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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY JULY 25, 1891
It DM OIe Ikon fe rbtleatloB,
but Tltcjr Are rJeUil 4o M Correct.
New Vokk, July 10. The late Hanni
bal Uiitnlln was personally acquainted
with the most prominent statesmen,
uorth and south, during tho last fifty
years John Qulncy Adams, Webster,
Van Buren , Clay, Calhoun, Seward and
Lincoln, and ninny others of less note.
He ofteu took their measure accurately,
too, and had a definite conception of
them, though he very seldom expressed
his views publicly. Dy nature cautiom
and reticent, he was always afraid of
doing men Injustices by immature Judy
ruent, saying that no man could estimate
another fairly and fully until he had
seen him under all circumstances. Con
sequently he simply gavo hlslmprcsEiona
of most public men, admitting that lie
might lo unconsciously biased for or
against them, (lis opiulous, couveywl
from time to tlmo to his friends, have
percolated through various mediums
They aro thought to le substantially cor
rect, but do not pretend to bo nuthoiila
tive, though given tor convenience as
"John Qulncy Adams was altogether
the ablest of thu Adamses. Ho atcadlly
grew Intellectually until tho lust, show
log fur tnoro power in the housoot repif
sentatives than he had ever shown he
fore. If ho had died immediately alter
his defeat for re-election to tho prc.il
dency he would have had comparativeh
littlo reputation. His passionate tem
per, though a defect of manners, helicd
him in his eloquence. He was never at
his best until thoroughly angry. Hi
most glowing pliratea were forged id
"Daniel Webster was n great, genius,
with many grave defects. His moral
endowment wad not otiuul to his Intel
lectunl endowment by any means in
fact, tho two were out of all proportion
His loose financial notions affected his
whole character.' A man altogether
cureless of debt, art tic was, cannot be
morally sound. He was indifferent to
money, whether it was due to him or to
others; he was so by constitution, ami
had never been otherwise. The mown
question Is Inextricably involved with
tho moral question. No man can at
ford to despiHO it. He who claims to de
spise it almost invariably wrongs hi"
follows. Wo must pay every cent of
debt beforo wo can assume to be honoct.
Webster was head over heels in debt
throughout his whole cateer, and the
fact never concerned him; he did not
give It a thought.
"Van Buren seems to mo to havo been
a very shrewd, perhups a self peeking,
politician for nearly sixty years, and .1
very conscientious, patriotic citizen for
tho twenty remaining years of his life
After his defeat for re-election to the
presidency he made amends for his past
by devotion to freedom und eurnest de
sire to serve his country. IJo was al
ways a great deal hettor man than In
got credit for being. In tho campaign
of 1640 he wo outiageously maligned
"I saw Andrew Jackson only two or
three times, and that when I was quite
young. Ho made a deep impression on
mo as a man of extraordinary power and
intenso earnestness, but decidedly 11:11
row. He appears to havo been a tyrant
by nature, believing theio could be no
other side to a question than tho one
he saw, and yet he hated tyianii)
with all his strength. He may have
been fitted for his time he was cer
tuinly tho worst abused president that
over occupied tho oxecutivo chulr.
"Calhoun was ono of the purest and
most conscientious of men; but slavery,
in which he sincerely beliovcd as a benef
icent, conservative und patriarchal in
stitution, had distorted his naturull
clear mental vision. Ho saw everything
through slavery. Ho was a very seven
logician, but his premises were all wiotiu
Privately ho was a mostnmiablo, courte
ous, genial gentleman.
"Cluy was moist delightful to men win.
shared his opinions and admired him
but ho could' hardly tolerate differeue
of viow or oven jwilitirul Independent e.
much ns ho cherished it hiniholf. He him
been injured by llattery, and his i:hii
Burning desire totjcpresideiit warped hu
"Seward, as a confirmed believer in
peace, und full of h.-uco theories, in.
quitted himself udmiiubly during a
period of war. Ho hud ua doubt any
more than Chase und other membei a of
the cabinet hud that ho slKmJd.Jaigelv
control. Lincoln ininiportant measure.-
He had no idea of too reserved power of
tho president; ww'umazedwhen It w.t
fully disclosed," dud finally cairio to tit
one of his greatest admirers.
"Abraham Lincoln was by. all odds tin
greatest man I huve ever known, thi
greatest American, int thy opinion, that
has lived. His fume will increase witl
years; wo aro .too near him to appreciat.
him. Ho is if any man ever was, bookei'
for immortality. When I first saw him
in congress I was then but tliirty-sevei.
and ho was about tho same ago, liavhu
both of us been bom in tho same ye.u
ho struck mo us a singularly uwkwuru
man of remarkable ability. I did inn
think much moro about him until tin
campaign with Douglas In Illinois foi
the United States senato twelvo year
later. Then I read his speeches and b
gan to recognize his very luro capacity
But when ho visited New England in
1600, and I heard him, I perceived that
he was great and I was delighted at mt
nomination with him.
"After our election I saw him daily in
Washington, and ho steadily grew upon
me. 1 soon discovered that lie was tin
right man in tho right place. I believe
thut ho was the only man who coiiln
have carried tho war to a successful
issue; for lie, 111010 than all tho general
in the field and all the counselor in
tho legislative halls won tho mighty tn
umph. I was present at the dedication
of Gettysburg, and I thought his litth
speech perfect, although it was not
much admired at Hist, and Lincoln
seemed to entertain a very poor opinion
of it. I was rejoiced when it acquired a
world widecelobrity. It has never been
equaled on a like occasion. Lincolu it.
to my mind the biggest figure of the
A ! I SveUoa.
Traveler This is a famous eectton for
tfeudt, I understand?
Native No more peaceful parte any
where than right here. No fends hero.
Everything'! as pleasant m pic
"But how about the flllltagtem-Welllnij-ton
"Over long ago. I'm nilllngton."
"Indecdl I haven't met any of the Well
ingtons." "No, nor you won't. The fead is over."
-New York Weakly.
rr Pater Bfre.
He Is your father wealthy?
Ho Mother dead?
He Is your temper Koodf
She They nay so.
Ho Well, I'll muko it memorandum,
and perhaps 1 may see you agaiti beforo the
close of the season. Ltfo.
Keeling IIU Wny.
"Nellie," he said, with a kind of expert
mental, immature, early homo-grown
mile on his anxious face, "1 I may count
on you as as a friend, may I not?"
"Certainly, Alfred," sho replied.
"As as a good mend?'
"To bo sure."
"You havo no objection to looking on mo
as as a distant relative, perhaps?" r
"No, 1 havo no objection to that.'' '
"fiwnllil rnilnlll. ns It warnt"
"1 am willing to be your second cousin."
"Or first cousin once removedf" ho per
sisted, mopping Ids forehead with a
"Well, I have no objection to that,
"And 1 might as well bo a first cousin,
"Yes, I suppose so."
"Do you feel, Nellie," he went on, hastily
wallowing something largo and buoyant,
"as If you could bo a be a a sister to
The Invitations are out. Chicago Trib
une. ttsther Uougli on II Int.
It was a pretty little country girl who
rode down la a Madison avenue car yester
day morning The ,clty bred youth who
escorted her was evidently proud of his
charming companion, but there was a
ahado of embarrassment because sho fre
quently displayed her verdancy. You could
have told that the was a country girl
by her manner. Tho city was new to her,
and ever thing she did not' understand she
asked about. h
As the car passed the Tombs she cried
"Oil, there Is that lovely museum I rend
about. So they keep it open on Sundays,
"Yes," replied the young mnu dryly,
"they keep It open on Sundays."
"I remembur you wrote and told mo you
were there twice."
There was a ripple of laughter in tho car
-Now York World
The Iloutvtiolder's I'rlde.
Sho had just moved into her own house
on Forest avenuo and a friend was calling
"This Is a vory pleasant locality," suld
"Oh, yes; I like It very much. That's
why wo bought tho house."
"What kind of neighbors have you?"
"Really, I don't know."
"Haven't you got acquainted with any
"Oh, no," with 8omo pride, "they all llvo
in rented houses, you know." Detroit
A Modern Tower of Italic I.
A hotel keeper at Lyons had posted on
the door this notice: "English, German,
Italian and Spanish spoken here." An
Englishman arrived, aud askeu for the in
terpreter in as decent French as ho could
"Monsieur," replied the landlord, "there
"Whatl no Interpreter? And yet you
announco that all languages are spoken
Tho reply was, "Yes, monsieur by the
travelers." Loudon Tid lilts.
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She said that sho would sigh for me
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And when sho did " " " "
Jeeriis.ilein, Josh! I
Detroit Free Press
Ml.e.l Her Culling.
Miss Strultlace Do you see that poor
blind beggar woman on tho corner, Maude?
How pitiful it Is to tee her bitting there In
the crowd with that card, "I am blind,"
suspended around her ueckl
MUs Folllbud Yes, It is pitiful; but,
Ethel, what u delightful chaperon sho
weuld makol Somerville Journal.
The Missus You oughtn't to leavo tho
floor In such a coudltlon. Why don't you
tako your chips with you?
Carpenter Who do you take me for
the Prince of Wales?-Llfo.
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Wf3 P ISH5 I
TIm fUrlt XM Wot Lite the Mlstare ef
Oil ana Water.
A Hoboken grocer left a watermelon out
on his vegetable stand until a very late
nour toe otner evening, ana when , bt
finally went out and discovered that it
wm gone he hadn't a word to My, Indeed,
he rather chuckled over the lost and
looked pleased. During the next forenoon
a colored man entered the store and looked
around for a bit and then askedt
"Is do proprietor of dls place Inf
"Yes, sir. What is It?"
"You you left a watennlllyon out doahs
do odder eaveuln'f"
"I seed It out dar an' reckoned yon had
left It fur mo."
"I dun took tt home. It was a green
mlllyou. You had poured a qnart of koro
seno into it an' put de plug back."
"Yes. What of Itf"
"Nuflln, sali nuffln Hall, 'cept dat 1
wanted to ask you if you was gwtno to
keep right on doln' dnt way all summer?
If you was, you know, an' I should see any
mo' wutcriulllyons reposlu' out dnr', you
know, why, I'd jlst walk right on an' not
stop to fool wld 'cm. I doan want to seem
too pcrtlcklcr, sah, hut do troof Is I doan'
llko to hev things mixed up dat way."
Tho grocer said it was too early In tho
season to make any promises, aud tho caller
went away saying!
"Den It's all right, sah. Do next wrnter
mlllyon dat I see reposln' out dar won't xi
fur mo, hut for somu odder cull'd man
somebody who doan' know dut mlllyons
grow on vines, 'stead of hcln' pumped up
by do Standard Ilo company." M. Quad lu
New York livening World.
lie Was DUtstUneil.
"I havo brought this thermometer back,"
aid a man to the storekeeper of whom he
had purchased tho Instrument.
"Is It inaccurate?"
"Thnt's what It Is Why, Mr. GubbliiH,
next door to 1110, has a thermometer which
registered (K! (legs. In tho shade yester
day afternoon, while mlno couldn't get a
bit higher than 6S.
"Yours probably hung In a cooler place
than Mr. Uubblus'."
"No, sir. They both hung on the porch,
and our porches join. Thero otighn't to be
any dmerence In tho temperature of the
two porches, for they both face tho same
"Then 1 think Mr. Gubblus' thermom
cter must have been wrong, for wo guar
anteo ours See, 1 place tho one we sold
you by tho side of this cxpenslvo iniorted
thermometer, and it registers tho same
"That may lie, but Gubblus' Uterinum
eter is 4 (legs, warmer than mine."
"Well, If jou nrc dissatisfied I'll give
you your money back, but you can see for
yourself that the thermometer Is an uccu
rate Instrument Shall I refund what you
paid for It?"
"Yes, sir Gubblus Is always crowing
over me In one thing and another, but I'm
blamed If I'll keep a thermometer oil my
premises that lets him beat mo-t degs. right
in the hottest part of thu year. I'll see
what 1 can do elsewhere In thu thermom
eter line." William Henry Slvlter III Har
I.I lorn ry.
A young man from Pittsburg was re
cently visiting a girl In Detroit, aud she
introduced him to some of her literary
friends here, as she hail a leaning that way;
but sho will not do so any mom, nor will
ho ever come back again. Ami It was a
very little thing that did It too. She had
introduced him to the prcsldentess of her
club and that lady remarked to hluii
"Ah, you are from Pittsburg? I under
stand you havo a Browning club there?"
"No," he replied hesitatingly, as If not
quite comprehending, "no, but we did have
before the Cincinnati league hogged Pete
ami put him In left field for the Hamburg
ers." Detroit Free Press.
IrUh Wit und llrlmnlly.
During a viceregal tour In tho west of
Ireland, one of the suite, who had been
told that tho natives would le sure to
agreo with anything and everything ho
said to them, determined to test thu truth
of the assertion. Accordingly, In one of
tho coasting trips with which tho tour was
interspcred, and In which the wind was
blowing half a gale, ho shouted to tho
"There's very little wind." The answer
caiao back at once:
"Thrue for you, sir. Hut what little
there Is Is very sthrong." London Tit
Bits. Did He Menu What lie Said?
BJenks I want you to come up to my
house, doctor, right away.
Dr. Bolus Who's sick?
BJenks Oh, Mrs. BJenks and tho baby
are both ailing. I thought you might us
well kill two birds with ono stone. Sotner
A Iluinptlous Wooer.
Banker To what happy accident am I
indebted for tho honor of your visit?
Lieutenant To como to the point at
once, Herr Konimer.lenrat, I appear be
fore you as your futuro son-in-law. Dorf
A Cltunce to Get Kvrn.
Summer Hotel Proprietor My dear, I've
got a piece of good news
His Wife-Do tell me, quick.
Proprietor Your dressmaker has en
gaged board with me for a month. Life
Have to Pay for It.
"You have come down to the shore for
peace and quiet. But If you stay here you
certainly expect to pay for It, don't you?"
Saying these words tho Jersey mosquito
sent In his blll.-Phlludelphiu Times
Jmt Ills I.nck.
Burke Do you think your undo will
Smlrke I'm afraid so It's the poor one
Captain Bolton (In his North woodi
shanty) Well, my boy, how do you like
this Shukesperean life "under the green
His Guest There's too much bacon
about your Shakesperean existence to suit
me. Munsey's Weekly.
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