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became the next mistress at the
white house, many women who
have so much enjoyed Mrs. Taft's
bridge parties which were per
haps the most informal of all
given during the last few years
will miss her very much.
Mrs. Taft is not generally given
credit for her wit, among her
other accomplishments, but at a
dinner in Washington just before-
the family left for Beverly, she
carried off the honors to the
amusement of all the guests pres
ent. A noted French traveler was
so absorbed in boasting about the
politeness of1 his countrymen that
he failed to catch the bored ex
pression that spread over the
faces of those around him. "Ze
French," he drawled, "are ze
politest people in ze world. Zat
is acknowledged everywhere.
You Americans are remarkable,
but you cannot excel ze French
in politeness. Surely you must
admit zat." He continued his line
of conversation for some time,
until Mrs. Taft took it upon her
self to rescue her guests from
boredom, so she said significantly,
as she smiled sweetly: "Certain
ly, we admit it. Our politeness
requires us to."
More than the wife of any other
presidential nominee, I think
Mrs. Taft would like to live in the
white house for the next four
years. Outside her ambition for
her husband she has many ambi
tions for herself, which her ill
health in the last two years has
precluded her carrying out, .and
she impresses one with the idea
that the defeat of her husband
will mean a great personal disap
pomtment to herself as well:
TEDDY HOME IN BED '
Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay,
Oct 22. Theodore Roosevelt is
resting in his own bed here today.
The gates into the Sagamore
Hill estate are locked and bolted,
No one is allowed to enter.
Mrs. Roosevelt herself is
watching over the Colonel and
seeing to it that no intruder gets
to see him.
The physicians in attendance!
on the Colonel have decreed ab-
solute rest. They say that is thef
only way he may hope for recov-t
The physicians arranged tof
have the Colonel dodge the greatii
crowds of fellow-townsmen who'
were awaiting his arrival lastly
night and rushed torn direct to his-:
The Colonel today perhaps forf
the first time is realizing thqf
seriousness of his wound. The
railroad journey from Chicago-
tired him out completely.
The physicians, while prescrib
ing absolute rest and quiet, are
not pessimistic. None seens to
entertain doubt that the Colonel
will recover completely.
The complete rest edict is to
last for one week. If he gets that
week, the physicians say, he may i
be able to speak in Madisoix.1
Square Garden October 30.
Stranger Do you know where
Mr. Brown lives in this street?
Mrs. Brown Mr. Brown's
dead, sir, but I'm his remains, f