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VOL. XXXVII. ELY WHITE PINE COUNTY. NEVADA, THURSDAY. DKCKMBKU ;j. IP
THE WHITE PINE NEWS PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY AT ELY, NEVADA, • • • BY THE • • • WHITE PINE NEWS PUBLISHING CO W. J STEWART,.Editoi and Manager. TERMS of subscription. Due Year.IS 0 Alz Month*. 1 & Three Month*.. 7 ADVERTISING RATE8. Single Column, per Inch . I .» Double Column, per Inch. 1.0 All Legal Notice*, running for four weeks oi more will be published at tho legal rate. JOB WORK RATES. Letter Head*-$3.60 for 600; $6.50for 1,000. Letter Headset else)- $2.00 for 600; $3.50 for l.OOt Bill Head* [Large] $6 OOforDOO; $9.r<0 for l.UX) •• '* [ Medium 1—$3.50 for 600; $6.60 for 1,00 •• •• [Hmall] $.! W for 600; $3.60for 1,000 Candidates’ Cards-$5.00 for 600; 19.00 for 1,000 Calling Card* $4.00 for 500; $7 00 for 1,000. Posters, according to the type net, will av erage about 1 cent apiece. Entered at the Foetoflice at Ely, Nevada, ac Second-Class matter. Communications are solicited, bnt the paper will not be responsible for tbs opinions of iti correspondent LOCAL AND OTHER HAPPENINGS. The latest metal quotations are: Sil ver, 57; Lead $4.25; Copper $12 00. The McKinley Co. bad a pay day last Monday. Mrs. W. N. McGill will entertain the Ladies’ Card Club, Saturday after noon. A. B. McDonald and wife, of Duck Creek, wore doing business in town, Monday. Miss Etta Cotnin-t and two of her girl pupils were in from Barnes to attend the Thanksgiving festivities. W. G, Lyons left Monday for Call foroia where he will spend the winter in quest of health. A largo delegation left hero Tuesday fur Cherry Creak to attend tho annual meeting of tho Masonic Order. T. G. Davis and wife came over from Cherry Creek to s|>rnt Tnanksglving with the latter’s Uncle and Aunt, Mr. aud Mrs. Geo. Meager. Albert Butler, wife and baby, came In from Sait Lake City by private con veyance, Monday eveuing, and will again make their home here. Business is very quiet shout town these days, aud quite a number of men have been laid off from assessment work. Geo. Bennett, came over from Mun cy Sunday to attend to some business matters hero, and loft again Tuesday for California, where he will spsnd the winter. Geo. M. McMurray cams over from Cherry Monday to interview County Clerk Dickerson on business cone* n which sue wedding announcement iu the Cherry Crook items. Fine Molleson, wife and children aud mother spent Sunday and Monday in towu flatting friends. Fine reports having killed a golden eagle oil the ranch that measured over seven feet from tip to tip of its wings. Two-thirds of the people in town arc complaining of severe colds, which, no douot, are due to the proseut condi tion of the weather. Bright sunny days a»«d very cold i ights are now the regular order of the weather bureau. The Dlocbe Kecor! says that Dr. J. J)- Campbell and wife have returned from Salt Lake and that the Doctor bus completely rucovared for the effect of the recent operation on his arm. AH persona who contributed cakes aud pies to the Thanksgiving dance •upper will find their plates and other dishes at the Mission Ha 1. As there is nothing ip distinguish them, it wa* impossible for those in care of the sup per to t«H to whom they belonged and return them to the lightful owner. Sunday’s -alt Like Tribune contain! an announcement that Mrs. Leona R Ridenour, who will he remembered by jnanv here ns tho wife of the Automo bile chauffeur, was to deliver a solo at ilia Grand Theatre in that City thal -evening. While here Mrs. Ridenour iook part In one of the Ladies’ Aid Festival* and rendered several voca • selection*, for which she received con siderable praise on account of the mel ody. power and range of her voice. The Thanksgiving dance and sup par given by the school trustees was ft ✓uipipletc social and financial success #nrt jetted the school fund over $100 whU*b ftinoiint will be applied to the pf building the new scheo finite. The building Is now completed with the exception of painting the fool, which is now being done by con tractor Brown, and will l»e ready foi poenpanoy next week. There is con •id* ruble speculation among the ehil deeri jib to which school will be allowod In use the new school room, hut it liai been decided that, the primary schoo Fill h »vr tlm pi-eforoauu. HAVE LOST THEIR GRAFT » _ Hurd, Hearther & Company No l onger Connected With The Giroux Consolidated Co. I Something About Thclr Dealings With The McKinley Company. What should be hailed as the moat welcome newa that has como into Ely for some time was a dispatch from Jos. L. Giroux, General Manager of tho 1 Giroux Consolidated Mines Co., oper ating the Pilot Knob mines here and other properties In Mexico, stating that the Company had made a settle ment with ilurd, Hearther & Co., the Philadelphia sharpers, and that they were no longer connected with the af fairs of the Company. This action was brought about by Hurd & Co., attempting to work tho same graft with the Giroux people that they employed as fiscal agents of the McKinley Co, in which latter com pany they were given so many thou sand.shares of stock to sell on commis sion, thoy agreeing to foot the running expenses of the property here. Things run along smoothly for rorne time, and with aid of an honored named, McKin ley stock sold readily all over the land for from $1.50 to $5.00 pur share, and Hurd, Hearther & Co. tcoopcd in the dough, amounting to several hundred thousand dollars, and have appropri ated it for their own use. Out some $00,000 have been expended on tbe mines here, which has been used very economically In their development, and no one can say but what good work has bran done on tbe mines for the money expended. It is worse than pulling teeth for Manager McGill to get money enough out of them to meet the monthly payroll of from $1,500 to $2,000, when they are known to huro some $1100.000 belonging to the McKin ley Co. Having realized this princely sum from the sale of stock, they are not looking for a mine themselves and are trying In every way possible to pre vent what few honest and conscientious men found in tbe company from find ing one. Our advice to prospective investors in McKinley stock is: Touch not a share so long as Hurd, Hearther & Co. have anything to do with it. Having been successful with such rotten methods in the past, they work ed thair way in tbe organization of the Giroux Consolidated Co. by making all sorts of empty promises. Scarcely had they become connected with the Co. when they began tho same boom meth ods. established a paper here to print any and all sorts of lies about the prop erly, and to otherwise work band in hand with them in the perpetuation of tbe stock graft. Giroux stock did not sell as readily as tbe McKinley. Money was coming in slowly, but tho expense of eperating the mines continued and had to be met. Seeing that they would tie unable to keep the minus running and pocket a few thousand each month they simply overlook the past two pay days at the mine, and we presume kept that amount of money for persona! re quirements. When Manager Giroux learned of this, and of the reputation of the men with whom he was connected, he set out fur Philadelphia with blood in his eye to immediately and for all time to come, sever relations with them, That he succeeded is evidenced by bis dis patch. Mr. Giroux also stated that the Co. was now well finunced and prepared to go ahead with winter developments. ARE SATISFIED WITH THEIR HOLDINGS Stockholder's In the White Pine Copper Company Pleased With 8howin£ In the Ruth No better illustration of the feeliug of confidence in tho mine developments and expression of satisfaction with the present management of the property, could be looked for tbao the announce ment just sent out by the Secretary of tbe Company to the effect that there was not one shareholder in tho Com pany who faiiud to pay his proportion of tho Assessment No. 12 of 5 cents per share on the capital stock of the cor poration. The Whlto l’iee Copper Co Is doing ruining as it should be done; conduct ing all their operations on purely legi timate, conservative and business pr in ciples. Every day a report of progress of the work Is made out by the Super intendent; samples or the workings taken, duplicate assays of those made, and at ttie end of every month every stockholder in the Company knows exactly how much money has been ex pended, what has been accomplished with It, and what Is most Important to ail Investors in mining stocks, knows how must ore is in sight in the mine from week to week and exactly what its assay value is. Would that there were more such company# operating hern. MINE SAMPLINGS At Pilot Knob tho Giroux Consoli dated Co, as Intimated by us aeuor.il weeks ago, has quit operations at tho I Giroux shaft, and will hereafter con fine their energies on tho shaft oyer on the Alta which will be driven down to a depth of at least one thousand feel before the work of drifting or cross cutting will begiu. This will bo the main shaft, and will serve, not only a! a working shaft but as a drainshaft for thesurrounding country as well. Work on the Morris shaft will also be re sumed in a few days. Drifting at ths 150 level of the Taylor continues in a most excellrnt grade of copper smelting ore. Assessment work on the outside ciaims of the group is noarly all com pleted. At the Ruth developments this week consist of continuing the drifts on the .tOO and 500 levels, with the character and grade of the ore remaining about thoaame. The new reading room will be completed this week, and from now on the emuloyoes can congregate thcro and pass the time away in any old way they please. CHERRY CREEK ITEMS. (By our Regular Correspondent.) E. Kahn will give goods in exchange for furs, hides aud pelts, aud pay full values. Harold Siegel came over from Siegel to join in Thanksgiving with bis Cher ry Creek friends. Fred Hagan and brother drove over from Muncy to join his family on Thanksgiving. Fred Uorchert and several others came home from Spring valley to di vide turkeys with their family circle. Mrs. Wm. Watson has gone to visit friends at Uacine, Wisconsin. While there she will consult her family phy sician about*) throat trouble, Aaron Campton came over on Sat urday to do some surveying for the Wide West Co, Messrs. Richards & Ryron havo se cured a icaso on the Midnight mine from W. D. Campbell & Chas. Sand quist the owners. Herman Brens returned from Deep Creek on Monday and will likely re main for tho winter to work his mine interests here. Geo. F. Parker entertained several gentlemen friends on Thanksgiving day. George is a liberal entertainer and likes to make his friends happy. County Assessor A. C. House drove over from Ely on Monday to attend the annual meeting of T\ & A, M. The free ball given by the Old Im perial Co's employees was a success. Everything possible was done to make the guests happy. Charley Lento has sold his rostaur ent and business to Ching Sing and Chun Hong, who took possession on Tuesday. Mr. George E. McMurray and Mrs. Mamie Thomas have given invitations to their friends to nitend their wedding ceremouies at the bride's residence on Wednesday 2nd inst. To be certain of getting the license, Mr. McMurray went to Ely on Monday night’s stage to secure it. Justice P. II. Cannon will perform his part of the wedding ceremony. R. W. Wieland, M. E., of Penniyl vania arrivod on Saturday to examine a group of mines in this district on be half of capitalists from the far East. An Interview with ths gentleman elic ited the fact that he was most favor ably impressed with what he saw, and If a sale is consummated it will meao tho expenditure of a large amount of monoy and tho opening up of mines where bodies of vory richore areknown to exist nine hundred feet from the surface. HAMILTON NOTES Mr. Wylie is busily engaged repair ing the school houso this week. Messrs. W. O. and C. R, Moorman were visitors in town Thursday and Friday last. The Thanksgiving dauee was well at tended and was thoroughly enjoyed by all present. Supper was served at the Shield’s hotel. John Rosevoar returned from Kuby valley last Saturday with a load of grate, Mr. Schaefer ai d family havemoyod to the Eighloi n Mile House to spend the winter. H. A. Jackson, Supt, of the Rocco Homestake Mining Co. came in from Eureka Sunday evening to look after the interests of his company. Louis Zadow catno from Ely last Wodnesday evening tos|>end Thanks giving with his parents. NEVADA CHOP HOUSE, ELY, NEVmuA. Host meals ip town day and night. Good fresh broad every day at 5 o’clock H. M. Fresh yeast for 10 cents a quart. WONG YONG, PROPRIETOR J PACTS ABOUT THE STAGB BUSINESS Who Is to Blame tor the Pro posed Change on the Ely and Wells Line A mass meeting of the citizens of this camp and vicinity should he called at ones, and steps taken to place the matter of dally delivery Of mail before the postofllce authorities at Washing ton aud present tho conditions in this camp its to mail delivery in a proper light. There was a U. S. mad inspec tor through here a few weeks ago who made all kinds of spacious promises to our citizens as to improvement in mail and stage.service, but uti one has any fitith in hi# promises as he is believed to be subsidized by Ben Miller and bound to dance when Miller pulls the string. The stage contractors can. of course, clear twice the money they now do by getting the mail delivery down t.n trl-weekly and can well afford to buy up inspector* sent here to give us a square deal, but it is certain that a protest signed by every citizen here receiving mail at the Cherry Croek postofllce, and placed in the hands of Senator Newiands for presentation to the postofllce authorities at Washing ton, would speedily settle the whole matter in favor of daily service for Cherry Creek. If anything is to be dono to revoke this iniquitous tri weekly scheme it must be attended to without delay and if properly presented will result in the government sending a square inspector here who cannot be bought by Miller & Kennedy, who are using every endeavor to give Cherry L r.-ek i ho worst of it and feather their own nests at the same time. Wake up, citizens, and get down to business without delay.—Cherry Creek Miner. In order for us to give our readers a more intelligent understanding of the proposed change in the daily mall ser vice between Ely, Cherry Creek and Wells we will give a plain statement of the facts in the mutter and leave them to figure out for themselves who is to blame, and upon whose shoulders rest* the greatest responsibility. First, 1) C. Kennedy, tho sub-con tractor, and his bondsmen, according to tho most reliable information at our command, thought that by running the line in a slip shod way and getting into the stations seml-occaslonally that reports would necessarily be sent to the Department; that the Department wuuld exact heavy lines from the ori ginal contractor, the Utah & Nevada Express Co. and demand a better ser vice; that Kennedy would claim he was getting only a portion of the amount allowed for the route; that he was a sub-contractor and conducting the line according tho amount of pay he re ceived; that under the new U. S. law governing the letting oi Star ltoute Mail Contracts the Utah & Nevada Express Co. had no right to sub-let any mail contract that bad been given them: that the Postofllce Department would recognize his complaint and re voke tho contract given the Express Co. and award it to him direct. In this matter Mr. Kennedy was encour aged by Inspector Lewis, who also has in fur the Express Co, and is far from being '‘subsidized by Ben Miller" a* the Mirier puts it. The business was conducted with this understanding for some time, or until the service became so rotten that the people of Cherry Creek petitioned the Department demanding an investi gation und setting forth numerous ir regularities in the delivery of tho mail. Inspector Harry Lowis was sent out over the route to investigate, aid the document sent to the Department by tho Crockers was mild compared to his report of existing conditions. Then began a thorough investigation by the Department itself, which established the facts that Cherry is but an inter mediate station on the Wells-Ely line and as such has no schedule for the ar rival or departure of the etage; that the population and number of business houses shown by the last census was comparitively small; that but one other stage lino run m or out of Cherry, and that the country tributary to it was principally agricultural and would not be at all affected by a change; that the complaint cited to many irregularities in the daily service that in the opinion of the Department the business at Cherry did not justify a daily mail ser vice and upon their recommendation being approved by the Postmasters at Wells and Ely, the service would be reduced to tri weekly, and would, they thought, give better satisfaction to the Cherry Creekerg. Letters concerning the advisability of the change were sent to the Postmaster here and at Wells ask leg their opinions. As to the part Mr. Miller played In the scheme "to give Cherry Creek the worst of it” wo are authorized to state that which we know to be the case. Copies of the Cherry petition and the report of Inspector Lewis were sent to him ut Wyoming by the Department, who reprimanded the Utah li Nevada Express company for the manner in which they conducted the line, with held considerable of their pay and ad vis'd him of the proposed change. lie immediately set out for Ely to investi gate, arriving here he armed himself with all tho information ho could col lect and proceeded at once to Wash ington D. C . to personally plead bis case before tho proper authorities and take a vigorous stand in favor of a con tinuance of the prevent da!i\ servtc' Wliy he should lie tliis is nppar. j The Utah A Nevada Express <’n. . operating a ono-horsc il. ily mage be tween Ely and Eureka; reduce the ser vice between hero aud Wells, and all the Eastern mail which comes over tlsat route to Ely, amounting to 8 or 10 sacks daily and weighing several hun dred pounds, would be routed via Eu reka thus necessitating at least a two horse stage to handle the mail alone without allowing for passengers or ox press. This addition expense of op erating the liue would be thrown on the Express Co. without any increase of pay from the Department and result in a financial loss to tiie Company. It therefore stands Mr. Miller in hand to work for his own interest. As eastern mail coming via Wells to Ely reaches us eight or ten hours earlier than by Eureka, it Is a mattor of some importance to the people here to have a daily stage via Cherry Creek, and our northern neighbors must not think we aro overlooking tho matter One word from the Postmaster here or at Wells will command more attention from the Department than all the pe titions or complaints sent from Cherry Creek. The earlier the Cherryitos find out that they aro up against it and oc cupy a position on the Wells Ely stage line similar to the Hteptoo postoffice the better it will be for themselves and all concerned. There is but one way out from them, and that is to have the Department change the route contract to read: Wells to Cherry Creek and Cherry Creek to Ely. Then they would he a terminal point of both lines and could kick all they wanted to and command attend. Wo haro assurances that tho Wells Ely stage will continue to reuder a daily service, however. But who is to blame for a,I this fuss, anyway? MUNCY MUTTBRINGS. Thanksgiving Day has como and gone. Here it was a lovely day, sunny and warm. AH labored as usual, and dinner was laid by Mrs. Kallonberger at 5 P. M. Such a dinner! All Muncy is muttering her praise. Such a dinner never was, and its superior never will be had in Muncy. Lot me see if I can describe tho various courses. First came oyster soup, three roasted and stuffed chickens, roast beef and boiled ham—both good; roasted and boiled potatoes, potato salad, green peas,corn and cabbage, with the usual extras. Then Old and New England were rep resented by an old style plum pudding, and New England mince and punkin pie, tho menu then closed witli cheese, - salad and coffee. A dance had bcou announced, and us the shadows of evening bogau to fall, folks from the valley began to arrive, among whom I noted Mr. and Mrs. W. Hamilton of Osceola, Misses Keegan and Odgers, Mrs, Deutree, Mrs. and the Misses Cameron, Mrs. Clayson and Mibs Eric, our worthy school ma’m. There were several others, whom I did not recognize, as my acquaintance here abouts is limited. A large num ber of males from neighboring ranches also attended making the assemblage quite large. Music wus furnished by Messrs. Kell and McDonald Dancing commenced shortly after 7 and was kept up until 5:30 A M., when ‘‘all weary and worn” they departad to their homes or ranch ‘‘to sleep, per chance to dre i in of happy days gone by”, or struggle with the devil by rea son gurmondizing at a Thanksgiving dinner, or lying in that state, neither Bleeping or waking listening to Muncy Muttterings. anon. Hamilton Ore Shipments. The following was the shipment of ore from Hamilton last week over the E. A P. railroad: Cornell 18,030; Mc Ellin, 31,700, Kooco-IIometlake 44, 000. Notice to Taxpayers County Treasurer’s Office, White Pine County, Nevada. Notice is hereby given that the State and County taxes, also the Ely town tax, for the year 1903, are now due and payable at my office. Parties paying in semi-annual install ments are required to pay the full amount of Poll Tax due, in addition to one-half of the Ileal and Personal prop erty taxes. In case the first install ment of taxes rro not paid by 5 o’clock p. M . on Monday, December 7lh, 1903, tho whole amount of taxes will become delinquent, and 10 per cent added there to by law. No checks accepted in payment of taxes unless J of 1 per cent is added to cover express charges from Bank to County Seat. Dated—Ely, Nevada, Oct. 28th, 1903. J. F Miles, County Treasurer, and ux-llicio Tax Collector. I To Cure a Cold in One Day fa Two Dayi. 1 T<fte Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. >e> I Sevan MUBon bo»e> sold to part IS month*. This Signature, ^ ASpmrtn**’ »*>*» 33C. * • • \ s !'Oi i' UQ POV* ;;utivr Shingles, i1 Barb Wir Is Your P IF NOT a Whitmore - irtwright REPRE' lY THE Queen Inav mny of America, Royal Insuranr y of Liverpool, England. Better come ,d see what a Policy will Cosi t a year or longer. A. J. Cartwriuht, Ely, Noy»da. I. C, C, Whitmore, Eurek*, Ne» Whitmore and Cartwright, Agents. Utah& Nevada Express Co. From July 1st the following graduated scali parcels and passengers will apply to the r stage lines leaving Ely: Ely and Eureka Line: FROM TO SINGLE ROUND EXPRESS 1001b FARE TRIP Ely Lane City .50.1.00 .50. “ Elat or Knob .1.00.2.00 50. “ Illipah .4.00.7.50 .1.25. Bound Springs .4.50.8.00.1..60.. * Hamilton .5,50.10.00.1.75. (1-milo House .6.50.12.00.2.00. “ 18-mile House .8.50...16.00 2.60 . Hinto .220.127.116.11..^.00. “ Eureka .10.00.18.00.3.00. Ely and Wells Line: FROM TO SINGLE ROUND EXPRESS IOO Iba. FARE TRIP Ely Huusser’s .1.50.3.00.50. . Bassett’s.2 00.3.50.75. ... “ Hanson’s or Mulleson’e .18.104.22.168.1.00 . “ Campbell's .3.00.5.00.1.00. ' Shop's or Ryan’s .4.00.7.50.1.26. “ Borohert’s .4 50.8.00.1.60.. Cherry Creek .5:50.10.00.1.60. “ Curries'or MeD's .8.50.16.00.2.50. Twin Springs .9.50.18.00. 3.00.. 11 Sprucomont .12.00.23.00.3.60. Clever Valley 15.00 . 28.00 . 4.00.." •* Wells 16 00.30.00. 4.00. .. D. C. KENNEDY, Nlanaftap. Thirty pounds allowed to each passenger. Express rates charged on all excess baggage. ALL FARES MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE. D. and N. Express Go ID 1 SB It B HE lEWS'-lt is so.