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THE EVENING T13IES, WASHINGTON, jjftftNDAV, JANUAKY 1, 1900.
m mm wihb gbops
An Early Frost Reduces tlic i'rodnc
tioii in Some Districts.
An Arrn of St.-itinticnl Fiimic
YVliioli show, However, 'Hint the
Total Qunntitj for the Prowc-iit
Amp "Will E&vcvrt 'Unit of the I'nsi.
Jnrreatc in Home Cemsuimilioii.
It ""s ySa7?SV. "
The State Department has received from
John C. Coert, United States Consul at
Ljons. France, a long communication re
garding the Trench wine crop He writes
"The reports thus far received from the
wine-producing districts of Trance M
geria, and Tunis promibc a jield or about
1,208.016,000 gallons in 1SW The organs
of the wine growers differ slightl in this
estimate Earlj frosts reduced the produc
tion in some districts, as in the Dromt
where it was 3,962,000 gallons in 1S9S and
3,:0O,000 gallons m lbS9
"The departmout of the Rhone, in which
Ljons is situated, produced 21.133.600 gal.
Jons, two-thirds of which is Known as
Beaujolais In the Gironde. the dopirt
juent in which Bordeaux is situated the
yield is 77,315,000 gallons against C2,23000
gallons for 1S9S In the Herault, where t
very good qualitv of ordlnarj wine is
grown, the jield this jear is 255,066 72S
fcailons, against 17t 182 665 gallons m 1J9!
The department of the Eastern Pjrencefc
3 lclds 57.oo,5&0 gallons against 26,427 000
gallons in 1SSS
Disposition of the Surplus.
"One of the newspaper organs of the
wine Interests estimates that the surplus
p eduction of IS1"! oer 18 will be ab
eoi bed m the following manner
"In home consumption which ihown
bj the taxes levied at the citx gates uin
wines entering the difterent ci'ies of Fianc
to be steadilj increasing The Sublease for
the 111 tot half of loll wab 14.234.762 gallons
It 16 believed to be a moderate estimate
that the domestic consumption for 18'i lr
the eities of Trance will be 2? 05? 700 gal
lons in excess of tha of 1S'
"Theie will be a laiger consumption in
the country than in the vears of small bar
let An increased distillation for brandj
It is estimated that not lees than 36,154 000
gallons will go into brandj of 100 degree
proof The average biandj product of the
last lime jears was 2 045,109 gallon The
product this jear is expected to reach
2,641 700 gallons Tht steadj increase in
the annual pioduction of wine will lompel
produeei-s to devote a laiger peicentage of
their output to brandv, as thev did ihntj
and fortj jeais ago, before the invasion of
the phjllbxera and the milaew
The agriculturists of France aie devot
ing more of their la" to wine growing at
present than at anj time during the pa&t
foitj j ears Stock raising and grape grow
ing are considered the two most profitable
pursuits for the farmer I passed a few
davs last summer in the Vallev of 'he
Rhine in the neighboihood of valence and
bt Peiav where all the rich Hermitage
wine is tiown and wat taken through
thousands of acres that bad been newlv
planted with vines and shown etracbe of
mountain and hillside which will all be tin
dci cultivation in another jear
(. ultivntion on the Monntntii
'On the -ieep mountain side- where
enij the most stunted vegetation seem
possible nch vines are growing The s0ft
ftone is flit blasted and after receiving
the rains of two sea'-onts the vine is
planted and produces a highlv-pneed qual
Itv of white wine and the famous Her
mitage brands Half a mile d stant in
the Vallej of the Rhone the vine grows il
moi spontaneousiv, but doe& not p oducc
tht tame flue wine A dozen diffeient
xauetieE of wines aie produced on the hill
sides within an area of two rmks ihe
qu. iitie dependuit, upon the iiatuiv of tht
gnmnd and the exposuie to the eun
" vv faHe the production and the contiimp
tiou of wine in France aie tadih .n
cna- ng tht exportation is dlnMmshmc
Tht juaiMi?j exported in 1&87 was to 56 0w
gallons In 1M7 ten ve&rs later i hal
fallen to 46,8H),0W gallons
lac glowers wre compensated for
th "-hortage bv an increase in prices the
inoi ev value of the export- or 3SS7 b mg
1t311 foi 1SS7 it was $40,682 (Km).
Theee figures come fiom the customs of
ficials who duung the later jears of ine
dotade plated a higher valuation upon ihe
t-parkltng wines winch ipreenicd .h e
quirieis of the total expoits
A notable change has also occuired in
tht duection taken by exports In Ks.7
Ihcj were almost equallj divided between
Hrropwr nations and the countries over
tht seas In 1817 three-fourths of the ex
ports, were absoibed in Europe, where the
nuinbei of the consumers increased, and
the donic-ti product remained almost bta
tiontm The principal decline was m
Aft k.i ami the counlnee o-r South America,
espeMfillv in the lHtter where the wine
expoits were $11 O01 00 in 1887. and unlj
53 -M 0W in lhW
The nine of :rnftiiiK.
t the meeting of the National Agri
cultural Societj icported iu the 'Journal
OfTuicI of September 20 1SS it vs set
forth as a fundamental principle never to
Bt lost ighl of bj French wine glowers
that their sutoew must in the future de
pend entire upon grafting This prin
ciple is also applicable to the wine growers
ltalv and perhaps some other
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.rsw- Penna. Ave. and Seventh St. begins lomoiiow moniing i stoie opening Ovw 50,000 pit-res in the (ollection, Penna. Ave. and Seventh St.
I coM'iing the entile domsinds of tle muslin unidiohe. The nl.nr and the mnnner of the f
begins tomoiiow morning ith stoie opening. Ovei 50,000 pieces in the tolleetion,
coM'iiug the entile demands of the muslin uaidiobe. The nl.nr and the mnnner of the
nuking ot these gaiments aie the key to their surpassing extellence and uninatehabl
low prites aJL which they are offeied. They aie special values. It is a spetial sale. We joined the forces of our capital and thefaMoiy facilities of the maker located away from the expensive city
centres We gave him the cash with which to take advantage of the muslin maiket befoie it started on its boom. Theie was a -aiiig. Jnto the hands of well paid, careful, and painstaking sew
ers who woik in well lighted, well-entilated looms-the "raw maleiials" weie put, and the making began hist .Inly. The lesult tiuer cut. better made, moie elahoiatelv tiimmed Underwear than
is possible in the pell melt-riihh in the beaten paths all stoics tra el to gather their "sale" stocks, hi origin beM in offering cheapest led bv the main extraordinarv specials.
Made ot ixctptjonallv good quihtv of imip'in,
perfect fitting and neutl fitnhel Ventalih a
nmli oprn and tIoed Etjlcs, made of fine
LriI of inlslin, finihlitd v uli hem and iluatcr
of tuck" Vnotlitr "Itadei" at .
Mail? of fine nnalitv nrwiin, with "V" (mat
and lmtk, or iure front jmI high K: r"tty
tmmtid with ewbroKiw A "Iwirffr" at
Draw ci made of wlect nui-lin, on vokc
lnd fitiifr open or clowd stlr, mil
bulla and plain eft-tts, finished with lace
lii-eiting or ihIrc, tome Mth and Mine with
COHSI.l COtns, ,adc of iniilin and
rainliiic, Mjuaie, nd IhrIi neck; I-nm.li
erHts aiwl linked front, finished with lace
rilKSUh, made of fine qulitv of iiiiiglin,
ut full and flouim,', with hleral lietn-;
fi nH tninmcd with vmbroidf-rj and d?ed
COIfJin CUM IIS, both high and la tit,
or '" sh-ine, tight fitniifc and 1-rtncfc if
fects; fini'li-ed with 1jl or tinbro(du in
neck ard ileevnr
5KlItTS, ip.de or CM mwliii, all lengths;
fini'.licd with clioters of tucks ard rufllfs
1)H 1 Hb made of Cambric ami Muslin,
finished with clur-tir of tuiks aid (riinnn.il
with fiiibnnileij or lace
(.0S, nude vsitli " " or IiirIi mik;
rmhroidirv and tucked okt. with unihric
i utile, or laci in-citim; with tucks
( III MlSr maile of ma-lin and cJinhne,
nmIicd with J oiclion lace or corded bands
DUAWHJS midc of muslin and camhrii.,
hmhetl with lace (di and ins. tion to
match, imbroidend mlflts and c!uUrs of
tucks, tome with lawn ruffles and liem
tOKSKT (0HI5 with ', scni-ire. and
rourd nrek. tight fitting and Irenth -tjle;
tnmnud with enibroiderj and lac or eilit
UK to ma till
SKIUTs, with umbrclh lulfle of cambric;
rtra wide, full length, and cut on the Iat--t
liattmi Mime Iac tninmcd, and some with
hem and lace nciting
0 Nfc made of sheer irvulia, Li Rolwp,
empire, or lush i ctk effect, and firii-ed vnh
lace and embroidery.
DifWM US, made of lest g of cambric
and mufthn, fintUed with ih flics with neat
edkfri of uibroidtrj, or wide- ruffles of em
broider , others with clusters of tttcfcs and
lare in-ertion with wide rHffito to iMatch.
Woith -?1 and 1.2."i.
COW .N, made n( mtHliu and cambrfr, ami
cut in all tie r-v tjls, tnmmi with m
aroHJen, lare. and rwhon efcfinp; evtra
wide aid .'U! 3S :m;hea long.
SKIKTS, of ail lenthi. trimmed with tate
and embroider, and finKhfd with deep ruf
fle. Mad n yoke bands, and cut vrv wW.
CIILVIIbI made of fawn and cambrfe, with
" " "Iwpe nee.k and trimmed with e aiirf
DltVUHl!':, ,Ha4e ef Eitgikb rwtosooi:. Km
miiin, and I.onWale Cambric, with umbrella
ruflJe' of rnibroiderj. or tight, with iBttrtin,
luce, and cmbr ideiv to match
COItKT (OYHf, nuHlc nf
th fctsfc r law k-, r V
elar jrK M Jace ai
ye l ewlirwrlcry
hort smhts f
defji rffr- aKl trtMne-d witk fc ami late
mwctHmi ar awlwaiiiiry
GOWS al BM t4 Aen.t filNit aJ
, i mite with dop jent til iiaiiibNi.i .
tett H-yi ami imhtolil i-y &; aaw
faarc yoke eiuiOar hapi ahar nMretioa of
Thrm'rT , deep rtr.bnndrte4 ruMe n
36,412 Yards Edgings and Insertings.
1 Lot I. I
If tbv were all in one continuous tnp th d rtach lulf
wav to Ita liiuore Hut thev are in 4 12ard UiiKth-oxer
t.OuO of them otni "wi some Cambric, 'orar Nani'ook and
come bv pccinl purchase iiom the larpcvt inanuiac Hirer in all
Emrpc Let tu make tl i declaration nt.ht hire that to I)tT
rUCATfc. TIlLsE QIU1T1LS, IV TIOL M'l LMJ1D I'VT-TUtN-:
VT AW Will Rl M All THl I'KIChis TH T W II ,
ION THHULCIIOIT THIS nu V II L HI. IMPOvnIiII K
Theie aie vidthf from fdcirc to 0 and 10 lnth Huim-in;:,
af.d each of the mam patterns is brand new one that will
be hown in regular stocks for the Hist time this comtct' warm
With them are 300 pels of mitched patterns The Embroide
ries we hge iimdcd into four lots the Matched tts into thlee
lot and all eight go on sale tomorrow mornirg
l-dc i srs rnd In
scrunc worm up to J
in, a rard 'or
1 nginps and In
sertinjrs, wcrth up to
Fdsincs ind In
Rcrtities worth up to
20e a ard, for
Willi lie CmlirBidene are TOO
or fom difliunt widths of I dciiu
tts of Mitchtd rattrr In the Hatched Set1; are three
and Inserting, Rome in the little pattirmngs for
Killings, 10c to
40c a 3 ard.
to $1 a ard.
bab s wardieb others moie elaborate for jour own ll nc and ecluMve
I deincs and In
wrtinps worth up to
2c a i ard for
5 piece" of Ml Linen Sitm
Damafk, in mv, 1000 pattern",
worth $1 25 a Jar,1QQp
McCrum, Mercer &
Wc'ie another lot of this finest Table linen ready for tie
Linen share in tin- lanuaiv U All the world kunw tb.t
il i!, uncqualcd in quahtv and effect The M.Crum, vltrtjr
A. Wit-ton crest is the recognired timp of lusbeit eveelleBtt
Tlnre are pattern Clotltf, in rich and elaborate patterns of
new dcsipn, w-ith apklns to match The Cloths are from2
to 5 vards lonr Wliattver the regular puce la ONE-TIIIIID
1 Ie.s than that i the special puce
3 piecca of All I men Detihlc
tatm. DaunsK, the same grade
th.t Is even where i ij rv
a jard, for . .. ... "l
10 ie-ei- of Ml liinen Silver
Mlcached Damask, in roe and
runmns: vine lutteiH-", eluver
tnd rleur d tin designs, CeV
lnchcs wide, and worth Ca a
ard, at the unpreee- A Clf
!tici tiiis. iift. j
tt) 40c a arI. i
orth 25c each, for
Co ekzer of li em
. 44 ciew Il'iail
and open woik
rood b e Tcwcls,
orth 12c and 1 5c, for
50 dczen Huek Tcwe heavv qual
iiv vviti Red and HiUe border-
l dtntedl) low price -
Three Mre of Pattern Clotty In brand new effect, all three at 'perlal jniers
2.2 varus, wtrth !, (or I 30
0x2': vanW, worth 2 50 for-?" 00
iS areU, worth ?3 00, for-2 50
Napkins to match the above, per dozen l A
Ml I men Na)kia, 'ivG1 ((
worth s.j ij a dozen, for sPlviU
If) dozen Ml I men Double l)amak
I)(jlie hcav cumlm, Iart.e izt,
wtrth I a dozen for
Case of Long CIoth8)c a Full Piece.
While this n'i lasts the special price wi II pievail 'dc instead of the usual prices 1 23
TIcre ar 1Z vards to the piece, and ven cmooth, even, fine we-avinir. Ims eloth is the bt
for Inderweai making and tins la as c.ood Lony Cloth a 'mi will want.
Special Sale of Sheets
and Pi How Cases.
h-ttra efle-rt a been ntaeje to nffe. ttra he im mdy lo-u-c
'sbwlt ai Pillow ( fh at tl- Mme wbca your thwaiftt- jre
iiil!nl .t)MA the mwalias They form a earH' aant
I tnlt Iintwrr H bite f.oAfhj' 'toty that w a Ubm tf wid
that )nu trill Ix prnfttiaa; ar tomorrow When nnjiaap H
talkirr- of muta-ed iwiees ours are dawa Anvii lower tfca rvar
1,200 Pillow Cases, 9c Each.
Iut the ame as ate tld Huall at I '
:oV, tou with liberal I cms
Made of heav r rw thread mtuJiav ami well
2S dozen s.n,-et.s sie 72x"0,
regular 5Sc kind, for
23 do'S siheet"
r, pilar ti. ktBd,
re pilar i'K iad. for
These pri rf, ie limited to the )Uiititir4 men
little II be well i)ili a commercial uiip-i)
rd te crt aar mar ta ell (rr a
'A s the time to rvplenxib iua Bed
Men's White Uniaundered Shirts.
40 inch lawn, ther and fine, nich as re
tails at ls a lard In this special
New effects in Pique, for shirt wait, the
litest wilt cnwolh anel perfwt. 1'JJ-P
worth IS? a xard, for 2
Saks and Company.
Ore hundred and fin iW i of ea
on!, voii know t!se artiiiiUr e-en
nn are akJ to ti ke the fi"sj (
ibu ihim ane-slv UlCVls-L m
tak" i a e
i: i? in'P"-"! ami i i ct -
slllllls t BE BLTllK
ntonths Twke a mr
C ti par -i n We "ih-
Mu cf etr. l V!uhn
tut full IcrRth, wit i br- )nj IS
inches Ionp and hj f as iiie.
ini:Ie and double r-'ait t in
tlullS H butt T l('f t - tie j
tipe felled seams and rn V"''
forced bsck and fr nt t j ti
teed ptifeet fittins ami
a s.,,t i is i d anT
the " intrv for ZK
A I s,S.
Made ef me c unt M . t
as UamsiMta. ieTfrv nwn
Know hw c -cjcI that ! ho-
are 2110 Linen hjnd
i ked bit cnnb and ee
lets, Lintinmas stjv-, feott n
protector ti- ia" felled .earns.
full cut and perfee. HttiiK:
Tn4 sante l i t tniHleitcl wo hi
:il at l
plivlloxera will be equaled In fict, pro- j to Thomas F Rjan's telegram given to the
lessor of viniculture expect that France
will in a fevv jears produce more vviue tiian
dt .inj previous time, the methods of ctiU
tivation and of vmification having beea so
perfected as to give to the soil and to the
jrrape the maximum of production. Hnlj
gravellv stonv land, heretofoie absolutelv
unproductive is todav bearing vines, an J
hundreds of acres are beins annuallj
brought under cultivation
I'rcitc ctiiisr the lii.
pre"53 on Wednesdaj. Mr Williams aid
' Manv of Mr. Ilvan's statements were
misleading aud I will leplj to them In de
tail in due course There is absolutelv no
question as to the legalitj of our plan for
the formation of tht greater Seaboard sjs
tem, and Mr Rjan's efforts to place ob
stacles in oui path will not seriously delav
it We have successfullj carried out every
step we have undertaken The greater
Seaboard svstem will bo controlled bv
No vine can be looked upon as worth j Southern people, and it will b opeiated
s, Deailj as I can learn it was about
JS70 when a Bordeaux wine grower planted
In hlh high-grade vinevard a number of
Ofomla i.,eE Thej took leadilv to thf
riuich soil seiiuinK forth tall and stout
branches rich in frullag. bu1 ,n pro.
DO lion as thej advanced, his own vines
winch had produced a verj' choice biand
cf wine, began to wither and die An
crimination demonstrated that they were
attached and destrojed bv an infinitesimal
in ot that multiplied with astonishing
Prom jear to vcar it spread until bjt
few vine-jards m Fiance were free fiom Us
ravages. It cost France more mouej than
the IYanco-1'rusbian wat Its diva-tation
continues !n the maui tlHW leAnwri'tn
vines l!ourlh and prolwc in abuidauie
where the others die. Upon earain.ion
it was found that the uenu ii parati e
ferted upon the Amoricaa vine, wiinotit
Injutmg them, the an-ali cictst Jer? that it
leE'es heme filled with sap ami closed as
ecm ab made
TL-1 Vic President of the Agricjltu al
Boeiitj of the Drome, Mr finite Tetlc r
tellf me that bofore this Inso-t lavie'
France, the annual pioductkin T wine? v -a
LFiKS 020,fK)0 gallon on a lacd sttrfcee of
C,l,500 acis Todaj th- m ft. pLated
is about 4,102,000 acrce. Kver, jeatr ih-
area planted In ints acrca' a'jewt 3ft (" C
It io expects In a rc vt tha the
prcuctiru of the if-o i ccM! ig th-
cultivation until it is grafted wit.i the
American vine, as it i then proof against
phvlloxeia M Teller sajs the insect al
vvavs lemains where it has once taken up
its home, and no one expectt. it ever to
leave France There will, therefore, nl
ways be a demand for merlcan grafts for
France, lgena Tunis. Spain, and all oilier i
"The phjlloiera de&trojed 170 3 hec
tares of vinejards m Spam last jear One
hundred and twentj-foui thousand, nine
hundred and eightv-slx acres have alreadj
been replanted or grafted with American
-iiie Spain formerlj produced from 449,
0S.000 to C34 000,000 gallons of w ine All
the vines ot that countrj, like those ot
France, must be Americanized
" t the meeting of the Natiocnl Agri
cultural Societj above leferred to, it was
"'It 13 more lullv recognized than ever
thnt for the rebuilding of vines, lecoursc
in the interest of that section, with due
regard to all inteiests"
BARRED BY ANTI-TRUST LAW.
IiiHiirnnoe Compuiile-i Will Withdraw
Their IliininuMN From Teian.
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 1 Unofficial ad
vices have been received here to the eftect
that a number of prominent fire Insurance
companies now doing business, m Texas
will withdrav from the State the first of
the jear on account of the new anti-trust
lav. passed bj the last legislature which
A DErENCE OF THE JEWS.
vttiiHlnnoe- at s luiprocrtiCM SusTKrcsteMl
to ( lirlst limn.
BALTIMORE. Jan 1 Rev. W A. Craw-ford-Froct,
rector of the Protestant Epis
copal Church of the Holj Comforter. Pratt
and Chester Streets, preached a sermon
veMerdaj in which he took up the defence
of the Jews He ;aid I
The Feast of the Circumcision, upon '
which we are about to enter, recalls to us
to the present have treited the Jews as
badly as the Jews treated Christ They
have crucified the Jews not with a three
hours agonj, but with the slow torture
of injustice and oppression from genera
tion to generation But let our Hebrew
brethren extend the same charitv to their
persecutors as their true but rejected
King, the Prince of Peace, when in hi3
suffering he said 'Father forgive them,
for thev know not what thej do'
"I called recentlv upon a voung pin;h
loner who Is ill with chronic inllainniato-
lj rheumatism I asked him if his em-
that our Loid and Saviour was a Jew fpiojcr-g woui,i kttl i,, pjaCe for him, and
Though He was the founder of a new cove- his leplj staitled me He said 'Mj eni-
nant which should embrace all mankind,
He did not nullifj or abrogate the old
covenant He only extended and enlarged
it He was faithful to the Jewish religion,
was circumcised the eighth daj, regulat in
His attendance at the Passover, endorsing
frcqucntlj the Old Testament Scriptures,
and the testimonv of the Law and the
Prophets, commending the doctrine of the
Sciibes and Pharisees even while He con
demned their actions, and, flnallj, when
goes into ettect Januarj 31, 1900 This law
embraces the affidavit feature, and prohib- Tre gae his followers their last Instruc
its all insurance companies doing business tions He told them to go to the Jews first.
plojers are Jews Thev have been verj
kind and will take me back when I am
able to go I have worked for Christians
and for Jews, and I would never work
for a Christian if I corVd get a Jew to
emploj me. In my opinion the Jens are
better Christians than the Christians them
"I have frequentlj heard similar remarks
from Christians in mj parish who are cni
plov ed bj Jew s "
A COSTLY FAMILY TREE.
A BAD YEAR FOR SHIPPING.
"rlmii I. ! I. tint tin (I OHe!" W reel.
i-il nf e.
PIIILVDELPHI . Jan 1 The yeir just
closed has been one of the mest disas
trous ever known In local shipping circles
Xot only has an uniibuallj large number
of vc-selo been wrecked, but the Iois of
life hfis been unprecedented The lives Io-t
will number nearlv 50, and the value of
the propertj over ?2,000,000.
The two most notable losses of life were
on the British steamships Saltrani and
South Cambria, bound from Philadelphia to
Havana, which carried fortj-three p-sons
Net one of 'he crews was left to tell the
that of their passengers a ad erews, 333
It was the most disastrous year in the
historv of the Xew Esgraml tuerchaat Ma
rine The greatest los were is Ike sale
of November 27 1J9S. when the steeaer
Portland went da with all hands. 139 all
told, awl when many coasting vessels wore
caught in the storm The appalling rwsord
Maine Number of vessels lost 78 ton
nage. 24,348, value of vesIs and esrfs.
$91.1.626. Ios on vessels and eargois, 9Mf.
30. number of persons en board. 5W;
number of lives lot 2I.
j New Hampshire Number of vessls lstv
tonnage 38. value of vessels and car
goes, 57.SCO: loss on vessels and cargoes,
Jtj (W0. number of persons on board. 11, no
i lives lost
Massachusetts Number of vessels lost.
in Texas from belonging to anv rating bu
reau, whether such bureau is maintained
in or outside of the State
It is even more far-reaching than the
Arkansas anti-trust law, pased bj the last
and afterward to the Gentiles,
' I have often wondered whj Christian
ministers preach so minutely about the
Jews of Palestine and of the remote past
without giving a thought to thos of Balti-
legislature of that State, and which caused i more, who are here with us now and with
a wholesale withdrawal of companies doing , whom we nre ever coming into closer bus!
must be had to crafts that are the most I business there The State department of ness and social contact We could have no
yanv people suffoi from constipation
Th Inwiifablv produces stomach, liver,
tnd Itidnev disea e. Constipation is a dan
gc ous dibease. Cure it with Host 'Iter's
Stomach Bitters There Is notb'ng ?ttor
It will not bhock the aj store and t posl- .. .-..
tivclj cures indigestion djsp-psia bilious- I ",,p- ',1,nn,s J",N Mr- n,B,l' Protect
ness. malaria, fever and acue Trv it. It i " " l "em luiiNouuaUon
poweifullj resistant to phvlloxera, that is
to sav, to pure American, or to Americaln
Amcncain (double American). But certain
hjbnd Franco-American vines must not al
wajs be rejected, as there arc special con
ditions in which thev maj be used to ad
vantage. The value of the riparia-rupestris
as grafts must, however, be insisted upon
above all, as legards abundant fruitage in
liaid, di-v ground '
Between 1SSS and 189S there was an in
crease, as shown at the meeting of the Na
tional Agucultural Societv, November 21
1!98. of 141SCO.000 bushels in the wheat
jield of France It is believed that this
amount is llkelj to graduallv diminish, on
account of the increased attention given
to grape growing since a means has been
f found of nullifjing the lnlluencc of the
"In this connection, I will add that M
Couanon, the inspector general of viticul
ture, recentlv stated nt a meeting of the
Vcademj of Sciences that if roots of vines
were olaced for five minutes in a bath
heated to 5J degrees, the eggs, or larvae
of the phjlloxera would be destrojed"
THE SEABOARD DEAL.
insurance here was jtsterdaj offlciallj ad- better illustration of the tendency to avoid
vised bj the Merchants' Tire Insurance the practical application of Christ's teach
Companj, of New Orleans, that it would ing to everj-day life AVe send iriission
withdraw from Texas on Januarj 1 i anes to Jerusalem to convert the Jews,
. ; r; ; r ' but we never dream of trjing' to persuade
American Hjperbolo. our Baltlmore feiiow-citizens to turn their
(From the New York Tribune ) svmqogues into Christian churches and
"I can't for mv vcrj life, see," said the nirri accept as their Messiah the one whom we
ran. "what there is funm jbout i good deal that beijee t0 bc tije fulfillment of all their
vou 1 ntrlisliiucn call humor But I im willing to ,, . , ,,
.riant that I probabh do not understand it And I "P and prophecies ,.,.,,
just fo I tlink that I do Knott uln von l-nglisli I Now the first step toward this is a
men fail to bc amused bj a cood deal of our Im j loving and appreciative attitude toward
inor It lias been aid that Amtucan lumor con them We should attend their sjnagogues,
sits lan;h of hjperbole, and no doubt it does, I not trj cnticjse but to learn and to show
L1$S:X& leTul" wnnrbaCof ' friendliness The middle wall of par
a kindred school Mark Twain i of course, tSc , tition is broken down and we should walk
inster craftsman, and Jerome h Jeroire n a over the place where It used to be The
humble, but v ell meaning apprentice ror cam i next step is to show them bj' our lives
storj of destruction. Both vessels wore
given up for lobt long ago Manv loit j ;s tonnage, 22.S11, value of vessels and
schooners and barge-, have added largelj ( cargoes. ?916,S9i1, loss on Tessels and ear
to the list of fatalities ( goes $SS.4C0, number of persons on board,
The British steamship Vmdabala, from 93-. number of lives lost. 121
Rouen for Philadelphia, was lost in Janu- Totals Number of vessels lost 168. ta
arj last Her crew wa picked up by th nage 17.648. value of vessels and eargs.
steamship Pans, and all were rescued but SI 6b3,3i3, loss on vessels and cargoes. $1
onc man i 514,380; number of persons on board. 1.118;
Tne ill-fatd teamship Alleghanv left I number of lives lost.
Philadelphia for Dunkirk via New York
and Halifax, In comnand of Captain Mc
Cilverj, who had with him a crew of
twentj-cight men bhe was lost in the
IIis fiirnli VIiiiii I'ns Six TIionvii ml
UullnrM to Iti'ar It.
(1 torn the Xen ork World)
sl thnninnrV rinllnps is what Miss Sarah
E Adams, of Norwalk. Conn . paid out of a ' Fcbruarj gale, which swept the north At
snug little estate valued at S10.000 to un- Iantic with great violence
derstand hei genealogical tree For tint i The British steamship GalHna. which left
sum she was enabled to know her history J Philadelphia for Sligo. was lost cu her
from the time of the Revolutionary War, , outward run The crew were all picked
and she sajs she would have willingly up bj the British steiniship Menolmee.
snent the rest of it tracing her forefathers I and landed at London on Julj 19
back to the old Norman dajs, but Judge AH hands were lost on the bar'c Anita I some. A railroad companj- is how coo
Sejmour, of the probate court of Fairfield , Berwind. which left Philadelphia in March i structing its lines on both sides but little
county. Conn , thought she knew sufficient,
V Floating: Hnllronil Ttuim-1.
(From the New Aork Times
What may interest raerican engtaeocs
is the fact that the Porte has a scheme
on foot to tunnel nnder the Boephorus.
There is an enormous trafT.c between the
two sides of the Bosphorus, and the delay
caused by the opening and shutting of tha
bridge of boats, which forms now the only
means of communication, is very trouWe-
oay bc obtained from inj druggist. Sec
that a FR1 TE UEVENl E STAMQ cov
rc the neck of the bottle.
Every one Bitters.
BALTIMORE, Jan. 1. John Skelton
Williams was In Baltimore Saturday in
furtherance of the plans for the consoli
dation of the Seaboard Air Line, Georgia
and Alabama, Florida Central, and Penin
sula Southbound, and other railroad prop
erties in the South Mr. Williams said
that work upon the various extensions of
the greatci Seaboard sjstem was being
pushed as rapidly as possible. Referring
pie, have jou heard about the man who wantul
to hue the lubber boots?"
The rnjhsliman had not heard it
"A man went into a ehop and asked for a pair
of rubber boots and expressed anvietv as to
whether thev were made of pure roller The
salesman told him that thev were Mill i10 wai
diatifkd, and expressed doubt about it "Vhv,
juft let me tell vou.' the salcman said 'we old
a pair of boots just like these the other dav to a
nun who was working on a steeple He went
right out of this shop with them on and went
up on the top of a steeple and went to work,
and it wasn't half an hour before he fell on" He
muck the ground with Ins feet anil he kept
bounding for three davs. and thev finalh had to
shoot linn to keep him from starving to death "
"Is that all," said the hnahshman
"Whv, of courc, it's all"
'And what is there funnj about that'"
tint our religion Is a better one I am
afraid that in the ejes of Heaven Chris- J
tians thioughout the ages aje, and down
A SURE CURE FOR CROUP.
(From Household Words.)
"Maud sajs she is madlj in love with her new
"Hubl Another case where man i displaced by
Greeting; From 'Phone K!4.
IIippj New lear, full of jrood cheer.
From the brewers oi Heunch's good beer.
'I went j -flv c "lenrs Conxtnnt
Ithout n rnilnre.
The fiist indication of croup is horse
ness. and in a child subject to that disease
it maj be taken as a sure sign of. the ap
pioach of an attack Following this hoarse
ness is a peculiar rough cough. If Cham
berlain s Cough Remedy is given as soon
ah the child becomes hoarse, or even after
the croupj cough appears, it will prevent
the attack It is used in many thousands
of homes in this broad land and never dis
appoints the anxious mothers. We have
jet to learn of a single instance in which
It has not proved effectual. No other prep
aration enn show such a record twenty
five years' constant use without a failure
For sale bv Henrv Rvntis uhrlpsn?A And
' all druggists
and appointed a conservator of her property
so thatshe could waste no more of it.
This step was urged bj her brothers,
Charles Francis Adams and John Adams
C F. Adams conducts a grocerj store in
Greenwich, Conn He Is of a practical turn
of mind. Mr. Adams sajs he knows noth
ing of his genealogical tree and cares less.
"It isn't what jou used to he; it's what jou
arc today," is Mr. Adams waj of thinking.
He sajs the latest quotations on eggs and
codfish interest him more than his ances-
trj. But hia eister, who is fiftj -eight jears
old, thinks differently. "To me the storj
of mj forefathers and their labors in build
ing the foundation of my countrj is a rare
study," she sajs.
Miss Adams is a good-looking woman of
medium stature, with hair just tinged with
grey and kindly blue eyes. She has a
pleasant suite of rooms In a big house on a
stylish street in Norwalk and lives alone.
FnnioiiN Orcheatrn IcaIrrn.
(From the Kanas City Star.)
lean Lamoureu, the best known orchestral
leader in France, who died suddenly on Thurs
daj, was inaialj responsible for the production
ot Wagner's works at the Paris National Opew
House in the face, of a riotous oppo-itlon some
jears ago LatnoureiiT directed the most perfect
"orchestra in the worjd, his series of concerts
every winter being a great social as well as
musical event He produced "Tristan and Iwlde"
for the first time in trance two nionths ago,
djing three dajs after the last performance. On
(he same daj loaeph Dupont, tha farrous Bel
gian orcheftri leader, died suddcnlj in Uni-sels,
two hours alter Lamoureux, wnoe menu ne was
for Porto Rico Nothing has ever been j real profit is expected until the lines ean
heard from the bark Industrie, which left j be connected. Hitherto this has ben iw
this port in Jinuirj for Lisbon. Tho Nor- I possible, as the existing bridge are
wegian bark Prince Edward, which left fiis ( scarcely large enough for the oriinary
port in June for Honolulu, was also Io t j passenger travel, to sav nothing of the
with all on board, and the same rale wa ( constant interruption Tunnellag by the
met by those who manned the Dutch birk
Columbus, which sailed from Java on Au
Eiist 17 for Philadelphia Twelve of the
crew of the German bark Johan Frlednch,
from Philadelphia for Cette, were lost dur
ing the abandonment of tho vessel at sea.
Eig'U of the crew of the bark Iodines
were drowned on October 21. when the
vease" was aDonucncu on ner run xruui
ordinary way is not to be thought e. a
the water i3 extremely dep, with twety
or thirty feet of mud at the bottom En
gineers of this age are not to bo lightly
baffled, ho vever.
The chief engineer of .he Porte has km.
gested a means of lvlnjc the problem He
proposes to suspend or float a twin! at
about thirtj-five feet below the surfaei f
Greenland to Philadelphia, and five of the the water, allowing uninterrupted pMsago
crew of the Philadelphia schooner W. M. to vessels of the largeat tanaage. Ta
Bird lost their lives off Cape Hatterns in , Golden Horn has no tido. The Uibb1 w to
November, including Capt in Berrett. the i be a wrought iron tube about tea fet in
u ameter anu i.zuu ieer. :ong ine graoiant
at each end would be fifty. It wottiti
weigh about 600 tons, maximum weight
master of the vessel
Other lofeses were the rhidclphia
schooners C. M. Patterson, E. I.- Cottmg
ham, R. W. Dasej, Minnie Bergea. Arcn i of anj tram. 400 tons, coaer-te and lining.
Reppard, R. S. Derbj. and the coal bargee
Emma T. Crow ell and Cactu3. The two
last named were lost in Delaware Bay.
NEW ENGLAND'S RECORD.
scarcely second to the French leader.
Vejiseln, CnrgueH, nntl I,hw Lost Dnr-
liiK l.nHt A car.
BANGOR, Me . Jan. 1. A comp.latlon of
the wreck statistics for the fiscal year
ended June 30, ISO'', show 3 that New Eng
land suffered terribly in that period, the
.States of Maine, New Hampshire, and Mas-
musical and moral place ' sachusetts having lost 166 vessels, valued.
I with their cargoes, at nearly 51.500,000, and
to overcome the buojancy of the lube, 1.70J
tons; water displacement 2.700 tons Hold
ing down chains of great strength wilt
neutralize the upward strain when the train
1b not passing. It is reported that a Rus
sian firm will furnish the structure. What
tl e firm has received as a guarantee of
payment is not stated.
Still in Training.
(From the Chic-age News.)
Brown Who was the fellow you weTe quarrel
il jr with Iat night7
Jones Oh. that a was a member of la't sea
son' baseball team.
Brown Did he hit you'
Jones- No. of course not but he struck at
me several timet.