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PART 11.
TEN PAGES.
A PALACE OF PLEASURE FORMS PART <U A CHURCH
WHERE D.tXCISG.CARD PLATING, BILLIARDS IXD
. THE A TRIC. 1 1. PERFORM. 1\( 'ES . I Hi: PROriDED FOR.
A. Jersey City church has undertaken to fight
the tievll with seme of his own w?apons. On last
SlosCay it opened a "palace of pleasure." so th*
public might obtain recreation there instead of at
Balocr.i 5 a"J ciar.^e h^lls. There people may dance,
pjay cards, bil'.ia.-is and pool «md take part in. as
ire'i as witness, theatrical nuances. There
tbe boys rr.ay b^x and wrestle and the men may
raoke.
The People's Palace, as it is known from the te
scription over its entrance, was created by the
Rev. Dr. John ll Scudder. pastor of the First
Church of Jtrsey City, and Joseph
Milbar.k. a citizen cf New-York, Mr. Scudder fur
r-.lslsfd tte id< as. Mr. JTllliarik thf morey. As Mr.
Scudder pr>Jd. at the timi* th« corncrptone of the
»iuili-"^ was laid: "The People's Palace will s-anc
r'.fy al! lesritimat^ 3rr>ii«rmi-r.T.-<. and wll. not let
the dc">-ll have ;i monopoly of them. It ■will ke<*p
Ntts eff the streets, young men out of saloons, and
your.s women out of dance hails.**
Both Mr. Bcudder and ifr. Mllbank believe in
•■practical Christianity."" and the way they were
hrousiit together illustrates what "practica'. Chris
♦licity" Is. About ten ye.irs apo the pastor of
tho First Conarcsational Church of Jersey City
icdoced its members to build tenpin alleys in Ita
basesier.t. so that the boys cf the neighborhood
--.. have "have their fun" there instead of at
beer ha:'.s. The ter.plrs na£e a great rumpus
tsirs? s-otne other olcrgr\-rnen. an-1 tcey also at
tracted the attention of Mr. MObank. Th» c>rgy
jsen openly criticised such an amusement ■• a
rtarch. sr.-i said it would send more boy« to
the beer halls. Mr. Milbar.k watered and watted.
Jleeaid r.ot hir.gr.
Tsse tenptns stayed, ar.d the cor.gregation. ar.a
the Sunday school, increased until the
First Crr.?r*?at:ot;al bf-rame the largest church of
that denomination !n Jersey City. Furthermore.
ese 'ir.r.ovatlor/' ><J to another. Or.c day Mr. Pcud
tet Cisco verc-ii that some of the boys in their de
ilre to lean to s»w!ia wont down to the water
tront. where they were compelled to mingle with
tit low characters always to be found ther». He
iasaeiiate'.y doc-i.Jed that the church should have
1 «Tri=ur.infir tar-k of its own, ar.d eucceeded in
fcarir-c one built. Mr. Mf.lar.k hecrd of the tar.k.
is& or. meeting the p=«tor. he sold:
"TTell, I understand that voa have ac'ded a swim
tn'rg pool to your church?"
"Exactly. Cleanliness ;s =ext to godliness." the
clergyman replied.
"Well. well, ar.d what will ysu do r.ext?"
"We wouM build a fleastire palace for our people
'A we could. AYe wo-ld bech) to-morrow Jf we had
tJ:e noacy At any rate, ycu ought to believe in a
church s'wimrrir.g poc>l.*'
•'How's ttat?" ashed Mr. Stnbank.
"Because you are a Baptist," said Dr. 8 atdAar.
Tb* two nen have been close friends ever •■--•
tnd they have worked together !n plannir.g and
"nuJldlr.g a house of amusement :is if they were of
rnt ar.l the sine creed. It ia rcr this reason per
haps tiat the People's Palace Is wholly uadenom-
InsttaßSl.
That the people appreciated what Dr. Scuflfler and
Mr. iliit>2.i:k have dor.c Is shown in n:asy striking
•trays. Even befaro the People's Palace was opened
four hundred men, women asi chilirea applied for
membership. More fOBBS ■wora«a vrsrted to jola
lite dancing classes Qiaa there was roora for. They
were net cnly rdflentj of Jersey City, but cf
BOXING AT THE PEOPLITS PALACE-
The Re* Dr. leoMtr refereelr.g a t
Hoboker. Ncrirs. and one young woman who
«ye« la Bossd Brook T.-rnte that sh« was p*-rf-ctly
wa«o» to u-avei back and forth for earh lesion if
«he might Co=J< ,
Ever since it v.-^ announced that there would be
:-S: -S at the Peoples Palace vb*- pastor M been
rec:v:r.r letters daily which denounce his coun
•rr.ar.-:'.ng this sort cf amusei=« nt. At last the
''-'■"^ ca:.i c p0 thick uni fast that he r« plied to
.'•>_ critics bom tbe p^ by aatagi
.' * eno WUon why Christian people should not
!• they dance in proper places with proj«;r
■^nipany, at proper tm3':s. in a proper manner.
T\^!l C!n? iS lfc * ° IJlwarJ expression of Joyous life.
JVben tij, prodigal ton returned they bt-sau to
mT T" Bnd 3t l *" i w " Cdln X ''* Can:i I " aye n° doubt
• nut iookrr' approvingly uj.or. the dancers. True
'HVwr. ntver Objects to the young p*«ple having a
good ti:re.
Public ball*, however, where young women are
_*"***"- in tlie arrii« cf men th«:y r.ever met before,
*« pernicious in the extreaie and responsible for
•he rj'a ut njultltudes of young women. Behind
**ny a s^otiefs shinfront stands a n, -ral leper.
°!» object of the People's Pu!ace. therefore, la to
Xvrtir: a place to ciance where all proi»cr restric
*Rs ■K"!:i be rigidly enforced and where parents
*»>' feel cure that their daughters axe safe."
"*' of thess who are now to BM found nightly
•* the People's Palace are young n^n who us<?d
*• baa about the poolrooms of the waterfront.
'•ey Kay be te*-n playing at the pool and billiard
'ibles or unpaired In gam^s of pli:och!e or crin
*••*■ Others are up on the try floor, which Is
*»u2?ped as a gytßcaaJun and armory, rngagod in
***ir.; ami wrcitlir.c boats. Dr. Scudder is i>ar-
Ucularjy anxious that all his boys should knov/
■* to defend thCBBMhKW with their fist-, and In
*• spare tnoraents he instructs them in »» r ill c m.
f *iy the ether flight U<: found two boys wrangling
°"er a same of checker-, and just caught a big boy
■*Wt to ■trlke a emailcr 2ad. Putting Lls hand
00 th* abaarMsr of the latter h« saUi:
TfcJs la as much your fault as the other fellows.
** you bad developed your reuscle he would ■«*•
j— P afraid to touch you." Then, turniug to a
■■•■Jber of his congregation who had eppn>ached,
°c a4(3e4:
'"Every boy should k'.- fiow to defend himself.
«r««uiaa' and boxing should tv mastered for this
*»«■ A boy who knows hew to fight never e*ts into
'rouble. Uoxirij: teaches a boy to be manly and
X bay* confidence In htrnwriT. and for thin reason 1
.• I «* to teach rry boys bos ta box and wrtatle. I
**■•• taken lessons frc:n uorne famous boxt-rs. and
*"J Import ,-iil that I knov/ to the bovg."
Dr. Scudoer ta ■ mcrr.b«-r ot the class of *74 Yal«.
s*l*'** • cJiamploa u,x«r at the time, h« was in
co "ege. I
_2*f£»! Is llttJe conventional about th» "fighting
iT too't 00 ' ■■ • onf) * ** his admirers call him. flev-
JJJI days before the People's Palace was opened ha
««.« hard at work ciearilnc out rubbish. A «tran«*r
va SWlnt this tan. lean man. with his hair topsy
**%?• .bis «oat. wajMteoat and collar oS, tnlgnt
gfifff have toJstaken him for a ntechanle. On be
•*»^ v trrupu^J by ■a. : pariablonet. who said seas«
"*"* ' - at»d hiaa at the char jh, ht timply dropped
A ¥££l3 *i J oirlf^^P r SP^^^^ 1 U^Tll) 12)1 £
his shovel, and. without the slightest, alteration of
costume, tne Bey Dr. Scudder Liked across the
street and into the church.
The People's Palac* stands at Bergen-ave. and
Forrcet-sjU on a plot 117xtJ3 feet. It is four &tork-s
high and cost $100,000. Its auditorium on the third
floor i? th^ larjjc«t on Jersey <.'ity Heights, and will
hold tmrt^fn hundred iiersons. Its ige Is
e-iuipr^-d with nil the accessories of a modern
theatre. It will be used at different times as a
theatre, ballr.-om and Sunday school room. The
basement will contain bowling alleys, shutlie
boards. po<M and billiard tabie-s. a rifle range, and n
smoking room for men. On the otht-r floors are
rooms for dlninjr. reading, card p«iying, ar.d for
i-m.r.ir and cooklsg cia^scs. There are a : so private
apartments, where men and women may arrange
DANCING AT THE PEOPLE' 3 PALACE.
Not so close, young man.- says tie Rev Dr. Bcodder.
their «lre«s for a ball. In pleasant weather the
roof may be l?^<2 as a garden, or a ■ ■ plac»
for the Roosevelt Troopc-r«. as Dr. Pc u ' er ( ,, < :t _'v
a r»- K iment of boys to whom hr has t;:vf-n - : ■■;!*«
training and who are dressed in khaki uniforms.
WITH WHOM TUVA' FLED.
Some Xotcs About the Heroes of
Royal Romances.
There is much food for reflection in the recent
newsuapers received from . Europe. A perusal
thereof la calculated to convey the impression
that popular interest in the war between Rus-
Bla and Japan is on the wane, in spite of the
■ rtlnlrt absolute certainty of other powen be
coming involved therein before Its close. ,-The
news cv ■ of such «reat battles as that of
Uao-Tanc i - relexated to remote corners of
the Journals, whereas the place of honor on the
front or editorial pages is devoted to the flight
of princess Louise of fobiirj*. Editors, who,
with their fingrr3 on the pulses of th T readers,
are obllK-d to keep in close touch with popular
taste. ha...» apparently discovered that the pub
lic attaches much more importance to a drama
in the life of contemporary royalty than to a
conflict that is destined to change the face of
the universe: an<J there is no doubt that, were
any attempt to recapture Princess Louise to
coincide with the fall of Port Arthur, the en-
,ivor to return her to .-i lunatic asylum would
i^rve to divert public attention from even the
most ex: Jtine episodes of the final stages of
that wonderful F>*re and superb defence.
In view of the fact that royal romance* are
so much more enthralling and absorbing than
great historical events, as, for instance, the
present war between Hussia and Japan, it is
etranc® thai the heroc-s of these romances
should fee such extremely uninteresting and very
ordinary personages. They are, as a general
rule. disappointing, a shock to one's most eher
iched illusions, and when the rOle which ex-
Captain Matiachich has played in wrecking th©
career of fXrKins Leopold's eldest daughter is
taken into consideration a feeling of exaspera
tion is caused by the thought that a man of
bis calibre should have it in his power to blind
thousands, nay millions, of more or less intelli
gent people to th « really important events that
i-«. bclms enacted before their eyes
aiattachlch. a man of plebeian birth, who uses
a title of "count" to which be has no right. is
only a type of his class. Hi» mother, the wid-
owed Mm*. Mattachich, married "en secondes
nocea Count Keglevich. a member of th* old
Croatian nobility, whu adopted htr sen and se
cured him a commission in an Austrian cavalry
regiment, giving h!m a small allowance and the
use of his name, though not r>f his title. Mat
tach'ich had one merit, lie was :i «rilei?dld h'trs?
man, and it Was by his feats of horsemanship
that he attracted the attention of Princess
Lou ire. Rut he had no fortune, and when he
endeavored to win the Utter and notoriety as
well by i ompron the princess to an extent
that had led the military authorities to order
j him to leave Vienna his stepfather stopped his
allowance and forbade any further misuse of
; the time houored name of Keglevich.
Wedded against her will, when little more
than a child, to a drunken and bruta! prince,
nnenriably renowned for his profligacies, the
princess, most unhappy in h-jr married life and
pre<3!«pose<s by ttrth to that rrer.tnl affliction
which has caused hT father's jlsit, Emprrss
Charlotte, to !• k«"pt a close prisoner fur nearly
forty year?, was Just the woman to fall a prey
to ♦})• attentions cf tny persistent admirer surh
as Mattarhirh. ar.d. iacjifictnc h«r tVo ch!Mmn.
her position, her name and fortur.* fcr his suk*.
■he fled with him several years ago. Th- flr.it
chapter of th»>!r romance had a sordid cr.dlns.
for financial straits le<l •.. ■ princess to ?!.cn
"*-..--• her sister to pr^mlssorj- note* ot»
-»h!eh Mattachich bbtklned funds from prof»s
e'onal money lenders. Ex-Crown Prln c* ■ Ste
phanie, although at the ttrre still In possesjlon
of a very large !ncom«. declined to arknowl»<ige
the. Btffniture, pronouncing; It a forfft-ry. and, on
the strength of this, Princess Louise was loi-ke'l i
up in a lunatic asylum .'in<l Mattachich sen- I
fr.ced by court mart'.;jl to six years' penal
servitude, pr<*ce<!e<l by mt.'itcry desraclatton.
THEATRICALS AT THE PEOPLE'S I'ALAt II
ri - };• ■ Dr. S udder joir.s the parisa amateur a ■
Mr.'. 1 ' flicht with the princess,
reviving aJ former scandal.
Is of too reoeni date anu has been :oo fully d"
serlbed In th«* presa on both sides of the At
lantic to need more i • |il * rr ' i
i'.ut. In vi.w of the role whl< h the reditors of
the ur in, as well aa the publish
ers of certain sensational organs of the P«
prefs. eager to exploit the scai Is ■ .' features
matter, the second chapter of this romance In
royal Hfe -■-■ almost v nai
savory features as th first.
Stil! more uninteresting than Mattachich was
that r ennilP3S youn S Belgian professor, Andre
Gtron, who while acting as tutor of th '' hoys of
the Crown Prince of Saxony, took advantage of
the Crown Princess's temporary Ba«ntal abeira
tfon. art-ins from her delicate condition of :
health, to persuade her '•> flee with him to j
Switzerland. No better indication of the char- ;
after of the man can be given than the fact
that one of the first thin* which he did on
reaching Geneva was to pose for a joint photo- |
graph of the princess and of himself for publi
cation In the illustrated papers. As the result
or negotiations with her relatives, two or three
weeks later. Professor Glron readily consented
to leave the princess, and whan, three months •
afterward, she recovered h-r full reason in «* v " :
ing birth to her youngest daughter. Princess i
Ann Monica of Saxony, and realized for the first j
time that she had abandoned a husband who
was devoted to her and . hildren to whom she I
was passionately attached, her grief knew no j
bounds To this royal romance-, if romance it I
con be called, there is at any rate the prospect
£var\s*
Appeals primarily to those who can
judge ale on its merits and yet
the most casual ale drinker cau
grasp and enjoy iis excellence.
lag Of.il. r— \n» ria. t
j
I of a hay py tending. For although the Crown
Prince w;»^ compelled by his father to divorce
I his wife, yet he Is too devout a Roman Catholic
j to regard his marriage as dissolved, while it is
I htown that sh» has retained all his affection
I and the most chivalrous sympathy. This has
i served to render him exceedingly popular among
: hi? future subjects, with whom the ex-Crown
! Princess, in s<plte of the ic-t, still rvmains a
! universal :'av'orit». and it b 1 pirettj w*-!l as
! sured fact that as soon as the Crown Prince
: succoefis to thy throne and becomes his own
; m.i^te.- a reconciliation will take place, .i.d th?
j lady now known ::s Counters i-f ilontignosa
I will be restored to her husband and children
r,ith the rank of Queen of Saxony.
[1 was a middle agsd Svengult-like Roman
artist of the name of Folchi. charged with the
j restoration of the mural paintings «'f one of
the palaces of Don Carlos In the north of Italy,
who succeeded in ingratiating himself to such
an extent with his employer's daughter. Princess
Elvira, that «li<^ eventually consented to flee
; with him to Franc*. It may be said in her be
half that her home lii'o. at no time very happy,
• had been rendered unendurable to htr after her
father's marriage, barely ;t year after her moth
er's death, to Princess Bertha Je Rohan, and.
moreover, the Iloiirbon blood in her veins and
the esnmpl" of h<- father's flagrant disregard
for all the laws of convention ar.d morality be
fore her eyes since "her earliest childhood were
not precisely calculated to imbue her with very
strict principle?. As Folch: has a wife and sev
eral children at Rom?, the princess has not yet
been able to bring h*»r romance to any satia
factory ending by moans of marriage, and ths
couple make their hcnriv at Barcelona, although
Donna Elvlr- 's official address is given in the
"ALrnnnach de Gotha" of the current year as at
Milan, probably because her legal interests ire
in the charse of the Milanese le^a'. f.rcn of Fa
t-heris ct GreppL The i>rlncess, who had some
money of her own at the time <.»f her flight, i*
now -ulpg her father, Don Caries, In the Italian
courts for th-> recovery t*t that share in her
dead mother's fortune to which she became en
titied on attaining her majority. What the epi
loffu 1 ? of her story will be It is lmiH.<ss:ble to say.
But !f all reports rin- to be beUeved, she b? ili.
unhappy ar.d neglected, besides beir.?r. of course,
completely d&fcssle.
More fortunate i;; this respect \\a« ti:e lii
fanta' Josepha 01 Spalu. who. falling in love with
the Cuban Journalist nr.d r*n, Gusl y lier.t-',
fled with him from Madrid to Valladolid. wher>»
they were eecrrtly marriei). The Ptory of. Guel 1
y lier:»<* reads almcst !:V^ a fuiry tale. He
starw-d la Hfe .t^ v rejiortcr for a daily news- j
I af'^f >■• Havana. Becoming infatuated with j
the daughter of a rich Cuban planter, his suit j
was opposed by the father cf th^ girl in the j
tnost contemptuous terms. He told the la-1 i
that he was i>f far too low to <Irf>;;n! of |
evr: marry ins his ilau^hter. Enraged beyond i
measure, <iuei y Rente exclaimed that he would ;
show s'eoplt- who he was by wedding a royal |
princes?. He went to Madrid, where, after m«n-t- 1
ing with many rebuffs and suffering want, anl !
even hunger, he finally succeeded In making a 1
ratne fur himself as .1 i>< and as an author.
Seme verses which he dedicated to the Infanta |
Josepha sufficed to turn her head. She mad?
! la acquaintance, li'jst h^r heart to him and <
eventually consented to tl»>e with him. The sen
sation caused by this runaway match was ren
dered doubly great by the fact that Oriel v !
Rent* was a pronounced radical. ii"'ii the court j
and Kovert'.ment made strenuous efforts to have •
the marriage Invalidated, but In vain. The peo- I
ple were delighted with the union, atid mani- |
tested in the strongest manner their dissatis
faction with the yeateii<-e of banishment pro- ■
counced against the fugitive lovers. After a while |
the good nature for which Queen Isabella bad
always been famed prevailed, and the couple re- j
turned to Spain with honor, the sovereign re- j
celvlnjE the popular nost v.kh constderitiori and
affection as her brother-in-law. Nor had the
r'-yal family at any time reason to regret ih.
marriage, which proved a most happy union in >
e\ery respset.
Baron Beefried. the penniless young infantry
lieutenant who succeeded in capturing the bawl
riid the hand of Princess Elizabeth of Bavaria. !
and in persuadinj her to mak? a runaway soar- '
rlage with him— they were secretly veuded at
Genoa — can claim no such taients or brilliancy !
of intellect as thoc^ that distinguished Guel y !
Rent*. Indeed, the young nobleman Is a rather '
insignificant, heavily built man, with no pre- :
tensions whatsoever to good look*. He ha<.
however, proved himself an excellent boa and, I
and his royal wife has found orach happiness In
her marriage. It is because of this, no doubt,
that Emperor Francis Joseph, who is one of the
grandfathers of the princess, has shown himself j
so kindly disposed toward the couple, conferring ,
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Hie title of count upon young SsaCrtod and a large j separated, their matrimonial differences grrtng
and productive ? state in Austria upon the prin- ! ns* to fre<!t:ent and sensational rcandal. ar.d
ces». The latter and her husband still remain ; they died at a few years' interval of each other
bacUhed from Bavarian territory by virtue of ; in penury and neglect u.t Paris*, leaving an or.lv
th» deer*»,: of h»r other grandfather, th" aged daughter, who now makes her home at Madrid.
Regent of Hararia. But they are cordially treated : There are many jlher royal princesses of the
by the imperial family ami the. people in Aus- bkod T.ho have sacrificed the- prerogattves of
tria. wh*re they an? vrsltei *arb year by tha their birth. thi?ir station, sometimes! their rani*
pri;;"e?s's mother, ofteii reoervins th« old F.m- \ snd their family, to -.viiat they '..eliered to b-»
peror beneath their roof 2.3 their guest. . ifce dictates ci th-ir heart. But with the solitary
T:;e P>)!liih Counts Gurowskl are well known [ exception of the Spanish Senator Gael y Rent*,
on this sld? of the Atlantic, or.c of them. Count j above mentioned, the heroes of their romances
Adam. lyinG buried £t Wa.shir.ston. D. C. It • have a!t been Insis&ificacr, disappointing or
v. a^ his brother, ''our.t Isrr.az Gorowski. whj ; tmlnterestisff, and trequently worthless SCOUI.
elo;)cd with the Infanta Isabella of Spain fn»m i drel?. m*'rt with whon it is difficult to un>i?rstar''.
her father's hou^ at Enghfcn. near Paris, ?n i tr.at any woman could become infatuated, vhilf
the most romantic fashion — by a rope ladder — 'in nine cases out of every ten the romance fca?
In the middle of the night. Th»» couple rted to ! found its epCogue In -rrhat a French irrtter ha-*
... aiid were married at Dover: tut th ; ! so graplilcany de^rribed 1 a.s "ivi.^ere royal*.'*
union turned out very unhappily. The couple I HX-ATTACJIE.
GEORGE I. IIOAK. I.OM. A BAY >T.\TF SENATOR.
FOSDEH OF BAKED BK IKS tXI) (ODFISH CAKES
Til. IX OF TERMAPIX AXI) ( IIAMVAGXE
UIS KEEK WIT.
The ca;::i matißcr in whh-h Senator Hear, the '
! JTawachuseftj stateanao, yours «t -*>v— \t::-*i~K\.
with bodily strfngth fiii'.tr.s. but T:t3 hf-;r. ir.ter.e'-'t :
unil;yn"rtc<l by tinte'.s ra-.a^^s. awaited tie *r.d war
coararteristic of the rr:a:i ar.d his famiiy. Ntoa :
years ago. his brother. Eb»-nez-?r Rockwocd Iloar, ■
Attorney General in Vr> ?:d*r.z Grant's Cabinet, :
fatr.«i throughout Nrw-rrgl^r.-l for hfa v.it. which
Sashed keener ev*:i tha:i that ..f bis mora .i:s
tlngut-iheU fcrot»>*r. «^e>l after a sixilar il!n i »ss.
"I am ::ow efr^axed ::. the dflifhtful occupation i
of dyir.;." he wrote a friend :.• i io:;s befi>re th» i
enJ. And again to Ms son. Sherman Hoar. Cot -
gr*s»man from Jta.^sachusett?. wh* followed him |
to tht> grave sn soon. h>» said wh*n the son. hrirs- ;
trjt him a law case fcr advice i*i whicli ;i litigant '
p.r.n:fd Coffin was concerned. ourst:r.n< ri <i:
"Faihtr. what *!..iU I U.-. aiv..:t th- K\tflr\ mat- I
"*Aren"t you a !itt> prprr.atur**. my son?"
Tht; <ani» sioioal catmaesa m.:rk»!! tht> end of t)v<
Srator. stirring to new iife tfce cotmtl.-ssi -torles |
of his ep!)jran>J>. his ritorta courteous .<r-J .«arcasttc j
thKwib hb. kn? politicaVcarerr.
In the Senai* 1 Frisble Hoar, as he was hr.o-*n j
throughout th- Hay Stat». sf!dum eajplortd his
maaterful -an iarr>. Hi^ ow;i pbras-a. "The over- !
ahailowin? S«'nate." was more tha:: a phrus* wtth
him. Oa tfr'.i very point h* wrote lit his ■"oio^raphy j
of Seventy Years" the foi'owir.s anecdote:
"In t'j<; spring of 1*1?. when I first to.^k wy sea: |
tn <"cnsre:s. General Putler was ia the House. J
He w.is perhaps as wi'Uly known to tha country a.-* i
any man In it except; President >.lr:int. H** u^ev! !
to jr»t :.,• -' EM scfnt' of .-juarrel t>r buffoonery |
nearly every morntn? setaion. Ills r.an>> was found |
every day in the headlines of th^ newspapers. I ;
to Genera! Park* one day after .T.ijour;im^:it: '
"'Don't'you think it is unite likely that he w!!I ;
b-- the next President of the t*r.i"H! 3tat»*<»T
• '.Wvcr.' sal.i Ger«-rai Banks. In til? -oriewhat j
grandiloquent fashion.
" "Why.* yaid I, vion't you see the papers all i
over the country are full or him every mornins? '•
People >:epm to be reading about nobotty *!«*•. ;
\HThereyer ho the crowds throng .ift-'i- him. '
Nobody R.*ts such spp'ause. not even Grant him- |

" - .\lr. Hoar.' said General Banks, 'when I came ' f
down to the House this rr.ominjf ;h«>re was a fl^i-t |
between two monkey? on Penrsy'.vr>nia-ave. There
was an enormous .-rowij. shouting, lauphinsr and
entering. They w«>'ilJ hive paid little attention to !
you or roe. F<ut r.-hen they come to elect a Pr>?i- j
dent of the VnitM -• .••»;. they won't take #!th»r i
monkey.' "
TMs story reesUi tlie sterner utterance of Reck- ;
wood Hoar. v. ho, when asked if h- was goln^ to !
attend Butler - s funeral, replied:
"Xo; I'm nr-t snlnyr. but I approve of tt."
At tiir of his service in Washicston ST.ator •
Hrar was a. rniher rathetic ssectacle. Never car- •
Ins. much for social amenities, tn the last few
years tli* old statesman aelooin MB) out in ih>
evening Lo:.^ afternoons he spent either in the
Judiciary Committee room or on ;i trolley ride. ;
accompanied by h!3 faithful doork»*"pi r. Dqherty.
a Jtarblehead ratlve. possess! all the wealth of ;
expletive Indigenous to the Massachusetts coast. :
Never without the faithful Deherty. the Senator
rode tn sllenoj. Ustecins an-i eajoytes the com- '
mer.ts of his companion. When he wanted to I
arous- the oW <!i>ork*ei>er he would say:
••W<U. I guess I am setting too old and HI never '
come bark a K a!n."
"You old!" the indignant Doherty would flame. ;
"You old! V.'hy. you're a youne man: but if you j
keep on talking that way you'll make everybody j
think you are old and feeblef and the Senator J
would chuckle at the indication he had stirred. ■
A newspinei 1 man. who knew the trtettdshto e-ist- I
ins between the Uoorket3r>er and r: v Senator. |
(subt»?<l the latter "FUSus Achatea.- Sorw'y trouhled. !
for he suspected a new tndlcnttj tr.e Marblehead
vocabulary ,ii.l :■ it comprehend. Doherty bastenM
to ask the Senator about It.
rty," .«rs:<i the Senator, shaking his head .
Sravrly. when He heard .the' story. "Doherty. I i
don't think I ought to I -II you what he meant by '■
that nanie— l— ilut r.o, you hav-j ti.>o v'.o!?nt a teai- ;
per."
VI kr.etr It was sotaetlilns bad." K rowled Doherty. j
a.t he started fortli to comnit murder. He was
fhnUly rn'.islitmed. but it !a still a sore point v.-;:U
him. ~SX* '
A echo'.aiiy rcan by tralnlns and by tn.-.finct. a
collector at r;ire books, and. with »hs late Senator :
Q'.tay. " r! * v*u * t "" few ctassiciats of the Senate, the
oenwr Senator (nun MasaaeaasetU hud a.strarc« *
little t"tfc.l*- which M carefully concealed. al:houjh :
afw of bis colleagues in the Judiciary Com mitt I
SUNDAY.
OCTOBER 2. -.004.
• kr^tv -." L-. XVith at] his literary taste be was »•
ard«?r.t :■>■»• of i>.+ .Tim* novet. Behind the na!ii
I of h:* i-onmitt--' rooca th" .»-srpl<->ir* of "Pianioii.i
D:.-k." tl;~ tales oj p^-r.r^. D«*-i.iw.i.»! CoaeZi hoW
, tips, dmi the yellowe*? cf the verted v.-?re care
fully r»n<l. >>ne of the rr»o3t erjoyubl* ->f hia tm»a-
N«i»s»naper m»-n. as a ru>. found Senator Hntr
a ratli-r har-1 man to d?ai with. H~ !:a«? pror!tjijrjc«!
notiores of the propriety of talking f>r pu^Ucat
:;•>:•.. but to his friends h* was always a »i»uri:» »if
exclusive .s;or!?«. When his famt-sis "Truri-bust
i:i3" m»a?'iT"> of T9<r2 was tranvil. *co-es of «?•:■
rey*or:-r- i> j!^;^.! h>a onV** for r,»ws about ie
and r- .-alv«-,« no Information. Finally. : *a# aft*r^
noon, •!>* ,<«>n3tor ;-m-i>urx«l tl;at h■• had s:v#t; .1
brV* >.r !t fi. t\ *■ • •or^ypmient of a N*w-Ens*3n.l
pap«r, an.i tha: he r-It bound in honor to aeni
faJtti v.;:;. ihe man and rot siv#> it to any one risie.
!■>':•• r-.;r. explina::^;. i«:ma#.nt were uaavajlkv
th»» Senator explained that »h»» maa »;j a frfefu!
o.' ht« acd th* Washlnst-.n r^rres-.-r «SI >r
!,»•- -vap.—s thrna^fioul rt* nation were beitcr..
"W!" a Hfile '•»:•.! journsl "scooped"* t!rr csunTrr.
iiv M> ; -p:«ut«* i!V Senator Hoar «;;> rffrapl* »•
tfc.- exir -inr. N w-llnslar- 1 .lilies, bai-1 bean;-,
sisr-bai:-; and tha l!kr- were \vl.ac b«i mojt i:k ■.;.
Tt> «-ai-a successive boartSns plac* fee went hr (-ur
r;e-! v careful l!st of reetpea for rh.^^e c'i^ftea. a.-r-i
inr!stPti or H»tr presence. For r»orcr: r:-.«3 wliUr
«3 his f=vorl:c same Ovfr the wbls; tab> i.-
Wii< insistent arc: m?r.-ilcs.-«. Of the manner fci
whifit his h'lrr.or rtiish<=d o';f. cv«a at luiae. t'.:S-»
Uttlc story ta toM: On or.«- o.j.a.sior.. when he ra i
talUsK wifh scma CKstiasn&bec! jstMtesmaa. «Jr>r
servant ran* into t!« ro«ir;i itu] ajnou.act'<l that
M■ - Hoar drslr* > <l to s?3 i^ini.
rAU rteht: an rtgru." answered th^ aenat.>.
bri^klj-. raltlins t!w hitn.-i- or" :sey» s!w 2j-»2 j-» tn h»
hind. •xr.-r'.vT at h.ir.if of oa ?>:•=■ Qe«w , n r >., v .
«•-•.-. -Vof. ten Mrs. Hosr that •:! »rpi> right' «y.
and Im not a mite afraM: not a icif»." and witn
In the :nattrr o: nstnc his position for ,iskin^
favors or apbofcuaierts siejiatcr Koar whs Ms*.
IM* Wb*3>ttM SpurJ.sh war broke on hi? nephew
Sherman iloeir. who Tat-r lost bis lit » is a rsru!;
o: typhoid ferer, eoatrartrd whn« vUTtr.i^
pitai3 arti !ooK!as after .-iris .u-j,{ wctintl*! nTTWt^
chosetts s.-.:di»rs. askci h»ra about .*n £ppc>int
ir-rt for some your.jf mar. who dt»>freri if.
•Til ..*<h> that h» kpcs to the plac» wh«iv h« can
take en •xura'nution ror h!^ sitne?s t.-> b« iett-?
miru,!. " replied Senator Ilo^r. -bit that's aH 1 ea-»
00. t n-r*r u;ed «&y tnnucno* to se->ur«- m m
poii:r::ent far »ny or.c. reiatlre/or friend, i- a;*
other way. aad I n«.v-r wt:;." TL-i.» ar.d «sat~"
when hi? friPP.la tr. potftJcal U:» urjei oin ta ji\
ivr favors, wh^r. the r.^r- nVKins would »sol
ficefl. the Seciitor decitnei; * request 10 N»
tattrnluccd to, the Fres;<i*-nt rus rarely srjr:?t;s rjr:?t;
so careful wss h^. VVben at U-.ac h- broke wtiS hia
part* over ih- ttueittin of IcnjTtelism thin rai-
WM ever »<»?« rtjWly instate cpon. tor a: th
first me Senator f-it btoailf .imaifif :he party * n .l
would do no;hUe tr.at ... ._ ht !imi; th- fr-^oa» or
A Unitarian -f mw than nswar iwiajerwicT
or.c of S?ru.tor Itaart farontr stwles teas hat ••
the encounter t.^t^^n a rural lawyer «f th..
rnltarttn way o* thinktoi w'th a Cbtretsslffi
pmacher. wbo .-hanene^i bb religtou, orp..nea^
with the declaration t;i«t h^ .-oul.l raake any oii
of their number adaaU th^ t:-^:r» it Universailsrt:.
When he tackled this noel litTrycr i^p> L'nJveraal
ist preacher opened hi* attack with il.» ••"■ry
"You a.'init there ts a Go«J7"
•NY. ni be d .it I -to." waa ti» prompt SjSjl
final aiiJßre-.- of the fnl;artan.
Another lit tie custom of Senator ilo-ir"-. was bav
ins one of hta Judiciary Committee . ieric.-* fro^i ha
native town of t'encord. Mass.. a!thouir*i V.ls own
botr.rt was In •.•"«-«ter. To hhdcoiroord clerk ?»,.
vi.i a!rao^t as ntu:n a father iv; a superior. It !,i
u-Id of him !n WasM t^a: wheti yon£3 ws
paper asked for a ptoto^ra^h Sk--arcr Hoiir suit! ta
t\"i!l!atn Oar.and. a ferrner Concord clerk, now
I'r.ite.i Statf^s District attorney:
'•GdrLuwJ, you just ?o over and *:t for that pict
ure.'* Ther, by may of explanation, he a£dsC:
"Tea see. Garland \* brtt*r Ux>kis^ tSan I. so
■wfc^n any one a*k* for my plcfciri I tavc hinj «i:.
Then tay ch.J-'f clerk. Gwcdvlu. Is * better ?»nn«s.
and wbea people write ;.r xay autosr*pb I bay-»
aim answer. Th-n Doherty. ray (JoorHetper. ae'i a
rwtter and rea«tler tal'ier tliar. 1. >>«) I ways isfci
Interview^"' to Mtn: Uc'U ialls ta them."
Of the sltapli' ■''.':■> •■" fci--» Rfc n«> .-nor* accurate
picture exlats than tha. drawn by the Senator him
set; whea a Ptttsburr paper charrwl tJra wlii —

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