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FREE GARDEN AND TREE SEEDS. §
- How Some New Varieties May %
Be Obtained. %
The Gift of the Herald to Its Subscribers—Vegetables Which Double the Income of Truck
Farmers in the East.
By special arrangement with some of the leading seed houses of the world, The also been largely experimented with at the various state agricultural fairs throughout the -*9
Herald is able to give each of its cash subscribers (ouly those who receive the paper by country, with the same gratifying results. __^»
mail or express are included) a most valuable lot of FREE SEEDS. These seeds are Long-Sending LETTUCE-In shape this variety resembles the White Seeded Z^
Trf" ° f ? e PI T Giant leaves are firmer and more
t Cob blithe t tVTmium Tffef'evtfmad; V* f_ X **
on the Pacific Coast, and old as well as new subscriber.? may avail themselves of it. The vanety ' ItS leaves are Very cnSp and dehcloUS '
only requirement is a cash remittance. Those who have already paid in advance can Indian Bean Tree—A quick grower and a useful tree in every respect. Just the
have their subscriptions extended by remitting 50 cents on the weekly and 75 cents on thing for timber claims; grows on the dryest land.
the daily, andwin receive the seed package free of postage or other charge. A large Terusalem Corn -A new and valuable forage plant. Grows on the dryest land. _g
quantity of the seeds will not, of course, be sent to anyone, but sufficient to make a fair Tf • „ "!• s i v * 117 „ Tlni sunnort a cow Z__2
trial. No seeds sent without a request for them. The following is the list: Xt 18 Sald the growtn on half a S ° XI5 ° f ° ot lot WIH &lm S PP , -
Green and Goid Watpr Mm om a i, mo on . „ r . „ ~ . Cardinal Tomato.—This is a beautiful tomato, being of a brilliant cardinal red, _9
fir. ana^Th^oMs'^vrau;™. "* " wl,en ripe the of I^" t j r^™aJ , ?S C^r < iS 3
through, having no hard green core, like many others. In snape it is rounci, smooui aau
Hackensack Muskmelon.—A large melon; very prolific; rich in flavor; thick, solid.
juicy flesh. '
Siberian Cucumber.—Very early; grows from four to six inches in length; good ~o~"T" • j. jC TH, U .
color, firm and very crisp. * ' s Subscription Kates ot Ine Jneraia .
Jumbo Pumpkin.—An imported variety of immense size; very productive and a Tt M *i!i' tv tTt?t? at r> onp year Si 5o """-^
good keeper; flesh salmon colored; good for both cooking and stock feeding. S AII ' V g °™ $8 -°° W**"* HerALD ' ° ne y^""^ o ~~
5 b Daily Herald, six months 4.25 Wefkl y Herald, six months 1.00
Klein buGAR Beet.—This new German variety, as reported by Dr. H. W. Wiley Daily Herald, three months.... 2.25 *
of the United States Department of Agriculture, exceeds all others in the amount Daily Herald, one month 80 Weekly Herald, 3 mouths 50
of sucrose in its juice, and also in it. yield According to his analytical table, the yield OTTo-tmasters agents of Wells-Fargo, and newsdealers everywhere 3
of the Klemwanz-lebener was 22% tons of beets per acre, from which upward of 6200 1 o.,.masters, agems 01 vyeiis-i-argo, _ j .
pounds of sugar were extracted, being 400 pounds more sugar per acre than extracted are authorized agents of The Herald.
from any of five other varieties tested aud analyzed under the same conditions. It has ' 1 '
SOMETHING ABOUT THE UNIQUE SYS
TEM OF BROOKLYN.
The Board of Education of the City Spends
Nearly Ml 00,000 Every Year In Fitting
Out Pupil* For Their Studies—How the
Requisition* Are Made Up.
The thanks of nearly 100,000 pnbiic
ichool pupils of Brooklyn and their par
ents are due to the board of education
for at least one of tho features of that
body's administration—the free book
system. It is a fact not commonly known
that tho pupils of tho public schools in
this city are furnished with all the outfit
of books, slates and paper necessary
throughout their con rue at school free of
charge. To do thia entails an expense of
about $100,000 every year and a vast deal
of work in procuring and distributing
tho required supplies. Only one other
city in the state, that of Now York,
treats its school children as munificent
ly. The system has been in vogue in
Brooklyn for.so_e.y«srs and is found to
be so satisfactory that no change hi ex
pected or even considered at all.
The books used in this city's schools
are selected by tho board of education's
committee on studies, who report their
selections to the full board for confirma
tion beforo the books are finally listed.
There are now on tho catalogue of text
books and works of whatever Bort for
which need is found to exist in the
schools upward of 1,000 different kinds
of books ranging from primers to ab
struse works on philosophy. The list
Includes a variety of algebras, arithme
tics, books on astronomy, bookkeeping,
chemistry, civil government, composi
tion and rhetoric, dictionaries in Eng
lish and several otfcer languages, books
on elocution, etymology, geography, ge
ometry, grammar, history, languages,
literature, methods of teaching, physiol
ogy, readers, maps, charts, ropy books,
drawing books, tnnsic books and charts,
science and natural philosophy and sup
The modus operandi of getting the
right books in the right quantities to tho
several schools is this: Tha principal of
a school makes up from reports furnished
by his subordinates a requisition which
is written out on a blank form with the
titles of the books, nrades for which they
are to be used, and the price of each book,
and the total for the whole requisition.
Demands for maps, globes, charts, dic
tionaries, blaakboords, janitors' supplies,
etc., must bo approved by the chairmen
of the local committees. The requisi
tions after passing the committee on li
braries are scat to the secretary of the
board of education, George G. Brown,
who controls the distribution of the sup
plies for the schools.
The requisitions are tabulated once a
week, and npon the basis of the result
ot the tabulation orders aro made out
u-<—i tlie nubMRViPTf. trftcV <-.f -in-™ for '
tity of books being carried in stock. All
the books are delivered at tbe bookroom
in the office building of the hoard of ed
ucation, where they are counted, and
each one is stamped "Property Board of
Education, City of Brooklyn," and en
tered on the receiving book. The clerks
make up tbe orders for the several
schools, and the packages are sont to
their destinations by express.
A separate account of books received
and returned is kept at the headquarters
of the board of education with each
school. Tbo boohs are charged to the
principals, who in tnrn charge them to
the teachers, the latter keeping track of
the disposition of the volumes among
the pupils. When tho books become un
fit for use, they aro turned in and re
bound if expensive, and if cheap sold
for waste pnper. All books when they
cannot be used any longer, whether fit
for rebinding or not, must be returned
to the board of education. If pupils
willfully destroy them, they are obliged
to pay for others to replace the books de
stroyed. In the case of books lost by
pupils the teaoherß are vested with a cer
tain degree of discretionary power
touching what measures if any shall bo
taken to mako good the loss.
How long tho average srhoolbook lusts
is a mutter for speculation. The life of
tho average book differs with the locality
of the school and 1 tbe character of the
pupils. In torno sections, for instance,
the boors are converted into playthings
for the baby at homo, while in others
tho greatest pride is manifested in pro
serving the books clean and unimpaired.
So, too, a geography of a good kind
will last frequently several years, vhiJo
one season of work is generally the limit
of endurance of a primer. Whatever
may be tho total number of books used
up in a year, it is certain that the em
ployees of the board who handle them
haven't an overplus' of leisure. From
tho middle of January till March 1 three
express wagons are kept constantly on
the move distributing tho packages to
The number of pupils on register is
I about 98,800, so that the per capita cost
| for books is only a.little ovorsl per year.
!In the primary grades, where a large
portion of tho total registry is found,
many of the youngsters require only
slates and primers. Higher up, however,
in the grammar schools and high schools
the cost of'books for each pupil, if it
were not borne by the board, would
range from:lsi? or $4 to $7 or pi per year,
so that the free book system is universally
regarded as a boon to the public school
children. —Brooklyn Eagle.
Crank* on Haircutting.
The crank on tho subject of hairo_t
ting—you've all met him! The word
form of haircutting crankism is ; i
bly tho man with-a poetical fancy i:o
tries to stick a barber by asking ! ■ et
his hair cut-in some unheard of fusion.
I hada man come in once and ask for an
"inshoot;" sometimes it's a "landscape
garden." It was only last week that a
big, lonir youngster came in and
LOS ANGELES HERALD. SUNDAY MORNING. M5_V 28.:1893.
Surh a Tiling aa Too Muoli Dignity.
It is all very woll for a traveling man
to be on his dignity, but if ho overdoes
it ho is apt to encounter tho fall before
which, wo are told, prido goeth. When
I first wont on the road, I had a mortal
objection to tho word "'drummer" and
resented the term whenever applied to
mo. On my second journey I called upon
an old fashioned merchant in ft Texas
town whoso name was on our books and
to whom my predecessor had always sold
largo bills. I introduced myself with a
good deal of dignity and handed him my
"Oh, you're 's new drummer," ro
markod the old gentleman in a some
what patronizing tone. I was nettled
considerabl}-, and correcting him said:
"No, lam their traveling man. lam
not a 'drummer.'"
Tho merchant was quite as good at
repartee as I was, and looking at nic
half in pity and half in contempt he
said with a sneer, which ho made no at
tempt to disguise:
"Oh, that's so, is it? Well, I was look
ing out for 's drummer, but if you
ain't he I've nothing for you."
No amount of persuasion or apologiz
ing had any effect on the old gentleman,
to whom the representative of a rival
house sold a first class bill tho same aft
ernoon. Tho lesson was not thrown
away on me, and now a man can call
me a Hottentot, provided he accompa
nies the salutation with a good order. —
Cor. St. Louis Globs-Democrat.
Three Great Navigator*.
To review the work of Columbus
without referring to that of Vespncius
and Magellan would leave the story of
new sea and world discovery discon
nected and incomplete. This will be
patent when it is remembered that,
though a believer in tho rotundity of tho
earth, it was not Columbus but Magel
lan who first physically demonstrated
that fact by circumnavigation. And Ma
gellan might have failed but for the pre'
vious work of Vespncius. The latter
had explored the Atlantic coast of South
America farther south than any of his
predecessors, and the south Atlantic
ocean eastward to tho islands of South
Georgia, nearly to the parallel of Cape
By this journey Vespucins demonstrat
ed with a considerable degree of cer
tainty that the strait, which had for some
years been looked for, leading to the
elusive unknown sea that bounded the
eastern coast of Asia, was not to be found
through the new lands of the west north
of 54 degrees south, at all events. The
mouth of the Amazon, the bays of Rio
Janeiro and of the La Plata had been
explored and were found. to contain
fresh water, so that thror%h none ef
these could an entrance to the unknown
sea on the farther west be found.—
Thomas Magee in Californian.
Hank Notes a Very Old feature.
It is a mistake to suppose that the
hawk nose is confined to Hebrew own
ers, thoup-h tbe perKlsten<-e of the qual
adorns. A pictorial addition to the his
tory of these noses was recently discov
ered in a graphic caricature drawn by
the clerk of the court on the edge of a
fifteenth century record of a plaintiff
whoso nationality the least expert "nas
ologists" would have at once detected,
without the legend, "Aaron filius dia
boli," which the ( artist had been at pains
to inscribe beneath it. But the "hawk
nose" is at least-equally tho possession
of the Syrian and tho Syrian Arab, as it
was of the PhtEnician of old—all shrewd,
money gotting races.
Vespasian possessed it in perfection,
and though it is news to us that when
young ho "retrieved his ruined fortune
by horse dealing, a science always no
torious for its unscrupulous dealing and
sharp, dishonest practice," he was de
scended from a thoroughly business par
ent and bequeathed his carefulness in
money matters to his son Titus.—Lon
The "Basin" of au Apple.
One end of tho apple bears the name
of "basin" and contains the remnants
of the blossom—sometimes called the
eye of the fruit. This part of the apple
is deep in some varieties and shallow and
open in others. This is tho weakest point
in the whole apple as concerns the ques
tion of the keeping quality of the fruit.
If the basin is shallow aud tbe canal to
the coro firmly closed, there is much less
likelihood of the froit decaying than
when it is deep, and the evident opening
connects the center of tho fruit with the
surface. —Professor B. D. Halsted in
Popular Science Monthly.
A OtgsmUe Tombstone.
One of the largest tombstones in the
worM is to be found over the grave of a
Georgia hermit named Scarlett, who be
fore he died selected a monstrous gran
ite bowlder, 100 by 250 feet, and directed
that he be buried under it. A small
cave was essavated beneath this minia
ture mountain, Scarlett directing the
work. It remained thns for some years,
and when he died he was entombed
there, and the bowlder remains as his
headstone.—New York Recorder.
Unties at lione Neglected.
Rev. Mr. A , in Felin'a Grove, Pa.,
had just commencod his sermon one
Sunday morning when a boy some ft or
9 years of age got up, and walking
straight up to tho minister asked in a
voice loud enough to be heard by the
congregation: "May I go home? I forgot
to feed tho pigs." Consent was given,
but the effect upon the minister as well
as upon the congregation was far from
A Pnapict of a Lively Time.
"Will you apologize for blowing
smoko in that lady's face?"
"Very well, I intend to thrash yon,
and before I do I think it only fair to
tell you thai lam Tranjan, the heavy
weight rusher of Harvard."
"That'n all right, young feller. I'm
Settled an Old WarHMM>
John liatlcy, who lives about four
miles from TriinWe, Toon., is one of lho
happiest men m tbe county. Tho cans©
was the receipt by ejcpreas-of-jSW*, not a
cent of which he expected-taieoeive.
In 1864 a squad of tho Fifty-fourth
Pennsylvania cavalry, who weroont cm
a scout endeavoring to learn something
of tho movements of General fforrest,
camped at a spring .near Mr. Railey's
residence. Tho following morning be
fore departing they rode up*to Railey's,
%11 but mm, who was walking. The man
on foot went to the barn and led out
the finest horse there. Raitey exposto
lated in vain.
"Let that horse loose. I wouldn't
take $210 for that horse, you low down
Yankee thief," he angrily exclaimed.
"Don't worry yorffself sq, pardner, 1 '
mildly replied the soWier. "You see,
my horse died last night, and.l am bound
to have another. If I were .to dopend mi
my feet to get me out of this country,
Forrest would getme sure." And he took
At. that time Bailey was wel> o£f, bul
now ho is poor. Recently bB received a
letter signed Prank K. Waftdran, which
contained $886\, the-piircfcasevarue of Ure
horso and'the accumulated interest. Mr.
Walldran lives ia Iteadmg, Pa., and
though fer a long time himself the vic
tim of adversity is now well to do and
has at last fc_nd himself abk* to pay for
the horse he took so marry years-ago.—
Cor. Chicago Inter' Ocean.
A Vetwuil Call on the President,
"I am 90 years old and wojs heroin
the days of Webster and Calhoun. I
simply called to see the president and
pay my respects."
This was the statement made to the
doorkeeper at tho While Hoaee>recerrtay
by an old man whose hair was snow
white, whose term -was bent with age,
but whose step was flwn as that oi any
of the callers who chnihedHbo stairway.
The venerable visitor was
Bradbury of Maine. He was not read
ily recognised by the doorkeeper, so he
was requested to wait out in the corri
dor until some of the senators and rep
resentatives who thronged the cabinet
room had been dsspoadd of by the presi
dent. The mistake was afterward cor
rected, aad Mr. Bsadbury was invited to
take a more comfortaWo and esatted
seat in t.bo caihoefcroom. Hr*_rar>>hini
self known to DeniKill
of Minnesota, in turn introduced
him to several eoegaßßsmen, who lis
tened interestedly to his recoilectiona of
congressional life many ago.—
• 1 1 "
The B««e-Wi Omn>«ar TWrIStT.
Is the speudfingpow_r of the British peo.
plo diininis-ing, or are we, as a nation,
learning toe paiftfal lesson oi tfcrtft in lit
tle things? Kis fact incar
nection with the holiday eeasan that at a
large place of' London entertaifamenfcthe
receipts in tbe w_jßsotn»t department
on Boater Monday were rower than in
previous years by about 2?>per cent. Tho
were orderly, sober and in eerery wa£
well behaved. Yet, for some reatam or
other, they or their families did not-ap
pear to stand in as much need of solid
and liquid, wnristmientns in times gone
by. Thr3>fafidng off > *t may be remarked,
was not only or chiefly m arcohotm
drinks. It extended with equal severity
to the nonintoxicating cup of tea and
the harmless, necessary sandwich.—Lon
Blindfolded For the Wedding Ceranmr^
Some unusual evidence was adduced
before Judge COlrtnt* in tho divorce case
of Nathan Laborieh against Sarah L&
borich. The complainant testified that
he married the defendant in Russia; that
according to the laws of that country he
was not permitted to see his vole, and
that both of tho contracting partSes- wera
blindfolded when the ceremony, which
took place in a dark room, was per
formed. The marriage, he said, was ar
ranged by the parents of his wife-and
himself, and his parents were imposed
npon, as he discovered that his wife was
of unsound mind. He came to this coim
try and placed her-tn an asylum. Later
she was removed to Elgin, where she is
at present. A decree was granted.—-
Glad to iOeet-the Brinee.
Albert E. Goelph, otherwise known as
the Prince of Wales, will, it auaid, visit
Chicago and the Worfd's fair. Glad to
have him come. His sister, Mis. Leu
Lome, was in tho *amo c#B- and modest
tour of the oaantry in lift! aad was
pleased with the visit. AU of Mrs.
Grtelph's cbnVrreo, gOenrieialdaea aflfl
mmM as the old
lady hermit, wifl reexwae a cjood o%i
fashioned, American wekMrraaifthr»y will
come oarer and see tbe greatest? coirttfery
%m earth.—Dayton Times.
Mr. Afltw oesms-qwiteto he qualifying
as an Englafliman. Vibrio the feist few
months li« >ae-acqnted tui English news
paper, a line London TrevTaMon and a
Thames -conntry seat. It may be won
dered how tbe Americans like all this.
Talk of Irish -abrarrtieeitßo! But what of
the American milHorioiras who draw
their hooao rents in New
their money in England?—flt. Jamca*Ga
Mora -JntsaaaOns "Than tin tSmix.
It ie reported thotiGooat Tbjatoi.rthie
Russian novehßt, will visit the Wbrld*s
fair. If he cornea, show.on
earth will pesent no o*»ioct ajonemtei -
eating than thu man wbo hasvrfuxvtaatly
put kujrsy- and- ea»?«bf .bzod him to-bring
hinieeafiin tooth with tho 'rarnnyaa,- peo -
pie an*) cany oat tbe htuueurtariaa idea
laid down is . the Christiananstem oythe
great-eierotdar.—Kanaas Crty Star.
The ntini—Mji «fAin«»i,
Bishop William Stevens Perry of lowa
in a sermon at Birtfalo-a few days ago lie
reported to havoeaid that weowe nothing
to either ;CWnmbus or Spain for the ths-
o-vrrn- of America. Tbo honor toelorsp'.Vl
"*"fLOW€R3 WITHOUT FfRHT.
Prune thout}w wordr, tbesthoirgbtat ojrlroJ
Tuat o'er Hhee wmlkagui Mxwoog.
The; wtU aonOem «rttWn tbj esul
And changyj to DwrpoßO Anoug. "
But he whale*B«totelii*gJWoy''-
In soTWmttrJons ftjw
Bhrluke whe_ haj<f srj—ioesninst boA>na
Fail he rjipaaeßt«teatKTnoro.<a,CT»hraT»
Whoro hearts and wills aro wnighod I 1
Than I.rifihtest tranr.port'SKHjoic-rstjiraserr
Which bloom-then- hoar <
—JoUn Heat7.Sowinan. j
A Dlscuaeion Over White Cats.
"Yes," saiQ .the rnanjby tboiwindoWj'
Who overhear &, our conversation, "it]?,
true every time, gentlemen, that*. wMta
cats are deaf."
"Provo it," said ,ono crtahjapaTtjwhcrj
had beeu Vn,< theory.
"I can prove itsks easy as rttlftag off- a
log. My old auntdowrvjn ;tho<ewe''of"
Maine raised a'wMte cafe and'sfte's aUvo'
and kicking yet, fur's I know—the cat.
not my aunt—and she tolftnie—my 4 annt,)
not the cat—that the animal was so fleaf
she could not hear the. clock strike—J
"That's nothing;" satd a .man on- , tha
other side of the oa* vahp had- been
Ing intently. "It don't prove that' thoJ
hull race, of whito-cate'isidteef. Why?woj
had a writto.esfcm.ejcp- family—raised 'im
my self—and ifchaaid? soiwell* we' MW
stop the qlock."
Thero was a -long silence;, then some
one piped feebly:
"Why?' 1 •
"Because she thought every tick was a
mouse in the wall, and she tore all thsj
wall paper off trying to get at it."
No one said a word for about an hour;!
then the man who knew white cats-were'
deaf spoke out:
"Boys," ho saad solemnly, "give,. hint]
the belt. "—Detent- Free- Press. J
GtftaJtar Site Sick. i
"It is difficult to tell from outward*
conditions," says a constant visitor of
the sick and suffering, "Just what will!
bring most pleasure to an invalid. V
took jelly, fruit and wine to a desti-i
tute consumptive whose appetite needed*!
encouraging witrcait provoking a grata-!
ful smile. But when I followed a chancel
confession that she-was fond of flowers
with a bunch of white hyacinths her"
face glowed with twnpiaeJe. t triad the
flowers on a cultured well to do blind
woman of my acquaintance. She scarce
ly noticed them, hot the dainties that
the ignorant giri had aafosed the lady
fell upon-with the in lanHj of a weafT"
This philanthropist neglected to take,
into consideration in ter work that till:
important factor in tha relief of soffax
ing—what part decay has preyed npon.
In the case of the consumptive, disease
had coranvned the vital nature past de
sire to the greater <|r»iflmrLi»gr 0 f the
spiritual On the other hand, the blind
woman's appetite was stimulated to ab
normal activity hy the rnttrnury that
shut her off from the sights which pro
mote the soul's growth—New York