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FROM THE CAPITOL.
LA8T WEEK OF TUB 81'KCIAL. SES
SION OP THW SENATE.
Death of Justlco Stunloy Mntthowu-Ok.
lnhomn lloomoru Forovnr Barred
from tlio Public Domiiln-A
List of Appointments.
The present special hemion of congress
closed this week.
Samuel R. Thayer Iiiih boon named iih
minister fo the Netherlands.
Frederick 1). Grant Iiiih been confirmed
iniiilHter lo Austria-Hungary.
Elbert 1). AVewl Iiiih been confirmed
district attorney for Montana.
Tlio Chnf Ciinnir Pinu case is creating
much interest In Washington.
Appropriations bv the Fiftieth con
gress mummied lo $i0,l)l)0,000.
Tlio Republicans will buve n nuijority
of ten in the Fifty-first congress.
Henry N. BIiiko, of Montana, has been
nominated chief justice of Molilalia.
It in thornlit that Judge Groshain will
be iipiointed to tlio supremo bench.
O. C. White, of Dayton, Iiiih been eon
ilrinod secretary of Washington territory.
A favorable report Iiiih been made by
the naval bourdon thogunboat Yorktown.
President UarrlKon in the fourteenth
lawyer to oeeupy the l'reHidential elniir.
.f. W. Mason, of Virginia, Iiiih been tip
jKilnled commissioner of internal reve
nue. Miles 0. Moore, of Walla Walla, Iiiih
been eotillrmed governor of Washington
John If. MeFoo, of New Mexico, has
been nominated associate jiiHtie of that
William W. Thomas, jr., of Maine,
will be United States minister to Norway
The neiiate special eommlltee on Pa
clile rallroadH will Hhortly Htarton an In
5 The .Shah of I'erHla wuh the first royal
ruler to hcihI his congratulations to Pios
Secretary Wlndom says the HiriluK
revenue will not necessitate, an extra ses
hIoh of congiosa.
Corporal Tanner, of Brooklyn, it 1h be
lieved, will be nominated commis
sioner of pensions.
The President Iiiih declared that under
lioelrctimstiinecH will ho make any prom
ises to olllce seekers.
Quite a number of congressmen were
laid up with pneumonia from exposure
on inauguration day.
J. N. Tvnrr, of Indiana, Iiiih been se
lected aHs'lHtant attorney general for tlio
Frank It. AlkeiiH, of Dakota, ban been
nominated associate justice of tlio mi
jireme court of Dakota.
For the llrst. time in nearly llfty yearH
neither a Siiulsbury or a Bayard is in
public life at Washington.
The Sanioan commissioners w ill prob
ably not leave Washington for Merlin be
fore the middle of next mouth.
The California delegation at Washing
ton does not appear to bo harmonious in
regard to the selections to olllccs.
Justice Stanley MatthewHtlied at Wash
ington Friday "morning of exhaustion
of the heart 'and conjestion of the kid
neys. Mrs. Harrison has ojvoii publicity to
the fact that she wilt pay no attention to
Hollcitations to inlluenco appointments to
M.iii. i.inttlnlfita luivit rtvil'ltiwl till
President from the people of Arirona, con
cerning tlie apiKmitni'-nt of Wollley to bo
governor ot tnai territory.
The President lias commuted the death
sentence of Albert tueou, colored, eon
vlcted of murder in the District of Col
uinbia, to life imprisonment.
Governor Proctor Ih Vermont's second
lostmaster general. Jacob Collaiucr,
who was postmaster general In Millard
Fillmore's cabinet, was the tlrst.
It Is te be hoped that the appointment
of the new superintendent of the
man service win ihi an iiuproveuivm on
the old, especially on tlie Pacific l oast
The names of persons entering upon the
lands ceded to the Creek and Seminole
Indians, In violation of law, are to Ih
listiHt ana foivver iietKurcti irom uto pun
The Interior department has ruled
that a minor, who supjHirts a mother,
brother, or an v other near relative, shall
lo entitled to inane entry upon uio pun
Tlie conservative press of the City of
Mexico is attacking President Harrison
ami Secretary Blame, ciauntng mat tnoy
lire ambitious to have the United States
The President has w ithdmwn the notn
Inatlon of Eugene Schuyler to be assist
ant secretary of state, on the ground
tutu ho was an applicant lor a iiigit posi
tiou under Cleveland's administration.
Senator Butler has oti'ored a resolution
divlaring that the tenure of otlUv of the
president pro teiu. does not expire at the
mooting of congress, and that the ollico
shall continue at tho pleasure of the sen
ate. Five hundred Chicago lawyers signed
a Htition to tho President lust week,
urging tho appointment ot Stephen A.
IXniglas, jr., to lie United Static district
attorney (or the Northern dlbtrict of Illi
nois. Judge Gray, of the supremo court, tho
veteran Uicholorof that venerable )ody
of wisdom, will shortly K married to
Miss Jeanotto Matthews, tlaughtor of
Judge Matthews, lately of tho supreme
Postmaster General Wanamakor has
issued an onler directing nil clerks in his
ilejurtmeiU to Wgin work at S:IM a. m..
Instead oT W oVlo,'k, a heretofore, and
ri'iuain at their desks uutll tl p. m., in
ti)tt of 4.
Tlie I'resldent, it U Kild, has refrained
from making any noiniiution to the
eourt of St. James, because of the tuot
that KngUiud has shown no dloltion
to till tho -ai-aney caused by the recall of
GHASTLY DISDOVEUY IN THE HOLD
OP THE MEKKIMAO.
Tho Oklnhomn Boomers EJoctod from
Indian Territory Tlio Amorlcun
Fluff Publicly Insultod by a
Mrs. Cleveland'H picture Htill Bells.
ricriiiiiny !h having built sixteen tor
Premier von Tiwi Iiiih tendered IiIh
Heilin, Clermany, Iiiih Biipprastied tho
Tliero are fourteen IndiaiiH in tho ICan
A Hue of if 100 w ill bo Imposed for sell
ing a vote in Maine.
NebniHka payH a lxainty of one cent a
poiindjon beet sugar.
Damascus, Syria, will soon havo gaH
liiinps and street-caiH.
The PittHburg law and order society
employs female detectives.
During the month of February 0000 ne
groes emigrated from North Carolina.
The Russian government will spend
l-M.OOO.OOO roubles on her now navy.
Robert Sigel, mm of General Sigel, ban
pleaded guilty of forgery in New York.
Miss Mary Andersim'H phyHlciiin de
nioH that his patient's: mind is aU'ected.
A Washington countv. Penn.. man
churiiH his butter by natural gas power.
I tooth and Moiljeska have signed a
contract for a thirty weeks' starring tour.
Kx-President Cleveland and Mr. Vilau
havo been elected members of Tammany.
Strawberries from the South made
their appearance in the .Chicago market,
King Alexander Iiiih written his tnoth
er, ox-Quoon Natalie, to remain away
Dining the present year there have
been fifteen duelH and sixteen suicides at
The storm which has been raging on
tlie Atlantic coast for several days past
John 0. Klein, of Samoan fame, is
anxious to appear before the Berlin con
ference as a witness.
The Ottawa government is considering
a measure excluding American lard by
an exorbitant duty.
The " Catliolie Total Abstinence News"
of Philadelphia, lias come out squarely
Kx-Presidont Cleveland celebrated his
r2d birthday lust week by embarking on a
pleasure trip to Cuba.
John Adams, tho $70,000 forger, died
of self-imposed starvation in the Georgia
penitentiary last week.
The great, scheme of Henry Villard to
consolidate nil of Fdison's eieetrie com
panies has fallen through.
A livelv skirmish occurred in Oklaho
ma last week between the soldiery and
the persistent " hooiners."
General Sherman's son, Thomas Kwing
Sherman, will be consecrated a Catholic
priest at Philadelphia in July.
General Franz. Siegel's son has been
sentenced.to six years in the penitentiary
for defrauding pension claimants.
Hon. Knoch lloult, twice senator from
l.iun county, and author of the railroad
law, died at'Harrisburg last week.
Mrs. Langtry is reported quite sick
with tonsilitis. and in conseiiuence all
of lier engagements have been canceled.
A bill has been introduced in the In
diana legislature lo ascertain the relation
between tlio ground nog iimiine weainer.
The customs authorities of Toronto
have seized and destroyed 100 conies of
Zola's novels, for being of immoral char
acter. The Union Pacitle claims that it has
been systematically robbed of rolling
stock for the last eight years by other
ltv the closing down of the mines of
tlie'Pennsvlvania company at Scranton
last week V000 men will bo thrown out of
Kx-Mayor Hewitt, of New York, will
remove Ids extensive stool and iron
works from Trenton, N. J., to Cliatta
A bill Introduced in the Indiana legis
lature provides that property purchased
with pension money shall be exempt
Martin White, of Jackson, committed
suicide Friday night by placing the nius
ileof a shot g'un in his mouth and spring
ing the trigger with his foot.
Tlie recent jH'rformance of Yale stu
dents in drawing tho statue of the late
Professor Stlllman from its pedestal has
excited no little indignation.
Gen. Wade Hampton has returned two
kittle tlags to the survivors ot the ooth
lVnnsvlvanla volunteers, which wore cap
tured by his trwqvs in tho late civil war.
The Pennsylvania kwrd of pardons
has refused to commute the death sen
tence of Mrs. Surah Jane Whiteling, for
Kisoning her husband and two children.
The i)ik ttocordini; to a late sikhvIi of
Cardinal Harxxvlii, the pope' vioar? will
seek rofino in the United States, if it Ih
came necessary for him to leave Kimio.
Tho West Virduia Republican sena
tors havo agreed to refuse tho call for an
extra session, on tho ground that Gov.
Wilson is not tho legal executive of tho
Joseph Mender, a tilted lover of Ash
land, Wis., entered tho room of Kllon
Umg, 10 years of age, and cut tier severe
ly alout the face and head with a ruxor,
and then cut bis own throat.
. Hill il'P ..IITI, IM .-VlJ.tlllUII, .1., I.llb .1
noodle In Ids foot last week, and tlio doc
rM....i...j vi... .( c. iv. ... ..
tors falling to find it, his foot was placed
near a dynamo ot the electric street rail
way couutauy and tho needle was drawn
Tho skeletons reported to havo been
found chained in the hold of tho sunken
rebel ram Merrimac is denied. It is as
sorted that they won in the hold of the
United States hin Cumberland which
the Merrimac rau dowu. 1
THE PACIFIC COAST.
MAN AND WIPE TO HUFFEIt DEATH
ON THE OALLOWS.
Public Sentiment HegnrdtnR tho Wan
ton Killing of Old Man Spraguo
nt Onrvanza Tin Ubiqui
tous Tnscott Again.
Stockton, Citl., vagrants, on eonvic
lon, get fifty days in jail.
Three hundred men aro now employed
at the Vallejo navy yard.
A one-eyed Mexican is the shcrifr of
Los Angeles county, Cal.
Rronco Liz, tho Spokane I'alls murder
ess, has been held without bail.
Joaquin Miller has been npiointed a
member of the California forestry com
mission. Mr. Moody has been practicing on the
adamantine" kouIh of San DicgaiiH the
N. L. Patterson was arrested at Oro
ville. Cal., last week, for passing coun
John A. Diminig, of Ileuhayon mys
tery fame, is engaged in selling fruit trees
Another attempt was made by rob
bers to wreck .a passenger train near Yu
ma Friday night.
C. P. Huntington Hays the Southern
Paeillc will not at present build north
of the Columbia.
Right-of-way for tho Puyallup Valley
railroad has been refused by the Indians
on the reservation.
Joseph Vivian, a fugitive Leadville,
Col., murderer, win. arrested at Amador
City, Cal., last. week.
A man named C. IS. Crook-shank, of
ClackamaH, was found dead in a hotel at
Redding, Cal., Thursday.
The body of a female child wiib found
packed in a valise and floating in the
nay at San Diego, Friday.
Charles Willard, a burglar at Santa
Barbara, is held on sixteen charges. His
wife is also held for burglary.
Ly Fung Su, a giant Chinaman, ar
rived in San Francisco Friday. His
height is seven feet four indies.
The widow of Cyrus W. Field, SO years
of age, fell and broke her shoulder blade
at National City, Cal., Thursday.
The new gold Holds near Holbrook,
Arizona, turns out to be as much of a
fraud as those of Lower California.
The two men, CuH'and Stutzman, who
robbed tho San Luis Obispo stage re
cently, have acknowledged tiieir guilt.
Albert Fostroni was acquitted at Ta
conia last week on the charge of having
murdered one Carlson last September.
Two Japanese girls are reported to
havo fought a desperate and bloody duel
witli swords at Los Angeles last week.
II igway robbers earn a precarious liv
ing by preying upon returning Ixiwer
California gold miners near Tin J nana.
A commercial drummer declares that
grass and jack-rabbits grow luxuriantly
on the principal streets of Los Angeles.
A full list of immigrants to the Pacific
Coast, of the vintage of '-HI, is being com
piled by O. W. Haskins.of Oakland, Cal.
The California legislature appropriated
.jltOjOOO for ereosoting works at San Fran
cisco for the protection of piles in wharf
John D. James, a San Diego private
detective, lias been sentenced to two
years' imnrisonnient lor nttenintiiiL' tn
It is estimated that over 700,000 cases
of Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska
salmon, of the pack of 1SS0, havo been
sold in advance.
Gov. Wattorman has signed tlio bill
nmliiliitiiiL' the sale of Honors in Califor
nia to persons addicted to tho inordinate
use ot tlio same.
bist week Ave bars of gold and silver
bullion, weighing nrJ ikmuuIs. were
shipped to San Francisco from tho Pal
isade mine, near Oahstoga.
A whale and its calf were thrown
on tlio beach at Santa Rosa during a
storm last week. The mother whale
measured sixty feet m length.
A shoemaker bv the name of John
Cramer was murdered and his lodv
thrown in the river by unknown parties,
near tqwkiino calls, luesday.
James Doalv, a Niiiki countv, Cal.,
fanner, has boon sued bv a Mr. Ruther
ford for IXI.OOO damages for having
caused tlie death ot tlie latter s cluld.
Tho mayor of Los Angeles has vacated
the ollico and given way to his successor
under the now city charter, but the audi
tor refuses to let go, and will appeal to
Malarkey. the young man who swin
died several Portland merchants bv means
of forged checks rooonty, was arrested at
San Francisco Tuesday while w orking the
A man answering the description of
Tnscott is said to have Ik'oii working in
Senator Manford s vineyard, near ina.
Cal. OtHcers left from Sacramento and
San Francisco to arrest him, but the
lard uad nown.
A large muss-meeting was held at Med
ical like, W. T, last week, and resolu
tions wore adopted and committees ap
pointed to notify the Chinese in that vi
cinity to leave.
There are now at the Santa Clara
mines, in lxiwor California, AW) men,
the majority of whom have us much
knowledge of practical mining as a hog
has of homeopathy.
An early meeting of the Transconti
nental association is announced, and the
railway managers will prolwly accede to
the demands of lhicitlc Coast'canners im
a reduction of Katdorn freight rates.
Claus Spreokles proposes to erect loot
sugar factories in every community
where 50M acres are devoted to Uuts".
It will take twelve factories alone to sup
ply ls Angeles. Tho towu claims a poj
uliition or ot,000.
Josiah and Klileth lVgts, found
guilty of murder in the tlrst degree in
killing Miles TMiicett at CaHin. Nv..
January, IS. were sentenced to death hy
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ihmiuik iMuiiiiiuui uic tmvuwa was
not fixed. The woman bet raved no emo
HOME AND FARM.
SCIENTIFIC METHOD KOR DETECT
ING; PURE HONEY.
Benefit to bo Derived by Farmers In
Gloaoly Observing tho Market Re
ports Romody tor rhnpped
Hnnds Rocelp 8.
To remove a sticky oil-cloth go over it
witli n hot iron.
Grapes do best on
ground well drained.
Beware how you get into debt.
not ho easy to get out.
An old flour barrel, witli tlie remains
of flour on itH Hides to become musty, is
nlxiut the worst possible vessel to keep
To feed Hheep for flesh and bone is al
so to feed it for wool ; but heavy grain
feeding makes yelk and grease" to an
amount disproportionate to gain in fleece.
It is best, as a rule, to feed whole
grain at night, corn, oats, wheat or sor
ghum, .something that the gizzards can
work upon a portion of the night at least
rather than some soft light food.
Farmers who raise sheep should bear
in mind that the- wool of sheep, as well
as the mutton, depends on liberal feeding.
No poorly fed or joorly cared for sheep
will produce what it is capable of in
quantity or quality.
Ah far iih experiments havo been con
ducted it lias been demonstrated that
when wheat is 00 cents per bushel, it is
the cheapest grain that can be used as
food for stock, being more nutricious
than corn and better adapted for growing
A New York dairyman says ho can get
more milk from cows fed oil beets, two
bushel per day to the cow, than from en
silage. The iiiiln yield ran up to twenty
iptarts. He asserts he can produce beet's
at a cost of four cents a bushel, 1000
bushels to the acre.
The lollowing bus been suggested for
the ear-ache; Oliver oil, one ounce;
chloroform, one drachm. Mix and shake
well together, then iour '2o or .'50 drops
into the car and close it up with a piece
of raw cotton to exclude the air and re
tain tlie mixture. It will give instant
To make boiled onions: Peel two
quarts of silver skin onions of a uniform
size and boil them in plenty of salted wa
ter until tender. Drain olHlie water and
put one teacup of fresh milk, one large
tablespoonful of butter, anil a little salt
and pepper in the kettle; boil all together
for five minutes, then pour into a hot
dish and serve.
The partridge coch is undoubtedly one
of our most prominent breeds. They are
well fitted for city or rural life. They are
extremely quiet, hardy, healthy " and
good layers. Their flesh is good and pre
sentable in color the color that suits
tho taste of the American people. They
are handsome in plumage and possess a
good share of useful qualities.
Take two lemons and rasp them on su
gar, the juice of six lemons and one
orange, half a pint of water, and one pint
of clarified sugar made as follows : lake
three pounds of sugar, two pints of wa
ter, half the white of an egg well beaten
up, boil for ten minutes and skim, strain
tlio mixture through a hair sieve, and
freeze in the usual way. This makes a
delicious lemon-water ice.
Begin right in getting out as many of
the Asiatic chicks in February. March
and April. Then, before tlie show sea
son, thov have neailv reached maturity,
and if thov have been kept in a thrifty,
growing condition from the start, and
aro (as they should be) bred from largo,
healthy stock, they w ill require very lit
tle fattening to make them tip the scales
at from seven to twelve jounds.
To make a good boiled ham, scrape tho
outside of the ham to remove any par
ticles which may adhere to it and "put it
into a large kettle partly filled with cold
water; when it begins "to loil move the
kettle to the back of the range and cook
slowly until tender enough to have a fork
run into it easily. Take it from tlio wa
ter and when almost cold cut oil tho rind
and ornament the top with cloves.
All warm-blooded animals maintain
their heat by a slow combustion within
their Ixidies,' for which their food is the
fuel. Man supplements this natural sup
ply by kindling n tiro in his house. Tho
lower animals make no (ire ; they have
no fuel but their feed. It is true econo
my, therefore, for tlie owner to husband
their supple of heat bv providing shelters
which will protect them from tho cold
winds and the chilling rains.
To make jKtato snow, peel and wash
and loil in salted water until tender, one
dozen largo potatos ; jottr otl' ttio water
and let them stand upon the back of the
range for five minutes, then mash tine
and season with one half cup of cream or
sweet milk, ono tablospoontul of butter,
and popper and salt to suit the taste.
Pass the potatos through a coarse sieve,
or a patent jotato masher, ami heap
them lightly into a hot vegetable dish.
For chapped hands take of pure bay
riui or glyceriue each one jwrt, quince,
soed jolly two parts ; mix. A few drops
of oil of roso or any other perfume may
lx added to the Imy" mm leforo mixing.
When diluted witli rain water it forms an
excellent dressing for the hair. This lolly
is made by addingtwo drachms of quince
seed to twro pints of water, liled down
to one pint, filtered hot and allowed to
cool. For certain skin diseases a drachm
of Imracic acid niav 1h dissolved in each
ounce of glycerine before mixing.
An old sod does not rot ouieklv. es
pecially after a dry season and on heavy
soil. We have often simii the furrow re
turned the following spring, after a crop
of corn had Ivon grown on it the year lo
fore, and the furrow was plainly dotlned
bv the roots and leave of the old soil.
Mice take advantage of this to make their
winter burrows out of reach of crows,
eats and owls. Almost every shook of
corn will have such a whole reaching un
der the burrows. A mouse in this haven
can run faster tliau anything can dig to
get it out.
Hundreds of Okkdtoum KxMuers wore
ceorted to the Kan mis Kno hy U. S.
troops last week. The men are wrought
up to a hrgh pitch of excitement over
the continued dekvs in the final opening
of the territory for settlement, and serious
irouwe is icareu.
THE WHEAT MARKET REMAINS
DULL AND INACTIVE.
Vascillatlng Sugars Local Market O on
tlnues o be Anything but Satis
factoryGood Fruits Com
mand Good Prices.
The wheat market shows very little
sign of improvement over the present
unsettled and unsatisfactory state of af
fairs. The fluctuating prices in sugars
continues, nnd the market remains vir
tually unchanged since last rejwrt. Tho
local market is weak, prices, however, re-1
niaining alxnit tlie same as a week ago. 1
.Fruits in good condition command good
prices and lind a ready sale. Dried fruits
of all kinds meet with a tardv sale
ter is firm and in good demand. There
is very little activity in wool, the de
mand in the East being also light. A
marked fall is noted in all kinds of feed
Sugars, Golden C o7fic. extra C Oc,
cube, crushed and powdered 74.j0. Coll'ee :
Java '2')C, Uio li0)..c, Arbuckle's roasted
Oregon bam 111:S-, breakfast ba-
con Hie, sides 10c, shoulders !l10c. surlace. it certainly oears witness 10
Eastern hum 12j0iRlle, Sinclaire's ill tho absence hero of a certain provin
1.1jC, breakfast bacon 12Ji;o, sides , cial narrowness which refuses to wel-
lOC. Shoulders !)3!!"0 Llird 10)i . ti.ntl, nnwoi. ihiIum iIpmiki! In
Navel oranges $4.00(fc4.7o. Kiverside
.:L2kf:t.50. apples $1.50, lemons fi.00 per
Potatoes oU(T!S')C, onions 707oc.
Apples ofTtOc, sliced Go, apricots
14c, peaches 8(ult)c. pears 8c. Oregon
prunes, Italian, So, silver 7c, German (5
(T)7c. plums oto. Haisins jfli per box,
California figs 8c, Syrinx 15c.
Butter, Oregon fancy ''")C, medium 20c,
Eastern I'l'c, California -0c.
Chickens .f0.(i0"0, ducks $12.00 per
do.., geese rfl0(Jlli, turkeys 17c per lb.
Valley lSe, Eastern Oregon 8lo';.
Wheat, Valley $1.33, Eastern $1.25.
Standard $4, other brands $4.
Hay $1!514 per ton, bran $15, shorts
$10, Ixuley chop $24(0)23, mill chop $18.
Beef, live, 4c, dressed 8c, mutton, live,
4c, dressed 8c, lambs $2.50 each, hogs 0c,
dressed 7(a7,le, veal 0Sc.
A white man, engaged in promoting
negro emigration from North Carolina,
was arrested Thursday on the charge of
enticing hands to break their contracts
Excitement has been create! in King
ston, Out., over the act of a young chippy I
stamping upon tho American flag while i
personaiing the role of Victoria in a pub-!
lie performance. j
Hussia last year appropriated $45,000
lor the education of Russian children in ,
our own territory of Alaska. When Uncle
Sam gets through with pension legisla-,
tion he may possible realize that he
has a few ignorant children in that part
of the world himself.
A strong reaction has taken place over
the killing of old man Sprague at Gar-,
vana, last week, by a slieritl's posse. '
The facts, as now learned, go to show that
while the ollieers wero long on pistols, !
guns and other implements of death, I
thev wero exceedingly short on brains I
and ordinary discretion.
A special committee appointed by tho I
last congress to investigate the methods
of doing business in tlie executive de
partments, reports that in some of the de
partments, especially those of the pen
sion and land bureau", it reuniros as long
as four or live years to settle a claim or i
Wliitelaw Reed, of the Now York I
Tribune," has boon nominated by the
President as minister to France." Hoi
was seriously considered for the English !
mission, nut the supiwt given bv tho
"Tribune" to tho home rule policy for
Ireland, it was thought, might render
his relations with tlio English govern
ment less cordial.
An evidently shrewd observer says
that considerable of success on tho part
of fanners depends uion keeping a close
eye to the market. The tlrst of any now
crop will almost always command a high
price, and soon after, when there is a
rush for the market, prices rapidly de
cline. Unless one can bo among" tho
first, it is better to held until prices have
Iassed the cost stage and come back to a
more normal condition. It is tlie forcing
of the market that brings low prices, and
for that reason a close watch should be
kept of the reported supply ami demand.
inent microscopist tlnds that gen-'
eycanbo readily distinguished
nifaotured honov bv tlio micro-
An eminent microsco
scope. The former has Yew" or no m-ir ,
ervif.il nm! 1 nil- ?! . Jll P
while the imitations have httlo else than
those crystals, with rarely a trace of
pollen grains. Tho honoved taste of the
manufactured article may come from
Kvswux or honey comb "being mushed
up in it. Each class of plants has its
own specific form of pollen grain, and a
Imtanist can readily tell in what part
of tho worltl the honey was made.
Phihuteiphia hits a Colonel Now
and Chicago s Amjor Old. and now
where doosGouorul Average hang out?
Detroit Free Press.
First Wife -Why did you hnre
your husband's body cremated " See-,
ond Wife "He sworo ho would haunt
me- Now let him haunt." Time.
"Oh. why has this come to me? 1
vt hy cllil 1 not dyo before those fatal
words wro spokanr Ha had hoard a
rlah woman rofuso him beonuse his
mustngjio wus teo gray.- "
A Comparison or the Ainrrlfiin unit tho En
Comparing tho pulpit of tho two nn
Hons intellectually, wo need not fear
the vordiet, although England has n
multitude of grand preachers, whilo
tho Scotch nnd Irish pulpits enjoy a
world-wido renown. A well-known
Knzlish clergyman has lately asserted
that "thoro can bo no doubt that tho
pulpit of the United States is more ably
(ilk.l, taking it all in all. than is the
pulpit of tho United Kingdom." Wo
may well doubt so generous an asser
tion, for many of the British clergy
who visit hero easily convince us how
much we gain by studying thole
methods. Their familiarity with the
ipsistimu vcrha of the Bible is amazing;;
and tho chief charm and strength of
their preaching is t'nit, badng it so en-
I tirely upon Holy Writ, they yet adorn
the exposition of tho text wun sucn u
wealth of illustration and with so much
enrnestno-H and so nul judgment as to
lead captive botii heart and head In
tho listener. This s Jems to ba the ex
planation of tho fact that so m my pul
pits in Now York and in other seaboard
cities are ocoupioJ by British clergy
men. Wo must find in them some
thing which wo miss in most of our
1 . MM.,. f... !j ..,. ur. 1id-
uwn uiui; . i iiu uv;u is w
oreuitaoio to us us h appears upon uio
a native garb. And wo must not for
got that these clergy referred to aro
picked men, who would bo successful
anywhero and in almost any profes
sion, for there aro hundreds of Ilritish
clergy in America filling obscure pul
pits nnd utterly unknown. And again,
such able men como to us from u land
whore, as already shown, tho tempta
tions for clever young men to enter
business life aro not as great as here,
and where (at least in the Church of
England) many gifted clergymen who
do not happen to command inilueneo
or patronage aro free to look olsowhoro
for appreciation and usefulness. Our
parishes welcome such mon, and they
am wise to do so. They como also, us
refreshing and stimulating intluoiice to
our American clergy. Nor have we
any reason to doubt, from their own
confession, that thoy aro conscious of
receiving as well as giving in their in
tercourse with our pastors. And wo
have reason to feel satisfaction at hear
ing tho testimony latelj offered by one
of tho most eminent among them, who
said on a public platform: "I honestly
declare that I never met with a com
pany of ministers like tlio clergy of all
denominations in Now York, especially
for this, that they havo no jealousies
and uo rivalries among them. They
stand shoulder to shoulder for the
truth on all occasions, havo confidence
I in each othor, rojoice in a brother's
prosperity, and are ever ready to stand
round each other in trouble." Arch
deacon Maekay-Sinith, in Harper':
AN INTERESTING RELIC.
TIi FlrU StroiiK-IlnV IJ.Hi-il by tlio Slutf
There is to bo seen in tho vault o'
tho State Treasury at the Capitol, a
most interesting momonto of early
State history, being tho original
"strong-box" used by tlio treasurer
during- the years of tho existonee of
Illinois as a Territory and for a year
or so after its admission as a State. It
consists of a plain chorry box of twelve
by eighteen ineho-i and about oight
inches deep, divided into four compart
ments, in which the funds of tho Terri
tory and of the infant State wero de
posited during tho period mentioned.
Tho relic has boon in tho possession of
tho family of tho Hon. John Thomas,
for u considerable period Terrritorial
Treasurer before tlio admission of Illi
nois as a Stato and aftorward tho llrst
State Treasurer, and has just been pre
sented to tho Stato through State
Treasurer Becker, accompanied by tho
following letter from James II. Thomas
f the Belleville Advocate, who is a
grandson of tho first State Treasurer:
'Hki.i.hvii.I.k, 111.. Jan. '.".). linn. Charln
titeifr. State Tretirtr, SprlnifitUl, III, Dkau
Silt: Hy to-morrow's express I send you u
small chest that should from Its historical asso
ciation bo now tlio property of tho State of
Illinois; and you belnu tho Stato Trensurer, nnd
from this tho homo county of the tlrst treasurer,
It Is most meet umt proper, I bullovo, to offer It
to tho State at your hands.
This chest was tho treasure-bo of tho Ter
ritory of Illinois from ISti until Illinois was ad
mitted into tho Union, and then it lilted the
same purp so for tho now Stato fornhout ono
yenr. Your early predecessor, tho Hon. John
Thomas, was, as you aro well aware, tho Ter
ritorial Treasurer by appointment, and was
afterward electod as tho llrst Stalo Treasurer,
and he used this chost us the depository for the
puJillo moneys whilo la his hands durlns tho
llmo ho was In olllce. Tho Kemillinness ot this
relic Is welt authenticated by evidences that
roue is wen uuiliontlr
lmvo boon 1,1 '
,amlly for sl,von,y yoai
, " a, "u",'1 01,1
rho possession of tho writer's
fashlnnod, modest little
k0l""K w 'v. ami no doubt
,,m,1 e,,ol,h ,or ",0 'la it then as
a r0Cl,,ae,l0 ror ,ll0 stllU,.s mJ A
panson of It with the Stato treauro vaults of to.
day will show On ono wayi tlio wonderful
Krowth In wealth nnd Importance of tho com
monwealth In a tlmo within tho memory of
many yet living.
If you will permit nei, I will iuU of you tho
servtre of prosenttiitf It lo the Suits, hoping
It will le accept idle us a remlnUconoa of early
llmo In the treasurer's olllce and prove ol
mn interest iuiiouk tho memorials in tho
Stato liouo. khould It lo placed thoro. I re
main, wlih high retire, your friend and fellow
townsman, Junius II Thomas."
This modest box presents, by con
trast with the vault in which It is
stored, contnlnln,'? its $:.000,000 or ft..
000.000 of State funds, besides valuable
documents, u striking illustration of
trio growth of Illinois in population and
wealth during the seventy years that
have elapsed since the time it wus
used. It will probo one of the most
intonating uiomontoos in tho Stato
capital, intimately identified as it i
with anrly Suite history. Springfield
(P.! ) Journal.