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s* FtTBUBRED EVERT SATLRDAT BT E- A . S 3E ILL M A XT. SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1901. BAILBOAD I'BKIUHT BATKN. At Washington last week the In terstate Commerce Commission ren dered an important decision bearing on the right of railroad oompanies to charge a higher rate on freight to intermediate than to terminal points. While the oase was brought by a Denver firm against the Atohi son, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company the decision affects all roads doing business in this country, and so broad and sweeping is it in its provisions that even Nevada is not excluded from its prospective benefits. The Commission holds that while it is true the water route between New York City and San Francisco establishes the freight oharges be tween those points, and that the rail road companies must meet those rates in order to secure any respect able share of the through traffic, still the railroads can not discrimi nate against intermediate points by charging them a higher rate than that charged to the seaboard. That the decision is a wise and just one can not be disputed, and the outoome will be watched with inter est by the people of the Inter* moun tain States. CiTTLEHKS VS. SHEEPMEN. The opening session of the Na tional Live Stock Association at Salt Lake City on Monday last was largely attended. The only business of importance thus far transacted was the adoption of the report of the executive committee, which provides for the raising of an emergency fund of $10,000 by private subscription. From the outset it was apparent that there was a clash of interests between the cattlemen and sheep men over the leasing proposition, the former advocating the leasing of public lands, and the latter Tirruly opposing the measure. Hostilities were begun when the committee appointed at the previous meeting to draft a bill to be presented in Congress providing for the leasing of public lands, reported that they were nnable to agree, and brought in conflicting reports. The debate which followed became decidedly warm, and for a time there were threats that the sheepmen would bolt the convention and form an organization of their own. How ever, a motion to lay both reports on the table prevailed, and peace was restored. MEW l. R. HEBI&TUKN. During the past week United States Senators were chosen in a number of States, and in others the Legislatures appear to be nearing u deadlock in the attempt to agree on candidates. In Montana W. A. Clark was eleoted with ten votes to spare. Idaho elects former Senator Fred T. Dubois, the silver champion, the oombined forces of his opponents being unable to aooomplish his de feat. Pennsylvania again elects the fa mous “Boss" Quay by a majority of three votes, and he left at once for Washington. T. M. Patterson, editor of the Den« ver News, had a walkaway in Colo rado, receiving 91 votes to 8 for E. O. Woloott. Among the other States yet to elect Senators are the following: Minne sota, 2; Delaware, (2); and one each by Nebraska, Utah, and South Dakota, where a Republican will be elected to suooeed Senator Pettigrew. In reply to an inquiry as to wheth er they would allow the Jeffries Rnbliu fight to oome off within their borders, twenty-five Governors of different States answered positively “No.” Governor Sadler of Nevada was the only one to giva his oheer ful consent to the proposition, bis reply being to the effect that boxing contests to a finish are allowed in this State, nnder a special provision. The answer of Governor Beckham of Kentucky was vague and unsatisfac tory. _• Professor George E. Howard, an other member of the faoulty of Stan ford University, has been forced to resign on account of his sympathy for Professor Boss. As a protest against the enforoad retirement of Professor Howard, William Henry Hudson of the Department of En glish, and Charles N. Little, Profes sor of Mathematics, have tendered their resignations. There is general indignation and disgust felt among the remaining Professors, and also among the students of the Univer* sity, at the turn affairs have taken, and fnrthor developments are ex pected. TO ABOLISH THE SIIPBEHE COEIT. Commenting upon the advisability of holding a Constitutional Con vention in the State of Nevada, and the duty of the coming Legis lature to provide for the meeting of suoh a body at an early date, the Reno Ledger offers the following suggestion: “A Constitutional Convention can be called in a way that it will pay for itself in what it would save to the people of the State in a few years. For instance, the Supreme Court should be abolished. This would save the people of the State from fifteen to twenty thousand dol lars a year. The District Judges, of which there are fire, could be cre ated a Supreme Court and sit en banc and hear cases at certain peri ods of the year. There are a num ber of ways that a new Constitution would save thousands of dollars to the taxpayers of Nevada each year.” This is not altogether a new idea, as the plan of constituting the Dis triot Judges en banc the Supreme Tribunal has been tried with more or less success by a number of the States in times past. Daring the year 1900 the Judiciary, including the Supreme and District Courts, cost Nevada the sum of $34, 217.70. As no figures are available to show what was accomplished dur ing this period, it cannot be stated whether or not the investment wsb a profitable one. A I.Ul'tEKV SWI.KDI.E. Speaking of lotteries, the details of a plan by which a sharper at Salt Lake City reaped an independent fortune within a month, will prove interesting at this time. About the first of December a stranger, giving his name as A. H. Curtis, secured a room at a lodging house on the prin cipal street of that oity,iand a short time afterward the magnitude of bis daily mail began to attract attention. So numerous did the letters addressed to him become that the mail clerks found it necessary to tie them in bundles for their own convenience, and for a month- they appeared to inorease rather than diminish in number. Then Mr. Curtis disap peared, and shortly afterward his "business" methods became known. He bad sent ont thousands of circu lars addressed ohiefly to hotelkeepers all over the country, in which he represented himself as the agent for the Little Louisiana Lottery Com' pany, and offering to send a bundle of tickets for the January drawing to the parties addressed on receipt of $12.50. These were to be sold, but the agents were advised that in the bundle would be found a pack age of tickets marked "special,” and these they were instructed to hold, as one of them would surely draw a $500 prize. The argument was that when it became known that some one in a town had drawn a big prize the sale of tickets thereafter would be an easy matter. The fraud was a transparent one, bnt nevertheless the snckers fairly fell over themselves in grasping the bait. Of course no tickets were sent ont, and every express order remittance was clear profit to the smooth "lottery” man. The events of the past few days wonld seem to indicate that Senator David B. Hill of New York will be the Democratic candidate for Presi dent in 1904. B. S. Coler, Con troller of New York City, spent Fri day and Saturday of last week in Washington interviewing Senators and Representatives as to Senator Hill’s chances. Among those with whom he discussed the question were Chairman Jones of the Demo cratic National Committee, Senators Charles A. Towne, and Frank R. Pettigrew, and Mr. Coler says that no one with whom he conversed raised any objection to Mr. Hill as the Democratic standard-bearer in 1904. _ _ Heeds! Meeds! Congressman Nawlanda has received his qaota of seeds for the year 1900, and will be pleased to send them to aoy one tddreasing him at the House of Repre lentatives, Washington, D. C. All ap plications must be ia by March 1, * i THE ELY MAIL SERVICE. The Department Will lualat That Stage* Hake Schedule Time. Harry Lewis, Inspector of Postoffices and Post Roads, arrived in Knreka last Saturday, remaining until Monday, in quiring into matters relating to the Eu reka-EIy mail route. A number of com plaints have reached the Department within the past few months because of the delays experienced in getting the mails through to Ely on scbedole time, and it was to devise a means for a better ser vice that Mr. Lewis was sent to Eureka. While, of course, bn would not give out any information as to the result of his visit, it is learned that the Department will firmly insist that the stages at least attempt to make the distance between the terminal points within the time specified in the contracts. If this is found impossible the schedule may, per haps, be modified, bat it is believed to be the opinion of the Inspector that, if proper effort is made by the contractors, they will have little, if any, difficulty in fulfilling present requirement*. The Department is at all times ready to make proper allowance for accidents, bad roads and severe storms, but will not tolerate continued infractions of contracts. DEATH OF FOBJIEB EUKEKAN Bernard Alexander Dies at Ban Francisco December 30. The Sacramento Bee of December 31, 1900, haa the following obituary notice of a former well known Eurekan: The death occurred yeaterday in San Franoiaoo of Bernard Alexander, an old time Sacramento merchant, and one who numbered a large number of friends among the older residents. Mr. Alexander leaves a wife and four sons—Iaadore, Henry, Mitohell and Ja oob. He waa born in Pruaaia seventy yeara ago. He had been ailing for a long time, and heart trouble waa the oauae of death. Mr. Alexander arrived in Sacramento from San Francisco in 1853, having oome to California by way of Panama. Many yeara ago be conducted a large clothing establishment on J street, between Third and Fourth. He waa one of the early settlers in White Pine and Pi oche, Nevada, and for a number of yeara conducted business at Eureka, Ne vada. He was a member of Eureka Lodge, I. 0. 0. F., and of Eitham Lodge, I. 0. B. B. The funeral took place this morning from I. O. 0. F. Hall, San Franoisco, and the interment was in the "Hills of Eternity” cemetery. Delegations from the Odd Fellows and Order of B'nai Brith of Sacramento at tended. _ Died at Carlin. Thomas. D. Griffin, who for a number of years prior to 188G, was section fore man on this end of the E. & P. railroad, died on Sunday, January G, at his home near Carlin, Elko county, of pneumonia. Mr. Griffin left here about fourteeu years ago, and purchased a ranch near Carlin, where he has since been engaged in the stock business. He was a native of Ire land, something over 50 years of age, and leaves a widow and three children. Veatb or Hrs. Manasse. A letter was reoeived in Eureka this week announcing the death of Mrs. Franz Manasse, which occurred at her home in Red Bluff, California, on December 9, 1900. Mr. Manasse, who was last year priooipal of the Ruby Hill school, is at present traveling for a publishing house in Southern California. HEW* BK COBBE8POH DKIU'E. Newark Valley, J»d. 15, 1901. The Hard Times Dance given by W. A. Moore at the Warm Spring* on Jan uary 9 wa* well attended, a large num ber of people gathering from the neigh boring valley*, and all report a good time. Mr. and Mr*. Jamea Rogantini of Pinto Creek and Robert and Charle* Minoletti of Hamilton were among those iu attendance. Otto Simonsen who was injured about five weeks ago by a hone falling upon him, ha* fully reoovered from the effeots of the aocident. Snow fell here on Friday night of last week to the depth of eighteen inches on the level, and stookmen are kept busy bringing in their outside animal*. Min Sasie Walthers, who wa* visiting friend* here during the pest week, re turned to her home in Huntington Val ley last Friday. Railroad Surveyor) at Palisade. A surveying party numbering twenty five men are in camp at Palisade, and have begun the work of straightening the line of the Central Pacific Railroad through the Palisades. As the road runs at the present time there are a num ber of ourves which make a detour of eight or nine degrees, but when the work now under contemplation is finished, there will be none greater than six de grees. At Moline, west of Carlin, a 300 Foot tunnel will be necessary to straighten the road, and this, it is said, will be con tracted at an early day. Sweela to the Sweet. Tea Garden Drips is an absolutely pur ibla syrup. For sale by all grooert. * STATE NEWS ITEMS. The tax rate of Nye county for this year haa been placed at $4 on the $100 valuation. Dr. II. N. Mayo, formerly of DeLa mar, Nevada, hae been appointed County Physician of Salt Lake county. A. T. Stearns and John Weber have been appointed Notaries Public for Ely, White Pine county, by Governor Sadler. I. P. Woolverton tells the Elko In dependent that the snow was two feet in depth on a level in Kuby Valley last Sunday. At the meeting in Carson this week of Nevada’s Presidential electors, John H. Dennis was selected to carry the rote to Washington. Sunday morning the stable of the Riverside Hotel in Reno was totally destroyed by fire. The loss is $3,000; partially covered by insurance. The San Francisco Chronicle says a Vulcan smelter will shortly be erected at Reno for exhibition purposes and will treat all ores brought to it. M. K. Parson of the Utah A Colo rado Company purchased last Satur day from O’Neil Bros, of Wells 1,000 head of one and two-year-old high bred cattle. The price paid is said to be $22 for the yearlings and $29 for the two-year-olds. A Valuable Handbook. One of the most valuable of the many sporting books published is the "Police Gazette Annual and Pugilistic Record” for 1901. It has just been issued for this year in a vest-pocket size, and contains the most important records which have a bearing upon all branches of sport. The pugilistic record includes the battles of every prominent pugilist now before the public, names of his opponents, local ity, dates and decisions. This is the biggest ten cents’ worth ever given. Hmallpux at Wells. The Silver State calls the attention of the State Board of Health to the fact that there are seven cases of smallpox at Wells, and advises that prompt action be taken. The danger of the disease spreading along the line of the Central Pacific in this State is said to be great. The report that the railroad com panies have a scheme on foot to com bine and do the express business of the country, thus practioally forcing the different express companies out of the field, is declared by President Valentine of Wells, Fargo & Co. to be without foundation. He points out that the express companies have contracts with the railroads extend ing over terms of years, and the rail road companies could not get around these, even if they so desired. BORN. In Knreka, Nevada, January 13, 1901, to the wife of John Cobb, a daughter. In Eureka, Nevada, January 4, 1901, to the wife of Ike Woolverton, a daughter. MARRIED. In Virginia City Nevada, January 16, 1901, William O. Kohler of Grass Valley, California, to Miss Minnie Biroth of Vir ginia City, Nevada. In Elko, Nevada, January 14, 1901, T. J. Frank to Miss Susan Woolverton. DIED. In Starr Valley, Elko county, Nevada, January 13, 1901, Mrs. Jane O'Brien, a native of Lancaster, England, aged 67 year*. OFFICIAL DIKKCTOMY. National Uoverniuent. President..William McKinley Secretary cf State.John Hay Secretary ol Treasury.Lyman A. Gage Seoretary of War..Elihu Boot Attorney General.John W. Griggs Postmaster General.Oharles E. Smith Secretary of the Nary.John D. Long Secretary of Interior, Ethan A. Hitobcock Secretary of Agriculture... .James Wilson Mlate or Nevada. United States I.Wm. M. Stewart Senators ).John P. Jones Congressman.F. G. Newlands Governor.Beinbold Sadler Lieutenant-Governor.James R. Judge 1 ..0. H. Belknap Judges Supreme Court.- . A. L. Fitzgerald ) ... W. A. Massey State Treasurer.D. R. Ryan Seoretary of State.Eugene Howell State Controller.b. P. Davis Attorney General.William Woodburn Surveyor General.E. D. Kelley State Printer.Andrew Maute .C. E. Maok District Judge. .".b. ^CuX .G. F. Talbot Eureka County. Judge Distriot Court.W. D. Jones State Senator.P. U. Hjul *—“>«• I WAS Sheriff.T. A. Burdick Clerk and Treasurer _Jaoob H. Hoegb Assessor.Wm. J. Hooper Recorder.Wm. Spinner District Attorney.Peter Breen Oounty Surveyor.John Pardy Public Administrator.Clay Simms Conn tv ).Alex Fr“er Commissioners ) NEW TO-DAY. SPECIAL SALE r/\n Of Ladies and Gents' |lr\Wearing Apparel I rj t, Of All Kinds and Descriptions. _ rnmmm For the period of Ninety Days all gooda in theae line, will Kl t \r I be offered at ABSOLUTE COST. | Ys t/V I Thi. is a bona £de eale, and the public will find it to their advantage to call early and make their (election*. At leaat a portion of this itock muit be (old within the time epecified. MTWatches and Jewelry Repaired, Engraving Neatly Mk % Done, and all work fully warranted. ® j\l. Karsky. Johnson Mercantile Company (xzrcox.rox.ATSD.) \ GROCERIES ... HARDWARE Fish, Game and Produce. Special Attention Given to Country Orders. Only the Choicest Goods in the Market are Handled. Families Supplied Promptly. HIRAM JOHNSON, President and Manager. HYLTON’S STORE SKELTON, NEV. LARGEST GENERAL MERCHANDISE STOCK ALWAYS CARRIED AND SOLD AT ELKO PRICES. I Most complete line of Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware and Farm supplies of every character constantly on hand. Ranchers living in the neighborhood of Mound Valley will save money by buying at my place. I have recently purchased the Flour Mill at South Fork, and replaced the old stones with the latest improved roller mills, so that I am now turning out a tine quality of Flour and am selling at the lowest prices. Call and be convinced. J. J. HYLTON NEW TO-DAY. To Whom It May Concern. All persons indebted to the estate of the late Jacob Keuchel are hereby notified that the un dersigned is authorized to col lect all accounts due to said estate, and unless payment, or some satisfactory settlement is made on or before January 15, 1901, suits will be commenced against all who may then be delinquent. H. KIND, Authorized Agent. Dated, Eureka, Dec. 21, 19001 POSTPONED. The time within which set tlement may be made on above accounts is hereby extended to February 15, 1901, and after that date no further extension will be granted. HENRY KIND. Eureka, Nev., Jan. 17, 1900. Notice to Debtors. All persons indebted to me are hereby notified that on and after Monday, Dec ember 10, they will find their accounts at the Eureka County Bank. J. Wesley Lambent. Eureka, Nevada, Deoember 7, 1000. LODCE DIRECTORY. DIAMOND KKHKMAH LOMIlt.l, Meets second and fourth Monday evenings of sscb month st 7:90 r. *. JOHN IVEY, N. O. Loris* Zadow, Secretary. K.nreks Lodge No. 93, 1. O. O, T. Meets every Wednesday evening at 700 st F A A. M. and I. O. O. F. Hall. All aojournlng brothers are cordially Invited to visit HART CICALA, N. G. F. J. Bhussemxb, Secretary. BKATiriV LODOI NO. 7. K. OFF. Meets every Tuesday evening at lta Caatle Hall In the Foley A Richard building, at 7 o'clock, from October 1st to March 91st, and at 7:30 o’clock from April lot to September 30th. All Brother Knights In good standing are fraternally Invited to attend. F IM OHEBSTEO, 0. O. Atteat: M. B. Baxtlbtt, K. R. AS. ■T. JOHN'N OHAPTKB, HO. *■ The stated oonvooationb or st. John’a Chapter, No. I, B. A. M., trill hs held at Masonic Hall on the Saturday next •nooeedtng the pale of the moon In sash month. O. R. MULLINS, H. F. J. II. Hoxoh. Secretary. ■ L'KKK A KODIAK NO. 16, F. * A. milE STATED COMMUNICATIONS OF EC 1 reka Lodge No. 1«. T. A A. M trill ha held at Masonic Hall on the Saturday cf or ha fora the lull of the moon la each month. A. HINTZE. W. M. B. McCuaklks, Secretary. ALPH A LOOOK NO. I, A. O. (J. W. Meets second and fourth fbi day evening In each month la l’ythlen Hall. A. HINTZE, M. W. I. C. C. Whitmore, Recorder. Typewriting and Copying The undersigned is prepared to do Type writing, Copying, and all work of a like character in a satisfactory manner, and at reasonable rates. J. GLARINGS KIND.