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The Detroit Free Press The Weather Today. FAIR AND WARMER VOL. 76. NO. 266. DETROIT. MICHIGAN. TUESDAY, JUNE 20. 1911 -FOURTEEN PAGES. PRICE:TWO CENTS WHITE HOUSE FILLED BY BRILLIANT COMPANY THOUSANDS IN LINE AT RECEPTION Taft's Silver Wedding Greatest of All the Many Functions That Have Entertained Washington. FLOOD OF RARE AND COSTLY GIFTS Many Gorgeous Gowns Worn by the Women Who Are Leaders in Official Society. [[?]] to The Free Press Washington, J-une 18,- Under clear, sparkling skies and in the soft and sweet [[?]] of a truly Virginian June night President and Mrs. Taft celebrated the anniversary of that day 25 years ago when their lives were wedded and they started on the career that had been so happy and prosperous. While [[some?]] rooms and grounds were thronged by the largest and most brilliant company that has ever been gathered there. All the leaders of national life and Washington society were there. Musing [[?]] sparkling lights [[?]] and beautiful women made a spectacle that was sufficient to [[?]] the most [[?]] [[?]] guests [[?]] the [[re-? ?]] and then scattered [[?]] and grounds to [[?]] of refreshments and enjoy [[?]] with friends. President Taft [[?]] reads with all the guests while Mrs. Taft, who had been ill, [[stood?]] by his side for an hour [[?]] greeting [[?]] Taft was by her side, but did not dare to take her mother's place as [[?]] pleased. Taft [[?]] of [[?]] With the weather absolutely perfect, the White House grounds transformed almost late [[fairland?]], the [[?]] guests having the best kind of a time and four times that many interested and enthusiastic spectators standing so deep outside the spiked iron fence that surrounds the [[os...tive? ?]]. President Taft as he stood at the head of the receiving line with the first lady of the land did not seem to have a care in the world. The [[?]] night that made a [[?]] in the open air [[?]] the crash that the White House for [[?]] had been afraid of and made the reception not only brilliant and unusual but [[?]] every [[report?]]. Greets would have [[?]] the White house to [[?]] but the grounds are ample and there was no [[?]] and no confusion. The [[?]] said that the reception would begin at 9 o'clock and promptly on the hour [[?]] strains of the wedding march. The president and Mrs. Taft came down the staircase of the White House preceded by the six [[?]] sides and followed by the cabinet. Out through the red room to the rear barriers of the mansion lawn the broad steps and out on to the lawn the procession marched while hundreds of guests already in the grounds watched their progress. They took their grand [[?]] two [[?]] just above the center of the lawn where branches were joined by an electric sign flashing "1886-1911" [[?]] The quests emerged from the east front, passed through the corridors beneath the White House and out on the lawn. Down the winding walk they passed in two lines to Continued on Page 2 Column 2 DO DANCE OF DEATH Live Wires [[?]] and [[?]] at D. V. R. [[Five?]], Endangering Lives of [[Firemen?]] and Putting Other Property in Peril. OFFICIAL PLACES LOSS AT $25,000 Freight Stock Damaged, Three Cars. Partly [[?]] and Merchandise Worth About $5,000 Betrayed by [[?]] A lighter [[?]], dropped by a [[?]], [[?]] a property damage of about $25,000, made [[?]] wires wriggle over the ground, threatening innocent death to anyone who came in their reach, and [[?]] a series of about 26 explosions to [[?]] since that [[?]] the crowd, at a respectful distance [[?]] the [[?]] of the D. U. R. Fifth street and Jeffersons [[?]] yesterday. The platform [[?]] was damaged to the extent of about $3,000, three freight cars were damaged about $4,000 each, and approximately $2,000 of freight was burned according to General Manager F.W. Brooks of the D. U. R. The [[?]] about $3,000 to [[$?]] each according to Mr. Brooks, but the bottom of all was saved. The source of the freight are [[?]], but [[?]], he said. Everything [[?]] covered by [[insurance?]] [[?]] The [[?]] brightened [[?]] burning structure, [[?]] were [[?]] by exploding beer [[?]], falling [[?]] and the [[?]] the sides of the [[?]] ripping off in the terrible heat. The fire started at about 8 o'clock in the morning and was [[?]] extinguished in half and hour, but it burned awfully while it lasted. Live wires were the [[?]] before the first [[?]] could begin, it was necessary to grapple with the writhing death threads. They literally seemed to dance a dance of death, [[squirming?]] and [[?]] like venemous reptiles. striking [[?]] from each other whom coming in contact and setting now [[?]] wherever they touched [[?]] inflammable. [[Firemen?]] Cut Wires. But the [[?]] goes out [[?]] and [[?]] the [[?]] after which the fire was quickly extinguished. The popping beer bottles and [[?]] the made [[?]] Fourth of July for a while Then I wish I'd got there first. [[?]] a brewery [[?]] at no [[?]] the empty [[?]] with [[?]] broken off. Horace [[?]] to the [[?]] and [[?]] to the [[?]] of lie in [[?]] across the street were led [[?]] and resisting to the [[?]] and safety for it looked for a time as if the flames [[?]] by freight shots of the D. U. R. were [[?]] tight and their [[?]]. the [[?]] of mind of C. H. Logan express and freight agent being responsible for this salvation of property. It was he who directed the moving of two of five freight cars that were in the yards. He and his men made a brave attempt to save the other three. but the flames [[?]] rapidly. Freight will not be deployed at the yards as [[?]] of the [[?]] of the shed said Mr. Brooks [[?]] result [[?]] to the men that have to handle it SENATOR BY GIVING BLOOD SAVES LIFE OF YOUNG WIFE As Color Comes Back to Sick Woman's Face Her Devoted Husband Falls to the Floor HOPE TO CORNER THE DEMOCRATS Michigan Republicans... REP. SMITH WILL [[??]] CUT IN THE WOOL [[??]] NEW SHIP SPEEDS ACROSS ATLANTIC White Star Liner Olympic Makes Fast Time on Her Maiden Voyage GIRLS BAIL IS LOWERED MICHIGAN AERO CLUB IS HOLDING FIRST AVIATION MEET ON COUNTRY CLUBS GROSSE POINTE GOLF LINKS THREE DETROIT WOMEN VENTURE IN BIPLANE SEA OF MUD IN LONDON AERO CLUB'S MEETING DRAWS SPECTATORS Mrs. Russell A. and Mrs. Fred M. Alger and Miss Beth Loonis are Enthusiastic About Sport. AVIATOR MAKES FANCY FLIGHTS Six Other Members Make Ascensions While A Dozen Others Will ... Go Up Today. AUDITORS AGAIN CROSS SWORDS INCREASE IN TEN YEARS IS LARGE Value of Live Stock on Michigan Farms in 1810 Was Over $[[?]] COMMISSION PLAN LOSES AT LANSING SAME BRAND OF HEAT FOR TODAY Kiosk Registers 98 Degrees; Only One Man Overcomes by [[?]] DOORS ARE MADE TO CLOSE, SAID MORGAN,SNUBBING GATES Leader of the Financial World Showed Small Consideration to Steel Man When He Boasted That All His Acts Had Been In Open. An Educational Opportunity For Boys and Girls The DETROIT FREE PRESS will furnish free tickets for the Great Aviation Meet to all Detroit School Children. See Page 8
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