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other crowds who watched the arrival in Washington could think of nothing ao inter •sting as the section ol the Circle which cam along On the special train. Tho wbinon and Blrls were scrutinized on tho railroad station platform, In tho Benato Chamber and out on tho bioak inauguration gratirt-stundDy inter ested thousands Of their sex and at tho other who wondered Just when arid how they hni come to bo in tho luyntlo circle. The men of tho Circle—rosy .Mr. Benedict, who stand tor expansion j thouchttul jiir. Glider, wh represents contraction, and nil the others- were narrowly anil enviously scrutinized bj the great band of orilco seekers who live and struggle hopelessly beyond tho Circle's rim. Questions were asked concerning these liaupj men on tho Insldo and answers wore given which did not show a perfect talth In human nature and which were principally unjust. ifliron " What are tbey here (or?" " What do they expect to get!" •• What will they got?" "How con we get at Cleveland through themi" "Bow much of a pull have they got?" Such were the questions that followed the happy male members of the circle as they pranced about basking lu the sunlight of power and breathing the bracing air of association association with greatness. Before answering carefully the natural and proper questions as to who these intimate friends of tho people's chosen one are and how they came to bo selected to dwell in tho Circle of contentment. It Is gratifying to bo able to state briefly the tacts concerning their relations with IIr. Cleveland and towards each other. Taken as a whole, these are tho qualities of the circle: Sincere frlcnrtsnlp, Unselfishness, Modesty, Simplicity. Of the relation between Mr. Cleveland, the sun which lights up the Circle, and the members members who basK In the Circle's golden glory it may be said, almost wlthoutrescrvatlon, that the only reward which the members el tho Circle ask or expect 13 to sit In the light of Mr.:Cleveland's countenance, to bo called bis friends and that on 51 r. Cleveland's part bis friends havo been selected simply because they were tho kind or folks lie wanted to have around, because their mental mate-up suited his, and not lor anything that they could do tor him. NO SELFISHNESS IN THEIR FIUE.NDSUlr. It Is Indeed pleasing ana It Is truthful to ^say that the loaning towards Cleveland of the great majority of those who dwell In the Circle, 19 as free from guile or selfishness as the leaning of opening flowers towards the (ace of the smiling sun. Of couran the members members of the circle derive strength and beauty and position from tho exalted association which they enjoy, Just as the flower draws life from the sun which attracts it. But there 1: nothing selflsh or mean Inside the Circle's limits. JOK JEFFEK80X. We cannot read the human heart, and theretoro It Is Impossible to say Just how much of the devotion ot tho Laments and the Dickinsons for Mr. Cleveland Is due to the great beuent which they havo derived from their association with the President. Mr. Dou Dickinson owes to Grover Cleveland the political prestige and tbe national fame which now so ntly crown his life ot money, making toll. Mr. Daniel S. Lamont, who holds tho proud posltipu ol Mars lu this great nation, was only a Ilttlo acorn when he was planted by Mr. Cleveland lu tbe rich sollot political and financial preierment. Kow he is a spreading pak, with every branch and twig and leaf dui to Grover Cleveland's planting and care. Yet tor all that hU devotion can bo considered considered unselfish aud he may carry his head as hlt'h'ns Mr. Cleveland himself, allowing for the difference lu stature, lie doubtless has the feeling lor bis great protector which the pole has for mother earth, grateful, lond, ye Independent, realizing equally well the helplessness helplessness ot an acorn without earth and the (act that the earth without acorns coult produce np oaks to shade, decorate and coin- tort It. If men wero not naturally inclined toovi: conclusions they would not even suggesl any soinsh motive m tbe mcklnson.Liim.oni friendship tor Cleveland, Concerning tho other eighteen members of' tho circle no even the most soured, bad and suspicious pi men could find anything but praise to Bing Here are the histories pf these gpod people and of the manner pf their Introduction Into tho charmed Circle. It Is tho stcry pf a social organization which must live In history history as the peaceful and sunlit side pf Grovor Cleveland's career. The historian who tells pf Cleveland's struggles with silver and gon and manufacturers and trusts will bo false to his duty it he does not turn 10 these columns and tell also hpw, whou ;the stprm waa pver, he went nsb.lng, with Jpo .jeflersopi went yacbtln? with IS. C. ilenudlct, or discussed IPDB wprds and; tbe doiibfe .nogat?vp''wlth Klcbard Watscm Glider, '< TUB Mr. E. c. lioiicdlct lsa-Yankee and a very [successfulone.' Ills success, however, has been inadfi outHldo or YnnUoeland, some of it loNew Yorkuuda'ama'of.lt lo Cbjoajip, iu s success IB represented entirely by dollars 'uiitl cents, lie Is a very rlob, very oneiguilo and highly respected banker and broker. 1 hero Is a .strong tie, bet n ecu Mr. Cloio- boa anil Mr. Benedict from tho fact that " i ambition ot bis boy- When Ororcr Cleveland was a tnt lit- tie boy a't FayettoTlllo lie wrote'nn essay In school on time, and pointed out tbo fact tbat George Washington nnd Thomns JclTerson had both; by Improving tholr time, become Presidents ol tbo United states. Evidently pnrontly for anything else on earth. Bo delights delights to stand on the bridge of the Onclda wltb a swelling chest and pink cheeks to tell tho winds of tho Atlantic that they can blow nny too hnrd to suit him. Mr. Uencdlct belongs to tho follonln clubs: The New Vork Yacht Club, the son his childish ambition was to Improve his i wnnhaka Yncht ciuo, tho Mauhattan cm time and become I'tesldenu Ho uns done both, Mr. llcnedlct as n boy was very tond of boats. Ho longed to become a tnlllunialro and own n big sailboat. He has done better than that; ho 1ms become several times a millionaire and owns n very big sen-going steam yacht, tho Onclda. .Mr. and Mrs. llcne- dlct, llvo nt No. 10 West Fifty-first strict with two unmarried daughters, Helen and Louise, remarkably clever, good-looking and attractive girls. Tlio U'Ird daughter, tno oldest child, Is married and lives In Morristown. Morristown. Her namo Is Mrs. Turnbull. Mr. Benedict owns tho houso next to tho ono In tvblcn ho lives, No. is West 1'IIty-llrst This Is the houso irhlch Mr. Cleveland rents. thereby putting Himself right next, lo his good friends, tho Benedicts. Tno Vnnderbllt houses arc right across tho way, on the corner corner ot Fifth avenue. The Rockefellers, friends or tho Benedicts, and many other rich, dls tlnculsbed or Intellectual people crowd iho neighborhood. Mr. F- C. Benedict's son, Fred Benedict, la a partner In his lather's banking establishment establishment and recently married Miss VIrstnl Coudert, the daughter of Frederic Coudert, tho able lawyer and President of tho -Man jattan Club, who Is talked about as tho next Minister to France. Mr. Benedict, who Is perhaps Mr. Cleveand's Cleveand's closest personal friend, or certainly divides I hut honor will. Klchard Watson under 1C ho hasn't It all to himself, nrst became became Interested In Grover Cleveland's personality personality by reading his speeches and tho various expositions of his theories, which he greatly admired. Mr, Benedict had been a topubllcan, but Joined tho noble Democratl: band practically, if not ofllclally, aa a result of the effect which Air. Cleveland's opinions had upon him. Grover Cleveland and Mr. Benedict became acquainted early In that period of four years »hlch succeeded tho Inauguration of Harrl- ion, and which was devoted by Mr. Cleveland ocontemplatlon and study, free from cares of IIBM1T TII.LAKI). tatc. Mr. Cleveland was at that time very ond of Joseph Jefferson, the actor. Joseph clferson wua already In tho circle, which hen lucked completeness In various ways, specially lacking tho Indorsement of the oto which Cleveland got last November. Ir. Benedict's meat frlcud was Edwin tooth, tho actor. Hero was another lo between Benedict and Cleveland.' 'erhaps they wera brought together nrough these two grand old men of the American stage. Mr. Benedict used often to ake Mr. Booth In hU yacht, ana Mr. Cleveand Cleveand used to fish In Buzzard's Bay, overlooked ly Joseph Jefferson's house. It la pleasing to hlnk that Jefferson and Booth may havii met some Dne day, Jefferson leading Mr. Icvoland and Booth leading Mr. Benedict by ho hand, and that each may have sold to the ther, " This Is my great friend, I want him obe your groat friend's great friend," thus lantlng the friendship which developed so rllllantly. It is certain that very shortly after they met Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Benedict put heir arms around each other's shoulders and eclded to go through life more or less to. ;othor. Mr. Benedict took Mr. Cleveland off n bis yacht. In fact, be transformed that 'essol Into a ferryboat to tako Mr. Cleveland wherever he wanted to go. Mr. Cleveland on his part doubtless developed Mr. Benedict mentally, eradicating carefully any remain- ng signs of Itepubllcan vlclousnes* lu the vorthy financier, and planting In his willing heart true and pure theories of tariff reform, civil-Service reform, national economy and general goodness. The cementing of this lasting friendship must havo been as gratifying to all the mem- lors ot the two families as to the two family heads. Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs. Benedict and her daughters are lino typos ot American womanhood. womanhood. The friendship of Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Benedict extends to all members of both amlllea. Mr. Benedict, who may perhaps bo considered considered tho dean ot tho Circle by reason of age, dignity and prosperity, is tho head of the firm of E. u. Benedict H, Co., and has offices at No. KB Broad street. At one lime he liad Gov. Flower lor a partner, under tho firm name ol Benedict £ Flower. Tho members of theflrm at present are Mr. Benedict, his cousin, Mr. F. II. Benedict, an experienced railroad man, and Fred Benedict, Mr. E. c. Benedict's son. ami tho flayers'Club. It Is ho who gave t tho Players' tha nuzninccnt portrait of Kd win Booth, by Sarony, and It ivas on hi yacht, the Onclda, that tbo Idea of foiindln tho Players' originated In the minds of Law rrnco Hutton, Lawrence Barrett, E. C. Hone diet and Kdnln Booth, who donated the club, bouse. .Mr. Hcnuillct 13 a inau who delights In tin pleasures of his friends and does many things lo mako their lives cheerful. Ho and Mr. O. N. T. Clark, tho well-known thread gentleman, are the proudest honorary mem bers of the Mendelssohn nice Club. Mr Clark gave the glee club a house to live In Mr. Benedict takes tho liny active members off lor anno trip on his yacnt every year Tho management or thl.s trip Is usually coa- r.ded to his sou, Mr. Fred lk>no;lict. Mr. Fred Benedict umli'Mtands ibnroiu'lily (ha art o making men happy ut RIM or on stiuro, for ho was oucn chief iui!i»b:<r of Uio Kabblt I'lub, an organization h.u v.ould havo Alice and her friei.tij. Mr. Benedict is a man whogoi's about but ilttlo socially, nltli'.iiuli the ladles of hi family attend mos:. ot t!i-> Important events which lino Ihn usual society column and entertain considerably. .Mr. Benedict's latnlly a not what would u> e.tlli'il ono or tho distinctively distinctively fashionable l-mlllea of Now York. t Is as faslilonat'!' 1 , however, ns any American family can hope to bo which has not been Messed with a lartjij fortuno for several generations, and whloh lacks the oadylng-, scheming, boot-licking i|unilties .hat enable occasional American families buddcnly rich to parade In fashionable jackdaw jackdaw feather*. Tho HciuMlcts Irom tho Four lundred point ot vlow wcro decidedly moro ashlonable, that Is to say, were Intimately [cipialntcd with moro high and well-dressed icopte when they met tho Clcvclauds than rcre the latter. XSVLiNIl'S ISO BENEDICT'S FINANCIAL RELATIONS. RELATIONS. The natural licllnatlon, born ot envy, to ook for some underhand motive In such a rlendshlp as that between Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Benedict Is gratified by the following aragrapb, which appeared lu a Wall street newspaper last week: Grover Cleveland goes back to tho White louse a much richer man than when ho left Ills prollts In Wall street In Consolidated ins, Chicago Uas and Sugar are estimated at icarly $1,000.000." It Is not necessary to place any credence In his statement. The best posslblo reason tor eltevlng it untrue will be found In tho fact hat (lie man who made the statement cither led out of whole cloth or betrayed tbe conll- ouco placed In him. It can do no harm, how- vcr, to five what in Wall street circles, vhf re n great many men are dishonest and vhere most|boueylmendccllne to believe lu tho oncsty of others purpors to bo tho story of levcland'o llnanclal dealings with K. C. lien- diet and of what purports to explain tho lose relationship between tho two. The point, of toursc. Intended to bo mado :i tnu paragraph quoted was '.hat Mr. Bene- Ict, who, us h.is beon said, Is actively mter- sted in Chicago Ga3 nnd Consolidated Gas, ad teen able to toresea tho Iluctuntlons In ho stock of the two concerns, and, In the anguayo of the street, took Mr. Cleveland In or a good thing. Whether or not this Is so iObodr can tell, and It does not seem to bo nybody's business but that of the persons oucorned. Mr. Cleveland, being out of office, ould not affect Chicago (las or consolidated las, aud, with Ilttlo Hutu at huma rapidly 'rowing un lo tho age of expensive bonnets ,nd dresses, there was no reason why Mr. ,'Ievcland should not buy gas stocks Just ns : DANIBL 8. I.AS10NT. Mr. Benedict Is looked upon In Wall streel as a remarkably shrewd business man, and Is supposed to be worth by thoso who estimate figures conservatively $3,000,000 or M.OOO, POO. lie Is'lntorested principally In gas com panics, and is believed to have mado a grea deal ol money by transactions In gas stocks. IIiu firm had u good deal to do with the Muulc Ipal Gus Company, which was afterwards ab- BorbQd by tho consolidated Gas company, an Mr. Benedict was a groat factor lu the cm cago Gas .company, which has treated wal street to several Interesting sensations In tii past two years, The stock has had a baiil pt dropping da» n and then Jumping up, mos disquieting to the nerves of those whos iQlsfortuno it was not to bo with Mr. Jlouodlc and tithor brilliant men on thu luelcle. 1IKNBPJCT TUB YAOIUBMAN. Mr, Benedict's country house is at Grpen wlcb, conn. Ilu has a, lint) bouse, thong not,at all a pretentious one, and u goot stable ot'Uorseo. ills own pleasure, however s derived from his yacht and from Uls frleuij ship wltn UIIS. DANIEL S. LAHONT. ie would make any other investment, tak- ng advantage ot any useful Information that i friend might volunteer to give, provided ho iciloved In that friend's honesty and slncer- ty. Tho intimation that Mr. Cleveland had been "put Into a good thing" by Mr. Benedict, Benedict, wltb tho understood arrangement that lie was to bo guaranteed against loss, Is unworthy. unworthy. Such a guarantee would bo cqulva. cut to accepting aa apresontasum of money. That Is a sort ot thing that, financial magnates magnates <lo for bmull politicians, police ofllclala or others whom they wish to reward or bribe In a delicate fashion. Nobody would be apt to try more, than once to operate In that man- uor on Clrover Cleveland. It Is quite possible that Mr. Cleveland may have made a large sum, especially In Chicago Gas, but ho may make u goad deal moro If he really has gone Into tho thing aud It those who boom the stock at present are correct in their predictions. WHAT MAV COJIB OK OIUOAQO OAS. Chicago Gas, which dropped from 00 to ao just, alter tho unfortunate Nathaniel Jones, ot Chicago, wont into it, thus causing him n loss of a quarter of a million, is now quoiod at 88 j If It survives tho blackmailing enter, prlso ot Chicago Aldermen and profits as extensively extensively as Is hoped, by tho added business resulting from Iho World's Fair, It may go much higher. It It does, and Mr. Clovelont is really in It, ho will make u much larger fortune In Wall street than gossips are credit- Ing him with. It it does the other thing, he and Mr. Benedict may share tho unhappy ex. porlenco ot poor Mr. Jones, who was com polled to drop out ot tho well-known Wal street llrui of Jones, Konnott & llopklns. Ii any event, it will be nobody's business. The intimation that Mr. Cleveland has dabbled In sugar stock on tho advlco ot K. c Benedict or of anybody else Is a very differ out matter. Tho profits to be mado In suga are due to the macbluatlon? of tho tiuga Trust, A inosl pernicious sample of tho trust which Grover Cleveland has been ohoaen h. the people to put down. Tho Sugar Trust, wlt/i us capital stock of $76,000,000, is an organ! zatlon maintained through the efforts ot thl State's moat brilliant lawyers In -defiance o the law. It Is a trust Interested flnanotall In the Hawaiian question, whloh Orovc Cleveland must decide very.largely. It I sate to say that ho has had nothing to d with It, and that he will never doul with l except through Confess, or ^oino otlto .branch ot tho nation's Government, Other stutements Heating abgut Wall st/rne describe Graver Cleveland as having m,ad money tu almost every big stoott Huotuatlo that has affected the market tor months past. Dotluiu Btatomnn s imyp been made, concern lug bis Interest, la the Uotropoutaa TraoUo Company In whloh Mr. Whitney and Mr. Lamont are so deeply interested and tor which favorable logislni Ion can do so much. Mr. Cleveland may have mado money In a certain nay In the Traction Company, bu not as Is suggested. Ho was a mcmbc ot tho law ilrm of Bangs, Stetson, Trnoy £ MacVcagh. lie may bo Interested In Iho firm still, although It Is presumed that he has entirely withdrawn fron it to attend to more Important duties. That Ilrm presented in a legal way tho In tcrcsts of tho Traction Company and while Mr. Cleveland was a member ot tho firm ho presumably received bis share ot tho money DON MASUKI. DICKINSON. aid to the Ilrm by tho company. At the nine time It Is posslblo that, bo received no uca share, sluco the torms of bis agree- icnt with the firm arc unknown to tho ubllo, and may hnvn concerned only tho usincss which ho himself brought lu or nt- cnded to personally. E. c. Benedict, dean of the circle, certainly ants nothing of the Administration. THE UILDKIIH. Tho Ulldors are as Intimate with tho levolands as tho Benedicts. They lived at arlon, .Mass., when Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland vcd there, and Mrs. Gilder Is as Intlmato u rleud of Mrs. Cleveland as Jir. llilder Is of r. Cleveland, which. Is a great deal to say. r. Gilder Is tbe editor of tho century and as made the great success of that Buccooslnl ubllcatlou. It has b»un said tbat ho loved laveland because he thought Cleveland •ouid mako him Minister to Spain, and be- auso It would bo appropriate lor him to go o Spain, as Washington Irving had done, hat u nonsense. Mr. Glider possesses bsolute Independence among other quall- os. nis devotion to Grover Clove- and, who Is BO different from him In very possible way, may bo considered musing, but It Is certainly sincere, llo lakes more money In a literary way and has ore fun making It than lie could got out of :iy mission or other office that Grover Clovc- nd could possibly glvo him, Many Americans know moro about lilchnrd 'atson Glider than they do about Grover leveland, because thoy havo road more of ho products o( bis brain. Mr. Ollder, besides elng cdltor-ln-chlef of tho Century Ma tnt. nc, Is Inlorcsied In almost everything that DCS ou in an Intellectual way. llo Is Interned Interned In the Tbcntrs of Arts and Letters, and entered heart and soul Into the childish ndertaUine which the Municipal League as- umed when It tried to slaughter Tain- niuiy Hall to mako a Mugwump holl- uy. Mr. Glider lives lu an old-fasuloncd ouao at No. 55 Clinton place, lip njoys his Hie, entertains and knows iill 11 sorts of people, and does not entirely dfa- ulr, tho fashionable eot, Mr. Glider's Ir.tl- iato friends Include llonry M. Stanley, Mir dwlu Arnold, radorowskl nnd many lash- onablc persons who shall not bo mentioned long.sldo of theso simply because the com- arlsou would be too cruel. Mr. Under oven UOWB and has received at his houso Mmc. )use, the remarkably sensitive, reUr- ng and Intelligent Italian actress vliorn even the moat daring ot ow York's lion-hunters have not boon ble to tamo. Wblio New Yorkers, young nd old, of great wealth and full of dtnlratlou for talented eccentricity, have con vainly Btrliln;' to mako a spike team of adcrcwskl and Duso and Grossmlth, Mr. llder, simply by his fine character, has been ble to tamo all three, a regular moderu tnrary Orpheus with his lute. Mr. Ollder was born In Uordentown, N. J., 0 that he halls from tbe same state as Mr. lovoland. Mr. Glider's father kept a school bore, and It was In this school that tho ou received his education. When ho entered n tho real business or life he became a ticket gent in tho omco ot tho railway that runs hrough his farm) 1 As ho grew older, how- ver, literary and Journalistic tastes uovol- pod and he went into newspaper work In Newark, and Mnally became the editor of a lerlodlcal entitled " Hours it Home." The business ot this publication developed atlafaotorlly and Its prosperity furnished 'a for a deal with the old bcrlbner nonthly, then under tho .editorial management management of Dr. J. u. Holland. Mr. Gilder became 1 sub-editor under Dr, Holland under tho ur- angements that wero then made, aud held his position for several years. When Dr. lollaud wont to his reward, Mr. Qllder took he vacant chair. Tbo Gliders are an exceedingly Interesting amlly. Col. ailder, the oldest brother, Is a nan whoso explorations In tho Arptlu zone uvo been valuable, Interesting and import- nut, aud ho Is widely esteemed nud respected. Ha has a Bister, Jeannetta W. Qllder, who Ives with Col. Qtlder at New Kochello, and vho, assisted by a younger brother, Is editor if tho admirable literary magazine known is the Critic, and who Is also a regular con- .rlbutor to newspaper magazines ana newspaper newspaper syndicates. Her articles deal almost entirely with literary matters and demonstrate demonstrate careful Investigation and conscientious conscientious execution. TUB FHBRUAN FAMILY. The Frccnmns, who have beon uamea above, are an Integral part ot tbe Cleveland circle. I'ho Freomans have a handsome place at Lakowood, and Mrs. Cleveland was In tho habit ot driving out a great deal lu tho Freeman Freeman family carriage lu preference to her own while there, and frequently dined at the Fruoinan house. Frauds 1*. Freeman Is one of tho oldest and most solid and conservative brokers In Wail street. Tho Ilrm Is .Francis r. Freeman & Co. and their place of busl. ness is at No. 48 Exchange place. Mr, Freeman la an old personal friend and foU lo.wju.ot commodore Vanderbllt, ana It is stated tbat it was the commodore who put him into Wall street and conducted through his oOlco a number ot his most important stock'speculations. Previous to going into Wall street he waa la the fancy ttooda business business and waslooated In Maiden lane. He never mado a groat fortune, but Is believed to bo comfortably welt off, ana tlie Vanderbllt connection connection IB still maintained to a certain slight extent.. This IB Indicated by the faoi that Mr. Freeman still nas a brokerage office lu Forty.sooond street, near the Grand feu- tral Depot. Mr, L. Clarke Davis Is the chief editor'PL Mr. aepigo'W, ohllds'n newspaper, the Philadelphia Philadelphia Lodger, it thu statement tuat the Ledger lias become Cleveland's person*! or Ban on trim, W« faor IB uwnwmpnably due tp Mr. Cleveland's great irlendihip for Mr Davis ana to hW gr**t reipegt tor Mr Davit's opinions and advice. Mr. Cleveland undoubtedly sharf.i the universal American respect nnd admiration 'for Mr. George W. Ohl|da, but. his close relationship with the Lcdtfor hns been established through Mr. Duvls. Air. IJnUs Is nn old friend ot Mr. Cleveland, llo first mot him on n shooting expedition lu the South. He and his wife, Mrs. Ucbecoa Harding Davis, havo llvcc nt Marlon for sovernl summers. Mr Davis has ono daughter and tno sots, Charles Belmont Davis nnd Jtlcb- arl Harding Davis, both able and promising young men. A protty story Is told of tlio way lu which Mr. Davls's son nichnrd dedicated a book to Mrs. Cleveland without antagonizing Mr. Cleveland's well, known objection to having his wife's name dragged Into needless publicity. Mr. and Mrs. Olldor bnvo very beautiful Ilttlo cull, dron of various ages. Young Mr. Davis Is tho godfather and .Mrs. Cleveland Is tho god. mother of one of theso Interesting Ilttlo literary literary pledges. Mr. Davis dedlcatod a book of his clevorstorles "to tho godmother or Miss (Hitler." Tlio Mlsi Glider 111 question wns nt that tlmo tho size of an ordinary stove-pipe hat and was named Frances Folsom Folsom Cleveland Glider, but of course the (enerul, cruel public know nothing about nil thau ciiiiinToriinii rot.u.Miifs IIAI.UWIK. Mr. Unldwln has been an Inthniite frlond ot ilr. Cleveland for a number uf years. Tho rloml.-ihlp Is both personal anil political, 'ubllo opinion comers upon him at present ho ucalro tu become Minister to luissla. Vhllo nobody can urolond that Ur. Baldnlu s :roi- from the worldly ambitions and van- ties that urgn us all on to grunt dcfus, II nay bo stated confidently ami conlldentlally bat Mr. Baldwin does not want to bo Min- uter to Hussln, but simply wants to onjuy ho pleasant sensation of saying, " No, thank •ou, cluvcland, I'd like to go to Hu.fsln to ibllge you, hut circumstances prevent, nnd >s a matter of fact 1 much prefer to stay nt lome and revel In the inysi Ic circle with you, tillder, Benedict imtl the ro*l." Mr. Baldwin Is a Maryland man by birth, iUt lor years has been luttresied In NHW York, llo has btcn identified with the pollt- oal and tho nnnnclal and railroad history of ho town. At one time he wns President or he Loulsvllln and Nashvlllo Itallrond, Whoso ilstory has perhaps been moro eventful nnd picturesque than any other railroad whose .locks hnvo been dealt, with on thi; Slock K\- ihunse. While Mr. Baldwin was President 1.1 no road ho conceived It to bo his duly, ami loncstly conceived It no doubt, to support ho L. ,t N. quotations ou iho market. AS this was supposed to be dono In tbo Interest it tho road, tbe funds of the company were used for t.he purpose, and the outcome was dia- istrouj, both to the railroad nud Mr. C. C. laldwln. Tno railroad recovered from the llsastor and Is now believed to bo an excel- ent railroad proi-oriy. In tho course PI 'oars Mr. Baldwin has also recouped hlm- iclf, aud, to a cerium extent, has regained >oth his niiRuclnl and social position. He Is a member of tlio Manhattan club, and at one line was ono of tho governors of the Union Club. Through nu polltlcil amilatlous he net Mr. Cleveland shortly alter ho became Governor of tho state, In lss;i, and they havo beon on Intlmato terms ever inco. Mr. Iialilwln gave a dinner at tho Arlington Hotel to a large number or Mr. Cleveland's personal and political irlouds on ho nig hi, of the Inauguration. This dinner ot .Mr. Baldwin's was interpreted interpreted to mean that bo really was going to lussla and tliat everything was settled. iVliether It meant that or uot, Grovor Cleve- Aiid and time will tell. Jilt. VlLLAltn. Mr. Villnrd's luilmacy with Mr. Cleveland la it 3 from Mr. Cleveland's establishment In [otv York on thi! conclusion of his first term as .President. Mr. Vlllard was n liberal con- .rlbutor to tbo Democratic campaign fund, ind tho .Evening Post, of which Mr. Vlllard Is understood to be ono of tho principal owners, >as advocated Mr. Cleveland's cldcuon and supported his public acts with tup utmost constancy. Till: DICKINSONS AND LAMONTS. The relations between tho Dickinsons and .ho Clovelauds and the Laments and iho Clovelands aro matters of recent current history. history. Ic lu scarcely necessary lo dwell upon .hem. Laniont was a protege* ot Samuel J. rildon, tp whom he had been introduced by the late Edgar K. Apgar. and U was Mr. Apgur's speech In the State Convention of 188'J that finally boat out Flower and Bio. cum anil secured Mr. Cleveland tho nomination nomination tor tho Governorship. Lamont worked or Cleveland's election and Immediately ttor election Cleveland sent for him to come to Buffalo. Lament's Intimate knowl- idgo of State politics—tho knowledge ot all well-regulated newspaper reporters was ot course of the greatest posslblo service at this juncture, and Cleveland's offer to Lamont Lamont ot the private secretaryship so that they could be closely connected came along naturally and logically. The growth of tho personal, Intlmato and almost affectionate •elatlons between tho youne politician and Us chief aro matters or which nearly every, body is cognizant. At for the Dickinsons, Don K, Dickinson first mot Mr. Cleveland In Albany la the fall ot 1884, Immediately after Mr. Cleveland had been elected to the Presidency. At that time Mr. Dickinson was not yet forty years ot ago. lie had been graduated from tho State University at Ann Arbor In 1800,' and had begun the practice ol' law in Detroit In IHHO. lo had been Huccessiul, and oven at that tlmo was estimated to be worth $500,000. He had •one Into politics, and as Chairman ot the State Central Committee he had dono marvels in tho way ot cutting down the Republican majority lu Michigan. When he wont to Albuuy to BOO Mr. Cleveland ho went as a member of a Detroit delegation. delegation. He seems to havo Impressed Mr. Cleveland Immediately. lie liked Dick. Inspu's short aud business-like way ot expressing expressing himself. Above all be admired In Dim the apparent hesitation with which ha ventured to glvo advice or mako suggestion. In this respoot he was so unlike all tho other callers who thronged Mr. Cleveland's presence, presence, and who, In view ot Mr. Cleveland's Inexperience, wanted to teach him how to run things. When Mr. Dickinson returned to Detroit ho felt that a wider career was opening before before him. If he could Induce tho President to accept his Ideas with respect to the appointments appointments to bo distributed among lllehl Kan statesmen he might hepo when a Democratic Democratic Legislature was elected to sodurom United States aonutoraulp from his native native State. Mr. Dickinson accordingly was In Washington on tho 4th • ol March 1886, and there Is pq doubt llmi, his Influence with the President; was very groat. >Monc- gomcry ot Michigan wat mado Commissioner pf Patents, Latbrop was made Minister to Huasla; I'ownra was nominated for .iiidgo o the Supremo.Court, to Utah, Bwlnoford Ipi Governor otAliiuka, Bancroft lor Collector o Customs for Port Huron, Watson for Oelleoto: at Graud Uavon. sumo ot these appoint ments were declared to .bo unfit, .and in thi case particularly of Powers .charges.wore brought against him ana he was never con finned. The complications that arose hen are mUd to have imcu pupted, iho friendship p Mi', Cleveland and Mr. Dickinson Ipr tuo.Urn bolng, but all 1119 fiamo In 1887, two yoai later, when It became apparent that Mr DIOKlugou could not no to tho henuta, ho \vi> VIIM, who was transferred to the Interior Department " ' '; • f ; * - • . ,. • oriiBn Hniinnna OF TUB cinci.R. Joseph Jefferson will not need any Intro- ductlon or praise so long as Hip Vau Wlnkln Is remembered In tho land. Mr. Jefferson I: a flue old gentleman who knows almost everything anJ who can act and paint wlih equal facility. Ho has built a fine hi? houso, overlooking Buzzard's Bay, for himself to llvo In, nml has bulit other lino houses for Ills children to occupy about him. When he l.i off tho stage ho gojs fishing u an old unit-bout In bis old clothes, with a very old hat In which ho sticks his lies. He la glod to know Mr. Cleveland, nnd Mr. Cleveland Is vqry tond ot him. out of affection for sir. Jefferson ho addressed tho actors at an Important meeting which they >eld not long since, nnd told them l hat they vorcn very fine body ot men. As actors do very Ilttlo voting, it will bo seen that no bettor motive than to plonso Mr. Jefferson could havo Induced Mr. Cleveland to make he address. Nathan Straus Is a very bis, powerful sain- lie of tho New York business man. It Is un- lorslood that ho lias had tlw honor, without .tivortlslng tho fact, of declining various po- Itl'iiM under the Administration. Ho has ecu useful to Mr. Cleveland in many ways, specially In tho way of Bound advice on lUslncss questions. Mr. Straus Is Iho sort ot :ian WHO by building up a largo fortune roves that ho can grapple with the law con- crnlnj,-1 he survival of tho fittest, and l hen hows himself worthy ot bis good luck by olng what good lies in his power. Ho is the iau who during tuu recent cold weather rovldol coat-dicks at which tho poor light securo coal in quantities, how. ver small, at tho lowest wholesale price, Htcadot paying moro than was demanded f the very rich, as they must usually da Mr. uH, an honored member ot tho Cleveland Ircle, Is a worthy representative of the Irelo's uusclilshncss and sincerity. He ccr- nlnly wants nothing that Mr. Cleveland can ivo except Mr. Cleveland's friendship. If one might bellovo thu malicious and ealous, all tlio male motuDors of tho uoble Irclo want and hope tor something, liven 00 Jeftcrson Is accused ot a dcslro to bo llulstor to some place or otner, nud tho Inns ot thoso scheming ones to shiver round the circle's edge It carried out would esult In tho utter breaking up of tbe Circle nd tho ^altering ol Its parts over the aur- ace of the earth. No such breakup will occur, however, nnd at tho end ot the lour yenra tho Irclo will remain Intact ana will meet In •Jew Yorl; instead of lu Washington to oon- emplate and gloat over tho magnificent voikdono by its shining sun and centre 1 rover Cleveland. TIIK EFFORTS OP THE OCT8IDK HEATHEN. With true Inspiration the artist hhows tho .ttltudu of tho general public towards this xcluslve and admirable circle. Envy on a addur may bo seen peeping inside iho edge, iid In wonder, hopo nnd despair crowding bout. JitTorta ot all kluda are mado to pone- rate the circle aud add to its number. But vho shall bo found worthy to spoil tho magic yinmetry of tho number yjt The moru de- Iro to lie In tho Circle forbids entrance to the .mbltloua ono, for all those who are Insldo nterod by aecldont, or at least by natural election, and not, by design, lirlliluuuy of mind will not oblnln admission, admission, for brilliancy lu its most highly lovelopod torm Is not the characteristic 01 hocirclo'a Inhabitants. Great social eminence eminence will not supply an ofilcient pasapori. Yard, McAllister himself could not climb the larrler whlou tihuta him out ot this exclusive lathering. Mrs? Paran Stevens could not got n even should she make a niobt forcible np ieai, and tho lady who used to bo spoken o ,3 sully Uargous would bo relentlessly cast out u she wero to present herself in her moai etching yellow gown with low nock and .hurt sleeves. Tho circle Is llnlshedj it is complete. It cannot bo disturbed. It la as 2Vcrhistlng as thn constitution ol tho United States, and nothing but tho voto of the President President and all thoso Interested can amend It. 1BVIHO TO KNTKR THB CIRCLE. Endless am tho wiles ot thoso who strive to climb over thu circle's fence and get Inside. I'ho stratagems of Chlugaohgook, tho Great Serpent, who rondo a specialty ot penetrating orts, was moro child's play compared to tho vlles which American mothers and fathers mvo thought out, and by which t'loy fondly hoped to become members ot this Clrclu lero Is a touching Instance—one of many. OHO bright, sunshiny morning tho mother ot a household, whoso desire It wns to establish social relations with tbe Clovelands, dressed up their Ilttlo girl nnd Instructed her to go and play ou the Cleveland doorstep. The oungster tal*hlully followed Instructions, and finding the Cleveland doorstep a very comfortable and roomy structure, played here with great Industry and untiring energy energy during all the morning hours of one day and then returned home tor lunoh. In the afternoon she returned to the doorstop and resumed festivities. In the cool of the afternoon Mrs. Cleveland emerged trom tho house Intent, on au after, loon walk, and noticing the little girl stopped nnd spoke to her. In tho midst ot the conversation conversation the mother ol tbe Ilttlo girl ap. pearea ou tho scene, and Mrs. Cleveland made he natural Inquiry whether or no this pretty Ittle child did not belong to tho well-dressed woman who had thus mado her appearance. A response in tho affirmative led on to a ileasant conversation and an exchange of visiting cards. But It was only an acquaintance that was thus developed. It was not an Intimate friendship, very far from being the profound and unusual relationship which Is necessary to make admission possible to tho Circle. Ol the Clovelnnds themselves it Is ploaslng to bo ablo to announce that they, who havo been chosen by tho whole people to occupy tho highest position In this land, are nbso- uttly independent of and above tho social In- lluenco ot tho few who placidly elect them- appointed Postinaster-aenei'ak lusleaa ot selves leaders nnd representatives of Amerl. can society and who live, cat and drink on Filth avonue lu this c.lty, Mr. Ward McAllister, tho Moses ot society, declares that Mr. Arthur, onco President ot the United states, drooped, pluod tiud died earlier than ho need have dono because of his discovery that, Now York society of tho highest kind would not welcome him to its arms. Mr. McAllister will never bu nblo to record nny such iact concerning Grover Clevc laud. PAMU10XA1II.K SOCICTV H1NOUED. When tho Clovelands llr.it came toNov York to llve.Svhlch waa In iho winter of ISHU, subsequent to their removal from Washington, Washington, they established thtmselves niter a preliminary stay at tho Victoria Hotel, In lioudsoiuo house at Mnalson avenue nnd sixty-seventh street. There wns then n groat deal of talk ns to whether or not Mro. Cleveland would bo accepted by New Vork society. There Is no necessity tor re viewing tho arguments which wcro advanced advanced at thn time, which wcro of a very weighty character, but It wns decided Uy tho sages of tho Union club and tho om ladles who drink 5.t>'clock tea in drawing- rooms thnt Mrs. Cleveland could not expect tills distinction, as her husband was not a wealthy man, und was hot thcretoro In u position to return nny costly entertainments which might bu given In her honor or to which she might be Invited. It. was pointed out, ol course, that iho Whitney* wero I in- close frlunds nnd that Mrs. Cleveland was entitled entitled to consideration on tho strength or being tho wile ol tho c-x-rresldcnt, and there- toroto tomo extent holding an official position, position, but these considerations were declared to be of HO serious Import. Probably tho puoplo least Interested In this illscusslon wero Mr. nnd .Mrs. Cleveland themselves. Like the anxious inquirers who aro constantly wondering how they will kill ;lino until time comes along and kills them, Mr. nnd Mrs. Cleveland quietly put New York society on ono sldo, while society waa madly discussing where they should put Mr. nnd Mra. Cleveland. The Cleveland* have no yearning after cotillon dances nnd balls, and although .Mrs. Cleveland appeared at Ward McAlliater's boll and In iho supper-room sat at tho table of honor, tho appearances of the Cleveland* In society wero extremely rare. So far us their social lito Is concerned, the 'X-Prosldeut and his wlit< wanted, Ilrat ana foremost, people around them ot congenial tastes, and If their society was to have any peculiar color or character, that color and character they desired should ue n literary ono. All the early ambitious of Mr. Cleveland, Cleveland, outside of the legal profession, were of n literary character. From tho time that he wrote tho essays whlcn are published In an article on his boyhood in another part of this paper, to tho time when he ran for Assistant District - Attorney at Bun'ulo, and long aft, rwurds, hla study ot tho English language and of literary style and ol words, wos unceasing and Indefatigable. Indefatigable. 0110 ot his earliest and favorite tasks, according to nn old Buflnlonlnn who know him well, was to copy words out ol the dictionary, dictionary, writing them over nnd over ngaln until he was familiar with them, analyzing thorn and dlssectlug them nnd examining them with reference to their ct;;moloslcal derivation. >IK!>. CLKTKLAND'3 UTEIIAUI TASTES. Mrs. Cleveland'* ambitious nro also lu a sense literary. It was stated when tho cluve- lands Ilrst settled In Now York that Mrs. Cleveland contemplated doing some literary work and publishing ihn result to tho world. I'ho only foundntlou tor IU(B report, however, was that Mrs. Cleveland had done aiiroat deal ot writing, ehlelly In tho direction of romance, and many ot thusu romances had been rend nnd applauded by her friends. Ite- currlng to thu discussion ot her relations with New York society, It wns known thnt nt this time she expressed to ninny people a strong dcslro to do something thnt would set her apurt Irom tho women who alrldod their time between tho ballroom aud the dressmaker's parlors, and theso expression!, coming to tho ears ol various publishers and magazine editors lend to numerous tempting offer* tor the products ot her pen. Theso wore nil promptly rejected, aud Mra. Cleveland Cleveland satisfied her literary tastes aatl tho-io ot Mr. Cleveland by giving as lar ns posslblo n literary llnvor to tho Clevelnud circle that wns at that tlmo Blowly rounding lo us present amj.lc nnd attractive proportions. Geographically tlio Cleveland circle Is a small circle. Mew York may bo selected as Its Imaginary ccutro. with Buffalo on the west, cape Coa on iho east, Lakowood and Washington on tho south and nothing In particular particular on the north unless wo look upon Don Dickinson's homo as tho northern boundary. In the way of Intellectual resources, how- over, tho circle la an enormous one. Mr. Cleveland can supply almost anything thnt any member ot tho circle may require. Each member ot tho circle hns some special talent, or mental construction which renders him valuable ond endears him to Cleveland, the circle's shining light. It Mr. Cleveland wants to know how to talk without tiring his volcn, how to roach men fur oil In tho gallery or oil the outer edge Of tho big crowd, Joseph Jefferson can tell him, for ho has boon doing l hnt kind of thing tor llfty years. If ho condescends to make nn Inquiry concerning practical poll, tics, nbove which he usunlly soars, Lainont or Dou Dickinson can answer promptly. It ho roads a book or n poem and thinks It Is u very good one or a very bad ono, Mr. Klchard Wntson Gilder, almost without looking up tho buok, can loll him whether or not ho hns madu a mistake. When It. comes to questions ot llnancoMr. Benedict, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Baldwin or Mr. Vlllard aro there to tell him of tho pllfnlls j which maimed them In early life. Tho cievo- I land Circle Is an unprecedented thins, la a beautiful thing and a perfect thing. It Is ! hero presented for tho first tlmo to tho envy ! and the admiration qt the universe. One rounded teaspoonful of Cleveland's Baking Powder does more and better work than a heaping teaspoonful of any other. A large saving on a year's bakings. ^i^iiaykflj^M^i'flk'^k&j:

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