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HOGHB WEEKLY RECORD.
T. 1. OSBORNE, Makaoii. HOME, UHCOUI CO. NIVAOA. PACIFIC COAST NEWS. Important Information Gathered Around the Coast. ITEMS OF GEfERAL INTEREST. a Summary at Lata KiauU That Balled Don to Suit ear Buay lUxlirti An Tux collections at Pasadena iu Scp teiuber were f2884.au. Reoeut rains have damaged the Cbiuo valley beet crop. The Santa Fe is pushing its ttatiuu improvements at Riverside. Ventura's teachers' institute hag ended. It was very successful. The San Pedro harbor improvement will be proceeded with at once. The training abip Adams is on her way troin San Francisco to Honolulu. E. C. Brown has been held at Veu tura charged with telling mortgaged property. Mrs. U. S. Grant will return to San Diego noon to make that city her per manent borne. During tbe present month nearly five million dollais worth of grain has left tbe Paoifio Coast for Europe. The Supervisors of Meroed have ap propriated 1 1000 toward assisting in an agricultural fair, soon to be held at Meroed. The Cutting Fruit Packing Company of Fresno has reduced the price of packing raisins one-quarter of a cent oil each form. W. W. Stouslaud of Visalia has leased tbe Hotel Jeffrey at Saliuus, Monterey county, and will assume pos session in a few days. One man was fatally burned and six other persons injured by the explosion of a easoline stove on West Adams street in Seattle, Wash. Lund owners in Tulare oounty are raising the rent of their lands, and now want one-tbird of the crop, in stead of one-fifth, as heretofore. Major Simpson has retired from the management of the Depot hotel at Fresno, and will go to Sun Mateo. Simpson is succeeded by Peter Sikels. E. S. Holden, director ot tbe Link Observatory, has sent a letter of resig nation to the Board of University Re gents, the resignation to take effect January 1st. , Tbe Whatcom, Wash. , teachers have entered into a oontraot to sell their warrants at H2 cents. This is a good deal better than last year, as most of them received only 85 cents. Tbe sealing schooner J. Eppiuger has returned to San Frannisoo from fiehring Sea, bringing 443 sealskiug and eleven otter skins. She made the voyage from Unalaska in fifteen days. Three stage coaches were held np and their oooupants robbed near An gels, Cal. The robbeis killed two horses and wounded several of the passegers and then made tbeir escape. The prune shipments for lust week from San Jose broke tbe record. They amounted to 5,216,9(10 pounds and were over 200,000 pounds in excess of those of any previous week on record. An explosion at the California pow der works near Santa Cruz, destroyed the eight buildings of the company and much valuable machinery. Fortunate ly no one was at tbe mills, and there was no loss of life. Tbe raisin growers of Fresno county are standing united for a minimum price of 8.18 cents iu the sweat box. A mass-meeting of 200 growers was held at Fresno, and the decision was to stand for that price. The Board of Supervisors at Santa Bosa have elected Carl H. Nielsen County Superintendent of Sohools to succeed E. W. Davis, resigned. Niel sen has been a member of the County Board of Education some time. Mrs. O. Cleveland has willed her Orphans' Home in South Pasadena to the Salvation Army. They will have to pay off a mortgage of $2000 on tbe place. It will be oonverted into a rescue home for fallen women. In consequence of the passage of a bill by the legislature of Arizona, ex empting from all taxes for fifteen years railroads on which work was begun within one year, notice of inten tion to build thirty-one roads, aggre gating 8000 miles, have been filed. Word has been received that Ex Mayor Fred Cope of Seattle bus been drowned in a creek on the Skaguay trail while fording it with a horse. He slipped and was instantly washed away. His body bag not been recov ered. Patrick Savage, a tailor, of San Pe dro, shot and probably fatally wound ed William Hoach. Savage claimed Boaoh was indebted to him in the sum of $90, and in discussing the debt he shot Boaoh, who refused to pay the amount. Santa Monica is to build a new school bouse. Bids were recently offered for the school bonds and tbe bonds were awarded to tbe Oakland Bank of Savings, which offered fl 6, 701 for the fifteen bonds of f 1000 each. The last of the bonds is payable in ten years. Adolph Samuels, editor and proprie tor of tbe Daily Abend Post, of San Francisco, is dead, aged 70 years. He was a veteran newspuper fhan, well known throughout the joast. He leaves a wife and throe ' children, one of whom, Leon Samuels, is a prominent attorney of that city. A gold quarts discovery is reported from Thomas Creek, twelve miles from Paskeuta, near Red Bluff. Tbe dig oovery was tbe result of years of searching for the mother lode of a quartz bowlder found some years ago on Sourd Flat. A abaft has been souk, and ore said to be valued at $70 a ton taken out. Judgment for ever (100,000 ha been given tbe United States Circuit Court at San Francisco against Andrew 1. Barnes, former Indian agent on tbe Hoopa Valley reservation, for a short age in accounts. Tbe litigation has been going on for twelve years. Barnes is dead, and it is doubtful if anything can be recovered. Henry J. Crocker, President of the California Wine-makers' Corporation, has left for tbe East to dispose of this season's dry wine vintage controlled by tbe corporation, and amounting to 17.000.000 aallons. His mission was made necessary because the usual Call foinia buyers are disinclined to handle the output this year. Articles of incorporation of no less than ten fishing and mining oompanies have been filed with the County Clerk at San Francisco. The incorporators and directors of each are B. C. Haines, J. Deming, Henry Plagemann, Ru dolph Herold, Jr, and James MoNab. They propose to conduct fisbing and mining operations in Alaska and else where. A lotter has been received by Secre tary Wiggins of the Chamber of Com merce of Los Angeles from E. S. Steele of the l. 8. Department of Agriculture at Washington, asking for in formation regardiug the industry of extracting perfumes from flowers. The plan is to establish flower farms in Southern California. Wiggins is look ing up the matter.' The Union Iron Woiks of San Fran oipoo is to have a new steamer ready for the Pacifio Coast Steamship Com pany by next Maruh. The vessel will be modern in every particular, and will be named the Senator. The Senator will take tbe place of the Ori zaba on the Mexican route, and will have room for fifty first-class and fifty second-class passengers, ('old storage appliances will be introduced. The total shipments ot fresh decid nous fruit from this State up to the 1st of September reached the enormous quantity of 355 carloads, as against 2003 carloads during the same period in 1811(1. The shipments made prior to August 1st are said to have paid well, but those made since that date have been subjeoted to severe oompeti tion from tbe fTuit grown in tbe Eas tetn States, tbe production of which seems to have been on a large scale in spite of the early reports whioh indi cated shortages, especially of the peach orop on the Atlantio seaboard. . Tbe expansion of the Eastern market is remarkable and indicates that with the return of general prosperity in manu fuoturing and cognate industries it will be able to absorb all of our sur plus fruit for some years to oome. LATE NEWS NOTES. A Dutch pilot boat was sunk in a oollision at Rotterdam and four persons were drowned. Plans are being formulated for a re ligious parliament to be held at Paris during the World's fair there in 1000 It is reported that nineteen members of a filibustering expedition, whi recently lauded in Cuba, were slain by the Spanish. Strit, the new Minister of Finance of Greece, bus announced his intention to secure an indemnity loan coveting the amount exacted by Turkey. A Paris cablegram says it is offi cially announced that tbe appointment of M. Jules Cauibou, recent Govern or of Algeria, as French Ambassador at Washington bus been accepted by the United States. The Marquis of Salisbury has noti fled the United States minister at Lon don thst Great Britain will not take part iu the sealing conference to be held at Washington, if Russia and Japun are allowed to participate. Lieutenant Peary has arrived in Bos ton and reports having oompleted arrangements with tbe Eskimos for planting colonies with bases of sup plies along tbe route which he proposes to take in his dush for the North Pole next summer. It is reported now, in regard to the English government concessions in the interest of silver, that, subjeot to cer tain conditions, three points may be ceded, namely, a reopening of tbe In- d'an mints, the holding of one-fifth silver in the Bank of England reserve, and the raising of legal tender silver Horn 3 to 5. Acoording to a special dispatch from Mad.-id, Senor Casteilanos.tbe retiring Minister for tbe Colonies, has called upon the Bank of Spain to furnish SO, 000,000 pesetas for the Cuban cam paign. Tbe committee of the bank declined to make tbe advance, where upon the governor of the bank invited the committee to resign. Federal Judge Foster of Topeka nan., nag dissolved the temporary order restraining tbe officers to the Kansas City stockyards troin comply iug with the recent Kansas law reduc ing charges one-half and held that tbe company must still get a reasonable return on its investment. An appeal will be taken. A dispatch from Butler, Ind., says that during the railroad strike of 1804 a large number of Wabash em ployes were laid off and their applica tions for reinstatement have not been heeded. It is now given out on gooa authority that all the old men will be taken back as rapidly as possible. This will mean the reinstatement of several hundred men over the entire system. It is again reported tnat Spain is seeking for support among the powers of Europe, in case of Amerioan inter vention in Cuba, and if the attitude of the Geimau press is indicative of Ger man national policy, Spain would find a strong ally in the kais..r, but tbe press of Euglaud is quite strong now in favor of tbe United States putting a stop to the present condition of things in the island. It is said that one of the first acts of President McKiuley upon his return to Wasniugton will be to issue a procla mation exempting from discriminating tonnage dues and discriminating duties Mexican vessels arriving in ports of the United States in ballast for the purpose of receiving and carrying pas sengers and mail, of loading cattle, wood, or any other national product. This Willi a return for tbe privileges to Amerioan vessels given by Mexico. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. Condensed Telegraphic Reports of Late Events. BRIEF SPARKS FROM THE WIRES. B ad (t of Maws Far Umj Ulgeatlaan-All I' art ef tha Gauntry Kapraaaatad Iatereatlng Itema. John A. Sailer, who has been United States oonsul to Aoopulco, Mexico, for twenty years, is dead. Four of a crew of seven were drowned at North Long Branch, New Jersey, by tbe capsizing of a fishing boat. It is rumored tbat ex-President Cleveland is laying wires for election as United States Senator fioui New Jersey. Tbe Dexter Park horse pavilion at Chicago has been burned, and over hundred borsea cremated. Tbe loss is $35,000. Two men have been killed and an other fatally injured by the explosion of a boiler at the Parker mill at Mog oo w.Iowa. Tbe navy department baa ordered that the steam corvette Yantio be turned over to the Cbioago naval militia organization. A gas explosion is reported in tbe Pariish mine three miles from Wilkes barre, Pa. It is thought several aie killed and many injured. The United States geological depart ment is conducting a series of surveys in the Yellowstone national park un der the direction of Walter H. Weed. Tbe latest and most peculiar organi zation of reoord is tbat of tbe Amerioan Brotherhood of Cripples, which has just been established at St. Louis, Mo. The Cbioago and Milwaukee Brew ers Association threaten to out the price of beer from $4.60 to $2 to force the rebellious brewers into tbe assooia tion. Senator Deboe will urge Congress man John Wilson of Barbourville, Ky., for the presidency of the Civil Servioe Commission, now held by John Proctor. Seven bouses were burned at Nortb Des Moines, Iowa, from a blaze in a burn near by. Tbe flames were carried by the wind several blooks. Tho loss was $20,000. Tbe steamer City of Columbia is being fitted out at New York and tbe Delaware at Philadelphia, both for voyages to the Klondike diggings in tbe spring. The United States Navy will be re presented in Central America during tbe Guatemalan revolution by tbe Newark at Nicaragua and tbe Alert at Champerioo. Tbe anti-cigarette law of Tennessee. e nacted by the Assembly of Tennessee at its last session, has been declared unconstitutional by Circuit Judge Lur. ton of Nashville. A woman named Mrs. Caroline Raginus, hailing from West Point, murdered ber four obildren and com mitted suicide by asphyxiation in i hotel at New York. The suit of Dr. Daniel Potter of Bap. tist Tabernacle fame, agamst John D, Rockefeller for $250,000 for oriuiiual libel, has been dismissed by tbe pre siding judge in New York. Tbe old United States frigate Con stitution, better known as "Old Iron sides" has been towed from Ports moutb, N. H., to Boston. She will be laid np for good as an historical relic, Antonio Apaoho, a full blooded Apache Indian, is soon to enter Har vard University. He is a grandson of tbe great chief Cochise, and is well ad vanced in tbe different branches of a liberal education. All tbe wheat and flour we export from America barely suffices to pay for tbe sugar imported from foreign ooutries. And yet there are thousands of acres in the country adapted to sugar beet cultivation. A speoial meeting of tbe Naval Dock Board was called recently at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to consider tbe reports as to tbe disabled conditions of all but one of tbe timber structures owned by the Government. A dispatch from Indianapolis, Ind says a call has been issued for tbe eighth annual convention of the Boys and Girls' National Home and Em pioyment Association, to b) beld in tbat oity on December 14 and 15. William R. Finch of Wisconsin has been appointed Minister Plenipoten tiary to Paraguay and Uruguay. The following Consuls are appointed: James Dodge of Indiana, to Nagasaki, Japan; Alvin Smith of Ohio, to Trini dad, West Indies. The Liberal Congress of Religions has completed its programme for the fourth annual session to be beld at Nashville, Temi., Ootober 10th-34tb. Tbe chief subjeot of discussion will be: "Are We Outgrowing the Need of the Cburoh?" Tbe United States commissioner of immigration is taking steps to debar all known anarchists from landing at American ports, and those who do suo ceed in landing will afterward be de ported at tbe expense of tbe company iu whose vessel tbey arrive. Advices received at Boise, Idaho, tend to confirm tbe reported deal for tbe sale to an English syndicate of the famous Rowland mine and the Leroy. Tbe officers of tbe company at first pronouueed the story false, but it is now learned tbat a deal is really on and tbat the amount in vol v 3d is $5, 000,000. News bas reached tbe State Depart ment tbat tbe merchants of Bluefields, Nicaragua, have adopted tbe gold standard. Prices will be given in silver for goods sold for cash, but in the case of credit transactions, every oharge is to be in gold, and either gold or its equivalent wilt be exacted at tbe time of payment. Juan Aparioio, the wealthiest mer chant of Guatemala, it in reported has been shot by order of President Bar. rios. It is thought that this will add fury to tbe flames of insurrection now raging there. FOREIGN NEWS. Tbe Congress of Nicaragua has su- j tborized tbe Government to lease or sell tbe National Railroad. Guatemala consular offioers in San Francisco speak of tbe rebellion as a trifling affair, unworthy cf notice. The Musselmana of Crete have ap pealed to the Powers for assistance to offset impending starvation and cold. Tbe Spanish Cabinet baa resigned and a Liberal Cabinet will be formed witb a programme of reforms in tbe ooloniea. An alleged plot by "German Social ists" to assassinate tbe Czar bas been discovered at Warsaw. Numerous arrests bave been made. Tbe profits from tbe street railways of Munich, wbiob are owned by the city, amounted to 105,793 marks for the year ended July 1st. It is reported that a bill will shortly be introduced in the British Parlia ment to increase tbe numerical streugth of tbe army of that country. Tbe King of Corea has sent thirty young men to Russia to learn tbe language of tbat country. On tbeir return tbey are to be employed as offi cials. Tbe Liberateur. a newspaper of Paris, has been seized for advocating tbe assassination of President Faure, King Humbert and the Queen, Regent of Spain. News has been received that the British ship Favonius, from Pensacola for Rio de Janeiro, with lumber, bas been burned at sea. Tbe crew were saved. Further excavations in the pita near Tirespol, Russia, where the fanatical followers of Psskolniki buried them selves alive, have revealed six more bodies. It is understood tbat an eminent Russians juiist will be selected as um pire in the Venezuelan dispute. Tbe selection will not be announced until tbe Czar has given his consent. A bill has been passed by tbe Nicer- aguan Congress grantiug the Atlas Steamship Company of Loudon a 30- year franchise for the exclusive steam navigation of Rio San Juan del Norte. A dispatch from Rome says that the Pope's weakness is increasing, and tbat tbe church dignitaries are afraid be will not rally from tbe extreme feebleness and exhaustion be now be trays. Venezuela bas closed the Taohira region against Colombian commerce, probably fearing a revolutionary upris ing on aooount of the reported fraudu lent election favoring Andrade for president. The Soolalist Convention has been opened at Hamburg, Germany. Its principal object is to decide as to the participation of the Socialists as a party iu the forthcoming elections to the Diett. The postal authorities in Berlin are preparing to plaoe at tbe railway and other stations 300 peuuy-in-tbe-slot machines for tbe sale of stamps and postal cards; also for pencils to write on tbe cards. The Right Honorable Charles Lenox Wyke, of London, formerly British Consul-General iu Central America, Minister Plenipotentiary to Mexico, Minister to Hanover, is dead. He was born in 1815. Acoording to advices reoently re ceived from Rio Jaueiro, Brazil, an important battle bas been fought be tweeu tne troops ana tne lunatics, in whioh tbe latter were repulsed after great losses on both sides. Prominent Irish leaders are demand ing the immediate assembling of Parliament, in order to take meas ures to avert the impending famine, In some parts of the island the dreaded famine fever has already broken out. Tbe late Barney Barnato, who com mitted suioide by throwing himself into the sea from the British steamer Scot on June 14th last while on tbe passage from Cape Town, Africa, to Southampton, left a fortune amount ing to 963,865 8s 6d. A destructive fire occurred at Ma. nila, Philippines, recenty, on Septem oer ss, in wmon many or the govern ment builldings were completely con a- . , . guinea, ana many uvea were lost in the panio which occurred in connection with the conflagration, The Sultan of Turkey is now said to be urging a conference, either at Con stantinople or St. Petersburg, with the object of forcing England out of Egpyt, and giving that country an autonomous government under the suzerainty of Turkey, Floods having washed away a rail road bridge near Maddur, India, an engine and five oars loaded with people were precipitated into the river, causing great loss of life. Tbe report plaoes the number 150, witb fourteen injured. killed at The assault upon President Diaz of Mexico, wbiob wig at first believed to bave been tbe irresponsible action of one man, is now considered to bave been the first stroke in a conspiracy wbiob was to bave ended in the deposi tion of tbe President of tbe Republic. A dispatch to the New York Herald from Valparaiso, Chile, says: "It is stated here that a powerful syndicate of German bankers bas offered to tbe Chilean Government a loan of $100, 000,000 in gold at 4 per cent interest and 3 per cent amortization for the completion of the publio works and railways. Henry Savage Landor, a well-known artist, traveler and writer, and tb grandson of the oelebrated Walter Savage Landor, has just returned to India after a terrnble experience. He bad undertaken an exploring tour in Thibet, but be was abandoned by all tbe members of bis company exoept two coolies. General Neal Dow, the famous pro hibitionist, died at bis home in Port land, Me., reoently. Dow was born in Portland, in 1804, and had served several terms as Mayor of bis native oity and in tbe Legislature of bis State. He also commanded a company of volunteers in tbe Civil War wbon over 60 years of age. He was tbe Prohibition candidate for President in 1880. Tbe Santa Ana Blade says tbat tbe peanut crop of tbat vioinity is a total failure completely destroyed by the red spider. ' FOR THE FARMERS. Some Interesting; News for tbe Ruralist SPOKEN OF IN THIS COLUMN. ArawBaaalbIa HlnU U Salt tha Boat AgrlenltarlatItaaaa That Hay Benefit oar Readers. Thayer' Berry Kalletln. Following is C. M. Thayer's berry bulletin for August and September: Tbe bearing season being over, the delight of unfolding leaf, bud and blossom past, tbe fruit matured and tbe appetite satisfied, we are apt to neglect tbe very means of future suo cess. Remember two seasons of good work are necessary to produoe best crops of berries. The babyhood of the plant requires careful nursing in tbe spring; tbe childhood of the plant careful training and protection in tbe fall, and the mature or exhausted plant care at all times. Tbe berry plant gives you fruit but once. All tbe energy and even life itself, are offered up in its wonderful effort to produoe fruit and seed. It then dies, and should be removed and burned. Nature knowing tbe sacri fice, provides a new growth from tbe roots and repeats its efforts again and again. The neglect of a plant at any stage of growth carries the result through life just as surely as witb a child or other animal growth. After fruiting, tbe roots of plants should be nursed back into vigorous life by cut ting out all old and surplus gTowth; cultivate thoroughly and give a good dressing of fine manure or wood ashes. This best prepares tbem for resisting the cold winters of tbe north and stimulates them for active work in the early springs of the south. It is sometimes desirable to propa gate your own plants. If r, select strong new growth of currants and grapes, as soon as the leaves fall, out in pieces about eight inches long, each piece containing three buds. Set in long straight rows, eight or ten inches apart, leaving top bud near the surface of the ground. Cultivate and keep free from weeds. Good one-year plants are thus made tbe following season. . For black raspoerries Dury tne tips of the cane as soon as it naturally bends to the ground, leave until spring, when it is ready to detach and transplant. Plants from the blackberry and red raspberry are usually taken from the sprouts or suckers that come up be tween tbe rows or around the bill. considerable care being necessary in digging tbe plants. Seleot strong roots in spring or fall, cut in pieoeB about five inches long and sow in drills about three feet apart. The gooseberry being more difficult to pro. pagate, Bhould be mounded np, cover ing tbe hill exoept the tips of the branches. The following year many fine roots ara found along the branches; these brauohes are removed, made into outtings and set out tbe same as cur rants. Curing- Ftgi. The fig is one of the fruits raised in California in which less progress has been made, in a commercial way, than in any other important horticultural product, says the Los Angeles Times. United States Consul J. H. Madden hag written from Smyrna to a friend in Los Angeles, describing the practice of curing figs in that country. Follow ing is the description, as printed in an agricultural exchange: ''When tbe fig is ripe and ready to fall, or has fallen, it is taken and laid upon an open spot of ground that bas previously been prepared for this pur. pose, having been beaten down till it is very hard, so tbat tbe soil may pot attach itself to the fruit. It is allowed to remain until tbe skin becomes hard and tough, when it is put into gunny sacks and sent to Smyrna where it is packed. "The packing is a very simple pro cess. It consists of merely working the fig with the fingers in the most ap proved shape. If the fruit is paoked for European trade it is worked into a square or block shape; if for America, into tbe shape you always find tbem iu tbe markets of that country, Th 6 s'lape is only a matter ot taste or fancy of the buyer. "The fig packers while at work fre quently dip their fingers into a bucket of sea water at tbeir side for tbe pun pose of cutting tbe past Off of them, since tbey beoome sticky otherwise and impede tbeir work. Any clean water salted, would answer tbe same purposes. Here and there tome laurel leaves are also put in the box as the packing proceeds, some say to destroy the worms which are hatched out after packing; others contend tbat tbe laurel leaf is only a matter of orna ment. "I should bave stated tbat if the fruit bas been wet by rain during the process of drying it beoomea dark and. sours after it is packed. But it is very rare for rain to fall in this climate during that season of the year. I un derstand that the main difficulty in producing the figs of this section in California is the impossib)ity of pro pagating there the insect which carries tbe pollen of tbe male tree to the flower of tbe female tree, and thus fructifies it. It is said this insect will not prosper in your country." Poultry For Troflt. By batching at different times in tbe year say in tbe first part of April, tbe last of June and again in October, ope bag a flock 01 bens which moult at different times in the year, and there fore lay all tbe year around, says the Sonoma County Farmer. An early moulting ben will, if properly bandied, commence to lay again in tbe early part of October, and one which docs not moult until December will also lay in tbe fall. Hens to lay out of season must bave meat, and when eggs are high it often pays to buy beet necks to feed in order to get cheap meat from them. One thing one has to be careful about is not to feed too heavy of grain when tbe hens are not laying. It is very difficult to start a fat ben to laying out ot season. It is a good plan to bave a separate yard in wbiob to put all tbe fat bens and feed them less than would do for those in fair condition. It is money thrown away to feed more than is necessary to keep tne hens in good working condition. Tc get top market prices one must bave white eggs, as tbey bring more than mixed lota. Now there are several kinds of bens which lay white eggs. Tbe Leghorn breeds, of which there are several, as white, brown, buff and black, lay a medium-sized egg, but don't d) as well in confinement as tbe Leghorns, and tbe Minorca, both white and black, also lay a large white egg. There are other kinds, also, whioh lay white eggs, and the eggs must be strictly fresh. It won't do to let tbe bens sit on tbem even twenty-four hours, as it will make tbem look oloudy. It is best to bave china nest eggs and bring all eggs in after the bens have gone to roost, as then there is no chance for tbem to sit on any. To get rid of body lice on tbe chick ens, II one is so unfortunate as to get tbem among bis hens use a dust bath composed of one-half flour of sulphur and one-half ashes, witb enough crude carbolic acid to scent it strongly. It should be thoroughly mixed, put in a good-sized box, take tbe ben by tbe legs and thoroughly rub tbe mix ture through ber feathers, then grease ber bead and under ber wings. Don't use it in wet weather. California Orange. Tbe Los Angeles Times believes that California will bave tbe largest orange crop next season ever harvested in this State. This opinion is based on an ex amination ot orchards all along tbe foothills and on reports from other citrus fruit sections. From every point the report comes that tbe fruit is setting uncommonly heavy, witb the dropping of oranges very light, The trees did not bloom so heavily as they bave been aocustomed to do some years, but a larger percentage of the blossoms bave developed into healthier settings than usually. It bas been generally acoepted as a fair statement for two years tbat tbe next normal orop of oranges would reach 13,000 carloads. The falling of the oranges laBt spring prevented tbat quantity being harvested in the season just closed. But it appears that there is now every prospect of fully a "normal" crop, barring accidents. Southern California oan oount on harvesting 4,000,000 boxes of the golden fruit dur ing the coming year. Wbon tbe great frost came upon Florida the orange in dustry of that State bad grown to 5, 000.000 boxes, while California then produced only about 1,500,000 boxes. It was then generally believed tbat it would be many years before tbe United States would again reach so great a production. Even California could not comprehend that in four years from tbe destructive frost this State would make up half of tbe loss as it will have done. This leaves but 8,500,000 boxes, or 75,000 carloads of increase to plaoe the country again at the highest point of productiveness yet reached, and it is a conservative estimate that the young orchards of ouumeru uaniorma win make up that deficiency within five years. Experimental Poultry farm. The last State Legislature passed a bill for an experimental poultry farm, whioh tbe Governor did not permit to beoome a law. California may, how ever, still bave such a Btation. Tho Petaluma Poultry Keepers' Associa tion has taken the matter up, and selected the Lincoln Heights poultry farm, owned by S, S, Peck as the loca tion, The farm contains fifty acres, witb nuitable buildings and 1500 bead of fowls, mostly White Leghorns. Tbe experiments will be conducted under tbe supervision of tbe university, but by whom and at whose expense wa are not fully informed, The Chronicle says; "If the experimental farm is estab lished, one of the first things to be at tempted is tbe ascertainment of the reason why eastern poultry sells high er in this market than our own, and whether or not our ponltryme" can successfully compete in this trade. Two thousand miles' ride in a crowded coop is certainly not good for tbe poultry, and yet after such a ride tbey will outsell, by from $ to $3 a dozen, stock wbiob bas merely taken the cool pleasure ride from Petaluma. Sugar Beet Kihau.l Soil. Advices from Chino state that the yield of sugar beets and the percentage of sugar in tbe beets will be much lower tbis season than was expected. This is not at all surprising, when we consider tbat in some oases beets have been grown an the same laud for seven yeurs, without any change, or uny attempt to fertilize the soil. It is true tbat the sugar beets draw largely from tbe atmosphere, through its leaves, and consequently makes less drain upon the soil than many jrope, but still, even tbe sugar beet cannot con tinue to draw from tbe soil year alter year without weakening it and render ing a change necessary. Southern California farmers will soon have to learn the lesson that, even iu this fer tile section, one cannot keep, on grow ing tho same crop year after year with ot exhausting the soil. Tha l ie of Mine. The applioation of lima to some soils is very boneflcial, says L. Coats, in the California Fruit Grower. Liming the land for almost all crops 1) a practice whioh hHsbeen generally diicontinued. Two to four hundred bushels of lime to the acre were used and the land was found to be getting impoverished. This is easily understood when we realize the action of the lime. It acts chemi cally as a solvent, releasing much plant food whioh were otherwise un available, and it will be readily seen tbat if this were kept up for several years, without using manure, the laud would soon be exhausted, although the first year very good results might be noticed. About forty bushels to tbe acre, used only occasionally, would improve most lands. It would benefit a stiff cky adobe by mechanioal action in keeping tbe soil porous, and as a solvent is val cable in any land. Land that has be oome sour through a surplus of moist ure or through lack of drainage may be sweetened by an applioation of lime. Some soils are deficient in lime, and where that is tbe case it is useful as a direct plant food. WILL SOON DEPART. Blanco Will Lose No Time in Re. lieving Weyler. RE-ENFORCEMENTS TO FOLLOW. Derrra Waned Allowing tha Itetara Many Who Were Ie ported K ro m Cuba. New York, N. Y. A World cabel troin Madrid says: Witb tbe exoep-. tion of Conservatives and Republicans, who persist in courting a Weyler ma jority, the press and publio opinion approve the njw Government for ga zetting today decrees recalling Wey ler and appointing Marshal Blanco as Governor of Cuba. So determined was tbe Cabinet's act iu vigorously directing the council of Ministers to approve tbe foregoing decrees tbat Count Xiqueua,- Minister of Publio Works, carried tbem to tbe palace and tbe Queen got up from dinner to sign tbem. Tbe Minister of Wartele- giaphed tbe Transatlantic Company to postpone tbe departure of tbe mail steamer to allow Blanco to embark witb a numerous staff. Six generals able officers who served under Marshal Campos in the early part of the present war and 20,000 men as re-enforcements will follow in November. The Minister of War also telegraphed Weyler to embark immediately after handling tbe command to tbe Marquis Abumada or General Linares. All tbe bigh civil officials and principal lieu tenants of Weyler will be replaced promptly. The Government tele graphed to cease instantly severitiea and all rigorous methods of warfare practiced hitherto. Blanco is not ex pected to be in a position to form a correct estimate of the situation or suggest the best course to follow for leading up to pacification. He will begin tbe reform policy before the mid dle of November, and military opera tions will continue directly fine weath er permits, against the insurgents it they are not disposed to submit on bearing of the contemplated reform and reversal of the polioy of tbe last two years. The Government has re ceived unfavorable intelligence of a re vival ot tbe insurrection in the Philip pine Islands, which is serious in four provinces. Several filibustering expeditions from China and Japan landed arms and war stores at various parts of tbe coast. Considerable re-enforcements will bave to be sent to Manila before the fine season, when tbe rebels are likely to resume the offensive. Because the present Governor, Marshal Rivers sent home half the European force, believ ing tho rebellion subdued, Marshal Campos deolined to go to the Philip pines. His presence in Spain is more, necessary if eventualities in the oolo uiul war make military dictator neces sary. Havana, Cuba. General Weyler baa issed a decrea allowing the return to the island of Senor Gonzales Lanza, a Judge of the Supreme Court of Havaua and a professor iu the university; Dr. Emilauo Nunze, a well-known lawyer; Alfredo Zayas, Adolto Dia Ignacia Lamas, Manuel Castio Polomino, Juan Ensenat, Adolfo de la Cueva, Miguel Ferro, and 121 others who had been deported. London, Eng. The Times, com menting editorially on the Cuban ques tion, says: If Senor Sagasta fail to, adopt a bold reform policy in Cuba likely to disarm American jingoism it might turn out to have been wiser to. bave left General Weyler to finish the. war in his own fashion. Mouth I'olar Fx 1 orotic. Kansas City, Mo. Tbfj sale of tbe eastern division of the, Kansas Pacifio under foreclosure will take place at Topeka, November 5. The entire property, with lauds, equipment, tele graph lines, etc, is to be sold in one parcel. The upset price is placed at $4,500,000. A deposit of $800,000 ia required to be placed in the hands of tbe master iu chicanery five days be fore tin sale. The following day the sale of tha middle division of tbe Kansas Paoifla will be beld at Salina, Kami., tbe en tire property being embraoed in one parcel. Tbe upset price named ia $3. 300,000. A deposit of $'200,000 is re quired five days before the sale. Looal railroad men expect the syndicate headed by Ger.eral O. M. Dodge, pre sident of the Forth Worth and Denver City, will be the purchaser at the sale Kmiaaa r Keltic Foreclosure, Loudon, Eng. A dispatoU to the Daily Chronicle from Christiaaia, says that the commercial and scientific ex pedition to be undertaken tor south polar exploration to bo. tinder the oon duct of Dr. Borobgrevinok, tbe Antarc tic explorer, will start from England next July, A report from Warsaw, Russia, states tbat an extensive plot for assas sination of Czar Nicholas on his recent visit to that city has been unearthed.' Tbe road over whioh he was to have traveled bad been mined preparatory to oouoealing explosives. The suooesa of the plan was only frustrated by an accident to the work. About 130 persons bave been arrested, accused ot complicity in the plot. The Chinese pirates bave alt last been subdued by the Dutoh on tbe island of Sumatra. For many years they have successfully resisted every attempt at subjugation, and ut inter vals bave plied tbeir wicked trade among tbe nierobantmen passing through tbe Straits of Malaoca. The Dutch have reduoed heir fortifications, killing a large number of tbeir war riors, and driving the tomainder into the bills. A conservative estimate of the num ber of strangers who were in Denver to participate in the city's great annual carnival christened "Festival of Moun tain and Plain," is 40.000. All por tions of tbe western mountain country, were represented. The Santa Barbara New says that tbe accumulated stock of old beans ia rapidly going out of that country. Daring the month of August there were nearly 6,000,000 pounds shipped