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Laurens, S. C.
Kindly advise me as to whose initial,
the groom's or the bride's, should be
engraved on a gift of silver table
Laurcns, S. C, Oct. 28, 1912.
Your inquiry regarding the cor
rect engraving for wedding silver
has just been received. There is no
set rule, and authorities differ as to
which is correct.
It is argued by some that wedding
presents are gifts to the bride and
not to the groom, but it is the opin
ion of the majority that the groom's
initials should mark the gift?for
why should the silver that ?he will
use in common with her husband all
her life bear the initial of a namo
that is no longer hers? ?in fact,
probably many of her guests would
not be familiar with her former
This latter custom prevails in the
fashion centres of Europe and
America, nnd has generally been re
cognized by us as the correct form,
except, of course, where the gift
partakes of a strictly personal na
ture, such us Toilet Articles, Jewel
Cases, Photo Frames, etc., when
the bride's initial is permissible.
Thanking you for this opportunity
of serving you, we remain
Yours very truly,
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TO CONTROL SENATE
With un Equal Number of Republicans!
und Demon ills and a Democratic
Vice President, the Democrats are
In Certain Control.
Washington, Nov. 7.?Control of the
senate In the sixty-third congress now
is practically ussured to the demo
crats. Conceding to the republicans
the legislature of all states still in
the doubtful column tonight, the
democrats will have a vote of 4S, or
one-half of the entire membership of
the senate, with a democratic vice
president in the chair to cast the de
ciding ballot in case of a tie. Seven
states are yet to be heard from defi
A senator from any of tbese would
give the democrats a clear majority
and It is possible their strength will
be even further increased by winning.
Kansas has been added to the dem
ocratic column in the past 24 hours.
The states In which the complexion
of the legislatures is yet to be decid
ed are Illinois, Michigan, New Hamp
shire, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennes
see, and Wyoming. Ordinarily Ten
nessee could be relied upon to help
the democratic party, but the faction
al fight there may prevent in this
crisis. In Illinois there are compli
cations growing out of the multiplic
ity of parties, rendering it uncertain '
whether there will be a senatorial
election. In that state there should
he chosen a successor to the deposed I
Senator Lorlmer as well as to Senator
Cullom, whose term expires on the
fourth of next .March. If there
should be no election the result I
would be to favor the democrats by
reducing the membership of the sen
ate to 94, of which number the 48 al
ready chosen would be G working ma
In New Hampshire the dispatches
indicate a possible combination of
democrats and republicans and In
thai eVOllt prediction as to the course
of the man selected would be mere;
Whatever the outcome in any of
the states mentioned, there can be no
doubt as to democratic control of the
In addition to the aid of the vice
president in an emergency, they will
' find willing ro-operation among the
! progressive s enators. Three or four
of the progressives are almost as lib
eral in their tariff views and on
other questions as the democrats
themselvof. Sonntors Clapp, Ln Fol
lelto. Cummins, Gronna, Bristow nnri
Poindcxter are all avowed tariff re
formers. They also favor advanced
leg.station on oth< r .subjects. Sena
tor Works announced bis intention of
voting for the democratic presidential
Candidate some time before the elec
tion. Tnis determination was due.
however, to a peculiar combination of
circumstances and the California sen
ator probably would not wish to have
it construed as binding him to a dem
ocratic legislative policy. He is class
ed as a protectionist.
Of 31 hold-over republicans, eight
have been classed as progressives in
the past. They are Senators Bristow,
of Kansas; Crawford, of South Da
kota, Cummins of Iowa; Gronna, of
North Dakota, Clapp. of Minnesota:
La Follett, of Wisconsin; Poindexter,
of Washington, and Works, of Cali
fornia. Mr. Norris has beon one of
the leaders of the progressive ele
ment in the house and will continue
to co-operate with that element in
the senate, as it Is expected that Sen
ator Kenyon, of lown, will and possi
bly Senator Borah, of Idaho, In such
measures as may appeal to them.
.Much interest Is manifested in the
political affiliations of the progressive
republicans. Heretofore, they have
been content to be known as progres
sive republicans. Whether any num
ber of them will withdraw from the
republican party Is a problem. Sena
tor Bristow. Clapp and Poindexter
are understood to have supported Mr.
Roosevelt, and if they should decline
to co-operate with the republicans
of the sennte, the change would ma
terially weaken the old party.
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TEDDY ADMITS DEFEAT.
Sends His Congratulations to Gover
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt made
the following statement at Oyster
"The American people by a great
plurality, have decided in favor of Mr.
Wilson and the Democratic party. Like
all good citizens I accept the result
with entire good humor and content
ment. As for the Progressive caus^i I
can only repeat what I have already
so many times said, the fate of the
leader for the time being is of little
consequence, but the cause itself must
in the end triumph, for its triumph
is essential to the well being of the
About the same time he issued his
statement, Colonel Roosevelt sent the
following telegram to Governor Wil
"The American people by a great
plurality have conferred upon you the
highest honor in their gift. I congrat
ulate you thereon.
Wilson's Message to Country.
Responding to a telegram from the
Democratic national chairman, assert
ing that Governor Wilson unquestion
ably was elected, the Democratic can
didate sent a dispatch to Mr. Mc
Combs as follows:
"I deeply appreciate your telegram
and wish to extend to you and the
members of the campaign committee
my warm congratulations on the part
you have played in the organization
and conduct of a campaign fought
out upon essential issues.
"A great cause has triumphed. Ev
ery Democrat, and every true Pro
gressive of whatever alii:.nee, must
now lend his full force and enthu
siasm to the fulfillment of the people's
hope ?the establishment of tne peo
ple's right -s > that justice and prog
ress may go hand in hand."
This was Governor Wilson's first ut
terance of a public character after hid
acceptance of the reports that lie had
MRS. WO0DR0W WILSON'.
Wifo cf the Democratic Can
didate For the Presidency.
Recent Picture of the
Speaker of the House.
Photo by American Pres? Association.
New York for Wilson.
Woodrow Wilson was the choice of
the state of New York for president
by a plurality estimated at about 200,
000 from roturns received from nearly
every election district in the greater
city of New Yqjrk and from all but
500 of the 3,093 districts outside of
New York. \
I resident Taft lejd Colonel Roose
velt in the same districts by about
Congressman William Sulzer was
elected governor with a plurality es
timated at about 175,000 over Job E.
Hedges, the Republican nominee, who
in turn led Oscar Straus, candidate of
the Progressive party, by about 15,
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