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S. V I J , 1 -i ; - f VOL. III. IIOLBROOK, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1898. NUMBER 44 i 50UTHERNCAL1F0RM Some Important Happenings in the South THAT MAY PLEASE OUR READERS An Aaaorrment of Jieway Eventa That Occurred In our Midat That Cannot Fail to Intercut. The tobacco crop on the Buena ranch at San . Marco is harvested and the the ground is now being irrigated for the second crop, which will mature in December. Sample cigars made from the crop just havested are pronounced very fine. Pasadena has bagged her first tramp for the season. It is time for the towns of Southern California to be get ting thPir stone niles in readiness. There is nothing like a conspicuous stone heap to make tramps go some where else. Tho iat mins have been of inesti mable value to the fruit and farm in terests of northern and central Cali fornia. Little rain has fallen in the southern part of the state, but the cloudy weather is of benefit in protect ing the orchards and ranges from fur ther scorching by the sun. the- war. with Spain has not been without its benefits. The proprietors of the eucalyptus oil plant at tarden Grove, Orange county, who have just resumed operations, expect an unusual ly large demand for their product the coming season because of the cessa tion of its importation from Spain. The boys and girls of the Whittier state school have just issued another .admirable edition of their magazine, this number being Intended especially to commemmorate tne Dirtnaay ui cal ifornia. The front page of the cover is adorned by a handsome colored de sign drawn by A. Biorci, the scenic arikt. against the state of $38.000, incurred during the war; of this amount, about $30,000 represents the cost of trans portation of the various regiments to the city of San Francisco. The San Diego Union has the follow ing in regard to the cable recently laid across the bay by the Sunset Tel ephone company: "A new submarine cable was laid across the bay by the Sunset Telephone and Telegraph com pany to connect the new lines of the company on Coronado with the system in this city. The cable is 4000 feet in length, and was made in the company's shops in San Francisco by W. Jefferies, and was armored by the Washburn i Moore company. Its cost on the cars at Francisco was $3600. The laying of ' the cable was superintended by Mr. Jefferies, and was done in just forty minutes. I PACIFIC COAST MS s Important Information Gathered Around the Coast. ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST. A Summary of Late Bventa That Are Boiled Down to Salt oar Buy Readera. ille. where there are unmistakable signs of petroleum. There is a good prospect that these oil properties will De ueveiopea soon, ana a ranrcau to the coast to facilitate shipment is spo ken of. Phorloa TI TVatcon a mining man of Carson City, who has arrived at San Francisco, on the bark Northern Light, trom Kotzeoue souna, tens oi now sev en gold seekers lost their lives. He says: "On the night of August 17, Fred Howard, Irving Howard, Joseph Gra ham, Samuel Wilmuth of Providence, R. I., and J. G. SturKe oi uraD uuicn, Madera county. Cal., who went north on the bark Mermaid, were drowned while trying to get across Hotham In let with their provisions. A n :.V3 ft 'íí-v-.l :í J. -..J.'A" : , - . -: -ui -; - ; --. 7 It is reported two strangers dug up buried treasure worth $20,000 in a canyon near Ensenanda, The treasure consisted of gold coin, jewelry and diamonds and is believed to have been buried by a fleeing thief many years ago. The strangers who found the treasure have vanished into Lower California. With lime going out at the rate of one pr two cars a day and lumber coming in at the rate or a carioaa a day, and a steady volume of freight and passenger business, the Southern Pa cific has no complaint about the way its traffic over its O jai branch starts off this fall. Some twenty carloads of hay, for one item, have been shipped in this month. J. A. Allison returned a few days ago to San Diego from a trip of 500 miles through Lower California. He re ports that the new progressive policy of the Lower California Development Company is beginning to have a favor able effect and he predicts a large in crease of trade for San Diego if the coming winter brings sufficient rain to make the soil productive. Reports from San Diego say that or ders for lemons are being received there, but that there are none available for shipment, though there are plenty of gi?en ones. If the steam process of curing will do what it is claimed it will do. namely, make green lemons ready for shipment in three days, it would seem to be the part of wisdom to adopt that process and get -the lemons on the market while the prices remain good. The male millionaires of California. ! of which there are so many, will need 1 t te doing something handsome soon with their millions in the way of aiding our educational institutions, if they are not to be subjected to the reproach of ' being outdone by the millionaires of the opposite sex. Such munificent con tributions to- the cause of higher edu cation as have been made by Mrs. Stanford, Mrs'. Hearst and Miss Flood ought to stimulate our rich men to similar good deeds. The chambers of commerce in Los Angeles and San Diego are still hard at work agitating the question of early construction of the Nicaragua canal. Indications are that congress will take up the matter in a business way at the coming session. The Pacific states are working as a unit for the great water way. The indications now are that the canal will be constructed and con trolled by this government. With the opening of the canal will come great business activity on the Pacific coast. The claim of California against the Federal government amounts to $120,-' 000, which represents the cost of mobil izing the troops in san rraneisco ana litting them out for action. The origi nal claim amounted to several thou sand more, but against this is the charge of equipments previously fur nished the sute by the government. There is an outstanding indebtedness Some very interesting relics from fli..r which were picked up by Carl George of the battleship Iowa, are cn display at San Diego, ine rel ics include a piece of the captain's pen dant from the Reina Mercedes and some melted coin from the Almirante Oqntndo. Tho pennant . consisted of three stripes about four inches wido, made of coarse cloth. The outsiOe stripes were red, and a dark yellow one ran down the center, me cuius, .i-v.i,.ii trerp mpltpd together, were four two-pesetas, which had been heated un- ... mi 1 1 1 . . 1 t'l they ran togetner. iney nau uiem-u enough to effr.ee the stamping and r.adc a valuable relic. Two small sil ver, coins about the size of a dime were also much blackened and showed that they had. been through fire. . w "R. Stores of the new Bakersfield and Los Angeles rail way, will leave San Francisco within a few days to examine the roaa irom, .tsa kersñeld to a point twenty miles south of Tejon pass. When Storey returns from this trip, he will be ready to send several surveying parties into the field. When the survey has been finished to J : nin nn tho Mnlavp des- I a utaiguaicu iiuiuv v -- - I ei-t it i asserted, the actual work of ' nnnctriiptinn will he beeun. Claus I Spreckels will be made president of the i company, Robert Watt, first vice pres licient and CapL Payson, second vice j president Similar positions, respect I ively, are held by these men in the 1 Valley road. At each end of the Val ! ley road the work is being pushed vig orously. News of the State, Nation and the World Also interesting Jfewa Item The War of ti,o men nf tho Seventh California regiment are now trying to contain themselves in patience until the result of their thousand applications for dis charge is made known to them. These must go through the hands of the cap tains and be approved or disapproved by them. Col. Berry must then place 'i.rnn them his indnrsemnt. ana Deiore they reach the department commander each must be examinea ana conmitmeu upon by Gen. Miller, the division com Thp work thus entailed is enormous. Besides examination and in dorsement, favorable and untavoraoie, as the case may be, each application must be briefed at every one of the stopping places in the tortuous military channel through which it reaches the war department. No discharges will be given on applications not based on good reasons, sucn as pressure ui uuai Í ncss or family matters, or physical dis ! ability. Where the reason alleged is merely that the petitioner is tired of the service, he will likely be given a i chance to grow a great deal more tired ! before he i3 allowed to leave. If he 1 should make any reflection on the con I duct of any officer he will be given a ! hearing before a court-martial, and i may see the very disagreeable side of military service. According to Capt. Alfonso, the regimental adjutant, com : pany commanders have already ap proved a majority of applications. I I GARCIA'S SPECIAL MISSION. While smoking opium, Ching Chow, a crippled Chinese of San Francisco, set his clothes on fier and was burned to death. A nnwrter nlant to renlace the one destroyed at Santa Cruz is under way. Enough, orders for smokeless powder are on file to keep the mills running night and day for two years. A Port Townsend, (Wash.) dispeateh says the bark Hayden Brown, fifteen rinva frnm St. Michaels, arrived bring inn- spvpnti nnsspneers. All confirm previous reports of no gold being found on Kotzebue Sound. if cioatHo it is pstimated that the to tal hop crop of Washington this sea son will be between 27,ouu ana du.uuu bales. A considerable portion of the crop has already been contracted for on a basis of 10 and 12 cents a pounu. Three Chinamen, a negro and a whitie man swindled a Stockton Chi nese lottery company out of $1464. They discovered where the drawing . toto niacp rut a hole in the w aa tu iív. f - ' - ' - partition, and when the numbers were announced mamea me uc. v.. ingly. Hart North, United States Imffiigra ti.,n Commissioner at San Francisco, ,, iofi fnr the east to consult witJ his fcuperiors at Washington regarding immnpfP immigration. The immigra- n r-.r Türmnpsp nas increasuu ia.nu L. Jl. Ji u . ,.,,T, tho nnst few vears. ana the department is said to contemplate measures of restriction. What may prove a clew to the mys tery of the murder of Capt. Brooks at Sausalito, was the finding of a memo randum, book and -letters in the coat taken out of the bay. This book and ontüin tho name of Frank Wheeler, a young gardener, who re sided at No. 851 Folsom street, San Francisco, and other places in that vi cinity. Tk c.ioTnof Tinmhnldt is niakins a i;Ctii coircli for a section of the n-ot nniimWa rivpr lumber i aft wnicn gieak v v. ... - ' Is, mmrThir off the coast. 1 he tug Monarch was forced to bindon the lumber raft she was towins. while off n. L'onoiiimra Thp itifn on the raft .-o",n, oi l.nmW strews Lli3 Pacific I fnr inilrp 2.-cv.nd. and is a great men ,ce to n-uisation. aiose and capsized their small boat. When morning came the other pros nfprnrs missed the Rhode Island party. as they were called, and the searching party tffat was sent out louna tne Doai floating keel up, but no trace of the men. The provisions ana otner et- fectsx belonging to the hapless party were Vast upon the beach by the waves, rionro-o Atnipr nf Iowa was drowned August 13, while ascending the Kubeck river. Muller and his party naa mnnrMl their boat under a sand bank that caved in on them, capsizing the craft. I was near by and rescued Mul lers' partner, just in the nick of time. Two men named Clark and Crawford were drowned in the Kubuck rapids. could not ascertain their Daptismai names, or where they naaiea irom. Watson says he is satisfied there is very little gold in the Kotzebue coun try. N A Yokohama dispatch says a new premier named Sitsuntak has been appointed in Korea. Gen. Gomez, realizing the power he h3a in fnha ha tin intPTirinn nf re- biuim I signing his command. in aiih.-Ptic renort reirardins the pelagic sealing fleet has just been re- roirrH in F:1H ITaHClSCO. AlirjUS Ul' . i. . I.... marta V.O lirS ipeacners mm nave uicu. .... 'catches were theJfollowing: Enerprise ! skins; Minie, 400; San Diego bj; ine 'resa, 320 and Otto 72.2 These skins jir c-cfiiirif (i frnm the United States are shipped to England, where they ; are disposed of at reaueeu rates. It is . reported from Santiago de Cuba that Gen. Garcia will leave short ly on a special mission to Washington from prominent Cubans in the province of Santiago, who favor the continuance of American authority in Cuba. Gen. Garcia, it is said, will lay before Presi dent McKinley a proposal for securing a loan to pay the Cuban soldiers part of the money due tnem lor tneir tnree years' service in the field, the loan to be paid eventually by Cuba, whatever the future status of the island may be. : Garcia is now recognized as the head of what is called the Cuban annexation party. i The extreme Cuban republic party is under the leadership of Gen. Lacret, who succeeded Gen. Garcia in com mand of the Cuban, army in the prov ince of Santiago. For certain considerations Gen. Gar cia is to use his influence to check the extreme party of Cubans, who are be coming more violent every day. While openly declaring himself a strong ad ,vocate of independence, the general really and privately has declared his j willingness for the forward movement for annexation, provided certain ! pledges are made to him. He states ! he can carry with him the majority of I the army. Gen. Collazo is apparently ! slipping away from Garcia's influence. I He. is inclined to ally himself with the extremists. I Charles E. Watson, who arrived at '3ti Franriapn from Carson City on ! the Northern Light, states that on Au- ' o-,.r 17 fnur Rhode Island men ana i t a Krm-ke of Grub Gulch, Madera I founts r-ii wprp drowned while try i ing to cross Hotham inlet, and that ' three other men were drowned in Ku I biick River. Watson believes there is ! but little gold in the Kotzebue country. A general military hospital will be 'orotPrt nn Aneel islana very snorny : Authority to proceea wun tne ui k. was received from Washington. D. C, hy telegraph. The hospital will have 400 beds and be constructed according to the most modern ideas. Every fa cility afforded by modern science and ! skill will be employed to render the ' hospital the best of its character. The hospital will be for the use of the en I tire Pacifis jurisdiction of the army, including the Hawaiian and Philippine islands. Gov. Budd has appointed First Lieu tenant Herbert Choynski captain of Battery B, California Artillery, vice Capt. Hay, resigned; Second Lieuten ant Frank Sprague has been advanced to the first lieutenanacy. Otto Huber is to succed Capt. Richter, who was killed at Manila, as captain of Company I. First California Volunteers. The nnvornnr is in rece'mt of the resigna tions of First Lieut. Thomas F. Barry of Battery A, and of Second Lieut. Mc Kenzie of Battery D, California Heavy Artillery. A valuable discovery of bitumen is reported in the southern party of Hum boldt county. It is in Matóle Valley, twelve miles from the coast, and the quantity is said to be practically un limited. Petroleum has been apparent in that locality for years, and W. A. Thatcher, an eastern oil man, has just .concluded an inspection of the lands in the vicinity of Mattole and caruer- CUBAN POLICE. Formation of Force Completed Re quests for Consuls. -nntromoTitc hnvp been completed for the formation of a force of Cuban mounted police for the province of Santiago. It consists of a com rnñüTit with rank of major, three captains, six -lieutenants, ten sergeants and 240 enlisted men. ine raits ui yaj for the enlisted men are the sa,me as in the United States army, while the officers get two-thirds. Gen. Castillo has charge of the preliminaries oi me appointments. He must select capable men, who nave oniy sencu m Cuban army, and the officers must have held similar or higher ranK in me Cuban array. This police 'force will have a large territory to cover, and it is expected that as soon as tne uunu troops disband the lawless element will break loose and win nave to oe yi. in check. Even at present quantities of cattle are stolen, and complaints are frequent to Gen. Wood ana uen. as tillo, and they are determined, to put an end to this state of anairs. The Cubans are beginning to unuer- stand that the sudden change tney wanted after the surrender would have caused disorder and contusion, wnue now every day a numüer oí iuuaus uc appointed to positions of power and emolument. The Lnited states cm lector of customs here, Mr. Donaldson, has requested Gen. Lawton to appoint United States consuls at üuaniaudiuj, a.,T,notm anrt Manzanillo. The treas ury department at Washington seem ingly considers tnat tne ísiauu m is foreign territory, aim rt-uunca hPfnre consuls in the transaction ui shipping and other business. Dr. Zim merman, a Lutheran preacuei, applicant for the position of United States consul at Santiago. He also proposes to preach on bunaays. Capt. Brady of the signal service is endeavoring to arrange with the Cuban Marine Cable company for a courtesy similar to the one extended by the British West Indies Cable company, a drily bulletin service of the world's news. As matters now stand Santiago is dead to the .world, so far as news is concerned, the present mail service be insr extremely limited, and letters reaching here only about twice a month. There have been many rich finds in mineral in the Virginia Dale district, but one of the richest, if not the rich est has been made recently by the Reed brothers. Ike Reed is in town, and although he is very reticent about their strike yet he showed the Enter prise correspondent some samples and tcld of some plans, which, if they car rv, and there is no earthly reason why they should not, the young man will be worth a number of thousands before Srntember 30th cotnes to pass. His samples are nearly one-third weight pure gold, and he estimates a tuu m realize them almost $30,000. The claim no.-cr Loon rlpvrlnned until a few months ago, when they did assessment work on it. When tne poruuu ui mC i.i Hnnpn hpnrine this free gold ore the boys were of course delighted. The rich ore seems to come in streahs, bur from the size of the ledge they be lieve there Is enough of it to make them rich. In ten days fifty pounds of the choice rock was dug. The owners will devote the next year to the claim. The Reed properties are about eight miles southwest from Dale City. They have wagon roads to each of a string of claims, both quartz and placer. Ike says the summer has been one of the hottest ever known on the desert. Riverside Enterprise. Thp stpampr Cottaee Citv has ar- rivpd at Victoria from Alaska with 200 passengers and 7000 casc3 of salmon. M. J. Gill, a glassblower of St. Louis, was nominated for congress by the Tenth District Democratic convention. Voting in Nova Scotia on the Do minion prohibition plebiscite was light, and stowed a marked public indiffer ence. , Two severe earthquake shocks were folt lnst wppk at Fortuna, sixteen miles from Murcia, capital of the province of that name. Rritiah raniral is seeking investment in Cuba, a syndicate having purchased eight of the large cigar lactones m Havana. The consideration was $6,000, 000. The Fourth United States Infantry from the Seventh Army- Corps has been ordered to be placed in readiness for immediate service in Cuba. At the election of officers of the Or der of the Eastern Star at Washing ton Mr MnHrlinp B. Conklin of Pine- vill'e. Ore., was elected Worthy Grand Conducteor. The TTrpnfh stramer Lafayette, hav ing on board Spanish troops from San tiago, is quarantined at coruna. An oi ficer of the ship died of yellow fever on the voyage. A Boston paper announces that the Appalachian club of that city is about to moire a nilerimaee to Lake Welo- luckmaguntic. Lack of space prevents further description of this romantic sheet of water, it !, rftnerl that the nrincipal re- son of the emperor's downfall is four 1 in the fact that he one uay appwmi in public wearing European clotht.;. The empress dowager became alarme 1 and deposed her nephew. The Official Gazette of Havana put-i;c-ho a iicrr.-p siened by Blanco and bearing date of September 27, granting pardon to and ordering tne reiesr ui all political prisoners now under con finement in the island. The new Federal Steel company, or Steel Trust, h;s a capitalization of $200.000.000. The fee paid for incor porating in New Jersey was -"o The state gets an annusl tax o 750 in taxes from the company. Sagasta is qr.cttd r.s saying to Scnor Brunet. who represents the chamber of commerce of Ca rula: "I hope to obtain commercial advantages from the Unit ed States which will be embodied in a definite treaty of peace maintaining tho status quo.' D. L. Cobb, counsel for the Red Cross at New York, arrived from Cuha on tne Citv of Washington. He h3 Deen on an extended trip through Cuba, espe cial! v Matanzas and Santiago. tie- says there was a great amount or sul fcring among the Cubans. The navy expenses for the coming fiscal vear, it is reported from Wash ington, will break all previous records. footing up over $47.000.000. Still this is more than $76.000.000 less than the expenses incurred in the extraordi nary emergency of this year. Havana advices are to the effect that the Spanish troops are to be concen trated at the ports from which they are to sail for Spain. This looks as if a movement from the island is not to be delaved as long as was previously an ticipated. Orders for th3 concentra tion have been issued by Blanco. ' The United States troops to cccupy Cuba excepting those now at Santiago will be set to Manzanillo the latter part of thi3 week. The Spanish troops will leave that port Oe-tober 7. and the Americans will take immediate posses sion. The town will be cleaned up and the port opened for relief supplies at once. The Milwaukee Sentinel says five of the six Milwaukee f.our millers have given options on their plants to a syndicate represented by Thomas A. Mclntyre of New York, according to a rumor on change, anu tne manager ui one of the mills is authority for the statement that the consolidation will soon be effected. A Chippewa Falls, wis... special to the St. Paul Pioneer Press says forest fires are doing enormous damage along the Soo and Wisconsin Central rail roads. Nearly every section of pine woods in Northern Wisconsin is ablaze. Telegraph and telephone wires are down, and many railroad bridges have been destroyed. r-. y !