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© © %gf ® © Famous Men as They Are as Cartoonists ® ® &• 0 @ 0 $ ii © B ETWEEN famous mon as they really are and as the public imagines them to be there Is often a wide difference. This applies especially to men in political life, because the public as a general uncle joe CAN non. •caricaturist used thing sees a political leader more or less through the eyes of the cartoon ist. Before half tone engraving had reached its present development in con nection with newspaper illustration, caricatures of public men wore per haps more familiar to the publie than good portraits. To day, despite ihof.pop ularity of half -jono ill us Ira lions, rhe cartoonist mainta'jns his hold on puMic affection. During a political campaign half th • fun <the battle 1k :w. , ;i con t "ndin;; pari. s and factions couses from fcae clever satirical drawings in which political Issues and p rsonages are treated in a comic way. ïn days gone by Eon Butler, William II. Seward, Samuel J. Tilden and Rob cog Conk ling wene favorite subjects of the cartooulsta. Who of that generi» tion does not re> mamber how th ? ta fondle lioscoi Conkling's curl? Davfid B. Hill has al ways, in a grim way, enjoyed being cartooned. Senator Depew, with cus tomary joviality, tabas with good na ture the tricks of comic artists, but Conkling, Blaine an-3 Grover Cleve land always objected seriously to liber ties taken with their risages. One of the favorites of the present day cartoonist is Ur.de Joe Cannon, speaker of the house of representa tives. A writer in Leslie's Monthly re marks that he gen erally wears a cocky look, as if he knew he would get all his hay in before it rains. The veteran statesman. though now nearing the age of threescore and ten, has still a ruddy complexion, but on the whole is not exactly an Apol lo in physical as pect. At the recent Illinois Republican state convention iu Springfield Senator Cullom and Speaker Cannon tried to get a popular ruling as to which Is the handsomer man. "If I had a face like yours, Joe," said the senator, "I'd wear a veil or build a fence around it." "And if I looked like you. Shelby." replied Un cle Joe. "I'd walk backward all the time. Your rear elevation isn't so bad, but the front facade is a bad botch." "I'll tell you, Joe, we'll leave it to this little girl. She doesn't want any polit ical job, and I guess she 'll be honest," suggested Senator Cullom. The little girl's mother was with her. "Which do you think is the better looking, Doro thy?" asked the proud mother. The child looked at both out of big. frank eyes and said: "I don't like to say, mamma, which I like best. I might 'fend Mr. Cannon." Tom Johnson, mayor ofiCIeveland, is another favorite subject of the car toonist. The accompanying line pic ture shows him at the sweltering St. Louis convention. Thomas Taggart of Ecdiana, who has been much in the public eye in con nection with the chairmanship of the Democratic national committee, was born in Ireland forty-five years ago, and there is a family legend tliat his first spoken words were: "Who's elected?" At any rate, he has had a bent for poli tics from an early age. Ills father, on removal to this country, settled in Ohio, and young Taggart, at seven teen, went a little farther west and established himself as a lunch counter tender in,Indianapo lis. From this posi tion he aa »se rapidly until he became au ditor of Marion county and mayor of Indianapolis. His fellow partisans have great confi dence in his political sagacity and believe that luck: goes with any casse with which he is identi fied. Ile bas a smile ttat is de TOii taggart . c lared to have won aim thousands of votes and he never loses his ner-e. He was oote engaged in a friendly game of pokerjwitb some i TO:,' JOHNSON. j sarsaparilla. i drinking, to prominent Hcosiers, and turned to a re freshment table behind him to pour some whiskey. He tilled a small glass and beside it set a lailge "chaser" of Then lie turned, without look at his hand. A joker, since a high federal official, winked to the crowd, and substituted a full glass of whiskey for the "eh iser." Taggart reached behind him, got his bourbon and drank it. Then lie grasped the liery "chaser"' and gulped it down at a : '-.-allow. Those expecting to laugh ... t no chance. Without a gasp, with ' 't even turning an eyelash, Taggart . uiiingiy looked up at the dealer and remarked, "Gimuio throe cards, Harry." Likins of West rather peculiar of the Demo in at St. Louis Elki; liciui v irr. in $ 11 •• e .^,jj m Î •Senator Stephen ii Virginia is placed in a position by the action <:i'atic national convent; i i nominating for vicA president his v ■. nerable father-in-law, ex-Senator Da '■ is. The situation is pne that offers maid good oppor t uni. es to clever cartoonists. Senator s is the Repub >;• of West '.nd his as such com hi m to doim* - can to carry state in t'u co'uiig president el.vtion against his wife'k father. lie found his way out of a rather embar dilemma at the recent Republic an s ate convention in West Virginia by first paying a high tribute to his father in-law's character and then adding that no matter how much Senator Davis was to be admired the Republicans of the state could not be swayed from their devotion to pro tection and sound money by the action of tlie Democrats in naming for a high office one of their fellow citizens. Circuit Attorney Joseph W. Folk of Missouri is portrayed by a newspaper artist as in something of a hurry. Mr. I o:iv has had to lie in a hurry to way in the state SENATOR ELKIN9. campaign a '.ption has won ■ tarry things his of Missouri, and h i r.'ibery and cot Tgm JOSEPH W. FOLK. l:fm his party's nomination for £)vernor of that st Lté. Mr. Folk ct -lnbines in his character courage and determination to <lo Iiis duty re gaudlesa of conse quences. When he was fi»st nomi na tetl ll>r circuit attorney'(h.eKlid not want tfce place. He was urgad by politicians to ac cept as ;r duty to his party. "Very weil. seiBtleinen," he said at 1 ?ngtli, "but if I am .elect ed I will c o my duty. There must be no attempt to influence nv p ac tions when I am called on to punish law breakers." On taking office he was called on to probe into the charges of fraud in connection will the election that had just! passed. Political bosses rushed to th p rescue of those in the toils. One of the most powerful of the latter, after an unsuccessful attempt to dissuade the roung lawyer from press ing the investigation, wrathfully ex claimed: "Dash Joe! Ho thinks he's the whole thing as circuit attorney!" In days gc tie by August Belmont was known a:s financier, clubman, ath lete, yachtsman, turfman and art con noisseur, but the game of politics knew him not. Of iat0 years a new mood seems to have come over the pres ent head of the Bel mont house, and he now makes no se cret of his desire to be a power in the councils of his par ty, as his father used to be in the days of Samuel J. Tilden. Mr. Bel mont has a well knit muscular fig ure, and devotion to all kinds of outdoor sport has kept him youn^ looking, so that now, in his fifty-second year, he would pass for a man under fifty. He is of medium height, keen eyed and nervous, and in business conversa tion short and sharp, Mr. Bel mont's success in rapid transit proj ects in Greater New York has enhanced his prestige as a financial leader. The fifm of August Belmont & Co. âs the American repre sentative of the, great European finan ciers, the Rothschilds, as it was in the days of the eldet Belmont, the founder of the house. m. august belmomt. !N POLITiCS ONCE WORE. Ex -Lieuteuant Governor Willlnm F. Slieelinu Returns to Field. The name oi Willis: '. F. Sheehan has appeared frequently in the past few weeks in connection with the nomination of Judge Alton B. Parker for president and the coming national canvass of the Democracy. For a half dozen years few names appeared more often in public print than that of Mr. Sheehan. As assemblyman, speaker of the assembly, lieutenant :overnor and an aggressive leader of his party in the state of New York, Mr. Shee han in those days was constantly in fcf Isllfe K Jm mm ïH | HON*. WILLIAM F. SHEEHAN. the public eye, and his name was daily on the tip of the tongue or the pen. Then he dropped out of sight. He re tired from politics—or intended to do so—and his old haunts knew him no more. The political world came gradu ally almost to forget his existence. The resurrection of the former lieu tenant governor of New York, in a political sense, came about through changed political conditions and the fact that lie was a close friend of Judge Parker. As the sage of Esopus began to loom large on the political horizon Mr. Sheehan began to be heard about again. On his retirement from the lieutenant governorship in 1S95 he removed from Buffalo to New York and entered upon the practice of his profession as a lawyer there, announc ing that ho was "out of politics." But politics is a game whose fascinations, once known, are hard ever after to resist. Mr. Sheehan made money in the practice of law, became attorney for large corporations and identified himself with leading metropolitan financiers, including August Belmont. Though inactive during Mr, Bryan's leadership he now finds himself once more in sympathy with his party, and as Judge Barker reposes much confi dence in his political judgment he is likely to be consulted a good deal in regard to tiie direction of the canvass. Mr. Sheehan was born forty-five years ago in Buffalo and as a boy sold papers for a living. He attended the public schools and St. Joseph's college, read law. was admitted to the bar at twenty-two and two years later was elected to the assembly of the state. In 1 Si» 1 he was made speaker of the assembly and a year later became lieu tenant governor, serving until the close of his term in 1S95. Mr. Sheehan is a neighbor of Judge Barker, occupying a house at Esopus net far from Rose mount. MISS PAULINE MORTON. The Cliarmli:)? DuiiKliter of tlie See refiiry of tlie Xavj-. It is understood that the gallant men who wear the blue uniform of the United States navy are especially pleased at the appointment of Mr. Paul Morton of Chicago as head of that de partment in the cabinet. One reason for this is the fact that the new secre tary has a handsome wife and two charming daughters. The late head of the department, Mr. Moody, uow attor pç m&rm m m Wi S» MISS PAULINE MORTON'. ney general, is not blessed in this way, 1, though otherwise popular, this fact was against him, for the brave boys of our navy love to have opportu nities of showing their chivalry toward the fair sex. Secretary Morton's fam ily is expect cd to be an important social factor in Washington. His eldest daughter is married, but Miss Pauline Morton, a debutante of eighteen, has a career of "making love and breaking hearts" before her. She is likely to be the belie of many Annapolis ball's. She graduated a short time ago from a fashionable school in New York. AV\ Fl L COST OF ^ AK HOW RUSSIA AND JAPAN ARE STAG GEFÜNG UNDER IT. ! dispatches from the seat of war | ^Innehuria relate chiefly how Gen Tlio MiUmln's Army nn«l IVnvy Spend in» 91,000,000 Per Day, the Earn ing* of S,000, 000 Laborers — "What tlie Civil War Cost Inole Sam. oral Ivuroki's columns pursued the Russians and won a brilliant victory in a pass of the mountains, or they tell how General Oku and his brave men of the Takushan army executed a flanking movement against the left of General Kuropatkin's position, thus aiding the plan for the capture of Liao yang, or how some other general and some other division of the Japanese land forces captured a strong position from the enemy after desperate light ing and won a glorious victory. To the spectator at a safe distance of a few thousand miles all this presents a fascinating picture. It is interesting to watch how the great game of war is being played, and it is exciting, sometimes thrilling, to read of the deeds of heroism and of the eagerness with which soldiers in both the con tending armies court death. But there is another side to the pic ture. War always presents two phases, one of glory and honor and another of suffering and misery. A nation which goes to war generally has to pay an awful price in life, in suffering and in money for any advantages It may secure. Mr. Gladstone once said that "the expenses of a war are the moral check which it has pleased the Almighty to impose upon the ambition and lust of conquest that are inherent in so many nations." The money cost alone of a great war is simply stagger ing. The eminent statistician, Mulhall, estimated that the American civil war cost $2,405,000 for every day of its continuance, and it lasted 1,500 days. But even the American civil war was not so expensive per day as the Fran co-German war. This Is said to have cost tlie French at the rate of $7,050, 000 per twenty-four hours and lasted seven months. The British spent $10.000.000 per week in subduing the Boers In South sun :;-V* LIEUTENANT GENERAL OKU, WHO M AN']). S JAPAN'S SECOND AKMY, Africa. The Japanese, at the close of the Cliino-.iapanese war ten years ago, cession of terri exacted from China tory and the payment ol' a cash in demnity of $185,000,000. The present war is very expensive. M. Roche, former French minister of commerce, estimates the cost of the war to Japan, including tlie expendi tures for both naval and land forces, at a million dollars a day. That means, says M. Roche, the entire earnings of about 8,000,000 Japanese toilers, since their average wage is 12 cents a day. He estimates the cost of the war to Russia at from $1,500.000 to $1,750,000 a day, or the equivalent in wages of 7,000,000 Russian laborers. In Japan the burden of the war la almost overwhelming. The difficulty of supporting those at the front is In creased by the fact that war lias al most paralyzed industry at home ex cept such occupations as are dependent on conflict. Under such circumstances much mis ery among the Japanese at home as well as among those on the battlefields of Manchuria is inevitable, and many are the tales of extraordinary sacri fices that are being made. Some of these it is hard for an American to ap preciate or perhaps approve. A case In point is that of a young Japanese named Okano Hideglro, earning 13 yen U month, who, when called to war, was Supporting a bride and a deaf mother. He asked his father-in-law to look aft er the two women, but the latter had lost his position owing to hostilities and did not have enough to support his own family. There was only one thing for Hideglro to do, and he did it. Ile sold his household goods and gave the proceeds to an intimate friend to use in supporting Iiis mother. Then he procured a divorce from his bride, "it will be easy for you now to marry again," lie told lier when he handed her the divorce. "Perhaps you can get a new husband who will take good care of you. Anyway, you can go and look for work. If you were stili my wife, thoughts of you might keep me from doing my duty on the battlefield. I want to die in battle, but I don't want to leave a penniless widow." And the wife commended her hus band's "generous, thoughtful, patriotic attitude" and, taking her divorce pa pers, went out and found employment as a servant In a rich merchant's fam ily. j The Grand Promoter I He Meets a Man of Eis Own Sort and Is So Surprised Thai He FaLints Awa .y. AJOR CROFOOT, grand pro motor of unnumbered enter prises for the benefit of in vestors seeking liberal divi dends, sat in Iiis office wondering how he could make 17 cents pay for a thirty cent lunch when the floor opened and a man of brisk look and speech entered and began: "I presume I have the honor of ad dressing Major Crofoot, tlie man who invented the idea of raising mud turtles on the great Sahara desert, the man who originated the scheme of saving half the hay by mixing seaweed with it, the financier who proved V. t Amer T-x? M HE HAD FAINTED AWAY. ica could save $100,000,000 a year by doing without doorknobs and window curtains':" j "Yes. 1 am the man," slowly replied j the major. "Ha! Glad to see you, sir—very glad. Have been wanting to see you for some time. 1 do a little in your line myself. In fact, 1 have a scheme or two on hand just now to which I wish to call your attention. What do you say to my idea of a reversible shoe? Just got it patented and a company organized for manufacture. The stock will be put out next week at 40 cents on the dollar, but will go to par in a month. We will guarantee 10 per cent divi dends the first year. "The reversible is a double shoe. You don't reverse tlie shoe, but your posi tion. In other words, when you have gone far enough in one direction, you simply walk backward. Saves time in turning around, saves bumping into other pedestrians. Biggest thing in the world, major—bound to be a regular Golconda. How much stock shall I put you down for?" doing the talking instead of the stranger. "Or, if that scheme don't strike you," continued the caller, as he lighted a fresh cigar and leaned back at his ease, "suppose you go in with us on the great Mountain Real Estate Improve ment company. "There's an idea for you, major, and 1 wonder that it never occurred to you. We have organized with a capital of $15,000,000. 1 !.v the use of dynamite and steam plows we propose to level all ! the mountains in America and thus add : 13 .000 ,000 acres to the tillable laud. "How—how much?" stammered the inajor, as he wondered if lie was not I ! ! | '1 his land will sell for $7 per acre, and the clear profit to us will be at least $17,000,000. Perhaps some gold mine can beat that, but I don't see it. If you have $10,000 or $15,000 to invest, here's your chance. How much shall I put you down for?" The major swallowed the lump iu his throat and looked at him in silence. His wonderment was too great for words. "That was a prelty fair scheme of yours, major," smiled the stranger, "that idea of using the surplus power ol a squalling baby to run his own carriage, but I think I've got something to beat It. "There are, at the lowest estimate, 24,000,000 buildings in the United States. Each one lias a roof, of course. The object of a roof is to keep the weather out. and that alone. These roofs, if covered with a foot of soil, would produce 37,520,000 bushels of onions per year. In other words, what is now wasted would produce $."0,000, 000 in cash every twelve months. I have organized the Universal Roof Raising Onion company and next week its stock will be on the market at par. We want a manager who knows all about onions. If you are the man can guarantee you a salary of $10,000 a year from the start. Wo shall ex pect you to take a block of stock, so as to be thoroughly identified wish the scheme. We wouldn't want you to go into raising carrots with some other TOinpany, you know. When could you take hold?'' "I— I don't understand," replied the major, as he looked around in a be wildered way and tried to locate him self. "Easiest thing in tlie world, but I won't press you. Perhaps you'd pre fer to go into the Sunlight and Day light Storage company. All. there's the thing for you. "Major, I am the inventor of a way of storing up sunlight and daylight in big iron tanks, the sanio as gas re ceivers, to lie let out ngain through pipes at so much per 1,000 feet. You can pipe them to any room in the j house, and you can make a regular roof garden of the darkest cellar. Gas ; Is entirely done away with, and no ! matter how dreary the weather is out- i side you can have sunshine in your house all day long by turning a thumb- ! screw. It may b e as dark as a black cat outside, but you turn on the day light inside, and there you are. Costs o:ie-half of gas and lasts a heap lon ger. Nothing whatever to get out of order, ud you can trade your gas pinchers o:'.' for a set of pingpong. "Don't miss tins good thing, major. You can have $10.000 worth of stock for 30 cents on the dollar, and the dividends must surely reach 15 per cent the very first year. Give me $10, $5, $2 to secure your s.ock before it is too late. Eh? Did you say you ' j would take $15,000?" ' Tllc major didn't say. He couldn't j say. Ile got up and walked about, but he felt sure in bis own mind that j ' le ^'ns in his bed in his boarding j house and having an attack of night : mare. | "I have one more good thing," con : tinued the caller as he jingled the ; silver in his pockets. "I have just organized and incorporated the Great Economy company. Our idea is to gather up all the old shoes, cans, bot tles, bones and castoff clothing and by a process of which I alone hold the patent convert them into pressed brick for sidewalks. Our material costs us nothing, and the brick sell for $S per thousand. We can count on a steady sale of 40,000,000 per year j j and the dividends must be at least L'OO per cent. Major, do you know any thing about bones and bottles? If so, the position of manager"— "Will you please go out?" interrupt ed the major in a hoarse whisper. "Go out before selling you a block of stock at ground floor prices?" "Yes. I I don't feel well." "Ail right—all right. Could you lend me $2 before I go? That Is. would you like to advance that much to secure your stock'.-"' The major shook ids head and sat down and wiped the perspiration from Iiis face, and the stranger smiled and slowly backed to the door. There he paused to say: "Or if yen prefer to come into the Great American Black Wool company, in which the dividends must hit 00 cents the very first year and in which the position of secretary is vacant"— But the grand promoter fainted away, and the stranger went softly down stairs. The major's cheek had been outeheeked, and It would take him days to Why He Went to the Country. "So glad to come out here to see you. The place Is just lovely. But tell me— why did you move so far away from the city? Was the smoke too disagree able?" the noise of the street cars both ii?" "Oil, ereii y: "No." "Was it the rush and rattle that you couldn't stand?" "No." "Then why, pray, did you come out here?" '.'Just to try to get away from the ' ' n< inisitive bores in the city."—Cleve ' an( * 1 Dealer. Not So Extravagant. haa. "Vou are an extravagant girl!" "Why, papa, I haven't even asked you to buy me a duke."—Boston Jour nal. yer A Small Hoy's «tuent ion. Tommy Figgjam- Paw? Figgjam—Yes, sonny. "Doesn't 'beheaded' mean havln' head taken off?" "Not iu < :■ .'i; \;y mine, Tommy, but somebody's." '"'Then why don't 'bejeweled' mean bavin' yer »jewe'ü taken off?"—Balti more American. Tlie Proud I\u>u. "Baby carriages? Yes, sir," said the dealer. "What sort of one did you want ?" "Well," said Nupop proudly, "you'd better give me a six months' size. He's only six weeks old, but large for his Ige."— -Philadelphia Press. Fresh Honora. Madge—I never see her wearing that medal she received last summer for saving three persons from drowning. Marjorie—Why, you little goose, that girl lias a championship golf medal to wear now.—Town Topics. Ten, Verily. "I've get no use for the man who mixes business with religion." "No; but some of us would be better . for mixing a little religion with our business."—Philadelphia Ledger. One lleneflt of Striken. "Is Gideon still your walking dele gate?" "Ob, no. He's our automobile dele gate now."—Indianapolis Journal. "I really don't see liow the devil can äo such able work." "He's inspired."—New York Life.