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Being Planted in tuba by
DIRECTED AGAINST AMERICANS
Insurgent Officers Preaching a Holy
War Against tbe Xew-Coiners
Garcia Alio Denounced.
FIVE BURNED TO DEATH.
In a Hotel Fire
lu a Call-
Havana, via Key West, Pla., Oofc. 25.
-Pazy Libertad, one of the daily
papers of CienfuegoB, published " with
the sanction of tbe government, prints
manifesto with over 300 signatrues, a
great many of which are Spaniards,
openly proclaiming Cuban independ
ence. About 50 Cuban patriotic olubs have
been organized in Havana under the
management, in a large number of
-cases, of physicians, lawyers and pro
fessional men. Many members of some
of the olubs attended tbe first meeting
wearing the Cuban and American flags
'Crossed. The presiding offioers of sev
eral of the olubs, noticing the insignia
in the buttonholes of the coats of the
members, ordered that in future only
the Cuban flag should be worn. In
many instances this order was complied
The Cuban general, Eego, has ar
rived at Havana from Puerto Principe,
and is preaohing in the Havana cafes
and the insurgents' oamps near' the
-city a holy war against the Amerioans.
He has interviewed many of the leaders
of the Cubans and has urged tbe carry
ing on of war against Americans if in
dependence is not at once granted to
The Cuban colonel, Torriet, has also
Arrived from Havana at the east, and ia
carrying on a strong campaign against
tbe Americans and Calixto Garcia,
whom he professes to look upon as a
traitor to the Cubans who has been
bribed by American gold.- The col
onel. in an interview with one of the
let.ding newspapers in Havana, made all
sorts of charges against Garcia and the
Amerioans, but the censor would not
allow an account of the interview to be
published, fearing that it might give
rise to disturbances.
A seoret circular has been sent to the
presidents of all the Cuban patriotic
committees, denounoing a large num
ber of Cubans, who are looked upon as
traitorB to the cause of Cuban inde
pendence, and are charged with being
attached to the Americans. The circu
lar reoommends a vigorous contest
.against not only Spanish residents, but
Against the Americans as well, "who
.are endeavoring to steal the Cubans'
The Spanish colonel, Cervera, mili
tary governor of Mariano, pays daily
visits to the insurgent camps in his dis
trict, advising the Cubans not to sur
render their arms and to make resis
tence until the independence of the
island is deolaied. Colonel Cervera is
:n intimate friend of General Parrado,
president of the evaouation commission.
During the last two weeks, several
.hundred Kemington oarbines and large
'quantities of ammunition have been
-sent from Havana, it is presumed, by
-some of the Spanish chiefs. The Span
ish residents, manufacturers, merchants
.and planters are somewhat alarmed
.and criticise in very serere terms the
behavior of some of the Spanish ohiefs,
who, it is alleged, are acting suspic
iously in many places, and are working
in favor of Cuban independence, advis
ing the Cubans to persist in their l evo
lutionary attitude. For this reason,
many of the Spanish residents here
.have written long letters to friends in j
Madrid in order that the home govern- J
ment may be acquainted with what is
happening in the island, and have re-
quested that on behalf of Spain's inter- 1
osts and the part of the Spanish resi
dents, theevacnation may be completed
as soon as possible, so as to avoid pro
longing the existing dangerous condi
tion of affairs. j
Owing to the fact that Spanish offi
cers are selling commissary stores at
any price obtainable, the army supplies
.are now La drug on the market in the
interior, making legitimate trade im- .
It is asserted as the Spanish rule in
Cuba draws to a close, corruption and
jobbery daily become more open and
wholesale. The committee on transpor
tation, charged with furnishing pas
sage tickets to Spanish officers return
ing to Spain, are charging an arbitrary
rate of $4 each for a berth. If the vic
tim refuses to give np, he is made to
wait several steamers, the commission
claiming there is no room. Generally
the officer is glad to pay the tax in or
ler to get away. This abuse is openly
spoken of, bnt the present situation
is a free-for-all, grab-as-grab-can
game, and every one appears eager to
make money while the Spanish sun
The official report of the burials in
the city of Havana since the first of
the present year shows that there have
been 16,821 interments. The average
death rate keeps on steadily at 47 pet
Great discontent prevails among the
Spanish trooops because of nonpay
ments, in some cases for six months,
in others for seven months, and in still
others for eight months, and the sol
diers fear that they will be embarked
for Spain without reociving their pay.
A Corrupt Chief of Police.
Omaha, Oct. 24. The jury in the
Inquest over the body of William
Walker, the Omaha prizefighter killed
in a fight at South Omaha by Andy
Dupont, leturned a verdict today hold
ing Dupont as prinoipal and Chief ol
Polioe Carroll, of South Omaha, acces
sory to the killing.
The testimony shows that Carroll ac
cepted money to allow the fight to pro
Snsanville, Cal., Oct. 24. News
just received here from Clairville, Plu
mas county, Cal. , reports the burning
of hotel and the loss of five lives. The
P. Pedrini, Carson Barney, Mrs. Cor-
nado, Florence Koberts, 7 years old;
and a woman, name not yet ascertained.
The fire broke out at 4 o'clock this
morning in Chat Roberts' hotel. Mr.
Koberts awoke in time eeoape by jump
ing from the second-story window, in
doing which he sustained severe injur
ies. The other occupants of the build
ing, with the exception of those above
named, esoaped unhurt, but lost every
thing but the clothes they wove. The
five unfortunate people were suffocated
while they slept. The origin of the
fire has not been determined, but is
supposed to have been oaased by a de
fective chimney. The property loss is
not great.' '
STEMER I1BBIE ROWE LOST
Wrecked in Norton Sound
While on Short Voyage. '
ELEVEN PERSONS ON BOARD
Search for the Mixing Ha Been I'n
successful-Man Picked Bp at Sea in
an Open Boat.
WEEKLY MARKET LETTER.
(Reported by Downing, Hopkins & Co., Ino.,
Board of Trade Brokers, 7U to 714 Chamber ol
Commerce building, Portland, Oregon.
FOOD FOR HAVANA'S POOR.
Shipload of Supplies Are to Be Taken
to the Cuban Capi al.
Havana, Oct. 24. The Red Cross
Society's steamer City of San Antonia
Bailed yesterday from Matanzas for New
York to bring a fresh cargo of supplies
to Havana. Her last cargo was all
landed at Matanzas.
The shipment of Spanish silver see'
cie, in anticipation of the American
regime, are very heavy. Yesterday'
Spanish mail steamer, the Jover Serra,-
carried 726,000 pesos.
It is understood that the Spanish
cruiser Alfonso XIII will leave Cuban
waters October 80.
General Blanco has directed the mil
itary commander of the Holguiu divi
Bion to distribute any surplus coinmis-
tary stores among those of the popuU'
tiou in that district who have shown
the most friendship for Spain.
EXECUTION OF A FRATRICIDE.
George W. Clark Paid the Ieath Ten.
alty at San Q-.ieutin
San Quontin, Cal., Oct. 24. George
W. Clark, the St. Helena fratricide,
died coolly on the gallows today
The crime for which Clark was exe
cuted was the murder of his brother
at St. Helena, apa' county. He lay
in wait for his victim and shot him
dead, after taking deliberate aim. A
few days before the tragedy, he endeav
ored to kill his brother by poisoning
The crime was the outgrowth of an
intimacy that had existed for 13 years
before the murder between Clark and
bis brother's wife. Two days after the
killing Clark made a full confession
He then changed his mind and fought
hard in the" courts to set aside the con
fession. He was convicted and ap
pealed to the supreme court. The de
cision of the lower court was sustained
and Clark was sentenced by Judge Ham
to be hanged today. Recently he made
a statement exonerating his brother
wife from all complicity in the crime.
Yesterday he accepted religious conso
lation from members of the Salvation
AN ABSURD REPORT.
Port Townsend.Oct. 24. T. Adney, a
correspondent of Harper's Weekly, who
arrived here Wednesday from bt. Mi
chaels ou the steamer Roanoke, brings
news of the probable loss of the small
steamer Abbie Rowe in Norton sound.
The steamer had on board 11 persons;
composing the Abbie Rowe party, of
Boston. The party left St. Micnaeis
September 11 for Chignick mission, lo
cated on Golofrim bay, about 85 milee
aorth of St. Michaels. Barring aoci
dent, they should have reaohed theii
destination in three or four days.
Dr. Brigham and wife, Mrs. Rowe,
Miss Blaine and another woman, mem
bers of the party, considered the Abbie
Rowe incapable of weathering a severe
Btorna. and took passage on a schooner
which left a few days before the steam
er for Chignick mission, where they
were to meet the remainder of the party.
After vainly waiting for some time,
Captain William A. Taylor, late en
gineer of the revenue cutter Bear, and
M. F. Melsing, formerly of San Fran
cisco, began a search for the missing
steamer in the yacht Edith. 'Ibey lol
lowed the coaBt to St. Michaels with
Just before the Roanoke left St. Mi
chaels, Adney says, a party arrived
from the north with a story to the
effect that the Indians had reported a
small steamer wrecked, stating that
thev saw a small crowd of men on the
beach around a fire. It was generally
believed that this must have been the
party f'om the Abbie Rowe.
Adney also reports that wnilesearcn
ine for the missing vessel Captain Tay'
lor and Melsing picked up a man in an
. . mi
open boat several mues at sea. ine
man had been without food or water
for several days, and was near to death.
He was Sterling Martin, of Chicago,
who was left adrift on a barge whioh
was being towed from St. Michaels to
Golofrim bay by the steamer Fortune
Hunter, with a Chicago party on board.
The Fortune Hunter was caught in a
storm and was forced to cut the barge
loose. Several days afterward the For
tune Hunter was picked . up by the
steamer Tillamook in a waterlogged
condition. An unsuccessful search was
made for Martin. After being cut
loose from the Fortune Hunter, tbe
barge foundered, and Martin put to sea
in a smal boat
The wheat trader's success last week
depended upon the direction in which
he happened to be faced. If he looked
toward the west he made no money out
of the market. The influence of the
largest primary receipts on record kept
him off the buying side. He was lucky
if he resisted the temptation to put out
a short line. The operator who kept
his eye on the seaboard was the lucky
one. He saw there the largest export
engagements ever known, about a mil
lion wheat a day. If he did not have
some money to the good at the olose
Saturday nicht it was because he has
no aptitude for the opportunities.
Chicago was incliend to be skeptical
of the export figures. It was not doing
much itself, but the man who was
closest to the shipping position knew
that Duluth was, quality and freights
considered, oheaper than this market.
and that the seaboard also had grain of
its own bought on cheap freights that
oould be sold ahead of Chicago offer
ings. The best export authorities
agreed as to enormous sales abroad.
Consequently there is no room for de
nial or for pretense that it is largely a
matter of exaggeration. Lohrke, whose
word is to be accepted in this matter,
in an interview yesterday, said the
business accomplished during the past
fortnight was on a scale probably never
exceeded. This authority, when asked
as to the probable permanenoy of the
foreign demand, in an interesting ex
planation showed how the foreigners
themselves were so uncertain of the sit
uation they were not venturing to spec
late any on the bull side.
The wheat prioe this year is to be a
matter of mood the mood of the farm
er the world over. If it were to be de
cided by the facts as to supplies, the
bull, to have any success, womd need
to make his purchases on the very
weak days. Every authority is a
that the world's harvest last season waa
the fullest ever known, and with that
alone lu mind the speculator might
make comparisons with the low prioea
of the other years of great crops.
CULTURE OF SUGAR-BEETS
As Sugar Is Made in Fields, and Not in Factories, Good Seed
Important Requirement German Consul's Report.
STORY OF THE WAR.
Minlater Wo Says Li and the Empress
Were Not Married.
Chicago, Oct. 24. Wu Tingfang,
Chinese minister to the United States,
before his departuie for Washington
said that the report of a marriage be
tween Li Hung Chang and the dowager
empress was absurd. The steamer
which arrived at Vancouver on Wed
nesday brought . papers from Hong
Kong and Yokohama, publishing the
statement that the dowager empress
had become the wife of Li Hung Chang.
"This is the most absurd of all ru
mors," said Wu Tingfang. "It is im
possible. No reliance is to be placed
in telegrams from southern cities about
what goes on in Peking. It is not
there like it is here. Your president
goes about shaking hands with tbe peo
ple. We have different, ways. This
news could not oome from Peking. It
was made at Hong Kong. The report
MADRID PAPER SUPPRESSED.
Imprisonment of the Editor Leads to a
Madrid, Oct. 24. El Nacional, the
conservative organ, wihch is suppoit-
ina General VVeyler, was ordered sup'
crossed for publishing an article not
previously submitted to the oensor, and
its editor, Senor Figuera, a member of
the chamber of deputies, was imprison
ed. The affair has caused a great sen
sation, and the suspension order was
Senoi Garnazao, minister of publio in
struction and public works, has ten
dered his resignation as a protest against
the arrent of the editor of El Nacional
The resignation has, been accepted.
Senor Sagasta taking Senor Garnazao
portfolio ad interim.
The newspapers have addressed a
complaint to the supreme court against
the refusal of General Chinchilla, governor-general
of Madrid, to respect the
alleged inviolability of Senor tigurea
as a member of tlieohamberof deputies.
Roller Explosion KMl.'d Two.
Pentwater, Mich., Oct. 24. The
boilers of the Pentwater furniture fac
tory exploded today. L. C. Tupper and
Miller tjorensou were killed. Twooth
er men were fatally injured.
Filipinos Enforcing Export Duty.
Manila, Oct. 24. The-insurgents
are enforcing an expoit duty ot $32 a
ton on hemp from southern ports
brought to Manila. Tl.ey are also en
forcing 6 pel cent tonnagy on steamers
and 23 per cent on freights. The
American and British firms are com
pelled to pay these charges, though they
protest strenuously against an arrange
ment all the more ui.just because
goods are entering Manila by railway
from the north, which evade duty, and
can undersell the legitimate trade.
Tragic Ending of a South Dakota Vol
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 24. A special
to the Republic from Deadwood, R. D.,
says: Albert Martin, a tancher living
near the Cheyenne river in Ziebeck
county, enlisted as a volunteer at the
beginning of the war and fought at the
battle of El Caney. After the battle
jhe met Ramona Perez, the daughter ol
an officer of Garcia's command, and
they became sweethearts. Soon after'
ward he waa attacked by fever and sent
home on sick leave.
He was engaged before his departure
for the war to the daughter of a neigh
boring ranchman, and arranged to be
married while home on bis leave of
absence. Meanwhile the Cuban girl
had learned of bis illness and that he
had gone home, and she resolved to fol
low and nurse him. Dressing In hex
brother's clothes, she crossed to Ja
maioa and secreted herself on a fruit
steamer bound for New Orleans. Reach
ing there she tramped and beat bet
way to Hermosa, o. u. wnen sne
reaohed there she learned of her lover a
arjproaching marriage, and the shook
drove her insane.
At the same time the American girl
learned of her lover's flirtation, and
broke off tbe engagement. Martin be
gan drinking heavily and disappeared
A few davs ago his body was found
floating in the Cheyenne river,
Whether he fell in while intoxicated or
committed suicide is a matter ot con
American Commissioners Will Not Al'
sum Caban Debt.
Paris, Oot. 24. The United States
and Spanish peace commissioners held
separate sessions this morning.
The joint session lasted from 2 P. M
to 4:80 P. M. During this time the
commissioners discussed the second ser
ies of written arguments put forward
by the Spaniards for the purpose of pre
vailing npon the American commission
era to assume tbe Cuban debt. No de
finite conclusion was reached and the
commission adjourned until Monday,
when the Cuban question will again
be discussed. It is probable that this
feature of tbe negotiations will be dis
posed of next week.
Thus far there have been seven Joint
sessions, four of whioh have been de
voted to the discussion of the first arti
cle of the protocol. In this manner
two weeks have passed and no result
has been reached. Tbe American com
missioners have listened to all the ar
guments of the Spaniards, but they
have not changed the position which
they first took.
Strangled Her Three Children.
Toronto, Oct. 24. A dreadful tragedy
was enacted in the east end of the city
tonight, when Eliza Burrill wife of a
well-to-do mechanic, beoame demented
and strangled her three ohildren, aged
8. 8 and 11 years. The demented woman
gave a reaeon for her terrible deed
that she did not want them to grow up
Wheat Walla Walla, 68c; Val
lev and Bluestem, 6567o per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $3.45; graham,
$3; Buperfine, $3.25 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 89 40c; choice
gray, 87S8c per Dusnei.
Barley Feed barley, $21 22; brew
ing, $23 per ton.
Millstuffs-Bran, $15.50 per ton; mid
dlings, $21; shorts, $16; chop, $15.50
Hay Timothy, $10ll; clover, $9
10; Oregon wild hay, $910 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery, B055o;
seconds, 4045o; dairy, 4045o store,
Cheese Oregon full cream, ll12o
Young America, 12)o; new oheese,
10c per pound.
Poultrv Chickens, mixed, $3.508
pot dozen; hens. $3.003.60; springs,
$1.253; geese, $5.006.00 for old,
14. 50 5 for young; ducks, $4.00
5.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, 12
12 Mo per pound.
Potatoes 50 60o per sack; sweets,
32Kc per pounn.
Vegetables Beets, 90c; turnips, 700
per sacK; game, vo per pouuu, cau'
bage, tl1.25 per 100 pounds; caull
flower, 75o per dozen; parsnips, 75fl
per saok; beans, 8c per pound; celery,
70 75c per dozen; cucumbers, BOo pel
box; peas, 88o per pound.
Onions Oregon, 75ofl persacn.
Hops ll16o; 1597 crop, 67o.
WoolValley, 1012o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 8 12c; mohair,
25c per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wetnera
and ewes, 8o; dressed mutton, 7c;
spring lambs, 7 n per lb.
Hoes Gross, onoice neavy, f.o;
light and feeders, $3.004.00; dressed,
$5.506.50 per 100 pounds. .
Beef Gross, top steers, 8.50$3.75;
cows, $3.DU(go.uo; aresseu peei,
56c per pound.
Veal Large, BBc; small, Oft
Dq per pound.
Tomatoes, 2050o per box.
Cucumbers, 10 15c pet doz.
Onions, 8590o per 100 pounds.
Beets, per sack, $1.
Turnips, per sack, 60 65c
Carrots, per sack, 65c.
Parsnips, per sack, $1.
Beans, green, 2 So.
Green corn, $11.25 per saok.
Cauliflower, 76o per doz.
Cabbage, native and California
$1.25 1.50 per 100 pounds.
Apples, 60c 65c per box.
Pears, 75c$l per box.
Prunes, 60c per box.
Butter Creamery, 87o per pound;
dairy and ranch, 1820o per pound.
Cheese Native, 1212Wo.
Poultry Old hens, 10c per pound;
spring chiokens, 10c; turkeys, 16c.
Fresh meats Choice dressed beei
steers, prime, 67c; oows, prime,
6c; mutton, 7.o; pork, 78o; veal,
Wheat Feed wheat, $192o.
Oats Choice, per ton, $22 23.
Hay Puget Sound mixed, $9.50
10; cboioe Eastern Washington tim
Corn Whole, $28.60; cracked, $24;
feed meal, $23.60.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
$2425; whole, $22.
Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.60;
itraights, $3.26; California brands,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $3.76; graham,
per barrel, $3.70; whole wheat flour,
$3.76; rye flour, $4.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $14;
shorts, per ton, $16.
Feed Chopped feed, $1721 per
ton; middlings, per ton, $17; oil cake
meal, per ton, $36. . .
Henry W. Diederich, United States
consul at Magdeburg, Germany, sends
the following repoit to the state depart
ment. The report will prove of inter
est and value to the farmers of the
Northwest, who are just taking up the
industry. Mr. Diedrich says:
The results of the war with Spam are
bound to effect changes in various direc
tions that no one could have foreseen
at the beginning of this year. Not the
least important is the bearing they will
undoubtedly have on the sugar industry
in Germany and in the United folates.
An enoromus inoreasein the production
of sugar in the islands of Cuba, Puerto
Rioo, the fcilippines ana tiawan is
probable in tne near future. . With
coolie and Chinese labor in the Orient
and in the Paoiflo, with the stimulus of
American energy and capital ii the
West Indies, and with the more or less
fhtrioate bounties of Europe, the sugar
question has become a vary complicated
Though the outlook of the young
beet-sugar industry in the United
States is not so promising as it was a
vear aao. it is much too early to be
come discouraged. While it may be
advisable for those planning to start
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new plants to mage nasie Biowiy, yoi
the sood work already begun should
continue. Especially should the work
of looatina the areas in the United
States suitable for the culture of the
suear-beet be continued, as this can be
done without risk or loss of money, the
sugar beets being capable of utilization
as feed. In leading the reports ol our
experiment stations in various states,
both as to yield of sugar-beets ana aiso
as to tneir saconarine qualities, one
cannot but admire the wonderful prog
ress .made in this new industry within
a few years, and to congratulate our
people engaged in it upon their suocess.
Sugar is made, not in tne Bugar lao-
tories. but out in the fields. Therefore
it is impossible to pay too muuh atten
tion to the cultivation of beets con
taining the highest proportions of
sugar, and, at tbe same time, witn tne
largest tonnage per aore. In order to
produoe such, the seleotion of suitable
soil, the climate, the rainfall, and
length of season, the fertilizing, plant
ing, cultivating and harvesting all
these are very important faotors. But
the most important of all is to start
out with the best seed obtainable; for
eood seed, after all, ia the foundation
of successful sugar industry. If I may
extiress an opinion, based on my per
sonal observation, it is that some of our
beet growers should insist more than
thev have upon getting none but the
best of seed, no matter what the price
I will not enter upon the history of
the origin and development of the beet
seed. Nor will I dwell upon the ail
ferent varieties and their merits.
have had oocasion to visit several of
the colebrated German stock farms,
where they produoe seed that is sold to
all suuar-Droducing countries of the
world. With the accumulated knowl
edge and experience of a century of in
vestigation, with an investment of
enormous capital, and with a vast
amount of science and skill, energy,
and labor, their methods o' producing
pure and high-grade seed are as per
feet and successful as are those em
ployed in the raising of fine breeds of
horses and cattle.
The hieh-grado seed grown in this
country Is now In the lead everywhere,
Even France is beginning to import
German beet seed, thereby oonoeding
its superiority. I know that one Ger
man firm alone shipped 80,000 sacks of
seed to France. I feel safe in saying
that altogether not less than 100,000
sacks of German beot seed were bought
by Frenchmen last season, in spite of
the 80-francs ($5.97) oustoms duty
whioh they had to pay on every 100
kilograms (220 pounds). 1 am in
formed that most of these orders have
been duplicated for next season, and the
amounts in many easel doubled and
trebled; all of which Bhows clearly that
even France now preferB Germdn beet
and I am not at all surprised to
learn that there is a movement on toot
in that country to increase the tariff on
The flrst-olass sugar faotories ot Eu
rope buy none but tbe very best seed,
grown from high-grade individual
"mother" beets, to distribute among
the best growers; thus not only main
taining the standard of their sugar
beets as to quality and quantity, but
also putting themselves in a position;
to compete in all the markets of the
world. This first-class seed is sold and
delivered by the growers on board cars
in the Prussian provinoe ot Saxony, at
from 8 to 10 cents per pound, which is
a moderate price, considering the fact
that ic takes at least four years to get
it into the market.
There is also a second-class seed
offered for sale in this country, at from
S to 6 cents per pound. This is com
monly called the "Naohzachtsamen,"
being a seed prodnoed not fiom the
mother beets, but from the first brst
class seed mentioned above. This In
ferior grade, however, is not used by
first-class sugar men . in Germany, t
France, Holland and Belgium, bnt
most of it goes to Austria, Russia and
the United States. And this is the.
reason why I deem it my duty to call
attention to the importance of getting
only the very best of seed obtainable.
In my opinion, those Amerioan growers
of Bugar-beets who buy cheap grades of
seed, make a great mistake. All kinda
of seed have a natural tendenoy to
degonerate. Even the first-class beet
seed mentioned above will not bring
forth beets that oome up to the stand
ard of the original or mother beet, but
will shyw a loss of to 1 per cent
of sugar oontent. Now, the second
generatiion of seed will degeneiate
more than as miioh again, and lose
from 1 ner cent to 2 per cent. This is
a small amount when considered by it
self, yet it is sufficient not only to turn
the profits of a sugar factory into a
loss, but even to drive the concern to
To illustrate this: Factory A slices
60,000 tons (short) of beets, which
would yield about an average of 15.5
per cent sugar in the extraction. Alter
deduotlng the sugar left in the molasses
and in other waBte, this would leave
about 13 per cent 6,600 tons of pure
granulated, marketable sugar, whioh at
$50 a ton would net $325,000.
Faotory H slices the same amount ol
beets, grown from second-class seed,
which, at a fair average, have about 1.8
per cent lesB of sugar in the extraction.
After this material has also gona
through the prooees of refining, there
will be 11.7 per cent 6,850 tons of
marketable sugar, whioh at $50 a ton
would net $292,600.
It will be seen at a glance that while
both factories use the same amount of
material, and have the same expenses
for labor, fuel, etc, there is a differ
ence in the groBS receipts for manufac
tured sugar amounting to $32,600.
Factory A bought 65 tons of first
class seed, at $180 per ton, $9,900;
factory B bought 55 tons ol second
class seed, at $120 per ton, $6,600, It
will be seen that factory B wanted to
buy "oheap" and to make money fast.
It did, indeed, save $3,800 at the start;
but faotory A began by planting the
very best seed obtainable, and came out
at the end of the season with $29,200
cash ahead of its competitor, and was
in the position of declaring a handsome,
Like so many other things in life,
the cheapest beet seed are the dearest.
It pays to get the very best, and only
the very best is good enough. Let the
good work of experimenting in the field
of sugar-beet culture continue, in order
to learn exactly what we can do in the
face of fierce and growing competition,
but let American growers determine not
only to try different varieties of seed,
but also to plant none but soed of high
grade and pure pedigree.
NEWS OF THE PACIFIC COAST
The state of Oregon has attached the j
Loe wen berg stove foundry at Salem to
secure a claim of $36,267.12.
One of the apple orchards of Southern
Oregon has this season paid $100 an
acre clear, and this is only the second
year of bearing of the trees.
The Commercial Club, of La Grande,
Or., is sending out a little booklet, de
scriptive ot tbe new beet-sugar factory
at that place.
Good prices for sawlogs have had the
effect of stimulating activity in this
industiy along the Lower Columbia,
and a recurrence of last yeai'i scarcity
The governor has ordered a special
election inlMultnornah county, Oregon
November 15. for the purpose of elect
ing a state senator to fill the vacancy
caused by tbe resignation of Joseph Si
T. W. Lee arrived in San Francisco
last week from the Hawaiian islands,
whither he went recently to judge busi
ness prospects. He declares that the
field in Honolulu ia already too fully
The Fulton Engineering & Ship
building Company, of San Francisco,
has brought suit against the Alaska
Yukon Transportation Company to es
tablish two liens, one for$!2, 223.13 on
the steamer 3. W. Soammell, and the
other for $8,698.88 on the steamer H.
The Cliilknt river, in Alaska, is full
of salmon; they are so thick they oan-
not all keep under the water. They
are there by the tens of millions, ana
they make such a noise splashing that
they sound like a storm. The river is
full of the big fish from the mouth to
the source and the silver-tip bears are
having a rich feast while the run con
A new gold strike has been leported
on the Dalton trail, less than 100 miles
from Skagway, and the story that
comes back is that five men who were
wintering on the trail washed out in
five days over $400 in coarse gold hum
a bench claim, utilizing only pick,
shovel and pan. The dirt from which
this gold was washed had to he carried
from the bench to the creek hoitoin,
where there was water. The new gold
find is in American territory, about 79
miles from Pyramid harbor.
The halibut season of 1898 on the
Flattery banks is nearly ended, and
most of the fishing schooners are ou
their way to Ketchikan and other
Southeastern Alaska points to remain
during the winter. Probably the last
boat to leave for the north will he the
schooner Alcedo, wbioh will make one
more haul off Flattery and then ro
oeeil np the coast. The Alcedo brought
in 18,000 pounds of halibut on ner last
trip and the Pilot 15,000 pounds. This
has been an off year in Hulling, and the
catch has not amounted to two-thirds.