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Km Minneapolis cycle show for 1897,
will open at the Exposition build
tomorrow night, is now complete in
il and ready for public inspection.
D ■ has been a tremendous rush
■ the last week to get the variou3
lartmenta of the big show in work
order, but as matters look at pres
it Sseems that everything will be in
* when the doors are thrown open.
rde manufacturers of the Unlt
"Sci Suites seem unanimous in their be
■ »at a Northwestern cycle show
.s the only show worth having any
■]. • to do with in these degenerate
when every man, woman and
of the far East owns a bicycle,
Mi I every octogenarian of either sex
m ■corcher ot greater or lesser pro
hrencm In this part of the coun
try, which general term comprises not
Alone Minnesota, but the Dakotas and
jrowa as well, there remains an oppor
tunity to work up business after ap
proved business methods, and the
presence of so many of the prominent
nanufaciurers of America in the Mm•
-• i| nlis show may be ascribed to the
I act that this is now the best territory
* p.. lining in the United States for the
ale of the seductive wheel.
The proprietors of the various ex
ilbita that will be presented to the
>ul»iic in the pure food show, are well
I o the front in the matter of enter
uise. Every exhibitor in this depart
nrnl was busy yesterday getting
eady for the opening on Monday af
ernoon, and there is a great deal to
>c done yet before the food exhibition
vill be ready for public examination
'frixl approval.
The big opening event will of course
knnsist in the cycle road race from
j»t. Paul to the exposition building.
>')iis race will be started promptly at
' ! :30 p. m., and the finish will occur
i n front of the exposition building.
! L satisfactory number of entries has
1 leen secured, and there will be a hot
I cramble for the honors. It Is prob
jlble that John S. Johnson will be one
;^f the judges at the finish in this event,
And he had already consented to ref
eree the six-day woman's race at the
exposition building that opens on the
ft9th. The physicians who have been
{looking after the famous racer assert
that he ought not to train at all this
Beason, which is most likely a correct
theory. In any event Johnny will not
jjoin Eck in the South, and he may
■decide to go into business in Minne
apolis. Meantime he will be actively
Interested In the cycle show, and the
ftiany hundreds of people who have
fceard of Johnson and never seen him
Iwill now have an opportunity of see
ing the famous speed monger.
Certainly one ot the most interesting
features of the big three-headed show
■will consist It the bench exhibition to
be h« Id during the week of the cycle
Blinv in the same building. The man
apt is of the bench show have worked
>jb*rd and spent a great deal of time
(and money in the effort to secure for the
Twin Cities a first-class exhibit of the
best dogs to be found locally or from
other points. The result has exceeded
even the most sanguine expectations of
«he projectors. The bench show will
put before the public of Minneapolis
4nd St. Paul all the best bred dogs,
Hot alone in the two cities, but from
jpi.ll over the state.
The probability of a match race dur
ing the week between Farnsworth and
!£lhw is good. Both these young worn
fcn are anxious for a race, and each
lp confident of her ability to win. The
management is figuring on the possi
bility of bringing off a twenty-flve
jmile race in addition to the regular
six -day event, and it will most likely
i)e arranged.
0L Wheelman'R Ride Down the \\>nt
orn Stepa of the \tttioiial Cnpltol.
One of the most daring exploits ever per
formed by a foolhardy bicycle rider was that
Of William Shields, of Woonsoeket, U. 1.
i^rho rode down the stops leading to the west
front of the capitol at Washington, the other
Cay, and he lives to tell the tale. He also
Bh wn snap shot photographs to prove that
ills tale ia true.
Wbea Canary rode down the east steps of
the capitol, more than dozen years ago on a
hltrli wheel, his achievement "was consi^Ted
must remarkable, and Washington folks have
not yet ceased to wonder at it. But Shields'
feat of riding down the western terrace was
much more difficult than Canary's. There are
four flights of steps mounting the terrace
the flights separated by landings about ten
Eeet wide. There are seventy-four steps and
three landings. The ateps are very steep
The Washington Star thus describes Shields'
jperf. rmanee:
■is waited until tho steps and ap-
Jtea wore entirely clear of visitors, and
h> ■". placing his bicye'e at the brink of th<»
iteep Incline, swung easily into the saddlo
and began his perilous descent. Before reach-
Ing the bottom of tho uppermost flight he lost
his pedals, and. making no attempt to regain
them, sat rigidly upright in the saddle, his
feet hanging clear of the rapidly revolving
cranks, ho ding to the handle bars with a
grip, and his eyes fastened fixedly
«n the path ;U the bottom. It only lasted for
■fcout fifteen seconds. But the intensity of the
ftraln increased much more rapidly than the
ftecoaAa passed. Gathering momentum with
«v rv i*oot of the downward passage, the
rider secercd to be going as if shot out of
.the mouth of a cannon. When he reached
She third and last landing, the velocity of his
xjesrent had reached such a point that he
literally leaped over the final flight of sixteen
■tens to the bottom. His wheel did not touch
« Fingle one of the steps, but took an outward
wend downward bound for the bottom. Then it
iwas the few who witnessed the descent shud
dered, the momentum attained being so
peat as to pitch the rider over the last flight.
H. left the saddle, but at the bottom wheel
en' rider fell in a heap. Shields escaped
Jiowever, without a serious bruise.
For tho Cycle Patli.
Ie riders will be pleased to hear that
the enterprising A. P. Smith cycle house. 372
la^drae cycle house
y. *aa* Fifth Street, Cor. Minnasota,
st. paci., mxam.
\ StttplXMM 248. Open Evenings.
and 374 St. Peter street, have opened a sub
scription list for the Cycle Path association.
Receipts and tags will be given on applica
tion to the above firm.
middle: distance champiom.
Unique Appearance of Starbuck and
His Cfutinlt'KM Wheel.
J. F. Starbuck has won the distinction of
middle distance champion by hard, conscient
ious work. He has met and defeated some of
the very best riders in the world, both on
American and European tracks. His most
creditable victory was his defeat of Tom
Linton, the celebrated Englishman, last De
cember. Linton came to America for the ex
press purpose of securing a race with Michael,
and, failing in thia, he took on a match with
Sltarbuck. This was a ten-mile unpaced
race, each rider starting from the opposite
side of the track. Before two miles had
been ridden Starbuck caught his opponent and
won the race by nearly half a mile. Starbuck
rides a chainless bicycle, which attracts almost
as much attention as the rider himself. The
pecuilar gearing consists of three cogwheels.
One Is attached to the crank axle, the same
as the ordinary sprocket, which runs on
another wheel of the same size. The latter
connects with a smaller one on the rear hub.
The teeth are very small and the amount of
friction is reduced to a minimum. In fact, It
is claimed the points of contact are 40 per cent
less than in an ordinary chain.
Some More Scorchers Fined and
• Others Discharged.
Arthur McEnery, Paul Wallace and Leon
ard Fenton, three school boys arrested by Of
ficer O'Neill during the first day he was sta
tioned at the Sixth street hill to Intercept
scorching bicyclists, were discharged by Judge
Twohy yesterday. The action of the court
was prompted by the fact that tke boys were
young and promised to in futur« refrain from
scorching, and to use their Influence with
their companions toward abating the scorch
ing nuisance.
Others accused yesterday of violating the
bicycle ordinance, by either scorching or
riding upon the sidewalk, were: Frank Ed
wards, fined $5; A. Crowley, fined $5; H. E.
Dayton, pforfeited $5 bail; Julius Sable, dis
charged; John Monnahan, discharged; Albert
Grayz, discharged; M. M. Corcoran, continued
to April 20.
Cyclists Will Attend the Bis Show
In a Body.
The Laurel Cycle club will make the Jour
ney to Minneapolis in state Thursday night
for the purpose of visiting the Flour City
cycle show. The club will start from Its club
house on Grana avenue at 7:30 o'clock in the
evening In a specially chartered interurban
car, the first which has ever been seen in tho
Crocus Hill district. The car will proceed to
Minneapolis, making stops only at Seven cor
ners, the Ryan hotel, Tenth and Wabasha
streets and Rico street and University ave
Largre Bicycle Gears.
An Impression seems to have gained gTound
among some riders that large gears require
less propelling force. For example, It has
been claimed that with 70 gear, by using 25
and 10-tooth sprockets, about 25 per cent less
power is required than with the same gear
produced by 20 and 8-tooth sprockets. This
is absurd, as with a given gear no power ran
be created by any change in sprockets. The
only points worthy of consideration in the
question of large sprockets are the slight re
duction of tension on the chain and the con
sequent reduction of friction on the bear
Cheap Wheels.
A cycling authority says that one of the
greatest factors in the continued growth of
tho number of devotees to the sport is the
low-priced wheei. The makers of strictly
high-grade wheels, who value their products
at anywhere from $80 to $125, with $100 as
the almost, universal price, are doing more
business than ever, and do not appear to be
affected by the competition of cheaper ma
chines, which can be bought at almost any
price from the recognized standard all the
way down to $17, which is about as low a
point as has yet been reached. These cheaper
machines, particularly those of medium
grade, which are the most salable, have made
It possible for thousands to ride who because
of the cost or lack of interest would not have
started had It been necessary to buy at the
long established price.
The Favorite Badly Beaten In the
Kentucky Stakes.
CINCINNATI, 0., April 17.— The crowd at
Newport today was the largest of the meet
ing. A great surprise was sprung in the third
race, the Kentucky stakes, by the defeat of
the favorite, Llwtie Cavalier, who was played
at the track and all over the country. Claret
Cup won the race by six lengths. The track
was only in fair condition.
First race, seven furlongs — Everst won,
Royal Dance second, Percita third. Time
1 :32.
Second race, four and a half furlongs — Mary
Cavalier won, Skillman second, Uarda third
Time, .57%.
Third race, five furlongs— Claret Cup won,
Prince Lee second, My Maryland third. Time
Fourth race, six furlongs — Swordsman won
Argus second, Shuffieboard third. Time. 1:ig!
Fifth race, mile and seventy yards— Chicot
won, Cecil second, F. M. 8., third. Time
1:49V4 .
Rat In Cub Leopard's Cagv.
A rat in the cage of the leopard cub that
was born in the Central Park Zoo about
eight months ago caused a little excitement
In the Zoo yesterday. The rat got into the
i cage throug-h a drain pipe. The cub saw it
I come in, and crouched and waited for a
! favorable opportunity, when he sprang and
i caught his visitor. He played with the rat
■ for upward of an hour, letting it run within
I a few inches of the drain pipe several times
and then suddenly bringing It baok asatn
, Finally, when the rat became discouraged
j and would not move the cub pave it a gerrle
i pat and killed it, and then laid down refus
ing to eat it. The body of the rodent was
removed by an attendant.
A Misused Adjective.
"But. papa, you musn't be hard on Mr
Saply, said his pretty daughter. "He is of a
retiring disposition, you know."
"Retiring!" snorted the old man. "Retir
ing thunder! He doesn't leave until l*> every
night he comes to see you."— Cincinnati Com
mercial Tribune.
**/ // /
Maud—You have been In th« chorus twenty yeara. haven't you? "*
xUtty— You ought to know, you wer e here when I came.
Cycle Ronte Enthusiasts Are Work
ing Vigorously Two Ways From
Active work has been started on the
White Bear cycle path, and the com
mittee having the work In charge are
going to push it to completion as soon
as possible. The work has been start •
ed on each end of the path, and, when
the two gangs of men meet in the
center, the cycle association will hold
a little jollification meeting. The com
mittee have also started in on the
Summit avenue path between Lexing
ton and Snelling avenues. The length
of this stretch of the Summit path is
about one mile, and when it is com
pleted the money at the disposal of the
committee will have been exhausted.
J. W. Taylor, chairman of the cycle
path committee, said yesterday that all
the members of the association were
very anxious to complete the Summit
path to Como, but that the money that
would be required to do this would
amount to about $300, and at the rate
that the dollars were coming in at tho
present time it would take a year to
raise that amount. He was of the
opinion that the people did not fully
realize the benefit of the cycle paths
or they would not be so slow in sub
scribing to the fund. He said that he
made it his business last Sunday to
ascertain Just how many wheelmen
used the Summit avenue path, and
found that during the day more than
4,000 wheels passed over the path. Less
than 10 per cent of these riders have
subscribed to the path-building fund,
and Mr. Taylor thinks that it is work
ing too great a hardship on, the few
for the benefit of the many.
Cards have been placed in all the
drug stores in the city notifying people
that subscriptions will be received at
that point for the cycle path fund.
This plan was agreed upon to sav-j
those who wish to subscribe the trou
ble of having to hunt up any one cen
tral office.
The Summit avenue cycle path, from Fort
Snelling avenue to the river, and the half
mile stretch between Summit avenue and
Marshall avenue, near the bridge, have been
entirely repaired.
The construction of the path on Lexington
avenue, from Summit avenue to Como park,
which is to be paid for by dollar subscriptions,
will begin tomorrow morning.
Coal a«hes and cinders, to be used on the
construction of the Lexington avenue path
will be purchased on delivery at the place
where the work is in progress.
Are the Present Leaders In the Cav
entllsh Club.
In the play at the Cavendish Whist club
last night, the high score badges were won
by Armstrong and Conable. The following
were the snores:
North and South —
Graburn and Ward 133
Coburn and Stoltze 131
Bixby and Whitman 144
Graves and Orme 13 j
Armstrong and Conable 142 I
Bowen and Klpp 13X |
Ricketts and Scott 137 j
McOuckin and Scholle 131 j
Barlow and Carson 136 I
Greene and Hay 13s i
Total lag,)
Average, North and South. 136.
East and West —
Carleton and Ycungman 129
Countryman and Taylor 127 !
Ives and Nelson 121
Dabney aad Gilbert, C. H 119 I
Fillebrown and Kane 126
Stevenson and Woodruff 122
Chapin and Vogel 127
Deuel and Prendergaat 122
Larkln and Mall i2r.
Brown and Jaggar 121
Total 1,240
Average, East and West, 124.
Legitimate Racing; Season in the
Ea«t Opened.
WASHINGTON, April 17.— The Washington
Jockey club opened the legitimate season of !
racing in the East today with five well run I
races between a good class of horses. The j
Lenten season, which is strictly observed by f
the smart set In Washington, "had its effect i
upon the attendance, especially as to the '
ladies. But the force of regulars seemed to
be well represented, and the familiar faces !
of racing men from the East were numerous.
The track was rather sticky. The feature of
today's card was the Arlington stake, for
two-year-olds, at half a mile, which was won !
by Cherry Picker in a romp. Summary:
First race, five furlongs— Prompt won. Ten- |
derncss second, Bill All third. Time, 1:05.
Second race, mile — Doggett won, Russler '
second. Naughty Girl third. Time, 1:48.
Third race, Arlington stake; purse, $1,000; 1
two-year-olds, half-mile— Cherry Picker won, !
Money Spinner second, Choir Boy third. '
Time, :51 2-5.
Fourth race, six furlongs — Junk won, Ma- j
honey second, Gee Gee third. Time, 1:19.
Fifth race, mile and a half, over six hurdles !
— Forget won, Thackeray second, Tom Moore !
third. Time, 2:59.
Not Fitted for the Work:.
A short time ago a young Londoner, who
had never been out. of London in his life, re- '
ceived an invitation from an acquaintance
in the country, asking him to have a run over
:o his place for a few days and give him a
lift at gathering mushrooms. This is the re
ply he got:
"Dear Dick: I'm very glad to hear as how
you and the missus Is all right, but I can't
come over to see you, becos I'm afraid I
would be no use at gathering mushrooms, for
you know very well I can't climb." — Up-to-
A Matter of Taste.
He — Tell you what— let's found a society
for mutual admiral lon. I for instance, admire
your beautiful eyes— and what do you ad
mire in me 7
She— Your good taste.— Tit-Bits.
The Moat Striking Dreiien Among
Cong-reaamen Come Front the
Special to the Globe.
WASHINGTON, April 17.— The Quix
otic attack made by young Bailey, of
Texas, on one of the institutions of
civilized society has made much amuse
ment for the people of Washington. It
does not make a bit of difference to
them whether the Texas congressman
wears a dress suit or not. Even if
there were danger that his example
would prove contagious, no one would
care a rap. The dress coat does not
make society. Society made the dress
coat, and would quickly discard it for
good and sufficient reason.
These things change from time to"
time. The silk hat, which Mr. Bailey
derides, is only a century old, and in
that century it has taken a hundred
shapes. A century ago Jefferson, the
father of Democracy, wore silk stock
ings, knee breeches and silver buckled
shoes to clothe his nether limbs. Jef
ferson was a stickler for simplicity. In
these days I am afraid he would be
called by that word of recent origin— a
"crank" on the subject. He cared so
little for formality that he abolished
the levees which Washington had es
tablished, much to the discomfiture of
those who made up the "society" of
the newly founded, straggling capital.
One afternoon they determined to pro
test against deprivation of the courtly
official reception, and a party of gay
young lads and gayer lasses called at
the president's house and waited for
Jefferson's return. He came from his
dally horseback exercise and strode
into the room in dusty coat and riding
boots. So scant was his courtesy that
his visitors made a quick departure.
And they did not return.
Jefferson's impressive plainness was
partly assumed and for a purpose. He
came into office confronting a condi
tion of national discontent — a feeling
which had spread all over the country
that the republic was drifting toward
royallsm. The court etiquette of Wash
ington's two administrations, retain
ed by Adams, had impressed the peo
ple with the idea that the government
was approaching monarchy, that per
haps the blood of the Revolution had
been paid merely for an exchange of
kings — the one across the water for
one at home. Jefferson saw this condi
tion and met it in so emphatic a man- I
ncr that since his time there has been
no question of divinity hedging the
president of the United States.
Certain social obligations of a semi
official character are demanded of every
public man, and it is unfortunate that
a leading member of th* house should
feel that he cannot accept an invita
tion to dinner from the president of
the United States because he chooses
to differ from his fellows in the matter
of dress.
Possibly Mr. Bailey feels some embar
rassment about the dress coat because
he is not familiar with the code govern
ing it. Many men fall into ridicule be
cause they don't know when a dress
coat should be worn. Some years ago
a congressman, known as "a statesman
among ball players and a ball player
among statesmen," wore a dress coat
to the White house in the moi-ning and
made himself the butt of Washington.
When the Ancient and Honorable Artil
lery of Boston was in London last year,
many of the members wore dress suits
to a garden party.
Most of the Southern members con
form to the rules of society when they
go out to formal entertainments here.
The Western members are the least
particular of all the public men In
Washington. Yet, strange tc say, the
West furnishes the most strikingly
dressed members of both house and
Mr. Wolcott, of Colorado, is the sen
ator w-ho attracts attention by his
style of dress. His clothing is 'finely
made, and he seems to have inexhaus
tible supply of it. No one knows where
his list of garments ends, for no man
who did not have a good memory and
fix his mind on the subject would know
that Mr. Wolcott ever ivore a coat
twice. He has a vaiet to look after
his clothing and hi? 50 pa,jrs of shoes.
No other member of congress has daz
zled Washington with a valet except
Harry Miner, late a member from New
York. Miner paralyzed -his friends by
registering in Syracuse at the time of a
convention, "H. Clay Miner ard valet."
and the next gu^st, in a spirit of fun
registered, "James Jones and valise.'
This bit of pleasantry was taken up
by an English writer in all seriousness
and made the text for a dissertation
on the ignorance of Americans.
The member of the house who Is at
tracting attention by his style of drees
is James H. Lewis, of Washington, who
received some votes for vice presi
dent in the last national Democratic
convention. I saw Mr. Lewis in the
lobby of the Arlington hotel a few
nights ago in silk hat and dress suit,
■with shining patent leathers on his
feet. He was not arrayed for social
conquest, but was strolling around
killing time. The following day Mr'
Lewis appeared in the house with
I shapely trousers well creased and
hands daintily gloved. His coat was
of fashionable cut. Since that day Mr.
Lewis has entertained the house with
a succession of well made suits of
clothing, each appropriate to the hour
and occasion on which it was worn A
few years ago Mr. Lewis jwas hustling
freight at the docks In Ts^oma— work-
Ing as a stevedore. H<e was a lawyer,
but he had no practice. ; He was with
out friends, and he .ha<f to earn a
living in some manner. Now Mr. Lewis
has friends and a large legal practice.
Of course Mr. Lewis is the subject of
some pleasant banter from his col
leacrues because of his dress. But lam
quite sure none of tftero-, thinks any
the less of him because he is fashion
ably attired.
Since his return, after two years of
retirement from public life. Jerry Simp
son has been seen wearing knee
breeches and golf stocking^, for he en
joys cycling.
Daniel Webster used to wear a shad
belly coat with brass buttons. In re
cent years Senator Conger, of Michi
gan, wore a coat like this and Senator
Chace, of Rhode Island, "who was a
Quaker, wore a shad belly coat with
sober buttons of black. There Is no
eccentric dress to be seen in the sen
ate today. Some senators wear frock
coats; some wear cutaway coats, and
seme dress in the sack coat, which is
supposed to be sacred to business use
Few of them cultivate variety. They
wear coats of the same style all
through the winter and spring, ex
chaging them for silk or alpaca coats
In the summer. No senator is seen
■without his coat, even on the hottest
summer day. The proprieties of the
•enate chamber will not permit any
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We Are Now Selling About Eight Per Day of These Wheels.
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such laxity. The clerks are held to the
same rigid rule, and some years ago
when one of the clerks appeared at
his desk in a linen duster he was noti
fied that his services would not be
needed any longer.
The frock coat is the most common
style of dress in the senate. Almost all
the older members wear it. Some of
them have pudgy figures which would
be lost in the long-tailed garment. Vest
is one of these. He wears a very much
wrinkled cutaway coat. Gorman wears
a cutaway, fitting his figure trimly.
For an unostentatious man Gorman is
remarkably well dressed. His dress is
as clean cut and characteristic as his
profile, and he almost always wears a
well brushed silk hat.
The last time I saw John Sherman at
the capitol was on inauguration day,
and he had around his neck a coach
man's collar of fur which stood out like
a ruff from his thin figure. Mr. Sherman
is one of the frock-coated statesmen
whose clothing is always wrinkled and
loose-fitting. Senator Allison, on the
other hand, is always attired in a black
broadcloth coat which looks as thougn
it had just come from the hands of his
tailor. I suspect Mr. Allison of having
a valet concealed about his bachelor
home on Vermont avenue. Mr. Aldrich
is in marked contrast with Mr. Allison.
He wears a close-fitting cutaway suit
and looks like what he Is — a business
man. Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, wea.'a
the "customary suit of solemn black."
His clothing is always well fitting and
neatly kept. He wears his long frock
coat hanging open. That is a point of
difference between the senators and the
justices of the supreme court. The sen
ators wear their frock coats unbut
toned; the justices, when they are not
in their robes, wear their frock coats
tightly buttoned about them. The frock
coat is almost a3 much a uniform as
the black silk robe with the supreme
court justice.
And, by the way, one of the funniest
sights at Washington is the spectacle
or" the justices of the supreme court
in their silk robes with silk hats on
their heads, as they are seen on any
ceremonial occasion when it is n&res
sary for them to pass from one place
to another.
Most of the presidents, since long
trousers came into vogue, have worn
long frock coats buttoned closely
about them. Mr. Cleveland always did,
and his portly figure swelled his coat
out of all graceful proportion. Mr.
Harrison did, and the length of the
skirts emphasized the squatness of his
figure. Arthur was very particular
about the set of his coat. He had his
clcthing made by a New York tailor,
and he tried to live up to his reputation
as "the only gentleman who ever sat
in the White house" — a reputation
which did little justice to some of his
Garfteld and Hayes wore close fitting
frock coats which were always tight
ly buttoned. Lincoln, on the contrary,
wore a loose skirted frock coat which !
usually hung open. Its looseness dis- I
guised in some measure the scantiness
of the president's figure. President Me- ■
Kinley wears a tight fitting frock coat. .
Mr. Bailey will find a great many !
men in both branches of congress who i
will sympathize with his objections to !
the dissipations of society — men who
believe that the duty of a public man
is to his constituents and his country, !
not to the women who give afternoon
tett and the men who give poker par- I
ties. One of these is Senator Frye, ;
who says he despises "functions," and
is never so happy as at his summer
home on Squirrel island, where he can j
wear a flannel shirt and "loaf and in
vite his soul." But Mr. Frye has a
dress suit for use when occasion de
mands it.
Another senator, who shall be nameless,
goes to an extreme which Mr. Bailey may
wisely condemn. He is out so much at night
that he spends most of the day sleeping on
a couch in his committee room. One of my
early recollections of Washington is of a re
ception at the White house which this senator
attended with a woman well known in social
Washington. When he came out of the man
sion, he was a little uncertain about his
movements, and it is not surprising that he
got into the wrong carriage. Slamming the
door, he called to the coachman to drive on.
What he did afterward only one person
knows. But the result of it was that before
the carriage had gone a dozen yards the door
flew open and the senator fell out. He found
his own carriage then and drove home, but
not before he had attracted the attention of
some of his friends, and so furnished a ploas
ant story for society to pass around.
My memory goes back again eievon years
to another White house incident. The presi
dent of the United States was to be married.
He had bidden only the members of his cab
inet to the ceremony. One of them— Mr.
Garland— begged the president to excuse him
on the plea that he never wore a dress snit —
the plea that young Bailey made when he
called on President McKlnley the other day.
President Cleveland urged Mr. Garland to re
consider. He wanted particularly to have all
the members of the cabinet at his wedding.
Mr. Garland was firm. He said he would
not come to the wedding in a frock coat,
and he would not wear a dress coat. So the
wedding went on without him.
Not long before Jacob T. Child, of Mis
souri, had been appointed minister to Siam.
I asked him if he intended to get a dress suit
— the accepted court costume of the American
diplomat abroad. Mr. Child said that he d!d
not. He objected to it solely on the score of
economy. He did not propose to spend $40
cr $5o for a new suit, and he thought the
king of Siam would not care very much
whether he did or did not. The king of
Siam is coming to America soon. Perhaps
we will learn then just what ho did think of
Mr. Child and his lack of ceremony.
—George Grantham Bain.
Political Item.
"There can be no possible excusn for con
gressmen listening to men who want to bribe
them," said old Judge Peterby.
"I'm not so sure about that," replied Sar
danapalU3 Peterby, his son, a rising young
politician. If congressmen did not listen to
what the lobbyist had to say they would never
find out whether or not he wanted to bribe
them. They have to listen, you know, to
find out if he really means business."
Sardanapalus, by the way, is suspected of
wanting to go to congress from New York,
and is evidently trying to make up his miad
what to do in case any attempt is made to
tamper with his honesty. — Tammany Times.
Easy Rond to Wealth.
"My dear old friend, how were you able to
acquire such an immense fortune?"
"By a very simple method."
"What method was that?"
"When I was poor I made out that I was
rich, and when I got rich I made out that I
was poor." — Odds and Ends.
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An l'ii-to-l>ate Golden Wod<i;*»;j.
She — So Mr. Sapper has just celebrated
his golden wedding?
He — Golden wedding? Why he'a only Ju»t
got married.
She— Yea; but the girl ha* £10,000.— Tit-
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