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Imperial Press SHurJay. June is, iqoi PACIFIC COAST ITEMS A Condensed Report of the ImporUnt Htppeningi During the Week A $269-Nusset Found in the Recent Klondike Qan-up— A Lons*horcmin Shot— Tht Pension Report. Etc OLYMPIA. Wash.— The governor has issued a proclamation calling for an extra session of the legislature to meet in OlympU. The special session Is for the pur pose of amending tfte law passed at the recent «*sion of the legislature providing that all death sentences *hall be executed in the state peni tentiary- . . .«. i. Vn«!e.r the provisions of the law. v is claimed that all murderers under sentence will be set free under the present act. SEATTLE. Wasta.-Ttae Times saya: A giant nugget worth $!** was found In the recent washout on American Hill. Klondike. ' Today.' reports from the north Indicate exceptionally lively times in all the creaks. The clean-up of I*ol is in full swing, from all parts of the camp come reports o* water running freely and claim own ers taking prompt advantage of xnc opportunity to wash their <" rt - r J* a s?* mer work is also beginning. Double shifts are being put in at oaayplacw. Sulphur creek reported a good flow of water all along the stream and actU ity at all points. SACRAMENTO.-Chas. P NottTM. while stealing a ride on a freight train, fell from the brakebeam and was instantly killed in the railroad yards. He was about fifty years of age, SAN FRANCISCO.— James Cornwell. a longshoreman, was shot and serl ouslv bounded by Special Officer John Fitzgerald. Cornwell attacked Fitt ceraid. against whom be held an old grudge, and the officer fired in i self defense. The bullet entered Corn well's leg. WUd Mountain Outcast Hopclculy Insane REDLANDS— Frank Satello. the young ex-conv.ct who was appre hended in the Saa Bernardino moun tains by Constable Koehler in a nude and almost starred condition, was taken to the County Hospital by the o!Ec«s. He is believed to be hopelessly insane, the result of too much "dago red" wine. He was placed In the pad ded cell and kept the aiuaorltles and Inmates awake by bis constant ravins?. He refuses to take medicine, as b* thinks an effort is being made to poison him. Satelio has not slept for over thirty-six hours. He wiil be ex amined in a few days before the Su perior Court and committed to the hos pital at Highland. American Capital Buy* Mexican Road CITY OF MEXICO.— The Stllwell croup of American capitalists fiarc purchased tne Pacbuca. Hacualtoplan and Tampico railroad from Richard H. Tbrlce. The amount paid was fl.O'X>. 000 gold and 35 per cent, of the com pany to be organized. The road will be extended from Sandoral. Its Junction point with the Vera Cruz railroad, to Taropico. making a short line of twelve hours between this city and northern gulf ports. CUBAN'S CHANGE THEIR OPINIONS The PlatfJAmendment May Now Be Accepted HAVANA.— The conservative mem bers of the constitutional convention are absolutely confident that the Platt amendment will be accepted, ana that several radicals will Joiu witL the fif teen delegates v.ho have heretofore voted Jn favor of t!»e acceptance. The last few days seem to have brought about a decided change in the attitude of the delegates who had been bitterly arranging the Washington govern ment for rejecting the conrentlon In terpretation of to? amendment. imperial prcoo Iho fttrong pr**»uro from tho out side brought to bear upon tho conten tion u> finish ll* bilStnttl and place tho country upon a settled basis, has had «n excellent effect upon tno radical* Inducing them to accept tho Inevitable. Some of them now argue that It would be perhaps bettor to accept the amend ment, hoping for *omo form of Inde pendence rather than to prolong tho military occupation of the Illand. The convention will meet In secret teuton tomorrow. It ll expected that jrevernl dny* Will clapue before tho vote 1* known. OFFERS SURRENDER General Caillei Mai Promised to Surren der With 1600 Riflemen MANlLA— General Callle*. Insurgent commander In the province of La* guna. has promised to surrender wUh 1600 riflemen under terms wnlec Senor Itancrl. who acted as Interaej'pry. RUtes have beon modified and BCOptod by the authorities, ll Is not believed that Tallies has that many rllles In command, howevw. The conditions are said to be as follows: Kirst— Hostilities snail bo suspended while negotiations are pending. Second— General Tallies troops shall receive the customary consideration and benefit of franchises. Third— lnstead of the government paying the usual $30 for every rltf« surrendered, a fund of $100,000 shall be created for the benefit of the wid ows and orphans of Filipino soldiers. Fourth— Two deserters from the American forces, one of whom is Frank Meekln of the Thirty-seventh volunteers, shall receive a full pardon. Senor Dancel will visit General Wade and attempt to arrange for a surrender of Callle* to Brigadier-Gen, era! Suraner. at Pagsajan.- Laguna province, within the next tyco weeks. Major Batson of the Philippine cav aUy. Macabeos. deserves credit for the Influence he exercised on Callles to brine about this action. BANK WITH A BILLION f. Pierpont Morgan Arranging an Inter national Institution NEW YORK.— According to a London correspondent It U reported that J. P. Morgan Is engaged in arranging for the establishment of a great Anglo- American business. The proposed in stitution. It Is said. Is intended to be the principal agency for the already vast and rapidly-growing banking transactions between Europe and America. Mr. Morgan 13 understood to have associated with him In the stupendous uadertaklng not only the principal cap italists who aided in the organization of the United States Steel corporation, but also the Rothschilds. Locally the World says: "Several times since_ the panic in May it has been reported in Wall street that Mr. Morgan Intended to organize a bank with $100,000,000 capital. These reports have been Invariably denied at the offlce of J. P. Morgan & Co." The creation of a bank with a cap italization of a billion dollars Is an undertaking cf a nature so colossal that nothing approaching It has ever been hinted at before. The aggregate of the capitalizations of the sixty-four national banks In Greater New York is barely $100,000. 000. Two banks only are capitalized at $10,000,000 each— th? National City and the National Bank of Commerce. The greatest bank In the world— the Bank of England— has a capital of £14,553. 000 sterling, or about $72,165,000. The Bank of France has ■ capital of 182. &/v.'JOOO francs, or about $36,500,000. The combined capitalization of the Bank cf France, the Doutshce Bank of Berlin, the Bank of Spain, the Bank of England and the Banque Impexiale Ottomans— the government bank of Turkey— falls far short of $1,000,000. When it was reported last month that Mr. Morgan intended to organize a Lank in thlH city with a capital of $1,000,000,000, the project was declared Impracticable by conservative banking men. because of the national banking laws which Impose a tax on the capit alization of such Institutions. Russia Raises Duty BT. PETKRSBI'RO. June B.— The mln«ati»r of finance has raised tho du ty of American bicycles 30 per cent, and on ttv«jrnl American resins 20 per cent., th#» new rateu to become effec tive a fortnight from yesterday. FOR THE FARMER A P*w Itcmi Githered for the Intereit of Our Rural Readers ThtCoit of Apples- Cheap Trap Nest --The Best Breed of Pisi-The Time for Pruning Tho State of Now York produces more apples than any other State in the I'nlun. At present tho output this season being G. 400.000 barrels although in some yearn Michigan takes tho lead and In Other* I'onnsylvanla and then again Ohio. But Breed of Pi & It. 11. Bossing gives the public tho bcnetU of his experience In trying to solve the qucstlou as to which Is tho bout brood of plg». that Is. "which pig will produce tho most bacon with tho least amount of feed?" 1 1 In answer to this question, as given In the Rural Callfornlan. Is ns follows: "Thero arc three distinct breeds generally kept, vix.: tho Berkshire. Ksscx, and Po land China. Undoubtedly the Ilerk-I shire pig gives a maximum of loan moat with a minimum of fat. which Is a consideration with most people, where as the Essex gives a larger amount of fat In proportion to the lean; yet where lard is the object, an Essex will yield as much as two Berk shlres. and of a superior quality. I find I can fatten three Essex plga with the same quantity of feed that It takes to fatten tuo Berkshire*, and there will be very little difference In the weight of each pig. In addition, the Berkshire pig invariably takes to eating poultry even when well fed, which the Kssex rarely do. "Having tried the Hire© breeds men tioned. I have come to the conclusion that the best pig la a cross from an E.«sex boar mated with a good Berk shire sow. The pure Essex «ows are very unprofitable for breeding— in fact some will not breed at all. others only one litter of six or seven a year; whereas most Berkshire sows will have two litters a year of eight to ten each Utter. These, when six weeks old 111 yield a handsome profit on the feed. It does not par to Keep pigs over twelve months* old, except for breeding or show purposes, aa the most valuable bacon is that from pigs under 150 pounds weight. "The Poland-China is the most pop ular hog In the United States, especf* ally In the corn States of the Middle West, but Its corn diet has tended to ward too great a production of lard to lean meat In the carcass. This breed Is not quite so strong In reproductive powers as the Berkshire. Ten Berk shire sows will produce eighty-two pigs, while Poland-Chinas will have but seven. y-f our. Experiments with a large number of pigs also show that ten Berkshire sows will raise seventy one plg« to weaning age. while ten Poland-Chinas will raise sixty-one." Pruning It 13 a good time now to do a little pruning of orange trees. Lemons re quire special treatment, according to what Is going to be required of It bo as to favor fruitage at a time when the demand Ih best. Locality will also mod ify any specific rules. Young trees In very active growt.i require different treatment from those of an older growth and In fuller bearing. The Eureka, too. requires dlcerent treat ment from the Villa Franca, owing to their different manner of growth. The grower will require to bo governed somewhat by the experience In his own locality, but as wo do not yet know It and in regard to pruning the lemon It in good policy to mark the results of any variation from tho regular prac tices. Orango trees that havo boon started right will need but little prun ing apart from suckering. Bomo of tho beat-Informed discourage tho idea of pruning except for broken limbs or whore they hang too much In tho way of tho cultivator—California Cultiva tor. ''.A£ai Cheap Trap Neit A simple and cheap trap neat which anyone can make In an hour Ih thus described by tho Poultry Monthly: These nesU will not cost more than one cent each, as any grocor will glvo away tho old egg crate*. Mako hinges of pieces cut from old shoes. The exit should bo exactly like tho front, except that tho trap should swing out Instead of In. Do careful thai ihero la plenty of play for these lid*, bo that they will neither bind ngninst tho top whrn llw hen enter* nor ngnln*t the aides when aho tins Kjuattod. Make tho curved opening* not morn than thrro Inches deep In tho mltldc." Readers of Tho HnraM who nr<» not familiar with trap nests will understand thai thorn nro two gep.irnto nentfl and tlint tho I'xlU aro. 00 iho other iddo of tho box. nn<! that tho hen ontoni anotlior pon on laying hor vk< nml leaving tho neat othrrwlso It would bo Impossible to separate the lima that lay eggs from those that do not lay. The Cost of Apples Tho npplo growers of WutMonvllle. In the l'njaro valley estlmato that It crntn from 27 % to 30 cents n box of four-tUv stock. OXCluslvo of tho cost of picking and hauling to tlio ware house, to inndlo ihelr apples. Includ ed In thin estimate* aro tho costs of bo». wrapping paper, grading. pack- Ing, marking bOXCf, loading on can* and commission on sales. A fair es timate on orchard Investment, a re turn for taxes and cost of orchard cul tivation and tho cost of picking, haul ing and handling will add conslder ably to tho cost of a box. There la also tho waste and the percentage of five-tier stock to be considered. When all those Items to bo. considered n/e counted up It will bo seen that apples must sell for a good price to leave, aworklng margin. Commenting on these facts tho Denver Field and Farm says, referring to condition* In Colo rado: "We can scarcely hopr to get out with a whole skin If such apples do not bring sixty cents a box on board the cars.— -L. A. Herald. Stolen Gold Is Being Recovered MINERAL POINT. Wls.— Thirteen thousand dollars more of the gold coin stolen from the Fist National bank here, on May 24. has been recovered. It was found In the vault of an out house of the City hotel about a block from the looted bank, at which the prisoners. Stewart Jeleff. boarded. It Is believed that the detectives obtained Information from the bank. The bal nnce. $SSOO. is in currency and the de tectives hope to recover it laier. IN THE OIL FIELDS Grace Oil Company has gone Into tho fourth stratum of oil sand In No. 5 on 8, £»-2S Kern River. Eastern Star Oil Company has com pleted its fifth well In Korn River, and has three on the compressed nlr pump. California Fortune's flowing well at Sunset has filled tanks and sump holes, nnd the problem the company has to mod is what to <Io with Its ac cumulating oil. Letters of inquiry as to what oil can bo had for are dally being received by the producers of Kern River. It Is said various manufacturers of the State aro. contemplating adopting the use of oil as fuel, but are holding back at present on account of tae uncertain ty of the price, nnd their Inability to get encouraging answers to their let ters of Inquiry.— Callfornlan. The Xl Dorado Oil Company has sot a good example In granting an exten sion of time to the Syndicate Oil Com pany for complying with the terms of its leaae, according to the Hakersfleld Echo. It would be to the Interest of the industry at largo If all leases, were so amended as to permit n brief tuiHpension of work. The million-barrel order placed by the J. M. Ouffey Petroleum Company for additional storage capacity at Hoamuont. Texas, will consist of ten 100.000-barrel steel tanks. These will b3 double- tho size of tho tanks pre viously erected In that field, nnd will bo the largest In tho world. Tho esti mated capacity of each will be 100.000 barrels, but by actual measurement each tank will hold an additional 10. 000 barrels. The average size of the storage tanks in the eastern fleVds Is about 35,000 barrels.— Oil Plain and Drug Reporter. Dlrlglo Oil Company's well at Sun set Is In sand at COO feet. CJrey Gander Is drilling another wa ter well on 7. 28-28. Kern River. Dabnoy Oil Company at SlcKlttrlck has added another producer to Its fine cluster. Bprlng Oil Company » an its second well on tho south sldo of tho Kern River eighty feet Into oil sand.