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AN ALTRURIA Political Experiments in Arizona LEASING THE SCHOOL LANDS HOW BOOM LITERATURE IS PROVIDED The California Tourist Travel Nearly Over—Effects of Good Prices for Cattle gparta! Correspondence to The Herald. PHOENIX. Ariz.. Aug. II —Arizona, it ia plain, has become a 'and of political experimentation. Not that Arizona is to any material degree Populistlc or so cialistic in tendency, her people be ing well within the old political boundaries; but they appear to be lacking in the at tributes of conventionality. They seem to have taken up the eclectic doctrine: reach after that which is best, re gardless of its name. One lapse from the usual order, a sub ject already mentioned in this corre spondence, lay in the funding, und,er the indorsement of the territory, of ail the county and municipal bonds at a low rate of Interest. A second instance of political experi menting was the permission given Pres cott in the last legislature to adopt a charter that embraced the single taix idea, the initiative and referendum and female suffrage. Prescott now is operat ing under this charter and the outcome of the test will have weight at the com ing legislative session. So far, it can be atated that Prescott is now very evi dently enjoying the best municipal gov ernment she has had for a score of years. LEASE OF SCHOOL LANDS The third experiment is now progress ing in the county of Maricopa, the most important of the territory's subdivis ion*, a county with about $10,000,000 val uation out of the territory's $30,000,000. The county seat is Phoenix. Within the county, and mainly within the Salt river valley, of horticultural fame, are fully eighty sections of land contiguous to water, if not in actual cultivation, that have been reserved under the general land lawa for school purposes, to be turned over to Arizona when she shall have become a state. Of the 50,000 or more acres of school land within the county, about 30,000 have been appropri ated for years by farmers who have lived upon them secur.e from the pay ment of all taxes on realty. They have failed to share the burden of maintain ing the government. From this class Maricopa will ln the future realize a large portion of her annual income. Through an act of the last congress Arizona has been given permission to lease the school lands within her borders. Maricopa county has taken the Initiative ( and upon each occupant of school land ( in the county has been served notice that ; he has been assessed by the supervisors . an annual rental equal to a tax on his land at its most liberal valuation. This Is expected to bring in for the first year something ln excess of $10,000, equal to an 8 per cent increase in the county's valuation. Naturally there is grumbling. The greatest kickers are always the men who have for years been exempted from public charges. But the act is declared a staunch one by the best posted lawyers and the charges will stand. AU the other counties of the territory will follow the lead of Maricopa at their next assessments. A GOVERNOR'S WORK The new Republican administration appears to be running on smoothly; I haie heard no especial complaint, save perhaps from those disappointed in their wishes of policy or of appointments. The swarm of politicians has disap peared, for the plums have been distrib uted among the faithful, and the govern- ! or is busy with the infinity of things with ] which a territorial executive is burdened by congress and by the legislature. One cf his occupations is that of member of the territorial board of control, that must pass upon practically all accounts of the public service. He is also an active member by law of a half dozen commis sions ard boards, and the only wonder Is where he finds time to sleep. At pres ent, in addition to all else he is engaged in the compilation of the governor's an nual report to the secretary of the in terior, a work which in the territories is regarded in the light of an opportunity for booming the country. The last gov ernor's report, issued by Governor Franklin, was the most voluminous of all, containing 142 closely printed pages of reading matter and at least fifty ex cellent illustrations of typicai Arizona scenes. The edition, which was some thing like 6000, was soon exhausted. Now Governor McCord is at work with com mendable desire to improve upon the literary efforts of his predecessor and tc fully fiil the void In the supply of ter ritorial immigration matter. He Is es pecially Interested in the development ot the irrigation water supply, and it is understood a large part of his report will be devoted to the- consideration of the questions that arise concerning govern mental aid toward the storage of storm waters ln the mountain canyons. This Is a matter vital to the further progress Of the agricultural valleys of Arizona. In the Salt River valley alone nearly a mil lion acres more could be tilled, were proper storage provided for the Hoods that each spring carry away to the gulf j the melted snows from the mountains of j central and eastern Arizona. THE COAST EXCURSIONS Only two more excursions are sched- j uled from Phoenix to Los An-! geWs this year. Throughout the heated term the Southern Pacific and Santa Fe connections have alter nately run these excursions, leaving here Thursday?. The fare, including trips to Santa Barbara or San Diego, has been only $25. a rate that haser.abled many to experience the sea breezes of the south ern coast, and has caused a material In crease in the summer business of your city. There hus been Interesting dis cussion, over the financial interest of the Angeleno in the Arlzonan. The deci sion has been arrived at by the calcula tion that Los Angeles each summer gets fully $250,000 in Arizona coin, fully half tTe amount coming from Phoenix. This year Los Angeles has had to divide, to a degree, with Flagstaff, Williams, Pres cott and other resorts in, the plateau re gion of Arizona. But as yet these re sorts have not been able to furnish the accommodations demanded by the tour ist, nor are the prices such as serve to swell the attractions of the coftst. Foi 1 several years yet the Arlzonan who j seeks a vacation in the piney woods *rll' | take It in camp. If he prefers the com ! forts of hotel life, and the majority of I them do, he will continue to go to the !coast CASH FROM CATTLE i General business throughout The j southwest appears to be on the mend, j This, cannot ,of course, be said of Mo . Jave county, and several other sections j that largely depend on the mining of sll- Iver. Elsewhere the revival is. I am In | dined to think, due to the increasein the lvalue of range cattle. Several millions more have been,extracted from the cattle j Industry in Arizona this year than during ■ any previous year for more than a de ' cade past. The cash has nearly all gone to the merchants and to employes, I and the result is a substantial loosening ' up of hard times. Tucson, ancient and hitherto somno lent, has felt the more rapid beat of the j public pulse. She is putting on the garb i of a metropolis, and is entering the lists to compete with Phoenix as the chief city of Arizona. Her citizens, public spirited and generous and locally pa triotic, are devising among themselves ways for the improvement of their town.. One of the most Important of the im provements, to materialize as soon as the houses and streets are properly numbered and named, Is to be free mail lelivery, a privilege in Arizona now en joyed only by the capital city. JAMES H. M'CLINTOCK. HOW MUCH WATER TO DRINK Amount Varies With the Occupation Engaged In According to Professor Allen, we should drink from one-third to two-fifths as many ounces as we weigh pounds. Therefore, for a man. weighing 168 pounds, there would be required 56 to 54 ounces daily, or from one and one-half to four pints. This is a very indefinite answer. The amount of water required iepends on the season of the year, the j.r.our.t of work done and the kind of rood eaten. In hot weather we require more than in cold, because of the greater loss through the skin, though this is in >art made up by the lesser amount passed iway through the kidneys. If a man labors very hard he requires more than if his labor is light. A man working ir. i foundry, where the temperature is high and the perspiration profuse, not nfrequently drinks three or four gallons tally. If the food is stimulating and salty, more water is required than, if It M bland. Vegetarians and those who use much Eruit require less water than those who ?at salt fish and pork, and often get ilong on none except what is In their food. In most cases our instincts tell US how much water to drink far better ihan any hard or fixed rule. For ages hey have been acquiring a knowledge ot how much to drink, and transmitting that knowledge to descendants, and if we follow them we shall not go far out of the way. It Is of more use to us to know that pure water is essential, and that impure water is one of the most dangerous drinks than to know how much of it is required daily. If one live in a region where the water is bad it should be ".oiled and put away in bottles well orked in an ice chest, and in. addition ne should eat ail the fruit one can ! fruit agrees. Fruits contain not only ure water, but salts which are needed o carry on healthfully the functions of ife.—Journal of Hygiene. When Kelly Ran 'Round the Fielders "More good stories are told about poor Mike Kelly," said Tim Keefe the other day, "than about any other ball player. I shall never forget one day in Austin, Tex., when we had a combination team on the way to 'Frisco. Kelly was in his prime and was full of tricks and fun making. In this particular game we were all hitting pretty hard, Kel in par ticular. About the eighth inning Mike came to the plate and sent a corking hit to deep left. The ball went into a clump of bushes and the left fielder began to hunt for it. Kelly ran to first, and in stead of turning about for second he kept straight on into right field. " 'Hey. Kel! where are you going?' we all yelled. But Mike kept on until he reached the right fielder. The latter didn't know what was up until Mike ran around him and then trotted to ward second base. When he touched the bag ha ran out again toward left field. The center fielder, who had run over there to take the throw from the I left fielder when the latter found the ! ball, was simply dumfounded. Kelly ran around him and then galloped to third base. "By this time the left fielder had found the ball and he quickly threw it in to the short stop. The latter shot the ball to the catcher and Kel was headed off. Mike ran up ar.d down several times with the whole Austin team chasing him, un til he saw he was cornered. Then he broke into a sprint and dashed across the diamond in the direction of the right field. The third baseman, who had the ball, went after him full tilt. " 'Yer'll never ketch me," yelled Mike, 'if yer chase me ter 'Frisco.' " 'Yer kin bet I will,' roared the third baseman, now thoroughly wrought up, But he didn't, for Kelly ran out of the gate ar.d never stopped until he reached the hotel. " 'It w as a home run,' explained Kelly afterward, 'and I wouldn't let that Rubo swell his average by putting me out." —New York Sun. -—, Gambling in Burma Gambling is universal in Burma and I on market days respectable looking men 'may be seen seated in a booth, or some i other shelter, selling tickets from little | books fur the lottery of the "thirty-six i animals." a diagram of whicli hangs be i hind him to assist the investor in mak ing his choice. In a central spot is a tall bamboo, from the top of which dangles a small box containing the name ]of the winning animal for the day. This is hauled down at a certain hour and the | winners declared. —"Wandering ln Bur | mah," G. W. Bird. THAT LITTLE BOOK Another consignment of that little 10-cent book, "Klondyke Nuggets," reached The Herald last Saturday, and we are again ready to fill orders. The supply may not last very long, and those who wish to secure the book should apply nt The Herald counting room early. For dynamos, motors and electrical sup plies see Machinery and Electrical com pany, 351-353 North Main street. Drink Glen Rock water Address F. L I Smith, 218 South Spring street. Tel. 24 SOUTH CALIFORNIA SPECIALS PASADENA I PASADENA, Aug. 22—(Regular Cor | respondence.) In I lie opinion of many I old inhabitants, today was the hottest day Pasadena has ever seen. Pasade nans who could not get away to the beaches were confined to their bath rooms. The church attendance was very small and a number of people assembled in the arroyo to enjoy religious service under the trees, but even there the weather was almost unbearably warm. At noon today the thermometer within a few yards of a constantly revolving electric fan in Huff's drug store regis tered 100 degrees in the shade. The management of the Pasadena op era house plans to give this coming sea son an entertainment of high order six nights in the week, beginning about December Ist and closing not earliei than June. A movable sectional floor will be used for dancing and other pur poses. The scenery will be beautifully set to represent the different water falls of the world and electric fountains will be put in. A pyramid light 200 feet In height will surmount the building so as to be visible for miles around. The other buildings will be utilized for hotel pur poses and special arrangements will be made with the electric road for the ac commodation of guests and spectators. The building will also be enlarged to three or four stories. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cahill have re turned from Long Beach. Ed Barker leaves on Monday for Bos ton, where he will take a four years' course In the Massachusetts school of technology. Prof, and Mrs. Edwards leave on Mon day for two weeks' stay at Long Beach. Mr. and Mrs. Sill and Miss Sill have returned from the island. Bishop and Mrs. Johnson will sail from Liverpool for New York and this city on September 23th. E. A. Walker is at Long "Reach. Mrs. F. H. Burdich is slowly recover ing from a long illness. SAN BERNARDINO SAN BERNARDINO, Aug. 22—(Reg ular Correspondence.) Through her attorney, George B. Cale, Mrs. Ada Richards has brought suit against her husband, J. R. Richards, of the Hotel Windsor, Redlar.ds, to compel him to give her proper support. Mr. and Mrs. Richards have not lived together of late. In her complaint Mrs. Richards alleges j that she is weak and nervous, ar.d not I able to support herself, and that her husband, who does a profitable business! as lessee of the Hotel Windsor, refuses' to keep her or pay her doctor bills. She j asks for $50 per month alimony and $100 attorney's fees The complaint fur-ar attorney's fees. John Fabun, a wiper of locomotives ln the Santa Fe shops, on Friday was at work about one of the oil burners, and held his lantern near a tank to see if it was filled. An explosion followed, m which the unfortunate man's head and hands were fearfully burned. His lan tern was blown a distance of 75 feet. The railroad employes have per formed a generous act. Yesterday they presented to the aged uncle and aunt of lohn Milllgan, who was accldently killed on the mountain last week, with a purse of $105. Young Milllgan lived with these relatives since he was seven weeks old. The Canalgre company will employ no more help before November or December, w hen it is the intention to put on a big force. W. M. Sheldon has redeemed from the state land In Rialto of the Semi-Tropic company's grant to the amount of $1017.52. This land was sold for taxes, and Is being rapidly redeemed by the settlers through Mr. Sheldon. MINES AND MINERS Arizona There is good proof that the placer diggings along the Haesayampa river in Yav'apai county have never been thor oughly worked. Only a few days ago a gold prospect was found in that district. The gravel beds have given thousands of dollars to their operators. The ground is worked spasmodically and every now and then some one finds a rich streak. The building of the Walnut Grove dam will materially aid the miners. It will furnish water for the entire region, al lowing the low grade portions to be worked with a profit. The Lynx Creek Gold Mining com pany is operating some placer proposi tions in Yavapai county with considera ble success. The steam shovel, which combines the whole process from raising the gravel to amalgamating the gold, has proved a success. ICight or ten men are at work con stantly on some rich placer ground near the Model mine in Yavapai county. Par ticulars could not be obtained as to their success, but from appearances they seem to be happy. A group of claims owned by Messrs. Wager and Fuller, located at Squaw Peak, near Prescott, have been sold to Messrs. Reeves and Thurston of Denver and New York respectively The pur chasers of this property intend to com mence active operations on them at once. The price paid is said to have been $35,000. A new steam hoist is to be placed on the Ked Rock mining claim in the Big Bug district, and the owners intend to sink 500 feet on the ledge. They will probably erect a stamp mill upon their property In the near future. The Last Chance mill near Prescott, owned by James Samuels, has started up on custom ore. It will make the first run on ore from the Indiana mine. James Hanger of Pine drove district, recently bonded the Standard, Buster, Picto and Mary Jane mines to Mr. Adin Alexander of this city. They have other mines near by which they ar arrastraing ore which runs $30 to $45 per ton gold. Articles of incorporation of the Dry Roller Process Quartz Mill company have been filed for record at Prescott, Ariz. The company is a Los Angeles concern and is composed of Samuel Gregory Lines, president; Deuitt E. Young, treasurer, and Harry M. Moui ton, secretary. The capital stock Is $300,000, with a par of $1, and there has been $240,000 paid up. The offices of the corporation are in the Gordon block, 206% South Broadway. They propose to work ores and do general custom work in Yavapai county, Ariz. It is reported that John Brockman has sold his one-fifth interest ln the Com monwealth mine at Pearce for $1,000,000. One of the richest strikes made in LOS ANGELES HERALDt MONDAY MORNING. AUGUST 13, 1897 C. H. Lindner and three children, Rolfe, Charley and Josle, left for Re dondo today. C. A. Whltmore, city editor of the Times-Index, spent Sunday at Redondo. The man Joe May, who tried to rob a Chinaman, did not have his preliminary examination on Saturday, as his condi tion was such that he could not betaken to Colton. Dr. Mackeehnie, who has charge of the patient, says that it is doubtful if May recovers from his wounds. He has been transferred from the prison, to the county hospital, where he car. be given better care. May feels disgusted with the failure he made and to The Herald man said: "If my gun had only worked I would have given the coroner a week's job " Will K. Passmore has yet a little longer to serve In the county jail, as Justice Soule yesterday gave him fifteen days for hitting a man over the head with the butt of a whip. The Times-Index Jrs. went to River side Saturday and defeated the kid team there by a score of 2 to 1. District Attorney Daley left for the desert today on business. Frank M. Towne has returned from Redondo. Mr. and Mrs. L. Horowitz have re turned from their coast trip. Tom Hadden of the firm of Wilcox, Rose & Co. has gone to Redondo. Gorge H. Moseley and George O. Broadfield, who were arrested on the charge of rape, on complaint of a negro named Harrold, who claimed that the defendants had assaulted his 13-year old niece, Helen Taffy, have been dis charged, on motion of District Attorney Dales - , as there was nothing in the case to warrant the arrest. SANTA ANA, Aug. 22.—(Regular Cor respondence.) A meeting of Orange county walnut growers was held in the city hall last night to take action in reference to the practice of sulphuring walnuts. Walnut growers here and elsewhere agree that while sulphur may improve the appearance of nuts, its ap plication impairs the quality of the prod uct, and, according to the opinion of ex perts, renders it unwholesome as food. Eastern dealers, it is said, are also op posed to the custom of sulphuring, and upon the suggestion of leading growers the meeting was called last night to formulate some plan to have the practice abolished. To this end a committee was appointed to interview the variousasso ciations and to secure their co-operation in the matter. This committee will re port at another meeting to be held here in about two weeks. What is desired is unanimous action on the question. Mrs. Joseph Newman was quite pain fully injured last evening. While har nessing her horse. The animal became frightened at a dog and started to run. It ran over the lady and trampled her under Its feet, Inflicting severe but not dangerous Injuries. The funeral of Ed win L. Sherman took place at 2:30 to day from the residence of J. H. Williams on East Fourth street. The ceremony was conducted under the auspices of Sedgw ick post, G. A. R., of which the deceased was a member. A secret meeting of the San Joaquin Settlers' league was held in this city last evening. A marriage license was granted yes terday evening to Jerry V. Seeman of Anaheim, aged 21, and Rosa Rucker of La Hobra, aged 20. Mrs. J. C. Tremble and party of friends are spending a week's outing in Santiago canyon. Mary A., the eleven-months-old daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. B. Uttley, died at its parents' home last night of cholera in fantum. Funeral services over the re mains were held at the residence this afternoon. Arizona for many years has Just been made ln the Big Bug district. The lead was found by a 17-year-old boy and he has been offered $100,000 for his claim. California The excavation for the dry concen trator at Johannesburg Is finished and the building is being erected, says the Randsburg Miner. The gasoline engine and rock crusher are on the way from Kramer, and as soon as the building is ready the dry concentrator machine will be in Johannesburg. Great interest is being manifested in this matter and if it proves the success anticipated, thecamp will be very lively, as a large number of extra men will be at once put to work. A miner at Lone Pine, Inyo county, found two gold nuggets worth $1500 ln Tule canyon. J. M. Dover, who has some properties in the Greenhorn mountains, hae three feet of ore at a depth of thirty-eight feet, which assays'between $200 and $300 pet ton, says the Mining and Metallurgical Journal. Several tons will be taken to the War.garr.an mill soon and a test made. F. Eugene Gladwin, superintendent of the Three Chimneys mine in the Keys viUe district, cleaned up a modest little gold brick of $1144, taken out of four and a half tons of ore. Twenty men are employed putting in the new machinery and repairing the old mill of the Escondido mine at Escon dido, Cal., for the DuQuesne Mining company of Pittsburg. They are also retimbering the old shaft. The following deals were consummated last week at Randsburg and vicinity as reported by the Kern Valley Abstract bureau at Bakersfleld: j G. Hughes to L. H, Green, jr., Echo j mine, Mojave, $400; R. E. Hanscom to C. Bohannon, one-fourth Interest in Tip Top mine, Rand district, $100; W. C. Rice to W. H. H. Thomas, one-half interest in Granite King, Granite Queen and Old Man's water location and mill site, one half mile south of Butterbread springs, and all interest in Clara Belle mine near Butterbread springs. $500; O. J. Coen and j Charles Turner to Max M. Skinner, half ! interest in Tip Top mine, Rand district, 1 $50; B. O. Webb and C, A. Harney to R. W. Whomes, Brown Bear mine, Rand I district, $500; Joseph Berry to Jeff Lane, haif interest In Gray Eagle mine, Mo ]}ave district, $100; H. H. Wlnchell and wife to B. B. Wallace, one-fourth inter | est in New York mine, Rand district, $2500. There were a great many other sales reported, but not of much import ance. The Success Gold Mining and Reduc tion company has been incorporated, with a capital stock of $1,000,000, divided into 1,000,000 shares, of which amount $2500 has been subscribed. Theprinclpal business will be conducted at Pasadena. The directors are Gardner H. Smith, C M. Davis, J. M. Church, J C. Fraser and Mortimer Ayers. All arrangements for the development of the sulphur deposits near the Colo SANTA ANA Lower California rado river ln Lower California have ban made and work will shortly com- 1 mence on the mines. They are the properly of Mr. Anthony Godbe of Cali fornia and have been leased by him to the Mexican Sulphur company. These deposits are mountains of sulphur. Sam ples of the mineral shown here in Los Angeles will burn until smothered by something or bluwn out. The whole mountain was on tire two or three times, and the inhabitants of Yuma and vicin ity believed it to have been occasioned by volcanic eruption. Nevada There was intense interest last week in the development of both the Empire and the Mother Lode mines at Gold creek. A sensation was caused by a $76 gold assay from rock in the bottom of the Empire that is entirely away from the ledge. A station has been cut at the 100-foot level and the other day drifts were started east and west. The Moth er Lode tunnel Is in about 420 feet and the rock in the face of the tunnel Is get ting very hard. Smith and Nichols are down fifteen feet on the Bluebell claim at Gold creek and have an assay from the property of $12 in gold and a half ounce in silver. Sluicing commenced last week In Tip pet gulch, under Mr. Stoflel's manage ment. Messrs. Robertson and Mayham have started upon the development of their recent purchase at Mountain City, White Pine county, and will put down a 100 --foot shaft at once. The assays, $77 and $216, indicate that they have secured a good property. The report of the sale of Owyhee coun ty mines to the Standard Oil people for $4,000,000 has recently been made. The deal includes the Owyhee railroad. The ! bridge for that road across Snake river Is now completed and cars will soon be running over it. A bis mining deal has been practically consummated by which John W. Mackay will become the owner of the famous' Silver Peak gold mines ln Esmeralda county. Por some time theproperty has been Involved in litigation but now all contests have been compromised and A. M. Womble and George D. Roberts have ieft San Francisco for New York to close the purchase of the mine. Nevada Captain De Lamar has been offered $5,000,000 for his De Lamar mines in Lin coln county. Nearly $800,000 was ex pended upon the property before a ship ment of bullion was made. Now, about $250,000 is cleared monthly and a. camp of 2000 people has been established. * Four hundred dollar ore is being taken from the Numa mine in Humboldt coun ty. The mine was sueceasfully worked in 1862 and a large amount of ore was taken I out, but at a depth of 224 feet water was I encountered, and the facilities then, st , hand not being sufficient to keep the I shaft clear, work was suspended. Some ! San Francl&co parties took hold of the , oroperty about a year ago and have s I 424 foot tunnel intersecting the ledge at I a depth of 156 feet, draining yie old i workings. They also have a drift 100 feet I long. ! Nine feet of gold ore has been cut Into in the north drift from theLayton tun nel ln the Sierra. Nevada mine at Vir ginia City. A crosscut run into the ledge showa four feet of ore which is reported to assay $60 per ton In gold, and five'feet of ore assaying abqut $26 per ton. Several tons of concentrates were shipped from the lone Gold Mining com pany's mill at lone, Nye county, last week. Col. W. J. Sutherland says that the new plant to be used in working over the tailings and low grade ore at Candelarla in Esmeralda county shows that the new process saves 60 per cent of the silver and 90 per cent of the gold at a cost of 75 cents per ton. Fresno County Items The following notes were printed In the Mining and Metallurgical Journal: The final payment was made on the Copper King mine at Letcher last week. It is considered a great property, for during the last six months' prospecting about 2000 tons of pay ore were ex tracted. At the bottom of the 100-foot shaft there is twenty-one feet of good ore, and the owners propose erecting a smelter upon the property. Two two horse power gasoline engines and a Cornish pump » ill be put upon the prop erty Several new claims were recently re corded in the vicinity of the Copper King mine by the owners of that great prop erty. Among the most prominent were the Grafton, Londonderry. Barclay and Prince Patrick. These claims will be de veloped in the near future. Pick and Pan Rich gold, fields are reported to have been discovered recently in Nicaragua. A large amount of gold dust has arrived at New Orleans from the new find. Superintendent Chambers of the On tario and Daley mines at Park City, Utah, has received a telegram from New York to close down both mines at once owing to the decline in the price of sil ver. These are two of the largest silvet mines in the state and give employment to about 700 men. The Ontario is one of tne greatest producers ln the country and has been in active operation for twenty-five years and paid about $13,500,000 in dividends. Many adventurers who flocked, to the Klondyke excitement lately are now returning, and it is said that outfits can be purchased at Dyea for almost nothing. Many unable to dispose of them are abandoning them The lack of trans portation facilities over Chilcoot pass at even thirty cents per pound has con vinced many of the utter Impossibility of making the trip this winter. The San Francisco Kxamlner editorial ly compares the Randsburg district with Alaska as a field for gold hunters, indi cating a decided preference for the so called desert country. It is a fact that for 150 miles north of Randsburg along the Argus, Slate and Telescope ranges and the Amargosa mountains In South ern Inyo county exists one of the great est partially explored gold regions In America. The difference is that one had better keep out of the desert country for two months in the year on account ot the heat and out of Alaska ten months in the year on account of the cold. An idea of the magnitude of the New Almaden quicksilver mine near San Jose may be gained when it Is stated that it is the second largest quicksilver mine In the world and has eighty miles of drifts. The mine was operated as early as 1845 and has produced $105,000,000. The monthly statement Issued by the director of the mint shows that during July the coinage at the United States mints amounted to $670,850, as follows: Gold, $337,000; silver, $260,000; minor coins, $23,850. No standard silver dol lars were coined, as the supply on hand was sufficient for all needs, and further that the stock of minor coins has run very low. Klondyke G©ldU=* Real Thing You Cam Get Some of It Right Here at Home The Herald has secured from Mr. J. I. Clements some of fhe gold nuggets brought down by him from the Klondyke diggings, and offers to its subscribers and advertisers the following unique premiums: I Five Ounces of I Sealed in a glass jar and displayed in the window of The Herald Counting Room, 222 West Third street, are five ounces of Klondyke gold nuggets. No man knows how many particles of gold there are in this jar. Can you guess ? Here Is Your Chance Each subscriber (new or old) to The Daily Herald who pays his subscription in advance (75 cents per month) is entitled to one guess for each month thus prepaid. Each subscriber (new or old) to the Weekly Herald who pays his subscription one year in advance ($1.00), is en titled to one guess. There is no extra charge for the paper and you get a guess at the nuggets gratis. These guesses, together with the time of filing, will be carefully recorded. On Wednesday, December Ist, the jar will be opened and the nuggets counted in public. If the exact number shall have been named by more than one party, the nuggets will be divided equally by weight between them. If the exact number shall not have been guessed, the award will be made to the one making the nearest approximation. If several guessers hit upon the nearest approximation, the gold will be divided equally among them. Subscribe for The Herald and see what kind of a guesser you are. Another Offer Sealed in a glass phial are I Two and a Half Ounces I I of Grains of Gold | This will be awarded to advertisers in the Classified Columns of The Herald. Each person who inserts an advertisement of three lines or more, and pays cash over the counter at the rate of 5 cents per line, shall be entitled to one guess for each 15 cents paid. These guesses will be on the number ot parti cles in the phial, and this gold will be awarded to the best guesser or guessers on the same basis as announced above, and at the same time. If you don't capture the larger premium you may get the smaller one, and either is worth having. The gold is guaranteed to be from Klondyke and its assay value is $18 per ounce. N. B.—All persons connected with The Herald establishment, and their relatives, are barred from this guessing contest. Herald Publishing Co. 222 West Third St. Los Angeles, Cal.