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Published Ever? Thursday. ♦ ' ABERDEEN WASH. mo™* An Interesting Collection of Items From th« Two Hemisphere* Presented in a Condensed Form. I In Panay, 31,000 persona have sworn allegance. Morocco pay a the Amerioan indem- j nltj claim. Ashland, Or., voted against liceni lag saloons. The Boers raided Cape Colony at two separate points. The misunderstanding at Pekin was doe to a calile error. Only 85 lives were lost in the found- j ering of the Gneisenau. The French chamber of deputies adopted the umensty bill. The return of volunteers nil cause renewed insurgent activity. Colorado capitalists have bonded the old Gem mine, in Eastern Oregon. Reapportionment bill reported gives Washington no extra congressman. Railway brotherhoods will ask the Santa Fe to re-em ploy its operators. The naval construction board recom mends four awards for warship con struction. Superintendent C'albreth, of Oregon insane asylum, has submitted his an nnal report. Farmers' institute was held at Staf ford under auspices of the Oregon agri cultural college. Washington county, Oregon, has offered $500 reward for the arrest of the murdeier of Andrew Dahlberg. Two transports will start in a few days from Manila for Pan Francisco with 1,000 sick and wonnded soldiers. The schooner Pioneer, lumber-laden for San Francisco, went ashore on the Nestucca beaoh daring the recent ■torm. Associate Supreme Court Justice George C. Ludlow, ex-governor of New Jersey, died at his residence in New Brunswick, N. J. The stranded bark Poltalloch, on Willipa harbor, withstood the recent gale good. In fact she is in better po rtion than before. Fire in East Providence, R. 1., de stroyed a wharf on which there was q (l|W mm nl nnal Th« lflM ill Two highwaymen who stopped a baggy near Portland, upon discover ing that it contained two ladies, apolo gised and allowed theiu to drive on. Loot sent to France will be embar goed. American wheat viaibld shows a de crease. ...tvuirue doctrine may be applied to France. The Boers were defeated in a battle ■t Orange river. A third negro was lynched by the Kockport, Ind., 1110b. In the sinking of the Gneisonau, 130 persons were drowned. There is no prospect of passing the ■nbaidy bill this session. The steamer Alpha was wrecked on the Vancouver island coast. Major-General John G. Parke died at his home in Washington. The Porto Rico case is before the United States supreme court. Congressman Boutelle was plaoed on the retired list of the navy. The military commission begins it* investigation in the Booz hazing. Fresh instructions sent to Conger will clear the way ol all obstacles. A cure for strikes was discussed by the arbitration oonfereneo at Chicago. Preparations are being made (or de velopment of natural gas near Rosalia, Wash. A Washington county farmer was murdered by a shot tired through his window. The official report of the finances of the Paris exposition, shows a loss of 3,000,000 francs. The Oregon supreme court decided that the Portland vehicle license ordi nance was invalid. Five cases of what is believed to be bubonic plague have developed in Tucu man, in the Argentine Republic. The officials of the Santa Fa and the officers of »he different trainmen's organisations will hold a conference in Chicago. Seven hundred Boers have crossed from Orange River colony into Cap* Colony near Aliwal North, and have reached Kaapdal. President McKinley expects to ar> range his Western trip so as to be in Ban Franoisco to witness the launch ing of the battleship Ohio. Twenty-five terra cotta atatuea in the Boaton museum of fine arta prove to be bogna. To the naked eye not more than 6,000 atari are ordinarily ivaible. A owrtful teleacope will reveal 6,000,00 ■tan at onoe. In China anyone who writes an la* moral book ia puniabed with 100 blowa of the heavy bamboo and baniahmeat for life. Anyone who reai'a it ia alao poniabed. i LATER NEWS. Conger vu instructed to aign the note. There is another hitch in the Chineae negotiations. Troops are being concentrated in .Northern Cape Colony. The English war office haa arranged to reinforce Kitchener at onoe. Nicholas Darnell, a pioneer of East era Oregon, ia dead, aged 68 years. Governor (jeer asks Pacific Northwest states to join Oregon in celebration of Lewis and Clarke centennial. A mob at Gnlf Port, Miss., lynched a negro. It now appears that he was the wrong man. The supreme court of Ohio has dis« missed five cases brought under the trust laws of that state. It is probable that the president will Portland and the Puget sound cities on his trip in May. State of Washington pays $11,300 sugar bounty to local sugar beet fac tory for Spokane county crop. The controller of the currency has appointed a receiver for the American National Bank of Baltimore. It is thought that depositors will be paid in full. The etriking telegraph operators on the Santa Fe have given np the fight. Their places have been filled by new men. Over 1,000 Christians ore reported to have been massacred by Turks. The Turkish authorities show the utmost indifference. The United States gunboat Anapolis, which went aground opposite Lam bert's point, Va., has been floated. It is not thought that the vessel is in jured. A dispatch from Tien Tsin says: "Prince C'hing asserts that Emperor Kwang Hsu, unaccompanied by the Empress Dowager, left Sinan l*u De cember 19, bound for l'ekin." The dead body of Peter F. Johnson was found in a water ditch on Park avenue, Puyallup. The presumption is that Johnson fell into the ditch anil waa unable to rescue himself. A coal mine under the city of Pitts burg, Pennsylvania, has partially caved in, allowing part of the principal street of the town to fall into the mine. It is feared other sections will also sink. Following the break of the Lulu is land dyke, floods have caused further damage to the seawalls protecting the farmers of the Fraser river valley. Owing to high tides, strong winds and • heavy rains, the lands have been badly flooded, and the village of Stevenson is three feet under water. .All «ha. mJnlstora England is alarmed over the Boer invasion of Cape Colony. The senate committee made many changes in the army bill. The Morans, of Seattle, will not get the contract for new warship. f . •TCUiierson is opposed to en largement of the Portland postoffice. The river and harbor bill will not be made public until after the holidays. Martin Stickel, the self-confessed Castle Rock assassin, will be hanged. A company has been organized in ; lowa to build a fish cannery in Alaska. Senator Mcßride has asked for large appropriation for customs service launch at Astoria. The Booth-Kelly Lumber Company will change its headquarters from Sag iuaw to Eugene, Or. Anaa E. Smith, was appointed post i miubtress at Cainas valley, Or., vice H. Allison, resigned. Thomas Parker, a native of England, was frozen to death near the ruoath of i White river, Klondike. Samples of two dangerous counteifeit silver coins have been obtained fioin Portland and Sopkane. A collition occurred on the Sumpter- Raker City road in which two locomo tives were slightly damaged. Memorial services were held at the Oregon university in honor of Henry Yilliird, one of the college's greatest benefactors. It is announced tbat the total tax able property in the city of Salem, Or., will be approximately $230,000 less than last year. A pitched battle ii imminent be tween the British under General Cle ments, who has been reinforced, and the Boers under General Delarey. The clearing house banks at Tacoma, have decided that after January 1, they will accept Canadian silver at par. Heretofore it has been taken at 5 per cent discount. All attempts to float the British steamer Laura, Captain Yule, from Sa vannah via Norfolk for Bremen, ashore on the coast of Holland, near l'eiton, have been unsuccessful. The steamer Sarah Dixon collided with the breakwater neai Mount CofHn, on the Lower Columbia and now tests in 15 feet of water. This is the steam er's second experience uuder water. The agricultural departmment haa established at Washington a laboratory for testing all torta of road materials. The immigration bureau has al* , lowed contract laborers from Porto Rico to land in tbe U aited States aa oitiaena. Tbe coat of tbe public schools of Greater New York for the year 1901 < will be .f 17,700,"78. The number ol I pnpfis in the acboola is estimated at i 408,119. J IM11MB; Have Turned the Tide by Enter- | ing Cape Colony. ji iJEWS CAUSES MUCH ANXIETY IN LONDON | I ' ! < jeneral Kitchener Is Said to Have Demanded |l Heavy Reinforcements—A Pitched ' Battle Seems Imminent. London, Dec. 22.—Tho war office lust evening could give no information j regarding the reports of a Boer inva sion of Cape Colony. The officials ex- \ pressed the opinion, however, that the newspaper accounts were exaggerated and that probably the troops who have been employed in chasing General Dewet will be diverted to deal with the invaders. Having regard to the cus» touiarv methods of tint wai office, this can only be interpreted as confirming tho report. Lord Kitchener, in the meantime, keeps a tight rein over the news, which increases the public disquietude. There is a persistent rumor that he has demanded heavy reinforcements. According to the Daily Mail, private telegrams received in London yester day depict the situation in (Jape Colony hs somewhat ominous. It seems that tne invading liners are receiving con siderable assistant e from the local Dutch, and that the troops at the dispjsal of the British are not sufficient to cope with any serious invasion. It is believed that the government has at j last awakened to the seriousness of the situation, and is making great efforts to have Lord Kitchener supplied with horses and mules. The British losses at Nooitgedacht, according to the oliicial accounts, were 83 killed and wounded, with 44 miss ing and still unaccounted lor. It is re ported this afternoon that General Knox has been forced to abandon the pursuit of General Dewet, owing to the situation created in Cape Colony by the Boers crossing the Orange river. It is said that 8,000 republicans have entered Cape Colony, and a similar number have reached l'hilipstown. The report udds that Dewet, with about 4,000 men, is northwest of Lady brand, and that an attack on Winbuig is inometarily expected. j — PROTECTION TO CATTLEMEN A New Branding Bill Is Suggested That Will Save Them Many a Head. Portland. Deo. 22.—1t has been sug gested that a bill be passed at the next legislature mmivjJi,i" ■"«»/"• fftVni 1 reguitiQ (brand or a road brand before driving them out to the railroad. This is a I matter in which all the stockmen of Eastern Oregon are interested and which should be agitated by men in that business. Xlw WU <■< ouuti it law in a source of much annoyance in that section, every season, and should be reme died. Representative (iecr has signi. tied his willingness to introduce such a measure, provided the stockmen will get together and give him an outline of what is desired. The IJarney County i Stockmen's Association should tnke the matter up and formulate a bill, aa it is of particular importance to the members of the association. It should have their immediate attention, as it is not long until the legislature meets in January. It is not a matter that the stockmen of llarney comity alone are interested in, but Malheur county as well. The residents of that county should lie heard from as to their ideas and pleas ure, therefore the time is uonu too short to begin at once. Takes No Stock In Charges. Paris, Deo. 22.—The Freiich govern* ment has given the most emphatic de nial to those French papers which tried to iuvolve the American embassy in the Paric disclosures in connection with the United States war depart ment's knowledge of French govern ment gun secrets, by offering the cross of the Legion of Honor to Lieutenant W. 8. Sims. the formal United States naval attache at Paris, whom La I'ress describes as the person guilty of dis closing the gun secrets. Umatilla Lightship to Be Replaced. Astoria, Deo. 22.—The lighthouse: tender Manzanita has received instruc- ; tions to replace the Umatilla reef light ship as soon as practicable. The light* ship, which broke adrift some days ago, is now at Port Angeles Captain Greg ory has all the necessary appliances on ' board, and will leave out on his mis-' ■ion at the earliest opportunity. Spanish Royal Marriage. Madrid, Deo. 22.—1n the senate to- ■ day the royal message read by General ; Azcarraga, the premier, announcing the marriage at an early date of the princess of the Austrian, heiress pre sumptive to the throiie, with Prince Charles, second son of the Count of Caeerta, was adopted by 157 votes against 49. Christians in Turkey Massacred by Moslems. London, Dec. 22.— A dispatch to 1 the Daily Express reports recent Mos« lent excesses against the Christian pop. nlation of Turkey, in which 2UO Chris tians have been killed. Chile Will Exhibit. Valparaiso, Deo. 21.—The chamber it dnpoties has passed a hilt appropri-! iting $500,000 for the Chilean exhibit it the Pan-American exposition in Buffalo. I STICKEL WILL BE HANGED. ' Pate of Self-Confessed Castle Rock Assassin— ; I Defense Was Hereditary Insanity. Kalamß, Wash., Deo. 21.—"Gnilty, as charged" was the verdict of the < jury at 9:30 o'clock tonight in the case of the state of Washington against Mar tin Stickel for the murder of William j B. Shankliu. ' Stickel ia the most notorious and \ cold-blooded criminal ever tried in the ; courts of Cow'itz countv. A year ago last November, William B. Shanklin i was killed at his home near Kelso, and his house was burned over his dead body. He was shot at night while eating supper. The case was shrouded in mystery, and no clew to the murderer could be obtained. On the evening of November 28, 1900, Mr, ' and Mrs. Cornelius Knapp, an aged 1 couple, living near Castle Rock, were 1 killed while at the supper table in the i same manner as Shanklin was one year ' before. It was evident that the same man had committed , both crimes. Sheriff Kirby and Detective Sam Sim mons traced the crime to Martin Stickel, who lived on a scow near the rnoutn of the Cowlitz river. Stickel was arrested, lie maintained his in nocence until confronted with the fact that his watch and keys had been iden tified as having belonged to Shanklin, the murdered man. Then he made a partial coniession, and implicated his neighbor, Ed Pierce. After his preliiinnary trial, he was taken to the Pierce county jail for safe keeping. There he joined the Salva tion Army and made a full confession, admitting that he did the killing in both the Shanklin and Knapp murders, and that he was alone in the matter, i When arraigned in the superior court today, on tho adivce of his counsel he pleaded not guilty, and his case was tried upon the evidence, which was overwhelmingly against him. T'lie de fense made an unsuccessful attempt to prove that the man had inherited a criminal disposition to the extent that j ho was not accountable for his actions. His mother testfted that before hie birth and during gestation she was mad at every body and that the child was born sick and was always an un-: natural child. The jury was out but 1 one hour. The prisoner was sentenced | by Judge Miller to be hanged on a date to be hereafter fixed, not sooner than 80 days nor later than 90 days from ;date. An Austrian Airship. New York, Dec. 21.—A dispatch to the Journal and Advertiser from Vi enna says an Austrian engineer, Wil liam Kiess, has invented an airship which is pronounced to be better than Zeppeliu's. The emperor's attention . being called to the model, he has be : come much interested, and expressed l the belief that it would be successful. ; | large ship, and the emperor* saW ,l 'ii% i would fix that, and contribted $1,000 [ ! out Of nls OWU pookofc. Numerous I athers followed suit, and Kress will i [ build the ship. ) That Telegraph Error. Washington, Dec. 31.—1t is now ' learned that the entire misunderstand ing which has delated the consnmma -1 tion of the agreement at Pekin was ' caused by the change or omission of ' the single digit in a complex group of figures making up one of the cipher ' messages of instruction to .Mr. Conger. 1 Curiously enough, the chauge in this single digit exactly reversed the mean ing of the entire message, so that Mr. Conger, in opposing the Knglish view, was acting exactly contrary to the spirit of his instructions, though in ao , cordance with their letter. A Germain Censorship. Berlin, Dec. 20. —The Deutsche Co lonial lUatt publishes an order of Em peror William forbiddiug officers and officials, including those on the retired list iu tiie colonial serivce, to print anything about the colonies without the consent of the minister of war, or the minister of marine, who must first obtain permission from the imperial chancel Uor. Not So Bad as Reported. Madrid, Dec. 20.—An official dis patch from the prelect of Malaga shows the loss of life by the foundering of the German training frigate Gneise nau off Malaga to be less than has been reported. According to this dis« patch, 35 fatalities resulted from the accident, and 100 persons were in* jured. New Mint Regulation. Washington, Dec. 20.—The senate committee on finance authorized a fa vorable leport on the house bill giving the superintendents of coinage at the mints the right to exchange gold bars for gold free of charge or with charge, at their discretion. The present law makes the charge mandatory. Dissatisfied With Von Waldersee. St. Petersburg, Dec. 21.—The Novo- I Vremya observes that there are evi dences of discontent in all the armieß, including the Uerinan, with Field Marshal von Waldersee's brutality. The paper supports the demand that each aruiy act henece forth on its own responsibility. Crushed to Death by a Train. Vancouver, B. C., Dec. 21— Whilk attempting to board a gravel train at Barnet, Charles McFee was thrown ander the moying train, the cars pass ing over his stomach, crashing faim to J iL ieath. Patterson's Nomination Confirmed. Washington, Dec. 21.—The senate Has confirmed the nomination of J. M. Patterson to be postmaster at The DalUa, Or. , IKHT B RlUflßl Senate Approves Hay-Pauncefote Convention. WAS ADOPTED BY A VOTE OF 55 TO 18 All Amendments, Except Those Offered by the Committee on Foreign Relations, Voted Down. Washington, Deo. 24.—After spend ing the greater part of the past week in considering the Hay-Pauncefote treaty for the modification of the Clay ton-Bulwer convention of 1850, tne senate consumed only one hour and ten minutes in amending it and ratify ing it as amended. During the time there were several roll calls and viva voce votes. The first five of the roll calls were illy amendments offered by individual iMiators and the last one of the resolu tion to ratify the treaty as amended. All the amendments except those of fered by Foraker and reported by the committee on foreign relations, were voted down by majorities averaging about 19. The ratification resolution was adopted by a vote of 55 to 18. The senate was in executive session foi about an hour before the time for voting arrived, listening to speeches by Thurston, Gallinger. Wolcott and Bard, explanitorv oi their attitude. The first roll call was upon Elkins' amendment declaring that "nothing contain- in this treaty shall be con strued prevent the United States from acquiring at any time sufficient sovereignty over the same to operate, dofeud, fortify, protect and control said canal or for any other particular as the United States may deem best in its own interest." It was lost, 25 to 45. The other amendment roll call was as follows: On Butler's amendment to strike out section 7 of article 2, prohibiting forti fication—2B ayes, 44 noes. Upon Mason's amendment authoriz ing such protection of the United States to discriminate ill the canal traffic, 27 ayes, 44 noes. On Tillman's amendment authoriz ing defense and maintenance liy th« United States, 27 ayes, 44 noes. Allen's amendment amending ar ticle 3 was voted down viva voce, at \ was also an amendment suggested bn Teller practically striking out all o! article 2. Foraker withdrew hii amendments because they were th< same as those reported by the commit' tee on foreign relations; Penrose, ho cause his were practically identica with Elkins', and Beveridge, becaus* his was covered by the second of th( -1 -I'nmittee. All amendments suggest ed were voteu upuu, and those of tin committee ad"* I**1**" 1 - Allen asked for the reading of th< treaty as amended. This request wai j complied with, and tho vote was taker upon the treaty itself, resulting 55 foi and 18 against ratification. FIGHT TO THE BITTER END The Santa Fe Telegraphers Say They Will Keej Up the Strike. Chicago, Deo. 24.—The striking tele graphers on the Santa Fe road declarc that they will continue the tight against the road to the bitter end with out reference to the results of the con ference held here recently between tin committee representing the other or ganizations of the road and Third Vice- President Ilarr. This announcement was made today by President Dolphin, of th« telegraphers, after receiving re ports from Galveston, Fort Worth, To peka and other points alung the road he said: "We regret that the organizations do not feel that they can give active sup port, but we do not propose to have any controversy with them. There is no cause for the complaint made by some of the members of the committee that we did not notify them of out pur pose to strike. We were not called upou to do this, and there were good reasons why we did not." Prevented a Lynching. Dallas, Tex., Dec. 24.—At the trial at Corsicnna of Andrew Korria, a negro charged with the murder of the wife ol J. L. French, a white fanner, a mob, led by the dead woman's husband, at tempted to take the prisoner from the courtroom and lynch him. The sher iff's forces saved the prisoner. Gover nor Savers was appealed to and a com pany of state militia is now guarding the prisoner, courthouse and jail. Row in Spanish Chamber. Madrid, Deo. 24.—During the dis cussion in the senate of the royal mes sage announcing the marriage in th« near future of the princess of the Aus trian, heir presumptive to the throne, with Prince Charles, second son of th« Count of Caserta, Seuor Artega, a re publican, raised a ctorm of protest by recalling the conspiracy of the Burbon princess against other Bourbon royal ists, which he feared this marriagt would have a tendency to renew. Amid insults from all parts of th« house the speaker gave up the floor. * ___ • New Washington Postmasters. Washington, Deo. 24.—The follow ing Washington postmasters have bees appointed: O. N. Krickson, at Auburn; Z. B. Button, at Dole. The Invasion Spreading. Cape Town, Deo. 24.—The invasion of Cape Colony is spreading. It is re ported that the Boers have occupied Colesborg, near tbe Orange River Col in/ frontier. i THE POPULAR VOTE. McKlnlcy'f Plurality, According »o the Pruca* Figures. Wm 859.824- New York, Deo. 84.—The Times this morning publishes a table showing the popular vote lor presidential electors lin the recent election. Minnesota was ' the last state to declare its vote, this not having been done until yesterday. In some states, as in Louisiana and South Carolina, there were the nomi nations of lint two parties, Republican and Democrat, upon the ballots; in other states there were three or four, and in some eight. The total vote, including 6,311 scat tering, was 18,967,299. Of this iMc- Kinley received 7,217,677, and Bryan 6,367,853. Woolley, Prohibitionist, received, so far as reported, 207,308; Barker middle of the road Populst, 50,• 188; Debs, Social Democrat, 94,552; and Maloney, Social Labor, 33,450. McKinley's plurality, according to the figures of the Times, whs 859,824; Mc- Kinley's majority was 468,055. In addition there were votes re turned in live states for the candidates f the National Union Reform party, etli H. Klliß, of Ohio, for president, uud Samuel T. Nicholson, of Pennsyl vania, for vice-piesident, nnd in two ' states for the candidates of the United i Christian pHrtv, J. F. R. 'Leonard, of : lowa, for president, HDd John G. i Woolley, of Illinois, for vice-president. WILL BE $400,000. I Amount Settled Upon for the Improvement of the Columbia River. Washington, Deo. 24.—The river ' nnd harbor bill will contain an appro ' priation of $400,000 for the mouth cf ' the Columbia, and a further provision II that this improvement be placed under ■ the continuing contract system until ' 1 completed. It is understood, however, 1 that the total amount of the contract ' will not be as great as that recom * mended by the engineers. It will 9 probably be in the neighborhood of $1,500,000. This tut in the estimate ' is verv favorable to many other states. * i Chairman Burton was anxious to | iave some repeal legislation to qualify " 1 i lie large amount in the river and har -1 bor bill. One of the items which he wanted repealed was the Dalles boat railway. The Oregon delegation in * sisted that it should remain until as ■ surance of some other project for over coming the obstruction could be had. . This contention now prevails. >t a RICH STRIKE IN LUCKY BOY. ii j * More SUmps Are Soon to Be Added to the Present Milling Facilities. il Blue River, Or., Dec. 24.—A new i« body of rich ore has been struck in ie the last crosscut from the middle tun t-' nel in the Lucky Hoy mine. This il crosscut has been run in atiout 20 feet ! tnwnnU the hamrins wall. A fine e ' body of tree gold rock, some uf which it shows gold to the naked eye, is re n vealed. A new tunnel has been started it on the level with the top of the mill, that will soon tap the pay chute nearly 100 feet below the upper tunnel. This ) will soon be connected with the two • upper tunnels by an upraise, and thus be made the main woiking tunnel. P The tunnel can be extended into the mountain for nearly 2,000 feet along i- the course of the ledge, gaining a per e pendicular depth of nearly 2,000 feet, it from 20 to 80 feet wide. Hundreds of i. thousands of tons of ore can be taken i- out without expense for pumping or a hoisting. An additional number of stamps will be added to the present i. mill the coming season. t Crushing of ore began December 19 , last year, ani the plant has neve i. stopped an hour, day or night, since . except (or sliuht repairs or to eleau up, i Mystery Surrounds Boy's Death. o Chehalis, Wash., Deo. 24.—A boy - named Wilson met his death in the 0 Chehalis railroad yards in a mysterious » manner. lie was found about 3 1 o'clock, still alive, and carried into » the depot. He had been badly bruised •on one side. He died a few hours J after being taken tiome. I | " Negroes for Hawaii. Chicago, Dec. 24.—A special to the Itecord from Nashville, Tenn., says: About 300 negroes will leave Nashville j in the morniui; for Han Francisco, 1 whence they sail for Honolulu. The 1 negroes are going to work on augar plantations. 1 Scotch Steel Industry Suffering* 11 Glasgow, Dec. 94.—Clyde ehipbuild era recently placed orders for 150.000 tons of plates in the United States at a saving of £50,000. The depression in Scotch steal ami iron trade* is aonte. Fourteen furnaces will be damped at the end of the year. The steel works are talking of closing indefinitely. Washington Man Dead In Dawson. Seattle, Wash., Deo. 24.—Advioea from Dawson state that Glbridge Hart lett, aged 48 years, died there Novem ber 90 of pneumoniH, after a week's illness. He was from I'uyallup. He has daughters in Poyallup or Taooma. Hart lett was a member of the Odd Fel lows. He had been mining on Hunker, bnt with only moderate success. ► . Advance to Raisin Growers. Fresno, Cal., Deo. 94.—Local bank ers have airangud to advance to the Raisin Glowers' association #500,000, as required to fulfill its contracts. Sales have been aluvf of late, owing to the sluggishness of the Kastern mar kets. . The packers have taken 1,700 carloads of raisins and paid for them. About 500 oar loads more have been packed, but there is a dispute be tween the growers and packers about the grades.