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A. P. Shkwman. W. D. Morton. MORTON ft SHEWMAN, Publishers. IffcSA - - * * ARIZONA. When you buy a thing for almost Bathing, It Is generally worth it Rider Haggard’s latest novel is call ed “The Swallow.” It ought to go well la Kentucky. On the new suits buttons do not •how. At last we shingle-nail chaps have an Inning. Virtue is Its own reward, but that Isn’t the reason that Chicago aldermen are paid only $3 a week. Some time somebody has got to rise to the situation and satisfy Spain’s ach ing need for a good, sound thrashing. One of these days the “Yankees, of the East” may join issue with the Yankees of the West over a few Sand wiches. The shooting of a footpad by a Chi -eago police justice shows the difference between upholding justice and holding up justice. NeVer look for big business from a small ad. If a farmer planted a gill of wheat to the acre what kind of a crop could he expect? There is no occasion for New York to throw her museums of antiQUities open on Sunday so long as she has her Sunday newspapers. The Lynn (Mass.) Item sweetly says: “Never kick a fellow when he’s down.” Good advice; it always is safer to jump on him with both feet. From this life, as from dungeon-bars, we look to the skies, and are refreshed with sweet visions of the home that shal be ours when we are free. “When a woman loves should she ask marriage?” inquires the Philadel phia Item. What do you think we are maintaining the leap year tradition for? Obstacles which seem to hinder our course afford the best opportunities for developing the courage and accumulat ing the power which we need to pur sue it There is a fortune for the milliner who shall devise a bonnet that can be worn in any part of the church and al ways present the trimmed side to the congregation. Miss Hashagan, a New York artist, has married her redskin model, Thun der Cloud. If he is a good Indian, why in the thunder shouldn’t he make a model husband. Chicago newspapers are now engag ed in making out a new census of that city based upon the directory figures. Chicago is still the city of magnificent census estimates. Many advertising business men are fishing in ink pots and wondering why the public doesn’t bite. Try a little original bait, gentlemen. It will catch readers every time. It took Naflsen three years to get four degrees nearer the north pole than any previous explorer. We would really like to know what good his trip has done anyone on earth. And now the Chicago Council is ask ed to. grant a permit for an under ground railway system throughout the entire city. This is running the fran chise business into the ground. True courage is shown by doing with out witnesses that which a man is ca pable of doing In the face of the world. In the former case, it is certain that ostentation has no share in the effort. An Arizona astronomer who acknowl edges that he was looking at Venus the other night insists that the planet wore a veil on that occasion. That man’s wife must be a tartar or he wouldn’t have to tell such stories. A just inheritance tax in all the States would either lessen other taxa tion or it would furnish means for State improvements, and the assess ments would not be missed by those who inherit wealth they did not make. \ A Cincinnati paper wants the hen substituted for the eagle as the Ameri can bird of freedom, because the hen added $133,000,000 to the national wealth last year. The hen can no longer be regarded merely as a lay fig ure. “A horse stepped on the face of Ho mer Jones yesterday,” remarks the Ne braska State Journal, ‘‘but he will get well.” It is a pleasure to be assured that the horse will get well, but he probably will know better than to re peat that experiment. This typewriter business is getting awful. One typewriter’s smile wreck ed a Chicago bank, and now a mistake made in transcribing a bill by another in New Jersey has necessitated a spe cial session of the Legislature of that Btate to pass the bill over again. The so-called “Woman’s Bible” has achieved a conspicuous failure. Sen sible women have condemned its idea as representative, and its recent formal repudiation by the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union simply crystallizes tfce individual opinions held of it by thoughtful women. The movement producing it was unwise and impru dent, and many found it irreverent, al though no such Intent could justly be ascribed to its originators. Their fault was simply misdirected zeal in the service of their cause. Such are the vicissitudes of the world, through all its parts, that day and night, labor and rest, hurry and retire ment, endear each other. Such are the changes that keep the mind in action; we desire, we pursue, we obtain, we are satisfied; we desire something else, and begin a new pursuit. A New York paper explains that “two lives were lost in an unexpected collision of two trains on the One Hun dred and Tenth street curve of the ele vated road” the other day. We have no ticed that the unexpected collisions usually are more destructive than those which are deliberately planned in ad vance. The words we so often carelessly use reflect a force in the mind that uses them; they are the messengers of the secret life of men to other men. Born of mental energy in one, they are mighty for good or ill in others. Guard therefore well the door of your lips. Weigh with care the words that may poison or bless forever. An experimenter in Berlin claims tc have discovered the exact momentum of lightning, by measuring the amount of iron fused by a stroke during a thun derstorm. The average is placed at 7,000 horse-power. But it does not fol low that a man who is struck by light ning and recovers can be indifferent to the storage battery of one mule. A botanist insists that many neglect ed American weeds are good to eat. The tender young shoots of milkweed are said to be as delicate as asparagus, with similar valuable properties. Pig weed is related to beets and spinach. The nettle is well flavored, though somewhat course and stringy, which argues that the donkey may be more of an epicure than is supposed. It is suggested that every weed has an hon est value if it could only be discovered. Phrases like “I don’t want to,” with the infinitive elided after the to, hav ing been declared to be Americanisms, the Rev. J. Erie writes to the Academy that he had always used and heard the form, being a native of South De von, and also quotes Dr. Watts’ “Let bears and lions growl and fight, for ’tis their nature to.” Dr. Fitz-Edward Hall gives a long list of English examples for the phrase, beginning with the year 1636, and including Jeremy Collier, De foe, Southey, Dickens, Charles Reade, Ruskin and George Eliot. Russia has closely followed Italy in making a treaty with the French pro tectorate of Tunis. Negotiations have just been completed by Count de Vau vineux, Charge d’Affairs of France in St. Petersburg. By this treaty Russia is to enjoy with Tunis all the commer cial agreements that she had made with France, in addition to the privilege of being, after France, “the most favored nation.” It is doubtful whether a Franco-Russlan combination has been made to oust the Italian merchants from Tunis, where for twenty-eight years they had enjoyed unique priv ileges; but the journals of Rome look at the new treaty askance and warn those who have interests in Northern Africa to be cn their guard. VICTORIA’S RINGS. Two on Her Left Hand Cannot Be Re* moved. Queen Victoria’s left hand shows two rings she has worn for fifty-six years. One is her Majesty’s engagement ring, the other her wedding ffll /m ring. The latter was /ill |flgi placed on the second (Li I as the world lii 1 IBm U knows, on the morning \ iSI 1 of Feb. 10, 1840, by \ f* a * >rince Albert. Both \ Jm rings are P la *n gold \ jam bands, and one Is set with a few rare dia /mL- ) monds of great brill && y*-. iancy. There are many far more costly rings worn in New York to day. For many years it has been an im possibility to remove either of these rings except by first cutting them to pieces; and unless the Queen consents to such means she must wear these rings till the end. In order to indulge in the very pretty sentiment of wear ing this simple jewelry for a lifetime, the Queen has been obliged to suffer much inconvenience and not a little ac tual physical pain.—New York World. Valued the Home Journey Most. An English peer, for some offense, was called out by a politician and promptly responded to the challenge. On arriving at home again after the duel his lordship gave a guinea to the coaofcpnan who had driven him to and from the ground. The driver appears to have been an exceptionally honest, simple man. He was surprised by the largeness of the sum presented and said: “My lord, I only took you to .” “Yes, yes; I know that. But the guinea is for bringing me back.” Slight Check. “They say you can’t arrest the flight of time.” “Certainly not.” “Well, this morning, when I was coming down town I stopped a minute.” —Columbus (Ohio) State Journal. Bight With Him. Algy—Heavens, Gus! Your silk tile’s all brushed the wrong way. Gus—Ah, yes, me boy. But Wales is wearing ’em fuzzy now, ye know.— Philadelphia North American. PACIFIC COAST NEWS Important Information Gathered Around the Coast. ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST. A Summary of Late Events That Are Boilod Down to Suit our Busy Readers. The supreme court of Washington has decided that the new mortgage law is uncdhstitutional. The California vintage, it is reported in San Francisco, will be superior to any of the past fifteen years. A hundred pounds of powder exploded at Santa Cruz. Nobody was killed, hut there isn’t any more powder works. The United States engineers in charge of San Francisco harbor fortifications have directed a survey of south side shore line. The Dalles, Ore., has a giant 9 feet 9)4 inches tall, who weighs 225 pounds and is 18 years of age. The young fel low works on his father’s farm, and is as strong as he is big. Three carloads of granite have been ordered by the King’s county supervis ors as the beginning of a rock pile on which the hobos and other prisoners will hereafter be engaged. An engine and dynamo have been pur chased by the regents of the Oregon State University for an electric plant to light the University buildings. The plant will be put in at once. Thomas Cluff, with the consent of the state, has brought suit against the city of Oakland to test the legality of the proceedings by which the northern district was recently annexed. The board of regents of the Univer sity of Washington today dismissed President W. F. Edwards, charging him with insubordination. Prof. 0. F. Reeves was elected president pro tern. E. S. Glover, an artist, swam from the beach south of the Cliff House, San Francisco, to Baker’s Beach. He passed near the "seal rocks and followed a course over five miles in length. He was not accompanied by a boat. The Pacific Coast Steamship company proposes to increase its fleet of steamers on the coast next summer, and it is the intention to purchase two vessels on the Atlantic Coast, if steamers suitable for the trade on this coast can be found. The opposition to co-eds voting on any question continues to agitate the State University. Its daily journal thinks that the vote to abolish class rushes having been carried by the co-eds may not be considered as bind ing. A petition is being circulated in Se attle asking that the civil service system be abolished. The petition must be signed by 20 per cent of those who voted at the last municipal election be fore it can be considered. This means 1675 names must be secured. The San Francisco Manufcturers and Producers’ association asked the Labor Council to co-operate with it in its fight against prison-made shoes. But the council demanded a guarantee of good faith, and the assocition resents this by requesting the council to consider its communication withdrawn. S. N. Androus, the president of the Pacific Jockey Club, who has just re urned from the east, says that nearly all the prominent horse owners will be on the coast this winter. The club has already put up $41,000 in stakes, and in addition there will be a number of han dicaps and special races, the purses for which have not yet been arranged. The Oregon fish commissioners last week cast a seine in Lake Wallowa, in Wallowa county, and made a haul of over 1000 fish known as “yanks,” but which are a species of salmon. It was a bonanza for several Indians who hap pened to be there at the time, and a few palefaces reaped a little benefit also. The Alaskan passes prove to be very dangerous in many ways. There will be many deaths in that quarter this winter without doubt. A landslide on the Skaguay trail wiped Sheep Camp out of existence and absolutely blocks the trail. One woman and seventeen men are missing. One body was re covered, that of A. M. Clioynski of San Francisco. The leading hotel men of California have just perfected a plan for maintain ing in New York city an attractive ex hibit of all manner of products of the soil and factory in this state. A can vass of immediate prospects showed that there will be available for the pro ject $412.50 a month for the next two years. G. W. Lynch was elected to take charge of the New York bureau. He will proceed with the plan on October 1. The San Francisco syndicate that has taken the entire issue of $6,000,000 of bonds of the San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley railroad is made up of I. W. Heilman, A. Borel & Co, Nevada bank, John D. Spreckels, Bank of Cali fornia, Balfour, Guthrie & Co., Abby M. Parrott. Work will now be prose cuted simultaneously on the Bakersfield extension and on the line connecting San Francisco and Stockton. Prof. David Starr Jordan declared that it would be better to have no courts than corrupt courts; if it is right to execute a sane man for murder, it is right to hang an insane one. He held that it is as proper to prevent a pauper, insane person or criminal from produc ing his kind as it is to punish him. A Utopia, with all work equally divided* he declared to be an abomination. It would be cheaper for San Francisco, he said, to board its evil population at the Palace hotel than to have Tar Flat as it is. Children should he given homes on farms instead of being lodged in orphan asylums. In a letter to the chamber of com merce from J. A. Filcher, secretary of the San Francisco board of trade, re garding the California canaigre indus try, he states that the outlook is not bright. The demand for canaigre in Germany, which has heretofore been brisk, has dropped off until there is no demand for the article in Germany at all. In Southern California alone there is at least 4000 acres planted to canaigre. President Martin Kellogg of the Uni versity of California has furnished the students with a statement of his policy now that the board of regents has abol ished the committee of internal affairs. He does not intend to resign, but will accept the situation as it has presented itself, and will exercise his discretion in all matters that call for his decision. "While making repairs in the switch room of the Western Light and Power company at San Francisco last week Louis Kruger, an employe of the Edi son Light and Power company, touched a live wire, receiving the full power of 2200 volts. He did not immediatley re lapse into unconsciousness, and to a fel low-workman who ran to his assistance he said: “It’s all right.” And then he went into a state of insensibility. He was kept alive for almost an hour by artificial respiration, but never re gained consciousness. Kruger was about 21 years of age and unmarried. The demand, at good wages, for hands in the harvest fields Jed the editor of the Ritzville, Wash., Times to werk where he could earn a few dollars. The “devil” took advantage of the editor’s absence and said, “If the paper is bet ter than usual this week, it is probably owing to the fact that the editor is out in the country running a threshing ma ohine.” A San Francisco dispatch says: About 400 laborers have been landed in this city during the last five months and have been given free entry in the guise of “merchants and students”. They are; now working in the orchards in various parts of the State, in theLsalmon canneries on the Columbia and in doz ens of small Chinese industries of va rious kinds. Yesterday forty-one of them were allowed to pass through the custom house and an additional hun dred went into quarantine on Wednes day night from the Steamer Doric, and are expected to be released today. These laborers have nearly all come in on certificates issued in Macao, a de pendency of Portugal, and which, under an opinion of the Attorney-General of the United States, delivered May 20, 1896, must be recognized as prima facie evidence of the right of their bearers to land. The opinion was in effect that the British Registrar-General at Hong Kong, the Commissioner of Customs at Canton and the officer of any foreign country possessing dependencies in China should be recognized as compe tent to sign such documents. No iden tification at this port is called for, no previous residence here is called for, and, in short, it seems as though a sim ple means has been found to successfully evade the Chinese restriction acts. FROM FOREIGN LANDS. Philippine advices indicate no im provement ol affairs. General Bequedino, commander-in chief of the Chilean army, is dead. The Pope’s weakness is increasing and the church dignitaries fear he may not rally. A private dispatch received in San Francisco from Guatemala says Barrios has lost his head and is killing promis cuously. The situation in Guatemala grows steadily worse, and Barrios’ position more precarious. The Austrian cabinet is unpopular. Several resolutions aiming at the im peachment of the ministers were offered in the Vienna reichstag. The Japanese rice crop is the largest for a century, but business is paralyzed by currency tinkering in the attempt to abandon the use of silver. English Liberals express their opin ion of the Salisbury policy, charging that the net result has been disgrace at home and disaster abroad. Ethan Allen, president of the Cuban League, has issued an address in which he states that the United States will soon intervene to end the Cuban war. Typhoid fever is raging among the Turkish troops in Thessaly. Six thou sand men have already been invalided home and 4000 more are awaiting trans portation. Duranami, the king of Benin, who massacred an unarmed expedition under British Consul Phillips, will be transported to Calabar, west African slave settlement. The steamer Victoria brings news of tremendous damage by the typhoon in Japan. Tens of thousands of houses are destroyed, damaged or submerged, and a large part of the rice crop is ruined. Nicaragua is said to Jhave granted rights to an English steamship com pany which interfere with the canal route. The United States government will take prompt steps to secure full in formation. A general dispatch from Madrid says that Captain-General Weyler has been recalled from Cuba. Marshal Blanco in all probability will accept the post of captain-general in Cuba, to succeeed Weyler. Three members of the expedition which went to Peru last March, in charge of ex-Police Sergeant Johns, have! returned tb San Francisco. They tell a story of privation and hard Hick and give anything but a glowing ac count of the " so-called Peruvian gold fieids. Alexander, the arbitrator appointed by Cleveland, has settled the Nicarag uan boundary dispute with Costa Rica in favor of Nicaragua. This brings the entrance to the Nicaraguan canal in Ni caraguan territory. The campaign for the election of a new president of Costa Rica is now at its height. The term of President Igiesias expires in the coming spring. Dr. IglesiasMs a candidate for re-elec tion. The opposition has not yet nom inated a candidate. Pan-American diplomats look for the early success of the Guatemalan revolu tion, and for uprisings in other states. The only hope for continued peace in Central America is thought to lie in a protectorate or actual annexation by the United States. Advices from Guistan say the Orak sais are again gathering in force in Kuhkand valley, prepared to resist British troops, while bands of Mamo zais have arrived near Khangarboor. Afridis are also moving upon Khyber pass, and Chamanis are raiding near Sadda. The Ameer of Afghanistan has issued a prolcamation forbidding his subejcts to join in the holy war under penalty of 5000 rupees. The new Greek cabinet is semi-offic ially announced as constituted as fol lows: Minister of interior and presi dent of the council of ministers, M. Zaimis; minister of foreign affairs, Prince Mavrocordato; minister of war, General Smolenski; minister of marine, Admiral Canaris; minister of finance, M. Streit; minister of justice and gov- bank, M. Paneltopoulo. At the interstatecßl»msrce hearing at Chicago, Local Freight Agent Xdctett of the Grand Trunk admitted that his company stored certain classes of goods for a long time and Local Freight Agent Brinkerhoff of the Chicago and Northwestern said that many times bis company has stored dried fruit and sim ilar freight for fifty days or over. Other local freight agents of other com panies running into Chicago testified to the same thing on the part of their lines. The war department is rushing work on the fortifications of San Diego harbor with remarkable energy. The first two guns to be placed at Ballast Point have been shipped by the quartermaster’s department from the Watervliet arsenal and will soon arrive. They are 10-inch guns, to be mounted on disappearing carriages, and the contractor is in structed to do the work as rapidly as possible. The third gun emplacement is being built by the California Con struction company with a force of nearly 100 men working day and night. The war department is building torpedo de fenses at San Diego that are as import ant, if not more so, than the gun bat teries. One of these casements is now completed, extending into the bay under the surface. A dispatch from Tucson says that pas sengers who came in on the belated California train state the cause of the delay was floods in the Salton basin. It was the rumored belief that the waters of the Gulf of California had broken over the sandbar which separ ates the gulf from the basin. If this should prove to be true, Southern Cali fornia will have the largest inland sea on the continent, in some places more than 300 feet deep, and Arizona would come up through the gulf to a point op posite Yuma to a port of the inland sea. In the meantime many miles of the Southern Pacific would be submerged. Where Shall the Fiesta he Hell The recurrence of an annual Fiesta at Los Angeles has been severely com mented upon in other portions of South ern Cailfornia, as it was thought to drain too much of the surplus wealth into the coffers of the one city to the detriment of the other sections. So great was the feeling caused last spring from this view of the case, the Fiesta at Los Angeles was pronounced a failure, and there are grave doubts of the pro priety of trying again on the same line the coming season. To offset this and make it more gen eral, R. H. Young of San Diego, secre tary of the chamber of commerce, pro poses a month of carnival for the whole of Southern California, opening at San Diego with a week’s water fiesta, or carnival, after the manner of the very successful one held there last year. This will open the series, and from San Diego a move will be made to Riverside. At Riverside the fiesta will take the nature of a citrus fair, with all the sur roundings such as Riverside delighted to amuse the people with in former years. A rose festival will be a characteristic display at Santa Barbara and in this line there is no better location for a flower fiesta than there. This will fill up the third week of the carnival and a move will be made to Los Angeles for the grand finale. What Los Angeles can do in such a case has been seen and with the incen tive of three opposition fiestas to spur on to great efforts, Los Angeles ought to surpass itself and wind up the series with a furore of glory. By working in harmony in all these fiestas the interest would be worked up to a high pitch and the railways would give more liberal terms than could otherwise be obtained. The occasion would be advertised through the east, and with a month of carnival to enjoy so widely separated in locality and sur roundings, the crowd would be large and the whole of Southern California would feel the benefit of it. Railroad officials who have been consulted are very enthusiastic and will not only aim to have a very cheap rate between the different points in Caliofrnia, but will .make a remarkably cheap rate from the east at that time of the year, something after the manner of the Endeavor rate of last summer. HINES AND MINING. A rich strike has just been reported from the Montezuma quartz mine at the Alamo in Lower California. The travel to Randsburg through Mo jave is larger than ever and the stage is taxed to its full capacity. The recent rich strikes will make things lively this winter. The Spokane Chronicle says taht ow ing to the discrimination made by the Alaskan mining laws against non-resi dent miners, five companies now out prospecting will be recalled. Favorable reports have come from Randsburg in regard to recent develop ments in the mines of that camp. Mining men of experience who have visited Randsburg during the last few months are inclined to take a favorable view as to permanency of the camp. The question of'whether the mines will hold out with depth is one regarding which we shall soon know more than we do at present. Judge Yirden of the Mono county Su perior Court has decided that the Pow ers Mining Law passed by the last Cali fornia legislature is in conflict with the United States mining laws and therefore null and void. The special point at issue was the requirement that mining district recorders should deposit their records of locations with the County Recorder. Judge Yirden says they “don’t have to.” A new gold field has been discovered A in the past three months, in which Los Angeles parties are doing well and heavily interested. It lies across the borders of San Bernardino and River side counties, in the Virginia Dale min jmgjjistrict, skirting Eagle mountains. The is at Palm Springs on the SonthernlPacific. The district combines both qtnrtz and placer ground, the former assaying from $25 to $75 per ton. J. Mait and others panned and washed out ounces of coarse gold in a few weeks, with several nug gets from $3 to $5. Prospecting parties are forming daily, and it is likely that a town of several thousand persons will shortly arise. The mining editor of the San Fran cisco Examiner thus comments on the sales of three-for-a-nickel and two-for -a-cent stocks that are made on the local exchange: „ “The Los Angeles Mining Exchange seems to be doing a lively business in stocks. At first glance the sales count up thousands of shares, but closer in vestigtaion shows, at a price of from \)4 cents upward, seldom exceeding sl, at which rates an investment of a few dollars will load up a man to the capac ity of his pockets. It would sound like a big business if the price of shares was - omitted. There may not be much profit, but there is a good deal of fun in it, and keeps up a show r of business. A man can paper his house with shares * for the cost of wall paper, and if by any chance 1-cent shares of a mine making a strike advance to dollars, the good housewife has ever a housekeeping fund at hand. All she has to do is to re move a share or two to meet the milk- _ man’s bill.” The following important decisions, published by a San Francisco contem porary, in regard to the right to follow a mineral lode, will be of interest to mining men in this section. “The United States Circuit Court of Appeals has in the case of the Tyler Min ing Company vs. Sweeney, reported in 97, Federal Reporter, page 277, decided that when a vein of mineral-bearing rock, in its course lengthwise, after pas sing under the surface limits of one lo cation, on which it outcrops, crosses' nearly at right angles the side lines of another, prior location, on which it also* outcrops, the side lines of such prior ‘ location becoming, by the reason of the course of the vein, its end lines, the right to follow the lode in its downward course, between the vertical planes drawn through such end lines, belong ing to such prior location, and the extra lateral rights of the other location cease when the vertical plane so drawn be tween the two locations is reached. , “The same court in the case of the Republican Mining Company vs. the Tyler Mining Company, reported on page 733 of the same volume of the Fed eral Reporter, also finds that when a lode enters an end line of a regularly lo- A cated mining claim and runs its cour * lengthwise, nearly parallel with the side lines of the claim for the greater part of the length of the claim, the owners of the claim are not deprived of their extra lateral rights because the lode crosses a side line before reaching the other end lines, but such rights shall extend from the end at which the lode enters to the point at which it crosses the side line, whether a new end line is regarded as being drawn at that point or not.’ The fourteen leading cities and towns of Southern California outside of Los Angeles, taken as a whole, show a net increase in school population from 1896 to 1897 of 310 children. Os this total gain 224, or 72 per cent, is credited to the city of San Diego, showing an in crease during the past year, figuring on the accepted basis of 4 % to the child, of 1008 in population. Southern Cali fornia towns as a whole have stood still during the past year. Santa Monica, Pomona and Colton show heavy losses. The projected road from Chihuahua, . Mexico, to the west coast, which is to be built under a concession granted to Henry C. Creel and Alfred A. Spend love, will soon be commenced. This line will open and give transportation facilities to many mining districts, very extensive agricultural and grazing lands and immense forests of splendid timber. A branch from some point near where it will strike the Fuerte river could reach the famous Batopilas mines.