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^ The Yerington Times
VOLUME LXII YERINGTON, NEVADA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 1921. NUMBER 14. Yerington fiirl Victim Of Fiendish Assault # Not only were the people of Yer-] ington horrified on receipt of the re port that Miss Lucille Gallagher had been fiendishly assailed by a woman in Jerome, Arizona, last Thursday, but expressions of indignation came from all over the county. , , While, seated at breakfast in a restu rant in company with Miss Elsie Hum phries. also a school teacher, in Je rome, Thursday morning a woman named Irene Hopkins, entered the restaurant, and, unobserved, poured the contents of a bottle of carbolic acid into a tumbler, and grabbing Miss Gallagher by the hair, held her head back and threw the acid into her face and rtrbhed it into her eyes. Medical aid was immediately sum moned and everything possible done to alleviate the pain and prevent in jury to the unfortunate girl's eyes and disfigurement to her face. An Imaginary Grievance Investigation 'bv the authorities ol Jerome, revealed that the attack was the result of an imaginary grievance of long standing. Trouble began when Hopkins, the woman's husband left his position with the United Verde Copper Company to take up war work at Washington. .Miss Lucille Gallagher and another Jerome teacher were in Washington at the time. Hop kins and a fellow engineer, attached to the staff of the United Verde Com pany, accidentally met the girls on the street and invited them to dinner, then to a. theatre. Airs. Hopkins heard of the party more th in a year ago and undertook to horsewhip Lillian Baer, Miss Gallagher's companion. She came to J vume seven' weeks ago and announce J to her acquaint ances her determination to "get” Miss Gallagher. The girl was warned to be on her guard. Perpetrates Vicious AttacK Miss Gallagher and Miss Humphreys were eating breakfast in the Hotel Conner, where most of the Jerome teachers take their meals. The Hop kins woman entered the dining room dressed in a long fur coat, and carried a muff. Several times she passed the table where the girls were sitting and then entered a small dining room to the rear of the main cafe, where she emptied a six-ounce bottle of carbolic acid into a tumbler. Hiding the bottle behind a radiator, she put the tumb ler into her muff and approached the booth where the girls were eating Seizing Miss Gallagher by the hair she pushed her head back and dashed the acid into her face. Then she drop ped the glass and rubbed the acid into tiie teacher’s face trying to force her eyes open. Patrons of the place rush ed to Miss Gallagher's aid and it was necessary to throw Mrs. Hopkins to the floor to restrain her. Miss Gallag her was rushed to the hospital, two blocks away, where prompt medical aid was available. Mrs. Hopkins went to her room and was packing her effects when she w?s arrested. A revolver and cartridges were found in her posscsson. The news of the attack spread through the town and public indigna tion crystallized so rapidly the of ficers took the woman to Prescott the Yavapai county scat, to avoid ?. possible attempt at violence. It was learned that since Hopkins lost his po iton with the mining company Mrs Hopkins had threatened to kill the gen eral manager and head physician of the company She Is Highly Esteemed Miss Gallagher has the sympathy oi the entire community, where she i highly esteemed, the dispatch states. ••Both young women are of the high est possible character," it says. “Miss Gallagher is of an especially retiring disposition and is seldom seen at any social gatherngs. There was absolute ly nothing wrong at the dinner party which provoked the wrath ot Mrs. Hopkins. It was simply a case of four people from the same town meeting.' A Native of Yerington Miss Gallagher was born and reared in Yerington, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gallagher. She grad uated from the University of Nevada with the class of 1917 and shortly thereafter was appointed as a teacher in the schools of Jerome, Arizona, th ing copper camp of the Southwest When Miss Gallagher left Keno sh was accompanied by Miss Elsie Hum phreys. of Keno, who is also teaching at Jerome. Miss Humphreys was a wit ness to the assault. While in the Uni versity here, Miss Gallagher was socially popular and her application to duty inspired the admiration of student body and faculty. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Dispatches received here by her father indicate that the young lady's eyesight will not be impaired and the only serious disfigurement will be on the neck and chest. Expressions of sympathy for the girl and indignation against her evil minded assailant are being constantly received by'the family. NEWS BREVITIES FROM MASON _ I Mrs. E. E. Scott, Louise and Robert, j left Sunday for a short visit to Gold- | field. ' j The regular monthly Silver Tea of the Ladies Aid Society wa« held last Triday. April 1st, and was we'l at-j tended. Refreshments appropriate for j the day were served which caused ; amusement. Hostesses for the after-j noon were Mrs. A. Wells, Mr. Wm.; Edwards and Mrs. E. L. Kidd. Miss Clara Roeckman, who has been 1 spending several weeks in California, for the benefit of her health, returned Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Sturgeon spent the week-end at Sweetwater. Mrs. John Moore and daughter Isabel, have again taken up their resi dence in Mason, after an absence of about ten months. Messrs H. P. Cook-, 'I'. H. Lever, j A. G. Sturgeon, T. S. Dickson and Dave Gurr attended the Masonic cere mony at Kernley last Thursday night. J. I!. Carroll returned from Cali-, fornia. where he lias been visting for some time. The strike made by Thomas and Dailey in Alason Pass, continues to improve and shows the earmarks of a possible mine. .-ooo RETHERIOII ELECTED MM Din — Unofficial returns show Stanley ( Xetheron to have been elected to rep-, resent the 5th. or Smith Valley di-! vision of the Walker River Irrigation District by a majority of 10 votes, hi having received 118 votes as against 108 east for Prank Simpson. hol lowing is the vote by precincts: W almska—Simp-on 9: Xetherton 18 f erington—Simpson 3<i: Xetherton 0 2. Wellington—Simpson 33: Xetherton 14. Simpson—Simpson 21: Xetherton 18 Plummers—Simpson 9; Xetherton 6 MEN AT WORK ON TOPAZ LAKE Tin- llroderii'k and Clock drag line on Monday of this week began work on a temporary inlet which is to con vey water from the Walker River into the Topaz Lake reservoir. The work is 'being done as a sub-contract from Redmond and Rage. A permanent in let will be constructed later which will accommodate the entire flow and the flood water of the river. Workman today begin on the con struction of a new road along the shore of the lake as the old road will be inundated when water begins to raise in the reservoir. Before the end of the present week carpenters will have work on the camp well under way. -oooo Christian Science Church Services are held at Leavitt Hall, Sunday mornings, at 11 ;00 o'clock. A loving invitation is extended to all. The Lesson-sermon for Sunday, April 10th—“Are Sin, Disease and Death Real?” Died—In Yerington, April 4, 1921 infant dadghter of Mr. and Mrs. L • Dini.—stillborn. PLEASANT MEETING AT NIGH SCHOOL The high school faculty entertained tlie Parent-Teachers’ Association at the high scool last Tuesday in a very interesting manner. Miss Swanson gave a short talk on commercial course as it is handled in the high school, dwelling particu larly on typing. After her talk dem onstration was given by some of tin students themselves. Their paper: were passed among the guests and were deserving of much credit. After a short Spanish play by five of the students, Miss Dardis told of the effect of dramatics on the devel opment of children and how, in many cases dromant qualities of the. child were brought out by them. Miss Lothrop's topic was athletics She said that athletics in school: not only served to develop the bodies but also trained the character in line: of courtesy to others and loyalty to their school. Mrs. Riker's demonstration -of tin pressure cooker concluded the pro gram. Those present saw a shottldei pot roast and a pan of beans put intc the cooker and in 30 minutes saw them removed for the table. After the program the .Parent Teachers' Association proceeded will their business meeting. A report was made by the commit tee appointed to see if arrangement, could he made to have a special chi! drens' picture show on either Frida) or Saturday evening. Mr. Warm had. at a request from the Woman'; Club, reduced the price of admissioi tor children to ten cents and he ai sured them that he would endeavor tc put on a picture of especial interes to the children at least once a week. The endeavor made by the Associa lion to secure donations of books fo: the high school library did not meet with much success, only one or twe families being willing to part with thei books. This same scheme was trie' out in Virginia City and over 50( volumes were donated. The Association received an invi lation to be present at a meeting o ihe Fernley Association, on April 16 when there will be visitors from th i’arcnt-Tcachers' Associations of man; surrounding towns. Mrs. Rawson ha been asked to give a live minute talk Mrs. Whorton. in making her thrii stamp report, said the number o stamps bought by pupils during th month of March was far smaller thar. in any of the three preceding months md asked that the interest of the chil dren he kept up. Principal Hill invited any of tin guests who cared to, to inspect the in cubator where chicks are in various stages of hatching, lie had hoped th hatching would have been complete! before yesterday, which, .under tin conditions existing could not be done Sandwiches, cake and tea wer served by the faculty, assisted by some of the high schools, in the domes tic science room and a very enjoyable and instructive afternoon came to an end. f_ CARNIVAL I'riday night the High School stu dents wi! stage a hu :e car- al tc raise funds to huy s\\ a' -r !<v' ' 1 hoys and girls’ basket t un . v\ ii I made such a creditable showing tiii season. There will he a lish pond and fortune wheels! cake raffbtvr confetti and serpentine! There will i> a demonstration of the marveimi: psychic power of Kara, the unrieallec seer, straight from Egypt. Some o tin- most famous actresses from i lolly wood will favor us with a display o the latest fashions that are now benif. worn on tiic streets'of gay I’aree. Quantities of spring flowerr havi been ordered for the occasion. Also there will be ’’gypsy sings’ to whil away the time. Hot dogs and coffe will satisfy the inner man and womai when other less substantial fill to charm. Among other events will he a side sow in which some of the mob remarkable prodigies of nature wil i he displayed, such as a little four-eyed baby, About ten o’clock the evening will be given over to danring. Tisket: will he sold at ten cents apiece, which will admit the bearer to any of th< concessions. General admission to the Hall. 25 and 15 cents. DON’! M KSf THIS. It will be one of the hi events of the year. Leslie DeVerov, of Artesia, is spend ing a few days in Yerington. GEORGE H. PLUMMER ANSWERS FINAL GALL George llowe Plummer died at hi-i home in Yerington, Nevada, at 9:5( j o’clock ]i. in., April 5, 1921. I lie deceased was horn at Scars- j mont. State of .Maine, February 9. | 1X48. and came to California by sea j voyage to Isthmus ol Panama, which he crossed on ITis 21st birthday in! February. 1X69, going from there tel Sail Francisco. From there he went i to Virginia City. On his way to tha ] great mining center, to this eastern] youth all incident occurred that made! a vivid and lasting impression upon him, revealing to him in a moment j a true picture of the bigness of the! great West, to which he had conic to! work out his destiny. A stranger to • to him oil the crowded train wanted to give him ,S20 gold, for his personal] expenses, but he would not accept it telling the man that he. could not take tin' money, not knowing when repay ment could be made. This he did with I in t a dpllar ill his pocket. Arriving at Virginia, he started out \ afoot to Pine Grove, going by the old ; Jew Ranch, about 75 miles, where he planned to join the Braun hoys, Ah x ; and Gus. with whom he had been cu"- i responding since old school days in ' Maine. Mr. Plummer, on arriving at Pine; Grove, went to work first at Rock tor Jim Keene; thereafter he worked in ! the Wheeler mill at Pine Grove, then1 in the. Wilson mill. Soon accommo- j dating' himself to the “life of the, place," became a regular leaser in the ' Wilson mine, which he followed with udustry and enthusiasm and incidental print until 1873, when he became a homesteader in the South end of Mason Valley, then known as Mis souri Flat. In the meantime, oil November 12 1871. he had married Louise A. Wil-j on. daughter of David 1. Wilson, at her home in Pine Grove, and shortly . afterward lie and his young wife, with j v hand of cattle and some vaqueros ..vent to Steins Mountains in Southern Oregon, where they lived in a ;,c house. 80 miles from the nearest post office. They were there for about tw< years when the Indians ’became so; troublesome that this small part, 1 thought it best to return to Mason j Valley, where they homesteaded the. then barren land, now some of the most productive in the valley. In 1873. in company with Llrieli; strosnider, David 1 . W ilson and \\ m.j Wilson, Mr. Plummer surveyed and after three years finished tile con struction of what is known as th Tunnel ditch, sometimes called tin Plummer ditch. 1 he building of this .vatcr conduit involved the running of UK) feet of tunnel through dangerous ground, which in places was a mass of bowlders, hard to hold with timbers md through which the water ncarlv ill leaked hack into the river for many months. This was, up to that time he most important irrigation pro ject in Western Nevada, and of which . the deceased was justly proud. In 1877 himself and wile, by ley process, duly adopted George I’hun-| mer, Jr.,, then a babe in the Nevada; Orphans’ Home, who now lives at the old home place with his young family of hoys in whose youthful ompam the g ai dfather took much iMeasure in hi- declining years. In 189(1. .Mrs. Louise Hummer ifter a long illness, died at the home - •■•■I' pm! was buried in the Elm l rev •i’iii terv. 'I'wo years later Mr. Hum mer was marred to Mi-- .Mabel lien rirhs then a school teacher in his dr triet. and who survives him. They lived on the home ranch in great conteii ment for many years, in the meantime however, making three trips East to visit Mr. Hummer’s brothers and sis ters, spending on one trip, u\ei mouth in Florida. , Mr. Hummer’s eyes began to lx affected in 1903, and after consultation with noted specialists, among whom was Or. Karcan, of San Francisco bravely accepted their verdict of in evitable blindness, in the true Ameri can spirit, and made no complaint as he finally, in 1914. became totally blind. He was during the early days, oik of the most dependable upholders 01 law ancl order in this section, being for years in service on grand and trial uries when .Mason Valley was a part )f Esmeralda county, with the count\ >eat at Aurora, often staying for a month at a time in that wild frontier Things New and True In Busy Smith Valley o-——-——---a t town on Court duties. One of bis I close friends of that time was Sam I Clemmons (Mark Twain.) Those were the days when organized hands of cattle and horse their es were rampant in Nevada, and a known grand juror was in constant danger from the gangs after a clesyi-up. bit* Mr. Plummer never seemed to con sider his personal safety, blit did his duty at a true American Citizen, in an absolutely fair and fearless manner at all times. In 1905 himself in company with J. 1. Wilson. George W. Webster (now deceased) and P. <). Stiekney organized the Lyon County Bank Cor poration, and opened the present ‘oar.k at Ycringlon. Tie was a director o. that institution from its inception, and present at almost every meeting of P c board held since its organization. Through a long, progressi\e and eventful liic. lie preserved, even line r (lie deep affliction of blindness, a d liified and cheerful simplicity of man ner. robbing Pat her Time of at T-ast twenty years, as a kind of a ••joke" and thereby, to the day of TL death placing him in close personal loueii with young and oid alike. in a ijuiet way during many hard Winters, his kind acts, done for his truggling neighbors helped supply many depleted larders, where chil dren would often, otherwise, have felt hunger’s keen pangs. No man more loved has passed on from Mason Valley to this tinn and we know that no one ever will for if he had an enemy none ever ap peared and his friends were legion. During his last hours, while grad daily slipping away, he would repeat '• 1 want to go home..” where wc know he now is. The funeral services will be held r. the M. B. Church, at Yerington, a* }’ M, •;•! Vrkl'w Vv>rvl fLh uid burial at the Elm Tree cemeterv a.bout two miles west of the Pluming ranch, hi the south end of Mason Valley. --oooo h g There is a noticeable revival of i't terist among the members of tin Lyon County American Legion, am it looks as if the Legion would sum 'assume its proper place among th< Ycritlgton organizations which an working for the betterment of all loc i conditions. Committees are workir on a scries of boxing exhibitions to he stag'd! in this city, and it is hoped ;hat the first date will be announced1 within the next few weeks. 1 his post lias issued a challenge to any other inst in Nevada or on the Pacific coast They state that they have among their mi'in!>ers the best amateud boxers in the American Legion. 1 ho Lyceum course that win i>t brought to Yeriiigton, through the in struincntality of the Legion, is one " the host to he had. Lighty season tickets have heen sold I he coursi consists ot live performances, and tin quality of the entertainment is guar antved 'by the post. W ithin the next tew weeks the Lyot County Post will visit Smith Valley cn masse, and c\ cry e‘\--ervice man in that valley will he given an opportu nity to join the Legion. After work ing the vullcv all are to congregate at the Nevada Hot Springs where a suitable spread, a plunge and other re freshments add entertainment will be prepared. The Yerington post will also assist in promoting a successful liasebal team this summer. Pert Salh s and Ahe Charlebois were among the lyttst W alker ranch ntei who were transacting business in Yer ington on Tuesday. 11 h\- repo.rt outlook favorable for a successlu j season this year. ******* Jim Neeley left this morning on an extended prospecting trip through tin southern part of Mineral County. ******* H. S. Morgan and wife were visit ing their daughter, Mrs' L. Osborne t Thursday Coming as a great surprise to their many friends in this valley, was the announcement last Thursd y evening at the dunce in Wellington, of the marraige of Miss Ruth Scotsford and Mr. II. . Andtrson. Miss Scots ford, formerly of Santa Rosa. Cali fornia, has been teaching school at the Smith school, and lias taken an active part in social affairs in the val ley and during the time she made many acquaintances, all of whom are numbered as her friends. II. (I. Anderson, or Gtn as he is familiarly known, i- a resident of (iardnervulle and one of the firm of \nderson Urothers Transportation Company, operating a truck line be tween Miudoii and Uridgeport, by wav of Wellington. T’hev were married it 6 MO o’clock at the \nderson home in C rducrville and left immediately to attend the dance at Wellington, where the announcement was sprung. Tlv. > were showered with riy and hilarity prevailed. I heir r; ny friends wish them success amt hap piness . A large crowd ailvudv 1 tin picture show and dance at V\ editigton l'all, March 31st. Mr. and Mrs. William Reading ntertained Thursday evening at a de lightful luncheon. Those who en joy'd their hospitality were Mr. and Mrs. H. Jacobsen, Mr. and Mrs. II. G. Anderson, (newly weds of Gard nerville.) M>r. and Mrs. Adler l.arsen. if San Francisco. Mrs. Klsie Spring never. of (iardnervulle, Mrs. H. Jes seu. Mrs. ( >tt Jones, the Misses I.e nora Jess-en. Margurite kulstonc ami ' Tara lulstone: Messrs. I’rttce Me Vicar. Charlie Sclmman and L. X \mlerson, of ('.ardnerville. About fifty people attended the April Fool" party, given by the Woman's club at the home of Mrs. P. I’.eaman. Many good April ■(.'V.l stunts, games and music were ' -ajoyed until a fate iiotfr. when Metr •otts lunch was served, after which .he guests departed, having spent a pleasant evening. The Smith Valiev Womans Civic Club met at Smith last Saturday and elected as others for the coming year. Mr. Jack M cCutcheon, President, Mrs. Frank Arentz, Vice President. Mrs. Louis < >ldsj Secretary. The !i»st meeting will he in the club house, it Simpson, April 16lh. Mr. I fridge, of the Farmers' Hank .,f Carson and Mr. Hen Cardinal, uanager of the Minden creamery, were isitors in the valley Monday. Mrs. Win. Reading is visiting in Reno and (‘.ardnerville. Miss llerdinah Hines is visiting at tile Wedertz ranch in Desert Creek. Miss Lenora .lessen spent the week n,l in ('.ardnerville. visiting friends and relatives. Mrs. Lnsen, of Sparks, has been visiting at the II. .lessen ranch for the past week Mr. and Mrs. M. K. 1 oohey were dinner guests of Mrs. ( G. I'oster. in Yerington, Sunday. Mr. \Y. !,. Blackwell was a \ er ington \ istor on Sunday. Mrs. (.'has. Hines and Mr--. Guy Rogers motored to > erington on Saturday. Lambing is well underway in Smith Valley, and the moderate weather ,,-liu h has marked the past few weeks has been v< rv favorable for a high percentage of lambs It is under stood shearing will start about Mat 1st. \ndcrsoM Brothers recently pur chased a new 3-ton White truck, and have put it on the run between Gard ner villo. Wellington and Bridgeport. w. L. Dressier, of Gardnerville, is spending th week at his oldings in Smith \ alley. Mr. and Mrs. hid. Lulstone are receiving congratulations from their many friends upon the birth of a i little son. Barton I'.dward, horn on sgiinlav. April 2nd. | Next Sunday morning at the M. K ‘ Church, the pastor. Rev. J. Pelter ! will preach an Raster sermon. An etersting and appropriate song ser 1 ice will he renewed. --- EPISCOPAL MISSION Sundtyi April ltljth,— Leavitt Hall, Yerignton. 9;30 a. m. 11 azeit, 7 ;30 p. in.