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Broadway JULIAN MINING DISTRICT Richest Gold Region South of Tehachipi AN INTERESTING REPORT The Ore Tests Run High Throughout The Eotire District Fortunes and Towns That Were Waning Are Now Waxing—The Deer Park Coun. try Showa Rich Finds San Diego, Feb. 15— Sixty miles in an easterly direction from San Diego among the Julian mountains, lies one of the most picturesque and perfectly conditioned mining camps in Califor nia. Taking passage at tide water in San Diego, on the train of the San Di ego, Cuyamaca and Eastern railway in the morning to Foster's sta tion.twenty five miles distant, thence by stage thirty-five miles through fertile valleys and up steeper ascents, at evening time the traveler finds himself in the quaint town of Julian, 4500 feet above his starting point of tbe morning, and he looks back upon the pleasant scenes through which he has passed daring the day, the good roads, comfortable farmsteads, numerous orchards, moun tain fastnesses of rook and forest, with an interest only exceeded by the new inspiration that he now feels, as he looks out upon the Julian landscape, softened by the glowing hues of the western sky where the sun has sunk into the sea and rendered even more pastoral than is possible by its oak and pine clad hills, green meadows, sparkling brooks and acres teeming with the thrift of husbandry. The traveler now feels the force of the statement he has previously heard that he is now at the center of the richest gold producing and horticul tural district south of Tehachipi. He has tasted of the marvelous deciduous fruits of thia region, viewed with favor the many orchards to be seen on every hand, and now insists upon a similar demonstration as to the gold. He has not far to go or long to wait. On the commanding bills overlooking the little town are the great dumps, houses and macninery of mines that from the year 18tJ'J when gold was first discovered, until ten years following, made this camp famous throughout the state. Some mines in this vicinity have been continual producers, but the greater number, because of litigation over the title to the property wnich occurred years ago, relaxed their vigor, and having gone deep enough to strike the water, were uoable to continue further without machinery, aud so the camp declined until the once smart town of 1500 inhabitants today is a vil lage of 200 souls. But the tide of for tune has again set strongly in favor of this district, and this camp bids fair to receive great attention this spring and summer. The formation of this dis trict is of micacious clay schists, and was until recently believed to be the only formation in which gold appeared In this district, and like the minerß who for years ran over the buried millions at Cripple Creek, so did the thousands of prospectors who have wintered aud summered at Julian run over the granite formation that adjoins tbe slates on the east, searching for gold in their favorite formation, while beneath their feet in the granite ma trix, unknown to their science of metal lurgy, lay deposits of as great or great er value than those of the slate belt. Within six months past a Mexican family at a rancheria six miles from Julian, over on the granite belt, un covered a mine of great value. At first the old timers shook t heir-heads and refused to credit the reports of great finds in the granite, but addi tional discoveries being made, they lost confidence in the old precedents and joined the rush for the granite fields. At this time four properties are being well opened up, and are pay ing finely from tbe surface down, while the granite country for a great dis tance has been staked out. The Ranch ita, one of tbe first discoveries, is now down 100 feet, with numerous drifts •bowing a good strong ledge of from eighteen inches to three feet wide, of $50 rock on an average. Places in tbe mine have been burrowed out by the former Mexican owners, who milled ore going as high as $150 per ton. Three hundred yards distant is the Eleboda, similar to the Ranch ita. A mill run of 150 tons just made resulted iv a $1000 gold brick, aud plenty of similar ore in sight. The Big Four and North Star of this group Bra promising equally big results, aud many others from the surface prospects give support to the belief that thisgraud field will produce much bullion for years to come. South aud east of these finds come reports of some wonderful discoveries along the contact of the slate and granite belt. One assayor of tfood repute pronounces the find to be telluride ore. One loca tor claims his ore will run $5000 to the ton. Among these new strikes is a twenty-four foot vein of $15 ore. Cer tainly not a bad find when we consider that fuel is to be had in abundance at $3.50 per cord, aud water is iv abun dance. With the e\citeinent occas ioned by the new discoveries the old mines on tbe slate belt that have lain idle for years have been given a new impetus, and iv every instance there has been remarkable success. Tbe Shen andoah for ten years filled with water, has been pumped out, retimbered and a fine body of high grade ore uncovered. The Owens,one of the best known mines of the olden days has been rehabili tated by a San Francisco company, and the work of pumping out and retim bering is going on. This company bas spent $20,000 upon this property in new hoisting and mill house and iv putting the mine in shape. The Hel vetia, an old and noted miue, with its fine hoisting works and ten-stamp mill, is likewise being burnished up and pumped out. Iv all these old proper ties there are good bodies of ore of free-milling rock, carrying consider able sulphurets, which increase in quantity and value as the ore descends. Heretofore no effort bas been made to save these sulphurets, and they have gone off in the tailings. A test of two tons of sulphurets at Selby's, however, gave $180 to the ton, aud as the ore in tbe lower drift is said to run one ton of sulphurets to every ten tons of ore, tbe owners have awakened to the small fortune they have allowed to run away through the sluice box. The quicksilver process has been the only one used in this camp, but there is now talk of introduc ing a cyanide plant, as there is bo much tiour gold in the rock that the finest screens fail to detain it in the battery and when once out of the screen it goes off with the oorrent. At Banner, four miles lrom Julian to the great Bailey Bros.' Ready Belief mine and mill with their wonderful water power plant, a tweuty inch stream with a 070 foot fall, a twelve foot wheel fitted with pelton buckets, drives a ten stamp mill, hoisting machinery, auxiliary wheels drive the pumps, while a portion of the water power is used iv au injeotor at the Redman miue some distance across the creek bed, where tbe work of draining a very wet mine is in progress. The Cincin nati Bell and Gold King groups are on the line of progress and are preparing to move their stamp mills from tbe creek bed up to the collar of the shaft and utilize the water from the mine for milling purposes. Twelve miles south of Juiiau iv tbe Deer Park coun try some rich finds have been re ported, and a company of San Diego capitalists, owning a group of four mines are erecting a mill to be run with water power, a forty-, inch stream flowing naturally over a cliff 100 feet in height, a beautiful cas ' cade, bas been harnessed through 100 feet of perpendicular pipe to a twelve foot wheel at tbe botton of the cliff, which furnishes power for tbe mill, with enough to spare to drive all the machinery this company will ever re quire in their mining enterprises. Surely, with all tbe natural advant nges of cheap fuel, a plentiful supply of pure water, beautiful location, near ness to source of supplies, surrounded by a wonderfully fertile farming and fruit-growing district, provided with food supplies in abundance and cheap, good roads, schools, churches and all the niceties and endearments of civili zation, combined with the great wealth of gold already fo .nd to exist, this spot is marked above all others by the hand of mother nature as an ideal min ing country. Phoenix Carnival. Tickets $sg For round trip, including Pullman berth, ou Southern Pacific, eighteen hours quicker than any other line. Leave Arcade depot 'J :30 p. in., arrive at Phrr-nix 8 o : cloclr fol lowing morning. Tickets sold February i7th ami le>th, retuxnina HMmmd LOS ANGELES HEBALD: SUNDAY MORINiJNt*, FEBHUABY Itf, 1896. A KINGDOM OF GOLD GALORE What England's Conquest of Ashantee Means PREMPEH'S GOLDEN HORDE If He Were Only a Capable Man of Finance The Savage Honarch CoulJ Be the Richest Man on Earth—Mldos Would Not Be In It King Prempeh, with his 3838 wives, his old piuu' hat, bis state umbrella and royal chair of solid gold, to say noth ing of millions of subjects and thou sands of square miles of land, are all now the property of her majesty, Queen Victoria. Ashantee has fallen almost without a struggle and a vast territory believed to be reeking with gold, will soon be gobbled up by com mercial England. The riches of tho land in the Trans vaal, whioh the sturdy Boers have kept under their supervision to the aggra vation of the English, will, it is thought, be discounted by the gold of Ashantoe. If King i'rempeh's country pans out as expected, England can well afford to stop her intrigues for the domination of the Transvaal and con centrate ber attention upon developing the newest acquisition. There are 8,000.000 subjects of King Prempeh in the Ashantee country, and the poorest of them wear ornaments of the purest gold. The lowliest Ashan tee woman, whose wardrobe begins and ends with a small strip of reed grass worn about the bins, has gold bands on her ankles, gold chains around her neck, gold bracelets on her arms, gold rings on her lingers and gold in ncr ears. If she knew enough he could clothe herself from bead to foot in gold and do the same with her numerous progeny. No one knows how much of the precious metal there is in Ashan tee. Iron and cooper also abound there, but these have 1 ieen practically cast into the shade by the golden glamor permeating the savage king dom. King Koffee, the predecessor of Prempeh, reigned in Ashantee when Viscount Wolseley, now commander in-chief of the British army, made his memorable war against tbe savage monarch in 1873. In Koffee's palace were found several rudely made bogs heads heaping full of gold dust. It is hard to estimate the value of a barrel of solid gold, but it ruus way into the millions. Prempeh inherited all of these bar rels of gold and he has added to them. Whenever any of his 8,0U0,000 subjects collect any gold they have to turn over the best part of it to the king. No one knows bow much Prempeh is worth, least of all himself, it would not be a rash statement to say that he may be tl.e richest monarch in the world, for all of his wealth is in gold. He may be worth $600,000,000, aod he is certainly not worth less than $100,000,000. If he were a tinancier and knew how to dispose of his holdings to commer cial concerns he could probably sell out for more than $2,000,000,000. He sits on a chair or stool of solid gold which four muscular blacks can just carry. The weight of this stool is about 500 pounds. A pound of gold is worth $:-120 and 500 pounds means $100,000. Therefore Prempeh owns the most valuable stool in tbe world. How much he will have of all this a year from now when tbe ravenous bands of the English have been delving into his treasures, it is quite easy to conjecture. In the expressive language of today, it will probably be "Nit." If the Ashantee savage, withont an atom of tutored intelligence, frankly ignorant of the rudiments of gold min ing, can accumulate all its troasure. what will the English do, fortified by science, skill aud mechanical appli ances? Sorely a golden vista is opened up, which is dazzling to contemplate. 'And England won all this with scarcely a struggle. But it will be a struggle to maintain it. To combat the customs of a people who bave lived in savage freedom for thousands of years, and who enjoy strength and j vigor amid the deadly miasma which ! kills the European like a shot, is no i Biean task. Besides, the Ashantee is a tighter. He is tall, muscular, and knows how to use j tbe modern rifle, l'rempeh, in his deal ings with traders, saw that civilization might be copied with advantage in a ; i few things. The white man who bur- | | dened himself with clothes he reearded i las an imbecile. The white man wl_o j j contented nimself with a single wife he i j looked at with contempt. Tbe white I I man who could not see the glory of human sacrifice he deemed a heathen, j But tbe white man and his magazine ! rifle ho looked up to with respect, j How many pounds of gold he gave for I tbe fine rifle and ammunition with i which his army of 00.000 men are equipped no one knows. | Bat the rifles availed him nothing. The handful of Englishmen who v few ! days ago penetrated to Coomassie, the j capitßl of Ashantee, dismayed and overwhelmed the royal forces by shoot skyrockets and harmless pyrotechnics in the night timo. If a billion devils were loosened amid l'rempeh's war riors greater consternation would not have been caused. They were literally frightened to the verge of death. The English are now in command at Coomasßie. Colonel Sir Francis Scott, a soldier of experience in African war fare, is at the head of the English forces, and will exact many promises from Prempeh. He is accompanied by Prince Chistian Victor, eldest sou of I'rince Christian Hchleswig-Holsteiu who wag famous at Oxford as a fo .it ball and oricket player and general good fellow. He joined the Ashantee expedition to win military glory, and j has been successful. Coomassie is a queer place aud the stories which the English soldiers will bring back will be worth reading. It i has 40,000 inhabitants and tbe huts are I 1 irregularis laid out in avenues. One j avenue is a mile long. The 333'! wives awarded to the king by a custom, cen turies old, live in two long streets. Prempeh doesn't know half of his wives even by sight. There will be one praiseworthy re sult of the English conquest of Ashan tee. Human sacrifice will be stopped. The slaughter of Prempeh's subjects on feast days in the grove near Coo- I massie will cease and should l'rempeh die, 2000 men and women will not be killed to accompany him to the great unknown, as was the custom ou the death! of all of his predecessors, j The Baritone and the Donkey Mr. Clifford Halle tells tho following amusing anecdote: '"It was at Port Eliza beth, South Africa, where 1 was announced to give a concert. The room in which 1 sang was situated in a part, of the town where the population seemed to consist mostly of geese, ducks, pigs, and other domestic animals. It was hot. and the main entrance was kept open to admit the fresh air. "1 had run through a couple of items, after which I heuan to sing the well known song: Bruder, Gehst Uu I Her Vorueber? i(Brother, cotnest thou this way.) to tlie apparent satisfaction of the audience. The song ends with the words: 'Binder, Bruder, sage Ja* ( Brother, brother, do say yes—yah ), when just at that moment one of the four-footed asses of Port Elizabeth thrust his head in at the door aud bel lowed out a 'V- ah" which drowned all other noises. Tho audience roared with laughter. The governor's wife was con vulsed; her husband stepped up to me with tears in his eyeß and said : "'l>ear Halle, if you want to be taken se riously by our people here in Africa you had better leave your relations at home.' " —Uartenlaube. Magaw's Perm. cheese is the purest, richest and finest flavored cheese made, and can be obtained of E. W. Grannis, grocerJWest Adams and Hoover streets. WHAT ROENTGEN MAY DO The London Truth has a poem on Pro fessor Roentgen's discoveries that dwells ou some of its terrifying possibilities, to poli ticians, for instance: If you con penetrate a purse And "take ' tiie coins within il resting; Il you can photograph one's bones Inside tne llesh that's tbem investing; Forebodings must perforce arise Lest as your wondrous skill advances, You may be able tn expuse Views of our inmost thoughts aud fancies ■Ti« bad when rmlo "siiap-shotiists" take our features, al] complaints 'lending; Twill be much worse when Ihov can "snap" The motives w! ich our breast'is hiding; Ami when Home new development— Tor, doubtlest, you in time Hill score it- Will make our heart as visible Aa though upon our sleeve we wore it. Should politicians then display ler oryptio speeches any Icauini, A Roentgen negative or two Would soon elucidate llioir meaning. Vain would their special pleading be. Which condor rules a 0 oft transgresses, Union 'twas 1 id their words agreed W ilu "pboioi" oi their winds' revaaea, Sound Money and the Cheap Kind It is claimed, perhaps honestly, by tlie advocates of cheap money, that it en hances ihe price of labor and of farm products. ( hi that point there is no better object lesson than tho experience of Cali fornia during the war period. It is a prac tical and matter-of-fact illustration, and therefore worth a thousand theories. At that time California, by the passage of ihe specific contract law, adopted the gold standard, while the eastern states ad hered to the creonback or cheap standard. During a larger portion of the war period gold was quoted in eastern markets at 150 io l.so per cent premium. With gold at 150 premium $100 iv gold would be worth $-."0 in greenback par money at the east, or conversely $100 in greenbacks was worth $ It) in cold par money here. At that time this cheapest labor iti Cali fornia was performed by the thousands of Chinese employed in building the Central Pacific railroad, who wero paid $'JG a month iv cold. That at I .".0 premium was equivalent to $i>."> in creenbacks. The same rlass of labor in the east was not paid more than $10 a month in greenbacks, though thero were a million men at tho front and other millions busily engaged in supplyiuc tiioin with commissary stores, arms and munitions of war. The $40 seemed bigger pay than the $20, but it was only equiva | Special Inducements § —"■ ■ « I For This Week I „- Natural Looking Gold and <£ *XJ Porcelain Teeth Without Plate -W We w ' sn to 3' our a ttention to the fact that we beat the world on prices. ||1 See below: W We feel that in the past nine months we have proven that onr work is equal, if not superior, to the best high-charging private dentists. We have a specialist for each kind of work. The specialists are college graduates. H Rubber Plates, full sets, $6.00 m ?%k Silver Filling, - - = 50c ffi vfc Bone Filling, ===== 50c §J| (70/</ Crowns, = - <= £4.00 Oar Painless Extraction Cannot Be Beaten I New York Dental Parlors I || 32tt South Spring Street If lent to $16 in the same kind of money, and the $'_'•! was good for $05 of the same kind as the ¥ LO, Figurine it either way, the laborer in the gold section received :>8 percent more than the laborer in the cheap money section, During that same period the general range of wheat quotations was about $-'.10, gold, in San Francisco, against $3.80 to $3,85, greenbacks, in Chicago. But calling it. for convenience of calculation, $2 here against $4 there, our w heat growers got the equivalent of $5 in greenbacks against the eastern $4 in that currency, or theirs got the equivalent of $1,60 in gold against $2, a difference of lit) per cent in favor of the gold standard whichever way it is figured, and evidently the Illinois farmers were badly mistaken if they sup posed that they were getting more than the California farmers were getting for their wheat. In drygoods. clothing and similar com modities the relation was about $28 in gold in San Francisco to $-10 in green backs in New York and Boston. "On the face of the returns" their merchants seemed to be getting better prices than ours, but if they thought they were faring better they were mistaken. They got the equivalent of $16 in our money against our $'_'»; our merchants got the equivalent of $?<> in their money against their $10, which, allowing for transportation and other charges, would lie about tlie same as in the case of labor, a difference of about 38 per cent in favor of the gold standard. It is thus made clear by the two sys terns, working side by side in the same country at tlie same time, that the gold was better than the cheap money stand ard for the laboring man. the fanner and tho merchant. A stronger case might be made in favor of material met and tho higher class of laborers, such as our miners, who get $ I a day, the equiva lent of $10 in greenbacks, while in the east the same gtade of labor received not more than $5 or $6 a day in greenbacks. Of course this proves that the difference was in favor of the oast as to large employ ers of labor, and the disadvantage here worked especially hard ou the railroad peo ple, who received greenbacks from the gov ernment and paid out in gold both at par. So that when Sutro and others aro Hhowing them up as re ceiving, say, $0,500,000 from the govern ment and paying out only $2,600,000. ; they seem to have done some heavy goug j ing and to have made an enormous profit, I when, as a matter of fact, the $2,000,00(1 i in gold paid out was the exact equivalent j of the $0,500,00 In greenbacks received,— ; San Bernardino Sun. If you suffer from looseness of tho towels Angostura Bit tors will surely cure you.