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• ’ | YERINGTON, NEVADA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1918. NUMBER 48 VOL. LX. FRED WHITE URGES PURCHASE OF WAR SAVINGS STAMPS Reno, Nev. Nov. 19, 1918. Fellow Nevadans: December is Nevada's "Honor Month,” and it is up to us to make good our quota. Last June we made a pledge cam paign and signed up a total of about $1,300,000 cash sales and pledges. We must now cover the state with an in tensive man-to-man canvass during December to see that pledges are kept and that '.sufficient (additional cash sales are made to bring our state to tal above our original quota of $2, 225,680. And we will go over the top here, as we have done in every dr:ve that has been made since oir nation entered the war. The Two Billion Dollars of War Savings Stamps constituted an im portant part of the national war finance. It was the sum set aside to be raised from the small savings, the self-denial, and the patriotic sacrifice of our children and our adults of small means who were unable to buy Liberty Bonds. ■The man, woman or child of Ne vada who gives expensive Christmas presents this year is false to the very spirit of Christmas. The beautiful story of the Christ child born in a manger must not be remembered this year by the giving of useless trinkets when half the world is starving and dependent upon us for clothes and warmth. A gift of War Savings Stamps observes all the traditional spirit; it instills a lesson of patriotism and thrift; it brings’the same warm responsive glow without the feeling of selfish gratification that comes from inutile gifts. I.et us send this message through every possible agency. Let us end our "Honor Month” by an oversub scription i'o do so. we must reach EVERY citizen of Nevada again next month with an appeal that they buy the limit of War Savings Stamps— not Thrift St imps, as it is too late for them now. With the hope that your coopera tion will 1 as hearty and as cordial as it has been all year. I am. Very sincere!v yours , FRED L. WHITE. Nevada Director War Savings. NO STATEMENT BEFORE HE DIES Without making any statement Ja*. Cusick, superintendent of the Halifax mine here, died la*t night at tile Mine Operators’ Hospital from the effect of gunshot wound indicted by Alex. T. McKenzie on November 7. Geat mystery surrounds the shoot ing, a- the men were intimate asso ciates. McKenzie admits shooting Cusick, but refuses to make any fur ther statement. Cusick, though he knew he was dying, never commented on it, even when approached by his closest friends. The shooting took place on Main street in front of the Bandbox barber shot). The men were seen talking to gether, apparently in a friendly con versation. A few minutes later (_u sick was found lying on the sidewalk, and McKenzie, who had cross ed the street following the shooting, told Jack Grant, constable, that he done it. at the same time handing Grant the pistol, Cusick had been a resident of To nopah for twelve years, coming to the camp from Butte. He was promin ent in mining circles, and had been superintendent of the Halifax for some time. McKenzie, who was formerly chairman of the Republican county central committee, has also been prominent in Tonopah and had been connected with the Halifax mine.—Carson News. KENNEDY CON. ACTIVE Active operation are again under 1 way at the property of the Kenendy Consolidated Mining Company, tif- 1 teen miles west of \ crington, accord ing to General Manager J. h Coufan. The mine is* being operated under lease bv the Hartwig-Cohen inter ests of California. The shaft was sunk to the 250-fnot point, where water forced a sit-pension of work whale larger pumps were installed. Develop ment is under way n the 25B level, the work consisting "f drifting on the 1 ore. Sinking will not be resumed a present. Mr. V I, Swanburp months bookkeeper for t1 • Cit.zens Coal. 1 umber & Supply Co. has ta 1 ken a,n interest in the corpora'i-m < 'id i* now secretary and assistant rtana- ■ iTrr. Mr. Stvanbt"' r has mu h* m tuv friends wh will he .d ’ ■ 1 m-v his closer affiliation with t; ■’ m any 1 AMOS POLLARD VICTIM OF INFLUENZA Amos Kirk Pollard, a well-known mining man of Silver City, died in Reno early Monday morning from pneumonia. Mr. Pollard had deen in the mining business on the 'Comstock for many years. He operated a mill with Mr. Hamilton for some time but had recently moved to Sparks. Surviving Mr. Pollard are two sonsj James and Amos Pollard and two sis ters, Miss Mary Pollard and Mrs. Clara Angell. Mrs. Pollgrd died some years ago .Mr. Pollard was forty-six years old, a member of the Silver City Lodge of Masons and the Reno Elks. He was trustee of the school in Silver City for many years, where he himself went to school and grew to manhood. His death was a great shock to the people of Silver and Dayton, and his motherless boys and devoted sisters have the sympathy of all. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon from the Elks’ Home, Reno, under the auspices of the lodge. RED CROSS WORKERS UR6ED TO CARRY ON The War Council of the American Red Cross has just issued a statement to all Divisions calling attention to the necessity for all Red Cross work ers to bear in mind the solemn obli gation which rests upon each and ev ery one to continue to "carry on" even though the war may be terminat ed at once. The War Council statement fol lows : "On February 10th ot last year nearly six weeks before the United States declared war, National Red Cross headquarters advised its chap ter- to prepare for war. That which followed the records of the Red Cross in helping to win this war and to re lieve the suffering growing out of it. constitutes something of which every American has a right to be proud. Every American Red Cross worker niti t feel a sense of gratitude in hav ing had a share in it all. "The moment has now1 come to pre pare for peace. Actual peace may come at any moment; it may be de ferred fr>r some time. Until peace is really here there can be no relaxa tion in any Red Cross effort incident to active hostilities. “But even with peace, let no out suppose that the work of the Red Cross is finished. Millions of Ameri can boys arc still under arms. Thou sands of them are sick or wounded. Owing to the shortage in shipping, it may take a year or more to bring our boys home from France. Rut what ever the time, our protective arms must be about them and their fam ilies over the whole period which must elapse before the normal life of peace can be resumed. "Our soldiers and sailors are en listed until the commander-in-chief tells them there is no more work for them to do in the war. Let every Red Cross member and worker show our returning soldies and sailors that to care for their health, welfare and hap piness, we are enlisted for no less a period than they are. “The cessation of war will reveal a picture of misery such as the world has never seen before, especially in the many countries which cannot help themselves. The American people will expect the Red Cross to continue to act as their agent in repairing brok en spirits and broken bodies. Peace terms and peace conditions will deter mine bow we may best minister to the vast stricken areas which have been harrowed by war, and in this act*of mercy, the heart and spirit of the American people must continue to he mobilized through the American Red Cross. "On behalf of the War Council, we accordingly ask each member of our splendid body of workers throughout the land to bear in mind the solemn obligations which rest upon each one to "Carry On”. We cannot abate one instant in our efforts or in our spirit There will he an abundance of work to do, and specific advices wdll be given, but even at the moment of peace let no Red Cro-s worker falter “Our. spirits must now call us to show that it is not the roar of cannon or the blood of our own that directs our activities, but that of a great peo p'e will continue to respond greatly and freelv to its obligations and op portunity to serve mankind. "Yours very trulv. \. n. C DOURM W\\ "Acting Manager.". -oo Mr. the nr vOtl IV’ 19 and Mrs. G- orge Nugent are Hid and hat’ov parent* of a hue 1 ue: day. NovemV. 1918. r NEVADA WILLGIVE! THANKS FOR PEACE Whereas, the President of the United States has designated Thurs day, the twenty-eighth day of this month, as a day for special express ion of gratitude to Almighty God for His manifest blessings and mercies throughout the year, Therefore, I. Maurice J. Sullivan, Lieutenant and acting Governor of the State of Nevada, by authority in me vested, do hereby designate Thursday, November 28, 1918 as Thanksgiving Dsy and 1 invite the people of the state of Nevada to cease from their accus tomed occupations on that day in or der to more fully express their thanks in private and in public, according to their choice and habit. If, a year ago, we had just cause for thanks that the spirit of Freedom had shown itself so gloriously in the ser vices and sacrifices offered by Nevada for the winning of the War, we now have greater occasion for gratitude because we have attained and main tained all the things we held nearest our hearts — the Might of Right; the Sovereignity of Justice, and the per manent vindication of the essential principles of individual and national Liberty. Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Nevada at the Capitol in Carson City, this 19th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighteen. (Great Seal) Maurice J. Sullivan " Lieutenant and Acting Governor. George Brodigan, Secretary of State. DEATH SUMMONS THREE John Thomas Butner died at the Mason Hospital on Monday, Novem ber 19, of the influenza. He had not been strong for some time past, suf fering from a weak heart, and his death was not a Mirprise. He was born in Tennessee July 1, 1880, and had lived here but a few months. He was the son of John Butner of Ten nessee and brother of W. R. and Rob ert Butner of this city. He worked a short time for J. C. Gkllagher and lately had been with Lawrence Ma sini. Mr. Butner and all his children are siik now with the influenza at the Antelope Valley Land and Cattle Co. ranch north of town. Mrs.’ U.utner is the lonly one to escape so far and she is not well. Robert Butner is also sick with the same disease at the Emergency Hospital in Yerington. Job Bowker died here Kovembei 2li at the Emergency Hospital from pneumonia following influenza. He had been sick only a few days. Mr. Bowker was interested with Tom Walden in the New Yerington mine and was well and favorably known lure. He returned last week to sell off the machinery and tools, came down with the dread di-ease and died. He was from Colorao hut Lad lived in Utah and other mining sections. Mr Bowker will he buried by the Knights of Pythias Lodge, of which he was a member in Goldfield, having trans ferred from Greenfield to McKinley Lodge when he moved away. His mother lives in Southern California and he is survived by a brother whose whereabouts is not known by friends here. The sixteen months-old son' of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Neilson (Nellie Pen rose) of Wabuska died at their home November 21. Little Andrew Wil liam was born June 11, 1917, and life was not good to him, for he struggled out of one sick spell into another. Some months ago he had the pneu monia, during which his life was al most despaired of. Other troubles followed and so sapped his strength that his frail hold on life could not last. The many friends of the parents are extending their heartfelt sym pathy to them, for they know how precious the little lad was. The fu neral will be held this afternoon, Dr. Dixon officiating. -- MUCH SICKNESS IN TOWN Among the sufferers from the flu are Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Summers and infant son. Mr. Summers thought he was entirely recovered and resumed his duties on the police force. He suffered a relapse and is now a very sick man. K. W. Houston, Joe Wilson, Jr., and Erick Schrader of Rockland are all confined to their rooms with the influenza. Airs. Ralph Perry is suffering from a very bad attack of tonsilitis and Mrs. Lew Trankel has the same trou ble. She has been ill for the past two weeks. Miss Beatrice Thrailkill has been one of the flu cases. She is reported better as is Mrs. Cleora Dunn. Mrs. E. E. Hull is also confined to her home with the influenza. Mr. Campbell of the ice factory force is down with it, and it is report ed that all of the Venturo family are sick with it. Miss Miriam Riggs is on the road to recovery. LATE MASON HAPPENINGS Mr. W. E. Downing is the new ma terial clerk of the N'. C. B. Miss Viola Phillips left last week to attend Heald't Business College. Miss Miriam Riggs, stenographer erf the Mason Mercantile Co., is ill at at her home in Verington. F. J. Leonard of Ludwig is now as sistant agent of the X. C. B. Mr. Kuhlen having resigned. Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Conway visited their daughter Elsie Sunday and Mon day. , Mrs. George Ellis returned front a two-month's visit with her parents at Xordyke. . Miss Kellie Halverson, one of the teachers of the Mason soli ml, re turned from Virginia City Sunday. George Garland, formerly with the Mason Mercantile Co., has accepted a position with the Verington Cream ery. Mr. G. \V. Stealntan, agent of the V. C. TL R. R. at this point, lias re signed and will shortly return to hi home at San Francisco. The Mason school reopened Mon day. having been closed1 for three we Vs as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the influenza Through the efforts of Mrs. P. T1 Cook, the miners of the Wetsern Ne vada have contributed $161.25 to the Mason '-ranch of the Lyon County Red Cross. The club desires to thank t se who so liberally subscribed in this season of many subscriptions. This club’s intention is to hold the sceiery as a public trust for the good of the com munity. Mr. and Mrs. Bonner and son Em met, Mrs. Max Roehl and daughter, Viola, left today for Oakland, Cal. Mr. Bonner, senior, has been ailing for some time and will consult a speialist. Mrs. F’oyJ Slutter and daughter F.d itha, are expected home soon from Omaha. Nebraska, having entirely re covered from the "Hu,” which they contracted while visiting relatives in the Nebraska metropolis. Walter Bonner, of the Atlantic Patrol Service, who has been visit ing his parents the past few days, re ceived notice by wire of his transfer to the Pacific Coast Patrol Service at San' Diego, and left for that city last Wednesday. The Woman’s Club of Mason, in behalf of the community of Mason, have recently purchased the Amuse ment Hall -cenerv formerly used and installed by the Id \musement Hall Company. It was paid for largely bv means of donati ms given bv public spirited citizens of Mason. The scen ery did not belong to the present owners of the hall, being the prop erty of the Victor Realty Co., and it seemed probable that it would be sold to outside parties and be removed from Ma-on. It was felt that it would be a great loss to the town to have no stage with appropriate scenery for home talent, or important plays, so the dub, as a local civic organization, took the matter up. ALBERT MERE JOIRS WIFE MR SON Alfred Pradere died of influenza in Reno November 19, 1918. Mr. Pra dere’s wife was one of the first vic tims of the epidemic in Dayton and1, all of the members of the family have had it. One of the sons, Albert, aged five years, died last week, and on Sun day Mr. Pradere followed his loved ones to the great:beyond. He was a French Basque, 39 years old and had been in the sheep business for years at Dayton, where he was highly re spected. Three small children, one only a few months old, are orphaned by this double tragedy. Two broth res are also left to mourn his loss, Martin of Reno and Mike of Dayton. The funeral was held from the Catholic Church in Reno on Thurs day. -oo SERGEANT JESSE TURNER IN ENGLAND Sergeant Jesse Turner, son of Mrs. Andrew Reid of Wabuska, who is a member of the 82d Aero quadron, is stationed at an English camp near Bristol. He volunteered last spring and has been in training for the past six months and has attained his ser geant’s stripes in the mechanical de partment of the squadron. Among the pleasant things that army life has brought him is a real acquaintance with the friendliness of the English people. He feels their appreciation of our alliance and their friendly greetings and their constant kindness. He spends all of his week ends at the Y. M. C. A. hut in Bristol and feels that nothing could take the place of the Y with the over-seas force. Sergeant Turner's closest acquaint ance with the front has been 1 visit to a big hospital near the camp where many of the crippled, maimed and wounded American soldiers are sent for treatment. He realizes there what war can do. Acy Young of the 177th is stationed near him. -on-— TRAINED MEN WANTED. Technically Prepared Men Wanted For The Navy. U. S. Navy Mobilisation Station, 742 Market Street, San Francisco. California. November 15, 1918. Fditor Times, Ycringtan, Nevada. Dear Sir: The navy's new engi neering school at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, is now in full operation, turning out engineer officers for the United States navy at the rate of 600 per month. To keep this school going continu ously will afford particularly desir able opportunities for the trained en gineer in that lie is enabled to supple ment his schooling and practical ex perience along technical lines by an intense, applied course of engineer ing which gives him an opportunity for service during the war as well as fitting him for post-war employment. The course at this school consists of five months intensive training, com prising both technical and practical work in the duties of an engineer officer. The school is open to men between the ages of 20 and 40, who possess official ability material. Ap plicants must have had a high-schoo1 education and have graduated fr< m a recognized technical school in either mechanical, electrical, civil, mining or chemical engineering—or in the ab sence of above qualifications, appli cants must have an education and ex perience along engineering lines which would be adjudged an equiva lent thereof. Qualified applicants may be inducted into the naval service for the steam engineering school. Upon induction they will be mobilized bv the Com mandant of the naval district and held for the next class. Upon arrival at the steam engineering school they will be rated chief machinist mates, with a salary of $83 per month, plus allow ances for subsistence and dependents as well as uniform gratuity. Upon graduation, applicants are commis sioned ensign- in the naval auxiliary reserve at a salary of $1700 per veat plus allowances for sea duty and de pendents. Men interested in the above should write direct to the Navy Mobilization Officer, 742 Market street. $an Fran cisco. or to the Mobilization Inspect or. 7<’3 Market street. San Francisco, for detailed inforamtion. In closing this letter. I wish to par ticularly thank you attd your paper for the many favors you have kindlv granted the former naval recruiting service and to ask you. if e insistent with the pobey of your paner and op i portunit'v affords to kindly give the j above letter nphlicity. \g:>i" thanking vou. T remain Verv trulv yours, C H." CROCKER. T.ieutenant Commander, U .S. X. R. F. CUD JURY MEETS After a long interval, the first in years, a grand jury was called to toeet on Monday, November 18. The members were as fotlows: C. M. Coddington, Carl C. Tidd, J. G McGowan, A. H. Barlow, John Sny der, Joseph P. Perazzo, F. M. Burner Geo. B. Osborne, Geo. E. Batchelder C. G. Hamilton, E. W. Mollart, W 1 Reading, J C. Gallagher, Frank W Simpson, J. W. Wilson, H. C. Guild, and John M. Feeney. Frank W. Simpson was appointed foreman. Yerington, Nevada, November 19, 1918. To the Honorable T. C. Hart, Dis trict Judge oi the Eighth Judicial District of the State of Nevada, in and for Lyon County. Dear Sir: The Grand1 Jury impan neled at this session of the District Court beg leave to report to you the following: First. There has been presented to the Grand Jury by the District At torney three felony cases, namely: The State of Nevada vs. Nick Mo rocco and A1 Rahoffl charged' with grand larceny: the State of Nevada v-. GuiseppeaBuralli, charged with assault with intent to kill, and the State o' Nevada against Juan Valences, charged with assault with a deadly weapon. In the first tw'o cases mentionc ' the same were acquitted and ordered dismissed, and in the last case a true bill has been found, and is presentc' with this report. Various committees have been ay pointed and will render their report at the next meeting of the Grand Jury which will be on, or about the seven - teenth of December. Very respectfully submitted, F. W. SIMPSON. Foreman. -oo MBS OF THE mm court j Janies F. TJttlfi vs. Mavme There' j Little, Action for Divorce. H. Pilk i ington for plaintiff. Edward T. Pat | rick for defendant. Motion for change of. place of tri:.' coming on for hearing, after present j ation of motion through proper cou.w j sel and the introduction of evidem j by affidavits and witnesses and arg • j meats oy counsel it was ordered th; ; the motion be granted as prayed f. • J. R. Gallagher vs. Harry R. Warre j set for* trial December 18, 1918. < )r | dcrcd that S. S. Downer be entered . associate counsel for plaintiff. In the matter of the Estate of Rob ert Scheel, (k'ceased. Warren Hau-er appearing for absent heirs and E. E j Hull for administratrix. Affiadvit was I presented for appointment of special administrator coming on for hearing good cause appearing therefor, a? shown by the affidavits on file, it wa ordered that the powers and authorit of Frieda E. Eich as administratri of the estate of Robert C. Scheel, dc ceased, be suspended until further >r der of this court: that E. E. Hull be appointed as special administrator the. same as more fully set forth in the written order herein on file. It is further ordered that Dec. 18. 1918, at 10 a. m. be set as the time for said administratrix to jhow cause why her letter' of administration should not be revoked anil that the Clerk of this Court issue a citation to said administratrix to notify her ■ such suspension. * Ordered that the bond of said spe ial administrator be fixed at $30, and letters ordered issued to him upo giving bond and qualifying accordin', to law. State of Nevada vs. Juan Valeno Time set for arraignment of Juan V:d encia. Defendant and counsel i" Open Court. Counsel for defendant. I Pilkingten. asked additional time fo~ entering plea. Time for plea set fo Tuesday, November 26, 1918 at ! a. nt. (Valencia was charged with assaub with a deadly weaoon with intent t • do bodily harm. The crime was com mitted in Mason and consisted of cut ting two men. one an Indian, quit severely. No motive appears for th; cutting.! Decision in the case of Gust. Rahe vs. Neil McLeod. Sheriff. It was < dered that plaintiff have judgment io the return of the personal propert an automobile, together with damag; in the sum of $185.00. Frank Tanaba vs; Smith Valle Mines Co. Demurrer sustained an ' plaintiff gi nevl5 davs to amend. Same order in case of Harron, Rick ard A- McCone vs. the same defends C. C. Emerson vs. Melvin Purse Demurrer to complaint sustained lustice's Court, brought up on appe j and again sustained. Flaintiff give 15 days to amend, j Recess to November 26, 1918.