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m - r -n- .. .. . ____________ VOL. LXVI-NO. 146 WINNEMUCCA, NEVADA WEDNESDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 20. 1905 PRICE 5 CENTS Passenger Train is Telescoped 11 IUST HANG WITH FELLOWS Supreme Court Denies Appeal of Fourth Member of the Murderous Gang. Al. Underman. a las Frank Williams, will hang with the other murderers of Jack Welch. Under the decision hand ed down by the Supreme Court yester day afternoon the four men who took the life of the unfortunate Welch In a most cowardly and £rutal manner, will probably go to the scaffo d together and there pay the penalty for their vile crime. The utmost that lawyers cou’d do was done to save Underman. It was he who confessed twice, and after wards repudiated both confessions. The court was urged to be merciful becaus he had turned State's evidence, and the (the plea of Insanity was resorted to be cause of Underman's habit of makit g i confessions one day and re pud at ng them the next. But the Supreme Court believed that he wi*k guilty ns the oth ers were guilty, and Its decision*yester day affirmed the opinion of the low- r court. Underman's appeal for commutation sentence will probably come up be fore the Board of Pardons tomorrow Although a legal question has been raised as to the right of the Board to act on the case until Underman has been re-sentenced by the court from which he was originally sentenced. It Is not thought that this will dl.squal fy the Board from acting on the case, and that Underman will probab y hang at the same time that Gorman, Sevene and Roberts hang. NOTICE TO WATER CONSUMERS Commencing July 24th and until fur ther notice, water will be shut off from ali mains from 10 p. m. until 6 it. m at 1 from Second, Third *ac Fruit* •treats fro ml* noon unH I p in. W. L. AKIN, 7-24-tf Bupt. W. W A l. Co. HAS UNDERTAKEN B!Q JOB State Engineer Henry E. Thurtell will try to settle the complex troubles that exist In the valley of the Walker River over water rights. For two years the Government engineers and many ranch ers have been trying to arrange a set tlement, but the suits of the Rickey Land and Cattle Company and the old Miller & Lux Company always came up to create what seemed to be a hopele.s 1 tangle. Several compromises that seem ' ed to be successful fe l through at the j last moment. Since his accession to me 1 ^|1ce of State Engineer, Mr. Anurtcdl j has been making a study of the situa tion, and in about two weeks he will meet with the persons involved In the j tro.ble and try to arrange with them the basis for a general compromise. Owing to the Increase in trade, Hess bread reduced to two loaves for 16e at Dlehl'a City Bakery. t-SMf HE IS ALL RIGHT. T. D. Bradshaw, who came down from Paradise this afternoon, reports that E. J. Lye, who had suffered a stroke of nervous prostration. Is g> ttlng a l right again. _jA LATE TRAIN. " P^Phe second section, the mail section, of No. 1 of last n'ght, arrived in VVin nemucca about 1 o'c.ock today. Third Section of No. Three Runs Into Rear of Sec ond Section—Many Passengers Injured and two Dead—Wreck East of Beowawe. Last evening as three sections of No. > 3 were coming west the first section went into the ditch at Harney siding, ten mill s east of Beowawe. The first section flagged the second second sec tion, but there was some hitch In the second section sending out a ttag, and when the third section came on it i«!e .-icoped Into the second section and smashed up six or seven cars and one engine. There were between 80 and 50 hurt more or less and three of the In jured died this morning on the train be twe« n Winnemucca and Reno. One woman, who was carrying a babe in her arms had a sdver pierce her side .t. x x x x x x x x x x x x x J. x and she has since died. The child was not hurt at all. Her name could not be learned. Another passenger, a man. has since died, but his name eou'd not bf1 learned. There were many more or less Injured, and when me wrecked train arrived at Winnemucca this morn ing at 7:15 and took breakfast at the Busch many passengers had their heads or arms In bandages. It. S. Henderson, at work on the new buildings now going up in Winnemucca had a wife and child on the wrecked train and left Winnemucca for tne scene Immediately after getting the news. From him the Silver State learns that the wreck was a bad one, not on'y in loss of life and injury, out to prop erty as well. One man, Harry Warner by name, was taken to the County hospital .-ere. ife was working his way shoveling coal t'rom Butte, Mont., to Reno, where he had work, and was caught between the baggage car and the tender. He was bad.y bruised, had a bad gash on b s leg and his spine is Injured. It is not yet known whether he had internal in juries. He is 21 years of age. LATER—Now it is reported that no one has died from the effects of last night's wreck and the number of in jured has dwindled down to eight or ten. + ....... OLIVER LONKEY VERY ILL AT HIS VERDI HOME OLIVER LONKEY. Oliver Lon key, a well known Umber man of western Nevada, is lying at his home in Verdi near the door of death. He 1b 73 years of age and has been In failing health or the past five years. He wus formerly a member of the firm of I»nkey Ac Smith, who did business on he Comstock when Virginia was a city of 20,000 and stocks were quoted all the way from $10 a share to $2,000. Their trade at that time was half a million lo lars a month. MRS. BERKS CONDITION. Mrs. George Berk, although weaker, remains about the same. Inquiring of the attending physician, he states that symptoms pointing to serious complica tions have recently set in, which pre vent him entertaining much hope of ul timate recovery. WILL GO TO ELKO. H. II. Hamlin, the Reno optician, will eave Wlnnomucca in a day or two for Elko and Wells. Mr. Hamlin has been doing a big business in Wlnnemucca for a week or more in fitting people with _I .. _ „ . tl i ____ A « K...I • ness and In every way reliable. The people of Elko and Welle will find him all right, all right, and If they are In need of having their eyes fixed Mr. Ilamlin can make them as good as new. RAILROAD TO ELY BEGUN. A dispatch from Ely says: Active construction work has been commenced on the Nevada Northern Railway, which Is to connect Ely with Toano, giving the immense copper deposits about Copper Flat, Pilot Knob and Eiy art outlet to the rest of the world. Dur ing the last few days fifty teams, 100 men and several carloads of machinery have been received by the Utah Con struction Company at Toano, and these are being distributed along the line of the proposed road. The road will be 147 miles In length and traverses a mineral belt nearly the entire distance. The copper belt which It will open up Is be lieved to be second only to Butte In Im portance. As soon as the line is com pleted several large smelters are to he erect* d at the mines. AGAIN POSTPONED. The examination of Ed. Spencer, charged with grand larceny, has been again postponed to Monday morning at 10 o'clock. His bonds were placed at fi000 and In default he Is still In the Humbo'dt county Jail, where he will most likely stay until his case is * il clally disposed of. • Sliver ads pay. # PERSONAL MENTION OF YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS T. D. Bradshaw came down from Far ad'se Y'alley this morning. Harry YY'arren .eft this evening on No 6 for OolcondL B. F. Hudson and wife, who have been spending the last six months at the east, have returned and Mr. Hudson will assume his old position of day yard foreman for the Southern Pacific Co. at Winnemucca. R. H. Schwartz and wife came down from Paradise this evening en route to I .os Angeles. This is the first time in JO years Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz have taken a vacation, and they propose to make the best of this trrip, Thomas Ingles of Golconda is down to day. He will shortly shake the dust of Nevada from his feet and go to Beli lown, Washington, and go to raising fruit. Mr. Ing'es has been a miner em ployed in the Ade aide mine near Gkd conda for many years and his going to new territory is greatly regretted by a arge number. He says the land he has bought will produce enough siting e blocks to pay for it. AN OLD PROSPECTOR. A San Francisco dispatch says: “Shorty” Harris, the man who discov ered the original mine in the Bullfrog country in southern Nevada, and who is one of the most experienced and in teresting prospectors, as well as one of the most picturesque characters of that region, has arrived in San Francisco on his first visit since 1892, and although he has recently made a “strike” which promises to almost if not quite put him on a financial basis equal to “Scotty,” he has no desire to shine in the expen sive way chosen by that eccentric young mine owiler. His mine Is on the western slope of the Panamlnt range in Inyo county, di rect.y across Death Valley from Bull frog and five years ‘ago “Shorty” saw the rock and marked it in h‘s mind as a spot to return to some day when he was prepared. Last June he was grub staked by William O Brien and William Corcoran of Rhyolite, the principal town of the Bu.lfrog group, and started out across the valley. In a few days he found the place, collected samples of rock and took it in to be assayed. The assay showed it to be of such richness that 150 claims have since been located itt that vicinity. This group Is known as the “Cashier.” “Shorty” is called the *^L>eath Valley Terrapin," because he can find water in that arid region where no one else can. “I've been in and out of Death Valley,” he said, “for thirteen years and I've never suffered for water yet. I know every waterhole and spring • GRAND CHAPTER EASTERN STAR ORGANIZED IN RENO A Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star i was instituted yesterday at Masonic j Temple in Reno, by Mrs. Madeline Conk ling, General Grand Worthy Matron of the United States.. Representatives of the Reno, Sparks. Virginia, Cars oft, : Austin, Tonopah, Lovelock and Winne | mueca Chapters, which will constitute the Grand Chapter, were present. Mrs. Abel of Silver State Chapter No. | 6, Winnemucca, opened the Grand Chap i ter by a fervent and eloquent prayer. The Worthy Matron, Miss Schadler of Reno Chapter was then introduced and delivered an address of welcome to the representatives from the various Chap ters of the State. A. J. Maestratti of Electa Chapter of Austin was then call ed on to respond to Miss Shadler’*s ad dress of welcome. Mr. Maestratti re sponded in a very gracefll and eloquent manner. His address was followed by ! a song by Mrs. F. M. Lee, whose sweet j voice made hours pleasant In Winne mucca. She sang ‘‘Love Divine” sweetly and beautifully and the entire Grand Chapter applauded her to the echo. The constitution and by laws of the Grand Chapter were then adopted and A. J. Maestartti was called to the chair by Mrs. Conkling. ! from one end to the other, but the prin ! cipal thing Is not to get rattled when the water supply begins to get low. Keep your head and you are dead safe. This summer forty people perished of thirst and heat in the valley, but they didn’t keep their heads nor take enough water in the first place. Prospecting is easy now for those who know anything, as it is so easy to get supplies. In old times it was ten miles from the valley to Daggett to get a sack of flour, but now there are towns everywhere. I wl.. give up prospecting if this strike turns out as well as I expect; that is, I think I will. I guess no matter how much i have I’ll have to go back to the valley about once a year or so to take a run 1 through it, Just for exercise. I am go •ng back now to find another mine.” WATERMELON KILLED HER. The mahala of Captain Dave, the chief of police of the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation and a man that stands in the front rank of Nevada In dians, ate too much watermelon at Sac ramento, and is dead. She went to the Sacramento valley to “pick 'em hop” and went into the city to appear in the Piute procession and put in a part of her time “picking” watermelons, and the red meat of the melons tied her in a knot and she has gone. Huge Beast Injures Little Child and Frightens Scores Be fore it Was Killed. A big monkey, large as a St. Bernard, fierce in its sudden freedom, ran amuck on the streets of Carson yesterday, at tacking women and children and show ing no fear of men. As soon as it es caped from the cage where it has been captive for some months it sped along the street, its teeth bared in its rage and everybody whom it saw it attacked For a time panic reigned. Women and children flew within doors and a ioz.n men with guns started out to put ;»r. end to the infuriated beast. The word flew from mouth to mouth that a liU'e child had been attacked and would prob ably die from its wounds. Heie and there along the path that the b ast had taken could be found shreds of c'-oth'ng that had been torn from women and children that had happened to meet the monkey as he sped along his frenzzied path. Finally the report of a gun was heard and as the pursuing posse has‘i li ed along it came to a place in the street where the big, crazed beast lay dead n the midd e of the road. Its destructive path had been stopped at last by a bul let from the rifle of George K;tzmeyer, but not before one little child had b ri crippled for life by its sharp teeth and many women and children almost pros trated by fright. GET YOU A PAIR OF GLAOSEd H. H. Hamlin, the Reno optician, la at the Diehl lodging house and will fit any one to glasses that calls on him be tween this and next week at this time. 9-U-tf SHORT BUT NEWSY. The last of the a'.falfa crop will prob ably be finished this week. 8chool began last Monday with an at tendance of ten pupils. Miss Pearl Snapp is the teacher. Cecil RHey of Kings River was a vis itor at Rebel Creek last week. Harry Harvey stopped nere Friday evening. He was driving a small band of horses to Paradise. Ed. Stauffer passed here Sunday on his way to Winnemucca from his Idaho ranch. The rodeo party is now working back down the valley, having gone' north as far as Oregon canyon. STONE HATCHET. THU AFTERMATH OF PRIZE FIGHT The echoes from the fight at t^o.dfieid Friday night when Attel received an un merciful gruelling at the hands of Tenny are continuing to roll in with startling rapidity. The fact that the mill was one of the severest that has been put up in the fistic arena for years is dem onstrated by a special dispatch from San Francisco. The dispatch says: "Harry Tenny, who was scheduled to fight Frankie Neil in San Francisco the latter part of this month has announced that he will be unable to enter the ring on account of the severe injuries which the winner sustained in the fight with Attel at Goldfield last Friday n gui. Tenny is terribly cut ip as a resu t of the battle with Attel and It is believed that he will not be ab’e to enter the ring Inside of a month at least." THE TRTA1NS. The afternoon trains are reported on time.