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THE PRtCE OF FAME.
Bill Arp on The Conduct of The
The higher a manl e:lilmbs the
plai ner he shows his fun damental
infirmities. That is if lie has any
and most people have got them in
this sublooinary wor'ld. .1 Vas wol
dering in miy mIind why they h1ad(
cut broughi t. out all these thinigs
about Cleveland and Blaine befire
when they were running 1o ofhice,
but it seems that tho offlice they
rn for wvasn't. high enough to de
velop every hidden thing. As
t hey elimibed up1) the pole the slan
derers only puit at thei a Small op
era glass but nowV that' they keep
climbing ligher aunl higher they
II ring out, their long barrelled tele
scopes that, imagnifv a thousand
times to the inch and they li hunt all
over them for spots anId blemislies
and if there is a little speek oni the
glass of the telescope the1y mistake
it for a big Spot Oi the man and
raise a howl all over the nation.
When Cleveland was ru ning for
governor of New York he was
abused right smiart by tihe repub
lican newspapers, but they never
said anytihing against morals or
his virtue as a man, but now since
he keeps climbinig upi the pole and
gets higher andl 1highier, they hiave
broulght Onl their telescop~es and~ mi -
cr'oscopes andl( k aleidescopes, horo -
sc'opes anfd Clevelind is an awful
badI man. Well, I amn afraid he
has not 1)een as clean in all respects
ais he onght to have been, I ex peel
hre has beeni overtaken by the in
ti rmit ies of the flesh, bhut mighity
little harm came of it and lie act
ed like a gentleman. Whien men
are overtakcen by a fault it does not
matter so much how they fall into
troule as8 it (does how they comeI
out of it. Just so with Mr. Blaine.
The sland~er ag'ainmst him is worse
tin against Clevelanid, for' he has
a wife and children. whom it af
fects. It is cruel and1 outrageous,
for even 'f it is all the truth it his
been atoned for long ago by his
good donduct in his domestfe reia
tions. If it waeeut for: Mi. leings
fCru~1y I WO.~~~t9r pO
many b d gh n roug out
on him, if the3 are title, for the
southern people neiver had a worse
slanderer than' he has been. His
Andersonville Opeech was a web of
lies, a monstrous cruel slander, a
loody shirt dipped in slime, and
it was delivered by iim, not for a
principle, or to illustrats truth, but
to make political capital f'dr him
4soIf. He deliberately souglht to
play upon the base passions of
mankind; to excite their hate and
I'evenge, and thereby pl'9mote him
self. And now since his own in
iquities have been brougtht to light,
I wouldent care one cent if it was
1not, for his family. David was in
a power of trouble when he pray
ed: 'h011, Lord, visit not upon me
ithe iniquities of my youth,' Mr.
llaiiie ha] better kept dark. Ile
cotld have suppresse;d the chairges
against Cleveland if lh . had tried
or wanted to. lie ought to )ave
telegra plied every republican edi
tor in the nation an.d begged the(m,
for his own sake, to puiblish no
chariges against Cleveland withI a
OIIImn in le case. Let not the
pot call the kettle black.
And there is Ulack Jack Looan.
Injun Logani, Weathercock logan
splu rti aroutndi( an abuI 4 1 s ing us;
like we were a passel of devils and
hadl juist brloke Out ill a new place.
BIelore the wair e was hollerin g
hurrah for Dixie and was seni1nY
hiack our riuIn)iav niggmrs, and
wihlen the war blrok(e ouitl he raised
a colnfeaderate regiment and was
sendini g the indian bovs down il.
to K ent uckyv where he was to or
ga inize his regYjim)ent, anld about
that time he was br)ollgh t up wvith
at C01n1nis8 n as briadier-general
and tlopped over on the other side,
and hias been waving i lie bloody
shit.ever since. le is a national
But it is all righ t I reckon.
Whena man is a candidate the
people are bounid t~o know the best
of' himit and the worst, too. If he
is an angel on one side lie will be
made a devil on thle otherrn; and
conlsid.erate peole will splhit the
difference bjetweeni the two. A c'an
didate ought to be fair and pure
and sp~otless, for that is the mean
11ng of' the word.* But we ca'1t ex
poeMt to geCt thalt sort. The best
men dlon't seek ofhlee, and they
rarely get it. It is a hopeful sig'n
when the office seeks Lne man, and
t hat is what I like about Mr. Clevo
land . lie has never h unted for
ollice or inltrigue~d for it, anid I be
lieve the time has come when the
Americani popjle hionor a manl ol
that sort. They are tired-l-tired
of the hunger hba(ie whio keel ,,.
the istx'il betwedi the sections; tir
ed of demagguies who deceive the
pbophb to get h bafice to pitinder
gian6 .who ird . onney ipid, se
elevei a kineAted' (h Ae
torgive them f6r playing the den
agogue. I like Zeb Vance and
sunset Cox and Blount and Phil
Cook and lardentan and all their
sort, for they are amiable and un
selfis). I heard Zeb Vance tell
ing about how'he captured the
Votes of a backwoods settlement in
North Carolina when he first ran
for Congress. He said he had nev
er been in that settlement and did
ent know the boys. Ue dident
kno w their politics nor their habits
nor their religion. But ho sent
them word he would he there to
see them on a certain day, and so
lie rode over the mountain and got
there :an(1 found about sixty
of the sovereigns it a cross-road
grocery. and he go)t down and
hitched his horse an( began, to
make tleir acquaintance and crack
his jokes ar'ound, and thought he
was getting along pretty well with
them, but he noticed an old man
with shna.gy eyebrows nnd hig
brass spectacles sitting on a big
ch uinek and mnarking in the sand
with . a stick. The old man dident
SeeIm to pay anly attention to
Vance, and after a while Vance con
e11ded that the old man was the
bell-weather of the flock and that
-it was necessary to capture him,
so lie sidled uip close to him, and
tle (bl mn got up and shook him
self and leaned forward on his
stick and said solemnil y, 'This is
Mr. Vance, I believe.' 'Yes, sir,'
sai: Vance. 'And you have come
over here to see my boys ai bout
theiru votes, I believe.' 'Ye-;, sir,'
said Vance, 'that is my business.'
'Well, sir.' said the old man,
'a fore you proceed with that busi
ness I would like to ax you a few
'Certainly, sir, certainly,' said
'What church mout you belong
to,' said the old man.
That was a sock dolger--Vance
dident belong to any church. He
knew that religion andl mneeting
was a big thing in the backwoodis,
andl controlled their p'1olitics, but
he didlent know what their religion
was, for North Carolina was p)ow
erfully spotted and had a nest of
EpIiscopalians5 in one place and
Presbyterians in another and Bap
tists here and Methodist over v'on
der, and they never minxed, but
were all one way in a settlement,
and so he was in a dilemma.
But he squared hinmself' for the
responsibility, and says he:
'Well now, my friend, I will tell
y'ou about that, for its a fair ques.
tion. Of course it is. Well, you
see my grandfathier came frmm
Scotland, everybody ls Presbyte
rian.' Here he paused to note the
effect, but saw no sympathy with
But my grandnhther came from
Enghnd, ald tfi ef4 body be
longs t) the Episcopal church.'
He paused agatin and the old man
marked another mark in the sand
and spit his tobacco away -off
'But my father was born in this
country in a Methodist settlement.
and so he grew up a Methodist.'
Still no sign of ap proval from the
old man, and so Vance took his
last shot-and said: -But my good
old mother was a Baptist, and it's
my op.inion that a man has got to
go under the water to get to heav
The old man waked up and tak
ing him by the hand said, 'Well
you are all right., Vance,' and thezn
turning to the crowd said, 'lboys
he'll do and you may vote for him
I thought ho looked like a haptist.'
And the old man slowly drew a
flask from his coat-tail and hand -
ed it to Vance to seal his faith.
Speaking about slander, [ heard
the other day that Governor Col
quitt stopped over at Raleigh to
see Governor Jarvis, and Mrs.
Jarvis tol(l him how the newspa
pers slandered her hi ushand when
he. was a candidate--anld the- .Ic
eused him of swildlilg and lying,
and ev'erv inean thing.
'Well, Imadai1, did you believe
any of it,' said Colqutt, very ear
'No, in(leed, I dident,' said she.
'Well, mad am, Governor .Jaruvis
is a fortunate man, for my enimies
abused and slandered me,' and he
whispered, 'and I'm a fraid theY
made my wife believe it.'
Well, we are getting along very
well in our country about polities.
We have all huried the hatchet on
Mr. Felton, and are going to send
him to the legislature 'nolens vo
lens.' We wanted to send Gener
al Young too, for as Lawyer Gra
ham said, old Barter wants to
make her representatives serve six
years in Congress as an apprentice
ship before she sends them t~o tlhe
legislature. But there were' so
manny others hankering' to go that
the general modestly dleclined;l
nevertheless I reckon we will be
represented all right, and~ no harmz
done. T1his~ is one office the doc
tor' has not sought, andl I am ga
to see our good p~eople united on
so able and so good a mian.
-WTe learn our virtues of the
1bosom1 friends who love us ; our
faults from the enemy who hate us.
We cann~fot easily discover ourH real~
form from a friend, lie is a muir
ror, on which the warmth of our
breath umpedes the clean ess of