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ABOUT OUR GOLD MINES.
J. R. Tregloan Superintend-;
ent of the Melba.
IHE PROSPECTS Al IHE GOLDEN WEST MINE
Strike of Gravel Ore In the Larkin.—
I f . New Water Power Machin
ery for the Cambriana.
CALAVERAS COUNTY- -
I Prospect: Tho nowly organized
Ozark Mining company', operating on'
6-milo, near Murphys, is pushing
operations with all possible vigor.
The new hoist has proved to bo a suc
cess, and tiro work of sinking was com
pleted without a hitch. Last Monday
bedrock was reached after passing
through 25 feet of gravel, every foot of
which showed good prospects in the
pan. Very little water. was encounter
ed, the whole amount at present not
exceeding 50 gallons for 24 hours.
,',Th.e company will at present proceed
to break out Uie ground as fast as
possible. Though it cannot bo washed
at proseut, for lack of wator, it will be
all ready when the water doe* come.
The dry weather is favorable for the
present working of the mine, and the
location of tho channel seems' to bo
abovo tho others of that district, where
the great volume of water has made
the work very, expensive. The
channel of the Ozark seems to be a dry
one, and oven in tho wet season there
is not much water. The gold is ex
ceedingly coarse aud thu promise for a
rich mine is first-class.
', 'Chronicle: Tlie Lone Star mine is
again al work under the management
of a contractor from Xexada City. A
crew of men arrived hero during the
week from the city mid work sinking
the shaft is now going on. The shaft
is to be sunk 350 feot .deeper. The big
reservoir of the Lone.. Star Mining
Company, on "tho Volcano road, at a
place called Big Flat, about a mile aud
a half from West Point, which has
been in tho process of construction for
somo timo past, is now completed.
This company has started to build an
other reservoir on the north fork of
the Mokelumno river near Mc-
Quaide's ranch, about eight miles
aboye West Point. They aro putting
on a large crew of laborers and last
Sunday Dave Berry, of the Valley
Spring stage line took up a load of ten
men who will go to work there.
We understand that the Defender
mine at Camp Contreras has passed by
bond into other hands, under which
management the shaft is to bo gunk
300 feet which will make a total depth
of about 700 feet.
W. W. Wcatherwax, superintend
ent of the BuWlcna mine at Carapo
Seco, was in town last Tuesday. He
reports that operations will be com
menced at the mine in about ten days.
A new steam hoist will be erected and
a doublo-corapartuiont shaft will bo
sunk to a depth of two or three hun
dred feet.
At the annual meeting of tho Melba
Gold Mining Company, held Sept. 12th
1900, the following persons were
elected directors: W. H. Busch, J. P.
tßixford, W. H. Hutchinson,' E. Carl
Bank, P. B. Whittiold, A. W. Bean,
Geo. W. Baker, John R. Tregloan.
Work- will soon bo resumed under the
Buperintendency of Mr. Tregloan.
TUOLUMNE COUNTY
Independent: Messrs S. S. Potro
vich of San Francisco and G. Ghiglieri
and L. Giumbonini of Stockton, were
in Tuoluinno this wcok examiniug the
Golden West mine in which they are
Interested. This property is situated
on tho Comstock ranch, near the"
Black Oak mine, and is being operated
by tho Golden West Mining and Milling
Co., of which Mr. Potrovich is general
manager. The gentlemen were accom
panied to tho mine by Surveyor
Eugene Barton, who is engaged in sur
veying a sito for a mill which will be
erected on tho property. Mr. Barton
is also surveying tho bouudary lines.
The outlook at the mine is highly
satisfactory. Several weeks ago a fine
shoot of ore was uncovered, ombracing
a ledge four feet wide and showing
gold freely the width of tho vein. The
company is going ahead with their
work in a business like manner and
will undoubtedly meet with liberal
reward.
Tho Four Oaks hail a, bad eave-iu a
few days ago and while no one was
injured, it did some good as it brought
down rock containing gold.
Held Up.
Two rueu from San Andreas were
held up in the tenderloin district of
Jackson last Wednesday night, ono of
whom wa3 knocked down and relieved
of $35. The othor ouo used his legs
and escaped. Constable Kelly and
Knight Watchman Parker arrested
Fred Campbell tho following day and
charged him with tho . crimo. He
strenuously denied the charge. He
■was soarched but nothing incriminating
was found.
On Every Bottle
Of Shiloh's Consumption cure is this guaran
tee: "All we ask of you is to use two-thirds of
the contents of this bottle faithfully, then if
you can s»y you are not bcnelited. return the
bottlo to your druggist aud lie may refund the
price paid." Price paid 25c, 50c and $1. For
sale by A. Goldner, Druggist. *
Uncalled-for Letters
Letters 'remaining unclaimed In tho
Jackson, Cal., Postofflco, for tho week
ending September 28, 1900:
Paris, Florcntim s Fenogllai Mrs. 11.
Stlce. O. G. (cd)
G. C. FOLGKK, Postmaster.
Installation of Officers.
Jackson Kebekah Lodge No. 5, will
install officers on Wednesday evening,
O/jt, jQth. A full fttk>ndaacs ft d.Q^iro^,
: Suit Against Central .Eureka.
The East Central Eureka Mining
Company has brought -suit against the
Central Eureka Mining Company for a
large sum, said to be $120,000. The
papers beginning tho suit were recently
tiled in ihe County Clerk's offlico of
this county, and tho first hearing has
been set by Judge Rust for Oct. 6, 1900.
Tho plaintiff, among other things,
alleges as follows: '"That defendant
has sunk an incline shaft upon the
lands and premises adjacent to the said
lands of plaintiff, and is now wrongfully
and unlawfully and without tho license
or consent of said plaintiff, working
and mining said ledges and mining
ground and taking out and extracting
therefrom and carrying away and con
verting to its own uso the mineral
bearing quartz contained therein of
great value, and that the said defend
ant threatens to continue said wrong
ful acts and threatens to continue to
take out mineral bearing ore from said
vein belonging to plaintiff.'.'
A Painful Mistake.
* In the San Francisco "Call" of Sept.
25, under the head of "Death of J.
Forcade to be Investigated," there ap
peared a dark insinuation against
undertaker Geo. Huberty of this place.
The Call gave as its authority a latter
which was written- from Jackson "in
which it was stated that Forcade had
had a quarrel with George Huberty
and received several severe blows in
the encounter." ■'
Thoro appears to be no ground what
ever, for tho above. Forcade roomed
in Huborty's house for about two
years. They were like brothers in
every respect, and never had a dis
pute nor the semblance of one during
tho whole timoi During Forcade's
sickness Mr. Huborty cared for him as
only, one dear friend would care for an
other. . Tho story is falso in every
particular, and has either grown out of
a misinterpretation of the letter written
from here or it is the ' result of some
mischief maker. Geo. Huberty refers
to the whole town of Jackson, as to his
reputation, and to all of Forcade's
friends, here relative to the warm
friendship that existed between de
ceased and himself.
SUPERIOR COURT.
Columbia Gold M and M Co vs A Caminetti et
al— Order overruling demurrer. . -
Mary £ Harmon vs Elizabeth Speer et al—
Order sustaining demurrer.
Simone Molflno vs D H Kule et al— Order sub
stituting executrix as plaintiff.
S Oncto rs P Kelly— Trial continued to Oct.
4th. . . ";
Gullia M Oneto vs Banolomeo Oneto— Trial
in progress.
People vs William Lester— Plead guilty; sen
tenced to serve two years in San Quentin.
B Levaggl vs O Gall et al— Hearing on motion
for change of venue continued to Oct. 6th.
Estate of J P Thomas— Petition of bondsmen
dismissed.
Estate of James Speer— Order denying costs
of administratrix on contest.
Estate of Elison C Buffner— Order appointing
administratrix.
Estate of Wm A Ruflner— Order appointing
administratrix. ■-''.'-.
—Guardianship of Dclphiue Davis, an Incompe
tent person— Annual account settled.
Estate of August Dennis— Hearing on Unal
account.
East Central Eureka M Co vs Central Eureka
M Co— Complaint filed; action to recover $130,
000 damages for extracting ores from plaintiff's
mine.
S Granger vs \V L Morrow et al— Action to re
cover $217.50 for labor; an appeal from Justice's
court township five.
A Good Selection.
At tho convention in Amador county
last Saturday, tho Republicans of the
4th supervisor district nominated as
their candidate for supervisor, £. B.
Moore of Sutter Creek. We, on this
side of the river, who have known Ed.
Moore for many years, can safely con
gratulate the people of that district
that they have made a wise selection.
Ho is a man who can be depended upon.
Of untiring energy and unquestioned
integrity, ho is the sort of material of
which supervisors should bo made.
Mr. Moore has a wide business experi
ence and tho ability to use It for the
benefit of whatever community he may
be in. r Always foremost in everything
tending to promote the good of the
people, ho was long regarded as a lead
ing citizen of this county while residing
hero, and should ho bo elected to tho
position for which he is a candidate,
wo aro sure that Amador will have at
least one good supervisor. We say this
because we know this man, and not to
the detriment of any others whom we
do not know. The many friends of
Mr. Moore in Calaveras will wish him
every success.— Prospect.
Plead Guilty.
lii the case of William Lostor, of El
Dorado county, which camo vp v before
Justice Goldner Tuesday, tho defendant
plead guilty and was remanded to jail
to await sentenco by Superior Judge
Rust. The defendant, while hunting
deor, shot a cow belonging to Mrs.
Geo. Allen. He claims, ,we believe,
that ho shot at a deer and hit the cow.
Bo that as it may, ho . plead guilty to
appropriating the carcas and selling or
attempting to sell, some of tho meat in
this county, henco his trial here. Ho
was sontonced to San Quontin for two
years, and Sheriff Gregory escorted him
there Thursday of this week.
Club Hatters.
A meeting of the Republican Club
will be held next Monday night at
Webb Hall. Business of importance.
COMMITTEES.
Chairman Herrick has appointed the
following committees:
Reception— W. A. Newcum, Neil A.
Macquarrie, J. W. Caldwell.
Hall, Music and Parade— J. E. Dye,
F. A. Voorheis, John Garbarini, Dr.
P. B. Aiken, Wilbur Knapp.
Finance — J. B. Francis, R. J. Adams,
W. P. Peck.
Card of Thanks.
Tho undersigned, cousin of tho lato
Bernard Davito, for himself and in bo
half of absent relatives, extends sincere
thanks to all who participated in tho
funeral ceremonies of tho late Bernard
Davito. John Davito.
Antonio Monotti Dal I'iaz, of the
University of California, was the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Noal, of the Experi
ment Station, a few days this week,
THE AMADOR LEDGKEB: JACKSON, CALIFOBXIA, FfcIDAY. SEPTEMBER 28, 1900.
FROM THE ARCTIC REGION
Dr. 0. H. and Maud Gibbons
Take a Trip.
ft LOIS" STILL KEEPS WATCH O'ER IUDOR
Back From Alaska.— Another Mar
riage v Ceremony Celebrated
In Amador.
Skagway, Alaska, Sopt. 16, 1900.
Dear Ledger: —
Last Monday Maude and I
started on a pleasure excursion to tho
Yukon Valley a thing undreamed of
three years ago.
When the great rush to the northern
gold fields began in '97, there were two
chief routes, one, the all waterway, by
St. Michaels and up the river, the
other by steamer to Lynn Canal, trail
to the headwaters of the Yukon thence
by boat, raft or scow to Dawson.'
Skagway and Dyea, at the head of the
Canal, are only four miles apart. The
trail to the latter leads over Chilcoot
Pass to the head of Lake Lindermann,
and the trail from Skagway runs over
White Pass to the foot of Lindermann
which is less than a half mile from the
head, of Lake Bennett. The length of
each of these trails is about thirty
miles but 50 cents per pound was paid
to have outfits carried over on men's
backs. • Then the "Pack train" was
started and goods were transported on
the backs of horses. Mr. Brackett
built a wagon road from Skagway and
was doing a great business when a
tramway was built from Dyea which
threatened to take all the travel that
way. Skagway, however, had the
best harbor, and when capitalists saw
that the northern boom had come to
stay, a railroad was started from there
and poor Dyea became dio-aisy. The
White Pase and Yukon Railroad was
opened to Bennett, forty-one miles, in
July, 1899, and to White Horse, seventy
miles further,^ and just below the
famous rapids of the same name, last
June. From White Horse to DawEOn,
450 miles, there is no serious obstruc
tion to navigation.
"But as I was goin to toll" as Widow
Bedott says, we started on a trip to the
White Horse. The train had four cars
literally filled with passengers, one car
filled with mail and express, another
with baggage and another with dogs.
The fare for a dog is $8 besides $5 duty,
the passenger fare $20, only 18 cents a
mile, but if you don't wish to pay it
you are at liberty -to walk. At 8:30
the train started up the whole length
of Broadway, past tho railroad shops
and along tho beautiful valley for six
miles when another engino was attach
ed and we began to climb the grades.
This is called "Tho Scenic Railway of
tho World" and doubtless merits the
title. Wo go up East Fork throe
miles, cross, return, always climbing
upwards, until the loop is only a half
mile across and the engines are headed
directly towards Skagway, affording a
magnificent view of tho town and
harboi* with the mountains and glaciers
as the background. Then around
Rocky Point and for several miles the
track is laid along a shelf blasted into
the side of the precipice whose ledges
oflon overhang tho train, while hun
dred of feet below das ties the river
with the old wagon road alongside.
Brackett, by the way, sold his toll
road, at a handsome profit, to the R.
R. C, who needed it for construction
purposes. Now another loop, longer,
wilder and grander is one place tunnell
ed through a precipice that could not
be doubled, and the interest is enliven
ed by a sudden stop on account of a
rock which had just rolled down upon
the track bending a rail so that a long
wait seemed likely. But as soon as
tho rock was pried off tho track, the
engines started and tho mighty wheels
straightened the bent rail without ex
penso or delay. Every half mile or so
I had noticed near tho track two posts
about 5 feet high with two rails on top
of them. On inquiry my stupidity was
enlightened by learning that was to
save digging in tho snow to find a rail
to replace a broken one. Now we come
to tho "switch back" a ravine too nar
row to be doubled, so tho train runs
into tho ravine, tho engines are switch
ed, run upon a turn table, changed
cuds and attached to tho roar of the
; train which is pulled out of the ravine
but on tho other side and proceeds
backward tho rest of the trip. A
cantilever bridge is boiug built across
the ravine which will avoid this bother
soon. A mile further and wo reach the
summit of White Pass, eleven miles in
a direct lino from Skagway, seventeen
miles by tho railroad from whore the
grades begin, and 2885 foot highor, the
grado being nearly 200 feet to the mile.
Here are two flags, Old Glory and
Union Jack, side by side, with a pro
visional boundary post between them.
The Canadian Custom Officors examine
satchels, lunch boxes, etc., and we
begin to run down hill again, along
small lakes and rocky ridges, past the
outlet of Lako Lindormann to tho head
of Lake Bennett where last year was
tho railroad terminus and a lively town
but is now almost deserted. Wo get a
fair dinner in a tent for 75 cents each
and in twenty minutes the train pro
ceeds. Lake Bennett is twenty-eight
miles long and less than two miles wide.
The train runs along its eastern shore,
crossing on a drawback bridge at Cari
bon just beyond the northern outlet.
Hero it leaves the stream and strikes
across the country forty miles over
sand plains and low hills coveted with
small pines and firs and interspersed
with small lakes. One lake was in the
way of tho railroad and an outlet was
cut which widened and deepened until
tho wator was lowered fifty-five feet
and the railroad now runs three miles
in tho old lako bod. We strike the
river a fow miles south of White Horse
and have a grand viow of Niles Canon
and the Rapids. Just at dark the
train runs into the town which was a
wilderness, ninety days ago., T/hree
steamers have arrived from Dawson to
day, the streets are full of people, and
the newsboy of our train is crying:
"Seattle P. I. Sari Francisco Examiner
and Irish World, only 25 cents a copy. "
. To be continued. .
C. H. G.
AMADOR CITY.
Amador City, Sept. 25. .
Mrs. Fleming of Jackson visited Am
ador last week.' ;
Jessie Hammack and James Trevar
row were guests of Miss Myrtle Burns
last Wednesday. . .. .. ':..-
Mrs. Ousbey and- sister,. .Jessie
Mitcholl, visited relatives in Amador
Friday.
Geo. Wag-staff is the guest of his
aunt, Mrs. Keeney, at Woodbridge.
Freddie Kerr who has been in Alaska
for thirty-two months, returned to his
former home in Amador City last
Mr. Lynch spent a few days last
week in Amador.
Mr. Dunlap has been removed to the
city, where he will receive special
treatment. . •-;■
- John Moon of Jackson spent Sunday
with his parents.
Wm. O. Clark of Drytown called on
Amador friends BMday. .' -
Mrs. Strickland spent - Thursday in
Amador. ••..■■.■.'•.:-.^ - .-
Miss Lillie Setzer of the Amador
Hotel, is visiting friends and relatives
at San Francisco. • - .
Miss Maggie Curran visited with
Plymouth friends last week.
Mrs. Riley of Sutter spent Friday
with Amador friends.
Wm. Berryman who is employed in
a livery stable at Sacramento, came up
Thursday for a visit with his parents.
Miss Mabel Wheeler of Drytown,
called on friends here Saturday.
Mrs. Geo. Wrigglosworth and Mrs.
Ben Thomas visited friends in Sutter
Monday. • .
Miss Lizzie Pratt returned Sunday
after an extended visit at the bay and
other places of interest.
Miss Francis Mooney is visiting rela
tives here. Miss Mooney is employed
as teacher at the Bay State school but
owing to some cases of smallpox near,
her school has' been closed indefinitely.
Mrs. Jas. Blarney returned from Sac
ramento last Thursday.
Mrs. Ben Honeycburch accompanied
by her neice, Miss. Minnie, visited rela
tives here this week.
"Calfeo" Stevens returned from San
Franoisco last week, where he has been
for some tims. „
Nellie Hambley of Carbondalo visited
relatives here Sunday.
Mrs. Wm. Williams and family. of
Kennedy are tho guests of her mother
Mrs. Hambloy.
Farley Phipps has' accepted a position
in ope of the mines of- Trinity county.
M,rs. J. Esola returned Sunday from
an extended visit with relatives at the
bay.
A quiet wedding took place last even
ing at tho residence of Judge Josiah
Gundry, Mr. Robert Ludt and Mrs.
Annie Trelease being the contracting
parties. Mr. Warren of the Keystone
company, the Methodist minister not
being in town, officiated. Mrs.
Trelease is the daughter of Judge
Gundry. The affair was quite surpris
ing to the inhabitants of Amador.
E. Lois.
Congressional Nominee's Itinerary.
Sam D. Woods, tho Republican nom
inee for Congress, will make a thorough
canvass of the Second District. The
first meeting was held in Coulterville
Monday evening. From that date
until the night before election he will
be actively at work in the district.
He consulted with the State Central
Committee recently, after his Con
gressional Committee had made a skele
ton of the route to be followed, and the
announcement of meetings has been
made. In the appointments for Mr.
Woods Mono and Inyo counties have
been left out because it is feared he
cannot get time to go there, but meet-
Ings will be held in both counties to be
addressed by eminent speakers and if
possible tho Congressional nominee will
be present.
Mr. Woods route as laid out by the
State Central Committee is as follows:
Coul tervillo Monday ■ Sept. 24
Mariposa Tuesday Sept. 25
Hornltos' Wednesday Sept. 26
Jamestown Thursday Sept. 27
Carters Friday Sept. 28
Sonora Saturday Sept. 29
Cbico Monday Oct. 1
Yuba City Tuesday Oct. 2
Wheatland Wednesday Oct. 3
Lincoln Thursday Oct. 4
lone Friday Oct. 5
Jackson Saturday Oct. 6
Sutler Creek Monday Oct. 8
Mokolumne Hill Tuesday Oct. 9
Angela ' Wednesday Oct. 10
San Andreas . Thursday Oct. 11
Gait Friday Oct. 12
Sacramento Saturday Oct. 13
Orotillo Monday Oct. 14
Marysvillo Tuesday Oct. 15
Placorvillo Wednesday Oct. 19
Georgetown Thursday Oct. 17
Trtcy Friday Oct. 18
Lodi Saturday Oct. 20
Auburn Friday Oct. 26
Rocklin Saturday Oct. 27
Forest Hill Monday Oct. 29
Coif ax Tuesday Oct. 30
Truckco Wednesday Oct. 31
Dutch Flat Thursday Nov. 1
Nevada City Friday Nov. 2
Grass Valley Saturday Nov. 3
Stockton Monday Nov. 5
Farm For Rent.
For sale or rent, on easy terms, fifty
acres of land, under fence; good five
room house and collar; also good barn
and fine well of water. Property situ
ated 1} miles from town. For further
particulars, apply to C. O 'lf oil, Jack
son, Cal. 9-7-tf
Eastern Star.
Goldon Star Chapter, No. 66, O. E.
S., had four candidates last Monday
night, two ladies and two gentlemen.
The occasion was highly enjoyable by
all present. The impressive initiation
ceremony was followod by a palatable
lunch.
Ladies' vests, three for 10 10 cts. at
Red Front, §-2i-tt
W. J. M'GEE IN AUSTRIA
Writes to Attorney Fred L.
Stewart.
NOTED ATTRACTIONS OF THE CITY OF VENICE
Other Interesting Notes of the Char
acteristics of Italy and Its .
People.
Karlsbad, Austria, Sept. 4.
F. L. Stewart Esq.,
Jackson, Cal.
Dear Fred:— We went from
Rome to Pisa and thenco to Florence.
It has been eloquently said, "Who can
describe the enchanting view of this
art city of Tuscany and the world with
its surrounding gardens? .Who paint
the distant horizon from Fiesole smil
ing at us with its fair towers to the
blue ridge of the Lucca mountains
standing out against the golden back
ground of .the western sky? Here
everything denotes the work of genera
tion of ingenious men. Like a water
lily rising on the mirror of a lake, so
rests on this lovely ground the stilt
more lovely Florence with its ever
lasting works and its inexhaustible
riches. From the bold airy tower of
the Palace, rising like a slender mast,
to Brunelleschi's wondrous dome of
the Cathedral, from the old house of
the Spini to the Pitti Palace, the most
imposing the world has ever seen; from
the garden of the Franciscan convent
to the beautiful environs' of the Cascine
all are full of incomparable grace.
Each street of Florence contains a
world of art; the walls of the city are
the calyx containing the fairest Blowers
of the human mind:— and this is but
the richest gem in the diadem with
which the Italian people have adorned
the earth."
In Florence the bust Italian is spoken
and tho superiority of the inhabitants
is apparent in their manner and dress.
It is but a few hours from Florence to
Venice, which is built on a . cluster of
small islands in a lagoon by that name.
This lagoon is separated from the
Adriatic by a long narrow sand-bank,
divided by several inlets, of which the
one known as the Porto di Lido was
anciently the main entrance for ships,
while the Porto dl Matamsco is now
the deepest channel. The chief of the
hundred Venetian islands is the Isola
di Rialto (Island of the doep . stream or
rivo alto) which gives its name to the
famous bridge.
The Cavalazzo or Grand Canal winds
through t he city in a double curve and
is the main thoroughfare— a marine
"Main street. " There are 146 smaller
canals or rii, which form the network
of minor streets along the banks of
which are sometimes -narrow paths
(calli) connected by 378 bridges; but for
all ordinary purposes of travel and
traffic tho canal is the highway and
the gondola is the vehicle. There are
no horses or wheeled vehicles in Venice;
the nights are delightful and the canals
are often filled with gondolas, many
with stringed orchestras and concert
troupes, who "pass the haf from gon
dola to gondola after each musical se
lection. About 75 miles west of Venice
is Verona the home of Romeo and
Juliet. I saw the balcony under which
Romeo is said to have stood in the long
ago and visited the tomb of the ardent
lovers who sleep 6ide by side in the
village churchyard. From Verona we
went northward to Inusbruck, Austria,
thence to Munich, Germany, a great
city with 800,000 people, then on to
Obor Ammergau, whore we saw tho
Passion Play. The scenery surround
ing this picturesque Bavarian village
speaks to the travelers of peace and sim
plicity, : idylls and pastorals and
shepherds — of anything in short,
rather than of a great exhibition. The
villagers consider taking part in the
Passion Play an act of worship, hence
the spectacle is profoundly impressive
to the beholder. The theater contains
4500 scats and is generally filled to
overflowing at each performance which
takes place five or six times per month
during this summer. Four hundred
villagers take part in the play; all are
Catholic Germans. The performance
begins at 8 a. m. and with an hour for
lunch, runs to 6 p.m. I quote the fol
lowing as to the origin of the play:
'.'The well-known origin of the Play is
as follows; — Over two hundrod and sixty
years ago, at the time when the long
Thirty Years War was devastating
Germany, a severe attack of plague
broke out in tho villages and valleys of
the Bavarian Tyrol." Partenkirchen,
Mittenwaldj and indeed all tho larger
towns were devostated by it. The
little secluded village df Ober Am
mergau was, however, exempt from
the visitation; and in order to be safe
from infection, the village authorities
drew a cordon about the hamlet — al
ready protected by Naturo by its circle
of mountains— and forbade any of its
inhabitants to pass from the happy
valley into tho perilous outer world;
while the conditions, of course, includ
ed that none should penetrate from the
plaguo-stricken rogion into the charm
ed circle thus held exempt. Perhaps
it never occurred to modest littlo Ober
Ammergau that any attractions with
in it would tempt strangers to break
through the dividing barrior. As it
happened, however, a native of tho
village who hud beeu for some time
working at Eschenloho, a villago at
the foot of the Ettalborg, where the
plague was raging furiously, was seized
with a sudden homo-sickness, and, un
known to any of the village magnates,
returned, finding his way by night over
the mountains. Three days after
wards he lay dead of the fell disease,
and no less than forty of his fellow
villagors succumbed to tho same cause.
In their agony of terror it occurrod to
the good people of Ober Ammergau
that a pious vow might possibly pro
pitiate Heaven, and turn the vengeance
from their hearths and homes. They
then and there, in solemn assembly,
consulted as to what would be probably
most efficacious, that is to say, pleasing
to the Almighty, and finally it was re
solved, then, and every ten years after
wards, to perform with all. due rever
ence and solemnity, a play which
should set forth the life, death, and
mediation of the Redeemer. From
that time, it is asserted the plague was
stayed in the village, and the vow has
been kept strictly and religiously, the
decennial connection being only once
broken since 1634, in order to establish
tho performance at tho beginning of
of every decade; for which a fresh
start was, so to speak, made in the
year 1680. V/V . • ; .. : ; .
- "There have been two or three
extra representations between - tho in
terval often years; notably in 1815,
for the purpose of celebrating the
Peace; and then in 1871, in order to
concludo the series of performance
-.vhich were interrupted by the Franco-
German War. For these special cele
brations, permission was in each case
asked and obtained of the Pope.
- "The Passion Play consists of eigh
teen acts or scenes, together with a
prologue or introduction. The play
itself begins with Christ's entry, lnto
Jerusalem, but a series of tableaux
vivants from the Old Testament history
alternate with the acted, spoken scenes
of which -they are emblematical.'
While, in order that the spectators
may understand the meaning of the
living pictures and their connection
with the scenes of the acted tragedy, a
chorus is introduced with duties similar
to those of the chorus of the Greek
plays. Their part is to explain and
make intelligible the action of the
drama, and to engage in a kind of run
ning commentary upon it, which is
presented, for the most part, in a musi
cal form in a series of very beautiful
vocal pieces. ' ' 1. ; :.
Karlsbad is undoubtedly the greatest
health resort in the world. It is a
place with 40,000 permanent residents,
Visited annually by nearly half a
million people. The springs, . nearly
all hot, 'are on nearly every street and
the water bubbles forth in abundant
quantities, and nearly every . person
you meet wears a drinking cup fasten
; ed to some part of his' apparel. '
We go hence to Dresden, Berlin,
Leipsig, Nuremburg, Heidelburg,
Frankfort and Mayence, thence down
the Rhine to Cologne, through Belgium
aud Holland and sail for New York on
September 19. I expeot to reach
Jackson by October 2d.
Sincerely Yours,
Wm. J. McGee.
Funeral of Bemud Davito.
The fuueral of the lato Bernard Da
vito wes held at the Catholic church at
10 o'clock Wednesday morning. The
Italian Benevolent Society, of which he
was a member, turned out in force.
The funeral was well attended. De
ceased came to Jackson from El Dora
do county seven or eight years ago.
For about two years he has been ailing
with minor's consumption, whioh ended
his earthly career last Monday, Sept.
24th. He was a man who stood well in
the community, and his untimely death
in the prime of life is a source of sorrow
to all who know him. He was unmar
ried and leaves a father and mother in
Italy, having no near relatives here,
the nearest being a cousin, John Davito,
his partner in business.
Deceased was abont 47 years of age,
and a native of Italy. He came to the
United States in 1887, settling in Wis
consin, and later, after traveling quite
extensively, located in California. For
the past four years and a half he and
his partner have successfully conducted
the Columbo saloon.
Democratic Convention.
The Democratic County Convention
was held in Sutter Creek last Saturday
and was conducted after the usual sort
of county conventions. A little stimu
lation in tho way of music added to tho
affair, but, on the whole, it was ex
ceedingly tame. The work was carried
through in very good style, and the
speaking in the evening, from a Demo
cratic standpoint, was considered up to
the mark.
Dr. A. L. Adams of lone, was nomi
nated for the Assembly and Townships
1, 2 and 4 selected candidates for
Supervisors as follows:
Township One. M. Newman.
Township Two, J. T. Clifton.
Township Four, John Lithgow.
All of whom will be comfortably snow
ed under, we trust, November 6th.
DOCUMENTS RECORDED.
DEEDS. . .
E. and A. Ginocchlo. to A. Massa— Lot 3,
block 3, Jackson; 2707.
G. W. Hadley to L. CasslnelH et al— lrish
mil placer mine; 4600.
O. Lozano to B. W. Thayer— WH of NEM;
SEX of NEK and N\V}< of SE«, section 33,
township 5 N, N 1U E; 82500.
Wyatt Nichols to B. W. Thayer— Land in
section 33; $300. '
Bernardo David to Antonio Davito— One-half
part of SE part of lot 19, blooli 10, Jackson'
lore aud affection.
A. Cassinelli to G. Calla— Land In sections
16 and 17; {1400.
MORTGAGES.
C. O'Neil to Bank of Amador County— Land
near Jaokson; JISOO.
G. Cella to G. Oneto— Land in sections 18 and
17; UiOO. ■ '
SAT. MORTGAGE.
G. Depaoli to Peter King.
M. Gorman to C. O'Neil.
L. Gazzera to L. Calamari.
Card of Thanks.
To the kind friends who assisted us
during tho sickness and burial of a de
voted wife and loving mother, we ex
tend heartfelt thanks. The comforting
and supporting words of condolence
during our groat bereavement will ever
be gratefully remembered.
Charles Dufrene
and family.
You can always get strictlj first-class
fresh fish tho year round at A. B. Cam
inettl's Central Market. 6-8-tf
L. M. Parker, ex-manager of the En
terprise Stable, came in from his now
homo at Cosumnes, Tuesday. He is
closing the accounts of Mr. Neely, for
mer owner of tho stable Mrs. Parker
accompanied him. They are stopping
at tho Globo.
Men's pants for $1.00 at tho Red
Front. Call and see them. aug3
Call at the Red Front and examine
those $1.00 Men's pants^ augij
COLUMN OF ODDS AND ENDS
Short News Items of Local
Interest.
LITTLE LORI PARKER NEARLY LOSES AN EYE
A Four- Year-Old Lad Overturns a
Wine Fresß and Has a
Leg Broken.
lone flour is Peerless. 6-22-tf
Miss Eva Kent went to Saramento
Wednesday.
Miss Rose Kelly returned from the
city Tuesday evening.
Ladies' night-gowns, 45c, at Red
Front. 8-24-tf
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Turner are home
again, af tor a pleasant visit below.
■Ed. Kay is engaged in the construc
tion of a quartz mill at Gaston, Cal.
Misses shirt and drawers, 20c each,
at Red Front. -. , - J 8-24-tf .
Ross Morgan was in town -Wednes
day, and busy as a bee In the Recorder's
Mr. Ross, superintendent of the Wild -
man-Mahoney, was a Jackson visitor
Wednesday. ■>
Pioneer Flour always has 1 been
and still is the best. 4-6tf*
Mr. and Mrs. D. McCall of lone
were in town Monday and lunched at
the New National. . .
A case of smallpox was reported near
French Hill, five miles northeast ol
Jackson, Tuesday.
Mrs. Breese, Miss Lottie and Miss
Esther Breese, returned from ban
Franoisco last week.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Taylor and Miso
Elizabeth . Taylor returned from San
Franoisco last week.
Oysters, fresh or cooked In any style,
can be had at the Olympus. 9-21tf
Look out nest week for programme
of concert to be given under direction
of Mrs. Endicott, Nov. 2d.
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Voorhels visited
the Gwin mine Wednesday. Mr. Voor
heis is one of the stockholders. ,
Pioneer Flour is the "Lily of. the
Valley," the "Pearl of Perfection." *
'Mrs. L. J. Fontenrose and Miss
Amelia Cademartori had a delightful
trip to San Francisco. They returned
last week.
Mrs. W. E. Kent and children, who
have been visiting relatives in Wood
bridge and friends in Sacramento, are
expected home tomorrow evening.
Give us daily some good bread. Pio
neer Flour makes the bost. 4-6-tf*'
Dr. Gall returned from his visit to
S^in Francisco last Sunday. Mrs. Gall
remained in Stockton, the guest of her
mother, Mrs. E. B. Robertson.
'Mr. Henry Weil, proprietor of the
White House, returned last evening
after an absence. of several months.
See his announcement in this paper. '
Bread makers prefer it to all other
brands— the Peerless lone flour. 8-24
Grand opening fall and winter milli
nery at Mrs. Delahide's on- Thursday
and Friday, Oct. 4 and 5, in Kelley
Bros, store, Main street. All are in
vited. 9-28-lt
"Signing away your soul," evening
subject at M. E. church, Sunday, Sept.
30th. Morning subject, "These that
have turned the world upside down are
come hither also. "
Fresh shrimps, muscles, crabs, oys
ters in shell, ducks, Belgian hare, ana
lobsters served Wednesday and Friday
evenings at the Louvre Restaurant,
Weil & Kenno building. 9-2tf-3t
C. M. Kolley, proprietor of the En
terprise Stable, reports business very
good sinco he took possession. A showj
sign has been painted and now swings
at the masthead of the institution.
S, D. Woods and Fred L. Stewart
will speak in Jackson on the poUuca*
issues of the day, Saturday, Oct. o.
See announcement elsewhere in thin
paper.
We handle all kinds of building lum
ber, and the quality and price makes
ready sale for it. Call at Amaaoi
County Flour Mills, lone. H-ZiU
Pietro Bovetti helped himself to a
shotgun at Suiter Creek and decamped.
Constable Kelly arrested him at MoKel
umne Hill and took him to Suiter,
where Justice Giles gave him ninety
days in jail.
Attorney Fred L. Stewart, Republi
can nominee for Assemblyman in this
district, went to San Francisco on legal
business Wednesday. He expeots to
return tho last of this or the first ol
next week.
lone is noted for several good things,
but more especially for the best flour
In the market— try Peerless. 8-24tf
"A. L. Redllck, of the firm of Redlick
Bros., proprietors of several stores, in
cluding the Jackson Bargain Store, was
here Monday and Tuesday and made
arrangements to occupy tho Geo. New
man building on or about Nov. Ist.
Joseph, tho four-year-old son of Mr.
Bernicich, who lives near the Peerless
mine, whilo climbing about a wine press
yesterday, pulled tho press over. It
fell upon the child breaking his left leg
above the knee. Dr. Gall has charge
of the case.
Absolutely the best in the market
lone flour. 8-24tf
Mrs. A. B. Caminetti and Mrs. John
Garbarini attended the funeral of the
late Mrs. Fitzsimmons, of Jackson Val
ley. Wednesday. Deceased was visiting
friends in Oakland at tho time of her
death, tho body being shipped to lone
for burial.
Lora Parker, F. W. Parker's little
daughter, came within a hair's breadth
of putting one of her eyes out Tuesday.
She was at play with other children
and ran into a sharp hook on a screen
door. The hook raked across the eye
ball, but did not penetrate deep enough
to destroy tho sight.
MT. HAMILTON.
Professor Geo. A. Gordon Deierlboi Bti
Visit to Lick Observatory.
To The Editor of Amador LEDGER:
After the adjournment of the
Convention of Superintendents, whioh
was the cause of my trip to the city of
San Jose, I improved the opportunity
thus occasioned and visited several lo
calities of interest, one of whioh was
Mt. Hamilton upon whose summit * tho
Lick Observatory is located.
The trip to the mountain is ona that
a person must take in order that h«
may fully appreciate its grandeur.
When one thinks of ascending to ih»
crest of that mountain he is inclined to
entertain misgivings as to his safety in
making such a journey, but any fear
he may have upon him is soon dissipat
ed by the appearance of the broad and
splendidly kept road that rises so
gradually for the entire distance of
twenty-eight miles.
This grade was constructed at the
expense of the county of Santa Clara
for something above $80,000. The in
cline, or grade, does not exceed six de
grees at any one point and a loaded
team can trot upon it any where.
The observer views road above road
lapping back and forth upon the nioun
lain side as he asoends and finally, after
a pleasant ride of five and one half
nours, he alights from his carriage at
the door of the Lick Observatory.
- The Observatory is a magnificent
structure erected at an expense (includ
ing its entire equipment) ol about 8700,
000. The staff, consisting of eight at
taches, resides upon the mountain in
buildings apart from the Observatory.
There is also a school near the dwell
ings for the aucoinmouauon of the
children of the auaunea ana ! the cnil
dren living in tho immediate vioinity.
Having yone to tua uistrict uuriog
vacation, 1 couiu nob muse tne benool
an official visit.
Wnaiovor may bo the shortcoming*
of Amauor oouiity, sne is wormy of «*•
oeem for tms particular feature, mat
uer nous aua uau^uuers, wuou you
meet them abroad, invariably greet
another Amauonw witn a oorauuity
buat is indued to oe appreciated, way
oirt in the darkness of tne nig at, upon
mountain top, a mauly fellow ap
proacned me and said; "Do you know
me George?" I replied "Yes, I know
you Rooert, excuse me, Professor
ttobert Aitken." An occurrence of
mis kind tends to make a visitor feel
pretty much at home. Robert Aitken
is a Jackson boy and is now one of the
astronomers located at Mt. Hamilton.
As, at this altitude, be is lifted above
the clouds, so do his aspirations for
knowledge aim at the pinnacle of fame.
May his hope be gratified.
. The features of interest at the Ob
servatory are too numerous to speak
of in detail. The telescopes are the
grandest. --'--. I V
The following extract from a letter
written by an Amador county school
girl who accompanied me upon the trip
to the Observatory, gives a partial de
scription of the telescope observatory:
''Professor Aitken conducted us
through the building and kindly ex
plained everything we were capable of
understanding. The largest , telescope
is sixty feet long with a thirty -six lens.
There is but one larger telescope in the
world and that is Yerkes and has a
lens of forty inches. There are larger
refracting telescopes. He explained the
different machinery and moved the
telescope all around for us, lowered the
floor and revolved the dome by meant
of water power. The water is kept in
an adjoining reservoir on a peak .200
feet above the level of the mountain.
At a short distance from the eyeglass
of the large . telescope are placed two
spider threads. They keep the spider,
j to spin the web from which the thread
is taken with tweezers and eaoh end of
the thread is then fastened to receive
slips of paper wherewith they are then
placed into the telescope for the pur
pose of measuring the distances between
stars to the minuteness of 1-32 1-100
of an inch. Professor Aitken then
took us into the smaller dome where
through the twelve inch lens we saw
venus orossing the Meridian. It loosed
like a half cresent. This Is considered
the finest twelve Inch lens In the world.
The lenses are cleaned only once every
.wo years. Great care must bo exorcis
ed in this worK. First every panicle
of dust is removed from tne lens oy
means of a camel's nair brush, tnea
me lens is wasuect 11 Derally wita dldtill
ed water applied oy meads of a ouaoao
uloth that nas Deen moroa^nly boiloii
to remove every particle of dust. The
tons is then dried with oneaso oloin pre
pared as above. We relumed to taan
Jose, arriving at six in the evening." j
The contrivance for determining the
velocity of the wind, that for determin
ing the earthquake bolt, mat for. re-,
cording the time that an event, such v
an eclipse takes place, that for tatting
measurments to the minuteness of 1-32
of 1-100 of an inch, etc., etc., each has
its own wonderful power to interest
and instruct.
In passing from the Observatory at '..
night, conscious of the great altitude
to which you have risen, you are itn •
pressed by the twinkling lights beneath
that you have risen above the stars;
but discover, or are told upon inquiry,
that you are looking upon the lights of
the cities of Oakland, San Francisco,
San Jose and the lights of many towns.
Let mo assure you that it is a grand
sight.
"■» The drivor of your conveyance al
lows you one hour at the Observatory
and in this hour is crowded and pressed
tons and tons of thought. - Leaving
the mountain top you find yourself, at .
the lapse of four and one . half hours,
again safe and sound in San Jose.
Geo. a. Gordon.
How Is Tour Wifel
Has she lost her beauty I II so constipation,
indigestion, sick headache, are the principal
causes, Karl's Clover Root Tea has cured those
ills (or half a century. Price 25c and 50c.
Money refunded if results arc not satisfactory.
For sale by A. Goldner, Druggist. *
The Finest Building Lots.
Remember that W. P. Peek has the
finest building lots for sale in Jackson.
Terms easy. See display advertisement
in this paper. 3-2-tf
Go to the Olympus Restaurant for
first-class meals. &-2ltf

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