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TJEW SOCIAL LEADERS
Gossip About the Ladies Wlio Are to
Preside in the White House.
HOW HARRISON WON HIS BRIDE.
Bussell Harrison's Wife and Secretary
Balford's Interesting Family.
HES. 210RT0N AND HER DAUGHTERS
The shift ins: scenes in the national drama
of executive session brings to the front new
characters in the administration of public
affairs and in the social regime of the place
of supreme rank. In American politico
Eocial as in politico-administrative con
cerns it is the aphorism of the effete institu
tions of divine-right doctrines repeated -with
a feminine application, ''The Queen is dead,
long live the Queen. In the drawing rooms
of the Executive Mansion, while words of
regret and farewell have been said to the
retiring first lady, in the psrlors of the
President-elect salutations and welcome
have greeted the new first lady of the Ee
pnblic The career of the former has been
phenomenal in the rewards ot public ap
plause. She had youthful beauty, amia
bility of spirit, and an unusual aptitude for
the duties and exigencies of social leader
ship. The latter will have that splendor of
matured loveliness of person, character and
works which is the culmination of matronly
influence and worth.
Mrs. Cleveland exemplified the marvelous
range of capability of the American girl.
Mrs. Harrison will illustrate the wonderful
force and development of the American
woman. Mrs. Cleveland entered the Ex
ecutive Mansion as a bride, fresh from the
gayetiesof her girlhood and maiden life.
The pleasurable experiences of college days,
entre into society and European travel were
still new. Prom the walks of a young lady
in ordinary society, she entered the highest
sphere of social preferment, and played her
part with brilliant success. Mrs. Harrison
takes her place in the Executive Man-
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Carrie Scott Harrison.
'sjon after a life of domestic experience.early
cares, and subsequent sucoesses. The story
of the life of Frances Folsom Cleveland, as
first lady of the land, has been written in
her career imperishably in the social history
of administrations. Mrs. Harrison follows
in the line of social leadership and pre
eminence with her career before her.
THE FIRST LADY.
About S3 years ago the household of Rev.
John Witherspoon Scott, a Presbyterian
divine, President of Oxford, O., Female
College, was made happy by the birth of a
daughter. At that time Andrew Jackson
Bwaved the destinies of the country, and
Emily Donelson, wife of his private secre
tary, and Sarah Yorke Jackson, wife of
nis' foster-son divided the honors of the
social administration of the Executive Man
sion. The infant daughter of the reverend pro
fessor received the name Carrie. Da Scott
belonged to an old Pennsylvania family, his
birth occurring in Bucks county, that State,
in the first year of the century. When he
was a youth in Philadelphia he met a
young lady named Mary Xeal. The young
people became much attached to each other,
but circumstance intervened to sepirate
them. The yountt lady's father was a bank
cashier in Philadelphia. About the time
she was entering the most interesting age of
maiden life he removed to "Washington, Pa.,
taking his family with him, to ionnd and
manage a bank in the interests of Eastern
Mrs. RvsseU Harrison.
About the same time Mr. Scott, having
completed his educational and theological
studies, came to Washington, Pa., as an in
structor in the old Washington College be
fore it was united with its rival, Jefferson.
The old acquaintances were renewed, and
roon after Mary Keal, the bans cashier's
daughter, became the wife of John "W.
Scott, the professor. Some 40 miles in a
northwesterly direction from Cincinnati,
O., is the rural town of Oxford. As early
as 1836 it was made the seat .of Miami Uni
versity, founded under the patronage ot the
State. These important educational inter
ests subsequently led to the establishment
of the Oxford Female College and the
Western Female Seminary. Of the former
Eev. John W. Scott had become President.
lUUmiSON AS A LOVEK.
There was a student at Oxford at this
time bv the name of Benjamin Harrison.
He had parsed from Farmer's College into
the Miami University, and graduated at
the age of 18 years, a tribute in itself to his
industry and mental capabilities. The
young stndent, in the midst of his pnrsuit
of learning, found himself overtaken by
love. The daughter of the worthy man of
God and erudition was the object of his af
fection. John Scott Harrison, the father of
the student, was too warm-hearted and lib
eral to lay by much of earth's stores or even
to take a selish care of what he received
by inheritance. The patrimonial estate
had diminished in acres and the family
exchequer in cash nnder his management,
which left Benjamin to make his own way,
with a good education as his capital and the
'world as his field tor investment. It was a
trying situation into which to be driven by
implacable' fate, to sever the tender ties
-which held him at Oxford for the unemo
tional experiences of a stndent at law in the
firm of Bellamy Stover and Abram Gwynn,
of Cincinnati. The very name has a mnsti
rtess about it which savored of much law
and learning. He finished his toilsome
journey up the rugged highway of jurispru
dence, and the first thing thereafter, like a
aensible young man, wended his way back
On October 20, 1853, he there made Miss
Carrie Scott his bride. The prospects in
life'forthe young couple were not bright, as
the world goes, but the young people were
.fall of hope. Their unitecLfortunes in love
'made them contented, and with happy I
lEir' j? t3
hearts and willing hands they crossed the
threshold of life's duties together.
EARLY WEDDED LIFE.
The cash capital at the command of Ben
jamin Harrison when he began married life
and the practice of his profession was SS00,
an advance on a lot in Cincinnati inherited
through his aunt, who married'JamcsFin
lav, a soldier in the War of 1S12. Mr. and
Mrs. Harrison began their domestic re
sponsibilities in rooms in an Indianapolis
boarding house. In thesummerof 1854 Mrs.
Harrison paid a visit to her parents at the
old home at Oxford, and there, on August
12, Bussell Harrison, their eldest child, was
born. After this event in the family circle,
the young mother having returned in the
autumn to Indianapolis, the proud husband
rented a small house, and began life in
earnest, his faithful and industrious wife
doing her own housework, in a cottage of
three rooms. The steady gains in lame,
practice, and pecuniary rewards in two
years found Mrs. Harrison presiding over a
a larger and more pretentious house. Here
their second and last child, Mary Scott
Harrison, was born.
In 1S81 General Harrison entered the Sen
ate of the United States, and Mrs. Harrison
became a member ot that distinguished cir-
Jlfary Scott Harrison McKee.
cle, the wives of the Senators. In her
Washington residence of six years Mrs.
Harrison extended her sphere of usefulness.
Her name was associated with noble chari
ties and church work. The' Garfield Hos
pital owes its present success in a large de
gree to her active interest as one of its first
In appearance Mrs. Harrison is a type of
matronly beauty. In figure she shows the
generosity of nature in a well-rounded form
and in mind nature's equal beneficence, ex
panded by training in the acquirements of
a liberal education, drawn from the broad
est opportunities. A lavish growth of hair,
silvered with the threads of little over a
half century of life, aud floating in curlyx
waves over a weii-snapea neaa ana ending
in a graceful coil, her regular features and
dark, expressive eyes form a picture of
ripened womanhood. She has a voice soft
ened by the instincts ot a gentle nature, and
a gift'of conversation which, while ani
mated, is still thoughtful. ...
The tastes of Mrs. Harrison lie in the di
rection of art. Her works in water colors
are the evidences of her gilts and applica
tion to her favorite recreation.
American womanhood may feel honored
that it will have at the head of the domestic
and social environments ot the new execu
tive household one so fair and gifted as Mrs.
During a portion of the Senatorial term
of Benjamin Harrison, Alvin Saunders oc
cupied a seat in the same body as a Senator
from -Nebraska. Each Senator had a daugh
ter, both were named Mary, both were great
favorites in Washington society, and were
particularly fond of each other. This sis-
Mrs. Mary Frances Halford.
terly affection was brought within the periph
ery of the family circle by the marriage
of Bussell Harrison to the daughter of Al
vin Saunders. -
MRS. BUSSELL HARRISON.
Her father, a descendant of a Virginia
family of Kentucky pioneers, where he was
born, went to Iowa in 1836, was a member
of the Constitutional Convention upon the
admission of that State into the Union in
1815; was President Lincoln's Governor of
Nebraska from 1861 until it joined the sis
terhood of States in 1867, and was a Senator
of the United States 1S87-83. Her mother
was Marthena, daughter of Theodore Bar
low, of Green county, Indiana originally
from Virginia and prominent in the early
development of the Western Territory.
The marriage of Mary Saunders to Bus
sell Harrison took place in Washington in
January, 1885. The young couple Temoved
to Helena, Mont., where Bussell Harrison
and Charles L. Saunders, his brother-in-law,
engaged in bnsiness. Mr. Harrison,
who is largely identified with journalism
and the stock raising and agricultural in
terests of Montana, is very popular among
the people of that embryo State, and it is
said that there is a great probability of his
appearance in the affairs of the new Com
monwealth. His wif, with her year-old in
fant, Marthena, will spend some time at the
It was also during the residence of Gen
eral and Mrs. Harrison at Washington that
their daughter Mary became the wife of
James Bnbert McKee, a young merchant of
Indianapolis. Miss Mamie Harrison was
well known in Washington in p. select circle
of young ladies, and her return will form a
pleasant opportunity for the younger wives
and daughters to enjoy the social entertain
ments of the Executive Mansion. Her two
young children,Benjamin Harrison, 2 years
old, and Mary Harrison McKee, a few
months old, will add to the domestic
pleasures of the home of the President.
THE SECRETARY'S FAMILY.
The official household of the President,
represented by his private secretary, Elijah
W. Halford, will also have an interest in
the social lite at the Executive Mansion.
Mrs. Halford, although somewhat of an in
valid on account of tendency to bronchitis,
isalady of pleasant manners and striking
appearance. She was Mary Frances Arm
strong, daughter of George W. Armstrong,
a merchant of Winthrop, Me., ten miles
west of Augusta, where she was born. Her
girlhood was pissed at that picturesque
post hamlet on the shore of Cobbosseecoute
waters, with its chain of lakelets and riv
ers, tributary of the Kennebec river. Miss
Armstrong was educated at Keorts Hill
College, Maine. After her graduation and
brief experience in society she was married
at Indianapolis, May 1, 1866, to Elijah W.
Haltord, a young and rising journalist.
Their only child, Jannette Halford, is not
yet in society,, but being well advanced to
ward the end of her teens, she will made her
debut during the first social season of the
Mrs. Halford, on account of her health,
passed the winter in Florida with her
It may be said as an historic fact that for
the first time in the history of the Govern
ment the social surroundings of the Vice
President of jthe United States, the consti
tutional heir presumptive to the presidency,
will be of a character commensurate with
the dignity of the chief place in the legisla
tive arm of the Government and the second
post of national election.
Hiss Jannette Halford.
Mrs. Anna Livingston Morton, on her
mother's side, comes by descent from a fam
ily of colonial and Bevolutionary distinc
tion. In the affairs of those historic times
her ancestors were conspicuous in public
concerns. One of her branch of that family
was Chancellor Livingston, who adminis
tered the oath of office to George Washing
ton, first President of the United States,
just 100 years ago on the coming 30th of
MRS. LEVI P. MORTON.
The first 'wife of Vice President Morton
was Lucy Kimball.daughter of Elijah Kim
ball, a prominent citizen ot Flatlands, L. L
They were married in 1854, the year of the
Fremont campaign. She died in 1871, leav
ing no children.
The present Mrs. Morton, married in 1873,
is a daughter of the late Wm. T. Street, of
Poughkeepsie, 2J. Y., well known during a
long life for his public snint. She is a
sister of Wm. A. Street, a prominent law
yer of ISew York City, and niece of Alfred
B. Street,'the Albany- poet
Miss Street in her maiden days was one of
the most beautiful women in her native city
and was greatly admired for her grace and
accomplishments. In her matured woman
hood, and the mother of five beautiful chil
dren, she still holds the charms of her
younger days in features, form and man
ners. She grew up under the most favorable
influences of family and surroundings, and
as the wite of Levi P. Morton has shown
her skiH as a social leader in the polite
hospitalities of her rifth avenue home in
Uew York, her seaside cottage, "Fair
Lawn," at Newport; and her mountain re
treat at Ellerslie, in the historic vicinity of
Bhinecliff and Kingston, where the State of
New York had its political birth. She has
been a leader in the Congressional circles at
Washington and in the sphere of diplo
matic hospitalities near the court of
the French Bepublic In her
domestic surroundings Mrs. Morton is not
only happiest, but her own little casket
ot household gems gives her the greatest
pride aud satisfaction. Edith, her eldest
daughter, is a tall, willowy blonde of ex
pressive beauty, just entering her fifteenth
year. Lena, who has just entered her teens,
bears a strong resemblance to Tier mother.
Helen, who is 12, is a striking type of
childhood attractions. Alice, who is also a
blonde, is 9, and Mary, the youngest of the
family, who is another competitor for the
honor of family charms, is 7. The only son,
Lewis Parsons, who would have been 11
years of age had he lived, died while his
parents were in London.
Mrs. Morton is a very striking blonde
with blue eyes of deep expression. 'She is
the type of queenllness of figure, and in her
movements exhibits all the grace of a dis
tinguished lineage and cultivation incident
to careful training. - ..
Sketches of the Men Presumably Chosen to Assist the
President in Steering the Ship of State.
Although President Harrison has not yet
officially announced the -names of the
gentlemen whom' he has invited to take
Cabinet positions it is well understood that
the offices are to be distributed as iouows:
Secretary ot State, James G. Blaine, of
Secretary of the Treasury, William Wlndom,
Secretary of War.Bedfleld Proctor, of Ver
mont. Secretary of the Navy, Benjamin F. Tracy, of
New York. '
Postmaster General, John Wanamaker, of
Secretary of the Interior, John W. Noble, of
Attorney General, W. H. H. Miller, of Indi
ana. Department of Agriculture, Jeremiah M.
Rusk, of Wisconsin.
Portraits and biographical sketches of the
members of the new Cabinet follow:
The Blncnetic Malne.aian Who ! to be Sec
retary of Stnto.
James G. Blaine was born in West
Brownsville, Pa , January 31,- 1830. The
Blaine family distinguished itself in the
Bevolution, and Colonel EpKraim Blaine,
the grandfather of the subject of this
sketch, was an officer of the Pennsylvania
line, as well as Commissary General of the
Northern department. The family had been
well to do, but at the time of James' birth
was neither rich nor poor. The boy
attended Washington College, entering
it in 1843, and although not a
sedulous student, ranked well in his
James O. Blaine.
studies, but most of all he was the idol of
his school-fellows, jnst as he is of his parti
sans to-day. A few months after gradua
tion he went to Kentucky and taught school
at the Western Military Institute at Bene
Lick Springs. While in Kentuoky he
wooed and won his present wife, then Miss
Harriet Stanwood, a native of Maine, who
was being educated at Millersburg, Ky.
Beturning with his young wife to Pennsyl
vania, he studied law, but was forced by
necessity to take a position as tutor in the
Pennsylvania Institute for the Instruction
of the Blind. Here he remained from 1852
to 1854, when he went to Maine to assume
editorial charge of the Kennebec Journal.
The moribund condition of the old Whig
party and the rapid growth of the Bepubli
can organization gave him an opportunity
that he made the most of.
He was elected to the State Legislature
in 1858, and in 1860 gave up his position as
journalist. He served for fonr years in the
Legislature, and during his last term was
Speaker. In 1862 he was sent to Congress
as Bepresentative. He soon became a pro
ficient parliamentarian. He was re-elected
to each succeeding Congress until 1876,
when he was made Senator to succeed Lot
M. Morrill. In 1869 he was made Speaker
of the House, and held the position for six
years, when the mutations of politics placed
his party in the minority. As- Speaker he
enjoyed almost unbounded popularity.
When the Maine Legislature met it made
him Senator for the term ending in 1883.
He, however, did not serve his full term,
for in 1880 he accented the position of Sec
retary of State under Garfield. After the
latter's death he sent in his resignation to
President Arthur. Ever since 1876 Mr.
Blaine has been a prominent candidate for
the Presidency. He was placed in nomina
tion at the Cincinnati convention and also
at the Chicago convention of 1880, and both
times was among the leading candidates.
In 1884 Judge West, the blind orator,
nominated Mr. Blaine amidst the scene of
the,wildest enthusiasm. The fourth ballot
resulted in 541 votes for the Maine man; on
motion, of Congressman Burleigh the nomi
nation was made unanimous. The inci
dents of the campaign of 1884. are still too
recent to need recapitulation. The meager
majority by which Blaine lost New York
and the election, the enormous majorities
in Pennsylvania, Colorado and other States,
attested ,the popularity of the candidate,
and urge his supporters in demanding that
he again become a candidate for nomination.
The Statesman Called to Take Charge of
i the Treasury Portfolio.
William Wlndom, who will be the next
Secretary of the Treasury, was born in Bel
mont county, Ohio, on May 10, 1827, of
Quaker parents. When he had completed
his education, he studied law and was ad
mitted to the bar in Mount Vernon, in 1853.
Two years later he emigrated to Winona,
Minn., where he practiced law until 1859,
when he was elected to Congress, being re-
elected for four succeeding terms. In 1871
he was elected to the United States Senate
and re-elected in 1877." He left this body to
enter President Garfield's administration as
Secretary of the Treasury, butreslgned after
General Arthur's accession. He made an
excellent Secretary, having both wisdom
and courage in his successful efforts to re
fund the high interest-bearing bonds at a
much lower rate. He was conspicuous for
the reliable conservatism, which is the
soundest principle in the world for a finan
cial.head of any Government.
In the memorable year 1883 Mr. Windora
was again a candidate for the Senate, and
was apparently the choicest the Republi
cans of the State, but he' was bitterly and
energeticallv opposed byM. H." Dunnell,
member of Congress from the first Minne
sota district In caucus Mr. Windom re
ceived 83 votes out of 84 necessary to a
choice. Dunnell fought him openly and
secretlv, and the deadlock continued for
some time. Finally a break was made and
Dwight M. Sabin was elected. After his
defeat for the Senate, Mr. Windom spent
most ol his time in New York with, his
family, but alwayB put in an appearance in
Minnesota before each general election.
Mr. Windom has been interested in some
railway schemes and is believed to be a
wealthy man. His former administration
of the Treasury was infinitely creditable and
most nseful to the country.
THE SECRETARY OP 17AB.
Ex-GoTernor Proctor, of Vermont, One of
the. Original Harrison Olen.
Bedfield Proctor,,whojias been tendered
the portfolio of the War Department, is a
native of Vermont: and was at one time
Governor of the State. Among the reasons
given for the recognition by the new Presi
dent of the Green Monntain State in Cabi
net councils are, first, the eminence of ex
Governor Proctor in his party, it being
stated that he virtually controls the party
in his own State, and, second, the fact that
he, as the Chairman of the Vermont delega
tion to the Chicago Convention, last year,
was head of the only delegation in the whole
body which voted solidly for Harrison, first,
last and all the time.
Ex-Govemor Proctor has all his life been
engaged in "trade," being in every sense a
self-made man, who has managed to get to
gether a respectable fortune in a State that
is not noted tor being burdened with wealth.
He lives at Proctor,a town founded by him,
and which is situated a few miles from But
land. He is in practical control of the
whole output of the Vermont marble quar
ries, and is one of the largest dealers in that
commodity in the United States.
At his home at Proctor he is a farmer on
a large scale, where he owns one of the
finest flocks of Winkley merino rams and
ewes in the world. Throughout the State
of Vermont Mr. Proctor is highly respected,
and has the reputation of being a "square
NEW YORK'S REPRESENTATIVE.
General Tracy, of Kins County, Who Is to
HaTe the Navy Portfolio.
General Benjamin F. Tracy, who will be
the new Secretary of the Navy, is about 59
years old. He was born in Owego, N. Y.,
and seenred his education in the common
school of his native town. After leaving
the Owego Academy he entered the law
office of Nathaniel W. Davis, where he re
mained engaged in the study of law until
1851, when he was admitted to the bar and
Benjamin F. Tracy.
soon made a mark in his profession. In
1853 he became the Bepubliean candidate
for District Attorney of Tioga county, and
though it was a Democratic stronghold he
was elected. Two years later he was again
elected to the same office.
He was elected to the Assembly in 1861
and a year later he recruited the-One Hun
dred and Ninth and One Hundred and
Thirth-seventh Begiments, and received his
commission as Colonel of the former regi
ment from Governor Morgan. In the battle
of the Wilderness, May 6, Colonel Tracy led
in the thick of the fight. He was carried
from the field exhausted, bnt refused to go
to a hospital, but led his command through
the three days' fight at Spotsylvania, when,
being completely broken down, he was
forced to turn over his command to his
junior officer. He subsequently was ten
dered and accepted the command of the One
Hnndred and Twenty-seventh United States
After the war General Tracy settled in
New York and resumed his practice of the
law as one of the firm of Benedict, Tracy &
Benedict. He was one of the counsel for
the defense in the celebrated Beecher trial.
In 1866 General Tracy was made United
States District Attorney for the Eastern dis
trict of New York, which position he held
untiK1873, when he was forced to resign be
cause of the growth of his private practice.
In 1881 he was appointed Judge of the
Court of Appeals and served one year.
General Tracy is a well known breeder, of
trotters and with his son owns the Marsh
land stud, at Apalachin, Tioga county, N.
Y., where he has as stallions Mambrino
Dudley, by Woodford Mambrino, record,
2.19: Cheltenham, by Oxmore, record,
2 28, and Bravado, by Kentuckv Wilkes.
General Tracy also owns Kentucky Wilkes,
by George Wilkes, record 2.21
JOHN WANAJIAKER.P. M. G.
Pennsylvania's Representative In President
John Wanamaker's career as a merchant
has been remarkably successful, and his
present leadership among Philadelphia's
business men is the resultof cast-iron nerve,
heroic energy and triumphant ability. Con
centration of purpose, springing from a na
ture inherently stable, and sustained by a
spirit worthily ambitions, has, achieved for
John Wanamaker the victory of renown
and the advantage of vast wealth. Mr.
Wanamaker is a self-made man, aud repre
sents the best type of American character.
He is to-day, in the drygoods trade, incom
parably the most influential merchant and
manufacturer of the City of Brotherly Love.
His fortune is variously reckoned, but all
the estimates make him many times a mill
ionaire. -His life reflects his religious convictions,
his conduct is governed by a profound sense
of morhl obligation, and, his character is
VICE PRESIDENT MORTON.
above reproach. In spite of the "vast busi
ness interests which cl ;m so much of his
time and attention, Mr. Wanamaker never
becomes so absorbed in such matters as to
be indifferent to the privileges and delights
of his home life. He is a thoroughly do
'rnestic man, and in the compinionship of
his family he finds his com pie test satisfac
tion and most restful delight. The portrait
at the head of this sketch gives an excellent
representation of its subject, whose features
indicate great mental strength, executive
ability and force, and a straightforward dis
position. Mr. Wanamaker is noted for his
courtly manners, which are those of a pol
ished gentleman of the old school. As a
politician he is moderate in his viewy
though he is a stanch Bepubliean. Mr.
Wanamaker is a native of Philadelphia and
takes an active interest in all matters per
taining to the trade and commerce of his
ANOTHER OHIO MAN..
General John W. Noble, Who Becomes
Secretary of the Interior.
John Willock Noble was born in Lan
caster City, O., October 26, 1831, and was
the yonngest bnt one of nine children. His
early days were spent in Columbus and Cin
cinnati, where he received agood education;
he afterward attended Miami University
and Yale College, graduating from this in
stitution in 1851. He then studied law in
the office of Henry Stanberry, who later on
was Attorney General for the United States
under President Johnson. Mr. Noble com
menced to practice in St. Louis in 1855, but
removed in the following year to Keokuk,
where he soon won a good name at the bar.
At thebreaking out of the war he enlisted
as a private in the Third Iowa Cavalry
Begiment. This regiment was engaged
during the whole war, participating
John W. iVoftle.
in many battles where it always distin
guished Itself. Mr. Noble was at the battle
at Pea Bidge, was present at the surrender
at Vicksburg, and took part in the cavalry
raid into Georgia and Alabama. When the
war closed he had gained the rank of Briga
dier General. General Noble married in
1864 Miss Halstead, daughter of Dr. Hal
stead, of Northampton, Mass., with whom
he has had two children, both of whom are
dead. Since 1876 he has made St. Louis
his home, where he always has taken great
interest in public affairs. General Noble is
a thorough gentleman and a very good pub
speaker. ATTORNEY GENERAL MLLrfR.
An Able and Wealthy Iatwyer Who Was
Formerly Harrison's Partner.
"William Henry Harrison Miller, former
law partner of General Harrison, and wlio
is to be Attorney General, was born in Au-
gnsta, Oneida county, N. Y.,, nearly 48
years ago. His father was a Whig and an
$. " " ' -'
"';; f ,: yy'y
TV. jH. Miller.
ardent admirer of General Harrison. Mil
ler entered Hamilton College at 16 years ot
age and was graduated at 20. When he left
college he taught school and studied law at
the same time for two years. He pur
sued reading nnder the instruction of
Judge Waite of Toledo, O., afterward
Chief Justice of the United States Supreme
Court. Completing his studies he returned
to Oneida county and was married. Soon
after he took his bride to Fort Wayne.Ind.,
where he begran practice. He remained at
Fort Wayne eight years, and three children
were born to him there. The eldest is now
28 years of age; the next, a son, is a junior
at Hamilton College, and the third is a
daughter about 17 years of age. Miller rose
rapidly in his profession and soon stood at
the head of the Fort Wavne bar. In 1874
he received an ofTer of partnership with
General Harrison in Indianapolis. The
ofTer was at once accepted, and he and his
family removed to Indianapolis and became
intimate friends and confidantes of the Har
risons, the most intimate, it is stated, that
the President-elect ever had.
In everything that pertains to his busi
ness Mr. Miller is a model of precision, and
General Harrison has come to regard him
as absolutely necessary to him, whether in
or ont of office. The admiration is mutual,
and the President-elect has no more disin
terested admirer in the State than his former
law partner. Mr; Miller has grown rich in
the practice of the law, and his house in
Indianapolis Is an elegant one.
Wisconsin's Ex-Governor, Who Will Manage
the Agricultural Department.
Jeremiah M. Busk, ex-Governor of Wis
consin, was born in Morgan county, Ohio,
June 17, 1830, and received a good educa
tion. When 23 years old he moved to Wis
consin, where he soon went into politics.
After having held several county offices he
was elected to the State Legislature in 1862.
When the war broke ont he was commis
sioned Major of the Wisconsin Volunteers.
He fought with great bravery during
Jeremiah M. Bush
the whole Rebellion and served with Gen
eral Sherman from 'the siege ofVitksbnrg
until mustered out at the close of hostili
ties, when he held the brevet rank of Brig
adier General,, gained for services at the
battle of Salkehatcbie. He was a member
of the Forty-second, Forty-third and Fortv
fourth Congresses, and was Chairman of the
Committee on Invalid Pensions. Later on
he became Governor of Wisconsin, holding
the office for two terms. It was during his
last term that the labor riots occurred in
Milwaukee, and it was only, thanks to his
determined opposition in Ordering out the
militia, and concentrating the .whole force
in Milwaukee, that the Anarchists were
TERY PLEASANTLY DiSCHAEGED.
The Centennial Committee of the Chamber
of Commerce Relieved.
At the regular meeting of the Chamber of
Commerce yesterday the report of Chairman
Foster, of the Committee on Centennial Cel
ebration, was read by thai gentleman. The
entirework of the general committee and
the various sub-committees was reported
on and their reports recommended for ap
proval, which was done, Mr. Kelly offering
a motion to the effect that all the commit
tees be congratulated on the success of the
celebration, and that 1,000 copies of the re
port be printed for the use of the Chamber.
The motion was carried, and Captain Dravo
then offered a resolution of thanks to Chair
man Foster as well as the committees. The
Centennial Committee was formally dis
charged. Mr. Scott, of the committee which went
to Harrisburg in the interest of the bill giv
ing corporations the right of. eminent do
main, reported action before the Legis
lature. The Hon. Judge Mellon was elect
ed a member.
The Street Bill.
City Controller Morrow insists that the
street improvement bill is as good as could
be had. He says printed copies of it will
be given to all persons who desire to read
it between now and Tuesdav next, when the
Legislature will act upon it again.
No money for City Employes.
City employes were disappointed yester
day when they expected to receive their
salaries, for it turned out that the Mayor
had gone to Washington without signing
the appropriation bill. Some people still
think he will veto it.
Prohibitionists Discoanting; Prospects.
The Executive Committee of the Prohibi
tion.party met yesterday. W. D. Dunn
presided and made a speech of some length
on the bright prospects the party had of
Two special numbers; portieres at $6 00
and 7 50 a pair; all shades old gold,, new
gold, old red, old blue, terra cotta, etc., and
you can't match them in any other store at
these prices. See them. , . .
.booqs s utjhii, Aiiegneny.
If MM if SS?w'&3rTS
Use of the First Person Singular in
HARRISON IS C0BTBHT WITH 17,
But i3 Only Exceeded by His QrandXitlier,
Old Tippecanoe, in
THE EAEGE flUMBER OP WORDS HE USES
The quadrennial utterances of the Presi
dents not only outlined their administrative
policies, but have been more or less charao
teristie of the distinguished individual
themselves. There have been 20 Presi
dents who hive favored their coun
trymen with ' a verbal chart of their
plans of administration in advance," and
there have been four Vice Presidents who ,
have taten up the severed link of authority
where it was dropped twice by natural s
wjses and twice by the bullet of an assassin, k
The longest inaugural address and tha , ,
shortest administration were those of the
grandfather of the President. The next
longest address is that delivered yesterday
by his grandson. The most sparing in the
exhibition ot pronominal, importance were
Abraham Lincoln while standings an the
threshold of his second term, and Chester 1
A. Arthur when he took up the wreck of the
Garfield government. The most effusive in
the presentation of his official dignity in -
the first person, singular number, pronoun
I was Abraham Lincoln, when he 'entered'
the place of supreme authority.
When George Washington took the oath
of office at New York as first President of
the United States o America, under their
new model of Constitutional government by
the divine right of the people, 100 years
ago, he mapped ont his purposes of admin
istration during that formative period of
national existence in an inaugural address
of 1,000 words, in which he appeared as 1 20
times. He entered upon his second term in
the inaugural brevity of 154 words with six
The second President, John Adams,
formnlated the incipient is3ues of liberal
and strict construction of the Constitution
and antagonisms of political parties in a,n
opening address ot ',Jll words, in wnicn ne
presented himself 13 time3 in the use of J.
Thomas Jefferson, the father of American
partisan Democratic government upon the
loose system of State rights, gave his admir
ing followers a view of his plans in advance
in 1,526 words and 19 I's. The growth of
anti-federalismand federalism as the diver
gent doctrines of political faith were enunci
ated after his second election in 2,123 words,
in which he appeared as 1 16 times.
ONE FOR EVERY HTTNDRED.
James Madison told his countrymen all
abont his plans otmeeting French intrignes
and British maritime arrogance m an in
augural of 1,170 words sustained by 11 I's,
and four years later discussed the events of
the War of 1812 and its successful results in
an address of 1,142 words and 11 I's.
James Monroe, on March 4, 1817, dis
cussed the Indian question and Spanish
boundary troubles, issues of politics and ad
ministration, in an inaugural of 3,322 words
with 19 I's, and made his second appearance
with a grand flourish of pardonable pride is
4,466 words and 26 I's.
John Qaincy Adams ventilated his in
augural partisan notions of public ques
tions in 2,944 words, parading- himself in
the form of 14 pronouns, first, singular.
The hero of New Orleans, after the bitter
est ot political campaigns, founded his-vigorous
administration on 1,116 words and 11
I's, and renewed it on the basis of the most
effective political methods ever known in
1,167 words and six I's.
Martin Van Buren, the "Magician of
Kinderhook," the Presidental protege of
Jackson, gave his preliminary views of
pertinent public questions in 3,884 words
and 38 I's. "
THE PRESIDENT'S GHAITDFATHER.
William Henry Harrison, the hero of
Tippecanoe and the Indian border struggles
of the third decade of the century, mapped
out an administration of efficient service to
the peace and prosperity ot the much dis
turbed Union in 8,578 words and 38 I's.
The constitntional residuary legatee of
the political administrative affairs ot the
ninth administration, John Tyler, showed
his bad taste nnder the circumstances of bis
succession in an inaugural of 1,643 words
and 15 I's.
James K. Polk discussed the paramount
issues of peace with the Seminoles, sup
pression of the "Dorr Bhode Island Be
bellion," the annexation of Texas, and dis
turbances on the Mexican frontier, with
enlarged ideas of administration, in 4,904
words interspersed with 18 I's.
Zacnary laylor, tne hero ot the opening
battles ot the Mexican War, enunciated
Whig doctrines of government to control
affairs in 1,096 words aud 18 "Bough and .
Beady" I's. I
Millard Fillmore took np the reins of
government by simply taking the oath of
James Buchanan, the sage of Wheatland,
discussed slavery conflicts, border troubles,
Kansas agitations and sectional antagon
isms in an inaugural address of 2,773
words, in wnich the last of the Democratic
Presidents for a quarter of a century
marked his prominent individuality by
Abraham Lincoln, the first of the Bepub
liean Presidents, outlined the administra
tive policy of the new regime in political
control and discussed the movements of se
cession.the authority and perpetuation of the
Union, the possibility of war, the raising of
revenues and strengthening of Government
in 3,588 words. The martyr President stood
forth in theheroic attitude of 1 43 times, which
overtopped the numerically pronominal
prominence of all his predecessors, and yet
he was always known as the least obtrusive
of public men. He made his second inau
gural salutation in the brevity of 288 words
and a single I.
Andrew Johnson, over-the slain body of
Abraham Lincoln, told the country of his
plans of succession in 362 words and 15 I's.
Ulysses S. Grant, the great Captain in
the war for the preservation of the Union,
gave his soldier notions of civic duty and
administration in l,13hwords, and for free
dom in the use of I ranked next to Lincoln's
43 by scoring up 39 uses of the individual
izing integer in the pronoun family. Upon
his second appearance under similar cir
cumstances, in disposing of questions of
reconstruction and international differences
growing out of the war, he gave expression
to his views in an address of 1,332 words,
supported by 24 X's
COMtSO DOTV7T TO DATE.
Bntherford B. Hayes gave his views of
national administration in 2,472 words and -16
I's. James A. Garfield backed and filed
on the salient points of pnblic policy and
party expediency in 2,949 words and 10 I's.
Chester A. Arthur, the Apollo Belvedere
of Presidents, took np the blood-stained,r
mantel of Garfield and formulated a ndu
aggressive policv of administration and. a ,,
reign ot Chesterfieldian social indulgences
in the succinct numbers of 431 words and.
iThe Democratic Presidents again came to"
the front in executive control in Grover
Cleveland, who told about Jefiersoniaa sim
plicity, civil-service, one term, financial '
whirlpools, silver breakers, and econoaie
reform in 1,688 words in which he modestly
stood himself np in the form of the praaouaf' 1
I but five times. m T-
President Benjamin Harrison outlines'the1
course of his administration in an address
containing over 5,000 words. In the use of the
personal pronoun he strikes a fair and mod
erate average, contenting himself with 1 17
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throat-affections, are soon relieved bylthat
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