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DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 29, 1882.
' (Mro.nlt JhiIk O. J. Huker.
Circuit Cleric A. 11. Irvln.
County JiiiIku K. S Vocum.
County dura H.J. llumm.
County Attorney J- M. Damron.
County Tremmrur-Mllei VV. Parker.
Hhurlrf John Hodge.
Corouur-R . Kluiiurald
County Commissioners T. W. Halllday, J.
Cilbln ami Peter haup.
Mayor-N. II. Thistlowood.
rr.jh-iin-r T J. Kurtli.
Ckrk- Dtui.ls. J, Kulry.
Counselor Win. H.Hlbcrt.
Maraual-L. II. Mryers,
Attorney William Hendricks.
ItOAttU Of ALDIHM1K.
first Ward Petor 8aup, T. M . Klmtironua.
Horond Ward Junes Hiiiklo, C. N. Hashes.
Third Ward-B. K, Ulake.Joliu Wood.
Kourta Ward-Cbarlea O. Patler, Adolph Bwo-
'"Fifth Ward-T. W. Hal'.ldaT. Ernest B. Pattlt.
CTURO lUPriST. Corner Tenth and Poplar
stroots; preaching nrt and third Sundays In
each month, II a in. and 7:l p. n.: prayer meet
luTUur,day.7;:U.mK;bunJa,rW plimru OK THE REDEEMER (Episcopal)
U fourteenth street; Sunday 7:OUa til , lloly
KuclKwtst; V: " . Sunday school I0:4.a.m.,
Mornlnit prayer.; :)p. m., evculDR rayeri. r.
I'. Davenport, T. K. Hector.
'lMRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CUCRCH.
r Preacbluu at 1U:SU a. n... a p. m., and 7:30 p. m.
M.hatu school at 7:3") p. m Rev. T. J. Shores,
I UTIIKRN-Thlrtceuth street; service. 8ab
Ij bath l:) a. m.j Sunday school2p.m. Rer.
MKTHOlHriT-Cor. Eighth and Walnut .treel.
IT.'blnR Kalhath ll:JUa. m. and 7:) p.m.
Holiday .-School at i:M p. m. Rev. J. A. fec.rrutt,
11UESMYTERIAN Eltfbtb itreot; preaching on
MibW.h at IJ-.U0 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.; prayer
me.-tiuK Wednesday at 7:80 p.m.; bunday bebool
at 3 p. m. Rev B.Y.Oeore, pastor,
iif JOSEPH H-- Roman Catholic) Corner Cross
O and Walnut streets; services Sabbath 10:30 a.
u. ; Htindar School at 2 p. m. ; Vespers 3 p.m.; ser
ru every day at B a. m. Iter. O Uara, Priest.
C2T PATKH'K'8-VKoman Catholic) Corner N'lnth
O street and Washington avenue; ierjlce. Sab
o!h b and 10 a. m. ; Vespers I p. m. ; Bunday School
s p. m. services every day at b a. m. Kev. Madieraou
Ji. It. TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL K. K.
Tium DtPAIlT. THAH,A?"'V'
MU 8:15 a.m tMall . 4: 6 a.m
t WornMallon.il :10 a m KxureM 1 :IU "
tKxpre.s P-rn I Aecomdatlo..4:0o p.m
MISS CENTRAL K. K.
Mall . 4:3.1 a.m I tMall :"Jp m
tExpro.s 10:15a m
C. & ST. L. K. K
Acvoni'dattou. l p.m
I tBxpref 11:30 a m
(Narrow Gauge )
i 'Kiprefa ' 0 p m
AccomMatoln 12:30 p.m
tBxpreM...."...il'p.m I tEiprf.....- : P
tAcrom aation. : p m I tAccom dallon 11-45 a.m
WABASH, ST. LOUS A PACIFIC R'Y CO.
Mall t .... vm 'Mall fcx.... 9:J p.m
Daily except Sunday, t Dally.
ut r I M
A S. K. R.
LLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
The Onlv Lino Running
9 DAILY TRAINd
O From Cairo,
Making Direct Connkction
Arrlvlni! In 8L Louif 8 :45 a m. ; Chicago, 8 :) p.m. ;
Conui-ctitm at Odin and Efllnirham for Cincin
nati, Loulavllle, Indlauapoln and polnta Bart.
11: It) H.m. fct- I.ouin tmil Western
Arrivlne In St. Lonl 7:05 p. m., and connectlni;
for ail point Went.
-i:UO .m. KiiHt Kxprw.
rorPt. Loul and Chlcak'n, arrivmi? at8t. Loula
10:40 p.m., and Chlcauo T:i a m
4:LJ( p in, Cinfinnutl Kxprftis.
Arrlvinn at Cincinnati 7:00 a.m.; I.ouiavlllo 7:20
a m.; Indlanapolla 4: a.m. I'aMnRur by
thia train reach the above point 1J w JO
Uul'RS tu advance of any other ronto.
fTrTho 4 :41 p. m. opre ba PULLMAN
M,KEPIN(U'AR Cairo to Cincinnati, without
chutiKee, and through lHirlo Bt. Loul and
Fust Time East.
D. n-niw by thl line go through to K.at.
rtlSSeilffClS ,.fn point without any dolay
caused by Sunday lnterventn. The Saturday after
noon train from Cairo arrive In now ) ork Monday
nnrnliiR at 1::. Thlrty-lx hour In advance of
nv other route. .
iiTFor throuch ticket and rirther Information,
annlvat Illlnol Central Railroad Depot, Cairo,
JAB. JOHNSON, J. ltN.ft.H' ,
(Jen. Southern Agent. Ticket Agmit.
A. II. HANSON, en. Pa". Agent. Chicago
IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE.
Arkansas and Texu Kipru 11:80 p.ra, Dally
tlllllVl aTCAIHO, ,,
KxpivM 2:W p.m. Dally
Ticket olllco; No. 65 Ohio Lcteo.
U. U. MILBURN, Aont.
QEOROE II. LEA.CII, M. D.
PliVHician and Suroon,
Hpeclal attention paid to the Homeopathic trat
nient of .urk'lcal dl.uatu, and dleau of women
omco: On Utb atroet, oppoilto tho Pot Oflloo,
U. W. C. J0CKLYN,
OKFICK Eljhtk Street, near Comnerclal Avenuo
,.pR. E. W. WIIITLOCK,
orrioa-No. 1H8 Commercial Avunao, between
MUhth aud Ninth Btreeu
Commercial Avenue ana Eighth Street,
V. BROSS, Prenldent. I P. NEKK, VlcoPrei'nt
II. WELLS, Caahlur. T. J. Kertb, Ain't cash
r". Bro Cairo I William Klueo.. .Cairo
Peter Neir William Wolf.... "
C. M Onterloh " I C. o Patler "
E. A. Uudur " II. Well "
J. Y. t'lemrou, Caledonia.
A OK.NKRAL BANKING IIUSISE88 DONE.
Excbango o!d and bought. Intt-reBt paid in
the NavtiiK Department. Collection made and
all bulue.s promptly attended to.
Qt W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
constantly on band
At Seventy-five cents per load.
Stavo Tr imrai necs
At one dollar per load.
The "lrlmmln(;"are coarfe BhavliiR and make
the bett rummer wood for cooking parpo.er a. well
a the cbeape.t ever .old In Cairo. For black
mlih'i use tc.etting tire, they are unequalled
Leave yn or order at the Tenth ureet wood yard
"3 . o
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE lbQ STATES.
On and after Mouday, June 7th, and until tnrthor
notice tbeferiyboat will mako trips a follows;
MlTla LI1VIR LIAVII
Foot Fourth it. MIourl Land'R. Kentucky Ld g.
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.
10:00a. m. 10:3ou.m. 11 a.m.
2:00 p. m. 2:30 p. m. 3 p. m.
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6;00p.m.
2 p. m. 2:30 p.m. S p.m
CAIRO AM) NEW MADRID PACKET.
TO NEW MADRID.
W. .1. TURNER, Magtor.
LKM. HILL, Ulork.
Loivvo Cairo for New Madrid and way point
every Tneiday, Thurcdav and Saturday at 2 p, m.
Returning leave New Madrid Wednesday, Friday,
and Monday at 7a. m.
For freight or i)asL'o apply tn
JAMES BKIGH, Agent.
A Now and Compietu Tlntol, fronting on Levoa
Second aud Ritllroud Street,
Tb Panngor Depot of tfco CUIcago, St. Loul
an' owOrlean! Illlnol Centrali Wnlmah, St.
Until and Paelllc; Iron Mountain and Simlhorn,
Mobile and Ohio! Cairo anil St. Lout Rniiwayi
are all Jut acroaa tho treett while thu Steamboat
Landing I lint one njimro dlatant.
nu.lL tf..t..1 im l,.,af.,tl Uv Btiiiim. nn aleam
Laundry, llydrnullo KlevHlor, Klurtrle Call Bell,
Automatic Flro-Alnrm. Bath, aboliiloly puru tlr,
period ewnrnn" wiiiii"v i'i""",","'
Superb nirninhlng; perfect lervlco; and an nn
U I. 1'AltICKH Ac OOMLoiiaiooai
If EW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN TIIK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. PATIER & CO.,
Cor. Nineteenth itreetf pa!.in Til
Commercial Ayenuef lttUO, 111.
8T0VE8 AND TINWARE.
ALL SOfiTS, SIZES AND STYLES'
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINDS 07 JOB WORK DONE TO ORDER.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
Cairo. - - Illinois
WJI. 31. BAXTER & CO.,
PURE LIQUID PAINTS, WHITE LEAD
Zincs, and Colors,
Xo. 62 Pearl street, NEW YORK.
Our Liquid Paint are ready for Immediate ueon
opening the package, no oil, eplrtu of turpentine
or dryer being required,
Purity. We guarantee their absolute purity and
their freedom from barytea, clay, alkali, water,
benzine, oap and other article which are uaed to
adulterate liquid paint.
Covering Capacity. They wel;h fifteen to six
teen pound to the gallon, and will cover better
and more iurfac than any chemical paint or thoae
containing bar) tc or clay, a these add weight
I Permanency of Color ttreat care ha been taken
lu .electing color for tinting, and we uau only per
manent color, consequently our tint do not fade.
Convenience. Any oue who can upo a paint
brush can apply the.e paint, and being ready for
uA, th are i no wa.te or exce of material, a i
the cane often when lead, oil and turpentine have
to bo pnrchaned- The color can always bu exactly
matched and there is no neceanlty of having two or
three shade on the same building, a is often the
cane when tint are made experimentally.
Our Pure Liquid Paint are put up in small can
from 1 to 5 lb., aud also by the gallon, in package
from cans of 1, 3, 3 and 5 gall., to keg of 10, 15
and 25 gall., and bbls. of 4.' call.
Sample Cad and Yce Liets mailed to any ad.
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
Chicago, Jan. 29, 10 a. m.
Pork-March f 13.35.
Wheat-February, fl.32; March,
Coru February, GO ; May, G0?$c.
Oats May, 4558' ; February, 42J.
Chicago, Jan. 28, 12 m.
Wheat January, $ ; February,
$1.32?4'; March, $1.34 4'.
Corn May, COc.
Oats January 43,'4'c; February, c;
Chicago, Jan. 28, 1 p. m.
Turk January, $18.00; February,
Wheat January $1.32J; February,
$1.32J; March, $1.33,
Corn January, 00c ; Fcbruury,Cl ,58'c ;
Oata January, 43c; February, 42,c;
New York, Jan. 28, 12 m.
Whoat-No. 2 Chicago, $1.311.32;
No. 2 Red $1.45; No. 2 Red Wintor
$1.4048; No 2 Mil. $1.40.
Corn-No. 2 7071&cj
Tho river is coming up very slow ytt
with 47 feet six inches on the guago a
raise of ono inch in tho lattt twenty-four
hours, tho rivers aro all raising above with
the exception of Nashvillo which fell fivo
inchr 8, Cumberland roso two feet six incho?,
Pittsburgh two feet six inches and St. Louis
ono inch, the prospects for a rapid decline is
not oncnurging at present but wo will not
havo much moro of a rise.
Tho City of Helena from St. Louis had
not arrived up to 0 o'clock. Sho is bound
The Rolle Memphis was tho St. Louis
boat last night from Vicksburg.
The Taris C. Brown is duo from Cincin
nati in the big O. liao for Now Orleans.
Sho will bo here to night-
Tho City of Now Orleans left St. Louis
last night for Now Orleans and will bo
hero Monday night.
Tho City of Greenvlllo Is tho V.'ckBburg
packet out from St. Louis to-night. She
ought to be here about 5 o'clock.
Barges aro being put alongside the bank
between Fourteenth and Tenth streets to
protect tho bank from tho waves.
Tho Mary Miclieuls will start up to St.
Louis with two barges of lumber this morn
ing. Ice and weather permitting.
Capt. Henry Lowry, Vice President of tho
St. L. & M- V. T. Co. Is in tho city, stop
ping'at the Halliday House.
The Golden Rule passed up to Cincinnati
from New Orleans yesterday with a big
The Cons Millar passed up from Mem
phis on her way to Cincinnati with a good
trip of freight and full of people.
The Gold Dust camo out from St. Louis
yesterday morning towing a barge and af
ter adding one hundred tons here left for
Tho City of Alton passed up to St. Louis
from New Orleans with a fair trip. She
follows the city of New Orleans out of St.
The John A. Scudder ran over the bank
Friday night near the slaughter house with
such force as to kinck here chimneys
down, one went through the hurricane roof
damaging considerable freighbelow, both
remained on the boat. The Port Eads went
over to her assistance with a barge. She
had to be lightened almost two feet before
she could be gotten off. The Eads towed
her to Cairo along with her two barges, she
will proceed to New Orleans after adding
MEN. WOMEN AND BOOKS.
EDITED IN THE INTEREST OF THE CAIRO
"There are said to be nearly 300,000
children in Kentucky not attending school."
"Louis Frechette, the Canadian poet, is
to be publicly entertained at Holyoke, Mass.,
on January 31. Among the guests will be
Gov. Long and divers literary men from
"To a recent visitor, a young beginner in
literature, nenry W. Longfellow said : "Al
ways write your best" repeating it with
his hand upraised. "Remember, your best.
Keep a scrap-book, and put in it everything
you write. It will be of great service to
"It gives me a pleasant sense of victory,"
said Miss Alcott, "to ransack old trunks,
and now and then fish out and sell a story
that had been rejected over and over again
when I had not bceu heard of, and that
goes readily enough now. I lately took
malicious dtlight in replying to a request
for a story from a ruagazino by sending it a
story which its editor had rejected at least
once, and I dont know but twice. He took
it, and pitidme well for it."
"Mr. Whittier, in a note to Tho Sword
and Pen, says that for the last two or three
years the state of his health has compelled
him to decline all request for poems for
public occasions. "'The spirit is willing,
but the flesh is weak.' Apart from this, at
tho ago of seventy-four, tho poetical
machine is likely to bo out of order, and
the sound of tho grinding is low. Dr.
Holmes is an exception ; ho, despito his
years, could do admirably what thee ask."
"General Lew Wallaco is not only a poli
tician and nuthor but an artist as well. He
is said to havo painted an admirable por
trait of his father; and he has in his study
a picture of historical interest. This is
called "Tho Conspirators," and represents
as sitting and leaning on marble blocks in
an old Washington yard a group of tho
men who plotted to kill Lincoln. The
portraits were taken from life, the general
having sketched tho men in court during
A GOOD READER.
There is one accomplishment in particu
lar, which I would eiirncBtly recommend to
you. Cultivate assiduously tho ability to
read well. I stop to particularizo this, be
causo it is so very much neglected, and bo
causo it is bo elegant, charming, and lady
like an accomplishment. Where ono per
son is really interested by music, twenty
are pleased by good reading. When ono
person is capable of becoming a good mu
sician, twenty may become good readers.
Whcro there is ono occasion suitable for
exorcise of musical talont, there are twenty
for that of good reading. Tho culturo ot
tho voico necessary for reading woll gives
a delightful charm to tho same voico in
conversation. Good reading is the natural
exponent and vehicle of all good things.
It seems to bring dead authors to lifo again
and makes us sit down familiarly with the
great and good of all ages. Did you ever
notice what lifo and powor tho holy Scrip
ture has when woll read? Havo you ever
heard tho wonderful efiocts produced by
Elizabeth Fry on tho prisoners of Nowgate
by Bimply reading to them tho parable of
tho Prodigal Bon? Princes and poors of
the realm, it is said, countod it a privilego
to stand in tho dismal corridors among fel
ons and murderers, morely to share with
thorn the privilege of witnessing tho
marvelous pathos which genius, tusto, and
culture could infuso into that simple story.
What a fascination is in really good read
ing 1 What a power it gives to oue! In
tho hospital, in tho chamber of tho invalid,
in tho nursery, in tlio domestic and in tho
social circle, among chosen friends and
and companions, how it enables you to
minister to tho amusement, tho comfort,
tho pleasure of dear ones, as no other art
or accomplishment can. No instrument of
man's devising can reach the heart as dots
that most wonderful instrument, the hu
man voice. It it God's special gift and en
dowment to his chosen creatures. Fold it
not away in a napkin. If you would
double tho value of all your other acquisi
tions, if you would add immeasurably to
your own enjoyment and to your power of
promoting the enjoyment of others, culti
vate with incessent care this divino gift.
No music below tho skies is equal to that
of pure silvery speech from the lips of man
or woman of high culture. John S. Hart.
Four Lives Saved.
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup relieved four of
my children of a most alarming attack of
Whooping Cough, from which their throats
and necks became so swollen as to prevent
them from swallowing. Nothing would
give them even temporary relief, until this
syrup was tried. Ono bottle, in ono night,
saved thoir lives, I verily believe.
Gko. W. Eakhaht,
Captain of Police, Baltimore, Md.
A Romance of the Jeannette,
For more than eighteen months past,
says the Los Angeles Timi s, a beautiful
and necomplir.ht'd voting lady of this
city the lovely nm( romance-inspiring
footstool of the angels has been in a
constant state of hope and despair. Tho
news received night before last from tho
wundering Jeannette has sent gladness
and sorrow to many n breast, but in tho
young lady in question it has created
the most anxious fears. Yesterday, iiist
before tho San Francisco train 'pulled
out, a matronly old lady might havo
been seen supporting a heavily-veiled
young woman. They were evidently
mother nnd daughter, from the tenderly
and motherly manner in which tho elder
lady looked after the slightest want of
her companion. A limes reporter, no
ticing tho couple, surmised that tho
young lady was laboring under some
great mental sorrow. lie looked to
ward the coach from which tho ladies
had just alighted, nnd saw that it was
a private carriage. His curiosity was
aroused. Lie approached and cautiously
interrogated the driver.
It seems that Miss was visiting
friends in San Francisco during the win
ter of 1878-9. Site met Lieut. Daneu
hower, of the United States army, a
noble specimen of manhood. The lieu
tenant was smitten with tho fair daugh
ter of Los Angeles. They mot often,
nvid the sequel was soon evident in a
desperate lovo affair. But the old, old
saying that true love never ran smooth
was never more plainly illustrated than
in this case. For several months there
was not tt happier pair in all San Fran
cisco. This earthly bliss could not last
long, however. The lieutenant was un
der orders to sail with tho ill-fated Jean
nette. As the time drew near the sweet
girl became sail and pensive, and it was
a common thing for her to meet her
lover with tearful eyes. She told him
her fears, nnd pleaded with all the elo
quence only knou ii to a lovely maiden,
but her lover had been ordered by his
country to go to almost certain death,
nnd his honor would not permit him to
break his word, even for the being ho
worshiped. The said day of separation
finally arrived, and the two devoted
lovers parted, possibly never to meet
again in this world.
This is the sad story told in brief by
the old coachman:
"Yes, sir," said the old fellow, "sho
has been a different girl ever since.
They had only known one another a
(short time, but I don't believe two peo
ple ever loved as did this devoted cou
ple. Why, sir, her mother said that
when the lieutenant camo to bid her
good-by it took two of bis brother olli
vers to separate them when the moment
of parting came. She fainted almost as
soon as he was out of the house. When
she revived sho ordered a carriage and
immediately repaired to the Cliff house,
As soon as she arrived there (din took a
stand where she could get a good view
of the Golden gate. Neither commands
nor coaxing could move her until sho
was satisfied the vessel had passed out
to sea. After returning to Los Angeles
she led a retired life, having been con
vinced from tho first that she would
never see her lover again. She has
never failed to be up by daylight sinco
the Jcnnnettcsnilcd in order to read tho
telegraphic news. That , sir, has been
tho onlv thing that has ever interested
her. When sho got tho Timv.a this
morning anil read tho news from tho
Jeannette, you might have heard her
screams almost a mile off. Tho whole
family were in bed at tho time. When
they reached her she was in a faint, nnd
everybody thought sho was dead. But
God was not kind enough to put tho
poor girl out of her misery, 'lhellrst
thing sin) said was: 'Mamma, take mo
to San Francisco at once.' She don't
seem to know what she wants, but her
mother would start for the spot whero
tho ileannelte was lost if her daughter
would ask it."
"How old is sheP"
"She was nineteen last October, but
to look at her now vou would think sho
was at least thirty'
The young- lady is well known in thU
city, and up to within the past two years
was ono of tho brightest and most beau
tiful of Los Angeles hollos.
a i "
Lottfir-citri'lers havo odd experi
ences sometimes If what ono o'
their number says bo truo: I'vo had
seotyg of eiilsoiles if I could think of
m, nnd been tho recipient of seerotM,
and again, that no other person
wouiu no entrusted with, ino amount
of clandestine correspondence thnt is
carried on would astonish even the nct
ors themselves, and is about equally di
vided between tho sexes. I liavi ni'ver
violated a confidence by giving n namo
or anything that would lead to a sus
picion, but if so minded I could give tho
names of persons prominent in business
and social circles that would astonish
the uninitiated. One man used to bej
nin every day not to let his wife get hold
of his letters, while at tho samo time tho
wife was equally solicitous that her hus
band should not get hold of her corre
spondence. They aro playing tho samo
garni! yet, perhaps. Another married
woman, who was engaged in clandes
tine correspondence, suspected that her
husband was engaged in tho same bus
iness, and used to work all kinds of de
vices to get possession of his letters. Sho
would instruct me if any letters camo
for him from a certain city to quietly
give them to her which of course
never did. Another lady who was liv
ing apart from her husband, nnd cor
responding with a man n the old coun
try, used to keep a supply of stamped
envelopes in my hands. When I receiv
ed a letter for her bearing a foreign
postmark I would enclose it in one of tho
envelopes and havo it postmarked Cin
cinnati. By this means her friends
were completely misled. After getting
her divorce she married her correspon
dent. Girls, too, have their secrets.
One young lady used to meet mo every
Friday evening, at a certain street cor
ner, nnd receive a letter from a forbid
den correspondent, and at the same time)
hand me a letter to bo mailed to him.
Her family were under the impression
that they had her movements complete
ly under a watchful eye. As the young
lady was of age I did not consider it part
of my sworn duty to expose her. Every
letter-carrier could relate just such ex
periences if ho would.
From 100 trees Sylvester Bartlett, ol
of Etna, Me., got MO barrels of Baldwins.
There is more money in growing wool
at even 20 cents per pound than in loan
ing money at ten percent, interest.
John McUobert, of Vevay, Mich.,
harvested sixty-six bushels of clover
seed from eighteen acres a profitable
Kxperiments are in progress in Eng
land foresting the adaptability of that
country for tho growth of American
varieties of apples,
The English requirement of wheat is
about 11)0,000,00(1 bushels per year. Mr.
Caird gives twenty-eight bushels per
ncre as the average wheat yield of Eng
land for thirty years.
Pear blight has in several instances
been arrested in affected trees by syring
ing them with a weak solution of potash,
and in some cases it has proved a
preventive when applied to the healthy
A remarkable feature of last year's
tobacco growth is tho production of a
second crop in Kentucky from the suck
ers, where .tobacco was cut during tho
drouth. Like reports came from somo
of the seed-leaf districts. It is Paid that
the second crop in many instances prov
ed better than the first;
Professor J. XV. Beal having tried sev
eral ways of killing quack grass, says ho
succeeded best by plowing late in the
Fall and cultivating as soon as tho
ground will admit in the Spring, until
no traces of the grass are seen, w hich
will usually leave time for a late crop
of potatoes or rutabagas in tho samo
At a late meeting of a local horticul
tural society in Ohio, the following plan
for keeping apples was described: "A
ut about live feet deep is dug in a sido
till, drained, and lillcd nearly full of
tipples, then cover Urn pit with boards,
and put earth on the boards. The ap
ples keep longer after being taken out
than when buried in the usual manner."
A member naid soft apples, such as
Bambos, etc., kept better buried than in
any other manner.
It is estimated that, 123 clover blos
soms contain one gramme of sugar. As
each blossoms consists of iiv cahecs,
at least 12.'),l)iil) by Co, or 7,.ri'i,(KI 'caly
ces must be rilled' to all'onl a kilogramme
of sugar, it reiitiires .l.liOO.ou) calyces of
clover to yield a kilogramme 'of tho
former. Ilenco we may imagine tho
countless number of flow ers that bee.s
must visit, to bo able to stock their hives
Ala meeting of the American Ben
Keepers at Lexington, Ky., Professor
Cook explained his met hod of measur
ing the length of the tongue of tho
honey boo. It is done by placing feed
on the surface of a pane of glass, then
covering with a surface of wire cloth,
oue end being elevated nbout one-half
an inch. By this means he can get tho
tongue extruded its full length when ho
suddenly f jcapitates tho bee. Thus ho
can mi'iisuio it, with tho aid of his
microscope, to tho exactness of one
thousandth of tin inch.
A correspondent of the Xm England
Farmer says ho has learned by ex perl
enco that though ho can usu cuttings
from tho quince of a year's growth, by
using other and larger cuttings, ho gets
very much stronger and more vigorous
trees in less time. Ho uses sticks about
fifteen or sixteeu inches long, set about
a foot; in the ground, and looks for tho
development of all needed buds whero
none are to be seen on the old wood.
Sometimes a bud below tho surfaeo
sends up tho shoot that makes the tree.
If too many start, rub off all not wanted
European newspapers nro talking of
the possibility of American wheat being
eventually driven out of the markets of
Ktiiopo by grain from Tunis. Land can
bo bought in Tunis, it is said, for half it
costs in tho Western States of tho Amer
ican Union, and It Is so fertile that It
will yield two crops In tho year. Tho
quality of the gram, moreover, is equal
to that of tho much-prized Hungarian
wheat. England ami Franco aro de
termined, if possible, to secure moro
than ono source of foreign supply of
wheat However, they do not rcili.o
tho enormous possibilities of American .
oil in wheat gtwinir.