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• .* I* */V» \ i »' n -cai Ko/. XL VI. Yerington, Nevada, Saturday, July 16, 1904. No. 29. LYON COUNTY TIMES. Published every Saturday morning by V. W. FAIRBANKS Editor and Proprietor TERMS: One Year . . .% 3.00 Six Months. 1.75 Single Copies...to All subscriptions ntutA be paid in advance. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. Halted Mtateu ttoveriiBent President.Theodore Roosevelt Secretary of State. ...John Hay Secretary of Treasury.John W. Shaw Secretary of War . .Klihu Root secretary of Navy.. . . William Moody Postmaster General .. .. Henry C. Payne Secretary of Interior . Ethan A. Hitchcock Attorney General.P. C. Knox Secretary of Agriculture .James Wilson Secretary of Commerce .... Geo. B. Cortelyou Mtate of Nevada railed States (.William M Stewart Senators \.F. G. Newlauds Congressman. .CD. VanDuxer Governor .John Sparks Lieutenant Governor .Lemuel Allen (.C. H. Belknap Judges of Supreme Court <.A. L. Pitzgcrald (.G. F. Talbot State Treasurer.D. M. Ryan Secretary of State. W. G. Douglass State Controller... S. P. Davis Attorney General. — ,J. G. Sweeney Surveyor General. .E. D. Kelley State Printer. . Andrew Maute Supt. Public Instruction.Orvis Ring .M. A. Murphy .Peter Breen District Judges .B F. Curler .G. S. Brown t.M S. Bonnifield Lyon Count) Judge of the District Court.M. A Murphy State Senator. J. B. Gallagher i. H. H. Whitacre Assemblymen j.1 j. Winn Sheriff and Assessor..D. P Randall Clerk and Treasurer.D. W. Melarkey Auditor and Recorder. .P. W. Downey District Attorney . . . John I.othrop Public Administrator.C. C. Braun f (unex team) W. R. Penrose Commissioners - (long term).C. C. Turner ((short terra).Byron Gates NEWSPAPER LAW I Subscribers who do not give express notice to • he contrary are considered as wishing to continue *heir subscription. t //subscribers order the discontinuance 0/ their periodicals, the publisher may continue to send them until all arrears are paid. S tf subscribers neglect or refuse to take their pe riodicals from the ojlce to which they are directed, they are held responsible till they have settled their bill and ordered their paper discontinued. 4 // subscribers move to other places without • ofortninp the publisher, and ths paper is sent to ths former direction, they are held responsible. 5 The courts have decided that refusing to take periodicals from ths ojlce, or removing and leaving them uncalled for, is prima fasts evidence of inten tional fraud. 6. Any person who receives a newspaper and makes use of it, whether he hew subscribed for it or not, is held in law ew a subscriber. 7. Ths Postmaster who neglects to give the legal notice of the neglect of a person Id take from the of fice the newspaper addressed to him w liable to the publisher for the subscription price. J.D. Collins BLACKSMITH, WAGON-MAKER, HORSESHOER, Upper Mala Street, Verleptea, Nev. Reiwiring of ail kinds done promptly and well at reasonable prices. I make a specialty of Wagon Making A Repairing tor Teamsters. VISIT DR. JORDAN’S ssvsv boseob of mioar C—»Iilftno froo —d ouiigf ptnmm i . pw tooolly Of by lotto*. A MMM ftwta'wr0" undertaboo. Wrko for Boob. * *f MtHblASK. HAILIO nU. /A vokiobtc book for wri | Coll of wrko . OR JORDAN 0 CO, I ONI flarirt M, I F. O. I. LEAVITT, M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON ! Office in Plummer building, Yerington. Telephone communication with residence. +-4 ECZEMA AND PILE CURE. I?D C'tr Knowing what it was to suffer, I IVELriL. I Will give PEEK OF CHARGE tO •ny afflicted, a positive cure for Ecsema. Salt Rheum. Erysipelas, Piles and skin diseases In stant relief. Don't suffer longer. Write F. W. WILLIAMS, 400 Manhattan Ave., New York. THE RAILROADS AND LAND LAWS Repeal of Bad Laws Should be Made if Railroads do Favor Such Action. The opponents in Congress of any legislation to repeal the land laws have largely refused to meet the question upon its merits and have exhausted their oratory in charging the great railroads of the West with being behind the movement tor the purpose ot in creasing the value of their own lands. It is a fact that the great transcontinental lines have sup ported the campaign to repeal the Timber and Stone Act, the com mutation clause of the Homestead Act and the Desert Land Act, which it is well known are con stantly being used to acquire great bodies of land without resi dence and settlement. James J. Hill, the president of the Great Northern, which owns no land, has actively favored the irrigation and land repeal policy for several years, and in a speech January 14, before the Minnesota Agricul tural Society, he specifically urged that these three laws should be repealed. It is not difficult to see why Mr. Hill and all the great roads run ning lines through the desert States, whether they own land or not, should favor the repeal of these laws, especially the Desert Land Law and the commutation clause of the Homestead Law, which operate almost solely to build up great cattle and sheep estates and tend to retard home making and put off settlement in definitely What the Great Northern and the Northern Pa cific and the Burlington and the Union Pacific and all the roads desire above all things is settle ment and population along their lines. They want 160-acre farms, not great cattle ranges with twenty miles between shacks, for the farms will bring them traffic beyond the ranges ten to one. Men from the Northwest say that what has built up the Great Northern to its present highly prosperous condition has been the rapid advance in settlement and cultivation of the territory through which the road runs. James J. Hill, the great railroad man and financier that he is, it is said would rather than anything else go and sit down with some old farmer along his line and discuss for an hour the best methods for him and his neighbors to improve their stock and breed it up and improve their methods of cultiva tion and introduce new and better crops and get bigger yields per acre. The direction of attention to the gain which will come to the railroads through the supposed ad vance of their lands if the federal land laws are repealed is a clever shift which has been put forward as a reason why these laws should not be repealed, and saves the land grabbers the necessity of meeting the issue squarely. Con sidered carefully it is demagogy, based upon the assumption that because the railroads are urging any legislation some people will turn against that legislation, what ever it may be. As a matter of fact, how will the repeal of the Insert Land Act, for instance, e.^'ance the value of the several million acres of land owned by the various railroads? That land is held mostly at $1.25 per acre and the railroads are glad to get that for it, especially if they can get some body to settle upon it. The de lenders of the Desert Land Law claim that in order to get title from the government it requires an expenditure of at least $4.25 per acre—a cash outlay of $1 per acre per year for three years and $1.25 additional payment to the government. If there is any railroad land desired for agricul ture where land is being taken up under the Desert Land Law, would it not to-day be purchased preferably at $1.25 from the rail roads than at $4.25 per acre? Much the same may be said of the commutation clause of the Homestead Law, which requires a residence of fourteen months and a payment of $1.25 per acre. If there is any railroad land which is competing with homestead land that is being commuted, would it not be purchased outright from the railroads to-day at $1.25 per acre rather than from the govern ment at the same price when the government also requires fourteen months’ residence? And always the real settler has the privilege of going upon 160 acres of government land any where and homesteading it and living upon it and getting it for absolutely nothing—free for his residence upon it. But even granting the claims of Senator Hansbrough, of North Dakota, where the commutation clause has been freely utilized to enable cattlemen to increase their land holdings, and of Senator Clark, of Wyoming, and Senator Warren, of Wyoming, where the Desert Land Act has resulted in the acquirement of immense landed estates into single owner ship for the purpose of cattle and sheep ranging, and of Senator Dubois, of Idaho, where the com mutation clause has been found most useful to big timber syndi cates in stealing great tracts of j government forest land, and various others—granting their claim, for the sake of argument, that the railroads will benefit their property by the repeal of these land-stealing laws, is that any sufficient reason, as Congressman Reeder, of Kansas, said in a speech the other day, why they should not be repealed? Is that a reason worthy of statesmen why the best of the remaining public lands—lands which can later be irrigated and made to support families upon twenty and forty acre tracts—should be practically stolen from the government through a set of land laws so loose and so open to evasion that millions of acres are going through them every year without settlement and without home building—laws so miserably constructed and cap able of abuse that since national irrigation became a fixed policy the public land disposals have in creased annually by leaps and bounds—increased from 8,453, 896.92 acres in 1898 to 9,182,413.16 in 1899, to 13,453,887.96 in 1900, to 15,562,796.30 in 1901, to 19,488, 535.30 in 1602, to 22,824,299 acres in 1903, and at the present rate of increase will be fully 25,000,000 acres in 1904? The railroads are openly in favor of the repeal of these laws. They are showing but common sense and business wisdom in urging such legislation and doing everything they can to promote it, for they desire to see their lines built up and their freight traffic increased by the shipment of varied agricultural products, and this can only be accomplished by settlement and population and farming and growing agricultural diversification rather than live stock ranging for the next fifty years. HU Note Grew. A good joke is told on a gentle man in a neighboring town who had for some time been troubled with pimples on his nose and con cluded that it was time todo some thing for it So he looked around in the pantry and found a bottle of liniment which he applied twice a day to bis nose for several days. In the meantime his nose got no better, but instead began to assume gigantic proportions. At last he consulted his wife about it and asked her advice. She asked him what he had been doing for it and be said he had been using that liniment in the pantry. ‘‘What liniment,” she asked and he got the bottle and showed her. ‘‘Well, of all the fools, you do beat all,” screamed his wife. “That ain’t liniment; that is a bottle of bust developer that Mary sent to St Louis for.”— Emery County Progress. MININGp^l FORTY-THIRD TEAS- £ i\ I'llkl 48P«fea i Weekly < niiotratcd. INDISPENSABLE TO MINING MEN. $3 PER YEAR, POSTPAID. BXXD FOB SAMPLE COPT. MINING—Scientific PRESS 330 MARKET ST., BAH FRANCISCO, CA John Lothrop^* Attorney'-at-'Law and Notary Public. Will practice in all Courts in the State. Office in the Court House, Dayton, Nevada. i >-“# H. PILKINCTON, LL. B. Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law j Notary Public Office — Virginia Street, Craig's Addition Yerington, Nev. Anchor Lodge No. 12. A. O. U. W YERINGTON. - NEVADA. Holds meetings 2d a 4th Mondays in each Month, In Leavitt’s Hall, Main Street. B. H. Rhymers, M. W. 4—-—-4 f---1 N. W. 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