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Ctf (pa VOL. IV. IIOLBROOK, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1898. NUMBER 4 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ihe sole exception of the oil indus I try. are the asphaltum mines. The Al catraz Asphaltum company has prac j tically all the mines in this county. 1 They have a large force of men at Some Important Happenings In Carpintería. Rincón, near La Patera tbe South - i THAT MAY PLEASE OUR READERS An Assortment of Nwif Event That Occurred In oar Midt That Cannot Fall to Interest. Sisquoc and Alcatraz, near Gaviota. At Carpintería they are working a force of sixty men day and night. The daily output of the works at this place is over sixty tons. At present the ready sales are small, but the company has vast storehouses and Siorage tanks where the surplus prod uct is being stored. Reports from the Durham ranch, lo cated sixty miles north of Tucson, Ariz., are to the effect that snow to the depth of two feet has fallen. At Dudleyville a foot of snow fell, but melted almost immediately afterward. Miners and prospectors are in excel lent spirits over the snowfall, which will insure an abundance of water. The limit of time for making entries PACIFIC COAST MSe It is estimated that 100,000 head of ; sheep will be wintered in the Salt riv-I er valley, Arizona. A shooting and stabbing affair at Hedges mining camp, near Yuma, left one man dead ana two unaer arrest. f the comine Horse Show at Los An A new enterprise for Los Angeles is:geies has been extended toJanuary 3to an establishment for the manufacture j accommodate exhibitors in the East, of fire brick lining for stoves and fur- who could not make their entries pre naces. -vious to the 17th inst., the date first - The Lompoc Record prints the glad 'set. All the indications seem to point news that work is actually going on to a very successful opening of what on the coast railroad with a vigor that will no doubt become a feature of an promises an early closing. j nual occurrence in this city hereafter. The National Educators and their Some of the wine merchants of New : . . friends who visit Los Angeles next July will find that to see Southern California is in itself a liberal educa tion. Colonel Andrew J. Smith, governor of the Santa Monica Soldiers' Home, has tendered his resignation to thft National Board of Managers and it has been accepted. The statistics compiled by County Superintendent Riley of Los Angeles, show an increase of 65 per cent in the number of pupils in the Los Angeles county schools since 1891. Jerome, Ariz., reports three feet of snow. Crowned King thirty-one inch es, the Verde valley over two feet. Lynx creek nearly four feet, Cherry creek thirty inches and other places in proportion. Capt. J. H. McClintock, the brave Arizonian who was so Leverly wound ed before Santiago has the distinction of having been the last member of Col. Roosevelt's Rough Riders to be mus tered out of service. All danser of further friction be tween the United States and Great! Bricain over the construction .of the 1 Nicaragua canal will be shortly re moved by the abrogation of the Clay-tor.-Bulwer treaty. The recent snow storms in the mountains of Arizona proveí worse than at first thought. Thousands of sheep are snowed in with no possibil ity of getting them out, and the dead bodies of three men were found re cently. The outcome of the meeting of fruit growers held for the purpose of adopt ing n-easures to secure, if possible, lower transportation rates from the railroads, was apparently not very " satisfactory, and it looks as if the roads would continue to charge "all lbs traffic will bear." E. B. Stuart, the agent of the Santa Fe at San Diego, said that San Diego is much rejoiced over the new steamer which will commence running next month, and business is already being stimulated by the good prospects. He says indications are for a very large business for the new line. A plaster-of-paris factory located at Tucson, Ariz., has been running stead ily on gypsum delivered from the Cat alina mine at $4 per load. About 1000 pounds of plaster-of-paris are manu factured each day. The quality is said to be equal to if not better than the imported, and the cost is less. The selection of Los Angeles as the meeting place of the National Educa tional Association is a tribute, in large degree, to the size, number and ex cellence of the hotels and auditoriums of the city. Although the committee which visited the city was delighted with other features, it would have been impossible to favor the holding of the meeting here had these accom modations not been ample. The ostrich farm at South Pasadena receives much attention in the eastern press, as well as in foreign papers. In the Christmas issue of the New York Journal is a page of the ostrich farm, with illustrations, and in the Country Life, a high class English weekly, is an interesting illustrated article by Edwin Cawston, the proprietor of the farm. Ostrich raising promises be fore long to become one of the im portant specialties of Southern Cali fornia. The benefits of intelligence and dis criminative irrigation are not always confined to Southern California, as is evidenced by a man in the Turlock district of Stanislaus county, who rented 100 acres and planted the tract to sweet potatoes. In one single sea son he gathered an enormous crop from it, so big that he was enabled to pay off all his own bills and then pur chase twenty-seven acres near by with the residue of his profits. All of which goes to prove that you "can't keep a good man down." Probably the greatest natural re sources of Santa Barbara county, with der way. Senator Perkins be ts that not more than $140.000 will be required to complete the breakwa- j ter, and will strive to have the sum set aside for the work. Important Information Gathered j The Rosalia, which has arrived ; from Skaguay, reports the wreck of a Around the Coast. I sloop which left Wrangel two weeks I ago for Skaguay with a party -of ! twelve, bound for Atlin. The sloop nc PülirDIll IWTCDCOT iwas found bottom up by Indians, and Ur UtWLKfiL INIlKlúI. it is feared that all have been lost. j Fred Smith of Victoria, just out from I Atlin, brings news of two more rich Summary of Late Event That Arc I gold-bearing creeks discovered. The ! new finds have been christened Moose Boiled Down to Suit our Bu; i and Goose creeks. He had both hands Reader. ! frozen and nearly lost his life on the i way out. News is also brought of the ITEMS York are inclined to believe that the inpronca hv rhp FYpnrh pnvpmmpnt in . tariff rates on wines will not work i provement so injuriously to the American prod uct as has been reported. It is thought that higher duties would shut out the American article, or at least cause a material falling off in the shipment of California wines to that country. A representative of the California Wine Association in New York, speaking of the matter, said: "The increased tariff rates in France will not affect us very much. Most of the California wine ex ported to France is used for blending purposes. Not as much wine is shipped to France, and then back to the Unit ed States under a French label as is generally supposed. The wines import ed by the blenders probably comes under a special provision of the tariff, and if not. the blenders will have to pay higher duties. It won't affect the American producer. If the increased fluty had been levied by England or some ether country with which we do a larger trade than with France, there would then, perhaps, be some cause fov alarm." FIGURING ON EXTENSION. Railroads Looking Towards the cific Coast. Pa- The next annual meeting of the W. ! C. T. U. will occur at Seattle, October j 20 to 25, 1899. Governor Budd has appointed Ber nard D. Murphy of San Jose a3 Bank Commissioner to succeed Paris Kil burn. News has just been received of a slide on the Chilcoot Pass, in which six persons were killed. Five bodies have been recovered. , Prof. G. H. Wilkinson, oí Lompoc, Cal., h.i teen elected vice president of the Pacific Methodist iollege al .runtH lifsa. He will be thr- v.;: ual head of the college. In the case of the California Im- Company against G. D. Reynolds and wife the Superior Court of Alameda county decided in favor of the company. .Xbe Supreme Court has reversed the judgment. A local powder company has just received a contract' calling for 65.000 kegs of blasting powder, which will be used in the construction of a railroad in Oregon. This is the largest single order for blasting powder ever given in this country. Alameda county is suing the state for $104.316, alleged to Tie due for ser vices rendered by county officials in handling state taxes in the- past five five years. Other counties have- taken the same course, claims aggregating over $1,000,000 Sacramento will have the National Guard Cavalry Company that is to re place Troop B, which enlisted as artil lery and is now at Fort Canby. Stock ton, San Jose and Oakland wanted it. but were too slow. W. A. Desborough will probably be captain. The Pacific Mail Steamship Com pany has ordered two new steamers to ply between San Francisco and Yoko hama and Hong Kong, to be built at 1 the Newport News navy yard of C. P. wreck of the schooner Ohio of Vic toria. No lives were lost. The Santa Fe Railroad Company has completed negotiations for the pur chase of a water front property in San Francisco. The price, $387,750, will be paid and the deeds recorded shortly. The holdings to be trans ferred comprise the blocks bounded by Harrison, Bryant. Main and Spear streets, and part of the block on th soiitli side of Harrison street and Spear street facing the water fror.r. Improvements will be commenced on the pro;ertv in about three ffonths It is to be used in handling freir'..l that is to come via the Valley rad. The freight will be brought across tho bay from Point Richmond in en loaded on barges. The latest reports from Dawson City, the new mining camp in the Greenhorn mountains, near Canyon City, Colorado, indicate that the rich gold ore found on the Copper King claim by the Dawson brothers came from a small pocket. Experts are of the opinion that a copper mine may be opened on the claim, but do not ex pect that a gold bonanza will be found there. However, other discoveries of free gold in the neighborhood are re ported and the town is growing rap idly. The report that silvanite ore, rich in gold, had been found in the Colorado Springs water tunnel that is bfilng driven through Pike's Peak,, is denied by Delos Durfee, the city's en gine-er on the ground. MOUNTAIN OF WEALTH. A mountain of queer lookine ore found in Lane county, Oregon, sever al years ago, has turned out to be one of the biggest quicksilver mines in the united States. The surrounding coun try is farm land. Not long ago farm ers about there discovered the ore in question to be cinnabar, whence quick silver is derived. They bored three tunnels, all running through pure cin nabar ore. Recently they sold the mine for $4o,000 to Tacoma and Port Town send men, who will erect a smelter up on it. Richard Chilcoot, one of the own ers, has íust returned from New York where he found the unsold supply of quicksilver in the country amounts to only 5500 flasks of 76 pounds each. He says his mine will produce 800 flasks monthly. Shipments to New York in car lots will commence next month. Thirty-two men are now taking out cinnabar ore yielding 2 to 12 per cent of quicksilver. The Chicago Chronicle says there are- strong indications that the Chica go. Burlington and Quincy and the Chicago. Rock Island and Pacific roads are figuring on extending their lines to the Pacific coast. The absorption of the Hawaiian and. Philippine islands by this country, it 3 expected by the owners of these roads, will open an immense trans continental rail business both east and vc.-iwa',d. The recent deal by which :he Santa Fe will have its own line into San Francisco in the spring has awakoned the officers of the compet ing semi-transcontinental roads. An officer of one of the western roads, v. ho has just come from the coast and who takes a keen interest in railroad affairs out there, says: "I would not be surprised to wake up some morning and find the trans continental situation further compli cated by the announcement that the Burlington was to be extended to the Pacific ocean. The Burlington is a good deal nearer the coast than most people imagine, and I understand that this i oad has been surveying through Idaho all summer, one line through Nei i'-rce pass and another through Lola rass. I understand, also that two or three important lines that aro now Icing built in Western Idaho and Northeastern Oregon are intended eventually to form part of the pro- this connection is the fact that the Bur lington. Another point of interest in this connection is te fact that the Bur lington is a large holder of valuable terminal and dock properties at Gray's Harbor, which would be of great xalue to the company were It to enter 'he Oriental trade. Such an extension would also form a sort o short route from Tacoma to New Or leans." Don ver. Colorado, is now the west ern terminus of the Rock Island; and Billings, Mont., is the end of the Bur lington's tracks. It has been reported that the former company would soon purchased the Colorado Midland which would place its terminus 400 miles fur ther west. Billings. Mont., the end of the Burlington, is 1020 miles from Ta- CAPTURED SPANISH GUNS. Some Are Serviceable, but Will Prove of Much Value. Not There has been some speculation as to what disposition the Navy Depart ment will make of the modern gun captured from Spain during the recent war. It had been generally under- that the obsolete ordnance v would figure only as souvenirs fordis tribution by the government to states iiuuiiugiun. ii a T Lautu ( StOOd sengers. Reports from various sections or . and municipalities, but there was California indicate that business has quite a number of serviceable, modern started up all along the line as a re- guns, mostly naval guns, captured at suit of the recent rains. That new Santiago, Manila and elsewhere. courage has been given to the farmers j it is stated by the Department that is shown by the iact that they are 'these guns are not likely to form a spending their money more liberally, very valuable acquisition. They are and the effect of this greater liberality different from any guns in the Ameri is felt by all classes. lean navy, except those of the New Or- Jack Schmidt, a Skaguay hermit, j le,ans, a"d Alba?y- now being com hunter and prospector, has had a Rob- pleted abroad. Tbe 6-inch quick-firing inson Crusoe experience that seldom 'f.uns captured require special ammuni comes to man in real life. Nineteen on so that unless in case of accident long days he managed to exist on , lu l"V, , , uel wuu,u Rocky Chilcat Island, where he had sma11 11'hood of getting any of th h v,Q ,.,m i captured ordnance in service. that so nearly destroyed the steamer i There is on hand quite a supply of Utopia. A few birds and a land otter 1 arcmnnition 'or this particular kind were his only provisions. j f armament, but this would have to o t . I be increased if the guns are made use arrived at San Francisco. The San l Juan brought news that the Pacific Steam Navigation Company have per fected their arrangements for the maintenance of a line of steamers be tween ports of touth and Central America and Europe. An effort is being made to close a traffic agree- . v. . v. . , - v. i l : i.. un-ui uriu iur ..imu.j, uuc '" Secretary Long will soon issue adver question and the Panama Railroad ,,; , f, OPEN COMPETITION. Bids to Be Invited for Raising the Maine and Cristobal Colon. A special from Washington says HIÑES AND MINING. Company. The ranks of the Celestials in Cali fornia are being depleted owing to the desire of the sons of Confucius to cel ebrate the coming year in their native land. The Chinese bureau has in the past few days issued over 700 "Chok Chees." or certificates for Chinese who will sail this week for Hong Kong on tisements calling for proposals for raising the Maine and the Cristobal Colon, in accordance with the deci sion of the board of construction, to which the matter has been referred. The board has under consideration several propositions from engineers and wrecking companies, presenting feasible schemes for raising the ves sels and delivering them to the New the steamer City of Peking and Gae-York or the Norfolk navy yards, with- lic. It is estimated that over 10.000: out involving the government in any Chinese from America will celebrate expense, unless their efforts were suc- the twenty-fifth year of Kwong Sui the Flowery Land. H. M. S. Imperieuse has reported to the local agent of the Department of Marine and Fisheries that Maple Spit cessful. It was, however, impossible to make any selection from the proposals, and in "view of the fact that so many con tractors of apparent trustworthiness beacon on B.y;. Sound ha. Veen were willing to put their confidence to wrDt awav bv recent torms The tne test ln attempting to raise the ves- nZhaVSeduponthe sup! sels and running he r sk o fa .lure pression of smuggling along the coast. mcbhe í'.ííí, rave aJ f open A number of protective stations will t would be Bable to have an open x i-nmnptihnn and award tne orK 10 ta osrah icnpn rnrcA in inland naiers. ' ... and three along the west coast. Offl- coma, or a little further than Ogden is ' cerB wm haye pQwer to selze any ves. from San Francisco. While President Purdy of the Rock Island denies the report that his company is figuring on buying the Midland, nothing definite can be learned regarding the Burling ton's intentions. The Bowers Bank of Savings, New York, which recently reduced its in terest rate from 4 to 3 per cent is the largest institution of the kind in that city. Its deposits amount to $64,-500,000. sel found smuggling or otherwise breaking the customs laws. Engineers of the War Department have recommended that $70,000 be ap propriated for work upon the break water at Port Harford, and the busi ness men of San Luis Obispo have taken up the fight for the project They fear that if the work is allowed to lag for one year it will take more effort to have the work pushed again than it will to keep it up now that it the bidder who would be willing to ac cept the most .reasonable suggestion by the board. Bidders will be informed that they must furnish to the Navy Department satisfactory bonds in such amount that the government will be fully protected against loss through incompetency or carelessness. The only man in the public eye who has not been heard from since Spain accepted the peace terms offered by the United States, is Gen. Weylsr. He has pronably gone off into the cork forests of Estramadura, to dissemble. The analysis and assay by E. E. Burlingame & Co., of Denver, on samples of vein float ore from claim No. 2 of the recently discovered Pearce sulphur mines, near Coyote Wells, San Diego county, shows a gold value of about $6 per ton, iron 26.45 per cent and sulphur 30.89 per cent. This is about 600 feet away from the Brimstone Glory hole, that is on claim No. 2. A second strike has been made at the Gavilán mine. A tone of the lowest levels the men broke into a streak of ore, and brought out a chunk of it. The lump is worth $5000 at least, as estimated by the miners. Great excite ment prevails over the strike, as it proves conclusively that depth must be reached before valuable rock can be obtained. The Gavilán is owned by a British syndicate, and lies five and a half miles west of Perris. A special to the Dispatch from Mas- sillon, Ohio, says: M. D. Ratchford. before leaving here for the miners' headquarters at Indianapolis, said re garding the Jones anti-screen mine law: "At our next convention we are going to make a stand for the run of mine system for all the states repre sented. We are ready to make con cessions to secure this change, and we feel certain that the operators are anxious for it, particularly if it is made a national affair. The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash., reports the discovery of a large bed of sodium sulphate, about two miles from the Okanogan river, Wash ington. The discovery was made by a miner named W. A. Ford, who de scribes it as being the bed of a former lake, and that there is an immense body of the stuff in sight. An offer has been made to work the property on royalty and the belief is expressed than an arrangement to that end will be made. A large copper deposit, carrying a quantity of silver, has been denounced recently near Zimapan, Hidalgo. The ore carries considerable zinc, for which reason it has been entirely neg lected heretofore, but all experts who have examined the property agree that with the new method of treating ores a great profit can be realized, and there is every probability that smel ters will be erected on a large scale for the exploitation of the deposit, which is said to be well nigh inex haustible. W. A. Towle of San Jose and asso ciates, who have been prospecting in Alaska the past summer, claim that they have struck great wealth at a point below the rapids on Kelly river, about seventy miles from Resurrection bav. They claim that they took out $250 in a short ie, the pay ranging from $1 to $6 to the pan from dirt surface. They say the section is ac cessible and much warmer climate than Dawson. Claims were located and companies have been formed to work them in the spring. The loca tion is on the American side. Reports from the northern part of California are that the weather con tinues unfavorable for mining. Rains have fallen in many counties, but not to any extent in those counties in which mining is mostly carried on. A good deal of snow is reported to have fallen in the mountains, which helps to insure water for the coming sea son, but it does not help immediate requirements. The opinion generally expressed is that there must be more rain in the northern counties or min ing operations cannot be permanently resumed. While no rain to amount to anything, has yet fallen this season in Southern California, mining inter ests are not suffering, for, with the ex ception of a few small camps, enough water is being developed from springs and other sources to keep quartz mills running. Arizona has an abundant supply of water for all mining pur poses, with, in sections, a heavy fall of snow in the mountains and higher ranges, insuring an abundance of wa ter throughout the coming summer season.