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f More than 150 books on the war in South
Africa have been published. . '
ColonelJ. J. Lyon, quartermaster of
the Veterans* Home, Napa County, was
in San Francisco yesterday. He was a
delegate to the department encampment
of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Barry Colcman has returned to g an
Francisco from a visit to St Louu
Louisville, Washington, D. C.. and New
Board of Prison Directors.
There will be a meeting of the Board
of Prison Directors at Folsom next Sat
urday, May 23. There is gossip to the ef
fect that Important business will ba
transacted by the board at thla meeting.
The first of the' Antonla Dolores (Tre
belll) concerts will take place here next
Wednesday, evening at the Alhambra The
ater, when this b'rilUsnt singer will pre
sent a programme embracing every class
and style of song from the old Italian
masters to the most modern composers
of the present day. The Italian songs will
include "Star Viclno," "Se Florindo" and
"Per La.; Gloria." A group of ballads in
English ., will follow, consisting of "May
Dew," "The Tear", and "Oh, Tell Me,
Nightingale." French composers are to
be represented by a Russian song of
Paladiles and a serenade by Massenet.
The. operatic numbers will include the
aria from Gounod's "Queen of Sheba,"
Will Offer Varied Programme.
The Redding Searchlight in a review of
the East Pork mines in; Trinity'- County
The Pacific Oil Reporter has been'in
vestigating the condition of the Standard
Oil pipe line between Bakersfleld and
Point Richmond and makes the .following
The Bakersfield to Point Richmond . pipe lln«
of the Standard Oil Company is In operation as
far as Corcoran, the end of the second 28-mile
section, and the oil tanks at that. station have
been filled. * Th* next . two sections have been
tested by water and are ready for the oil, which
flows all tight as soon as the pipe ' becomes
warmed up. The line Is cold, and ¦¦ the only
difficulty experienced Is from this fact. Once
it becomes warm It will never be allowed to get
cold, as the oil will ' be run uninterruptedly
When the line ia full it will contain 100,000 bar
rels of oil and the tanks along the lino will
contain 200,000 barrela more. *
To Hold Examination.
The United States Civil Service Commis
sion announces that an examination will
be held on June D and 13 at San Francis
co for the positions of local and aastst
ant inspector of boilers In the steamboat
Inspection service, age limit 23 to 65 years.
Applicants must have had five years'
actual . experience &s chief engineer of
ocean or inland steamers of over 100 gross
tons, as first assistant engineer of inland
steamers of 600 gross tons or over, or as
first assistant engineer of ocean steamers
of 1500 gross tons or over, a por
tion of which experience must have been
within the five years next preceding the
date of application. Salaries $1200 to $1300
per annum. Persons who desire to com
pete should at once apply to Civil Service-
Examiners, SOI Jackson street. Washing
ton, D. C, for application form 1067.
which should be properly executed and
filed with tho commission at Washington.
OAKLAND, May 15.— In a rambling,
incoherent letter, one "K.'S." has
written to Mayor Warren Olney
of an alleged . plot to assassinate
President Roosevelt during his • visit
Unknown Author Hints at Plan to
WARNS POLICE OP A PLOT.
"Shadow Dance" from "Dinorah" and
the prayer from "La Tosca." and by spe
cial request she will give the beautiful
English ballad, "Oh, Hear ,tne Gentle
Lark," with flute obligate The Satur
day concert will be the only matinee at
which Dolores will sing In thla city and
the Sunday concert will be devoted t'o sa
The British cruiser Grafton, which came
here In honor of President Roosevelt and par
ticipated In the ceremonial attention paid the
State's distinguished gue't, sailed yesterday
for Eequlmalt. Three of the Grafton'a sailors
deserted dunn» her stay in port. For the loss of
these men the local sailor boarding-house run
ners are probably not responsible, as sailors
at^. present are something of a drug on tho
Graf ton Takes Departure.
President's Northern Trip.
On Monday next at 6 p. m. the President
The finance and auditing committee of
the Presidential reception committee is
hard at work settling the affairs of the
celebration. The subscribers to the fund
are paying up promptly. Secretary Robin
son says that the deficiency will be very
small and solely on account of the repu
dlators. The committee has the accounts
well in hand and expects to conclude the
work by Tuesday or Wednesday of next
Settling the Accounts.
SACRAMENTO, May 15.— A hearty wel
come awaits President Roosevelt at Sac
ramento. He will arrive at 6:45 on the
evening 1 of May 19 and leave six hours
later. He has indicated his desire to re
tire to his car at 10 o'clock, however,
and %>lans have been made accordingly.
The programme of entertainment Includes
a drive through illuminated streets, an
address to the school children at the Plaza
and a reception at tho Capitol. A dinner,
at which Governor Pardee, Mayor Clark
and a few others will be present, will be
served at tho Sutter Club. He will b»
presented with a sliver loving cup by the
citizens and Troop Bof the National
Guard will act as escort.
Citizens Will Present President With
a Silver Loving Cup.
The league has in contemplation ths
purchasing of a plat adjacent to Dolores
Mission, which would be turned into a
small park. • Plans have already been
drawn . for the improvements and addi
Promises Practical Aid.
The Outdoor Art League Is making an
effort toward beautifying the exterior of
Dolores Mission by planting trees and
al3o covering St. Francl3_Mlasion Dolores
Ch»urch with vines. The league has also
in view the planting of tree3 around the
spot where it Is contemplated to place a
statue of St. Francis.
Archbishop Riordan has not only prom
ised to contribute toward th© object of
the leasrtle. but has written to say that
he will do whatever is In hla power to aM
the movement. ,'¦'.
WOULD BEAUTIFY GROUNDS
AROUND DOLORES MISSION
Archbishop Riordan Offers Outdoor
Art league Encouragement and
President Roosevelt Congratulates
'Police Department on Its Efficiency.
Chief of Police Wittman is well pleased
wits the conduct of hla men during the
festivities, and issued the following circu
Office Chief or Police, Hall of Justice.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 1003.
To the Company Commanders: I am greatly
pleased to extend to you and your respective
commands my most sincere thanks and con
gratulatlons on the prompt and efficient man
ner in which my general orders of (4he 11th
instant relative to the policing of the parades
and various events incident to the visit of
the President of the United States were car
ried out. The thorough manner in which the
orders were executed won the commendation of
every one, including the President and Mr.
Loeb, his secretary.
As I escorted the President to his car last
night he Bald to me: "Chief, I most heartily
congratulate you and all of the members of
your department on the efficient police ar
rangements during my stay In San Francisco.
Say to your men, for me, that I have never
eeen such perfect police- work In all the cities
which I have visited, and I want to extend
my thanks, through you, to the San Francisco
Police Department for the attention they have
shown me." ; - .
I need not tell you that this made me feel
proud and that It was greatly appreciated.
Governor Pardee and Mayor Schmltz also ex
pressed themselves In the highest terms on
the efficiency bt our department.
Thanking you again. I am proud to sign my
self, GEO. W. WITTMAN.
Chief of Police.
clares that tie ia not In the assassination
WITTMAN IS COMPLIMENTED.
says that the properties are showing well.
Peter Zuela U developing the Alaska quartz
mine, owned by himself and William Junkane.
A tunnel is beins run on the ledge with the
expectation of striking the pay chute; Opera
tions are resumed on the Yellowstone mine,
owned by R. A. Skinner, and now under bond
to W. Gill, an Eastern capitalist. At the
Fritz mine, in charge of A. H. Wolf, work is
being prosecuted on a good ledge from one to
two feet In width. Jamoa E. Given and Joe
Van Zile are working on the Homestake mine,
owned by Given and Reed. They are running
on the vein and the mine Is looking well. It is
rumored that the . Hoodoo mine, which Is near
the Enterprise, in which U. G. Day and James
Mullane are Interested, ¦ has been bonded to the
to Oakland. The communication was
received by the Mayor yesterday, but ow
ing to press of affairs his Honor did not
reach the correspondence until after the
President's departure, when it was turned
over to the Chief of Police.
That official, after chewing it over for
fifteen hours, decided that no harm could
be done him or his department by making
public the Illiterate screed, hence it was
to-day blazoned to the people.
The letter follows:
OAKLAND, 13 May, '03.— Hon. Warren
Olney, Mayor of Oakland: At a« early hour
this morning it has been told me in my store
that two fellows with names Charles - Glrado
and Antonio Tolovineo (an Italian who tried
once to kill Emperor d' Austria before St.
Stephan Church, In Vienna, on 13 May, 1807,
had an engagement a Glrado's home, at 2V4
last night about the assassination of Pres
ident Theodore Roosevelt.
To avoid every susplclouses conjuration
against the President Roosevelt, who will to
morrow visit our city, you better let know
your Police, to pay great attention upon thla
planned attempt on Our Chi«f Executive.
As an oldest citizen of Oakland, full of
Ix>yality to Our coming Buest, I let you know
about the serious matter so as you would take
the necessary at earliest possible time, for the
safety and good protection of our coming
President Theodore. Very truly yours. . •"¦
I heard that Girado was In correspondence
with Chalgos at Los Angeles before he has
The police [ eay they are satisfied the
communication is from a foreigner, either
a German or an Austrian. So far as the
reliability of the information is concerned
the detectives take no stock in it, be
lieving that a crank -was the author.
Names referred to In the letter cannot be
located in this city. The only Glrado in
Oakland is a restaurateur at Twelfth and
Webster streets, who very warmly de-
will leave Raymond for Carson City,
New, by way of Reno. He will arrive in
Carson at 8:55 on Tuesday morning and
will remain one hour. Reno will be
reached at 11:10 a. m., and an hour will
be spent there. Sacramento will be the
next stopping place, the President arriv
ing there at 6:43 p. m. He will remain un
til 12:30 a. m. In the capital city, the guest
of Governor Pardee. and will then depart
for Redding, where a stay of ten minutes,
from 8:U0 on Wednesday morning until
8:40, will be made. Sisson will be reached
at 1:15 p. m., and there will be a halt of
five minutes. Ashland, Or., will be the
first place visited outside of the State,
and the President will arrive there at 7
Cut Off From Communication With the Outside World, the Nation's Chief
Executive Will Try to Forget the Cares of Government.
Governor Pardee,' Dr. Butler, John Muir
and Secretary Loeb'were in the Presiden
tial party to-day.
Gam© Is plentiful in the park now, es
pecially bear and deer. Forest Ranger
Leidig took firearms along, and it is ex
pected that the President will enjoy some
good shooting before he reaches the
boundary line of the national park. Noth
ing will be heard or seen of the President
or his companions until Sunday noon.
Monday morning: and is due at Raymond
Monday evening. He is dressed in khaki,
with leggings, and wears a sombrero.
NATURE'S BEAUTY SPOT WHERE PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT WIIjL SEEK REST AND QUIET BEFORE CON
TINUING HIS TRIUMPHAL. TOUR ACROSS THE CONTINENT, AND DISTINGUISHED NATURALIST WHO
WILL. ACT AS HIS GUIDE THROUGH THE FAR-FAMED BIG TREE COUNTRY.
Four days in Yosemite Valley
and Illfr Tree r«-«ion.
MONDAY, MAY 18.
Leave Itnj maud. . . .(!:OO p.* m.
TUESDAY, MAY 19.
Arrive Reno, JVev...7t3O a. m.
(Via Virginia and Truckee It. R.)
Leave Ilcno 7:40 a. m.
Arrive Carson S:r»5 n. m.
Leave Carson 9:55 a. in.
Arrive Reno 11:1.0 a. m.
Leave Reno 12>1O p. in.
(Via Southern Pacific.)
Arrive Sacramento. .Ui45 p. m.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20.
Leave Sacramento. 12:30 a. m.
Arrive Reddlnnr. . . .8:3O a. m.
Leave Redding:. .. .8:4O a. in.
Arrive SlM*on 1:15 p. m.
Leave Slsson .1<2O p. m.
Arrive Aahland f Or..7:00 p. m.
Brisk Bidding Makes Sale Interest
ing, Land Being Taken Eager
ly by Purchasers.
The Initial offering of lots In the Parnassus
Heights tract was made Thursday at auction
by Kaldwin & Howell. at 23 Post street. Two
entire blocks, comprising ninety-eight lota,
were offered In subdivisions. From the start
tho bidding was brisk. The lots fronting on
H street were sold at prices ranging from
$1550 to |215(> for Inside lots and the corners
were sold at $3000 to $3050 each, the pur
chasers being C. M. Leopold. L. E. China. 11.
W. Tremler, Dr. U. A. Teague. J. A. Ruther
ford. C. K Hansen A. W, Lehrka and W.
The inside lota fronting on Fifth avenue
were sold at prices ranging from $1100 to
$1250 each, the purchasers being H. F. Mann.
Dr. Williamson. J. A. Rutherford. Miss KatJu
erine Cornell. W. F. Mitchell. P. J. Walsh
and 1>. LJ.oman.
The inside lots en Sixth avenue went for
from $10oU to $1200 each. th» purchasers be
ing A M Whittle. J. H. Lynch. W. U. Stoner.
W. W. GUlett. F". A. Martin. S. A. Eorn. Eorn
hard K. Moody. E. Schrader and L.. Lipman.
The Seventh -avenue lota were sold at prices
ranging: from $1125 to $1425, the buyers being
II R. Neubauer. I*. Lipman. Mrs. Caroline
Hagen. C M. Leopold and J. Frank Walters.
The corner lots on Hugo and I streets brought
from $1TCO to $2riiiO. the purchasers boinir II.
It Neubauer. William Donald. M. Mullany.
W. A I-ange S. A. Born. John D Garrison.
L. R' Fulda A VT. Lehrke. L. JC. Courtin
and William F. Mitchell. The total sal>
amounted to $134,225. which consisted of nine
ty-seven lots, the corner lot .occupied by the
branch office of Baldwin & Howell being re
served from the rale. Th© average price for
the lots was about 51400.
LOTS IN PARNASSUS TRACT
SELL AT GOOD PRICE3
The Western Mines . Company has
bought the Quartz Glen lode claim,
Quartz Glen placer, claim and Atwood
placer claim in Calaveras County."
An added force has been put on the
Haynes Flat placer mine, in Del Norte
County, near Crescent City.
Low rrade mines In the Alabama hills,
near Lone Pine, Inyo County, are being
reopened. . .
the camp is a hustling vilage of COO souls,
every neglected industry has been revived and
the future promises the most prosperous season
In the history of the camp. Copper City and
Bailee are aleo Influenced by the general awak
ening and vacant houses are becoming 1 notice
ably few. Bvery etage brings additions to the
population of these thriving camps. Superin
tended Keating has In service at the mine and
emelter about 250 men. and this force will prob
ably be Increased to 400 as the season advances.
PRESIDENT LOOKS HAPPY.
Muir is going to lead the President into
the depths of the Sierras. They will be
absent for two days and will be accom
panied by the two forest rangers. The
others in the Presidential party remained
at the Grizzly Giant, and will proceed Into
the valley in the morning. A large re
ception was held at W r awona for his
The President looked very : happy as he
was galloping up the mountain, and when
last seen ho had pitched his camp in the
grove for the night and was building a
crmpflre, happy as a schoolboy. Muir's
plan is to cut across the country to-mor
row by Mount Raymond, cross the south
fork of the Merced and wade through the
snows of the glacial meadows, reaching
Glacier Point by sunset. Sunday they will
go around by the Illiloutte into Little
Yosemite, thence into the valley proper.
The President expressed a wish to camp
out the entire three nights. He said he
did not want to go into a building of any
kind. He desired to be alone with na
ture and forget that he was' a man of
affairs. The members of his party be
lieve that, he will camp out In. the valley,
and not stay in Jorgenscn's cottage Sun
day night, as was expected.
The President will leave the valley early
When Ahwahnee was reached a stop
was made for lunch and the President en
thused over the beauty of the place.
Here It was that he first caught a glimpse
of the high, snow-capped Sierras. When
he began to ascend the mountain his en
thusiasm was thoroughly aroused. Be
neafh him lay the plains of the San Joa
(juin, stretching to the far distant
The entrance to the Big Trees was
reached at 3 o'clock, a distance of forty
four miles, entirely uphill, having been
covered in six and a half hours. At the
famous Grizzly Giant the enthusiasm of
President Roosevelt became intense. He
got out of the stage and lay fiat on his
back for half an hour, drinking in the size
and beauty of his environs. He was met
there by two forest rangers, Charles
Leidig and Archie Leonard. They had
saddle horses for the President and Mulr,
who is to go camping with him In the
paik. His face lit up as he saw the
hcrses and remarked. "Now I shall have
rest" He posed for several pictures _at
tho Grizzly Giant, but was impatient to
mount the horse and be off. He rode Miss
Bruce's saddle horse, Para, who is well
known for his high jumping and rough
maintain climbing. Para Is a magnifl
cpnt, high-spirited bay and the President
will surely get full enjoyment in rough
riding. When he was saying good-by to
his party the President said the trip had
been one of the finest In his life and had
presented the grandest forest eight' he
had ever seen.
All the way up the mountains John
Mrir. the naturalist, who has Joined the
party, explained the formation of the dif
ferent rock strata and the botanical
names of the wild flowers growing by the
special train pulled into
Raymond at 7:30 o'clock this morning. A
large crowd had gathered at the depot to
welcome the distinguished visitor and
after a short speech to the people he rode
away in one of the new stages of the
Yosemite and Turnpike Company amid
the- cheers of the population of Raymond,
en route to the Mariposa Big Trees. The
stage was in charge of Bright Glllespie,
one of the most competent drivers of the
line. GilleEpie has driven here for the
last ten years and is noted for his good
humor and anecdotes.
A detachment of the Ninth Cavalry
ficted as an escort to the President. When
lie arrived at Grub Gulch, thirteen miles
cut from Raymond, he made another
happy speech to the people gathered to
greet him. Grub Gulch is a typical Cali
forrla mining town.
Piesident Roosevelt sat on the box seat
with Driver Gillespie during the entire
trip and tock much pleasure in watching
him drive. He said there was no place
In the world where there could be such
FkiK shown in handling the reins, and if
all the other drivers were like Gillespie,
he marveled at the West.
WAWONA, May 15.— A per
fect day greeted President
Roosevelt, when, after an
uneventful night ride
from San Francisco, his
An amateur theatrical performance is
to be given next Tuesday evening. May
19. In aid of the British Benevolent So
ciety of California. A programme of
comediettas and vocal and instrumental
music will be given. Including Jeromo K.
Jerome's "Sunset"; the farce "A Box of
Monkeys." by Grace L. Furniss: a violin
solo by Miss Daisy Polk, and Miss Ger
trude Wheeler has promised to contribute
a vocal eoIo.
At the close of the entertainment the
orchestra and audience will Join in giving
"The Star-Spangled Banner" and "God
Save the King."
Tickets, all reserved seats, will be on
disposal at Sherman & Clay's to-day and
Monday and Tuesday. The performance
has been arranged under the patronage
of the following named: Mrs* Wilfrid B.
Chapman, Mrs. William Collier, Mrs.
Florence Atherton Eyre, Mrs. Margaret
Eyre Girvin, Mrs. Milton S. Latham. Mrs.
Eleanor Martin. Mrs. Charles Mason, Mrs.
Janet Porteous. Mrs. C. P. Robinson. Mra.
Monroe Salisbury, Mrs. A. B. William
son.'the Rev. F. Clampett, r>. r>,; th«
Rev. R. C. Foute. D. D.; William Greer
Harrison; Courtenay Bennett, his British
Majesty's Consul General, and Mrs. Em
ma Shatter Howard.
TO PLAY FOB BRITISH
Amateurs to Appear In Jerome K.
Jerome's "Sunset" and Farce
by Grace Furniss.
Pitches His Camp Just as
on the Grove.
The Planet Consolidated Is an old mine and
has been worked for a number of years. A
tunnel - 2600 feet long wu run several year*
ago, tut was found to be at leact CO feet too
high. A further drawback to the success of
the enterprise vu that much of the tunnel ran
through pipe clay, which is difficult to timber
properly, as It caves eo often. It etruck a good
channel of gravel, but the bedrock pitched too
steeply for convenient and cheap working, and
the men now engaged In the tunnel are drifting
no that the grade will be more nearly level.
The rrav€l now opened In the channel is of
low grade and is more than paying expenses.
The Steep Hollow mine, under the manage
ment of BqcJre Dewey, ran a tunnel 1800 feet
through bard bed rock before the Planet Com
pany purchased it. Prom this tunnel, which
was put In good shape, the Planet Company ran
a drift upward and etruck the channel.
BULLY HILL BOOMS.
There is renewed activity at Bully Hill,
in Shasta County. TJie Redding Free
Press describes the situation as follows:
The resumption ef operations by the Bully
Hill Copper Mlnlnr and Smelter Company at
t>elamar has awakened that camp from the
lethargy consequent upon the abandonment of
active cr-eratione la October, 1902, and to-day
The Nevada County Miner says that
work is proceeding at the Planet Consol
idated drift mine. • Thin mine is about
fourteen miles northeast from Grass Val
ley in Little York Township, between
Steep Hollow and the Bear River. The
paper has th« following:
Many Questions ar© asked concerning
th© vaJues in nitrate that might be real
ized from the deserts of California If the
predictions are fulfilled that the niter de
posit* in this State are found to equal
those In Chile. An official publication
just out gives the leading facts- relat
ing to Chile. Last year the output of
nitrates, aa reported by th© Nitrate As
sociation, amounted to 2.9S2,967,900 pounds,
¦which was 146,121,300 pounds more than
the total production for 190L
The exportation, according to R., E.
Mansfield. Consul' for the United States
at Valparaiso, who is the authority for
these etatements, was 3,OOS>M,000 pounds
last year, as compared with 2,738,522,800
pounds for the year 1901. The striking fact
is revealed by Consul Mansfield that there
was a sain in the export to the United
States last year of 40,200,000 pounds. All
< f this demand will possibly be satisfied
by California after the work of develop
ing the niter beds in this State shall have
The lowest delivery of Chilean nitrates
for any year in five amounted to 2.76S.S22,
000 pounds in 1S9S, and the highest record
for the five years was made in 19QL when
the total delivery was 3, 12S ,757,200.
Another phase of the Importance of the
nitrate Industry is found in the fact re
ported by Consul Mansfield that the small
est number of works in operation for
handling the nitrates is credited to 1S99,
¦when there were forty-four plants run
ning, and this number so far marks on©
extreme of the business that the maxi
mum of work is found to have been near
ly double in December. 1902, when th©
operating plants were eeventy-eight in
SOLD FOB MILLIONS.
The largest financial transactions con
cerning Pacific Coast mines of very re
cent time are reported to have ta'jen place
i:i Alaska. A bond is reported as having
been taken on 103 copper claims /owned
•y New York parties in Copper River Val
i<\v above Valdez, together with other
<'opper River properties, for $12,000,000.
The Gladlaugh mine on Latouch Island,
in Prince William Sound, is reported as
having been cold for Jl.ODO.OOO. A letter
to the Mining and Scientific Press from
Nome, dated March 1, contains the fol
Mining operation* envjr.d Xomf are pro
gressing, many dum^s being tak^n out for the
spring washing, j>artirularly on Teluk and Ot
ter creeks, anil the pay ffems to be uniform
i:ll along the beach line. Another and richer
pay streak has been Sound farther inland and
near the foothills. What «-ffect the wet winter
«Tvd the heavy mowiall will have on the own
ing of the eummiT season remains to be »e*n.
The pact winter's snowfall has been the heavi
est in the last four years. b*ins four feet on a
lereL The ground is, however, not frozen to
much depth owing to the rarly fnow In the
fall, which protected the ground. Considerable
interest is beinjc rhown in the Solomon River
country, where rich difginps are reported. The
tributaries of Shovel Creek are attracting a
pood many, especially Mystery Creek, wber^
*ix camps have been working all winter. At
ihe Dip Hurrah quartz mine, owned by C D.
l.ane. development is progressing and the shaft
1* down 110 feet. Ore is being taken out, show
lac free gold. A number of other quartz
ir.inee are being developed.
According to the Redding Searchlight,
the Balaklala Consolidated Copper Com
pany is planning to have one of the great
copper mining and smelting industries of
the country. It has filed upon rights that
are reported to be competent to supply
1000 inches of water and has contracted
for electrical power from the Northern
California Power Company. The Search
To meet the fresh demand upon its capacity
made by the lialaklala Consolidated Copper
«"ompany the Northern California Power Com
pany will imnWdiately begin work upon its
second power plar.t, on the North Fork of Old
row Creek, about five miles from Whltmore.
The preparatory work includes the construction
cf & short canal, the building of a reservoir
ana the laying cf the pipe line or penstock.
Actl\*e work was originally begun last fall, but
was «Jlsccntlnued during the winter months.
The Northern California Power Company is
also extending lie supply lines in this county.
As a result of the recent visit of President H.
H. Nobie and Manager Johnson to Kennet a
crew of surveyors under Engineer II. E. John-
Fon Is at work surveying the route for a trans
mission line from the company's substation at
Keswick. where the Mountain Copper Company
1s supplied with power for both Us mine and
pmelter. to the lialaklala mine, on Squaw
Oeek, near Kennet, a distance of about twelve
The Amador Ledger has the following
about the Alma mire:
There wa*. and ftlll it. some dispute affect
ing a portion of the premises Included within
the deed. When the ground was surveyed It
was found that the bond called for between
lour and five acre? for which the grantor had
no record title. There Is also some contention
regarding a strip of land fronting on the north
Jork of Jackson CrM-k, and which was for
merly used as a public road. D. Mattley, the
Frantor. obligates himself to furnish a title to
ell the land embraced In the deeds. It is re
ported that an effort will be made soon to float
the property and that foreign capitalists arc
expected to furnitfi the money needed to further
develop the ground. : • . ¦¦¦>_,
IN CALAVERAS COUNTY.
There Is considerable activity among the
mining claims in Salt Spring Valley, Cal
averas County so the Calaveras Prospect
reports. The Prospect says:
Thl« i» largely due to the extensive Improve
ments on the Itoyal mine at Ilodson, where l.Vl
f tamps are now being put In position In the
new mill. Mines have been bonded and. nego
tiation* to bond cr purchase others are coins
on. Mining men have been examining the
pround. looking for investments, and much de
velopment work Is being done. Expert testi
mony foes to nhow that large bodies of ore
accompany thl» portion of the mother lode
throughout Its whole extent. On the gherman
ranch Manager Rathburn is pounding out the
ore. Next to the ranch, on the north, the
Uv* Oak and Eeckley mines nav> been bonded
to Stockton capltlists, the Big Six claim Is
taking out pay Krit for smelting at Selby f s and
the Double B has pay ore.
HONOLULU, May 9-— Secretary of the
Territory Carter, as secretary of the
Board of Public Institutions, created un
der the new county law. has mad© a de
mand upon Superintendent of Publie
Works Cooper to turn over the public in
stitutions and property which tho act
says shall be under the control of th© new
board. These Include the wharves and
harbors, penal and reformatory institu
tions, the judiciary and capitol buildings.
Cooper refused to turn over anything,
basins his refusal upon his opinion that
the county act is invalid in that it con
flicts with the organic act. especially in
Bome of th© provisions relating to his de
Governor Dol© and th© other members
of the board have arranged with Cooper
that the matter shall be tested as speed
ily as possible and an early decision may
be looked for from the Supreme Court of
Hawaii. If the controversy should be
carried to other courts, however, a long
delay might ensue, as the questions in
issu© are in construction of a Federal
statute and are therefore only to be fin
ally determined in United States courts.
Cooper also refuses to act as executive,
officer for the new beard-
Special Correspondence ef The Call.
Gold Bearing Districts of
This State Report
Custody of Public Works
Must Be Determined by
Fruitless Demand Made
by Hawaiian Secre
tary on Cooper.
What California Deserts
May Hold in Store
NEW COUNTY LAW
BEAUTY AND GRANDEUR OF FAMED YOSEMITE VALLEY
FILL THE HEART OF THE PRESIDENT WITH DELIGHT
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1903.