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To-DAY the trial of Vicomte
Ferdinand de Lesseps and others
implicated in the Panama Canal
scandal will begin in Paris.
The great Engineer who ori
ginated, and supervised the con
struction of the Suez Canal, is
eighty-seven years old, and the
ruinous fiasco on the Isthmus
which has swallowed up so many
millions of French money, has
blackened the names of many
men prominent in French po
Prior to
We are sole agents for
Sanitary All-Wool Wear,
.aid. Possible in Kansu at itbi
F all' lection, ulflled Mon.;
day Noon.
Goa.e ZL.w9 1 r,n First of ZHiS, tL e
s ki" an Addreng o
selnssmea io the $sddl5 I Now Xr. ire
D r+aed-e-ml asurati.o is several
Outer Itbtes
i'OPrZA, ean., Js. 9.--Tbh ttiamph, oc
iie popullst of KIessa, made 'lible ai
the polls in November,"lastlfuil to-day,
The ceremony took plab6 In the 11 of tbs
house of representatives and w *itnesaed
by probably the greateit crowd .ver a
sembled in Kalnes on a-.similar 'ocosalon.
Precisely at noon the old and new officers
appeared and took seats at the right of the
stand. At 12:10 John W. .reid.nthal,
chairman of the people's .party- tate can
tral oolpelttote. abd master of ' teneonise,
introduoedE Rev. W. G. Todd, who invoked
divi.e tlesits. Then Gov. Humphrey
spoke briefly, congratulalting his sneceisor.
When Gov. Lweelling appeared the firt"
real hearty demonstration of the occasion
was shown. In hil addrss he said in part:
"The 'eurvival of the Altest' is the govern
Pnent of brutes and reptiles, and seuh phil
osophy must give plaie to government
which recognizes himan brotherhood to
proteot the rllghts of the laborer sad pro
duoer. Seotional aniposiltie should be
"The state," he continued. "is greater
than party; but the sitieen is greater than
the state, while the family the eltizen pro
duoes is the priceleas jewel of our civiliz.
tion. The problem is now to make it pea
Bible for the citizen to live by his own la
bor. If government faills of these things it
ceases to be of advantage to th citizen.
He is absolved from his allegiance, and is
no longer held by civil compaot. But gov
ernment is not a fallure This is the gen
eration which has some to the resue. Con
science is in the saddle and the grandeur
of civilization shall be emphasized by the
dawn of a new ere, in whish the people
shall reign. when the withered hand of
want shall not be outstretched for charity;
when liberty, ealuty and junstioe shall
have permanent abiding places in this re.
The oath of office was then admialnered
by Chief Junstice Horton.
New Ofioers .T ke TheirPlacs a Several
PtrrIN. Iz.,LD, Ill., Jan. B--To-morroI'
inaugural ceremonies will probably find
assembled at the state oapital more prom
inentllinois democrats than have gathered
at Springfield since the war. Thousands of
invitations were sent out. A letter of regret
was received from President-elect Cleve
land. who says in part: "I concur with you
in your estimate of the significance of the
occasion. The fact that Illinois, for the
first time in lorty years, is about to install
a governor of our political faith affords me,
in common with all democrats throuchout
the land, great gratification. I tines that
this administration will fully satisfy the
high exrectations we have of it, and that
democratic supremacy in your state may he
Gov. Stone In tihe harness.
J.nE.zEMoN C.rm, Mo., Jan. 9.-Gov.
Elect Stone, in the oresence of joint houses
of the legislature, was duly inaugurated
this afternoon, and the other state officers
inducted into their yositions. After tak
inf the oath of office Gov. Stone delivered
his inaugural address.
Inaugnnratlon In landlna.
INDIANAPOLTS, Jan. 9.-Claude Matthews
was inaugurated governor this afternoon in
the Iresence of the members of the legisla
ture in joint session. and delivered his in
augural address. It dealt exclusively with
state matters,.
Several Democratic Aspirants for the Seat
Now Held by Warren.
CnETNmrs. Jan. 9.-Members of the legis
!itore, which meets to-morrow are in the
city, and the senatorial fight is beginning
to assume definite proportions. The repub.
licans still have a faint hope of induoing a
few populist members to desert their prin
oiples and join them in re-electing Warren.
But there is a very remote possibility of
such an event taking plance. The fight on
the domemoratic side to the present time has
been waged most vigorously by George W.
Baxter and A. J. New. Mr. Baxter w:s the
democratic candidate for governor two
years ago and made a iood race. but was
defeated by Warren. At that time he was
the leader of the democratic party mn the
state, and had he remained with his party
during the last camlaign would win hands
down in the present fight.
He is a large cattle owner and president
of the Wyoming Stock assooiation, and re
fused to stay with his party when it made
the stookmen's invasion one of the issues
of the campaign. As soon as the election
was over he got back into line and is work
ing energetically tol capture enough votes
to send him to the senate. Mr. Baxter is
wealthy and has powerful political conneo
tions in the east. y
A. L. New is chairman of the state con
tral committee. He is apparently develop.
ing considerable strength. He basis his
claim to the senatorship on his conduct of
of the late campaign. George T. Beck, son
of the late senator, is working hard for the
place. He il wealthy and has conlsderable
ability. He was luke warm on the
invasion question which is hurting him.
W. H. Holliday. a member of the state
senate, is a strong candidate who preached
lnvasion daring the late campsign and
stands well with the potnllats. Juldge Sam
eel T. Corn and A. C. Booekwith. a wealthy
stookman,. both of Evanston, are in the
Conservative observers believe that Hol
liday and Beckwith. though not working as
persistently as other candidates, stand in
the lead with the legislature.
Will Support a Straghteons.
ToprA, Kan., Jan. 9.-The populist
leaders at a secret caouuns last night decided
hat in the contest for senator to support
"a middle of the road" third party man.
rho democrats are very much put out over
This action, and it Is understood that their
lve members of the legislature will stand
arm. baring the balance of power, for a
A Sorture sad No Itelatives.
SAW PaFuoasoo, Jan. t.-Egbrt Judson,
epltalls, sad .aterested In several big
aaneufaotarig companesa. died here to-day I
mged 81 yars. He was a baohelor and has a
to relatives i this oity. He leaves a for- I
se estimated at eeral mi dolln ard s.
T W- ilt, 1Wv OS7
t ?ee ioeplite ~. t a
? th# Pul*Vr, 14 g-hot'. boni was
400"1"1401,409 by re. of
le a isis i * rovemua$itn the way o ln
Sveatilato general eo~velenses and
y qkpment. In fatehet *telet.realm of
hopital areb.teoture htad s ransaceked
: the srek for ideas sad modern im.
No expene hbas bean spared w any.
thing coaldbe added whieh wou dace
to the comfort Of the patlent, a d as a
whole, it 1 representative of t latest
oloeptl.o advance it line,
Dr. J. J'. ,uokley, hief eagof the
wetern division of the .rth.rl. .* .t
together with his aasiet.ach4
tSip.ey, and the hospital *vad.d.avid
Blookie, personally spervled $` plans
and 'saw that they wpier arrilt it4 on
eietile prinoiples, in aii of w , they
rdeierpd ti awtearty ec-operatson
eral managerof the road, W. S, ;, who
I also president of the beneflidCi leooi
'hoe building is frame and copeiasl of a
two and a half story center dlaked on ti*
east and west by two long wing , thus uy
Slug the structure a long frontage. T.e
architecture Is simple and plain. , :
The buildingt is boied by stem an
equipped with the Sturtevant g.stem
ventilation. The ward rooms ansd apar.
menta for surgeons and employenbe r pro
vided with eloets, bath rooms. ad all
modern conveniencee. A commodious
i amoking and reading room opens into k
large library, which will be supplied liber
ally.with scientific and literary Volume
and current reading matter.
The appointmenrts throughout the build
in· are almost luxurious and the - whole
Sstruetre may be considered the mostoemi
plate for the purposes for which it wal; doh
slgned in the west.
Corbett Bests Goddard In a Mat. t With
Laon and Active Tongfues.
CmoAGo, Jan. 9.--Champion Pl.1nit
James J. Corbett and Joe Goddard.ofi'fps
tralia, had a wordy war in the lobby o'th
Grand Pacific this evening, which aiin
Sterested crowd thought for a moment we
develop into a physical enoounter. "he
whole thing was caused by Goddard, offering
a verbal challenge to Jim. When the latter
strolled in, accompanied by his young
brother. Goddard walked up and opened the
conversation. Soon he exclaimed abruptly,
"I want you to fight me."
"Great Scotti" exclaimed the champion,
sizing Joe up with a look that made the
rowd laugh, and caused Goddard to erow
pl wisth sugoar,, "hy should you offer to
oe?. .m'. xontmUtk ow that you are on-'
Swo o onid.. t toli. hltil, .o. ahave
fought and whipped Jackson and .Litehell,
I'm champion and shall not accept a chal
lenge from the representative of any nation
except he is its deolared champion."
"You're not champion," said Goddard.
"any one could have licked Sullivan."
"I won't hear one word said against Sul
livan," retorted Corbett. "For years he
held the championship; whipped all com
era and retained it for America. No Eng
lishman and no Australian ever proved his
equal." This tribute to the dethroned
king stirred the hearts of the assembied
crowd, which sent up a cheer of approval.
"Go," said Corbett, "go and win your
spurs as others have done before you. Try
to enter into competition with men of the
first rank. I am now the defender of pu
gilism in this country, and in treating your
ofer as I do I'm doing that which is in the
best interests of my country as far as the
prize ring is concerned. I propose to fight
Mitahel Arest if he will give the opportun
ity. After him comes Jackson, cham
pion of Australia. Then if you have
anything to say it will be your
turn. But if you will make a match to
light Jackson. I shall sign articles on the
day you sign yours to fight the winner. I
shall put money up to show my good faith
in the matlter."
The crowd cheered itself hoarse and Cor
belt fired a parting shot, saying: "You
acknowledge Jackson is the Australian
champion. WIll, go and lick him before
you think of approaching me."
, Profits of the Reading.
PHILADELPHTA, Jan. 9.-At the Reading
meeting to-day the report of President Mc
Leod for the year ended Nov. 80, 1892.
t showed a net profit of $8,157,147. The net
profit of the coal and iron company for the
year makes a total for all of $3,181,486.
SThe report refers to the lease of the Lehigh
valley railroad system and says the net
traffic earning of this system hove already
increased about $1,000,00 since its acquisi
a tion by the Reading.
A dispatch from Trenton, N. J., says the
New Jersey Central Railroad company has
withdrawn from the Reading combine and
hereafter will be operated independently,
a the same as before the agreement with the
SReading and the Lehigh Valley. The an
thoritios there decline to speak about the
matter. What influences moved the Cen
tral to take this step are not known, but
undoubtedly the fear of action on the part
of the legislature had something if not all
to do with it.
Lives Were In Peril.
NEW YonK, Jan. 9.-The six story build
ing cosupied by Doll & Co., furniture deal
ers, burned this morning. The loss is a
I quarter of a million. Three hundred peo
ple who were employed in the structure es
I coped, though many lives were in peril for
Sa time, as at the first alarm there was a
panie and the exits became choked.
Fire in a Colorado Camp.
CRESTED BUTur, Col., Jan. 9.-At an early
hour this morning Are broke out in Tetard
& Carlisle's store and because of the defec
tive water supply rapidly spread until the
entire bloek of frame buildings was de
stroyed. Thirteen Arms were burned out
and several families lost everything. Total
lose, $70,000.
Largest loese Heuse In Ohio,
TOLEDO, Jan. 9.-Dewey. Rogers & Co.,
the largest wholesale shoe house in Ohio,
failed to-day. Liabilities $400,000, assets
$850,000, oeveral cisy banke are said to be
heavily involved. The failure is said to be
due to a disagreement of partners, result
Ing In the withdrawal of a large amount of
the company's capital.
Ransacked a Coora Hoose.
WasanmoToN, Jan. 9.-Barglars entered
the Fairfax court house, blew open the
safe, scattered the records ever the foor
and burned some. The safe contained
GUorge Washlaston's will. but the burglars
evidently overlooked it, for it was undis
Corporatteons Sued tr Taxes.
AN Fwmosco. Jan. 9.--Sait was com
menced to-day by the atrorney general
against the Central Paelfe railroad and
several other companise to recover taxes
levied for the year 1887, agereatlin, with
poenltes, about one million dolnas.
OpponelSd of the Shermpan Law
PusilIng a Bill for Its
ProviOlone of the Measure Ordered
Reported by the Committee
on Bankinag
The ubjeeti o os lfyr P"roeb ses and Coi·
aolg jDieused in the Seaute-Other
Capital News.
WAeiptwqrox, Jan. -9-The house commit.
teo.o banking and currenoy to-day by a
d! iiiv04 ate pushed the Andrew banking
and bullion purchase repeal bill, together
with:the Oate amendment for the coinage
of sulver bullion now in the treasury.
through the ommittee and ordered in re
ported to the. house. This was done in
pursuance of the plan of the opponents of
the Sherman silver law to get the repeal
bill on the oalendar at the earliest possible
moment, in order to work out practical
legislation this session if possible. An
other signlfltant feature of the meeting
was that a motion by Cox, of Tennessee, to
carry out the state bank plank in the Chi
cago platform was defeated eleven to one.
Townsend, of Colorado, ofered the Stewart
free coinage bill. This was voted down.
Townsend also moved that the committee
permit those in favor of free coinage an
opportunity to be heard before the commit
tee and that the secretary of the treasury,
director of the mint, and others
be asked to appear. The majority is evi
dently opposed to any delay and the motion
war defeated eight to four. The member
who voted in favor of the bill were Bacon,
Wilke, Cats, Dickerson, Sperry, Cobb, Rus
sell, .of Connectiot, and Walker, of Massa
chusette. Those voting against it were
Cox, of Tennessee, Kendall and Townsend,
Brosius, of Pennsylvania, notivoting. The
members not present were Gantz, of Ohio,
Bpsey, and Henderson, of Illinois.
The bill agreed upon provides that na
tional banks, upon deposit of interest
bearina United States bonds, shall be en
titled to receive oroulating notes to the
full par value of the bonds deposited. At
present 90 per cent is the limit. Section
two reduoes the tax on national bank circu
lation from one-half to one-quarter of one
per cent each half year. Section three re
peals the Sherman silver bullion purohase
act. The secretary of' the treasury shall
coin into silver dollars so much of
the silver bullion purchased under the
provisions of'this act as may be necessary
to provide for the redemption of treasury
notes herein provided for, and coin from
tinme to fime into standard silver dollars
Wiie nemainder of such bullien for the uses
of thq treasury as speedily as the demands 1
upon the treasury may render practicable
the payment out of the treasury of such
standard silver dollars, and such standard
silver dollars eoined under this provision
of this act for uses of the treasury shall be
covered into the treasury as misoellaneous
receipts; and any gain or seigniorage aris
ing from such coinage shall be aecounted
for and paid into thetreasury. The minor
ity announce that they will fight the bill
7 First Case on Record of the Kind in the
0 Country.
r WASHNGoTON, Jan. 9.-In the case of the
e Union River Logging Railway company of
is Oregon, for an injunction against Secre
Stary Noble, of the interior department, the
United States supreme court, in an opinion
e by Justice Brown, to-day affirmed the
ir judgment of the district court, granting the
o injunotion. The injunction was applied
for by F. D. MoKinney, counsel for the
company, to restrain Secretary Noble from
h revoking the approval of his predecessors to
the map of the location of the conpany.
Secretary Noble's action was based on the
n ground that the company was not a general
transportation company, as contemplated
Sby congress when it made the land grant to
the corporation, but a private logging rail
way concern. Counsel claimed that by the
original approval of the map it acquired
vested rights which could be taken away
only by judicial prooeedings. It was main
tained, therefore, that no discretionary
right lodged in the secretary. The court
upholds this view. It issaid:this is the first
t time in which a court has affirmed the
e grant of an injunction against a cabinet
officer. It heretofore accomplished much
h the same thing by way of mandamus, but
t in cases heretofore the court avoided the
v grant of an injunction, though never stating
that it would not under any circumstances
do so.
An Argument in Favor of Its Adoption by
the Author.
WAsHImNGTN, Jan. 9.-In the senate this
morning a resolution by McPherson, of
New Jersey, directing the secretary of the
treasury to suspend all purchase of silver
I bullion under the act of July 10th. 1890, was
taken up. McPherson addressed the senate
in favor of its adoption. He took as his
text the plank in the last democratic plat
form denouncing the Sherman act as a
cowardly makeshift and declaring that it
must be repealed. He said that it was on
a the strength of that pledge that more than
one hundred electoral votes which Cleve
land would not otherwise have received
were east for him. The people demanded
to know whether that pledge would be ful
tilled. In obedience to that demand the
distinguished senator from New York
(Hill) had introduced a bill to repeal the
Sherman act. os a foil to that bill, and the
distinguished senator from Nevada (Stew
Sart) again vaulted into the arena with all
his old time vigor with "the dollar of our
daddies and open mints."
Teller Declares That the Sherman Law
Will Not lie Repealed.
WAaumGTON, Jan. 9.-Senator Aldrich
has prepared a substitute for MePherson's
silver bullion suspension resolution. The
substitute provides that bonds may be sold
to purchase gold to maintain parity; that
silver purchases may be suspended at the l
direction of the president, and failing in.
ternational agreement by January. 18.4,
purchases shall cease forthwith. At the
close of McPherson's speech, Aldrich gave
notice of an amendment which he would
ofer to it. He asked unanimous consent to
have a vote taken on McPherson's joint i
resolution and his own amendment at two
o'clock to-morrow, but objection was made
by Daniel. Teller, in reference to .o
Phereon's joint resolution, declared with
emphasis that the Sherman law would not
be repealed at this congress. "That," he
said, "Is morally certain and thoes who de
slre it repeal might as well arrange their
financial afairs and their financial views
with that fall understandtig."
more Millions for Peasleas. I
WAsamaurow, Jan. 0,-Oomlmisaioer of e
of lPenslael lem appeared before the de. t
loieney sub-committee of the hourn Sppro.
priation committee to-daE ad explained
se estimlates forpension deofllenoie. His
firs ettimate for this deeicienoy was over
ten million dollars, and the committee wna
somewhat surprised when he informed
them to-day that he now estimated the de
doine ast something over $18,800,000, He
gave the pension payments for the irot
balf year and made an argument to show
thatif pyrmente for the second half aver
aged as much his Irst defldienoy estimate
would have to be increased by over $8,000,
In Spirit of Spite.
WAsiurvrow, Jan, 9.--epresentative
Springer to-day offered for reference a res
olution calling on tie postmaster-general
for copies of all orders from the president
since March 4, 1889, extending the provis
ions of she civil service law to employes of
the postonfe department, or to clerks in
the railway mail service, or modifying or
dera heretofore issued. In connetlon with
this resolation Springer states that his ob
ject is to secre information as to wboether
the president, within the past few weeks,
hias not issued an order, the effect of which
s tobring under civil servoie law about
8,000 postal employee not previously em
brased in its provisions.
Mlstrust Aldriek's Motive,
WAsetnmaon, Jan. 9.-There is a strong
suspicion on the part of democratic senators
.nt the Aldrioh amendment to the Mo
Pheraon silver purchase suspension resolu
tion, of which Aldrich gave notice to-day,
was a carefully planned trap. Aldrich says
the purpose was to give democratic senators
a chance to show they meant what they
said on the floor in debate. He was not
disappointed in failing to secure an agree
ment for a vote upon the amendment and
feels that he served his purpose from a
party point of view in showing discord
among the democratle members.
The Day Lost in the HRese,
WAeSXNoTON, Jan. 9.-The District of
Columbia appropriation bill was passed by
the house this morning. Then an heour was
consumed in consideration of the bill to
promote the efficiency of the militia. The
remainder of the day was devoted to the
consideration of the bill permitting the
Norfolk & Western Railway eompany to
enter the Distriot of Columbia. This was
bitterly opposed, and after a three hours
struggle was postponed by a recess until
11:45 to-morrow.
A National laspector.
WArmINGTON, Jan. 9.-Watson, populist,
of Georgia, introduced in the house, a bill
to create the office of national inspector of
cotton and grain and to provide for the
issue of certificates of deposit and the issue
of postoffice money overdue thereon.
A Welter Weight Contest to Come oft ri
day Nlght, Jan. 27.
In signing Charley Persell and Kid Gal
lagher for a contest before the Helena Ath
letic club, Manager Strethers tried to make
the agreement so binding that those who
attended could have no ceuse to complain
of the actions of either man. The agree
a.ent is as follows:
We, the undersigned, agree to contest be
fore the Helena Athletic club on the night
of the 27th of January, 1893, with five ounce
gloves, for twenty rounds, or for as many
additional rounds as the referee sees fit to
decide the match. Said match is for a
purse of $700, the winner to take $600 and
the loser $100. If there are any signs of
fake on the part of the men signed in this
contest they will loss their forfeit money
they have put up. and the purse offered by
the club. The club will select the referee
and official timekeeper for the club. The
men will each have the privilege of a time
keeper. We also agree to be in the ring at
9:.0 p. m. sharp. If one man deliberately
fouls the other, he will lose his forfeit
money and the purse offered by the olub,
and the man that gets the match
will receive the winner's end
of said purse. In case both men start to
fouling the referee will warn them, and if
they continue fouling he will call It no
match, and the men will forfeit all claims
to the purse and their forfeit money. The
men in this contest will retrain from all
dirty actions and protane language. The
referee will have the power of stopping
them from so doing. We also agree to post
$200 forfeit money with the clab, said
money to go to the Helena Athletic club if
we fail to live up to the above contract.
We also agree to contest Marquis of
Queesnsbury roles. J. F. GALLAG.oE,
The contest will take place in the opera
house, which has been selected on account
of its convenience to the center of the oity.
The old quarters in Turner hall were found
to be so tar away as to deter many from at
tendine who would otherwise have gone.
The stagse of the opera house is ample to
accommodate a regulation ring twenty-four
feet square. Gallagher is the champion
welterweight of Montana. The men will
fight at catch weights.
Going Oat of James 0. Blaine Slowly but
WASmnaTOn, Jan. 9.-Dr. Johnson, after
remaining in the Blaine house all night,
left shortly after six o'clock this morning.
He said Blaine enjoyed a peaceful sleep
during the niht, and was only awakened
at suchi times as was necessary to give
I mediione and nourishment. The doctor
put a much more hopeful aspect on the
case this morning, but would not go into
details further than to say the night had
been a satisfactory one. At nine o'clook
the attendant at the door of the Blaine
mansion said that the patient was resting
very easily indeed. Blaine is showing re
markable vitality. In yesterday's sinking
spells it was thought he could not survive,
but his system responded to the remedies
administered with much readiness. Dr.
Johnson paid a visit to Blaine between five
and six o'clock. He said Mr. Blaine rested
comfortably all day and was much better.
He rallied considerably and there was no
reason, so far as Dr. Johnson could see, to
expeot a fatal termination daring the
May Die mat ay Time.
WAsmNoTow, Jan. 10 .-At three o'cloek
this morning there was every appearance of
quiet within the Blaine mansion. Blaine's
physolan, being asked as to whether there
is any immediate danger of Blaine's death,
replied: "He is liable to die at any time."
Reported Defalcation Denied.
Naw Youa, Jan. 9.--tegarding the re
ported embezalement of $2i0,000, reported
from Brussels, John A. McCall, president
of the New York Life Insurance company,
sars: "If there has been any defalcation in
the company's branch in Brussels I would
certainly have heard of It. and I have heard
of none. Godersm manager in roussels, is a
banker and millionaire. If there has been
a defalcation it must have been by the
employee in his own bank. Our Brussels
branch is a sub-ofioe of the Paris branch
and does an analgificant business. The
entire year's business would not amount to
Jlricklayers and Masons.
BAwLTIMOU, Jan. 9.-The convention of
the Brictklayers' and Masons' International
union met here this morning and will con.
tinue in session two or three weeks. The.e
are 200 delegates present from all parts of
the United Mtates and Canada.
The New Plasers of San Juan Arn
Said to , Be of Vast
Blight Thousand Men Strung Alon
the River Panning Out
Yellow MetaL
A Million Dollar Train L.aves the @abt.
Plaener for Wlndow-Trouble With
Jumpers Inevitable.
Drunoo, Col., Jan. 9.-There is na
longer any doubt of the exietenee of ioll
on the San Juan river, in southern Utah
From a point twenty-five miles from Bla.
City, following along the riyer to where I
empties into the Colorado, a diatanes o
110 miles, gold is being wushed out an
thousands of men are at work staking
claims, panning out colors and small nag
gets and free gold, regardless of the fee
that there is a scaroity of provisions, al
shelter except tents, an absence of ovei
sufficient timber to make camp Ares a
aught else supposed to be essential to man'i
life and comfort. The 81t. Louis Globe
Democrat correspondent was at Devil'
oanton last Thursday. That point Is mid
way between Bluff City and the month of
the San Juan. There are 2,000 men sea
tered through this canyon and all aye harl
at work. The old taken out varies in sia
from flour to nuggets about the sioe of i
coffee bean. The average to a pan is $2.50
Bed-rook is reached at a depth of from six
teen to twenty feet, and thogravel ewatshe
out in a small, narrow stream which d!
verges from the river at Devil's eanyon.
The miners are so scattered that no or
ganisation has yet been attempted there,
although it will probably besome one of
the main camps, unless the tale of large,
strikes further, down the river cause an ex
odus in that direction. Every day freet
rumors of large Snds are brought up iroe
other points, and with feverish haste elaimi
are abandoned, camp is struck and hun
dreds of men pull out for the new And,
The best claims have been grabbed by th
Gable Mininag company, named after SBu
perintendent Gable, of the Atlantil & Pa
oifle Bailroad company, who frat interested
capital In the new diggings. Thesn elaimi
embrace seventeen miles on the south baln
of the San Juan, near its month,sixtee.
miles on the north bank, and about twenty
miles on the Colorado river north to whal
is known as the Cass Hite old workinga
Eight hundred men wer emplyed theri
two weeks ago by the company, l4a t as
as men come alona who are willing to wor
for wages they are employed Their wages
are $8 a day, and they pay $8 for board,
sleeping in tents, Theoe Jo some hydraulic
machinery on the *rodnd and more is
headed that way over the desert
from Winslow, Ariz. which is about
125 miles distant, sixty miles
of this being through sand, whieh renders
freighting difficult. Some of the gold
taken out there runs in nuggets as large as
a nutmeg, and there seems to be plenty of
it, although the men in charge deny that
big discoveries have yet been made. Bed
rook is reacohed at twelve to sixteen feet,
and reports ciroulated by men who ought
to know are that lead has been struk, and
the disoveries at this point will equal
those of Dutch Flat.
There are not less than 8.000 men strung
along the river from Devil's canyon to the
Colorado. This number la being augmented
daily, and, as the average outhft coming
only has a few sacks of flour and some
bacon, there will be suffering unless some
of the Mormon merohants ship in a large
supply of provisions. As yet the only firm
outfltted with wagon talin is the co
operative store at Bluff City, whlh sent
down the river a few days ago ten six
horse teams with supplies from the points
nearest to the placere in Colorado. The
average number leaving each day is esti
mated at 150. There is a good wagon read
from this city, also from Dolores and
Manoos via Cortex.
The most remarkable thing about the
country after leaving Bluff City is the total
absence of timber. There are a few seat
tored cottonwoods, some stunted cedar and
pinon. It is a rocky country. Some pros
pectors are at work at points ten or fifteen
miles from the river, in small eanyons but
there being little water no results are ob
tained. Some roekers and sluice boxes are
being marked below iinson, but owing to
the oily formation of the rocks the quiok.
silver fails to attract.
Although the country is full of poor men.
it is not a poor man's camp. So far as devel
opments have orogresusd, the main town
will be located where the Gable company's
pclaers are staked, and indications are that
it will be a little the toughest place on
earth. Already several altercations have
taken place in that vicinity, but no blood
shed followed. But all along the river can
be heard mutteripge of men who, either
too lazy to pan or eager to brew treable,
are anxious to wrest from' this coae
pany presumed valuable claims. This
feeling is intensified daily, and seas.e no
little anxiety. There have been threats of
organizing a vigllance committee, but there
are no trees in that section oapable of slup
porting the weight of a man hanging by his
nook. There is not a woman in the dig
gings, with the exception of a few Navajo
esquanwe. Chinese will be excluded as aoon
am camp organizations are effeoted.
No gold from the plnaers has ben ahipped
in this direction, but a $1,000,000 train left
the Gable placers two weeks ago for Win.
dow. There may be some trouble with the
Navajoe, as their reservation ia swarming
with whites, and some of thee are pros
peoling the Carriso mountains reeardlee of
the Indian threate and admonitions.
Fabuloue Richee Near at Hand.
CHII1OnuAA, Mexico, Jan. 9.-There is no
abatement in the mining excitement near
Urea, Sonora, over the lioh gold finds of a
few weeks ago. It is estimated that the
new camp now has a population of 15,000
persons, mostly Mexicans, with a few Amer
ican prospectore from the southern parts of
Arizona. Traoings of old workings have
recently been discovered. This fact gives
color to the belief that the long lost mines
of the fabulous rlches of the Astecs are
about to be rediscovered. There has been
no trouble so far between the prospectors
and the Yaqul Indians, though the latter
view with sullen silesne the enoroaohments
upon their domain.
Have Had aongoh.
CmerwaN, Jan. 9.-The people of Johb
son county are seriously disseseug the
question of dropping the prossoutiol of
Oattlemen. The proseeution in the eld
will about bankrupt the coaun. ea. be.
sides the people say they ave ben i
ished enough already, hlgg been whip
in the ight, imprisoned, defeated gdUbSI'
cally and have loss time and 0 0.
The Olest s Rehttbbis.
BAN Fusanmoo, Jas. 61-4
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