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Successful Experiment With
Seeds of a Roumanian Variety.
LIKE GRAPEFRUIT IN SIZE
Agricultural Department Makes Grati
fying Tests With Watermelon Seeds
Sent by Former Minister H. G.
Knowles Meat Yellow and Red De
licious In Flavor.
In its efforts to introduce into the
United States the best grain, vegeta
bles and fruits of foreign countries the
agricultural department has never been
more interested in its experiments
along that line than it now is in a
This particular variety of melon was
found by Horace G. Knowles, late
American minister to Rouinania, grow
ing in the foothills of the Carpathian
mountains in Rou mania. The melons
have a very thin skin, and the meat,
which is less fibrous than our native
melons, in color is both yellow and
red, and the flavor is exceedingly de
licious. Besides its matchless flavor, it
has another distinctive feature in its
size, which is about that of a grape
fruit. It occurred to Minister Knowles that
a watermelon of that size just enough
for one person would find great favor
In the United States. It seemed to
him that it would be just the thing
to serve in hotels, restaurants, clubs
and on dining cars. They could be
kept on ice, and a whole melon could
be served as one portion.
Seeing the possible demand for such
a melon in the United States. Minister
-Knowles obtained a large quantity of
the seed and sent them through the
.-state department to the department of
Under the supervision of David
IFairchild of the bureau of plant intro-
duction of the agricultural department,
who has achieved a wide reputation
for the discovery and successful intro-
duction in the United States of many
valuable foreign fruits and vegetables,
the melon seed were distributed last
year to a number of experimental sta-
I The reports on the result of the ex
periments were most satisfactory and
proved that the melons can be grown j
'successfully in nearly every section of j
the United States. A report from J
Massachusetts states that the melons
"'have a most delicious flavor and pre
sent the flattering difficulty of find-
. ing any one person who will be satis
fied with only one of the melons." The
department, through Mr. Fairchild, is
planning to grow a large quantity of
the melons this year. and. their merit
being known to the managers of large
hotels in Philadelphia and New York,
the4 entire crop this year has been
bought for those hostelries. the price
-- agreed on being three times that of
the prevailing price of the native
Minister Knowles has suggested to
the agricultural department that the
new melon be named Princess Marie,
In honor of the beautiful crown prin
cess of Roumania, whose guest be was
when he found the melons. As it Is
not Improbable that this dainty, de
licious melon may soon become as
popular as the Rocky Ford cantaloupe,
the tribute of our representative in the
selection of that name will be appre
ciated both by the beautiful princess
and the country in which she is so
It is said that the successful cultiva
tion in the United States of this melon
Is assured, and experts say that it will
be worth millions of dollars to our
country. The agricultural department
has already expressed its appreciation
to Minister Knowles for his thought
fulness and invaluable donation to the
fruitage of the United States. Wash
lOWAN'S WORLD TOUR.
Rich Farmer Will Go In Byways to
Study Common Folk at Close Range.
Among the passengers who recently
sailed from New York upon the steam
ship General Grant was an Iowa farm
er, H. H. Paup. who lives one mile
west of Shenandoah, la. He expects
to be absent from a year to eighteen
months in a tour of the world.
, Mr. Paup will not follow the beaten
paths, but instead will go into the by
ways, for be wants to see and study
the common people at work . and in
their homes, having long had a desire
to compare their mode of life with that
of living in America. Mr. Paup is a
bachelor, forty years old and prosper
ous. Speaking of his greatest anticipa
tions on the trip. Mr. Paup says that
he has no desire to see the kings,
dukes and other nobility, but wants to
see the common people of the old
world and that he will get out into the
country in order to gratify this desire.
He wants to see how they farm, how
they care for and raise live stock, how
they slaughter their cattle and hogs
and how they do ordinary everyday
things. He will visit England. Ger
many, Ireland, Denmark. Norway,
Russia, Sweden, India, China. Wales.
Spain, Japan and the Philippine Is
lands. He expects to walk from Jeru
salem to Jericho and investigate the
mysteries of Rome and the Holy Land.
Not being pressed for time or cash
Mr. Paup will follow the dictates of
his fancy as the world is unfolded to
him and he is beckoned onward, and
some of his friends anticipate that he
will not return under two years, know
ing his propensity for investigation.
Mr. Paup says that he does not in
tend that the matter of securing knowl
edge shall be a one sided affair and in
order that he may return in kind has
made special preparations for impart
ing knowledge of the United States to
those who evince any interest in us
while he is engaged in extracting mat
ters of interest from those he comes
in contact with. The practical man
ner in which he went about preparing
for this part of his journey is shown
In a part of the contents of his travel
ing bags, which contain ears of corn,
samples of wheat, oats, rye and bar
ley, together with other products of
the Iowa farm and garden. These he
will exhibit to foreigners and in dem
onstrating the productiveness of the
soil of this state.
HER LUCKY MISTAKE.
NO CRACKERS IN THIS FOURTH
With Five Bands, Parade and Salutes
Cleveland Expects Sane Celebration.
The sane Fourth of July committee
is ready for its accidentless. fire
crackerless Fourth in Cleveland, O. It
is planned to make the parade a big
sane Fourth feature. The parade will
disband at the public square, where
school children will sing patriotic
Pageants depicting important events
in American history will be arranged
for, and national and patriotic organ
izations in uniform will be asked to
join in the parade. Four or five bands
in the public square will play the same
airs with one leader to direct all. At
the close of the singing the flag, raised
according to military regulations at
sunrise, will be sent up to the top of
Immediately following this a salute
of thirteen guns will be fired by the
military on the lake front.
TO BREED GULLS.
Experiment to Be Made at Bronx
Park, New York.
C. William Beebe, curator of orni
thology of the New York Zoological so
ciety, will make the experiment of
breeding herring gulls In Bronx park.
New York. There is a large colony of
these birds on the group known as
Four Brothers Islands, In Lake Cham
plain, the owner of which, Edward
Hatch, Jr., has given fifteen young
gulls to the society.
It was necessary to secure the per
mission of State Game Commissioner
Whipple before the birds could be
shipped, for the islands are maintain
ed by Mr. Hatch as a bird refuge,
with a warden in charge, but this per
mission has been obtained, and an in
teresting exhibit will be thereby added
to the attractions of the Bronx zoo.
Great Amphitheater For Chicago.
The largest convention hall in' Amer
.Ica is planned for Chicago, according
to Harlow N. Higinbotham, president
of the. World's Columbian exposition
of 1893. The building will be known
es the Amphitheater. . It will have a
seating capacity of 45.000. It will be
- elliptical and, with slight modifica
tions, a reproduction of the Flavian
amphitheater in Rome.
VOCAL SANDS AND STONES.
Prospector Discovers Strange Singing
Sands In California Mountains.
Singing sands and speaking stones
are reported by Henry Heinell to have
been discovered by him while on
prospecting trip in the Santa Monica
mountains, says a Los Angeles (Cai.)
dispatch. According to Heinell, these
"matins of the damned" are at times
not unlike the notes of a melodeon or
a pipe organ. Again they sound as if
a chime of bells were rung in the dls
tance. and lust after sunset or at
dawn of day the sound might be com
pared to the string of the harp.
Heinell ascribes the phenomena to
the presence of hollow grains of sand.
He says that when such sands were
stepped upon or rubbed together the
action was accompanied by the singing
Provision For Future of Babies.
"What right have we to save
baby's life." asked Dr. Henry B. Favill
at a recent luncheon in Chicago given
by the Illinois congress of mothers,
we don't provide for its future?
"We have no moral right," he con
tinued. "to get children up to adoles
cence and then neglect them. The ills
that beset them then are just as peril
ous as those which menace their early
days. In accomplishing one thing we
are not diminishing our own labor or
our subsequent care. It is the busi
ness of the commonwealth to take care
of children through their various
stages to maturity. The playground
problem is one for infancy, and when
it is accomplished others present them
Fund For Great Indian Statue.
The Trenton (N. J.i Red Men recent
ly voted affirmatively on the proposi
tion for the entire order to give 2 cents
a man as the first installment for the
mammoth statue of an American In
dian in bronze to be placed at the en
trance to New York harbor;' High offi
cials said it was certain the national
conclave would ratify this action that
500,000 men contribute.
Cherry Blossoms on a Rosebush.
A climbing rose vine on the property
of G. H. Stiefel at Fairview and Gard
ner avenues, in South Orange, N. J., is
bearing cherry blossoms. The rose
vines are clinging to the branches of
a cherry tree. The blossoms that have
matured have left knobs that look as
if they might turn out to be somewhat
like cherries. .
Hurrah For the Fourth.
Three rousing cheers for the glorious
From each Independence lover.
And three times three for the glorious
When 't will nearly all be over!
Kansas City Times.
by American Press Asso
Miss Buckingham took up two notes
and read them with a bored expression
on her beautiful and aristocratic coun
tenance. Then she threw them down
and on her crest stamped paper wrote
two replies. One was a declination to
proposal of marriage, the other an
invitation for a proposer to call. Inti
mating that he would be accepted. Ad
dressing two envelopes, one to Hamil
ton Gillis, No. East Forty-eighth
street: the other to George B. Hil liars.
Union club, city, she laid both notes
and envelopes on. the desk before her.
Then she darkened the room so that
she could not see any of them, mixed
them, took up one of the notes, put it
one of the envelopes, sealed and
stamped it, tore up the other note and
envelope, threw the pieces into a
wastebasket and sent the other to the
mail without looking at the address.
Her intention was to remain ignorant
of the man she had chosen till, he pre
This was a dangerous thing to do.
for the reason that Miss Buckingham
had a number of suitors, and she
wrote an illegible hand.
The next evening a card was handed
to her bearing the name of G. B. Hil-
lier. She glanced at it, gave a slight
shrug, fingered her back hair before a
glass and descended the stairs. On
entering the drawing room she found
very different man from either of
the two to whom she had written.
A great many things flashed through
her mind in an infinitely short space
of time. First, she bad written one of
the notes (evidently the one that had
been mailed) to George B. HU liars, and
it had fallen into the hands of Gusta-
vns B. Hillier. This was not remark
able, since both men belonged to the
same club. Second, how was she to
escape the results of her blunder? Mr.
Hillier was one of her many suitors, a
suitor she loved and by whom she had
supposed herself to have been jilted.
Her pride rebelled against admitting
that she had sent for him to eat hum
ble pie. and she did not wish him to
know that she had intended to accept
"Marian!" he said, advancing, but
stopped, repelled by her expression.
Marian." be began again, "what
does this mean? Have you led me to
believe that you had seen your glaring
injustice only to give me additional
pain?" ' ,
"How did you happen to to get"
"Your letter? I returned .today."
"No. no; I didn't knq,w you were
away. I mean What rtgnt nave you
to" She balked again.
"Marian!" he exclaimed.
"No, no; I didn't mean that"
There was a short pause, after which
he said. "When we parted last I told
you that I could not brook"
"Brook! It was I who could not
"You? The objectionable words were
spoken to me."
"What words? Why, In reference to
that note I wrote you to which yon
deigned no reply. I sent another ask
ing for thfr cause of your silence. Yon
replied that you would not address a
note to a man at his club because a
friend of yours had done so and her
note had been shown to others." ,
And do you mean to tell me that a
trivial thing like that caused you to
refrain from favoring me at the next
"A trivial thing like that!"
"Yes. Shouldn't I have profited by
my friend's experience?"
He stood looking at her In astonish
Then the next time," she added. "I
met you on the street you didn't speak
How could I when you walked by
me wltn your wunoui loosing ai
Judging from your . previous treat
ment of me, I supposed you Intended
to cut me."
"Did you expect me to bow to your
shadow? Could I speak to a girl who
would not even look at me?"
"You men are so"
There was a long silence, which was
broken by the man: "I believe you are
right I've been stupid. " There Is
something about the feminine makeup
that renders a woman oblivious to the
frightful imputations she casts upon a
man. You argued that, because some
contemptible cad had betrayed a con
fidence, under the same circumstances
an honorable man would do the same.'
Miss Buckingham was silent A
faint glimmer of the fallacy of the
syllogism began to dawn upon her.
I suppose I ought to apologize," she
said, "but I'm not going to do it after
the way you treated me."
"My apology would be In order after,
net before, yours."
"I prefer it should come first and
mine shouldn't come at all."
"If I will agree to do all the apolo
gizing will this nonsense that has been
so long between us be obliterated?"
"1 suppose so."
"And our former status 'will be renewed?"-
"If you promise not to do so any
"Very well, I apologize for both. But
what In the world did yon mean by
sending for" me with no idea of a
"1 didn't Not caring whom I mar
ried so long as you had treated me so
badly, I sent the note to George Hil
liars. You got it"
"Great heavens! What a close
shave!" ' ' -
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