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(Ik Jfloiitgomtri) D. C. SUTTON, Ediri and Prop'r. MT. VERNON. MONTGOM ERY 00.. <! A., THURSDAY, APRIL I. 1886. WHAT CONSTITUTES THE E MAN? What constitutes noble man And fitly measures life's brief sp«. i? The breath of fame? A titled name/ Some creed believed? Some deed achieved? ’Hie idle pomp of kingly The empty trappings x?C an hour? those who prize the crowd’s behest Stand slaves to folly’s train confessed, IRbjoy a day Os sordid sway, Or glory won • ~ On Marathon. 'Or Burmah’s gold with ease attained, Or widened realms ignobly gained. But grander far than pow er or pelf The soul’s dominion over self. A heart aglow For others' w oe, The high-born thoughts The grandly-wrought Resolve attuned to exalted end; These noble manhood e’er attend. Who thus fulfils his Maker's trust, In sample love of virtue, must, His name enshrined By all his kind, Enwreathed upon The escutcheon Os true renown, complete his days ’Mid earth and heaven's conspiring praise. IT. //. A .oJVr, in the Current. I THE FALL OF RICHMOND. A woman’s account. I Mary Tucker Magill, in the Independ -1 ent , gives an account of what was done at Richmond in the last days of the Con federacy, from which we quote as fol lows : Never did the sun shine more bril liantly than on the 2d day of April, 1865, a day long to be remembered by all those who anchored their hopes to the dying “rause." It was the Sabbath day, and as • < I was entering the Rev. Dr. Iloge’s church, I saw a friend who was an offi cer in the commissary department. ■“What news?” I asked. “All quiet,” was the answer. “A dearth of Sunday rumors; even the croak ers are quiet and peaceful, and were un- 1 disturbed by a few shots along the lint? u early this morning. I did see some strag- i 3L glers looking at t!ic bulW®M butard ao,’^ ' j! think Richmom is sl'afc. 5 ” I asketlT “Never safer. She made a narrow es cape from being starved out, a few wee ks *go; and this fright cued the people ii to crowding their provisions into the city; and I was assured this morning, by Ci p tain H. that we had not been so safe or months.” I expressed my joy at the assurance; and wc passed into the church togetl r My seal, was very far forward, anc I scarcely noticed what I remembered aft r- j ward, that there was a slight confus on during the service. At the summons of the sexton, one person after another 1 est ; the church. Among these was the mayor of the city and the medical director of the army. | . Dr. Hoge had finished his sermon and the closing prayer, and was reading the -byhi 3, when flic sexton handed him a note. Thinking it was some notice to be given out, the reverend gentleman laid it besid ! him and finished his task; and then, in turning to his seat, red the note. In a ■ ;cond, before the choir had time to sonnr, the first note of praise, he turned back to his reading desk; and those who saw him can never forget the change which that ir Aienthail wrought. “Win ters of sorrowSseemed to have rolled over ffi- face in th:\t second of time. So marked was the change that the whole i congregation rose toitheirfeetasoneman, and stood as with suspended shriek, awaiting their flootfa from his lips It Btaas delayed for on/ moment, while, with .ggh"l ■■*-1 • til' I.■•nil -peak II: msm' t i / T;"’-'.-•'Hut n. Farewell to your homes, and remember ™ amidst all these waves of sorrow that your father holds the helm.” Then, although he had not told us, we knew that the fate of Richmond was ! sealed. Thereafter followed a scene which beggars description. There was little noisy demonstration, though a woman could be heard crying here and there; hut faces were distorted with grief, though few tears were slied. Now that thf; inevitable hail arrived, I do not remember any recriminations or bitter criticisms. We were one in sorrow and sympathy. If errors had been m? leJ this was no time to re i call Idem ped the handvof friends a on the eve of a long I parting-a parting where life's hope* lie ft Mad. There I that, funeral Lee had said that a move A H for the Confeder.i v. and we women sei/i <\ nit a- i "drowning man catches Bn *o ea< oti-cr t hat t;.i- a- t BB turr and we Hues cor. i- ot;, that . . The it. t ' -cr.; e M'e - nEga*; I Wr ft ■ ■ ■ ■ gfi against the sacking of the city, which was confidently predicted. Richmond had for so long been the hone ttf conten tion between the two armies that the ac cumulated horrors of the whole war were anticipated. W'e women moved about, seeking out our friends and trying to buoy them up with the report of what General Lee had j said. It is true that we received very ! little encouragement: hut in spite of thi-. and of our sinking hearts, we uttered ] brave words and deceived ourselves into j declaring that we were “perfectly satis tied and confident tlmt our Cause Wits safe.” Amid these scenes the day wore away, and gave place to a night whose terrors have rarely been surpassed in our happy land. The army was leaving the city all night; friends parted from friends, Ims- i hand from wife, father from child; tender ' maidens sent away their lovers with smiles gil'ding their tears, with brave words and fainting hearts. Hundreds of citizens determined to leave with the army, and every available vehicle was pressed into service. But soon a more formidable en emy than the beseiging army asserted the mastery over the city. Who gave the order for firing the tobacco warehouses will never he known. Probably it was done without authority, and due to the j recklessness of some individual. The houses occupied a position in the heart of the city, and from them the fire spread rapidly; and. as a fearful addition to the horror of the hungry flames, a mob ! of hungry men, women and children went from place to place breaking open warehouses, and appropriating whatever j fell to their hands. With a desire to pre i vent the mob and the incoming army from getting hold of the spirits, which was stored by the government, orders were given by the city officials to pour it | into the streets. The. gutters ran with it; and men, like swine, stooped and drank from the mire; and soon the flame, recognizing a kinship with the fiery stream, leaped to meet it, and roaring, crackling and dashing in blue, red and yellow waves, the two demons whirled down the streets, carrying destruction with them, and driving the frightened crowd before. At daybreak our shaken nerves were shattered by repeated terrific explosions following in rapid succession. It. was the blowing up of the ironclads, whose ' advent had been welcomed with such hope. Unable to rest in the house, a ; friend and myself started out just after A to see what the condition of IKn.gs*’ Soldiers crossed each other ™rrying alter their comrades, or, with sullen faces, returning home; hundreds of men and wowen came pouring up the streets with the spoils of the night upon , them; here was a woman rolling a barrel 1 of flour before her, followed by a child j groaning under ahasket too heavy for his strength; there was a man with a box of bacon, and another with a box of shoes; and, for a background to the scene, the lurid smoke rose toward heaven and j through its angry blackness the rising ■ sun sent its beams. As the day progressed the horrors in creased. Some recklessly wicked person had cut the hose, and so all attempt to put out the fire was hopeless. It had progressed from the business portion of the town to the homes of the people. [Fugitives filled the streets, who had only escaped with their lives from their burn i ng buildings. Then a succession of rapid a|nd terrific explosions frightened us anew. We thought the enemy had entered, and vverc at their dread work of ven geance. We soon found that it was the Jrsenal and the Tredegar works, which were not to be cheated of their work of destruction, and were pouring their mur derous shot and shell into the helpless, dying city, as if to vent their impotent nige. One more horror did I witness About 10 o’clock, just before the en : trance of the Federal army, a cry of dis may ran all along the streets which were out of the track of the fire; and I saw a crowd of leaping, shouting demons, in parti-colored clothes, and with heads half shaven. It was the convicts from j the penitentiary, who had overcome the i guard, set fire to the prison, and were now at liberty. Many a heart which had kept its courage to this point, quailed at I the sight. Fortunantely, they were too intent upon securing their frei dorn to do much damage. With the Federal army came protection. What we had looked forward to tis our word evil was a hless j jng, by bringing reason to our distracted people. By organized exertion the fire was controlled, and by night sank down to a smouldering, angry mu- , ready to break out at a moment’s notice. The fire had licked up everything con- j snmable around three sides of the Capitol i square, and the old Capitol building stood alone, like a Greek monument in ] the midst of the ruins of Athens. I pon > the green grass of the square were col- i ! leeted hundreds of men. women and children, who had been “burned out.” In utter destitution they lay there, and looked up at the stars and stripes which floated over them, a token of their defeat and humiliation. One week passed. Another Sabbath ! found u* still looking for "good news from the fugitive army. We went to ! church, but were forbidden to offer prayers for the success of our arms. Our hearts vented themselves in silent peti tions. When absent friends w ere prayed for we all “wrote between the lines ” A Baptist minister prayed. •O. I gird I Thou knowest what we so earnestly desire and dare notask for in words. Grant it. oh. Lord: Grant it! About eight o’clock we were sittingto gether silent, with tense nerve and ach ing hearts, when the sound of a gun hr sc the stillness. Another and another followed. We counted breathlessly un til ve had numbered one hundred: and tha’ was all. AH'; No. not quite. Pck ng my head from the window. I ». * I s soldier who .a f-.g: “What is the meaning of that tiring? «* sUB in:o facto fori iter." The nnswer came: “Them guns is fired to celebrate tho surrender of General Leo’s army, mail- j am." And tuat was all. A Dangerous Practical Joke. Recently some manufacturer bus | | adopted a method of “loading" cigars »>I | a certain brand with a chemical cartridge w hich takes fire soon after the weed is lighted. There is no sudden explosion which shatters tho wrapper and sends i fragments of burning tobacco in all tli -1 rectidns, biit from tile end of the cigar a stream of tire shoots out to n distance of about three feet in a direct line. It makes a matt look for a few seconds as it ho were a gas tank and held a piece of broken gas pipe in his month. The man i is in no danger so long as he keeps still ' and lets the cigar sputter aw ay. To hold the weed firmly in the teeth at such a moment is a-better test of a man's nerve than to hang on to the end of a burning Roman candle. The chief danger to be feared is that some man may drop a cigar and start a conflagration ii' he attempts to smoke indoors. In otte department of the city govern meat the clerks have found much amuse ment, lately in dealing out cigais ol tin l new brand and waiting forthe displays ol pyrotechnics. They suddenly abandoned | that form of diversion a few days ago, on account of an unexpected accident. One of the clerks had presented n cigar to an official, but it had been consigned to theofficial’s pocket until a more eon j venient time for smoking. That time came when the official got on the front platform of a street car and borrowed a “light” from a stout German. The heads were close together, and the official was sucking the fire from the end of the German’s half burned weed, when there was a fizz like that which attends the flight of a rocket . A stream of fire playeil directly into the German’s face, scorching his check and obliterating one large, red tide whisker in an instant. The German jumped off the car with a howl of anguish. He was followed by tho as tonished official, who began to make an apology. “You make one pig joke," screamed the German, “but I has you arrested. ” The official was obliged to show his shield and give. the name of the clerk who had furnished the obnoxious cigar before the German would believe his ex planation. A day or two later the clerk received a letter from the German’s law yer stating that a suit for damages had been authorized. Fearing that his post tion in the department would be forfeited if the facts came to the notice of a eom- I missioner, the clerk man haste to ettle. I The sum of money which wa m died as a salve to the German's outraged feelings made a big hole in the clerk’s monthly pay. Warned by his experience, lhe other clerks have since been experiment ing with cigars “loaded” only with the teeth extracted from rubber combs. The fumes of burning rubber mixed with to bacco smoke have turned the stomachs of several case-hardened smokers. —A cm York Tribune. An Antiseptic Climate. One of the most curious results of my observations is that the climate of Duma raland possesses what we might, call an antiseptic character for several months of every year. The quality is an attend ant of the long annual drought. Every living thing suffers during that period from the excessive heat, and much com fort is impossible, even in the shade, while, in places exposed to the warm winds, tlu; thermometer has risen to 129 degrees; and the sand, uninoistened for six months, becomes so hot that I have seen eggs hardened in it. This arid heat is opposed to the propagation of ferment, for it dries up everything that is exposed to the wind before it has time to sour. No manifestations of tuberculosis are known. Wounds of every kind heal re markably quickly and well, without enough suppuration taking place to make the bandages stick. The manner in which large, neglected wounds heal of themselves would form an interesting study for a professional surgeon, f ob ! served a case of a Herero whose right lower arm hail been shattered in battle by a musket ball. The healing process had worked itself out in such away that the whole lower arm with all its muscles had become withered and useless, while the upper-arm bone was whole and cov ered at its lower end only with the brown j skin. All the muscles and ligaments of j the elbow-joint had vanished, while the | shoulder-muscles remained, so that the ! unpleasant spectacle was presented of the | man appearing to gesticulate with his bones. A woman lived at our station i • whose feet had been barbarously cut off j 1 in some war several years before, so tlmt J ! her captors might more easily get off the j 1 iron ornament which the Herero woman wear on their ankles. Although th< woman had to lie helpless for a long tune, her wounds eventually healed up, and now she has been hopping around on her knees for thirty years.— Pi/jmlur Science Monthly. An Elephantine Child. Mr. John Hout. who re-ides near Elli cottvill, has probably the greatest prodigy : in the shape of a child ever seen anywhere in this section. The child in question is a hoy, whose third birthday occurred Wednesday last, at which time he ; weighed 105 pounds in his shirt sleeve and stocking-. He iaonly about four feet ; tall. His limbs and feet resemble those of an elephant in shape and size more than those of .a human being, and his en \ tire body is correspondingly large. lie is healthy and robust, never having been sick a day in his life, and th'-re seems to be no diseases to account for hi- prodig ions size. Both i/f his parent-, are of small stature, neither of them weighing to exceed 125 pounds. Port Jervi* (A. Y.j LIFE’SJOVIALSIUK. HUMOROUS SKETCHES FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. A Redeem iu« Feature Xol * lint Kind of a Ring Letting the Cat Out Warmed the Thermome ter -Got the ilol). Ete. ■ Charley Highflyer: “Hello, ol’feller. 1 see you are wearing your watch again. ’ Jimmy Tuffboy: “Yes; got it back yesterday.” Charley; “That’s funny." Jimmy: “What’s funny?” Charley: “Why, I heard a lady say the other day that you hadn’t a redeeming , feature. ” — Rambler. Not that Kind of a King. “Deep in the satin recesses,” his letter ran, “of this fairy box you will find a ring. I had it made for you, to inclose, as it wero, my sentiments on this joyful occasion.” Her heart stood still. “How beautiful 1” she murmured, ns she took up the box! “How simple and poetic away of asking mo to be his wife, and so direct. Ah I” and she kissed the bluish paper, and tenderly untied the string. . . “I tremble,” she whispered. “Will it be a diamond, or a ruby, or a ” It. was neither. It was a napkin ring.— iS'an Francium Chronicle. Letting the Cat. Out. She was in the parlor entertaining young Dr. Pillgarlie while her big sister was putting the finishing touches to her toilet up-stairs. While she was munch-I ing the candy he had given her, she sud denly put her hand to her cheek. “Oh, dear, I’ve get toof-achel” “That’s too bad, ” he said sympatheti cally. “I wish my tees was like sister Lil lie’s,” she said, artlessly. “Why?” ho asked. “Then when they ached T could take take’em out an’ put ’em in a mug till they got through.” And then sister Lillie, who had en tend, led her out with the remark that “little girls should have been in bed long ago.” - -Sam. the Searuvwtich. Warmed (lio Thermometer. Over in the treasury a story is told at thi expense of a high oflicial. The air in thi- room was rather chilly, hut the clerks found busily si work in thi ir light office coats. They had warmed the bulb , of the thermometer up to seventy five,and awaited developments. The official re i marked that it was cold mid shivered and looked uneasily about the room. A clerk leisurely glanced at. (hr* Ihermomcleraad esw it was very com I'm I a bio. Tin ii- ml looked and saw and wondered “I think I must have a e!,dl,” he said, but he wen* to 'ns <i Pretty soon the eh rk in front of him deliberately pulled oil bis coat and re . sumed work. “I am sure I must have a chill,” again ; remarked the official, but every clerk had his nose down to business, and hadn't : time to answer. “Good heavens!” exclaimed another in a loud aside, pulling off his coal. The official, slill mil tiled in his over coat and shivering, went over again and j looked at the thermometer. A elerk had in the meantime applied the lighted end of a eigar to the bulb, and themer- j rury bail jumped to eighty. “Dearriie!”said Iheollieial, “I’m afraid I’m going to be sick.” After a little he j pulled on hisglovesimd started for home, took quinine and went to bed. When he returned to the office next day the story met him in the corridor, lie says it i all right; he is well, and the fellows who i played it on him are sneezing their heads j off. PUUtbwrg J)i*piite,li., Got the .Fob. The other morning a hoy about four teen years of age knocked at the door of a house on Brush street, and asked tho woman if she didn’t want the snow cleaned off the walk. “How much?” she cautiously inquired. “Thirty cents.” “1 won’t pay it. If you want to do the work for ten cents vou can go ahead.” He leaned on the handle of his snow | shovel and looked thoughtful, arid she [ finally queried : “Well, what do you say?” “ft’s just as that woman around the corner told me,” he replied, “I hoveled off iier snow and she gave rno fifty cents. \ I told her I was coming to you, and she : said ” “f don’t know her. What business is it to her. ” “Yes, but ” “What did she say?” “She said I'd get left She said that any woman who wore a plush deque and pa-sed it off for a thr'-e-hundred-dollar sealskin would be mean enough to go out nights and shovel her own snow.” “Boy!” whispered the woman as she turned white clear around her neck, “f want you to clean off the -now. When you are through I’ll give you a silver dollar and ( want you to go around and tell that woman that, any one who buys and wears dollar store, jewelry and four tin shilling shoes hasn't got sense enough to fall off a bob-tailed car!”— Detroit Fro: Tough on Tommy. “Tommy, will yon have ome more pudding, rny son? asked Mr- Smiley at. the burls; -i.t- dim ; -r. 'There wa- i large company present and she spoke very pleasantly to Tommy, for she was afraid ne might i«- disagreeable. Tommy was in the habit f makixg disagreeable re marks wh> i Here was company “1 don t know whether I will take any j more pudding or not. You are always j saying that I-at as much as four boys. | “Why, Tommy, you know better than that." “Yes, you and pa arc always saying I’m Ino better than a pig. Are you sure enough in earnest when you ask me if I want some mere pudding?" “Tommy, i m ashamed of you. Won’t you have some more pudding, just a little more, come now, that’s a good boy, said Mrs. Smiley, looking at him as if she would like to skiu him alive. “Well,” replied Tommy, defiantly, “I’m in a tix. If I say I want some more pudding, then you’ll say after the folks are gone that the little pig had to have pudding twice. If I don’t take any more pudding, then you’ll say that 1 ate so much turkey that 1 couldn’t eat any morn puddln’ when you offered it to me. Blamed if 1 know what to say. A New York boy lias a tough time of it, any how. ” Texas Sift iny*. Tho Indian Question. A tall and commanding-looking Indian from the Canada side, having a big back load of door-mats on hisjback, was tramping up Randolph street yesterday when a man in a saloon beckoned him in. The red man’s face lighted up with a “ten-cents apiece” smile of satisfaction as he walked in. There were three men present, and they seemed to ho in a hilarious state. “See here old oopper-face,” said one, as ho shut and locked tho door, “I’m down on Injuns, first, Inst, and all tho I time. They shot an uncle of mine, and I’vo sworn revenge. Maybe you are ready to take the ull firedost licking a redskin ever got I” “JIu!" replied the Indian,as ho looked from onn to tho other. “Anil the varmints scalped and roasted ray grandmother I" put in the second white man. “I didn’t care par ticularly about, the old lady, but it’s the principle of the thing 1 look at. I’vo got to have Injun blood I” “Hill" satil tho Indian,os beseemed to catch on. “And I,” put in tho third man, “am down on Injuns in a general way After these other two fellers have got through with you I propose to walk on the man gled remains. Lot tho performance now ! begin 1” 11. begun. People who looked in at the windows could see nothing. I’eo pie who got a look through the open door saw hats, door mats, saw dust, and chairs hovering in the air, hut not for long. In about three minutes the red man stalked forth, somewhat, flust.mt.ed and a little hit worn away, but he had not. lost a drop of blood nor a door mat. Inside the saloon ail was peaceful end 1 serene. The mao whose uncle was shot was lying under a table; the one "■ Imsc -grandmother wns shot seemed hying awful hard t.o remember how the affair bet'lln slid the oc,: who went, in on gen i il ■ , ijih was looking out of two bi t ,cm at a ruined nose. tic'' called tin: Indian as hn was rein ly to move on. But. no one hewed. Detroit Free Free*. Gates of lliipiiinesa. All men and women should rejoice to remain part child all through life, how eve r long its course may run. The games, 1 the dance, the anecdote, the assembly of friends, tho feast, arc as much a part of ! humanity as its natural power to laugh or to perceive the points of wit. Amuse inent is one of the forms of human hap i piness. The happiness, like old Thebes, lias a hundred gates for its coming and going the gate of tears, for man weeps when In-is nappy, amid music or in re visiting his mother’s home; the gate of pens! vouch q for ho is happy when ho rends “Gray s Elegy,” or walks in the rustling autumn leaves; the gate of ad miration, for man is happy amid the beauty of nature and of art,; the gate of friendship, when heart finds its com pan j ion heart; the gate of hope, for man is happy when the coming days are pictured with these angel figures of expectation. Os these hundred gates of happiness, amu-ement makes onir—planned by the Builder of human life It must open be fore us and we may all pass in and out as long as the heart shall remain unbroken by death or grief. Urn. humid, Swing. Wasted Sympathy. Sympathetic Visitor (to convict) “What brought you to this unfortunate | place, my poor fellow?” Gonviet— “Prize fightiri’ sir.” Sympathetic Visitor-—“Ah, Indeed; prize fighting. I suppose you feel the disgrace of your present position keenly at times?” Gonviet “Disgrace, sir? I knocked my man out on the second round.”— New York Sun. Taken fn. With the ti'-r'-o I,mi constrictor he hart oorne utr a victor In the jungles of tropic Brazil, And the wil’d (tlligater and things of that natur’ He said 'twos a pleasure to kill. *1 was n cold day and drizzly whenever a grizzly Or a panther could rnuke him afraid, And tropical vermin that set people squirmin’ Didn t terrify him the least shade. Jf<- aid he had men a wild roaring hyena Quail nurl crotch at the glance of Ids eye, And an African lion that be had his eye on, Was '-aim as a pig in a sty. Ho the p ,pie of Newsviile, this bruiser from Bruf*) vlllo, Regarded with feeling* of ewe, And this ts»a-tfill new corner for the whole of one soruiner, Regaled them with tales of hi* jaw. Jin' dills from the tailor and plumber and nailer Piled up on his Oilile unpaid, And ’twin misery and woe, sir, to the butcher and gr'sy-r To whom he awarded hi* trade. Tic eis.li and dressmaker, the *tald under tala-r. The painter, the printer, the priest. Hie . hmi and lish dealer, the medical healer. tie . vi rid led from greatest to least. Ho when -nriug was a budding he left on a ■Ridden. I This man of such valiant renown. He left every creditor as poor as an editor, For had “stuck" every man in the town. Lyrm tfni&n. ■ localities, of natural beauties, of the ap pearaneo of a street or a city no idea of what they look like is formed in his mind, and none conics to him in the tall ies of his sleep. A blind man has been known to dream of a ('host, and he thus tells the story: “ I heard a voice at the door, and I said : “ Bless me, if that ain’t John,” and 1 took him by the sleeve; it was his shirt sleeve I felt, and I was afraid of him. Then I dreamed that he continued to frighten me, as I knew that In' was dead. I thought that I was being pushed by his ghost. Then I woke up, and felt no more.” Our blind friend at the home often dreams of In ing out in the street or in the country, hut ho did not dream that ho saw the street or the scenery in the country, but he felt the open air of the country, and recognized the street, he cause he was dreaming of one along which he had frequently walked. Curious and full of interest as are the dreams of the blind of every condition, there is a elass of blind people whoso sleeping impressions arc of especial inter est- that class of unfortunate people who become blind when quite young, at a period when external objects, and the outward world generally, had just begun to make an impression upon them. Much blind people sometimes, Imt not always, dream that they cun see; but in their vision they see things with the eyes of childhood, and they never dream of any t scene or object except those which, like dim recollection, have remained in the memory from what they actually saw b<- fore they became blind. A blind man who was stricken at the age of five years and never visited the country dreams of seeing city streets, city house* or rity parks, but never of country scenery, of a railroad, or of a river, and ho vice versa. As often as not thir class of blind per sons dream as if they had never been blind at all, and at other times as if all memory of blindness had passed from them. —Philadelphia Jlerord. The I*resident’* Musical Taste. “President Cleveland has a good ear for music, Imt his favorite tunes are popular enough, goodness knows,” writes a Washington correspondent of the Bos ton Traveller. “Since he has been in the White House he has said that there were two melodies that be was always glad to listen to. When questioned in regard to them, he replied that they were ‘Auld bang Syne’ and ‘Listen to the Mocking Bird.’ ' He enjoys the lighter music, and is particularly fond of negro melo dic A min-trel entertainment pleases Mr. Cleveland beyond anything else, but he will not by at a comic opera, pro viding the music is bright and clever and the girls pretty and interesting. 'I he President is very much like the rest of us in this respect. He hasn’t been a regular patron of the theatre since he haa been in Washington, but thatds probably owing to the fact that the entertainments havn’t been to his liking when he has had the leisure to attend. Mr. Cleveland doesn’t take much interest in the emotional drama, the melodramatic or tragedy, be dtime lie goes to the theatre to be amused, and as a pleasant relaxation from the duties and responsibilities of his high position.” ' A Chicago man pays SIO,OOO a year for j one pew in church.