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Some Hopeful Men Will Leave
for South America
Rich Find on the Peninsula to Be
. A Committee Representing; New York
Businessmen Will Investigate the
New Qold Discovery
Ifow York, March 18.—A committee of
three, representing a dozen business men
of this city, will within a few days leave
here for South America to investigate re
ports of gold, precious stones and copper
recently brought to their notice. The in
vestigation committee will be led "by J. A.
Corault, p. wealthy contractor and en
gineer. He will be accompanied by a
United States naval officer and another
engineer, on whose report the expedition
was organized. The committee intends
to sail by the next Pacilic Mail steamer
for Colon. If the investigation proves
what the reports say, the investors expect
to realize many millions each from the
Venture. The reports tell of untold
wealth. Gold in countless millions is to
be had for the taking. Diamonds, rubies,
sapphires and emeralds are abundant.
It appears that Jose Rodriguez Zelays.
a mining engineer and native of the
United States of Columbia, but who was
educated in England, determined a year
ago to take a tour over the Andes in Peru,
his object being to discover if possible a
promising gold Held. The engineer, after
many hardships, reached an elevation of
about 7000 foet on the Atlantic slope of
the Andes. He found at the mouth of a
stream emptying, probably, into the
Amazon, au Indian village, where, in a
crude fashion, the natives had washed
f out 1600 pounds ol pure gold within a year.
/This was in a locality, he says in his re
port, never before seen by "a white man.
At a near-by locality he found a large
area of alluvial gold deposits that yielded
from seventy cents to one dollar with
every pan. After carefully taking his
bearings he returned and landed at the
mouth of the Magdalena River in Colom
bia. He became acquainted with an offi
cer of a United States ninn-of-war station
ed there and told him what he had seen.
The officer secured a six months' furlough
and the two came to this city. Their vis
it resulted in tho formation of the com
pany. The officer and engineer will
accompany the expedition and will each
receive a share of the profits. Those in
terested in the enterprise will furnish all
the capital necessary.
The Largest Ferryboat in the World Is
San Francisco. March 18.—For the first
time since she was launched' fifteen years
ago, the largest ferryboat in the world
will soon be high aud dry in the ways at
West Oakland. For several weeks prepar
ations have been made to dock the mam
moth vessel, and now nothing is required
to accomplish the desired purpose but a
favorable tide. It was found necessary to
dredge out a special cnaunel about 300
yards long; to have fourteen hawsers of
extra length manufactured; to build a
special set of cables and to materially en
large the ways on which all the passenger
ferryboats are docked. Although not
available for any other purpose than the
docking of the Solano, several thousand
dollars nave been expended iv prelimin
ary work on the cradle, and the vessel is
still half a mile from the ways.
Since being towed down from Port
Costa all the engines and boilers have
been taken fioni the huge hull in
order that it msy be as buoyant as possi
ble. This has decreased the draught from
six feet to live feet and one-half inches,
but even that is nearly two feet deeper
than any ferryboat that has ever been
on the slip at West Oakland. To still
further raise the hull, pontoons have been
fastened on either side and the guards
have been shoved up and rnised with jack
screws a few inches in much the same
manner as a house is raised. As near as
can be estimated the weight of the hull is
about 5400 tons. The Solano was fifteen
years old last November and has been in
constant service since sho was launched.
It was estimated that $75,000 will be ex-
I ■ended on her before she leaves WestOak
Faith In Her Husband Lives Supreme In a
San Francisco. March 18.—It looks as if
Mrs. Alexander Ostlin haa been deserted
by her husband, although she is inclined
to believe that he has been shanghaied or
Her case is a sad one. She was recently
sent to the Napa asylum as she had shown
signs of insanity. About a fortnight ago
her husband, who was mate of the schooner
Twilight, went to see her and she pleaded
so strongly with him to take her home,
as she was hungry to see her boy again,
that he consented and obtained permis
sion from the asylum authorities to allow
her to go on parole. They came to the
city and secured rooms at the lodging
house, 115 Sixth street, their 5-year-old
boy being with them. On Friday morn
ing Ostlin left the house, but did not re
turn at night as usual. Next day Mrs.
Ostlin and her boy wandered around in
search of him, and finally came to the
City Hall. She was acting so queorly that
a policeman took her and the boy to the
receiving hospital. There they have re
mained ever since, but Ostlin has not
called to see them nor have any of his
friends seen him since Saturday week,
when he drew his pay. He is well known
along the water front, and at one time
was master of the schooner Mayflower.
The Fad Reaches San Francisco From Chicago
at Last
San Francisco, March 18.—The modern
saloon has come to San Francisco. It is a
private ventrfe, a business enterprise,
and is not ai< id in any way by benevolent
or reformat" y bodies. Despite the furore
that has ir m created over the Chicago
bishop's sjft drink and big free lunch
crusade against . the regulation liquor
saloons, the San Francisco reform estab
lishment was tbe lirst opened. It is culled
"Populist," and it is a depot for the pro
paganda of that party incidentally, and
the new in political economy generally.
The bar was formerly used for the dis
pensing of alcoholic drinks on Howard
street, near Fifteenth, and the rear bar
would not look unfamiliar to the oldest
idler on the water front. The glasses are
just like those out of which whisky and
beer are drank in other places, and their
arrangement is familiar to the experienced
eye. The bottles suggest strong drink,
but only soft drinks to the weary
There is also one pool table and a bil-
Hard table In the room, at which well
dressed young men are usually seen play
ing, and here and there scattered about
(.he room are tables at which cards, chess
and checkers are the means of diversion.
There is also a Jong table loaded with
books and papers, and in racks on one
side of the apartment are the leading
novels issued in cheap form. The place
has a cosy and homelike appearance, and
appears to be an attraction to the young
men of the neighborhood equally with
the hard liquor dispensing places. The
ruling genius of the place is Mrs. Han
sen, a vivacious blonde, who serves the
customers of the place in a pleasant and
graceful manner. Tlie neighbors say that
the saloon is quiet and orderly, and that
no complaint would ever be necessary
against such an establishment.
Great Mystery Surrounds the Dispute
Between the Countries
Washington, March 18. —An impenetra
ble mystery surrounds the negotiations
between the State Department and the
Spanish Government on the Allianca af
fair. It seems to have been borne in up
on the officials of the State Department
that in the present state of public feeling
better progress can be made toward a
peaceful settlement of the question by
keeping the various notes secret than by
giving publicity to them before a conclu
sion has been reached. The only response
to definite inquiries that can be obtained
is v positive refusal to discuss the subject
in any aspect, and whether or not any
action has yet been taken by the Spanish
Government in the direction of issuing
instructions to its naval officers to refrain
from further interference with American
shipping will probably be learned first
from Havana, from which point tho or
der will bt distributed.
An Accidental Tragedy on James V. Coleman's
San Jose, March I.—This afternoon
James Pierce, a watchman on James V.
Coleman's ranch about ten miles from
this city, was shot in the side but not ser
iously injured by Joseph Dubois, a crank
who occupied a cabin on the place.
Dubois has recently been acting
strangely. He boarded up the windows
of his cabin and barricaded the doors as
if he feared an attack. Pierce wanted to
get some information from him about
some gates that had been left open, and
when Dubois refused to open the door,
Pierce began tearing a board from the
window. instantly there came a shot
through the window from within and
Pierce received a tiesh wound under the
left arm. He was brought to San Jose
and found not to be seriously hurt. The
insane inmate of the cabin was captured
by the Sheriff, but not until he had caved
in a door and a window. The prisoner
made no resistance, and was brought to
the County Jail and locked up.
Weird Tale Told by the Supposed flarderer
of a Woman
JSun Francisco, March 18.—"Jim" Neal,
a variety actor, declares that the house at
888 California street is haunted and re
fuses to live in it. He says that he can
hear with much distinctness the grouns
of a woman every time be attempts to
sleep. Last Friday night a young woman
named Jane Clark, who lived nt 633 Cali
fornia street, was found dead in tbe luon.
An investigation proved that the woman
was addicted to the use of opium and
that her death wus due to au overdose.
Neal lived in the same bou.se, und on
Saturday night he rushed out of the house
declaring that a ghost was annoying him
und that it is the specter of Jatie Clark.
Nenl is so frightened that he will not
ascend the stairs after dark, nor will le
sleep in tbe house. N'cal and the Claiy.
woman were friends and the land lad.*
says tbey were not always on the best o"f\
terms, and probably remorse has some-]
tiling to do with the actor's delusion. '
An Advance Courier Arrives in New York
With News
Great Discovery of a Young; College
Student-.He Found Gold on
the Sea Shore
New York, March 18.—There arrived at
the Saint Denis Hotel last night a young
man who, since Wednesday morning last,
has been journeying towurds this city at
the fastest possible rata with a piece of
highly interesting news.
His name is Thomas Gordon, and he is a
member of the Co-oporative Community
of Liberal Mormons which for the past
twenty-two years has been established at
Bluff, San .fitan county, Utah. In 1887
young Gordon was sent, at the expense of
the community, to the University of
Pennsylvania to receive an education to
lit him to become a teacher in the graded
High School. He took the full academic
course, was graduated in 1891 nnd im
mediately returned to his home. A week
ago last Saturday, according to his story,
some of the older pupils got into a dis
cussion concerning tho transporting power
of moving water in relation to river beds,
and to settle tho dispute he volunteered
to take the class on Monday to tlie bank
of the Sun Juan River and show them the
At 10 a. m., accompanied by about
twenty scholars, the school teachers went
to the river. They wandered down stream
about a mile in search of a place for the
demonstration. Several of the older boys
had long handled spades. A point was
selected at a bend of the river near a high
. bluff of basaltic rock on the New Mexico
side of the stream. Not a half dozen
spadesful of sand had been scooped up
before a gold nugget the size of a pea was
brought to light. This was followed by
the finding of many flakes of gold. All
thoughts of geological investigation was at
once abandoned, and the news that there
was gold in the river was carried to the
settlement by the excited pupils. Among
the members of the community were
three old California miners, and they im
mediately took command of the opera
tions in which the entire colony at once
Directly across the San Juan from Bluff
is a reservation of the Navajo Indians
with whom the Mormons are on the best
terms. It was decided to try both sides
of the river and a small coffer dam wus
constructed on the reservation side. At
noon Monday and at the close of work
Tuesday there wus taken from the river
bed by the most primitive methods a sum
of gold in flakes and nuggets equal to
$3300. A meeting of the elders was held
at once and it was decided to dispatch
the school teacher of New York with let
ters to influential friends here. Mr. Gor
don left Bluff last Wednesday and reached
Durango. eighty-two miles distant, in
time to catch the fast train Thursday for
Denver. He declines to discuss tne de
tails of his mission to the East, j
Dropped Dead on the Street
Washington. March 18.—William T.
Bray ton. a Clerk in the pension office who
came here from Wisconsin, dropped dead
oa the street today.
New York Has a Chance for Two
Large Hotels
Which Will Own the Finest Hotel in the
John Jacob and William Waldorf Are the
Competitors In Putting Up Magnificent
New York, March 18.—William Waldorf
and John Jacob Astor have locked horns
over which shall own the finest hotel in
New York City, and as a result property
in the neighborhood of the Waldorf Hotel
has increased greatly in value. John J.
Astor purchased the buildings adjoining
and to the north of the Waldorf, and an
nounced that he would build there a
hotel that would be 100 feet deeper, sev
eral stories higher and in every way more
magnificent than the Waldorf.
Last night it became known that the
agents of William Waldorf Astor had pur
chased several pieces of property adjoin
ing the Waldorf on Thirty-third street,
and that tbey bad been trying to obtain
the unexpired leases on the houses. In
THE NEW ASTOR HOUSE—The Great Hotel Which John Jacob Astor is About to Construct
at Twenty-fourth Street and Fifth Avenue
some instances, it is said, the prices were
startling. Only two houses have yet been
purchased. It'is William.Waldorf's inten
tion to build an annex to the Waldorf and
to make it oven finer and larger than the
projected hotel of John Jacob. Money is
no consideration, and his only desire is
to be able to have the new Waldorf in per
fect condition at the same time that John
Jacob Astor's new hotel is opened to the
Offlclal Notice Given to the Sllverltes by the
St. Paul", Minn., March 18,—Ignatius
Donnelly and Sidney M. Owen, Populist
candidate for Governor at the last election,
make official announcement that the
People's party of Minnesota will not join
the Free Silver Coinage party.
Mr. Donnelly says: "The idea of our
party deserting the principles laid down
in the Omaha platform and consenting to
be the tail to an exclusive silver party is
absurd. The People's party has other
fully as important plans for the ameliora
tion of the condition of mankind. If the
silver men are in earnest in their move,
let them join our party, We have always
favored the free coinage of silver, but we
have other plans in view which we cannot
abandon. Had the silver men stood by
our purty in the last election we would
have carried Colorado, Montana, Wash
ington, Idaho, Wyoming and perhaps
other states. Instead of doing this they
said the Republican party in those states
was in favor of the free coinage of silver,
and that therefore it was good enough for
them. If that is so Ido not see why the
same party is not good enough for them
Application for an Order to Pay Over the
Coin Made
Omaha, Neb., March 18.—A special to
the Bee from Lincoln, Nebraska, says:
The Federal Court re-convened today. A
motion was heard on the part of Gran
ville Dodge for an order on the receivers
of the Union Pacific to pay over the trust
fuud, amounting to $27,929 now due.
Pending the litigation over the validity of
the bonds of the Colorado & Texas rail
road receivers of the Union Pacific rail
way held a trust fund amounting to
$300,000. As these bonds have now been
declared valid, Judge Dundy made r *Ve
order asked for in favor of Dodge as hold
er of the coupons, a trifle over $200 hav
ing been deducted from the full amount
of the fund as an offset to the Union Pa
cific for freight shipments which made
the order call for $27,929,57. The title of
this case is Oliver Ames against the re
ceivers of the Union Pacific Railroad
An Outrage Committed on an Aged Woman
in Nebraska
Omaha. Neb., March 18—A special to
the Bee from Butte, Nebraska, says:
Some time Friday Mrs. W. T. Holton, a
respectable woman residing alone on a
ranch in an isolated part of Keye Paha
county, was outraged and lynched. The
crime is credited to the vigilantes of the
district who believed her in league with
cattle rustlers. Some think rustlers com
mitted the crime for revenge on account
of evidence furnished by the woman
against them. Persons passing the ranch
Saturday found the body and reprrted the
matter today. The coroner found $00 on
the woman's person, which is regaided as
certain evidence that the crime
was not committed by tramps, as at first
supposed. Her struggle fori life had been
a hard one. The bedding unl the clothing
of the woman were torn an 1 scattered
about the building. Uer shoes had cvi
dently been removed, probably by herself,
preparatory to going to bed, when sur
prised by the lynchers. The woman had
evidently been outraged before she was
strung up, and everything points toward
a premeditated plan "for the consummation
of the dastardly deed. No warrants have
yet been issued, but a meeting of the citi
zens of the neighborhood was held yester
day and it was decided that prompt
measures should be taken, and it is ex
pected that possibly several hangings
will take place before long. Several per
sons are under suspicion and the parties
will be tak?n and compelled to confess.
The latest report comes that a man named
Hunt is implicated in some way with the
lynchers, and it is thought he can be
forced into a confession. A number of
the alleged rustlers were recently arrested
and taken to Spring View, where they
broke jail and escaped to the reservation,
where they were afterward" recaptured
and convicted. The proximity of the
Indian reservation to the scene of the
depredation makes it possible that a
United States Deputy Marshal may have
to make the arrests if warrants are sworn
Germany Places Herself on Record In the
Monetary Conference
London March 18.—A dispatch to the
Times from Berlin says that the Imperial
Oazette makes the startling statement
that the state council, in adopting Hohen
lohe's declaration on the currency ques
tion, omitted the phrase, "without pre
judicing our imperial currency." The
omission, however, is no indication that
Germany has been converted to bimetall
ism. The declaration in the currency
question that Hohenlobe "read in the
Reichstag was as follows:
"Without prejudicing our imperial cur
rency, one must confess that tho differ-
ences in the value of gold and silver con
tinue to react in our commercial life.
Following, therefore, the tendency that
led to the appointment of a silver com
mission, lam ready to consider, in con
nection with the federal government,
whether we can not enter upon an inter
changing of opinion as to common rem
edial measures with the other states
which are chiefly interested in maintain
ing the value of "silver."
The General Still Hopes to Regain His
Lost Territory
Safely Housed In a San Francisco Hotel tbe
flan Is Directing Operations by flail.
Some Inside Facts
San Francisco, March 18.—General An
tonio Ezeta, who is safely housed.in a
comfortable hotel, announces that a new
rebellion in his interest has taken place in
San Salvador. The last steamer from the
south brought a letter to Ezeta stating
that on February Ist, last, President
Gutierrez unearthed a conspiracy that had
been hatched for the purpose of reinstat
ing Ezeta as head of the Government ol
San Salvador.
Under Gutierrez's order all the leading
conspirators were shot. Among them
were Colonels Barrios and Salgedo and
Captain Mangandi. The chief of police
was immediately shot and agents of the
Government caused the arrest of many
suspects. The letter adds that all the
prisoners who were in jail since the last
uprising, were ordered to be hanged, and
Ezeta believes that by this time tne order
has been executed. Colonel Vasquez, a
supposed leader of the plotters, was
hanged by a mob of indignant citizens,
the letter states, and Ezeta has concluded
that his followers chose an inopportune
moment for their undertaking.
Women Still Suffer
Salt Lake, Utah, March 18.—A delega
tion of woman suffragists appeared before
the constitutional convention today with
petitions and memorials in favor of
woman suffrage.
The documents were read and referred
to appropriate committees.
The committee on preamble and decla
ration of rights made a report which was
made the special order for consideration
on Wednesday.
Work of a Swindler
Atlanta, Ga., March 18.—Reports of the
operations of the swindler who has been
personating Colonel A. J. West, Quarter
master-General of Georgia, in Philadel
phia, Boston and elsewhere, continue to
reacil Colonel West and his friends here.
Colonel West is greatly annoyed that his
name should have been used in such" a
manner, and is highly gratified to learn
of the arrest of the crook in Boston.
A Monumental Fake
Salt Lake, Utah, March 18.—Mr. Ham
mond, delegate to the constitutional con
vention from San Jaun county, Utah,
was shown the story telegraphed from
Xew York about the rich gold find on the
San Juan river. He characterizes the
story as a monumental fake and says no
such a.man as Gordon is known in his
A Matter of Route
Decoto, CaL. March 18.—A meeting of
the board of directors of the proposed
Havwards und San Jose electtic road will
be held in Centreville next Thursday aft
ernoon, when the route to be taken will
be decided on. Ail the directors have
been chosen.
Mysterious Shortage Reported
at the Carson City Mint
I. Is Expected That a Clue to tbe
Money Will Be Found
The Cold Drifted Out of Sight end None o f
the Mint Employees Can Tell
Where It Went
Carson, Nev., March 18.—Andrew Mason,
Government Mint Inspector, and Super
intendent of the Now York Assay Depart
ment, lias been in Carson for the past
week inspecting affairs at the United
States Mint in this city. An article in
this evening's Tribune to that effect has
given rise to the rumor that something
was wrong at the mint, as heretofore the
presence of mint inspectors has always
been known to the public on the day of
The fact of so much secrecy caused ugly
rumors, and this evening it was learned
from Hirsch Harris, melter and refiner,
that something was wrong at the mint,
and that a shortage had been discovered
about a month ago.
S It was learned that something over
|80,000 has mysteriously disappeared, and
that live clean-ups, which were made in
quick succession, as it was thouglft some
clerical error had been made, failed to
reveal the cause of the shortage.
Hetined gold and silver bullion to that
amount has disappeared from the depart
ment, and Inspector Mason expects to be
able to clear up the mystery in a day or
two. Mr. Harris also stated the reason
so much secrecy was observed was that it
was not deemed advisable to give the
matter publicity as that might prevent
the discovery and recovery of the loss.
No direct charges have been made as yet,
and it will probably be some days before
the mystery is unraveled. The presence
of General Bob Keating, in Carson, to
whom several mint employees, including
Superintendent J. \V. Adams, owe their
positions, is significant.
A Case of Criminal Libel Continued Untl
April ist
New York, March 18.—The preliminary
examination of Charles A.Dana, the editor
of the Sun,on the indictment f w r criminal
libel of Frank B. Noyes, of the Washing
ton Evening Star, which had been set
down for today, brought together an un
usually large assemblage at the office of
United States Commisioner Shields, in
the Federal building, this morning. The
indictment was returned by the grand
jury of the Supreme Court for the District
of Columbia, on March 7. It also included
William L. Latian, publisher of the Sun,
who has not yet been arrested. Franklin
Barrett was tho counsel for Mr. Dana.
Mr; Dana and Elihu Koot arrived to
gether. LTnited States District Attor
ney McFarlane represented the prosecu
Mr. RDot asked that Mr. Dana be dis
charged on his own recognizance pending
application, which was assented to by
District Attorney McFarlane. It was ar
ranged that the application for removal of
the case to the District of Columbia court
should be heard on Monday, April 1, at
2 p. m.
A Crowd of Negro Laborers net by the
New Orleans, March 18.— A gang of ne
gro laborers who crossed the river this
morning io unload tbe steamer Etolia, of
Elder, Dempster & Co.,were met on their
arrival by a number of white men and told }
they would not be allowed to work and
commanded to return to this side of the
river at once. Later a committee from
the Screwmen's Association of Jefferson
came over and applied for work on the
steamer. After a brief conference it was
agreed that the work on the Etolia
should be divided, the Jefferson parish
taking one-half and the negroeß from
this city the other. No further trouble
is anticipated at this point.
The whole river front presented a more
decidedly lively appearance this after
noon than at any time for the past week.
Cotton is arriving freely and the men are
busy at work loading ships without mo
lestation on the part of anyone.
How San Jose Purposes Getting Even on
Unlicensed Venders
San Jose, March 18 —An ordinance to
regulate tho sale of milk was given its
first reading in the Common Council this
evening. The ordinance provides that all
milk venders must be duly licensed and
registered, the licenses to be granted free
of charge. If mils is found to be impure
or not up to tbe standard, indicating a
healthy condition of the cows, the vender
is to be complained of before the city jus
tice and if convicted his license is*to be
forfeited and he is subjected to a fine not
exceeding $100 or imprisonment not to
exceed thirty days. Other sections pro
vided that the health officer may at any
time investigate the condition of any
dairyman's cows or the place where he
keeps them, and if there is found to be
anything about his establishment con
ducive to unhealthful milk he is to be pro
ceeded aguinst us before mentioned.
Thinks the Spring Valley Water Company
Will Sell Out
San Francisco, March 18.—Mayor Sutro
believes the Spring Valley Water Works
Company will attempt very soon to soil its
water system to the city. He has declared
that it is impossible for any one to supply
a large city with pure water from a sup
ply gained in or about the city limits,and
he bus suid that he will tirove that all the
sources of supply the Spring Valley cor
poration has are contaminated by human
habitations near them. Therefore he is
in favor of the city building a new sys
tem, the water of which must be secured
from t-ources in some uninhabited
district in the Sierra Nevada moun
Charge of Felony Against Charles A. Dana
Qoes Over
New York, March 18.—The examination
of Charles A, Dana, editor of the New
York Sun, on the charge of criminal libel
preferred by Frank B. Noyes, of the
Washington Star, came up before Commis
sioner Shields this forenoon. Lawyers
Root and Burtlett for the defense insisted
that the Federal Courts of tbe District of
Columbia had no right to demand the re
moval of Dana from this city to Wash
ington. Commissioner Shields issued the
order of commitment to .lunge Brown of
the United States District Court and pa
roled tho defendant in the custody of his
lawyers. Mr. McFarlane and the*lawyers
for the defense immediately repaired to
Judge Brown's court. The Judge said he
would hear the arguments Tuesday,
April 2d, upon motion for a warrant of
removal of defendant to Washington.
A Newspaper in British Columbia Under
the Ban
Victoria, 8.C., March 18.—The affairs of
the Kootenai Mail, one o f the best-known
papers {in the British Columbia mining
region, are in a tangle. The M ;il -ecently
found itself constrained to administer a
mild roast to Sheriff Nortl.ey and several
of his friends.
Their turn came soon after, when the
sheriff found himself in temporary pos
session of the printing office. Sheriff
Xorthey was alive to his opportunity, and
promptly issued a special edition of the
paper setting forth bis grivances and those
of bis friends. 15. 11. Leo and Miss Emma
Swift, each of whom contributed njrtieles.
Tnen the Sheriff paid a visit to Hume, a
short distance away, and, returning, found
Editor Vail and the regular staff In pos
session with doors locked and barricaded.
Late in the evening a regular edition of
tbe Mail appeared, apologizing for the
Sheriff's journalistic venture of the morn
ing and again bitterly assailing him. At
last advices the Sheriff was still watching
tho door in the hope of again gaining pos
session of the promises, and, thereby the
lever of the press.
Cleveland Is Fifty-Elght and the People
Know It
Washington, March 18.—President Cleve
land is 58 years old today. There was,
however, no special observance of the day
at the White House and the President
kept closely to his desk as usual. Several
congratulatory telegrams were received
and several of hi* intimate friends called,
while others sent their eongratulatlons
accompanied by baskets of flowers.
President Cleveland conferred at noon
today with Secretaries Gresham and
Carlisle. The Allianca affair was gone
over and the statement is made that the
present aspect of the subject is such as to
give assurance that there will be no trouble
of a serious character between the United
States and Spain.
Remarkable Flow Struck by Well Borers In
Sonoma, Cal., March 19.—A remarkable
flowing artesian and gas well was struck
by borers on Captain Boye's Aqua Rica
ranch near this place today. Water with
a temperature of 112 degrees bursts up
from the bowels of the earth at a depth
of seventy feet. Accompanying the flow
of hot water is an immense volume of natu
ral gas in sufficient quantity to light the
town. The discovery is looked upon as
being of much importance to this valley,
as an analysis of the water from the well
proves it to be very valuable for medicin
al purposes.
Like "Mose" Gunst the Ex-OHlce Holder Will
Fight for Place In the Courts
San Francisco, March 18.—M. R. Hig
gins, whom Governor Budd removed
from tho offlce of Insurance Commis
sioner, states positively that he will not
surrender the office to Senator Gesford of
Napa, -whom Governor Budd has named
as his successor.
Higgins says his removal was simply a
matter of politics and that he thinks the
courts will sustain him in his contention
that he was legally appointed by Gover
nor Markham.
More Fatalities Follow a British Sailing
The Chief Officer of the
Knocked into the md
Instantly KM
Port Townsend, Wash., March 18.—
Archibald Anderson, nead officer of the
British ship Linlithgowshire, now in
port, was today accidentally struck by a
ballast basket and knocked into the hold
and instantly killed. Within tho last
three months three deaths have occurred
on the vessel. Her captain died when the
ship was Roing into Valparaiso, and his
successor just after leaving that, port,
while temporarily insane, committed
suicide by jumping overboard. Just be
fore reaching Cape Flattery the second
officer fell down into the hold and his in
juries may prove fatal.
Damage to Fruit
Hanford, Cal., March 18.—The damage
to fruit by the late frosts in this locality
may be summed up as follows:
Royal apricots generally badly dam
aged. Peach apricots are partially killed
in some orchards, while in others they
seem to have escaped entirely. Guerleys
and White Royals will probably yield part
of a crop. On the whole a half crop of
apricots remains. Peaches are very little
damaged in some places. A beneficial
thinning is the result. Nectarines and
prunes promise a very heavy crop.
The Lutherans
Salina, Kan., March IK.—The twenty
fifth annual meeting of the Augusta
Synod of the Swedish Lutheran Church,
which has been in session at Lindsborg,
closed today. The states of Kansas, Ne
braska, California, the Utah district and
the Columbia conference are comprised
in this synod. Many prominent divines
were present and much profitable work
was accomplished.
A Young Man Drowned
Redding, CaL, March 18.—Word reached
here from Igo today that Will Wright,
aged 22, was drowned in Clear Creek,
while searching for the body of Jennie,
daughter of Supervisor Harvey, who wus
drowned last week. Wright was in a boat
with several others when the boat cap
sized, all but Wright reaching the shore.
Presidential Plums
Washington, March 18.—The President
today announced the following appoint,
ments: Joseph R. Herod of Indiana, Sec
retary of the Legation of the United States
to Japan; Henry A. Oemery, interpreter
of Consulate at Ning I'o, China; George
F. Smithers. interpreter to Consulate at
Oaska and Hioga, Japan.
Shoemaker Gets the Place
fJJWashington, Marcb 18. —First Lieuten
ant Charles E. Shoemaker has been pro
moted to be Captain in the revenuo ma
rine service. This is understood to be
preliminary to his appointment us chief
of the service to succeed tho late Captain

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