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YAQUIS ARE STILL ACTIVE
THEY SURPRISE AND KILL A YOUNG AMERICAN Freight Train Partly Wrecked Delamare Consta ble Dies Los Angeles Can Now Figure On Its New Public Building Kern River Will Give Power To Los Angeles. A freight train was partly wrecked below Blue Canyon Friday morning, two cars being derailed in a deep cut, blocking travel for four hours. Deputy Constable Cunimings of Dela mare, Cal., died Friday of a rille wound inflicted without provocation by Ed. Williams, a woodchopper. The murderer has been captured and is in jail. The supreme court has denied a pe tition for a writ of habeas corpus tiled in behalf of Fred Haunted, who is ac cused of complicity in the nssault upon Thomas Garrett, "llansted must now stand trial. Yaquis Still Active News has reached Guaymas that Ricardo Johnson, a son of the most prominent American in Sonora, and himself quite a factor in that country, was surprised and killed on Wednes day by a band of murderous Yaquis, who raided the country between San Marcial and Tecoripa, pillaging, burn ing and killing indiscriminately. The younger Johnson had some mines in that vicinity and made his headquarters at the ranch of Alejandro Rodriguez, near Tecolete. Runners coming from both San Marcial and Tecolete brought only meager details of the murder of John eon. The Mexicans were so terrified by the raid that they did not stop for details, but sent messengers to Guay mas at once asking aid. The Yaquis were divided into small bands and Johnson was surprised by one of these bands and murdered. Gen eral Torres, strongly reinforced, is again rapidly advancing to meet the Yaquis in the Matazan mountains. He expects to put down the uprising in short order if he succeeds in engag ing with the Indians before they cross into the mountains along the Yaqui river. If they succeed in entering the mountains with their present number and armament, the situation will be grave and large numbers will join in the uprising. These mountains are very inaccessible. Hermosillo is now guarded by stale troops, and all government troops have joined forces under General Torres. Hermosillo is practically under mar tial law. No vehicles are allowed on the streets, guards have been placed on every corner and the streets are kept clear. Several Yaqui chiefs have entered the city in the guise of loyal Yaqui laborers and have persuaded many Yaquis to join the uprising. The Mex ican authorities are surprised that the Yaquis are so well armed with Maus ers and it is presumed that they have been collecting them for some time in contemplation of an uprising. THE PUBLIC BUILDING The President Has Signed the Appro priation Bill President Roosevelt has put his signature to the public buildings ap propriation bill and that measure is now a law. Los Angeles can now figure definitely on its new public building. Reresentative McLachlan will lose no time in putting the machinery in motion. He has arranged to have an interview with the treasury deartment officials and will consult with Assis tant Secretary 'of the Treasury H. A. Taylor and Supervising Architect J. Knox Taylor in regard to the cancela tion of the present contracts and set tlement of damage claims. The supervising architect is taking a lively interest in the Los Angeles pro ject and promises the city a building which will be an ornament and source of pride. Probably Mr. Taylor will look over the site himself before start ing the plans. KERN WILL GIVE POWER River Will Propel Street Cars in Los Angeles In a year Los Angeles and surround ing towns and cities will receive elec trical power and light transmitted by the Kern River company 110 miles, from Kern river, and Bakersflold will receive power and light from the same source. The Kern River company will supply 10,000 horse-power of electricity to the Pacific Electric and Power com pany, the new organization of Los Angeles capitalists that has absorbed the San Gabriel Electric company and the smaller concerns that were allied with the San Gabriel. Thursday the Kern River company let contracts for the construction of a twenty-mile power canal that will have a capacity of 30,000 miner's inches of water. The canal will draw its supply of water from Kern river beginning at a point near Kern vi lie, and following the course of the river to a point at whith an immense power plant, with a capacity of 15,000 horse-pewer, will be built. Contracts were let for grad ing at a cost of about $200,000, for lumber to the amount of $75,000, and a contract will soon be let at a price of nearly $30,000 for hauling materials and machinery. Machinery for the generation of electricity will be order ed at once, but owing to the inability of machinery manufacturers to supply the demand for the product of their factories, it is believed that nearly a year will elapse before the machinery can be delivered. Contracts to the amount of $ 1,250,000 for construction work and materials were signed by representatives of the company. The Kern River company will sup ply power to the Huntington-Hellrnan eletric railway syndicate for the opera tion of cars in Los Angeles and over the interurhan system of railways of the Pacific Electric Railway company, in addition to supplying currents to the Pacific Electrical company for lighting and power and to the Redondo Railroad company for .operation of its cars to Redondo. Electricity will also he transmitted to Bakersfield and Randsburg and to San Bernardino and other towns nearer to Los Angeles. Construction of the line to San Ber nardino is now under way. There will be two lines of wires to Los Angeles, each 110 miles in length. PARK REGULATIONS Interior Department Makes Changes in Policy Governing Them The interior department has promul gated new regulations that make im portant changes in the policy govern ing the Yosemite, Sequoia and General Grant national parks in California. Under the new rules owners of patent ed land within the park limits are entitled to their full use and enjoy ments, but the metes and bounds of the lands shall be marked so as to be distinguished readily from the parks. Stock may be taken over the park lands to patented lands under the super vision of the superintendent. The herding or grazing of loose stock or cattle of any kind upon government lands in the parks or driving them over the same is strictly forbidden ex cept where authority is granted by the superintendent. The regulations provide against the sale or use of liquor, posting adver tisements or herding of live stock in the parks without authority, also fish ing for profit or in any other way than I with hook and line. Cattleman Shot Best A special to the Salt Lake Tribune from Sunnyside, Utah, Rays: Tom Dil lick, a cattleman shot and killed Steve Chipman, a prominent sheepman, and shot Chipman's Mexican herder through the left liip, eight miles north of Sun nyside Friday afternoon. The herder, bleeding profusely managed to ride his horse to town and notified the authorities. The men quarreled over range rights. A party went to the scene of the shooting after Chipman's body which was found lying where it had fallen. IN FIELD OF HUSBANDRY TOPICS OF INTEREST TO FARMER AND ORCHARDIST Early Apricots In Kings County Light Crop In Santa Clara Valley Cause 01 Pear Blight Saving The Walnuts Indlo Mellons Will Be RipeThis Week. A press dispatch from Hanford says that the apricot crop in Kings county is at least three weeks earlier than elsewhere in the state and that the crop will be heavy. Picking is exact ed to begin about June 10 and help is scarce. There is a demand for 3000 people to work in the orchards. The San Jose News says that the asparagus season is now at its height, and Santa Clara county growers are reaping a golden harvest as the result of their plants. This vegetable is grown in great profusion in various parts of the valley, and good prices are reported, both as a market article and for canning purposes. The Oroville Mercury savs that the ripe olives that were picked and placed on sale there in the fall have now been almost all disposed of. It does not think there are 100 gallons left in or near the town. The demand for such olives is increasing from year to year, and the time is coming when all that can be. grown will find a ready market. The Napa Register savs that while there are orchardists here and there who will gather a light crop of prunes, fruit trees generally in Napa county are heavily loaded, and yield will be ali the producer can ask for. William M. Fisher, whose orchards and fruit packing establishments are northwest of town, says the prospects hereabouts are most satisfactory. He recently made a tour of the valley, and speaks by the card. The Healdsburg Tribune says that a couple of Santa Clara county's fruit raisers visited Healdsburg, and in company with a representative of the Tribune visited several of the prune orchards on Dry creek. These gentle men, after giving a careful examina tion, stated that the conditions in Santa Clara valley were identical with those found in Sonoma county. From some cause the prune crop in the Santa Clara valley will be light, hardly one half crop, or just about what may be expected - here, while other kinds of fruit will probably prove a full crop. Cause of Pear Blight P. S. McCutcheon, who lives seven miles northeast of Hanford, and who 'is the owner of a pear orchard, thinks he has made a discovery as to the cause of pear blight. He has found that by cutting open the bark either from the limb or the body of a pear tree, there are millions of little insects to be found, just inside the bark, which feed on the sap and wood of the tree. Mr. McCutcheon does not thinK the bee has anything to do with the blight. How or when these insects are de posited in the tree no one knows, but it is evident that when they once get under the bark it is impossible to destroy them with any external appli cation. These insects may be the cause of the blight, and not bees de- Fositing the germ in the fruit bud. t is not known what kind of an insect it is, or how or when it enters the tree. However, as this is a new discovery, it might be well for fruit men to in vestigate the matter as it may lead to discovery which will be of great benefit to them, says the Hanford Journal. Saving the Walnuts The Herald correspondent at Fuller ton reports that Professor Newton B. Pierce, United States pathologist in chaige'of the experiment station there, "spent May 20 in one of the local walnut orchards, making a careful in vestigation of the conditions of the crop and the walnut disease. The professor is making some extensive ex periments in this locality with the walnut disease, notably in the orchards of W. A. Worms and Mr. Lovering on Orangethorpe avenue, where he is spraying with three different solutions. Professor Pierce has been making these investigations for some time and gave out every hope for the ultimate decrease of the disease, if not an en tire cure. He says that with the pres ent knowledge of the disease ami sprays with which to curb its growth he can save considerable of the crop that has heretofore been lost." This is highly gratifying and im portant information. Much discourage ment has been felt by -walnut growers in contending with Ibis battling dis ease, and now they have cause for fresh courage. Our Agricultural Trade Our foreign trade in agricultural products, according to bulletin No. 27 just issued by the United States agri cultural department, has grown to enormous proportions. It appears that during the fiscal year 11HI1 foreign countries purchased American farm produce to the value of $!I52,OOO.IH0, these figures representing decidedly the largest agricultural exports in our history. Compared with the record for KKX) they show an increase of over $100,000,000. "Our agricultural imports, on the other hand, disclose a considerable falling off when contrasted with the trade of the year preceding. The various products of agriculture received from foreign sources during litOl had an aggregate value of only $.'11(2,000,000, or $28,000,000 less than in l'JOO." The hist reports from the agriultural department show that notwithstanding the phenomenal increase in our manu futures, the products of the farm are our main source of wealth. Eggs for Hatching "It is often a problem why we secure good hatches from part of the eggs placed under hens, while but poor re sults are obtained from other sittings. In the first place, in a majority of cases, the trouble is with the eggs, and not with the hens," says Charles A. Arrick in the Agricultural Epito mist. Hence, ho says, "it would be well if the eggs were tested after being under the lien for a week ; the incubator operators understand this and why should not the same practice be followed with sitting hens? It is an easy matter. Make an egg tester by pasting paper boards together, or by using thin boards if preferred. The eggs will appear dark should they con tain chicks the large end appearing clear; this clear space around the in side of the large end is the air suck. Should the egg contain no chick, it will look clear, and if compared with fresh eggs, will show the same ap pearance ; therefore al ways use a fresh egg tor comparison. Put the dark eggs back into the nest and keep the clear ones. Cook them and keep them for feeding the young chicks." Coachella Valley Melons The Indio Submarine of May 17 reports that the "melons are netting nicely all through the Coachella valley, and some of them will be ripe this week," and adds that "it is safe to sav that small shipments will be made by next Saturday, and that more extensive shipments will go forth June 1, and that by June 5 the grand rusn will be on. And those famous early cante loupes at Rocky Ford are just coming to the top of the ground. They will be ripe some time in July, the lalter port probably. In the Rocky Ford country 4000 acres of melons have been planted, as against 800 in the "Coach ella valley. Our growers will have the money for their crop in their pock ets before the Rocky Ford people com mence shipping." LOS ANGELES NEWS NOTES A Budget of Fevs From Our Regular Correspondent The assessment district for the widening of Sunset boulevard, fiom Main street to Marion avenue, was fixed by the board Friday. - The proposed subway was discussed by the board Friday, as was the peti tion to grant the Ocean Park electric line a franchise across the sewer farm. Because the property owners cannot agree, the Board of Public Works have denied the petition, filed a year ago, for the opening of new High street, from Franklin to Broadway. The Cudahy Packing company has had plans prepared by Architect A. M. Edelman for a four-story brick storage building, that is to be erected on the north side of Macy street, near the tracks of the Santa Fe Railway, by August 1, at a cost of $30,000.