Excerpt: ... speeches permitted. The dinner was very late, but when they sat down Lord Coleridge noticed a distinguished-looking gentleman, instead of eating his dinner, correcting a manuscript. He said: "Mr. Storrs, I understood there was to be no speaking." "Well," said Storrs, "you can't get Americans together unless some one takes the floor. ...Read MoreExcerpt: ... speeches permitted. The dinner was very late, but when they sat down Lord Coleridge noticed a distinguished-looking gentleman, instead of eating his dinner, correcting a manuscript. He said: "Mr. Storrs, I understood there was to be no speaking." "Well," said Storrs, "you can't get Americans together unless some one takes the floor. That man with the manuscript is General and Senator John A. Logan, one of our most distinguished citizens." Just then a reporter came up to Storrs and said: "Mr. Storrs, we have the slips of your speech in our office, and it is now set up with the laughter and applause in their proper places. The editor sent me up to see if you wanted to add anything." Of course Lord Coleridge was in for it and had to make another speech. The cause of the lateness of the dinner is the most original incident that I know of in historic banquets. Storrs received great fees and had a large income, but was very careless about his business matters. One of his creditors obtained a judgment against him. The lawyer for this creditor was a guest at this dinner and asked the landlord of the hotel if the dinner had been paid for in advance. The landlord answered in the affirmative, and so the lawyer telephoned to the sheriff, and had the dinner levied upon. The sheriff refused to allow it to be served until the judgment was satisfied. There were at least a hundred millions of dollars represented among the guests, packers, elevator men, real-estate operators, and grain operators, but millionaires and multimillionaires in dress suits at a banquet never have any money on their persons. So it was an hour or more before the sheriff was satisfied. Lord Coleridge was intensely amused and related the adventure with great glee. Several years afterwards Lord Coleridge had some difficulty in his family which came into the courts of England. I do not remember just what it was all about, but Storrs, in reading the gossip which came across the cable, decided...Read Less
Good. 1922 Hardcover First Edition front. (port.). x, 417 p. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Acceptable. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Find out why millions of customers rave about Better World Books. Experience the best customer care and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
None. Fair. No Jacket. This antique hardcover book is bound in green boards with black lettering on the cover and spine. Edgewear; spine is darkened, with a chip at the top edge and wear to the lower back hinge. Endpapers are browned, general wear and soil; some foxing. The author recounts his life on the New York Central railroad and in politics, a life that brought him into contact with such figures of note as Abraham Lincoln, Horace Greeley, Teddy Roosevelt and others. 417 indexed pages. 6"x9"
Good. B0008B43Q8 Hardback, Out of Print. Copyright 1924. No Dust Jacket, Some Shelf Wear on Cover, Uncut Pages have begun to Yellow with age. Overall Good Condition. We ship daily. International Shipments Welcome. Your satisfaction is Guaranteed! PLEASE BUY MY BOOK. I SELL ONLY BOOKS THAT I WOULD OWN MYSELF.
Fair. No DJ. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 1922 Hard Cover. Charles Scribner's Sons-Publisher. No DJ. Burgandy boards with moderate shelf/edge wear. Corners bumped. Soiling. Back board top corner with discoloration. Pages evenly toned. Previous owner bookplate front paste-down and name ffep. Back board with paper covering seam is torn and webbing can be seen. No reader marks found on interior pages. Couple pages with very small corner bends. Frontis of the author on his 86th birthday.
Illustrated Frontispiece. Fair. No Jacket. This hard cover book has a maroon cover with gilt lettering on the spine of the cover. The front endpaper is gone, tanned pages, wear, soil, faded spine, and the front hinge is weak. A biography. 417 indexed pages. 6"x9"
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