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OTT VOL. LV. NO. 10G. THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY. 17, 190G. TWELVE PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS LOWGWORTH-ROOSEVELT ROCK ISL R THE 17 AR GOD IS RAMPANT Venezuela Said to be Fully Prepared for a Fight. CONGRESSMAN NICHOLAS L0NGW0RTH AND HIS BRIDE WEDDING IS BRILLIANT Function Uncqualcd as White House Social Event. EXECUTED AS PLANNED Thousand Guests Witness Cere mony Performed Just Af ter Noon Hour. Washington, Feb. IT. In the beaut i fill white cast room of the White House a few minutes after noon today Right Rev. Henry Y. Satterlee, bishop ff the Washington Protestant Episco pal church, united jn marriage Alice l.ee Roosevelt, eldest daughter of the president of the United States, to Nich olas I.ong worth, representative in con gress of the First district of Ohio. Splc-ntlor I Dpm'nlrntnl. The ceremony was attended with all the splendor of a grand official func tion and with all the devotional beauty of the cathedral service. It was wit nessed by l.ooo persons who made up the most brilliant and distinguished assemblage ever gathered in the White House on a similar occasion. Kloral llrrorntlun. The floral decorations were more elaborate than any heretofore have Wen in President Roosevelt's admin istration. The historic east room was most elaborately decorated with flow ers and potted plants, and the whole lower floor of the mansion was made a bower of beauty. During the ceremony reception and breakfast the Marine band rendered a musical program es- iwcially prepared for the occasion. Mm. It04Mvrlt Takni IMnrr. A few minutes before noon, Mrs. Roosevelt, accompanied by the mem- lrs of her Immediate family, descend d the main staircase, and nnder the escort of several military aides, enter ed the cast room. She was escorted to a position on the left side of the plat form, which was reserved for the bride's family. The designated mem bers of the bridegroom's family, in cluding the mother and sisters, already had taken their places on the right side of the platform. Mrs. Roosevelt graciously aeknowl edged the greetings which she receiv ed on her entrance. . She wore a su perb gown, richly designed, of heavy cream colored brocade, on which were figures of blue and brown interlaced with threads of gold. The gown was made In princess style, with a long train of brocaded material. The trim mings were of brown chiffon, embroid ered in blue and gold. Knlrr IlrioKrooni.- Two or three minutes after the en trance of Mrs. Roosevelt, the bride groom, Mr Lungwort h, accompanied by h'.s best man, Thomas Nelson Per kins, of Boston, descended the main staircase, and entering the east room, took his place at the foot of the plat form. Promptly at Noon. Promptly on the stroke of noon. Miss Roosevelt, escorted by the president, descended by the elevator to the west and main corridor. There awaiting them were the ushers selected by Mr. Jxngworlh. All of them are long time personal friends and several were the bridegroom's classmates at Harvard. Preceded by the ushers, the presi dent anil dainty bride, reeling her hand lightly within his left arm. proceeded to the east room, the orchestra render ing a magnificent march from Tann hauser. , At Her H-l. Miss Roosevelt never looked better. The classic beauty of her face and fig ure was accentuated by her exquisite attire and by the surroundings. Her bridal dress was a magnificent creation of heavy white satin, point lace, chiffon, filmy tulle and silver brocade. The material from which the gown was de veloped was manufactured especially for Miss Roosevelt, and the design was destroyed as soon as the necessary amount of material for the dress was made. Feature of Gohd. The gown had a long court train of superb silver brocade. The bodice was made high, without collar, was trim med with rare old point lace, and the elbow sleeves were finished with the same filmy material. The sleeves Just met the long white gloves. A volumin ous tulle veil almost completely envel oping the bride was held in place by dainty clusters of orange blossoms. Tiny slippers were fashioned from sil ver brocade, and instead of buckles, tulle bows were worn with tiny clus ters of orange flowers. The only jewels worn by the bride was a superb diamond necklace which was the gift of the groom. Over her left arm. Miss Roosevelt carried a su- 'GREELMAN'SFAULT Lumberman Said to Have Been Caute of Downfall of Bank of America. MASTER OF HIGH FINANCE Took Chicago by Storm Decatne Banker to Save Himself When Hard Pressed. Chicago, Feb. 17. An unforeseen rc rult of the collapse of the Rank of America has come in the revelation of F. E. Creel man, the wholesale lumber man, as one of the most successful oi- erators of the games of high finance this part of the country has seen in many years. It has not taken a Law- son to throw the light uion his meth ods, for the story began last night to come from his associates who hitherto have borne their troubles in silence. Wan an In known. Unknown to financiers and compara tively a stranger in Chicago, Creel man. with the assistance of his son. F. M. Creelman, has carried on bold opera tions, involving millions of dollars. In the short time that he has been in Chi cago he has succeeded in unloading his paper otr more than a score of lo cal banks, one or two of which were shaken by his deals previous to the collapse of the Bank of America. One after another they forced him to take up the paper and then denied him credit. t Srixrfl Opportunity. When the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the now collapsed structure the Bank of America was offered, he seized it and immediately began putting his wires to work in a way that netted him $193,000. accord ing to the trust officer of the bank. perb shower bouquet of the rarest and daintiest white orchids procurable. I'rmrnt Ilriite. The ushers separated as they reach ed the platform, and the president passed through the lines and presented his daughter to the waiting bride groom, who stepped forward to receive her. Together they ascended the plat form, where Bishop Satterlee was standing. (alven to (irooiu. In low, yet resonant tones. Bishop Satterlee began. At the conclusion of the responses from the bride and groom, the venerable bishop inquired in a tone that filled the great room: "'Who giveth this woman to be married to this man." The president ascended the platform taking his' daughter's hight hand and placed it in that of the bridegroom. Thus ho gave the bride away to the man of her choice and by the ring which an instant later the groom placed on the fourth finger of her left hand, she became Mrs. Ni cholas Long worth. lttM-rlve on Platform. At the conclusion of the wedding ceremony, the assembled guests were received by Mr. and Mrs. Ixngworth. on the platform and beneath the floral bower where their hands and hearts were joined forever. They were show ered with congratulations. The guests then were received in the blue room by President and Mrs. Roosevelt. After a formal reception, the bridal breakfast was served, in buffet form, in the state and private dining rooms. I.lMt of tinmt. Approximately l.uuo guests were in vited to the wedding, but no lists of guests was furnished for publication. President and Mrs. Roosevelt depart ing on this occasion from their usual custom. Those invited included cer tain official classes, aside from rela tives of the Roosevelt and Longworth families. Officially C'lnnnlflril. It was announced officially the list of guests included members of the cabinet, their wives, former members of the cabinet who are now in the Unit ed States senate, heads of foreign em bassies and missions, justices of the supreme court, their wives, official members of the Taft Philippine party. The Ohio delegation of congress, a por tion of the New York delegation in con gress, immediate members of both families and personal friends of Miss Roosevelt and Mr. Longworth. ONLY ROYAL BRIDES HAVE EVER RECEIVED SO MANY PRESENTS Few brides, not of so-called royal birth have ever been recipients of so many and such valuable gifts as were received by Miss Roosevelt. For weeks these tributes of love and affection have been pouring into the White house. The bride and members of her family were almost overwhelmed by the number and character of the pres ents. Spirit Mont Rotable. It was not that they were so valu able, intrinsically, although in the ag-j COMMITTEE SPLITS Self Investigating Body of Mutual Life Insurance Company is Disrupted. STUYVESANT FISH IS OUT Former Rock Islander Chairman Dif ference Over Requisition for Information. New York. Feb. 17. The long pre dicted split in the Mutual Life's self investigating committee came yester day when Stuyvesant VFish refused to serve on the commit toe any longer. He announced his resignation from the committee to other members, William II. Truesdale and John W. Auchineloss. at a meeting of the committee late in the afternoon. Beyond verifying the fact that he had resigned, Mr. Fish re fused to discuss the split. Much Inform:! lion I -ntn nl-I. Mr. Fish has been insisting for sev eral weks that the Truesdale commit tee should stand by the requisition which it made upon the management of the Mutual Life for information. This requisition was made on Dec. 2C, when Frederic Cromwell was head of the institution. Mr. Peabody took of fice on Jan. 1 and the requisition was turned over to him by .Mr. Cromwell. It is understood the document was signed by all three members of I he committee. intMl All Det.-iilM. It called on the management of J ho Mutual to furnish the committee with an enormous amount of information. which included all profits, fees, or emoluments made by officers, trustees or employes of the company through their connection in any way with sub sidiary companies or with syndicate operations in which the company was interested. gregate they represent a great sum. but it was the spirit which animated the givers which appealed so strongly to Miss Roosevelt. Manv nrosonls were accompanied by oral or written expressions of the deep and sincere regard in which the bride is held by persons of all classes not only in her own country, but throughout the world. Many 1'roMoritiPti. Weeks ago, on behalf of their daugh ter. President and Mrs. Roosevelt let t be known that certain proferred gifts were not to be accepted. It was their desire that the wedding so far as presents were concerned, at least, should be stripped of official character, and the intimation was conveyed, through diplomatic charges, that it was the desire of the president, that no gift should be made to Miss Roosevelt on behalf of foreign government; that presents of such nature properly could be received only from the executives of governments through the ambassa dors or ministers accredited to the American government. Cuba Exception. The only present, therefore, which it may be said comes directly from a nation is that of Cuba. It was provid ed for prior to the receipt of the pres ident's delicate intimation and in the peculiar circumstances could not be declined. It can be said with perfect confidence that, while many presents which were received by the bride are very valuable the value of the gifts has been greatly exaggerated. .kiiiic Chnrlty. So remarkable have some of the ac counts of presents been, that: their pub lication lias brought to Miss Roosevelt unfortunate annoyance. Her mail, for many days has been flooded with let ters. from women and men in all parts of the country, urging her to give to them from her plentiful store of dup licate gitts one t rung or anowicr. home of the stories of suffering and priva tion they told really were pitiful, and even in the time of her greatest happi ness. Miss Roo.sf-vult was made sorrow ful by some appeals to her generosity. Of course, she was unable to gratify the writers of letters, because primar ily, they had been misled by publica tions which were quite inaccurate. Hum Hern Threatened. In addition to the appeals for char ity Miss Roosevelt received as a re sult of the exaggerated roinuts of the value of her presents, letters unsigned as i rule, menacing in their tone. No actual threats were made, but. the let ters contained sinister intimation of future trouble, perhaps for the country, through the presentation to the daugh ter of an American president of gifts so costly as to be merely a display of the wealth of the givers. Nobody with out the circle of relatives and intimate personal friends, have been permitted to view the1 brida presents. OVER ONE THOUSAND; SOME OF THE MORE IMPORTANT GIFTS The gifts numbered nearly 1,000, and it is known all have not arrived. The display consist pi ineipally of jewelry and rare bric-a-brac. As heretofore indicated no lists of present is made public and ikv complete 'list that ap proximately accurate can bo com piled, but among the hundreds received by Miss Roosevelt are-the following: President Loubet oi France Magni ficent Gobelin tapestry; the tapestry is made only for the French govern ment and never is placed on sale. Ambassador Jussertmd Exquisite fan of white ostrich plumes set on tor toise shell sticks. Emperor William iof Germany Bracelet, or special , design, studded with gems of rare value. Emperor of Japan Two beautifully chased vases of silver, and a piece of wonderful Japanese embroidery. Republic of Cuba Splendid necklace of selected pearls.. Emperor of Austria Diamond pearl pendant. Empress Dowager of China Dower chest filled completely with rare gifts of silks, embroideries, ivory carvings, and bric-a-brac. Ambassador to Austria Handsome jewel, consisting of great sapphire and diamonds. Ambassador to Germany Exquisite set of Dresden china: plates. Ambassador to Great Britain and Mrs. Reid Magnificent diamond dog collar. King of Italy Mosaic table of su perb workmanship depicting scenes of Italian life. Pope Pius X Handsome Mosaic rep resenting one of the great paintings in the Vatican King of Spain Pieces of antique jewelry of rare value. King Edward sent a gift to the bride but the character of it has not been disclosed. While some ambassadors and minis ters of foreign countries sent individ ual presents to Miss Roosevelt, the majority of them presented to her of ferings of flowers. Members of the president's cabinet presented individual gifts but only a few of them are known. What is known as the Taft Philip pine party sent a necklace of gold, with alternate links studded in dia monds bearing a magnificent aqua ma rine pendant surrounded with dia monds. Mr. Longworth's associates in con gress united in presenting to the bride three beautiful silver presents. The New York delegation gave an exquisite service of Fevrile glass. The Ohio delegation gave a heavy silver loving cup. The house committee on foreign af fairs of which Ijongworth is a mem ber, gave a loving cup. Toilet Elaborate. No social event in recent years in America has induced so many elabor ate and beautiful toilettes. Gowns anil hats of the ladies present were in keeping with the romantic importance of the event. While the display of j jewels was not so great as it might have been had the wedding been an evening affair, it nevertheless was not able. JpuetH Mntcli In Color. Many women present wore jewels which matched in color their gowns, or, if they did not match, they entered harmoniously into the. color scheme of the toilettes. As the wedding was a morning function, the women guests for the most part, kept on their hats. FOIL PLOT TO KILL GOVERNOR GENERAL St. Petersburg Police Arrest Terrorists and Find Vast Store of De structive Agents. St. Petersburg, Feb. 17. The im portant arrest of six social revolution ists lavishly provided with explosives and bombs, who it is believed were planning to attempt the life of Gover nor Genera Doubashoff of Moscow, were made here yesterday just previ ous to their departure for Moscow. The seventh member of the party, a stud ent, threw away his bomb and es caped. The police also took into cus tody eight terrorists belonging to an other group 'at whose residence was found deadly chemicals sufficient to kill half the population of St. Peters burg and thousands of revolutionary proclamations.- STOLE KISSES; WILL BE TRIED Des Moines Chief cf Detectives is Ac cused by Several Women. Des Moines, Feb. 17. Chief of De tectives Eli Hardy will be tried by the police commissioners next week on charges of insulting women who have visited his office. It Is alleged the chief forcibly detained and kissed Mrs. Minnie McGilL a washerwoman; Mrs. Mira Forrester, wife of a contractor. and others. Hardy denies the charges.' PAT CROWE FREE Verdict Returned in Famous Kid naping Case Cheered by Morbid Crowd. JUDGE CLEARS COURT ROOM Denounces Finding in Vigorous Terms Rearrested for Robbery of Street Car. Omaha, Neb., Feb. 17. In a verdict which the trial judge declared "set at liberty a notorious criminal," the jury in the Cudahy kidnaping case found Pat Crowe not guilty yesterday after noon. . No sooner had the outbreak of ex citement in the courtroom which fol lowed the announcement of this un expected outcome of the case been quelled, than the court turned its at tention to the jury, declaring his sur prise at its findings declaring his fur t her surprise that there were any citi zens in the courtroom that would bo pleased at such an administration of the law. N Iteiiinmleil to Jail. Crowe was remanded to jail to await action on the charge of robbing a stree t ear in Council BlutTs last summer. The scene which attended the libera tion from the kidnaping charge of the man who has been hunted by the police of many countries since the famous ran some case in which Edward Cudahy paid $25.tMM for the safe return of his 15-yoar-old son. Eddie, five years ago, never has been duplicated in an Oma ha courtroom. - Mioul Approvnl. When the jury came into court with the verdict after having been out sev en hours, the room was thronged with the same morbid crowd which has feasted its eyes on the long time out law every time he has appeared in public since his return from Butte, Mont., in custody four months ago. When the words "not guilty" were read a shout of delight and peal of hand clapping burst from the crowd, which pressed forward in an effort to shake the defendant by the hand. Judge. Sutton sprang to his feet and denounced the outbreak as disgrace ful. The judge then ordered the room cleared. A few minutes later, after Crowe had surrendered himself to the sheriff to answer the Council Bluffs robbery charge, the judge again interefered to prevent the prisoner from shaking the hands of the jurymen and thanking them for their verdict. Crowe Asrnin In Jnll. Crowe was conducted across the riv er in a hack and turned over to Coun cil Bluffs officers, and now is a pris oner in the Pottawattomie county Jail. Giacobini Comet Visible. Geneva, N. Y., Feb. 17. The comet discovered several years ago by M. Gia cobini, chief astronomer of the Nice observatory, was observed here for the first time last night by Prof. Brooks at Smith's observatory. This comet, dis covered in the eastern morning sky, has since been around the sun and now become telpsconicnll v visihie in the western evening sky. CONSULS RESTRAINED Chinese Newspaper Says Large OrJer fir Arms Is Placed a In Germany. Caracas. Feb. 15. (Delayed ). Prep arations for war at Venezuela ports have been completed. A large quantity of ammunition arrived in Venezuela last week. Cuunot llonrd rla. All foreign consuls, consular agents. and other foreign officials have been absolutely forbidden to go on board steamers at Venezuelan ports without first obtaining official permission. Chinn Order Arum, Berkeley. Cal.. Feb". 17. Prof. John Fryer, head of the department of ori ental language at the tate university, says a copy of a Chinese newspaper has just reached here, which says tin Chinese government had ordered l.Ooo.. 000 small arms and 100 cannon from manufacturers in Germany Jn prepara tion for the threatened war with for eign powers. EVANGELIST STIRS UP STORM Lack of Tolerance Roils Congregation, and Members Walk Out. Hastings, Neb.. Feb. 17. "May God withhold trade from the business man and cause the bookkeeper to make mln takes tomorrow in his accounts, who left the church before the services were concluded," was the prayer which startled the congregation in the First Methodist church, where Evangelist Carradine was holding a revival. Prom inent members of the church, disgust ed at the evangelist's lack of tolerance, were among those who walked out. CHICAGO DEMANDS PHONE FRANCHISE Ousting of Local Company in View of Supreme Court Decision Con sidered. Chicago. Feb. 17. Measures were taken yesterday by the city to avail It self of its new position, by which It is believed the Chicago Telephone com pany must seek a new franchise at once. The city legal department main tains that under the supreme court de cision, holding that the corporation had abused and misused Its franchise of 1SM. the franchise has been for feited. In his enthusiasm Maclay lloyue, as sistant corjKration counsel, wanted the telephone company ousted Immediate ly. Mayor Dunne, however, does not favor any move that will leave ihu city without telephone service. His principal cause for congratulation 1 that the decision "leaves the city in an excellent osition to acquire a munici pality owned telephone system in 21 years. Mr. Hoyne held a long conference In the afternoon with State's Attorney John J. Healy. It. related to redoeket- ing the quo warranto proceeding r- manded by the supreme court. This will be done next week in Judge Julian Mack's court. The issues then will be thrashed out to final conclusions. The telephone company gave notice that it would contest the decision. As a preliminary move It will petition for a rehearing in the supreme court. CABLE SERVICE IS BROKEN BY QUAKE Damage Seems to Have Been Done In West Indies But Little Is Known. r St. Thomas, D. W. I., Feb. 17. Cable messages to anj from the islands of St. Vincent and Barbaroes, British In dies, are subject to delay. No news has been received recently from those? islands. Severe earthquakes were felt yesterday at Dominica. St. Lucia, and Guadeloupe. Many buildings are re ported damaged at several places. May Be China's Future Ruler. Peking Feb. 17, A son has been born to Prince Cnun, tne emperors brother. It is believed tbat tnis cnim is most likely to be designated as suc cessor to the throne. An imperial de cree bestows upon him the name of Pu.