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How Lincoln Was President.
Lincoln was one of ilie most amiable of
Mr. Chase was able, distinguished,
in my opinion, one of the purest men
never held office. There was an Assistant
Ijsoiel at New York to be appointed, and
J Chase insisted upon tlie choice of Man
Ill. Field, who was then one of tlie Assis
1 Secretaries of the Treasury. The I'res
l,i was not in favor of bis appointment,
Jllie issue was sharply made by Mr. Chase
I Field should he chosen or he would te
i his great office. It was at a very critical
el of tlie war, and when tire credit of Lite
«minent was at its woi*st. It was no
matter to change Secretaries then, and
kcially to lose tlie service of him who had
limited and carried out our systems of
Bit and banking. Hut the issue was made
(die President would not retreat, nor sur
tdei his great function of appointing povv
Tlie resignation was accepted, and Hit
I knowledge the Senate had of tlie change
tthe appointment of David Todd, ol Ohio,
ISiMTctary of the Treasury. The Senate
■ country were astounded—frightened, for
(crisis, taking tin* weighty matters of war
p-credil into the case, was most serions,
e nomination of Todd was referred to tlie
lance Committee, ami that body waited
In the President, headed by tlieir ehair
, Fessenden, of Maine, to inquire into
(cause of the change, and whether it was
[wise to arrange for a continuance in the
luury Department of Mr. Chase. The
Isident received the Committee, recogniz
(tlieir right to know the cause of so
a juncture. 11 " entered upon an
statement of the relations of the
Id of the Treasury Department and him
Yand especially tlie ditiereuce arising from
demand made by bis cabinet minister
tMr. Field must he made Assistant Treas
N'ew York, or lie would vacate the
jni'tmenl. T'lieie was no choice left to
«but to appoint an objectionable man to a
hoftice or to 'part company with tlie Sor
ry nf the Treasury; and, lie added to the
liuiittee, that sooner than submit to tie
fIn-oats of resignation, he (Mr. Fin
ir, w ould resign the Presidency and would
J Mr. llamlitt (then Nice President) lie
lie President. Here was one of the most
table, kind-hearted, and accessible of men
ItBrjni, to surrender the highest office in the
1 !
rather than degrade it and himself by
(sal an«l dishonorable submission. — /•'.«•
John Connexe in the linst on Traveller.
Hoping; With a $500,000 Bride
Jessie Kimball, daughter
|Kiinball, a wealthy willow residing in
•eland, Ohio, was married in Detroit on
inlay last to Will 11. Ilajes. to bride
be is years of age on Saturday next,
on that day will come into possession o
left lmr by her father. The mother
iEurope, and Miss Jessie has been ke» p
|house with only servants for companions.
^ days agi» she went V' Detroit to visit
ds. On Thursday of last week Mr.
is followed. Saturday forenoon the
ig couple started out from her friend's
ience ostensibly for a ride. Before they
|irin*d, however, they visited the Rev. Mr.
|ley 's residence, taking advantage of the
ligan marriage laws, which require no
ise. and were married. They returned in
ä for dinner, and later in the day left
for Cleveland, saving nothing about
what had occurred. Mr. Hayes had been
paying attention to Miss Kimball for a year
past but the marriage v as decided upon the
impulse of the moment. The bride has spent
several years in Taris and London and lias
acquired by her travel and study a variety
of accomplishments that have made her a
leader in society. The groom, who is also a
minor, is a popular young gentleman, and is
holding a good position in his fat here's em
It is estimated t hat. the immigrants pouring
into this country will Inina during tlie sum
mer at least $8,000,00(1.
Hut little flour is being shipped to Europe
in barrels; bags can he slowed more closely.
— Philadelphia /Ve.«.
The New Orleans Dcntin nd says that that
city'ditterally reeks" with those "pestiferous
creatures" called hoodlums.
Cincinnati will lie 100 years old in 1888
and tlie G u.ietle lias aireitdv begun (lie agita
tion tor I lie ''centennial celebiatinn."
The revised ordinances of Chicago take all
telegraph wirps or otherelcctrie eomluctorsof
d the air and pla
any kind whatever out
them under ground.
The sin plus revenue during the year will,
there is reas m to believe, amount to $100
000,000. This will he used to cut down the
national debt to that extent.
1J. O. Mills gave Hester flroll.ers of New
York City earh blanche to furnish his Mew
York home and the bill was $-tgli,o00, which
he refused to pay as exorbitant.
The lato Senator Carpenter's estate is now
said to amount to $01,500. All this is in life
insurance except $TJ,000, which is in real es
The attempt to turn liev H. liamsdello)
Washington out of a Presbyterian pulpit be
cause be hal married a Unman < 'atiiolic wife
lias failed.
! In
f Indianapolis
ne gal is e of
public discus
lil for a minis
\ il liny to give
The Reverend Mr. Titus
challenges anybody to take
the following proposition in
sion: "Resolved. That it is
1er to lake all the peuple an
The Rev. Dr. Sw ing went to a lheatr
the fir.-wt lime a few «lays ago. and didn't 1 ik
it. The play was l'ur</rl Mr AY»/.with Dene
view Ward as the heroin«*. He thinks tha
lb«* actress w us ■•giaceful and aceiiiipliMie 1,
but he found the play bad.
The Bonanza Kinas
li has b*-come the taMibm hu* news
nowadays to dea r!be the personal cha
islics of millionaires, not h« cause their
act eristics are worth describing, but h
they are millionaires, and to di
extol (|ualitics possessed by thoi
with millions «>1 other men. as
qualities were ran* and excepth
tinguslied them above their
fellows, 'lake, for example,
kings—lb«* Bonanza crowd,'*
known when* they are known
sort of men, as men ,g>> : very oi
men intellectually : very lucky men. Theii
only «listingushed feature is their fabulous
wealth, and most «»f the estimates ot what
they are worth are entirely falmlou-. They
are fawned upon, tlatten d, told through Ihe
papers that they are not as otln*r men, that
they w**ie originally it tended by nature («»be
If one td' them happens to be pai ; h-ularly
late upon and
n in common
t hough 1 lie«'
mal and dis
the Beiian/.a
as they are
. Very good
dinar', sort of
{ obstinate, he is said to be possessed ot indom
; liable will. It lie lias failed several limes,
taken the market on Hie wrong turn, and at
last made a lucky guess, he is wonderfully
i persevering and sagacious. II he can walk
along the street without stubbing bis toes
against every curb-stone or bumping against
the lamp-posts, it is "with the sure, agile
tread of the leopard.'' Not an action, a trait,
a movement, a whim, but tlie worshippers of
wealth will twist into something meritorious
and dislinyue. We are told that Flood has
in him all Ihe immense capacity for doing
and daring which g^ive Broderick national
fame ; that he "governs tlie Nevada Hank
w ith a sure,splendid intellect that would make
him a fine secretary of the treasury." Of John
Mackey we are told: "He is well read, knows
all about the outside world, keeps himself
abreast ot the current thought and literature
of the time. There are few men better in
formed as to wliat the world knows and does
than John W. Mackay. Of ins generosity
liiere are stories that remind us of Monte
Christo. Of his kindness and princely w ays ! g |
all wlio know him can speak." Of James O.
Fait similar trash bs written, and the de
ceased O'Brien comes in for Ids share of ful
some praise, because tie was tlie possessor of
The truth about all of them is that they ale
ordinarily intelligent, half educated, lucky
Irishmen, with nothing great or remarkable
about them except their pocket books. Flood i t<'
and O'Brien were liar keepers in San Fran
cisco some years ago, and didn't know any
more than hundreds of other bar keepers, j
Nobody ever suspected them then of-being j
gtcat m any sense, there not being ihe slight- |
est foundation for any such suspicion. They ;
w< uld have remained barkeepers or p» 0 (.r»e- j
tels of a saloon t«» Ibis day hut for a lucky
speculation in the stock of u w ildcat mine on
the ( Yunstock. By ••roping in*' their acquaint- |
ances and Selling their own stock at the right j
time they made a stake au«l laid the f mmîation •
o' their fortunes. He 1 the next turn of the i
market been the wrong way. the Nevada
Bank would never have been heard of, and
! he world would not to-day he illiumiiu*«! by ;
the light of Mr. Flood's splendid intellect. I
Mr. Flood is a selfish man, am» made his 1
monev by luck ami at the expense of other
; stock gamblers. II«* is not an educated man, j
nor is he one to be selected from the throng
tor any superiority of intellect. Others have
made forume? just as he did, displaying jus! 1
as much s.ieacity, but their luck turned on the
next deal or they lost their money-through
placing loo much reliance upon tin* word of 1
Ms. Flood, and they are not keaid of.
Billy O,Brien was a frequenter of saloons
before he mad' 1 his fortune, and he never was
anything else t<» tin* day of his death, lie was
content to let his partners take care of his
. business wliih* he gratified hU taste for liq
uor and bar-room companionship. John W.
Mack a v is a man of good hard sense, lull it is
: simply absuid to say that he keeps liimsell
I abreast of the current thought and literature ;
of the world. His conversation does not in
ilic.ne ; t. He is rough and gruff in manner,
taciturn to the extieine, ami is liable to ex
press his thiights now as profanely as when
h«* was a miner. He ha-strong pi«*judices.
and in polities i> apt to apply uucompliment
lary names to those who «Io not agree with
him. Vet John Mackay is a very good sort
of man, is generous to his triemls. and has the
rare '.»«»••• 1 sense ot not being inflated with
conceit because he i- rich. But then is noth
ing «»f the Monte ( hri>!o ah«»ut bin,, ami it is
silly to attempt to make him out a hero or a
romantic character in any respect.
The whole truth is that a lucky discovery
made by miners in their employ brought the
! millions to the coflbrs of these men. The
! Bonanza crowd aie not men of genius or ex
it raordinary ability, and it is all nonsense to

g | lil( j es
t<' a gowns,
Short dresses are called
dresses toilets.
credit them with anything more Ilian a com
bination of good luck and native shrewdness.
Were it not for their wealth they would be
unknown, but the majority ot mankind
worship wealtli and its ow iters for its sake,
and there w ill always he gushing correspon
dents to discover in millionaires something
above Ihe ordinary man, and to praise them
for not being born idiots ami physical
w recks.— Boston Globe.
Foulard silks aie as popular as ever.
Tuscan braids are very fashionable.
Brocaded goods retain their favor.
Nun's veiling is a semi sheer material.
Dark hats come in wood color and olive
Iron gray and prune shades aie in grea 1
"Lucifer" red is the latest shade of that
bright color.
Light chiviot is the fashionable material
for wraps.
Satin sheeting ot satinette is much used for
costumes, trained

Flush collars trimmed with lace aie a sea
sonable fancy.
India linen comes in (»lain and mixed col
ors for summer wear.
Bale shades of pink, blue and lavender will
be worn in thin dresses.
Fink and white Scotch ginghams in clus
tered stripes will he worn this summer.
Woman's work is never done, because
when she has nothing else do she lias her
hair to fix.
Among the favorite designs for sunshades
and fans, are diamonds, hearts, spades and
(Bay surrali dresses are covered with si eel
fringe, and black satin toilets are embroid
ered with the same.
I he skirts of all short dresses, »hough very
narrow, are much moie elaborately trimmed
than last season.
Fongee is very fashionable for spring cos
tumes and the new goods c one with hand
soui«*ly embroidered flounces.
The new fashioned fans will raise quite a
breeze. They are big enough at all events.
The woman who works one will need no
ot her exercise.
said John Henry, as he
sweet embrace. "Well,
should tiy to pi the
"I'm on the pit
folded his girl in one
that is no reason you
form," she replied.
Black dresses in Spanish taste are of black
satin with a short lower skirt of pink sa in
that has a bonier of lows of pinked crushed
loses instead of flounces.
'•Tin* strongest propensity in a woman's
nature." says a careful student of the sex,
•' în t«> want to know w hat is going on, and
the next is to boss the job.*'
Round, belted waists, gathered on the
shoulders in front and made fit xnrjilis, with
'.a hell of white satin ribbon, are pretty for
summer dresses.
A husband who lately went to execute a
few little commissions for his wile gives it as
his experience that there are two dozen dif
ferent brands of iilac sew imi-siik so exactly
I alike that no male eye can tell 'lie difference,
and a wrong choice m«*an*rum to a new silk
• dress, and no pie in the house for a week.

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