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William Selden Miles, 78, a jovial little Negro, is captain in charge of the cardroom café at Manhattan's arch-Republican Union League Club. Last week, in behalf of the Club he has served for 60 years, Banker James Herbert Case handed Miles a bankbook containing $600 in deposits.

Son of a slave, Miles was born in Powhatan, Va. the year Abraham Lincoln signed "the paper"—the Emancipation Proclamation. He went north in 1881. Theodore Roosevelt used to stride into the Club, crying: "Miles, you old rascal—you still here?" Said Miles last week: "I've always been a...

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