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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
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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.
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.
Statement of Receipts and Disburse- i
e i ,;,arier ending June 30th,
.. 1918.
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
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.
Mason Valley Mines Co
Employees $5,421.51 i
Leaching Plant 54.25 j
Outside Subscribers 184.00 j
Total $5659.76
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
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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
As fast as material arrives from
headquarters it is cut and given out
and the quota is being promptly filled.
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- 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
In the matter of the application of
Nicholas Mathias Unterholzner for
change of name the petition was grant
ed and name changed to Mathias
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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.

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