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NO. 43.
KETCHUM, IDAHO, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1895.
Y0L. XIY.
Faots About the Struggle Waging
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The American board of foreign mis
sions representing the Congregational
church, has secured the opinion of j
Rev. Henry Blodgett, D. D.; of Pekin, '
who has spent forty years iu the serv
ice of the board and thirty years in j
Pekin, and who is now in this country, j
Dr. Blodgett has responded to the re- '
quest of the board as follows: j
"Among the common people of China
litfcle is known regarding the causes of
the war or the facts occurring in its
progress, and the wildest and most ab
surd rumors are afloat. In Japan every- i
thing is published, and their cities and !
towns are illuminated at every victory
over the Chinese. In consequence,
partly, of this, the most intense enthusi- !
asm for the war prévis, even the boys j
and girls in their schools practicing |
military drill. 'On to Pekin' was the fi
cry everywhere as we passed through
the country. The treaty powers desire
peace aud will use their influence
to secure it. China is ready for
peace, even on humilitatiug terms.
Japan may consent to give up
the march on Pekin and grant terms
of peace such as can be accepted. Y'et
these terms may be somewhat difficult
to find. They involve the interests of
European powers, as well as those of
China and Japan. The great Siberian
railway will b® finished in a few years.
THE YELLOW WAIL
,
! that close commercial ana j i n
I political relations, will spiiag up be
j tween China and Japan. 1* or the most
; part missionaries have remained in
^5 Jg Eîf "j ^uhout^ob' *P
work is carried forward without oo
struction. Thus far the mission
aries of the seven stations of the Amer
ican board m North China have or
continued at their posts and engaged ;
in their usual labors. Without douot .
; rulers and people will be greatly hu- -
; miliated. W ith the common people the
* matter will end " cre - Til0 Y leave ,
: national interests U> the government. ^
j The £rovernment ' tflC llt ® rarv . cla f ses -
and the business men of China have
' bee . n . tau ^ ht a grand object lesson on the
! futility of their old methous ana the <
j necessity of adopting tho new. In ^o- |
; vember the writer in passing through j
the city of Osaka was permitted to visit
forty-nine wounded Chinese prisoners,
I They were quartered in the mrgeat <r
temple in Osaka. They v/ere furnished
with a sufficient bedding and abundant ; a
food. The best medical and surgical j
aid was afforded them, the surgeon in ,
charge having received his medical j
cducation in Berlin. They seemeu ,
cheerful and thoughtful. When vvere-j
member that early in the war a Chinese ;
governor offered one hundred and
fourteen dollars for the head of a
Japanese private and double that
amouat for the head of an officer, such
treatment of Chinese prisoners by the
Japanese is the more remarkable. Nor
is it greatly to be wondered at if in a
single instance at Port Arthur the
cruelties of the Chinese provoked re
taliation."
! It Brought an Omen of victory in tho
I I—«*« !«.»>».«.
l A aurions memorandum (from which
j the following is extracted) has been
presented by Mr. M. Ito to the mikado,
£ , ti-inslated into Emrlish and for
and translata mto angii.n anu
j wattled to the Lond n 3 '
author himself: 'In tue memorable na
val fight in tlie Yellow sea a desperate j
engagement took place betnmen the j
fleets of Japan and China from , s
dusk, and severa. of theene y P !
were sunk and burned, the rest taking
their flight. It was nearly dark when 0
the battle ceased Just then some-1
I thing was observed to descend from
the skies with a gTeat force an •
hover about hi * r jÄty 'i ^ !
Takachiho, and finally perch upon
the top G f her mainmast, when
it was observed to be a-hawk. The;
commr.nder of tlie ship, Capt. T. Nom
uro, 01 bored one of the marines to as
cend the mast and seize the bird. Thef i
latter, dropping its head, did notât-,
tempt to move, but seemed glad to be
caught. A bird obtained in this singu-;
lar manner was naturally welcomed;
with enthusiasm cs heaven's messenger,!
and it was decided to keep it al ire with j
care. Theye being at that time no
fresh meat in the ship to give to the i
bird, the whole vessel was soon in a
bustle to hunt for rats. It was after;
the vessel returned to the mouth of the
Tai-Dong-Gang that the bird was first
fed on-pure meat.
Shortly afterward Conunander Miki j
Saito. a naval officer in attendance ;
upon his majesty, was ordered by the
emperor to pay a visit to the Japanese j
fleet in the Tai-Dong-Gang as an im-i
perial messenger. On learning frum
the commander of the Takochiho tho ■
story of this bird, he took it back with ;
him to the imperial military head-j
quarters, where it was presented to his!
majesty, together with an account of j
the circumstances connected with its;
capture. His majesty was so jalaasedUf
with tb» 4 b« ordered it to be kept at
headquarters, naming it Taka chi ho
—'Taka' means hawk in Japanese—.
* after the vemol oh vJkgeh & urns ob- ,
Between China and Japan.
Enthusiasm of the Japanese for Battle
and Ignorance of the Chine«« Con
oernin" It* Progrc**—Prob
able After Effect*.
Will Russia be satisfied to have Vladivo- |'
Rlock, a port which is closed by ice four
months each year, as the terminus of !
this railway on the seaboard? Will she |
not wish for her transcontinental rail- |
way a port farther south which is open d
all the year; that is to say, a port of
Korea. But such a port would make
Russia a leading power om the eastern
borders of China and in the Pacific
ocean. Will E:;g!and consent to such |
an arrangement? Will France and Ger- |
many consent? Will China and Japan |
consent? The only solution seems to be |
to give autonomy to the nation guaran- j
teed by all the powers. As for For- j f
mosa, Great Britain and F rance would |
both oppose the cession of that island
to Japan. It is à matter of course that
a heavy war indemnity should be sought
by Japan, and to this claim China will
be compelled to agree. It is not im
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A HAWK FROM HEAVEN.
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tained. The hawk is a most fierce,
brave and daring member of the winged
community. It is a remarkable circum
stance that a king of Kudara once
j made a present of a hawk to Emperor
Nintokn in the forty-third year of his
reign. Kudara is the present Corea,
and it was then under the sway of, the
j imperial Japanese court.
peror Nintokn, he is remembered as a
! great sovereign, wise and benevolent.
always solicitous for the welfare of his
subjects,
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Preclotu Minin tu res Hive RcpMtodly bmu
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j Audacious and repeated thefts of pre
' clous miniatures from the Vatican
j library have been detected ia the fql
lowing manner: Quite recently a per
son offered for sale to Prof. Chieriei
sotne exquisite miniatures which he
said were copies of those in certain
i works in the Vatican library. It hap
! pened that the professor had examined
the originals in their places in the vat
lean library, and was at once convinced
! that the originals, and not copies, were
j before him. He at once informed Mgr.
| Carini, the Vatican librarian, who veri
fi e d the fact that many precious minia
tures were missing from ancient books
The other is an antiquary named Ta
There have been placed on exhibition
j i n the Babylonian room of the British
museum some very fine specimens of
Babylonian bronze castings, says the
London Graphic. These interesting
*P ecimei f of . the earl { m ^ al work C t °"®
aom a place known to the ancients as
sir-pur-ra, or Lagash, the modern
nams of which is Tell-lo, a large mound f
or site in southern Chaldea. One of
; the bronzes snow3 the king of
. Babylonia, who appears clean-shaven,
- n dress of the high priest. The
garment reaches down to the feet, and
, s crQ ssed over the left shoulder, leav
^ ing the right arm, which is raised,
- bare. The statuette is a full length
one, standing on its own double plinth,
and is ^nie twelve inches high. This
< bronze comes from Abu Habbab, and
| daU;8 about B. C. 2200. A second
j statuette represents a king in the at
titiule of adoration or contemplation,
having his hands raised and clasped to
<r e ther in a similar manner as the god
Nebo is represented. The king wears
; a long, flowing beard, but no costume
j can be traced. This figure is not full
, length, being cut off about the calves,
j and represents probably the Chaldean
, king, Gudea, B. C. 2500. The third
figure, which stands seven inches high,
; represents Camil-Sin, king of Baby
Ionia, in the character of a basket
a bearer, both arms being uplifted and
supporting a basket borne on the head,
The date of the figure is about B. C.
3200. It is supposed that these
statuettes may have been dedications to
a Ningirsu, the fire god, whose worship
was a particular cult at Tell-lo.
The art of malting bronze casts was
known to the Babylonians from very
early times, and many examples are to
be seen in the British rauseum, as well
as i n the Louvre. A plaster cast of a
Babylonian queen, token from the
original in the Louere. stands by the
side of the new additions, casts of
which have been sent to the French
muaenm.
museum._ _ ___
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Malaria la Ita.y.
j a malarial map of Italy has just been
j b»„e d by the government bureau of
, s tatistica, based on the death, during
! the years 1390-92, aud sho%vmg the in
tensity of the disease by modifications
0 ; coi or . i n three years there were
50 , 00 0 deaths from malarial causes, or
54 in 100,090. The worst districts, where
• the mortality is as high as 8 in 1,000,
! are « ^western Sardinia soutii
eastern Sicily, the Pontine marshes, the
distriet at the head of the gulf of Ta
ranto, and the southeastern slope, frpm
tlie promontory of Gargano south to
the Ionian sea. Districts where ma
Thef i aria prevaUs, but not aq intensely as to I
be fatal, are the lower reaches of the
be p 0 , Grosseto in Tuscany, the mouth of
the Tiber, and the district near Salerno
and the temples of Paestum. In Rome
itself malaria has sensibly declined;
j the deaths in 1881 were 650, ml892 only
no 159 . The general mortality from this
i cause in Italy has remained pretty j
a constant; the average is 15 or 16 per
100 ,000. __cretions.
a toau« Qoetor.
A physician of 'Montpelier was ln th«
habit of employing a very ingenious
j Wh en he came to a town
; wkere he was not known, he pretended
^ have lost his dog, and ordered the
j p U Büc crier to offer, with beat of drum,
im-i a reward of -twenty-five louis to who
eve r should bring it to him- The crier
■ took to mention all the titles and
; honors of the doctor, as well
M his place of residence. He soon be
his! tlie talk of the town. "Do you
of j know> " gays one, "that a famous phyai
its; ^ come here, a very clever fel
-—y- He au8 t be vary rich, for he of
at £erg twenty-five louis for find i n g his
ho do _ * The dog was not found, but pur
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As to Em
it
STOLEN FROM THE VATICAN.
Stolen from the Papal Palace.
and parchments.
The police were communicated with,
and after some research two persons
have been arrested who, if not the
thieves, were undoubtedly in league
with them. One is a person who called
himself Prof. Sardi, of Paterno, but is
identified as Giovanni Rapisardi, of Bi
ancavilla, in the province of Paterno.
vazzi.
Among the stolen articles were forty
|' one miniatures from a parchment vol
! "L'Omelia di Frate Giacomo,
| teen miniatures were also taken from
| another parchment, entitled "I Trionfi
d j Petrarca." Of the former thirty-nine
have been recovered. All the sales
we re made to foreigners. A beautiful
portrait of Donna Laura, cut from the
Petrarca manuscript, was sold at Flor
|
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| that these thefts were known at tho
| Vatican to have been going on for some
j time, but that silence had been kept
j f r0 m a disinclination to appeal to the
| Italian police authorities,
I urao of the year 1100, entitled
" Seven
ence.
From another source it is learned
BRONZES OF BABYLON.
Cast* of figure* Made Four Thousand
Tears Ago.
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TOWELS UNTOLD.
The Funny Fancy, of a New York \
Man Who Has a Collection.
for towels has made their collection a !
fad, and he has gathered from all parts j
of the world an unparalleled assort-j
ment of them. Benjamin R. Daven-j
port, a lawyer, better known as a pub- !
lisher of several books, is the possessor
of this unique collection, and he proud-j
ly displays his store of towels of all na- !
tions, numbering thirteen hundred and
twelve. !
Mr. Davenport, says the Philadelphia i
Record, has been engaged for twenty
years in the amassing of this bizarre
exhibit, which includes towels of cotton, 1
wool, linen and silk. He has been ably ,
assisted by many of hi3 friends. To j
the acquaintance departing for distant
lands Davenport has been wont to say: !
or, "While you are in Patagonia, pick
me up one of the native towels." j
By far the greater part of the col- j
lection wa3 picked up in the hotels of j
the United States by Mr. Davenport
personally. They vary in size and tex
ture. A thin, sleazy cotton rag, through
which one might read a newspaper,
bears the startling legend, indelibly
stamped across its limp surface: "Stolen j
from the Occidental hotel, Leadvlile, j
Col." It is evident that the miners had ;
formed the habit of carrying off the j
In contrast to thi3 economical rag
there is a roller towel, thirty feet in
length, secured in an Illinois wash
room. It was what the porter w ho
sold it to him called "the house towel.''
One set of seven towels, of varying
thickness and texture, including a gen
uine Turkish article that looks like forty j
cents worth of tripe, recalls the luxury j
of a local bathhouse. A square section ,
of jute bagging, such as is used to
cover cotton bales, was considered
quite the thing in a hostelry on the
banks of the Yazoo river. A real cu
riosity is a stiff and inflexible a- rt
found in tlie composing room of a Penn
syl vania weekly newspaper. It was j
"the office towel." |
There are towels of poftest damask, !
with daintily embroidered initials that !
call up romantic visions, and there is a j
section of mummy cloth, brought home !
f rom Cairo, which once might have J
been used to dry the moisture from the
fair skin of Pharaoh's daughter, or pos
s ibly have been tucked under.the cliin :
of the infant Moses ' i
There are towels that are as small as ■
na pkins and towels that would answer j
f or bed spreads. Some areas soft to j
the touch as the fluffy bo3om of eider!
swan, and others could be used to grate '
horseradish upon. There are dainty ;
French towels and heavy, square Ger- j
man towels; soft Italian towels that I
gi ve forth a faint odor of garlic; cold, j
heavilv-starchcd towels that, come from j
Eng i and; a Scotch towel that is made \
f) f tweed; an Irish towel of unbleached ;
lin en that will take off the cuticle as if !
was mad e of emery paper; towels!
f rom the South Sea islands that are not j
towels, but are cocoanut mats; a care- ;
fully-dressed chamois skin which came
f rcm the Ales; a jean towel from In- j
a Japanese towel of fibrous pa- j
per, and a heavy silk towel once owned !
by Adelina Patti.
Then there are common towels of no
particular individuality that are in the
collection, because they were known to
bave been used by some celebrity or j
because there is a taie of adventure, !
romance or sentiment connected with
their acquisition. Mr. Davenport's con
science is never troubled when he con
templates his treasures. Very few of
them were accidentally packed into his
baggage. As to the consciences of the
porters and chambermaids who assisted
j n their compilation—that is another
story. Each of the towels is duly tagged |
and numbered, and a catalogue gives
the history of each article.
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( ANTIQUITY OF THE JOKE.
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TheaTOwed intention of M. Ollivier
the eminent Egyptologist, !
ptl £u£ha few of the mummified jokes !
* v _. . v-tu h«« I
of that ancient Empire of. the Nilc has |
necessarily overwhelmed the great host j
Q f modern humorists with consterna
ti the Philadelphia Record.!
^ ^been claimed an the great
mother of almost everything else, save \
f or a baby's share which has been:
allotted to Babylonia; and it is to be
drea ded that the true antiquity of the |
revealed among the other
awfu J eeC rets of the tombs of tho
pharaohs- Solomon's maxiin that there
noth ing new under the sun has long
been an accepted dictum, even among
the joke-makers; and no less a person
age than Mark Twain has reduced tho
j 0 te germs—or, rather, joke elementar— j
t o seven Aryan ancestors. What theso
I seTen joke80 f the Seven Foolish Men
0 f anc i e nt days were it may only bo ;
conjectured; but,undoubtedly, the worn
^ ^ woman's tongue and the
mo ther-in-law_jokes were among them,
(Bnd were cracked by our rude an ces
tors in the old cave dwellings of early
Neantliropio times with infinite gusto.
j The young-man-who-stays-late and the
O id-man's-boot may have been later ac
Certainly the young house
keeper and the man-w ho-never-pays
back witticisms do not date much later
than the days of Noah.
The springs poet first appeared on the
scene in the days of old King Saigon,
who founded, the royal library of As-j
syria and called for competitive odes,
The office goat is a purely modern ver-,
sion. The summer girl and tho ch^>
pie havç a Utter-day look; but' their an
tetypes can be discovered in the pages
of the Greek Theophrastus and the Ro-1
matt Petrouius. The Nouveaux Richesse
fignrein thatlatterramaneor'scharacter
of Trirpalchjo. 4a for the pun, that-Is
undoubtedly a relie of antedfluviad
jooosltyi and lt b not impossible to im
Wlpaa of Kvery l'Meriptlon from All
Uadi — Some That Are Clean and i
Horn* That Break When Thev
Are Bended.
A New Yorker with a strange fancy
Send me a towel from Madagascar,
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towels to use as shirt fronts.
eethej eh
ate
laughed at Noah building the ark: •
"When is a door not a door?" and j
"Where was Moses when the light went !
\ out?"
It is distressing to realize these facts
in the case; but what a harrowing situ
ation will ensue if M. Beauregard shall !
discover the one original, primitive,
protoplasmic joke globule, the father
of all these nineteenth century joke
lets! Imagine the literary scientists
placing this Akkadian joke under the
microscope and inviting the world !
! g^ ze upon the great and only j
j ''j 0 ki ens i a Eozoen!" The modern joker j
could not survive such a pitiless expose. 1
His occupation, like Othello's, would be ;
! g. one forever. j
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COMPENSATING ADVANTAGES. ■
! !
As Eastern States Lose by Western Rival
! ry They Gain in other Dilutions. j
i Emerson's law of compensation works
in every department of human life, j
Every evil has its compensating good, !
1 the sage of Concord maintained, and'
, for every good thing a comoensating
j price must be paid in labor or suffer
ing. Just now, says the Northwest |
! Magazine, the wheat farmers of the;
northwest are discouraged at the long j
continuance of low prices for their j
j grain and the discouraging outlook 1
j ahead. Yet from this period of low j
j prices there will undoubtedly come in ;
time much benefit to the community at j
large and to the farmers themselves in j
the diversifying of agricultural prod- ;
nets. The whole country west of the!
Alleghenies was settled originally on j
j the basis of wheat farming as the chief j
j and almost only money-producing in- |
; dustry. Beginning with the Genesee;
j valley in western \ew York, the j
wheat growers pushed westward into !
Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois, j
The tide of settlement which later;
turned northward into Wisconsin and ;
crossed the Mississippi into Iowa and j
Missouri gave all its energies at first
to the production of wheat.
later Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansaç and :
j the Dakotas were occupied by the !
j wheat farmers, and they made their !
, way across the plains and around by
the Isthmus of Panama to the valleys
of California, Oregon and Washington. (
'But as the wheat fields advanced west
ward the older wheat regions constant- j
ly reduced their acreage of this grain |
and their farmers turned to other crops. :
j In later years southern Wisconsin and j
| southern Minnesota and all Iowa,'
! where formerly wheat was the great j
! staple crop, have gone into dairying j
j and stock raising with very satisfactory j
! results in the increase of population!
J and wealth and in the elevation of the
condition of the tillers of the soil. The 1
same change will come about in north
: ern Minnesota, in the two Dakotas, in
i Manitoba and in the valleys of Oregon
■ and Washington. Less wheat will be
j raised and the soil will yield a much
j greater money return per acre when
more labor is applied to it and products
' are more diversified. We do not mean to
; say that wheat growing is to be aban
j doned. It has not been given up in
I Ohio, or in Pennsylvania, or in New
j York, but it will become only one farm
j industry among many. After the
\ change has come about our vast prairie
; country will be found to be much more
! prosperous under the regime of diversi- j
fied agriculture than it could possibly
j have become with wheat as its only
; market crop, even if the old high prices
could again prevail. |
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j »iq MORE BUFFALO SKINS.
! - !
Wolf and Raccoon for Robes-A Caribou's
Head *jid a Mask Ox Skin. j
"Buffalo skius," said a clerk at the
fur store in answer to an inquiry of a
j New York Sun man, are "practically out
! °I market. No new ones come in
now, and the few that we have on hand ^
are old ones that find their way to the i
furrier s. The price of a good buffalo .
slrin is from fifty to sixty dollars. They j
used to be made extensively into fur
coats for driving and rough winter
traveling, but such a coat is now rarely ;
seen except in the out-of-the-way
| northern localities, where many old
ones are still in use. Raccoon skins
have taken the place of buffalo skins
in the making of overcoats, but the fur :
coat is not much used now any where |
except in Minnesota and the British
, dominion,. There ia aome demand for
*"• linings, for whi<*minkand Persian j
! lamb are used, and sometimes Hudson
! bay sable, which coses from four hun
I dred to one thousand dollars for a coat,
| _ qu readilv - m{er the bu ffalo
j Y L ' >
robe^ has become scarce and
valueless, a lie gray wolf skins are
: m ?£ 0 ! b "^ d 1>diM ,
\ wo , verine of foies of all kind, rae
Australian opoaram of a
vonnî
| smooth mouse-gray tint, and the young
eveyy thing m ""7^*
. ,
^^mi^and
a kind of marmot vcllowish
under
thi* Siberian Mnirrel Jrnv
j ' white hollv Thr rr are some
| .
; m trimming, and he pointed
; out \ a ^ array, of sampes hanging
L T rinh liVht brown- ten
nfn nntnmlblaiL thnantmlrbana I
thJ !
ot gray, th blade
da f. h ^' * **** * Br ' a
^ttie dark er than sable .
v Dusnsti'nii et Qian
The peat and fearful increase of k>
ensto in Algeria is ascribed by^ the
French journal, "I/Hereur, to whole -
sale destruction of quail by sportsmen, j
It is estimated that a quad c on s um e s j
daily from fifty to sixty grammes of ;
food, and that twenty tiny locusts of,
the size of hemp seed go to a gramme, i
Hénce one quail may destroy dallyljMe,
j locusts, or frrnn
th e par lod when th e
\ enough to he swallowed by ifc Zba
j- Tnnh *
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SLATHERS OF SEALSKINS
Last Season's Catch the Largest
on Record.
notwithstanding tho Bifid Intrietloai
uovoraia* tho SMton They Soonrod
a Bleh Harvest — Indian
Hants*» Bmptoyod.
W. P. Roberts, United Staten consul
at Victoria, B. C., has just sent to the
state department a summary of the re
j port on the seal catch of 1804, prepared
by A. R. Milne, collector of customs at
Victoria.
The catch was the biggest ever made
a single year. The total Canadian*
■ catch was 94,474, a little over 20,000
! more than the catch of 1893. The num
^ Q f vessels employed was fifty-nine,
j f OUT mo re than went out the year be
f ore . The crews contained in all 1,408
j me n, of whom 518 were Indians. The j
! canoe catch by Indiana alone amounted j
to 3,989. j
a good many people have wondered
whether or not the seal herd is in dan- j
| gcr of extinction if operations are con- j
tinued under the regulations at present
j existing. Mr. Milne says that the pro- !
j portion of males is much larger than j
1 Americans have contended it would be. J
j Pelagic sealing, they held, was dispro-1
; portionately fatal to the females. j
j But although 97,474 seals were re
j ported by the captains of the sealing j
; fleet as having been killed during the;
season, the sex of only 28,841 was given, j
j Many of the captains ignored this point j
j altogether. Of this number, however, :
| as many as 11,705 were females and 14,- j
630 were males, and the'collector had to J
j base his favorable opinion on these ■
! very imperfect returns. j
j At the beginning of the season it was !
generally feared that the hunters
; would be seriously handicapped by the |
j new regulations forbidding the use j
Q f firearms and prescribing the use of j
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: fortunately for {he seal, the fear has
! been overcome. On account of it the!
! vessels went On their voyages with a !
larger proportion of Indian hunters on
board than the year before, because the
( I ndiana were known to be more expert |
in the use of the spear than the whites. .
j But before the end of the season the |
| white hunters had become fully as
: skillful as the Indians. I
j All the Canadian sealers were vessels ■
of very small tonnage, the largest, the
j Favorite, registering 180 tons, and the j
j smallest, the Annie C. Moore, only !
j thirteen tons. The Favorite got 1,846
seals and the Annie C. Moore 2,256. ;
TheTriumph, of ninety-eight tons, se- i
1 cured the biggest catch—4,500. The
average tonnage was sixty-six, and the .
average crew about twenty-four.
Most of the seals were caught off the
Japanese coast—48,993, against 29,203
the year before. The British Columbia
coast catch was less than half of what
it was in 1893. The report states that
in Behring sea the catch was made out
side the sixty-mile protected zone, i
operations being carried on from the ;
1st of August to the middle of Septem- j
ber.
On the Japanese coast sealing com
mence d at about latitude 36 degrees, .
^ continued north. There were none I
j of the interruptions usual of late years j
experienced by those who operated in
territory adjacent to Russian waters,,
the vessels all keeping well outside the ;
| thirty-mile zone, mainly operating about 1
j 10 q southeast of Copper island. |
On the British Columbia coast sealing
! commenced at about latitude 87 degrees,
thence proceeding northward. The fleet
j returned to port early in May, the close !
geasou being then on, and at the end of
j u ]y those of the ships having the
requisite crews of spearsmen set off for
Behring sea to try their luck under the
^ new law of regulations. i
i Considering everything, those who.
. were position to make the experi- '
j me nt with any hope of fair reward did !
ver y well, but, taking the whole fleet, !
it is claimed that the season has been ■
; barren of profits or advantage, except*
that of the crews, who were enabled to
g^ke fair wages. Of the total fifty-I
nine vessels operating, only thirty-two
went ^to the sea.
:
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T ,._ r _. T _
j consignment one thousand
n whi< * arrived by the Athenian!
destffiedfor Salt rirS! i
if, uccliuca* xvi \ Â
They were sent out to the order of
James Searle, of Port Elizabeth, who
j ntended lo^tinir them in the Zwart
but*owing to the unsatis
SSW «^'-of the Experiment mad.
by the government in that stream be
changed his mind, and generously of
fered them to the agricultural depart
. „ th c ^ News. "The^ds
"here SeÄati^are LbelS
posited are situated a few hundred i
yards from the month of the riyer,
^ or ambulances, a.th*;
are sometimes called, have been spe
<***7 constructe4 for their reoepti^,
consisting of wooden frames fitted with
galvanized wire, and so arranged aa to j
furnish adequate protection from the i
attacks D fk predatory enemy.
"The consignment of oysters brought
<»t by the Roslin Castle has not turned
out ao successfully as was at first an
I Hcipated. On careful examination it
! waâ found that of the one thousand
oysters imported by last vessel to the
order 0 f ^ arovemment, only between
three and four hundred had survived
^ rfwtto changes incidental to a
M voyage, added to the novel
oonditions of life ina tank. Lift year
two thousand oysters were brou gh t out
«ncta-tiie csre °f an expert, and of
it t g>W MIt f i only one
j gftj were lost ui the outward ran.
j The sur v i vor s were fliinjtif in thu
; Zwartyops riser, and of ' tjgsse only
four hundr ed are now alive. Thuae
i rltuistisuthur nf nytnfa lu fiouth Afriea
i
Four Hundred of th* Bivalve* Survived
I
OYSTERS IN AFRICA.
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United
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T he KKTWgjr» jrth^yvl e rcpiggjmte «tT*
anfi. Àtuiky. miniag legion*. «aid, located-
a* it I« In tlm v6xj» he*Tt of tb« moat pro»
iainy mining coon try on the face of the—
earth, and leaving nothing undone to pre
sent itsreadeis a complete synopsis ef ail
miltin g newt and derelopmeute, as well as
matters of local importance in and a boot
Ketch imi, ilia an invaluable guide for cap
ital and informant to the settler of every
craft aud position. Subscribe for it, read
it, and let your friends rend it.
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f *> a
dollar. When governments go into the
cheap-money business, says the Phila
delphia Record, they usually manage
to get a dollar's worth for half a dol
lar; and when they go out of the busi
ness after the Honduran fashion they
get two dollars for one.
of demonetization and remonetization
bears with equal hardship upon the un
happy people who are the victims of
this form of legalized.robbery.
ONLY A FEW OF THEM LEFT.
Kentucky Moonshiners Not Nearly So No
nacrons ns Is Generally Thought,
In an interview the other day the
commissioner of internal revenue said
that practically every dollar of the tax
on Kentucky whisky was collected, and
with less expense than any other xev
enuo due the federal government. The
commissioner is, of course, correct, but
this has not been the popular opinion.
The "moonshiner," says the Louisville
j Courier-Journal, has taken such a
j prominent part in the literature of the
j day—in newspapers, magazines and
books—that his numbers have been as
j much magnified as those of that sorry
j 8 ©t of scoundrels wlio attacked tlie
brave Sir John Falstaff on Gad's hill.,
! Ambitious dialect writers and a horde
j of cheap humorists have added their
J contribution to the prevailing impres
aion. Ambitious revenue officers, aided
j and abetted by zealous reporters they
take into their confidence, break out at
j irregular periods with stories of their
prowess in raiding illicit distilleries and
j capturing bloodthirsty revenue out
j laws. Many are their hairbreadth ea
: capes, and thrilling are the battles in
j which they have engaged.
J These stories of moonshiners and
■ moonshining are the response to A
j strong public demand, the appetite for
! the romantic being especially lively in
connection with a state whose people
| are considered to have such marked
j personal characteristics as Kentuck
j ians. But they must be taken with a
tucky, and they are not numerous or
! bloodthirsty anywhere. Usually they
are poor people who lack industry or
pluck enough to succeed in farming or
| other vocations. Such men will not
. fight if they can help it, and their oper
| ations are generally on the smallest
sort of a scale. Their numbers are
I equally insignificant, and out of all
■ proportion to the space they take up in
tue newspapers.
j
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i Cotton and corn are the two créât
American staples and the two in
. which the United Stetes stands e«,<dlv at
the head not onlv of all countries but
of all countries combined, says' tlio
New York Sun. The total cotton sub
nlv of the world fiomred on tho basis of
bales of 400 pounds each is about 12
000 000 bales, and of this' amount the
United States produces about 9 000 000
i bales or two-thirds of the'whole
; amount. The crop here attained the
j highest figures before the war in 1800
when it was 4,000,000 bales of 470
pounds; 1892 was the best year for cot
. son since, the crop being 9,000,000 bales
I of 470 pounds.
j The corn acreage of the United States
for 1894 is 65,000,000 acres, and the total
product 1,200,000,000 bushels, of the
; value of about $600,000,000. The great
1 com year was 1889, with a crop of 2,100,
| 000,000 bushels; 1801 followed With
2,000,000,000 bushels. In 1892 and 1893
000.000 bushels.
! ^lue of the com and cotton crop the
other agricultural productions of'the
United States occupy a subordinate po
8 ition the value of the wheat crop
being'$225 000 000 oats $214 C99 000 po
i tatoes $91 000 000* barley $27 000 000
rve $13 OOoloOO* and buckwheat $7 000 -
'
! ^Two surprises because of the differ
! once in value compared with ordinary
■ public expectations are hayandtobao
The hay crop of the United States
to amounted last year to $458 000 000 in
value* the tobacco crop on the other
hand* amounted to onlv S27 000 000
' ^
head of the tobacco states. Pennsyb
vania is at the head of those in the
i north. Connecticut comes next; New
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of York is fourth.
A Strange See«,
Chincoteague island's strange sect
c^fteSLttteS band ÎTlodng
members, but some colored persons of
the sect are building a church at Dag*
boro, Del. Searching the Scriptures is
««teemed an importent dutv bv the
SSÂïnJ
i authority for making such searches in
company with the sisters. Each man
hTcalls ^elSw wateher of
the opposite sex, chosen by some sort
of elective affinity, and usually another
than his own wife. Great scandal haa
to j arisen in Chincoteague by reason of the
i doings of the Sanctified band.
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__ A Prises at a Bargain,
bn f 1 f* 8 f ilke character at the
m*trimonial ideas of foreign men of
it title is illustrated by this advertise
fonnd * ^ e ® ent *
Vlc mt* n ewspaper: ^ A young prince,
the owner of a lordly estate of great
^ intention to marry. He
a * h an d some and intelligent girl
about twen^yean of age, of good
< * ow ff of not ie$a

of million dollars). Apply,
we* *
The swindle
CORN AND COTTON.
Two Staples In Which the Clotted States
.Lead* the Whole World.
i
the figures were about the same—1,600,
Conroared with tho
000 .
The last year preceding (1893) the to
bacco crop was 50 per cent, greater,
and considerably more than half of it
came from two states, Kentucky and
I Tennessee. Kentucky stands at the
b
In m. old volume at "The Tnamç
tiome" ie found thé following by Dr. J.
P. WRaeo: "Whete, letmeeik. are tie
greet und weetin* «pklemiae tbfft oiMe
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