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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 16, 1912, Image 12',
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The descendants of the famous
railroad builder invest lots of
their surplus cash in elaborate
dog kennels, horses and beautiful
There will be only about 400
invitations to the Whitman
Crocker ceremony at the church,
and 200 guests at the elaborate
breakfast which will follow on
the lawns of the Crocker estate.
'All of which means, in unsenti
mental mathematics, by eliminat
ing the cost of the wedding pres
ents, something like $79.50 will
be expended for the edification
and entertainment of each of the
Of the 200 guests at the wed
ding breakfast, nearly 100 were
maids and matrons.
Each one of (hese expended on
an average an amount considera
bly in excess of $79.50 for a new
gown, slippers and flowers to
wear at the reception.
Since orchids are' to be the
dominant feature of the decora
tions, the guests will consider it
incumbent upon them to deck
themselves with that rare and
delicate flower of the hothouse.
Henry Maier, an horticultural
expert, who has charge of Miss
Croker's conservatories on her
Hillsborough estate, received in
structions to procure the entire
prchid supply of the peninsula
and convert the church into a ver
itable bower of the exotics. It was
the largest and most costly dis
play of the tropical blooms ever
seen in the United States.
J.M.U1C unmaiiL jewels ucvci i
were sen in western social func-1
tions than sparkled -among the
orchids at the Crocker .wedding.
The bride herself has jewels val
ued at $100,000.
To insure the safety of the jew
els of bride and guests Henry
T. Scott, who has managed the
Crocker interests, applied to the
board of trustees of Hillsborough
for permission to take down a
squad of operatives from a de
tective agency in San Francisco.
The expense will be borne by
Miss Crocker out of the $10,000,
000 she inherited from her grandfather.
Whitman-Croker Wedding Cost.
Wedding gifts $40,000
Bridal gown 1,000
Dresses for bridesmaids
and flower girls 1,150
Dinner to groomsmen... 500
Bridegroom's gifts to at
Orange blossoms and oth
er decorations 1,000
Burlingame Club, for ac
commodation of guests. 2,500
Wedding breakfast . 3,000 .
Automobiles & carriages
for guests 200
Secret service agents .... 500
Maids, porters & grooms. 500
Music '. . . . 250
We're willing to lay a big, fat,
two-for-a-quarter cigar against a
Pittsburgh stogie that Judge
Robert W. Archbald is unalter
ably opposed to the recall of the