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P JAMES S. SHERMAN
SIDELIGHTS ON NOMINEE FOR
It Very Popular In HI Home City of
Utlca, N. Y. Fond of National
Game and nn Inveterate
Reader of Fiction.
Utlcn, N. Y. "Jim" Bhorman, tlio
Hepubllcnn candldnto for vlco-prosl-dent,
Ib very popular horo. Bo Is his
fnmlly. Ho has bovornl brotliom anil
nno of thorn, Illchnrd V nnlshod n
Rocond torni nn mayor of Utlca Inst
January. Tho mnyor Is n Democrat,
Bo Is tho wlicilo Bhormnn family ox-
llotobj MofTttt Studio Cllmo.
Jamet 8. Sherman.
coptlng Jim. Ho, too, used to bo a
IJomocrnt, hut In 1870, shortly uftor
serving as n Democratic dolognto In
tho Htnto couvontlou, ho becamo a Ho
publican. Ton yeara lator his now
party sent him to congress and ho
has boon thorn ovor bIiico, oxcopt for
Ilia two yearn 1891-93, hnvlng been ono
of tho ninny who wore swamped In tho
Dcmncrntlu tidal wnvo of 1890,
Mr. Bhurmnu camo most wldoly In
natlonnl roputo when in 100G ho was
chnlrmnn of tho Hopulillcnn congres
sional cnmmlttco In chnrgo of tho cam
paign. It wub In that campaign tlint
jio earnod tho sobriquet "Bond Your
.Dollar Jim," or "Dollar Jim." as tho
Milldtor and recipient of dollar contri
butions, suggested by President Hooso
volt when so much was being snld In
criticism of groat cnmpnlgn contribu
tions by corporations.
Shormnu had tho fight of his career
In t lint Haino cnmpnlgn to rotnln his
own Bent, for tlicro was strong opposi
tion orgnulzod In his district Snmuul
Oompers porsounlly campaigned
ugnlnst him. Also opposing him woro
tho nntl-orgnnlzntlonB ltepubllcnns, tho
Democrats, unlteil lnborltes niul Indo
pendonco lciiguors, IimbIiIcb tho candi
dates of lessor parties, and tho cam
pnlgu was nctlvo. Sherman's plurality
two years earlier had boon D.7CC.
Bhormnn won tho election by 4,270.
Whim tho rain kcops Mr. Bhormnn
indoors ho can usuully bo found on
grossed In iv plena or (lotion. Ho Is
nn Invotorato fiction render. Not that
ho lino migloctud tho classics, but ho
pioforH something llghtor for his roe
i cat lun hours. Onco whou Hood wns
Hponkor of tho house ho tologrnphod
that ho would go to Shormnn's homo
In Now York to discuss a matter with
him, nud asked him to have i certain
When tho sponkor nrrlved at tho
Bhurmau homo ho found tho congress
man purine over n book, deeply In.
(orastud in It.
"Ah, looking up dntn on our mnt
tur?" commented Mr. lteod.
"Yes," roplled Bhormnn. "Just wait
n mluutu: 1 want to buo ir tho hurolno
jeally wods tlila follow or uot, Via
A story is told of Mr. Sherman that
ho wns In his commlttoo room at
Washington ono ovonlng dictating a
report to his stenographer whllo two
pnges wero carrying on n discussion
ns to tho relative batting ability of
l.njolo and tho Into Dolehanty. Mr.
Shcrmun nppnrcntly wns engrossed In
tho re port h and figures in front of him,
and bnsobnll scores and nvornges
scorned tho furthest from his mind.
"Lnjolo bnttod .102 Inst year," said
ono or tho pages, "and Dolohanty has
not hit moro'n a dotiblo this yenr. He's
battln' about .200, If that much."
"Ho batted .310 up to yesterdny,
sonny" camo tho sudden Interruption
from Congressman Sherman, "and ho
leads tho lenguo In extra baso hits.
And you've got tho Lnjolo dopo wrong.
Ho batted .IOC," And then ho rcBtimod
Mrs. Jntncs 8, Bhcrmnn Is n woman
of nttractlvo address, who is In no
sonso n social butterfly and who tins
in Washington confined her social ef
forts and attentions to tho congres
sional set and such matters ns aro ro
quired of a ropresontatlvo's wlfo. Hor
hoalth Is not such as to permit a stren
uous Boclnl campaign.
RARE LIBRARY OF BURNS.
Government Botanist Has Bullded to
Glory of Scotch Poet.
Washington. Thoro Is ono man In
Washington to whom ovory congress
man must apply, and to whom nearly
ovory congressman does apply, for his
allotment or palms, ferns and othor
pottod plants, for It should bo known
that congressmen in gottlng what thoy
can, rarely ovorlook tho trltlo of theso
potted greens. Truth Is, thoy do not
always Book this botanic porqulslto for
tbolr own or their fninlty's uso. It
somotlmos goes to nn insistent, per
suaslvo or useful constituent.
This man whom ovory congressman
hunts up, or hunts down, onco or oft
eaer every session, is a Scotchman
with n flno burr, and tho superintend
ent of tho national botanic gardon. His
nnmo Ib William II. Smith. Uesldos
knowing much about plant llfo ho Is
a worshlpor of tho poot, Hobort Hums,
and owns what la said to bo tho host
William R. Smith.
and moat oxtcnslvo collection of tho
works ot tho Scotch poot in all tho
Mr. Smith owns fiOO different odl
(Ions of tho pooins ot Hums. Tho ma
jority of theso aro published In Eng
lish. In nddltlon to tho Hums editions
i ho Smith library contains 6,000 books
relating to Hums, including 27 bio
grnphlcal works. Tho walls of tho
gnrdeners houso are covorod with
moro than 200 pictures of Uurus, no
HADNT WALKED ALL THE WAY.
Prliontr at Least Had Change White
"Down In Alabamn," sold John D.
Fcarhoko, "thoro'B a doputy marshal
who doesn't lot any auch trlflcH bb ox
tradition laws stop htm. Term of
court wns about to begin at ono tlmo,
nnd a gcntlomnn who was out on ball
was reported to bo enjoying himself
ovor In Georgia. Doputy Jim went
after him. Next day ho telegraphed
tho Judgo: 'I havo persuaded him to
come. A fow days lator ho rodo Into
town on a mulo, lending his prlsonor,
tied up snugly with a clothes lino. Tho
prlsonor looked ns if ho had scon hard
"Why, for heaven's sake, Jim,' Bnld
tho Judgo, 'you didn't mnko him walk
oil tho way from Cleorgln, did you?'
"'No, sir said Jim.
"'I hoped not, said tho Judgo.
"'No,' said Jim, 'part of tho way I
drug him, and when wo como to tho
Tnllapoosa rlvor, ho swum.' "Wom
an's Homo Journal,
"IIo's a regular phllanthro what
do you call It?"
"Wofa ho did?"
"Why, in do last week ho'a glvo
away two dozen 'Dcndwood Dick an'
a dozon 'Nickel' llbrnrlos!"
A Mere Fad.
John D, Rockufollor, Jr., was talking
to n inomber of tho famous Dlblo class
"nut economy, llko ovorythlng olso,
may bo carried to oxtromcs may bo
made a moro fad of," said Mr. Ilocko
"Thoro Is a farmer out near Clovo
land who makes n fad ot economy.
Every tlmo ho drlvcB Into town ho
carries a lion with him tied to tho
sent of his buggy.
"A frlond rodo with him ono day
and round out tho uso or tho lion.
When, at noon, tho farmor lunched
under n troo ho gavn his maro n teed
from a nosebag. Tho hen, sot on tho
ground, nto all that tho horso spilled
from tho bng, nnd thus thoro was no
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