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PRESIDENT AND KGALTWED viiiifjiivilj ouu uuwU' iqsic mam Ceremony at Home of Bride. SnEffi First kmmm GMSTMAS mm(3km mssssat 4 i.' ' FIRST , If iff .," ip . ; . aVePiosY lisT- IrMiuH ?"T5p HE FIRST Christmas away AVWA'NA PPRApl iXl ff'Lf ' - V liiJj from home ii usually filled W 11 W RjvMVCI IIN I?ff't ' dlfe fcfcT" 1 with sadness and a powerful i-MCntr ATKrAiVAA fvf-ifi HUM sense of homesickness. That ATlCKiCA IXJillSKd lyHthi M U Is the reason why ao much ,-Z 'v' M l i ll vv VK nHm 1. P.IJ tn mnHnw tha. nawly TMF lOYOl 0. ' 5 IV arrived foreigners cheerful at this sea- ' 1 1 IU 1 Zy0i 1 on of the year. One can easily lm- ""LID IC!pfvA Vf an f H "',VS 'I aglne how barren a Yuletlde without -YvpAro 1 l3 yH ,M- f!i S" , the Incidentals and frivolities of the cSm IITA IAwA At si IM i, season would be to these poor folk, Jv1N VvLL nCL, yv J i j! 1 f i Swt who are not only separated from their -y- SL 1 Hi-V In! "i?Y homes, but are In a new country, H AVf FOKID MfM- I 1 f among new faces and strange sur- , 1 - 1 NLy ' , C V roundtngs. Naturally, they would miss YDIcr rUJD li fi!5l$il Mil iWyvl the merrymaking of the old country VJIvlEJ SuY fetzK. DlU -InAftH Jli-t VPV and the greetings of their lifelong , ,Arm-r A t J)J-L ' hAV IoHjN TiM friends, says the Philadelphia North HOjPH AL 1 Y T rVHV 11 iWif American. V)r- " ... " ; -Tsri Br" But, as It la, these thoughts fit across the niiiia and are lost. So much atten tion Is paid to making light the hearts of the new arrivals that there Is no time for retrospection or sad mem ories. Should a ship arrive on Christ mas eve, the day before or even on Christmas itself, Immediately there be gins, a round of festivities. The happy timeB are not of one day's duration, but last clear until New Year's day. In the first place, a tree Is usually erected at the docks, and here the reg ular ship visitors, with many of the city's social workers, and the new ar rivals In finding their friends and dis tributing toys and candies to the chll- dren. . " : .. . . . ' If one wants to see life In its varl us phases and the real Christmas pirlt exemplified, this is the place to go, for here many happy holiday re unions take place the greetings be , tween husbands and wives, fathers and children, grown-up children and their aged parents, brothers and sisters and sweethearts. " Each case has Its own story and each holds its own Interest There la no false modesty here, and the knowledge that other eyes are gaz . lng on their greetings never mare the warmth and affection displayed In the tight embraces. Here, too, .the cus- toms of every country are brought Into notice. Some kiss on one cheek and then on the other, while others prefer the more familiar method. Some men kiss one another as fervently as they do the women,., while others merely clasp the hands of their relatives. These scenes, it Is true, take place at all times of the year, but the coming of Christmas seems to bring more Joy into the meetings. There la a double reason for rejoicing, as the families are not only reunited, but are spending the holidays together once more. In some cases the rejoicing is triple fold, tor many of the Christmas lasses come here at special pleadings and before-the Yuletlde sun has set will have become brides. - This year there win not be as many Christmas brides, for the girls living in the war-ridden countries will be needed at home to till the soil while their fathers and brothers are oft to the front. .Besides, the ships of the v American lines are the only vessels reaching this port. This means that there will be a marked falling off in every type of foreigner, except those who are able to reach the English ports. The cases of those who do come FRUIT-PICKING DEVICE To simplify the work of gathering fruit which does not necessarily re quire hand picking, a canvas apron device has been Invented which in appearance Is similar to a large um brella. The device is described In Popular Mechanics Magaslne. It is so arranged that It may be placed about the trunk of. a tree, forming a funnel Into 'which apples or oranges are caught as s. tree; is shaken. In Where Courtships Are Long. . Young ladles In Russia are not at all averse to long engagements, and use all sorts of artifices to stave off the wedding day as long at possible, but in no country in the world are courtships so abnormally long as in Bohemia, where engagements com monly last from fifteen to twenty years. In fact, there recently died there, at the age of ninety-nine, an old man who had been courting for 75 years and who was married on U death bed. T from the war-stricken countries are even more pathetic than usual. They have perhaps lost their homes in the ravages of the war and invested their last savings in purchasing their pas sages, or they have lost relatives near and dear in the conflict and have come here to forget their loss and sufferings. It Is here that the biggest celebra tion is held, and here that the sym pathy extended by the charitable work ers Is manifested. The others have been reunited to their friends and are assured of happy holidays, but these poor folk are forced to spend the sea son isolated in the detention house. Without the cheer, their lives would indeed be miserable on this day of all days, 'for they are not permitted to leave the building, the windows of which are barred and wherein their only companions are their fellow immi grants, many of whom speak different tongues. But the gloom is dispelled, and In stead happiness reigns supreme throughout the festival time.. There are two big days Christmas itself, when a chicken dinner Is served and fruit and candles distributed to the for eigners; then, on the following after noon, a real Yuletlde party is held, in which representatives of almost every nationality under the sun usually take part, i Last year 300 men, women and children from scores of countries were the guests of honor. This year the numbers will not be nearly as largo, and It is a question If there will be more than a score or two of immi grants. All of which means that the festiv ities and jollification will be on a larg er scale, for with fewer mouths to feed and fewer presents to buy It only stands, to reason that those In charge can be mors liberal. The entertain ment usually starts early In the after noon. The gong Is sounded, and the Immigrants, escorted by the matrons and attendants, are brought to the din ing room, 'Where they take their reg ular places at the tables. 'When they are all assembled the fun begins. Notwithstanding the difficulty of entertaining those of various nation alities, the performance Is always a success, for the headllner Is a sleight-of-hand artist. This is one thing that interests all at the one time, for speech is unnecessary. All kinds of things disappear, to the amazement and amusement of the onlookers. Newspapers and rags are transformed into toys and candles for the children, the center of the device Is a cloth ar ranged In such manner as to break the fall of the fruit as It rolls Into tho chutes and Is discharged In baskets or boxes placed on the ground. The canvas Is supported by radial arms which may be folded over one side to permit the device, which Is mount ed on . a cart,' to be wheeled - be tween the various rows of trees In an orchard. LIVELIER TALKER THAN STEPPER "Step lively," yelled f conductor to two old women who were 'Tying to board a cross-town car at Broadway and Thirty-fourth street the other day. "Step lively there, will you?" he called again. "Step lively, you idiot," an swered one of the old women, trying to pull herself up to the step of the ear. "We look as It we could step lively now, don't wet Walt . till you are as old as ws are and see how live tmpty cups are filled with coffee In the twinkling of an eye and ice cream appears on an empty saucer Just as qulckly-i-that Is, after a cloth has been placed over the saucer and the mystic words pronounced. To the foreigners the magician Is a novelty; they never tire of his tricks and stunts and greet the close of his performance with much applause. The encore brings the best part of the program, for that has been carefully saved until the last A cloth Is stuffed Into a high hat and when It Is withdrawn, flags of every natiou appear. Clowns and pantomime artists per form stunts for the children, and these are received with much delight Then Italian and Polish singers, as well as those of other nationalities, render na tional airs and anthems. The immi grants often oblige by singing the vari ous songs of their fatherlands. The program Is generally arranged so that all will be pleased. It Is true that all cannot Join In the one chorus, but those of the different nationalities join their representative singers in the re frains of their favorite Christmas hymns. Interpreters are always on hand to give any necessary explana tions. After the concert refreshments are served and gifts and candy distributed among the grown-ups. Handkerchiefs and various other useful presents are given to the women and cigars to the men. : . Then comes the real treat The chil dren are gathered around the tree and the gift-filled stockings and the Noah's Arks and (it her attractive candy boxes are taken from the branches and dis tributed among the little ones. It Is pleasing to watch the Joy on the faces of these children as they receive their gifts, and all of them Join together In examining their stockings and In hav ing a good time In general This scene around the Christmas tree would be hard to equal, tot here are to be found Italian, Polish. Hun garian, German, Russian, English, Scotch and, in fact, the little ones from every part of Europe.- -Last -year there was an interesting group of three Hin du children, who were the pets of the station.' v -' If the weather Is not too severe the children are usually permitted to play on the roof garden at the close of the festivities, and there the toys are dis tributed by the young aids, who assist the workers. The children have plenty of room to indulge In the games and they have the time of their lives. . What la probably the most Interest ing feature of the Yuletlde parties la the fact that the representatives of every denomination unite with the ma trons and nurses in lightening the hearts , and making merry ht immi grants. A real holiday spirit Is dis played, tor there Is no distinction of any kind, either of race, creed or na tionality. Jews, and Gentiles join in aiding those from every country, and in last year's contingent there were even three stowaways, who had been taken from a ship on Christmas eve. Neck and Neck. Would-Be Hunter Here I am, tied to my desk, during the hunting season. Wish I waff a young bachelor minister just after Christmas! His Friend Elucidate? W. B. H. Oh. I might be able to ex change some of the ties. Albany Ar gus. The Idea. "I see where very clever dog. is the star of a play, lately produced." 1 "t suppose they did that to make It a howling success." ly you will step; but you will never live to be so old. The tool killer will get you long before then." New York Times. Dally Thought The golden moments in the stream ot life rush past us. and we see noth ing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know then when they are goas.-cQeorge Eliot ONLYREUMS ARE PRESENT No Fuss and Feathers at the Wilson Wedding Bride le Attended by Sister Spend Honeymoon In the' South. Washington, Dec. 18. Official and social circles here never saw a more quiet wedding than tho nuptials, of President Wilson and Mrs. Edith Boiling Gait, this evening, in the un pretentious Gait home at 1308 Twen tieth street Only members of the Immediate families witnessed ' the ceremony. William G. McAdoo was the only cab inet officer present, and he was there as the husband of the president's yonnarnat daughter. Rvm with the limited number of guests, the house was packed, for both bride and bride groom have many close relatives, The bride was attended by her sis ter, Miss Bertha Boiling of this city. She was attired in a traveling costume and carried a magnificent bouquet of orchids. As a selected orchestra from the Marine band played the wed ding march she met the president in the hallway outside the parlors and together they went slowly down to the great altar of flowers erected at the c&st end cf the rooms. The wedding ring used was a plain gold circlet marked with the Initials of the bride and bridegroom. - Keep Hour a 8eeret. In order to avoid the crowds of curi ous folk in Washington the hour of the wedding was kept secret until late President and In the day. The plan worked with fair success and the police had no trouble In handling the few hundred men, women and children who pressed eagerly in the streets near the Gait Home. As soon as the ceremony was over and the bride had been saluted by those present In the accustomed fash Ion, while the smiling groom received congratulations, the newly-weds sped away in a big White House automobile to the Union station and took a train to the South for their honeymoon. It they told anybody their destination that person kept his secret well. It is reported from family circles, how ever, that the couple will be away un til the first week In January. They must be back In Washington by -January 7,' though, because on that data the president and Mrs. Wilson will act as host and hostess at a great reception to be given In the White House for the Pan-American repre sentatives at the national capital. Moreover, congress will have recon vened, after the holiday season, and Mr. Wilson will have to be back at hi desk. ,,: . Only Relatives Are Present Among those present -at the cere mony were: Mis Margaret Wilson, the president' eldest daughter; Mrs. Francis Bowes Sayre of Williams town, Mass., the president' second daughter; Mrs. William G. McAdoo, the president's foungest child; Mrs. Anne Howe of Philadelphia, the presi dent's sister; Joseph R. Wilson of Bal timore, the president's brother, and Miss Helen Woodrow Bones, the pres ident's cousin. The bride, who before her marriage to Norman Gait was Miss Edith Boll- Shrlne Saved From Destruction. In 1871, during the commune, Notre Dame cathedral, famed the world over, was menaced with grave dangers ow ing to the fury of the communists, who, having effected an entrance, col lected all the available chairs and other combustible material and, piling it in a huge bonfire, drenched with oil, in the center ot the choir, attempt ed to destroy the cathedral by fire. The svil designs ot the incendiaries were, however, happily frustrated by the arrival of the National guard. ' Cramped Quarters. "This flat la very small to live In," aimed the bride. "Well, my dear, we have folding furniture of all sorts. And well Just have to keep folded In each other' anna" Very Annoying. "How perverse children are." How nowr "I admire the dialect In which chil dren's poems and stories are written, but none ot my children would over talk lf ing of Virginia, was well represented with kinsmen and kinswomen. She and her mother, Mrs. William H. Boil ing, have lived together tor several years, and Mrs. Boiling, of course, was tho dowager queen of the occasion. The bride's sisters, Miss Bertha Boiling of Washington and Mrs. H. H. Maury i ot. Anntstnn.. Ala., end he? brothers, John Randolph Boiling, Richard W. Boiling, Julian B. Boiling, all of Washington; R. E. Boiling of Panama and Dr. W. A. Boiling of Louisville, Ky attended the cere mony. It will be remembered that Miss Margaret Wilson and Miss Helen Woodrow Bones really brought about the romance ot the president and his bride. During the first Mrs. Wilson's last Illness Mis Bones was almost constantly at her side. The vigil was tedious and wearing, and alter Mrs. Wilson's death Miss Bones was in such frail health herself that Dr. Carey Grayson, family friend and White House physician, was much worried. He urged Miss Bones to take long walks and Miss Bones did so, accompanied by her widow friend, Mrs. Norman Gait, who also enjoyed journeys afoot Friendship Ripens Into Love. By- and by, Miss Bones Introduced Miss Wilson and Mrs. Gait, and the friendship of these two soon became intimate. In the natural course of events Mrs. Gait took luncheon now and then with her chums in the White House and it wasn't long be fore the president was enjoying Mrs. Gait's charm. Mr. Wilson Is the sixth president of the United States to marry a widow. Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Fill more and Benjamin Harrison were his predecessors in this sort of a union, but In not more than one or two cases was the widow the second wife as in this case. John Tyler and Theodore hocsevelt Umrried twice, but their second wives had not been wedded be fore. It is scarcely necessary to recall George Washington's marriage. The world knows of his courtship, engage ment and espousal. His love was the "Widow Custls." Thomas Jefferson. Mrs. Wilson. at the home of a friend, John Wayles, met Martha Skelton, Wayles' widowed daughter. She wa a beautiful wom an, much sought after, but Jefferson finally won her heart Perhaps Dolly. Madison, wife ot President James , Madison, is best known generally to Americans of all generations next to Martha Washing ton. v John Tyler' Romance.: John Tyler was twice married, the second time while he was president His first wife wa Letltia Christian, who belonged to one of the old fami lies of Virginia. Mrs. Tyler bore the president nine children. Just before her husband was elected vice presi dent of the United States she suffered a stroke of paralysis and a short time after he succeeded William Henry Harrison a president she died In the White House. The second winter after her death the president met Julia, the daughter ot a Mr. Gardiner, who lived on one of the islands In Long Island sound. The president tell desperately In love he wooed as a youth of twenty would woo, Impetuously and roman tically.,. It wasn't a great while before they were engagod and a short tima later they were married quietly at the Church of the Ascension In New York city. Grover Cleveland did not marry un til fairly late In life. Then he fell In love with France Folsom, the daugh ter of hi law partner. She wa a girl whom he had known fronf early childhood there was a time when he called him "Uncle Cleve." Mr. Cleveland and Mis Folsom were wedded in the famous Blue room at 'the White House. Where He Belongs. "Robert, our son ha been arrested for going forty mile an hour and wants us to ball him out!" "Huh! if he can't go any faster than ttat let the piker stay In Jail'" Judra. f Prisons Do Lime. "Now, my man, would yon rather go to our state penitentiary or to the county Jail? "I dunno, yer honor. I'm a stranger In these parts. What' the course of study at yer penitentiary?" Degree of Content Content 1 a greatly overrated vir tue. It 1 a kind of diluted despair; It is the feeling with which we con tinue to accept substitutes, without striving tor the realities. . . . There are time when a man should be con tent with what he has, but never with what he is. Jordan. That Would Be Different "His wife trusts him implicitly." "Yes. but It ah was running a gro cery store ah wouldn't" Detroit Free With HERE'S a fine opportunity to get a beautiful set of silverware for your table at no cost to you. ri r -j-i tr l j - t inarming onuai yy ream uesigru vjuarameea iot ten years. 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