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CAPE GIRARDEAU. - - MISSOCEi
THE FARMER'S GOLDEN WED
' DING. ::
Tes, yo reiaeatfcer. Muqt dear, bow fifty
"We stood tefore the person a tb bloom at
youth, yon kajw:
Too a pnuy sir! ot twenty, I homely eoua-
. But yet. J on loved me, Nancy, and I wished ao
; deeper Joy. .
That mora in (Ingham von outshone the old
world' faireit Queea,
And I wa proud to stead by yon la eassimere,
I ween: :
here were no glf.t or goodly cheeks oar bank
account to (well.
And the bride to all tie kisses a I still ra-
member welL .
tTe didn't go to Europe whither bridal eon pies
Bat settled down that Tery day npoa this dear
And here we're 11 Tod without a Jar, bat not
witboat some tears;
And here we're walked adowa the rale of lUe
for fifty years, . .
The touch of Time hss changed your locks.
once dark, to loess of snow.
Sat they frsme your face In beauty Just ss fifty
years age. -
They ssy your bands hire wrinkled, wife, bat
bo! It cannot be.
: They're always soft, and white, and sweet and
beautiful to me.
The chlldrea will be hare to-day; aboo as
tney will swarm.
. And merriment will rale the hoar that sees
them on tbe farm: -
Three little tots, with roguish ways, win come
- with Lisa Jane.
And I will romp with them and feel that I am
yooEf again. -..-.
There's Jsek, the Jadge. oar oldest boy, I knew
Be wouldn't miss
I"or all tbe triumphs of the bench, his cher
ished mother's kiss:
'Why, he'd aljoarn his court to eome and look
into our eyes.
And deem himself a boy again, beneath the
summer skies. . -
The children will not all be here; no, darling,
there is Las.
Be sleeps somewhere beneath the pines that
innse the Bapldan:
Bis sword is bangtn; yonder, bright and sileat
And round it we will twine, to-day, the hero's
And there's enother little mound out yonder
on the hill, -
Where forty years ago we laid away oar little
And erery year shore the soot where be in
peace doth rest
A robin rears her little brood, blue-bird
builds her nest.
These dear ones, wife, well miss to-day; they
left as long ago.
One in tbe summer's fragrant heart and one
amid the snow:
And whilst we for the others wait together
side by side.
IT1 hear the dlrgeful murmur of a far-off
Whatshalll wear? the old erarat? I know 'tis
oat of style.
: At sight of it the little ones will clap their
hands sad smile:
. Bat it recalls a golden fust that flitted an too
And lis bat s faded relic of tore-lit honey
moon, Til pat' It on. Tm young agaia, no matter if
Has touched my head with all tbe frosts that
eome from chilling clime;
And you'll get oat your wedding dress and pot
it on to show
The little ones how "grandma" looked Just
fifty years ago.
The parson's dead who made as one: he slum
bers with tbe rose
Is summertime a bore the loved her modest
Of all the guests who saw us wed not one is
left to say - -
Bow Joshua Black and Nancy Brown appeared
. that winter day.
Look yonder, wife I a two-horse team Is coming
Only hear them chlldrea shoe tin'! why, 'tis
Tom and Liza Jane;
A kiss before we greet them la the soft and
la memory of a wedding day Just fifty years
, ... T. C Earbaagh, la Ohio Farmer.
THE COLONEL'S PEOTEGE.
WAS sojourning in the
land ot the far southwest,
and contentedly loafing, as
particularly suits the cli
mate and a second lien-
tenant, when tbe office door
opened slowly and a head
covered with an old grand
army hat was thrust in.
The eyes of the head peered
- aronnd from under their ragged eye
brows and took on a look of keen dis
appointment. The lips moved, hut
: made no sound; then the head was
-withdrawn and the door almost shut.
disclosed part of a-blue-clad figure som
six feet in height ; .- - ;
l.nen it ciosea again, ana openea as
before, only somewhat wider. I swung
around in my chair and waited to see
what would happen. The roan came
into the room, but kept one hand on
the knob, to facilitate hia escape, if
-necessary, ' it ' appeared. '' ' I held my
peace and watched hint. .He was worse
than unkempt; he was. In fact, about as
seedy an individual as I hare ever seen
severed by a grand army coat; his eyes
-were red and his hand shook badly. I
vuspected at once what the trouble was,
' I Jet him decide to speak first,- how-
ven but he took his time. '' KeooncU
1ng himself to the shutting of the door,
and relinquishing hi 'grasp -on the
KUOD as usas uo v.ia u urnm wu
at at the extreme edge of the chair.
He studied tbe window panes intently
.nd chewed hia tobacco in a meditative
-fashion. There wa no telling how
long this might last, so I faced, about
-to my desk again and began to write,
- fully ten minutes elapsed before the
Qent figure gave any aSfn.,"rn
tasted again," it began. . ' '
The announcement evidently eailed
for no expression of surpria I .g
one. 'Yes?" I answered ;. lf
H Ub-h." - : ' '
I went at say copying atfain. Five
wore minutes. . - '-
"Where's the colonel at?"
"He's sick." ' ' '' " ; '
"Oh! he isr This in the tone of a
ehQd reading a primer, "What's the
matter with Im?"
"Ee' jot the grippa."
"When's he eomin' backr
"In two or three weeks, perhaps.1 -
"Oh, damn!" Quite as yon or I might
mildly say "Pshaw."
The veteran continued to look at the
window and to ehew. :
;, "I wanted to see the eolonel." '
" "Is there anything I can dofor yon?"
! ?kope." A resumption of the win
dow and tobacco. 'I'm busted again.'
"So you said." '
"I've been drunk, too."
"Well, you look rather like it"
"Do I?" He examined his hat, and
hands, and boots. "I reckon I do." He
smiled genially. "Queer, ain't it, how
you can most generally tell." '
"Very queer," I agreed.
"Row, 1 thought I looked pretty good.
but I reckon I was off.
"Yon might be worse," I consoled
him. "I've seen them look worse."
"Yes, so've L" His knowledge of the
world was evidently as good as mine.
The pause was repeated. "I told you
1 was busted, didn't I? Well, what in
blares do yon s'pose I told you for?"
"1 really can't say."
"Can't you,' really?" 1 felt that
was the target at which fine, sarcastic
arrows were being aimed. "You can't.
really, eh? wasnt you never
With a truthfulness far greater than
might be generally felt I replied I had
been, sometimes. Only a second lieu
tenant like myself can appreciate the
honesty of my answer.
"Well, what do you generally want
when you're in a hole?"
"That's what I want"
The deduction was so logical and ob
vious that I felt very like a child who
had been given to reason on some such
"I'M BUSTED AOAIX."
axiom as: "Green apples nake boys
sick. John ate green apples..- John
is sick." The old soldier was ev
idently pleased with - the impression
he had made. -1 felt my nerves tremb
ling and fell weakly into the net "I
suppose you want me to lend you
"Nope, but I want yon to give me
"Oh, yon do? Doesn't it strike you
that you're just a trine cheeky?"
.Nope, xoure going to give me
some, ain't you?" ,
"WelL I really cant see why I
"The colonel does." '
I did not doubt it; the colonel's un
usual poverty was ascribed in the regi
ment to just that sort of thing.
"The colonel may have some reason
for it Besides, how do I know he does?
"I say so." The tone was above dis
pute. ! ' ' ' ' ' ' '
"Very good; but, as I said, the colo
nel probably has some reason for it
How often do you go on sprees?"
"When I get my pension."
"And do yon spend every cent?" .
"And does the colonel act aa your
paymaster whenever you are hard up?"
"Yep." -. .
"Might I inquire why he supports
you in the path of destruction?"
"Why does he help you to go to the
"It does him more good than it does
me hurt, I guess." .r ,
The depth of the sentiment was ap
palling; moreover, It was exquisitely
convenient From a physical stand
point it might be true enough, bnt
looked at from the view of temporal
comfort the argument was bad. The
colonel was not one deliberately and
in cold blood to care for the cultivation
of his soul; there must be some other
reason, and I said so. ,
"I reckon there Is."
"What is it?" : , .
"I done him a service once."
"May I ask what it was?"
"I jest kept his little brother from
"How was tnatr' : '
"Oh, it's a blamed , long thing to
"Never mind; I want to hear."
"Well, will you give me a quarter If
I tell your '' S
"What will you do with it?"
"Get two drinks." .- r
. "AH right; go on."
He sat even farther upon the edge of
his chair and held one shaky arm out
atraight I wondered if he might be
going to declaim, or repeat some an
"That's how I got that arm.".
"What arm?" 1 inquired, looking at
"That Dont you see I can't bend
it?" I noticed it now for the first time,
and he rose in my estimation. "The
piece of shell cut through my arm and
along in here," placing hia palsied fin
gers on his side. "The colonel set aa
awful lot of store by that brother of
his. His name was Kingsley, and he
wasn't more'n eighteen. - He was a
mighty fine feller, too, and they told a
lot of stuff about his bavin' a young
wife up there in the north. They sea
she was the very girl the eolonel was
mashed on, too. I dunno how true it
was, but I reckon it wasat all lies, be
cause the eolonel ain't never married,
and onct when he had the fever, he
done a lot of talldn' about some woman
named Dora, an' that was the name
that Etagsley told ma his wife had.
The colonel's a good-hearted custi, ain't
- I replied with conviction tliat he
was. . -" . .
"If it had been me an' my brother,
I'd have wanted him killed off, I guess;
but the colonel he liked to have went
crazy erery time the youngster got in
the hot part of a fight " He sez to him
onct I heard him 'If you should be
shot, it'nd jest end Dora'; and one time)
they got a letter sayin' that Dors had
a little girL The colonel told Eings
L?y then that he'd have to take more
care of himself than ever. Kingsley,
he just laughed. He was a brave feller,
kind of hot-headed, and I guess he
wasn't as much in love with hia Dora
as the eolonel was."
The story came to an abrupt end
here. The veteran was thinking over
his past In course of time he went on:
"Onct, just before the baby was
born, there was a fight and the eolonel
couldnt make Kingsley stay where it
was sale. He jest laughed and went
right into the fuss as soon as he could
get there. The .colonel, he was charg
ing around like a hen that's hatched
ducks and sees 'em swimmin. Bat he
couldn't get near his brother. He was
by me for a minute and he sez to me
to keep that fool boy. out of trouble.
"Bout ten minutes later a shell busted
near us and I got in front of Kingsley.
That's alL" -
That was all. " It certainly didn't
sound like much, as the laconic old fel
low put it I looked at his face, which
was to the last degree "battle scarred,'
as the soldiers say; at his nervous
hands ' and wavering eyes, his filthy
coat and shapeless hat This was ail
that was left of a hero a man who for
a mere friend had risked death and en
dured worse than death. . I admired a
character I could not understand.
Then, with the sophistry of my race
and kind, the mighty virtue of small
souls, I condemned his weakness.
He was disgusting; a dirty eld drunk
ard, a beggar, too; a man who would
ask for a dime to get a drink with; lost
to all pride and sense of shame. It was
men of his kind who gave old soldiers
such a hard name; and then I remem
bered that it was men of his kind who
had composed our army; who had
"made a thoroughfare for freedom and
her train" a thoroughfare which
no fifty by three hundred miles can
measure a thoroughfare for destiny
and a pathway on eternity.
However, I came down to his mental
level by degrees. He was quivering
with anticipation, and the hand of the
good arm was lying on bis knee, ready
to be stretched out at a moment's no
tice. I assumed the air that went
usually with the act of swearing men
into Uncle Sam's service, and which is
the nearest one to severe and unim
peachable virtue that a lieutenant can
"What makes you drink like that?"
I felt that the role of reformer did not
"I like it"
"But why don't you try to stop?"
"You could have once?"
"Whatever made you start in?"
"The pain from the wound. I got
drunk to stop it, and by and by, when
it had stopped for good, I couldn't let
up. Ain't you done askin' questions
yet? I want that quarter."
Sow, I have no doubt that I was
guilty of an infringement of the laws
of the state of California in assisting
I GOT tS FROST OF KIXOSLBT.
to promote drunkenness and disorder
if not legally, morally and I also
realise that the powers that be would
have been justified in depriving me of
the detail in that fair state which I
thoroughly understood to be a very soft
thing after the rigors of - Montana
weather, because I was helping one
who drew the pension which the gov
ernment kindly gives to its disabled
supporters, and who was the inmate of
a soldiers' home, to bring discredit on
his kind; but my conscience did not re
proach me in the least for turning over
to him enough of my . month's pay to
keep him gloriously drank for a week,
nor did it even when, two hours later,
I saw him taken in a limp and senseless
state to tbe station house. - I told
tbe colonel, and ho paid the Vetera-, s
fine for the thirty-first time, he in
formed me. 8an Francisco Argonaut.
Tfea Mills the Ooss. r
The aged mendicant crept trembling
ly into the office of the successful
young lawyer. "Only a few pennies
sir," he said.
The young man gased at him keenly.
Is not this William Wilwate?" be
asked.'' ')..'..--.'.-' .
Tbe aged mendicant admitted that
such was the ease. , ..- ';! ; -
"Then listen William Wilwats," said
the young man, hia voice trembling
with suppressed satisfaction. "Twenty
years ago, when you were a prosperous
merchant, yon net a little burefoot
country boy in tbe highroad and eailed
him 'bub,' That is an insult no ooy
ever forgives. My time for revenge
has come at last xon dont get a cent
Get out" Indianapolis Journal., :
. Hsst Bar Bees tbe Chaxipfco. .
Prospective Tenant (to a (rent) Yon
say this bouse is just a stone's throw
from the depot Well, all I have to
say is I have great admiration for the
mut who threw the staae. Lif
PERSONAL AND LITERARY.
Calhoun's voice was sharp, rasping
and not pleasant to hear. His gesticu
lations were rapid and far from grace
ful, and he bad a way of emphasizing
a point by jerking his tall' body back
wards and forwards in a most active
and inelegant way.
. uiu .Beatrice Harradea. the au
thoresa of "Ships that Pasa in the
Night," is busily engaged upon a new
work dealing exclusively with English
life. Like Bret Harte in his early days,
Miss Harraden, with a wisdom of the
heart has known how to discover and
lay bare ore under a bard and varied
surface. Dr. Conan Doyle included her
name in a recent article among the
twelve most promising young writers
oi tne any. t
v Pay In.jctor James Fulton, who
died the other day as senior officer of
the naval pay corps, had seen less sea
duty than any other man of his rank.
He had been at sea in all less than
eight years. His terra Of shore duty
footed up more than twenty-three
years, and he had been unemployed
just four years.. Several men much be
low him in rank have far exceeded his
sea. service, though few as long
twenty years in the corns have been as
short a time unemployed
Edward O. Atkinson, the Boston
economist gave .a novel dinner the
other night in Washington at the resi
dence of Assistant Secretary Hamlin.
Seven courses, all cooked by Mr. At
kinson, were served. The entire cost
of the dinner, exclusive of the floral
decorations, was one dollar and fifty
cents. Those present, besides Mr. At
kinson, were Secretary and Mrs. John
G. Carlisle, Secretary and Miss Morton,
ex-Postmaster-General and Mrs. W. 8.
BisselL tbe Japanese minister and Mr.
ana Mrs. ilamlin.
E. C Squier'sbook oi. the Mosquito
coast, published here a few years ago,
gives a pretty clear hint of King George
William Clarence a relations to Great
Britain. Mr. Squier found the king
living in the house of the British con-
suL- The young monarch was uncere
moniously bidden to "Get up" by the
consul's negro maid servant aad hav
ing risen George went to a neighboring
stream to wash bis- face. Mr. Squier
desiring to be presented to the king,
the consul shouted him back to the
house, and on his return said: "George,
this gentleman has eome to see yon;
sit down." It was easy to see who was
the real king in the Mosquito terri
"I was born in 1793, and since then
I have never been ill a single minute.'
is tbe statement of Dr. de Bossy, the
oldest French physicians, who is still
in active practice at Havre. He has
never followed any special diet and It
opposed to anything of the sort H
rises at seven, summer and winter, and
aa soon as he is dressed starts on hii
rounds, generally on foot He has
drank coffee all his life, has no objec
tion to a glass of bitters, and tobaccc
is a "poison which be resrularlv ab
sorbs." He attributes bis longevity to
moderation in all things. His fathet
lived to be one hundred and eight Dr.
de Bossy took bis degree in 1818, then
went to England, and. later to India,
where be practiced fmedicine, and re
turned to Havre, where be has since
been at work, sixty-four years ago. He
has two sons, the elder sixty-eighf
In a Company ot Artists. ".What
is there between laughter and tears?"
The nose," dryly observed Vivier.
"Don't you think the man who
marries for money is a fool?" "He is,
unless he gets it in advance." Indi
-Forestalled. "Til get on my knees
before you." he said. . "Ill bet .you
won't!" she rejoined, accepting hia
defiance and rushing forward. Puck.
A True Saying. Customer "Good
gracious, how can you charge three
hundred dollars for a watch like that?"
Dealer' "Time's money, madam." De
troit Free Press.
"Yes," remarked tbe telephone girl,
as she gazed out at the waves and won
dered what their number was, "I am
connected with the best families in out
city." Indianapolis SentineL
Professor "To what did Xenophoa
owe his reputation?" Student "Prin-
eipally to the fact that his name com
menced with X, and came in so handy
for headlines in , alphabetical copy
books." Pearson's Weekly.
And She Did Eat "Daughter oi
Eve," quoth the young man, "will yon
accept?" "History repeats itself, Mr.
Spoonamore," replied Miss Kajonea,
looking curiously, and inquiringly at
hia feet "I will." Chicago Tribune.
Mrs. Chugwater "What did th
doctor say you'd better do for youi
cold, Josiah?" .-Mr. Chugwater "H
told me to take a nightcap.' " Mm,
Chugwater (greatly relieved) "Is that
all? - You can have one of mine." Chi
cago Tribune. ',f
Boom for Doubt Mullaney (at
CKafferty's wake) "An' this must be
pr-round momint fer Tim s sowl
saints rist itl" Hanrahan "Pr-roud
indade! An him in purgytory a-seein
th' widdy a-havin' all this fun?" White
Plains Weekly. .
Mrs. Testem "If I give you a din
ner would you be willing to work if 1
should ask your Wearie Willie "Oh,
rm sure yer wouldn't ask me ter do
Anything like dat mum. Yer dont
look like a lady dat would insult a gen
tleman." Brooklyn Eagle.
-The Cheerful Idiot "I notice,'
amid tbe scientific boarder, "that the
have succeeded in soaking very fan
bread from wood." "I suppose," chip
ped in the cheerful idiot as be saw as
opening, "that it would be more pais
table if spread with a litue log jam.
The horse made a complete circle.
returning to the confederate company
in safety. When the rebels saw theii
comrade had returned without
scratch from such a dangerous rids,
they rlinost forgot the fight befort
them, and there went up a great cheer-
Louisville Couriei Journal.
HOME HINTS AND HELPS.
cocosBut 1'odding: One and one-
half pint of milk, half a eupf al of nxik
cracker crumlm, half a capful of sugar,
batter size of a walnut, two eggs and
half a eupf ul of eocoacut B&ke about
oae hour. N. Y. Ledger.
Almond icing: Take hrs cips
sugar, one pound of almonds, blanched
and pounded to a paste, and favor with
extract of rose. Beat the whites of
three eggs and stir with the sugar and
almonds. Farm, Field and Fireside.
Egg on Toast: Toast the bread
until a light brown. - Break the eggs,
one at a time, into boiling water and
simmer until set, and lay one on each
slice of toast with a dusting of salt
over it and a small piece of butter in
the center. Home. .. ..
Baked Eggs: Place a layer of stale
bread crambs in the bottom of a but
tered dish and pour over enough sweet
cream to moi&ten. Slice hard-boiled
eggs and put a layer with plentiful
dots ot butter and a little salt and pep
per. Continue alternate layers till the
dish is fulL Sift crambs over the ton.
dot with bite of butter and set in the
oven to bake. Boston Budget -
The corn bread of an old New En
gland auntie is rather an expensive
delicacy, bnt a delicacy nevertheless:
Sift half a pint of Indian meal with a
gill of wheat flour, half a teaspoonf ul
of salt and three level teaspoonfnls of
baking powder; mix with these in
gredients two large tables pooufuls of
butter and a gill of flour beaten to a
cream, four eggs beaten light and two
eupiuis oi mux. iiake in a buttered
von pan. Country Gentleman. -
Lemon Pudding: Blend two tea
spoons of cornstarch in a little cold
water; pour on this one pint of boiling
water, add to this one tablespoon but
ter, yolks of two eggs well beaten.
juice and rind of one lemon, one-half
cup of sugar and a little salt; pour this
into a pudding dish and place in the
oven, while yon make tbe frostintr.
Take the whites of the two eggs, one
half cup sugar. Pour this over, the
pudding in the oven and brown. To
be eaten cold or hot Use granulated
sugar for frosting. Mrs. Dwight Hol
land, in Farm and Home.
Cheap Swiss Boll: Take a teacup
fnl of well-dried flour, ditto castor
sugar, mix and add one teaepoonful of
baking-powder, and pinch - of salt
Break into the flour, etc., two eggs;
beat well for ten minutes with a
wooden spoon, spread on to a greased
tin, and bake in a very hot oven from
three to five minutes. Turn on to a
piece of paper covered with castor
sugar, spread qnickly with jam, and
roll.' If this is not baked sharply, it
will break in rolling. Before serving
cut off the ends and dust desiccated
cocoannt over. Leed's Mercury. '
ICE CREAM IN A FEW MINUTES.
Aa iranr FnpU Tells eiris What ta D
aa a Hat, Ho Afterao .
First, yon neither need nor wish an
ice-cream freezer for this small amount
but improvise one in this way. Take
from the kitehen any little tin can or
cur of the size yon wish. If it has no
lid improvise one any little tin dish
or "patty" pan will do and should it
not fit very closely press a sheet of
paper between the lid and enp and it
will be snug, -sow this enp, when
filled with cream, is to be packed in a
large vessel a saucepan, little bucket
or anything yon wish filled with
layers of coarse rock salt, not coarse
fine salt Three - layers of ice to
one of salt, the top layer to be of this
in the absence of ice a mixture of snow
and salt will serve equally welL Yon
can break the ice by pressing a hat pin
into it as the trained nurse does in tbe
sick-room. It should be as fine as the
salt, for the finer your ice is broken
the sooner the cream will freeze. The
ice in melting gives off heat, and many
degrees colder is the melted ice and
salt than tbe ice itself. And now for
the cream: .
One-half enp of cream.'
Two level tables poonfuls sugar. '
Two or' three drops of flavoring ex
tract vanilla, chocolate, etc., as you
wish. ' ." .-
Mix the cream, sugar, and flavoring
in the cup; stir on til the sugar is dis
solvedthoroughly dissolved, no trace
of it should be left put the lid on.
pack around the cup the ice and salt,
to the top, and freeze it '
With your finger and thumb keep
turning the cup from side to side to
churn the eream. , As the mixture
freezes to the sides of the cap scrape
it down with a knife into the center,
aad if yon like beat it a little with the
knife, but the lid must be kept on as
much as possible. Continue this until
the cream is nearly frozen, and be care
ful about not getting salt into It ' You
ean replace tbe ice when it melts with
more, unless an 'eagerness to eat it
overcomes yon. Sherbets and water
ices can be made quite as easily. Aa
ice la made of fruit juice, ice and wa
ter. A sherbet must be beaten white.
Imagine a party of five or six school
girls together for aa afternoon ot this
kind in the coolness of one's own boa-
dolr on a hot June day 1 Chi eago Tri
Light-colored gloves of glace kid
will remain in favor throughout the
spring and summer. With afternoon
toilettes must delicate pearl tints are
worn with stitching of black or self
color as on fancies. .These are in En
glish style with dose wrists fastened
by four buttons. White gloves are
worn -in the eveving on all occasions.
front the theater to the most elaborate
entertainment For morninr wear are
heavier kid gloves of yeUowish-taa in
preference to the red or cedar browns
rn daring the winter. Undressed
kid or Suede gloves are stOl preferred
by many, especially for summer, be
tause they are cooler than those ot tbe
thicker dressed kid. These com la
monsquetaire styles of great length to
meet elbow sleeves, and are of verv
light tan and pearl-gray shades. White
aiousquetaire gloves will be worn with
summer gowns in. day and evening
alike. All gloves are now worn eaar
fitting, tight gloves being considered
distinctly bad st?le. Harper's Bszaa,
DUN'S COMMERCIAL REViEV.V
The Cold HrF Ym a Check e Set I
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Jikw lOBX, laay la. tu u. wua
Da's weekly -review ot trade, baaed
The severe eold snap, with extensive
frosts, and in some state snow, ha
fortunately done little damage to the
grain crops, though much to fruit but
has considerably retarded retail trade.
The best news ot the week is the ad
vance cf 10 per cent in wages- by th
Carnegie works, followed by , tha
Jones-McLaoghlin establishment, and
evidently implying a similar advance
by many oiiter concerns. The lilt-
aois Steel Co. is starting ' its
furnaces without granting the de-
been fonnd practicable in the woolen
mills,, where conditions aa to prices
and foreign competition are very dif
ferent and about 10,000 workers are ,
still idle at OlneyvUle, where tha
works should produce CSO.000 pounds
per week. In other departments of
labor troubles are not serious, and tbe
demand for manufactured products in
creases. . .-- . .
With material and steady enlarge
ment in domestic trade, there is still
great want oz employment w tne in
terior. for sooner which comes hither.
(3,500,000 during the past week, and .
with the millions distributed by the)
speculation. Accordingly wheat has
risen five eeats. - althoairh the rib-
ports of injury by frost do not
appear, upon sifting, .to concern
any considerable proportion of
tne growing grain, .western re
ceipts for two . week of May hav
been 3,917,30$ bushels, against t,00,
298 last year, and Atlantis exports
,509,484 bushels, against 4,553,101 last
year, being reduced by the advance in .
nries leas than would be exnected ba
cause of generally-current reports of
decrease in acreage. With only six
week of crop year left, the stocks In
sight indicate a heavy surplus, if not
as large as some western, statistician .
f 1 -3 1 1 L.1J
cent, though apparently Injured more
than wheat, but the acreage give
promise of a yield of 8,000,000,000
bushels. - . .
Cotton is an eighth stronger, In spite
of the fact that 0,461,081. bale had
eome into sight last Friday, which la -
ever 400,000 bales more than the larg
est crop ever recorded. Northern spin
ners have taken a little less than 3 year
ago to date, when the crop was over
Q-0OO.000 balna. bnt at laaat SOO.000 more
than they have consumed as yet and '
foreign spinners hold nearly 800,000
bales more than they have -consumed,
while commercial stocks here and
abroad are !40,0QO bales more than
three years ago. Tbe manufacture
Saleaof wool continue remarkably
heavy, for the past week at the three
cmei marKeis 0,030, ivt pounas, aa
for two weeks of May 11,059,750 pounds,
against 11 ,767,750 la tbe same week of
1893, the last year ot full demand. '. Ia
that year the salea cf domestic were
6,963,000, and this ' year 5,681,730
pounds. Th markets are quiet almost
unprecedented apathy for the season
prevailing but because stocks of for
eign wools held here are remarkably
large and are offered at price
datively lower than those demanded
by western growers.
Advances in wage of Iron worker '
by Mr, Frick, of th Carnegie eom- '
pany, are as significant as were th
advances in wages of coke workers by
the Frick Coke Co. Apparently It is a
trategetie movement in the great bat
tle between iron producing interests.
although it is generally inter-
pre ted as proof that the outlook -for
trade is sufficient to 1 warrant
a material advance in -wages ;
and prices. Most furnaces in the Ma .
boning valley have : also advanced
wages,and Bessemer iron has raised to
81L40 at Pittsburgh, with gray forg
to $8.85. Finished products are ia
larger demand, but as yet not enough
larger to cause any general advance ia
prices, and proposals of combination .
in merchants steel, structural iron.
wire rods and ent nails, with the exist
ing combination in steel rails, show -that
the market does not rise of itself.
The shoe manufacture is doing ra- -
markably well as usual, though opera- '
tions for the future are materially re
tarded by tha advances in leather and
hides, which many begin to think hav
gone somewhat too far. .
Foreign trade for the week shows a
heavy decrease, 89 per ecnt, compared '
with last year in exports, and the de- '
crease in May hua far 1 about 34 per ' -cent
On the other band the imports
for May increase less than 3 per cent
Inconsequence th government rev
enue has materially decreased, the ex
cel of expenditures orer receipts for ':
the month that far being 13,533,677.
Commercial failures for th week '
ending May f show liabilities of $V
009,37-, ot which tl.0O6.6S6 were of
manufacturing and 13.003, 706 of toad- -
ing concerns. - For the corresponding
week last year th liabilities wer
81.957.133. . of which oalv '
603 were ; of mancfactaring and
$1,490,923 of trading coueema. In tha -five
weeks ending May 3 the aggregate .
of liabilities was 111,070,479, against ,
114,750,467 for th same week last year. '
Failures daring the paet week hava
been 311 In tbe United States, against .
319 last year, and 84 ia Canada, agaJaas
34 last year.
THIS SETTLES IT. -
f&e Hopee m Danhstn aas4 Trait Crew
- ers. Blasted by rrast aa frees.
BzraLZHEJt, Pa., May J7. This sec
tion of the country was visited by
heavy frosts last night - la some
places ponds were frozen over. It is
feared the' early gsrdeiiing and trait
trees are greatly das agisd.
B-xj-Kyosrrs. Pa., Slay 17. An un
usually henry frost last tig-tit put an
effectual nl to the hopes cf early
produnt. au i fruit growers in tiiis
county, v Osm, potatoes, fruit tr? :
and garden traaV ars frozen V.