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Almost Pure Ore on
Prince William
Stakes Out a Claim Which
Will Yield to Him a
iccoks Inlet Country Rich In Prod
.' ucts Other Than Golden
Special Dispatch to TnE Call.
SITKA, Nov. 5. (by steamship City of
Topeka to Seattle, Nov. 12.) — One hundred
and twenty-three miners, prospectors,
mrveyors and laboiers arrived here on
' *.*. steamship Dora Irom Cooks Inlet and
Prince William Siund. While every
prospector and miner carries back with
him a smail sack of gold as the result of
his season's work, none brings news of
strikes of fabulous richness, though there
were ad kind- of extraordinary reports
afloat soon after the ship tied up at the
wharf. Appirently authentic informa
tion was brought down, however, of the
discovery oi extensive beds of oil and
veins of coal near Prince William Sound,
which is to the east of Cooks Inlet, on the
Xenai Peninsula, and on the Alaska Pen
insula '.1 the westward.
The larder of the Dora on tbe down trip
was entirely exhausted, owing to tbe care
fulness of the new captain to anchor over
night. William Bebe of Seattle said face-
Biously that if there hai been a few more
buoys to tie to they might have starved to
death before they reached port.
The prospectors and miners who came
out re: Robert Elliott of 423 Kearny
street, San Francisco; William Bede ol
Seattle, John Heady of Seattle, Fred
Erickson of Seattle, Phil Macßeth, John
McLennon and Ed Pitcher of Port Towns
end, James Walker of Fresno, Cal.;
Georje Harvey, Isaac Isaacson, Jack El-
Ilis and J. D. Trapp of Juneau, Henry Ed
wards and wife and Mrs. Pierce of Seattle.
These men were working on the lower
i creeks of Six-mile creek. While the party
I which came cut about four weeks ago was
, 'io.'.:ing on the upper creeks and was
driven out by* the cold, the upper cret k
prospectors were more successful than the
present party, as they came down with
about $290,000 out of the total estimated
output oi $250,000 in the Cooks Inlet coun
try for the season. The fact, in brief,
aoout the Cooks Inlet country so far as at
present prospected is that while consider
able 1 ay dirt has been found and worked
at a profit the paystreak, if there is one,
bas not yet been found.
The most sensational story brought
down by any of the party is the report of
the discovery of rich copper ore on Prince
William Sound. An element of mystery
was thrown into this by the fact that
there was a man aboard who exhibited a
large nugget of almost pure copper, but
who refused to tell his name or where he
found it. He is going to San Francisco.
I have learned that this man is Mike
Gladbaugb, an old miner of the Black
Hills. His discovery is on the beach on
Prince William Sound, near Taiteklah.
The ledge is said to be nearly pure copper.
It crops out on the beach below nijrl.
water mark, and when the tide is at its
maximum the ledge is out of sight, but
this does not dampen the enthusiasm of
this old miner nor reduce his confidence
in the belief that ho has a good thing.
He has v tv little ot the vein in sight, but
■he has already set a price of $150,0 J0 on
the discovery.
On Tatanch Is and a blowout of cod
f • ■•. -rite- of gigantic dimensions 'bas been
>md. Down on the beach there are said
' be huge bowl of aire solid cop
i *r. Other locations in this section said
-„* be equally pro mi have been made.
Tbe-e rei oris come straight enough, and
if absolutely true, copper has at last been |
I found in Alaska in great and paying |
The Alaska Commercial Company seems
to be quite as active 111 the Cooks Inlet I
territory as it is in the Yukon. Robert '
Elliott said he had heard reports that
ihe company was buying up claims
around Six-Mile Creek for the purpose of i
working tbem on a large scale with ;
giants. He said he heard the P.-dly Min
ing Company was offered $150,000 for its
claims, but he did not believe it, as lie
did not think ihe Polly property was
worth so much money. That this or I
other companies of large capital are j
buying and bonding large tracts of j
ground for hydraulic mining on an exten
aive scale there is no doubt.
The largest coal and oil fields so far dis
covered are west ol Cape Yakatago, near
two small streams which flow into Con
troller? Bay. These have been discovered
and located by the Alaskt Development
Company of Seattle, which has had pros
pectors looking for oil ar.d coal in that
region for tiie best part of two seasons.
T. J. Hamilton, vice-president and gen
eral manager of the company, who nas
spent line season there, mid who was a !
I passenger on the Dora, says that one of j
ihe lie ds bus a frontage of five miles and
the other of nine miles. He said that the j
oil was certainly lubricating and that the
coal was bituminous and the finest on the
Pacific Coast.
It is sail in this city that the Alaska
Development Company is another name
lor the Standard Oil Company. Vice-
President Ham lion denies this. When
asked if he ol jected to being gobbled by
the oil monopoly lie said he did not it his
company c mid be swallowed at its own
ynce. Bein.' nearer the Oriental market,
-■V,* 1 *" company expects to compete with the
1 lard Oil Company for the trade of
tV'tna and Japan.
Nice-President Hamilton talked rail
road just before he sailed for the south on
the City of Topeka like a man who has
unlimited capital or is backed by some
company which bas. He said the com
pany intended to start a preliminary sur
vey next -eisou for the railroad from Con
trollers Bay to Circle City, Forty Mile.
Cudahy and Dawson. Copper R.ver
comes out a tew miles to the westward of
Controllers Bay. The railroad route would
be to cross Copper River above the can
yon, about 100 miles above the Delta,
girdle on the northeast on a high plateau
Home of the Late Eleazer Frost of San Jose, From Whose Yard $6000 in Gold Has Already
Eeen Dug Up. It Is Believed That $40,000 Still Lies Buried There.
between Copper and Su«hitna rivers,
cro-s the headwaters o'" the Xanana River
and then east 10 the Yukon, a distance of
about 550 miles. Indians take th.it route
sometimes to come out from the Yukon.
The scheme is to supply coal and oil for
the Yukon towns, particularly when the
, working of quartz is begun, and to do a
general transportation business.
Other oil strikes made this season are
near an Indian village called Soldovta, on
the Kenai peninsula, and in the Iliamni
couniry, on the Alaska peninsula. Here,
it is said, was found a lake of oil in which
the Indians have for years reported that
bears wallowed to prevent tnem-elves
being annoyed by insects and for the sake
of the perfume of the oil.
No man in the Dora party could be
found who had heard any reports from
the Copper River except from Indians,
who said no white men had been up the
Bars in the Sushitna River have this
season been found to pan out as Irish as
$1 50 in fine gold per pan, which is con
sidered very good pay din. A' no piece
where the ground was panned did it fail
to show- colors, and at some places coarse
gold was found. A Mr. Girdwoou of Sitka
and three others wintered in there last
season at the foot of the first great falls,
200 miles up, but were driven out this
summer owing to a lack of provisions.
They will return next sprint;.
Coarse go d was found under bowlders
which were removed for the purpose of
using them to build a fireplace 111 their
cabin. The gold of the latest strike in the
Klondike, on Skookum Pup Creek, was
found under stones and bowlders. Dur
ing the season just closing it is estimated
that about 503 men have been prospecting
in that vast Section of Alaska west of
Copper River and south of Norton Sound.
f^LjJS Hal Hoffman.
COOKS ISL f.T OIL 1.1.1..
Boner Johnson. Outlier Spouting Uith
fit roil 1 Ire.sure.
VICTORIA, Nov. The steamer City
of Topeka, which arrived from Alaska
after midnight, reports having sustained
considerable damage in a gale off the
Queen Charlotte Islands on Monday last.
A large wave washed over the vessel,
smashing the doors and flooding the
caoins, wbile several of the crew were
more or less injured. She brings several
passengers from Cooks Inlet, who confirm
the report that the mines there have this
year yielded a quarter of a million 111 gold.
The Topeka brings a party which has
been examining the petroleum discovery
made at Kyak, bact of Cooks Inlet, by
Homer Johnson of San Jose. His gusher
is now spouting through a l'.j-inch pipe,
with a very strong pressure. ihe Stand
ard Oil Company's experts, who have been
examining the great find, are aiso pas
.Bert Duncan, superintendent of the
Treadwell mine, is on hi-- way to San
Francisco on bus ness. Fred Nowell, also
of Alasca, is returning from Dyea, where
he has been in connection with the aerial
tramway his company is building ever ie
pass. Two other companies, also, are
building. Cook, who boarded the steamer
at Juneau, says news of Dawson City up
to October 10 had been brought there,
with no noteworthy incidents.
tieQitlaiion* Clorerning l.c of Lands in
lit- Reservation.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12. — Secretary
Alger has issued regulations governing
the use and occupation of lands within
the limits of the military reservation of
St. Michael, Alaska. They are substan
tially as follows:
Applications for permission to conduct
legitimate business enterprises must be
accompanied by testimonials of good char
acter .-md standing, reciting the nature of
the business to Le conduced; the loca
tion, as nearly as possible, on unoccupied
land within the reservation; the area of
land necessary; number and character of
buildings, etc., to be erected, and prob
able date when occupancy is to be com
menced and terminated. Those located
on this reservation at the time the re
servation was made -nil in like manner
present their applications for permits.
The permit will authorize the grantees to
maintain the specified business, and none
other, at the places named The permit
will not be negotiable, and will be of no
value or effect until presented to and re
corded by^the commanuing officer of Fort
St. Mchael, and tiie location staked out
by him. It will not be transfer-Able with
out the approval of the Secretary of War.
except where both parties to the transfer
are on the ground and one desires to dis
-...-• of his interest, ii wluc i event the
commanding officer for St. Michael may
authorize tite transfer. It will give no
right or title to ownership of lands, and
is revocable at the wiil of the Secretary of
War. Occupants uider these permits will
b; subject at all times to such police regu
lations as may be imposed from time to
time by the c mmatiding officer of Fort
Si. Michael or higher authority.
In case of naturally restricted landings,
sites for buildings and shipyards, no
monopoly will be given to any person or
corporation, and no permit wil hi con
strued to do this, and all disagreements
between holders of permits will, after a
careful hearing by him, be settled by the
commanding orricer of Fort St. Michael.
No retailing of distilled spirits in the
r-servarion will be owed, but this
prohibition shall not include light wines
or Deer.
Itia to be understood that these permits
are issued subject to any subsequent legis
la'ion of Congress.
Provision is made for reserving suffi
cient lands for the post at St. Michael and
for the modification of terminal of per
'an J't unci a Clio in.
; ADEN A, Nov. 12.— The annual con
vention ofthe Independent Order of Good
Templars dosed to-day. A new consti
tution was pre ented and voted upon,
but was referred. The new officers had
oeen installed, and it was decided to hold
the next convention at San Francisco on
the second Tuesday in October, 18J8.
Proof Conclusive That
the Belews Were
Arsenic Found in the Food
Sent to a Chemist for
Traces of '.hi Deadly Powder
Apparent In the Tea-Kattle
Special Dispatch to The Call.
DIXON, Nov. 12.— The town is a ter
than it has been at any time since the
tragedy of Monday, but there is still a
subdued excitement manifest ana officers
and citizens alike are possessed of a grim
determination that the murderer shall be
discovered. There is no longer the slight
est douot that murder was done. The
failure of the chemist to find traces of
poison in the well water dismayed the ad
vocates of the poison theory for a time, as
it was their firm belief that the water was
impregnated with a poison of some na
ture. Professor Grir.stead of the local
High School discovered unmistakable evi
dences of arsenic in the buef broth, which
has been referred to heretofore as having
been prepared by Mrs. Ehmann and Mrs.
Ferguson, attendants of Miss Belew, dur
ing her last illness. The tea-kettle, which
had been overlooked in the search for evi
dence of poison, was secured yesterday.
This piece of kitchen furniture was over
half full of water. Professor Grinstead
applied the arsenic test to its contents
and found that the water was strongly
impregnated with the death-dealing
poison. A white powaer was noticed
clinging to the top of the Kettle. When
tested it proved to be pure arsenic.
A telegram was rece ved late this after
noon by Deputy Sheriff B. P. Newby from
W. T. Wenzell, the San Francisco chemist
who is making the analysis of the foods
sent to him, stating that arsenic had been
found in the broth and that he would im
mediately take up the stomach.
Bruno Klein, the surviving victim of the
fiendish crime, was up and around to-day,
but was in a dazed condition and very
weak from the effects of the poison.
While in the physician's office tins after
noon lie fell in a spasm, and those in the
room thought the end was near. He
rallied somewhat, and is now thought to
have a chance for recovery.
Thomas Belew ha- off -red a reward of
$250 for the apprehension of the murderer,
and there is considerable feeling against
the Sheriff of the county for not adding to
the reward. The local office! 8 are lollow
ing up close y every clew that is offered,
and the community is awaiting anxiously
for further developments.
■ Ilesult of the Anal-mi. Made by Pro
fessor M'etiS'll.
Processor William T. Wenzail has com
pleted his analysis of the stew sent him
from Dixon, which was part of the fatal
breakfast eaten by Louis and Susie Belew.
The analysis sbowea large quantities of
arsenic, though tne quantitative analysis
cannot be completed for several days. An
analysis of the stomach showed no traces
of arsenic or other poision. Speaking of
the ca«e last night the professor said:
"If I were making a guess on the quan
tity of poison contained in the stew sent
me I should say it contained enough to
kill two adults, though 1 cannot om piete
the quantitative analysis for a day or two,
as ihat requires time."
A thorough analysis of the well water
and < f water taken from a vessel in which
the valve of the pump of the well lud
been boiled failed to reveal any arsenic or
other poison, and this shows that tlio
poison which killed the Belews probably
came from the teakettle lrom which water
for the stew was taken.
The completion of the analysis of the
stomach failed to reveal any poison. The
stomach showed signs of violent inflam
mation. It is not unu ual to find no
traces of poison in the stomachs of per
sons who have been killed, by arsenic ana
strychnine, owing to the rap. a absorption
of those drugs by the system.
"I shall next analyze the girl's liver,"
said the professor, "and that will require
several days, for 1 have to destroy it com
pletely before I can complete the work.
If there was death from arsenic I should
be able to find traces ot the poison."
! Life Imprisonment for the Murderer
of His I- Wife at *.•''■
I Arnett, who killed his wife. on May lb", was
! to-day convicted of murder in the. first
i degree, the jury fixing the penalty at
imprisonment for life. For some hours
the jury stood -seven for death and live
for. life imprisonment. Arnett's wife was
but lii years old. )
British Soldiers Fought
In Vain to Rescue
Lieutenant Mclntyre and His
Command Slain by Supe
rior Numbers.
I The Viceroy of India Ordered an
Investigation of a Disastrous
Special Dispatch to The Call.
SIMLA, India. Nov. 12— The Viceroy of
| India, the Earl of Elgin, has ordered a
court of inquiry to investigate the disas
trous reconnoissance of the British force
under General We3tmacott, which on
Wednesiay last reached the summit of
Saran-Sar Mountains with little resistance
and afterward retreated, closely pursued
by the enemy, with the loss of about fifty
killed and wounded, the British rear
guard only being saved, by the excellent
disposal made of the troops by the com
manuing officer.
Dispatches received from the British
camp in the Maidan Valley say that a
man wbo lias just come in there brought
some details of the killing of Lieutenant
Mclntyre and the twelve men belonging
to the Northamptonshire regiment who
met death while endeavoring to save the
wounded of the regiment during
: the retreat from the iran - Sar
' Mountains. The survivor says that
! when the lieutenant found himself iso-
I lated he dispatched him for aid as the
' small parly was hampered by the wounded
; and would not desert them.
The rest of the sad tale will never be
known. But, as shown by the dispatch of
yesterday, Lieutenant Mclntyre and his
tf "handful of men sacrificed their lives for
' their wounded comrades, the positions in
which the bodies were found showing
they die I bravely, fighting to the last.
! The enemy was afraid°to rush upon the
i little band, the dispatches al-o say, but
j shot at them from points of vantage until
I every man of the British detachment was
{ killed.
A full representation of the Orakzai j
' tribes met General Sir William Lockhart, i
; the British commander, to-day at the
' Maidan Valley camp and heard the terms
i which he insisted upon for their submis
sion, nameiy: The restitution of all the
rifles captured sinca the outbreak, their
I disarmament by another 500 r fles, the
I payment of a line of 20,000 rupees and the
j iormal submission of the tribes in full
{ durbttn to General Lockhart within a fort
night. A portion of the Orakzai envoys
seemed to demur at these terms.
Shot by a Deputy Sheriff in
the Mountains Near
Escipas Limping Into the Brush
and Eludes Posses of
Special Dispatch to Thk Calx.
LAKEPORT, Nov. 12.— George Coburn,
the outlaw, who has been making his
rendezvous In the mountain wilderness
near Middletown since his escape irom
jail, was seen this week at the home of
his mother. One of ihe Sheriff's deputies
fired at him with a shotgun at a distance
of about 100 feet and hit him and Coburn
ran limping into the brush.
Coburn is such a desperate character
that no chances are taken with him and
the deputy was afraid to follow him where
the outlaw had all the advantage. The
alarm wis given and soon a possa was
searching the brush, but the country is of
such a nature thai the chances are only
about one in a thousand that he can be
taken alive and then only by strategy.
Since C ibuin's father was killed by the
Sheriff's posse last summer Mrs. Coburn
and daughter have conducted the moun
tain ranch alone. Recently they have de
cided to sell and . move to * Marin County
an I the. ollicers, suspecting; that young
Cobu-n 'woujd visit them, kept the house
under constant surveillance, with the re
suit that he was seen and wounded by the
Mrs. Coburn and daughter ere arrested
on a charge of aiding and abetting a crim
inal and taken to Middletown for trial.
District. Attorney Sayre went down from
here, to represent the people. They were
found guilty and .placed under ?HOO bail
each. ■ .*,■.
The; fac-simile ; SljC //&* , 'sT 0m is on every wrapper
signature of Wta//ffi&j£&£ of CASTOBIA.
Sensations Numerous in
the Frost Case at
San Jose.
Sons of the Late Capitalist
Accuse the Widow and
Plaintiffs Will Again Attempt to
Prove That Their Father- Was
Special Disc-patch to The Call.
SAN JOSE, Nov. 12. In anticipation of
sensational developments in the Frost
estate case, the courtroom of Judge M. H.
Hyland was well filled this afternoon, the
major portion of the audience being com
posed of ladies. Tho expected was not
long in coming. As soon as (he case was
called, Attorney E. E. Cothran, repre
senting Erwin and Miner E. Frost, who
are opposing the executrice**- — the widow
and daughter of the late Elezer Frost —
asked leave to file a petition protesting
against the acceptance of the final and
supplemental accountings of the execu-
In the petition it was charged that the
executrices had failed to return a true
inventory of the estate of the deceased;
that they had fraudulently failed to ac
count for $0300 in coin, and that they had
conspired with Jane E. Haynes, also a
daughter of the deceased, to defraud the
petitioners and devisees. Erwin and "liner
E. Frost, of a large sum of money belong
ing to the estate.
It was further claimed that this alleged
fraudulent action had workel a forfeiture
of the commission due the execturicea,
and that the bond of the executrices was
invalid, as it was a joint bond for $50,000
instead of a several bond for that amount
for each; also because the bond was
secured by a deposit of the bank books
and other securities of the estate, a pro
ceeding in violation of the law. The peti
tion prayed that all the accounts of the
estate be reopened and that a former ap
plication for the removal of the execu
trices be granted.
After considerable argument between
Senator H. V. Morehouse, counsel for tbe
executrices, and Cothran, as to the ad
missibility of the petition, in the course
of which charges of perjury were excitedly
exchanged, the court decided that the
petition was out of order.
It was claimed by Cothran that the exe
cutrices. in not accounting for the moneys
that had been dug up in the back yard of
the residence of Elezer Frost, bad com
mitted embezzlement. On the part of his
clients Morehouse claimed that these
money 8 were gifts intervivos and, there
fore, not part of the estate.
The court decided that this was a ques
tion of law to be decided by a court of
equity in a separate proceeding and or
dered toe case to proceed to ascertain if
j there was any part of the estate of the de
ceased that had not been accounted for by
the executrices.
Jane E. Haynes v.a? called as a witness
for the Frost brothers. She proved to be
a "chip of tli** old block" in the matri
monial line. Sim modestly confessed to
be now enjoying conjugal felicity with
her third spouse and that her two former
husbands were yet in the land of the
Her father had been the head of three
good-size i families. She admitted having
received $lfioo in $20 gold pieces from
either Mrs. Dora Frost or Mrs. Wissman—
she could not remember which.
On further examination she stated she
had been told ny Mrs. Wiseman, her sis
ter and one of the executrices, that she
would find the money in a certain place
in Mrs. Wissman's liouse. Previous to
this she had been informed by a note left
by her lather, and which had been given
her by one of the executrices, ttiat by dig
ging in a certain spot 6he would find a
sum of money. She did not dig for the
money herself, claimed not to know who
unearthed it, and said she had never ex
hibited any curiosity as to how much
money had been fouud in the place in
She had informed her attorney of the
matter and he bad advised her to keep the
money, as it was her separate property,
being a gift from her father. Since then
she had spent every dollar of it. Further
questioning brought out the fact that she
hud been informed that Mr. Wissman dug
up the money.
She denied that she knew of George
Herrington, a son-in-law of Mr.*. Wiss
man, having been on the premises armed
with a shotgun. She bad not told her sec
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ond husband. Skelly by name, of having
received the $1500 in such a peculiar way,
but said he had hinted to her that he bad
knowledge of it. About this lime Skelly
had been arrested for brutally beating her.
The charge was not pressed, and on his
release she admitted that ehe had given
him a ticket to Seattle and $3 75 in cash,
'Did you not urge him io leave the
State, because he had been drinking and
miking about the buried money?" asked
"1 ueuy that," snapped out the wit- j
nes*. "
'Did you not send bim out of the State,
so that lie would not be able to talk about
the matter?" persisted the attorney.
"No, sir; I wanted him to leave, so that
he could not murder me. as he was cap
able ot doing. I knew if I once got him
away he would be unable loget enough
money to come back."
Frank SKeily, she said, had once dug for
money in tne DacKyard of the Frost home
on North River street, the and William
Vinter, who married the widow two weeks
after Elezer Frost's death, were present,
but neither Er-niii nor Miner Frost were
William Vinter was recalled for cross
examination byCothran. He testified that
he became the agent for the executrices of
tbe estate of Elezer Frost a few oays after
tne latter's death. The day after Frost's
demise Mrs. Dora Frost, who is now Mrs.
Vinter, placed in his custody a tin box,
which bore on the outside a card which
read, "Deliver to Dora Frost."
This box contained tbe will of the de
ceased, some deeds, notes and other
papers. No instrument in regard to money
was found in the box. He learned of the
buried money, but said nothing about it,
as he did not consider it part of the estate.
He had not been informed by either of the
executrices as to who haa dug up the
money, nor had any one given him this
This closed the hearing for the day, and
the case was continued until next Friday.
At the examination last week it was
developed that Mrs. Dora *rost-Vinter,
Mrs. Wiasmau and Mrs. Haynes bad each
obtained sums of buried money, which,
they claimed, had been found by means of
sealed notes addressed to them and found
in the effects of the father. This informa
tion had been conveyed to the brothers by
Frank Skelly, it is said, in revenge for
having been refuse.! money by his former
wife. Had the executrices not asked
some time ago for leave to correct tneir
final accounting on the ground that they
had by mistake placed $2000 to the credit
of tne estate, the present developments
would have been rendered impossible.
When the litigation was in its early
staves, a charge of murder in connection
with the death of Elezer Frost was made
by the brothers, but the case was dis
missed, owing to lack ot evidence to sup
port the charge. Erwin Frost now de
clares it to be his intention to reopen the
murder proceed ln an interview to
day with The Call correspondent he
said: VSH
"We will prove that poison was bought
in a certain drugstore and administered
to my father in ice-cream only three min
utes before he fell into spasms of pain,
lour days later he died from its effects,"
Otto W. Ilapp Will Jake a Br Ida Back
to Ilnirson. Citif.
WOODLAND, Nor. 12.— W. Rapp
of Dawson City arrived in Woodland to
day and procured a license to wed Miss
A. E. Ivy of Sacramento. The groom
lias spent the past three years at Dawson
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cured; lowest prices; write to-day
for full particulars. Cut this out.
Void Cure, Sacramento, Cal. 26 Page St., S. F.
Cures Guaranteed.
....OF 1HE....
....OF THU...
Pennsylvania, on Hie 3 1st day of December,
A. D.. 1896, and for the year ending on that
day, as made to the Insurance Commissioner of
the Siate of California, pursuant to the provisions
of sections 610 and 611 of the Political Code, con-
dens?d as per blank furnished by the Commis-
Amount of Capital Slock paid up in
i ash 9400.000 00
Peal Estate owned by Company 8184.500 00
Loans on Bonds and Mortgages 879,070 00
•Lash MarKet Value of all Sli.cs and
Bonds owjied Coin) any, -2,998,465 00
Amount of Loans secured by pledge
of Bonos, Stocks, and other mar-
ketable securities »•« coliateial.. 191,950 00
: Cash in Company's Ollice 1,079 66
Cash in Banks '-'26,089 83
Interest due aud accrued on , all
Stocks and Loans "078 14
Interest due and accrued on Bonds
and Mortgages.. 13,806 66
Premiums in due course of collec-
tion 261.685 68
Total assets $4/759, 0^4 97
Losses adjusted and unpaid $15,553 00
.Losses in process of Adjustment or
in SLspense 134,237 00
Losses refined, including expenses. ■ 12,671 00
Oross premiums on * ire Ki>ki run-
ning one rear or less, 91,491*,-
-584 11; reinsurance 60 percent.. 745,292 05
Gross pr -miums on Fire KHks run-
ning more than one year, #1,-
-301,621 76; | reinsurance pro
rata 675,51126
Amount Teclaimable by the insured
on Perpetual Fire Insurance
Policies 805,307 85
All other demands against the Com-
pany 4.000 00
Total liabilities $2,: 9-T>7s 16
-Net Cash actually received for Fire
piemuinis $1,715,193 42
Beceived ior interest on Bonds and
Aio.-tgaves 42,111 98
Bee ived for interest nud dividends
on Bonds. Mocks, • Loans, and
from all other sources : 156.137 39
Received tor Keats 2,701 92
Total income $1.916.144 71
Net amount paid for Fire Losses.... $889,140 28
Dividend! to .-toknolders 80.0-JO 00
Paid or allowed for Commission or
Brokerare 429,701 64
J'.iu: fir Salaries. Fees, and other
charges lor ollicers, clerks, etc.. 102,160 00
la for Slate, National and local
taxes -36,812 48
All otii«- r payments and expendi-
tures 101,440 08
Total expenditures..' $1.639.254 48
Losses Incurred during
ihe year.... ...9878,000 00
Bisks and Pre- j
mium** Fire Bls'rs Premiums.
Net, amount of risks]
written during -.be!
year..... $212,902,563 *2,190,661 9 3
Net amount of inks "SBTTBf
expired during the
year. ! 182,729,491 1,969,219
Net amount in fo>-cr
December 31. 1896] 291,765.633! 2.792.205 87
~ H.DAL-B NwiX. President.
\V\ CABO'. Kll CRO «v J-.LL. secretary.
■Subscribed and sworn to oeloce m•, this 21st
day Ot January, 18b7. GKu. W. HUNT,
Commissioner for California at Philadelphia.
Office 430 California Street,
[ T. EDW. POPE, Manager.
City, where be made a snug fortune. He
owns several paying claims and is inter
ested in various business enterprises in
After the marriage, which "will occur
next Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Rapp will
spend several months visiting in Cali
fornia and will then depart for the gold
fields of the Yukon. Mr. Rapp has
eighteen dogs and an Indian quartered in
Alaska to carry himself and wife over
the (Jhilcooi Pass.
WjL J \ i M^
More Chair News.
Here's a rocking chair
High enough to rest your
head when you lean back;
Such rockers are scarce.
$ They're generally clipped
off half a foot below the com-
fort line.
The pattern in the picture comes in two
different woods and a dozen colors of
Christmas It's too early to talk
is Christmas yet.
Coming! But it isn't too early to
invite you to sec the pretty chairs we've
gathered here foe your Christmas giving.
They'te in antique oak, golden oak,
Flemish oak, English oak, green oak,
mahogany, "looks-like" mahogany, Vernis
Martin chairs with high backs and low
backs and no backs at all — with woad
ssats and rush seats and bather s?ais an
tiphols ered seats— wide chairs for stout
folKs, narrow chairs for slim folks and
squatty arm rockers for grandm 1.
Two ns-x booklets: "Sleep" (16 pages)
tells all about enameled beds.
Tbe other 0113 is about office desks.
I Both are free for the askin ;.
California Furniture
(N. P. COLE & CO.) Carpets '
,- <■-.. Rugs ,
1 17-123 Geary St. Mattings
Pennsylvania, on the 31st day of December,
! A . I). 1896, and for tbe year ending on tbat day, as
made to tue Insurance Commissioner of the estate
of California, pursuant to the provisions of sec-
tions 61 and til of the Political Cove, condensed
as per blank furniihed by the Commissioner.
Amount or Capital Stock, paid up in
Cash $200,000 00
Hea'. Estate owned by company $160,000 00
Loans on Bands and Morigasres 9,900 00
Cash Market Value of all Stocks and
Bonds owned by Company 368,383 50
Amount of l.oam s-cur-d by pled**;" of
Bond's stocks, and other marketabe
securities ns collater.il 19.300 00
Cash in Com 's OlUce 3,988 39
Cash in Banks 18, 'J* 42
Interest due and accrued on all Stocks
and Loans 1,240 84
I mens due and accrued ou Bonds
and Mortgages.. 97 SO
Premium** in due Course of Collectiou. 59,012 21
Bills receivable, not Matured, taken
for Fire ami .-••arine Bisks 1,010 00
Rents due and acciued 38 54
Due from perpeiual Insurance on
Building 742 60
Total Assets $642.12". 93
Losses adjusted and unpaid $10,365 58
Losses in process of Adjustment or in
suspense 21,225 25
losses resisted, including expenses 400 01)
Gross emiucus on Fire Risks running
one year or less. $244,175 81; re-
insurance 60 percent. 122,087 90
Gross premiums on 1 Ire Kisks running
more than one year, $171, 55; re-
iniuruiice prorata 92,915 10
Amount reclalmab'e by the insured on
perpetual Fire insurance Policies... 34.8-0 87
Cash D.vidends remain* v paid 1,659 44
Allotbei demands ugalnsi the com-
pany 13,521 79
Total Liabilities $.96995 93
Net Cash «ctua ly received for Fire
premiums $313,715 91
Received for interest on Bonds and
Mortgages 495 00
Item ived for interest and lends on
Bonds, stocks. Loans and irom all
o:her sources 18.824 67
Beceived for Bents... 2.697 88
To:al Income $335,733 46
Net amount paid for Fire Losses (in-
cluding $3j.'-M- 43, loss.es of pre-
vious v ears) $169,278 76
Dividenas to stockholders 11.740 63
i'anl or allow* d fur Commiision or
Brokerage.. 60.202 90
Paid for Salaries. l<es and other
charges for ollicers, clerks, etc 37,195 20
Patu for State, National, and local
taxes 10.178 8t
All other payments and expenditures 31,844 79
Total Expenditures $320,441 01
Losses Incurred during
the year, lire $157,074 57
Bisks ash Pre- |
miums Fire Risk!:. I Premiums.
Net amount ot Risks
wiitten duiing the
year j $31,983,271 $370,203 73
Net amount of P.lsks
expired during ihe.
year i 32,376.235 375,615 21
;*>• t amouul in ioice
December 31. 1896.... 1 : 7,186.8:53 415.404 3tt
C. S. Hoi.l.l'.MO.Ali, President.
1-. B. f>.\N.\ • Sei n-iurr.
Sub scribed and sworn to b-'ore inc. ihis 20th
day of lebiuirv. 1897- RICH'D 11. KEILLY.
Notary Public.
Uffice 436 California Street.
T. EDW. POPE, Manager.

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