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XoE RED CLOTTf) flTTTPP ?,",Binnft-v'Joe aml S:ll,v ant! ,h,! I ploasantlv. and recalling the things
-.-t .I Z KjnJSl Brandons lind cherished for Miss Br ght thev haiftlone, he asked:
1 P uneum n t.. . wero mthlussly dashed to the ground. "Do vnu often plav chess now?"
. U. tlUbMtR, PUDllSner. kvideiitly Auni B. was not to have l "No.'never."
THE LITTE COAT.
JlOrc'.S 111 r-i. .....! . ..
Tit-.. .1 -"is-v... iwiillll.UKl
J urn the pockets iiiM.Ie nut;
SUl? lM,,,kitc, lost n, ue.
f." a l.1"""' f all. I uuc'm.
1-or f .. 1.-. -K'ke:s- Wi' mid red.
I or the Uibie verb's s.ii.l
SjucIi as this his iiicm'ry kept
.LIoro,a phiiiu r,ooit ami line.
Jangled up itl, wire and tivino,
i.! .l :inJl,i w,!. and -ome
feints ol lead and elicvvm? K,nn.
"lent with scouts that an tint con
iom the , j 0, ,hoilium.
Jiere a soII(l. vol diiinrv ,it,
.... . I: .i -..- mm.,
And -mm imiwiIit m ..
Corked up witli a liver pill.
And a -jion-y little chunk
-iIori'"'5 ,lie ,itt,e coat but o:
w Here is he we- censured sii
Hon t j 011 hear 11- calling, de.tr
Hack. Come burl,-, and never fear;
l'il mav vv.ui.1it where von will.
nv0r oichard. Held and till!;
on may kih the hh-N. or do
Anything that plcu-cs vou:
All. tin empty coat it his!
I-.vor.v tatter"-, worth a kis:
Uxery -tahi as puix- instead
As 1 he wlnte Maiw overhead:
And the poekel-- homes werethev
Ol tlie little hands that j.lay
-Nu' no more but. aljsent. thus
JaniM 11 If.tonutj JUley.
OLD 31 1L IHNXEV."
All their friends had said, when Mrs.
Binney died: "Now what a good thin
It would be if old Mr. Binneywould bul
marry Miss Bright!"'
Miss: Bright had not been without her
troubles, and ery hard ones they had
been too, but she bore them with a
brave heart, and carried a smiling face,
and had a thankful spirit within her,
striving always to remember her bless
ings, aim how much thev outnumbered
-any evils she was called upon to bear.
Indeed, to listen to Miss Blight's
showing you would have counted her as
one of the luckiest persons ever bom.
Siie had had the kim'e-t of friends, the
most comfortable of situations and the
he had taught were endowed with
an amiability of disposition which made
it a positive pleasure to be with them. 1
The only accusation she could brin" j
against them was that they were all in
.such a ternible hurry to grow uji and
get married, and then Miss Bright 's oc
cupation was gone, and she had to step
out into the world and find a fresh field
for her labors.
As years rolled on. each one addin
UJl "" wini apple juice-
AV!.s.lc"a',.,y ',1l'v''1 HW'
t "'! i,s rl'lcr. limp itt last
-As tlie sparrows of the past!
Iice-wji. Iiii..li,. i...i .
Pliat ome li.tle sweetheart wn.V
.,t,,,I,.-,T"V,nc"'-'r'nv- r the!
-ikI- J.; sweete-t siiirurliiuip:"
pnp,.,i m u,i,a p.t,n0t.k Ut!y
l:eie he s lilo.l n iinn.1,.1,,,1.. ',...!
to the score of Miss Hridit"s a'e, these 1 1,:is "eun m:l,l for me 1ioU1 them tl,:it
hunting grounds of instructions! became ( l knuu" -aonietliinf would come; it has
more ami more narrowed. Children of "Bvays done so; 1 have always been so
eight began now where girls of eighteen ut"Kv, '
uted to leave off, and history and v- "ltsy1,r nappy disposition makes
ographv, to sav nothing of tlie partsof ' 3" s:l-v "- m t!car Iiss bright; a
speech" and grammar, were all so al- 1 ,u'(,rfl sPinl shortens the longest day.
tered, that poor Miss Bright had to ae- ' l WIsh l cou,tI luIlm' yoIir example. I
knowledge that at times she' really did' oflCM ft1,1 "l-'"ned at my want of
feel qute e.mfiised. "Veiy soon I ! contentment of gratitude, I ought to
shan't be lelt with anything to tach." ! -s:iy-
she would a. pathetically, and then' But that Miss Bright would not al
Mr. Binney's" nephew, Jo'e. or Mnt. pow; she reminded Mr. Binney of the
other good" fellow who heard her. would inan3' ,:,mI actions he had done, and in
deelare she should set up a school for j m'r oun m,i,t u:i3' thanked him for the
-wives, for there never were such wives thoughtful present he hail sent to her.
as the girls whom Miss Bright had
brought up. She had taught .Joe's wife
;all and her sister, and though sim-e
then she had had other situations. .t
holiday time, or whenever she was seek
ing employment, she always returned to
thu house ol Dr. Bivndon, their father.
When Mr. 1 iimev dropped in. as he
frequently did. to inqu re after his old
fiiends the Brendons. he from time to
time found Miss Bright there, and hap
pening on the occasion of one of her
visits to bring the news that Mrs. Bin
ney was. ill. with no one who-e business
it seemed to 1 e to look after he-, noth
ing was more natural than that Miss
Bright should voluntee
comfort thev found her.
So sprightly vet unobtrusive was the
cheery little woman that Mrs. Binnev
herself wa influenced in h -r favor, j
until, with an eye to their mutual com- 1
fort, Mr. Binnev proposed Miss Bright
staying with then: altogether. " Y hy j
not? ' he said. " We could w.-ll afford j
to pay her a salary." But this word j
.alarv, acting like magic on Mrs. Bin- I
ney, seemeu 10 oriug ner hi ner senses
immediately. She would h" very glad
to have Mis Bright as a visitor as long
lis she liked to stiy, but as to liv.ng
with them altogether. "No!"' shewould
not gie her consent to that, s le had al
ways objected to having in her house a
third patty. It was then that Miss
Bright's friends pulled very long faces,
indeed. What would she do? they
"Oh. something is sure to turn up."'
.she would say, hopefully. "Whenever
1 have come to my hist ebb an opening
has been made for me. so 1 am not
going to despar now."
And she s;i;il this all the more emphat
ically, because in spite of her confidence
she could not help feeling thi't a voice
vlneli she .Hi.il.l tint still Lent v..n,.Mt;,,n
..,,-. ,.i 1 , i '..""
" v ii:il w:ii vou uo vvnen vou grow
older? Teaching will get harder than
ever." That was true enough, but
what else was there for her to do?
When Mrs. Binney died, which hap
pened i.uite suddenly aooiit a year be
fore, there had been some talk as to
Miss Bright going to Mr. Binney as
housekeeper, but this proposition
had been made w'thout the knowl
edge .or conenl of the principal
p rsoii concerned, who, as soon as the
hint was given, negatived it
Mr. Binney thoroughly appreciated
Miss Bright, but h had lost his taste
for matrimony: he remembered that he
had spent forty excellent years with
out a wife. and. notwithstanding that
he was now a widower, he could not
conscientiously say that he felt his state
to be so ery unhappy.
Susan the cook, respectable and staid,
would, he felt sure, manage his house
hold properly, and if it proved mat she
thould give way to extravagance, as
people seemed to say. Mr. Binney fan
t;ie . he could better put up with that
til than with too much of the econo
aiy from which he had sufiered already.
"So all the liopcs that on the death of
"If we could hut have got her there
as housekeeper," said two of these
arch-conspirators, "the rest would have
been easy." Hut though they retimed
to the attack several times, no good
came of it. Mr. Binney shared in their
regret at tlie loss of Miss Bright's j u
pils, womlercd as they did what- would
becomo her, and, his" visitors gone, to '
mako his sympathy apparent, he sat
down and wrote a kind little note with
a cheek lor 10 lolded within it.
He's an old stupid,"' said Sally, "and
: she is going away altogether, over
so iar ior.Miss lirgnt hail had an
other picee of news to tell. An old pu
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pil of early davs had bt'cu recently left i
a wnlow; her health was as delicate as
I her heart was kind, anil when she made
the proposition that Miss Bright should
come and spend the remainder of her
days with her it was not entirely of her
own comfort she had been thinking.
Miss Bright had readily accepted her
o.l'er, and she had written to lell Sallv
that the net wee;c she should come up
:md see them.
She could only stay a few hours with
them when she came. The farewell
visit was tobe paid later. "But I think."'
she said as she wa- going,"! will call
on my way home and say good-bye to
Mr. Binney in ease I might not have an
other opportunity "
"Do,'" xtiil Sally, and away she
Mr. B'f.ney was at home. He had
not been quite well lately; nothing
more than a told, hut it hail kept him
a prisoner. To-day he
1UI" ML 1I.HU 1
gone out, but he had not felt inclined ;
to, and he gallantly said he was glad to
be in. as hi
should have been sorry in-
ve missed seeing Miss
deed to hav
"And so you are really going to leave
us," he said, and almost regretfully.
'Well, vou will be very much
mised. I don't know what the Breu-
! dons' will do."
"Tney will not miss me more than I
hall them." ai.d the brave Lttle
I woman made an effort that her voice
should not sound shak ; "but you know,
Mr. Binnev, 1 am not growing younger,
"No," he said. "That is true. I was
s.'rying the same to myself of myself '
"Yes, only with men it does not seem
to matter, but with women the thought
I "T"1 coim;' ?'. " ''ttlehuil.ler
UUU l C "II Ul'l .Mill Will I I1IIIUI
rest and a comfortable arm-chair by the
lire there is a doubt wnetherwe shall be
able to get them." 1
Mr. Binney d d not answer, and foar- J
ing she was saying too much about her
own feelings she altered her tone, which
had been a little sad. and went on in her
usual cheerful way: "liut then 1 ought
to feel so thankful that tlii
Ovo, no, no, now vou must not speal;
of that," Mr. Binney hastily interrupt
ed her: ami to give a turn to the con
versation he said she""mu-t have some
tea," and nnging to order it, he hoped
t she could stay.
Well, ye-, she thought she could
spare time lor that -indei.d, to be plain.
I she was not in such a very great hurry.
' Tlie fact had been that doe hail an un-
epec ed Iio'iday: and she saw that, only
for her 1 ci:g there, he had come home
to go out somewhere with Sally.
" o I hope the little fib 1 told will be
forgiven me. for when I said that I was
wanted at home, altho.igh it
it was omtn !
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mil a great true perhaps. I need n.it but for r hot.
. . ........
nave iuii quite so eariy. mil 11 was so
nice of .Ine to eonie heme. 1 do love to
see husbands and wives companions to
"Ah. indeed, yes: that is the olreet
of matrimony, too o:ten. I fear, lost
sight of in our day, by the young and
the old, too."'
But Miss Bright did not agree. "No,"
she"kn-w so many united couples.
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Jheiewere the Brendons now ' Imi .
at this moment the tea was brought in.
and Miss Bright asked should she pour
it out. Her offer was accepted. ".;nh,"'
said Mr. l.mney. -you mu,t take off
our cloak, or you won't feel the good
of it when you go; and votir bonnet,
100; uoiutui 1 vou icei more comforta-
ble without tha?
.M;ss Ur.ght said: "?vo," she would
not take her bonnet off.
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u.nii 1 .1 ..! ,m vou. 1 sup
1 .-..U' ..I.l I. . . I .1 . .
puse. sam Liie oiu geniieiuan sfvly.
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n.-s. ,,miTM 1 nave a present iron:
bally ami a very becoming one. ton.
But it on then, and let me pass my
Miss Bright hastened gto obey, an
"".V ""V "uw """ "peeiion til
itfiinti ttrv ! . 1.; . :. . .
smile on her lace and the soft tiinir ;
1 1 1 ,.i 1 , , , '
iiui uiuu iiiauu ner iook ten year;
" ell. she said, "now what do vo
think of it?"
"1 think if you take my advice
will never wear any other"
"Beally," and she laughed softly'
t.l...i w ;.. .. i.:..i. .1 , , 1 .
m 11 i.s 101 ui"u uavs ami lioiiii-ivs-
vou know!" And she tip-toed to look'in
the chimney -glas.5, saying that it cer
tainly w:ix a very pretty cap, and then
she sat down to pour out the tea. "The
best tea things!" she sa:d. admiringly:
"I am so fond of pretty ehma!" And
then seareliing in the sugar basin, she
added: "I have not forgotten that j 011
like two lumps of sugar, you sec."
Mr. Binney smiled complacently: a
feeling of well-being and comfort "took
possession of him.
Of a certainty it was very pleasant to
have a congenial somebody to bear one
company, one who eould talk well,
listen well and hold her tongue well, if
necessary. K.xperience had assured
him that. Miss Bright possessed eaeh
of the.se good qualities. When she had
stayed there when Mrs. Binney was
first ill, their evenings had passed very
" Cribbage, backgammon?"
"I've no one to play with.
one thing in mv goinir awav.
in mv going
swallow -d a sigh "m-
he les lonelv."
"Ah, yes, I find the time very Ions
after dinner. I don't like to go to bed
before half-past ten, although I often
feel inclined to."
" And the days draw in so quickly
now, there is "no afternoon it is all
evening, which reminds me that it is
rettinir time for me to iro. for it takes
me qu te an hour to get to the station."
j "Not in a cab?"
"No, but I am going to walk; it is
quite line and dry, and if I feel tired at
the Conway road I shall wait at the cor
ner for the omnibus passing."
Miss Bright began to put on her
nonnet. Mr. Binney walked to the win
dow; for a minute he looked out, tlreu
he rang the bell.
" I shall go as far as the Conway roaa
Uh. Mr. Iiinnev! Xo, pray don't
; think of such a thing: it might give you
a cold, and there isn't the slightest occa
sion I am so accustomed to go about
But Mr. Binney remained firm; his
hat and coat were brought to him. and
away the two set off together. They
chatted pleasantly as they walked
along. "I shall hope to come and see
them all sometimes,' Miss Bright said.
"1 know as long as the Brendons have
a home, they will take me in."
"And remember that so long as I
have a house ihere will bo room for vou
"That is very kind of you, Mr. Bin-
ney.' she said softly. "I am sure I do
not know why people are all so good to
Mr. Binney Apparently was no better
able to inform her. and they walked on
silently until the Conway road was
"Now. then." said Miss Bright, "here
we say farewell," and she held out her
hand, but Mr. Binney did not take it:
he was e-igaged in hailing a call he saw:
then he drew out his purse and M.ss
Bright knew that he intended settling
with the man for the fare. She shoou
her head at him reprovingly.
Mr. Binney gave tlie directions to the
driver and then he held out his hand,
hesitated, opened the door and said, "I
don t see why I should not go with you
as far as the stat'on.'
A,t the railway station they had but a
very short time of waiting. Mfss Bright
stood near the carriage which she had
chosen: nothing remained but to say
good-bv anil enter.
"And you will let us hear how you
get on? for she had not s;ii.l 2ie was
coming up again.
"Oh, I shall often write to the Bren
dons and Sally. You will hear of me
"And I hope so very much that you
wilt be comfortable ami happy.
Miss Bright tried to smile, hut her
I eyes filled rapidly, and to hide the tears
she half turned away.
j "I wish that you were not obliged U
go away: couldn't anything be man
aged for you?"
j She shook her head sadly. " No."
she said: "1 tried everything I could,"
1 and here a sob would come, " but
' nobody seemed to want me."
" I I want you." Mr. Binney wa
stammering out his words excitedly.
Miss Bright, can you -will you star
j for me? Could vou on sent to become
f Mr. Binney! II" everything
seemed toswim around her "but. Mr.
Binney. stieh an idea never once oe
curred to me."
" I am very sure of that." my dear."
he said, earnestly, "and it has taken
some time to come to me, or I should
1 have ma e the offer long ago: however.
I better late than never that is, if you
I will accept me.'"
j "Oh. but 1 t'link it is too good ol
j you and you fee! sure that 1 can make
I you happy. What will the Brendom
and Sail-, say?"
" Say that I am more luckv than I
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( w" i" . "i ni iiiMii" v 1111 ii.uore.
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, sent to your being my housekeeper:
was wanting vou for mv wile, vou
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:-ll I I111III-I Si-i:ill YliV I Wfllllllll T I'MTl.
M'ss Bright held up her hands in dis
she crc'. " There's
the Irani oil' gone. I declare!"
"What of that if it is? another will
soon follow, and while we are. waitin"
for it, we can arrange our plans and
tu- 1 1,.. ,1..,.
And if "any one wishes to know how
it all ended,"! can il'si their etiriositv
by telling them that "a more h:ipp
eheerv couple never were seen than tlui
pro-eiit Mr. and Mrs. Binney. Temple
,11 Monmouth I took one solid order."
'The thunder you did," ejaculated his
unbelieving listeners. "Yes. boys, and
i'll tell you how I did it It's a pointer
lor you. You know that big Dutchman
that keepsa grocery there on the square
near the post-office, 1 s'pose. Didn't
you call on him? Well, I did. I was
desperate, too, and was bound to sell or
talk him to death. 1 .stuck to him three
straight hours, boys, but I fetched him.
Just as I was getting hearse he turned
around kind o' quick and business-like,
and says: 'I poot a stop on this, bye
CJimmmyl I gif you an ortcr.und I vaut
it villcd pooty quick, too.! 1 know yen
l'f euoof. I'm no delcphone to schtan
oop und be dalked at all tic daylong!' "
Bet it made you feel good," said" the
Chicago man: '"first customer in thir
teen days. But what tlid he order?"
"That is the worst of it," replied St
Louis. "He ordered ms out of hhi
store'." Chicago Herald.
V . ""4 . IU Hlllll IUM1.1.
A Democratic Necessity.
There is an interesting phase of the
i situation oi me ueiuocruucpuriv wuieu
it would be well generally to hold in
mind. Whatever conclusions it may
come to with resocct to the tariff" or any
other public question, there is no
chance for it to succeed at the coming
National election if it does not lend its
support to a gang of politicians in New
York City who have long been a
disgrace to popular government. The
better eitiens of the metropolis are
struggling to free themselves from the
control of the successors oi the Tweed
ring, while the whole Democratic party
must put its shoulders to the wheel to
uphold these political plunderers in
their grasp upon their prey. The
Democracy can not win this fall unless
it carries the State of New York, and
it can not carry the State of New York
unless it secures that large majority in
New York City which can not le gained
without the co-operation of Tammany.
It may be defeated notwithstanding tlie
aid of Tammany with its fifty thousand
votes, but it is" certain that it can not
succeed without it. Tammany support
is beyond all manner of doubt the sine
qua non of Democratic success.
And Tammany does not sustain the
Democratic ticket as a labor of love.
That sort of tiling is not what it exists
for. It demands and gets a high price
for all the political goods it has to sell.
It is troubled by no "principles or scru
ples whatever, and is commanded by a
man who has both the will and "the
nerve to array it against the Democracy
whenever it has not been duly promised
the remuneration insisted on and the
payment is not amply secured. But a
levy years ago Kelly himself ran as an
independent candidate for Coventor
for the sole purpose of defeating the
regular Democratic nominee, and did
it. The price Tammany insists on is
the control of the fat offices in New
York City, and that price the Democra
cy must pay it so far as it lies in its
power to dt" so. It goes without saying
that tlie party will sign and .seal the
compact. And what is it that the De-mosTa-vof
the Nation must aid in its
hold on New York City? The State
Legislature has been besought" to inves
tigate it w.th a view of in-tituting some
kind of reform, and a committee has
been delegated to do so. It has made
a report which the Times says, "con
tains a record of corruption and abuses
in the public service of the City and
County of New York which would be
astounding if we were not accustomed
to look upon that service in the light
of past reflations as a system of plun
der carried on by professional politi
cians of the lowest order.
The report is not merely general in
its nature. The particulars are defi
nitely given, and they constitute an ex
tensive system of blackmail on the
people of the city, who have grown so
accustomed to it that they have actu
ally learned to grin philosophically as
mav be and bear it. There are occa
sional rebellions and efforts at reform,
but thev have hitherto all died down,
and matters have resumed their cus
tomary course. The particular attempt
which is made now is to cut down the
avenues of plunder as much as possi
ble by legislative enactment, and to re
move from the Board of Aldermen the
power of confirming the Mayor's ap
pointees. This latter is something of a
leap in the dark, for Taintnanv says it
would rather have the .Mayoralty under
such conditions than the Brciidency of
the United States. The hope of secur
ing relief through the change rests in
the belief that an honest Mayor can be
elected, while an hon:st Board of Al
dermen is an impossibility. But this is
digressing. What we mean to show is
that the Democratic party at large, in
orde- to elect its Pre-ident, must lend
itself to the defeat of the efforts at re
form in New York City, and obey the
behests of the political brigade com
posed of the criminal classes, piug
uglies and riff-raff generally, which
ris-s into lar;e and powerlul propor
tions in the eliief city of the Nation.
Many will be inclined to scout the
proposit on that a 1 ody of fifty thousand
voters, crowded into th space of a few
square m les. holds ih desfnies. or
rather all the chances of success, or the
whole Democratic party in the Presi
dential clc. t on in its hands: but such
is the living fact, and the more it is
looked into the more will its truth ap
pear. If the Democratic party does
not agree to permit this low-lived crew
to go on with its plunder.ng it can not
elect its man. At times the more ite
cent elements of the Xew York Democ
racy have revolted at the degrad ition
of keeping such men in power, and sev
eral years ago they had a grand reor
ganization which "was indorsed by
virtually all tiie parly in the State.
Tammany refused to d sorgani.e
and was left out in the cold. But
it stood as firm and fixed as Napo
leon's holl iw squa:cs in Kgypt. It
might get nothing itself, but the regu
lar Democracy should get nothing
either. It adhered to its policy, and
the regular Democracy weakened and
fell. The same weapon which Kelly
lolds over the Democracy of the State,
le holds over the Democracy of the Na-
ion. No gencrtl account, or plan of
etion, can be made up without Kelly.
ml tins is the party which depends
ainly on the cry of purification in
gh places for its "campaign material!
here is a law of compensation in pol-
ics as well as in other things, and this
iparently unavoidable bargain with
immany, though it may bring in to
e Democracy a large number of votes
New York Citv, "will probably en
large the Republican majority in other
parts of the State sullieient to offset it.
And Tammany is certa nly an element
which is exj ensive to th. Democracy
in the country at large. St. Louis
The plan of using the enormous
water-power of the Alps for working
electric railways in Switzerland appears
to have taken a definite shape, the idea
being to connect the towns of H. Mor
ritz and I'ontresnia by an electric rail
way four and three-fourths miles long,
the motive power to be'supplicd by the
mounta'n streams, the line, in case the
plan proves a success, to be extended a
A quarrelsome husband and wife
signed a treaty of peace in a Brooklyn
court the other day, in which they agree
to live together but never to speak.
Mr. Tilden's Little Gamp.
Our readers will do well not to con
clude that Mr. Tilden isn't to bo the
'Democratic candidate hi"aue of his
telling the Athu.ta ('oittli iittun that
this house is oppovd to the old tick
et." The old ticket was Tilih-n and
Hendricks, and the old man probably
made the statement to .iliuw his opin
ion that the HuiidriuUri patt can ;ti well
be dispensed with. Tilden to nly. U
showed his opinion of Ibinliicks by
naming Payne. Hoadley and Hitudall as
good men for the nomination and for
getting his old comrade in tribulation
of 187t. That settles HendriekH and
the old ticket as a whole, bul leaves the
Tilden end open to suitable persuasion.
Mr. Tilden understands the Democratic
mind. Horatio Seymour was feeble,
and played the dodge of not wanting to
make the sacrifice of being a canihdatc
with such success that he got the nomi
nation by acclamation, and then we
never heard anything more about his
inability to attend to the campaign and
In this very Atlanta interview Mr.
Tilden is careful to say that he is not
the played-out person he has been rep
resented, and also speaks of Mr. Payno
as a suitable candidate, though Payne
is the older of-thc two and of much less
mental vigor. This leaves the matter
free from all obstructions, except the
unwillingness of Tilden to undertako
the labor, and that can be surmounted
easily; for, if Sevmour could regain his
vigor m a week, there is plenty of timo
between now and the day of the conven
tion for Sammy to get strong enough to
knock Sullivan out in three minutes.
The naming of Payne. Hoadly and
Randall is another significant straw and
evinces Tilden's shrewdness. Tilden
sees that the Democratic ina'ority, as
shown by the organization of the llouse
and the course of Morrison, is in favor
of as much free trade as the Morrison
bill contains, ami is going to make it an
issue, and hold the party on the issue.
This being so, neither of the men he
names can get the nomination, and all
must go to the wall and become mal
contents to be conciliated. Somebody
must be nominat"d for whom these men
can work, and he must be able to carry
New York: and if it shall be made to
appear that Tilden is the only safe man
to do it, the call for him will he made
ami yielded to.
Tilden has not given his views on the
tariff, and will not if he continues to
work on the present line. He will let
the tariff men infer that his preference
for Pavne and Randall is evidence of his
concurrence with their views, and he
will sht lit reform so loud that free
traders will be stunned into the belief
that tariff reform is included, and Car
lisle, Morrison, atterson, Springer,
Randolph Tucker and Hurd will all bo
asked to name their individual prefer
ences for Cabinet positions. Probably
this will be to them a satisfactory as
surance that he is at heart a tariff re
former: but if it should not be enough,
he can go further and promise to
sign any bill they can get Congress
to pass. The very silence of the old
man on the tariff is proof that he has
not retired from the field. Were he out
he could have no motive for conceal
ment or ambiguity, but would express
himself as boldly as Hurd or Watters.on
does. He is to be a plattorm in himself,
and there is never such a thing as a
platform explaining itself by a supple
ment and comm -nlary. it must be ac
cepted as built.
In this ease there is more than usua1
reason for appearing not to be a candi
date early. To be in the field is t be
in the way of all aspirants, and subject
himself co their fault-finding criticisms
and hostility. Out of the way, the con
testants can spend their force in stab
bing each other. Out of the field, Til
den need not be questioned, or if ques
tioned he can be evasive out of delicacy
and for the sake of harmony.
The country need not be surprised to
learn in the early summer that Tilden's
health litis wonderfully improved. Dana
understands the old fellow, and sees tho
necessity for taking him who is coming,
lie is doing his best to help it along and
to smash all slates but Tilden's. A
JelT Davis Opens, the t'nmpiign.
The Democratic campaign has opened
in Mississippi by an address from Jeff
Davis to the two houses of the Legis
lature. This unreconstructed and unre
pentant rebel declared that he had no
pardon to ask of the Federal authorities
for his conduct in the past, and avowed
with emphasis that if the same things
were to be done over again he would
not -change his conduct in the least.
By this the arch-traitor meant to be
understood that if the flag of treason
was again to be unfurled and tiia
country plunged into a civil war he
would sustain the same relation to ie
bellion that he" tlid in the past. The
.sentiments thus uttered were received
by the ex-rebels of the Legislature with
applause, and when he further con
gratulated the members upon the South
having regained its autonomy in the
sisterhood of States, and prophesied
that a solid South w:is about to take
"the helm and steer the ship of state
into port." his voice was drowned by
thundering plaudits. On this oc
casion, with the voice of the unpardoned
rebel chieftain ringing in their ears, the
true spirit of Southern Democrats
cropped out. The fuss made over Davis
and the applause which greeted his re
marks plainly show that the "lost
cause" still lives in the hearts of a peo
ple who treacherously murder Repub
licans for presuming to exercise the
right of American citizens. The fell
spirit which inspired the dastardly as
sassination of Matthews in Copiah
county is the spirit which prompted tho
Mississippi legislators to applaud the
envenomed remarks of an outlawed
traitor. It is the same spirit which
animates the Bourbons of Mississippi
ami every other Southern State, and
which inspires the political outrages
and crimes which disgrace that section,
and cause emigrants from other
countries to shun it as though it was
a land filled with leprosy. Jeff Davis
and the Bourbons may fondly dream of
commanding the "ship of state" once
more, but it Will lie found that the Re
publicans of the North will have soma
what to say concerning the matter.
Rescivoir Square, New York, is to
be called Bryant Square, and have tha
Basques are not changed In shape
from tho e worn during the winter,
with pointed front, short sides, and
square postilion plaited back. The
most youthful-looking jerseys have a
vest of a contrasting color," made of
jersey cloth, such as red, cream, or
gray inside black wool jerseys, and
their rolling collar and tlie buttons and
cuffs and postilion plaitings are of vel
vet. A great ileal of silver braid ami
metal bees and butterflies will be used
on the velvet collar and cuffs and vests
of such garments. Buttons are incon
spicuous and small, as they are usually
hidden either by a soft vest or by the
velvet ribbon bows.
( 'lover Mossoms are among the most
popular of tho new spring flowers. In
their natural colors, white and a pink
ish purple, they are remarkably pretty,
and trim most effectively. They are
much used for trimming small bonnets
of delicate gray.
Straight back breadths are one of the
features that promise to find fuvor, but,
although this drapery is straight, it it
so .slillly lined, is its" -If so voluminous
and is worn over so large a pad bustle
that a very bouffant etlect is given.
Three breadths of silk are thus arranged
in two triple box plaits, with an erect
heading at the top, which is hooked
over the end of the basque.
The only universal feature of new
tlraperies is that the fulness begins at
the belt, not several inches below it, as its
design primarily is to enlarge the hips,
and secondarily to soften the severe out
lines of the whole costume; otherwise
this drapery may drop down far
below the knees, or else be very short,
or it may be bunched up in "a quite
short pouf in the back, with straight
box plaiting hanging below this pouf to
the foot of the skirt, or else the entire
back breadths may hang straight from
belt to foot.
The newest jerseys are really short
postilion basques, and are fitted by front
tlarts and side forms precisely as other
basques are, their only special feature
being the webbing of which they are
made, and the fact that they have no
lining and are cut so very small that
they "are easily .stretched into a smooth,
An important feature of the new cos
tume is the appearance of fullness and
width given to the lowerskirr; this full
ness is confined to the outside, however,
as every French dress is made up on a
foundation skirt of silk, alpaca or
silesia, which remains very narrow and
closely gored, measuring not more than
two andthree-c'ghths yards around its
Panuiers, fiounccs. sleeves and Mo
liere vests are made of escurial net,
which forms a most attractive combina
tion with lustrous silk or satin, and
which is more popular at present than
ever before. An entire dress of escurial
Wit over satin makes a very handsome
A striking costume of very pale fawn
colored cashmere for spring wear is
trimmed with sapphire velvet and blue
shot with fawn.
Polonaises are straight princesse
dresses in the back, with a basque front
that may be pointed, or belted with
velvet and a clasp, or else in square
coat shape a la Louis Quatorze, with
square pockets piped with velvet on
each sitle, and a full lace cravat that
reaches from the throat to the waist
line. Straight full box plaited back
breadths are on some of these garments,
while others have the midulo forms cut
off in a point on the tournure, and to
these, gathered in a great roll over the
pad. are added three straight breadths
of silk that hang to the end of the lower
skirt: these breadths are lined with
stiff lawn, are caught with a tape under
neath sewed acroaa half their length be
lovr the waist, and are buttoned (in
visibly) to the low skirt on each side
near the foot.
The long paletots or jackets, with
pointed sides and short backs, once in
lavor for outside wraps, are now re
vived in the richest black materials,
such as gauze velours, jetted net, and
Spanish or thread lace over satin surah
linings. If the dress is black, it is well,
at this intermediate season, to choose
black satin rhadames, or else mer
veilleux, and have jetted net for a soft
vest, and pulled skirt front with tucked
satin side panels and full, long black
Gowns for visiting and afternoon
wear will be made of biscuit cashmere
or line ribbed ottoman cloth, another
new material, combined with shot silk,
velvet or Ottoman broche in various
shades of color, the most popular being
crimson, chaudron. sapphire blue or
rich myrtle green.
Every shade of fawn, from the palest
biscuit "to deep plain brule, will be much
in vogue this spring, as also an uncom
mon "mushroom" brown, dark choco
late blended with red, and anew tint of
bright, warm green
The spring hats that have made their
appearance are straws, the crowns of
which are generally very high and the
brims narrow, and the shades so strik
ing as to be obtrusive, and to fall back
The back breadths of foundation skirts
still have two springs across them to
make them bouffant, and the cushion of
hair sewed to the belt in the back is the
bustle preferred to all others.
Black silks will be much worn this
summer. They will be trimmed with
lace in preference to jet and passemen
terie. The newest and prettiest feather orna
ments for the hair are in white, pale
pink and pale blue, and are powdered
with gold or silver, and mounted as
velvet ribbons with satin on the
wrong side are quite a feature of trim
mings for spring silks. Boston Herald.
The famous Colonel Crockett was
once in company with two men who
quarreled, and in consequence of the at
tempts of the gentlemen pr stnt to
reconcile them, became so furious that
it was thought necessary to control
their seemingly impassioned resnt
nient by hofding them. Colonel
Crockett held unci whose courage fio
had some reason to doubt. andfrom
whom, duriqg the scufilc. he received a
kickon the shins. "See here," said
the Colonel, somewhat angered, "if you
do that again, I 11 let yon go!" The
wrathful "man didn't ""do it ao-atn,"
and the matter was soon honorably
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