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1TTII T1IK coming of the rural free
delivery of mall by the general
government CHWie the develop,
ment of a number of collateral
features of which the nrlfflnal
promoters of the scheme probably did not
ii uii m iAuutiiiN has been a
powerful politician for more
than n generation, but has rarelv
t' endeavored to make himself felt
Vm mi outside of Brooklyn, During that
time Tammany has seen numerous leaders
come and go, but lias never seen the day
when McLaughlin was not supreme In his
party, no far as concerns Brooklyn. He Is
now over 70 years old, with white hair and
countenance seamed by age, but he Is hale
and vigorous, bright of eye and naturally
alert as of yore.
President Roosevelt lias broken another
record by sending to a candidate of the
opposite party a "good luck" message.
The candidate In question Is Mitchell U.
Erlanger, nominated by Tammany for
sheriff In Now York. The president and
Mr. Kiianger were classmates In the Co
lumbia law school, and have been warm
friends ever since. In 1S8R, when Mr.
Roosevelt was running for governor, the
Tammaay man Kent him a "good luck"
telegram, repeating it In the campaign
when his old r las mute whs elected vie
president. In complimentary return for
these good wishes the president sent the
.message In question.
Major Elijah Alllger, formerly a wealthy
resident of New York, died In 8C Lula
the otlier day In abject poverty. Before
the war he wua reputed to bo worth nearly,
ft million dollars, nnd was a leader In so
cial and business circles. Ho was one of
the companions of the prince of Wales,
now King Edward, on his western hunting
trip. and served with distinction In the
union army during the war of the rebel
lion. He lost his fortune In bucking a
-patent air brake, was deserted by his wife
and daaghter, went west to Denver, where
he led a precarious existence for several
years, and a few moot ha ago made Ida way
to St. Lamia, where he died in a charitable
The young duchess of Manchester, says
apt.1! t niMni. D . , .
CI repute was holding forth In a
-- ...v, . iii aitiu um II l II I
last week. He had pulled off the
customary hot air exordium
about the accomplltdiments of hla party.
Its deeds In war and peace, and "had
drawn the oriflamtne Ub-er-teo across "the
asure aky" until it shadowed the earth
from Manila to San Juan and fiom Nome
to Tnnbuctoo. "Now, my friend ,' lie ex
claimed, placing his foot on the treoieio
pedal, "what la the question confronting
us In tli'a campaign!"
"How old Is Ann," piped the unpatriolia
partisan. Then the lights e it out.
Anions Lawyer "Abe" Hummel's re
cent clients was a woll groJineJ, stylish
young lady, relates the New York Time.
"I am In great dl'trcsa, Mr. Hummel,
a ltd I seek your advice," the began.
"Well, madam, please state your case."
"I have received four proposals of mar
riage and 1 don't know which one to ac
cept." "Which muii has the mst money?" In
quired Hummel, with a smile that spoke
"Why. If I was sure I kuew, do you
Huppore I would crme to you or any other
lawyer for advice?"
John C. 8heehun employ a a large number
of laborers, reports the New York Times.
Most of bin foremen are Irfchinen, but the
utuWUngs embrace men of all nationali
ties. The other day one of the foremen
had use fcr a niuul on a certain piece of
work. He said tu a green Irish laborer who
Go up where that other gang is working
and bring the maul." m
In a few minutes the Irishman returned
with about twenty-live laborers.
THE ILLUSTKATED BEE.'
dream. Not the least among these Is the
National Association of Rural Free De
livery Carriers. As oon as the service
was gotten Into good working order the
carriers began to see points in which it
could be Improved, especially those affect
ing the ctftrler himself. These detal?s had
not been carefully worked out In the orig
inal plan, and needed attention. Hi on local
associations were formed, and finally. In
September, at a conaentlon held in Wash
ington, a. national organization was ef
fected. It alma to look after the Interests
of the country mail carrier exclusively and
Will work to secure him better pay and
such other advantages as rightfully belc ng
to him. Frank R. Cunningham of South
Omaha, who In June wna active In secur
ing the convention of Nebraska rural fiea
delivery carriers, which met at Lincoln,
was made president of the national organi
sation, and is now engaged in Its bnsIniB
in addition to looking after the affairs of
the government along his route. He has
opened headquarters in South Omaha and
M. A. p., the daughter of Eugene Zimmer
man of Cincinnati,' was brought up fairly,
quietly and simply. In spite of her father s
wealth. She has little love of show, but a
great Idea of the deference due to an Eng
lish duchess. Not long ago site was stand
ing In the hall of an Irish hotel, waiting
for the duke, when an excited American
rushed up and Inquire d f he was Miss
, a lady for whom she was waiting.
The duchess drew herneir up and replied,
stiffly enough: "I am the duchess of Man
chester." "Oh-h." replied her compatriot.
"I'm from Cincinnati, too.",
Abe Gruber. the New York lawyer, was
cross-examining a witness In a country
town not long ago. The man appeared to
be abnormally stupid, but in fact he was
determined that the New York lawyer
should get no Information that could be
kept from him. At length Mr. Gruber sail:
"Well, at least yon ean surely tell the Jury
how this road runs." The witness appeared
to think Intently for a few moments. Then
he said: "Well, when I'm coming to town
it runs up, and when I'm going hone it
runs down. "That will be about all,"
the little lawyer with a big sigh.
On account of his peculiar methods of
work considerable notoriety falls to the
lot of Stephen Ronan, leader of the chan
cery bar In Ireland. On leaving the courts
In th afternoon he goea home and dons
an old suit of clothes, lights a Urge pipe
and buries himself In briefs until o'clock,
when he takes a short wslk. Then comes
dinner, a chat with some neighbors and
to bed at M. Promptly at midnight he gets
up and Into his old suit, lights his pipe
and strolls about Hie streets until X, when
he returns and works until in the morn
ing. This la followed by a cold bath and
bed until 1ft. when he gulps down a light
breakfast and hurries oS to court again.
. : $
On of the most eloquent republicans
tn New York slate Is ex -Governor Frank
8. Black, who recently told soma friends
Gleanings From the
"What did yeu bring these men here
for?" asked the foreman.
"Sure, you told me to bring thlm all.'
nd I brought Ivery mother's son of thim
I could find." was the reply.
The late James Abbott McNeill Whistler,
though expatriated no hong, numbered
many Americans among his friends
especially Americana who stayed at home
most of the time and so stood lest chance
of becoming a target for one of his friend-shlp-deatroytng
remarks. Mr. Royal Cor
tissos. the art critic ef the New York
Tribune, was one of these, and amomjr
other reminiscences he is fond of referring
to the artist's queer habit of wearing an
utterly tintethcred single eyeglass; If by
unlucky chance this optical orphan dropped
out he would calmly take another from
his waistcoat pocket and deftly slip It Into
"I'm afraid I could never entirely vm.
patnize with Whistler s- belligerent
tude toward the wholt wurM." says
Cortissos. "much as I en loved the .tl.i
incidents of the warfare. One clay I said
to him, after be had made some unusually
cutting remarks about certain contem
poraries: " 'But It seems with you there la never a
time to bury the hatchet.'
" 'You are mistaken,' came In bis softest
manner, 'there is often a time to bury the
hatchet in the side of the enemy, and to
think of hint no more.' "
"Many men have fada," said Mark Twain
the other day. "Some collect one thing
and some another. Among the most
curious is that of a man near my summer
home at Eimlra. who has a collection of
snakea. They are of many varieties.
The man who has them thinks a great
deal of them, and, In fact, would not take
for a year at least will direct the national
organization from that point.
Nebraska's citizen-soldiers come back
from the mimic warfare in which they were
engaged at Fort Riley covered with glory,
Just as Nebraska's citizen soldiers came
back from actual warfare, followed by the
highest of praise. The National Guard
of the state has surely won its light to the
respect of the people of the state. Tn what
ever place the guardsmen have been found,
or whatever duty they have been called
on to perform, they have ncriultled them
selves with credit. The praises of general
ofTlcers of the I'nlted States army follows
them on their return from the field,
whether of actual or Imitation warfare.
Omaha's share in this Is not small: the
three companies of Infantry here being
among the most efficient of the organ
isation, and that means that they take
high rank In the National Guard of the
United Stales. It Is not so very many
years since the Thurston Rifles held one
emblem of -the national championship, won
in Lives of Noted People
how he acquired his ability as a speikcrr.
"When I was a young man," lie said. "I
went down from Troy to New England to
make my fortune. I soon found that for
tune was not running arter me and when
my funds ran low I took the only Job In
sight, that of agent for a sewing machine.
I traveled through the country districts
selling machines and In that way built up
whatever eloquence I possess. You have no
Idea how hard It was to sell a machine
in the backwoods In those days. Some of
the farmers thought they were Inventions
of the devil, ' while others regarded them
as a swindling device. Holding a conven
tion spell-bound la a cinch compared to
the difficulty I had in convincing a farmer
that a sewing machine Is a good thing."
Senator Keb Vance of North Caro.ina.
a famous raconteu:, told Senator Sherman
and myself of his having recently pur
chased a yoke of oxen to be used In clear
ing his mountain farm, from which he had
Just come, relates Senator Vent In the
Saturday Evening Post. "I had some dif-"
Acuity," said Vance, "In ending a pair of
oxen that suited me, but finally succeeded
in ran-chasing tw oxen exactly matched
and thoroughly broken. After paying for
them. I inquired of the seller what were
their names and he replied that the oxen
were full brothers and had been raised by
him. The on ox,' he said. "I named Pete
and have never named his brother, be
cause he -does exactly what Is done by
Pete, and when I sneak to Pete they move
together.' When I found this to be the
case," said Vauee, -I named the name
less ox myself and now call them Pet
and Repeat." Senator Sherman looked at
Vance and said: "Vance, yon nave made
a mistake. These names are too much
alike and the oxen will be confused by the
similarity of sound."
Daniel lroy Dresser, whose testimony
In the Shipbuilding company'a case at New
York has attracted much attention, was
the organiser, president and managing
anything for them. The other day, how
ever, his physician told him that If be did
not take something for them he would
As one of the very few occasions when
the wit of R-jfus Choate was foiled, an In
cident Is recalled when that brilliant law
yer was examining one Dick Barton,, chief
mate of the ahip Challenge, relate 8uc
cena, Choate had croaa-exa rained him for
over an hour, hurling questions with the
peed of a rapid-a re gun.
"Was there a snooa that night?"
"Did you see it?"
"Then how did you know there was a
"The Nautical Almanac said so, and 111
believe that sooner than any lawyer In the
"Be civil, sir. And now tell me In what
latitude and longitude you crossed the
"Ah, you are Joking."
"No, sir, I'm in earnest and I desire an
"That's more than I can give."
"Indeed! You a chief mats and unable
to answer so simple a qneetlon!"
"Yes, the simplest question I ever was
asked. I thought even a fool of a lawyer
knew there's no latitude at the equator."
Colonel Henry Watterson, the editor, be
lieves In good English, and not only writes
it himself, but tries to get his young men
to write it also, relates the Saturday Even
A bright young fellow who went to re
port a national convention with Colonel
Watierson turned In an article one ulgbt
that was loosely wrlteu and somewhat
November 1, 1903.
in competitive drill, and the Omaha Guards
held another, probably the only Instance
In which two military companies In one
city held both national championships at
the same time. The third company, the
Millard Rifles, Is the youngest, but under
the efficient direction of Captain 8ue Is
fast following In the wake of Its older
comrades and is making great headway as
a military organization. Omaha Is always
willing to welcome home its soldiers from
crimp or battlefield, for the people know
they will come back with glory.
Sacred Heart academy students scatter .
throughout the central west, but they still
recall the days spent within the gentle
restraint of this institution of polite and
religious instruction and welcome the op
portunity that permits them to gather there
for a reunion. Such an occasion was
recently celebrated, a number of young
women and some who have taken on the
cares ond responsibilities of matrons, meet
ing for a day of reminiscent pleasure and
owner of too Narragansett Web company,
which haa lio failed, carrying with it a
large amount of Newport money. Mr.
Dresser's family ond connections are mil
lionaires many times over. Mrs. John
Nicholas Brown is Ms sister, nnd George
W. Vanderbilt Ills brother-in-law. He is
the grandson of one of the merchant
princes of New York, and mnde a brillUnt
marriage in his alliance with Mfcs burn
ham. A Junior officer on the flag-l,In com
manded by Admiral "Fighting Bob" Evans
writes to a friend, saying that the chapbiln
on one or two occasions tonic Kvans to task
because of the profanity In whkih the lat
ter so frequently indulge. The ndmlral
took these rebukes good-naturedly, but did
not seem to have profited greatly thereby.
One day the chaplain found him reading
the "Sermon on the Mount," ami made the
somewhat ungracious comment: "Glad to
see yon doing that, admiral. I hall tell
the men of it, to offset the oaths you ut
ter." "All light, chaplain," said the ad
miral, "and while you are about it, tell
them that my profanity is like your piety
only skiu deep."
The Roma Trlbuna recently related that,
contrary to report. Pope liu Old not on his
election as pope put his cardinal's cap on
Mgr. Merry del Val's head as a sign that
the monsigtior would soon be made a car
dinal. Instead, his holiness folded the cap
up and pat It In his pocket. When re
minded that lie had not followed the usual
custom in regard to the secretary of the
conclave, the pope, according to the Trl
buna. replied: "He will reeelve something
else before the purple." The new state
secretary h quite a young man for the
post. He Is about 41 years old, and Is the
son of Don Merry del Val, who was at
one time Spanish ambassador nt the court
of St. James. He speaks fluently, besides
English. French, Spanish and ItuBan; Is
well known as a preacher, and Is an 'ex
pert In ecclesiastical law. In 18S7 he was
appointed j.apal delegate to Canada.
The colonel read it . with portentous
frowns. "Here, here, young man," he said,
this will never do. You roust improve
"What can I do to Improve it, colonel?"
the young man asked.
"Read, sir, read; read books."
-Yea, colonel, but what books V
"Read Thackeray; start with 'Penden
nla.'" That night there was much excitement.
Important news developed. Colonel Wat
terson waited for his young man's report.
It came to be 11 o'clock at night and he
had not submitted a line. The colonel
started on a search and found the young
man In his room with his feet on a table,
smoking a cigar and reading a book.
"Here, sir, shouted the colonel, "what
are you doing? Where is your article?
You have written nothing that I ean find.
What are you doing here loafing in this
manner while the paper Is waiting for the
"Why. colonel," the young man replied
with pained surprise. "I am carrying oat
your orders. I am reading 'Pendennls' to
Improve my style."
George Ase attended recently a dinner
of theatrical people in Boston. The stage
folk sang songs and told stories, but Mr.
Ade. who Is very quiet and retiring, would
neither aing nor speak. He was, he sold,
no good at anything of that kind.
Finally, though, the calls for Mr. Ade
became too vehement. The young ir.aa
bad to yield Ho rose and ssM:
"I will tell you of an excellent trick kt
parlor magio. Ytu take a tumbler and
fill It two thirds full of filtered water.
Then you Insert In the water a lump of
ugar. aud a spoon, and you begin to stir.
In a few minutes the sugar will Vpooms
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