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ESTABLISHED I EUREKA, NEVADA, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 28. 1907. PUBLISHED SATURDAYS. Federal Troops Ordered From Goldfield Roosevelt Intimates In His Telegrams That Governor Sparks Acted Hastily Washington, D. C., December 20.—President Roosevelt to da\ ■.[jrtf.i ti),. withdrawal of l uited States troops stationed at Gold- j jdJ Nevada, on Monday, December dO next. The Telegrams Sent to Governor Sparks Telegrams of the decision to withdraw the troops were given ,o» at the White House to-day. The first under date of Decetnlier j. jilted to Governor Sparks of Nevada and signed ny the Presi dent, reads: ••I gent troops at your request because from the tenor of your telegram and from the representations made me by the two Senators |r„m Nevada and the member of the lower House of Congress fro* Nevada, it appeared that au insurrection was imminent against vhieh the State authority would l»e powerless. The troops have » now been in Goldfield ten days and no insnr rection has occurred, and seemingly no cir cumstances exist to justify your calling on me for action by the troops under the provision of the constitution. The troops were sent to Goldfield to Is* ready in a gre*t emergency w hich seemed likely to arise aud not to pro vide a substitute for the exercise by the State of its police functions. I do not feel at liber ty to leave them indefinitely under such cir cumstances; that in effect they will be per premium boomvelt forming oil the part of the United States those ordinary duties of maintaining pnlilie order in the State of Nevada which rest upon the government of the State. As the Legislature of Nevada has not lieeu convened 1 am bound to assume that the powers already vested in the police officers of the State are ade quate, and that if they choose to they can maintain order themselves. Under these circumstances, nuless there be forthw ith further cause shown to justify keeping the troops at Goldfield, I shall direct that they shall return to their former station. (Signed.) “THEODORE ROOSEVELT." The following telegram was sent to Governor Sparks to-day by the President: “I have received no answer from you t<> my telegram of De cember 17, 111 which I said that unless there was further cause nh«wn to justify keeping the troops at Goldfield, I should direct their return to their former stations. I am informed by the three j representatives of the Department of Commerce and Lalior who are ia Goldfield by my order that you have stated to __ them in writing that you will not convene the Legislature to consider call for troops nor take the necessary steps to form a safe military force. Their rep>rt futher satisfies me that there is no disturbance threatened which the State of Ne vada should not be able to control if it starts to work with a serious purpose to do so, but that no effort is being made by the government of Nevada to take the steps necessary. 1 stand oovMKoR spA8KS ready to see that the National Government does it* full duty in this matter of preserving order, but this readiness on the part of the National Government does not excuse the State; of Nevada for failing to perforin its full duty in the first place. Federal aid should not be called for by the State as a method of re lieving itself of this duty, and the State should not be permitted toj substitute the United States for the government of the State in the ordinary duties of maintaining order witliiu the State. For the reasons given in this and my former telegram, I have accordingly di rected the troops to return to their former station on Monday, De-j cernber 30 next (Signed.) “THEODORE ROOSESELT. Unlike most lieutenant governors, vice-presidents and the like,; Lieutenant Governor Dickerson of Nevada doesu t propose to be relegated into obscurity by virtue of his office, so with his newspa per, the Ely Expositor, he is lambasting the Governor, Bullion lax Collector Kevin, and other State officials. The Carson News sug gests that the Governor send troops to Ely to suppress him. E,ls Vegas Age. __ torchlight Bank Looted At a meeting of the depositors of the Searchlight Bank A Trust Company held at Searchlight, Nevada, last week, a committee reported that securities owned by the bank have been hypothecated to McCoruick A Company of Salt hake for the sum of |15,000, and it is alleged that the money was by President Homer Taber to private enterprises. It is also Baaerted that the institution has boon gutted of all its negotiable Sotos and securities, the same having been hypothecated uud toe funds used in the private en terprises of Tabor and his nsso Qates. Xhe committee states , ^ criminal proceedings will be rsahtuted against every one iu T°bed in these transactions. Sak Lake Bank Denies It Salt Lake, Dec. 20.—President **C°n»ick of the McCorniek Bank Jjf be had had no dealings 1 ijl_ toe Hearchlight Bank A Sr Company nor its president , Bone of its securities and, asked about the report that 'Jccurities had been hypothe 2® with his firm, did not know •®ch a bank existed. no Counterfeits Circulate A number ol counterfeit t» n dollar pieces, dated liH'o have made their appearance in Nevada The coins are bard to detect as they are perfect in appearance and will readily pass in ordinary business transactions. The count erfeits can be detected, however, by dropping them on a hard sub stance, for the ring characters^ of gold is not there. 1 he coins give oulv a dull sound like a piece of lead.' The spurious coins are nothing more than a disc of leaO gold plated or filled. So far no. uiauv of the counterfeit p*~ have'shown up, but it is advisable for business men to keep a good lookout for the phony money. Should Brins S“K at 0Dce If any cilia*, ol tb. f* « Neruda h» » tl““ railroad land. l« «b'"*U‘U . mind that tb. I’n.ted tatate^ sued patent, to the radr»^>“ ! pany aia year* an" ™ ( es. ntoat ol the land-. pirationoleiayeat”'1 [ire patent., no nolle ““ Nevada State N ews Commencing hwt Monday the banks of Ely raised the check limit from 125 per week to $100 l*r week. Judge Pike of Pie no has hand ed down a decision holding the nty ordinance regulating street meetings to be unconstitutional. Hattie Bernard plead guilty last week to conducting a house of ill fame w ithin 400 yards of a school house at Fallon and was fined $58. In the suit of Talliot vs. Forth, formerly proprietor of the Hotel Golden games and bai in lteno, a note for $24,000 lost by a pa tron whose name is suppressed, was part of the assets. A colored man named Kirby, who is the janitor at the sheriff"s office in the court house at Gold field, was arrested Tuesday night by a deputy sheriff while break ing into Harvey’s Toggery. During the year ending No vender 30, W asboe County spent $10,020 in the prosecution of criminal cases. There were 200 crimiual prosecutions by the dis trict attorney. Twenty-seven con victions were secured in the dis trict court and the convicted per sons are now in the penitentiary. A few days ago a steam boiler, weighing 0000 pounds, blew up at the sheep dipping plant at the Thomas Nelson ranch at Stone House, Humboldt County. The boiler landed 300 yards away. Ben Borel, the nearest man to the engine house, had one arm broken, hut no one else was in jured, all being out of the dan ger line at the moment The dipping plant was completely wrecked. According to papers in the southern country Preston and Smith, the two men now confined in the State prison for the cow ardly murder of John Silva, the Goldfield restaurant keeper, are each receiving $5 the day while in prison. One of the papers figures that if Smith serves the full time he will drag down the sum of $18,250 for serving ten years and Preston the sum of $45,024 for the full 25 years. The 4,000,000-gallon reservoir at Hazen has been completed and the water turned in. Beginning Tuesday the engines take water at that point instead of at Massie. The water for the big reservoir is brought by pipe line from the Carson canal and a pipe line from the reservoir carries the water to the town, with a 125-foot head. The project was completed at a cost of $100,000. It gives Hazen a very adequate supply of water. —Sparks Forum. brought against the railroad com pany for such claims ou any ground, for the statute of limita tions run out after sis years from the date of the patents. THE BABY. Where aid you com® from, baby.dear? Out of the everywhere Into the here. Where did you get your eye* so bluet Out J the sky «» I vame through. What makes the light In them spark!. gome*of *h«nstarry spikes left In. What rakes your forehead so smooth A softnhandhstroke4 It as I went by. What makes your cheek Uke a warm Bome'thlng better than any one knows. Whence that three cornered .mil. of Three'motel* gave me at once a kiss. 1 Where did you JZVto spok . those arm® and hand®? SvCermadde Into hooks and bands. Feet whence did you come, you darlln* rron.,ht'TJam. box - the cherubs’ wing®. tt« thpv all Just come to be you? &£&££ me. and so I grew. Qod thought or >o •_owm Macdonald. K isM ET. * GLANCE. » W^no more ‘ItaUb*. A ltcfs’l.. I" the chain | ‘ Tbs’:hinJ* u* to our <t«u£> AUlrtob. I Nevada s Abnormal Railway Conditions The statistics acquired by the Nevada Railway Commission re garding freight and passenger receipts on the Southern Pacific sys tem in Nevada reveal a most extraordinary state of affairs, and one that prevails in no other State of the X’nion—the receipts from pas sengers heavily exceed those from freight, whereas in other States . the proportion of the receipts from freights are generally about twice as great as those from passengers. The two lines included iu the Southern Pacific system in Ne vada are the Central Pacific and the Nevada and California. 1 he receipts of the Central Pacific for frieght in Nevada—that is, for freight carried from one point in this State to another point within its borders—amount to $1:50,000 per annum, in round num bers. Similar receipts for the Nevada and California—the line run ning from Hazeu to Keeler, Cal., via Mina, amount to $250,000, round numbers, a toml of $400,000. 1 he passenger receipts of the Central Pacific from people traveling from one Nevada point to another amout to $280,000 per annum, and of the Nevada and California, $228,000. This last is due to the heavy travel to and from Tonopah, Goldfield and other southern points. Total for passenger traffic, $514,000, or $105,000 more than from freight.—Reno Journal. Distrusts The Smelter Trust The Smelter Trust becomes alarmed at the rising tide of indig nation in Nevada over the discrimination in treating ores by that arrogant concern; and its representatives have scurried to the vari ous camps of the State with ready explanations. The mine owners, too, deprecate the premature warfare waged against the Trust and have been urging a conciliatory attitude. The mine owners are given to temporizing. They would rather compromise than fight, but when it is almost too late they will find it necessary to issue a declaration of independence or be swallowed up by as pernicious a trust as is now existing. The people of Nevada, and of the entire West, for that matter, must not forget the Smelter Trust. If they do the Trust will con tinue its discrimination when the opposition has become dormant and it will be the same old story of wreck and ruin. And the mine owners, now that they are virtually free of the Labor Trust, should bend every energy toward independent control of their own ores. Let them do their smelting in Nevada, and this State will never know a financial stringency.—Goldfield Chronicle. Captain Keller Captured —-■ .. • Captain Daniel S. Keller, who passed bogus army cheeks on the Washoe County Bank last May, has been captured at Kamloops, British Columbia, by a Pinkerton detective. It will be remember ed that Keller was identified at the bank by Charles Dougal, a saloon keeper at Hazen, and that the bank held $3000 Dougal had on deposit as part payment of of the $7500 Keller obtained on the bogus checks. Keller stole the checks from Quartermaster Wiegal’s apartments at Fort Sheridan, while on a visit to that officer and forged the quarter master's name to them. Sheriff Ferrell is getting requisition pa pers and will bring Keller back to Reno for trial. Keller’s crime left Dougal almost penniless. THE POLAR QUEST. Unconquerably men venture on the quest And seek an ocean amplitude unsailed. Cold, virgin, awful. Scorning ease and rest And. heedless of the heroes who have failed. They face the ice floes with a dauntless zest. The polar quest! Life’s offer to the strong! To pass beyond the pale, to do and dare, Leaving a name that stirs us like a song And making captive some strange Oth erwhere Though grim the conquest and the labor long. Forever courage kindles, faith moves forth To And the mystic floodway of the north. —Richard Burton. OLD FOLKS AT HOME. WAY down upon de Swanee rlbber. Far. far away. Dere's wha my heart la turning eber. Dere's wha de old folks stay. All up and down de whole creation Sadly I roam. Still longing for de old plantation And for de old folks at home. All de world am sad and dreary Ebervwhere I roam. Oh. darkles, how my heart grows weary, Far from de old folks at home! All round do little farm I wandered When 1 was young; Den many happy days I squandered. Many de songs I sung. When I was playing wld my brudder Happy was I. Oh. take me to my kind old mudder; Here let me live and die! One little hut among de bushes, One dat I love. Still sadly to my memory rushes. No matter where I rove. When will 1 see de bees a-humming All round de comb? When will I hear de banjo tummlng Down in my good old home? All de world am sad and dreary Eberywhere I roam. Oh. darkies, how my heart grows weary, Far from de old folks at home! —Stephen Collins Foster. EUREKA LODCE DIRECTORY Enreia Lodge No. 16, F. & A. M. The stated communication of Eureka Lodge No. 16, F. A A. M., will be held at Masonic Hall on the Saturday of or before the full of the moon in each month. W. H. Russell, W. M. John Hancock, Sb., Secretary. St. John’s Chapter No. 5. The stated Convocations of St. John's Chapter, No. 6, R. A, M., will be held at Masonic Hall on the Saturday next succeeding ths pale of the moon in each month. J. H. VlTTLK, H. P. J. H. Jubt, Secretary. Enrelra Lodge No. 22,1.0.0. F., Meets every Wednesday evening at F. A A. M. and I. O. O. F. Hall at 7 o'clock from October 1 to March 31, and at 7:30 o'clock from April 1 to September 30. All sojourning brothers are cordially in vited to visit. J. B. Biale, N. 6. C. C. H. Hjcl, V. G. Wh. Zadow, Treasurer. J. H. Jury, Secretary. Diamond Rebelab Lodge No. 8,1.O.O.F. Meets the Seoond end Fourth Mondey of each month at the F. A A. M. and I. 0.0. F, Hall at 7:30 o’clock from April 1 to September 30, 1906. All sojourning Sisters and Brothers are cordially invited to visit. Jennie Zadow, N. O. Kate Wistebb, Seoretery. Beatific Lodge No. 7, K. of P., Meets every Tuesday evening at Its Castle Hall in the Smith A Rickard Building at 7 o’clock, from October 1 to March 31, and at 7.30 o’clock from April 1 to September 30. All Brother Knights in good standing are fraternally invited to attend. C. L. Brot, C. C. Attest: D. E. Nostros A K. of R. A S. Teachers’ Examination Notice is hereby given that the County Board of Examination will hold its first semi annual examination for teachers’ certi ficates at Eureka, Nevada, commencing on Monday, January 13, 1908, at 8 o’clock a. m. sharp, and will continue until and includ ing Wednesday, January 16, 1908. A. B. 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