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m T^TMF <s YOU SAVE LIVES t BUY W. S. S. fc"P**"1*'* .• • >’ r - -■•.t'lf’i' ^’"1 .;■■■. ■■■■ . 1 ' » 1 "■" " ——-:-'- ■ VOL LX. " YERINGTON, NEVADA, SATURDAY, JULY 27th, 1918. NUMBER 31. ^ _ _■— ——M—--*---—~——. ■ ■■' 1 ——»• i——i i— *flWM OVER SEAR. LETTER FROM DR. LEAVITT. Atlantic Ocean. Mr. R. L. Waggoner, Yerington, Nevada, Dear Mr. Waggoner: From the heading you can see that I am now well on the way to wards France and soon will be doing my bit to help shatter the Hun’s dream of a Worlds conquest and the ^enslavement of all nations. From now on I will be deprived of news from Dear Old Nevada to a great extent. From what I can learn of the correspondency situation in France, letters from me will be proinp tly forwarded, provided nothing in them conflicts with the rules of the Censor, but the mail to me will be delivered sometime. It must be a stupendous task for our mail auth orities in France to keep track of such an enormous body of men as soon will be in that country and to be affte to deliver their mail to them. It may require considerable time to do it but they will see that our mail is delivered, even if it does come in bunches. The policy of your paper of sending copies to all men in the U. S. Service is a very commendable orie and I assure you is fully appreciated by those isolated from the news "from home". The Times will never find a fnore appreciative reader than the boys in France. In compliance with your request, I am sendingg you my address. Until further notice it will be as follows: Lt. Granville E. Leav itt, M.R.C. American expeditionary Forces, via New York City. We want local papers more man we iu> Dailies, so keep up the good work. In place of scanning them as many do at home we promise to read every thing, including ads and corn cures. I am not permitted to give the dates of departure or arrival, number of men on the train, cities passed through or anything else that might lead to the enemy's estimating the number or equipment of tire men or point of embarkation for France but I would like to give you a brief out line of the impression made upon me as 1 passed thrugh the states en route to the point of embark ition. Suffice it to say that in due course of time • left the training cam:), and. in lour days arrived ai th$. point of ?Vnf\ark ■ ation. You should have -tin the enthus iasm of this contingent of officers fnd men. We were all excited, had |r baggage ready for the train hours e.fore the appointed time and laid in a supply of cigars, cigarettes and matches and with heads up and with blood in our eyes were ready for the first lap toward- the "-Rattle Field of France." In order to move a large body of men wfien not permanently attached to some organization it is nece-sary to divide them into smaller detachments with » Captain, mess sergeants and two Lieutenants in Com mand. The duty of these officer's is to see that the men under them get onto the train, that proper provision for their food supply has been made and that none are lost en route. "Some job” when you have a "live hunch." Every time the train stops to permit the men to take a little exercise the toll must be called to see that all are hack. Of course we were instructed in the kind of information that we were permitted to give the inquiring public. Wq were not Allowed to state where we came from or where we were going, excepting that we were going across. We were well feet and travelled in Pullmans. \\ hat more could a man desire? If I ever had any doubt regarding the hearty support of the American people in this great war my journey to the port of embarkation would have dispelled it. Travelling on a special train with no one knowing the rail roads we were to go over and the cities and towns along the various lines had no way of hearing that a troop train was to come along, yet throngs of people would be at the depots, streets, highways and on the back porches of the houses waving , flags and cheering us on and wishing us “God-speed". Even locomotive engineers broke the railroad rules and' tooted their whistles enthusiastically as wg sped by them. The roar of the whistles was deafening when we passed through railroad centers. Al times a dozen locomotives would be whistling at one time. At other times this din. of noise would have been maddening hilt under these cir cumstances it had an inspiring effect. I could feel the waves of joy and en thusiasm, tempered with that inex ' j^Bssible something that brings tears ^rthe eyes, coursing through my en tire body. It made me feel proud of the fact that I was* one of the recip ients of their'enthusiastic greetings and with tears in my eyes silently expressed my thanks to these my fel low citizens. May God bless them and permit them to be able to greet every train of soldiers that passes through their towns. It is good med icine for the departing soldier. My answer to their greetings was that I would do my best to fee! entitled to it. I was proud that I could call my self an American Soldier and could' feel that I was one of the peoples’ representatives in this great conflict, and was permitted to uphold Uncle Sam in this battle for Liberty and Democracy for the people of Europe. You should have seen the number of service flags displayed from win dows along the railroad. I asked my seat mate if it could be possible that so many families had relatives in the arhiy- His reply was, “Ye$ and they are proud of it”. They felt, and just ly so, that they had a perfect right to cheer and wish us Godspeed for they had their own blood representing them in this battle for freedom . De spite the unspoken fears that must have tilled their breasts, yet these ,people gloried in the fact that they had sent their husbands, brothers, sons to France. Intermingled with fear for the safety of their loved ones was the supreme joy of being able to say, "By direct representation I too am there. 1 may never see my loved ones again, but if it be God s will 1 am content. I will trust the con sciousness of duty performed to till the aching void his loss will leave in my home. His chair may be vacant but we will be proud of the fact that we were able to contribute our share, even though at a great sacrifice. J wish that 1 were a poet and could give expression; in a beautiful sonnet, to the praise due those whose un selfishness prompted them to gladly send forth their own kith and kin that they might tight for unfettered freedom of the human race. 1 can not thus express myself in words and can only hope that 1 may be permitted to express my feelings in action. We were in ditc time detrained at the point of embarkation and there secured such articles as were neces sary to complete the equipment of officers and men. In a few days ev erything was ready and under cover of ..:. ..K ... ..1 — i * i — i. j tlie mini to the train and were taken | to a ferry and landed at the pier from j which our transport was to sail. Still guarded by great secrecy we were al i lowed to go aboard our good ship, i were assigned to berths and a place at j the diifing table and given life belt-, j and then began the second lap of our | trip "across.” ' ..... j» ■ *Vi?v.#tiwc'■■■#■ a a brif-f ! account of my life on the transport, j It is a wonderful experience. Just enough of danger and discomforts to | make it spicy A- you know some i thing secured without effort is never appreciated so thoroughly as some j thing else acquired only at the sac ! rillce of comforts and the endurance of hardships. h'or nearly three m’onths all of my writing has been, done with a suit case'across my knees wr trunk for a clrair and my knees for a writing desk. At present I am holding my little portable typewriter on nvy knees. The swaying of the ship often spoils my aim and as a result my one huger •misses the proper key. My handwrit ing is had enough when I am resting upon mother earth but upon the boun ding sea it might serve as an excel lent lesson in hieroglyphics (Is that spelled correctly?). Were it not for this trip, napkins, china dishgs and tablecloths would seem as unnatural to me a? a writing desk or a stable scat. I have learned that food served on tin plates can be just as delicious as when served on a silver platter and partaken of at a table laden with beautiful flowers. Don't forget any of the boys. Se cure their names and correct address es and send them the Times for your paper could not fall into more ap preciative bands than the boys in lvar-away-I'rance. I lie thought has just occurred to me that the commun ity should make it their business to see that the soldiers front «Lyon Coun ty, whether abroad or still in the United States, received news from home and received at least one of the County papers. He yearns for news from home and it would be an easy matter for the community to ascertain just who does not get the Home papers and to provide them. V ell, I must close before I suffer an a'ccident. My suit case rolled out from under me and I sat down a lit tle too hard to be comfortable. With best wishes for the success of. the '1 imes and. personal regards to your • elf and Mrs. Waggoner, 1 remain, Very sincerely, G. R. Leavitt. -oo OPEN-LETTER. To The Peoplee of Nevada: Having Ween njentioned as a possible candidate for the Republican nomination for the office of Attor ney General of Nevada, and having received from many friends in differ ent sections of the state letters urg ing me to announce myself and pledg ing their support, and particularly having been “boosted” by many Lyon County friends, both Republicans and j Democrats', 1 take this means of ad vising my friends that 1 shall not be a candidate for that office at the com ing primary election. This decision is reached after care fully considering the matter with many personal friends, and after holding a consultation with Mr. Geo. S. Green, of Reno, who has announc ed himself as a candidate at the com ing primary election. Mr. Green and mfself have been personal friends for many years, and I have no hesitancy in saying that I believe him to be better qualified to fill the office, and through his wide acquaintance in the state, better able to make the campaign than I am, and I ask the same support for him, from my friends,as woulcJ^nave ‘been given me, had I chosen to run. I have been especially honored by the citizens of Lyon County in hav ing been chosen by them as their Director of the County Council of Defense, and I feel at this time very reluctant to give up that position for any other, in that I am in a small measure, at least, able to serve my flag and my country—it is not giv en or written that all of us may be pblti to participate in the Conflict “over there", and - ueh of us as are physically incapacitated for military service, .can at least do or help to do those things here at home that will eventually serve to aid “our boys" who will soon bring the German War Lord to his knees. • I- sincerely appreciate the high hon or conferred upon me by my friends, in mentioning my name for such an important nomination, but shall be happy to serve my constituency of Lyon County, in the same capacity in which I now serve them, if they shall choose to so will it, and -hall be glad of the privilege of serving my country as 1 now serve it, looking hopefully forward to the time when this war shall have ended, but trusting that it shall not end until after Prus sianism lias been wiped off the face of the earth, and the world shall have been made safe for Democracy. I am very truly yours, Clark J. Guild. Yerington, Nevada, Julv 24th, 1918. THE THOMPSON WAR FUND I ASSOCIATION. Statement of Receipts and Disburse- i e i ,;,arier ending June 30th, .. 1918. RECEIPTS. Mason Valley Mines Co. . Employees, $28.72.28 Leaching PI: nt. 30.50 Outside .Subscribers. 97.00 On hand- .Mason Valley Bank. April 1st. 40.75 j Total. $3040.51 DISBURSEMENTS. American Red Cross $2228 2° ! Y.M.C.A. War Fund', 650.00 I Tobacco to France, 50.00 ! Balance, Mason Valley Bank, July 1st. 1918. 62.51 ! Total, $3040.51 1 Statement of Receipts from Decern- ' ber 1st, 19*7 to June 30th, 1918. RECEIPTS. Mason Valley Mines Co Employees $5,421.51 i Leaching Plant 54.25 j Outside Subscribers 184.00 j Total $5659.76 DISBURSEMENTS American Red Cross $3938.00 Y.M.C.A. War Fund 1400.00 Tobacco to France 150.00 Tobacco to Belgium 50.00 Smileage Books 50.00 Refunds 9.25 i Balance, Mason Valley Bank, July 1st, 1918 62.51 j Total $5659.76 — - , — _nn_ YgRINGTON BRANCH A. R. C. The ladies of the branch work room who prepare the comfort kits regret that there was a number of kits which they were unable to present to those departing for the training camp?. It is their regular custom to pro vide comfort kits for each man going from this county and they hope that in the future some plan may be ar ranged whereby all will receive their kits. As fast as material arrives from headquarters it is cut and given out and the quota is being promptly filled. --oo— -.— DISTRICT COURT. - In the matter of the Estate of G.B. \\ aldo, Deceased, the petition was granted, the will was admitted to probate and letters testamentery were issued to Mrs. Sarepta, A. Waldo. J. C. Gallagher, E. H. Whitacre and Chas. E. Fox were appointed apprais er?. In the matter of the application of Nicholas Mathias Unterholzner for change of name the petition was grant ed and name changed to Mathias Holt. In the matter of the Guardianship of the Estates of, Charles David Ross and Blanche Loraine Ross, Minors, E. J. Ross, Guardian, was authorized to make the sale of the property de scribed in the petition upon giving a bond in the sum of $12JD00. The bondsmen, J. C. Snyder and G. W. Martin were released from further li ability and the Guardian was directed to secure a new guardian bond in the sum of $500 to each minor. Full ac count to date was ordered filed. The property to be sold will be appraised by E. A. Dillon, D. Crowninshield and L. W. Menke. The demurrers in the cases of Wm. Haniotas vs. Neil McLeod and Gust Rahis vs. Neil McLeod were set for hearing July 25 at 11 a.m. The case of J. H. Donaldson vs. Harry PotVell was set for trial August 28„ 1918, at 10 a.m. In the Reading Mercantile and Transportation Company vs . Smith Valley .Mines, Harron, Rickord & McCone and Jas. O'Brien, The case was ordered submitted. The case of Tom Colas vs. Theo. Fouras was set for trial Thursday, August 29, 1918, at 10 a.m. The demurrer to the plaintiff’s com plaint in the case of Wm. Haniotas vs. Neil McLeod was overruled and the defendant was given 20 days to answer. In the case of Gust Rahis vs. Neil McLeod the defendant’e demurrer to plaintiff’s complaint was ovrruled and the defendant was given 20 days to answer. In the matter of the application of J. A. Guttery for attorney's fee in the Case of Reading M. &. T. Co. vs. Smith V. M. Co. for the sum oi $500 the sum of $250 was allowed and or dered. and the Receiver was author ized to pay the same from any funds available. The defendant’s demurrer to plain tiff’s complaint in the Case of Lena Roy v -. Neil McLeod was overruled and defendant was given 15 days to answer. In the divorce case of Margaret Rowe vs. Thomas Rowe the court granted permission to amend the com plaint by correcting the date qf .the marriage. The decree of divorce was granted the plaintiff on the grounds of non-support as alleged. _n r_ — “FAST BLACK — WON’T RUN. From the Minnesota Division Worn ans' Committee of the Council of Nat inal Defense comes this story told at a meeting by a government official just back front France: “ 'fill one encampment where there were 5,000 negroes General Pershing <tiH word that lie wanted 1,500 men for a particularly dangerous feat. So they lined up the men and asked every man who was w illing to volunteer to step forward. The whole 5,000 step ped one step forward—and they lvad to select the 1,500. Then the men shouted the slogan, “Fast black-won’t run." -oo TO CULTIVATE MORE LAND IN THE FALLON DISTRICT. A plan to put under cultivation 2.000 acres of waste land in the Fal lon district is being considered by the government, with the cooperation of the Nevada College of Agriculture. While on a recent trip to Washington Dean Knight of the College of Agri culture conferred with A. R. Davis, head .of the Reclamation Service, and submitted to him a proposition for using government tractors lo reclaim marshy and sagebrush covered waste lands. Davis approved the plan and promised to aid so that at least 2,000 acres now idle can be put under culti vation next year. -oo NO ASSESSMENT WORK FOR THE PERIOD OF THE WAR. i The United States Senate lias pass ed the Henderson resolution suspend ing assessment on mining claims for the duration of the war and one year thereafter. Section 3 of this law reads as fol lows: "That the locators of all mining locations heretofore made, or which shall hereafter be made, n any min eral vein, lode or ledge, situated on the public domain, their heirs and assigns, where no adverse claim ex i-ts at the passage of this act, so long as they comply with the laws of the United States and state and local regulations, not to'conflict with the laws of the United States gov erning their possessory title, shall have the exclusive right of possess ion and enjoyment of all the sur face and subsurface included in the lines oi their, locations and of all ^eins. lodes and ledges or parts there of, throughout their entire depth in side of such -urface lines extended downward vertically. -oo BLAZE AT PALISADE Practically the entire town of Pal isade was destroyed by tire VVednes dey afternoon, July 10. The blaze started in either the hotel or jail, it is not known which, and spread over the whole town which is situated north of the railway. Fire fighting apparatus was 'rushed from Carlin by the railroad company, but arrived too late to -ave much property. The buildings destroyed were the ) town’* only hotel, the schoolhouse, court house, jail and seven residences with all their contents. They were mined at at about $75,000. No lives were lost as the residents had oppor tunity to get out of the houses before they caught fire. No railroad property wnt destroyed. Palisade is on the auut line of the Southern Pacific and is the terminal point of the Eu reka Palisade railroad from Eureka connecting with the Southern Pac ific at that point. --oo P08SIBLB RESUMPTION _AT LUCKY BOY. The old Lucky Boy mine which was one of the best prospects and later a producer in 1909 may resume work very soon witn a flotation plant to treat the ores. According to the statement of John H. Miller, the Knight Investment Company of Provo, Utah, fe. negotiating for a half interest, as it is reasonably cer tain that the ore may be handled by the new process which has added advantage of costing only a fraction of. the cyanide treatment. Some leas ers are working on the property drift ing back on the vein on the 500 ft lev el. The Lucky Boy is one of the great est engineering exploits in Nevada, having a tunnel 6400 feet long running through a hard lime and granite. The bore was driven only after twenty eight months steady work and at a cost of $150,000. The bottom tunnel is said to have some rich ore at a depth of 1100 ft. —Gazette. --oo ANOTHER RAISE IN COPPER. Voluntary increases in refining tolls have been made by mining com panies producing millions of pounds of copper annually as a result of the higher prices fixed for copper by the war industries board. Refining contracts have not been revised, but modified for the duration of the war or during the period of abnormally high costs ‘of labor (and material, says the Boston News Bureau. Representatives of some of the lar gest copper mining companies say they will not benefit by the new cop per price to any extent other than that they will not be forced to draw upon their present margin of profits to cover increased freight Tates, high er wages and additional refining tariff. In brief, the 2!4 cent increase in copper price, now effective with the naming of 26 cents a pound, does not cover the increased cost of pro duction which lias developed during the past few weeks. Roughly, refiners will get about 1 cent a pound of the raise, the gov ernment, »through the railroad rate increase, will get another cent, while the 'remaining j/> cent per pound will not fully cover the high er wages effective and soon to he paid. The present price of 26 cents a pound extends only until August 15 and it would not be surprising if an other increase were made at that time. — Tonopah Miner. .-no NOTICE TO VOTERS. Yerington, Nevada, July 25, 1918 So many friends and voters have recently made inquiry concerning my candtdeucy to succeed myself as assessor of Lyon County that I take this means of letting them know that I have decided not U> run. At the same time I wish to express my appreciation for support in the past and the many kindnesses 1 have received while in office. I have held this office for the past six years and feel thfut is long enough for any one to hold a two-year office. My per sonal affairs need attention which release from public office will give me time for. Respectfully, H. S. Pohe. Mr. Pohe has been a1 most success ful assessor, one of the best in the state and it is with considerable mis giving that we note his letter above. The office of assessor is, outside of District Judge, the most important of the county offices and should be filled with care. A man of broad ex perience and mature.' judgement is needed for this responsible post. It will be especially difficult for the next incumbent to live up to Mr. Pohe’s splendid record. --oo FATAL ACCIDENT AT BLUESTONE. Thursday afternoon about 5:30 some rock falling in one of the stopc? at the Bluestone Mine caught two of the miners, killing one and injuring the other. Charles Boundy was the unfortunate, a man new at this place, working his second shift an<l very lit tle is known about him. The injured man was removed to the Mason Hospital where he is re ceiving every care. The injuries are not considered serious. An inquest will be held in Yering ton today, with State Inspector Stin son present. END CAME AT RENO L.D.SANTINA DIES OF BLOOD POISONING. Lorenzo D. Santina, one of the prominent Italian farmer? of this val ley met with a, sad end in Reno on Tuesday, July 23, 1918. He had had a bad foot for some time and it be came infected. His fafhily took him to Reno for treatment by Dr. St. Clair but it was too late and he suc cumbed to the dread disease. Mr. Santina was a native of Italy from the province of Tuscany. He came to this country many years ago and after establishing himself sent for his wife, who survives him. Three children also mourn his loss, Mrs. Louise Benetti of Derby, and Fred and Ernest Santina of Yering ton. Mr. Santina has owned and op erated a fine farm in the valley south of town and has been a respected member of the community for years. The funeral services were held on Thursday in this city, Rev. Joseph Cunha officiating. They were largely attended by sympathising rejativcj? and friends. Interment was in the Yerington cemetery. -oo MISS DeVOTO A BRIDE. Announcements have been received by friends in this city stating that Mis?- Hazl Helen DeVoto was mar ried to Mr. Redmond Mahoney in San Francisco on July 9, at the res idence of the Bride’s sister. Miss DeVoto is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David DeVoto of Santa Rosa and is well known here where she had charge of the kindergarten for the past two years. She is a great favorite in the younger set and the jidol of the littlest ones by whom she is known as Miss Hazel. The groom is a buyer for Schwab aeher, Frey & Co., of San Francisco, where .the young people will make their home. DAYTON QUITE MILITARY Quite a military atmosphere pre [ vailed at the Red Cross entertainment j at the High School Saturday night, j Seven soldiers were in the audience. Lieutenant Masterson of Camp Fre I moitt, Mervin Johnson of the Univer i sf.ty Training CVmip^. and ' Private? | Coiner, Siegel, Murphy. Smith, and Yates of Fort W infield Scott were iti uniform. The entertainment was a big success and netted sufficient money for the purchase of a good ser vice flag. Miss Gertrude Tailleur was a visit or in Dayton la t week. Misses Helen and Thelma Braun are visiting relatives in Reno this week. Lieutenant Masterson and wife were visitor-, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rammelkamp this week-end. Misses Mary Lukens and Maude Frazier were visitors at the Harris home last week Mervvin Johnson, stationed at the training camp at the University vis ited his parents, Mr. ami Mrs. Man nie Johnson over the week-end. Miss Lillie Tailleur and her neph-' • ew, Milton Tailleur, returned from a visit in California last Saturday. Miss Tailleur’s sister, Mrs. James Jones, of Oakland accompanied them home. There was a big moon-light picnic at Opliir Dam Wednesday evening, given in honor of the visiting sold iers. A very enjoyable evening was spent all around the glorious bon-lire with songs, jokes, games and last >itt not least the glorious "eats". The Red Cross made a shipment of 50 large absorbent pads on July 22nd. file chapter is doing excellent work and it is difficult to supply the many volunteers with sufficient work. Day ton can be very proud of its army of workers who are more than willing to do their part. ■—Ill -* U. S. Food Administration. Jiat ez de buckwheat cake got flop over on his fast, Br'er Bacon rin’ dance 'roun’ en say, sezee:— "One good tu’n desarves en nuth er,’’ sezee.—Meahin’ dat ef de sojer boys go en do de fightin’ fer us, de leas’ we alls kin do is ter sen’ ’em all de wheat—en eat buckwheat instid. Co'n meal, rye en barley flour fer us will he’p a lot too.