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- - f.t " -:7. .-.1 ;.'-. V,. V "-'.' o m : . "'. VOL. III. IIOLBROOK, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1898. NUMBER 47 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Some Important Happenings in a the South THAT m PLEASE CUR READERS An A.ortnirnt of Newsy Events That Occurred In our Mldil That Cannot Fall to Interest. House breakers in San Bernardino are proving more than a walk-over for the local police and already three daring robberies have been reported without an arrest having been made. Suit has been begun by the Harbor Commissioners of San Diego against J. S. Scherin to recover a piece of land which they claim is tide land. The commissioners also ask rent since 1894. The headquarters of ' the Catalina Island Ananias Club have been re moved to Santa Monica for the win ter. The Outlook tells of a man who caught 463 fish in one day with hook and line. A report sent out from Denver of a typhoid epidemic at Whipple, Ariz., is false. There were three or four cases among the volunteers, but all are convalescing. But one death has occurred at Whipple. President McKinley has pardoned Joseph Pusey, who was sentenced last March to serve one year in the county jail for robbing the mail bags which were in his possession while he was acting as postman on the stage route in Santa Barbara. . The Tempe (Ariz.)) News tells of a citizen who has a curiosity in the shape of a section of petrified cactus. All cacti are petrified in the estima tion of those who have sat on or stepped on this desert product. There is no further curiosity manifested, usually. The Summerland oil fields continue to give every prospect for a bright fu ture. The test well put down from 'Tread well's now famous wharf has been a big success, resulting in a flow of eight barrels in forty-four minutes. Other new wells in the vicinity are almost as successful. Ten fine, large locomotives have ar rived at Albuquerque for the Santa Fe. There are so many freight cars at this point now that the former force of engines could not handle them: hence the addition of these lo comotives, which will soon clear out the yards in good order. Anaheim is being flooded with counterfeit coin of small denomina tions, and a considerable number of spurious dimes and nickels have al ready been discovered in the money tills of leading merchants, who have accepted the bad money without de tecting its true character. The San Diego Naval Reserves at San Diego are anxious to have the old-fashioned gunboat Pinta replaced by a more modern craft. The mem bers of the local Chamber of Com merce have taken up the matter, and propose to enlist the interest of the next Congressman from that district in the movement. The yacht Estrella, which was sto len from Santa Monica on the night of October 5, by Dan Lund, was recov ered at San Diego, where Lund tried to put in, but not knowing the harbor, ran aground on the flats. The yacht is owned by Victor Huff, who has sworn to a complaint charging Lund with the theft of the boat. According to the Prescott, (Ariz.) Miner: "In the absence of a jail at Jerome prisoners of an unruly charac ter are fastened to telegraph poles by having their arms handcuffed around the pole. They can stand up, sit down and lie down, but they cannot escape hugging the pole." There are certain advantages in a dry, warm climate. Black Jack Crowley tried to escape from the San Bernardino county jail, but the desperate deed was foiled. When questioned about his attempt to escape he said he was only going down town to get a drink. If the San Eeruardino county authorities would only establish a bar in connection with their hotel Mr. Crowley's sole want would, apparently, be satisfied. At the regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles cham ber of commerce, resolutions were adopted touching upon the revival of the ocean-carrying trade. They urge Congress to consider at the approach ing session what action is needed to restore to the United States the ocean carrying trade in vessels sailing un der the American flag; and ask that all commercial organizations and the press lend their aid to this national undertaking. The wheelmen of Santa Monica have sent a petition to the Town Trustees asking that they be allowed to ride on the sidewalk during the winter, when the streets are muddy. In case the petition is granted a new ordinance will be enacted, and it is suggested that it contain a provision whereby any wheelman who shall collide with a pedestrian, while rid ing on the pavement shall be liable to a fine of $5 unless the pedestrian maliciously obstructs his way. Chairman Aldace F. Walker of the Santa Fe railroad states that he is able to announce the completion of successful negotiations for the pur chase of the San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley railroad, which will give the Atchison its long-desired en trance into San Francisco. The stock of the Valley company has been de posited under an option contract, in an amount nearing complete control, and the transaction is now in shape for ratification by the Atchison stock holders at the approaching annual meeting. ALHAMBRA BOY AT MANILA. Graphic Letter Describing Conditions Prevailing at Manila. J. Koch, an Alhambra boy, who en listed in Company D, Fourteenth United States Infantry, writes the fol lowing characteristic letter from Ma nila to an old friend in Alhambra. Extracts are given verbatim: "Quartel de Malate, Outskirts of Manila, Sept. 11, 1898. Dear Chum: Well, I was afraid I couldn't get a chance to write to you by this boat, because I expected to be called out any minute, but I guess I'll get time now. That damned Aguinaldo is keeping us on the jump and yesterday we had to grab our guns and trot out to stop trouble. We sometimes have to sleep under arms and expect to be called out any night. But I like the excitement. I didn't get a chance at the Spaniards, but I'm pretty sure to blaze away at something or other by the way things look. You see, the in surgents want to get into the city and raise "Cain" and we are out here to keep all those who have weapons out. I have had plenty of marching and standing picket in the hot sun, till my clothes are wringing wet with perspi ration. Then for a change the thun der storms come and wet you through. Then you can sleep your "time off" in wet clothes, belt with 100 car tridges and your gun within reach, to get awakened suddenly when you are dreaming of home. But I like it a whole" lot. It makes a man ready to face anything, and it is not hard at all when you get used to it. I guess I'm pretty tough, though, for I'm growing fatter all the time and eat like a bear, while big, strong fellows don't stand it as well and wish they were somewhere else. It's always warm here and at this writing 8 p.m., I am perspiring frightfully. I wish you could have seen those ships of Dew ey's. They are now dynamiting two of the sunken Spanish ships to make room for others to pass. "The only news we get here from home is six weeks old, but there is a rumor that the United States and Spain are 'chewing the rag' about peace terms. Peace, or no peace, there will be a hot time here before long and lots of noise and fun. Don't you wish you were in it? Say, when you write, send me a paper, the boys here get some, but they go around slowly. There goes 'church call,' but I'm not going tonight. Our Lieutenant is strict at drill and if one of the men is slow he says: 'What are you celebrating back there? Attention!' Are my folks all well? Did the Seventh California and Steere's battery leave San Fran cisco yet? You ought to see how they bury soldiers here. It's a fine sight, and it's a pity the poor fellows who are 'planted' can't take it in. You can get cigars here for two centavos (one cent) that would bring ten cents in the United States. The cigarettes here are ten times finer than those at home ai'd you get twenty-fcjur for six cen tavos. We have free silver here and an American dollar is worth two Spanish pesas and a peseta is twenty centavos. You ought to see the gam bling that goes on here. Many of the soldiers play day and night and 1 have known one man to lose forty pesas in two hours. The money is chinking all over the place. "We are in the Spanish barracks (Quartel de Malate) and there are heles through the roof from Krag Jorgensen bullets. A shell burst in a closet and it looks like a lot of scrap iron drivep through the walls. "I wish I could tell you exactly what is going on here in military gov ernment. All I know is, something is brewing, for several times we were ordered to sleep with our togs on and our guns beside our heads, ready to fall in without any noise in half a minute's time. But the officers ne.er tell us what's up. "I know this is not a healthy coun try, but I have felt fine ever since I arrived. Tell the folks not to worry about me, as I am all right and pro pose to continue so. Perhaps I am tougher than the average. I am not attached to "I" any more, as I have joined my own company. Good bye. "J. KOCH. "Company D. Fourteenth United States Infantry, Philippine Islands." PACIFIC COAST NEWS Important Information Gathered Around the Coast. ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST. A Summary of Late Events That Are Boiled Down to Salt oar Busy Beaders. Three large fires have been raging in the vicinity of Monterey, threaten ing damage to fences and cattle feed. Big shipments from the treasury of five and one-cent pieces have been made to the Pacific coast in response to the mercantile demands. The survey of the mouth of the Yu kon river by Capt. Pratt of the Coast and Geodetic Survey has added 2500 square miles to Uncle Sam's domain. The Doric has reached San Fran cisco via Honolulu. She brought opi um valued at $270,0c0, on which the duty is $100,000. Among the passen gers were ten Spanish priests, 600 Chi nese and 503 Japanese. Oregon Short Line stock has taken a big jump skywards on account of the great increase in earnings of the road, and also on account of the change in stockholders and the improvements intended to be made in the immedi ate future. Imports of specie from Mexico at San Francisco during the first nine months of the year were $4,512,6S8, against $6,444,260 for the same time in 1897 and consisted of $3,438,825 in silver dollars, $441,034 in silver bull ion and $632,829 in gold bullion. James Flood of the firm of Flood & Co., San Francisco, dealers in orien tal goods, was placed in jail immedi ately on nis arrival on the Doric. The arrest was made in compliance with a cable dispatch at Kobe, Japanv charging Flood with fraud. No partic ulars are known. J. Franklin Brown, San Francisco, a hypnotist, died last week from blood poisoning. Some weeks ago he tried to hypnotize a cub lion, which bit him. He was afterward discharged from the hospital as cured, but a slight scratch brought back the trouble, which caused his death. Dr. Emma Merritt, who acted as guardian of her father, Adolph Sutro of San Francisco, from the time he was declared incompetent, has been granted $5045 for her services and her attorneys are allowed $3000. The property is now under the control of the executors mentioned in the will. William Barclay Parsons, represent ing the syndicate that is to build the new railroad from Hankow to Canton, is in San Francisco, and will sail on the China to make a trip over the route. Calvin S. Brice, the Central Trust Company, the Rockefellers, for mer Vice-President Morton and other eastern capitalists are interested. Charles Farnsworth of Massachu setts has returned to Tacoma from Kotzebue Sound. He recounts the horrors of the trip up and the finding of 800 prospectors camped in tents along the beach, with neither work nor gold in sight, little money and less food. He thinks the government or Red Cross Society should send a res cue steamer. The receipts of the Seattle assay of fice and the San Francisco mint of the clean-up of this season's output of Klondike gold are $8,000.000. Superin tendent Wing of the former said that his office has taken in' $4,400 .000 and the San Francisco mint, $3,600,000. Besides this, it is estimated that dust equaling $500,000 was sent to Phila delphia, Denver and Helena. The as say office has advices of a single con signment of $663,000 now en route. The arrival of the Roanoke at Se attle from St. Michael, practically closes the exodus of miners and gold from Alaska via the Lower Yukon, as there were but three other steamers in the harbor when the Roanoke sailed on October 8. These were to sail within a few days. Yukon steam ers have gone into winter quarters. The Roanoke brought about 350 pas sengers and $1.500,000, a million be longing to three corportions and the balance to individuals. The State Board of Health has ap pointed Dr. Ruggles, President of the Board, to visit the Hawaiian islands to learn the extent of the presence of leprosy and report measures to pre vent its introduction into California. Since the annexation of Hawaii, its inhabitants are free to come to these ports, and it is the intention of the Board of Health to prepare a report for submission to the next Legislat ure which will suggest safeguards against the spread of the disease to these shores. Major-General Merriam has re ceived the official report of Brigadier- General King, commanding at Hono lulu. It contains much interesting data, concerning the health and disci pline of troops and on account of the recent disturbance that occurred be tween the soldiers and citizens. The report completely exonerates Lieu tenant Merriam, son of General Mer riam, who was reported to have been under the influence of liquor and to have behaved in a manner unbecom ing an officer and gentleman. The treasury authorities have wired the supreintendent of the mint at San Francisco to receive silver bullion when tendered by any of the local banks. Full instructions are to follow by mail. The explanation of this may lie in the government's plan to do about all the silver coining necessary at San Francisco, because the Phila delphia mint is crowded with orders for gold coins, domestic and foreign. Advices reached the coast from Wash ington some weeks ago to the effect that the government was about to ship 10.000,000 ounces of silver bullion from Philadelphia to San Francisco by freight. Banks may see a way of turning over silver bullion to the mint in San Francisco, and get its equiva lent at Philadelphia for export to Eu rope, saving them silver and the gov ernment the cost and risk of ship ping. According to a report received from persons arriving at Port Townsend on the schooner Dirigo, smallpox has de veloped in the capital of the Klondike, three cases being reported Septembr 24. The arrivals from Dawson on the Dirigo came up the Yukon on the steamer Clara. For two days before I reaching the lakes the steamer cut its I way through thin ice. Two hundred and fifty mounted Canadian police j were met at Fort Selkirk on their way to Dawson, where they will be : stationed for the winter. The .Dirigo I brings news of the arrival at Juneau j of the steamer Excelsior with a large i crowd of Copper river prospectors. who report that about 400 men will winter at Klutina lake, while a few ! will remain at Valdez. Captain Aber- crombie is caring for twenty-five or thirty destitute men. Several "lives are reported to have been lost in the struggle to reach the coast from the interior. The last party to cross the glacier lost two, whose names have not been ascertained. FROM FOREIGN LANDS. A hail cvclone has swept over the Island of Malta, doing much damage. : Seme of the hailstones weighed a quarter of a pound. I The physicians attached to the ! French Legation at Peking have vis ited the Emperor of China for the purpose of making a medical exami nation. Reports of shipping disasters on the English coast continue to come in, the coast being strewn with wrecks. Up wards of thirty persons have been drowned. A Peking dispatch says it is thought in higher circles that the Emperor will be formally deposed NovemDor 23. and that Prince Jan, a boy of 13, will be nominated as successor. The report that the Empress Dow ager of China has married Li Hung Chang is preposterous. If it is true tt all it will be found that Li Hung Chang married the Empress Dowager. The announcement of. an Irish league meeting caused a collision be tween the people and police of Ballin robe, Ireland. About 20,000 people gathered, but the police prevented the speakers from entering the place. Frincess Kalulani is again reported to be engaged to be married. The cho sen joyal escort to be is Andrew Ac dams, who but a short time ago was a i mtmber of the staff of the Providence, j R. I.. Journal, and more recently of : the Hawaiian Star in Honolulu. j The Dowager Duchess of Sutherland ; has offered a reward of $20.000 for the I recovery of the jewels, said to be val ' ued at $150,000, which she lost on I board a train bound for Calais, while I on her way to London. The jewels j include a necklace valued at $22,000. The dedication of a monument at : Chaumont, France, to the French sol- diers who fell in the Franco-Prussian war gave opportunity for a demon : stration in favor of the army. The So cialist party met and denounced gov ' cmmental interference with the right ; to strike. I According to the latest mail advices from China, eight subordinate leaders ! of the Kwang Si rebellion have been j beheaded at Wu Chow. They were ! carried in baskets through the prin ! cipal streets as a warning spectacle. ! amidst the laughter and jeers of men, women and children. Investigation of the plot against Emperor William discloses a well ma- . t . , . . ... 1,111 T.-i TT 1 T " : luieu piui iu mu mug nuuiuei u ru teen Italians have been arrested. The original plan was to throw a bomb on the Emperor's carriage in a narrow street in Cairo: When the Egyptian trip was abandoned a plan was made to carry out the plot at Jerusalem. t GENERALNEWS ITEMS News ol the State, Nation and the World Also Interesting News Items of The War The guns saved from Cervera's fleet are said to be worth $300,000. A cash balance in bank exceeding $300,000 now stands to the credit of the Transmississippi exposition. The population of the United States oh October 1, 1898, was estimated at 74.925,000; circulation per capita was $24.24. It is stated that certain express companies have utterly ignored the stamp tax on money orders, and that the Treasury Department is investi gating the matter. There are twenty cases of smallpox at the village of McLean, .New York, and precautions have been taken to protect the students of Cornell Uni versity at Ithaca. The report that Admiral Dewey will leave Hong Kong on November 6 for the United States seems un founded, as the Navy Department knows nothing of such a move. Two directors of the Central Pa cific railroad will go east shortly to arrange for a blanket mortgage cov ering the bonded indebtedness of the road, amounting to nearly $118,000, 000. Indian Commissioner Jones has tel egraphed to Washington that all the Indians but one at Bear Camp will surrender and help in capturing the renegade. He believes the trouble is over. Admiral Schley was placed in com mand of the naval station at San Juan de Porto Rico, but will be re lieved by another officer, who will maintain a permanent station at this point. At the closing session of the Na tional Prison Congress at Indianapo lis, Rev. McClury of Joliet, 111., was elected president. W. E. Hale of San Quentin, Cal., was elected to the di rectory. Upwards of 20C0 coal miners on the Monongahela river have struck. The strikers are preparing for a long siege and are establishing camps near the mines to prevent non-union miners from working. General passenger agents of all the great American railway systems are attending the forty-third annual con vention of the American Association of General Passenger and Ticket Agents at Detroit. At the Episcopalian Council held in Washington, the House of Bishops, by a vote of 31 to 32, rejected propo sitions bearing on the re-marriage of divorced persons, and the present canons remain in force. The fight between railroad and tick et brokers has ben taken into the Chi cago courts. Seven railroads yester day petitioned for an injunction re straining the sale by brokers of Jubi lee excursion tickets. At a meeting of striking wire work ers at Cleveland last week, the strike was declared off and Superintendent Xye of the American Steel and Wire Company said tuat all strikers who cared to do so could go to work. The cruiser Infanta Maria Teresa, which formerly belonged to Spain, is expected to sail from Guantanamo bay for the United Slates this week. The vessel has been supplied with a crew by drafts upon the American warships. It was learned thai a strike of en gineers and conductors on the Mis souri, Kansas and Texas railroad, over the question of reinstating three discharged conductors, has been averted, the company agreeing to take back two of the men. Lieut.-Col. Rowan, who reached New York on the Orizaba, says he does not believe a single Cuban has been disarmed. Throughout the inte rior of the island he heard only grati tude for the part the Americans took in gaining their freedom. In addition to the weekly cargo of army stores and supplies sent to the United States troops in Santiago and . Porto Rico, there are on the trans port Berlin, which has sailed from New York for Santiago 500,000 rations for the starving Cubans. The coinage at all the mints for nine months ended Septembr 30, was $72,S71.S90, compared with $7S,100. 091 for the same time last year. The total for last year included $48,369. 6S0 in double eagles, or $10,000,000 more than was coined this year. A large number of horsemen were attracted to the auction sale at. Mor ris Park, New York, of the Noponset stud, Singerly stud and other stock. The great race horse and sire. Med dler, was knocked down to Sydney Paget, acting for William' C. Whitney, for $49,000. The five-year-old bay mare Annot Lyle, was sold to W. L. Powers for $15,000. .V-S."r7-'.t '