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Ml C) . -w III I ! - VOL. IV. IIOLBROOK, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1899. NUMBER 43 n PACIFIC COAST NEWS Important Information Gathered Around the Coast. ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST A Brnmnmrr of LiM Events That Are Boiled Down to Suit our Bmr Headers. What is really needed is a state quarantine against the Board of Health. The San Francisco Argonaut is en deavoring to start a crusade against Sunday newspapers in the United States. San Rafael The Board of Supervis ors, at a special meeting, fixed the tax rate at $1.70, the largest that has ever been levied in the county. A Tillamook, Or., dispatch says that the body of Delia, 12-year-old daughter of E. W. Scoville, was" found at low tide in the north fork oí Nehalem river Sacramento Governor Gage has is sued an order to the Adjutant-General to fire a salute of seventeen guns on the arrival of Admiral Dewey in New Tork harbor. with a stone tied around her neck. The girl had been missing from her home at Nehalem since Tuesday evening. It is though the girl was assaulted and then murdered. The Heald coal mines at Garlock, near Randsburg, Cal., are reported to be showing up well under development. Contracts for the delivery of several f-f thousand tons have already been en- tered into by the owners. k ' Articles of incoropration of the Cal ifornia Fruit Canning Company have been filed in the county clerk's office at Fresno. It is a San Francisco corpo ration, popularly known as the "can nery company." The capital stock is $3,500,000; amount subscribed, $1100 Karl Kopp, proprietor of the Vienna Bakery, at Vacaville, was charging a soda fountain, when it exploded kill ing his assistant, Karl Gotlobb Ándler, a native of Wurtemburg. Kopp was un injured. Andler came to Vacaville last Saturday and was to leave on the afternoon train. U succession of gigantic waves swept '"ij&out warning over the Olympic Salt "Water company's pier, near the Cliff house, San Francisco recently, carry V ing an unknown boy to his death in the ocean.knocking down and bruising two others and thoroughly drenching the other men and boys on the structure. Two new cases of smallpox broke out at the camp of the Thirty-first regi ment on Angel Island, and in conse quence the transport Grant has been ordered to the quarantine station to be fumigated. She has all the belong ings of the men on board. These will be unloaded onto the quarantine hulk and after being fumigated will be sent back to the quartermaster. COLEMAN'S SAD END. Young Ensign on the Iowa Dies of Self-inflicted "Wounds. San Francisco Ensign Noah T. Coleman of the battleship Iowa, died in a private hospital, as a result of a complication of troubles and a bullet wound inflicted by himself some time ago in an attempt at suicide. Young .pieman had been condemned to 6tand al by court-martial for various of fenses. The wound would not have caused death under usual circum stances, but his vitality was -so weak ened by worry that he could not sur vive. ' Ensign Coleman came from one of the oldest and most respected families of New York. He entered the Naval Acadeniy with the brightest prospects and his sad end will be a great blow to his people in the East. ON THE TRAIL OF CHAMPION JIM. A London dispatch to a New York paper announces that Mile. Fougere,the French music hall singer, has sailed for New York on a fast steamer, in tending to intercept Jim Jeffries, the champion heavyweight pugilist, when he reaches Boston on the twelve-day vessel on which he is voyaging from Queenstown. It is said the singer of questionable songs is getting to be fond of the man of brawn, who was intro duced to her in Paris at the Ambas- sadeurs, where she was singing, and a representative of Brady, who hopes to make many a thousand and more qut of his mighty muscles, almost had to smuggle him out of Ireland in order to separate them. It is said that she declared that he is the only man she will marry, and that in order to show that she meant business she booked passages for two at the London offices of the White Star Line and calmly announced that they were for her and Jeffries. She can celed her engagements in the French capital, it is said, at a moment's notice when she found that Jeffries was to sail for America, and hurried to the steamship office and sailed on Satur dáy. There is talk of organizing a Jeffries relief expedition in Boston and sending it out to intercept the fighter before his ship makes port SNARL OF A SPANISH ORGAN IN MEXICO. City of Mexico Mrs. Porfirio Diaz, wife of the President of the Republic, of Mexico, will not be able to accom pany her husband to the United States, still being under the care of her phy sicians and forbidden to take any exer cise. Correo Español, the organ of the Spanish colony, says: the United States, by its high-handed conduct in the Phil ippines, is estopped from coming to the aid of the Dutch republic, and says: "How can the United States, on hu manitarian grounds, now recommend peace to Great Britain, having itself disdained that argument? How can it expect England to do that which En gland allowed and encouraged the United States to do? And we say en- eaurage, because it will be remembered that soon after the breaking out of war with Spain, Mr. Chamberlain, the very minister who now wants to push down on the Transvaal, had no hesita tion in saying in defiance of the re serve which his official position de manded of him, that the United States ought to hold on to all the Spanish islands in fulfillment of that high mis sion of civilzaton wheh, according to his practical theories, God has intrust ed to the Anglo-Saxon." CHICAGO BOHEMIANS. Chicago The Tribune says the Chi cago Bohemians are incensed over the criculars sent, out by the Bohemian Brotherhood of America, arraigning their societies on the charge of en couraging suicide. Prominent Bohe mians say that the "Brothers" will find trouble awaiting them if they come to Chicago to attempt their alleged re forms. There is said to be considera ble mystery surrounding the identity of the brotherhood. The theory of many Bohemians is that the circular represents an attempt on the part of religious bodies to drive non-church-going Bohemians back into the congre gations they have deserted. INTERNAL REVENUE RECEIPTS. Washington The monthly state ment of the collections of internal rev- enue shows that for the month of Au gust the receipts from all sources amounted to $24,420,980, an increase of compared with August last year of $1,949,482. The receipts from the sev eral sources of revenue are given as follows: Spirits S7.603.802 Inc. ÍS16. Tobacco 5,064,139 Inc.. 043,017 Fermented liquors.... 7,754,786 inc. 701,124 Oleomargarine 175,402 Inc. 44,138 Special taxes not else where enumerated... 321,290 dec. 568,045 Miscellaneous 3,561,467 Inc. 412,958 During the last two months the re ceipts were $2,157,285 in excess of the corresponding months in 1898. Epes Randolph says that the devel opment of the King of Arizona mine, in Yuma county, aggregates in tunnels and shafts, 1800 feet. The vein has been exposed to a depth of 200 feet and crosscut on the vein or vein matter ha3 been made sixty feet. . There are several grades of ore in the workings. There is fifteen feet of $20 ore and several stringers ranging over the one thousand-dollar mark. GENERAL NEWS ITEMS News of the State, Nation and the World MOST INTERESTING HAPPENINGS From Everywhere will be found la tbig Column. Items that Inter est Everybody. In the United States 390,000 cubic feet of pine is used annually in mak- iing matches. Of course, if John Bull is determined to penetrate the Transvaal, we are pre pared to quote figures for the bridge work. Now that Chicago has commenced a crusade against noise, she ought to suppress the Chicago river, which smells so loud. Now that Dreyfus is about to go to England, Maj. Esterhazy will doubt less have business in some other sec tion of the country. - A Morrill, Me., hen surprised its owner recently by laying a soft-shelled egg that measured 7 by 9 inches, and inclosed a hard-shelled egg of ordinary size. Washington General Otis has in formed the war department that the six or eight days' mail sent by the transport Morgan City was lost in the wreck of the vessel. Ours is a billon-dollar country all right. Its grain crop this year is worth that much money. It is the farmer. and not the speculator, who is king. New Orleans Picayune. Here is the newest and largest word in the German language: Ansichtsoft kartenausstellungs gebaudein. specter and it means "Pictorial postal card ex hibition building inspector." The national hymn of China is said to be so long that it takes half a day to sing it It was probably made this length in order that some yawping cit izen wouldn't demand an encore. . Canada lacks only 237,000 square miles to be as large as the whole con tinent of Europe; it is nearly thirty times as large as Great Britain and Ireland, and is 300,000 square miles larger than the United States. A somewhat singular feature was de veloped in the examination for a pen- sion of Frank Mitchell the other day in Kansas. Mitchell is a bachelor, who, so far as he has been able to find out, has not a relative, near or remote, on earth. People in New York, who do not get a chance to see Admiral Dewey on the occasion of his reception may console themselves with the " knowledge that quite a number of millions' of persons outside of New York will be in the same fix. Ardmbre, I .T. The Chickasaw leg islature, in session at Tishomingo, passed the bill raising the fee for mar riage licenses from $50 to $1000. ' The measure is aimed at white men who marry into the tribe to profit by the annuities and lease money drawn by female Chickasaws. A cyclone house has been invented by an Iowa genius. It is built over a deep cellar. When a cyclone gives in dication of its approach the owner of the house touches a button and the house does the rest it quickly de scends into the cellar. When the cy clone is over another touch of the but ton brings the house above the earth's surface. The Chicago Chronicle says that it Is probable that after January 1, 800, 000 or more railroad employes in the United States will pay faro when trav eling over any but the respective line on which they are em ployed. Not only are all railroad men to be barred from a time-honored priv ilege, but everybody else, not except ing the influential shipper, will be forced to pay for his tickets. GIGANTIC RAILROAD DEAL BEING PLANNED, é More Comprehensive Than Any Pre vious One in American Properties. New York The Journal and Ad- vertiser says: While the death of Cornelius VanderbUt may temporarily delay the consummation of the big Vanderbilt deal for a transcontinental line, it is not believed that railway and financial circles will much longer be kept in the dark concerning these plans. The entrance of Wm. Rockefeller into the directory of the New York Central, which was made possible by the death of Mr. Vanderbilt, it is believed, will further the deal. Reports are now current of the projected combination of roads, but in many cases the "combi nation" may be simply in the way of traffic agreements, and contracts will by no means be composed exclusively of Vanderbilt, partiet. At the present time the deal, which is more comprehensive than any here tofore brought about in American rail road properties, representing nearly a billion in capital stock, includes Hunt ington, Rockefeller and Vanderbilt roads. Not only will there be a through mid-continent line from New York to Puget Sound, but there will also be a southern transcontinental line. The Chicago & Alton will figure in the deal as a connecting link between the New York Central, Lake Shore at Chicago and the Missouri, Kansas & Texas at St Louis and Kansas : City. The Southern Pacific. will be reached by the Missouri, Kansas & Texas, giv ing a through line to Southern Califor nia, which is a much nearer point to the Philippines for shipping than any port on Puget Sound. MATERIAL FOR NEW YORK JOUR NALS MORE COSTLY. New York News paper has gone up a quarter of a cent a pound within the last three weeks. The newspapers of New York city, according to an official of the company which supplies all but two of the papers printed in this city, use 400 tons of paper daily, at a cost of 2 cents a pound. The recent sharp advance means $2000 a day more to the newspapers, or $730,000 a year over the price which has heretofore obtained. The cost of the consumption is now $18,000 a day. The tendency is to raise the price still higher. The advance Is due partly to the drought of last sum mer, which seriously impaired the wa ter power of the paper mills. Book pa per has also gone up a quarter of a cent a pound and letter paper from three-quarters of a cent to one cent a pound. AN UNCANNY MARRIAGE. Charlotte, Mich. Mrs. Mary Brooks the first woman ever received at Jack son state prison, has just been married to D. H. Stuart who was the complain ing witness against her, and who was largely responsible for her conviction, In March, 1856, Mr. Brooks, s wealthy farmer, died suddenly under suspicious circumstances. His wife was arrested on the following day on complaint of Mr. Stuart The woman was convicted after a short trial, the vidence being conclusive that she poi soned her husband by arsenic given in his food. Stuart, the complaining witness, headed a petition for pardon, which was secured after the woman had eerved twenty-three years. PREFERS DEATH TO PRISON. A Kansas Murderer Asks to Be Exe cuted. Topeka, Kan. Taylor Cook, in the penitentiary under death sentence for murder committed ten years ago, "to day pentitioned Governor Stanley to sign his death warrant Under the Kansas law the death sentence cannot be carried out unless the governor signs the warrant which he is not re quired to do. As a Tesult there are sixty murderers in the penitentiary.for no governor has ever signed an order for execution. Cook says he is tired of the penitentiary life, and wants to hang. v "If you do not sign my death war rant," said Cook, "I will take my own life." Governor Stanley told Cook to get a petition from the county where he was convicted and he would consider hia application. : Souhtern Utah and Northern Mohave county copper mines are on the boom. niNES AND MINING. PRACTICAL SIDE. In mining the venturesome pur chaser who buys a promising prospect and by expenditure of his capital de velops a paying mine takes chances more or less, and in some of the very richest properties, thousands of dol lars were sunk outright before the large bodies of ore were reached which returned all the money expended and ample fortunes beside. As an exchange aptly says; the men whose faith and tenacity of purpose led them to persist in the work of development of many very rich mines have been derided by their friends and acquaintances in their alleged blind and foolish policy of sinking money in a prospect hole." ODe of the richest mines in Colorado was known for a long timé as "Bas- sick's Folly." But when the patient miner struck at great depth a big body of high grade carbonate ores wbich made him speedily a millionaire, he be came at once Colonel Bassick, the suc cessful and wealthy mining operator. Consequently, it is not always a safe proposition that a prospect which is being faithfully and systematically de veloped will not turn out a good mine. The men who are putting in their capital are simply betting that it will. LUXURIOUS MINING. Cripple Creek is perhaps the only gold mining district in the world. writes Thomas Tonge in the Engineer ing Magazine, where a miner can go to his work in an electric street car, descend the mine in an electric hoist, keep his mine dry by electric pump, do his work by an electric light, run drills operated by electric air compress ors, (possibly in time, to be supersed ed by direct electric drills), and fire his shots by electricity from a switch board Temóte from the" point of explo sion. It is estimated that in the Crip ple Creek district the use as above of electric power, as compared with steam power, effects a saving of from 15 to 50 per cent, according to the location and circumstances of the mine. Electri cal power is revolutionizing the mining industry at Cripple Creek in reduc ing expenses, increasing profits, and making available low-grade ore, hith erto discarded or ignored as incapable of being mined and treated at a profit IMPORTANT IF TRUE. The success of the treatment of re fractory tailings from the Cedros Isl and ore at National City by the Ste phens process, under the direction of A. G. Stephens, may prove to be' of great benefit to the mining industry of Southern California and to every min ing camp where , refractory ore is found. Mr. Stephens said to a San Diego re porter that the twenty-ton vat is now in operation. The solution in which; the tailings are treated consis ts of chlo ride of lime, nitric and muriatic acid, bromide of potash, salt and water. From tailings containing $8.23 per ton in gold, $7.50 has been saved by the process and 1 3-4 ounces of - the 2 ounces of silver, besides 1.34 per cent of copper, making a total return of $10 to $11 per ton. The cost of treatment is 24 cents per ton, and as out of the 7000 tons of tailings on the National City dump at least 3000 tons will yield $10 or upwards. Mr. Stephens is natu rally sanguine over the outcome of his work. Not only is this process cheaper than the cyanide process, but it can successfully treat 2000 different lots of ore with his solution and he will give the formula to any mining man who may wish to make tests in order - to convince them of its merits. MINING NOTES. A splendid body of copper ore is be ing opened in the Altata mine at Chlo ride. A Boston syndicate has purchased the West Argentine mine near Stock ton, Cal., for the low figure of $45,000. The DeeBers diamond mine in South Africa is at present the largest divi dend payer in the world. It paid in 1898 $7,687,300. Capitalists of London and Boston have recently purchased 540 acres of placer grounds near Eagle City on the Yukon, for which the paid $250,000. It has been estimated that the tracts con tain $30,000,000 of gold. The workings of the Fortuna mine, in Yuma county, have reached a depth of 80 feet the ore body of twenty feet in width having maintained its uniform size the entire distance, until now the vein has widened out and the values Increased. It would seem by this only one of many similar evidences that Arizona mines do "go down." . No placer mine location can be made by a single individual which shall ex ceed twenty acres' in area, and no claim shall be taken by any association of persons greater than 160 acres, and such associations : shall not consist of less than eight Individuals, who- must be bona fide locators. No local laws or regulations of mining districts can. re strict the size of placer locations to less than twenty acres, although the locator is not compelled to take that much.