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0KE ? OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 20 , ISSG.-TWELYE PACES.
THE AUTOMATIC COUPLER , Selections of Railroad Literature from Various Sources. WAILS FROM NURSERY JUNCTION rccnllnrltlcH of Pcoplo "Who Travel A IMcturo of "Tom , the llnllrond OnL" An Astonished Conduct or The Oldest Hullroadcr. Jllficry ilitncttnn. Kdimul K. KMilcr. Oli , wasted hours "put In" at railroad sta tions. with diirly rnllronil "linnils , " Reading those nwlul "tliuo card" combina tions Which no one understands ! The dirty room , the scats barred oIT with Iron. \ \ ork of a lioiullsli inlnil. JIaklui ; the bench Impossible to lie on , 1C one \ > ro .so Inclined 1 The roaring nic , whcn'er It Isn't needcd- 'Ihc cniity | stoic , so purposely no doubt , Wlion winter , like a demon , all unheeded , Hoais viciously without I The vllhiKO "jayo , " wlio nM t before the fire , . .lea atoiloB , sMr mid jull ; iGgodtl If you would irr.int niooiio desire , Bund mo a "chestnut belli" The ( inccr ii'frcsliincnl stand.the aged candy , 1 Mu pies that bloomed 1SVI , The coffee ( I ) urnwl to servo at will , qultn Iiandy , As either that or teal The frowzy maiden of uncertain summers , Who "ninn" those dainty joy.i , And loves to flirt with all the lively "drum- mere , " Or "hkyliuk" with the boj si Ah mol this lack of healthful occupation Is it-ally very dcadunln * lo the brain. Jlaikl there's n wulcomu tintlnabulatlon I At last , it Is the train 1 Uic Itnll. Rochester Democrat : In no plnco arc the idiosyncrasies of dilVuront pcoplo so clearly brought out anil dclincd as upon the railway. To one accustomed to trav eling it is really amusing to sit and watch the people : is they crowd into the cars when the train halts at si railway fetation. All in hurry and ovoryrono wants to got a trooil sent. Tito woman with a big band box and several parcels will go through the car looking for a seat. She will pass a do/.en vacant ones and then retrace her stoS | , muttering because those she has passed are now lilled , and is finally forced to bo content to crowd in with some one else. else.Tho The old traveler , to whom traveling is part of existence. will take the first va cant seat ho finds on the shady side and near the center of the car. Experience , that infallible teacher , 1ms taught him Unit in a railway car ono rides more easily and with less jar and noise when seated in the center of the car than when seated in the end over the trucks and near the door , and , besides , ho is aware that tlio chances for safety are better in cnso of an accident. Ho always puts his "grip" on the beat nearest the window , unfolds his paper , and settles down for comfort , oblivious to all around him until he is sure that every ono in the car lias secured a seat and loft him the solo occu pant of his little domain. A yoimy lady enters in a modest , re served manner. She takes a cautionary survey of her surroundings , especially of the occupants of the car. She sees a va cant beat , and slips lightly and noiselessly down the aisle and gets next to the win dow , which bho opens. A pretty hand kerchief with a neat , tasty border and fragrant with spring llowors and a well- thumbed novel are in her lap. The foriupiupeossiiryidjiinctof ; femininity is kojt ) handy for any case of emergency , whio | ,6\cr | the other she watches every moVvmont of her fellow-travelers through her half-closed eyelashes. The dude always struts about the plat form until the train is ready to move out , and then displays his nimblcncss by jumping on while the cars are in motion. lie always stands on the car platform to enjoy a few parting w'nills from a vilo- smelling cigarette , after which ho hastily arranges his carefully made toilet anil starts through the car. Ho sees the young lady and has eyes for nothing else. As ho neap ; the seat ho tins his hat , and with a smile says , "Aw , miss , I am very sorry to trouble you , aw , but is this seat engaged ? " and , without further cere mony or waiting for an answer , ho sits down , while the young lady blushes anil becomes more deeply interested in her book. The young granger from his rural homo among the groan Holds , with his bronzed face , big hands , and ready-made black diagonal suit , -will walk through the car and back with an I'vo-been-thcro- before air. Ho forces the drummer to "move along" and drops into the seat with the determination to kc6p it. Ho looks all about him , ga/.lng in a curious way at first ono and another , moves about in a fidgety milliner , and crosses one log over the other , never forgetting to make a foot-mat ot his unfortunate scatmato's light pantaloons. Every time the door opens ho looks around to see if Jt's the conductor , and whenever the locomotive whistles ho stretches his neck out of the window , to the utter discom fort of the "knight of the grip.1 ! to see "what's the matter. " Ho wouldn't bo a farmer if ho didn't. Troublesome , indeed , is the fidgety and fussy old maid , not only to the passen gers but to the train men. "Does this train stop at MossbaokV" "When do wo got there ? " "Will 1 have to change cars ? . " and many other like questions she propounds to tlio conductor , never for getting to repeat them every time hogoes through the car. She forces some Jono woman to share the scat with her , and about llftoen minutes later the lone woman sees what a blessing loneliness Is. When the brakeman opens the door and "M-s-b-k " sho. does Boroams - - - , of course , not understand it , and it is not until the train is ready to start that the idea that she Is homo dawns upon her , when she rushes out and into the arms of "Undo Josh , " who has comedown to the "keors" to moot her. The porcine monstrosity who always wants a double seat to himself ; theatrical people , who can talk nothing but "shop , " and tlio eternal gambler , whose mission on earth is clothed in obscurity , arc al ways OH board to display their peculiari ties to tlio already suffering traveler. Tom , the Itnilrnnd Cnt. "Tom , " the Lowell railroad cat , has n clinch upon the ollloials , stronger than the latter can over hope to have on the territory of any of its rivals , writes a Woburn. Mass. , correspondent of tlio Boston Globe. Tom Is a model of sobrictj and good humor , and challenges the ad miration of everybody connected with the corporation. It is hard to believe that Tom was once a petted kitten , but such ho was , for ho saw tlio light of day first In a pretty suburb of this cltv , but having several brothers and sisters , too many , in fact , for any ono household , Tom , not then known by that appella tion , was selected as ilio ono to go. Ono morning in spring , when the buds rolled forth to moot tlio sunshine , the propiiotorof the house placed Tom in a bag , collected the mouth of the bag in one hand , and started for Ms place of business in the metropolis. His object in taking Kitty along was to drop him some where. He cared little what became of the waif , as long as ho was not under his feet at homo. Jumping from the crowded car , tightly clasping tlio bag which con tained his charge , ho tripped along gaily , thinking only whore ho could Icavo the hittim ami not bo seen , when all at on > 'q ho slipped ou the tile lloor in the bcauti- RCY I I X % I YJfi With a small payment down , and 'the ' balance on tlie easiest possible terms. It is what has long been known as the "Sheeley Farm , " and almost joins Walnut Hill. It has all the advantages , such as churches , schools , Belt Line , etc , , enjoyed by that and other additions in North Omaha. There is not a poor lot in Grammercy Park and no other property in the city can compare with it , either for beauty of location , prices or terms. Every lot slopss gradually ; no grading being required to make any lot as fine a home as could be desired. A charter has been granted for the extension of the k B / n * i1' Work on which will be begun in the next 60 days. You are sure to double your money in the next six months by purchasing lots in Grammercy park now , while they are cheap , All These Beautiful Lots For Sale By All These Beautiful Lots For Sale By All These Beautiful Lots For Sale By H-a ) s glss its. 7D Ha9 lfe ( 5i I TJIP ful hcaa-houso of the station , and would have struck the ground had not a corpu lent merchant , who was behind , caught him and saved a fall. 15 ut in the act of falling ho lost his grip on tlio bag , the kitten walked out and crawled under a bench. The owner did not care to follow the kitten , hut picked up the bag and wenthis way.This iwent occurred m the spring ot 1888. Fclis saw that ho had fallen in a soft spot , for he was made much of by the employes , and soon crow to command the respect of the whole corporation. Tom lacks that beauty so necessary jn cats and which makes them beloved in ordinary households. In common with many other employes , ho has mot with mishaps. There was a time when Tom preferred the cqlit and noisy train-house to the tasty waiting-rooms , and ono day , a cold ono for Tom , a car-wheel tiot the best of his tail. The train hands tied up the .sf.iinj ) , but this did not teach Tommy a lesson , for not many weeks after ho lost a portion of ono foot , and again ho had one of his legs broken. This last was the toughest of all for Tom , but the surgeons , mostly brakomon. cared for him , and ho was kept In the hospital several weeks , with a clotlics-piu bound around the broken limb. Ho finally got out again among the boys , and the disasters which had be fallen Tom caused the boys to love him the bettor , for ho had been baptised in the service. To-day Tom has all the ele ments of gooil health. After these troubles Tom made the waiting-rooms his homo , although making trips out of doors and to all parts of the great build ing. Tom is independent and has no idea of getting put of the way of travel ers , and will quietly nibble on a crumb or peanut vhilo things are passing around him. iiis tail is curtailed and his hair resembles somewhat the quills of Uio porcupine. In color ho is a mixture between an old army blanket and a rusty nail , and ho is a torriblu temptation to kick , but a kicK would have a worse clleet on the railroad management than passing a dividend or missing the weekly pay. An Astonished Conductor. A train on one of the railroads , the ter minus of which is Hoston. bad got under a very great rate of speed , when the con ductor entered ono of the cars , and on being accosted by n gentleman ho imme diately pulled the bull-rope , and the train came to a standstill. This somewhat un usual proceeding attracted the attention of the reporter , and as soon as an oppor tunity permitted , the conductor was ques tioned in regard to the subject. Ho said ; "I stopped the train to accommodate a passenger who desired to get oil'at the last station. The name of the station was called loud enough , but he said ho was busily engaged in conversing with a passenger , that ho did not notice tlio station or hear the name called. 'I'm to blame ; it was my fault , ' ho said , 'and I'm sure 1 should bo made to learn a lesson by being carried to tl\o \ next station. ' I told him 1 would stop the train , for. ho was the lirst passenger who was taken beyond his station who did not blame the con ductor or brakeman , I'm willing to ac commodate a gentleman any time , but I will not stop a train for a passenger who abuses mo. A conductor has some feel ing , and knows when ho Is well treated , 1 was brought up to bo polite , and I've always found that It pays. If passengers , who are themselves often in error , would bo honest enough to acknowledge it. they would find that railroad men would ap preciate their disappointments and en deavor to help them , Instead of taking no notice of them. " The Oldest Railroad Mr.n. George L. Perkins of Norwich , Conn. , is undoubtedly the oldest man in active fcorvico in the country , lie began his I'Dtli ' year in August , and is the active financial head of the Norwich & Worces ter railroad , working as regularly now as ho did twenty-live years ago , . A discolored condition of the stomach , or malaria in thu sy&tem , will produce sick headache , you can agreeably remove this trouble by taking Dr. J. 11. McLean's Liver and Kidney Pillets. 23 cents per vial. A FIRE FIGHTING BISHOP , How Ee Gained the Confidence and Support of Montana Miners. BISHOP TUTTUE'S EARLY WORK. An Incident of Early Times In Helena "Ihc HlffRCHt and Iest liishop and the Whitest Man in the Gulch. " Now Orleans Cor. St. Louis Globe- Democrat : lit. Rev. Dr. Tuttle , bshop of the Protestant Episcopal church for the diocese of Missouri , is not unknown to UIOMJ who had the good fortune to enjoy the bishop's ministrations in the golden days of Montana. About a score of years ago , before the railroads had crossed the Kocky mountains , Bishop Tuttle was sent as a missionary to tlio northwestern ter ritories. Ho might have been appro priately styled Episcobus in partibus in- fidolium , for the rough miners and moun taineers who inhabited tlio country" cared little for the men or affairs of the church. The conventionalities of lifo , the mcro husks of fcocial forms had been pretty well discarded , and the pcoplo in the mining camps had como down to plain business. The average preacher in the eyes of the average miner was a man whoso business was to pass around the h.it or the contribution box , if there had boon ono in the country , and who made his sermons the pretext. Doubtless such an opinion did injustice to earnest men who wore laboring among the apparently barren wastes of that portion of the Master's vineyard , but the thirst k > r gold and the rugged realties of daily lifo loft little inclination or opportunity for listen- inji to sermons. The good bishop might well have been appalled at the first view of his diocese. It was an empire in extent , but it barely allbrdcd him a single congregation. Af terward , when no had planted the church in a few of the chief centers of popula tion , ho had congregations a thousand miles apart , requiring weeks of painful and dangerous travel to reach them , for the hostile savages hold sway on the plains , while bandits , more daring than the savages and no less bloodthirsty , in fested every mountain pass through which the lines of travel leu. Hut never was a man butter fitted by natuio and by grace for his high mission. Of heroic stature , in every physical sense a man among men , ho hud a heart for every fate and a courage ami resolution equal to any demand , Ills hand , htrong as a giant s , was soft and white as a woman's , and moro than once ho has made same insolent and sacrilegious brute fcol its might , but far of tuner it has wrought sweet charity and tenderly nursed the sick and brought comfort to the dying , to rough men in lonely cabins in the wild mountain gorges bereft of woman's caro. He entered into the lives of the pcoplo and made at least their troubles his own. and when the rude mountaineers , as they presently did , came to know this strong , bravo and gentle man , his fame went through the moun tains and ho became the beloved bishop. The city of Helena , if it could bo called a city , with its nibble of houses , hovels , huts and tents crowding a gulch between two high shoulders of a giant peak and climbing up the Etcop slopes to perch on rocky ledges and platforms , was the metropolis of the northern mountains , Ono winter morning , soon after mid night , fire broke out among some shan ties in the upper end of the gulch. The mountains wore white with snow ; a small rivulet which meandered among the rocks was locked inico. while a biting blast blow down from tlio mountains , and , sweeping through the gorge , soon fanned the Tire into a conflagration. Men rushed to the scouo with buckets and blankets. There was no tire brigade and no other apparatus fpr lighting the flames. Everything was confusion , and the nwius of the sale , the roar of the lire and the shoutings of men supplemented thu frantic exuttions of the people to save their property , and in many cases to escape with their lives from the fiery fur nace into which the narrow canyon that hold the fated town liivd been converted. Finally , when many residences , hotels and shops of all sons had bocn swept away and the fire had invaded that quar ter where were situated the largo ware houses in which wore stored tno chief stocks of provisions and necessaries , the bulk , indeed , of the supply for the entire territory , tlio situation seemed desperate enough. The pcoplo realized that hero was the last hope , and hero the last rally for deliverance was to bo made , A thou sand miles of plains and mountains buried deep in snow lay between the people ple of that burning tqwn and any other source whence the necessaries of lifo could bo drawn. In ono moment these people were confronted with the present horrors of conflagration to bo inevitably succeeded by starvation amid the rigors of a northern winter. In a social convulsion pcoplo gravitate to their pronor places. The real leaders unexpectedly find themselves at the head of affairs , while others are content to obey. \ \ lion it had been realized that to save the town was impossible , every en ergy was bent to the work of saving the magazines of provisions , and a few lead ing spirits had organized , a dcienso and had gathered the populace for the last struggle. The plan j of operations was simple enough. It was to cover the precious houses with blankets and keep them wet. A few daring men wcro to maintain themselves on the housetops while the others were to pass up unccas- inirly water in buckets , masses of ice cut fioiu the streams and lingo balls of snow. The men on the roof must bravo fire , smoke and the freezing wind. To falter was defeat ; to retreat was ruin. There was no faltering in that desperate strug gle , and finally the battle was won. Morniiifr hail come , and with it tlio sun , which , as it rose oVer a shoulder of the mountain , gilded the forms of three men who stooil high on , the parapet of the building where the lire had boon slopped. They were the chiefs , self-chosen , to lead in the conflict , but acknowledged and obeyed by the populace , whoinstinctivoly recognized their supremacy. Those three men , with their visages grimed and black with smoke , their hair anil boards singed , their hands torn and bloody , their hats blown away by the wind , and their cloth ing ragged ami awry , and with the lire ot battle in their eyes , and grim and stern lines of resolution on their faces , wcro terrible , almost ferocious , They , looking abroad at tlio smoking ruins , then at the houseless pcoplo below , then they turned and saluted each other , the two at the extremes regarding their companion in the center as if in some sort hu was their superior. It was at this moment that thn rising sun shone upon the trio , gilding and glorifying them , while the multitude below gave u great shout , recognizing , as it wore , their deliverers. " \Vhowcrothcsomon \ ? They were well known in the mountains , if not imme diately recognized in the disfigurement of battle. Tlio ono on the right was "liittur Root Hill , " otherwise Mr.lVilliam Hunk- erly , a noted desperado , who got his cognomen from a daring adventure with the Indians in the Bitter Rout mountains. The man on tlio left was " ( ientlemaii Joe , " a loading gambler. His real name was Joseph 1'loworeo , said to bo from an aristocratic ATirginii | family. Ho was a handsome follow of thL'ty , well educated and so well known for his courteous do- portingnt that the public appreciation had crystallized into a titlo. The llgure In tlio center , taller , moro erect and heroic-looking than the others who had erected him as their 'chief ' , was no less than Bishop Tuttlo. , In the dcspcrato turmoil these tlireu-men had gravitated to each other and had risen to leadership. Tlio good bishop was soon at the height of his popularity , Tho-mountaineers - luul tested Ids manhood and they were ready to love and trust him for the friend and counselor he proved to bo , and the popu lar verdict was solemnly announced by Mr. William Buiikcrly when ho declared : "He's full-jeweled and eighteen kaiats fine ; he's a better guntleman than Joe Floworeo ; he's the , biggest and. best bishop that ever were u , black gown , and he's the whitest man in those mountains. He's a fire-fighter from way back , and whenever ho chooses to go on a brim stone raid among the sinners in this gulch ho can do it , and I'll back him with my pile. Ho is the boss bishop , and yon hear mo howl. " This statement appeared to bo uni versally satisfactory , for among thorough rough men of the mines and mountains no man was ever found to gainsay it. Politics in Holt County. To the Editor of the BIU : : The O'Neill correspondence to the Omaha Re publican , under date of September 20th. says : "W. D. Muthows , ex-editor of the Frontier , and until recently postmaster , was an open candidate for state senator , and expected Ins homo delegation with out much opposition , but ho was defeated by a combination ho least expected. The caucuses and convention were packed with Van Wyckors , and a Van Wyck delegation to the senatorial convention was selected. Mathews made a good fight under the circumstances , and straight republicanism is stronger now than before. While the Yun Wyck crowd think they have captured the plum they are mistaken. The other counties in this senatorial district will nominate an anti- Van Wyck man , and a portion of Holt county's representative delegation will assist in nominating an anil- for repre sentative. Mark this , "tho Van \VyoK scheme will not work up lioro. " If W. D. Mathews was in fact an open candi date for state senator , and we have some reason to think ho was , his candidacy mndo so little impression upon the re publican voters of Holt county that ho did not have a following in the county convention that would do credit to a candidate for the ollico of road overseer. Out of the 101 delegates who came to the county convention fmm tlio various pre cincts there were not 115 Mathews men. It was a fortunate thing for Mr. Mathews that the Van Wyck issue was raised in the county convention , for by that means the Mathews delegates received some 15 or 20 votes which were cast as anti-Van Wyck votes by men who wcro also anti- Muthows. but oven then the vote stood 05 lo i0 ! against him. Nothing but his over- assurance and brazen audacity could have led him for a moment to expect his homo delegation without much oppo sition. The people of Holt county have learned his record too well , both before and since ho came to Holt county to give him support for anything. Tlio fact of his announcing hiinsclt moro than six months ago as a candidate for the ollico of state senator lias boon looKcd upon as ono of the ludicrous circumstances in politics which sometimes occur. A man who cannut carry Ids own precinct nor the comity in which ho lives tor the smallest ollico within the gift of the people ple , aspiring to represent the Twelfth district in the state senate was looked upon as a joke , and the sequel proves that such was the C.IEO. Ho was defeated by no combination , but by the almost un- anymous voice of the ropublioun voters of Holt county and had not the anti-Van Wyck feeling been stronger with a few republicans than was the antl-Mathows feeling , ho would have had hardly a fol lower in the convention , Neither the caucuses nor the convention were quickly packed with Van Wyckers as stated by haid correspondent , but the Van Wyck question was openly and fairly discussed and canvassed throughout the county , and each product mot the caucus and wherever the Van Wyck issue was raised with but one or two exceptions a solid Van Wyck delegation was sent to the county convention. It is safe to say that there is not a stronger Van Wyck county in the state than Holt. That Muthows was downed and a Van Wyck delegation to the senatorial convention was selected is true ; and wo must give said correspondent credit for making one truthful statement in his article to the Republican. Wo cannot speak for the other counties in this senatorial district , but from what wo are able to judga from thn somewhat conflicting reports in cir culation , Van Wyck has can led nearly every county in the district , solid , aid ) will have more or less strength from every county. This man Mathcws has never been a favorite among the repub licans of this section. It was E. K. Val entino who pushed him to the front by making him postmaster at O'Neill , whereby Valentino lost the support of Holt county forever after. But his acts during the past two years have made him more unpopular than over. Ho combined with certain ring-Jcador of the democratic party last fall , and helped to elect a democrat for county clerk who. whatever else may bo charged against him , cannot bo accused of being a toto- lelar. whereby one of the best men on the republican ticket was defeated for the most important office of the county. In addition to this little scheme , for the pur pose of holding the postollico during a democratic administration , &aid Mathews has boon writing for more than a year past from ono to"two columns of editorial matter in the O'Neill Tribune , a demo cratic paper , a great deal of which has been devoted to tallying Cleveland and the postmaster general. No one but W. D. Mathews would expect , after such treachery to the re publican party to bo able to carry his county as a republican for HO important an ollico as itatq senator with in a month after the termination of the facts before alluded to , but this man Mathews is capable of anything. He was a democrat in Wisconsin before ho came to Holt county , an independent during the first publication of the Fron tier in Holt county , a straight republi can while ho had the O'Neill postollico in his eye , prior to Cleveland's election and a mugwump forever after until ho look it into His head that he would like to go to Lincoln and sec how ( hey run things in the legislature , llo must nave a moan opinion of the intollitronco of the pcojilo in this section of the state. C. The Antarctic Ocean. Popular Science Monthly : The Ant arctic ocean occupies a position around the south pole similar to that of the Arc tic ocean at the opposite end of the earth. It Tills all the space to the south of the Antarctic circle. It differs vastly , how ever , from its northern homolopuo , for , instead of having land at its outer cir cumference , it has water , While the North American , the European and the Asiatic coasts encircle the northern ocean , the Pacific , the Atlantic and the Indian ocean mingle their waters with those of the frozen zone at the south. As it differs in physical conditions , so also it differs in having received much loss at tention from the world at largo. While the aim of innumerable expeditions for the past 400 years has boon to find a northwest passage to Asia , to plant a flag at 1)0 ) ° , or to rcscuo some unfortunate commander and his crew from a horrible fate , and while thousands of dollars has been expended , and hundreds of lives have been lost , there is a strange con trast offered when wo turn to the far south. The expeditions which have been sent out by the great nations of the world to explore the vaht watery expanse about the southern polo are KO low as to bo counted on the fingers of one hand , and all the ships which have loft records of any extensiveexplorations ] beyond the Antarctic Circle might bo counted on the fingers of two hands. And yet "within the periphery of the Antarctic C'irolo , " says Lieutenant Maury , "is included nn area equal In extent - tent to one-sixth of the entire land stir- fuco of our planet. Most of this lmincii.se area is as unknown to inhabitants of the earth as the interior of ono of Jupiter's satellites , * * * For the last 200 years the Arctic Ocean has been n theater of exploration , but as for the Antartio no expedition him attempted to make any persistent exploration , or oven to winter thero. " It is noteworthy , too , that in the voyages which have been made not a ship nor a life has been lost south of the cjrclo. "It does not appear , " says ono writer , "that Antarctic voyages would bo attended with any excessive degree of danger. * * * It may cyon bo found that the Antarctic barriers are impenetrable , but this has certainly not us yet been demon- etrated,1' ' THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN , Political Meteors Eash for ft Time. Then Tumble With n ' 'Dull Thud , " SPECIMENS OF RECENT TIMES. "Knmo Vnpor , Popularity nn Incl- tlcnl" Klpvntcil I > r Clrout i tnucc to Dl/.r.y llclKlit" ) They Soon tlio I'roper tievel. Chicago Herald : In a recent "per sonal" note going the rounds of the press It was announced that cvSenutor Pinch- be cK , of Louisiana , was now a profes sional "bookmaker" in England , and might bo heard calling out the results on any prominent race coursoi yet it is but little moro than ten years ago that his election to the national senate set that dignified body in a uproar , anil made and unmade governments In the jstuto ho was supposed to represent. Elevated by cir cumstances to a position beyond his abil ities , his was the name of the hour for iv few brief months , quickly dropping into a natural obscurity , and only to bo re vived years later by the transient breath of passing curiosity. Another man in a somewhat similar situation Is Henry H. Howls , now doing his plodding duty as presiding elder of a Methodist southern district , but who at the clo.so of tlio war took Jefferson Davis' old seat in the sen ate , to bo hailed as the liberator of Ids race by untilusiastiu republicans and erected by a storm of abuse by the con servative who could only remember the past. For a brief while ho was a national figure. With the beginning of President Ar thur's administration Abraham S. Crow- lev , representative in congress from the. Ninth district in New York , lilled a largo space in the public press , and was the president's most intimate friend and con fidential adviser , an engagement being announoed between his daughter and the president's son. hike meteors , himself and family swept across the Washington social horizon , only to Milk into darkness and ob.scurity , Friends are now trying lo get him a binallcIerHhii ) in sumo of tliu public olltces In Now York. And Swaim General ( Jarliold's intim ate friend ; the man \\homwero ad dressed his pathetic Inst words is an other of thoHo once favored ones who have tallcu from their high estate. T , C. Murphy , once collector of customs at Now York , the chosen counsolorof Grant and Conkling , whoso favor meant suc cess to hundreds , thousands almost , now nightly walks the streets of that great city too poor to buy a place wherein to lay his head. Belknap , once in the cabi net , with a household tamed in the bril liant circle of our first .society , foil in a manner that is known to all , and now , rubicund and portly , glories in his past honor , lauding the opportunities that once were his. Across the water this past summer the world has seen Sir Charles Dilko , a man of fortune , position , ability and elo quence , once the favorite of his party , once ono of the most in'omisinir of "com ing men , " suddenly close a career of bril liancy , politically dead , socially ostra cized. "Oh , what a fall was there , my countrymen. " Eighty years ago a drama , whoso his tory has not yet lost its vivid interest , oc curred in our own country , in which the princial ] ) ) > oi former was one Aaron Burr , a politician of profound skill , a society man of wondrous fascination , an orator of merit , a public man with the lu'ghcst ideas of public ; honor , and a lioni'tlnns marauder on the domain of social life. From the most brilliant height of uiowor ho sank in an instant to tlio lowest hb'y.ss of infamy , and lived out the remainder of a miserable life in a solitude nnclicorcd by pity and obscurity beneath contempt. A similar statement would bo true'of licnedict Arnold and Charles Leo , the two prize traitors of our revolution. In IS.'iSa ! ) "chess craze" raged in this country , equaling the base ball mania of the present time , roused by the perform ances of Paul Morphy , who conquered the chess champions ot the world , play ing game after game without seeing the board. The last twenty years of Ins lifo ho passed at Now Orleans , harmlessly demented , and with but two marked ideas an intense aversion to the game of chess , and a thought that ho would be mined for the want of $100 , which com passionate merchants always agreed to lend him , but for which ho never called. hi the lives of soldiers wo conlinully see proofs of tl o bubble reputation. Arab ! Pasha , who once lilled the world with his deeds of violence , is now an un noticed school teacher , Bucll and Sigol , for whoso achievements a nation once waited with bated breath , have accepted comiuonplaco olliccs , and Beaurogard and Early are "stool pigeons" for the Louisiana State Lottery. Ex-Premier lirissoiij once holding the destinies of Franco in ( ho hollow of his hand , is now a provincial gentleman farmer , and who now hears of Catacazy , the late well- known Russian minihter , who crstwhllo lilled all Washington with his deeds ? llyacintho , whoso withdrawal from the Itoman church was the religious sensa tion of 1801) ) , cannot now till the smallest Parisian chapel , in spite of his eloquence and fame , and "Adirondacks" Murray , most noted of Huston's fashionable preachers , sank from sight after a wild career on Texas plains , a melancholy res taurant keeper in Montreal. A year or two ago a "mountain evangelist , " Barnes , was "posmg" _ with wonderful clfoot as a Salvationist , converting oven governors anil members of congress. Who can give his present address ? And away along in tlio sixties u brilliant young journalistic clergyman , or clerical journalist , created a furor by his editor ship of the Now York Independent , wandered amid the uncertain pathways of social reform , wrote "Tho Life of Mrs. Woodhull , " became the aggrieved party in the most famous scandal of the time but who knows Theodore Tillon's where abouts now ? And Anna Dickinson , once a most noted figure on the lecture platform , with her engaging ways and vivacious bril liancy , vainly endeavoring to change it for tlio stage , wearing a "Crown of Thorns'1 and making a llgtiro of herself in "Hamlet , " has disappeared from pub lic view completely in a mist of failure. When Martin Van Jturon was president of the United States las son John made a trip to Europe , and. dancing with the them newly crowned Queen Victoria , was dubbed "Princo" John over afterward. Of such a sou of such a falhorgroal things were expected , but expected in vain. A few months ago the papers wore lllcd ( with the name of Martin Irons , whoso prominence in the labor troubles of May and Juno was very great. Now a three- line item tolls us that ho is arraigned in a police court for drunkenness , pleading "innocent , but without the means of proving my defense. " Just after thu presidential election of 1881 John Elklns , the cattle king , was traveling wosl. As they filackcnoncd speed to halt at a small station a companion inquired If ho wern any relation to "KUivo" Elklns , the polit * ical manager. At the station first news was received of ISIaino's dcjcat , nml. pausing to ascertain this , John replied ; "I'm in no way related to Steve Elklns now , but before thu election Uo was my brother. " Truly "famo Id a vapor , popularity an acciucul ' as good old Horace Urn Ivy aid. ami Ills own naif forgotten nr inory is H striking and melancholy proof of thu truth nt h ! words.