TREASURE FROM THE EARTH
Condition of Mother Lode
EXGEUEHT ORE TAKEN FROM THE EUDORA
Sinking In Two-Compartment Shaft
of the Dreisam.— TTnwatering
the Ht. Pleasanton.
Pro>iJeo>.: About live mile* southeast
of Valley Spring's, across the Calaverss
river, is the Slato Creek mine, owned
by Edward Col & Co. There Isa
two-stamp mill running ou rich ore and
the mill plates can be scon heavily
charged with ainul^aui.* The ore is of
the same nature as the Koyal mine and
the vein can be traced about twelve
miles, by the cropping* showing at in
tervals. Along the vein arc the Volo
mine, the Alex Brown & Eproson. the
Beckley, Tilford, Deau and others until
the Royal is reached. The mineralogi
'. Cal character and" geological formation
is much the sumo and some of these
mines in the future, by good manage
ment and proper facilities for working,
may prove as lucrative to the owners as
does the Royal.
Quite a large force of nun is huw at
work on the Ghost mine, which has
just been cleared of water. The mine
will be put in the best possible shape for
Work on the Steveuot mine at Chap
. arrel Hill U suspended for the present,
and Mr. Stevenot has gone to Mariposa
where he is consulting engineer on 'be
Persian mine. ..... .
Work at the Crostr *bafi is progress
Citizen: Mining news is wry scarce
this week, the scarcity of water having
compelled a cessation of active opera
tion on many of the gravel mines in this
section of the mining 1 region. The
mlllB with a good water supply are
pounding away with the usual good re
sults. Where mines have been closed
■ down for the summer preparations are
being made for the coming winter, and
- gome big showings will bo made when
the rains again furnish an adequate
. water supply.
' Work at the Demurest mine has been
closed down on account of a scarcity of
water. Operations will be resumed as
soon as the rains come again. -
At the Grand View gravel mine near
Angels a new 50-horse power engine is
being put In to run the six ami ten
inch pumps, a large flow of water hav
ing been recently struck.
More prospecting than for a long
time past is being done in the vicinity
of Valleclto at the present time. . Most
of it is of a substantial nature and good
""results will no doubt follow.
In the Angels mine below the 700
level last week some very rich rock was
■truck as the work of sinking was going
on. The ledge is 18 inches In width,
sod the ore was 10 rich that it was
packed In boxes on the spot.
A crosscut in the Martha mine at
. Angels shows the vein to be from one
and a half to seven feet in width, with
much free gold in the central crosscut.
The north cut is eighteen inches and
•hows much gold. The ledge is three
feet In width in the south. The owners
are developing as fast as possible.
Fourteen men are employed at the
Oriole mine, at Angels, and the new
rock is very satisfactory to the owners.
Crosscutting is going on at the 400 level
and at the same time a station is being
cut at the 300 level.
Chronicle: The Eudora mine situ
ated near the West Point bridge and
owned by George J. Conprdon is making
a good showing as the work of develop
ment progresses. The tunnel is in 200
feet and at the end of it a winze is be
ing sunk. The three-foot ledge is
nearly all free milling, a portion of it
being "shipping. The former has
shown a yield of $42 to the ton, the lat
ter 1560. A shipment of the rebellious
ore will be made on the 1st prox. Mr.
Congdon intends to erect a mill upon
the mine in the near future.
The Nixon and Tom Sawyer proper
ties, situated just east of West Point
and owned by R. W. Nixon and sons,
are two of the best properties in West
Point district. Considerable develop
ment work has been done and the ore
ground in an arastra on the premises.
There are two shafts on these proper
ties, one 115 feet and the other 65 feet.
The vein runs iu width from one to
twenty Inches and the ore is very rich.
While some of it can be successfully
worked in the arastra, the greater part
of it Is "shipping" ore. The owners
are pusbiug developments with a view
to explore a junction of two veins which
Is believed to exist at a certain point
and when this is accomplished it is be
lieved that good results will be ob
. The Matrimony mine adjoins the
Blazing Star and is owned by J. S.
' Sherman. A tunnel has been run 450
feet to tap the vein and drain the shaft
of its water. The vein is of a fair size
and the ore will go $100 to the ton— free
The Gold Hill mine, located about
two and a half miles east of West Point,
has a shaft sunk to a depth of 80 feet,
showing 'an eight inch lead between
well defined walls. The ore is highly
mineralized, carrying a good percent
age of galena sulphurets. Selby's re
turns on the ore recently shipped there
for reduction, 1 shows that it paid $250 to
the ton, and from a quantity gathered
up in a hap-hazard way from the
dump, oro that had been cast aside as
refuse, the yield was 8130 to the ton.
The mine is idle at present, but Fred
; the ! owner, expects to re-
aume opera turns soon.
Jlew tira; Surface improvements are
feeing made at ttoC.hia.qiU propft.ra.tory
to a vigorous underground campaign.
Up to datn the mine looks a sure
Superintendent Moorhead is concen
trating all efforts at the Dreisam to
sinking in the two-compartment shaft.
Last night it had attained a total depth
of 345 feet. Throughout the mine tbe
quartz shows up strong both In quan
tity and quality.
■. At the Pearl, Mr. Tait's good thing
in the Confidence district, the main
Bhaft will probably reach the 100-foot
mark to-morrow, from which point a
crosscut will be driven to the rein, a
distance of 30 feet, and then drifting
and ore extraction will be In order,
further sinking In the shaft being con
tinued simultaneously. In the latter
working five feet per day can be made.
The Kodak, on the west side of the
north fork of the Tuolumne river and
two miles south of Carters, has been se
cured on a bond by a strong San Fran
cisco company from William Connally,
and last week work was started up on
the property In dead earnest. A cross
cut tunnel has been driven 70 feet and
in 20 feet more driving a contact with
tbe vein will have been effected. The
ledge itself is a well defined body of
quartz from five to seven feet wide that
numerous tests show -will mill from
31G to $20 per ton in free gold. There
are about 50 tons of rock already on the
dumps and 500 tons in sight in the
various old workings. Some time ago
Connally sunk a shaft to the depth of
25 feet on the ledge, every foot of the
way being, in particularly good ore.
The new company is credited with
plenty of means. and proposes to ag
gressively prosecute operations. The
Kodak bas already proved itself one of
the bust prospects in the district, be
fcides bearing every, iudioatiou of perma
Mother Lode: Billy Binghaui has
one of tho Gnest prospects in the moun
tain, near 'the Confidence mine, and
work is being prosecuted with vigor.
A fourteen -fool ledge which shows free
gold all the way across has been un
cevered. Wm. Fass, the cigar drum
mer, and a Mr. Bowles are interested
with Mr. Bingham in tbe claim. Ma
chinery will be put on to facilitate the
work of development.
Tho Confidence has got to a point
where the pay begins, and the com
pany fully deserves a long season of
prosperity for the faith tlfey . have
shown in working so long at a loss.
The new discoveries In this mine equal,
if they do not excel, the showing of
early days. A big vein of ore covered
all over with sparkling gold promises
big. dividends .in the future. After a
shutdown for repairs mine and mill will
open up on an era of prosperity.
EL DORADO COUNTY.
Republican : Mr. Longfield is rapidly
pushing the work forward on the tun
nel at the Robin mine. It will be 350
foet long when completed. Andrew
Johnson and Robert Atchison have
been assisting in the work.
Mountain Democrat: J. H. Bradley,
superintendent of the Omo mine, was a
visitor in Falrplay a few days ago and
Etated that everything about that
property was progressing satisfactorily,
with a certainty of the ten-stamp mill
starting up on the 23d instant.
At the Idaho mine, owned by Varoz
za, Reese & Roelke, the lower tunnel Is
In over 300 feet, with 100 feet yet to run
to "tap the lead. The property gives
promise of being a good thing for the
Nugget: At the Little Gem mine,
near Volcanoville, three eight-hour
shifts are steadily driving the tunnel
ahead on the ledge from the 200-foot
Development work at the Alpine gold
quartz mine uear Georgetown is being
6teadily prosecuted. The shaft is now
over one hundred feet in depth. A new
pump was put in the shaft during the
The work of unwatering the Mt.
Pleasant mine near Grizzly Flats, re
cently purchased by Brown Bros, of
O'.eta, is still being vigorously prose
cuted. The mine is now free of water
to the 600-foot level.
A number of men are steadily em
ployed at the Clark gravel mine near
this city blocking out a large body of
gravel. Preparations are being made
for the construction of a new mill on
this well known property.
Work has been entirely suspended at
the Esperanza mine, near Garden Val
ley, the property of the Garden Valley
Gold Mining Company, and the mine
is rapidly filling with water. The com
pany is selling the machinery, with
which the mine was splendidly equip
ped, as fast as possible.
The Boston and South Dakota Min
ing Company at Michigan BluS are
making extensive improvements at
their mine. A now boarding house,
office, and other necessary buildings
have just been completed. The con
struction pf a mill which will contain
all modern improvements will com
mence. Tbe latest appliances for ex
tracting gravel will bo Installed. The
company has 43 men on the payroll.
Wm. Muir is superintendent. — Colfax
Died at Volcano.
John Henry Richards died at Vol
cano Tuesday and was buried Wednes
day. Deceased had been sick for some
time and death was undoubtedly has
tened by neglect. For several days he
had lain on a blanket under an apple
troo where he died. The day befdre
he died' parties went to ' tbe place and
cleaned him, that' he might be more
comfortable. The next * day he died,
and was buried Wednesday.
Richards was a native of Maine, -and
aged about 65 years! He came to Cali
fornia nearly ten years ago, residing
nearly all of that time In Volcano, and
working as an engineer.
Mrs. Molile Fclger will receive dues
from members of -Ursula Pai-lor- N; t>
G. W., at the postpffice, until lodge
meetings are resumed.
DAIgY V. LjTTLEFJELP,
i Subscribe for the Ledger.
THE AMADOfi LEDGEB: JACKSON, CALITORyiA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1900.
Amador City Boy Sustains a
THE PIGEON CREEK SCHOOL HAS STARTED
People' Leaving Canyon.— W. White,
Formerly of French Creek
Hurt In Arizona.
Amador City, July 31, 1900.
Miss Laurel Lathleen of Sutter Creek
was the guest of Miss Llllie Setzer
Mr. Dunlap has returned from his
summer vacation and reports having
had an enjoyable vacation.
Willie Peters has returned to San
Francisco, where he will continue his
studies at the High School.
Miss Lillio Setzer visited friends in
Sutter Sunday. ' . . ..:.:!
Miss Vannio McLaughlin of Volcano
is the guest of Miss May me Horn
Misses Hattie and Minnio Hinkson
are spending. their vacation with Mrs.
Goodman, above Volcano.
. Will Betikeen and friends, who spent
a couple of weeks this summer in camp
ing in the mountains, returned Friday
. Miss Genevpivo Lynch returned to
her home in Oakland, Tueseay, 'after
several months' visit with her brothers
at this placo:. .
Yates Divkaou, accompanied by- bid
sister, Miss Edith, left this morning
for Portland, Oregon.
The Bachelors entertained a fow of
their friends at the Amador Hotel last
A surprise party was givon Fred
Beskeen last Saturday night at the
home of bis- sister, Mrs. R. Bennetts.
The evening was spent in playing
games, etc., after which refreshments
were served. It was not until a late
hour that Fred bid his friends good
Richard - Bennetts and Ben Honey
church spent Sunday at Kennedy Flat.
Miss Carsey Culbert Is quite slok.
It is feared that she has typhoid fever.
Miss Josie Mooney Is spending a
couple of weeks in the mountains.
Mr. Beskeen, an old resident of Ama
dor City, returned to his home In Sao
ramento after a visit with relatives
Mr. and Mrs. Noce of the Onelda
spent Sunday in Amador.
Mrs. Clark and daughter, Elsie, of
Sutter Creek, are the guests of Mrs.
M. B. Church.
Ed Lynch Is expected home to-night
after a short visit with relatives In
Walter Hartwick had his leg broken
Monday while working at the South
Spring Hill. Drs. Chrowder and
Freshman attended to the Injured lad
and it is thought ho will do nicely.
Harry Morehead, Amador's young
druggist, is visiting his parents at
Berkeley. His many friends hope It la
only to be a visit at Berkeley and that
he may return among us soon.
Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Palmer, formerly
of Amador, but who have been in
Kern county for some months past,
where Mr. Palmer has been engaged In
mining, are expeoted home this even-
Ing. Their many friends are glad to
hear of their return and hope they may
stay with us for some time,
W. S. Williams, who has had the
smallpox, Is improving rapidly, and
soon the quarantine will be lifted from
the house and the occupants be free to
entertain their friends.
Church services throughout the
week as usual; preaching Sunday
morning and evening by the pastor. -
A Game of Baseball at Omo Witnessed
By a Large Crowd.
AUKUM, July IK), 1900. .
Tho Pigeon Creek school started
Monday with Miss Annie Vogeli as
teaoher, everyono being pleased to get
her back once more.
Mr. and Mrs. Wrigglosworth, who
have been on the sick list, are on the
Maggie Slavich of Plymouth is the
guest of Mary and Addle Billalon.
Will Sharp and son, Johnnie, }ef t here
Saturday fur Grizzly Plat, where thoy
are engaged in making shakes.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W. Hite, who has been quite sick for
the past week, is slowly improving.
Mrs. Chester Perry and Mrs. Xute
Perry, Mrs. Frankio Burns and Mrs,
J. Cram were the guests of Mrs. Chas.
Bell last Wednesday.
Mrs. Wm. Green, who, haii been
visiting Mrs. Jas. McNaughtqn for the
past week, returned to her home at
Big Canyon Sunday last.
Joe Speakman and V. M. Colt, the
tombstone agent, passed through this
place Thursday on their way to Fair
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sharp paid Ply
mouth a visit last Thursday.
Quite a crowd of young people from
this place attended the baseball game
at Omo Sunday.
George Crouson made a flying trip
to Indian Diggings Saturday.
Chas. Bell had the misfortune to
lose one of his best horses last' week. ' '
"Gebrge'Rhoades of"Elk Grove, who
has been visiting at Chas. Bell's for
the past week, ' returned ' to his home
last week. ' Nome.
A Reception Is Given In the Hall To
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Potter.
PLYMOUTH, July 31, 1900.
Mrs. C. Shields and daughter, Mtac
Blanche Bennett, who have* been visit
ing friends lit Oakland for tho pasj £wg
months.' i"»fc"""»* J ■■ ' i ■•■■■: •• ..•
, -v.ua week ago, last Fri
day accompanied by Mr. Shields, who
joined them about two. weeks before.
Miss Alma Dugan, who was "quite,
sick with tqnsiUtis., is convalescent. ;
' Mrs.' Warren and her grauddaugh
teiV Miss Lucy Rowe, have gone tg.
Pacific Grove to enjoy a month's out-
Master George Pulloh returned from
Jackson a week ago last Saturday.
An interesting event of recent date
is tbe marriage of our prominent and
popular townsman, H. E. Potter, and
a well known and highly esteemed
young lady of Jackson, Miss Lola
Parker. They were married at Au
burn. On the evening of their arrival
home they were serenaded by the band
and a reception was held at the hall.
. W. T. Jones is visiting friends and
relatives in town. v-f.:
Mrs. A. J. Coster, after visiting in
Plymouth and Sicramento for some
time, returned Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Little left Wed
nesday morning for Lockford, San
Joaquin county. SEQTJOIA.'U'
Walter White Badly Injured In An
■ Canyon, July 29, 1900.
One by one everybody is going away,
with the exception of tho Vandalla
Supt. E. T. Kane and family, and
Mr. Metcalf have gone to Carters.
Lawrence Poundstone has joined his
father at Columbia, Calaveras county.
Anspn Davles went to Angels, but
'phoned back that he was on his way
to Arizona again.
John N. Becker is in Fresno county,
engineer at the Blue Rock mine.
Mrs. Wm. McCuen is visiting in Los
Geo. Ruoff has purchased McCuen's
Word came a day or so ago that
Walter White, of French Creek, who
has been at Fortuna, Arizona, for some
weeks, was seriously hurt In the mine
at that place. The accident was caused
by the skip getting away from the en
gineer. Ho will be ' brought home as
soon as he is able to ride. -
Mrs. W; A. Greon is still visiting in
Mrs. Leu Houx has returned from
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rooks and
daughter, Beeboe, of Nevada City,
have been the guests of the latter's
brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and
Mrs. E. C. Zerres.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Baccigalupl
have gone to San Andreas. Mr. and
Mrs. E. C. Zerres have moved Into the
former's house, which thoy have pur
Mr. James Nichols, book and picture
agent, visited us a few days ago, deliv
ering piotures and taking new orders.
Lewn and Laura White of Sacra
mento are guests of their uncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hanley.
Hill Stayer was welcomed back for a
few days' visit not long since. '
Miss Lorena Umstead of Sutter Creek
has been the guest of her aunt and
uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Ab Bale of the
Fort Yuma, for some time.
Mrs. Frankio Richardson has gone
Mrs. King Mars, of the Vandalla,
Is visiting her stater, Mrs. Ed Roelke
of Spanish Flat.
Edward Harrell of Pigeon Creek
visited his mother, Mrs. John N.
Becker, last week, i
Mr. Johnnie Rice made a flying trip
back to Big Canyon a few days ago,
after his first departure.
It is very hard for some Canyonites
to leave Big Canyon. The old place
has some attraction after all that
brings them back, .although some will
"never, never be coming back."
Well, it is too bad that a good part of
the attractiveness might be movable
property, and when their belongings
in the little lonesome camp is taken,
they will never come back.
Shoulder Dislocated Twice.
Some two weeks ago an Italian miner
in some manner dislocated his right
shoulder at the Amador King mine
near here, but the shoulder was put
back in place without the aid of a
physician. The shoulder seemed quite
weak and was painful for some time.
Last Tuesday morning, while at work
in the mine, the shoulder was again
dislocated. The man was striking a
drill and the motion gone through
when striking heavily threw the
shoulder, which had been weakened
by the former dislocation, out of place.
The man camo to town and obtained
State Fair of 1900.
Frgin September 3,d to. 15th the State
Fair of 1900 will be in progress at Sac
ramento. . There will be two weeks of
running, trotting and racing.
There will be a grand display of
fancy cattle, horses, swine, sheep, stan
dard and fancy breeds of poultry, dogs
and belgian hares.
There will be special amusements for
each day and eyening, and entertain
ment in endless variety has been ar
-. For further particulars see their ad
vertisement elsewhere In this Issue.
Smallpox at Gwin Mine.
Ernest Taylor, of the Gwln mine,
was declared 111 with smallpox last
Monday, but In a very mild form.
That morning his mother* Mrs. B. F.
Taylor, accompanied by her son,
Walter, left for San Francisco, when,
after an extended visit, Walter would
have proceeded to Hoitt's school at
Menlo Park, and resumed his studies
on the 6th of this month, but upon
being 'notified by telegraph of the sick
ness of Ernest, returned that evening.
Sold His Buiinesi.
L. N. Keagfo wha na s boon in the
saloon 'business In Jaokson for several
years, sold all Interest in the same to
Frank Burgln this week. Mr. Keagle
has built up a good business here, but
at present business Is quiet. He and
his family will move (rom town. ""
Wo, the undersigned, wish to extend
our sincere thanks to the many kind
people of Amadcr City and vicinity for
their mqny kindnesses to us in our
.\lrs. H. B. Hinkson,
H. B. Hinkson, v
Mrs. M, H. Knxght.
ACCIDENT AT SOUTH EUREKA
Two Miners Killed and Fore-
FATAL ACCIDENT AT STANDARD COMPANY'S DAM
Aged Workman Ii Caught By a
Palling Bank and The Next
Last Saturday morning a fatal acci
dent occurred in the South Eureka
mine near Sutter Creek. Two Italian
miners wore killed and the foreman
About 10:30 the men wero at work
In one of the stopes, repairing the
work 6, and timbering. While pro
ceeding thus a large body of rock fifty
feet long, ten feet wide and - about
twenty feet deep gave way from the
roof of the stope. One of the miners,
Antonio Baldassari by name, was found
at the far end of the cave crushed be
yond recognition. His partner was
buried under the mass of rock. Men
crawled up the chute leading to tho
stope and dug up into the mass. For
tunately they struck the right spot
and about 2 o'clock that afternoon the
body of Abondlo Gattanini was recov
ered. The flo.or of the stope was of
a soft nature, but he too was crushed
beyond recognition. He was found in
a crouched position, every bone in his
body being crushed. The foreman was
slightly Injured about the hip and
Both bodies were taken to Sutter
Greek and prepared for burial. The
funeral of Abondio Gattanini was held
under tho auspices of tho Italian Be
nevolent Society, of* which he was an
honored member, last Monday.
The remains of Antonio Baldassari
were embalmed and retained until the
arrival of hi» brother from Colorado.
An Employe of the Standard Company
Last Saturday there occurred to an
employe of the Standard Electric Com
pany an accident that proved fatal. A
company of men have been at work
for some time, making an excavation
for a large reservoir, at Tabeau's place
seven miles from Jackson.
It was just before quitting time and
at one end of the big dam John Beachl
and his partner had set off a blast.
The effect of the blast was not satisfac
tory as It tore a hole In tho base of the
bank without bringing down the whole
thing as was expeoted. Beaobi's part
ner got a crowbar and got upon the
bank, which was eight feet high, and
tried to pry it down. Failing In this
they both began to pick immediately
under the bank. They had proceeded
thus but a few minutes when tho bank
suddenly gave way, falling upon both
men. Beachl sustained a broken leg,
and was badly crushed In the region of
the kidneys, while his partner reoelved
only slight Injuries.-
The company's physician, Dr. Sim
mons of Sutter Creek, was hastily
summoned, and proceeded with all
haste to the place where the accident
occurred, obtaining a fresh team in
Jackson. Dr. Simmons found Beaohl
in a critical condition and stayed with
him until death relieved the patient of
his suffering at 3 o'clock Sunday
Sunday the body was brought to W.
E. Kent's undertaking parlors In Jack
son, where It was prepared for burial.
The following day the remains were
taken to San Andreas, the home of
Deceased had liye^ for a number of
years abqut (qur mlies out of San An
dreas, and leaves a wife and four chil
dren. He was a native of Germany.
DEATH OF JOHN BTIVITCH.
Superintended the Construction of His
Final Beating Place.
John Stlvitch, who for half a century
had been a resident of Jackson, known
to the people iv this commumity as
"Big John," passed into eternity last
Friday night and was buried Sunday.
Tho deceased had been sick a long
time, and was expecting death at any
time. For fifty years ho had lived
hero, and was worth several thousand
dollars. His domestic life was simple,
and he was very eccentric.
Somo time ago he got the idea that
ho would design and superintend the
construction of his fin^l resting place.
He made pj^ns which were carried out
to his satisfaction.
The grave is seven feet in depth and
walls of concrete nearly eighteen inches
in thickness, with an equal thickness of
concrete on the bottom, lines this pe
The casket rested upon Iron bars
reaching across the grave a foot from
the bottom. About eighteen Inches
from the top bars were placed across In
the same manner. Over these bars
was to have been placed a marble slab,
but the slab not having arrived in
time, a heavy piece of zinc ws,s substi
tuted, which fitted snugly. Upon this
, has been placed a layer of concrete, and
a slab of marble bearing the customary
inscription will soon bo In position.
His will provides 8800 for this wqrk.
Andrew Perpvioh, a nephew of the
deceased, is the only relative here and
Is named ai executor. We are Informed
that Stivitch left his nephew $1000.
Stivltch was 75 yearß of age and a
native of Austria.
John Orlllo was In Jackson Wednes
day, retur&Uig with a few' luxuries' In
the way of tomatoes' and watermelons,
the first to be' brought into Volcano
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence. W. Freeman .
were passengers on the incoming stage
People in and around Jackson, who '
have stock of any kind, have been fill- :
in? their barns.' with' bay' this. week. :
Say wound ' here" is oi' a fair quality '
this year, * -• ,
OUR PRESENT. CONDITION.
Cues of Smallpox Rapidly Decreasing and
■ Amador county has suffered severely
from the many rumors and malicious
articles which have been published by
certain of our contemporaries, in which
Jackson is imposed upon.
In regards to the quarantine meas
ures that have been taken here, every
thing possible has been done to check
the spreading of smallpox. Not only
have the health officer and the other
physicians and authorities done much
to stamp out the disease, but the peo
ple have made -unusual efforts toward
that end. Dr. H. H. Look, a repre
sentative of the State Board of Health,
and one of the ablest experts in the
State on smallpox, said that although
under great difficulties Jackson has
sustained the best quarantine measures
he has ever been called to Investigate.
It Is not right and It shows Ignorance
to criticise the actions of the authori
ties, when we know from personal ob
servation that everything possible has
been done, and done promptly. When
threatened with a severe epidemic the
State Board of Health was notified, and
that body was asked to assist us, which
they did. The disease has been well in
hand since first discovered and most of
the new cases have been in houses
that are quarantined. Nurses were
scarce and relatives were compelled to
wait on tho sick ones, thus bringing
tho whole family in contact with the
disease, consequently there has been
several cases In one family in a number
. All of last week there was but one
new case of smallpox reported. There
.has been but two deaths, one of which
was indirect, there being a complica
tion of diseases, and the other was
caused by the patient encountering a
The recently issued circulars give
evidence as to the interest taken in the
work by the authorities, and shows
that they are making strenuous efforts
for the extermination of the disease.
If the citizens of our town consider
these warnings useless, and do not heed
the advice that has been offered, what,
then, can be .done? Can our Health
Officer or authorities be condemned for
the inactivity of the people, and the
disinclination of our citizens to take
advantage of these simple precautions,
when it may possibly bo a matter of
life or death? No action Is taken by
our authorities that Is not sanctioned
by the leading citizens of the commun
ity. People- who have, or who are
even suspected of having come in con
tact with smallpox have not been out
of town unless the necessary precau
tions have been taken.
"Are not the people entitled to know
the truth of the matter"? Indeed,
they are. The various towns of this
county have been Informed of the state
of affairs in Jackson by the proper au
thorities, and in every Instance their
word has been doubted. This Is wrong.
The authorities are sworn to truthful
ness and faithfulness in their official
capacity, and have given but any infor
mation that has been aaked for. For
the benefit of those who are in doubt,
an Invitation has been extended to any
reputable citizen or physician in the
county to come to Jackson and he
would be shown every case we have,
but no one has taken advantage of It,
not even the physicians of our neigh
boring towns. :
Jackson has not "Imposed upon the
remainder of the county." Is It any
worse for the vehicles of our business
men, or families, who have resided In
Jackson, and after tho advioe of the
Health Officer has been sollolted, and
those parties have been declared free
from contagion, to leave our town,
than for parties from the towns to
come to Jackson for a few hours, min
gle with our people and return. Every
day since the breaking out of the
smallpox we have been visited by peo
ple from our neighboring towns. This
is not a well-selected time for a stirring
up of the rivalry between our towns,
and only makes a bad matter worse.
During the past week only two new
cases of smallpox has been found In
Jackson and all of the patients are im
proving. The houses that have been
infested with the disease are being
fumigated and the occupants are being
released upon tho expiration of the
time of quarantine, The Health Offi
cer reports everything in a very favor
able cp.nditipii, and in a few weeks the
epidemic will bo completely stamped
A Message of Condoleuce.
A meeting of prominent born Italians
was held in Hon. D. B. Spagnoli's law
offices Wednesday afternoon for the
purpose of adopting resolutions express-
Ing their sincere sympathy for the
groat loss recently sustained by the
Italian nation In the death of a beloved
king. The following telegram, trans
lated Into English, was sent to C. G.
Calegaris, an intimate friend of the de
ceased king, and who in turn handed it
to the proper officials of the Italian
Benevolent Society in San Francisco:
To Cavaliore G. Calejjaris.
IT/ : San Francisco, Cal.
The Italian Colony of Amador county
unites with their country-men in
San Francisco In expressing sentiments
of oondolenoe for tragic death of
the beloved, Sovereign Umberto, Kinc
of, Italy:' ■"
Signed, Aw. D. B. Spagnoli,
Aw. A Camlnetti,
for the Colony,
Dated, August 1, 1900,
Installation of Officers.
The following officers of Excelsior
Parlor, No. 31, N. S. G. W., were in
stalled by District Deputy William Mc-
Laughlln of Amador City, Wednesday:
Past President, C. B. Ardltto; Pres
ident, E. G. Turner; Ist Vice Pres., C.
M. Smith; 2d Vice Pres.,R. I. Ken",
3d VloePres., John Cademartorl; Re
cording Secretary, B. R. Breese; Fi
nancial Secretary, C. M- Kel',ey; Treas
urer, H. C. GarDArinr, Marshal, Walter
Cofer; Inside. Sentinel, S. N. Spagnoll;
! Outside Sentinel, A. Ratto; Trustee,
A. L. Stewart.
The ability and faithfulness to. pffic-
l? 4 duties of our authorities has been
noticeable during our siege of small,
pox. Our officials have been constantly
on tho alert and very prompt and care
ful la their movements,
A PARIS COMMUNICATION
Our Correspondent Attends
THE PROGRAMME ENDS WITH A BOLL FIGHT
The Blood-Curdling Features of a
: 801 l Fight Are Vividly
(From Our Regular Correspondent.)
Paris, Prance, July 9, 1900.
A few days ago I spent an evening at
one of the foremost variety theatres In
Paris, the Folia Bergere. The pro
gram which began well with a most
beautiful ballet soon fell back Into the
regular succession -of acrobatic per
formances, clowns, soubrettes, and one
act "specialties so familiar to the au
diences of the larger oitles of the
United States. The climax of the per
formance everyone felt was to lie in the
bull fight announced well down toward
the end of the program.
When at length this number was
reached, the excitement of the audience
became palpable. The orchestra
played the shivery tremulous "Lizzy
crossing the ice" music, so known from
Uncle Tom's Cabin days. THe curtain
was raised and the stage cleared. A
half dozen workmen brought In with
a great deal of labor heavy Iron posts
and planted them firmly across the
front of the stag\j. Onto these as
supports there were clamped tier on
tier of lateral bars, men working from
the inside and outside of the fence.
This enormous iron' barricade was
bolted firmly together and reinforced
by stays from the side of the audience.
The completed structure was fifteen
feet in height, and there was some ex
citement when the last workman left
on the outside clambered over the
fence to regain the stage. Meanwhile
upon the stage a semi-circle of detach
able board fencing was arranged and
above this a balcony, where presently
a small audience of gaily dressed people
took their places. Soon the matadors,
one or two mounted, all gaily dressed,
marched Into the ring, and after a
solemn procession, threw off their extra
garments, tossing their gloves and
capes to their favorite sweethearts in
the balcony. They then with. the au
dience waited with bated breath and
painful suspense for the impending con
flict. Presently there was pushed
through the doorway onto the stage a
gaunt young bellowing calf. This
poor innocent, with delicate pink
horns just peeping from under the red
hair of his forehead, made violent ef
forts to escape back Into bis stall, but
presently It was In the ring and the
gate was barred behind it.
Then a half dozen burly Spaniards
"took their lives in their hands," so to
speak, and began to prod this calf
about the ring. The anxiety of the
animal was always and only .to escape.
At one time It would run to the gate,
at another, trembling with fright, It
would pass back and forth along the
Iron barricade fit to he compared with
the Paris monumental gateway at the
Exposition, and strong enough to hold
baok all the wild bulls in the swamps of
the Guadalquivir; and this little calf
would try to find a place big enough to
admit both of its little horns at once,
bellowing all the while for the meroy of
a Parisian audience, In whioh there
was a sprinkling of Americans.
When this unfortunate made a quick
move, aU the brave Spaniards would
; vault the rear fence Into the passage
way between it and the balcony where
the Spanish maidens were supposed to
be urging them on with shouts and the
waving of fans and shawls. When
danger was passed, they sprang gal
lantly baok and stuck a few bradded
spears decked with ribbons into the
'houlders of the calf. Finally, since
calves are too expenstve to kill for sport
every night in Paris, the doors of the
stable were opened and with a parting
bellow of delight, with tall In the air
and scampering hoofs, the calf disap
peared, his tortures over until 10 p. m.
the following evening.
But Paris and the French authorities
have this year again consented to pl»£e
themselves on the lowest level In the
amusement world by permitting and
patronizing, real bull fights in the
neighborhood of this city. A few days
since a most disgraceful series of pro
ceedings took place at Devil. The at
tractive program spread before the
audience there included the slaughter
of six bulls, in the killing of only one
of which there was reported to be any
skill. There was an attempt to assassi
nate one of the matadors before the
sport began : there were a number of
horses disemboweled; there was a free
fight in the audience between a man
and a woman.
While the last bull was being killed
seventeen ladies fainted and had to be
carried out. One wonders why these
delicately organized persons were there
and why they could find within them
selves no premonition of the brutal
character of the performance before
they presented themselves at the ampi
At the close of the performance the
police of the noble republic of ' 'Liberty,
equality and fraternity" played . the
part of henchmen to the sport and
cleared the building for the proprie
tors, shutting out the crowd to go
hooting and fighting down the ad
jacent streets. The admirers of France
as a conservator of liberty and as a na
tion preeminent in refinement as ex
pressed In Its art and its industries will
regret that the French authorities have
permitted such a performance aa the
one last mentioned to take place.
It may be answered that America as
the home of the prize fight has nothing
to. say, but there is a fundamental dif
ference between a bull fight and a prize
fight, The latter permits the perfect
preservation of tho prlnoiple of fair
play; the former violates it in a cow
ardly way, matching an untrained
i brute against a. apsen skilled, men., The
English common law has had an im
mense influence in cultivating- the sense
of fair play in England and her colonies
and in America.- In none of these
countries is the bull fight permitted.
In whatever country the bull fight Is
popular, the criminal law and the con
stitution and practice of criminal courts
will bear careful examination.
Interesting JTeviy Items About Our la-
Ml Aflslrf. >i
lone flour is Peerless. - 6-22-tf
Judge John F. Davis has gone below
for a few weeks' vacation.
Wednesday was an exceedingly warm
day. The winds were heated by forest
fires. * . ■
Call at the Red Front and examine
those 82.60 Men's pants, aug3
William Jones came over from Ply.
mouth Wednesday and will remain
Mrs. L. N. Keagle returned front a •
several weeks' sojourn In the valley
towns Tuesday. % 'J
Men's pants for 11.50 at the. Red
E. Cohen, of the Jackson Bargain
Store, visited In San Franolsco several
days this week. v.
V. Raffante has moved bis family
into the Jelletioh residence formerly
occupied by L. N. Keagle.
The best flour made Is made in lone.
Use Peerless. 6-22-tf
You can always get strlctlj first-class
fresh fish the year round at A. B. Gam.
inetti's Central Market. 6-8-tf
Hon. A. Camlnetti returned from a
meeting of the Democratic committee,
of which he Is a member, Tuesday
- ' .• '
Joe Cademartori has been unable to
work for the past two weeks on ac
count of injuries received while lifting
a timber In the Kennedy mine.
Lay dusters from 30 cento up, at
H. Cramer, the Insurance agent, was
In Jackson to arrange for the payment
of the life policy held by the bite Wm.
J. R. Buddell, this week. ~
For lumber, laths, shingles, lime and
cement, see Amador Mills, lone. 6-29tf
Joe Marre left yesterday for a tour
through the cattle country to procure
winter stock. He will be gone about a
Early this week a brush fire started
just above Sutter Creek. It haifol*
lowed the creek and is now raging In
the timber belt several miles above
Sutter Creek. % '.
The finest building lumber obtainable
can be had at the Amador County Flour
Mills, at lone. •<_•> '. 6-22-tf -
David Fisher and daughter of Clin.
ton spent a part of last and a few days
of this week in Jaokson. Early this
week they were joined by Charlss
The number of smallpox cases are
gradually diminishing, andlnaweek
or two more there will be very few.
Commercial men are beginning to take
courage. ' *
Wanted— Laundry work for the
new laundry, one door south of Lang«
horst's, Summit street. A Jackson
institution. All tub work. Satisfac*
tlon guaranteed. Charges reasonable.
Delivery prompt. ' aug3t2
The remainder of the stock of the
late store of George Newman ni
shipped below this week by Mr..
Greese, who for the past few days has
been In charge.
In the past eighteen months there
have been but three jury trials in this
county, and one of those only occupied
the attention of the jury for one day.
Mrs. £. A. Freeman and children,
Mrs. E. G. Freeman, Mrs. Thomas
Peek and child, and Miss Payne were
passengers on the incoming stags
Miss Bertha Bowell was successful in
getting into Amador City this week.
She recently went over, but was seat
back to Jackson because of the small
pox here. :;:v-,Y.': ;:v-,Y.'
The great State Fair of 1900 at Sac.
ramento will continue two weeks, from
September 3d to 15th. Attend this
Fair and learn the many resources of
Death of Anton Gagre*
■ Mews of the death of Anton Gagre,
at San Rafael, formerly of this place,
was received by his friends here Wed
Gagre came to Jackson In the sum
mer of 1897 and accepted a position as a
waiter from Supervisor P. Dwyer at
the Globe Hotel. He was a first-class
waiter and served the hotel in! that ca
pacity for about a year. He then be
came a partner in the Louvre restaur
ant in the Weil and Renno building
with A. Lubimar, with whom he stayed
about 18 months. Selling his interest
iv the Louvre to Lubimar, he and Ned
Taraz bought all Interest In tbe Olym
pus, but the health of Gagre compelled
him to retire from business within A
few weeks. ,
After spending a week or two around
here with friends, he went to San Ra
fael. It was only sevon weeks ago thst
he left here. His health was gradually
declining and on July 31st he died.
Deceased came to this country 13
years ago in company with A. Lubi
mar. His parents reside in Austria.
The funeral took place yesterday in
Saa Francisco at 1:30 o'clock from the
hall of the Austrian Military and Be
nevolent Association. Interment at
Laurel Hill cemetery.
Card of Thanks.
We, the undersigned* hereby desire
to express our sincere and heartfelt
thanks to the persons of Jackson who
so kindly tendered their assistance and
sympathies during our recent affliction
by the loss of our beloved wife, daugh
ter and sister, Mrs. Rose Datson; and
especially to George Huberty, the uo
! dertaker, who so sacrificingly took
charge of the remains and conducted
the interment thereof, and we recom
mend him to the people of this vicinity
for his'courtoousnoss, promptness and
efficiency. Joseph Datson,
Mrs. M. Holtz and
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