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WIPP? THE BRiDE (('.?ii Inue.l from Sevemh Page.) his majority in his honv city lie was . .iir-fJ, i t.<i and altogether entertained a-. most eligibl. pirtl. H. piid assiduous court at many shnncs, but kept free of w gag.-ment . while tin- fair subjects of his devotion invariably married happily, lie < anv in W ashington nearly three years ago In.art an.I fancy fr?<\ Very natur nlly lie w as welcomed Into the set .if whi Ii th. Preslih tit's daughter iiail tl power to approve or disapprove. He has had I is own way from the start. The knowing 01 - predicted today's event nearly year ago, Kven to the least Informed it med certain since last spring, when the , President's .laughter was a gtiest at Rook- , wood the l.oiigworth place in Cincinnati, when Mr and Mrs. WtHlnffoid were her tost and hostess In the absence abroad of Mrs. NIchulls l.ongwnrth, sr. Representa tlve l.ougworth was the guide, the. escort, and very naturally was Included In most, if not all. of th. snapshot pictures made of Miss Koosevelt, whenever she appeared in public. There was plenty opportunity, for the weather favored outdoor hospitalities, and trips to the races, etc., were every-day features of 1 ? r stay. The personnel of the TaTt party to the Philippines formed an other strong argument to those who saw a wedding hs an Inevitable result of further i ompantonslilp during long, lazy days on the Pacific and the subsequent almost royal t Hiring of the party. O11I5 a suitable inter val lapsed after the return of the second section of the tourists, which was Miss Roosevelt's party, until the President and Mrs Roosevelt took all the world into their coi fide11. by announcing the engagement, following (his up a few days laUr by the date of 'lie wedding and the place of the ceremony. The Longworth Millions. "Pe foundation of the I,ongworlh fortune was as humble as that of nearlv all the ??.tier lurge accumulations of wealth In this >untv> It was made by Nicholas lamg wortli who, lorn In Newark. N J., In 17WJ. of strong Tory stock, which had '? aked and lost a fortune on the success of King George III. a -rived In Cincinnati In t tin early part of lHVt. His boyhood hid U-en spent In North Carolina and Its hard ?<;?tps had not made It attractive. He went hack to Jersey and then faced west, his most valuable asset being a letter of Intro duction to Judge Jacob Hurnet. the most important persi . nuge in Cincinnati, which was then a small cluster of settlers' cabins, huddled about i boat landing. wi ll acre-s of wretched sw im- s and ponds in the back ground Nicholas I.ongworth came to study law. which l.i'er he practiced successfully. He went back e.i?: to Ms old home for a wife and the fut ?n of the couple was that I of thousands of others, made up of hard work and self-deusal. but steadily successful In the acc umulation or wealth and the gain ing of an Important place and influence in Hie community Nicholas Laongworth al ways beUevei ('!;?. Innatl would become a great city, but his optimism was ra:her laughed at by his fellow-townsmen, as was Ids announced il?:t? r:nln?tion to aocept for his legal services land in payment of fees. The litigation til. u on hind Involved nearly everything I sight nd It* one traus ictlon ii which Ms fee was :wo copper stills and a dozen s ot ?? jugs, he exchanged these possession* for thirty-three acres of gtound whi ar. now near the site of the c ty hail. He retired from active tus ? In 1VJS when his home In the !h? ir???.? . ? section was in the midst of a '???lutiful garden, to wh'ch lie gave much pe: so ? .11 uttention, and where I ? h id gren -n. ?-- In raising Citiwbi grapes for wir... Ha hid many eccen tricities witli all lii.- business shrewdness, but foi yen s . verj Monday moiling his house was .istred 1?; the |?>or and alms distributed l i ilietn He died in 18ft!. Th? taxes he pi d hree y?jrs previous lo thit u? re only Wi.iKxi l 's tlian those |Miid by William \\ Astor. :iien the 1 irgest tax id} er in the 1'nlte.i Siites. His sort, Jo-<ph l.on.xwor- \ took u;> his father's business ifi'airs, but wltli a substantial fortune, which reunited little persoi <1 direction, he gave lUn's. If n > to travel. Hs taste was tor art and af..r he hid built ' Rookwood," 1 ?" adorn 1 I' v ita 'he treisure- he had col lected. tl. > ?;? .eel the Cincinnati art xt hool wit. S' ii.oxi, tx'-i,ies fine collection of pi -lures. II - .ree sisters we <? Mary, who mattivd Jo :n I . Stettlnus. and Cather ine. who mitrlel i.irz Anderson, brother J of Ma J. Anderson, hero of Fort Sumter. of their .'hlldten K. L, P. P., J. I... Charles at.<f DavH C. Anderson survive as the old est living generation of a family as noted in Ohio as the iaingworUui. The thltd 'INTE and e>R1DGEt daughter. Eliza, married F. J. Flagg, but they left no heirs. More Family History. Joseph Longworth's wife was Miss Annie Reeves, arid they had three children, a son. I.,andon, who died In early manhood; a daughter, Maria, the wlte ot Bellamy Storer, United States ambassador to Aus tria, and Nicholas Longworth, father of the happy bridegroom of today. Mrs. Storer's first husband was George Ward Nichols, a great patron of music, or ganizer of the May festivals, and one of the founders of the Cincinnati College or Music. By her first marriage Mrs. Storer has two children- Minnie, wife of Marquis Pierre de Chambrun, the head of his fam ily, and Joseph Nichols. Nicholas I.ong worth succeeded to the headship of ttio family by the death of his father In 18&5. lie studied law. and although he died in middle life, he had attained a place on the bench. His pleasures he took out of doors. In a combination of houseboat and river steamer he took large parties of friends with him. and explored ail the tributaries of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. He was an amateur photographer of great ability. When he died in 1S90 he was a member of Gov. Koraker's slalf, and it was while at tending the inauguration of the latter's successor that he cont!acted pneumonia, to which he rapidly succumbed. Ills widow maintains her Cincinnati home, Kookwood, another on the Masachusetts north shore, where Miss Roosevelt has been entertained, and since her son came to Congress has presided over his home here each winter. Mayflower Stock. Mr. I.ongworth's maternal grandfather was Judge Timothy Walker, who was in the seventh generation of descent from Elder William Brewster, who came to this country in lti^O in the ship Mayflower; who was the spiritual leader, chief civil ad viser and trusted guide of the Pilgrims and the early colonists, and who was foremost among the founders of the history of this country. Mr. Longworth is an exceptionally well dressed man. He Is five feet eight inches high, with a round, good-natured face. His head is half ba!d. His investments fron his income are said to have been extremely successful, so that he has already a com fortable fortune, with a large one in pros pect some day. He n a member of tlie Metropolitan. Alibi and Chevy Chase clubs of this city, and also of the (Ju?en City and Blaine clubs of Cincinnati, the Colum bus Club of Columbus and the Somerset of Boston, besides one or two shooting clubs. Kstirtiates of the value of the I,ongworth fortune vary. A conservative one places the realty alone as worth two millions. Its bulk remains in Mrs. Longworth's name, lut each year sh* has transferred different parcels to her children. East year the trans fers recorded exceeded thirty. The entire holding represents one of the largest Cin cinnati fortunes. Home of the Future. Rookwood, which is likely to be ths home of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas I.ongworth after th-' death of the mother of the former, Is an old mansion of colonial style, located on gtounds 100 acres In extent. The residence faces Grandln road. East Walnut Hills, j Cincinnati. The grounds consist of rolling meadow land and groves of native forest trees brok en by tanbark walks and hard gravel drives. Rustic bridges span the ravines of the open fields. Greenhouses, stables and kennels ale built on generous lines. The pfcice is a part of the cow pasture the tirst Nicholas bought from Judge Bur net more than three-quarters of a century ngo. and was considered worth a million and a half dollars before the former died. On it is a small one and a half story frame house that the founder built for himself b< fore he had acquired great wealth. It is preserved as it was then. The rustic fenee in front Incloses beds <?f marigolds and as tera, nd in the garden in the rear flourish veteran stalks of thyme, hoar hound and other medicinal herbs. THE TENTH WEDDING TO TAKE PLACE IN THE HISTORIC WHITE HOUSE. The coupie today was the t-n'.h married ut.act the Wiiite House roof, but only one ether marriage ceremony his ever before iken place in the east room, that of Nellie Grant, daughter of President Grant, and Algernon Charles Frederick Sartoris, which occurred in May of 1874. The Secretary of State. Mr. Hamilton Fish, and Sir Edward Thornton, then British minister, who dhxl only a short time ago. were the official wit nesses of this Internaticnai ceremony, zitp of the bridesmaid. Miss Allna Porter, now Mrs. Charles Campbell, resides here. Some of the others whose names revive recol lections of the then best known families were Miss Fish, daughter of the Secretary of State; Miss Minnie Sherman and Miss Barnes, a cousin of the bride. The cere mony took place at 11 o'clock, and only several hundred persons were witnesses. The flrst marriage recorded In fhe White House was that of Miss- Todd of Philadel phia. a cousin of Mrs. Madison, who mar ried a young member of Congress. John G. Jackson of Virginia. The ceremony was in the red room. The second bride was Maria, second daughter of President Mon roe. who- married In 1820 Samuel L. Gou veneur of New York In the blue room. John Adams, son of President Adams, was also married there, his bride being Miss Helen Jackson. After that there was an International event In the union of Miss Lewis of Tennessee, a daughter of an old friend of President Jackson, and Mr. Pageot, a secretary of the French legation, ' who was afterward made a minister. The fifth White House bride was Miss Eaton, a niece, of President Jackson, w.ho married Mr. Polk of Tennessee. The marriage of President Tyler's daugh ter to Mr. William Waller of Virginia oc curred in the -blue room January 31, 1842. It was a brilliant evening event. Seven administrations passed t>y, from Polk to Grant, before the old mansion was a^aln graced by a bride. Mr. and Mis. Sartorls drove off from the White House, to begin their honeymoon. In a landau drawn by four horses. Presi dent and Mrs. Grant usually drove behind four horses, so this equipage was not an un usual compliment to pay their daughter. President and Mrs. Hayes celebrated their silver wedding In the White House, and the niece of the former. Miss Emily Piatt, was married there In 1878 to Gen. Russell Hast ings. The marriage of President Cleveland and Miss Frances Folsom took place In the blue room on th? evening of June 2, 1H80. Only a few relatives of the couple, the members of the cabinet and wives and Private Sec cr<>tary and Mrs. I^amont were present. The bride and her mother had been the guests of the President and his sister. Miss Rose Elisabeth Cleveland, for the day previous. Th- couple descended the west stairway to gether, the Marine Band playing the wed ding march. Rev. Byron Sunderland p?r formed the marriage ceremony. Very elab orate decorations of flowers were In eacti room. A collation followed before the de parture of the President and his bride for Deer Park, where they spent a few quiet days undisturbed by visitors. An outline of what was to occur and later what did happen was given to the press by Mr. Lamont, and the newspapers printed columns. The feminine chroniclers of news, at least the best known of them, made better descriptions from Interviews, very freely given by the cabinet women after they left the White House that night, when they also displayed the-large white satin boxes containing the wedding cake and other souvenirs of the supper table. There was no list of wedding presents then available, any more tlmn now, the opinion of the good taste Involved being similar. Tlie members of the cabinet each present ed the bride a gift, nearly all being jeweled articles. The night of the wedding every church hell chime rang for nearly an hour, steam whistles were heard above the din and the streets were thronged. Notes. Between Speaker Cannon and Represen tative l.ong-worth there exists a special friendship?quite that of chums. Several days before the announcement of the en gagement. the two men met. The younger Lad come to tell the news, but the older had heard of It In advance. The Speaker threw up one hand as he said "Guilty!" and the other responted with both hands up in the air?"guilty." When Miss Roosevelt was on the Philip pine trip a stop was made, at an army post in the Interior, where only the faintest > touches of civilisation had reached In the AN AMPLE INTERIOR. way of providing creature comforts. Tlie officers gave uip the use of the best they had. but that best was Just about the crudest possible. There was a roof over j their heads and the shack had sides, but j the description does not need any further detail. Miss Roosevelt concealed her amazement, if she had any, over the hum ble quarters assigned her and was the happiest of the party while they stayed, never indulging In the faintest criticism or suggestion that she was not as luxuri ously housed as she ever was in her life. She seemed to leave the place with great regret. For once at *a great occasion at the White House the glory of the diplomats so far as apparel was concerned did not enter into the function. No court, military or naval uniforms were worn, an the ambassadors and ministers were invited In their personal capacity. If a contrary view was possible it would have changed the event from the seml-prlvate distinction It will have In history to the full blaze of a public function. There was complete demoralization of work among the Treasury department clerks for an hour or more before and after the wedding. Every window on the west side of the building was occupied by a half dozen or more female clerks, and there was intense excitement, far mora than in the wedding party. It was impossi ble to get a view of the wedding scene from the Treasury windows, though. Al though the White House window near which the wedding took place Is in full view of most of the Treasury windows and It would have been possible to have seen the whole ceremony with glasses, the White House window was covered on the outside with a heavy green cloth. There was hardly a female clerk in the Treasury Department who was able to do a line of work while the preparations for the. wedding were in progress. PLACE OF HONEYMOON WILL FIRST GO TO FRIENDSHIP ON TENLEYTOWN ROAD. This afternoon Representative and Mrs. Longworth will go. if they have not already started, to the country place of Mr. John R. McLean on the Tenleytown road Just above Georgetown. The house la onlg one of a number of country houses that were offered for their use, but It was the one selected for a number of reasons. It Is In the summer one of the show places of Washington. There are eighty acres of land, most of It still wild, but cleared and brought under partial subjection to the landscape gardener. Only a comparatively small space about the house Itself has been converted Into anything like a convention*] garden. This is the area of the- old-fash ioned garden, with box walks over a hun dred years old that were planted when the place was fir#t built. This Is a beautifully quiet and secluded spot. Looking out from another of the exits from the house, there is a small stretch of grass and gravel walks and a beautiful marble-rimmed arti ficial pond surrounded by statuary and the whole Inclosed by a tall cedar hedge. The house itself is over a hundred years old?that Is, the original portion of It?but It has been added to and built around till it* is now from the outside an irregular aggregation of cream-colored brick and frame buildings back a considerable dis tance from the road, but still with one cor ner in plain sight. Aside from the culti vated gardens mentioned, the house is sur rounded by tall forest trees and on the north is cleared for a fe>? acres, park fash ion. To the south there Is a big sweep of lawn or field, big as several polo fields, where the horses are exercised and jumpers are trained. There are a number of pretty drives and walks about the pfece, and the whole la shut In from the road by a high stone and Iron wall and with two big gates that can be closed at neea and that will be kept shut while the place Is occupied by the young bridal couple. Inside the rambling old house everything Is as dainty and cozy as It possibly could be. The Interior has been modernized In striking contrast to the exterior, ard open Ores, radiators, electric lights and masses of flowers have made it as charming a re treat as possibly could be found. It Is largely because of the material comfort of the home, as well aa Its convenient location, that It was selected from among a number of places offered. This will not be the first bridal couple that the old house has entertained In com paratively recent years. It was placed at the disposal of Mary loiter when she be came Lady Curzon, and was afterward the honeymoon retreat of Oompte de Sevres when he married Miss O'Donnell, the niece of John Carroll. The Flight to "Friendship." The flight of the I,ongworth's to "Friend ship." as Mr. McLean's place is known, was accompanied with a good deal of secrecy, made necessary by the persistent Inquiries from all sorts and conditions of people as to what was to become of the couple after the marriage. There Is a certain section of the public, and It Includes some newspaper correspond ents of the yellow type, who always want to push their Inquiries concerning notable peo ple to the point where legitimate interest becomes Impertinence. This, of course, held true about Mr. and Mrs. Longworth. The most tentative arrangements for the wed ding had not been made before It was set tled offhand by a good many pipers and people that they were going south to spend their honeymoon In Florida. Kven the train on which they were to leave Washington was selected, and there were several stopping places mapped out for them en route. The private car In which they were to travel was selected, but unfortunately there were, ac cording to rumor, half a dozen different cars In which they were going. One report had It that 8enator Elkins' private car had been placed at their disposal, and another that a new car, the "Republic," which was making its first trip out. had been set apart for them. To add to the interest of the situation there are several private cars waiting on the vfdlngs around Washington lust at this time, any one of which might l>e utilized, and all of these were watched by a small force of amateur detectives. The wedding ceremony was hardly over before there were a lot of scouts posted at ? all the entrances to the White House grounds, no one being allowed Inside. All were waiting for the coupli- to come out. and ready sleuths were to track them to the particular car they were to board. Un fortunately. toward the last, conflicting ru mors had arisen as to the destination of the private car. There were stories that It was going straight through to Florida, oth- | ers that It was not going south at all, hut j that It 'would take them north to Quebec and Montreal. Now, considering that Mr. Longworth's pairs In the House have only been arranged till March 4, It was not like- j ly that the couple would go very far or stay J very long. But that did not figure In the i calculations of the sleuths. Every carriage that left the White House ; grounds from the time the ceremony was over was closely scrutinized, if not for the j faces of the fleeing couple, then for white ribbons, rice or old shoes that might give a 1 clue to the inmates. Unfortunately for the alert watchers, there were half a dozen broughams in the carriage park and as they all looked alike and it was almost impossi ble to tell who was Inside them, tiie run aways had their own choice of time and placc to slip away unnoticed. It is likely by the time this gets Into the hands of The Star's readers that the escape will have been safely made, and Mr. and Mrs. Long worth will be taking their wedding supper In one of ' the prettiest country place* around Washington, It la quite possible that later Mr. and Mrs. Longworth may take a trip couth. It Is understood that Mr. Henry M. F! igler has placed his house near St. Augustine at their disposal and wher. they are ready to leave Washington they probably will go to Florida for a short stay. After that they may or may not make a tour of the world, as it has been suggested they will do. The plans of the young pair are not that far advanced. GROWTH OF GOVERNMENT. Address by Senator Clapp Before Men's Club. "The Growth of the Government" was the subject of an address by Senator Moses E. Clapp of Minnesota before the Men's Club of the Klrst Congregational Church at the monthly meeting held last evening In the parlors of the church. Mr. Leonard Garver. president of the club, presided over the meeting and Introduced Senator Clapp, who. he said, was one of the brainy men of the greatest deliberative body on earth. Sen ator Clapp said in part: "A short time ago I had the pleasure of listening to Mr. Justice Brewer of the Su preme Court, who made an address In this room, and at that time the learned justice spoke with emphasis of the relation of the citizen to the government. "Some governments are made to fit. There are two great events in ihe history ot the world?the advent of Christianity and the Declaration of Independence. History weaves Its events together." Senator Clapp then said It took a long time for Christianity to take root. It had languished after the time of Christ, but later, when the barbarian came face to face with It. it became the power that It is In the present day. The speaker then talked at length upon the free government. He said that democracy must be held In check, and explained that when he spoke of democ racy ?he used the general term, and not the party one. The great thing, said Senator Clapp. is to hold the power subject to the will of the people. lie said that in the beginning of this country the leaders of the country were the ablest. Their efforts, he said, to keep the word "nation" from the Consti tution were vigorous. The work of the fa thers was to have the state and general government separate. "When the Louisiana purchase was made Napoleon declared that the country would be the upbuilding ground of one of the greatest nations of the earth. The cjuestlon of state rights was settled after even Wis consin In IKS!) had voted for It. "The word nation was written." declared Senator Clapp, "when the troops of Lee faded away from Appomattox to begin the quiet life they had left." Continuing, the speaker called attention to the great work of Chief Justice Marshall, who, after Jay had refused to take up the mantle of the office, declaring the power was so limited, had carried things so suc cessfully. The growth of the*executive power was the last subject discussed. Senator Clapp said the power of the President was but tne logical outcome of government and the pop ular tendency. He declared that ttie Resi dent Is known as the leader of legislation, and that many believe the formation of the laws was begun at the executive offlue. ROCKVILLE AND VICINITY. General and Personal News of Mont gomery County. SpecUl Correnpomlenci' of The Star. ROCKVILLE. Md.. February 17, 1SJ08. Miss Linda Griffith of Goshen, this coun ty, and Mr. Charles Julian Reich of Tryon. N. C.. were married Thursday at the home of Mr. Edwin Waters, a relative of the bride, at Goshen. The officiating minister ; was Rev. J. H. Balthls of the M. E. Churcli ' South at Frederick. Miss Venda Griffith ' of I>aytonsville was maid of honor, and Mr. Philemon H. Griffith of Baltimore best man. Misa Klla Plummer of Washington Grove rendered the wedding marches. Fol lowing a wedding breakfast, Mr. and Mrs. Reich left for their future home at Tryon. Among those pfesent were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Griffith. .Mr. and Mi*. MeCCbbin Waters, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Waters. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Griffith, Mr. and Mrs. Mc Cubbin Waters. Jr. Mrs. William B. Mob ley, Mrs. Joseph M. -Wood. Mrs. Corbett, Misses Martha Jones, Ellen Plummer. Louise Woods, Virginia Rlggs, Louise Kiggu, Mamie Waters, Messrs. Ottjr H. Griffith. William Griffith. Uriah II. W. Grif fith. William Hoffman and Philemon H. Griffith. Delegate Walter C. Carroll has introduced in the legislature a bill incorporating the Montgomery Title and Trust Company of Montgomery county. Th>- Incorporators named are Messrs. Walter A. Johnston, Robert G. Hilton, Enos C. Keys, H. Clinton Allnutt, Homer Guerry, T. Conrad Dodge and Eugene Jones. The capital stock Is 1100,000, divided Into shares of $.? each. The principal office of the company must be at Hockville. The Ixiyal Temperance Legion of Rock vllle yesterday presented the Rockvllle High School with a picture of Miss Frances E. Willard. Mrs. Mary Haslup, president of the state W. C. T. U., made the presen tation address and the Klft was accepted by Prof. Cooke D. Euckett, principal of the Institution. The exercises were attended by the pupils and a number of the citizens of Rockvllle. M rs. William T. Brown of Chestertown. Md.. is \ lsltlng her father. Mr. John G. England, at this place. A license to marry has been Issued by the clerk of the circuit court here to Mr. Ar thur Benjamin Franklin Hill and Miss Myrtle Amelia Redden, both of the vicinity of Cropley. this county. Mr. Bralnard H. Warner on February 22 will present a flag to the Rockvllle High School. It is expei-ted that Gov. Warfleld will attend. Rev. Morgan Morgan-Jones, rector of the Episcopal Church at Brookland, Tuesday evening lectured in the Sunday school room of Christ Episcopal Church here on "The History of the Church " ALARMS SOUNDED. Girl Whose Dress Caught Fire Pain fully Burned. Theola Howard, colored, three years of age, while alone at her home. 1111 6th street, yesterday afternoon accidentally fell against a stove. Her dress IgnMed and the child's screams were heard by Mrs. Annie Earkins, who occupies a room in the house Mrs Earkins broke open the door and extinguished the flames, but not before the little girl had been severely burned. She was taken to the Children's Hospital for treatment. The clothing of one of the members of the De Wolf Hopper company was de stroy#d about 3 o'clock this morning in a slight blaze in dressing room No. 7 of the Belasco Theater. While making his rounds Walter Glbbs. the night watchman, discov ered a fire in the dressing room mentioned An alarm was turned In from box 1M? and the engines responded. The prompt work of the watchman, however, resulted in the flames being soon extinguished, with only about $10 loss. The cause of the fire Is not known. Two false alarms of fire were turned In j from the same locality and within a short | time of each other last evening. The boxes pulled were No. at 4th and 'I streets, and No. 1:1 at 3th and P streets. The po I lice are looking for the offenders. DIED AT ADVANCED AGE. Fatal Injuries Received in Fire Near Fort Washington. Thomas Chapman, an aged colored man. reputed to be al>out 110 years of age, died in the post hospital at Fort Washington yesterday from injurh s received in the burning of his cabin alHiut a week ago The old inan lived in a little one-story shack, on the edge of the Hart Farm 1 School in the rear of the fort, and was employed in doing what odd Job* he could about the school farm. The cabin wa-? discovered on fire one night last week, and an alarm was sounded at the fort. The soldiers were sent to ex tinguish the flames, and they found the old man In the burning building unable to help himself, and badly burned. He was taken to the post hospital, and the army surgeons did a.I they could for him. but old age and the shock combined was too great to be overcome, and. as slated, he died yesterday mom lag Exactly how old Thomas Chapman was no one knows, but from his conversation, and the recollection of the oldest people In that section of Maryland. It Is believed that the claim that he was 113 years of age is not far from being correct. Chapman was afctlve and was at work. It Is stated, the day of the Incident that resulted In his death.