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THE EVENING T13IES, WASHINGTON, jjftftNDAV, JANUAKY 1, 1900.
m mm wihb gbops 44 mi 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 as follows. "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 . iMm iffl MG I mm mm sMMk ' .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. Corset Covers. Made ot ixctptjonallv good quihtv of imip'in, perfect fitting and neutl fitnhel Ventalih a "Jcadir" at 5c Drawers. nmli oprn and tIoed Etjlcs, made of fine LriI of inlslin, finihlitd v uli hem and iluatcr of tuck" Vnotlitr "Itadei" at . 19c Corset Covers. Mail? of fine nnalitv nrwiin, with "V" (mat and lmtk, or iure front jmI high K: r"tty tmmtid with ewbroKiw A "Iwirffr" at 19c Choice, 25c, Woith :v.)c. 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 out rufllc COHSI.l COtns, ,adc of iniilin and rainliiic, Mjuaie, nd IhrIi neck; I-nm.li erHts aiwl linked front, finished with lace and eu.broidir rilKSUh, made of fine qulitv of iiiiiglin, ut full and flouim,', with hleral lietn-; fi nH tninmcd with vmbroidf-rj and d?ed ( 'hoice, 35c, AVorth r0e. 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 Ohoice, 49c, Woith oric. (.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 studied tuekh. 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 Choice 59c, Woith 7."c. 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. Choice, 75c, 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 nlttwa 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 Choice, 98c, Worth 91.SU. COItKT (OYHf, nuHlc nf th fctsfc r law k-, r V elar jrK M Jace ai ye l ewlirwrlcry fflhit; t- ith 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 s ee 36,412 Yards Edgings and Insertings. t 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 Lot 2. Lot 3. Lot 4. l-dc i srs rnd In scrunc worm up to J in, a rard 'or 6cS 1 nginps and In sertinjrs, wcrth up to 9c id, for a yd Fdsincs ind In Rcrtities worth up to 20e a ard, for 12: 5a 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. Flouiicingrs 2.1c to $1 a ard. t t 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 16c 5ad m -r 5 piece" of Ml Linen Sitm Damafk, in mv, 1000 pattern", worth $1 25 a Jar,1QQp 0nethird Off McCrum, Mercer & Watson's Linens. 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 Of -T7 !tici tiiis. iift. j tt) 40c a arI. i TOWELS, orth 25c each, for 1 Co ekzer of li em . 44 ciew Il'iail and open woik rood b e Tcwcls, I leiittitihed ;lr TOWELS, orth 12c and 1 5c, for lie. 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 Iloaw p-tteriis 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 .69c 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. A il iPWk 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 45c. 23 do'S siheet" r, pilar ti. ktBd, te aJilO, for re pilar i'K iad. for 34c. 50c. These pri rf, ie limited to the )Uiititir4 men little II be well i)ili a commercial uiip-i) wear 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 (ale at .mc 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- 39 r e 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"'' V forced bsck and fr nt t j ti d v teed ptifeet fittins ami a s.,,t i is i d anT the " intrv for ZK A I s,S. Wh IKA.T "sS i 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 MI iie 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 or pain to nines 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 rrn dhv 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 HCTj; 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 wine-producing countries "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 said" "'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 selves " "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 perished 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 follows. 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 Inactive Bowels. 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 phvlloxera. "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. ;Eood Hostetter's For Stomach 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. Uwc Competition. (From Household Words.) "Maud sajs she is madlj in love with her new wheel " "Hubl Another case where man i displaced by machinery." 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 Dupont occupied 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.