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The iailv silver State
Devoted to the Interests of the State of Nevada in General, and of Humboldt County and Winnemucca in Particular. —.. _ _ —————— ——————————— ——————^ VOL. LXVI-NO. 148 WINNEMUCCA, NEVADA FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBEK 22, 1905 PRICE 5 CENTS Sevner and Gorman Must Han^* ♦o#o<$>o^o4*>^chS>o<$>o^o<? o<$>&t o4x>4>o4«>$o+o+o&>4oQo+o+o♦o^o^>o 1>o4>o4o&o+o+o4x>®o+o+<&o<&<ybo+o+ <**>*<X»0+0+0+<V»0<*0*0+0+Q»0+0*0+0^0+0+0«0^0+0«0«0+04>0<»0 >PLUMAS COUNTY TOWN * GOES UP IN S.ViOKE i La Porte, a thriving Plumas county. Cal., mining town with a popu at on of 500 persons, was wiptd off the map oy i a fire which started there at 9:3a o'clock Monday morning. The fire started in a Chinese laundry from a defective f ue, destroying twenty-five buddings and n flicting a loss of $50,000, only part.ai y covered by insurance. Mrs. McCriil and her son, Alfred, came near losing their lives In the fire. Their store was among the property de stroyed. In an attempt to save some of the stock they entered the burning building and were overcome by sm k when rescued near the iron doors on the inside of the build.ng both were un conscious and it was an hour before they recovered, though still very low. A MINER KILLED. A Virginia City dispatch says: Mtk< Murphy, one of the odest and best known miners on the Comstock, was in stantly killed her*- Wednesday morning in the Ophir shaft'. lie was going ori j top in the cage, and when at the 2.L(J0 j foot level was overcome with a faint n j spell and fell from the cage. A garg j of men who went to rescue him found I Murph at the bottom of the shaft w th j his head crushed in and h:s body fear fully broken. He was dead when found. : Mr. Murphy was about 60 years old and had been a resident of Virginia f* r I . I many years. BOY BURNED TO DEATH. Tim Washburn, 12 years of age, was .burned to d*ath whl e as'.et-p in his bed Rltt Derby, Washoe county, Wednesday evening. The house was also destroyed. The boy had retired about ts o'c oca, his mother and other occupants of th house also going to btd. An hour latei one of the members of the househo d awoke in time to save herself and give the alarm. There was no chance to save the boy. BANK GOES OUT OF BUSINESS. The Las Vegas Banking Company has disincorporated on account of lack of sufficient business. The company was capitalized at $2&0,000. ANOTHER NATIVE SON. The home of Charlie Yee In Chinatown Was made happy this morning by the advent of another boy. 'this makes live for Charlie—all boys. BACK FROM COLORADO. James Bird is back from Colorado. H* \ iays he is looking for "a soft place to dle.v GOOD NEWS FOR ELKO. The Independent Is re.ibly informed that It has been definitely se.tied that the Western Pacific will pass through Elko and that the Indications are very favorable for Its being a dlv slon point on the road. These two things are j pretty sure to happen un es* a spirit of antagonism toward the road should adeelop among our poop:®. Judging fr in present sentiment of our people toward the Western Pacillc. that Is a very remote possibility. We are also informed that contracts for the construction of the road across i Nevada may be let th's fall und woik on the tunnels prosecuted during the j ■winter. If the contracts are let this i fall there will be a large number of ncn ; employed during the winter on the ' Oslno, Moleen and Palisade tunnels. 1 This means better times for Eiko. HE KNEW TOO MUCH Hurry Warr. a former Fish Commis sioner in California. testified before j Commissioner Waldo at Reno, that the Floriston Paper Company uses secret yAMues In convey'ng refuse matter and Into the Truckec river. The testl- j PRwtiy created some uneasiness In the j ranks of the paper people. Warr stati d that when the company learned he was , Fish Commissioner they discharged him. Hoard of Pardons Denies Application of Sevner and Gorman and Passes Case of Roberts— Telegram from Sheriff Lamb and Attorney Warren Stirs up Commotion in August Body Last evening, at 7 o'clock, the S'lver State r< ceived the following wire from Warden J. L.. Considine of the State prison: Carson, Sept. 21st. 'I o All -n Bragg, Silver State, Winnetnucca. The Board of Pardons in an executive .s» salon today, after considering the ap plication for a commutation of sentence of Gorman, Roberts and Sevener, the condemned muiderers of Jack Welch, den'ed the application of Gorman and Sevener and continued the application ot Roberts to a later date.. A pe tition signed by Judge Curler, W. A. Fogg. Rev. Van Deventer anti W 1L A. Pike, asking for the com mutation of the sentence of Roberts, was presented to the Board. The appli cation of Llnderman was not mentioned. (Signed) J. L. CONSIDINE.. A Reno exchange says: The Board of Pardons held an all day session, and after rcadng the applica tions of the condemned men and hearing he argument of Attorney Huskey, their counsel, decided that they could not commute the sentences of Gutman and Sevener. who have been twice convicted of the murder of Jack Welch. On ac count of the petit on signed by Judg’ Curler, the Judge before whom the case wus heard, W. H. A. Pike, who prose uted the case, W. A. Fogg, Clerk ot :he Court, und Rev. Van Deventer, the ipplieaiion of "Kid" Roberta was con tinued to a later date. During the session of the Board of .‘anions that body received a message fiom SherifT Lamb of Humbo'dt county ind from ex-District Attorney H. War ren of Humboldt county. This telegram cad us follows: "Roberts was the first man identified by Welch as the man who shot him. There Is noth'ng in the testimony or In he circumstances that entitles him to a commutation of sentence, to the con trary notwithstanding." When this telegram was read Attorney Huskey In very strong words condemned the action of SherifT Lamb and Attorney Warren. He said that the ex-Dlstrlct Atto ne was -trongly piejudl <d agalm 'i the condemned men, and In speak ng ot Sheriff Lamb stated that the Sheriff was a'-so prejudiced. He then turned to Warden Considine and asked if Sheriff Lamb had not asked permission to spring the trap that would send the ondemned men to their death. The Warden rep’ied In the affirmative. Dorsey Noteware of Carson also ap peared before the Board and asked for mercy for the condemned murderers. A special from Carson says: All afternoon the State Board of Par dons. consisting of Governor Sparks. wants them yet he has but to com mand.” Attorney General Sweeney and Judges Fltzgera'd. Norcross and Talbot of the Supreme Court has been sitting in spe cial session to consider the application of Gorman, Sevener, Roberts and L n derman for the commutation of their sentences. Attorney Huskey of Reno appears for Gorman, Sevener and Roberts, while Linderman is not represented. He will date his own case. The attorney especially urged c'era ncy for Fred Roberts, the youngest of the four, saying that he was but 17 years old when the crime was commit ted and that the strongest evidence sub mitted by the State did not show that he was with the other men when the crime was committed. In support of the plea made for Rob erts the attorney presented a letter signed by Judge B. F. Curler and Dis trict Attorney Pike, In which they rec ommended that his sentence be com muted to life imprisonment, for the fol owlng reasons. That he was but a boy, being between IB and 17 years old at the time the crime was committed; that he is a young man of no school training, being unable to read or write; that he was weak-mind ed and that he had no part in planning the crime, but was used as a tool by ihe other men. In concluding his address Attorney Huskey stated that he was not receiv ing a cent for appearing before the Board. He said that he appeared at the trial as one of their attorneys and he was so firm In the belief that they should not hang that he was present today in the “interest of humanity” and not for a fee. If Attorney Huskey made the state ment the Carson special says he made, to wit: “That ,the strongest evidence submitted by the State did not show that he (Roberts) wa3 with the other men when the crime was committed,’ he must be “working” very haid to save Rot^-rts from his merited punishment or must take the Supreme Court at a dis count or d*se he takes the Board of Pardons for fools. The Supreme Court in its review of the testimony lays great stress on the part that Roberts took in the murder. Jack Welch, the murdered man, positively identified Roberts as the man who shot him. Roberts made the statement that hq. wished he had kicked “the s— of a b-'s head off,’’ meaning Welch. Later, when he told District Attorney Warren and Sheriff Lamb that he was working on a ranch near Love .oek at the time the crime was commit ted and Warren and Lamb requested , Roberts to go with them and show the ranch. Roberts replied: “Do you think I am going to cough up my <•••«. to you?" H. Warren was seen this morning and was quite indignant over the fact that W. H. A. Pike had signed the applica tion for the commutation of Roberts' sentence. When asked for an interview Mr. Warren said: “I am out of the case now. My term of District Attorney for Humboldt county has expired and I do not care to inject myself into the case again. II have had my say and the records art now before the Board of Pardons. If the Board desires me to appear before It I will do so and give my opinion, but l am opposed to re-trying the case in the newspapers. I have my opinion and it is mine and no one's else. I think all four of the men should suffer the extreme penalty; but, as I said before, I have no disposition to open the case afresh.’’ SHERIFF LAMB. Sheriff S. G. Lamb was Interviewed about his having volunteered to spring the trap. He said: “Yes, I volunteered to hang the men. Why should I not? So far as my being prejudiced goes. It is idle to talk about or take the time to deny such an accusation. I think those who know me best will say the same thing. I am not prejudiced, and if I could find a quality of manhood In any one of the four I would be among the first to give it consideration. Bui knowing them as 1 do. having run them to cover after their robberies and mur der and been in close touch with them from the day they entered Wlnnemucca on august 10th, 1903, to the present time. I have no sympathy whatever with any one of them. Roberts I regard as one of the worst crim'nals of the bunch; he made us more trouble when a pris oner in the Humboldt county Jail than all the others. He is cruel and has not a heart beat In unision with the better side of life. He is a low, murdering, thieving brute, who would cut a man’s throat for four bits at any time that he thought he could do so' and not oe detected. I th'nk Roberts and his three murdering companions should suffer the extreme penalty of the law. I have no apologies to offer Mr. Huskey or Mr. anybody else for the convictions I en tertain. The four men committed one of the most cowardly, unprovoked and crudest murders known to the criminal calendar, and that they should be made to go the limit is too apparent to any one not steeped in sentiment. Had I had my way they would have been hung long ago and the incident would have been forgotten. Yes, I volunteered my services, and if Warden Considine ! A AA A A A A A A A A A A aAaAa/\aAa a DAY AND NIGHT EQUAL. Day and night are of equal length Just now, but from this on the sun will w'thdraw further south until December 21st marks the shortest day of the year. The usual equlnoxlal storm has not yet developed In this section. Owing to the Increase In trad*, Haas bread reduced to two loavas far Ifa at Diehl's City Bakery. Mft>tf DOWN FROM CARLIN. T. Carter Is down from Carlin after his wife. Mr. Carter la now employed us cleik to the roadmaster stationed at Carlin and his wife will accompany h.m back. Silver State ads psy. MAY ENTIRELY RECOVER. The little Mlnnock child, that was so savagely attacked a few days ago by the escaped monkey in Carson that ran amuck, Is better. There Is a chance that she will entirely recover, but th.s will only be possible after a secondary ope ration. NOTICE TO WATER CONSUMERS. Commsnotng July Mth and until fur thsr notion, water will be shut off from all mains from 10 p. m. until I a. m., «ii J from Second, Third situ Fruits strsets fro mlf boob until Ism. W. L. AKIN. 7-04-tf Supt. W. W * L Oo. MRS. bEKK, Mrs. Oeorge Berk’s condition does not improve. STILL FURTHER REDUCED. The Southern Pacific Co. has made a new rate to the Portland fair, effective on September 26th. A 10-day ticket from Wlnnemucca to Portland and return will be sold for $110.80; a 21 days* ticket for $34.80. 9-22-tf Special sal* *f Bax statioamy at Dlehl’e la Up-to-Date building. Smoke damage*. *t lie. 8-ll-tf STOCK SHIPMENTS. Four cars of cattle were shipped to day from this station to the Western Meat Co. They were from the Evans rench at Willow Point. Silver State ads pay. PERSONAL MENTION OF YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS R. A. Symonds Is registered at me Lafayette from Hazen. G. C. Howk is at the Lafayette from Humboldt. Carl Schmidt leaves this evening for San Francisco, where he will attend school. W. H. Holt, sheep inspector for this county. Is down from Paradise. C. W. Marham Is at the Winnemucca from Rebel Creek. J. W. Curtner, sheep manager for the Milpitus Land and Live Stock Co., is down from Willow Point. THE STATE WELL. The State well being bored on the Cap itol grounds at Carson is now down 390 feet and the pipe refuses to budge another inch. A final drive has been taken and no impression was made. An othei string of small pipe has a’ready been ordered and will be sent down the string already in the ground. It Is oe lieved another 300 feet can be made in this manner before another reduction in size. The formation is now in heavy gravel and clay with considerable water. The water is nearly to the surface at ihe present time, which would give an ex cellent pumping well. LATE TRAINS. There were five passenger trains pass ed through Winnemucca after 7 o'clock this morning. No. 6 of last evening did not arrive from the west until 9:15 this morning. The delay in traffic was caused by a fire in the snow sheds be tween Truckee and Blue Canyon. No. 6 this evening is reported 30 min utes late and No. 3 will not arrive be fore 8:30 this evening. O. LONKEY DEAD. Oliver Lonkey, founder of Verdi and one of the best known lumber men of Western Nevada, died at his homo in Verdi Wednesday evening. He had been in poor health for several years and h’s death was not unexpected. He was 74 years old and his wife survives him COW AND CHICKENS FOR SALE. A fine Durham cow giving four gallons rich milk per day and a flock of thor oughbred White Wyandotte chickens lor sale. Inquire at the Silver State office. 9-ki-lw SHIPPING CATTLE. Frank Maxey shipped today four cars of cattle from the Evans Willow Point ranch to the Western Meat Co. of San Francisco. WINNEMUCCA AND HER FUTURE. Winnemucca has a bright future if her people make the best of the.r posit.on. ! Winnemucca is or should be the supp.y point for a large and exceedingly rich section lying to the north. South is a large section that is as yet undeveloped. It would seem but the part of ordinary business sagacity that the business men of Winnemucca pull themselves together and see what can be done to better their condition and the condition of the town. ' What Is everybody's business is nobody's business;” look and ye shall find. Get a move on and take steps first to get something from the Western Pacific, after some concessions are made by that company look a little far ther and see what you can see. There is no reason why Winnemucca should go trailing behind the whole procession. WILL OPEN AN OFFICE. The Elko Free Press has been reliably Informed that the Western Pacific will open an office in Elko in the hear tu ture. This would seemingly indicate that work in that section will start at an early date.