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MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1886.
MR. ROBERT B. M1STELL.
THAT HE HIS TO SAY OF MM
How He Eatered Upon the Lire of an
Acter-Hig- Rapid Rlse-HU
Faith la Woman.
8t. loais Republican: "Twslve cr
thirteen years f go," said Mr. Robert
B. Mantell, the actor, yesterday, ai he
ocenpitd a chair io tbe rotunda of the
Soutuern and tank Into a ruminating
mod ; "iwelye or thirteen years ago I
went on the stage at Koctdale, in
Lancashire, England. I appeared
with the company supporting Mr.
George I. Carke, the comedian, and
played 'Father Doolan' in his Shau
ghraun. Aftr tlat I was for some
time with M B3 Marriott, doing the
heaviest and character parts. Teen I
- enlisted wi h Oharlea Matthews, who,
by the way, taught me a great deal
aboat dramatic art, and then I sop
potted George 8. Knight for a brief
tonr. Ia the year 1884 I first came to
this country, and remained in B ston
ten days only. Ycu see I wanted an
engagement at the Boston Museum,
bnt I foaod no vacancies, and so I re
turned home. Daring the season of
178 79 I sarxe again to America in
the tapporting company of Mme. Mod
jesks, playitg the fieiy Tybalt'
in Borneo and Juliet, 'Pi tea' in Frou
Fron and 'Goitave' in Canille. I still
have some of Ihn kindly notices given
me tbea by the press of 1 1 Louis.
After that engagement I went back to
England and tapported Miss Wallace,
playing a line of legitimate characters,
which included 'Orlando,' R meo,'
'Sir Claries Surface' end rtbers, and
fir three jerrs following I appeared
' steadily in the legitimate. I have even
played 'Macbeth that is to say, I
went on as 'Macbeth.' I must have
made a very youthful looking king,
despite the attempted disguise of a
stage beard. But it was while doing
this class of acting tbat I fell into cer
tain tradrticnul mannerisms,, which
have not yet left me, and which I
cling tj unconsciously. About that
time in my ctreer, however, Mr. Bou
cicaalt came to E eg' and and jotted
ms to his company. He was so pleased
with my work that on his return to
few York be spoke on my behalf to
Mr. Field, of the Boston Museum, and
to Mr. Wallack. Sbori'y afterwards
Mr. Stinsoa, r; presenting Mr. John
Itetson, ef Bjoth's Theater, engf ged
me and I came again to America.
But on nay arrival Mr. Bte'eon claimed
he had mistaken me fer another gen
tleman of whom he had beard, and
without more ado be turr.ed me over
te Brooks A Dickson. These gentle
men, Coding that Mr. John TV. Nor
ton imisted upon retiring from tbe
cast of Romany Rye, gave me the prin
cipal part, in which I made a success.
After a tour with Romany Rye I re
ceived an offer from Miss Fanny
Pavenaoit and did the beat woik I
was tbttn capable of as 'Loris' in Fe
dora. I also appeared for a season in
Called .fieri. Now, that's the history
of my stage eareer."
"When did you adopt this method
of quiet, repressed action ?"
' "That would be difficalt to say. I
got some hint of it from Charles Mat
thews, and I saw tbat the tendency of
people was toward an appreciation of
the nataral on tbe stagehand the more
I watched audiences and actors the
more convinced I was tbat rational
acting would becomB a popular de
mand: You lave seen Mr. Bcoth aa
'Iaeo;' bow quietly and yet how nat
urally and impressively lie reads bis
lines; nothing can shake his purpose
to be natniai, and not even at his exits
or curtains will he raise his voice to
the declamatory, aa other 'Iagoa' do. I
had seen a great deal of Mr. Booth,
and I aaw enough to learn that he was
entitled to annsnal praise for getting
out of the traditional and into the
realm of tbe actual. Mr. Booth
tktnkt; that is the wonderful source of
. "Mr. Mental, you are credited with
, remarkable grace in wearing a drees
' suit; is that natural, too?"
"I presume so," he answered, smil
ingly; "you know that in London a
young man speeds halt bis time in
" full dress, knocking around at the
data and balls, and a swallow tail
gets te be as na'ural as one's bat. But
for a period of six whole years I never
played a part tbat did not require me
to wear tights, and the first trouer
character I had after that made me
feel a trifle ill at eaee. However, I
. soon readily fell into tbe old habit,
and I have since preferred that line of
"Is it true that yon receive numbers
of admiring letters from unknown la
dies?" "Ho, sir; bo sir I During the past
five ytars I have never received more
tban Ive or tix gushing letters and
I cannot aay that tbey were from
ladies. Indeed, I know they were
not. It strikes me that men ought to
have a higher appreciation of women
than to believe tbat a pnre, good
woman would address a letter of love
. or affection to a man with whom she
was not acquainted no matter who
the man might be. Of course I re
ceive letters from both ladies and gen
tlemen asking for my autograph, as
nearly all actors do at times, oat such
requests are above suspicion, I have
heard a great many stories about such
actors as Montague and Rignold re
ceiving so many letters from admiring
women tbat big mail bags were re-
Suired to carry their mail from the
leater te the hotel. It is my be
lief that they are all lies. A
great fault of certain members of
the profession ia to magnify their
own isnnoitance by such despicable
means. I have enough respect for
women to feel and know that they
could not be guilty of such a trn ag
gression of the proprieties as is im
plied to them in the charge that any
number of ladies would deliberately
write to an unknown man, expressing
love or affection for him. It is simply
an insult to the sex, and I want to
recent it with all the emphasis in my
And Mr. Mantell meant every word
of it. His face reddened as be talked,
and his resentment was plainly ap
parent Tbe BepeaUct Bill, for tbe Ueraaaa
For some time past there have bsen
most contradictory rumors touching
the introduction of a new firearm into
the German army, and from the ex
treme clcseneis of -the military au
thorities cu all sueh subjects it was
naturally very difficult for an outsider
to get at tbe truth of the matter. My
inquiries, however, have now resulted
in establishing tbe trath of the report
that the Ministry of War has resolved
to adopt a repeating rifle for tbe whole
army, and that, indeed, four aimy
corps have already bsen sapplied witn
tbe new weapon. "What corps are
these?" I asked my informant a sci
entific offloer of repute. "Oh,"here-
Slied, "of course the army corps which
e nearest our western frontier, and
would .therefore have to bear tbe
brunt; at a French attack." Accord
ing, a's to my truttwortby Inform
ant, the weapon to be adopted la not
wholly a new one, but only the Mau
ser line now in cse, wi'h tbe stock
rooited it to a mrjrn ne capable of
holding tn cartrida-i s. If a like y ru
mor, loo, may te credited, all the chief
awnats cf the Empire, at Spandau,
Erfurt, Danteic and other places, are
now work'ng at this process of con
version nlk-hi and dy.
Duki Eauxest, cf Cobcg, carries the
Nimrod's medal, having but recently
killed his 1000th stag.
Tbb wobld at large will heartily
approve Mr. Gladstone's intent'on to
hatband h's energies for service in
the home rule cause.
Ex-Spkakeh Galusha A. Gbow, of
Pennsylvania begins to show his ad
vancing years in the slight stoop of his
form snd the gray of his hair.
8 ib Riciiaed Burton, the famous
traveler, will resign his Consulship at
Trieste and at the age of sixty-three,
retire to private life and meditation.
Mb. Poultnsy Bigixow, tbe editor
of Outing, bas interested himself in ths
proposed monument to Izaak Walton,
to be put in tbe Winchester Cathe
dral. Ex-Govbbnob Richabd 0. McOob
hick, the Republican candidate for
Congress, in the F rst New York Dis
trict, is a son-in-law of Allen G.
Chxsteb M. Dawks, a aon of the
Massachusetts Senator, haa ben ap-
Sointed junior counsel of the Chicago,
u. lington and Quincy Railroad Com
pany. Pbof. Whitney, of Yale, has baen
forced t) abandon all bis classes on
account of growing ill health, but
hopes that a winter of rest will bring
him around all right.
Prop. J. A. Harrison, of Virginia,
bas been made LL.D. by Randolph
Macon College. His recent historical
work, The' Story of Greece, is being
translated into Russian.
Gallant Phil Sheridan is getting
so fat tliat he, ton, has boen forced to
go into the band ot the massage pby
siiian who is treat'ng the President
and Secretary Manning.
AUGUST P. Waginbb has been com
inated by the Republicans of the
Ninth New York District to run
against tram Cox for fun. He will
probably get all be wants.
When aeked In New York on Tues
day whether the Democrats could
carry Pennsylvania, Samuel J. Ran
dall patted his gouty leg and said:
"Well, we have carried it before."
The Cobfbbrioiii or Claud Ib the
title of Mr. Fawcett's serial in the
Tribune. It is moet spproprite. Mr.
Fawcett bas been clawed by tbe critics
more than any literary man we know
The Hon. W. W. Thomas, jr., is still
in Stockholm preparing hia history of
Sweden, which he will by permission
dedicate to the King of Sweden. The
woik will be published simultaneous
ly in America and Sweden.
Hbnby Geobgb is getting annoyed
at autograph hunters. This shows
what kind of a man George i. He
talks about people dividing up their
possessions, but when hts property is
asked for it annoys him. Life.
William D. Howells will go abroad,
it ia said, to paa several years in
places of literary and historic interest
and to place bis eldest bob, who is now
at tbe Institute of Technology, Boston,
at tbe Polytecbnio school at Paris.
Sknatob Morrill, of Vermont, who
was obliged to leave hia official seat
before the close of the session on ac
count of ill-health, is much improved
and will join tbe throng about
Liberty's Statue on Bed oe's island to
day. Ei Conoesssman Root, of Arkansas,
believes that "there is going to be a
great Southwestern boom and Arkan
sas will lead that march of progress,
embracing msnufactorier, diversified
agriculture, lumber shipments and
In a recent speech in Boston, Gen.
Hawley said: "I think that the man
who looks into the great broad face
and dark brown eyes of a New Eng
land ox has better compiny than he
has with some men some men of
considerable intellect a'so."
Notembbb 27th will probably occur
the first public tree planting in Cali
fornia, the ceremony to be performed
on a tract of land in the Presidio res
ervation donated for the purpose by
Gan. Howard. Adolph Sutro, of tun
nel fame, will provide 40,000 trees,
and the same number of Sin Frsn
cisco school children will do the plant
ing. The following college presidents
have accepted invitations tu be pres
ent at the Havard anniversary: Bir
nard, Columbia; Robinson, Brown
Adam?, Cornell j Oilman, John Hop
kins; McOobh, Princeton; Dwlght,
Yale; Seelye, Amherst; Carter, Will
iams; Capen, Tufts; Ppper, Colby
University, a nd Stuart, University of
Tbb printed report that "Lord Ar
thur, Viscount Grosvenor, of Eaton
Hail, Chester, England, eldest son and
heir of the Duke of Westminster,"
has been confined in tbe Blackwell's
Island Workhouse on the charge cf
carrjinga pistol without a permit, ia
pronounced by the British Consul as
ridiculous on the face of it. Earl
Grosvenor, the grandson and heir of
the Dnke of Westminster, ia only
ssven years cf age, and no one of the
family is in this country.
James B. Kbllt, a Pittsburg
draughtsman, bas been left a German
estate and title of nobility by hia
uncle, tbe late Duke of Gascon ne, of
tbe former French province of Lor
raine. The estate, v. as given by Na
poleon Bonaparte to his grand-uncle,
Albert McMabon, ana of hia soldiers.
When the province of Lorraine passed
afterward into the German power, the
eetate was not confiscated. Old Mc
Mabon died in 1870, leaving the estate
and title to hia son Albeit, and the
latter died in July last Search for
his heir has just been successful.
TbeSavaamah, Dahlia aad Western.
Philadelphia, Pa., October 30.
The United States Railroad Cons: mo
tion Company, of New York, have
signed a contract to baild and equip
the Savannah, Dublin and Western
railroad from Savannah, Ga.( to Ma
con, Ua., 157 miles, within eight
months' time. The branch line of the
road, from Macon to Americus, Ga., a
distance of ninety rsiles, will be com
pleted in fourteen months from date,
at which time the whole system will
be in operation. The new line will be
the shortest direct route from the cot
ton growing section of Georgia to Sa
vannah, where it will conneet with
several steamship lines.
Beaaeliaa la I be Dab Barlaa Oc
tober. Washington, October 80. It is es
timated at tbe Treasury Depart meat
that tbe redaction of the public debt
daring October (amounts to $12,-
TIRED OF CELIBACT, TAKES
HIMSELf A BRIDE.
Following the Example ef Father
Sheridan, of Brooklyn A Man
of Exceptional Ability.
New York Utrald: The vows cf
celibacy among the members of the
Franciscan order are as binding ss
those of sny o her of the mona-tic or
ders of the Roman Catholic Chutch.
Peculiarly numerous, however, have
been the rei.utc atior s of Iheee vows
by Frarc tcans in this locality lately,
and so frequently lave the scandals
arising from these violatious of the
order been that serious disturbances
bave arisen in the order.
A Utrald reporter learned yesterdsy
from a eoembrr of tbe order tbat there
are now three ex-Franc scan pritsts in
this city who sre married, tlheir vio
lation cf the vows cf celibacy have led
some into peculiar walks of life. Chief
among tbe three is the Rev. Constan
tino btauder, who became an apostate
some years back, and is now the pastor
of tbe Italian Protestant Episcopal
chnrch of San Salvatoro in Mulberry
street. Mr. Edwsrd Agundi, also an
ex-priest, is at present engaged in
keeping a hotel on Elm street. Father
William R -icbmayer, who until a year
ago wts stat oned at St. Francis's
Church, in West Thirty-first street,
was married to a Mrs. Mary Conrad, a
widow, and is new the proprietor of a
saloon at the corner of Attorney and
Once mors the attention cf the pub
lic is called to tbe order by the lecent
action of one of its most distinguished
members in takiug to himself a wife.
The Rev. Father Arcadins Mogyorosi
for a number of years past has been
the local superior of the St. Bonaven
tnre Franciscan College at Allegany,
N. Y. A few da s ago one ol bis most
intimate friends, who was on a visit
in this city, received from B aton an
"at boms card on which were en
graved the names of Mr. and Mrs.
A. J. Morgyorosi. The recipient of
this card was intensely surprised and
shocked at the teas, although, ss he
expressed it when in conversation
with a Herald reporter, he might have
"I knew Father Mogyorosi extreme
ly well," said he to ihe reporter, "and
moat say tbat I am deeply shockel at
tbe news of his recent actions. I
shou'd not care to speak about Ihe
matter, but things have come to such
a pas) that I think it the daty of one
who is informed to tell the truth about
tbe sat ject, and by that means to per
haps prevent the re:urrence of a simi
"Father Mogyorosi ia a native of
Hungary, where he was born some
thirty-four years ago. Fiom his
earliett youth he commenced to study
for the priesthood and, being a man
of natural taleate, hia progrees ws
rapid. lie was oidered to this coun
try in 187S and took up his residence
at the St. Bona venture's Franciscan
College, at Allegany, N. Y. His excep
tional ability and high tdacation re
ceived immediate leeagnition, and in
a short time he was appointed to the
post of professor of dogmatic theology,
Hebrew aad Sacred Scripture. Before
be had long been an inmate of the col
lege hia pecaliar views on certain im
portant teachings of the church caused
much comment and many doubted
the soundness of Lis doctrines.
"There was something peculiarly
magnetic about him and he made
many warm friends, who were in
cline d I o overlook hie peculiarities of
belief in consequence of bis excep
tioial ability and learniag. Perhaps
the strongest thing aboat him was hia
intense aotipa'.hy to the Hebrew race
and everything sonnected with its re
ligion. He was among the meat bril
liant Hebrew scholars of the present
day and thoroagbly versed in sacred
history and the Soriptures. Daring
hia reaidence in his native land he was
foremost among the advocates of the
anti-Hebrew crusade, and since his
airival in this country he has been
prominently interested in the same
subject. So strong, indeed, was his
dislike of the Hebrew race that at
timea his belief in the divinity of
Christ was doubted.
"Father Mogoyrosl was very open
in hia denunciation of monastic or
ders, and was well known as an oppo
nent of celibacy among tbe priesthood.
So far above reprcach, however, was
his moral conduct that no doubt was
ever cast upon his personal character,
although his most Intimate friends
oftentimes feared that he would re
nounce hia vows and marry. There
can be no doubt tbat he has taken
such a step," concluded hia friend,
with a sorrowful geeture at his friend's
faithlessness to bis pledge.
Concerning tbe ex-priest's courtship
and honeymoon but little Ib known
among bis friends. The gentleman
who detailed tbe events of Father
Mogoyorsi'a religions career, when
aeked for some information, appeared
disinclined to allude to tbe subject.
"Nothing positive," said be, "ia
known as to how the marriage came
about or who the young lady of hia
choice is, although personally there ia
no doubt in my mind aa to her iden
tity. He hns been for some time ac
quainted with a Misa Edith E. Clare,
who formerly resided at No. 23 Prince
atreet, Newark. N, J. 8ke, however,
haa not lived there for some time, and
within a few weeks she was'i ving at
No. 3 Juniper atreet, Boston. After
leaving that place the only address
known to ber friends wss box No.
714, New York postoffice. At one
time ahe was employed at a clerk in
the Probata Coart in Boston, and I
think it was in tbat city tbat Father
Mogyrosi first met her. Ijdon't know
anytning concerning her present reai
dence or about her marriage, but I
am convinced that she is now the wife
of the ex. Franciscan. "
At the young lady'a home, No. 23
Prince street, Newark, her mother was
found, but would not admit the truth
of her daughter's elopement with the
ex-priest It ia generally known, say
some of the neighbors, that Mia Clara
baa recently been married, although
to whom it ia not positively said.
Florence MarryalS Aatcrieaa
Miss Florence Mairyalt's book on
America contains tbe following pass
ages : I had often beard tbat there is
no gentleman like an American gen
man, bat I think it is too little to say
of them, and that it ia more true that
there is no gent'e nan like an Ameri
can man. It is the same with rich
and poor. However hurried a man
may be, he doesn't ahove a woman in
the gutter to make room for himself,
nor does he stare rudely in her face aa
she paises him, nor make remarks on
ber appearance or ber dress. There
la no such boor in the world as the
middle class Englishman, snd soma of
the members of the so-called "upper
class" arc not free froas this species ef
insolence. American gentlemen arc
much more courteous in their
bearing toward women than we
are. It made ma asad to sec my
countryme!'. men of good family too,
standing in the corridor of tbe hotels
talking to ladies, with their hata on,
while every American head was un
covered. No' maa in this country
passes a woman in ths par-sage with
out raising bis hat until she is out of
eight Arttsana in l tie street will hold
a shop door open for you, or p'ck up
anything you may let fall, and a work
man one day aecing me carrying a
heavy band 1)2 g on the railway plat
form, put down hisownbaeketof tools
snd relieved rr.o of the burden. An
Erglith laborer a ould probably bave
been much amutej to see me strug
gling beneath its weight.
Mrs Yore, who n Michanl Davitt is
to m. rry, is aa orphen and Uvea with
Thb widow of the late Secretary
Chandler is one of tbe racst lavish
entertainers ia Detroit society.
Miss Alice Whiteacrb, of Chicago,
a soprano, haa made a highly success
ful debut in concert at Covent Gar
den, L jndon.
Miss Clbvblamd has retired from
the editorship of Literary Lift, snd will
pass the winter in a Southern eiimate
to benefit her health.
Thb lady members cf the choir of
Et. Paul's Ca'hedra', Melbourne, are
now arrayed in surplices with black
capes, and wear bUck "college" hats.
Mb. and Mbs. Charles Brown
received a genuine surprise visit from
aboat sixty friends from Dracnt
Thursday evening. They presented
Mr. and Mrs. Brown an elegant
marble-top table and hanging lamp.
Tbb Emprees of Japan was recently
the recipient of a set of d amond jew
elry from friends in Berlin, coneisting
of a necklace, diadem and bracelets.
In the diadem alone 6000
b ' illiants sparkle like so many ep '.en
Dubino the for y nine years of
her reign, Queen Victoria haa spent
only twelve days in Ireland, and Mr.
Labouchere wantB her te celebrate ber
jubilee by giving, in memory of those
twelve days, twelve pence to each
inhabitant of the neglected island.
At the cfllca cf a physician in the
Rue Notre Dame: Patient Can you
tell me when I will be sure to find the
doctor alone? Setvnt You would
do well to come during his hours of
consultation, monsieur, between 2
and 4 o'clock. lie is always alons
then. i!ricA Pun.
Thb 560 jolly maidens of Wellesley
College enjoyed an old fashioned husk
ing party in the college gymnasium
the other night. What happened
when tbe red ears were discovered .is
not revealed, bat tbe girls must bave
sort o' felt that tbe husking was like
the play of Hamlet with "Hamlet" left
out. Springfield Union.
A glancb at the papers will con
vince tbe most casual reader that
about all that is pcseible is being done
to inereaee the kcal wedding ratio,
but the city clerk's books show that
the year ia twenty-seven couples be
hind the record twelve months ago,
the figures then being 327 and now
300. Springfield Republican.
A DBCASTEB Of" HADEIHA.
TO USORUS iCOKT,
(jtsr. von and I wr bora
In uu" of hok and hood.
And when toe iUar out baas dwa
And UMti war drunk sad win was lod.
Whan kin of miie (a jolly brood) ''
From lidaboanli lokd, and know fall
Whattouraralnay hid (lTta tba fcaaa,
How senoroai uiada the blmhias balla.
Ah ma I What soulp otnld I prate
Of dayi whan -doori ware lookad at din-
Beliera ma, I hart klutd tht lipi
Of many pratt lainU ur iinaart.
Lip larrlca have I dona, alaok I
I don't repeat it, cone whit may s
What read lipa. ilr. I hare kiiaed,
Ueaure at lent 1 ihah not any.
Twa hoaeit sentlenen are we.
I Demi John, whole Ueori a are you t
When Natnra graw hi eae in yeara,
he meant to Hike a geaeroai brew.
She bade ma itore for foatal honri,
The ana onr ionth aide yineyard knew ;
To iterner teaks ahe let your life,
Bo atateimaa, writer, achular srew.
Yeara eithty-ala hare come and sons : . .
At laat wa meat I Year health tonight!
lake from thii board ef friendly hearts
The memory of a proud delight.
The daya tbat went hare male yoa wiae;
There'awiadon in my rare bouquet.
I'm rather paler than 1 waa.
And, oa my soul, you're growing gray.
I like to thiak when toper Time ,
liad drained the lilt of ma and yon,
Borne here ahall aays "They both were good:
The wine wa drank, the nan we knew."
Mr: William Waldorf Attar tn Button ten-
IJsbts Mhj of Wonta-A CHronls
. ,' t'aao.
Gen. "Ruby" Lee, candidate for
Congress in this distr ict, is doing some
quiet canvassing here, aseibted Dy his
older brother, Qtn. Custis, who is tbe
most popular ol the Lee family. Qen.
Cust:s could haye been in Congrcw
long ago had he so wUhed, but wiih
h i studious tastes ar.d retiring li po
sition he preferred to follow In the
footsteps of his father as president of
Washiugton and Lee Univeraity, at
Lexington, Vs. It will be remembered
that once during the war, when Oen.
Suny wes captured and about to be
shot, Custis bejrged to take his place,
since Ruay had a wile and family,
while he himee f was alone in tbe
world. Subsequent evonts render
ed the sacrifice unnecessary, bnt tbe
proposition showed tbe character oi
tbe older brother. Indeed, through
out the war, notwithstanding bis quiet
demeanor, Gsn. ( uttis waa regarded
as tbe bravest soldier in tbe army of
Virginia. Hia exploits resemb'ed
thorn of Gen. J. . B. Stuart, but 1ft
had far more coolness than the gieat
cavalry leader. Since the war he has
lived hia quiet life, loved by all men
who know bias and an object of
car osity to the women cf his ac
quaintance. As a boy he waa noted
for his Bhynees ia the presence of
women. Tbe shyness grew with
years, until when be laid down his
arms he seemed tc bave acquired a
perfect terror of the sex. "While he
can converse fluently and at times
brilliantly with men, he la al
most dumb if a woman la in sight,
(specially if she Is young. Hewoa'd
face a cannon any time rather tban a
woman. Friends of his tell many a
good story of aisembarra'sment when
circnmetancps brought hint into a
tete-a-tete with one of tbe other sex,
and many of the same friends have
purposely brought aboat these same
tcte-a-tetea just to eijoy the eon
fusion of the General. They aay that
when placed in such a situation he
?;rowa red in tbe face, breathes pain
ully, starts a sentence and comes to a
dead standstill in the aalddle of it
and acta generally like an idiot of
WAsaiaoTON, October X. The
President has appointed X. M. Young
Sostmaater at lver City, V. M., vice
v 8. Scott, swpended.
THE BAUBLE REPUTATION
WHICH MEN KEEK E'EN AT THE
Though It Is as Fleeting as the
Hour Hreat Men Jiew Al
B 38 ton Traveller: A careful s'ady of
Laoman's fi ographiral Dictionary
would temper tbe ambition of many
an ardent pmit'cWn. In that large
vo ume are embalmed the names and
a brief sketch of the characters of
sims thonesrjds of members of the
House of Keprfeentetivt-s, of Ihe Sen
ate and of ths Kimilive Di;arinipnta
of this government. To the living
generation, aad especially to the
younger half of tbe liv ng generation,
the names therein contained are aa
barren of significance ss are the
names of the Israelii es recorded in
the genealogical registers of the Old
We venture to attempt to redeem
from abso'u'e oblivion the name ot
the man who ei joyed the longest peri
od ol service in the Congress of the
United States in tbe fuat 100 yeara of
our conttituiional history. Hisloogthy
career was not one of any patitive
greatness either of intellect or charac
ter. He never achieved a distinguished
place ncr did he become conspicuous
in any impHr ant contest. He had the
happy quality of net being disagree
able. He was a General in tbe War
of the Revolution, afterward ,he was
Mayor of tbe city ot Eaitimore, ana
fi oally he bad a teat in tbe Uoa :e of
Keoresentatives and then in the Sen
ate, whose united terms amounted to
thiity-uine years. A process ol rea
soning would lead the mind to tbe
conclusion tbat iuch a career would
secure what recognition which the
world calls fame. His late was other
wise. Outside of the tm.th family
aJamuel Hinith, cf Maryland, la un
known, and to most readers this is to
them the first publio mention of his
Personal ambition is an aid to gov
ernment, and when personal ambition
dlaappcars good government wi 1 dis
appear also. But personal ambition
like seed time and harvest, will never
cesso, and, tborefore, there la no peril
to the publio good when attention is
called to the fact that much of what ia
thought to be fame disappears when
tbe actors disappear. From tbe or
ganisation of the government there
have been twenty-five Prtsidetial elec
tions, and twenty-two persons have
held the o flics oi President. It Is safe
to infer tbat not less tban ten persons
have been aspirants for the place in
each quadrennial period. Of these
nine have been disappointed, or more
than 200 in all, who became the un
happy victims of misdirected ambition.
To these are to bs added fourteen of
those who attained the cflice and j
souu.ni a re-eieciion witnoui success.
Tbe two Adamses, Calhono, Clay,
Crawford, the two Clintons, Webster,
Csib, Chase, Seward, and many others
lets well known, were disappointed
men. And what is to be saiu of tbe
men who finally reached tbe office of
Preeident of tbe United Stalest First
of all, it is to be said tbat Oen. Wash
ington, Mr. Lincoln and Qen. Grant
established reputations for statesman
ship which they did not before pos
sess. Whatever may now be thought
of the oplniona or purposes of Gen.
Jackson, he made for himself a con
spicuous place in the political hiatory
of the country. As to the two
Adamses, they gained nothing by
their elevation to the Presidency.
The elder Adama ruined the Federal
party, and the second Adsms ruined
the Republican party, sa it had bpen
organised under the lead of Mr. Jef
ferson. Neither Jefferson nor Madi
son gained anything from tbe office of
Preeident. Whatever of the fame is
awarded to Jefferson or Madison is
awarded f..r aervici a aside from the
Presidential office. Jeflerson is remem
bered as tbe author of the Declaration
of Independence and aa the author or
expounder of fundamental polit'cal
principlea. Madison ia remembered
for bis notes on tbe constitution and
for bis writings in tbe Federalwt. We
do not speak of the living, bnt what
of gain bas oome to tbe reputation of
Monroe. Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler,
Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Bu
chanan, or Johnson? Their names
are in the list oi Presidents of the
United States, and that fact counts for
something; but can anyone refer to a
meaaurs that originated with either of
those men tbat wai wise in plan and
beneficial in its n suits T
We bsve not ia view any moral pur
poie; bnt at tbe end we maybe in
dulged in one reflection. Wealth and
office are propor objects of ambition,
but many who take part in the con
tests will (ail, snd some may succeed
at a cost greater thtn the prize.
OtJK (OliaiN BEST, T1IC COKftUI..
"Mr dear," aaid Franeea, aoft end aweet,
II a to her lordly mate,
"1 want ear Cow-In Hen to bare
A tret elaae eoaaulats."
"Aheaa.ahoai," sreat tlrorer coujhed;
f-"lle eaa't mj lore, I fear;
I'd like to, but tt ean'l be doae,
It a aepotiam, dear."
Then Vraacea bad ae Bore to aar,
Aad ttrvrer ehu.ca.led, when
He theathi bow alien: he'd gotten rid
Of fnneea'e Couain Ben.
Next day at break fait Orofer found
Ilia eofieo thin and pale;
Tbe hot bread waa a weight at woe,
Tbe eeld wee hard aad atale.
But Vraneea aat there, Juat tbe lane,
Ber arnile waa aelt aad aweeti
She almoat eried when Orerer aaid
The aaoal wa'n't St to aat.
Tbea lancbee, dinner!, breakfaati oeate,
Aad all were like the Irat,
leapt that eaeh eaoooaeire one
Ureat Ureter thought the worat.
Tet throaia It all hia wife, aerene,
Had aot a word to ear,
Althoof h abe raw drapepala srew
On UroTer day by day.
At laat her bnaband roae ia wrath
Then Vraaoei' atlll, amall roiee,
"Dyepepeia, dear, er nepotlam,
bhe laid; "now take year eboiee.
How wire that ancient father apoko,
Be wbothie truth did utter:
"There'a other waye to kill a tot
Than ebokios him oa butter I"
D Up alea Over Electric Blacovcriec.
It Is not a little remarkable that the
honor of ever electricil invention of
major importance has been claimed
by mora than cne penon. These dis-
f ntea commenced over the Leyden
r and galvanic battery; Franklin's
discovery of the Identity of lightning
and electricity is still claimed for
French philosophers; the title of "tbe
father of tbe telf graph" is given to
Wheatstone In Kngiand, and to Morse
in tbe United Biates, although tc
neither of there inventcra, bnt tc
Jacob Henry, the lasting eratltade of
the world belongs ; Dal Negro, Mo
Gawlcy, Page and Henry have all
been named each as the lrat and only
inventor of tbe elestro-motcr; David
son, Lillie, Page, Hall and Jacebl are
each credited with tbe invention of
the electric railway ; Prof. Hughes no
sooner announced tba microphone
than Ediacn claimed it, and contests
arc still In existence over the lnsan
descent lamp and tbe telephone.
SBlMMrllrC few the MAlal."
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eeleeUtl gtaek ol
Stipli L Ftncy Groceries, Wines, Llquorsjobucs & Clsirt,
a win ooll mm law aa ti So was. "" '
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GROCERS, COTTON FACTORS
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WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALERS,
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reduced. Correapondenee aaa orders
loltolted. Old (Jina Keialre ia JPirtV
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