A program for the movements of the Atlantic fleet after the review by the Secretary of the Navy in San Francisco on May 8, has been made public. The fleet will leave San Francisco May 18, and on arriving at Puget Sound, may 21, four ships will visit Port Angeles, eight Bellingham Bay, and three Port Townsend. One ship will go to Bremerton to be docked. On May 23 all the ships, except the one in dock at Bremerton, will proceed to an anchorage near Seattle. On May 26 twelve ships will leave their anchorage and will go to Tacoma. Thence, without anchoring, eight ships will sail for San Francisco, leaving four ships at anchor at Tacoma for a visit of three days, when these vessels will go to Bremerton for docking. It is expected that the eight vessels will arrive at San Francisco on May 29, where they will be docked in succession. The ships docked at Bremerton will sail for San Francisco as soon as possible, the last one not to arrive until July 3. Preparations will then be made for the fleet to sail from San Francisco for Honolulu on Tuesday, July 7.

The Farmers' Union in Kansas refuses to give information to assessors as to the area planted with corn, wheat, and other crops. The president of the Union says: "We don't want to give information about our business to the gamblers in Wall Street. We have urged Congress to take some action to check this gambling, but they don't seem to do anything, so we are doing what we can to keep them from getting information to use in their speculations. We propose to have some of our own members get this information about what our members are planting, and after we have obtained it we have no objection to supplying the information to the State Board of Agriculture for its report."

Representative Hitchcock of Nebraska has introduced in the House a resolution calling on the Department of Commerce and Labor for any information it is able to present as to the prices at which the packing interests have bought various kinds of stock in the markets of the country for the past two years; these prices to be arranged month by month. Also for information, similarly arranged, as to the course of prices of meats, month by month, during the same period.

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April 18, 1908

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