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INKS Ml To the Press of Nevada: ^Adjutant-General Sullivan is in re ceipt of a telegram from General Crowder congratulating Nevada on the fact that she took second place in the nation-wide race in the classify ing of the remaining registrants of the September, 1918, registration. A short time ago the first race for the classification and physical exam ination of all registrants between the ages of 19 and 36 in which every State ii\ the Union was making strenuous competition, Nevada also took second place and resulted in this State ob taining prominent recognition by Washington as well as by eht other less fortunate States. The success of Nevada in making the splendid record she did in both races, is in a large measure due to the work of the boards of the State. Ev ery board entered into the spirit of the race from the very first, and with out any limit to the amount of time they expended on this war work, lent every effort to complete their respec tive tasks in record time. Had one board failed to respond, the entire State's work woul have been in vain. I ne first county to finish her work in this race was Esmeralda. The counties were divided into one* dot and the two dot classes according to the number of registrants. The one. dot included the. counties with a lesser registration than the tw o dot. Washoe county with the gerate-t number of registrants of any county in the State took first honors in the Two dot class and w.'.s amongst the first counties to finish the work. -on USE VIGTORY ELOUR ' UNTIL CHRISTMAS To the en <lt!iat stocks of Victory and other sttbst tttte Hour may lie util ized without v. i-te, the Federal Food administrator for Nevada lias request id all hottsev. iv baker* and restau rants to continue the purchase and use of substitutes to he used at their convenience and in any quantities they desire ; ttelt use is not ntanda tnVy, hut is necessary in view of the utter criminality of f- od waste under •present conditions of world shortage. "Stark famine is blighting half the world," runs the food administration sttement. "and no loya1 citizen of Ne vada is willwti, for the small stocks of substitute flours itt the hands of t nr grocers to spoil and he wsateil. In so far as this waste occurs, just so far ,-rc we guilty of withholding foodstuffs from starving millions. And exactly as we meet our present press ing obligations to save and send food. ju«t so will we he judged by future generations as having done ottr duty to humanity., True, some of these other flours cost slightly more than wheat, hut the quantities are so small, and the time during which it will he necessary for us to use them so short, that the difference is not appreciable. I.c! its meet this small demand, as we have met all others." ----or VIRGINIA III DISTRESS r- ______ Virginia City is still in the grip of the influenza. It became necessary for Acting-Governor Sullivan to tele graph the Red Cross of San Francisco for nurses, it being impossible for the home people to care for the numerous eases. In response aid came and the arrival of live trained nurses relieved the tension of all interested in the sick and suffering. ————oo THE GREATEST MOTHER The Red Cross, with the help of the high-school domestic science equip ment,, its instructor, Miss Creel, and volunteer assistants, is doing a splen did work among us in sending ot nourishment to the sick. Twenty-one l>atients are now being served in ac cordance with the doctors’ orders, three times a day or hourly,'if neces sury. A spirit of neighborline" prompted Mrs. Bleasdale to begin the s work, but patients who can procure no caretakers have become so numer ous that Mrs. J. I. Wilson and Mrs. Leavitt helped to establish the pres ent noble seVvice. Volunteers are working unselfishly. < )ne of the un tiring workers informs the Times that an abatement of the dreaded disease is indicated. • THE CHILDREN Dili in USE THEN Published by request of the Parent Teachers Association, and is taken from the editorial section of Popular Mechanics Magazine: New York, October 23.—Sever al thousand cases of German made toys arrived here today.— Associated Press. Toys! For whom? For the inno cents carried down when the "Lusi tania” sank? For those tear-eyed Belgian children who stretch forth lit tle arms from which the hands were struck off by the swords of German girfs with pitiful sightless eyes? For officers? For those French boys and those whose little bodies rest in the churchyards of Italy, that died in pain from poisoned Hun candy? For those e ther children slowly starved to death in Poland or massacred in Aremenia' Toys? Toys made by Huns to whom innocence and childhood are but toys to t>e played with and then crused and broken? Toys whose very contact contaminates and leaves upon the touch of babyhood invisible clots | of blood? As well bring a deadly ser ; pent into the home to spew its venom’ ! on the cradle. Why shall we befoul land taint the purity of American child | flood with a reminder of the fiendish i treatment the Huns have gloried in | ncr sinfec that fateful August of 1914? Can one even look upon a Noah's Ark "Made in Germany” and put from his mind those hundreds of helpless innocents whose silken locks arc: : twined with seaweed? Can one hold .1 \ I Cl 111.I II U HI III 11 v. I *11 IMS *11111 I'M S'-* ♦ he thousands dead from famine who once made glad a mother's arms? Can a boy find delight in the contortion* ■ if a mechanical Hun clown and forge1, those brave young men who writhed in agony when crucified on castle i wa'ls by. these same Huns? Can a ball colored with the red of Huns fail to suggest the dame from bursting grenades hurled by arms uplifted in the attitude of "kamerad"? Let those who would invite fear some ghosts into the home to hover round the Cristinas tree buy German toys. If one would hang the boughs ■' itIi evil omens, and bid the wail of : agonized spirits float through tile , branches and fan the flickering flame j of candles, let him buy German toys. L.et those who can, make merry with i the product of those very hands which | even at this moment are eagerly idling : - hells with poison gases and deadly 1 flames and hurling them against our n#n flesh and blood. • And what of the merchant who for sordid gain would barter these sou venirs of a loathsome nation and in sult the loyalty of lisping litis? What could more* delight the cunning Hun, what more quickly bring the sneer ' ing smile to cruel faces, or gladden heartless hearts, or encourage him to hope that even now we tolearte his ! brutality and welcome what lie wants j to sell? If now, when as a nation we are in universal condemnation of j Hunisni, yet do we bold out our hands to accept his works, what will j he think and with what measure shall he estimate the sincerity of our expres ■ -ions of repugnance and horror at ; what he has done since the sun rose I this morning? What mitigation can I we claim in the thought that-Ainerica i was not yet overseas wnen these | trinkets were fashioned? Even while the gaudy paint was yet fresh upon 1 these trinkets were Itelgian girls be j ing dragged into slavery worse -than j death. We do not lack for toys: toys by trainloads made in American factories, by hands which are clean: toys also by carloads made by our ally in Japan where childhood is sacre'd. and love, not hate, is taught at mothers' breasts. Kvgn were there none, far bitter our boys an girls shouldl go without than | tind pleasure in the handiwork of a j nation which made a public holiday to celebrate the loss of the "Lusita | nia,” and which in thest* latter days i is steeped in the "glory" of monstros , ities. Could our little men who sac rifice many a childish pleasure to buy war stamps and contributesHennies to the Red Cross, and our little moth ers who knit so patiently with hands that can barely hold the needles, would one of these knowingly find any pleasure in any toy "Made in Germany?" H. H. WINDSOR. --■ o The West Hardware Company has a new ad. in this issue of The Times that will pay you to read. This firm carries everything in the line of hard ware—from a needle to an anchor, you might say—and if it is anything special you want they will order it j for von. They know the value of the judicious use of printer's ink in get ting their wares before the public. ) Nice courteous treatment is accorded | to nil. NEARING THE BID OF LONG HjUGHT GNSE In the Federal Court Monday the matter of George Pyatt, bankrupt, was brought up. The proceedings were instituted by the divorced wife, who petitions for a review of the case and an accounting by the dankrupt. The complaint as argued before the court is to the effect that Pyatt at the time of declaration 1iad ample means to provide the $50 a month alimony allowed in the lower courts. There is a question of jurisdiction in relation to the other matters. The court has the matter under davise ment. The old case of Miller & Lux vs. about 50 defendants along the water shed of the Walker River was also tip on a stipulation review. The attor neys for both parties stipulating that the adjustment of the water rights might be made by order of Judge Far rington. The Judge in turn suggests that the signing of the court order provided it agreed to by counsel of both parties, he made by some other judge to he called in. Following such an order subsequent orders could be properly signed by Judge Farrington, as they would be an amendment to the original order. It is now believed that by such a stipulation ns to distribution that this case, which has occiqsied the court for over ten years, will be settled to the satisfaction of all parties. In the entire water course, involv ing several hundred water owners, there are but six, on the upper end of the stream unaffected by the case or the decision. It is anticipated that the entire mat ter will he disposed of within a few weeks at the latest.—Carson Xews. -on- • INTELLIGENT WORK ON THIS PROPERTY Since niv last letter I have received the following wires from Ludwig, showing shipments: For the period October 17 to 24 shipped to Thompson smelter 1,025 tons. The ore averaged 3.50 per cent copper. For the period October 25 to 31 shipped to Thompson smelter 1.150 tons. The ore averaged 3.90 per cent copper. Under Mr. Moore's management mill expenses have been discontinued, and a more vigorous development of ore value- in the mines inaugurated, with very satisfactory results, as will be seen by the following information copied from a wire sent out by him under date of November 2: "Produced almost 300,000 pounds of copper in October. Total men em ployed at the mines, 121. Develop ment conditions good. On the 4(H) foot level in the Western Nevada we have cross-cut in the last two days siid cent. Ore body on the 81X1 level feet in new ore averaging \3'/j per north of caved stope in the Ludwig now lifty feet wide, and averaging bet ter than 5 per cent. Seventeen feet of ore east of caved stope on the 700 foot level in the Ludwig averaging better than 4 per lent. Winze be low the 350-foot level in the Casting Copper all in ore averaging approxi mately 6 per rent. Development work of the properties -hire taking charge more than 8(10 feet. New positive ore proven approximately 20,000 tons; average V/ cent.” '1 hirteen-and-a-half per cent ore in the Western Nevada, heretofore run ning 4 to 5 per cent. Discovery of ore on the 350-foot level in the Casting Copper. Large quantities were shipped from the 200 level, but they have been exploring below for months without finding the ore till now. Detailed report of Nevada Copper belt railroad for 21 days ending Oc tober^, 1918: Ore, 278 car lots: revenue, $7,906.91: miscellaneous, such as lime, cattle, etc., 82 car lots: revenue, $2,819.13: total car lots, 360; revenue. $10,726.04: less than carload quantities, passen gers, etc., $2,157.15; total receipts. $12,883.19. Yours very truly, A. J. OREM. November 14, 1918. — ■ -oo- -- CURD OFJNIUKS We wish to express our sincere gratitude to t'e many friends who offered their sympathy and kindness during the sickness and death of our beloved son and brother. MRS. M. DICKINSON AND FAMILY. SHORT ITEMS # It is reported that coyote pelts are worth from $12 to $15 per. Canvasback ducks have made their appearance in Mason Valley. Joe Giraud, the sheep baron, has been some time ia the valley looking over his sheep interests. J. S. Thompson, the cattle man, is in town looking over the stock and feed situation. ■4 Mr. Walker has just completed a cozy bungalow on South Nevada street. 0 Ed Erway, former engineer of the Mason Valley mine team, is now su perintendent of an egg farm over Mrs. McIntyre has had her home place newly painted and it adds great ly to the appearanle of the house. Taxes will soon be due. Get busy and attend to this disagreeable piece of business by seeing Charley Mr McLeod. Doc Nicholas is making lots of im provements on his holdings east of town, among them being a commodi ous cow barn. Bunchgrass on the flats and slopes west and east of town is shooting up line for this time of year, thus insur ing good pasture for the herds next year. ' Will Powers, one of the pillars of the Lyon County Bank, is in style. ] He has the flu, but is willing to be I out of style. However, he is pulling ! through. Doc Knwx is remodeling his home on the northwest corner of Main and Bridge streets.- When finished it will I grace that part of town nicely, j Churchill Canyon way. | The building beifcg erected by the i Catholic Church to he used as a chap el and school on the Indian lot on Bridge street is nearly completed. Ed. ! Ross is the architect. This has been a banner year for the j honey-nun. The price is good—away : above the figure- of last year—and ; the quality unexecelled. A good many thousand dollars will he distributed I this year among the producers who j handle this byproduct. Te farmers are doing considerable plowing these days. Some of them | are trying out the new-fangled tract j ors and getting good results. < )thers are using the good old reliable horse | —the same as their grandfathers did —and, as usual, getting good action j on the salt-grass roots. The Dyer residence in Nevada 1 street, between Broadway atid Littell ! a\enus. is undergoing a pleasing j change in.shape. When completed it i will be handsome Swiss cottage and j also greatly to the appearance of that ; street of pretty residences. i I A! Wishart, chief man at the Mason Valley mine eating foundry, is tli£ latest victim of the prevailing unpleas antness. He is at home meditating on the hard lines of life. He will get well, a? the miners need him at meal time. The buildings erected by the Citi zens’ Coal & Lumber Company,Main and Bridge streets, are a credit to the city. Cities much larger than Yer ington cannot boast of such substan tial structures. Friedhoff and Cod dington, the owners, have faith in Ma son Valley and particularly Yering tou. « The sidetracks of the Copper Belt line at Mason are lined with ventila tor cars awaiting loading by the po tato growers, who have big teams working early and late baffling in Lyon County’s prize spud crop. The price is around $30 a ton, which will net our farmers a tidy sum. The Yer ington depot is also shipping quite a few loads of potatoes. The recent north wind Started the honker geese on their soutward mi gration. Most every day a Hock or two can be seen in V-sahped forma tion in the sky wending its way to the grain fields of sunny California. Some of them stopped over in Mrson Val ley for a short stay to give our local nimrods a chance to display their marksdanship. So far Mr. Honker has not suffered. W. H. Churchyard has been wrest ling with the influenza this week. Sometimes e was on top and some times the tin had him three points down, but at la't accounts Church yard bad a hammerlock bold and the Hue was about in. The usual amount of dressed turk eys were shipped from the Yerington station this year. The price per pound is very high. \ turkey the s'ze .if your :-'t being worth a for tune. ft is rumored that- several saloon men will, after the 16th of next month, > when the arid law goes into effect, transform their places into soft drink emporiums where billiards •and solo games can be played. A sale of copper was made recent ly in New York City at the price of 2S'/ic per pound, this despite the gov ernment fixed figure of 26c per pound The U. S. government set price of 26c a jound goes out of effect the first of the year, and there is speculation as to whether the price will be lower or higehr. The local mines are strain ing themselves to increase production while the market is strong. Lawrence Masini has bought •the Lam, Hanson & Netherton stock and will move the Toggery to the Lam building. Lawrence expects to show Yerii^gton a dandy toggery shop. -oo INFLUENZA NOTES It is to be regretted that influenza is still prevalent in our community, but it is hoped, with the reinforce ment of mask-wearing by the board of health, that the situation may soon be improved. It is observed by many that in the i >wns and cities through out the cotintr’ ring of te masks has been most rigidly en forced, the disease has been stamped out sooner. I.et us keep our masks on for the sake of the other fellow, if not our own. Mr. Ole Somers, who suffered a re lapse, is now improving. His wife and children, also ill for the past week, are reported better. Beatrice Thrailkill, who was strick en with influenza about ten days ago, is still Very sick. Recovery has been slow with Beatrice. Mrs. Hattie Kremmel has been very ill of influenza at her home north of town. Mr. Fisher of the same fam ily, is improving. I he doctors report the following sufferers: Rawson and \da1ns fam ilies, Mrs. Neely, Mrs. Mary Galla gher, Mrs. McBarrrs’ two children. Mrs. Farncy and Mrs. Ella Wag goner. Dan McLeod also has been unforl unate in suffering a relapse, and is now said to be in a serious condition. Miss Hazel Strosnider is recovering after rather a serious attack. Mr. R. L. Waggoner has been ill all week with influenza and Mrs. Waggoner has also been confined to their home by sickness. Both are re covering now. Their paper is just able to be out and that is all. Mrs. Dr. Leavitt has been unable to leave her home for many days and her genial presence is much missed in all Red Cross work. Hopes for her speedy recovery is extended by her many friends. Mrs Jula Hilton met with a very painful accident last week from which she still suffers much pain. While washing glasses a small piece of glass entered an open cut on her right thumb, causing infection. - op - . lonjEsn Washington revokes all restrictions on construction. The State Council of Defense was notified by the Non War sectionshrd ulhrdluhrd ulypfwyp Induhtries Board that all restrictions heretofore enforced on construction projects are removed. Construction of every kind may now proceed without permits. — -- MASON HEMS I'he sad death of A. Depoali oc curred at noon, the 26th inst., from irHuenza at his residence in Mason, lie was 59 years, 3 months and ID dys old. He was a native of Italy and has resided in Lyon county for the past 40 years. Deceased leaves a wife and nine children to mourn bis loss. Funeral services will be held at Day ton some future date, pending the re covery of other members of the fam ily, now convalescing. W. J. Askins, one of the oldest as well as one of the most efficient em ployes of the Copper Belt railroad, has resigned and is going to the coast for a long needed rest. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bonner and three daughters arrived last Wednes day night from Haley, Idaho, and learning that W. J. Bonner, was in Oakland, California, left on Thurs-" day motor for that city. We are | pleased to learn that Mr, Bonner, Sr, I is rapidly regaining his health. Miss Nellie Halverson left Wednes day to spend Thanksgiving with her parents at Virginia City. Among those who have entirely re covered from tire flu we are pleased to note Mr. C. Logan and Mrs. Apper •on. For several days past curious crowds have been examining a Ger man helmet, which is on exhibition at the Mason Mercantile Company store, having been sent from F'rance by Lieutenant R. P. Moore, formerly of Mason. Roxy wrote that the German from whom it was taken “is busy pushing up daisies in a field ten mites back." Lieutenant Moor was first to enlist from Mason afld if your corres pondent mistakes not from Lyon county. He is serving in the motor transportation service. What a wonderful change in Floyd Slutter; note how his countenance beams with smiles, how he radiates gladness, how his steps of lightness wake no echo. Mrs. Slutter and daughter have just returned from an extended visit in Nebraska. Chas. Apperson. brought to Mason Hospital four months ago from the Thompson smelter with an injured foot and whose life was several times despaired of. is now on the road to recovery, after amputation of the right leg. Immense quantities of potatoes arc being shipped from this station on ev ery freight. As many as nineteen cars in one day have been shipped. The quality excellent. Miss Elsie Conway spent the week end at the Warren ranch. Wahuska. Miss Miriam Riggs, recently recov ered from an attack of the flu. is again on duty at the Mason Mercantile Co. store. The many friends of Mrs. John San tino, who has been in poor health the past four months, are pained to learn it was necessary to remove her to tHe Mason Hospital for treatment. -.'O [EMIT ITEMS Mrs. O. Olson has as her guest Mrs Klenor Ciller. Mrs. Ambler of Reno visited Mrs S. 1*. Pray last. Sunday. Milton Pray was called to Yering ton on business this week. Mrs. Viola Ummons> of Reno is visiting Miss Juanita Edith Perry. Mrs. C. Fontaine is reported to bi much improved from her recent ill ness. 9 Mrs. \V. Gnteh returned from Reno 'and has as her house guest Miss Mar ion llee. Mrs. R. Austin left last night for Winnemucca, where she was called on business. Mrs. J. R. Middleton is convales cing at the home of her mother, Mrs. G. A. Perry. Vesta Bradshaw of Reno spent the week end as the guest of Mr. and Mrs Fritz Stock. natter Marks returned last week from Wisconsin, where he was call ed hy the death of his father. Miss Anna Abbott received word that her uncle, Walter D. Abbott, has been severely wounded in France. Mrs. MaryTrenworth of Paradise arrived to visit her son, Oliver and family. She will remain indefinitely. Mrs. O. Olsen has returned to Fernley after spending several months with her daughter, Mrs. E. Giller, in Colorado. Night Operator Hutnburg has re turned to his position. He relieved Mr. Lamb, who was transferred to Battle Mountain. T. J. Bradshaw of Reno was in town last week. He spent som time in llazen visiting his daughter, Miss Thelma Bradshaw. The Fernley Mothers’ Club held its lirst meeting since the epidemic last Friday. Plans of holding a Christma celebration for the children were dis cussed. The preliminary hearing of Carmen Yillegis, a Mexican charged with being drunk and threatening the life of several fellow workmen at Patna was held in Fernley last week. He was bound over to await the action of the grand jury.. Mr. Grant spent yesterday in Fern ley organizing a Sunday school. The Fernley Red Cross Chanter held its annual election of officer yesterday and elected the following Chairman, Mrs. L. I. Wheeler; Vice Chairman, Mrs. Frank. Hill; Seen tarv, Mrs. \\ . Watson, and Mrs. W 'hitch ;rs Treasurer. \ board of d: rectors is t. he elected -oon.