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CAIWON Nalanlay CITY s ,.Oclbrr3, IK75 OCR FIRE DEPARTMEXT AND WATER SIPPtV. If the burning .f Tnflj'B .iweliing books on Wednesday morning will oniy serve as a clincher to tbe arguments that have been employed in faTor of organ ising the Carson Firemen itt ) a thor oughly effective department, the lesson, costly as it is, will prove itself to be not wanting in good results. It is needless to reptat our reasons for favoring a strict organization and the establishing el a thorough discipline; for all who are in any manner interested in the question understand them already. The history of the firemen of the United States is replete with instances of opposition to the restraint which an effective organi zation necessarily imposes. For years Xew York city was at the mercy of a vol unteer fire department. Its members were mainly voting men who took pnrt in the service for the excitements it aflorded. That these volunteer firemen were brave, arduous and efficient is an admitted and notorious fact. The Xew York fireman twenty years ago was the model for the yoang fellows who affect ed the experiences of " der mashine,'' in all lesser towns. Tbe objection to this emulative spirit was that it showed itself more emphatically in copying the faults of "Mose" and " Jakie" rather than the virtues of less picturesque ueaiben of metropolitan engine companies. Hut even the volunteer fire department of New York came at length to recognize and act upon the necessities of organi zation and discipline. When the paid system now in vogue, and whirh is con temporaneous with the general intro duction of tbe steam fire engines, came to supersede the old volunteer system, it found it admirably organized and sub ject to a very effective and satisfactory code of rales for its own government. Under this organization the department held itself subject to tbe mandates of a Board of Fire Delegates, the members of which were selected from the several companies. These delegates legislated npon all matters looking to the internal workings of the department, and, we believe, elected the chief and assistant engineers. This departmental machin ery was .afterwards copied by the San Francisco firemen and by other depart ments in some of the larger cities and towns of California. But, effective as the volunteer departments were nnder this self-imposed discipline, the neces sities, in large towns, of the completer efficiency and more reliable discipline of a paid department, was considered, de bated, experimented upon and nally adopted. To think of going back to the volunteer way of doing things would be to contemplate the abandonment of or der and system for disorder and con fusion. We have cited the above to show that those who have had the most to do with, and the most to lose or gain by, the efficiency of fire departments have al ways steadily moved in the direction of perfected organization and discipline. We cannot understand why any mem ber of the Carson Fire Department not beside himself with a boyish love of the license of an unrestrained and irrespon sible freedom can feel opposed to an immediate reconstruction of the depart ment upon a plan contemplating the election of and investment of supreme authority in a Board of Delegates or some such central authority. We are glad to hear that some movements are on foot to bring about an organization. We trust they may prove effective. Connected with this-, subject of reor ganization is the cognate question of the location of the engine-booses. One rea son why all three of the engines took possession of one cistern and attacked but one side of tbe fire on Wednesday morning was that all the engines are housed at points sooth of the place where the fire occurred. If one of the engines had been kept up toward the railroad, it rould have first, found water &4 place from which its line of hose conld have been brought to bear on Tolly's house. If the engines were so housed as that when they start for fire they would reach the place of conflagra tion from different points, they would always attack the fire from different po sitions, naturally. We think that it would be a very great improvement on the existing order of things if one of' the hand engines were housed at the south end ard one at tbe north end of the city. Of course this would involve the necessity fcr more cisterns, but that is what is needed anyhow. And now as to the water supply: The present arrangement is lamentably crude and ineffectual. There are not half enough cisterns, and not one of the present number is provided with the needed facilities of supply. So far as possible the npper part of every cistern should be traversed with a water main;' tapped and ready for immediate nse. This is not a question of parties, fac tions or favors, it is a question of safety, of redaction in our insurance rates, of securitv and all that. Carson has out wit! PKANnsrs EXIK Or THK COP.RESPOXD- APPKAI-." San Fj;n isco, Sept. 29, 18T5. Government circles at Washington having had another economic spasm have sent orders to Collector Shannon to cut down the salaries of some em ployes who receive twenty-two hundred and twenty dollars and under. The total saving to the Government will be six hundred dollars per year in money. What the loss in efficiency wiil be has not yet been ascertained. Secretary Brisiow wants to be President, and thinks that "them asses," the people, will rush into bis support from all par ties provided he pretends to excessive soundness on rionomic howls. He is Bank of California. Notice. NOTICE. ;oi.l mi. I. Amaru vf the Fi.pl i-s alifurlna. mil be nr. ued tvr ine traukavlicu l buwtien. on TBE VIRGINIA AND SATURDAY NEXT, 2nd OCT. t the tul l:-un. snd cl- sr t ih usual houn. ! friwr cf :L- l;r i t rs ( tin hank -f Cai.i rc:tt. A. IlAl-STON, orti-::" a.knt. OTICK IS HEKKBV GIVES THAT A Minjrof tit Sttxktmldrfc(if th Nf van. Agricultural. Minium uit M, rhaiiital Society ( ill bt- held .D Saturday, October 2.Itl. 17."i, at 7S4 nYIiH-k r. :.. ar tl District Court Rir. Carfon City. N-vaU. fcr th? puros of f lrt'.r., st'Vcii Trut. fs. t.. s rvi- fur vur year, ami lor ti 1 transaction of t-wh iurthtr buFinrt a will fct- conducive to the l-.t int-nts of the tfik-ioty. As a H-ajority of the utock iFMied miift lie n -1 presented at said meeting to vote on any and M ijiit-stious. a f till attt-Ednif of the tov kh oleic" in earuehtlv liritti A. WAITZ, Sretkry. Pv order of thr President. Notice. grown its swaddling bands and got to j EOt particular as to what party he rc- that age and size where it stands woe fully in need of a better and less primi tive order of things. AVe have no war to make upon Mr. Sweeney or his water works, none whatever; but for tbe uses of a fire department his reservoirs, mains and pipes are sadly inadequate. mires bis nomination from so that he gets enough votes. Kentucky and the Resolutions of 38 would suit him quite as well, or better, than the Union and Republican Tlatform of '70. The new Appraisers" Store near the Custom House now shows considerably Au experiment which was lately made ' above ground, and the superstructure at the King and Carson street cistern I evidences good workmanship and excel demonstrattd the great superiority cf ient material. the new water-supply over that with i Th naner-s here have crown sa mildly which the town has been provided under i aj plai-idly did.idie since the election j that stranger would imagine the jlil- , lenium near at band. The Bulletin and I Col', teach about finances, the fine arts i T ' and general nothingness, while the DISSOLUTION OF COPARTNERSHIP rilHE COPARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE J f-xisliiiK lietw.-eti the undersign d iiniier the name ami ftl n Ihmii & Auueix-ii on thr i'M diy St-V ruber. A. I'. InTi, u:-iv-iib mutual 1-11!-. ut. .1. x. DICKSON WILLIAM AXIiLRSON CERTIFICATES OF STOCK IX j the Nevada Agricultural. Mwint ar.r. Mtchaniral Society will be delivered ny the ur -drrsinnd at any Vino to all pirw-us or tbv:r authored av't-ijtK utitl-l to ivctiv.- the an.r. A. WAITZ. A.-tiER S.i rnary. T. A., M. k M. So.-;.-;; I. t.. rEir.Hi the Sweeney contracts. We are for do ing the best that can be done for the town, regaruie.-s of individuals. The matters at stake are too important to be hindered and handicapped with per- ' Curonlrle. in the absence of Pixley, its ! sonal preferences and considerations, j chief blackguard, travels off to settle j foreign questions in the most diplomatic and polite way. The Alia is smoothing j down oar greaser governor, Pacheco, j with a view of taking bid into the lie- J publican party, and advocates the aj pointinent of E. F. Beale as the suc cessor to Delano. It sreuis to think The best that can be done now is to make speedy arrangements to cse tie llice & H!n water in filling the cisterns which are located along their line ot mains. To delay doing this is to deny to the citj a ready-at-hand means for greatly increasing the water sr.pply so greatly needed for our cisterns. j that Ueale will be appointed to verify a VTe are dealing with these fire and ; prediction of that paper, and for that he water questions, not expecting to direct j was the original Jacobs of a sheep raiser or dictate any pet plans or snecial poli- j at Fort Tejon. Beale no longer wears cies. We have no ax to grind and are not grinding the ar of anybody else; but we are stating a case which needs discussion and earnest consideration, and we hope it may sot be dropped until it is thoroughly talked over and acted npon. CREAT EXCITEIMFNT ! ! Grtat crowds of n-op! constantly tutdiitg n tLt Lart Clothing ilout vt KOPPEL A; l'JATT Cortt-r Carbon and Third ttreetf , oj .osite liitr bt. LLariis liottl. CAKSOX CITT NEVADA pur: ha-"1 I tL-ir iiisinJii .-ii, M-H'k Of FALL AND WINTER GOODS MEN'S, YOUTH'S AND BOY'S CLOTHINC OF ALL THE LATEST STYLES. Eatp, Cap:-. 'I rur.ic. Vaiin Lirt. Ccllfcrf, ,.:l-t' WIKSTONS EXCHANGE Carton atrt,le!w--n Kiiig ami Cuk S-i CAR80X CITT, XKVAUA. THE SEST LIQUORS, Wlk'S AKD SPIRITS Evtr trtmtjht to the State cf Nevada. ot: hit t'Kit uiirvi This X-w Saloon ha.h-Bntn;i.ivf-IjT-yairpd tnd the Proprietor will bert-after iu.pon tua irara iNrrl from Havana, And will ctalleng t-on-itition tti itt: w'.e cf tbe came. UKILHT 4 SIMPSON. j.19-tf fropr.tU :h. Tbb Wai They Snore is Acstis. Once more js it necessary to quote the Eevtllle as denoting the credibility of a strange but truthful story . In any other paper than that the following narrative would be looked upon with suspicion. Saya that vehicle of veracity : Several persons report having felt an earthquake shock last night, but a still larger number say they didn't experience any earthqaake. As those who profess to have felt the shock all sleep in the same lodging house, it is probable that the commotion which tbey took to be j an earthquake was only tne snoring o certain prominent citizen. XaviB Keaed or It. We published yesterday, from the Virginia t?.rc;i., a letter signed by nine ex-State Prison guards. It was alleged by the Chronicle that the article had been prepared some months since for publication in the Car son Appeal, an we gave credit according ly ; but now comes the Appeal editor, saying he never heard of the article until ho saw it in the Chronic:?. We agree with the Appeal editor that there is some thing a little mysterious about tbe way in which his letters fall into other hands. Ewrtka Senlirjl, Sept. 20. It was Garrard to the wrong oSce, we gaess. Important Rmilread Decision. tbe garb of the gentle shepherd, but cuts the pigeon-wing in Washington so ciety in the nattiest of pumps and claw hammers, while to the amazement of his old acquaintances, he is no longer an nounced simply as Xed, or E. F., but grandly, as E. FITZGEKaLD BEAL! The idiot who runs the editorial outside of tbat paper also says that ex-Senator Cole's claims must not be overlooked, but fails to say a word about Emperor Xorton in the same connection. illss Pollard, who was announced by special invitation " to deliver her cele brated lecture" last night, at Dashaway Hall, failed to appear. Ms P. is a ma ture young lady of forty odd summers, and the sorrow-stricken widow cf three late lamenteds. She has had more no toriety in Baltimore and Washington .i i .; g 111BU yUU lUtO 1UUU1 IV 1C.VUU,, . wu.j ' failed on one occasion of being a mur i deres.s because of a quick movement of her intended victim. There is in a certain circle here a ter rible anxiety caused by the disappear ance on yesterday week of a beautiful, bright girl from the home of Iter pro tectors. She left her home on pretence of visiting some relatives, and it was not nntil the lapse of four or five days that her absence was discovered. The case was at ence placed in the hands of de tectives, who will no doubt make a very knowing report when some volunteer imparts to them unexpected information of the lost lady. Obsebvee. Washington, Sept. 30. The Commis sioner of Internal Revenue has decided, under the Act of July 14, 1870, that rail road corporations are liable to a tax of 5 per cent., instead of 23, per cent., to August 1, 1870, on the amount of all dividends, earnings, income or gains which had accrued before 'that date, and also on all undivided profits earned by the company prior to that date and add ed to any surplus, contingent or other fund. Inis question came cp on an application from the Illinois Central Railroad to abate the tax assessed at the rate of 5 per cent., claiming that 2' a per cent, was the legal rate under the fifteenth section of the Act named above. NEW TO-DAY. Is the Valley. The iron of the Eu reka and Palisade Kailroad last night emerged from the mountain on the op posite side of the valley. This permits construction trains to run within about 19 miles of Eureka, and every day will shorten the distance nearly or quite one mile. Superintendent Everets informs us that beyond qnestion the read will be in fall operation to Eureka by the 1st or November, only 32 day from date. He says they are now a week ahead of all their calculations. Tbe work is certainly poshed with great energy, indicating very emphatically that Superintendent Evereta ia the right man in the right place. By the way, we are in favor of giving the railroader grand banquet and general blow-oat pn tbe arrival of the iron horse in Eureka. Who seconds the notion ? Eureka Sentinel, Sept. 29. QARSON JHEATRE John Piper Manaper G. I. Ctiaplin Stage Manager LAST NIGHT BUT ONE OF PIPER'S j OPERA HOSK COMPANY. j I Tti. Salrjtiaj Evecinp, October?, will be per formed Ice Great CorceJy cf tht Uar, entitled OUR AMERICAN COUSIN LORD DUNDREARY G. V. CHAPLIN Th: is the Rime piece jwrformed at Ford's Theatre, Washington, cm tbe eight cf President Lincoln' ueaMiuatioa. Wooton's Patent Cabinet Office Secretary THE HET. MOST tHEfl'L, COMPLETE AXD HAND SOMEST DESK IV THE WORLD. Open. CIomii. For Sale & on Exhibition at the Virginia Savings Bank, IX VIRGINIA C1II, .NEVADA. Send for Descriptive Catalogue Price List to set24-tf M. J. HENLY, Agent. PHILADELPHIA ORNAMENTAL IRON WORK5 nOBEHT "W0030 c? CO, 1136 Kidge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. No. Fountains, Tases, Siaiuarj, VRAXDAH.. SUMMER HOUSES, ARBORS. CHAIUS, 8ETTEES, ETC., ETC. Cast Jfc Wronght Iron Railings, For Public Boiltlinps, ami Sn.carc, Cemetery lota, Garden rencea, Ba: oonien, Koof Crestmgs, &c., m grtut variety of Patterns. LAMP POSTS. For fronts of Public buildings. Ho tels and City Street, of Plata and Elaborate lJe6:gnK. New and Im proved titylee in great variety. STABLE EITTINUS, Of Cast and Wrought Iron of New and Improved Styles, eucb as Hay Kat-ks, Stmll Dfvisions, Manger. HurneKfl Brackets, Gutters, Trai, Ventilators, kc, kc. WIKEWORK Of avery description, Wire Guards of c'BlifFKD Wise, Galvanized or Painted. PATENT CHAlliS. WITH FOLDING SEAT for Opera Horse-, Tbealree, Coneert Halls and Lecture Rooms. DIUNKING FOVNTAIN8 FOK STREET I SESI. A very large sasirttuent of Designs expressly lor this purpose. Estimatrs and Utian. lent ort application, stating tUe knd t j wiifk dtiutd. jel&4zn R. F. PIALEV. ISAAC McCONNELL. , Satarday Afternoon, at 2 o'clock, 'will be presented the Beautiful Comedy of Admission to Hatinee. One Dollar. Children, half price. No Extra Charge tor Reserved Seats. 6CNDAT KVNO, POSITIVELT LAST NIGHT Will I performed by general desire the Great Moral Drania, entitled UNCLE TON'S CABIN Aumiaaicn On Dollar. BtKired Seals YJ:t Ccta Eatra. PIXLEY & McCONNELL, STOCK and MONEY BROKERS Corner IViusser and Carson Streets, (TOBRINER'S CORNER,) CJJLJEeCD2r, ZSTEVID ir.t30.tf.