WHITE PINE NEWS
Published by the
WHITE PINE NEWS PUBLISHING
A. VALJEAN Editor
Oflces: East Ely and Ely. Nevada.
Entered as second-lass matter
November 24. 1908. at the postofflce
•t East Ely, Nevada, under the act of
•ragreaa of March 3. 1879.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
One year (by earner).
One month (by carrier). 1-00
“It is now up to the people of Ely
to make determined effort to have
railroad connections between this
city and Eureka,’* remarks the Even
ing Defense. It Is very evident that
the new editor of the Defense has
formed as little acquaintance with
the characteristic attitude of Ely to
ward railroads as he has with the lay
of the land between here and Eureka,
which railroad engineers who have
covered it say makes the idea of a
line between here and there prepos
terous. We believe the day of prac
tical aerial navigation will have to
be awaited for that connection. How
ever, Ely has been offered a much
more valuable line from Goldtield,
which would tap by branch a much
more profitable camp at Hamilton
than Eureka Is ever likely to be.
The franchise through Ely for that
railroad is still in the hands of the
council. Why not the Defense advo
cate its being brought up and passed,
and why would it not pass, may we
ask while on the subject of railroads.
Also we will venture that the Ely
Goldfield railroad will be built with
a branch to East Ely and the main
line to Hamilton and thence to Salt
Lake by the old Cherry Creek survey
of the Rio Grande in the event Ely
does not take matters in hand and
get that franchise in*o action.
We find In the Evening Defense
an inkling of what the policy of the
head of the State Hanking Hoard is
to be In the present Eureka bank
scandal and also of why the head
permitted it to be. This inkling
comes in an undoubtedly earnest la
ment that Receiver Wildes of the
State Bank & Trust Co. has drawn
down J 100,000 for his work in the
course of a year and in an attack in
another article upon Attorney Gen
eral Stoddard for his part in the
same afTair. You bet. All state of
flclals outside the Inside family,
which is made up pretty largely of
the governor and his bank board, are
bad, rotten to the core in the esteem
of the head of the bank board's
organ. Likewise they are incom
petent. And so the bank board ought
to take their places, oughtn't it, oust
ing the district court Judges from
power in such matters. Had that oc
curred to you, Mr. Gazette? And had
you figured how nice and handy the
returns from a few concerns in the
plight of the State Hank & Trust Co.
and the Eureka bank would be in the
coming campaign? Huh? A little
thought along that line raises some
tremendous possibilities and might
explain very much that has been go
ing on in the way of attacks on vari
A PLAIN gi KSTION OF DI'TV.
On the theory that they were the
means of restoring to the govern
ment customs dues of which It had
been defrauded, special treasury
agents for years received as a reward
a large part of the money recover
ed. The system was bad. It led to
such abuses, especially in the no
torious case of one individual, that
the practice of dividing with the in
former was abolished.
As a result of the exposure of the
weighing frauds the sugar trust paid
back to the government $2,000,000
and other refining companies almost
as much in the aggregate. Great
credit is due Special Agent Parr for
uncovering the criminal tricks of
the sugar trust and corrupt govern
ment employes in its pay. He was
an efficient official, who was beyond
reach of bribery. But these quali
ties in an employe the government
not only has a right to demand but
presumably makes a condition of his
drawing a salary.
Why should any claim for a large
money reward in the BUgar fraud
rases be seriously entertained at
Washington? A treasury agent or
any other customs official who helps
run down a pack of thieves may mer
it promotion because of his valuable
services. But does the fact that he
proved himself honest and trust
worthy entitle him to a share of the
plunder taken from them? What
else could he do, and do his duty, ,
if not be honest?—N. Y. World.
105,000 MADE HAPPY.
Tremendous as it is, the railroad
business, perhaps more than any
other branch of the industrial world,
depends for its success upon the hap
piness of its employes, and there is
much of physiological interest in this
connection in the increase of pay just
announced for 195,000 employes of
the Pennsylvania system.
No other class of men have so
much to do with the safety of their
fellow men as do railroad employes.
A fraction of a second when the
full attention of the engineer is not
concentrated upon his duty may be
time enough to send hundreds of
lives into eternity and destroy thous
ands of dollars worth of property.
Naturally, men who carry such
loads of responsibility must be care
ful, healthy and ambitious. They
must sleep well anti have good
j health. They must be out of debt.
Fear of any kind must never be al
lowed to cross their mind.
In the announcement of the volun
tary increase in the wages for Its
employes the Pennsylvania officials
say that the increased cost of living
makes it necessary that the em
ployes receive more pay.
Money has much to do with the
happiness of the human race. If one
is spending more than he is earning,
if one does not have proper food,
proper clothing, worry enters and the
mind efficiency is reduced. In a rail
road engineer, this may cloud his
vision, interfere with the quickness
of his mind—it could in a hundred
ways so affect the mind of a valuable
and trusted employe in such a way
as to endanger the lives of hundreds
By the same token fear of dis
charge also lesesns the efficiency of
a man. Railroad men are not much
concerned about the permanency of
their positions. Good men are in de
mand in good times and bad. The
Pennsylvania system as well as all
other well organized and managed
railroads, does every possible thing
to keep their men happy.
Their surroundings are made
comfortable. Good treatment is the
unvarying rule. Railroad men who
dispatch trains, who take telegrams,
who operate locomotives and who
have to do with the operation of
trains must be optimists. A case of
the blue affects the property and not
a little of the property of a railroad
is its organization of healthy and
cheerful employes. The recent in
crease in wages made by the Pennsyl
vania brought happiness to 195,000
men that means an increased work
value to the company that can never
be computed in figures by the com
There were only nine insurgents
after all. The rest were trimmers.
Watch the game.—New York Even
It Is good to see how the entire
country without regard to political
parties has come into full recongni
tlon of the value and virtue of Grover
Cleveland's public service.—Spring
Being an open-minded statesman
and chairman of the committee ap
pointed for the purpose of investiga
ting the high cost of living. Senator
Lodge has declared in advance that
the tariff has nothing to do with the
increased cost.—New York World.
Bronson. “What’s the matter?”
Woodson. “Our cooks has left
and my wife lost the month's house
keeping money at a card party. Be
tween bridge and Bridget life doesn’t
seem to be worth living.”—Boston
They never are alone that are ac
companied with noble thoughts.—
Pughter. “But I don't Intend to
marry yet; I want to study.”
Mother. “Absurd! The men will
only think less of you in the end If
you know much."
Daughter. “Oh, now, mamma!
You always expect other men to be
like papa!'—Boston Transcript.
Fortune, the great comroanderess
of the world.—Chapman.
SMALL RESULTS ATTEND FIRST
DAY’S HEARING IN MYSTERIOUS I
DEATH GASE-GRUGIAL DAY TODAY
Although eleven witnesses were ex
amined yesterday afternoon at the
coroner's inquest at Star Pointer to
inquire into the death of Charles
Farlinger, and John it. Boget, one
of the witnesses, is in custody on sus
picion of being possessed of more
knowledge of the circumstances of
the case than he divolged, the au
thorities were last night no nearer a
solution of the mystery than when
they began their investigation.
The death of Farlinger is proving
most baffling. At conclusion of the
session yesterday, when the inquest
was adjourned to 1:30 p. m. today,
there was still a wide diversity of
opinion as to whether Farlinger met
his death by foul-play or by his own
An autopsy performed on the body
yesterday convinced Drs. E. L. R.
Wallace and R. H. Richardson that
the bullet which ended Farltnger's
life entered the head through the
cavity of the righ ear and passed out
about two inches above and behind
the left ear. There they found the
skull badly shattered, with fragments
of the bone pressing outward. The
hole of egress of the bullet, however,
was clean cut. On account of the
torn condition of the cavity of the-1
right ear. the physicians were unable
to say positively whether or not there
were powder burns on the flesh,
which it was thought would certain
ly give light.
The arrest of Boget, taken in cus
tody by Constable Dave McLean, was
made at the instance of the jury. The
demeanor of Boget, especially his ap
parent reluctance to testify, excited
the suspicions of the jurors and his
arrest was ordered. Boget is a por
ter at a saloon and house of ill-fatne
at Star Pointer, conducted by Kitty
White, who seems to be ‘‘the woman
in the case," testified that Farlinger
was there Sunday night drinking
Kitty White also is proprietress of
Kitty's Dance Hall in lllepetown, and
is said to have been the cause of ri
valry and bad feeling between Far
linger and Jack Sullivan, employed
as a bartender ai a iRepetown re
sort. She was only partly examined
and will conclude her testimony to
day. She testified that she and Far
linger drove to Ely late Sunday night,
intending to leave together in a few
days for Jarbidge. She says Far
linger left her in Ely between 9 and
10 o'clock Monday morning, hired a
team and went to Star Pointer, prom
ising to meet her in Ely by 11. It
was at this tthat adjournment was
Dan Shovlin testified that Farlin
ger arrived about 11. Farlinger ate
and conversed with Shovlin, telling
I of bad feeling with Sullivan over the
White woman. He said Farlinger
had said "he would get Sulilvan or
Sullivan get him.” Farlinger had his
revolver with him and was polishing
it during their talk. Leaving Ely
Con. about 12:30, Farlinger went to
ward Star Pointer.
Walter Perkins testified he was re-'
turning to work at Ruth shaft about
1:10, and saw a man lying in the
road where Farlinger's body was
found. The man was on his back,
with his right arm over his eyes.
Perkins thought him drunk and
sleeping and did not disturb him.
A. L. Wilson testified that going
to Ely Con., where he is a miner,
about 1:20 he saw Farlinger in the
road, on his right side with his left
arm across his body, his right arm
straight out and his vest open. Wil
son approached within fifteen feet,
discovering a pool of blood beside
Farlinger's head. He immediately
returned to Star Pointer, meeting
on the way Sid Reynolds, driving a
Wihson-Bates wagon, to whom he
related his discovery. With other
men in the wagon, he returned, when
Reynolds noticed the revolver rest
ing on Farlinger’s stomach. Among
other witnesses were A. B. Pierce,
William Mclntire, F. M. Shlrer, A. N.
Terry, M. C. N'eilsen and W. L. Neil
sen. aJck Sutlivan will be among
witnesses examined. The Jury is com
posed of R. E. Cummins, O. A. Bix
man, J. H. Davenport, J. O. Lewis,
Arthur Lapsley and W. L. Jackson.
THE TELEPHONE IN
THE NATIONAL FORESTS.
Most prominent among the
j measures which Uncle Sam has taken
to protect his national forests in the
west from heavy loss by fire is the
extended use of the telephone. This
handy little instrument has proved
its worth during the past year. Ac
cording to figures which have Just
been published by the department of
agriculture, the loss from fire has
been greatly reduced, although the
number of conflagatlons has been
actually larger than in the years pre
Through the aid of the telephone
assistance is brouglft to the spot as
soon as a blare is discovered. In this
way it is possible to prevent the
spread of a fire and to confine It to
a small trea. In one instance last
year a fire-fighting force was collect
' ed in a few hours where at least a
day would have been wasted if aid
had been sought by means of a
The number of fires In the national
forests last year was 410 larger than
in 1908, but almost 80 per cent of
the fires were extinguished before as
much as five acres had been damaged.
The fires covered less than one and
one-haif acres to the square mile of
national forest land and the damage'
done to the burned-over area averag
ed but $1.25 an acre.
According to the government's
figures, during 1909 there were 3,
138 fires in the national domain,
burning over about 360,000 acres.
In 1908 there has been 400,000 acres
laid waste. Last year some 170,000,
000 board feet of timber were con
sumed, as against 230,000,000 the
i he loss in value of timber des
troyed was less than $300,000. The
loss the year before was about $450,
These figures seem to indicate that
although the damage to the forests
is still very great, the fires are not
so much of a scourge as formerly
With a view to still greater Increas
ing the fire-fighting facilities, the
work extending the projective sys
tem into all parts of the national
woodlands is being pursued this year.
The telephone will play an important
part in the measures that are to be
taken to reduce still further the loss
in the western forests.
In some sections the forest rangers
are supplied with portable telephones
which they carry strapped to their
backs and with which they can secure
connection at any convenient point.
The government owns and operates
a number of telephone lines, and
makes connection with lookout
stations, where watchmen with field
jttasses are kept to search for signs
of fire among the trees. The Instru
ments and line material for these
systems have been furnished by the
Western Electric company, the
largest manufacturer of telephones
in the world.
Many of the states have jurisdic
tion over great tracts of wooded land
and maintain fire-fighting systems of
their own. It Is interesting to note
that in New York, where lookout
stations are fully equipped with tel
ephones and telescopes for detecting
and reporting fires, the loss during
1909 amounted to only $25,101,
whereas the year before the damage
had totalled $644,000.
Forest fires are still one of the
greatest problems the government
has to face. Since 1870 more than
two thousand have lost their lives
through these conflagatlons In the
national forests ' d
(jm:R FiMiivfi of
FI III k \ BANK WltKI K
(Continued from page one.)
Van Fleet's latest figures, the work
just being completed when he was
overtaken by sudden death, O. J. and
Bert Smith are the chief debtors to
the Institution. The bank holds over
drafts and notes given by the Smith
Brothers' Investment company to the
amount of 136,438.42, overdrafts and
notes from the Smith Building In
vestment company to the amount of
$32,486.85, notes and overdrafts of
Mrs. Minnie Smith to the extent of
$70,124.18, Joint notes of O. .1.
Smith, W. E. Griffin and Bert L.
Smith, as well as overdraft of O. J.
Smith to the sum of $80,583.06, ac
counts with the Smith banks at Man
hattan and Rhyolite amounting to
$26,628.81 and other securities,
which have largely depreciated or
become entirely worthless, making a
grand total of $282,750.42.
EL. WALLACE. M.D.
. PHYSICIAN AND 8URGKON
Office Hours—2 to 4 p. m.
7 to 8 by appointment.
Office Rooms 20 & 21 Northern Hotel
Expert In Porcelain Dental Art.
Rooms 2 and 3. Northern Hotel, Ely
BTEPTOE LODGE NO. M, F. A A M.
The stated communication of Step
toe Lodge No. 24, F. A. II. will be
held In Nevada Hall, Cherry Creek,
each Tuesday evanlng on or before
the full of the Mood, at 7:10 o’clock,
p. m CHAS. F. PHALAN. W. M
JOHN WEARNE. Secretary.
J^EVIN A GRAHAM,
Funeral Directors and Kmbalmers
Pheby Block, Aultman Street,
Phon i 1033.
TOM MENEY, Prop.
Express and baggage Leave orders
at Cascade Bar. Phone 120-1
N unnelly block. East Ely, Nevada.
HAYES GREEN PARK HOTEL
First Class Furnished Rooms
Always Quiet and Elegant.
Housekeeping rooms single sn suite
MIAN HAYEN, Proprietress.
THE NEVADA MEAT CO.
Keep Coostantly or Hand a Com
plete Line of Choice
FRESH AND SALTED MEATS
Magnuson Block, Murry Street
Flab and Gamo In Season. Phont
Tour Order—Main 41
To lend money on Diamonds,
Watches. Jewelry and all articles of
▼alue. Bargains In unredeemed
pledgee at all times.
ELY COLLATERAL LOAN OFFICE
8. A. Glynn Proprietor
Rear of Antler Bar.
pint Class Short Order Meals.
Best Equipped Bar In Nevada.
1st Door South of Depot.
COPPER NATIONAL BANK
Capital, $.50,000; Surplus. $10,000,
Safety Deposit Boxes.
Cor. D and 11th. Phone *7-y
ELY LIGHT A POWER COMPANY.
Electricity for Everything.
Office My Townsite Bldg.
Phone Main 00
SAMUEL W. BELFORD
Attorneys at Law.
Corner D and 11th Phone 110-h.
ELY CITY PLUMBING CO.
All Kini.'. of Plumbing Promptly
Done. First-Class Work Guar,
aatred. Phone 47-k.
; 1 "
ELY WATER COMPANY.
Offices Ely Townsite Co.
Corner Avenue C and 11th Street.
Phone Main 39.
ELY SECURITIES COMPANY.
General Offices Cor. C aad 11th.
Phone Main 80.
J. P. JEPPE8EN,
HAY, GRAIN AND PRODUCE,
Khun and Poultry,
Phone lOfl-Y • East Ely, Nevada
W. E. McKIE,
Contractor and Rnilder
12th Street and Avenue 0.
BAIT ELY . . ■ NEVADA
J. p. RUMBAUGH.
Express and Transferring.
Leave Order U Antlers Bar.
First Door South of Depot.
Residence Phone lll-X.
J. F. A H. E. SCHRAVEN
Contractors and Builders.
J. C. WHEELER
Produce, Hay and Grain
Good Stock Always on Hand.
WHITE PINE NEW'*.
Dally and Weekly Issues
Main Office Ely City.
Phone 116 and Main 64.
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