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Lucky Strike of a Pros
pector at the Mouth
of Coffee Creek.
Still Another Good Thing Is
Said to Have Been
While tha New Townsite Is Being
Boomed, Cold-Seekers Con
tinue to Invade Trinity.
CARRVILLE, Cau, Aug. 23. — Two
young men came to Trinity Center to
day with the news of a valuable quartz
fiud made by them in the hills on the
east side of the Trinity River, two and a
half miles from the mouth of Coffee
Crees. One is Tony Peterson, a young
man who has spent several years in the
mining regions of the West and who tor
four years has been prospecting through
Northern California and Southern Ore
gon, taking up a claim now and then and
making a few dollars, but never making
a strike until now. Two months ago he
formed a partnership with Charles Rug
gles, a young man from Woodland, who
has been prospecting two years with little
success. They went to Scorpion Creek,
across the river, a little above Carrville,
and found a ledge, on which they located
July 5.
They have worked a long level, opening
their find, and saying nothing about their
success until to-day. They have been
working with a spring mortar for several
weeks, and it has been known that they
were taking out enough to pay expenses
by this arrangement, which consists of a
heavy mortar and a pestle suspended by a
They report that they have run a fifty
foot tunnel across the ledge several hun
dred feet below the point of discovery,
and that they have an eight-foot ledge
which averages $20 to the ton, and that
small pieces of rock are enormously rich.
They say that they also have traces
which indicate a still richer pay chute
further below. The ledge has porphyry
■walls, hard on one side ana soft on the
other. This find is close to the widely
fcuown Strode mine and tne ledge and
formation are similar. The two claims
which cover the Ledee on either side of
ridge are named the Lost Horse and the
Rattlesnake. The young men to-day had
with them small specimens of quartz
very rich in free gold and a $10 button,
which they said came from about ten
pounds of rock.
Another purported find on Coffee Creek
itself is told of to-day by W. W. Robinson,
8 mining expert and operator at Redding,
who has received word from J. Gibson
that he has found a big thing on the
north fork of Coffee Creefc. Robinson is
on his way to Gibson's find to examine it
in response to the summons. Nothing else
is known about it.
A story to the effect that Henry Carter
has taken $2000 out of another pocket
in the Blue Jay mine was given
out to-day, but it is more than
suspected that the story is merely
told to help along the boom of Coffee
ville on the Graves brothers' rancn and
the adjoining property. Dick Graves to
day said Carter had taken it out of the
bottom of the tunnel in the night within
three or four days. All Graves will yet
pay about the Btory that only $18,C00
was taken out of the bie pocket instead of
$42,000 is that leas than half of it was
taken to the city. The reßt is hidden here
and will be In the city vrithin a week. He
says that $17,300 was received for the gold
deposited in the Mint, and that nearly
$30,000 is yet to go to market.
Henry Carter and John Graves went to
Weaverville to-day and took some gold,
said to amount to about $2000. They
went partly to satisfy Henry Carter's de
mands that his tdird interest in the Blue
Jay nnggets and property be formally
recognized and legally recorded. Carter
has been in a general family partnership
with the Graves brothers for years, and
there was never any question about his
interest or any jars to the peaceful flow of
industrious life until the big nugget was
found and made things different.
When Carter heard that in the City
John Graves had been telling the news
papers that he had no interest in the Blue
Jay pocket and the mine he was alarmed
and blue, though he could not believe it,
and especially of Dick, with whom the
honest young fellow had lived and worked
for eight years. When John Graves
reached Trinity Center on his way home
he told me very decidedly that Carter had
no color of ownership in the Blue Jay that
was binding that be would have to
get a lawyer, but when the boys all talked
it over for a day Carter's claim seems to
have been recognized, and it was mainly
to settle it that John Graves and Carter
went to Weaverville to-day. Carter had
no written agreements, but he had a gen
eral partnership ia mining affairs which
he could establish, and there is a mess of
equities on the side. Carter seems likely
to get his share peaceably after all.
E. T. Jones, a mining expert and opera
tor at Salt Lake City, is trying to bond
the Blue Jay mine. Mr. Casey and a sur
veyor set out some stakes for the new
town of Coffeeville to-day, beginning at
the picket fence around Dick Graves'
front yard. The boom of the town has
not begun to assume size yet, but may do
so in a tmall way when the saloon is
opened in a few day«.
CL A. Hubert, manager of a summer re
sort at Sisson, who Is a nephew of C. P.
Huntington, has been about here uros
pecting, and to-day be picked up some
very rich float on the mountain bacfc of
Carrville. He mortare 1 and panned the
gold out with joy, and sent for a mining
man to help him find the ledge. The in
ward rush was not as heavy to-day as was
anticipated, owing to yesterday being
Sunday, but about fifty more arrived
through the day. Ten or a dozen left
Coffee Cre ek lor home. J. O. Denny.
Procession of Gold-Hunters Pass-
ing Through R?ddlne on the
Way to Trinity.
REDDING, Cal., Aug. 23.— Another hot
and sultry day has brought tne beads of
perspiration to the brow of many an
honest and earnest prospector fitting out
for the Trinity gold fields to-day. This
has been the fourth day of an excessively
hot spell, and while t:ie thermometer has
averaged about 108 throughout the day
the usual number of miners and gold
seekers have been out in the broiling sun
getting their traps together for a late start
to-night. The weather is so warm that
most of the outgoing prospectors are do
ing their traveling by night and during
the day camping out beneath the spread
ing branches of some friendly oak along
the banks of the many delightful moun
tain streams between this city ana Trinity
This morning about forty prospectors
arrived on the overland train from the
south and to-night's local train brought
thirty more. Fully 100 more have arrived
here in various rigs, all bound for the
scene of the new gold discoveries.
The bicycie corps seems just beginning
to put in its appearance, and this after
noon a female bicyclist, attired in a duck
suit and equipped with a typical miner's
outfit, was noticed wheeling her way
through the streets of this city bound for
While a few have returned from the gold
fields, only a small number have come
back disgusted, and the cause of their dis
gust was the fact that gold nuggets are not
to be fouud hanging to pine trees or man
zinila as they had supposed. Ttie excla
mations of disgust from these, however,
have no effect whatever on the hundreds
of people daily flocking to the gold fields.
They have made up their minds to go and
go they will, no matter how great the at
tempt to discourage them.
The latest reports from Trinity are more
encouraging and would indicate that the
excitement has but really commenced.
While it is true there are many who throw
cold water on the proposition the fact still
remains that rich strikes are being made
daily and former reports are being veri
Once iv a while you will find an old
time prospector who, when approached
on the subject, will look wise and remark :
"It's all a humbug. 1 mined on Coffee
Creek thirty years ago. It's all worked
Men who have but recently returned
from there bring back entirely different
reports, however. The latest arrivals from
the scene of the excitement was a party
this evening consisting of J. M. Bryan of
the Golden Eagle Hotel and four or five
newspaper reporters. In an interview
Bryan said that new strikes are being
made hourly.
"It is a great country for rich quartz
ledges," said Bryan. "Numerous .ledges
carrying ore that will assay $500 per ton
are being exposed aud some big mines are
going to be opened. Kich placer ground
is scarce unless yon go over in the Salmon
River country. There are some exceed
ingly rich placers being worked and big
gold being taken out There are plenty
of prospectors up there now. All that is
needed new is capital to develop it. Then
the Coffee Creek district will boom even
greater than it is now."
They report people flocking in from
every direction, and they met over 200 on
their way down. The three extra stage
coaches run between this city and Trinity
Center by the Redding and Weaverville
Stage Company are taxed to their utmost
capac: y every day.
The greenhorns still continue to arrive in
large numbers. Some stories of the man
ner in which they go prospecting are
To-night's stage brought two passen
gers, one a prospector who bad fifty-seven
ounces of gold, taken out in gravel in two
days. He stated that near where he took
out the gold twjo Oaklanders were at work
in a gravel claim and were washing
gravel that averaged $5 to the pan.
Every report that has come in lately
and every miner who has arrived frym the
gold fields have verified the reports as
published in The Call.
One hundred prospectors are expected
on to-morrow's overland train, and all the
available seats oa tne stages have been
ordered in advance by telegraph.
Veterans to Go Mining-.
OAKLAND, Cal., Aug. 23— R. A.
Rusher, John W. Mullen. J. E. Kadlev,
Charles F. Burnham and George Hodges,
who have been unsuccessful in getting
work in Oakland, have fitted out a double
team and will leave for the Trinity County
mines next Monday. They wiil go to
Petaluma by boat and then by land
through Laka Couuty. The party is well
provided with provisions and mining
tools. All being old veterans they will
stand roughing ir.
To Trinity for Thirty Cents.
OAKLAND, Cal., Aug. 23.— Dominic
O'Meara, for eighteen years a resident of
this city, will leave to-morrow for Trinity
County. He contemplates making the
trip for 30 cents railroad fare. He will go
to Stockton by boat, thence afoot to his
El Dorado. He will carry sixty pounds of
baggage on the trip.
Livery Siable and Residence Burned
and the Reid Hotel Badly
RED BLUFF, Cal., Aug. 23.— Fire this
morning destroyed the National stables,
owned by the heirs of J. S. Cone and
leased by A. L. Conard. The horses and
moat of the vehicles were saved, but a few
carriages and nearly all the harness were
Immediately north of the stable was a
large residence, the upper story of which
was occupied by servants of the Reid
household, and the lower story by the
family of A. W. BaKer. Mrs. Baker was
sick in bed and had to be carried out In
a few minutes that building was ablaze
from top to bottom and it too was de
South of the stables was the Reid House,
the northern portion of which was of
brick, the main hotel, however, being of
wood. The efforts of the firemen were all
directed toward saving the hotel build
ings Despite the hard work the fire com
municated to the inside of the brick por
tion ot the hoiel. Here its progress was
stopped, and after nearly two hours it was
entirely under control. Considerable
damage was done to the main or wooden
part of the building and to its contents.
The loss is estimated to be nearly $15,000,
the greater portion of which is covered by
insurance. Frank Woodworth, who was
in charge of the National stables, was
badly burned about the head and shoul
der-, but it is not thought the burns are
Rii**ian Hivrr Ilridge Collaptes.
UKIAH, Cal., Aug. 23.— The bridge
crossing Russian River, in Redwooc' Val
ley, collapsed yesterday evening, killing a
span of horses and injuring a teamster
named Alexander Perry.
Some of the Joys and Woes of the First Regiment Guards at Camp McDonald.
Indian Tribesmen Again
Break Forth in Great
General Westmacott Marching
to the Relief of Two
Reports of Severe Flshtlnur and of
the Fall of Forts Mauda
and AhmusJld.
SIMLA, Ixdia, Aug. 23.— The quietude
on the frontier during the past few days
was a calm before the sterm. Thousands
of Afridis early yesterday morning at
tacked Fort Alimisjid, a few miles west of
Jamrood. A couple of hours later they
pressed onward and attacked Fort Maude.
Both of tnese forts were garrisoned by
Khyber levies.
As soon as the news was known in Jam
rood General Westmacott started with
batteries of artillery and a detachment of
Bengal lancers for the mouth of Kyber
pass to shell the Afridis from the entrance
of the pa&s, and get through to relieve the
No definite news has been received, but
reports represent severe fighting through
out the day. Grave anxiety is felt. It is
much doubted whether General Westma
cott will be able even to reach Fort
Maude. If he did not probably both forts
were captured. It is persistently rumored
here that both forts have fallen.
It is believed that fighting is also pro
ceeding at Sadda and Parachinar in Kur
ram Valley, where preparations for a
heavy attack were being made last even
ing. There were two English ladies in
Parachinar. The garrison there consists
of one wing of Ghoorkas, 300 Kurram
militia and 200 Sikhs with two guns.
Th« place is six days' march from
Kohat It is reported that Sadda Mullah
is collecting Mohmund tribesmen to at*
tack the forts at Michni and Shabkada.
The Government has issued the synopsis
of a reply of the Ameer of Afghanistan to
the remonstrance addressed to him a
short time ago by the Government against
his inciting Mohammedans of India to re
volt, and against his allowing Afghan
troops to participate in the risings of na
tives along the frontier. The Ameer de
nies that any of his troops have taken part
in the attacks on the British and under
takes to prevent their doing so. He
repudiates the charge that he is in any way
implicated in the rising and ascribes the
troubles to muilahs or priests whom he
condemns. The issuing ot a synopsis in
stead of a full reply has created tne sus
picion that something important is being
withheld. The Viceroy of India is under
stood to be strongly averse to risking a
rupture with the Ameer. The military
authorities, however, are convinced of his
duplicity and advocate sharp measures be
fore his suspected warlike preparations be
come formidable.
California fosttnanter* Commiationed.
Pension* for Veteran*.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 23.—
following California postmasters were
commissioned to-day:
William R. Johnson at Arlington Place, J.
M. Anderson at Grangeville, Albert A. Terrey
at Lordsburg, Samuel W. Dickinson at Le
grand, S. A. Loug at Moneta and Madaline
Preiss at Pleasant Valley.
Pensions have been granted as follows:
California, original— Dougal McE'.ven, San
Francisco; Samuel Weldon, West Side: Wil
liam Shibley. Pasadena; Michael Bergin, Sol
diers' Home, Los Angeles; Walcoit P. Marsh,
deceased, Ontario. Reissue— Edward L. De
Haven, Soldiers' Home, Los Angeles: Mathew
Fitzgerald, Valiejo. Original widows, etc.—
Augusta Schmidt, San LuisObispo; Elizabeth
Gardner, Los Angeles; Anna (j. Marsh, Onta
rio; minors of Joseph B. Jones. Clements.
Washington: Original — William Riley,
San Gabriel Ranchers,
Set Upon by Masked
Bound Hand and Foot, They
Watch the Despoliation
of Their Cabin.
Left In Their Uncomfortable Posi
tion Until Found by Friends
in the Morning:.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Aug. 23— In
their cabin on the ranch of Colonel Dobins,
at San Gabriel, two laborers last night had
a thrilling experience. They were aroused
from their sleep by two masked men, who,
with revolvers presented, commanded
yilence. When the half-awakened men
were sufficiently intimidated they were
seized by the intruders, gagged and bound
to the bedstead, so that they could not
move hand or foot.
When thus rendered helpless the two
ranchers could only watch the robbers de
spoil the cabin of everytning portable it
contained worth taking. The robbers,
who it is thought were ordinary tramps,
loaded themselves up with such plunder
aa they could find and went away, leaving
their victims tied in their uncomfortable
position, where they remained until this
morning, when they were discovered by
Constable Smith was notified and tele
phoned to the Sheriff here asking tuat
bloodhounds be sent out to trail the rob
bers. As the bloodhounds had already
demonstrated their disinclination to work
under a broiling hot sun, which during
the past few days has been baking this
region, tne Sheriff deemed it useless to
send dcgs, and the search for the robbers
is being conducted by local deputies.
Her Husband Receives a Letter De-
daring That She Abandoned Her
Divorce Suit.
SAN RAFAEL, Cal. ; Aug. 23.— A sen
sation was sprung to-day by E. B. Mar
tinelli, the attorney for John Zerman,
who is defendant in a divorce suit by Mrs.
Mattie Zerman. In her complaint tiled
with County Clerk Thomaa Bonneau she
charged her nusband with ad manner of
cruelty, alleging that he attempted to
pour burning oil over her while she lay in
bed ; tuat he frequently picked up the
knives from the dinner table and threw
them at her face.
When the case was called up before
Sunerior Judge Angollatti to-day Martin
elli read an affidavit sworn to by John
Zerman. In it he said that his wife, in a
letter dated August 17, 1897, and addressed
to him, had ?aid that she would abandon
toe action for divorce against him. Upon
this showing Martinelli asked that the
court refuse to grant the prayer of Mrs.
Zerman to be allowed alimony pending
th<> action and also $150 attorney's fees.
Zerman also made affidavit that be was
unable to pay any such s«>.ni; that he was
already in debt to the amount ol $604 57;
that his monthly expenses were over $80,
and that be could not pay his wife's de
Mrs. Zerman in her letter gave the boy,
the only issue of their marriage, into the
custody ot defendant.
The facts brought ont by Martinelli as
tonished the attorney appearing for Mrs.
Zerman, and Judge Angellotti, seeing his
embarrassment, allowed the matter to go
over until next Monday, so that lie would
have an opportunity to consult bis client.
Zerman will not let the divorce suit be
ended in this manner. He will tile counter
char.es of a sensational character and
bring into the case various persons whom
he will accuse of being the means of
breaking up his home in Mill Valley.
j?or Morbid Conditions take Bjcecham's Vllus,
Men of the First Find
Camp McDonald a
Warm One.
Several Cases of Prostration
From the Heat During
the Drills.
General A. W. Barrett One of the
Late Arrivals at the Uklah
DKIAH, Cal., Aug. 23.— This was a
busy day for the militia at Camp McDon
ald, The men went out at 7A. M. and did
not return to stack arms until 9:40. There
were company drills at first, then separate
battalion drills in extended order and
fiually a drill of the whole regiment in ex
tended order. The regiment stayed with
its worK well in spite of the heat and
made a fine showing. Several cases of
prostration from the heat occurred and
the sufferers were immediately taken to
the hospital. The sanitary corps is being
efficiently worked under the direction of
Major McCarty, and Colonel Smith praises
it highly.
Lieutenant Tobin went out to-day and
superintended the surveying of the rifle
range. The targets are all in place and
the sharpshooters of the regiment will get
a chance to display their skill to-morrow.
Competition for the McDonald trophy is
exciting a Keen interest.
Adjutant-General A. W. Barrett was ex
pected to arrive at noon, and a deputation
of about thirty officers was in waiting for
him at the depot. A banquet bad been
prepared in his honor, but he did not
come, and for some reason did not see fit
to wire until late in the afternoon that be
would not arrive until evening. When
the adjutant-general arrived on the even
ing train he was met and escorted to camp
and a salute of eleven guns fired. Cap
tain Carrington of the United States army
was expected also, but his failure to come
was, perhaps, due to the fact that he may
not have finished clearing up the work
left over from Santa Cruz.
.Lieutenant Adler of the London, Paris
an«l American Bank, junior officer of the
night guard, arrived in the evening. He
is a popular officer and was given a cordial
At the dress parade and guard mount
late in the afternoon the men showed a
decided improvement over their work of
the day before. T&ere may be others like
Colonel Smith in seeing that his orders
are carried out to the letter and yet hold
ing the firm vespect and admiration of bis
men, but the. boys say they feel sure they
can't be found.
A compulation by the sergeant-major
gives the following number of men in each
company, with captains: Company A,
Captain John F. Connolly, 44: B, Captain
Geoige Filmer. 33; C, Captain James W.
Dumbrell. 41; I>, Captain T. J. McCreagb,
48; E, Captain E. Fitzpatrick, 35; F, Cap
tain J. A. Miller, 43: G, Captain E. C.
Sutliffe, 24; H, Captain F. W. Warren, 33;
I, Captain Rein hold Kichter. 34; X, Cap
tain T. J. Cunningham, 37; L, Captain, J.
F. Eggert, 45; M, Captain T. F. O'Neil,
43. There are thirty-seven men in the
rield and staff ana twenty-five in the sani
tary corps.
Major Charles Boxton is commander of
the First Battalion, Major Hugh T. Sime
of the Second and Captain Cunningham
acting commander of the Third.
Companies Faud G have been affording
the townspeople an entertainment and
music at the camp every evening. The
prominent actors and players are Sylvan
Newman, Sergeant Gillies", Sergeant Phil
Newman, B. H. Hawkes and Harry Tur
Chief Engineer Zook of the San Fran
cisco and North Pacific Railroad and
wife arrived in town to-day and visited the
camp. President Foster was nearly over
come by the heat, but Judge Morse ar
rived on the scene with a prescription and
the sanitary corps was not called upon.
Chief Food Inspector Dockery paid the
camp a visit and was heartily welcomed,
especially by the Commissary Department.
Colonel Smith's wife, as well as Captain
McCreagh's and Captain Filmer's. came
upon the noon train. Mrs. McCreagh is
very proud because her husband has the
largest company in camp — forty-eight
First Sergeant Cohen, alias Pat O'Brien,
had to dodge all around camp to-day to
avoid a healthy looking Indian dame.
His comrades say it was one of the penal
ties for being handsome.
Uncle John Todd appeared to Colonel
Smith this morning with a tale of woe.
His fence had been broken by some of the
men making a short cut to town, and
he wanted reparation. Colonel Smith
smoothed the old gentleman's feelings
and promised the proper remuneration.
"Jimmy" Daley of Company M is con
sidered the best expert boxer in cp.mp.
He is always ou the card as an attractive
A grand ball was held this evening at
the pavilion erected in the grove. A large
number of society people were present,
and a good time was had until taps called
the affaii to an end. Major Boxton acted
as master of ceremonies.
First Annual Convention of the
Northern California Associa-
tion Opens.
SHASTA RETREAT, Cal., Aug. 23.—
This beautiful resort is crowded with
people from all parts of the State, a great
many of whom are here attending the
first annual convention of the Northern
California Teachers' Association, which
opened to-day and will continue until the
28th. The convention was called to order
in the tabernacle at 2 o'clocK by the presi
dent, G. H. Stout of Butte County. All
joined in singing "America," after which
the President introduced George B. Rob
ertson of Yreka, who made the address of
welcome iii place of Hamilton Wallace of
Yreka, who is ill and unable to attend.
The address was witty and heartily en
joyed. G. H. Stout responded with a
thirty-minute speech, during which he
was frequently interrupted by applause.
In his address of welcome Robertson
called attention to the warm welcome
Siskiyou County had for teachers Irom
neighboring counties, even to the extent
of warming the temperature, and even
the "villians in the villas," he said, were
ready to welcome them.
Many delegates are yet to arrive.
Seventy-six names are now on the roll of
those present. The several counties are
represented as follows:
Bntte— Miss Maggie Frisholtz, Miss Lillie
Cook, Mlsb L. B. Jieirln, Miss Bessie Collins,
Miss Ivy Kern, Miss Margaret Collins, Miss
May Doane, Miss Khoda Kemp, Miss Olive
Wiliiard. Miss Margaret Cullen, Mrs. Carrie E.
Tople, Mrs. Lizzie Stout and Messrs. Gilen
Cummins, Prince L. Tople, Charles Camper,
C. M. Ritter and Maxwell Adams.
Snasta County— Miss May F. Giles, Miss Ches
tine Fish, Miss Isabel Ashfleld, Miss Nora
Ashfield, Miss Mary Shaw, Miss May Newton,
Miss Lillian Merriman, Miss Margaret Poore,
Miss A. Bass, Mrs. M. E. Dittmar and Mr. W. O.
Sutter County— Miss Winnie Moon, Miss
Alice AmadeD, Miss Neliie Brophy, Miss Üba
Alger, Miss Jane D. Christiansen, Miss May
Kimball and Mr. C. G. Kline.
Glenn County— Miss Isabel Ames, Miss Mary
Roger, Miss Elizabeth Kesserling, Miss Emma
Scribner, Miss Olive M. Farunham and Messrs.
F. 8. Reager and T. Q Birch.
Tehama County— Miss Delia Nikirk, Miss
Lena Naugle, Miss Agnes Naugle, Miss Nellie
Dodson ana Messrs. J. D. Sweney, J. M. Stark
and O. E. Graves.
Yuba County— Miss Nellie Smith.
t'oiusa County— Miss Adella Gay and Mrs. H.
L. Wilson.
Trinity County — Miss Lizzie Fox.
Napa County— Miss Kate Ames.
Siskiyou County— Miss M. E. McCaskey, Miss
Nellie M. Timmons, Mis* Winnie Lee, Miss
Quean Wheeler, Miss Kate A. Timmons, Miss
Kate E. Grider, Miss Mary M. Davidson, and.
Messrs. Charles J. Luttrell, H. S. Matnewson,
M. F. Cowan, F. J. Waller, C. S. Smith, William
A. Otey, John Otey, Y. L. Cummings, Dr. C. C.
Gleaves ana Mrs. Elizabeth Isgrigg.
Tne officers of the association are: Presi
dent, G. H. Stout of Butte County; vice
president, Mrs. Amelia Dittmar of Shasta
County ; corresponding secretary, Harriet
L. "Wilson oi Colusa County; recording
secretary, C. G. Kline of Sutter County;
treasurer, O. E. Graves of Tehama County;
assistant recording secretary, C. S. Smith
of Siskivou County.
A letier was received from Charles H.
Keyes of Berkeley, who is now in the
East. The missive was read, it stating
his intention of remaining in that section
permanently; consequently he will be un
able to carry out his portion of tue pro
gramme during the convention.
The committees ■ were appointed, after
which the meeting adjourned until 8
o'clock this evening, when a reception wa3
Durine the week excursions will be run
to Mount Shasta. Castle Crag, Shasta
Springs and all points of interest in this
GKAIS CRVPS in:s 1 III) r t />.
Flantea Sweep Over Ranches in Han Jjuis
Oblspo Countt/.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Caj,., Aug. 23.—
The fire which has been raging for three
days along the summit of the Coast Range
has done a vast amount of damage to-day.
Several ranches were burned over and
crops completely destroyed. Samuel Gib
son lost over $1000 worth of stove wood.
The Southern Pacific had a lively time
preventing the flames from pouring into
the seven tunnels just, west of Santa Mar
garita, and in some places, despite the
lact that an extra eneine was kept run
ning through the burnt district with a
supply of water, the track along the
Cnesta grade was damaged. The fire is
still burning, and it is feared that it may
destroy the grain in Rinconada Valley.
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Great American Importing Tea Co.'s
52 Market Street. V 2510 Mission streot. 1419 Polk street. 3285 Mission street
140 Sixth street. 3006 Sixteenth street. 2008 Fillmore st. 521 Montgom'y ay.
965 Market street. 218 Third street. 705 L.»rkin street. 146 Ninth street.
506 Kearny street. 325 Hayes street. 1819 Devlsadero st. 1130 Kentucky »t.
O> AKIjAUS STORES : .. . „
917 Broadway. 1053 Washington st. 131 San Pablo |av. 616 K. Twelfth st.
1510 Seventh st. . ALAMEDA- 1355 Park street.
pnPP Wheels to Boys.' IAISIr PI i\ ''"■"
LULL Wheels to <Jirls. 181 1J I V As Good Whe-ls
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TEAS 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 pep Ib. COFFEE 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 per It).
SPICES 10, 15, 20, 25 per Can.
"Babe" Bean of Stock
ton Proves to Be a
Has For Weeks Inhabited a
Small Craft on Mc-
Leods Lake.
Substituted Male Garb for Skirts
In Order to Obtain Work
STOCKTON, Cal., Aug. 23.— One of the
strangest cases that have come under the
eyes of the local police is that of a pretty,
dark-haired, dartc-eyed girl who is mas
querading as a boy, and whose life his
tory would give the novelist a plot for one
of the most readable books of the age.
"Babe" Bean is the name she has gone by,
but what her real name is Bhe alone
knows, and she is not likely to divulge it,
as she claims to come from oue of the best
families in the land.
Born in the South, "Babe" Bean has the
dark hair and full mouth that tell of love
of music, adventure and pleasure. She is
passionately fond of music and was on her
way to church in her boy's attire just to
hear the music when Detectives Carroll
and Klench told her that they would like
to have some explanation of her strange
freak, and took Miss Bean with them to
see Chief of Police GalL The girl in men's
clothes came off best in her encounter
with the officers, as she was posted on the
law governing such cases.
To the officers Miss Bean said that she
reached this city on July 17, and that she
had lived ever since in an ark on the
banks of McLeods Lake. She disclaimed
any intention of violating any law. and
said that she preferred to travel in male
attire, as her chances for procuring wort
were made better.
All this she said on paper, for the girl
boy cannot talk. The police thought that
Miss Bean was shamming when she drew
out her little notebook and answered with
her pencil the questions put to her. They
found out, however, that she has not
spoken to a soul since she has been in
Stockton, and that she always maKes her
wants Known by means of her pencil.
This she uses with a rapidity that would
be the envy of any shorthand reporter.
What she says on paper, too, 13 always
written in the best of Englisn, and it is
evident that Miss Bean has generally
traveled in thi better walks of life.
Findings of the Board of Inquiry That
Investigated the Mexico
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 23.— There was
considerable discussion about the city to
day over the decision reached by the
United States local inspectors of boilers
and hulls, W. J. Bryant and C. C. Cherry,
with reference to the wrecked steamer
Mexico. These gentlemen formed a board
of iuqrury, and they have concluded that
when the Mexico went down in eiathtr
five fathoms of water in Dixons Entrance,
Alaska, some one was to blame. As a
consequence they have ordered a revoca
tion of the pilot papers of Captain H. C.
Thomas, master of the Mexico, and sus
pended him for sixty days. The papers
oi Pilot Connell, who was on the bridge
at the time of the disaster, have Deen sus
pended for thirty days.
Captain Thomas has many friends here
who criticise the action of the board of
inquiry and characterize the findings as
unnecessarily severe. The captain has
been in the employ of the Pacific Const
Steamship Company for several years and
is regarded as an exceptionally capable
officer. It is understood that he will be
retained by the company. On Pilot
Connell the b'ame for the accident does
not fall so heavily as in the case of the
Mexico's shipper. Captaiu Conneil
merely loses a month's time.
It is stated that the board of inquiry
found that the rock on which the Mexico
struck was west of Devils Rock and was,
thereiore, Known to the navigating officer
of the Mexico and he should have taken
care to keep the ship out of the way of
trouble. The board al»o held that the
burden of the blame lay with Captain
Thomas, who had retired and whs In bis
berth at the time the ship struck. It was
held that Captain Thomas should have
been on deck, especially as he bad placed
his vessel in a dangerous position.
Killed Under Wagon Whiels.
TULARE, Cal., Aug. 23.— Ed Stanley
was killed this morning near Tuiare.
While hauling wheat he fell beneath the
wheels. He was 30 years old and un

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