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HEADS LIKE A NOVEL.
REMARKABLE DRAMA OF REAL LIFE
WITH INTRICATE PLOT.
Aa Adventuress Named Mary Thiers the
Woman In the Case Hensntionnl Re
sults or the Conviction of a Cleveland
I'hyslclan of Burglary.
A flrnma of real life more oxtraordi
tary In its developments tlinn tho com
plicated plots of Wilklo Collins has
been brought to light by (Ho indefati
gable investigations of n Cleveland At
Two years ego a Dr. Emerson of Bo
res, a Cleveland suburb, wan arrestpd
on the charge of burglary. Tlio trial
was sensational, a pathetic fpatnro be
ing (lie devotion displayed by bin young
mid beautiful wife, who sat constantly
by bis side dnring (lie trial. Kmerson
was convicted and sent to the peniton
tiary. His wife was shocked lafpr to
discover that be bad repaid her dovo
tion by surreptitiously milking out a
mortgage of bin property, while i" jail,
to ono Mary Thiers.
Mrs. Kiiinrmiii'B lovo turned to ha
tred. HIip instituted divorce, proceedings
and was granted a decree. Then fIio
consulted an attorney iu regard lo the
cation the attorney discovered that
Mary Thiprs. bad bpen living with John
Thiers, w ho was not her husband. This
John Thiers died hint July, leaving all
bis property to Mary. Ho bad been an
intimate friend of Dr. Kmerson.
Several days ago the attorney received
t letter from a man named Wittman of
Buffalo. The writer paid he bad read
(he name of John Thiers in the death
list of a Cleveland newspaper. Ho ask
ed (he attorney to make inquiries and
see if John Thiers was not in reality
Casper Wittman, the writer's father.
"Casper Wittman," continued the writ
er, "left his devoted wifo in Buffalo
to wildly follow Mary Thiers, who poi
oned his mind against bis family. He
Was worth fno.OOO in cash and held
much real estate in Cleveland and De
troit." Tito letter concluded w ith (he state
ment that, if Thiers and Wittman wero
the same, the attorney should immedi
ately institute proceedings to contest
the will, as the writer should maintain
that his mother and children were Cas
per Wittman 'r legal heirs.
An investigation of the will settled
the question of identity. It is signed
John Thiers, but. be says ho was for
merly known as Casper Wittman. Now
ci tiiiiithcr complication. In hiswill
V. : man spe aks of his "former wife. "
'i i.e coint records show that bo was
never divorced in Cleveland, and tho
attorney claims that were Wittnian di
vorced tho divorce would bo fraudulent
ly obtained. Tho story of these two
suits, derived from entirely different
Bnuices ami so singularly welded to
gether, furnishes litigation that has no
precedent in the srato of Ohio. Phila
Hnndreds of rounds of Dynamite Used to
Clear a Itlvcr.
Tho impediment to navigation caused
by (he recent wreck of some 23 bouts
and barges of tho coal fleet and 2ii0,0()0
bushels of coal on Dead Man's riille,
10 miles below Pittsburg, was attacked
by tho United States government au
thorities with dynamite the other after
noon. Somo 1,100 pounds of dynamite,
in chin ges averaging 100 pounds each,
were, explndtd among (ho wrecks and
their cargoes. Several of the barges
woro blow n to pieces, and the channel
was partly cleared.
The dynamite throw great columns of
water 80 feet in t lie air. A piece of a
beam pierced the hurricane deck of the
towboat Loader, from which the offi
cials WPro conducting the operation,
broke the hog chain, and nearly struck
the boat's mate, who was asleep iu his
bunk. The charges were fired from au
electric battery on the Leader, which
was kept about 2o0 feet away from the
wrecks, with which it was connected by
socialists to Form a National Tarty.
On account of the great gains made
by the Socialist Labor party in there
cent election tho Central Labor federa
tion at its meeting recently iu New
York considered formally the starting
of a movement to form a national labor
party on socialistic lines, which would
be entirely outside of tho methods and
policy of the Knights of Labor and the
American Federation of Labor.
"Unci Tom" In Hospital.
George Clark, tho quadroon who, as
an escaped slave, lectured iu the north
before the war, has been taken to the Pro
testant infirmary, at Lexington, ou ac
count of failing health. Ilo is bedrid
den, and unless be improves readily un
der treatment, tho physicians think, ho
cannot live long. He is the original of
Georgo Hurris in "Uncle Tom's Cabin. "
He is b4 years old.
THE OPENING OF CONGRESS.
The two important questions that
need immediate attention are- the rev
enues and the currency. These two mut
ters ought to oouunuud the earnest at
tention of congress soon after it meets.
No one seems to anticipate a great
deal of legislation in this congress.
To stop the deficit and protect the
gold reserve is the first and imperative
duty of the Republicans. Indianapolis
Beyond b'l somewhat vague declara
tion that the Republicans iu congress
will be ready "at all times to furnish
adequate revenue for the government"
the speaker gives no bint as to the finan
cial policy of the majority. Philadel
What Might lie Expected.
"Please, sir," whistled the boy with two
front toutu missing, "Minnie Williams'
root her says Minnie can's come to school
cos she's got a stitch ill her slilo."
"Who Is Minnie Williams' niutherf" the
dew eohuolteachcr asked.
"Shu's the dressmaker."
General Ooxey, the ex-commonweal
leader, announced the other night at
Pittsburg that be is a candidate for the
A PROPHETIC WELL.
Mr. Wheat Bar It Always Warn B Ira of
a Coming fltorm.
I have been able to forecast the
weather during the past Reason from 18
to 84 hours lu advance very aecnrntply,
by means of a well which I put down
two years since and which has preyed
phenomenal ill this respect.
The well is on n bill overlooking the
surrounding country, kuown as the
Wheat hill, is HOfpet dpep, 20 feet sand,
40 feet solid bine clay, 20 fppt quick
sand and ground, has n good Rnpply of
water, not effected by the dry weather
of this season. Storms are Indicated in
advance by a discoloration of the water,
it having the appparance of milk bplng
dropped in it and being quite agitated in
appearance when pumped from the
well. This condition of tho water
usually continues hnt n short time, gen
erally becoming clear before (he storm
commences. With an approaching Htorm
theso conditions of (ho water are more
or less extreme as tho storm will be
more or less severe.
As to its reliability and neenracy as a
Weather forecaster for western Now
York, I consider it correct from observa
tions of . the past summer and fall.
While (he weather bureau and all of our
weather prophets have made mistakes on
account of unexpected counter winds and
highs and lows, the well has made no
mistakes. For example, on the 10th of
August last the weather bureau, gave no
warning of storm. Mr. Parker stated
that no rain was in sight ami could look
for continued dry weather, but the well
gavo (he strongest indications of storm
of anv time this Rummer. On Sutnr-
day, (ho 17th, in (ho afternoon and
evening there was a terrillo electric and
rain storm, which swept Wayne and
Many other similar instances could be
mentioned, but it is unnecessary. Ibope
this matter may attract tho attention of
some of our scientitlo men who are en
gaged in investigating nature's secrets,
for I believe a careful investigation and
study of the action of this well in con
nection with tho weather will prove of
value. V. R. Wheat, Orleans, N. Y., in
Kochcstor Democrat and Chronicle.
An Ohio Town Profits From Keen Com
Itctltlon. Norwalk, O. , is prolnbly the only
city in the United States whose inhab
itants, to tho number of at least 2fi0,
have been furnished with telephones
rent freo for ono year.
Tho trouble began with the introduc
tion of the Harrison telephone into the
city. The company offered a rate con
siderably lower than that of (be Bell
Telephone company, and attracted many
subscribers. When 200 people had sig
nified their intention cf using the now
telephone, and the Bell compauy saw
that it must faeo opposition, it made
the announcement that telephones would
be placed in business houses and dwell
ings for $1 a year. This offer at once
drew a largo number of subscribers, and
the list of Hell telephones soon num
bered about 800. New wires had to be
Rtrung, and, with the Harrison compa
ny's 2t0 telephones, this city of 10,000
people employed over B00 telephones.
When those using the Bell telephone
went to pay their yearly rental fee of
f 1, they were informed that it was not
iiecessaiy, and receipted bills for the
amount wero given them. Next year the
Bell company will charge for the use of
its telephones. Tho price will, be a
shade less than that asked by the Har
rison compauy. Tho latter did not at
tempt to meet (he competition of the
Bell company. New York Sun.
THEY WANT OUR TRADE.
Japan Will Hell TJs Bicycles For 13 and
Other Things In Proportion.
Tho Kan Francisco Daily Report the
other evening published a story calcu
lated to Bt art le American manufactur
ers. The articlo says that Japan is about
to invade the United States with the
agents of her factories, whose ability to
produce articles of necessity more cheap
ly than the rest of the world can no
longer be ignored. A few weeks since
the agent of n peaceful manufacturing
and commission bouse, whose headquar
ters aro iu Kobe and II logo, arrived in
that city, and offered such inducements
to San Francisco merchants that they
were compelled to place large orders
with tho oriental firm. A canvass of the
Sau Francisco mercantile trade reveals
the fact that an unprecedented cut in
almost every line of staple goods has
been mado by the Japanese bidder.
Buttons by tho great gross are deliv
ered duly free at a fraction loss than
tho actual cost per gross of the Ameri
can article. Bicycles, guaranteed equal
to the best high grade, are listed at $13,
Japanese mutches are to be laid down
at a price which is destined to close ev
ery match factory iu the United States.
Hushes, doors, blinds and all kinds of
wooden ware can be delivered duty paid
at 80 to CO per cent loss than the whole
sale prices of local manufacturers.
After placing huge orders the agent
left for the east, where agencies will be
established In New York, Chicago, St,
Louis and elsewhere for the purpose of
underselling American and European
manufacturers us fust as possible. New
London Has tha Fever,
The "Trilby" infection has worked
in the slower English blood a fever no
loss violeut than that friu which Amer
ica recovered mouths ago. The craze
has invaded everything and become al
most insufferable to the Americans in
London. More than 100,000 copies of
the book have now been published, and
the demand is unsatisfied. It is an
nounced that the Harpers have dually
secured Du Muurier's new novel for
$50,000 cash, the same price that was
paid to Lord Beaconsfield for "Endyiu
iou. " New York Sun.
Keeping It From the Children.
A romantic feature of the celebrated
Maybrick poisoning case is not general
The two children, a boy and girl, who
wero 8 and 5 years of age at the time
of their mother's conviction, have been
pluced in chaige of a worthy couple in
one of the English proviucos remote
from the seen of the tragedy, and are
being brought up as tho children of this
pair, in the hope that their real parent
age may uevor be made known to then),
New York Journal
THE SWANN UTOPIA.
CURIOUS HISTORY OF A DISPUTE
OVER MILLIONS OF ACRE9.
How General iwann Went to Enron to
Further Bis Scheme Hie Imprisonment,
A Whole Town and Thonaands of Far me
The noted land suite of H. O. King
of Boston, lu which hundreds of people,
ham lets, towns, timber companies, farm
ers and miners in Logan, Mingo, Mc
Dowell, and, in fact, nearly all of the
southwestern part of West Virginia are
concerned, have come rip for trial in the
United States court before Judge J. J.
Jackson. There are fully 80 attorney!
engagod. The entire town of William
son, in Mingo county, is at stake, and
thousands of farms on which genera
tions have been born, lived their allot
ted time and died are in Jeopardy. The
suit is for fully 1,600,000 acres of land,
and originally was part of the Bwann
land grant for 4,fi00,000 acres in Ken
tucky, Virginia and West Virginia.
The Swanu grant was the canse of a
suit of (he most rnmantlu character.
General James Bwann, who was a Revo
lutionary hero, was granted the above
4,600,000 acres by the house of bur
gesses of Virginia in June, 17(10. Swann
was a native of Boston and a protege of
the old commonwealth of Virginia. He
conceived Die idea of building up a Uto
pia iu the vast territory granted him
and went to t ranee to consult with his
old friends iu the French army. His
former comrades became entranced with
the scheme, and through them Swann
was introduced at court, where he be
came acquainted with the royalty of
Enrnpe. Among those who contributed
to Swann's Utopia were kings, dukes,
princes and lesser nobility almost with
out number. The old documents and pa
pers iu the archives of the court, yellow
with age, are written in French and
bear the signatures of men and women
who were at one time at the head of
governments or leaders of the fast and
frivolons courts of Europe.
Unluckily for Swanu, his appearance
in France was at a time when that
country became identified with Napo
leon, who had Inst returned from tho
east and had established himself as
first consul. In a few months Paris was
thrown into confnRion. Money became
scarce and the financiers demanded pay
ment of credits. Swanu, who had par
tioipatod too deeply in the follies of
that court, found himself in debt over
4,000,000 francs. Swann's creditors de
Inanded payment In cash or mortgages
on his American possessions. He refused
to do either, and was cost iuto the noto
rious prison Pelagie, where, under the
then prevailing French law, he was,
with the exception of deprivation of
froedom, supported in the manner in
which he had lived while at liberty. He
had bis wines from the south of France,
his cuisine was supplied by the best
cafes of Paris and his apartments were
luxurious iu the extreme.
Swann remained a prisoner for ten
years, and was released during the noted
"three days," when the prison were
torn down or the doors thrown open. He
was released only to die of a broken
heart three years later. His lands were
forfeited, but were reconveyed by Vir
ginia to the heirs.
Meanwhile settlers by the thousand
located or purchased, towns grew np
and generation after generation was
born, lived and died on the lands,
which they bud purchased in good faith
at delinquent or other sales, until all
the country covered by the great Swann
Utopia was owned by settlers to the
number of hundreds of thousands.
Tho celebrated H. O. King suit,
which is of absorbing interest to thou
sands, is for part of these lands. Other
suits for 800,000 and 400,000 acres of
similar character depend upon the result
of the present suits. St. Louis Globe
Democrat. Onr Celestial Visitor.
The comet discovered at Lick observa
tory, California, ou Nov. 17 by Mr. C. D.
Perrine is now about 84,000,000 miles
from the sun. The distauoe will de
crease and reach a minimum of about
20,000,000 miles on Dec. 18, at which
time its angular distance from the point
where its path intersects the ecliptio
will be 273 degrees. After Deo. 18 the
distance from the sun will again in
crease. The object is not visible to the
naked eye, but its brightness is increas
ing very rapidly. It will undoubtedly
be visible with telescopic, assistance
within a few weeks.
Unfortunately, however, ita approach
to the sun will bring it into the morn
ing twiligbt, and the difficulty of ob
servation will be increased thereby. It
is now 1 times as far from the earth
as the sun is.
Solomon's Mines Bellpeed
The goldfields of Cripple Creek, Cola ,
are attracting considerable attention of
lute, owing to the richness of their prod
uct, which is estimated at 11,000,000 a
month. The total value of high grade
ores mined during October was 11103,
000, and of the low grade ores $102,000.
The gruud total of the product reaches
tl, 064, 000. The record for November
will show an increase. Cincinnati En
quirer. The laolatton of England
The wind Is hashed the darkness grows j
The fainting moon in lost la (Unlit.
Death lift a eoailr hand and throws
His cloud across the face of night.
With parted lii and haggard stare.
That strives and strains to pierce the gloom.
Each nation crouches in ita lair,
And, breathless, Walt the coming doom.
Dim shapeleat shadows paaa like ghosts
Along the trembling earth they fee)
The distant tramp of marching boats
And hear the smothered clash of ateel.
Till, reaching out for friendly hands
To guide them through the gloom, they press
To where one silent figure stands
Sere In lofty loneliness.
They burl their taunte, their oaths, their
The anarl of greed, the growl of hate
They apit upon the cloak aba weara
Or grasp Its hem to supplicate.
But it till, as though ehe heard them not,
Her anxious eyes are fixed afar
Among the clouds, on one pale spot.
Where faintly gleania a single atar.
By that aame atar aha chose hey path
For every night in vanished years,
Though screened by mists of doubt and wrath,
bhe e es it still, as If through tears,
Then, glancing at the fretful horde
Who call her now to bend the knee,
hn lays her hand upon her sword
And turus her eyes toward the eea.
, bt. Jainea Uaaotte,
STORIES OF THE DAY.
fha Confederate and Federal Belles at the
Ohl you needn't mind," said a
pleasant voice over my shoulder as I
wiped a few tears from my eyes. "Great
big men come in here and cry like ba
bies. Why, it was only the other day
that I looked around and saw way over
in one corner of this little room a man
at least 60 years old, a tremendous, sin
ewy man, burying bis face in his hands
and Robbing like a child. "
I bit my lip and turned to the speak
er, who had caught me bending over an
old suit of soldier's clothes in the Con
federate Relic building at the Imposi
tion. She was a tall, sleuder, aristocrat
ic blond girl, and she volunteered the
information that she was the daughter
of the late General Kirhy Smith and
was in charge of the building.
Sometimes, she said, I just can t
stand it, aud I have to go out I don't
think I can stay in here Confederate
day, because then all the old soldiers
will be here. My, my, Bhe weut on,
what stories I could writo of my ex
periences in this building I One morn
ing an old countryman came in and Rat
down for some moments without saying
a word, and then, his eye lighting on
my father's old coat there, I heard him
say to himself, 'By George, if int isn't
Kirby Smith's coat, and 1 fought under
him in every battle 'j m the beginning
of the war to the end.' And when I '
told him I was Kirby Smith's daughter
the old man looked as if he would cm
brace me on the spot. "
"The women, too," I said, "must
show lots of feeling, don't they?"
"Well, not so much as the men. They
come in, the old ladies who remember
those days and the young who have
been told about it, bite their lips to
keep back the tears, and just as they
leave yon hear (hem say something.
Sometimes they are rebellious and say,
'I declare, I'd just like to have them
fight it all over again ; it makes me so
mad I' But generally they are quiet and
tearful and pathetic, and you hear them
say as they pass out in quivering voices,
'Well, it's a long time over, but some
Way I just can't keep from crying.' "
"And the northern people," 1 asked,
"what do they think of theso old flags
and swords, theso proclamations of Re
cession?" "Oh, nmt of them are very much in
terested, mill tho majority aro sympn
thetio too. Now and then a woman will
come along and be disagreeable. One of
tho sweetest experiences I havo had was
with a woman from Denver. She came
in and seemed so affected by tho things
that she saw that I asked her if she had
lost any dear one in onr army. She cried
over those poor, old patched clothes
there, but she turned to me and said,
'No, my dear, my husband was in the
Federal army and was killed at the bat
tle of Chickamiinga, hut my heart goes
ont to all of the hlue and gray, for I
know well how both sides suffered.
And she gave mo this badge of the Wom
en of tho Grand Aimy of the Republio
to keep as a memento between us.
"So often," said Miss Kirby Smith,
the old soldiers who own different
relics here will pay the place a visit,
General Bulger, the man who owns that
word there, called the other day. He
is the oldest Confederate veteran living,
being 90 years and having lived under
the administration of all the presidents
except the first two. The Chinamen
flock here too. Having been conquered
themselves, they have a kind of sympa
thetic instinct toward the place, and
they look at the poor old nags and
swords and piotures with the most ap
"Yon see that horn there," pointing
to a horn that lay in the case beside the
Bible whioh Alexander Stephens car
ried all through the war; "the man
that owned it paid a visit here recently,
and he told me its interesting history.
The bora was presented to him by a
famous old hunter whom he had never
seen he simply fell heir to it through
the will of the man bequeathing it to
the greatest hunter in the neighborhood
next to himself. It gave the first blast
for secession in Charleston. It has been
the moans for a number of years of win
ning for its owner f 300 to bis income.
This good fortune came to him through
the exohange of courtesies with a
wealthy northerner of his neighborhood,
to whom he loans the horn for hunting,
and in return the northern gentleman
transacts all bis business through the
old soldier's postoffloe, which in some
way assists bis revenue. Over there is
the riddle which the same old man car
ried through the war, and which be
tween the honrs of carnage cheered many
lsgging and homesick spirit"
Just here the owner of tbe Georgia
barbecue, an old soldier who served un
der General Kirby Smith, carried his
pretty daughter off for dinner. And so
I was left to investigate the pathetio se
crets of this sacred little place alone.
Not alone, but at least without this
pretty human gnidebook of information.
I toll yon the old things there will
make anybody's heart ache, be they
from north, south, east or west. There
is the cradle in which Jeff Davis was
rocked, there the swords of Stonewall
Jackson and Robert Lee. There is an
old spinning wheel, one of tho few
things left of Sherman's bonfire of At
lanta, and tho saddle from which Gen
eral Puul Simmos fell, wounded to the
heart, in the battle of Gettysburg.
Iu the midst of all these signs and
symbols of sorrow now aud then there
is a lighter note. A pair of sutin slip
pers mado by a plantation shoemaker
for a bride during the war ; a wedding
dress, spun, woven and dyed by a bride
bearing the aristocratic name of Cal
houn euclj a poor, pitiful, little wed
ding dress of brown homespun, cotded
along the seams and ornamented with
homely browu buttons; such a poor,
pitiful, little wedding dress as the
young mistress would uot have consid
ered fit f jr one of her slaves in the
prosperous days. Maude Andrews in
A. Sigmlficaat Fact.
John F. Coyle, the antiquarian of the
national capitul, points to tbe interest
ing if not significant historical fact that
the only speakers of tbe house of repre
sentatives who were denied votes of
thanks by the bouse at the close of their
service in the chair were James K. Polk
and Thomas B. Reed, and that the for
mer was aiterward elected president of
the United States. Washington Cor.
Bow This May H Done In the I.ate Fan
Many beekeepers nxiB?rience trouble
In getting thick honey out of the combs
it this time of the year and later on in
Ihe winter, if the honey is left in the
combs until that time. G. M. Dnolittlo,
whose large experience entitles his
opinions to consideration, has the fol
lowing, originally written for The
American Bee Journal, to say on the
Were it not that much better artl
ole can be produced by leaving the hon
ey on the hives until the eud of the sea
son, or until all Is thoroughly sealod or
ripened, I should be greatly in favor of
extracting every third to fifth day dur
ing the season ; but if we would have
the best honey which can be produced,
it becomes a necessity that we should ex
tract thick honey. When I received my
first extractor, it came in midwinter. I
repaired to tbe shop, took down some
frames of honey I had stored away, un
capped them and tried the machine. As
might be expected, the thing was a
failure. Upon going to bod that night I
thought, of course, I could not succeed
In throwing out frocen honey, for the
extractor was made for use in the sum
mer time when the weather is hot.
After some study and planning, the
next morning found me up bright and
fsrly, with several combs hanging np
ear the ceiling of a small room, with
a fire built and a thermometer hanging
close by the combs of honey. I soon had
the temperature of the room at the ceil
ing up to 95 degrees, where I kopt it for
six hours. In the afternoon I again triod
the extractor, when I could easily throw
out 95 per cent of the honey the comb
contained. Even what was partially
candied could nearly all be thrown out,
snd the combs hung away so clean that
no bees were needed to clean them off
to keep them from draining. By hang
ing the combs near the ceiling of the
room it does not take an extremely hot
fire to keep the temperature at from HO
degrees to 100 degrees, or even higher,
if you have old, tough combs. I keep
tho combs in just so much heat as (hey
will bear without breaking down, for
six hours, and where kept in this way
no one need have a pound of honey left
in them, as has been reported by somo.
Another thing, the extracting, when
done in this way, comes when there in
little else to do, as fall and early win
ter is comparatively a time of leisuro
with most beekeepers, and by tiering
up and leaving the honey on tho hives
until fall the extracting can ho dono
when the cares of the busy season havo
passed by, and a quality of honey ob
tained which shall bo of benefit, to onr
market, instead of a curse, ns unripe
bonoy always is a curse to any market
whore put on the siKne.
Irrigation by Windmills.
In dry seasons groat losses are sus
tained. This loss is distributed over
wide sections of tbe east, and cannot be
said to be confined to any special place.
The loss is apt to oome any season, and
often when we are the least prepared for
it. The loss on Long Island lust season
would have erected windmills on a good
part of the whole number of farms, ac
cording to a writer in The American
Cultivator, who tolls that a small gar
don of ten acres can yield a market gar
dener a good living if it is kept lu a
high stale of cultivation.
"A windmill to irrigate inch land,
with all the neoessary material for util
izing the water, need not cost more than
$500. In one season the oropa will more
than pay for this cost. Several years ago
a dry spell swept over Long Island and
eastern Jersoy, almost ruining tbe mar
ket gardener's crops. Only a few had
their land irrigated by windmills. The
prices for all form crops went up amaz
ingly in price, and the few who could
raise their crops mode 8Q per cent more
than usual. In short, (hey made enough
to pay for their windmills several times
over. It is not a good plan to mortgage
tbe farm for anything, but if there is
any one thing that will be sure to bring
in the money to pay off the mortgage
and interest it is a good windmill and a
perfect irrigation system,"
The Cora Cray.
The corn crop in some of the western
states is so large this year that it will
be practically impossible to market all
of it. Farmers will put tome into cat
tle and bogs, and market in that way.
The price of corn is now very low, aud
it pays better to feed it than to sell. A
good deal will be pnt In crib and re
served for tbe higher price that it sure
to come before tbe next corn crop can
be harvested. It Is a common remark
thut an extra large crop of com is usu
ally followed by a medium crop or one
under size. Should there be a partial
corn failure next year one-balf of the
corn crop reserved now will be worth
as much as the whole crop would bring
if rushed on the market at once. Amor-
Onions, like other bulbs, can be easily
preserved if kept dry, and although, if
this ia observed, they will stand a con
siderable range of temperature, it is de
sirable that they have a temperature of
from 85 to 45 degrees. When in a damp
room, they start readily, especially if at
a high temperature, and as spring ap
proaches the buds start even if kept com
paratively cool. Care should bo taken
not to store onions iu too largo bulk,
and to prevent heating they should be
in shallow bins or iu crates.
The American Cultivator makes the
statement thai underdrains laid in the
full will do lunch better work tbe fol
lowing spring than cua drains laid at
PAINTS OF MILK AND LIMB, "
Cheaper Than Ordinary Oil Paint and Much
Mora Lasting; Than Whitewash.
Where rough woodwork, such as old
barns or other frame buildings, fences
aud the like, is to be painted, economy
snd often necessity would indicate the
use of cheaper materials than ordinary
oil paint, and more lasting than white
wash. A formula approved by General
Le Due when he was commissioner of
gricn'tnrn and morn recently recalled
l-y Rural New Yorker, it is claimed,
nuito tills the bill. To two quarts of
Water lime, or hydraulic cement, add
tweet akimmilk until of the consisten
ty of good cream. Pour in the milk
llowly, stir briskly and thoroughly, and
do not mix more than this quantity at
a time, as it Is liable to settle to the
bottom and become hard. The propor
tions stated are not exact, and one will
have to use his own Judgment a little,
seeing that the mixture is not thin
enough to "run" or thick enough not to
Use a flat brush, say four Inches In
width, and apply like oil paint. The
paint, when dry, is a sort of creamy
stone color, and any othor color may be
obtained by the addition of suitable pig
monts, whioh must first be "broken" or
mixed in a little milk to a paste before
being put with the first mixture. Better
still, bny color ground in water. This
paint has beeu oxtensively used for years
with perfect satisfaction, looking well
for several years, and is comparatively
inexpensive. A common laborer can ap
ply it at a saving of one-half the cost of
painters' wages, and farmhands, when
work is slack, could do it at a still
For its liuhthousps, beacons and keep
ers' dwellings the government nses a
mixtnro of ten parts freshly slaked lime
to one part of the best hydraulio cement,
mixed woll with salt water and applied
qnito thin. Another government recipe
is as follows: Slake one-half bushel of
lime with boiling water, keeping It
covered during the process ; then strain
and add ono peck of salt dissolved In
warm water, threo pounds of rice flour
boiled in water to a thin paste, one-half
pound of whiting and one pound of
white glue dissolvod in warm water.
Allow it to stand soveral days, but ap
ply hot. Two coats will usually be
found necessary, as in all the foregoing
Late Fall and Winter Irrigation.
Lute Wilcox of Colorado, writing to
American Agriculturist, says:
In many sections of the west fall Ir
rigation has been practiced with good
success. After tho crops nro harvested
water is turned on and tho Roil given a
thorough souk ng. Suhsoiling greatly
enhances tho value of fall and winter
irrigation. Tho laud is also put into
good condition for parly spring plow
ing, lint, few crops should he irrigated
from thotinio of planting until after
tho plant s havo had several days' growth.
Fall irrigation supplies moisture suffi
cient to start tho crops and gives them
a vigorous growth of a few weeks be
fore irrigation is necessary. It is bettor
for yonni! plants to havo tho moisture
como from iKucath than from tho sur
face, especially in early spring. In Col
orado it has been found that water may
be appliid advantageously beforo (1(0
regular cold days of winter set in, nnd
(hi.-i in' d i i e' li'Tally adopted whero
Water can ho hail at that, time of tho
year. Tho lain inigation is useful after
a dry fall, and is especially to bo com
mended in the preparation for crops
whioh require the maximum amonnt of
moisture, and for orchards where tho
water supply ia likely to be short the
following season. The land acts aa a
storage reservoir.' Let the soaking be a
good deep one. Orcbardista adopt this
plan to oircnmvent the evil effects of
In a bulletin from the Now Jersey
station it is stated that olover or nod
land is moRt frequently iD'ested by cut
worms, which are loss fre uently found
on late cultivated land. The worms are
especially abundant in crimson clover.
Among the remedies suggested clean
culture is placed first, prominently as
sociated with early fall plowing. Apply
ing a top dressing of kainit anil nitrate
of soda in the early spring if corn is to
bo planted u advised, the seeding to be
delayed until a rain has curried the fer
tilizers into the soil. Distributing olover
or bran that has boon moistened with
paris green about the fields is also reo
ommeudvd. A Word About Teoelnta.
At the Okluhoma agricultural experi
ment station this season teosinte, under
favorable conditions, gave a yield of
about 25 tons of green fodder per acre at
one cutting. On thinner land and where
there was less moisture the yield was
much less. The crop was injured by
chinch bugs, which seemed to feed on it
as readily as on corn. It is objected to
the crop that it is a difficult one to out
aud handle. The fact that it doe not
mature seed in the United States will
be a sorious objection to it.
Worthy of Not.
The bean crop of western New York
is reported to be excellent.
A new method of canning, the " va
cuole process," which is now being
adopted by American packers, promises
to rcvolutionizo our entire fruit packing
business aud to give us better and cheap
er canned goods in the near future,
In feeding silage F. H. King says it
is much butter to always feed from tbe
Connecticut farm gardeners combine
milk production with their vegetables.
There is a good deal of refuse that can
be fed to stock and the manure is very
At t.ho Massachusetts station paris
green and lime, arsenate of soda, and
urscnuto of lead wero employed against
the gypsy moth aud tout caterpillar, ar
senate of lead giving the best results and
being recommended for tho purpuso,
Lillian Itussell Marriage Rumor.
It is reported in theatrical circles in
Ft. Louis th::t Lillian Russell may take
a fourth 1, inland. Her leading tenor,
Richie Ling, is mentioned in tho report.
"Why, (he idea is perfectly absurd,"
Mr. Ling sad tonight. "It is news to
me. I never heard anything about it
before, and I am sure that Miss Russell
and myself have never discussed the
subject in any way. Wa are simply pro
fessionally associated in the same com
pany, and aro only as friendly aa the
members of any company are. Do yon
remember that line In the 'Grand Duch
ess' where Prince Paul tells tbe duchess
of something he boa read In the news
papers, and she replies that she never
believes what she reads In tbe news
papers? There is a lot iu that line, " A
uote was sent to Miss Russell, asking
ber about the report. She sent back a
reply that it was "absolutely nutrue
and perfectly ridiculous. "New York
No. TM. Mixed Syllables.
Bui bon let pup out rot-
oar net son dam out net
par. Out of these IS syllables form 13 two
yllnhlo words meaning: 1. Tho Persian
nightingale. 8. A tropical bird. 8. A
vegotnlilo. 4. A clergyman. 5. A eovor
Ing for the floor, fl. A small ball. 7. A
Severing for the head. 8. A small piece of
meat. 9. A variety of plum. 10. An exit.
11. A short poem. 19. A doll. 18. A
Ra TOS. Illustrated Rebuses.
We. Tea. Frlroal Aeroetle,
Kaoh word contains four letters.
The first, a mountain in Monb. The seo
ond, pertaining to the ancient Inhabitant?
of Bootland. The third, one of the five
kings of the Mldlanltes. The fourth, a
prince of tb Rlroeonltes. The fifth, a stone
in the neighborhood of Raul's rnsldenoo,
the soeM of the parting of David and Jon
athan. The sixth, one of the Iovlte door
keepers In the time of David. The seventh
a descendant of Mohammed. The prlmnli
name a king of Macedonia.
No, 705. Charade.
My riasr la to repnlrormnko as pood m nrw,
My second is n letter dnr to eiu-h of us;
My Tallin Is what you know all hypocrites
My wnoi.t isonn of those who oft hrseophnf us,
And should you give old clothes to tho poor
Add buttonn, thread and needles to your doti
Or else my Wiioi.b can say to you my wnoi.a
Ho, ton. Transposition.
Is there muiitht fur ns pilKrhus hut sorrow nnd
What joy enn wo pet in this world's busy life?
Aro tire pi-MsimiHts riKht, mid is everythinn
Is thero nnui-'lit tint enn lchnlte love's slum-
There's pl-n'!urc, there's lovo In the dnys of
There's a si-linen of rest in tho niMst of tho
el i-i v...
There n Meshi to win ia the wnrliV husy
Tho jewel we'vo riasT fer W n rare, costly
Aye, here's to the maiden with riNAD haired
With heart puro and truo, cro long hneds ths
Of tho olil goil of lovo as he waits at the por
tion. Bore's the seenn tlint entrances and captures
No. 107. Easy Word Squares,
. A pleeo of water. 9. A fish. 8. A
1. To wind or fold together. 9. A stout
cord. 8. Mleilns. 4. That which is trou
blesome or destructive.
1. A tree. 3. A girl's name. 8. A road.
No. 70S. Biblical Anagram.
1. Ihnzeohnr. 9. On sum vilo foot. I.
Ye Adam Glen mar. 4. UBe no hop, Sir.
t. I toss a Cudl jar.
N. 709. An Honrglaas.
Crosswords: 1. Constructed. 0. Rage.
8. A tree valued for Its timber. 4. In dia
mond. 6. A smnll snake. 6. To conceal.
7. An endowed chapel.
Central letters, a color.
No. 710, Cart ailment.
Too much ona the wise ones shun,
"Hbut it off," not blow upon.
Be It "natural" or acquired,
It is apt to make one "tired."
Apt to make on wnoi.a and wink,
Htop the powor to breathe or think.
Ne. 711. Ealgaatlcal Authors.
1. Always youthful. 9. A New England
manufacturing town. 8. Humpbacked,
but Dot deformed. 4. The value of a word,
k. Aa Internal pain. 8. A "ten footer"
whose name begins with 60. 7. Brighter
and smarter than the other. 8. An old
metal worker with his head gone. 9. A
beheaded oarpontor's tool. 10. Small talk
and a -heavy weight. 11. A vital part of
the body. 19. A pnrla and a disease. 13.
Part of a pig.
tsar a Mm Paaaler.
Ne. 687. Labyrinth of Proverhs: Begin
at the middle letter, N, and follow an al
most spiral path. Mono aro so deaf as theso
who will not hear. Think twice before
fou speak once. New brooms sweep oluan.
No. 688. Two Kusy Diamonds:
No. 689. Mischievous Teresa: Bonk,
pen, pencil, Ink, knife, rubber, paper, let
ter. No. flfK). Charade: Drug get.
No. BW1. Geographical Uivishms: Mat
torhorn, Culor-v'u, kverest, Quito, Dan
A Senatorial Boom on Wheels.
Governor William MucCorklo of West
Virginia is au announced candidate for
the United states senatorship to suc
ceed Senator Faulkner, whose term ex
pires in March, Ih'.i'.). Already ho has
begun his campaign. To facilitate his
canvass be has bought a private car,
which is called the Al.icC'orklo and iu
which the governor goes through the
state iu style. He seldom travels even a
short distance without using the Mac
Cork le, and, as a rule, be has with him
congenial company to enjoy his hospi
tality. One day be spends with the edi
tors in convention, the next with the
Knights of Pythias or Masons, another
day he addresses a presbytery or Meth
odist conference and tbe next hobnobs
with a gathering of merchants or a la
bor uuion convention. A few weeks ago
be camped out with the militia boys,
aud so he goes from one place to anoth
er, greeting all and making his private
car a borne for his friends and a means
of furthering hia ambition. Baltimore,