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IIOLBROOK, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1899. NUMBER 45 PACIFIC COAST NEWS Important Information Gathered Around the Coast. ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST A Summary of I.Bte KtbdU That Are Balled Down to Salt our Buy Renders. Horace Davis has been nominated by the Republicans oí San Francisco for ! mayor. Mayor Phelan of San Francisco has presented a valuable library, on polit ical science, consisting of 500 volumes, to the Stanford university. Governor Gage has appointed J. D. Kelcey of San Jose ta the position of Deputy Labor Commissioner to succeed C. L. Dam, who served under Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald. An action has been commenced, in the United States circuit court by' the Santa Rosa water works against the city of Santa Rosa to compel the city to establish water rates to govern the municipal water system. The Utica mine and mills at Angels' Camp are shutting . down on account of scarcity of water and the installing of machinery to operate the mines by electricity in the future. The shut down will continue until after the rains commence. The immense log raft which left Se attle a few weeks- ago in tow of the steamer Czarina, and which was lost oft the coast and found a few days ago oft Port Harford, was towed into port , today, not much the worse for wear, and practically intact. . ' The directors of the California Rai- : sin Growers association of Fresno have declared another distribution of money to the growers. This time $125,000 will be paid out, and the money will come in very handily in picking and curing this year's crop. t.. unmo ..o whinh twn years ago purchased $6,000,000 of bonds of the Valley railroad, has made its last payment in cash for the securities, ... ' owns the road, will advance the amount necessary for its completion. News has been brought to Astoria of the almost toUl destruction a few days ago of North Beach, Wash., life-saving station by lightning. The entire upper story of the building, the quarters of ' the crew and dwelling alongside of the .building occupied by one, of the crew was badly shattered. No one was in jured. I. H..Thomas, horticultural commis sioner for Visalia district, has made his report to the board of supervisors for August and September. Thomas says he finds that the orchards have broken all previous records for crops, and that about one-fourth more fruit was raised than was anticipated by the . Jqf. most sanguine orchardists. The San Francisco Board of Trade sent the following telegram to Presi- dent McKinley tonight: "The Board of Trade of San Francisco earnestly asks your consideration for the large and iTTinnrtnnt interests west or tne rtocKV Mountains by appointing a representa tive from California or the Pacific Coast to fill the vacancy now existing in the Interstate Commerce Commis sion." Forest fires in the Santa Cruz .moun tains have filled San Jose and the val ley with smoke all day. In Los Gatos the smoke was so dense as to be un comfortable. The fires are raging about Ben Lomond, and in the vicinity of Wright's and Alma,, on the line of the narrow-gauge noínlv rrtn ft n d trfc road. They are underbrush, and , Los Gatos is not believed to. De in any danger, though many of the mountain fruit ranches will suffer. Sacramento The Woman's Christian Temperance union convention in ses- sian in this city, has el.ected the fol lowing officers to serve during the en suing year: President, Mrs. B. Stur tevant Peet of San Jose; first vice pres ident, Mrs. S. J. Dorr of Santa Cruz; recording secretary, Mrs. Dorcas J. Spencer of San Francisco; treasurer, Mra. Emily Hoppin of Yolo county; auditor, Mrs. Blanche English of Peta 'luma. Butte A special to the Miner from Kalispel, Mont, says a warrant has been issued by Justice M. J. Sullivan 'of that city charging Fred Whiteside with the crime of attempted bribery. Whiteside is the exsenator from Fla nead county, who made a sensational play at the last session of the legisla tive assembly by depositing $30,000 with the clerk with the statement that he had received it for the purpose of purchasing votes in the senatorial flght - . ... Col. Harry C. Kessler of the First Montana regiment has received a tele gram from Washintgon notifying him of: his promotion to the rank of brig adier-general. Col. Kessler is one of the most popular officers in the camp, and the news of his good fortune was re ceived with cheers by his men. Col. Kessler was recommended for promo tion by Gens. Funston, Harrison Gray Otis and MacArthur, and to them and the record of the Montana regiment is due the recognition of the War Depart ment. President Wheeler of the University of California, has stated in an inter view that, while he contemplates a number of changes at Berkeley, he will not inaugurate the changes at once, nor will he interfere with the existing fac ulty. He said: "In the east this state university is recognized as one of the eight great institutions of its kind in the United States, but we want to make it first among the eight, if possible." President Wheeler is a strong, believer in open-air athleties.which he proposes t0 f0ster. Harry Lee of Chicago has returned from an exploring trip along the southern and western coasts of Alaska, where he has gathered nearly a com plete collection of Alaskan animals and birds. He brings news that at least three volcanoes have been in eruption this summer in western Alaska, and are still supposed to be active. These are the volcano on Unga island and two others known to the natives as Pavloff and Accutan. The latter vol canoes are located west of ML St. Elias and north of Cook's Inlet. Superintendent Lambson of the United States fish commission station on McCloud river.at Baird, reports that the collection of salmon eggs from the run closed last week with a total take of 6,500,000 eggs, and that he had re ceived Instructions from the depart ment at Washington to deliver 4,000,000 of these eggs to the state commission. One million will be hatched at the Eel river hatchery in Humboldt county and liberated in Eel river, and 3,000,000 will be hatched at the Sisson station and liberated in the Sacramento river. The Crocker Estate Company, which is composed of the heirs of the late Charles Crocker, one of the builders of the Central Pacific Railroad, has made a gift to the employes of the Southern Pacific Railroad of the Crocker home stead at Sacramento, to be used as a hospital for Southern Pacific employes. i i ne residence was Duui Dy unaries Crocker many years ago, and is in an i excellent state of preservation, and can accommodate thirty patients. The old nnciMÍnl in G a rt rn v An r r will nKitn doned. as the new one is amply suffi cient for purposes of the Southern Pa--ciflc employes. The building, together with the lot on which it is situated, is valued at $250,000. The steamer Olympia, which arrived at Victoria, B. C, October 2, brought news of the loas of the steamer Whiv Cloud, which was proceeding from Hongkong to Manila under an Ameri can charter. The vessel foundered when about ninety miles from Hong kong, and seven men were drowned. The crew had just time enough to get away from the steamer when she foun dered. The mate's boat, containing six beside himself was drawn into the. vor tex of the sinking vessel and dragged down with her. The captain's boat, containing six people, ,was picked up by a Chinese junk and taken to Shang hai. The disaster is said to have been f "f, ravages oi uuj wane rat. The vessel s seams opened out and she s'mP'ynnn P ' The loss 13 e3- -w.v. News has been received at Monterey from Point Sur lighthouse, 40 miles from this place, that extensive im provements are now in progress at the lighthouse. A road to the top of the rock on which the lighthouse stands is being constructed which is intended to be used in carrying supplies and other freight from the vessels to the lighthouse and so obviate the necessity of hoisting all freight to the top of the rock by steam. A rock wall Is also to be built at 'the base of the house at the station to nrpvpnt thp liriin- nf , Earth awav from the foundations n present annoyance to the keeper. A system of water works is also to be j constructed. The improvement will be completed inside of three months, and will make the station a much more desirable one than formerly. . About a month ago George E. Pindar died at his home in the hills near Sar atoga. He was believed to be exceed ingly poor, but nearly $18,000 cash has been found in the bank to his credit. His personal property and real estate runs the value of the estate up to about $20,000. The old man left a will giv ing all the property to four distant cousins, two in Cleveland, (O.) and two at Cottage Grove, Mass. They have been advised of the fact but told that if they attempted to take the property the aged widow will contest on the grounds that her husband was Insane. It is posisble that a compromise may be effected and the attorney for the widow is waiting to hear from the rel atives. Pindar had had his coffin on hand for years before he died. He and his wife accumulated their money in the wood and coal busin.es in San Francisco. The largest pumping engine in the world is in the Calumet and Hecla 1 mines, Michigan. GENERAL NEWS ITEMS News of the State, Nation and the World MOST INTERESTING HAPPENINGS From Everywhere will be found In thi Column. Item that Inter est Everybody. Senator James K. Jones, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has arrived home nom Europe. President McKinley and cabinet offi cers are visiting Chicago. Everywhere along the line of route the president was greeted with large crowds and great enthusiasm. James Harlan, ex-senator from Iowa, is dead. He was senator from Iowa from 1885 to 1865, was secretary of the interior in Lincoln's second cabinet. and was again senator from Iowa from 1866 to 1873. The gold output of the Cripple Creek district during September amounted to $1,731,000, surpassing all records. The production of gold in this district from the time of its discovery in 1891 to date is $62,057,292. Rippey, Iowa Burglars entered the Commercial Bank at 5 o'clock on the morning of the 5th and blew open the safe. The bank cashier declares the robbers got only $1500 but others claim the amount was $5000. The comparative statement of the receipts and expenditures of the United States.during September.shows that the total receipts were $45,334,144, and the expenditures $37,579,372, which leaves a surplus for the month of $8,754,772. The expenditures charged against the War Department during September were $10,541,515 as compared with $24, 643,374 for September last year. Those charged against the Navy Department are $4,757,853, against $7,283,219 for September last year. St. John. N. F. The Warren line steamer Bay State, Captain Walter, from. Liverpool, Sept. 85. for Boston, with general cargo, is ashore near Cape Racti and will likely prove a total wreck. Her crew and a number of cat tlemen, who were passengers.are adrift in boats which are lost in the fog. One beat has reached Cape Fuller. A- special to the Herald from Wash ino-rr,,, v Pmint MoTCínW determined to urge upon Congress the authorization of a trans-Pacific cable.- and will be able to announce that a naval survey shows that the route se lected is practicable. Surveys are being made by the collier Nero, under com- mana of Lieutenant - Commander ;lly and healthfully. People are waking Hodges. i up They are seeing the man who Joplin. Mo. Ninety per cent of "the i turned the original expansion trick, zinc producers in this district .have land they like him. They are feeling shut down in compliance with an order j better and that means that they are from the Missouri and Kansas Zinc 'feeling more like expansionists. Adit. Miners' Association, in an effort to Gcn. Dalton of Massachusetts is here force the smelters to pay a schedule of ; with Gov. Wolcott to attend the Dewey "prices laid down by the association a 'celebration. Gen. Dalton knows Mas few weeks since, and which the smel- i sachusetts through and. through in all ters have thus far refused to accede to. jits mugwump ramifications. "Is Mas At Webb City alone 1500 miners will sachusetts really against expansion?" be thrown out of work temporarily. ! the correspondent asked Gen. Dalton at Admiral Dewty has consented to ac cept the home presented by the people of tbe nation. In accepting, the ad miral stated that if the home had been tendered by a few rich men he would not have consented to accepting it, but as there are 43.000 subscribers to the fund he considers that it is from the peopl? and therefore accepts it at their hands in the same spirit as he did the magnificent sword presented by them. - The town of Carlsbad, New Mexico, unwilling to assess taxes on the prop erty of the place, has adopted a more expeditious mode of defraying the mu nicipal expenses. Four saloons of the town now contribute to the cost of malntaininv law anH npdci. rha onm rt $1600 annually, and it is believed that, with this sum in the municipal treas ury, the necessity for taxation has dis appeared. The town is run "on vel vet." ' The September gold output of the Cripple Creek district broke all rec ords, amounting to $1,731,000. The pro duction of gold in this district from the time of discovery in 1891 to date, is more than $62,000,000. This very hand some showing should again impress the fact that it is not necessary to go to the Klondike and lose numerous ears, fingers, arms, legs and other accouter ments in order to find gold in carload lots. L. A. Times. New York James Burt Jones, for man' years an employe of the New York sub-treasury, is dead.. . aeed 76. During the California gold excitement I or 1849 he, with a party of friends, started from Council Bluffs to make the journey overland on foot, accomplish ing the task in something more than 100 days. In Califronia he engaged in mining and after remaining a few years in that, country retun&d by the southern route overland and afterward settled in TJenver. Washington Capt, Albert S. Barker has Been assigned to command the Norfolk navy yard, relieving Admiral Farquhart, who takes command of the North Atlantic station. Capt. Barker will become a full rear-admiral within a month. At present he is on waiting orders. Capt. Barker commanded the battleship Oregon on her memorable cruise from New York to Manila, in answer to Dewey's appeal, and during the Spanish war was one of the leading members of the war board. The monthly statement of the Comp troller of the Currency shows that the total circulation of national bank notes on September 30, 1899, was $243,290, 128, an increase for the year of $7,933, 178, and an increase for the month of, $1,218,336. The circulation based on United States bonds was $207,314,173, an increase for the month of $1,140, 824. . The circulation secured by lawful money amounted to $3o,975,955, an in crease for the year of $5,675,068, and an increase for the month of $77,512. It is reported in Paris that General Roget, who, it will be remembered.was recently a witness against CapL Drey fus during that memorable farce at Rennes; is about to be arrested, with others of his ilk, on a charge of con spiracy against the republic. Consid ering the outrageous position which General Roget occupied when he made his famous stump speech against Capt. Dreyfus, his location in jail for a con siderable length of time would appear to be quite the proper caper. L. A. Times. "Is it? Well, not much. We shied a( expansion a little when it first came up, but Massachusetts is for expansion now. sure. Of course, we have a few ! mugwumps who are against everything Í hut t Vi irraof M4.acairiiiC!Dtr hannlo aa expansionists. They cry for expansion It sounds foolish, doesn't it, after what you read in the papers? It is true, though. When the, people read the election returns from Massachusetts next year they'll rub their eyes. We'll surprise you Californians. The Massa chusetts majority for expansion will be a dazzler. The advice of Admiral Dewey to the administration has brought unusual activity to the war and navy depart ments of the government, especially to the latter. Admiral Dewey has advo cated strengthening the war fleet in the Philippines, and four war vessels have already been ordered to : proceed at onc to Manila. Other vessels will no ioubl be dispatched soon, and the force of Major-General Otis will also be in creased to greater strength. Dewey believes in expansion and the policy of i President McKinley and gives such ad 7iee a3 wu ,best and quickly reduce the Insurgents to peaceful submission. whir,n rwv causing the east to shake itself and con- jclude tQat expansi0I1 is a mighty good ;lhi Th entire t is sbirred mltrnt tne Arlington notei. New York The Fruit Buyers' Union may be amalgamated with the Fruit Importers' Union. At a meeting of the board of trustees of the Fruit Buyers' Union yesterday afternoon the matter was talked over at length, and a ma jority of trustees are said to be strongly in favor of the plan. No action was taken toward enforcing the tax on Sicily and Jamaica fruit inspection on the dock, ts the Fru'it Importers' Union had not considered the request of the Buyers' Union to co-operate in the un dertaking. There are members in both unions who believe that a joint organi sation of the associations would result In mutual benefit. It is understood. however, that no formal proposition to !this end has yet been made- Washington The monthly statement of the public debt shows that at the close of business. September 30, 1899, the public debt, less cash in the treas ury, amounted to $1,148.905,801, a de crease for the month of $8,400,775. This decrease is accounted for by a corre sponding increase in the cash on hand. The debt is recapitulated as follows: Interest-bearing debt, $1,046,048,850; debt' on which interest has ceased since maturity, $1,215,030; debt bear ing no interest, $389,337,512; total, $1,436,601,392. This amount, however. does not include $647,965,903 in treas ury notes outstanding, which are oft- set by an equal amount of cash, on hand. The cash in the treasury is classified as follows: Gold, 354,520, 790; silver, $499,628,499; paper, $78, 678,145; bonds, deposited in national bank depositories, . disbursing officers' balances, etc., $83,932,112; total, $1,015, 241,088, against which there are de mand liabilities, outstanding - amount ing to $727,545,473, which leaves -a net cash balance on hand of $287,695,612. niNES AND MININO. There are 3000 shareholders in the Calumet and Hecla Copper company. very few of them hold over 1000 shares. Major W. R. Burke of Los Angeles is erecting a ten-stamp mill in Pacomia canyon, where he has discovered a rich gold mine. The first discovery of gold in the Julian district, San Diego county. Cal., was made on Coleman creek by a wo man in 1869, in the bed of the creek. The original gold nugget found by Marshal at Coloma, Cal., January 19, 1848, is now in the possession of W. W. Allen, No. 323 Phelan building, San Francisco. There are 270,000 men at work within a short radius of Pittsburg, and it a estimated that the gross dally value of trade is $6,000,000.- So great is the rush of work in the iron regions that it is difficult to secure workmen enough. while in other parts the forces are oc casionally laid oft for want of imme diate supplies of the raw materiaL Advices from Montana are that after several weeks of deliberation upon the questions of expediency and of legal right it has been decided to proceed at once to explore the depths under Butte's business center. A remarkable discovery of ore was made while ex cavating for the erection of a block of buildings, and it was that discovery that led to the determination to mine under the city. E. Lazenby has shown in San Diego numerous samples of ore from the De fiance district, in the northern part of the county and lying between the Santa Margarita and Santa Rosa ranches. The samples show, copper, silver and gold and are fine specimens of antimony. Copper and gold predom inates in that region. Mr. Lazenby saya there are now fully 150 claims located in that district and a lot of develop ment work has been done. A company-has been organized to work the Poverty Point and Kanaka placer claims in the Klamath river, op- ' pc-slte oak Bar, Humboldt county, Cal., at an elevation 'of 1900 feet. These two properties yielded large returns about twenty years ago by drifting, and the present company, which will put in a modern hydraulic plant, " ex pects handsomer returns. A four-mils ditch from Buckhorn creek, a tribu tary of Horse creek,' on the Klamath river, will furnish water to the mine. A good deal of attention is being paid to mining properties in the Tonto Basin, in the Gun Creek minine dis-' trict, Gila county, Ariz. The WJnslow. Arizona Mail says that according to reliable reports this district is likely to equal any other in Arizona in the richness of its ores, y One group of mines in the Basin, lately acquired by eastern parties, is showing up re markably well and in addition to the values they have an abundance of good water and plenty of timber right at the mines. The Chuckawalla Mining Company.. which owns a group of claims in the Chuckawalla . mountains. Riverside county, has just completed the erection of a mill to crush their ore. The River side Press in an account of the prop erty, says: "The most prominent of the group is the Sucker State. About a thousand feet of development work has been done, showing a fine body of ore. The ledge is about eighteen to twenty feet in width. Three-shafts are down over 100 feet each, all in ore. The pay streak is six feet three inches wiide, averaging $18 in gold and from 5 to 12 per cent copper to the ton. The North Hemet group of mines In the Cahuilla district, which was pur chased some weeks ago from Riverside, Cal., parties by Denver people, bids faiir, says the Riverside Enterprise, to be the center of a very lively mining camp this winter. It is stated that the present owners have made con tracts with various parties to do the hauling of lumber, machinery, pipe and other supplies to the mines. They have cusa had them surveyed, and one, says the üiiterprise, who us in a position to know, states that it is the intention of the company' to thor oughly open up the mines, which will mean the expenditure of a large amount of money." A report from Mexico says that th mining districts of Sinaloa. are taking on new life. Not only are experienced miners and prospectors flocking into the country, bent upon exploring every nook, but capital and men representing capital are coming to Sinaloa. It is said that some rich strikes have been made recently near Mocorito; one new discovery, ledge ten feet wide, assay from $10 to $500 in gold. A piece of ore from the ledge, as large as a man's head, shows coarse free gold all over it and would assay into the thousands. This ledge was found by the prospect ors the first day they prospected. The next day another prospector found and located another large ledge of sugar quartz, with free gold in it. Two Mexi sans located two claims not very long since and commenced a shaft on each ledge. Assays from shaft only a few feet deep, ledge five feet wide, gave $207 in gold and 175 ounces In silver. Half a pound of . ore from the other shaft showed fine gold all over each piece of ore and' would assay many hundreds of dollars to the ton.