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VOLUME! XIII.—TOMBER 616.
ATLANTA, GA., SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 3,1887.
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Shaking Across the Bloody Chasm.
Poetic Echoes From the Dead
A Naval Song Reproduced.
Editor Smnrr South: Picking up a copy
of your very interesting paper a few days ago,
I notice that a subscriber—in Texas, I believe
—bad inquired about the old piece of poetry
relative to the capture of the Guerriere, by the
Constitution, during the war of 1812. With
the aid of a correspondent from Memphis,
Tenn., you were able to reproduce only two
verses of it I memorized that poetry fifty-five
years ago, when fifteen years of age, and sang
it in the acting of a dialogue in a country-
school exhibition. Ever since it has been ly
ing in a room of my memory. From memory
alone 1 reproduce it, and herewith send it to
you, in order that, should you desire to do so,
you can furnish it to your thousands of read
ers, to most of whom it will doubtless be new.
Respectfully, D. B. Claytox.
Mashnlaville, Miss., Aug. 16, ’87.
The Constitution and the Cuerriere.
It ottlmes bas been told.
Tbst tbe British sailors bold,
(bold flog tbe tars of France so neat and bandy, Ol
Bet they never met their matcb
’Till tbe Yankees did them eatcb.
Obi tbe Yankee boys for flgbting are tbe dandy, O!
Tbe Querrlere, a frigate bold
* That on tbe foaming ocean rollrd,
Commanded by prond Daeres, tbe grandee, 01
Wltb a ebolee British crew
As a rammer ever drew,
Osold flog the Frenchmen two to one, so bandy, O!
i tbla higate Have In view,
mod Drcrei to b<) crew,
UsneeteEtbf ship for notion, and be bandy, Ol
Dave them J6 drink ganpowder mixed wltb bran-
Then Daeres loudly cries,
Make this Yankee sblp you prize,
Yon oan In thirty minutes, neat and bandy, Ol
Twenty-five'senough, I’m sore.
And It you’ll do It In a score
I’ll treat yon to a doable abate of brandy, O!
Then tbe British shot flew hot,
Which tbe Yankees answered not
* ’TUI they got wi'hin tbe distance they called ban-
Tban aatd Hall unto hls crew:
Boys, let’s see wbnt we can do,
If we take this boasting Briton, we’re the dandy, 01
Tbe first broadside we poured
Carried ker main-mast by tbe board,
Whicb made this lofty frigate look abandoned, 01
Tbeo Daeres shook bis bead,
And to bis ((Seers be said:
Lord, I didn’t think these Yankees were so ban
Oar seoond told so well
Tost her fore and mtzen fell,
Wblcb o nosed tbe royal ensign to bandy, 01
By George, said be, we’re done,
And they flredla lee gun.
While tbe Yankees struck up, Yankee Doodle Dan
When Daeres earns on board
To deliver npbla sword,
Loth was be to part wltb it, ’twas so bandy, 01
O keep your sword, says Hall,
For It only makes you dull.
Bo come, sheer up, let's take a little brandy, 01
Thee flfi year glasses full.
And we’ll drink to Captain Hall,
And merrily we’ll pasb about tbe brandy, 01
John Ball may toast bis fl'l.
Let tbe world say wbat It will,
But tbe Yankee boys for fighting Are tbe dandy, O!
- The First Inauguration.
Tha First Inauguration Ball, and the
Mrs. Washington is venerated as the earliest
representative leader among the ladies promi
nent in the best society of the Republic.
When the Chief was summoned by tha nation
to annme the duties of its Chief Magistrate,
she came to form the establishment of the
at the seat of Government.
^ Maretfshd April, 1789, the meeting of the
first Congress under the Constitution took
p’ace, and the votes for the first President of
the United States were opened and counted
General Washington taking notified of his elec
tion. left Boast Vernon for New York, greeted
all along the way by the irrepreesible enthusi-
asih of the people. Received with doe ho ora
at the Capital, he wee conducted to hie official
residence, at what is now the corner of Cherry
street and Franklin Square. The imposing
spectacle of the Inauguration took place with
appropropriate ceremonies in Federal Hall.
April 30;h, 1789. The oath of office was ad
ministered by Chancellor Livingston. In the
evening the city was brillintly illuminated, and
there was a display of fireworks. Afterwards
rules were established for receiving visitors
and entertaining company. At first a pubi c
intimation was given that the President would
receive visitors on Thursdays and Fridays,
» & two to three in the afternoon. Consult-
nd ands, he adopted cbitfly Mr. Hamilton’s
His fins in social matters; and it was de
fected blithe President should return no vis
ions as invitations to dinner should be
sily and p official characters and strangers
Then, luff The levees were to be held ev
hirsiily p afternoon.
)nd I tain of May a splendid ball was given
oice numbly rooms, at which the President
oDgue. .’resident appeared, with many mt m-
i.] )oe Jih houses of Congress, the foreign
and distinguished citizens. The la-
t Ther dressed with great taste and ele
■ oulr at * iu * e j ewe fi7 was then worn. Lac y
■I, ,and her daughters, and her sister-m
. Livingston, Mrs. Montgomery, Lady
a Griffin, Lady Temple, the Mar-
fde Breban, Mrs. Clinton, Mrs. Duane,
kayefeees, Mrs. Prevost, the B.shop's wife,
Jay, Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Beckman, and
i were among the number. The next
Ithe Count de Moustier gave a grand ball
i house in Broadway. Elias Boudinot
described it as "a most splendid ball indeed.”
Mrs. Washington, accompanied by her grand
children, Eleanor Curtis, and George Wash
ington Parke Curtis, set out from Mount Ver-
Vemon on the 19th of May, in her
carriage, with a small equestrian es
cort She was received with honors
at every stopping place, and was entertained
in Philadelphia by Mrs. Robert Morris, and at
Elizabethtown by the venerable Governor
Livingston and his daughters. The President
came here to meet her in a splendid barge; and
as they approached the battery, a salute of
thirteen guns were fired; while crowds greet
ed the landing of the distinguished pas
sengers. On the day after the arrival of
Mrs. Washington a dinner was given at the
President's, to which Vice-President Adams,
Governor Clinton, the Count de Moustier, Mr.
Jay, General St. Clair, the Spanish Minister,
five Senators, and the Speaker of the Honse
were invited. Mr. Washington said it was
the least showy dinner he had ever seen at
that table. Washington said grace, and dined
on boiled leg of mutton. After dessert, a sin
gle glass of wine was offered to each guest,
and when it was drank, General Washington
arose, and the company adjourned to the draw
On the 29th of May, Mrs. Washington held
her first levee; and they were continued every
Friday evening from eight to ten o’clock.
These receptions were marked by little osten
tation or restraint, but were attended by all
that was fashionable, elegant or refined in so
ciety; but they were select and courtly, and
not subject to the intrnsion of the rabble.
Mrs. Washington was careful to exact proper
courtesies in the drawing-room. None were
admitted to the levees bat those entitled by
official station, established merit, or suitable
introductions; and full dress was required of
all. A drawing-room sufficiently capacious in
the President’s house was plainly furnished;
some pictures and ornaments, and the family
plate had been brought from Mount Vernon.
The State Coach was the finest carriage in the
city, usually drawn by four horaes; but always
by six when it conveyed the President to Fed
eral Hall. It was cream colored and orna
mented with cupids supporting festoons, with
horderings of flowers around the panels.
The residence of the President was after
wards on Broadway, near Bowling Green. His
office was on the first floor opposite the draw
ing-rooms. The Vice-President had a beauti
ful rural residence at Richmond Hill.
At bis own official receptions Washington
greeted his visitors with a bow without shaking
hands. He wore a black velvet suit with white
vest and yellow gloves, breeches, silver knee
and shoe buckler, and a long, steel-hilled
sword—a cocked bat in his hand. At his
wife’s levees he had neither hat nor sword, but
conversed without restraint as a private gen
tleman. Mrs. Washington was about fifty-
seven years of age when she opened the “Re
publican Court,” and she retained mnch of the
grace of her earlier years.
The festivities that followed the inaugura
tion, pnhlic and private, were interrupted by
the ill health of the President and the death of
his venerable mother; so that he and Mrs.
Washington participated in few of the gayeties
during the winter that New York continued
tbe national capital.
Several families, who had held in the pro
vince a sort of baronial supremacy, were now
eminent in pnblic service or in private society;
,yet in. social elegstuce the circles ii New York
were inferior jo those of Phili|iifaHphia. - New
York continued to be the metropolis less than
two years. _
Foes Become Friends.
At the re-union in Gettysburg last mouth of
the old soldiers from the North and South, who
had fought each other on that battle-field, many
touching little incidents occurred that showed
how cordial waa the good-feeling now existing
between the former enemies.
“Just here,” said a crippled New Yorker,
stopping on the comer of a field, “my leg was
“And just here,” said a man beside him, the
sleeve of whose gray coat hung empty, “I lost
The two men fraternized at once, pitched a
tent on the spot that had been so fatal to both,
and there “kept house” together during the
whole time of the re-union. Each found the
other to be a man of sense, high principle and
good feeling. They will probably remain friends
So many of the once bitter foes ex-changed
coats, canteens and knap-sacks, in token of
good-will that it became almost impossible to
distinguish Northern from Southern soldiers
They pitched their tents together, most of the
men preferring to camp again, instead of go
ing to the hotels, in order ttiajthey might meet
their old antagonists more freely, and discuss
every incident of the battle, about the bivouac
A northern officer brought to Gettyspurg a
sword, gold bundled and set with jewels, which
he had taken from a young Southerner. After
the war was ovei he had tried in vain to restore
it. He now gave it to the commandant of the
corps to which its owner belonged, in the hope
that it might reach him at last.
A large man and very small one met on the
street. „ ,
“I think I have seen you before? said the
“Yes, I took yon prisoner,” was the reply.
Whereupon they shook hands heartily, took
dinner together and tbe next day brought a
photographer to the spot where they fought,
and had their pictures taken standing with
uncovered beads and clasped hands.
There is much in these incidents which may
seem sentimental to the generation which was
born after the war. But to Americans whs re
member how mighty were the interests invol
ved in it, and how desperate was the struggle,
these signs of the deep cordial peace which now
exists between the North and South have a
most pathetic and lofty meaning.
Only mt n who could nobly risk their for
tunes and their love for a cause they held to b<
right, could clasp hands when tbe snuggle was
over with forgiv .-ness so true and complete.—
The valuable collection mentioned in the
subjoined item should belong to the NaiioD in
stead of to a State; but, unless Pennsylvania
will donate it, we do not see how it can he so:
It is stated that there is in London waiting
shipment quite a remarkable collection ol dia
ries and documents of pubic importance, be
queathed to the Public Library of Philadelphia
by the late Benjamin Moran. He went over to
England in some official capacity in Buchan
an’s time, and fiom 1864 to 1380, when ap
pointed to the Portuguese mission, was the first
secretary of legation there. In the bequest are
his diaries covering twenty years, with minute
daily studies of social and political London
during all that period, besides elaborate and
accurate pen portraits and estimates of all the
great figures coming under his notice, Ameri
can ana European. There are some five thou
sand letters, public and private, bound by
months, and embracing correspondence with
Buchanan, Seward, Fish, Sumner and scores
of others cf equai weight in America and the
cream of the pnblic men abroad. The stipu
lation of the bequest is that these shall not be
published until 1891.
Susanna Madora Salter, Mayor of Argoms,
Kan., is having a very successful administra
tion. When she was elected to her present
office her enemies predicted that she would
a failure of her effort to run the munici
pal affairs of Argonia. Up to the present
time she has made no great blunders She is
however, tired of the burdens of office a: d
says that when her present term expires she
*ill retire to private life and leave the govern-
ment of Argonia to the care of the sterner
IN THE COONTRY.—“I WONDER IF THAT IS HE.
Tbe Good Time at Dallas, Texas—
The Blue Entertained by the
Dear Editor Sunny South: To-day is the
last day of tbe re-union of ex-Confederate sol
diers—and it was a grand sight, each State ex
cepting Georgia, and North and South Caroli
na was represented. The States represented
with their canvas tents, and State and National
flags were Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas,
Kentucky, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi
and Texas. Here and there were a few Geor
gians and North Caroliaus who mingled with,
and were guests of tbe other Southern soldier^
\ Ark ansae and Teunejnme were Jakpcly
Vented—each] about ISO strong iejLiine,
amid the bodteing of ssRnohbj WM .
ford the old veterans would hurrah for Lee
and Morgan, and others of their old command
ers. Their surroundings seemed to revive
their memories which for twenty-two years
had lain dormant. Photos of Lee, Jackson,
Davis, and others of our Southern heroes were
pasted about their camp, and many an old ar
my joke was revived. Hog pen and chicken-
coop raids were talked over, and here upon the
fair grounds comrades in war met and shook
hands with comrades they had not seen in
nearly a quarter of a century, and here the
Federate—members of the G. A. R. Posts—
were treated royally. Many a laughable tale
was told, of how they made tbe Greys run at
this place and that, and how we made the
Yanks retreat through swamps and creeks,
and climb the hills; but, thank heaven, that
peace now reigos, and these same old vets on
each side, who fought for what each thought
was right, are friends and both now ready to
stand side by side and fight for and defend the
red, while and bine. God bless them—the
Bine and the Grey—.hey were not to blame,
and we hope the Blue will welcome tbe Grey
as heartily as they were received here.
Dallas, Texas, Aug., 19, 1887.
Wbat Ur. Cleveland Will See.
Commenting on President Cleveland’s com
ing trip the New York Herald says:
“Mr. Cleveland will see what no President
since Mr. Pierce could have seen—a united
country, a country glad to welcome its chief
magistrate wherever he goes, tbe open hand
and the hearty welcome If Mr Buchanan
had made each a progress he would have found
distrust in the South and suit* nness in New
England, faces reddening with the anger that
was soon to flame into war, a sectional senti
ment that would have made sincere attention
to a national chief magistrate impost-ibis
While Grant and Garfield” and Haye» would
have bad a courteous welcome in the South, it
would have been a courtesy disagreeable from
its ostentation. It is to be regretted that this
feeling existed, and an inquiry into its causes
would be painiul.
Mr. Cleveland, however, represents the na-
t onal sentiment as . has been seen in no ad
ministration since the first yea’s of Mr Pierce,
before the repeal of the Missouri Compro . ise
came with evil omen to menace the Union
Mr. Clev-Iand is the President of the whole
people There were no bayonets behind '.he
ballots which elected him; no r< flee ,ed bay met
power gleams in the authority ne wie d3. Toe
intellect, th- culture the wealth. thecha-ac:er
of tbe North and South will unite to do hi :i
honor. The soldiers of the Union will rec- .te
him as the first representative th< y have seen
of that entirely re constructed Union wbicn
they imperiled their lives to save As a evi-
ide. ee of this sentiment—a restored Union
and a people in concord, a Dation s* ved ag»i st
the folly and madness of so many of ns lead
ers, a Union such as Washington and Jiik-mn
governed, a Union of interest, sympath and
tradition, and not merely of geographic 1 lines
ihe journey of Mr. Cleveland will have a i:a-
tiona value. And wherever he goes he mav
take with him assurance of a inaity vukmt
not merely as a chief magistrate, but as a man.
MARION, MASS,. MANIFESTA
W ebster, and parts’ Hymns.
Daniel Webster was phrt'cnlarly pleased with
those p-taints and hymn* by Dr Watts which
dwelt upon the atonement and salvation by
faith in Christ. He regretted the modem al
teration in some of thetn, by whicb, he said,
their classic beauty, rol less than their devo
tional character, has suffered. The hymn now
H -re at thy cross, mjr dying, Lord, etc ,
he would have read as ip the original,
Here at tby cross, my dying G d.etc.
The beautiful hymn on the Christian Sabbath,
closing with the stanza, ! as now altered,.
*■ My willing soul would stay
In sunn a frame as this
TUI c. Hed to rise and soar
he would haYMM Watts wrote
Mv wiRing smiTffCalh Wy
In soon a frame as this.
And sit and sing herself away.
To everlasting Dllss,
the last two lines having a fine classic allusion
to the swan, thus indicating more effectively
tbe devotional spirit. He often re peated the
61st Psalm, and referred particularly to the
N i blood of beasts, nor heifers slain,
For sin could e'er atom-;
The Mood ol Ubirst mast still remain,
Suffl-lent and alone.
ir away i i
Echoes From the West.
Salt Lake City, Etc.
A UNIQUE INFITATIO* .
Senator Colquitt and Editor Crady Pre
sent it to the President.
Senator Colquitt, of Georgia, and Mr. H. W.
Grady, oi Atlanta, called on the Preeident at
Oak View, and presented him the formal invi
tation of the Piedmont Exposition Company.
It is a unique and striking piece of work, made
of four leaves of Georgia gold, about the size of
a 12-mo. book, bound with clasps of Georgia
silver, and each clasp set with a Georgia dia
rnond. The invitation is inc osed in a box in
laid with sixty-eight samples of Georgia wood,
polished and joined with exceeding skill The
box is imbedded in a block of Georgia marble
of every shade from black to white. On the
cover of the invitation is an engraved portrait
of the President and Mrs Cleveland, the mon
ogram of the Piedmont Exposition and a pic
ture of the clnb honse of the Piedmont Driving
Ciub. On the second leaf is the invitation cut
into the gold. On the third page is the invi
tation of the Driving C ub. On the fourth, or
last cover page, is engraved a picture of the
main building of the Piedmont Exposition. In
presenting the invitation, Mr. Grady made no
formal address, but stated that it was designed
to muke it in some stnse significant ol the
resources of Georgia. As the President had
accepted Atlanta s invitation before at y others
were made, he had deterred making dales wi Ji
other cities until tbe txict date of his visit to
Atlanta and other details were settled. It is
uuders-oou that the Atlanta dates were fixed
v esterday, and tu^f -no dates for the entire
trip wi 1 be speedily announced. The Pied
mont Exposition opens October 10 and closes
Mrs. Cleveland’s Grand Reception.
The great extent of this Union and ita truly
national characteristics and patriotic devoted
ness—as well as the universal respect cherished
for the recognized representative of oar grand
and glorious nationality and grow’ng power—
could not be better illustrated than by the event
and facts stated in the subjoined item:
The range of country represented at Mrs.
Cleveland’s public reception at Marion, Mass.,
Monday afternoon last, illustrates most clearly
how thoroughly the summer season sorters
American society. Marion is a small, almost
unknown pla ’e in Massachusetts, and yet there
were visitors at the Greely Cottage. Monday,
from localities as far South as New Orleans, as
far North as Toronto, as far West as San Fran
cisco, and as far East as Portland, Me.
Miss Celeste Stauffer, tbe New Orleans belle
to whom Mr Tildeu lefc $100,000, is at the S’.
Sauveur, Bar Harbor, and goes in for rowing
and other out-of-door exercises. She is one of
the best dressed young women there.
The President in Virginia.
Among the fiisimgun-hed gentitmen invited
by Pres'detst Darnel lu meet. President Cleve
land at ihe Lynchburg Fair are Governor
Scales, oi North Carolina, and Senators Vance
and Ransom; tht Governor ot South Carolina
and Seuatois Bauer and Uampton; G. neral
Co;em..n, U. S. Commissioner f Agrcufinre;
Governor Lee, of Virginia; Senator Keima, of
Wtst Virginia; Col. Bo. Beveriy, Prohiueut ot
tht State Agricultural Society ot Virginia, and
others will ba added to tbe list. Speeches will
be expected :rom several of these gentlemen
Some of the Cabinet ministers wilt also be
A Sword for Gen. Miles.
September 5, the anniversary of Geronimo’s
surrender to Gen Miles, has been set as a day
for tbe presentation of a sword to G§n Miles.
The sword will be made by Tiffany & Co., of
New York and cost $1,000. Over 2,000 per
sons from all sections cf Arizona co itribated
to the fond.
[No precious stones will be nsed in orr a-
menring the sword. The scabbard is of solid
gold. One of its sides will be left plain for the
presentation inscriptions, etc. rhe other side
wiil be engraved with the, following character
istic scenes: First, the agency at San Carlos,
on the reservation, the Indians appearing in
natural camp life; sec ind scene, companies of
cavalry and infantry in pursuit of Indians;
third, the fi.ht; tonnh, the capture. Indians
marched to Bowie Station, where a train of
cars stand in waiting for their rec plion, and
last is Gerouimo’s head with hat on, forming
the foot of the scabbard. This latter work is
done from Fly’s photograph of Geronimo and
is perfect to life. The blade is of Damascus
steel, and will be engraved with the name of
Gen. Nelson A. Miles and scroll work. The
hilt will be of white shark’s skin braided in
gold. The guard will be of gold, emblematic
of both cavalry and infantry. At the extreme
end of the guard, engraved in gold, will be the
head of Natchez, the son of Cochise, a moon
stone amethyst forming the end of the hilt ]
Editor Sunny South:
It was about sun np when we crossed the
Colorado and Utah line and for many miles
Utah seems a desert indeed. Then this dreary
waste is succeeded by some fruitful valleys
and some magnificent mountain ranges. But
look! who comes there? What awe inspiring
dignity in all his noble bearing 1 Is he the
president of all these great western railway
(Die president of ttfoe United States
move abouVwlth ffiores. dignified! re-
silent grandeur. This dignitary
eaeenSa^o look wltiufiisdain down upon us
poor dust covered and smoked passengers, is
none other than the “brakesman” for this di
vision. I here make affidavit that I read on
the cap he wore the word “brakeman.”
Evsa now that we are passing through the
wonderful castle canon, we are not so mnch
charmed by its grandeur as to forget now and
then to give that brakesman a look in which
there is a strange mingling of awe and a keen
sense of the Indicrocs. Bat here is the castle
gate which is such a wonder that it would
make us oblivious of tbe presence of presidents.
The walls that make the posts for this gate
way, run up for nearly a thousand feet, and
from a foundation so narrow that it is easy for
one to imagine that the mass of granite swings
to and fro, and is onlv needing a little wind to
make it come down with a thundering crash;
and it will come down some time.
It lea hot day and the Utah dost is stirred
by our morning train and the dust joining with
the black smoke from the engine clings affec
tionately to oar sweet-moistened faces. Let
me say to y >u right here, and I am not indulg
ing in a wildly reckless and slanderous asser
tion, I actually saw lines of this same dust and
smoke on the sweat-bedewed face of that same
dignified brakesman. I did. Bat here we are
in sight of the Utah Lake, the Mormons’ “Sea
of Galilee.” How delightful the cool breeze
that comes sweeping over its fresh and pure
waters. Here is the town of Springvale, and
it assuredly is rightly named A more charm
ing spot it is hard to imagine—orchards, vine
yards, gardens, and cottages nestling amid
blooming dower and clinging vim. Even that
great lu berly piece of human flesh just in
lront of us turns for a moment from fondling
her sickly looking poodle, and looks through
tht car window, and heaves a si h of comfort
A few miles run and we are at Provo, which
res'S right on the shore of the lake. Here we
dine, and then for three hours we sweep along
the valley of the Jordan—river Jordan. For
beauty and fruitfulness this valley is hardy
excelled in any part of our country. This Jor
dan connects the Utah Lake wi h the Salt Lake
as the Palestine Jordan connects the Sea of
Galilee with the Dead Sea. Far to the South
east nrtbe towering Mt Nebo Now the center
of interest is the city of Sait Lake with its glis
tening towers and waving trees. At five, p
oi., we are dropped into this the Jerusalem of
the modern “saints”—more saints in name
than in conduct. We take ’bus for the Valley
House, and the sturdy English proprietor ex
patiated on the excellencies of his hotel, but
soon discovers that his audience is not appro
ciative, for we are admiring the broad streets
li .ed on either side with great, waving trees,
along at the roots of which runs clear, spark
Oar baggage deposited at ’he Valley House,
which is just across tbe street from the “sacred
square,” we are ready for observations. First
w take a hasty view of the Temple, Taberna-
cie and Assembly Hail, bat as it is the ‘ glori
ous fourth” (not very glorious to these Mor
mons, though they are celebrati g with a vim
this year) these buildings are dosed to vi-itors.
Everywhere United States flags are waving
Even far above the centre of the great, unfin
ished Temple a large flag proudly waves. At
night, on the North side of the city, the display
of fire-works is magnificent, and most of the
symbols are in the patriots line. But here are
objects of m re interest than tbe brilliant pyro
technic display —these moving thousands.
Men move around with their numerous wives
following, every other wife armed with a baby.
I solemnly aver that in “all my born days’’ 1
never saw so many babies on the streets.
These were being borne to the fire-works exhi
bition, to the theatre, and to various other
places of interest. If the fire-works are our
national display and the babies the “poli-
gamic” display, which exceeds?
Here crowd the young men and maidens.
Now and then young men slip away in crowds
and then return with pies, cakes, etc.; and yon
would think the maidens are much inclined to
be pi(e)ous if you could just see how they de
molish a pie. The supply of boys and girls of
the smaller sort is not wanting. But what ig
norant and degraded-looking men, women (es
pecially) and children I
Salt Lake City, July, 1887.
P. L. Stanton.
Reminiscences of Distin
guished Public Men.
Incidents Which Have Transpired ai
the National CapitoL
A Chip of the Old Block.
Thnrlow Weed told a good story in the
cloak-room of the Senate one day, about his
crony, Dean Richmond of Albany. Mr. Rich
mond had a son whose habits were not conso
nant with the railroad king’s ideas of pru
dence. He was sharp, shrewd and witty, but
was emphatically “one of the boys.” The pa
ternal purse was long, and his patience
stretched out to equal dimensions, but finally
the young Richmond wore out the patience,
and was told that he must go to work and
earn his own living. The old gentleman
placed him on one of his railroad trains, and
when the youngster had learned the duties of
a conductor promoted him to that station.
One role of the road was that no one should
be dead-headed. Each passenger was com
pelled to produce a ticket, pay his fare or show
a pass signed by the president, Dean Rich
mond. A few days after young Richmond
took charge of a train his father was among
the passengers. In dne course of time the
conductor reached the seat occupied by the
old gentleman, and, tapping him on the sbonl-
der, ejaculated: “Ticket, sir.” Dean made
no reply, other than by a good-natured smile.
“Ticket,” said the conductor, emphatically.
“I have ro ticket, you young rascal,” said the
old gentleman, warming up as he noticed the
other passengers giving attention to the scene,
“and don’t need any.” “Have yon a pass,
then?’’ quoth the conductor. “No!” roared
the now wrathy parent; “clear out, or I’ll dis
charge you.” “If you’ve neither ticket nor
pass,” responded the son, "you must pay
your fare.” Again the railroad president
threatened to discharge the conductor unless
he moved on. ‘ Will you pay?” said young
Richmond, reaching for the bell rope. “Pay
your fare, or I’ll put you off.” Remonstrance
wss vain, and the president was compelled to
pay the fare on his own road. When his wrath
had time to cool he was pleased at the
conductor’s strict obedience to
concluded to give him a better chance than
“Beware.” “I’m Quizzing Thee.”
That popular and universally esteemed di
vine and author, Edward Everett Hale, when
a student at Harvard half a century ago, wrote
an agricultural poem, which has gotten out of
print One of the professors, Henry W. Long
fellow, had translated from ihe German a
charming little poem, entitled, “Beware,” the
first verse of which ran:
i I know aimalden see,
She esaSSSkMmMmmDj be)
She Is fooling thee l**
One evening at sapper Hale startled hls ta
ble set by rapping his plate, the mode of call
ing attention to what was shout to be said,
and offering the following queer parody of the
new professor’s Beware:
"I know n pig both sleek and fat,
Yet not mnch trigger than a rat,
Oh, nol Oh, nol
Heed me not, I'm quizzing thee I
He bears a little tall about,
A thine he could not do without,
Ob, not ob, nol
Heed me not, I’m qn zzfng thee I
Hls tall, too hath sneb numerous kinks,
You could not count them all, by Jinks,
On. nol ob, nol
Heed me not, I’m tooling thee!
Start not when yon bear him grant,
He win not bite, depend upon’t,
On, nol ob do!
Haed me not, I’m quizzing theel
Are not the notes breathed through hls nose,
So. h' I
Sweet as Professor Longfellow’s f
0>, not on, not
Heed me not. I’m qu zzlng thee 1”
She Was Hls FI-at Love.
Senator Conger, of Michigan, was married
for the second time, when he was a member of
the House, to a stout, pleasant old lady, who
had dark hair arranged in the old style and
gold-bow< d spec acles. She was his first love
A quarrel separated them. Each married.
Twenty years after, he, a widower, was in Con
gross; she, a widow, sat in the gallery and lis
tened to his speech. It was the first time they
had seen each other since their early days
She sent her card to him; he came at once to
the gallery. After a little talk she asked him
to call upon her at her friend’s, Mrs. Dahl-
gren’s. He said he would call if he could come
as he used to in those long past days of youth.
In a few weeks they were married at Mrs. Ad
miral Dahlgren’s residence, and were complete
ly infatuated with each other.
“You, Mr. Wilson, will bo Nowhere.
Mary Cemmer Hudson said that Henry
Wilson, after he became Vice President, called
on her one day in deep perturbs' ion of spirit,
and toid her that “Anna Dicknson bad been
recommended to him as a wife,” and asked
her opinion on the subject. The possibility of
her not accepting, it he asked, had not evea
dawned upon tie old gentleman’s mind.
“Anna is attractive,” he went on, “but I’m
afrain there’s too mnch of her. She’d keep on
wanting a career of her own, wouldn’t she?
That would put a public man in an unpleasant
position; don’t yon think s ?’’
“I think,” said Mrs. Hudson, “that if you
ever receive in a drawing-room with Anna
Dickinson as your wife, that you Mr. Wilson,
will be nowhere, if yon are Vice-President"
Last Duel In Illinois.
Judge Douglas said one day that the first
and last duel ever fought in Illinois
was in 1820, at Belleville, between Al
phonso Stewart and William Bennett. The
seconds had made it np to be a sham duel.
Stewart, one of the parries, was supposed to
be in the secret, but Bennett, his adversary,
believed it to be a reaiitv. It was sui
that Bennett somewhat suspected a trick”, and
after receiving his gun from his second, rolled
a ball into it At the wo*d fire Stewart fell
mortally wounded; Bennett was indicted, tried,
and convicted of murder. A great effort was
made to procure him a pardon, but Gov Bond
would yield to no entreaties, and Bennett suf
fered the extreme penalty of the law fey hang
ing, in the presence of a great multitude of
people. Judge Douglas gave great credit to
What the People Are Doing
eling in California.
Robert Browning is about starting on a two
months’ tour through Switzerland.
A monument to the memory of President
Harrison is to be erected in Cincinnati.
Daniel Canard, the famous bicicle rider, of
Meridan, Conn., is lying ill at Madrid, Spain.
Marie Antoinette’s favorite pearl necklace
is now to he seen for sale in a Berlin jewelry
A Spanish scholar, Senor Camilla, has
changed the Bible into rhyme. It makes 260,-
Henry Irving has been made a trustee of
S'uak8peare’e birthplace, succeeding the late
The Countess Tolstoi, widow of the
living in Rome. She was a great friem
late Abbe Liszt
Croesus Mackay says that he finds nothing
in European capitals to equal the comforts he
enjoys in New York.
Riverside Park, the resting place of General
Grant, got $200,000 for improvements from the
last New York legislature.
Commodore Nutt, who rivaled Tom Thumb
as a dwarf seme years ago, is selling tickets
for a dime museum in Boston.
Mrs. Hendricks has returned from her East
ern trip, and now at her Indianapolis home is
passing a quiet season surrounded by many
Dorn Pedro paid much attention to the Pas
teur Institute in Paris, with a view of found
ing a branch of it in Brazil, where mad dogs
Owing to the serious illness of the King of
Holland, there is a fresh commotion about, the
succession. The ex-Grand Duke of Hesse is a
George Baer, a Pittsburg mill hand, has in
vented a device for drawing the coke ovens,
which is expected to perform the work of
Vital Le Bailiey, one of the first fencing
masters in France, intends to establish a large
fencing school in New York, with the beet
The city of Smyrna, in Asia Minor, is cele
brated for its beautiful women, the descend
ants of Europeans who have intermarried with
Greek and Jewish women.
Among the duties of the American consuls
in Ireland is the pay ment to several hundred
persons who are on the United States pension
rolls of their quarterly dues.
A life-size painting of the late Hou. Anson
Burlingame was recently placed in the office ot
the secretary of the Commonwealth of Massa
chusetts, by Secretary Pierce.
Miss Lilian Taylor, daughter of the late Bay-
tbe prosecuting attorney in this case as having
in Illinois by making it a
Charles Hoyt, author of the “Rag Babv,”
“A Bunch of Keys,” etc., has just married in
Charlestown, N. H. It is not believed that
matrimony will lessen his familiarity with rag
babies and bunches of keys.
prevented duelling in
Kossuth Meets Clay.
Henry Clay, at the urgent reqaest of Kos
suth, granted him an interview at his room at
the National Hotel on the afternoon of Jan. 9,
1862. Mr. Clay had dressed himself, and, per
haps for the last time, stood erect to meet the
Magyar. He received the visitor with ali his
characteristic courtesy and cordiality, but said:
“Gov. Kossuth, a dying man Stands before
you to protest against your doctrine of inter
vention.” Kossuth replied in terms that
affected Mr. Clay to tears, and both giving way
to unrestrained emotion, they parted—to meet
_ - Allan Clark, an astronomer of world-wide
reputation, manufacturer of tekscopes, a rent-
dent of Cambridge, Mass., for fitty-two yean,
died on the 20th, aged 83 yeare.
Darwin's biography, by his sons, is nearly
finished, and will be published by Murray about
the middle of October. The work will contain
much correspondence of great interest.
Banker Helm an, of Los Angeles, Cal., la
about to present the Sisters of Charity with
$20,000 toward the new orphan asylum, which
the Sisters propose to erect in Los Angeles.
Prince Bismarck will celebrate the twenty-
fiffh anniversary of his assumption of the offi
ces of Prussian foreign minister and Prussian
prime minister on Sept 23, and Oct 8 respect
Mrs. Cummings, of Woburn, who built and
gave an elegant library building to the towns
of Tilton and Northfield, N. H., bas recently
.given nearly eight hundred volumes for tibia
Manuel Barriant and wife, of Matamoraa.
Mex., recently celebrated the eightieth anni
versary of their wedding. The husband is
hale and hearty at 102, while his wife enjoy*
good health at 96.
With an income of only $400,000, Dorn Pedro
never measures hls generosity, and is only ex
celled in benevolent acts by the Empress The-
rose. She, it will be remt-inhered, is a daugh
ter of Francis I, King of Naples.
One of the younger Vanderbilts (George
W.). is building a free public library in Jack-
eon Square, New York. This is a much nobler
use of money than putting it into costly sta
bles and racers, as the old man did.
Has CoL Tom Ochiltree a double? His
presence at Saratoga, Long Branch, Cape May
aLd Coney Island was announced on tne same
day last week Perhaps the return of the red
sun-sets had something to do with this.
The “dresser” of the season at Bar Harbor
is Miss Adele Hirwitz, the daughter of dr.
and Mrs. Benjamin F. Horwitz, of Baltimore,
and, as was the case last season, she nas -ea
sily distanced all competitors for the Champion
Frock Stakes for fillies,” as one of her aitnir-
ers pm it the other evening.
The best American in Eagland is Lord Ron
ald Gower. He is tremendously fouu of Amer
icans, and as he has traveled ail over the world
he has got rid, as far as an Eugiisnmau can get
rid, of narrowness and insularity. He nas
given the American exhibit ioa a great lift so
cially, and the Gower family have oaqked him
In their personal habits Gov. Hill and Roscoe
Conkling have various points of resemblance.
They seldom touch liquor in auy form; they
are not fond of tobacco; they eat sparingly,
think deeply, and sleep wed. Both are in flue
physical condition, and are abld to perform a
great deal of work in the hottest kina of
John L. Bacon, who has baea president of
the State Bank of Virginia since 1871, and wan
for more than thirty years p t-v.ous to that
time was engaged in mercautiie ousiuess ia
Richmond, Va., died last week, aged 76. He
was also president of tbe Virg.jia S ate in
surance Company and of the Marshall Paper
Two excellently representative citizens, the
oldest retail dry goods dealer in Boston and the
oldest retail shoe dealer in Boston, the late
Messrs. Greenieaf and Rogers, entered busi
ness in the same year (1824), both belonged to
the Arlington street cbflrcn, and have now
died within forty-eight hours oi one another
and within a year ot being of the same age.
Judge Tolly, who was unanimously chosen
by the brick-layers and master-masons of Chi
cago to settle a lock-out existing octween mem,
is a native of Vermont, and nas Ocen a judge
about six years. He is the best known and
most popular man in the Chicago judiciary,
and before going on the bench had a practice
worth $20,000 per annum, woicti he relin
quished for the $7,000 salary oi a judge.
Mias Kate Field will go down to posterity as
the first person who ever delivered a public
lecture in Alaska. Tne subject of hjr dis
course was entitled “An Evening wiih Dicx-
ens,” a most inappropriate title, as the lecture
began at 11:30 a. m. It too* place in a dance-
house in Juneau, the mining camp and largest
town of the province. Mu-s Field had a lar-e
and attentive audience. Her only remunera
tion was a vote of thanks, a dinner at the hotel
and a subscription to the Free Press, the ouiy
paper in Alaska.