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CRANKS SEEKING THE MAYOR HIT KENNEL AND BOUNCE OFF
LltUTENANT WILLIAM KFJNEL RlCElVlNG THL FiNAL QRVM5 OF Ttit DAY FROM MaTO^ Ititfet Police Lieutenant Who Has Been Official Guardian of This City's Executives for Almost Nineteen Years Would Make AfH davit to the Truth of the Axiom That the World Is Full of Cranks, for His Expenence Attests the Fact. Now, bv two-headed Janua, . Nature hath fram'd strang? fellowa in b.r iimd ; '.?"!?>. II SH JOHN8TON FORBEB-ROBERT-j 80X is good, but into the readlng of these Iin.-* t.. cannot in.iect the napbaati ir.at Lleutenant Willlam Kennel does. In golden notes the EngU-h tn_gedian haB aomethlng on "Hatktoome Rll" maybe-although not mttch What Kmne] lacks in musical ? ?:. lence he BB0T8 than recevers in the m< vlng Blncerity of ta iruttural ton? The explanation ls i that Kennel for nearly nlneteen years ki* been the offlclal guardian of Ntw TwkMayora, ln short, hi :ed. Th. unbalanted, the reeble-mlnded, the j hifftted and dlaheartened are drkwn to the Mayor*b ofnce like moths to the llame. H ia of ten a kind of lnstinctive hero wor ?htp which brlnga them. Sometimes it nai into doglike devotlon to the great ?*n orthe man holding the great offlce. A pitheticaliy large number are , crtnk-, who pursue ihe Mayor of N< ?'?' Tork Clty aa ..-.-. lously and relentleasly | ?a Welllngton corr.i lained that they did him. Doubtless one reaaon why the routed JBBBBBI of humanity have such a fond- ! lealorthe .ociety of our Mayors is that j U17 thlnk such eminence the rcsult of j !**. poor ereaturea! They overlook how ?*** ? nuin must work before Tammany j *U Place hlm there. There are many persons in this dty who *-*? the Mayor as the "father of hla peo- j lh," u a potentate of limitless power , ?*-* *? thilr natural refuge ta tlme of ?tabk The alightest untoward Inddent ? the careers jf these people sufficeB to ?"Hett to them a reaorl to the Mayor. THE FOREIGN CRANKS. **ny of them?perhapa most?are of aagBB astractl ? nd they probably de i?ethtlr eeaceptlon of the Mayor'a func |-"ufrom the patrlarchal poaltlon ol tha] :*>>_ ofllctra in towna and vlllagee ta I &*rope; only they believe our Mayor to **ve much r.reat<r resources and to be ?wr? mlnutely Interested in their affairs. "-** 8?t this Idea by llstentng to the ?^elga apeeches of the eandldatea. ?"t whatever variety the callers may be. ?tniuiat and dlplomat at the outer door ?t paraniot.r.! r. .rtance if we wouid ?*P our rulers with us. Kennel is eev.n Cwl? o' ? ilplomat, and can talk in three *I*A*** *nd the slgn language at on.; ani ? ?me time. ??? th?re are ihe llars. -?ntrary to the general lmpeesslon. ?" *1 real genius, Kennel finds, are ?"*'*? He has encountered end con rte,s wlth llars or more variety and **'?*? of eapabillty than you would r*** had axlatence. Instead of bein* _****? lood lurg are pf-riodically 1m ?heBt. . '}* different to deflne the term ^W_t" ^ht atory la told by <'omr_.de jTjT~~. * very scholarly and learned Jtteaan. and a ronatant worker ln y**dlrtg room of the Prltlsh MuBeum. J**hlch place he ?uffered repeated J*8** because he would arrlve dothed J*** ln a loose blanket. which he 1 hand ln at the cloak rooms, de ^'"a a check !??_*?*'? ' ' separately claBslfled ln H "18u?- But we au know one when ^ ***1 hlrr, Kennel thlnks that crank ,len'?r,rn?nt ln the last 'pw years has Hj 'nt?n?lve as well as nuantltatlve. *?ld !* *h? <iin ,1'nionH,r8-te that the *??? "*'? ,r"* Inveatigator who can i^.h ,h*r ,r,e atmoBphere has no ^J| the chup wlth a remarkahle ^7 tor extraettng euruahlne 1r?.m cu hbebi?' wf U"'r,K M*ntr,ln?f l'"?" *? ftU' ?? ,] ' bead,,Kht". a." among the call ^ the oftiij. ?r ,h(. ||Byor of NfeW 'UHrvi "'* "nn"mI',*r*'d by Jogic and ?>UB to argument Thay are al "?? hurry, but not flurried by agl 88 u, >^,|, of Kennel's tlme. IS; Mar.y have fmperaments that are lympbatlc, nervoua, bllloue. They must ii. bandled with rare ludgmenl in aomfl aiseb fashion as the [rtabtnan Indneed ? [.. ptg to take the road to Dublia by ? ii.\ lea oi i reti ndlng t.. d: Iva him toward Corfc. Sumeroaa aaaong tba rallera at thfl Ing from our aa wi pen ? a renl s,,rt recently announced hlm aeli a "huinan battery." aaothei Intro dneed bln ? alng a former Popi thei pmclalmed himseif ??Moaefl ln l ? bulrl -' ee." They thitik they ara anybo-ly fi-un loan .-: An W ,. i,.,- Dowla Culta are growlng m:re numoroua At boi '' .1 ?? movea from the lui atlc ? . , ia ti." plain aaa They g<. away ?iv of th" oplnlon tbat the) ara right and tl.e woi ld wioni' arii tbat notblng but i"> onklad fata .-.as prevent ed th"m from dire.-tinx th<- fOTtunea <>f the dty. li Ihey eouM only get a h-ar Ins all arauld ba well ret The genlal Ihmtenaat ln hrief, haa t.. deal with a eomblnatlon of folly an<i berotam that ia rodlerwna, and aome tiaaefl it eoi tn him money KennOl lamped him before he r^ached the anteroom and auietly remarkad, H,.,.. , .... a touch." as tlie pccullar kir.d ol hurrian anlmal tipioed through the ooi ridor. Noaa, "whi.sc- ruiaaa red had coel hlm many a barrel of <lai<' rad and whii*-": no enffa; coat coiiar turned np; kal brlm ... n. ^vereoat apaeiea found la thfl . ry at all hours. Many ru h men hava not so rlch a BJ ? ? weii?" Koid ra?iii '* umi -v--'rn,y f?r hlm. -Sav. old man," BaM the visltor, "I atirpeM Ifi i?o uae foi ma to aak to aaa ti.. afayor Sol Well, aay- b quarter ?;| fle. I don't make DO bOajflfl of lt Tafl . thal goee/' -I?id-you-Bay-a-quarter?'' asked Ken-_ i n. 1. slowly and a* Impreaiivr ly aa he ? oould. ? \ . -. hat s lt That ivon'i BflBh tflTB . ? . ity, wiii it - J.ift bav? ti.< B -ii i ai paaa lt qulck, wi.i you? A ler. apporttoned aeeording lo gectlon I .1' n v r.ylred and hungry ronitlMtlon. i" canta t<> g.-t a naaali al eenu ti ? . two balla -ona Baoiwtng, oi Bbrht?an' .-. ,, 11- to g< t mi fbi" Ba< d up i flaa eharged ma v7i)et, an' m- faei li lookto' I m.i Can you BJOgottata the apptoiria ii< . . ? ? ?\\ <!! yea, tust thi.- ow ??." BaM Ken r.ei. "hu( if you avar Bharw up here agatn irell v-.u'ii listen t'> aparrow aonga aa I ... ir.s laland far thlrty ilaya ITI rnledletory eeenpllmenti ?rr? not . ??V'.ui i.rt bother If I had mi ? K ! i...ok handy. i gal mv Itandard OH di\l . t..-iia>- ah. thanki -thanki! I'll do j ar much for >"ii ?om> fla] riu M-.-ors ofllei ln tha Wty Haii lb ? cludea a nuinbaf of rooms. At the waat and Bf tha boihUng i> tha flutei roetn of tha publlc offlee. Then another small room. at. I next to lhal lha larga publlc offb whera tba atayor rneotvea flelegatlona an.i hoMfl public beaiinga lf vi,ii sl-ould want to me.-t tlie man who has guarded afayora strong. vhi. Wvck, Law, ateClalland, Oaynor and Kiin". vou win raeogadaa him matantlj aa tba muaeular, alx-faoi, Bfltaare-Jawad fet low wearlng wavy ir^n gray bair. a 1% smile and a devlllBh look ln a palr of blg gray eye?. i ir in- they blue"' There bt prahahli no nmre entranea bi the Unlted States. or ln the world. where diplomacy la Btteh ? nfleded quaiity a* nhera Kennel bbbmvU bie days. ho that In theae nineteeg years the lleutenant ha* had. perhflp". mor- delleate altuatieiifl to nteot than hnvfl faii'-n ta thu lol efaltnoet any other iiian Kor lnatai.ee. there li nothmg more tourhy than the citlien who pa>H taxen and a-bora under the bnpreeelon thal the aavmenl of laxea i arrloa aifh II tta tree Bom af the dty Kennel baa i.-amed th,,. aKbough 11 l- impossiiii. to iiainin.-i aa iilea Into the head of some people it l> poealbla tn taeed ll by tha i ibtle method of ?.i:ga^s,lr>n H? jolnel the pollce force ln 1*0. H> was a lv*aahtagton Market butcher for* nierly In NM b8 was take. to Head quartera by Buperlntendenl Byrnea nnd made Rne of a band ol rtfty detecttvaa who Ht that tlme eonatltuted the etafl at taebed to Mulberry Btreet On Harch 1. is?.-,, Kennel araa detalled to the Mayor'a offlce and mada good to Buch an extaori thal be has remalned, when be w.-nt to th. Clty Hall, Patrlck Keenaa, who afterward becaa .. Ufo* long friend of Kennel, gnve bha oae Ml of advl. e. Patrlck WB8 b'".i 00 St. Pat rlck's Day ln Tyrone, Ireland Later be roae from plumber'B helper to .'ity t'liam CL-L-WID G-UlttlS Ll? ? JOm l SULUVAN ARE Wtl.COM ? VfHEN THE.IB. OEHAYIQI- IS (SOOPy OTHLRw'I.E.?-! J RURAL EXC-WIONISTS TAKE KENNtL fOU. TH_ MAYOi herlaln under Van Wyrk Said Patrick ti Kennel: "Mind your ov.n business anl ray noth ing. Above all. don't talk polltlea." DM you ever try to Intcrvlew Kennel on poHtlesf ? There ls something. too, of romance ln his Job. When Miss Uladys Vanderbilt and Count Laszlo Szechenyl ol.taliied their llcense, Kennel was the man In trusted to get them thrOUgb the corririors without attractlng attenttofl He was so suc. e.-.sful that a few days after the marriage the lleutenant re. BtVOd from the young couple a present of a.ne tl.yst dress waisteoat buttons. shirt bttt* tons and cuff Hnke thhrtaen pi.-ces ln all No wonder he Is considered a VBluable man for the poat, becauae. In addltlon to his many natural quallflcatlona, ba sp.-nks Oerman, Prench, Itallan, Bwediab and a smatterlng of RneetaB and ' hine^e and <an eoRveras Buentlj i" rarioua y;>i I way of the lieutenant. Such was the i a^e I I not long ago. "I am the Mayor of New York Clty," ' i decluied a "middle agad man to Kennel. j j "Vessir. yeeatr; what <an i do for you?" | ? Kennel btojulred. ' W.-ll, I was tht- Mayor of Ili.chester . n. ?-, and I hav.- baaa tha Mayor of PlttO BBtTgb and ChleagO and V "Very likely, sir," interjected Kennel. I aay," contlnued the "Mayor," "I ?ay i ha.e been afayor of pretty near every larga dty In the Unlted states." Ahe .t thi* tlma another visitoi arrlved. who Inetated that he must see tlie afayor, for he kn.-w that all tha skysnaper bulldlngs in the city wera built on unsolid foundationa tbat were about to smk. thereby nuatng tbe bu;idiniis to toppie over, and eonaecjuently an enormous ea lamlty to the clty. N .thing must ,!>> bul A VlJirO1_WTHATR0J._T 70 LATOSRPETON City's bRiDOU diBli dial.cta Afid he ta B01 Bf 8*811 .... i. evei Impatlent I tha a in. itatratton of M ipai i..,w .;,.: -. L ?- llllvaa walked into th Mayoi noon Ha - I on aaelng Ita Ma: r, bul Kennel refuaed to admll hlm, ..- Bu llvaa araa drui k ?it,. k-.m .1. .ioi n. Ki bboI admontehed, -and go away autetty " ,,, ,,,,,,, | oul an --plth.-t ar.d alm'"! ,i i.low nt Keaaei, which a ceeefully dodged. RNth a quick Biotloa . . : | f llvan, i'iir.. .1 Mm around and puehed blm doam the eorridor aad the Clty Hall -*? | v.,1, did ,a.t return. Aa a prel '? ' a i ha win alwaya ba an Icome Lleutenanl Kennel rlta Bl hla deeb to* Blde a ralllng and preeenU aulte an Im* appearanea ta his offldal coatume: ln fact be ls frequently taken f?r tha Mayor by country callera, and h.- doei not deny the .-..it Impeai hmenl unlea it iary Ona bour to Ihe anteroom arlth Kennel wlll sive aai one a mir i.i. a of the a_y*i woik. a Borloua-taok ng man wltb aomari halr ent.-rs. ??W, 11. sir, what cn we do for you. asks Kennel, pleaaantly. ?T want ta see the Mayor oa b very laBportant Brntter." lhe rtattoe n plli i ?J,l_t l.t me have j.' name. and l WlU take it in to hlm." aaya lhe Ueutenant The man BCllbMea sonnithlng OR 8 phWR of paper. This is I daw. Ha has no card. It develops that the visltor ha? S Bcbeme t,. brldga the Atiantlc Oeaan for 180,000.801 He doean't want any BBOnOT. HO simplv asks for B lettOT Of Introduc tkm IO I'fince Msinarck. When Kennel Bnalty talla Wm Blamarcb la .iead, aii the man says is. '1 know lt." 8oni< times the temi'tatioii to play one eraab Bgalaal another is irreststllde when fat.- aaenai to throw such a chance ln the i attenuat.-d looklng cltlzen, who was haif ! way through the door before he waa ap prebended. "Have you a card?" "Unfortunataty i havan'l one with me. but I know the Mayor will be ltiterestert in my scheme to carpet the four bridges. 1 thlnk we shouid aim to beautlfy our clty ln every way." ' Thaf:-i a flne idea. but you want to have a long talk with hlm about that. He'a very busy now and could spare you only a mlnute, and you couldn't begln to tell your plans ln that ehort time. Watt until the rush Is over and come and epend tha afternoon with hlm" "111 do that. and in the meantime will | you tell him that 1 was here?" The BBflfll whispered a name ln Kennel'a ear after tirst maklng sure that none of th.- oth.-rs was within hearlng distance. Then hfl marched away, smlllng like a man who had just aaved bis country. At leaat .-even tlmes in his career as lieutenant to the Mayor Kennel has been ealled upon to exercise his pollce power for the protectlon of the head of the city government. One Instance occurred during the Strong adminlstratlon. A crazed negro became imbued with the idea that the Mayor had rallroad tlckets belonging to hlm, and that he would get them or kill the Mayor Kennel overpowered and arrested the negro. Anothr-r time, whm Theodore Roosevelt was Tollce Commissloner, a disappointei ofBce seeker stationed himseif on the "All right." aald K'.nn.-l, "I will carry vou t,. thi afayi i " And ba led him to the man who aad been Mayor of neariy every largfl cltj la tha Unlted Btatea "Mayor," bi said. "hara la a gentteaaaa who waata to -? ?- roa fl" buebv - - ' "All right" reaponded New York'a new offl'ciai. "i win eaa hlm. it la tha Brat duty Of B Mayor to look after tlie people i indlvidually." |oon tha two wera ln an anlmated w ?? vi-rsatloii walklng arm-ln-arm down the itepa of tha Cltj Hall, and that araa tba laat that araa Been of them. "Just fl mi.. te, there, plt-aat-:" aald Kennel, reeehtn i ? " and IntercepUrtg an I IP AND DOWN CITTS SOOT-CLOGGED CHIMNEYS (ontinurd from BBBBBbI PBgr. practlcally lmpossible eflaflay. ?b??^? the chimneys havlng small openlngi that would make it ImposHble for chlldren to fall into them. But in the good clty of Englewood V J . there live* a gentleman who stuck haif way down the chimney "WJ???! to impersonate Santa daus. Hla name ? wlthh-ld here for varlou. reaaona. ehlef of wblch la that he la trying to live It teern and also ls a Wall Street brokrr tho e Santa rnag*et his judgmmt. On 7h.latma. Day some years ago he donned ne proverblal whlte whiskere and red J.I Santa and. craw.lng through he akyllght ontfl hla roof. plunged boldly ,own the chimney. feet mst. Hia muffl.d crie. for aaatftanflfl affltfl aoon heard be n/-th but laborers and fjrcmen were nec essafv before he was extricated. hla ap easaiv oeio no JonB#,r JnTSkaTTo^ Kvans's "Honey Tne'of the most lntere.tlng chimney exnerts in the city la Oorge Smlth. fl aSTpana in m whose father and ( ?,.,,., chimney doctor wh >? Kiandfatbe. WttA ^^ b.cb ,o 1M5. the naUM af the tirm uatine r;.?rge has cleaned many a chimney and XaaZ&Jf-ZlTaSa. 12 ":,N,:i? JS? - *>"<?""?*? "smitii ?*? ~w aaarn ?"?? ,h-1 had happenrd to hlm In the course ot chimney cleaning. and. summonlrig one of his sweeps, went to the roof of his eetabll*hment to show thi reporfr Just how the Job was arcompliahed. The sweep a tall old ,-olored man, posed on the chimney and low?red his corset cleaning brush Into Its murky d?Ttna. "Kllly." *ald Smlth, m the sweep took hla position, "put your cap on at the most raklsh angle. for the gentleman Ib golng to take your photograph for the paper." Blllv stood Uke the Statue of Llberty. Kven when the picture was taken he contlnued to stand motionlcss. ?He wants to make sure that you've got hlm rertalnly," said Smlth. "He wouldn't take 11.000 for seelng that pict? ure ln the paper and showlng lt to the boys. TROUBLES OF THE PROFESSION. "It'a ..ot an 888. J8* ?_g_jg* to work on chlmnevK." the authority went on. "I clirnhed on top of one once. and the brlcks were rotten and gave way. nearly OOOttag me my "J-J?* Z _ , --.? feet went down ln the : rop ng broke m> IPei wr"'' i . threw mvself forward chimney and I tnrew m _,?,.,, iThat threw me out on the roof. which was alnplng. and I slid Into the raln But? ter. One or two brlck. had got there ahead of me and they save me a foot ! hold lf they hadut I would certainl> have pitched over. for lt was winter and the roof w_a covered wlth ice and there was nothlng to hold on to. "But whe-8 8T*81 worae for the boy. la the wav that Home people treat them. he said. "I've known People to leave pocket books In the room where my boys were worklng to see If they're honest 0R00 1 was at work ln B house here and we found h pOOketbOOh sw.pt ln wlth some old rubbtoh tato tha grgta. Wa have a rule riot to touch anythlng, and besides I whb ausidciouB. 80 I told the boys to go ahead and llght the flre. The way the housekceper came riumlng Into the room was Bomethtng to see. She went straight to the grate and pulled out the pocket book. Yes, slr, I do certalnly asree wlth you-that nai a uselesa trlck to play on a hard worklng chimney boy who'a not got much money. MISTAKEN FOR BURGLARS. "Several tlmes my boys have been atopped early ln the morning. when thev've been chimney cleaning at nlght. by cops who mlstook then. for butglara. They've had to open their bundlcs and ahow the toola. In hotels and big restau ranta the only tlme the boys can work ia at mldnlght or ln early morning, when the flrea ln the kitchen can be put out. And lt certalnly ls dlrty work. for the boys have to crawl Into these big tinder Kround flues and clean them out by hand rieanlng the regular chimney ls tn Itself a aimple matter. The flue Is stopp.d be neatb. the brush is lowered by ropea and welghts and the Boot Ib then tak*.. out at 'the bottom. When a. wood tire ha. been burned we have 88 burn out the chimney before acraplng it. and lt BOBBBtimeo tHkes aeveral hours. There s nothlng hard about that. thoiiBh. But when you work undeiground in one of the big hotel flues its g dlfferent matter. "In the underground chimney the sweep has to crawl in back of the l.oller and work along wlth the draft. Otherwlse he would be bllnded Goggles are worn and sometlmes a vell over the mouth. Worklng buck of the boller is intensely hot, and often the sweep is wrlnging wct wlth sweat or persplratlon. It'a llne for a cold. Better than a Turkish bath. And lt'a a funny thing, but the men that do thla underground work have aplendld eheet development. COLORED BY NATURE, NOT 800T. "Yea, sir, ln the old days all the chim? ney aweepB ln this clty were colored men They started out as apprentlces and got Into the business for themselves. After the daye when boys were lowered Into chlmneys the flues were awept out by brushes at the end of long wooden rods wlth sockcts that screwed into each other. That was a clumsy way, and lt surely must have taken a powerful man to han dle slxty feet of pole from th_ top of a chimney. Then came the rope method that ls now being used. It's very good "I.ots of people clean chlmneys, but there are only a few of us real chimney experts. Stove men clean them and so do plunibers and furnace m.-n. But when there's any real trouble we come ln for tlie business. That's the tlme when the folks call for us." Chimney sweeplng as a known profes aion dates back ln New York Clty as far as 17M. at least a fact which ls proved by the advertlsement of one Rob An.l.ews in "The New York Oazette or Wr.kly Post Boy" for Ma> 1* of that year. The advertlsement say?: Robert Andrt-ws, Air-Jack maker from Kngland. Ilvtad "? the HlU <'om'nonly j called I'ot Bakers Hill, next DOOT to Mr. ; i John Roorbach s, Makes and mends all , eorts of Ja.ks. Also hangs BaUs to OoB* l tlemens Houaee: and all sorta of Whlte Smlth's Work after the best manner. The Air-Jacks gra ot great service to Chtm neyB that dOOt draw the smoke well sev? eral have been already prov'd ln the City. "Any Gentlemen or Ladles that will be pleased to favor him with their Custom may depend upon being falthfully Bervd by their Humble Servant, 11..B ANDREW'S." FORMER HORRORS. Whlle chimney sweeps exlet to-day and are an orlginal factor ln ruetropol itan housecloanlng, their llfe ls free from the hardship and brutality that j formerly fell to the lot of the "cltmblngj boys. ' An artlcle ln "The Edinburgh i Re'uew" for O.tober. 1S19. gives 8, | graphlc descrlption of the horrors that j meb ehlldrea Rere subjected to. Boys j gf Bva 01 six years were eompelled to .sweep OUl chimnevH and were often,_ent, up burnlng 1'ues to extlnguish the blaze. j The prlce of aending boys up burning | Baaa was Bva ahllHnga. Many of them i weie burned; all were rendered useless j for anv other employment. Their beds j were aftea lha soot that they had Bwept | durlng the day. They were blcur eyed fram an eye dMease thit was peculiar to chimney eweepera. Bul the purpose of thts artlcle is not to ivview old hoitors, rathcr to <iui>ker. the inspirdtion of dil atory buueekeepera and to slng a sooty lyric uprm chimneys. For no fetlings of humanlty can now excuse a dlrty flue. The corset brush w.iks admlrally. LlEUTtkART KlMLaW t\\f $<ss& steps of the Clty Hall, seemingly for the purpoea of killing the Mayor. Kooievelt was Inforni'd of it. He hurried to Ken? nel. who, as usual, was on guard ln the outer ofllce. and told him to arreflt the man. ROOSEVELT SUBSTITUTE8. "1 can t leave this post unless rellevel bg soini-body." Kennel said to the future Proetdenl of tbe rnit.-d Btatea "if you'U takt- my plaflfl h?-re for ten minutes 1*11 makO the arrest." Roosevelt mounted guard ner- tbe Mayor'a ofllce?his flrst an.i only BOrvt. fl flf thfl BOft "Mondays, Wedneadaya and Fridaya are my lnisl...st daya," BaM Kennel. "I sup poso the crank* rest up on Sundaya. be? cause they seem to have their grlevances. by heart flrst thing Monday morning. Wbea they call brlght and early to pour them out to the Mayor. Tuesday ls en off day, but Wednesday and Frlday we alwaya have a proceaelon of wlld-eyed folks in here. "Ono of my steady men vlaltora la en Invetitor. His latest scheme ls to ralse the Clty Hall on atllts, so that the newe boya and bir.ls can bave aome ihelter ln hot weather. I gravely accept hla elabo rate drawlngs and g'-ve hlm a recetpt markt-d 'O K.' "We often have people come ln here with checka, whlch they want the Mayor to Indorse. I remember one who drlfted ln tome montha ago with fl bunch of checks amountlng ln all to $2$.000. They read something like this: " 'Small Fatchange Bank. I and Q pay to the order of Terrence Casey |16,000 lf we choose.' "Another, 'Mahogany Bank. Pay to the order of Terrence Casey 15,000 loose." "Then we have a whole flock of men who coollv domand the Jobs of the proml nent offlcials. Noi long ago I waa ep j.roached by a Oerm.in music teaeher. who wanted to cultlvate the Mayor'a rotOO. He said: Tll make another TrllDy of hlm.' " Asked it a change of admlnlstration mp.de any dlfference to him, Lleutenant Kennel aald: ' Why, no, except that there ia alwaya a larger cro-p of cranks to be looked out for unt'l things settle down. I have offlciated at haif a doaen lnaugurations and know exactly how to act. I stand beslde the new Mayor and watch keenly the out stretched hand, not the face, of each per? son who pahaea ln line to salute hlm." Perhaps. ii the cranks give him the lelBure. Kennel will some day write a book on "Strikea and Touching Talae."