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--- VOL. 2. NO. 41. FALLON. NEVADA. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 7, 1905 TEN CENTS PROGRESS Fallon Improvements During the Past Year Are Many. Future Also Promises Much For Us. The past season has been a highly prosperous one for Fallon and its in habitants, and the improvements real ized are a matter of pride to us all. The residence portion of the town has been added to by the building of a number of sightly homes, while the business section has been beautified by the building of a number of business houses that would be credit to a town three times our size. Maine street of course, has received the greatest amount of attention from the artisans’ hands. The addition to the R. L. Douglass building has been completed at a cost of about $5000 and has added a commodious store building to the town’s facilities as well as a number of airy and commodious office rooms, in the second story. It is a beautiful stone and brick structure and adds greatly to the appearance of the bank block. The artificial stone building recently completed by Dr. fi. M. Gardener at a cost of approximately $7000, is a hand some structure and is a tine product of the builder's art. It has two com fortable store rooms in addition to office and living rooms. The J. W. Yatinoy brick is another improvement that should be noted. It was finished last month at a cost of about $4000, and is sub-divided into two store rooms, which arc occupied by the t'annoy harness shop and the George Villeneuve ladies’ furnishing estab lishment. In addition to these improvements a number of substantial wooden buildings have been erected, furnishing new locations for the tradesmen. Carson street has been added to by a $.‘15oO addition to the Churchill hotel, which makes that popular hostelry one of ttie most modern in the state. In addition to the business and resi dence houses there is being erected a $500u stone county jail and a $:5tX)o I artificial stone Baptist church. Other improvements of which the town is proud is the electric light plant, and water system, and while the latter is not completed it has reached a stage that vouchsafes the assertion that we will soon be the possessor of a gravity system that will be adequate to all demands for many years to come. The electric light plant has been in stalled at a cost of about $8J00, the expense of which was borne jointly by the local business interests, and whiU it is also ahead of present demands ii “peaks well for the confidence held by them in the future of the town as wel. as their puDlic spirit. As mentioned, we should all be proud of the work already accomplished, but we should not allow the work to lag. Rather, we must be up and doing, and it occurs to the Standard that now is higli time to organize a local develop ment league for the purpose of further ing our interests. There is a constant stream of inquiries reaching this office ae to business openings, etc., and the suriounding country presages rapid development, borne time during the next few weeks water will be turned from the government ditches onto the land lying under the laterals already completed. This land is susceptible to very rapid development. Let us uid in the work and to our prestige by or ganizing a good live local development league. Let every business man fully deter mine to sacrifice some of his time and means for the betterment of Fallon. We may rest assured that the future will return results a hundred fold in excess of the expense to be incurred. PIT YOUR SHOcLDEK TO THE WHEEL. DAN GRIFFIN VISITS RENO. Dan Griffin, who is one of the well i known railroad constructors of the i west, dropped into Reno last night on 1 his way to Hazen where he is going to get his pay envelope from the govern ment. | “I uiay have a slice of that work to do before things are through,” he said, referring to the Western Pacific. “Things are aot definitely settled jet. The U tah Construction Company has the contract for building the Nevada part of the road if the route is not changed, but at present that looks like a verv uncertain proposition. There isn't a man who knows today just what the route of the Western Pacific will he across this state. They are gradually working south, and before they go through I would not be surprised to see the main line coming through Keno. “The Southern Pacific has refused to let ihe Western Pacific through the pass at Palisade, on the ground that it is not wide enough, so the new road will have to strike farther south in order toget through. The last survey that was made through the main line within twenty miles of Keno and be fore they are through I would n jt he surprised to learn that they had de cided that this was too great a city to miss and w ill come in here with the rails of the through track instead of connecting Keno with a spur track. “They are going to have the V. and T. anyway. That is certain. But if any one tells you that th« route is definitely determined don't you believe it. I happen to know better.’’—Gazette. TROUBLES OF A NEWSPAPER MAN. The following is ample evidence that editing a newspaper sometimes ap proaches strenuosity. The incident mentioned is said to have directly con cerned the llazcn Harvest pencil pusher. “That freckled-faced, red headed, cross-eyed Batter bottom girl, who is sometimes called Liza, hut often Lize, came down to the Bunco house parlor which they call the washln’ room last Saturday and sent one of the Bunco kids after me savin’ 10 come immejit on important laziness. When,I went in to the parlor she was alone, and she up and says to me, says she, “I hear that you have printed in the paper that I'm bow-legged and I have sent for you just to show I'm not" But we was flyin' through the door when the last word fell from her ruby lips, on a dead run for the city drug store, where we threw into us three or four persorip lions and then scooted out into the sage brush where we stayed until the darkness fell. Now. we want to say in the paper that we stand ready and willin’ to take Liza’s word for the length and breadth and plumpness and straightness of all the Butter-bottom legs, singular and several. We ain’t trom Missouri and don’t have to he showed. WOMAN GOES INSANE AT HAZEN. Mrs. W. D. Ramage, traveling with her infant child from Denver to Gold lield, was taken from train >o. 3, at listen Tuesday evening in an insane condition. On the following day she was cominited t the insane asylum at Reno, where she and her baby are ucing cared for unt 1 the arrival of the husband and father, who is employed at Goldfield. ESMERALDA’S OFFICIALS GO WRONG. District Attorney J. E. Davidson, of Esmeralda county, and Justice of the Peace Bell und Constable Russell, of Goldfield have been indicted by the grand jury of Esmeralda county for bribery and extortion carried on in connection with their offices. The trio arc all young men, and front the evi dence in the case it seems that they have been in a compact w hereby the fallen women of Goldfield have Iteeu made to pay exorbitant sums for protection. In addition business interests make serious charges and it is highly prob able that the good name of Esmeralda will be besinirked by the sending of three of her public officials to the state penetentiary. Congressman Esch, one of the au thors of the Esch-Townsend bill which places the regulation of the railroad j routes in the hands of the national Government, state sthat the President is in deadly earnest regarding the settlement of the railroad rate question. He is planning an aggressive campaign. The policy of the President is not so much to fix rates as to prevent the assessing of unjust rates. The listen Harvest says that Hazen is to have a |l 0,000 hotel, and it will bo. twice the size of any building now in' that town. It will be located near the depot, and is.being.financed, by \V.. E„ Higman, the merchant. RAILROAD Right of Way Agent Has Been With Us During Past Week. Says the Hazen-Fallon Eranch Will Soon Be Built. Churchill county’g commercial pulses have again been quickened by railroad rumors. This time it sees to have more than a shadow of fact as stimulation. For the past week, I. N. Pattison, a land agent of San Francisco has been in this vicinity seeking rights of ways, over lands traversed bv the Southern Pacific survey made last February, and he informs os that lie has been uniformly successful. The route mentioned leaves the pres ent depot site at Huzen and iollows across public lands in sections 35 and 36, of township 20, N., range 26 E, M. D. M., thence across private lands, in sections 9, 5, 8, 6, 15, 14, 1 and 24 of township 19, X., range 21 E., >1. L>. M., thence across sections 15, 20, 21, 2^, 7. 26 and 25 of township 19 X., range 29 E., M. D. M., which brings the right of way already secured to the western edge of town. The survey ot lust February extends to Stillwater but for the present Mr. Pattison informs us that no effort will be made by the railroad company to secure building privileges between this place anti Stillwater as they do not contemplate an extension of their line to tlie latter place until the completion of the irriga tion system. However, Mr. Patterson insists that the railroad company intends to com mence work on the Hazen-Fallon branch some time within the next few months. All agreements concerning rights of ways have been made with the South ern Pacific company as the party of the second part, which is ample evidence that the present efforts are not the result of scheming individuals to secure control of the lands lying under the survey, and the Standard can see noth ing but encouragement in the action of Mr. Pattison. He wishes through our columns to thank the many, who have so kindly aided him. GOVERNMENT WILL BUILD DROP. A temporary drop is soon to be con structed by the government to connect the L Line Canal with the New River channel. This will be a great conven ience to the residents in the Stillwater section, as it will insure them a good head of water at all times after the completion of the flume work between the Carson and Truekee rivers. This later work has been under way for several weeks, and a few days more will witness its completion, following which work on the drop mentioned will lx* commenced as soon as the material can be assembled, IN uter will then be furnished the Stillwater neighbor hood through the LLine canal until such time as the canal system between Kallon and Stillwater is tiui9ned. COUNTY’S LICENSE MONEY DECREASES. Deputy Sheriff Manie Sanford made a trip to Hazen this week to collect the county’s licenses. It is said the county’s income from this source will be in the neighborhood of |300 less than was received last quarter. This is not tlie result of a depression in business • conditions but rather an adju tment of things to their normal state. A number of saloons and res taurants have abandoned the county on account ot the decreaee in the num ber of men employed on the govern ment works, which has been reduced from 1500 to 1000. It is estimated that this la e ■ number will be maintained for ee' e il years to come, or until the completion of the government’s work in this section. lLS.fi. S. TO HAVE /OFFICE AT STILLWATER. It is the ifttrpose of the U. 9. G. 8., to direct a good deal oi - their luture work iu connection with the develop ment of the lands between this place 4ml Stillwater, from the latter place. This week \V. A. Keddie, in charge of the work appeared before the county board of commissioners and was granted the use of the old court house buildiug for offices, for the term of one year, with the provision in the con tract that the government keep the building and fence in repair and in sured In the sum of $1500. It is under stood that the concession will be utilized immediately and offices installed COUNTY DADS TRANSACT BUSINESS. Fallon’, Nevada, October 2, 1905. The honorable board of county com missioners of Churchill county met in regular sessiou. Present E. 8. Harri man. chairman and F. M. Wightman and \V H. Brown, clerk. Minntes of previous meeting read and approved. New bonds of F W. Black, as justice of the peace of new River township with J M. Smitten and Dan Griffin as sureties approved. Said E. \V. Black was duly declared justice of the peace of New River township. Quarterly report ot the auditor and treasurer was read and approved. It was ordered that the use of the old court house building at Stillwater be allowed the U. S. C«. S., for a term of one year, upon the promise of the latter to keep the building insured m a Sum of $1500, and also make all neces sary repairs to the buildings and fence. \V. H. BROWN, County Clerk. LOST MULE MINE A RANK HOAX. What appears to have been a gross violation of man's moral obligation to his fellow man, came to light Thursday when our fellow townsman J. M. Smitten discovered that he had been tricked by Jack Yannoy and Jess La ment. The latter parties have been representing tor several weeks past that they owned a mysterious prospect in the hills* near the New lands damsite, samples of which were sent away by Mr Smitten for assay tests the returns showing fabulous values. According to the stories of the pur ported discoverers, the rich ledge was discovered recently while they were chasing a runaway mule, and their story backed by the samples, formed a plot into which anyone seeking invest ment would willingly enter as a dupe Since the inception of their scheme they have "worked” Mr Smitten and his partner Mr. Proctor, for different favors including cash loans, and impor tuned them at different times for a grub stake and outfit However, Mi Smitten insisted that he should be shown the so-called mine before in vesting further. Accordingly an ar rangement was made whereby he was to meet Yannoy at the mine Thursday Hiring a rig and driver Mr Smitten made a trip to the all edged mine only to find that his business seducer had not made an appearance, nor have any of the parties to the scheme since shown up in Fallon It develops that the ore showing such rich values w.t ■ a sample secured from near the Virginia load where it was thrown by James Say, of White Plains in an early day, during a trip from the White Plains section to the smelter at Virginia with a load of ore. Just what purpose thp parties to this scheme could have had is a mystery. At best they could have hoped to worked Mr. Smitten only for a small sum, and they should have known that they must be discovered in their work sooner or later. Such work as this is calculated to act as a detriment to bona fide properties in this section, oi which there are un doubtedly many. Some are of the opinion that Yannoy and Lamont have a bona fide property, but for some cause failed to live up to their contract with Mr. Smitten. At any rate it will always be known as the Lost Mule hoax until Messrs Yannoy and Lamont prove it bona fide. ’ > Jimmie, Earl and Charley Danielson and Ralph Lofthouse arrived this week from the Alpine range with 117 head of beef cattle.belonging to J A Danielson and sous. Most of the bunch are choice three and four year old steers and it is the intention of the owners to feed them at the home ranch below town for the winter market. The cattle are in fine condition at present and were ranged during the past season upon -Seeding grounds of an altitude- pf 10,000 1 feet SWINDLE This Is The Way Sam Dav is Characterizes The New . York Life. He Revokes Their Nevada State License If the officials of every state in the Uuion should be as prompt in revoking the licenses of the insurance companies who have been doing business along questionable lines, as has been State Controller Sam P. Davis, of this State, much good would result therefrom Controller Davis’ action was taken upon knowledge made public during the recent investigations being con ducted in the city of New York, and is the first action of the kind to he taken by any state. The telegram sent the company, which is self explanatory follows “John McCall, President of the New Life Insurance Company, New York City: Pending investigation of the cor rupt management and fraudulent dis posal of funds intrusted to your com pany. and so long as yourself and tieorge Perkins retain offices of trust in the management of the New York Life. , the license of the company to do busi ness in the State of Nevada is hereby revoked. Coon advice of the change of management and satisfactorj proof i of honest management of the New York Life the license will Ixj reissued. (Signed) “SAM P. DAVIS, Controller and ex-Officio Insurance Commissioner of the State of Nevada The action of the commission is a 1 hard blow to the New Yyrk company , Only during the past few year? has it ' attempted to secure business in Nevada and, according to the last report filed with the commission, had 1 173 policies in effect in this state, representing risk? to the amount of somethin*? over three million dollars. Up to that timefl02, 457 had been paid in premiums into the treasury of the company by the people of Nevada. Since the last re port hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of business has been written in the State by the companies, agents of which have been making special efforts to insure the mining men of the south ern camps in Nevada. They have met 1 with much success. Engineer Bridgeman was held at Palisade Tuesday to answer on a charge of manslaughter in having been re sponsible for the wreck at Harney on the evening of September 19th Flag man Petheridge, who was jointly charged with the same crime, was ac quitted. The preliminary examination of the two men was concluded and the decision rendered Tuesday. The ex amination was in progress for ten day». The defendants were represented by counsel employed for them by the rail way orders to which they belong. The prosecution was conducted by District Attorney Lou Rodgers of Eureka county -1 It s A SttidebaKcr on it's wav home from our establishment. There's another man that has bought wagon satisfnel ion. Evans Burchell Co., Fallon, Nevada, handle the Studehakc r !ine of Vehicles and Harness because tlv - pi .. . the buyer. We go upon I ' *" the theory tii mid hold your trade in the future we must give you the biggest vaiu. . . money. 0 ~€ S'tudeb^ker Line 1)oc.s Vhat. You are not huving a pig in a p In— k 'of t.nknownor questionable value. Y’ou know and evervpodv know! ■ 1 the world over. Can t we do something for ; ts for ttie entire line, about everything ever thought of in \v - .. What's not in stock well get quickly to meet your \vai_ me m and let us talk about it. you Can't Go f - if the Vehicle haj ./‘“^febateec i the ftame 7*late. - - -— --‘ BURCHELL BROS. Sole Agents tor FALLON and Vicinity The Popular Restaurant... G F. BARBER, Proprietor Full Line of Short Orders Boxes for Ladies Tables Supplied With Best in the Market ALL NrQHT SERVICE THE “CLUB” MAIN STREET FALLON —WM MAXWELL, Proprietor A New Resort Stocked With the Choicest of Wines, Liquors and Cigars The Best of Everything in the Way of Liquid Refreshment" Courteous Treatment to All fay ua a Visit Fallon Livery Stable ! . AND FEED YARD . COLTR1N & FERGUSON, 'Proprietors Good Tin uouts (or Hire at Reasonable R ites. Horses Kept bv the Day, Week or M juth. Large Feed Vards and Corrals in Conueetiou with Stable. OPEN DAY AND HIGIPT .