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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY. FEBRUARY 18, 1906.
WEDDING AT WHITE HOUSE
Daughter of President United in Marriaz
to Oon pressman from Ohio.
'scene IS BEAUTIFUL AND IMPRESSIVE
Twelfth Wedding; at Hc of Presi
dents gnrpnasee All Others la
Brllllnney and Interest oa
Part of People.
(Continued from Fourth Page.)
, Whits House thla morning were fortunate
enough to witness an Interesting Incident
About half past f o'clock two men ap
peared on the weat esplanade leading from
the White Houae to the executive office
. and promenaded down In the sunshine,
their hata off, the older holding the younger
by the left arm and talking very earnestly.
After ten minutes' walk the older entered
1 the office and the younger returned to the
' other end of the esplanade In double-quick
time and disappeared through the French
' window opening from the corridor on the
esplanade. The one was the president and
v the other waa Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.
Presents Man)- and Valuable.
, Few brldea not of so-called royal birth
ever have been the recipients of so many
and such valuable gifts as were received by
Miss Roosevelt. For weeks these tributes
of love and affection have been pouring
Into the White House. The bride and the
members of her family were almost over
whelmed by the number and character of
the presents. It was not that they were
1 so valuable Intrinsically, although In the
aggregate they represent a great sum, but
1 It was the spirit which animated the givers
: which appealed strongly to Miss Roosevelt.
" Many of the presents were accompanied
by oral or written expressions of the deep
and sincere regard In which the bride Is
held by persons of all classes, not only in
her own country, but throughout the world.
Weeks ago, on behalf of their daughter,
the president and Mrs. Roosevelt let It be
known that certain proffered gU'is could
. not be accepted. It was their desire that
the wedding, so far aa the presents were
concerned, at least, should he stripped of
official character. An Intimation was con-
. vayed, through diplomatic channels, that It
waa the desire of the president that no
gifts should be made to Miss Roosevelt on
' behalf of foreign governments; that pres-
, ents of such nature properly could be re-
celved from the executlvea of the govern
menta through the ambassadors or minis
ters accredited to the American govern
ment. The only present, therefore, which
. may be said comes directly from a nation
ia that of the Cuban republic. It waa pro
vided for prior to the receipt of the presl-
dent's delicate Intimation, and In the pe
culiar circumstances could not be declined.
During the last week hundreds of remem-
. brances, ao particularly precious In the
eyea of a bride, have arrived at the While
House for Miss Roosevelt. By far the
greater number of them came from per
sonal friends and acquaintances.
Horn Gifts Returned.
Her joy waa clouded In a measure by the
' receipt of presents from people of whom
she never had heard, who followed the gifts
' Immediately with requests for Invitations
to the wedding. Some of the gifts were
costly, but those which were evidently sent
. with the Idea thereby of obtaining an In
vitation to the wedding were returned In-
" atantly to the aendera. It can be aaid with
perfect confidence In the accuracy of the
statement that, while many of the presents
received by the bride are very valuable,
some of them being particularly ao be-
.- cause of the circumstances, the value of
the glfta haa been greatly exaggerated.
' Many of those who remembered Mlsa
Roosevelt with presents are by no means
' wealthy, and it Is quite certain they could
not afford to make such presents aa they
have been credited with having given. The
definite announcement of the president and
Mra. Roosevelt that no bridal glfta would
; be made public waa approved onrdlally by
frlenda of the famillea of both the bride
and bridegroom, but It has placed a pre
mium on the exaggeration an greatly depre
cated by the president himself.
Bo remarkable have some of the accounts
of the presents been that their publication
baa brought to Mlsa Roosevelt the un
fortunate annoyance. Her mall for many
j daya haa been flooded with lettera from
women and men in all parta of the coun-
try urging her to give to them from her
plentiful atore of duplicate glfta one' thing
or another. Some of the etorlea of suffer-
' Ing and privation told really were pitiful.
Even In the time of her llfe'a greatest
happiness Miss Roosevelt was made sor
rowful by aome of the appeals to her
- generosity. Of course she waa unable to
gratify the wrltera of the lettera, because,
primarily, they had been misled by publi
cation which were quite Inaccurate.
v. Menacing; Lettera Received.
1 . In addition to appeals for charity, Mies
Roosevelt received, aa a result of the ex-
GOING TO BUILD?
"Whether you are or not you will be interested by
TO THE AUDITORIUM
(Admittance free at west entrance) Exhibit is
on the stage.
THE FLEMISH ROOM
OF THE YELLOW PINE
Cottage which took the grand prize at the St.
Louis World's Fair, contains Artistic Wood In
teriors suitable for halls, living and dining rooms
in city and country homes. No handsomer effects
are possible with any hardwood. Wehave noth
ing to sell, but something superior to show.
PROSPECTIVE BUILDERS. ARCHITECTS
Will be especially interested and can't afford to
miss this GREAT OPPORTUNITY to learn some
thing new and instructive regarding the use of
Yellow Pine as a fine interior finish.
EXHIBITION POSITIVELY CLOSES FEBRUARY 21.
YELLOW PINE MFGRS. ASSH., Exhibitars
aggerated reports of the value of her
presents, letters, unsigned as a rule,
menacing In their tone. No actual threats
were made, but the letters contained
sinister Intimations of future trouble, per
haps for the country, through the presenta
tion to the daughter of an American presi
dent of glfta ao costly as to be merely a
display of the wealth of the givers.
Nobody without the circles of relatives
and Immediate personal friends has been
permitted to view the bridal presents. For
two days they were placed In the library
on the second floor of the White H'ouss
and not for a moment were they left un
guarded. The fortunate ones were per
mitted to view the beautiful array, many
of which are almost regal In their splen
dor. The gifts numbered nearly 1.000 and
It Is known that all yet have not arrived.
The display consists principally of Jewelry
and rare bric-a-brac. There are necklaces,
brooches, rings, bracelets, fans of unique
design, clocks, watches, vases, loving cups,
punch bowls, pictures, rare laces,' ex
quisite silks and embroideries from the
Orient, delicate carvings in Ivory and the
precious metals, handsome rugs and tapes
tries, rare silver and China table services,
most of them manufactured from special
designs and every other gift which possibly
could make glad the heart of a bride.
Among the many beautiful things received
are some rare old laces and Jewels from
Mrs. Lee, 'grandmother .of the bride. Had
the bride's mother lived these, very likely,
would have gone to her. In the circum
stance, however, they are more precious In
the eyes of Mrs. Longworth than scores of
presents of greater value.
Bom of the Glfta.
As heretofore Indicated, no list of pres
ents was made public and no complete list
that is given approximately correct is
made, but among the hundreds are the
President Louhet of France, a magnifl
cent gobelin tapestry, made expressly for
MIms Roosevelt. It Is In shape long and
narrow and portrays scenes renowned In
Ine history of France. This tapestry is
made only for the French government and
never Is placed on sale. Its value, there
fore. Is purely conjectural. In dollars and
cents. It was presented to Miss Roosevelt
on behalf of President Loubet by Am
Ambassador Jusserand, on behalf of him
self and Mmc. Jusserand, presented to
Mica Roosevelt an exquisite lan of white
ostrich plumes sot on tortoise shell sticks
and bearing a monogram of Mibs Roose
vell'a Initials in gold.
Emperor William of Germany: A brace
let of special design, studded with gems of
rare value, one of the finest works of the
jeweler's art. It was presented by Am
The emperor of Japan, two beautifully
chased vases of silver and a piece of won
derful Japanese embroidery. The latter Is
a piece of silk eight feet square. Its left
coiner shows a background of heavy gold
thread, but the greater part of the piece
is embroidered with chrysanthemums done
in white silk on gold.
Republic of Cuba, a splendid necklace of
selected pearls, the design of the piece be
ing mailo in Paris on the order of the
Cuban government. It is one of the most
valuable gifts received by the bride.
The emperor of Austria, a diamond and
pearl pendant exquisitely wrought.
The empreBS dowager of China, a hand
somely made dower chest filled completely
with rare gifts of silks, embroideries, ivory
carvings and lovely bric-a-brac.
The king of Italy, a mosaic table of su
perb workmanship and great beauty, de
picting scenea of Italian life. It was man
ufactured especially for Miss Roosevelt in
Pope Plus X, a handsome mosaic repte
senting one of the great paintings In the
Vatican. , ,
The king of Spain, rleces of antique Jew
elry of rare design and value.
Kd ward's Gift Not Disclosed.
King Kdward VII of England sent a gift
to tiie bride, but the character of it luis
not been disclosed.
While some of the ambassadors and min
isters accredited to this capital from for
eign countries sent presents to Miss Roose
velt, the majority presented to her offer
ings of flowers.
Mr.- Takahlra, former minister of Japan,
cabled directions that a handsome Moral
offering be made to the bride in his name.
Mr. Urlp, minister of Bweden, presented
au exquisite vaxe, which he purchased In
Baron Moncheur, the Belgian minister, a
piece of handsome bric-a-brac.
Minister Wuesada of Cuba and Mine.
Quesada, a set of eight pieces of silver
ware lined with gold and bearing the ini
tials of the bride, "A. R."
Members of the cabinet presented Individ
ual gifts, but only a few of them ore
Secretary and Mrs. Taft, a pair of beauti
ful table vases.
Secretary and Mrs. Bonaparte, a hand
some rlece de mtllieu of repousee silver. In
the center several fanciful figures have
been wrought. The edge of the piece is
Secretary and Mrs. Shaw, a chocolate set
of rare Worcester ware, inlaid with silver.
Attorney General Moiwly. a pair of silver
candlesticks elegantly chased and of beauti
The Ambassador, of Austria and Baroness
Helgenmueller Handsome Jewel, consisting
of a great sapphire and selected diamonds.
The Ambassador of Germany and Baren
ess Speck Von Sternburg Exquisite set of
Dresden china plates. manufactured to
order, and bearing the bride's Initials In
The Vice President and Mrs. Fairbanks
A set of handsome bouillon cups of beauti
ful rhased silver, lined with gold.
Senator and Mrs. Foraker A beautiful
plate mirror with a heavy embossed frame
of silver. .
Senator and Mrs. Knox A Jewel box of
.elegantly rhased silver.
The Ambassador to Great Britain and
Mrs. Reid A diamond dog collar.
The Secretary of State and Mra. Root
A long chain of beautiful turauolsee, ele
What Is known as the Taft Philippine
party. Including those who, with ' Mlsa
Roosevelt, made the trip last summer to
the Orient, Joined In a beautiful and costly
gift to the bride. It Is a necklace of gold,
with the alternate links studded with dia
monds, bearing a magnificent aqua martnd
pendant surrounded by diamonds; the aqua
marine pendant Is a stone of remarkable
slxe and color, costing 11.500 unmounted.
A card accompanying the gift la Inscribed:
"With love and best wlshea to our Alloe
from members of the Taft party."
Preaeata From Congressmen.
' Mr. Longworth'e associates In congress
united In the4 presentation to the bride of
three beautiful presents. The New York
delegation gave au exquisite service of
Fevrlle glass, each piece having the pea
cock eye In its center and no two pieces
being of precisely the same hue. The serv
ice consists of five dozen wine glasses,
linger bowls and plates. The Ohio delega
tion In congress gave the bride a heavy
sliver toving cup. It is more than two feet
In' height and bears festoons of roses in
repousse work around the top and bottom.
The house committee on foreign affairs, of
which Mr. Longworth is a member, also
gave the bride a loving cup of sliver, beau
tifully rhased and lined with gold. It was
Inscribed to "Alice Lee Roosevelt," In
Fans were a favorite article of presenta
tion to the bride and she received a notable,
and handsome collection of then:. Residea
that of the French ambassador and Mine.
Jusserand, the Viscount de Chambrun sent
a hand-painted fan. and Senator and Mrs.
Spooner of Wisconsin presented a jeweled
fan of exquisite workmanship.
No adequate idea of the glfta to the bride
can be given with any degree of accuracy,
but the foregoing will form some notion
of their character. Those made by the
members of the immediate families of the
bride and bridegroom are held sacred. The
gift of Mr. Longworth to his bride waa a
necklace of selected diamonds, perfectly
matched, the stones being beautifully
mounted. This probably was Intrinsically
the most valuable gift received by Miss
nOWM AD HATS OF WOMEN Gl'ESTS
Many Elaborate nud Itenntifnl Toilets
"een at the Wedding.
No social event in recent years In Amer
ica has induced so many elaborate and
beautiful toilets as the wedding of Miss
Roosevelt and Mr. Longworth. The gowns
and hata of the ladies present were In keep
ing with the romantic Importance of the
event. While the display of Jewels was
not so great as It might have been had it
been an evening affair, It nevertheleea was
notable. Many of the women present wore
Jewels which matched In color their gowna,
or. If they did not match, they entered har
moniously Into the color scheme of the
toilets. As the wedding was a morning
function the women guests, for the most
part, kept on their hats. The women of
the president's household, however, wore
no hats. Bnme of the notable toilets were
Mrs. William S. Cowles, Bister of the
president, wore sapphire blue satin,
trimmed with bands of velvet, the same
shade. The transparent yoke and collar
were of point de venire lace, the sleeves
being elbow length and finished with lace
Mrs. Douglass Robinson, sister of the
president, a reseda velvet, bands of sable
trimming the skirt and edging the 'Jacket,
which was In empire effect.
Mrs. Robert B. Roosevelt. Jr., light blue
chiffon cloth made in princess style, with
Insertions of Irish lace; a large picture hat
of velvet of the same shade, with white
Miss Olga Roosevelt, while chiffon over
white silk, and a picture hat In white,
wreathed with rosebuds.
Mrs.. James Roosevelt, black lace and
black velvet hat, trimmed with plumes.
Mrs. John K. Roosevelt, tan chiffon cloth,
the skirt edged with a narrow hand of
mink, the bodice having three mink orna
ments placed between narrow V-shaped
Insertions of lace. A small hat of mink
trimmed In lace.
Mrs. Mllhorne L. Roosevelt, gray chiffon
trimmed with Insertions of lace and laven
der velvet bow knots; a picture hat of gray,
with Inrgn v?hte plumes.
Miss Dorothy Roosevelt, pale blue cloth
and hat to match.
Mrs. Frederick Roosevelt, white lace" cloth
gown and tan-colored straw hat and lace
Mra. Kmlen Roosevelt, steel blue pa"n
velvet, with Venetian collar and cuffs; hat
of lace ami feathers.
Miss Christine Roosevelt, blue silk
trimmed with lace; large hat with blue
Miss Margaret Roosevelt, Cerise crepe de
chine, and hat in same shade.
Mra. Longworth. mother of the bride
groom. While chiffon cloth trimmed with
a deep hand of Irish lace at the hem: a
long coat of Irish lace. She carried mauve
Comtesse de Chambrun. sister of Mr.
Ijongworth. was In brown chiffon velvet
embroidered and trimmed with cloth of
gold, ller sable toque had white aigrette.
Mrs. Fairbanks wife of the vice presi
dent, was in violet chiffon, with hat and
gloves to match, the hat having long violet
Mrs. Root, wife of the secretary of state,
dark greep velvet, with a small toque to
Mis Root, cerise chiffon velvet, with
black velvet hat and dark fura.
Mra. 8haw, wife of the secretary of the
treasury, lavender satin, with toque of the
Mrs. Cortelyou. wife of the postmaster
general, white voile, the fronts of the
skirt and liortloe of hand embroidery; large
white hat with plumes.
Mrs. Bonaparte, wife of the secretary of
the navy, wore the historic black which
was sent by the king of Westphalia. Je
rome Bonaparte to his daughter, and which
has been handed down to the secretary and
Mrs. Bonaparte. The lace Is In flounces
of great denth and waa worn over coral
satin. She also wore the necklace, pins and
hair ornaments which Jerome presented to
his American wife, Martha Patterson of
Baltimore, before he became king of West
phalia. Me" Met calf, wife of tbe secretary of
commerce and labor, waa In blue velvet,
with large white hat with blue plumes.
Mme. Hengelmueller, wife of the Aus
trian ambassador, waa In coral-tinted voile,
her hat matching In color.
Mme. Casasus. wife of the Mexican am
bassador, black velvet costume, trimmed
with Irish crochet lace, large black hat
trimmed with black and white.
Baroness Rosen, wife of the Russian am
bassador, black velvet, with black hat,
being In court mourning for the late King
Christian of Denmark, father of the dow
ager empress of Russia.
Mme. Jusseraud, white chiffon, with vel
vet appliquea in black, and hat in black
Lady Durand, wife of the British am
bassador, gray chiffon cloth, with in.
hat. furs, shoes and gloves.
Baroness von Sternberg, wife of the Ger
man ambassador, in cloth of silver liberty
velvet, picture hat of lace covered with
plumes, and ft superb boa of long ostrich
feathers, shading from ahell pink around
the neck to an exquisite purple at the tips,
which hung to the bottom of her aklrt.
Mme. Nibuco, wife of the Brailllan am
bassador, blue panne velvet and lace with
large hat trimmed with plumea.
Mme. Leger. wife of the minister of
Haytl. a cream-tinted costume which had
appliques in pink roaebuds: her large hat
wus white and encircled with white plumes
baroness Moncheur. wife of the Belgian
minister black panne velvet, large black
Mme. Walker-Martinet, dress of Irish
lace, white lace hat.
Mme. Calderon, black velvet coatume and
hat trimmed with white plumea.
Mra. Harlan, black velvet trimmed with
white lace, black and white bonnet.
Mra. McKenna, black velvol. trimmed
with point Uce. toque In black and white
Mrs. Day, cotb drees, with white hat to
Miss Helen Cannon, white broadcloth,
with insertions of white lace, white bat.
trimmed wi.ii white ostrich plumes.
Mra. Truman H. Newberry, wife of the
assistant secretary of the navy, violet
chiffon velvet with violet ohiTon, large
violet hat with shaded violet plumea
Mrs. Chester I. Long, light blue broad
Cloth and a picture hat n blue.
Mrs. Foraker, electric blue chiffon,
trimmed with velvet, same shade, neck
lace of sapphires, small gold lace hat.
trimmed with electric blue plumes and
Mlsa Foraker, coial cloth, made prin
cess, with short elbow sleeves, jacket
trimmed with sealskin, coral hat, trimmed
with gold lace and coral plumea.
Mra. J. Sloat Faasett. white lace gown
and a hat of violet velvet.
Mra. John Jacob Aator, mauve chiffon
velvet, princess style, the waift opening
ever a vent of silver cloth embroidered la
gold, set In amethysts, bias bands of mauve
velvet, edged with silver braid, trimmed
the skirt. The sleeves were elbow length,
slashed up the center and' showing silver
cloth and embroidery.
Mrs. R. Fulton Cutting, gray chiffon
cloth, empire effect. ' rlaboratelv embroid
ered wtlh chenille of the same color.
Mrs. Robert J. Wynne. Paris dress of
white broadcloth, with insertions of Irish
crochet and white iace hat, trimmed with
Mrs. Nellie Grant Sartotis, panne velvet
costume of plain tints, dress and coat
trimmed with Russian sable, hat matched
in ccilor and trimmed with sable plumes
Mrs. Spooner, costume of green velvet
with rich embroidery, hat In light shade
Mis. Loeb, wife of the secretary to the
president, a dainty pink and white cos
tume, with sleeve trimmings of real point
lace. Her hat was of pink mallne with
pink fi at hers.
Mrs. Elkinn, Irish lace snd cloth dress,
gold lace hat, trimmed with white ostrich
Miss Elktns. coral colored embroidered
crete gown, with hat to matc'i.
Mrs. Dubois, embroidered gray crepe,
trimmed with real lace, ermine hat. stole
and muff. -
Miss HemeViway. pink and white pompa
dour silk and large picture hat.
Mrs. William Alden Smith, wife of Rep
resentative Smith of Michigan, white lace
with large white hat.
Mrs. Landls, wife of Representative
Charles B. Lnmlls of Indiana, pale blue
radium silk, trimmed with sliver lace, the
gown made prlnces.se, a picture hat of
blue with blue plumes and Fn rich flowers
In a wreath about the hat.
Mrs. Overstreet. wife of the representa
tive from Indianapolis, pale blue chiffon
brobdcloth, trimmed with chiffon cloth and
Irish lace of tiger Illy pattern, with hat of
blue maline and blue plumes.
Mrs. L'heneier J. Hill, an Imported cos
tume of black thread lace over while silk
and chiffon, with stole of Russian sable
and hat trimmed with whito ostrich
Mrs. William M. Howard of Georgia, silk
crepe of champagne tint, with panels and
Jacket of point de Venice; lace hat with
Mrs. William M. Calder, a light blue
princess gown, with Irish crochet lace coat
and hat in blue and white.
Mrs. Duncan E. McKinlay. cream white
china crepe, lace trimmings and a white
Mrs. William A. Jones, lilac velvet with
trimmings of point Venice and a lilac vel
vet hat with ostrich feathers.
Mrs. J. E. Andrus, black lace over violet
ch'ffon. trimmed with point lace; violet
and white hat.
Mrs. Goebel. light blue broadcloth wish
waist of chiffon and a hat trimmed with
plumes in same shade.
Mrs. G. E. Foss, h light blue silk, with
cream lace and band embroidery, diamond
Mrs. Henry Allen Cooper, an Imported
prim ens gown of pale gray silk crepe, em
broidered In cherry blossoms, garniture of
duchess lace and pink rosebuds; pearls:
toque of gray lace with crushed pink roses
Mrs. Richard Townsend. a Paris dress of
pale gruy velvet, embroidered with sliver,
with hat of silver and gray ostrich plumes.
Miss Townsend. a chic creation of white
lace and velvet; the skirt of white lace
has deep lace flounces outlined with gold
threads; a Louis Beize coat of brown vel
vet trimmed with gold embroidery, and a
picture hat of gold lace with white ostrich
Mrs M. E. Drlscoll. fog colored satin
trimmed with ribbon flowers In blue, with
flounces of real lace and bolero of the
same; sable and lace hat. flower trimmed.
Mrs. John W. Dwlght. pale gray panne
velvet, made princess and embroidered In
silver; a large black hat, trimmed with
gray plumes. ,,, ...
Mrs. George E. Waldo, white silk with
bertha of Brussels point lace, and a large
hat with white plumes.
Mrs. J. Van Velchten Olcott, a gown In
light mourning of black net. elaborately
spangled in dull Jet in a feather pattern;
large black hat to match; pearls and dia
Mrs. James B. ' Perkins, corn-colored em
broidered crepe and hat in same shade.
Miss Eleanor Wayne Parker, white chiffon
cloth, embroidered in pink .rosebuds; lace
hat with white feathers and roses.
Mrs. Sherlev, mother of Representative
Sherley, gray crepe trimmed with Irish
point lace; toque in gray and white.- i
Mrs. Don Cameron, entire costume of
Irish lace, with hat in gold lace and white
plumes. '7 ,
Miss Cameron, pale blue lace dresa, tint
in same shade. ,
Mlsa Hoyt of New York, light fcreen
crepe, with hat to match. . '
Mrs. Boardman,. black velvet dress and
bonnet. . .
Miss Boardmun, silver gray cloth and
feather hat with same shade.
Miss Josephine, coral broadcloth, plumed
hat to match.
Miss McMillan, Irish lace combined with
Valenciennes, white hut with plumes.
Miss Alice Warder, white lace dress and
white hat. .
Miss Isabel May, coral crepe and hat In
Mrs. George W. Smith, amethyst silk,
trimmed with cream-tinted cluny lace and
touches of chiffon velvet in amethyst
shades; hat In similar colorings with
Mrs Theobald Ocen. crene chiffon brosd-
cloth. The waist was trimmed wilh me.
dailions of Irish point lace and pearl pase-
mentrle snd the eioow sleeves wim jrisn
Folnt ruffles. The skirt was medallions of
riah point. Irish point lace hat with
FORMER WHITE HOI E WEDIIfi
Twelve1 Mirrlaxe Ceremonies Have
Been "aid In Heme of Presidents.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. Romance and
history have made the White House the
most Interesting home In America. Of the
two, romance probably has contributed
more to endear the mansion to the people
men as well as women than history. The
weddings which have taken place within
its classic portals appeal with keenest in
terest to every true American.
In the century of its history the White
House haa been the scene of twelve wed
dings. That of Miss Roosevelt and Mr.
Longworth today was the largest by far
snd in some respects the most notable
wedding that was ever celebrated in the
mansion. Miss Roosevelt was the fourth
daughter of a president of the United
States to be given lti marriage in the offi
cial home of the chief executive. The lUt
of 1.000 guests invited to witness the cere
mony today is several times larger than
that invited to any previous While House
wedding, and yet the president and Mrs.
Roooevelt might have extended the list
many times without satisfying the desire
of all their friends. The list, therefore.
waa made up with the Idea of Including
on it certain official classes, relatives of
the two famillea and the intimate personal
friends of the bride and groom. Aa waa to
have been expected, the number of guesta
taxed tbe capacity of the White House to
the utmost. Prior to the remodeling of the
Interior of the White House three yeara
ago It would not have been possible to en
tertain so large a company in the house aa
attended today's wedding. That fact prob
ably accounts for the comparatively small
dst of guests at previous weddings.
Thirty-two years ago Ellen W. Grant,
who endeared herself to the American
people aa "Nellie" Grant, one of the best
beloved and most popular of women, be
came a White House bride. The number
of guests at her wedding was 2U, and
writers of the time aaid that was prac
tically all that could have been accommo
Two In Madison's Time.
The first White House wedding took
place during the administration of James
Madison, whose wife was probably the
most popular woman of her time In Amer
ica. Mra. Madiaon's youngest sister, Lucy
Payne Washington, waa married on the
evening of March 11, 1811, to a widower,
who realded in Kentucky. The marriage
waa witnessed by Important officials and
members of the diplomatic corps.
Just after the war of 1811 the second
White House wedding occurred. Thla also
was in the administration of Madison, the
bride. Miss Anna Todd, being a cousin of
Mrs. . Madison. The groom was John C.
Jackson, then member of the house of rep
resentatives from Virginia. On account of
the war society affairs were at low tide iu
Washington and the marriage waa not ao
notable as the first one.
Daaasler ana) Son of Presidents.
The wedding of Mies Maria Hester Mon
roe, the first daughter of a president to be
married in the White House, waa a dis
tinct disappointment in a social way. On
March . W-, she waa married In the blue
room to BamueL I .aw re nee Gouveneur of
New York, who waa acting as private ssc-
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Nine connecting offices
on the fifth floor
These offices are particularly suitable for anyone wishing a suite of several connect
ing rooms. They will be rented only in suites of three or more rooms. There is one
large southeast corner room with a vault, two splendid rooms facing Farnam street
and the other smaller rooms facing Seventeenth street on the fifth floor of '
THE BEE BUILDING
Thes are the offices now occupied by the Updike Ore In Co., who will morn to the first floor an
aoon aa the bualness office of The Bee la transferred to the corner room on tie rrovnd flee.
It Is. very seldom that an opportunity ocean to accom
modate tenants needing large space and handsome offices.
The aervloe in The Bee Building- la Just a little better at least than In any other
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rotary to President Monroe. It waa purely
a family affair, not even the preaident'a
cabinet being; Invited. The restrictions
placed on the list of guests and some other
matters concerning the marriage formed
the subject of considerable sarcastic com
ment at the time.
The fourth wedding In the White House
was that of a president's son, John Adams,
the son and private secretary of John
Qulncy Adams, on February )0, 1S28, mar
ried In the blue room his cousin, Miss Mary
Ilellen of Philadelphia. It was a brilliant
social function and was made peculiarly
notabe by the fact that President Adams
led the Virginia reel in the dance that fol
lowed the ceremony. The wedding and a
series of partiea given the young couple
afterward by the president and Mra. Adams
were the greatest social functions of that
Jackaoa Seea Three.
During the administration of President
Jackson three marriages were celebrated
In the White House. The first was that of
Miss Delia Lewis of Nashville, Tenn., to
Alphonne Joseph Yver Pageot, secretary of
the French legation. It took place in the
blue room and was witnessed by the mem
bers tf the cabinet and their wives, mem
bers of the diplomatic corps and personal
friends. The bride was given away by
President Jackson. Shortly afterward Miss
Mary Kaston, also of Tennessee, a niece of
Mrs. Jackson, was married In the blue
room to linden B. Polk. The third mar
riage In the White House during the Jack
son administration was that of Mlsa Emily
Martin, a relative of the president's family,
who became the bride of Lewis Randolph,
a grandson of Thomas Jefferson.
The eighth White House wedding waa of
another daughter of a president. Eliza
beth, the third daughter of President Tyler,
was married in the blue room on January
31. 1842. to William Waller of Williamsburg.
Va. It was Intended that the marriage'
should be quiet and simple, but It devel
oped Into a great social event. It was at
this wedding that one of the brldeamuldu
expressed surprise to Daniel Webster that
Miss Tyler should relinquish her White
House home and the gaiety of Washington
society for an humble Virginia residence.
"Ah," responded Mr. Webster, "love rules
the court, the camp, the grove, and love Is
heaven and heaven is love."
Then in order, on May tl. 1S74, the wed
ding of "Nellie" Grant took place. Up to
that time It was far and away the moat
brilliant social function of any kind that
had ever taken place In the White House.
The bridegroom waa Algernon C. F. Sar
torls of England, who had come across the
water and had won the hand and heart of
the beat' beloved of America's daughters.
The ceremony occurred In the historic East
room, the scene of today's wedding, and In
many respects the wedding of today and
that of thirty-two years ago resembled each
other closely. The floral decorations were
magnificent, the music exquisite and every
detail waa developed beautifully. The
JM guests present represented the most
Important officials of the government and
members of the diplomatic corps. The
ceremony which united Miss Roosevelt to
Mr. Longworth waa performed on almost
Identically the same spot where 'Nellie"
Grant and Algernon Cartoria pledged their
lives to each other. Hundred of beauti
ful and costly presents were made to tt.e
bride. After an elaborate wending break
fast in the st.it' dining room, Mr. and
Mis. Sartoris, amid a shower of rice In
dainty slippers, were whirled to the rail
way station In a coach drawn by four
handsoins bay bursts and left for New
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One wedding took place In the White
House during the administration of Presi
dent Hayes. His niece. Miss Emily Piatt,
in June, 1878, became the bride of General
Russell Hastings, the ceremony being per
formed in the Blue room.
Only "Presidential" Marriage.
drover Cleveland waa the only prealdent
of the I'nlted States married in the White
Houae. His marriage to Miss Fran
ces Folsom waa celebrated In the Blue
room on the evening of June ?, 1886. The
room waa superbly decorated with living
green and cut flowers and the entire lower
part of the White Houne had been trans
formed into a bower of floral beauty. The
guests were limited to the relatives of the
president snd Mis Foutom, the members
of the cabinet and their wives and Private
Secretary Lamont and Mrs. Lainonl. The
Marine baud furnished the muiic. Later
the president and Mrs. Cleveland took an
extended trip through the west.
For twenty eais until today no wedding
has been celebrated in the White Houae,
and in tbe annals of the roinanws and his
a a RO BE WATER, Seo'y.
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J. B. REYNOLDS
City Passenger Agent
IS02 FARNAM STREET.
tory of the mansion there Is no record
of so elaborate and beautiful a ceremony
as the wedding of Alice Lee Roosevelt
and Nicholas Longworth.
Cong-rntnlntlona Irons Abroad.
VIENNA. Feb. 17.-Emperor Francis
Joseph has sent a congratulatory telegram
couched In the most cordial terms to PresU
dent Roosevelt In connection with the mar.
rlage of his daughter, Alice, to Congress,
ROME. Feb. 17. Many prominent people
have cabled their congratulations to Miss
Roosevelt on her marriage, including Baron
Mayor des Planches, the Italian ambassa,'
dor at Washington, who is now In this
country, and the Baroness Mayor des
Bella Ring nt Boston.
BOSTON, Feb. 17-The bells of Boston
pealed at noon today in observance of the
nedding of MIrs Alice Koovevelt. This waa
by direction of Mayor Fitzgerald, who ar
ranged that for flvn minutes the bells
should be sounded on tho puhllo buildings
and on many of the church.
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