Major Bartlett was always followed by his pet goose
I was a young girl working in the Sub Post Office, which was situated at that time in Pardy & Johnson’s in the Broadway. A gentleman who frequently came in to the post office was Major Bartlett. This in itself is nothing unusual until I tell you that the gentleman was always followed by his pet goose.
While the Major attended to his business in the Post Office, the goose would happily wait until he came out and then off they would go, man and goose together. This as you may appreciate caused quite a few surprises.