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LIME A3 A FERTILIZER.
Its Value to tlie Farmir How and Whrn It May lis Appllril. If we Rtndy tho composition of pluntg, tve find tlmt limn Id the most important pnrt of tlie minorul elements of urnrly every one. And ft Is to le remembered tlint in the growth of lyite every ele ment fonnd in them in iiirlinpensiibla Bnt how inneh more nmst it be so if snch a thins; wore possible, for one ele ment to bo more indixprnpiible thnn en other for lime, which exists in snch n larne proportion, to be anything but in dispensable. And this ninst be thotmht so ns we consider that in the ash of hay one eighth part is lime; in the ash of clover more than a third of it is lime; in the ash of potato tops nearly one-half is lime. The ashes of wood, which we think so vnlonlilo on account of tho pot ash in them, have several times more lime than potash, the lime amounting to from 80 to 70 per cent And thero is not one plant grown that has not lime in its ashes. Tlie same applies to potash and phosphoric acid, and reasonably these are snpposed to be food for plants ; why, then, is not lime a plant food? Snrely it nmst be so considered. Thus writes that excollent authority, Henry Stewart, in The American Agricultur ist. He also is authority for tho follow ing: The best farmed localities in the World aro those where the soil contains a largo proportion of lime, being deriv ed from the decomposition of limestone rocks. Bnt it is not so much on account of the lime in (he soil that the land is so well farmed nud so productive, bnt mostly for the reason that lime being there abundant and cheap, the farmers burn tlie limestone and make lime, and apply it to the land. Lime only is a plant food, but limestone is not, and the soil may bo well filled with lime stone and yet be quite poor. Now lime is a very active chemical substance. This will be seen if some of it is put in some vineiiar. This will foam np and boil over tlio enp, and n largo quanti ty of pas will be evolved. In the end there will bo no more acid in tlie vine gar. And this is one effect of limo on soil that is sour, such as swamp land, in which tlie excess of acid prevents the growth of any useful plants. If we put some lime on a dead ani mal or on any other organic matter, it will qnickly decompose it and reduce it to its origiual elements, and this is one effect of lime when used in a compost, the matters thus decomposed then be coming good manure and useful food for plants. And this same effect is pro duced in the foil when quicklime is ap plied, as it usually is in the fall when the land is prepared for wheat and grass and clover seeding. But the chemist may take some sand or other mineral matter and mix lime with it, and then add water, and the lime will dissolve quite a considerable quantity of this mineral matter, forming silicHte of lime, and by taking the silica from the potash, or the phosphute, or magnesia, or the alnmina, etc., that the soil is mafi up of, the lime renders these ele ments of plant food soluble and avail able for the crops. Now this is a Fmall part of the nat ural history of lime, as it is used in good farming. And with such a history we must realize its value to the farmer, quite independently of the fact wheth er it is actually a plant food or not. And as the season is approaching when the laud is in tho best condition for the application of lime, aa lime is most soluble in cold water, and the wheat crop is most convenient for it, it is a question for all of ns if it is not advisa ble to so nse it, and gather the fruits of its good effects on the soil. The freshly burned lime only is used, and 20 to 40 bushels per acre is the usual quantity. It is left in heaps in the field, preferably of one bushel each, two rods apart, and in a few days it fulls to a fine powder by the action of the moisture of the air, or a shower of ruin, when it is easily spread quite evenly so as to just whit en the surface with a long handled shove). But when lime is thus used for the wheat, it is not advisable to nse su perphosphate until the spring. It cau then be used to advantage. TOMATOES FOR THE GREENHOUSE. 4 Report Varieties Tested at the Ver mont Experiment Station L. R. Jones, writing from the Ver mont station to Rural New Yorker, gives this information concerning toma toes for greenhouse onlture. He says: The Essex Hybrid is and has been the standard variety with ns for forcing. It has medium size, smooth and firm fruit, and yields aa well as if not better than any other variety we have ever tried. It has as little black rot as any ixcepting some of the newer varieties. The Early Minnesota has done well in our house this season, but as this is our first trial of it we don't wish to be too positive in praising its merits. It has some very meritorious qualities, was the first to ripen, both in the house and garden, and was only very slightly af fected with the rot. It bears a large crop of medium size, smooth, round and firm fruit, which is of the very best quality, bnt is too seedy to suit some people. As to meutinesa, it is not up to standard, whereas the Essex Hybrid may be considered as near the standard as perhaps it is necessary to get. The Iguotum has been a very good forcing variety, but we shall discard it from our houses in the flr.Tire as being unprofitable. It is very badly affected with the rot, and does not grow smooth enough to suit us. This variety bos suf fered the most from the rot of any we have grown this year. The Dwarf Champion we shall try in our houses this winter. We have had it hi the bouses during the summer, and it has done roniurkubly well. The plant Itself is strong and vigorous, and as lit "tie affected with physiologic ul troubles, like oedema, as any. It is a great crop per and the fruit is of the bent, both as regards quality and nieatiness, and the rot bus not muterially affected it. The dwarf habit of the plant, too, permits of closer pluuting than the larger kinds. We shall make a thorough triul of these three varieties, the Eosex Hybrid, the Early Minnesota and the Dwarf Cham pion, in our house this winter. In our gardens this year we bad sev- oral varieties that are especially adapted to onr conditions. We had the Acme, Beanty, Paragon, Matchless, Golden (jneeu, Maule'a New Imperial and the new Stone, beside others. The Golden (jneen is yellow and may not be suit able for the markets, but aa home frnit it cannot be surpassed. Mnnle's New Imperial is a new variety well worthy of triul. It is a good cropper, of lurge, smooth, firm frnit. The Stone is another very promising new variety, good for the general crop. Corn Harvesting Machine. There remains no doubt but that corn harvesting machines have come to stay. The New Kiighind Homestead reports that nearly 10,000 of one make alone have been sold this year, in addition to an immense number of other machines. It says : The machines will doubtless be much improved, and only after a corn har vester has been actually used for oue or two years by the farmer in doing prac tical work cau it be said to be an as sured success. Tho MoCorinick, for in stance, which cuts and binds the corn in bundles, harvested 100 acres of corn in 1S0O, and was supposed to be perfect then, but before it was put in the hands of tlie farmers the manufacturers felt it necessary to spend four years npon it and to test it all the way from the sugar cane of Texas and Louisiana to the 10 foot corn in tho Wabash bottoms, tho squaw corn of Dakota 1uid the Yan kee corn of Vermont. A machine to husk corn and put it into the wagon box bus now been de vised. Tlie idea is old and it remains to be seen whether this latest candidate will be a success. Years ago such a ma chine would have had a largo market, but now the farmers recognize that cornstalks, if properly cut, cured and fed, are worth just as much per acre as the best hay. The demand for a ma chine of this typo will be limited to those farmers who are Btill willing to waste their corn fodder, or only partial ly utilize it by turning the stock into the cornfields after plucking the ears. AfiTleultDral Experiment Stations. In this country the first agricultural experiment station was begun at Wes leyau university, Middletown, Conn., in 1875, though similar work had been previously curried on at some of the agricultural colleges. California, North Carolina and New Jersey were among the first states to organize experiment stations. In 1887 congress passed what is pop ularly known ns the Hutch act, which gives to each state and territory 15, 000 a year from tho national treasury for the maintenance of an agricultural ex periment station. Agricultural experi ment stations are now in operation un der the act of congress March 2, 1887, in all the states uud territories. Alaska is tho only section of the United States which has no station. In each of the states of Alabama, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York a separate station is maintained wholly or in part by the state funds, and in Lsjisiaua a station for sugar experiments is maintained mainly by funds contributed by tngar planters. Iu several other states sub stations have been established. Exclud ing the branch stations, the total num ber of stations in the United States is 54. Of these Dl receive the appropria tion provided for in the act of congress already mentioned. Wanted Time and Fore. Not long since we saw a New Eng land farmer plowing. His fields were small and surrounded by big stonewalls. His team barely got started before they were stopped by a big wall that marked a wide lune or street running through the farm. At least 15 per cent of time and force were wasted in turning. Now that man is suffering from the "curse of Wall street" if ever a man was. Oh, if his ancestors had only been Dutchmen and used those stones to make farm buildings I Rural New Yorker. Troteetlon For Tender Plants. The best method of protection depends on w hat kind of plants are to be protect ed. For deciduous pluuts a barrel, well ventilated and filled with dry leaves or hay, and so covered as to keep out all water, a Rural Now Yorker correspond ent has always found good. Figs may thus be kept outdoors. For evergreen like rhododendrons, kalmias and ten der oouifers, a thorough shading with evergreen boughs is as good as anything. It seems to be the change from cold to the direct rays of the sun toward spiing thut are most prolifio of mischief. A (.HATEFUL PATIENT 'I wn a full fledged M. D. one und never should have thought of adopting my present profession if it hadn't been for a queer aoculont when 1 nrst Hung out my shingle. "I hud a rich neighbor, a man I was bound to propitiate, and the very first call I hud after day of waltlug for putlents who diilu't come was to his barn to see what was tho matter with hi alok mare. I cured the mare and took In my shingle. for from that day to thl I ve never p; scribed for a bumun being. I had won a rcitution a a veterinary aurgtjnand had to stick to It Hut that la neither here our there. Only If you think i&iinal can't ahow gratitude and affection perhaps you'll cliange your mind. "When I'd been in business a year or two, I sent lor my brother Dick. He was a wonderful chap with all kind of ant malrt, and I thought perhaps 1 could work out of my part of It and leave that for him. I never did, for Dlck'a a cotton broker In New York nuw, and I ahould have to be gin all over again to make a first rats physician. But that' what I meant to be then. "The very next day after Dick camel got a telegram from P. T. Baruuin. I'd been down there onoa or twice to his own atable. and he had a good deal of faith in me. The dUjaloh wus; " 'Hebe baa hurt bur toot. Come at once.' "Hobo waa a favorite elephant a aplen did creature and worth a amall fortune. " Well, I ouiifu I hua tutted. I distrust ed my own ability and dreaded the result. But Dick was dutaruilncd to go, and go we did. When we got out of the cars, Uar num himself waa there wttb a aplundld pair of matched gray. He eyed me very dubiously. 'I'd furgotten you were such a little fellow,' he said in a discouraged tone. 'I'm afraid you eau't help her.' His distrust put me on my mettle. " 'Mr. liaruum,' said I, getting into the oarrlage, 'if it oomeatoahaud to hand fight lietwoeu Hubs and me, I don't be hove an extra foot or two of height would help me any.' "He laughed outright and began tolling me bow the elephant waa hurt. She bad stepped on a null or bit of Iron and it had penetrated the tender part of her foot. She was In Intense agony and almost wild with the pain. "Long before w reached the enclosure In which she was we omild hear her pite ous trumpeting, and when we entered we found heron three legs, swinging the hurt foot slowly bnckirnrd and forward and Uttering long cries of anguish. Such dumb misery In her look poor thing! "Kven Dlok quailed now. 'You enn never get near hur, ' he whlswred. '.She'll kill you sure.' "Her keeper divined what he said. 'Don't you be afraid, sir,' he called out to me. 'Hehe'a got sense.' "I took my box of Instruments from Mr. Rnrnum. " 'I like your pluck, my boy,' he said heartily, but I own that I felt rather queer and wttaky aa I went up to the huge beast. "The men employed about the show earns around u curiously, but at a respect ful and eminently safe distance, a I bent down to examine the foot. "While I was doing so, as gently a I could, I felt, to my horror, a light touch on my hnlr. It was a light as a woman's, but as I turned and nw the great trunk behind me it had an awful suggestlveneos. "'She's only curling yotir hair,' sang out the keeper. 'Don't mind her.' " 'I shall bave to out, and out deep,' snld I by way of reply. "Ho said a few words in some lingo which woro evidently Intended for the ele phant's understanding only. Then he shouted, with the utmost coolness, 'Cut awnyl' "Tho man's faith inspired me. There he stood, absolutely unprotected, directly In front of tho great creature and quietly jabbered awav to her as If thl were an ev erydny occurrence. "Well, 1 made one gash with the knife. I felt the grasp on my hair tighten peroep tilily, yet not ungently. Cold drop of per-' splratlon stood out all over me. 'bhall I eut again r I managed to call out. 'Cut away I' came again the encour aging resminso. This stroke did the work. A groat mas of fetid matter followed tho passage of the knife; the absceR wn lanced. We sprayed out tho foot, packed It with oakum and bound it np. The relief must have been Immediate, for the grasp on my hair relaxed, the elephant drew a long, almost human, sigh, and well, I don't know what happened next, for I fainted dead away. Dluk must have finished the busi ness and picked up mo and my tools. 1 was a limp as a rag. 'It must have been a year and a half after this happened that I was called to western Massachusetts to see some fancy horse. Uurnum's circus hupiicnod to bo there. You mar be sure that I called to Inquire for my distinguished patient. " 'Hebe well and hearty, sir,' the keep er answered me. 'Come In and see her; she'll be glnd to see you.' "JNousonsor said I, though I confess 1 hod a keen curiosity to see If she would know me as I stepped Into the tent. "lhe.ro she stood, the beauty, a well as ever. For a moment sbo loot eu at me ln- dtfTorrntly, then steadily and with Inter est. Sho next reached out her trunk and laid It caressingly first on my shoulder and then on my hair how vividly her touch brought back to my mind the cold shiver I endured at my Introduction to her I and then she slowly lifted up her foot, now bole and healthy, and showed it to me. That' the sober truth I" Exchange. OLD UNCLE TOM. The Original of Mrs. Stowe'a Novel Almost Reduced to Starvation. George Harris, the old negro who is the original Uncle Tom in Mrs. Harriet Beeoher Stowe'a book, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," is living in Lexington, Ky. , at 67 Race street, in a destitute condition. He will be 84 years old next March, and is very feeblo. His condition is pitiable, being too prond to beg, and going many days without food. In an interview he said that he bad been living on 5 cents a day. The ne groes, for whose freedom be worked for years, do not appreciate his labors in their behalf. They have made no effort to save bim from starvation, and were it not for a few white friends he would starve to death. New York Recorder. New Labor Proposition. Count Herbert Bismarck has lately been stnmping Prussian Saxony in the interests of the agrarians. In one of his speeches he defended the grain bill drafted by Count Kanitz and in another speech he came ont in favor of bimetal lism, protective tariffs and the introduc tion of an eight hour day npon all of the imperial dorks and wborves, to go into effect April 1, 1890. At present the employees work ten hours. An eight hour day, be argued, rnnuiug from 7 o'clock in the morning to 8 o'olock iu the afternoon, with a quarter of an hour for breakfast and the same length of time for dinner, closing the works at 8 o'clock, won Id give the men time for daylight recreation. He strongly urged a trial of this sys tem. If it should prove to be detrimen tal to the work after a trial of six months' duration, he said, it could be abandoned and the existing system re sumed. New York Journal. A New National Park. A dozen general and other officers who wore the bine bave gone south from Chicago to meet representative leaders of the gray to arrange details for a peti tion to congress to make the battlefield of Vicksbnrg a national military park. They form together the officers and di rectors of the Vicksbnrg Military Park association, organized last month. The battlefield will be accurately located, and the ground occupied by both armies in the oontest will be gone over by the members of the association. It is hoped by this united aotion congress may be induced to make an appropriation suffi ciently large to convert the battlefield into a suitable monument honoring the soldiers of both sides who died on the biatorio spot. Atlanta Constitution. A Candidate For Statehood. Oklahoma is the latest candidate for admission into the Union, a statehood convention having been culled to meet early in December. As Oklahoma s pop ulation is 850,000 or more and she now ha an assessed valuation of $30,000, 000, she would make a much more cred itable state than either Arizona or New Mexico. If the Creek, Choctaw and Chickasaw Nation sbonld join iu the movemeuta as it is intimated they may, thus throwing state lines around the In dian Territory, ber claim would be ir resistible. Chicago Tribune. Barled r a Landslide. Hazlitok, Pa, Nor. 87. While at work in a deep ooal stripping hole at Mllnesvllla oolllery John Martin and John Huaka, two miner, were burled by a landslide. Tbey ware driving alongside of a ravin when the earth dropped away, oarrylng thm to ths bottom of the ravine ud covering them beneath thousands of tuns of debris. It took three hours' hard work to Ind the bodies. A COMMERCIAL DAY. CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN COMMER CIAL LIBERTY. Cliannee llepew Writes the History of Onr Progress Prom the Time of Wash ingtonDee. 10 the Iay of Celebration, For nearly 20 years the people of the United States have indulged in patriot ic centennial celebrations. From the Declaration of Independence in 1778 down to the evaenatiou of New York by the British in 1783 the struggle for American liberty has been thus com mcmorated, while iu 1HH9, with im posing ceremony, was recalled the inau guration in New York of Heorgc Wash ington as first president. By history nnd oratory the country has been made fn millur with the slory of its freedom from foreign control and of the com mencement of its government. Tho lllth of December next is u date pregnant with 100 yenrs of progress and develop ment. Our prior ceutenniuls presented npon the national canvas the picture of the formation of the institutions under which the people might govern themselves. The 1 9th of December cele brates the results of that government and of those institutions for the first 100 years. It is difficult at this time to grasp the situation which Washington, as first president, had to meet. The republic was exhausted by the seven years' war of the Revolution. The jealons colonies, now states, were not able to work togeth er harmoniously. We had no foreign commerce; onr internal trade was in its infancy. On the one hand, (Jreut Brit ain was a powerful and most dangerous neighbor by land and had control of the seas ; and, on the other, the people were mad with a frenzy for France and the principlesof the French revolntion. An other war with f4reat Britain was im minent simply on account of this in sane frenzy for the French revolution ists. It is not difficult at this day to form a judgment ns to what would have been the result of such a struggle. France could have rendered nsno assist ance and England would either have crippled or reconquered the country. At this juncture that calm, coura geous, farseeing man to whose mind and character vc owe everything periled bis great popularity and the confidence which his countrymen had in him by resisting the French frenzy and encoun tering the public clamor and distrust in an effort to establish commercial rela tions with Great Biitain. He selected for this difficult and unpopular mission the first chief justice of the supreme court of the Uiifed States. Washington felt that the emergency required more than diplomatic talent or legislative skill. He felt that it needed profound legal acquirements, calm judgment and lofty character, such as conld be found only in the bead of tlint majestic tribu nal whose decisions mid influence have excited the wonder and admiration of the statesmen and jurists of the world. No ordinary man, mil no man unless possessing prcnt dignity both of office and achievement, could have obtained any footing at that period at the court of St, James. John Jay, iu connection and collaboration with Alexander Ham ilton and James Madison, had, in The Federalist, fought and overcome the passion and prejudice of the colonists against the adoption of the federal con stitution. He, when convinced of the right, was serenely immovable to the clamor and howling of the hour. There never was snch a contrast between em bassadors as between Chief Justice Jay, envoy extraordinary to promote the commercial treaty with onr then moat detested enemy, Grent Britain, and Ue nest, the French minister to the United States the one struggling to obtain for his distressed, embarrassed and bank rupt country peace and honor; the other seeking to carry the torch of revolution among our people and to involve them in the horrors of a European conflict in which they bad no iuterest and from which they conld by no possibility de rive benefit. Jay's arrival in London was an event. English statesmen were just grasping the future possibilities of the relations With the mother country iu her Eu ropean entanglements of this new nation of their own kin across the seus. They were looking not for enemies, but for allies. Always, us English statesmen are, students of the development of the principles of Magna Charta and the bill of rights, tbey saw the possibilities of tho future of this new authority in gov ernment overriding kings and parlia ments by its decisions the supreme ooart of the Uuited States. Its majesty, it dignity and its power appealed to their imagination in the person of Chief Justice Johu Jay. It ia the- unwritten story of impressions, associations and influences of the day which makes the history of nations. We have the Jay treaty. We read of the abuse and condemnation with which it and its author were received iu !his country. We know the thinly veiled ha tred wliic'i England held for our conn try, and is wonder how the treaty was obtained by which such marvelous con cessions under all the conditions were secured, uud we wonder still moro why its benefits were not appreciated. Tr-e freedom of the seas for American sh !., free inte rcourse by our inland lakes uud rivers, free access to the ports of Great Britain and its colonies, the protection of the American flag for our citizens, their ships and their trade, the opening of the porta of the world to American enterprise and commercial geuins, the nutrammeling of our territorial growth by the removul of all British troops from the western posts these were tlie results of the treaty obtained by Chief Justice Jay from the British govern ment. New York, then, as now, the com nierciul center of the republio, appre ciated the treaty. So did the commer cial men of Boston and Philadelphia. Aguiust it were arrayed all the French freuzv, the agricultural population, which constituted eight-tenths of onr people, and the west and the south. Fot it was every statesman whose name has survived tlie century. It was rati tied and went into efleot, as no other great measure ever was ratified and went into effect in a free country, against the desires and the judgment and the expressions of the people, by the power and influence of George Washington. From the year of its ratification be son American commerce. New ship yards were constructed, and a fleet of American merchantmen was seen npon the sens. In tho harbors of Great Brit ain and all the continental nations of Europe and in tho ports of the orient appeared this strange flag, under which the merchants and the trailers of tho world began to discover that there sail ed a new, most enterprising and most adventurous recruit to the ranks of the trade and commerce of the world. Throngh the gateway bnt partly opened by the Jay treaty came a volume of trade which liberalized the laws and broke down the time honored restrio tionsof the centuries. Whilo Europe felt the influence in a hundred ways, and most beneficially, of the American nddition to her markets, we, on the other hand, started upon that caieer t commerce with the world mid internal trado with ourselves which, iu n contnvy, has out stripped the achievements of the ages. The figures of American commerce from 17115 to IKH5 are romance and reality, fiction and fact. They ni:'!:o mathema tics poetical, and they make poetry mathematics. Such in brief outlino is the story to be commemorated on the lilth of Decem ber. It should appeal to every commer cial body in the Uuited States. At that tune the seed was planted of which each of them is the growth. It should be "commercial day" from one end of this country to the other, in reverent recognition of the origin of American commerce olid the creation of the condi tions under which every board of trade ami chamber of commerce exists in the I'n'ted States today. Chauncey M. De pew in New York Sun. tiro In riillartelnhl. PniLAiiHU'iiiA, Nov. IS. The export department of Martin Fuller & t'o. 's abattoir In West Philadelphia was dam aged by fire to the extent of i(l,000. Lnr'o quantities of lard, tallow and dress ed meat ready for shipment were destroy ed. The Iosr Is covered by Insurance Fltteen Lives Lost at Bea. SAN FitASolsco, Nov. HO. Particular of tho loss of the Italian bark llrnm Carlo off the Horn have reached this city. Tho bark collided with tho British ship Con dor, and It Is now known that not only was thii llrnm Carlo sunk, but that only four of her 111 men wero saved. Tnrkrjs For Cleveland and Wales, MoNTHl'Al, Nov. 10. Thomas Ilowley of St. Agnes de Uundeo, Quo., claims to have two turkeys, each 2 years old, whose aggregate weight ia 11') pounds. One is to be sent to President Cleveland for Thanksgiving day and the other to the Prince of Wales. More People Poisoned. GloVF.Iisvn,..K, N. Y., Nov. 13. Three more families In this city are suffering from CRtliif? poisoned head cheeso bought at a meat ncejket. Through active efforts of physicians "no lives have been lost. The board of health has taken action in the matter. Shot Itlmsi-ir In the Hrad. Gt.ovRHSvmiK, X. Y., Nov. 2". Abrnm Frank, Jr., f3 years old. awell known (111 ion, committed suicide by shooting I) mi self with a rovolver In the head. Frank left home apparently In good spirits, and no cause is assigned for Ihe doe's. A Novelty Anyway. For president, Senator William Eat- emnp t huridler. Platform, Down with the Prmoe of Walosl Chicago KoccrU. Thought lie May Have Ileen 1'olsoneil. Sandy Hill, N. Y., Nov. CO. John liuoklny, 23 years old, died suddenly un der mystorlous circumstances. He drank hcer In Gluns Falls and cnmplntned of spoon being put Iu It. Coronor Patteewas notified and bogan an Inquest Two Men Kilted at Crossings, miFFAIo, rsnv. aa. Two men were killed at grade crossings hero. John Val- quett, aged 74 years, was struck at ISInck Kock, and Joseph Gunning, a fish peddler, at Green street, both by New York Cen tral locomotives. Crenerr.1 Markets. NEW Youk, Nov. M. -FLOlK-Stnte nnd western dull and featurelena city mill r.t enta, f 1.1'. 4 :.'; winter imteniH, ;n rily nil I In clean, $44.10, winter straights, $3.:i0 ($.1.40. WHEAT No t red npenrd acllvennd i tell er on foreiun buyine. but fell off, lobiiif? n:l ud vance: cotmimtilt-Rtinn with went nil cut oiT; May, H7t(.fW.: Dccemb. r, CORN -No. 2 quiet, but oteady: May. iWfir. OATS-May, U-U-u.; track, white, 1tfl, 24 1'ORK-Diill: family, $113.13. LA K I Nomi il: prime wtwtern uteam. J.VKO. H L TT K It h n ad y: stale dairy, IStt-iu.: slate creamery, XhfbUiiMn. I'HKKSK-guleU suite, large, TMftUV.s mall, 7-'Vuim4c. KtHiS-Hieady; Mate and Pennsylvania, VZ 2Uc: western. tZb M'UAK Haw ijuiet; fair refitiinu, 8c.: een trifUKHl, IW test. at;i re titled quiet; crushed, 6Mc; powdered. v. TUHI'KNTINK-Dnll at 2Tc MOLASSKH-Duli. New Orleans. Wlc. KlCfis-Dull; domestic, VAfttffaA Ja.nn, 35i fMc. A SCHLATTER CURE. Kjeslsht Said to Bars Been Restored to John James of Texas. Mutter cf flirt observers of the siii gnlur cran iu Dwivtir over the healer Schlatter have said that it veas almost impossible to trace in a tmti.sfurtory muuncr any of the allfrt cures. Doz ens of cases were talktclof everyday, bnt when reporters or medical investi gators attempted to find the people al iened to have been cured of divers ail ments their limit ended in failnie. Somebody bad been told of tho case by somebody elue, and so on indefinitely. Circumstantial details of one alleged cure are, however, reported iu several Texas aud other southern newspaper. It is affirmed that Johu Janici i,f A!v,i rado, Tex., chairman of thr .T Imwai county free Bilver Deniocralie eseeuiivo committee, returned recently from l.vn ver, where he had beeu completely lull ed of partial blindness by Sjchlullcr According to these reports, James had beeu almost blind for over !1U years from acute granulation of the eyei.dx, aud for several years bad been enable to read. He heard of Schlatter and weut to Denver to see him. Ho took h's place iu the line aud shook hands with Schlatter and was treated by bim, and declares that straightway his affliction began to leave him and his eyesight to improve. In a few ilays he could see as well as before the disease affected his eyes and say that to prove this he went to the office of the Denver News aud read a column of matter set in solid agate type. When seeu a few days a.150, Mr. James declared that the cure of his bliuduess was due entirely to Schlat ter's influence. Among those who liuve seen aud investigated Mr. James' story is a correspoudeut of the New Orleans Times IXuiix-rat, who was apparently xjuviiictd of the truth of the man's story aud the Keuuiueuess of the cure. .T ! F- 'P! IV- :P Ilo. tVZ.--ATvijjrnin. 'fhi'Vi'V -i we llir -t YTKVt'T U' v e ii i' U t'n t'iiijH-i-t ruiiX It i-i t!.t he biuhc-t h. 1 r lias it foot upon thf ground. U TIIt'R minus to thin crmehviioo 7hl -t Hrrii-e, an sum :in thim Tb;it ii perfect clueittion Mciitir the hardest sort of climb. T.'p rnu'-t IK with pn-'tet c-uition (V.r rnrnd-itinn.s -:troT!' nnd (lecr, FV'-:fmr well in mind the Kiyinff, "Kre we walk we iirst inu.,t creep." No. (i:3.Trnn.ipoiit,oii. He trnvt-l.i not only tm freon nt bivhwnvs. Vut lovi - to oni: through them.t diiii.Milt ly- Wi'.V. A'lveiitiuvn b. V !r;d v.nr.H n torii-b Othello. With two be Iuh t-ir.-hl on both Ivd sen und Yeilnu-. To flen-e Tnrhbh bnr::mdH, uncouth nud uiv ll.'i.lilM tine. He paid a whole hat full of timseks up his ran Ron. For u.-t .;! dbhei nhvy- i ; kinrr, From "rora"at KoUiciiy to choii -. kivi nt Pi Kin-.-, And fix "i'"i." th;:t i-dntv of fir TTo:ndulu. Such Ftraiure ('inner m-:vkn be W ft?vl of nt- tei;li:r I fc:ir one .it Fi.it will yet b c hi;i en 'tin 3, No. V.'M. Charndc, drift. t. chatter, ehitt'-r! What a noise they're MahillKt What can W the m .tt' r? Onb Ij nt In r b.ik'i'K. THnt th d to TOTALS T.! -re Mian to tb.- others? One i- makm; sixovns From their slauu'ht. n d brothers. No. flOrt. Half Pfjtmre end Rhomboid. 1. A MieliiL'Hi river. 2. (u:m: ii ie of land. H. A met:.!. 4. A .T;ip:nrsu colli. 5. A verb. (i. A Idler. Across: 1. De.iilly. f?. A device). 8. A mule nnino. 4. A iikh.'h lminn. 5. Streaked. Down: 1. A letter. 9. A verb. a. A boy's nieknarie. 4. A piri'n ti nne. 5. A vessel for w;i bin,'?, d. A pad's ii:ime. 7. Parched. 8. A rciiiiin. A let tor. No. 00. Numerical IV-rado. My 1, M. 5 are to be stout. My Ti, 4, are a drink. My 2, H, fi ::ro to do. Mv 7, 1, 5 i-- ninny times". My !, -1. 2, fi is a r, r liiii i T.:ca. My 8, it, 4 i lo etiti'luv. My 0 is i:; -If. My whole, is to be v;;t1y. No. C07. rrin-.nl Acrnntto, V -"-'--J..,r.'"v-t y::: f When the ilve objects n the n'mvo ilhu tratinn bave been rightly purged ami t1 names writ in, uno belmv tbe nther, tl i Initial letters will S;e!l the l.aine (if tl.J author of a famous book. t. Nicholas. No. tt8 A IT.rn.cr''s Trick. A western farmer writes that ho lias placed 21 eppq in four boxes In such a way that the ec:md box contains twice as many as the Hist, the third twice as many ns tho second and t be fourth as many on all tho other boxes lepei her. How is this io:-ille? No. (IJW. Central Chance There nre two words 1h:it iiwt awl J Make 1 - Id nnd l"ud or soft nnd sly, Kd'h 11 isehieVOVtr. (Hill oft We jo To'" tl r ki t Vninst friend r fur. Chute i.itYeivnt course we nur.;no. For win n tin re's tiny danger you (.'" o:T. .vlii'.n in secret lurk Exert my power for Mirer work. No. 700. A Tree rii77lc. Fill each of t ho blanks with the namo of A 1 ree. Last summer we hud n jd errant trip to tho . My sister, who deserves tho for rarly rising, as she, is always up nt 5, called t !.e r "-t of us. AftiT makir.p ourselves look, ns as possible, wo siarted. It was cool eiiouI, fur caics, but wo did no- , for tho heat we knew would come later. Dinner was an important feature of tho day. We had chuu chowder, a (if chickens, j,ie, cake nnd nt her good things. A n taken occasionally gave relKh to ail. Our eonvi i"v'it ton turned on heroes, mid my little brntlu rs.-iid ho admired Old inoro than any other president. We path ered dairies and ro.-.cs. I ncu r thought it possible that rt Kr"W mi eluso ti salt water. Driving home, rc-nrdless of propriety, most of us wi rn chewing all tho way. I was the one to settle the driver's exor bitant bill, nnd now my hi.-ters mo some money for weeks to coma No. 701. Anngraiim: In the Kitchen. 1. I dress I'. ii. Id, resist. Vr. . First love set. 4. Kver toys hub.-? f. Publish bylaws. 0. Ihdicatcsa . 7. Sleek Ktta T. 8. Poet nat. y. Spirited N. P. ID. Mating pens. 11. In pant a. 1?. St. Lunen. UJ. King V Pave beet ie. U. New Ultra off. 15. Sahib swans. HI. lbiss what, 17. Ato raw lip, it. Iho W. K. parties. 11. fceo view, Kir. 20. Year's rain tests. Ky to the ruziOcr. No. fits. Numerical Knirna: "The discourse of ih.tterers is a rope of homy." No. 07D. PtK th ai Pi: fctono wall do not a prison maku Nor iron lirs a cae. Minds inn ici-iit nail pleasant taVo Ihat tor Lii hermitage. No. Cho. K'lyali y In Anagram: 1. William the t'omojeror. 2. Mary ineon of Scots, a. Alfred t lie ii rent. 4. King j James tho First, 5. Ferdinand and Isa- ueili. uiimio u.i .'iiiuii inin, i. lmio of Austria. H. i-retieriek the Great. 0. Henry the Fluduh. 10. 0iaen Kiiabeth. 11, Louis Sixteenth. Ii. Canute, the Danish King. U. Kiel. ard the Third. 14 C'haries the FirM. K. Queen Victor! 1(3. Francis S, ciud of Germany. 17. Jus tinian tho (..,at. H. Alf.uf.o, King .f Portugal. l'J ;-i:eei. Liliuokahud. ."! Edward tie- tV:;IVs.M)r. HI. Peter t: Groat. 22 'fihei i;,s. Mario Autat otto. SI. Alexander Fir.-t of KnsMa. I . Ctesar A.ifzu-tus. -d. .John, King of Kr. land. 7. Charles of Anjou. 2.i. Victor Kmanuel. H'.. Gce;-go the Second. U0. Cuthariuo dy Medici, ill. Philip of Macu dun. No. 681. rIanionds: B D T O It PIE TENOR PIANO BONDMAN D I A M O N D ROMA N K N O 1) E RAN ONE N I) No. V6)i. P.hym' d Decapitation: Splnu dno. No. fiK3. Illustrated Enigma: "A roll ing stone gathers Du iik.-s." 1. Linnet H. HiiM-H. ;i. Kog. 4. il.il--. 5. Haiti. 0. O. 7. Song. No. 6b4. CuiUtilmcut: Gavel, gavu. . n-Ti. Half Squares: N t: K M o r (1 U A M A M A P It K I, K A tr I, A n n I N N K V I I N X (i K N N I K R A I It N I T I) K K M K A Km. C'lM-y Clip. H. (Ji ll. i. 1 T T Aniirnins: 1. Pnnpy. 9. nnim. II. Violet. 4. iiultcT ouh lion. II. Lilac. 7 C'roci'S. (Nil Ml:i fi. I': rmilti :irk-1 111. ll. tientliin. 10. Hyacinth, nr. NEWS OF THE WEEK. 7 loir-ulny, Nov, 14, T'nHcd States Eintn-'sador Thnmns F. Privaid was pre nted with tho froednm of tho city of Dundee, Scotland, by the civic authorities. At Waferbury, Conn., Jacob Forrnr, a tui'-'T who wni robb. d of 1 12 a ft few days afro, dad a? a reu:!fc of an attempt to eo'Mtiit niic'dn by shooting. K v. Dr. f.irmto! Ashton Keeri, n noted eviii:!ist. and author widely known In re! !;:iotiq eirch fl t h nunr bout tho United Sf;;t (!, dii'I at Ihd.iwnre, O. Firo in the vim and nail fnrtnry of Philip T(v. e. .'i.d .r Co., at Philadelphia, deployed the building, stock nnd ma cliincry, cui.:i;ln a loss of $ I. VI, 000. v.! ward Wempio, cx-ppnator, ex-oon ere small and ex cnmptrollor of New York I'm!:, v.vs ai'fsfed nt hia homo In Fulton viiie, S. V., ou thechnrgo of arson nnd ndn-itted to b'til inthopmnnf $10,000. li s mind Iccamo unbalanced through di-Mj arion and developed a mania for burnii!;; build'turs. Frbliiy. Not lit, liobert !T. Ileeum., 75 years of ngo, was b.ried to death iu hU houso in Kus lyn. N. Y. Two Ttien wco killed by tho raving in of a fS'", ,t t tench in Woonsookct, It. I. Thev wt:o A h xandcr A ubin and Joseph I ...villa A filibuster expedition has landed nt Ynuua, cadern Cuba, from Venezuela, wiih men and munitions, to aid tho In surgents. A five ranry brick block on Congress fllree-, !or:on, occupied by tho Empire I'i-tillii'U company, wns destroyed by flro, with a h;i of $ 1 x'i.(tno. A io-i;. burn belonging tm Frank Hans 3t ';.: ; im, N. Y.. was destroyed by fire, fen;';: ;i lo.-s of $!.'), nno. Fighteon' va'u !ib!e co.vs Were burned. Aiti'-; of Imoiporntion of the Erie K-iilnirid r ompnny under the new reorgan ization pl ia were fi.ed with tho secretary of si-ito at Albany. Tho capital is $140,- (HlO.O'.iO. The Mo-.-r?. Cramp, the ship builders, havo m rili.d Ihe secretary of tho nnvy Ihat tho ha-tie-hip Indiana will bo sent to Lta.-oto Kami mtvy yard at onco fully pvi pared for delivery to tho government. S. .titnlny. Nov. 10. Fire fj' Welt Cartilage, N. Y., destroyed ti e en; ire hi: -i in p ; f emicn of tho village. The losses ng.mv-'a'o ooo. An undereitiund cxp',o;;on occurred In the vicinity of the Mansion House, London, w:e' kii ; ,-w, r;i building'?. Kbeu D. .J-rd.;o, the herd -jf tho grent :T-y goods firm of Jordan, Marsh iV Co., Po-ton, di:?d in that c.ty, nged 711 years. Aiivica reiiiived in London from Pre toria c.ato that upon tho arrival of a Transvaal matlcoaeh at litiiuwayo, a day :ir two afO. it w.m ('i.-covered that a parcel contain:!?!? 12,000 had heel, stolon from the vehi; lo and a parcel containing sand 3.ib.-.tttuted therefor. James Ploomflold, a married man, liv ing in Morrisville, Pa., employed at th Trenton iron works, had hot h legs and arms broken yesterday afternoon. His clothing caught in tho betting in tho on nine room, nnd before the machinery could ho Ftopprd nil his clothing wa3 torn off. Ho will die. At Ond ty, Nov. 18. P. v. Dr. S. F. Smith, tho renerable aui!"r of tho national anthem "Ameri ca," died saddenly in iiotuou from heart failure, a;.-cd t7 years. Thomas M. Thompson, who was In charge of the boiler m tho Detroit Jour nal Imi'ding, the explosion of which caus ed tho killing of -to poop lo, was indicted for mans augiiier. Admiral .In o Navarro, who was ap pointed in tho early part of last month to take command of tho Spanish equadron in I ii ban waters, has Arrived at Havana and as-iumed command. The Improved Match company's factory at Detroit was denrrnytd by flro, entail ing a lo-'q r,f $!5,000. Three employees were killed Reuben Davis, Thomas Wag ner and A ym s tint ko. JrdiiM A. I.cndauor, aged .10 years, for merly superintendent of the clothing lennufaeturing firm of Samuel Stern berg, r iV Co, Philadelphia, was found ih .:d in bis room With a bullet in his right um. pie. Ttipp-l.iy, Nov. 10. Alliert Neville, a carpenter, wai mur dered by two masked robbers near San Francisco. Hustem Pardia, the Turkish embassador to tho court of St. James, is dying of in fluenza in London. An eart hquako shock was folt at Charles ton. Mo . tho vibrations lasting throe soe or.d. No damage was done. The Prillsh fitenmtr Manitoba, from ILo Janeiro fur New York, stranded near Peach H iven, N. Y. The crow was saved. John Clrich's barn, with 20 head of ratCe, five liorsos and contonts to the valeo of $1,01)0, was burned in Tioga, N. Y. 1'itnier S. Atwonil, a grocer, committed auicid-: by hati'ing himself to a raft or In tho nar room of his store al Jamestown, N. Y. John Fdperlon Doris, secretary of the Sum of New York society in Chicago, dieil in that, city, lie formerly lived in Tompkins county, N. Y. Le.-ii-. r Dai ey, aed 4 years, and Laura Pailey, ai-od 7 months, children of Frank Pailey of Caul iff, N. Y., were accidental ly drowned in a mill race near that place. The Lrisish s'eamshin James Turpie, from Ceaiirt for New York, arrived at (-jii(:;.h,K' -;criouly damaged from coming into c.iiis on wiih and sinking the lint sh riu anlnp Vuican. Two of tho hitter's ivv wcro dn wneil. WeHai-S'bir, Nov. 'JO. The Cnited States steamer Boston waa put into ( niinii .s.-iiott Jit Vadejo, Cal. Wii.inui C. Diekit, a pioneer landowner :f l he city of M:nncapo!;s, tiiud nt Lvoiis, N. Y. The prejiie' - nt appointed John L. Peak uf Kansas City i'niied States minister to Swi:.rla.;d to succeed Minister li road head, r sine 1. Knistuii Leon,; id Churchill, eldest son uf tne late Lord Iandolpli Churchill, has joined tlie Spanish ai my in Cuba us a luuiteaant of irjsars. An express train uu tho Great Northorn railroad wus held up near St. Cloud, Minn. Tho robber were uusuoceatu' ul In attaining their purpose. I ty a rear end collision between two trains on the Nuw York and Brooklyn biiilu'e one man wu killed, one probubly falally and several slightly injured. The steamer Hoiea wait seized ly CnlN ed Mates cu.iiomii otllcuis at Phllitdtdphla on (he charge, of ooiiduetmga fJllbuhtering expedition Inaiil uf the Cuban insurgent. Hl'Iwv tiva-s'i, u Nuw York atboruey. ta.i p:ife;:s d e.hate-i of misconduct and iiiioiiipeieucy agn.u-.t Sheritf Tamseu of Nuw Viii kainl baa Uled the putt-r with bovuruur Murtou.