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^^1 ■ 1 i L Assures a (Topper Producing Camp ^ W V II 1 Second to None in the World. Established in 1868. ely, white pine county, Nevada, Wednesday, November 27, 1907. thirty-ninth year All the Big Companies in the District Have Fin ished Assessment.. AHEAD 0F_LAST YEAR Books of Recorder Indicate More Work Done-Does Not Look As If There Is a Show for Jumpers The stringency in the financial slt mition has had no effect upon the fil ing of certificates of assessment,work in this district, according to County Recorder W. M. McKnight. The statements thus far filed are in excess of those filed last year to this time, and while lint a small pro portion of the claims have been proven up, it must lie remembered that the greater part of these reports are tiled during the last half of De cember. The number of statements tiled during the last two weeks of the year is invariably greater than at any other time and usually greater than in all the rest of the year. The prospect of the passage of a bill by congress to relieve claim own ' ers of Ihe necessity of doing assess ment work this year, lias seemingly laid no material weight with claim owners in this district, wlio have ap parently gone ahead with their work as though such a measure had never been discussed. The majority of till of the big com panies have completed their work, and have filed their statements with the recorder's office, and the number of small owners who have complied with the requirements of the law is well tip to the average. Among those corporations and individuals who have completed their work, repre senting the largest holdings and in terests in the district, are the fol lowing: Nevada Consolidated, Cumberland Ely, Consolidated Copper, Giroux Consolidated, Ely Central, the ma jority of the Tex Rickard holdings, Hingham Ely, Roston Ely, Ely Con solidated, Carbonate Ely, Ely Witch, Ely Revenue, Consolidated Copper, Ely Copper, Ely Montreal, the Sapho company, Ely Rochelle, the Knapp & Shellanbarger holdings, the .1. E. Aiken holdings, the Mttnro & Gara glian holdings, the A. .1. Stevens holdings, the Reach & Kelly holdings, and virtually all properties on Cop per Flat. During all of last year there were tiled with the recorder certificates of work done filling 187 pages of the record. During the present .year to this time the record fills 140 pages with five weeks yet lo go before the end of the year. This shows the comparative work of the two years well to the credit of the present year. 'The outlook is not at all favorable loi the claim jumper. CHECKS AFLOAT Forgeries of Cashier’s Checks Said To Be In Circulation-—The Bankers Say No. SALT LAKE, Nov. 20.—Reports have been frequent that a number of spurious bank cashiers’ checks were passed Monday night at downtown business places. They are said to be identical with the valid checks, but are without the signature of bank of ficials. They have been in small de nominations, according to reports. C. S. Burton, president of the Clearing House association, says it is doubtful if the reports have any foundation. For a week reported forgery or the checks and imitation .••••••• , • (iEGGENHEIM IRKA TO 1IE • • • • PRESENTER TO CONGRESS • • - „ * • SALT LAKE, Nov. 26.—To • • embody in concrete form the • • suggestion of S. R. Guggenheim, • • the smelter magnate, that the • • financial situation could be re- « • lieved by the purchase and coin- • • age of silver. Secretary Isher • • Harris of the Commercial club « • is sending out invitations to ■ • state officials, bankers, mine « • owners and business men to « • meet Mr. Guggenheim at a ban- « • quet, the date of which will be * • fixed later. • • It is proposed to call for the « • purchase by the government of < • $r>0,000,0t)0 in silver bunion • • and the issue of silver certifi- • • cates to the face value of the < • bullion when coined. Western « • senators and congressmen will « • be enlisted in the campaign for « • enlarged use of the white metal, t • < • •••••••••••••••< • • • ItANK EXAMINER • • •• • COMPLETES STATE REPORT • | • - • • CARSON', Nov. 26.—Every • • bank in Nevada is in sound con- • • dition. This in brief is said to • • be the contents of the report of • • Hank Examiner Miller filed here • • today. The document is with • • the secretary of state and will » ! • be presented to The bank com- • j • missioners for action just as • | • soon as the members of that • j • body can assemble and pass on o • it. • | • Miller is not in a position to • j • announce the contents of the re- • ] • port, but it is learned that it • • shows every bank in the state • • to be sound. The affairs of the ® • State Rank & Trust company ® ® and the Nye and Ormsby County • • bank are brought out in detail ® • and show that both institutions • • are in excellent condition and • • able to pay dollar for dollar. ® • The same, it is said, is also true • • of the Churchill County bank. • • • of them have been circulated without any foundation. "The fart is," said Mr. Burton, "it is impossible to have spurious checks in use, because our plates and paper are watched constantly, and every scrap of the paper is accounted for, and because further, no one would want to practice counterfeiting, well knowing that it would be immediate ly detected and that the banks would prosecute the counterfeiter. "In addition to this, Pinkerton de tectives have been, employed to pro tect the public against any spurious checks, and their work has been such that the public need have no fear of bad checks. Hut, really, I do not be lieve there has been a single spurious check in circulation.” The Pinkerton man who has charge of the check surveillance said: "Cashiers’ checks should be watched and the recipient should be sure that the bank officials' signatures are at tached. It might be that spurious checks without signatures would be used in an effort to avoid prosecu tion for forgery, but this would not save the persons from criminal prose cution. We have the situation well in hand and find no occasion for any alarm.” flITEHPTBIG Yeggmen Break Into Sparks Depot —Were After Five Thousand Had There During the Day. SPARKS, Nov. 2 6.—Anticipating a big haul of railroad company gold, burglars entered the office of Agent Fudrin last night and began opera tions on the office safe. Tom Hol land and a watchman happened along meanwhile and the yegg men disap peared. Entrance was effected through a window. Two panes of glass were broken and the latch lifted. One of the operators was injured by the broken glass and bloodstains were left, on the window. No one saw them come or go. They left an iron bar and other tools when they took flight. Agent Fodrin says if they had not been disturbed they would have se cured SO cents. The large amount of money received by him during the day for the transaction of regular business had been taken away. The amount was $.1,600. ARRAIGN PETTI HONE FRIDAY. ..lent of Beginning of llis Trial for Murder Made to Ena ble Counsel to Reach Boise. BOISE, Nov. 26.—The Pettibone case was taken up in the district court this morning and continued un til Friday to await the return of counsel on both sides, who have been attending the Steve Adams- trial at Rathdruni. Unimportant matters will be dis posed of Immediately in order to commence the Pettibolie trial with a clean calendar. ILLEGAL LAND FENCING. Federal Grand Jury Investigation Coining—The Jurors. The matter of illegal fencing of government lands in the grazing por tions of Nevada is to be taken up by the federal grand jury which meets at Carson December 2. Following is the list of grand jurors drawn: Philip Jacobs, Angels Trosi, I,. C. Wedekind, W. H. Noyes, Henry Lev ers, Alex Dromiack, II. J. Newmar ket'. W. E. DeHart, R. W. Julien, Carlton E. Rhodes, II. I!. Tompkins, Hosea E. Reid, Guy E. Ashbury, Ar chie D. Tuley, .1. A. Steele, C. A. Laughlin, .1. T. Stevens and W. II. j Herllnger, all of Washoe county; M. D. Noteware, James A. Raycraft, W. M. David, J. E. Richardson, Andrew Maute and Fred Kitzmeyer, all of Ormsby county; Percy W. Lazier, H. j F. Wooley, .1. R. Gavin, Peter F. ; Shay and M. J. Callahan, all of Storey | county; Warren Mott, H. F. Dang lierg and E. G. Carr, all of Doug las county, and William A. Donnelly of Lyon county. MOVE TO ELY CITY. Mr. Smith and family are moving into a residence on H street, Ely City, from their former home in Mur ry street, Ely. Three other families will move to Ely City during the week from Ely. With their coming j all but one or two houses in Ely City will bo occupied. Those which will be vacant have not yet been complet ed by the contractors. LICENSE IS: Ely People Seek Ways Around Heavy City Taxation Confronted. COUNCIL MS FIRM To Ordinances It Has Made to Sup port Town Government—Work of Meeting Held Last Night. “Paid under protest,” was the en dorsement on a check received by the city council last night from Dial & Allison, in payment of their liquor license to the city. The check was accepted and it was ordered that the license lie issued, subject to payment on the cheek by the hank. This was the first, intimation to the council, officially, of the light that is to lie made by the liquor dealers against what they term the prohibi tive and oppressive license ordinances of the city. Tile fact Hint the saloon keepers are organizing for this pur pose was published in I lie News yes terday. A number of other applications for licenses were received. Among them was one from a general department store, who returned their merchan dise license with a cheek for. $50, asking that this license be cancelled and that they lie granted a wholesale liquor license, on Iho hypothesis that they may conduct a general merchan dising business under a wholesale liquor license, which is the most cost ly that may lie had, without taking out other licenses. Councilman Con don contended that tile city attorney should investigate this matter and see if one or two licenses must lie paid in order to conduct both liquor and merchandise businesses under the same management. Aultman street was reported grav eled and graded to the extent of the appropriation recently made. The committee having this work in charge was instructed to let a con tract for the continuation of the im provement of Seventh street. It was also ordered that the same commit tee let a contract for the grading and graveling of Murry street from Ault - man io the Nevada Northern track at. Garden street, and to have the work done at once. The same committee will look after the improvement of the bridge cross ing Murry creek, on Lyons avenue. The bridge levei is at least 1 foot below the street level and there is danger of accident from this cause. The bridge will he raised, and a rail ing will lie placed thereon, for the protection of teams and pedestrians. City Marshal Hudgins reported that the Ely Water company had re paired all damage done to sidewalks in Murry street at the time the water mains were laid in that, thoroughfare. Tho electric light company was in structed to replace dead lights with new ones wherever needed on the streets, in compliance with the terms of its contract with the city. Grand Jury Expected to Make Sen sational Findings—Coal Mine Murder Case Involved. DENVER, Nov. 2(>.—Judge Robert L. Lewis, In the United States dis trict court today, announced that trials of the Colorado land fraud cases would begin on December tfi, and ordered all defendants who have not already pleaded to the indict ments to appear in court next Mon day. December 11 has been set as the date for the convening of another grand jury whose work is expected to be more far-reaching than that of the jury which indicted 72 men Iasi sum mer for alleged land frauds. The killing of Joseph A. Walker, federal secret service agent, at the Hesperus mine near Durango recently when lie was conducting an Inquiry in the line of his duty, will probably lx* in vestigated by the grand jury. Chief John E. Wilkie of the secret service was in conference here today with District Attorney Earl M. Cranston and Lucian C. Wheeler, head of the agents employed in the investigation of land frauds In reference to the j Walker case. HOLLOWAY CHARGES. ' Another Preferred Against Alleged Had Man. !' VL C'r*Drewr*dp|TutTliln?riff at Silver j Peak, is in Tonopah with another charge against Sid Hololway, who I was arrested by Officer Carberry on ' the charge of arson, for attempting to burn the town of Silver Peak. Drew further charges Hololway with steal ing a mule, saddle and bridle at Sil ver Peak. Drew wilt take Holloway to Silver Peak, where hearing will be held. Secretary Taft: "We serve this beverage in small doses so that you may not become intoxicated.” —Morris in Spokesman-Review. 1#- MEANING MUCH TO ELY CITY IJ>KA OK TIIK KXTKXT OK Hl’SIXKSS THK XKVARA XOKTIIKRX WITH ITS MAIN l-IXK AND TIIK ORF, l-IXK WHICH IT WILL OKKIiATK KXKKCTS TO HO IX THK KI.Y CITY YAIIHS, AXH ALSO I OKA OF THK INADKQl’ACY OK .iXY SITK OI.H KI.Y MIGHT OKKKIt KOIt THK HANDLING OF TIIK KHKIGHT YARD III SIX KSS OK Til K. RAILROAD, CAN III'. GATIIKRKO FROM TIIK FACT THAT Till: ROAD HAS KXTKRKO IKON KXTKXSIOX IX THK LAST KKW DAYS OK ITS KI.Y CITY YARD TRACK AGIO TO THK KXD OK ACQl'IRING A TOTAL OK SOMKTIIIXG MORK THAN SIX MILKS Ol< SIDINGS, KTC. THIS KXTKXSIVK YARD ROOM, Al.l, OK WHICH AX'D KHORARl.Y MORK WILL RK XKK.DKD IX HAND LING THK lli.YYY OHIO LINK TRAFFIC AND THK TRAFFIC OF THK MAIN LINK AS IT IS FIGKRKD TO STAND AFTKIt THK FIRST OK THK YKAR, WILL ALSO GIVK IDKA OK THK IXCRKASKD lYII'ORT ANCK KI.Y CITY WII-I, SOON ASS I'M K AS A CKX'TKR OK I.ARGK RAILROAD ACTIVITY", YVIIH’II AI.OXK ASSI RKS KOI! THAT KART OK THK CITY ADVAXCKD HKAI. KSTATK VAI.I’KS AND HIGH KROSKKRITY. SIX MfLESOF YARD TRACK WILL SOON BE IN USE Ely City Yards Being Extended to Meet Ore Line and Other Needs—Greatly Increased Activity First of Year Means Much More Ely City Building Yesterday morning n large track gang was put at work In the Ely City yards of the Nevada Northern by Chief Engineer Judell to carry out new construction work which will en able the railroad to six miles of yard trackage at this point for the con duct of the business of the main line and the ore line of the road. The ore line makes the larger portion of the demand which occasions the new work. This demand will come much into evidence about the first of the year, when construction will have been completed of the ore line and' when the first unit of the big concen trator of the Cumberland Ely and Nevada Consolidated at McGill will be ready to commence running on the ores of the properties it will serve. Therefore the work which has been commenced will crowd straight ahead lo completion in the yard, the same policy being followed in this regard that lias prevailed with all I lie ore line and railroad work of rerent months under ilie direction of Engi neer Judell, wlio has not decreased his operating forces except, as work was finished and crows aecordingly displaced. The construction of new irackago in 1 lie railroad yard at Ely City will mean addition of something over I wo miles of new sidings and other ! switching tracks to 1 lie present four I miles of trackage operated by the company in these yards. The busi ness of the road has at times crowd ed Ibis extensive trackage, unusual in amount for a mining camp and with the coming on of the ore train ser vice greater room will be an immedi ate necessity. With the six miles of trackage that is planned it is be lieved the business of the road can lie taken care of in a manner that will allow expeditious handling with accompaniment of the greatest possi ble measure of safety for those en gaged in (he work of the yards. In this latter there will be engaged a large number of crews. These will all operate from Ely City and will have their headquarters there. As the ore train crews become settled and established they will bring many new families lo Ely City to make their homes and the matter of pro viding sufficient accommodations for these is one that will unquestionably occasion a great deal of new building of houses at Ely City ia Hie spring and undoubtedly a large increase in real estate activity. Beside work that lias been com menced to the end of enlarging the yard facilities at Ely City there is much other work in progress about railroad property there. The new 1 concrete Idock engine house is ern I ploying a number of men on construc j lion. This engine house will be i ready for use within short time. Il ' has six stalls and is a model structure of its kind. In connection is a ma chine shop which is nearing comple tion. it lias floor Space of 50 by !M> feet and is to have equipment which will enable it to handle all the work oi the road, from the lightest to the heaviest. A number of skilled mechanics will find employment here and as the ore train service expands the number of those men who will necessarily be retained will grow to large proportions. The boiler room connected with the machine shop and the engine house has floor space of 30 by r>0 and will lie equal with the batteries which it will have to meet all calls. Other work in progress in the yard includes tile installation of track scales, the erection of three new stand pipes, received yesterday, and the placing of (i and 1 inch water mains throughout (lie yard. These will lie taliped frequently to supply faucets and the stand pipes and will give tlie yard a supply of water sufll cient to insure good service for all working needs likely to arise as well as supplying a splendid fire protec tion system. TII.W!\Still l\<; Mt'KIC. Special Program at Good Times llall Will III- Attractive. Special services will be held by the Episcopal church at Good Times hall tomorrow. Thanksgiving, morning at 10 o'clock. For these services musi cal numbers will lie rendered by a double quartet. Selections will in clude "Praise to God Immortal, Praise,” from tne "Messiah,” Uar hnuld-Koeher; "The King of Love My Shepherd Is," Baker-llykes; and "America.” The offertory solo will he "Har vest Hymn," All'ord-Hanscom. A spe cial Thanksgiving sermon will lie preached by Rev. Ci. C. Hunting. A cordial invitation has been Extended by the church,. which will welcome general attendance ol' llie public. There will he no special services at Sacred Heart Catholic church. ASKS TO HR (il'AltDIAN. Divorced Wife ol' Kate II. W. I taker Wants Estate for Her Children. Eliza .1. lliordan Hied a petition in the district court yesterday in the matter of the estate of Howard \V. Maker, who died intestate some time ago, asking for an apportionment of the estate. Mrs. Riordan was the wife of Maker and afterward married her present husband. The cnildren by tlio tirst marriage wore Susie K. linker, Charles I). Make.- and Esther Mil Maker. The petitioner states that site has been appointed guardian of the children, anil asks Hint one third of the estate, the value of which is unknown to the pel it loner, he sot aside for the use and In netlt of these heirs. I.AIUJK TAX I’AY.M ENTS. The business at the office of the county treasurer took a spurt yes terday and all daily records of re ceipts for the year, to t it is time were broken. A number of heavy taxpay ers settled with the county. I Inis in creasing the receipts materially. SPECIAL SESSION CALLS EOR GRATUITOUS WORK State Senator W. C. Gallagher and i Assemblyman A. J. Fesler stated last ' night to the News, that In the event j a special session of the legislature j were called for the purpose of con-1 sideling a bill to remit the delin quency clause in the tax regulations, they would‘be willing to serve the state during such session, without compensation, except for necessary traveling expenses incurred. These views have been made known to Gov ernor Sparks by the News and are likely to find echo in the balance of the state. The News, was unable to find Senator Comins but does not doubt his attitude will tie that of ills associates. "I do not believe that the present situation wouid justify the calling of all extraordinary session of the legis lature,” said Senator Gallagher. "The body could not meet for tit) days, as that notice is required by law, and by that time the greater part of the taxes will have been paid, I believe.” “There are several matters that should come up if a special session is called,” said Assemblyman Fesler. • •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••at**** • • • THK QUESTION OK EXPENSE OE AN I.XTKA SESSION • • OK THK LKOISI.ATUHK, KOK THK PKBI-'OHMANT E OK IIU- • • TIES WHICH, UXOKB THK CIBCU.MSTANCKS, NKE WITHIN • • THE HCOI'E OK THK TKItM PATBIOTIC, IIAVINO ISEEN IMIS- • • El». THK NEWS YKSTKItOAN STABTEH A MOVEMENT TO AS- • • CEKTAIN THE ATTITI HE OI MKMHKKS OK THE I.EOISI.A- • • TUBE, WHICH IK MET WITH (JENKBALLY IN THE STATE BY • • THE KIND OK ISESPONSE BECEIYEII HEBE WOl 1.0 CHEAT- • • LY SIMPLIFY MATTEBS ANTI CIN E NEVADA NEW CLAIMS TO • • HltOAHXKSS. • • • • •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••a* “Among these would he the tux mat ter. If the remission of the delin quency would affect the public1 schools, and I understand that it would. I would certainly not he in favor of the passage of such it meas ure. The question of the judiciary at Goldfield should also he consid ered. The district court there is months behind in its rases witli no prospect of having the docket cleaned tip for a long time to come. The judge Is about to leave there now for it several months' term in another part of the district, and there can he no relief until a new district is cre ated and a new judge named to care for that business. Ttys is an im portant matter and should lie given attention if a special session is called." In the last few days those in some quarters of the state who do not fa vor an extra session of the legisla ture have advanced proposal that the extension of me time of tax delin quency lie left over to the next reg ular session of the legislature, the (Continued on page four.l Bunco Artists Touch Him For Kis Roll of $75 in Salt Lake City. WIRED BACK FOB HELP Police Get Men Who Are Believed to Have Worked the Trick—Put Up Big Fight. A friend in this city on Moiuluy received ;i telegram from .Inc Popp, until recently connected with smelter construction work, in which Popp ro il nested that money he sent to him immediately at Hull Lake City. Not understanding I lie occasion for Popp’s hurried needs Ills friend wired brick for further explanation. Popp wired hack Hint he hud been buncoed and funds lo enable him to tide along lo ids destination in Mon tana were sent him. The story of his misfortune is now out and is not un interesting. II is contained in the following account of I he arrest of a couple of bunco men on Monday night in Salt Lake. After desperately trying to escape one by running down the side1 of the train and the other by dashing llirougli l lie couches, two well dress ed, good looking men, giving I lie names of Frank McClain and Frank Daly, wore arrested by Policeman Seigfas as Denver & ilio (irande train No. I pulled into the union station about 7:.'lo o'clock Sunday evening. Daly knocked two or three bystand ers down and rail into the arms of a switchman, who made him prisoner. McClain seal passengers on the train sprawling before lie was overpowered by members of I lie train crew. They are wanted for working the bogus check game. McClain atvl Daly are said to have cultivated the acquaint ance of a man named Curran during the trip from Ogden lo this city and to have attempted to induce him to cash a bogus check. The conduclor ‘‘got wise” to their scheme and had Policeman Scigftts walling upon their arrival here. They also are believed lo have fleeced Joe Popp, a youlli from Mc nili, Nev., on Ids way to Chicago, out of $77 on a freight Dill game a day or so ago. Meeting Popp nt the Ttio (Irande depot lime. Daly invited him lo take a drink. The Invitation was accepted. and as the pair were walk ing past the freight depot. Daly said he would have to attend to some freight he was sending lo Chicago. Dale's pal joined them at that junc ture and told Daly the hill was $77. Daly said he didn't have the money, but brought forth a cluck purport ing to lie for $ti()0. Popp, falling in willi tlielr play with gratifying alac rity. gave Daly $77 to pay the liili. refusing the $li00 check, which was worthless, willi the understanding that he would get Ills motley later. Daly and McClain entered the freight ofliee toget her and slipped mil by tile back door. After Popp had “held the hag" for 20 minutes, he "tum bled," hut too late. He was stripped, having only about $1 remaining. McClain and Daly so closely an swer the descriptions of the men who fleeced Popp that, the police are con fident they are the same. McClain gave Ills age as 27 and said he Is a clerk. Daly gave his occupation as a railroader and his ago as 29. On the former was found $78.80 In money and a large roll of phony bills Daly also liad a Inigo roll of similar currency. Daly is said to have a daughter here. He and McClain at first protested their innocence, claim ing to be Chicago hankers. The po lice say they worked the trains from here lo Ogden Saturday night and bark Sunday night. Curran today will swear to a complaint against Daly and McClain charging them probably will) attempting to obtain money under false pretenses.