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VOLUME LXXVII.-NO. 162.
NEWS OF THE COAST
Iron Mountain Miners
Are Not Out on
Strike.
A GRAIN FIRE AT TRACY.
Faulty Steering-Gear Causes
the Return of the
Monterey.
A PROHIBITION NEWSPAPER.
The San Joaquln River Is Falling and
the Levees Are no Longer
In Danger.
REDDING. C.v,., May 20.— The rumors
of a strike among the miners at Iron
Mountain, twelve miles from this city, are
without foundation, but they have been
the means of raising wages materially,
and hereafter men who have been paid
$1 and $1 GO a d:iv will be paid $2 50 and $3.
The survey for the railroad from Iron
Mountain to a point eight miles north of
Redding, on Spring Creek, has been com
pleted, and it is said on good authority
that Spring Creek will be the site for the'
new smelting plant. The capacity of the
smelter will be 1000 tons per day.
An immense body of rich ore has just
been encountered in the mine, and to-day
ten millions of dollars would not buy it.
It is without doubt the largest copper
mine in the world. There is a great deal
of mining activity in Shasta County just
now, and many properties are daily chang
ing hands.
CALIFORXIJk CftOPS.
Cool Weather Has Benefited Growing
Grain and Fruit.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 20.—Direc
tor Barwick of the California Weekly
"Weather and Crop Service summarizes as
follows:
The average temperature for the week
ending Monday. May 20, was: Eureka 52,
Fresno 70, Independence 70, Los Angeles
64, Sacramento 63, San Francisco 54, San
Luie Obispo 56 and San Diego 60.
As com pared with the normal tempera
ture there was a heat deficiency at all
points except Fresno and Red Bluff, those
places being two degrees warmer than the
normal. The deficiency at other, points
was: Two degrees at Eureka, Sacramento
and San Diego and four degrees at San
Francisco.
The total precipitation was a trace at
Eureka, Independence and San Diego,
while at Los Angeles .10 of an inch was
measured. T hum wax no precipitation at
Fresno, Red Bluff, Sacramento, San Fran
cisco or San Luis Obispo. As compared
■with the normal precipitation there was a
deficiency at Eureka of .66 of an inch,
Fresno .07, Red Bluff .23, San Francisco
and Sacramento .14, and San Diego .07 of
an inch, Los Angeles being the only place
having an excess.
The pleasant and cool weather of the
past week has been very beneficial to all
crops, while the lack of rain and the excess
of sunshine will result in there being a hav
crop of the very best quality, bright, clean
and sweet. ,
Riverside reports an abundant apricot
crop, although that crop, as a whole for
the .^tate, wiil be much less than the usual
yield. Hops are progressing very favor
ably, as are grapes, both wine and raisin.
THE RIVER IS FALLING.
Levees No Longer in Danger From the
Waters of the San Joaquin.
STOCKTON, Cal., May 20.— Reports
from the overflowed districts on the west
eide of the San Joaquin River, twenty
miles from Stockton, are that the water is
falling, the cool weather having had that
efFect. Parties from the islands say the
levees are in no danger now, as the water
is not within six feet of their tops. The
Union Island levees are said to be safe and
can stand five or six feet of water. The
Btrong wind of Sunday made some wash,
but the bulkheads in exposed places are
intact. The lands overflowed are covered
every year by the rush of snow water.
THE MOXTEREY RETURNING.
Defective Steering-Gear Compels the Cap
tain to Jut Had; to Mare Island.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., May 20.— Advices
from Panama received here to-day are to
the effect that the United States coast de
fense ship Monterey, which cleared from
this port ostensibly for Callao, Peru, has
put back to Mare Island for repairs to her
steering-gear, which has developed serious
imperfections on her voyage down the
coast. That the defect must be of consid
erable importance is believed from the fact
that the officers of the ship have found it
necessary to return after being, out several
weeks.
The Receivers to Be Discharged.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 20.— United
States Circuit Judge Ross to-day approved
the accounts of the receivers of the Bear
Valley Irrigation Company.
The receivers were ordered to pay the
lineholders the sums due them according
to the report of the master in chancery
and were directed thereafter to execute a
conveyance to the purchaser of the prop
erty, Arthur Young, after which they will
be discharged.
Marysville I'igeon-Shooting Contest.
MARYSVILLE, Cal,, May 20.— One of
the features of the Northern California
Picnic at Marysville next Thursday will
be the pigeon-shooting contest, entries for
which have been made from all parts of
the State. Pigeons are now on hand in
sufficient numbers to insure Bhooting for
two and possibly three days.
A Prescott Store Burglarized.
PRESCOTT, Amz, May 20.-D. J. Sulli-
Vfln v & £?"'* StOre was burglarized last
night. The amount of goods taken is not
known. Six valises containing silk goods,
hats, boots, shoes and gloves valued at $300
or $400 were recovered. Three men were
arrested on suspicion.
A Successful Balloon Ascension.
WALNUT CREEK, Cal., May 20.—
George Weston, the San Francisco aero
naut, made a successful balloon ascension
The San Francisco Call.
and parachute jump here to-day, before a
crowd of about 2000 people from all over
Contra Costa County. As the balloon left
the ground he hung by bis toes and per
formed many feats on the trapeze. The
parachute was cut loose at about 3000 feet.
San Jose Estates in Probate.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 21.— Henry E.
Brandenburg has petitioned for letters o
administration on the estate of Sarah T. B.
Hartwick, who died in Santa Clara on
March 21, 1895. The estate consists of a
house and lot valued at $1200. The heirs
are Susan EL B. Ennis and Sarah J. Bran
denburg, daughters of the deceased.
Anna S. Fisher has applied for letters of
administration on the estate of her mother,
Kate Fisher, who died in this city April
21, 1895. The estate consists of $630 on de
posit in a local bank. The heirs are Gus
tavus Fisher, the husband, John A. Fisher,
a son, and the petitioner.
A Grain Fire at Tracy.
TRACY, Cal., May 20.— A fire started in
the grain of J. McCabe, six miles from
here, and passed over to the fields of E.
Wueksmuth, burning some forty acres in
all, the latter not severely. It was a mir
acle that it did not burn more as a high
wind prevailed.
Fatal Fight Over a Card Game.
PHCENIX, Ariz., May 20.— An alterca
tion between Bob Gilliland and Phil Fogle
arose last night at Tempe, and resulted in
injuries to Gilliland which will probably
prove fatal. The trouble was due to a card
game. Both men are of respectable fam
ilies.
Boise Elects Its Delegates.
BOISE, Idaho, May 20.— The Republi
can State League met to-day and elected
delegates to the Cleveland convention.
Among the delegates are Senators Shoup
and Dubois and Congressman Wilson and
ex-Congressman Sweet.
Death Ends the Feud.
PRESCOTT, Ariz., May 20.— Charles
Ward, a mining man, shot at Jerome by
Jakey Brown yesterday, died this morn
ing. Brown's injuries are not as bad as at
first reported and he will recover.
A. Prohibition l'aper for Fresno.
FRESNO, Cal., May 20.— The first num
ber of a weekly prohibition newspaper is to
appear in Fresno in a short time.
SANTA BARBARA ITEMS
Two Probably Fatal Shootings
on the Border of Ven
tura County.
Franchises for the New Electric
Roads Went Cheap— Other
Items of Interest.
SANTA BARBARA. Cal., May 20.—
News curaes to-day of two shooting affrays
which occurred just across the line in
Ventura County during the past two days.
Saturday night last Philomeno Ochoa and
Trinidad Torres, wood-choppeTs working
in basitas Pass, between whom bad blood
had existed for some time, quarreled, and
Ochoa shot Torres through the right lung
with a 44-caliber Winchester rifle. Torres
wrested the gun from Ochoa, and the latter
took to hib heels. Torres fell to the
ground, and was later picked up by some
passengers who carried him to Ventura.
At 11 o'clock Ochoa came to town and
gave himself up. Torres is in a critical
condition, and the chances are against re
covery.
S. H. Hoys and Benjamin Freelor, ranch
hands employed on Daly's ranch, Rincon
Mesa, on the border line between Santa
Barbara and Ventura counties, had a quar
rel over the hauling of a barrel of water
last Sunday night.
Hoyt shot Freelor through the abdomen
with a 44-caliber rifle. Hoyt was pursued
by a Carpenteria constable, but upon de
termining the exact territory where the
shooting took place, the latter permitted
Hoyt to sive himself up to the Ventura
Sheriff. There are two witnesses to the
shooting. The quarrel was the outgrowth
of an old feud, the men having had a savage
fight last fall. Hoyt will probably die.
FRANCHISES WENT CHEA.f.
Santa Barbara. Will JVbtc Have a Fully
Equipped Electric Road.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 20.— The
Santa Barbara County Supervisors are in
session here to-day. They received bids
for a franchise covering that portion of the
surveyed line of the new electric road out
side of the city extending from Santa Bar
bara to Goleta in one direction and to Car
penteria in the other. Also for the extension
of the present streetcar line to Cottage
Hospital and the Mission. No bids were
presented except from the two respective
companies interested, and in consequence
the franchises went cheap.
The electric road secured its fifty years'
right of way over twenty miles of county
highway for $140, and the existing line
took its privilege of extension for $132 50.
The franchise of the latter reads: "For
mule, horse power, compressed air or elec
tricity." and it is hoped that this implies
an improvement upon present long-eared
locomotive power.
Might Bare Been Naturalized Long Ago.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 20.—
Walter James Lord, father of Francis
Lord, whose recent appointment as an
Annapolis naval cadet has created so
much discussion, this afternoon offered his
final proof of naturalization and took out
his citizen's pai>ers. As his declaration of
intention was made on May 11, 1891, and
he had resided here for more than three
years prior to that date, if he had so de
sired he might have become an American
citizen two years ago.
Killed by a Gas Explosion.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 20.—Ed
ward Birch was so severely burned by the
explosion of a pocket of gas in the La
Patera asphaltum mine that he died yes
terday after great suffering. He leaves a
family consisting of a widow and three
children, residents of Goleta.
Charlie Ellis, injured at the same time,
is in a critical state, and the chances are
against his recovery.
Has faith in Hanta Barbara.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 20.—
Joel A. Fithian, who recently purchased
the Guitterez block, corner of State and
Ortega streets, in center of business por
tion of the town, has added to this pur
chase the adjoining property, giving him
in all a frontage of 145 feet and a depth of
110 feet. Upon this fine lot Mr. Fithian
will soon begin the erection of a fine, sub
stantial business block.
SAX FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 21, 1895.
JUST LIKE REGULARS
Improvement in the
National Guard of
the State.
BARRETT IS AMBITIOUS.
Importance of the Task to Be
Undertaken by the New
Adjutant-General.
PLENTY OF GOOD MATERIAL.
Governor Budd Will Lend Every As
sistance to Perfect the New
System.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 20.— "1t will
be my highest ambition, and one to which
I shall devote every energy and every re
source at my command, to make the Na
tional Guard of California second to no
State in the Union in point of efficiency,
i
MAJOR BARRETT, THE ENERGETIC ADJUTANT-GENERAL.
discipline and thoroughness of equip
ment," said Adjutant-General Bar
rett when questioned as to the
future of the National Guard
undfr the system of reorganization shortly
to be perfected. "There is no reason in the
world why within a brief period it should
not successfully compete in point of or
ganization and efficiency with any branch
of the United States army. We have plenty
of excellent material in the ranks and
scores of ambitious and competent officers
to command.
"We also have in Governor Budd an en
thusiastic commander-in-chief, who pos
sesses every attribute of a soldier, ardently
desiring to lend every assistance in his
power to perfect; the new system, and he
without doubt will secure the hearty co
operation of officers and men. Personally
I have always been an enthusiast in mat
ters pertaining to the National Guard, and
feel a natural pride in attempting to make
the soldiery of California rank foremost to
that of any other State.
"When the Governor announced the orig
inal system of redistricting the State into
three brigades it was at that time the in
tention to have the San Joaquin Valley
district, included in the First Brigade, with
headquarters situated at Fresno. This
plan was not at all satisfactory to the peo
ple in the southern portion of the State
and a number of us met in consultation
with the Governor on the matter and ex
pressed our views on the question. These
seemed to meet with his approbation and
changes were made that are eminently sat
isfactory to all concerned.
"There can be no possible doubt but
that Los Angeles and San Francisco are
the proper places for the headquarters of
First and Second brigades. They are not
only central locations, but have a para
mount value in possessing water commu
nication with important neighboring
points, so that in case of hostile invasion,
cutting of telegraphic communication and
destruction of railroads troops may always
be transported to threatened points by
water. This in itself is a sufficient at
tribute, considered from a military stand
point, to insure the location of head
quarters at these cities.
"The First Brigade has an immense
stretch of sea coast, reaching as it does
from Santa Cruz to San Diego, to protect,
and it is eminently requisite that water
connections be possessed with all points
from brigade headquarters. The same ar
gument may be advanced in favor of San
Francisco as the proper position for bri
gade headquarters. Under the existing
law there can be but sixty-nine companies
comprising the National Guard of Califor
nia, sixty of these to be infantry and
artillery, five companies of naval reserves
and four troops of cavalry. Of the latter
San Francisco already possesses one, and
another will probably be placed at Sacra
mento. The other two troops, if it be
deemed advisable to form them, will prob
ably be located in the south.
"Of the naval reserves San Francisco
and San Diego possess two companies
each, so that should the formation of the
fifth reserve be considered necessary it will
probably be located at some other point.
Of course you fully understand that at the
present time matters are in a state of em
bryo and notning absolutely definite has
been decided upon.
"My appointment to the position I now
occupy was a matter of extreme surprise
to me, and aa I have only been an occu
pant of the office a few days I am not pre
pared to officially state what method will
be pursued in weeding out and placing the
National Guard on an improved basis. My
first work will be to ascertain the amount
of company property in the various armor
ies throughout the State. Major-General
Dimond has already issued orders
detailing a number of officers from
the retired list to make a rigid
examination into and list all company
property. As fast as possible the guard will
be rearmed with the most approved style
of weapons and thoroughly outfitted to
take the field at a moment's notice, and
without having to depend upon hotels and
restaurants for provender, as was the case
during the late strike.
"I have always been in favor of the State
owning its own armories and believe it
would be a great saving to the common
wealth could such an object be attained.
The only method by which this could be
accomplished would be by issuing bonds
to a sufficient amount, and this could only
be done by constitutional amendment, and
I have no doubt but that the matter will
be called to the attention of the next Leg
islature.
"If it should be deemed advisable to
form sixty-nine companies, the full amount
allowed under the existing law, it will re
quire $1200 per annum to meet the allow
ance made to each company, and as the
majority of this sum is expended in rent it
would certainly appear extremely bene
ficial and a great saving to the State to
possess its own buildings for occupancy by
the National Guard.
"It is my intention to devote all the time
I can possibly spare from the duties of my
office to visiting the various bodies of the
guard throughout the State, as I believe
tnat personal contact with oilicers and
men will be eminently beneficial to all
concerned in securing that standpoint of
efficiency so ardently to be desired."
DOINGS IN SANTA ROSA
Exciting Medal Contest Among
Students of the Methodist
College.
George W. Morshead of the Sonoma
Grand Hotel Dies of Con
sumption.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., May 20.— The
annual contests of the Pacific Methodist
College came off at Ridgeway Hall to
night. Four medals, all gold, were con
tested for. They were:
Declamation medal, given by E. W.
Davis— Contestants: Todd Clark, Henry
Atkinson, Wilbert Fay.
Recitation medal, given by Dr. J. W.
Jesse — Contestants: Lulu Booher, Rosa
Miller, Georgie Swank, Jeannette Grojean,
Minnie Colton.
Oration medal, given by Colonel J. A.
Hardin— Contestants: "VV. Vaughan, P. M.
Howard.
Scholarship medal, given by ex-Mayor
Brooke, all the pupils in the school con
testing.
The hall is crowded, and the exercises
are of a very high character. The gradu
ation exercises are to be held in the same
place Wednesday evening, at which time
the announcement will be made of the
winners of the medals.
Bonoma County Editors.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., May 20.— The So
noma County Editorial Association is in
session to-day at the parlors of the Grand
Hotel. Nearly every editor in the county
was present. Active steps were taken
toward co-operation with the Half-million
Club. Efforts are to be made to induce
immigration to Sonoma County. The as
sociation is working in harmony, irrespec
tive of poiit ics.
Death of a Well- Km own San Franciscan.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., May 20.— George
W. Morshead, aged 34 years, died to-day
of consumption. Philip Morshead, his
father, is the proprietor of the Grand Ho
tel in,this city ; and also of Tattersall's sta
bles on Geary street, San Francisco.
Battery and ltobbery.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 20.— Amelio
Garcia and Garcio Lorenzo, were arrested
this afternoon on a charge of robbery. A.
Lial is the complainant, and he charges
the accused with beating and robbing him
Saturday night. Lial is confined to his
bed by injuries received in the struggle.
The men secured but a small amount.
Water Works Honda Sold.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 20.— The Santa
Clara Town Trustees to-night sold the
$60,000 water works bonds to Hecht Bros.
& Co. of San Francisco for $61,875 and ac
crued interest, a total premium of $3291.
Governor Budd Will Vote.
STOCKTON, Cal., May 20.— Governor
Budd came over from Sacramento to-night
to vote at the city election to-moirow.
MONTEREY IS HAPPY
Entertaining Members
of the Knights of
Pythias.
THE TOWN IS OVESRUX.
A Mushroom City of Tents Has
Sprung Up by the Shores
of the Bay.
RATHBONE SISTERS ATTEND.
They Will Exemplify Their Year's
Work Before the Grand Lodge
To-Morrow.
MONTEREY, Cal., May 20.— Amid the
strains of martial music and the clamor of
hotel runners, about 600 Sir Knights ar
rived in Monterey to-night to attend the
twenty-seventh annual session of the
Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias.
These are only a forerunner, for several
"hundred more delegates will arrive to-mor
row and Wednesday.
This occasion, including the encamp
ment of the uniform rank, promises to be
a big affair for Monterey. It is not often
that the city of adobes is honored by so
many prominent visitors, and the in
habitants have entered into the work of
entertaining them with heart and soul.
Alvarado, the main street, is a dazzling
sight. From the Masonic Hall to the old
Custom-house it is one mass of ever
greens, flying emblems and bunting of
bright colors. BagDy's Opera-house,
which is to be used as headquarters of the
grand lodge, is artistically decorated with
flags and bunting, while the interior walls
and ceiling are covered with wreaths and
flowers of every description.
Out in new Monterey, and down near the
quiet blue waters of the bay, a mushroom
city of tents has sprung up. This is called
Camp Richie, and is to be used for the ac
commodation of the uniform rank. Al
ready this miniature city has become
densely populated with men wearine brass
buttons and flashy uniforms. It is located
on one of the prettiest spots in this section.
From the commander's tent one can
see for miles around. To the south is the
beautiful Hotel del Monte, looming up
above the tops of the tall pine and cypress
trees. To the west of the camp is Fort
Halleck, the former headquarters oS Gen
eral Fremont. This old building stands
well preserved, a landmark that has seen
many an encampment with more hostile
intentions than those of Camp Richie.
Between the fort and Del Monte, cover
ing a wide expanse of territory, is the
adobe city of Monterey. Civilization has
somewhat remodernized it, but yet many
characteristic old I buildings still stand.
Among the ones visited by the Knights
were the old Custom-house where the first
United States flag was raised in California
by Commodore Sloat; Colton Hall, where
I the State constitution was signed ; Fort
Halleck, General Fremont's headquarters;
San Carlos and the Carmel missions, and
many others of National and historical
renown.
Among the officers of the Grand Lodge
thus far present are:
Grand Chancellor Carl E. Lindsay of
Santa Cruz, Grand Vice-Chancellor George
Samuels of Oakland, Grand Prelate Mc-
Glashan and Past Grand Chancellor Frank
McGowan of Humboldt.
Those of the uniform rank are: Briga
dier-General Frank A. Maguire, who is
commander of Camp Richie; Colonel J. C.
Lohmyer, commander First Regiment: C.
F. McGlashan, commander Second Regi
ment, and Colonel Wood, commander
Third Regiment.
There will be about 400 or 500 represent
atives of the Uniform Rank, while the
attendance to the Grand Lodge will be
about twice that number.
The reception of the Grand Lodge was
held at Bagby's Opera-house to-night.
The evening opened with a short concert
by the Fifth Regiment band of the Na
tional Guard.
Mayor of Monterey T. J. Fitzgerald, be
ing absent, W. A. Kearney made the open
ing address. He bid the Knights a hearty
welcome. To this Grand Chancellor Lind
say responded. He praised the grand
preparations and commented on the beau
tiful surroundings and decorations.
After this address several musical pieces
were rendered and the hall was cleared for
the first meeting of the twenty-seventh an
nual session of the Grand Lodge K. of P.
The evening was spent in conferring the
Grand Lodge degree upon the 300 past
chancellors and reading of credentials.
At 10 p. m. the meeting adjourned until 9
Tuesday morning.
The Rath bone sisters were out to-night
in full force, but have not as yet held any
session of their Grand Lodge. To-morrow
at 2 p. m. they will convene at Masonic
Hall to hold the first meeting of their fifth
annual session. On Thursday they will
exemplify their work of the past year be
fore the Grand Lodge, K. of P.
The officers of the Rathbone Sisters who
have thus far arrived are : Grand mistress,
Mrs. M. A. Weldon, Grass Valley; grand
senior, Mrs. Kate Lewis; grand junior,
Mrs. Lydia A. Monroe, Riverside; grand
manager, Mrs. M. A. Fitzpatrick, Sacra
mento; grand mistress, Mrs. Ada
Maguire; grand protector, Miss C. A. Far
nura, Oakland ; grand guard outside,
temple, Miss Mattie La France, Fres
no; supreme representative, Mrs.
Georgie Gutherie, Sacramento; past grand
mistress, Mrs. M. Madden, Oakland; Mrs.
Stebbins, secretary, of Riverside. The
Grand Lodge will elect their officers next
Friday. Out of twenty temples of Rath
bone sisters there will be about 100 rep
resentatives.
One of the features of the encampment
will be the parade next Thursday.
The general programme is as follows:
Tuesday, May 21 : Forenoon— Military ex
ercises in the Uniform Rank camp. After
noon—Grand concert by K. of P. band
from 2:30 to 4 p. m. Evening— Social in
Mariposa Hall, F. F. orchestra in attend
ance.
Wednesday, May 22— Forenoon, military
exercises, competition drill, etc., and con
cert. Afternoon— The Pythian band will
perform in front of each hotel, playing two
or three pieces at each place. Evening —
Reception by the Rathbone sisters in Mar
iposa Hail.
Thursday, May 23.— Forenoon : Grand
parade at 10 o'clock. All sir knights in
procession as follows: First in line, U. R.
K. of P. led by Pythian band.
Second in line, Grand Lodge K. of P.
Third in line, subordinate lodges K.
of P.
Fourth in line, other organizations led
by members G. A. R. and Pioneers.
Fifth in line, Monterey and Pacific Grove
Fire Departments.
Evening: Camp fire in IT. R. camp; con
cert by band.
Friday, May 24 — Forenoon: Military ex
ercises and concert in camp.
Afternoon: The Pythian Band will per
form in front of each hotel, playing two or
three pieces at each place.
Evening: Grand ball for Grand Lodge.
An Insane Preacher.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 21.— Rev. S.
Ranks, an itinerant preacher of the gospel,
was brought to the County Jail this after
noon to await an examination of insanity.
Rev. Ranks arrived from Chico a few days
ago, and since coming here he has been
going from house to house holding im
promptu revival services. This afternoon
he visited numerous residences on the
Alameda, and after terrorizing the people
in that vicinity was arrested by Deputy
Sheriff Tennant. When questioned as to
his home he said he resided on Third street
in heaven. He will be examined to
morrow.
PERILOUS TRIP IN A BOAT
Gustave Schultz and Two Com
panions Sho.ot the Colorado
River Rapids.
The Adventurers Fight a Desperate
Battle for Life on the Treach
erous Waters.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., May 20.— A remarka
ble trip was made recently by Gustave
Schultz, the well-known marine and land
scape artist, with two young companions,
L. Foster and John William Keenan.
They left here March 28, and have spent
the intervening time in a five weeks' trip
down the Colorado River, Schultz in quest
of striking landscapes and the young fel
lows in search of adventure. Ah got more
than they bargained for, as the river was
ten feet higher than usual on account of
melting snows.
They went above Needles, made a boat,
stocked it with provisions, and started
boldly down the river. None had much
experience in shooting the rapids, but they
are now veterans in the business. They
made their way quite well the first day,
but trouble began early, and danger was
their companion all the way to Yuma.
One of the first dangerous experiences
was in White Canyon, where a sudden
turn in the river revealed the gloomy can
yon wall* anci tiie water running like a
millrace. A solitary rock was in the mid
dle of the boiling waters, and the men saw
a monstrous eddy on either side. They did
their best to keep in the middle, but the
unwieldy craft failed to answer the helm
and began to circulate so swiftly that the
occupants were rendered dizzy and nothing
could be done.
Following the current, the boat swept
around the rock and up on the other side,
when the men were astonished to see the
struggling waters forcing them upward
against the current to the place of starting.
Then down again they plunged, only to re
peat the operation, when the boat struck
the edge of the rock, swerved its nose
aside and, like a flash, was shot out of the
influence of the eddy and into the still
water. All was done in a few moments,
but the men fell back exhausted and
floated down stream.
The next exciting experience was in Red
Canyon, where the mad waters had cut an
immense cave in the solid rock wall, in
which a whirlpool gathered trees, snags
and the boat with its three occupants.
There a similar fight was made, with sim
ilar result. After reaching smooth water
the boat was run to the bank and Keenan
jumped ashore to make fast. The treach
erous bank, though bearing big trees and
apparently solid, gave way, and the young
fellow fell into the deep water, almost
drowning before Schultz and Foster
reached him.
Schultz said the river was treacherous
above any other quality. There is an im
mense quantity of soluble matter in the
water, and the constantly changing chan
nel made the work of irrigation uncertain,
and Schultz predicts that the mouth of the
great canal now under construction to irri
gate the Colorado Desert will be choked
with mud and that the project can never
be made a success.
During the trip the voyaeers found a
petrified forest, witnessed the cremation of
an Indian at a friendly rancheria, had nu
merous hair-breadth escapes, passed the
famous deserted city of La Paz, formerly
containing 15,000 inhabitants, and Schultz
secured twenty sketches for paintings of
what he says is the most picturesque wild
country he ever saw.
FATE Of THE FJKI.O.
All Hope for the Norwegian Ship Has
Been Given Up.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., May 20.— Shipping
men to-day gave up all hopes of ever see
ing the Norwegian ship Fjeld, bound from
Grimsby for San Diego with coal, ana now
120 days from Cape Horn.
The German bark Triton, from Honolulu,
reported seeing a burning ship March 30 in
lat. 10 south, long. 113 west, and it was
thought that the only ships bound to this
coast which could be in that latitude were
the Falls of Dee, bound for San Francisco,
and the Fjeld. To-day it was learned that
the Falls of Dee had been spoken on the
11th inst. in lat. 35 north and 139 west,
showing her to be safe and proving beyond
doubt that the Fjeld was the derelict seen
by the Triton.
It is believed here that the crew of the
Fjeld had plenty of time to leave the burn
ing ship and that they are directing their
course to the Marquesas or Pitcairn
Island^ 1500 miles to westward. There is
no telling, however, how far the Fjeld had
drifted before being sighted, as when seen
her masts had fallen and nothing but the
hull remained.
The British ship Dowan Hill arrived out
side to-night from Cardiff, but it is not be
lieved she brings news, as she passed that
latitude two months later. Letters from
relatives of Captain Nielsen and the crew
oi the Fjeld are pouring in here.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SANTA CRUZ FIESTA
A Most Brilliant Display
of Fireworks to Be
Made.
SOME OF THE FEATURES.
Clouds, Stars and Wheels of
Fire Will Come From the
Descending Rockets.
THE FINANCES AEE HEALTHY.
All State Officials, Beatrice Harra
den and Ina Coolbrlth Will
Be Guests.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 20.— Our
neighboring city, Watsonville, has fallen
into line and in response to a letter sent
by Mrs. Lucy McCann in regard to the
grand Venetian Water Carnival a number
of the prominent ladies of that thriving
city gathered at the Mansion House. Mrs.
8. J. Kidder was elected chairman of the
meeting and the following officers were
elected: Mrs. A. P. Roache, president;
Mrs. N. D. Kidder, secretary.
The following ladies were elected to
serve as vice-presidents, each to serve as
chairman of a committee to be appointed
by themselves: Mrs. J. T. Porter, Mrs. G.
A. Morehead, Mrs. E. White, Mrs. L. Al
bright and Mrs. William Palmtag. They
will meet next Wednesday at the Mansion
House to make further arrangements.
The Soquel ladies are also very much in
terested and we have every reason to ex
pect that every hamlet in the county will
be represented in the grand pageant.
A programme of fireworks, which had
been nominally agreed upon but did not
prove altogether acceptable, resulted in
bids being called for. The California Fire
works Company was awarded the contract.
Over and above what the programme calls
for 1500 pounds of illuminating powder is
being manufactured to be used during
Thursday evening's entertainment.
The programme of the pyrotechnic en
tertainment to be furnished on Wednesday
and Friday nights is something grand. A
few of the most notable features are aerial
effects and salutes on the arrival of the
Queen, consisting of aerial cannons, a dis
play of larjre rockets, the changes of colors
representing clouds, stars, wheels of bril
liant fire descending in the air, bombshells
throwing out stars of every hue, mingled
with showers of golden rain.
A beautiful fire portrait of the Hon. J.
P. Smith in silver lance, with the letterine
"Our Director-General" above and "Wel
come to Al." beneath, will be shown by
means of a grand battery behind.
The entrance of the Queen will be a
presentation in Grecian lance, with the
figure of the Queen encircled with a wreath
of emerald, crimson and blue, the wreath
changing color three times, ten aerial can
nons for the ten maids of honor, a display
of willow-tree rockets and a salvo of shells
fired from mortars, displaying golden
clouds.
Next will come a representation of Santa
Cruz electric-car; then a device represent
ing Mount Vesuvius as a mammoth fire
wheel surrounded by silver spray. These
will be followed by a device, fire engine in
action, sparks appearing from the stack
and wheels in motion, with lettering
"Santa Cruz Fire Department." Device,
raising of "Old Glory." Finale, Queen of
Carnival with key of honor in her hand,
resting on base of colored lance; motto
underneath, "Santa Cruz Venetian Water
Carnival Bids You Good-Night," sur
rounded with electric battery consisting of
seven dozen eight-star electric spreading
candles, five dozen eight-star exhibition
candles, two dozen floral shells.
Then will come a flight of fifty exhibi
tion rockets with succession of shells, dis
playing clouds of carnival colors and
twelve night shells. Besides the above de
vices the display will be one of the most
varied and beautiful and everything pos
sible in the line of fireworks will be given.
The Finance Committee are meeting
with good success and subscriptions are
coming in all the time.
Invitations were sent to-day to all the
officials of San Francisco and to-morrow
invitations will be sent to all the clubs,
Fire and Police departments in the State;
also, invitations have been extended to
Miss Beatrice Harraden and Miss Ina
Coolbrith. The committee now has under
consideration the erection of a pavilion
150x150 feet to be used for the grand ball.
SALT I.AKE-S.i.V DIEGO ROAD.
It la Thought the Survey Will Be Cotn-
mencett Before September 1.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 20.—
Thomas Taylor, a well-known resident of
Cedar City, Utah, was seen by the Call
correspondent to-day, and in an interview
spoke at some length on the projected road
to connect Salt Lake with San Diego, Mr.
Taylor having but recently returned from
San Diego, where the proposed scheme was
met with interest by the citizens of ttat
place.
The project, as briefly outlined, is the
erection of a steel rolling-mill in Iron
County, a county rich in coal and iron,
the mills to manufacture the steel to
lay the track from Cedar to The
Needles, Cai., as a first step. As
was outlined in a recent dispatch to
the Call, the Rio Grande Western will
build from Salina to Cedar, and the Santa
Fe system will be the connection at The
Needles, though the road will be extended
later if necessary direct to San Diego and
direct to Salt Lake.
The building of the short stretch be
tween Cedar and Needles will complete a
transcontinental line through to Salt
Lake and from there to the East.
The basis of the project is to place Iron
County coal and iron in California and
make a line through the fertile valleys of
Utah. Mr. Taylor is said to have solid
financial backing in the East, and he will
shortly go to New York to complete his
arrangements. In his interview to-day he
expressed the belief that surveyors might
be in the field by the Ist of September, and
as it is warm in that part of Utah work can
be pushed all winter with little discomfort.
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