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ONE Reason for the Falling
Away of the Desire
for Novels Is That the Boys
Arc Mostly Paid by the
Amount of Work They Do?
Some of the Other Reasons
the Boys Give for Their
Change of Heart?Red Prefers
the "Thayatar" ? Another
Supports Mother and
Little Brother?Still Another
Is Educating Himself During
His Spare Time, But It's
"Nhc for de Yellow-back"
With All of Them.
DO Washington"? messenger boys
spend their time and that of
their employers dallying with
the yellow-barked novels' of
boyhood instead of speeding on
their way to deliver their yellow-clad
slips of grief and joy?
il l>n l pUaol LI It? Uldl UIIC w IIU nail
read the funny journals of the country
for many years t>r who has delved into
the comic supplements of later days can
forget the stereotyped picture of the messenger
boy. Clad in a uniform always
apparently of the latest mode, this evidence
of t!he world's progress decorated
a lamp post, a cigarette dangling from
one corner of his mouth, while his eyes
devoured the page of some thrilling bloodand-thtinder
novel held within three
inches of his face. . .
At times the hero of these caricatures
would be reading from his favorite author
passages which made his hair srtand oa
end. but at no time w.as lie ever shown
in the act of delivering the message'
which has usually been shown by the
artist either protruding from a side pocket
or lying unheeded upon the cold, cold
And so tbe poor messenger boy has become
a sort of pariah, at least one 6f
those stock figures upon whom the artist
lacking a new subject can with but little
effort rely for a drawing which will catchthe
popular e.ye?catch that eye because
the orb has grown used to seeing the messenger
But of all the small army of Washington
messengers, ranging in age from close
to what the law now requires to fellows
who am not boys but young men, it Is
doubtful if more than a dozen could be
found who make novel reading, instead
of delivering messages, their occupation.
Perhaps one reason, in the minds of
those philosophers of modern business
HAVE No Choice as to
Where They Go ?
Different From Former
Times?An Actor Just Sent
to Zanzibar?An Editor
Departing on 11,000-mile
Journey to Mauritius?Another
' Editor to South
Gets Lonely Berth Down
on the Kongo?Other
Isolated African Posts Being
of Newspaper Men?
Man of Varied Career Sent
to Bottommost Town of
Earth?Has Been Preacher,
Journalist and Politician?
Seventeen New Consulates
fCipjrijht. 1!WS. j?v John F.lfretb Walking.#
GRADUATES of our new consular
school are not consulted as
to where they are to take up
their abodes to guard the Interests
of Uncle Sam
For example, the other day there was
packetf off. bag and baggage, to distant
Zanzibar, Arthur Garrels, a young St.
Louis actor, who, after tiring of the
sock and buskin, the wig and grease
paint, yearned for a sight of foreign
fields. This young thospian. who we
have seen witli James O'Neill and Nat
Goodwin and who brought thrills to the
heart of the matinee girl when also in
various stock companies, got the wanderlust
when a few years ago .he toured the
far east and Australia with the Frawley
Company. Being a linguist?a qualification
now prerequisite to entrance in the
consular service?and being versed also
in the tenets of commercial law and political
economy, now also essential to a
consular commission??he had no trouble
in passing the stiff competitive examination
which Secretary Root lias lately substituted
for the former "pie counter" or
"plum tiee" system of tilling consular
berths. This young man of many parts,
wilio was born in St. Louis thlrty-tive
>ears ago. got his taste of commerce
while engaged in his father's export
business prior to his debut before the
footlights, and inasmuch as he has had
experience also In the investment and
brokerage business he was deemed the
right man for a foreign berth. In Zanzibar.
away around on the far side of the
big leg of mutton of Africa, he will have
ample opportunity for gathering data for
stage settings strictly wild and savage
should he wisli to do some
play-cobbling between writings of
ship's papers. lie will find hot
weather the year round in this Island
of Zanzibar, whicih lies in the Indian
ocean, but a few degrees south of the
equator. Although a British possession.
It is tiff German Ea6t Africa. Ta reach
who are to he found in charge of me
senger companies as well as at the hei
of other commercial institutions, overto;
all the rest, which might be advanced
explain this change in the altitude of tl
. V? o o eei A fo
A larKP prOpWMUII UI nn: ?- Hi *-I r>
goo<t news and ill work now upon
percentage basis?the more messages d
ttvered the more pay the boy receives
the end of the week. Still another i
ccntiVe to liard work and- somethh
which detracts fom the- glories of tl
pursuit of misinformation in yellow bar]
is the system de-vised by other phtl
sephical managers who allow a boy w
has a good clean record for two weel
running an - additional amount for ea<
dav of that period. ?
In Washington there are about 1150 me
senger boys employed during the summ
months, when -Congress Is not in aeth
and the army of newspaper correspon
ents. always prolific with copy, is
other fields. In winter and spring th
small detachment is increased until tne
are close to 200 boys and--youths scurr;
ing about in the Capital city, bent f
delivering and receiving telegrams fro
or for all parts of the w'orld.
Handle 2,500 Telegrams.
While most of the business, at lea
since the strike of the telegraphers wifti
ended so suddenly last summer, is no
done at the main offices of the messeng*
companies, there are yet to be found
Washington more than a score of brant
offices where telegrams are received ar
from which they are sent out.
One _ company alone has hinetee
branches in this city, hut does most of i
business downtown, having found th;
it is really quicker to have a boy delivi
a message from there than to relay th;
message to a bri nch nearer its ultima
goal and then have It delivered by ca
In one day Washington fans receive ar
send about 2,-VXf telegrams or other epl
ties, which do not go through the poi
office, but are sent by messenger, so thi
it will easily be seen that the little hlucapped
lads who dart about the streets c
bicycles or afoot do not have much tiir
Of course many of these messages ai
not delivered,. or If coming into the o!
flees of the, telegraph ;comj>anle8 at
sent in over the telephone, wnich elim
nates a portion of the grand total, so ths
each boy. granting that each took a
equal proportion of messages, would brin
In or take out in -one day an average t
between fifteen and twenty rpessageg.
This proportion, however, does not hoi
rvuic iiir>cocii?rio i/ring paiu uy en
number handled and some of them maV
ing. on occasion, as high as $2 a da;
while others who are not paid on thl
basis, but* receive a daily .stipend, dk> nc
fleliver nearly so many as their brethre
who wbrk b>? the "piece."
Since the child labor law went into el
feet in the District of Columbia the conpanics
employing messengers have bee
compelled to hire older boys and have, 1
it Mr Garrels will have a anil of son
miles, requiring upward of thr<
months. Not having contracted the ihei
pian habit of marrying early and oftei
being, in fact, a bauhelor, he will n<
liave to maintain a very large establisl
men* in this paradise of crocodiles at
Editor Goes to' Mauritius.
Hut if this young man's post is
far cry front honte, what about thaj (
Samuel C. Reat, editor of the Tuscol
(111.) Journal, who has passed his con
petitive examination, finished at the eor
sular school and packed his baggage fc
sailing September 1. Southeast of Zanz
bar lies the vast Island of Madagasca
and southeast of that there dots tl
Indian ocean the British islet of Maur
tius. known to us all as the home c
I*aul and Virginia. At Port L.ouis, nesi
the high clitTs from which these lovei
scanned the tropic seas, this Illinois edit(
will fly the Stars and Stripes above h
consulate. He has just secured his mile
age from his Illinois home to this pi island
it is for 11.175 miles?2,000 farthi
than Zanzibar, and, like Mr. Garrels, li
will be allowed three months in which 1
get there. There are only two other pos1
with this maximum time allowance <
ninety days. This is tl>e most distant <
the present assignments, and Mr. Ref
was somewhat dazed when he was tol
whore to hang out his consular shieli
But he is game, and while I am wrilin
this he is hack home saying pood-bye 1
relatives and friends at Tuscola, where 1:
was horn and bred and where he ha
served as city attorney and corporatio
it. ' ' /
2 compliance with the terms of that
*c;ut the hours of the carriers dow
about ten out of the twenty-four,
d Even at this the hoy who works
,e and is employed on the "piece" syste
i. so tired at nigtit that he isn't willin
tr> read novels to pass away the evonin
Is the morning, as the case may be.
>t There is another reason for the lai
n table failure of the cartoon showing
messenger boy consuming the page
p. the flve-cent thriller,
i- In Washington, a city of few gi
n with asphalt streets and but little coi
n tion, the messenger boy prefers to rl
S CONSULAR :
1 P* r.^ski j|
ip examiner. His knowledge of law. as
*e as tho fart that ho is a linguist, fit
s* well for our foreign service, as does
11 further fact that he is a university
11 Hike Mr. Garrels. he is a bachelor, s
11" goes to the land of Paul and Virginia
heart whole and fancy free.
Another Editor for South Afri
Another editor just departing on a
jj, mission is Edwin N. Gunsaulus of Cat
a bury, Ohio, who ran a weekly papt
that city before entering: the ser
i- since /when he has served as const
>r PernanVbuco, Brazil; Toronto. Cork
;i- Rimouski. Quebec. He Is now off foi
r. hannesburg, in the Transvaal, where
le State Department will, for the first 1
i- open a consulate this fall, or what to
>f Gunsaulus will be another "this spri
ir for down there on the lower poin
"s Africa the seasons are reversed,
)r while, this Yankee consul will not see
18 autumn this year?not until next Mai
^ he will be compensated by two sj
pr seasons within the twelvemonth. Jo
ie nesburg, land of Boers, lies Just soul
u Pretoria, the capital of the Trans
|s where Oora Paul Kruger ruled befort
Boer war. and just north of the Or
jf Free State frontier. It is in the hea
lt the country so vividly pictured to u
Ijj by that masterpiece of modern flctl
jj the "Story of an African Farm."
Goes Down on the Congo.
And down where the Congo rolls tc
IS sea goes, to a much wilder country,
>n other Yankee consul, W. W. Handle
^ W p*r===Y=====^:
1ST TiiWfG Bike,* ?t
law, bicycle to the more ancient but slower tt
n to method of walking. ol
hard Bicycle Boy Makes More. m
m js The bicycle boy, if he is working by the r
ig to "piece." of course, makes more money re
'8 or than his rival on foot, so that the spirit er
rnen. of emulation drives many messengers to ^
the save enough money to purchase wheels,
s of consequently they have no money to spend tt
"ades But possibly the real reason is beyond tl
lges- .ill these. Go up to almost any one of the
ide a boys who are at times to be found loaf- te
SCHOOL ARE SEN1
mL*. i\ I
E. A. Wakefield.
well native of Washington. D. C.. who was Oi
him in the trading and shipping business in ac
s the the West Indies and South America be- m
man. fore entering the consular service. He w!
10 po has been at Matanzas, Cuba, and at m
with Trinidad. West Indies, and it is a big th
jump for him to go now to Boma. just na
within the mouth of the Congo, in Congo Ju
ca. Free State. He will be in a land of per- ar
lone Pt^tual midsummer, but a few degrees th
K south of the equator, but. having endured
nter- many Washington summers, is well sea- th
;r In sonea ror rne unaeriaKing. p*
vice Another just sent to Africa is William m
' Coffin, a young Brooklyn man, only thlr- 1"
il to ty-one. who has lately been consul to P'
and Mascat. He goes now to open a new ft*
Jo- consulate for us at Tripoli, the capital of of
the ,and ?f that name, which lines the th
northern or Mediterranean coast of Af- tti
Lime, rica, between Egypt and Algeria. AI- n?
' Mr. though in a land of white-aheeted Moors y(
ing," and bloodthirsty pirates, he will be more hi
t of comfortably situated than In Mascat, to st
and whioh vacant post, in Oman, the north- Ci
any east corner of Arabia, some fresh grad ch
uate of the consular school will probably
jring he dispatched this summer. To reach his
han- new P?8t Mr- Comn will have an interest- "W
h of lng trip through the Oulf of Oman, the w
vaa? Arabian sea, the Gulf of Aden and
, ' through the Red sea and the Suez canal, ^
' * into the Mediterranean.
rt of Three Going to India. (1_
s all ?f
ion And in this grand reshuffling of berths ru
three men are being dispatched to India, cc
At Rangoon, a city of 180.000 souls, lying P'
on the Gulf of Martoban, Lower Burma, a
> the new consulate will now be opened for us j
an- by Ernest A. Wakefield of Gardiner. Me., gi
;y, a who since the Spanish war has been at D<
? ??-? "? ~~ ?u.' oo .
i fs, uu lame v>i tur cuaiffaiiirr i;iiivcc, cs- j.
?cially at night when business is slack. 1
nd ask him why he has forsaken the r
ncient gods of the service, and he will
?t be able to tell you that he ever heard
r those gods.
"Well, Red. what's Podunk Tarrywell
Jing this week?" t
The boy addressed, who leaned indolent- r
r against the bicycle rack in front of e
is office, might have been called Tom or r
?ck or anything, but Red seemed to fit
?st. If the hall marks of laziness are c
i be seen and not experienced. Red was t
le boy for the money. f
But listen: "Ah. watcher think I am. n
in't nuttin doin' in that game for muh. k
quit readin' them things when I h
asn't so high." and Red indicated by a s
sture of supreme contempt a distance r
om the pavement of some two and oneilf
"But the Detective Prince?" continued r
le interrogator, bound' to delve into Red s e
"Say. put a brake on that talk, mister. ?
ain't wastin' me time on dent guys no t
ore. I works by the message, and I
n't gonna lose no minutes foolin' with
guy wot ain't real. Me for the thayater,
here you can see a real detective in a t
al show with guns goin' in earnest."
"But. Red," again interposed the seeker g
ir truth, "you surely haven't given up
andy Dick, have you?" s
"Lookahere, mister, you just shove down v
to the avenoo and ask some of dem kids
>wn there about that kinda dope. I quit f
m; quit 'em all."
Prefers the "Thayater.'" t
Now. Red wasn't a philosopher to any n
arked degree, hut he had been driven to t
le pitch of making as much as other s
>ys older and stronger than he, and he
id quit the novel to make more money. ^
ake more so that he might be able to t
tend the "thayater," where he saw real f
?rces and villains ? at least he thought *
But the attitude of Red was not the at-, li
tude of all. The next boy accosted on" a
lis errand proved not to be of that class I
' slang users which voices its true sentl- a
ents best in the language of the streets, u
This boy was older, was wiser than u
ed. was just a little sadder, hut had r
(ached the same conclusion by a differ- a
it route. He came strolling into a news?ner
officp. can down over his eyes, wit it t
tee not too well washed, hut still show- li
iff some marks of proximity to water in t
te near past. b
"Reading any 'Dandy Dick?" " inquired
ie reporter. n
"No sir," was the laconic answer, as th? li
legram was extended to the proper a
r TO THE FOI
E. N". Gunsaulus. 11
rillia, Ontario. This is another far leap
ross the map. and Mr. Wakefield is a ^
arried man with four children. But lie _
ill be accompanied to India this sum- ^
er by his eldest son only. Just across 11
e gulf from hirn, at Rangoon. Burma
akes a very narrow neck, and Siam lies r'
st to the eastward, while directly south
e the long Malay Peninsula and, below
at, Sumatra. w
Another new Indian post will be opened
ils fall at Madras, a great city of 453,000 "
>pulation, lying down near the southerost
tip of the Kipling continent, but a J*
ttle way around to the east, in Adras "
esideney, across the bay of Bengal
orti Rangoon. Below han s the Island
' Ceylon, like a drop of ink fallen from
ie point of India. The new occupant of
lis new post will be N. B. Stewart, a
*w graduate from the consular school, a
>ung man from Butler. Ga., who since V
s graduation at the university of that "
aie nas served tne government, in me o:
jban and Philippine service.
Other Editors for Distant Posts. p.
Another newspaper man to go far Js tl
'allace C. Bond of Louisville, Ky.. who d
as private secretary to the governor of
"yomlng and for four yeurs magazine
litor of the Cheyenne Daily Leader. He d.
>es to Karachi, India, a pretty big town e<
1)5,000) on the very easternmost corner it
the big continent, where its coastline r<
lbs against that of Baluchistan. The
iuntry here is the Sind. or the Bombay la
esidrncy, and is more Klplingesque n
an the other new Indian consulates
Still another newspaper man and a new s?
aduate from the consular school is
ouglas Jenkins, managing editor of the k<
But Tub Goov Books
tarty, the eyes of. the messenger never
raving: the floor before him. but his lips
noving as he uttered the words.
"Xot reading any yellowbacks at all?"
"I quit that long ago. Have to work
oo hard: haven't got no time"?for the
noment he forgot the grammar he had
vidently learned with some pains and
tot without advantage.
And so. he said, he had found that he
ouldn't read the yellow-baeks-and make
he money he could when he had his mind
ree. Something or other, the incentive
nanv an American boy gets from no one
nows where, unless it be in the -very air.
tad made him use what time he had in
tudvlng books of a different kind. The
esuit was plain.
But the next boy quit for other reasons,
le was not desirous of spending his
none.v at the "thayater," nor ?waa lie
ager to use Ills spare hours In brushing
p in grammar or those other edges of the
kirts of learning about which school had
aught him but a very little.
A Little Surly, But Then?
The same old query put to him met with
he same answer, couched in different lan:uage.
"Xoneoyour business." the first reply
eem?d to be. This time the question
wasn't put In an office, but on the street,
onsequently he wasn't oppressed by any
ear of being reported for insolence.
"Wot you want a know fer?" he coninued.
as the questioner persevered.
When Informed that the cause of the
riessenger boy was involved, his hard title
face?not bad, but merely rather
ullen?softened a bit and a real boyish
aok came into the eyes.
"I guess yer all right, mister. I ain't
ere to give you no soft-soap story, but I
ells It to yer straight. I ain't got no
ather and I'm working this game the
ray I'm doin' 'cause I hav ter.
"I got a mother. I'm heipin' her, and a
ittle brother wot's goln' to school, and
in't goln' to start out up against it like
had ter, not if I can help it. You bet I
in't read in' any of them novels now. I
ster w'en I had the money. You gets
sed to doin' without them, though. I
eads the newspapers, and them's just
bout as good some days."
Xow, in addition to loyalty like this,
here is still another reason for the falitig
off in yeHow-back consumption, alhough
it's ambition, too, but not the amition
"Xo, I hain't reading any novels; not
nor " saiH the npvf vnnne,?tAr P.almlv 'A <3
e folded up a newspaper and glanced dispprovingly
at the inquirer. "I don't read
JR CORNERS C
ireenvillr, S. C.. News, who will shortly
lecome consul at St. Pierre Island, off
he southernmost tip of Newfoundland,
"his will be quite a change of climate
or a southerner. 2i4r. Jenkins, who Is
nly t wenty-eight. worked in a law office
s typewriter and clerk until admitted
o the bar. But he had practiced but a
hort time when he got printer's Ink upon
is fingers and has been unable to get
id of it until entering the consular
chool. He left the law to become a reiorter
on his paper, and in a few years
worked up to the managing editorship.
Je will take a wife and baby with him
o St. Pierre Island.
Preacher for Straits of Magellan.
Punta Arenas, bottommost town of
arth. is now. for the first time, to have
n American consulate, which will be the
nost isolated post in the service. The
iccupant will be John E. Rowan of
"hompsonville. Conn., who lias had quite
varied career, first as minister of the
ospel. then as newspaper man and later
s politician?state senator in Iowa for
our years. When President McKinley
ame in he appointed him consul to Port
tanley, Falkland Island. His new post on
he Straits of Magellan Is, as intimated.
Broken Legs and Flowers.
f A T a dinner in Philadelphia." said a
clergyman, "I once heard the latented
Bishop Potter talk In a most
musing manner about the artistic tetnerament.
"First he described the contradictions
1 the characters of Whistler. Poe, Hawlorne
and other great Americans. Then
e turned to Landor. the great Englishtan.
" 'Landor.' he said, 'was at the same
me tlie most violent and brutal and most
rhcate and sensitive of men. He adored
owers. The gardens of his beautiful
ilia in Florence were full of flowers, and
in mint ?a- ?i llr n<l ?j r*i n?i or tJinni rio i If tifu-Pt'
| "-?v % n u i"i? ibi * i n i ? , 11* - ?
lucking; tlieni. only bending over them
everently to admire their loveliness and
jeir perfume. t
"Landor's cook one day served him a
rretched dinner, and in his rage the poet
hrew the man out of the window into a
ed of splendid roses.
"As the cook writhed with a broken leg
elow I^andor from his window exclaimed
1 a horror stricken voice:
" "Good gracious, I forgot tihe roses!' "
If It Were.
V7AL.TER J. TRAVIS, golfing at Rye.
sympathized with a friend's story
f a drunken caddy.
"It is amazing," said Mr. Travis, "how
eople with serious responsibility on
teir shoulders?butlers, engineers, cadies
and so on?will get drunk.
"A lady I know," he went on, "came
own stairs to see to the flowers on the
ve of a large dinner, and found her but>r
staggering about the dining room with
?d eyes and disordered hair.
"The man dropped a cut-glass bowl and
lughed, and his mistress cried indigantly:
" "Good gracious. Parker, you're drunk!'
"The butler, with a silly smile said,
" 'Don't be alarmed, ma'am. It ain't
them. 'cause one of these newspam*
guys wot I used to know told me to quit
it?out it out. you know.
"I ain't been readin' tliem for a year
r now?maybe it's two. This newspaper
feller pipes me off that if 1 wants to Ret
into that business I has ter quit that kin'
o' Juhk. as he calls it. You can put It
.right down from m?. too, that I takes hi*
word and cuts it.
"Sometimes I. reads one at night, but
not around the office. Oh, no! Nuttin' like
that in my familee."
And so the tale proceeds The Washington
messenger boys have quit the novel
reading game, or If they do indulge it
isn't during working hours, and most of
them prefer not to acknowledge a fond
ness for such literature.
In this National capital, a city which 1s
noted for its hot weather and its southern
lassitude, the messenger boy lias become
a modern product, and is strictly and at
all times out for the coin, and on the job
to make it. and let's no novel interfere.
In many western cities the telegraph
companies have tr^ed old men as messenger
boys, and in some instances girls
have been employed. The old men for a
time proved successful, and still are used
to some extent, but they are much slower
than the boy, and this Item of speed is an
important one in the messenger business.
The companies pick the good boys and
weed the chaff from the grain. Out of a
large bunch of boys taken in for trial,
however, there are really hut few cases
in which the company does not ultimately
make a good messenger opt of the raw
material, unpromising as it may seem at
The competition for such positions Is
perhaps too keen to permit Of the boys
loafing 011 the job. so that the sluggard
and the time server do not. as a rule, last
more than a few days, although some of
the salaried boys are not given to moving
with the speed of a Zeppelin dirigible with
a high wind behind it.
But If you go to the manager of a messenger
company and ask him if his hoys
are spending their time at novel reading,
he will give you the laugh, either literally,
if he knows you, or figuratively 4f 3ie
The managers of the Washington com- ,
panies take pride in the way tjielr boys
perform and are able to convince any nn|
who isn't prejudiced by too much comic
journal reading, that the messenger boy.
long the object for the cartoonist's mirth,
is! indeed, a sort of singed cat. and Is
really not guilty of that one yellow-back
trick of which he is likely to b-> accused
as long as wood pulp and print paper last.
)F THE EARTH
further south than any other town in the
world. There he will find a strange aggregation
of adventurers representing
about every race of mankind.* It is the
center of the wool export business depending
upon the great sheep ranches
which are now crowding out the wild Fue
gana and Patagonians of the district
above Cape Horn.
In the general reshuffling which he is
giving the consular service, in his effort
tD put in on a business basis, as well as
to take it entirely out of politics and inake
it permanent, like the arm> and navy.
Secretary Root is closing twenty-eight of
the old posts and establishing in their
stead seventeen of these new ones, six of
which, will be opened in Asia, two in Africa,
two in Europe. six in I.atln-America
and one in British v'olumbia.
Things are certainly different from what
they used to be in this business of dealing
out consular plums. The powers that be
used to ask the boys where they wanted
to go and if it could 'be arranged tliejr
went or stayed at home. Now It is a cull
service examination which gives all native-born
citizens an equal chance to get.
their names upon the eligible register and
into the. consular school. And they go
where they are sent, or resign.
JOHN ELFRETH WATKINS.
JOHN K. I.LOYD. the noted life-saver of
Ix?ng Branch, related some of his lifesaving
experiences at a complimentary
"I have had dealings with very generous
men," said the veteran hero, "and I have
had dealings with very mean men.
"Once, on a January day in Philadelphia,
a man who was recovering from* a
dcbaueh fell from one of the Delaware
piers into the cold, wet river.
"Slipping off my overcoat, 1 plunged In
after him. I tislied him up from the hot.
torn. He was unconscious, but 1 managed
to get him to a big. cold cake of
ice. and on this cake of ice I supported
the pair of us till help arrived.
"Well, I had saved the man's life, and
he said lie was grateful.
" Here, \oung fellow,' said he, 'here's
a half-dollar. S'ou saved my life and you
must be chilled through. Go and get
yourself a pint of whisky.*
"But I handed him a quarter hack.
" 'No, no,' I said, 'A half pint's j our
price. You've overvalued yourself.' "
Painter and Millionaire.
PA. li WIDENER of Philadelphia.
capitalist, in whose gallery example#
of the Painter Sargent's best work are
to be found, told at a dinner In Devon a
"A millionaire of coarse extraction went
to Mr. Sargent's studio," be said, "and
had his portrait done.
"When the portrait was finished the
millionaire looked at It closely, and then
said with a frown:
" 'Not bad. Mr. Sargent; not at all
bad; but you've left out one most essential
Mi- Ounrervt hit his lin to hide a
' 'Excuse me, sir,' he said, 'hut I
thought you wouldn't care to have the
"The millionaire, purple with rage.
" 'Confound K. sir. I'm talking about the
diamond rings and pin?not the warts.' "