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PUBLISHED IVTIT SATURDAY BT , S3. A. SKILLMAN. SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 1902. The politicians are commencing to show considerable activity in many parts of the State, and wires are being laid for nominations to various State offioes. __ According to President Edward Boyce of the Western Federation, hundreds of miners are out of work because of the centralization of capital. “ More miners nro out of work than at any time be fore,” he said. “It is even worse than in 1893. The reason is the action of capital and the formation of trusts.” A dispatch from Denver, Colorado, says the American Mining A Smelting Company is back of a bill to be intro duced in Congress establishing a mint at Manila for the free ooinage of Amer ican silver as the material for dollars to take-the place of the Mexican silver now largely circulating in the Philip pines. The smallpox epidemic in London shows an alarming increase, and as a result the whole royal family has been vaocinated. King Edward is now going about with his arm in a sling, and the queen was rendered quite ill after the inoculation. Lord Boseberry and other leading diplomats have followed the sovereign’s example, and indeed the whole episode is said to be an example to make the common people submit to vacoination in spite of a prejudice that exists against it. It is a remarkable coincidence that the present outbreak coincides with that of the ooronation year 1838. _ The Mining and Engineering Re view of February 22 has a write-up of White Pine Mining District by Joseph Grandelmeyer. The article contains a description of the Rocoo-Homestake mine at Hamilton, and a fine half-tone view of the buildings and improve ments at the mine. The Colonel gives a glowing account of a number of other mining properties in and about Hamilton that are lying there awaiting development, and says if only capital oould be induced to come in and open up these properties rare treasure would be found, and life and aotivity wonld rule again in the now almost deserted camp. The question as to which end of the State will seoure the Fusion convention is now agitating the minds of the poli ticians of four towns in Nevada—via: Elko and Winnemuoca in the East and Reno aod Carson in the West. The Ap peal, on behalf of Carson, throws up the sponge in favor of Reno, as it claims that Washoe county will be the battle ground in the coming campaign. At this writing it is not known whether Elko and Winnemucca have decided to oome into the Reno camp or not. If the four places above mentioned can not agree among themselves as to which one of tne towns should have the convention, the Sentinel suggests that they compromise on Eureka. Any thing to keep peace in the family At Los Angeles, February 24, Ed ward L. Colnon committed suicide by shooting himself through the head with a revolver. He bad long been a suf ferer from Bright's disease, and know ing that bis case was incurable, ended his sufferings by taking his own life. At the time of his death Mr. Colnon was editor and one of the proprietors of the Stockton (Cal.) Mail. At one time he held the position of private secre tary nnder Governor Bndd of Califor nia, and snbsequently was President of the State Board of Harbor Commis sioners in the same State. Deceased began his newspaper career in this connty and his first work in that line was on the Sentinel in 1873, Previ ons to that time he was a resident of Mineral Hill and engaged in the busi ness of conducting a chop stand there, and onoe a week be wrote a commu nication for the Sentinel of the hap penings in that then lively town. After the big fire there he oame to Eureka and accepted a position on this paper as a looal reporter. Early in 1874 he and Roger Robinett started a newspa per in Eureka called the Cupel. The disastrous flood of that year swept the building and material down the can yon. Robinett, who was in the build ing at the time, was carried away with it and lost his life by drowning. Mr. Oolnon then went to Virginia City, taking a position on the Chronicle. From there he removed to Stockton, California, and subsequently estab lished the Mail, which is one of the most prosperous and influential news papers in the interior of the State. Coicon oame from the ranks. As the term goes he was a self-made man. Possessed of an indomitable will and great energy he became one of the leading citizens of California, and was recognized as one of the ablest political editorial writers in the Golden State. EUREKA TO TONOPAH Watering Places and Best Route Overland from Base Range. For the benefit of the many seekers for wealth in the new Eldorado, who are about to leave Eureka and vicinity for Tonopah, the Sentinel has taken pain* to secnre some information regarding water and distances over the best trav eled route from this section: The course usually adopted by those most familiar with the country is as fol lows : Leaving Eureka they take the old Austin road through Devil’s Gate and the Hay Ranch, the latter place 12 miles from town; thence to the old Willows Station, 37 miles from town—water at places above named and at Twin Springs, 14 miles beyond the Hay Ranch. The first camp is made at the Willows, where there is a good spring and corral, and a small house, belonging to I. J. Wilson. From here the traveler continues on the Austin road about 4 miles, when he turns sharply to the south and takes the road to Belmont. There is water during most of the year in Reynold’s Creek, three miles after leaving the Austin road, though it is dry at this season. The next stop is at the Stoneberger ranch, where I. J. Wilson and family reside. This is 27 miles from the Willows. The traveler keeps the main traveled right hand road after leaving the Austin road. From Mr. Wilson’s place to Belmont is a 45-mile trip—water at Box Springs, 11 miles from Wilson’s, at Pine Creek, 17 miles further, and at Logan’s, 9 miles be yond Pine Creek. Some people, heavily loaded, do not go further than Pine Creek the third day out from Eureka, as there is an excellent place to camp at the old Pine Creek ranch. The next day’s trip into Belmont is then but 17 miles. From Belmont to Tonopah the distance is abont 50 miles. The only water between these two points is at Kye Patch, 35 miles from Belmont. This trip is sometimes divided, camp being made at Kye Patch, leaving but 15 miles for the last day’s journey. The above simply sets forth the dis tances and watering places. The trips may be divided according to the inclina tion of the tourist and character of his stock. A good team can make the first day’s trip from Eureka to Wilson’s, 62 miles; thence onto Belmont, 45 miles, the next day, and into Tonopah, 50 miles, the third day. But everybody does not happen to own stock that can do this. Some people divide the first 62 miles by driving out to the Hay Ranch, 12 miles from town, the first afternoon, and then on to Wilson’s 50 miles the next day, thus making the whole trip in four days. There is no feed at Twin Springs, the Willows, Box Springs, now Rye Patch. If stops are made at any of these places, travelers must arrange accordingly at the ranches above named. There are other roads to Tonopah from Eureka, one by Tybo and one by Potts’ place in Monitor Valley, about six miles east of Wilson’s, but the Sentinel has merely endeavored to give the most usu ally traveled route. The road given is excellent, being hard and smooth, except for about 3 miles near the Rye Patch, where it is sandy a short distance and then rough and bumpy through the Patch. There are no diffi cult summits and but two or three short steep pitches. TO CUXrKOL LEAD ORES. The Guggenheim Exploration Company has during the past several months been securing control of the leading lead flux ing mines in the San Juan and Lake county districts of Colorado, the mines of the C'oeur D’Alene district in Idaho, and in the Utah district, and has effected a combination with the Ryan-Whitney in terests to control the South Missouri fields. To do this several hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent by the Guggenheim Exploration Company incidentally with the millions which have been invested in the endeavor to control the ordinary lead product. The probable result of this action will be to reduce smelting charges and conse quently leave a large margin of profits for the mine owners, as by reason of the con trol by the Guggenheims of all these lead fluxing ores the American Smelting and Refining Company will naturally be com pelled to make a drop in its reduction charges in order to secure these indispen sable ores. _ NEVADA PBEME COMMENT. Walla Herald. One dollar and a half a letter seems rather a steep price for Uncle Sam to pay for transporting his mail. However, there is a mail route in this county on which, during the year 1901, about that price was paid per letter. Lyon County Time*. A. C. Cleveland dropped into Carson this week from his home in White Pine county. Cleve says he is always a good Republican, but is not hankerin’ for of fice, but his Republican friends declare that he is the Moses who must accept the office of U. S. Senator at their hands. Cleveland is a thorough Nevadan and a well-seasoned stick of timber for just such a political pillar. The Reno quarantine has been raised. All the patients of the pesthouse are con valescent. PWBABLT DIED FBOE EXKHU BK — The Elko Independent given the following particular* of the death of John T. Baker, who wae foond dead on February 19 in Harrieon'a Paaa, Roby Valley, Elko county: Mr. Baker and Pete Thomaa of Ruby Valley left Judge Toyne'a house io Mound Valley on horeebaok on Tuesday morning to go to Ruby Valley. Mr. Baker was drinking at the time, and it ia the supposi tion that the two mao had a disagreement on the road and Thomaa want on, laaving Baker, who died from eipoaure. Thomaa Short and A. Strozzi brought Mr. Baker'a remains into Elko February 21 from where they were found in Ruby Val ley by George Kennedy, who was crossing the monntaini. They fonnd Mr. Baker'a saddle and a bottle of whisky on the aide of the road, and the bridle on the bank. The body was discovered between the road and creek near ny. It appeared as if he had either started for the creek to get water, or had fallen down the bank. Indication* showed plainly that Mr. Baker bad made desperate effort* to crawl up the bank into the road, and marks at the edge of the road indicated that be bad almost succeeded, but io the struggle be had lost hi* hold and rolled down again. The position of the body showed that his ooat had gathered up around j his neck and he was unable to make fur ther attempt to gain the bank. Hi* face, hands and clothing were covered with mud, showing a bard fight for life. The remains were taken to the undertak ing parlors io Elko and prepared for burial. The funeral took plaoe from the Presby terian Church at 3:30 Saturday afternoon, Rev. George H. Greenfield officiating. Deceased came to Eureka from Wiscon sin in the early '70's, and resided here un til late in the '80's, when he left for Elko oounty. He was a lawyer by profesaion, and while here praotioed law. He was a bright man in those day* and reoognized aa the peer of any lawyer in Eureka at that time. Being of • humorous nature, he contributed many witty artiolea to the preaa, and waa the originator of a mythical or ganization known as the Damphool Infirm ary and appointed bimself President of the order for life. The bnaineaa of this sup posed organization was to confer degrees on persons who had done some foolish aot that conoted against themselves, when they would be personally notified by the Presi dent to appear at a certain slaughterhouse at midnight and receive degrees according to the gravity of their offenses. While he resided in Eureka he was never elected to any office, hot frequently filled the offices of District Attorney and Justice of the Pesce as deputy. He had many friends among those who knew him best, and he was his own worst enemy. STATE NEWS ITEMS. Lander county stockmen will have a big rodeo in April to get rid of the wild mustangs and clean up the ranges. Dr. T. C. Hanson, a prominent physi cian and a resident of Winnemucca, has suffered a stroke of apoplexy and his life is despaired of. The Washoe Assessor exacts to collect at least $0,000 in poll taxes from men employed on railroad construction work in that county this year. The Virginia Chronicle says: “It has been an unwritten law in the Battle born State that no State officer shall be elected to a third term.” Several Comstock miners have secured a privilege to prospect the croppings of the Chollar mine and will pay the com pany a royalty on any ore extracted. An attachment of $37,400 28 and costs has been placed on the Commonwealth Mining Company’s property at Tuscarora by the Bank of California, says the Times-Keview. James Healy, formerly of the De La mar and April Fool Companies in Ne vada has accepted a position from the Salt Lake and Tonopah Mining Com pany in the Tonopah country. This is the way a good woman of Reno tells about her troubles with the small pox. She says: "First we were all as sassinated, next the house was guar anteed and we only had the celluloid.” George D. Bliss, who has been identi fied with the cattle industry of Nevada for many years, died at his home in San Francisco Saturday of pneumonia. Mr. Bliss was one of Humboldt county’s heaviest taxpayers. Forty men are employed in the Reno Star mine at the present time. Some very rich ore is being taken out of the upper levels. The new dump is now in good working order and but little diffi culty is experienced in keeping the mine clear of water. The Willow Creek mine near Washoe was sold to Eastern parties February 20 for the sum of $15,000. This property was formerly operated by Governor Stev enson of Nevada, but has been idle for a number of years. The property was pur chased by J. Renton White for Eastern parties. Salt Lake Tribune: N. P. Dooley is preparing to equips party of prospectors and send them into tbeTonopah, Nevada, district for the purpose of making loca tions on an extensive scale. Mr. Dooley is conversant with conditions in that re gion and considers that with the building of the contemplated railroad the field is an unusually safe and encouraging one. TONOPAH’S NEW RAILROAD. Utah Making a Strong Effort to Control Eastern Nevada Trade. From the Salt Lake Herald of reb. 11. Work oa the eiteoiien of tba Nevada Midland railroad to Tonopab is to begin at onoe, according to tba announcement yes terday of Preaident Simon Bamberger. The construction will be pushed as rapidly aa olroumatanoea will permit. E. A. Vail, engineer for the road, was at work yesterday making op a party which will atart within a couple of days to com plete the survey to Tonopab. It ia hoped to hare the entire road in operation before the end of the year. When that ia ac complished it is the expectation that prac tioally all the ores from this wonderful new oamp will find their way to the Salt Lake market, while a stream of supplies will be pouring from Salt Lake and Ogden to Tono pab and surrounding districts. The construction of this new railroad, says Mr. Bamberger, means with scarcely a doubt that Utah will reap the greatest benefit of the development of the new camp instead of California. The Nevada Mid land conneots with the Southern Pacifio at Battle Mountain, Nev. From there to San Francisco is 536 miles, while the distance to Salt Lake ia 3% miles, a difference of 140 miles in favor of the Utah metropolis, which will be increased when the Sonthern Paoific cut-off is completed. ADVANTAGE TO SALT LAKE. While it has been the polioy of the Southern Pacifio to favor San Fraooisoo in rates, it is not believed that the road will put in a lower rata for a baul 140 miles and more longer. With the rate in proportion to the mileage, Salt Lake will have a tre mendous advantage on the business. The Nevada Midland road was incorpor ated in New Jersey a short time ago. With Mr. Bamberger are associated in the project J. O. Phelos Stokes and a number of other Eastern capitalists. The Stokea family has owned for a number of year* the Nevada Central road, which forma the baaia for the new project. Tbe Nevada Central road rana from Battle Mountain to Anatin, Nev„ a diataoce of ninety-three miles. From Austin .Junction, eighty-six miles from Battle Mountain, a survey waa made in 1880 for the Nevada Southern road, which has been kept alive and which baa been absorbed by the new Nevada Mid land. The new company therefore starts m with a line io operation for eighty-aix miles of the distance, and a route located for eeveuty-two miles more, making only forty-four mile* to be surveyed into Tono pah. From Aostin Junction the survey follows the Reese river in a southerly direction, leaving the stream to cut aorosa the oountry to Cloverdale. Thence a route will be aur veyed southwesterly to Tonopah. NO ENGINEERING PROBLEM. “There are no serious engineering prob lems io the route," said Mr. Bamberger yeaterday. “It ia an eaay grade for prac-* ticslly the entire distance. In one place there ia a twenty-mile tangent, and there are other place* where the road is atraigbt for tome distanoe. “We shall endeavor to have the road ready for traffic as far as Tonopah before the end of the year, although much depends on our ability to gat material. The steel mille are all so busy that there may be a delay about getting rail*. We shall go ahead with the grading, however, and ex pect to have that finished in three or foor mootha. The rail* will be laid a* fast aa they can be supplied. "The new road will be broad-gauged tnroughout and will be put into condition to handle a heavy traffio. Tbe Nevada Central ia a narrow-gauge road. New and heavier rails will be laid and tbe road will bs standardized throughout.” It is expected that several new mining oampa other than Tonopah will be tapped and developed by the new road. Re(la Work on Tonopab Road. Salt Lake Herald, February 25: Chief Engineer E. A. Veil of tbe Nevada Mid land Railroad Company waa to have reaohed Anatin Junction yesterday afternoon with a party of aurveyora to commence work on the extension of the road to Tonopah. He i* accompanied by John Overell of Salt Lake, who Is looking over the field prepara tory to starting the grading. Work will bagin as aoon aa the neoessary force of men oao be aeoured. HRWS ITERS FROM TONOPAH. From the Bonanza of February 33. Frank Butler ie running a daily stage to Ray. James O’Brien, who has been attend ing school in San Francisco, returned to Tonopah last evening. Jimmy will goto Ray and associate himself with his brother, P. E. O’Brien. A write-up of Kay camp will be given next week. Some good assayi are being had and from the latest reliable reports at hand Kay promises to become a great bullion producer in the near future. Frank Marston, an old resident of Bel mont, after an illness of several weeks died on the morning of the 15th instant at the Miners’ hospital in Tonopah. His death was caused from general debility, he having reached the age of 70 years. Tonopah has again awakened a revival in the building line. Business blocks and many prettily designed cottages are bving built, thus again assuring one and all that genuine activity has commenced and will continue until Tonopah has be come the largest city in the Bute. In these latter days when the di vorce courts are crowded with mis mated pairs, the claim of the Salvation Army that in its ranks divorce is un known where the weddings were per formed by the hallelujah ceremony prescribed in their ritual, comes as a bright spot in the view of domestic life of America, which has been painted in most pessimistic oolors by social stu dents. The Salvation Army is the first religious society to lay claim to the honor of being unstained in its record by any example of broken vows which were taken with its sanction. Woatbera PMlfle C'oaatraetloa. A force of 1,600 men is employed in the reconstruction of the Southern Pacific east of Clark's station, near Reno. The contractors have seven steam shovels and 500 teams at work. The wages paid range from $2 per day for laborers to $150 per month for other employes. Board is $5.25 per week. The grade of the new line will be 21 feet to the mile. The latest reports tell of two victims of bunco-steerers who had a new pro cess for extracting gold from gold fishes. Johnson Mercantile Company (urcoB.rom.ATHD. > GROCERIES and 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. BARB WIRE I have four carloads on hand, which I am desirous of disposing of as quickly as possi ble, and will therefore sell it at the rate of $5.65 per 100 lbs, And a lower rate on ton lots, the usual rate pre viously being $7 per 100 lbs. when sold in less than carload lots. P. PARONI, Eureka, Nevada. SCHNEIDER DRUG STORE ESTABLISHHD 30 YEAE8. DRUGS AND MEDICINES At Wholesale and Retail. We carry the most complete stock to be found in Nevada. Purest and Best Good only, Medicines that cure. Prices Lower than any in the State—quality considered. Perfumes and Soaps. Domestic and Imported. Highest Qual ity at City Prices. 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Your business appreciated by rZSSS2XS* Mrs. H. M. Schneider & Co. HYLTON’S FlOHr * The Product of J. J. Hylton’s Roller Mill at South Fork, Elko county, is now on Sale in Eureka at. Per Hundred $3.00 Per Hundred This Flour is of the Best Quality and Is Sold Under a Guarantee to Give Satisfaction. Th® Consignment Was Received on February I3yand over 20.0C0 pounds have already been sold in this market. PHILIP PARONI. This Flour will be Sold in 500 or 1,000 pound lots $2.90 per 100 pounds.