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ALTON TELKGAAL'if. THUKSDAV. JAN. 1& 1900, CAREER OF M'GOVERN. New Featherweight Champion Pugilist of the World. HE IB A DEMON WHEN IN THE RING. Modc«< Brooklyn IIi»- Who Drtrmted Oeorjte blxon HOP* Not Smoke, Drink or Swear—(till Time llnnem S.ny Hi* Fl«li 11 it u Metliodn Will Rcvolntlonlxc tli<< I'rlie Hlnti. At 20.years of age Terry MeUovern of Brooklyn Is the featherweight cham- plon of the world, lie outclasses every fighter of Ills weight and Inches, tic Is worth thousands of dollars, and before him lies a long vista of prosperity. In the ring he la a demon. In everyday Intercourse u gentleman. He is married ntid a father. He loves liln home, and there Is no prospect of him straying from the straight ntid narrow path, a weakness that has ruined many a man In his profession. McGovern has revolutionized pugilism. He has shown that a prizefighter can load the life of n Puritan. He does not drink, smoke or swear; he Is religious and devoted to his family. This Is the man who put George Dlxon, the colored champion, considered the most scientific fighter In the ring, in a helpless condition after eight rounds of the fastest fighting ever seeD < in New York •city, McGovern has had a meteoric career. It took but the short space of two years to prove him a phenomenon. He has beaten all who have faced him, .and today there Is not a featherweight in the country who does not hold him Jn -mortal terror. The other afternoon Terry strolled Into a Park row restaurant to partake of a light Inncb and meet a few old TKRBY M'OOVKIW.. friends. Within n minute the 1 news had sproad out lino the struct, and with rapidity n vnst crowd (lowed Into the restaurant. Terry Is absolutely free of that complaint popularly known ns the big head. lie ga/.ed anxiously at the surging crowd and turned a pair of eyes toward the New Vork Journal ronVeseniatlve. who suggested 1 n method of escape by n side entrance to the restaurant. McCovcrn hastily paid his modest check and left by the side entrance with the reporter. When alone, he consented to talk of his career and future prospects. He wan an happy as a schoolboy. There was not Hie .suspicion of boast fulness In his eonveisiitiou. He spoke in n mailer of course \vn.v and smiled us he recited the story of his fumble beginning Ills career nJt a tighter began in the street H of lirooklyn. lie umdc the discovery that noi a youngKier of his size could give dim an argument with the lists. "liven ai lliat lime I could luuidle In sin-cession two or three ordinary Uids." said Terry. Me begun bis career in the ring as a niomliel' of the .liielCHon- Athletic club. a boys' organisation In Brooklyn, hi the Ili'Ht annual loiiruiimeut of the club he defeated four opponents In two nights. A sixth opponent I'url'elted to the sturdy Mctiovern. At this luui'UH- inent lie won Ills llrst pt-l/e. n gold watch. lie wears it today as n memento of bis initial victory. HP subsequently disposed of n few more amateurs In the name Cushion lie- fore the Polo Athletic club. \Vltli 'these scalps at his belt hi* divided to become a professional. Ills first professional (jght wits at the Crccnwood Athletic club. He knocked his man out and found It easy thereafter to get backing against lads in the 111*1 pound class. Ho defeated bantam after Imui.'im. Kddle (ioodbody was (lie most l\icUy. He fought the future elinmplou to a draw. Uoorge Munroe also succeeded In getting a draw, but In n second light was knocked out. Mc(!overn was now a first class bantam. In rapid Kiicccs.sloii be knocked out Tim Callalinii. Paddy Donovan, .llmni.v Uose. Peter Haley and' (lie ex-champion, Casper I. con. He showed what lie could do in the featherweight clnss by whipping one of (he eagles! men In the ring. Joe Hern- Htcln. ,Me(!ovcrn regards this as one Of his greatest victories, lie then defeated Sammy Kelly. Hilly Harrett, Johnny Ultchic and the Kngllsh chain- plon, Pedlar Palmer. Since then all his victories liave been UuockoulH. with the exception of the Dl.von buttle, and tula would have undoubtedly ended In a knockout bad not the colored boy's WCOUdx thrown up the sponge. ;I McUoveni has fought about -ill 1m- . portunt battles and scored 17 knock- 1 OlltH, UU attributes Ills KUCCCKS tO Ills .. . vondprf ul physique and hitting power. have always looked out for my . , *1 health. I knew that was even moro Important tlian tlie science of boxing.' 1 I wanted to wticeeed and left smoking and drinking to the other fellowsi "When working In n lumber yard as stencil boy, I met Charlie Maywood. He was the shipping clerk and my boss. We went to the same church and became fast friends. We have always looked out for each other mor-' nlly. If one swore, the other checked him and vice versa. He Is with m<& now, and to him 1 owe much of my cfpss. I am making considerable money now and Intend keeping right on making hay while the* sun shines. We don't last very long In this business, and when 1 retire 1 want my family comfortably fixed for life. 1 do not love pugilism, but It Is my business, and I Intend to make the most of It. "Will I take a rest'/ Yes. so far atf g lights are concerned. I have two or three engagements on hand, and after they are over 1 will rest, but I lon't feel Worn out in the least. Per- liaps that Is because 1 am young. A» a matter of fact. I have not rested a month since I entered the prize ring." Old _(imc boxers say . MeGfovern's methods of fighting will revolutionize the prize ring. It consists of hard straight arm hitting. In which the forearm plays an Important part. When VIcGovern runs Into a clinch, he fights almself free, beating a terrible tattoo on the body of his opponent. No, mao ms yet been able to withstand this. He can lilt with the power of a lightweight and has never yet been dazed by a b'low. His Jaw Is powerful, and when in She ring his aspect is ferocious. At all times be Is singularly earnest. He is a grand fighting machine and is Intuitively a financier. Barring accidents iie will remain the featherweight champion for years to come and will, probably retire one of the richest fighters in tiie world. COST OF CRANBERRIES. Ccnxnn Office \VnnlM 1'lyrnrpn on (h<? <.'r«>ii. L. (i. Powers of Washington, chief statistician In charge of the agricultural Investigations of the twelfth census, is" milking an especial effort to Insure the adequate and complete representation of all branches of agricultural Industry by the statistics which will be collected under his direction. At the snme time he has not considered it advisable to place upon the general agricultural schedule, which will be placed in I lie bauds of ili'e enumerators, detailed Inquiries concerning crops the production of which is strictly localized. Such products will be provided for lu special schedules, which will be distributed in the localities only In which tlio crops to whic/i they relate are grown. Among the Industries to receive treatment of this character cranberry culture Is one of the most Important, says the Chicago Inter Ocean. The special schedule to be used lu this investigation has been prepared and will be distributed soon, nt which time It is believed that nearly the entire production for the year 18!W will have been marketed. The main dependence in (his Investigation will be upon schedules to be transmitted and returned by mall. Therefore Its success .will depend'largely upon the Interest manifested by cranberry growers. The Inquiries to be made will Include questions concerning the ownership of each plantation or bog, as It Is of course desirable tb show what proportion of the total acreage Is cultivated by those who own the-laud and what proportion by tenants. An attempt will be made to segregate the area In natural Tines from that In planted vines, and an Inquiry concerning^the number of vines planted during th« last three years ha« been framed In order to ascertain the number of young vlncM mid thus Indicate in some degree the probable future progress of the Industry. There will also be two inquiries concerning the quantity produced during 1S1KI. sn us to show »ep arately the prudiicrioii from natural nmUfrom planted vines. The net value of the cranberry crop of IS'Jil wll! pp asked <if cadi producer, mid care will be taken to exclude from tills value the cost of packing and marketing. lieiitnntl for Tim. Severn I of the big railroads of lh" went and ceiiiial west have placed orders within (lie Insf fe\v weeks for fully r..O(MUKH) lies of which IJ.OOO.OOO will conic from Minnesota. *'\o f.ooil *i*r «li" <-*I"TI (r'jV," Dcy trl!* «m> ' 'In'i'l iirimil irr niiuui. I K'i'>ws (Utt t er.it DM I ul'. Kn hciim'how tu\ KMHK U ici'luum en nlmnf w't-n (K», \\ in tiluu in i n!' "Jn di' WJ*'" »" t\"\ «av so ilr\ ii-IU tn<* n^> ullii* ,1-ticiiiin ini- liiul "I dps HIII'I no (,'fnxl in ilc /-Muntrj '" Rti! 1 (Ion,* tflvt 1 it Mil <lat I liud! H«'vrn utnrn. U'iii i^in'muit cunt*. <;OIH' ulun ilc I.null's I.low, Kn simif Mill HKliliu ili> l>:itllci Kn nmnr \\lmr dp wit' KTII** ^rowl D«',v IIOIIP in ilc uiir 'Kin ill- S|ninli'U -wtm ilm« dry wur liiKill nil So M.I' prop i')i i»v thl.v. di'V wrnl imuriun ttWtt}', el) 'twil/ iih> da! hiHt to)' urn Irr pi! M.l' u!' i-.i rs u'll/ i.tint dut HIUUMUI. I'llt dtf HfArt ivhut uu/ in ini- \\ii7. ^lud; 1 di'« uin'< uu u:i»>d i IT df rutinuy, lull I dont Klvi' ll all dm I hud! Kl'VI'll Mlllf, \\ id Km'mi"! ^IIIIA. (iuiii' wlui di' liuul.K Iduw, Kn Komi' Hllil iti'.'ilhi il" liulllon . Kn sunn.' ulmi I|L* wll' grahif growt Homo da)' dc iijirs'H \n< OUT ui dc lioyw'll coini* Illlllll' t'lllll lll-'ftltlll, ^ii 1 ri'i'Kun iti'.v'll t..i> vv'rn ili'.v niuri'hin din wuy, °)'>i' id* man dum> IrC nn. '(iuod IdKlll!' " [lilt 1 ll<>|»'rt. bl'llli' ilrv til fit do ul' flan:, dl'.V'll tliinU i'i nil' drii m lii< itl>'id Wliu uiun'l U" KOII.I Irr di' rnimiry, tint (jlv» tt dm nil dut lu> Imil! Huvi'ii yiini. \\'id uiiv'iiunl K" M *, '-• (Jui)i' wli.ir ili> huulcs blow, Kn mini' wiill tlulitiii de tmttlc* tn witMi' »liar dr wll' gniu growl —KranU 1.. sumon In t'olllcr'n WcskU. GUARD AT WHITE HOUSE IRISHMEN WITH BOfSR8» NEW CENTURY RELIGION Police System to Protect the President Now Nearly Perfect. FACT NOT OENEBALLY O6WK. Visitor* Are JVol Awnre That On«r «B<1 All Are Shadowed by th« Slcnthn •( WB*hlncr<on<-Datt«« und Beat* *f Poltoemen—t'»e »t th« nntl»«*»Jn» Batton*. Few persons who- rlslt the national i capital and. In fact, not a great many residents are ivwaro of the system la operation at the White House for the trctcctlon of the president and his Household, says the Washington correspondent of the St. Louis Post-Dls- patch. To the casual observer there Is apparently no. guard system. Tbose who have visited the White House and moved throughout its large grounds mvc wondered at the apparent laxity. They have even Inquired why so much liberty and freedom of access to any portion of the president's, private do- Main are allowed to all sightseers. Some persons have remarked that It would be Impossible for the policemen on duty there to tell by observation whether a visitor was there as a sightseer or anarchist who Intended violence toward the president or some member of bis family. _But at the* same time tjicy have realized the fact that cranks and others are Invariably excluded. The question with,the uninitiated is bow the thing is prevented and where are these guards who seem to see and know nil that transpires. When one considers the methods for protection employed by the eastern rulers, the contrast with those'in vogue licre is marked. Here there has never been felt a genuine necessity for an armed guard for the president and bis family .Since the birth of the republic it has witnessed 'but two assassinations of presidents-those of Lincoln and Gartleld—and ou neither occasion was the deed committed at the White House. While no necessity is felt for a strong guard at the White House, there Is nevertheless the due and • necessary precaution to guard against emergen-. cics. This guard system is practically an innovation, as it has'been In existence but a little more than a year. Previous to its organization and, In fact, since the last military guard was withdrawn from the White House after the death of President Gnrfield, there was always a small force at the mansion, but there was not such a good system. The present system 19 considered as nearly perfect as possible, and" there Is no display about It. » • To begin with, the White House is surrounded by policemen nt all hours of the day and night. Each policeman does duty for eight hours, and only 15 policemen are detailed for the 24 hours, •which are divided Into three watches. In charge of those policemen are two sergeants, who do 12 hour "tricks" of duty. For instance, five .[fbliccnien go Into service at 8 o'clock In the morn- Ing and remain until 4 o'clock In the afternoon, when they are relieved by five others, who'contlnue through until midnight, being tbeii relieved by still another qiflntet. who are in turn relieved by the men who report for duty at 8 o'clock. The sergeant, who begins duty with the morning squad sees them relieved at 4 o'clock, when he Is ready for the second sergeant. The latter Is not relieve)! until 8 o'clock the following morning. The sergeants are not always patrolling the grounds, though they never leave them and can always, when not in view, b* located at the watchhouse where the working apparatus of the guard system Is secreted. In the wntchhouse la detailed a clerk and operator who has charge of ail record*, iinswerti nil telephone calls and registers the policemen on guard when i!iey turn In every hour from their respectlvc'beats. This clerk and operator-docs duty for 1'J hours nnd Is then relieved by a second man, who perform* the service required. The five policemen who do duty at the same t!"ie nre assigned to live beats which sniTound Immediately the White House nnd the attached conservatory. Hach policeman patrols bis beat for one hour after going on duty nnd then moves on to the second beat and to the thin), fourth and tlfth. beginning again nt the sinning point and thus coiiHurn- Ing live hour*, in the oilier three hours be, of course, covers three beats. lOach policeman leaves tils beat ill till) end of an hour and communlcateN Hint fact to tin' operator at Die irntcli box bv pressing « small button located at the Junction of the beats. This registers tlic policeman, and he is marked up as on duty at his proper post The little registering billions are sVcreted In convenient places easy of access to the policeman, but noi conspicuous These little buttons, however, are not used oxcluslvely for registering the po llcemen. Hy 11 certain number of prcs surcs on the button ill any of the beats the policeman can indicate to tlie operator whether the sergeant (K wanted, n crank it* becoming obstreperous, a fire lias started, a person scl/.ed with Illness, a riot Is In progress or. tn fact. anything out of the ordinary that may ,1)11 vo Impponcd. The operator, of course, has bis Instructions and knows cxitdly how to act according lo the exigencies of the occasion. lie lias at his elbow a telephone which will connect him with police headquarters, lire alarm headquarters or. In fact, any place whore a telephone Is located, and he can summon In a few minutes whatever help may be nt't'ded. Thus It can be readily seen that, though tliere Is apparently no guai'il «t (he White House, tliu president is better protected than over before aud by a most complete system. Dan* Say* n. Went Pointer Com Them—A Delilah Kout. •According to a letter received In Boston Jilted Nov. 29 from James V. Dunnv formerly of Lowell, who Is fighting with the Boers In South Africa, tber burghers have an Irish brigade of more than 2.500 tneui the majorlly of whom ; nre from California and the- we-s«. with quite n sprinkling from the ekl country and the Ca|x?. He snys tlw brigade commander Is Colonel Blake, a West Pointer formerly In the L'nltedi States cavalry. Dunn writes that the Boers are getting new men every day from every country In Europe and from the United States and that, while taw Dna- lority from Amerlen nre from the middle west, tliere are wotne from around New York. Boston and Philadelphia, says the New York Sun. All the American recruits ore veterans of the Spanish-American war or have served In. tus- regular army. Duma says It was 1,20ft men of Ills brigade that captured the- Irish fusileers at Dundee and adds Urn* If the Boer contingent had had more 1 experience In military matters they Would have taken the whole of GeneraiH Yule's command, la sneaking about the army penned up In Lndysmlth he says: • ' • • _ • 'They used to make sorties and r'ushi hills, but wo had orders to drop back and let them rush, and when they got tired we occupied our old positions and soaked them as they ITtnped back to camp. A few days ago they came out In strength, and when the Boers retired Colonel Blake held our position, and we waited for them, running up the green flag to make then* raw. The Boers don't, carry bayonets; the lris?h brigade d.oes. •'.,., "They!.shelled our position for an hour, dropping shells over us and beyond us. but doing no particular harm. Colonel .Blake passed the w'ord aldng the line to wait and give thcm'a good fight. A real ICngllsh' regiment chine, at our position, aud their officers called, and urged (hem on. I am in Cassidy's company. He is an Arizona man, and, we have half a dozen fellows from Tucson who are dead shots. We lay low, squinting over the breastworks while our Tucson fellows tumbled over officer after officer. "When they reached the foot of tlie hill. Colonel Blake ordered us to cease firing and told a few men from each company to yell, jump up and pretend to run away. This encouraged the Johnnies to cheer, and they came up the hill panting and shooting wildly. When about 100 feet from us, we let tbeim have it from Mauser, faannllcber and Maxim, and Blake yelled, 'Now. boys, give them a to.ste of the real thing!' The cheer that went up could be heard a mile off, and we went over the intrenchnients at them with the bayonet. • "SurprisedV You never 1 saw anything like It. A volley point blank and then the metal. We went at them In good Irish fashion, and some of the Yanks and Ohio chaps were wilder than the Turks. The redcoats wouldn't stand for It. but went down the hill on a break, sprinting little greyhounds. We marched hack about one-sixth of them, and there was a badly mauled lot'lying around that we sent Into the English camp that night, as we preferred to let them have the bother of doctoring them. They won't be very hot to rush a hill .with a green (lag over it again, I imagine. "The accounts sent out by the English come back to us, and the fellow that runs their intelligence department and sends out the news is a star, the noblest liar of them all. You want to take no stock whatever In' Wm. We are all right. The only thing we are snort of Is doctors and medicines. We ought to have a better staff of physicians and an ambulance corps, and I suppose they will tie organized soon, as these things are tt> arrive from Ku- rope." NOVEL KLONDIKE HOUSE. of the' nnllillntr Are Coining Money Out of It. The owners of a novel building in the Klondike, which is netting I Item a fortune, are In Indianapolis. They are Frank C. Lory of Petersburg. Ind.. and Max T. Beaver of Chicago. Thy Canadian government U paying them $1,200 a month for thu privilege of conducting Its business at Dawson City In a building which they own there, says the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. The owners say that the house c*ould hnvc been erected at almost any point In the i; nlted Suites for $5.0(10. but it cost $-12.1100 In DIIWSOII .City. It is •!( by 7:.' feel and two stories high. The rear and side walls art* of logs, but thu front Is of frame. The windows are only 14 by 28 Inches, .but they cost $8 each. Tho doors cost $175 apiece, and n small veranda cost $2,200. Tlie carpenters who constructed (he house were paid $15 a day, and the foreman received $2(1 a day lint red of Dlnokii For floera. According to The Westminster (Ja Kettle, n member of the army service, corps, writing from Orange river South Africa, some weeks ago. said: "We have ant) /.ulus and Kaffirs hen working as laborers for tlie army serv Ice corps tit -I shillings per day. Thej are stacking liny, biscuit* and peat So when (hey brought the Boer prison ers to tht! rail-way station these /ulus and Katlti'K made a charge for the trucks, and If It were not for the sen tries with bayonets facing them they would have lorn the Boers to pieces They were In a frenzy of rage, shout Ing 'La Boer." " Predictions and Views of Associate Justice Brewer. ffREATEB, CHRISTIAN UKITT. Object The Nk'urngtiuii cumtl doesn't look like such a big tiling for u nation to do whore Chicago can build n $3!i,000,00( canal In sevan ye>ars.--Seattle Times. •«n»lfm nnfl Pr*<e«lnnl», He De- Are Orawlnpc Cloiier To- find Should Join In Common Effort to Farther the Manter'a Cninw—BspeeU rJiVmter Economy In CArt»«lftn Work. . Assoclsie .Justice Brewer of the su- ircme court of the United States spoke he othoii'night in the Mount Pleasant ongrcgaitiUwal church, says the Wash- ngton Post'. Mis subject was. "The wentletlv .Century From Another 'lewpoint'.." A large audience listened o the scholarly discourse. In these" closing hours of the nl_ne- eenth century many are speculating s to the twentieth," said Justice Brewer. "Hi is the theme- of many discourse. «Jn every hand we hear irophcclcs otv greatness and' glory or f disaster .and! glooin. "The future' fc» n sealed boot whose mysteries no. limn can read with the tssurance whlcb comes of after events. The era of propfcecy has passed. And yet the lamp' of the past casts some fght Into (lie future. We may discern be signs of the times. We may per- the trend of human events. And first 1 predict that the twentieth century will lie noted! for greater unity fh Cislstian life. The present century JUSTICE BHEWKH. has been one of denominational rivalry and strife. The next will be one of Christian unity. It Is not unworthy of notice that the ancient enemies. Catholicism and Protestantism, are drawing closer together. The prelates and members of the two churches do not hesitate to affiliate In a thousand forms of labor. "The time is past when the Protestant should look bock upon the horrors bf the> inquisition und denounce Homan Catholicism ou account thereof or the Catholic, on the other hand, to look buck at.-lhe> burning of the witches or the persecution of the Quakers and denounce Protestantism therefor, but each should shake hands and join in a common effort to further the cause of a conrmoti Master. "Again. I predict that the coming century' will be noted for greater economy In Christian work. Consolidation has become one of the significant facts of commercial enterprise. There is In this, if nothing else, n means of greater economy. The nations nre feeling the spirit. The small states are consolidat ing Into large 1 one's. Itussln, France and Hnglnnd are- reaching out the grasping hand to appropriate to them- elve* territories all over the world, and If this continues along the same line It is not unreasonable to expect that the coming century will see- the world with but half a dozen, or such n. matter, ef gre.at nations, within whose tero-lton? and subject to whose dominion are all the raws and peoples of the earth. We must lenrn to do business ae the busiuesa man docs. He eliminates ev cry unnecessary espouse. "Again, I think the twentieth century will develop a clearer recognition of what religion Is and how its growth can b* most surely promoted. Whetbei •evolution be in all respects scientifically true, it Is true that civlllKatlpn Is progressive. Humanity has been steadily through the eeoturies moving onward from bnrbarlttni to the present heights of civilization. No century has witnessed such advance as the present. Looking backward on the progress of Chrlstiantijr, we notice two market! features. One is tho struggle about creeds! "Tal(lng the declaration that he that uellcveth shall be saved and he that belle veth not Is condemned already the necessity of b(*llef"and what,to be lleve have been among tlw> great thoughts of the 18 centuries. As a man thlnkc.th. so Is he. Creeds have their place and value. The clearer, the stronger and the more profound one's convictions Uie more earnest nnd zeal ous he Is apt to be. But something more than creed Is essential to religion It Is not a question of Intellectual ad vaiiccmcut so much as one of moral growth. So religion that spends Itscll In creeds and does rot ripen. Into char acter and tlie richness of a pure ant lovely life Is like a barren fig tree- covered with leaves, but fruitless. "So 1 look, in the coming century, to see not merely a clearer conception oi the fundamental trullis-a putting be hind us as of little significance the ml nor differences of creed and doctrlne- but also a keener and more just appro elation of the> imuins by which alone humanity can become lit to enter thu new paradise which one day shal dawn, upon the earth." Rmiiernr William'* IluuqnuU, The Kmpcror William seems to b( getting himself In tho humor to seru buck BOUIO of those bouquets thcflirj Ish gavo id in during his recent visit, nultlmore News. LARGE QUANTITIES OF RG8, •llfornla Hope* to Rnlne ICnnKRh to Snnplf the United State*. ' One million of dollars per annum can e easily added to the Income of'Call- ornla, In the opinion of Professor Waier T. Swingle of the United Btate» epartment of agriculture, by cultlvat- ng figs. Professor Swingle has been curing the state and keenly observing, Ills conclusion is that the foothill re- ion of California Is excellently adapt- d to the growing of fig orchards and 8 like the natural home of the flg. . uiported figs arc now selling on the Mlnntlc coast 'at the extraordinary ate of $1,000 P«r ton; s -a^nd there are ew to be had at that price. If Call- oriila had a flg.crop now. It wowld.be s good ns a gold mine, says'the Ban •'ranclsco Call. "California ought to raise figs enough or the whole United States," said Professor Swingle. "I am satisfied hat the possibility of doing so will be enionstrntcd satisfactorily." The explanation of this Is that If the ig moth, brought from Asia by Pro- essor Swingle In Capri figs, shall sur- ive the frosts the problem of fertiliz- ng thf Hgs. which hn» puzcled genera- Ions of Cnllfornlans. will be nettled.' t has heretofore been supposed that he only way to introduce the (ig moth nto California was to Import small Capri tig trees In pots and wait for hem to grow. Professor Swlygle has adopted the 'more direct method and irought them lu tigs, the Hgs being wrapped In tinfoil. A journey across he Mediterranean sen. the Atlantic ocean and, the North American continent did not hurt the moth In the least. .There arc many samples of the moth n the state now. nil so Imported, and all nre doing well. If the moths survive the frost this winter, the way will >e blamed out for the future industry, which ciitniot but prove an -important addition to the state commercial resources. Professor SwlnglO says that he thinks that it is also possible to Introduce the fruit bearing cactus into California successfully. This is something like the prickly pear, with the "prlck'e.rs" left out. The fruit is of a dull red color and t.'iNtes something like a cantaloupe. In Arabia this fruit grows on the desert aud does not need any water to thrive. There nre large tracts in California, now producing no revenue, that might be made to pay well with crops of this Arabian fruit. Professor Swingle Is investigating 'care : fully concerning the outlook 'for the date palm In California. The shortage In the Asiatic fig crop ought to supply a market for any California black figs fit to send forward this season. Black dried figs have already been sold in small quantities In the east at very good prices. MINISTER STRAUS' SUCCESS. Snltan of Turkey Promise* to Hc- Htore College BliUdlngr*. Kriends of education In Turkey, under American auspices, are pleased to leurn that Minister Straus has recently prevailed upon thu sultan to extend a new indication of his favor for the United States. Kor about ten months Mr. Straus has been urging upon the porte the propriety nnd Justice of restoring the school and college buildings, eight In number, of the Euphrates college aud mission schools nt Kar- put. These buildings were destroyed In November. 1895. during the Armenian massacres, and from time to time representations' hare been made with the view of obtaining the trade which was Issued in December. Tb« sultan at Hi'Kt refused point blank to grant tho request, but the persistency of the minister prevailed. Tills Is regarded us li more Important victory than the r*cotery of the Indemnity asked because of Injuries arising from the massacres, says the New York Times. As for those Indemnities, ft Is understood that Minister Straus Is confident that the sultan will keep his thrice repeated promise to pay them and that It Is only a question of a few months' time and tho possession of the money before the full amount will he paid. The department of state,wlll soon receive from Constantinople a pair of vases presented by the sultan, to be deposited in the Natlono) museum in Washington... The vases nre of richly painted porcelain, made at the Itnpe- rtel pottery In the palace grounds. Woman'* Kxpttrlence With K Shell. One of tlie ladies who went out to SCP tlie fighting at l.adysmlth has described Hint experience in a lively letter. says The Westminster Gazette.' A shell landed not many hundred yards awny. nnd she ran to get a piece of It: "Off 1 scampered; sp-jke to the first soldier I came to. He sold: 'Come with mo. I c«i| warn yon In time to clour before another comes.' So I went gayly on. talking away. Another soldier said. 'Here comeit another.' and before we luid time to think the awful booming and shrieking came, and 1 wish you could have seen your younger sister. 1 just slim my eyes tight and cltjiig to a hurhcil wire fence nnd whispered, '(iood (Jod!' It exploded about _'o feet away, perhaps not so much. The earth shook under me, and my legs fell shot all over," .Sn 111 'x ltw»r (inrdon. Uncle Ham IK soon to have a roof garden of his own. U Is to be mndo on top of the Immigration station building on Kills Island, and tho flooring will embrace a space of l!iO feet by 1""> foot, The army of Immigrants who are detained at the island In the summer will have a brealhlng place, with u panoramic view of Now York harbor on the 0110 hand and tlio open sea on tho other, nays tho Buffalo Commercial. lioaldos the roof garden, It is intended to lay out a largo playground on tho lawn for the immigrant children.

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