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THE COCOJC1XO SUN.
Johnson Canyon Dam.
The Santa Fe Pacifie Railroad Cora
puny havo completed their new steel
dam across Johnson eanjon, east of Ash
Fork. The dam is forty feet high and
backs up the water for 3,000 feet. The
dam is now Cull of water and the rail
road company consider that they have
a water supply that will Inst them a
The dam at Sellguiau has no water in
it at present, and water is being hauled
to that place from Ash Fork. The Sel
igman dam is the largest reservoir jet
constructed by the Santa Fo Pacitle
and when tilled will hold a two j ears'
The Walnut can on dam, southeast
of this place, is still dry, but it is ex
pected that the melting snows will till
it during the next few weeks. Four
teen miles of pipe line connect this
dam with Angell.
All the pipe lines from the dams are
gravity lines. The lino from Johnson
canyon to Ash Fork being seven miles
long and from the Seligman dam to
Soligman six miles.
It is said that these dams cost the
railroad company nearly S1.0,(XX), but
that they will save the company that
amount of money, should they be tilled,
within a j ear. The reservoir at Will
lams, the first experiment of the kind
by the Santa Fe, and which cost ttJ,
00J, has in the past three j ears saved
the companj several times its con.
Mrs. Sarah Jones died in Preseott on
Tuesdaj. She was a native of Wales
and 74 j ears old.
W. D. Hanson died last Mondaj at
the Sisters' hospital in Phoenix after a
few weeks' illness.
C M. Hall, of Mesa, last week fell
from a doorstep, breaking his hip and
sustaining injuries which caused his
Simeon Stacj , fiO j ears old and a well-to-do
farmer, died at his residence,
eight miles west of Phoenix, last Wed
nesday of hemorrhage of the lungs.
Frank Murrell, a native of Ireland,
aged f7 jeais, died in the county hos
pital at Prescott last Saturday. Ho
had been an inmate since last August.
Hugene Campbell "died in Phoenix on
Sunday. He had soned on the police
force of that city and had leen u resi
dent of Maricopa county for fifteen
Frank Salor and family were bo
reaed on Saturday last by the drown
ing of their jear-and-a-half-old baby in
the ditch near their home, three and a
half miles southeast of Tempe.
The man named Hurr, thought to be
iti-ane, who was taken charge of by the
officers recently and committed to the
county hospital of Yavapai county, died
there a few das ago of congestion of
The Mutual Life.
The annual report of the Mutual Life
Insurance Company of New York just
issued show s that company to have made
noteworthy advances, as usual, in ovorj
department of its business. The assets
on December 31, 1807, amounted to
i2."3,78i,437, showing an Increase for the
jeur of 10,O42,28').24. The eash in
come for the twelve months aggregated
J.M,lti2,f07.2.'l, and the disbursement
for death claims, matured endowments,
dividend and other accounts to $30,121,
OiKMX). The surplus fund from which
dividends are now paid now aiftounts to
r,,.VJ3134. With tho growth of Income
it will be observed that a corresponding
lienefit is derived by those who hold the
company's contracts. A brief presen
tation of the results of tho ear's busi
ness is the liest tribute to the care and
sagacity shown by the management of
this great companj. Tho Mutual Life
in 1807 gained in assets, $10,042,280.24:
gained In premium Income, 3,0!M,787.
7!); Increased its total outcome, 4,4.V),
1)12.011: increased its surplus, $;,774.(170.
80, and dect eased Its expenses. $140,-178.31.