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""The Yerington Times
VOLUME LXII YERINGTON, NEVADA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1. 1921. • NUMBER 22 Last Monday evening about 7 o'clock. Special officer O’Xiel and Deputy Sheriff Ambrose raided a jackass whiskey joint at Mason and took possession of a very complete, though lilthy, distillery and about 350 gallons of corn mash, a quantity of liquor in poccss of manufacture as well as some of the finished whiskey. They also took possession of L. Mcni sini and Hill llutulia, the alleged own ers of the outfit. Yesterday afternoon the two de fendants were arraigned before lT. S. Commissioner Jttdson G. R. Smith, chaged with running the still in viola tion of law. J. R. Carroll of Mason, the complaining witness, testified that he had been in Ycrington Monday to participate in the memorial exercises, and that when he returned to Mason about 5 o’clock he found four or live children, including his own little hoy in a stupefied condition, some of them almost unconscjious. 1 nvcstigatipn disclosed the fact that the children, while searching for bird nests, enter ed the window of a house in Mason, found the poisonous liquor and draid enough to render them almost un conscious. Mr. Carroll at once noti fied officers who raided the place, with the results above stated. Minnie Robinson, of Mason, testi fied that she is the owner of the prem ises where the stuff was found and that some time ago she rented the house to Menisiiii and Hntulia, who said the)- intended to "'batch there. Charles DeHocr testified iHat he had seen the two defendants carrying demijohns into the house at Mason. The defendants denied positively that they were ever in the house and that they knew nothing about a still being in operation there After reviewing the testimony. Com missioner Smith said that while the usual hail in such eases is he was obliged to consider the pitiable con dition of the little children, and their narrow escape from a shocking death and he therefore held the defendants to appear before tile 1 uited State court in Carson City, with bail fixed in the sum of $2,00!) in each ease and remanded them to the custody of the Sheriff. The children, all under 14 years of age gained entrance to the buib; ing by cutting the scrcn.Tbey carried off five gallons of the liquor, pouring tht stuff into bottles and pitchers. Head coils and receptacles were used in the process of manufacture, and it is said that Dr. Kdwards. who attend ed the eases, stated that it was a viru lent poison, and that bad he arrived a few minutes later, it would have hi i u impossible to save the lhe> of at b.i-t two of the children, and as it was if was nearly 24 hours before they were pronounced out of datiget. Tile many friends of Mrs. Win. tar gill were grieved to learn of her death at Bridgeport Friday. May 27th.. where she was visiting at her old home. Although she has been’ a suf ferer from an incurable disease for some time, her life came to a close very suddenly. Her husband and children were unable to reach her be fore she passed out. She was born in San Francisco, but most of her life was spent in Bridgeport. About five years ago they came to Simpson and recently built a nice home. She was a woman of sterling qualities and greatly beloved by all who knew hei. The funeral was held at Bridgeport Sunday and was largely attended by sorrowing friends and relatives. A large number from Simpson attended. She is survived by her husband. \\ m Cargill, two sons. Albert and hd. Brandon, a daughter. Bertha and brothers. Clarence. Frank H'd hd. Wedkrtz, .sisters, Mrs. Logan and Mrs. Towel and Mrs. Brandon and Mrs. W’hitelield. -ooo-— Will the party who took the orchid organdy sash hanging in the postoffict lobby, kindly return the same to Mrs Until Malone? : a--—.———-a i ! i I 1 i _. | ! Last i riilay night occurred one of j tlie prettiest social functions of the present school year when the Junior .‘lasts were hosts at a 'banquet given to the Senior class. At 8:30 the crowd assembled at the Home Restaurant where they partook of a delicious five: ourse dinner. The color scheme, 1 pink and green—Senior class colors— were predominant in the table decor ations, using pink tea roses, pink and green nut baskets, and a scattering of roses, tile latter representing the Jun ior colors. May paper caps in the class colors were given as favors and worn thruout the course of the even ing. Additional favors were little air -hips, appropriate to the Senior class notto, “Summa Summarum." A larger airship bearing tld- motto formed the central decoration of the table. Raul Ford, member of the Junior class acted as toastmaster and the fol iowMg toasts were given: "To the Pilot," hd. Pc-ry "To the Officers," Ada Patterson "To the Crew," Leland Keema "To the Voyagers," Cecelia Carney I "To the Fleet," Stanley Daws "Ships." Mr. Willis smith. Mrs. W ilson, as representative of I the school hoard ga> v .< snort talk on i loyalty to the school, fh- idea car ried out in all the tall s compared the -hip to the school, and the following: were representative of each subject: The Pilot. Mr. 11 ill. The Crew, the faculty. The Voyagers, the Junior.-. The Fleet, the entire school, consist ing of the four ships. The delightful evening was brought j : o a close by singing Amei iea. MARKETING PLAN MEETS WITH APPROVAL. The proposed1, Parmer's Coopera-1 live Marketing \ssociatiou is meeting j with general approval throughout the Hate. Lvon County has already sign-] j ed up over 5(1 per cent, of its quota.! Reports from Washoe, Churchill and I'lko counties are equally encouraging, j The quota by counties is as follows: Lyon County 'a() Churchill County -’25 Washoe County 200 Klko County 60 | Douglas County •'’tl Pershing' County 25 ()rmshy County la Humboldt County 25 Total 750 This is a show down, on marketing, j . Farmers have complained loud and long that they have never got a square; deal in marketing their products.. Mere is an opportunity presented—and j the only possible way—of insuring aj square deal. The issue is squarely put up to every farmer to come through with a membership in the as sociation—otherwise to admit that no real marketing problem or grievance exist. That we have been complaining about something which, on the show down. we retract, as looming less j large than the few dollars necessary j cost to correct it. Farmers the country over are form- j ing such associations. '1 hose which j W(?re. solidly founded, as this proposes; to lie, have demonstrated that they are; Indispensable factors, in promoting j : agricultural prosperity by supplement ling Tanning at its weakest point-t-he ] marketing end. -oooo— Mr.s 1 >11 ie Cross of Upper Mason V al ley entertained a number of her friends in honor of her sister and daughter from Missouri and her broth er, R. 1. Kendall and family, of W'cst j wood. Those present were: Mes ' dames Mable Plummer. Keema. Stro snider. Wilson. McGowan. .George Plummer, Jr.. John McGowan. Pillay. 'ml Franklin. Delicious refreshments were served and nl1 spent a pleasant afternoon. Allan Mason was down from Topaz : over the wok end. - \ C. R. lfdisou, of Wadsworth, was visiting lure Thursday. I). M. Welge, of the Bluestone .Mine, was called to Alina last Thurs day on business. The graduation exercises were held in the school house Wednesday even ing before a large audience of parents and friends. A cyniie sketch entitled, "Cabbage llill School," in two acts opening and closing day was well rendered by the pupils which kept the house in roars of laughter from start to finish. The three Barlow boys sang a two part song which was ur gently encored. Lenora Dickson gave a recitation in a very pleasing manner. Very great credit is due to the teachers for their training. Af ter the program, Mrs. J. I. Wilson gave an address of advice and welcome to the graduates and presented the diplomas to which Irene Kidd replied; in behalf of her class. Lenora Dick son, Ruth Barlow. lone Carroll, Irene Kidd, CeciliaRector, Stephen Shirt/. Donald Asking and Norman Welge, Mr. D. Welge. who lias voluntarily trained the children of all grades in, physical culture, gave an exhibition, tiie younger children going through exercises very creditably with dumt hells. The higher grades in Indian lui> exercises and drills which de lighted all present and was loudly ap- ; plauded. At the conclusion of exer , ises, medals were presented to Lenora Dickson, Herbert i I illygus and Krncsi Loo, who had the highest score in test competition, after which a rising vote of thanks was accorded Mr \\ elge Minidst loud applause. 1 no nioinei of the graduates served refreshment? lo all present and dancing was indulir ,-d in. The sehooloom was tastefully decorated in the class colors, yellow and white. Mrs. Stella Fry is visiting with her mother. Mrs. T„ Williams. Roy M. Kidder and A. II. Harlow were Reno visitors during the week. J. !!. Carroll and R. Durand return ;•(! to Mason Wednesday to attend .railnation of their daughters lone am: Cecilia. The Ladies Aid held their monthly Silver tea last Friday. Mrs. S. A. 1 al one and Mrs. I. S. Dickson were the hostesses and serv ed delicious refresh ments. ]!. J. Long’s cow. "Gracia Co lantha Hurke." which was Nevada s i";i*st 30 lb. cow on a seven days olli ,-ial test has now to take second pinci to Hlanar 2nd., which has made over :j j], . This animal is ;tlso owned by Mr. Long and.be has another now undergoing test which up to the prt > nt tittle looks like going one better. Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Sturgeon art shortly to take up their residence in die Herr house. Tlu- latest move in an action involv ing a large area of valuable placer mining ground in Lyon County is a demurrer and motion to strike por tions of the contpl rt !v ' e' ck Green and Messrs. h ■ 1 h - ards. the attorneys for j i . Rue. 1 c Nevada Mining and exploration Com pany and the Virgima-Tonopah Gold Dredging Company, through their at torneys, Platt & Sanford and Kdwarci ]•'. Tredwell, filed the suit against Kae Damages in the sum of $10,000 an sought. A breach of trust is chargee, against Rae. It is claimed that the plaintiff-companies own the proper! v in question and that they deeded the same to Rae for the sole purpose of selling them, and that he theren.iter entered into a contract in the name oi the Rae Consolidated Dredging Com pany to the Gold Canyon Dredging Comnany, and that he repudiated the interest of the plaintiffs several years after the sale agreement was ma le. --— o oo-— At Indianapolis Monday, Tommy Milton, driving a b'rontenac Special, won the 500-mile automobile race Roscoc Sarlcs finished scond, three minutes hcdiiud Milton. 1 hi* victoiv gave Milton $20,001! for firs* place and more than $8,000 in lap prizes. The time was live hours, thirty-four minutes. 4-! ;6S seconds an average ol 89.62 mites per hour, a new track rec ord for cars of not more than 185 cu bic inches piston displacement. INTERESTING ITEMS FROM SMITH VALLEY Memorial day exercises were held hy the Odd Fellows and Rebeccas at the M. I',. Church and largely attend ed. Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Stark and two sons from Loyalton are visiting Mrs. Starks sister. Mrs. Roy McVicar. Mrs. C. C. 1 idd and children will spend the summer in Placerville, Cal T r.l he Cjub members and fscores numbering about sixty greatly enjoy .d the movie, "Twin I Teels" Saturday -lipl;l cud supper after at- the Hotel Hoy. Tile affair was given by tbe North end ladies to the South end, who recently won in a drive for mem bership. Mrs. Toohey was toast mistress. The following responded with witty remarks. Mesdames McCutchcon, Arentz, Hovcy, Simpson and Messrs. Toohey, Tidd, Olds and Simpson. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Simpson, of Reno, are visiting in the valley for a few days. They attended the "Club affair" Saturday night. Miss Ruth Carter is at home for a short vacation. She has been attend ing the University 01 Nevada the past year and will return soon to attend ,uminer school. Another carload of line mules has just been shipped from California to Redmond and Page at Topaz Lake. Mr. and Mrs. I,eland Day and two children have gone to their summer Pome at llridgeport. Miss IA'tiora lessen and grandfath ■r went to Gardnerville on Sunday to pend several days with relatives. Miss Alfa Day is at home front Domiean College at San Rafael, where she graduated with high hon ors. Her chum. Miss Stana Surbeck came with her lor an extended visit ('has. Day is at Sweetwater looking after his sheep. Mr. lot* Qtiilici is on the sick list. Mr. Gould Reading lias gone to l.os Angeles and San Francisco. Everyone is taking great interest in the 4th. of July "Citizen's Day" rCe tvhrot it.hi at Wellington, '1 lie Eulstonc orchard will he used for the sket picnic and interesting exercises will take place. The club ladies will give a big dance in Wellington Hall in the evening. ALFALFA WEEVIL CONTROL. That the alfalfa weevil, first report ed lust year in W ashoe County is thriving and continuing to spread is the report brought hack by County \gent Thomas lluckman front Reno this week. Mr. Itueknian went .over the infested area with Noble W aitt who is making a survey of W ashot County for the State quarantine offi cer. As yet the infection is slight am not sufficient to injure the hay crop ibis year. The pest travels at the rate of thirty miles a year with tin- wind and three against. No trace of the weevil have been discovered around \eidi, . s yet; hut southeast of Reno towards Sparks several fields are infested Apparently the movement is in th direction of the prevailing winds, to wards Fcrnley and ballon and event ually these districts will he infested i control measures are not adopted nex \ ear. The j, -asltc wa- introduced into tali near 1’ o.o by Italian farmers The weevil originated in Italy and ii some unknown manner was trans muted to Utah. Tv cry parasite has b enemies and the weevil is no ex ecution. When tile weevil was tirst discovered. Uncle Sam sent a man to Italy to study their enemies and he brought back a parasite which preys on tin weevil . These thrive fairly well and kill about 90 per cent, of the weev il lint the remaining 10 per cent, are enough to do a lot of damage. The state quarantine office plans to send a man to Salt Lake in the near f; lure to bring hack some ot these parasites to work on the infested area in Washoe County. By introducing ihc natural enemies of the weevil and by spraying the spread of the infested area can he clucked. Mr. Iluekman brought hack speci mens of the weevil and any one desir ing to see wliat weevil look-, like call do so by calling at the harm bureau office, bulletin No. 1 Wa of the L. S Dept, of Agriculture on "Spraying tor the Alfalfa Weevil" are. available for distribution at the harm bureau office II. S. l'ohe was an arrival from Veg -as last Thursday enroute to Carson 1 City. In Solemn Reverence Our Dead are Honored I lie l.yon County Post of the A mericnn Legion held ritualistic servic es at tile Rink Hall on Monday, .Mem orial Day, in honor of the soldiers who rest in the Ycrington cemetery, form, and a s<|iiad tired a salute over Many of the Legion men were in imi a symbolic grave. At the conclusion oi an impressive program Dr. Dixon deii\ ered an address, a portion of which is reproduced here. "So l returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under i the sun, and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter: and on the side of their op pressors there was.power but they had no comforter. Wherefore 1 praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive." What this text says is this; It is better to bedead, than to be miserably i alive and deprived of liberty. #**#■#•** Hitter controversy over slavery j raged until a desire for separation , ,vas engendered and with the hope that j the border States would secede some of the hot-heads fired on the llag at Sumter-—that Hag that enfolded the most precious hopes of humanity. That shot had a most marvelous and unexpected effect. That shot produced one of the grand •st scenes in history. That shot revealed the fountains of j \merican patriotism of whose depth I md breadth and power the world had never dreamed. As their barriers gave way they swept over the land. They rolled through the forests of Maine with a roar louder than the thunder ol her rocking pines. They filled the valleys and climbed the hill sides of Yew Hampshire until her rranitc mountains colli 1 not o’ertop the tide. 1 hey swept with Hashing baptisms of power over the Dreeii Mountain ridges of Old Vermont. ’They rolled with iinwca-i.’.g tides ireiii Concord and Hunker Hill to Hcin ,hirc heights in t! e < ”d Hay 'Mate. I'ossed and eddied through iifli Rhode, where RolaCi A illiams built his home: swept over the spot "here .he Charter Oak of Cornu client once stood. The Rmpire State swelled the enthusiasm of Yew Knghtnd and bor 4rcat metropolis rang like anthems on ilK OESmOY POOR LAKES DAM Mr. Frank Simpson anil M. '<• Blackwell visited Four Lakes on Sun ;l:,v to investigate the Mowing out of die dam there. The perpetrators ut this dastardly crime used giant pow ler right against the face ol the dam, either for the purpose of destroying the dam or shooting fish. The water rom lids lake is used for irrigation purposes. Mr. Joe koenigh is at present stationed there guarding the dam. and Mr. Frank Simpson will after a big reward for the criminals. It is to he hoped they will be appre hended and punished to the full ex tent of the law. DAIRY STOCK FREE OF TUBERCULOSIS. Dr N. E. Xeilsen. of the U. S. Bureau of Animal Husbandry, com pleted the testing of dairy stock in Smith Valley last week for tubercu losis Dr. Xeilsen tested 559 annuals and found 7 reactors or only 1-25 per cent, to havetuberculosis. Ranches with ! reactors were four in number, ranches I free from reactors numbered twenty. The low per cent of tuberculin cows found should be very gratifying to Smith Valley farmers. Dr. Xeilsen i left for Elko County but will return | tbis winter to Lyon County to test ! cattle in Mason \ alley. This week Dr. W. B. Earl, of the State Veterinary Control Service, will U.-t dairy stock in the Fernley Valley. The Farm Bureau and County Agent are actively co-operating with the V 0. S. in the eradication of tuberculin cattle and every effort should be made to eliminate reactors from our live stock. I'rank Simpson was an . nival Imm Reno la-t Saturday and spent Memor ial Day in Smith Valley. her distant holders where Xi.tgara chants creation's Marsellaise. Like her immense wheat fields in the great \\ est stood in serried ranks the brave hoys in blue vowing to save the country or die in the attempt. They expedited the expulsive pains and brought to the birth the battle born Stale of Nevada with all her wealth. Let me repeat it: Then was wit nessed the grandest scene of history. The hostile parties of the North flow ed together and. " Pouring like the tide into a breach with ample and brimfulness of its force," sprang the volunteer soldiers of America, offering to die for their country. Then the world saw the very pathos of patriotism: saw women giving their bravest and best to Hying bullets and to Hashing steel, and men offering to die without a murmur for their coun try. Many of those men had never seen a company of armed men but from them came a heroism and cour age never excelled. It was not courage against cow ardice: intelligence against ignorance: strength against weakness. Their foes were worthy of their steel. b'rom the 1st to the 4th of July was fought the battle of Gettysburg, a battle that has made that little un known town forever memorable in the annals of the world. The fate of the Republic hung on the issue. Relieving that our center was the key to our po sition. Lee determined to carry it at any cost. All the night of the 2nd., he was concentrating his artillery on this point. Aware of his purpose the Union artillery was massed to protect it. Morning came and revealed yonder on Seminary Ridge for two miles one unbroken line of Confederate battcr es, and here stretching along Ceme erv Ridge two miles of L uion batter ies. All forenoon the preparation was hurried on. Then there was a pause ; they were taking breath. Suddenly Hashed the Confederate signal gun and instantly there burst forth the fiercest cannonade ever heard on the Western Continent. Yonder for two miles, and here tile batteries were blazing like volcanoes. I he eaitli trembled under the awful tempest of it||) guns. Suddenly the Confederate lire ceased, and over Seminary Ridge and across the mile wide plain thund red Pickett's awful charge—a column three miles wide. IS.11(10 picked veter ans, tin- |>rule ot the Mnun. ' mi •hattei'ii's were now a sheet ot flame. t|,e air was full of bursting shells: great furrows were plowed through the charging ranks, which closed again like the waters around tile vessels keel. It was one of the grandest, one of the most aw ful chargesrecorded in the annals of war. AH other parts of the field were forgotten in the interest that centered here. On they swept; as they neared our ranks they paused to mass for the final plunge. All is now a scene of indescribable uproar and death Hand to hand they strug gle. All distinction of rank is lost: officers and privates struggle togeth er; horses and men go down together Riderless horses rush wildly through dthc struggling ranks. Artillery is dragged over mangled form;s uni forms are set on tire by burning pow der. Human life is being poured out like water. All is blood, fire, horror death. The Confederates waver, and all is over. Whole regiments throw down their arms and rush out of the sheet of dame to surrender. Retreat is sounded, and of his 1S.000. 1 iekett leads back 7.000 carrying in their arms the corpse of the Confederacy. Hack to its grave at Appamattox they bore it. their muffled drums heat ing the requiem of the "Lost Cause. Then in the Constitution was written that which tile Declaration of Inde pendence had declared long before "That all men are created e‘l»:rl." Another advance in human liberty a chieved by American lighting men. 1776. 1S1J. 1K46. 1K6L 1M6? * * * *• * And while to-day the graves of our heroic dead are being decorated and our streams are strewn with flowers, may we civilians weave the emotions of our souls into wreaths and crown the heads of our great liberators, and the political saviors of the world, 1 he American Lighting Men.