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tJPJPJEM DEB MOIKm ALGONA IOWA, WHDNESBA* JUNE 14, 1899. California Pugilist Defeats the Veteran Fitzsimmons. FIGHT LASTS ELEVEN ROUNDS, Jeffries Displays Wonderful Skill and Agility, Combined with Tremendous Bitting towers—Kt-Champlon Admits Etc Was Fairly Beaten. New York, June 12.—James Jeffries, the gigantic Californian, Is champion heavy weight pugilist of the world. Friday night, in the arena of the Coney JIM JEFFRIES. Island Sporting club, this modern Hercules knocked out the hitherto incomparable Robert Fltzsimmons, whose Victories in the last several years have tnade him famous the world over. There was no fluke about this victory, for it was clean-cut and painfully 'decisive. Fltzsimmons was out-weighed and out-matched. Jeffries showed that While in physique he is the biggest and heaviest pugilist in the world today, he is one of the cleverest and one of the fastest. Fitzsimmons could get to his man as often as he liked, and when he did his great punches had little or ho effect. He landed on the jaw repeatedly, but failed to make the big fellow rock, and his ' famous solar- plexus blow was nothing when it landed. , Jeffries showed wonderful speed with his left hand. It was with this glove that he did most damage, un.til in the eleventh round he had Fitz going with It, and then put the right hand across. The last blow was the first that Jeff tried with this hand, and it did the trick. It landed flush upon the point of the jaw and knocked Fitzsimmons insensible to the floor. Up to the time of the knockout Jeffries did not cut his right hand loose at long range for the jaw. He watched out carefully for Fitz's hooks, and kept away with religious care. He simply took his time, and with this powerful left of his swinging constantly in the Cornishman's face, he slowly but surely battered Bob's countenance until it looked like a huge rosebud. '• Fitzsimmons showed beyond a doubt that he is one of the pluckiest fighters that ever got into a ring. Though BOB FITZSIMMONS. overmatched and hopelessly beaten in the tenth round, he refused to sit down in his corner during the minute rest, and came out for the last and fatal round ready to take his medicine, which he must have known was coming to him. i Fitzsimons forced the fighting from the start. He looked his man over and evidently thought he would win easily. Jeffries looked so big that Bob probably expected him to be as slow as a carthorse. Accordingly Fitz started to feint him and try to make him look a novice, with the result that he found out in a moment that Jeffries was a much cleverer pugilist than he had supposed. Jeffries fought with excellent judg- 'inent, keeping his head at all times, never losing his temper, and following out a line of work which he had mapped out before he had entered the ring. When he got down to real business he showed that his remarkable 'physique made it impossible for Fitz to seriously hurt him. He handled • Fttz easily, and whenever he got into a .clinch he pushed the former champion off as if he was a light-weight. \ Jeffries' left hand was faster than the average. He worked it so rapidly tiwes Fitz, who did not try to it off, was dazed. In the very beginning of the flght, when Fitz was pent to the floor, the crowd saw that 'Jeffries had power. Still, as the rounds '•went by, Fitzgimmons was expected to %et In one of his faipous blows, which Jjjad beaten so many noted fighters be- ore. One punch was looked for, but punch, while It may have been h.8,4 »o effect. FJ& bjecj profusely from the nose at an eirljr stage, but that nas nothing, as his nose had always been sensitive, but when he was staggering and reeling and tottering In the tenth, it was a hopeless task for hlfin, and everybody knew It. Jeffries had his left eye cut and bled considerably, but there never was a time In the fight when he was in serious trouble. Fitz worked at him like a demon In every found but the last two. He tried every known method of attack and landed repeatedly. He got both hands to the big fellow's body, but it was backed up with a protection of steel, which caused Fitz' blows to bound off as if his; gloves were made ot rubber. In short, Jeffries, while reasonably clever in defense, showed a wonderful amount of ability to take punishment without showing its effects. Experts who sat at the ringside admit Jeffries took blows from Fitz that would have beaten an ordinary heavyweight in quick order. This ability was what helped to beat Fitz, for when he found that he could not affe.c.t tlie giant with his punches, he began to tire from the efforts of his work. Jeffries was cautious to the end. There was just one period when he cut loose, but as soon as he found that Fitz was still dangerous, he let up. He fought the Cornishman at long range almost entirely, and when the end came he did not rush in close, but fired the left at Bob's head from a rather distant point, following with the right, which was a round-arm swing delivered at full length, squarely on the vital spot. It was an uneven match in more senses of the word than one. Weight told, and robbed Fitzsimmons of a well-earned title. Jeffries took his victory in a modest way. He is a big, good-natured fellow, and reminds one of Sullivan when he first came out. He Is a young man and has the good foturne to begisi by beating a champion. Jeffries is not a man who will shirk a fight in the future, and will meet anybody in the' world, he says, who may want to fight him for tho championship. Whether Fitzsimmons fights again or not is a question. The Cornishman was broken-hearted, and would scarcely answer a question put to him by his most intimate friends. He realized his mistake in tackling the big boilermaker, but blamed nobody and took his defeat like a man. Fitzsimmons was handled by Martin Julian, Dan Hickey, Yank Kenney and Jack Everhart. Jeffries was in the care of Billy Delaney, Jack Jeffries, his brother, Jim Daly and Tommy Ryan. Jeffries got a warm welcome when he came into view. He was the first to get stripped. His magnificent physique was looked at in wonderment. He was a giant and no mistake. He was taller, bigger, heavier and stronger looking in every way than Fitz. Fitz' legs looked very thin. His body from the waist up was a combination of bone and muscle that was marvelous. As they pulled on the gloves the crowd buzzed incessantly. Fitz looked to be about 170 pounds in weight, while Jeffries was easily 206. There was no palaver in the ring with the referee, and when all was ready the gong rang, the men first shaking hands cordially. First Hound—Fitz cume out of hla corner with a determined look, und started to get to close range. Ho worked with his hands a moment. Kltz smiling, advancing, away. Jeffries came closer, but did not lead. Fitz waiting and looking at him coolly. They spurred for fully a half minute, until Fitz tried a left, which went over the shoulder lightly. Jeffries did not retaliate, except with a very short left, which did not come within six inches of the body. Another left It Jeffries waa so short that the crowd laughed, They were sparring cautiously, apparently not anxious to get to business too quickly. Fitz Unally ran away from. a couple of leads, and came back grinning. The last half mlnuie was spurring, which wus wound up by another lead on the part of Fitz on nose aud mouth, both blows being hard. Fitz's round. Second Hound—They had not gotten down to real business, but Fitz, as soon us the gong sounded, ran out with a left ou the face. Jeffries put in a heavy right ou the body, and the crowd yelled with delight. Fitz came ugain with u left which Hew around Jeff's neck, and Jim took u chuuce with his right for the body. lu tue clinch Jeff showed his great strength by pushing Fitz off with euse. 11 u seemed to be iu good humor, for he smiled ut llob as the latter missed u swing. Jeffries tried with his left now for the body, aud seemed to be a bit auxlous, Fitz was out of the wuy with light fuot work, but Jeff came In uguln with a right- hand punch ou the Juw, which seut FllK squarely to the tloor. Fitz Jumped up and rushed, swinging wildly, but before he could do anything at all the bell rang. The knockdown, excited the crowd and everybody yelled like mad. It wus a big surprise, and more so to Fitz thau anybody else. Third Itouud—When Fitz came up for the third, his uoso wus bleeding. Jeffries gave him u left squarely upou It uud the blood run down into Bob's mouth. lie looked worrled.^uut rushed lu with u left hook ou the jaw, \Vhich staggered Jeffries for a couple of seconds. Jeffries wus very fast aud seemed to laud his left almost ut will lu Dob's face. lie kept U a crouching position aud worked hard with both hands. Fitz took his time, tried a left for the juw uud was forced to clluch, us Jeffries rusjied like u tiger. Tho lighting wus of the hottest kiud now, Jeffries forcing it, until Fitz cuught him with u hard right-hander on the throat. Then Jeffries bucked uwuy. Fltzslmmous following with heuvy swings and Jolts which lauded ou Jim's heud uud made him take the defensive ut Fourlli Hound—Tho fighting so far was remarkably fast und Jeff wus u big surprlee. Fltn was clearly annoyed when he cume out of his corner, although ho laughed. lie tried u double swing and missed. Jeffries landed u terrillc right, which made Hob buck away. Fitz cume again but Jeffries swung u left to the body and got his right urouud the ear. A heuvy left landed Hush on Fitz's cheek-bone, Hob muklujj no return. Then Fitz tried some light hooks und things but Jeffries blocked them or met them with little cou'-'em. Tho big fellow seemed to be enjoying himself aud wus confident to a fuult Fltis finally caught him with u nfyoci left-hand jolt ou the point of the Jaw uud Jeff wubbled, IJut Jim cume buck uguiu with his sreat strength und threw lu the punches ua fust us ho knew how. It was u terrlUe gult uuil the crowd wus yelling like uiad. Fifth Hound—Jeffries chatted pleasantly with his seconds before coming out of his corner. F1U said nothing. Fitz cut the bull loose with u quick left, which cut open Jeffries' left eye uud uiude the blood run down bis cheek onto bis breast. Fitz laughed at this, uud weut In ugulu with right and left swings lot the bead. Jeffries was nettled, and tppk the defensive u moment, hut stood up again aud walloped Fitz ou the juw and over the heart. Bob rushed hla mun to the ropes aud put iu. a couple o,f swings ou the bead. Jeffries tried a wild Winy, which Hob blocked uud laughed at. Jim lauded a fearful left on the neck, which mode Fitz's bead wabble, but F1U got lu a punch ta returu which wade Jettrles stop lu bis advance. The puce was still fast, F1U fulling on bis knee lu the act of rusblug 'bis man around the side of the ring. They tamo together With great force, both luud- Uilf right Uaujerg, and Jet/riot* worked two lefts to the face, which weie fplfwed l>y u teiTUiu right-hand kwiy punch ttoif FUz, which. uiaUo ^low/gnii F b*tw*rt H>« wan*!. As the boll ran* he tin* to dote quarters And landed n right swing on the «nr. Jeffries moved away slowly, apparently waiting for a chance to get In one «f his heavy Bwlhgg. F\tr. forced the fighting, and put a left t» the stomach. Jeffries put hla blow* in swiftly, but he seemed to be getting a bit Blow, and, us Fit* caught him with a terrific punch npo» tho Jaw, he clinched hard. After they brok» away itttr. cut loose and rained the blows tipon Jeffries' face. A fearful left went to his stomach and Jeffries grunted again. Fitz was faster than chain lightning, and showed the crowd that he had not begun to fight. Jeffries threw In punches as hard as he could, but In response to every one Fitz gave him two, which were of frightful force, and made the crowd simply wild with excitement. Seventh Hound—The fight was one of the fastest ever seen between heavy-weights. Fitz camo dut and stood a moment, while Jeffries ra« around him, and then Fitz led with n left, Jeffries backing away. Jim tried a left for the stomach, and Fitz, missing with his right, got a left Into the ribs. Fit/, waited a moment now, and took a left bander In the ribs. Jeffries led again, but the blow was pushed aside. Still another left from the big man landed on Bob's nose, Fitz laughing. Hob was watching now. for a chance U catch his man, and followed him closely around two sides of the ring. He put' a short Jlook on the jnw, and Jeffries clinched at the same time, throwing his entire weight onto Fitz. He did tlils twice, In two 'clinches, and seemed to be getting tired. Fitz got Into an ex-.' change of swings with tho big fellow, Fitz cluck- Ing two or three and landing two or three himself. Fitz was faster In every way than bis opponent, and seemed perfectly at case. He put a right-hand upper cut Into the stomach and n, left on the neck, both blows having tremcndbns power. He also nailed the eye with a right- split It open again. Jeffries was doing his best to stop the assault when the bell sounded. Klghth hound—Jeff came out of his corner looking puzzled. Fitz grinned and came up to him confidently. He put a left on the neck and swung a heavy right, which got around the neck. Jeffries landed two lefts on Fitz's neck and tho crowd cheered. Fitz then assumed an angry look and wont In with n wild rush. He put In a couple of body blows and whipped up n Jolt on the neck which made Jeffries retreat. Jim, however, came back In time to meet another rush with a left. Fitz did some hot Jabbing now and the blood poured down the Callfornlan's check. Jeffries seemed slower than ever before, but he was dead game and willing to fight. Ho rushed In blindly and half pushed Fitz against the ropes. Fitz toe the moment was dazed, lint as he hounded off the ropes, he rushed with first a right, which missed, und then a frightful left, which caught Jeff ou the chcek-lwnc near the ear. Had this punch been three Inches lower, the fight would have been over. As It was Jeffries wont to bis comer with stars lu his eyes. Ninth Hound—Fit* was out as usual like a gamo cock. He was so close that Jeffries lauded a left easily on bis face. Jeffries was laughing now, uud mixed It as Fitz bored In with the left. Until got home heavy swings, but Fitz seemed lo pick out the marks with better Judgment. Jeffries did not get Jhe power Into his punches that he might have for the reason that he was constantly getting away as he punched, He put In two solid body blows, however, but lu spite of them Fitz came close again aud punched him ou tho eye. Jeffries' long left was worked on the nose ngiilu for more blood and. the crowd howled In iippToval. Fitz, still close, received u left In the face which wus whipped back again BO fiercely that the blood poured out of Hob s nose and mouth and ran dowu on his hairy breast. Jeffries cut loose at this and ducked to the body with a heavy right. Fitz broke ground, but did his fighting and leading to tho hell. Tenth Hound—All doubts about Jeff's gumc- ness and fighting ability were now dispelled. Ho was voted the best heavy-weight that Fitz had ever met. Fitz waited u moment, und Jim went to him with u left, which wus blocked. Another qulc-k double left caught Fitz on the Jaw, uud made Hob look surprised. Jeffries stood up straight, und put In still another left. Fitz waited another moment, carefully sizing up his man, und then missed a left, which Jeff ducked nicely. He weut buck with a right-hand body punch. Fitz responded with a left ou tho mouth and a heavy right-hand swing which missed the Jaw by a hair. Fitz got another left lu tho nose, which made the blood conic, aud Jeffries followed with a terrific left-hand swing on the juw, which knocked Fitz flat upou his buck. He wns bleeding uud groggy when ho scrambled to his feet. Jeffries rushed ut him wildly, und with a left on the heud ngaln knocked him down. Once more the champion got upon his feet, und, In spite of Jim's efforts to put him out, he stiiyed the round. The crowd wus wild. Kltz staggered to his corner, und refused to sit down. Kleventh Hound and Last—When this round begun Fitz came out of his corner like a bulldog, lie hud come buck again und was strong. This wus a wonderful recovery, and the crowd was diimfoumled. Fitz rushed lit once und put lu u heavy body blow, Jeffries catching him OH the neck with u left. Fitz hustled him ugaln, and Jeffries caught him over the heart with u right. Jeff put two lefts iu solid to the mouth uud stomach aud Fitz seemed to tire. Fitz's legs were shaking u trifle, but he blocked the big fellow's swings and tried again with a desperate right Jeffries' left worked rapidly upou I' Itz a mouth, and he whipped iu the blows so fiercely that Fitz was clearly tired. Jeffries appreciated the situation at once. He suw the chunce of his lifetime. Before him was the champion, who was overmatched. Jeffries rushed with ull his strength and vigor. His grout left hand swung swiftly to Hob's jaw. It was like the crack from n huge mallet. Fitz stood stock still n moment, until another left landed oil his chin. Thou he begun to wabble. Jeffries was blazing with excitement. It wus the last straw, aud, with a rig-.t which was well aimed uud hud u terrific amount of power behind It, Jeff caught Fitz squarely on the point of the jaw. This blow won the heavyweight championship of the world, for Mtz fell over backward, und his head struck the lloor with n crush. He rolled about convulsively for a moment and then lay prone upon his back insensible. The blood was flowing from his mouth. In u moment the crowd was iu an uproar. The decisive result had come, and before anybody realized It. The Idea of. Fltzalmmons, the conqueror being put to sleep by u man who had hitherto been regarded us n second-rater waa too much for the sports. Fitzsimmons soon got upon his feet and doggedly walked out of the 1 "chief of Police Devery and the deputy chiefs, with a number of men in plain clothes, hustled the crowd out of the ring, and told Jeffries to wait until they found out how badly Fitz was hurt, but when the latter got up and walked away the new champion was allowed to go. The crowd, which stood on tiptoe, watching these events with breathless interest, walked out into the night to talk over one of the most exciting fights that have f>ver been seen in America. The time of the last round was one minute and thirty-two and two-fifth? seconds. Agreement Not Yet Signed. Washington, June 12.—Up to the close of business hours at the state department Friday no word had come from London to indicate that the modus Vivendi ralative to the Alaskan boundary had been signed. The settlement, if it proves to be that, is viewed with much satisfaction by officials, although they say it is short of what was most hoped for—a complete and final settlement of the boundary controversy. The Floods in Texas. Cheyenne, Wyo., June 12— General from the flood-stricken district along the Colorado river to the northwest of this city fully confirms former reports of loss of life and property. Several persons are known to have perished. There are also quite a number unaccounted for and parties are still cm* searching for them. Disastrous Floods in Kansas. Wichita, Kas., June 1?.—One of the worst floods in the history of southern Kansas is now raging in tW» section. Miles of railroad tracks and thousands of dollars' worth of property have been destroyed. So far two deaths are reported from the floods. >viu Not Buy » he wiawa. Berlin, June 12.—The rumor of the proposed purchase by Germany of tnq lew gt Fernando ?Q te l1 " 11 '" 1 Breaking the Colt As soon as the colt appears at ease in his bridle and harness while in his stall, he may be lead out with them upon him. It is not advisable under any consideration to hurry him Into a team, says H. P. Miller In Indiana Farmer. He can not be of service there at once and that is not the best fray to educate him for the education of the farm horse involves far more than simply bringing him under the control of line and whip. With the majority of farmers, a colt that is "bridle wise" is broken. That is considered the beginning and ending of the colt's education. I hold that to be in the colt's education only what read- tag is to the boy's, a means that makes iducation possible. The colt in that has learned nothing except that you can control him. That Is of foremost importance for a serviceable horse, but if we never take him beyond this in this lesson we realize only one-half his worth as an animal of service. The contract is no greater between the hireling who must be directed in the details of every task and the farm foreman who can carry on the work without the presence of the proprietor, than that between the "bridle wise" horse and the trained horse. I believe most thoroughly in skilled labor, and in horses as well as men. Hence, as teaching him to work is only a small part of his education, I am in no hurry to hitch him beside another horse. Indeed, the stable is the proper place to give him much of his education. It is the best place because you can there better control him. From the primary room, the box stall, pass him to the next room, the single stall. There teach him to step over side ways from either side, teach him to move backwards. Do not depend upon his learning this from being removed two or three times a day but repeat the lessons in rapid succession for a half an hour or longer, if necessary, until it is thoroughly learned. Remember to use the one word, "back," and that only, adding clearness of articulation and force of tone Instead of unholy expletives. After he has once backed out, quiet him if he has become excited and lead him again Into the stall and repeat. Keep this up until' he will step back freely at the word, when the lesson will be learned for life and all circumstances and will be of Immeasurable value to you a million times, should you both live long enough. He should then be taught to back at the command when you are behind or not even near him. This lesson should be continued into the higher room, which may be the barn floor or a shed similar in size. Here he should be taught to step back rapidly across the apartment then to advance to you. To turn to the right and to the left and to go from this to his own stall. All this may easily be taught him during the winter before he is old enough to go to work. These lessons will be of great value in themselves but of greater value in teaching the horse to obey at the word of command. The culmination of training is to bring the horses to act at the word rather than to wait for traction upon the lines and the stroke of the whip. Decide which side your colt is to work upon before he is hitched with another horse, then put him to work there from the first so that the habit of coming to the tongue upon one side will be fixed as soon as possible. This will save time and much annoyance, occasioned by the untrained horse getting on the wrong side of the tongue. Another important factor in making a team pleasant and efficient at their work lies in keeping the same two horses together so that they understand each other. Each will know just how quickly the other is going to start and each knows the strength of the other. Of course, -the team should 1 be well mated as to temperament, size, strength and speed. As a matter of satisfaction, I would have them mate 'in color and carriage. It is desirable to have them near the same age that they may be kept together for many years. I protest against the frequent changing of horses simply for the sake of changing or trying to beat the other fellow. Alfalfa Hay for Fattening Hogs. Press Bulletin 25, Kansas Experiment Station: In the fall of 1898 the Kansas Experiment Station made an experiment to test the value of alfalfa hay when fed daily to fattening hogs that were being given all the grain they would eat The gain greatly exceeded our expectations, and if further experiments show the same results, alfalfa hay will form a regular part of the rations of every well-fed pig fattened in Kansas in the winter. The hogs fed in this experiment were bought of farmers, and averaged in weight 125 pounds each. They were placed in lots of ten each, in large pens, having for shelter some sheds open to tne south. The alfalfa hay used was of the best quality, carefully cured. Black-hulled White Kaf flr corn was the grain used, the hogs being fed all that they would eat without waste. The hay was fed dry in forkfuls in a large flat trough. The pigs were given more than they would eat, and they picked out the leaves and finer stems, rejecting tlie coarser stems. One lot of hogs was fed Kafllr corn meal dry and alfalfa hay; one lot wnole Kafllr corn dry; one lot Kaffir corn meal dry; and °» e lo * Kaffir corn meal wet. experiment began o,n Jfovember 24 and lasted nine weeks. By that .ime the alfalfa fed hogs became well attened, and were marketed. We es- imated that It would require four to five weeks additional feeding, with ordinary winter weather, to get the hogs ;hat were fed grain alone into good marketable condition. The recent continued extreme cold weather will make the time required considerably onger. The gains In nine weeks from the different methods of feeding were as follows: Gains per hog In pounds. Kaffir corn meal dry and alfalfa hay 80.9 Safflr corn whole * 59 - 4 Kaffir corn meal fed dry 52.4 Kaffir corn meal fed wet 63.3 The gain from feeding alfalfa hay with Kaffir corn meal fed dry, over the meal alone fed dry, is more than 73 per cent The gains per bushel of feed were as follows: Pounds. Kaffir corn meal dry and 7.83 pounds alfalfa hay 10.88 Kaffir corn whole 8.56 Kaffir corn fed dry 7.48 Kaffir corn meal fed wet 8.09 Ten hogs in nine weeks were fed 656 pounds of alfalfa hay; and as shown above, for each 7.83 pounds of alfalfa hay fed with the dry Kaffir corn meal, the hogs gained 3.4 pounds over those having dry Kafllr corn meal alone—a gain of 8G8 pounds of pork per ton of alfalfa hay. These results are not due to the feeding value of the alfalfa alone, but also to its influence in aiding the hogs to better digest the Kaffir corn. The alfalfa hay also gave a variety to the ration, making it more appetizing aud inducing the hogs to eat more grain. The ten logs having grain alone ate 3,885 pounds of dry Kaffir corn meal, while ;he ten hogs having hay and grain ate 4,679 pounds of the Kaffir corn meal and 656 pounds of alfalfa hay. The hay-fed hogs ate more grain and gained more for each bushel eaten. In a former experiment at this college, pigs were pastured through the summer on alfalfa with a light feeding of corn. After deducting the probable gain from the corn, the gain per acre from the alfalfa pasture was 776 pounds of pork. These facts indicate that to produce pork most cheaply the Kansas farmer must have alfalfa pasture in summer and alfalfa hay in winter. The Passion Flower. A year ago this spring, having ordered a packet of Passiflora incarna- ta, as I suppose it was, the native passion flower found from Maryland to the gulf, I sowed some seeds pretty early, which failed to come up. After awhile I made another sowing, and this too was a failure. I began to think the Passion flower a little difficult, but more seed planted the last days of.June, I think, grew readily enough, lack of heat no doubt being the cause of the first two failures, says a contributor to Vick's Magazine. The seeds are large and the seedlings are strong from the first. With heat enough to start them, plants can be had very easily. These stood erect until a foot or more high, but they are' vines with plenty of coiling tendrils, so I stuck a bush for them to climb on. The leaves are deeply three- lobed, and in my species, at least, are less graceful than you might suppose from the catalogue pictures. Still the foliage is very good, dark green, smooth and shining. Not expecting flowers the first year, I was surprised to see little flower buds, one from each leaf, in the later summer, the plants being three to four feet high at the time; but only one opened, the others were too late. The flower bud stands on an erect stem, a bladdery capsule of a light green, growing paler as the day of opening draws near, with five erect, slender horns or awns, one from each sepal, a stiff, ungraceful bud as ever you saw—a perfect disappointment. But the flower! Ah, yes, that is another thing. There is nothing the matter with the flower. The five sepals become horizontal, and five petals alternate with them, making a pure white circle two inches across. Just above this white flower is a corona, horizontal also, and about the same size, composed of a great many long, slender filaments, white, or nearly, at the center of the flower, but blue and bluer until tho tips are the brightest violet. Nothing can be more delicately beautiful. The five thick, heavy, curiously curved stamens are bright green, the ivory-like ovary is the size of an apple seed. It is mounted high on a stalk, and there are three white styles spreading from it. Altogether it is a splendid flower, worth any one's while to cultivate. Most of the many species are tropical, and I had a notion that the least hint of frost would use it up. But I was amazed to see frost after frost fall without bending it in the least. Then snow came and bent it to the earth. All the other flowers were dead, but it was as good as new Finally I put all the plants in the cellar, in the same large box they grew in, cutting off most of the tops and now, January 27th, while the leaves are withered the stems are green, and I have some hopes of keeping them through. They say it is hardy as far as New York (city, I suppose), but that is no sign that I could winter it in open ground. However if it grows next summer I am going to try it, You who can start the seed in early spring would do very well to treat it as an annual. A dozen or more of the species yield edible fruits, and my incarnata is one of them. The Southerners call the berries Maypops I do not expect ever to live upon them and probably they will not grow here STORYETTES. Just before his recent illness, End- yard Kipling was at the Century Club when a group of men were discussing the exact location of the boundary between sobriety and 4ine . b " at , i ?^; One of them aslted the Anglo-lnciian when he should say a man was drunk. According to the story, Kipling replied: "I should say a man is drunk vhen he sits on the curb outside his •lub and cries because he isn t ac lorae." , Dr. Neclley, who has just died in Dublin, was at onetime medical officer of the Dublin metropolitan police. )ne Sunday afternoon a crowd was standing outside a public house before ,he psychological moment arrived. Dr. Nedley approached, was recognized by some o'f the crowd, which opened out to let him pass, one of them renarking: "Let the doctor pnss, boys; sure lie lias kilt more polls than all the invincibles put together." Rostand, the author of "Cyrano de Bergerac," lias a cheerful habit of silencing unpleasant conversational- sts. Not long since acriticsaid: ''In •espect to dramatic situations, I think Dumas the elder had a considerable advantage over you." "Yes," replied iostnnd, "there is no doubt about it; jut that is insignificant compared to another advantage he possesses." 'What is that, monsieur?" "Why, all lis contemporary critics are dead." Isaac M. Gregory, for many years ,he editor of Judge, once made a severe .•eply to a statement made by Mr. le Due, who was our last commissioner of agriculture. Le Due had quarreled with tlie press, nml some one asked lira, why he did not reply in kind. 'Nonsense, ho returned; "I shall wear no jackass's scalp at my belt." To ihis Mr. Gregory promptly retorted: 'Oh, no, old fellow. You'll wear it where it grew!" This ended the con- .rovcrsy. The United States a Power for Good. A distinguished historian writes, tvhilc referring to our advent as a colonizing power, that our influence for food over European spheres will be mmense. This result was just as inevitable as is the cure which follows ihe use of Hosteller's Stomach Bitters. It cures indigestion, constipa- /ion, and tones up the whole system. A school for nursemaids lias been sstablished in Boston. They are instructed in the care of children, and aave to prepare food and simple rerne- Hies for the litlle ones. "Evil Dispositions Are Early Shown/' Just so evil in the blood comes out in shape of scrofula, pimples, etc., in children and young people. Taken in time it can be eradicated by using Hood's Sarsaparilla, America's Greatest Medicine. It vitalizes and er.riches the blood. I "Arkansas Valley ! Truth" Is an illustrated journal describing- the Varied ReSCUrCeS of the Arkansas Valley in eastern Colorado. Here are successfully raised, by irrigation, great quantities of fruits, grains and alfalfa. Crops are Sure and profitable, and climate exceptionally healthful. Write for free copy of "Truth," also for information about home- seekers' excursion tickets. Address General Fassenger Office, •j. The Atchlson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, $ CKICAGO. Epworth League NATIONAL CONVENTION, INDIANAPOLIS, IND., JULY 20-23, I8C9. ....ONLY.... One Fare Round Trip Except thut from points within 33 * , miles the excursion fare trill be One I ami One-third Fare for Bound Trip not to exceed one dollar, ....VIA.... 'BIG FOUR" Ticket* -will be on Bale from all July 18. ao. »t. From Sll points wlt 19t 80 ' . a KeturnluK tickets will be good to leave Indianapolis to July 34th, with a proviso that it tickets are deposited with Joint Afreut at Indianapolis not later than July »4th, and payment of fee of SO cents at tho time of deposit, tickets may be extended to leave Indianapolis to and Including August For tull Information regarding tickets, rates and routes and time rjl trains, call on agents "Big Pour Route," or aldreas tne undersigned, E. 0. McCORMICK, WARREN J. 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