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Two Deaths the Probable
Result of a Trifling
FIRED IN SELF-DEFENSE.
H. F. Yoknm Killed Frank Blue
and Fatally Wounded
CLAIMS HE WAS ATTACKED.
The Pair Had Sought Him Out With
the Avowed Intention of
CHICO, Cal., Dec. 14.— As the result of
a shooting affray at Centerville, fifteen
miles from Chico, to-night Frank Bine is
dead and Albert Mason is not expected to
survive until morning. The shooting was
done by H. F. Yokum, who claims to have
lired in self-defense, after Blue and Mason
had sought him out with the avowed in
tention of killing; him. Blue was instantly
killed, but Mason succeeded in reaching a
neiehboring house, where he is now dying.
The trouble seems to have arisen over
some woodchopping on the grounds owned
by Y'okurn. The trio quarreled and
Mason and Blue attempted to draw weap
ons, when Y'okum fired. The shooting
was witnessed by the wife of Yokum and
Allen Boydstun of Chico.
Boydstun states that Yokum and him
self had been hunting squirrels and had
just returned home when Blue and Mason
came to Yokum's house. Yokum invited
them to come in, but they refused, re
questing him to come out in the yard.
Blue said, "We have come here to do you
up," and with that he placed his hand
upon his hip-pocket.
Yokum immediately raised his shotgun,
and fired first at Blue and then at Mason.
He then dropped the shotgun, caught up
a rifle and fired two more shots at Mason.
The body of Blue was found about 100
yards from Yokunvs house. Mason walked
about an eighth of a mile to a neighbor's
house. He is fatally wounded, having re
ceived one charge from the shotgun and
two from the rifle.
Yokum came to Cbico and surrendered
to the officers. He was seen to-night and
corroborated the statement of Boydtsun.
GALES ALONG THE COAST
Shipping Endangered by Heavy
Storms Raging in North
It Is Feared the Helpless Steamer
Strathnevis Has Been Driven
i Upon the Rocks.
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 14.— G. N. Salis
-1 ury, Weather Bureau Observer, says that
if the disabled Northern Pacific liner
Strathnevis was anywhere within three
hundred miles of this port to-day and not
in charge of a strong tow she was in all
probability driven upon the rocks on the
west coast of Vancouver Island. He reports
a heavy storm and winds of unusual veloc
ity raging all day about the straits.
The barometer within the past twenty
four hours has had the almost unprece
dented fall of 75 hundredths of an inch and
is still falling.
The storm center for the sound is a few
miles north of Seattle. West and South
winds prevail on the straits, but their
velocity is not known, owing to the fact
that the Tatoosh cable is interrupted.
Falisbury's advices are that the wind is
iiftc-six miles an hour at Fort Canby and
that heavy rains extend down the coast to
PORTLAND, Or., Dec. 14.— A storm of
wind and rain has raged throughout the
Northwest to-day. A bulletin issued by
the Weather Bureau says:
''The Weather Bureau has issued storm
warnings and telegraphed to all parts that
it will be dangerous for snipping to leave
port for the next twenty-four hours. Rain
has fallen quite heavily, and is yet falling.
Fierce gales of forty miles an hour and
more are prevailing along the Oregon and
At Seattle the wind has attained a ve
locity of twenty-eight miles an hour, and
at Portland a velocity of thirty-four miles
an hour. The storm is the most severe
that has occurred so far this season. The
temperature is above 40 degrees. The
storm will pro bably prevail for thirty-six
hours. Terrible gales, accompanied by
rain, prevailed from the mouth of the
eound to Cape Flattery and beyond since -i
o'clock this morning, and a falling barom
eter gives no indication of the storm abat
ing to-night. In consequence, all ship
ping hereabouts is at a standstill, and the
Puget Sound Tugboat Company, which
lias orders for seven vessels to be towed to
eea from various mill ports, will move none
of them until the storm abates.
RKMAIXS AT SACRdMEyTO.
The Government Weather Bureau Will
JVof Be Removed.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Dec. 14.— For
some time past efforts have been made by
certain interested persons connected with
the Government weather service on this
coast to have the Sacramento station con
solidated with that at San Francisco. The
station has been in existence for eighteen
years, and has been of great value to the
farmers of Central and Northern Cali
fornia, working as it has in conjunction
with i he State Board of Agriculture. The
reports of Observer Barwick, who is also
director of the State vVea'-ber Bureau, are
of great interest not only to the people of
the coast, but are sent for from all over the
Congressman Johnson yesterday tele
graphed to President Steffens of the Cham
ber of CoDimerce that he had received as
surances from the Agricultural Depart
ment at Washington that the station
would not be removed from Sacramento.
TO ELECT A COL OX EL.
Lively Contest I'romised in the Seventh
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Dec. 14.—Brig
adier-General C. F. A. Last of the First
Brigade, N. G. C, has issued orders calling
an election for December 21, when the
commissioned officers of the companies
comprising the First, Second and Third
battalions will elect a Colonel of the Sev
There are about thirty-six commissioned
officers to vote. The election will occur at
Armory Hall and will be under the direc
tion of Major Cyrus Williard.
There is likely to be quite a contest for
the colonelcy, as Colonel W. G. Schreiber
of the old Seventh Regiment, Lieutenant-
Colonel John R. Berry of the old Ninth
and Major M. T. Owens are already in the
field, either of their own volition or by the
urging of their friends.
FIRt; AT LAriTAI.
The Boarding- Bouse of the Indian School
SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 14.— Word ha 3
jnst reached here of the burning of the
boarding-house of the Lapwai Indian
school at Lapwai, Idaho. Full particulars
have not been received, and whether any
lives were lost is not known. The Lapwai
Indian school is one nf the largest in the
Northwest, and has been one .of the most
successful. The loss will be in the neigh
borhood of $10,000. The Government will,
no doubt, take immediate steps to rebuild.
Judametit ttendered at Seattle.
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. H.-JudgeHan
ford, of the United States District Court,
in compliance with a recent announce
ment, to-day handed down a written
opinion in the damage case, David O'Brien
vs. the Northern Pacific Railroad, which
went to the Supreme Court of the United
States, the action being dismissed by that
tribunal for want of jurisdiction. The
court ordered the judgnu'nt for $1000 which
the plaintiff secured paid, with all legal
claims the plaintiff may have against the
Sale of the Seattle Gas Works.
BEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 14.— A deal in
volving the sale of the Seattle Gas and
Electric Light Works by a party of Minne
sota capitalists, headed by Samuel Hill of
Minneapolis, president of the Eastern
.Minnesota Railroad Company, was con
summated to-day. The purchase price has
not been given out. but it is supposed to
be in the neighborhood of $l,000,00(J.
MISSING FROM VALLEJO
Deputy Postmaster McEnerny's
Whereabouts Has Not Been
Officers Fear That the Defaulter Has
Killed Himself to Escape
VALLEJO, Cat.., Dec. 14.-AII efforts of
officers and friends have failed to locate
Charles L. McEnerny, the Deputy Post
master, who mysteriously disappeared
yesterday afternoon after having failed to
make good a shortage of $180 in his ac
counts. Postofflce Inspector Ir<vin came
up on the steamer Monticello to-day and
at once went to the postoffice and spent
considerable time in endeavoring to open
the safe, but failed In his efforts.
Word has been sent to Washington for
permission to employ an expert, and until
the safe is opened it is only a matter of
conjecture whether $300 that it contained
is still there.
Considerable excitement was caused this
afternoon over a report that McEnerny's
body had beon found lying across the
grave of his father in St. Vincent's ceme
tery. Many pprsons drove to the cemetery
only to find that the story had been with
Local officers, who have riding in
all direction? since McEnerny's disappear
ance, are now ot the opinion that he is
either in hiJine within the city limits or
tnat he has made away with himself.
McEnerny's relatives are ready and (
anxious to make good any loss that may j
be round to exist either in his accounts or |
that may be missing from the safe. His j
friends cling to the belief that his mind J
has wandered and in this condition he has j
strayed off to some unfrequented place, i
and that in due time he will return.
f USER AIS AT REDZA SJiS.
Burial oj Miss Amelia Breed and W. 11.
REDLANDS, Cal., Dec. 14.— The funeral
of Miss Amelia Breed occurred to-day. De
ceased was the only daughter of J. B.
Breed. She was president of the Ladies'
Auxiliary of the Young Men's Christian
Association, founder of the Breed Primary
and Kindergarten School and was promi
nent in church and charitable work.
The remains of W. Howard White were
buried yesterday. Mr. White came here
from New York City and has been a resi
dent aad property-holder of this city for
the last five years. He was a member of
the American Society of Civil Engineers
sinte 1876 and director of the same since
1886. His reputation as a sanitary and
civil engineer was of more than local im
Wedded at Marijsville.
MARYSVILLE, Cal., Dec. 14.— Charles
E. Whitehurst, a son of Senator L. A.
Whitehurst of Santa Clara County, and
Miss Rose Ostrom, the youngest daughter
of ex-State Senator Ostrom — "Honest
Dan" — were married this evening at the
residence of the bride's parents, at Reeds
station, nine miles south of this city. Mr.
and Mrs. Whitehurst will leave for San
Francisco in ttJe morning to spend their
Triumph of Hillsboro's Statesmen.
HILLSBORO, Or., Dec. 14.— Thomas H.
Tongue, the lawyer, politician and orator,
and candidate for Senatorial honors, has
been exonerated of the charges of unpro
fessional conduct and crookedness made
by Judge J. W. Whalley of Portland, the
County Grand Jury having to-day com
pleted its inquiries and declared Judge
Whalley's charges without merit.
Teachers' Institute «« Chico.
CHICO, Cal., Dec. 14. — The Butte
County Teachers' Institute will meet here
on the 17th inst. and continue in session
for four days. The programme contains
t!ie names of State Superintendent Black,
David Starr Jordan and Edward Grigps of
Stanford University and John Bidwell of
Chico will deliver an address.
San lAtlti Obiipo Offenders.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Cat,., Dec. 14.—
Judge Gregg to-day sentenced Arthur Far
mer to three years in San Quentin for rob
bery; Thomas Coughlin, for murder in
the second degree— the killing of Cbarles
Malm of Cholame- thirty years atFolsom,
and P. Alviso. for robbery,' fifteen years at
Sacramento's Murder Case.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Dec. 14.-Ivan
Kovalev's case will be carried to
the Supreme Court. His attorneys have
been given a twenty-days' extension
of time in which to tile a bill of exceptions.
The appeal wiil delay Kovalev's execution,
which is set for January 9.
Justice Meted Out at Portland.
PORTLAND, 0r.., Dec. 14.— George
Monroe, one of the members of a gang
arrested for enticing little girls to their
room, was promptly convicted to-day
after a short trial. Two of the victimized
girls have been committed to the Aid
The Victoria Yacht Clubhouse Sunk.
VICTORIA, B. C, Dec. 14. -The large
boating clubhouse of the Victoria Yacht
Club was yesterday struck heavily by
the steamer Rosalie during a severe pale
and sunk. The caretaker and two men had
to swim for their lives.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1895.
Old Railroad War Recalled
by the Completion
of a Bridge.
BART CAVANAUGH'S CASE
His Demurrer to an Indictment
Sustained to Test an
THE APPOINTMENT OF JETER.
Governor Budd Denies the Report That
He Feared the Santa Cruz Man
Would Be Ousted.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Dec. 14.— The new
railroad bridge across the river at this
city is complete, and all regular trains will
pass over it to-morrow. The old bridge is
to be removed at once. It was completed
in 1871. a:id the first train of the California
Pacific passed over it in the same year.
The abandonment of the old bridge re
calls the most stirring times in railroad
history in California. The old California
Pacific was incorporated on January 10,
1865, with a capital stock of $3,500,000.
In 1867 work began at Vallejo and rails
were laid to Broderick, opposite this city,
by November 11. 1868. and np to Marysville
by November, 1869. In June of the latter
year the Napa Valley line was acquired,
ana in December, 1869, the capital of the
consolidated roads was $12.000,000.
In 18G9 and 1870 a bitter war was waged
between the Central Pacific and the new
The Central Pacific had laid its tracks
along the river front on this side and the
new road could not, therefore, come into
Sacramento without crossing the Central's
roadway. Squads of armed men were hired
by each corporation and for a long time
every attempt of the California Pacific to
lay track into town was frustrated.
It was expected that a bloody battle
would ensue, but the California Pacific
finally managed to get in. The fire de
partment turned out to welcome the new
trains, while whistles blew and there was
general public rejoicing.
Then the fight ;;ot into the courts. Com
missioners appointed for the purpose as
sessed against the California Pacific for
damages six acres of land, $40,680; dam
ages for crossing track, $70,000; consequen
tial damages, $250,000. The report was set
aside b} r the court on the ground that the
award was excessive.
The war waned fiercer than ever in the
early months of 1871. Rates of fare and
freight were cut so low that the lines were
both run at a loss. The New York stock
holders got tired of the contest and wearied
of putting up assessments. Milton S.
Latham was at the head of the California
Pacific, and in April, 1871. he signed an
agreement leasing the line to the Central
The warfare, of course, stopped at once.
On December 28, 1879, the new line via
Benicia was opened, and the time to San
Francisco shortened an hour over the old
Yalleio route, via the California Pacific.
Ten years ago some of the New York
stockholders of the Latham road brought
suit in San Francisco before Judge Hunt,
alleging fraud in the transfer of the road
to the Central Pacific.
After a contest lasting through two
months the struggle was abandoned and
Lawyer Chittenden, who had come from
New York, left a record of failure behind
GOVERNOR BLOD'S itEyiAL.
The Executive Tells Why Tie Will Xot Go
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Dec. 14.—Gov
ernor Budd denies the statement that he
has decided not to go to Washington in
the interests of Stockton's public building
appropriation and the improvement of the
San Joaquin River, because he feared that
if he left the State political opponents
would take advantage of his absence and
succeed in ousting Mr. Jeter, his appointee
to the lieutenant-governorship.
In a Stockton dispatch appearing in TnE
Call this morning it was stated that the
Governor had confided to Stockton friends
that he was not sure that the Supreme
Court would sustain his action in appoint
ing Mr. Jeter; that he was fearful the out
come would be the same as in the San
Francisco Police Commissioner case, and
wore lie to absent himself from the State
the friends of President pro tern, of the
Senate Flint would take the opportunity to
push his claims to the successorshipof the
late Lieutenant-Governor Millard.
The dispatch stated that its disclosures
were based upon the word of men of in
tegrity in the San Joaquin County me
tropolis. The Governor said to a Call cor
"The Call's correspondent at Stockten
is misinformed as to my reasons for not
going to Washington during the winter in
the interest of the needed river appropria
"When requested to make the trip I
declined, on the ground that as Governor
of this State I had so many duties to per
form within the State that I could not
spare the time; that the investigation of
Stote institutions and State affairs de
manded my attention, and that I would
not abandon the course I had mapped out
in my inaugural. I further stated that I
would be pleased to make the trip were it
not that my duties as Governor at>sclutely
"As to the statements about the ap
pointment of Mr. Jeter as Lieutenant-
Governor, I believe I had the right to
make the appointment. 1 have never
doubted that right, nor did I ever so state
to any person."
TESTING AN ELECTIONS LAW.
Hart Cavanavgh'a Demurrer to an In-
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Dec. 14.— Bart
W. Cavanaugh, the Republican politician
who was indicted by the recent Grand
Jury on five counts for paying money to
cartain men to influence votes at the
primary election a year ago. won a victory
in the Superior Court to-day.
A demurrer to one of the counts in the
indictment was sustained, and a test case
will be made of the matter before the Su
preme Court. In explaining to-day's de
cision Judge Hinkson.wno heard the case,
"The principal point raised by the de
murrers is as to whether or not any provi
sion of the purity of election act, other
than section 25, is applicable to primary
"The question being a very important
one, the District Attorney and counsel for
the defendant have agreed that one of the
indictments may be sustained formally
with the view of Having the Supreme Court
pass upon the question: therefore it was
ordered that the demurrer to the indict
ments charging the defendant with having
unlawfully paid money to one George Vice
be sustained, and that a decision upon the
other indictments be withheld."
In rendering the decision, Judge Hink
son expressed ttie opinion, upon the in
vestigation he had made, that only section
25 of the purity of election act was appli
cable to primary elections.
STATE FROI'EItTI GOME ASTRAY.
Examiners Are Searching for the Board
of Forestry's Belongings.
SACRAMENTO, Cat.., Dec. 14.-It is re
ported that the State Board of Examiners
is asking for inventories from the State
institutions, and, discovering that State
property has been very carelessly looked
after, is endeavoring to locate it.
The board now wants to learn what be
came of the property that was at one time
in the possession of the State Board of For
estry, now defunct.
The board was created in 1885 and went
out of existence in July, 1893, having lived
just eight years. During its vital period
it expended thousands of dollars for the
purchase of horses, wagons, machin
ery and tree-planting implements. The
act which killed it ordered these
things to be turned over to the
State University at Berkeley, but the fact
is it is alleged that they were never turned
over, and the supposition is that the
hordes and wngons eitner strayed off and
got lost and the nmchinery fell to pieces,
or that they are still in possession of some
one from whom the State could recover
them if an effort was made.
Cage* of Mtld Diphtheria.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Dec. 14. — Two
weeks ago a little daughter of Robert
Hunt, a local grocer, was taken sick.
Later she seemingly recovered and was
allowed to play with other children.
She became ill Bgain, and then it was dis
covered that the child's ailment was diph
theria. On Thursday the little one died.
Neighbors of the family were allowed to
attend the funeral and now there are seve
ral incipient cases of diphtheria in the
neighborhood. It is of a mild form.
TRUCKEE'S PALACE OF ICE
The Immense Structure Being
Covered With a Coating
Workmen Are Now Engaged in Con
structing a Long Toboggan
TRITCKEE, Oal., Dec. 14.— The main
building of the ice palace is now com
pleted. Wire netting covers the entire
structure. The work of spraying was com
menced last night, and although it was
not nearly so solid as to-night,the whole of
the north side of the building was coated
with ice from one to three inches tnick
this morning. It presented a picture most
beautiful, although only a forerunner of
what is yet to be. Still greater progress
will be made to-night with the spraying,
it being already several degrees colder
than last nieht.
A big crew of carpenters is at work erect
ing a toboggan slide, which will be com
pleted in a few days. The platform, to be
fifty feet square and stand over forty feet
from the ground, is being put up at the
west end of the ice palace. A high tower
will extend upward from this. From the
platform a slide 160 feet long and pitching
downward at an angle of 60 degrees is
being built. The slide will be a solid mass
of ice and kept as smooth as glass all the
time. The speed with which one will pass
down will be sufficient to send the tobog
ganist along an icy track that will reach
at least 400 yards from the foot of the slide.
The ice carnival company is receiving
hundreds of letters daiiy from people all
over the coast, inquiring about the palace
and arranging for accommodations.
Killed by a l.Jvc Wire at Seattle.
SEATTLE, Wasit., Dec. 14.— A big span
of draft horses were instantly killed this
morning by stepping on a telephone wire
which had fallen across an electric-light
Rrooklyii Jockey Club's Card.
NEW YORK, Dec. 14.— The Brooklyn j
Jockey Club has published the list of races I
for its spring meeting for 1806. There are I
twenty-one events in all, including the !
Brooklyn handicap of $10,000 for three- |
year-olds and upward and the Boulevard I
stakes of $2000 for three-year-oids. The ;
stakes in the other events are $2000 each, i
The club announces that in making up the
programme for the spring meeting of 18!)fj .
the stakes and Handicaps will be so ar- j
ranged as to give the owners an opportu- !
nitv to run without sacrifice of interest
and asks that all nominations be addressed
to the secretary.
Racing at Xtu> Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. 14.-One mile, Miss
Perkins won, Prig second, Invade third. Time,
Fifteen-sixteenth of a mile, Onalaska won,
Sauterne second, Ladd third. Time, 1:37.
Fifteen-sixteenths of a mile, Overeila won,
Rrnaud second, Lucy Belle third. Time
Dry Monopole handicap, one mile and sev
enty yards, Jim Flood won, Booze second
Buckwa third. Time, 1 :45%.
Six furlongs, Gold Dust won, Ashland second,
Levinac third. Time, 1 :10$£.
Football at ><».i Joae.
SAN JOSE. Cai.., Dec. 14.— An exciting
game of football was played on the Uni
versity of the Pacific campus thid after
noon by the Normal and University elev
ens and resulted in a tie, the score standing
6 to 6.
To Meet the Interest.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Dec. 14.— Judge
Jenkins to-day directed Receivers Mc-
Henry and Bigelow of the Northern Pacific
to meet the interest on the general first
mortgage bonds and to provide for sinking
fund charters, amounting in all to $1,700,
--000. The order was granted on the stipu
lation signed by the Farmers' Loan an.)
Trust Company, the Northern Pacific
Company and the Adams and the Living
ston reorganization committee.
Femonated a federal Oflleer.
DUBUQUE, lowa, Dec. 14.— The Fed
eral Grand Jur/ to-day indicted Mrs.
Annie Fischer, alias Erb, of Lansing, lowa,
for impersonating a Federal officer. She
traveled among tho pensioners of North
ern lowa representing herself as a special
examiner and got a mortgage for $500 from
Eli Gardner by threatening to reduce his
A Catholic Church Burned.
COLDWATER, lowa, Dec. 14.— The
Roman Catholic church at this place, to
getder with the parochial school, was
completely destroyed by fire last night.
Loss, $35,000, with less that $8000 insurance.
The fire is supposed to have caught from a
A Rescuer Iturned to Death.
CUMBERLAND, Md., Dec. 14.— The res
idence of Owen Monahan, at Lonaconing,
Md., was totally destroyed by lire to-day.
Miss Bridget Monahan was burned to
death in trying to save other members of
ttie family, who were also severely burned.
J'.'xectitiott of a Xegro.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Dec. 14.- Jim
Nichols (colored) was hanged at Fayctt
ville, W. Va., at 2 o'clock yesterday
for the murder of Henry Can at Eagle,
ANGELS CAMP MINES
Men of Capital and Experience
in Search of Good In
NEW MACHINERY PUT IN.
Improvements at the Tulloch and the
Utica — Sales and Devel
ANGELS CAMP, Cal., Dec. 14.— Never
in the history of mining in Calaveras
County has such interest been shown in
this industry as is being manifested here
at the present time. Men •with capital
and experience are coming in here daily in
quest of opportunities for investment.
The records show that hardly a week
passes without some practically undevel
oped property being bonded or sold to out
side parties. In nearly every instance
those who have put their money into these
enterprises are well satisfied with their in
vestments, and are vigorously pushing the
work of development, putting up the lat
est improved machinery for this purpose.
The new ten-stamp mill at the Tulloch
mine, which was recently purchased by
Eastern capitalists for $40,000, was started
up last week. There are three Frue con
centrators in the mill. It is predicted that
the ore in this mine will go at least $8 a
ton. An average of thirty-five men are
daily employed there, but the force will be
largely increased as development work
progresses. This company has purchased
and bonded several other claims, and has
the money to prospect them on an exten
sive scale. Mr. Godbe, a wealthy resident
of Indiana, is at the head of the enter
The Utica company has about finished
grading for the addition to the chlorina
tion works, and the erection of the. build
ing was begun this week. Only one fur
nace will be built at present, the other to
be added in the spring. These will make
eight furnaces in all, and will constitute
the largest chlorination plant in the world.
Several more concentrators have been
added to the company's Stickles mill. The
Madison mine, also owned by this com
pany, is closed down, owing to the scarcity
of water ,and cannot be started up until
there is rain. There is snow in the niaun
tains, but the nights are so cold that the
water freezes. There is only about enough
water in storage to run the Utica and
Stickles mines the balance of this month,
and the people are becoming anxious.
Superintendent Ilowell went to San
Francisco recently and purchased quite a
number of concentrators for the Jones
mine. This property is yielding splen
didly; in fact, it is generally understood
that a rich strike, which promises per
manency, was recently made there. The
company contemplates putting up chlosi
nation works next spring.
Negotiations for the sale of the Birney
mine are pending, and should the con
templated transfer be consummated, as
seems likely, the property will be opened
immediately. The shaft is down 150 feet.
The State Mining Bureau is authority for
tlie statement that eleven veins nf quartz
are known to exist on the surface of this
property, and that two blind veins have
been discovered beneath. These veins will
come within a zone 200 feet wide. Several
of the veins yield well. The two veins that
have been prospected contain from three
to four per cent of auriferous sulphurets,
and the general features of the mine re
sembld those of the Utica.
Otto Dolling, who owns the Claude mine
at Albany Flat, has received a cablegram
from European parties, who' have been
negotiating for the purchase of the prop
erty, asking for an extension of sixty days'
time to permit the capitalists to get to
gether and fully discuss the proposition.
Denver parties have bonded the Oneida
claim for $10,000, and are preparing to do
It is said that Colonel Nevill of the Raw
hide, which is located across the river in
Tnolmnne County, has contracted to have
an electric operating piant put in not later
Work at the Hardy mine, located on the
outskirts of town and now owned by Mr.
Butts, is being vigorously prosecuted. New
hoisting works were completed lately. Mr.
Butts has purchased and bonded several
other properties, and seems to have the
money and enterprise to extensively de
Drifts are being run north and southeast
at the Pure Quill mine, which, at a distance
of 100 feet, will crosscut the vein. Tnere
are about 150 tons of rock on the dump,
which assays high. Superintendent Harr>
Eoutledge, as well as all who have in
spected the property, believes that the
Pure Quill is to become a valuable mine.
CAUGHT IN A HURRICANE.
Thrilling Experience of the British Steamer
Pcrtia in North At lan tic
ST. JOHNS, N. P., Dec. 14.— The British
steamer Portia, Captain Farrell, arrived
here this moraine, three days and seven
teen hours from Halifax. It usually takes
her forty-eight hours to make the trip.
Captain Farrell reports having encoun
tered weather of unparalleled severity.
The hurricane continued two days, dur
ing which time her decks were swept. Her
deck load was jettisoned to save the ship.
Her wheel, compass, steering gear and
deck furniture were carried overboard, and
two of the crew were badly crushed by the
force of the seas. The engines broke down
and she was unmanageable for four hours.
The stern of the strip was under water
for thirty-six hours. Nobody aboard ever
expected to see land again. The pumps
were kept going all the time.
The Allan line steamship Carthagenian
arrived from Liverpool to-night, having
encountered similar weather.
Reports of damage along the coast con
tinue to come in. Several vessels have
been driven ashoreand a number of others
are missing. It is admitted that the re
cent gale is the worst known in many
AN HEIR TO TORK.
Witile the Hell* Announced the Birth, the
Dead Were Remembered.^
LONDON, Exg., Dec. 14.— While the joy
bells w ere ringing to-day for the birth of a
son to the Duke and Duchess of York, the
Queen; Princess -■ Beatrice, the ' Prince of
Wales and his family and all the other
members of I the I royal family, with the
exception of the Duke of York ., and the
Duke and Duchess of Teck, the parents of
the Duchess of York, attended the annual
service: at the : Frogmorev Mausoleum iin
memory of the ; Prince I Consort, who died
thirty-four years aeo to-day, and Princess
Alice, second daughter: of the Queen and
wife of tho Grand Duke of -fiesse, who
died seventeen years ago to.day.
The Queen will go to Osborne House, her i
r esidence on the Isle of Wight, on Tues
day. The present has been the greatest
guest period at Windsor Castle for years.
There has been a constant succession of
entertainments at the castle, at which the
Queen unfailingly appeared.
MAS CA MP OS R ESLfWED f
A Report That He Hill Be Succeeded in
Cuba by Weyler.
PARlS, France, Dec. 14.— A dispatch from
Madrid says that General Martinez Campos
has resigned his command of the Spanish
army in Cuba, and will be succeeded by
General "Weyler, the present commander
of the Fourth Corps of the Spanish army
HAVANA, Cuba. Dec. 14.— President
Clevelands letter to Congress has pleased
all in Cuba except the rebels and their
sympathizers. El Pais of Havana, the
organ of the Liberal party, says.
_ "In reality it contains nothing new rela
tive to the island. The position taken by
the President is identical with that as
sumed since the outbreak of hostilities.
The paragraphs fail to contain anything
not already reflected in the documents
of the Secretary of State, Mr. Olney, orsin
the statements* of the Attorney-General."
El Pais refers to Mr. Cleveland's posi
tion as "legal and correct." The Presi
dent's position relative to a strict neutral
ity gives immense satisfaction in Cuba.
La Discusion of Havana says: "In the
United States Mr. Cleveland's message
contained what all expected on the Cuban
matter. Could he have said more?"
ASSAILED GENERAL MOCEXSI.
Italian Deputies Oppose the Purchase of
ROME, Italy, Dec. 14. — A prolonged
and stormy debate took place in the
Chamber of Deputies to-day, brought
about by a sharp attack made by the op
position on General Mocenni, Minister of
War, the anti-ministerialists demanding
that a Parliamentary inquiry be held into
the purchase by the War Minister of
foreign instead of native wheat for use by
The Government opposed the moving of
a Parliamentary inquiry, but promised
that there should be an administrative in
quiry. The Chamber finally, by a large
majority, supported a motion to that ef
fert made by the Government.
Prime Minister Crispi is recovering from
his recent indisposition, though he is still
confined indoors. He is expected, how
ever, to be present in the Chamber to
morrow or Monday, on the occasion of the
interpellation of the Government relative
to the situation in Erythrea.
TWO 31IX1STEHS RESIGSED.
Spain's Cabinet A'ot in an Entire State
MADRID, Spain, Dec. 14.— The only
members of the Ministry who have re
signed are Senor Romero y Robledo,
Minister of Justice, and Senor Biscn, Min
ister of Public Works. Benor Canovas del
Castillo, President of the Council of Min
isters, has informed the Queen Regent of
the withdrawal of these Ministers. The
grounds for their retirement are that they
differ with the Government's policy in re
gard to the alleged frauds in the Madrid
Municipal Council and in the conduct of
the campaign in Cuba.
Canada's Chief Lord and Lady Will JV'of
Aid Charity Children.
OTTAWA, Oxt., Dec. 14.— Lord Aber
deen has disapproved of the charity ball to
be held on New Year's eve to raise funds
for the Children's Hospital. His excel
lency says it is not in accordance with the
principles of himself and Lady Aberdeen
to participate in such festivities at such
a time. The refusal of the Governor-
General and Lady Aberdeen to patronize
the ball has caused much comment in
society circles, but the managers announce
that the ball will be held just the same.
Soldiers of '73 Called.
ROME, Italy, Dec. 14.— King Humbert
has signed a decree calling into active ser
vice the soldiers of the 1873 ciass. Premier
Crispi has refused to accept the resignation
of Si^rnor Callenda, Minister of Justice.
LONDON, Eno.. Dec. 14.— Tbe Central
News says that Baratieri, commanding the
Italian forces in Abyssinia, is to be re
Rejected by the Engineers.
BELFAST, Ireland, Dec. 14.— The en
gineers employed in the Belfast ship
building yards have voted to reject the
proposal for a settlement of the trouble
bet'iveen themselves and their employers
presented at the conference held December
11 between delegates from the Belfast and
Clyde shipping engineers and the represen
tatives of the employers.
Cardinal Melchcrs Dead.
ROME, Italy, Dec. 14.— Cardinal Paul
Melchers is dead. He was born in Mun
st<.'r ; Germany, January (!. 1813, and was
made a Cardinal July L' 7, 1887.
Helm Culver's Gift.
CHICAGO, 111., Dec. 14.-Chica K o Uni
versity was to-day the recipient of another
•11,000,000 gift, the donor being Miss
Heien Cuher of this city. The condition
of the gift is that it shall be devoted to the
increase and spread of knowledge within
the Held of biological science. One-half of
the sum donated may be used for the pur
chase of land and for the erection and
equipment of buildings.
Material for Warships.
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dec. 14.—Turret
plates and sighting-hoods and accessories,
weighing forty-three tons, for the United
States cruisers Oregon and Brooklyn, in
course of construction at San Francisco
and Philadelpnia, were shipped to-day by
f There are a thousand JfHSE
and one things that JjjP*?
may please him — but j^V^
r.. A , if he is a smoker you sc^
are sure to please him Wfr:
*&£) with a box of the new jdpSt
fwith a box of the new \iPSt
cigars. Finest quality
cigars. Finest quality <§)$&
&s£* of All-Havana Cigars <»?%
/o|* ever sold at the price; ;%[S
and thoroughly up-to- '$r«7
date as to shapes, sizes CqWL^
mps aud colors. jil^
ys*j» Any Dealer. Esbcrg, Bachman Ki*&
«l 7& & Co., Wholesalers, S. F. «&,
the Bethlehem Iron Company. Twenty
tons of ammunition tubes were also
shipped to the Cramps in Philadelphia.
GRAMS TO RAILROADS.
Distribution of Land* Approved by Sec
retary llal:e Smith.'
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 14.— The
Secretary of the Interior has approved the
following grants of lands to railroads:
To the Oregon and California Railroad
Company, 23,947 acres in , Roseburg and
Oregon City land districts, Oregon; 167,
--991 acres in the Bosebure (Or.) land dis
trict, and 373 acres in the Marysville (Cal.)
district; 58,396 acres to the Central Pacific
Railroad Company in the Redding (Cai.)
district; 32,963 acres to the Oregon Central
Railroad Company in the Oregon City
(Or.) district; ( )" acres to the Southern
Pacific Railrad Company (main line) in
the San Francisco and Visalia (Cal.) dis
trict, an Q 210,339 acres to the Northern
Pacific Railroad Company in the Lewiston
and Miles City (Mont.) land district.
Fire at Hrighton Jicach.
BRIGHTON BEACH, N. V., Dec. 14.—
The grand stand and buildings of the
Brighton Beach Racing Association at
Coney Island were burned Thursd.iv.
The loss is about $^5,000.
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We take particular pains with out-of-
town orders, and ship them the day
738=740 Market Street
NOTICE OF SALE
■VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY THI3
JLi Board of Trustees of the Town of Ukiah City,
County of Mendocino, State of California, that
sealed bids will be received by the said Board of
Trustees up to 2 o'clock p. m. on the second day of
January, 1896, at the office of the City Clerk, at
the Town Hall in said Town of Ukiah City, State
and County aforesaid, for the purchase of forty (40)
municipal ■ bonds of ■ said Town of Ukiah City
(twenty of said bonds being of the denomination
of $250 each and twenty of said bonds being of the
denomination of $1000 each) and the said forty
bonds amounting in the aggregate to the sum of
$25,000. That each of said bonds will bear Interest
at the rate of five per cent per annum, payable an-
nually on the second day of January.
' Said bonds of the denomination of 1000 each
will be numbered consecutively from 1 to 20 in-
clusive, and said bonds of the denomination of
$251) each will be numbered consecutively from
21 to 40 inclusive, and said bonds will mature and
be payable as follows, to wit:
Numbers 1 aid 21, January 2, 1897,
Numbers 2 and 22, January 2, 1898,'
Numbers S and 23, January 2, 1899,
Numbers 4 and 24, January 2, 1901).
Numbers 5 and 25, January 2, 1901,
Numbers 6 and 26, January 2. 1902,
Number.! 7 and 27. January 2, 1903,
Numbers H and 1:8. January 2, 1901,
Numbers • 9 and 29, January 2, 1905,
Number* 10 and SO, January 2, 1906,
Numbers 11 and 31, January 2, 1907,
Numbers 18 and 32, January 2, 190b,
Numbers la and 33, January 2, 1809,
Numbers 14 and 34, January 2. 1910,
I Numbers 15 and 35, January 2, 1911,
Numbers 16 and 86, January 2, 1912,'
Numbers 17 and 37, January 2, 1913,
• Numbers 18 and 38, January 2, 1914,
Numbers 19 and 39, January 2, 1915, and
i ■ Numbers 20 and 40, January 2, 191*5.
• Said bonds will Le sold to the highest bidder for
gold coin of the United stales, and no sale of saUl
bonds will be made unless the amount bid is equal
to the face value of sal 1 bonds bid upon. Should
the bids of two cr more persons bo equal in amount
the board may accept the offer of either and reject
the Others, Should no bid be received equal to the
face value the bond may. either reaavertise or
may sell any or all of said bonds for the face value
The said bends herein mentioned are issued and ■
are to be sold for the pnrpoaes and objects set forth .
in Ordinance No. 73 of said town, passed Septem-
ber 3, 1895, determining that the public interest
and necessity of the town of Ukian City demand
the acquisition, construction and ' completion of a .
system of sewers for said town, and also under and
pursuant to Ordinances numbers 74 and 75 of said
town, of the special election held on November 16,
1895, and an act of the Legislature of the State of
California entitled -"An act authorizing the incur-
ring of. indebtedness by cities, towns and: munici-
pal corporations," incorporated under the laws of
this SUte, etc.," approved March 19.1889. (See
Stat. 1889, ps. 399 et seq.. and its amendments.)
■ That said bonds are issued and.' wiil be sold for
the purpose of providing funds lor constructing
and . completing ■ permanent system of sewerj for
said town of Ukiah City. : ' ' ■ 'v v
This notice is given and published as prescribed
in Ordinance No. 75 of said town and as directed
by the Hoard of Trustees of said town at their
meeting on December 9, 1895.' v : < - . ■ __
' -../- - . ; - - SAM HA INKS,
City Clerk of tho Town of Ckiah City. •
Dated December 10,1805..