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LIME A3 A FERTILIZER.
Its Value to tlie Farmir How and Whrn
It May lis Appllril.
If we Rtndy tho composition of pluntg,
tve find tlmt limn Id the most important
pnrt of tlie minorul elements of urnrly
every one. And ft Is to le remembered
tlint in the growth of lyite every ele
ment fonnd in them in iiirlinpensiibla
Bnt how inneh more nmst it be so if
snch a thins; wore possible, for one ele
ment to bo more indixprnpiible thnn en
other for lime, which exists in snch n
larne proportion, to be anything but in
dispensable. And this ninst be thotmht
so ns we consider that in the ash of hay
one eighth part is lime; in the ash of
clover more than a third of it is lime;
in the ash of potato tops nearly one-half
is lime. The ashes of wood, which we
think so vnlonlilo on account of tho pot
ash in them, have several times more
lime than potash, the lime amounting
to from 80 to 70 per cent And thero is
not one plant grown that has not lime
in its ashes. Tlie same applies to potash
and phosphoric acid, and reasonably
these are snpposed to be food for plants ;
why, then, is not lime a plant food?
Snrely it nmst be so considered. Thus
writes that excollent authority, Henry
Stewart, in The American Agricultur
ist. He also is authority for tho follow
ing: The best farmed localities in the
World aro those where the soil contains
a largo proportion of lime, being deriv
ed from the decomposition of limestone
rocks. Bnt it is not so much on account
of the lime in (he soil that the land is
so well farmed nud so productive, bnt
mostly for the reason that lime being
there abundant and cheap, the farmers
burn tlie limestone and make lime, and
apply it to the land. Lime only is a
plant food, but limestone is not, and
the soil may bo well filled with lime
stone and yet be quite poor. Now lime
is a very active chemical substance.
This will be seen if some of it is put in
some vineiiar. This will foam np and
boil over tlio enp, and n largo quanti
ty of pas will be evolved. In the end
there will bo no more acid in tlie vine
gar. And this is one effect of limo on
soil that is sour, such as swamp land,
in which tlie excess of acid prevents the
growth of any useful plants.
If we put some lime on a dead ani
mal or on any other organic matter, it
will qnickly decompose it and reduce it
to its origiual elements, and this is one
effect of lime when used in a compost,
the matters thus decomposed then be
coming good manure and useful food
for plants. And this same effect is pro
duced in the foil when quicklime is ap
plied, as it usually is in the fall when
the land is prepared for wheat and grass
and clover seeding. But the chemist
may take some sand or other mineral
matter and mix lime with it, and then
add water, and the lime will dissolve
quite a considerable quantity of this
mineral matter, forming silicHte of
lime, and by taking the silica from the
potash, or the phosphute, or magnesia,
or the alnmina, etc., that the soil is
mafi up of, the lime renders these ele
ments of plant food soluble and avail
able for the crops.
Now this is a Fmall part of the nat
ural history of lime, as it is used in
good farming. And with such a history
we must realize its value to the farmer,
quite independently of the fact wheth
er it is actually a plant food or not.
And as the season is approaching when
the laud is in tho best condition for the
application of lime, aa lime is most
soluble in cold water, and the wheat
crop is most convenient for it, it is a
question for all of ns if it is not advisa
ble to so nse it, and gather the fruits of
its good effects on the soil. The freshly
burned lime only is used, and 20 to 40
bushels per acre is the usual quantity.
It is left in heaps in the field, preferably
of one bushel each, two rods apart, and
in a few days it fulls to a fine powder
by the action of the moisture of the air,
or a shower of ruin, when it is easily
spread quite evenly so as to just whit
en the surface with a long handled
shove). But when lime is thus used for
the wheat, it is not advisable to nse su
perphosphate until the spring. It cau
then be used to advantage.
TOMATOES FOR THE GREENHOUSE.
4 Report Varieties Tested at the Ver
mont Experiment Station
L. R. Jones, writing from the Ver
mont station to Rural New Yorker,
gives this information concerning toma
toes for greenhouse onlture. He says:
The Essex Hybrid is and has been
the standard variety with ns for forcing.
It has medium size, smooth and firm
fruit, and yields aa well as if not better
than any other variety we have ever
tried. It has as little black rot as any
ixcepting some of the newer varieties.
The Early Minnesota has done well
in our house this season, but as this is
our first trial of it we don't wish to be
too positive in praising its merits. It
has some very meritorious qualities, was
the first to ripen, both in the house and
garden, and was only very slightly af
fected with the rot. It bears a large
crop of medium size, smooth, round and
firm fruit, which is of the very best
quality, bnt is too seedy to suit some
people. As to meutinesa, it is not up to
standard, whereas the Essex Hybrid
may be considered as near the standard
as perhaps it is necessary to get.
The Iguotum has been a very good
forcing variety, but we shall discard it
from our houses in the flr.Tire as being
unprofitable. It is very badly affected
with the rot, and does not grow smooth
enough to suit us. This variety bos suf
fered the most from the rot of any we
have grown this year.
The Dwarf Champion we shall try in
our houses this winter. We have had it
hi the bouses during the summer, and
it has done roniurkubly well. The plant
Itself is strong and vigorous, and as lit
"tie affected with physiologic ul troubles,
like oedema, as any. It is a great crop
per and the fruit is of the bent, both as
regards quality and nieatiness, and the
rot bus not muterially affected it. The
dwarf habit of the plant, too, permits of
closer pluuting than the larger kinds.
We shall make a thorough triul of these
three varieties, the Eosex Hybrid, the
Early Minnesota and the Dwarf Cham
pion, in our house this winter.
In our gardens this year we bad sev-
oral varieties that are especially adapted
to onr conditions. We had the Acme,
Beanty, Paragon, Matchless, Golden
(jneeu, Maule'a New Imperial and the
new Stone, beside others. The Golden
(jneen is yellow and may not be suit
able for the markets, but aa home
frnit it cannot be surpassed. Mnnle's
New Imperial is a new variety well
worthy of triul. It is a good cropper, of
lurge, smooth, firm frnit. The Stone is
another very promising new variety,
good for the general crop.
Corn Harvesting Machine.
There remains no doubt but that corn
harvesting machines have come to stay.
The New Kiighind Homestead reports
that nearly 10,000 of one make alone
have been sold this year, in addition to
an immense number of other machines.
It says :
The machines will doubtless be much
improved, and only after a corn har
vester has been actually used for oue or
two years by the farmer in doing prac
tical work cau it be said to be an as
sured success. Tho MoCorinick, for in
stance, which cuts and binds the corn in
bundles, harvested 100 acres of corn in
1S0O, and was supposed to be perfect
then, but before it was put in the hands
of tlie farmers the manufacturers felt
it necessary to spend four years npon
it and to test it all the way from the
sugar cane of Texas and Louisiana to
the 10 foot corn in tho Wabash bottoms,
tho squaw corn of Dakota 1uid the Yan
kee corn of Vermont.
A machine to husk corn and put it
into the wagon box bus now been de
vised. Tlie idea is old and it remains to
be seen whether this latest candidate
will be a success. Years ago such a ma
chine would have had a largo market,
but now the farmers recognize that
cornstalks, if properly cut, cured and
fed, are worth just as much per acre as
the best hay. The demand for a ma
chine of this typo will be limited to
those farmers who are Btill willing to
waste their corn fodder, or only partial
ly utilize it by turning the stock into
the cornfields after plucking the ears.
AfiTleultDral Experiment Stations.
In this country the first agricultural
experiment station was begun at Wes
leyau university, Middletown, Conn.,
in 1875, though similar work had been
previously curried on at some of the
agricultural colleges. California, North
Carolina and New Jersey were among
the first states to organize experiment
In 1887 congress passed what is pop
ularly known ns the Hutch act, which
gives to each state and territory 15, 000
a year from tho national treasury for
the maintenance of an agricultural ex
periment station. Agricultural experi
ment stations are now in operation un
der the act of congress March 2, 1887,
in all the states uud territories. Alaska
is tho only section of the United States
which has no station. In each of the
states of Alabama, Connecticut, New
Jersey and New York a separate station
is maintained wholly or in part by the
state funds, and in Lsjisiaua a station
for sugar experiments is maintained
mainly by funds contributed by tngar
planters. Iu several other states sub
stations have been established. Exclud
ing the branch stations, the total num
ber of stations in the United States is
54. Of these Dl receive the appropria
tion provided for in the act of congress
Wanted Time and Fore.
Not long since we saw a New Eng
land farmer plowing. His fields were
small and surrounded by big stonewalls.
His team barely got started before they
were stopped by a big wall that marked
a wide lune or street running through
the farm. At least 15 per cent of time
and force were wasted in turning. Now
that man is suffering from the "curse of
Wall street" if ever a man was. Oh, if
his ancestors had only been Dutchmen
and used those stones to make farm
buildings I Rural New Yorker.
Troteetlon For Tender Plants.
The best method of protection depends
on w hat kind of plants are to be protect
ed. For deciduous pluuts a barrel, well
ventilated and filled with dry leaves or
hay, and so covered as to keep out all
water, a Rural Now Yorker correspond
ent has always found good. Figs may
thus be kept outdoors. For evergreen
like rhododendrons, kalmias and ten
der oouifers, a thorough shading with
evergreen boughs is as good as anything.
It seems to be the change from cold to
the direct rays of the sun toward spiing
thut are most prolifio of mischief.
A (.HATEFUL PATIENT
'I wn a full fledged M. D. one und
never should have thought of adopting my
present profession if it hadn't been for a
queer aoculont when 1 nrst Hung out my
"I hud a rich neighbor, a man I was
bound to propitiate, and the very first call
I hud after day of waltlug for putlents
who diilu't come was to his barn to see
what was tho matter with hi alok mare.
I cured the mare and took In my shingle.
for from that day to thl I ve never p;
scribed for a bumun being. I had won a
rcitution a a veterinary aurgtjnand had
to stick to It Hut that la neither here our
there. Only If you think i&iinal can't
ahow gratitude and affection perhaps you'll
cliange your mind.
"When I'd been in business a year or
two, I sent lor my brother Dick. He was
a wonderful chap with all kind of ant
malrt, and I thought perhaps 1 could work
out of my part of It and leave that for him.
I never did, for Dlck'a a cotton broker In
New York nuw, and I ahould have to be
gin all over again to make a first rats
physician. But that' what I meant to be
"The very next day after Dick camel
got a telegram from P. T. Baruuin. I'd
been down there onoa or twice to his own
atable. and he had a good deal of faith in
me. The dUjaloh wus;
" 'Hebe baa hurt bur toot. Come at
"Hobo waa a favorite elephant a aplen
did creature and worth a amall fortune.
" Well, I ouiifu I hua tutted. I distrust
ed my own ability and dreaded the result.
But Dick was dutaruilncd to go, and go
we did. When we got out of the cars, Uar
num himself waa there wttb a aplundld
pair of matched gray. He eyed me very
dubiously. 'I'd furgotten you were such a
little fellow,' he said in a discouraged
tone. 'I'm afraid you eau't help her.' His
distrust put me on my mettle.
" 'Mr. liaruum,' said I, getting into
the oarrlage, 'if it oomeatoahaud to hand
fight lietwoeu Hubs and me, I don't be
hove an extra foot or two of height would
help me any.'
"He laughed outright and began tolling
me bow the elephant waa hurt. She bad
stepped on a null or bit of Iron and it had
penetrated the tender part of her foot. She
was In Intense agony and almost wild
with the pain.
"Long before w reached the enclosure
In which she was we omild hear her pite
ous trumpeting, and when we entered we
found heron three legs, swinging the hurt
foot slowly bnckirnrd and forward and
Uttering long cries of anguish. Such
dumb misery In her look poor thing!
"Kven Dlok quailed now. 'You enn
never get near hur, ' he whlswred. '.She'll
kill you sure.'
"Her keeper divined what he said.
'Don't you be afraid, sir,' he called out to
me. 'Hehe'a got sense.'
"I took my box of Instruments from
" 'I like your pluck, my boy,' he said
heartily, but I own that I felt rather queer
and wttaky aa I went up to the huge beast.
"The men employed about the show
earns around u curiously, but at a respect
ful and eminently safe distance, a I bent
down to examine the foot.
"While I was doing so, as gently a I
could, I felt, to my horror, a light touch
on my hnlr. It was a light as a woman's,
but as I turned and nw the great trunk
behind me it had an awful suggestlveneos.
"'She's only curling yotir hair,' sang
out the keeper. 'Don't mind her.'
" 'I shall bave to out, and out deep,'
snld I by way of reply.
"Ho said a few words in some lingo
which woro evidently Intended for the ele
phant's understanding only. Then he
shouted, with the utmost coolness, 'Cut
"Tho man's faith inspired me. There
he stood, absolutely unprotected, directly
In front of tho great creature and quietly
jabbered awav to her as If thl were an ev
"Well, 1 made one gash with the knife.
I felt the grasp on my hair tighten peroep
tilily, yet not ungently. Cold drop of per-'
splratlon stood out all over me.
'bhall I eut again r I managed to call
'Cut away I' came again the encour
This stroke did the work. A groat
mas of fetid matter followed tho passage
of the knife; the absceR wn lanced. We
sprayed out tho foot, packed It with oakum
and bound it np. The relief must have
been Immediate, for the grasp on my hair
relaxed, the elephant drew a long, almost
human, sigh, and well, I don't know
what happened next, for I fainted dead
away. Dluk must have finished the busi
ness and picked up mo and my tools. 1
was a limp as a rag.
'It must have been a year and a half
after this happened that I was called to
western Massachusetts to see some fancy
horse. Uurnum's circus hupiicnod to bo
there. You mar be sure that I called to
Inquire for my distinguished patient.
" 'Hebe well and hearty, sir,' the keep
er answered me. 'Come In and see her;
she'll be glnd to see you.'
"JNousonsor said I, though I confess 1
hod a keen curiosity to see If she would
know me as I stepped Into the tent.
"lhe.ro she stood, the beauty, a well as
ever. For a moment sbo loot eu at me ln-
dtfTorrntly, then steadily and with Inter
est. Sho next reached out her trunk and
laid It caressingly first on my shoulder and
then on my hair how vividly her touch
brought back to my mind the cold shiver
I endured at my Introduction to her I and
then she slowly lifted up her foot, now
bole and healthy, and showed it to me.
That' the sober truth I" Exchange.
OLD UNCLE TOM.
The Original of Mrs. Stowe'a Novel Almost
Reduced to Starvation.
George Harris, the old negro who is
the original Uncle Tom in Mrs. Harriet
Beeoher Stowe'a book, "Uncle Tom's
Cabin," is living in Lexington, Ky. , at
67 Race street, in a destitute condition.
He will be 84 years old next March,
and is very feeblo. His condition is
pitiable, being too prond to beg, and
going many days without food.
In an interview he said that he bad
been living on 5 cents a day. The ne
groes, for whose freedom be worked for
years, do not appreciate his labors in
their behalf. They have made no effort
to save bim from starvation, and were
it not for a few white friends he would
starve to death. New York Recorder.
New Labor Proposition.
Count Herbert Bismarck has lately
been stnmping Prussian Saxony in the
interests of the agrarians. In one of his
speeches he defended the grain bill
drafted by Count Kanitz and in another
speech he came ont in favor of bimetal
lism, protective tariffs and the introduc
tion of an eight hour day npon all of the
imperial dorks and wborves, to go into
effect April 1, 1890.
At present the employees work ten
hours. An eight hour day, be argued,
rnnuiug from 7 o'clock in the morning
to 8 o'olock iu the afternoon, with a
quarter of an hour for breakfast and the
same length of time for dinner, closing
the works at 8 o'clock, won Id give the
men time for daylight recreation.
He strongly urged a trial of this sys
tem. If it should prove to be detrimen
tal to the work after a trial of six
months' duration, he said, it could be
abandoned and the existing system re
sumed. New York Journal.
A New National Park.
A dozen general and other officers
who wore the bine bave gone south from
Chicago to meet representative leaders
of the gray to arrange details for a peti
tion to congress to make the battlefield
of Vicksbnrg a national military park.
They form together the officers and di
rectors of the Vicksbnrg Military Park
association, organized last month. The
battlefield will be accurately located,
and the ground occupied by both armies
in the oontest will be gone over by the
members of the association. It is hoped
by this united aotion congress may be
induced to make an appropriation suffi
ciently large to convert the battlefield
into a suitable monument honoring the
soldiers of both sides who died on the
biatorio spot. Atlanta Constitution.
A Candidate For Statehood.
Oklahoma is the latest candidate for
admission into the Union, a statehood
convention having been culled to meet
early in December. As Oklahoma s pop
ulation is 850,000 or more and she now
ha an assessed valuation of $30,000,
000, she would make a much more cred
itable state than either Arizona or New
Mexico. If the Creek, Choctaw and
Chickasaw Nation sbonld join iu the
movemeuta as it is intimated they may,
thus throwing state lines around the In
dian Territory, ber claim would be ir
resistible. Chicago Tribune.
Barled r a Landslide.
Hazlitok, Pa, Nor. 87. While at
work in a deep ooal stripping hole at
Mllnesvllla oolllery John Martin and
John Huaka, two miner, were burled by
a landslide. Tbey ware driving alongside
of a ravin when the earth dropped away,
oarrylng thm to ths bottom of the ravine
ud covering them beneath thousands of
tuns of debris. It took three hours' hard
work to Ind the bodies.
A COMMERCIAL DAY.
CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN COMMER
Cliannee llepew Writes the History of
Onr Progress Prom the Time of Wash
ingtonDee. 10 the Iay of Celebration,
For nearly 20 years the people of the
United States have indulged in patriot
ic centennial celebrations. From the
Declaration of Independence in 1778
down to the evaenatiou of New York by
the British in 1783 the struggle for
American liberty has been thus com
mcmorated, while iu 1HH9, with im
posing ceremony, was recalled the inau
guration in New York of Heorgc Wash
ington as first president. By history nnd
oratory the country has been made fn
millur with the slory of its freedom
from foreign control and of the com
mencement of its government. Tho lllth
of December next is u date pregnant
with 100 yenrs of progress and develop
ment. Our prior ceutenniuls presented
npon the national canvas the picture
of the formation of the institutions
under which the people might govern
themselves. The 1 9th of December cele
brates the results of that government
and of those institutions for the first
It is difficult at this time to grasp the
situation which Washington, as first
president, had to meet. The republic
was exhausted by the seven years' war
of the Revolution. The jealons colonies,
now states, were not able to work togeth
er harmoniously. We had no foreign
commerce; onr internal trade was in its
infancy. On the one hand, (Jreut Brit
ain was a powerful and most dangerous
neighbor by land and had control of the
seas ; and, on the other, the people were
mad with a frenzy for France and the
principlesof the French revolntion. An
other war with f4reat Britain was im
minent simply on account of this in
sane frenzy for the French revolution
ists. It is not difficult at this day to
form a judgment ns to what would have
been the result of such a struggle.
France could have rendered nsno assist
ance and England would either have
crippled or reconquered the country.
At this juncture that calm, coura
geous, farseeing man to whose mind and
character vc owe everything periled
bis great popularity and the confidence
which his countrymen had in him by
resisting the French frenzy and encoun
tering the public clamor and distrust in
an effort to establish commercial rela
tions with Great Biitain. He selected
for this difficult and unpopular mission
the first chief justice of the supreme
court of the Uiifed States. Washington
felt that the emergency required more
than diplomatic talent or legislative
skill. He felt that it needed profound
legal acquirements, calm judgment and
lofty character, such as conld be found
only in the bead of tlint majestic tribu
nal whose decisions mid influence have
excited the wonder and admiration of the
statesmen and jurists of the world.
No ordinary man, mil no man unless
possessing prcnt dignity both of office
and achievement, could have obtained
any footing at that period at the court
of St, James. John Jay, iu connection
and collaboration with Alexander Ham
ilton and James Madison, had, in The
Federalist, fought and overcome the
passion and prejudice of the colonists
against the adoption of the federal con
stitution. He, when convinced of the
right, was serenely immovable to the
clamor and howling of the hour. There
never was snch a contrast between em
bassadors as between Chief Justice Jay,
envoy extraordinary to promote the
commercial treaty with onr then moat
detested enemy, Grent Britain, and Ue
nest, the French minister to the United
States the one struggling to obtain for
his distressed, embarrassed and bank
rupt country peace and honor; the other
seeking to carry the torch of revolution
among our people and to involve them
in the horrors of a European conflict
in which they bad no iuterest and from
which they conld by no possibility de
Jay's arrival in London was an event.
English statesmen were just grasping
the future possibilities of the relations
With the mother country iu her Eu
ropean entanglements of this new nation
of their own kin across the seus. They
were looking not for enemies, but for
allies. Always, us English statesmen
are, students of the development of the
principles of Magna Charta and the bill
of rights, tbey saw the possibilities of
tho future of this new authority in gov
ernment overriding kings and parlia
ments by its decisions the supreme
ooart of the Uuited States. Its majesty,
it dignity and its power appealed to
their imagination in the person of Chief
Justice Johu Jay. It ia the- unwritten
story of impressions, associations and
influences of the day which makes the
history of nations.
We have the Jay treaty. We read of
the abuse and condemnation with which
it and its author were received iu !his
country. We know the thinly veiled ha
tred wliic'i England held for our conn
try, and is wonder how the treaty was
obtained by which such marvelous con
cessions under all the conditions were
secured, uud we wonder still moro why
its benefits were not appreciated. Tr-e
freedom of the seas for American sh !.,
free inte rcourse by our inland lakes uud
rivers, free access to the ports of Great
Britain and its colonies, the protection
of the American flag for our citizens,
their ships and their trade, the opening
of the porta of the world to American
enterprise and commercial geuins, the
nutrammeling of our territorial growth
by the removul of all British troops
from the western posts these were tlie
results of the treaty obtained by Chief
Justice Jay from the British govern
ment. New York, then, as now, the com
nierciul center of the republio, appre
ciated the treaty. So did the commer
cial men of Boston and Philadelphia.
Aguiust it were arrayed all the French
freuzv, the agricultural population,
which constituted eight-tenths of onr
people, and the west and the south. Fot
it was every statesman whose name
has survived tlie century. It was rati
tied and went into efleot, as no other
great measure ever was ratified and
went into effect in a free country,
against the desires and the judgment
and the expressions of the people, by
the power and influence of George
From the year of its ratification be
son American commerce. New ship
yards were constructed, and a fleet of
American merchantmen was seen npon
the sens. In tho harbors of Great Brit
ain and all the continental nations of
Europe and in tho ports of the orient
appeared this strange flag, under which
the merchants and the trailers of tho
world began to discover that there sail
ed a new, most enterprising and most
adventurous recruit to the ranks of the
trade and commerce of the world.
Throngh the gateway bnt partly opened
by the Jay treaty came a volume of
trade which liberalized the laws and
broke down the time honored restrio
tionsof the centuries. Whilo Europe felt
the influence in a hundred ways, and most
beneficially, of the American nddition
to her markets, we, on the other hand,
started upon that caieer t commerce
with the world mid internal trado with
ourselves which, iu n contnvy, has out
stripped the achievements of the ages.
The figures of American commerce from
17115 to IKH5 are romance and reality,
fiction and fact. They ni:'!:o mathema
tics poetical, and they make poetry
Such in brief outlino is the story to be
commemorated on the lilth of Decem
ber. It should appeal to every commer
cial body in the Uuited States. At that
tune the seed was planted of which each
of them is the growth. It should be
"commercial day" from one end of
this country to the other, in reverent
recognition of the origin of American
commerce olid the creation of the condi
tions under which every board of trade
ami chamber of commerce exists in the
I'n'ted States today. Chauncey M. De
pew in New York Sun.
tiro In riillartelnhl.
PniLAiiHU'iiiA, Nov. IS. The export
department of Martin Fuller & t'o. 's
abattoir In West Philadelphia was dam
aged by fire to the extent of i(l,000.
Lnr'o quantities of lard, tallow and dress
ed meat ready for shipment were destroy
ed. The Iosr Is covered by Insurance
Fltteen Lives Lost at Bea.
SAN FitASolsco, Nov. HO. Particular
of tho loss of the Italian bark llrnm Carlo
off the Horn have reached this city. Tho
bark collided with tho British ship Con
dor, and It Is now known that not only
was thii llrnm Carlo sunk, but that only
four of her 111 men wero saved.
Tnrkrjs For Cleveland and Wales,
MoNTHl'Al, Nov. 10. Thomas Ilowley
of St. Agnes de Uundeo, Quo., claims to
have two turkeys, each 2 years old, whose
aggregate weight ia 11') pounds. One is
to be sent to President Cleveland for
Thanksgiving day and the other to the
Prince of Wales.
More People Poisoned.
GloVF.Iisvn,..K, N. Y., Nov. 13. Three
more families In this city are suffering
from CRtliif? poisoned head cheeso bought
at a meat ncejket. Through active efforts
of physicians "no lives have been lost. The
board of health has taken action in the
Shot Itlmsi-ir In the Hrad.
Gt.ovRHSvmiK, X. Y., Nov. 2". Abrnm
Frank, Jr., f3 years old. awell known (111
ion, committed suicide by shooting I) mi
self with a rovolver In the head. Frank
left home apparently In good spirits, and
no cause is assigned for Ihe doe's.
A Novelty Anyway.
For president, Senator William Eat-
emnp t huridler. Platform, Down with
the Prmoe of Walosl Chicago KoccrU.
Thought lie May Have Ileen 1'olsoneil.
Sandy Hill, N. Y., Nov. CO. John
liuoklny, 23 years old, died suddenly un
der mystorlous circumstances. He drank
hcer In Gluns Falls and cnmplntned of
spoon being put Iu It. Coronor Patteewas
notified and bogan an Inquest
Two Men Kilted at Crossings,
miFFAIo, rsnv. aa. Two men were
killed at grade crossings hero. John Val-
quett, aged 74 years, was struck at ISInck
Kock, and Joseph Gunning, a fish peddler,
at Green street, both by New York Cen
NEW Youk, Nov. M. -FLOlK-Stnte nnd
western dull and featurelena city mill r.t
enta, f 1.1'. 4 :.'; winter imteniH, ;n
rily nil I In clean, $44.10, winter straights, $3.:i0
WHEAT No t red npenrd acllvennd i tell
er on foreiun buyine. but fell off, lobiiif? n:l ud
vance: cotmimtilt-Rtinn with went nil cut oiT;
May, H7t(.fW.: Dccemb. r,
CORN -No. 2 quiet, but oteady: May. iWfir.
OATS-May, U-U-u.; track, white, 1tfl, 24
1'ORK-Diill: family, $113.13.
LA K I Nomi il: prime wtwtern uteam. J.VKO.
H L TT K It h n ad y: stale dairy, IStt-iu.:
slate creamery, XhfbUiiMn.
I'HKKSK-guleU suite, large, TMftUV.s
KtHiS-Hieady; Mate and Pennsylvania, VZ
2Uc: western. tZb
M'UAK Haw ijuiet; fair refitiinu, 8c.: een
trifUKHl, IW test. at;i re titled quiet; crushed,
6Mc; powdered. v.
TUHI'KNTINK-Dnll at 2Tc
MOLASSKH-Duli. New Orleans. Wlc.
KlCfis-Dull; domestic, VAfttffaA Ja.nn, 35i
A SCHLATTER CURE.
Kjeslsht Said to Bars Been Restored to
John James of Texas.
Mutter cf flirt observers of the siii
gnlur cran iu Dwivtir over the healer
Schlatter have said that it veas almost
impossible to trace in a tmti.sfurtory
muuncr any of the allfrt cures. Doz
ens of cases were talktclof everyday,
bnt when reporters or medical investi
gators attempted to find the people al
iened to have been cured of divers ail
ments their limit ended in failnie.
Somebody bad been told of tho case by
somebody elue, and so on indefinitely.
Circumstantial details of one alleged
cure are, however, reported iu several
Texas aud other southern newspaper.
It is affirmed that Johu Janici i,f A!v,i
rado, Tex., chairman of thr .T Imwai
county free Bilver Deniocralie eseeuiivo
committee, returned recently from l.vn
ver, where he had beeu completely lull
ed of partial blindness by Sjchlullcr
According to these reports, James had
beeu almost blind for over !1U years
from acute granulation of the eyei.dx,
aud for several years bad been enable
to read. He heard of Schlatter and
weut to Denver to see him. Ho took h's
place iu the line aud shook hands with
Schlatter and was treated by bim, and
declares that straightway his affliction
began to leave him and his eyesight to
improve. In a few ilays he could see as
well as before the disease affected his
eyes and say that to prove this he
went to the office of the Denver News
aud read a column of matter set in solid
agate type. When seeu a few days a.150,
Mr. James declared that the cure of his
bliuduess was due entirely to Schlat
ter's influence. Among those who liuve
seen aud investigated Mr. James' story
is a correspoudeut of the New Orleans
Times IXuiix-rat, who was apparently
xjuviiictd of the truth of the man's
story aud the Keuuiueuess of the cure.
.T ! F- 'P! IV- :P
'fhi'Vi'V -i we llir -t YTKVt'T
U' v e ii i' U t'n t'iiijH-i-t ruiiX
It i-i t!.t he biuhc-t h. 1 r
lias it foot upon thf ground.
U TIIt'R minus to thin crmehviioo
7hl -t Hrrii-e, an sum :in thim
Tb;it ii perfect clueittion
Mciitir the hardest sort of climb.
T.'p rnu'-t IK with pn-'tet c-uition
(V.r rnrnd-itinn.s -:troT!' nnd (lecr,
FV'-:fmr well in mind the Kiyinff,
"Kre we walk we iirst inu.,t creep."
He trnvt-l.i not only tm freon nt bivhwnvs.
Vut lovi - to oni: through them.t diiii.Milt ly-
A'lveiitiuvn b. V !r;d v.nr.H n torii-b Othello.
With two be Iuh t-ir.-hl on both Ivd sen und
To flen-e Tnrhbh bnr::mdH, uncouth nud uiv
He paid a whole hat full of timseks up his ran
For u.-t .;! dbhei nhvy- i ; kinrr,
From "rora"at KoUiciiy to choii -. kivi nt
And fix "i'"i." th;:t i-dntv of fir TTo:ndulu.
Such Ftraiure ('inner m-:vkn be W ft?vl of nt-
I fc:ir one .it Fi.it will yet b c hi;i en 'tin 3,
No. V.'M. Charndc,
drift. t. chatter, ehitt'-r!
What a noise they're MahillKt
What can W the m .tt' r?
Onb Ij nt In r b.ik'i'K.
THnt th d to TOTALS
T.! -re Mian to tb.- others?
One i- makm; sixovns
From their slauu'ht. n d brothers.
No. flOrt. Half Pfjtmre end Rhomboid.
1. A MieliiL'Hi river. 2. (u:m: ii ie of
land. H. A met:.!. 4. A .T;ip:nrsu colli.
5. A verb. (i. A Idler.
Across: 1. De.iilly. f?. A device). 8.
A mule nnino. 4. A iikh.'h lminn. 5.
Down: 1. A letter. 9. A verb. a. A
boy's nieknarie. 4. A piri'n ti nne. 5. A
vessel for w;i bin,'?, d. A pad's ii:ime. 7.
Parched. 8. A rciiiiin. A let tor.
No. 00. Numerical IV-rado.
My 1, M. 5 are to be stout.
My Ti, 4, are a drink.
My 2, H, fi ::ro to do.
Mv 7, 1, 5 i-- ninny times".
My !, -1. 2, fi is a r, r liiii i T.:ca.
My 8, it, 4 i lo etiti'luv.
My 0 is i:; -If.
My whole, is to be v;;t1y.
No. C07. rrin-.nl Acrnntto,
When the ilve objects n the n'mvo ilhu
tratinn bave been rightly purged ami t1
names writ in, uno belmv tbe nther, tl i
Initial letters will S;e!l the l.aine (if tl.J
author of a famous book. t. Nicholas.
No. tt8 A IT.rn.cr''s Trick.
A western farmer writes that ho lias
placed 21 eppq in four boxes In such a way
that the ec:md box contains twice as many
as the Hist, the third twice as many ns tho
second and t be fourth as many on all tho
other boxes lepei her.
How is this io:-ille?
No. (IJW. Central Chance
There nre two words 1h:it iiwt awl J
Make 1 - Id nnd l"ud or soft nnd sly,
Kd'h 11 isehieVOVtr. (Hill oft We jo
To'" tl r ki t Vninst friend r fur.
Chute i.itYeivnt course we nur.;no.
For win n tin re's tiny danger you
(.'" o:T. .vlii'.n in secret lurk
Exert my power for Mirer work.
No. 700. A Tree rii77lc.
Fill each of t ho blanks with the namo of
A 1 ree.
Last summer we hud n jd errant trip to
tho . My sister, who deserves tho
for rarly rising, as she, is always up nt 5,
called t !.e r "-t of us.
AftiT makir.p ourselves look, ns as
possible, wo siarted. It was cool eiiouI,
fur caics, but wo did no- , for tho
heat we knew would come later.
Dinner was an important feature of tho
day. We had chuu chowder, a (if
chickens, j,ie, cake nnd nt her
good things. A n taken occasionally
gave relKh to ail.
Our eonvi i"v'it ton turned on heroes, mid
my little brntlu rs.-iid ho admired Old
inoro than any other president. We path
ered dairies and ro.-.cs. I ncu r thought it
possible that rt Kr"W mi eluso ti salt
Driving home, rc-nrdless of propriety,
most of us wi rn chewing all tho way.
I was the one to settle the driver's exor
bitant bill, nnd now my hi.-ters mo
some money for weeks to coma
No. 701. Anngraiim: In the Kitchen.
1. I dress I'. ii. Id, resist. Vr. . First
love set. 4. Kver toys hub.-? f. Publish
bylaws. 0. Ihdicatcsa . 7. Sleek Ktta
T. 8. Poet nat. y. Spirited N. P. ID.
Mating pens. 11. In pant a. 1?. St. Lunen.
UJ. King V Pave beet ie. U. New Ultra off.
15. Sahib swans. HI. lbiss what, 17.
Ato raw lip, it. Iho W. K. parties.
11. fceo view, Kir. 20. Year's rain tests.
Ky to the ruziOcr.
No. fits. Numerical Knirna: "The
discourse of ih.tterers is a rope of homy."
No. 07D. PtK th ai Pi:
fctono wall do not a prison maku
Nor iron lirs a cae.
Minds inn ici-iit nail pleasant taVo
Ihat tor Lii hermitage.
No. Cho. K'lyali y In Anagram: 1.
William the t'omojeror. 2. Mary ineon
of Scots, a. Alfred t lie ii rent. 4. King
j James tho First, 5. Ferdinand and Isa-
ueili. uiimio u.i .'iiiuii inin, i. lmio
of Austria. H. i-retieriek the Great. 0.
Henry the Fluduh. 10. 0iaen Kiiabeth.
11, Louis Sixteenth. Ii. Canute, the
Danish King. U. Kiel. ard the Third. 14
C'haries the FirM. K. Queen Victor!
1(3. Francis S, ciud of Germany. 17. Jus
tinian tho (..,at. H. Alf.uf.o, King .f
Portugal. l'J ;-i:eei. Liliuokahud. ."!
Edward tie- tV:;IVs.M)r. HI. Peter t:
Groat. 22 'fihei i;,s. Mario Autat
otto. SI. Alexander Fir.-t of KnsMa. I .
Ctesar A.ifzu-tus. -d. .John, King of Kr.
land. 7. Charles of Anjou. 2.i. Victor
Kmanuel. H'.. Gce;-go the Second. U0.
Cuthariuo dy Medici, ill. Philip of Macu
dun. No. 681. rIanionds:
T O It PIE
BONDMAN D I A M O N D
ROMA N K N O 1) E
No. V6)i. P.hym' d Decapitation: Splnu
dno. No. fiK3. Illustrated Enigma: "A roll
ing stone gathers Du iik.-s." 1. Linnet
H. HiiM-H. ;i. Kog. 4. il.il--. 5. Haiti. 0.
O. 7. Song.
No. 6b4. CuiUtilmcut: Gavel, gavu.
. n-Ti. Half Squares:
(1 U A M
A M A P
It K I,
I, A n n
I N N K
N N I K
N I T
Aniirnins: 1. Pnnpy. 9.
nnim. II. Violet. 4. iiultcT
ouh lion. II. Lilac. 7 C'roci'S.
111. ll. tientliin. 10. Hyacinth,
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
7 loir-ulny, Nov, 14,
T'nHcd States Eintn-'sador Thnmns F.
Privaid was pre nted with tho froednm
of tho city of Dundee, Scotland, by the
At Waferbury, Conn., Jacob Forrnr, a
tui'-'T who wni robb. d of 1 12 a ft few days
afro, dad a? a reu:!fc of an attempt to
eo'Mtiit niic'dn by shooting.
K v. Dr. f.irmto! Ashton Keeri, n noted
eviii:!ist. and author widely known In
re! !;:iotiq eirch fl t h nunr bout tho United
Sf;;t (!, dii'I at Ihd.iwnre, O.
Firo in the vim and nail fnrtnry of
Philip T(v. e. .'i.d .r Co., at Philadelphia,
deployed the building, stock nnd ma
cliincry, cui.:i;ln a loss of $ I. VI, 000.
v.! ward Wempio, cx-ppnator, ex-oon
ere small and ex cnmptrollor of New York
I'm!:, v.vs ai'fsfed nt hia homo In Fulton
viiie, S. V., ou thechnrgo of arson nnd
ndn-itted to b'til inthopmnnf $10,000.
li s mind Iccamo unbalanced through
di-Mj arion and developed a mania for
Frbliiy. Not lit,
liobert !T. Ileeum., 75 years of ngo,
was b.ried to death iu hU houso in Kus
lyn. N. Y.
Two Ttien wco killed by tho raving in
of a fS'", ,t t tench in Woonsookct, It. I.
Thev wt:o A h xandcr A ubin and Joseph
A filibuster expedition has landed nt
Ynuua, cadern Cuba, from Venezuela,
wiih men and munitions, to aid tho In
A five ranry brick block on Congress
fllree-, !or:on, occupied by tho Empire
I'i-tillii'U company, wns destroyed by flro,
with a h;i of $ 1 x'i.(tno.
A io-i;. burn belonging tm Frank Hans
3t ';.: ; im, N. Y.. was destroyed by fire,
fen;';: ;i lo.-s of $!.'), nno. Fighteon' va'u
!ib!e co.vs Were burned.
Aiti'-; of Imoiporntion of the Erie
K-iilnirid r ompnny under the new reorgan
ization pl ia were fi.ed with tho secretary
of si-ito at Albany. Tho capital is $140,-
The Mo-.-r?. Cramp, the ship builders,
havo m rili.d Ihe secretary of tho nnvy
Ihat tho ha-tie-hip Indiana will bo sent to
Lta.-oto Kami mtvy yard at onco fully
pvi pared for delivery to tho government.
S. .titnlny. Nov. 10.
Fire fj' Welt Cartilage, N. Y., destroyed
ti e en; ire hi: -i in p ; f emicn of tho village.
The losses ng.mv-'a'o ooo.
An undereitiund cxp',o;;on occurred In
the vicinity of the Mansion House, London,
w:e' kii ; ,-w, r;i building'?.
Kbeu D. .J-rd.;o, the herd -jf tho grent
:T-y goods firm of Jordan, Marsh iV Co.,
Po-ton, di:?d in that c.ty, nged 711 years.
Aiivica reiiiived in London from Pre
toria c.ato that upon tho arrival of a
Transvaal matlcoaeh at litiiuwayo, a day
:ir two afO. it w.m ('i.-covered that a parcel
contain:!?!? 12,000 had heel, stolon from
the vehi; lo and a parcel containing sand
James Ploomflold, a married man, liv
ing in Morrisville, Pa., employed at th
Trenton iron works, had hot h legs and
arms broken yesterday afternoon. His
clothing caught in tho betting in tho on
nine room, nnd before the machinery could
ho Ftopprd nil his clothing wa3 torn off.
Ho will die.
At Ond ty, Nov. 18.
P. v. Dr. S. F. Smith, tho renerable
aui!"r of tho national anthem "Ameri
ca," died saddenly in iiotuou from heart
failure, a;.-cd t7 years.
Thomas M. Thompson, who was In
charge of the boiler m tho Detroit Jour
nal Imi'ding, the explosion of which caus
ed tho killing of -to poop lo, was indicted
for mans augiiier.
Admiral .In o Navarro, who was ap
pointed in tho early part of last month to
take command of tho Spanish equadron in
I ii ban waters, has Arrived at Havana and
The Improved Match company's factory
at Detroit was denrrnytd by flro, entail
ing a lo-'q r,f $!5,000. Three employees
were killed Reuben Davis, Thomas Wag
ner and A ym s tint ko.
JrdiiM A. I.cndauor, aged .10 years, for
merly superintendent of the clothing
lennufaeturing firm of Samuel Stern
berg, r iV Co, Philadelphia, was found
ih .:d in bis room With a bullet in his
right um. pie.
Ttipp-l.iy, Nov. 10.
Alliert Neville, a carpenter, wai mur
dered by two masked robbers near San
Hustem Pardia, the Turkish embassador
to tho court of St. James, is dying of in
fluenza in London.
An eart hquako shock was folt at Charles
ton. Mo . tho vibrations lasting throe soe
or.d. No damage was done.
The Prillsh fitenmtr Manitoba, from
ILo Janeiro fur New York, stranded near
Peach H iven, N. Y. The crow was saved.
John Clrich's barn, with 20 head of
ratCe, five liorsos and contonts to the
valeo of $1,01)0, was burned in Tioga,
1'itnier S. Atwonil, a grocer, committed
auicid-: by hati'ing himself to a raft or In
tho nar room of his store al Jamestown,
John Fdperlon Doris, secretary of the
Sum of New York society in Chicago,
dieil in that, city, lie formerly lived in
Tompkins county, N. Y.
Le.-ii-. r Dai ey, aed 4 years, and Laura
Pailey, ai-od 7 months, children of Frank
Pailey of Caul iff, N. Y., were accidental
ly drowned in a mill race near that place.
The Lrisish s'eamshin James Turpie,
from Ceaiirt for New York, arrived at
(-jii(:;.h,K' -;criouly damaged from coming
into c.iiis on wiih and sinking the lint
sh riu anlnp Vuican. Two of tho hitter's
ivv wcro dn wneil.
WeHai-S'bir, Nov. 'JO.
The Cnited States steamer Boston waa
put into ( niinii .s.-iiott Jit Vadejo, Cal.
Wii.inui C. Diekit, a pioneer landowner
:f l he city of M:nncapo!;s, tiiud nt Lvoiis,
The prejiie' - nt appointed John L. Peak
uf Kansas City i'niied States minister to
Swi:.rla.;d to succeed Minister li road
head, r sine 1.
Knistuii Leon,; id Churchill, eldest son
uf tne late Lord Iandolpli Churchill, has
joined tlie Spanish ai my in Cuba us a
luuiteaant of irjsars.
An express train uu tho Great Northorn
railroad wus held up near St. Cloud,
Minn. Tho robber were uusuoceatu' ul In
attaining their purpose.
I ty a rear end collision between two
trains on the Nuw York and Brooklyn
biiilu'e one man wu killed, one probubly
falally and several slightly injured.
The steamer Hoiea wait seized ly CnlN
ed Mates cu.iiomii otllcuis at Phllitdtdphla
on (he charge, of ooiiduetmga fJllbuhtering
expedition Inaiil uf the Cuban insurgent.
Hl'Iwv tiva-s'i, u Nuw York atboruey.
ta.i p:ife;:s d e.hate-i of misconduct and
iiiioiiipeieucy agn.u-.t Sheritf Tamseu of
Nuw Viii kainl baa Uled the putt-r with