U. S. Grant being President and Hamilton Fish being Secretary of State, Eddie Savoy, Negro, became a Government page. For half a century, he has been chief usher at the State Department, bowing in, bowing out diplomats. Last week, came a tragedy. He reached 70. He must retire.

Then the benign Secretary of State, at the instance of the hearty Vice President, intervened to check the hand of fate. Eddie's term was extended two years.

"Very Christian," said Whites. " Very condescending," said Negroes.


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