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   Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1886, Trenton, New Jersey                               VOL. IV. WHOLE NO. 1091. TKKNTON, THURSDAY AFTKJKNOON, MAY 1886. 1 MY WITH CLEVELAND BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE GREAT WHITE HOUSE. Bow the ['resident Eats, Acts and His LUIIJT U'liofr uud IIll yuour Hn- How Cabinet Mot-tings ara Cieveliind Poor? 'Si'ocla' Oorrptpon'Iencv WAsniMiiTOX, May saw th? president out driving to-day. Col. L-unont was with him, nnd the wore lonning back in tK> president's Victoria enjoying the air. The team of scjl broun horses for which Cleve- land paid were rattling over tho atieets at a goo i round paw, and tho reins were in tho hn..ils of Albert, the colored LAMONT AND CLEVELAND. coachmaiL Albert has drnen all tho presi- dents since Grant, find ho evidently fult his oats to-day. held tho reins iu oue hand and a whip in tho other, an 1 he sat a> straight os a clothier's dummy. Ha was dressed in the president's livery, which Ka very light drab, with big silver buttons, anil h'1 had a bug on his hat as as (hit of Brevier's coachman. C eveinnd takes a every afternoon and he ha scoured 'the country about Washington in direction. Col. Lamont alwnys goes with Lamont tells mo that theie ii no road which they have not explored. The president had partia ly stopped ride- when Manning had his stroke of apoplexy. but then he has Itoen taking them larly, and this is his only exercise. He is not much of a horseman, and has not, as far as I can learn, owned a bofore hd cam-1 to the White House. He is tro heavy to horsebatk well, and 1 do not think he has boon in the saddle here. President Ai- thur di ove a more fancv turnout than Cleve land. He now and then took a gallop over the hills on hoi sebaek. and he sometim -s drove a four-iu-lmn I. His livery was gorgeous, and you never saw him walking. Arthur at- tended St. John's chur-'h, iust across the street from the White Hfi always drove with his coachman and footman, and on the style of n prince President Cleve- land is more democratic He has his coach- man and footman, and lie keeps them in liveiy. But his two turnouts, the Victoria nnd the landau, cost than and the harness, made of black rubber and trimmed with silver, has only the simple or- nament of G, C. in monogram on the rosette of the bridle. Buchanan, the last Demo- cratic president, had a harness which alone cost S-'OO, and Jefferson paid for hie coich horses which he drove while he was president. George Washing- ton drove about while he was presi- dent Ix-hind four and six horse teams. His- coachman end footman were white, and his chariot of state was a white hemisphere on wheels, ornuni uted with the paintings or One of tho famous artists of the tune. The president has had a great many more mllers at his afternoon receptions since the announcement has bean mnd-1 that he is about to mnrry. The ladies of Washington And all strangers are anxious to see him, and mot a few of thorn attempt to make some jesting remark as they shake his hand. THose receptions occur in the East room on the afternoons of Mojjddy, Wednesday and Friday, of each week, and Cleveland says that they _are Jhe pleasantest part of his daily life. During them he gets away from his work and the offlceseekers, and there is enough variety in them tn make them iu- Ma'.iy of the people who call are only in Washington for a day or two, and the crowd that conies h of all classes. There are not a few women with babies in their ai-uis, and it's 'unny to how tli" president shies off and straightens himself up when one of these approaches. He does not kiss babies veiy often, but when he doos it you can hear fJip miiack of his lips at the farthc-itr.cornor of the E'lrt room. I am inclined to think that there js more than kiss, and that the president's baby kisses ara lik-3 those or the .stage more noiso than sw etnoss, FiCaldent Chv. InntVis a good handshAker. He stands straight on his feet at all of his re- ceptions, his Prince Albert coat is kept buttoned tightly about his fat frame. Ho Wires your hand firmly, and grasps it tightly while he straight into your eye and Hays: "How do yon do, Mr. Blank." He al- ways mentions y'our name, and never fails to look at ym. If you go to one of these re- ceptions you will pei haps have to wait a time in the East room. You may sit donu on the furniture and walk about the THE PMN1DENT AND TIJE MARKET WOMAN. room if yen please Tlie president mmes in with Col Ih- beside him, and he stands near the while the crowd forms in line and in die comes up to be presented. Col. Dmsmore takes your name and intro- duces you tothe preaidmt. saying- ''Mr. Presi- dent, tin-is Mr B'ank." The president grasps your hand raid gives you a shake. Before you know it you lire out of tho Whito- President Cleveland can shake hands tV receptions at the rate of one for everr two seconds. He has got the matter down to a science, and ho allows none to talk to him or bother him about office at such times. He is very kini to children, and I think he likes to meet boys airl girls better than grown people. Ho treats thj poor as well as tho richly dressed, and I saw him speflk very kin lly to a markctwoman, at ono of these re- ceptions the other day, who passed through with a basket of oggi upon her arm. The eight-hour law is about to be put in force in Washington, but will not affect the president There is probably no man in the country who woi ks longer or harder than Grover Cleveland. He puts in an average of seventeen hours a dly, and ten hours of this at least is brain work. He rises at 7, shaves and dresses himself. His boots are blacked by a servant, :md ho is particular as to his personal appearance. He does not spend, however, much tinu in dressing, and as soon as ho is through he sits down and reads the newspapers until breakf He eats a hearty breakfast of beefsteak and fruit, washing it dow n with strong coffee. He then goes di- rectly to his office and begins to write letter-. He answers all his own private correspond- ence, and writes very rapidly. He does not use a stenographer at all, and his state papers have all been written with his own hand. After writing a couple of hours his business callers begin to arrive, mid ho must throw aside his writ- ing and listen to them. First come prominent men, senators, supremo court judges and cabinet ministers. These have weighty matters to talk about and tho presi- dent's mind must be all alive. After he is through with these there are a hundred or so of offlceseeki rs, who are admitted by cards and who must all be talked with. Then there are more prominent men, and BOW 1 o'clock having arrived the president goes down and gels a lunch. He eats likes a school boy, and it takes him about fifteen minutes to get through with this hearty midday meat He now shakes hands with the callers in the East room and then goes back to work. He grinds away until 3 o'clock, anil then he and Lumont take tho drives of which I have already told you. After his drive ha takes his dinner. He likes plain food at this, and he sometimes washes it down with a glass of wine or a bottle of beer. After dinner he :'o s ba'-k to his oflire. and he and Lamont uork away there until far into the uight. If you will stand by the Washington monu- ment at certain midnights of the week, you may see a light glimmering in onj window of the Whit" Houso across the lawn That win- dow is the one which lon'cs out of th' library just back of President Cleveland s dosk. A telesi ope would -show tho president writing by it, and you might stop an 1 watch it for an hour or two Ijeforc it goos out, and the dark- ness sh'nvs that th-j president thinks he baa eirned this day's salary at least, and ring gone to bi d. On three days of the  l- oilier citieu taught that poor li'ice i-deal at unv price, pud the Chief s.iyi ,i on the pmt of Council to act l.tsoinbly on his s iu regard to 1-oM' Km! n utcr, nriy siime time in the near tut lire KCiious lo our property In tin' of lire the Chief it bus gum miiih liouble during the y. u. He cisll-i ii'leiition to two causes. m tint the Superintendent does not u 11 sn ilii u ut pay to it the atten- tion it should Irue, and the other is that t s itie ti.i much crowded among mini uiies, mid n-i-ommends that the Siij.i nnti'i.dt m's Nil.iry be raised to that ol a poluemi'ii, nnd he be prohibited from don K any 01 In i work, and to takedown tbe i'.nd c it upon poles by itselfi The di-pai tiiieitt, he in stronger to- diiv tl.an it but, notwitbstind- iiiL! nil this, he bus been convinced by the pMc'ical expeiunce be has had in the ol lircti that (lie city is get- tiny, too for a volunteer department. HI-HI siitisti.d that as a vo'unteer depart- uiuit  V n ill -tilon at llp-htwork. Kefef- Klvi'ii. Add i- Times Office. WANTKI) RHiiatton ns a machinist and idlieer, eit-'i'r '.i-avy "r Ik-ht work. Ftnt- class iff. Mn'ss TimesOfffce. A n ixo for sale c, n tie for In irnuthly weekly in- n'c Piano nearly no V. Apply ttt TIM black upanle', with docked ML j dinners toiinmcof AsulWleiU ward will li'idven tir the animal's return Silt I'll l.KKfeXB STREET. WANTED- A bright biy of 16 or IT a dniK store One with some proferrc-d App'y t-> H. A. DANIEL, Warren Full streets, Tr sutOff.   

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