Political Experiments in
LEASING THE SCHOOL LANDS
HOW BOOM LITERATURE IS
The California Tourist Travel Nearly
Over—Effects of Good Prices
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
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
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
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
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
"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
" '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
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
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
E. A. Walker is at Long "Reach.
Mrs. F. H. Burdich is slowly recover
ing from a long illness.
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
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
The Canalgre company will employ no
more help before November or December,
w hen it is the intention to put on a big
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
All arrangements for the development
of the sulphur deposits near the Colo
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Subscribe for The Herald and see what kind of a
guesser you are.
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
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