SALISBURY, N. C. THURSDAY, SEPTELIBER 26. 1889.
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- lialflc Manager.
JAS. L. TAYLOR,
uen. I'asts. Agent.
W. A. TURK,
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'ifler Train Schedule.
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, ito. ij-, , ' spruce w.x where adv-rtlrfn
This pawrder never varies. A marvf lol ,jur.t
sirengtb,ana wjiolesomencss. Moe economlcul
than tlieordlaarv kinds, and cannot be sold la
competition wim the miUltiid of low 4est . short
welght.aluru or phosphate powders. Soldonlj in
cans. Koyai. Uakinu Powdek Co..l06 all fetN
For gale bv ninjrham & Co., Youijg & Bos
tian,anl N. P. Murplij-.
Almost even liodv v ant.- a "Spring Tonic."
Here is a simple testimoiijal. which shows how
B. B. B. is rcjfiirJe-l. If Mill knock your mala
ria out ami restore your appetite :
Splendid for a Spring Tonic,
Arlixoton, On., June 30, 1 888. 1
I suffered with malarial blood poison 'more or
less-all the time, and the vnly medicine thai
done me any good is II. IS. II. ' It is undoubted
ly the best blood medtciae made, and for this
malarial comitry should be used by ev-ry oim?
in tlie spring ot the year, and is good in sum
mer, fall and winter as a tonic and bloo purifier.
Gives Batter Tatisfacticn.
-Cadiz, Ky., July 0, 1887.
Please send me one box Blood Balm Catarrh
Snuff by return mail, as one of my customers
is taking IJ. B. Ji. for catarrh and wants 1i box
of the snuff. . B. B. gives bettor satisfaction
than any I ever sold. 1 Iiavp sold 10 dozen in
the past 10 "weeks, and' it gives good satisfac
tion. If Tuon't remit ali right for snuff write jrie.
Yours, . II. Bkaxdox.
Ifr Removed the Pimplea.
rRoexo -Molxtaix, Tenn'March 23, 1887.
A lady frienfj of mine lias for several years
been troubled with bumps' and pimples on her
face itnd nee, for' which she used various cos
metics, in order to remove them and beautify
and improve her complexion; but" these local
applications were only temporary and left her
skin in a worse condition.
I recommend an internal preparation
"iiown as Botanic Blood Balm which I have
ecu using und selling about-two years; she
used three bottles and nearly all pimple3 have
disappeared, her ikin is soft and finooth, and
her general health much improved. bhe ex
presses herself much gratified, and can recom
mend it to all who are thus all'ected.
Mks. S. M. Wilsox.
A BOOK OF .WONDERS, FREP.
All who desire full informs. ion about the cause
and cHre of Blood Poisons, scrofula and Scrofulous
Swellings. Ulcers, sotes, liheumjitism. Kidney
Complaints, Catarrh, eic.. can secure by m ill, free,
a copy of our32-page Illustrated Book vt Wonders,
tilled with the most wouderturand startling proof
ever b foreknown. Address,
4o:ly Blood. Balm c.-.. AtlaDta. Ga
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Where" a full line of poods in his line1nr
al wav be found.
For sale by JXO. Ii; ENNISS, Druggist.
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CRAIGE & CLEMENT,
Feb. 3rd, 188 1 5'
)ll. J. C. McCUBBINS,
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Jackson's Old Home.
y Tbere was recently st irted in Ten
nesse a inurement which Jias for its ob
ject Ihe preservation of the "Hermit
age," Gen. Andrew Jackson's old
home. TKe-movement is chiefly due
to the efforts of the Tadies of Tennes
see, who have been for some time- try
ing touring it to a successful termina
tion. A plan of action was at last
-adopted, and the Hermitage association
was fprmeq. "This plan was similar to!
the one used to preserve Washington's
home at Mount Vernon indeed, the
Mount Vernon plan, which everybody
knows was so successful, has served ns
a modal. It is the intention to make
the society, national in character, and
as itr will lake great deal of money to
carry out the project, it will bi the
society's endeavor to reach every ad
Under the . Mount s Vernoiv plan
$200,0(X) was raised to purchase the
estate of Washington and set it apart
forever as hallowed and sacred ground.
Thirty-two years have passed since
ML Vernon became in this way the
property, to all intents and purposes,
of the whole American people," and the
success which has attended that under
taking has probably had a great deal to
do with u The Hermitage Association."
hen. Jackson moved from rorth
Carolina to Tennessee in 1788, vod in
1804 he built the hut where he lived so
There is not in the whole country
another log hut so rich in historical
associations. It was the home of Jack
son when his deeds as an Indian fighter
thrilled the young republic from one
end to the other. It was here that
Burr visited him in 1805 and unfolded
his famous project of an empire in
Mexico, f Jackson was living in this
hut in 1812 when war was declared
againstEng1and, and it Was from this
hut that he started out with his little
armv of 2,500 volunteers to sail down
the Cumberland, the Ohio and ' the
Mississippi one thousand miles to New
Orleans. In this log cabin he heard
the news of the Fort Minims massacre
by the Creeks in August, 1S13. and
from it he again took the field at the
head of 5,000 men, called out by the
Governor of Tennessee. It was here
that he received his commission as
major general in the regular army, and
from here he again started on the
march which ended with his seizure of
Pensacola, then belonging to Spain
He returned tothe hut after the battle
of New Orleans, and again set forth to
return a coiuiueror from the Seminole
war, and to it after the Florida pur
chase came his commission as first gov
ernor of the new territory,
r In 1818 Gen. Jackson built a hand
some m.Mision on the site of which is
the present building. The house was
nearly all ui-sh . i! !: ii; in 1836.
In the same year the present structure,
which is an exact copy of the first one,
was erected. Mr. Parton, in his Life
of Jockson," thus describes it:
' It was uotavery spacious build
ing, and very far, indeed, from being
an elegant-one. A two story brick
house with a double piazza, both in
front and in th rear: the piazza wood
en and painted white, supported by
thick grooved pillars of the same ma
terial and color. The floors of the
lower piazza tire of stone, and each end
terminating in a wing of the house.
"Just behind .'the edifice is a large
garden with pebbled paths and beds
bordered with bricks. The rooms are
lofty, rather small and plainly furnish
ed. The parlors Jire hung with por
traits of the general and his friends
Coffee, Bronaugh, Gadsden, Eaton and
others. There is a portrait of Mrs.
Jackson in white satin, topaz jewelry,
low neck ant', short sleeves; fat, forty
and not fair. In the hall are busts of
Edward Livingston, Lewis Cass, and
, The New York World give a short
history of the present movement to
preserve the Hermitage which is ex
tremely interesting, and. from which
we copy the following:
This is not the first attempt that has
been made to save the famous Hermit
age, with all the associations which
cluster around the homa of the great
soldier, patriot and president. In 1856
it was bought by the Legislature of
Tennessee ft r $78,000 from Andrew
Jackson, Jr., an adopted son of Gen.
Jackson, and bonds, which are still a
part of the State debt, were issued for
that purpose. The property thus ac
quired included the mansion, tomb and
500 of the 1,000 acres which Gen.
ZLtffkson died possessing in 1845. Mr.
Jackson, after the sale had been effect
ed, was allowed to reside in the place
for two years, until he could make
other arrangements. At the end of
that period lie removed to Louisiana
with pari of his household goods and
m Ait Ik
ivegrots, leaving a tew of the old ser
vants behind .to protect the property.
Just before the outbreak of the -civil
war he returned to the Hermitage at
the request of Governor Harris, and
again took up his residence there.
Shortly afterwards, while hunting in
the Hermitage woods, he received a
a gunshot wound in the hand, which
resulted in his death through lockjaw.
- Mrs. Jackson herself died about two
years ago, and then it was that the
Stateituthorities resolved to resume
possession f the propel ty. For two
years the house and gropuds have been
inoldering in decay, until last spring,
when the tmestion of what should he
1 done with the Hermitage rgain came
up for consideration. "STtie idea then
occurred to some of the. ladies of
Nashville to form an association on the
Mount Vernon model, raise a fund to
restore the house and groundsns near
ly as possible to their condition when
Gen. Jackson died, and to preserve
then as a memorial to the man who
was ad mired . and: beloved by so many
of his countrymen.
A few leading men of the State who
were consulted on the subject were in
favor of the scheme as a happy and
patriotic solution of a problem which
the authorities saw no clear way of
solving, and the ladies of the ML Ver
non association, who were written to,
contributed out of the store of their
ripe experience. Accordingly, these
patriotic Nashville women took out a
charter to enable them to accomplish
in a legal way their design The pro
ject did not arouse much enthusiasm.
A oner newspaper paragraph calling
attention to it was, however, enough
for the introduction of a hill' in the
Legislature, at the instance of the State
bivouacs of Confederate soldiers. - ask
ing for the Hermitage for a period of
twenty-five years, as a home for dis
abled ex-Confederate soldiers.
The ide a and bill became very popu
lar, especially as it was so well known
that Jackson, in hislife, .had done so
miiph for tlio cibli n , ih 1,K.., U I
... -'uimn, aim nit- muics ijc-
gan to look upon their charter as so
much waste paper! Thev did not
however give up. andji counter bill was
introduced providing for the purchase
of the house, tomb and 250 acres of the
prorty. A large number of influen
tial citizens rallied to the support of
the ladies and promised their co-opera- liberators never let well enough alone,
tion. This was a flank movement, and j they never know when to stop when
the disposition of the Hermitage was ' their -work is done. We very
held in abeyance. Jn the meantime much question whether the happiness
efforts were made to harmo.iize the of the negro is increased. He is kept
two parties. A meeting of the citi- j worried in soul to keep up his allegi
zens was held, and there was some vig- mice as a good Republican .as compen
orous oratory on both sides. This j sation for the service of liberation
meeting was decisive of the struggle. for with those so-called philanthropists
The soldiers' home committee altered 1 there must always be a quid pro quo
their petition to the Legislature, ex- and now it is proposed to worry him
empting the house and tomb and in body by insuring his . party fidelity
twenty-five acres. Both bills were in moving him up North exposing him
thf ii passed. 1 to the rigors of an arctic winter, with
Mrs. Dorris, secretary of the associa- the certainty that he must)erish,
tion in writing of the Hermitage at the ! but not perhaps 11 u til after he has
present time, says:
it- is now 111 that state ot nil ipm.-i-tion
that unless prompt, and efficient
measure are taken it will in a few more ,
years pass into titter ruin. To the eye
the house still presents the same state
ly appeairance of old, but. the eaves,
the roof, the foundation, the ceiling,
are all in ned of renovation. The
propesteps taken now, the, home of
Jackson will be preserved forever, and
futtfre generations will praise the ef
forts of those who saved it. The pa
pering upon the walls has never been
changed since Gen. Jackson's death.
Ii ic bedroom is just as it was. the d ly
he died. The hall is papered with the
legend of 'iWmachus, which style was
fashionable in th:f day. The walks
in the garden are just ti5 he left them, protection guaranteed by constitution
The old fashioned floweri peonies, j al enactment to all citizen."' Anhecille
lilacs, daffodils, snowballs, lilies o the ; Citizen.
valley now a wilderness of the garden,
which may, with proper care, be re-
stored to its original neatness and or
der' The tomb of Jackson is in the south
west corner, of the garden, three hun
dred feet or so from the mansion. The
material used in the construction is
solid limestone, and the flight of years
has made but slight impression on it.
The dome is supported by eight col
umns of the doric order and three
large steps s rve as well proportioned
base. Upon either side of the monu
mental piece in the center are two
heavy slabs, of stone, lviug horizon
tally upon the floor of the tomb and
in them are cut tha inscriptions. N -thing
could be simpler than this one:
General, Akdrew Jackson,
Born March 10,1707 -Died June 8, 1845
History tells the rest. Poor Rachel,
who never saw the White House to live
in it, and who never cared to go there
except to be with her illustrious hus
band, has one of the most beautiful
inscriptions ever cut in stone or gra
ven in bronze:
" Here lie the remains of Mrs. Ra
chel Jackson, wife of President Jack-
Jackson, who died the 22 I of Decem
ber, 1828, aged ,01 yerrs. Her face
was fair, her person pleasing, her tem
per amiable, her heart kind. She de
lighted in relieving the wants of her
fellow creatures and cultivated that di
vine pleasure by the most liberal and
nn pretended methods. To the poor
she was a benefactor, to the rich an
example, to the wretched a comforter,
to the prosperous an ornament. Her
piety went hand-in hand with her be
nevolence, and she thanked her Crea
tor for being permitted to do good.
A being so gentle and virtuous slander
might wound but could not dishonor.
Even death, when he bore her from
the arms of her husband, could but
transport her to the bosom of God."
The latest expensive whim indulged
in hv tin Kiny of Wurtemberg is the
... - j o u
photographing of the moon to aseer-
rsiin .vlipthir it is inhabited. He has
the negatives magnified one hundred
thons'antl fold, aud has thus far dis
covered nebulae covered with little,
dots, whie h he believed to be lunar
Th o-uillotine is much more active
in Paris than it was some years ago.
- A Cruel Suggestion
la that of a "Republican resolution
adopted by some convention up in
Iowa or Minnesota or some other of
the blizzard States to urge upon the
discontented negroes of the Sauth, .tn
emigrate in ii body to the Northwest,
escaping trouble at home nd--putting
themselves safe under the protecting
wings of the Republican party. This
is clearly the object of the resolution,
to add to the strength of the party
with heartless indifference to the phy
sical sacrifices the negroes will make
in accepting the invitation. It is bold
naked deception attempted to be prac
ticed upon credulity and ig iorance, a
cruelty that might be amazing in peo-J
pie claiming to be governed by the
tender motives ofphilanthropy," if we
did not know it wTill snivelling hypoc
risy. The negro is a sub-tropical pro
duct; he has never been the subject of
acclimation or adaptation like the
whites to the extreme of cold. He
finds it a hard struggle to get through
the winters of North Carolina. He-
wilted under the rigors of the New
England climate. The thrifty people
of that energetic land recognized the
fact, sold off to the South and West
Indies all the abled bodied slaves on
hand, and then made a virtue of neces-
; sity, became converts to the doctrine
of the wickedness of slaverv. e.nanci
pated the old, worthless, voting and
helpless, and then entered upon the
long, holy and successful crusade
against the slave-holders in the South.
We are not sorry that they were suc
cessful. We are much better off with
out than with the slaves. But these
giveij one or two Republican votes and
sited tile ptrty.
As an offset to the Iown resoulution,
the Democratic State Colored League
of Pennsylvania has recently issued
an address. Af er complaining of. the
want of recognition of the northern
colored man by the Republican paity
the address gives the following counsel
to the colored man of tlie South:
" We deplore the condition of our
people in the South, and counsel them
to ameliorate the condition by allying
themselves with the people of their
section of the country, with whom
their interests should be identical,
rather than stir up s'rife by adhering
to the Republican party, which either
is unwilling or unahle to give them tlie
Schdol for Beggars.
At Westminster Police Court recent
ly, two boys of 13, named Frost and
Oakea, living with "their parents on
Wandsworth, were charged witii beg
ging at Vauxiiall bridge, says the Pall
Mall Gazette. The boys aliege that a
woman living in Woodgate street,
Nine Elms, trained them and other
lads as beggars, and that she used to
mind their decent ciothes and supply
tiieui with rags 10 go out in. Her own
boy, it is iuiid, was the head of the
g;iu n of j iVvMiih oeggar-, and tued iu
take tt.e iiney, which partly went to
his mother and partly in refreshments
and visits to transpontine music halls.
Mrs. Frost said she had been to this
woman and warned her that if she
; heard that her boy's clothes were kept
again she would lock her up for un-
lawful possession. This was the ad
vice of the school board officer. The
defendants, questioned by Mr. D'Eyn
court, adhered to their statements about
being-supplied with rags, etc., and the
magistrate said that if it was true the
woman really ought to be prosecuted.
A police constable said he had seen the
woman and she had denied taking care
of the boys clothing. Only the evi
dence of the boys could le obtained.
Mr. D Eyncourt I hope the Mendici
tv will inonire fully into the matter,
and that a prosecution will be institu
ted if the boys have spoken the truth,
which I believe they have. 1 lie ac
cused were discharged on promising
not to repeat the offense.
One of the most convenient articles
to be used in a sick-room is a sand
bag. Get some clean, fine sand; dry
it thoroughly in a kettle on the stove.
Make a bag about eight indies square
iu flannel, fill it with dry sand, sew
the opening- carefully together, and
cover the bag with cotton or linen.
This will prevent the sand from sifting
out, and will also enable you to heat
fl linr runic lrlv hv nlacing it in the
oven or even on top of the stove
After once using this you will never
again attempt to warm the feet or
bauds of the sick person with a bottle
of hot wsiter or a brick. The sand
holds the heat a loag ti.ue, aud the bag
fcii.-ked uu in the back without
l W w I
hnrtiuir the invalid. It is a goxl plan
'I. l . ... fh...u ..F t!iu lii. :ind
tO Ili-iKe imi "i ""re v--,
keep them on band ready for umj at
any tune wnen uwieu.
Bunker Hill tfoaumant
A visit to the Bunker Hill monu
ment in Charlestown h none the lw
interesting because it is easily reached
from the city proper. Its romantic po
sition on a high eminence - and
beautiful grass, green a an emerald.
are little in comparison to the world of
history 111 connection with it The
strong pedestal is certainly character
istic of the old Puritan veterans, stout
and defi int, who freely iprtp thpir
lives in defeuse of this country in the
lhe distance from the lottom to the
top of the monument is 221 feet, in
side the shaft is u hollow cone, the
outside diameter of which at the bot
tom is ten feet and the inside seven
feet. .There were over three hundred
visitors on one d-ty this week, the aver
age attendance being about two hurt-
dredrthe total number during the year
aooiu twenty-eight thousand.
lhe old gentleman in charge, Mr. J.
B. Goodnow, has spent fully the half
of his life on this eminence. He has
lately been obliged to call in theasint
ance of a young lady, who is very cour
teous to visitors.
The admission to the menument is
20 cents, but the writer was cordially
invited carte blanche. The climbing
of the winding stairs was more of a feat
than was at first anticipated, but ad
ditional strength was acquired at every
turn, and the top was gain iu an al
most incredible time. On gaining the
summit or observatory about a dozen
visit jrs smiled on the next arrival.
Acquaintances are easily formed at
such places. The place is lighted by
four windows and is provided with iron
shutters. A young man was looking
from one of the windows and remark
ed: "1 don't think much of the town."
" Why? " " I have seen larger cities.
I live at Nashville, Tenn. I have been
four months from home. 1 came here
this morning, and I return home this
eveuing." " Get a guide book and see
more of our citv." " I don't want it."
Here was a poor grumbler uneasy with
himself, who could gaze on a magnifi
cent panorama and look on the beauti
ful harbor without one patriotic throb.
The lady visitors were entirely differ
ent, and praised Boston as she de
serves. Returning, the writer spent some
time in the statute room, which is iu
thy charge" of a very pleasant aud
agreeable lady. She directed attention
to the statute of General Warren, Put
nam's sword; the picture of Webster,
and a host of hjstori al relics. -The
rooms are quite attractive, and an hour
was passed agreeably.
Women in the departments in Washing
ton. The number of women employed in
the departments in Washington in
creases every year, despite the opposi-
lion to them by many, it not most,
high officials. The Treasury, the In
terior and the Post Office departments,
used to be the only ones wherelemales
occupied the desks as clerks, f now
they are to be found everywhere that
male clerks are. Even tnt staid old
State Department and the rulenjf-
three War and Navy departments have
had to succumb to the person iii petti
coats. The officials of the War and
Navy departments held out strenuous
ly. The first allowed women to take
copying to their houses, but vowed
that never should they occupy desks
and be regularly eniplojed like meu.
It was a case of man proposes and
woman disposes. The man who now
walks through the corridors of th.se
depaitments is as apt to meet a female
f clerk asjt male. Every year there is
an increase in the: el ruul force of
each department, and vrth .ich in
cTtaset the names of an jul lttiniU num
ber of females go ou. lift payrolls.
This is notably the case this fiscal year,
because a practically new department,
the Census Office, has been ojened up.
Already there is a small army of clerks
employed there. Th.s jiroportion is
about seven females to three males.
And that proportion is likely to be
maintained as the work of the Census
Orfice grows aud the necessity for more
Eyes of Great Men.
PEOPLE OF HIGHEST CIVILIZATION HAVE
EYES OF BLUE OR GRAY.
An occulist who has made the hu
man eye a study for thirty years, and
has examined many famous men's eyes.
declared the Philadelphia Prts that
the "thoroughbred American eye was
steel blue in color.
"Would you say that black eyed
and brown eyed men are deficient in
"Not that to be sure, since history
has afforded some examples of able
men whose eyes possessed this pigment.
put, undeniably, among the people
of higher .civilization eyes grow higher
iu hue, and there are to-day far more
blue-eyed persons than there were a
ceutury ago. If you will bs at pains
to inq lire the color of the eyes of Bis
niark, Gladstone, Huxley, Virchow,
Buchuer, Renan, in fact, of any of the
living great, as well as oi the great
array of the dead who in life disfin
guisned themselves, you will learn that
,uot of them have, or had, eyes of blue
or gray. It hasVeemed to me that
the ni'j'ment is in the wav: that it ob-
the objects presented to the
.rgin, LiA the aspiring mind
. . . .
the greatest light, cast, it off.
"Come and Jeo Me.
Never take "come and tee me" as a
phrase meant in earnest unless it w
accompanied yvith a date. An invita
tion without M circumstance" is no
invitation at all. Depend upon it. it
any maii or woman denrrs 011r com
pany, her or the will appoint M tmi -
for your visit "ChII on me when von
can make it convenient;' "drop in as
you are passing by ;M "make us a visit
whenever you have an hour or two ta
pare, are social indefinitisms by
which meu of the world understand
that they are not expected . to do the
When people wish to lw cheanlv rw-
lite, there is nothing like this kind of
vagueness, lhe complimentary smalh
change of society should alwiiys be
taken at a large discount- U is. never
wortn its tate, or anything like it.
Yet it is a couveuieut medium of ex
change for all that, and heavy debts
of gratitude, that ought to I? requited
in better coin, are often paid with it.
People who have more polish than
principle use it lavishlyplain blunt.
nonest men si ann 'ly, or not at all.
Whoever mkM fri-ndlv
fashionable house 011 th ativntrth ,.t .
mere "come andjee roe," will belikelj
........U ... il. i i . m i
cuuugu W miu unit vne ramiiy circle
which, ne nas dropped into by request
is un genial as the arctic circle, aud Ui
leave it with a chilly feeling about the
heart that will prevent him from ven
tu ring m the same high-latitude thtr.
after. But when a whole-souled fellow,
whom you know to be your frieud,
grasps you vigorously by the hand,
and says "Come and dine with me
to-day dinner on the table jit five
o'cljick be surelo come, we shall ex
pect you" go if you can, and you
will be nil the better for it both In
mind and body. One likes to .meet
friends at tfie hospitable board ontY
own or theirs, it matters not which
but a nod in the street is all-sufficient
from a fashionable acquaintance.
Twenty-twotDayi in Open Boats. -
New York HcraJJ.
A wild, weird story of the sea one
to make your heart stop beating if you
are a man, or if a wciuan tofill your
ees with tears. .
" The British ship Garston started
from Sydney, New South Wales, for
S.in Francisco. She sprang a leak,
and, though the pump were , worked
with might aud mainthe water gained
inch by inch. At last it wjw clear that
the vessel would go down. The boats
were lowered, manned and provided
with such provisions as could be car--ried.
For twenty-two days those sailors
drifted in their shallow craft at the
'mercy ot wind and waves. It was use
less to hoist signals of distress' for
not a traveller hove in sight. Hope
died slowly and desperation and de?
spair took its plae. Tlie foul wa
soon goo atfl the frcsjji watyr was
exhausted. . Day after diiy -passed aui
the agony increased until it almost ber
came insanity. The sailors glared, at
each Other, their lips parched, their
eyes bloodshot, and the hunger tieiuj
took possession of theul.
There was nothing else to do so they
decided that one of their number must
die. t was long before this point was
reached, but it was reached at last, and
they began to-cast lots.
Just then, so the story goes, some
one thought he sighted land. The
next few hours cannot be described.
With what eagerness J he dim spot on
the horizon was watched! It was land
indeed, and they were saved:
The natives treated the sailors .with
a t.: J 1 ., - f
great, mauuess, uuu in a xcw nuir,
alter a square ueil and a ret reining
sleep, they were jolly tars once mora,
with a thrilling story to tell to sweeU
hearts and wives.
Politicians Should Marry.
A well-known Congressman, who
litei been spending a few days at the
Fifth Avenue Hote', when asked W
terday by a reporter during the courM
of a half hour s chut, if a politician
should marry. "
" That is the very first thing he bus
to do," was the reply. " No man can
hope to fill one of "the higher offices
successfully without the aid of a wife.
Take John A. Logan for instance. He
was one those good-hearted, clever sort
of fellows, but be didn't know every
thing. "His "wife; did. She was full
of the social magnetism that attract.
She was up on every jioint of diploma
cy. Her information was thorough,
broad and at ready command. Logan's
political success was more his wife"
doing than his own? Harrison - is the
name. way. A that austerity of de
meanor which characterizes him in hi
official relations wears off in his wife's
presence, and he beonies the most
geniakof men. Blaine is an except im:,
He has the social attractiveness iu
himself. Yes, sir, the young jiolitician
must h ive a' wife. She wil. save him
from more expenses than when he has
only the expenses of oue to pay, ard,
ally in ii 'tho.is.uid emergencies."
A rok breaker has jurt been made
at Cmcagj which weighs forty-tfva
and which w,l break a big roc.,
! .the rate of two to three Um ps