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* ~.y *vW (T y'.\ n m 4 ssaffi ■W* Volume xvii. Helena, Montana, Thursday, August 16, 1883. No. 39 - PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY MORNING. - o - Terms of Subscription. WEEKLY HERALD: «4 00 - Moiulir«.' 2 00 Postage, in all cases Prepaid. HATTY HFHATTV jj.-vi Li I hlkalii . City -'uhsoribers, delivered by carrier, 81 50a month One Year, by mail ...........................................?12 oo .......... Ö ..... ........................ changes of address will be made promptly and eherrfu'iiy, but reijuests mi st give the post office FROM US well ns the one TO which such change is de sired, in order to receive attention. t#*A!l communications should be addressed to FISK BROS., Publishers, _ Helena, Montana. HIS CRITICS PRAISE HIM. Arthur's Administrate Judged by Friends and Former Enemies. as Those Who Once Censured Him Now Give Him the Most Cor dial Praise. Arthur'* Administration. OPINIONS FROM PUBLIC MEN. The Chicago Daily News deserves credit lor an admirably conceived and successfully accomplished piece of journalistic enterprise in signalizing the recent visit of President Arthur by the publication of letters from distinguished men in all portions of the country regarding the conduct of his admin istration. Some weeks ago the editor of the Xt tes addressed letters to prominent people asking their views of the President, and the replies are interesting and gratifying. No man ever entered a public office under more trying circumstances than President Arthur, and no one ever suffered more severe and unjust censure and criticism. Many of the letters received by the News were from those who uttered these censures, and the change in their sentiments is the most remarkable feature of the publication. His severest critics of two years ago are now his warmest admirers. The News says : From this list we eliminated the names of all persons apponted to office by President Arthur. None of the replies have been omitted. The few of an uncomplimentary character, as those of Jubal Early and Sena tor Jonas, will be found below with the rest. There was no purpose to work up a "'boom." The publication has no political aim or end. The responses will he found below. From New England, which in 1880 was almost unanimously opposed to the third term fac tion, come endorsements of a highly flatter ing character, from such persons as Dr. Cham berlain, President of Bowdoiu College ; Dr. Capen, President of Tufts; Harriet Beecher Stowe, D. L. Moody, Charles Warner, Sena tors Frye and Dawes, and Judge Poland. From New York there are commendations,. not onlv from the Stalwart wing, but from such distinguished reformers as George William Curtis, Henry Ward Beecher and j Dr. Fulton ; from President Barnard, of Col- | urnbia College ; Dr. Brow n, of Hamilton, and ! Dr. Potter, of Union, and from ex-Delegates Daggett and Stivers, who bolted at Chicago, as well as from representative Congressmen in différent parts of the State. Mr. Grier, of Pennsylvania, the original Garfield man at the Chicago convention, and two of the Blaine delegates from Delaware, join in the general round of praise. From the South there are complimentary words from the ex-Confederate Generals Eongstreet and Basil Duke, while the ex delegates who were divided in 1880 are united in their endorsement to-day. Ohio, the home of Garfield, responds with a sentiment of cordial approval from Con gressmen Taylor, Richard Smith, Murat Halstead, and a long line of intimate friends of the late President. Senator Harrison of Indiana ; ex-Commis sioner Raum, of Illinois ; Senator Sabin, of Minnesota ; the Hon. Frank Pixley, of Cali fornia ; Brick Pomeroy and J. B. Belford, of Colorado ; and finally the irrepressible Flan nagan, of Texas, join in the general chorus of applause. Some from whom responses Were expected failed to make answer.- Mr. Jay Gould, whose opinion was asked as indicative of the feeling of incorporations, doubtless would have replied if he could have found a tele graph company to carry his message. Ex President Hayes neglected to respond, and retained the stamped envelope. The most significant letters are given entire. From the others only extracts are given. From His Former Critics. GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS. On Wednesday, at the annual meeting of the National Civil Service Reform League, at Newport, I shall say that a President whose accession by means of a most tragical event was generally regarded as a serious misfor tune, if not calamity, has not only allayed all apprehension, but his pacific and temper an apprenension, our nis pacuic <uju ate administration has gained the general approval of the country. GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS HENRY WARD BEECHER. In my opinion President Arthur has proved himself to be a safe man in vhe ad ministration of government, prudent in conr sel, félicitons in all that he has written, wise in the selection of men for office, with re markable capacity for silence, and yet frank when he speaks. I can hardly imagine how lie could have done better, in the very try ing circumstances which surrounded his ad ministration. I think that history will ac credit his term of office, if not with brilliant qualities, with good judgment and decided practical success. __ _ HENRY WARD BEECHER. BOLTER DAGGETT. OF BROOKLYN. President Arthur has discharged the duties of his office with a firmness and dignity which entitles him to the respect and confi <lcu( M oi" the whole people. His administra tion is without a blemish. I sav this the loora cheerfully because I hail not been iden t'.tied with those who brought about his nomination. ALBERT DAGGETT. CAMPBELL, OF WEST VIRGINIA. President Arthur has agreeably disap pointed a great many people who opposed his nomination, myself among the number. A. W. CAMPBELL. RICHARD SMITH, OF CINCINNATI. The experience of this country with Vice J >res idents who succeed to the Presidency had been so unfavorable that General Arthur ! assumed the office with the prejudices of the j people largely against him. His position, : therefore was a most embarrassing one, but , he has conducted himself so admirably that , his administration is now approved very gen i erally, and this, in view of the circumstances j to which I have referred, is more to his : credit and in stronger proof of his efficiency | +v ,_ ^ w than if he had been elected by the people to the first place instead of the second. In saying that the administration of President Arthur is deserving of general approval, I feel that I express the opinion of Ohio Re publicans generally, and of fair-minded Democrats also. RICHARD SMITH. FROM MURAT HALSEAD. In national affairs, the fact that President Arthur has pursued a moderate, prudent and conservative, and therefore conciliatory course, asserting his own sense of dignity i and personal obligation, declining to be the servant of any part of the party ; refusing to carry out the policy of revenge urged by some who were very near to him—growing up to his place—has had a wholesome in fluence throughout the country, and has given Republicans heart and hope and the impulse to put aside non-essentials and unite for the common cause, We do not care whether President Arthur is or is not a candidate for a second term, He has a right to be a candidate, and if he i commends himself to the people by an ex : cellent administration it is a style of elec tioneering we approve. His quiet demeanor and steady perseverance in the straight line of duty, following the Republican disasters of last year, which would have intimidated and irritated a small man, have been cor dially appreciated by the people ; and what ever may he faulty in the past or future, it is fair to say that the President has earned and enjoys now the respect of his country men. M. HALSTEAD. Barfield's Friends. THE ORIGINAL GARFIELD MAN. President Arthurs administration has been, as a rule, wise and statesmanlike. He evi dently appreciates the responsibility and dig nity of his high position, and is now honest ^ Lying to discharge the duties in such a , ., , ... , , decided success it inaugurated under avor ablecircumstances; under the difficulties of the situation its success has been marvelous. manner as to briDg honor to the nation and to himself. He has grown rapidly in the estimation of the people. Many Republicans who less than a year ago would have scouted the idea of giving him a renomination now look with positive favor upon such a propo sition. W. A. M. GRIER. Note—Mr. Grier is known as "the original Garfield man of the Chicago convention." He alone voted for Garfield from the second to the thirty-sixth ballot. GENERAL GARFIELD'S SUCCESSOR. It is manifest that the administration of President Arthur so far would he adjudged a CONGRESSMAN MOREY. I am glad to express the opinion that Pres ident Arthur has won, and now has, the confidence and love of the people of Ohio by his wise and patriotic administration. With a due regard for the wishes and engagements of his illustrious predeces? or, which he car ried out with becoming fidelity, so far as practicable, he has challenged the confidence of all the people by his capacity and courage to deal with all questions submitted to his judgment and action in a wise and patriotic manner. H. L. MOREY. THE WESTERN RESERVE. I once r ; ad that a man is well dressed whose garments attract so little attention that his acquaintances do not remember, after meeting him, what the color or the style of his garments, he being so well dressed as to be beyond criticism. President Arthur's administration leaves that impres sion on the minds of thoughtful men. It has been a Republican administration, of course, as we had a right to expect. It has been a National administration, and gener ally each department of the public service has given evidence of a hearty desire on his part to satisfy reasonable men of all factions and parties.' In the Western Reserve Mr. Arthur is personally popular and his man agement believed to he fortunate for the Re publican party and the country. I. F. MACK. EDITOR BICKHAM, OF DAYTON. Our people are united in the sentiment concerning President Arthur and his admin istration. "Well done, thou good and faith ful servant." He has served his party best by serving his country best. He stands four square on the platform upon which the Re publican party planted him with the illus trious Garfield, and we rejoice that he has risen superior to faction. W. D. BICKHAM. j EX-CONGRESSMAN BUTTERWORTH. President Arthur'sadministration has fully met all the reasonable and just demands of His coarse has been character ^he country. ized by patriotism, wisdom, and rare discre tion, coupled with perfect candor. Few public men have grown, and deservedly so, as rapidly in the confidence of the people as President Arthur. BENJ. BUTTERWORTH. From Blaine's Friends. SENATOR FRYE. President Arthur was called to the office under circumstances the most adverse possi ble. Each administrative act was to be com pared with that of an ideal administration. The people said : "Be ye also perfect, even as our sainted President would have been had he lived." And yet, measured by this standard, Mr. Arthur has commended him self and his administration to the whole country. What more can be said ? WM. P. FRYE. CONGRESSMAN MILLIKEN. I believe that President Arthur has most favorably impressed the country with the wise and patriotic administration he has given it since, under the peculiarly trying circumstances, he assumed the dutreb of bis great office. 6 SETH L. MILLKEN. THE EX-DELEGATES, ALL BLAINE MEN. The administration of President Arthur has received my cordial approval. W. W. THOMAS. The official career of President Arthur has, unexpectedly, under the circumstances, won my hearty approval. J. R. LIBBY. The administration of President Arthur, in my judgment, has met the approval, in a very large degree, of the whole people, and his official career has been a success of which we should he well pleased. JOHN S. CASE. FRANK PIXLEY. Against the better sentiment of all our best people, President Arthur vetoed the twenty years' bill restricting Chinese immi gration. It is the only serious mistake of his administration affecting the interests of our coast. This mistake he remedied by signing the ten years' bill. The offense we have condoned. With the general honesty, intelligence and satisfaction of the Presi dent, displayed in the conduct of his admin istration, the people of California are well content. FRANK PIXLEY. CONGRESSMAN RYAN, OF KANSAS. I regard Mr. Arthur's official course as President as having been characterized from the first by a high order of patriotism, rare wisdom, universal justice, graceful and be coming dignity, devotion to the general good, and exceptional freedom from abuses horn of personal ambitiou. THOMAS RYAN. KANSAS EX-DELEGATES. I think the opinion is steadily growing and strengthening that President Arthur has made a safe, strong, clean and capable Chief Magistrate. I am sure this is the case in this section. JOHN A. MARTIN. President Arthur, by a prudent, wise and honest conduct of public affairs, has justified j the wisdom of those who honored him by an election, and merited the love and esteem of | the people. His administration will go down in history as one of the most prosper ous and successful of our country. GEORGE H. CASE. The nomination of Chester A. Arthur was | to me a disappointment. After events, to my agreeable surprise, transformed disaap . . . . a . < pointment into sincere approval of the coime thus far taken by the President in an admin- j istration begun tinder most unfavorable auspices. WILLIAM THOMPSON. The administration of President Arthur is giving satisfaction here. The people of Kan sas are certainly favorable to his administra tion. T. J. ANDERSON. President Arthur's executive ability and even judgment have gained for him the con fidence of the people of all parties. J. M. STEELE. GOVERNOR SHERMAN OF IOWA. There is no question but that the general sentiment of the people of this State is quite favorable to President Arthur. B. R. SHERMAN. IOWA CONGRESSMEN. It is my judgment that President Arthur has, by his wise, courteous and statesmanlike administration, conquered the most trying difficulties that ever met a public officer. M. A. McCOID. Various State Republican conventions, in cluding Iowa, have emphatically indorsed President Arthur's administration as "wise and conservative." In that response I fully concur. In the midst of great difficulties he has administered the patronage of his high office with great care and higher conscience than has been customary with any President for the last fifty years. JOHN A. KASSON. I was n a member of the last National convention, but I witnessed the nomination of Mr. Arthur with regret. In common, I think, with almost the entire mass of Re publicans, I have been agreeably disappoint ed. I regard Mr. Arthur as making an ad mirable President, and, as far as I can now see, there is a very desirable prospect of his being his own successor. W. P. HEPBURN. President Arthur's administration has been highly satisfactory. Western people think him the model President. JAMES W. McDILL. AN IOWA EX-DELEGATE. His admirable conduct of his office, which has outstripped friendly anticipation and allayed fears, which is fully a match of the best and wisest administrations that have preceded his, is not only wholly creditable to him, but proves that the methods devised by the men who framed the Union, applied by the people to their present political methods and good sense, is effective in giving to this country the most gratifying good govern ment. All Americans can he gratified by the way he has discharged the duties of his office. 9AM, M. CLARK. Illinois. FROM GENERAL RAUM. In the history of nations no Chief Execu tive in time of peace ever took office under circumstances of such serious personal em barrassment. It seemed a hopeless task for him to undertake to overcome the distrust and hostility of a large portion of those whose votes elected him to the Vice Presi dency. Unless I am greatly mistaken, there is a constantly growing sentiment in the minds of the people of confidence and secur rity in President Arthur's administration, and, in my judgement, it is well deserved. GREEN B. RAUM. LITTLE, CF SPRINGFIELD. President Arthur's administration, so far, is one of which the Republican party may justly feel proud, and the country at large feel grateful. D. T. LITTLE. A. M. WRIGHT, OF CHICAGO. I cannot, injustice to candor, express any other than sentiments of the highest respect and admiration for President Arthur, per sonally, arising from his official acts per foimed under circumstances the most deli cate and trying. A. M. WRIGHT. COGRESSMAN FARWELL. I approve of his course, and am in favor of his renomination. C. B. FARWELL. CONGRESSMAN HENDERSON. If the same wisdom and prudence which have characterized his administration thus far shall continue, as I have no doubt it will, to guide him in the futnre, he will give to the country an administration of the gov ernment which will compare favorably with that of the best of our Presidents, and which will deserve to be, if it is not, popular with all good citizens and patriotic people everywhere. THOMAS J. HENDERSON. CONGRESSMAN CULLEN. Xu my judgment the administration of of President Arthur's administration. It disarms enemies and equally surprises friends. Its strength and wisdom has been, and is, sufficient for the duties imposed up President Arthur is wise and conservative, and entitled to the respect of the American people. WILLIAM CULLEN. CONGRESSMAN CANNON. As a citizen and a Republican I am proud on it. JOSEPH G. CANNON. From Senators. SENATOR MAHONE. The trials and circumstances of that period invoked a high degree of caution, wisj dom, and statesmanship, which alone could have borne him through with the triumph ant success that is now realized in the sun shine of a fair and impartial judgement. His administration challenges the respect and confidence of the Nation. It has been conservative and singularly unsectional. W ILLIAM MAHONE SENATOR SAUNDERS. From the day he entered upon the duties of the office he seemed to be master of the situation, and his course since has satisfied me, and, I believe, a large portion of the people, that his every aim has been to serve the people faithfully and acceptably. _ ed'.y, unite both wings of the Republican party, and bring them to the front stronger and more united than ever. ^ ^ sabin SENATOR DAWES. ' * ' ' The administration of President Arthur is ALVIN SAUNDERS. SENATOR SABIN. I think the wise, conservative, and digni fied administration of President Arthur has fully met the expectation of his friends, and commands the respect and admiration of his enemies. Adherence to this same conserva tive, yet independent, policy, will, undoubt clean, honest and economical. It studies the things that make for peace and is not quarrelsome, aggressive or radical. It is ■* . « ... . conservative, wise, and statesmanlike, and deserves the public confidence which it has secured. HENRY L. DAWES. j SENATOR ALLISON. In my judgement, President Arthur's ad ministration has been wise, prudent, and conservative, and meets with general appro bation, so far as I know. W. B. ALLISON. SENATOR HARRISON. My personal and official intercourse with President Arthur has been of the pleasantest kind. I felt great sympathy for him when he entered upon his duties under cirenm- J stances of so much trial and delica<y, and j great admiration for the manly and modest | way in which he discharged them. I have 1 not found myself in accord with him in j every public measure of his administration, ! but that is very much short of proof that he was not right in the few cases where we differed. I think he deserves great credit for what he has done. In short he took up the office under great disadvantages, if not disaffection, and has succeeded in making a steady growth in the good will and confi dence, not only of his party friends, hut of the people. BENJ. HARRISON. SENATOR INGALLS. President Arthur possesses, in an eminent degree, that peculiar assemblage of physi cal, intellectual, and moral attributes essen tial to the successful administration under a popular government. His presence is com manding, his address affable and peisuasive, and with an imperturable urbanity of de meanor which forbids personal antipathy. He has conquered prejudice and disarmed distrust. His official conduct has been with out a blemish or stain. His policy at home has been honest, practical and sagacious ; abroad, dignified and tranquil, vindicating the indulgent anticipation of his friends and adding new luster to American states manship. JOHN J. INGALLS. From Colored Men. EX-CONGRESSMAN LYNCH. The present National administration is very popular in Mississippi. Southern Dem ocrats are now satisfied that he is the Presi dent of the whole country and not of a par ticular section. Republicans are satisfied that he is the leader of the entire party and not of a particular wing or faction. Repub licans in my section of the country, there fore, are united in their support of the pres ent administration, and Democrats admit that they have no cause for complaint aside from mere questions of party policy for the whole country. JOHN B. LYNCH. REGISTER BRUCE. President Arthur has overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. He has harmon ized the factions in the Republican party. By an economical and upright management of public affairs he has satisfied the country. He has reversed the proverbial fate of Vice Presidential successions. His administra tion has been a success. B. K. BRUCE. The College Presidents. HAMILTON COLLEGE. The administration of President Arthur seems to have been conducted with remark able prudence and wisdom, not for party ends, bat for the welfare of the whole nation. That the administration in every department should have been so clearly marked by a policy at once firm and conciliatory in the interest of order and justice, of economy and integrity, seems clearly to indicate an intel ligent, well-defined, and thoroughly patriotic purpose. It would be difficult to name a government where there was less of com plaint, a less ground for censure. The future must speak for itself, hut "the past is at least secure." 9. G. BROWN, President of Hamilton College. UNION COLLEGE. President Arthur's course, from the first trying moments of his elevation to the Presi dency, in my judgment has been wise and statesman-like, honorable to Union College, his alma mater, and hopeful to the nation. ELISHA N. POTTER, Pres't Union College. COLUMBIA COLLEGE. President Arthur has proved himself the President of the people, and not of a party. He deserves all honor for the wisdom with i which he has conducted our public affairs in j circumstances of peculiar difficulty. F. A. P. BARNARD, Pres't Columbia College. ; bowdoin college. The administration of President Arthur ; has been judicious and high-minded, and has j maintained the dignity of the United States at home and abroad. JOSHUA L. CHAMBERLAIN, President Bowdoin College. CHICAGO UNIVERSITY. Considering the trying circumstances in which President Arthur was placed by the tragic death ol the lamented Garfield, he has achieved a grand success. He has handled w ith consummate shrewedness the opposing factions of his party, and while he has failed to fully satisfy either, he has happily disap pointed the great mass of his countrymen by the ability of his administration. GALUSHA ANDERSON, President University of Chicago. LOMBARD UNIVERSITY. Amid the peculiar trials and dangers inci dent to the inception of his "administration President Arthur has found opportunities for the exercise of the highest qualities of states manship. His course as Chief Executive has been wise, calm, and eminently reassuring. N. WHITE, President Lombard University. SHURTLEFF COLLEGE. I confess that I entertained a prejudice against President Arthur upon the occasion of his accession to his office. Looking back, , . however, as a casua u in eies e< o isener of political affairs, upon his administration,, I believe he nas proved himself a wise, capa ble ' "VeniKiCK*P resident S V hurtleft"CoHege. j _ ! ir hi^n noun uinrrpii nu net uiinriiiii iHi v have in the White House a thorough American and a thorough gentleman. What ever differences of opinion we may have with the party leader upon questions ot policy, A. A. From Democrats. HENRY WATTERSON. Ascending the Chief Magistracy at a mo- ■ nient of extreme difficulty and danger, he I has won the respect of his countrymen of all d , an exhibition of good intentions, hi h J ve been marre d by no impropriety There is a popular impression we believe Mr. Arthur to he an honest man, who fills the Presidential office in a manner to make us proud ot him, both as a chiel ol lL> Dlni/. nml nn (1 ♦ /-» 1 I AT1T Sal 4l '/An the State and as a fellow citizen. BASIL DUKE. In my opinion President Arthur's course has been most judicious. BASIL W. DUKE. | SENATOR JONAS. Iam not an impartial judge of "Repub- 1 lican administrations, hut I think that of j Mr. Arthur has been creditable to his party „„a \. im *sa\r R I- T( as i and himself. B. F. JONAS. CONGRESSMAN FORAN OF CLEVELAND. I regard President Arthur as a fair-minded. EDWARD S. BRAGG. honorable gentleman, who has so far proven a conscientious, upright Chief Magistrate, A - F( ^ ra t N ' general bragg of Wisconsin. It may be said oi President Arthur sad ministration that it has been a surprise to the country, and much more satisfactory than would have been that of Mr. Garfield, From Miscellaneous Sources. SOJOURNER TRUTH. Dear Friend : For some weeks just past I have been suffering from a malady which has long afflicted me. Racked by pain, I can scarcely collect my thoughts sufficiently to speak as I could wish. I cannot read, but friends read to me. Thus I keep somewhat informed of the principal events transpiring in this country. When human beings were held as chatties in our republic, Mr. Arthur able conducted the Lemon slave case, and was largely instrumental in securing to them their liberties. Since he became Chief Mag istrate his favorable adjustment of the Zuni Indian claims confirms my belief then. Not only his private but public acts have been characterized by good judgment, mercy, and justice. Therefore, I wish him success and happiness, not only until his public career is finished, hut whilst he sojourns on earth. With kindly greetings. 90J0ÜRER TRUTH. i 1 ; ^ | Battle Cheek, Michigan, August 1. GENERAL LOXGSTREET. By his firm and just administration of af fairs of government, his peculiarly generous course in matters relating to Southern inter ests, the President has more than met the expectations of his friends in this quarter, and has disarmed his political adversaries. I believe that the feeling of satisfaction is more general and more sincere than I have known before in my experience in public affairs ; that the feeling is growing in the hearts of the people, and ripening to something more than high respect or admiration. JAME9 LONG9TREET. JUDGE TOURGEE. I believe, all things considered, the admin istration of President Arthur will he regarded as one of the most remarkable in our his tory. He has, in short, performed the oner ous duties unexpectedly devolved upon him with a moderation, sagacity, and modesty rarely equaled and perhaps never surpassed in the position he occupies. A. W. TOURGEE. HARRIET REECHER STOWE. We think we are expressing the universal sentiment of New England in saying that we have great reason to he thankful to Di vine Providence for this administration of President Arthur, as both capable, disinter ested, and patriotic and promotive of the highest interests of the country. C. R. STOWE. H. B. STOWE. MRS. GENERAL HAWLEY. In reply to your letter to General Hawley, I can only say that I am sure he will regret his absence (in Europe) at this especial time. He has frequently spoken with nigh regard of President Arthur, and in terms of admir ation of his administration. HARRIET W. HAWLEY. CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER. It is my conviction, gained from conversa tion with Republicans during the last three months, that the party, except possible can didates for the Presidency and their expect ant friends, would be perfectly contented if the administration of President Arthur could he continued for another term. There is no donbt that he has steadily risen in pub lic esteem ever since he became President, and no man was ever placed in more embar rassing circumstances than he when he took the oath. He is giving ns a steady, firm, and trnstworthy administration. It is marked clean ; the nearer yon approach it the better it appears. Every citizen has reason to be proud of the White House under his rnle. 1 by dignity,vigor, calm judgment, and it is There are no scandals, no back-stairs cabinet, no political soldiers-of-fortu ne about Wash ington hotels lasting that they have iu fluence with the President. I believe that he thoroughly understands the civil service re form principles and intends to carry them out. To answer your inquiry in a word, his administration seems to me exceptionally good all around. CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER. MARK TWAIN. I am hut one in the 55,000,000 ; still in the opinion of this one-fifty-five-millionth of the country's population, it would he hard in deed to better President Arthur's adminis tration. But don't decide till you hear from the rest. MARK TWAIN. D. L. MOODY. Having been out of the country most of the time since Mr. Arthur has been Presi dent, I have not had much opportunity of knowing ; hut from all I have heard while across the ocean and since my return I have felt the highest regard for our Chief Magis trate. D. L. MOODY. GENERAj. CLINTON B. FISK. President Arthur's administratiou, good from the beginning, has constantly grown better and going on to perfection. CLINTON B. FISK. HUGH HASTINGS. I think I can safely say that General Ar ± lum«. * ™.vm c«» i U<iu .n tbur bag made a President that has won the confide ' nce and ' re8pect of the American peo p]e> and before the close of his adminis \ ra . tioQ that tbe y will >, if t he - v have not already, come to the conclusion that it would he wiser to hold fast to that which is good than risk an untried experiment. HUGH J. HASTINGS. JAY COOKE. President Arthur's administration of af fairs has been qualified by superior judg Everv detail , . . , K| , ment an(l £ bsen <f of blunders. _ ^Hiring his attention was conscienciously attended to, and since that time lie lias proven himself equel to the emergency, and has filled his high office wisely and with dig nity. JAY COOKE. FROM ARKANSAS. Should the same care, wisdom and fidelity niar k hj s t0 urse to the end I think history ... . m • « ..... . « cree ^ and eminently wise in his conduct, and j con i d cheerfully vote for him in 1884. So far ag j kuow he en j oys the confidence of will place his administration among the very best the public has been blessed with. POWELL CLAYTON. FROM COLORADO. I regard President Arthur's administra tion as a success. He is a broad-minded and conservative statesman. He has been dis» the reputable men of both parties, and al though he came into power through the agency of a terrible calamity, he has con ducted himself so wisely and justly that even his bitterest enemies accord him their warm est respect. J. B. BELFORD. FROM INDIANA. The course of President Arthur's adminis tration thus far not only meets my own ap proval, but merits and receives the appro bation of the Republicans of this district, and the more so because of the trying and embarrassing circumstances under which he became President. * STANTON J. PEELE. FROM PENNSYLVANIA. I am well satisfied that the people of Penn sylvania are greatly pleased with the official conduct of President Arthur since he became the Chief Executive of the Nation. I be lieve the sentiment of approval of his course very general and not confined entirely to the members of his own party. The Repub lican convention at Harrisburg of the 11th inst. cordially indorsed his administration, and as a member of that body I can safely say that their action was not merely formal but genuine and sincere. JOHN CESSNA. FROM VERMONT. There was certainly a disposition to look coldly and critically upon all his official acts. I think he has fairly outlived that, and that there is a feeling of ^Vith^unuTuaT unlnfiityT'approvelf confidence in him and his administration by the Republicans of this section of the coun try. The public measures of his administra tion have met with their approval almost without exception. In the matter of ap pointments to office universal satisfaction can never he obtained. In the main his se lections for office have been satisfactory. LUKE P. POLAND FROM MINNESOTA. I consider President Arthur's administra tion eminently wise and statesmanlike. M. WHITE. The course of our distinguished Chief Mag istrate has from the beginning been charac terized in an eminent degree by wise and conciliatory measures, and by a straightfor ward, clear-sighted policy that folly illus trates the truth that "He serves his party best who best serves his country." :|J. B. WAKEFIELD. The administration of President Arthur has, in view of all the circumstances sur rounding its commencement, been a great success and highly satisfactory to all well disposed people. KNUTE NELSON. WEST VIRGINIA. The President has the confidence of our people regardless of party, while Republi his course and regard his administration as a. great success. N. GOFF, JR. MICHIGAN. I take pleasure in saying that, considering all the circumstances attending President Arthur's accession to the Chief Magistracy his administration has proven a gratifying success. His executive acts have been, in a remarkable degree, prudent, wise and con ciliatory, and few Presidents have enjoyed in a greater degree the confidence and respect of the conservative men of all classes and parties. EDWARD S. LACEY. He has deserved well of the country, both from what he has done and what he has re frained from doing. While not especially brilliant, his administration has been better than brilliant—safe, conservative and har monizing. B. M. CUTCHEON. GOV. RUSK, OF WISCONSIN. I believe President Arthur has, in all things, endeavored to act for the good of the country, and that he has in an eminent de gree been successful. J. M. RUSK.