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County Times. VOL. XLIX. _YERINGTON, NEVADA, SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1907. NUMBER 20. LYON COUNTY TIMES. Published every Saturday morning by X*. vt/ • J#" Editor and Proprietor terms: One Year..$ 3.00 six Months.,. 1.75 Single Copies:. ,10 All subscriptions must be paid in advance. Entered at the Postoffice. Yerington. Nevada, is second-class mail matter. BRIEF MENTION S. H. Baker, City Attorney, paid Reno a business visit this week. (kiod strings of cottontails are being bagged these balmy evenings. A stationary engineer wants steady position. Inquire at this office. George F. West is home from Costa \ Rica, having arrived last week. Charlie Gruber came up from Haw thorne the first of the week and spent a few days in camp. W. G. Lovie came in from Goldfield Wednesday where he had been on a short business trip. Otto Trubert left Wednesday for his home in Cripple Creek, Colorado, where he expects to remain for several months. G. S. Haff, a mining man of Oregon, and F. W. Olwell, of Reno, were arriv als here Thursday to look over the dis trict. Wing Lee, the Chinese laundryman, has opened a new laundry on a lot in the rear of Broadway. Send your clothes to him. Grant Snyder, of the Malachite Co. lias been in camp this week arranging for future heavy development work on tiie property. W. D. Kennedy, of Buckskin, arrived here Wednesday from the Fast, where he had been on a visit to friends and relatives, and continued on to Buckskin Thursda}-. Janies Sword, connected with Dr. Bowes, of Tonopali and Goldfield, paid Yerington a visit this week. He came in from Lulling where he had also been examining copper properties. Ten airloads of lumber arrived at Wa buska last week for the Tonopali Lum ber Co. and five carloads for other parties. The lumber is coming into Yerington for building purposes as fast as teams can haul it. Teams of all kin Is are in great de mand here. The Yerington Realty Syn dicate is having a hard time to get men, teams and scrapers for street grading purposes. Anybody having teams carr probably find all the work they can do by coming here. When the cold winds dry and crack the skin a box of salve can save much dis comfort. In buying salve look for the name on the lx>x to avoid any imitations, and be sure you get the original DeWitt’s Witch Hazel Salve. Sold by G. I. Leeav itt & Son. J. H. Merchant, of Omaha, and R. E. Blackman, of Chicago, paid Yerington a visit this week. They were looking over the district and the city with a view of locating here in some line of business, and may make Yerington their home in the near future. In an item regarding the new hotel being built in Buckskin we stated last week that the size of the building would be 24x40. H. S. Kitts, one of the pro prietors of the new liote, writes us that the dimensions of the building will be 30x75 feet, two stories. W. F. Watson, of Chicago, and Mr. Higgins, of Denver, were arrivals here from Goldfield last Saturday by automo bile to look over the district with a view of becoming interested here. They have their eye on some properties they would like to take hold of and will be here again soon, most likely. Gently moves the bowels and at the same time stops the cough. Bee’s Lax ative Cough Syrup. Contains Honey and Tar. No opiates. Best for coughs, colds, croup and whooping cough. Sat isfaction guaranteed. Children like it. Mothers indorse it. Sold by Yerington Drug Co. Max Junghandel, mining man and promoter returned last Sunday after a two months’ absence in the East, and left Tuesday for Carson. He expects to spend the next few weeks in the north ern part of Eureka county, and will make headquarters at Beowawe. Mr, James Murray accompanied Mr. Jung handel on this trip. “They like the taste as well as maple , sugar’’ is what one mother wrote of Ken nedy’s Laxative (containing) Honey and Tar. This modern cough syrup is abso lutely free from any opiate or narcotic, and does not stupefy or constipate. Con forms to the National Pure Food and Drug Law. Sold bv G. I. Leavitt & Son. Two buckskin mules have been lost from Gardnerville; brand L on the hip; reward of $25 to finder. Leave word with George Etchart, Commercial Hotel, Reno. ACTIVITY ON EAST WALKER ,.rJ',l?ere ,s much activity in the East Walker section these days. Chas. G. Sclireiber was in from that district this week He, with F. W. Waite, Jas. Nel son, Rosco Ray and Willard and Yates, the two latter of Chicago, located some nice looking claims about twelve miles from the Charlebois ranch about a year ago. They are now starting to develop this property and are driving a tunnel for this purpose. The ledge has not yet been crosscut and it is not known what its width may be. The ore gives assay values of $11.85 per ton in gold and silver and about one and three-quarter per cent copper. Mr. Yates was out from Chicago recently and inspected the property, returning to his home last week. A company is to be organized to develop the ground held by these people and it is reported that there are splendid indications for copper in the claims. At Eugene Copper Gulch, on old Reservation ground, Judge Terrell and the Wilson Bros., the former one of the early Goldfield leasers, have some prom ising claims. This ground lies over.the summit from the .Sclireiber property, and a tunnel 150 feet in length is all in ore, showing an immense ledge. This ore gives an average assay according to report of $58.65 per ton in gold, silver and copper. There is no sign of a w-all in the tunnel yet, so it is not knowm how- wide the ledge may be. Develop ment work is being actively prosecuted. EASTERN STAR ORGANIZED Grand Worthy Matron, Mrs. Butler, of Sparks, and Grand Secretary-, Mrs. Berner, of Sparks, and Grand Worthy Patron, Rev. Mr. Bellam, of Sparks, were here last Monday- and that night organized Neomi Chapter of Eastern Star. The follow-ing officers were elected to serve for the ensuing year: Worthy Matron, Mrs. Josie L. Davidson; Worthy Patron, B. H. Reymers; Associate Mat ron. Mrs. Della Hoppin; Secretary, T. H. Hoppin; Treasurer, Mrs. Annie Rey mers; Conductress, Mrs. Annie E. Car roll; Associate Conductress, Mrs. Mary Archer; Chaplain, Mrs. Minnie Knierim; Marshal, Mrs. Larue; Organist, Mrs." Murcliie; Ada, Mrs. Dr. Smith; Ruth, Mrs. Sticknev, Esther, Mrs. Ambrose, Martha, Mrs. Lam, Electa, Mrs. Leavitt; Warder, Mrs. Hernleben; Sentinel, W. G. Larue. After the installation a pleas ant time was indulged in and the assem blage adjourned to the Commercial Hotel dining room where a sumptuous banquet was set. Many appropriate toasts were given and at a late hour the merry crowd returned to their homes satisfied that they had accomplished a good work. FORGE INCREASED Messrs. Boak and McIntosh, who re cently purchased the Mountain View and Big Twenty mining properties, just east of Yerington, put twenty more miners to work on the property this week. They are extending the tunnel run on the Mountain View by the former owners and crosscutting at differ points, also trenching the ground on both claims. The ’i£.w owners are very much pleased with their investment as the ground is showing up exceedingly well in many places, and there are indications that the property will prove to be one of the big gest and richest within the old Reserva tion lines. There are also a number of claims adjoining the property that will be heard of before long. WALKER RANGE CO The Walker Range Mining Company which has some promising property in the district about 40 miles south of Yer ington, is now developing its property wite flattering results. This company has five claims on Queen Mountain, two of which show a five-foot ledge which can be traced 3,000 feet on the surface, and from which the ore assays $30 in gold and $10 in silver. On the other three claims there is a three-foot ledge which gives assays from $20 to $84 in gold. A shaft is being sunk on one of these claims and a tunnel is being run the five-foot ledge. It is now in on the ledge 30 feet. A lower tunnel is con templated which will crosscut the ledge at a depth of 500 feet from the surface. CHURCH NOTICE The Quarterly Conference of the Yer ington charge will be held at the church this afternoon (May 18) to commence at 2:30 p. m. All the officials are request ed to be present. The Rev. Geo. C. King will preach at the Methodist church both morning and evening. The Sacrament of the lord’s Supper will be administered at the close of the morning sermon. All are cor dially invited to be present at these ser vices. ___ WHITE FRONT L0D6IN6 HOUSE Mrs. M. E. May has opened the above named lodging house, two doors south of Parker & Ross’ butcher shop. Good, clean beds always on hand. Beds can be secured at any hour of night. NEW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Last Tuesday night over 150 people congregated in the room in the new Leavitt building for the purpose of or ganizing a Chamber of Commerce. Near ly all of the business men of the town were present and many who are com parative strangers but who expect to be permanent residents of the city. Several short talks were made by different per sons and then the business of organiza tion was taken up. W. D. Davidson was elected President of the Chamber, E. H. Evans, Secretary and E. R. Lam, E. H. Whitacre and E. A. Dyer were appointed as a finance committee. A committee of ways and means consisting of twenty members of the boosting ele ment of the camp was also appointed. During Monday and Tuesday a self constituted committee canvassed the town and secured over one hundred names of people who agreed to pay an initiation fee of $5 to become members of the Chamber. At the meeting a goodly amount of this money was paid in and it has now nearly all been col lected. The meeting was a very enthusiastic one and the boosting spirit seemed to be abroad. Everybody recognized the fact that the possibilities are great for making of Yerington one of the prettiest and best little cities in the State and were anxious to see things move along to this end. The meeting adjourned after it had been decided to acquire the Goldfield habit of progression, and a call was made for the meeting of the Ways and Means Committee tomorrow afternoon at 3:30. Now then, keep your eye on Yer ington . PROCLAMATION To the People of the City of Yerington, Lyon County, Nevada, Greeting: — I, Judson G. R. Smith, Mayor of the city of Yerington, State of Nevada, at the request of the Chamber of Com merce and the good people of the city, in and for the city of Yerington, do hereby ask and recommend support and assistance on May 20, 1907, in cleaning up the city of all refuse, garbage, tin cans, etc., that it may be hauled away by team in the afternoon of said daj’. It is hoped that every man, woman and child will set apart this day to beau tify our little city and make it more presentable to ourselves and the strang ers that we are about to ask to come and help build one of the best cities in the State—the city of trees and evergreens. Signed: JUDSON G. R. SMITH, Mayor. DISASTROUS FIRE Last Sunday afternoon the residence of Mrs. Lou Meadows on her ranch just this side of Wabuska, was burned to the ground. The blaze caught in the roof on the outside from Sparks from the stove. Mrs. Meadows had been in Yerington during the day and had re turned home and built a fire preparatory to getting supper. She noticed the blaze soon after it started and a couple of buckets of water would have quenched the flames then had there been anybody there to do the work. Mrs. Meadows was alone and tried to get things out of the building. The house is a total loss and nearly all the contents were de stroyed. It is only about two years ago that Mr. and Mrs. Meadows lost their old house on the ranch in the same man ner. __ STRIKE BROMIDE SILVER A strike of rich bromide silver ore was made last week near Cottonwood Creek, near the old Blanchard mine, by H. S. Morgan and M. M. Ariche. The strike has created quite an excitement in that section. There are two parallel ledges in each of which there is a 16 to 18 inch vein of very rich ore running up in the hundreds of dollars. Messrs. Shores, Knudson and Gambel have located six claims adjoining the new strike and have some excellent showings on the surface. Prospectors are flocking to the new find and by this time the ground has probably been located for miles around the original strike. DEATH DT M BELL News was received here this week of the death of Mrs. Walter Bell, at her home in Goldyke on the 9th inst. Her funeral took place in Reno on the 13th inst. under the auspices of the Women of Woodcraft. Mrs. Bell was formerly a Miss Thomas, of Berlin, Nye county. She leaves a husband, mother, sister and two children to mourn her loss. Mr. and Mrs. Bell were quite well known in this valley and Walter has the sym pathy of a host of friends here in hi6 great loss.__ SMALL RANCH FOR SALE Situated in Smith Valley, good loca tion and good water right; also personal property goes with ranch. For further information call on or address L. R. AMES, Smith, Nevada. WATER COMPANY LETS CONTRACTS The National Wood Pipe Company, of San Francisco, has been given the con tract to supply the pipe for the Yering ton Water Works. . At the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Yerington Water Company held last Tuesday, three and a half miles of pipe were ordered and the directors say they expect to in crease the order to five miles within a few weeks. The redwood pipe is con sidered more lasting in our alkaline soils than the Oregon pine pipe would be though the latter costs less. The pipe ordered is specially strength ened by wire wrapping to stand the pressure of 250 feet head. This would be about 108 lbs pressure to the square inch. The fire pressure for the city will be 80 pounds to the square inch and the ordinary service pressure from 25 lbs to 35 lbs to the square inch. The Board of Directors at the same meeting let the contract for the pump ing machinery to the G. W. Price Pump Co., of San Francisco. There will be two pumps which can be used singly or coupled so as to double the quantity of water for the ordinary service or double the pressure for fire service. They will be run by a 30-h. p. motor with power obtained from the Truckee General Elec tric Co. and as a reserve in the event the electric power is shut off there will be a 40-h. p. Callahan Gasoline Engine to run the pumps. CITY COUNCIL’S FIRST MEETING The Yerington City Council held its first meeting on Monday night of this week and transacted the following busi ness. All present except Councilman Gallagher. The oaths of officers were filed with City Clerk Powers. A resolution was passed appointing S. H. Baker as City Attorney at a salary of $50 per month. W. H. Slingerland was elected Chief of Police with a salary of $75 per month Dr. G. E. Eeavitt was elected as Health Officer of the city with no swdarv. The bond of City Clerk was fixed at $5,000. The meeting then adjourned to May 16. At the meeting on the 16th Geo. Estes was appointed deputy police at a salary of $75 per month. Estes was ordered to begin night patrol duty of the city at once. The Chief of Police was ordered to haul gravel and fill the pot holes on Main street at once. Councilman Snyder was instructed to interview the County Commissioners re garding a county jail for city purposes. The meeting then adjourned to May 17. SHORT DAYTON LOCALS Mr. Carson has returned to his home in Salt Lake. Mrs. R. A. Cooke is returned from a California trip. Mrs. D. W. Melarkey is visiting Mrs. Will Gruber, of Reno. Mrs. Matt Tailleur has gone to Rhyo lite to join her husband. George Rammelkamp has sold his Dayton residence to Mike Quilici. Mrs. J. C. Conway, of Mound House, paid Dayton friends a visit Sunday. Mrs. Tom Pepper and children, of So daville, are visiting relatives and friends. Mrs. H. Gifter and family, of Carson, have been visiting Mrs. R. Schooley the past week. George P. Randall and Mrs. Dollie King and children have returned from a pleasure and health-seeking trip to Cali fornia. WHERE A MAR CAR 6ET A BRIDE BE TWEEN HIS SALAD AND ENTREE. Denver has a restaurant where a man can win a bride between the salad and the entree. It is near the Denver court house, whose statesmen say the proprie tress knows how to make a good meal as well as a match. In order to get so ciety into action, she endeavored to in sert the following delicious ad. in the newspapers. But the managers wiggled and refused. Here it is, and the ad writer for the Caliph Haroun el Raschid could not have done better: “Wives furnished for eligible gentle men without delay. Why waste time in writing and exchanging photographs? Our combination cafe and marriage bu reau saves time and brokers commis sions. Meet your wife at the dinner table. Get something good to eat and get acquainted at the same time. You’d have to eat somewhere anyhow. Let us know by phone the kind you prefer, and we will do the rest. Cozy corners, soft lights and dreamy music without extra charge. Finest a la carte service in the city. Get in now while the good ones last. You’ll never be any younger.” The pousse cafe courtship is not a bad idea. It might not produce as stalwart a country vote as the old oaken bucket plan. LOFTIIS & DAVIS BUY PROPERTY A mining sale of five copper claims took place here this week, Loft us and Davis, the well known operators of Goldfield, taking over the property of \V. N. Wood and associates. This prop* erty is located about eight miles east of Yerington and it is understood that the price paid for it, including some other locations adjoining, is $12,000. There are 'ome excellent copper showings on the Avalanche group, formerly the Wood property, and the new owners are going to do some active development work on the ground. The property was taken over after it had been carefully inspected by C. S. Thomas, expert for the Loftus and Davis people, and Mr. Davis paid the camp a visit this week to look at the property himself. Loftus and Davis have been phenomenally successful in their operations in the southern country and are hustling people. They will soon make a mine out of their new posses sions or prove that there is no mine there. The Timbs is glad to see them enter the Yerington district, as we are advised that they have other things in view in this vicinity. FORTY-THOUSAND DOLLAR ORE FIND The old Red Canyon district, some 18 miles west of Yerington, is again the scene of much activity owing to the dis covery of copper ore on several claims adjoining the Copper King group. The district is swarming with prospectors fol lowing up the snow line. Everybody in the district is excited on account of the rich strike made on the 15th of this month by the Jessen Bros. Assays from this find run as high as #40,000 in gold. The strike was made three miles west of Red Canyon, close to Ml. Siegel. New finds in copper, silver and lead ore are being recorded every day. The formation is granite and lime, and on the Utica group of five claims there are some excellent showings well worthy of following up. The country contains plenty of wood and water which condition will facilitate mining considerably. LET’S CELEBRATE Shall we celebrate the Fourth of July in Yerington ? It has been a long time since we had an old-time Fourth of July celebration and it’ is time now to get busy if we are to have on this year. But a little over a month remains in which to make arrangements, and that is not long if we intend to celebrate the day right. There is no reason why we cannot arrange a good program with races and games ami and a grand ball and pyrotechnic display in the evening. The event could be well advertised if steps are taken now, and undoubtedly many outsiders would visit us. The people from the desert cities of the southern section would be glad to spend a couple of days in the shady groves about Yerington. Besides, many people would come just to see the town and a celebration would be one of the best advertising schemes that could be de vised. Get busy ! VITOGRAPHSHOWS A number of Yerington people are arranging to establish a vitograpli thea ter to give the public some amusement. The company will endeavor to obtain all the new things in the shape of moving pictures and will give a dance every Friday night. A fine orchestra of four pieces will be organized and the Owl Hall has been leased foe these purposes for the balance of the year. The first dance under the auspices of this organ ization will take place next Friday even ing. _ STRAYED OR STOLEN Two brown mare mules escaped from corral at Scliurz; mules are large, weigh ing about 1150 each; dark colored one has small slit in ear; both are branded on left thigh with figure 2 with a bar over it thus Finder will receive a reward of $25 on returning animals to J. C. Gallagher, Yerington, Nevada. CARD OF THANKS We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the many kind friends and neighbors who, by their many kind acts and sympathy, helped to make our bur den less and our grief lighter in the hour of affliction in the loss of our be loved daughter and sister. Mr. & Mrs. A. H. Forbush & Family. F. D. Goodale, who has some inter ests in Buckskin, was an arrival from his home in Denver this week to look over this district. Mr. Goodale is an old newspapar man, therefore veryopto mistic regarding what he has already seen of the district. Leverich and McTaggart have opened a very cosy resort in the old Segal store building on Main street. They expect to have an opening night soon.