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BUNCH OF NEWS ~~ 9 On Sunday morning, Dec 24th the Mason Sunday School welcomed a large number of children, parents and friends to a Christmas tree and pro gram. After the Christmas hymns, Mr. D. Welge gave two selections on his saxophone which were much ap preciated; Mrs. P. H. Cook read the Scripture Christmas lesson; the school children recited the wishes for Master Billy Edwards on his 5th birthday; Isabel Moore and Rose Patterson s classes gave “The Naughty Little Mouse; Low in the Manger; four acter “Low in the Manger”; four little tots recited pieces to the en joyment of everyone; Mrs. Owen Bott read a story showing a negro’s idea, of the presents we should give to the Saviour; Mrs. Ilseinan render ed the hymn “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” which closed the program. The children marched with the flag by the tree and received their boxes of fe candy. f Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Kirchcn, of To nopah, are spending the festive sea son with Mrs. Chas Shirtz. Miss Rose Patterson Was a visitor to Virginia City Friday. Mr. C. J. 'Dickson left Thursday for Auburn, California, to spend Christmas with his daughter, Mrs. Walter Stark. Mrs. H. L. Hansen and children re turned Tuesday from an extended visit to Los Banos, California, where the former has been for the benefit of her health. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Freitas left Saturday to take up their residence on the Martin ranch, which they have leased. Miss Ada Patterson, student of the University, is visiting wth her moth er, Mrs. Daisy Pattet^on. The Home and Scho0) League gave the usual Christmas tree to the chil dren at the Mason school on Friday night. A very creditable program was rendered by the different grades, after which Santa Claus presented each child with a box of candy and nuts. Th room was prettily deco »' wnoru. ™*jiiie CTwinif «*» wfips1'1 a' close with dancing and everyone spent a very enjoyable time. Mrs. J. E. Regan spent Christmas with her mother, Mrs. Dolly King, in Dayton. Mr. Bernard Koehler, accompanied by his friend. Mr. Scars, students of the University of Reno, arrived Sun day to spend the Christmas with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. II. H. Koehler. The Community Christmas tree in Ycrington was attended by nearly very child ill Mason, despite the in clemency of the weather. Mr. and Mrs. Coorman and daugh ters arrived Saturday from Ogden, Utah to visit with Mr. and Mrs. T. II. Lever, Mrs Coorman being sister of Mrs. Lever. METHODIST CHURCH ..Services Sunday, Dec. 31st— M. J. Williams, Pastor % . —_ Sunday School, 10 a. m. l’uhlic worship 11 a. in. Special music by the choir. The pastor will preach the morning ser mon: “Sowing and Reaping. There will be no services at Perry. Preparations are being made to hold a “Watch Night Service.” in the church Sunday night, which is New _ Years eve., with the following pro gram: 8 to 9 p. m. social hour for the Junior League. 9 to 10 p. m. social for Jyouug people. The Pastor will hold meetings of the Sunday School Board, with reports of officers, and election of officers and teachers for the ensuing year. Also an important meeting of the Official Board, and the Church Stewards will be held in the main chapel, while the ‘socials are in progress in Spangler Hall. 10 to 11 p. m..refreshments and so cial, good time for everybody. 11 to 12, midnight watch Night Services, with special giusic 'bv the choir and sermon by the Pastor. 12 o’clock—midnight. Wish every body a Happy New Year and gc home. Everybody is welcome to all the services. M. J. Williams, Pastor. '■ •. J* SOUTHERN ROUTE 18 USEp BY MOTORIST* .While the roads across the Sierras arc blocked with snows, this ti rier does not deter a large 'number of mo torists from using the southern route via \ erington, Schurz, and Tonopah in reaching California, according to the Nevada Highway association officials. During the past week daily parties of motorists have gone to southern California by this route and reports of road conditions mailed back to the association have been encouraging. The Tonopah road is reported to be in good condition, and travelers have all commented on the scenic drive around Walker lake. Several parties arc also using the road to Susanville daily, although it is reported that the link from Susan villc to Westwood is impassable. Few travelers arc coming from eastern points, although recently a motorist declared that he would at tempt to reach Salt Lake city by auto over the victory road. ■. FROSTIEST »T COYOTE HHM6 —-■■■■ The United States Bioogical Sur I vey and State Rabies Commission re port the following results in de stroying! and trapping predatory animals in Nevada during the past month: During the month 62 hunters work ed a total of 1609 1-2 days taking 590 599 true predatory animals; 94 bobcats and 505 coyotes. There were also taken 21 badgers. 1 civit cat, 6 fox, 1 muskrat and 3 skunks. Huntr s ide.... oi tsoe.l,s.cLigaf.R Hunter Chas. Frost, of Lyon county, is high tnan for the month with a catch of 33 true predatory ani mals. Mr. Frost did the same a,s Mr. Grimes last month, saving the fur of each animal. Thos. Faull and F. B. Crofut of Eureka county, were second and third respectively with a catch of 22 and 21 each. The average catch per man figured on the 30 day baste was M3.6 animals. Others tak ing the averse or better are as fol low .Ut I- iflMdetwXyc county, 20: , Wa*Aoe county, 19: Ha ry Webb, Elko. 19; H. Aberisturi. Xyc. 18; Ollie Fox. Eureka, 15; W. U. Garavanta. Lyon, 15; Chas. Hauskins, lVrshing.14: J. F. Fogel, Washoe. 14; E. E. Fowler. White Pine. 13: Joe A velar, Churchill. 13: A. R. Green. Pershing, 13; J. L. Hudson. Xye. 13 F. McTimmods, Washoe. 12: O. A Tolman, Elko, 12: L. Hackward. Elko 12; Will Keele. Lincoln. 12: W. B. Farnsworth. White Pine, 12: iGecj. Taylor. Lander. 12; G. C. Friel, Wa shoe, 11: J. J- Meece, Washoe, 11: and E. L. Fargo, Elko 11. Owing to the higli quotations sent out My fur dealers every one that could get traps have been trapping. All together the animate have been thinned out to a great extent and the average catch for the month shows a marked decrease. Poison will be j used to a great extent durftig the winter and good results are expected. Positive casc,s of rabies were re poted from Elko. White Pine, Wa shoe, Churchill and Eureka counties. As far as is known no one was bitten | by the rabid coyotes or dog;s during I the month. i CANDELARIA Reports from Candelaria, via yth* Tonopali Bonanza, indicate that the old camp promises to renew the pro ductiveness of earlier years. The Bonanza reports that car samples from an ore body recently opened as say from 30 to 55 ounces silver per ton, from a vein six ,to nine feet wide. Average samples of three feet of the ore along one side have rataged from 85 to 115 ounces, and the value has been well maintained in a raise that has been started to develop tin ore above the tunnel level. The tun* net where the find was made is the eleventh level, considered the poorest in the mine. There are twenty levels. Recent work in the Lucky Hill mine has also opened large quantities of ore, running from 25 to 3* ounces silver per ton. A crosscut at one point showed 30 feet width of milling ore. while farther fcjong a width of 16 feet exposed, with only one wall found, samples from 40 to 85 ounces. The mill tonnage has been in creased to 250 tons daily of the rated capacity of 300 tons. ASSOCIATION TO r SELL POTATOES As a result of negotiation between the newly organized Walker River j Potato Growers’ Association and Ed | gar M. Schwartz, representing tHc I Weyl Zuckcrnian Co., buyers and distributors of potatoes. 24 car,s of po tatoes will be shipped from this valley to the above named company immedi ately after January 8, when a nw and more advantageous freight rate takes effect. The potatoes are to be marketed by the distributors to the bqst possible ad vantage and are to be advertised by them as Nevada potatoes in markets where the local spud has hitherto been unknown. The growers are to receive returns from the shipment a,s soon as possible when sold, the dis tributor taking as his compensation 10 per cent of the delivered price. A meeting of the association has been called for Thursday evening, when the committee on by-laws, con sisting of Vic. Bernard, M. Maionchi, John McGowan, Tom Ross, Win. Scatini and Clias Perry will report. The growers who will make the- first shipment under thi,s arrangement arc: J. G. McGowan. Thomas Ross, John Gardiner, C. C. Perry, Becker & Lancaster, 2 cars each. Wm. Gardiner. Y. Ourouzc, B. Carlo, A. Bcnassi & Claved, John Chcchini, jGaston Bros.. Joe Faber, Jake Sikora, John Poli(sh. B. Perasso, L. Tognoli, John Shehady, 1 car each. BROKEN HILLS IS A6AIN AGTIVE J. M. Tidrow, representing the bell Mountain Mine, located above Bells canyon, and between the old camp of F air view and the new camp of Broken Hills, inotered out to the mine this week, returning Tuesday evening While in Fallon he was in consultation with W. W. Stockton, who has been developing the Bell Hill prppcrity for a number oft years. Mr.Tidrow started out a short time ago on a campaign to raise $25,000 to develop the Bell Mt. property and states that in a whirl down through California succeeded in rais ing $9,000, and feels very sanguine of success in financing- this excellent property. Mr. Tidrow expects to leave in a day or two for Los Angeles | hv auto taking the southern route. Those fam|l|ar with the. V’>‘J| Mountain Mine seem very sanguine that it will develop into a big pro ducer. A report made on this prop erty last September by E. J Schra der. E. M., indicates that develop ment should be continued to deter mine ore values at greater depth. According to this report, a tun ml has been driven on llomestake Claim No. 6 for a distance of 600 feet, with a maximum depth of 110 feet, the cross-cuts showing the vein to be about 40 feet in width, showing large quantities of ore averaging about $4 a ton. The object of the deeper work says the report, is to find ore shoots of higher value at depth. A great deal of development work has been done on the Bell Mountain Mins in tunnel**' out), winzes find cross-cuts on the ledge, in all ap proximately 1000 feet of development has been done, and mining men fa miliar with that heavily mineralized district have strong hopes of this property developing into a good pro ducer as soon as sufficient (capital can be raised to prosecute the pro gram that the owners have in view. The Bell Mountain Mine is located about six miles south of Fairviaw and about 13 miles northfest of Broken Hills. , M. C. Costello and Robert Clay, of Reno, came in last Sunday to spend Christmas with friends in Ycrington. Pierce Simmons, resident of Smith Valley, was among the Monday visi tors in our city. Mr. and Mrs. T,. L. Wedertz were among the Smith Valleyites who were visiting in Ycrington on Christmas Day, , Mr. ad Mrs. James Butler are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on Friday, December 22nd. A. W. Plummer, of Topaz. Cali fornia, was in town on business on Thursday. YERINGTON GIRLS HR IT MRU The Yerington Higli School basket ball teams played the Virginia teams at Virginia City last Friday, the girls winning from their opponents by a score of 25 to 3. and the boys losing a hotly contcjsted game, 23 to 17. Both the Yerington teams were handi capped by the loss of a number of the regular players, but the substitutes Jdayed such excellent basketball that the absence of the regulars was not really a factor in the results. , The girls' game was an interesting one in spite of the one-sided score. The boys' game wa,s one of the fastest and best seen on the Virginia court for a long time and was won by an ex cellent defensive system of play by V. H. S., coupled with clever offen sive and accurate basket ishooting in the pinches. The two teams battled on even terms for the first half, the score aft the end of that period being 11 all. In the second half, Virginia drew away, scoring 12 points to 6 for Yerjpgton. Hurley was the high scorer for the cveing with 15 points (Several of his baskets being sensa tional tosses from the center of the floor. Leavitt excelled for Yerington on the scoring end w ith 8 points, Jep person being credited with 7, and Whitacrc 2. The game, while being hard fought, was a clean one through out. Ellis Randall of the University officiated a,s referee. WALKER UKE MINE ILL SHIP ORE The Micks Gold Mining company, operating on Cottonwood creek in Mineral county and about 14 miles j north of Hawthorne and two miles west of Walker lake, reports that the tunnel is now in 500 feet. It in es | timated that it will only have to go a few more feet to reach the ore body for which the tunnel is being driven. On the way in. 275 feet from tin s portal, the tunnel out through a vein ! that gave assays varying from $r>2.f>0 to $225.20 a ton. This vein is reported ; as about 12 inches wide and gives in dication of widening as it is ex | plorcd. Preparations are now being made to sack some of the ore ;rom this I vein and drift on it to considerable | distance. Meantime the tunnel will vein, which has shown some very high as says at the surface. W hen this vein is reached drifting on it will begin. It is presumed that the two veiu> somewhere along the line come to | get her and the work on both veins i will be continued until the point of I contact is reached. At this point it ! is expected that some very rich ore will be encountered. The two veins can be traced for a distance of 5,<100 feet on the surface. A few years ago an incline shaft was put down to a depth of 70 feet on one side of the veins. A shipment of 12 tons was made from this shaft that gave returns of over $100 a ton. In this shaft there is now exposed two feet of ore that shows average returns of $50 gold a ion atm nut ounces ■■■ silver. Considering the cost of hoist ing by an incline and the expense of packing the ore by burros or by mules to the wagon road and then re loading and again handling on the cars placed too heavy a burden of overhead costs on this method of shipment. In view of this the cross cut tunnel from the other side of the hill was the logical solution of the problem. When the ore can be taken out through the tunnel it only re quires a mile and a half haul to the lake. The Property is well located as re lates to wood and water, as there is an abundant supply of both right m the property. The new highway is but a short distance from the mine.The mine can be worked to a depth of 2,500 feet by tunneling. The officers of the Mides Cold i Mining Company are Ludwig Reissi. | president : Aaron Peterson, vice-presi dent and general manager: John | Herschier and A. M. Myers, direc ! tors. The company is incorporated under the laws of Calicornia. lt,s both price and quality we boast of in Martha Washington Candie,s. Tor sale at L. & L. PROSPECTORS’ SHORT COURSE (I5v Vera Smith) The annual . prospectors' short ! course, started in 1915 at the Mackey School of Mines at the University of Nevada, will begin January 19. 192.1. and last four weeks. The object of this course is to increase the effi cincv of Nevada prospectors by giv ing them practical instruction which will be helpful to them in their pros pecting. It is not intended to teach men unacquainted with prospecting how to become prospectors. Students wishing to take the cours.1 may obtain board and room at Lin coln hall, the university1 mens’ dormi tory. as long as accommodations are available, at the rate of $28 per month. No charges are made for instruction in the course, but a fee of $5 is charged to cover the cost of supplies used. No text books are required Fifteen practical talks on prospect ing will be given by 'Director F. C. Lincoln. A XMAS FHRlY FOIID WEIGE Ten members of the Mason Valley Radio Class made a trip to tlic Blue stone mine Christmas day, in the Pen rose Buick, and swooped down, unan nounced, on Mr. Welgc’s home. At the time they arrived .Mr. Welge was over the hill at the office- building, so they simply took possession and when Mr. Welge opened the door on his return he was greeted with a wild chorus of yells. "Merry Christmas Welge,” the boys using all the am plification at their command and wish ing they could crowd on still more. Vernie Penrose, who had been chosen speaker, then expressed the appreciation of the boys for all that Mr. Welge bad done for them in the past year, in Radio Instruction and all around valuable help, and pre sented tun with some Radio appara tus to be used in conjunction wth the Magnavox loud speaker, so that the musical programs can now be brought in with such volume that- tile old j milestone hills will echo with tile met j ody and the lonely coyotes will be J wondering what's broke loose and I r mining opposition to their own songs. Mr. W elge rose to the occasion and with well chosen words, right from : the heart, expressed his appreciation of the boys' thoughtfulness and told of the real deep down joy it had given him to put'them through the radio courses and made special mention of of the fact that the faithful, earnest home work done by the boys in con nection wth the course was the thing that enabled them to make the good showing and win the diplomas, lie then followed with a Jiclpful talk based on bis own experience in get ting a start for himself. If there is any man in America who understands boys through and through that man is I). Welge. as he has gained bis experience and education by the hardest route and knows what it is to he discouraged and never give up. IJ is sincere talk cannot fail to strike home and be taken to heart by Young America. He wound up by still further offering his services to the boys and girls of Mason Valley in conducting a class in saxophone in struction. if enough will come in to justify the time and effort. This offer was well received with cntnu I stasm and it looks like the class will be organized soon. The boys were then treated to sev eral selections on the saxophone by Mr. Welge before they started for the lower altitude, with shouts of “Good Bye and Good Luck" echo ing up and down the old gulch. As the sturdy Buick rolled down the hill on of the boys remarked “A guy never spends a half hour or so with Welge without coming away gainer.” —Contributed. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Dolan, of S Bridgeport, California. spent last : Thursday and Friday shopping in our | city. Mr. Dolan is sheriff of Mono I county. -- | notice Owing to the increase in whole sale price of lumber of from $3.00 to $5,00 per M which took effect some months ago and which we have not taken into consideration, we arc put ting into effect on the first day of January, the dravage schedule which is found in our ad. in another column. Citizens Lumber Coal & Supply Co. NEAR DEATH III flUTO ACCIDENT j -As a restill of an automobile neci ; (lent on the highway near the southern end of this city the entire Henry Han sen family spent their Christrria,s under tlie care of physicians instead of taking part in the community tree festivities, and Jean Cachnaut, a sheepman spent his holiday in the county jail. Investigations show that the acci dent was due, primarily, to a dog be longing to Jake Sikora. Cachnaut was leaving for his sheep camp on the upper East Walker just at the time when the Hansen family, four of them in a light horse-drawn wagon, were heading for the city. The dog, barking at. the auto, distracted the at tion of the driver to such an extent that he failed to observe the wagon in time to avoid a collision, which re sulted in wrecking both car and wagon, fncidcntallv the dog was run over by the car and killed. It was at first believed that little Teddy Hansen bad either been killed or very seriously in jured, hut examination by Dr. Leavitt disclosed that a severe cut in the fore head wa,s the extent of the injury. Outside of a had shaking up and r few minor bruises the balance of the family were unhurt. Cachnaut was detained by Chief Kelly pending developments and inves tigation, hut was recascd the follow ing morning without a charge having been made against him. The wagon was entirey demolished, and the ear lost both front wheels. Cachnaut was uninjured in the wreck nut received a severe mauling at the hands of Sikora. who, it is said, was angered by the los,s of his dog. KNIGHTHOOD HEBE DEC. 7TH MD DID Cosmopolitan has delivered. After all that was promised for "When Knighthood was in bower" the re alization surpasses it ac.'ordnjt to every critic, newspaper and big city audience.-. In all that was said be forehand about this Tremendous spe cial, there might have been a slight note of scepticism. The mere men tion of "a million dollar spcial". tiou of a "million dollar special* any more. \nd this finest r>t all screen productions, will he shown at The Granada next week. The stage was set with a "Mis souri" background for "Knight hood's' opening and the opening has taken the whole country by storm. And now the whole world has unhes itating praise for the courage and ambition of W. K. Hcarst in spend ing American money to outstrip the most lavish effects ever put out by any foreign producer. "KNIGHTHOOD,", made by an American director, with American stars, so far surpasses any production made in any country that it is be yond comparison. Coupled with this is a story adapted from one of the best liked romantic novels, inter preted by an exceptionally fine cast. It is spfc to sny that never has a pic ture been produced with greater beauty or such striking lavishness and perfection of detail, from the largest cathedral or street scenes to the smaller and more intimate ones cos tumes, tapestries, etc., were brought to this country from Europe: 3(!0G people were used in the production at a cost of $1,500,000. Marion Davies as Princess Mary Tudor, Eorrist Stanley as Charles Brandon and Lyn Harding as Henry VIII are superb in their respecitvc parts. The picture is now' in its 15th week in New York and has just finished its 5th week in San Fran cisco. playing to capacity houses at ad vanced prices. An absolute fact—discovered last week—Martha Washington Chocolates is the candy that's sure to please. James Boland, of the Singer Sewing Machine Company in Reno, spent last Thursday and Frida# as a Holland Hotel gue,st. E. C. White. Sacramento horse buyer, was a Friday arrival in Yering ton. spending a day or two here to | transact business. H. R. Martin, traveling salesman for the Ben Rotholtz cigar company, was in from Reno on Friday and Sat urday.