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I FREE GARDEN AND TREE SEEDS. 1
| How Some New Varieties May 3
% Be Obtained. i
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The Gift of the Herald to Its Subscribers—Vegetables Which Double the Income of Truck E2
Farmers in the East. 3
By special arrangement with some of the leading seed houses of the world, The also been largely experimented with at the various state agricultural fairs throughout the
ITkrAld is able to give each of its cash subscribers (only those who receive the paper by I country, with the same gratifying results. —
mail or express are included) a most valuable lot of FREE SEEDS. These seeds are to t t i_ A • n « •, ,
recommended by gardeners of long experience as the very best varieties of the plants n - Long-Standing LETTUCE. In shape this variety resembles the White Seeded
named known. The market value of the products from them will of course be greater Giant Comply s lettuce, but it heads much better and the leaves are firmer and more ~<g
than the common varieties now used. It is probably the best premium offer 'ever made numerous - "1S ver y slow to run to seed, and withstands the heat better than any other
on the Pacific Coast, and old as well as new subscriber, may avail themselves of it. The vanet y- Its leaves are very crisp and delicious.
*£T only requirement is a cash remittance. Those who have already paid in advance can Indian Bean Tree.—A quick grower and a useful tree in every respect. Just the
rjp*~ have their subscriptions extended by remitting 50 cents on the weekly and 75 cents on thing for timber claims; grows on the dryest land. S
the daily, and will receive the seed package free of postage or other charge. A large L. ~ . , , ~ c . , . , ,
quantity of the seeds will not, of course, be sent to anyone, but sufficient to make a fair T * • Jerusalem Corn -A new and valuable forage plant. Grows on the dryest land.
<£T trial. No seeds sent without a request for them. The following is the list: 1S Said the S rowtll on half a 50x150 foot lot will almost support a cow.
%Z Green and Gold Watermelon.—A large and very fine variety The flesh is Cardinal Tomato.—This is a beautiful tomato, being of a brilliant cardinal red,
firm and sweet. The color is very beautiful. very g loss y looking when ripe, the flesh of the same brilliant color. Ripens evenly
ST" tt %* through, having no hard green core, like many others. In shape it is round, smooth and
t Hackensack Muskmelon.—A large melon; very prolific; rich in flavor; thick, 1 solid. ZILZ
m juicy flesh. , £
WT Siberian Cucumber.—Very early; grows from four to six inches in length; good Z I " ""• t~> ] r TT~~"~T7~ "52
f- color, firm and very crisp. bubscription Kates ot Ine JiLerala: zzg
«J*~ Jumbo Pumpkin.—An imported variety of immense size; very productive and a _ ® v MA . TT # c ~3
good keeper; flesh salmon colored; good for both cooking and stock feeding. Daily Herald, one year $8.00 Weekly Herald, one year ...si.so
tn*~ _ _ . 6 Daily Herald, six months 4.25 Ti.„. Tn „,„„fi,- ~
Klein Sugar Beet. This new German variety, as reported by Dr. H. W. Wiley Daily Herald, three months. .. 2.25 Weekly Herald, six months 100
of the United States Department of Agriculture, exceeds all others in the amount Daily Herald, one month 80 Weekly Herald, 3 months 50
of sucrose 111 its juice, and also in its yield. According to his analytical table, the yield cnr „ ~ j j 1 1. «5
<gZ of the Kleinwanz-lebene.r was tons of beets per acre, from which upward of 6200 agents of Wells-Fargo, and newsdealers everywhere
pounds of sugar were extracted, being 400 pounds more sugar per acre than extracted are authorized agents of The Herald. -"jS
JgZ from any of five other varieties tested and analyzed under the same conditions. It has I , ' -~^
THE DEATH OF LUCY LARCOM.
A Kerr England Poet Who Came of flood •
Blood Though She Was a STUI Olrl. J
Another landmark of Now England 1
character and oulfcnro has been removed 1
by the douth of Misa Larcacm. Slio was
a true poet, writing songs which wero i
not only good from tho point of viow of
literary workmanship, but which aro
cherished by tho pnoplo for the tender
ness and wholesomcrxcsii of their senti- '
inent. Sho was a lottered and cultivated 1
Woman and never was anything else '
from tho time sho was a woman at all, 1
Foreigners and latter day Bostonians '
find it hard to understand this, hearing
that Lucy Larcom was an operative in a
cotton mill for 10 years in her early life.
They think of her as a sort of phenome
non or abnormal development, like Rob
ert Bums or Elihu Bnrritt, whereas there
was nothing phenomenal in her cultiva
tion, though there may have been in her
genius. Plenty of people of promising 1
cultivation worked in factories, in the '
field or at the forge in those halcyon
early days of the present century. Not
long since the Listener saw a splendid '
collection of daguerreotypes taken from '
the time these pictures were first made 1
up to about the year lfiSo. They wero
chiefly of persons belonging to or in
some way connected with one Vermont 1
The portraits all showed remarkably
fino and interesting faces— tho faces ap
parently of persons of intelligence, culti
vation and spirit—as far as possible re
moved from the face of tho smug philis
tine of the pre Bnt day, and being some
what familiar with the history of that
period the Listener was not astonished
to learn that these people were all f_rm
ers, wagon makers, blacksmiths or work
ing men or women of some sort. Thi ro
Wero musicians and poets among those
high spirited Yankee laborers, and their
talk was of other things than bullocks
and stock reports.
Miss Larcom belonged to the gan' ra
tion WUisti produced such people and
was proud to belong to it. She was no
monstrosity of cultivation springing
from an Ignorant race. The Now England
country peorde of the first half of the cen
tury were *'iperinr in intelligence and
cultivatit;*—-in real education—to tho
mercantiU' society of the present day.
On 14 hours of labor and less than $1 of
wages a day they maintained a better
degree of cultivation than their children
do wMsVfine honsc-Annd plenty of money.
You will find some relics of this sort of
old fashioned people in the country dis
tricts fttiU, and if you go to them fresh
from the trills of pretentious suburban
society about Boston you perceive that
you have had'a considerable lift in tho
Why. r-i ervprmoas, prodigious, kfowil-'
fierijig gain we made whot. <yo gave np ■
tnt- old, eimjlle cullreafifni .*■-.■ c.l on wit
anal ytiuisWn for one founded upon the
dividouds of shoddy mills and slipped
off our bast n uftivo blood t« western
farms and counting houses to make ''com
for foreign operatives, in trying to "keep
tiown" whom we spend our time!
J .Wlv mj.b.o bust seijse of tho word.
equally a lady in tho kitchen, nursery,
schoolroom, factory or litjorary circles,
Miss Larcom was a survivor of the New
England era of social equality based
npon plain riving and high thinking.
Let ns hope that sho was also a type of
what may. coroo again when humanity
grows wiser.—Boston Transcript.
Womnn MwfiYiifro In Colorado.
Both houses of tho Colorado legielatnro
hnvo voted in favor of a constitutional
amendment, extending suffrage to wom
en. Governor Waito has signed tho bill,
and tbo supporters of the measure aro
confident that at iho next electron they
will got an overwhelming majority of
Western men have chivalrous
viowß on the nub'Sgt question and ac
knowledge the right of women to all tho
privileges that men onjoy. Aa coeduca
tion received tho impetus in tho west
that gave momentum to public opinion
in breaking down conservative barriers
and opening the doors of the greatest
educational institutions in the east to
won ion, so it is to be given to western
women to demonstrate that women do
dosiro and will exercise the rightof fraiP~
chise. Onro the American woman fully
decides and makes her decision known
that Bhe will elect the rulers of the com
monwealth, Bhe will have tho right, as
she has all other privileges within tho
power of the American man to bestow.
—New York Sun.
F.flglleh Women lv Election*.
During tho rocont elections English
women ha ye been moro actively engaged
than ever in political work. They have
descended into the nrona of practical
politics, a* one writer has said, and aro
endeavoring to sweep it cloan with tho
brooms of their intelligence. Whenever
meetings ham been held, they have ap
peared upon platforms and titkun part in
the speeches, while in clubs and in com
mittee rooms, in alleys and bystreets,
or over spa*r.Bly settled districts, they
have iv all sorts of weather worked with
They prepure canvass books, organize
meetings, raise funds for the conflict,
help build clubhouses for the men, pro
vide them with books and newspapers,
canvass aud conduct voters to tho polls,
toil all day and writs far into the night
for tho oatiae they love, and when it is
owr the parliament of men assemble at
Westminster aid enact laws which sex
does not prohibit n woman from obeying,
hr~ prevents hcT formulating.—Loudon
Wlioro Hor Oytn. Practice -\ ■ Much.
Whi'.p Thomas Hopkins, a miller emu
ployed at Starry mills, was assisting T»*jss
Macon, dauphtirr of ffcmrc-mayor of Can
liTlmry, in lmwichioe; n OMMe he ncft
fl< utydly foil hitn ?iver at m ~y.ot
, wir-n- the water fe.very do?jj sw.it above
M t»fic floougatA. «rf the' Black mill. He
was unable toewim. aud Mii;s Mason, re
alizing fiis danger, oOTTa#Wiitulyplnngßd
in to rescue him. Sho managed to keep
him above water until further assistance
could be rendered, when they wore fioth
bvoughtsafoly to shore. Miiw Mason hj s
tvon several prizes lmfewimmmg contests.
. !i..-u». Tiuaaa-
LOS ANGELES HERALD, DAY MOlttiTm*. MAY 1893.
Good Word* For sn Old Friend.
Our venerable and gentle- crmtnrnpo
rary, the Philadelphia Ledger, celebrates
its now office as a friendly organ of tho
administration by discarding the primi
tive blanket form in which it has been
known and loved bo long in Philadelphia
and the rest of tho world and Comes
forth in new and seemly modern gar
ment, a 20-pago paper, with illustrations
and all the other improvements of jour
nalism up to date. Wo dare say there
will bo murmurs along the Schuylkill,
for this old friend's face has seemed to
the i>raisers of pant time, which is the
Philadolphian present, one not to be beau
tified by now gauds.
Yet if The Ledger changes its outward
; seeming it will not change its inward
spirit. It will still be a reflection of Mr.
Childs, kindly and benevolent and placid
toward all mankind, conscious of pros
-1 perity and virtue, but not puffed up
thereby, devoted editorially in the main
to the propagation of truths which no
body can deny. Tho same old tree will
grow in the northwest corner of tho real
...estate advertisements, the sanio old
house will stand superior to the winds
ond floods at the northeast corner. "Out
of tho old fields cometh the now corn."
We salute our venerable contemporary
and ite amiable proprietor. May his
days be long in the land and the num
ber of his teacups as the sands of the sea
shore! —Now York Sun.
A Wealthy Vagrant.
A ragged aud dirty vagrant who gavo
the name of John Walsh, 44 Heyward
' street, Brooklyn, was arrested tho other
\ day by Policeman MeGowan at tho cor
| ncr of Fulton and Cumberland streets in
that city. Ho was charged with loung
, ing and vagrancy.
I When the sergeant took stock of tho
: contents of the man's pockets, he nearly
, fainted with astonishment. First a roll
;of bills amounting to $30 was found,
then an Emigrant Savings bank book
l showing deposits of $2,200 turned up,
j and lastly the officer took from an inside
pocket a book issued by the Proviriont
Savings bank of Jersey City, which gavo i
John Walsh credit for having $1,000 in
i tho bank's keeping. Then tho man him
[ self produced from another pocket a
certificate of deposit in an English bank
I which added $2,000 to his assets.
In the Butler street court the Wealthy
' vagrant was fined $3. which he paid with
«>mu reluctance from tho roll of bills
found upon him.—New York Adver
Afraid or Now Force.
"It is Jaughabhs." a*M Clerk Barney
at the Arlington, hist nttbt, "to obsorvo
t?hat conjftern.".tion a RWlUtfiV face will
create*irr crowd*? m*rr. novra
"Yon will soe several of the latter
talking and joking, when middenly some
[ One not k&OWn to them will approach,
j A startled look flashes over their faces,
! and the newcomer receives n cold recep-
I tion unless he happens to be a newspaper
| man or a political power.
"What is the cause? Why, ofEco seek
ing. Every atnaior and represontativo
In the city Is approaciied 09 times a aay j
by some man wanting his application in- I
dorsed, and the senators usually aro pre- f
sented with a letter of introduction, mak
ing escape impossible. They must in
dorse or make an enemy, and if they in
dorse tho application it means so much
of their patronage gone from their
friends. No wonder thoy look frightened
at tho sight of a Eirange face approach
ing." —Washington News.
Faints Et the Mention of mood.
The district court is somewhat unde
cided as to what is the best course to
pursue in tho case of the State versus
Edward Porter, charged with carving
another colored man named Clark with a
knife. The trouble arises over the fact
that Juror Oswald is taken with a fit
every time blood is mentioned, and tho
case has to rest until he recovers. The
very mention of a wound or the showing
of a knife sends him into a fit of shivers,
aud tho attorneys aro struggling along
in an effort to conduct the case without
the use of gory details. That is prac
tically impossible. The court cannot re
lease the jury and try the case again un
der the rule that a man once in jeopardy
is always in jeopardy and cannot be tried
twice, except in case of a disagreement.
The case is a peculiar one.—Minneapolis
Cor. Chicago Herald.
Switched Off hy a Borro.
A peculiar accident happened the other
day on the Bakoirsfield and San Miguel
railroad at Asphalto. The train was
made up and ready to rtart for Bakers
field, when a young burro waa seen rub
bing himself on tho switch. When the
j train started, the shriek of the locomo
' whißtle frightened him, and ho
j jumped with such forco against the
i switch as to throw it open just as the
train arrived. As a result the locomo
tive and four of tho cars wero ditched.—
Cor. San Francisco Chronicle.
A Lone Distance Snoeio.
A reporter had tho pleasure on Sun
day of listening by telephone to part of
aEormon delivered in St. Thomas' church,
Hamilton. Every word of the preacher
could be heard, ;vnd if deponent be not
badly mistakon there was a sneeze at
' the close of one of the eloquent periods
: that could have come from no other in
[ dividual than John R. Cameron.—
To Battle For Mummies.
Tho mummies of tho high priests of
Amman, now in possession of tho Egyp
tian government, arc scon to be rafHed
off. They will* be divided into six lots
and drawn for by the museums of Lon
i don, Paris. Rome, Berlin, Vienna and
Every member of President Cleve
land's cabinet, including tho president
and vice president, is married, with the
1 exception of Hilary A. Herbert, secre
tary of tho navy, who is a widower.
About 20 years ago there was a sovere
epidemic of smallpox in England and
America. In recent months the discaso
has been causing alarm in many parts
of Frurland and Seotlaud.
Compliment* of Herr Krupp.
j According to an iiitertwrir.tr rumor, onr
esteemed friend, Herr Krupp, intends
giving that mammoth shooting iron now
at Jackson park to Chicago with his
compliments. If this is so, then Herr
Krupp has our best thanks and all the
courtesies tbat are to be had in such an
ineffably bad season of weather. The
gun weighs 270,000 pounds and over,
and as it cost $80,000 to make it Herr
Krupp's testimonial wou,V involve some
But really we aro not at all »ure wo
know what to do with the weapon. Tho
city has no marine defense to sustain,
and a couple of trusty derringers in offi
cial hands are the only weapons needed
in clearing out offensive bumboats. It
costs $1,200 to shoot the thing, and that
is quite a tidy sum to pay for the priv
ilege of bowling over targets placed out
in tho mklwarrirs of Lake Michigan.
And when it went off we greatly fear
that Eome of Mr. O'Neill's "inspected"
hotels in tho neighborhood would draw
themselves up and drop into dust heaps.
Besides, the thing would have to have a
fort to be housed in. And having one
fort we should need to have two to be
really thoroughly equipped. Having
these, we'd want more guns, and more
marines, and more gunpowder. And
then with all these, what use would they
be unless wo got up a war just to have
everything in keeping?
Still, it's a great gun ancj an influen
tial discourager of inimical advances.
'If we must take it, Herr Krupp has our
thanks. —Chicago Record.
To Illustrate the Progress of the Press.
An international exhibition will be
held in Brussels during the coming sum
mer, its object being to display the com
mercial, industrial, scientific and artistic
development of tho public press from
ancient to modern times. The exposi
tion has been planned and 13 conducted
jointly by tho Union of the Belgian Peri
odical Press and the Belgian Club of
Newspaper Collectors, and a complete
and elaborate exhibit will bo made, which
will embrace tho entire scopo and history
The journals collected will bo divided
in thsso classes: Political, scientific, lit
erary, theatrical, society, artistic, agri
cultural, industrial, financial, commer
cial and economic, pedagogical nnd
scholarly, sporting, fashion, legal, comic,
philosophical and miscellaneous, and a
full showing ia expected to bo made in
each of theao varied lines of newspaper
publication. Tho exhibits of all these
classes will bo arranged so a3 to illus
trate tho progress of the presa from the
•vstsa.iu century to the prtswaat tabffts Ita
literary r.ad mechanical pcrr.iccrcn, ar
tistic merit and commercial and indus
trial importance. Tlio exhibition will
last for two months.
Th°ro ars some very pious peoplo in
Waiihington. You might not suspect it,
but it is nevertheless true.
Theso people have entered on a crusade
against the Sunday icocart. There must
bo no delivery of ice on the first day of
the week. Tho rumble of the clumsy
cart must not be heard in the streets to
excite ths !k?at» mMtjej ■ ijwijwn nf tVi.i
altogether too religions.
When a man is so awfully good that
he can't drink ice water on Sunday, his
case becomes serious, and a consultation
of eminent physicians ought to be had at
There are folks so oddly constituted
that they have the hysteria over a Sun
day ice cart, but are a little bit toe
shrewd in a horse trade on Monday. It
wouldn't do any harm if such people's
religion wete to have a hypodermic in
jection of common sense.—New York
Britain's Bitter Folitieal struggle.
The final passage of the home rule hjll
by the commons now seems to be in
sight. The committee stage may be
vexatious and slow, but the bill will go
through within a reasonable time and be
sent to its death in the house of lords.
That the dead bill will in the end prove
a weapon with which the house of peers
itself will be struck down is confidently
predicted by the Liberal leaders. Before
that day comes, however, Britain must
pass through the bitterest political strug
gle of her modern history, and a strug
gle which will involve issues far greater
than those of the present measure. —
The large hospitality which Chicago
residents are planning arouses a cordial
admiration. One woman who lives in
the outskirts of the city and has a large
lawn as well as big house, says: "Wo
have secured a number of tents, which
we propose to pitch on the lawn and pro
vide with cots and conveniences. Here
we'll quarter the men when our house
overflows, as we expect it will most of
Rubinstein's New Opera*
Rubinstein's sacred opera entitled
"Moses," on which the composer has
been at work since 1881, has just been
put on tho stage at Brunn. Moravia.
Tho opera is a Beries of eight acts, tho
preaontatation of which occupies two
evonings. Tho most interesting part of
tho work fiom a theatrical point of
View is tho econe depicting the historic
ovents on Mount Sinai.
A Consul's Bon Does a Skirt Dance.
At a recent party at Biarritz Nigel
Bellairs. son of tho British consul there,
electrified the assembly by dancing, and
most gracefully too, a skirt dance, ap
-j»reled in tho regulation mazes of filmy
gauze and laco petticoats. Ho looked
•Hro an ordinary slim ond good looking
fesung girl and was recalled again and
again by tho delighted audltKvs*.—Chi
, Upheaved a Mountain.
', A blast of tons of powder exploded
nt tho Bayside quarry, where tho rock for
tho jetty work at tho entrance to tho
harbor is obtained. Tho blast throw up
130,000 tons of rock, demolished two
cabins and damaged the railroad. No
ono was injured.--Cor. San Francisco
Professor Falb of "Vianna has attained
<"B« notoriety froto tho fact that ha
predicted the coming of both series oi
earthquake shocks from which the island
of Zante has recently suffered.
Earthquake prognostications havo been
recorded as coming true in not a few in.
stances, but there is reason to believe
that the fulfillment of the prophecies was
purely accidental. Seismologists are not
likely to give Professor Falb much credit,
for prescience. They will say he merely)
Vippened to foretell what was coming. 1
We may, to be sure, predict-eartli-J
juakes in some regions with a good de:;i|
Df confidence that the prognostication fl
will come true, tt we predict, for hi II
stance, that an earthquake or eartrl
tremors will be felt in Japan tomorrow I
the chances ore that the prediction v. ii.l
come true, for one or two earth mov •!?
merits on mi average are felt in that!
country every day r but we cannot telffl
exactly where they will occur or whaiOT
degree of violence they will exhibit.
The greatest boon which could be ccn
ferred upon regions that are subject
violent earthquake shocks would be tli;
discovery of some means of foretellin ,
the coming of these terrible calamities
For years seismologists have given tlieh
most earnest attention to this problem
but it cannot be said that they li iv v
made much progress. Professor John
Milne says that he and his assistant
have spent years in observing tho earth
quake phenomena of Japan, but they
havo never yet succeeded in foretollin/.
the coming of an earthquake.—Now
The Humming of Telegraph Wires.
You have all heard tho humming lint
singing of telegraph and telephone eel
as you passed tho poles along the str- iil
No doubt 3*ou have concluded that it is
caused by tho action of the wind on I
wires and given it no further ttlon
But it is not true that the stngi:
caused by the wind, and if you alt)
observing you will notice that often .'• •
humming sound is to be heard col l Win
ter mornings when the smoke fromchi ;t
--neys goes straight up until it is lost In the
clouds, and when tho frost on the wlroa
is as fuzzy and thick *s a roll of chenille'
Tho wind has nothing to do with t'.y
eonnd, and according to an Austrian
scientist the vibrations. aro duo to tho
changes of atmospheric temperature,
and especially through the action of
cold, as a lowering of temperature in
duces a shortening of tho wires est- f V
ing over tho whole of the conduct or.
considerable amount of friction is pr*
duced on the supporting belli* t- 1 * * in
ducing aounds both in the wi**" mil the
When this humming has been goinr!
on, birds have mistaken the sound for in
sects innido the poles and have been
seen to peck with their bilis ODtthe out/H
sido as they do upon tho apple and olherß
treea.—Boston Journal of Commerce. V
Aa(lmo!»nt in often nooded to nnnrl li m M
»lrcnic.». n ::,v rooU and to keep the li r*3
natural color. IWl'i Hair Rcuower is the U-ial