He is a quiet old man, more given to work than talk. He never speaks in public, not even at such occasions as the dedication of a boulder bearing his name upon the site of his great beginnings (at Menlo Park, N. J.) ( TIME, May 25). So the guests at the annual dinner of the Old Time Telegraphers, held last week in Manhattan on the docked S. S. Olympic, were astonished and delighted to learn that he had consented to break his rule this once.

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