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WE'LL HEW TO THE LINE, LET THE CHIPS . FALL WHERE THEY MAY.
HILLSBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 1888.
BE0VEB CLEVELAND THEIR
rOBVBARLT HALF AX BOUS CBEBBI5Q
VN8CZS HANDBOMH RBBOLCTIOKS OK
1TJ11INTARY TO OIK. PHIL SHEBIPAlf.
The Democratic National Convention
Segan to gather in the early hours of the
morning on Tuesday, at St. LouU, Mo.,
and long before noon ten thousand hu
man face gazed upon the high desk te
setvedfor the pn siding officer of the
convention, as yet empty, but with its
gleaming white silver gavel, the gift of
tlie Nevada delegation, full of curious
interest fir the expectsrt multitude.
The decorations were simple, but ef
fective. The stage is hung with ltd,
white and blue bunting, relieved by fes
toons and borders of evergreens. Upon
I pedestal on the right of the entrance of
the st'ge, stands a bust of the president,
ind suspended upon the face of the gal
lery sbove the stage, heavily framed in
gilt, Is large portrait of the President
to oil. On cither sido are tnilar por
traits of Cleveland, Hancock, Tilden,
Uendricks and ex-Governor Marmaduke,
of Missouri The bslcony and gallery
pillars aod fact of the long winding
galleries and fronts of the balconies are
profusely decorated with American frig
in alternate large and short festoons,
caught up with Urge red, white aod blue
rotates. Festoons of American flag
and red, white and blue bunting bung
from the open woodwork supporting the
roof and the high, graceful pillars which
support the rafters are bound with encir
cling garlands and ropes of evergreens.
In the background along the ball is
more elaborato attempt at decoration. A
heroic statue of Washington on horse
back, framed in festoon of large Anieri
rsn flags, which are caught in the ceitrt
of the framt above the head of the statue,
ty an American shield, surmounted bj
ti.e American eaule with widespread pin
ions, grasping in his taluns n sheaf ot
green wheat. The statue, which bat
the snptarance of tumble, is highly re
lieved by background of rich browr.
plush siik draped curtains.
Ben- ath the Cleveland portrait is the
familiar quotation from the President'i
mttsige: "It is a condit'oit, not a theory,
tht confronts us." Under the Tildes
portrait is the motto: "Lot there be price
aod fraternity throughout the land." Be
neath the Ilindricks portrait: 'The ne
cessities of war csnnot I pleaded In time
of peace." Bcnesth the Hancock por
trait is written the following quotation
from his letter of acceptance: The great
principles of liberty are the inheritance ol
Chairman Barnum advanced to a high
de k on the platform, and at 12:33 the
vest assemblage was silenced by stroke
from the gravel, and the Demo ratic
Convention of 1888 was formally In
sion. The chairman Introduced UUhop
J. B. Cranberry, of 8t. Louis, who
opened the proceeding with prayer. He
rendered devout thanks for the many
benefits which this country had .received
from the hinds of Providence; prayed
for the continuance of thoe bounties,
and called down the Divine blessing upon
the president and all thoss in autuonty.
lb chair then stated that acting un
der the authority conferred Uion hint by
the National Democratic Committee, ho
would present the convention the names
of persona selected by the committee to
preside over and ofUcer the temporary
organizations of the convention. As the
sfciRtuy read the name of r M. White,
of California, as temporary rhaii ntin. the
convention greeted It with rhwrs, a it
aloo greeted the tsme of F. U. Prince, of
Msachuictts, a secretary.
The reading of the list of officer hav
ing been concluded, the choice of the
committee was ratified by tlis unsnlmoiu
vol of th convention. The chair ap
, pointed A. P. Gorman, of Maryland, V.
H. Itrico, of Ohio, and F. W. Dawson, of
Huth Carolina, as a committee to cm-
iS!!,r! Mwiotlti.tiomi. Atth
eonclusit n of Mr. yUiu- sprevh of ac
ceptanrt, Oov. Creen, of Kcw Jcrvy,
eOertd n resolution adopting the rule of
the preceding convention as the rules of
the present convention, subject to the
following modiIce lm: "Tuat In voting
for candidate fur President and Vice
President, do stst will be allowed to
change it vote until .th roll call of
siatvs hst Item made and tvery state hat
rut It vote." The resolution wa
adopted, after p ilnt of order from Mr.
rVhce waiter, of Missouri, that It was not
In order an tit report tad been mad by
the Committee on credentials, had ben
overruled by the chair.
Thoma M. Patterson, of Missouri,
rose and, craving Uio indulgence of the
convention In Ubalf of the slate of Col
orado, presented to the convention a
gavel manufactured of Colorado silver,
richly chased and burnished. It was, be
said, a modest offering from a younger
member of the Federal Union to that
parry which had restored silver to that
high plane from which it had been de
graded by the congressional conspiracy
uj 1873, and which had ever since re
mained its constant champion. Let the
announcement be made throughout the
civilized world, through the silvery tone
of the gavel, of the second and unani
mous nomination of "the people' choice
for president, Grovcr Cleveland, Loud
s chairman White, in accepting the
gavel, plea-autly remarked thut as fa- at
the gavel would do it, the convention
would have to b ruled by silver. Ap
plause. The chair then recognized
t-'cuator Gorm m. of Maryland, who pre
sented a resolution providing that the roll
of state be tailed, and that each state
name a member cf the committee on cre
dential, a member of the committee on
permanent organization, and a nu mber
of the committee on resolu'ions, and that
all resolutions relating to the platform be
referred to the committee on resolutions
without depute. The resolution was
adopted, and the states proceeded to
make the appointments.
On Wednesday, the convention was
called to order by the temporary chair
man and prayer wa offered by Rev. J.
K. Green, of Mitsouri, who especially
invoked the Divine blessing upon the
members of tho convention, who hid
been entrusted by the people of the
states of the Union with the performance
of an important duty. The chair luid
before the convention the credentials of
delegates f mm Alaska, and they were
referred to the committee on credentials.
Congressman T. J. Campbell, of New
York, sent up to the dwk, so that it
might be read, a long preamble and res
olutions prepared by himself and signed
y a large number ot prominent Uemo
rsu. The resolution decUred that the
perpetuity of the republic demands tho
mfurcement of the Monroe doctrine in
ill it length and breadth, and that ter
ritorial aggrandisement by foreign pow
in in America should be discouraged
nd discountenanced by every menns in
.he power of the United State Govern
ment, so that it I highly wise that this
republic should maintain friendly rela
tion with our sister republics, Mexico,
Central and South America, and wi;h
ther home-ruled power of America,
ind that we should extend to them our
friendly aid to maintain themselves and
protect themselves against I he encroacb
tteot of foreign power and that if
leoeasary to maintain our supremacy on
this continent, the republic of the United
State should be prepared to declare and
maintain our authority by every mesne
in the power of the great nation. The
resolutions also contsined resolution
providing that it be presented to the con
vention in order to call the attention or
this great body of Democrat to this
great question. It wa referred to the
sommiitee on resolutions without debate.
Mr. MaUory, of Florida, offered the
following resolution which was referred
to the committee on resolution:
-Keolved, lbst this committee here
by approves and indorse the principle of
arm rciorm enunciated by rresiJent
Cleveland in hi first message to the
present Congnss, and to the policy rec
ommended by him for the practical ap
plication of those principles to the Gov
ernment, we give our unqualified and
univer-al aupjiort." The mention ot
Cleveland's name was the signal for a
round of applause which again broko
out, a the reading of the resolution wss
The chairman then called for report
from the committee of organization. Mr.
Casaidy, of Pennsylvania, its chairman,
reported that it had nnanimouslv agreed
up n Gen. Patrick A. Ollins, of Mass
emmet's, fur permanent chairman. II.
IL Jngers ill, of Tenncnaoe, was recom
mended a secretary, and one delegate
from each state rs vice-president and one
as assistant secretary. They were
elected. Chairman White said:
"Thanking you for the favor you
have extended tome, and your indulgeure
accorded me so far in the proceedings of
this great convention, I take pleasure in
Introducing to your permanent presiding
officer, lion. Pstrick A. Collins, ot Mas
sachusetts." Mr. White then passed over to Mr.
Collin the silver gavel and retired.
There was another burst of spplause, and
when U had subsided Mr. Collins ad
dressed th convention. Mr. Collina
spoke in voice, which although not
great in volume, wa sufficiently clear and
distinct to enable him to b heard in ev
ery portion 9f the hall.
The chairman announced that the sec
retary would read petition for tho con
sideration of the convent ion. The paper
proved to be a request from the Woman'
convention recently held in Washington,
slating that two of its member had been
appointed to make short talk to th
convention on behalf of tho women of
America. This request wss accompanied
by promise that if it wen granted by
th convention th re present ati vet of th
woman's org miration would occupy the
attention of the convention for ten min
utes. The communication wa signed
trv Virciui L Miner and E. A. M-nv
weather, Mr. J. 3. O'Donobne, of New
York, moved that tho women bo heard,
nd it was agreed to. Congressman T.
J. Campbell, of Now York arose snd pres
etted a resolution. which he asked be read.
Tho chair ruled that tinder th rule adopt
ed by th 3 convention, resolution
should go to th oominitte on
resolutions. without dibaU. Mr,
Collin asked unanimous consent, hut
objection wns mad by Sew York dele
gate, and further ohjisctcd to by other.
Mr. Colliut Inthwd that the subject mat
ter of th resolutions did not relate to th
Platform, tod therefor did tot com uo
3er tEe restrictions of the rule adopted.
Objection was made by Mr. Wells, of
Wibconsi i, who subsequently withdrew
it, snd the resolution w read. Th i res
olution was as follow and was adopted
by arjsing vote: Resolved, That this
convention takes occasion to express it
unfeigned sorrow at the serious and dan
gerous illness of Gen. Phil Sheridan, Ap
plause, and to him whose coble and val
iant deeds will ever be enshrined in the
heart of his countrymen, we extend our
sincere sympathy,,, We earnestly trust
thit the great soldier and distinguished
patriot will meet with speedy recovery,
and that Divine Providence may spore
him to this nation for many years to
come. Resolved, That a copy ot these
resolutionsbe forwarded to Gen, Sheridan
as expressive of the heartfelt sntiment
of the democracy of the United States.
Cheers. Mr. Campbell asked for unan
imous consent for the adoption of the
resolutions. The resolutions were adopt
ed by a rh-ing vote with three hcaity
cheers for the gallant soldier who is now
engaged in his most duspera e campaign.
Mm. Merriweathcr theu mounted tlio
platform, and was received with applause.
She said that she was delegated to sale
that this treat fonventicn help to make
the practice of this nation conform to its
Srinciples of universal suffrage. Mrs.
urriweathrr's voice was not strong
enough to fill the hall, and she was fre
quently interrupted with crieji of
"Louder!" and the band struck up an air
before she had cont luded, but she rem allied
pluckily at her po-t until her time ex
pired. When Alabama was called, on
the call of states, the chairmin said his
state desired to give way to New York.
The convention applauded t this an
nouncement, and when the New York
delegation presented the name of Daniel
Dougherty to make the nomination the
great hall rang with cheers, which were
prolonged and grew in volume for nearly
a minute, until Mr. Dougherty mounted
the platform, when it was redoubled, and
as soon as he could be heard, Sir. Dough
erty said, addressing the convention at
lengtn: "1 greet you my countryman,
with fraternal regards. In your pres
ence I bow to the majesty of the people.
The sight itself is inspiring, though sub
lime. You come from every state and
territory, from every nook and comer of
our ocean-bound continent, covering the
country. You are about to discharge,
more than an imperial duty, with the
simplest ceremoniul." In conclusion be
said, "I nominate Grover Cleveland, of
New York." 3Ir. Dougherty's speech
wa delivered with effect, in hi best
style, and aroused unbounded enthusiasm
When he mentioned tho name of
Grover Cleveland, or referred to hi
public act and utterances, the conven
tion fairly shouted itself hoarse. Dele
gates mounted chairs, waved their hats,
their canes, and handkerchiefs. Ten
thousand spectators joined in the
applause, ana a band in the cast gallery
bellied alorg with horns and drums, but
their blare and noise could scarcely be
heard above the general dm. It aroused
the enthusiasm of the convention to fe
ver heat for the first time during Us pro
ceedings. The hall was filled with cheer
on cheer, and the great body of people
in the auditoiium, balcony and gallery
arose aod stood shouting at the top of its
voice till the din became almost deafen
ing. Hats were thrown in the air, red
bandanas waved from t thousand hands,
and white, black and gray hats were
fraotically thrust upon points of cane and
waved until the owners became ex
hausted. Some one on the stage crowned
the bust of the Pre-idcnt on the left of
the chairman witn laurel wreath, which
wa the signal for even a wider burst of
bout and cheer than before. Although
the full band ot xty piece was in full
blast all this time, rot a sound from
it trumpet could be heard. The
climax of this great scene was reached
when the banntrs of all the dates were
borne by delegate to the New York
standard and draped aliout it. At this
the enthusiasm was unbounded. Specta
tor and delegates tore tho red, white
and blue bunting from the pilar and
from the face of the balconies and waved
these improvised bandanas all over the
rail with grent vigor for ten minutes.
Thi remarkable outburst did not cease
until everybody was absolutely exhaust
ed. It was twenty-four minutes before
the chair was able to regain tu? control
of tho convention.
The chair put the question and there
waa returned from the convention a thun
dering cheer of yeas. The chair, there
fore, announced that Grovcr Cleveland,
having received a unanimous vote, was
tho candidate of the Democratic party for
the office of President of the United
State. Before the call of tho roll of
state on Mr. Yoorhccst motion was com
pleted, it wss evident that it would have
large majority, and at the suggestion of
th chair, the convention, by unanimous
consent, agreed to suspend the call and
agreed to th motion; and tho chair, at
1:30 announced that the convention
stood adjourned until Thursday morn
ing. DIFFERENCE IN SENTIMENT.
Th celebration of th anniversary of
the birth of Queen Victoria took place
an Saturday. The weather wa bright
and clear. Tho most notable features of
the celebration wero the reviews of the
troop. At Limerick, Irelnd, the troop
cheered in honor of the Queen' birthday.
A crowd which bad assembled outside
the barracks immediately responded with
cheer for William O'Brien and the plan
Tan Emperor and Empress of Germany
J rave hi an opto carri to GronawaU,
wbr th Emperor paid his first visit to th
foeojotani smc th funeral of to late Em
psror William. Kaesliaf beside th coffin
of his father Bis Majesty ffrd p silent
HOW C0NGAES3 13 SPENDING
ITS TIKE AND ENEEGY.
OFFICIAL ACTS OP TDK PRESIDENT AP
POINTMENTS AND REMOVALS WHERE
TUB NATION'S MOtfEI GOES GOSSIP.
In the Senate, immediately after the
reading of the journal, on Wednesday, a
brief executive session was held. All
pension bills on the calendar 110
were posted, sixty-four of them being
ilouie bills, besides a consideiable num
ber of other bills affecting local inter
ests. . . , After some unimportant busiucs
the !,'ou-:e went into a committee of the
whole on the tariff bilL The clerk read
tho pending paragraph, 'pickets and
palings," hich Mr. McKiuley, of Ohio,
immediately moved to strike out. The
motion was rejected. A general tariff
discussion followed and without action
upon the amendment tho committee rose.
The House immediately went again i..to
committee of the whole to act upon Senate
amendments to the Indian impropriation
bill. .These were generally uon-concurr-ed
in. The committee rose and the bill
was sent to conference.
The Senate took up the diplomatic and
consular appropriation bill, and amend
ments were adopted increasing some sal
aries. An item ot ?a,uuu was mscneu
for salaries and expenses of a scientific
mininiikinn tfl invCKtwntfi the ConsO ba
sin. An amendment offered by Mr. Call
to increase the salary of the minister res
ident and consul general to Paraguay
and Uruguay from $3,000 to $7,000
started a louor debate, and was finally
mnrlnrlftil on a noint of order.... The
demand for the regular order rut off the
usual ''consent" business in the House.
Mr. Dobble, of South Carolina, from
the committee on public buildings, re
ported back the Allentown public build
ing bill, (vetoed by the President), with
the recommendation that it be passed,
notwithstanding the Picsidcnt' action.
Placed on the calendar. The House then
went into the committee ot the whole
on the taiiff. The speaker pro. tern,
laid before the House a message from the
President, returning without his approval
bills fuT the election of a public building
at Bar Harbor, Me., and for the purchase
of additional ground for the buildicg at
Council Bluffs, Iowa.
On 3fondav, tho Senate proceeded to
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Iuie couBiueraiiou vi ii-ia vu uuru
dur, and passed, among otheis, the fol
lowing bills: liouse oiu so auiuurizc
the county nf Laurcus, in Georgia, to
construct a bridge across tho Oconee
Itiver at Dublin, Go. Senate bill appro
priating f 00,000 for the extension of the
public building at Lynchburg, Va.
Senate bill grunting the right of way to
the Mobile & Birmingham Hailwayncrocs
Mount Vernon arsenal reservation, in
Mobile county, Ala. Senate bill appro
priating $8,000 for an addition to the
public building at Jackson, 31iss. The
Senate at 4 o'clock adjourned,
Laving pas?ed in all seventy-eight bills,
forty of which were pension bills.
A bill was introduced in tho nouse,
by Mr. Oates, of Alabama, to restrict the
immigration of foreigners into the United
States. It also imposes a tax of twenty
five dollsts on each Immigrant. Diplo
matic representatives are excepted.
Gen. Sheridan's condition is bitter
now than it has been for the p.ist two
The sub-committee of thi House Com
merce Committee has made favorable
report on the bill for a liht-house at
Dog Wand, Fla.
Mrs. Cleveland denounces as "hoartlets
lie." the statement made by Rev. Mr.
Pendleton of Worcester, Mass., that the
Prexidcnt had misused her.
The scry Intent report from the bedside
of Gen. Hhcikinn i unfavorable, and a
decided change from his condition in the
b.tter part of lat week, v. hen h s ralltul
tinil.T ilin Inmiinition of the news that
Congrs bad raised his rank to tb it i-f
full general, cjuul U lite honor conurreu
on Gen. Grant.
Within a day or two, the Washington
JTW and the tl'mtl Jlrpubluim M
cease to exist. It is understood that the
two jtapers are to be purchased by a syn
dicate, headed by Wm. Henry Smith, of
Chicago, inaiiager of the Asociutd
Pros. Hi associate are known to be
Whitelaw Held, of the Xew Yotk Tri
bunt; Richard Smith, of the
Cincinnati Commercial- Gt'xttt, and Wil
liam Walter Phelps, of New Jersey. The
plant of the two papers will be moved
into one and run as an independent re
publican paper. A Jet, nothing is
known as to what the name of tho paper
Th weather crop bulletin issued by
th Signal Office says: Tho weather
through th week has been trent rally
favorable for all crnp in tho state of
the Mississippi, Ohio and Missouri valley,
where the crop condition hav doubt lem
improved, although in tho extreme
northern Mate the temperature lias been
too low fur rapid growth. Pottion of
Michigan report too much rain for com,
and some dt.n.O'.o from hail is reported
from Kansas. The tendon is well ad
vanced in TtnmsM-e and S"Uth Carolina,
whero harvesting should be in progress.
The weather conditio have particular
ly favored lha crop io the former state,
but not so much in the latter. In th
state on the Atlantic cot, excrwire
rains and almmt total clomiiuess have
not been farorablo for rapid growth and
hay delayed f Iaaifrg in sou localities.
It la better to be noltj mnem'vrtf
Urti Boh' j Hfi.
INTEEESTIXG FACTS BRIEFED
FOB BUSY HUMANITY.
MOVEMENTS IN RELIGIOUS, TEMPERANCE,
MASONIC AND SOCIAL CIRCLES FIBES,
ACCIDENTS INDUSTRIAL PKOUBESs.
Mr. H. B. Tulane, Mrs. J. A. Butes,
and Mrs. L. V. Kidd, of WetumpUa,
Ala., have returned from Princeton, Now
Jersey, wheie they went to attend a ct
tleim nt of the estate of the late Paul
Tulane. A partial settlement of the es
tate was made, and as heirs of Paul Tu
lane they received a half million do lara
equally divided between the three. '
Michael Duffy, the oldest member of
the Moatgomery police force, died on
Monday, lie was a native of Ireland,
and has been in the service of the city
for thirty years, except when in the
Confcdciate army. He was corporal of
the Montgomery Greys, and fought gal
lantly from Manassas to Appomattox,
receiving eighteen wounds. At Appo
mattox he tore the colors of the 8xth
Regiment Alabama Volunteers from the
ttaff, wrapped them around his body and
brought them home.
Prof. A. Q. Holliday, from tho Uni
versity of Virginia and University ol
Berlin, and president oi tho State Agri
cultuial College of Floiida. bus been
elected a fellow of the Royal Society of
Science, Letters and Art of London,
Dr. Eenworthy, the health officer of
Jack-onville, slated that George
Hughes supplied ma store recently wan
a soda-water fuuntain costing (3,400. A
child drauk some of the water and was
made very ill; and Mr. Hughes directed
his attention to the fact, and insisted
upon an analysis being made. A small
quantity of lemon-syrup was drawn from
one oi the taps and tested by Jfroi,
Lyncs, who made tests determining be
yond question the presence of tin as a
staunous sa t in the specimen ot syrup,
The heilth officer stated that he found
verdigris (subacetate of copper) in a
number of the faucets, and in connection
with the analyses of Prof. Lync he
couuemoeu the. costly fountain.
A larae number of dealer have been
arrested by the Atlanta police for selling
Peter Brown, a colorel man, was
shot in Savannah, by Policeman Quinn,
while stealing brasses from the Central
The one hundreth anniversary of the or-
gauizntion of the Presbvterian chuich in
the United States, wilt be celebrated in
Atlanta June 12-14.
Representatives of the Confederate
Survivors, of Fulton county, and the
Grand Army of the Republic met on
Tuesday in the office of the Piedmont
Exposition, in Atlanta, and accepted the
invitation of the Army of the Potomac
to meet at Gettysburg in July. Gen. J.
R. Lewis, a one-armed officer of the U.
S. A., presided. It was unanimously
resolved, on motion of a Federal sold it r,
that the pnrty go as "Georgia Veterans,"
without distinction on which side they
fought. Col. Lowndts Calhoun, the
ordinary of Fulton county, is chairman
of the committee of arrangements, and
the Gate City Guard go as escort.
One of the mo-t terriSc cyclone that
his ever visited that section parsed nar
Milton, Saturday evening. The length of
the track wasabout twenty-five miles and
five hundred yards wide. The destruc
tion and devastation was immense.
Whole plantations of recently planted
corn and tobacco were wiped out an'
buckets full of hailstones, as large u
guiueaeges, could be easily gathered,
and tho weather has since been so coU!
that bail is still seen on the ground and
people urn sitting by fire. Tho woods
are ttrcwed with green leaves like the
fall of dry leaves in Autumn.
Mr. W. F. Gordon, Jr., has been ap
pointed chief i npin-er of the S. A. and
O. Railroad w ith headquarters at Bristol.
Charles Winn, son of a prominent cit
izen of Chattanooga, while crossing the
track of the Alabama & Great Southern
Railway, in the southern part of the city
on Wednesday, was run over by train
and instantly killed. His body w:.
United States officials have succeeded
in capturing Fred Fowli-r and Williair
Ferguson, two member of a counterfeit
ers' gang who have been working the sec
tion around Chattanooga for over twe
month. It is estimated that there is up
ward of fifteen thousand dollars ic
counterfeit coin now in circulation, be
sides a large number of five dollar silvci
Another shooting affray occurred k
Paris on Monday, in which Dudley Por
ter, son of ex-Governor James D. Porter,
was killed. It was a sequel to the quar
rel in which Will Edmondson scriourly
wounded Kiuncy Porter, tho 5th of lout
Apiil. Krnncy Porter had recovered,
and he and Dudley were together. Kin
ney shot at Etlmoudsn, who returned the
fire, killing Dudley Poiter dead.
G. B. George, manager of the Joicph
Davis shoe comjiany, of Lynn, Mai.,
(contractor for convict Inbor in the Vir
ginia penitentiary), committed sulci loin
tho penitentiary yard at Richmond by
shoot ng himself in tho temple. The
act is attributed to temporary mental
aberration. The decerned was fifty-nine
years old, a native of Massachusetts, and
leave a wife and son.
PRACTICAL AND SEASONABLE
W0EE3 TO FARMERS.
SOMETOTXO ABOUT GRASSES, BEES, BOIL,
HORBEB, CROPS, JOHNSON ORABS, rim,
AND MAKING DOMESTIC WlXEB.
It is an excellent idea to put broken
land in Bermuda and burr clover.
Prof. Cook, of Michigan, says that no
one variety of bees possess uli the good
qualities, but that we must cross tne uesi
g'jrts. and thus eliminate tho undesirable
characteristics and promote tho good.
A South Georgia man complaining of
mites lufesting everything on his place,
a friend suFguts tha Chalking of table
lefia, the floor, etc., 0 certain species of
ants will not cross a chalk line properly
The best toil for the watermelon is a
liijht, warm, sandy, loam, and if newly
cleared, or having not been planted for
three vears previous in melons, so much
the better. Whatever tends to compact
tho soil, whether rainy weather or a de
ficiency of vcgetablo matter, is detri
mental to the crop.
Says a Tenuessee horse-breeder: "Th
large mares are the thing; the large torso
for a cross will prove worthless; but th
large mares, crossed for three generation
on tho pure thorough-bred will get bet
ter all the way.
The proper cultivation of the crop al
ready planted, and the planting of addi
tional side crops, will demand all the en
ergies of the farmer during tho month ot
June. The grass that givi s most trouble
is tint whicli comes up during the latter
part of April and throughout tho month
Plantings of the usual for.ico crop
may be continued throughout the month.
It is a good time to commence preparing
spare grounds for theplantinrof turnips,
barley, rye, Jucern, etc., in July, August
and September. Previous good prepa
ration of the ground is about as iudis
pecsable as manure in making a crop of
In killing out Johnson grass there i tv
right time and a wrong time to attempt
it. In any other Summer months than.
July and August, plowing cultivate it.
In July, the tap decendstothe roots and
they become full of moisture. Then take
a two-horse plow, keeping the point
sharp, and break up the ground to the
depth of ix inches (eight if possible),
leaving as far as you can the turf stand
upon its edge. The sun and rain take1
the catth from the roots so exposed and;
th y sooa die. '
If a pig has tho thumps, separata
him from tUe rest If he be large enoughi
to drink slop or milk, dissolve one-fourthi
of a teuspoonfol of ratbonate of ammo-'
nia in a pint of milk and let him drink
it. Also, give him ten drops to thirty
droi s of the tincture of digital' every
two hours, and allow no other food for
three or ftur days.
It is a mistake to consider the de
struction of grass and weeds ss the only
abject in view in plowing and hoeing a
crop of corn or cotton. If there wero
no grass or weeds, it would still be ne
cessary to stir the surface s'.il, in order
that the rootlets may easily penetrate it
in search of plant food, and so that tho
air rray enter laden with its store cf car
bonic acid, nitrogen and nio t:ir.
To make good wine, to tac'i gallon of.
ripe berries add one qttan of boiling
water; mash tho bcrr cs and let them
stand tweiity-f .ur hours; then express
the juice, strain and add two and a half
pounds of white sugar to each gillon.
Put in a cask or jog snd rover th
bung hole or mouth with a thin cloth.
Keep the ves 1 full from some of the
juice reserved for that purpose. When
fermentation bus ceased, bung or cork
tightly, or draw off ioto bottles and cork
well. Wine may be ma le f mm ripe wild
gripes. Pre tho ju;ce from the grapes,
add one gallon of water to the pomao
for every two gallons of juice alivady ob
tained ; let stand twenty-f ur hours snd
then press the pomace again and add tb
two runs together and sufficient white
sugar to cause a fresh hen cgs to float and
show a circle the size of a dime. Thi
will require from two to three pounds of
sugar for each gallon. Then put into a
barrel or jug nnd proceed as for black
lurry wine Ton main clear the wine
should not be tattled until next March.
Athnta, On,, Fouthtrn Cultivator.
Ex-President Jefferson Daviscclebratcd
the eightieth anniversary of his birth on
Sunday at his home. Beau voir, Mis.
His house was fillc I with flowers sent by
his cclghliors. Mr. Davis received in
erson thoe who called. Ho also, re
ceived large number of congratulatory
letters from old army and political Mends.
He expressed kindly solicitude for too
health of Gen. Sheridan, to whom, s
secretary of war, he gave hts first com
mission si lieutenant in the a nay.
A statue of Caribaldi, the Italian pv
Iriot and liberator, wo unvei ed ia
Washington square, In New York oi
Monday. The monument wa paid for
by popular subscription of tho country
men of Garibaldi and the donation
tanged from five cent to a thousand dol
lars. Mayor He itt, in a shot t address, ,
accepted it on behalf of the city. "
MET A DEFEAT.
Gen. Boulansor attempted en Monday
In tb Finth Parliament to ft t the corn
stl'U'ion tcvited, and in his speech,
claimed Frat.cc could gd along without!
a president. The gcu rd's tn tioa was,
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