LINCOLN A GOLF ENTHUSIAST. ~ Son of Martyred President Won't Discuss Railroad Situation.

May 2, 1909

Son of Martyred President Won't Dis-
cuss Railroad Situation.

Robert T. Lincoln, son of the martyred president and called by the pet name "Tad" in all of the Liberator's correspondence, played golf yesterday at the Country Club links. The Scotch game takes the same place in the life of Mr. Lincoln, who is president of the Pullman Car Company, that rail-splitting did in the life of his father. All winter, when weather permitted, the son of the statesman, although 66 years old, chased the little white ball over the fields near his Chicago home. He is hale and hearty and is said to have played an excellent game yesterday, although none of the members of the party would say who had won.

Mr. Lincoln, with S. M. Felton, president of the Mexican Central railway, William V. Kelley, president of the American Steel foundries, and Joseph T. Talbert, vice president of the Chicago Commercial National bank, are the guests of E. F. Swinney of the First National bank. They will return to Chicago tonight. All of them are golf enthusiasts.

In personal appearance Mr. Lincoln is of average height. At first glance there seems to be nothing about him to remind one of the familiar face of his father. Closer inspection, however, shows that in at least two respects he is like him. The most noticeable feature is his mouth. Abraham Lincoln's mouth was not handsome but it was distinctive. The son's mouth, although almost hidden behind a grayish beard, is an exact counterpart of his father's. They eyes of Abraham Lincoln have been exploited in many chapters and Robert Lincoln has the advantage of having eyes that exactly tally with the description of his father's

"What do you think of Judge McPherson's decision in the rate case?" was a question sprung on the party, but they all grew mute at once. Mr. Lincoln disclaimed any knowledge of the railway situation in this state but expressed his willingness to talk on any phase of the golf game.

"I would like to say, though," he remarked, "that the beautiful roads of this city were a source of the greatest surprise and pleasure to me. I am delighted with my visit here if only because I have had a glimpse of what Kansas City is and seems destined to be."