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'WASHINGTON, WHERE THE FIRST 1
INAUGURAL BALL WAS HELD
A Washington dispatch says: It is
? hard to picture Washington at the
? time of the first inaugural ball was
1 held over a century ago in Long's
hotel on Capitol hill. The national
capital was then not much more than
a little muddy Virginia village. Such
a thiug as a paved street was un
known. Trolley cars had never been
dreamed of. Instead of the thousands
of automobiles which the city boasts
of today, there were then a few, not
in the least, stately coaches and four.
Mules furnished most of the locomo
tive power. Drivers and coachmen
were black. James Madison was
the first president to countenance the
idea of a night social celebration at
inauguration time. Needless to re
mark, the tiny capital became a flut
ter when he reached this important
decision. At any rate the greatest
preparations were made for this un
usual function. Letters were dis
patched by the first post to New York
to summon extra fiddlers. It was then
a stage coach journey which occupied
fully seven days each way.
Taverns and boarding houses were
few. and when guests began to arrive
from far away Baltimore and Phila
delphia, the hostelries were taxed as
they never had been before. Dolly
Madison was the belle of the ball.
Those who had the good fortune to
see her on that occasion never for
The ball was opened gloriously as
the band struck up "Jefferson's
March," in honor of the retiring pres
ident. Jefferson was one of the big 1
figures at the gathering. He spent
fully two hours mingling among the
guests with President Madison. There
was such a crowd, and it was so hot, 1
that window panes were broken by 1
the gallants so that their ladies might
have air and some comfort in danc- 1
I ing when the assemblage thinned out
i a little. The party came to end pre- 1
' cisely at midnight, because the next
day was Sunday.
The scene of the second inaugural
ball was at the Davis hotel, on the
site of the present Metropolitan hotel,
near Sixth street and Pennsylvania
avenue; President Monroe's brilliant
; ball was also held there. The event '
was not celebrated in 1821. but four i
i year later there was a memorable re- i
ception in the Assembly hall, located '
i at Eleventh street.
On acocunt of mourning for his <
wife, there were no festivities at An- i1
drew Jackson's first inauguration. <
When he was re-elected there was an i
1 elaborate function in Masonic hall, at 1
Pennsylvania avenue and Four-and
One-Half street. 1
There were two balls for President i
Van Buren in 1S37. One was an ex- <
elusive affair at Carusi's and the other i
was an assembly. Mr. Van Buren <
only went to the first. William Hen
ry Harrison went Van Buren one bet
ter in 1841, and had three balls. He
slighted none. So tar as anybody re
members, Polk did not attend either
of the two bulls given in his honor.
Zacli Taylor's inauguration was cel
ebrated by three balls. He went to
all. No halls were big onough to
hold them so temporary structures
were erected especially for the occas
ion In Judiciary square, which is just
back of *he present pension olllcc.
There was too much sorrow in Wash
ington for any gayety In 1853. Mrs.
Pierce, wife of the new chief execu
tive, had been seriously injured In
a railroad wreck. Young Pierce, the
president's son, died as a result of
The Buchanan Ball.
Another temporary structure was
erected in Judiciary square for the
Buchanan ball in 1857. Four years
later the same preparations were
made for the inauguration of Abra
ham Lincoln. Times were far too
troublous for such frivolous things,
and the ball was a failure, because
Lincoln did not attend. He came to
the next, however. That was in 1865,
and the sorrow of the nation was just
beginning to lift. The ball w.-.s held
in the model room of the patent office,
and it was the first time that a gov
ernment building had been used for
that puspose. President Lincoln re
mained about an hour.
What is now known as the banking
room of the treasury was utilized for
the first Grant ball. It was not a
quarter as large as the assembly room
of the leading hotel in Washington
today, and there was a frightful crush.
For President Grant's second ball, at
the time of his re-election, a huge
structure was erected in Judiciary
square. There was a blizzard, and
the place could not be heated. An up
roar was raised because of the $20 ad
mission tickets. There had been
enough indignation when at some
previous balls $10 had been charged.
Possibly that was the reason there
was no dancing when President Hayes
was inaugurated in 1877.
Mr. Taft May Attend.
It would not surprise those who have
followed the personal relations o ft he
two men, if President Taft would re
main in Washington to attend the in
augural bal lof his successor. During
the heat of the campaign, following
one oi Colonel Roosevelt's attacks
on President Taft, it will be remember
ed that Gov. Wilson spoke in the high
?st terms of the president. This has
not been forgotten by Mr. Taft. Fol
lowing the last inauguration. President
Roosevelt went directly to his train,
but in this instance Mr. and Mrs. Taft
might be persuaded to remain in spite
af the difference in political faith be
tween the President and his Demo
How Will Turkey Be Carved
London, Jan. S.?Lucien Wolf, in i
The Graphic, discusses the question, t
"How Will Turkey Be Carved?" He c
says the remaking of the Near East 1
by the diplomatists is likely to prove |l
a far more protracted business than 11
its destruction by the soldiers has \
been, adding: J (
"The first stage will, perhaps, be i
simple cno;.gh, seeing that it will deal j
; only with the question of how much c
j of European Turkey is to be left in y
! the possession of the Sultan. On this s
head we have already suffered a pro- 1
| gressive disillusionment. At first we (
all talked glibly of 'bag and baggage.' I
Islapi was at length to be pitchforked I
into its native Asia. The ardent im- i
agination of Mr. Garvin experienced
no difficulty in picturing King Ker- i
, dinand as celebrating a Greek mass i
in St. Sophia, although he happens to j
he a Roman Catholic, while his sub- ,
jects are all under the ban of the <
"Then some of the dirticulties of tho i
Constantinople question began to i
dawn upon the people, and it was al- i
lowed that the Sultan might remain ]
on the Bosphorus, but only with a i
sort of back garden, limited by the :
Tchatalja lines. Now it looks as If
this limitation would not be main
tained, and that something like the
trace of the San Stefano treaty might
be adopted. That is. of course, only
in regard to Constantinople and its
hinter land. There is no chance of
the other concessions of San Stefano
?Salonika, Thessaly, Epirus, and Al
"The arrangement is not unreas
' onable. Once it is admitted that there
. is no alternative to the Turk at Con
| stantinople you must give him elbow
?ooiii, and this for two reasons. In
lie first place he has yet a good deal
>f fight in him, and to overcome him
>y force would he costly and might
end to fresh diplomatic complica
ions. In the second place a frontier
vhicli would place Constantinople un
ler the guns of the Bulgarians could
iot be permanent, and would be a per
ictual source of danger to the peace
)f the Near East. Moreover, the
vhole region is predominantly Mus
sulman, and, provided Bulgaria gets
ler outlet on the Aegean at Kacvalla,
she may well be thankful not to be
jurdened with so large an alien popu
ation. On this point, then, there is
iot likely to be any difficulty.
"The real perplexity will come af
lerward when the division of the re
maining territories among the allies
s to be determined and the whole ad
justed in accordance with the inter
ests of the great powers.
"It is possible that these questions
ire already cut and dried and that
the whole peace problems will be
solved without a hitch. If that be so,
I can only say that the parties con
cerned have dissembled their har
mony very successfully.
"While it is probable that peace be
tween Turkey and the allies will of
fer no insuperable difficulties, it is
very doubtful whether the settlement
between the allies themselves will be
equally easy, or that it will assure a
solid peace to the Balkans. But the j
point that I wish particularly to em
phasize is that the European situa
tion, in relation to the Balkan prob
lem. is in all essentials as grave to
day as it was ten days ago. All the
so-called symptoms of improvement
are only so many make-believes."
ORPHEUS CLUB CHORUS
The Orpheus Club Male Chorus will
meet on Thursday evening, at 8 o'
clock at the school house. All
strangers, and residents who have not
heretofore attended, are cordially in
vited to be present. 2t.
Subscribe for The Empire.
ODD FELLOWS?TAKE NOTICE
Installation of officers elected for
the ensuing term, Thursday Jan. D.
Refreshments will be served after the
installation. Let every Odd Fellow
who can, attend.
L. F. JONES, D.D.G.M. 2t.
Job Printing at The Empire Office.
NEW ORPHEUM TO
OPEN JANUARY 13
Juneau's new amusement palace,
the Orph'eum Theatre- and it is a pal
ace?Is to be formally opened Mon
day night Jan. 13. The finishing
touches are now being given to the
Interior of the splendid little play
house By Saturday night everything
will be done leaving Sunday and Mon
day for rehearsals.
The Douglas Orpheum will be closed
on Monday night and the entire force
will appear nt the Juneau house prom
ising an entertainment such as Juneau
has not enjoyed for many, many days.
This little playhouse Is without
doubt the finest in Alaska at the pres
ent time. Everything is modern and 4
up-to-the-minute in construction and *j
detail. Best rooms are provided for <1
women and children. A spectial bal- <
cony?really the best view In the Jj
house?for native patrons, is reached <
by steps near each of the main en- L1
tries. The floor has a gentle slope and ' J [
comfortable aisles between the sec-M1
tions of opera chairs 011 the main floor. <1
The building was constructed with a | i
view to the possible addition of box-1 J'
es along either wall elevated above <1
the main floor. The seating capacity 41
at present Is 300. ^
The stage is broad and ample. Th > -
dressing rooms are equipped with hot
and cold water. The orchestra pit Is
large enough for an augmented or
chestra. The building has steam heat.
Four exits guarantee saftey from pan
ic or other alarming circumstances.
More than thirteen years ago John
T. Splckett, manager of the Orpheum
Amusement Company, was broke. He
took a job on the thirteenth of the
month, writing insurance. The first
day he wrote 13 policies and when he
reached his hotel asked for room .
13. lie has always had as much as! -
13 dollars since that lucky day, hence',!
the fondness for 13 and the sentimen- ?1
tal reason for opening on January 13. ..
FIRST LEGISLATURE MAY :
MEET IN NEW ORPHEUM :
It has been suggested that the Or- \
pheum theatre would be a suitable '
place for the Territorial legislature to <
hold its sessions, if, providing it can
be secured. [
The theatre building has many ?
apartments on the upper floor that
would be suitable for committee [
rooms. The building is convenient- 1 ?
ly reached and would be very comfort- . >
Of course the theatre has but one ;;
auditorium. The house could meet ? ?
here and the Senate having but eight ! !
members will not require so large ] [
a place for regular work, and can eas- ? 1
lly be provided for, while all joint ses- . ,
slons could be held in the theatre and- \ ]
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