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TWENTY PAGES MAGAZINE NEW YORK, SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 1912. Copyright, HI!, bV th Sun Printing and PMttMno Ato:iHon. Harry Fiibniss & white poust ftR. TURKISH . CflTCKEb A VIEW At.. WORK. Washington', April 27. HARRY FUKNISS. the English artist and caricaturist, visited tho White Houso while In Wash ington making sketches for Thb Son. Mr. Furniss was fortunate. H got an interview with President Toft on a Cabinet day and while in tlio Executive offices had an opportunity Lot only to make for Tun Su.v's readers r, sketch of the President but also to jot i.n paper Ills impressions of Vice-President Slierman and Attorney-fieneral Wickersham. This was not the first time tho EnglMt tutlit had been received by a President (.f the United States He sketched.firover Cleveland at the White House and also President Harrison. For many years Mr Kumiss In his Illustrated lectures Tor he takes to the platrorm when h got tired of sketching-told English nudi-j trices of his Interview with President ' Harrison. He Used to throw on the j screen a caricature of himself in Die net J ft interviewing President Harrison. He , ud to tell in great detail what he said te President Harrison, how he urged him to promote closer rolations between the I mtcd State and (treat Rritaln and coun selled him generally on affairs of inter niilon.il importance. Then when his niilienee was eagerly anticipating Presi dent Harrison's reply Mr. Furniss used to i ''mark1 - tn,l thpn President Harrison utlit tn fit. " At this point a blank slide was thrown ,.r. tho screen and Mr. Kumiss suddenly ii-sumnd his lecture on other features of American life. Hut, as Mr. Furniss him .!f acknowledges, the funniest thing iiiiout this feature of his lecture is that isany In the English atldlenees always Mppd up to him later and asked &eri i.mlv Well, what did the President say to Vijll'' If this question is ever put to Mr, I'ur run in regard to his interview with Presi dent, Tuft ho certainly will be obliged not o linvo a blank elide pushed into his lantern. Mr. Taft acknowledged to tho l.uglHi artist that ho had had many n hearty laugh over his caricatures. Mr. FuroUs assured Mr. Taft that he intended to make a perfectly serious sketch of the PnMdent of the United States, and Mr. Tatt, with a characteristic twinkle in hii eye, wanted to know if It was possible fir Mr Kumiss to make such a sketch hi-n his subject lent himself so easily l' the caricaturist's pencil. It was a typically busy morning at the White Houso when Mr. FumlsH called. Ih" l.nglish artist was amazed at the itmnii(ts made on the President's time on.l the potty details which forco them selves upon his icrsonal attention. In- ill lew Americans appreciate the dally io- 'inn through which the President of tho I'nitod StatoB has to struggle for nine or ten months each year. The man woman who visits Washington and li.iks hands with the President goes tuiiio with only a very meagre concop mil "f the tax that this privllogo alouo uopwii iiion tho time and energy of tho 1 alf hteuutivo. Ltarns of President's Day. v it Furniss was intent between Ifuft lies upon learning everything ikjs- il u in regard to tho routine of the Prcsl ""in s tny in tho White Houso. It was awn id o'clock in the morning when l'i" K.ighKh artist reached tho executive "" In the plainly furnished corridor ' i-.u s..ciiitary Wiles office twenty i" ' i'iuv-llve persons already were "'i I 'I hey had all been passed by ii,m . rci uorvke men at tho door of the lion... Mr. Furniss himself had i ji'cied to the usual keen scrutiny, l" t aiii'.ireiitlv he was inorii interested ' ni mt MM'vicn men thun they went sketched 5v HARK1? VURW3&.' Why. vjr.hcrmw ts caused sunny am. their (innual convention in Washington. Here and there appeared Congressmen, obviously intent upon vote making. The standing rules of the White House provide that Senators and Representatives having constituents whom they desire merely to present to the President will bo received II- ntoiiDod In have a word or mi-iii about Ihelr duties, ' i' Dim cullers heated III the tor- i 'I- women, Daughters of the Aiufi m devolution, who were holding from 10 to 10:30 o'clock in the morning, I in comfortable seats arranged along the except on Cabinet days. 1 wull. It was with these early visitors This was a Cabinet day, but apparently that Artist Kumiss wax admitted to the thoKepresentativeshadjibtninedappecial ' President's ofllce, and with the quick dispensation, as many of them do, and ! eye of an artist he immediately began were being received outside Uio regular to take in not only the President himself I Vice SHEfcWfiN . ON, DUTY. VARIOUS EXPRESSIONS square mahogany deskr tho doors are opened for tho visitors from Capitol Hill -Senators and Representatives -who have H;cia! appointments with him. They are shown into the President's private ofllce, the one containing the big mahogany desk, and take their places but ulso his surroundings ami the callers who had come for interviews with, the Chief Executive. When his iM'iicil wasn't busy sketching the President ami some of those who called to see him Mr. Furniss was jotting down his Impressions of tho room Itself, The room in which Mr. Taft transacts his most important business is very attrac live, It is circular and looks out upon tho While Hoiiko garden and a spot made the democracy of these arrangements and to contrast them with the red tape that invests Interviews with high oflicials, not to mention the King, in England. Mr. Furniss was particularly interested in a iortrait in a mahogany frame on tho President's desk. It is practically the only ornument except tho vase of flowers that Mr. Tuft lias on his desk. It is tho picture of l.loyd W. Rowers, his old class mate In Vale, who was appointed Sollcitor Oeiierul by him and who died after ho had made a notable record in that ofllce and was about to w appointed to the Supreme Court. Mr. Taft has had Mr. Bowers' picture on his desk over since the latter's death. There are only two other pictures in the President's ofllce. One is that of his father, and the other, strange to say, is that of Col. Roosevelt. Many persons have been watching for a change in tho picture arrangement in thU ofllce, but Mr. J Taft apparently believe that ho owes it day The reception hall of tho executive offices is divided by a high screen. A few minutes before l'i o'clock heavy steps on the other side of this screen and the open ing uud closing of the door leading to the Cabinet room disclosed to tho initiated that tho President of the United States had oome over from the Whito House proper by tho back way and hod settled down for his day's work. The chances are two to one that before famous ns tho "court of the tennis ( abl-, to his predecessor, at least as a mark of entering tho executlvo offices tho Presi-1 not in tho days of Tlit'odoro. In fact, courtesy, to have tho picture in his private dent had had some statesmen at the i the Prebident s ottlce, which was newly ofliou. breakfast table. He sits down to break- built at l ho coming of the Taft Admlnls-' Constitution There Now. faHtatuhoutHiaOo'cloekundoftcnlnvltesitrntlon. stands partly on this ground. I ....,.. fatur nf tho u-i.ito Houu his friends or Cabinet advisers to get an ' A large bay window faces the south AmU ier rwuro or tho v, I ute Hmr-o ' i. n...ui.i... u...,..., i, iT .1... ....i,. i.., I,!., i... l offices Is of greut Interest to visitors who for this meal. Before he lakes his seat at I do' that tho President holds his inter- i Hi which President the breakfast table the President UMlully 1 views with callers. The lrcnidont's office , the walls of President Tuft's ofllce ani lias hud a little exercise in the grounds is Miiall and whenever Mr. Taft raises shelves, enclosed in glass, and on thMt back of the Whito House, and before 1 his voice a little above the ordinary tone, shelves uro the revised statutes of the entering the executive ofllces he umially I of conversation he can be heard by nearly ttJrfeS glances through copies of the morning I everybody In the room. Whenever a (,.il lloo'evelt's private ofllce. It is re papers that have been specially marked Cabinet ofllcer enlers or Mr. Tuft Iiuh t-alhil that William l.oeb. .Ir., who was by his secretary anil delivered at the something of u i oiillclenll.il character . secretary to President Hoo-evelt, was White House. thai be Wiea to comniunicat.i to his ' coiiHiderably embarrassed the duy alter ' .. i... i .i .! i i. ... .President I aft lihil enleied the lillo f. ft. nr WHior lit' eiifM mi ooietf alii u v les . : i ,,. r, n i i f. . Air. Taft in His Office. . . i i . .i l ouse, when Mr, I aft called h iiu i i to in "", '"J "' Hi" caller into an anteroom between the 1 ,,i,,.. ,lti,.,,i ,,-,.,,.,,,... , , , , .... ihih ii mtii i.nni.w ivi lavi'i'v ,ri ,,,it,,iiri- IMPRESSED MR fURNT&Sj' sisilor lie As so in lis the I'rerHlelil is waled tn(ollic and IIih I aliinel rnoni, 'Iho eye tulion. Mr. l.oeb hunted around in the his ofnee in his big urmclutir lit a large of the English artist was quick to uotu ' Executive cilice and finally acknowledged with a smile that he couldn't find one. These const ittitents usually tiln through 1 and paper making u sketch of him for I The llrst half hour in the President's ' the President's office while h stands Si n lenders. 'ofllce day, except on oeeuslons when the near one of the doom wilh a handshake Viced'reMdent hhermni) and Attorney. Cabinet meets, is given over to Senators , ami a cheerful word for euoli. It wi i. ner.il icltershnm both lialtod Ht the and Representative, who come to the while the President was grouting a dele White House to cliut with Mr rurnUjt, 'White House with constituents whom 1 gutloti of I). A. It. women In this way which gave him it good opportunity W I they deslru to present to the President. 1 that Mr Furniss wa busy with his pencil , put his uupietelOM of toetn ou paper.