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THE TIMBB FOUNDED liM. WHOLE NUMBER 18,656. RICHMOND, VA., TUESDAY, JUNE 20,1911. THD WEATHER TO-DAY?Fair. PRICE TWO CENTS After Weary Months, Work of Recovering Bodies Begins. MANY RELICS ARE PICKED UP Some Articles in Good State of Preservation, but Army En? gineers Are Astonished at Deterioration of Swords and Other Steel Objects Caused by Salt Water. Havana. June 10.?'With the first dls tovory this morning of some human fragments, the work of exploring the hull of the Maine for the primary purpose of recovering and giving honorable sepulchre to the bodies of her crew -was at last begun, after many weary months of preliminary work. While workmen were clearing the spar deck between the after and en? gine-room superstructure In the Im? mediate vicinity of the after port side turret they found bones of a right foot enclosed In the ragged remnant of a shoe and nearby the bones of a forearm, the hand being missing. All were blackened, possibly from fire, and dec-ply encrusted with a coral growth. No hope of Identification was offered except that the shoe suggest? ed that the wearer prohabiy was cither an officer, a mess attendant or a mem? ber of the marine guard, i.le blue? jackets in tropical service habitually going barefoot. Further exploration In that portion of the ship did not reveal anything which might assist In the Identification. The remains were reverently placed in a receptacle on board the United States collier Leonldas. A search of the spar deck and offi? cers' quarters superstructure resulted In the discovery of a paper-covered novel. In which the owner's name on tue title page was Illegible, a pair of binoculars, much corroded, two rain? coats, a barrel of bottled mineral water and a quantity ot porcelain be? longing to the captains and the ward? room messes, it was noticeable that the rubber articles withstood, well the action of the water. All metalic ob? jects were reduced to unidentlfable masses of black oxlode. To Fourteen Feel. The water level - had been lowered at nightfall to fourteen feet, leaving visible all the spar deck from the stern to the forepart of the engine room superstructure on the port s'de The latter deck Is badly bulged, and apparently the side of the ship undei this, Including the armor belt, was bloxvn outward, which probably re? sulted In the explosion of the main after magazine. This evening, the after part of the vessel. Including the officers' quarters, had been for the most part cleared of mud apd debris. The dead lights of the main deck on the alter port side are visible, but a view of the Inner Is obscured by masses of mud. By morn? ing the water level will be reduced to fifteen feet, when pumping will be suspended. The exposed portion will then be freed from marine growth and further exploration of the inner por? tion will be possible. Pumping out the cofferdam about tho ship goes on slowly,'the army engi? neers in charge giving most of their attention to the condition of the dam which is In excellent shape. Water from a hose was played on tho mud on the spar deck and the surface was well cleaned off. Engineers who explored the exposed, parts of the vessel found on entering the after superstructure a quantity of dishes laid out on the mess table. Many of them were un? washed, and gave indications of having been left by mess attendants, whr were surprised at their evening men' when the explosion occurred. The ofil cers, of course, had finished their niea' long before, as tho explosion was aftei 8 o'clock. On clearing off the spar deck an ammunition box was found lust att of the port turret, which conlaineo, besides a full complement of ammuni? tion, clips for hand rifles and several hand swords. Steel Swords Eaten Away. . The lead and brass of the. cartridges were little Injured, but the steel swords practically were eaten away by the salt water, which the engineers take as an indication of the condition of the en? tire hull. Officers' dress swords in scabbards were found leaning against the starboard wall of the deckhouse, with the leather in good shape, but with the steel so badly eaten tnat it fell apart when picked up. The engineers were astonished that the. steel should so deteriorate In tlu water, and the only explanation ifl galvanic action. Several electric bulbs are said to have been found whole, which, with the fact that the crockery was un? broken on the mess table, Indicates that the explosion was not felt to any extent aft. General Bixby expocted to depart for the United States to-dny, and an attempt was made to pump as much as possible, hefore he started. inc outlook now Is that the pumping will go on slowly but steadily till tho cof? ferdams Is all unwatered. Belles From the Mnlne Wreck. Ntw York, .I'.r.n If-.-?m> b>?:i/d t^ie steamer Bays mi, of the Ward Line, the first set of relics taken from tho wreck of the battleship < Maine arrived in Brooklyn yestord'iy. and were ci-vicd to Governors Island, wher-j they will rcir-ln lr, the Wir museum tint'l (?!': d'.-s for their llnil dlspos'tlon ; :Jru Issued, The object of greatest Interest In the first consignment was a part of tho foremast, about fifty feet long. It was lashed to tho dock of the Bayahio. and proved to be an object of unend'ng Interest to the passengers. REACHES SIA6E OF OPEN REVOLT Republican Opposition to Reciprocity in Sen? ate Intense. STILL CONCEDED BILL WILL P.AS^ Whole Tariff System May Be Overthrown If Anger of North westerners Is Not Cooled. They Predict Crash of Old Style Protection? ism. Washington, Juno 19.?Republican opposition to the Canadian reciprocity bill In the Senate reached the stage of open revolt to-day. Led by Senator Ulxon, of Montana, who again failed In his demand for an explanation or a speech In favor of the bill from somt of the Republican leaders who cham-. fdon the measure, the Republican op? ponents declared that If the bill passed many Republicans would Join the Dem? ocrats In an attempt to lower the duties on all manufactured products. "When the corner-stone is pulled out of the system of protective tariff," said Sc-natov Dlxon; "when the farmer's products are thrown Into a free mar? ket while his purchases continue to be protected, there are many good protectionists In the Republican ranks here who will vote to have the duties pulled down on Iron and steel, chem? icals, cotton and many other things." Signify Their Approval. Other Northwestern Republicans sig? nified by their approval of the Montana Senator's words that the passage of the reciprocity bill, which. It is ad? mitted, will have a majority of the votes In the Senate, will be attacked with a fight that threatens to throw i open the whole tariff subject. "We want to make one killing." de- i clared Senator Crawford, of South Da? kota. "We find the Senators from j Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, j Massachusetts and Maine, States that have always reaped the greatest har- | vest of protection, advocating this! measure that proposes to put on the' free list every single article raised In I ,the Northwest. I want to deal with this matter in Its entirety. "If Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Massachusetts have Joined- hands in a new political - propaganda, it is time for the rest of the country- to strike ! out on a new track." "If you can get enough Senators on | that side with you," returned Senatot I Bailey, of Texas, "we' will' take one j of these bills now coming over troth : tho House and make a whole new , tariff law out of It." Senator Bailey declared there woulo ; be no adjournment until the Senatt has acted upon the free list b'U ano the woolen bill. Reciprocity came before the Senate to-day with the Root amendment, af? fecting the importation of pulp wooo and paper from Canada, as the matt?i : for Immediate consideration. Thlt amendment again was laid aside be- I I cause of Senator Root's absence j Later he came Into the chamber, but j said he would not be ready to discuss the amendment until Wednesday. j Opponents of the bill. Including j Messrs. Bailey. Dlxon, Cummins ann ! Smitn. of Michigan, then demanded an explanation or speech from some one | In favor of the measure. Root Explain*. Senator Root made a brief explana tlon of the reason for offering nis amendment, which requires Canadian provinces to remove export restric? tions before pulp wood and paper are admitted free. Reference to President Tart's speeches in favor of reciprocity, ano his criticism of the Root amendment were met by Senator Root with the statement that he would not discuss newspaper quotations of the President I Senator Bailey declared he proposed | to discuss them; that if the President : could criticize legislation and attempt to . influence the Senate In open | speeches, the Senate should feel treej to discuss and criticize the President.] Senator Williams, of Mississippi, in- I slated that President Taft is not open to criticism for his efforts to secure the ? passage of the Canadian re:tproc Ity bill. In a direct attack upon the Root ! amendment Senator Williams contend- | ' ed that If It were adopted, no Cana-i dlan paper or pulp would come into| the Unitod States free of duty unlit I all Canadian provinces had removed j their export restrictions, and. that tne influences of the "paper trust" would j result in - preventing Its ever coming In free. "Those wbo would continue tne present grip of the International Pa? per Company will vote for the amend ment," he said, with much intensity, "while, those who wish to remove that I strangling hold will vote against it."' No Peunlon Leglftlntlnn. ?Wnshlngton. .lun-i 19.?The Democrats of the House decided to adjourn r.lther j than take up legislation outside of i that which the party had decided in caucus should be considered at this -session. An effort was nadc when the House met to bring up a pension bill introduced by Representative An? derson, of Ohio, which would add $lft. 000,000 a vear to the present pension ? rolls. This hill had the right of j way to-day under the discharge of j committee rule. The Democrat!; wore; unwilling to consider the measure, and . forced adjournment by a 3trlct party : vote. I FEARING ARREST, ENDS LIFE j ' s_}. I Bookkeeper l.enrned Sheriff Wnx After \ Him. Bangor, Mich., June 19.?James j Houghey, a Chicago bookkeeper, com- I ?mitted suicide here to-day by shoot? ing himself at the home of his wife's father. Oe'orge Flawson. Houghey. who came here Saturday with hla wife, had Just learned that Under Sheriff Bcattle had arrived from Paw Paw' to arrest him on a charge of embezzlement, made by his Chicago emjjloyer. Gaudy Coronation Col ors Are Blurred by Rain. FESTIVE SPIRIT IS UNDAMPENED Weather Is Unkind at Beginning of Memorable Week, but Pro? gram Goes Forward With Undiminished Ardor?No Rest, Day or Night, .Till It Is Over. London, June 10.? Rain began fall? ing steadily ear;ly this afternoon, and the Mags along the streets to-night hung limp, their gaudy colors blurred while paint ran down the columns of the triumphal arches. Some of the finest decorative effects arranged foi the coronation celebration stand a fair chance of being ruined. The Bpec tacular aspect of London Is consider? ably damaged, but the town has a - festive appearance regardless of the unkindness of the weather. Many illuminations blazed to-night all the way from the .\Test End clubs to the heart of the financial district, where the Stock Exchange and the Uank of England were bright with electric lights. Throngs of people splashed cheerfully through the muddy streets enjoying the patriotic show. Centre of Intcrent. Buckingham Palace again to-day was the centre of popular Interest. Central London will see little rest day or night until the crowning Is over. Well Into the small hours of the morning there was a constant pa? rade of bela,tcd sightseers watching curiously the thousands of workmen engaged In completing the decorations, of which much still remains to be done, and must he done at night time owing to the difficulty In obtaining sufficient men. The King and Queen had a busy day. In addition to receiving a large number of visiting royalties at the palace they attended a rehearsal cere mony at the Abbey and this evening dined the foreign representatives at Buckingham Palace. The Queen re? ceived deputations from various parts of the empire, who presented gifts and addresses. All the visiting princes and princesses and lessor members of the royal families, with the Duke and Duchess .of Connaught and John Hays Hammond, - the personal representa? tive of the President of the United States, were present. The fleet at Splthead now Is prac? tically In full force for the review. Most of the foreign vessels arrived to-day and took up their stations Each of the foreign vessels on enter? ing the harbor fired a salute of twen? ty-one guns In honor of the, nation and another of seventeen guns in honor of the commander-ln-chler. MoRUlfJeent Ball. After the royal dinner at the palace many of the guests drove to StaftorO House, which overlooks the -Mail where the Duchess of Sutherland gave a ball. This was the most magmn cent private social affair London nas seen In years. Besides the members of the Brltisn royal family, with the exception 01 the King and Queen, most of the royal visitors from abroad with their suites, the diplomatic corps, Including the members of the regular and special American embassies, the colonial rep? resentatives, many of the leading statesman and nearly" every one prom-1 inent in society were present. The dis? play of uniforms and costly dresses and Jewels was regal. The British Empire League gave a large ball to-night at the Hotel Cecil In honor of the officers of the over? seas forces. Several hundred colonials and English officers were present. Earlier In the day members of toe colonial Parliaments In London were tendered a luncheon at the Westmin? ster Hall by the members of the' House of Commons. Lord Rosebery was the principal speaker. James Keir Hardie, M. P. for ilerthyr Tydfll. Socialist and Indepen? dent Labor member, struck the only discordant note thus far heard In the coronation season. "The workers ought to have suffi? cient self-respect to spit at the coro? nation procession and all Its hollow mockeries." he said, speaking at a miners' demonstration at Barnsley. "What will be seen in the coronation procession is not humanity, religion or Industry, but the forces that op? press the common people. The work Ingmen should see that, kings, czars, emperors and all the unholy brood are put in their proper places." The coming coronation of King George is signalized by a free-handed distribution of honors, among the most interesting being that of a bar? onetcy upon Dr. William Osier, reglus ' professor of medicine at Oxford, and formerly professor of w medicine at Johns Hopkins University, at Balti? more. Lord Bosebcry, Lord Cu.rzon, of Kedleston, and Lord Brassey are made earls. Altogether twenty new baronets and forty knights are cre? ated^ who include men conspicuous in commerce and science. Several hun? dred decorations also have been be? stowed. Deluwnre Arrives. Portsmouth, England, June 10.?The United States battleship Delaware, which will represent that country at the coronation of King . George, ar? rived here to-day. She fired the cus? tomary salutes, and passed through the lines of the British fleet, taking up her assigned position. The Delaware Is tho largest of all the warships here. All the visiting ships reached this port during the course of the day with the exception of the German crulsor Von der Tann, which Is due to-morrow. Aftpr visits were exchanged many of the officers and men wero given shore leave. Official entertainments have not yet commenced, but the British sailors are- doing their . best .to play host to the visiting bluejackets President and Mrs. Taft Entertain 5,000 Guests At Celebration of Silver Wedding Anniversary MEMORY OF DEAD AN IS TRADUCED Witness Resents Aspersions Cast on Name of H. O. Have? meyer. JAMES H. POST ON STAND Tells How He Served as Presi ?dent of Sugar Trust Without Salary. Washington, D. C, June l'J.?ThU was field day in the Hou6e inquiry Into the American Sugar Refining Com? pany and other refineries, two commit? tees devoting hours to Interrogating witnesses as to the formation and. op? erations of the bii' corporations. A number of new. facts were brougnt out bearing on the sudden creation of wealth by combinations of manu? facturing concerns, and more waf learned of the frauds practiced upon the government In sugar weighing at the port of New York. The special sugar trust Investigat? ing committee had before it .lames H. Post, presloent of the .National Sugar Refining Company, of Aew Jer? sey, whose testimony closed with a spirited defense of the corporation activities of the late H. O. Havemeyer. organizer of the American Company. The House Committee on Expendi? tures in the Treasury Department, questioned Oliver Spitzer, a former dock superintendent for the corpora? tion, with a view to discovering the identity of the "men higher up" in the perpetration of the frauds. Gruelling Inquiry. Mr. Post was subjected to a lonB and gruelling examination as to hu and Mr. havemeyer's connection with the formation of the National Com? pany. Representative Madison, of the com? mittee, complained that whenever the committee had "g?lten down to some? thing" witnesses freqnently "throw it off on to Havemeyer." "His memory has been traduced by men who would not have dared to have done so had he been alive," said Mr. Post, his eyes flashing. I The defense was made after the Wlt | ness had told of the issuance to Have? meyer, through Post himself, of 81. 000,000 of the stock of 'the -National Sugar Refining Company, without any money consideration. "There, are some things I cannot' ex? plain," declared Mr. Post. "But I have ? such confidence in Mr. i.avemeyer | that 1 know that he would explain everything if he were, here." Mr. Madison referred to testimony given ? by Vice-President Atkins. Of the American Sugar Refining Com? pany, and Lowell M. Palmer, tormer director of that company. He said Palmer had testified that Air. Have? meyer had organized the beet sugar refineries, and'-while he (Palmer) was on the directorate he did not nave' anything to do with it. "What idea have you of a strong, able man, a- Mr. Palmer is. who will say that?" exclaimed Mr. Pom greatly excited. "He is a coward." Mr.' Larklns, counsel to the witness relieved the situation by objecting to the line of investigation as heyono the authority of the committee. Chair? man Hardwtck disagreed, but the ex? amination was not pressed further. As president of the National Com puny for eleven years without evei having received, a penny of salary was the light in which Mr. Post appenreu at the beginning of the afternoon ses? sion. Given $500,000 In Stock. Representative Raker, of California, (Contlnuod on Second Page.) Look At These Names I In next Sunday'* l Hunt rated Mng j n.'hie with the Sunday Tlmcn-Dln pntch, there will be a number nf notable olferiugs, ninong the well known ?ritern mid nrtlKtn who will bnvc cnutrlhittlonn In that number being Robert flnrr, John Kendrlck Rnngfl, K. Knrl ChrlNly, f,|n Mcl.cnn, Roy Crnndntl, and 'Otbera. "The Blue Fonder," by Hugh Pcndextcr, will nppcnl to cverj- render of popu I lnr fiction. RJ3V. MOSES A. H?GE (Who married .Mr. anil Mrs. Tuft.) WILLIAM H. TAFT, (At time of niarringc.) IS GIVEN 10 WIFE Luke Lea Makes Sacrifice That Her Life May Be Saved. OPERATION SUCCESSFUL Patient Recovering Strength. While He Is Weak but Very Happy. Washington, June 19.?United States Senator Luke Lea, of Tennessee, to save the life of his stricken wife, heroically sacrificed a quart of his blood at Georgetown Hospital yester? day, and to-night hope for Mrs. Lea's recovery, wh'ch had almost been abandoned. Is practically assured, the anxious youngest Senator of the na? tion as he lies near the bedside of his wife, recuperating his strength. Mrs. Lea's condition, serious for some time, became alarming Sunday after an operation the day before. Her strength., because of lack of blood, was gone and vitality was fast ebbing away. Senator Lea, upon learning of her condition, demanded that a trans? fusion operation be performed and pre. pared at once to submit to the ordeal. Attending physicians and surgeons made arrangements Immed'atoly, and the operation which followed was de? clared to have been very successful. Wenk, But Happy. Senator Lea withstood the opera? tion well, though it left h'rn so weak? ened that for hours he could not stand alone, but gratification over the re? vivifying effect It has upon his wife was inexpressible. Surgeons assured him that without the sacrifice which he made. Mrs. Lea. could not have lived but a few hours. Both are to? night in Georgetown. University Hos? pital. It will be two or three days before Mrs. Lea is altogether out of danger. At present her symptoms are favorable, although she is still very week. Senator tien is confined to his bed at the hospital, Iiis vitality be? ing reduced by the transfusion open, lion. It Is sai<), however, that he will be able to leave h's room in n i'eiv days. I When heroic effort in Mrs. Lea's :,e j half became Imperative and the trans I fusion operation was determined upon, Senator Lea, athletic In stature, would I not consent to anything but that a j sacrifice of his own blood to rene>v her vanishing strength be made. Bill because a prime factor In trans I fusion operations is that the bloods ( be fusible, tests were hastily ordered. Before the analysis was' complete, the surgeons, Drs. D. H. Fry and George Tully Vaughan, fearing that death might be swifter than they, hecamo alarmed at Mrs. Lea's condition and determined to try the operation any? way. Just as the"Senator's arm had been bared nnd a tube Inserted In an artery, word came that the bloods of the husband and the wife ? were fusible. The oilier ond of the tube, which had been Inserted In Senator Lea's arm. was connected with an in? cision In Mrs. Lea's arm, and the (Continued on Seventh Page.) MUS. TAFT fAt time of mnrrlngc.l OLD HOME FRIENDS GREET PRESIDENT They Come From Cincinnati to Share in Silver Wedding Festivities. GOING BACK TO THEMi _ i Some Time He Expects to "Hang Out Shingle" in the Ohio City. Washington, June lO.-^-Prealdent Taft, in a happy vein, delivered an address to the Commercial Club, of Cincinnati, to-day, at which he lightly referred to the possibility of "going i back to a less active life," away from the presidency, as having both wel? come and unwelcome phases; that in the absence of any provision for ex Presidents, lie would open a law office In his old home city, and that he Is determined that his son. Robert, shall work out his life amid those surround? ings. Mr. Taft was speaking at the Chevy Chase Club here In the Wash- j ington suburbs, at a luncheon tendered; him there by the Cincinnati Commer- ! clal Club, and was formally accepting j for Mrs. Toft and himself a sliver rose , bowl presented by the Cincinnatlans. j The President said In part: "As I look about this table, and! exercise such memory as has been left] to me after my experience In Wash-( ington, almost every face brings up! some incident In my life at Cincinnati ) that I like to cherish: and as the time grows nearer when I shall go hack tc Cincinnati to make It my permanent home, as a retiring place for one ox President, the pleasure of retrospec? tion as to Cincinnati friendships grows greater and greater Their Chief PIcoHlire. "Mrs. Taft and I esteem the coming of the Commercial Club here to attend our silver weddins as the chief pleas? ure of the occasion. It Is an Indication that you men of affairs have been willing to take the time to come, here, to give an expressloh :.t good will and ? of fellowship, which the objects of it I ought to value, and do value, most j highly." ! The President then, In referring to i the fact that It had been twelve years [ since he and bis family had lefl Cin? cinnati, said that It did not seem such a long time. In this connection he told of the tremondous change lhal had taken place since tnnt time In his career?from Judgeshlp to the presi? dency. "The effect that It has upon one's life anil character." sold the President. "Is something that one realizes fully, hut cannot explain. Of course, there, are others who have had similar expe? riences, but I venture to say that It Is rather exceptional to include within j a limit of little more than a decade that which has happened to me?to go from the somewhat humdrum, but ways delightful, life of a judge, who could retire from public life In any sense without being exposed to criti? cism, to a i lace, where there seemed to he nothing hut criticism, was a change that only a man who has been through It can fully understand. The (Continued on Seventh Page!) THOUSANDS ARE GUESTS OF TAFTS ST WHITE HOUSE Their Silver Wedding Celebration Is Most Brilliant Affair. MADE PERFECT BY CLEAR WEAlHdiR On Lawn of Mansion 5,000 Guests Gather, While Many Times That Number Crowd About Grounds and Look Longingly at Gay Throng Within. Washington. D. C, June ID.?The silver wedding celebration of Presi? dent and Mrs. Taft, the second that has been held In the White House, came to an end to-ntght with the re? ception on the White House lawn. In? vitations had been sent to HI,ODD per? sons, and It was estimated that at least 5,000 people were present. Never in the history of the nation probably has such a function been < held In Washington. The diplomatic corps, the United States Supreme Court, the Senate and the House 01 Representatives, the departments ol the government, the men who are high In political affairs of the country, tne army, the navy and every walk in lite almost were represented. The cool, clear night that made a reception in the open air possible, prevented the crush that the wmte House for days bus been afraid ot and made the reception not only bril? liant and unusual, but delightful ir every respect. The guests would have filled the White House to overtlowing but the White House grounds arc am? ple, and thore was no crush and no confusion. Possibly 15,000 people crowded about the Iron fence that surrounded tue grounds and looked longingly at the' electric display, the splashing loun-' tain and the gay throng within. To StrulnK of Wcddlug March. The cards said that the reception1 would begin at 9 o'clock, and promptly on the hour, to the strains of the wedding march, the President and .Mrs. Taft came slowly down the main stair? case of the White House, preceded by. the six presidential aldos and followed by tlie Cabinet. Out through the Ked Room to the rear portico of the man? sion, down the broad stops and out on to the lawn the procession marched, while hundreds of guests aii'eady tu the grounds watched their progress. They took their stand beneath two trees just about the centre of tne lawn, whose brunches were joined by an electric sign, flashing "1S86-l'JlI." The guests entered from the east front, passed through the corridors beneath the White House and: out.tc the lawn. Down the winding walk they passed In two lines to where the President, his face wreathed In smiles, was waiting to meet them all. Above the walks the electricians had touched the trees with magic, and the.v blazed In red and white and blue bulbs . From the top of the Treasury a mon? ster searchlight played upon a new American flag upon the summit of the mansion. Over the rear portico an? other dag in red, white and blue in? candescent lamps shimmered and waved. The fountain In the grounds, played upon by another searchlight, sprinkled forth all hues of the rain? bow. The Washington Monument, a thousand feet to the south, brought Into relief by the thousands of lights stood out sharply against the sky, ' dark blue, with here and there a star striving successfully against the lights ' of man. On Grassy Carput. The White House lawn, clipped and, shaved to the very quick, made a car? pet of soft, dark green oxer which walked lightly the gaily ??lad women, the men In black or in the white of the military service. Down near 'hi fountain the Marine Bind, in scarlet coats, played with vigor, mil In the White House Itself the Kn?inecr Band vied with It. Every corner of the mansion nad Its own particular light. On the ter? races that extend from thj old man? sion eastward and westward tlui i.eau ,y . of the White Hius-j cr-nservatot Us . .ieen poured. The tall lamps that stand along the borders of these ter? races had been shade I by deep i ed pa;>er, and they resembled nothing so riiich as monster poppies. The receptlcn was just as Informs! as the President could make It. Those v.ho could waited fa lino for hours vo thakf- hands, hut many slipped out of the lino and s-.-i :ht the shaded walks, IK chairs wa'tlVl on the grass, or wandered at will through the lr.wor .a ors of i h *. ? 1'! >l. The presents that numbered In the hundreds and whose money value ran high into the thousands attracted many, while others turned to the East Boom, whose polished floor echoed to the tread of the dancers. I Preparation had been made for 5,-. 000 guests and refreshment tables in the state dining-room came as near, groaning as a perfectly good table can. The President and the members^ of his family, w.th the Cabinet and the aides, were served on the east" terrace, but guests found their re ? freshments in the state dining-room. Sirs. Tnft Surprise* All. ' Mrs. Tnft surprised even those, familiar with the Improvement In her' health that she has shown by. re-', malntng by the President's side In > the receiving line all of the evcnlngl ' She wore a gown of white satin. ! brocaded with silver flowers, with a .court train. Miss Helen Taft, who was ' near at tiand, wore a gown of pink, j satin with a tunic of pink chiffon. , In aplte of the unusual crowd th<? machinery had been so perfected that; .everything worked smoothly., Whll?. (i o'clock had been named as the hour [at which the reception began, no tlma