29 July 1884
dining- 8. B. Kirby's Visit and Observations of a Personal and Publio NUure. What He Han to Say of the Out. look A Brisk easiness Sea-son Approaching. Mr. S. B. Kirby, of this city, who is vice-president of the Wilson Sew ing machine compauy, returned yer-terday from the ea-t. He is a shrewd and successful business man, aud a reporter of uib Uazette hunted him up and obtained his views as to tbe outlook, personal, financial aud political: How lar east did you got" sai d the reporter. ';As tar as the Hub, but I spent most of my mouth's vacation at Wal- Hngford, Coup., where the factory of our company is situated, and where we are turning out several hundred machines per day." "Do vou aulicipftterrouch of a business this fall?" - "Indeed I do; my assurances are, with anything like a good crop, we will have all we can staud up under. And even as it is now, we are crowd ed witb work. 1 am selling iu Little Hock a very large number of machines and all my agents are doiug a brisk business." ."How do tho people feel in the east relative to the financial situation?" - "It is the general opinion of those with whom I camo iu contact that the worst is already over, and from this on the fiuauoial sky will brighten rapidly, and be as clear as ever it was iu tbe course ot a month or six weeks." "Have you joined the Blaine ranks? Your hat is of that order." ' No, sir; I wear a Cleveland hat, and I never saw a people so thoroughly aroused for auy caudidate as they are for him in the north. It is 'hurrah for Cleveland;' everywhere, aud everybody seems to be workiug to defeat Blaine."