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Imperial Press Mlurdav. Au*u*t lev, tool PACIFIC COAST ITEMS A Condtnwd Report of the Important lhppcn:nsi During the Week Woman Pound in Driftwood With 5107 Salmon Combine $13000 Contro versy End* Wcmin Burned to Death Several Iron claim* ha*e le<-n lo cated in the mountalnj of Tulare county. Madrra'» street fair an-1 carnl\al will open September ? and will List a week. Thoma.* Miller of >t cktao ha* *'.!.•• covered a sure cure for rheumatism. Ho calls It suicide. A Santa Crui peanut vendor ha* Ju*t died, leaving UO,©oo, They must live on peanut* up In that country. Portland. Or*.— Over 13,000.000 n\\: be distributed by Portland banks In the next eight day* in closing tho rf"al by which tV Parlflc i irking :.ra! Nay. igvJon Company secures contr I tw<nty-«it «4i!raon rancorie? on Pus.'t Sound and In Alaska. Washington —The long-standlcg ton trovers* y owr the amount to t*e pali tho contractors who changed tho Mare Island dry dock frcra Umber to *ton« has be<?a adjusted at last by the ac ceptance on the part of the ecntractcrs of about f!2»5 less than the board which examined tho matter woa mended as duo thera. The tcial cm?: of the char.ije cj !•* In the dry deck as nn-sr adjusted is JUS3.OOO. IVtalunia. Cal— Mrs. H. E. Faust was burned to death at h-er home south of here. The fire thai caused her death was probably started by b*r own hand. She loft a ncte. the con tents of which Is £:'. knswn h<re yet. Neighbors &zve flames from the barn* Ins bzm but open arrival the * -*•*>.!- Jcr was in ruins. The remains were fouod inter after the pace bed b?en searched. Tb<- lady «ra.« at bom*:* alone. Dis agreement Is the family is said to have existed and was given ai the cause for ihe suicide. Two Thouwnd Men fo- California Kan&a* City —The free employment bureau has receired an or<ier from th? Southern Pacific r-!lway for 2000 mea for California. It is the largett order that has ever been received elnc« the bureau was establlibed in Kansa* City, and while it i« not likely ibit JWOO lalx.Te.rs will go from this sec tion of the country to California, a great many will k:. The work i» railroad ccnitrtifrtJon work, most of it In a tunnel a few mJlcs from I-o* Angeles- The tunnel will be one ami one-half miles long through a email mountain, and it will take years to finbh it. The company furnUhe* free tran-* portatlon from Qgden. but frorc iCan »as City to Ogden a rate of !12..V» mutt be I aid by the roan who K«xr* to work. The f*r*t iblpment of men will be nis.de Monday morning. The dry weather In Missouri and eastern Kansas na» put a new pnose on the labor tituatiou in Kan»as City. Farmers who usually ke<-p help th" year rouud bare U-en di*:harglni! men bet-aute there wai litle to do. The hay crop after harvest, what little there was of It. did not rtrqulre much work, and there are far more Idle men in tbli region than ever before. 1 TeUjnphy W-lhoul the \nt of Wire* ivnxcr. (Via.— The Pacific and C.n tlnr>nt.il WlrrlfM Telephone and Tel egraph I'om: %inlr,t. both Inrorj -orated by local men. will b<» In the field and doing business within the ne\t thirty «!a> f>. The company l« or*.inlied wrlih A. M. Stevenson, president; A I. New. vlc**pre*ldent and general manager, and D C, Kalley. necretary ami treat* urer, for the purpose of dcinj: business tinder the patents for wireless Me jrafh and telephone service secrued by tho |tf at Inventors, Dollar and Marconi. "We expect to hn\o tnir r! * l l |n " ' n operation within th* next thirty days," said Mr. Dalle; thin morning. •"T.i < flr^t line will be between l.c« Angeles ami Ca tall no Island, a distance of abcut sUtysix miles. This line will be telegraph. As soon a* ibis r * **om« pleted wo win begin work on a sert« Ice for the government somewhere around Puget Sound. We do net now kn:w tho definite location of this yet. but tho government want)* tho service fjtJkbJluhiNl for tho purpose of com municating with incoming and outgo ing vessels. THIS IS MACLAY Vho Started the L»;o: Rumpui About Rcif Admiral S<hlcy. HISTORIAN EtxJAK aTAXTON >f.V< LAY Edgar Stanton Mac lay. the tiiinl volume of whose "Hiatory of the American Navy" characterizes Rear Admiral Schley a* a MtcawUr atlnu ral aixi a c«>w;u«l in connection with the t*attle of Santiago, i- a son of Rev- KoUrt Maclay, who was the pioneer Mothodist uiissionary in the far Ka«t. He was born in Foochow, China, 3s years ago, an^l wat j^ra«l uatexi fr«»rn Syracuse university in I**."*. Fof the next 10 years he was connected with the n*!<»rton:il and edit<»riai «taIT» <»f the New Y«>rk Times am! i*un. In 1896 he was appointed lighthouse kc» j- r at OI. J Field Point, Setauket, N. V., and during the |»a««t five year?* he devoted much of his time to historical work. Hv \* now con nect<<l with the Brooklyn navy yard, a position to which he wn.4 a jointed recently by r*vcretary Long. Kruccr Dcnio Cfjtltv Charge Par:»— The P isaro publishea a long Interview with Mr. Krug«*r. After de nying the cruelties charged aj?clnfil the Beers In Lord Kitchener* report, Mr. Kruger declare.? that the, atroci ties of the concentration camps were twenty time,s v.'. r»*« than had been Htat«*d by Miss Hobhouse In Great Hrltaln. and that when fully known they wculd cause the world to ahudler with horror and move the nations to Intervene. "We are defending cur liberty." continued Mr. Kruger, ''and when It la granted we will lay down our condi tions. It Is not for me to repeat them, We will never renounce our flag, and we cannot accept any protectorate. I am convinced that the hour will come when Great Britain will grant what is cur right. Moreover, I am confident that God U with us and will not aban don u»." , Mr. Fischer, who wan present at th* Interview, hald ncthlng had yrt been decld**d regar-ling Mr. Krug<«r»* visit to America. lmpcrinl prcoo FOR THE FARMER A Few Itcrm Gathered lor the Intereil of Our Rural Readers. A Government FarnV'tiijh Priced Gupei Crossbred Applts About fcss» — Try« »n$ Monthj -Sugif Revenue A Government Harm Reference wan recently ma«lo in these columns to tho movement <;f Secretary WHaon of the Department o! Agriculture to open n government farm on the Potomac rt;;t«. which will Kcrve tho double purpoao of an ex perlment station and model farm M >ro definite Information Is now at hand. In n recent Issue of the OJal, aj to the purpose In view, nnd It ap pears that the preliminary work on this model farm Ih begun and will be completed In five to seven yearn, when cne of the Rronl night* nt the national capital will bo n perfectly appointed farm of 4».»o acres, with bulldlngi. orchards, truck k*ari!cns nnd grain fields of every kind. All fruits and vcgetablca of the United State.i nnd other countries which experiment thall prov«> to be capable cf cultivation In this climate will be seen there. Sys tems of drainage nnd Irrigation, model fencing and nij.^t perfect meth ods of gathering and storing grain, fruit and vegetables will be exhibited. There will be a home place of G acres where beautiful lawns, pretty shrub bery and artistic designs and suitable shatlc trees will give a lesson In the beautifying of dwellings and their surroundinga In the country. The Roman eoldlera who built auch wonderful roads and carried a weight of arra:r that would crush the aver age-farm hand, lived on coarse brown bread and sour wine. They were tem perate in diet and regular nnd con stant In exercise. The Spanish reas ant works every day and dances- half the night, yet eats only his black bread, beans, onions and watermelon. The Smyrna porter eatfl only a little fruit and sour olives, yet he walk 1 * off with his Icarl of H>o pounds. The c:olie, fed en rice, is more actlce than the negro fed on fat meat — -Tin* Amer ican Cultivator. Hoston. Mass. Remarkable Crossbred Apples What is regarded as an epoch mak ing event In the pomolorjy of th" United State.-* is the recent crossing of the Newton Pippin, one of the finest of American apples, with the Rhode Island Greening. Northern Spy and Russet. All of these crosses have proved to he long keepers, nnd this, in combination with other exccl lenccs of quality, «!z" and attractive appearance, makes their future a mat ter to he watched with *agf>r Interest by apple growers. These npjles are the work of Mr. Underbill, a Hudson River grower, who recently exhib ited and gave an nocount of th'-ni be fore the New York Horticultural So ciety. — Los Angeles Herald. A Pew Pacts About l:sp Ten common sized fg«H weigh one pound. Eggs boiled twenty minutes are rnorx easily digested than If boiled ten inln ute« only. They are dry and mealy an are readily acted upon by the k^h trie Juice. The yolk of an egg well beaten !« a very good Hubstitute for cream In coffee. One e^g will season three or dinary CUpH. Hoarisene»!f and tickling in the throat are relieved by a gargle of tho white of an egg beaten to n froth with a tumblerful of Hweetened water. Heat an egg fifteen mlnutca with a pint of milk and a pint of water, nwectrnod with grnnuhiti'd mißnr. brliiß tq n iKlllnu point, nnd when cold u»fc an a drink. It In excellent f m cold. Put coffee Into Ihl! pot. r.dd the whlt«» or an o«g. nnd »tir well before pour* nu: c:n any water, l^cavo tho yolk In Hi.- shell to be lifted In the K.ttuo man n«-r another time. Thll make* a Htrengthcnlng morning drink.— A. V. Meorsch in American Fancier. Here Ih a bit of luf rmatlnn th.it young brrtMierii ought t«» commit to memory an«l repeat It over thrco llmei a day during the prmrnt eiccsslrely ho; season: Hens suffer from heat and will not do well In a hot. sunny yard. Trees nnd bushes gl\«' them the boftt shade, but weeds are better than nothing. Put up nn eld door In nn nlry corner If you have nothing bet ter. Ilenew their water several times si tiny and keep thHr drinking Ves sels clean. Had luck Investigated will Invariably prove- to b>c merely wrong manage ment. Good luck and proper manage* rncnt are very Intimate acquaintances —In fact, they are veritable twins.— High-Priced Grapes The Reillands CltroKraph Is re«j-on»- Iblo for the report that "white wine grape growers of tho S; n O^'irlcl Vol ley are feeling pretty rc< I. thank you. They have closed a contract fsr this season's grapes at 1-5 a ton. with a N.-w York firm. The wine grower* arc almost all members of an asso ciation, ami the contract w.is made by the association; The grapes will probably bo worked uj at the bl^ Shorb ylnery. near Pasadena. I.^cal wine men only offered $ls ; or ton. and will have few grapes to work up, an almost all the growers belong to the association.*' Trying Months "I have noticed from past observa tion that the* greatest mortality among our herds from cholera la in the fall of the year, and to a great extent iscems to start shortly after commenc ing to feed new corn: In fact, the flrnt start In tho disease has oft« v n been laid to the fading of new corn. There Is nr> doubt but that the months of July and August arc very trying months on the herd, the weather be ing very hot. and the pastures becom ing dry and parched, there Is not the amount of succulence In th** gra»s that there [b earlier in tin season, and they are liable to become costive. This should be attended to and cor rected by feeding «*.iorts and bran, with some oil-cake, "old r recess." added to It. nnd when you commence feeding new corn, u»e It Hunt to Htart with and let the hogs have plenty cf salt."— California Cultivator. Sugar Revenue During tho year 1899 the Russian government derived 07..V.12.53D rubles or about $?,%. -00.000 from sugar reven ues, whereas the estimate ;.f the bud get amounted only to 58.021.000 rubles, thus giving a surplus of 9,480.839 ru hues. During the previous year. ISDS, the sujiar revenues p. mounted to the value of "»5.. "01.77^ rubles. The In crease In 1899 oher 180S was $8,9Q1<p60 or about $4,661, 200.— L0u. Sugar Plant er. Manitoba's Wheat Crop Winnipeg. Mon.— Hugh Kclloy, Min ister of Agriculture. estimates the. yield of wheat In Manitoba and the North weat Territory for thin year at from 55.090,000 to fi0.000.000 bushels. Kru^er to Visit United States London. — "I am Informed on good authority," says tho Brussels corres pondent of tho Dally Mall, "that Mr. Krugor'a vbit to tho United State* li.im been absolutely decided Ul on. It probably will take, placo about thu middle of September."