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Relief Measure Eextends Time
to July 1—President Affixes
His Signature
31.—President today signed bill
extending time for assessment
work to July first.
The bill extending the time In
which assessment work may be done
on mining claims for the year 1920
until July 1, 1921. has been passed
by Congress and the signature of
President Wilson affixed yesterday
made it a law.
The bill as first introduced pro
vided for the changing of the period
in which work must be done from the
calendar year to a fiscal year end
ing July 1. It was found that such
a measure would entail prolonged de
bate, so the present emergency was
substituted and passed. The original
measure is now in the hands of the
senate committee on mines and will
receive attention later.
Following is the text of the relief
measure just passed:
"A Bill extending the time for the
doing of annual assessment work on
mining claims for the year 1920 to
and including July 1, 1921.
“Be it enacted by the senate and
house of representatives of the Unit
ed States of America in congress as
sembled that the period within which
work may be performed or improve
ments made for the year 1920. upon
mining claims, as required under sec
tion 2324, of the Revised Statutes of
the United States, is hereby extend
ed to and including the first day of
July, 1921; so that work done or im
provements made upon any mining
claim in the United States or Alaska
on or before July 1, 1921, shall have
the same effect as if the same had
been performed within the calendar
year of 1920. Provided, that this act
shall not in any way change or modi
fy the requirements of existing law’
as to the work to be done or improve
ments made upon mining claims for
the year 1921—Nevada Mining Press.
That the Southern Pacific Railroad
must electrize its lines wherever it
is possible to develop electricity by
the use of water power, is the opin
ion of the California Oil World, an
authority on oil in California. The
Oil World declares that the railroad
company, if’ it continues to use oil
fuel, must increase its own output 50
per cent, which it says is impossible.
"To get the oil from other sources,
except temporarily until other ar
rangements can be made, is imprac
tical, for California’s entire produc
tion cannot meet present demands,
and the railroad’s demands will in
crease, not decrease.” The paper
says that the return to the use of
coal on some divisions might bring
temporary relief, but that in the end
“electrification of all or a large part
of the California lines may be con
sidered as practically certain.” The
Santa Fe is in the same fix. though
its needs for an increased supply of
fuel are not as acute as those of the
Southern Pacific. This work when
undertaken will create a market for
thousands of tons of copper wire.
Within a few years the huge stocks
of copper metal that now are so bur
densome will have vanished. Six
years ago California had a surplus
of fifty million barrels of oil held in
storage tanks and ‘selling agancies
were seeking markets in the four
corners of the world to lighten the
'burden. Now the demand for petro
leum and its products far exceeds
the output, although the world’s pro
duction has greatly increased.—Ne
vada Mining Press.
Now comes a Chicago man with
this query: “If the w_smen do form
a third political party will their em
blem be the spare-rib?”
There is always room for improve
ment—and it’s about the only room
you don’t have to pay any rent for.
Many a woman who is compelled
to ride in a Ford wishes bustles had
not gone out of style.
Gathering of Stockmen of the
State at Reno to Discuss
Important Questions
The annual meeting of the Nevada
Livestock Association will be held in
Reno at the Odd Fellows’ Lodge
Rooms January 7 and 8, 1921.
Many federal and state officials
will meet with the stockmen and as
sit in the deliberations. These in
clude Senator-elect Oddle, Congress
man-elect Arentz, Governor Boyle,
state senators and assemblymen, rail
road officials, forest service officials,
U. S. Bureau and Biological Survey
officials, representatives of the state
boards of sheep and stock commis
sioners and others.
The program will include talks up
on current subjects of intetrest to
ranchers and stockgrowers by many
of these officials and will be of great
value in solving the many perplexing
problems confronting the state.
Don’t stay at home and growl—
come out, put your shoulder to the
wheel with your neighbor, and—
Las Vegas Post of the American
Legion held Its election of officers
Monday evening at Co-operative
Hall, a large number of the members
being present.
Those elected for the ensuing term
are as follows:
Commander—A. N. Doak.
Vice-Oommander—Munro S. Brown
Post Adjutant—Lloyd R. Ullom.
Treasurer—Leo A. McNamee.
Plans for the organization of a
Women's Auxiliary were discussed
and the matter placed in the hands of
a committee consisting of Lloyd R.
Ullom, W. R. Burns and A. N. Doak,
with instructions to report at the
next meeting.
A committee was also appoined to
confer with the City Library board
and the Mesquite Club, regarding the
use of the library building for post
club rooms.
After the conclusion of the business
the members partook of a luncheon
of sandwiches and coffee, after which
cigars wTere lighted and an hour or
two spent in recounting experiences.
The next meeting of the post is
called for January 10 and all members
are urged to be present.
The Yellow Pine Mining Company
has applied to the Public Service
Commission of Nevada for permission
to furnish electric light and power
to the inhabitants of Goodsprings,
Nevada, without becoming a public
service corporation. A contract has
been submitted for the approval of
the Commission providing for a rate
! of fifty cents per month for each
sixteen-candle power light used, or
its equivalent, with a provision that
this rate may be raised if it is not
found to be compensatory.
George Ehret. manager of the Ne
vada Lime and Rock Company at
Sloan, Nevada, was seriously injured
by a fulminating cap which exploded
in his hand, Tuesday.
Mr. Ehret was on the hill above
the quarry putting in a shot to open
up some new ground. He was pinch
ing a cap onto a fuse when the cap
exploded, shattering his left hand and
tearing his abdomen. The shock
threw him off the cliff and he fell
about 25 feet, sustaining some minor
injuries in the fall.
Drs. Martin and Mildren were call
en and went to Sloan and dressed the
wounds of the injured man.
Mr. Ehret came to the Las Vegas
Hospital Thursday morning and was
given treatment of anti-tetanus sy
rum. Although the injuries are se
rious and very painful, it is hoped
that the patient will make a rapid
1 GUIDO: At Main and Lewis streets
in this city Tuesday, December 21.
1920, to Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Guido, a
Sale of Martin-Ronnow Prop
erty Forcasts Great Activity
In Near Future
Dr. R. W. Martin and C. C. Ronnow j
have sold their gypsum property, lo
cated seven miles northeast of Ve
gas, to J. Harvey Pierce, of Los An- j
geles, the consideration to be paid
being $25,000.
Mr. Pierce is an old hand in the
gypsum business. He is making plans
to begin development of the proper
ty on a large scale at an early date.
Preparations are being made to ship
a big tonnage of crude rock gypsum
and also to establish a grinding plant
of the property, from which the
ground gypsum will be put on the
Among Mr. Pierce’s other plans, is
the building of a narrow gauge rail-1
road from Vegas to the claims, to fa-1
cilitate moving the product. It is
said that approximately 400 tons per
day will be shipped when operations
are in full swing.
Samuel S. Arentz, congressman
elect, addressed the open session of
the teachers Institute this morning
at the Reno High School, where over
400 teachers answered roll call. The
program was also changed to ac
comodate C. L. Miel, assistant thrift
director of California, who addressed
the assembly on ‘‘Thrift Education.”
Miel’s speech was originally ched
uled for Wednesday morning.
Arentz expressed the desire that
Nevada have the very best schools
possible and said he should devote
his efforts in Washington to making
it a reality. He stated he was strong
ly in favor of consolidated schools j
which he believes to be a benefit to
both the pupil and parent. He said
there was a greater opportunity for
civic pride where consolidated schools
existed. Miel stated that the people
of the United States, while they were
once frugal, now belonged to the
most wasteful and selfish nation. He
pointed out that ninety per cent of
the automobiles manufactured were
owned by the people of America. He
said that $2,000,000,000 a year was
spent on candy, while only $780,000,
000 was spent on agriculture and
$764,000,000 on education. He sug
gested that this tendency be over
come by training children in schools
to uphold thrift. A practical way to
accomplish this he said was to in
troduce a commercial bank managed
by the students in the school.—Reno
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C. P. Kuhman, engine inspector, is
back on his job after spending seven
days under the doctor’s care in Los
| Angeles.
Bill Nusser, air inspector, had one
of his stockholders out Tuesday ev
ening looking over his oil well back
of the round house.
Boiler Maker H. G. Grtsman is
back on his shift after spending
Christmas in San Bernardino.
Julius (Shorty) DeBrink and A. A.
Richards, machinists helpers, have
returned after a nine days’ visit to
1 Los Angeles.
Harry Anderson is back after
spending the holidays with Ills folks
in Abiline, Kansas. He reports that
the weather there was cold and dis
agreeable, and that he is glad to be
back in the Nevada sunshine.
Carl Law, boiler maker, is now
speeding about town in an Oidsmo
C. E .Whitney, boiler maker, is
j laid up with a severe cold.
Chas. Koecke, night machinist,
was off several days on account of a
bruised hand. By special request, Ed.
Gillette, night round house foreman,
carved the turkey for Mr. and Mrs.
Koecke on Christmas day.
Paul Fresh, boiler inspector, is
; now taking a course in a correspond
j cnee school on “deer huntinc.”
Engines Nos. 3701, 3710, 3711,
1 3505, 3626, 3665 and 3402 arc now in
the back shop for general repairs.
There is (this difference between
death and taxes-^you know you will
sometimes get through dying.

Old “Mexican” Mine Near Oak
Spring Relocated and Com
pany Incorporated
The El Picacho Mining Company,
recently incorporated, held its or
ganization meeting in this city yes
terday, electing the following offi
B. M. Bower, president
Roy N. Bower, vice-president.
E. C. Ironside, secretary and treas
The El Picacho Mine is the famous
old “Mexican Mine” at Oak Spring,
near the Groom Mine. It has a his
tory full of romance, having been
worked by two Mexicans along in
the seventies. They took from the
property quantities of very rich sil
ver ore which they packed on mules
to Reveille. These two Mexicans
disappeared under mysterious circum
stances and for years the mine was
lost although many searched the
country for it. When it was finally
relocated the fabulously rich silver
ore could not be found, although two
veins of fairly rich silver, lead and
copper, with some gold, were uncov
No serious effort was made to de
velop the claims and they passed
through various hands, title finally
lapsing by reason of failure to ful
fill the legal requirements.
Last summer the claims were re
located by B. M. Bower, who was
spending the summer at Oak Spring.
Since that time development work
has proceeded steadily. A strong
vein of lead and silver, it is said, has
been uncovered, besides several oth
er veins, all dipping toward a com
mon point in Oak Spring Butte.
The ore is a fine fluxing ore, which
is said to be very desirable ofr
nmelters. Work will proceed during
the winter, the plan being to open
up the ore body before spring, when
shipping will begin.
Adjutant General Sullivan has re
ceived the following letter from Doc
tor Charles W. Berry, of the Amer
ican Red Cross'
“The American Red Cross is de
sirous of enlisting for service among
the children of Eastern Europe a
number of medical men.
“The service is particularly suita
ble for recent graduates of hospitals
who are more or less free to spend
a year in the practice of their pro
fession in Europe.
“The remuneration will be sufficient
to represent an adequate salary and
living expenses. All transportation
will be furnished.
“These men are needed within the
next few weeks. Please address at
once, giving age details of education
and medical experience to Charles
W. Berry, M. D., American Red
Cross, 44 East 23rd Street, New
York City."
Vegas Lodge No. 32, F. & A. M.,
Installed officers to serve for the
coming year, the evening of St. John’s
Day, Monday, December 27. Past
Master Henry M. Lillis was the in
stalling officer and Past Master W. B.
Mundy served as marshal.
The following were installed:
W. M.—A. W. Ham.
S. W.—A. S. Jones.
J. W.—W. L. Scott.
Treasurer—Ed. Von Tobel.
Secretary—H. M. Lillis.
S. D.—Wilfred G. Fulton.
J. D.—W. E. Griffith.
Jr. Stewart—Harry T Coffey.
Tyler—W. B. Mundy.
Chaplain—Donald McCall.
Following the instalation the ta
bes were set and a bountiful lunch
eon was served. A pleasant feature
of the occasion was the presentation
to the newly installed Master, of a
beautiful silver mounted gavel, sent
j from Los Angeles by Mr. Ham’s fath
j er and mother.
We can’t see why Greece insists
on having a king. It’s so much easier
to cuss a president and get by with
Ship Dropped From the Sky
This Morning—Another Com
ing This Afternoon
Las Vegas is receiving some at
tention from the aviators
This morning a ship dropped in at
Anderson field, piloted by Mr. C. O.
Prest. who was here Thanksgiving.
He is accompanied by two mechani
cians and is engaged in making
flights with passengers today.
This jafternoon the Age received
the following message:
Victorville, Cal.. Jan. 1. 1921, 1:20
p. m.—Airplane leaving here now.
Will land at Vegas today. Carry
passengers tomorrow at five dollars
each. Bob Hausler.
This indicates that Sunday will be
enlivened by the presence of two air
planes, and the prices seem to be low
enough so that everybody can afford
to take a flier.
Proposal Made That Water Be
Diverted From Black Can
yon For Irrigation
PHOENIX, Dec. 27—A movement
has been started in Phoenix toward
a survey of contour lines, and of
lands lying within Arizona and along
the course of the Colorado River to
determine the part that the state
shal ltake in seeking a part of the
benefit from the impoundment of
the flow of the great stream and
from the water power that is to be
This task has been entered on at
the suggestion of Geo. H. Maxwell,
director of the National Reclamation
Association, and will be carried to
the Legislature on the basis of a
resolution that now is being fromed
by a committee selected at a Cham
ber of Commerce “town meeting,”
this meeting being one representative
of both local business and agricul
tural interests.
Plan Great Ditch.
Tentative plan have been made for
a great ditch, possibly 125 feet wide,
16 feet deep, and several hun
dred miles long, that will have its
head at a 400-foot storage, diversion
and power generation dam in one of
the lower gorges of the Colorado,
probably in Black canyon, some dis
tance below the mouth of the Virgin
River. Much land for reclamation is
available within Mohave county,
while the contour, mith a canal fall
canal’s course. There would be a
return toward the river, as the
mountains narrow toward the chan
nel, opening again below Bill Wil
liams fork into the great plain that
stretches eastward and southward
from Parker. Still beyond, from
the same great canal, could be a
broadening of the cultivated land
eastward and southward from Yuma,
while the contorr, with a canal fall
of about a foot to the mile, is ex
jpected to take the canal to a point
| on the Gila, where its waste waters
| could be discharged into the Senti
I nel storage reservoir, a project long
I considered.
A 500 foot dam contour line might
j even reach to Arlington, fifty miles
southwest of Phoenix, embracing a
vast expanse of land north of Gila
Apprehension Felt.
At the local meeting there was
agreement that Arizonas would as
sist in the development of Colorado
River water power by either public
or private enterprise, but there was
expression of apprehension that con
struction of a dam at Boulder Can
yon might serve to prevent similar
| construction in Black Canyon.
The latter is considered the proper
site for a dam that might supply the
east side lands, but It might be placed
in the position that its complete fill
ing would be legally impossible, for
it lies less than twenty miles below
the Boulder Canyon site and the back
water from the lower dam might
serve to blanket and decrease pow
er generation above, with 100 feet or
more of water backed against the
down-stream face of the upper struc
ture.—Los Angeles Times.
Open Air Christmas Celebra
tion Brought Delight to Hun
dreds of Children
The Community Christmas Tree
celebration was carried out success
fully Christmas eve and brought de
light to hundreds of children. There
was music by the Grammar School
Band, singing of Christmas carols by
the school children and then Santa
Claus himself appeared and distri
buted his large stock of apples and
The secretary of the Community
Christmas Tree, has rendered the
following statement of donations re
ceived and expenditures made for the
tree and relief work:
U-Wah-un Study Club .$ 5.00
Vegas Lodge No. 32, F. & A.
M. 25.00
Charleston Lodge. No. 36, K.
of P. 10.00
Artesia Lodge, No. 43, I. O.
O. F. 10.00
Machinists . 10.00
Auxiliary B. of R. T. 6.00
Railway Clerks . 6.00
I. B. B. D. F. & H. 5.00
Mesquite Club . 10.00
Boilermakers’ Union . 10.00
Pipe Fitters’ Union . 5.00
Bullfrog Div. No. 520. O. R. C.. 10,00
Elks . 25.00
Southgate Chapter, O. E. S- 5.00
Bro. Locomotive Engineers_ 26.50
Ladies G. I. A. to B. of L. E.., 5.00
Ladies Auxiliary O. R. C. 2.50
Rebeccas . 6.00
B. of L. F. & E. No. 749. 10.00
Eagfles . 10.00
Balance from year 1919 . 74.40
Total Receipts .$273.40
Tree . $ 24.65
Decorations .. 15.00
Treats . 74.57
Relief . 85.21
Total. $199.43 $73.97
This leaves a balance on hand of
$73.97, which will be held for relief
work during the year.
The committee desires the Age to
thank all those who so generously
aided in making this year’s effort a
successful one.
The Overland Hotel today passed
into the hands of Mr. W. P. Bressing
ham, formerly of Salt Lake City, the
lease of W. E. Arnold having expired.
Mr. Bressingham has made a suc
cess of the hotel business and is
making plans to make the Overland
the most popular house on the Salt
Lake Route. He contemplates many
improvements in the place and will
make every effort to bring comfort
and that home-like feeling to his pa
Mr. Bressingham is a man of pleas
ing personality and a live wire and
should prove a valuable acquisition
to the enterprising element of the
city. We predict for him success in
his new enterprise.
The Order of Railway Conductors
held their annual election of officers
and the following were chosen to
serve tor the year 1921:
Chief Conductor—C. M. McGov
Asst. Chief Conductor—C. H. Ma
Senior Conductor, F. C. DeVinney.
Junior Conductor—W. P. Micheal.
Inside Sentinel—Geo. L. ITllom.
Out Side Sentinel—C. H. Wishart.
Trustees—J. E. Carnes, T. J. Par
ker, W. N. Hall.
Membership Committee—J. H. Mc
Cann, W. H. Colvin, C. W. Barnes, S.
{ S. Harris.
Legislative Representative—J. J.
Secretary and Treasurer—Geo. A.
Flour and bread appear to be about
the only things that have not heard
of the tremendous drop in the price
of wheat.
No matter how hard you work to
earn your money, the public will al
ways talk about your “good luck.”

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