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LYON COUNTY TIMES.
DAYTON, - NEVADA. Saturday.February 6, 1897. Senate Bill No. 8, introduced by Mr. Martin, of Douglas county, pro vides “to trace and establish the lines of Douglas county upon legal subdivision lines in accordance with the spirit and intent of the Statutes of 1861, and to more clear ly define the boundaries of said county.” This bill is nothing more nor less than the re-opening of the fight inaugurated in 1889 by the people of Smith Valley, in Lyon county, to get out of the county be cause they were dissatisfied at not securing county offices. In the first place the bill is mis leading, because the boundary line between Douglas county and Lyon county is thoroughly established. It is the same line that served the Assessors all,the time that Mason and Smith Vallie’s belonged in Es meralda county, and the same line that has been recognized by the As sessors of Douglas and Lyon coun ties since that territory came into Lyon county. The line was run a few years ago by Surveyor Mack and Lyon and Douglas counties paid for it and Judge Rising so de cided in ordering the payment of the bill by Douglas county. It is only necessary for the Assessor of Douglas county to assess some prop erty on our side of the line to find out p. d. q. where the line is and whether it is recognized or not. There is no reason on the face of the earth why any change should be made in this boundary line, ex cept that the people of Smith Val ley do not affiliate politically with the balance of the people of the county, and that Douglas county would he glad to have an addition of the taxable property of Smith Valley. because a few liepubucans of Smith Valley have failed to get in to office by aid of the Silver Party they have been bent on getting out of the comity, and at every session of the Legislature since 1889 they have had some kind of a measure up asking to get out of the county. While the bil) now before the Leg islature provides for the assuming by Douglas county of the indebted ness incurred, it by no means covers the ground on that score. The peo ple of Smith Valley have not been backward about asking for what they wanted in the way of roads and bridges, and setting forth their heft as taxpayers. And their claims have been granted, until the roads and bridges are probably the best, or as good, as in any section of this or any other county. Lyon county’s representalives in the Legislature are opposed to the steal proposed by Senate Bill No. 8, and so are niue-tenths of the people.of this county. Petitions are now in circulation remonstrat ing to the passage of the bill, and will‘be well filled before to-morrow, and sent io our representatives. It is to be hbped that the mem bers from other counties will not be ungracious enough to disregard the prayer of the people of Lyon coun ty at the instigation of a few dis gruntled pot-house politicians in Smith Valley and would-be land grabbers of Douglas county. In defeating Senator Dubois be cause he had stood staunch and true to principle, the Legislature of Idaho has not dishonored him but has put the brand of shame upon its own forehead. He is greater in his defeat than is the victor in his triumph. How close he is to the heart of Idaho was well demonstrated on Friday afternoon last as he was about to take the train for Wash ington. A great outpouring of the people occurred, the entire city turning out to do him honor. One of the speakers said that he was more than ever in favor of the elec tion of United States Senators by direct vote of the people, adding that seven ont of every ten voters in Idaho would support Senator Dubois at the polls. The Legislature,of Idaho has sac rificed the principle of a great State to & cowardly subserviency to a party policy crammed down its throat by Mark Hanna, a policy which utterly and shamelessly re pudiates the principal for which the Republicans of Idaho, as well as the Democrats, had battled so long. —Sac. Bee._ Those who think that McKinley will “do something for silver” are referred to the appointment of L. J. Gage as Secretary of the Treasury. This man Gage is the rankest gold bug, excepting Sherman, in the Union. He is in favor of retiring the greenbacks and treasury notes, and goes so far as to say that the sil ver now in the treasury should be sold and the country placed on a sure enough gold basis as this is understood by gold bugs. Republi cans who favor silver can disabuse their minds of anything being done for that metal under McKinley’s administration. Even if McKinley felt disposed towards bimetallism he will not be allowed to carry out any of his own ideas. He must act as his boss Hanna and other gold bugs tell him to, and the selection of the man Gage for Sec. of Treas ury demonstrates this fact beyond a doubt. Rawlins has been elected Sena tor from Utah. He is a free coinage advocate and was tormerly a Dem ocrat. It is claimed that he was elected by the Church vote of the new State of Utah, and that coer cive measures were used by the Mormon Church people. If he is only dead square for free coinage it makes but little difference what his religion is. He must be an im provement on Brown, anyway. Hanna will not be a U. S. Sen ator after all. Gov. Bushnell, of Ohio, will probably appoint Asa W. Jones, with the understanding that Jones be not a candidate for another term. This will give Bush nell a chance to fight Hanna for the full-term office. NEW THIS WEEK. COUNTY FINANCES. County Auditor’* (Statement. Show ins the Financial Condition of the Comity and Suggesting Kate of Tax Lev) for 1SW. Dayton, Nevada, February lsf, 1897. To the Hon. Board of County Commiettionert of Lyon County, Nevada: Gentlemen:—In compliance with the Stat utes of this State, I herewith submit a state ment of the receipts and expenditeres of Lyon Countv for the year ending December 31st, 1896. Name of Balances Fund. Jau. 1, ’96. State w..111,581 97 Receipts for 1896. General . Officers Salary Int. & Kedm'n. Com. School .. Dist. Judge Sal School Dist No. 1. Special SilverClt|v Spec. Sch'l Dist. No. Sch'l Dist. No. Sch’l Dist No. Sch’l Dial. No. Sch’l Dist. No Sch’l Dist. No. Schtl Dist. No. Sch’l Dist. No. Sch’l Dist. No. 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 Sch’l Dist No. 11 Sch'l Dist. No. 12 Sch’l Dist. No. 18 Sch’l Dist. No. 14 Balances Jan 1, ’97. $11,092 69 $22,674 66 10,748 74 210 40 350 88 5 39 291 68 1 50 8 00 452 25 856 8i 800 81 827 12 203 90 295 84 538 03 501 98 188 96 262 71 116 54 744 85 370 86 20.879 77 1,636 81 5,680 19 11,350 89 68 00 192 88 14,180 45 86 17 4,588 07 30 00 68 00 870 00 927 11 341 89 277 60 360 81 252 72 413 44 481 32 190 77 815 60 139 94 500 50 884 95 Totals, 129.848 28 $50,401 38 $46,438 00 mctirrs classified. From Assessment Roll R. A P.$ 37,572 59 M PoU taxes.. 1,269 00 “ Mining Assessment Roll. 943 48 “ County Licenses issued. 2,286 55 *•; Docket fees. 68 00 '* State of Nevada, school money 6,123 15 •' County Officer's fees. 1,516 50 " Rent of road machine. 18 00 “ Delinquent Roll of 1895. 384 49 " Sale of indigent’s effects...... 13 50 " Miscellaneous...... 200 12 $ 50,401 38 KXPBNDITCRKS CLASSIFIED. Salaries ef County officers...... ...$ 6,400 00 Care and support of fpdig ents....... 3,441 23 Repair Qf Cpuhty rotids and bridges 2,136 $7 Maintaining*public schools . 11,619 82 Supplies for Coaisty.* . .. 464 oo Legal advice. 565 00 NEW THIS WEEK Juries—grand and trial. T71 60 Electon of 18*. M® 5* Interest and redemption of bonds . 1,797 54 Lyon County’s proportion of Dist. Judge's salai'y .;. 592 00 Taking school census. 113 00 Water supply for 8itver City. 195 83 Miscellaneous expenses. 2>28;i 76 $ 32,311 63 RECAPITULATION Balance on hand Jan. 1. 1896. V 28,348 25 Receipts during year. 50.401 38 Total, t 78,741 68 Expended during year. 32,31163 Balance on band Jan. 1, 1897.1 46,438 00 The total amount of real and personal taxa ble property as shown by the Assessment Roll (after equalization) for 1896 was $1,133,664, which yielded, at the $2.45 rate for county pur poses (including school tax) $27,774.77, to which is added the revene from poll taxes. County licenses, officer’s fees, mining assessment roll, Nevada State school money and other miscel laneous sources. $11,092 69, making a total of $38,817.46, which has been ample for all pur poses, and there is now money in the Interest and Redemption fund to pay off $4,500 of the bonds of 1887, aud in the General fund to meet the indebtedness ($4,325(; 10) due Esmeralea county in April of this year. 1 know of no item of expense that should be greater in 1897 than in 1836, but there being no election this year there will be a saving of about $2,400, and the paying of the Esmeralda county bonds and the bonds of 1887 will ma terially reduce the interest account; and in view of the depression now existing I do not deem it advisable to at present try to reduce the bonded indebtedness, which, after the pay ments above mentioned, will amount to $18,500, draw 6)4 per cent, interest per annum. I would therefore respectfully suggest that the County levy for 18»7 be fixed as follows: For General Fund.$1 25 For Common School Fund. 45 For Interest and Redemption Fund. 10 Total County rate.. II 80 The State rate will be fixed by the present Legislature, and will probably be the same as last year—90c—which would make the total State and County rate for this year 82 70. The assessed valuation of property for this year will probably remain comparatively the same as in 1890, and I think the above levy will be sufficient to meet all demands. The school funds are in good condition, and at 4o cents .can be kept open the full terms. Of the amount named in the State fund there is the sum of $1,999 59 due this county for the State's proportion of the financial officer’s sal aries, which will be available for general pur poses as soon as the State Controller will make his settlements. This amount added to the amount now in the General fund makes $16, 180 04 now in the General fund as against $10, 654 86 iu the same fund January 1st, 1896. Respectfully submitted, A. L. FISH, Auditor. Notice for the Surrender of Lyon County Bonds. Notice is hereby'given that at a regular meeting of the Honorable Board of County f’ommissioners of Lyon County, State of Nevada, held at Dayton on the 1st day of February. A. D 1897. the following numbered bonds issued pursuant to an Act of the Legis lature of the State of Nevada, entitled “An Act to provide for the issuance of Bonds by the County of Lyon in order to provide for the payment of #25,000 of the Bonds of said County heretofore issued and now outstanding.” to wit: Numbers 24-37- 46—22-16—81—36—43—13 were selected by lot to be redeemed and paid; that said Bond- with accrued interest will be paid on presentation at my office in Dayton, in said Lyon County, and that the interest thereon will cease within T-venty Days after the first publication of this notice. a j. lof res, Treasurer of Lyon County, Nevada. First publication February 6, 1897. 3w AIjXjOWBIJ --BV THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. -or— Lyon County, Nevada, Poto. Term of 1007. The following billw were examined and allow ed by the Board of County Commissioners at its regular monthly meeting, held February 1st. 1896 Win Hollins, work on road...,.$ 8 50 Geo H Powning, work on road. 8 00 R Schooley. work on road. 14 00 J E Twaddle, lumber and freight for Co 18 27 K Cornish, work on road .i. 13 50 T J A Flaws, supplies for indigent. 6 00 Wm Kean, supplies for Indigents. 16 00 C T Martin, care of lndigents... 156 00 Matt Penrose, bounty on nnx. animals... 13 50 F W Fairbanks. Job printing and advt.. 35 25 C W Patterson, advertising.... 52 50 Wm Kean, supplies for Court House 8 75 T J A Flaws, supplies for officers .... 3 05 Wm Kean, cash for stamps. . 3 00 Jas Newiands, Jr , Inspector of Election 10 00 John Lothrop, legal services. 50 00 Mrs M E Scott, water for Court House... 5 00 John Lothrop, premium on Insurance . 300 00 B F Baker, Constable fees..*. 11 80 E H Whitacre. Justice fees . 7 00 G W Wilson, Commissioners salary and mileage .. 48 20 W R Penrose.Commissioners salary and mileage. 38 20 G French, Commissioners salary and mileage ... 26 60 F L Littell, Janitor and Jailor’s salary... 75 00 F L Littell, ex-officio Assessor’s, salary. 125 00 A J Loftus, ex-officio Treasurer’s salary. 125 00 A L Fish, Auditor’s salary.. 125 00 STATE OF NEVADA,! COUNTY or LYON. J 1. A. J. Loftus, County Clerk of Lyon County, State of Nevada, do hereby certify, that the foregoing ji» a full, true and correct copy of the original, which now remains of record in my office af Dayton, in said county. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the Seal of Lyon County, this 1st day ot Feb., f A. D. 1897. >. J, LQ*Ttf6, County Clerk. NOTHING! BUTTHE « genuine > 1 Too will find one coupon Inside each two ounce bag audtwocoupons Inside each four ounce bagof Blackwell's Durham. 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