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REPRESEXTATIYES AXD SEXA
TORS' LIYES TOLD.
Government Has Just Issued lee-
trv of Its Law Makers.
Washington, May 18. (Special) A
neat little study in biographies has
Just been Issued by the government
printing office. It is a hefty, red
bound volume of 475 pages, called of
ficially, v ''The Congressional Direc
tory." A goodly part of the book is devoted
to the biographies of the congressmen
and senators. They are all autobio
graphies; or at leaB( prepared by
friends of the subject. They rang
from seventeen words, contributed by
Representative Redfleld, of New York,
as his life history, to 534 words, em
bracing the events which marked the
career of Charles Manley Stedman, ot
North Carolina". ;
. The senatorial biographies are less
interesting to the seeker after knowl
edge, than those Submitted by rnember
of the lower house and particularly
the new members. There are a good
many who don't hesitate to heap en
conlums on themselves. Among these
is Adam Brown Littlepage, of W. Vir
ginia, who remarks:
"He (that is, himself) bears the rep
utation of being a very grateful man,
never forgetting a kindness, and if
faithful in his friendships and thor
oughly reliable. H? stands for the
under man in life. Works hard, late
and, early as a congressman and Is re
flecting credit upon the country by
his manly, conservative and wise
course In Washington as a representa
tive of the people. He Is a patriotic
man, of ability and fine qualities ot
mind and heart."
Rep. Ezekeel Candler, of Mississip
pi, who is a veteran 'member, says
naively that his family has been prom
inently Identified wtih the history of
the Btate from the days of tbe revo
lution up to and including the pres
', Rep. Janies Alexander Daughtery, or
Missouri, sets down the fact that he Is
regarded as one of the strong men In
the Missouri delegation."
Rep. J. J. Kindred declares In his
Sketch that he "has In no sense been
Rep. Chas. E. Patton, of Pennsyl
vania, declares that "his agricultural
experiments have been of great benefit
to th community.";
A careful count of the biographies ot
the members of the house reveals the
fact that out of the 398 representatives
delegates and commissioners, 246 am
lawyers. Twenty-six members neglect
to state the nature of their business,
so this is not a complete census.
Next to lawyers, In point of num
ber, come the farmers. There are 28
of them.' 'Many of them are only ag
riculturists on the side, however. The
banker's list totals 22. Then come the
newspaper men. There are 15 of these
besides one "Journalist." Rep. Sher
wood, democratic, Ohio; and two pub
lishers;" Utter, republican, Rhode Is
land, and Underbill,' democratic of
; Ten members of the house are "man
ufacturers." Eight are lumbermen.
Five were teachers, In school or col
lege, up to the time of their being cho
sen" representatives. There are sev
eral score others who formerly taught
school, and later "studied law.
Reps. Foster, democratic, Illinois,
Walson, democratic, New York ; Kin.
dred. democratic, New York; B'aalon,
democratic, North-Carolina i and Rep.
Barchfield, republican, Pennsy vania ;
are physicians. V Rap. ' Difeuderfer,
democratic, Pennsylvania; la a prac
Iking dbi.tist ,; At least four membet
were court stenographers i , Palmer,
democrat, Illinois; Byrnes democrat,
South Carolina; Kendall, republican,
Iowa; and Aikin, Democrat, South
Carolina. .Three say they! were com
mercial telegraphers: McDermott,
democrat, Illinois;,- Smith, democrat,
New York; and Cary, republican, Wis
consin. ' Representative ; Lee demo
crat, . Pennsylvania, simply says h
is a "buslnes man.",
Five congressmen were'at one tinio
"knights of the; road," and "drummed"
In various sections,. : Three are real
estate operators; three own coal col
lerlesione is a petroleum operator j
three are authors Edward W. Towu.
send, democrat, New Jersey, of "Chini
my Fadden" fame; Stephen B. Ayre.
democrat, N. Y and Henry George
Jr., democrat, N., Y. f -. '
In the miscellaneous class are Cal
der, republican, New York, builder;
Fornes, democrat, New York, woolen
manufacturer; Hartman republican,
Pennsylvania, ; iron manufacturer
Lafean,' republican, Pennsylvania,
candy -manufacturer, known as tne
"Chocolate King"; Howlell, republi
can, Utah, merchant; Lindsay demo
crat, New York, hotel business; Ma-,
her, democrat, New' York, hat maker,
Lewis, democrat, Maryland; Daugn
erty, democrat,' Missouri, and Cam
eron, republicun, Arizona; are min
ers; Copley democrat, ; niinols, is in
the ga3 and electric lighting business,
Gallagher, democrat, Illinois, Is a hai
dealer ; Buchanan, democrat, Ilftnom,
Is a structural iron worker; Kennedy,
republican, Iowa, Is a nurseryman.
There are six members of the House
who wore the confederate gray during
the civil war Rucker, democrat, Col
orado; Estopinal, democrat, Louisiana:
Talbott, democratic, Maryland; Sted
man, demoratic, North Carolina; Gor
don, democratic, Tennessee; and
Lamb, democratic, Virginia. Five oth
ers served on the union side Thistle
wood, republican, Ohio; Bradley, re
publican, New York; Sherwood, demo
cratic, Ohio; Bingham, republican,
Pennsylvania; and Hill, republican.
Conn. Bradley was awarded a medal
for gallantry, and Sherwood and Bing
ham both advanced for conspicuous
Thirteen members served In the
Spanish-American war, either in Cuba
the Philippines, or In the camps In
the United States. They were: Till
son, republican, Connecticut; How
ard, democratic, Georgia; Stone, dem
ocratic, Illinois; Ames, republican,
Massachusetts; Murray, democratc,
Massachusets; Weeks, republican,
Massachusetts; Loud, republican,
Michigan; '.AnderBon, republican,
Michigan; Harrison, democratic, New
York; Howland, republican, Ohio;
Crago, republican, Pennsylvania; and
Aiken, democratic, South Carolina.
Seven members of the house record
the fact that they were born abroad:
Sabatb, democratic, Illinois, in Bo
hemllt; Kahn, California, In Baden,
Germany; Campbell, republican, Kan
sas. In Nova Scotia; Bartholdt, demo
crat, Missouri; In Germany; Donohue,
democratic, Pennsylvania, In Ireland;
Willson, democratic, Pennsylvania, In
Scotland; and Berger, the Wisconsin
socialist, In Austria-Hungary.
Two members of the house served In
the United States navy, having been
graduated from the Annapolis acad
emy. Richmond Pearson Hobson, Al
abama, democratic; who was the hero
of the Merrlmac, Is one of these;' Rep
resentative Weeks, republican, Massa
chuetts, the other. : I ,.:
The biographies reveal many little
oddities. RepresentaU'e Fowler, dem
ocratic,, Illinois; for instance, declares
that although he "enjoys a large per
sonal injury practice" of the law,, he
"has never taken the side of a corpor
ation." Representative"; ''John W.
Langley, ,' republican, ' Kentucky, tells
that he has a father-in-law in the
house, Representative Gudger, demo
ocratlc, North Carolina. Representa
tive Joseph E. Randaoll, democratic,
ljuuittittua, iiv pt-ceiuoul vf tLC
tlonal Rivers and Harbors' congress,
devotes nearly 100 words of hi bio
graphy to a little boost for the organ
ization. Representative George Kon
ig. democratic, Maryland, displays hu
mor In his sketch by remarking, ot
himself, "be is married and lives with
his wife." , ;.
There are several entrants for the
place 'of prize Joiner. . Representative
Wilder, republican, Massachusetts,
claims membership In "the Masons
(two 'lodges), knight Templars, the
Shriners,'! and honorary membership
in a G. A. R, post. ! Representative
Chandler, democratic, ;?'.MisalssppI,
says he Ib a Baptist, a Mason, an Odd
Fellow, .Woodman, Betai Theta pi, a
Knight of Honor, Elk and Knight of
Representatives Wedemeyer, repub
lican, Michigan, and Austin, republi
can, Tennessee, .both served in the
United States consular , servtoethe
one at Georgetown, British GufanaV
and the other at Glasgow, Scotland.
Representative George White, dem
ocratic, Ohio, was a Klondlker In the
days of the gold rush. Carl C. Ander
son, democratic, Ohio, ' records thj&
fart that he began his career as 'ft
newsboy and a' bootblack.
Representative J., J. Kindred, demo
cratic, New York, a physician, says
he is an "expert on mental diseases."
Congressman Wm. G. Brown, demo
cratlc, Virginia, tells an interesting
story ; In his biography of a boyhood
friendship with the late Senator Jon
athan P. Dolliver. of Iowa. They were
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