"How do you spell 'plaguy'?"
"P-l-a-ummm-g-u-y," said President-Elect Hoover.
"How do you spell 'dessicate'?"
The President-Elect pondered s's and c's, and answered: "D-e-s-s-i-c-a-t-e."
"How do you spell 'rarefied'?"
Mr. Hoover glanced at the Atlantic ocean. Finally, "R-a-r-e-f-i-e-d," said he.
Thus, last week, progressed a spelling-bee held on the Utah to vary the monotony of the usual deck-games. Among other contestants were: Mrs. Hoover, Ambassador Fletcher, John R. Mott, of Montclair, N. J., Commander Augustin Beauregard and Captain C. R. Train of the Utah. Eighteen words chosen from a list containing such orthographic...