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TIIK KACtLK: WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 18H5. fail. The American people are not to be hoodwinked or deceived further. They 'atilintare thinking, and the result of their investigation will vindicate the right. No employment of catch phrases will determine the popular verdict. The people are rapidly coming to know that the issue liefore them is' not gold mo nometallism upon the one side and sil ver monometallism upon the other, hut it is rather a contest between the advo cates of a single gold standard upon the one hand and those who demand the use of lxth upon the other. "I trust that I hf.ve succeeded in this, an honest effort, to make my position upon this issue so' plain that 'he who runs may read.' If in this I have suc ceeded, may I not indulge the hope that you journalistic gentlemen of Louisville will direct your energies and yourefforts to obtain equally plain and frank state ments of position from the gentlemen who have announced themselves, or who are known to Ihí candidates for the Uni ted States senate. I apprehend that the democracy of Kentucky would like to hear from them upon this over-shadow ing important question. I am sure that I would and I trust that the people, through your efforts, will he furnished with those replies and that thev will he made explicit. "For one to claim that he is a bimet allism-coupled with the condition that bimetallism is to be brought about only as a result of international conference is a mere evasion of the situation. That is simply the work of the lawyer who liles un allidavit for a continuance. My friends in Kentucky, I am sure, know my position upon this and all other pub- lie questions and are satisfied with it Now, if there be one upon the list of an nounced candidates for the senate who will avow himself an opponent of silver coinage and advocates a singlo gold standard, or, in other words, who is in accord with the views held and advocated by your paper, and who will so declare himself, I will ask and urge every friend of mine in Kentucky holding those views, and who, in spite of that fact, is now supporting me, to withdraw his support from me and give it to the candidate who has lieen Itold enough to make such a declaration. But I apprehend that no one of these worthy gentlemen will make such an avowal unless he couples with it an announcement of his wit hdrawal from the canvass. If this bo true if no sen atorial candidate will espouse or accept your views, what advantage comes to you by continuing a war upon me lie cause of my convictions unless you are able to find on the list of aspirants some man who stands upon your platform? "Now, I repeat that I wanted to pro tect myself against any alterations or clipping from this statement, and with that view have written it out. I do not know whether your paper will wish to publish it, but I give it to you with one condition, that if published atallitmust lx) precisely in t he shape in which I hand it to you. Of course, I have no right and do not wish to put any conditions upon the comments that your paper may see fit to make." I only ask that the state ment may be published as I have writ ten it or returned to me." WEEKLY CROP REPORT. Kiiln Ik Needed All Over New Mexico to Keep Ui'hhh Growing. The temperature during the past week has averaged about normal, with rather cool nights. Very little rainfall occurred during the week, a few stations report ing a trace only. There was more wind than usual at this lime of year but not enough .to cause any serious injury. While these conditions have not been quite favorable for the rapid progress of crops, nothing has been injured so far. In the lower Pecos and Rio Grande val leys the irrigated crop did very well dur ing the week but farther north the cool er nights have retarded growth. The week may be considered very favorable for fruit as it has been held back, lessen ing the danger from later frosts. On the stock ranges the past week has been very hard, as they are badly need of rain to start the spring feed. While in most sections there is yet a fair supply of old feed on the range, if rain does not come soon stock will fall off considerably. The sheep men are es pecially anxious for rain to make the feed good for lambing time. The following extracts from a few of the reports received at this station will be found of interest : . Alma. William French. Rain badly needed for grass on the range, but no loss among cattle as yet. All irrigated crops are doing well. There will be some peaches if no more frosts come ; promise of a good crop of apples, plums and other fruit. Los Lunas. R. Pihl. vegetation making only on account of dry winds, considerably behind in last year. Rain badly needed grass on the stock ranges. Farmington. Win. Locke. With ex ception of the 1-lth, which was windy, favorable weather during past week. Fruit crop looks promising with the ex ception of peaches which will Ik; hardly a third of a crop. Olio. Cyril- J. Collyer.-The slight frosts, outside of keeping alfalfa back and nipping gardens, have done no dam age. Fruit gives promise of large yield judging by the blossom. Some peaches killed in the bud during the winter. All kinds of slow progress Everything is comparison to to start the weather has been clear and warm ; no high winds; no cold nights to retard plant growth. The fruit is doing qui;e well and fruit trees are all in foliage. Rye is in the "boot" and all other small grains are making rank growih. From all appearances there will be a good crop of small grains. The planting of corn has begun. Peas are beginning to bloom. Engle. G. A. Foley. Grass is start ing on the tanges, hut needs rain badly. Stock looking very well. Ocate. E. M. Cosner.-r-No change for the better since last report ; loo dry for anything togrow without irrigation. No serious damage to fruit yet. Drouth re tards all vegetation. Rincón. C. II. Raitt. Had there been sume rain this past week, it could have been called perfect. All classes of farm stuff are growing well, but rain is needed. The river is full of water. Española. Jim Curry. The prospects for a full crop of all kinds of fruit in the Española valley are good, except alwut Española, where nearly all the apricot and peach buds were killed in February. IVars, cherries and plums are in bloom. Weather favorable. Wheal, field peas and alfalfa are looking good. Springer. J. C. Stansell. Peach crop will Iks almost a failure. Other fruits all in l right so far. Albuquerque. Prof. M. R. Gaines. Less wind than last week, but no rain yet. Wate.r in the Rio Grande very high, and, of course, water for irrigation abundant. Away from the valley vege tation is still backward for want of rain. Temperature very favorably for fruit and all crops. Roswell. Scott Truxton. Weather fine for growing. No rain since lint re port. Trees are out in leaf and looking fine. Large pear crop assured. Puerto de Luna. P. R. Page. Apri cots and peaches killed. Good prospects for apples and all other fruit. Very dry. Range in good condition as there is plen ty of old grass, and if we get rain wiihin next two weeks, lambing will Iks good. Too early to tell anything alwut in crease in calves. Gallinas Springs. J. E. Wliitniore. Cherries, plums and apples are coming in bloom, but the week Inn licen cold oí nights so that, vegetation has not. ad vanced. Rain is needed very m ich or losses will be very heavy in lambing. its A bran new street sprinkler made appearance on our streets last. week. The Silver City orchestra gave two open air concerts last, week and will con tinue giving concerts on Sundays and Thursdays. The members have been I soliciting subscriptions from the Imsi ! ness men of the city and, so far, have Las Cruces. New Mexico Agricultural lieen successful. The orchestra should I College. For the week ending April 20, j be encouraged.