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SATURDAY. JANUARY 25, 1919 LOCAL BREVITIES. The influenza situation in Eureka ind on Ruby Hill continues to im jrove. No new cases have been re sorted on the Hill during the week, ind but two i^i Eureka. All those ittacked are said to be on the road to recovery. A. E. Kimball was an arrival from Clko by Wednesday’s train. He was met here by Isadore Sara and they lave since been going over the af airs of the Eureka Live Stock Com iny. They went out to the Roberts >eek ranch Thursday. Two Eureka County young ladies lave secured positions in the Nevada legislature at Carson, Miss Velma teynolds of Eureka as Enrolling 'lerkin the Assembly, and Miss Kitty Hynn of Mineral Hill as Committee }lerk in the Senate. Miss Reynolds eft by Thursday’s train for Carson. A telegram has been received in Cureka announcing the death of the nfant child of Mr. and Mrs. William tobinson, Jr., at Hylton, ElkoCoun y, and stating that the remains vere being brought to Eureka for nterment. The family is coming rom Hylton by team and is expected o reach Eureka to-day. Mrs. John Evans of Eureka re eived a telegram this week from ler son Peter Evans, announcing his rrival at Fort Douglas, near Salt .lake City. Fort Douglas is now an irmy convalescing hospital and it is hought he has probably been sent j here from New York for further reatment of his injuries before be ng discharged from service. John Siri of Diamond Valley was n Eureka several days the first of he week attending to business mat ers. He says this is about the long ist and coldest Winter he ever ex lerienced in the valley and that it is aking a lot of hay to keep cattle in ven fair condition. Several weeks igo his thermometer showed from 3 to 12 below zero every night dur ng the week. F. H. Dakin, a mining engineer, irrived from San Francisco by Wed lesday’s train, and is now engaged n sampling and inspecting the Phe lixmineon Ruby Hill. This property 3 understood to be owned by the i’orbes estate of San Francisco and a lurvey of the low grade ores that it s said will average about $14 is be ng made with a view to their re luction here by a milling process, 'he main shaft in the mine below he 200 foot level is not in good order ind it is thought some difficulty will >e experienced in exploring the tround below that level. F. W. Ahlers was in Eureka Wed lesday from Diamond Valley and re )orted that the well he was drilling 'or Handley Bros.’ at the Ry%e Patch was down ninety-two feet, but prog ress had been slow owing to trouble encountered in getting he casing down through the wash that he had been drilling in iince starting the well. No water was struck until a depth of 80 feet lad been reached, and this was only i small flow. The ground now in licates that a clay formation is being ipproached and Mr. Ahlers believes hat the present well will develop an artesian flow. W. A. Barnes, manager of the Eu •eka-Holly Mining Company, has been lere from San Francisco this week. When asked about operations at the company’s property he said that no new work is contemplated at present ind that, while the mine will not be shut down, the scale of operations will be curtailed for some time. The mice of lead was further reduced ast Monday when a new quotation 5 1-2 cents was sent out. This is i decline of over 2 1-2 cents from the price prevailing for several months before the signing of the armistice. Barnes says that because the drop in metal prices has anticipated any ma terial reduction in the cost of pro duction it will be necessary for most base metal mines to “mark time” during the period of readjustment from war to peace conditions. This applies particularly to mines still in the development stage. ONCE-A-WEEK MAIL SERVICE GOES INTO EFFECT But Petition and Protest Tele graghed to Washington Is Expected to Bring Early Belief Eureka had one mail from Palisade this week—on Wednesday, the first since Friday. January 17, and the train brought in five days’ mail. It was thought there would be consider able trouble in answering business and other necessary correspondence in time to catch the out-going train the next morning at 7:30, but the letter mail was ready for delivery a little after 6 p. m., and as nearly everybody got busy and cut out other engagements, prompt replies to all letters were posted and we heard of no complaints regarding the service at this end of the line; in fact. Postmaster Hoegh was com mended for handling the big mail so expeditiously. As the postal law is rather strict in regard to matter printed and circulated through the mails, the Sentinel will not attempt to quote the remarks passed regard ing those blamed for putting the once-a-week mail service into effect here. Many of our people believe the Postal Department is trying to put one over on the railway company and that it has really no idea of es tablishing permanently any reduc tion in our tri-weekly service. It is known that the Postal Department is still continuing semi-weekly and tri-weekly service to adjacent dis tricts containing only a handful of people, and although for some time Eureka has been receiving blows under the belt that have helped put us where we are to-day, it is not thought the Department has any idea of singling us out and giving a thousand people here a once-a-week service while furnishing another com munityof twenty people a three-times a-week service. The trouble in a nutshell vs that the railway company wants more money fot carrying the mail than the Postal Department will allow— about $1800 a year for a three-times a-week service. The railway com pany, we believe, wants $3600 for this service, and the people here are of accord that this amount is only reasonable and just, and in the past have signed petitions asking that Congress and the Postal Department arrange for a service on this basis. The Postal Department opposes on the grounds that the local railway is given the maximum amount allowed for railway service, and to increase this to the local company would compel it to raise its rates on hundreds of the smaller railway lines throughout the country, and so far it has successfully opposed th^action of our representatives in Congress to pass legislation that would permit the local line to receive the increased rate. The Department has for years been paying the stage company close to $6,000 per annum for a tri-weekly service from Palisade to Eureka, and it would look like a pretty good stroke of business to have the same service performed by the railway company for $3,600, with a six-hour schedule by the latter as against a 33-hour schedule by stage. To this the Department cites the postal laws regarding the rates for service and contends, we understand, that all people in this country must be given adequate and just mail ser vice, and if a railway will not fur nish satisfactory service at the rate allowed by law it will obtain this service over a stage route at the low est rate obtainable. Petition and Protest Twenty-five of Eureka’s business men and County officials signed the following petition and protest Mon day and forwarded it to Senator Charles B. Henderson at Washington, but up to the time of going to press to-day no acknowledgement or reply has been received: Eureka, Nevada, Jan. 20, 1919. Senator C. B. Henderson, Senate Chamber, Washington, D. C. The undersigned respectfully peti tion you to take up with General Burleson the matter of mail service into Eureka. We are at the present time obliged to accept a service of one mail per week, which is absolutely inadequate. This Post Office serves a population of more than one thous and, which merits a six day per week mail service, making trip through in one day, both directions, which can be accomplished the year around by means of truck or auto service, from either Palisade or Elko, Nevada. Under present arrange ment which is apparently in effect, increased service is wholly within the discretion of J. E. Sexton. If desir able can furnish numerously signed petition to General Burleson. Please interest our other representatives in this matter. The community sin cerely hopes that you will apply all the energy at your command with a view to securing for this community the service hereinabove suggested. Am mailing confirmation this mes sage to-day, but which, however, cannot leave here before next Thurs day under present arrangement. All Local Trains to Carry Mail The following copy of a letter sent to Manager Sexton of the local rail way and the postmasters at Palisade . and Eureka from the office of the superintendent of the Eighth Division ' of Railway Mail Service was tele phoned up from Palisade Monday and posted on the Courthouse bulle tin board: San Francisco, Jan. 18, 1919. J. E. Sexton, General Manager Eu reka-Nevada Railway, Palisade, Nevada. Sir: In connection with your reduc tion in frequency of train service on route 75011, Palisade to Eureka, Ne vada, effective the 23d inst., whereby trains will be scheduled to make but one round trip per week. In the event your company per forms service by extra or other means on days other than those on which trains are due to operate under time card, it is desired that arrangements be made to handle mail on trains, credits therefor to be taken on the monthly statement of service in the usual manner. Please arrange to notify postmas ters at terminal offices on occasions when extras, etc., are to be run, in sufficient time to permit the mails to be closed for dispatch thereon. Respectfully, J. F. Roberts, Superintendent. Arranging For Increased Service Postmaster Hoegh received a tele gram this morning from Superin tendent Roberts at San Francisco, as follows: Wire lowest obtainable rate per pound round trip temporary service Eureka-Palisade; basis three round trips. _ Proposals for bids for this service have now been posted in the Eureka office. The above action by the postal authorities indicates that the tele gram to Senator Henderson at Wash ington is bringing results. Train Due to Arrive To-day A. Moore, agent of the local rail way in Eureka, yesterday afternoon posted the following bulletin on the board at the Courthouse: Palisade, Nevada, Jan. 24. An extra train will leave Palisade; to-morrow, Saturday morning, about | 10 a. m. for Eureka, and will leave; Eureka Sunday morning at 9 a. m. j for Palisade. J. E. Sexton. ! THE MOVING PICTURES At thej Eureka Theatre Sunday j evening, January 26, “The Stainless, Barrier,” a five reel photo play will be presented. Life, love and honor are lavishly portrayed in this picture' of Southern backgrounds. Betsy Shelton, daughter of a fine old family, perjures herself on the witness stand to save her brother’s worthless neck, and backs her brother’s state ments as true when he declares he committed murder to protect her honor. Two reels of comedy, “A Pawn broker’s Heart,” will also be shown. Henry Wedekind moved out to his mining claims at Black Point this week and will do development work on them during the balance of the Winter. i LEGISLATURE IN SESSION Republicans Organize the Senate and Democrats the Assembly of Twenty-ninth Session The Nevada Legislature convened at Carson City at noon Monday for its twenty-ninth session, which will last sixty days. Caucuses of both political parties were held Sunday for the purpose of organizing the two Houses of the Legislature. The Republicans, who will control the Senate, selected Senator N. H. Chapin of White Pine as president pro tem. Other Senate officers sel ected by the Republican caucus are: Secretary—R. A. Mackay, Ormsby. Assistant secretary—Venie Rickey, Elko.' Sergeant-at-arms — J. Holman Buck, Mineral. Minute clerk—0. Warren, Lincoln. Assistant minute clerk—Miss M. Slingerland, Lyon. Journal Clerk—Ruth Dressier, Douglas. Assistant journal clerk—Clara Ru dell, Elko. Engrossing clerk—Miss M. Flanni gan, Washoe. Enrolling clerk—H. B. Maxson, Washoe. Committeeclerk—Catharine Flynn, Eureka. Assistant committee clerk—May Campbell, Clark. Bill clerk—Edna Short, Washoe. Stenographer—Edith Burt, Lander Mailing clerk—William Johnson, Nye. Messenger—Alex Wise, Lander. Page—Vernon Lovett, Ormsby. Porter—A. W. Clark, Ormsby. Assembly Organization There was a deadlock in the Demo cratic caucus over the selection of a Speaker of the Assembly, but this was settled when a vote of the House resulted in 15 for Chandler of White Pine and 20 for Fitzgerald of Nye. The other attaches of the Assembly are: Chief clerk—J^ H. Causten, Hum boldt. Assistant clerk—John Dunn, Es meralda. Sergeant-at-arms—R. L. Dent, Washoe. Assistant sergeant-at-arms—John Humphrey, Nye. Minute clerk—Nell Lucey, Washoe. Assistant minute clerk — Irene Parker, Esmeralda. Journal clerk—Edith Toyn, Hum boldt. Assistant journal clerk—Phil Gay er, Lincoln. Engrossing clerk—Mrs. Julia Nev ins, Storey. Enrolling clerk—Velma Reynolds, Eureka. Assistant enrolling clerk—Mrs. Lucy Gale, Douglas. Committee clerk—Miss Mildred Bray, Ormsby. Stenographer — Miss Thelma Wright, Humboldt. Mailing clerk—Mrs. Thomas Mc Cabe, Ormsby. Page—Ed Mai ley, Jr., Ormsby. Page—Dick Savage, Jr., Ormsby. Forter—Jerry Coleman, Urmsby. At a joint session of the two Houses on Tuesday, Governor Boyle read his opening message to the legislature. It consisted of some 12,000 words,and the 17 topics included reference to: Nevada war activities; State Coun cil of Defense; the condition of the State; State institutions; education; industrial relations; taxation reform; public health; social reforms; adminis trative reorganization; reclamation and the State engineer; good roads; military affairs; uniform laws; Fed eral jurisdiction; Federal Farm Loan bonds, and the League of Nations. A new teachers’ college building and provision for an engineering sta tion building are recommended for the University and the School of Mines are subject to the advice that they be placed under the other voca tional plans of the State. The legal continuance of the State Council of Defense is urged. The financial con dition of the State is shown to be re markably good with State institutions working well against increased num ber of inmates and costs of labor and materials. A budget and assessment antecedent to the tax-rate fixing function of the Legislature is again ARE YOU DOING YOUR PART? Many months ago the American Red Cross sent out pledge cards to every member of tne Red Cross, and to others asking that each subscribe a certain amount, payable monthly, until the close of the war. The Red Cross stated at that time that they would not ask for more to be given. They have kept their word, and the pledges ceased to live after Novem ber. 1918. But, the American Red Cross en dortes the drive that is on for the aid of the dying, starving people of the near east, and favors each and every member giving his limit for that purpose. Through Act of Congress a Nation al Committee was created and official ly appointed to handle this work, just as official as the Red Cross; the two are twin sisters in mercy and kindness to the world. A transport sails this week from New York load ed with the first shipment of supplies and food. Starvation ! How little we know about it! Where is one who reads this appeal who was ever really hungry in his life! Mrs. Fisher, just returned from the starving countries, tells of one baby, six months old whose mother perished while fleeing from the Germans, and which had been fed for two months on nothing but grass which its father had first chewed and then fed to it. Little babies lying on the streets by the side of or upon the bodies of their dead mothers, crying for food. America is not feeding the Ger mans; they will be obliged to buy their foodstuff's, but the innocent are suffering there. Picture your child in their places and then figure on what you can give. In Eureka County this drive for relief purposes has been included with the United War Fund Drive and the county is still over Five Hundred short on its quota. Since the names of last contribu tors were published, the following have donated: Presbyterian Sunday School, Eu reka, $10.00. Mrs. J. Lawton Butler Dead Mrs. John Lawton Butler died at Berkeley Saturday afternoon after a short illness from influenza. She was stopping at the home of her sis ter, Mrs. Victor Barndt, and the end came with such suddenness that the family in Hot Creek, Nye County, knew nothing of the sickness until the death message was received. Before her marriage she was Miss Marie Williams, and as a girl often visited friendsjn Eureka. Mrs. But ler was born in Nye County 36 years ago and spent her childhood with her * parents at the old home at Hot Creek until she was sent to school in the East and then finished at college. She was the daughter of Mrs. Sophia Williams and a sister of the late Joseph Williams whose untimely death last year was universally re gretted. She was 36 years of age and leaves two children, Louise, aged 16 and Lawton, aged 14. recommended. Wider authority for the health officials is urged. Slot machines and race-track gambling and betting should be forbidden, the message says. Opportunity to effect some consolidations of commissions and official works is seen, with bene ficial promise in some cases. An ac tive program for reclamation and good roads in harmony with the De partment of the Interior and of Agri culture is recommended. Most of the advances are contingent on Fed eral proposals not yet outlined, but it is urged that elastic legislation be made to fit contingencies, even in case proposals are later had from the National government. The present industrial and material state of the Nation is treated of at length and in detail with definite prediction of the probable course in the next few months. Both Houses of the Nevada Legis lature adopted a resolution ratifying the National prohibition amendment. It is hard for and empty bag to stand upright.