The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, June 20, 1902, Page 5, Image 5

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    TIIK NORFOLK KKWS : 'KUIIUY , JUNE 20 , 1 02 ,
Woodchucks , crows , skunks and spar
row Increase in number as the country
"becomes more thickly settled.
It takes Just ns much of the itcrtlllty
of the soil .to grow nnd mature n lot bt
weeds ns It does to grow n crop of use-
f ul vegetables or grain.
The crops of n dry season when not
too dry are always far more satisfacto
ry than those of a moderately wet sea
son , quality better , less waste in har
vesting.
-1' , The enormous crops of strawberries
raised in North Carolina on the coast
have extended the season of cheap
Btrawberrles for all the large northern
cities nearly one month.
The specific gravity of wood varies '
more than one would think , n cubic
foot of white cedar weighing only
twenty-eight pounds when dry and n
cubic foot of lignum vita ? 83Ms pounds. '
One of the most profitable Industries
of the western farm today is the grow
ing of hogs. A ten-month-old pig
which now sells for over $20 will not
cost the producer over $10 , if it docs
that.
The actual losses sustained on any
farm where colts are raised by turning
them into the pasture fenced with
barbed wire will amount in two years
to more than enough to fence the pas
ture with woven wire.
We never could see why It Is that the
blackberry will grow wild where it Is
not wanted and will not grow and do
well when one tries to make it grow lu
the garden. The blackberry has a
good deal of meanness about it any
how. *
Dry seasons and scant crops result
In the storing of much plant food in
the fields ready for use when the rains
come , and make the crop. All the so
called waste arid lands of the west are
very rich ir stores of plant food and
only need i water supply to make
them very productive.
The average cost In the state of Illi
nois of 'raising ' n bushel of corn ns
determined from an exhaustive line of
experiments was found to be 1C cents.
When corn thus raised commands DO
cents a bushel , it is easy to see why
good corn land Jj that state readily
Bells for $100 per acre and upward.
Fifty cents' worth of rape seed sown
with the acre of barley will furnish
nearly three mouths' feed for and fat
ten for market ten medium sized sheep ,
or it will keep" ten shotes nicely for
three months. One thus gets two
crops In one year and finely fertilizes
the land for next season's crops be
sides.
It looks to us to be n pretty mean
\ sort of thing to give a sitting hen
goose eggs to hatch. If old Biddy has
any feelings at all , how must she re
gard the fraud practiced upon her ns
ehe tries to feed and train the ungainly
goslings ? Any self respecting hen ls _
'Justified in striking under such cir'
cumstances. Duck eggs are bad enough.
A very few years ago the stock grow
erswcre , howling aboutithe meat trust
nnd wanted an olilclnl investigation
because prices were so low. Now the
stock grower Is very quiet , while the
consumer Is roaring at the prices he
must pay for his alrloln steak. The
law of supply and demand In its silent
nnd irresistible work never pleases all
classes.
A friend of ours who has quite a
large grove of matured red cedar trees
derives a considerable Income every
spring by selling the little cedar trees
which come up by the hundreds in his
timber lot , the cedar seeds being car
ried there by the birds and finding un
der the shade of these deciduous trees.
Just exactly the best conditions for
germination nnd development.
The west had to take care of nearly
a foot of water on the level during the
month of May. There was a general
filling up of rivers , lakes , wells , cis
terns , springs , swamps , such an all
round soaking up ns the territory cov
ered has not experienced for years. As
n timely agricultural topic , ditching
and drainage have c/owded that of
conserving soil moisture tc the rear.
A cyclonic storm In early May swept
Into its folds a host of migrating birdd
during the night , nnd they were blown
hither and thither against buildings ,
( wires nnd fences nnd were picked up
by the hundred the next morning
grosbeaks , orioles , vlreos , flycatchers ,
tanagers , wood thrushes nnd scores of
( other varieties. The keen bird instinct
IB not always equal to the perils which
beset our little feathered friends.
If your dog seems out of Korts , take
no chances with him , Shut him up at
oncu or kill him.
Thp war of the weeds la on or should
be. Ten young weeds nre more easily
killed than one old one.
The year 18T > 7 was so wet all through
the wast that It came about tluit corn
was worth $1 per bushel nnd hay only
f 1.00 per ton.
Grass is the greatest crop for years
all through the west and northwest ,
and If all ilcsh is g rass wo ought to
have cheaper meats before many
mouths.
Crown nre becoming a great nuisance
in some parts of the west. A thousand
of them were shot in ono day recently
by a party of 100 sportsmen in an Illi
nois county.
Largely because of the fatal barbed
wire fence three horses have to bo
raised to secure one perfectly Bound
animal to nupply the iarge markets.
There is a great waste along * hls line.
The output of genuine olive oil from
the California orchards is about B.COO
barrels , but before this product reach
es the consumer the amount is largely
Increased by contamination with the
cotton fields of the south.
The sklmmllk from the farm scpara-1
tor is conceded to be worth twice an
much for food for the calves and the
pigs as the milk from the crcamciy
separator. This is a fact which is
bound to grow in Importance. /
The American people can well afford
to Bit down on the glucose , oleomarga
rine nnd cottonseed oil type of prog
ress f , which , like the weeds in n corn
field f , threatens to destroy the unndul-
tcrated and genuine products of the
country. '
The last census shows that there has
been a gain of 22 per cent in population
and only a gain of 4 per cent In milk
cows. With her steer calf no longer
competing with her In the dairy busi
ness , it Is evident that there is n great
prospect ahead for old Bossy.
i
Nearly all counties in all northern
status now have their farmers' mu
tual Insurance companies. These or
ganlzatlotik , almost without exception ,
give reliable insurance at actual cost
and afford the very best feort of insur
ance available for the farmer.
The cauliflower Is a difficult vegeta
ble to grow with us. Of fifty planted
we will only get a few good heads. In
ferior seed and too much hot weather
during the growing season boom to be
the cause. One needs the moist , cool
climate of England to produce this
vegetable at its best.
The one fruit which most seldom dis
appoints the grower is the strawberry.
It will do well on almost any sofi If
furnished enough moisture nnd fertili
zer. If people generally would pay
more attention to the strawberry and
less to some of the other fruits which
so often fail them , it would be well.
Japan would hardly look nt Ameri
can Hour in 18SS , using only 1,200
pounds all told , but last year she took
over 50,000,000 pounds. Brcechclouts
and chopsticks have made way for
pants , plug hats and baking powder
biscuits , and more than any other people
ple are the Japanese today adopting
the American type of civilization. '
The birds seem to have a way of lim
iting the size of the families which
they rear. For Instance , If six . .young
robins were hatched In a nest before
they were full fledged the nest would
be too small to hold them , and the sur
plus , probably the weaker ones , would
be tumbled out and the number limited
to three or at most four birds which
would make a Uy of it.
The fertilizing of land by feeding off
the crop grown where it was produced
is but little practiced In this country
and Its value but little realized. In
other lands , England particularly , the
feeding off of the turnip , clover , vetch ,
trefoil and cinquefoil crops by sheep
is a prime factor in maintaining the
fertility of the fields so fed. The use
of portable fencing makes the work of
doing tills easy , especially so with
sheep and hogs.
A discouraging and disappointing
fact is announced by the scientists. It
is now asserted that the old stockyards
smell , the pregnant odor of summer
common to depot stockyards and feju-
ing yards which has usually been abat
ed by boards of health on the ground
of its being a menace to the public
health , Is in no sense unhcalthful or a
source of danger to the health of the
community Just simply unpleasant ,
that's all. But , then , unpleasant thlnpg
will sometimes irritate men and uiovo
them to action Just as quickly as would
dangerous things.
The best things always seem to have
the most enemies. Hero is the rose ,
for instance , which is beset with slugs ,
aphis , spk'ers , mildew and lots of other
pests , while a burdock will grow u-
cared for and immune from all ene
mies. Hero Is the apple , the nice sorts ,
borer , blight , codling moth and cankerworm -
worm and what not to fret its life out ,
while a wild crab will grow by tlu-
roadside untouched and fruitful. The
beetles will clean out a Ilubbard
Bqunsh vine and let a pumpkin vine
alone , nnd no bug that we ever know
would touch purslane , quack grass cr
cockleburs. There is evidently a soit
of community of interest between the
mean things of this world.
run MJW WAY. ' j
A friend wlshua no to explain why , i
If the methods used and prices charged
by the BO called beef trust are ut\fnlr
nnd extortionate , the retail butchers
do not refuse to buy meat of the com
bine nnd Instead buy ami ( daughter
their own cattle , sheep and hogs and
bo independent. An answer to this
question opona Up the most pregnant
and live Issue in America today ; In
criticising special results la special
lines of biiRlncRS the average man la
Apt to overlook the fact of the radical
nnd unprcVbhtablo change which la
taking place in the foundation prlncl-
pica underlying our entire system of
business and commerce. Uttle by lit-
tie t every manufacturer has come to
realize the f Act that there are winder-
fill economies connected with central
ization I : and combination , nM an the
law which inpvPH all business nlOiiR
lit
those lines offering the least resistance
Is 1 as Irresistible In Its operation no la
the law of gravitation It comes that
the methods of doing business are beIng -
Ing 1 revolutionized. The moat business
1t 1 only oim example , but in Its opera
tion well Illustrates the revolution
which Is taking place. The facts are
that the savings and economics con
nected with the killing and dressing of
the meats of the country at two or
three central points are so great that
the small concern which would be rid
of the evils now so loudly complained
of finds itself handicapped nt every
point. When the fact Is understood
j
that the running expenses and profits
of the big packing houses are provided
for almost wholly from what is realiz
ed ' out of the offal or the animal
slaughtered ! , and as the small concern
Is prevented in n score of ways from I
such utilization of byproducts , it is '
easy to see what nn advantage the
big houses have. Then the further
fact that the animals killed by Btich
concerns are inspected by government
experts and the meat properly cured
before being placed on the block , giv
ing the consumer a better quality of
meat , Is n big argument in favor of the
combine houses. If the present legal
contention shall settle how much of
the profits growing out of the ccono-
omles of the centralized system of
slaughtering nnd dressing the meats I
of the country belong to the retail |
butcher nnd the consumer , It will bo I
rnoie than we look for. The same
question Is seeking solution on the
fuel , transportation , Illumination prob- I '
loins in fact , with nearly nil manufac- j I i
turlng Interests of whatever UJnd or
name. Competition bought and found
a remedy In co-operation , this cooperative
tive effort breeds trusts nnd combines ,
thd trust Is easily tyrannical , and tyr
anny the American people will not en
dure , and there you have it all In n
nutshell. "Quo Viulis ? "
THE "WATKH WITCH. "
Here is an Inquiry as to the practical
use of the "water witch" in the loca
tion of underground water supplies.
We are nw'uie that borne extraordinary
claims arc made for this method of
t
locating water ; but , nevertheless , we
believe the whole business is a harmless - 1
less fake , the outgrowth of a latent
clement of superstition incident to an
ancestry which burned witches , ducked - ! '
ed scolding wives , regulated seedtime
and the weaning of colts , calves and |
babies by the changes of the moon
and which today prevents many from j
beginning a journey or an important
piece of work on Friday and puts a
ban on hotel room No. 13 or that num- ! 1
her nt a dinner party. The "water [
witch , " like the weather prophet , will
of course be right a part of the time ,
and , as with the prophet , the successful -
'
ful predictions rtre alone noted. Mod
ern progress and development In all
'
lines arc distinctively marked by an
entire absence of signs , superstitions , | I
legends and all the mysteries which
swarmed around the ignorance of the ,
pnsi. 11 is cooi , exact , uiieny unro-
mantle and scientific , and the "witch
of the water" will have to go with all
the other witches , fairies and supersti
tions of a past age. As well give a he-
ringed and dirty gypsy wench a quar
ter to tell your fortune.
JUST A COMMON UOY.
Sixteen years ago there was Just nn
ordinary common sort of boy attending
the public bchools of a town in a west
ern state. Ho was only fairly good lu
his studies , undersized and no athlete
and fond of mechanics. Tils parents
were poor , nnd when he graduated he
took up farm work with his father for
two years , in the meantime reading n
good deal along mechanical and en
gineering lines. He then took a thice
years' course at the agricultural col-
legf of the state to fit himself as a meI
chanlcal engineer. While doing this
ho invented and patented a very valuable -
ble invention , and when he left college
he had no trouble in commanding all
the capital he needed to engage In the
manufacture of his invention. Today
nt twenty-eight years of ago ho is nt
the head and manager of a manufac
turing plant employing 100 men and
will soon become a very rich man.
This is no fairy story , but Just a fact
SHORTSIGHTED.
The attempt to drain a tract of 15,000
acres of swamp land in a western state
land which was almost worthless and
which when drained would bring $00
per acre met with the most bitter and
senseless opposition from many of the
landowners through whose farms the
proposed ditch would have to pass.
Fortunately the laws of the state were
so framed that the rights of the owners
of the swamp lands arc fully protected ,
and the ditch will be dug In spite of the
protests.
Efforts to Bring Them Out Not
a Complete Success.
STRIKERS CLAIM HALF AF.E IDLE
Teamsters Sympathize With Mlnora.
Mllltln Will Do Withdrawn From
Pnwtucket When Tranquillity Is Re.
Ktored Cara Operated.
I
Wllkcsbnrro , I > a. , Juno 17. The
elxtli week of the anthracite coal
miners' strike hognn yesterday without
a rlpplo to dlttturb the calmness of the
situation. Rain foil nearly all day ,
which helped 'to kdop the moro than
100,000 Idle men and hoys Indoors.
Several reports Of assault on working
men nnd Coal and Iron policemen
wore received hero from different BOC-
lloiiH of the region , but no ono was
Bcrlounly injured. It was expected
Unit Monday would witness 110 ro-
fumil of a largo number of ( Ire bosses
nud other mine I > OBHOB to go to woilc
but the boBt Information obtainable
shows that the number of men who
quit was not largo. However , Presi
dent Mitchell and other labor lenders
claim that nearly half of the men who
Were at work on Saturday refused to
go Into the collieries Monday.
Casper Clark of Toledo , piosldcnt of
the International Team Drivers' asso
ciation , came In for some attention
by labor leaders. Ho submitted to an
interview In which he said his organl
zatlon would do all it could to help
the striking minors.
MILITIA NOT WITHDRAWN.
Troops Will Remain Until Pawtucket
Is Once Moro Orderly Town.
Pawtucket , H. I. , Juno 17. When ,
In the opinion of ten prominent citi
zens , including Mayor Fitzgerald and
Chief of Police Rico , tranquillity has
been restored In place of mob rulb ,
the mllltla ordered here last Thursday
by Governor Klmhall In connection
with the street car strike will be with
drawn. This cpncluslon was reached
at a meeting between Goveinor Kin *
ball and fifty business men yesterday
With the exception of three canes of
stone-throwing , the day was quiet
Cars were operated on oil local lines
during the day , but were withdrawn
nt night.
Armed Strikers Marching.
Roanoke , Va. , Juno 17. Informa
tlon was received from the coal fields
that the armed marehers have dls
banded and given up their arms. A
number of miners who are returning
from the coal fluids reached hero last
night. They report a very serious
Btate'of affairs around Simmons creek
and Goodwill mines , on the West Vir
ginia Hide. They state that about 500
armed strikers were marching from
that section toward North Fork to
demand that the union men fnow at
work quit. They also say the strikers
have taken charge of the Goodwill
and Simmons creek mines and have
announced their determination not to
allow the miners to resume.
Strikes May Delay Construction Work
I' St. Paul , June 17. The strikes in
Pennsylvania promise seriously to In
terfere with construction work on the
Chicago Great WcsUrn railroad.
President A. B. Stlckney Is authority
for the statement that within ten
days it may bo necessary to call off the
crews'on the big DCS Molnes viaduct ,
owing to the Inability to procure steel
for the big work. The viaduct Is. the
key to the new Omaha and Sioux City
lines nd no Great Western trains
can enter either city until It Is com
pleted.
Injunction Cases Postponed. .
Chicago , Juno 17. There has been
a postponement of the Joint hearing
before Judges Grosscup and Phillips
of the federal injunction cases , in
which several roads were restrained
from granting rebates to favored
shippers or sedretly giving them lower
rates. The hearing , on which do
pemls the vacation of the restraining
orders or their being made perpetual ,
is to bo some time next fall.
Glove Workers Strike.
Chicago , June 17. At a meeting of
glove workers yesterday a wage scale
for the eighteen glove factories In
Chicago was adopted. It was also
agreed todemand free power and im
mediate unlonr/Ing of all the plants.
I i Should the manufacturers decline to
acrcilc a general strike , It is said , will
follow. Six plants are already tied
I
I up , making idle more than 000 em
ployes.
Illinois Democrats Meet
Springfield , 111. , June 17. Whether
or not the Kansas City platform is to
be reaffirmed and who will be the
chairman of the next state central
committee are the only causes of pos
sible .friction la the Democratic con
vention which meets today and It is
not likely tMt either will bring about
much of a fight.
Linemen Win Their Strike.
Chicago , Juno 17 , The strike of
the telephone linemen against the
Chicago Telephone company Is ended
and the 550 men on strike since Oct.
8 of last year will return to work to
day. Their wages will be Increased ,
the union is recognized nnd no work
will bo done on holidays.
Sioux City Shopmen Strike.
Sioux City , Juno 17. Sixty machin
ists , bollormakcrs and helpers in the
Chicago , Milwaukee and St. Paul rail
road shops In this city walked out yes
terday because the company would not
grant their demands for an increasi
of wages of 20 cents per day.
.
KIDNAPED CHILD RESTORED.
Woman In Dlnck Who Kidnaped the
Doy Is , However , Still n Mystery.
Now Yoilc , Juno 17. Abe Lowen-
Btoln , Jr. , four years old , who wnn
Hdnnpcd from hla homo in Nownrk ,
on May 27 , by u "woman In black , "
has been restored to his paron'H.
Moro than K.OOO purfloiifl , who
thronged the directs lead Inn to"lho
police station , Bhouted themselves
hoarse. Than the father , clasping the
child In his nrmn , handed n grcut pro
cession , which marched to the howon <
Btoln homo.
Abe disappeared whllo viewing a
circus parade in company with his
brother. The latter said R youiif ?
wonmn dressed In black had taken
Abe In her anna anil held him nhovo
the crowd to neo the pnradorfl. A
few momontH later the woman and
child disappeared. No trace of the hey
was found until n few days ago , wl\on \
a lad answering his description wiin
found In the Htreota of Paterson nnd
Bent to the almshotiBo. Ills Identifica
tion ensued.
OPEN IDAHO RESERVATION.
Miners and Homeseekero Gather at
Pocntcllo to Make Run for Land. I
1'ocatdllo , Ida. , Juno 17. The Fort
Hnll roHorvntloii will he opened to' '
Bottlcment at noon today. There nro
Borne 2,000 miners and homeseekorn
In Pocntello lendy to make the run
nnd piotmbly ns many moro nro nt
various points along the outer bound
aries of the reservation. The Indian
police have put several hundred
"soonors" oft the reservation , nnd
Borne dozen who persistcd In return
ing were taken to the agency at Ilosa
Pork and locked up.
The race to the land office nt Blackfoot -
foot , from twenty-five to forty mlloa
from the land , will bo exciting. A
special trnln will run from McCnm-
mon , but n number of the prospective
Bottlers purpose to make the race on
horseback and expect to beat the
train from McCainmon to Dlnckfoot ,
a distance of forty-five miles.
Fire Panic at St. Louis.
St. Louis , Juno 17. Terrified by
smoke and heat from the burning St. |
Louis riding academy and boarding
utablo , at Locust street and Cliannlng
avenue , .100 gills and 100 men em
ployed In the Friedman I3ros. ' shoo
lactory , Just west of the stable , In
panic * Bought egroHB by lire escape
and elevator. Tluough the fall of tlio
elevator and In crowding rtown the
fire escape acvcinl persons were
slightly Injmcd. The fire completely
gutted the stable and binned five val
uable horses , caiislng a loss of
$50,000.
Storm In Georgia.
Columbus , Oa. , Juno 17. A terrific
wind , rain and electric Btorm
did considerable damage at Illchland.
J. M. Hurley , a prominent peach mer
chant , was Instantly killed by light
ning while standing tin denn shed. Ills
wife was severely shocked. Five store
buildings were unroofpd and the
stocks badly damaged. The new
school dormitory , the negro academy ,
the Methodist church , the new Chris
tian church and several residences
were blown to the ground. The peach
crop suffered greatly.
Wife Beater Killed.
Maryvllle , Mo. , Juno 17. Ggorgo
ArbuMmot , employed on John S. 13111-
by's cattle ranch In Atchlson county.
Was shot and killed 'by Daniel Watson ,
foreman of the middle ranch. Arbuth-
not had been beating his wife and
ranch hands who Interfered were
driven away at the point of a revolver.
Watson , on returning to the ranch ,
took the woman's part , and on Ar-
buthnot drawing n revolver , Watson
emptied two barrels of a shotgun Into
him.
Train Plunges Into Ditch.
Barre , Vt. , Juno 17. In addition to
property damage caused by a cloud
burst over this section late last night ,
five railroad men lost their lives by a
freight train on the Central Vermont
railroad running Into a washout at
Middlesex. The Wlnooskl liver rose
to spring freshet heights and so.veral
bildges wore washed away. The dead
include the conductor , engineer and
fireman and two biakemcn.
Mother Kills Six Children.
Hazelhurst , Miss. , Juno 17. News
. has been received here of one of the
| most terrible tragedlea ever enacted
In this section of Mississippi , as a re
sult of which the six children of Louis
Westrop , a farmer living near Brandy-
wine , were killed whllo their mother ,
who Is charged with having killed
them in a fit of temporary Insanity ,
lies seriously wounded from a bullet
fired by herself.
For the Release of Spaldlng.
Chicago , June 17. Argument In
support of the petition for the issu
ance of a habeas corpus writ for the
release of Charles Warren Spaldlng ,
president of the defunct Olobo Sav
ings bank and defaulting treasurer of
the University of Illinois , frdm the
penitentiary , was begun before Judge
Dunne yesterday. Attorney W. G. An
derson spoke for an hour urging that
the writ be granted.
A. O. U. W. 'Elects Officers.
Portland , Ore. , Juno 17. The Grand
Recorders' association of the Ancient
Order of United Workmen elected thOj
following oflicers for the ensuing year :
President , 0. T. Spencer , California ;
vice president , Francis Buelloson , ,
Minnesota ; Bccretay-troasurer , II. W.
Meyers , Missouri.
Populist Named for Congress.
fc Fort Scott. Kan , . June 17 , In joint
convention the Democrats and Popu
lists of the Second district last night
nominated Noah L. Bowman ( Pop. )
for congress. , ,
House to Dispose of Philippine
Bill on Jtmy 26.
LONDON DOCK CHARGE DILL
Opposition Collapses and Senate
Pasece the Measure Cullom and
Klttredge Urge Panama Route for
isthmian Canal. '
Washington , Juno 17. The housa
yesterday transacted some mlscellano-
OIIB business under guapenslon of the
rules. It Included the adoption of res
olutions appropriating $25,000 for tlio
preparation of plana for n memorial
In this city to Abraham LlncolU , ? 50-
000 toward the erection of a monument
ment to the prison ohlp martyrs who
died oft Brooklyn na n result of th
cruelties to which they wore uubjecteit
by the British during tlio revolu
tionary war , and $10,000 for the erec
tion . of a monument at Frederlckn
burg , Vn. , to the memory of General
Hugh ! Mercer , who waa killed during
the revolutionary war. The resolu
tion adopted yesterday was to carry
out an authorisation made for tlilo
purpose In 1777 by the continental
congress.
A resolution providing for a final vota
on the Philippine civil government-bill
on June 2i ( was adopted.
Two bills were passed to amend the
general pension laws , one to provide
for the restoration to the pension rolls
of the widows of soldiers who subse
quently married nnd were again wld-
dweil , and to Increase the pension of
those who have lost a limb or wore
totally disabled In the military or
naval norvlco. The latter bill also
carried an Important provision to In
crease the pension of a s-jldlor tinder
the dependent act of 1800 from $12 to
J30 per month when such pensioner
requires frequent 'attendance. '
CULLOM URGES PANAMA ROUTE.
Klttredgo Attacks Nicaragua Plan as
Lacking In Dcflnltcncss.
Washington , Juno 17. Alter a dis
cussion extending over purls of sov-
eial days , the senate yesterday passed
whut Is popularly known as the Ixiii-
don dock chargeu bill. Tlio opposition
to the measiue practically collapsed
and It way passed without division.
Consldotatlou then was continued of
the iBlhmlan canal project , Cullom
( III. ) and Klttiedgo ( S. 13. ) delivering
speeches In advocacy of the Panama
route.1 The former based his argu
ment piiiicipally on the icport of tlio
Isthmian commission recommending
that route , asserting that he was sat
isfied that a good title to the property
could be obtained. KKtrcd'go ' not only
etrongly favored the Panama route ,
which In Ills judgment was much the
better , but also attacked the Nica
ragua plan as lacking lu dcflnltencss.
He pointed out that Costa Rica was
constitutionally unable to grant the
necessary concessions to the United
States and Bald If the Nicaragua route
were selected It probably would be a
long time before worn could be begin ,
even If it ever could be.
Just before adjournment a spirited
discussion was precipitated over a mo
tion by Proctor ( Vt. ) to agree to a
conference with the house on the
army appropriation bill. Several
wtoks ago the senate was affected by
a message from the house refusing to
submit to conference certain sonata
amendments to the bill. The opposi
tion to Proctor's motion was BO vigor
ous that finally ho was forced to with
draw It for the present.
BEET SUGAR MEN ARE FIRM.
Nineteen Republican Senators Oppose
Cuban Reciprocity.
-Washington , Juno 17. The beet
sugar men who oppose Cuban reci
procity show no disposition to weaken.
They held a conference last night and
again pledged themselves to stand sol
idly against the senate bill. They
say as a result of that conference that
there are no fewer than nineteen Re
publican senators who will announce
In the caucus , If one Is held , that they
will vote against the bill for a reduc
tion of the tariff. t There are some
who nre willing to vj > te for the house
bill with the Morris amendment In
cluded , but others sny they will do so
if pressed to that ixtremlty. They
continue to strongly oppose the re
bate proposition as a compromise , and
they claim their compact Is firmer
than ever before.
Meets Death In Sioux River.
Sioux City , June 17. W. W. Hawley -
ley , a widower aged forty-three , waa
drowned late last night while boating
In the Sioux river within the city lim
its with his two sons aged sixteen and
fifteen. The boat capsized and tha
boys were rescued.
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