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T. i. OtfBOilKE. Mlill. PIOCNE, LINC0LH CO. NEVADA. PACIFIC COAST NEWS. Important Information (lathered Around the Coast. ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST. A Sasamarf at Lat Kvanta Tha Ballad Don to Salt aar Busy Kaaoers. Arm Ventura ia organizing at city ot tbe fifth clan. Santa Ana'e board of health in to take np food inspection. Long Beach citizen are organizing Klondike exploration party. The State Dairjmics' Asnooiution will convene in San Francisco October 14th. F. W. Gehring, manager of the Standard Iron work of Suu Diego, in dead. I. W. Hellnian haa purchased in San Franoiaoo t.000,000 of 8. J. V. K. K bonds. The raisin harvest is in full blast at Cucainonga. The product will bring $20 a ton. Santa Barbara mothers are orgauiz iug a oouncil ut the American Mater ual League. Shu Dingo ia aroused over the loca tiou of a crematory in one of ita resi dence wards. Ah Lim ia being held at Santa Barbara for illegal entry into the United States. Santa Barbara haa brought suit against nine delinquent purchases of State lands. The Ontario Orange and Lemon bbso oiations are to affiliate with the Cuca uiouga association. The Hoopa Valley Indian Reserva tion is to be surveyed, and the lands allotted to IndianB in severalty. There is said to be a possibility of litigation between the executors and the legatees of the late Senator Stan ford. The school trustees of National City have begun a crusade against the oitiarette habit among their male pupils. The Petal ama Street Railway has been sold at Petaluma at Sheriff's Hale to the Wiokersham Banking Company for 12,350.88. The Southern Pacific has rebuilt its line of railroad between Lathrop and Merced, and is now working sooth of the latter place. Dr. A. S. Lovelaoe, Health Officer of San Francisco, died of apoplexy few days ago. He was a native of Mia souri and 42 years of age. The flour-mills of W. S. Byerg, at Pendleton, Oregon, have been de stroyed by fire. The loss on plant and wheat will teach 1200,000. William Land, propietor of the Western Hotel, and B. U. Steinman, are seeking the Republican nomination for Mayor of Sacramento. Mrs. Laugtry, known as the 'Mersey Lily," is to wed Prince of Austria Hungnry Esleibazy in California some time the latter part of November. Arrangements have been per fected by whioh a large plant for the evaporation of fruits and vegetables will be established in Taooma, Wash. The Corral Hollow railroad has placed a mortgage of $16,000 on a pieoe of ita Stockton property, to secure money to develop ita coal mines. Theodore Figel, held to answer for the murder of Isaau Hoffman in Sau Francisco, has given bail in the sum of $50,000 and been released from jail. The steamer George W. Elder has sailed from Portland, Ore., for Dyea and Skaguay, Alaska. The Elder carried 600 tons of freight and forty passengers. The trustees of Ventura have ordered the payment of certain bills which are alleged by Town Attorney Toland to have been private claims, and there is a roar in consequence. The station heretofore known as East Riverside on the P. P. has been changed to Highgrove with D. F. Bruce as agent. The station ia lo cated five miles west of Riverside. went on a mining prospecting" expedi tion, shot and killed nimeeii ai Brownsville, Yuba county, CaL, on September 23d, after suffering for a week or more with mountain lever. Tae general estimate cf tbia year's orange crop in Southern California ia 10,000 carloads. The estimate wai the same last year, and the output something over 7000 carloads. There seems to be no doubt, however, that the eroD ia larger than that of last year. A nlan ia now on foot to draw train loada )f auppliea up the Yukon Kiver on the ioe during the present winter br a locomotive now in use in many ' ..... a lumber camps, but wbicft may do readily adapted to the desired work on the Yukon when it ia frozen over thickly. The acarcity of labor in the vicinity of Monterey threatens aerioua loss to beet and potato crops by reason of their negleoted cultivation. In tne Moro Cojo sections the potato crop will like- Iv be a total loss. All tbe laborers prefer picking fruit in the San Joaquin Valley. Fire at Fort Bragg, destroyed the hotel building owned by Isaao Kempe, Sr., hotel and saloon of I. Kempe, Jr., nd saloon and lodging-house owned by C'harlea Aulin. The fire originated in the first-mentioned building. Cause unknown. Losses fully covered by iusuranoe. Manuel Fellows, who shot and killed Dolores Garcia at Capistrano last June has been found guilty at Santa Ana of murder in tbe first degree. Tbe kill ing was the result of a long standing feud between tbe men. Garcia was killed while standing in the doorway of his saloon. The Aisooiation of Wholesale and Retail Liquor Dealers of San Franoisco has asked tbe Supervisors to increase the liquor license tux from $20 to $500. It is thought that the change will deorease tbe number of retail dealers in business by one-half, and help tbe remaining half. Loreuzauo Lascano, a prominent sheep raiser of San Lucas, has been missing since the 18th of August. Lascano owned 8003 sheep, upon whioh wis a chattel mortgage for $5000. The missing man also bad other obli gations, and his creditors think he has skipped. His friends fear foul play. Edward McCaunish, who was re cently oonvioted of tbe killing of Con stable Pyle at Castiao station, has been sentenced at Los Angeles to life imprisonment in Folsom. The evi dence against MoCamisft was circum stantial, but tended to show that he bad been infatuated with Pyle's wife. A postoffioii has been established at Keyesville.Kern oonnty. This was an abandoned mining camp only a few years ago, but a company oame there a short time since, purchased the old Keys mine and commenced its develop ment and now it is a lively camp, and the mines there are giving good re turns. The Santa Rosa and Sonoma county Eleotrio Railway has finished fifteen miles of surveying in the vicinity of Sonoma, but will do no more active work, pending the disposal of $400,000 of its bonds. It is proposed to build seventy miles of eleotrio railroad iu Sonoma oounty, connecting with a shipping point at Kinbarcadero. TELEGRAPHIC SEWS. Condensed Telegraphic Reports of Late Events. BRIEF SPARKS FROM THE WIRES. Balf et or Maws For Kaay Dlgestloo All Part of tba Country Kapresanted ateraatluc Items. FOREIGN NEWS. Thomas duff, of Oakland, with the consent of tbe State, has bronght suit against the oity of Oakland to test the legality of tbe proceedings by which the northern district was teoently an nexed. County Auditor Broderick of San Francisco has further complicated tbe snpeyisoral muddle by refusing to re cognize either of the tax levies sub mitted by the old and new boards of supervisors. W. F. Topping, a new accountant at Ensenada, iu the Lower California De velopment Co.'s office, turns out to be an expert. He is completing it report that may revolutionize affairs among the colonists. The board of supervisors has ac cepted the proposition of the new union high school at Perris. The new district will include the school dis tricts of Perris, Good Hope, Schneider, Lake View and Gavilan. Tbe grape growera in the vicinity o! St. Helena are disposing of their crops, mostly to private parties, the corporation receiving but a small por tion of tbe immense crop. Prices range from $10 to $15 ton. About twenty tea importers met at San Francisco in conference with Col lector or tne Port Jackson to arrange for petitioning the Seoretary of the Treasury for a more uniform enforce - meut of the tea inspection law. At tbe close of an eight-days' trial, tbe jury at Bakersfleld brought in a verdict of manslaughter against L. A. Scott for tbe killing of Charles Richards at Randsborg in September, 1890. Soott and Richards quarreled j and bad a rough and tumble fight. Jobn Johnson of Napa, who, some I prior to last spring will be reorganized , weeks ago, ia company of Leon Pellet, next spring. LATE NEWS NOTES. The President has appointed Archi bald Simpson of Arizona Minister to Ecuador, and E. G. Kennedy of South Dakota, United States Marshal for South Dakota. The Bchooner George Stnrges has been chartered to carry an expedition of prospectors from Chicago, 111., to the Klondike diggings. Captain Frietsoh, the "lone mariner" of the yacht Nina, will take oommand, and it is expected that tbe St urges will sail in about a month. The famous schooner-yacht America, first winner of the Queen's Cup (now known as the America's Cup) recently won a race off Marblebead, Mass., from the Puritan, which defended the cup in 1885. She won by 5 minutes, 7 seconds, actual time. Tbe Adiienue, which was the other boat in the race, came in 47 seconds behind the Amer ica, and beat the Puritan by 3 min utes, 20 seconds, oorreeted time. A desperate attempt was made to burn tbe village of Arlington, in Washington oounty, abont twenty miles from Omaha, Nebraska. Tbe watohman discovered two men on the street at 4 o'clock with masks. He gave chase, but thoy escaped. Simul taneously fire brok6 out in four places. Tbe villagers turned out, and by de serpate work saved property from de struction. The total loss is about $35, 000. The Committee on Revision of tbe Mining Laws of tbe United States, appointed by the Mining Congress at it first session last July, met at Denver recently and laid out a plan of dicus sion to be covered by the committee during the meeting. The members of the oonimittee present were unanimously of the opinion that tbe existing mining laws not only need revision, but should be en tirely wiped out and a new code sub stituted. Fire broke out in tbe central power station of the Capital Traotion Com pany in Washington, D. C, and in two hours the huge six-story building was reduced to a few crumbling walls. The building occupied the entire block. The loss will be about $500,000 on tbe building and about $300,000 on ma chinery and stored oars, while the loss sustained by tenants will amount to $200,000 more, making the total loss $ 1 ,000,000. The loss on the ad joining buildings is not large, as they were old and dilapidated. A Cleveland. O.. disnatoh sava that from talks with iron-ore dealers, it is learned that the movement of iron from the upper lakes this year will beat all reoords. It is now estimated that at least 13,000,000 tons will be marketed this season, and next snrini? is likely to find all the docks clear That wonld be nnprecedented. Last year the stocks in the spring amounted to 3000,000 tons, with 6 per cent of the allotment of the ore association now already sold and prices show a buoyanoy nnder tbe heavy tales. It is I believed tl ore pool which existed Five men lost their lives in a burn ing coal mine at Bell Ellen, Alabama. Edward Belamy, author of tbe work "Looking Backward, is seriouly m at Denver, Colorado. The Bering aea sealing oouferenoe will be held at Washington as aeon a tbe sealing season ends. John Bond's great brewing plant in La Crosse, Wis., has been destroyed by fire. Loss, $300,000. Congress will be asked to appro priate $500,000 to buy guns for tbe auxiliary cruiaers in tbe navy. A Cincinnati dispatch says it is an nounced that Bichop Maes of Coving ton,Ky.lhas been appointed arebbisnop of New Orleans. The government bureau of engrav ing and printing turns out $80,000,000 worth of stamps annually, an average of one dollar's worth for each inhabi tant. Godfrey Hunter, on trial at Frank fort, Kentucky, on the charge of brib ing legislators to vote for Dr. Hunter for United States Senator, has been acquitted. There have been heavy rains in Eas tern Arizona, and tbe Gila river is carrying such a heavy body of water that ferries on that stream cannot be operated. Wholesale forging of postal oards, which are sold in large quantities to merchants and investment houses, is believed to have been unearthed in Denver, Colorado. Three candidates are in tbs field for Mayor of Greater New York 4,000,- 000 people General Benjamin F. Tracy (Rep), Henry George (Dem), and Seth Low (Citizens-Union). Thomas Morrissey of Philadelphia fell from an Erie train and nis right foot and right arm was cut off. Mor rissey crawled two miles for assist ance, and his life was thus saved. The druggists of Warren, Pennsyl vania, have decided to close all their stores on Sunday except one. That is, they are to take turn and turn about at keeping their places open on Sunday. The complaint made by the Ameri can Warehousemen's Association against 67 of the great trunk lines is being heard before J. D. Yeomans of the Interstate Commerce Commission at Kansas City. The oorn crop of the oorn States will be short. The cool weather of August did tbe business for a crop whioh was before in poor condition. The surplus of the last two years is now in a way to be oleaned up at good prices. The Southern I'aDifio Company is adding to its equipment. Six vesti bule, baggage and express cars have just been turned out of tbe Saorameu to car-shops and orders have been placed in tbe East for ten-day ooaobes. A Nashville, Tenn, dispatch says reliable reports show the tobacco crop has been badly damaged by frosts throughout Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. Many planters report that abont one-half an average crop will be harvested. ' Secretary of Wnr Alger , has given the necessary orders for a company of United States troops to be stationed during the coming winter at St. Miohaels, Alaska, as it is feared that the scarcity of food in Alaska may lead to serious outbreaks before spring. Michael H. Cross, whose name for the last thirty years has been insepar ably oonneoted with the development of good niusio in Philadelphia, died recently in that city, from heart dis ease. He has gained some distinction as a composer. Information has been received at tbe offloe of the Commissioner of the Gen eral Land Office at Washington to the effect that the survey of the Blackfoot Indian Reservaion in Montana is com pleted. The reservation is now ready to be thrown open to settlement as soon as the reports can be prepared and approved by tbe Interior Department. Henry W. Brown, a photographer of Valparaiso, Ind., and Theodore Han sen, a farmer, have been arrested for counterfeiting, and their outfit seized, with one, two and fivo-dollar bills made by them. Brown is said to be an anarchist, and was intimate with Parsons and other of tbe' anarchists at tbe time of the Haymarket riot. Other arrests may follow. From inspired articles in tbe Ger man press, it is seen that the German Government does not intend to enter into a tariff war with the United States in retaliation for the Dingley tariff; but it is stated that laws will be passed which will treat American meats and preserves with great stringency, mak ing the inspection muoh more rigid, and extending to every kind of food preserves. A Washington, D. C, special says it can safely be announced that the Pres ident and Attorney-General McKenna are now in Massachusetts together, have agreed to accept without further delay the Union Paoifio Reorganization Committee's offor to buy the road under foreclosure. The road will be sold, tbe government's mortgage satis-, fled and tbe Union Paoifio reorganized soon after tbe President's return to Washington. Italian socialists are agitating against an increase in the price of bread. Tbe present prospects are that India and Australia will have splendid win ter crops of wheat. The Voasische Zeitung of Berlin says the Government is taking steps to introduce a bill to increase the beer tax three-fold. England has ordered tne flag -ship of her Pacific Coast squadron to proceed to Guatemala, ia view of tbe troubled situation there. The Ban of England has raised its rate of discount to two and a half cents, with a view of keeping gold from leaving England. It is stated that the ameer of Af ghanistan in Asia, has issued orders to tbe "faithful," to bold themselves in readiness for a holy war. A plague search party haa been mobbed at Ignatpuri, in India. Four members of tbe party, including a surgeon, were severely wounded. A dispatch from Rome says that about forty persons were killed and many others injured by an earthquake at tbe sulphur mines near Girgenti. The British banks have refused to subscribe to the loan of the govern ment of Uruguay'amouutiug to $500,- 000, to defray the expenses of the oivil war. Inhabitants of the town of Antzi- firowskoje, northeastern Siberia, report having seen a large balloon on Septem ber 14, believed to be that of Professor Andree. An organization composed of French Canadians has been formed in Boston, Mass., for the purpose of making Canada a nation independent of foreign domination. California fruit is bringing good prices in the London market. A few days since twenty-pound boxes of pears was sold at Covent Garden at from $2.50 to $4.50. Horatio Davies, Conservative mem ber of Parliament for Chatham, has been chesen Lord Mayor of London with tbe usual ceremonial, succeeding Sir George Faudel-Phillips. It is now balieved that Arroyo, the Mexican who attempted to assassinate President Diaz, was killed by the police instead of a mob. Villa-Veu-censia, inspector, is nnder arrest. An extensive oil region has been dis covered iu Japan, aud arrangements are to be made at onoe for developing the discovery, which it ia claimed will rival the oil fields of Russia. Japanese police aud soldiers were compelled to resort to the use of arms in repressing a recent riot of Japanese laborers at Idamachi, Japan, and in the melee many of the coolies lost their lives. Paris has, apart from two places where paupers can spend the night, fourteen asylums for the homeless, which last year lodged 144,037 per sons, of whom 16,557 were women and 3,000 children. The board appointed under the Fac tories and Shops Act of Victoria, in Australia, has decided that those employed in tbe making of women's and girls' clothing shall not be paid less than a minimum wage of $3.50 per week. The Hon. Barry Somerset Maxwell, the eldest son and heir of Baron Farn heini, died at Castle Saundersou, in London, as the result of a bicycling ac cident, when the young man oollided with a wall. The deceased was born in 1876. Tbe steamship Moana, from Sydney, has arrived at Sun Francisco with $4, 000,000 English sovereigns, in pay ment for wheat shipped from there to England. This is the second payment from the same source for this season's wheat crop. A disptach to the Daily Chronicle of London, from Christiania, says that Dr. Nausea, the explorer, will leave on October 21st for tbe United States, where he expects to deliver sixty lec tures for $65,000, in addition to a per centage of the receipts. The steamship Kagoshima of the Nippon Yusen Kaisha line sailed from Seattle, Wash., for the Orient with a cargo of 4000 tons, valued at $223, 700, the largest single consignment being 4000 steel rails and equipment, going to Chemulpo, Corea, The Cuban Junta at New York is having 3,000,000 silver dollars coined at a cost of 60 cents each, the profit from the sale of which will go toward aiding the cause of the insurgents. The coins are said to be beautiful specimens of numismatic art. Tbe government of South Wales has devised a scheme to solve the problem of the rabbit pest in that oountry. The government is aiding the estab- lisnment or canneries to put np "potted hare." The canneries pay a remunerative price for the bunnies and it looks as if the rabbit family will soon be exterminated. Drunami, thj King of Benin, who has been on trial at Benin city since August last, with a number of his leading chiefs, charged with being con cerned with the massacre cf the un armed expedition nnder British Consul Phillips, has been condemned to be transported to Calabar, a slave settle ment of British West Afrioa. Tbe Southern Paoifio Railroad Com pany thinks it will soon develop great coal mines in tbe State of Souora, Mexico, Five prominent officials of the company, with H. E. Huntington at their head, have justTreturned from a hasty visit to that region. Tbe com pany has secured an option on what it believes to be rich anthracite co fields of a wide area. Mr. Hunting ton says that the coal producing terri tory is about sixty miles square. FACTS FOR FARMERS. Helpful Suggestions Agriculturists. For tbe HINTS THAT ARE INTERESTING. Bona Good Advlea for tha Karallste A Hud get af Knawled (a That May Preva Beneflcial. The Senate of Hawaii has unani mously adopted the treaty of annexa tion to the United States. Tbe treaty provides for the cession to the United States of all rights of sovereignty over the islands and all publio lands and property. By its provisions all treaties of the United States with other coun tries would be substituted for the treaties of Hawaii with those coun tries, and the United States is to as sume the Hawaiian publio debt of $4,000,000, The white oitizens of Hoganville, Georgia, objected to tbe colored post master, who was appointed by the ad ministration for that place, and he was shot by some person unknown to the I authorities. President MoKinley has decided that if tbia colored postmaster dies, another colored man will take bis place, and if he lives, he will retain his position, backed by sufficient fed eral power to proteot him. American residents id Antwerp have entered a protest against the new law, which makes them liable to be en rolled for military service in case of war. Our Fresh Fruit Trade. Up to August 3 1st we had shipped to Eastern points S556 carloads of fresh fruit, aa against 2602 cars to the same date last year, says the S. F. Chroni cle. The shipments for the month of August were 150 cars, or about two. fiftha of tbe total shipments to August 31st. Of tbe fruit shipped in August Chicago took 228 cars. New York 430 (which included fruit sent to England), Boston 221, Minneapolis 57, Philadel phia 49, Montreal 48, Omaha 44, St Paul 30, New Orleans 25, Milwaukee 22 and Cleveland 20. Tbe remainder was divided between Baltimore, Cin cinnati, Denver, St. Louis, Pittsburg, Buffalo and a few occasional markets whose names are not made publio. So far as we can judge from an exami nation of a considerable number of re ports the 1006 oars shipped previous to August 1st turned in, upon the aver age, a handsome profit to the shippers. We do not think the aggregate re ceipts for the fruit shipped in August any more than paid the aggregate ex pense of picking and delivery .although some money was made in pears and grapes. The latest sales of August plums and peaches are yet to heard fiom at this writing, but tbe losses were heavy on some shipments. The bulk of tbe shipments were pears, on many of which there was serious loss, although some shipments made a profit Tbe capacity of tbe Eastern market to absorb our fruit at prices paying profit to tbe shipper vanes from year to year with financial conditions and the size of the Eastern orop. Our contribution to the aggregate supply of fresh deoiduous fruit in Eastern markets is comparatively unimportant. The two principal grape districts of Nsw York last year sent to market more fresh fruit than went East from this entire State. Tha contribution from Missouri and the Southern States is annually increasing, and, aa against our late plums and pears, the Oregon and Washington orchards have become an important competitor. It is doubt less tbe addition to tbe former supply, which now comes from northern points that bas knooked the bottom out of tbe plum and pear markets, upon which our late districts have relied. It is extremely desirable that our fruit-growers meet this situation in a businesslike way. What we need is such timely information as will enable us to know when to ship and when to withhold shipments. At present we have no information except what comes from the forwarding houses, whose in terests require large shipments whether growers make money or not. We do not think tbey seek to deceive growers, or intentionally enoourage shipments upon which they believe growers will lose money, but our views are always influenced by our interests. Those will have most hope of a good market who have least to fear from a poor market. What we need is capable, salaried men in the principal Eastern markets, whose sole business shall be to know tbe condition of competing crops and warn us in advance of what we have to meet. They need not give advice, but should report facts. If our Placer county friends who have been losing money on peaches bad bad timely warning they would have dried their crops and made a little money on them. If Sonoma and Santa Cruz county orchardista had known oondi tions as they were they would have dried their German prunes and oer tainly got $20 per ton out of them net. Such information as is needed cannot be bad without paying for it. Its probable cost would be about one-half of 1 per oeut on gresa sales of all fruit. We presume this revenue cannot be bad and consequently that we must go without tbe information and con tinue to lose money on a large part of our shipments, but it may be useful to state in common-sense English just what tbe trouble is, and the only way of remedying it, We need to know more. Tobacco drawing-. Tobaoco will grow and mature in four months, but that ia not tbe whole story, says the Sacramento Bee. Soon after tbe first of the year 100 square yards of virgin soil is burned till the soil takes reddish color. Then the coals and ashes 6f the brush are xaked aside and the still warm earth bar rowed light and fine. Tbe tobaooo seeds so fine that a tablespoon will hold 20,000 of them, are mixed in fine ashes, thrown over the surface and tramped in. ' Planks are set around the edge of the plot and a sheet of obeeseolotb is drawn over the whole area. Thus protected tbe young plants grow at a lively rate and nnder "canvas, as it is termed, come to band for setting out two or three weeks earlier than with ont the cheesecloth covering, which protects them from a pertinaoioui in sect. These tiny plants are all aet out again over a field of five acres. If set out in May, by the last of June, when ready for thinning the leaves, it has bad three boeings, ten plowings and what amounts to a band-weeding. Then a fierce fight against insects begins and is kept np. A brisk man can plow and plant ten acres, but be cannot, to save his life, keep horn-worms off five acres if he is unassisted. When ripe the big leaves lose their plant sweep, become thick and leathery and exude a clinging gum at eveiy pore. They show n grainy surfaoe and are mottled green and yellow. Cutting is work for the strongest men. With knives ground to razor-edge they split each plant through the middle, with a blow sever it at the root aid bang it upside down on tbe hill to wilt. As soon aa tbe plant can be safely handled it is set upon an oaken stick and kept clear of tbe ground, wbiob on no aooonnt must it touob after it ia out. , Promise, just issued by the State Board I cf Trade: j "The raising of swine in California, up to within a few yeara past, was moat profitable business, enormoaa quantities of pork being consumed by tbe Chinese, and the demand lor cored meats makes a most merchantable arti cle of trade. Bacon ia a staple diet throughout tbe length and breadth of California and the demand far exceeds local produc tion, the importation of bams, aides, etc., being an important item against tbe State in the balance of trade. Going back a period of fire years, this industry was extremely profitable, as bogs on foot oommand from 5 to 8 cents tbe year round according to qual ity, season, and demand; but not un like other agricultural interests prices have slumped from 2 to 5 cents, and at tbe latter figure there ia good money in hoga yet. The Berkeshire seems to be tbe standard breed, as four out of five breeders make their selection of this class of young stock, although tbe Essex, Poland China, Dnioc or Jersey Reds all have their peculiar followers. Inasmuch aa we are importing from five to six hundred cars per year of cured meats, it is quite apparent that tbere is ample room for tbe extension of the hog industry in California at the present writing. With ample facih ties to grow the most fattening food and fields of green forage in the shape of alfalfa, roots, etc.no business offers such inviting inducements as tbe sys tematio breeding of hogs for tbe mar ket uses." MEDIATIONJEJECTED. Premier Sagasta Says Interfer ence Will Not Be Permitted. MANY REFORMS ARE NOW PROMISED l.inrrala Aazioas to ( krrk tha Abuti la the Adminlatratlaa af tha Coloalrs. Horticultural Notes. J ne so-called ban .lose scale is now known to exist in twenty counties in Michigan. A Chino valley farmer has this year produced 4755 centals of barley on 260 acres of land. An exoellent destroyer of bucs on squash and similar vines is a crop of chickena three or four weeks old. The State experiment station at Chino ia now cultivating a half dozen varieties of millet, in the hope of find ing something of use to cattle feeders. The celery planting iu the peat lands of Orange county this year will double the acreage of last year. The celery fields are now one of the busiest places in tbe State. Another berry has been added to the list of desirable small fruits in the Japanese wine berry. It looks very much like a red-oap raspberry, has a delicious flavor and promises to yield well in this locality. The berries are inclosed in burrs, but when ripe the burrs open wide and do not interfere with picking. At a gathering of fruit-growers in Pasadena some days ago a La Canada grower bad secured splendid resultB with a spray, the ingredients of which vi ere three pounds of cheap laundry soap, one and one-third pounds of lye and forty gallons of water, applied hot. This is a very cheap wash, vet one which will kill red or black scale, though much of its virtue consists in being applied while hot. In crying peaches for tbe market it is well to selejt the best and see to it that all are fully ripe, aa unripe pieces will turn black and damage tbe sale of all. Then cut and pit, put on trays and sulphur two hours. Then take out and peel. The peelings will slip off nicely :'.f the fruit is ripe. Theu spread out and dry with care, and you will have fruit that will bring the first prioe in the market. It pays to peel, as you get double the price, and if done in tbia way it takes but little more time and work. New York, N. Y. A World's cable from Madrid says: A World corres pondent called on Premier Sagasta, who said, in response to queries: 'You ack if the Liberal party would assent to mediation by the United Suites with a view to hastening the pacification of Cuba and inducing tbe rebels in anna and exiles to accept autonomy. Why should we need me diation when our intentions, long and often expressed by the Liberal party. aim at realizing all that America could suggest ? No DpaniBb party, certainly not the Liberal, could assent to foreign interference in our domestic affairs or with our colonies. No government could hope to induce a nation to ac cept such interference. "If America, as we firmly believe and hope, is disposed to be sincerely friendly with us, let her enforce the rules of international law and stop tbe flow of moral and material aid, with out which the insurrection could not last six months. "We shall reverse completely the policy of the last two years in Cuba, beginning, naturally, with the recall of Weyier. "I informed the Queen yesterday that tbe Liberal party would accept tbe responsibilities of office most will ingly if her Majesty honored the party with her confidence, and that tbe Lib eral party had plans for all pending questions of the day in Spain and cer tainly would grant Cuba autonomy along the lines traced in the program of tbe Cuban autonomists themselves. I said so iu my manifesto in June and have repeated the same promise during tbe government holidays. The Liberal party is prepared to grant Cuba all possible self-government, a broad tariff and every concession compatible with the inflexible defense of Spanish rulei and sovereignty in the West Indian. We believe this will satisfy the major ity of the Cubans and we will act tbus spontaneously." The new Prime Minister spoke with much warmth and an unusual flow of words, though the statesman is gener ally reserved. It is understood that the Liberal party will take in hand the vigorous reform of abuses in the ad ministration in Spain, in the Philip pics, and in Cuba especially and ini tiate extensive reforms in taxation and finance. All this will meet the desires of tha Queen Regent I am able to state that the Queen confides in Senor Sagasta's ruisfiion in forming a Liberal Cabinet on an understanding that, with her full assent, he shall re verse the colonial policy of the last two years and recall Weyier imme diately, and that at her request he also undertake to reform every branch of the administration in Spain and tbe colonies. I have learned that the Queen very resolutely took the initia tive throughout this crisis, and its so lution is quite in harmony with publio sentiment. The Liberal party will have to dissolve Parliament, the ma jorities in the two chambers being Conservative. Now Method or Bleaching; Wulliuts. There bas been so muoh complaint about the present method of bleecbing walnuts by tbe use of sulphur fumes that an effort is being made to induoe the buyers to take them as they fall from the trees without any treatment, says the Los Angeles Times. It is evi dent, however, that the movement will fail, as the publio has become accus tomed to seeing bright, clean-looking nuts, and 'will continue to demand them, even though such nuts do not have the flavor and keeping qualities of the nnsulphured nuts. Prof. Wood- bridge suggests the following method of cleaning, which he claims will effeot all the good results of tbe sul phur process, with none of the deleteri ous effeots: Moisten white sawdust with a 4 per cent solution of sulphurio acid. Place nuts in a tumbling barrel with the moistened sawdust, and turn for one to two minutes; dump on a screen, when the sawdust falls through and is used over again. Turn the hose on the nuts to wash off the little adhering sawdust, and dry the nuts. A New l'rune. Mr. Burkbank bas floated another prune, of the "French" type, of which variety it is a seedling, says the Fruit Grower. It is not hybrid, or if so, not intentionally, but simply an "improved frencb prune." The tree has been growing for fourteen years, so is well tested, and Mr. Butkank says it is the best of many thousands.; Samples which I am drying seem to leave little to be desired in the way of a prune. The tree is vigorous, with large leaves, and a great bearer. RICH QUARTZ VEINS. ThJy .P,01,,!". Mp,By important Fart III Uolri-Proiluelna; Operation on the lukuu. Tacoma, Wash. On Klondike River and Bonanza Creek quartz veins have been found which indicate that with in a year or two quartz mining will become an important part of the gold- proaucmg operations on tbe Yukon. Across the river from Dawson some. mammoth ledges are being opened by men employed by the Cudahys of Chi cago and the North American Trans portation and Trading Comrjanv. Pow der has been taken un the river nn the company's steamers, and with this extensive blasting operations are, iu progress. The Juueau Mining Record publishes a letter from Henry Kauf man at Dawson which says that tha opening of these quartz ledges ia so ex pensive that tbe ore will have to be very rich to justify development, nev ertheless quartz running hiah in free milling gold has been found, aud the work already done shows the existence of large bodies of the ore. It is an nounced at Dawson that the North American Transportation and Trading; Company will have a stamp mill ou the ground next summer, and, if it produces the results expected, other mills will be taken up. People at Dawson are very much interested iu the outcome of this quartz mining, be cause, if successful, it will pave ha way for prospecting and development oil a larger scale than would be possi ble for plaoer mining only. The quartz fouud ou Bonanza Creek was located last summer by William Oler of Balti more, who will return in the spring to work it. It contains free gold, but the extent of the derosit is undetermined. California Swine. Charles M. Chase president of the State Agricultural Sooiety, writes as follows in California, tbe Land of Mysterious Glass Italia. The small island of Billitou, between Sumatra aud Borneo, has long bien fa mous for its rich tin uiines, which are controlled by the Dutch government. Iu describing the Reology of Billitou be fore the Royal Academy of Sciences in Amsterdam recently Mr. Verbcek guvo an account of the mysterious "gluss balls of Billitou," which are found among some nf the tin ore deposits. They are round, with grooved surfaces. Similar bulls are occasion ally fouud iu Borueo and Java, us well as in Aus tralia. Mr. Verbeek thinks they cannot be artificial, ami there ure no volcanoes near euough to support the theory that they are volceio bombs. Besides, h says, the glassy rocks produced by the nearest volcanoes ure quite different iu their utitnre from the material of the balls. He suspected that the mysterious objeots were ejected ages bro from the volcanoes of tbo moon and afterward fell upon the earth. In a Sydney newspaper lately there was this advertisement: "Wuuted, a man able to teach French and the piano aud to look after a bull." The largest bodies of ore ever found iu Southern Nevada are now opened up in the Techatioup and Wall Street miurs, owned by the Southwestern Mining Company. One of the ledges shows a fifty-foot breast of ore that will mill 20 to the ton in gold. In another ledge an eight-foot body of ore runs over five ounces in gold to the ton. There is enough ore in sight to keep the fifteen-stamp mill pounding away for five years. Tbe June output of the mill was f 15.000. At Soldeii, Colo., in sinking a tubu lar well the drill passed through fifty feet of solid quartz, every foot of which showing free gold. The ledge was struck a depth of fifty feet. A great number of shafts are being sunk iu ex. peutation of similar strikes. During the first six. months of this year the ore production of Colorado was double that of the corresponding period of last year. Owing to the re cent great increase in tbe amount of low -grade ore being worked in that State tbe increase iu the value was. but aa per cent.