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ATTACK U. S. TROOPS Crossed Border Near Douglas, Arizona, and After a Hot Skirmish With 9th U. S. Cav alry Were Driven Back Across Line. The above head lines came this] morning in a message from Doug las, Ariz. The message contains! news of vital importance to the i United States. The late adminis-' tration made a demand on Mexico that ex-president Nladero he given ! a fair trial. This demand was met by the murder of Madero. The Star Spangled Manner is made a subject of ridicule in Mexico and everything Amercian is treated with the utmost contempt, all he-j cause the United States hns been under the guiding hand of a big jellyfish. It is to be hoped that the new administration takes such steps as will guarantee no more trailing the Banner of Freedom into the dust and trampling it under foot as has been dune in ! Mexico. The situation demands diplomatic statesmanship. It remains for President Wilson to handle the situation with an iron hand. Brains rather than avoirdupois is required to direct the ship of State and there is a feeling throughout the whole land that there is nothing to fear from Wcodrow Wilson. Prompt action is necessary and our brothers in Mexico must he given to understand that our flag stands for more than anarchy and treason. They have probably judged the potency of our national emblem from their own viewpoint. They should be taught a salutatory lesson. Their landing on Amercian soil and engaging in battle with United States cavalrymen iF in violation of all rules of war and if President] Wilson does his duty it will never occur again. Prominent Citizens of Carlin Petition County Commissioners Carlin Citizen# and Taxpayers Ask for Re-Opening and Improvement of the Carlin-Tuscarora Road. The following petition was signed liy lfi l taxpayers of township 33, representing more thnn two nnd a half million dollars worth of pro perty. Cailin, Nevada, March 4th 1913. To Isaac Griswold, Webster Pat terson nnd J. H. IVck, The Honorable Hoard of County Commissoners of Elku Countv. Klko Nevada. Gentlemen : We your petitioners, who are bona fide resid?nts and taxpayers of township 33, of Klko County, State of Nevada do most faithfully and earnesly petition your Honor able body to re-open, improve and maintain the C arlin-Tuscarora public road in a good and practic able condition for heavy Naming. Same to intersect with the Elko Tuscarora road at t!se north end of what is known as Taylor's Canyon, a point about seven miles easterly from Tuscraora on said road. Mineral and Agriculture develop ments and conditions along the route of the oid Carlin-Tuscarora road now requires, jusifies and de mands, that this shall be done. We Dray your Honorable Body J to appoint ? competent person to j take hold of this enterprise with full power to construct and com plete the said road, and atfer which to install a system of supervision for the maintenance of the same. Most respectfully submitted. ORE SHIPMENTS ARE ! NOW MADE OY MAIL Shipping ore by mail is a new feature in minning. However, this method of shipment was used I nst week by Mr. Watelet, manager of the South] Nevada Minning Com pany near Las Vegas, when he sent twenty sacks of ore weighing a total of 210 pounds by parcel post to the Beer Cold Mill & Fxtrnction Company at Sacrmento for testing purposes. This ore which is samples from the high grade ore running about $r>00 per ton is for testing pur poses., to ascertain if the values can be saved by the milling plant which has been purchased and which will be delivered on the ground in March, or whether umiic additionl machinery or appliances will be needed for this grade of ore.? Tonoph bonanza. PEACOCKS MAY BE RAISED IN NYE CO. Three peacocks or peahens as th??y are correctly termed, arrived in Tonopah this morning consigned to W. 8. Johnson, the i'ine Creek agriculturist. The birds arc the first to be imported ?o Nye county and an effort will he made by Johnson to raise them on his ranch. The expriement will be watched with Interest ami it is possibl" the climntic conditions of the Pine ('reek district may prove adaptable for the raising of the birds in quantities.? Honanzn. TWO INAUGURATIONS IN ONE DAY Simultaneous with the inaugura tion of Woodrow Wilson as presi dent, W. M. Mayer was inaugurated as a clerk in the Elko Dost ortce. The I'ost Office Department au thorized the employment of an other clerk here on account of the increased volume of business. Tne parcels post is responsible for the increase. The receipts of the Post Office in Elko have increased rapidly since the parcels post went into force. The H, 0. now leaves over $5000 in Elko, while both express com panies leave, so it in said, leas than $3000. The I'ost Office Depart-' mcnt is now carrying small consign ments of merchandise at very low rates. Formerly the Express Com pany got this business nt a much higher rate. On the whole Elko county has been much benefited by the parcels post and it is giving satisfaction to local merchandise as i well ns residents of rur/d localit ies. BRASS BAND I OR WELLS If tne plans of It. F. .laenhy and his coadjutors don't go wrong Wells is destined to have a brass band, says the Wells Herald. Mr. Jacobv is the prime mover in the project and is meeting with splendid success in the preliminaries of organisa tion ?In fact, the organization is already assured, as two meetings have been held and articles and by laws drawn up. It is expected that 12 or 15 members can be secured as 9 have signed for membership at this time. Those who have already gone into the thin* are: F. R. Jacoby, Mat Howell, Abe Howling. George Goble, Clarence Jenneay, Ed. Lambert, Ned Fomeroy, Alvin Vizina, and Paul Firth. A member ship fee of $15 is exacted and this together with $95 already subscrib ed by way of public subscriptions makes a very good start. The re mainder of the money necessary to buy instruments will be forthcom ing without a doubt. It will cost about $350 to equip the boys with instruments and there is no doubt , that the balance fan be raised some j way. For the present Mr. Jacoby j will instruct the band in the pre- j liminary stages and will charge! nothing for 1 is services. Here' j to the Wells brass band, i and may I he boys learn to dispense all the sweet 6trains in the books. ? Metropolis Chronicle. Following Letter Explains Itself Carlin, Nev., Feb. 21, 1913. Mr. Jonathan Bourne Jr. Chairman Joint Committee on Federal Aid in The Construc tion of Roads. Washington D. C. My Dear Sir : Your letter of date 1st. inst. ad- j dressed to the rJko "Independent" j , has been handed to me for answer, j I shall speak for Nevada alone. ? jTo your first query, should the government make appropriations in |aid of Public roads? Answer: | I Yes, bv land grant of say one million acres within the state of Nevada. Also an appropriation of say twenty five thousand dollars to start the good work going. Second query: On what roads should the first appropriation, if made, be expended? Answer: On main lines connecting important cities and towns in the state and trunk lines interstate highways connecting state capitols and large cities with those of adjacent states. Third query: In what manner should the government appropria tion be expended? Answer: Estab lishment and construction of the original main trunk line roadways. Fourth query: What proportion of cost of construction should be borne by the national government? Answer: All proceeds of land grant. State to maintain said government and state roads after construction. Counties to construct and maintain interior county roads other than the state and national highways. Fifth query: Should the federal appropriation be apportioned how? Answer: On a basis of area and mileage of said roads to be con structed. Sixth query: Should the super vision of the contruction of govern ment aided roads, be by the federal government or the state. Answer: 1 he government and the state jointly. The hidden and undeveloped re sources of the government, the state and counties would very soon de velop returns which wouldpay the cost of the enterprise and ever there nfter be a contributing asset to the government state, and counties of the state. Most respectfully submitted. John W. I'uett. Gentle Reprimand. Ah n young womnn nttlrod In n nrnt blu* milt entered n street car a man hi* hend burled In n newapaper, arone and offered his sent. With n curt nod the young womnn accepted, and n? ?oon an alio bad composed herself aha became Interested In the contents of her shopping bag I" spite of his Ap parent abstraction, the man with tho newspaper watched her for a moment. Then, speaking hurriedly, ho aald: "I be* your pardon, what Is It? what did you say?" The young woman lifted her eyes, and, seeing that she was addressed, answered coolly: "I iRld nothing, ?lr." "Tleg pardon, beg pardon," waa th? absent-minded answer. "I thought you said 'Thank you.' "?Milwaukee Prea Press. 1 HIGH SCHOOL NOTES Edited by the Student* Un der the Auspices of the English Department. The basket hall bovs are with us again. They report a good time at Keno and Carson. One player deserves a great deal of credit for trying to uphold the honor of the school as he was almost too ill to play during both Karnes. The score as already reported stood thirty nine to twenty-one in favor of Reno in the Thurday night game and twenty to thirty in favor of Carson in the Friday night game. The boys were invited to play a game with Gardenerville. They refused because they wanted to be back for work Monday morning. Our beautiful new pictures are hung and pupils and teachers are delighted with them. Miss Kne meyer's room received the Ann Hathway's Cottage and tne Strat ford-on-Avon, Miss Duame's room the Derwent Water, by many of the j pupils thought to be the most j beautiful of all, Miss Hershiser's room the Coliseum and Miss Koch's room, the Sir Galahad and the, Niagara Falls. The pictures are all in Ihe hrown tones and framed! in brown. Harold and Fred Fernald are visiting their father in Carson City. They saw the game between Elko High and Carson High. We miss Miss Ruth Gedney who is out of school on account of herj brother Italnh. Harvpy Sewcil is enjoying a visit from his mother who expects to be in Elko a few days. Will Hunt seems to have quite recovered from his recent indisposi tion while away. He reported for duty Monday morning apparently as well as ever. Miss Stella Wines and Miss May Jewett were initiated into the Tau Kappa Society Friday afternoon. Miss Merkley, the vice president was absent and her place was taken by Dorothy Patterson who was vice president last quarter and has as sisted in thp initiation several times. The other officers were as follows: President, Zelma Carroll; Secretary-Treasurer, Ruth Johnson; Chaplain, Harriet Van Drillan. Miss Oleta Clark presided at the piano. The boys missed the upper class men at parliamntary Drill last Fri day. But the lower class men carried on the work in a creditable manner. The following is the Tau Kappa program for next Friday March seventh: The Tau Kappa program contains several interesting features for Fri day, March seventh, among them a farce entitled "Ma'amscDes Mis take," given by I.ola Hanna and Alta Hyrne. . We have been trying to cultivate some school spirit by tearing and singing songs which contain senti ments calculated to arouse such a spirit. One of these arc given be low. The words were coinposd by Rev. Ruhert W'hitaker. We have taken the liberty of changing one line. MY NEVADA. Tunc: JUANITA. Oh, my Nevada, Dearest home on earth to me, A Rlad Rreat army. Shall thy children he; I,ove alone hath vision To behold how fair thou art, Know thy chorma hy heart. CHORUS Nevada, my own Nevada, Wo nre very proud of thee; Nevada my own Nevada, Thou a home to me. Few are thy cities And thy towns are far between, Scant are thy harvests And thy fields of ureen; But thy sage brush deserts, And thy hills so brown and bare Have their own strange beauty. In thy luce.it air. And so it seemeth, As if to compensate, Thy skies are fairest Where thy harvest waits. In thy treeless hillsides How the colors dawn and die And where earth is dearest Softest shadows lie. Chorus Oh. my Nveada, Some day thy waters stored. Flow through thy vail < ys, And unlock thy hoard; And thy fields shall ripple With the laugh of golden grain, And thy hills t>hall echo, With thy laugh again. BUY THOUSANDS OF ACRES IN RICH ELKO ? i Runy Hill, Elko County, March | 1. ? Taylor Hrothors of Salt Lake have purchased 14,000 acres of | lami in Ruby Valley, lying in the , richest part of this section. I With this immense acreaxe of ( land jjoes more than enough water , rights to irrigate every acre of s land hv this company. I About a year ago these same men were here trying to buy up j this land, and in fact did succeed , in purchasing several of the ranches ( in that valley, the principal one ( being the Wines holdings. At that , time the deal on the Robinson place of 3000 acres fell through and when the representative of , Taylor Bros, came out a few days , ago and made the owners a second ( offer they accepted and the deal -was closed up. This ranch gives the company a solid block of land , and also a very desirable townsite and reservoir site. The main ( waters for this section of the valley comes from Robinson Creek t and without the ownership of the heirs of the Robinson estate the i water title was not complete. As 1 it now stands the new owners own ( all (he waters of Robinson Creek j and no litigation can ensue over this important point. ? Plans are on foot for the build ing of a reservoir on Robinson j creek, where the main body of water would oc2upy what is now kno.vn as Robinson lake. They ex pect ?o conserve at least 10,000 acre feet that will be utilized in the reclamation of the lands that are now ra.v and unused. This means at least 175 families i that will come into thiR fertile < valley and by their work make this I one of the garden spots of the state. Their outlet will be Clover ' valley, to Tohar on the Western ' Pacific railroad, and the plans call for a line of motor trucks from < Ruby City through the valley, < over the pass to the Clover road ? and to Tobar. Eventually it will mean nn extension of the railroad i from Tobar south through the valley and on farther south tap- I ping many of the valleys that are ' now little heard of owing to their i distance from any railroad. This < means but the first of many of the 1 big ranches being split up and our 1 population will be rapidly increased as they years roll by. | Author Who Can't Ba Taggad. The writer of fiction, who also look* ( for ateady buccpkh. must never by any ( chance get himself labeled. Aa Boon 1 an he finds hla critics saying: "This I man writes sensation." or "This man , writes aentltnenl," as the case may be, lhat Is the moment when ho muat ' suddenly switch off to something else I.Ike Charles Dickon*. I belU/e In ex- < pertinent. In my own work I have frequently resorted to It. and In nine 1 cases out of ten It has proved a sue- i ccss. Furthermore, the novelist must ever remert*ber that the public taata Is constantly changing I myself would 1 never dream of writing today the sto I rles that I penned ten yeara ago? atorloa which I may say were by no means unsuccessful. Tom (lallon, In the Dally Cltlten A Valua on Applauaa. "Why don't you go Into polltlcaT" "How oan IT" rejoined Mr. Duatln fltax. "If I were to ask the enortnoua corpa of employees I control to gat out and cheer for me they'd Bend a oommlttee demanding extra com pen aatlon for working overtime." LAW MAKERS AND STAlE OFFICIOS CAN GAMBLE FOR Mi STAKES IN CARSON CITY - THEY ARE IMMUNE FROM ARREST WHILE SERVING STATE IN OFFICIAL CAPACITY Sauce for the Goose is Not Sauce for the Gander, So Far as Gambling is Concerned in Nevada The Independent holds no brief for the gambling fraternity but it is opposed to all forms of gambling, but it is not in favor of the law making and law enforcing power of the state, making a monkey of itself any longer on the gambling question. Why is it that members of the legislature state officials and others :an play for high stakes when the legislaure is in session while the poor devils back home, who may be caught playing penny ante are liable to be sent to the pen. It is high time the stute officials ook a tumble to themselves and ;ither enforce or repeal the present aw. It is a blot on the fair name if a sovereign state and it should lot be allowed to stand in its pre sent form, unless it is enforced to the very letter and spirit of the law. It is doubtful whether the inter oretation given by the late attorney feneral will stand if carried to a ?ourt of last resort. If it stands, then by all means repeal it and en ict a law that is founded on coi*. mon sense. Let the assembly enact a law making it a criminal offence to wager money on any and all games of chance and that will be better protest from the common people. The most serious objection urged against the present law is that ac cording to the attorney general's department, it is a^felony to play poker for money, but a man is per mitted to gamble his head off so long as ne plays br'dgt whist, seven up, pedro slutT or all ga < es of cards except poker. That law is a joke, or else the ittorney general who rendered that decision was a prince of jokers. Let the members of the legislature amend the present law se that Nevada can no longer be the butt of ridicule. The Independent calla upon these who are responsible for this state of affairs to either do their duly or else resign and give way to men who know their duty and are ready and willing to per form it. This is the way the Ely Record puts it. The Record is informed that a member of ihe legislature was recently jarred loose from $500 in a little social game with friends at the state capitol and yet under the law or at least according to a rul ing of the late attorney general, this is not gamlbing ?just a little recreation and amusement for the fellow who win<5. The gambling law is a farce and is being ignored in every camp in the state with the exception of Tonopah, re an effort is still being made by the sheriff to en force it. Local officials who make no at tempt to enforce the anti gambling law should not be harshly criticized when state officials and members of the legislature are openly play ing for big stakes every day and evrey night in the state's capitol. The trouble is in the law, rather than with the officals. In case of arrests the question naturally arises: What is gambling? The law answers certain games and seems to exclude other games of chance upon which money is won and lost. Local officials know that gambling is going on in every camp in the state, but they do not kno* and probably could not prove that the anti gambling law is being broken or even fractured. EXPERIMENTAL DRY FARM IN ELKO COUNTY A RIG SOCCESS AS EVIOENCEO RY LAST REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA That the Elko dry farm experi mental station is doing threat worn ir Nevada is evidenced in its re port. The farm land of the station is ibove water and all cultiatior. s done by dry farm methods. Contrary to general belief vege tables are grown under this method :>f cultivation and satisfactory re sults arc reported. This is especially true in con lecton with potato cutlure. Last season seven varieties of potatoes were planted and while some did better than others the re sults are worth the effort. In the case of the Peerlcs (potato, 84 bushels were gathered from a measured acre. Bur banks showed 81 bushels. The lowest rccord was Ti4 bushels to the acre. WHEAT CULTURE In wheat culture some results arc shown that will make the iiri nation farmers sit up and take notice. In Turkey Hed wheat fall planted, 23 bushels to the acre was threshed. Eleven bushels of rye was also taken from an acre. Sixty dav oats cave 29 bushels to the ncrp while beardless barley pro duced 27 bushels to the acre. This experimental station cn,*ried on many other successful tests in friut culture and garden truck. The results are such that they give hope of big things along such li es. RICHEST LEAD FROM NEVADA About the highest grade lead ore that reaches the Salt I.ake Smelter is that produced by the lead king property of White Pine rounty, Nevada, an enterprise own ed snd operated by well known Utah interest, says the Salt Lake Tribune. This company has just sold another car of rich lead ore nf twenty-three tons, the ore assay ing 09.56 per jent lead and three ntinees silvre. This ore misses by n very small fraction of (quailing the last shipment wbi^h ran 70 per cent lead. For the lot the company received from the smelter $1,030. Superintendent A. B. Col well writes the local officials that he has sent he new drift in under the ore in the stope and that he will have from six to seven feet of thi? material to minv for future ship ments. EX-GOV. OICKtRSON Foimer Lieutenant and Actinjt Governor Denver S. Dlckerson is the new Warden at the state prison. He will commence his rei?n Mon day March 10th. The Independent hopes and believes he will make a Rood warden. Legal Point of View. First Lawyer? I was looking orer iny boy's geometry If - son last night I was quite Interested In that propo sition, that the throe nnglcs of a tri angle are equal to two rl*ht angles. Second Lawyer Tliat Isn't very complicated First Lawyer ? No, but I was trying to thloh what a man could do If he had the other side of the gas*. Intirnti<l. "The earliest mention of coal la said to have been made by Theophrae tua," said the professor, at breafc> fast. "And what did he say was a ton. profeaaor?" Inquired the landlady, on ring the coffee.