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The following dispatch was re
ared Monday by the Chairman of
the Transportation Committee of the
Eureka County Chamber of Com
Carson, Nevada, March SC.
A. H. Johnson,
Eureka, Nevada.
The Commission has ordered Vice
President Sexton to employ at Eu
reka and put ten men on track at
Slough at once, and to put on not less
than twenty men and work trains be
tween Palisade and Alpha, and op
erate work trains dally until track
and bridges have been cribbed up and
wreck at Alpha picked up or shoofly
built around It. Thanks for your re
Per J. F. Shaughnessy.
Following Is a copy of a telegram
from the Public Service Commission
to J. E. Sexton. Vice-President of the
Eureka-Nevada Railway:
Carson. Nevada, March 26.
j. E. Sexton,
Vice-President Eureka-Nevada Rail
road Co., ,
Palisade, Nevada.
pursuant to this Commission's or
ders in Eureka County Chamber of
Commerce Vb. Eureka-Nevada Rail
road Company, case 781, Issued March
17 and 26, and served on you re
quiring the employment of crew of
men, work train and materials to re
pair track and bridges and reestab
lish service between Palisade and Eu
reka, it is hereby further ordered
that the Eureka-Nevada Railroad
Company employ not less than ten
men at Eureka and put them to work
on line near Slough at once for pur
pose of protecting against washout
of roadway, track and bridges from
water run off now accumulating at
that point, and to make temporary
openings, crib up track and bridges
to the end that railway transporta
tion service may be resumed on de
fendant company's line as soon as
( possible.
It is further ordered that not less
than twenty men be employed and
put to work on line between Palisade
and Alpha, and that work trains be
operated daily with men and material
to make temporary openings, crib up
track and bridges, pick wreck or
shoofly around it at Blackburn, and
thus reopen line for operation.
tt Is further ordered that the Vice
President get over the line on motor
speeder car or otherwise and person
ally direct repairs and the reopening
of the line.
It is further ordered that full re
port covering present condition of
line compared with its condition fol
lowing small washouts on March 16
be rendered to the Commission at
It is further ordered that reports
shall be rendered to Commission at
once concerning in detail the number
of men employed, the dates thereof,
and the work done on roadway, track
and bridges, respectively since March
17, when employees were discharged
and railway ogeratlons suspended in
It is further ordered that begin
ning March 26 report Of progress and
the number of men employed each
day in making repairs and re-estab
lishing service be made to this Com
mission dally.
Per J. F. Shaughnessy, Chairman.
J. F. Shaughnessy, chairman of
the Public Service Commission of Ne
vada, came over from Carson last
Tuesday and made a trip of inspec
tion over the Eureka-Nevada Railway
as far as Blackburn that day. He re
ported that the damaged portion of
the railway had been repaired and
the bridges overhauled and made
safe, and that the railway should be
operating and have a train Into Eu
reka by Friday, March 31. 'Mr.
Shaughnessy said that the telephone
line between Palisade and Eureka
would also be looked over and re
pairs made when necessary to Insure
the safety of the Une and uninter
rupted service.
All of the above goes to show that
the assertion made in the Sentinel
last week, to the effect that the Eu
reka County Chamber of Commerce
was still functioning and would
eventually deliver the goods, is being
proven bjr definite results. These
results are being accomplished in the
face of the greatest opposition by the
most reactionary element In the com
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munlty. But knowing that we are
working along proper Unee we have
the courage to continue, and the faith
that sooner or later the thinking peo
ple will appreciate the work of the
Chamber of Commerce.
The people of this community
should also appreciate the very val
uable work done by the Public Ser
i vice Commission through Its chair
man Mr. Sbaughnessy, In maintain
ing communication with the outside
world. The State of Nevada Is In
deed fortunate to have a man of his
caliber at Ihe head of so important a
The Chamber of Commerce of Eu
reka County feels very grateful in
deed to Mr. Sbaughnessy for his un
tiring energy and unselfish devotion
to duty, in order that the people of
Eureka should receive the service due
The following telegram and orders
show that the Eureka County Cham
ber of Commerce was Instrumental
in re-establishing mail service Into
Eureka, Nevada, March 22.
W. H. Taylor,
Post Office Inspector,
Palisade, Nevada.
Owing to the highway conditions
! and the improbable resumption of
| train service by way of Palisade
; would it be possible for the depart
ment to establish mall service be
tween Jlggs and Eureka making con
nections with service now in effect
between Elko and Jlggs T
Ogden, Utah, Biarch 23, 1*22.
On account of the suspension of
service over the line of the Palisade
and Eureka the Department has au
thorized temporary service between
Elko and Eureka, Nevada.
Commencing at once clerks of the
railway line will therefore dispatch
at Elko mall for Eureka, Nevada and
District. W. H. TAYLOR,
Chief Clerk.
Ogden. Utah. March *4.
Our order No. 261 of March 23,
1622, la modified so that first and
second class mall for Eureka, Ne
vada and district will be dispatched
at Palisade, and third and fourth
class only at Elko. Second class
mails for EHreka and district consist
of Salt Lake City, Ogden, Elko. Reno.
Sacramento and San Francisco daily
papers only.
Please be governed accordingly.
W. H. TAYLOR. Chief Clerk.
At a special meeting ot the Board
of Directors of the Eureka County
Chamber ot Commerce held on March
30th to consider a communication re
ceived from Commissioner Fulkerson
of Beowawe relative to the road sit
uation In the north end ot Eureka
County, it was decided that it would
be impossible to lay the entire tacts
of this controversy before the tax
payers in such a light as would give
them complete understanding of all
the angles involved, and that it would
be better to get in touch with the
Governor of the State and the offi
cials of the Highway Department
looking to a re-opening of the case
with a view of giving all interested
parties a chance to be heard.
The questionairre sent out by the
Chamber ot Commerce showed that
90 per cent of the taxpayers were In
favor of the Emigrant Canyon route
as against the Welche's Canyon route,
and with the overwhelming majority
In favor of the proposition the Com
missioners feel that they are at least
Justified In taking the stand that
they wish everybody to be heard
more fully before committing them
selves. The Commissioners are
agreeable to delaying this action un
til everybody can have a chance to be
heard, and at the same time be In
formed of what they may expect in
case the matter Is adversely decided
by both the Highway Department and
the Federal government.
There are so many angles involved
in a controversy of this kind that In
attempting to cover them all It would
only confuse Instead of clarifying the
situation, and' for that reason it has
been decided to ask for a rehearing.
A committee has been appointed
to go into the entire history of the
case with a view of being able to pre
sent the contention of the people of
Eureka County to recognition in lo
cating this route, and to do this it
will probably be necessary to have a
preliminary survey made to inter
The following candidates for
School Trustee of Eureka District No.
1 had filed their names with County
Clerk McCharles up to the closing
time for filing nominations and are
now the official candidates to be vot
ed for at the election that takes place
at the public school building In Eu
reka commencing at 1 o'clock p. m.
on Saturday, April 1:
For Long Term Trustee—Robert
C. Kelley and W. H. Russell. One to
be elected.
For Short Term Trustees—Her
man O. Bremenkampf, William H.
Brennen, L. E. Mann, E. A. Skillman.
Two to be elected.
The following inspectors andclerka
have been appointed to serve at the
school election: Inspectors—A. H.
Johnson, William Olbson, Merrill
Fletcher. Clerks—J. B. Rebaleatl.,
Richard Gibson.

Wedding bells continue to ring out
the announcement of marriages in
Eureka's circle of young people. On
Friday evening Mr. Elwood J. Lewis
and Miss Tranqullla Ellen Berolo
were married by Judge T. A. Bur
dick at the home of the bride’s par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Berolo, In
Eureka. They were attended by Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Depaoll.
The groom has resided in Eureka
since last July, and has been em
ployed In the People's Market until
recently when he purchased the busi
ness. This week he sold an Interest
to Charles Depaoll, and this market
will now be conducted by Lewis A
The bride has grown to woman
hood in Eureka and for several years
has been engaged with her parents
in managing and conducting their
mercantile business in Eureka. In
this position she has shown unusual
aptitude and business ability, and by
her tact and pleasing personality has
acquired a large circle of friends and
well wishers.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis will receive the
congratulations and best wishes of
many friends. They will taka up
their residence in Eureka.
At 1 o'clock to-day (Friday) Lo
cal Agent Williams of the Eureka
Nevada Kailway Informed the Sen
tinel that a combination passenger
and freight train left Palisade at
8:30 this morning and had reported
safe past Alpha Station, and the train
should reach Eureka early this af
He said five passengers were on
board and he understood this train
was bringing all delayed merchandise
that had accumulated at Palisade
since the washout. Mr. Williams
understood there would be another
train up Monday, but he was without
information regarding regular ser
J. H. Fulmer of East Ely, has been
named as successor to United States
Marshal Thomas Pickett, who has
forwarded his resignation, effective
April 1 to Washington.
Mr. Fulmer, the Ely Record says,
has been a resident of White Pine
County for about fifteen years, the
greater part of which has been spent
In the employ of the Nevada North
ern Railroad in the capacity of con
It Is understood that Lyman Ful
ton of Eureka expects to receive an
appointment as one of Mr. Fulmer's
deputies when he takes over the
From Monday's Reno Gazette It Is
learned that J. E. Sexton of the Eu
reka-Nevada Railway was called to
San Francisco from PaliBade last Sun
day owing to the death of Qeorge R.
Whlttell, president of the Eureka
Nevada Railway Company, in that
city following an attack of Influenza.
No further particulars were given by
the Oazette, and San Farncisco pa
pers the Sentinel has been able to
obtain carry no mention of Mr. Whit
tell’s death.
mine just what the cost of the two
routes will be. At the next regular
meeting of the Board of County Com
missioners the matter will be fully
discussed and ways and means will
be decided upon.
mil mo mu
The blockade of the Eureka mall
was raised last Sunday, March 26th,
by the arrival here of a truck driven
by John Rlordan of Elko, who came
through with a Dodge truck loaded
with 1200 pounds of third and fourth
class mail that.had been shipped by
the postal authorities from Palisade
to Elko, and from there to Eureka.
Mr. Rlordan reported no undue dif
ficulties were encountered with the
exception of a bridge that was washed
out at the Sadler ranch in Hunting
ton Valley and which they replaced,
losing one day in their schedule. This
demonstrates that the road from Elko
is fiegotlable under the most adverse
conditions. Pine Valley In the north
end of Eureka County is at preaent
under water and is practically im
passable for anything except a man
on horseback.
Until our county is in position to
improve our road north and south be
tween Eureka and Palisade it is a
forgone conclusion that Elko, with
its better outlet and better road con
ditions. will draw the greater part of
the travel, and it has been demon
strated by the arrival of the mail un
der present conditions that this road
is open when there is no possibility
of getting between Palisade and Eu
reka with a load.
The Progressive Business Men's
Club of Elko has Interested them
sifves and are actively engaged in
circulating a petition In that city
asking the Postal eDpartment to es
tablish a Star Route between Elko
and Eureka, and a copy of this peti
tion has been received In Eureka for
circulation among the citizens here.
This petition reads as follows:
To the Honorable Postmaster Gen
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:
The undersigned, being residents,
business men and taxpayers within
the City of Elko, Elko County, Ne
vada, and the Town of Eureka, Eu
reka County, Nevada, do hereby re
spectfully petition for the establish
ment of a Star Route between Elko
and Eureka and in support of this
petition we respectfully show:
1. That there is at the present
time no regular route and uo regu
lar means for the conveyance of mail
to the Town of Eureka, save and ex
cept a temporary contract for the
carrying of mall between Elko and
2. That such contract is purely
temporary and that the same will ex
pire as soon as permanent arrange
ments are made (or carrying the
3. That prior to the establishment
of such temporary route, the mail
had been carried to Eureka by means
of the Eureka-Nevada Railway from
the Town of Palisade in the County
of Eureka, but that said railway is
not now in operation; that part of
the grade and right of way has been
so damaged by Spring floods that it
may be, as your petitioners are ad
vised and believe, a number of weeks
at least before the railway can be
again in operation.
4. That even while said railway
was in operation the carrying of
mails over the same way was unsat
isfactory; that every year consider
able delay had been experienced due
to damage to the road; that your pe
titioners are advised that said road
and roadbed are greatly depreciated
and that <he owners of said railway
have refused to comply with orders
of the Nevada State Railway Com
mission to put the road and grade in
serviceable condition.
5. That a route between Elko. Ne
vada, and Eureka, Nevada, would bo
a permanent all year route and that
your petitioners believe that satis
factory contracts can be obtained for
carrying the mail over said route
throughout the year by motor trnck
and stage.
8. That the establishment of said
route will make toward the best in
terests of the residents and business
men of the Town of Eureka, as well
as the City of Elko, as well as per
sons along the line of said route.
7. That your petitioners are ready
to furnish to the Post Office Depart
ment any further and additional in
formation and data that may be re
quired in the premises.
8. That it is important that im
mediate attention be given to this
petition to the end that the persons
to be served may be assured In the
in rmjmi com
Filed with the Public Service Commission of Nevada on
March 17, and effective May 1, 1922, the Eureka-Nevada Rail
way Company has issued a supplement to their last Tariff sheet
No. 18D. A comparison of old and new rates is made in the
table below:
New Old
Rates Ultra
Bran, Sorts, Middlings, Flour, Wheat.. CL 70.6 76
Oats, Rye and Corn . CL 63.5 75
Bran, Shorts, Flour, Oats, Barley, etc.LCL 80 100
Canned Qoods—Mixed carloads. CL 70 00
Canned Milk and Cream—min. 10,000 lbs.__ CL 66 00
Cement . CL 50 62.5
Distillate in drums, barrels or cases . CL 50 56.5
Fruits and Vegetables, Green .LCL 50 81.6
Gasoline and Illuminating Oil, in packages, straight or
mixed. 20,000 min. CL 66 * 80
Hay, min. weight E. N. Ry. car 8000 lbs.' CL 42 47
I Iron, Bar and Cast. CL 67.6 81.5
i Iron, Ear and Cast.LCL 70 00
1 Lime in barrels, min. 16,000 lbs.:. CL 60 82.6
Lumber, rough timbers, min. 30,000 lbs._. CL 30 38
Lumber, Lath, Shakes, Shingles, Pickets.LCL 80 100
Machinery, Mining and Shop . CL 80 00
• Oil, Crude, in tank cars or drums. CL 50 66.6
Pipe, Iron, Wrought, Cast or Sheet—10,000 min. CL 65 80
Potatoes ._.LCL 50 76
Salt, Milling and 8tock._. CL 65 75
Sugar, Sacks and Boxes, min. 10,000 lbs. CL 65 90
Sodium Sulphate, crude ...... 20
Wool, in bags, min. 20,000 lbs. 65 76
Sheep and Goats, per car mile.„.. 36 42
; Hogs and Calves, per car mile .. -» 36 46
Cowb, per car mile...... 88 . 46
Oxen, Bulls or Steers or Colts (Under 1 Year)._. 38 46
Horses or Ponies, Mules or Jacks. 45 50
Commenting on the cut In rates as shown In the above table, some of
the shippers who have compared the new rates with the old say the local
freight rates still show a $1.20 rate from Palisade, Raines, Brans, Hay
Ranch and Blackburn. The commodity rate on hay of 42 cents, which ap
plies from Palisade to Eureka, is said to be an injustice to the Pine Valley
ranches shipping hay into Eureka.
The Western Classification permits of shipments of mixed carloads of
bran, flour, oats, corn and rye at one rate, but on the new tariff they take
two rates coming from Palisade to Eureka. This same condition exists re
garding the item Gasoline and Illuminating Oil. These articles are shipped
under the heading Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Including compound
ed oils or greases having a petroleum base, allowing lubricating oils snd
greases to be shipped with them. From Palisade these oils and greases now
take the first class rate of $1.20 per hundred pounds.
The items—Cement and Lima—should be allowed to *~irr*llgllrt in
mixed carloads from point of origin to destination.
Tbe Item of Salt, stock and milling, should also have table salt included.
The commodity rate on wool from Eureka to Palisade is preferential
over Oak Station, where a very considerable tonnage originates.
The live stock rates show a reduction, but are still from $4 to $10 a
car higher than the Nevada Central Railroad for simUar distances.
Carson News: Accompanying the
February report of co-operation of
the U. S. Biological Survey and State
RableB Commission in destruction of
predatory animals, received at the
Governor's office, was what at first
glance appeared to be a remarkable
kodak picture of a group of seven
coyotes. The first impression would
lead one to believe that the animals
had been snapped by a camera plant
ed close to the carcass that served to
attract the band. One person ex
pressed the belief that all coyotes in
the view had been caught in traps,
which although hot visible because
of the sndw, held the animals while
they were photographed. Persual of
the letter, however, revealed that the
animals had fallen victims to very
effective poison baits set by Hunter
F. B. Crofut of Eureka County. They
were apparently “posed” for the pic
ture by being stood upright, th«ir
feet sticking in the snow and holding
them in that position while the pic
ture was taken.
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At Oakland, California, March 18,
1922, to the wife of O. R. Heidrlch,
a son. Mrs. Heidrlch was formerly
MUs Adelaide Wilhelm of Eureka.
A. Berolo, the Eureka merchant,
has a notice to his patrons irf to-day’s
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near future of a definite permanent
Respectfully submitted,
The Eureka County Chamber of
Commerce discussed the above peti
tion at its special meeting' held on
March 30 and decided that it would
support the establishing of a Star
Route to Eureka from Elko at this
time, but that it would use its beet
efforts looking to the improvement of
a road between Eureka and Palisade
as being the logical outlet for the
i southern end of Eureka County.
Superintendent D. States reports
that a day and night shift has now>
been put on at the The Eureka-Uncle
Sam mine and an average of ten feet
a day is being driven in the main tun
nel, which will tap the Friday shaft
in the old Hamburg mine within the
next forty or fifty days.
From this shaft all of the old work
ings in the Hamburg will be acces
sible. There are five distinct and
separate ore bodies opened in the
east drift of the Uncle Sam, showing
an enormous tonnage of. milling ore
as well as considerable high grade.
Many other prospects for ere bodies
are being developed, which promise
an additional tonnage. Three feet of
snow is still in evidence at the mine,
making it impossible to make any
shipments until road conditions are
more favorable.
Several weeks ago I became In
volved in financial difficulties and
my merchandise and clothing busi
ness was suspended for several
days. I was fortunate enough to
be able to arrange with my most
pressing creditor* so that I was
able to resume business and sup
ply my patrons with but a short
interruption of service.
This is written to Inform my
patrons and the public in general
that I have now arranged my fin
ancial affairs so that I will be able
to conduct my business In the fu
ture as I have done in the past,
and solicit the trade of all former
as well as new patrons, assuring
all that they will be given value
received in all purchases made at
the Berolo stores.
Those indebted to the Berolo
stores are requested to make set
tlement at their earliest conven- ,
ience. A. BEROLO,
Eureka, Nevada, March 81, lt»22.

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