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PAGES 9 TO 12. ?cVbwxt SUNDAY EDITION, JAN. 23, 1887. NOTES FROM LONDON. SIR CHARLES DILKE-SEl?JEANT BALLAN TINK-POSTAGE STAMl'S AND POTTERY. [lloUTU.-t?t.'^U Ci)l.i;Ul'u.ViJi;ST OF THR ????G??.} London, January 11. Sir Charles Dilke'e article on "The Pr?sent Position of European Politics " in the January Fortnightly is remarkable for a number of things. ?? is thought to have used for the pur? pose of this essay some of the knowledge he had acquired as Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affaiie; notably in his reference to the Treaty of Ferlin and to tbe secret agreements and " con? versations among powerful people." There are nome ?li?>s which aro perhaps not loss remarkable, and one of them is in reference to what he calls tho policy of pourboire. Thin, says Sir Charles, had not been invented tal 18661 It was precisely in 1866 that the phrase had been Invented, and the inventor was no less a personngo than Pnnce Bismarck. The story may be found in Klazko's " Deux Chanceliers." Ptinco Bismarck hart held lus first Interview with the French envoy at the PniAsian headquarters in Moravia, and pro Dosed to him that France shonld seek an indemnity for Prussian ag^andizemont, if sho wanted one, along the Meuse and the Scheldt. M. Benedetti'* demands were the foreseen sequel to Napoleon's " great war for German nationality'' which tho Fronch Cisar had recommended to Bismarck at Biairitz. Having recommended It, and having meant to profit by >t when Austria and Prnssia should each be exhausted by their ellorts, and hav? ing been foiled in this plan and dismayed by the Prussian success, then it wast hut Napoleon hurried oft poor M. Benedetti to the battlefield to got what he could in recognition of French counsel and neu? trality ? and in reward of it. And then it was that Prince Riamarek wrote to a former minister ot the Germanic Confederation : " La Franco fait uno politiquo de pourboire.'' This ari icio is the first of a series, and one of the steps by which Sir Charles Dllkc hopes to ?albata up to the position whence the verdict in Crawford against Crawford ?sont him tumbling headlong. He has chosen a good subject, and one of which he knows a hundr.-d times more than most F.nglishnien. for the knowledge winch most Englishmen have of Contin -nt.il polities is of the most rudimentary kind. This first paper attained to the distinction of being discussed in The Time* editorially. It was uotic-d also in an evening paper, which has inter? ested itself a good deal?apparently from its usual ; nixed motives of pruriency and sensationalism?in ' tho Crawford-Dilke business. There is nothing like having a friend m the press?a high-minded friend, superior to all considerations of friendship, real or spurious. This Sir Char'es discovered last year, I an?! must have been reminded of when Mr. Stead assured his readers lhat thearticlemight be known ? as Sir Charles Dilke's bv its slips of grammar. ? Well, it will tnke a good many articles with all the I slips of grammar duly corrected to make up for I that othor slip from which Sir Charles seems still J to* believe he may recover. Serjeant BallantineV death loaves no gap. He had long since vauisned belo?? the horizon, anil even when he was above it, and at his zenith, his position had -onu-thnig equivocal about it. Social position he had non", savi- in a v?ry limited sense general society knew him not. There was a time when he hart a reputation as a story-teller. It did not liTe survive tin- publication of his memoirs, any more than in America his fame, whatever It mav have been, ontliwd his unlucky attempt at lecturing. One of my earnest to-collections in Eng? land is of a meeting with Serjeant Ballanti-io at a hi.r mess. He talked with niueh animation during ?U.iner, and told stories of the ki:id which may be supposed to have been current during the last cen? tury. As he was then still in large practice I though?, him an interesting figure, but his fl I'M ill seemed to think some apology was necessary for his license. Twice or three times I heard him in court; last of all whou he led fir Mr. Robertson, of tbe Westminster Aquarium, who thought him? self libelled by Mr, Labouchere. The trial was a sort of duel between Serjouut Bailamme, then rapidly g"tu? down hill. and Mr. Charles Russell, who was coming more rapidly still to the top. There was so much sparr? ing betweeu the two that Lord C-iief Justice Cock burn gave up all attempts at keeping them in onler. When appealed to od some point of procedure he said with a smile, "Vou must fight out your own quarrel??,' and they did. Serjeant Ballantlne never again, I think, appo -d in a case of any cob-brit y. Solicitors had lost confidence in him ; his faculties were growing blunt, and his power of work dimin? ished. No cross-examination of his which 1 heard seemed to me worthy of his reputation. The word outsider has lately ?tatoa queried by some over-sensitive soul, aud authority for its use demanded in that tone of coufideut righteousness which belouirs alike to the Pharisee iu religion and the purist in language. Perhaps the purist has a right to be dissatisfied with the testimony of the dictionaries. Ho will, indeed, find the word iu "The Imperial," where it is not discredited, but neither is It sufficiently supported. The only authors from whom tho word is cited are. Dickens and Lawrence, the latter of whom I take to be the writer moro co:nmouly known as Guy Livingstone. Mr. Guy Livingstone Lawrence is out ol court, and Dickens, a witness who bus lit? tle or no weight with a jury critical in English. But an authority of vor.y ditterent calibre may now be appealed to. Mr. Matthew Arnold has set the seal of his approval on tho word. He uses outsider in hisarticle on the Zenith of Conservatism, in the January number of 77?<? Nineteenth Century ; uses it not ouce. or as if by accident, but three times iu the course of ten lines. He uses it, meroover, to describo himself in his relation to professional politics. Perhaps be would call the professors of professional politics insiders ; a word to which the Imperial Dictionary gives us place. Itseeuis less wanted, less a coveiucnce of speech, than outsider, but I will not UDdertake to predict whether Mr. Arnold may not find it convenient, and so employ it in hie next paper. Jf he docs employ it, the over? sensitive souls of the | purist? and pedants in language may feel a wound, but the word will none , tbe less pass current from Mr. Arnold's mint. The new postage stamps are l?y common consent hideous. No one is deluded by the Hattering de? scriptions uf them which appeared m the London papers on tho morning of the issue of these u-jly little bits of paper. The stylo of the commu? niques for the Post Office and other Government department? is easily enoush recognized. It ia time for the respectable Mr. Horslev?he is the joy of the lintish matron who has prudish notions about pictures?to auk where are the students of the South Kensington School of Art I do not mean thut there is anything improper almi)! the stamps?Heaven lorhid. The head of the (?iioen is dimly vinihlo ou t Inni, and the head only. It ?h tho want of any evidence that EnglUh art, or any art whatever, has bail anything to do with tlie designimi of these new revenue tokens that ought to rouse Mr. Jlorsley's wrath-and the wrath of,l.ettermen than Mr. Baal** However, these ?re dayB ,n which to be thankful for tonali mercies. TlM Htarnps have one supreme merit 1 he different values and de? nominations are of different odors and deminu?, aud distinguishable from each other without too much ottorL That brilliant genius who settled the pattern of the last batch, and colored half a dozen different stamps allko, has been allowed to devote hit? talents to some other branch of burn acl m g? if I may venture on -in-h a word. As a coinuge it is bo worse than his stamps. Asi have mentioned Mr. Horsloy without appar? ent rhyme or reason, 1 will explain that be has lately attacked the Mm ton pottery works for em? ploying French artiste instead of English. Is not Eiigh.th art gooa enough for English makers of jare *-*-4 rasest cries the indignant R. A. IheMinton P-tople have made answer that, in point of fact, thev ? -?uiploy for tho most part English modellers and J* ?ine exit nt English designers. If they ?*d been as angry m Mr. Ilorsley they might have *-*r*M with a neat ut aumentati* ad hominem ; bat I they did not. Bnt I, as an impartial foreigner, with an equal liking for art, Frouoh and English pro? vided it be equally good, will take leavo to say what Messrs. Mmton did not say. No such art as Mr. Horsley'e would have availed to give this pot? tery its present renown. Much of it is overpraised but some of it is delightful, and that which is most delightful is most remoto from those conceptions of form and beauty which Mr. Ilorsley has devoted himself too expressing upon canvas. o. w. &. GETTING WAGNER'S DRAGON READY. tiik I'Roi-imorH MOXtTM which will lash mi TAIL AND ItOAH AT SlKliKIUKD. The prepstation or thi boast which will take the part of the Drtujon lu " Siegfried " at the Metropolitan Opera House is au interesting study. Up among ths files I'rop erty master liradwell hat tbe creature in cliente ami ihe evolution of tbe anima! is exercising his l'est ingenuity. The Dragon in its early stage ol development nivea tho ???!??t?.??? Idea of an Immense hustle. The ! mi.v and tall are of steel wire woun.l In spiral shape ami tatering oil from a diameter of three feet at the shoulders tua mini? mum at tho tip of the tall thirty feel ,-iway. Over this framework a covering of green silesia has been plaeea to aflfinl o chance for rastcnlng on the scales. These will be some 5.O00 In ninn'.er an.I are m.t-ie of leath-r In strips five lochos or so In If ngth enti shout three loches In wiOth. These overlap each other ani are tinge?! with iridescent colors which will give the beast a ?littering and imposing aspect ?then he Is completed ami in worn Ing order beneath the olectrio light The steel wires pi-jjeot about tho shoulders ami front part of the least's body, so that when covered with scales tho Oregon has tlie ap? saranes of a horny monster. The; bead and feet are ..f papier mache. The.heed Is some three feet In length and of nixiiit tho same depth, with s lower law whlcii Is omluous In liie. The feet are three toe.1 and cover a space two foet square, tot head, feet aud body are together so light that they will not weigh over fifty pounds all toid. The feet arc front feet, of course only two In number. The real part of the lo ly runs on two casters. A man will ?a ?irk the monster from the Inside, lus bead extending up luto a huge hummock Just behind the dragon'? head, his feet being encased in Wellington Loots fitted Into the foet of the animal. The manipulator m 111 be enabled by ?? system of wires to turn the tjaotato, swine them around and at th? ?ame time control tbe head movements and the lower Jaw of his charge. In? candescent electric lights form the dragon's e>es ami the eyelid-; at ibcie ?re also moved ny the Inhabitant wit bin Ptoamptres will be lntrti?!iireil at the tall of tho dragon and it ths proper moment steam will t?e forecd mi ol his nostril?. V. ?,eu tb?? ntniioi and tlie OfOltdA ami t?.? |???? at?d the lieatl are working at their liveliest, men in ths flies, with wires attache?! to tho ?liiigni.'s tall will make that part of the besst thresh the air In fury, while in the wings a mighty trumpet will sound forth the musical notes in which tAA Dtaaon Will express musical irati ments appropriate to Tlie occasion, at lensf until SiagfriodoamA put an en?l to ths tumult. Mr. Bra4w*ll is itroii l or his progeny aud thinks his initial appestante will be a great success. ITALIANS AS RAILROAD-BUILDERS. HTI'l.AXilXII IltlsilMCN ON ORKAT ? < ?Ni RACM? A TALK WITH ?G??? (?.???. nemau Clark, who is lissoclatel w th John o'?rlen In building a Urge (art of the ucw ?????????, :s one of tie most extensive lailread contractors in the United Bl it??*. He employs men by the thousand all over the ci untrr ?MIMIMI lone experience with laborers of all na Tlontilttii->s. His attention was called to the statement re esntly publish?! that tho lull in? J?r.?ro rapi 11 ? sup? planting the Irlsn In all kin,is of contract work In New Km-land. " Itti not oulv true in regard to New I'nelanil but of all port? of the country." be nal I. " On all M?e. Mg rallroad|obs throughout the West you will find Kalians In drove?. In fact, I think I inL'lit safely ?ay that M presont fully thirty per oent of tlie Hauls employed Mi thU kind o.'work ars Italiani. On MM roads ttiey ars employed a limi? t exclusively. To tie sure tliey are not nearly as food workmen as the IrUii, Imt they eau ite lined at cheaper rates-??? mu.?1?, cheaper, indeed, *? to more ttian make up what they lack Id ability. ? lit? ? tney are. as a rule, ijulet and industrious. Tliey lHe et.eaply und eave almmt ell V.ey earn. Their ono aim is Ui make what they conni Jer a flMlOM JOPO to H.tlffl OMl ? go hack to Italy, wlitm tliey can live ul oasn for the rest ^.f their Uves ou this aiiioiiut. They never think of let Mllng here, being much like the Chinese lu this resect. They are ?Ulterior to th? "Vlestlals, howevei, a- work men. The Chinese are or little use for outdoor work. On one |ott we hatl on the I'aclfle OOOM there were ft.OOO of their employed. I discharged every on? of them. It didn't pay to have thsm around at any wa.ea; al least I tboiiflit so. An Irlihmau looks dowu ou an 'talun. He cousidere him far Iteneath Mm, MO where the modern r.omans ate employed in Urge numbers you'll see tho ?-???? superintending them as lection hot-ie?. " " I>o you consider the Irishman the most efllt lent rail road laboretl" ? The Irish and tho Scandinavian? are the hast. We employ a g rent many of the latter. Tney are good hands antl Ule the,Irish are ambltiiius.only thelr.amhltlon takes another tolto. They ure always on the lookout fora ?lid to set'le ilowii anil buy a TltUe farm. When (bay have aarnej enough to ilo tina they ?? hack to tina spot ar.d :?" ??ine ili time g0O4 <'l'u??i.i. The It.ilUn simi 1) vrorks for money .mil this lit narri??? around with him or fl?e !?uii- It here in New York. l'he> oouie to this 101111 try lu droves-brought over nf course bv the nodroBM who hear altnott the ivne relation to thein th.t the -six < <'!!?[. mies ?lldto the <'nmese. Tliev are Incraaainc every ye.ir. hiospt In the ?.?.? they have ittit yet he <???:?,?? a factor In ? - ?. 111 ? ?. They are averse to strlkei and henee eut* loyers find them ?is??fill as a -or' of ...:,- o wheel In the troubles thai aie constantly arising between themselves and their help. Kor this ree so ? their emi? gration Ii encouraged " HIS (II -\ E li OSI ? T. Prom The Judge. Pome time ?Ince t)i.? nife of ?, illuminent citizen of New York ( Hy w.i* Irving to Instil In the mind of hot flvc jreai Old son what It meant t?. be geiuiou?, thui : " Now. ?? ulle dear, supli?se maiiima should five you a cake, aud teil von to give part of It to Harry, and when you divided It one ptOM WM lai gei '.han the othei ; If ion gave it to him that woqM bo generous, bot If rou ept it for yourself that would be selfish. Do j011 under stand I" The little fellow thought lie did. The next afin notili, wishing to t?r*t. the effet t of hi r teaching, she gave Willie a large juicy orange, ?avlng : "Now, Willie, laku t.hlt orange, aud divide ll generously with Hnrry." When to her surprise the child (who wa? paesinn.itely fond of om?mes) trave It back to her, sajliig, Witti a roguish twinkle In hu bouny blue eye : "Here, mamma: won't >ou idease give. It to Hairy and teli him to divide It generously with me.'' WOtA soilless CORPORATION. Prom The Chicago Malt If corporations are soulless, as ??ime people duini, not all the otliclale are, as was evidenced in a tiailieil?? orrur? re;..??? u f.-w nights airo Daniel r"rye, a brakeman lu the ?ervlce of the Chicago, St l.oula and 1'i.ubuig Hallway, feil between t*u cut of a 11.o?, ln<- train, the merciless wheels cm ,hing off both let's The unfortunate man was removed to a ooinfortable place at Hradford Junction, lie 111 g told by the attending surgeon that he could not ? m vive the Injury, he waa asked If he wished to send any meseage. Ut his family, aud he replied that he would not die until his wife could come to MB. The surgeon shook his head In a doubting manlier. The bleeding, help? less but conscious brakoinan. knowing that every one despaired of his life, ugaln aesured them, this time inoro determinedly than before, that he would foil the plans of his master, Death, until his wife iu person could receive hU farewell 1 1 When Mr. (liarles Watts, one of the superintendents of the Pan Handle system, received telegraphic advice of , the accident and the dying man's wish, le orde reti his most experienced and courageous engineer to attach hi? locomotive to a coach and convey Mrs. Krye to the side of her husband. In ten minutes from the time the tinier was given the "apeclal" left I?ogausport with the wife 011 hoard. ?? ? ir ad foni Junction le li:i miles. Tbe night was ! stormy. HuperliiU-udoiit WatU stood at Ihn Nani of the telegraph operator, and in flashes of electricity ordered ail trains on to sidetracks Through Ui? darkness and the storm the " special" whlrlc?! upon lu mission of ?le votimi and love. The villagers who hover armimi depot stoves at way stations on winter nights erowdad out upon the platforms and stotxl tn resiiectrnl silence as tho mighty locomotive desisi both sight unii bearing for an Instant only. M? el rails * it.mi?.I under wheels which were measuring over sixty miles uu hour. The engineer knew that Ood and o good road bra wet?? m his favor. As he backed hi? driving-wheels at Hradfard Untimi his engine seemod an pmudly const tous of victory as docs the racc-horso when leading under the wire. The Inakcmaii hntl kept his word, liusbaiitl and wife om? braceli, llystanders. blinded by pitying tours, left the two alone for a moment, only a iminn?iit. l'or with the kiss and tbe farewell the brake maxi dosed his eyes and died. -f M MR. DE STRI Vh\S IDEA OF I.ISCHES. Wamoooatom "<uipin rnr st. /.unit titube Dtataarmt, This season society Is all given to bin? lies ami teas) ? next winter It will bo all dinners, brilliant evening cay- ! eitel, and Intim?t? suppers, when the real work is to be done. Much a rage for lunching never was known, and , though some woineu affect to scorn these gatherings Of their own sivx, they all go to them. Madame tie Strove waa the only woman ever here who put her foot squint ly on the loilles* lunch, end would have none of ft- Hhe call?.??! tUnin alluminatimi*, and gave free anil fair warn? ing? that she would never go to any of them. ??a???? ber ?ipeiily expressed distante for a social gath? ering without i?e.IJt ?j,,. clulmed that that hour belonged to her family, _*? having a Kreuch breakfast tn her own apartment, tbe morning meal was the only time when her whole fsjuliy were together. UOBRiR-fi VERDICT. _ ..... -****"?. The Detroit tt?? l'etti. . ... It was a little newly arrived sister that nurse Iield la nor arms and ?cveu-yeor-oid Hobble stood Jealously In spi? ting her. To hU mind ?he looked smaller and less attrattivo than any little sister of tlie other boys that he could remcui? ber, aud ho felt a keen thrill of disappointment, bo he Ehi? hands deep in till pocket? like pup?, wrinkled up wot, aud regarding the new acquisition savagely, " Well, I call that pretty near a faUm? G LINCOLN, GRAVE AND GAY. SKETCHED BY EX-RKPRKSENTATIVE I1RAN DKGEE. tue RRM?ttnarf? okaumos witii contbactobs AND ?GG?-i:-SKKKKR.S?A ??G?G?.G.??,?'? DA NCR AT MIDNIGHT. I first saw Mr. Lincoln ia the summer of 1"63. I had been elected in the sprintr of that year to j tho UXVUfta Ooapf, ami visited Washington ?Otte time in June to look up quarters for the comino; December session. I stopped at Willard'? on Pennsylvania-ave., then kept by Fykes ?t Chadwkk. The corridore of tho hotel wero crowded with ofllcen on leave, oflice seekers, eon tneton und jobben?the swarm which always falbe? uoUDd the hive of the Treasury. Tho most conspicuous figure, and one <>? the most re? markable I ever saw, was Horatio Ames, an iron founder of Hallo Village, Conn, u btOthOf Of Onkcs ? Ames, that Massachusetts member whose mem Oimble liitle black poohet diary afterward proved "lhe Doomsday Book" to so many ambit ious stutcn men. Horatio wns a muti of tremendous propor tiOM WOifhlag over ,'1'?? | on mis avoirdupois, statiditv-? six feet six in .his ?toekJafa. With his brunii brimmed bat, nnd "ahodbeMed* coat, he limited for all the world like a flgaatlQ Quaker from BtobdigBag, Ills voice was set to ? shrill t reblo, nnd on OCCMtOM be would ? pour forth a volley of expletive? whirh belled his peaceful appearance and out rivalici the exploite of "our nrm.v in Flanders."1 He ehttaMd to have im enteil n proem <if fotglag wrought boa eaaaoa of heavy calibre, by ?ubjectiBf I be molten metal to the impact of tv. ?? 1 tri ?? ? use trip hammers, which with characteristic grin humor he hail named respect? Ivel.v "Thor" nnd -"Odia.* One of tinse gun?! had been on trial for months at the Washington Navy Yard in Competitive test with ? cist Iron Kim of the Hahluiin pattern; of which Admiral, then Commodore, Uohlfren churned to be thi inventor. Ames complained that I hough bis trims bad hc?n subjected to unfiiir tests by Dnhlgnn. who "vi? tinti chief of the Ordmnme Bureau, ami though ?I bad Wtthotood all atlempts |<i burst it?while the 1>;???!'p?? guns had binst like glass bottles?vet he could neither get a report In his favor DOT an Hut bent i?? record of the experiments, ?lust, about this time the bunting of a number of cHSt Inni Runs on .mr wm veowle the killing of numbers of the crew ami demoraliziag other*, had brought the qoeot ion of improved naval ordnance into KatlOBalImportoaCO. Ames stain discovered that. I was one of the newly elected Cn?iiiet ti? -uf members, and lariated that in the aboeoee of bis own im? mediate represent at he il w?ls luv duty to pr?tent ins appeal t.. Hreaideat Line?la. I di.l aot I '?banker after the |ob,~to use OBC Of the expres? sive phrases of Mr. Lincoln. I had neer seen the fit?Meat aor ladeed any President ani I naturali? fell a little reluctance in making my first acquaintance under convoy of a contractor Hut Ames wun ?"! the man to stand ttpOB etiquette aad I finally fielded to Ids impoituntty, on c?n diti.m that au Interview should be arranged with Mr. Line, ins approval. Thio wm effected through "l'et" Maletead, one of those aiyaterioui ehar aciers who m those .lavs Hated MOUBd VYoohlBg ton alidseem.il to bate the "open sesame" to I In? White H OMO. I sent In my card UllOUgfa ColOMl .'?'h.day, who presided in the BBtO-TQom, ani with out delay wm nahend b> him to the prcoonco of Mr. Lincoln Every ?MM knowi the p. ncrul nppc-irnn?-e of Mr Lincoln. There aie now ?... many pi. lui?--. ?Bed als. ?Jtutueg sml pen |*.itn-i(s in existen? ??, that : It is probable that ???? generationel American. will ever be with.?ut ample inaterfSl for ?formine ? tnlerulil.v ne. mate idea uf Um appear.?p? <? of 11.at ? vvoiiderfiil muli. 'l?ial. Im was tu.ll, swuilliy. uwk wurtl ami on? ?>n\ enti? .mil in ?Ircnn nini ????????.t. nr?? Itlie bromi ontliiieH of any conception ,,f him. Hut no ?m?? Who bas n??t slo.*l fu?'?? to face with the inun can e*cr realize a lifelike Id.a. of (be great original. As be rene?and .teemed t<? keep on rising?-befon inc. his hair wa? black, coarse uni of ?? unkempt eppcaiaaro. in*? n??st< prominent, j bis ' heel- bones high, his cheek* very h"ll>w. ins complexion ewatthyi hi*: manner graeioue but aubdiad, while his eyes had an exnrefaioa that 1 timi myaelf Incapable of deouiblag, as tbougb tb???, ay in nTnbn.sli ill their deep cati'iius, r? ad y to .sp-m.? ftirtli or r.'tn-ut furl ber Within, M M cullili r ?-? i ? -1 r-*-? 1 Ile wus a*-, levar? I. bul it, was , tin- awkwardaam af natine, which is akin t<? grace '??? expression Of his fivce was c;?.rnc>.t, with a f-liU'le uf ?ladaCfl?, and bis VOiCt ?*??* hofl. an?! at times ss tender on a woman's. I lu.tl prepared what I thought a neat little ????'n of latroduction. but be et once put mi rbetoticaadembarraauoeat t-> Blgbt by taking me by the luind unti mi-.1I>;.. "Will, \s hai ??OM little Connect |?*ut want ?" ? ho tone, the familiar address, the friendly lnimner, the gfaekMM smile at on. e put ine at my ease, and I ?Stated my Cat? on to it ?friend, ni.d almost, ?in equal Ah 1 proceeded with ?gathering warmth, commenting upon tb?? unfairere ?>f sub nutting the Connecticut Invention <<> a rival ?*?'?" tmilter. tbe unfriendly tests adopted Bini the nipreme Importance of ? gun which would d<> mote execution at the mutile than it the breech, Mr. Lim oin intmod ?a ii h evident Intmtet Ames bail stated that a i-ecord existe?! of the various <??a????? ????- number of Brinf?? and the respective results to each pm. and that it would vindicate all lie cluimi??!, bul, he hud been denied a? ??ss to ft. Mr Liaooln eluseti tb? interview by requeet iaf me t<> procuri? It. and brim" it to Idm nt n o'fJocU that evenlru/ Ami to my .suggestion that 1 wus unknown nl the department, ho took an Kxecutivn envelope from a bundle which lay ?lwiy-B on Ills table and WfOte the follnwriu-: "Let Mr. -. of (iinnectiiut, have a BOW ?! sui.li retord os be Indicates. A Lincoln? Armed with this concise but persuasive Kxem tl-vo message, we visited the Navy ?Department. Where we waited in the ante room for mon- than two hours for the a- rival of Commodoro Didilgr? ? wlai was sabl to be absent Ames won well known at that bureau, which ho had besieged for months, ami where, he had become ?MCb a terror to Mi?' employes that, us ho himself ISpiU-Md 1% BO never received common olvHIty??wen of the com moncsb kind." ?laapinflng afte,? a while that, l-ahlgTcn'? absent? wus rut bea- conventional Uian actual, wo at la?*t pushed by tho Janitor into the chief'? room, where we found him calmly writing at his desk, where ho bad probably been from H* commencement My icqtMt for is copy of tho rejort was curtly refused, uniti I produced the envelt)|>e with the unmibtukuble sign manual of the lYesident, ouuhing as much consternation a? though one of H-hlgren's own guns had burst hi Ids own department. Wo got what we wanted ami took it to the. ItMldtnt that c-vciunii ac cordini; to aimointment. I shall BOVOr fonos .a homely Incidi ut whleh ; occurred at that interview, illustratili.?: th? entire absence of Conventionalities upon the part of th? lYcsulent. Mr Lincoln Hat at an olllee desk, under j which bis lon?- lag! protruded to an OXtOBt which made them consphaious. At tirsi? be bad OB a pair of carpet slippers, but a? the eoawejaetioe BNgtaaaid he unconsciously withdrew h?M ?***? diadofhal what seemed to DO a |>air if dark yarn stock inga, throagh which had worked his irrcat toe, and this he kept m almost porpotuial uioliun 'lhe record rattled the chum of Mr. Ames, and after luuoh dioooaakai and Bcardiing questions Mr. Lincoln look an Executive envelo*? and WToto the followiiiK: "If Perotto Aims will make ten wruuifht iron gun? alter hi* method, which will aaaarot ?.UiifectorHy Aurh tests a? I ?ball oi-der, I will sec that he (;cta paid $1 ?? pound for each guii. A. Lincoln." 'Jliue ended my first Interview. I never saw Amea afterward, but waa told by Oakca Aines, hla brother, that the guns were made, RSSSmM ail teat?, and that hi? brother rvesived llOO.OOU on the etrem/th of that envelope. The history ?f the world nJ6xy bo eearohed in vain to ?how an lutane?- of ao luge a Government cuiilract on au [ , snia'? ? Idece of paper, or one where the red tape j of the circumlocution oflice was eo cut in time of I nar hy "-*> simple instrumentality of an Executive I envelope. t-'no Sunday evening Senator Dixon, with whom was on terms of Intima??-??, camo to my rooms with tho announcement that tho United ?StoUe Marshal for Connect ??ut was dead, and urged me j?ln with him in the recommendation of a gen? tleman who lirved |g a county town in my district) anil |o whom he was under obligations for political favors. T),e gentleman named was not a candi? dato for the oflice, lived remote from the place I where the courts were held and had no experience j in tho duties of such a position. Dixon was a ? persuasive man. I was a very youiur member and | was easily fluttered with the idea that I could se , cure a lending appointment for my district. Ho ? urged we shouhl go up that evening and secure : the appointment before tho other members of tho j delegation should present a rival candidato. Dixon : was a favorito at tho White House, lived nearly | Opposite tho Kxeeutive Mansion and wus in tho habit of dropping in Sunday evcnin_8, informally, and chatting with tlie President. I wus put forward to state the case, und Ufad it with all tbe argument* I could muster. Mr. ?Lincoln Uatcned with a half serious,, half tonde expression, asked somo point ed questions which ?bowed that he took in the full inwardness of tho Situation, an.I when I bad concluded, said: "You remind mo of a young lawyer in Sangaiuoii | County w1k> had hung out his shinirlo for a long time without having a client. At last lie got one. ' but feel Ini? very anxious not to loeo his first caso, he thought he would go down and state R, to the luetica who wns to try it and ascertain In advance Whnl ho thought of it. So ho went down ono Sunday evening und stated it for all it WM worth. and MMMlnddl |)V luv.liinjf the justice how he would probably decid?? ft, 'As you stato tho case,' re- | plied the justice, ? 1 should be obliged to decido against you. But you hud better bring tho ease. ' ITohnhly t),e other sj,|c will make ho much woiso ? showing that I ?Studi have to decide tho case In yiir favor.'" There did not seem to be much for Ihxon and me to say after this, and so. as soon hs we fairly could, we retirad in ?-.'?siti order. A few days ifter a candidate from another part of tho State wns strongly urgid by tin? rest of the deity gat inn In aluna a week, however, Colonel liny etimo up to th?? Capitol to say that he was directed by tho President I o teil me that I had won my Bnl cas??, thai the ?Dutch Justice hud decided in my favor and that our candidate was appointed. He proved a capable unti unexceptionable offioer, Mr. Lincoln wns often appealed to. os a sort of ?\ppellnto Court, to overrule the rigorous judgments of his Cabinet ofllrers. I reni'-inber a case lu ?point Which brought Joy 00 the heart of a Con nectieut mother. Her ion. who was i*crh?ps a lit tle ?wild, bail one day, returning from school, been | trapped by some New-York bounty sgents. rin<i 1300, enlisted in ? Kew-York regiment and hurried off to the flout without his parents' knowledge. His mother wo? alwuwt distracted, ?lis father, then ?is now on? of the first citizens of Connecti? cut, hud Intervened in vain to get bis releas?? A delegation of prominent citizens of his town came to Washington ami appealed to the Secretary of Wnr. but were met with a gruff refusal Dixon and I were then solicited t<> use our good offices wuh Mr ?Staaten. We reluctantly consented, knowing that when the great W ?r Secretary had once locked his jaws the ense was generally hope? !? ? \\> rlslted the War Office with s mewhat the feelings of mei arho arer? about to beard a lit ti In his den Wo found him, as was his custom. tending boll upright at the corner of bis desk, with a head like a huge calinoli ball, short massive ?Beck, s?iuaie built frume and inni gray bcanl flow? ing doarnover his boaom?a man of iron- wltheyea blazing full of energy, vviii ami determination, lb heard my ?appeal viith Ul-concealed Imratlenoe and snorted out sn Instant and abeolute refusal: "'He had heard the cas?? before and bad decided it Ths boy hod taken his money and enlisted. If h? should discharge nil the minors whose mothers wanted them home he would s?s?n not have a man lo limitile a musket." Wo wen? i-lini Ut got out, of the lion's den with? out helm; buten Loavlag the War orliti? wc went to tho white Utilise, reaolving to appeal unto ( s-siir. Mr. [Jncoln heard tbe caso with aympa? thelie, interest So meritorious appeal WM ever made to that great, fendei? heart iu vain. Ile Ht once wrote on ono of the Inevitable envelope: "l?et young-of Connecticut, a minor, en? listed by fraud In the-New-York Regiment? be dis. hu p.'od A. Lincoln.'' Wo (toll this, not without? an air of triumph, back to Slant oil to have the necessary order i-? sui'tl. He .-lured at it for an Inalanti crumpled it in bis ii?t, threw it on the loor ami growled through Ids set teeth, "1 won't <lo n." I nid: ".??ball we report that to the Iteaidenl as your re ply. Mr. PutiretaiyG "Ves," said he, brtatUag like agraad old ? urn Mian Ihm. "ami you may utltl that I will reaign my portfolio before l will set su? h a precedent." We returned to the l'resldent and reported the ?COM and the words verbatim "hid he say that ufi.T reading my order?" asked the EVfOideat? "Yes," I replied, exiie.tiiu; an explosion. "Well.' said he, "i (.nos he would ilo it. We must Hud some other way to t^ct this boy h.ime to bis mother''; and laklm; a piece of paper he wrote, "To the ooBuaaadlag olBner at-: Dinoaarge young-of < ?um? it it ut, now in the New York, and semi him to Washington. A. Lin? coln." In a week the buy was In his mother's arms at Bridgeport. Moth of theM "Treat leaders were right, each exerdaing his providential mission in his ap|toiuted place. Slant on was tho incarnation of war, with its rigora aad its honora The whole soul of Lm ? olu was attuned tO |"cntlene?s, mercy and (tenie. ??? great Secretary moved right on regardless of frutid or foe, an Iron hammer in th? hands of fb? Almighty to shatter the Rebellion. The (-reat Presi'lout, with softened heart unti saddened face, stami,nn then In the shadow of a fate which was s..on to overtake him, tempered justice with mercy. Moth have (.'one to their reward. Hut their WOrh remameli), and what and how they wrought will be preaervod la the hearta <>f grateful AmorioaU to the last syllable of recorded lime. An incident occurred in connection with my ne OUaiataare With Mr Lincoln which, without my ' fault, proved to be melodramatic, and came close, |terha|?, to tragedy. Colonel-, an old ollicei? ! superannuated before tin? war, was, while I was j raaniag fori OBgreaO, stationed in my distrkt. Ho used to semi the ?arrisoli baud to enliven our meet laga and occasionally to serenatili me. When 1 l*ot to Washington I discovered 1 was expected "to pay for the pi|ter" by pushing a state claim which the Colonel had against the QovonUBOal aa conimutation for quarters, fuel, horses, etc., while he WM awaiting orders many years previously in New-York. I presented the case to Secretary Stan ton, but although the claim was technically just he put In?? foot on it immediately? "We were ? scrapiug tho earth, Urn air ami the sea," he said, "to ij-et a dollar to pay li?e snidici*, without wasting moni y on dead ones '? 1 tried to keep the. old colonel easy by writing him that it was thought the claim was technically good but the timo Inopportun? for presenting it. Not long after 1 was at tlie Department on other business, when Btaatoa told me a? had received a visit from M re. Col?.nel-. win) without my knowledge had <ome to Washington to push the matter in poison. She was a young wife of the old Colonel, not de? void af personal attractions, though very tall and of that, st,.>le of beauty which Carlyle, in Ids de? scription of the Duchess of Kendal, donnmliiates "tho remind order.'' Btnatoa wasted me to see her and uive her to go bom?, as be hated such visitations. I politely declined to assume any re? sponsibility, either for her presence or her absence. Thus ended the Hist lesson and the mattcj,? dropped from my memory. Some time after my colleague, Colonel Homing, who reported tho Lieutenant USMtnl bill In a si et -eh of remarkable elis|iieiice, wus invited by President Lincoln to meet .?runt, himself anil a few others nnd go down tho river for a sail on a (?overnment stenmer. On hi? return he related to me with great gusto tho following account Which Mr. Lincoln gave him of an Interview with ?Mrs. Colonel-about tho old antebellum claim. One evening, he said, Kdward, ths janitor, brought up Ihe card of this lady who desired a ?personal Interview ?in important business Im? mediately upon being ushered in she ^vani?ed, fell upon her knees, caught hhn around the loi?? ?nd Invilii in o vi*ry impessi.iiicd manner to urge the claim for comiensation. "When," said Mr. Linoln, "the door suddenly opened and who ?do yuu think entered ? Mary. Lincoln I and a p_rett? mess wo had of it I" Mrs. Colonel- was w. quested not to stand on tho order of her going but Co go at once. .Edward was instructed "never ?again to admit ' that woman ' to the White . House " "And now," said Mr. Lincoln, "tell your ??ollcague to get that lonx-leggcd woman back to Connecticut or never expect to ask of me a favor a_.ini." ? One evening at a crowded party given by Sena? tor Dixon I was forced hy the press into a corner aud on looking atvuud found my next neighbor was Secretary Stanton. By and by Dixon camo along and spying ue said: "Stanton, tell him the scene between old Abe and you the night of the battio of Gettysburg." Stanton then related the following : Mr. Lincoln had been excessively solicitous about the result of that battle. It was known that Lee had crossed into IVnnsylvanla, threat? ened Washington and that battio had been joined near Gettysburg, upon which in all probability the fate of Washington and the Issue of the war dej-ended. Tlie telegraphio wires ran into the War Deportment and de-patches had been received of tho results of the first day's fight, which showed how desperato was the attack, Uie stubbornness of the defence and that tho result was Indecisive. ! All that day ami the next Mr. Lincoln was :n an agony of anxiety, running over, as wot his wont, to the War Office to ascer ain for himself tho latest news instead of waiting for the reports to be sent him by his subordinates. Then tame a long in? terval when nothing was heard from Meade, and the President was wrought up to an intense pitch of excitement. Night came on and SUinton, seeing the President worn out with cai-e ?ml anxiety, persuaded him to return to tho White House, promising if anything came over tho wires during the night to give him immediate informaton. At last, toward midnight, came tho electiic flash of that great victory which saved the Union. KtHtiton seized the dispatch and rnn as fast as he could to tho Executive Mansion, dn thestairsand knocked at the room where the lVesidcnt wan catching a fitful slumber. "Who is there?* he heard in I ho voice of Mr. Lincoln. "Stanton." The door wus opened and Mr. Lincoln appeared with ? light in his hand peering through the crack of tho door, "in tho sliortrst nightdress and longest legs," as Stanton said, he ever saw on a human being, ltoforo Stanton, who wus out of breath. Could say a word, the President, who hail caught with unerring instinct tho expression of his face, gave a shout of exultation, grabbed him with both arms around the wuist ami duueed him around tho ehaabet until they were both exhausted. They ! then ?at down up ? a trunk and tlio 1 "resident. . who was still in his nightdress, read over ami over adatti the telegram and then dis. ussed with him tho probabilities of the futuro and tlie results of the victory until the day dawned Such a eceuo at midnight between two of tho greatest Americana whom this generation ha.-i produced, to whom an All W'ku ito. idoneo hud ! committed in laivost, BMaaUTS the fate of republi can liberty in this Western world, may not afTord a ?subject for the loftiest conceptions of the poet or Uto painter, but more than any other Incident within my knowledge it shows the human naturo Of these two great men. and brings them home to the heurts and the hearthstones of the plain |x*oplo of whom Mr. Lincoln was, on whom he depended ami whom he loved. It shows him brooding all through those threo awful days, with an anxiety ok in to agony which DO one could share worn and weary with the lung and doubtful conili? t between ls>pe und irai-tread in; the wino press for his | copio alone. And at last when the light? ning Hash bad lifted the dark cloud, dancing like a schoolboy In the ?cstin-y of delight antl exhibit Ing a touch of that human nature which makes all tbe world ukui. As I look bock over the intervening years to tho great nun ami great event-? of those historic days his ligure rises before my memory tho grandest un?l most majestic of thorn all. ? ?.??? were giants in those days, but he towered above them like Itopocatapctl or Chhnbonao. He was great in ?baia? ter. in intellect. In wisdom, In tact, in coun? cil, In speech, in heart, in person-in everything. AOODtTV? blUNDF.iiliE. (.11.11) Y AT HOME. from 7?? MemphU Atalanrhe. In May tasta Memphis reporter, v>i??i was twinging iiuuii.l l?.e toiltliem circuit In ?eari-li of a newipaper ttiac ?.iii'l nut eilst wlltiiiiit 1.1- services, chanced to viale Atr lauta Mini called upon Mr. (?lady. lioeiQ?:?? It waa titit exactly a friendly tttn, as Mr. (1 raily b.id not tlie honor of my acquaintance. My mis? sion was one of business exclusively, and the sot ml amenities of Journalism ?aeie lost sight ul la the hope of gettine aJoi> at almost anything a week. Iu front of lhe Constitution building I ?aw three r.noiters standing and Milan reverentially up at the third-floor corner window?? t knew tiieiu to be reporteis by their fashionable attirer and Intellectual forehead?? I askeo. them in what part of the building Mr .Gradi might be found Theysftnply pota! ?d with Jewelled foreflngen In tlie direction tney were looking, and rreiitutd Hoir orison?. Tli? elevator boy ?Metartled ?lieu toi.1 that I wished to be set dnnu on Mr. Orad*-** lliHir. He evidently considered tee rush. At th?? second floor we tonic on several compos? itor?. I knew they were compositor?, because they were eareleaa In ralateal and bore themselves aa men who earn the earth In a typestick. - I remarked to ono of them that I wished to see Mr. ('ra?ly. M'Kather It wm roo than me.'bo replied, with a ay?? pathy ttnit was a little paullag to mo then. It didn't pill? ile me ten minutes later "On re.M'lilug lini tnlr I lloor. tlie elevator boy -minted ine sl.i-iitly down a spai Imis hall lined with rare plante aad adorned here aad therewith cootljr works of art m broii/.o and marble. At the further end wus a massi?e door of carved Oak. In the centre of the middle p.ii el **M around hele about the ?lioof ahalt dollar .md I .-t ! ? :???? this a ?lhcr bell pull. I <.m? tbe knob a twist and In a uniment a mellow tenor voice was Maid thrnin-h tho opening aeklag who was there. 1 told my name and bunl liers. "' lieg pardon fur standing you off,' said the owner of the mice, opening the door. ' I thought you were at'ou gn htUn.iii, we're so pestered vvlth'em here.' " I entered a lumiioiisl) ?ppoiiited anteroom and eon fronted it him.lsoii.t? yoinn; man wearing a priceless di? moiiii pin and a delicate bang. "'Vl.tlt lure, untili seek the Presence, ' bo said, ?ol ctiinly, and disapprntrd through an Inner door. " By this time nerve was aa ?carco about my person aa the price Of board. " I ir-i i.ilv the handsome young man returned and said. ' Ho will see you. ' " \ followed hla and found myself In Mr. Orady's au dleneechamber. It was furnished with Oriental s-pleudor. There wen- four persons in the room the uoveruor of the Htate. a I'nitcd Mates .Senator, a stenographer aud the man I no? seeking, 'lhe great hm nullet ?as seated o?? a rich dit an. dlctittmg to the stenographer, w hile the others hung bical bless!) upon hi? Herds. 1 took litui to be about forty jc.tr.to Id He Is thick set and has the appearance of a man vvbose stoinuch never get? left, If he know? It, Ills head Is round anil covered with a short growth of black lu.lr, his taco sallow, smooth shaven and lighted by a patrol eoU, piercing black eye?. Ili? rotto I? well mod? ulateti, but penetrating. It went through uieUke a knitting needle and stuck In the wall beyond. " ' Tel) him,' he s.iid to the short hand man, ' I have my eye upon yon and If <'onion does uot ?et a majority of the delegation from your county - Well, air,' ?utf deuly discovering me, ' what do you want I ' " ? I thought I'ncle Henni? wa? here,' I stammered out. Nothing else occurred to me. I was paralyze,!. "'You'll tlnd him ..own at Mis? ??ally??,' replied Mr. I ? ?rail ?, aii'l somehow tn alsmt a nilnute'l found no self on the pavement outeltle. " Kvcr) body In Atlanta seems to regard Mr. Orad y ss the greatest product of Ueorgla, and the awful reverence with w hi. li he Is treat???! is not coutlued to the employes of Hie Ctiuttitation. Ile Is the king bee In that tug town and heyoml all compare Is tho UitMt overpowering Jour? nalistic magnate I ever encountered." A LETTER FROM AKTEMAS WARD. trutn Th? Albany |MNM Appended Is a copy uf a characteristic letter written by Artciuas Ward to the famous showman, Dan Hryant, and show ?? liy one of tbe most siiccesetul collectors of auto? graphs in the city sn?l perhaps In this part ot the stale : i.i? Vain-ii st., New-York, May 13, '09. I ik ? it Hin : I helle-. ?? 1 im ? e the entree to almost every place of amusement In this country, except yours. I nave never applied for this courtosy, because I have never hail tho gissi fortune to meet you personally ; and besides It Is rather more agrecahle to have those favors thrust upon one. I now write to ask you to thrutt. but if you don't perceive It in that Itgbt, I shall keep right on _?j!uk to j oui' ?how, pay In? like a man, and conti une to be Yum. i*_iniriiiiily. An 11. VI AS W Vili). A Tt.AXK PRESIDENT'8 MODEST LUNCH. From The Albany Journal. A representativo of 7ht journal tins other day happened Into one of our most successful bank* and noticed Uio presi? dent, a uian ofl.tiK-i wealth and Relierons hospitality, p?????? o cracker, " I have always," said tho banker, " bad a habit, almost au unconscious one, of brlm-inK a crni'keror a biscuit or some simple lunch with me from the brrakrust table to eat at the olili e. H bas I.e. ?mie a custom with me todo this ami I have uot deviated from it for thirty j ears. 1 never caro to eat much at tills hour and 1 simply want u bite to stay my stomach. I prefer to take It .?? ? caro foi li, rather than go out to a restaurant and set something that might tempt mo to eat too much. Another thin?* that I have made a rule uf my Ufe has been nover to touch auy stimulant during banking hours. You know I am a temperate man always, but I fake a iclass of wine at dinner. I have not permitted my? self to take a alas* of ale or wine at lunch or between breakfast aud dluncr. " These words front one of the most successful bankers that Albany has ever known J convey a lesson to joiiiiK men who aspire to successful business careers here and elsewhere. ANNIE'S STATEMENT. From Thl Courier Journal. Annie O. had been punished for crying over two broken doll?. - Oh yea, inanima," eho moaned, ? you ean -"unisti me If you like, but I've had ? terrible aflllctiou. losing l"?tn my children In inn? day, and l'in binimi tu cry. If 1 was to die (reproachfully) you could cry without being luter? ei iirhe?! : " _, ? W POOL-QUESTIONS. from Tht Courier Journal, A f?rtjeor old boy returned from hie first day st school not quit?? satlsiled with his teacher. " Way," he said. " she kept asking Questione al ths Urne, the crea asked hew many (wo mm twe ars?" GOSSIP AT THE CAPITAL THE RICH MEN OF THE SENATE, AND SOME OF TITKIR POOR COLLKAOU*W-eHBBlDAa" AND HT/Ilt (,U I.KE?NOTE*. | *???????-G,t??, Jan. 'il.?'? Do the people war.?, a pea per ' Senate that there ie euch a clamor about millionaire? In the Upper House I" asked a Senator yesterday, wben con? vers?t Um happened to turn oo wealthy men ?n congreaa. " la a man worse for having money independe ot of bla salary, or I? he so uiuoh better because be has only hie Uve thousand a year, and is tormented to death trying to live on It I Now I spend ten thousand a year ou my little family, and live in the plainest way, as you knew. We don't entertain, except in the simplest manner. Wo never give evening parties, and our house is neither tine nor large. I couldn't stay a day in the Senato If I bad nothing to live on hut my salary. I couldn't stand being tiarraise<l by debts ami worried ami pinched for want of means to live on. I tell you a Senator's life la a burden when ho Is eternally hard up for money. There arc a few here who are in that llx. I have one la mind now, and I pity hint. lie hardly knows which wag to look sometimes, ho Is so hard pushed for money. He had nearly $100,000 wbon be tlrst entered public life, aud be was young then. Now he has no ready money hill his salary and is nearly twenty years older. His family Is small, fortunately. The Lord knows what be would do If It waajiarge. But they must Uve respectably. The people who talk of money creeping into the Senate as au evil, talk more about, the ' mean economy' as tlioy call i: of Senatore, who aro obliged to make both ends meet on tho small salary. H seems to mo there 1? as good a? -hauet: for aman to be honest if he bas plenty of hi? own as there is for a m m who is eternally beldad ?ml struggling to get ahead. There 1- less temptation foi the man In easy clroutnstances. The other must of necessity scheme and count every dollar. According to my way of thinking a man Inclined to he honest will be honest whether he Is rich or ???( though the temptation to belter his coudiliou Is always with tho poor man. I ehoulil he sorry to see tbe entire Sonate composed of pool men. I seo I am reckoned among the lulll.ou.uic Senatore by tho newspapers. They arc very wide of tin: mark. I am uot even a rich man, as riches go in ih< ??: days. I am In cointoi-tablo circumstance? ami don't have to lie awake at night planning to make MO dollar go as far as live th? next day. That Is all, aud us near thu millionaire cla?? M 1 atti. I believe .Senators aro ratei poor, rieh au I million? aire. But there ought tobe the m?dium or comfortable g-.u::e. A Senator who 1? po-?r can't be comfortable A Senator may bo comfortable without being rich. "You would be astonished to Itnoiv of the calls made upon .Senators for pecuniary help. Tney gBMf ally coma lu letters and from most BMIpMled 'juaitert. J'.vcrg Senator gets these letters asking for loan? from *K) up to $???00 or aaM of course the loan is re.illyaglft and the Senator knows tt. I get sii"h letters from people I never ?aw and who don't know me. No, ? here Is no obligation and nono Implied. Hit there Is a good deal of palaver and taffy to bet-In with. Then I always know what the end of the letter Is and tM object of tli?? writer. He may go back to my greatgrandfather to prove bis ?o ipiaiu'ai.cc with me, and ho orten doos, and In: Is sure t? write that I iuberlt all that was noble and great In rag respected ancestor. But, I know that the lettor will round up with the rennest for money. I think, after all, that most of the Senators cau be ratet! as in easy circum? stance?. Yes. tho Senate Is as strong and 'brainy' nowae ever. These are not the days for orators, but Senator? are Just as able legislators now ?as in the days win ? there waa brilliant rhetoric attracting crowds to tho gallorie?. The really rich men in the Senat? don't attract attention for their wealth. Most of them have been slow in pip? ing money, but tbey have a good deal of it. though tbeg don't make air. ?ho ? of It. Hearst, who has just been elected to the next Congress from California, fairly rep reseiitsaconstitueiiey of the suddenly wealthy type. Ho i? one of many men out there who have amassed fortune?, with marvellous ajoMhHM Ibarst will be sure to speak for himself when ho gets ecttlcd in the next Congre??*, flu-wart, who comes back to the next OtMgCM" fro? Nevada aftor an absence of a down years, ?.? now a poor man. though be was regarded as very rich wbcu he built 'Stowart Castle.' Ho wouldn't stay in Washington afUW he went out of the Senate, but returned to Nevada aad the practice of law, in spite of tho persuasions of hta family, who wished to live here. I havo always thought a good tleal of Stewart for ?rolnjr hack to work instead of hanging about Washington or trying to ?.-? t. a foreign appoint me ut. as uot a few defeated Congressmen do." "Aud now be has his reward," remarked a listener. " Yes. The race is uot always to the swift or the strong, they uni. Stewart has been faithful to Nevada. I ttuppoa.% snd Nevada has rewarded him. I >at l?. in h ? '? to UVt McMillan's place from Minnesota, ha- uo money, lie Is ?slaver, If not In fati brilliant, and ho will make bright speeches. Ue has lost tlie slgut of uu eye, ami it hap? pt-ucd In a strange way, too. It vvas iu a caiupaiga wbeu making uijtht speeches where elcctrle lights were u*>. ?I. Davis face?I these lights so tnucb that hit eyes became affected, and the result was loeaof sight In one eye. Hut Llavts. or -Cush' Davis, as tho;? call ! ?? 111 In Minnesota, Is a very bright man. Da we?. Haw icy ami ( ockiell, who hav? just been re-elected, ars neither poor nor rich men. They have something insidia the salary, aud by good management keep la OSSO elr? conistan? es Sherman, Beck, Allison, Cameron, ('hace, Kdiuoii.l*. Hale, Mahone. Warner Miller, Morrill, I'luuib, Van Vtyck and laistls are all rich men. chace lea (, laker, Hin! of course Is uot worldly in his stylo of llvlug, and wouldn't bo suspected of ri.-liea. riumh is not a Quaker, but bo is economical and never spends much money. l'aimer aud Payne can be classed with tho millionaires. Allison and Hule are anioni; the richest ui en. Hale got a fortune with his wife, but he bas added toit. Allis.'ii lives quiet? ly aad not extravagantly. Mitchell, of Uie?v"?n, hasn't auy money ami Teller Isn't rich, though people thinks he Is. Harrison and l'ugh arc not rich cither. Moxtf ami Keuua ?re rich meli, but make uo show of money. Krye ami Bpooasf aro In easy circumstances, also Mao? ilei-on, I'latt and Vunce, but woulttu't be, if they bad ex travaiHUt wives. Mcl'bersou has money, and (lawyer bas a good deal, aud Is one of the very rieb men. I don't, know how it Is with Jonc^ of Hevoda Ho seems to bave varied fortune?!. llrowii, of tieorgla. Is one of the richest men in the seu aie. He sssd to be railed the 'richest and shrewdest m .'. in ?.' "i -i t.' He makes no show wnatevcrof bis money, an?! a? ? ?nillnif to np|M>araw-ce couhl live on bla sal.try and save suuictbiug t????. Invali* and < 'ulloiu and Untier haven't much money | Dohtb, an?I Wilson, of Iowa, are pretty well olt. K\ arts und ( aluden aro better utL You see after all there are few millionaires In the Senate. There arc more substantially rich men, whoso style ot living iiiii'Yaii". easy or moilerate weulth, bat who are la fa? t ridici iban Is supposed. Take for Instance, Kd inunda. .Mon.u, Kvarls ami Warner Miller. The lirai three ?rt? New-Knglamlera by birth, educa? ti ?? au.l habits. Miller Is s New-Yorker by lu t li. All four are men of thrifty, busine-ss habits. They live well enough, tint uot In a fashion warranted by their means. If they were in? lined to display, for this reason their wealth is underestimated. "tine of tne few millionaires goes out with this Congretn Fair returns to Nevada ami Mewart, of course, will take his place, fair is uot a bail fellow. He has had mom enough not to make any pretensions, roesetpiently ha bae mad? no blunders. I don't know anything ot ( oncer's successor from Michigan, except that he le a ri h lumberman. Like sawyer, be has mad.? his money out uf pine trees." At the dinner given by tbe President to the Cabinet os Thursday evening, tieneral Mberldan and <iovt-rnor Pits Hugh Ia*e sat directly opposite at the sides of tho tabla Their presence for tho ilr-t time together at the White House board recalls an interesting Incident of tbe sur? render at Appomattox, nearly twenty-two years ago. The night before the surrender General Leo called his corps Commanders about him, explained the situation, and Informed ili,':n of his correspondence with General tirant. lee, with tho army of Northern Virginia, had halted for the night near Apporaattox Court House. Thta was Saturday, tbe night of tbe 8ih of April. He had moved out ot Petersburg on the night of Sunday the I'd, and had been on the re rcat every hour of tlie six days. When he Informed hi? corps to mroanders that surrender wa? inevitable, Um two ottb ei s bitterly opposed to It were l'eu?, ral Gordon and ? ?enei a? ??'it?, Il ugh 1st. The latter still clung to the hope ot reaching <?encrai Johnston In North Carolina, It was a forlorn hope, and liaucal Lee knew it. It wm final:? decitici that Oordon and Kit? Hugh tee should at? tack Sheridan's cavalry ut dav light the next morning. If he wa? without infantry. It on the contrary Sheridan was supported by any considerable infantry, Ueucral tee was to l>e at once Informed. He then sent bla second note to O?-lierai lir.inf. Meanwhile Gei.crai Sheridan with all bis cavalry bad marched rapidly to ADuomattoX "ily a? ? __wi with bis otHcer? Sheridan w rote to General Grant : " If Station. < ini's Infantry wa? to follow a? quickly a? poa ?thlc. That night white Ueneral Lee was lu eouiicll Gibbon and the Fifth Corps can get up to-night, we will pcrbup? finish the Job la tlie morning. I do not Delieve Lee mean? to surrender until coiujH-lled to ito so". Luring the night OommI Grant sent one of his staff for? ward to ui ge the advance ot the lufauty to the support of Sheridan,* lioiiow had his cavalry thrown a? iosa the road to cheek the ad v une.? of tec's army. Bad mads made progress slow, but by a forced march all night ? nil. Gib? bon aud tbe fifth Corps got up at dai light to (Sheridan's support uot, however, before Gordon and l-'it/ Hugh tee bad made the attack on ehuridau a? agreed upon the previous ulght. The advance of the I n fun try uu tne double quick to Sheridan'- support caused the forcea of VIU Hugh l?ee and ?,onion to fall back aud iiu-chly retire. At the moment the L'ulou troop? were drawn up In line, ?tretchlng around the road Uso a barrier before the advance of LeeO army, a while Hag waa seen at the enemy's frout, and Ut? next instant the bugles sounded " to halt" The ttghttug was over aud " tbe Job was finished Id the morning " A few hours later every command of General Lee's army hud surrendered except the command of t'IU Hugh tee. Immediately alter hla rcpuls.? by Nbinliii at da>ll*-hl Un llu?h Lee withdrew bis cavalry four miles distant on the tyucliburg road ?nd remained there until the follow?? ti? dar. A few dare after Flu Hugh Lo? aud the townot y nebburg surromlcrnd. I believe that Ukmi** I? waa not present, this commana wa? Include?! Iu U>e surrender by General Lee on the ?th with the Axu?y of Northera V-*??*-"!--- . . . Tho meeting of General ?Sheridan and General Lea iwenty-two years after, at the White House d uner la uui without slgulllcance. Mr?. Lee. who Is a hau?t?*.iue,tiarh? eyed woman, and the inore striking for her gray hair, waa taken lu by General ?hcrldau. J usi acroas the Ubis Cra. Hherldaii, called " tbe prettiest uialrou lu Wash-*? s," tat on ths right at Governor ?Va?