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T. 1. OUO&MK, kUsisu. Hiini, UIC8U CL EYAlJL ALONG T11E COAST. Interesting Occurrences From all Over the Coast. NEWS OF THE WvEK CONDENSED. Member of MIimUumu Jottings BrleSy aa Oartly Told .la This Colama.1 An asbestos ledge baa beeu unearthed near Mesa Grande. Santa Monioa'a $15,000 school bond issue carried by a Tote of 155 to 20. Lompoc, iu Santa Barbara county report new oil prospect just disoov ered. ! Riverside connty expects to produce 1.000,000 sack of wheat and barley thii year. Tbe Bakersfield Ecbo advocates the establishment of a trout farm in Kern river, in canyon not far from Bukera field. The Murphy-Grant property, corner of Bush and Sansome streets, Ban Francisco, baa been sold to the Luning estate for (80,000. Lodi apricot growers are receiving five and a half and six cents for their crops, in sacks. Moorparks command eight and nine cents. Jaoob Wilson, who came to Stock ton, Cal., as a tramp, has just inherited part of a 115,000,000 state left by his father in New York. Tbe San Diego M. & M. will con sider the proposition of a lower coast Mexioan steamer line. Los Angeles is at present working for the same end. Fixe has destroyed the Morgan House on npper Main street, in Grass Valley. Only a few pieoes of furniture were saved. The building was insured for 2,600. George T. Parr, representative of G. W. McNear of San Franoisoo, at De lano, purchased $30,000 worth of wheat at Delano duriDg the mouth of August. The Rose Tournament Association at Pasadena, in its annual report shows total receipts of $1006.76, and disburs ments of $1051.62. Tbe tournament is to be continued. D. W. Swift of Clovis, Fresno county, was oonvioted of praotioing medioine with out a license, and is now serving twenty-five days in tbe county jail therefor. Tbe Delhi creamery near Santa Ana, the third to be established in Orange county, bas been formally opened. It has a separating capaoity of 85,000 pounds of milk an hour. The Coburn sawmill on Upper Tale river will close down, owing to the low price at wbioh lumber is selling at Porterville and Lindsay, the points the mill is expected to supply. The State Bureau of Highways has addressed the Board of Supervisors on the subject of a new boulevard to con nect San Mateo county with the fa mous Balboa boulevard at San Fran cisco. Captain James E. Wright, master of the schooner Nereid of San Diego, has been found guilty of smuggling seven coolies from Ensenada into the United States and landing them at San Juan Capistrano. John Kelso, a sub-oontraotcr on the new Postotnoe site at San Francisco, has been arrested on a charge of vio lating the National Eight-Hour law. Kelso will be prosecuted by the central labor bodies. James Elven, a deck hand on the river steamer Ocean Wave, at Port land, Oregon, while casting on the fenders preparatory to the steamer's making a landing, fell into the river and was drowned. Wine grape growers about Pasadena have pledged themselves not to sell grapes for less than $13, pending the investigations of the committee which is to report rate on wbioh it is hoped that the growers of Sonthern Califor nia will unite. There are no fish in Crater lake, Or. , the deepest fresh water lake in the world, and the Government has de cided to stock it with trout. The na tives nsed to say that tbe lake was bottomless, but soundings have shown its greatest depth to be 2000 feet. Benjamin Zoeckler, of Phoenix, Ari zona, one of tbe most extensive cattle dealers in tbe Southwest, killed him self by a pistol shot back of the ear. Business reverses had depressed Zoeck ler for a month past, and bis suicide is attributed to despondency. A co-operative fruit evaporator and cannery in Azusa is one of the possi bilities of the immediate future. A small experimental evaporator has been in use for two years and has proved successful. A feature of the work is the evaporation of vegetables. Commanuor Booth-Tucker of the Salvation Army will arrive in San Francisoo shortly for the purpose of viewing the land secured for coloniza tion purpose in Monterey county. In the meantime the Citizens' Commit tee will endeavor to raise the $10,000 neoessary to secure tbe success of the project. Sigmund Morris, who is said to be wanted by the Federal authorities in Brooklyn, N. Y., for an alleged illegal use of tbe mails in connection with a frandulently directory scheme,! ap peared before Commisioner Heaoook, and waiving preliminary examination, was held to answer, and will be taken hast immediately. Tbe Supreme Court at San Franoisoo has decided that the buildings and im provements on tbe Lincoln Sohool lots at Fifth and Market streets, in that oity, belong to the school department, and not to individuals who ereoted them. By the decision, which reverses the judgment of tbe Superior Court, the city is enriched by $100,000. The Board of Fire Underwriters of tbe Paciflo bas adopted a new system of ratting insurance premiums which will be put in force in all the towns of tbe coast. The new system it a per fection of what is called the mercan tile system. A result of its adoption will be a reduction of premiums and a general readjustment of rates. Tbe Duarte-Monrovia Fruit Ex change this year shipped 62,460 boxes of oranges, receiving tbeiefor $76,383- .88 net cash paid to growers, $56,162- 66. Tbe oost of handling the fruit was reduced cents per box. Tbe exchange also bandied 138 tons of apri oot for its members, paying, after de ducting all expenses, $S. 13 per ton. Foreclosure proceedings are under way against the Redondo Beach proper ty, involving tbe largest forolosure ever effected in Los Angeles, exoept the old cable railway. Tbe atuuuut asked is over $000,000.. Judge Lamme and E. E. Milliken are attorneys for tbe plaintiffs, and E. K. Blades, attor ney, in tbe Stowell Block, is tbe com missioner appointed by tbe court to sell the property. The forest fires which started on the Brown ranch in the upper Carinel val ley, near Monterey, about two weeks ago, aud which has raged constantly since, destroying valuable timber, as well as grain, stock pasturage, barns and other ranch bnildings, has finally been controlled. The fire extended over an area of more than thirty square miles and caused great loss to the ranches in the district. The first car of raisins for the season of 1807 was recently snipped to Phila delpbia from Fresno by Cbaddock & Co. This is a very early shipment. The indications are for a short crop and increased pi ices, which oause con siderable friction between packers, and growers. Just now the growers, who control tbe situation, demand 8)$' to 4o per pound cash in the sweat boxes, wbioh is being met slowly by the buy ers. NEWS NOTES. Seven persons were fatally poisoned recently iu Calloway county, Ken tucky, by eating a poisoned melon stolen from a neighbor's melon patch. Residents of Wheeling, West Vir ginia, have recently presented the gun boat Wheeling, now completed at San Francisoo, with an elegant silver and crystal service. A special to the Denver, Colorado, Times from Washington Bays: There is just now a large demand upon tbe Treasury Department for small coins to assist in tbe movement of crops. Tbe National Executive Board of the United Mine Workers have agreed to recommend to the miners a propo sition of the mine operators at Pitts burg to pay sixty -five cents a ton until tbe end of the year. The Treasury Department bas con cluded that it cannot legally enforce the provisions of the Dingley tariff law forbidding the insertion of prize coupons and other gift devices iu pack agesaof cigarettes and smoking tobacco. A proposition has been made to ob tain from the Federal Government the collection of Grant relics piesented to the National Museum in New York by Mrs. Grant and deposit them in the large room in tbe northeast oorner of the mausoleum. In some of the mining districts of the eastern States the strike is prao tioally ended. The plan now is for tbe miners to return to work at tbe rate of 64 cents per ton, and continue at work during the time that the set tlement by arbitration is pending. A Wiohita, Kansas, man bas in vented an appliance which he says is to be attached to brooms used in hos pitals. It is a tank to hold disinfec tants, and is so arranged that the stroke of the broom feeds the liquid to the straws, distributing it regularly as the broom is drawn over the floor. The Bank of Durand at Rooksford, 111. , has closed its doors, and Charles A. Norton, cashier and general man ager of the institution, has disap peared. He is said to have forged the names of prominent farmers to twenty seven notes for various amounts. The bank bad deposits amounting to about $30,000. Charles W. Caryl, a prominent min ing man of Denver, Col., proposes to present to tbe miners' meeting in Chi cago the latter part of the present month a S3heuie for the solution of tbe labor problem. Mr. Caryl proposes to incorporate a oompany with a capi tal of $10,000,000, which is to engage in all kinds of productive industry. Stock is to be sold at par and money is also to be raised by tbe sale of bonds, due in twenty-five years, bearing 6 per cent intorest and payable in gold. Deciduous Pruning. Pruning deoiduons fruit trees is a subject generally treated of during the winter months, says the California Fruit Grower. That we may "prune whenever the knife is sharp," or when ever there is no fruit ready to pick, should be considered an axiom in hor ticulture. This is modified, like all other methods, aooording to environ ment. In California, where hot, dry summers prevail, trees may be pruned while in leaf with less chances of in jury than where summer rains are fre quent. This again must be modified where water is supplied artificially, as in the irrigated districts. The ourrent season's growth should never be cut baok exoept when dor mant. To shorten in tbe growing shoots in the summer will merely cause buds to "break" lower down, with a resulting bush of weak laterals. Where these shoots are too thick and crowded they may be cut out entirely, next to the older wood. Tbe Milwaukee Journal says that, in furtherance of a soheme whioh the Westinghouse Eleotrio Company of Pittsburgh and the Baldwin Locomo tive Works Company of Philadelphia planned a year ago, to absorb all of the more important independent man ufactories of eleotrio dynamos and mo tors, the combination, under tbe name of the Westinghouse Eleotrio and Man nfacturing Company, hai bought out the interests of tbe Gibbs Electric Company of Milwaukee. The consid eration is said to be $50,000. As a result of a raid on a moonshine. distillery in tbe mountains of Pope oounty, Arkansas, two officers wore killed, two mortally wounded, and the remaining two of tbe posse are either dead or in the bands of the bandits. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. Condensed Telegraphic Reports of Late Events. BRIEF SPARKS FROM THE WIRES. Bad get ml Hawi Par Kaay Dlgeetlea All Parts of the Country Bearaeaated Interesting I tarns. There are now 14,650 boxes of lemons on tbe way to New York from Mediterranean points. Tbe first oargo of corn to be shipped to Frauce for years was taken out from Philadelphia recently. A fire originating in a lumber mill nearly destroyed tbe town of Cairo, in West Virginia. Tbe loss ia $50,- 000. The Falls Company, manufacturers of cotton goodd, at Norwich, Conn have started up on full time, giving employment to 600 hands. Tbe Washington woolen mills at Fredericksburg, Va., will voluntarily advance the wages of a large number of operatives ten per cent. Dennie, Deegan and Cowdeu have sold tbeii gold mine in Humboldt oounty, Nevada, to J. W. Brim of Williams, Cal., for $16,000. Fire bas destroyed ten business houses and one residence in Hillsboro, Iowa, leaving only two business bouses standing. Loss, $60,000; insurance, $-.20,000. The government has out off all rations to tbe Apacbe Indians, except flour, and now there is danger of an Indian uprising in Arizona and New Mexico. Secretary Alger bas ordered three corps of cavalry from Fort Apache to the Zuni Indian oonntry in New Mex ico. A religious outbreak there threatens lawlessness. A great deal of damage was caused at Middleton, N. Y., by a cloudburst. Tbe rain came down in torrents. Cel lars were filled, and sewers are beyond their capaoity. The burning ol a furniture ware house in Pittsburg, Penn., caused a damage to the building and adjoining property estimated at $165,000. Two fiermen were killed by falling walls. Mi's. Frances Key Howard, tbe daughter of Franois Scott Key, author of the "Star Spangled Banner," died recently in Wheeling, West Virginia, at the age of 79 years. Mrs. Howard was the last survivor of the family of Franois Scott Key. During the past week sixteen iron works and fifteen woolen mills have started up, and the prices in steel are said to be growing stronger. The bank clearings during tbe week show an in crease of forty percent over the corres ponding week of last year. The suspension of Parker, Sampson, Adams & Co., a boot and shoe whole sale house of Boston, is announced. The oompany organized in January, 1811(1, with $100,000 capital, but suffered heavily from over-buying and losses through unwise credits. The Bureau of American Reputlios at Washington will issue a bulletin on the Nioaraguan Canal in a few days. Directors Smith, the author of tbe bulletin, states that he believes the present administration will prosecute the Nioafangan Canal enterprise. Wild horses have become a nuisance in Northern Arizona, and Attorney General Fraser has been asked if they may not be legally slaughtered. They have rapidly increased in number, and have become wilder than deer and vicious as well. The matter bas been referred tJ the Livestock Board. Up to the first of August, 1960 oar loads of California fruit had beeu shipped this season to eastern points, as against 1405 carloads last yar. The following cities took 30 carloads or over: New York, 299; Chicago, 186; Philadelphia, 74; Omaha, 63; Minne apolis, 41; Denver, 30; Montreal, 30. Unless the Colorado Midland and Denver and Rio Grande railroads agree to reduce the freight rates on silver ore from Aspen to Denver it is prob able that all of the big silver-producing properties of the rich Aspen dis trict will be closed down. Tbe mine- owners feel confident that their request for lower rates will be favorably aoted upon. Tbe great Yerkes telescope at Chi cago bas unmasked sideral objects hitherto unseen. The great lens bas been fooussed into spaoe and tbe light gathering power of the glass has been proved perfect. It far surpasses tbe thirty-six-inoh lens of the Liok Obser vatory, and Professor Burnham says it is the most powerful telescope in tbe world. From present indications trouble will follow an attempt to eject tbe in trnders from the Cherokee Nation in Arkansas. When the Cherokee strip was sold the Government promised to put ont all the intruders, but upon one technicality or another, 6000 have managed to remain. Tbe Government bas decided to take a firm stand, how ever, and has ordered their removal forthwith. Agent Wisdom will un dertake the task at onoe. The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Idaho nullifying a majority of Idaho's laws may result in liberat ing a large number of convicts now in tbe penitentiary. Most of the orimi uals sent up since 1893 were oonvioted on information of tbe attorney with out indictment. Tbe aot providing for information passed in 1891 is said to be unconstitutional under the Supreme Court decision, and habeas corpus pro ceedings will secure freedom for a number of men. The Minister of Customs of Canada bas decided tbat heriafter petroleum imported in tank cars may be stored in bond in bulk. This is a conces sion to importer of American coal oil, as heretofore duty had to be paid on tbe entire consignment before the oil oould be stored away. Under tbe new system an importer can bring in 600 gallons at a time by tank oars, store it in bis warehouse, and pay tho duty as be disposes of it in barrel. FOHEIGN NEWS. General Asosxraga is to retire from tbe Spanish Premiership. Tbe Bank of Germany bas raised it rate of discount to 4 per cent. Tbe Egyptian cotton crop for tbe current year sx 684.390,000 pounds. A New York insurance oompany is gettinga'good deal of lucrative busi ness in China. 3Tbe Spanish Government is formn- lating ajilan to bring about tbe ban ishment of all anarchist from Spain. It is reported that tbe Spanish Gov ernment ia making an inspection of tbe coast defense of tbe United State. f A rebellion Is now in progress in tbe district of Yang-Chan, China. The malcontent are said to number 10,000. The bubonio plague bas broken out in tbe city of Foo-cbow, China, and the people are said to be dying very rapidly. Several tillage were destroyed and 600 people killed by a volcanic erup tion of Mount Mayan, in the Philippine islands. Baril, the Anarchist, who attempted to assassinate the Chief of Police at Barcelona, Spain, bas been sentenced to 40 years' imprisonment. Tbe petition, which has nearly 500 signatures, was circulated by the American Purity Alliance, of which Rev. Dr. Aaron Powell is president. The porter of the Paris bourse re cently died, leaving 000. He bad been years at a salary of got rich on "tips."' a fortune of $50, employed thirty $240 a year. He Tbe death is announced in London of Charles George Percival, seventh II- 1 - . 1 . . can ui r.ginoui. ine deceased was born June 15, 1845, and succeeded bis uncle tbe sixth Earl in 1874. Tbe schooner Sophia Sutherland, in charge of the South Sea Commercial company, bas left San Franoisoo for tbe South Sea Islands, where it is said rich mines of gold quartz are. A oompany has been formed in Sedalia, Missouri, to operate alleged fabulously rich placer and gold bear ing quartz mines iu the inland moun tain ranges on tbe Mexioan west coast. It is announce J in Madrid tbatanar. onists will no longer be allowed to land in Spain, and that the Govern ment will deport some to the Ameri can Republic, oi to a distant Spanish possession. ine oiuesi ixmaon theaters are: Drury Lane theater opened 1663; Sad ler's Wells, started as an orchestral as sembly-room in 1683; Haymarket, li2U; Covect Garden, 1732; and Ly oeum, 1795. Severe fighting continues between the Kurds and Armenians, on the Per sian frontier. It is stated that tbe Kurds were defeated in a reoent en gagement, with the loss of their leader and 300 men. The peace negotiations between the powers and Turkey have now been taken out of the hands of the ambassa ours, ana me oaninets oi the various countries interested will deal with tbe difficulty direct. A steamship line from tbe Gulf to theprinoipal points of Central America and the West Indies is to be put into operation by tbe Kansas City, Pitts burg and Gulf Railroad. The line will be in operation within thirtv or sixty days. The revolution in Uruguay seems to be in no way affected by the assassina tion of President Borda. Fighting continues, and the rebels claim that if the president's probable suocessor is elected, the ena of the revolution will be farther off than before. The Indian rebels that are oausing so much trouble for the English in Indlia are said to be welljarired with Liee-Aletlord and Martini rifles. The Sultan is manifesting great interest in the spread of the rebellion, and is kept informed by telegraph of every develop' ment in tbe situation. Ships of the English navy are raak ing trial of the coal lately discovered in Newfoundland, and the people of the provinoe are earnestly hoping wil meet tbe requirements, believing tbat the outcome would be tbe estab ushment of a British dockyard and naval station at St. John. A Japanese newspaper, published in Yokohama states that the Japanese commissioner to the conference to be held in Washington, on the sealing question, will be instructed to side with the representatives of the United States in plans for the protection of the seal herds of Alaskan waters. Mohammed Nouri Bey.Jof the Turk ish foreign offioe in Constantinople, states that the Armenian revolution ists are all pupils and proteges of tbe American mission sehools at Marsvan Hitlis, brzeroum and Van, and that t'i aotivity of these schools is a curse to both Armenia and Turkey. Tbe State Department is informed that the Dominion Government of Canada has rednced the fees of the dry dock at Kensington 60 per cent. matter of interest to the United States shipping on the Great Lakes. A pro test against tbe proposed State regal a tion of vioe in India, in the form of a petition bearing the names of promi nent men and women in many parts of the United States, bas been sent from New York to Queen Viotoria. The Customs Department of Canada has been advised that a firm in Jack son, Mich. , has been shipping forks rakes, eto. , made by prison labor into vauaaa. inpse classes or goods are prohibited under tbe new law. Col lectors of Customs have been advised to permit all goods from countries eu titled to preferential treatment to get tne Deuent or tbe reciprocal clause whether shipped direct or otherwise. The order does not applv to the United States. A rumor oomes from Alaskan sources to the effect that oertain United States commissioners, reoently sent into eastern Alaska, are there for the pur pose oi assuming oontrol of n larg portion oi tbe Klondike region. If the rumor proves oorreot, there will be serious trouble between the United States and Can ada. Telephone connection was formally opened recently between Minneapolis aud New York, Boston, Chicago, Phil adelpbia, Detroit, and other large oities. The wires worked well over the whole distance, although the atnios pherio conditions were not the best. FOR THE FARMERS. Some Interesting News for tbe Rural 1st SPOKEN OF IN THIS COLUMN. A Paw Seaslble Hlata ta Salt tha Basy AgrtcaltarUt Itaau That If ay Benefit aar Raadars. Praflta la Hoaejr. Freeh evidenoe is continually com ing to tbe front of tbe many opportun ities that are offered to home-seekers in California, says tbe Oakland Tri bune. It baa long sinoe been demon strated tbat a man with five sores of good land in California can clear np more than with a quarter of a section in tbe East. One of tbe least exploited of these small farm industries is as regards making boney. With practically perpetual summer and tbe ever-recurring blossoming of wild flowers, it is no task for tbe bees to store np tbe toothsome extract and tbe business takes a oomfortable little adjunct to a farmer's income. An idea of what can be done in this line bas just been given by an up-country farmer. "I took np bee culture," he said, '"be cause it was little trouble and paid good money. Three years ago I in vested $100 in bees and stands. This season my first crop of boney amounted to 650 cases of about four pounds to the case, my second crop will reaob two hundred pounds, my third two hundred, and my fourth one hundred the crops coming off respectively in the months of June, August, Septem ber and October. I get from eight to ten cents a pound for the boney and am not able to supply the demand. At an average of nine oents a pound this cleared np $243 a nice little side issue. Tbe business is in fact best adapted for small farms instead of be ing conducted on a large scale, for in order to make big profit, it would be necessary to keep such huge swarms of bees tbat the adjacent oonntry would have a bard time to furnish the neces sary material. With the industry going on a comparatively small scale at places scattered here and there, the bees would have plenty of territory to work on and there would be no question to tbe results. Let more of out Alameda oounty farmers go into the business. There is a permanent mar ket for the honey In San Franoisoo and no county in the State is better adapted for bee than ours, so why not take advantage of it? Protecting; Farming;. The United State Agrionltural De partment is doing a great deal of bard work to save tbe farmer from being fooled and defrauded in the purchase of seeds, says the S.F.Call. Attention should be called to this in order that the efforts of the government may be properly appreciated by the people they are trying to serve, and in order that farmers may be able to profit by the work performed. In some recent seed investigations it was discovered that thousands of pounds, probably tons, of grass and clover seed are annually shipped into tbe oonntry whioh are mixed with those of many kinds of injurious weeds. Not only are the old pests of the field thus sown and spread, but new varie ties of nuisances are being introduced. Paying high prices for this trash would be bad enough, but this is not the worst of it; tbe weeds onoe established on tbe farms are very diffioult to eradi cate and they beooire a permanent in jury to the land. A reoent report of tbe department mentions particularly in this regard a certain "German coffee berry," whioh is now being extensively advertised as an economical substitute for genuine coffee. This can be bought cheaply in many places where it is known as tbe oommon Soja bean. The necessity of caution in seed buy ing is made more plain by the state ment that some seedmen doing a large business will sometimes sell half a dozen different varieties of seed ont of the same bin. From this it can be realized how, by giving the same seed a multitude of names, the business of "novelty seeds" can be made to flour ish. This commendable work of tbe de partment in seed testing is of great magnitude. This year the experts have already made half a million tests. They have a collection of 16,000 vials of seeds from all over the world to aid them in identifying the foreign seeds shipped to this oonntry. Farmers should keep themselves posted about tbe results of these labors and buy only seeds recommended by competent au thority. Wheat Is King. The calculations reoently made of tbe probable gain to the farmer of Cal ifornia by the rise in wheat values need revisit n in view of the contin ued advance, and the promise that this advance will bold for the season, says the S. F. Examiner. Sinoe July in this market milling wheat has ad vanced 86 oents per oental, and ship ping qualities have had an almost equal lift As compared with last year at this date, wheat is worth 65 oents per cental more than on August 21, 1896. These are handsome figures, and their chief beauty lies in the fact tbat the farmer will this year reap tbe largest share of the benefit from tbe inorease. It is not an nnfair estimate to place the yield of California this year at 26,000,000 centals. That is some 2,000,000 centals less than last year' crop, aooording to the returns of the Department of Agrionlture. The report from the several counties in the State indicate loss and gain. Some counties show an increase and others the reverse. On the whole, the gains do not seem to offset the losses. At present prices, therefore, tbe wheat crop of California should be worth over $41,000,000, or neatly $16,000,000 more than a large crop was worth at this time last year. A difference ot $15,000,000 in the pockets of tbe farmer, comparing one year with an other, means a great deal. It is in faot the difference between bankruptcy and a oomfortable balanoe, for it is an ad mitted faot tbat the prices prevailing for tbe past five years have meant in solvency for wheat farmers. It bas so happened tbat even for a longer period wheat price nave stood at low level while tbe crop was in first hands. Tbi year tbe advance came in time to t belp tbe farmer rather than tbe spec ulators. Cltras B J F rod art. Sinoe it has become oertain tbat the exporting of Italian orange and lemon to tbe United State will be much decreased by tbe new tariff, says the Lc Angeles Times, the Italian are considering various mean oi re lieving tbe glnt of fruit which it i ex pected there will be in coming season. Among other suggestions, one Italian paper published in Catania ' urge that tbe Italian government assist in the establishment of great industrial estab lishment, where the crude lemon juice can be worked into citrate ot lime or crystallised citric acids, snd other similar products, by whioh means the market would be relieved of a vast quantity of poor lemons. Tbe follow ing resolution is suggested for tbe Ital ian Assembly to adopt: Considering tbat to solve tbe grave crisis, it would be efficacious to estab lish an industry which would withdraw from exportation the poorer qualities of the 3itru fruit and put them to use in tbe manufacture of products, de rived irom tbe raw material, tbe gov ernment ia prayed that whenever large establishment with that object in visw are started, there shall be accorded to tbem immunity from taxes for a period cf at least ten years, and tbat likewise. in justice and equity, tbe nine favor be granted to similar establishments already existing; and, Resolved, that a premium be awarded to that industrial establish ment manufacturing citrus products which shall best correspond with the plans of the council in the creation of new factor of activity likely to relieve the crisis. Hop Lice Spray. The following practical formula is given for an emulsion which will not injure the hop vines and will kill the lice: Cut np one-half pound of hard soap, put into a gallon of rain water and plaoe it on tbe stove, leaving it there until it comes to boiling point or until all tbe soap is dissolved. Tben remove to some convenient plaoe in the yard and add two gallons of kerosene. Tbe mixture should now be thoroughly stared with a syringe or force pump, or if a spraying apparatus is at band run tbe emulsion throned the snraver two or three times, or beat vigorously with a paddle for 15 or 20 minutes. When completed tbe emluison will look like thin buttermilk, and will ad here without oiliness to tbe surface of glass. Add 15 gallons of rain water for every gallon of emulsion, so the three gallons of emlnsion can be added to 45 gallons of rain water. If tbe emnl sion has not been thoroughly mixed gioDuieB oi on win separate and use to the surface of the emulsion and will produce white spots on the leavjs. Tbe most satisfactory way of applying tne emulsion is by means of a knap sack sprayer, whioh can be bought at a moderate price. The spray can be regulated to suit the needs of the operator and it is easily applied by walking between the rows. There also an attachment for reaching the vines where on high poles. Poultry Pointer. The color of the oomb bas more to do with the laying of the fowl than tne size. We have never notioed tbat Wyandottes with small combs were inferior layers to those with very large combs. Redcaps have tbe most mag uinoeni comos, as iar as size is con cerneu, of all domestic fowls, and while they are good layers there are other breeds with small combs tbat ex eel them. We believe that the egg trait must be developed in a strain of fowls by a thorough and systematic selection, and not depending on ex ternal signs alone. begin now to weed out the old and unprofitable hens. They will very soon stop laying, and should go market before the stook of chickens gets too abundant. Kill every ben not wanted for breeding as soon as she stops laying. It is easy in this way to very materially cnt down 3xpenses. lhe economy of poultry keeping something to be studied and here one step not to be neglected. The selection of a breed depends en tirely on what it is wanted for. Those that lay the most fggs do not always lurnish them when tbe prioes are high est, nor do the most profitable layers make tbe most desirable market pool try, nenoe it is tbat our requirements oi poultry must be considered selecting the breed. in Naming a l'.urmene llnby. A Burmese baby when a fortnight oia is named. On the auspicious dav which the astrologer has selected, there is a feast to which relatives and friends have been invited. The baby's head is washed for the first time, and his name is chosen. An English lady residing in Burma describes the process of select ing tbe name: The limits cf tbe choice are deter mined by tho day of the week upon which be was born. Burmese custom divides the letters of the alphabet among tbe days of the week, and child born on Monday must receive namo initialed by one of the letters be longing to that day. Ks. kha, ga, gha, nga, Tanlnla 8a, ha, sa, zha, nya, Alnga. Ta, tha, du, dlim ns, Sanay, is the beginning of a jingle which every uurmese child learns, as you and learned, "Thirty days bath September, April, June and November." A child born on Tuniula (Monday) must nave a name begiuning with "k,' "g" or "n," and when he ia old enough to go to the pagodas tho nature oi tne offering he carries, or rather its snape, 18 determined by the day of bis birth. fcacn day of the week is under tho protection or wibjcct to tho fury of some animal. The tiger rules Mondav, and a Burman born on Monday will oner to uuutania a candle shurxd like tiger and fashioned of scarlet or of yel low wax. Tuesday belongs to the king oi Deasis, Wednesday is the tusked ele pnant s, inursduy is sut red to the rat and Dnday to the guinea pig. The drag on dominates Saturday, aud Sunday is ueuicHiea io another tabu Ions creature, half bird, half beast Youth's Com Damon. Honesty is a warrant of fur more safe ty than fame. Owen Felltham. DESERTING SKAGUAY. Despairing Gold Seekers Turn Back From the Trail. EXODUS BEGINS IN REAL EARNEST. ' Ninety Par Cent of tha Argonaats Olva lathe Attempt ta Reach Dawsoa . Tha Klondike a Barst Bnbbla. r Juneau, Alaska (By steamship George E. Starr to aeattle). Tbe much vannted Skaguay is a "busted" com munity. Her glory a the gate to the Klondike bas tumbled to earth even as tbe oolumns of Carthage and Rome bave fallen. Even hope bas left the city of tent, and despair, whioh ha hovered with wild eye over the scene for weeks, has taken possession. An exodus from Skaguay bas begun. Tbe Klondikera are Hooking in all directions. Tbe steamship George E. Stan, now lying here for a half hour taking in water, is crowded with re turning Klondikers. Before she left Skaguay notices reading, "Excursion rate of $20 to Seattle by this ship," were posted on ber sides and on Broad way and other conspicuous thorough fares. This is inst half the reeular rate from tbe bead of Lynn Canal to Puget Sound. This waa the kind of a obanoe tbat the disappointed Klondik ers had been waiting for. and tbev flocked aboard tbe Starr and turned their faces toward homeward. The Starr got most of the passenger booked for tbe steamship Willamette at $30 a head. The Willamette met the Starr's out and will leave Skaguay, returning by way of Sitka. Steamships which bave been busy all season and loaded to tbe gunwalea with Klondikers are now busy carry ing them back again. Tbe Stair came in bere with the passengers shouting from the decks with evident satisfac tion: "Tbe bottom has fallen out of Skaguay. She is a busted town." OtbetB are flocking to Dyea and will make a plunge to get over tbe Cbilooot Pass. They bave realized tbe availability of tbe Dyea trail too late. They can not possibly get their outfit over and build boats at the lakes before the sea son closes. Only the men who bave money are swarming from Skagnay to Dyea. Hundreds are stranded at Ska guay without a dollar, unable to leave the place and unable to get to the Klondike. Many of the men bave mortgaged their all or spent all the money they oould raise to find tbe land of gold, still as far away as when they left home. Many a strong man, finding himself in tbat position, baa been moved to tears. Some bave gone back from the trail and wept in silence and alone; others did not attempt to hide their bitter disappointment, but wept on the highway. All the small steamers running from the head of Lynn canal to Junean are crowded with men looking for board and lodging for the winter. Tbe first comers will be successful, but tha others cannot find accommodations here. An outfit of two tons of sup plies on tbe summit of White Pass, which oost with tbe paoking added $750, was sold for $150. Representa tives of Junean merobants, of salmon canneries and of stamp mills working quartz in Southeastern Alaskajare buy ing up this stuff at from 5 to 10 cents on the dollar. Thousands of men on the trail are trying to sell their outfits for any prioe they can get in order to raise money to return home for the winter. NEW STRIKE NEAR DAWSON. Bonanza IMnoovery Made by Miners an Sulphur Creek. Seattle, Wash. John E. Light of Chicago, who arrived here yesterday from St. Miohael on tbe steamer South Coast, reports that on the evening of bis departure from Dawson a rich strike was made on Sulphur Creek and that it promised to prove a veritable bonanza. Sulphur Creek is tributary to Dominion Creek and Indian River and is in the very center of tbe gold fields. Tbe first prospectors and looators did exceedingly well and as high as $34 to the pan was taken out. The first prospect-holes proved very rich and some of the original locators more than earned wages while conducting simple prospect work. The news of the strike came to Dawson about the middle of August and there was an immediate rush to the oreek. A large number of claims had been looated when Light left Dawson. Light expresses the opinion that the oreek will prove one ot the riohest in the district and add to the millions that it will produce this winter. Precious Meals. Almost any dish which had to recom mend it rarity, costliness, indigestibil ity, and, to our way of thinking, Hasti ness, was Bure to tako with the Roman epicure. And if he were unable to inuko it costly any other way he would add powdered precious stones or gold dust Nero dined on one occasion from a peacock which was sprinkled with liu mond dust, and speeinieus of that bird dressed with gold or with crushed pearls were by no means a rarity at the tri clinia of the moneyed Romans. A dish of parrots' tougues whs a great delica cy. But a dish of parrots' tongues which had been capable, when in their proper place, of framing words, was of almost incalculable value, which increased iu a direct ratio with the vocabularies of the defunct parrots. Another bird for which the Roman epicure was in the habit of paying fab ulous prices was the pheuecoptrix, which is believed to have been tbe ptar migan. It had its home in the most northerly parts of Scotland and Norway, and as this made it hard to get at tbe Roman appreciated it nil the more and put it in the same rank with ostriches, buzzards and peacocks. The tongues of these birds were specially prepared, to gether with the brains, aud took the place which a hors d'eeuvre would now take. New York Post ! Wine bottles are best oleaued with charcoal, broken in small pieces, and a little powdered charcoal left in buttles I 'or a day or two will effectually remove I any unpleasant odor.