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55 ON TARIFF Bill
CUBANS ON T H F i Z
Work the Senate
Has Done So Far.
p ay ’s
FIN ISH E D
levei'Mgei nnd Manu»
.„„•■I *i°oá‘ n “ ‘ “ ,,d Wu01 W,U
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ubiniton, June 19.— T he senate
„K-r progress today on th e tar-
Patch frotu' Havana ^ Hfcral'l dis-
Oomea contfcmDufL“H T
gressive movementloT 'lecuM l?
during next month
^ u‘ pUns which
m o n ^ ^ nnoi n“ ' n* ,° rI
' - t few
bans are lookim» f* " ^ i ■ aild tb,‘ Cu-
8 ° r “ J' K “tovemeut
i»«" "< f
T h e S a n ta I V .
S. w „ J u n e 21.— T ht
"'n k Butler, charged w ith th«
Cspta in Lee W eller, while
» gold-proepecting trip,
n(ied today, th e ju ry render-
guilty. B u tler atte m p t
throat w ith a piece of tir
Rut was seized before h«
injury. L ater he mad«
resistance to th e keeper?
. w»y to th e courthouse
w il* beast
long enough. ”
Exam ination showed th a t nine shots
had takeh effect, any one of_ which
would have proved fatal.
F e ll In to a T ra p .
Havana, Ju n e 21.— A large force u n
der General (Quentin Bandera succeded
in destroying a body of Spanish near
Sabana. Bandera placed his men in
am bush and then instructed five scouts
to approach a fort where the Spanish
were barricaded. T he Spaniards sallied
from the fort in pursuit of the scouts,
who fell back, leading th eir pursuers
into the heart of th e Bandera am bush.
A hot tight ensued, first w ith m usketry,
hut finally hand to hand. All of B an
dera's men were arm ed w ith machetes.
Ten of the insurgents were killed, and
the entire pursuing party of the Span
At Alguisa, a town of 3,000, 178 per
sons die«I last m onth from hunger and
N o P o l y g n m y A m o n g I n d ia n s .
Perry, O. T ., Ju n e 21.—The Chey
enne and A rapahoe Indians w ere
wrought up over th e new law which
goes into effect Ju ly 1, relatin g to poly
gamy. A fter th a t tim e each of the 40
Cheyenne Indians who have more than
one wife will have to choose one of th e
two, three or more wives th a t he has,
and the cast-off wives m ust leave him.
To the squaws who have become en-
lighteneil as to th e ir situation, the m at
ter has liecome tragic. Every squaw
who wants to rem ain w ith her husband
is doing her best to please him , so th a t
she will be the lncky wife. There are
40 of these polygamists, and in all they
have over 100 squaws.
n rn irn .ri W h llJ B ath in g .
G reenville, Tex,. Ju n e 21.— Last
night, while bathing in a pool six m iles
from this city, Cashier King, of th e
F irst N ational bank; Miss A ustin, of
this city, and Ida Scheneck, of S her
man. Tex., were drowned. Mr. King
and Mss A ustin were together, and got
beyond th eir depth. K ing called for
help, and Fred Norsworth, who was
w ith Miss Scheneck, w ent to th e rescue,
but both were drowned before help
reached them . Miss Scheneck, becom
ing frightened, followed Mr. Nors
worth. and, jum ping on his back, near-
lv drowned him also. All parties wer*
L a k ® 3t® » m ® r* i n C o l l U l o n .
L E T TE R .
D o w n in g . H o p k i n s A C o m p a n y ’ * R e v i e w
o f T ra d ® .
t u w r l n n T a t tle A r e A l l R i c h t an d th e
tiu v eru u ie-> t W i l l P r o v e I t .
Milwaukee, Jn n e 19.—The steam er
Virginia, of the Goo«lrich line, w ith
200 passengers on board, ran down the
s c h o o n e r Eveline, bound from M enomi
that system bad
| 20.000. nee, Mich., to Chicago, near th is port
lo,s to the company. o f ^ e oy* r ^
last evening. The E veline’i cabin was
2 i n T K H ^ d e good to the com- shifte«i forward and her yawl was de
m o li s h e d .
A panic f prevailed among
the V irg in ia's passengers, but th e
steamer «■ontinoed on her course to C hi- \
cago and the E veline was towed to th e
Siberia only *0 d*y*
June 21.—An official
Kansas City. •
|h a t th„
d is c r im in a t io n
W ashington, Ju n e 21.—The action
outlined in the interview with Bellamy
Storrer before his sailing for Kurop«*,
looking to making vigorous representa
tions to G reat B ritain , Germany and
Belgium and lioubtlees to France, for a
modification of the discrim inating
measures against Amerii'an cattle, is
the result of the indefatigable efforts
f o n t«"\n Havana'* °0ncen,r»tin« hie jf Secretary of A griculture Wilson to
prov“ “* *nd wil1 •onihat the prejudices of the OKI World
Havana General ¿ * nT 8,rat.ion
against our farm products and to secure
Orientals is repTte^m P '
1' H00 to our exporters at least the same rights
*° *laVe arrival in
! as are enjoyed by those of other coun-
tries. Ever since the new adm inistra-
ing throuvl. M ,
a'" 1 was n'»''',h-
( ) * , . „ ? M»tanzas several days ago. tioti began. Secretary Wilson has been
pushing this m atter. He has had fre
a council of quent interviews w ith the president
T,,1‘,be ,heU in a dav or so, and Secretary Sherman ou the subject.
d,8clow llis Plal18 to his >everal new'diplom atic appointees have
had conferences w ith the agricultural
t0 >eave Ha- lepartm ent officials, at which questions
" “ bm the last week the insurgent! af this kind were discussed anil th e
1.VUV “ |,“ W
»*»* “ > ■"
The state departm ent is now co-oper-
iting in the movement and in various
in Havana province, this time only 15 ways has instructed its representatives
ioiug to the countries named to state
Th fiTi« tT“* H“V!Tna' in Huanabacoa. their cause to the respective govern
is the second expedition landed in
ments, setting out th e discrim inations
m o n iT ,,r0VinC,i dUring the PreHent im|K>sed on our products, together w ith
lata showing them to be unjustifiable.
tl.7 'H i0eS ir,!ni Pliert0 Prin°iPe state These statem ents will also show th a t
that the rebels are active in that prov-
iin t. Several skirmishes between in the restrictions placed on A merican cat
surgents and Spanish forces have re- tle preclude any m aterial danger of
loss by disease or otherwse.
Official reports of experts in th e field
During the last week a Spanish col
umn 800 strong, under Colonel Revter, will be cited to dem onstrate th a t
was attacked while marching to Santa American cattle products show a great
er exemption from disease th an those
Cruz. The rebels were repulsed, but
of practically all other countries.
Colonei Reyter was badly wounded and
These representations will be accom
23 Spanish soldiers were killed. The
panied by the significant w arning th a t
rebel loss is not known.
if the unjust discrim inating measures
are continue«l, proper action w ill have
r o SAVE RIVERA’S LIFE.
to be taken by th is government. Dis
inating nations will be given to
8t«|>> Taken in Wauhlngtnn to Prevent
understand th at th e rights of Ameri-.
can exporters m ust be recognized, or
New York, June 21.—A dispatch to «■lse privileges accorded foreign pro-
the World from Washington says: A i ducers w ill be w ithdraw n.
telegram from Senor Palma, of the
Cuban junta at New' York, received
SHE S H O T TO KILL.
tonight by Secretary Quesada of the
provisional legation reads:
A T e x a s C o n tr a c to r K i l l e d b y a Y o u n g
“ Prosecuting attorney has asked for
W om an.
death sentence of Ruiz Rivera and Ba
Ju n e 21.— A special
Steps were taken immediately to pre to the Republic from Paris, Texas,
vent if possible the summary execution says: E«l Kilgore, a contractor and
of such a sentence. Senator Morgan builder, met his death at the hands of
and others were seen and their serv Miss Fanny Jackson and her three
Arrangements were brothers today. Kilgore was sittin g
made to have influential senators call in the w aiting room a t Ladonia station
early tomorrow upon Secretary Sher when Miss Jackson, accompanied by a
man to urge him to request interfer sister and three brothers, enteretl, th e
ence by the Madrid government, and men taking positions at th e doors.
a direct api>eal will be made to the The girl drew a revolver and fired at
president. It is expected that Minister Kilgore. The bullet w ent wide, and
Taylor will be instructed to obtain struck her brother, Brixie Jackson, in
Kilgore dashed down
from the Madrid government assur the forehead.
ances that tiie lives of the two men will the railroad track behind some freight
:;ar8. Bud Jackson, another brother,
Unless action is taken
intercepted him and shot him in th e
early in the Hay it is likely that Mr.1
hack. A fter Bud Jackon had em ptied
Morgan will bring the matter to the a t
his revolver, Miss Jackson walked up
tention of the senate by a resolution,
and fired tw o more shots at Kilgore,
although there is one oil record already
in behalf of Rivera.
“ You coward, you have slandered me
I than a».v da>’ Hin<'*, th e debatu
Two entire schedules, cover-
pjwjeH, were com pleted, nam ely,
|Hl. on spirits, wines and bev-
jnd’ichednle 1, on m anufactur-
wngoo<ls. This brings the sen-
the flax schedule w ith th e iin-
twool schedule standing next,
portion of the bill passed today
antially the same as th a t re-
‘ the committee changes being
•jnients of Jones of A rkansas and
were systematically rejected by
¡ties varying from live to ten.
ywn secured th e adoption of a
naragrapli to the cotton schedule
»view of com pensating th e cot-
nanufacturers for th e recent ac-
0f the senate in placing raw cot-
the dutiable list.
paragraph 289, on m otion of A lli
es house provision w as restored,
remaining paragraphs on sp irits
,0 >98 inclusive) were agreed to
porte«!, without opposition.
wine paragraph led to some dis-
nn. That on cham pagne and other
¡ng wines was agreed to as re-
The committee paragraph on
tines was perfected by striking
he provision for an additional duty
tents on each bottle or jug and the
itution of a provision th a t the
bottles or jugs shall pay the
duty as if empty.
■ite presented statem ents from
"ntative wine men of C alifornia,
¡ling the paragraphs on wines as
iffording sufficient protection,
added his views th a t these
brandies, and sim ila r articles
be liberally taxed on th e prin-
that they are articles of luxury,
h he would not m ake th e tax
said the rates were practically
bitorv. In effect, it com pelled
to drink California w ine or go
senate paragraph w as agreed to.
paragraph on cherry juice, etc.
was modified by th e com m ittee
ude the house proviso of “ con-
no alcohol, or not more than
percent of alcohol,” and thus
ginger ale, soda w ater, etc. ,(299),
committee changed th e wording
“other sim ilar w aters” to “ bev-
oontaining no alcohol.”
ph was then agree«! to w ith a
ttee provision th a t all filled hot-
II have the character of their
B u tte G a te w a y N o t O p e n .
tsblown in the bottles.
Denver, Colo., June 21.—In answet
ule I, cotton m anufactures,
then taken up. T he first para- to a message of inquiry sent him from
1301), cotton thread and yarn, this city, S. W. Ecoles, general traffic
tested by Jones of A rkansas, manager of the Oregon Short Line,
beat length on th e a b ility of wired:
"H ave not opened the Butte gate
■arican cotton m anu factu rer to
against the foreign producer way, and do not contemplate doing so
Had the Butte gateway been opened
debate, although on th e first
ph of the cotton schedule, to« k it would have let the Great Northern
range, covering th e e n tire cot- and Northern Pacific roads into Utah to
compete with the Rio Grande Western
and Union Pacific and would have given
of Arkansas offered an am end- the Union Pacific a chance to practic
in the nature of a te st on th e en- ally freeze out the Oregon Short Line
tttton schedule, proposing the on through traffic between Ogden and
rates on cotton thread and Butte by cutting the rate from the Mis
Rejected, 20 to 30, McEnery souri river to Ogden to $5 or $10.
with the Republicans in the
re. The D em ocratic senators,
A flair« III B r a z il.
Clay, M cLaurin and T illm an ,
New York, June 21.—A dispatch to
b*d voted for a d uty on raw cot- the Herald from Buenos Ayres says:
*ere in the affirm ative on this The Herald correspondent in Rio J a
tore«iuce the rate on manufac- neiro telegraphs that the government
wtton. A fter th is contest, rapid has been officially informed of the re
was made on th e schedule, 1 capture of Canudo by the fanatics.
phs being agreed to as re- There was a fierce encounter, continu
ing for several hours. The rebels are
notion of A llison, paragraph 31f now safelv entrenched around the city
»ged to exclude braids and gor- and are well prepared for an attack
Merting suspenders and braces from the government troops.
A mixed commission has been ap
Percent ami reflucing th e rate on
for garments to 60 cents per pointed to place the landmarks on the
frontier of Brazil and Peru.
*»d 30 per cent ad valorem ,
also propose«! a new para
Accept®*! b y th® P o rt® .
i. Ss, with a view to m eeting
London, June 3 1 .-T h e Athens cor
“'f heretofore imposed on raw respondent of the Daily Telegraph says:
said th e du ty on raw oot- It is reported here tonight that the
dremained in th e bill, would peace conference and the porte have ac
require an e n tire overhauling cepted a settlement giving Turkey
wtton schedule a t a la ter date, either the town of Ligaria, southeast of
itional paragraph provides th a t Mi loans, or Nezeros, north of Larissa
Wton yarns finer th an No. 10
The Athens correspondent of tne
**1 on the goods m anufactured ' Chronicle says: The porte has aban
, we d u ty shall be 10 per cent doned the policy of delay and decided
, n to the rates of th e cotton to accept the advice of thejow ers.
D e b « ’ C o lo n y > « m e « t.
n »»id he was one of th e Dem-
June 2 1 .-T b e name for
for a duty on raw cotton
to th a t he w anted th e bili Debs’ O p e r a t iv e Colonization 8«uety
.** heavily as possible, so as to is “ The Social Democracy of America.
toe people and have them Debs advanced reasons for the title
whch were approved by a majority of
Tr*‘" R»n I n t o a R i v e r .
x h e B a lc o n y r.n v e
’ June 21.— A north-bound
, toxin on th e Chicago, Mil-
St. Paul road ran in to the
. w ow . r x i i v T I L .
riT,“r tonight at K inzie street
people, gave way, '« '“ ’f : ” .
*®re hurt, but it is not expect- ¿T
thc people were s!lghtly_injured.
■•Ter R u t t e r C o n v i c t e d .
W A SH IN G TO N C O U N T Y
T here were a num ber of eonnidera-
K Resume of Events in the tiuns in th e wheat m arket to unsettle
the ideas of traders. T he uneasiness
over th e Ju ly deal on account of the
sm all stocks has been o n eo f th e factors.
I t was started by th e discovery th a t
EVIDENCE O F STEADY GROW TH trades in Ju ly would not settle w ith
one of th e prom inent elevator conoerns,
and th e conclusion was at once reached
N e w « G a t h e r e d In A l l th ® T o w n s o f | th a t th is concern had bought enough
O u r N e ig h b o r in g
S t a t e s — I m p r o v e - J Ju ly w heat to develop an in terestin g
situ atio n w i’h local contract stocks of
m e n t N o t e d in A l l I n d u s t r i e s —O r e g o n . [
w heat so abnorm ally low.
A storia now has a paid fire d ep a rt are local stocks und th e A m erican v isi
ble aw ay below last y ea r’s level, hut
Pendleton is oonsiilering th e proposi- ' th e recent decreases have each week
tion of buying in its own paper, as an been greater than expected. On ai-eount
of th e good cash trade th e local out
investm ent for funds.
Tiie locks a t th e Cascades w e r e ; inspection has been heavy, and each
opened for th e season last week, as high week a large percentage of th e local
stock is moveil out. T he position taken
w ater is over for th is year.
by th e board of trade directory on the
Baker C ity ’s praises are loudly sung
elevator question was inclined to add
by all the visiting firemen who took
to th e uneasiness regarding th e possi
p art in the tournam ent there.
bility of a J u ly squeeze.
Indian A gent H arper says th a t many
Among th e m inor consideration«
fish are being taken in th e U m atilla have been th e changes in th e w'eather,
riv er by persons using dynam ite.
th e reports of locusts in th e N o rth
W inans Bros, brought into The west, th e good spring w heat flour trade.
Dalles 1,200 pounds of salmon one day In a general w ay th e m arket has been
last week. The run is light, but the u nsettled and easily influenced in eith ei
fish are of excellent q u ality .
direction by a com paratively sm all
wagons passetl volume of trade.
through Lakeview. Three of them were
P o r tta u d M a rk e t*.
bound for Indiana, and th e rest for N e
F lo u r— P o rtland, Salem, Caaoadia
braska. T hey were from Rogue river
and Dayton, $3.75; Benton county and
W hite Lily, $3.75; graham , $3.40; su
T he bicyclists of A storia are talking perfine, $2.60 per barrel.
of building a bicycle path, and it is
W heat— W alla W alla, 70@71c; V al
suggeste«! th a t th e county join them in ley, 72c per bushel.
building a good road to Jo h n D ay’s and
Oats— Choioe w hite, 38@40o per
bushel; choice gray, 87@39c.
Lane co unty’s jail has been w ith o u t
H ay—Tim othy, $10.00@ 13.50 per
an occupant since th e March term of ton; clover, $11.50<§ 12.60: w heat and
circu it court, the longest perio«l it has oat, $10.00(dll 1.00 per ton.
been em pty during the present sheriff’s
Barley— Fee«! barley, $16.60 per ton;
term of office.
M illstu ffs— B ran, $14.50, shorts,
The Lane county court has let the
contraot to build a 100-foot strain beam $16.50; m iddlings, $23.60.
B u tter— Cream ery, 85c; dairy, 20@
truss bridge, w ith crib pier, across
Salmon creek, for $890. Seven bids 25c; store, 171%(830c per roll.
Potatoes— Oregon B u rb an k s,40(850c;
w ere handeil in by lour bidders.
T he grasshoppers are doing consider G arn et Chilitxi, 55(865c; E arly Rose,
able damage in th e v icinity of L exing 35(840o per sack; sweeta, $2.75 per
G ardens have been com cental for Merced; new potatoea, $1(8
1.10 per cental.
pletely ruined, and in many places
P o u ltry —Chickens, mixed, $8.00@
en tire fields of w heat have been eaten
3.25; geese, $2.50(84.60; turkeys, live,
10c; ducks, $2.50(83.50 per dozen.
The graduating class at th e Corvallis
Eggs— Oregon, 11 ( 8 12c per dozen.
college th is year num bers 17, against 48
llt ^ o ;
last year and 51 th e year previous. America, 12
T he reduction in th e num ber is largely
Wool— Valley, 12c per pound; E ast
due to an extension of th e course from ern Oregon, 6 (8 8c.
th ree to four years.
Hops— 7 (8 8c per pound.
T here w ill be no grain raised in the
Beef — Gross, top steers, $3.50;
northern p art of Morrow county this cows, $2.50(83.00; dressed beef, 6(8
year, and b u t a sm all am ount of hay, 6?^c per pound.
th e grasshoppers having destroyed
M utton—Gross, best sheep, w ethers
everything, in sight.
The jiortion of and ewes, 2 ' ac; dressed m utton, 4)%
th e county th a t they have not visited (8 5c per pound.
Hogs—Gross, choice, heavy, $4.00(8
w ill raise an average crop.
T he W eston Leader says th a t a n um 4.50; lig h t and feeders, $2.50(83.00;
ber of pioneer relics were exhibited at dressed $3.00(84.75 per cwt.
V eal—Large, 3 (¿(84c; sm all, 4 .^ (8
th e reunion te n t th ere recently. Thomas
Spence’s contribution was a pocket rifle 5c per pound.
100 years old, made in M assachusetts.
S eattl® M a rk e ts .
I t is a harm less-looking affair now, but
W heat — Chicken feed, $26 per
was considered a tru sty weapon by Mr. ton.
Spence’s father, who, arm ed w ith it
O ats— Choice, $21(822 per ton.
alone chased a band of Indian horse-
F lo u r—(Jobbing)— P a te n t excellent,
thieves for three days.
/4 .6 0 ; N ovelty A, $4.30; C alifornia
brands, $4.60; Dakota, $5.65; p aten t,
W a s h in g to n .
The free text-book proposition w ai
B arley— Rolled or ground, $20 per
voted down in M ount V ernon.
ton; whole, $19.
Steam boat men at G ra y ’s harbor are
Corn— W hc’.«*, $20 per ton; cracked,
ta lk in g of pu ttin g a steam er on N orth $20; fee«l meal, $20.
river, above th e jam.
M illstuffs— Bran, $15.00 per ton;
T he num ber of deaths in Seattle d u r shorts, $18.
H ay— P uget sound, per ton, $12.00;
ing May was 38. E ig h t of these were
children and tw o were from drowning. Eastern W ashington, $17; California,
A t th e school election in W alla $13(814.
Feed—Chopped feed, $18.00 per ton;
W alla th e proposition to furnish free
text-books was defeated by a vote of 31 m iddlings, $22; oilcake m eal, $30.
P o u ltry —Chickens, live, per ponnd,
hens, 11c; spring chickens, $2.50@ 3.50;
W infield Scott Rich, of Cambridge,
Mass., has been engaged as principal
B u tter — F ancy n ative cream ery,
of th e Spokane high school, a t a salary
brick, i6c; ranch, 10(812.
of $1,200 a year.
Cheese— N ative W ashington, 10®
A ll laws passed by th e last session of 11c; E astern, llo ; California, 9(^c.
th e W ashington legislature, to which
Vegetables— Potatoes, per ton, $10.00
no emergency clause is attached, have (8 11; Yakima«, $12(413; rhnbard 1
(82c per pound; onions, $1; carrots, per
B em is’ shingle m ill, in Cow litz coun sack, $1; cabbage, native, per 100 lbs,
ty, th a t has been delayed on account of $1.75® 2; new potatoes, l( £ ® l( £ o per
th e jam of bolts in th e T outle river, per lh.
Eggs— Fresli ranch, 14® 15c.
w ill be started up a t once.
F resh M eats—Choice dressed beef,
An ordinance has been passe«! hy th*
O lym pia council denying to all bloyol« steers, 6 (yc; cows, 6c; m utton, sheep,
riders th e use of th e sidew alks for 6(«c per pound; pork, 6 1„c per pound;
veal, sm all, 6®7c.
riding during th e dry season.
F ish — H alib u t, 3® 4(£o;
Three Seattle w heelm en made th e
salm on, 4® 5c; salmon tro u t, 7® 10c;
run from S eattle to O lym pia and return
flounders and soles, 8® 4c.
last Sunday, covering th e en tire dis
* Provisions— Hams, large, 11c; ham s,
tance of 154 m iles on th e ir bicycles.
sm all, l l ( i c ; breakfast bacon, 10c; dry
The A tlas L um ber Company, at M ur salt sides, 6((C per pound.
ray, is p u ttin g an additional engine
F ru its— Lemons, C alifornia, fancy,
into its sawm ill. L ast m onth the com $3.00® 8.60; choioe, $2.50; oranges,
pany shipped more th an 70 carloads of seedlings, $2.50; M editerranean sweets,
lum ber East.
$3® 8.50; bananas, s h ip p n g , $1.75®
T he Lewis county com missioners at 2.76 per bnnch; apples, * l.6 0 ® 2 per
th e ir latest m eeting, decided to post box.
pone indefinitely th e proposition to is
Ka n F r a n r l a r o M a r k e t s .
sue funding bomls to tak e up th e coun
Potatoes— Oregon Burbanks, 60® 75c;
ty ’s floating indebtedness.
Two rolls of steel wire cable were re E arly Roee, 60® 70c; River B u r
banks, 50® 65c;
sweets, $1.25 per
ceived in S helton, Mason comity, re
cently for Sim pson's logging camps. c e n ta l..
B u tter— Fancy cream ery, 16)^c; do
Each roll is 4,000 feet long and weigh«
5,000 ponnds. They cost in St. Louil
14® 15c; seconds, 13® 14c.
$ 2 , 000 .
Cheese— Fancy m ild, new , 8 ® 8 (^c;
M iners in th e Swank d istric t in K it
fair to good, 7® 7 (^c; Young A m erica,
tita s <»unty have begun work for the
8® 9c; E astern, 14® 16f^c.
season and clean-ups are yielding well.
Wool—Choice foothill, 8® 10c; Ran
Two large dam s on Baker creek, to hold
Joaquin plains, 7® 9c; do 12 m onths,
25.000,000 gallons of water, are to be
7 ® 9c per ponnd.
b u ilt th is sum m er.
Onions— New, red, 60® 70c.
The sta te land commission has a r
Eggs— Ranch, 12 % ® 15c per dosen.
ranged to p ut six land cruisers in th e
H ay—W heat and oat, $7® 10; beat
field to overlook th e new tow nships re barley, $6.50® 8.00; alfalfa, $6® 8;
cently surveyed, and m ake state selec clover,
$6® 8; com pressed
tions therefrom . Some of th e cruisers $6.60® 10.00; straw , 36® 60c per bale.
are already taking to th e field.
Tropical F ru it— Bananaa, $1.00®
F ish Com m issioner Crawford was on 2.00 per hunch.
th e Sound and a t the Baker l*ke h atch
C itrus F ru it—O ranges, navel, $2.00
ery last week. T he report th a t t h e , ® 2.60; seedlings, do, $ !.2 S ® 2 .0 0 ; com
hatch ery w ill close down on account of mon lemons, 75c® $1.60; fancy, $2.00
th e failu re of th e legislature to a p p ro (¿2 26 par bos.
p rlate funds, he says, is inoorreot. T he
Apple*—$ 1.26® 2 per bos; E astern,
hatch ery is m aintained o ut of tho li $3.60 per barreL
m a # fund.
MAKES GOOD REPORT
SECRETARY GAGE IS PLE A SED
WITH B U S IN E S S O U T L O O K .
H e F in d s I m p r o v e d ( '« » m l l t l o n * a n « «>* * «
I 'r o a p e c t o f T h e i r l o u U n u a n r e - T k
C u b a n Q u e n t lo n —\ V h a t
d o in g
nt t h e N a t i o n a l C a p it a l.
E. F. P arsons , Sp ecial C orrespondent.
W ashington, D. C .—Secretary G ag*
got goo«l news, as well as giving it o n
liis recent trips to C in cin n ati, P h ila
delphia, N ashville and oth er cities.
H is C incinnati address brought g reat
encouragem eut to th e oountry, and ho
in tu rn was him self encouraged by
w hat other }ieople said to him .
" T h e com mercial clubs w hich m e t
a t C in cin n ati,” said Mr. Gage, “ a re
coin(K)s««l of represenative com m ercial
and m anufacturing men from four greaU
cities of the country, Boston, Chicago,
St. Louis and C incinnati. They are th e
heads of th e greatest com m ercial an d
m anufacturing houses of these g rea t
cities. Each one of them ia in touch
w ith his representatives in all p arts o f
the country and obtains inform ation
concerning business conditions all o ver
th e U nited States. T ake such a m an
as Mr. A rm our, for instanoe: he bee
hundreds of representatives located n o t
only in all th e g reat oitiea b u t th e
sm aller places of th e country and o f
course is in touch w ith them co n stan tly
and is able to judge of busineas condi
tions th e country over. T h e earn» nmy
lie said to a great ex ten t, perhaps, of
M arshall F ield, whose business lin e s
bring him in touch w ith every p ^ e f
th e U nited States. A nother C hicago
house represente«! th ere does a large
business in the m anufacture of eleva
tors, engines and other products of th a t
Mr. P ullm an reaches, throng)*
his sleeping-car system, of course,
every p art of th e oountry, and is ab le
to accordingly diagnose business condi
tions and judge of business activ ity or
th e reverse.
The representatives of
o th er cities and o th e r lines of b u sin ess
have equal facilities for judging of b u si
ness conditions and of th e feelings of
th e business public th e country over.
“ I was gratified to find a very eatia-
factory feeling am ong those gentlem an
who th u s formed th e ir opinions by th e ir
contact w ith tho- business and com mer
cial men in a ll p arts of th e country.
T hey reporteil a b etter business condi
tion and b etter feeling th a n has been
realized for a long tim e.
By th is, I
mean not an extrem e grow th of ac tiv
ity, b u t a m arked im provem ent an d
one w hich is accom panied by confi
dence on th e ir p art th a t it is th e begin
ning of a perm anent im provem ent.
We have, of course, seen in th e paat,
spurts of business im provem ent w hich
were only tem porary, b u t th e feeling
among these gentlem en was th a t th e
im provem ent w hich th ey observed is
likely to be perm anent and to co n tin u e
to increase w ith such legislation a e w ill
assure them regarding currency as w ell
as ta riff.”
“ Do you th in k th a t th e free silv er
sentim ent is as strong as it w as th re e
m onths ago?”
" O f course th e people w ith whom 1
came in contact represent th e c itie s
only so th a t I could not ju d g e so ac
curately from w hat th ey personally
know; b u t it is q u ite ap p aren t, n o t
only from w hat I learn through th a m ,
b u t from o th er sources, th a t th e ailv er
sen tim en t is on th e decline. E vents o f
th e past few m onths have been decidaly
adverse to it and m ust have had a d e
pressing influence upon its advocates
and upon th e theory itself. Ja p a n , for
instanoe, to w hich they called p articu
lar atten tio n d u rin g th e cam paign M l a*
sh in in g exam ple of free silv er pro s
perity, has adopted a gold sta n d ard .
Ro have P ent and Russia, and th e te n
dency among o th er silver using coun
tries seems to be in th a t diroction.
All these things, coupled w ith th e con
tinuous fall in th e price of silver, is
not only showing people th e unwiadoaa
of th e proposition which these leaders
so strenuously advocated, b ut are show
ing to these them selves th e im proba
b ility of inducing th e A m erican peoplw
to again support such a p ro p o sitio n .”
B u llio n S liv e r D o w n .
Silver bullion continues to fall. I t
w ent down to 60 cents an ounce several
days ago, the low erst point ever touched
except for a brief period d u rin g th u
panic of 1894.
The steady decline d u rin g th e la st
q u arter of a cen tu ry has a ttracted u
great deal of atten tio n th ro u g h o u t th u
South A m erican silver coin ie
fairly flooding European m arkets. T h e
price of silver has fallen to 76 rupase
in Im lia, th e lowest o n 'reco rd .
C hina was considered th e stro n g h o ld
of silver and was one of th e best cus
tom ers th e m iners have had in la te
years, b ut she is preparing for th e gold
standard and only took o n e-ten th as
much silver th is year as she absorbed
d u rin g th e corres|>onding )ieriod la st
Follow ing P eru, Ja p an , R ussia and
C hili, th e A rgentine Republic, as w ell
as other South American co u n tries, ia
preparing to a«lopt th e gold stan d ard .
The Republican senators who fram ed
th e tariff bill have denounced as false
th e published charges th a t th e sngar
tru s t controlled th e form ation of th e
schedule* of the tariff bill relatin g to
its product, ami have challengeti a pub
lic investigation of th e statem enL
T h ® C u b a n S it u a t io n .
T here is a rig h t way and a wrong wny
of doing things, and it is because th e
rig h t way is b etter th an th e wrong w ay
th a t th e Republicans have been u n w ill
ing to pase th e Cuban resolution in con
gress and force it upon th e p resid en t
prem aturely, when it is known th a t be
is working o u t a policy of his own. Ik
is believed th a t th e reports of S pecial
Counsel Calhoun and Consul-U eiw ral
Lee on th e B a it esse and conditions in
Cuba generally w ill lead to som e deft,
■ite action by th e president soom