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At a meeting in the office of the
PuMic Service Commission of Nevada,
held February 19, The Yerington
Electric Company was authorized to
put in immediate effect a new sched
ule of rates as follows:
For ten-party line residence, city
phone, $2.00 per month.
For ten-party line business, city
phone, $3.00 per month.
For one-party line business, city
phone, $4.00 per month..
For combination line and residence
city phone, individual line, $5.50 per
No one appeared to protest the in
crease in exchange rentals. During
the presentation of the case it was dis
closed that certain mining interests
located in the vicinity of Yerington
have worked a hardship on the Tele
phone Company by prohibiting em
ployes from obtaining direct exchange
service. At the present time it is the
practice of the mining company to in
stall extensions to the premises of the
few employes who now have tele
phone service, thereby compelling
said employes to secure telephone ser
vice through the main station located
in the office of the mining company
One case of this brought out in
the evidence is the situation prising
on the Bluestone Mining & Smelting
Company’s property. It is the opin
ion of the Commission that the min
ing company of course lias the righ'
to the use of such instruments eithei
in the main office or in outlying
buildings where their service is used
entirely on business of the company,
but the policy of refusing to permit
employes to subscribe to telephone
service at their own expense at their
own residence for their own persona
use, except through the medium of
extension, is unwarranted and should
not be permitted. Such subscribers
should secure telephone service on tin
same basis as other subscribers of pe
titioner's system for like service un
der the same conditions.
During the course of the hearing
the representative of the Telephom
Company stated that his company de
sired to make certain extensions into
Smith Valley to serve approximately
twenty-five farmers. The fact win
brought out that the desired extension
might possibly encroach upon terri
tory at present served by another
utility of like character. Inasmuch
as this request was. not a part of tin
original pleadings, an amended peti
tion was filed on February 1 (>. 1920
to cover this latter question. In ord
der to afford an opportunity to any
protestants who might desire to be
heard regarding this extension of ser
vice, it will be necessary that a fur
ther hearing be held on this question
Game Warden Grover is daily re
ceiving many applications for permis
sion to ship from the state the hides
of fur-bearing animals. Yester
day’s mail brought him pile applica
tion to ship 52 beaver hides Many
applicants have failed, in their letters
to give details that are necessary be
fore the state game warden will grant
a permit. Each and every applica
tion must give the number of each
and every kind of hide to be sent
from this state, in addition to the
names of both consignor and consig
nee, and the use for which the fur is
intended. In many cases these items
have been omitted with the result
that the would-be shipper has suffered
delay and inconvenience until lie has
supplied the missing data. The laws
and regulations are strict. Xo one
may legally ship furs from this state
without a permit issued by the stati
game warden, and such permit can
not be obtained until the required in
formation is given to that officer.
When the flu ban was placed on the
city last week a number of people left
for less careful places, declaring that
if they could not sit near a fire in S'er
Ington they would go where they
could be comfortable. Now they arc
drifting back. A correspondent asks
' "Can you guess who they are and
what 'profession’ they followed?"
J. C. McDevitt drove into Tonopali
Sunday from Fish Lake valley, Es
meralda county, and reports a start
ling state of affairs among the In
dians on the Xevada-Califoruia state
line where he was informed by the
mail carrier on the route between
Coaldalc and Dyer that an entire In
dian village is down with an epidemic
that is supposed to be influenza.
The village consists of over 15C
men. women and children and tin
deaths are occurring so rapidly that
the bodies are not interred or giver
any attention 'for the want of some
body to attend to the burials. Ac
cording to the mail carrier the deaths
are occurring hourly without physi
cians or nurses to stay the mortality
The case was reported to Oasis for
action by the California authorities
but nothing has been done and the
neglect menaces the surrounding
country as the victims are left to pu
trify wherever they happen to die
The location of the Indian village is
given as about 27 miles- south of
Last Friday, in the offices at Car
son, the State Public Service Commis
sion considered the petition of over
250 residents of Lyon and Mineral
Counties, asking for a change in tin
schedules of the Southern Pacific
trains 25 and 24.
Twenty-five protestants were pres
ent at the hearing. Yerington ibeinj.
represented by Mayor fielder, Xei'
McLeod. Senator Matt Penrose, A. I’
Springer and J. A. McCarthy. Min
eral County was represented b>
Assemblyman G. l>. Stannard. Sherifl
F. 15. Ilalzar. District Attorney
White and P. A. Simon and other
from Mina.
Xo one appeared in opposition tc
the petitioners, but telegrams were re
ceived from Tonopah, both in favor o
and protesting against the change
The Reno Commercial Club was rep
resented by its secretary, Mr. Walker
who stated that that organization wa
Representatives of the railroads
who were present appeared to favot
a change, and it is possible that a
new shcedule will be announced be
fore the end of the month.
\V. 11. Cook, who wits present it1
the interest of the Copper Belt spoki
in favor of the daylight schedule.
Although nothing definite is known
it is assumed that under the new
schedule train 24 will leave Reno at
about 4:50 p. m., and train 25 will
be a dayight train, arriving in Reno ir
the evening. ,
Airs. Effie Anderson passed away
at the Ycrington Emergency hospital
last Monday. Site had been in poor
health for several months.
Airs. Anderson was a native of
Canada and was <S6 years of age
She had been a resident of Yerington
for 14 years.
She is survived by one son, George
Anderson, of Yerington, and four
The funeral will take place from the
Phipps undertaking parlors at 2
o’clock Saturday.
Mrs. Knox left on Saturday’s train.
The immediate destination of Mrs.
Knox was Sparks, where she is now
visiting her sister. In a few days she
will proceed to California, where she
will he joined by Dr. Knox and where
they will make their home. Their
many friends here wish them all hap
piness and prosperity.
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Yankee Mitchell and Mrs Yankee
Mitchell were arrested last week by
state fish and game warden Grover
who caught them fishing in the
Walker River near Yerington. They
had no fish in their posesssion.
Judge lilaehard dismissed the Indians
with a warning. The minimum fee
for the offense is $5li.
Definite plans for the Republican
primaries and conventionvfor naming
delegates to the national convention
at Chicago were adopted by the ex
ecutive committee of the state central
committee held Saturday night. Dele
gates front each county to the state
convention were apportioned by the
i executive committee. There will bell
j delegates, apportioned as follows:
Clark, five: Churcholl, 7; Doug
las, three: Elko, 10; Esmeralda, four:
j Eureka, two; Humboldt, five; Lander.
I three; Lincoln, two; Lyon, seven;
Mineral, three; Nyc, eight: Ortnsby
five; Pershing, three; Storey, three
Washoe,.33; White Pine, eight.
The apportionment was made on a
basis of one for every 100 voters, or
fraction over 30, cast for the Republi
can candidate for representative in
congress last year.
The executive committee issued the
formal call for the primary election
which is to be held on March 27 in
each county, and for the state con
vention to choose delegates to the
national convention, the state con
vention to be held in Reno on April
Letters will be sent out by the exe
cutive committee notifying them of
the election and convention, together
with the mode and manner to be fol
lowed in conducting the election and
the style of ballots to be used. Later
the executive committee will agree on
a prescribed form for the ballots, ad
vising county chairmen of their ac
tion, inorder that universal methods
will be followed in each county.
'I'he committee decided to make no
provision whereby an expression of
choice for President may be register
ed at the primary election.
A communication will be sent to all
county chairman asking them for let
tors expressing their views for organ
ization plans and urging them to get
prominent Republicans throughout
the state to do likewise.
Four members of the executive
committee. II. V. Morehouse, chair
man, William M. Kearney, secretary.
Geo. L. Sandford of Carson City and
John S. Orr. attended the meeting
which was held in Morehouse’s law
offices.—Reno Gazette.
Mr. \V. A. Day who has hern very
ill for the past 10 days is improving.
Mr. Frank Compton and small
daughter, Violet, returned to their
home in Sweetwater the past week.
Roland Raker was the guest of his
grandmother for the past week.
Nelson Mathews returned from San
Francisco on Monday. Nelson is un
decided if he will return to complete
his studies.
A. H. Barlow left Tuesday for Reno
and will make a trip to the city l^tore
he returns.
Mrs. Ethel Hunt spent Sunday in
Yerington with her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Kingsley.
Mrs. P. G. Sexton was called to San
Francisco Saturday night to he with
her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Carrie
Creasy, who is ill with influenza
A. R. Werner and wife were down
from Wellington and spent Sunday
visiting friends.
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. McShane left
Sunday for Lovelock. Nevada.
Miss Julia Nixon, niece of Mrs. M
J. McShane, left Tuesday to joiy her
aunt at Lovelock. Miss Nixon re
mained to take the 8th grade exami
Mrs. S. A. Talboe was removed
from the Mason hospital to her home
at tlie W estern Nevada, where she is
-Mrs. O. II. llott, who has been very
ill for the past week is much .better
which will he pleasing- news to her
many friends.
Mis‘s Miriam Riggs spent the week
end with her mother in Yerington.
Miss Anna Gordon, of W'alniska
has taken the students former
ly receiving instructions from Mr
Miss Leah Marker, club worker, mcl
with the girl’s sewing class Monday
The girls are turning out some very
ereditahe work.
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The man hunt in the mountainous I
wilds of White Pine county, with its j
toll of two lives, which followed the
j robbery of the commissary of the
• Union Land & Cattle Co., at L)eeth
| last week, came as an unexpected cli-j
I max at Hast Ely, at the foot of the j
; Stepoe Valley, shortly, after 5!
| oclock Monday morning, when Leon j
W. Fristoe, alias A1 Fristo, alias Will '
l;r<fst, was captured in a caboose in
: the railroad yards, following the sur
render of his accomplice, Joe Hell, to j
the sheriff of White Pine county, ac
i cording to advices received by the
| Gazette.
A detailed account of the spectacu-1
lar capture of Fristo and the surrend
er of Bell came this morning to R. 1! ;
lleiirichs. superintendent of state po- J
lice, from Sergeant Dan Kanier, offi- !
cer in charge of the state police party
; who rushed to the scene of the man
hunt Saturday night. With Ranier
■ were Fred Wheeler and A. 15. Murray
all of them dead shots. They follow
! ed the course taken by the bandits
i and the first pursuing party, going to
j Deetli and thence by automobile into
; the Cherry Creek district. The tracks
of the men were plainly visible in a
fresh blanket of snow, the trail lead
ing directly into Ely.
' The tragedy occurredlast Friday
when Jim Russell, superintendent of
the Union Land & Cattle Company’s
plant at Deetli, and the officers
set out in an automobile in pursuit of
two men who had robbed the commis
sary of rifles and ammunition and
had made their escape in a company
machine. Near Cherry Creek they
found the car disabled and abandoned.
St. Clair and Requa continued the
chase on foot, leaving Russell behind
to watch the automobiles. A few
minutes later shots were heard by
Russell and a half mile away they
found the bodies of dead St. Clair
and the dying Requa.
3andit Only Youth
]toll, who said he was only JO year
old. appeared to be badly frightened
when he gave himself up. lie said he
and J-'risto had been employed at
! Ruth. Fristo is ,50 years old.—Rene
At a meeting of the Commercial
'Club to be held March 4th, K. II
Walker, Secretary of the Reno Com
inercial Club, and Dean Knight, en
i he Agricultural extension depart
, incut of the \e\ada University, veil1
address the members, of the club j
their subjects being Club Unity and
A luncheon is being prepared foi
the occasion, atfd A. I!. Springer j
president of the Yerington club, h
making preparation to handle a good ;
■ sized crowd.
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J. J. Winters, popular tonsorial!
j artist, underwent a surgical operation
last week, in which Dr. Beaumont
Brown played a leading part. About
-five years ago, during our country's
unpleasantness with Mexico, at Vera
Cruz, Winters, then a young marine
received a bullet in his back, and it
remained there until Dr. Brown cut it
out. The leaden‘missile was found
embedded about four inches under
the hide in the muscles of Mr. Win
; ters’ shoulder. The patient is doing
; as "well as can he expected."
A celebration in honor of both Ab
raham Lincoln and tleorge W ashing
ton was held at the Artesia school
I house last Friday evening. A fine
| program was rendered by the pupils
1 for which much credit is due thcii
i teacher. Miss Durfce. Following the
: program, dancing and music were en
j joyed. During the evening ice cream
I and cake were served.
I Those present were Mr. If. Mollart j
land family, Miss Olive Durfce. Mr.
and Mrs. J. O' Brieu and Miss .Mar
garet. R. L. lloblit, Ci. M.^DevereauX
Mr. and .Mrs. Leslie DeVroey. Albert
Pledger, and Mr. and Mrs. J. R. 11 ill
bun and family.
At ;i special meeting of the Ycr
ington City Council. held February
19th. $100 was made available for im
mediate use in securing and prepar
ing an aviation field which will meet
the re'iuirments of the government
specifications for stations oil the
transcontinental air line. $5,14.SO was
subscribed by the people of Yering
ton prior to the last Fourth of July
celebration for the purpose of having
an airplane exhibition here at that
time, blit the plane failed to come ant
the money was never used, having
been turned into the city funds. Tin
city fathers have decided that this
money can now be used to good ad
vantage in preparing an aviation
field, and have appropriated enough
more to bring the total up to $800
Work on the field is now progressing
under the direction of Matt Penrose
Walter Warren has agreed to let tin
city have the use of his tractor foi
leveling and grading the field, and i
is probable that Yerington will be ii
readiness to receive her first aerii
visitor before the end of March.
On Monday of last week Khvooc
Luce took Joh 11 Ross, Pete I’erri, Lei
Perry and Loyd Lamberson to Rent
in liis automobile. On the return tri]
he decided to take the Geiger grad'
into Virginia City. Owing to the wa
ter from the melting snow freezing ii
the road, his machine skidded on ;
steep pitch, and the car went over tin
grade and slid about all feet down tin
bank. It was stopped by a deep snofl
drift. Owing to darkness Messrs
Luce and Lamberson decided to hiki
it to Virginia, about 'i\ miles distant
where they arrived very tiredand cob
and hungry. In the morning they re
turned to their machine and after ;
bard tttsscl managed to get the cat
out on its own power. This was tin
first car "over" the grade this year
and will probably be the last for sonw
St Patrick’s dance and bazaar a
Rink Mall, March 17th, will be givei
by the ladies of St. Joseph’s Church
Programes will be published ’ater
The follow ing committees were ; p
pointed at the meeting
Pood Sale—Mrs. Charles ti.dlagnei
Mrs. J. Kelley, Mrs. J. I'recm.ln.
Fancy liooth—Mrs. Ross, Mrs
l’>. V aggoner.
Candy Booth—Misses Mary Cox
Mary Murphy, F.slher Ryan, Mar
cant Borge.
!i \"as decich c not *. > d! >w ciitldtei
i iiss under ‘he car.- of then pat
ents, and not to allow them on tin
Judge 'I'. C. Hart arrived in Yering
ton and presided over a short ses
sion of tlie District Court.
A few cases were set for hearing
at future dates.
in the case of Xeil .McLeod vs
K. J. Ross. J. J. Kelly was appointed
as receiver, and liis bonds fixed a
$500. McLeod recently received judg
ment against Ross and is now en
deavoring to collect on oil grounc
which is owned by the defendant.
Messrs. Dillon and Hughes wlu
recently purchased the building ii
which the old Central Garage was lo
rated, and have been operating undei
the name of the Mason Valley Aut<
Company for lie past few weeks, haw
applied for and received a copyrigh
to the name "Central Garage," am
according to Mr. Hughes, no othci
firm may transact business under th<
name Central Garage.
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Last Sunday morning fire was di>
covered in the Heitinan X- Thei
slaughter house north of town. Tin
fire was out of reach of the Yeriug
ton water system, but Chief Kelli
used the chemical carts in an effort ti
check the flames. 'Pile building am
contents are practically a total loss
estimated at about $1500, without in
Al iss bertha Knemeycr has been
unanimously elected principal of the
Klko county high school to fill the va
cancy caused by the resignation of
George. Jensen, to he effective July
1. with a salary of IfGJKK) a year, says
the I'.lko Free Press.
Miss Kneineyer, who is a Yering
tou girl and a graduate of the Uni
versity of Nevada, has been a resi
dent of Klko thirteen years, teaching
in the high school eight years, and
later becoming deputy superintendent
for that district in 1915. At present
she is the principal of the Metropolis
Twenty applications for the posi
ion of the principal of the Klko
county high school were received bv
the board from all over the United
States. The members of the Klko
board of education are Chairman J
H.Gadier. W. R. Englert. and Mrs
John Henderson.
At a regular meeting of the City
Council Tuesday night the proposed
$40,0(Tu bond issue for various munici
pal: improvements, was formally
George W est and E. H. YVhitacre
•were appointed a committee to secure
options and prices on suitable loca
tions for the new city buildings.
After considerable discussion it
was decided that, owing to the growth
of the city, one man could no longer
handle the various duties now evolv
ing oil the Chief of Police, and Mayor
('•elder and Councilman Archer were
appointed as a committee to select a
suitable man to take entire charge of
the water system. The Chief of Po
lice is to be supervisor of streets.
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Russell Meadows, the local drug
clerk, who passed worthless checks
on Yerington people has not been ap
prehended. lie has cashed checks in
Sacramento and San Francisco drawn
on the Yerington banks for an amount
sufficient to take him out of the coun
try. aiid authorities here believe that
lie has gone either to his home in
Massachusetts or to Mexico.
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On Friday of last wcckjohn P.orge
met with a painful accident while
,pruning trees on his ranch near Wa
basha. In falling one of the large
branches fell in such a manner as to
strike Mr. llorge in the right eye
cutting a large gash. Fortunately the
pupil of the eye wa> not injured, as
was at first feared.
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10 EL W0II1
A booklet including all kind- of in
dustrial information concerning that
part of the country, the possibilities,
development, and proiluction of the
valley, and pictures of the district is
being compiled by the Fernlev harm
bureau, assisted by Joe Wilson, coun
ty agent of Lyon county, who is in
Fernley to help in the gathering of
the data, preliminary to publishing
the booklet.
This book, advertising Fernley’s
achievments and potentialities, will
be sent all over the state and Califor
nia. particularly to stock growers
and hay buyers, and to chambers of
commerce in sections of each state,
that have industrial possibilities in
common with Fernley.
This is the first compilation of that
sort to be handled by a community in
this state a^ small and scattered as
Fernley. i
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site ha> been chosen for the lo
cation of the Yerington Rifle club
A great deal of interest is being taken
in the organization as a result of the
action of the Reno Sporting Goods
Company in offering a trophy for the
1 best 'core. The range is situated
i near the Yerington depot.
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Owing' to unusual pressure up
i on our columns, we are obliged
; to omit the usual church notices,
j Very sorry.

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