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VOLUME X._HUNTSVILLE. ALA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1889. NUMBER 51. EvivTN'o Mii.AN of Srrvia intends to remain a factor in Servian politics, and ■n.l contest the vacant seat for Belgrade in the Skuptschina. Tin' Nicaraguan Government is con ..... gating the founding of a city, to bo \in riea. at the Atlantic terminus 0f the Niea-aguan canal. With the approach of winter we may rewmsblv expect to learn of the sup i , , mingof the casualties by the al ... daily railroad wrecks by the rav i i v car sto\ o. •jijr n,.v.- band Commissioner gives • ... that he will not permit settlers . , robbed of homestead rights on t. irbal gr inds. Where good faith is o own. a strict compliance with the ( . ... i..t-, r "f formalities will not be insisted upon Entoutinu pig iron to England is j -ending coals to Newcastle, yet the , j.,,,, i,as boon contracted for. Penn ' wwni.i is to furnish it, and it is to be nL erj.b Only 1.000 tons bargained for. but this small con -iltr.:;.• at will do as a starter. S' ytiment does not and should not enter into the trade question between •he Americas. In order to beat Europe the South American market the Pnited States will be competed to offer 1 vantages to the South Americans w: tch Europe can not furnish. A - shown by a pamphlet written thirty vi.. rs ago by Stephen A. Douglass, and published recently by one of his rola tives. the distinguished Illinoisan, in the closing portion of his life, favored a scheme similar in some respects to that v.liich the Congress of the three Ameri cas is about to discuss. The ambition of American girls to marry titled foreigners is one of our Na ional reproaches, as well as a slur upon modern civilization. There can be no decent excuse urged in behalf of those who thus degrade matrimony and sacri fice the best instincts of their sex to an inordinate and disgusting vanity. A convention of ••reformers” has been called to meet in Chicago Novem ber 13 and 14 to arrange for united ac tion in future political contests. rl be subjects to be considered are: Prohibi tion of the liquor traffic, finance reform, restriction of pauper and criminal im migration. arbitration of labor disputes and national disputes, reform in civil •service, non-sectarian schools, purity ami secrecy of the ballot and other lH ' ded reforms. fin: Majesty the Queen of England I;a- ust, granted a charter to a company composed of the Duke of Fife, her grand-son-in-law. and other titled per sons which is to all intents and purposes a replica of tie- famous East India Com pany's charter, to govern and control that region of South Africa lying to thd north of Hriti-h llecuhanaland and to tic north and west of'the South African r< - colic and to the west of the Portu guese dominions. Tin. most important revelation yet in ie by the Century biographers of hineoln i- the draft of a message and •••••■••.amadou which the President sub '•••1 to the Cabinet February 5, 1S05, t reposing the payment of $400,000,000 as mi indemnity to the slaveholders, com ! a te pardon for political offenses, and c," practical release of all confiscated property. All the members of the Cab .m • opposed the scheme, and it was therefore abandoned. Ai roi;iiiN(; to advertisements in Fair • an English newspaper published ■’ Ma: ' hester, ledger clerks, "well up ■n 1 ;nts and knowledge of short "i can get twelve shillings sterling, "" •'..'•, , pe- week: book-keepers, who be good at shorthand,” can get ’Y’o-nty shillings, or about $4.50. per and a "morning governess for a 1 of seven years" can secure a ■'"ion and board and clothe herself ' • munificent salary of ten guineas ',40) per jear. " mi the admission of the four now s' ' there will remain five organized ; • two unorganized Territories. All of with the possible exception of ! w ■ will likewise become States be* tin- ' lose of the present century, >r,‘ is go »l reason to believe, and thus • area of the country lietween ..ans will be represented in t i hunches of Congress and in the v l College. The prediction of ' result even fifty years ago would ' ‘sen looked upon as the vaporings '■ Visionary. some in its efforts to increase its o" with Central and South America “ - ae West Indies. Canada is moved '-tnilar impulse, and is moving . ' \ u -v and intelligently in the mat 1 f dominion is not afraid of ‘ name subsidy or the thing ~ t.start in the enterprise a. '■•'•■inters, it is said, is to be es travel between some port 1;' '>nd the West Indies, the gov ••!>> an adequate bounty as ent. >ugh on American forgers • ■iilette. who swindled a 'v-nnipeg merchants by the ’fired paper, entered a plea ' three charges, hoping to se-J urn of me so doing; promptly sentenced him to ■S'Ha iiiiurisoameiu on each charge. i NEWS IN BRIEF. Compiled from Various Sources. PERSONAL A NO POLITICAL. On the 3rd the Sultan of Turkey hold a grand banquet in honor of the Ger man Emperor, and a state reception fol lowed. at which the chief officers of the Ottoman empire were presented to the German ruler. Tin: Paris Soliol states that the Prince of W ales lias been received in Egypt as a veritable sovereign, and that his visit is intended to increase England’s pres tige on the Mile and to reaffirm her right of a protectorate over Egypt, and France can not afford to ignore the importance of the visit. It has been directed by Pension Com missioner Baum that in the future, where it is desirable or necessary in or der to comply with the law for a pen sioner to be examined liy a board of sur geons. that such pensioner must go be fore the Isiard of surgeons in the dis trict in which the pensioner himself re sides. A dispatch from Stanley to Mr. Mac Kinnon. received in London on the 4th. says: ‘"We have reached the Albert Nyanza from Panalya for the third time in 140 days, and found out Emin and Dephson. both of whom have been pris oners since August 18. 1888. The troops in the Equatorial region revolted and shook off allegiance soon after the Mahdists invaded the province in full force, and the natives joined the in vaders.” Os the 4ta rather Fling, a well known Methodist missionary, died at New Brunswick, X. J. He was known all over the State as the "canal mission ary,” having worked for years among the boatmen on the canal. By the death of Mrs. Phoebe Halev. of Whitman, Mass., her late husband’s large estate, in which she had a life in terest, will now go to several institu ! tions, the American Foreign Mission Society being a beneficiary for a large sum. The American Mission Society of New York gets s'10.000. Ex-Commissioner of Education Dawson called on the Secretary of the Interior on the 4th and gave him j 3500. to cover the value of stamps al | legcd to have been stolen from the safe in the Bureau of Education by his son. On the 4th the Tinted States Supreme Court decided favorably on the motion to advance the case of Sheriff Cunningham against Deputy-Marshal Nagle, who shot and killed Judge Terry in California last summer. It is said that Hon. George B. Boring, Minister to Portugal, will resign, to take effect about March next, lie does not like Portugal, and wants to live in Wash ington. News from Stanley, the great Amer ican explorer in Africa, indicates that he will reach the East coast of Africa in January or February. Some minor certificates wanting to •omplete the certified returns of the constitutional election in Washington Territory received by the President on the 4th. will delay the issue of the proc lamation of Statehood until the missing documents can be secured. Quartermaster-!Ienerat. Hot.abtrd says there is no legal or other difficulty in the way of providing a place for Mrs. Grant beside her husband’s body, should it be determined to bury the General's remains in Arlington Cemetery. It is stated that the Czar has written an autograph letter to ex-Queen Natalie assuring her of his sympathy and de claring that he continues to recognize her as Queen of Servia. CRIMES AND CASUALTIES. On the 1st, in a drunken brawl be tween Hungarian laborers on the Jersey Central railroad near Wilkesbarre, Pa., in which knives were freely used, a dozen men were slightly wounded and three or four so severely hurt that their lives are despaired of. Ox the 1st a battle in St. Clement’s bay between oyster dredgers and Mary land police schooners resulted in a vic tory for the latter. Two of the dredgers were wounded and sent to the Marine Hospital at Baltimore. Ox the 1st the State concluded its presentation of testimony in the Col lum forgery case at Minneapolis, Minn. Four experts in penmanship and two bank cashiers testified with more or less circumstantiality that in their opinion the disputed signatures are forgeries. Tin: floods in Italy caused by the over flow of the River Po and its tributaries have communicated to other streams, and large tracts of country are inundated. Mantua is submerged, and five persons .vere drowned there on the 31st. Several persons were also drowned in the vicini tv of Modena. Thousands of horses and cattle were scattered and hundreds of them lost their lives in the snow storm that visit ed Southern Colorado on the 30th and 31st. The blizzard was the worst ever experienced in that region. By the fall of a building in Glasgow, Scotland, on the 1st. the roof of Temple ton's carpet factory was crushed in, caus-y iag fearful loss of life among the women employed in the weaving department. Latest estimates place the number of victims at fifty, and the pecuniary loss STo.000. A sciiooi.-MA'TF.n at Rakau, Hungary, saturated his wife's clothing with oil, while she slept, and set the fluid on fire. He stood by and watched her while she burned to death. A bkass-wokkhk was arrested at Prague, on the 3d. for counterfeiting. It is learned that he had issued eight thousand five-mark pieces. Captain Eaton of the bark Samuel II. MeLarson was swept overboard oil Cape llatteras and drowned. On the morning of the Sd Delpina brothers’ immense cigar factory at Key Most, Fla., containing over a million cigars and a large quantity of Havana tobacco, was completely consumed by lire. Loss, .fl‘20.000; insurance, £50,000. A reliable citizen from the neigh borhood of Lincoln County, W. Va., where the alleged McCoy-IIatfield war fare exists, says that most of the reports sent out from Huntington and other points near there are purely imaginary. He says the people are not armed nor divided into factions, and that McCoy and Haley are the only persons who have been killed. MISCELLANEOUS. In their report to the Secretary of the Interior the Government directors of tie l nion I’acific railroad say that in their judgment the interests of the I'nited States demand early action by Congress to secure the payment by the company of its indebtedness to the Government. They recommend the passage of the bill pending when the last Congress ad journed. The French Government has suspend ed the payment of the stipends of fifty five priests for preaching political ser mons on the occasion of the recent elec tions in disregard of the prohibitory order of M. Thevinet. Hie cruiser Baltimore will not have another official trial. The vessel will bo accepted by the Government, the con tractors paying 825,000 penalty for fail ure to develop the required horse-power. Ox the Slst the official report on the cruiser Charleston, recently ordered by Secretary Tracy, was received at tho Navy Department from San Francisco. The trial board found the cruiser com pleted and ready for acceptance. It is said that owing to the failure of crops the last three years nearly 20,000 families, representing a total of 100.000 people, in North Dakota are destitute. The English syndicate has purchased the Oakland (Cai.) Brewery for 800,000. It is the purpose of the syndicate to spend about 87,000,000 in California. The Swiss Government has prohibited Salvation Army meetings. Ox the 2d the subscriptions to tho New York City World's Fair guaranty fund reached 82,190,005. The number of voters registered in New York for the recent election was 218,923. Ox the 4th tho union men employed on the export dock in London refused to work unless tho companies’ perma nent employes join the dock-laborers’ union. This the non-union men refused to do and a dead-lock resulted. Scores of ships are lying idle, it being impos sible to get men to handle their car goes. Senator Moody, of South Dakota, says that tho reports of destitution among settlers in any part of Dakota are exaggerated and in many instances circulated for the purpose of doing harm. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. Thk President formally opened the Southern Exposition at Montgomery, Ala., on the 5th by touchiug the key of a tele graph wire at the White House connected with the exposition building and thereby starting tho machinery in Machinery Hall. Third Auditor Hart, in his annual re port to the Secretary of tiie Treasury, says that though a quarter of a century has elapsed since the close of the war, still the voltimo of varied claims pertaining to tho struggle has no material diminution. Neil W. Price, at one time a noted comedian, and the author of several popu lar songs, including “Stick to Your Mother, Tom,” and "A Boy’s Best Friend is His Mother,” died at Chattanooga, Tenn., on the 5th in the most abject poverty from tho opium habit. A considerable number of German grupe growers of Arkansas met at Little Hock oil the 5th, anil formed the German State Horticultural Society. The chief ob ject of the society is to secure some modifi cation of the law in regard to the sale of wine in the State. The lumbermen of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida will meet at Mont gomery, Ala., on the 14tb. The meeting promises to be the largest of the kind ever held east of the Mississippi. The Grand Jury in Jackson county, Ark., returned indictments on the 1st against Jesse Reeves, Johu Maples and Robert Shockley for horse stealing. A further overissue of Louisiana State bonds lias been discovered. The Auditor and Treasurer have reported to the Gov ernor (hat an examination of ex-Treasurer Burke’s accounts show that between $350, 000 and $400,000 of baby bonds have been illegally issued. A very perceptible shock of earthquake was felt at St. Louis on the 2d. It had sufficient force to shake the tall build ings and frighten tiie inmates of many. It came apparently from a little north of east. The plans for the proposed monument which the Ladies’ Memorial Association of Helena, Ark., will erect on Confederate Hill, have been submitted and will proba bly be accepted. The monument is to be thirty feet high, surmounted by a Confed erate soldier in uniform, and will be of Italian marble. At Shelbyville, Kv., on the 2d, shortly after breakfast, the entire family of Jos. McCann, consisting of six person*, were taken suddenly and violently ill. A phy sician was immediately summoned, but before his arrival au iasano daughter in the family gleefully admitted that she had put Rough ou Rats in the coffee that had been served at breakfast. The President lias issued proclamations admitting North uud South Dakota. BASE EALL NEWS. Address From the Brotherhood of Base Ball Flayers Beiiniiig tlie Position of the Brotherhood Toward the National League A Plain Statement of tlie Grievances of the Players Against the League and tlie Proposed Remedies. Nr.w \ oi!K, Nov. 5.—At a session of the council of tlie Kase-liall ISrother liood in this city yesterday the only im portant business done was the prepara tion of an address to the public defining the position of the brotherhood towards the National League. This address is as follows: At last the Brothohood of Base-Bull Play ers feels at liberty lo make known its inten tioi s and defend itself against the aspersions and misreprentations which for weeks it has been forced to suffer in silence, it is no longer a secret that the players of the League have determined to play next season under different management, but for reasons which ••think will he understood it was deemed advisable to make no announcement of this intention until the close of the present sea son. But now that the struggles for the various pennants are over and all the terms of contracts expired there is no longer rea son for holding it back. In taking this step we feel that we owe it to the public and to ourselves to explain briefly some of the rea sons by which we have been moved. There was a time when the League stood for integrity and fair dealing; to-day it stands for dollars and cents. Once it looked to the elevation of the game as an honest ex hibition; to-day its eyes are upon tlie turn stile. Men have come into the business for no other motive than to exploit it for every dollar in sight. Measures originally intend ed for tlie good of the game have been per verted into instruments for wrong. The re serve rule and the provisions of the National agreement gave the managers unlimited power, and they have not hesitated to use it ] in the most arbitrary and mercenary way. Players have been bought, sold and ex changed us though they were sheep instead of American citizens, “Reservation” be came with them another name for property right in the player. P.y a rombinat ion among themselves stronger than the strongest trust, • hey are aide to enforce tiic most arbitrary measure, and the player lias either to submit or get out of tlie profession in which lie has spent years in attaining proficiency. Kven the disbandment of a club did not free tin players from the despotism of the octopus’ clutch, for they were then peddled out to tin highest bidder. That the players sometimes profited by the transaction lias nothing to do with the ease, but only proves the injustice of his previous restraint. Two years ago wo met the League and at tempted to remedy some of these evils, but through what has been charitably called la-ague diplomacy, we completely failed. Unwilling longer to submit to such treat ment, we made a strong effort last spring to reach an understanding with the League. To our application for a hearing they replied that the matter was not of sufficient import ance to warrant a meeting, and suggested that it he put off until fall. Our committee replied that the players felt that the League had broken faith with them; that while the result might lie of little importance to the managers, they were of great importance to the players. That if the League would not concede what was fair, we would adopt another means to proteet ourselves; that if postponed until fall, we would be separated ami at the mercy of the League, and that as tlie only course left us required time and la bor to develop we must therefore insist upon an immediate conference. Then upon their final refusal to meet 11s we began organiz ing for ourselves and are now in shape to go ahead next year under new management and under new auspices. We believe that it is possible to conduct tlie National game upon lilies which will not infringe upon individual and natural eights. We ask to he judged solely hy our work, and believing that tiie game can he played more Tairly and its business conducted more intel ligently under a plan which excludes every thing arbitrary and un- American, we look forward with confidence to the support of the public and the future of the National game. [Signed] National Brotherhood of Ball Platers. To-morrow the first annual meeting of ’ the players will he held, at which the, final disposition of clubs and players will he decided upon. Every thing is al ready perfectly arranged, and it is only necessary that official sanction be given the plan. It is definitely settled that Brotherhood clubs will he placed in all the present League cities, excepting Indianapolis and Washington, whose, players will he taken by Brooklyn and Buffalo. It is also settled that Johnny Ward will manage the Brooklyn team. STRAIGHT TWINS. Tlir President So Manipulated the Proe lainationn Admitting the Two Dakotas, in Signing Them, that Neither He Nor Any One Pise Pan Ever Tell Wtiieh was Signed First, and Tims They Are Straight T wins. Washington, Nov. 5.—Efforts have been made recently to establish the priority of admission into the I'nion of one of the two Dakotas. It now tran spires that no one knows which one was admitted first,. On Saturday the Presi dent received from the State Depart ment tin* two proclamations, deficient only to the extent of his signature. The question of priority at once caine up, and it was found to be difficult to de cide. After some debate, the two doc uments, unlooked at. were laid face downward on a sheet of paper, and then shuffled together. When this stage of the game had been reached the procla mations were turned face upward, hut covered by the sheets of paper on which they had been laid. Then the sheets were slipped aside until the blank spaces for the Presidential signature were exposed. The autograph was ap pended to each, the ink allowed to dry, the proclamations turned over once more and again vigorously shuffled. The two Dakotas were admitted to the Union of States, and although one of them was ahead of the other just the length of time it took the President to write his name, history will never b* able to record the name of the leader. It is a pro found mystery, and it will always he se. A Dead Missionary. Nf.w BnrNswirN. J.. Nov. 4.— Father Eling. a well-known Methodist missionary, died here this morning. He v>.as known all over the State as tho • •anal missionary," having worked for years among the boatmen on the canal. SOUTHERN GLEANINGS, He Didn't Cliew. A young mau of Paris, Ky., recently brought suit against his grandmother for $500, which the old lady had promised him if he would quit chewing tobacco. He carried out his part of the bargain, and now the court decides that the grandmother must pay the .$.500. Four Meu to Hang. The Supreme Court of Tennessee re cently decided a case unprecedented in the history of the State. Last January, Henry Sutton, a prominent stock buyer of Hancock County, was tired upon hy men in ambush and killed. Suspicion pointed to live men—.John Anderson, John, H., Elish and Clinton Barnard. They were closely related to each other and a family feud bad been long raging between them and the Suttons. The Bernards were arrested and tried on the same indictment, convicted and sen tenced to be hanged. An appeal was taken to the Supreme Court and that lx>dy confirmed the sentence of the lower court. They will be hanged De cember 23. Train Struck by Lightnings Just as the accommodation train on the East Tennessee. Virginia A Georgia railroad was pulling into Loudon, Tenn.. recently, the passenger train was struck by lightning, tearing out six or eight windows and knocking down several people. Great excitement prevailed for awhile, but no one was seriously hurt. The “Barefooted Color-Bearer.” William Itowen. known in history as the “barefooted color-bearer” of General John Morgan's Confederate brigade, was married recently at Flemingsburg, Ky., to Miss Maggie Kyne. The tirst pair oi shoes he ever wore were taken from the feet of a dead Federal soldier, whom he slew at Cyntliiana with his flagstaff, in a battle there, in 18<K. Ilia ex-comrades in arms remembered him handsomely. Charged with Wife Murder. W. D. Wiggins, a prominent white farmer of Pickens County, S. C., is in jail, charged with the murder of his wife by poiso’-.. _ Shot a .sheriff. .Sheriff Samuel W. Grigsby, of Pick son County. Tenn.. was shot and killed in the bar-room of Warner & Jackson's Hotel, Nashville, Tenn., recently by James C. Arledge, of Winchester. Al abitina Confederates. A State Association of Confederate Veterans was perfected at Kirin ingham, Ala., recently. General E. W. I’ettus, of Selma, was elected president, and with a i ice-president from each Con gressional district. One object of the association is to build a Confederate home in Alabama. Church Raffles Illegal. Judge Ridley, of the Criminal Court at Nashville, Tenn.. recently created quite a sensation in religious circles by de claring church raffles illegal and charg ing the grand jury to indict not only those who bought and sold tickets, but llso those who in any way contributed to the running of raffles. Judge Ridley remarked that he was not surprised that so many boys and young men were gam tilers. when their mothers and sisters in vited them to participate in gaming by buying tickets in church radios. Six of the Howard Hang Killed. The Harlan County (Ky.) war contin ues. A few days since, so says a dis patch. Judge Lewis came up with How ard and his gang, on Martin's Fork, and killed six of them without losing a man. The judge says he will never cease his efforts until Howard and his gang are either killed or driven from the country. Dropped Dead. John Lang, a well-known dealer in cotton-gin machinery, residing at Boling, near Greenville. Ala., dropped dead of heart disease, lie was sixty years of age. Shot and Killed. Fleuse Willis was shot and killed by Robert Craighead, near Jasper, Tenn. Willis, who lias served two terms in the penitentiary for theft, got on a spree and going to Craighead's house became very boisterous. Craighead’s mother, fifty years old. ordered Willis to leave. He grew very angry, and drawing a pistol shot twice at her. Her son, who was in the house at the time, seized a gun. rushed out and shot Willis through the abdomen twice, from the effects of which he died. Hank SnspenHion. One of the surprises in financial cir cles in Nash vile, Tenn.. and that vicin ity recently was the suspension of the National Bank of Shelbyville, of which Hon. Edward Cooppr is president and Brom. B. Whitthorne cashier. This bank had been considered a solvent in stitution. but for several weeks its paper had been allowed to go to protest. A few days ago the officers of the bank saw that failure was inevitable. They paid out all deposits to depositors and re fused to take more. They also began to take up the paper of the hank, substi tuting personal notes secured by mort gage. Mr. Whitthorn has mortgaged his entire personal estate to save the creditors and stockholders of the hank. No creditor will lose a dollar. At Memphis for the Winter. Forty-five race horses, the advance g.,ard of the lot that will winter there, arrived at Memphis, Tenn., a few days ago from Chicago. They belong to Ed Corrigan, Ruddy Bros., and C W, Rohcrty. FARM AND HOUSEHOLD. —For potting geraniums use two parts of good, strong loam to one of leaf mould from the woods, with a small addition of sand and a little old rotten manure, all well mixed to gether. —Glasses and dishes wipe to per- » fection when washed" in very hot water. Uso a dish-mop, soap-shaker find an iron dish-washer. These also expedite the labor, as very hot water can bo used. —Simple Dessert,.—Put eight crack ers into a deep dish and pour on enough boiling water to cover. Let them stand till soaked; then grate over them nutmeg and white sugar, with sweet cream enough to make a nice sauce. —Salsify (called oyster plant) is very hardy and may remain In' the ground in the rows through the winter without injury. It is not cultivated as extensively as it should bo, although it is one of the best and hardiest veg etables known. —The public taste, it is said, is be ing steadily educated to demand fresh butter. As a result it each year be comes more difficult to handle held summer stock. The farmer who keeps abreast with the popular taste is most likely to reap the pecuniary benefits arising therefrom. —Peach trees will sometimes par tially renew themselves if the dead limbs and twigs are cut away. In this manner a tree may bo induced to bear a year or two longer, but when the tree is old, and the new wood grows slowly, it may be of little advantage to prolong its existenco. —Stockmen who have made obser vations in feeding swino aro claiming that some of the breeds have lost vigor by long-continued feeding of corn as an exclusive food. Corn is deficient in mineral matter, especially of lime, and the use of corn leads to degen eracy. Only by a varied diet can the vigor be maintained. Injudicious feeding leads to disease and loss. —Squashes aro injured by a slight frost. If frost is feared, gather up the squashes carefully, without bruis ing, into a heap, and cover with the vines, or, if these are not sufficient, use cornstalks. Late squashos, even if quite green, are very good for tho table. On a dry, warm day, take up the ripe ones, and store in a warm place. A closet near a chimney keeps them well.—American Agriculturist. THE WORTHLESS SCRUB. Why It l)oe» Not ray Farmers to Ilreed Animals Without a l*e<lig;r<»e. The scrub as a scrub ought to go. It may be used for breeding purposes, with a pure bred male, but it ought not to bo permitted to remain as it is. We are quite willing to admit that the scrub, if treated as pure bred stock is treated, would produce much better results than it does under the ordinary treatment to which it is subjected. But as a matter of fact it will not pay to give the average scrub stock such treatment. There is one way t<> make money from stock and only one way. That is by keeping good stock. Every body who breeds scrub stock loses monoy every day that he lives; and this is true even though he succeeds in making a profit which in hundreds of cases, however, he never does make, lie loses money because with just about the same expenditure upon pure bred stock or high grades he could make three or four times more money than he can possibly make with scrub stock. Every body who knows any thing about the subject knows that this is true; and it is more to the in terest of the breeder of poor stock to tell him so and convince him of tho truth of what you toll him, than it is to any bodv else. The Rural and Stockman is always trying to induce men to purchase thoroughbred stock. Except that the prosperity of the farming public helps us to be prosperous it is of no inter est to us to have a man breed up his cattle, horses, sheep or swine, or to have him sell his herd of common stock and replace it with thorough breds. Our constantly repeated ad vice in this direction may help the . breeders, but even they would get rid of all their stock if we never said a word in favor of blooded stock. It is because it is to the interest of tlie man who will take our advice that we keen urging people to get better stock. We know that if the farmer will do as we ask him to do in this regard he will make money by it. It will take years to accomplish it but the scrub must go. In time there will be no earthly use for such stock. The meat markets of the world will not touch it. It will not pay in the dairy and nobody will think it will, and the most of it will certainly never be kept for ornament for the benefit of its readers, no jour nal should ever give any uncertain sound upon a subject of this kind. ' Breed up, should bo the watchword and no one ever should be foolish enough to say or think that the scrub can hold its own in the competition with the thoroughbreds. It can not ijo it—Western Rural.