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ARCADIA, THE BEAUTIFUL LAND.
Bayou Nc Pique, Acadia, La., cor respondence: In Southern Louisiana you may sit under an "umbrella tree," look at green roses and cat white' blackberries. You may watch tho chameleon turn Bcarlot, blue, green, brown or gray, or hoar the mocking bird pour forth its wild melody from tho roof of a veranda, or see a flight of whlto cranca descend, llko great snow flakes, on a distant riccfleld. This subtropical land, with Its trees ghostly with Spanish moss, its bayous ablaze with scarlet leafage, out of whoso fire of color leaps tho Louisiana red bird; Its pale green prairies, its intense sunlight, orango sunsets, swift twilight and brilliant moonlight, is weird and enchanting. It looks as If it had been borrowed from n fairy book and did nnt belong to geogrnphy at all. It is midwinter, yet tho door yards of Acadia, St. Landry nnd Calcasieu par ishes, aro abloom with roses. Christ mas trees of live oak or holly or mls tletono, still bright In tho llttlo farm houses, were dressed on Christmas day with tho fresh flowers gathered out of doors. Tho umbrella tree is common. Ev cry fanner has half a dozen to lend. It Is easy to borrow tho use of ono on a rainy day, and as it la chained to tho ground by its roots no one over 'forgets to roturn It. Its branches radi ate from tho trunk llko umbrella stays. Its foliage forms a waterproof cover ing llko an umbrella top. Its trunk Is tho handle. It will keep on entirely dry in a subtropical storm. In sum mer It affords a perfect shado from tho sun. A tramp onco explained his wan derings through Louisiana by saying that ho was a traveling tinkor, mend ing umbrella trees. Tho green rose, tho c.ily ono I have over seen, is not as largo as the red rose, nor does It display Its petala as fully, but It is distinctly a rose. If some northern floriculturist would de velop thl3 greon roso further It might becomo a prlzod nnd unique bloom in tho beautiful sisterhood of flowers. Boutonnlers nnd bouquets of green roses might become u feature of St. Patrick's day ln Now York. White blackberries aro much esteem ed ln Acadia and Calcasieu, becauso thoy aro superior In flavor to tho black kind. Some regard them as a conces sion of nature to tho color prejudice. They differ from tho black blackborries mainly ln comploxlon. In Louisiana la what popularly Is known as tho "dishcloth plant." It produces a green pod, which yields, when opened, a largo pleco of cellular vegetable tissue, often used In kitchens as a "dishcloth." Tho native horses and cattlo in this part of tho state formerly lived on sweet potatoes, grass and hay. When northern farmers came here to settlo thoy found that tho Creole ponlo3 would not eat corn or oats. Doth re mained untouched in their feed boxes. In some cases tho nutlvo horses had to bo starved for days boforo they would touch cither. A northern farmer throw an enr of corn among a hord of wild cattle. They came up to It, looked at It. sniffed It, : -.w7.: , A AN AFRICAN QUEEN AT HOME. Thi accompanying illusl ration Is from a photograph of the queen of Swaziland, nnd shows hor majesty sit- ting In front of tho sarnboti, or royal ltrn.nl. with a roval nr nciten nf thn Swazls on either hand. This roynl kraal Is noar Bromcrsdorp, and It Is Interesting to know that this Is tho first photograph ever taktn of tho queen, who is known to her people un- and walked away again. Not a etocr would eat It. Tho colonists from tho north Inferred thit to the horses and cattlo of these parishes corn and oats wore an acquirer! taste. Tho bread fruft of Louisiana Is tho sweet potato. It will grow anywhere In any kind of soil. Tho varieties of sweet potatoes aro almost innumer able. Thoy yield from 200 to BOO bush els to the acre, and usually sell for fifty cents a barrel or twenty cents a bushel, though in seasons of scarcity they aro thirty and even forty cent3 a bushel. They are the dally food of the .farmers, and aro fed to horses, cattle, swino and poultry. The Louisiana sweet potatoes are wholesome, but lack tho flno flavor of those raised In Vlr glnln. Irish potatoes aro regarded hero as a luxury, and tho people have them on Sundnys and holidays. It is supposed generally In tho north that Louisiana is a swamp country, n network of morass and bayou, and that Micro Is llttlo ground ln its limits that is firm beneath one's feet. This is a mistake. North of tho Red river, ln tho north western part of the state, lies tho fa mous hill country of Louisiana. Herri tho land Is uphoaved In Innumerable) llttlo mountains, which rise sixty or seventy feet abovo tho surrounding landscape. Tho highest peak in tho state Is in this wild district, and It towers 150 feet abovo the gulf of Mex ico. Tho hill country might make the mountaineers of tho Alps or the Andes smile, but It Is as seriouB a fact In this stato as aro tho Highlands ln Scotland or tho Catsklll mountains in New York. This mountainous country is tho lum ber belt. It Is full of sawmills, and turns out vast quantities of handsome yellow pine lumber for the nothern markot. In tho southwestern part of tho state lies the Acadian country. It is n land of beautiful prairies and of magnificent yellow pine forests, that in tho dis tance look blue. This Is tho upland of Louisiana, tho foothills of tho lit tle Switzerland to the north. It is tho rice bolt and cattlo country of the stato. In Acadia tho prairies aro small, be ing ten or twelve miles long nnd live or six miles wldo. Thoy aro girded round by yellow pine forests, through which run bayoun. It Is a fertile par- dor the name of Uhmlagovas, SwasI- land, by tho way, Is one of tho most prosperous of ttte British dependencies n Africa, for, unllko tholr cousins, tho ". incici iuiiuwihk an rlcultural and pastoral pursuits. They aro u hospitable and democratic peo ple, the women working In tho fields along with the men, and both living on the fruits of tholr industry when they have passed middle life. lsh, but not as pretty to the cyo ns Calcasieu. The Calcasieu pralrlo Is the largest In the state about fifty mllos long and from flvo to forty miles v;ldo. The parish Itself, which Is also tho largest ln tho commonwealth, com prises 4,000 Bqunro miles, and la about two-thirds tho size of Connecticut. Hero the land Is firm nnd solid. In digging wells tho farmers havo to go deeper to find water than they do in Wisconsin. Tho land, which is now flfty or sixty feet above tho gulf of Mexico, was onco Its bod, and contains n great deal of sand. Tho roads aro sometimes dry within twelve hours after a semi-tropical rain. Thoro is so little mud, except In proximity to rlco marshes, that onn may rldo n blcyclo along n highway covered with water. This Is tho upland, and yet it is tho rice country. Tho explanation la sim ple. From a foot to two feet under tho soil lies a bed of clay which Is impervi ous to water. Whorovcr land lies In n shallow saucer shnpe, so that Its edges aro slightly higher than its in terior, the falling rain will All It to' tho rim and form a marsh, becauso tho water cannot percolate through the un derlying bed of clay and escape. In Louisiana you often will And the low grounds hard and dry nnd marches on HARVESTIHG RICE tho ridges. This paradox puzzlod tho northern soldiers who woro on Banks' Red river expedition. They wero ln n country ln which thoy were likely to get lost. The alluvial land which lies In tho Mississippi bottom seems to bo planta tions part of the tlmo and part of tho timo Mississippi rlvor. Swamps aro not unknown there. "Wo uro having a Louisiana bliz zard," said a northern settler In Cal casieu parish. "Tho thermometer has fallen to 70 degrees abovo zero." The children ln tho country go to school barefoot all winter. In u country school house, on a sharp mid winter day, there was only ono child who woro shoes. All tho children had shoes at homo, but they did not care to wear them. Tho well-to-do French farm or, with land by tho leaguo and cattlo by tho hundreds, with money hurled In the ground or hidden In hollow trees or dcposltod In tho bank, goes barefoot tho year round, except when ho visits tho parish town. Ills winter dress Is n straw hat, a calico shirt and a pair of bluo cotton trousers. Ho goes with out collar, cravat nnd shoes. His foot aro as Inscnslblo to cold ns aro tho hands of a northern man who novor wears gloves. It is a common sight In Acadia, on a wlnter'B day, to sco a man from tho north, In a heavy ulster, talk ing to a barofootod French farmor ln his shirtsleeves. Probably tho school children hero nover saw a sled or a pair of skates, but it does get colder than 70 degrcos abovo zero, for sometimes thoro Is snow on tho ground and Ico strong enough to hold up tho small chlldron who slide on It. Though tho January sun Is somo tlmcs eo uncomfortably warm as to make ono movo out of its rays, yet tho air, owing to Its high humidity, Is often chill, and men accustomed to tho sharp winters of tho north And it uncomfort able to wear heavy overcoats ln Louis iana all winter. To leave your winter clothes behind when you como couth is n mistake. You will need them. STAGE KISSES ARE GENUINE. AnU Tlior lluvo to lie ttunirleiitly forvlil, Too. Thoy must havo un Impulslvo man ner. Thoy must look fiufllclontly fer vid, says tho Ladle&' Homo Journal, It Is a curloua Bight that of two players who aro to express the ardent lovo which Shakespeare hns written for hln "Romeo and Juliet," but who nt ro hcarsals, in modern clothes and no ac cessories of glamour, prnctlco a kiss as mechanically nnd unfeelingly as though It woro aB St U then utterly devoid of sentiment. Thcro muii i no hesitation nor clumsiness. Homeo is not pormltted to decide whothor to throw both arms around his swoot hcart or only one, or which. Nor may Juliet bo shy or forward, yielding or resisting, as sho chooses. Tho director wilt place their arms for them If thoy do not themselves mnke n plcturesquo exhibit of tenderness. And tho kiss? Shnll It bo delivered by tho wooer on tho Hps of tho won, or on brow or chcok? That question Is considered and settled. Aro kisses on tho stago genuine? Well, not nt rehearsals, ex cept, maybe, once or twice, in order to show tho effect fully. An actress would icsent a real klsa nt a rehearsal except when ncccssnry. For tho satisfaction of natural curiosity on that point it may bo told right hero that most of tho kisses ln tho public performances of plnyB are actual kisses. THE CHINESE NEW YEAR. No Dligraro Ho Urcnt n uti Unpaid llflil on New Wnr'i Day. The Now Year's festival of tho Chinese, said to bo tho most complete holldny season kept by any nation on earth, Is celebrated wherever a single Chinaman Is found, whether In Pckln or New York. It Ik a movnblo festival, falling upon nny date between Jan 21 and Fob. 10. Preparations for tho great holiday season begin weeks before hand. Tho accumulated dirt of many months dlsappearn as if by magic. ICven the Chlnnmnn himself passes through tho cleaning process, washing his clothes and bathing his person tho lattor being n grcU event ln tho lives of n few, slncn it occurs but onco a year. Buildings of every description nro elaborately decorated. Flowers arn In great domnnd, tho favorite being tho Chinese narcissus. Tho prospect of happiness for the year Ib believed to bo" ln proportion to tho number of flower-stalks produced from a slnglo bulb. During tho closing days of the old year Chinese streets present a busy nnd animated scene. Shops aro iK 50U7H WEVOT L0UI51AHV thronged with customers eagerly lay ing in largo quantities of food, cloth ing and Now Year's gifts. Debtors and creditors nro scon hurrying to nnd fro, endeavoring to settlo tholr accounts, for according to a most commcndablo custom nil debts must bo paid or Bot tled ln Bomo satisfactory manner bo foro tho Now Year dawns. To meet these liabilities shopkeepers offer their goods nt unhenrd-of prices, and fami lies frequently part with odd bits of bric-a-brac, curious rollcs and valuable ornaments for a sum pitifully small. No disgrace Is equal to being found on Now Year's morning with an unpaid debt. On the other hnnd, tho creditor who falls to collect his debts at this tlmV may not press thorn again for many months. Ho thoicforo pursues IiIh creditor far Into tho night, contin uing his search into tho New Yenr's day, If necessary. This he may do If ho carries u lighted lantern to Indi cate that ho Is still engnged In Inst night's bushier nnd has not discov ered that tho day has dnwned! Wom en's Homo Compnnlon. WIFE OF GEN, BULLER. Tho accompanying picture Is from tho latest photograph of Lady Audrey Duller, tho talented and grnclous wlfo of tho English general who has boon lighting tho Boera In South Africa. Lafy Bullor is no longer a young wom an, for sho hns a daughter who JiaH Just mndo her debut Into tho London social world. Sho bus, nevertheless, shown horsolf ono of tho most onor gotlc of tho many EnfjMsh noblowomon who havo been Interesting thomselvo In nllovlatlng tho sufferlnpH of tho English sick and wounded at tho Capo. Owing to tho recont sovorlty of tho fighting thoro seems plenty of oppor tunity ahead for all such rollot work. Good meat una rruuiBh brown color and contains no clits of blood. STATE MONEY COLLECTIONS. All Comity Trcss.tror Ifiivo Now Iloport rl to tho State Auditor, All the county treasurers of Nc Oraskn have reported to tho stato aud itor concerning the amount of stato money collected ns tnxes nnd turned Into the treasury during tho year 18D9. Douglas county licuds the list, being credited with depositing $164,994.37 with the stnto treasurer. The Indi vidual reports show how the money was apportioned nnd from what sources it was dcrlvod. For compiling these reports the county treasurer of Douglas county wna allowed a feo of $2,881.32, the treasurer of Lancaster received $1,805.32 and tho troasuror of Hooker county for tho snmo work wns paid $17.42. The treasurers of other counties received similar fee in pro portion to tho amount turned Into tho treasury. Tho following 'summary shows the amount paid by each coun ty: Adams ,., j s3.wj.iii Antelopo 22,375.05 Manner s.tvj.tti Wulnn 1.5U7.32 lloono 19,008.62 Hox Unite , S.923.50 ''yd 9iSdi.no f"vn MUX. HulTnlo 31.3T0.t6 Hurt ;, mM Hutlcr ). .IS.ns.riS Cass 37.7S5.OI Cedar 36.fin.T3 Chaso 6.51S.K9 berry .s.273.Kt Choycnno 11.755.00 Clay 37.HW.0i Colfax , 25,99S(49 cuming 25,i3:Uh; Custer 25.KI2.55 Dakota , 1.1,052.51 Dawes , n.ni;.i nawHon lT.Tii.ixi I'emd i 7,547.45 Dlxo! 188.8.131.52 IJoUlTO , 2rt.345.9t Douglas ....'A ii,oti..it IJlUI'Iy I.32K.13 Fillmore 26.51S.5T Krnnkllii 13,103.77 Furnas JP.02t1.nT On go 41.939.5S (larllold lf.riSS.7T Gosper , 10.B9T.I9 Oram 2.OS4.90 Greeley 12.048.2S linii 2T.9in.sr. Hamilton , 2l.2Mi.7S Harlan , i5.MH.rci Hayes , , 5.(117.19 Hitchcock 7.962.M. Holt 19,732.55 Honker 5X1.06 Howard 16,170.33 Jonorson ., 115.104. 63 Johnson 19.122.7S Kearney 19.7H.52 Keith ' 7.720.60 K'nya Paha 5,140.41 Klmhall 4,757.62 Knox 45,107.59 Lam-ssler 112,710.15 Lincoln T 184.108.40.206 Logan l.lSX.M) Loup ,, 2.56.X.30 Madison 3ll.6S2.K2 Mol'hilsou I.1T1.KT Merrick 2(1.71X27 Nance , N.S20.2O Nemuhii 23,1).ll Nuckolls 20.M2.93 Otoe -10,403.91 Pawnee ', 26.59S.51 Perkins l.ll;t.2!i Philips 16,1.15.34 Plorco , 23.12S.3.S 1'latto , 29,462.03 Polk 21.952.57 Hod Willow 16.39T.56 lllolmilson , 23,400.37 Mock ; 6,990.00 Hallm 3H,7li.57 Harpy 15.71U9 Saunders 32,506.56 Bcotts limn' 3.6i9.:ii Howard 2S.85M.02 Hherltlan 12.077.90 Hherman 1 9.99T.02 Hloux 6.ST6.29 Htanton 19.629.91 Thayer 26,527.10 'inoinaH i,25Z.:m ThlllHtoii 2.4KS.22 Valley 11,975.86 WaHhliurton 1S.:!M.!S Wayno ax,4r,.m Welmti-r 2I.549.T1 Wheeler 3,;llW.23 York 31,491.09 Total l,SfiS,S!l.7i Htnti) Ciipltul Note. Thoro Is ti constant demand from tho government for trained civil engineers from tho State university. This de lii nnd has been so grent that sovoral undergraduate students havo loft tho university to accept positions in tho Hold. Fred II. Hyon left recently for Havana, Cuba, to 1111 u position In tin government corps of englners. Sov oral other studcutH loft last wcok for tho Phlltpplno lBlnnds. Prof. Harbour of tho Stnto university has ln his possession u letter written by King Charles 1 of England In 1644. Tho letter belongs to James Mitchell of Wilbur nnd Is considered a very valuable relic. Thu paper bears tho water-mnrks of tho roynl papor makers nnd Is of oxcollent quality and almost natural In color. Tho handwriting Is bold nnd almost nu legible as printed matter. Librarian llari ett of tho Stnte Historical society Is making an effort, to securn thu letter us a loan for tho museum. l'mpiirn for Holtllnr'M lloily. l'LATTSMOUTH, Neb., Fob. 1. Drs. T. 1. and .1. S. Livingston havo re cdlved a telegram from Qunrtermaster Long of Snn Francisco stating that tho body of tholr brother, H. Ouy LIvlngB ton, had been forwarded from there by express. Upon tho arrival of the body hero It will at onco bo taken to tho homo of his mother, Mrs. Robert It. Livingston. Ilov. H. 1). Hurgc3S will conduct tho funeral services In St. Luko'H Uplscopul church. (Juy Livingston was a moniDer of Company iM, First Nebraska, and whllo with the Thurston Hllles ungngod ln battlo at Manila was shot In tho hend nnd died. 1'ever Clour NchooN, NOItTH MONO, Nob., Fob. 1C The Hoard of Health hns ordered tho fchoohi, churches and nil other platen of public assemblage closod on account of tho scarlet fovcr. Thcro havo boon ubout twenty ciisoh. Most of tho castm aro mild, but thu board wishes to stamp out nil traces of Infection, Pitm I'opo IhulH 1 1 In l.lfc. FltHMONT, Nob,, Fob. Hi Bum I'opo committed milcldo nt his father's homo at Lewis, Ia by Bending ii 44.cullbor bullet through his brain. Pope was well known In Fremont, having been ono of tho central tlgurea In a shooting scrape on August 8, last, growing out of trouble with his gurab ling partner, ISdwurd Joronio. On that tlato Jerdme Invited him to nn up stairs room and without warning shot him six times. PRICES OF STOCK INCREASE. liiiliuneonicnt or Vnlutt of Llro Stock h MiimlrnU or Million. SOUTH OMAHA LIVIO STOCK. SOUTH OMAHA, Feb. 15. C ATT LG Only n few fewlers nnd stock cattl worn In tho yards, In ilrnt hniulM, ns compurml with the totnl receipts, There wor enotiRh, however, conxldejltis; the condi tion of tho market. Speculator had oult.i h Rood many cattle on hand. Still then was a fair buying demand and ttn inont of the olTcrlnRs changed hand In good scamm. Heef Htecrs. W.75fJ5.10; cows. 12.24 fl.25; cows and heifers, M.Wit.OO; hctfors, U131M.75; hulls, $3,1013.90; Texas steor. H.73ff4.00; steors and hnlfers. Jl.SOtffS.W; en Ives. 5.50iiT.2.'i: stags and heifers, Vl.au 4.25; stags and hulls, J3.85flf4.00; stockers and feeders, I2.90!f 4.30. HOC1S The general market could ho best described as 2Ho higher. Tho hogs sold very largely at J4.S0, II.82V& hnd J4.W., as against II.7T. $4.M nnd 1.J2 yester day. A few right choice, heavy hogs sold at JI.90. the top, as against $1.85, tno top yesterday, 8IIKKP Quotations: Good to cholco fed yearlings. r,.tm-",i fair to good year lings. $5.35'il5.r.O; good to cholco welhers. 5.2..1ffl.l0; fair to good wothors, $4.75fiT5.00: good to eholco fed ewes. $1.054.75; good to choice fed native lambs, $6.90lf7.lM; irood tn choleo WHtern lambs, )6.7&0f7.(; fair to good fed western lambs, $.NW8.Ki. iffiitrrf wctners, it.2T4f4.75, feeder year lings. t5.OOtf5.60; good to cholco feeder lambs, Jt.751i5.7.. Tho markPt closed weak to loc lower on lambs, nnd tho pens wero not cleared until after midday, as sellers wero very backward about making any concessions. CMHCAOO LIVK STOCK MA UK ITT. CHICAGO, Feb. 15.-CATTl,U-Kalrly ncilvu and generally stonily, Including lexans, butchers' stock and canuors; calves, lowor; top. 7.R0; Blockers and feeders, about steady; good to cholco, $...101irt.fl0; poor to medium, $4.00i'4.N5: mix ed slockers, I3.23ff3.80. HOtlH AVi'rago n shade higher, top, f.i.05; fair clearnnco; mixed add butchers, IU0H5.05; good to cholco heavy, 11.051 5.05: rough heavy, JI.WH.IH): light. JUTBl 4.97H; bulk of sales; UHr5.W. 8IIHHP AND liAMHH-Strong; lilmlls. 10o lower; closing weak! natlvo wothors, I.Mi....5; lambs, J5.0Mi7.30; westorn weth ers, Jl.65ff5.50; western lambs, $8.00ti7,20. KANSAS CITY MAUKKT. KANSAS CITY. Fob. 1.WATTLK Market shado hotter for best grades and other nctlvo nnd steady; heavy natlvn steers, J4.759f5.40; lightweights. J1.4(M5.); stockcra ami feeders, J2.2.V!5.00; butchers' cows and heifers, J3.00TM.60, HOUH -Packing grades active nnd a. ahado higher; butcher weights, 5c higher. lY'7:.UM, fc"Ni mlxed, ji.70Jh.83; fight. JI.50fl4.8O; pigs. JI.10fM.50. HJIKHP AD LAMllU-Markpt sstendy to 10c higher; supply or killers short of demand! lambs, j6.40f(0.R5: yearlings, J3.J-. 5.4(): muttons, Jl.751i5.25: stockers and feeders, JX50Jf3.50; culls. J3.00(?f3.60. NKW YORK PUODUCH. NK WYOltK. Fob. 15.-VHKAT-l)u!l: yot, strom; No. 2 red, 77Vio;. elevator; No. 2 red. 7Dl4c, f. o. b. alloat. In stow; No. 1 northern, Duliith. 81 Vic r. o. h. alloat prompt; No. 1 hard, Uuluth, S3ic f. o. b, atloat "prompt. COHN-Closcd steady at o net nd viince; May. 40H(tf40!4o; closed at lOc, July, 41 Il-Wmiio; closed nt 41Vic. OATS-Huot. Ilrm; No, 2. 29c; No. 3, if ?0i Xn' -HHc No. 3 white, u Vie; track, mixed western, MitSOHc. trsoif. whllo, 3l',yrir.c. Options, dull but steady. CHICAGO PUODUCK M AUK 1ST. cuiCAgo. Kob. is.-wiii:at-No. s spring, tiifiiwej No. 2 red. 70Hf(7lo, "N-No. IX 3V.ic; No. 2 yellow. :uujC. W?A lSN.0' ?: z;1'r: N" 2 whlto, 23,vii llitvo; No. 3 while. SSliUStHip. UYH-No. 2. 55V4C. MAItl.HY-No. 2, 3Kfn.1c, t,J15.KUli?-1'',,1,,XMer,,l No- 1 "d northwest. Jl.fO! prlmo timothy, $2.5214. '''WVIBIONS-Moss pork, per bbl., J9.H.-, j 10.90. . per, 100 )!.. ' $3.82V;iJ ii.02. Short ribs sides (loeso), $5.93lf0.15. Dry salted shoulders (boxed). JLIE-tfiCaT. Short clear sides (boxed), $0.lOiiG.15. John Hydo, tho ntntlstlclan of tho Department of Agriculture, has cbm. plotcd his nnnunl estlmuto of tho num ber nnd valuo of llvo stock on farms. Iteturns from moro thnn fiO.OOO corre spondonts show thnt on January l thoro woro on tho farms of tho Unltod States 1 3,537,024 horsos, 2,080,027 mules, 10,202,31)0 milch cows, 27,010,054 other cattlo, nnd 41.883,005 shcop. This is ii decreaso of 127.083 In tho numbor of horses, of 48,180 in that of muloH and of 384,171 In that of cattlo other than milch cows. On tho other hnnd, It. Ib an lncrcnso of 232,245 In tho numbor of milch cows nnd of 2,708,102 in that of Bhoop. Tho dopnrtmont has made no ostl mato of tho numbor of Bwino, but will nwnlt tho onumerntion to bo mndo by tho United States census in Juno. Thoro has been nn Increase In valuo during tho yeur averaging $7.21 por head In tho caso of horses, $6.80 por bond In thnt of mules, $1.94 per head In that of milch cows, $2.18 por head ln that of other cuttlo .and 18 conts por head In thuV of Bhoop. This repre sents it total lncronso In valuo during the yenr of nearly $210,000,000, exclu sive of u manlfustly considerable, but not definitely ascertained, lncronso iu tho vnluo of tho farm animals of tho United States during tho last three jenrH, exceeding $570,000,000. righting tb IMugiiKsit llonoluln. Consul General Haywood at Hono lulu has sent tho Btato department a very Interesting dlBpntch on tho meth odH adopted ln that city -to Btamp out tho bubonic plngua.t Ho nays: "Tho city him boon divided Into forty dis tricts, nnd proBidod over by nn inspec tor, who Ik responsible to tho central committee for tho hcnlth uhd perfect mini tury condition of ovory house in his dliitrlct. llo divides his district In to HiibdlstrlctH so email that tho In hnbltnnts can bo Inspected by ono man In an hour. Itrjiui Talks at Italolgli, V. .J. Hryan, accompanied by n com mittee of Unlolgh cltlzons, urrlvod from Richmond. Short stops woro mndo ut Wnrron Plains, hondorson and Wuko l'orost, wuoro Mr. Bryan npoko briefly to largo crowds. On his arrival Mr. Hryan was mot by :i lnrgo crowds. On his urrlvnl In Ilalolgh Mr. Hryan vus met by n largo crowd. Ho witB Immediately dr.voii to a largo tout, whoro ho spoke for nn hour nud n half, Hoareli for it (JoiiiiuUilonrr. Thn only subject of discussion nt tho cabinet mooting Tucsdny waB that of inn personnel of tho Pmllpplno com mission. It was etnted that tho nresi- uoiii is in search of a Bontlmtn m no n mcmbor of tho commission uiiii. up 10 huh timo ho has i ciueu to whom tho place will appoint Honator Lindsay, mill, no would no of trrnnt MUKIIU Ullll 1L Mill probablo that hu will ui iu iiroeni in con