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Badness Cards, one inch earless, one year, Cards in Business Direotory, one year, 'Leal aud business notices will be charged ant8 per line for the first insertion. Z flve co Jsper line for each additional pMttion. ooxoasaiMtR 8tb pibtiot: Bon L W. Moore, of Fayette County. 0O..L.W. i;0(ls&rB ibt..ot: Joo W. B Burgee, of Quadelup. Oo. MF1IITTIV 91T niKuict: - -r un.h. of Have Co. ".'J."' Blltn. of U.ldw.il Co. Ol.TSIOT OOOBT Till 01KTHIOT. . - ....u-.n.n-r. Pronldlnx Judge, LaOrang. J.'l'. Bethany, AUorn.y, Au.tln Co. Till! Or MOiniBO oour. in.-l.t Monday. In March nd September. May Ktloa threo week.. uvu Id. R. Kone, Jndge County Court, 7- n a..... flnnnlv Clerk. Taoe.j'.P.el. Dlatrlol Clerk. .B. McBride, uouuiy .,vi. J.I. Davla. Sheriff. in jnhnion. County Treaeorer. 1.1. rortaon, Asaoasor. Olio Qrooa, Burv.yor. .i...i, I, T. B. Fourqnr..u, Oomml.eloner Preolnor Wo. i. J. T. nuforth. .... a' J. W. Thorn, J, ,, 4 I?. 'taiiiuf jastlee of lh. P.jc. Precinct 5o. 1. 1. IT. Benner ' ' ,, n. I. If. Thorn " lt ,, J. 0. Rowe ,. j LLeioneweber, uontoie pri--- 1 L. Kaafr. T t, n.un, ,.a nii,i amd Pnnoiuot 0oo Uonnty (jonriior uriminei, vivm - , "i. nio-si-4lh Mondaye In Jeuuary, April, July, uoio- Commli.IonerOourt-ldMondyio February. Bay, Augnet end November. j.. in ju.tlce Court, Preclnot Ho. 1-Latt Monday in lich mouth, at San U arcoe. ., Freo not ho.i a rriaay in ".""'" 7u 8 Sd " Wlmberley'e Mill. " 4 th Saturday Dripping Springe, nirr orrlOBKB. Miyor-H.mmett Hardy. ; n.d fl. John- .. t n.ni Nri J. L. Green, r. . Imlth, Dan Holhelni and Wm, (Meteu. lie8or ana t;oi lecior, u. tribal J. a. lurner. met Commlaaloner -M; . T. CbMtjIn. . Oouneil meela the nrsi nean.u - - . vnkii. anhl Trnateea meet flrat Tueaday in eaou enlh at the Maior'a ofllce. CIIIJKCnEN. nn,.n. n hi... .i the Wethodlat Cburcb D. BOOtt, Kaator. unujr owm. -- - -- Z. " o..-i.oant. Teacher, meet- Inr Wedneadar. 7-SO p. m. Servlco lor the L.nea Irld .4 I. m. Woman'. Aid Society, Thuraday. 4p,n,. Woman'.. Mi..u.ry aoc . , y. ... , yrliayln in. moniu, at 4-30 p.m. BAPTIST-S.rvlce. In the B.ptUt Church every taster. 8J 8"""" 9:" m. Thini Ham aud 8 o m Prayer meeting every rnura Ja, evening atP8 "clock Seat, are free, .very M, I. invited to attend ''V. Tu. Faster, PRKSBTTIU1 AS .-Service. Jnd and 4 th nch month. Hev. 8. J McMurray. paator. Sunday lcho.1 .very Sabbath at 9:30 a.m. Praver Meet In. .vary Thur.day at 1:30 p, m. All are Invited to attend. CHH1ST1AB. HO regular f--; .-..'," ... laoday School at a. m. A cordial Invitation ex tended to all. ,, PKOTBSTNTBPl8COPAL.-Rov. Oliver Wlln P..tor. Service, th.lat and SrdSundaya la eab nomb. Sunday aehool every Sunday. CATnOLlU.-aervice. 4th Sundajr in eaehmunth. lev. Kather Smith Pa.tor. ABB1VAI, AND DEPARTURE OF, TO AND FROM SAN MARCOS P08T OFFICE. Mall, from Au.tln arrive at 9.05 a. m. and 8:00 I m.; eloe. at 8:35 a. m. and TOO p. a. Sell, from Ban Antonio arriv. at 7:40 a. m. and 1:36 p. m.: close at 7:10 a. m. and 5:05 p. m. M.ll.from Uckh.rt arrive at 7:25 a. m,; and 5.15 p. ., clnae at 8:10 a. m. and t:5 p. m. baling, arrive, at IS M., .loaea at r. Above mall, arrive and depart dally. Blanco, via Wlmberley-Arrlve. Monday. Wed awd.y and Friday, at 7 r. Oep' Tne.day, Tlarwiiy and Saturday at A. M. orrica norm.. flo.er.1 Delivery rrom 8 A. M.. to II . f IP. M.toS P. M. .xc.pt during dl.inoutlon .f JIlM.ad on Sundaya and holiday.. Opaa o. adaya thirty minutea after dlatrluollos .1 aco 1 the prl.clp.l alU.H Mo)IE4Si. p. M. . i h.iia. a. n rrftt. u D. A. GLOVEB, PBEfilDENT W. D. WOOD, VICE PBE8T. TOM H. GLOVER, OiBHIEB. Glover National Bakk OP HA SlBCO. Capital raid Up $60,000. Authorized Capital, $150,000. Oeaeral Da.klng Bwlaraw Traaaaeteal. Ae- ef aarckaau. Firm, and ladlvidaaia alloiiM U1BCTOKB. W. T. WOOD. W. O. HTJTCHI80M. . V. HUTCHIXa, OEO. T. MOOEHtS. . A. OUITKB. O. W. P0AX0- Jij28iy I ED. i. U QUEEN, HAMMETT HABDT. pksst. vicm rassr E. L. THOMAS, Cakmim. First watiokal Bank nr aa vlAltf 'lM. kp'-Ul Stxk Paid Up, - $ 80.OCO. Aithorlzed Capital, - - 250,000. SaUlRg KtaMt. CalMctia. ... .wt.,.11. rai lie. . m - - blttCTOCS. .J-T. T.ar J ... o. TV.i.eaw. r eorerT B uav. J. w. Macat- J. fc. Cast- W BUSINESS DIRECTORY. BANKERS. GLOVER NATIONAL BANK OF 8AN UarooB, North Bide Plaza. FIRST NATIONAL BANK of Ban Mar ooa, Southeast Corner Plaza. JE WELJl TAND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. GEO. W. KNIGHT, near South-west ooruer Plaza. DENTISTS. D 11. J. H. COMBS, Judge Wood's New Building, upstairs. DRUGGISTS. RAYNOLDS ft DANIEL, North side Plaza. DRY GOOD J & GROCERIES. T T. TALBOT, Next door to First National Bunk. J OHNSON & JOHNSON, Northwest cor. plaza. "pvAILEY & BUO., Southwost Corner naza. GROCERIES. R W.LEAVELL,SouthBidePublIo Plaza rpHOMLAS TAYLOE East Side Plaza. H ABDY & CO., North side Plaza WA TCJTMAKER8 & JR WELER8. W. H. BOBBINS, North side Plaza. GROCERIES fc HARDWARE. -y"M. GIESEN, Month side plaza. MILLINERY. M KS. RICHARDSON, nearly opposite Nance's Furniture store. " SADDLES AND HARNESS. JR. PORTER, North Side the Square. DBS. J. H. AND J. W. COMBS, OFFICE: North Side Public Square, Nnu Marces. - Texr C. C. ITS E AD, Succettor to El. Christian t Co. Dealer in Sash, Doors, Blinds, LUMBER and Shingles. SAN MARCOS, - - - TEXAS. jnlty Isaac H. Julian, NOTARY PUBLIC, SAN MARCOS, TEXAS. Letter, of Inquiry concerning any matter f be. ncae or local Intere.t, accompanl.d by a .tamp for ply. will rac.lv. prompt attention. aa-Offloe Fax. Panes Building. EVERY HOUSEKEEPER NEEDS Prononncwl gln nd araln Th Bit,"M It U tbe .tju iLnmAMttft Journal In Amirlci. MOW I VOIIKOI'FOK IUITir la -mna.ttiai fi Anlv 0 U is IUUI a a- - - -j FIFTEEN CENTS. T.arly aubacriplioo. 1.W. . Sampl. copy Ire Addrtea -run noNKiioi.it. Bralllfb.ro, VI. C. J. SHUMAKE & CO., Baeceeaor. U R. v.n Boawkmasn- a M 1000 Coaareee Ave..., AUSTIN TEXAS. . . j - waller If thsl krttt ,U I. . Period icaUWaad; .M rebW TYPE METAL Makes Superior Babbittixg. fAKa ffkSW ftwa-wS OlT'Ctt PIAiMOS-ORGAKS rtrtl. BMtrvl ra mm, aer. dafMl a MASOH & HAMLIN s Mi! Obcam and Piano Co. PXBTC. WT01I. CBXAW Absolutely Pure. Thle powder eer varlea. A model of psrlly thao ibe ordioarj kiodB.andoao oot b sold to com! pelllloa with the muUltod.ol loir ten, horl weigh ' .luu.orpho.pbal. powder.. Sold only In .an , voviL lima Pownaa On.. lnS Wall St.. B . T. ror Sal. in Ban Mareoa. ny a ninui at iu, CORONAL INSTITUTE San Marcos, Texas. A BOARDING SCHOOL FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. FACULTY OF COMPETENT AMD EX PERIENCED TEACHERS. Full JUerary, " Scientific and business Courses, Special Facilities in Music, Art, Spanish and Sook-keepin(t, Dmlng the pre.ent aummer tbo boiidinga have been thoroughly repaired and a hand.onie third tnrr. will, inanaard root aoueo. auoromg aaip.e JnrmllA.lAl fn. wniltllF IftlltB. BOAKD, iuclndloK fuel, llgbta and waahlng, $13 60 par month. Other ratea are moderate. Annual acaiion uettlna tbe flrat Monday In Sep tember. For catalogue and further particular, ad dreaa, A. A. THOMAS. President. , augSly K. SCHULZE Carriage Painter and Trimmer Carriages, Hacks, and Basics Bepainlcil and Made As (id as Nar. I keep all the beet materiel, oo hand In Varnishes. Paints AND Trimming Goods. I do you all I promlee, and give you all aatlafactloo GiTCountry Orders Promptly Filled. dec 10-89-tf. DRS. STARKEY & PALEiVS Treatment by Inhalation. TRAOC MARK RniSTBtTlT 1628 Axohi Street, ftUlad'a, Pa. For Conenmptlon. Aatbma, Bronobiiia. Dyspepaia. Catarrh, Hay Frver, Headache, Debility, kh urn ailem, Neuralgia and all ebronlo aud nervona dla ordrre. "The or I (final and only genuine Compound Oxygen Treatment," Dr.. Starkey A Palen have been uiing for the laat twenty yeara, la a .oleniiflo e'ljmtment of the elemonla of Oxtgen and Nitrogen magneilted and the compound ia conden.ed and mad. portable that it l aent all over the world, Dr.. Starkey aV Palen have the liberty to refer to tbe folluwlng named well known peraona who have tried their treatment: HOB. WV. D. KELLEY. Member of Congre.., Phlla RKV VICTOR I.. CON RAD. Ed Lutn'n Oba'ver Phlla. KKV.CH AS. CUSUISG. D. D. Koeheater, M. T. HON. WM. P. NIXON. Kd Inter-Ocean Chicago. III. W. H WORTH! NGTON. Ed New Houih. New York. JUDGE H, P. VHOOMAN. Quenomo. Kan. MRS.MtRT A. 1.1 VK.KMOOKK Melroee, Maaa. K C. KRIonT, Philadelphia. FRANK SIDDAM., Merchant, Philadelphia. HON. W. W. 8CH DTLER. Ea.ton. Pa. B. L. WILSON. 833 Br'dway N.T .Ed Phil.. Photo. f. M. LYON, Walmee. Hawaii, Sandwich la. ALEX ANDER RITCHIE, loverreea. Scotland. MRU M V. ORTKGA. Freaiilllo, Karalrua, Mexico. MR. K. COOPER, Dtllla, Spanish Honduraa. C. A J COBB. Ex-Vice Conaul Oa-abHoca. Morrooce. M. ASHBROOK, Red Blnff. Cal. J MOORE. Snp't Police. Blandrord.Doraetahlr.Kng JACOB WARD, Bowral.New South Welee. Sod lbjn.aod.of of other. Is .very part ! t. Culled Statea. . , ." "Compeend Oxvgan IU Mod. of Asiloa and Re e alta." I. tbe title ef a new brochore of tw. hund red pagea, publlahed by Dra. Starkev m Paleo.wbich givea to ail inqalrea full Information aa te thio tw i.rkabl.raraiiva agent and a reward of aever.1 hundred remarkable cure. In a wld. raaeeer le eaaee atany ef tbena arter being abandoned te die by ether Jhy.let.na. Will be mailed tree le any eddr.ee en appPe'loa. Read the broea.r.. DRS. STARKEY A PALEM SaTiwS ArcU Street, PblUdeipbla. Pa. Mentlea thla nape when yaw order Com. Oxygea. KYou CONSUMPTTON COUQHoiCOLO BRONCHITIS Threat .ifectlca SCROFULA VutlrjcfEwA , InJUm-, LtU mf MtrrtA or JTevw MIMMreWoaiaa tw vy SCOTT'S ElULSIOrJ PURE COD LIVER OIL wim Hypophosprutea. PALATABLE AS MILK. Sold bw mil DrmwW. C0TT A eOWCrrmlat, .Tf Come and k ml Eiaue IF YOU COULD COME. If poo oould come to m as I reran Your tmoa, and I could fori upon my brow Th ntm hnaih of those II pa. so ailent no Ooukl bear ome word from thorn In uiuslo fall, Tbrllllng the adlenoa In my life with all The old time iireetnrasl if I could but hear, When Ibe mm ainki behind the weawn wait And twllU;Ut ihades the woaplng atmospbore, A ruaUe In Uia roans at the gain, And looking, I ahoukl see you auuuling there My lonely life would not be iktohtA or this would comfort all my soul's doapalr. I know thy Ufa is lowrUer-Ood knows bent, But sOIl the dove mourns oVr lu empty neat. J". L, Stanton in Tribune of Oome. IN A DILEMMA. Mark Ramsey and Job Trotter were often seen at the house of old Squire Fil pot. These visits were not due to any reran! Mark and Job may have had for the squire, but were elei.rly tnieeablo to . ... I ... J L. 1 ' tue love wnicn uiey oore uu uuukuwi , Judy. The two young men were so much alike physically that they might have been taken for twins. They were tall, sironir and well built: they were black eyed and long haired, sunburned ; , , ,,i i, vji, ts nil anrta of I hardships. The resemblance even ex- jj to mentul peculiiirities. ,mAMnn trc iuai & did- not know long division from short . a 1 1 T 1 1 -f coinings; neitner uia .100. mam, givnu tle freest exercise of his ar,in, could not with a charred chunk havo written his name on tne gaoio enu oi mo uurn-, neither could Job. Being so much alike j both physically and mentally, It was j small woudcr that they loved J tidy, wlio, . by the way, was the handsomest girl in the neighborhood. She was more than merely handsome; she was bright, quick to learn, and, flut tering gossip declared, could knit a pair of yarn socks or snatch the feathers oil a chicken as quickly and as effectually as i nliy gjr ja tho community, regardless of educational advantages. Judy loved I Mark and Job, but 8he could not decide ; whicii ono she preferred. This inability : ave Jler n-reat concern, and often at ; - r ,,,, ,,or nti,r'a hroa-n IllIib, W U"5 H-V. 1 " jeans, or at evening when crouchod in the 6low)y darkening gold of a dying day, milking the rouly cow, she would shut her eyes, bring up the faces of her two lovers, and attempt to force herself Into a decision, but in vain, for when the gold of evenintr had darkened into the char coal of night, when old niuly stood pa tiently with one foot in the pail of milk, Judy's lovo remained in equal division. Old Filpot liked the boys, but, to have saved his life, he could not havo told which one was his favorite. Ho was willing she should marry one of them, it made no difference which, aud ho se cretly wished that ono of tlieui, still no matter which, would die, so that the re maining ono could make his daughter happy. Neither ono of the young men was ever able to see the girl alone, for they kept so close a watch upon each other's move menU that one making his appearance at the squire's house, was sure to be followed immediately by the other. Ono morning, just as the squire and Judy had arisen from the breakfast table, voices in the sitting room announced to well accustomed ears the arrival of tho lovers.. The old man and his daughter went in, and, following a long and worn habit, cordially shook hands with tho visi tors aud bade them feel perfectly at homo. "We have come," said Mark, "to see if wecan'tRorter makoeomoarrangenients." "That's what we have," Job put in. "I want Judy," Mark added. "So do I." said Job. "I love her powerful," Mark observed. "I love her just about the same," Job declared. "Gentlemen," said tho squire, perplex edly stroking his whiskers, "I don't see how we are going to manage this affair. Judy, don't you, artcr all, love ono just a little better than you do tho other?" "I believe I do, pap," she answered. "Thar, we are 'gittin' at It. Now, which ono is it?" "That's what I kain't tell, pap." "Tliar it goes again, an wo are just as fur off as ever. Mark, ain't you got nothin' to suggestT "Don't believe I have. Job mout have." "No, I hain't, lessen it is that she mar ry mo an' be done with it." "Yas, and I reckon I can make sich a suggestion in favor of myse'f," Mark re plied, and then half musingly added: "I do wish this tiling was over with, fur I am behind with my crap an my farm's runnin' down, for I havo to watch Job bo close that" " Joht the kudo with me," Job broke in. Wall, now," said the old squire, "suthin lias cot to be did, and did at once, fur I'm tired of this here feverish condition, as tlio feller says. I have hearu my gran'daddy talk about cases like this that took place in the old times, and they never failed to git at a settle ment somehow ruther. It mout have been by a match of some sort foot race, nualin', or altootiu'. I don't know ex actly how, bat near as I can ricolleck the way gran'daddy told it they alius left it to be derided by some's pcriority that one hei' over tlie other." "I'm mor'n willin', Job declared. "What do you say, Judyr Suits me," tbe girl answered. "All right," said tbe old man. "We ken now begin to see our way clar; shall it be rashlinT" They agreed that it should be wrestling, and Ruing out into tbe yard, gave tbetn mixr ud to thai contest, but the fatal tmiUrity again aerti iUnslf. for the young nxn were Of equal aurenspn aura ability. Then they tnwl loot racing tbey wosro of equal speed; rifle shouting they were taf equal akiU. -Wail, this do beat, and beat it peart, too, anything I e-vrr seed," tbe old squire derUrrU. -SpcaV jam mug up a triuj. wtordryr -Uoot Letter 1 tiae uaa idea, tax n awdy abowe lack wiUaoiit siTKanty, iitk aerered. "Mow a yo puue AAaxa a"wer. - 3 ' inua on mo i- - , -B-dOia' Vvw d rm ia tbe sLale, rur I i'taX l.ke tbe i 1-." "TV an," said the old man, '"lot go in the houao and tot down; ulgUt as well be ratlin' whila we're) tbinkln' up suthln' clw. Ilelloat yaudcr ootuos ranon Driddlo. "Llgbt, parson, and examine yo' saddle," be addod, as the preacher drew up at the gate. The parson dismounted, and, with the old man, followed the lovers Into the house. "Is It possible," said the preacher, in rerponse to a declaration made by the old squire, "that you cannot, even by the most persuasive appeal to sentimont, settle this extremely eocentrio court shlpr "Can't do It, one way nor tuthGr," the old manrejolned5 and then, quickly turning to the Rlrl, he added, "Judy, I've ' got an Idee." "What la It, pap?" "Well, It's tliis: Parson Brlddlo, here. has seed a good deal of the world w y, T0U'va been 'way down In Robinsoa . . u. county, Imven t you, parsonr "Yes." the parson answered proudly. "Thar, now," continued the old man, "he has even been 'way down In Robin son county, and to, 'rom the fack that ho na8 g,,, a goj jeni cf the world, a . i. , now ,Judr. air you willin' to leave it to the parson and take the one bo picks out?" "Yes, I'm willin'," tho girl answered. "I'm willin' too," Mark quickly spoke up. ,.but t wanrSo tell the parson right now et jie decides agin mo 1 11 wnup mm tili ti,e tdlka will think he has been cnnWed up and spit up by a threshin m-ichine." "And as fur me." said Job, "I'm nio'n delighted with the idee, but jest let mo say that ef ho decides agin me I'll wallop him till you'd have to get him together with a hay rake." "Gentlemen," tho parson remarked, "I shall render no decision. I am very well satisfied with my position in life. my circuit Is comparatively smooth, and I have a pretty good horse; my salary is lagging, but the sisters have given me ninety-eight linsey shirts, and calico handkerchiefs enough to cover the Rock of Ages; bo, taking it all Into considera-H tlou, I do not care to bo rood lor a ays peptic thrashing machine, or to clog the teeth of a hay rake." "All, Lawd," sighed the old man, "the end ain't no nearer in sight than it was p.t fust. Judv. fetch out tho lug," lie added, as tho preacher said something in an undertone. "Now, boys," he con tinued, when tho jug bad been brought, "he'p yo'selvcs." ' The boys being mighty partial toward liquor, began to help themselves. The old mar. took a few pulls and tho parson dampened his pucker, but the boys drank recklessly, and after a while they were generously intoxicated. "Job," said Mark, "I'm the best friend you ever had. You may havo Judy." "Mark," Job responded, "you ain't no better friend to me than I am to you, so you take her." "Won't do it; you've got to tako her." "No; you've got to." "Now, we can call on the parson to decide," tho old man delightfully ex claimed. "That's what we can," said Mark. "Par son, you pick out ono of us to be the hus band of Judy, here, an' I want to say right here that Job's my friend, an' that if you decide agin' him I'll larrup you till you'd run through a sifter." "Parson, I'm in favor of your makln' a decision," Job declared; "and I am wil lin' to leave it to your jedgment; but lot mo tell you right now, parson, if you de cide agin Mark I'll whalo you till all that is left of you would ooze through a tow sack." "Gentlemen," said tho preacher, "as I just now remarked, I am not at all dis pleased with my circuit. I am attached to my ninety-eight linsey shirts, and have becoiuo smitten with my calico handker chiefs. 1 shall make no decision."' Mark and Job began to stretch them selves on tho floor. "Let them sleep," said tho old man. "Ho, me," he sighed. "I don't see no way outen this trouble." "I do," the preacher answered; "step outdoors with mo." Wlrcn they returned tho old man said: 'Judy, a decision has been inado. You must marry the preacher. Ilold on, now don't fly off. He'd do better by you than any one of tho boys. Why, jest think, he's got calico handkerchiefs enough to niako more bedquilts than you could Bluff into a hired man's appetite, and every woman in the community would be" "Petrified with envy," tho parson sug gested. An expression of delighted resignation shone on the girl's face. "I will make out the license and do tho marryin myself," said tho old man. "O don't be skcered now; I'll fix lite boys all right." Mark awoke, and getting up, aroused Job. "Squire," said Mark, "we got a littlotoo much of your licker. Where did you get it?" "Tltat preaclicr that was here sent It to mo tho otlter day." "Wall, ho knows what strong licker is; don't he, JobT That's whut he do, Mark," Job added; "I don't know how we air goin' to tlx up tlib love business." Neither do L Where's JodyT "It's well you may ask whar ahe la, when you driV her off in that way." an swered the old man. " Wl drir' lie oflT Job exclaimed. otri.. rrj, and Mirk thar. a kfn I bt pJ JOU 'n to drink niurh. but you di ln t pay no attention to m. l ou swore b-hof yoa Uiatef Ididnt etand upij . n,Urin, ioteo-ifj mE rural here arid marry Judy so us pnmcm you'd kill all of tta. and I iert laI to do :. ... j-.i l-;.l....l..iil a war. and you ought to bo aahatned of .j - . Mark atl Jb remained ailent, sitting oirr tbe Cre for an honr at letaxt. and j Cm JIrk. t-wkinz op, said: ' - J . I d ryn I UlK-re UerS Mil ooe ' Ur IsA Itvavn 1 am. ; ..-,vi,- Ht, Mart'" "ifola of us togoinor." "You are right, Mark. Spoaen we saunter on down yander an' fall offun the bluff." Courier-Journal. It has been discovered that telephone linos can be "duplexed" the same as tele graph, so that four persons can use tbo wlrus at once Instead of twt. OF INTEREST TO FARMERS. Cause of Depression In Agriculture, as Stated by Statistician Dodgf, Over-prod uctlon.Specu Inters Importing Products that Can be Raised Here. PEPRBSKIOM IX AOBICVLTOSa. Washington, Maroh 21. Mr. Dodge, .be statistician of the Agricultural Departiueut, ia the oonilog monthly crop report will have a papor on the cause of exiting sarioultur. al depression. Ue treats the subject in tbe vigorous manner charnoleriKtio of bun. It Httpears f roui the adrauce sheets ot this pa per that ne nnus tue expiaiiiiuuii iu v.i. nrnrimttiun aud the want of diversity lu a. ricultural proauoui. nia now. nnrlt. In nart of oricinnlitv. Among other . . .. ,11. - things ho says: It is difficult to force a market abroad for a surplus of any product. Every nation Is sucoeeding In producing iu own food and as far as ponsible its raw materials for extension in all forms of In. dustrial production. The instinct of self preservation compels the adoption of such a polioy. This furnishes the 'motives for the t oru laws of France and Germany aud otuor continental countries, and the laws of European nations prouibitiug the introduc tion of onr pork products. We cauuot sell our crops abroad, as a rule, except to fill fha num ill niinnlv thut are made by bad seasons or other results of tbe iuevltablo or inexorable. When Beuator Suuinor onoe proposed to lew an export tax of 20 oents per pouud on tobaoco and compel a tribute from foreigners, he was soon couvlnced by practical tobaoco uieu that its only effect wniil.1 be to dostroy our exportation, and be at onoe abandoned the Idoa. The umouut grown in Europe and tue quantity imporiou are both reeulnted by governmental control there, and never by government or growers here, aud under the lufluonoe of this regu lation the proportion of onr crop exported is declining, being reduced slightly bolow ono-half, and nothing that our government ne o-rnwurs can do will chance this fact. In whufit. over-oroduction has destroyed the nroftt. Wheat crowing has be- come a philanthropic mission for supplying cheap bread to Ureal unmin ana euoouniB im imr ninnnfftcturerH to keep wnp-es on t low piano. The Northwestern missionaries are still diligently sowing thoir soed aud floating their bread anross tho water and nnnrn III, tlint tllB Dl'OlilS UO UUV ruiuru w n. am nfinr niitnv davs of weary tranporta tion. The area of tho rr.ip of 18811 included about 10,000,000 acres moro than the home ..nanmnt.inn of the vear will require; and tbe prioe in Liverpool has of late been the Iowost for a century. Ws cannot force foreigners to buy our bread, Thero has boOa m me nt iiipff.ihle nonseusH roRardiug "tbe markets of the world" forwbeat. Lohs than fnnrtli nf thn nponle of the world eat wheat. Half of the people of Europo Boarce ly know its taste, whllo few of the imtions Africa have onv knowledge of if V.lHBwhore the statistician has thus pre Rented the limitations of onr distribution of the wheat surplus: Honth Araorlca is now uo nmikct for flout, as more whoat is grown there tbsn is reqnirod for domostio Con sumption and an annually enlarging outlet for wheat Is now sought in the distribution thn unrnliin. Australia uinkes more than a homo Bupply. India baa a Rtirplus of 10 to 15 ncr cent. Eastorn Europe always i,aa wlint to sell. leaviDH only Western Europe to supplement its nearly full garners with the eonirinuiipns or an oiuoruuuuiuu, il.ni i.t Eurono iueluilod. Of the average hmr V.imhnlH consumed by each iuhabltttiit onlv a half bushel comei from ..n.ne omitiiiHiits. aud this is practically tho maaanrn Of the market for the wheat stir- i.Iub of the world, a market which neither reciprocity nor tne pprsnosiou m uuj in ternational committee can enlarge nothing lint WHr. fiimiue. or nostilonoo. nothing but an act of God or a obange of crop distribu tion utterly at variance with the loug set tled poliny aud practical seuso can swell to anri.iAn tmnoriance ine ueunuu ir and flour that will relieve prevailing stsg nation and odvanoe prices. 't'hn nrntluetion of meat has also ad vanced faster than population. In 1880 the oattlo of all kinds were returuod as JJ'J,(i75,- 6a3. and the numbers as now estimatou on r.,n.o end rnnchen are & .801.ri07, or it. r.r neiit. more. Exolndinii oows. the in nriau n( other cattle, which includes tho beeves, is equivalent to about 40 por cent. ti,. i.novpa am liroutrbt to maturity more vu..i.llv tlmn foriuorlv. and moro meat b In nrnnortion to population. The -aiir. nt eniinlv has been very cmally in aincd 185a. Our exports of beef have grown op in the past thirteen years, ..j the emort of cattle has not only iu creased, but its character his changed from n, a oliinment of 'Icxtts or Florida long- horus to Cuba, totheexpott of fut beoveM to Europe, one of whioh commantbi the price ot five Of the original stjle ot Gulf coast cattle. This diUercuoe represeuts not precisely the nieat-market capacity of tbe cattle of IH.M) and 181)0 respeclively. but it suggests Ibe wide disparity between the ratio of maul to number of cattle at tbe two dates. The price of beeves in Chicago hows tbnt the present values are lower than in auy ver sint-e the export of beef was inaugurated, witb the aalu exception of 187'J. Prices incressed till 184, ben tney were highest, and fell hoavily in 1KH6, advancing in 1k7 slightly, except a to the extra grade, and reeoe-ertog further in 18KH, ooly tooontinne a decline dnriuif the past two years. It i futile to attempt to defy tbe law of supply and deoiaud. 8o ktog as far in era inUt on crowing only the bread grain, cotton, totatcoo. and oat tie, and to neglect other pnducU -vhich mri ni-eJod. which we import at eost of more than t2O.0tO.it-U annually. jut ao long will the UmeoUtioo over low prioes eontiooek Divenri Scat ion Is ewaential to atirlcultoral awlvatioo. There are writers jjjkJ aneakers who are dointT IncalentabU in Jury by their Uflocooa bi reraioo of auy fenJeoer to a wiler rmoce of rural pro- dnxtroa. eocooraii g ioJoleBCf and Uleoatwt. ibtu. and eum.r, &px f" fZ rctao. sod Ik- dr. niog of tbe . ti) formula laod. I ' They aprr to deprct any eCort toward ' .i - .nu,M r,t tojvent'naL tkva ; indrrwtidenc the rjmww miWMlTW. ut -". . - " t, .iricm I airwsi ef aim', torerty and -,.4 1 TW acrw-eltwral ecrwta er 1 'i" ' - . t--, tK fa t j'-ar acxcrated te '.""'" about tG30,0o0.0(O at tbe seaports, ot about 4O0,iHK),00O on tbe farms. The agricultural imports amounted to over 348. 000,000 at ports of shipments, and fully 400.000.000 wlW TMguiaanacouroiaaiona added without further allowances for uu. dervaluation. Tbna It takes moot of onr agricultural exports to pay for agrluultaral imports. These imports are wrceiv iu,n and flbors. Tbe hoavios items for 1888-80 nra aa follows! Huoar and molaHBOS, xj-m.- 2!l7.88i animals and their protluct. except wool, f40,41,o0x; Doers, annual nnu vhrs table, 4t),4o3,030; fruits aud nuU, 18,. 74(1,418; barley and other cereals, t8,71,i Tlii toUoco leaf, fl0,8U7.22u; wines, 7,. ' 700,772. Total, tS38,40,ft3- Most of this importation should be reduced ' , hero, and many minor product not named; in fact, there Is little on the list except lea aud eoHee that should be imported. Thews are many plauts yielding fruits, dyes, wedl oines, aud other produots useful In the arts or for fod that could be profitably Brown, after suitable experiment, for the . supply of a dotnaud already exisdng or to be created, or to utilizing rural labor aud incroaiiig the wealth of the country. There is a further cause of low prices which farmers should uodersUud, very difficult to remodv, d.-mandlug serious consideration and wise action. It Is fonud In the com. binatinn of earners and middlemen to no. sorb a large share of the proceeds of we sale of form p oducts. Beoves are sold by growers for sevea-tentns to wree-iiuinvo the prioe of a few years ago, and tbe meal is sold to oonimmers In tbe retail markets at a little If any reduction from tbe highest prioes of the lost twenty years. For In. Blanoe, prime rib roasts have been sold iu Washington during tnat penou ior cents per pound and sirloin steaks for the name. There has been little variation as a genoral rule in tho prioes of the less yaiua, hie outs. Tbe same oomplaiut comes from conxumers iu other cities. Another aspect of the cao boars npon the inexperiencea mner. The meat that Is bought at vs.mi or 4 por hundred live weight la - sold to the consninor at practically the same, prioe as that which eost 4 60 to a. Rarely Is . there a difference made in tne selling price of outs from beeves of different quality. If suoh differeuoe Ib ever observed, it la more frequently wade In relation to meat whiou a good jndge of beef would hesitate to bny nt all. Uufortunately, there are thousands of poor people wh do not know tae air. ferouou botwoeu good aud poor quality, and thoy are the unwt easily imposed npou. fbo luoreaBing swarm or aenieri iu rrBun,r markets and provision stores show that numbers of people are living off the differ- ence betwoeu wholesale and retail beef. Thn army of dealers in futures wno no. upon the pnoe or groin m mw " iiioulhs ana Bpenn tneir cuorni'- i" prioes to suit their deals do other injury tlinn merely to prey on each other: tuey disturb the natural flow of trade and ebei k Importation by n temporary rise iu viuumh, whioh loads inevitably to lower prioea later and greater fliietimtlonH, whb'h are tbo meat and life of this oIuhh aud tho baue of tbe farmers' market for wheat There may l e minor cawes of deproaslon which have not been oonsldored, but they are Impotent aud unimportant lu compari son with tbOBO outlined. The main diffi culty Is over production of a few staples nod quite ton limited a list of rural pro. duets. Tbero 1 too much bog and hominy mill n rmrriiw rnuue of dolieiieios that aro so eagerly sought by tbo buyer and so profita ble to tho procluoo There Is too much mml luhiir utienmloved and too uiucn nieobauical aud manufacturing lab r Idle In both canes for lnolc of sufficient variety, and because of 500,000,0(10 or (l 0,0iKI,. aro spent in foreign onuntrins for products that oould better bo made bore, ' . Speclnieii Army Justice. Tbo roodors of the Ayolanohe ate falrli familiar witb the ease of Lieut. Htcole of tho rognlar array, who boa been oonrt mirtlaliid for his treatment of Private Wild of his command. As will be reuioiubered, tbe olttcer ordered tbe man to do some meuial servioo at bis quarters. The man refined, saying that the army rogulatioul did not require him to do the work of a servaut, whicb is the fact. Whereupon the officer cursed and aswtulud him, aud in tbe encounter was himself soundly thrashed. Wild was tried by a oourt-martiul, the oin oer being poruiitted to act as jndge advooote or prosoouting altoruoy, and was sentenood to twelve months at bard labor. His couxe was espoused by the Chicago Ilorald, aud the paper mode so stroug a protest against tbe flagrant iujustioe of tbe trial and sen teuce that Lieut. Steele was lu bis turn Hummouod before a conrt-martiul. Tbe proceeding' of that tribunal as pub. linbod from day to day showed decidedly mora intereKt on the part of the officer composing it to prove that the private was a bad man than was evinced in getting al tbe facts of tbe case on trial. But tbe evU donco of tbe lieutenant's wrong doing .was so pluin that the attempt topa the proso. cutor in the position of tbe party dofend. ant. was of no avail. The lieutonant was ooovicted of "coudtict nubecomiDg an offi. cerand a gentleman" In striking Private Wild, and aentonoed to be reprimanded and confined within the limits of hi post for three months. Ia approving tbe sen teuce Gen Schoflold defined tbe otfeooe of Lwot. Steele as "a temporary low. of self oontrolt,, and with this lerriolo 'reprimand" the lieutenant is tendered ninety days of leisure for poker aud other popular diversions of th" garrison. Tbe outcome of the ease is not calculated to lusplre dooout men with a duaire to en. list, or to check the tide of deaortioa that baa already done ao much to lower the efS oioocr ol lbs army. It also sucgoata Ibis pertiueot question: If, with all IM Jb lioity given to this ontrageoos oondnot, Lieut, Steele can escape with a oomiaal pnniabment, what chance has a eoldic to gHt jiwtice io any situiia' ease that attnuU uo special att.utfbJ? Th Boding of tbe eonrt and tbe ntannar in wbiob the wiod aa bw anorn to (bis bnniptioo Steele ram will inclio the path, lie to place more credence than battrsrto la toriM. of pUy tyranny in tbe army. Memphis Avalaocbe. 1 5ew Xrxjcaa tVlegaUosx, SsnU Fo. N.M, April 21. Ocorea Prince, with a doleiraiion or loaJtntj ciiieeoa of lb TerritorT. lrt liero IomIt n Jcud ear for Waab. ington to lay lfor coogTeoa tba condition of a'ffaira ia rolalioo to tba i f , .ndl aehol land, i ld STd1 WH) M cnoOl lADd. "l -Hew IW AU fcUa Ilaea-e.w Bix. rJo .iM.lv "8um'i Oittaoewt, He i..irnol a,J:rlM rwitiired. Cnreai terUe. , . . - . w... BM Aa. leavtac tbe am ci. brt aed beaJtby It. gra-4 iMang aavi 'rrafv. pewe are P-eS ay e tt-iv. niwiin;i;vi " - "V " - o;-crt e 1 !