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ALLEGANY COUNTY NEWS, WHITESVILLE, N. Y. R i . ' UIDDING A FAMH.Y AFFAIR Ceremony at Galt Home Marked by Simplicity. JETAILS ARE KEPT SECRET Only Relatives of President and His Bride Are Present—Start on Honey­ moon Trip to South—Try to Avoid Crowds. W ashington, Dec. 18.—^In the pres­ ence of relatives only. President Wil­ son and Mrs. Edith Bolling Galt were quietly and simply wedded this eve- f ning in the parlors of the bride’s un- * pretentious home at 1308 Twentieth street. There was no fuss and feath­ ers, and official and social circles m u st wait for tomorrow’s newspapers before they know how It all came about. Secretary of the Treasury Mc- Adoo was the lone official present and he was there simply as Mr. Wilson’s son-in-law. Miss Bertha Bolling of this city at­ tended her sister, the bride, and a email orchestra- from the Marine band furnished the nuptial music. The bride wore a dark traveling costume and carried a huge bouquet of orchids. She m et the bridegroom at the foot of the broad stairway in her home and together they went slowly to the altar of flowers erected at the east* end of the parlors. The president placed on her third left-hand fin­ ger a plain gold circlet engraved with her initials and his own. The cere­ mony was the utmost in simplicity and taste—^in keeping with the best American traditions. Keep Hour a Secret. In order to avoid the crowds of curi­ ous folk in W ashington the hour of ~ the weddmg was kept secret until late In the day. The plan worked with fair success and the police had no trouble upon, and for years she has feeen known as the most perfectly gowned woman In Washington, both because she has exquisite taste and because she has plenty of means to follow her taste in dress. H er gowns have al- Ays been chosen with rare care and she bought much from the fashionable costumers in Paris, where, she was a frequent visitor before the war. Those who a re in a position to know say the bride spent several months m the preparation of her trousseau, be­ ing aided in this im portant labor by her mother, who also is a woman of extraordinary discernment. It was all complete, ’tis whispered, two weeks before the date of the wedding. Some controversy arose as to the origin of the gowns and frocks and linens and laces. There were stories to the ef­ fect that French supply houses balked at furnishing anything through the medium of German-American middle­ men. Most of the stories were base­ less, he it said truthfully, for the bride’s wedding outfit was almost en­ tirely of American origin. Orchids Her Favorite. Dark green and orchid are the pre­ dominating hues in the trousseau gowns, for orchids are the new Mrs. Wilson’s favorite flowers. There are traveling gowns, s treet frocks and eve­ ning gowns of amazing loveliness which will be seen much this winter, for the W hite House is to be re­ opened for a series of old-time enter­ tainments. The four great official re­ ceptions, which were omitted last win­ ter, will be resumed, and there will be matinee teas and frequent musicales. Mr. Wilson is the sixth president of the United States to m a rry a widow. Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Pill- 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 Roosevelt married twice, but their second wives liad not been wedded be­ fore. It is scarcely necessary to recall George W ashington’s marriage. The world knows of bis courtship, engage­ ment and espousal. His love was the “Widow Custis.” Thomas Jefferson, at the home of a friend, John Wayles, m e t M artha Skelton, W ayles’ widowed pssswmr || rmsojv - @Bri//yne/^m>oo htuffomtvooo ..... .. ......... l;l in handling the few hundred men, women and children who pressed eagerly in the streets near the Galt home. As soon as the ceremony was over a.nd 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 W hite House automobile to the Union station and took a train to the South for their honeymoon. If they told anybody their destination th a t person kept bis secret well. It is reported from family circles, how­ ever, th a t the couple will be away un­ till the first week in January. They must be back in W ashington by January 7, though, because on that * date the president and Mrs. Wilson will a c t as host and hostess at a great reception to be given in the W hite 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 his desk. Only Relatives Are Present Amuiig those present at the cere­ mony were: Miss M argaret Wilson, the president’s eldest daughter; Mrs. Fi’ancis Bowes Sayre of Williams- town, Mass., the president’s second daughter; Mrs. William G. McAdoo, the president’s youngest 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 m arriage to Norman Galt was Miss Edith Boll­ ing of Virginia, was well represented w ith kinsmen and kinswomen. She and her mother, Mrs. William H. Boll­ ing, have lived together for several years, and Mrs. Bolling, of course, was the dowager queen of the occasion. The bride’s sisters, Miss Bertha Bolling of W ashington and Mrs. H. H. M aury of Anniston, Ala., and her brothers, Johp Randolph Bolling, Richard W. Bolling, Julian B. Bolling, all of W ashington; R. E. Bolling of Panam a and Dr. W. A. Bolling ol liouisville, ity., attended the cere­ mony. The president’s bride is a - hand- 8ome wamAii, unusually sooA to look; daughter. She was a beautiful wom­ an, much sought after, but Jefferson finally won her heart. Perhaps Dolly Madison, wife of President James Madison, is best known generally to Americans of all generations next to Martha W ashing­ ton. John Tyler’s Romance. John Tyler was twice married, the second time while he Was president. His first wife was Letitia 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 as president she died—in the W hite House. The second w inter after her death the president m et Julia, the daughter of a Mr, Gardiner, who lived on one of the islands in Long Island sound. The president fell 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 engaged and a short time later they were married quietly at the Church of the Ascension in New York city. Grover Cleveland did not m a rry un­ til fairly late in life. Then he fell in love with Frances Folsom, the daugh­ ter of his law partner. She was a girl whom he had known from early childhood—^there was a time when she called him “Uncle Cleve.” Mr. Cleveland and Miss Folsom were wedded in the famous Blue room at the W hite House. For a long time it was thought that President Wilson and Mrs. Galt would be married in the W hite House. Peo­ ple just supposed th a t Mrs. Galt would w ant to go down in history as an actual W hite House bride. From the general feminine point of view it seemed really the only thing to do. Charming, tactful Mrs. Galt decided long ago, however, th a t a woman should be married in her own home and not In th a t of her husband. She did not believe in breaking the Amer­ ican—^nay, the world—^precedent In the m a tter. And in this aU Washing­ ton approved. \U' Fas^EO P L B who decide to give only useful Christmas gifts ‘ ------ * often have a bunch of sur­ prises waiting for them around the corner. Look before you leap,\ is a useful thing to remember. Useful presents should be accepted In the spirit in which they are given. Keep the Christmas spirit green. When you get a useful present, do not take it back and exchange it for some­ thing you can use. Keep it; hang on to it. Do not give It away to the poor, - for they have troubles enough of their own. One of the most useful useful gifts —for some people—is a smoking Jacket. Once we gave our old Uncle Peters one of those costly nicotine reefers. It had blue satin cuffs and a braided collar. The coat was held to­ gether not by buttons but by gold- braid knots. The garment made a hit with Uncle Peters, but not the knots. For years his smoking jacket had been a flannel undershirt, gracefully decorated with suspenders. Every eve­ ning he sat by the stove, smoking a liipe which would have suffocated a fteamshlp stoker.. He never told us what he burned in the pipe, and we never went close enough to investi­ gate. Christmas day they made him put ^on the smoking jacket. Life was not the same after that. They told him he m u stn’t smoke that vulgar, shocking old pipe while wearing the lovely jacket. Everybody thought he was cured of the deadly corncob. He quit smoking the pipe, and instead brought home a bale of cigars. He made a handsome figure, wear­ ing the braided_ smoking jacket, and puffing a cigar with a gilt band around it. We left him, smoking happily by the stove. In one hour we returned. Uncle Peters was still consuming cigars. On the floor lay the family cat. It did not raise its head at our footsteps. It would never look up again. The picture frames on the walls had turned green. Uncle Peters denied that his Flor de Mule Ear segars had killed the cat. He insisted she had rolled over after taking one squint at the smoking jacket. Useful gifts often have a way of making themselves useful when you least expect it. For instance, we buried the cat in Uncle Peters’ smok­ ing jacket! . HERB are Christmas belLs and bells. The real Christmas bells ring out only in the morn­ ing of the sacred day. The Other bells ring from morning until uight. After which they jangle through one's dreams. The Christmas doorbell is a great Institution. It is the busiest bell of the lot. All day long the doorbell has pressing engagements. When the doorbell rings on Christmas day, every­ body gives heed to its sweet sounds. And everybody rushes to the front door as if the house had caught on fire, and that was the nearest exit. The doorbell has everyone in the fam­ ily hopping as if they were so many trained ducks. . There are two reasons why the Christmas doorbell is a welcome vis­ itor when it jars upon the ear. In the first place, you know that no bills are going to be presented by the caller at the door. In the second place the doorbell may announce the arrival of % package. A sawed-off express wagon driver, with a chunky, holly-bound package under his arm, can get more attention on Christmas day than the governor ol the state, surrounded by his military staff and preceded by a Chinese or­ chestra, playing “Tippelaly.” The package the expressman or mail carrier brings, is seized by a dozen eager hands. It is strange ho*W ready everybody is to help in reliev ing the deliveryman of his 12-ounce burden. Then the package is conveyed in state to the inspecting department. It is opened with nervous anticipation, and there is great rejoicing when it proves to be a knitted muffler for fa ther from Aunt Jessica. The muffler is as large as a young hammock, and is pinker than pa’s cheeks when we all insist that he try it on. If there is a grown-up daughter in the family, she beats all records get­ ting to the door when the bell rings on Christmas day. If anybody beats her to the knob, it is not her fault, as she slid down the banister and took a fly­ ing leap, which was the best she could do w ith o u t breaking bones. Sis GX pects the kind of presents which are not found in fireplaces, after Santa Claus’ visit. She’s looking for bou­ quets of flowers, huge boxes of candy and other tokens of regard. Some­ times, though not very often, the bell ring announces a neatly wrapped wed­ ding ring. The Christmas telephone bell is an important feature of the Yuletide. It rings Christmas tidings which former­ ly v/ere sent on decorative cards, v/hich, with their imitation snow, made handy match scratcliers. The Christmas dinner bell—one at a time, please. Don’t a l l ' rush in at once! m i i i c IE late Shopper is a prom­ inent member of the Genus Procrastinatus. He has his own peculiar way of celebrating Christ­ mas. Often he celebrates it in bed. With a water bag on his chest and the grip of an anxious physician around his wrist. His eyes are closed and his poor, warped brain is v/orn in a sling. On the floor beside his bed, torn to shreds and bitten in numerous places, lies his Christmas list. The day be­ fore Christmas he sallied forth with this list in his hand and a look of desperate determination on his fea- The Late Shopper is a cheerful giv­ er, withal. He loves giving for its own sake, but he loves it better for the sake of putting it off. Decidedly he is no believer in the \Do-it-now\ movement. Nor is he selfish. It is just a habit. It is to be feared that if he were dying of thirst he would put off giving himself a drink. Philanthropists should find rest san­ itariums for Late Christmas S^hoppere —th kind that are incurable. Here they could re tire , and nurse their wounds, incurred in the last toy coun­ ter rush. How fortunate it is that Santa Claus was not born a late shopper. He is always on the job, and gets ready for the holiday season months ahead, we are reliably informed by the nurs­ ery books. However, Santa Claus is in constant danger of losing his repu­ tation. There are hundreds of fond Fathers who pose as Santa Claus to their little broods. Papas who sally forth to collect a bagful of toys just when the stores are closing on Christ­ mas eve, and the holly garlands are ‘ being .taken dowm. and the manager of the dress goods department is get­ ting ready to announce, “Spring and Summer Styles.\ The Late Shoppers we have always with us. As el-jventh-hour athletes, they take all the running, jumping and line-plunginy honors. But often the Late Shopper has one good mark to his credit. He puts off giving at all times, and therefore puts off giv­ ing a piece of bis mind to his wife. Chrisimas Prayer | Thou, deaf Prince Oh. come to us this horv' Christmas times F Come to die bus - marts of earth the quiet houses, iioisy streets. ^ humble sanss Come to us all and with Thy bve touch even? human heart, thax w e mav know tha. '5 and its bics^<jd i^cace hear charity to ai nuumtpd. —Eugene Ftdi* A C h r i s t m a s C a r o l. Twiddle—de—dum. Twiddle—dum —de. Playing the gam e of E x p e c tancy, Under the glare of the C h ristm a s tree. Blending of craft and philanthropy. M a rvelous gam e of hum a n ity. Twiddle—de—dum. Twiddie—dum —dee. Twiddle—de—dum. T w i d d le —d u m —d e e . The rules are a s sim p le—ju s t listen and The g if t you receive should be w orth about three Of the one yoxi bestow upon—possibly me A n n u a lly tem p ting t h e pow e rs t h a t he; Tw iddle—de—d m n , . . Twiddle*-dum-aee. —Life M initent : a n d : mSEE CASS ILLICBNT BBBARO bad not the slightest idea that she even remotely resembled Audrey Ar­ lington, stellar member of the National Film Manufacturing c o m- pany’s cast. In fact, having only recently ar­ rived in the big city from a downstate farm, she had not even seen any of Miss Arlington's celebrated moving-pic­ ture portrayals, much less heard of that opulent magnate of filmdom, the National Film Manufacturing com pany: Truth to tell, the very first time she learned of its existence was that evening when, worn out by a bootless tour of business offices where ghe had hoped for employment, sno read its \ad” in the Help Wanted sac tlon of a newspaper. Millicent had come to the metropolis aj;>rim with the high hopes and dimi- nent enthusiasm of youth. Incidental ly she brought remarkable good looks with her too, although, being upso phlsticated qpd from the country, she was not as self-conscious of them as most city girls of her age are. The home farm was hopelessly mortgaged and for several years past she had realized with increasing poignancy what a tax upon her aged parents’ slender resources she was. As a girl grows older she craves more and better things, and, no mat­ t e r h o w s li g h tl y sh e m a y be in- “Look! Look!” dulged in the m atter, her support is unavoidably more expensive from year to year. It was acute realization of this that had prompted Millicent tc adventure citywards, armed with her diploma from the Tingleville Commer­ cial college, proving her to be a fully trained stenographer. Millicent had found no positions open, however. Nobody seemed in need of a stenographer without past experience or even a typist. Some business men, she found, wanted a girl in their offices, but they expressed themselves as being more personally Interested in Millicent’s good looks than in her Tingleville certificate. So Millie wisely looked elsew'here. Wise­ ly maybe, but fruitlessly. Then one evening in her bare hall room this second week she came across the two- line “ad” of the National Film Manu­ facturing company, which, it seemed, was lukewarmly interested in secur­ ing a girl “for filing.” A princely stipend of six dollars per week v/as the practical inducement offered. Six dollars loomed gigantic -to our Millicent just then and, although the thought of being only an office girl was humiliating, it was considerably better than nothing. She determined to be, first of the hundred-odd appli­ cants at the studio on the morrow, and so, indeed, she was. On the way out next morning Miss Millie occupied herself with a perusal of the newspaper and therein read a long account of the stupendous pro­ duction which the National Film Man­ ufacturing company was about to re­ lease. The names of fascinating Au- frey Arlington, ddrling of the movie fans, and of Ned Tolman, her hanJ- Bome male “supp'ijrt,” occurred fre-' quently. The releft^e was to bo in no less than five reus, three of vrhich the press notice stated were already done and desperate efforts were be­ ing made to finish caking the other two for a theater presentation by Christ­ mas eve. “A mammoth, elaborate pro­ duction . . . no expense spared . . etc., €stc.. ad lib. Not Knowing much about the movies, Millicent wasn’t much im­ pressed, bowevei-. At the moment h-'T mind was. fervently occupied with melancholy reminiscences of a \Ned” whom .she b^rseU'^-^std known—Ned H a riins. who had pledged eternal fidel­ ity to her in the shadow of a hay­ stack one moonlight night years be: fore when both he and she were bare­ ly more than children. Ned—her Ned—had gone away to the big city three years before to make his for­ tune. She never had heard from him since. Unclouded eyes, a fresh clean com­ plexion and simple direct address won Millicent her interview with the of­ fice manager in the film plant. While he still was explaining her new filing duties. In ru s h ^ the chief d ire c to r - hair rumpled and gesticulating in wild excitement. “Audrey Arlington fell down in the middle of her big scene in the last reel of the Christmas release. . . . Complete nervous breakdown! . . . hysterical . . . are rushing her di­ rect to the nearest hospital HOW. . . . What in heaven’s name will we do? There isn’t a girl in the whole stock company who can make up to look enough like her to complete the personification for this final reel!” The head d i r e c t o r kept w r i n g in g his hands and swearing frantically The president of the company registered acute distress. Then his eyes acci­ dentally fell upon pretty Millicent among her filing cases. “Look! Look; Mr. Isaacsohn!” yelled the head director, pointing. “As I live, that girl looks enough like Miss Arlington to be mistaken for her on the street! . . Come here. Miss —Miss whatever-your-nameis! Havo you ever posed before a ‘picture’ cam era? No? . . . well, it doesn’t make any difference just now anyway. You’re fired from that office job. I’ll give you $60 a week to substitute lor Miss Arlington in this last I'eeL . . . No, I haven’t time to listen to any­ thing about it! Come on back to the studio with me right now! The ‘set* is all up and we were right In the middle of the scene when Miss Arl­ ington fainted. Ned Tolman, the leading man, is waiting. C’m on!” Bewildered Millicent was pulled out of the busy offices and back to the huge glass-domed studio where the la s t re e l of the famous Christmas release was being held in impatient abeyance for its principal. “Listen now, miss,” exploded the director as Millicent emerged from the dressing room clad in the same wonderful gown that Audrey Arling­ ton had been wearing only ten min­ utes before. “Pay attention to wbat I say and don’t stare at either me or the camera. Act natural; that’s what weTe paying you for! Walk in- oide of those tape lines on the floor and don’t on any account move out­ side them. This scene is the parlor of your home. It's supposed to be Christmas eve. You’re to turn your back to the camera and be tieing a sprig of mistletoe to the chandelier. Mr. Ned Tolman, who plays opposite ‘lead ,’ will do the rest. You simply act as any girl would under the cir­ cumstances. . . . Hey you! Get Mr. T o lm a n fro m h i s d r e s s in g - r o o m . Tell him we’re all ready again. Novr, in you go, m iss!” Millicent did just as she was told, although her heart beat fast and her head was in a whirl. With her back to the assemblage behind the crank­ ing comera man, she raised both arm s to tie the sprig of mistletoe to the chandelier. Quick footsteps sounded behind her and, an instant later, a man’s strong arms were around her waist and his handsome face thrust close to hers for a kiss. With a cry of mingled fright and in­ dignation, the girl squirmed about in his arms and tried to push him away. Then for the first time she caught sight of the movie matinee idol’s face, “Ned?” she thrilled in joyous amazement. “Ned Harkins! You are the-famous Ned Tolman?” “Millicent!” breathed he, clasping her closer as their lips met in a long, long kiss and the watching director yelled: “Fine! fine! Hold th a t! ” Presently the whirr of the camera crank ceased and the grins on the faces of actor, “extra,” and “set” shifter broadened. “Hey there!\ finally shouted the head director. “Film’s run out; scene’s over! We’ve had enough of that kiss now!” “But I haven’t,” murmured Ned, looking fondly dov/n into his old sweetheart’s happiness-flushed face. “Have you, Millicent?” “Never! I could keep on doing it forever,” she whispered softly back. CHRISTMAS JOYS. “1 suppose you will have a merry Christmas a t your house?” “Oh, yes,” replied the sophisticated small boy. “We younger people will endeavor to make it so. Yon know, so much depends on the tactfulneM of children. I always endeavor to make the holidays pleasant by show­ ing an entbusias£ie interest in the mechan* al toys that afford p ’own people so much^amusement

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