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OHYINQ FOR HARVESTERS.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN THE NATIONAL
Friday, Juno Ti.
Washington, Junn 'i'l. The oposltlou
In tliti senate to I ho committee amend
iiim.t to the sundry civil bill appropri
ating $25,000 annually (or tint payment
ol tlio trnvullriK expenios ol tliti proal
lent, which war begun by McLaurlu,
resulted todny In tlin withdrawal of llio
amendment hj lUlo, In clinrgn "' the
hill, nml thu subsequent passage of the
Independent hill provlilliiK practically
for tho xnmu appropriation, which was
recently passed liy tho Iioubo of repro
nvntatlvea, Washington, Junn 22, Turn food
lipid the Attention of thn liouaa throtiKlt
out today, The constitutional features
of tho puro food bill wrro debate I by
tlin leading lawyers of thn house, tho
Democrats splitting wide on tlin ques
ttoti whether thn hill took away from
tlin slates their pollen power. Varl
oil features applicable to localities mid
Intenntn wrro discussed earnestly, but
It was early apparent tlmt tho bill will
m adapted practically In tlin form In
which It cttno from tho Interstate and
foreign M in om no committee.
General debate was closed lit H.HO,
when tlin bill was read mid ninoml
merits offer I'd.
Tho o culled "packago" loctlon waa
jAMfl over, It being evident tlmt thli
amendintnt will create much dlacus
Ion. Tho bill waa laid aside until to
morrow. Thursday, Juno 21.
Washington, Junn 21. Tlin arnntn
today took a petition In accord with
tho president and thn hotiro of repre
sentative by drclarlnK for a look cannl
across tho lithmua of raiiama. Tho
rrttilt waa reached nflor a day'a discus
aion tlmt waa almost devoid of Intereat
I UK Incident There wna only one re
cord vote, nnd tlmt waa negative In
character, coming on a motion to lay
on tlio tabln thn lock typo aubatlltito
for the tea level bill. Tlila motion wmi
made by Kittredgu, and waa voted
down, III to 3D.
Washington, June 21. The space
in front of tho apraker'a desk of the
homo today resembled a amall arctlou
of n dellralrasen aiore and a corner gro
eery, with cvreala, Jama, Jelllea, tlna of
peas, tomatoes, corn, Dollies ol wnia
ker and wine. Imported aauiagea
hrandled cherries nnd other edlblea and
drinkable! scattered orer tho table.
To complete tho picture, there were a
atandard icalea with wolghts, n grad-
uatn and a funnel. Throe worn used
to demonstrate the contention of the
malorUy ol tho committee on Inter
atate and foreign commerce that a pure
food bill la nrcMMry for the protection
of thn K-oplo.
Thn home ipent the entire day In
consideration of the bill nnd had not
completed It at adjournment. It will
bo taken up again tomorrow.
Wedneaday, June 20.
Waahlngton, Juno 20. Tho meat
Inspection prorlalon of the agricultural
appropriation bill waa today made the
mibjcct of discussion In the senate. Tho
question rama up on motion by 1'roctor
to grant thn ronforenco requested by
tho houao, Thu bill went over without
Thuro were two ipoechoaon tho Pans
ma canal, one by Morgan in aupport of
tho am level plan and tho other by Per
ktna In opposition.
Tho senatu held ita ilrat night sea
alon, which waa devoted tn tho consid
eration of thu aundry civil appropria
Washington, Juno 20. rwenty bllla
of moru or lcta general Interest wore
passed todny by tho homo uudor bus
peualon of the- rule. Among thorn
wuru mcaaurua npproprlntliiK $25,000
for thu traveling expenses nf tho presl
dent, which excited considerable du
bate; providing for the subdivision of
land outorod under the reclamation net;
increasing tho efficiency of thu bureau
of Insular affairs by conferring tho rank
nnd pay of n brigadier general upon tho
chief; and regulating tho checking pi
baggage by comnnn carrion.
Tho Joint resolution Increasing tho
terms of representatives to four years
failed to rccolvo the necoesary two
Tueaday, Juno 10,
Washington, Juno 10. Knox ad
dressed tho aonato at length today In
aupport of the lock typo for thu Pan
nma canal, contending that in point of
Prosldont and Commlttoa Agree.
Washington, Juno 10,- Tho basis of
n comploto agreement on thu meat in
spection bill between President Roosc
veil and tho homo committee on agri
culture waa arrived at today at tho
Whlto House, Speaker Cannon repro.
eonted tho committeo In this instuueo
and subsequently spent uomo tirno ox
plaining tho situation to tho committoe
in ita room at tho capltol. It will au
thorlzo an aunual appropriation of $3,
000,000 to pay tho coat of Inspection
but contains no provision (or court re
view at tba suggestion of the president.
HALLS OF CONGRESS
feasibility and economy it la far super
lor to tho sea levut plan. Ilo took ill
reel Issuu with Klttredgu na to the
safety of the (latum dam.
Thn agricultural appropriation bill,
containing tho meat inspection provis
ion, waa received from the house and
tho house aubstltuto ordered printed.
Tho senate ordered another confer
ence on the naval appropriation hill.
Washington, Juno 10. With practi
cal unanimity the house today adopted
the aubstltuto (or tho llnverldgo amend
ment to the agricultural appropriation
bill relating to meat Inspection, tho ob
jectionable features of tho former
amendments being eliminated and tho
Amendment perfected to meet the
wishes of the president, An effort waa
made to extend the time of debate, but
Wadaworth, chairman of tho commit
tee on agriculture, desiring to get the
bill Into conference as soon aa possible,
objected. After the adoption of tho
amendment the bill waa tent to confer
ence, tho conferees belnx Wadaworth,
Hcott (Kan.) and Lamb (Vn.)
A large number of bllla wero passed
under suspension of rules. Through
the efforts of Champ Clark, of Mis
rourl. and Wlllla jib, of Mleslsalppl, thn
subsidiary allver coinage bill failed to
secure enough votes to pass it under tho
Monday, June 10.
Washington, June 18. Alter another
day devoted largely to tho Lake Krle A
Ohio river canal bill, the aniate today
pasted that measure with only 11 votea
In the negative. In addition, several
bllla to which there was no objection
received favorable action. Thnro also
waa further discussion between Tillman
and Hopkins over thn resolution of the
former for an Investigation of the que
tlon of national bank contributions to
olitlcal campaigns, which involved a
renewed reference to the failure of the
Chicago national bank.
Tho session adjourned upon the olll
clal announcement of tho death of Les
ter, ol Georgia,
Washington, Junn 18. A black
draped desk In thu ball of the houto
of representatives today told the story
of the passing of Ittifus Lester, late n
representative In congress Irotn tlio
First Georgia district Previous to
an Announcement Wadaworth, of New
York, aakod unanimous consent, which
waa granted, that tho agricultural bill,
with senate amendments, be recom
mitted to tho committee on agriculture
I'ayne, of New York, by unanimous
consent, then fixed Tuesday and Wed
neaday as suspension days, Instead of
today, In view of the early adjourn
ment of the house,
llartlett, of Georgia, announced tho
death of hla late colleague, atatlng that
lie had been a member of tho house for
nearly 18 yeara. He offered the usual
resolutions, which were agreed to. As
a further mark of respect, the house
then adjourned uutll tomorrow.
Saturday, Junn 10.
Washington, June 10. The eenato
spent tho entiro day debating thu bill
to Incorporate a ship canal connecting
lake Krlo with thn Ohio river, and
again adjourned without action on It.
The bill was savagely attacked by Tat-
teraon as In thn Interest of speculation,
and was as warmly defended by Knox
and Nelson. LnKollotto offered a num
tier of amendments, which wero laid
on the table.
During a lull In tho proceedings the
president pro torn announced his signa
ture to tho statehood bill.
1 lie senate adjourned at 4:30 p.m.
(or want of a quorum.
Washington, Juno 10. After 40
minutes detmto today thu houao by tho
voto of 120 to 82 adopted tho senate
resolution providing (or the purchaso
ol material and equipment for use In
the construction ol tlio Panama canal ni
domestic manufacturers and of thu low
est responsible bidder, unless tho presi
dent shall in any cato doom tho bids or
tondera therefor to bo extortionate or
unreasonable Tho adoption of tho
resolution camo after a long discussion
of purchasing canal material In open
markets, whilo the mi miry civil bill
was under consideration.
The sundry civil bill also was passed.
It carries a total appropriation of $04,
678,040,.nearly $2(1,000,000 of which
Is for the continuation ot worn on mo
Loso Unused Rights.
Washington, Juno 10, Tho senate
today passed tho house bill providing
that ovory right of way grant to any
railroad under the act of March 3,
1876, where such railroad has not boon
constructed and shall not horeaftor be
o.natructod within Uvo years after defi
nite location, Bhall bo forfeltod to tho
UnttoJ States, all land along tlio un
constructed parts of tho road to revert
to tho government, Roads now build
ing to Portland and elsewhere in the
Northwest aro exceptod, as aro all that
re being built In good faith.
Unemployed Men for Kansas Grain
Fields Hard to Find.
Tupcka, Kan., Junn 10. Kansas is
sending out tho slrongeut appeal of her
history (or men to work In tho harvest
fields. Tho difllcultlea of tho last few
years gutting help to gather tho wheat
beforo it becomes dead rlpo and scatters
In. thu gathering rlll be Intensified tola
year If the advance algns aro token of
what la to come.
At least 20, COO more men than are In
sight now will be needed, and desperato
measures will be adopted to draft mon
Into tho service behind the self-binders,
Competition for labor Is stronger this
year than ever before. Thorn seems to
he no Idle men anywhere.
Appeals have been addressed to tho
employment agencies In Chicago, Bt.
I) ii Is and other large Industrial cen
ters, The answer has come back In al
most every Instance that it is Impossi
ble to fill the orders.
Factories are running at full capacity
all over the country. Ilulldlng opera
tions aro going on on a scale exceeding
anything of tho kind in past years.
These activities, In addition to the
many public improvements that are In
progress, have absorbed tho hulk of thn
labor of the country, skilled and un
skilled. Htate Freo Kmployrr.ont Agent Gerow
holds that a number of railroads are
largely to blame for the shortage of
harvest hands. He says the railroads
need every mn they can get to com
plete their own work, and for this rea
son have refused to grant tho 1 cent a
mile patsenger rate that la usually made
for the harvest hands. They fear, It is
said, that the call (rorn the wheat
fields, with the attractive wages, will
draw away their laboreis, who get only
$1.25 (or working on Irscks.
The Hock Island and Union Pacific
havo given the harvesters' rate, but
the other lnes are obdurate.
Thero will bo no room (or complaint
on anouit of compensation. The farm
era, If iukxI be, will pay aa high as $3
a day for good men. Thn ordinary
wage will be $2 to $2.50. Board and
lodging are also given. Farmers will
co-operate with each other, and there
will bo less "stealing" of the hands of
others than in past yeara.
The flat has gone out unofficially that
thero must be no ablo bodied men in
Kansas at harvest time. The loafer
who can work will be obliged tn toll or
leave the state. Local authorities in
cities and towns hitherto have co-operated
with tho agriculturists In enlisting
the whole available force for flold work.
They will do ro again this year.
Present Indications are that Kansas
will harvest 05,000,000 bushels of
wheat. The uauel migration from tho
Texas and Oklahoma fields will recur
this year, but this source ol aid ol
Itself will nut be sufficient.
LITTLE MAIL WAS LOST.
Surprising Amount of Business Now
In San Francisco PottolTice.
Washington, Juno 10. Postmaster
General Cortelyou has recolved final
reports from the postmaster at Han
Francisco, dealing with detailing the
poetal conditions during the great dis
aster there and pointing out that the
amount of mall lost was comparatively
small. The postmaster reports that
May 2 the records of tho canceling ma-
chinea at the San Franclrco poatofllco
showed tho collection of mail within
00,000 letters of tho heaviest collection
on record in tho otllce, while tho stamp
sales wore within $300 of normal.
The iMBtmastor rayi, however, that
tho malls of second-class matter wore
but a litttlo over 20 per cent of tho
amount before the earthquake. Ilo
adds that thero has been no (ailing oft
In tho amount of registered mall re
colved. TI ere wero 20 employes of the post
office whose homes worn burned out In
tho fire, many of tho men being left
destitute, but so far as known onlv ono
employe, a carrier, lost his life, while
one other Ib missing. The postmaster
general has written the postmaster,
specially commending tho action of
certain employes and lias called the at
tention of tho secrotary of thu treasury
to certain officials in tho custodian
sorvico of that department.
Flro Burns All Day.
fit. Paul, June 10. Tho alx-story
Ilyan Annox building was completely
gutted by a fire which was discovered
soon after 8 o'clock this morning and
which burned fiercely all day. Tho es
timated loss to tho buildings and storks
ot tlio occupants is between $450,000
and $500,000. Tho flro originated in
tho basement of the store occupied by
tlio Palaco Clothing company, suppos
edly from a dofoctlvo oloctrio wire.
Bovoral dromon wero cut by flying
pieces of glass and 37 woro ovorcomo by
boat and smoko.
Smoko From Shasta.
Redding. Oal., June 10, Reports are
being received here that smoke Is pour
ing from tho cone of Mount Shasta and
that deep rumblings aro heard in the
rdountalns. The reports are not
In a Condensed Form for Our
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
A Resumo of tho Lest Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of tho Past Week.
King Haakon and Queen Maud havo
been formally crowned as rulers of
The Russian douma blames the gov
ernment for tho recent massacres and
calls on the cabinet to resign.
Experiments aro being condne'ed in
Kansas to ascertain tho result of meat
preservatives. Dogs are the subjects.
General Greely says at least 60,000
peoplo in San Francisco are still de
pendent on the supply camps (or food.
Formal annnuncemin has Uon made
by Attorney General Moody that he
will prosecute the Standard Oil (or ac
cepting rebate i.
The Traneronttnental Insurano)
company is reported to have only aeseta
sufficient to pay 10 per cent of its San
Francis o losses.
A grand Jury at Portland has indict
od 12 men for connection with frauds
in the recent state election. Moro in
dictments will probably bo made.
Insurance companlrs have refused to
pay a dollar of Insurancsat Santa Rota,
California, claiming the earthquake
ruined tho city. The state insarance
commissions has pledged his support.
The peasant revolt is growing in
English woman auffr&glsts have been
arrested (or rioting.
Freh mutinies have occurred in sev
eral big Russian garrisons.
Uryau says his kind of conservatism
were he president would be to destioy
the trusts utterly.
The passage of the lock canal bill by
the senate Is considered a personal vic
tory for Rooeevolt.
Idaho ia asking, or Information re
garding tho insuranco companies which
refuse to pay their San Francisco losses
A bulletin Just issued by tho census
bureau shows that there are 83 manu
facturing concerns in Alaska with a
capiUlization of $10,000,000.
Los Angelos physicians havo Just re
moved the heart of a man and after
washing It roplaced the organ. Tho
patient's chances of recovery are good.
In an accident the prong of a wooden
rake pierced the man's breast, carrying
In dirt which lodged on tho heart.
Tho Dnltod States has a lower death
rate than any country in Europe except
Norway and Sweden, according to a
bulletin issued by the Census bureau.
Consumption is far in the lead as the
came of death, but this disease has
shown a decrease of nearly 40 per cent
in the fait six years.
Tho Corean revolt is spreading.
Japan plans to monopolote the trade
of tho Orient.
Fire at Los Angeles destroyed a block
In the wholesale district.
A number of Russian newspapers
luin Knan tirnr!kaojl fnp ntlniinrv naira
of the nialystok niassarro.
The house has passed a bill granting
California 5 per cent of the net pro
ceeds of tho sale of public lands.
It is expected that the Italian gov
ernment will soon issue an order for
the complete exclusion of American
Count Witte expresses tho opinion
that thi Russian douma is becoming
revolutionary in its character. He
also says tho Jows have brought their
troubles on themtolves,
A submarine eruption recently threw
up a small island near Jtoroslov, au is
land in Alaskan wators. Uoroslor waa
upheaved in tho same way 100 years
ago and another small island in 1882.
Dr. W, T. Harrlc, commissioner of
education, has tendered his resignation
to the prosldont and the latter has an
nounced the appointment of Dr, Elmer
E. Drown, professor of education at
tho California university, as his suc
Revolutionary feeling is spreading in
Tobacco trust officials havo been in
dicted for conspiracy.
Evidence is being found that Dreyfus
was convicted by forgery.
California is pushing the fight on
tlftlY.ltlt" Inanrftnr-a nnmnnnlA
The president and house committee
have ngroed on a meat Inspection bill.
The Hermann land case trial at Port
land is expeotod ts take placo the first
An IHalil-Mltled Ilarn.
Hero U a pliiu for n barn of the eight
Ided or octagon ahnpe. Thin octngomil
bum" l 'iX feet on each aide, providing
necomomdatlon for about fifty head of
rattle. There la n considerable gain
lu floor Fpnce when the octagon form
In lined Instead of tho square form, the
same amount of wall enclosing a great
er number of nqunro fccL The main
objection to an night-sided bam Is tint
It Ia difficult to fill with a liny fork or
sheaf carrier. ThU may be largely
overcome by erecting a goblo on one of
tho Aide of the roof and running a
track In from that height, which may
bo extended to within 20 feet of the op
posite wall. Tlio roof requires to lie
sclf-supiiortlng and to eocuro this the
platen should be bolted together at the
cornerH and held by n hand of Iron 4
fei-t long. ImmU to tit nnd aolldly bolted
ho that the corner ran never apread. In
tho Htnblu part the larger cuttle should
bo assigned to the outer circle, the
amnller ones to the Inner row. One
feeding alley i-ervea for the two rows,
aud a circular track can be arranged
for carrying Mince. In order to get
sufficient light thero require to be nu
almost continuous window about three
feet above tho ground. Montreal Star.
Ilroaitht llatbrr than Molature.
It la much coaler for ono to bo Inde
tKMideut of dry weather than of wet un
les.H tho roll U naturally wet, so that
It may tx plpo drained nnd thus get rid
of the excessive moisture and this Is an
expensive operation, but, notwithstand
ing, a moat desirable ono In tho end.
Potato growers aro perhaps more Inter
ested lu tho problem of how to battle
with dry weather than growers of any
other crop and, under normal condi
tions, the Kocret Is simply to ce that
tho soil Is properly supplied with hu
mus or vegtable matter.
It Is folly, or will bo found so after a
fow years, to attempt to grow potatoes
on tho samo ground year after year or
to grow them wholly by tho aid of com
nierclnl fertlllsero. Hero l where It
paya to mako every po&dblo effort to
grow clover for getting heavy crops of
clover under tho soil will add tlio re
quired humus, which, lu connection
with tlrst-clnss seed, care and cultiva
tion, will enable ono to grow heavy
crops of potatoes In normal seasons nnd
better than your neighbor's In dry sen
This question of getting humus Into
tho soil Is ono that must be met sooner
or later by every farmer aud especial
ly by thoso who pin their faith very
largely to commercial fertilizers.
Il)-e for Inturs.
Tho early ryo always shows Rsejf
soon after tho weather begins to moder
ato In tho spring, nnd some fnrmers
usually then begin to uso It for pastur
ago. It Is a mtstako to uso tho ryo too
early, as It may cause scours. It Is very
laxative In Its effects, being watery, nnd
a change from dry feed to young rye
very early In tho season may result lu
loss ot milk.
The lMenalnflr Garden,
If you Imvo n garden It curries with
It tho satisfaction of going out early In
May nnd gathering radishes, lettuce,
young onions and spinach. A fow
weeks Inter early peas aud beets tiro
thero for tho taking. Ily tho Fourth or
July early iHitntoes, sweet and nutty,
after n fashion uover found in any
storo, con bo dug. In succession fol
low snap beans, crisp cucumbers, to
rn n toes, corn that Is sweet In dome
thing more than namo and muskmelouH,
fragraut, melting, delicious.
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I'rndt ill I'limt Thlnnlnar.
A bulletin entitled "Improvement
Thinning" has been Issued by tho Stato
forester of MaMnehusetts. Tho author
hIiowh that the growth on considerable
arena can lx Improved and mndo moro
pmdurtlre by the application of moder
ate thinning while tho stands arc In tho
proceM of development. Thin as often
as the material to be removed will pay
for Ita removal Is tho rulo laid down
an to how often to thin. As to tho de
gree to wjilch It is safo to thin, tlio
cover should never bo broken to such
an extent that It will not close again In
two or threo yearn and cast a dens
shade. In answer to tho objection that
Is sometimes urged that such work In
Impracticable under existing conditions
of the labor nnd wood market, tho au
thor refers to tho fact that thinning
has been done and Is going on now in
Massachusetts and neighboring States,
nnd that It has not only paid for Itself,
but has In somo Instances yielded a net
profit of from twenty-flvo ccnta to $2 on
each cord of wood removed.
Prrpum I tin Waul Well.
A wool grower sending wool to mar
ket In a heavy, dirty condition, leav
ing anything In the fleece to mako
more weight, nnd expecting to get moro
money Is greatly mistaken. Buyers es
timate the valuo of tho clip by the net
yield of clean wool. When growers do
their beat they aecure for themselves
the best results. The soundness of tho
fiber may bo tested by stretching a
small staple between tho fingers. Sta
ple 2i Inches In length up, Is classed
combing below clothing. Labor ex
pended In preparing tho clip for salo In
well bestowed nnd brings Its own re
ward. Tho yolk In wool Is tho oil
substance which gives color nnd lendu
softness to tho fleece. It also promote
the growth of the fleeco and prevents
the wearing of the fiber. Good feeding,
shelter and care promotes this secre
tion. Kamlentlnjr the Orchnrd.
The Insect tnx iqwn this country's
agricultural Interests Is something
stuendouR. Indeed, were it not for tho
ravages of Insects, great and small, tho
life nnd profits of tho horticulturist
would bo so attractive as to completely
change the present attitude toward
their occupation. Tlio government ex
!ert are doing nu enormous amount of
educative work In determining tho ox
act organlsma that aro reaponslble for
each particular form of damage and
the best method of combating name. Fu
migation Is one of the modem farmer's
magic science wands by which, In n
trice, ho clears his croiw of Insect llfo
that If not held eradicated would prob
ably destroy his entire crop. In Cali
fornia Immense balloonlike arrange
ments of canvas aro used lu fumigating
fruit trees, and now a Texan luveutor
proposes to modify tho plan, with tha
Idea of making It nvallablo for smaller
crops, such as cotton nnd corn. Tha
appliance consists of a supporting truck
for movement over tho ground, general
ly by the use of horses, a combustion
chamber for the formation of tho
fumes, or gases employed as fumlpuit,
aud u framework, adjustable uh to
heights, and u hood covering tho whole.
At the roar u doflector curtain is pro
vided, with a depending shield extend
ing across the combustion chamber to
deflect the fumes and force them Into
contact with tho plants. With an appa
ratus of this general type tt Is posalbhi
to effectively nnd rapidly treat largo
numbers of plants, tho deflector or hood
extending over two full rows of plant
Awake In Mexico,
Mexican farming Interests aro wak
ing up under tho example of their
neighbors of the North, uud a new
school of agriculture Is to bo estab
lished under the chargo of ono of Lu
ther lturbnnk's co-workers. This school
Is the llrat of the kind to bo establish
ed lu Mexico, and Is located near Urn
bouudary line. Tho conditions thero
aro similar to thoso In Texas and south
California, and a high grade of agrlcul.
ture may be expected uuder Intelligent