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f HE WPER DES MQINm AMONA< IOWA. WlMESDAY, JULY 1 -LGONA, IOWA Tlifc editor of the Voice flung a shaft of ..satire at "the gnat and camel conscience" of a contemporary, but it came out in jprint "great and carnal conscience," •which was even worse than the indignant •editor designed. Harrisn Ludinglon, the ex-governor of Wisconsin who has just died in Milwaukee, commenced his career at that point in 1838 as the immediate business successor of Solomon Juneau, Milwaukee's first •settler. *fl|bo lives of these two men cover ithe wholS|}story of the northwest. Tun BummqjfeHgtoni in Germany is to take a noon rcKSKjof two hours, a half hour being dovoTo^po lunch, an hour to napping and a half hour to getting back to work. Not a bud program by any mrn- ner of mount) cRpccically during such \weather as the past few days. •lowA is receiving her share of tho con- •fltantly arriving immigrants. During the year ending May 1, 1891, about 5,000 people, or 1,U'2 families to bo exact, settled along one line of railway in the northern part of tho state, Tho western forming lands arc still tho objective point of many ,of the nowcomcrH, it appears. "NoT long ogDiicunning Yankee invented •n kind of writing ink that would gradually fadd from the page as old lovosccnes fade from tho memory. It ought to rise to great popularity among rich old men, who liavo a failure for penning amatory epistles to Kinnrt damsels. Baby Bunting, tor example, would never have won an enduring nnrno on the pages of notoriety if: ho had only had tho foresight to use the evanescent ink. It w.'ll bo a groat boon for giddy old jnys. THE census of Ireland shows that 8,549, 840 persons returned themselves as Roman Oatholiss, or 10.4 per cent, lesn than tho number for 1881; 000,280 are returned as Protestant Episcopalians, a decrease of 0.2 per cent., and 446,687 an Presbyterians, a •decrease of 6.1 por cent. There are 55,285 Methodists, an increase of 13.1 por cent., leaving 54,154 in minor classifications or ^unaccounted for. Tho aggregate decrease •of population is 9.1 percent. COOT.,. The hot weather is now hero and people •should hoed the fact. For tho next two months cnre is necessary to avert the evils that lurk in a high temperature. While it is cool in tho northwest in comparison •with the conditions prevailing in tho south •and southeast, a torrid wave occasionally paHses over us that is alike dangerous to life and health. It docs net do to trille with nature, niul there should bo a strict avoidance of all excitement us well as an abandonment to as great an extent as possible of all arduous pbysi cal duties during Ihn continuance of the torrid pciiods. Ice water, ice •cream and ices generally should bo used sparingly when a person is very warm. Tho stomach is perhaps better oil without thorn entirely; but of course far the grmitest hauu from their enjoyment comes whtn thn blood courses through tho body the fastest as a result of boated conditions. Some people bavo acquired tho blessed privilege of being philosophical in warm •weather. They face tho hot, Hweltering morning serenely, dress comfortably, oat •sparingly, drink 111010 sparingly than they eat, and go about their business with •deliberate care. They never fume or fret; never fuss and wall/ around and thus strike a temperature ton or twenty do- jsjreos above tho thermometer, and they set aside for a cooler season all oppressive labois that can bo postponed, Their philosophy renders life tolerable, and relieves tho hot weather of half its terrors. Of course, ihoro are tuiny persons who must expose themselves to tho heat even •when it is tho most intense. Laborers, builders and others whoso occupations must bo conducted under the blazing sun, can greatly mitigate the serious effects of excessive bout by temperance in all things — in labor, in drink, in food, and above nil temperance in temper. Roofers and others working on buildings should avoii work if possible in severe hot spells. If they must work they should protect their heads by damp cloths or a fresh cabbage leaf, on tho bead unclor tho hat, and they should at onoo stop work when they feel dizziness or nausea at tho stomach, for they arc danger signals that all should respect. It baa been estimated by competent authority that at least two-thirds of all the serious sutt'ei ing from hot spoils comes. from people fooling with tho heat. In tropical climes, where our hottest spoil vwouli bo temperate summer weather, the •people suffer less from heat than do the people of our generally comfortable cli- viiato. They never fool with the heat: they adjust themselves to it; they rogu iuto their ilict, drink, apparel and exorcise to the situation; they shut themselves up in tho heat of the day ami .".ijoy the mornings ami evenings, which are devolot to labor or ploamro. Hut here, where excessive heat is the excoption, we suft'ei needlessly, fouliubly simply brcuuso wi persistently fool with the head am aggravate its remits. A valuable lessoi for warm weather might be learned by lit in tho indolent tropics. Hat if tho weatbe: is too hot oven to leurn, let's do tho nex best thing inul keep— cool, THE LITEST IWS. G-ENBRAL NOTES. HOTIACK BOIES has been renominated for governor of Iowa. •1MB clearings of the Chicago banks for the past week were $86,355,267. REV. D. D. WII.MAMB', of Chicago, baa been elected president of Yankton (S. D.) college. TJTR Capital Insurance company, of Topeka, Kan., has been placed in the hands }f a receiver. TUB inventor of nitro glycerine. Prof. 3eo. M. Mowbsy, died at North Adams, Muss. Brsiroi 1 PIERCE, of the Nazareth Methodist Episcopal church died at Catnden, N. J. A DECIIEE of foreclosure has been en- ured in Indiana, against the old Indianapolis, Dextor & Western railroad to sat- sfy a mortgage of $1,800,000. THJUCIS solid trains of bullion were on Tuesday shipped from thn City of Mexico ;o Newark, N. J., smelting works. THE steamer Fuerst Bismarck, whish sailed from Now York June 15th made the : astent eastern trip recorded. Two HUNDRED and fifty-four students were grad mi ted from the different depart- ncnlH of the northwestern university at lilvanston on Thursday. SENATOII FAUWELI/B scheme of cxplod- ^ng balloons wns tried near Washington Wednesday—successfully, so far as the explosion went, but no rain fell. MOUMON leaders declare that their church has gone out of politics and that ;ho members will hereafter act with the ,wo national parties. COL. JOHN B. WKMBII, superintendent of immigration at New York, has been up- lointcd chairman of the immigration coin- niltce that is going to Europe. A PiTTsnuno, Mass., school ma'am has caused a stir by refusing to allow a boy to tttend school in knickerbockers with bare egs mil] feet. She considered it indelicate. Two men in Clyde, Mich., have been laying taxes on the same piece of land for /he past seven years. Tbe wrong man is now trying to find out how to get his noney back. IT has been discovered that valuable upers belonging to the achives of the ilato of Now York have been obstructed Tom the ollice of the secretary of state. L'he full extent of the Josses are not yet cnown. Ex-TiiKABumou BAHDSLEY'H stealings it Philadelphia now foot up over $2,000, )00, it having been discovered that ho ooted $400,000 from the school fund. THE controller of the currency has uthorizud the First National bunk of uilispel, Mass., to begin business with a japital of $50,000. AT Denver, Col., George Haswell beanie a maniac on learning that the world's fair commissioners had accepted lis proposition to issue souvenir medals at be world's fair. FOREIGN. AT Berlin Gen. von Schellendors, for- norly minister of war, died Tuesday. THIS London banking house of Murietta >; Co., which lias been in financial traigl'ts, has made arrangements so that t will continue in business. FOKKICIN Minister Ribot bns limited "Vance's action in tho case of Rigand, the frenchman recently ki.'lnd in Hayti, to a lenmnil Unit Hayti pay idemnity to ligand'H family. A Swiss passenger throws his child in- o tho Atlantic from tho deck of the La Irelagne. A BATTLE between Chilian insurgents ind workmen on the Sabosguarno islands mlminai.cd in the death of fifty insurg- ints. THE disease known as "pink eye" is rery prevalent among the army horses at York nni 1 other places. MUIUKTTE & Co.. of London, have ar- 'angod their affairs so they will not be :ompelled to go into liquidation. A LONDON dispatch says the friends of ilr. Gladstone are alarmed at tho state of lis health. A BUITIBH forco of native police near sierra Lcona have met with a defeat at he bunds of the natives. A TKiuuni.H thunder storm passed over ho town of Jugerndorf, Silesia, Thursday, 'hreo villages were set on fire by light- ling and throe men and a number of uttlo killed. IT is reported that Hukki Pasha, the Turkish governor of the province of Ye- non, with all his stuff, has been massacred jy the insurgent Arabs. THK employes of tho Paris Omnibus :ompuny Inivo passed n vote of thanks to James Gordon Bennett for his donation of 20,000 francs to tho lalo strike fund. THK Paris Stoelo of Saturday claims to luivo information that tho cabinet B of the various European powers iiro discussing tho expediency of united notion against President Ilippolyto of Hayti, with the object of restoring order in that republic. TIIK British steamship Clad was wreck- nil Tuesday off the French coast, and the third engineer and a fireman wore drowned. The remainder of the crow have roacbc'd Havre. THK German government is considering tho question of abandoning tho German possessions 111 Now Guinea and tho Bismarck archipelago, as those colonies show no sign of becoming profitable. A VIENNA dispatch says lhat a very bitter feeling exists in Hungary over the government proposal to abolish the 'elec tion by tho people of the , chief oilicials o: each county and to make all such officials appointive by the government. MONDAY at Batonya, a town of Hun gury, a crowd of field laborers, incited bj socialist agitators, made an attack upon tho town hall. Had it not been for the .lutermincil resistance offered a small forco of policemen the mob would probablj have wrecked the building. The officers killed four of tho mob and wounded seven others. SEVEKAL person* werejkilled and much property destroyed by Ibe 6lqnd bursts in northwestern Iowa, Tuesday'; AT ANTON, 111.* Frank, the infant' son of E. Johnson, was fatally burned by eating concenterated lye. 8. JOHNSON, who fell from a mast white he was scraping on the steamer S.G.Moore, at Chicago, last week, died at the county hospital Monday. A WHKCK on the Nickel Plate line near Dover, 0., resulted in the death of one man and the serious injury of thirty other passengers. HAMILMON SPENCEU, the venerable Bloomington lawyer who was struck by a grip car at LaSalle and Madison streets, Chicago, on Tuesday, died at the county hospital ON Friday evening, Will Fahy, of Vernon township, Iowa, had his house and contents entirely consumdd by fire. The lite started around the chimney while his wife was cleaning in the cellar. AT New York Frederic Brokaw, son of Isaac Brokaw o. the firm of Brokaw Bros., WHS drowned at Long Branch Wednesday while trying to rescue a girl who was caught in tlfi< undertow. The girl also was drowned. AT Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the baby carriage factory of the Chapman Rood and Rattan company was entiiely destroyed by fire, causing a loss of '$40,000 with partial insurance. Spontaneous combustion caused tho fire. Henry ;Veley, the fheman, was seriously injured'by the explosion. AT Dubuque, Iowa, John Dunhouse, a bouse mover, on Friday cut the wires of the fire alarm system, by which a loss of §1,200 falls on the city by tho burning out of the signal repeater, coils, arresters, etc. Goo. Osborn, an electrician, was severely shocked and burned in handling the wires. CRIME. A aniL 13 years old, of St. Paul has been found in tho woods strangled to death. A DETECTIVE attempted to arrest a man at Spring Lake, N. J., whom he says was Gildon W. Marsh, and was probably fatally injured. AN unknown woman, supposed to be insane, jumped into the lake at Washburn, Minn. She was pulled out by an ilevator inspector. AT Fosterville, Tenn., Jim Holden and a,n unknown nogro quarreled over a gamo of cards. Holden \yas fatally stabbed, but shot and killed his antagonist. WILLIAM JACKSON, a burglar, tried be- Fore Jucige Baker of Chicago, under the nabitual criminal act has been sentenced .0 life imprisonment. J. AIITIIUII STAFFOHD, |;known on tho stage us Jack Arthur, charged with the theft of $1,000 at Columbus, Ohio, was on Wednesday morning turned over to Columbus officers at New York. PHOF. AMANDON of Drury college nt Springfield, Mo., has absconded after securing endorsements for about SI 300 by iis fellow professors. Nearly every niein- _>er of tho faculty ha'sbeengvictimi/.ed. ONE of tke foremost men of western Kansas, Colonel N. S. Wood, was shot^at liugoton Tuesday by James Brennan. The shooting was the result of the county seat war between Hugoton and Woodsclale. ANTON KAHL, an old and trusted dis- jursing officer of the government survey, ias been arrested for embezzling $3,600 of be government funds. He confessed bis guilt. MHS. BAIUUKA WEIDEMAN, the handsome young widow of the Chicago tobacconist, is under arrest on the charge of laving poisoned her husband, who died n May last with all the symptoms of irsenical poisoning. AT a baseball game Monday, at Bowing, Inn., Frank Burton, a bystander, found Fault with the decisions of ths umpire, uul finally fought with him, getting tho vorst of it. Lnter while Umpire House vas busy watching the game Burton stole ip behind him and foiled him with n bat nflicting fatal injuries. ; THE prisoners at a convict camp, twelve niles from Chattanooga, Tenn., attempted ,o escape Monday morning, and in the nelee that followed two guards and two convicts were killed. J. MOST, the anarchist, was taken to ihe penitentiary ou Blackwell's Island, New York, Saturday, to serve out bis sen- ;enca of one year. AT Chicago a saloonkeeper namod Pocbo- ta, was assaulted and robbed in his place of business on West Eighteenth street, Friday night. T. TiiEjciOw of the steam barge Jane Cook, became intoxicated at Amhurstburg, Out,, and in a fight in I ho hold six oE the sailor were badly hurt. 'Two indictments for forgery have been returned against Emory H. Merriam, well known Asheville, N. C. lawyer. Drink brought him to bis present condition. Ht is a brother of the chief justice ot tho state supremo court. WASHINGTON. DiNU yesterday sold to Harvey Fisk , of New York, the entire issuo RUSSIA'S BABY FARM. This KemarkaWo Institution was Founded by the Great Catn'arine IIj in Moscow. A Description of the Place as It Exists To-day Under the Present Czar. Almost a Thousand Infants Cared for by Half "as Many Wet Nurses. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. A DANVEUS, Mass., hor?o tipped a death. bee hive over anil was stung to de A SLIGHT earthquake shock was felt tit Charleston, S. C., at 11:27 Monday niglit. THK Beaver Company's oil refinery, near Washington. Pa., was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning. Loss, $60,000. AT Jefferson, Tevus, fire destroyed a business block, causing a loss of §75,000, on which there is f!35,000 insurance. THE acting secretary of the treasurj has directed that honorably discharged soldiers and sailors bo given a credit of jive points in ii(l examinations for promotion in the teoasury department under civil service rules. TiiOMrsoN, chief special agent of th census bureau in the department of manufactures atPbiledt-lpbia was removed bj order of Superintendent Porter. State ments of Thompson reflecting on the department are the cause. ACTING SKCUETAKY OF THE TUEASUIU Si'A Sons, District of Columbia 3% per cent, bonds $2,400,000— at $100,530.01 for each $100 bond. ASSISTANT SECUKTAMY NETTLETON, o the treasury department, has instructei Col. Weber, superintendent of immigra tion at New York, to proceed to Europe for duty as chairman ot the foreign immigration cojiinission. _ In the Nmne of the Prophet, figit cry tha vendors of the fruit In Constantinople. Certainly » "great cry orer a little wool.' Scarcely lass foolish Is th« practlc* of those who Ay to Tlolont physlctug for coetlreneus. The; 'lose thenuelYe* violently, weaken theli bowels by BO doing, and dlaabl* them from acting regularly, eo that, verily, the lait condition of »ucb people la woree than the dm. IlObU-ttor'u Stomach Bitters It the eafeaml effective nuMidite for «uch vast expedients. Bui no, lot u» not call them expediuuti, for It 1« by uo means expedient to nee them. What l» ueoilod U a gentle but thorough luxatlre, which not only luuuret action of tho bowels without palu or weakening effects, which al«o promotes a healthy tecreliou and flow of the bile lulo Hu urupur channel. l)y»peuat«, debility, kidney com- plaluti, rheumatism ami malaria give iu to (U« BitU'ri, One of the many remarkable institutions that are to be found in Russia is the big foundling Hospital of Moscow. The huge barrack-like structure, the largest building in the old capital, its regiment _of wet nurses and many hundreds of Bulling infants make a vivid impression on the mind. In the first room of the recovering department were about thirty raw young peasant women just in from the country. They were candidates for the position of wet nurse, waiting to be examined by t the doctor. They stood in a row like soldiers and bowed respectfully and simultaneously to the matron and her visitors as we entered. Some looked very young as applicants for such a position. The next room was the receiving room. A female clerk sat at a desk booking the numbers, sex and description of the infants as they were brought in. Another woman was just putting a baby in the brass scuttle of a pair of scales to weigh it. It had been brought in by a soldier, who stated that his_ w fe was ill and couldn't take care of it. After weighing ;he infant they tied a numbered tag around its neck and gave a duplicate tag to the soldier. The only question asked concerning infants are whether they were or were not born in wedlock, and whether or not they had been baptized. From the receiving room the infant Drought, in by the soldier was passed to the mth room, where it received the benefits of warm water and soap. Here were wet mrses, who had been passed by the doctor, md taken the regulation bath required of all new-coiners, and had clonned the dress of the institution, the conspicuous feature being caps of blue, trreen or red, says Thomas Stevens in the New York Workl. After the bath the in- iint was assigned to-one of these nurses, who immediately walked off with it to the summer bill-racks. Adjoining the bath room is the baptis- nal room, containing a priest, a gorgeous con and a font. Here all infants who i.ive not been baptized outside are immediately converted into orthodox lussians before being passed on to the larracks. They received fifty, sixty, seventy and ioinetimes as many as eighty infants n a day. Last year they admitted 18,479 nfants. Tbe babies are kept in tbe hospital ibout six weeks, then sent out into the vil- es to be nursed. There are at present 347 infants on the premises, and 545 wet mrses. After being received and kept in he hospital six weeks the babies are pro- 'icled with numbered tag and passport, ind passed on, as stated above, to nurses n distant villages, where they are nur- urecl at tbe expense of the institution till bey are four or five years oLl. At any time, either before or after the expiration of the term in the hospital, the nother, or whoever brought the infant, nay reclaim it by means of the duolicate g. Hy tbe time they have Jseen five sum- uers many of the youngsters are adopted n the villages to which they have been issigned. The others are returned to the nstitution, where they are educated, boys ind girls together, till they reach the age )f nine or ten. They are theu separated. The boys are sent to the government felt slmr schools, where they are taught the art of assisting army surgeons to saw off soldiers' legs and arms—army hospital assistants—and the girls are fitted out with clothes and assisted into places as housemaids and cooks. Ta tbe end of their lives—at nil events their unmarried lives — the girls are considered wards of tho government, and so long as they can prove good conduct may always return to the hospital temporarily when out of a situation. We are conducted into tho grounds and the summer barracks. Here were broad, well-kept grounds, laid off into squares and shady avenues of big fine elms. The day wa^ so't and balmy, an ideal summer day, and tho nurses anc their fiiuall charges were all outdoors Strung along the avenues under tbe shade of the spreading elms were hundreds o; little iron cribs, built light, so that a nurse would be {able to carry "cradle, babj and all," in and out of the barracks Each crib was broad enough to accom module two infanta, and in charge of each crib was a nurse, foster-mother to the occupants, Most of the nurses as will be understood by the figures given, were re quired t,o nurse two babies—an easy tax or thorn, judging from appearances. Each nurse carries a passport and f paper that goes with tho crib and the in funts that are given into her charge. These precautions are necessary to prevent the stream of human atoms ever passing through the hospital from getting hope lessly mixed ana their individual identity lost forever. The nurses are fed on black bread, cab bage, soup, buckwheat and millet grue and kwass. _They are also allowed sraal indulgences in weak tea, without which any Russian woman or man, would think themselves ill u^ed. Nurses tojwhom veri weakly infants are assigned are allowec more nourishing food, such as meat, potatoes, beer, etc. The most interesting of the barracks was that one devoted to weakly infants and those who had ventured into the work ahead of their time. This is known as the hospital of warm barracks. Even on thii summer day it was heated by artificia means. Besides the row of cribs it contained several incubators for the reception of the aforesaid venturesome you people. Tht infants in this barricks were a truly pitiful assortment. A now-born babe is not a beautiful object to gux.e upon, ami there was something positive uncanny, at least to a man, in the appearance of the.se tiny creatures, callow looking as young birds who liavo ventured inlo tho big world KO young and so Mnall us lo scarcely seem like humans. These midgd.s mostly swathed in linen bandag'-s, so that nothing was visible but tho head. They looked like tightly-rolled young n»uinmies. — ~ 7^7^ '..••; . \ . • THe nurses picked them up with ohe bandj asbne might pick up a rag doIU< and rteio, them in a curiously matter of-fa'ct way. Some of them seemed scarcely alive. Ohe nurse picked up a pair of them from the crip that belonged to her, one in each hand and held them up to us for inspection as a dealer would hold up a pair of images. One of them moved its mouth a little, but the other seemed to be dead. The nurse said it wai alive, however, and would most likely pull through. % This remarkable institution was founded by Catharine II., and is supported by the revenues derived from a tax on playing cards, which has been assigned for the purpose. It is supposed to do ten times more harm to the country than good and it has been facetiously dubbed the "Institution for the Promotion of Illegitimate Children." The wet nurses and foster-mothers are paid a salary of three roubles a month in the; villages until the children are five years old. Young mothers send their babies to the asylum, then offer themselves as wet nurses. Having taken notice_ of some slight birthmark or her distinguishing feature of the offspring before sending it, she manages, as a paid nurse, to find her own child. Eventually she returns home, bearing in triumph her own infant, for which she now receives pay as a government foster-mother. SHE NEVEtt FELT IT. How » Young M an's Bewilderment Won Relieved by, His Hurried Sister. The Chicago Tribune tells of a young man .who brought a puzzle to his married sister for her to help him elucidate it. "Say, Nell!" said he. "What kind of a girl is that Smith girl, anyhow^" ''Why?" sagely answered his sister. 'I took her to the theater last night, and when the lights' went down—you enow she's got such dear little hands—I jot hold of one of them, and squeezed it. "And she snatched her hand away and said you ought to be ashamed of your self*" "Not much!" "She didn't return the gentle pressure?" "No, she didn't." "What did she do?" "Nothing; didn't seem to know her land had been squeezed." "Then what?" _ . "1 tried it again later on. Same thing. '. tried it a third time. Same thing. Then 1 ^avo it up. Now. what sort of a girl is that?" I thought girls usually did one thing or the other." "So they do when they know what's ;oing on. She didn't feel yoursaaoeze." "But I squeezed hard the third time." "That doesn't make any difference." "Well, what's the matter with the 'ir 1 r ' "Why, nothing. She's all light; it's ler gloves. You see she's got a big hand —:6J^—and wears a 5J^ gloves. I've seen icr buy them. When she gets them on ;he palms reach up to the second joints of ler fingers. Her band is jammed together worse than a Ciiinese lady's foot, and ;hetops are as tight around the wrist as a vise. The blood can't circulate, and after she's had them on half an hour you could stick pins into her hands and she wouldn't enow it. If you must squeeze hands. Tommy, try it OIL a wooden Indian; you'J] get more response," "But doesn't it hurt?" "Hurt? It's torture. But then it makes the frosb young men think she's got such 'dear little hands,' Tommy." A. XEW KIND OP CLOVER. Introduction of an ItalianA r ariety of Grea Promise Into This Country. A new kind of clover growing on the farm of John Wilson in a Philadelphia suburb is the object of much local interest. An account of it ip thus given by the Times of that city: The seed from, which this unique and beautiful clover is growr came from tbe southern part of Italy, anc has hitherto been unknown in this country and was planted by Mr. Wilson as an experiment. The experiment has proved t( be a complete success, and it is anticipated that tho Italian clover will ere long com pletely revolutionize the system of raising cloverfields in this country, and that Italian clover will become the rage among clover growers. The great peculiarity of this new clover is its graceful shape and very rich color It is not globular in form like ordinary but the flower is elongated in shape, anc tapers to a point something like an ear 01 wheat, while the color, when the clover is at its best, is a deep and brilliant red, anc when the entire field in covered with these rich-looking flowers tbe effect is beautiful for tho Italian clover grows very close anc the stalks are longer than ordinary clover and if the leaves were taken away anc nothing seen but the flower, a field of Ital ian clover would look as though it had- i carpet of bright vermillion. 'In addition to its far greater beauty, the Italian clov er grows much faster than ordinary clover and the great peculiarity is the fact tha the clover goes to seed at the first planting while the clover now in use does not run to seed until tbe second crop. The new clover grows with such rapidity that Mr Wilson was surprised after first planting the seed to see a small field of beautifu clover so soon afterwards, The raising of the new clover by Mi- Wilson wasjan accidental experiment. PL happened to enter a market-street ston one day when a package of clover peed wa handed him, which bad been sent to tbe store by some unknown parties and Mr Wilson was asked to try it and see if i was any good. He planted a little of and that might, be called the introduction of tho Italian clover in this country. Th new clover attracts so much atten tion from those interested, that partie drive down in carriaees to Mr. Wilson" farm from ah around Philadelphia to ex amine it and it has even been found neces sary to guard the spot where the Italian clover grows. PRACTICAL MEN NEEDED. Men of Energy and Integrity Who Know the Ins unil Outs of Business. The great demand to-day is for practica men—men who know the ins and outs o\ the various departments of business iu which they 'ire engaged. The Atlanta Constitution puts it thus pointedly: The day has gone by when gentlemen of shattered fortunes are selected for positions of lucrativeness and influence when by education and experience they are not fitted for tho duties of their positions. Tho time has come when tbe young man of " workshop and the young man of the lege stand the same show—all other things being equal. Each may rise to prominence and attain prosperity as his talents warrant or suggest such promotion. "So. briety, honesty, energy and a conscientous idea of duty and its exeuction are the pil- )••>** that support the mansion of success." the col- MAKING NEW MOM Secretary Foster Reports oil the Laws Regarding the Coinage of Silver. A Largo Amount of Trade Dollar Bullion Will Soon be Recoined. Fractional Pieces Will Also be Struck to Meet a Great Demand* WASHINGTON, June 26.—After the cabinet meeting today Secretary Foster made a statement in regard to to the silver question. After a fulUnd careful consideration of the law relating to the coinage of silver, Secretary Foster finds that the act of March 3, requires "that the secretary of the treasury shall as soon as practicable coin trade dollar bars into silver dollars." He also finds that $150,000 has been appropriated for the re-coinage of subsidiary silver_ coin into such denominateds as will best serve to give it circulation. There is a constant demand for small coins, principally dimes, which the mints have not been able tj supply. The secretary of the treasury has decided that his first duty in the matter is to obey the direction of congress. Congress has ordered the coinage of trade dollar bars into standard silver dollars. The coinage of trade dollar bars in this manner, will transform what cost $5,087,795 into $5,155.28 worth of standard dollars. The secretary finds it will require perhaps Four months to perform the work of coining trade dollar _ bars into standard dollars and recoining subsidiary silver. .I'herefoi e the question of the continued coinaere of silver dollars is not a practical one at present. Tha trade dollar bullion which is to be coined _ into silver standard dollars is stored in the mints at Philadelphia and New Orleans. It results from the melting .nto bars of trade dollars redeemed at ••heir face value under the act of March 3, 1887. Total number redeemed was $7,860936; portion of which has already jeen coined into subsidiary coin. The act of March 3,1891, provided, however, that ;he balance should be coined into standard silver dollars only. The amount stoeed at Philadelphia is 1.385,425 fine ounces, and the amount now stored a,t New Orleans is 3,038,876 ;fine ounces. Ibis will make in all about $5,148,281 in standard silver dollar,, a net profit above its cost of over $600,000. A Jorge amount of subsidary silver and mint coins will have to be recoined at Philadelphia during the same period. The demand for dimes is greatest and these coins will be supplied first. By the law the coinage of minor coins— one cent and five cent pieces—is confined to the mint at Philadelphia. This coinage has been very heavy for several years past. During the last three years the coinage has been very heavy, that of 5 cent pieces amoanting to $2,093,161 and of one cent pieces $1,395,364. This hns all been absorbed by the public and there is every indication that the demand for these coins will continue large for months to come and add much to the work at the Philadelphia mint. Coinage at the mints at San Francisco and Carson City after July 1 will be confined to gold pieces and such re-coinage of subsidiary silver coins as may be required on the Pacific coast. PACTS ABOUT WAVES. Home Figures Regarding the Height of Water Mountains. It is not uncommon in prose works to read of mountain waves. Exact measurements seldom confirm first impressions. Scorsby found that forty feet was the height from trough to crest of the largest waves measured by him in the north Atr lantio and in a cyclonic storm when bound for Australia in the Royal Charter. This has_long been accepted as the extreme limit of wave height. Captain Kiddle, a well known and experienced navigator has, however, encountered waves at sea which were seventy feet high. The late admiral Fitzroy had previously observed waves as high; and some observations made at Ascension in 1836 suppoit these authorities, In 184.4 her majesty's ship Inconstant was scudding with her stern upon the crest and her bow in the depression between two successive waves, and the wave ahead was observed exactly level with her fore-topsail yard, just peventy- sfiven feet above the water line. On the 27th of July, 1888, the Cunarder Umbria was struck by a wave not less than fifty feet high, which did much damage. Two days before the Wilson liner Martello had a similar experience; an enormous solitary wave struck her, completely submerging the decks. The Martella was much small- and more deeply ladened than the queenly. Umbria. No connection could be traced between these waves, which were referred to in the detail tidal wave, although of altogether different origin. In October, 1881, the Italian bark, Bosina, had all hands except one man who was ill in his bunk, swept off her decks by a \vave which broke on board as they were shortening sail during a heavy squall in mid-Atlantic. The British bark Undine had one watch washed overboard and her captain killed under similar circumstances. It is said that the masssve bell of the British Rock was wrenched from its fastenings by momentum of driving seas in a gale of wind, and the gallery containing it thickly strewn with sand, although 100 feet gabove high-water mark.Jj Scornby gave 600 feet as the maxium length of sea waves, but there are many longer. Mr. Douglas, when building light-houses on the coast of Cornwell noticed "waves 1,300 feet long from crest to crest. Mr. Bashful: ''I do love Boston .bread, you know." Miss Wating (seizing her chance); "Now, do you, I am Boston bred." Master DeWilbce Rich: "Nurse! who was zat lady wiv ne dog, zat tissed me lus' now?" Nurse: "Why, dear, that was your namina!" , • . , . Mrs. T. Youngwife (sobbing): '' Y-you are so ungrateful. Didn't I bake ypu hree cakes last week, and what have you done for me?" , Thomas: "Didn't I eat them ? V (VI-

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