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THJg AKGUS. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 12,1891
World's Fair Exhibit Projected
by "Uncle Jerry."
KW 1LEAS FOB AGRICULTUBISTS.
To Be Developed nd Mmtle Plain by the
rropow.l Scheme Statistician Wright's
Report on the Kffeet of the Tariff I. aw
on rriren Neidrlnjchaua, the Tln-I'late
Man, Makes an Offer to American
Worker lrll Sen Ice Reform In Navy
Yard! Capital Notes.
Washington-, Ang. 12 Theenthusiasm
of the agricultural department iu refer
ence to the World's fair is still growing.
Assistant Secretary Willits, who in the
absence of '-Uncle Jerry" presides over the
department, explained iu'a conversation
yesterday something of the proposed ex
hibit. "It is our luteution to have an ex
hibit which will not send spectators away
with thougbis of its beauty only," said
Mr. Willits. '-llut when they leave they
will, if they have been careful in their ex
amination, take away with them ideas
that, particularly if they are of the agri
cultural clasH, will prove of great value to
them. From investigations which the de
partment is now making we shall be able
to show what kind of product every part
of the conntry is best suited to yield.
Certain grains grow better in ODe state
than another; wheat in one state is a more
profitable product than corn,' and vice
versa. We shall take advantage thisyear
of the bountiful yield of crops to see just
where the greatest success has been had.
For instance, our investigations this year
show that in parts of Minnesota certain
kinds of seed wheat obtained ftom a
particular part of the country has yielded
wheat weighing sixty-nine pounds to the
bushel, and that other kinds have pro
duced only fifty-seven pounds to the
bushel. Now, t he reason and the same of
the better kind, accompanied by the con
ditions under which it was cultivated,
etc., will be of great advantage to the
How to Increase the Cotton Crop.
"The same rule will be adopted with
other products. We shall show the best
kinds of tobacco for certain parts of the
conntry, the most successful method of
curing it. and the same with cotton. The
American farmtr is of a conservative na
ture save possibly when he gets to pay
ing too much attention to politics," Mr.
Willits interpolated with a smile, 'but
when he sees what the agricultural de
partment has to show him and when it
points out to him the way to improve, he
will at least try our advice. And when he
does the result will be wonderful. I veil
ture to predict that the cotton crop alone
can be increased in amount fully 50 per
cent, by the discoveries which we have
Farmers To lte Anked to Help.
"With products about which we have
not yet fuliy made up our minds, further
investigation will be made. We slmll
furnish the lest farmers in certain dis
tricts with seeds and ask them to grow
them. We shall then be able to reap our
experimental harvests and make our re
port in time for the World's fair in Chi
cago. Our Dr. Merriam, who is now with
the Alaska expedition, has made some
very valuable investigations in Death
valley. Some ieople laughed at onr send
ing him t here. Well, I suppose people can
find amusement at a funeral.
Observations as to Temperature.
"Nevertheless he started at the lowest
depth of the vaTley, 200 feet llow sea
level, and climbing from that point to tiie
top of Mount Whituey, M,tKH foet above
the level of the sea, he was enabled to take
zone observations which told Uiiu just
what teT.ji-rr.fure is best suited for
ppeciul products. This is, in the rough,
an oiitl'". ff t'io investigations which we
have beeu making and propose to continue
making fjr tl.c -..mI. uiul department's
exhibit at the World's fair. And such
suggt'Llio., uuj body cares to make
looking toward still further improve
tneuts v,e uii oc '"'1 to receive."
EFFECT OF TAKiFF ON PRICES.
An InvesiiuHlion nut Will Probably Il
luminate the Ouestion.
WAlllNiiT(.N, Aug. li Carroll D.
Wright, it -nip.:.5 r.'.nv.r of the department
of labor, is making nn important inquiry
in regard to the ellettsof the tariff on
prices. He expects to have his work far
enough advanc.-d to be able to report to
the nixt congress in the early part of the
session. The finance committee was in
structed just before the close of the last
congress to ascertain the effect of the lc
Kinley law on prices. The committee,
having no machinery with which to pros
ecute the work, engaged Mr. Wright be
cause of his well-known ability as a statis
tician and his reputation for accuracy and
Will lie a Non-I'artisan Keport.
The department has agents at work col
lecting information regarding prices and
wages on 231 selected articles which
usually enter into general use. The in
quiry extends from June, 1, 18, to Sept.
1, 1M. In securing these figures monthly
quotations have been obtaired from retail
dealers in lt;t different cities aud towns,
distributed iu all parts of the country so
that a fair average may be obtained.
Wholesale prices will be obtained from
six lending distributing centers. An ex
tensive inquiry will be made into the
wages paid for a long period of years,
which will be tnaue up from original
sources and official reports. It will be
thoroughly non-partisan, because nothing
has been done without the unanimous ap
proval of the sub-committee of the senate
finance committee Senators Aldrich. Alli
son. Hiscock, Harris and Carlisle."
AN OFFER FROM NEIDRINGHAUS.
Opportunity for Skilled American Work
ers In Tin l'late.
Washington-, Aug 12 In his letter to
Acting Secretary Nettleton, replying to
Secretary Foster's letter regarding the im
portation of tin plate workers. F. G.
Neidringhaus, of St. Louis, says: "That
(he manufacture of tin plates is a new in
dustry in the United States no one dis
putes. In order, however, to decide the
question whether skilled labor can be
found for the manufacture of tin plates in
this country, we have announced in the
papers ol the principal cities of the United
States, and herewith renew the offer that
we will employ any American tin plate
rollers who may. apply, and pay them 100
per cent advance per box over what is
paid for the same work in England. The
average duty on tin plates is claimed to be
about 70 per cent., and we are perfectly
willing ogive the workmen all of that
and add HO per cent, thereto."
ROMAN CATHOLIC CONCENTRATION.
Different Ovies Collecting Around the
1 nivVrsity at Washington.
Washington, Aug 12. The expectation
that the Rinnan Catholic university
would lecome a center around which
would tx located the various Roman Cath
olic orde-8, is gradually being realized.
The I'au ist Fathers occupy the old Mid
dieton house, within the boundary of the
university grounds, and the young men
who are being educated by the orner at
tend the univsrsity lectures. Within the
past few days negotiations have been
closed by the Marist Fathers for the pur
chase of the old Brooks place in Brook
land. It has been said that t he Domin
icans intend to establish a house in the vi
cinity of the university.
NfW Nary Yard Regulations.
Washington', Aug. 12. The navy de
part met t yesterday issued a circular,
signed by Secretary Tracy, governing
the employment of foremen, mechanics,
and laborers at navy yards. The new reg
ulations carry out the provisions of t'ue
revised f tatutes, which provide tlfcat labor
shall be employed with reference to skill
and etfu iency, without regard to other
considerations: they also prohibit dis
charge f r political reasons, and make it
unlawft.l to solicit money from laborers
for poli ical purposes, and give persons
honorably discharged from the army or
navy pn lerence for appointment, provid
ing they are capable of filling the posi
tions. The new regulations are to go into
efiect Si pt. 1.
No Remedy l in t War.
Washington, Aug. 12. Apropos of the
allegation that Nicoliui Pulita, a natural
ized citi.en of the United States, has been
impress al into the Italian military serv
ice, at ite department official says that if
iris1 trus there is no relief for Pulita. It
requires the sovereign's permission for
an Italian to expatriate himself, and tne
same is true of a Russian. If subjects of
those monarchies come to this country,
natural ze and then go back to their na
tive lanl they must take their chances, as
this government is powerless to help them
unless the question is made one of war,
aud the demand backed up by a fleet.
Chinese Exclusion and the Fair.
Wasi inc.ton, Aug. 12. Acting Secre
tary Nettleton has received n letter from
President Bryan, of the World's fair, ask
ing if Chinese citizens visitincthe World's
fair will be admitted to the United States.
China 1 as been invited to participate wi; n
other iiations, and the question ask(d
raises a delicate point. President I'.ryan
has been informed that the matter will re
ceive prompt attention.
Relieved His C on irm-e &14.9? Worth.
Washington, Aug. 12. A conscience
item of fH.S'T from Orange. N. J., has
beeu re eivel at the treasury department.
COMPARATIVE YIELDS OF WHEAT.
Interesting Experiment a Made by the
St. l.oris. Aug. 12. A series of very
interesting and important experiments iu
refcren -e to the yield of the different va
rieties of wheat has just been completed at
the agricultural experimental station of
this slate. Sixty-three different varieties
were planted, and the yields, which were
carefully compounded, give the early Oak
ley firs-place with a yield of 42.5 bushels
to the acre, while the Germau Etuieror
brought up the rear with twenty-two
Fults Frnnouneed the Rest.
The ( lakley, however, has bet?n found to
yield ell only under favorable conditions,
suffering greatly in hard winters. The
Fultz variety, the wheat most in use in
this state, was pronounced the best. Its
yield i? not so great as some other varie
ties, b:ing thirty-two bushels, hut it isn
inarkn !y hard and the straw is very stiff,
but 5 ;ier cent, being down, while with
the Oa.iley W per cent, was down.
The Kerurd at ISrtse Rail.
Cincu.o, Aug. 12. Following are the
scores at the national game made by
Ix-agu -clubs yesterday: At New York
New York, 2: Chicago. 0. At Boston
Pittsb irg, 5; Boston, 12 At Brooklyn
Brooklyn, s; Cincinnati, , At Philadel
phia Philadelphia. 8; Cleveland. 1.
Assofiatio": At Columbus Columbus,
2; Athletic, 5. At Ciminn.i'i Cincinnati,
3; Bos-on, M. At Louisville Louisville,
8; Baltimore. 2. At St. Louis St. Louis,
t; War hingtou, 4.
Wes ern: At Kansas City Lincoln, 4:
Kansas City, 7. At Milwaukee Sioux
City, : ; Milwaukee, i. At Omaha Den
ver. 1.1; Omaha, 18.
Illin )is-Iowa: At Ottawa Ottawa, 11;
Rockfi'rd. G. At Joiiet Joliet, 6; Ottum
Ieath on the Rare Course.
Glcktestek. X. J., Aug. 12 In the
sixth 1 ace here yesterday, fourteen horses
took part, and iu making a turn of the
back stretch the horses became bunched
and c irue together with a crash. When
the clt ud of dust had subsided, the horses
Alfred B. and Davis were down and Lddie
Carr and George Bushnell, the jockeys
who rode them, were lyiug prostrate
alongside of their fallen steeds. Carr was
badly wounded and had his collar bone
broken. Bushnell was insensible, but had
no bf nes broken. At e:20 last night he
was nuldeuly taken worse and died after
a few minutes.
llenial from IHin's Agency.
Chicago, Aug. 12. Dun's commercial
agency denies the story that tieir. agency
had given good reports on the "Xational
Capiti.l Savings, Loan, and Building asso
ciation" Oh the contrary, they say that
as soo l as the real character of the con
cern was discovered all inquirers were
warned to have nothing to do with it. It
is clai ned by the attorneys for the victim
ized stockholders that the estimates of the
amount fraudulently obtained mode by
the postoffice authorities is entirely too
high; that there is ouly $42,000 to be ac
counts for, and that Mortimer got away
with but t-3.000.
Frank Fierce Admitted to Rail.
Des Moines, Aug. 12. Judge Balliett
yesterday sustained the motion to liberate
Frank Pierce on bail. Pierce is in jail on
the ctarge of murder committed June 30.
His buil is fixed by the ruling of the court
at 120 000 aud his friends will muke an ef
fort to raise that amount.
F truck and Killed by Lightning.
LA Salle, Ills., Aug. 12. While at a
picnic near Tonica Gustave Breuning, of
Peru, was struck by lightning and died
within half an hour from the effects Two
other standing beside him at the time
were injured, but not fatally.
LOWELL IS DEAD.
Decease of the Eminent Poet
BEILLIANT LITERARY LIFE ENDED.
The Ansel of Rest Cornea in the Early
Morning-A Lilt of the Works That
Have Made Him Famous The Re
markable "Bigelow Fapers" A Promi
nent Aholitiouist and Outspoken Advo
cate of Civil Service Reform Diplo
Cambridge. Mass., Aug. 12. James
Russell Lowell, the great American poet
and diplomat, died at 2:10 o'clock this
morning, lie was born in this city Feb.
22, 1S19, graduated at Harvard college in
in 1S38, and studied law, but soon aban
doned law for lit
leaving college he
published a class
poem. A volume
poems entitled "A
Year's Life," ap
peared in 1SU; a
new collection con
tinuing a ''legend
of Brittanv, ' Pro
metheus, r and oth-
ii r. iom. ers, in 1M4; -conversations
on Some of the Old Poets," con
taining a series of well studied criticisms,
both in prose and verse, giving indications
of Mr. Lowell's interest in the various po
litical and philanthropic questions of the
day, aud of his attachment' to those prin
ciples of which he has since been the cham
pion, came out in 1S45.
Ilia Mot Remarkable Work.
A third collection of poems and "The
Vision of Sir Launfal," founded on a le
gend of the search for the San Graal, ap
peared iu 1S4S; "A Fable for Critics," in
which he satirically passes in review the
literati of the United States, and his most
remarkable work, "The Bigelow Papers."
a collection of humorous poems on polit
ical subjects, written by"Hosea Bigelow'"
iu the Yankee dialect, in si
uFireside Travels," including graphic
pajrs on Cambridge in old times, and the
second series of the "Bigelow Papers" tp
peared in lsV4. In in Mr. Lowell pub
lished -ruder the Willows aud Oiher
Poems." and near the close of the same
year "The Cathedral," an epic poem; in
IsTO a collected volume of essays entitled
"Among My Books," and in" "My
Honored by the Colleges.
"Three Memorial P.iems ' appeared in
1S7(. In IsVi he succeeded Longfellow as
professor of modern languages and belles
lettres in Harvard college. The degree of
D. C. L. was conferred upon him iu 1ST3
by the English university of Oxford, and
that of LL D. by Cambridge in lsT4.
The latter degree he received also
from St. Andrew's E-liuburgh. Harvard,
and Bologna. From 1S.17 to lSt'.2 he was
editor of The Atlantic Monthly, aud he
had previously been connected with The
Pioneer, a magazine of high character;
The Anti-Slavery Standard. Putnam's
Monthly, and from 1HU to 1S0C was editor
of The North American Review. He had
also been a lecturer before the Lowell in
stitute, in Boston, on the British poets.
His IHplomatie Career.
Toward the close of 174 Mr. Lowell
was offered the post of minister to Russia,
which he declined, but in 1S77 accepted
that of minister to Spain, from which he
was transferred iu lsso to that of minister
to Great Britain. On the chanire of ad
ministration iu lss5 he resicned this posi
tion and returned to the United States.
The speeches which he delivered in
England were republished in 1S7 under
U.e title of "Democracy and Other Ad
dresses." Though a life-long Republican,
Mr. Lowell supported the candidacy of
Mr. Cleveland for re-election to the presi
dency in 1. During the slavery agiiu
tiou prior to the civil wai he was a
prominent advocate for its abolition,
and had been equally outspoken in
more receu", years in urging the
refoi ni of the civil service. In the winter
of ls7 Mr. Lowell read a paper before the
Union Lt.-iir.ie club of Chicago, on the au
thorship of 'Richard HI " Since his re
turn to private life Mr. Lowell had been
with his (.nly child, the w ife of Edward
Burnett, at Sauthboro, Mass.
Costly I'lre in Hides and Wool.
Chicago, Aug 12. Fire totally con
sumed the hide aud wool warehouses of
George Olierne & Co. and II. M. Hosick &
Co. this morning, entailing a loss of
t2K).( to i2-M',iM). The burned ware
houses are at the southwest corner of
LaSalle aveuue aud Michigan street, that
of Hosick : Co. to the east, and are num
from 110 to 120 in the latter street.
That Alleged Trouble at WiniUor.
Montreal, Que., Aug. 12. The Gazette
officially denies the report from Detroit
that the Canadian minister of militia
ordered the removal of certain decorations
at Windsor put up in honor of the Grand
Army. The Gazette says that the minister
has no such power, aud, if he had, there
would be no desire to exercise it in such a
Minneapolis Will Finish the Season.
Minneapolis, Aug. 12. The Minneap
olis club will finish the season beyond a
doubt. A deal was effected yesterday
whereby a local syndicate, with Sam Mor
ton as manager, bought out Hach and
Griffiu and assumed immediate control.
The price for everything was $.-,000. The
club left f jr Dulutb last night.
Offered SSiSO.OOO for a Race Track.
Saratoga, Aug. 12. O. Walbaum, rep
resenting the Hudson County Jockey club,
of Gutteuburg, X. J., yesterday made an
offer of r250,000 to Albet r Spencer, the
proprietor of the Saratoga race track, for
its purchase. The offer is under consider
ation, and will probably be accepted.
The Kaiser's Knee Badly Bart.
Beklin, Aug. 12 It is stated that the
kaiser ruptured the muscles of his knee
joint and misplaced his knee cap when he
fell on the deck of the Hohenzollern, and
he is obliged to abstain from movement
until the wound heals. Specialists were
telegraphed for on his arrival at Kiel.
A Race for SS.OOO Won.
Morris Park, Aug. 12. The Junior
Champion stake, worth somewhere in the
neighborhood of (25,000 to the owner of
the winner, was won yesterday by Sir
Matthew. Te distance 06 &saiile and
the time 1:133. Dagonet -wa second and
Bash ford third.
We've heard of a woman
who said she'd walk' five miles
to get a bottle of Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription if she
couldn't get it without. That
woman had tried it. And it's
a medicine which makes itself
felt in toning up the system
and correcting irregularities aa
soon as its use is begun.
Go to your drug store, pay
a dollar, get a bottle and try
it try a second, a third if
necessary. Before the third
one's been taken you'll know
that there's a remedy to help
you. Then you'll keep on
and a cure '11 come.
But if you shouldn't feel the
help, should be disappointed
in the results you'll find a
guarantee printed on the bottle-wrapper
that'll get your
money back for you.
How many women are there
who'd rather have the money
than health ? And " Favorite
Prescription" produces health.
Wonder is that there's a
woman willing to suffer when
there's a guaranteed remedy
in the nearest drug store-
Dr. Pierce's Pellets regulate
the Stomach, Liver and Bow
els. Mild and effective.
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