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PROBABLY HIS LAST LETTER
Indianapolis Journal
- News clipping generously contributed by Maureen McKillican -
 
Perhaps the last letter Mr. Longfellow wrote was a reply to one that now reposes in a litte cabinet in the poet's library, wherein he treasured rememberances of children. It contained a series of resolutions adopted by the pupils of A grade, school No. 2 of this city, during exercises commemorating his brithday. Miss Jessie Daily, a little girl eleven years of age, who resides with Mrs. Dillard Ricketts on North Pennsylvania street, was secretary of the meeting. The resolutions were forwarded over her name, and Longfellow's reply was addressed to her in person. It is dated March 22, and reached the city on the day he died. The note - for it contains only a few words - is written in the third person, and says that owing to Mr. Longfellow's illness he is unable to answer the comminication as he would like, and can only acknowledge its receipt. It is needless to say that Miss Jessie will always cherish the literary treasure.
 
 

THE FOUR ELOPED

DEVELOPMENTS OF THE COLEMAN HOUSE MARRIAGES

Two Couples of Young Folks Take Matters Into Their Own Hands
They are Well Known and Prominent

- News clipping generously contributed by Maureen McKillican -

 

The secret of the mysterious marriage is solved and as usual in such cases there is no mystery about it. the facts are simply that two sentimental young couples, who ought to have known better, took a notion that they were competent to manage their own affairs without advice of parent or guardian, and so under the obliging laws of Wisconsin, made arrangements with the minister who came as requested and performed the marriage ceremony, first for one couple then for the other. It all happened in the Coleman House parlor, rather late Sunday evening, and the contracting parties were, first, Miss Jessie Daily of Indianapolis, and George Wood, of Pittsburg, and, second, Miss Jennie Hutchinson of New York, and Frank Murphy of Chicago. All of the parties have been staying at the Fountain House and belong to wealthy and prominent families. Miss Daily at least has been here several seasons and has always been a social favorite.

After the ceremony the young couples returned to the Fountain House, and the affair was kept secret until Monday noon, when it leaked out. The families of the frightened young brides were hurt and indignant. It was not the personnel of the bridegrooms that they objected to, but the youth of all concerned and the circumstances of the marriage. Miss Daily's guardian, who by the way is the father of Frank Murphy, one of the gallants concerned, consulted a local attorney to find out if anything could be done toward dissolving his ward's marriage, but found it legal and binding.

The parties left last night on the 6:10 train for their respective homes. All of the four are very young, one of the ladies being hardly more than a child.

 
 
REVISITING ROMANTIC SCENES
- News clipping generously contributed by Maureen McKillican -
 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Murphy of Chicago are at the Fountain House. Waukesha is a place of pleasant memories to them as they were married here last year. Their wedding, with that of another couple - George Wood of Pittsburg, and Jessie Daily of Indianapolis - was one of the sensations of the season. The four young people were staying at the Fountain House, and one pleasant Sunday evening took a drive to the Coleman House, where a minister was in waiting and where the double marriage ceremony was performed. The parents were furious for a time and the affair caused a great sensation. Mrs. Murphy's maiden name was Jennie Hutchinson.
 
 
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