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UN ESTABLISHED JTJ2TE UO , 1871. GRATIA , SUNDAY MOttNIXG , JUIjTlSJ ( JO , 1805 TWENTY PACHiS. LE COPY JTVJ3 CENTS. on the Corner. Right on the Cornet . . - . , , , , r ITTT I I * "L- - - ' | MgrrjH' > * i * J-JUM CJ - - jr - > y"J-IJ L ! iy m MJpie cr - . c i I ui PMn 1. if j t-frS - . , - . . , . " _ . . . , . , _ . . , . . . . _ . . . , . , . . M , , y t-iTFyyWK - - 'i ' UIIMI * ai-tMLi-j.i m 1M . . .iqB giTq | f.iJijyii HSOBCmm g- * - " ' ' jraHlim" " ' ' " " * " " n * * irw. i-gjjmwgj-Lzg-yM a ! * m. - i jj L. * Mm t urmu LIIP.PJIH f-i AptL1 * n Tr ? < M * : ipjii .r ! * ai mn WM rmm .1 r-TTVT T. i i BARGAINS offered in this store from day t9 day overtop anything ever offered in Omaha. Car loads of goods have arrived since our opening day and are being placed on our BARGAIN COUNTERS at surprising LOW PRICES. Attend this remarkable SALE and avail yourselves of tha opportunity offered below. Dress Goods- * Our Big Bargains. CO pieces of very line Fiench Serge , nil wool. In black nnd 39c colors , advertised elsewhere at 48o per yaul , oui pi Ice . . 75 plccoH new Novelty Goods , very line nil wool , sold else 49c where for 73c , this bale 100 pieces oil wool ClmllK In all coloi , light and dark , in iSc the newest patterns , woith 2Sc per ynitl 74 pieces of Silk I'lnlfch Henri etta , nil wool and a full line 35c of color ? , n big vulue nt E6 pieces Diagonal SergeIn nil colors ; thin new Seige Is 17c a bargain at UOc , this sale. . . . Wash Goods- 75 pieces Trench Crepon. silk stripe , very pretty patterns woith 33c CO pieces Tambour Mull In a very line line of colors and patterns ; woith 23c 43 pieces Plls p , In the newest patterns , and llnest color ings ; these goods nro some thing entliely new , worth > 25c , this mile CO pieces Prince01) Lnvvn , In all colois nnd patterns , good t i'nlue nt lOc , will go In this tale nt 100 pieces Pongee , n big bar- -d f\-- gnln , In all the new patterns , IOC t mostly nil Untk Just received , a nlco lot of / Dimities In nil the new ami < /T > i . _ ) pretty patterns , wilt go In \ " j\\2 " I this sale at "A f Dimities In nil patterns , n r \ i / beautiful line , worth twice * * * ' . what we auk , this sale * Hero ! < a special cut on Pllste , . we have n big lot of them In light nnd dnik patterns , they are all beauties , this tal Iv i JfiJE SAGE OF ARBOR LODGE Secretary Morton Discirses Farming , Farmers nnd Farmers' ' Wives. SOUND MONEY IN THE BUSINESS A Disquisition on Various I'lmscs of vVontorn lrnrm I.Ko , Spited ultli Stories nml llarb Wlro Tnct * by Undo Sam's Olllclnl Farmer. ( CopyrlKhleil , UK , by Trnnk Q. Carpenter. ) WASHINGTON , D. C. , Juno 20. ( Special ( Correspondence ot The Bee. ) I called on the ( Hon. J. Sterling Morton , the secretary of agriculture , last night and asked him to give mo some points for the cities which are turning their vacant lots Into potato gardens tor the poor. The secretary of Agriculture believes that there Is money In fanning. Ho la a man of much wealth , and a great part of his fortune has come out of the soli. He Is highly cultured and college-bred , but ho Is as plain In his ways as was Abraham Lincoln , and bo has practical Ideas of men and things. Llko Lincoln , ho has a story to Illustrate his every point , and , like Lincoln , ho Is more of an optimist than a pessimist. Ho thinks that the farmers of the United States have us good business chances as the members of any other profession , and ho says that those who mix their manure with brains seldom fall to amass wealth. Ho his ot late been maklns a stuJy of the ccnlltlon of the farmer , and ofJils possibilities outsldo ot the old lines cultivation , and ho Is full of now sugges tions. Ho Is a great advocate of email farms , and he tells mo there la a good deal ot monej be made In potatoes. MONEY IN POTATOES. Said the secretary : "There Is no doubt but that there will be a large demand for all the potatoes that these cities will raise this jear and for jears to come. We raised last jear more than 170,000,000 bushels ot potatoes In the United States , and these brought about $91,000,000. The crop was , however , not enough by millions ot bushels to supply the demand , and potatoes always bring a high price. This Is especially so In the cities , and It these people will work there Is no doubt but that thty can make some money out of thcll' crop. The great objection I have to the method being employed Is that the land Is given to the poor for nothing. It ought to be rented to them at a very low rate , and jou would then find ten men engaged in the cul tivation of the soil where one is doing It now. People don't want what they can get for nothing , and measures like this tend to the , education of the paupers. " TUB HOMESTEAD ACT. "It Is a good deal like the homestead act , " Secretary Morton went on. "That was ere ot the worst things for the farmers of this country that has ever happened to them. It eucouraged pauperism and fraud. Before the homestead act wai passed you could pre empt a quarter section of land , and by pajlng a small prlca for It you could get a title to It. The result was that no one took the poor lands , and the man who waa a farmer hid to be thrifty and Intelligent to succeed. "The homestead act cave the land for noth ing , and many ot thow who took advantage ot It were lazy , Ignorant and thriftless. Some settled on lands for the mere purpose/ ot Belling them as soon as they bad tecured their title * Others proved up their lands , paid the dollar and n quarter an acre which the government demanded , and then mort gaged them to It lid fullest extent and ekipp d out. After living on the land a short time , they could get a title for a quarter ccctlon upon the payment ot $200. The money lender * were \accustomed to loan at leait $700 upon a quarter section , lad , tlili gave tbe mortgagor | 500 clear Special Drives in . . . Silks to pieces Wa h Silks , In veiy prettj' patterns anil coloring" , We value , will go In this tile at CS plctcs China Silk , In all cole s. li eluding blJik , a good value at J3c , sale price Ciiallis , Calicos and Giiikams 2 cases of Ciiallis , In extra pretty patterns , ical value OC , this salc . 1 en = e of light Shirting Prints. nil new patterns , eveiy jnrd worth Sc . ISO pieces dark Prints , In very di.lrnbla patterns , a good vulue nt C'ie . 1 case of Apron Ginghams , veiy largo abtortmont , regular - lar Cc quality . 100 pieces Outing , nice new patterns - terns , the regular 7' c quality 150 pieces Dre = s Olnghnms , worth Mic pel jard , this sale COO pieces Dutch blue twill calico ice , 29 Inches wide , sold at special sale for 10o per yiml , jou can have all jou want at 100 pieces fancy high crado Ticking , regular 23j quality. . 150 pieces white Sinker Tlan- nel , regular b'ic kind , for u profit. Thoutands of acres of land which was utterly worthless were proved up In order to get these mortgages. The owners left as soon as they had obtained the money and the eastern men who furnished the funds had no assets but a lot of sand hills to show for them. They paid the loan agent 2 per cent for making the loan and required no security. The agents worked for their commission and not for their em- plovers , and the result Is that there are thousands of mortgages In Kansas and Ne braska today which are not worth the paper on which they are written. I have traveled over much of that mortgaged land. I re member ono farm In which a plow stood In the desert near a shackly shanty , and upon It the farmer had hung a card which read : 'Take the D n Plow Too1 ! "In another part of the sand hills , where the soil was mUerably poor , I saw a shanty on wheels. I asked my driver who could possibly live there , and who would be fool enough to take up Mich land as that. He replied that all the land wo could see had been entered and proved , and that that house was wheeled from place to place , and that ono man after another had lived In It for a short time In order to swear that ho had a house on his land. As soon as they got any evidence of a future title they bor rowed the $200 from the agent , raid this to the government and then took $500 fora mort gage on the quarter section representing $700. I do not mean to say that many of those who took advantage of the homestead act were not honest men and good farmers , but the principle was bid and It encouraged pauperism and fraud. If , for Instance a rent coulil bo charged for these lots equal to , say , one-tenth of their annual taxes a mc-e i o n- Inal price the people would rea Ue that tt e/ were paying for them and they would not lose their self-respect. " MONEY IN FARMING. "You say there Is money In farming , .Mr Secretary , " said I. "The general Idea Is that the farmers are going to ruin. They are rushing to the cities and they are complain ing all over the country. How Is this ? " "It Is not half as bad as It Is painted , " said the secretary. "The farmers are making as much money as any other people In the United States. They don't make as much as they formerly did. No business Is doing that. Why , we used to get 10 per cent for money out west on gilt-edged security , f have paid 12 per cent myself , mortgaging the best of real estate to get It , and have made money out of U. You can now borrow all the money jou want for C per cent. The people are now contented with small profits. It Is the same In the mercantllo business. The storekeepers used to growl when their profits were less than 25 per cent. They are now glad to get 8 per cent. The truth Is that the farmers' profits have fallen the least and failures arc proportionately les among them than among any other class of business men. Take this matter of mortgaged farms These farmers are doing business on borrowed capi tal , and now and then one of them faU. ! The majority of merchants do their buslnew the same way , and 90 per cent fall at same tlmo In their lives. I believe the percentage ot failures In the dry goods business Is fully aa high as 97 per cent. The majority ot the farmers succeed They pay their expenses and In the end own their farms. " FOREIGN MARKETS FOR THE FARMER. "The trouble with many of our farmers. " continued Secretary Morton , "is that they are too apt to put all their eggs Into one basket. They do not diversify their crop , and the failure of a single staple causes the ruin of the whole section. There It a vast market ' for the American farmer In foreign lands I which has not yet been touched. We must . study the wants of the people abroad and raise food for them. This Is the chief work ot the Agricultural department to day. I am having our consuls and minis ters all over the world Investigate the mar kets for American goods , and tt Is sur prising what a variety ot valuable informa- I tlon they ure sending tit to us. We might [ sell millions ot dollars' worth ot teed pro- Linens 100 pieces Crash ; this towcllrg Is the rct'iilnr 5o kind , UiiJ tale , per jnrd . All Linen Toweling , the lOc quality , you can have all jou want at . Towel" , In good large sizes , worth We , this sale . 150 Tied Spreads , worth $125 , will go on sale at . Hosiery 100 dozen ladles' niack Ho c , new and fresh . Just received , 200 iloyen Indies' Ulntk Hobe , lOc quality , this bale . Ladles' Black Hose , the big bargain . 200 dozen ladles' Seamless Black Hose , worth 2J'/c . Corsets Keep cool In one of our Sum- mur Corsets , worth CGc . Carpets and Draperies Nice Wool Caipct , In nil designs - signs , per jard . Chenille Covers , all colors . ducts to England yearly. Take the matter of eggs. England Is now Importing more than $18,000,000 worth every year The little country of Dolglum , crowded as It Is , sells $3,000.000 worth of eggs for British stomachs , and France gets $7,000,000 n year out of eggs which she supplies to John Hull. With our vast area , and our so-called starving farmers , we do not raise enough eggs for ourselves. We Import them by the millions , and the cackling of the tens of thousands of Canadian hens Is heard dally over the eggs which they are laying for the United States. Eggs ore beneath the notice of the average American farmer. His wife may , perhaps , get a bit of her pin money out of the chickens , but that Is all. "Wo import a great quantity of cabbages , and we buy fruit and nuts which i\e might raise ourselves , to the extent of millions of dollars a year. Wo are shipping more butter ever jear. but New Zealand and Austialla are crowding us In this line. They are sending vast quantities to Eng land , and selling It there for a shilling a pound. Within four jears the consumption of butter In England has isen | $10,000,000 , and the Australian export has Increased nearly $3,000,000 during this time. Many parts of the southern states ure now rais ing dairy products , and in east Tennessee the chickens and the eggs last year brought In more money than all the wheat. " POINTS ON HOGS. "How about meat , Mr. Secretary ? Is not that market well cared for ? " "No , " replied Mr. Morton , "the meat mar ket Is not half worked. We ship great quantities to Europe , but we do not get the best prices. Take our bacon. Tt brings 9 cents a pound In England. The Danish bacon sells for 14 cents a pound , and the famous Wllkshlre bacon Is worth 18 cents a pound. Had we gotten the best prices our bacon would have been worth $10,000- 000 more to us than It was last year. The English like a lean bacon , and packers there buy hogs according to the thickness of the fat upon their backs A hog that has fat two and one-fourth Inches thick brings a shilling more per twenty pounds of Its weight than a hog whose fat on the back is three Inches thick. The English want lean swine. They will not buy any hogs that weigh more than 240 pounds , as they know that bacon from such hogs Is not In demand. Here our ambition Is to raise fat hogs , and I have seen car loads of swine which will average 400 pound : In weight. Still we have a great trade In farm products with England. Tully half of all our foreign exports go thsre. We send more than 100,000 tons of hay and more than 30,000 tons of cheese to Great Britain every jear. We send only 2,000 tons of butter , and Denmark beats us In this ar ticle alone by 48,000 tons yearly. MACHINE FARMERS. "The trouble with us , " the secretary of agriculture continued , "is that we are too luxurious In our methods. We have been making money so easily that we can't ap preciate the changes in conditions the world over , and we have not tried to adapt our selves to them. Our farmers ore machine farmers. They raise practically nothing that cannot be raised by machinery. Take the matter of wheat. The farmer now rides the plow as he breaks the soil. He rides as he harrows , and he plants his fields with a sulky drill. The crop comes up ot Itself , and when It Is ripe the farmer again takes a ride on a reaping machine with an umbrella over his head , and when he Is finished tbe machine has cut and bound his grain. A steam engine does his threshing , and a small part ot the straw forms the fuel which makes the steam. All this IB exp'nslve. and If the wheat brings a low price , or there Is a crop failure , the farmer runs behind. He does not watch the small leaks and ho does not raise tbe llttfe things which pay so well. Take the onion crop. Onions always bring a high price here , and It pajj to raise them. We Import vast quantities and the American farmer leti the outsiders have the profit. H ti to all over tbe country. The farmer of the south sticks to his cotton and tobacco , and he ot the north and weit to his wheat and corn. " FARMERS' WIVES. "What do you think ot tbe war our larm- Men's Furnishings 125 dozen men's balbrlggan ShlrtH and Drawers , worth 60c , this sa'o . . . 75 dozen Shirts collars nt- Inched , neut stripes such as > ou pay 75c for Men's Negligee Shirts extra Kood ( iimllty , In 5 shades , , worth 7Se , this sale 109 dozen men's black and lirown Hose , worth 23c , this Bale OUT fcllk Neckties cannot bo duplicated elsewhere for less than fiOc , this sale Men's Hockford Hose , worth lOc , this sale Ladies' Underwear EO dozen Indies' ribbon trimmed summer Vests . Millinery Who ever hcnnl of < nich biff , bargains ? Ladles' Trimmed Hats . Largest assortment of Flowers in the state . lOc , 15c , 25c niul Black Chip Flats i A nice Sailor Hit ers live , Mr. Secretary' " I asked. "Would it not be bnter If they lived In villages , and not on their farms ? " "In many respects , yes , " was the reply. "The farmer's wife has a dreary lot. She Is In most cases llttlo better than a slave to her work and her house. She drags out a ° ad existence , scrubbing nnd cooking , with few resources outsldo of herself. I can't Imagine nn > thing much worse than her con dition , and it seems to me that the European sjstem of farm villages Is better than ours And still , the most of our farmers' wives are br ght women. They are as a rule Indus trious and good business women , but they get little for It. I believe In making women to a largo extent the business partners of their husbands. They are not so In the case of most men. Take , for Instance , a story I heard the other day about the family of nn old fanner In Indiana. The man and his wife had lived together for fifty jears. Their chil dren had grown up and left them , and now , at 70 , the farmer found tlio burden of his work too much for h in , and he decided to sell his farm and live off of the interest. It was worth X40.000 , but when the deed came to be made the farmer's wife objected. She said she had helped to pay for the farm. She Had worked all her life for tt , and she was bound to have wine of the money which It brought before rhe signed the deed The law j or and the husband were dumb founded. They had not anticipated such a complication , and at last one of them asked the old lady \\o\\ \ much she thought the ought to have. She hesitated a moment , and then said that she believed she was really en titled to ask for as much as $2. Of course she got it , but think how little money she must have had in the past to have made such a fuss about this.1 amount. ONE RICH FARMER SKIMPED HIS WIFE. "I am surprised how incin men are some times to their wives ; " continued Secretary Morton ; "not only farmers , but other men as well. Woman Is naturally a self-sacrific ing creature , and she submits to many a thing a man would not think ot tolerating. Speaking ot little meannesses , let me give you an Incident that I saw myself during the days of the war. I happened to be In a ttoro In my town ono day , when an old fellow whom I will call Jones came In with his wife to buy some goods. JThls man Jonet came from ono of the mosti celebrated fam ilies In the United States. He settled In Ne braska when It was etlll a territory , and by economy and thrift he had na\v gotten a farm of something like 1,000 acres. He was known to have money In the bank nnd was considered wealthy. Well , shortly after he entered the store Mrs. Jones took up a piece of calico and admired It very much. As she looked at Ithe said to her husband : "Pa , I ought to have a new dress , and I like this very much. Don't you think we could afford to buy U ? " "Oh , I suppose so , " replied the old man , and ho thereupon asked the clerk the price. Ho was told It was 50 cents a yard. Old Mr. Jones raised his eyes at this , and asked his wife how much It vvouljl take. She re- , piled she dldnt' think she could get along on less than twelve yards , and ho answered "Why , ma , twelve yards of that goods at 50 cents a yard wculd cost $6. Now , don't you think that that Is pretty high ? " "Yes , " she replied , "I do , but I need the dresj " "Well , " said the old man , "times are hard , and I do wish you could get along without It Just now. Couldn't you ? " "Yes , I suppose I could , " replied the old lady with a elgh , and the calico was dropped. A moment later old Mr. Jones asked the same clerk If he bad any tcbicc3 , and whether ho had any of that good old Virginia leaf which they used to keep In stock. The clerk said : "Yea , we have , but It's awful high. It'a $2 .a pound , and I think It will go higher before It gets less. We have Juit one caddy left. " "You think tt will go higher , " replied Jonei. "Yes. " eald the clerk , "It' * sure to go up. " "Well , you might put me up five pounds , " said the old man , and a moment later I saw him carrying It out of the store. He bad cot IS to Jrend ( or bU wife's calico Shoe Dep't. Wonderful Bargains SCO pairs women's Tnn Ox- fonK mil-row s-quarc anil pointed , worth $1 r.O . , only. . 623 pairs women's dongola hninl turn Oxfords , neullo toe ; this Oxford Is 11 hummer and sells anjwheio for $133 , nt . COO pilrs women's dongoln Ox ford" , In both Miu.irc and pointed teen , u shoe that jou will say Is a gr nt bargain. . 210 pilrs women's vlcl kid Tan Oxford * , with the now tuzor toe ; this phoe sells for 4 $3 and Is u dandy ; In this | * - Falo . 1G5 pairs women's dongola Prince Alberts , new needle -rf toe only ; this Is n great bar- | f pain at . ' donco'.a Jnll- 210 pill s ladles' - ette , latest stjio. with 4 large buttons , n good $ j W . I . shoo for . 9G5 pairs ladles' dongola but ton , narrow squaie anil Iiolnted toe , nicely trimmed , patent tip ; a great hit . 1M palis chllds' tan oxfoids , sizes 2 to 3 . 49c Chllds' oxfords . " ChlhK tan strap "Upper with large buckle , only . Jllsses' tnn Oxfords . 238 pxlrs boys' tan Shoe" , a new and nubby shoe , worth SJ 50 , this sale . 320 pairs men's tan Shoe" , new rntoi toe , u shoe worth $100 , Uits * ale . 220 pairs men's satin oil calf congress and lace , all solid , woith $ J59 . wi : HAVE ALL sizes IN Tiin ABOVE ADVUIIT1SEMUNT. dress , hut he thought nothing of putting $10 Into plug tobacco. This Is a sample of the klnJ of treatment some wives are receiving e\ery day. I don't suppose old Mr. Jones realized Ills selfishness. Ho probably loved hta wife , but ho had been brought up the wrong way. WHERE HOTELS GET SCRAMBLED EGGS The conversation hero again turned to eggs , and Secretary Morton told me how the dealers sometimes attempted to put up corners on eggs. "The eggs , " said he , "are bought from the fanners at from 0 to 10 cents a dozen , anil they are put Into cold storage. Before packing each egg Is tested by placing It between the eye and a can lie The good eggs are laid on their ends In box.3 , a little compartment being devoted to each egg. The temperature of the cold stor age Is about 40 Karenhelt , and at this tem perature the eggs will keep for months Tlure are millions of eggs told as fresh which are many weeks old , and they are bought when cheap and eoM when dear. It will surprise you to know that there are tub eggs. Just a ? there are tub oysters. These are the eggs which are -broken In packing. The dealers throw them Into a bucket , the shells arc picked out and they are fold In bulk. Many of the big hotels buy them , and they use them for omelets and scrambled eggs. I usually eat my eggs In the shells at botch. botch.SPRING CHICKENS ON TAP. "It Is wonderful , " Secretary Morton went on , "what they keep In these big cold stor age plants. Let me give you a secret as to where the spring chickens come from You know they are sold In the markets In April and May. You can go Into the res taurants here and get a spring chicken any day after May 1 , This Is before the hens have e\en begun to hatch. Where do these spring chickens come from ? You might think they are Imported. Not at all. They arc summer chickens and fall chickens. They were hatched out too late to ha\e enough feathers to successfully stand the winter , and they were killed and sold to the cold storage people. They packed them away and kept them until the spring , and then brought them out for sale. I have been In large cold establish ments and have seen thousands of such chickens laid away on shelves and labeled 'broilers. ' You could Just as easily have spring chickens at any time of the year. All kinds of game are now kept In cold stor age Prairie chickens are frozen In the United States and shipped off to London , and many of our wealthy men have cold stoiage houses connected with their kitch ens , In which they put game and fruit to bring out again when It Is not In season Most fruits will keep well , and strawberries and grapes can bo preserved In this way for months. " AMERICAN HORSE AND HORSE MEAT "How about the great American horse , Secretary Morton ? It Is said his days arc numbered. " "I far that Is true , " replied the secretary. "The electric car and the bicycle have taken away his occupation , and I expect to fee the day when our carriages will be run by electrlc'ty. ' The blc > clo of the future may have a storage battery , and the day ot high priced horseflesh outsldo of the sporting and racing stock has gone forever. Why. wo had an application a few days ago from cno of our experiment stations. The man said he wanted a team of horses , and the department wrote him that It It did not cost too much his wish might be granted. He replied that he could get a good team for $25 , and we allowed him to do so. I am driving ! a horse myself now for which I paid $ SO. He U 4 years old and a good roadster. You can got a good horse almost anywhere for $50 and It Is said that In the far west they are turning the horses out and tlelng placards to them , upon which are printed the vvordt ; 'He who feeds me can have me. ' " HORSE MEAT AND HORSE SAUSAGE. "I see that one of our contuls > In Germany advices the raising of horse meat for export to that country. What do you think of that ? " "I believe more money can be inadeTn rail ing other kinds ot meat. " replied Secretary Morton , "and I do not believe In these stories about the money which Americans can make In shipping horse sausage to Germany. The Germans have a tariff on horse meat ot more than 2 cents per pound , and the French have a similar tariff. It Is true that horre. meat is used more extensively every year In Europe than In the past. Between 1889 and 1893 more than 100,000 horses were killed there for human consumption , and In 1893 the total weight of dressed horse flesh used amounted to more than 48,000,000 pounds. They use every part of the horse , and they have horse steaks and horse reasts , and there are horse meat restaurants , "Rhere you can buy horse soup. I would not like to cat It. I feel very much concerning it like my wife did about ono of a herd of deer which we had on our place In Nebraska and which was accidentally shot. It was a pretty llttlo doe , and when It \\as brought homo It still had a blue ribbon tied about Its neck , which wo had fastened to It. It was very fat , and as I looked at It I said : 'Well , there Is ono thing about It , you can give us some fresh meat. ' My vvlfo re plied : 'Why , you don't think you could eat that ? Why. my dear , I would Just as soon think of eating a s-llco of one of the children. ' It Is the same with the horse. It Is too close to us. Wo love It too much to ever want to eat It , and it will be a long time before there will be a market for horse meat in America. " HUMUIUUX. The CongrcgitlonallEts In this country num ber CS3.539. Tor the last eighty-three years the Church of England has been spending $15,000 a week upon her schools. The late Dr. Miner , the venerable Boston clergyman , attributed the vigor of his old ago to his dally horseback rides. The Protestant Episcopal convention of the dloceso of Malno has Just granted to women the right to vote In parish meetings. \ At the Episcopal convention of Delaware , held last week , S. Mlnot Curtis , now 70 years of ago , was elected secretary of the dloceso for the tMr.y-fiftli consecutive lime. The old Brandywlno Baptist church at Chadd's Tord , Pa , has Just celebrated Us 180th anniversary. George Whltefleld preached there In 1770. Fong Fee Fins , a Chinamen of San Fran cisco , Is an enthusiastic and efficient member of the Salvation army. It la rumored that he wl'.l soon be sent to China to organUo anJ lead an evangelistic movement of the army In that country. Rev. Dr. J. C. Morris , pastor of the First Methodist church at Birmingham , Ala , has his congregation "by the ears" for roughly denouncing card plying for prizes. Ho said In his sermon last Sunday that If the officers of the law did their duty many of those gam blers would bo arrested. It Is estimated that the Protestant churches of America. Great Britain and Europe are rep resented In their work for other lands by 9.000 missionaries and more than GO.OOO native worker ? , and have expended during the last year about $12,500,000. Father Harmar Denny , the priest who Is said to have converted Mrs. Ogden Godet to Catholicism , was originally a Protestant He comei of the famous Plttsburg family of Den- ny . and U himself a millionaire Tha statistics of the Methodist episcopal Church South for 1894 show 13,475 church edifices , an Increate of 390 ; C.7SO traveling preachers , a gain of 299 ; and 1,390,377 church memberi , Indicating a growth during the year of G7.1C7. There are ttOO.SCG scholars In the Sunday tchools , of which there are 13SCI. There are H.083 pastors and 1.4C2.7CO members - bers In all the colored Methodist churches. Ilev. Dr. Rufus L. Perry , who died a few days ago at Brooklyn , was born In slavery In Nashville. He escaped to Canada at the age of 18 and there gained the rudiments of an education. Later he entered college at Kalamazoo - mazoo , and , after Graduation , studied ( or the Notions-- Pins two p.ipcis . 1C Thimble . 1C Corset Laces per pair . 1C Spool Thread . 'C Rubber Tip Pencils . * C lr Six Envelopes . " - ' SU Sheets Paper . 1C Ono dozen Safety Pins . 3C 3C 100 yards Spool Silk . 4C Sewing Thread . Best IJubber . OC IOC Silk Elastic . Shoe Strings , per bunch . Handkerchiefs . . . . . Hotter one1 ? . Ladies' line Handkerchiefs . Combs . Combs . Halrplnt , bunch . 1C Hat Stilngs . Pearl Buttons . Dres Buttons . OC Dress Buttons . OC And 100 Other Articles " " " ' - i - - ' " - i.r - . I. i.T. . --r. . . - J t - . f | nry r. lgTT1 ' n . . . - . . . - . - AIL ORDERS RECEIVE OXJfl SPECIAL ArTEKTTIOWi THIS SALE WILL LAST A WHOLE " nn p ' - - - 15th and Dodge Streets , Right on the Corner j HaptlH ministry. Ho was one of the most Icirncd preachers of his race , being a flno Hebrew , Latin and Greek scholir. Dr. Cyrus ? R. Teed , the head of the rellglour sect called "Korcscli , " Is arranging to take 4 party from western Pennsylvania to Estero , Fla. , In the fall , where he proposes to start a c-immunlrtle colony on the co-operative plan. and accoidlng to his peculiar Ideas. He will purchase a steamer to take hie colonists down the river to the Gulf of Mexico. He hat purchased land at Estero , which will accom modate 10.000 Inhabitants. This number ha expects to have there within one year. Tha colony will bo divided , ono section to consist of celibates. The financial statement of the Presbyterian Hoard of Foreign Mlwlons for the jear endIng - Ing April 30 , 189ri , shows that the total re celpts were $800,378 , against $841,553 for tha preceding > eir. Tlio total expenses , Includ ing appropriations for the fields , Church at Home and Abroad , etc .were $1,015.757. Td this must bo added the deficit at the begins nlng of the year. $102,597 , making a total liability of $1,118,354. Deducting the In come there remains a deficit of $251,970 , which Is lessened , however , by a gain o ( $38,872 In exchange on silver and by unused appropriations amounting to $38,221 , so thai the real deficltl Is $174,883. /.V/JUAZ'lt/.IA The Illinois Steel company of Jollct , 111. , will build an additional mill , In which cm- plo > ment will bo given more than 1,000 men. It Is estimated that the output of bicycle ! this jear will not bo much short of 45,0,000. This Is evidence that the vvoild Is certainly moving. A new shoo manufacturing concern la soon to bo established at Mllford , Mass. , which will give employment at the start to about 150 hamte. The employes of the Acme Iron company o ( Oswego , N. Y. , have been notified that thcl wagea will he Increased 10 per cent , which reatores-thcm to the standard of 1892. Tha largest tcleeraph odlco In the world It In the general postolllce building , London. There are over 3,000 operators , 1,000 oi whom are women. The batteries are aup plied by 30,0 0 cells. A chemical works on the banks ot tha Rhone , In the canton of Geneva , Is devoted to the manufacture of artificial musk and , It Is found that the fishes , more especially the trout In the river , which are caught In the neighborhood , have a musky flavor. An automatic shoo shining machine (3 ( tha latest product of Inventive genius. When jou want your boots cleaned you sit down on the teat provided nnd place jour foct through an opening In the casing onto the boot rest. Within six months It Is qulto probable. that plans looking toward the construction of a gigantic steel plant on the banks ot Lake Erie , at a point near Cleveland , will bo well under way. The plant In every respect Is to be n leading rival of the Carneglo anJ Dethlehem Steel company. John D. Rockefeller of the Standard Oil company and other millionaires , It Is said , have agreed to furnish the ncceattary financial aid. Advices from New Bedford , Mass. , itata that the contract for the mills of the newly , organized Whitman Manufacturing company ! has been awarded and work will noon begin. The plans ca.l for a two-story building , 125 by 790 feel , together with a two-story store house , olllce building and a cot op hoite with ) a capacity ot 7,000 bales of cott-n. Thcro will aho bo a wa'te house , machine ihop , boiler house , etc. The mill will employ 7CO > hands. The lateit novelty In the paper world la a telegraph polo made of that very useful ma terial , These poles are compoied of paper pulp In which borax , tallow and other In- gredlent are mixed , Thin Is c , U In a mould ] In tuch a mai.ner as to give It a hollow cen V ter throughout Its entire length , with a clone fitting cap tarred on top. These pries are said to be lighter and stronger than similar sized poles ot wood and to be uaaffectei bjf sun , rain or dampness.