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VOL. IV. IIOLBROOK, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1899. NUMBER 22 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Some Important Happenings in the South THAT MAY PLEASE OUR READERS An Assortment of Sewsy Event That Occurred In our Midst that Cannot Fail to Interest. n -i 1 '' o mí fit mm The work on San Pedro harbor has been most auspiciously begun. May it be as successfully carried on and con cluded. After a brief respite, following the municipal election, the war of the water companies has been resumed at San Diego. It will now seem more homelike to the residents. The fact that a lot in Covina sold the other day for the highest price ever paid for Covina property is a pretty good indication that that town is forging ahead. L. A. Times. The sentencing of a Santa Barbara cattle thisf to twenty-three years in the pen at San Quentin is evidence that the old-time California sentiment toward stock thieves has not entirely disappeared. Five hundred San Diegans were sea sick during an excursion taken to the Coronado islands on Sunday. People as familiar with water agitation as are the San Diegans ought not to succumb to mal de mer. The editor of the Antelope Valley Gazette has an artesian well which flows water strongly impregnated with sulphur. He has evidently struck the place to which non-paying subscribers are sent. L. A. Record. Hueneme, too, is getting into the line of progress. It ñas formed an improve ment club and proposes to improve its bath-houses and have a good camp- ground on the beach. Let the proces sion proceed. L. A. Express. Subscriptions to the amount of $15, 000 secured in a few minutes last Sun day morning for the purpose of build ing a new church at Redlands is evi dence that the religion of the Redland- ers extends to their pocketbooks. The idea or having a bathroom in a school house, as proposed in the case of the Amelia street school at Los Angeles may be somewhat unique, but it is not a bad one. Why shouldn't pu pils be taught cleanliness, which is next to godliness? San Diego, having become tired of waiting for the government to dredge a channel into the harbor there, has set Capt. Polhamus at work on the job, . and he will probably soon have it done There is promise of divine help for those who help themselves. No other feature of the Jubilee pa i ra.de was quite so interesting to tour- ists or newcomers on this coast as the part taken by the Chinese. The great dragon, the splendid banners and the weird music all contributed to make this feature one of rare interest. Some of the oil men in Santa Bar bara are like some of the oil men in Los Angeles. They do business on the public-be-d d policy. In spite of all the protests of the chamber of com merce and citizens generally, wells are to be bored on the beach just above the city limits. Already $ó,000 has been received at Ontario for oranges, and it is thought that the total receipts for the month will mount to at least $50,000, a much larger amount than ever before re reived during a single month. And this is why the Ontarians smile. Los Angeles Times. The man who goes through such crowds as have been in Los Angeles and in San Pedro during the past week with a large amount of money on his person where it is possible for a thief to get it needs to explain the reason why he did so if he expects to get much sympathy after his pocket has been picked. Because their licenses have been raised, the saloon men at Santa Mon ica threaten to refuse to contribute to the expense of the Sunday band con certs in that place. As its choice be tween having no Sunday concerts and have a surplus of cheap saloons the citizens will probably decide to sing or whistle a few tunes for themselves. The Police Commission of Los An geles has trodden under foot its own rules in order to convert restaurants into saloons, the City Council having decided to license slot machines and the Legislature having authorized prize-fighting, Los Angeles is prepared to welcome the toper, the gambler and the slugger on equal terms provided all register their names at their lodg ing houses. Mongolian Pheasants Many of our local sportsmen are anxious to have our county stocked with Mongolian pheasants. We all would like to see them successfully introduced, but do not think this region suited to their peculiar habits. Oregon is specially adapted to them, and they thrive great ly. Its humid climate suits them; our long dry spell would not. Our specialty is the quail, which thrive in a dry arid land, but cannot and does not thrive in Oregon. It would be far better to colonize the prairie chicken, which can stand both a damp and dry climate. On the 19th inst., the loss of a pock- etbook containing quite a sum of money was advertised in the Times. This pocketbook belonged to a young lady from Connecticut and in it was her card with her Connecticut address. The pocketbook was lost on the beach at Santa Monica. Several persons must have passed it by, but the one who found it was J. C. Mclnerny of Redlands, and from the name and ad dress on the card he correctly inferred that the owner was a member of the family of a prominent merchant in Connecticut with whom he served his apprenticeship when a boy. It is need- lees to say no reward was accepted. The patentees of the "club" device think they have a scheme which will evade the prohibitory ordinances of no-saloon towns, and permit beer and liquor to be dealt out in spite of them. We shall now see whether theirschems will hold water, as a test case has been very promptly brought in Pasadena. The sentiment against this sort of thing is so strong in that city, that if the present ordinance does not carry guns enough to "down the enemy," an other will probably be rigged with sufficient batteries. The climate of Pasadena is deadly to saloon enter prises, the officials are full of fight. and the beer-cooler might as well call it a freeze-out. r PACIFIC COAST NEWS Important Information Gathered Around the Coast. DEAD OR ALIVE. Sheriff Hammel Offers a Reward for H. S. Starr. $100 Reward For information that will lead to the discovery of H. S. Starr, foreman of Oak . Knoll Ranch, Pasadena, Cal.: who disappeared from said ranch on the evening of April 24, 1899. He is described as follows: Na tive of Germany; age, 29 years; height 5 feet, 8 and one-half inches; weight about 100 pounds; hair, dark brown, ligth brown mustache; eyes dark gray: complexion, dark; large black mole on left shoulder blade; little finger on left hand crooked; scar at base of same finger; small lump on back of one of his hands; when spoken to- is very de liberate in replying; of a rather retir ing disposition; when last seen wore black sateen negligee shirt, dark gray sack coat, dark striped trousers; No. 7 pointed toe shoe, well worn; brown fedora hat. Above reward will be paid for any information that will lead to the discovery of his whereabouts, either dead or alive. Wire all inform ation to W. A. HAMMEL, Sheriff of Los Angeles County. Dated April 27th, 1899. The mystery of the disappearance of H. S. Starr from the Oak Knoll ranch, is deeper, darker and more impenetra ble than ever. The further the case is delved into, the further from solution does the problem become. "Never in all my experience have I come in contact with a case so deeply mysterious," said Sheriff Hammel this morning. "I am at a loss to even imag ine what could have become of the man; and if he has been murdered or abducted, I cannot see whatcould have been the motive for the deed." One theory after another has been taken up, turned over and abandoned. From the trail of tie wheels and the marks of the struggle, it was thought that the young rancher had been kid napped, seemingly without reason. ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST A Summary of Late Events That Are Boiled Down to Suit our Busy Readers. growing mystery of Oak Knoll ranch in Pasadena is that Starr's family is most grievously afflicted. The sus pense of a situation like theirs is hard er to bear than almost anything else. When one critically considers the two mooted theories of murder and volun tary disappearance, there is only one thing more difficult to accent than either and that is the other. BANKER HELLMAN'S DAUGHTER WEDDED TO MR. E. S. HELLER. fllNES AND MININO. One of the Most Brilliant Events the Season in San Francisco Society Circles. of SEVENTH WANTS TO GO TO THE FRONT AGAIN- A part of the old Seventh regiment is ready to go to the front again. In case the President calls for 35,000 volunteers, as it has been rumored that he intends, an attempt will be made to raise a battalion of four companies from Southern California. It is the general opinion among the officers of the guard that the propor tion to be raised from California will be about two battalions or possibly a full regiment of three battalions. If a regiment should be raised, friends of Lieutenant-Colonel Schrei ber are anxious that he be given com. mand. As Schreiber is more than willing to make another try at getting into active service, he would probably not decline. Dragged Her to Jail Mme. Marie Burroughs, alias Marie Cicotte Wilson, who, with her mother, has defied all the Toledo, Ohio, authorities, and who, Saturday, brought suit aggregating $850,000 against officials of Toledo and Fremont, was arrested amid scenes sensational. The constable ascer tained where she was stopping, but was refused admittance. He swore in several newspaper men as deputies, and smashed in the door with an ax. The Burroughs woman was in bed and refused to budge. Blankets were wrapped around her and she was dragged off to jail, meanwhile uttering terrible imprecations. Beef cattle are being shipped from Arizona to Texas. This is like sending coal to Pennsylvania. Highbinders Three more Chinamen were added to the list of Mongolians now in the Fresno county jail, as a result of the highbinder shooting last week. Santa Cruz A jury in the superior court awarded Julia Kippen $800 dam ages against L. Ollasson, whose dog tut her. The plaintiff sought to recov er $10,000. Dog Show Santa Barbara, is plan ning to hold a dog show during the last week in May. Invitations will be sent out asking all the Southern California counties to participate. The San Francisco newspapers state that "Police Commissioner Gunst wants to leave the state for six months." Let us be thankful that he doesn't want to take it with him. Thé Southern Pacific has been pur suing us usual methods at Santa Ana, appropriating the streets first and ask ing for permission to use them after ward if it shall think it worth while, The federal government has learned where it can get the best lot of seeds for its money, as is shown by the award of contract for twenty-two car loads at a coat of $64,900 to a Califor nia seedsman. Colonel Melick of the Pasadena News remarks: "We take from 100 to "i00 microbes into our system with each jreath." Colonel Melick ought to take something killing for that breath, if he docs live in Pasadena. San Luis Obispo has voted for bond ing to the amount of $116,000 for the purpose of acquiring a water and sew er system to be under municipal con trol. Evidently that town is going to keep abreast of the procession. Electrical Storm Pasadena was vis ited by an electrical storm, during which balls of fire played about the telephone and electric lighting wires. The novel display was followed by a sharp fall of rain, which lasted but a few minutes. Several of the Southern California newspapers are printing timely sug gestions looking to the cleaning up and a general beautifying of their respect ive cities. Cannot the Petaluma Wom en's association be duplicated a few times in this section? San Francisco Cornelius McCarty, an old man who lived at No. 606 Minna street, died in the receiving hospital from injuries received by being thrown out of 'a saloon at No. 1161 Market street, Wednesday night. The policeare looking for his assailants. Death is a serious thing to joke about, but (a Visalia man is not likely soon to hear the last of the fact that a man who ate his last meal at his res taurant choked to death on a piece of meat Visalia restaurant ham seems to be more suddenly fatal than even army beef. The recent developments in the placer mining regions of Lower Cali fornia indicate a Klondike rush in that direction soon. Neverthless, the wise prospector will operate in California, where there is doubtless just as much mineral and where he will not freeze or starve to death, nor melt with fer vent heat. Los Angeles Rate The Executive Committee of the trunk-line passenger agents held a meeting at New York, at which it was decided to charge one fare, plus $2, to the National Teachers' meeting at Los Angeles from July 11 to 14. This will also allow stop-over privileges. A one-fare rate was also al lowed to the Peace Jubilee at Washing ton from May 23 to May 25. San Francisco The Call says that an order has been issued by the South ern Pacific company, to go into effect June 1 forbidding the sale of liquors in restaurants connected with depots, when such restaurants are rented from the railroad company. As nearly every restaurant on the western divi sion is rented from the company, the order has a very wide scope. Now that the strawberry season is here It is a good time to remark the fact that a good many of the boxes In which this fruit is sold are utterly un fit for use. Many of them are old box es which were used last year, and, per haps, the rear before, and have held decayed fruit, rendering them not only filthy, but actually dangerous on ac count of the deadly germ they con tain. The only thing that seems to be well established in connection with the Under a golden Sabbath lamp in the home of one of the most successful financiers the Pacific coast has pro duced, the daughter of Isaías W. Hell- man last night became the wife of Emanuel S. Heller, and so two widely known families were united, says the San Francisco Examiner of Thursday. By her beauty and her accomplish ments, as much as by the brilliant set ting which her father's exceptional standing in the financial world gave her, the bride has been a leader in youthful society circles and a favorite everywhere. The groom is a lawyer of standing, the son of a man whose name during his life time was synon ymous with commercial honor, and who left to him ample means. FROM FOREIGN LANDS. A French astronomer announces that the sun will not lose its heat for 6,000,000 years. Goodness, but it is go ing to be a long summer. Russia in Korea Advices at "Van couver from Korea are to the effect that Russia, is making tremendous in roads there, looking to final absorp tion. Anarchy at Bluefields Advices re ceived 'at New Orleans from Bluefields, Nicaragua, by the steamer Jari, state that pandemonium reigned in that city on the night of April 18. The arrival of the Detroit was anxiously awaited. A letter has been received at Chris tiana from Captain Borchgrevink, in command of the expedition making an exploration of the Antarctic continent, daed from Cape Adair, Victorialand, February 28, in which he says: "I have now landed on the great Antarctic continent with my staff, instruments and 75 dogs. Paris The advocates and oppo nents of Dreyfus revision held rival meetings in Paris 'and fights occurred afterward in the streets. Several per sons were injured. It is rumored that a daughter of one of the members of the cabinet, desiring to put an end to the scandal, gave the Figaro, gratis, the reports of the evidence before the Court of Cassation. Washington The presence of Arch bishop Ireland in Europe at this time led to the efforts among leading mem bers of the Diplomatic Corps here to have the eminent American divine preside at some notable church occa sion. As a result it is learned that the archbishop will deliver the principal discourse at the Joan of arc celebration May 8, 'at the old French town of Or leans, which gave the name of the Maid of Orleans to the girl saint and soldier. The exercises will ha"re both a religious and national character, bringing pilgrimages from all parts of Europe and having the special benedic tion of the Pope. GREAT COPPER BELT. Immense Ore Body Found at Mount Ranier's Base. Tacoma, Wash. For two years Chester Thorpe, president of the Na tional Bank of Commerce, has had miners exploring the great copper belt lying about the base of Mount Ranier, sixty miles from Tacoma. Several good copper prospects have been re cently developed. A sensation has been caused in min ing circles by the announcement that an immense ore body, similar in char acter to that in the Anaconda and Butte coper mines, has been found in Thome's Clipper and adjacent pros pects. For several weeks $75 ore has been coming out of the Clipper tunnel. which has now increased in value to $186 per ton. Veins so far developed in clude a five-foot vein on the Clipper property, a fourteen-foot vein on the Apex, and six-foot veins on four oth er adjoining claims. A dozen men have been sent in to push the development, and a larger force will be employed as soon as the snow disappears. Superintendent Welkins says that over fifty parallel veins of this ore have been found in this district, all of them containing chalco-pyrite ore mixed with a large amount of native silver. One vein runs ninety pounds of copper and 293 ounces of silver per ton, while another assays 125 pounds of copper and 127 ounces of silver. Banker Thorne's properties are lo cated six miles from the Fairfax branch of the Northern Pacific. The ore can be shipped to the Tacoma smel ter at a total cost of production of $30 per ton, leaving a profit of $150, in suring a large fortune for their owner.- DISCOVERY IN ALAMEDA COUNTY. The Oakland Enquirer prints the following: "It is again rumored that a gold-bearing quartz ledge, the ore from which assays as high as $35 a ton, has been struck in a tunnel in the hills near where the Thorn road cross es the boundary line between Alameda and Contra Costa county. One version of the interesting, if true, story, is that men who were tunneling in search of water into the hill on Otis L. Coffin's 228-acre ranch, formerly the property Qf the widow of Á. Korler, struck the quartz ledge. They had the rock assayed and ascertaining that it contained gold in paying quantity, kept the fact secret until a purchase of the site of the mine could be effected." AN ANGRY MINISTER. Refers to the Prince of Wales as a "Certain Card-Playing Prince." London The three hundredth anni versary of the birthday of Oliver Cromwell has furnished the occasion for biographies, appreciative articles, portraits in all the papers and celebra tions in various parts of the country in honor of the Lord protector of the Brit ish commonwealth. Dr. Joseph Parker, minister of the City Temple, this city, took the sub ject as the theme for his sermon and delivered an extraordinary oration to a large congregation. In the course of his remarks he attacked the Prince of Wales as "A certain card-playing Prince." After eulogizing Cromwell. Mr. Parker said: "We look to a prince for noble deeds and high example. When I see my prince and my premier on a race course, I don't like it." These remarks were cheered by the audience, and Dr. Parker proceeded to make a rabid attack on the Sultan of Turkey, during which he said: "Em peror William may call him his friend, but in the name of God. the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, I say G d the Sultan." THE DAIRY. A meeting of the Salt River Valley Milk and Dairy Association was re cently held at Phoenix, Ariz. The asso ciation has been in correspondence with a number of creamery people in the East, and is said to have received flattering offers, one of which will be accepted. There is said to be a good opening for a first-class creamery in the Salt River valley. THE UNITED VERDE OUTPUT. Arizona papers are printing figures as to the probable output of the United Verde copper mines of Arizona, of which Senator-elect W. J. Clark is the principal owner. It is said that the present daily output is over one hun dred tons of copper bullion a day, mak ing 6,000,000 pounds as the monthly output. At the present price of copper, 18 cents a pound, the gross value of a month's yield i3 $1.0S0,000 equal at a like monthly average to $12,960,000. As the ore carries carries large values in gold and silver, it is estimated that the yearly output of the United Verde mines is not less than $18,000,000. GOLD AND BLACK SAND. An Indianapolis company has, says the San Francisco Chronicle, acquired possession of some placer ground ad jacent to Yale, B. C, which is said to be rich in gold and black sand. The association of the precious metal with the black sand has hitherto, interfered with the thorough efficiency of sluic ing. The new company intends treating the material with compressed air", win nowing the dross and saving the gold and black sand, which is to be sub sequently melted. The black sand Is said to assay $18 per ton platinum and $16 per ton silver. The 'San Andreas Citizen says that a big strike has been made at the San ta Ana mine, uncovering a large body of very rich ore. The company has spent over $200,000. and this is- the first rock taken from the mine. Winchester Recorder: J Norton has bought of W. P. Rice all his interest in the Lettle and Anaconda mines, which are located south of Winchester. Recent assays show the ore, which is free milling, to be very rich. Work on the mines is being pushed vigorously. The old Hathaway mine in the Ophir district. Placer county. Cal., which William C. Ralston years ago ran to a financial disadvantage, has a twenty stamp mill, now crushing a dally aver age of twenty tons of $8 quartz. The shaft is down 630 feet, and work has been done at the 50, 200 and 600-foot levels. Los Angeles Mining Review: The Johannesburg mill is running five stamps steadily on ore from the Butte dump, and the other five are kept busy at present on ore from beyond Garden Station. This latter is rather base and the tailings will be cyanided after leaving the mill. The cyanide plant is working very successfully and has just made its first big clean-up. C'.'.'