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From Mines and Oil Fields
Prospects Indicate Home Will Be
Big Producer—Ground Only
Scratched as Yet
ÜBARCHUGtHT, juna ll—One of
the mo»t pronounced successes tiio dis
trict lias ever known is beinp scored
at tlio Holne lease on the Chief of
the Hills mine. For the tonnage ban.
died the results have been < reelleni
and Indications nn< that from now on
the production Will be materially in
creased. The ground Itself his i»<n
little more than wretched the deep
mm workings will not average more
than eighty feet- and when more fully
developed there la every reason to ex
pect that ■ mine, of th« first magnitude
The lease la owned by Mesera. Home,
Weekt, i::iy and Nlhilf, the ground by
the Quartette Mlnlnpr company. It la
locatrd on Fourth of July mountain
about live time* due eaal ot town. Ten
men In all are now employed.
For tho month of May the leasera
milled 113 tons at the Cyrus Noble, for
which they received; from the Selby
smelter of Sim Francisco tlio sum of
$47i5.4i: Seventy-five tona were milled
during April, from which J2700 was
cleaned up. To date a total of 302 tons
have been run. the whole averaging uv
very cloae to $40 a ton. it is estimated
thai the tailings, which have been
carefully saved, will run $10 to tho ton.
All this ore has eoinn from above the
so-called inwer tunnel, having an av
erage depth of around eighty feet, hut
a hoist has now been installed and
sinking has been undertaken. The pay
ore for the most part continues small,
but there have been times when the
face would show fully six feet with but
little wnste. There Is three months'
milling In siKht at the present time.
The Cyrus Xoble mill Is unable to
handle more than from three to five
tons during the one shift worked.
WII-I. SI'ENO 11100,000
One hundred thousand dollars is the
sum which President W. W. Hurt says
is to be expended on the properties of
the New York-Searchlight. Of this
large amount $40,000 will be uspd for
equipment and $60,000 for development
While in S.in Francisco last weok. In
company with Com. J. M. Foote, the
Union Iron works of that city was com
missioned to prepare plans and specl
flcatlona for a SO-etamp mm. and while
in Lot Angeles an order was placed for
n double-opposed engine of LTiO horse.
The Quartette Mining company has
been dropping thirty-five stamps atoad
lly since Juno 1. During May thirty
stamps wen employed and a large
tonnage was handled. The Into work
in the Drake shaft has developed more
■water, so that the company by exer
cising care has sufficient for the forty
stamps and tlio full quota of stamps
would he at work except for a lack
of power, ono engine having a defec
tive cylinder which is inclined to over
heat when heavily loaded.
OIL AND GAS INDICATIONS
EXCITE SMITH MOUNTAIN
DINUBA, June 12.—While very little
is being said, work is going steadily
cm the development well that Is being I
put down on land near th.> California
vineyard northeast of Dinuba, near
Bmith mountain, for the prospecting |
of oil. The rig Is steadily going ahead
and good progress is being made. Op
tions have been taken on a number
of tracts near here by Los Angeles
persons and It Is fully expected that
oil will be discovered in paying quan
So certain are those interested in |
this development work that they point
to the Indication of oil found In tho
neighborhood where gas is escaping
from the ground In sucli quantities
that it makes the water bubble where
It comes up. and It Is even stated that
tin- gas Is sufficiently strong to (lash j
when a match is applied.
That this community is likely to
have an oil boom In the not distant
future seems certain. Another oil rig j
Is at work on the east side of Smith
mountain just two miles north of the
town of Orosi and satisfactory work
has been attained here. This rig was
working out south of Orosi for a time,
and all at once the well was stopped
and the rig taken north, as stated. It
1b understood the south well was sunk
about 800 feet, but no Information can
be obtained as to tho probable results.
NEVADA OIL PROSPECT
NOW LOOKS FAVORABLE
GOLDFIELD, June 12.— J. T. Min
chen, manager of the Nevada-Bay
State Oil company, has returned front
a visit to tho well. Uc says that
tbinga l<>ok nioro favorable than ever
before for re covering the tools and
small tube that have been stuck at
tho bottom of the well for several
weeks. On Tuesday tho drillers were
able to pull the pipe up eleven feet
with a friction clutch, but this slipped
off and tho pipo and tools dropped
They seem to be pretty loose, how
over, and after the long spear has
been worked another day or two,
reaming the hole, a double hitch will
bo taken on the pipe and another ef
fort made to haul them up. The suc^
tlon of the sand and water is very
heavy, and tho engine, was showing
about a 50-ton pull when tho friction
clutch slipped Tuesday. Balltnga from
the well continue to show a strong
prognatlon of oil.
BELL NO. 1 IMPROVES
; SANTA MARIA, June 12.—8e1l No.
1 of tho Union OH company, In the
southern end of the Cat canyon terri
tory, begins to look promising after
several serious setbacks. . This well has
to bo filled up with cement to a depth
of 2900 feet, after having rJeen drilled
over 3300 feet, but at the mark where
the cement now begins a heavy strat
um of oil sand was passed through.
The company expects to have the
hole ready for the pump next week.
Bell No. 3 Is 4000 feet deep. Lying
on the extreme south boundary of Cat
canyon, it is considered to have proven
the heretofore doubtful territory, and
much credit is given the management
of the company by local oil men for
pushing this. well . down to its great
depth. ____^^-_ \_ .
HAS CASING TROUBLE
COALINGA. June 12.-The De Luxe
Oil company, aectlon 6-21-15, well No.
2 has had Borne trouble with the 10
--inch casing. The hole is again In good
shape and *he 8%-lnch rasing la put in.
The hole ia ; 86M.*Wt;a«w.^ft*j*B
CODD LEASE ON ST. IVES
WILL RESUME OPERATIONS
Management Secures Twenty
five Thousand Dollars to
Pay for Work
QOliDTtBliD, June 12.—Work will
soon be resumed en the ('odd lease
on the Bt. Ives, and the shaft will
be sunk to a depth of IKK) Of 3TiOO
feet to develop the ore bodies that i
arC lieltevcd lo lie at that llO! izoll in |
this territory. The shaft is now about
r>no feel dee].. Mr. Codd has been
in Qoldfleld several daya and reports
thai he has secured a fund of $25,000
with Which to start operations.
A contract Ims been lot for Installa
tion of a '.2 h. p, electric hoist, with
1780 feet of cable, and an air coni
r will also be put on for run
ning power drills. other necessary
equipment "ill also bo added for the
This Is now protected to be the deen
e^t leasing shrtft yet undertaken 111
Goldfleld, where the Orissly near
leaser now holds the world's record In
that lino with a 1200-foot shaft, and
the. Goldfleld Annex (ease StafldS sec-
Ond, with about POO feet and still
going down, headed for 1000. Opera
tions of this character show in ■ most
convincing way the great confidence
mining men have in the future of
finldfteld and the deop-seated origin
of its riches.
Nowhere else In the history of min
ing have leasing companies under
taken such prodigious work, but tho
rewards that may be expected have
been so conclusively demonstrated by
the deep workings of the Consolidated
that a thousand or 1500-foot shaft is
now considered fully justified under
a favorable term of le
Mr. Codd has recently secured a
three-year extension on his lease,
which will afford ample time for pro
ducing ore after the shaft reaches It 3
MAYFLOWER AT NATIONAL
STRIKES $162 GOLD ORE
HUMROL.DT, Juno 12.—A strike of
Bold oro has been made In the lease
on the Mayflower at National being
worked by li. M. Edmunds and asso
The ore encountered by the leasers
assays $162 in gold and nine ounces In
silver to the ton. The find was made
in a drift which followed a stringer I
to the main ledge. Development work
has been In progress on this lease all
winter, a Imig tunnel having been run
Into the hill, and It now looks as if
the owners would be greatly reward
ed for their persistent efforts.
In following the stringer rich ore
has be<>n disclosed at Intervals and
it now look* as If the permanent ledge
fayftd been found.
The Mayflower Is owned by "W. T.
r-ritchfleld and James Glerson and is
located just northwest of the property
of tho National Mining company of
Nevada on Charleston Hill and Is sit
uated in tho heart of the proven rich
ground of tho camp.
NEEDLES SMELTER SOON
TO BECOME PRODUCTIVE
According to Interests in close touch
with the United States Smelting-, Re
fining and .Mining company, tho |1,
--000,000 investment of the company at
Nopdle.s, Arizona, will soon become
productive, [<<r the management of that
company lias shown remarkable ag
gressiveness In rebuilding ami con
struction at Needles. The rebuilt and
enlarged smelter will be blown in In a
The equipment consists of a 250-ton
concentrator and 200-ton smelter, whlcn
will bo enlarged as the demand in
creases. A zinc concentrating plant,
under tho Huff patents, controlled by
the American Zinc, Lead and Smelting
oompany, has been erected, similar to
thoso in operation in Blngham and
The Needles properties of the U.utcd
Estates smelting company should soon
begin to show some substantial protltc,
f>r contract! have already been pUceil
for the treatment of a considorablo
tonnage of custom ores.
C. O. D. SHIPS ORE
PHOENIX, Ariz., June 12.—As this is
written there is in transit to the El
Paso smelter a car of ore from the C.
O. I)., in which a recent strike was
made that set the Mineral Park dis
trict about Kingman wild and caused
staid old turquois miners to go Into
the gold raising business. This is tho
first car shipped in many years from
this old mine. It amounts to 70,000
pounds and carries 400 ounces of silver
to' tlie ten, besides a showing of gold,
probably enough to pay transportation
charges, and I B lead.
The shaft is being pushed down into
the en'tli at a great rate, while a drift
300 feet long is fairly vomiting out this
grade of ore. And in tho meantime the
ether lajnes in this section are doing
their best to emulate the C. O. D.'s ex
ample. Surely a better named mine is
not in America than this one, unless It
be the Independence at Cripple Creek.
WILL DRILL TOGETHER
COA.LINQA, June 12.—A deal is on
whereby the Cosmo and tho Mount
"Vernon companies on section 31-25-19,
Devils Den, will combine and drill to
oil In the former's hole. Competent
machinery will be installed at once,
the derrick will be strengthened ami
drilling will be resumed at an early
The Cosmo well is down 1200 feet,'
with the 10-Inch casing, tho greatest
depth, It seems, which can be reached
with the gasolino engine heretofore in
PLANS ADDITIONAL WORK
COALINOA, June 12.—The Nevada
Petroleum is preparing for much addi
tional work on its property in this Held.
Two combination rigs are to bo In
stalled on section 20-20-15. the idea be
ing to use the rotary to go to the water
sand, the work to be completed with
the cable tools.
A consignment of boilers was re
ceived last week for the new plant to
be Installed on section 30.
COMPLETES THIRD WELL
TAFT June 12.— Superintendent Pol
iard of the Honolulu Consolidated has
finished well No. 3 of the Hawaiian, a
ouarter of a mfle east of No. 2. on sec
tion 31-31-23. The well flowed inter
mittently Wednesday. • making at the
rate of 1000 barrels. The well was Bn
ished with a rotary and wlllbe per
forated with a strainer. I
I.OS ANGELES lli:i;VI,l): MONDAY MOKNINC, Jl NT. 13, t<>lo.
GIBSON COPPER MINE
NEAR GLOBE IS SOLD
Cactus Development Company
Buys Prominent Producer,
Paying Over $500,000
<;iohe, Ariz.. June I*.—The prop
erty of the Oibaon Copper com]
the most prominent of the smal
ler mining companies of this district,
and from which H, 500,000 worth ot cop
per h.is been taken in thi
has been pr ici Ically sold t»
illßt i int. rested In the Cai tui i" ■
veffipment compan) ,
While it is denied by representatives
of tin! Qlbson Copper company that
tlio sale lias actually been made, It is
admitted that the deal la all but dosed
and that tho formalities of making the
ier are cxrected to be mafia with
in the next few days.
While the purchase price to bo paid
for the property could not bo definite
ly teamed, It is reported on good au
thority that a figure of over $."00,000
has been practically agreed upon.
Details for tlio rale of the property
arranged during the recent visit"
of President W. a. Baton and General
Manager C. W. Pritchett of the
ty The property was thoroughly in
spected at that time and numerous
samples taken by Engineer Pritchett.
Hoth Mr. Katon and Mr. Pritchett are
expected to return to this city within
a short time, when It is understood
that the deal will be formally closed.
"The property of the Oibson Cop
per company has not been sold, re
ports to the contrary notwithstand
ing,' 'said Secretary F. F. Towle of
that corporation. "At the same time
tho deal Is under way for the sale
of the property to capitalists behind
the Cactus Development company,
which looks very promising. No
money has been paid on the property
as yet and a number of details are
yet to be arranged. More than that,
I am not at liberty to state."
It is understood that tho deal now
pending contemplates the complete
sale of the Gibson company on a cash
basis, tlie new owners to have entire
chargo of the property. It is under
stood that it is tho plan of tho capi
talists who arc now dealing for the
property to form a new company and
begin extensive improvement work on
tho property within a short time.
The property of the Gibson Cop
per company consists of eighteen
claims, located in the (summit district,
about eighteen miles north of this
city. It is chiefly owned by S. Ij.
Gibson, "Tip" Henderson and F. F.
The property has been worked for tho
past six years, with a marked degree
of success. The fact that the assay
or's report, covering this period show
that tho average amount of copper
in the ore bodies to exceed 20 per cent
will substantiate the report that more
than a million and a half dollars worth
of the red metal has been taken from
the mine during its operation.
The proposed sale of this property
Is attracting much attention in this
district and the completion of tho
transfer will fee awaited with Interest
in mining circles generally.
SUPPLIES FOR MINE
TUCSON, June 11.—Aguirre's freight
train left yesterday with supplies for
the Gold Bullion mine's commissary
department at the company's mines
In tho Baboqulvaris.
Tho rapid growth of Gold Bullion
is such that a school district and an
election precinct will be called for
during the present year.
The place is developing rapidly, due
to the progress In the mines there.
Tucson people are promoting the de
OF 35 GRAVITY OIL
FILLMORE, June 12.—A production
of 134 barrels a day of 3F> gravity oil
has been obtained from the new well
drilled by tho Cosmopolitan company
in the Little Sespe. This oil sells for
$1.25 a barrel. The oil sand was en
tered at 976 feet and the well was lln
ished at 1017.
SAYS CENTENARIANS ARE
Many Persons Not So Old as They
Think, Says Statistician
WASHINGTON, June 12.—Methuse
lah's oath as to his age would not ho
accepted by present officials of tho
Unlt«<J States census bureau. After
investigating some recently reported
oasea of longevity. Dr. Cressy L. Wil
bur, chief statistician of tho dl
of vital statistics, reports that "It is
undoubtedly true that the »k>- Of Ma
yriirs Is occasionally attaineil, but tlnit
it Is perhaps doubtful whether the
of 110 has ever been reached or
It is not at all iurprlilng, the report
points out, that many unfounded
claims to extreme age arise, for "It Is
well known that many of the Itate
ments of exact age, even in the middle
period of life and In youth, are not
strictly correct. In old age, with im
paired memory," it continues, ",wlth
possible unintentional confusion of
what has been heard and what has
been actuallly experienced by the indi
vidual, after the death of cotempora
riei whose testimony might contradict
claims to excessive longevity and with
the well known tendency of many aged
persons to exaggerate, in the utmost
good faith, the number of years they
'have lived, these claims are not sur
Careful investigation in regard to
the ago of Noah Kaby, known as the
oldest man In the country," and who
was said to have lived 131 years and 11
months, the census bureau officials
came to tho conclusion that Raby was
probably 92 years and 11 month old
When he die* or thirty-nine years less
than was claimed.
Raby's record was looked up In as
great detail as possible, a report in
the New York Medical Record of
March 5. 1904, that "he entered the
United States navy as soon as the
United States had a navy, and after
serving for a number of years was
honorably discharge,) in 1809," being
shaken by a report from the navy de
partment, which says that a "Noali
Raby was on the rolls of the Constitu
tion in 1839, so it is possible that the
report of his discharge from the navy
In 1809 Is pure legend,"
MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME
"You walk in your iIMpT"
"Bur*. T don't gel enouch exercise
when I'm awake."
MOVES LEG TENDON
TO CURE LAME BOY
Famous German Specialist Per
forms Wonderful Operation
on Crippled Youth
PHILADELPHIA, June 12.—Touched
by the m*glo hand of a great physician,
B crippled boy, an inmato Of the
vvmi 1 ie for Crippled Children,
was yesterday made wtiole again. Par
alysis of one or his lags had rendered
It virtually useless, and the little fel
low.-only 11 years old, faced a future
marred by his deformity.
"i 1 torday he came under the obser
vation of Dr. Fritz Lange, famous
Qermaa specialist and exponent of
"bloodless surgery," who is here study
ing American methods and demon
strating his own. It was for this
double purpose that the eminent doctor
visited the home.
An examination convinced tho sur
that the normal use of the
(rippled limb could ho restored. The.
lad was placed upon an operating table.
A rare and delicate operation was re
sorted to. A tendon was removed from
the i>i'k of the affected thigh
planted to the front. This, it Is
declared, will restore, the lost motion
to the limb, and in a month the boy
will, It Is expected, be able to play and
romp ju«l liku any healthy lad uf bis
Because of Its attendant dangers the
operation known as "tendon transplant
ing" is seldom resorted to in this coun
try, and Dr. Lange's work yesterday
was watched with absorbing Interest by
those who were fortunate enough to
While Dr. Lange 13 best-known for
his "bloodless surgery," which consists
of the straightening of deformed bones
without the use of the knife, the oper
ation which meant so much to the
patient was one where muacles had to
be cut; and so It was performed In the
usual operating room of the institution,
the boy being under the Influence of
The lad la B bright, cheerful boy and
normal, except for his affliction, which
had been diagnosed as paralysis of the
thigh. While he was able to bend his
leg upward, he could not flex or kick
outward. The frontal thigh muscles re
fused to act, and were responsible for
the trouble. The operation necessary
to restore the action to the child's limb
meant that the useless muscles must be
replaced. In doing this great care and
skill are needed, and it is very rarely
done by American physicians. This is
because tho material used in sewing
the transplanted muscle into place may
cause blood poisoning or other serious
But Dr. Lange uses specially pre
pared silk for sewing the new tendon
into place, and eliminates any danger
of the material stretching or causing
an internal disturbance. In his lecture
to the senior and junior classes of the
medical department of the University
of Pennsylvania Dr. Lange explained
his process, which he is introducing
into this country.
The silk that he uses is soaked for
two days, first in a solution of sub
limate, the strength of which is 1 to
1000, and then in liquid paraffin. This
gives the silken cord a coat which pre
vents any blood poisoning or abscesses
when it la used in an operation.
At the Widener home Dr. Lange
amazed the local physicians by his
great skill and dexterity. He com
pleted tho rather complicated operation
within half an hour.
WIRES FROG'S HNID LEGS
TO DEVELOP FRONT OWES
Jersey Man Plans to Double the
Market Value of Hoppers
NEW YORK. June 12.—I^vi Brans
kill of Centreville, N. J., who achieved
more than lodal fame a few years ago
by developing a breed of chickens with
one leg longer than the other so that
when they get into the neighbors' gar
dons they scratched about in a circle,
doing little or no damage, and who
conceived the not altogether successful
.scheme of crossing lightning bugs with
his beos so that the latter'would work
at night, has evolved another profitable
project. It is the production of a frog
which shall have forelegs as long and
muscular as its rear extremities.
Brunskill has devoted considerable
time to catching and marketing frogs
for Newark in the past year. In fact,
ever since his scheme for constructing
concrete poglegs for crippled inmates
of the county almshouse who were
prone to whittlo the wooden ones was
rejected by the board of freeholders,
he has been developing the frog legs
business until ho can see vast riches
ahead. It has been a source of disap
pointment, however, that the frogs ho
sold to tho ready market had only two
legs really acceptable to customers.
Early this spring Brunskill began ex-
I<i>rinienting on frogs that frequented a
shallow pond at the foot of pacer's
hill near Ccntrevillo. Ho captured fifty
young frogs and tied their hind logs
with fine riano wire guaranteed not
t.i rust. His theory was that the frogs,
finding their rear legs useless, would
to us.' the forelegs and develop
Hip latter into marketable proportions.
Tin- scheme has appeared to work
very welt For a time, however, per
sons living near the dam thought the
was haunted, as the hobbled
frogs had a habit of getting out on
tho stones that cover the bank and
strumming the piano wire in an effort
to loose their fetters. When twenty
or thirty frogs got going at tho same
time there was strange music. Some
neighbors, when they found out tho
cause of the strange noises, threat
ened to have him arrested for cruelty
to animals, but he pointed out that
frogs did not come under that cate
Everything is going along smoothly
now toward ultimate success for
Brunskill. He reckons that about three
generations treated with his patent
leg binders will develop a new race of
frogs that will be a source of great
revenue to him and a delight to every
COLD CONGRESS TO CONVNE
VIENNA, June 12.— Austria-Hungary
is promoting an International Congress
dv Froid, to be held in Vienna in Oc
tober next. This is a congress of rep
resentatives of those engaged in tho
refrigerating industries. The refriger
ating industries enable food produc
tions to bo sent from distant countries,
and as regards meat and butter the
foreign competition of the future wilt
consist mainly of frozen and chilled
WILLING TO ADJUST
Applicant— l hear you want a lady
La°dy (who has Interviewed fifty or
slxty)-No; I've given up the Wea.
Applicant—To tell you the truth. I
don't want tote a lady any more.
Mother don't think there's much in it.
RAILROAD CO.S PROTEST
WIDER CHICAGO RIVER
Pennsylvania Will Abandon Plans
for New Depot if Idea
Is Carried Out
CHICAGO, June 12.—Plans (Or the
oonstructlon 'if a magnificent now
building on tlio present sito of the
Union itatlon, which is expected I
one of the finest railway depots In the
world, will I)., abandoned if the channel
or tii" south branch <>r the Chli
river li widened to •mo feet between
■in and Van Buren streets.
This statement was made yesterday
by Attorney Frank J. Loesch, special
counsel for the MetrepoUtan El«
Railway company and counsel for the
Pennsylvania Railroad company, who
srppeared as one of tho attorneys In
the hearing before MaJ. Thomas H.
Roes, chief of the corps of federal en
gineers In Chicago, on the question of
ordering either tho removal or the
lengthening of the bridge of the Metro
politan company a short distance south
of Jackson boulevard.
According to Attorney Loesch, thn
advocatet of ■ MX) foot ' hannoi are ad
vocating a course that would make
tho present location wholly unavail
able as a new depot site.
"They rtp simply trvine to drive us ,
away." declares Mr. Loesch aftor the
adjournment of the hearing. "If tho
channel i^- made 200 feet wide It will
destroy the property as a new depot
site. It will necessitate the removal j
of the abutments of the bridge inland
to a distance of between fifty and sev- j
enty feet. Surh a* undertaking at I
the Metropolitan bridge would surely
mean a similar lengthening at the
jnckson boulevard, Adams street and
other bridges along that branch of the
river. Besides destroying the property
as a site for a new station, it also
would necessitate, the removal of one
main track. ■
"We have had experience In this
matter of widening the channel of the
river heretofore. The sanitary district
of Chicago secured « strip of thirty
five feet between Madison and Van
Buren streets some time ago, and at
present we have barely enough room
to build the proposed station. The
Pennsylvania Railroad company, of
course, Is only Indirectly Interested in
the proceeding pending before Major
•What would be the result if it Is
decided that the channel should be
widened to 200 feet?" he was asked.
"It would mean a big fight," replied
Mr. Loeseh. "Every inch of ground
would be vigorously contested."
"Are you opposed to a channel 140
"I regard that width as entirely rea
sonable. It would furnish ample pro
vision for all navigation along the
river. In addition. It would not in
terfere with the preeent Union depot
site as a location for the new station.
A 200-foot channel would bo entirely
unreasonable and a fcurden on the
Mr. Loosch did not present any argu
ments before Major Reea, hut will he
heard at longth, It is expected, when
the hearing is resumed in June.
Views from varied interest* were
listened to, however, one of the chief
contentions put forth being that Chi
cago's commerce had not advanceo. one
step in the last fifteen years becau-e
of Its Inadequate river capacity. This
assertion was contained In affidavits
made by navigators and vessel cap
tains read before Major Rees.
C. F. Wiehe, chairman of the rivers
and harbors committee of the Illinois
Manufacturers' association, pointed out
a statement In one of the affidavits
to th i effect that 1,000,000 tons of iron
ore was shipped to South Chicago an
nually and then taken by rail to Joliet
and other steel manufacturing centers
because the ore could not be handled
on the Chicago river. Among the
points emphasized by Wiehe were the
Vessels having a length of 350 feet
require the opening of the Metropoli
tan, Jackson boulevard and Van Bur«n
street bridges simultaneously to enable
them to pass.
The current is so strong beneath and
between those bridges that navigation
Some of the larger boats on the
groat hikes ctfnnot traverse the Chi
cago river because of Its narrowness.
Two boats, each thirty feet wide,
cannot pass each other in tho river.
The drainage canal, which cost $60,
--000,000, cannot be of any great com
mercial value until the Chicago river
CRIME INCREASES FAST
IN THE TRANSVAAL COLONY
Statistics Show Deplorable Con
ditions Have Risen Since War
JOHANNESBURG, Juno 12.—Crime
in the Transval Is steadily increasing.
From figures just published by tho
director of prisons it appears that the
expenditure on criminals in that colony
last year was $1.625 more than th
entire cost of education. On June 30
last approximately one out of ever
245 of the population was in jail. Ii
five years the cost of administratioi
has risen from $684,930 to $1,142,675. Ii
addition. $1,496,045 has been spent on
prison buildings since the war, and
new prison buildings in connection
with the introduction of the single-cell
system at a cost of $705,500 will be
erected this year. Police administra
tion in 1908-9 cost $2,829,8*5. .-.
Tho director remarks that the crim-
Inal is one of tho costliest luxuries the
state possesses. Statistics show "a I
constant undesirable progression, which
would reflect a flowing tide of erimin
a^°ty." The mag7trate of Johannes
burg draws attention to the great in
crease of juvenile crime in this district,
fenses are of a comparatively uni.n
nesburg is a training school for them
55A5a —- -
ON THE HOG BRIEFLY
WINSTED, Conn.. Juno 12.—Mrs.
Anna Woodln was movin a load_oi
household goods, a calf, a pig and
farming tools to Chaplnvll c today.
While going through Falls Village the
young porker in the seat effected its
escape, unknown to the driver, and
started back toward South Canaan n
The pig was chased to Battle Hill,
where it was cornered by men and dogs
and was finally captured while in the
act of running between the legs of
a person who didn't happen to be bow
CLEARING OUSE BANKS
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ational Bank of California h. b. m, kice. cuiu«.
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r-rr —: r-r: — : s. f. ".ombro, prmident.
entral National Bank mmes'b. oist, ca.ni«r.
Capital. J300.000. ..,.»„
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Broadway Bank & Trust Company WAHItrN UILIjELEN, Pcasldaat.
roadway Bank & Trust Company X w hedman, cashi.r.
Mft-ltn nroadway. Bradbury bulldlr.g. ,lv- & Undivided Profits. Z*.**.
I -Ti — — — ■ . D „, ISAIAS V/. HKLL.MAN. President.
nited States National Bank F . -U. smith, ca»hi«r.
U S. E. corner M.1..1 and Comrn'rclaL Surplus and Profits. 173.000.
IC" ~T~. — : m T " R. J. WATERS. President,
flitizens National Bank wm. rr. wood 3, cashier.
U ■ W. corner Vhlrd ani Main. Burplui. t.moOO.
TTTT '■ TT; i w A. BONYNOB. President.
ommercial National Bank nkwman essick. cashier.
m B. Brrln.. comer Fonrtll. Burplu. an 1 Undivided ProtU^s4S.oo«.
' 2~ ; : TIT 7 I \V HELI.MAN, President,
armers & Merchants National Bank charles sevler, cashtar.
Capitol. $1,500,000. m M.
Tomer Fourth and Main. Burplu. an.l Profit., ti.m.m.
F-; ! TTT ; ~ J. M. EULIOTT, President.
irst National Bank v. t. b. hammond. cashier.
Capital atock. JUSO.OOO.
S X rorn-r Second anil g rr |. Burpiui nn.l Prcflts, Sl.(i".oM.
'■ —■ '■ J ~' , w. H. HOI.MDAY. "resident
erchants National Bank chas. greene. cashier.
jfl *. E. comer Third and Sprtn,. B*rplM 2°vS2i*U* Proflf $«B».0W.
LQSJNGEJLES^SAV!NGS _. ' ....':
SECURITY J —...
Largest and Oldest in the Southwest
Faya the lilglie.t rat of Inter*., and on tb. moat Über.l term. eomUten. wlt»
Mund, conscrvatlr* banking-. _
Largest and best equipped Safe Deposit and Storage Vault in the
I Security Building Spring and Fifth Streets J
mmm^ m TML BANK WITH - THE *-^^^'
j^^ EFFICIENT SEJFtVIGE^
M JTPRING ANB FOURTH STSi m
LOS ANGELES TRUST COMPANIES
ii T" ~cT I JT.,,,4fA Paid Up Capital $250,000
Merchants Bank and I rust to. surplus over. $200,000
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BIG PRICES ARE PAID
FOR RARE OLD VIOLINS
Virtuosos Often Pay from Ten to
Twenty Thousand Dollars
BERLIN, Juno 12.—Stradtvarius
fashioned his best instruments between
the years 1700 and 1720, while the choic
est were made between 1709 and 1715.
Viotti's violin is from 1701 and is val
ued at $16,000.
Tho violin owned by the virtuoso H.
W. Ernst, but now the property of
Wilina Neurda ' Halle, cost Charles
Halle $10,000. Frans Ries had one from
1710 which cost $16,700.
One in the possession of Sarasate is
dated 1713 and is owned by the Span
ish crown, which has loaned it to
Sarasate for life. This is the one ho
usually plays upon. The other he owns
himself and is from the year 1724 and
is a gift from Queen Isabella of Spain.
The value is not less than $22,000.
Joseph Joachim has three. The most
famous is the one called "Pestergeige,
Which the master uses most frequently.
It is from 1714 and cost $20,000. An
other one from the same year was
given to Joachim by friends in F.n
gland, who paid $15,000. The third is
played by Carl Halir. It is from the
seventeenth century, and has a small
but brilliant tone. Joachim has loaned
it to Halir for an indefinite time.
E Knlesel's violin was formerly
owned by Professor Grun of Vienna,
and is also from 1714. The famous Ru
dolph Kreutzer's, now belonging to J.
Winkler in Vienna, is from 1714 and is
worth upward of $14,000. The Strad
owned by the French virtuoso Alard is
from 1715 and is offered for sale by his
family in Glasgow. The violin owned
by Vieuxtemps was sold from Ham
ma's in Stuttgart for $10,000. John
I^auterbach's from 1719 was sold to
Vuillaume, the famous violin maker
of Paris, for $9000. Those owned by
Hugo lleermann of Frankfort-on-the-
Main and August Wilhem are both
dated 1720, and are worth from $W)00
The last instrument known to have
been made by the great master is tho
famous one known as "Scnwanenge
.sang," dated 1737. It belonged to Saint
ppnnoch and was sold to the Hotel
Drouot for $15,000. This instrument
has an autograph by Stradtvarius op
which appears •'dannl 93"—that is,
the instrument was made when the
master was 93 years old.
'TRASHY TRINKET' WORTH
$15,000 TOSSED ASIDE
,_,., Jt nn „ . uimhulm a
PARIS. June 1-. A in " s u ocr atic
member of a romlnent a"s"^, a. tl;r
family, who has poppingfur ■
few days at a hotel in mi, Kue ac iv
Faix, discovered «J*t her pearl neck
lace, worth $15,000, had disappeared
from he r.room me^enKer bny
mother whlle cxpresslnb
little *»™«*- c no , onger in her
Eg t r tt,£v.,. o«";:. £
daughter-in-law, who resides In the
RMadame Paul, jr., displayed an equal
Madame Paul, Jr., displayed an equa
contempt for a "string of glass beads.
She told tho police that she had given
the necklace to her little girl to wear
but as it was much too wide she had
removed about half of the beads.
All the missing pearls were found ii
a box among buttons ana hooks and
cs The marquise was so Relighted at
tho recovery of her treasure that she
decided not to prosecute the Paul
family. :■■■">> A X .
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JNO. A. PIRTLE <
TURNS TO LEAVES FOR
INSPIRATIONS IN DRESS
BOSTON, Juno 12.—The millennium
for woman and her all important prob
lem of correct dressing has arrived,
and Parisian dressmakers are, doomed
to slow starvation if the fair sex fol
lows the rules laid down by Henry
Turner Bailey, for sixteen years head
of art instruction department of the
board of education. Mr. Bailey says:
"Women need not go to Paris for
their prowns. They may find the moat
exquisite styles by sltnolv studying
the weeeds that grow in our back yards
or the leaves of trees and ferns.
"Any leaf of the forest is more
stylish than almost any woman you
arc likely to meet on the street, be
cause each leaf is conslatent in its out
line, and scarcely ever does a woman
or her dressmaker design a costume
that is really consistent. If an entire
dress were as consistently harmonious
In its relative lines as a leaf, that
dross would be well worth wearing.
"It will not take any woman of taste
very long to decide which sort of leaf
represents the style that becomes her
figure. If she is stout or is inclined to
stoutness, she will select as her inspi
ration and model those leaves or flow
ers that have the sharper angles and
thinner curves. Take a leaf with every
one cf its curves a reversed curve, and
the woman to whom that sort of gen
eral design applies will have at once an
"For the woman of less pronounced
stoutness there may be found an inspi
ration in the bud of the lilac, which
has gentle reversed curves all through
it Then, again, we find that St. Joints
wort has a series of little elllipses all
through its foliage. The delicate curves
of the wild bean are extremely sugges
tive and it seems to me that the aver
ago type of American beauty could Mini
in it an inspiration for a dress, just as
the typo In.-lined to Btoutness would
find Inspiration in the common rosacea.
or member of the rose family."
Mr Bailey suggests that women col
lect leaves and study their 'ormatlon
and colorings, which ara In no two
oaiei alike. From such a study they
can get a perception of what consti
tutes unity, the first essential of beauty
In form of dres.s, and, furthermore, tn«
scale of oolor derived from Uio leaves
i i pi ii.i as a basis for designing cos