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MAYOR McCLELLAN AMBMION.
He Says it is to Give New York a Clean
Government and Then Retire.
New York, January 1.-Mayor
George B. McClellan began today
his second term as mayor, this time
of four years. A number of new
heads of departments were sworn
in, including Gen. Theodore A.
Bingham, the new police commis'
After they had taken their oaths
Mayor McClellan called them and
told them his ambition is to give the
city a clean, efficient and honest
government. He alluded to his
present office as "the last public
office which, in all probability. I
shall ever fill," and said: "If at the
end of six vears' service as mayor
I can retire into private life con
scious that the city has advanced in
good government and in civic
righteousness, that municipal stan
dards have been raised, and that I
leave New York even a little better
than I found her, I may feel that six
years of hard work has not been.
At the installation of the new
board of'aldermen today Clarence J.
Shearn presented a protest against
the seating of President McGowan,
elected on the democratic ticket.
Mr. Shearn acted in behalf of J. G.
Phelps Stokes. the municipal own
ership candidate for that office. Mr.
Shearn said he hopes by the protest
to get a writ of certiorari from the
courts to offset the ruling of the
board of canvassers of election
which seated the men whose offices
he contests. Mr. Shearn is coun
sel for W. R. Hearst.
WMte House Weddings.
New York Sun.
The announcement that Miss Al-,
ice Roosevelt is to be married to
Congressman Nicholas Longworth
in the East -Room of the White
House ih February next, recalls the
fact that only one other marriage
has been celebrated in that apart-.
ment. That other marriage was;
the wedding of Miss Nellie Grant,
the only daughter of President
Grant, and Algernan Charles Fred-;
erick Sartoris, of England. in May
But there have been altogether
nine White IHuse brides, and Miss
Roosevelt wilf b>e the tenth.
The Satoris-Grant wedding was
a notable social event of its day,
but it is expected that Miss Roose
-velt's will be even more notable
from a spectacular point of view.
The White House, in its modern-.
ized arrangement is pre-eminently'
adapted to a social spectacle of this
kind, and -the wide halls and con
necting drawing rooms on the south
side are admirably suited to a wed
The East Room, in which it is ex
pected that the ceremony will be
performed, is a stately apartment,
8o feet long, 40 feet wide and 22
feet high. There are in it four man-.
tels of marble with Italian black
and gold fronts. each mantel being.
surmounted with a French mirror
framed in ~.style suited to the room.
Four ottr large mirrors, two at:
each end ~fthe room, reflect the
rays froi Zhree large chandeliers,
each one of wvhich has twenty-seven~
burners. Glittering cut glass pend
ants add to the effect of these chan
dleliers. The walls are tinted in
The East Room was not used:
until the Monroe administration,
when the furniture for it was pur
chased in Paris. For a long time it
was not seen by the public except;
on the most formal state occasions.
Mrs. Madison did not use it at:
all, while Mrs. John Adams used it:
as a drying rodm in stormy weather.
Its great size has militated against~
its use for family gatherings or*
purely social affairs. and hence,
though there have been many wed
dings in the White House. Miss
Nellie Grant's was the only one cel
ebrated in state apartments.
Even when President Cleveland
married he chose the Blue Room as
the scene of the ceremony, its size
and beauty lending itself to floral
decorations more readily than the!
The first wedding to occur in the
White House was that of Miss
Todd. of Philadelphia, a cousin of
Mrs. Madison. in the winter of
1811i. The bridegroom was a young
member of congress, John G. Jack
son of Virginia, who became later
the great uncle of Stonewvall Jack
Mrs. Madison, who was the great
social leader of her day, and who
dearly loved weddings, m ade a gala
occasion of the marriage of her
young relative, and the festivities
were of a most hospitable char
actr. President Madison out aside
some of his quiet reserve for the
time being and entered into the
merriment of the evening with as
much spirit as was shown by the
large family connection present.
This wedding took place in the Red
Room, then, as now. a favorite fam
ily gathering place.
The second marriage was that of
President Monroe's second daught
er. Maria. who was married in the
Blue Room in March. 1820, the
bridegroom being her cousin. Sam
uel L. Gouverneur of New York.
The wedding was described as be
ing "in the New York style:" that
is. with only relatives and a few of
the most intimate friends of the
family present. Two wedding re
ceptions to which all the world was
Six vears later another wedding
occurred in the Vhite House, and
this time it was the son of a presi
dent who was the )ridegroon.
Young John Adams married. Miss
Helen Tackson. This wedding was
a semi-private one. as was that of
Miss Lewis, of Tennessee. the
daughter of President Jackson's old
friend, who became the bride of M.
Pageot. secretary of the French Le
gation and afterward Minister.
A second marriage in President
Tackson's time. and the fifth to oc
cur in the White House. was that of
Miss Eastern. the president's niece.
to Mr. Polk, of Tennessee.
During the following administra
tion there was no wedding in the
White House. though President
Van Buren's second son, *Major
Van Buren, was married to Miss
Angelica Singleton, of South Caro
lina, in November. 1838, and on the
foilowing New Year's day Presi
dent Van Buren gave a receptoi
w1ich was of unusual attraction in
consequence of the fact that at it the
bride made her first public appear
The next wedding that took place
in the Executiie Mansion was that
of President fylcr's daughte- to
William WIalle,. oi Virginia. This
wedding occurred in the Blue
Room, and was celebrated on the
evening of the last day of January.
It was the most brilliant that had
et occurred in the White H ou se.
President Tyler was &'Virginian,
with the cid style ideas of hospi
talitv, and he had not only a large
family. but an extended faroily con
nection and the Virginians o3f that
day vied with one another in mak
ing the social life of Washington
pleasant. There had b)een four*
Virginia Presidents. Tyler making
the .fifth, and the wedding wvas not
only a family, but a state affair.
Mrs. Madisofn and Mr. Webster.
who was then ,secretary of state
graci the wedding with their p)res
President Tyler. whose wife cied
in 1842, remarried two years later,
and in June. 1844 his bridal recep
tion was held in the Wr'ite 1-ouse.
The marriage had occurred in Newv
It was the custom in that dIay for
refreshments to be served at any
P;);-3.dential receptions, and ere of
the features of the wedding recep
tion table was a very larg,:~ and ele
gantly decorated bride's cake.
Champagne and other wines were
served u the throng.
Later on the Marine Band play -
ed in the south grounds and the
President and his bride appeared on
the portico, near which crowds of
people soon gathered. Mrs. Tyler.
We have I
know tne bet
and have pi4
them. THE Cl
who was Miss Julia Gardner. of a
New York. (cscribed her recention 1
in part as follows:
"The company who waited ihpon
me with their most respectful com- I
pliments comprised the talent and
the highest station in the land. For C
two hoirs I remained upon my feet,
receiving quite in queenlike style. I I
"At 6 o'clock I had to appear on
the balcony it being music after- C
noon and go through introductions. (
Throughout everything has been 0
very brilliant-brilliant to my (
heart's content, as much so as if I
were actually to be the presidentess i
for four more years to come.
"Crowds followed me whither I <
vent. Mv high estate has been thus 1
far altogether pleasant to me. t
There was no marriage bells rung i
in the White House during the ad- t
ministrations of Polk. Taylor. Fill- i
more. Pierce, Buchanan, Lincoln
and Johnson. and it was not until 1
Max% 1874. when Miss Nellie
Grant's wedding occurred that the
\Vhite House was again the scene
of a marriage. As the bridegroom
on this occasion was an English
man, the British M\inister played a
prominent part in the ceremony.
At the wedding breakfast. served<
in the state dining room. the presi
(lent stood at the head of the table.
the bride on his left and next to her 1
stood Sir Edward Thornton. the
British Minister. The bridegroom
and Mrs. Grant stood on the right.
Vice- President Wilson stood be- 1
side Mrs. Grant.
The bridal couple :nade their de
parture from tht White Hoisc in
a carriage drawn by four horses.
A special and new palace car., which
had been made for the Vienna Ex
position, Was supplie I for th,-ir ac
commodation. It was elaborately
decorated with flowers and draped
with evergreens and American and
President and Mrs. Hayes
held the only wedding of its kind
ever celebrated in the White House.
On December i. rS77 they bad
their silver wedding' there. The
same minister who married them in
1852 and many of the guests who
witnessed the ceremony were there.
On the first evening of this cel
eration there was a familh gather
ing, andl the next evening a large
party~ was present, the ma'ority of
the guests being Ohioans. A
feature of the .second entertain
ment was the wvedlding supper. The
floral decorations were superb and
the presents sent the president andi
his wife from all parts of. the coun
try were exhibited.
During the administration of Mr.1
Haves a Blue Ribbon wedding oc
curred the President's niece Miss
Emily Platt, being the bride. The
wedding occurred in June. 1878.
The bridegroom was General Rus
P-resident Cleveland's marriage
to Miss Frances Folsom took place
in the Blue Room of the White
House on the evening of Jtne 2,
1886. The room had been trans
formed into a floral bower and the
entire first floor of the Executive
Mansion was garlanded wvith roses
and shields of plants and blossoms.
The wedding party was a small
one, the guests being restricted to
the relatives of the bride and bride
groom, the Cabinet officers and
their wives. and Private Secretary
and Mrs. Lamont. The company
met in the Blue Room at 7 o'clock
een in the Il
t. We have
:ked ~the. Cha'
Ln(l ten miutes before the time ap
)ointed for the service the Marine
aId statione(d inl the corridor an
01iounced the coiing of the bridal
)artv by playing Mendelssohn's
Aedding March." Down the west
rn stairway and across the corri
lor came the President and his
They entered the Blue Room
mid the simple ceremony was at
mce begun. A chronicler of the
[ay gave this picture of the bride
.s she appeared to the guests on the
vening of her wedding:
"The bride, beautiful in face and
orni: was a vision of loveliness as
he stood blushing before the audi
nce of friends gathered about her.
4er gown was of ivory satin, with
rimmings of India silk, arranged
n Grecian folds over the front of
lie high corsage and fastened in the
olds of satin at the side.
"Orange blossoms and buds and
eaves outlined this drapery and
dorned the edge of the skirt. A
oronet of orange blossoms fasten
d the veil and garnitures of the
anie blossoms were artistically ar
anged throughout the costume.
"Her veil of. silk tulle enveloped
ier form and softened the effect
)f the satin gowI. It fell over the
mtire length of the long court train
vhich lay about the feet of the
)ride in a glistening coil.
"She carried no flowers and wore
1o jewels except her engagement
-ing. Gloves reaching to the el
)ow completed the perfect toilet of
he White House bride."
From the bride of 1886 to the
)ride to be of 1906 is a lapse of
:wenty years and in that time no
vedding has occurred in the White
louse. Frank, unassuming, hap
y and kind-hearted, Miss Alice
Roosevelt has won friends fof her
;elf wherever she has been, and the
eople of her own country will
,vish her good luck when she be
:omes the bride of Congressman
Can Fishes Hear?
A question that is constantly be
ng debated by zoologists and forms
~he subject of experimental re
earch. is "can fishes hear?" WVhile
~ome plausible arguments are ad
rancedl in the affirmative, the gener
d opinion of zoologists is opposed
:o this view. and the reasons have
ecentlv been sunmmed up in a Ger
nan journal by Dr. 0. Koerner.
Though many fishes are sensitive
: rapid consecutive vibrations
:ransmitted through the water yet
t is not believed that these are per
:eived by so-called auditory organs,
for in the cases of some twenty
ve species of fish single loud ex
plosios were totally disregarded.
The sense of sizht and touch in fish
s can be readile lemonstratedi and
Sid. an 1' 0re a o1. d reca
son why the sense of hearing should
>e so difficult of determination.
The. most conclusive argument.
[owever. is that fishes and other
vertebrates that are deaf are the
nlv members of the class that do
ot' have organs corresponding to
:he cortischian nerve terminations.
These organs, it is believed are the
nly ones that are capable of trans
nitting auditory vibrations. as there
s no reason for believing that such
vibrations can be received by the
Proud of Them.
"You've put too much baking
powder in these biscuits," said Mr.
"I know it," said his wife gayly.
They don't taste good, but don't
they look perfectly lovely ?"-De
troit Free Press.
Notice of Final Settlement
Notice is hereby given that we,
the undersigned, as Administra
trix and Administrator of the per
sonal estate of David Hipp, deceas
ed,. will make a final settlement on
said estate in the Probate Court for
Nev,berry County on Monday the
22nd day of January, 19o6, and im
mediately thereafter ask for a dis
charge as such Administratrix and
R. H. Hip.
Administratrix and Ad"ainistra
tor of David Hipp, deceased.
Assessment of Real Estate and
Personal property for year, i9o6.
I, or an authorized agent, will be at
the following places named below, for
the purpose of taking returns of real
estate and personal property for 'the
At Newberry January ist to 14th.
At Whitmire Monday, January 15.
At Maybinton Tuesday, January 16.
At Glymphville Wednesday, Jan.17.
At Walton Thursday, January 18.
At Pomaria Friday, January 19.
At Jolly Street Monday, January 22.
At Little Mountain Tuesday, Jan. 23
At O'Neall Wednesday, January 24.
At St. Luke's Thursday, January 25.
At Prosperity Fri. & Sat. Jan. 26, 27
At Longshore's Monday, January 29
At Chappells Tuesday, January 30.
And at Newberry until February
20th after which time a penalty of 50
per cent will be added against parties
failing to make returns.
While on .the r'ounds my office will
be open each day for the purpose of
receiving returns there.
The law requires a tax on all notes,
mortgages and moneys, also an in
come tax on gross incomes of $2,500
There shall be a capitation tax of
50 cents on all dogs, the proceeds tc
be expended for school purposes.
Dogs not returned for taxation shall
not be held to be property in any of
the Courts of this State.
All males 'between the ages of 21
and 60 years except Confederate sol
diers. or those persons incapable of
earning a support 'by 'being maimed
or from any other cause are liable tc
Real Estate is to be reassessed .this
ear. Each tract or lot of land must
be assessed separately, also state tc
assessor if you have bought or sold
any real estae since last year.
All property must 'be assessed "at
its true value in money" which is con
strued to mean "the sum of money
for which said property under ordi
nary circumstances would sell for
Don't ask that your property be
taken from .books the 'same as last
year. All property must be listed on
proper blank and sworn to.
Name of township and school dis
trict must be given.
- WV. WV. Cromer,
Auditor Newberry County.
er the farmel
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