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VOL. LV. NO. 10G.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY. 17, 190G. TWELVE PAGES.
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CONGRESSMAN NICHOLAS L0NGW0RTH AND HIS BRIDE
WEDDING IS BRILLIANT
Function Uncqualcd as
White House Social
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.
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.
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
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-
Lumberman Said to Have Been
Caute of Downfall of Bank
MASTER OF HIGH FINANCE
Took Chicago by Storm Decatne
Banker to Save Himself When
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
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.
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
(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
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
Self Investigating Body of Mutual
Life Insurance Company
STUYVESANT FISH IS OUT
Former Rock Islander Chairman Dif
ference Over Requisition for
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Empress Dowager of China Dower
chest filled completely with rare gifts
of silks, embroideries, ivory carvings,
Ambassador to Austria Handsome
jewel, consisting of great sapphire and
Ambassador to Germany Exquisite
set of Dresden china: plates.
Ambassador to Great Britain and
Mrs. Reid Magnificent diamond dog
King of Italy Mosaic table of su
perb workmanship depicting scenes of
Pope Pius X Handsome Mosaic rep
resenting one of the great paintings in
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
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.
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
Petersburg Police Arrest Terrorists
and Find Vast Store of De
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
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
JUDGE CLEARS COURT ROOM
Denounces Finding in Vigorous Terms
Rearrested for Robbery of
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
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
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. -
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
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.
Chinese Newspaper Says Large
OrJer fir Arms Is Placed a
Caracas. Feb. 15. (Delayed ). Prep
arations for war at Venezuela ports
have been completed. A large quantity
of ammunition arrived in Venezuela
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.