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TPHILOSOPHER MAKES EARNEST PLEA FOR FATHERLESS ONES. As a Result of a Visit to the Decatur Orphans' Home. hy don't some rich man give an I endowment to the orphans' home at i Decatur-why don't somebody leave l it a good' lot of money in his will, and 6 then die soon after? And there is the a orphanage at Clinton, S. C., that right C now is on a strain to provide food and f clothing for the winter. I am satisfied 1+ that if our good people could visit - these institutions and see the children f and realize their condition,they would d help them. It is all right, of course, I for the millionaires to give millions to t the universities and colleges, and so e provide cheap education for the poor; t but there is a class of helpless, friend- . less children scattered over the land t who will never get to college, and who t would be grateful for bread and t clothes and shelter. The scriptures f make no mention of schools or col- s leges, but the fatherless are mentioned I over and over again, and woe and I curses are threatened those who neg- a lect or oppress them. I I have long believed that good peo- ii pie would give more to charity if they n were face to face with thosewho suffer. t It is not a pleasant business to hunt up t the poor and look upon want and rags a and pale faces, but it ought to be done s sometimes, even by the rich and busy t people. The good St. James said that I true religion was to visit the widow " and the fatherless-yes, to visit them. s It will not do to sit in the parlor or t counting room and wait till somebody D calls for charity. Little orphans can't t come; they don't know the way. Their c father is dead or their mother, or both, I or perhaps one or the other is in the asylum or down with chronic sickness. f It is a pitiful story, and every case is 1 diff rent, but all pitiful. They are all c children of misery baptized in tears. I have been ruminating about this,and c must write about it, though to most n people it is an unwelcome subject. 1 A few days ago I rode out to I the orphans home near Do- s catur ':st to see how the children e were getting on. My good friend, o Robert Hemphill, went with me. He C is the business man of that busy pa- I per, The Constitution, but next to his a famnily his heart's affections are ab- T sorbed in the orphans' bome. He is r the president of the board, and ought I to be. He goes there .every few days, r and the children smile when he comes. On the way we never talked politics- n not a word--it was all orphans and the home. The farm wagon met us at 9 Decatur and took us out a mile in the I country. I didn't mind the rough c riding, for it did me good to have my t corporosity tumbled up a little; but I o did mind getting in and out of that i' high-swung wagon that had no steps. s I tried to show my activity, but I g couldn't, and almost fell dcwn before iJ I got up. For aged orphans like me b they ought to have a comfortable car- v ryall, but Mr. Hemphill rays they I haven't got the money to buy it. fi Where is the carriage man that he don't P send one right away? Mr. Brumby, of 1 Marietta sent six dozen good, strong g chairs for the boys building, that has ii just been completed. Now, where is t the big-hearted carriage man? It is a 6 beautiful building, and will be dedica- 8 ted soon; and I've a notion of taking 0 my wife down with me if the carryall c is there; she can't ride in a road wai-, c on any more. But that building and s: the girls' building need water-plenty c of water. There is a little lake of clear i srring water not far away, and Mr. Hemphill says there is fall enough for 5 a water ram, but it will cost about $500 'i to fix everything and put water in the ti upper stories-but the money is all out. It has taken all to complete the new hbuilding. "Where are you going to get the $500 ?" I asked. 1 "I have no idea," he said, and he looked distressed;: "but I reckon it will come. Three men have given us $500 each with the last twelve months, and I reckon there is one more some where. I know that there are several, if they knew how badly we needed it." I Then he told me about what George e Muse, Mr. Er Lawshe and Mr. (. V. t Greess and others had done for the d home. For about three hours I went about the premises and mingled with the or- c phans. Some of the boys were digging t and wheeling dirt to stop a leak in the a dam at the lake. Two had to go after the cows. Half a dozen came trotting 1 down to the barn with their milk z buckets. The milch cows marched to t their stalls and the stanchions closed a upon them, while the boys sat upon t their stools and talked merrily as they I drew down the milk from their ad- a ders. The eldest of these9 milkers was i not more than 12 and the youngest I about eight. Near the house, in the e b)nk yard, there were two boys swing- t ing at the ends of a large rocking a churn, and in 20 minutes they had c gathered several pounds of nice yellow * butter. I saw the girls washing and e ironing in the laundry, and others ' preparing the evening meal, of which it. She looks after the needs of all, t both boys and girls, their food and t clothes and health and conduct. She 1 has one of those large, benevolent faces i that a child could not help loving. 1 Her tender care of the little ones and their affection for her was plainly visi ble. The little boy of sixteen months was in her arms as she walked around with us and called up the turkeys and I chickens. "I don't believe I can ever I give up this one," she said. "These t orphans are coming and going all the c time. As fast as they get old enough i the Lord seems to find places for them, t and it always grieves me to see them i I was iunvited to partake. There were no idle hands, save, perhaps, the two youngest, one of whom was an infant in arms and one only three years old. All had some duty to perform, and were doing it willingly, and all were comfortably clothed. But there were two master spirits about the place-Mr. Taylor and his wife had plenty to do. The outdoors and farm work and the cattle and get ting wood and keeping the boys em ployed in their working hours took all his time. But Mrs. Taylor has the greater responsibility, and she meets go, but I am going to keep this one and adopt it as my own. We have no children, and this one will be a com fort to me when I get old and have to leave the home." He was a pretty boy -the youngest of four that came there from one family. Their mother was dead and the father the same as dead; but they are better off now, and all of them seem contented and happy. Ev ery one there has a sad history, but they do not realize it now. Several hundred have come and gone within twenty-five years, and nearly all of them have done well. Many revisit the spot in after years; many write af fectionate, grateful letters, . and some send tokens of their kind remem brance. One young man who has prospered and receives good wages sends $5 monthly out of his earnings to help maintain socme other orphan. That is about what it takes-$250 to $300 a month for the sixty who are there. At twilight there was a curfew bell, and the children gathered in the parlor and we had music. The girls and boys sang some sweet songs to the lead of the piano, a gift from Mr. M. R. Berry, and then the supper bell rang. The elder, persons and the visitors were seated at one table and the children at three others, and at a signal from Mrs. Taylor there was silence, 'and there was reverence, too, for she made one of the sweetest and most motherly prayers I ever heard. It was brief, but it was beautiful. Then came the feast-not a display of good things, but good bread, good butter, good coffee, and at our table a good, fat, well roasted turkey, that the girls had cooked for Mr. Hemphill and he let me have some-yea, I got a plenty. That was the second turkey, Mrs. Tay lor said, and she had many more that she had raised--about one apiece for each child. Good gracious! Feeding orphans on turkey! Well, why not once in a while? I never saw an or phan who didn't like turkey, There are lots of good things about there. While down in the field I found some ripe maypops, and I have not passed liking them yet, and black haws and red haws were in sight, and these boys knew every tree, and where the chest nuts and chinquapins grow. But the hajne needs money, and its wants must be kept before the public. It is a blessed charity to give it, a charity that is full of promises in scrip tures. It should be enlarged and more orphans sent there, for I believe that it is the best training school in the state, and its inmates will all make good citizens. Old Father Jesse Bor ing foundedit, and if there is a heaven he is in it. He was a pioneer in good works... That's the kind of paternalism I believe in-being a father to the fatherless. My good mother lost her parents when she was a little child. The pestilence swept them into one grave and she was sent to an orphanage in Savannah. They were good to her there and she usneed to tell us the sad story, and we would stand by her side and listen, and our hearts get full and our eyes overflow. But one day a lady came and chose her from among the children and took her away. It is the same way at this orphanage now. They come and they go, and are scattered from Georgia to Texas. . Good people, this is the noblest and sweetest kind of charity. Let us help it.-BILL BAnP, in Atlanta Constitu tion. TRAIN ROBBERY. The Chicago and Alton Held Up by Four Men, Who Get Safely Away. A passenger and express train on the Chicago & Alton road, due at Kansas City from Chicago and St. Louis at 7 o'clock, was held up and robbed by four masked men, Friday evening, at Blue Springs Cut, between Independ ence and Glendale, Mo. The scene of the robbery is less than twenty miles distant from Kansas City. The train was flagged at the cut. While two of the robbers stood guard over the passenger coaches, the other two covered the conductor, engineer and fireman with their pistols and com pelled them to go to the express car. There the robbers commanded the messenger to open the door of the car, threatening to break in the doors should he refuse. After some delay the robbers were admitted to the ex press car. They compelled the mes senger to open the safe, and extracted from it several packages. How much booty was secured cannot be ascertain ed. The conductor of the train stated the bandits secured nothing, save sev eral packages of jewelry. Having se cured these the robbers left the train and entered the woods. Though sev e- al shots were fired no one was injured. The train proceeded to Independence and informaticn of the robbery was telegraphed from there. It is thought the bandits are now safe out of the way. There have been three hold ups in the Blue Springe Cut. The .lames gang held up a train there in 1881: SHonor and Punishment for Lt. Li Hung Chang has been appointed minister of foreign affairs. Simulta neously with his appointment as minis ter of foreign affairs an imperial edict orders L1 Hung Chang to be punished for presuming to enter the precincts of the ruined summer palace while visit ing the dowager empress. OUR FARMING LAND. WOEFUL DEPRECIATION IN PRICES THEREFOR. Mark Hanna and His Crowd of Labor Crashers Imagine That Declining Values Keep the Agrlculturlste-A Tell Tale Senate Report. According to the Senate report on "Agricultural Depression," in Illinois improved lands fell from $20.81 in 1873 to $11.18 in 1892; wheat fell in the same time from $1.10 to 69 cents a bushel; cattle dropped nearly 60 per cent; horses and mules went below;v that; hogs fell 50 per cea:, and sheep 33 per cent. In Nebraska improved lands have fallen more than 20 per cent since 1SS5 and live stock about 40 per cent. In Kansas the tenant farmers in creased 30,563. In the Pacific and mountain states and the territories, the number of ten ant farmers increased 20.350. In the IMiddle states the number of owning farmers decreased 42,304, and the tenants increased 24,075. In fifteen Southern states there was an increase of 390,275 tenant farmers. The Middle West, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois gives evidence of the same change, and the group lost 31.259 own ing farmers and gained 48,864 tenant farmers. In Illinois the tenants increased to 36.72 per cent of the whole. In eight states of the Northwest the number of tenant farmers increased 108,507. In Pennsylvania farm lands have fallen 25 to 30 per cent in less than twenty years. In the New England states, farm lands have fallen 30 per cent since 1875. In forty-seven states and territories the number of tenant farmers increased 599,337. In 1880, 25.62 per cent of the farms were cultivated by tenants, in 1890, 34.13 per cent of the farm families were tenants. According to the report of the secere tary of agriculture for 1893 the value of an average acre of wheat that year in the United States was $6.16, and the cost of raising it was $11.48-a net loss to the wheat-growers of this country of $5.32 for every acre cultivated that year. The report also says the average an nual value of an acre of wheat for the fourteen years from 1880 to 1893, in clusive, was only $9.73, while it cost to raise it per acre $11.4S-a net annual loss to the farmers of the United States of $1.75 for every acre of wheat pro duced since 1879. The same report shows that the cost of raising an acre of corn in 1893 was $11.71, and that the value of an acre of corn that year was $8.21. How to Destroy Public C'redit. If the government has been paying gold interest, it had that right by the original agreement, and it may here after pay silver interest by the same right, The option is in the government, and it has never been surrendered and never will be. How often must this be repeated before the goldites will con sent to accept the fact? VWe have had enough Shylock talk about "public credit," "good faith," "honor," "under standings;" "expectations," and "sup positions." The surest way to kill "public credit, good faith and honor" is to smash down the price of property, paralyze business, pauperize labor, bankrupt enterprise, and drive the peo ple into poverty and despair; and that is precisely the role the gold-yelpers are playing.-Chicago Triburt, Janu cry 16, 1878. The Ancient Unchangeable DIollar. A correspondent asks us why we giv.e so marked a preference to the sil ver dollar of 3711 gr ains of pure sil ver, and reject the proposed "Christi ancy dollar," or the "Blaine dollar," or the trade dollar? We shall not under take now to repeat or restate all of them. B't the first reason is that the dollair of "371 grains pure silver has been the monetary standard or unit of value ii this country from 1792 until 1873, a period of eighty-one years, It is the ancient, unchangeable dollar of this country.-Chicago Trib une, February 11, 1878. The Silver Dolhnr the Unit. The silver dollar 'was not chang.d. In 1792 congress enacted, that 371". grains of silver should constitute the American dollar; that this dollar should be the unit of value of Ameri can money, and be a legal tender in payment of all debts, public and private. During the eighty years that followed, though the size and quantity of pure metal in the gold coins were changed more than once, the silver dol lar, the American unit of value, re mained unchanged.-Chicago Tribune, i'eb. 23, 1878. The Double Standard, In the. controversies with goldites it is proper to point out and keep con stantly in view the fact, which they a:re so anxious to blink, that this country always had the double metallic stand ard from 1792 till 1873, when silver was clandestinely dropped.-Chicago Trib une, Feb. 11, 1878. The Tribune and Workingmen. A laboring man would infinitely pre fer to be set at work earning silver dol lars than to starve waiting for employ ment on a gold basis.-Chicago Trib une, January 9, 1878. This campaign is not so much a con test of political parties as it is a pro test of a large majority of 70,000,000 of liberty-loving people against financial slavery. A GOLD BUG OUTFIT. A Private Car Loaded with Generals to Storm the West. General Alger, General Howard, General Sickles, General Stewart and General Sigel are touring the country l in General Alger's private car. They I will travel through Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebras ka, Kansas, Indiana Kentucky and Ohio. They have a mission to per form and propose to enjoy themselves while at it. It is the object of these gentlemanly I generals to expound the gold standa!d theory of money in all its purity. They know all about its benefits, and who so able to explain them to others as those who have personal knowledge of their general utility? In a general way these doughty warriors know, of course, that there are some people, usually of the common classes, however, who do not approve of the gold standard. They have also heard indistinct rumors of I suffering and hardship among the or dinary people who are so lacking inI foresight and common sense as to toil I for a living, but as for anything defi nite in that way penetrating their pri vrate car why, it wasn't built that way. Private cars are usually built with an eye to the purpose of excludingthedisa greeable characteristics of life, and suf fering, destitution and starvation ale generally included in that category. In order to make them effective in ac complishing their purpose they are also built in such a way as to exclude the common people because it is only ; among the common people that the stupid habit of suffering for want of something to eat ever prevails to any 1 extent. It is well known that it is the duty 1 of a general to command, and equally 1 the duty of the private to obey, and when five generals bunch I :,hemselves together and start out to give commands it may be taken for granted that the privates will line themselves up, right about face, double quick, charge, just as they are ordered ! to. Thus it would seem that our tour ing generals have an enormous advant- I age on their side from the start. and it only needs that those condition:; which are the acknowledged proper cues, be tween generals and privates should ob tain to make them preeminently suc cessful in fulfilling their mission. However, there is some difference between a political campaign and a war campaign. One difference of con siderable importance, too, is that po litical generals have no means of com pelling obediencee to their commands and therefore have to rely entirely on their persuasive powers to accomplish their end. This fact may not set well with the quintuplet who are riding in General Alger's car and whose exclu sive surroundings naturally will ap pear incomplete unless accompanied with all the attributes of unlimited power over their fellowmen which they seem to imply, but they will have to put up with it. It does seem a little hard that a silken-clad general from the environments of a palatial pi'ivate car should be reduced to the level of a Sockless Simpson or "Stump" Asliby in his dealings with the private voters of the country, but this is one of the inconveniences of popular government which the Alger crowd will have to endure. But this is not all nor per haps the greatest obstacle they will find in their pathway. Some of the "demagogues and rgi tators'" with whom they will Ilkaly come in contact have traveled so far along the road that leads to anarehy as to question seriously the right of any man or set of men to avail them selves of exclusive privileges at the hands of monopolistic railways whose very roadbed was acquired through public condemnation of private prop erty on the pretense that such condem nation was necessary for the benefit of the public. These "anarchists" are actually demanding that the govern ment shall take possession of all the railroads in the country and thus cle- i prive the few God-favored ones of the free rides which they now enjoy at the expense of the people. Alger, Sigel & 4 Co. will have to put up the best fight I they can and even at the best, it is likely that they will not find their path vway among thle ten-cent corn raisers of the west spread with roses. Glve Us More Solid Money. The prime object in remonetizlng silver is to add to the solid substantial intrinsic inoney stock of the country. I There can't be too much hard money real money-in circulation. Such an inflation is stimulating and invigorat ing. -It is at once a sign and prop of national and commercial prosperity. The simple remonetization of the sil ver dollar, with proper provisions for its coinage, will contlibute a steadyI stream to the money resources of the United States.-Chicago Tribune, Jan. 23, 1878. I BELIEVE THAT THE STRUG GLE NOW GOING ON IN THIS COUN TRY AND OTHER COUNTRIES FOR A SINGLE GOLD STANDARD, WOULD, IF SUCCESSFUL, PRODUCE WIDESPREAD DISASTER IN THE END THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THE DESTRUCTION OF SILVER AS MONEY AND) ESTABLISHI,'G GOLD AS THE SOLE UNIT OF VAhL UE MUST HAVE A RUINOUS iF FECT ON ALL FORMS OF PROP ERTY EXCEPT. THOSE INVIST MENTS WHICH YIELD A FIXED RETURN IN MONEY.-JAMES G. BLAINE. (CONGRESSIONAL IRCC ORD, PAGES 820 TO 822, 1878.) The November election will plve that Carl Schurz, who has acted in turn with the republicans, democrats, and mugwumps, does not carry tie German-American vote in his pocket. EX-SPEAKER CRISP DEAD. ills Death the Result or Heart Fail ure Following Fever. 1 Charles F. Crisp, ex-speaker of. the house of representatives, died at At lanta, Ga., Friday afternoon. The end came at a quarter to 2 o'clock.. Mr. Crisp has been an inmate of the sanitarium of Dr. J.S.B.Holmes, in this city, for several weeks. His con dition had been reported as very bad, but no fatal conclusion to his illness had been expected so soon. When a rumor got abroad several days ago that he was sinking it was vigorously denied at the Sanitarium, where it was given out he was getting better. Mr. Crisp was the choice of the Dem ocrats of Georgia to succeed Senator John B. Gordon in the United States senate and would have been chosen to that position by the legislature at its approaching session had he lived. His i untimely death throws the political Isituation into chaos, and makes the choice of a senator a matter of great i uncertainty. Mr. Crisp has been at the Holmes 4 I Sanitarium five weeks, suffering from 1 malarial fever. ? 'ihe immediate cause of his death was heart failure. Mr. Crisp had he lived, would have been the next senator from Georgia. He was a forceful speaker, and a man of great tact and possessed of other qualities that eminently fitted him for the leadership in parliamentary assem blage. His first prominence in nation al affairs came fron the skill with which he led his party in several w"rm election contests. The prestige he then acquired led to his election to the speakership, after one of the most memorable canvasses in the history of the house. His chief opponent was Senator Roger Q. Mills, whom he de feated after a struggle that was prolong ed so thatthe houseof ; epresentatives, contrary to custom, assembled on the opening day with the question of its next speaker still in doubt. As Speak er, Mr. Crisp was fair but firm. His rulings have been upheld and though sometimes they were the subject of considerable criticism from his politi cal opponents he always commanded their respect and defiance. He was a pronounced advocate of the free coin age of silver and on the occasion his casting vote-as speaker saved the defeat of the free coinage bill. On the other hand, it was largely due to his firm ness in ruling that passed the Sherman silver repeal law through the house, his ruling defeating a formidable fili bustering movement, led by Mr. Bland, of Missouri and others. IMr. Crisp was an Englishman by birth and in his early life had been identified with the stage. The bholly of ex-Speaker Crisp was removell Saturday morning from Dr. Holmes' Eanitarium, where he died, to the State capitol. It was escorted by the military and a guard of distin guished ci;izens, and placed in the ro tunda, gu rdea by a ,detachment of military. A equal of bluecoated policemen, detailed by Chief Connolly, stood on guard bef ire the Halcyon during Sat urday morning, to preserve order when the .uneral pa:ty arrived. On the early' train Irom the south ; Mr. Davenport, husband of Mr. Crisp's eldest daughter, arrived from Ameri cus to join the mourning family. With him came ir. Burton, father of Mrs. Crisp. * A little after 9 o'clock the sombre looking car of Messrs. Barclay & Co., the funeral directors, drove up with the casket, and robed for the grave the body of Georgia's distinguished dead, when it was placed within its narrow bed. At half-past tine the casket contain Sing the body of Mr. Crisp was brought - dlown stairs and placed in a large room - at the back of the hall. The casket is ' what is known as a "state casket." It 3 is of red cedar, lined with copper, over which is rich white satin. The casket is covered with the finest qual ity of English broadcloth, and has Shandles of silver plate, on which, in Ssimple script, the name Charles F. :Crisp is engraved. The dead man t looked very natural, except for the s xtreme pallor and the fact that he was somewhat thinner than usual. He was dressed in deep black, with a white lawn tie, at his neck and a snow white rose bud on the lapel of his coat, to relieve the combre colors sur rounding them. The remains of ex-Speaker Crisp were buried in Oak Grove Cemetery last Sunday evening. The body was taken to Americus on a special train from Atlanta. When the train at rived at Atmericus the entire popula. tion of the city had gathered at the station. The vast assemblage stood 1 in silence with uncovered heads, to show their respect for the dead. All the bells in the city were tolled and added to the solemnity of the occasion. The casket was con veyed from the special car to the hearse, which was drawn by four black horses, each led by a sable groom. SThe Americus Light Infantry and a delegation of fortyl citizens preceded the hearse and the procession started. to the Methodist church. The build ings along the line of march were draped in'mourning. At the church one hour was devoted by Mr. Crisp's friends to reviewing the remains. The remains were accompanied by Gov. Atkinson and staff, delegations from Atlanta and other cities of the State, members of the Georgia Bar As sociation, Hoke Smith, ex-secretary of the interior; Congressman Chas. L. Bartlett and J. C. C. Black, ex-Con gressman Barnes, a military escort of commissioned officers of thq Fifth Georgia Regiment, and several hun dred citizens, contributed by the towns wherever the train stopped. Gen. 1 Clement A. Evans delivered the funeral I oration at the church at the conclusion ' of the services therb, thb conveyed to the cemeter All the houses along t draped. The processio i house thd Crisp family dwel 3 ago. Friends had placed $ over the gateway on whic.l words: "His Old Nome '! lined the sidewalks from "ti to the cemetery. Arrivi Grove, the military opened stood at "present arms." mains were carried to the` burial plot and after a ,Pray.( Gen. Evans, the body W-' t into the grave. 1i - - HESTER'S COTTON 428,346 Bales, Against 410 Year. Secretary Hester's weekd leans Cotton Exchange ta s sued at the close of busine~ 1 shows an increase in the me, i to sight compared with thq t ending this date last year figures of 18,000 bales, a d Sder the same days year befor 1 88,000 and an increase over days in 1893 of 10,000. 1 For twenty-three days o: the totals show a gain over' of 124,000, a loss from year. of 81,000, and a gain over 1 294,000. For the fifty-three days of r son that h eve elapsed the ag ahead of the same filty-three - last year 809,000, of sameday5 1 fore last 468,000, and of the i in 1893 by 1,008,000. The amount brought into ` > ing the past week has been t against 410,722 for the seven& . f ing this date last year, 516,7 s before last, and 418,419 for :tb - time in 1893; and for the days of October it has been 1, against 1,306,210 last year, l' year before last, and 1,134,475` These make the total mov the fifty-three days from s 2,647,965, against 1,839,005 1 2,179,891 year before last d f 724 same time in 1893. ` The movement since SepI 1 receipts at all United Sta 1 1,985,475, against 1,273,590 - 1,639,997 year before last, sa 716 same time in 1893; over t the Mississippi, Ohio and, rivers to Northern mills an 192,045 against 129,013 1 183,733 year before last, andm 1893; interior stocks in exic 1,311,3 59, against 284,136 :l 210,034 year before last, and in 1,8,3; Southern mill takia against 152,206 last year, 1 before last, and-124,586 in<l8 Foreign exports for the' been 287,341, against 139,1 making the total thus far fo 994,934, against 503,420` 1 an increase of 491,514. Northern mill takingsi past seven days show a f 18,707 as compared pith. sponding period last ye Stotal takings since Septemi 1 increased 65,807. The to of American mills, North; Canada, thus tar for the been 527,838, against 4 1 year. These include 166,716w ern spinners, against 300,96 Stocks at the seaboard Stwenty-nine leading Southed centres have increased durig 56,609 bales, against an in - ing the corresponding pei season of 169,078, and are 1 larger than at this date in1! 3 Including stocks left overi and interior towns froin thet ad the number of bales br sight Ihus far for the newi - supply to date is 2,986,t1 t against 2,148,959 for the uase 1 last year. It must be remembere4 ! t weekly, monthly and season'ii sons in Secretary Heater's r made up to corresponding - year, year before lasrt ndi SComparisons to close of Ce 1 weets are misleading, as itotl of this week last year would 1 fifty-five days of the seso fore last fifty-six days, ands fifty-seVen days1, agaist~ o three days this year. Net overland for this ae t r 50,448, for this week last Y Sfor this week name time in l8! - thus far for month last yeQ thus far for month year: 157,436, thus far for mouth Sin 1893 72,831. Brought into sight this we same seven days last Tear same seven days in i893 twenty-three days of October., 1,428,634, t-cnty-three days ber last year 1,306,210, tW days of October year be 1,509,354,twenty-three daysal in 1863 1,134,475. Increase in amount of crop into sight over last year8 crease in amount broughtii date over year before last . amount brought into sight to same time in 1893 1,008,241 i, since Sept. 1 over last year iforeign exports since 8ept. : year 491,514. Northern spinners' takiDg 61,934, same seven days lastY. 641. Increase in American si ings since Sept. 1 over lasty in American stocks over sleta 098. Sheats Law Uncen:tlt. The American Missionsr tion, at which has been int testing the Sheats law in Floni day received a telegram ro S. Perry, at Orange Park, ing that the law wasThaIrsdi unconstitutional. The law arate schools for whites compulsory.