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mm, VOL. IV HOLBROOK, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, JUXE 17, 1899. NUMBER 28 ' V o I SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Some Important Happenings in the South THAT MAY PLEASE OUR READERS &a Assortment of Newsy Events That Occurred In our Midst that Cannot Fall to Interest The cannery at Anaheim will open for the season this week. Potato vines near Anaheim are dy ing from some unknown disease. J. R. L. Henderson of Redlands has been convicted of conducting a "blind pig." E. J. Baldwin has engaged thirty Chinamen for work on his Santa Anita ranch. William H. Alfard was acquitted in Los Angeles of the charge of murder ing Jay E. Hunter. The Bank of Oxnard, with a capital of $50,000 is being organized. H. An lauf 'is the prime mover. The supervisors of Orange county have decided to advertise for bids for a new $100,000 court house. It is reported that the families of a number of Pasadenans stranded in the Klondike region are in destitute cir cumstances. Benedict Bergman has been held to answer at Coronado for the attempted murder -of Elizabeth Breckley on the night of May 26. Santa Ana will run an excursion to and from L03 Angeles for the benefit of the teachers of the N. E. A. on or about July 17th. San Francisco is preparing for a big celebration of the Fourth of July. What Los Angeles is going to do about it re mains to be seen. Charles Reynolds, alias W. Johnson, has been arrested at Santa Maria, charged with having counterfeit coin in his possession. Sam Black, the San Diego constable recently convicted of killing John Pat terson, has been taken to San Quentin to serve his seven-year sentence. The Pomona Fruit Exchange has sent out a $12,500 dividend. The total product by the exchange for navels alone this season has been $65,000. Santa Paula is getting a wide repu tation for the tools made there. A car load of implements, for boring wells for water has just been shipped to Honolulu, and two more carloads are to follow to the same point. - The hearty and generous preparation 1 for celebrating the Fourth of July in all the larger towns of Southern Cali fornia shows, liot only the high level of patriotism in the people, but is a gratifying exhibit of financial ability, most refreshing in a iry year. The San Bernadino Sun notes seven arrests in that city on one night up to 2 a. m., with a prospect then of several more. This is on of the coincidences following the practical removal of all restraints from the saloons and per mitting liquor to be sold every day and night in the week. Visalia has reorganized an effective board of trade. This places Visalia in the procession. It will be a huge stride oward better times when the growing towns of California organize local brains and effort for the common weal, and relegate the corner grocery oracle to merited ostracism Rattlesnakes are reported to be ex ceptionally numerous in Ventura coun ty this year, three having been killed within the city limits of Ventura. The unusual number of the reptiles is at tributed to the drought The rattle snake crop thrives better without irri gation than without it. The season is upon us for sea ser pents, gold-bearing sea sand, and huge fish yarns generally. In view of the coming of the National Educational Association the local cheerful liars will do well to prime their memories, nor let the effete east distance us in this inalienable right of all maritime com munities. It is evident that Terminal Island is going to make a bigger bid for popular favor as a resort this summer than ev er before. Incidentally, it may be not ed that fish stories have begun to em anate from there, and while they are not yet up to the Catalina and Santa Monica standard, they will doubtless grow as the season advances. The Board of Education of San Ber nardino has voted to attend the Na tional Educational Association meet ings in a body, and not to delegate such important duty to representatives. This evens ud much of the erratic statesmanship of that wind-swept bal iwick. It is an act eminently worthy of being copied by other boards. The pigeon-toe gait so common to Redlands people that is to say, to the men caused by trying to walk in the sun-baked and wind-swept roads, will soon disappear and patent-leather shoes be at a premium. The reason for this multitudinous happiness is found in the fact that the city Is using oil on the roads and water on the ranches. It is apparent that the coast resorts will enter into a more lively competi tion for patronage this season than ever before. Redondo, which has here tofore relied largely on its regular and permanent attractions, has organized an Attraction Club, engaged a good band, and will provide a course of amusements for the entertainment of guests. A citizen complains bitterly in a let ter because cows are permitted to be "staked out" on vacant lots, only to break loose in the night and destroy neighboring lawns. This nuisance ought to be stopped. Let those who want to live in a city and keep cows go to San Diego or Chicago, where there is plenty of pasture within the city limits. A United States patent has been placed on record, granting to the Southern Pacific Company sections 13 and 29 and the east half of the north west quarter of"settion 19, township 3 south, range 1 east; and sections 19 and 33 of township 3 south, range 2 east, together with land in San Ber nardino county, comprising in all 3889.69 acres. tne strucK the marshal with a pickax and her hired man drew a gun on him." This is not the plot of a sleuth story of the Texas frontier; no, it is the chronicle of a simple truth, which occurred in sainted Santa Bar bara only last week. Now, where are Horace Ainsley Vachell and Beatrice Harraden? Just think of it! "The Bloody Pickax, or Mrs. Broome's Rusty Revenge." Here is another evidence that crops can be raised in California even with out irrigation. The Santa Paula Chron icle says: "Last week Mrs. E. E. Moore brought to the Chronicle office a large bunch of oats from their ranch east of Santa Paula. The straw or stalks were over six feet high and the heads were well filled. The grain was raised on unirrigated land. In a wet year that ranch should be a good place to cut timber and start a sawmill." The City Council of Santa Barbara has adopted an ordinance prohibiting Chinamen from sprinkling clothes with their mouths, and imposing a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $500 for violation of this law. It is a rather singular circumstance that the patrons of laundries in this city do not seem to object to having the Chi namen expectorate on their towels, napkins, etc. - At least the practice goes on without any apparent attempt to prevent it. San Diego is stridently vociferous for a garbage ship, with which to dump her refuse in the deep, blue sea. The southern habit of perennial grief is cited to the experience of Boston and New York, where miles of summer-inhabited sea beach and hundreds of thousands of dollars of progressive funds were rendered useless, and even dangerous to public health, by the vile flotsam and jetsam from the dumping scows. But,, however, it would be a capital method for depopulating the spook camp on Point Loma, and that ha3 its merits. Says the Oakland Tribune: "The An gelenos. having gathered in the sub urbs of Garvanza and University, are now turning hungry eyes upon Pasa dena. They might as well look in some other direction, though, for the Prohibitionist residents of their east side neighbor are determined to keep them at arms' length unless they do so they know that the oft-threatened invasion of the saloons could no long er be averted." The Tribune doesn't understand the situation. Los Angeles is so nearly a prohibition town that even that good Methodist and prohibi tion precinct University, was anxious to be annexed, principally for the pur pose of getting protection against in temperance and immorality. See? THE ARMY WANTS MORE SOL DIERS. The following telegraph orders have been received by Lieutenant O. E. Hunt, U. S. A., in charge of the re cruiting station in room 219, Bullard block, in Los Angeles: "Washington, D. C, June 6. "Recruiting Officer, Bullard Block, North Spring Street, Los Angeles: Acting Secretary of War directs that you make urgent efforts to secure as many suitable white recruits as pos sible for infantry, cavalry and artil lery, light and heavy, in Philippines. Men should be carefully selected and upon enlistment sent to Presidio, San Francisco. Telegraph this office promptly number each arm thus en listed by you to Saturday noon, 10th inst., and continue such enlistments until further orders. (Signed.) "WARD, Asst. Adjt-Gen." 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 Readers. SAN FRANCISCO Two cases of smallpox were discovered here.the vic tims being a patient at a private hos pital and his nurse. They have been quarantined. The advent of the new proprietor ship of the Phoenix Herald is signal ized by improvements in the English language. "Tbe Rough Riders," it remarks, "will reune in Las Vegas. June 24." (Hear, hear!) STOCKTON The golden wedding celebration of Judge Joseph H. Budd and wife, parents of ex-Governor Budd and Regent John E. Budd of the State University, was the most elaborate so ciety affair of many years in Stockton. Grand Forks. Wash., was infested with gamblers, confidence men, thugs and others of that ilk, and the city authorities gave them twenty-four hours to leave town, recently, or be placed in the chain gang. They left town in time. After an exciting chase covernig a week and extending from Nutt to En- gle. New Mexico, Deputy Sheriffs Hall and Williams ran to earth two notori ous Mexican desperadoes, who have committed most all the depredations in the criminal calendar throughout that territory. SACRAMENTO Thieves entered the Cathedral here and robbed the poor boxes. These were of iron and riveted to the walls but were nriert oft anñ broken. They had been enmtied onlv a few days before, and contained only a small sum. me burglars also made an attempt to break open the Taberna- cíe, out were unsuccessful. ai oan rrancisco frivate Julius Craw, Company D, casual de tachment, now lies in th , i - w scutiai uuspuai sunering irom a wound that may prove fatal. He was shot in a peculiar manner while at the target practice. He was keeping score when a bullet, after striking the target, was reflected and struck him under the right shoulder blade. It passed entirely through him, penetrat ing one lung. Fresno is unhappy because the lady chosen to be Goddess of Liberty "has gone and went and resigned." The cause of ire in the Goddess-elect was a remark by a gentleman friend that she was "a beauty," and that the morning paper printed the remark. If the male friend said she was not a beauty, the whole wide coast would never have known it. Men have some rights in these things, as a recent proceeding in divorce proved. The woman gave as a reason for action that, "When he married me, he said my golden tresses were the pride of his life, and now he calls me 'Old Sorrel-top.' " Decree de nied on general principles. At Santa Cruz recently, Mary E. Smith was divorced for cruelty. The husband appealed to the Supreme Court. Pending an opinion, Mrs. Smith died. Since her death the opinion Is handed down confirming the decree. It is claimed to be poor law that passes on a case, one of the parties to which is dead. Yet there is something ma jestice.' something Christ-like in the la3t sentence of the opinion, which says: btill these assignments of er ror do not contain sufficient merit to demand a reversal of judgment." Thus doth California jurisprudence hedge about the sanctity of wifehood and motherhood, even after the poor body is gone to rest. BURGLAR AND OFFICER. SACRAMENTO W. A, Carroll, a special police ofllcer who patrols a beat in the southeastern part of the city, was shot by a burglar and seri ously wounded. The bullet entered the officer's neck. Carroll had seen a man enter the yard of L. Mebius, who resides at Eleventh and N streets, and at once followed him in, finding the fellow in dustriously at work trying to open a window. As soon as he saw the offi cer he ran, with Carroll in hot pur suit. The burglar was caught before he had gone a block, and the ofllcer es corted him to a grocery at Twelfth and O streets, where he sent into tel ephone to the police station for the pa trol wagon. The officer had searched the man. but could not find a weapon upon him. While Carroll was telephoning the burglar slipped a pistol out of his boot and shot him. After the officer had fallen, the burglar snapped his revol- ver at him several times hut tha cartridges would not explode. The of ficer managed to get to his feet and gave cnase to the would-be assassin, firing at him as he ran, but he was then so weak from the loss of blood that he Could not eet th man Tha officers have a good description of the burglar and expect to capture him soon. REMARKABLE DETECTIVE WORK BY A YOUNG WOMAN. SAN FRANCISCO Bertha Stead man, a 17-year-oid girl, has just ac complished a remarkable deteative feat. She was correspondent for a small weekly paper when a woodchop per known as French Pete mysterious ly disappeared some time ago. She believed the man was killed, and with the aid of her father followed up a number of clews with such success that Sheriff Taylor of Marin county acting on her information, has arrested James Dier on a charge of murdering the missing man. Miss Stedman, who went into the camps of the woodenop pers in the foothills, reports that these men have a system of justice of their own and form a sort of Mafia society which "removes" objectionable persons whenever it is thought necessary. The evidence she has collected against the prisoner is said to be very strong. CATTLE BOGGED. SAN FRANCISCO A number of cat tie, which were bogged on the banks of Ten Mile Slough, near Stockton, last week, are reported to be beyond rescue and will probably be shot. They were brought down the Valley rail road about four days ago to Stockton, where they were loaded on barges and taken to Ten MUe Slough. They were unloaded upon some reclaimed land belonging to Ross Sargent. The mud was soft and the cattle stuck in the mire. It is said only their heads and backs are above the mud, and their frantic yells can be heard for a mile. WAS AN ESCAPED LEPER. SAN FRANCISCO William Home a peddler of buttons, was arrested on Market street, at . the instance of Health Ofllcer O'Brief, who discovered that the man was an escaped leper from the pest house. Although he has but one arm, he resisted arrest so vig orously that it required the efforts of three policemen to subdue him. He was placed in a padded cell at the re ceiving hospital and will probably be returned to the pest house. FROM FOREIGN LANDS. APIA, (Samoan Islands) Both na tive factions, the Malietoans and the Mataafans, are disarming. Mataafa has surrendered 1800 guns. There have been twenty-one cases of the plague and seven deaths from that disease at Alexandria, Egypt. Two new cases have just been reported. SKAGUAY, (Alaska) The First Bank of Skaguay has closed its doors and J. G. Price has been appointed re ceiver. The liabilities of the bank are estimated at $16,000; assets $18, 000. LIMA, (Peru,) via Galveston The election of Señor Eduardo Romana as President and of Senors Elzamora and Bresani as first and second vice pres idents, resepctively, has been secured by a trifling number of votes over the minimum required by law. VICTORIA According to mail ad vices from China, the collision be tween Germans and Chinese at Kioa Chua, May 20, in which three German officers and a number of Chinese were killed, was caused by German soldiers despoiling a joss house. About 200 Chinese gathered to resent the out rage and a bloody fight followed. SHOT AS SPIES. VICTORIA. (B. C.) Kobe papers of May 16 contain the news that the fate of the party of scientists, missing for upward of a 'month past, has been disclosed. They had landed near To sang, on the Liao-Tung peninsula, to pursue their investigations of earth quake phenomena, and mountain flora, when they were made prisoners by a party of Russian cavalry and shot as spies without the semblance of a trial. Their photographic and other scien tific apparatus was destroyed. There were eleven professors in the party, one German savant, and ten native Japanese, whose homes were in Kobe and Tokio. The Japanese authorities will make a thorough investigation. FEMALE ALDERMEN. LONDON During the report stage of the London local government bill in the House of Commons, an amend ment, moved by the Right Hon. Leon ard Henry Courtney, Advanced Liber al, member for the Bodain division of Cornwall, declaring women are eligi ble to election as aldermen and coun cillors, was adopted by a vote of 196 to 161. HIÑES AND MINING. CONTRADICTORY REPORTS ABOUT 1 tita SAN ROQUE PLACERS. What sounds like a di respecting the wealth nf thp iarw discovered placers near San Roque, in iower caniornia, Méx., comes from San Diego. Among the budget of re ports telegraphed last week about tnem irom Ensenada, Méx., and which went the rounds of the nrpsa nm nn announcing that the Governor of Low. er California had reported the ship. ment ot ?158,000 in gold dust and nug gets to Guaymas, and which it was as serted had been taken from these placers. The report was very concise in details, stating that the gold had been sent to La Paz, from which port it would be shipped on the steamer Martinez to Guaymas, to be forwarded from there to the Selby Smelting and Lead Works, at San Francisco. The large amount of the reported shipment added to the excitment already prevail, ing and intensified the desire of all those who were preparing to go to these placers to get there as fast 3 they could. Now comes the San Die-gan-Sun, published at San Diego, and pronounces the report of this shipment of $158,000 " a fake, pure and simple." If it should turn out on investigation, and there should not be much trouble in determining the truth or falsity of the report, to have been a "fake," it will have the effect of steadying the nerves of many who are halting be tween doubt and desire and cause them to stay at home. Other reports, of a later date, are that the diggings con tinue to show themselves as rich as first reported, and that large quantities of gold are being taken out WELL-KNOWN MINES SOLD. SAN FRANCISCO The Bunker Hill and Mayflower mines were sold here at auction, the price realized being $30,500. The mines were part of the assets of the Spring Garden National Bank of Philadelphia. The bank had advanced $300,000 on the property and on the failure of the bank several years ago, certain capitalists offered the bank $200,000 for the property, but the offer was declined. The receiver ordered the mines sold, and C. R. Downs of this state and Mr. Cheney of Philadelphia became the owners. Cheney is the son of one of the present stockholders in the de funct bank. The Bunker Hill and Mayflower mines are located in Ama dor county. IN WASHINGTON. The Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Wash., reports the discovery of some rich placers on Salmon river in that state. A dispatch to that paper from Colfax says: "J. H. Barger is exhibit ing a bottle of gold nuggets which gives a suggestion of Klondyke. Mr. Barger returned yesterday, (May 30), from a visit to his brother, C. W. Bar ger, who struck it rich in a placer claim on Salmon river, three miles above John Day Creek. The bottle which Mr. Barger exhibits contains $114 in gold nuggets taken from hia brother's claim. The nuggets vary in size from that of a pea to one contain ing $13.20. a here is one much larger but it contains considerable quartz." MINING NOTES. An electric power plant will be con structed this season at the Madrid coal mines, near Cerrilos,. N. M. The Co chiti Gold Mining Company is back of this project. The English syndicate is said to be after the Elkton property in Colorado on a value basis of $2,000,000. There is a large body of ore blocked out and ready to handle. , Another strike of copper ore is re ported in the South Bisbee mines, Ariz. The strike was made at 680 feet. The shaft will be sunk to the 700-foot level, when levels will be started. The owners of the asbestos mine near Bakersfield. Cal., have suddenly realized that they have a bonanza. An inspection of the mine has resulted in New York parties making them an of fer for the entire output. There is much excitement in the Boise Basin country, Idaho, over the discovery of a rich gold ledge three miles west of Idaho City. The dis covery is in a section that has been famous for deposits of placer gold. The sale of the entire Silver Peak mining property, near Hawthorne, Nev., is reported. The property was bid in for John I. Blair, the aged New Jersey millionaire, for $665,000, the amount of his mortgage, and the costs. During the first four months of this year Mevico exported to France 733 tons of copper and to Great Britain 2220 tons. The heaviest exportation of this metal, however, is to the Unit ed States, which not only consumes its own production, which is enormous, but in times of extra demand brings copper from Europe.