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    m-ct'inhor 28, ltXr2.
Tmu Illustrated Ben.
Pubilshed Weekly by The Bee Publishing
Company, Hee liulldlng, Omaha. Neb.
Price, 6c Ter Copy Per Tear, $
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fSrNR Hf the really Important bodies
I I which haH recently met In Ornnhi
vnn i nu missionary couicrencn
of dignitaries of the Presby
terian church, who gathered here
to consult In reference to the work of th"
church In the mission field, at homo and
abroad. While the matters under the con
trol of tho N'ebraHka synod were Riven
foremost attention, plans were also de
bated as to ways nnd means for forwarding
the undertakings of the church In other
directions. Nebraska Presbyterians are be
coming no important fnctor In the affairs
of the general body, as the loenl Interests
of the church are Increasing In all direc
tions each year. With the growth In mem
bership nnd the addition of new churches,
schools and the like, the added attention
from the governing body Is natural. Thus
the consultation of the workers over tho
mission matters wns of great interest to
tho members, nnd because, of their wide
diffusion In the slate, of Interest to tho
public as well.
Another body of missionaries In a large
oense which met In Omaha at the tamo
time was the Nebraska Real Estate Deal
era' association, made up of men actively
rngnged In the promotion of settlement of
Nebraska. This body Is not of great age,
but It has taken hold of the task, self-set,
& iui i.-n inrj nisiory or me news
I paper men of the national capital
nils a iiiiui so acccpiaoiy ami so
eomi lelely lilted the office of sec
retary to the president as has
Gem-go Bruce Curie lynu. I doubt very much
fif there ever was a man who figured In the
official history of Washington so constantly
under the gazo of the public, and whoso
duty It Is to meet so many men of national
reputation, officials nnd newspaper rorre
spondents, who wns so unlversully admired
for his sterling worth, his manly qualities
and his lovable disposition as Is the secre
tary to President Roosevelt.
Mr. Cortelyou Is a many-s'ded man. In
addition to splendid training In the schools
he has had outside training which pe
culiarly fits him for the close nnd confiden
tial position whlch he occupies. When
Orover Clevelund took Mr. Cortelyou from
tho Postofllee department, where he held a
position In the fourth assistant postmaster
general's office, .and placed him In the
White House as an assistant secretary, he
unconsciously picked cut one of tho few men
MILE Henry Drummond was call
ing on a friend on his lust visit
here, reports the New York
Times, he was Introduced to a
party of American girls.
very formal you are here when
Introduced," he said. "Now In
you are
England we always shake hands.
do you do here when you suy goodbye?"
"Oh, wo kiss," said tho youngest of th
party, a charming girl of 16.
"Ah, that's charming," responded l'rof.
Drummond; "suppose we say goodbye right
A tramp asked Chauncey Depew for a
quarter and. when he got It, begged to
know the giver's name. "Who may I say
was so kind-hearted?"
"Oh. never mind; that's all right."
He Insisted, and Depew finally raid. "Call
it Grover Cleveland and let it go at that."
As ho was going away the senator asked
his name in turn. But the tramp hesi
tated. "Oh. I beg you to let me know whom I
have had the pleasure of meeting lu this
happy way."
"Oh, well, call it Mr. Depew and let It
go at that."
Depew funned himself and let It go.
Theatrical people are like ministers In at
least one respect. Mi st cf them have a big
stock of stories to tell. Apropos is this
from the Philadelphia Record: "Several
theatrical people over a mldn'ght ruppcr
were talking about effective photcgraphs,
and after all the rest had aired their views
It was up to Malcolm Williams 'Last
summer, while I was playing an engage
ment In Providence." he said, 'we put on
"Romeo and Juliet." and I bad time photos
taken In the Romeo costume, oue of which
I sent home. I have a gnat almlrer in
my little sister Gladys, aged , and when
Gladys saw the photograph she quite went
Into raptures, according to the letters I
received from home. In fact, she wrote
tue one herself, or rather she prlnud it
which was a gem In Its way. "Dear Mall",'
she wrote, "It was a beautiful picture of
with a vigor that promises results. Sing
ing tho praise of one's own wares la not
a dimcuK undertaking at any time, and
If the wares have tho ndmitted merits of
Nebrnska real cHtate, tho task Is made a
pleasure. In pushing their own business
along legitimate lines the real estate men
are pushing the Interests of the people, for
It la Impossible for the real estate broker
to prosper unless tho whole state Is pros
pering ns well. That tho business has ad
vanced beyond the methods of the mere
boomer Is proven by the character of the
convention and tho breadth and nature of
the discussions and tho quality of the pa
pers read at the sessions.
Addlsen C. Harris and Miss Mary Lucy
Lewis were united In marriage at the homo
Bruce Cortelyou, Seretary to
In this world especially fitted for the trying,
exacting duties of a secretary to a president.
It seems to me that George B. Cortelyou
was designed for the position he now occu
pies., and I believe thnt every newspaper
man at the national capital will Join me In
this statement. The duties of the position
of secretary to the president have been
Rreatly enlarged since the days when Cul
ver C. SnlfTon was secretary to General
Grant nnd Daniel 8. Umnnt filled a like
position to President Clevelund. The office
today Is much more Influential than It ever
was, and George B. Cortelyou has made it
so by reason of his splendid ability, his
diplomacy and his suavity. I'nder the most
trying circumstances Mr. Cortelyou pre
serves an evenness of temper that Is the
mnrvel of those about him. He never loses
his head, he never gets "rattled," he never
says or does the wrong thing. Always a
gentleman, because he wus born such, he Is
forever courteous, kind and obliging, but
with an unswerving loyalty to his chief.
For ten years I have known Mr. Cortelyou
personally. I have seen him grow, I have
Gleanings From the Story
you, but I think It would have been lots
nicer If you had your pants on." ' "
Street Cleaning Commissioner Paul Igle
hart came back to the city hall this week
from a gunning trip in Anne Arundel
c unty. relates the Baltimore Sun, and
brought with him a supply of new stories
told in the historic obi South River club.
The cue thut particularly took Mr. Igle
hurt's fancy was thut of the Irish servant
girl who one day asked her mistress what
was the meaning of the word "kismet."
After thinking a little while, the mistress
"Why. Bridget. It Is another name for
A day or so afterward the mistress dis
covered Bridget hobbling down the stairs,
evidently In great pain and walking very
"Why. what on earth Is the matter with
you?" she asked.
"Oh. sure, ma'am." was the rep'y. "I've
got bunions on my kismet."
"Between presidential terms," said Sen
ator Depew, "President Cleveland wen'
hunting In tho Adirondack forests one time.
He took along Chick Bruce for a guide.
Chick Is one ef the best guides In the
mountains. They were waiting for a shot
at tt deer. Mr. Cleveland sat on a log
with the muzzle of his gun resting against
his heart.
Chick saw where the gun iw and fairly
yelled: "Here, you blanxd old fiol. in
that gun loaded?"
"I guess It Is," Mr. Cleveland replied
Chick grabbed the guu and found It at
full cock. Then he turned indignantly to
Mr. Cleveland and said: "Suppose that gun
had gene off and yeu had i.illed yourself,
what do you think would have happened to
me? Durn you, don't ou know I'm a re
publican?" j
They were talking about Colonel Thomas
P. Ochiltree at the Waldorf-Astoria, re
lutes the New York Tribune. There were
throe men in the party, and the news had
of the bride in Adams county. III., Decem
ber lfi, isr,2. They came to Nebraska In
the fall of 1872, Mr. Harris having been
engaged In farming, which he continued on
coming to this state, buying a farm In Cass
county, which he occupied up till March,
18113, when his advanced years caused him
to retire from active work. Fourteen chil
dren were born to Mr. and Mrs. Harris, of
whom ten remain Veral D., Orvllle P. of
Ashland, Slater of Pueblo, Colo., and R. Q.
Harris of Omaha, and Meedames Asa Crane
of Lincoln. John Fltz Roberta of South
Omaha. Misses Ada of Lincoln, Rose of
South Omaha and Daisy and Mania of Ash
land. A number of presents were received
by Mr. and Mrs. Harris and nil their friends
extended hearty congratulations upon their
fifty years of married life.
The Nebraska duck hunters never en
Joyed a more fruitful sason than the one
watched his progress, and I do not know of
any man in the limelight of publicity who
has deserved more the things which have
come to him than George Cortelyou.
Mr. Cortelyou was born In the city of
New York, July 2fi 18B2, and is therefore
40 years of age. He Is descended from
one of the most conspicuous revolutionary
nnd colonial families nnd his father and
grandfather were prominent figures In the
business and social circles of New York
In their day. The names of George Bruce
and Peter Crollus Cortelyou are Intimately
associated with the typefoundlng industry
In this country nnd for nearly half a cen
tury they conducted ns partners the lead
ing type house In the world. Among tho
friends and associates of Secretary Cor
telyouls grandfather were Horace Greeley,
Henry J. Raymond. Hugh Hastings, Thur
low Weed and others of the Brooklyn
coterie of Journalists and politicians, and
the open-handed hospitality of Peter C.
Cortelyou, sr.. In his beautiful home on
tho heights In Brooklyn and at his summer
residence on Staten Island made him one
Just come in that their former comrade
had died at Hot Springs, Va. Just then
a tall man, thin-faerd and smooth shaven,
with long hair combed back, of his ears
and his baldness hidden by a slouch hat,
Joined the circle, and handed to the mem
bers of the group nearest him a paper with
the corner of the page turned down.
"See .hit?" said the tall man, a he
pointed to an article headed, "Colonel
Thomas P. Ochiltree dead. Heart trouble
cause of death. Statesman, Journalist, pro
moter and humorist. His long career in
the public eye. Well known In Texas, New
York and Europe."
The others simply glanced at the paper.
They hud heard the news.
"Well," said the tall man, "the world
will laugh less for having lost 'Tom.' That's
what I've always called him."
"He used to tell some wonderful stories,"
remarked a small man, who looked as if
ho had not yet got his growth. "He could
always go you one better. I remember one
time how he upset Lord Lonsdale, when
that Englishman was entertained here on
his way home from an expedi I n t;
Alaska. His lordship was regrrded by
some of his admirers as a wonderful ex
plorer. He was quite a lion. I remember
in particular a dinner which was given in
his hener by Hermann Oelrichs.
"Well, Ird Ixinsdule told many thrill
ing stories, ami an audible 'eh!' went
around the table when he finished telling
of a petrified forest in Africa. In which he
found a number of petrified lions and ele
phants. As the Englishman lapsed into si
lence and the applause sank to an echo,
all looked to Colonel Ochiltree to defend
his nationality and beat this petrified liou
" 'Texas,' said the colonel, after a pause,
has Its petrified forests, but al' hough
they contalo no petrified lions they ar-
remurkuble for having petrified birds fly
ing over them."
" 'Nonsense!' raid Lord Lonsdale; 'that
Is Impossible. Such a phenomenon Is con
trary to the laws of gravitation.'
" 'Ah. that's easily explained.' responded
Colonel Ochiltree, quickly. "The laws of
Just ended. That the provision of the law
which limit 8 the dally number of birds to
a gun to fifty and the total number that
one man may have In his possession at one
time to fifty is wise Is again shown by ths
picture published this week of a party of
Beatrice men taken as they ware return
ing from a hunt on the Blue. Not that
these men are game hogs, for they are not,
but only sportsmen who cheerfully comply
with tho law; In fact one of them writes to
The Bee that the party had to loaf In order
not to exceed the limit, so good was
the shooting they found. It Is only another
evidence of the fecundity of Nebraska's
waters as well a the soil of the state.
Iowa maintains a state agricultural de
partment as a part of the state govern
ment and annually delegates from the
county and local fair associations and from
counties and from county farmers' insti
tues meet nt the capltol and select a board
to manage the state fair and publish a
"Year Book" of valuable informal len for
agriculturists. This year the board met
and elected Hon. W. W. Morrow of Aftou
President Roosevelt
of the most popular and best beloved men
In tho community.
George B. Cortelyou's home training and
associations were of the best and after
attending public and private schools he
graduated from the Hempstead Institute In
1879, and at the age of 16 entered the
State Normal school at West field, Mass.
Completing an advanced course in study
there, he was graduated with honor nt
lf, having prepared for Harvard university.
Instead, however, of taking up the Harva-d
course, as he fully intended, he entered the
New England Conservatory of Music nt
Boston, where he pursued several courses
of study and tutoring in English literature
classes of teachers from the Cambridge
High school. While in Boston he became
a private pupil of the late Dr. Louis Maas
formerly conductor of the Philharmonic
society of that city.
During his musical studies Mr. Cortel
you took up phonography and became one
of the best phonographers In the country
He came to Washington In lS'.H as private
secretary to the fourth assistant post-
Tellers' Pack
gravitation down there are petrified, too.' "
"Well," remarked Congressman Morse of
Kentucky, quoted by the Philad. lphla
Press, "you fellows have told a bunch of
mighty stale stories and perpetrated a pun
as an atrocious climax. I think I can tell
one that will break up this party. It is
suggested by my friend's reference to mint
Julep. I suppose none of you ever heard
the story of the origin of the mint Julep?"
There was a stampede from the cloak
room. Everybody went save Brandegee
the new member from Connecticut, elected
to fill vacancy. To him this story was told-
"In the early days In Kentucky a stranger
stopped over night with a distiller, who
had some fine liquor and a very notable
spring of water. Growing about the spring
was a quantity of mint. The stranger mixed
the mint with the liquor, spring water and
some sugar, and he and the distiller got far
into the night repeating the dose.
"Next spring the stranger passed that
way again; a woman came to the door
'Where's the old man?' the visitor asked
" 'Dead.' replied the woman
" 'Dead?'
"Yep; a fellow came along here last
spring and taught him to put grass in his
licker and it finally killed him." "
Among the many stump speakers who in
vaded the middle west during the first
McKinlcy campaign, says the Philadelphia
Ledger, was Corporal Tanner, the w,H
known pension attorney. At one small
town lliinols he was suddenly taken il
and the physician who had been snmnn ned
directed, among other things. ,hat he soak
his feet in hot water.
"I don't think that would do any g0u,i
raid the corporal with a serious air
feenng' nt?" dr,r ,!h so'
t.ue'r'l" d0v.Wn a hU ar,ifll',a' ""I
tutes, the other replied: t
burl" X ' b'h kh( t " 'D 63 at Ge"a-
Impervious to criticism, though by no
means oblivious of it, relate the New York
as president of the department, an honor
richly deserved by him. He owns a mag
nificent farm in Union county, which he
has personally farmed for many years and
in which he takes the keenest delight. At
the same time he is a man of culture and
broad views and is conspicuous In state
affairs in many ways. The board re-elected
unanimously as secretary John C. Simp
son of Knoxvllle, who was last year elected
to that place. The fact that he was vir
tually manager of the most succes-tful fair
the state has ever had was sufficient war
rant for his re-election again.
One of the features of the Elks' trip to
Salt Lake City last summer was the mount
ing by a Jolly party of Colonel J. J. Dickey,
the well known Omaha district superin
tendent of the Western Union Telegraph
company, on a passing water cart, and
keeping him there while a photographer
took a picture of the party in all sorts of
attitudes supposed to Indicate abject grl"f
and Inconsolable sorrow at the defection of
a convivial companion. It Is a well known
fact that a water cart has no terror for
Colonel Dickey.
master general. Mr. Cortelyou's record In
the Postofllee department, known to Gen
eral Maxwell and Postmaster General Blr,
sell, came to the notice of President Cleve
land, and when Executive Clerk O'Brien
resigned to assume charge of the Wash
ington bureau of tho Boston Transcript Mr.
Cortelyou was transferred to the executive
mansion and was appointed stenogrnpher to
the president November, 18!)3, and three
months later was promoted to the position
of executive clerk to the president.
It may be Justly said that within the
administration of President McKlnley the
importance of the office of secretary to the
president grew to the dignity of a cabinet
position, and in many essential particulars
it is so regarded today. There Is no man
in public life today who so Intimately en
Joys the confidence of President Roosevelt
as does Secretary Cortelyou, and should
tho bill creating a Department of Commerce
become a law there is no man would so
ably fill the position of secretary to the
new department as George Bruce Cortelyou.
Times, Thomas B. ReeL according to his
Intimates, hardly relished tho title of
czar" so generally conferred upon him
in the days when as speaker he ruled a frac
tious minority In the lower house of con
gress. "'It is an epithet, not a sobriquet.' ho
once remarked to me," said a friend of the
ex-speaker the other day; "but I remember
title CCaSl0n When he reaIly enjoyed the
"We were walking along Pennsylvania
avenue one day, when a newspaper wagon
dashed up to the curb near us, and the
driver called to several newsboys:
'Here yare. boys, new extra. Bomb
thrown at the czar!'
, " 'w' K'an.' replied one of the urchins.
That , a fake. Here's the czar comln"
up the street.'
"Mr. Reed shook with convulsive appro,
elation of the newsboy's idea that there
was only one czar-a certain ponderous
man from Maine."
The friends of a w'ell known West Side
rZT T,VUle,Iy lauh'nR 0Ver the pat
k . h She made t0 the butcher the
day before Thanksgiving apropos of the fes
tUe turkey, relates the Cleveland Leader.
fh. . n' ,he moat markpt Pt'-k out
he b,r(1 for ,he TnankssjvnK dinnpr anJ
there found a number of her neighbors,
a 1 on (he same errand bent. Conversation
turned upon the high prices asked for tur
Kes this year, and the butcher, as he
aressed a bird for one of his customers, re-
w . k a8UaIly that 11 W89 '"""ly thlnr
that the turkey, didn't have any galls this
"It is easy to account for that." said the
LTfw," "n'S ,he bu,phers who have the
gall this year, asking such exorbitant prices
for turkeys."
The butcher's loquacity received a sudden
neck, and when the woman went to the
desk to pay for her turkey the cashier,
no is the butcher's wife, turned upon her
a cold and haughty shoulder, refusing even
'o look upon her. Since then this woman
nas teen persona non grata at the butcher