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THE POLK COUNTY wetoaY. DECEMBER 17, 1915.
I President and Mrs. Gait
Will Marry Tomorrow
Bride, One of Washington's Most Beautiful Women, Has Never
Looked More Lovely and Attractive She Is a Women of Simple
Tastes, Pond of Books and Traveling and an Excellent Housekeeper.
functions more brilliant than those
which -Bill be held In the White House
after the return of the president and
his bride from their honeymoon. She
Is a gracious and brilliant entertainer,
although she has taken little part In
social activities during the past eight
years. Of course there will be trouble
in arranging the diplomatic dinners be
cause of tie (European war, but the
president's bride Is somewhat of a dip
lomat herself and will find a way out
Many receptions have been planned,
and Washington society is rejoicing.
Washington has often noted with
complimentary phrases the bride's
taste in dress. Her friends have al
ways remarked her ability to dress
distinctively and becomingly. Back of
this ability lies a talent cultivated In
the girlhood days. Money was not
overabundant in the Boiling family.
There was enough to give everybody
the education due the standing of an
old and influential Virginia family, but
THE wedding of the president of
the United States and Mrs.
Edith Boiling Gait at the bride's
Washington home on the even
ing of Saturday, Dec. 18, electrifies an
entire nation, peculiarlly susceptible
to the heart appeal to a country wit
nessing the marriage of Its first citi
zen. With a ceremony so simple and with
attendants so few one can scarcely be
lieve that the wedding means a new
life for the president and a new "first
lady of the land."
. Mrs. Gait, one of the most beautiful
women in Washington of the old Vir
ginia stock, never looked more lovely
than she did as the date for the wed
ding approached. And even the most
cynical recognizes the genuineness of
the elation and buoyancy of the presi
dent, who under the spell of his bride
has been literally "made over."
' On Dec. 28 the president will be fifty
nine years old. Less than a year ago
her judgment In a matter so Intimate
and vital," was one comment
This side light Is further emphasized
nf traveliue. She selects
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her route and her companion, makes
her arrangements ana sets out suueij.
According to another of her friends,
she is one "of the most alive ana viviu
An alive and vivid woman she ap
pears in her travels. Two years ago,
with Miss Alice Gertrude Gordon, she
made a tour of Spaln-not the Spain
of the cities, but the bypaths of the
Between Miss Gordon and the bride
the warmest friendship exists. Called
to General Gordon's deathbed, her
promise to "look after Gertrude" has
resulted in a devoted friendship ce
mented by long periods of travel in far
off lands. Sentimental only is the tie
of "guardianship" which many in
Washington, even the closest of friends,
consider exists between Miss Gordon
,i tho nppalflent's helnmate. How
ever, so devoted is she to her young
companion "Altrude" (a piny on the
given names of Alice Gertrude) that
even her business affairs have many
times received the steadying influence
of ber oversight
Fine "Poor Man'. Wife."
To turn to the purely domestic side,
she is an excellent housekeeper, and
she has a reputation for retaining not
only the good will but the co-operation
of her domestics. She herself can work
out a menu admirably, and If the ne
cessity nrose she could personally "get
up" a palatable dinner. She is clever
at the Sunday evening supper table (a
distinctive feature of southern house
holds), and her handling of the chafing
MavlM Near-Beer in 1916.
T ,mit run be secur-
ed from the city council and the no
er location found, Robert fofe" nd
Harvey Greenwood plan to s nit a
near-beer saloon and soft dnnk par
lor in the near nmire. "
ii... ; motino- w th t he favor of the
promoters is the vacant storeroom in
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the city bank Dunning, ami -.t
i- : ..i,i in iwttinc the per-
mit from the city. From the reports
received on the near-Deer uiiij.
. r..n...i t Hia T.nnil Products
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show it seems that the new product is
in every way equal to the real thing
ti,t "n, "kick" is lacking.
Play Shed Tor Children Completed.
Through the efforts of the Indepen
dence Parent-Teachers' association a
large play shed has been built on the
school grounds for the children. The
building was nearly entirely paid for
by popular subscription taken this
K V 'M.,o nf lllllRS. but tO
fll 1 DV a UUUHKIUVU ,
nmke the final settlement , a benefit
program was given at the Isis tl.ea er
on Friday evening. Other benefit,
may be given in the near future.
Roy Anderson Breaks Leg.
i .niallnfnn on Sunday
Willie miming . . ;
Roy J. Anderson, who lives in the vi
cinity of Salem, slipped iron '"
and broke one of his legs. The young
man was searching for the holiday
decoration in trees about two am.
one-half miles from the river, in this
Find a community of good roads
and you find prosperity. The two con
ditions seem to have an affinity for
The Semi-Weekly Observer costs no
more than a weekly paper.
and Light Lunches
at all hours
Only.Lunch Room in Dallas
Finley's Lunch Room
Court Street, Next to Kojy Konr
Carpenter and Contractor, Wall-pv
paring and Painting, Cement
and Brick Work.
512 Orchard Ave. Phone Went Redd
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THE PRESIDENT AND HIS BEIDE.
the trace of a very eventful year was
written unmistakably Into his face and
physique. Especially did he show the
tress and travail which he has under
gone during the last five years. To
day, apparently without a care in the
world, he looks less than fifty. His air
of austere reserve has melted away,
and be Is all graclousness. Nobody can
doubt that under the Influence of the
simple, gracious, companionable wo
man he has won, "the year's at the
spring" for him. Moreover, he devel
oped an enthusiasm in bis courtship
that proved a delight and surprise for
those who thought tbey knew Dim best
The "Something Blue."
The same turquoise bracelet worn
by other brides of this administration
Mrs. Francis Bowes Snyre and Mrs.
Willinm tiibbs McAdoo adorus the
arm of the president's bride. It la
the property of Miss Margaret Wlson
and supplies the "something borrowed
and something blue" necessary to car
ry out the old brida( suiierstition.
The "something old" is a piece of
rare old rose point from a famous Boil
ing collection. The wedding gown, of
course, provides the "something new."
The Gait home In Twentieth street
was put in spick and span order for the
ceremony and the festivities Incident
thereto. The floral scheme Is on an
elaborate order, having been worked
out by experts of the White House
The tall mirrored mantel tn the
drawing room, which has been done
over In American Beauty tints. Is bank
ed with llllee of the valley and Klllar
ney rosea. Tbe tall palms which have
formed part of the decorations at all
White House weddings since that of
Nellie Grant have been placed In the
The dining room, tbe scene of the
weddlvg feast. Is one of tbe most In
teresting rooms In the bouse. The
long mahogany table, an heirloom In
the bride's family, has been polished
to ultra brightness. Tbe old fashioned
buffet Is la (Ira with gifts of scorn
of friends and with the hand wrought
(liver of the Boiling family.
The country has never witnessed
cash to buy trousseaux ad lib for a
family of girls remarkable for their
beauty and popularity was not always
available, wherefore Miss Edith Boil
ing began to utilize ber gift for line
and form and for color and design.
Twenty-five years ago In Wythevllle,
Vs.. the new first lady as a girl In her
teens developed a great reputation In
the large family connection for her
ability to buy, to cut out. to fit and to
make up divers frocks for divers occa
sions. So, too, with bats. She has
great skill tn the building of a hat. She
can "poise a wing" or twist a ribbon
into a bow with the skill of a trained
Hot 7ond of Jewelry.
"She has less Jewelry than any mem
ber of the family," said one of the con
nection the other day. "I should say
she bad no favorite gem. The opal Is
her birthstone and Is seen in tbe band
some bodice Jewels, brooches or rings
she possesses. She never cared for
Jewels, even as a young girl."
Tbe bride Is fond of flowers. No mat
ter wbat the blossom, its color. Its
fragrance. Its sbnpe, its size, she Is
fond of flowers. The president's earli
est remembrance took tbe form of ex
quisite clusters of orchids, sometimes
white, sometimes yellow, sometimes
mauve Huge clusters of rich red roses
sometimes replaced the orchtds. and
again bunches of lilies of the valley
beautified tbe smart toilets In which
she appeared either In public or in tbe
drawing rooms of ber friends.
A few books showed tbe president's
thonghtfulness from tune to time.
While not either bookish or a "blue
stocking." the bride Is a remarkably
well Informed woman. She baa made
nine or tea trips to Europe, snd eacb
time she Das gone she has stopped for
periods varying from six months to a
year. She Is keenly observant, snd she
delights In leisurely touring a boot m
A Simple Woman.
"Too may take It from me. Edltb
never does anything for effect or be
cause It ta considered tbe thing to do.'
She la tn tort with tbe man Wood row
Wlhtoo. The glamour of the White
House did sot nttract ber or Influence
dish on these occasions conduces to
the good digestion which waits on ap
petite. She Is a familiar figure in tbe Wash-'
Ington markets, ber smart little run-
about many times being filled with tbe
more perishable fruits of ber domestic I
Altogether she would make a "fine
wife for a poor man."
She Is open handed and generous, a
devoted church woman and until quite
recently a member of St. Thomas' Epis
copal church. She now attends St
Margaret's, where her brother. Rich
ard Wilmer Boiling, is an usher and
Where her mother. Mrs. W. U. Boiling;
ber unmarried brother, John Randolph
Boiling, nnd her sister. Miss Bertha
Boiling, also attend.
Fond of Young; People.
"To show the younger contingent a
good time" Is one of ber attributes.
Not less Is she considerate of tbe aged.
Many instances of ber looking up tbe
invalid and elderly and taking tbem
for drives about the parks are record
ed Tbe mother of a young southern
woman employed tn one of the govern
ment departments came to visit ber
daughter, whom the president's bride
bad frequently met. Almost dally
throughout tbe visit she appeared ei
ther In tbe afternoon or morning and
acted as cicerone.
As to her accomplishments, the bride,
possessing an arid mind and having
traveled extensively she baa passed
some time In every country In Europe
snd has traveled throughout the Unit
ed Stares. Canada and Alaska Is thor
onghly In toocb wlih tbe thought and
development of the life of tbe day. She
speaks French welL She Is a talented
pianist Her fine meczo soprano voice,
while nntmined. Is admirably suited to
ballad singing. She Is fond of singing.
So alo Is the president, who himself
has a good voice.
Finally be h well poised, "very hu
man" and tbomoshlv unaffected and
sincere. Not only charmingly pretty,
sbe has tbe distinction of manner and
carriage which win admirably conform
to the role abe ta soon to assume cbat
elalns of tbe White Hons and first
lady of tbe land.
The Holiday Spirit
OUR efforts have been to please the people of Dal
las and Polk county, whom we have faithfully
,, served as their jeweler for more than 22 succes
sive years. If the complete stock of goods now dis
played, according to our best taste, pleases you it is a
pleasure to us in a marked degree. We have spared
no effort or expense in gathering suitable Xmas gifts.
HE experience gained by years of catering to the
ft T purchasing public of Polk county has taught us
what to buy to satisfy their holiday shopping
desires. We acted accordingly, and confidently assert
that if you cannot be pleased from this magnificent ar
ray there will belittle use of looking further. We have
in selecting this holiday stock gathered the best, and to
your judgment we would leave the success attained.
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.LEASE let us impress upon you that mod
est prices prevail in the store, for quality
considered you can do no better anywhere. Thel;
smallest wants of the people have been provided witli'L
the same degree of care as the more important ones. Z.
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iiunareas oi persons nave aireaay visitea us curing ini5opi
season-it you were not among them, come today.
H H I H JEWELER
BY WAY of suggestion we would call special afe
teritionto Sterling Silver and Flatware, of which-"
we have an unusually large display, including
the latest and most approved patterns in sets or single"
pieces. These are standard goods, carried in stock at ail
times, thus making it possible for the recipient of a gift!-
to matcn it in tne luture. This is a point to 'consider.;
I'1'" COURT STREET
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HI f OR the best in Cut ninss mVi aa vorrarrlc: mini
ir ty and design, we present for your consider
won nawKe s, tne reputation ol which is world
wide. We also ha vp thp Vintn cut
glass which can scarcely be distinguished from man
ot the higher priced makes. Cut glass is in high fef
ui, ami maKes a most appreciated Christmas preser
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INVITES YOU TO CALL
XTISS,Y.thinks of rils at this season, flfe
W.W.W rings are leaders, and not expenajfe?"
i eithPr. ThPV rnmo i nil AnnX r4. o G,
have others, from plain bands to diamond settings. ;r
gift is more appreciated. Don't overlook our Watchp.T
for men and women, or Gold and Silver Novelties-4e
short, you are invited to inspect the entire stock. f '
CHAS. H. MORRIS
OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS.