosevelt and then by the bride's brothers
and sister in the order of their ages. Mrs.
Longworth and the sisters of the bride
groom then extended their congratulation.
They were followed by the distinguished
peiwnHges present, the Austrian ambassa
dor and Madam Hengelmuller leading the
diplomatic, contingent as tha acting dean
of the corps.
Immediately after extending their greet
ings to the bride and bridegroom the
president and Mrs. Roosevelt passed
through the main corridor Into tho blue
room. There they received the guests at
the wedding after they had offered their
congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Long,
Passing from the blue room the guests
entered through the red room and main
corridor to the state dining room, where au
elaborate buffet wedding breakfast was
served. No attempt was made to scat any
' of the guests, but attentive waiters saw
to It that no guest was left unattended.
The reception and the serving of tha
breakfast continued until shortly after 2
o'clock. By that time the greater number
of the guests had left the White House
and the bride had retired to tha upper
apurtment to prepare for her going away.
A photograph of the bride in her wed
ding gown was taken before her departure
from the White House.
Heaeynseoa Trip Begins.
Shortly after 4 o'clock Mr. and Mrs.
Longworth left the White House by the
south entrance, thereby avoiding a large
and curious throng which had assembled
In front of the mansion. Alone they en
tered a large automobile and were driven
rapidly away. They went, it Is under
stood, but not disclosed authoritatively, to
the country home of John R. McLean,
"Friendship," a few miles from the heart
of Washington on the Tenallytowo road.
As the bridal couple entered the automobile
they were showered with dainty slippers
of rice thrown by the brothers and sister
of the bride aud by the younger members
Open to the public July 1, 1906. To be built and equipped at a cost of over $300,000. The Park will con
tain an area of thirty acres, comprising Massive Buildings, Pavillions and Courts, equipped with all the latest known
means of amusement Beautifully illuminated with over 50,000 incandescent lights. A tower, 150 feet high, on
which a huge searchlight will be mounted, casting its rays to Omaha, South Omaha and Council Bluffs. Twenty
five minutes ride from Omaha postoffice on Omaha, Lincoln and Beatrice Interurban Railroad.
of the Roosevelt family connections who
Mrs. Longworth was attended to the big
touring car by Major Charles MoCawley,
a long-time friend and one of the social
aides of President Roosevelt. Mr. Per
kins, the bridegroom's best man, accom
panied Mr. Longworth to the car. Stand
ing on the south portico of the White
House, the president and Mrs. Roosevelt,
Admiral and Mrs. Cowles and other mem
bers of the family bade the bridal couple
Godspeed and waved handkerchiefs to them
until they were out of sight. Just as the
automobile drew away from the White
House an old shoe thrown by one of
the ushers at the wedding alighted on
the top of the machine and It remained
there as long as the car waa In sight.
It soon became noised about that the bride
and bridegroom had left the executive man
sion, but not until that fact became known
definitely did the throng about the White
House grounds disperse.
. Gaests at tha Weddlnc
Approximately 1,000 guests were invited
to the wedding, but no list of the guests
was furnished for publication, the presi
dent and Mrs. Roosevelt departing on this
occasion from their usual custom. Those
Invited Included certain official classes,
aside from the relatives of the president
and Longworth families. It was announced
officially that the list of guests Included
the members of the cabinet and their wives,
former members of the cabinet who are
now In the United States senate and their
wives, the heads of foreign embassies and
missions and their wives, th Justices of
the supreme court and their wives, the
official members of the Taft Philippine
party, the Ohio delegation in congress, the
New York delegation In congress. Immediate
members of both families and the personal
friends of Miss Roosevelt and Mr. Long
worth. The list of guests Invited, nearly
not quite all of whom were present. In
cluded the following:
The bride's grandfather and grandmother,
Mr. and Mra. George Lee; Mra. Reginald
Gray, a alater of Miss Roosevelt's mother;
Mrs. Mumford; Mr. and Mrs. 8. H. Fessen
den and children, Mrs. Fessenden being an
aunt of Miss Roosevelt; Robert, Philip ami
Endlcott Saltonstall, Francis Lee, Miss
Harriet Leea Mr. and Mrs. John I.ee,
Francis and George Pea. body, John Law-
ence. Miss Alice Sargent, Miss Cornelia
Walcott and Miss Mary Vaughn, all living
In Boston or vicinity.
Relatlvee f President.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglass-Robinson, the
latter a sister of the president; Miss
Corinne Douglass-Robinson, Monro and
Stewart Douglass-Robinson and Mr. and
Mrs. Theodore Douglass-Robinson, the for
mer a nephew of the president who married
Miss Helen Roosevelt-Roosevelt, daughter
of Mr. James Roosevelt-Roosevelt, a dis
tant cousin of th president; Mr. and Mrs.
Franklin Delanor Roosevelt, th latter a
daughter of the late Elliott Roosevelt, who
was the president's only brother; Mr. and
Mrs. Frederick Roosevelt, Mr. and Mrs. a
Montgomery Roosevelt, Mr. and Mrs. John
Ellis Roosevelt; Robert B. Roosevelt, unci
of the president; Mr. and Mrs. Robert B.
Roosevelt, Jr.; Mrs. A. V. 1L KJmberly,
OMAHA'S NEW PLEASURE RESORT
who was Miss Margaret Roosevelt; Mr.
and Mrs. John A. Roosevelt, Mrs. James A.
Roosevelt, Mr. and Mrs. W. Emlem
Roosevelt, Mrs. J. West Roosevelt, Mrs.
Hllborn L. Roosevelt, Miss Dorothy Q.
Roosevelt,- daughter of the late Hllborne
L. Roosevelt; the Misses Pansy, Gladys
and Jean Roosevelt, daughters of Mr. and
Mra. John E. Roosevelt; Miss Helen C.
Roosevelt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
A. Roosevelt; Miss Lorraine Roosevelt,
daughter of the late Dr. J. West Roose
velt, who Is a debutante of this winter;
the Misses Christine, Kean and Margaret
Roosevelt, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. W.
Emlen Roosevelt, and Mr. and Mrs. E.
Reeve Merrltt, the latter formerly a Miss
Leila Roosevelt, nearly all of New Tork.
Friends from New York were Mrs. Astor,
Colonel and Mrs. John Jacob Astor. Mr.
and Mrs. M. Orme Wilson, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Goelet. Mr. and Mrs. R. Fulton
Cutting, Miss Elisabeth Cutting, Mrs. Val
entine Hall. Mr. and Mrs. E. Livingston
Ludlow. Mr. and Mra. Lawrenc Water
bury, Mr. and Mrs. W. Forbes Morgan, Jr.;
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Delano, the Misses
Delano, Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Hall,
Mr and Mrs. Bayard Cutting, Mrs. TUden
R. Salmea, Mr. and Mrs. R. Munro-Fergu-son,
Mrs. H. Coleman Drayton, Mr, snd
Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbllt. Mr. and Mrs.
R. M. Ferguson, Mr. and Mm. Kenneth
Robinson, Mrs. Morgan Dlx, Miss Dlx,
Mr and Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney and
Mine Dorothy Whitney.
Frleads of Bridrsroom.
The relatives and personal friends of Mr.
Longworth from Cincinnati present In
cluded his mother. Mrs. Nicholas Long
worth, his slaters, the Countess De Cham
biun and Mrs. Wallingford. Miss Anne
Walker, Dr. and Mrs. Edward Walker,
dough Anderson. Benjamin Foraker. Mr.
and Mrs. Richard Ernst, Mr. and Mra.
Charles P. Taft. Colonel and Mrs. Mar
breit, William Stewart, Mr and Mra.
Joseph 8. Neave, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Harrison. Miss Anna Harrison, Mr. and
Mrs. William Collins-Herron. Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Sheldon, Harr Roelker. Mlsa Roel
ker, Mr. and Mra. Lucian Wulsln, Mr. and
Mrs. George 11. Ingalls, Frank O. Sulre.
Mrs. Suir. Mr. and Mrs. Julius Flelsch
mann and Jacob Schmldlapp, Mr. and Mrs.
William F. Webb. Colonel and Mrs. Brent
Arnold, Brent Arnold, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs.
Davis C. Anderson, Miss Rebecca Ander
son and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stem and
the following from this city: Mrs. Nicho
las Anderson, Mrs. Lars Anderson. Dr.
Joseph T. Anderson, the Misses Anderson.
The official list Included tho vise prest
dent and Mrs. Fairbanks, the secretary of
state and Mrs. Root, the secretary of tha
treasury and Mra Shaw, the secretary of
war and Mrs. Taft, Attorney General
Moody, the postmaster general and Mrs.
Cortelyou. the secretary of tha navy and
Mrs. Bonaparte, Secretary of Agriculture
Wilson, the secretary of commerce and
labor and Mrs. Metcalf, the secretary to
the prealdent and Mrs. Loeb, tha conaul
general to London and Mra Wynne, the
Austrian ambassador and Mme. Hengel
mueller, the French ambassador and
Mme. Jussersnd, the German ambassador
and Baroness Von Sternburg, the British
OP DREAM CITY.
ambaaaador and Lady Durand, the Brazil
ian ambassador and Mme. Nabuco, the
Russian ambassador and Baroness Rosen,
the Mexican ambassador and Mme. Casus,
the Swedish minister, the Danish minister,
the Haytlan minister and Mme. Leger,
the Costa Rlcan minister and Mme. Calvo,
the Nlcaraguan minister, the Belgian min
ister and - Mme. Moncheur, the Siamese
minister, the Chilean minister and Mme.
Walker-Martinez, the Portuguoaa minister,
the Cuban minister and Mme. Queaada, the
Chlneae minister, the Netherlands minis
ter, the Bolivian minister and Mme. Cal
deron. the Panama minister and Mme.
Obeldia, the Guatemalian minister, the Per
sian minister, the Swiss minister, the Ar
gentina minister and Mme. I'ortels, the
Colombian minister and Mme. Mendoza, the
Peruvian minister and Mme. De Pardo, the
Turkish minister, the Dominican minister,
the Norwegian minister and Mme. Hauge.
Jadlelal aad Coaa-reaalonnl.
Chief Justice Fuller, Justice and Mrs.
Harlan, Justice and Mrs. Brewer, Justice
and Mrs. Brown, Justice and Mrs. White,
Justice and Mrs. Peckham, Justice and
Mrs. McKenna, Justice and Mrs. Holmes
and Justice and Mrs. Day.
The delegation in congress and ladles
consisted of Senator and Mrs. Foraker,
Senator and Mrs. Dick, Representative and
Mrs. H. P. Ooebel, Representative II. H.
Harbor, Representative and Mra. T. E.
Scoggy, Representative J. W. Kelfer, Rep.
resentatlve R. D. Cole, Representative
J. H. 8outhard, Representative H. T.
liannon, Representative and Mrs. C. H.
Qrosvenor, Representative E. L. L. Taylor,
Representative and Mrs. G. E. Mouser,
Representative and Mrs. A. R. Webber,
Representative and Mrs. B. G. Dawes, Rep.
resentatlve and Mrs. C. L. Weems, Rep
resentative and Mrs. M. L. Smyaer, Repre
sentative J. Kennedy, Representative W. A.
Thomas, Representative J. A. Thoinak,
Representative J. A. Beidler and Repre
sentative T. E. Burton.
The New York delegation Invited con
sisted of Senator, and Mrs. Piatt, Senator
snd Mrs. Depew, Representative Dunwell,
Representative Charles B. Lew. Repre
sentative and Mrs. George E. Waldo, Rep
lesentative and Mrs. W. W. Calder. Rep.
resentatlve Sulser, Representative T. W.
Bradley, Representative J. H. Ketcham,
Rep esentative W. H. Draper, Representa
tive G. N. Southwlck, Representative. (1. N.
Littauer. Representative K. J. Lefeure,
Representative and Mrs. J. Valvechten Ol
cott, Repreaentatlve and Mra Herbert Par
sons, Representative and Mrs. J. K. An
drua. Representative and Mrs. J. 8. Sher
man. Representative and Mrs. Charles L.
Knapp, Representative and Mrs. Michael
E. DrUooll, Representative and Mrs. J. W.
Dwlght, Representative and Mrs. Serena
Payne, Representative and Mrs. J. B. Per
kins, Representative and Mrs. J. 8. Fassett,
Representative and Mrs. DeAlva 8. Alex
ander, Representative and Mr. E. Vree
land. Taft Party Free at.
The official members of the Taft party to
the Philippines consisted of Oovernor Gen
eral of the Philippines and Mrs. Wright,
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd C. Grisaom. Senator
and Mrs- Newtands. Colonel and Mrs. Clar
ence R. Edwards, Miss McMillan, Fiedrlck
H. Gillett, Mlsa Boardman, Brigadier Gen
eral and Mrs. Henry T. Allen, Senator
Warren, Representative and Mra. Parsons,
Senator and Mrs. Nathan B. Scott, Senator
Murphy J. Foster, Senator and Mrs. Fred
T. Dubois, Senator Thomas M. Patterson,
Senator and Mrs. Chester I. Long, Repre
sentative and Mrs. Bereno E. Payne, Rep
resentative and Mrs. Charles II. Qros
venor, Representative and Mrs. William
P. Hepburn. Representative and Mrs.
George W. Smith', Representative and Mrs.
David DeArmond, Representative and Mrs.
William A. Jones, Representative and Mis.
Henry A. Cooper, Representative and Mrs.
Charles Curtis, Representative and Mrs.
Edmund Foss, Representative and Mrs.
E. J Hill, Representative and Mrs. Theo
bald Otjen, Representative and Mrs. Wil
liam M. Howard, Representative and Mra.
Mlohael B. Drlscoll, Repreaentatlve and
Mrs. Charles F. Scott. Representative A. A.
Wiley, Representative and Mrs. George A.
Loud, Representative Swagar Bherley, Mrs.
Sherley, Mrs. Newton W. Gilbert. Repre
sentative and Mrs. Duncan E. McKinley,
Representative William B. McKinley, W.
Bourke Cock ran, William 8. Reyburn, E.
O. Stlllman, New York City; Fred E. War
ren, Cheyenne, Wyo.j Roger K. Wetmore,
Fred W. Carpenter, Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
Pedlgo, Burr Mclntoah, Brigadier General
and Mrs. Tasker H. Bliss. Manila; Captain
and Mra. J. K. Thompson, Manllu; Cap
tain and Mrs. William Kelly, Jr.. West
Point; R. Clough Anderson, Cincinnati;
Thomas Cary, Buffalo; Louis Chapln, Chi
cago; Charles Clark, Hartford; Mlsa Clark,
Hartford; Ward E. Copley, Detroit, Mich.;
Prof. Archibald C. Coolldge, Cambridge,
Mass.; Miss Mlgnon Critten, Grimes Hill,
8. I.; Stuyvessant Fish, Jr.. New York;
Francis W. Frost, New York City; Mr. and
Mrs. Emile Godchaux. New Orleans: Col
onel James D. Hill. New Orleans; Richard
B. Hobart, Cambridge. Mass; Charles T.
Jobes. Kansas City; Wiliam T. Johnston,
New York City; Jacob Srhmldlapp, Cin
cinnati; Misa 8chmld!ap, Cincinnati; Prof
Arthur H. Woods, Groton. Mass.; Harry F.
Woods, Cincinnati, and Lufe Young,
aceues Outside White House.
Fair as a Ma morning was lite wedding
day of Miss Roosevelt. Soft, balmy sun
shine poured down from a cloudless k
and made the day like springtime. Although
the guests within the east room who wit
nessed the beautiful ceremony did nut num
ber beyond the hundreds, thousands gath
ered about the White House, fascinated
by the thought that they could be so near
the scene on which the eye of the world
Is centered today. A large curtain of
green canvas festooned over the outside
of the bay windows of the east room
marked for those on the outside the altar
before which the bridal couple were pledg
ing their troth. For this reason the crowds
around the eastern entrance were larger
than elsewhere and packed the sidewalks
running between the Treasury department
and the White House. The crowd which
gathered at the south gate to witness the
arrival of the diplomatic corps was keenly
disappointed to note that they did not ap
pear in uniform. Indeed, this has been a
subject of discussion for some time, the
more intimate friends of the president in
the corus Insisting that it we the courteous
thing to do. There is in the corps, how
ever, an ambassador who has always op
posed the idea of uniforms except at the
diplomatic reception, and rather than show
to the public a marked division of senti
ment, the conservative element in the corps
Weather Is Pleasant.
So perfect was the weather that many of
the guests dismissed their carriages and
walked leisurely down to the White House.
This made Lafayette park a center of In
terest between 11 and 12 o'clock and re
minded one of an Easter morning. Along
the front of the White House there were
many promenadera. who strolled along,
everyone expressing their delight that Miss
Roosevelt's supreme wish for a bright 4af
had been granted.
Among the promenaders waa the daugh
ter of tho Russian ambaaaador, Mlsa do
Rosen, who was out for her morning walk
with a friend.
It was a typical Washington crowd which
gathered about the White House thia morn
ing. It included many who were frlenda of
the president and Mrs. Roosevelt and good
enough friends to understand the Impossi
bilities of all the friends of the family to
be Invited to the woddlng. There wae no
disorder and comparatively few policemen
were on duty. No one waa permitted In
the White lioure grounds today except the
guests. A few intlmute friends and rela
tlvea entered by the north door, but the
vast' majority of the guests entered by the
eastern d'Hr, where they were received by
Captain Kltichugh Ia-o, . 8. A., and Lieu
tenant Chauncey Bhackford, I'. . B. N.,
aides to the president, both In full dres
uniform. There was a large crowd about
the gates, who were sure Mr. Longworth
would come In that way, but they were
disappointed, indeed, few knew of the ar
rival of the bridegroom, as he came early.
By 10 30 o'clock the line nf carriages ex
tended from the eastern entrance of the
White House past the front of Jjifayette
square and down Seventeenth street nearly
to the Corcoran Art gallery. So excellent
were the arrangements for receiving the
guests, however, that all were entered
quickly and the carriages were parked Irt
the ellipse south of the White House.
The vice president and Mia. Fairbanks
arrived at 12:15 and were among those
who were received ut the north door. The
British ambassador and Ludy Durand- and
the Ct-rnian ambassador and Baroness
SternbUrg were also at the White House
very promptly snd were assigned places
near the president.
It was possible for the crowds. In
Lafayette park to see the guests standing
In the east room and as soon as they raw
them moving toward the corridor they
knew that the ceremony waa over and a
ripple of excitement spread through their
ranka. Htraightway there was a move
ment to the north gate because of the
rumor which waa current throughout the
morning that the bridal couple would leave
the White House by this entrance on their
way to Friendship, the home of Mr. and
Mr. John R. McLean, where It Is aaid
they will spend several days before leaving
Some of the early watchers around the
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