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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - June 24, 1986, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. XLIII. TVo. S5.CIIVOI1VTVA.TI, THXJUÍ^ÜjIlY, JUIVE SI, 1886. P*er Year. Had I Bal Known. BY nUSTER MACCrLLOCH. Had I but known that notliiox is undone From rising; iiudi risiii;; of the sun. That full-fledged words ily off beyond-our • reacli, That not a deed brouirht forth to life dicserer; I would have measured out aud weighed my 8|ieeeh. To bear gooil deeds had been my sole endeaTor— Had I but kuuwnl Had I but known how swiftly spe<l away The living ii<>urs that in^tj^e the living day, That ’tin above delay’s no dangerous slough Is hung ilio luring wisu-light of av-morrow: I would have seised lime’s evanescent Now! I would have soared ttds unavailing sorrow— Had I but know n! Had I but known to dread the dreadful fire That lav in uinbush at my heart’s desire, Where from it sprang and smote my naked > hand, And lefia mark forever to remain; Í would not bsnr the lire’s ignoble brand. I would have weighed the pleasure with the pain— Had 1 but knoWill Hail I but known w’e never can repeat Lite’s soring-tiine freshness or its summer heat, Nor gather second harvest fr<jm life’s Held, Nor aged winter change to ycuthiul spring: Tome life's flowers their Honey all wonld vicld, I would not fei! one wasted momcul’ssting— Had I but known! —[Lippincott for June. NOTES ANI» NEWS. A man In Mattuou, HI., lias a peony plant oyer sixty yeurs o’.U. Ex-Presidciit Arthur has takeu a cottage at IVqiiot, Conn, Ex-Marshal Bazaiiie isliyluf In poverty and dishonor at Madrid. Two totally distinct stroame jet from an Albany (6u.) srtcsian well. Governor Porter’s history of Indiana will be completed by Decemiier L Levyville (Gu.) i»each trees thirty-two years old are still lieaiiug profusely. Chicago is going to have ■ portable Japanese village—admission ten cents. Louisiana proposes to give each disabled Confederate veteran ItíO acres of State land. The Japanese Government has ordered 120,000,000 teet of lumber from Oregon mills. The catch of shad in the Conuecticut River this season is reiwrted very unsatisfactory. Local option was gonorally successful at the local elections in North Carolina on Monday. A Philadelphia “astrologer’* has been sent to the penitentiary for ‘Helling fortunes” or pretending to do so. A Labor Convention to nominate a Pcnn-eylvania State ticket has been called to meet at Harrisburg August 18. Bell’s Life, the celebrated English sporting paper, has susfiended nublioation, after an existenco of sixiy-fivc yeare. The emallest newspaper on the continent ie a four-page weekly, published at Guadaiuj tra, Mexico, It is five by three ucbes In size. The oelebratiou of tbo 200th anniversary oi the city of Albany, N. Y., will oom-mence on Sunday, July 18, and conclude 'riday, July 23. Of 7,000 persons inoculated for the yel-nr fever by a Rio Janeiro physician, only reu died of the discuee, although the I idtmic was of unusual intensity. i>A Utica man, 0. B. Maiteaon, bad been 'four years totally blind. Now he has ddenly and unexpectedly regained his ;ht, his visiou being us good as ever. Tbo Prince of Wales, who has decided to become an amateur photographer, bus much displeased the Engllah by ordering his first camera from an American firm. A Trenton paper says: ‘•PTom all ac-ounts the apple crop all over the State will be one oi the largest in years. Peaches promise a big yield, too, but there will be but few pears.” Worms of a somewhat uncommon species, and wbich the sparrows do ubt seem to relish, are destroying the elms on primate and public grounds in New York ;ity and vicinity. A beer war is going ou at Rome. Ga., RGd one retailer advertises it at a cent a glasB. Mosf consumers, however, have for some time been buyiug it by the keg, owing 0 the low rates prevailing. Professor Bolles, of the University of I’ennsyivaiiiu, bas sailed for Europe. He {ocB. commissioned by Colonel Wright, of be United States Bureau of Statistlos, to procure data and report on the employment >r couvict labor in England and B;>lgiutn. All instructive display at the newly >penea Colonial Exhibition lu London is hatot the rice of India, wbich includes ten housund difltM’cnt vni ietics, all belonging 0 a singla si>ecies. All colors are repre-onled, from hlaok to pale yellow and ^hite. ' David Moffatt, Jr., a millionaire banker if Denver, Col., is about to expend tfiO.OOO in building a public library for bis native -own. Blooming Grove, Pa., after which he (vlll equip the edifice with books and estab-isn an eudowinont suiScieut to maiutaiu t ill perpetuity. Dr. Ilnycoc!», tbeeminont Oxford divine, yould often rise from bis bed at uigbt, [Ive out bis text, and, while sound asleep, lellver an excelKnt sermon upon it. He vas frequently watched, but no amount ol uggiug. pulling or pinching ever succccd-d in rousing him. Virginia has sold the bell punches with ivhlch, by a former law, barkeepers were equired to register each drink as taken. 1 hese punches cost the State $5, were sold o the whisky dea’crs at $10, but had to b.‘ a ken back, and now the entire lot lias been I'osed out at auction at six cents each, Mrs. Chas. Sniith, of Jinies, Ohio, writes: : have used every remedy lor sick hena-iche 1 could bear of for the past filtcen lears, but Carter’s Little I.lver Pills did he more good liiau all the rest.THE MOUSE’S RANSOM. Sdlih was an Arab boy, who frequented the harbor of Suez, or Suais, aud earned a precarious living by renting tiiat much enduring beast, an Egyotian donkey, from his owner, having liberty, for the consideration of about two pence per dicin, to exercise the devoted animal’s legs and back to his (Salih’s) heart’s content, so long as those indispcusable portions of the animal should not be seriously damaged. Though the first part of the contract was not always carried out with scrupulous exactitude, the latter certainly was; and on days wlien a Peninsular & Oriental Company’s steamer, with a good car go of passengers, was delayed an iiour or two lonsfer than usual, owing to obstructions iu tlie canal’ the donkey iu question was per suadcd, by screams, curses and thwacks, to proceed from the quay to the hotel and back, with the rapidity ot liglitning, an almost incalculable number of times. As tliese, the principal objects of iiilei*c9t in Suez, are about four miles apart, it will be ner-ccived that the unwillingly industrious animal earned his provender (such as it was) tolerably well. In accordan e with the usual custom of the genus donkey boy, the ass was dignified with the name of a European celebrity, and answered to the name of “General Booth.” On lucky days Salih managed to extract considerable sums from confiding pas seiigera fresh from England, whom he i)crsuadcd to lake au air ing on General Booth. The General was naturally vivacious, and possessed of a good stride, a valuable quality in the frequent donkey races which passengers, tired of many days on a ship’s deck, were w'oiit to Indulge in oil landing. Besides, he was not particularly wicked, as is often the case with these much-provoked beasts; lie was never known to stop suddenfv, as though shot dead, just when at his Iiighcst speed, orto turn a summerset iu the middle of crowded street — accom{>iisliments possessed by but too many^ of his brethren. “Oli, no,” as Salih was wont to assure passengers in broken English, “General Booth always pious.” Now Salih lived in a little hut, in one of the back streets of Suez, in ccmpany with his mother an^ two or three small brothers and sisters. Ilis father was dead, and the widow hail little to live on but the earnings of her son. She herself was almost completely blind from that ophthalmia xvhich is one of the plagues of Egypt, and could do little but ]>lait rush-mats and small baskets. Sbe had never been able to afiford to send Salih to school; 80 that young gentleman I’e-maiiied in ignorance, not howevei blissful. He possessed the natural quickness of the Arab, aud secretly regretted hia inability to read, write, and use those straugo marks by which the clerks at the quay found out all about the numbers and quan titles of articles. He had also a hank ei’ing to be “muaddab,” i. e., knowing in poetry and rhetoric, disputations regarding which lie often overheard in the Silk, or market place of Suez, when loitering there in the cool of the evening after Buiisct, the time when Arabs sit out in the street and discourse of things in general. As time went on his yearning after knowledge increased, and he, one day when unusually flu ;h of cash, bought an old Koran, at the mysterious charactors of which he would gaze with admiration and astonishment for hours together, whenever the moon was bright enough. He wa.s too poor to indulge in oil lor reading purposes. If he could but afford a few lessons in reading I Alas I tlici*o was 110 one among his own class who knew more than himself, and how could he find the time and the money for school ? He would sometimes, when driving his donkey to and fro, loiter for a minute or two at the corner of the street where there was a school. Inside squatted the little scholars on the floor, each with Ills book, his reed pen, and Iiis small bottle of thick ink. The master sat cross-legged at the top of the room, with (as it seemed to Salih) a miglity array of books around him. Texts from the Koran ornamented the walls, texts written in every variety of Arabic caligraphy, that’most artistic eflort of scribes. Salih’s eyes lingered longingly ou those wonderful and sacred curves, on which local religious art had expended all its powers. Could he but learu to write like tliatl And then to hear the bop reading each his appointed task, in such an easy, fluent inaiuier, as though the book were inside him, not outside; a familiar part of himself, not a something foreign and mysterious I And the noble sound, too, of (ho ancient and holy words, so different from his Arabic! Then ho would stir up his donkey, and go ou his way sighing. When the great steamers landed their many passengers, and these lounged about the streets or by the canal, many of them, he saw, carried books in their pockets, and took tticni out to read for amiiscmeiit when they had nothing else to do. A gonllcinau in spectacles was oiio day thrown troiii General Booth’s back, owing to the snapping of the girths when that quadruped was just cuturing the court-yard of the hotel at full speed. Out of the pockets of tiie rider flew two books aud a newspaper, and the books bad green aud red bindings, aucl pretty paintings on their outsides, while the newspaper was full of pictures of men and women, and towns and ships. Wonderful to think that such beautiful tilings were made among the Ingliz, only to amuse them I Yes, it must bo the knowledge they possessed that made them rich and powerful; so jiowerful that he had heard it said that great Sultans were among their servants I Ah I knowledge was a fine tiling I but how to get it ? It lived in bocrks locked up securely from all who had not the key, the art of reading with undcrslaiuliiig. Now, one evening, when the moon was hi{^h and bright, Salih sat iu his mother s hut with the Koran in his hand, looking wistfully at the long lines of wcll-oidcrcd letters grouped into each page, just like the soldiers who sometimes exorcised on the sands outside the town. His mother and the other children were asleep, and he was in sole possession of the little outer room. He had been meditating sadly oil the apparent Impossibility of obtaining an education, and had fallen into a kind of doze, when liis attention was aroused by the proceedings of two mice wbich were perambulating the floor inspecting every square inch ill search of some minute particle of edible matter, no very easy thing to discover in that poverty-stricken abode. There was a kind of impudence about these mice, which ho had never observed in others of their species, and which fasíTiTáted him in spite of the mournful thoughts which held possession of his mind. They marched round him (for ho remained motionless) and sniffed at the Item of his dirty garment, as though desirous of making bis acquaintance. It happened that close by his side lay a smaíl brass basin, commonly used for some domestic purpose. Watching his opportunity, lie overturned this basin ao quickly and cleverly, that one of the mice was caught beneath it, imprisoned in the brazen trap. The other fled, but soon returned and commenced-making vigorous assaults upon the strange dome which had descended so rapidly on its comrade. Finding this in vain, it retreated to its hole. It came forth again after an absence of a few moments, holding something in its mouth, the something was heavy tor the mouse appeared to support it with difficulty; it was round, too, and glittered slightly when the moonbeams fell upon it. Up to the aide of the basin, romote from Salih, advanced the mouse with its burden, which it deposited on the floor, and then retreated a short distance. Halting a yard or two oflT, it sat up and looked intently at the bo}'. Salih reached out liis hand and picked up the object which the mouse had brought It was—yes— there could be ¿o doubt, it was—a piece of gold, an ancient coin, a dinar of the'old Sultans of Egypt who had reigned before the Turks were heard of. The mouse intended it as a ransom for its imprisoned friend. There is a belief very pi*evalcnt among Orientals, that any extraordinary boldness on the part of mice is a sui-e sign of their possessing a treasure of some sort Capital is supposed to confer upon them the same ndcpendonce of demeanor which it does upon human beings. The mice had displayed extraordinary impudence in their approach ot him, therefore Salih was quite sure there must bo more money in their hoard than the single dinar which had been produced. He therefore replaced the coiu wliere the mouse had Igld it, and shook liis head, in order to convey to the expectant animal that more must be forthcoming before a release could be granted to the cajitive. After waiting a little, the mouse retired with a disappointed air, but i*c-appeared quickly with another dinar, similar to the first, iu its mouth. This it deposited on tlie floor by tlie other, and sat up in a suppliant attitude, as though asking for pity and consideration. The boy’i oupidity and hope now began to rise together, and he had no thought of liberating his very profitable prisoner until perfectly sure that ho had exacted the uttermost farthing wliich the pair could command. So he continued to maintain a stern and unyielding countenance, on which the petitioner could perceive no sign of compassion. A third journey to the hole now neys had been made to the treasun’^, and twenty-five dinars exhibited to the delighted gaze of Salili, the mouse departed and reappeared with—no coin, but au old leather bag or purse. Bringing this to a part of the flooi where the moonbeams shone bright-osl, it carefuilv turned the receptacle inside out. There was uotliiiig witli-iii. The bag was evidently the original house of the dinars strewed around, and it was also clear that no more were fortlicomuig; the poor nionso was bankrupt; and with a touching air of resignation it seated itsclt by the empty purse and looked beseécliiiigly at the master of the sit-iiarion. That young gentleman saw that the bottom of the poor creature’s pocket, so to speak, was reached. It had given its all for its companion’s freedom. The sex of the animal was not distinguishable; it might be a bridegroom, imploring for the release of his captive bride—it might bo a wife, begging for lier husband’s liberty. In any case, it had deserved well of Salih, and fully sensible of this fact,.he raised the brazen basin, and set free the palpitating little prisoner, which fled immediately, with the utmost precipitancy, rattling the coins in its flight to join its partner. Both lost no time in disappearing into the hole. When all was quiet again, the boy sat as one entranced. Could the scene lie liad witnessed and taken part in be a reality ? Was it not one of those del tiding dreams wliich, he had heard, often came to torment the longing and mock the desirous ? But there lay the gold on tlie floor. Yes, but perhaps lie was still dreaming. He pinched himscltonce or twice to make sure that this was not the case. No, he was wide awake, there could bo no doubt about that; so he got up and clutched the dinars with a feverish hand. He had never seen so many gold pieces together before; aud indeed liad seldom seen any at all. Many times did he pick up each and turn it over, with its mysterious legend and royal cypher; and when ho was at last convinced that ho was boiia fide master of twenty-five good, solid, heavy dinars, ho could keep his own counsel no longer, aud called to his mother. The rest of that night and most of the succeeding day was spout in considering what should be done with this niiracuIonsly'Obtaiiied windfall. At last it was settled Uiat halt of it should be spent in improving the external appearance of the internal comforts of their abode; and tlie other half should be devoted^ to the commencement ofl Salih’s Ion(od-for education. Two days afterwwds he took his place among the lowest class of that school into which his admiring eyes had so often glanced. Time has passed since tlisn, and Salih is a man. He is well tagght in all the wisdom which the tnodern Egyptians possess, and may, perhaps, be a ))asba some day. And if you can find him in the bazaar ot Suez, he will, perhaps, give you in his own words this story of the mouse’s ransom.—[London Society. La Comedienne. BY G. B. UONTOOHKEY. Here, where the nignt is changeU A WHOLESALE MURDERER. Tito Career a Uandit Who Killed Thirty-two Mon. : place, ana a tnird coin was produced. The same dumb show was presented, and the piece proceeded as before between the two actors. Sometimes the mouse would sit for a longer space than at others, in the hope, apparently, that the extortionate youth would either pity, or become wearied with long wailiug;biit finding these expectations disappointed, it w’ould again return to the treasure house for another dinar. Salih, when telling the story afterward, asserted that its visage lengthened perceptibly with each journey it took. The floor was soon strewed with gold pieces, the original glittering hue of w hich had been dimmed by loii|f neglect, and the deposits of cciiluries.of mold; here and there though, brilliant flashes caiiic frotn those parts of them which had been clawed by the mice when they turned over, and doubtless counted, their hoard. When twenty-five separate jour- Iiito a 8of(ono<i glory, I see yuur faces raog-'d Like visions iu a story— Far as the night from me: Thuugii near, since art uas bour.d us; Bt a sweet alcheniY, While Its dream world lies around us: A world of dream, ret real, Full of old love and sorrow. Full of the old ideal That poets call to-morrow. Goii’s mercy t wo have hearts. Ah! iheit is moru than fashion In the mere play of parts And subtle tnckeof passion; Our tears arc often—tears. Our idie words nnd seeiningt Siirt ei hops of dead years. Or Arcs from deeper gleamlngs, —lUarper’a Bazar. Reasons for GommittlnicSaloitle. One woman committed suicide because lier mothci* did. Aiiotiier suicide, sex not stated,was credited to a pimjile on tlie nose. A AVcst Virginia young person killed herself because her parents refused permission that she should become a Mormon. Olio New York man—name lacking —shot himself because he had no cash to put in the platter at church, and another died to “do good to the rest of inaiikind.” One man walked to a shady spot on a summer day with a lump of ice and sundry bottles. There he mixed himself a delicious deadly punch and died. What shall be said of the persons who jumped into furnaces, who soaked themselves w’ith kerosene and lighted it, who drove spikes in their brains, who tested guillotines built by themselves, who crawled through barbed wire fences until death followed upon exhaustion? Shooting is by far the most popular wav of sliufllliig out of life, perhaps, because so many more men commit felo do so. Bolsouiiig is a good second, aucl is characteristic of women. The man who impaled liimsclf on his own wooden leg is like the bird wliich puzzled Dundreary—ho must “llock by himself.” It is rather more than two to one that a suicide will happen in tlie daytime, and more happen on the lltli of the inoiuli than any other day. . “I have no appetlie,” complain rauny sufl'erers. lluod’s Sursaparillu gives an appelUe niui enables the stooiacb to pcr-iorm luUuty. [Denver Tribnns-Keiniblican.J Adjutant General Taylor, of Colorado, has in Ins cabinet, in the Barclay Block, a rude knife sheathed in buckskin, once the property of old Espinosa, the terrible Mexican who killed thirty-two white men, not out of malice nor for the purpose of robbing, but simply because ho had a passion for bloodshed. Espinosa w'as killed by a detachment of First Colo rado Cavalry, which was sent frotn Fort Garland by Colonel Sam. F. Tappan. The knife was presented to Louis N. Tappan, and by him to the collection iu charge of General Taylor. It is au cvii looking weapon made probably by Espinosa himself, the blade being covered with dark spots, doubtless of blood. It is matter of conjecture on tiie part of those who sec it as to whether this instrument despatched all of the thirty-two victims, a supposition uot quite plausible, as the dreadful murderer was kiiowu to liavo been very expert in the use of liis gun. Nothing is known of the early life of Espinosa. lie was first discovered selling whisky to tbe Indians ou the border of Mexico, and was arrested for this unlawful proceeding, the officers intending to make him prisoner. Ho eluded them however, made his escape, and was not heard of for some time. About this time dead bodies began to be found in that part of Col orado. Iu the gulches, in the mining camps, among the rocks, in many a sequestered spot, bodies were found which seemed to have been dispatched in the most brutal manner. Week after week, month after month, this state of things went on. Tlte Colorado earth was soaked with blood which reeked in sun and shade. For mouths no clue could be found to the murderer. The many and frequent deaths were iiiexiilicahle. Black mystery hung over the young Territory. People were afraid to venture oilt after dark, and, in fact, did not feel safe even in the daytime. After a lapse of long weary months, a Mexican woman one day crossed Baton Pass, jnst above Trinidad, in company with a white man in au am bulancedrawn by mules. Journeying slowly along over the steep I’ocks, the pair were suddenly surprised by having thett Tiorses fired' npoii and killed. The roan succeeded in making his escape in the mountains, but the woman was made prisoner by the two Mexicans who had killed the horses. One of the Mexicans was Espinosa. The woman remained iu captivity some time, but finally escaped one dark night and made her way back to her people, wlio lived jnst above Trinidad, at Purgatoiro. During her captivity she had soon fixed the identity of the numerous murders with which Uie Territory was ringing. She had studied the man, observed his plans, and was positive that she was right in her conclusion. No sooner had she returned to her people than the news went abroad, and pursuit now became fixed upon one Mexican named Espinosa, who was believed to be guilty of all this indiscriminate slaughten All this happened in 1862 and ’63, Espinosa being next heard of in California Gulch, where he was again up to his old trick ot separating the soul from the body. Ui>oii the heels of the murders the miners of California Gulch followed fast iu hot pursuit of the villain, finally overtaking and killing a younger brother of Espinosa’s, who ravaged the country under Ills leadership. Espinosa, however, escaped his ¡lursuers a second time, and was next heard ot in the San Luis Valley. In the meantime the Territorial Legislature had offered a large reward for him, dead or alive, and several men were out on the search. Early one aufumn morning, Just at sunrise. It transpired that Espinosa was camped near Grayback Gulch, in the Sangro do Christo range, on the southwest slope, about twelve miles from Fort Garland. The men in pursuit were on this side of the mountain, feeling sure that Espinosa was somewhere in the region, although they had no idea that tliey were anywhere in his immediate vicinity. A man whose name Is'I’om Tobin, still living in the San Luis Valley, was the scout in advance of the soldiers. Tobin was known as a dead sure shot^ it having been said for years that he had never aimed at any living thing and missed it. 'I’his man, riding cautiously along ill the autumn sunrise, was attracted by the smoke of a oamp fire in a ravine. Quickly dismounting from his horse, he crept cautiously along, accompanied by one of the young men in his detachment, until lio gained a place where he could see, the first glance revealing two Mexicans leisurely cooking their breakfast in tlio very heart of the ravine. It needed but an instant for Tobiu to see that the grim, copper-visagcd old man so caretully broiling his niitolopo steak on the coals was none other than Espinosa, w1h> might well have been christened th&“lled Handed.” .Making up his mind in an inslaiil Tobin said to his coinpanioii: “PH shoot at the old man. You aim at the yijjjug one I” These iiis'li'uctioiis, Tobin afterward explained, were given because he knew his friend was a poor shot,, and Ife felt suro that his own aim was better directed upon Colorado’s arch fiend. Both men raised fhoir guns, both fired, and the unsuspecting father of innrdcr, old Epinosa, fell over the red coals, a lifeless corpse. In exact accordance with the notions of Tobin, the other man’s aim failed in its purpose, only wounding the young Mexican, upon whom Tobin soon drew his gun and dispatched as quickly as ho iiad done the elder. The intrepid Tobin then sent his companion to look aftoi' their horses,which they had left some rods away, and, without any witnesses save heaven and the blood-stained rocks of the ravine, deliheratcly severed old Espinosa’s head from his body, drew the long black hair up over his scalp, tied it ill a knot, and, making his way to the spot where liis friend was standing with the horses, stuck his saddle-horn through the knot of hair, and rode into Fort Garland, where he was received with enthusiasm, cx-Gov eriior Gilpin, then the Governor of the Territory, being there with sol dlers, all of whom gave Tobin a hearty reception. The reward offered for Espinosa was largo, but Tobin had great diffi crlty in securing it. One Legislature after another considered or pretended to consider his claim in a weary “circuiniocutiun office” kind of a way the years slipping away in the mean time, witheut Tobin's having receivcc a cent. In the end, however, ho received half the sura offered, which was a very comfortable amount Tobin is an old hunter and trapper, and one of the central figures in Col orado’s early history. Ho visited Denver two years ago, but spends most of his time in his old haunts. Kit Carson’s son married his daugh ter aud lives in the same section, having been recently oleclod Sheriff of the county. As for Espinosa, he was a born desperado, who never plundered, and who did not coiiiiuit murder as the means ot gratifying revenge, but simply, it is thought because “he had a fancy for the tragic.” It is a singular fact that he never robbed the men ho murdered, money aud valuables having been frequently found ou dead bodies. His character is one of the most striking of any desperado over heard of iii the West, and tiis memory still lives in the hearts, of scoroof early pioneers, who, for a period of two years, never lay down to sleep at uight without dreading his approach. Tiie Presldeni’e loduerry. [SprSnsrHclcI Repubiican.J It isIiUio woudcr that the President wants a country house where he can escape the importunities of the office-seekers. How Mr. Cleveland finds time to consider the facts and weigh the candidates for the offices in his appointment is a mystery, and probably no one but a man of his physique could do it Hour after hour is cc sutncd every day in receiving little ward politicians wlio present indorsements or charges affecting men who arc probably unknown to a quarter ot the people in fhclr own localities, and (hen the President sits up late into the evening laboriously aud conscieu-tiously aiiHWoring letters from this same class of little great men, the bosses of some corner grocery or city barroom. He is very courteous and very patient, though he has to draw the Hue when tliese people become too tedious. 1 was in the President’s reception room last week when one of these individuals had presented bis views for .about five minutes, and then said: “I would just like to show you the papers relating to the charges.” As he began to feel in his pocket for them, Mr. Cleveland siuldciily assumed an air of statuesque indifference, and W’ith his figure half turned looked steadily out of the window. The zealous worker took the hint, murmured, “I guess on the whole it won’t bo wise,” and hastily took his departure. It seems as though the time must soon come, if it has not already, when the size of the country will compel leaving all these minor aiipoliitmonts to the heads of dcpartmonts. I w’as talking the other day with (listiiiguished Democrat, a warm friend of the Administration, and he was deploring the tremendous waste of time .and .the terrible strain put upon the President by attempting to decide personally upon all those detallas. He ought, this gentleman urged, to select Clabiiict officers whom lie trusted, define to them his imlicy in making appointments, and leave them to carry it out In details. This would leave time for the consideration of general questions affecting the policy of the Administration and the well being ot the Nation. Mr. Cleveland is trying to doevervthing by Ids own hand, and some of his Cabinet ufficcrs are emulating him in tlut respect, if in nothing else. 3fr. Manning broke down under the strain, splto of the wonderful ability and power of work which ho brought to the head of the Treasury Deparimeut. The Poer. BY C. B. L. The orthodox poet and slinscrr of meter shonid be a sound slee]>or and viforous eater: Join the learning of FadI to the fervor of Feter, know the balancing rlivDies and the rbrtb-mical teeter Of lilacs and sniliax, Of zephyrs and lieifer*. Of ballads and salads, Of over-arched bowers of areenerjr and flowon; And work on one rhyme for hours upon uoars. Know the whole range of history from Clere-land to Friani, and the thought of all lands from New Brunswick to .Siam, and work like a drudge at a dollar per dicna, love all lovely objects with no cash to buj ’em: Such as roses and posies, Aud mountains nnd fountains. And pictui-es aud fixtures. And xorgeoiis paniions for Lauras and Liliana, And a largo bauk deiKisit far up in the milUon* His lines ahonld be full of nabobs and emirs, ol giaours and klinns and orient dreamers, of cyniltals nnd shawms nnd Tietorious atcainers, and end iu a ciiuiax ot glory and acrcamers. With clashing and slashing! With roaring and pouring! With luhgingand plutigingl And burst in a chasm of blank protoplasm! In a gunpowder chaos audUyuauiite spasm I -fTld-Bits. CURRENT FUN. Like tlio Perl'uma Wafted from beds of flowers is the breath that has been rendered agreeably odorous with Sozodont, which coipraunlcatea to tho teeth a warble whiteneas, uiul to the gunik h roseate tint. Use it, aud beauiiiy your moulb. Tbe fiehericB question—la there anything left In tbe pocket flask f—[Philadelphia Herald. in tbe bands of lovely woman the cowhide is mightier than the slipper.—[New York Journal. “What did your father leave you when bo died, Pat.?” “Faith, he left me aa orphan['Hd-BIte. It is observed that tbe marriageable girl of tlie period talke horse because it fe tbe language of tbe groom.—[Tid-Biis. A waiter In a Ilartford (Conn.) restan-raut bas fallen beir to $9J,00a “AU ibinge come to btm who waiu.”—[New ilavea Newe. It can be truthfully eaid of keroseae and natural gas that they have done much to elevate tbe poaitlon of the cook.—[ Baet Bud BulletiD. .Brother Jonatbau—“1 ean’t understand what Tou aay. What have you got in vour mouth f” Cauuck—“Wo’me fo* balu”— [Chicago Nows. Siuce Judge Fullerton hne been retained to argue for the reduinptloii of Confederate honda, ft Is supposed he will take hU fee iu them.—[Albany Times. “There are a great many waya of catching flies, but 1 still adhere to flv paper,” at the man aatd when be sat dowu on a aheel of it.—Dansville Breexe. i»^M'l®;;Wt>'fliBnil«i fB Chloago ara without Biblea. Tbe 8J,000 other lamlliee who have Biblea tbey iiavor use should come to the rescue.—[Pioayune. Minister Cox Is going to visit tbe Khedive. The Kbedive bas a paaba to make hie epeeobvB for him, and Cox rellee ou hia own say-trap.—[fYaihfngton PosU Tbe need of takiiig the Weather Bureau away from tbe War Department is not nearly so obvious as tbe need of taking It away from [Inzeo.—[New York 8uu. Paul (who ia permitted to ask tbe blese-in^)—“God bless aunty and the girls, and me, too, aud hleas all that is on this table, except the oooklos, which are not very good.”—[Life. An original way of answering two quea-tione at a time: “Here, Biddy, ray darling, wbat’a the time of night and where’a tbepertaty pnd Ungf” “Ii’a eight, sir.”— Bultlmora News. There are about 1,000,000 laboring men organized in uuious lu this country. They call the other 10,000,000 of us “scabs.” Thai’s what mtike us feel sore.—[Spring-fluid (Mass.) Union. Friend (taking leave after spending tbe evening)—“Admirable talker your wife It, Brown; 1 ootild listen to her a whole nighL” Brown (with a sigb} -“Ah, 1 often dol’’—[London Punch. Secretary Lamar abould not fool with Sparks aud endanger the entire Fire Do-panment, when one turn from tbe boas would end the whole business in smoke aud steam.—[Ljavouworth Times. “Are you afraid of scarlet fever among }Our children, Mra. W.f” “Oh, no,” re>. piled .Mrs. W„ “not very. It ran through my sister’s family of aix childreu and she ouly lost two.”—[New York Sun. “Did you mail that letter I gave you this iiioruing, dearf” “Yes, uo; what If I did? I sbouldu’t wonder, come to think, whv, to be sure, certainly, of course. What have you got for dinuerf”—[N. Y. Journal. Horse Dualer—“That boss! Why, sir,he’s one oi the best auiiuals 1 ever hud my hands on.” Purchaser—“flow is bo ou the roadP’ Horse Dealer-“31y, he’s one of best rodents you over see!”—[I'id-Bits. In tbe linal distribution of maukiucl tbe hottest corner in tbo hottest ward will be reserved for tbe ecanJai mouger, and that will be a refrigerator iu comparison to what they deserve.—[Hanover (Mich.) Tiroes. “Pap,” said little Jacob, looking up from bis Sunday School paper, “here is a piece ibat saye ‘Beer versus Whisky,* shall 1 read It?” “Trow dat paber lu de achtove, Sbakv. Innv mana vot toys beer is vorse as vlsky aiu’t fit lor nodings except kiud-llug vood.”—[Exchange. Champolreau assists at a railway acol-deut. An idea.atrikes him and be hunta uo the conductor. “Monsieur,” he aave earnestly, “it is alware said that it It the forward car which suflera tbe greatest dam. age iu an accident of this kind. Then why not do without it hereufler P’—[French Joko. • • • • Secret, Involuntary drains upon the svstcra promptly cured. Large book giving particulars, 10cents In stamps. Address World’s Dispensary .Medical As-soolution, C63 Aiuiu street, Bufl'ulo, N. X.

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