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WHAT A BALLY STIR OUR ELECTION MADE IN LONDON
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London got quite fussed over the American elections. These
photographs show newsboys bn the day after election with the
placards which every London newsboy carries. London newsboys
One of the most remarkable placards was the sheet issued by
the staid old Pall Mall Gazette on which appeared in great letters
the'words, "Poor Old Taft."
Many Americans in Fleet street and the Strand bought the
"Poor Old Taft"' placards and sent them home to friends.
An old 'Irishman named Casey
made a lot of money as a con
tractor and built a fine house for
The 'sons and daughters were
much ashamed of the plebeian
father, aftd Casey was always
kept in the rear of the house when
they had a party or a reception.
One day Casey died and there
was a great to-do about it The
children had a fine coffin, witK
plenty of flowers, and Casey was
laid in state in the parlor.
That evening an old Irish
woman, who l had known Casey
when he was a laborer, came and
asked to see the face of her dead
friend. They conducted her to the
- She walked up. to the coffin,
took a long look and said:
"Faith, Casey, an' they've let;
ye into th' parlor at Jashfc"