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fHl EUREKA SENTINEL
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1919 LOCAL BREVITIES. John Stonelake left for Tonopah to-day where he goes to seek em ployment. Miss Mabel Kiehm, teacher of the Ruby Hill school, ^turned from. Salt Lake by Monday’s train and school was resumed on the Hill Tues day. J udge Peter Breen and his son, Peter, left by Tuesday’s train for California, where the latter returns to St. Mary’s College in Oakland to resume his course of study. The Eureka-Croesus Mining Com pany laid off its working force at the Connolly mine to-day, but it is thought the suspension of operations is only temporary. Mrs. Peter Breen, daughter, Miss Thelma, and Mrs. S. Horn were de partures by Thursday’s train for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Raine at their ranch home in Pine Valley. Thomas Kelley, brother of Robert Kelley of Eureka, arrived here by Monday’s train from his home at Bishop, California, and has gone to work as a mechanic in the Kelley & Rebaleati garage in Eureka. Word has been received in Eureka that Mrs. Luther Wattles, who is in the Mayo Bros’ hospital at Ro chester, Minn., and who underwent an operation Christmas week for an abscess of the liver and removal of gall stones, is now in a fair way for recovery. ; Hiram Kitchen, who was seriously ill with influenza at a sheep camp south of Eureka for several weeks, was brought in early this week to his home on Ruby Hill and is now said to be improving and gradually regaining his strength. The cold wave continues, although the temperature during the past few days has been considerable warmer. A January thaw and Chinook wind yesterday melted enough snow so that some of the ground on the hillsides in exposed places is again visible. i tie influenza situation in n,ureKa and vicinity continues to improve, only a few cases in mild form ap pearing since last week. The peo ple feel encouraged over present out look and business and general liv ing conditions are again beginning to move along as usual. James McVey, who has been em ployed at Ely for several montht, re turned home by Monday’s train. He states that owing to the surplus cop per tonnage on hand the companies operating at Ely have already re duced their working forces about 50 per cent and there was a probability of a still further reduction. Mrs. D. E. Nostrosa has received word of the death of her nephew, William F. Straus, at Los Angeles, California, of influenza. He was a son of the late William Straus, a former resident, and was born in Eureka, leaving here with his parents for DeLamar, Nevada, when only six years of age. Deceased was 30years of age and leaves a wife and child living at Los Angeles. The Eureka Theatre was opened to the public on Saturday evening, January 4, and three evening per formances have since been given to fair houses, consdering that there are still a few cases of influenza in Eu reka. On Friday evening a social dance followed the pictures, the first that has beengiveninEurekaforabout three months, and those participat ing had a jolly good time. On Sun day evening, January 12; the five reel play, “A Case at Law,” and two reels of comedy entitled ‘‘Two Crooks,” will be presented. The play booked for Friday evening, Jan uary 17, is “The Man Hater,” fol lowed by the comedy, “A Modern Sherlock.” LIST OF DmAlKEDlmERS Remaining in the Post Office at Eu reka, Nevada: Mrs Leo McNamee Lisilio Letamendi Pedro Bercelona J Bardini, Esq Mi Argime A1 Lognor Antonio Pete Echeberi Martin Elorga M Elonga Mrs J E Green Luis Guisasola Rnd Zeada Ermerecildo Mendole LAURA HOEGH. Postmaster. COMMISSIONER PROCEEDINGS New Board Organizes Monday With Election of R. J. Reid as Chairman—Business Transacted As all the members of the new Board of County Commissioners were elected at the last general election, County Clerk R. McCharles called the meeting to order last Monday morning and stated that tke first or der of business was the election of a chairman. It was moved by Com missioner E. C. Johnson and seconded by Commissioner F. A. Fulkerson that Commissioner R. J. Reid be elected chairman of the Board. It was so ordered. The new Board then got down to work and transacted the following business. Following the organizing of the Board the members proceeded to ap prove the bonds of the elective and appointive officers, as follows: W. R. Reynolds, District Attorney elect, $2000. James Mackey, Sheriff elect, $10, 000. Edgar Eather, Recorder and Audi tor elect, $5000. R. McCharles, Clerk and Treasurer elect. $40,000. W. J. Hooper, Assessor elect, $5000. J. J. Lucey, Justice of the Peace of Eureka Township elect, $1000. E. S. Cobb, Constable elect of Pali sade Township, presented a bond in the sum of $1000 which was ordered approved upon his filing his oath of office with the Clerk of the Board. The Board and the Auditor counted the money in the Treasurer’s hands and reported that the same, together with the amount in bank, agreed with the Auditor’s balance. A list of bills allowed is published on the fourth page of to-day’s Sen tinel. The several Township officers’ re ports were examined and ordered placed on file. It was ordered that the Treasurer take charge of the cabin owned by the late L. Martinucci and sell the same if he can find a purchaser. r. Hj. Leonard was appointed jus tice of the Peace of Beowawe Town ship upon his filing a bond in the sum of $1000 and taking the oath of office. It was ordered that the salaries of the following Township officers be fixed as follows: J. J. Lucey, Justice of the Peace of Eureka Township, $50 per month. W. E. Taylor, Constable of Eureka Township, $30 per month. E. S. Cobb, Constable of Palisade Township, $25 per month. F. E. Leonard, Justice of the Peace of Beowawe Township, $20 per month It was ordered that this Board ap prove the appointment of Martin Mahoney as Deputy Fish and Game Warden, and that his salary be fixed at $75 per month for the present. It was ordered that Mrs. Abram Laird be appointed Matron to take charge of the County Hospital; said appointment to commence on the first day of January, 1919, and to continue from month to month for a period to expire on or before the first Monday in January, 1921, and to receive a compensation therefor at the rate of $2.00 per day to the number of three, $1.90 per day for and up to eight, inclusive, and $1.50 per day each for all patients when the total number is over eight patients; pro vided that for said compensation that the said Matron shall furnish at her expense each and every patient with necessary care and attention; also board, fire, lights, laundry work in cluding bedding, and provided that this appointment and contract may terminate by either party upon no tice in writing of not less than 30 days. The application of Childs Mantor for County Physician and Health Of ficer was presented. The application of W. H. Brennen for County Physician and Health Of ficer was presented. It was moved by Commissioner Reid and seconded by Commissioner Fulkerson that W. H. Brennen be appointed County Physician and Health Officer of Eureka County. Ordered that W. H. Brennen be appointed County Physician and Health Officer upon the same terms and conditions as the said W. H. Brennen has been . employed in the past. It was ordered that T. A. Burdick be appointed Janitor of the Court house at a salary of $75 per month. Ordered that W. E. Taylor, Cons table elect for Eureka Township, be given until February 5,1919, in which to file an official bond. It was ordered that 175 names of qualified electors be selected from the last poll list of Eureka County to serve as trial jurors in the Third Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada in and for Eureka County for the year 1919. Following is the list of names selected: F W Ahlera H Bremenkampf Mary A Bnrdick Fred Bartine N J Brossemer F J Brossemer John Conway Ferinda Curto Mike Donnelly Will Donnelly James F Delaney Harry Eather John Evans Fred Eather Anna Flavin Antoue Ferrari* ^ Ben Grigg-by C C H Hjul Julius Huebner Walter Handley M B G Hope A C Harris Dora Hildebrand Clarence Johnson Hiram Hitchen R C Kelley Frank C Lewis Jennie Leighton Abram R Laird Mrs Jas McBride John B McNaughton Robert McKay James S Morrison Hanna Mackey Otto R Mau Gilbert Nostrosa Charles Nostrosa Granville Price J D Pasture Charles Ruden W H Russell Ben Repettn Eugene Rice Ada Rattazzi James Rogantim Etta Skillman A P TenVoord Marco Venturino John H Littlefair W J Eathorne James H Jury Thomas Kitchen J G Kitchen James Churchfield Antonio Florio C W Griffin Harry J Ivester W E Miller M H Miller Knud Nelson W J Shultes John Tatten Bell W Weymouth Frank Cook Charles W Dewitt Wm Hammond Ida McKinnen Rudolph Merald Charles W Pratt Mary L Rand Antone Siri Wade Armstrong B H Bruffey T A Bruffey Katherin Flynn Ida B Gilbert Geo B Leavings S F Stollenwerck Joe Bailey J L Cockrill E G C Affranchino Angelo Bisoni Caesar Prina Emil Bauman Steven Damele Bernard Damele F B Crofut J E Anderton Theophile Bidart Etta Bremenkampf John Blair J B Biale George Cox J A Cardinalli Thomas O Cox John Donnelly Margaret Delaney Althea Gather YVm H Evans Geo Flavin Lyman Fulton G A Fletcher W R Gilkey Stella Hooper Pearl S Hjul Mabel L Huebner W J Harris L W Hope Tsaac T Handley Geo Hildebrand James Kautz Dennis Keefe Eureka Kopp W O Leighton Robert A Laird Frank McBride James McBride Wm McBride Clayton B Morse Dan Morrison David Morris James D Morrison D E Nostrosa Jr Phil Paroni Paul Pedrioli Tony Romano Etta Rogantini J B Rebate ati Bertha Rich John Repetto Frank Komano Jr Will Swick J C Tyler Bessie TenVoord J B Venturino Sophia Zadow Fred S Harris Richard Jury J H Kitchen Ed Moyle Jr James H Dwyre Fred L Frye John Hoffmaster Henry McGowan Frank Murphy W J Mahoney Roy RtiBsell Margaret Shultes John White J 0 Bates Pete O’Donnell Geo W Goodfellow Frank G Hale Frank Merald John McLeod Dan B Rand Robert F Raine M E Thomas Webb W Buckskin R V Bruffey Joseph Flynn Jr J A Gilbert E J Knight Fredrick Simmick A O Thatcher Pete Carletti Kate Oockrljl Juda Borgna Angelo Borgna Joe Tamietti Antone Damele Peter Damele Andrew D Crofut John Eccles J r Jacobsen CHRISTMAS BED CROSS ROLL The following have enrolled in the Red Cross Christmas Roll Call since the time for enrolling was extended from December 23 to January 10. The enrollment in this Christmas drive for new members in Eureka County since the special call for new Red Cross members began on De cember 16 totals 98. Raymond Paatorino N A Whitmore Elvira Merialdo Mary Whitmore W S Yates Mina Connell N J Welty John Re petto Robt Kelley J ulia Hildebrand Mrs Annie McBride Mrs C B Battin Annie Smith Mra W H Smith Mrs Richard Hooper Han Rand Chlorinda Merialdo Carmelia Merialdo Frank Martinelli Will Hawkins Nevada Whitmore Mrs N J Welty Nellie Richardson Joe Rebaleati Ella Hildebrand Dora Hildebrand C B Battin Will Jones Thelnfa Smith Winifred Smith Mrs Dan Rand Helen Rand MAIL ROUTE CONFLICT PROBABLE Postal Department Discontinues Stage Mail Service-From Palisade and Evi dently Expects Local Railway to Carry All Mail The Sentinel yesterday received the following telegram from J. E. Sexton, general manager of the Eu reka-Nevada Railway: “Publish that no train will be op erated after January 15 from Pali sade on Montay or from Eureka on Tuesday.” Later news reached Eureka that the Postal Department had ordered the stage mail route from Palisade to Eureka discontinued, and that the mail leaving their Friday morning would be the last to leave over the stage route. This means, if the railroad is only going to carry the mail twice a week —on Wednesdays and Fridays—that the people of this section of Nevada are going to receive a much curtailed and unsatisfactory mail service, and that no mail will be received here be tween Friday and the following Wednesday. It is not thought for a moment that the Postal Department will stand for this aarangement, and in view of the past conflicts between the rail way company and the Postal Depart ment over carrying the mail between Palisade and Eureka, interesting de velopments are expected. The Postal Department discontin ued this mail route by stage last July, intending to have the railway com pany carry the mail, but as the train service was reduced to once a week, the Department was compelled to re-establish the stage route and has continued it until now—both the rail way and the stage comrany carring mail and the Department paying for a double service over the same route. It is now rumored that the Postal Department will insist that the rail way company carry the mail three times a week, and as Manager Sex ton is generally considered to have pronounced views as to the operation and service over his railway, a final settlement of the matter at this time will be looked forward to with inter est. __ EUREKA SCHOOLS OPEN AGAIN The Eureka District School and the Eureka County High School opened Monday, January 6, after a two months closing on account of the in fluenza, and during the week main tained an average attendance of 65per cent. They will remain open for at least six months’ work unless closed again by another outbreak of the epi demic. Lost time will be made up as far as possible by longer daily session*, an extension of the regular term in June, and longer daily lesson assign ments. In the High School the work re quired by the high school course of study will be given in order that stu dents may have the chance to get their full credits this year. This will necessitate regular attendance and harder work on the part of those who make their credits. But the plan has the approval of most of the pupils as they are anxious to finish the work this year. U. S. Employment Bureau The United States Government is making every effort to see that the unemployed throughout the country is taken care of. For that purpose it has established bureaus in every county, where attention will be giv en to employer and employee alike, free of charge. If the ranchers, mine operators, merchants, and others who desire help will send in their requirements to the U. S. Employment Service Bureau, and unemployed men will also register at the same place, the management will use every effort to see that the wants of both are filled. All services free; register at once. Office at Laird Building, Main Street, Eureka, Nevada. A session of the Presbyterian Sun School will be held at 1:30 o’clock to morrow. Legal blanks tor sale at the Sentinel offioe. PETER EVANS SEVERELY WOUNDED Now In Government Hospital at New York and Writes Encouragingly of His Condition The morning papers of January 7 announced in the official Government casualty list the name of Peter Evans of Eureka, Nevada, as severely wounded. He is the first Eureka County boy to be officially announced to have met with injury on the Euro pean war front. Mr. Evans is now in the U. S. A. Debarkation Hospital No. 5, New York City, and a letter from him under date of December 23 has been received in Eureka from which the SENTINEL has been per mitted to take the following: I left California on July 29 and landed at Southampton, England, on August 16, and they trained us until the 26th of September, then sent us to the firing line. I got hit on the 5th of October. A sniper shot at me five times but only landed once; he hit me in the ear and it went down and out the main artery in my neck. I laid there until the first-aid man came and fixed me up; he brought me down off the hill and tried to get me to walk, but I couldn’t; then the Jerry had us in a trap. I laid in the shell hole for six days with just a lit tle water to drink, and thought sure 1 was gone for good. Shells were bursting all around us and one ex ploded right below our hole and a piece of shrapnel hit me in the left arm and broke it. The scar reaches from my elbow half way down to the wrist. They had me on the operat ing table four times, but I’m coming out of it all right now. France and England may be all right, but give me the old U. S. There are 800 wounded soldiers in this building; we are right behind Wall street and can see everything going on. Peter Evans is the youngest son of Mrs. John Evans of Eureka, was among the last called into service from this county, and he made a rec ord breaking trip in going from this country into the service of actual fighting at the front. DEATH OF WILLIAM M. BLAIR Well Known Rancher and Stockman of Antelope Valley Panes Away Fol lowing Stroke of Paralysis William M. Blair died January 2 at his ranch home in Antelope Val ley following a slroke of paralysis. It is understood that he had been gradually failing since he suffered a stroke early last Summer. Mr. Blair has been a resident of Eureka County since the early 70’s and has always been engaged in ranch ing and stock raising. About 20 years ago he purchased the old But ler ranch in Antelope Valley, about 40 miles west of Eureka, where he and his family have since lived and continued to engage in stock raising He leaves a widow, two sons and six daughters—four grown children and four of school age. He was a native of Missouri and (54 years of age. His son, John, came into Eureka Saturday for a coffin, and on account of the deep snow was two days in making the trip. Nearly all the Blair family are just recovering from an attack of influenza, and owing to the severe weather and bad condition of the roads, arrangements were made here for the interment to take place at the home ranch. WAR WORK CAMPAIGN The War Work Campaign is still on and the County is as yet six hundred dollars short of its quota. The time is short to make up the deficit. Those who have intended to subscribe ami have over-looked it. please send in your subscriptions as soon as pos sible. The Government has a vast work on hand to demobilize its armies and to get its men back into aivil life. The dangers that confront idle men are far greater than those that con front the busy soldier, and the cost of caring properly for the men in khaki is enormous. The United War Work Campaign and the Relief quota for Eureka County is $1570. About one thousand has been raised. What can you go without to help the sol diers, and to help the sick and starv ing?