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CORRESPONDENCE Hilltop Jottiofs Mr. and. Mrs. Dexon who have had charge of the hotel for Mr. Doyle, have returned to Battle Mountain. They made hosts of friends while here and will be sadly missed by patrons of the ho tel and citizens generally. They were a valuable acquisition to Hill top's social set and iheir place will be hard to till. Mrs. Wilson of Reno is the new manageress of the hotel. Only white help is employed here and the hotel is crowed. Mr. Doyle is providing a landlord and the hotel is taxed to its capacity. The new chef is from the Miner al Cafe in Reno and he is giving' good satisfaction. The Company mill is now in full operation, and working night and day. They put on three shifts this week and are making things go with a rush. The Philadelphia Western Mining Co. is the company that is doing things these days It is the salva tion of Hilltop and time alone is required to make Hilltop one of the big producing camps of the state. The Philadelphia Western has rented three leases within the last few days and the leases began tak ing out pay ore from the grass roots. One of the leasers is Chas. H. Keonig from Milwaukee^. The others are local men and they are all sanguine that there is big money in leasing here. Your cor respondent is reliably informed that the company is prepared to grant other leases on favorable terms. One advantage of leases here is all ore can be treated right on the ground at the company mill. That eliminates the question of transpor tation which is the bane of mining in Nevada. Jack McGovern has been out of town on business for several days. A pleasant musical, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Dixon was held at the hotel Tuesday night. Messrs. Rose and Grue furnished the music for the ocrasion while Mr. Hamer rendered several songs in fine style The party broke up in the wee small hours after the crowd had joined in singing songs and hymns and patriotic ballads until every body was hoarse. Battle Mountain The nearer the approach of I spring the more sanguine our peo ple are over prospects for this sec tion. There are three Salt Lake outfits at work on the development schemes to reclaim the desert l?nds adjacent to Battle Mountain Two of them are to get the watpr for irrigation from the Humboldt river while the third is a dry farm proportion The dry farm is 8 miles south of town near the Shier ra ranch. It is on the road be tween here and Hilltop and as there is an abundance of water near the surface the chances of failure seemed to be remote. Dry farming is an experiment in Lander county and it will be watched with a good deal of in terest. The fact that artesian wa ter can be secured any place here at 260 to 300 ft. depth ha-< prob ably had something to do with the non-trial of dry farming. Hereto fore when a man wante i water for his lawn and grounds round the house all he had to do was to sink a well nnd a flow suflictnt for the irrigation of a small tract was assured permanently. The mining situations is clear ing up around here and the fu ture outlook is most promising. The Horton interest owns and oper ates the He* at Gold Circle. A stampmill is in continuous opera tion on the property and it is pay ing big money every month. The H >rtons also own the Grey Eagie near Hilltop and it is eonceeded to one of the best properties in Land er County. Several very tempt ing offers have been refnused for this property quite recently. George Abel has struck it rich at the Ruby Silver Mines Co.'s property. He has a force of men at work and expects to put in a mill a? toon i s spring opens up. The Pittsburg Red Top Co's mill at Mayvsllle is running to full ca paclty. They are shipping a very high grade of Concentrates regu larly and the outlook for the prop- I erty is nrnst promising. The Msysvilie consolidated is another property which is more than mak ing1 good. This company is con centrating 20 tons of excellent sil ver ore each day and the concen trates run up into the hundreds of dollars per ton. The Lewis Can yon and the Dean Mines are two other valuable properties now un der control of W. J. Grindle of Los Angeles. He is also general manager of Ked Top and Majs ville of Consolidated. He is a ? mining man from the too of his head to the soles of his feet and is making a name for this section second to none. The Wingfield interests ate at work on their lease on the Kat erhorn property at Mavsville and the amount of actual development work they are doing is showing up the value of the poperty be- ' yond a question of doubt. As a develoDer of Nevada Mines, Geo. Wingfield is the king bee and his advent into the Battle Mountain District was an auger of success 1 for the whole district. It gave it 1 such and impetus that everybody ' felt that it was a new lease of ? ife for the district and reitular stampede for the hills was the re sult. New finds are being brought to light almost every day. It goes without saying that the 1 Battle Mountain District is the largest heavily ir.inralized tcrri- ' tory in the state and perhaps in 1 the United States. 1 In addition to those mentioned ' here are the Jersey valley Mines Co. and the Glaslow and Western which will be mentioned later. South Fork News Chas. Clayton ot the firm of Hylton and Claytjn Bros., started Sunday with 439 head of cattle for their ranch near Halleck, the hay on their South Fork ranch having run short. A dinner party and very pleasant social dance was given by Mr. and Mrs. Porch, at their home last Saturday eve, in rominemoration of Mr. Porch's birthday. A number of friends of this and .Mound valleys were present. Mrs. W. S. Clayton who ha? been quite ill for some time is regaining her health, it gives us pleasure to say. It is with sorrow for the father, Fred E. Drown Jr. and other be reaved relatives that we chronicle the sad death of his little daughter. Myrtle, which occurred a few days since at Ojkland, California. There as been considerable sick ness in the valley this winter, all who were ill are now either well or convalescent. The weather is quite pleasant of late, and snow in the valley is rapidly disappearing. Gualturio. HORSES LOVE THE SMITHY Endearing Term* Used Led Mmt chueette Animal* to Run Away To Bo Shod. Bcltuate has a blacksmith who la so polite to animal* that they g? to htm of their own accord. Julian Sneed la this village smith. Soltuato people accustomad to the "Whoa there," and "Git your tall outer the way" method of lome other smith*, stood around and marveled when Mr. Smeed assumed his dutlea at the local smithy. Smeed mny be heard almost any day after this fash- j ton: "Now, dear," In tho softest of tones, "now. sweetheart, let'* have your foot. Raise up now, pleaso, dearie*" Whatever the passerby might think of this method, the horse* undoubted ly approvo of It. Two horsea, l.ady Jane and I*ady Mary, belonging to Henry T Cole, the owner of the local livery, recently e? caped from the stable. They walked to tho blacksmith shop, entered, hur ried up to the hitching ropes by the side of tho work bench and held up their feet to be manicured, desiring to hear sweet nothings. The story I* true and goes to prove thht endearing conversation can be combined with chiropody to good ef fect a* well In n blacksmith shop as In any other place In the world. ? Boa ton Journal. 8trange London Figure. A few yearn ago there used to stand on the pavement of ( xford street In all weathers a venerable white haired , gentleman, dressed respectably In j hlc.li hat and frock coat, who accosted each member of the throng of aun I worshiper*, moving eastward In the morning, westward In the evenings, uttering in a quick tone of deep con cern the single phrase. "The time la short! The time I* short!" No one stopped to listen to the old revivalist, J or eared to hear the further word* of warning which he would havo given, for all knew that he prated of things that did not really matter to the sert ?us city man.? London Nation. I 48 HOURS TO LEAVE TOP IS FINAL EDICT The population of Tonopah will take a decided drop today when six of our most conspicuous resi dents will take their deparure for new fiel.ls' The sudden departures were occasioned by the artion of Justice of the Peace Harry Dun ?cath who decreed that the city w>-u!d be better off with the tem porary reduction in population. The six defendants arrested Thu sday nignt by Chief of Po lice Evans on vagrancy charges, came up before Judge Dunseath yesterday to face the charge. The defendants were charged with hav ing lived off the earnings of women in the restricted district. The trials were not contested and at the end the court prcnouccd the de fendants guilty and sentenced them to serve 9u days in the rour.ty jail. The execution of the sentence was suspeneded for 48 hours that the defendants be allowed an opportu nity to leave town, and it is safe to predict that everyone of thim will be conspicuous by his absence when the time limit expires tomor row afternoon. ? Tonnpah Bonanza Elko as well as nearly all towns in Nevada can spare a few miser able specimens of humanity who manage to wear cood clothes and live in the same disgusting man ner. The authorities should give them the run ir put them to work jn the streets. THE ELKO BOYS The E'ko county boys should be proud of the reception thev received n this city yesterday by the older boys from home. Men are only older boys grown and when the big bright red blood runs in their veins they stand ready to welcome the >nes who bear the banner of the jld home town. The Elko boys lost in the game they played but [he Elko contingent was loyal to them to the kst and cheered every plav. There is nothing like a bunch of boosters at your back and no matter which way the tide turns there is always at which to look and git a smile. ?Carson City News. GBITUABY Irving B. Sheldon. ? Born June 3rd, 1849 ? Died March 4th 1913. The subject of this sketch was a native of New York. For many years he was manager for the Western Union Telegraph Co. He had the honor of belonging to the United States Military Corps dur ing the Civil war and sent some of the messages which startled the nation during those dark and bloody days. At one time he was agent for the S. P. The deceased had resided in Elko twenty-two years. He Waves a widow to mourn his lo$s. Occult Annihilated. Everything Is being clone to put down what Is called the modern crav ing for the occult But, taking all things Into consideration. It Is really dobutful whether It Is not a mistake to check the only means we now em ploy to keep our Imagination alive. This la an age o freallsm. A walk around the Christmas fairs and shops convinced us that even In nursery land Imagination Is checked. The chief characteristic of the season's toys Is realism, and even the babies' books give the wee things facts rath er than fancloB. Our Jewelry Is fash ioned In the form of aeroplanes, the latest craze In dogs, golf clubs, or something of the kind. It Is the real istic school of drama that Is most popular, and poetry may be said to be wholly out of date. Bnt man ? and still less woman ? cannot llvo on this sort of thing long If we stop the pores of our faticy we are bound to become less healthy In mind. ? Ladles' World Aid to Memory. Sally Sweeney was accustomed to visit Calu ay twice every week In or der to get anything needed by the fam ily. Though she could neither read nor write she never forgot nny of the messages with which the family had Intrusted her. Hut once, however, her memory failed her. She hnd been or dered by one of the family to buy a yard of some color of satin. The ac customed word slipped her mind. Hut she was not to be baffled by that little word. She walked Into a dry goods store near at hand, still thinking hard She asked of one of (he clerks: "Say. mister, what is It you call de dlvll. when It ain't dlvll you say to Mm?" "Can you be meaning Sntan?" asked the astonished clerk "Fer she,! Ker sho' De very wan!" cried Sally "Can you gi' me n v?rUT" BEAT ALL RECORDS BADLY Irish Athlete Ran In No Time, for the Stop Watch Had Actually Stopped. An Irish athlete, who was training for a mile race, which he had very high hopes of winning, went one day. accompanied by his man, Fat. to have a trial in a Held convenient to his own house. "Now. Pat." said his master, as he handed him his watch, mind that you note the correct time in which 1 start and finish." Pat, who, by the way. was very proud of his young master's prowess In the athletic arena, assured hiia that he would make no mistake. Now. it happened that by some un lucky chance the watched stopped at the precise moment in which he started to run. Having put his best effort into the race, the athlete finished almost ex hausted. "The time. Pat?" he shouted, breath lessly. Pat immediately pulled out the watch, and. on looking at it for the first time since the start, an expres sion of surprise, mingled with pride, overspread his features. "Begob, sir." he answered, "you have beaten all records, for you uave done it in no time." Within the Nursery Door*. The best covering for a children's p'avroom is cocoa matting, which can easily be taken up and shaken twice ' a week. Uarley and lime water given to a baby strengthens It and helps to J make bone. It also renders the milk readily digestible. It Is an excellent plan to put a piece of white oilcloth under a child's plate. It can be wiped after every meal and < saves the tablecloth. ] Hair pillows are nice for baby's cribs or carriages. They can be w ashed in the hottest of water an J ? dried by artificial means and no dam age is done them. To make baby's hair curl brush It upward and twist It round the Angers (after damping the hair). Brushing downward makes the hair grow straight and smooth Did She Get the Place? "Oh. yis. mum." said Kathleen, ap- , plying for a new situation. "I lived In me last place free weeks, mum, an" though I say it th't shouldn't 1 gev ex cellent satisfaction?" "And why did you leave?" ventured the ladv who was looking for a serv ant. I | "Shure, I couldn't get along wid th' I missus at all. she wor that ould an' I cranky." "Hut mayb? you'll And me old and j cranky, too." "Cranky ye rnay be mum. for sweet : faces like yours is sometimes de- j celvln*. but ye're not ould ? I c'n see j that at a glance!" New England's Advantage. Here is how the spirits of the w ise ; sit in the clouds and mock us. "Even at the risk of arousing western preju dice. I maintain that New England and all broken, hilly, rocky countries have a decided advantage over r?- > glons of great fertility. In that human stupidity and mole-eyed greed can never wholly divest them of forests ? ! that their sterile crags and steep ac clivities must mainly be left to wood forever." ? Horace Greeley. I J. L ARMISTEAD | Painting. Tiniing, nncl Pa|>?'r Hanging I Phone 632 Elko, Nevada I 0. K. Second Hand i Store^ ? -?* I have carload of Sewer Pipe on the way, and will make aewer connections at reaeon able rates.? Give me a call. W. S. DAYTON, Prop. Phone 52 F.lko, Nevada Watch, Clock and Jewelry Repairing un?l orgnivinic* iAH work Knnranim'. Dean Harrison >rofessionai Cards Office hours 9 to 8. undays and evenings by appointment H. C. MI:KTZ. I>. D. S. Dentist Rooms 50 and 52 Flkn Xpv iommercial Hotel DKS. HOOD & WEST Physicians and Surgeons EI*KO NEVADA H. S. TABER. Real Estate-Notary Public. Agent NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Room No. 1, over Drug Store. ilko - - Nevada )tto T. Williams Bruce Glidden Williams & Glidden ATTORNEYS- AT- LAW Office. Dotta lildg. 2LKO ? ? NEVADA hluskey, Springer, Hairston & Hale Attorneys-at-Law )ffice over A. \V. Hesson Co'h Store, 'hone 41"> ELKO, NEVADA H Headers* >o K. E. Calne IK. Van fieri HENDERSON CAINE & VAN FLEET ATTORN KYS-AT-I. A W ELKO ? ? NEVADA Zhas. A. Cantwell E. P Carvi'lc Cant well & Carville Al-Lorncys-At-Low Elko ? - - Nevada a THE First National Bank Elko, Nevada Capital $100,000.00 President ? A. E. K intl>:tll 1st Vice President? C. E. Noble 2nd Vice President ? J A Sowell Cashier ? C. F. Williams Assistant Cashier ? E. E Ennor Interest paid on term and saving* deposits GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS Coal, Doors, Building Paper. Terra Cotta Flues, Lime, Sash Blinds, Etc. Elko Lumber \ Company I LU M B E R I All Orili"-* Kccelvf "rompt Attention L Elko ? ? Nevada >: .?? MiV'itt. kum? swwbc* Plumbing and Drainage THIS is ;i question which will soon be of great interest to a good portion of the people of HI ko. The new ordinance requires that each house shall be properly equipped with plumbing material and that same must be connected with sewer. "r* (iive each member of the family a chance to enjoy a wonderfully refreshing and invigotating bath as often as they feel like it by having a good substantial job done by W. T. Smith & Co. W.T. SMITH CO. YOU HAVE A RIGHT to buy clothes wherever von please; this is a free country, and its your money. The reason for buying them here is: Hart. Schaffner (Sb Marx Clothes 1 Our kind of Service I two advantages you'll not get anywhere else; both worth getting. Reinhart Comp'y D. McELROY REAL ESTATE BROKER ELKO, NEVADA If you want a vacant lot on which to build a home in Klko, or if you want a modern home, or a business of any kind, or a ranch of from l??u acres up to 3000 acres, well stocked, I have it. If you want to buy cattle, horses or sheep, or ii you want t * ? sell any of the above named Real Instate or Stock, LBT US KNOW, and we will find what you want. McELROY i> <:?? ci d <??> o d (mm) <i d <???> o 0=0=0 0 (mam) 0 d (wm~> a d (mm) 0 d I CALL ON US- I wiiHX you want to open an account with a good o strong bank. ? wiikn you want to place funds 011 Certificate of 1 )cp< >sit at a liberal rate of interest. ? wiikn you want to borrow money ?>n personal seen ritv. wiikn you want to make or renew a farm loan. wiikn you want to rvinit money to any place iu this country or the old world. 8 wiikn von want a steamship ticket or a letter ol credit for foreign travel. 2 i a wiikn you want to insure your property. wiikn you want to rent a safety deposit box. a Henderso" Banking Company % Elko ~ta.mu.ki. Nevada 1 v> a -3 A FREE LECTURE ON CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Will be Given by .lu se Clifford P. Smith, C. S. B. Member of the Hoard of Lectureship of the Mother Chureh, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Moston, Mass., at the Bradley Opera House MONDAY, MARCH lOth at 8 p. in., under the auspices of the Christian Science Society, of Ivlko, Nevada.