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.The? White Pine News".
Pioneer Paper of Eastern Nevada Established in 1868
Gives Up $30,000 Government Job
for $100,000 Position in
New York
President Has Had His Eye on Shont s
Scalp Ever Since the Panama
Commissary Scandal
Last Year
"Special To The News”
Washington, Jan. 25.—Theodore P.
Shonts, president of the Clover Leaf
Railroad, who has had a tempestuous
career as head of the Isthmian Canal
Commission for more than a year, has
decided to separate himself from the
enterprise and a $30,000 salary. It is
announced from the White House that
his resignation will be accepted, to be
come effective March 4. It is unoffic
ially stated that his salary as head of
the New York subway' will be $100,000.
Mr. Shonts is on hi3 way West to de
liver a speech at Kansas City.
Because of the frequent rumors of
his dissatisfaction over certain features
of the construction work of the canal
and the determined opposition of the
Senate to Shonts, the impression is cre
ated that the resignation is not distaste
ful to the President.
This belief is emphasized by the fact
that in correspondence made public
from the White House the President
expresses the extreme reluctance with
which he accepts the resignation and
congratulates Shonts upon his new bus
iness connections.
The opinion is further strengthened
by the knowledge that when Chief En
gineer Wallace sent the President his
resignation to accept the business ma i
agement of the same Belmont-Ryan
syndicate, he was interrogated in the
presence of a stenographer by Secre
tary Taft and Special Counsel Crom
well. This was reported to the Presi
ident by the Secretary in a lengthy
Shonts’ real troubles began shortly
after he assumed office as Chairman of
the Panama Canal Commission, when
he called for bids for conducting the
canal commissaries and permitted
twenty-four hours to elapse between
the reception of the first bids tendered
and the final bid, submitted by Jacob
Markle of Nebraska, which was accept
ed. It turned out that the successful
bid contained verbatim paragraphs
copied from an earlier bid, submitted
by Hudgins & Dumas, of New York,
and the latter firm protested vigorously
to the President—so vigorously, indeed,
that a Congressional inquiry resulted,
at which it developed that Shonts,
Markle, and a son of Senator Millard
of Nebraska (the Chairman of the Sen
ate Committee on the Isthmian Canal)
were in collusion to have this contract
awarded to the Union Pacific lunch
counter man. As a result of the agita
tion the Markle contract was cancelled.
The President seemingly upheld
Shonts during this period, but close
personal friends have known his views
and no surprise is manifested in well
informed quarters at the sequel to the
Death of Mr. Haas
H. A. Haas, who came here from
Houston, Michigan, about two weeks
ago with the intention of starting a
brewery, died late Thursday night of
nephretis at the Melvin home. The re
mains will be sent back to Michigan,
this morning.
Mr. Haas was about 35 years old, and
was the son of a prosperous brewer at
Houston, Mich. His cousin, alsonamed
Haas, came here with him and was to
be his partner in the brewing enter
Soon after his arrival, Mr. Haas ob
tained an option from John Stempcr,
the butcher, upon some land below town
for the brewery site.
Ely Slocks in New York
(Reported by Bank of Ely.)
New York, Jan. 25—Nevada Con 184,
Cumberland Ely 13, Giroux t£, Ely
Central 85, Ely Consolidated 3, Ely
Witch 2. Call money 3 per cent., silver
684, copper metal 248.
Ely Stocks In Salt Lake
(Reported by Ely Investment Co.)
Salt Lake, Jan. 25—Ely Witch $1.85
bid, $1.90 asked; Federal Ely .95 hid,
$1.00 asked. Market quiet.
London, Jan. 2d—Govern a-Swettenham, of (Jamaica, lias tendered his resignation to the Colonial
Office as a result of the widespread dinvt/pprfcal by the people of Great Britain of his course in
requesting Rear Admiral Davis of the United States Navy to leave Kingston.
The American sailors were doing valiant work in relieving distress after the earthquake when
the British Governor, replying to a note from Rear Admiral Davis, took exception to the presence of
the Americans, commented churlishly upon the existing conditions and practically ordered the fleet
to quit the harbor. This action aroused the greatest indiguaLnu, not only in Jamaica but in the
United States and Great Britain and the- British press made . peremptory demand for Swettenham’s
scalp. Meanwhile an official note of ap>logy lias been sent by Lie Foreign Office to the t cited States
and it is hoped the retirement of Swettenliam will close the incident.
Interstate Commerce Commission
Has Finally Located the Nigger
in the Coal Yard
“Special To The News"
Washington, Jan. 25.—In a special
report to Congress the Interstate Com
merce Commission calls attention to
the operation, under separate manage
ment but under practically the same
ownership, of railroads with terminals
at the coal mines. Stringent regula
tions are recommended to bring those
carrying companies under the jurisdic
tion of the Interstate Commerce Com
mission. The Pennsylvania Railroad
Company is chosen to make the test.
To the Editor of The News:
There were some features of the
splendid funeral service over the
remains of the late Thomas Gallagher,
roadmaster of the Nevada Northern,
on Tuesday, that will comfort the
children of deceased if you will permit
me brief space in your newspaper to
describe them.
At half past two o’clock on Tuesday,
after the bell of the Sacred Heart
chapel had tolled for half an hour, the
funeral cortege moved into the chapel
and the body was placed before the
altar. Rev. Father von Ree began
immediately the impressive rites of the
Catholic Church and when he had fin
ished he addressed those present, show
ing it in his impressive manner that
this life is not man’s aim, hut to seek
the knowledge, the love and service of
God. And from all he had learned the
deceased had done this. Therefore we
might confidently hope that he had ac
complished the task set hin by his
creator, and hence that, through sud
denly called to account, he was now
enjoying the reward of his faithfulness.
After the sermon the solemn pro
cession wended its way to the grave
yard, where, near to the entrance gate,
a resting place was prepared for Mr.
Here, Father von Ree, still dressed
in his church robes, blessed the grave
and gave the last solemn absolution to
the deceased.
Services are announced at Sacred
Heart chapel on Sunday as fellows:
i High Mass will be celebrated by
| Father von Roe at 10:30 o’clock in the
| morning: Sunday School will assemble
at 2:30 p. m; benediction and sermon
j follow at 7:30 in the evening.
The morning sermon will he from
! the text, “Many are called, hut few
are chosen,” and in this connection
. Father von Rec will discuss the topic,
“In what does the Christian perfection
demanded of us consist?”
In the evening the topic will be from
I the text, “One Lord, one faith, one
{baptism, one God and Father of all.”
Idlers in Florida Witness Accident
Near Where Young CroRer Was
Killed Last Year
SrEci.M To The News
Ormond Beach, Fla., Jan. 26. -Per
fect weather and beach conditions fav
ored the automobile racers today. Mar
riott’s attempt to lower the mile record
resulted in disaster, his car being
hurled into the air after striking an
obstacle on the road. Marriott was
badly hurt and may die. The mishap
occurred near the spot where Frank
Croker, son of the former leader of
Tammany Hall was killed last year.
D. H. Sanders is at the Hayes Park.
Alan F. MeCornick of Salt Lake is in
G. A. Woodman of Cripple Creek is
in town.
G. A. Hoffman of Sacramento arrived
in camp last night.
P. F. Donovan of Denver came in on
last night’s train.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. White of Ogden
reached Ely last night.
To keep posted on Ely mines, read
The White Pine News.
L. A. Weinberg of Butter Mont., was
one of last night’s arrivals.
Mr. Frank, the assayer, A. B. Nelson
and Mr, Dolan are down from Cherry
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Culbertson will
leave for a short visit to Salt Lake on
Monday. ,
George W. Mix of the Ely Nevada
Company got in from Salt Lake Thurs
day night.
J. B. Simpson, “Big Sim,“ came in
from Salt Lake Thursday. He likes
Ely too well to stay away long.
"Frank Rathbun has completed one of
his houses up Murray street and has
the carpenters at work upon the sec
Ed Austin of the Mocha restaurant
, left Ely Thursday morning to go to a
Utah sanitarium for a short rest and
medical treatment.
Owen Cazicr arrived here yesterday
from Currant Creek wild a lo.J o.'
apples. L took iiim two weeks to light
his way through the snow with his con
sfgnment of fruit.
Walter Cole, the painter who was
frozen to death, in Stepan- Valley while
■ attempting to reach the Smelter, will
be buried si 2 oYl >ck tie • i’lemcon by
the Carpem. rs’ i. nion.
“Mickey" Fit/.morris = p nt Thursday
! hunting rabbits in tiie \ icinitv of Cur
rie’s. He brought back six big fellows
land, of course, left a lot more behind
that he couldn’t stuff in the game bag.
H. F. J. Knobbch of New York,
who spent several weeks in Ely last
summer, recently returned to the
metropolis from his wedding trip to
Bermuda. He is seriously considering
a trip to Ely this spring with his bride.
1 Mrs. Jacob Greenwood returned to
Ely from San Francisco Thursday to
be with Mr. Greenwood, who is quite
ill. She was met at the train by W.
B. Graham, who had telegraphed her
to return, owing to the condition of
Mr. Greenwood.
Chamber of Deputies Makes Easy to
Sever Matrimonial Ties by Slot
Machine Methods.
Special T<» Tin; News
Paris, Jan. 26.—By a narrow margin
and in face of vehement protes ts the
Chamber of Deputies today adopted the
bill providing for automatic divorce,
according to which either party to the
marriage contract may obtain release 1
by publication of suit at stated inter
vals for three years.
The measure was vigorously attacked
on the ground that its tendency was to
destroy the family relation and under
mine the social system in France.
His Digits.
Frank W. Holmes, recently appointed
! secretary to the Nipissing Mines Com
pany, which owns the celebrated silver
mines in Cobalt, Ontario, was for years
a prominent banker in Butte. He has
hosts of friends througout Montana
and Nevada who hope he will visit the
west next summer and give them an
opportunity to agitate his digits.
PAY $48,000 FOR
G. fi. Goodhue Makes Purchases al
Ruby and Pancake Mountains
From D. A. Dees
G. IT. Goodhne, of Quincy, Plumas
county, California, has recently paid
$48,000 for fractional interests in min
ing claims at Ruby Mountain, and Pan
cake Mountain.
He has paid D. A. Dees, of Eureka,
$10,000 for a one-tenth interest in the
Bare mine, Bare mine No. 1, and the
Bare fraction; $20,000 for a two-fifths
interest in the Mastodon group, consist
ing of the Mastodon, the Mastodon No.
2, the Winning Chance, the Half Moon,
the Copperopolis, the' Swallow and the
Swallow fraction; $10,000 for a one
sixth interest in the Morning Glory,
Morning Glory No. 2 and 4, Gray Eagle
No 2 and the Scorpion mining claims in
Ruby Mountain mining district; and
$8,000 for a one-eighth interest in the
Pancake group of mines, Nos. 1, 2, 3
and 4, on the east side of Pancake
mountain, twenty-five miles East of
G. S. Hoag of the Ely Investment
Company got back from Salt Lake
Thursday night.
Mining transcactions filed for record
with the County Recorder during the
past week were as follows:
J. A. Jenkins to E. J. Daughters,
half interest in the Good Luck, St.
Francis, Hub, Little Gem, and Mollie
Gibson mining claims, in Hunter dis
trict; consideration $5. M. R. Daugli
1 teis; sold the remaining half interest
in there di ms to E. J. Daughters
same consideration.
0. E Allison to A. C. Cordiner,
Frank Rathbun and S. M. Mingus; a
three-quarter interest in the Dutch Pete
group of claims Nos. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 and 9;
consideration SI.
H. D. Bourcey and Charles Cobh to
! G. L. Rickard and A. D. Myers; half
interest in the Owl group of claims,
I Nos. 5, 6, 7, 8. 9. 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14,
and half ini- v.-, in the Bob Tail group
of claim.;, . to 12 inclusive in Rob
inson mil ; . ict; consideration
H. D. Bor: v-y. iiarles Cobb, Joseph
Johnson and H Kelly to G. L.
Rickard and A. L). Myers; half in
terest in the Blue* Bell group of claims,
Nos. 1 to 12 inclusive in Robinson min
ing district; consideration $1.
H. D. Bourcey and August Olson to
G. L. Rickard and A. D. Myers; half
interest in the Owl milling claims, Nos.
1, 2j 3 and 4 in Robinson mining dis
trict; consideration $300.
W. D. Clements and Eliza Clements,
his wife, to M. M. Johnson; one-quar
ter interest in the Carbonate, Contact,
Crystal Spring (known also as the
Snow Flake) and Emma mining claims;
one-third interest in the Evening Star
and Grand Prize claims, and one-half
interest in the Glue Boll claim; also the
Carbonate mill site; in Sawmill canyon,
Ellison mining district; consideration
Harry Boureey to Frank Straub, the
Independence group of mining claims,
Nos. 1 to 10 inclusive, in Robinson min
ing district; consideration $1.
John Magnuson to S. Herbert Will
iams, the Chief of the Hills mine in
Robinson mining district; consideration
Real estate transactions filed for
record during the week were as follows:
Ely Townsite Company to A. J.
Stevens, lots 1 and 10 in block 2,
Georgetown five acre survey; consider
ation $1.
A. J. Stevens to the Nevada Northern
Railway Company lot 1 and north half
of lot 1A, block 1, Georgetown five
acre survey; consideration $10.
Nevada. Lund and Live Slock Com
pany t«t Joseph Judd, lot 2A and south
huif of 1A, block 1, Georgetown five
acre survey; consideration $618.75.
Serafia Strandir.au to E. P. Staples,
lots3 and 4, block A, Fay addition;
consideration $230.
George E. Gunn t > B. L. Quayle,
portion of block in Ely; considera
tion $10. ,
W. B. Grahan to S. H. White, lot 17
in block R, Ely; consideration $350.
W. J. Carothors to R. E. Bramlett
and E. B. Snell, let 4, block 3, Ely;
considertio i $12,00).
0. R. McGinty and Dore McGinty,
his wife, to Augusta V. Neil, lot 20,
block 2; consideration $l,luf.
Buys Property on Steptoe Greek
Which-W. B. Graham Purchased
From W. M. Read For $10,000
The Ely Townsite Company has ac
quired the old Argus mill site and
water right on Steptoe Creek.
Some time ago, the property was ,
purchased by W. R. Graham for $10,- \
000 from William M. Read and Mrs. {
Rosa Read, his wife. The property I
includes the north one-half of the south
west one-quarter of Section 11, Town
ship 15 North, Range (il East, a ten
stamp water power quartz mill, two
and a half miles of water ditch, Humes
and pipes, two dwelling houses, two
barns, a blacksmith shop, a carpenter
shop and store room, two mill men's
cabins, a retort building' and an office
The property was later sol 1 to the
Ely Townsite Company by Mr. Graham.
Development Work Wiii Be Pushed
on Properties in New Camp
Beyond Currie Station
Mizpah, Jan. 25- A tunnel will be
started immediately by Banigan &
Brady that will develop the Jumbo
ledge at a depth of 100 feet. An aver
age of all the croppings thus far ex
tracted will ship for $40 per ton gold
and copper.
Chas. McFaddcn has high grade cop
per ore at a depth of twelve feet and |
is bringing in free [gold in cube iron
from his Apex claim. Mr. McFadden
will sink a working shaft on his prop
erties as soon as the title work is com
J. W. Griswold brought in some fine
copper and gold float from some claims
he located Jan. 21st one and one half
miles east of the new camp..
Snyder, Kensinger & Healey found
quartz showing free gold three miles
southeast of Mizpah in the foot hills.
Frazer & Caperton in developing a fifty
foot ledge have cut through twelve feet
of ore showing copper.
A miner discovered copper pyrites
while digging a discovery shaft for Ely
Materials for a saloon, restaurant
and lodging house have arrived and a
stage line will he running to the Spruce
Siding as soon as accommodations can
be had for the public.
The survey for the Mizpah townsite
was completed yesterday by men work
ing under J. L. Herrick of Ely.
Norsemen Are Very Much at Home
in This Weather But George
Giroux is a Bit Shaky About
Using “Skeys.”
Kimberly, .Jan. 24, *07.
Dear Editor:
Everything is line again up la. re in
the way of health. All eases of pneu
monia and typhoid pneumonia we had
are now convalescing and the few
babies who were ill are well today.
Nothing like sunshine ami ago. d'doctor
to straighten up things.
When we can get our mail regularly,
at least every leap year, then w 11 all
be happy.
The sport of the camp is to race on
“skeys” (1 am not sure of my spelling
but Maurice calls them N< rv.vgian
shoes.) “You have no idea,” said Mr
Brown while the doctor was sawing up
his face, “how fast one can com down
hill on those things.” Geo. Giroux
don’t think so, still he di rs not try.
Yours truly,
Dissolution Notice.
'The co-partnership her.-tofu'-. ra t
ing and known: s Uar.-i i 1 it I rii 1, doing
a saloon business at Cherry Cru-.-, Ne
vada, has this 12th clay of January, 1907,
been dissolved by mutual con: . nt, Mr.
Bassi retiring.
All bills due the late lirm will col
lected by G. Pietrini, by whom u'.l l. iils
will be paid.
A. Paso,
G. Pietrini.
Cherry Creek, Nevada, Januar 16th
1907. Jan-16 d

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