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Cosy a , tVda . '
ý. "ý;-tom ~
a. lHa- l fir the murder of blt.
tb gg got ba heast io"Ti
the . to. of t .e Vite.
steie ] gihto7000 curees,
8000 Iea, g.·ephal asylum le and
BelltA1oi ?,-i~ ald tedaetreet e waho
delig trefes, Ma lp audfences Ia
her eade oh !ogag ot lion of1 hMountaino
PloafkfhMadbl eptC occasions, died Inl
Olaole*Phil.e Wuediteday of last
Th a 7, Pat edh th00a sehe
ate boot opst. 80. It yowlusad
to theltaeMl bs 4tbere dneso proepects
of its MgYljii ýº0iý11Y it. it is a pathly
pari'ah :the hiuse bie It
te M*e s
Imul re now admisettltratio n aof
eefftlortd lafo the prevehundrntioeds.
In va o t hor whtile Floridthey will be
pouhereaft tree from he thousands.amit
We I~~:,(;tfnqwning of a great
Uudeg le, new administntlon of
Gov. ,NioiBatb of, -lotida strensons
eflorlE.qt!8')1ude for the prevention
of ep1.i~n. in that Stale. By the
adoptlqn uoauures similar toi those
in valeu;gn: this State Florida will
hereafb'tbe" free from such calamities
as befil ~er last summer.
Hoon¶; IL. Loll, attorney for the
Teasa, asnl Levee Distrlct, is at
Batota*Buage engaged with Hon. J. 8.
Lanlet, 4d'4State Auditor Steele Into
Ilstinj~lg Iinmds donated to the district
by te( pal(e., in Act No. 77 of 1888.
The lands will probably aggregate a
half million acres and are situated In
the parltbeit of Moiehouse, West
(arroll, Rlchland, Oachilta, Franklin,
The amount eubscribed by citlieus of
Monroe to the Ouaebita Valley Rail
way company has teached thesum of
140,000, astrop has subscribed $24,000
and Galdwell about $8,200, making a
total ofS472,200. Only $8000 more is
needed'htild canvassers are in the field
In Ca.iC*JI and it is confidently expec
ted thaIt lbbalance will be raised in a
few day.. When .the subscription
reachee 7,f400 the contract for building
to ltrehouse and Caldwell will be
closed. p,lb laj. Bright and tie money
paid tq Bils lopany uonder the-terms
of thobeatiet; the subsoribers taking
stock ,tb' li lHotiuton, Central Arkan
sas &J4" rhrbi hillroad Company Ino
lieu o. Iha n 00 e Ouachita Valley.
State..Letluser Gulse; scored a. good
point Mtiile 'ltdless before the State
Agric,ltiti A~seoeltion when he said
that y 13 o1, cotton when manulac
tored.Ls,wpet to:the world from $200
$840, of which amount the producer
receives about two dollats and a halft
He said .that bitoun 'Is making every
body who ilaudles it rich except the
farmer il'I hbe urged the farmer to
eombdi sad mnanuracture their own
e-tton., T>slBae ARE GOLtN wOaRP,
wbleblgbtto be reiterated by every
FrgI~*iYA uI&tWca remarks we in
feitd Vaais] , FAramers' Unions are
Stmraueiilbg plnn o buid .a cottoo
. Lest. ~I~iu# is their purpose, we
Umite Ihtr et Monroe mr'its site.
• ew "I.ehot edo better than
to l the ernterprlifag gew
Usmelm te 1iapet already strivlag with
se ilkibe itteii eata d *tal to etab
A ICULTUBITS I VII0 NTRION. I
Third Alsaul Meetiag of the IU*sis.p¶a
state Agriesulteura siets.
A 1811 DAY'S PIo0d0IIDP US.
The third amesal of the U
Laiulsana State Agriuitlural Soiity
convened at the couatbltse in thud oly
at 12o'clock Wednesday, the followleg
gentleamen benlg.i attendance:
Gen. J. L. Brent of Asoension, Ron.
J3 M. Stallings of Idncoln, J. M;Whlte I
of Lincoln, J. S.'U llang, Bs.i r, J
a. AdySr, tBousei, P. c. RoiWsone,
SMton#boae, J.dse N. . S.mith, Jack
e Ii S l N. onap, Osebits, Capt. K. F.
Vliker., Bfhtblaad, s. L. Frantoan, I
SOuabite,?Travie -elef on, Oaseblht, '
, L. T. Whittington, Oeachita, Dr. A.
- V. Boberts, Detoto, J. A. Beamer,
Bleprille, ospt. W. T. Oaks, Bes
elli, J. LI Bond, LiDclq, Hotf. H. P.
Weldq, ,i.hdlad, J. O. amp, Oeash.
I Its, Dr W, B. Miller, Oaechita, 8.
Whited, Oneebhita, .. A. Vieas, Oea-.
e* chl', J. W. Scarborough, Osebalte,
Dr..J. ...Frlewson, DeSot,, R. J. Par
"in, JetMrroo, P. P. Kelth, addo, T.
J: Glate, Dedoto, Ludeeo Sonlat, Jet
S sn, D. N; Barrow, East Baton
ag .I Hi on;. F. P. Stbbe, Oeaebita,
T. 5. MHailtto, oeoauta, J. . ee,
UnIon, J. P. Baldwin, St; Mary, T. J.
Blrd, East Baton Rouge, 0. V. Sooiati
Se6l,~ ro4 W. S, Frlenrse, DeSoto,
Weleyr organ, Morehouse, Prof. W.
0. 8tibbt, Jeferson, Hon. W. L. Doqp,
Morehouse, Hon; I. I. Davis, Ouase.
Sits, D. McQuiller, Ouoaslta, 0. W.
, Miller, Ouahcblt, W. M. D. Gaeer,
r, Winne, P. E. Gresham, Wise, E. L.
d Woodside, East Baton Rouge, T. W.
Willimes, Morehouse, G. W. MoDfoe,
Morehouse, F. L. Maxwell, Madlason,
o W. A. Collins, Morehouse; J. Y. al..l
A more, Iberia, M. F. Mlthof, Jefferson,
A John Dymond, Plaquestlne, Emile
' RBoat, at. Charles.
t The followlng gentlemen sabsequent
!y appeared and enrolled their names :
0. W. Mooslunm, Ouaeblta, B. T.
Sellers, Union, A. Cslbopn; Osebhtri
SL. f. Calboun, Oabthlla, E. B. . ve,
Ouahebit, F. L. Parker, Ousehlta, O.
Slvyes, Oaaehita, Col. T. C. Standifer,
SLincoln, J. L. Holetead, Llueoln, O.
M. Peevy, Oaachlte, T. J. Humble,
I Ouachlta, H. Camp, Ouasbitl, Ed. de
Neveu, L. J. Johnston, Monroe, R.W.
e McClendon, J. T. Camp, E. E. Ortego,
1Milton HIammons. J. 14. Ford, S. P.
t Lewis, Oaachit, W. F. Cailaway, Un
Ion, J. M. -Roane, Lincoln, M. J.
O'Nell, Ouachitm, J. J. Bell, Lincoln,
t Rev. L. Easel, Monroe, J. 8. White,
I, Lincoln, C. U. Harris, Oasehita.
a The meetlng was called to order by
e Gen. J. L. Brent of Aosension, and the
e proceedings were opened with prayer
it by Rev. T. J. Upton. Hoe. F. P.
SiStabbe delivered the address of wel.
come and was responded lo by Judge
N. T . Smith of Jackson, Hon. A. V.
e Carter of Natchitoches parish, who
t hail been assigned that duty, being
a On motion the following coamtntee
1 on credentlels was then appointed :
I. Honorable J. M. Stallings of .incoln,
a hobairman; Luclen So8alt of Jeferson,
a Dr. A. V. Roberts of DeBoto., J.
t P. Parker of Ouaebite, and John T.
t, Baldwin of St. Mary.
A recess until 4:30 p. m. was then
4:80 p. m.-The meeting reassee.
bled, General Brent in the chair. The
chalr announced the followinlag
committee on resolutions: John
Dymond of Plaquemlne, chairman;
Dr. W. 8. Frierson of De8oto, J. M.
Stealings of Lincoln, F. P. Stubbe of
Oaschita, Emile Rost of St. Oharles.
° General Brent then read his annual
° address, which was an erudite pro.
g ductlon full of practlcal iteas nd was
e well received. A general discussion on
Spractical quiestions followed which was
SA recess was'taken until 7:80 p. m.
7:30 p. m.-Uposthe reaseumblig of
the Society Hon. H. P. Wells delivered
San interesting and instructive address
, upon the important subject of "Leaks
lan Farming." Tbhis wa followed by
sat general discuseion of various prae
0 tical questions from the box.
r *ECOND 1)AY'i PROGeEDINGS.
SThurnday's session of the couveno
-tion was held at thbe Experlmoenl
e arm at Calhoun, the delegates beieg
nthe guests of the North Louisiana
s Agriculturarl Assoclation. A speelal
', tralo, furalbnished for the occaio by the
F Queen and Creecent Company, con
rayed the delegates to the Slaiton,
Ua pleent ride over splendid reoad about
e 1 miles distance. The weather wee
a quite inclemenet, a drlsarg raen
e fiellngull day, but the attendace was
large and the tesalon was quite ao
a linteresting, tnJj'yable and proatable
SMr. John . Wanlle, Ptresident ol
the North Loutisana Agricultutral So0
cielty, called the meetin to order. Mr.
WR. F. MIllsagll ivred an eloqueentted
had eppsopreleaddrs of welcome, nos
d l* by Mr. Whlte who I
S Qade an appropriate le
The Soclety was called to order at ]
10 ai >b. ipFresjet Brent, sed the of
as heretofore published, e
was carried out with the exception of L
addresses by MaI. Fred 8alp, of Ba. of
pides on the "Cotton Industry of tie
Louisiana," and Dr. Wan. E. Oates, of es
Vicleksrr, Miss., on ltock Raising of
il the South," who were not pesent. of
Capt. F. L. Maxwell, of Madleon toe
pedisb, readsa splendid addrees, taking m,
iej hi subject the "Smaller Inladustrie to
Neuessary to Develop Agrieulture in
Loulelsas." He eps followed by Hon.
Jone Dymond of Plaquemins, who read b3
Siblasterly paper, belog a "Review of Al
the sger Industry," aid Mr. M. Mit- tit
bo, of Jefferseo, read an Interestlnga
gaper on ..Oralge Culture In Louis
Several practlcal and lanteresting SB
questions were propounded from the a
box and generally discussed io an In
Mtrectie and entertalalng meaner by to
the delegates. it
The hospitable people of Calhoun
teaWJlm lr gauels royally, as is theirt
;,e6i.,Lspreading for them a grnd
- eM hlosaed -barbecue dinner, whichb
wse 'partakes of by all present with a
rest rlliib. 11;
Sbe dejegates returned on the special m
at" p. . . after having spet a highly t
tiJoyabl: day, notwithetanding the s
At 7:80 p. as. the convention res
sembled at the courthouse with Gen. al
Brent In the chair. According to pro- d
grmme, Dr. William C. Stubbe, Di
rector, read his report of the results at
the Stste Experiment Stations, whlcb h
was replete with lnstruction and beane.
fits to the agriculturist. His paper h
will be pbllshbe.l In Bulletin No. 20, P
san td ~ p t.b read by every pleater in
the State, The progress shown to
have baseL made at the Stations was L
Dr. 8lbbe is pre-eminently the d
right man in the right pleee, being d
perfectedly posted in every partcular it
in the science of agriculture. He typl. al
Des all that is noble and enobling in v
the grandest and auost iolependent o
* all prorfesions. a
After the report of Dr. Stubbs a gen. dg
" eral discussion of rasuits followed which y
was participated in by several delegates d
a and the suggestions made were lan- 0
structive end vastly beneficial.
In answer to a question from the 11
* box Dr. Roberldiacuseed at length the e
r proposition to peek cotton In smaller b
hales and so lueld and convincing i
Wese bis remarks that many who bhd
e heretofore opposed the idea confessed a
themselves converted to his doctrine.
3 This plea Is one that Itis been generally f'
I discussed by the press since the luau- e
lgartion of the jute bagging combine tl
5 and the public Is pretty well posted A
upon it, but we never before heard the 4
advantages of the small bale so thor- t
oughly dllscussed and intelligently pre.
Sseated as was done by Dr. Roberts. e
lHe clearly proved that the adoption of I
this method would save millions of 14
a dollars to the cotton planters. The e
advantages of the small bale are many.
" They will be easier handled and save
Swaste and tear, the duty on jute bag- a
I gnlg and tles will be saved, the charges
s of middle men, in a great measure,
will be saved, compressling will be o
saved, they will be pecked in cotton a
I and that will inereass the demeand and a
therefore force higher prices. ''be dis
Soumssion slso demonstrated the feasibllit
of changing trhe present presses in use
s to suit the small bale. If this reform ti
is Inaugurated as a result of the mlcting b
I at Monree, as It no doubt will be, the
labors of the Socr.iey will not have been
i vainl, but will be worth millions of al
dollars to the farmers. a
On motion of Hon. Fralnk P. e
iStebbe, the chair appointed a
a committee of, three, consisting
of Dr. Roberlts, Mlr. bltubbs sad
Mr. F. 1.. Maxwell, tomakes Ithorough a
investigation of thle tuatter and report 8
in time to have the result of their in-.
veetigattloo published with the proceed
lInugs ol the convention. I
Prof. C. C. lHarris theu addressed t
I the convention layintg before the Soe- I
ely his plans for the fIuedatiUon of an
Agricultural Schbl at Calboun in r
connection with the Experimental
PFdrm and asking the aid and encour I
egeineit of the Society in his under. -
takingl. A resolution passed endorslnog
STUIRD DAY'S POROc'KEDIN(A. l
Tae coaveation reassembled at t10 a.
im., (len. Brenst In the ebaIr. I
Mr. (. . . 8lntat of Jeflereon parish d
read a valuable peper eviewlno thbe
Rice Idustry which was highly eater- g
talming and Instructlive and was well I
The committee on resolutlons repor- i
ted as follows which on motion wats'
unanimously adopted. J
,isolved-That our Senators and
Representatives in Congrem be rep.ss
ted to use ll efforts in their power to
advance the Commissioner of Agriemil.
turn to the dignity of aeabinet poltloon.
tesolved--That the epecial thanks
of this convention be tendered to Cor A
missmoner Coleman for the great lanter
et he has taken in the industries of a
Louisiana and to whom they owe much b
of their present development; and the
the Department be requested to contin- i
es its investigations in the production s
of sugar from sorghum.
Resolved--That the Lonismana Bureau
of Agriculture has our hearty thanks
for the earnest interest in the develop. a
meat of our agriculture and especially
in the orgnaizing and development of (
our several agricultural experimtnt
Resolved-That the retentio, iu officee
by Gov. Nicholls of Commissioner of
Agriculture T. J. Bird, is the reougni.
tion of the valuable services of a faith
fl officer and meets with our hearty
Resolved-That thle thanks of this
Society be tendered to Dr. W. C.
Stubbs, director of the State Expert
mental Stations, for the able, earnest
and faithful interest be has taken to
the development of Louslaiana egrttcul
tare, the good fruit of whieb is now
becoming everywhere visible.
Resolved-That we congratulate the
r farmers of North Lmuisiana upon the
establishment of the Experi
meat l Station at Calhoun the
monthly meetings of which are
a now attended by hundreds of intel
ligent, progresive farmers seeking
I more light in their favorite vocation,
and which station now proiises the
the most brilliant success of any in the
Resolved-That we congratulate the
farmers of this State upon their rapid
organizetion into local societies for the
advancement of agriculture, and that
all such societIes be requested to send
- delegates to our meetings.
Resolved-That the farmers of Louis
lane invite immigratilo into this
State of intelligent men and women
from all the other States and that
b they shall find here a cordial welcome,
r hearty cooperation, fertile lands and
Resolved-That we hail with satis
facetion the large immigration of strong
and prosperous farmers into Southern
[ Louisiana from the Northwest and into
North Louisiana from Alabama and
Resolved-That It is the especial
duty of the State to care for and to
r improve the levee system, It being
absolutely essential to the common
Resolved-That we recognize that
modern agriculture demands higher
education and that the State Univer
sity and A. & M. College at Baton
h Rouge, whose especial mission is to
a develop all the Agricultural resources
of Louisiana, shall have our hearty
sympathy and support.
Resolved-That the proposed esteab
lishment by Prof. C. C. Harris and his
e co-laborers of an agricultural and
br lbinees school at Calhoun near the
State Experiment station is mn enter
prise that is much needed in North
Loulsiana and meets with our favo
d and sympathy.
t. Reeolved-That in behalf of the
v farmers of the State of Louisiana we
express our hearty endorsement of the
action of the Hoard of Supervisors of
e the Louisiana State University and
d A. & M. College and the Bureau of
e Agriculture of the State in reference to
the disposal of the food received from
the United States under the provisions
of the Hatch law and especially the
t" establishment and end.rasment of the
if three experiment stations as now
) located and organized, and, as it is
essential that the agricultural expert-.
ments in the State should be carefully
F" followed and observed fot a series of
e years embracing all the variations of
. seasons and their effects upon growth
, and results, we earnestly recommend
that the present policy in relation to
' the encouragement annt development
e of experimental stations should be
n adhered to without variation or change
d and that we may have the benefits of
a eonslstent and harmonious series of
experiments extending through many
years, and we believe this can be
w best subserved by adopting and con
h tinuing the policy and system em
bodied in the act of the General As
ssembly of 1888, approving the present
distribution santi pproprlation of the
Sfunds received from the Hatch law;
I and that we deprecate any chbange or
mnlifitcation of this policey whatever as
calculatedt to be rextremely preilldicial
to farm ilnterests.
g esoolved, That we cord lailly r pprove
of the polcy of State sesistance benlog
voted annually to the Erperimental
b 8tations, and that in our opiniolon, th
't State of Louislian should devote asum
. of money not less than that given by
the liberslity of the National govern
meot; and we earnestly Invoke all the
influence of the farmers of the State
d to be actively employed to see that
- this be done.
a The report of Treasurer Garig was
n received, read and approved.
Ii Messra. WV. C. Stubbe, T. J. Birdrnod
E. L. Woodbridge were elected as a
committee on pubhlleation and re.
The committee on election of ofleers
made the followinog report:
. President-J. L. Brent, of Ascen
sloo; fat Vice-President. Dr. \V. 8.
b Friersn, of Deoto; 2nd Vice Plres
dent, F. L. Maxwell, of Madison; E.
SL. Woodbridge, of Esut Baton Rouge,
Secretary; Wi. Gtrig, of East Baton
I Rouage, Treasurer.
Executive Cuommittee-~'or State at
SLarge, H. P. Wells, of Richland; Fred
'S*ip, of Rapides; en Sonia o TL
Jefrson, D. W. P of East I ]
Rouge; hIermy M oi AeeniO
Dantel Thommpipn, . Mary.
First Oongreuion1 Dilstrict-
Dymoad, of Plaquemine; Srcoad Dis
trit-Emille Rast, of St. Charles;
Third Disricet-Andrew Price, of La-.u
ferehe; Fourth District--J. M. Foster t
of Caddo; Fifth Distriet-F. P. Stubb, ,
of Oachita; Sixth DistrictDr.F_. T"i"
Mills, of Eut Baton Rouge. s
A resolutiont was passed cba
Article 6, of the Constitution..em i~n" ,c
ring the executive committee to select PN
thetimenand place of future meetings. .e
The following £resnlution was
and adopted.: Z . 7
Reoived--That the 8tikt iltv'.
Committee be directed to meet in New re
Orleans on Saturdai Mlarcth tthm to de- F
ternmin on the pinet. ,i r 1.ling lt
the next seOtlif eunveontlm- and -is) di
that sueh committee shalt appoint a be
committee on programme and arrange i
meats and a committee on transpor
tatlon and shall be authorized to con- ot
eider and set upon the qagation of a rt
State Fair. : . i
The following resolutions were thea it
adopted and the convention adjomTea- 11
Resolved-That the thanked of.-jl 01
eoveeelion be gives to theeflfiase-tof.
Monroe for the uearty welome and01
handsome 1enartaimoet liv to. t
their harmlg ity.. -
, Resolved-That the thanks of this
eonvention he tendered to the ladies of
the North Iuisrlaas Agricultural Soel
ety for the splendid and bountiful bao
quet given to this convention at the
experimental station grounds.
Resolved-That the thauks of this
convention be e iven to the Mltelesippi
s Valley Railroad Compeany and to the a
Vicksbarg, Shreveport anrd Pacific
Railroad Company and to the Illinois
Central Railroad Company for the
Sconcessions made in passenger rnes Jo
t delegates to this coupeutln; o
SReaclved-That tjhe a _ t
convention be given to the ofeers g
- of the courts of Monroe for their kind a
tender of the use of the coarthouse. A
Resolved-That the thanks o(f :tine
convention be given the presldesit,
secretary and other ofcers of the con- t
vention for the able mannei" in which I
they have conducted its proceedings.
SThe proceedings of thle Agricultural a
convention repeatedly'euiforced and
illustrated the importatice of mmedi. 1
ately establishing cotton maeafactories c
in this section. The disacussion of the .
a subject of reducing tile size of cotton
I bales brought this out very forcibly.
Many reasons were stated by Dr. Rob- a
, erts why cotton bales should be re
r duced to about one-fourth of their
present size, such as the greater ease of
n handling, the saving of cotton to the
a farmer and the millmen, the bier a
preservation of the stople, &e.'- ~t
the strongest reasonu urged W Ri at
these small bales could-be wrapped in
cotton cloth and thus etd~itelt'tiianud
d for about 150,000. additional bales of 1
r. cotton. This would necessarily en
h hance the price of cotton and efsectu
ally destroy the monopoly In jute bag
Bing and forestall the conspiracy to I
e raise the price of outlan lies,;" f TIe I
e new bales would be tied with wire.
f The manufacture of this material to
Swrap the new size bales will require
o and encourage the buliding of actories I
n right here at home ad affords another
is potent reason for pushing forward the
ie contemplated cotton factory In Monroe.
i We beg our people to take notice of
Is this new and important movement
1. and to put new energy and ionpira.
y tiou in their worthy efforts to or
)f gania a cotton factory at once,I
of There can be no doubt but tbat the
d new bales will be adopted to a large
o extent during the present year and we
it call attention as to this, the most tim
e portant step taken by the Agricultural
Assoelation during the session just
President-elect Harrison, say th6
Sdispatches, has authorized the an
t- nouncement that Ithe Soulh will be
m represented in his cabinet but he gives
it no intlmation as to who the man will
be. Mahone and longstreet seem to
a be the favorites, with the odds in
se favor of thie little \'Vrglinian, but there
are other nouthern Republicans with
strong backings, among those Hon. J.
R. G. Piskin of this State, who
I would make an excellent adviser to
y Dudley cannot be punlshed for his
1- voters-io.blocks-of tive letter unless it
5can be shown tbat somebody acted I
t upon it. This may not be so easy to I
show, perhaps, but it is nevertheless na
afact that Republicans are thankling
tbeir stars that somebody did act upon
dit.- ("i geo .Iiaerld.
Advice to oNethers.
Mrs. WVtnslow'a Soothing Syrup,
Sshould always be used wben children
are cutlng teeth. It relieves the little
sufferer at onee, it produces natural,
quiet sleep by relieving the child lkom
.pain, and the little cherub awakes as.
, "bright as a button." It is very pleas- 4
ant to taste, It soothes the child, solft- 1
, nen the gums, allays all pain, relieves
n wind, regulales the bowels, and is Ihe
best known remedy for diarrhea, e
t whether arising from teething or other
1 causes. Twenty-ave ceants a bottle.
TN Alj A A RiOWS MERIOUM
oU , Coa ges, Diplomatic
1Special . O. City Itoem.l
I DG N, Jan. 22.-It is now given
-out That the British government has
been flulty inL',rTe of
the United jeit t gcaferisn"pt'er, A
fit~.t me lon p ho t l..... n..gont -.
in S'moa Is oosed tqhe liett L_
spirit of the'n the. 1th,, `Lr aru ast
this effect have-beetasenit to .Be lid
reports. sent bursa Api i y t. a fz-8a
down of urr ,e
This te oi"cn I
other s aly a th x
rella 11gr i;
in S Idnisten
of-war Adie a
of the ul e I r eo ,
went t an os
and 'on et th.i,
AplalHarnor aid taken 1i rlde apriapers,
on board of (he German reae-of wsr -
and fired upon the. Aerirnt fs.,: .."
On December 17 ithe"Unted ites ' "
Consul sent a pi|oteat It the Qeritl .a
e Consul, asserting. that
TaE coNDOUT uP TF le OcMAr ita
hbad Been outrageous, and had plnned "
the American lives anSdl Jr9R~etly, Jiu--'.
a geat jeopardy. At. 7 o'clck ,n. ilhe
I morning of [)~ceembrr 17 t he Olga telt
pla anduItpoied p. thi csqusa, and .
i° urnecfthtt "evenipg `with 'Lamast
t's e Secretary oR borl.. Thalst igllht
- the Secretary wrote ni letter to his wife
h In Apia, stating that thb Germans
would attack the townl, named ..M,Ia
fasatele darling the :ilglht andi 'w,.ulil
I attack Matteahf' inen -wliile they were
The towtnAh seiate&twlointiles ashove
Apia. The wife told the mtoers to ones
9 of her relatives in Apta; who in tnr;"
sent word to the Mantaalon soldiers.
Before midnight 200 arm. d men.,
had assembled on shore, a short dies
lance above the English (O,,nmulaqt.
('ONC'EAT.LTNI TIIE'JrEtvEa tX THE
waited for the appearance of the Ger.
man boats, which, it was snid, would'.
e contain a number of Tamaeese nme. "as
ir well as German sailors, who had been
it hrougllt from Silunfate.by thei Oga.
The reports are"'iery' l,1-gthy -and
spicifei, hearing the stamp of. truth
n upon their face, and tile eutents are
d such as to entirely plreclodenr,y fulrlher
if delay in decisivo action on the ,art ,of
i the American government.
Lord Salisbury's. lIntrt news from
Apia is of a lhreatening natulre. in -
consequence of these. advices the Bril
0 ish fleet in thie Pacitce will be increased -
e immediately by at least two powerful
vessel. After M'r. Pinclpe lied lel' jt
lo.nrd ~alilsbilry t -day CoUt t.. Vo
lieatsftldt, the (Gel nttn Anblitasador,;
e badtl an Interview w'th ith,, Prime. ,f'n
r :,The (itrrnlelt's (rrespniltdtlIlt at
e Berlin learns on good nuthonrity that
(Germany hs Coelllne ti nti li- ite uIn
derstandlllg w'itl tl.e Unlitlc-d Mta til
of with regard to, Sastnt.
it In this 'onnectiiun it is wiortly to
I. remark that bitter eiltniatinta were ,
maIde yesterday in the French (bant.
ber relative tsi British aggression In
the Paciflc Arehilpelago, mltt that the
'explanation of attmnirar Kranlz, the
te Minister of th(le N ,vy, was exceedingly
lame. Tihe I'atc.fi lusinestse aecnus.cer.
tainly a sort of coltartnership sego
whacks" affair between Englaid andi
Beliter Than Ever.
It did seem as though tile seedsmeo
6 outdid themnselves last year in the tItue
3. of elaborate catalogues, htlt ihere colesu.
e ick's Floral Gaude, for. 18b9, Irom
lRochester, N. Y., better than all pre=
vious Issues. "HBetter" hardly expresses
i it-rather, we should say, far superir.
o It has been changed inn every r-pi-nt ;
new cuts, new type, enlltrged iln .'x
(opening like asn i'ld-f.shtintieal saingintg.
book); contains thrtn eleganl Ihlho.
h graphs, (8tl0l inelhes) of Iloses, Gern
. neurams aiund Melon and Tomato; besides
o a very ilne plate of tihe late James
SVick and hl. three sons wlo nrow own
and manage this large buinim ess. These
features imlsnl nake the 'Floral Guide
Is valuable to their many Ish )iosanidla ol
customers in this country.
W +e al.o notrnce that Vieck returns ito
Id the plan stlarted by the foundicr of the
to businesrs years ago), of offering east,
pries at ithe 8 atoe Pair. Oe would
tillik Ithey were a little out of their
heads t, oLffer to the publie such a work
Sas tie (Guide tree, for that i- what it
amounts to, when . tIIe-y asy it will be
sent orIn receipt of fifteen cets, annu thatl
a certlifc;te good fir flfteerreentn worth
of seed will I , reitrlani-d with tie
P Guide. -
le We are inlomrntid that Slr. J. 'T.
I, Wade pail recenl:y Ihtie tUlna n-f $1+32
n cash for a I rait of mmii cinialiniug
I about :,)i acres, sil:atell inn tile western
i porrlion of our Iaril. Tlis si.. was tlhat
-. nion l pa:rish hanid are no longer a
.5 drug upion the narket, tinut oin tIhe
e other hand good pIrices catn be obtain
i, ed for themn. -l'iis chanlge is one of
ir the good results of tie iirmigratiou
movement.-Fzrmcrrllle Gailc e,