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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - May 1, 1884, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. XLI. Wo. IS.OIWOITVWXTI, THUirsr>XY, MXY 1, 1S84. $1 Per Year. ToTiieocritnNin Winter. Ah. leave the smoke, the wealth, the roar Of liOiiilon, an<t the noisy street, For Htill, liy the SIcilinn sliore. The murmur of the mu'*c is sweet. Still, still the suns of suniuicr gi-ect The niounuiin gniTC of Ilolikc; AikI sliepliertis still their ■ mga repoat, And giizc on the Sicilian sett! 'tV'hat though they worsltiu Pan no more. That giianlcil onco tlie sheiiherti'a aeut, They cimtter of tlieir rustic lore, Tliey va'ch the wind auioiiir the wheat! Cic;il!is rliirji. t!ie young l.nmhs bleat, TVhare wiii.<|»n's pino to cvprew trco; Tliey count the wares tiiat idly beat, And gate on the Sicilian tea I Theocritus! Tlton canst rcatorc Tmi pleusant years, and overllect; With thee we live, as wen of yore, Afe rest whore r inui ig wa'o «meetl And then—we turn uuwllliua ie«;t And seek the world, so must it be; We may not linger in thcheat. And gaze on the Sicilian aoa! Uastcr, wtici. rain and snow and aleet And iiortlMTii w-iiula aro wild, to thee We reme, we rest in ihv retreat. And gaze on the Sicilian tea! -[A. Lane. MOTES AND KEVrS. Th« late Duke of Bueclciiuh own«d the greater partoi three Bcotch countiet. OnmliettH’s grave ia still covered with funeral wreaths, and bushels of visitiag cards are placed on his gravestone. Herbert Bi>enoer’s bealtb is failing, and be has been advised to take a long trip abroad. lie will go to Australia and New Zealand. A .voting man in Braintree, VU, has Just reci'ived a bequest of |6,<NiO frum an old gcntloniaii, a stranger, to wliocu be did a chance luvor a few years ago. A Sun Fra iieiseo woman seated herself in the OiKTU House aisle and threatened to ‘‘holler lire” if the policem.in removed her. She sat the ojicra out uiiinulested. Mrs. Wiiitinan, a lady sculptor of Boston, is engaged on u bust of iliss Ellen Terry. Englisli sock tv Jonrnuls say that both she and Mr. Irving are much “busted.” A single cuttle ranch in Te.xas, at the hoatl of Bed iiiver, is s:iid to coniaiu neat’* ly 2»,UOO iicres more tliun the entire State of Uliode lal.tud contains iii territory. Verdi is an imprcssive-looking old man, with siiuw.whitc hair and inustiicbe. Bis spirits and heiilth have been failing ever since the death of NVuguer, which ulTeuted him deeply. While her arms were in the suds, the other day, a Uocklaud (Me.) washer, wuipan received the weluoine news that she tiud inuerited a fortune of about tifteeu thousand doliars. The estate of Daniel AVeUter, in Marsh-field, Mass., Is advertised for sale. His bouse was btimeda few years ago. and has been replaced by uuother, but his law oC> iicc remains us it was when he used it. The Governor of the State of Colima, Mexico, has cuminisslonetl Emilio Mahlo to map th«' I.:«ko of San Tedrito with a view bf (fruiiiing it. It Is suppust d that this lake Is the cRih»e ot the uuuuul yellow fever epi* lemie. The remains of the late Governor Alexander H. Stephens of Georgia,it ie said, are to be n*movwi by his relatives from Oakland Ceinetury, Atlanta, to the old family burying ground, near Crawt irdviile, where his fuiber and mother are buried. Mrs. Dubys, daughter of General W. T. Slicrman, owns a plantation at Pass Christian, Miss., and the place is famous for having one of the richest, rose gardens in the entire South, exhibiting more than three hundred and fifljf varieiiee. The Indian papers etvte that King The-baw, of Biii wuh, wboee acts of deapotio cruelty were at one time eo notorious, con-tinuee to exhibit himwdf in the ebarsoter of a “refoi incd monarch.” In addition to the recent improvements introduced by him into the adniinistration and laws, he bus just issued a prrKilumatiou announcing imiKN’tant reforms in the financial eysteu of bis kingdom. A Plilludelphia Preee correspoadent writes that since their return to England Mr. Matthew Arnold and his family have repeatedly expressed great delight and gratification at the reception accorded them ill America. IndeeiE Mrs. Arnold and lier daiigbters scarixdy Ulk of any-tbing else, and olten declare that they do nut know how they shall seltle down to their «piiet home 'lifb uguiii after being “made so iniieh of” in ibis country. Btsinarck has administered aoharaoter-iatiu snuli to the Sclentitiu Society of Berlin, which, on bis recent sixty-ninth birthday, ofl'cred him honorary membership, a distinction not declined by Hie great Von Moltke. Bismarck, like Wagner, Liszt, and a few other eminent Germana, disap- [irovcd, it iipiieara, of vivisection. “Noth-ng on earth,” be replied, on receiving the Scieiititic Society’s invitation, -would induce me to become in any way whatever the colleague of Virchow or of Moniuisen- 1 am u DiicUir of Law ot Gottingen and an honorary citizen of Berlin—1 am aatlsliixl.” KlTccis of the Wheat Decline. riMiilutlclphia Times.) Tho fannevs may as well prepare for low prices diii'in/the coming year unless some nil foreseen disaster befalls the ootning crop. Tho foreign markets appear to be well Bupplicil. The surplus on band is larae ami tiie crop promises to be goo<l. This newl not he ¡Mirtentous of disaster to the l)usiiv'8>* interests of th i counlry it both fiuincrs and traders look the fact squarely in the face and prepaix- in time to cui the business gernienl according to the cloth. The trouble in such cases usually arises from anticipating too much and mortgaging the future on tlie atreugth of such Miiticipations.FOR EACH OTHER, “Solid comfort” can be realized by those suflenng from all forms of Scrofula, If tl will take Hood’s Sursuparilia and be cur Young lambs In John Day Valley, Oregon, are being carried off by eagles. rrevaleneo of Kidney Complatut In Aoierir..'i; “Buoha-palba" Is a quick, oouiplets cun. |l. BY ERKF.ST WARKKX. Mrs. Noble sat iu. what she called her moruing-room, sewing, and her three companions were her three childi’en, Harry, Lilly and Fmldy— not that she wanted any otiicr companions, for she had an idea that these three were the principal inhab-itant.s of the globe. She used to be a good deal in love witli her linsband some years before, and though not even her enemies could accuse her of being anything less than an attcctionatc and devoted wife, it is not to be feared that her ideas of the head of the family had resolved themselves into the one all-important fact, that he was simply the “children’s papa.’’ Now George Noble himself was a simple-ltoaricd, loving, easy-going hiraband; and if the thought sometimes obtruded itself with provoking persistence into his mind that he played second tiddio to a mortifying extent in his own house ever since the arrival of the babies, he was much too good a father to give the idea room in his heart. lie wished that Flora would give him a little more ])crsonal attention at times; lie would like to take her to a theater or a conceit sometimes—to both of which lie liked to go himself —DOW and then; or, falling that spo-cios of entertainment, he would even have liecn grateful if she could have found time to read to him an hour oi-two in the evening as she used to do, or listen while he read. But Flora was too busy or prcoccu-¡lied, or Lilly’s dress had to be finished. Harry wanted embroidered collars, or Fmldy had a new tooth coming, and was cross, iioor darling! George, w4io was in a [irofitablc business, and had ‘plenty of money, suggested nurses awd scamstressses; but Flora tossed her head, and informed him, with some indignation, that only a mother conid pi-oiicrly tend and sew for her cliildreu. George accepted the rebuke meekly and acknowledged that it would be univasonabic to find fault with a mother for too great devotion to her duties. In this way George got into the habit of taking his amusements alone; and although invitations still came addressed, as a matter of form, to Mr. and Mrs, Noble, it was quite understood that Flora’s home duties prevented her from going into society, and George soon ceased tp presa the matter. When invitations came that he wished toaoccpt he dressed and went out, and Flora seldom cared enough to ask how he had spent his ovoning. Matters were like this, and had l)ccn for several years, when Flora was first iiitroiluced to your notice. As she sat at work in tiic morning room—though why it was called “morning room” would be haixl to explain, for its owner might liave been found in it morning, noon and evening, and sometimes even at inid-niglit—biie and the ctiildreu made a nice domestic pictnro. Elien came to the door and announced— '•Mrs. Williamson, ‘who begged Mrs. Noble wouldn’t stand on ceremony with her.’” Mi*s. Noble wished in an nndcrtone “tliat people would stay at liome and leave her in peace to attend to her housoliold.” Then turning to Ellen she told her to show tho lady into the morning room. Mrs. Williamson came in, rustling in a channiug toilet. She was young and pretty, too, and for some reason Mrs. Noble felt pro-vokmi when she saw her. It would have been difficult to say why, for she was much prettier herself, had she taken any trvmble to evince the fact; and it could scarcely have been on account of her pretty dress, for Mrs. Noble professed to de>plsc dress. Mrs. Williamson talked of every subject under tho sun, except babies. Of them she did not sucak bccuusc slie Iiad none, and was absolutely ignorant of the Ruhjoct. If she had had a single word to say about it, she would certainly have said it. Just as sh*e rose to go, she said, with unexpected suddenness— “You know wo have a great belle this season—even you must have I'.card of her, aUhongh you never go out, bccanso Mr. Noble is her most devoted admirer.” Mrs. Noble's heart gave a iKuind as though an electric machine were somewhere near, and had charged right into it. Tho color flamed up in her checks, as she answered— “No, she had not heard of tlic young lady—WHO was she ?” “Not a young lady at all—a widow —Mrs. St. Albuus. How funny that Mr. Noble had never mentioned her —lie was such an admirer; really, if it were licr husband,” etc., etc., etc. Mrs. Noble scarcely heard her, and answered her adicux iu a very dis tracte<l manner. Her heart was on fire. Geijrge tho ardent admirer of another woman—George, her Qeorge, devoting himself to a rival, while she sjient her life taking care of his house and rearing his children—never going to party’, theater, opera, anywhere —hut for years makiug a domestic drudge of herself. She didn’t reflect how much she was to blame tliat it was so, and how George had striven, years ago, to prevent her from absorbing herself in household ailairsthat he would gladly have hired servants to attend to. No; licr first and only thought was to see this siren who was stealing her husband from her, and to win him back to his lawful allegiance. Harry, observing his mother's ab-stredioii, got up a lively quarrel with Lilly and tumbled her hair, wliilc Freddie got at the water iu the marble basin, dabbled his hands iu it, and wetted his best new embroidered dress. But the mother neither saw nor heeded. She was going over in her mind the list of her party dresses, which were all old-fasiiioncd, and deciding that she must have some new ones. Freddy tumbled off a chair, and was loft lor Ellen, who chanced to conic in just then, to pick up and console. The cliildrcn began to think the world was coming to an end; and when Ellen and the cook retired to rest tliat night, the former confided to the dignitary of the kitchen that “she was sure something awful had hap])encd to missus.” because wlieii she told her that Miss Lillie had gone to bed with a headache, and Master Freddy was hoarse froin dabbling in the water, she had just said— “Oh, nonsense! there’s nothing the matter with them.” On the next day, however, Mrs. Noble was so far returned to herself as to show the usual care of and for her oifspring. At the same time, she contrived to keep a sharp look-out on her lius-hand. She questioned him with considerable skill aoont Mrs. St. Albans, and inanaged to make him talk ot her. She thought he seemed confused, and he ccrtaiuly showed more enthusiasm in regard to the lady’s apjK'ar-aucc tlian w as at all necessary. It was enough. Flora was furiously jealous. In the course of the week, two cards of invitation came to the Nobles. “Are you going out to-morrow night, George?” Flora asked, with more carelessness than she felt. “Oh, yes, I think I’ll drop in at Spriggin’s for an hour or two,” was the unsuRpccting aiufwer. Mrs. Noble only observed that he didn't ask her to go with him. With a bitter smile shs! thought. Oh, of course—she is to be there.” She said nothing, but she resolved to attend the Spriggin’s party. Mrs. Spriggin was an old friend, and it would not look so strange to go there alone, for she had no intention ot going with George. She was not long behind him, however. She had inst waited to see the children tucked into bed and fast asleep, and for the first time in live years attired herself in evening dress, and smiled to sec that the glass did not reflect the figure of a dowdy. George Noble was, indeed, somewhat interested in Mrs. St. Albans, but the interest was of a very 8ui>cr-licial character, although ill natured |)cople had made remarks about it. She was lively and bright, and seemed to like him. She listened with wrapt attention when he spoke. She bestowed on him long and tender glances from her great dark eyes. She spoke to him iu low, sweet, confidential tones. George had for so long felt himself a nonentity iu his own house that his masculine vanity was touchcU to find that other women found him interc‘st-ing, even though his wife seemed no longer to think so. Ho was grateful to Mr. St. Albans for making him feel himself of sonic consequence, and he showed his gratitude by admiration. Flora watched this little play, and lier heart ached sorely—she had, slie feared, lost her husband by allowing him constantly to go into society alone. At last she blamed bersclf, and her sclf-repraachos were truly most bitter. George had just reHÍgne<l Mrs. St. Albans to a partner who claimed her, and stood wabhing her slender, Kvlph-like form whirling through the dance. Flora was watching her too—not without a sort of reluctant admiration—although she said to licrscH: “She isn’t pretty a bit. 8lic has only eyes and a gracctul figure, without an ounce of flesh on it. ’ Tears sprang to hor eyes, but she liehl them back bravely. “Who is that very handRomc woman?” was presently asked in George’s heaiing; “that one wlio never takes her eyes off Mrs, St. Albans. She can’t be jealous. She’s a hundred times liandHuiner.” Tlie question passed round to several people before it was answered. At Ust a lady reptiicd. “Oh, that it Mrs. Noble—George Noble’s wife.” “Noble’s wife? Is it jKiRsiblc? Why, «he’s a perfect beauty. What can ho see in that little black-eyed widow, when he has such a wife as his own’” George’s ear tingled. His face flnshed. He moved away, and looked aiound for his wife. It was some time before he recognized her, and then—could that be Flora ? That regal-looking woman, iu black velvet, witli neck and anns of snow, and dusky hair piled up like a crown on the top of her fine head. Hor face was as fresh as a rose, her chock as round as a peach. She looked like a girl alongside of women merely her own age, but who were worn, sallow, and hollow-ej ed with fashionable revelry. George made his way to her side as quickly as ho could move. “You here, darling ?'’lie said, “I am amazed—I thought you hated such gatherings.”    ‘, “Well, in a general way I do; bnt I think it is right to go out, occasionally, just to see how the wórld turns round.” “Well, you see it Is turning round here quite lively. Will you favor me with a waltz? I shall'esteem it an honor.” “But a wife miisn’t dance with her own husband.” “8ho certainly miisn’t w^ltz with anyone else, when she’s my wife. And then, you know nobody will recognize you.” As he clas[)cd her waist, and sup-iwrted her to tho lovely music of Strauss’ waltzes, George whispered— “I am so glad von came, darling. You are by all odds the haudsomcst woman in the room.” “Do you really think so?” said Flora, delighted. “I know so—I’ll challenge any man that doubts it.” George w as so devoted, tliat halt-a-dozen people accused him of carrying on a desperate flirtation with his own wife. He positively forgot Mrs. St. Albans’ existence, and committed a dreadful breach of etiquette by taking Flora in to supiier. Mrs. Noble found that she could still enjoy a party, and even a round dance, without necessarily neglecting her children or loving them less, ana site speedily decided to accompany George in future when he went into society for amusement, as much as to otter him so much home entertainment that he would willingly stay there. When they badi»their hostess goodnight, Flora and George went home in the same carriage; and if he did pinch her round arm, and kiss her snowy shoulders, surely it body’s business. He felt once more that she l>elouged to him, from that hour there were not two more happy people in the world— two wlio lived more for each other, and studied each otiier's liappincss, than George and Flora Noble. A Perfect Day. We went together up the»i<!e UI suuie fur liill, on that far dayi Where, In the xmiM,clear atrenmietsglKie, VV here flivkeriux bliudowa iufUy pisv— Au met That tills shouiil be but one loug Memory. A brook was sinf inir In the sun. As if it strove uur ti|M t4j teach t»oiue secret of its u aiers rnu— boiue wurUs lliat scarce ttnd vent in speech; Andse We drank love's cnps and listened to its flow. My sweet, we lingered near the stream Till melting so.d turned all to gray; Aitd now it uuiy seeins a dream, Tlie nicniory of tliut perfect day, Thus psM loive’s hours like bruath-stains breathed upon a glass.FACTS ABOUT ARTHUR. kiss her .^.q Koine Features ol His Policy Rovtewed. A Washington correspondent rc-{lorts a recent talk with a close friend of.President Arthur, with whom he has recently talked freely over the situation, from which the following extracts are taken: “Has the President any ciioice, in case he himself docs not receive the nomination?” “I do not think he has the slightest preference; in fact, I know that his only desire is that flie convention sliall uoininate some Republican who can command the united supjKirt of tlic party, and who can bo elected. The President feels that the party is greater than any one man in it.” Ills CIVIL SERVICE KECUKO. “I would like to say some tilings about the President’s course since he entered the office. Ho has been charged with being a machine hoRS in New York City. The facts arc that after tho President became collector of tho i>ort of New York, he retired from the .State Central Committee, of which he had been a member forsoine years, and lie never served on a coni-niittcc again until after his retirement from the col Icctorshi p. lío not only refused to act in that capacity, but ho declined twice to go to the National Convention as a delegate, because he thought that as collector -lUch action would be improper. Fiir-therinore, ho refused to allow liis subordinates in the Custom House to become officially conuected with any comniiltee, on tho ground (iiat such a course would be Inipropei;, The President, as his letter to John Sherman sliortly before he retired from liic Custom House 8how8« always made it tho nile in tho case of preinotions or appointments in the Custom House for any iinimr-taiif office paying a salary larger than ¿2,000 a year, to make the appointment by promoliun. That letter also shows that the percentage of removals was very inucl» less under General Arthur than has ever occurred before in tbe administration of the Custom House. So the President, while collector, had had some exiieriemie which was of avail to him, after he entered the AVhite House, in regard to the Civil Service reform movement. In his first message he eutercd into this subject of Civil Scrvic? reform, and saia that the movement had his hearty sympathy and co-opcration. lie did not l>clicve that we could ever satisfactorily adopt the English system, for reasons which he tlievc stated, but he did believe that something ouglit to be done to reform the service in respect to tite minor appointments. After the Civil Service act was passed it met with his hcaily approval, although ho rcgai‘dcd it in some measure as tentative, but ho thought tliat, out of the cx|>eri-cncc that the act offered opportunity fur getting, we oould establish a system of Civil Service which would be satisfactory to the country, and which would reform abuses which unquestionably existed. There is no man iu the country more prominently associated with the Civil Scrviea reform movement than Dorman B. Eaton. Mr. Eaton says that had it not been for the cordial and hearty eo-oi)crfltion of the President, the Civil Service law’ would have been a failure. He says that the President lias not only in all cases show’ii earnestness for the best results, but has given to the euminission a great many valuable suggestions which have been adopted. It. does siicni a little curious to the President that, in view of these fact*i, tho Civil Servica reformers of New York liavo not seen fit to accord him the justice which his own acts merit.” HIS AITOINTMEN’TS. “What has been the Presiiioiit’s policy in regard to appointments ?” “The record will show that I can say this, that in every single instance where the President has had an ap-IK>intmeut to make he has first inquired whether there was not a sub-urdiiiate competent to be promoted. Take the cose of Mr. Coons, recently promoted to the Assistant Secretary ship of the Trcasurv, and Mr. Lyman,    _________,  __. actuated by no desire for his own I>crsónal preferment, büt simply by tho desire to allay all the rancor iu the narty in New York State, which has occn growing since Grant’s nuini- ralship. It is probable tliat no minor appointments ever made were more unsatisfactory to ti»e ¡loliticians than these; but in botli these cases tlio President asked the Heeretaries whether there w'as any suboMinates who were competent to fill these of-fuMis. Ill botn cases recommendations were made oy tho Secretaries regai’d-in^ the comiictency of the men ap-Doiutcd, and the President declined to listcu to any political preH.snro from anybody on the outside. The appoint-incut of Mr.Biirrows as Solicitor of tho Treasury was made probably because it was found tnat the Secretary oould uot rcconiinciid any subordinate for promotion. 1 will tell you one intcr-cKting fact about that apiiointmcnt. After Die President liad uctcrmincd to ap)K>iut Mr. Burrows, a prominent Republican politician called upon liitn and suid: ‘Do you know that this man Burrows is a Blaine man, and that he intends to go to the Chicago Convention with the Michigan delegation and make a s|>ccch fur Blaine ?’ *Oh, yes, I know that very well,’ re idicd the President. ‘At least I have heard so; but that has nut entered my mind in making this ap)H>intmeiit.’ 1 want to say, furthermore, tliat iu all cases where the President iias had minor appointluoiits to make, like that of Postmaster, he has left them to the decision of the lucmboi's of Congress for the districts for which the Pustuiastcrs were to be u|)|M>iiite<l. It is absolutely iiniKissiblo for him to make an apiKiiiitmeut of this kind in any other wav.” Ills JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS. “In rcHiioct of Ills aptioiiitincnts to tho lieiich ho has simply aimed to get the best men. Great {loiiticui pressure was made upon tho l*resideiit to fill the vacancy caused by McCrary’s resignation as circuit judge; but the I*residcnt determined to find some cniinont lawyer who liad had experience on the bench, and to appoint him to that place. It was for that reason tliat he appointed Judge Brewer. He feels tiiat his apiioint-nient of Justii'cs Gray and Blatchford to the supreme beiieli are sm li as the entire country without respect to )iai'ty appruve‘il ot, and he says that 111 matters of judicial uppointiiienis, as long as he has the reK|MniHÍbility of making them ho shall he extreonrly careful, liecause a judicial appoiiit-niont lasts beyond the turiuof a President.” UOINU ms DUTV, IIUT HUKTlNO HIMSELF. “Has the Prpsidciit In'en obiigeil to deviate in any rcsiiccl from the line of conduct wnich he laid down fur liiinself when he entered iqion tlie offlee ?”_ “1 do not suppose that It will ever l>e possible for the Amerícan p«jople to understand how General Artliur felt when ho found that through a horrible assassination he was to become President He had his friends, warm jicrsoiial and iMillfical friends, os(>ccially ip New York. Many of them had been koinewhat in anlagon isin w ith the faction of the Rcpbuli-can party which was not called stalwart General Arthur determined after ho became Prcsidept that his first duty w as to forget that he was a Kepiiblican. In other words, I mean that it was his duty to be the President of tlic w’liole coiiiitrv, but lie also dcteniihied that if it lay in his power he W’oiild do what he could to harmonize the factions of the Republican jiarty. Probably nobody will ever know how difficult this latter task the President set for hiinsclf was. llis old-time friends in New York, sooniing not to rcali/x* that General Arthur was one man and the IVcsident of the United States another, with some exceptions, expected that lie was going to lake an ax and do what they desired should be done in the way of puiiishnient. Whatever the President’s iiersonai feelings may have lieeti, he decided that that was a thing which he, as President of the United States, could not do. He further decided that it was a moral oldigation on liiin to carry out, so far as he could, all the promises that ha<i been made by llis predeccsaor. In that rcsiiect the President feels that !ic has done exactly what his judgment dictated he shuuld do; but iu doing it he found that his friends were dÍ8{>osed to take issue w’ith liini, and while his policy has, as he believes, resulted in hai monizing tho party so that tJicru are no such raiicoruus divisions as there were four years ago, he hiinsclf is made the victim of his own work in that respect.” ABOUT COLLECTOR ROIIEUTSON. “Was there not great jirossurc brought to boar on tho President to remove Collector Itobcrtson ?” “Very great indeed, and if you recall the fa<‘t that the President when he was Collector declined to go to a convention as a delegate or to serve Oil a coniniittcc, and couple that with the fact that tlio pres(‘nt (Julloctur has not only done Imtli these things but has in a published intoiwicw an-noiiiicod lliut he favored some other man than General Arthur for (heuomhiatiun, you jMirhaps causee how consistent some of the reformers are who claim that Mr. Robertson is a Civil Service reformer, and tliat the President is not. The very fact that the President has declined, although pressure of the strongest wirt has iMieii bronglit to boar iijion him, to remove either Collector Itobcrlooii or Postmaster Pearoon, who together control sonic 2,(XX) oÉoe holders, and lie na as been growing nation in 1872. I know that it has cost the President tho feicndsliip of men whose ft iendship he hated to lose, because he has refused to Hsten to their ini)><>rtuniticH in regard to these two men. There is no politician in the country who does not realize that, if the President had desired BO to do, lie could have removed these two officers,and api>ointed two men in their places who could Jiavc been of great service to him in building up a iiersoiial following that would have been of avail to him at this time.” The gentleman interviewed declared in eoncUision that the President feels that when his administration is im-jiartially lookwl niHin the vei-dict of the oountrv will be that it lias been wise, judicious and patriotic. He takes credit lor jicreiiiptorlly reversing the jKilicv of the State Department when no took the Executive helm, which was fast drifliug ns into a South American war. He also regards with satisfaction his veto of the famous River and Harbor Bill, in spite of the great iircssure put uimn him to sign it. He believes also that his course on the Chinese question, the tariff, the reduction of the Internal revenue and the silver question has met the cordial approval of all those who have made any study of tlicsc questions. So far as the Star Route trials arc concerned, tlic President feels that they were an inlierit-unce of former years. He Jias tried to do his duly'in that reguixl. He does take sonic pride in this fact, that there has been no scandal during his administrulioii. Not Swcar-Woi'ds. I'l niy Tlmi!».] Tom IbsHl’s puiuiiiis list of apjiropriute titles for new loxjks iiicludeil “A Cursory lliHtor) of Swearing.” A work with that title is uow nDnounoed in London. It is a quaint, schoiarly little volume, and it is authority for tlie assertion lliiit w hen a man Huys, “1 don’t care a dam,” he is not awonr-iiig lit all, hut merely quoting the Duke ot Welliii^'tou, who Inveiiled the uxpreNHloii uiid iiitrodueed ItH uno. It un[>«>ar8 that there iiNod to bo a coin in Iiiuih, of infin-teHiimd vul e eallud “dam,” and tliat is what the man‘‘Uoeen't euro.” So, too, according to the author ol the iMmk, the phrHHo ‘‘don’t CHra a ciirHe’’ is not ui all wli.it it uiqHiiirs to U‘, naiuelv, a milder fbrin of the iron duke’s oatli, but merely the e(|uivalent of “don’t care a ert'as,” tlie word “curse” being an old form of “cross.’’ A ^ood many (lorsons itiuy learn from “A Cursory History of Sweariiix” that iliey never hiivo been profane at all iu their ut-tCTuuces. At Copur d’Alene, ssys a traveler *^no recently arrived at Denver, everything is vsry dear. It costs tweaty-rtve reiiu to get a pai»er by mail, and titty cents for a letter. Knihiiig is ooiisidcred less than a quarter. Shaviug is a quarter, hair out-liiig llitv ceiits, auy kind of a meal cost» $1, and viign liHy cents extra. You can’t get s uisee to sleep for less than |1, even though you bunk on the iloor. The Lover to His Ijaos. Not for ihr soft, tawnr iMMen Wealth of Runshiue n»ab n;; hair, Such as Helen iu tlie olden Days combed back from eye» of rair; Not for cheeks where twin red roue» Grow and bloom, one j»ericct flower; Not for tin» wUcr« love, reoowo, Fiuding there his fuirwi bower; Not for hands in whose dear keeping Lm» my heart In sure control; Eyes wliere mafdea dreams an> sleeping Wliere through shiD«» a maiden soul; Not for pert, coquotish kcrchcr Tied bcncnth adliniiled chin; Not for mind of Roundest nurture Do I seek thy haud to win. Tlioiigh the heaiitr of thy faoe is liriiihter tluui the brightest dav. Though tx'vond comitare thy grace is, Nut for these 1 love the—uny. These are trifles in a s)iou««, and, 1r>v«, my lave is more intemw. Fur 1 love thv handreU UmuRond Dollars iu the four per cents. -IN. T. 8sb. CVBRBNT rUN. girl boj tribu tion l>ox hatl passed, coinpia-cciitly said, “I paid for four, mamma. Was that right ?’’—[Anoiiyinous. An Iiidian Prince lias had a throne made of solid glass. It will now b« l>o8siblc to see the i>ower behind th« tlivono without any trouble at all.— [Burlingtou Freo Press. A scventy-thrcc-ycar-old parros died the other day iu Dubuque. Hit laRt words were:    “I ho|)cd that I might live to see a Democratic President elected and inaugarateil.”—[Boston Post “American titles of distinction,” says the Judge, “are Boaron Wall-strect. Count Yourchlckcii, Earl Ytobed.” Oh, yes, and there’s Duke Conitobed, and Printz Alltheiicws.— [Hawkeyo. An Indiana man iiiri's his divorced wife as his servant. This is considered more honorable than to make one’s wife one’s wrvant without |pv-iiig her a bill of alvorccmciit—[Boston Transcript. “You have had some bad debts on your boolis,” au cxi>crt remarked to a merchant. ‘‘Oh, no,” tha merchant (piickly replied, “the debts are all good enough, but the pay is thüuder-iiig bad.”—[Hawkcyc. them to proriirc three or four divorces before they are old enough to go on the stage, and thus prepare them to come to America with a star engagement the first year.—[Hawkey o. Oh, no, you don’t “laugh and grow fat.” That idea is all wrong. Tlio sentence should be rovcrseif. You grow fat and laugh. When you fat up you have something to laugh for. And other people have something to laugh at. Especially when you try to button your shoes in a railway car.— [Hawkcyc. Astoonomcra toll us in their own siniplo intelligible way that the gradual leiigtlieuiiig of tlie days is ue to the “obliquity of the ecliptic to the terrestrial horizon.” This oiiglit to set at rest tlie foolish idea that the days are longer because the sun rises earlier and sets later.— [Pittsburg Telegraph. “Yes,” said the milkman, “we do have a good deal of milk on our hands Hoiuetinios; but tJiis week we have taken a contract to wiiitowash a couple of barns, so I think wo shall luaiiugc to (ISO up all our suiplus stock. How many pints did you sav ?” and he stirred up another can. —tSau Francisco Post. Weston, the jicdcstrian, has completed a walk of 5,000 miles in lOH days in England. He jM‘rforiiied the feat on total abstiiiciioc principles, though he rubbed the soles of his feet with whisky now and then. There is a lesson in this. A groat many |>er>-soiis would get through tho world better if tJicy were to keep whisky umlcf their iect.—[Norristown Herald. “What did you hit tliat straiigci for?” demanded the isdiccmaii, collar-ing a citizen who iiad just kiioeked down a passing felluw-bciiig with a brick. “By George, otficcr,” sa'd the culprit meekly, “i’ll u|K>lugtze to liiiu and pay his doctor’s bill. 1 did’nt know he was a stniiigi'r. I thoiiglit he was my wife*» brother. I’d rather have cut off niy right arm lliaii to have violated the laws of hospitality.” —[Hawkcyc. “No true lady or gentleman,” nobly and fc;irlcssly reinarks the White Hivi r Juncthiii Landmark, all in tho one State of V’erinont, “no matter how costly or fashionable tkoir raiincuL will sit ill church and cat iH‘anuts. ’ No! Never! Nor will ,i real lady put her feet up on tlie hack of the pew and I hew tobacco during the lung prayer. Jx’t us all buckle in and reform clinrch etiquette at White River .1 nnctAin.—(Hawkeye. Tbfodow Worea. iji pjjjUlnT a Francisco picture with ('hlnameo in it, had to Imttle with » suiierstiiioas ot»j^iion to being drswu. It was the work of uioiillis to jet uukIcIs. If a cbiiisman wss bribol to come for oiis or two days he was »ure uv desert nn liic tbinl, leavlug the oiUst wuh a half ttnikhed Sketch. if vou art tailing, ItOikvn, worn out kml n»rr«*«», u»« ‘‘WctU’ HsalHi Kriicwvf. ” |1. DnigiUU.

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