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IIOLBROOK, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, JULY 1, 1899. NUMBER 30 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Some Important Happenings in the South THAT MUY PIBSE OUR READERS An Assortment of Newiy Events That Occurred In our Mid.t that Cmnnot Fall to Interest. The picnic season is upon us. The Ventura cannery will begin op erations this week. Tustin growers are shipping lemons to the east and north. The Island Villa hotel has opened at Catalina for the summer. Over 300 men are now employed in the Oxnard sugar factory. Rev. Andrew Mitchell has been elect ed the head of Whittier college. The Terminal railroad will work its arroyo Quarries during the present summer. The familv that does not raise its own Belgian hares at present is not in the fashion. Lomnoc will have telegraphic com munication with the rest of the world in a few days. The sum of $240 in counterfeit coin ira frmnd buried near Pismo, San Luis Obispo county. Redlands will have a battleship Or egon as part of its fire works display on the night of July 4. Robert J. Burdette has been called to the First Presbyterian church of Pasa dena, at a salary of $3600 a year. Five hundred tons o tobacco will leave San Dieiro for Manila on the C, & O. steamer to sail from that port. Six hundred persons will soon be em ployed at the Pomona cannery. The capacity of the plant is 60,000 cans a day. The Santa Monica Commercial Com pany's bank is preparing to get out of business. The institution was founded in 1S94. The police authorities of Pasadena are worried, several persons having threatened to conduct liquor clubs in that city. The Los Angeles city council ha voted to allow $500 to the Fourth of July Committee for the celebration of the Fourth. The trustees of Santa Monica have fixed the saloon license fee of the Ho tel Arcadia at $250 a year. Other sa loons pay $300 a year. The Pasadena police are agitating the passage of a proposed curfew or dinance and a local law against car rying concealed weapons. When the Spanish cannon gets to Los Angeles it may be: found that -the most convenient location -for it-wiU be in somebody's vest pocket. Hemct is just climbing into the, band wagon in the. great procession.? She has a brand new filtering plant for her water supply, and chilled-steel cells for her criminals. These are positive and negative poles with a vengeance. Los Angeles Record. The trenchant pen and eloquent voice of Editor Melick have been en listed in the cause of an uproarous and skookum celebration of the Fourth of July at Pasadena, in the following glowing words and phrases, to-wit Nine thousand tons of apricots at $30 per ton on entering the canneries and 10 cents per pound on leaving them is the good fortune of the rais ers and handlers of that one fruit in Southern California this year. Ventura will employ 400 persons in the can nery, ana turn out 4ü,ouo cans per day. The only Fourth of July celebration yet announced for Pasadena is an old time gospel meeting in the North Ma- rer.go avenue eucalyptus grove. Groat Sco t! Likewise, also, did you a-a-ver Governors, Senators, Congressmen, lit terateurs, past, present and to be, the resting place or importance and the home of the only Melick, and no cele bration? The purposeful men of the Azusa valley are saying nothing, but are dig. ging. Next spring they will be draw ing down dividends for good fruit and plenty of it, because they had water. The man who does the prognosticating will succeed himself, and continue to bemoan the hard times. There is moral in this somewhere. Los An geles Express. Redlands makes a most excellent showing in her digging for water, but in common with other localities, docs not use sufficient pumping power. There is something radically wrong in úe management of a pumping plant when five hundred inches of water can Le obtained and only fifty iaches are ocmg delivered. Be generous wan ptmp capacity and you'll reap goldon etums. Petition for licensing nickle-in- the- slot machines, unanimously laid upon the table by the Board of Trustees. Such is a scare head in the Sacramento Bee. It has come to be understood that Sacramento river water unfail ingly produces mental aberatipn and strabisums, but here is a proof of the old law that all rules have their spe cific exceptions. The Board of Trus tees is it. Several inquirers of late for Lewis the Light are referred to the fact that street preacher made so much noise in San Bernardino that a team of horses became frightened and ran away," with disastrous results. Commenting on the occurrence the local paper says: "The Times-Index bears no ill-will toward the street preachers, but when they make so much noise that gentle farm horses are frightened into running away and peoples' - lives are thereby endangered, the police should step in and make a few arrests. An apparent case of carrying coals to Newcastle is the shipping of 500 tons of tobacco to Manila- from San Diego. It is only apparent, however, for while' Manila produces the finest tobacco on earth for cigars, our sol diers and sailors must have the manu factured article for chewing purposes, and it cannot be had at Manila. There is a possibility of repeating the Ha vana cigar deception, i. . e., sending large quantities of American leaf to Havana for manufacture and selling the finished product, on its return, for pure Havana cigars. Just think of it! Thirty-six hundred dollars annual salary for a Baptist preacher to rule the roost in a Pres byterian church, and $5000 for a new Baptist church, both in Pasadena in one day, and no organized means fot the aiding of the poor whom Jesus, ido Christ, said: "Ye have them always with you." If the esteemed New York Sun will let down the bars and open rhc gate long enough, the foregoing state of things might be relegated t.-j the octopodological conference now threatening Texas. It does not belong in Southern California. The flurry and worry always attend ant on graduating time is passing away and normal conditions are reign ing in many lines again. It is the hour for introspection. To young men facing the problem of life, we say, be useful; do good. To the young woman 'standing with reluctant feet," etc. we say. be usetui, do good. lo Dotn we say with all the force of love of hu man kind, remember that "God meant you to be manly men and womanly women. If you degenerate into freaks you will have the reward of a humanly appointed destiny. God meant you for nobler things." It is most respectefully submitted to the gentlemen in charge of the re habilitating of the burned buildings at Whittier, that while the renaissance style" of architecture is good for the buildings the humane order of conduct is what the boys need. The percent age-of possible good boys is large, and this age and people demand from the new management that the policy of pa tient toleration be enthroned again, in order that the thresholds of so many unhappy and unfortunate lives may be lighted with the practical love wmch Christ gave to men, i. e., a saving love. Scientific penology, (so called) is crys tallizing human deviltry. What the boys need is old-fashioned heart kind ness. AT HIS OLD TRICKS. There is a sad story in connection with the arrest of J. H. Ormandy.near San Lius Obispo, on the charge of counterfeiting. He was at one time a resident of Los Angeles, where he lived with his wife, a son and a daugh ter. He was arrested for the same of fense with which he is now charged, four years ago, and was convicted. The disgrace of his conviction so worked on his wife's mind that she became in sane, and has been an inmate of an asylum ever since. His son and daugh ter still reside in Los Angeles. Or mandy's term had just expired, and as soon as he gained his liberty, accord ing to the charges, he returned to his old offense, and his partner in crime, John Thompson, alias Charles Ray mond, made a confession, implicating Ormandy. Ormandy is now being held at San Luis Obispo subject to action by the United States Grand Jury in Los An geles, and in case of indictment he will be brought to that city for trial in the District Court His partner has been arrested under a state law, how ever, and the state officials have de clined to turn him over to the federal officers for trial under United States law, and he will consequently be tried in the superior court of Santa Barbara county, where he was arrested. ! PACIFIC COAST NEWS Important Information Gathered Around the Coast. ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST A Summary of Lata Events That Are Boiled Down to Salt our Busy Reader. Governor Gage has appointed H. F. Spencer of San Jose. J. J. Street of Ventura an W. J. Oliver of Los An geles as members of the state veteri nary board. The first consignment of United States mail from ukon in toe past two months reached Seattle on the City of Topeka. There were fourteen sacks of it, containing about 30,000 let ters. Sacramento John O'Neal, convicted of manslaughter for killing W. N Howard at the County Hospital sev eral months ago, was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment at Folsom. O'Neal is 70 years old. San Francisco Mrs. Louise Schnei der, a woman residing on Bush street, won a small sum in the lottery, and proceeded to celebrate by getting in- toxicated. Later she fell out of a window, sustaining injuries from whicfi she died. San Francisco Superior Judge Dain gerfield found Justice of the Peace W. F. Cook guilty of contempt of court for disregarding a writ of prohibition which Judge Daingerfield had issued A nominal fine of to was imposed on the aged justice. Sacramento Mrs. Maggie Matz, until recently a resident of Oak Park, near this city, committed suicide at New castle. Placer county, by jumping into a well. Hre husband killed himself about a year ago at Oak Park by drink ing wood alcohol. By consent of the "War 'Department General Shafter will .soon receive two historic cannons which he captured at Santiago. One is named "Le Compte d'Argencon," and the other "Le Prince de Conde." The intention is to set them up in prominent places in San Francisco and Los Angeles. San Francisco Eugene Franks was arrested for robbing the mail. He confessed to Detective Dinan that he had made a systematic robbery of packages from the tops of mall boxes. In his room in a Bush street lodging house were found about fifty bundles of goods ranging in value from $1 to $20. A San Francisco dispatch says there is a possibility that the wine-makers' corporation may go out of existence. It is said that the smaller dealers are trying to hold it together, while the larger producers do not desire to go again into a combine where it is main taiLed the production goes mainly to the small makers. San Luis Obispo County Cattlemen': Protective Association has been organ ized by the election of the following officers: Smith Shaw, president; A. A. Tognazzini, vice president; J. B. Blake, secretary; L. W. Booker, treas urer. The association Is composed of large cattle raiser who have combined for mutual protection. San Francisco An undertaker named Harry Snook was sent to th pesthouse with smallpox. He contract ed the disease from a woman whom he buried from the McLean hospital. Two women who live in the house whence the smallpox patient was taken to the hospital have also contracted the dis ease and are at the pesthouse. There is a growing feeling among thinking men and women that some thing must be done to lessen the num ber of collisions ond serious accidents from indiscriminate bicycle scorching, and a movement is. now on foot look ing to steps in that direction. The only thing that seriously threatens the sue cess of the movement is that it origi nated in San Jose. It was given out from an authority which should be in a position to know, that Governor Henry T. Gage would certainly appoint his new code com mission on July l. mere Is every reason for believing that the new commission will consist of Geo. Denis, (Dem.) former Associate Su- preme Justice Van Fleet of Sacra mento and Judge A. B. Freeman ban Francisco, Republicans. Former Assemblyman Cornelius W. Pendleton is as confident as ever that he is to be the new secretary of the commission; HIS WORK CUT OUT. Lnampion Jim Jeffries to Do a Lot of Traveling. Denver Sam Thrall, representing Champion Jim Jeffries, is in the city making arrangements with Manager tto C. Flotow of the Colorado Ath letic Club for an exhibition by Jef fries before the club, June 30. Thrall ill go from here to San Francisco. Jeffries and party will be in San Francisco July 6, and will be welcomed with a reception by the Olympic Club of San Francisco and the Reliance Club of Oakland, at which the final round of the Jeffries-Fitzsimmons fight ill be illustrated by Jim and his brother. July 10, Jeffries will go to Los An geles, where he will remain a week. He then goes east and will sail for London July 27. Thrall says the story that Jeffries was examined by a physician in New Haven, who pronounced him in bad health, is unfonuded. . He says Jef fries is willing to meet McCoy in Ari zona any time after his fight with Sharkey. Said he: "Jim will not, as other champions have done, insist up on waiting a year or two between fights, nor ask ms opponents to "get reputations' by whipping other pugi lists. He stands ready to defend the championship against all comers, and only asks reasonable time in which to get into proper condition." A SENSIBLE JUDGE. San Jose Superior. Judge Lorigan has made something of a new rule here. He declined to make an order to bar reporters from the court room during the progress of a divorce trial His Honor held that it was better for the reporters to be present and get the correct facts than to print a garbled report from second-hand sources. The order excluding all others was made The- matter cam? up on a motion to close the doors. It was not specifically asked that reporters be excluded, but this brought out the court's remarks. His Honor added that if it was desired to stop the publication of any matter the proper thing to do was to see the publishers of the papers. CHEAP CHINESE CIGARS. San Francisco Burt Thomas, of the internal revenue service seized 250,000 cigars and tobacco, valued at $5000, in the Capital Cigar Factory, the larges Chinese factory in this city. For some time past Thomas has been try ing to connect the firm with the refill ing of empty cigar boxes, and today succeeded in tracing a lot of cheap ci gars, which hade been placed in boxes which had formerly contained Imported cigars, to the Capital Factory. The firm has also been imitating foreign stamps and in other ways vio lating the internal revenue laws. This is the most important seizure made here for a long time. FRESNO FAMILIES POISONED. Fresno Three-families came nearly dying from the effects of lactate of zinc poisoning.caused by drinking but termilk that had been allowed to stand in a tin can.' The poisoned persons were Mrs. Burns and her daughter, Or- phie; Mrs. Mecartea and her two daughters, and Mrs. Hensley. They "became very ill and Mrs. Me ;artea, who was the most severely af fected, was saved only after drastic measures had been restored to. FROM FOREIGN LANDS Emperor William has conferred th rank of Count upon the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Von Buelow. The London Daily Mail says an ex tremely brisk business is being done at Lloyd's in war risks' daily advancing rates. . Madrid A dispatch to the Imparcial from Manila says Baron Dumaronais, a Frenchman, who went to the rebel camp to intervene in behalf of th Spanish prisoners in the hands of the Filipinos, has been treacherously mur dered. New York A dispatch to the Herald from Rio Janeiro- says: A mob forced the jail at Rio Grande and lynched Frenchman named Jean Ranare, ac cused of assaulting a 3-year-old girl After tormenting him, the mob burned him alive. London It is rumored that, in view of her great commercial interests in the Carolines, where British subjects own or control five-eighths of the acre age. Great Britain is making some diffi culties in regard to the transfer of the islands to Germany. As, however, the relations of Germany and Great Britain are unusually friendly just now, the story sounds improbable. Queenstown The White Star steam er Teutonic, Captain Camron, from New York June 14, which arrived here experienced strong gales and heavy head seas during her passage. The health of Rudyard Kipling, who was among the passengers, improved dur ing the voyage. When interviewed here he spoke highly of the kindness he had received from Americans. The Teu tonic proceeded to Liverpool. fllNES AND MINING. W. H. Gafford of Los Angeles has been inspecting mines near Acton. The sale of the Butte mine at Rands- burg, Cal., is said to have fallen . through. At the Kinyon mine, Randsburg. Cal., district, some exceptionally rich ore is being taken out. Charles L. Morrill of Los Angeles is inspecting the various districts in the Ballarat section, making Manvel his headquarters. In the district of Rayon, State of Chihuahua, Mexico, there are thirty five mines of gold, silver, copper and cinnabar in operation. H. O. Collins, secretary of the Red Rover company, was up from Los An geles, and made the boys happy at the mine," says the Acton Rooster. The first payment on the option to London parties on the Boston, Utah, mine, has been made. The amount to be paid for the property is said to be 50,000. It is reported that a new shoot of ore has been struck at the Pittsburg mine on Gold Flat, near Nevada City, Cal. The mill will be put in repair and started up. A report of an analysis made in Chi cago of the coal from deposits north of Flagstaff, Ariz., is to. the effect that the coal is of excellent quality, with little sulphur, and burns freely. Griffith & Berris have struck a large lot of rich rock in the Fairview mine on Codfish creek, near Bakersfleld. They have not had the rock assayed, but pieces of the rock are coated with a layer of gold. If lowering the water in the Consoli dated California and Virginia shaft 19S feet breaks the price of the stock from $2.50 a share to $1.40 a share.what will it sell for when the water is taken out to the 500 foot level? The Silver City, (N. M.,) Enterprise says the Colorado Fuel and Iron com pany is shipping 130 tons of iron ore per day from the leased mines of the Hanover, Bessemer Iron association. This ore is shipped to Pueblo, Colo. The sale of the Butte mine in Rands burg has fallen through. The owners are taking out good money themselves. A clean-up of eight days run at the Red Dog mill netted $1,021.85 and about the same amount will be cleaned up qn Saturday . The Young gold property, situated near Manvel, has just been sampled by- Judge Owen of Los Angeles In the in terest of Los Angeles and San Fran cisco parties, and active operations on this most promising mine are looked for in the near future. Paul Ehmann has purchased the Jacksin mine at Mineral "Hill, near Spencerville, from M. H. Jackson. There is a tunnel in 180 feet and good rock has been taken out. Mr. Jack son and B. F. Steese are at work at present timbering the tunnel and re pairing the track. A MINING EXPERT FROM PLACERS. THE "There is no gold there in paying quantities, and no man without he has means, should be tempted to the San Roque placers of Lower California.- The speaker was P. H. McDermott, well known in Los Angeles and Cali fornia as an experienced mining man. Speaking further of the new gold fields, so much talked of, Mr. McDermott said: "The field is not one that would sat isfy the American miner. The gold is fine, not coarse, and it is generally diffused over a wide expanse of terri tory they say twenty miles square, but they might as well say one hun dred miles square. The trouble is the gold is not plentiful enough to pay in any one locality. Spreading the re port that it was a great gold field was one of the .greatest humbugs ever per petrated. It is shameful to lead men astray by wild stories of such a poor field. "The territory has been worked by Mexicans for three months at least. I was one of the first white men on the ground, and prospected and examined it thoroughly. The Mexicans take out 50 cents to $1 per day per man, in gold. They consider that good wages. This fellow Frazer, who first brought out the story - of the richness of the San Roque placers, was never actually on the field. He had gathered to gether about twelve ounces of gold in different places and traded it for goods. That was his reported $8000 in gold dust. "As soon as the report got out there was & wild rush to the fields. In ad dition to hundreds of Mexicans, about four or five hundred white men rushed to the placers. Tliey soon found out how they had been fooled, and when I left three weeks ago there were but 100 Americans left in camp. I would warn all Americans to stay away from San Roque."