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- Held Ne Pwblle Off lee. " He has always taken a real interest In politics, but has never been willing to hold aa office. He was offered the office of Secretary Secretary of the Interior by President Grant, but it came at a time when he was so mack occupied occupied in rebuilding that he could not make his personal Interests secondary. Ha never had a partner, but haa always conducted his business - alone and haa made his fortune through his own. efforts, unaided and unas sisted by others. In July, 1870, Mr. Palmer waa married to Miss Bertha Honors, daughter of Henry H. Honore of Chicago. - She ta a woman o culture and of versatile talents. Not oal did she enter heartily Into the mosfSam-bltlous mosfSam-bltlous mosfSam-bltlous projects of her husband, aiding with her counsel, but she also haa her own field of action, taking an active part in charitable enterprises. Her la bora In behalf of tbe World'e Fair were great. Her selection as president of the board of lady manaKera waa'a fitting recognition t her unselfish devotion to what Is to her a patriotic service. service. She wss a member of the executive committee of the Central Relief association, formed Dec. S. 1893. to relieve the dlstreB of the unemployed poor. In honor of his wife. Mr. Palmer gave $200.-000 $200.-000 $200.-000 to the Woman's building st the World's Fair. . Mrs. Palmer was the only, woman appointed appointed by President McKinicy upoa the United States cotnmirsloa of eighteen members, members, to represent ths Celled Ststes at the exposition at Paris, held ia i:C0, This la the first Instance In the history of any couatay Of a woman being appointed to such a position. position. She waa gives the decoration of the Legioa of Hoaor by the French government In recognition of her aervicea. - Mr. and Mrs. Palmer have had two sons, Honore and Potter Palmer, both graduates ef Harvard university. Hooore Palmer was last year elected alderman of the Twenty-First Twenty-First Twenty-First ward.