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B. KOtlB\7ATBn. Editor.
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Co.Nonr.s.H takes ita liolidny rccoss , urn
the country will have a rest for at leas
two wooks.
IT is reported by cnblo that Alar ]
Anderson will bo inndo a duchess. lie
ntop-fathor , Doc. Griflln , will have to bt
inado a juke.
TIIK Bonatorial fight in Ohio ia Cleveland
land against Cincinnati. The chance :
appear to favor Cleveland with the Stand
ard Oil barrel.
"Oun VAL" has caught on to the tail
end of the committee on elections. Poa-
nibly ho thought some one might contest
hia claim to n third form.
lltNH.vt.li got away with the Christmas
prize package , and Blackburn carried
homo an empty stocking. That miy bo
ungrateful , but it's politics.
THE Lincoln Journal h& shown groaton-
torpriuo in ropulilishing the special grapevine -
vine market report of ThoOmaha7/crnM ,
which is dated two days ahead and comes
to Omaha by mail , regardless of expense.
lion YOUNGISH , a boon companion of
the late lamented Co ) . Joaso Jnmca , has
boon captured in Alabama on a requisi
tion from Governor Crittcndon. Mis
souri will now have a spanking pair of
whtto elephants.
TUB Springfield Jlcjwblican , in 'com
menting upon Qonoral Howard a recom
mendation that deserters bo branded ,
flays ; "It is now said that Gen. Howard
did not want deserters from the army
really branded , only marked with indelible -
doliblo ink as clothes arc. AVe believe
this is his first appearance as a humor
ist , "
CHICAGO now knows how it is herself.
She is Having a fight with the Chicago &
Evanston railway and her city council ,
which reminds one very much of Omaha
, fcolt railway taotics. There was ยง 100,000
put for the Chicago bolt line , but the
-gjffigrjffipptl the ordinance and put a
\ J stop to the job.
TIIK last centennial has boon colo-
bnatod. Wo have had the grand cele
bration at Philadelphia in 1870 commem
orative of the Declaration of Indepen
dence. Wo have celebrated the surrender
of Cornwallia at Yorktown. Wo have
had a grand demonstration over the
ovaouation of Now York by the British.
And lastly wo have celebrated the cen
tennial of Washington's surrender of his
commission as commander of the conti
nental army , on which occasion ho delivered -
orod his memorable address to his com
patriots of the revolutionary war. The
centennial era is now u matter of the
Pj'.uiurs no class ol federal employes
work harder and put in moro hours than
the letter carriers. Considering the
amount of labor performed and the re
sponsibility assumed their pay in smaller
than that of any other class of men in
the government sorvico. Last year they
moved for an advance of salary and were
Buccessful. They are now endeavoring
to flocuro a thirty day vacation for each
man per year , and also a sixty days' sick
leave each ynar when necessary , without
loss of pay. There is no doubt that they
are entitled to such n vacation
a great deal moro HO than the depart
ment dorks. Wo fear , however , that the
Bchemo is impractical. To relieve any
number of letter carriers at any time
would seriously derange the service , and
besides being inconvenient to the patrons
of the poatoillce , is liable to make the
carrier system a failure. The govern
ment would cither have to increase the
force of carriers BO as to have enough
competent substitutes , and that would
entail a largo expenditure. It would also
create a needless lot of supernumeraries.
Tau country papers of this state , with
low exceptions , have decided to suspend
publication during Clirifltmaa week aud
on joy their annual rest from mental and
Bctssorio labors. From Ainsworth to
Arrapahoo and from Weeping \Vator to
Wcstorvillo n season of profound peace
will fall upon the country , and spirit * too
long confined will How with youthful zest
around the editorial hearthstone , or the
festive boird of a delinquent subscriber ,
To us the wcok lias a dark and gloomy
aspect. Wo shall miss the double-headed
"dun" to delinquents calling fpr pas )
dues in cash or contributions of cord'
Wood or corn-cobs. The usual apolog )
for lack of news , or the press of jot
work , or ( ho idleness of the "devil , " 01
the unavoidable absence of the chief on
g'mcor of thu shears , will leave n blank it
the closing year which generations of regularity
ularity will not efface. Amid the proi
pectivo gloom , however , a f&iut lighi
glimmers. The dull monotony of Christ
HIM J'Ad ' 6 will diuppmr , and the sola
aorgrinder will qct a job ,
According to the calendar Christm :
comes this year on the 25th of Docomboi
So far back as wo can recollect it novr
came on any other day. That it come
but once a yo.ir has never been dispute
since the birth of Christ. The subjc <
of Chrhtmaa has been pretty well oa
haustod by theologians and editors , wh
are their assistants in making the worl
moro enlightened. It must bo admittc
that to say anything original abon
Christmas is no easy task. Christum
sermons and Christinas editorials hav
become almost as stereotyped in sentiment
mont and style as Fourth of July oration
or essays upon "Turning Over a Noi
Loaf at Now Year's. "
Some dillercnccs of opinion have ox
istcd for several centuries , perhaps fo
eighteen centuries , as to the datn of th
birth of Christ , but there is no dlfFerenc
of opinion AS to the manner of obaoniiij
the anniversary. _ _ _ _ _ _ M _ _
In connection with Christmas there ex
ista n pleasant fiction ; which is a puzzlhif
mystery to the little folks. It is generally
ally believed among the juveniles that i
saint knonn ns Nicholas , alias Snnti
Clans , imadcs the households througl
the chimneys and distributes his present !
while the recipients are slcopinq sound ! )
and sweetly dreaming of the bright to
morrow. Santa Glaus , however , ha !
found that a great mistake has been madt
in the architecture of American chimneys.
They arc altogether too small to admit
the robust Santa Clans , whom wo see in
the picture books. Perhaps , however , he
has the power of reducing his proportions
sufficiently to slide down our narrow-
gauge chimneys. In .Europe , however ,
the chimneys are largo enough to admit
thoStmtaClausof regulation size , together
with his big bundle of gifts. The fact of
it is that the American jcliimnoys or the
traditional Santa Claus ought to bo re
modeled. Wo are in favor of having the
chimneys enlarged , as a loan and lank
Santa Clans would not bo in accordance
irith the traditions that have boon handed
iown to us for ccntuiics.
It is fair to presume that stockings
voro invented about the time that Santa
Jlaus came into popularity. Wo have
lot had the time to examine the ancient
latent records to learn the exact date of
ho invention of stockings. However ,
hey are brought into universal use al
Jhristmas as receptacles for Santa Claus1
The general distribution of toys at
Ihristmas was doubtless a feature in-
ugurated in the intoroat of a ring of toy
lanufacturors at Nuromburg , Germany ,
rhoro toys are made by the million.
Ono of the happiest features of Christ-
las in America was during the di ys of
lavory in the south. It was a "day of
ubileo" from Christinas to Now Year's
mong the nogroos. During the week
ho slaves were given the utmost froo-
om. and everywhere the negro felt him-
elf at liberty to ask everybody ho met
> r Christinas gifts ; and ho traveled
round among friends and relatives , vis-
: ing and "having a good time generally ,
'hero ' is no doubt that the freedman of
lie south will sigh for the good old
Ihristmas of ante-bellum days , but ho islet
lot likely to mouni over the revolution
hat struck the shackles from his limbs
nd relieved him from the lash of the
In our day the Christmas season brings
bout as solid joy to the merchant as it
oes to the recipients of the gifts pur-
hased from him. It is the general
ooscning of purse-strings and a whole-
ouled , opon-handcd charity that make
Jhristmas a season of grateful joy , as
nuch so as do the chimes of church bolls
nd the chantin of rhoirn.
SKCIIKTAIIY OnA.vm.Kit , in responding
the toast "Tho and "
o , Army Navy ,
oolc occasion to praise the steamers of
ho American Steamship company as bo
ng the only line of foreign steamers fly-
ng the American flag. The gallant old
oadog , however , was struck amidships
ust at this point by Mr. Sliortridgo ,
lircctor of the American Steamship com-
mny , who interrupted him aud said that
lis company was negotiating for the sale
if its ships , as they could not bo made to
lay under the American Hag , but could
) o under that of Great Britain. Mr ,
ihortridcco rather took the wind out of
: ho secretary's sails , and wo arc told that
Mr. Shortridgo's statement was not ro-
: civod with applause.
TIIK make-up of the ways and means
; ommittoo , of which Morrison in the
ihairraan , cannot fail to force tariff re
form as an issue bnforo the present con-
jress. Six of the BOVOII democratic
members are pronounced in favor of
material reductions of the present tariff ,
und Mr. Hewitt , of Now York , favors a
moderate reduction on certain lines of
dutiable goods. The minority , consist
ing of live republicans , namely , Kelly ,
of Pennsylvania ; Kasaon , of Iowa ; Mo-
Kinloy , of Ohio ; Hiscock , of New
York , aud Rusaoll , of Massachusetts ,
arc pronounced protectionists. Messrs.
MeKinloy , Rimsell and Hidcook arc in
full sympathy with Judge Kelly on all
questions relating to the protective tariff -
iff , und will follow lib leadership in opposing -
posing the efforts which Mr. Morrison
and his associates on the democratic
committee will undoubtedly make to re
duce the existing rate of duty. KassMi
claims to bo a protectionist , but would
favor further reductions of duty on c
number of commodities included in the
dutiable list. With the committee -
too composed of elements go
radically at variance , it is safe to prp
diet that the conflict will bo fierce aut
furious from the very outset , The evident
dent purpose of the speaker in choosiuj
pronounced protectionists from nmonj
the republicans in forming this committee
mitteo is to commit the republl
can part from the very tai
against tariff reform. . ' If the re put
licano are stupid enough to fall into th'
trap , and adopt Judge Kelly's infloxibl
high tariff as n party measure they wil
give the democrats the inside track in th
coming prcsdontial ! raco.Whilo _ it is tru
that a great majority of the republic
party favor protection became that policy
lion been pursued by that party for mon
than twenty years , a very rcapcctabli
portion of the party arc outspoken it
favor of tariff reform , thorough tarif
revision and reduction of import duties
This class of republicans are liable t <
stay at homo or vote with the democrats
if the issue between tariff reform ant
high protection is forced.
While many of the old hacks ant
bourbons , who were educated in the pro
tcctionist school of politics from the
crndlo up , seek to array the ropublicar
tiarty against tariff reform there is a silent
revolution going on among the republican
masses. This sentiment is not confined
to the prairie states of the west , but ie
rapidly spreading among all classes of
people in the manufacturing districts ol
Ohio and Pennsylvania. Ex-Congress
man John B. llice , who represented
Governor Foster's district in the
last congress , has recently given
utterance to the views that are
taking rpot in northern Ohio in favor of
a reduction of taxes by a revision of the
tariff , according to Mr. Rico. The fol
lowing extracts from a letter to the Now
York JFcrald show what Mr. llico thinks
of the situation. To the question asked
by the correspondent , whether the de
mand will bo general in 188-1 for a
change in the tariff , Mr. llico said :
' 1 have no doubt of it. The people
have no other issue , whatever the poli
ticians may bo fixing up for agitation.
It is bound to eomo to the front next
vcar and bo agitated as it was in the
\Vhuj timcs. Then protection was ag
gressive. Now it is defensive , and with
the demand for the reform of the tariff
it will have hard work to hold its high
points. Republicans must recognize not
> nly the demand but the necessity for a
: oform of the tariff. The republicans
mvo heretofore courted this issue , but it
s no longer safe for any party. It should
jo adjusted so as to preclude tinkering
n the interest of parts of the country
igainst the whole. "
"What would you suggest as the way
; o got at this reform ! "
"What ia nocessarv first is sincerity ,
ind then to got the tariff adjusted on a
ow and eqmtablo basis. I found no
irinciplcs of justice in congress entering
nto the acts on this important matter ,
business mon could adjust it , but the
awyors and politicians in congress vote
o suit their solfrsh advancement with
heir constituents without concern for
nero than their own district or their in-
orest in the vote of that district.
iVith a tariff patched up > for the
nany localities everything is too high ,
md the tariff is a burden to the thou-
ancls and a benefit to only a few. Take
uch a high-minded man as Senator
Jnyard ; ho would reduce the tariff on
ithor things , but it must bo kept up on
Hatches and powder manufactured in
Delaware. No loss ntatesmani than
landolph Tucker insisted on reduction
onorally , but high protection for sumao
athored by the negroes in the wilds of
iis district , n constituency that does
ittlo else than hunt and voto. The
ime is certainly ripe for doing some-
hing. I hardly think party line < willet
ot bo drawn on it. The republicans
annot ask the people to pay moro for
heir cotton goods , woolens and grocor-
38 than they are worth- , and they are not
eady to trust the democrats withany -
hing IOBH specific : than a plain open
lodge. The tariff should bo taken olf-of
uch a commodity as sugar at onco. It is
jading to fraud. People are buying
lucoao for sugar and paying for it the
irico of sugar. The cost is one-third
hat of cane sugar. All candies are made
if it , and it is the common article solder
or sugar. It kills bees and miiy inure -
uro man. The stronghold of ropub-
icans in Ohio is the western reserve ,
nd hero the farmers and others are agi-
atod on it. Their crops are failures this
roar. The hard times from the poor crops
rill bo felt till after next November ,
'hoy are concerned at finding prices
ligh when they have nothing to soil , and
' . think this is the situation throughout
he untiro west. I heard them apeak of
t as an outrage that they should bo so
laid up und the government collecting
com $50,000,000 to 8100,000,000 per
'car moro than it needs by moans of the
xtra price added to nearly everything
u the market , and especially to ttio nee-
sauries of life. "
P. LOWE , who
lied at Washington Saturday waa one of
ho Iowa pionoors'who rose to eminence
> y hia sterling qualities ns a citizen and
mblio man. lie was born in Mont-
joinery , 0. , about 1805 , and spout his
sarly life in Ohio. Ho removed to Mus-
: atino , Ii. , in 1830 , and engaged in the
> nxctico of the law. In 18-1U he rome > ode
: o Ivookuk , and in 1853 was elected judge
> f the first Iowa judicial circuit , In
1857 , while serving his second term as
judge , ho was elected governor of Iowa
by the republicans by u large majority ,
lie remained governor until 18GO , when
uo waa elected to the supreme bench of
the state , whoioho served until 1800 , do-
dining n ronominatiou on account of
mining interests in Nevada. He after
wards resumed Uio practice of the law ,
and removed to the national capital
where ho 1ms resided over since 1875.
Acconwxo to Mr. Huntington , who is
the boss lobbyist of the Control Pacific ,
Spencer , of Alabama , waa switched by
Tom Scott , but Huntington thought ho
could bo switched back by a sufliciont
quantity of lubricator.
TIIK agony ia over. Carlisle has ap
pointed his committees , and the corres
pondents who have Leon doing guesswork -
work for iho past two wcoka have ad-
jourtiod together with congress until
nftur the holidaye.
SKVKIUL inoiubcn of the Now York
legislature , who have boon tendered
pusses by the railroads , have returned
these couipliiuontary bribes aud pub
lished the "tender" with the scornful ro-
fusal. The Now York J'orfsVgsrcslii thn
the legislature should require the publi
cation of the pass list orery year afto
adjournment. A compariaon of vote
with the free rides would probably thror
a flood of Kght on the uintcr's work. I
strikei us that a comparison of the legislative
lativo record with the dead-heat ! list i
year after the legislature has ndjonrncc
would bo still moro suggestive. Hem ft ;
Nebraska many of the "honest" mombtn
make no use of their passes until uftci
the legislature has closed its session.
THKIU : are thoao who still look forward
to the candidacy of General Grant nt
.among tbo probabilities of the coming
presidential campaign. Colonel AlcClurr ,
of the Philadelphia Tiiuct , stakes hia
reputation as a political weather prophet
by the following assertion :
It is Grant's ambition to bo recalled to
the presidency. Ho has defeat to atone ,
and I shall bo greatly surprised if lie does
not become the foremost republican can-
diJato for 1884 within the next three
months. Ho could not have made him
self a formidable aspirant , but southern
sectional folly can do for Grant in n day
moro than all his friends could hope to
uchiovo in a lifetime. The one obstacle
to Grant entering the racoia the proba
ble persistence of Arthur as a candidate
in the present reasonable certainly of an
election ; but with Arthur ont of the way
Grant would bo the foremost candidate
before another moon shall hare waxed
and waned.
Wr. can understand now vrhy Mr.
Kasson wants to rutiro. The revelations
of the California credit mobilior ring
leave him without an explanation ,
Mr. A. B. Nowkirk , er. , of Falls City , wa
tilled by ft runaway toani , last Tuesday.
The confectionery ttoro of Balduff & Vfnr.r ]
) f Fremont , was burned last week , nt n loss of
52,000. ,
The Seward lloportcr congratulates Omaha
m the early establishment of a stock market
The now Masonic tcmplo nt Hod Clbud
, vill bo dedicated next Thursday with a ball
md bfnquot.
The 13. & M , shops at Plattsmouth are run
w their full capacity , repairing and building
oiling stock.
W. P. Critchfield , of Weeping Wnter , the
ither day , pulled his gun ona dog mid'ehot
limsolf in the hand
Alma Is proud of her now opera houao and
ho citi/ons are reveling In ainusomonts , much
othoonvyof JEed Cloud.
Crete has had nil classes of dudes this sea-
on. The latest importation is a , long-legged )
vhite-llercd cucumber of n follow.
Mr. O. StuLbs , of JJradshaw , swooped down
n Creston , I.u : the ether day , and carried off
Jiia Mary J. Wallace as his bride.
Crab Orchard , Johnson county , is to have
n opera house , tha dimensions of'which will
ie 48x80 foot , t\vo stories and basement.
The two-year-old child of Peter Johnson , of
Hair , acci-'entally ' fell into a bucket of hot
rater , on wash day , and was scalded to ( loath.
The property of the Genoa brass hand was
uld at public auction to the highest bidder
) ecombor 18 , In front of the court house.
: hls was n hard blow for the band ,
There were 1,250 earlcail ? of grain ami- -
took sliipped from Fainnount for the year
ndimr December 1st , and 702 cars of'jner-
liandise received in the same time.
Tha now town of Western has already bonn -
nn a boom toward becoming one of the best
jwna In Saline county. Lumber yardsele -
atorsj stores and any number of now iiro-
> ets are on foot.
The vigilantes of Brown county have hung
p.Uioropo , and reduced their members-to a
oaco footing. The last quartette of alleged ,
erse thlovoa will be tried by court , and now
wait the action of the grand jury.
General Livingston , of Plattsmouth , lav-
wnko the ether nteht for n burglar * The
ialtor arrived on standard time , but the
oneral. being-a poor shot , allowed him to To
re without taking his compliments.
"Our Eye" is the staring title ofa now
aper started at O'Connor , Greeley county ,
V J. Cam Lewis. With an Kyo single to
lie prosperity of the people and county , it
romieoa to become n permanent institution.
The now M. K. church at Falls City was
edicfttcd by Bishop Bowman , of St. Louis ,
ust Sunday. The bishop made the congrega-
, un hustle around for 81,600 to cancel the
obt on the building before the serv ices wore
The Christmas number of The North Bond
'Jail is printed on tinted paper of a shade ro-
imbling-n gas lamp in a fog. As n , lively
owspapnr. artistically made up and well
rlnt'ul , The Flail is the journalistic Sullivan
E the state.
A runaway couple from Loug Pine came
own to O > Nell the latter part of last week ,
lit were captured by the nheriT ! arid taken
ack to their parents , The girl , it is said ,
as only fifteen years old , and the parents
Id notaeom inclined to give their consent.
Notwithstanding the respite of Ptkllii , work
pou the encloiiiro for the gallows in 1'liitta-
louth htill goes on , The gallpws will bo
reeled at the north end of the jail , and1 an
icloeuro built around it. Tho.Kound of ! the
numier makes doleful music foe the inmates-
: the Jail.
Josh Blllings's bushy head still looma-up on
10 lecture platform.
The Duke of Albany has composed a waltz.
lo i < umply able to pay the fiddler.
Mme Sombrich"speaks | ] { mrliith < | ulto well ,
Itliough she has studied it ouly four months.
Commodore Baldwin received a snuifrbox.
rom the car , 'ami "ltt < .holiou"'IJobim m is
The Karl of Cork Is in Wmhlngton. That
i the place where the early corlc it always
M\ght on the ily.
Sarn Bornhardt can aeo no sense in. the ex-
lamatlon : "Oh , that mine ensmy might
relto a book ! "
The Chinese giant , Chung Yu Slug , slea. .
n two.beds at once , and ov en then liU bare
oot protnulo mid loom up In the murky
loom of night like hideous five-horned mon-
tern. s
tern..MrJ , Pond , slU r of Sam Patch , liaa juvt
lied , oged il. ) Sam won hia little patch of
amo in a pond nl the foot of the Ueneeao
Llwle.l'omU nnd Laura Watson , of New
fork , agreed to co the tftwets and fmiuh
ivery t > lug hat they saw. After they had
laved In four or fn o the jxtlico ttwk them in
Ttisaald that James Gordon llennott ia
Towlro prematurely old. Ho should take a
leak In hU own olBoo , w hon ho would prob-
ibly grow u active andyouthful M "old Joe
Ulllott. "
Frank James , tha JILssoiul bandit , in at
arge again , out on boll , frea to forfeit hia
mndi. rob another train , become rich , relin-
mme hU bondiuieu , and run for governor ol
Sllsaouri on the popular ticket.
It U said that KJ Mabdt has one shoit arm ,
md the other U so long that U reached below
ila knee. You can never make Hicks 1'uha
jello\o that L'l Mahdi readied for I licks with
Aat short ann. He knovvs butter. { l'eck'
} uu.
Stephen W.Dorsey U utill defying the
lightning in Now Mexico , If the lightning
knew Mr. Dortey as well an wo do , it would
let him severely alone. Howev er , Mr. Dotnoy
U probably sale enough in hia exhibition of
audacity , M it never ralnc In New Mexico.
M ! s Lillian Sponc r , the actress , wants to
bo divorced , In December , It&O , vha wanted
amanxper and she got ono , She luairiod
Mr. Clay burg. He has maaa jd BO w ell for
her , accorillnc to her story , that though she
has been enabled to earn ai much as forty
ihoumud Jolhrs u year ha la * nothlug to
show for her lubnflttt nenotM prostration ,
bnbv and A petition & > r divorce.
When ( Jorham'a defeat MM announced It
* ald of Frank Hatton that ho tltrunk tw
Inches , anil , slipping n imporeight Into h
pocket , ho dntcnccl wilflly nt Ills chair , s h
fancleil ho hmrd the loud , ungodly mirth <
Kdltor Smith , * IIB danced fiendish breal
down In distant Philadelphia.
Mi s 7JIancho Willis Howard , iho writer tone
ono of the best novels of the dny , In describe
In a letter from Home , ns "nmignlficen
blonde of generous f > rp ] > ortoni ! , with chnnr
ing oyei , of a ha/el eait mich women oc , on
of her admirers recently remarked , men wor
once wont to ficlit foi nt the Hit' ' ! . "
1'reilerlck Godfrey ttolo n iihtrt. Who
taken to a station houas in Jfew YorJr ther
was fonnd on him n ( trout ; nppoal wriCSeu t
Irving , the actor. Godfrey nid Ills fntfCT. ni
Xugliih Inti'keepcr , had * hvny li < pUyc < JJrv
ing's plnvbllls. A the stolen shirt wn nn
Innndrlcii It was ovldontlj"\V fh. Irving t5s
ho wanted. F. G. now eirtis hU song iif i
shirt In jail ,
Oil. "BoV Ingerpoll line- removed fron
the luiii o in Lnf.ivetto s < | Uaror Washington
where ho has resided for SCPIO years , to tin
house 1317 K street , nott to Senator Slier
man's , which ho has purchased. Hero ho resides
sides , with hia wife aud their ttm daughters
Mian Kva ant ) Miss Maud , neither ono < >
whom has seen IS summers. K' h llborti
hull each one of the quartette eabhifr , sleep
Ing , reading , tvorkiug , or walking when dcslr
ablo. Tha colonel boasts that hiscblldroi
never did n wrong ; never kept a score * fron
their paronta , and htro never been roimod i
Prince Bismarck' * favorite breakfast'ifith li
bacon and pgBS , 10 HITS his late cools Hi
dUlilto white or fresh-b.ikcd broad of nnv
kind , and takes hard brown toast and blhcH
toffco for breakfast , after having had a "hlv"
of brandy and seltzer when ha first gets up. .
Hols very fond ot coffee , anil will take funi
or five cups when ho hai been Working lnt <
the night before , whllb nt midnight ho invari
nbly drinks a cup of tea. The ex-cook d&
claros that the chanccllnr b n most unaffected
and pleasant man In general , but when ho if
in n rage ov orybody koepw out of his way ,
from the servants to hlu- wife , while when
anything goes wrong in the reichstag "hi
utorms about the honso liken fury. "
liltcrnry Notes.
"A Checkered Life , " bv CoK John A. .Toyce ,
has just been published by S. P. Hounds ,
Jr. , of Chicago.
The volume is bound in old gold cloth ,
ovorthroo hundred pages , and is illus
trated with chapter cuts , autograph let
ters of rare significance , and a line cut
} f the author as a frontispioco.
The book treats of childhood and
school days , experience as * a lunatic , and
the philosophy of jnsanityand its treat
ment by attendants and doctors ; early
ivar days in Kentucky during the late
rebellion , and a detailed history of the
J4ih Kentucky in all its marches , sieges ,
jattUs , defeats and triumph study of
aw in the ollico of Senator Allison at
Dubuque , Iowa ; the pathetic history of
i friend's suicide ; the first strides of a
oung politician and candidate for the
iown legislature ; rural school teaching
md its peculiarities ; experience as a
iVashin ton clerk ; enthusiastic doscrip-
ion of the capitol ; political manipulation
.nd ofiicial action as a revenue agent un-
lor the administration of' ' President
Jranfc ; tales and travel in strange- cities ,
, nd'an account of San Francisco , Yoso
into valley , and the Pacific coast ; , whisky
roubles in St. Louis and the woa.t ; im-
irisonmcat and its philosophy , snowing
, ow the so-called good people exf the
rorld ought 'to manage the so-called
ad ; pardon matters and the abuse of
lie prerogative ; literary mosaics ; , pen
ictures of famous men throughout the
fnitod States ; orations on various sub
sets , and the defiant speech mado. before
UnitediStates judge. At tho-oonclu-
ion ofr the narrative a few short-poems
ro given fpr lovers of the ideal. There
fao-similo letters , piv6ting on certain
lines , from Chauney I. Filley , A 7jusi-
ess politician , Gen. F. E. Spinner , late
reaauror of the United States , Gen. W.
' . .Sherman. ox-President Hayes ; and an
Id letter from Gen. O. E. . Bibcock ,
> uching. the celebrated "SylpW dia-
atch which Bristow liad the
, upon > gen-
rol indicted. The reading publie will
o amuaedi , astonished and instructed by
carefullpomsal of the volume , attd < gain
isdomi for- future private andi public
"The- City of Success , " anil other
oems , by Henry Abbey , published by
> . ' Appleton _ & Co. , New Yiirki , price
1.25j isan attractive volume. Thia
slluction af Mr. Abbey's poeixm will
jpay a caoeful reading. Ho.is < vn A n r-
: au author , and one who is destined to
xko a high place in the literacy world ,
lis-yoreo is smooth and full ofspoetic
jntimontr. charmingly expres-sod. Ho
ings of1 noble deeds and chivalrous-u n ,
cts of daring and bravery , ai&d o uion
ho have inspired the world. His- chief
bjoot aooms to bo to sot forth tkapraises
f'manliaees and nobility of charaoto ? in
weot and musical language. Ills poems
ivaiiably convey some useful loason ,
lundcd for the most parton historic
icidonto. llofinod taste and. genuine
ympathy with all that is beautiful and
wblo charactori/.o Mr. Abboy'stproduc-
ThoCiitholio Family Annual of 1884 ,
> r aalo by Mr a. MucDonagh , contains a
ast amount of useful and interesting
ifortnation , togot or with n grt-ftt deal
f miscellaneous reading matter of an
ntertuining character.
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