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From Saturdays Daily. Prof. Geo. E. AnderBon and chil dren returned from California this morning. Mr. and Mrs. Mallet leave to morrow on No. 13 for Gilroy, Cali fornia. They expect to be gone for some time. Edgar McDowell gave this office a pletsant call this forenoon. He is looking well and we were glad to act him again. Nash P. Morton, principal of the Eureka Schoul, has been appointed district attorney of Eureka county. He formerly practiced law in one of the Dakota's and is Baid to be well qualified for the position. This date in history: On De cember 22. 1739, Hans Strubil pater invented limburger cheese. And the next day the members of the local board of trade sent in their resignations.? Cincinnati En quirer. An insane Turk on his way Irotn San Francisco to Constantinople was taken oft No. 10 yesterday afternoon. He is very much insane and is getting worse. Sheriff Har ris said his name was too long to give over the phone. R. H. Laban and family arrived from YVinnemuca yesterday after noon. Mr. Laban bus been the trie graph operator for the Southern Pacicfi for several months and takes the same position in the Elko office of the company. Salmagundi From Monday's Daily Attorney Van Fleet returned from Reno this morning. Praf. Swanger left for Salt Lake yesterday to greet a little girl that came to gladden his home. The mining experts who went to Bullion in the interest of George Wingficld returned yesterday. The stute board of examiners has appointed Paul Gaston of Reno to audit the accounts of the stnte officers. The Northern Elko Livestock Association has withdrawn the re ward of ofFered last summer. See the notice. Rufus Woolverton returned Sat urday night from u visit to Texas. He will leave tonight for his home in Ruby Valley. The state tax commission meets in Carson today as a state board of equalization. It will do the work that was heretofore done by the state board of assessors. Mr. William Myers, one of the old settlers of lluby Valley, is reported very sick nt the home of his daughter, Mrs. Aflred Bruce. Mr. Myers is a veteran of the Civil war and his many friends will re gret to learn that his chances for recovery are slight. According to Arthur L. Smith, government observer at Tahoe City, Lake Tahoc is a foot higher than it was before the recent rain and snowstorms. There wbs more snow on the ground in the vicinity _ of the lake on January 2 thnn was recorded for the entire winter of the normal year of 1909-10. <? A permanent winter refuge of 2,000 acres of land on the east side of Jackson's Hole in Wyoming to for 26,000 hend of Elk has been arranged by the department ?f "grieulture. It is expected that enough hay will be raised on this tract to feed the entire herd. The price of land ranged from $25 to $50 an acre. I<on Currey received a dispatch from Chicago yesterday morning that his daughter, Edith, wns ser iously ill from diptheria and Mr*. Currc, made arrangements to leave last night for h"r daughter*!* bedside. A dispatch in the even ing said that the young lady was much better and Mrs. Currey did not leave. Secretary of tho State Rrodignn reports that the automobile owners of tho state arc complying with the auto license law for the now year much more rapidly than he anticipated. In thismornng's mail ho received fees for forty-seven new licenses. About 1 50 wore re ceived during the latter pnrt of De comber.? Appeal, According to the Salt Lake papers another assessment has been made on the people who are put ting in the 600 ton mill at Aurora With this assessment the new com pany will have raised $800,000? $600,000 for the mill equipment and $200,000 for developments of the mine. It is reported that the mine has 1,000,000 tons of ore that will go $5 or better per ton. The mill will be ready for operation early in the spring. The pay roll for last month was put in circulation today and mer chants were benefitted to the extent of $250,000. The aggregate whs a trifle less than usual owing to the loss ?f time due to the ^Christmas holidays but the bulk of this went to the liquidation of bills, which were more generally settled than was expected after the holidays season of gift giving. ? Tonopah Bonanza. B. F. Miller, the gay lad who made quite a splash in the gay world on a few dollars raised on forgea checks just before Christ mas, had a preliminary hearing be fore Judge Lillis Monday, and was bound over on these charges in bonds of $2500 on each charge. No kind gentleman coming forward to purchase freedom for hi'n, Mill er is boarding at the expense of the County at Hotel Lockett-de-Gay. If it should happen that a year shall elapse before another term of court, as was the case last year, Miller will got his before he guts it. ? Las Vegas Age Salmagundi From Tuesdays Daily. Mrs. J. L. Keyser has returned from Oakland, where she, snent the holidays. Snow fell steadily all the fore noon and the indications look good for a bitf storm. Mr. and Mrs. A I Griswold of South Fork are in town. Mr. Griswold says there will be no shurtago- of water on South Fork the cuuting summer. That bin blue bulge you see in Miss Kansas' stocking log when she puts on her slit skirt is caused by the $29,000,000 she saved this ytai by not having any saloons. The Tonopth Bonanza force was presented with a keg of beer on New Year's Eve. There was no Caper on New Years' Day, insinuat ingly remarks the editor of the Manhattan Post. The gross value of the estate of the late Conouel John Jacob Aster, one of the victims of ihe Titanic disaster, if. $85,890,826, according to a report of reappraiscment filed in New York last week. With only 5 per cent of the pop ulation of the world the United States has 09 per cent of the tele phones. Hut, as the Cleveland J'la n Dealer points out, the line is al ways busy just the same. Montgomery Ward, the remnrk able man built a $40,000,000 mail order business and became a mil lionaire died in Chicago recently aged 70 years. He started ns a clerk at $6 per month and board. Major General Wood told the house military committee that the American army i* in a bad way. We have heard this story before but the American army, in time of need, has always been there like a duck.- dol'jlicld Tribune. Yesterday Higuins, Harris and Lightncr, Carlin burglars, plcid nuilty to the information against them nnd Judge Tober sentenced each to less than a year and not more than lit months in the peni tentiary. Sheriff Harris will take them to Carson tomorrow. Tonopah turned out $63,000,000 in twelve years, or $5,000,000 year which is going sone at the de preciated price of silver. But we have not heard of any one olTeting to compete with Tonopah on the cost of production, which is the lowest in the world. How few peo ple comprehend the magnitude of iHs addition to the world's treas ury?? Bonanza. An announcement has been made that the land of the Truckcc?Carson reclamation project in Churchill county will be reopened for settle ment again in Mny. This land was withdrnwn during the building of the Lahonton dam, so that the homesteaders and others depending on irrigation would be assured of plenty of water. A much earlier date than May 1st may be dccided upon. The surveying ciew of the Great er Humboldt Corooration starts work in Rattle Mountain Tuesday. As the lower end of the basin still has considerable water they are to commence at Argenta and work down. To enable them to find out ! the lowest ulancs for the drainage canal it is necc-ssary to make a thorough contour survey of the whole valley which will take the balance of the winter. ? Humboldt Star. Salmagundi From VVednesdsy's Daily President Wilson has appointed John Skelton Williams for controll er of the currency and member of ^he f (.dotal reserve board. IVuf. Swanger has returned from salt Lake where he went to get ac luuinted with the youngster that irrived at his Inme last week. New England was in the grip of i blizzard yesterday that lashed the Atlantic roast from New York to *Jevv Fjundland with tremendous ury. 1'rof. Moe who is interested in he Kerr & Peterson lease at Rul ion arrived from San Francisco esterday. He is hero to look into nailers pertaining to the lease. The bar and lunch stand at the lew Hotel Mayer were put in com nifsion this morning. In a few i lays every department of the hotel nil he running. Elko can then ioast of the finest hotel between !dii Francisco an! Salt Laks City, lie new Mayer is hour.d to be p.jp ilur with the traveling public. The Farmers and Merchants Nn ional Ma nk of Reno has joined the icw banking system. Its directors hink the ne"w currency law will ic a great benefit to the farmers ind they want part of thu increas d business that is sure to come to ill bank that join. The tax commission is busy hiar ng the attorney's for railroads :ind 'orporat ions toll why their property hould escape taxation in this state. Ve hope the commission will br<ng ill property up to the same level or taxation and that taxdodgrrs if the past will be brought up villi a sharp turn. Sheriir Harris left this afternoon kith Higgins, Harris and Lightner, he Carlin burglars, whom h.e will lelivcr to Wu.den Diokcrson. He wis accompanied by S. R. Lannom, n attendant at the asylum who iHd in charge the crazy Turk and 'clipe Ramos, the crazy man who I ied to enter Mr. Hughes house nsl week. J. I',. Sexton of Palisade was in own yesUrday. He will build a ailroad next spring from a point n t e Eureka Palisade to Pill ion. Work will begin as .soon as he frost goes out of the ground nd he hopes to have trains running icfore 'he end of June. He tele graphed yesterday to Sacramento or two engineers to take the field t once. This is good news for the I I camp. Salmagundi From Thursday's Daily. Charley Lewis brought in 18 ons of Rullion ore yesterday. Superintendent Davis left for billion this morning, lie will re urn this evening. \N. 0. Vorc has our thanks for a opy of the Weekly of May 80th, vliich was missing from our TiIpr. hit Weekly files a ro now complete. * . There are about two hundred nands of religion. Rut thr.t i n't o many when you remember that here are about 78,1K>2,53<1 brands >f cussodness. Conrad Smith of South Fork left f<r Salt I, ;ikc City by the Western j Pacific today with his daughter who will undirgo an i pi-ration for ippcndicitia. The young lady h m liad two attacks of t h?? disease and will now get rid of tho trouble some member. Hope she will soon return with health restored. Salmagundi / From Frjday's Daily Rig flakes of snow that molted ' nearly as fast hh they fell darkened ! the air this forenoon. The storm , continued through th ? afternoon but less snow foil. The attention of stockmen is c tiled to the notice of the forest supervisor in this issue. If you want a grazing permit for tho Ruby National Forest, read the no tice elsewhere. Attorney Caine left Inst night f?r Washington, D. C., where he has business. He will g0 by the southern route and visit several cities of the southland on his way. There are 210 patients in Neva da's Hospital for Mental Diseases. This number is within three or four of the largest number ever in the institution at one time and it is rather crowded. A seam of coal 14 inches thick has been struck at a depth of 300 feet by the Darnics Coal Mining company at Coaldale, near Tono uah. The Bonanza says the coal is the equal of the best Kock Sprints coal. Yesterday afternoon in th^Dis trict Court of this dis.'rict three cases wore filed by Mack, Green & Heer representing the Greater Humboldt Corporation against Wm. Kearney state engineer. The suits are for the rights of certain waters of the Humboldt river. ? Carson News. i he C arson News is now after Senator Vittrnan. The News a.-cuscs him of "welching" on the appoint ment of Bert Mcintosh for IJ. S. District Attorney. If the News were less prejudiced against every-! one and everything democratic, it would cut more ice with the read ing public. According to Arthur L. Smith, government observer at Tahoe Citv, lakeljhoe, is a foot .higher than it was before the recent rain arid j snowstorms. There was more snow on the ground in the vicinity of the lake on January ?. than was record ed of the entire winter of the nor mal year of 15)09-10. More than four tons of ? rabbits were slain in a rabbit drive which took place near Ely a few days ago about a hundred guns being in the drive and the total number of rab bits killed were 1113 which were distributed among the people of Ely for h rabbit dinner. A story is current in I.ondon that the Chinese government ^bs de cided to form a mail steamer com pany with a modest capital of $60. 000,000, two-fifths to be supplied by the government and merchants and the remainder to be raijrd by Chinese abroad and the interior. I he fleet is to be composed of forty steamers. The mining companies o Tnno pah will tost the law passed by the lajt legislature prohibiting miners who do not understand English from working in the mines of the Slate. M. U. Hla ?kburn. superin tendent of the Tonopah Mining Company, has been arrested for violating the law and has been re leased on nominal bonds and the ease appealed to the s tpreme court. The suit is a friendly one arranged between. the district attorney and Hit: Mine Operator's Association. NEW TOWN; NEW PAPER Hut few people in the northern and central part ot Nevada know that n new town is springing up in the southern part of Nye county, in ? he lower end of the state. Yet there it is, and it has already rir.en to the distinction of being able to support a weekly paper. The name of the town is Carrara and the paper will be known as the Obelisk. There are several industries work ing in that section, principal among which is a marble quarry operated by a Los '\ngclos Company, and it V* extracting and shipping a quality of mnrhlc equal to the Italian pro duct.? Appeal. MGNEIKHEMMT W. T. McNeil, former lesseu of this paper, was granted a divorce from his former wife yesterday and last evening lie was married to Miss Isabella Sherritt. The ceremony was performed at the Hdptist parsonage by Kev. Charles Mcll arness, pastor of the church. Mr. and Mrs. McNeil left Inst evening bv the Western Pacific for Carlin, near which they will live for a time on a homestead which they nave taken up. The Independent extends con* I'ratulntions and wishes Mr. and Mrs. McNeil prosperity and happi ness. FUGS FOR NEVADA'S SHIP The battleship Nevada is going to have a splendid stt of tlags to fly from her must if the ladies of the Relief Corps of the Grand Army in Nevada know what the are do ing. There are four local lodges or Corps in Nevada, Custer Corps No 15, of Carson, O M Mitchel Corps No 27, of Reno, Phil Keav nev Post, ??! Virginia and Gettys burg No 122 of Tonopah. The members of these irganizations have agreed that they will raise the sum necessary to buy and present to the ship bearing the name of their State a set of the finest flags to be had in the market. They have sent for samples and prices, and selected the very finest and highest priced that was offered. A silk flag, the common every day Old Glory, a naval battalion flag, and a State flag have been ordered at a cost of $30 The ladies of the State posts of the organization have decided to raise the money to pay for these by giving a series of en tertainments, the proceeds to go into the fund. The first of these entertainments will be given in the Opera House in Carson on Lincoln's birthday, February*12 and will take the form of a play to be staged by the ladies of the corps assisted by soma local talent. The name of ? be" play is to be the "The Butter fly." Further attractions will pro bably be added and as they occur to the ladies from time to time the program will be given pub licity.? Carson News. SALT LIKE WAY GET W. P. GENERAL OFFICES B. F. Bush, president of the Mis souri Pacific, Denver & Rio Grande and Western Pacific, is said to be considerng a plan for the removal of the general offices of the Denver & Rio Grande from Denver to Salt Lake, says the Salt Lake Herald Republican. It is believed that ouch a move would effect a large annual saving in expenses. The Western Pacific is being supervised by the Rio Grande officials and as the general offices of the operating detriment nre 1,800 milrs away from the coast terminus of the line difficulty, it is said, has been experienced in getting quick results. It was sta'ed yesterday by a Denver & Rio Grande official that the removal of the general cffices from Denver to Salt Lake is being serioulsy considered and that esti mates are being made at this time as to the cost of operating the com bined offices in Salt Lake. Suitable quarters arc bring 1 oked over. It is said that President Bush thinks that great -r efficiency can be ob tained by having the general offices of the company at n more central point on the line. HOW'S THIS? We offer Ono^ Hundred Dollars for any ense of Calarrh^tbat can not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 16 years, and believe him perfectly honorable in all business transactions and fi nancially able to carry out any ob ligations made by his firm. National Bank of Commerce, Toledo, 0. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in ternally, acting directly on the blond and muconus surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price 7fi cents per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Take Halls' Family Pills for con stipation. New Explotlva. Trotol Is tho name of a now oxplo slvo said to bo tho snfnst blRh ex plosive known. Its formula was worked out by Lieut. Harold C. Wood ward. an officer In tho Now York Na tional Guard. Hlx ouncea of trotol, It la said, will do tbo work of 12 ounoM of dynamlto. sordid Tnouftht. Wlint a largo number of lawyers tbo Incomo tax tanglo Is going to innko happy. If thcro bo truo happiness In raking In fees. Paper From 8eawead. Paper made from sonweed baa boon Invented by an Knghsli chemist. It Is alleged to bo fireproof, waterproof and odorless. Dally Thought. Preserving the health by too strict i regimen Is a wearisome malady.-? La Rochefoucauld. ELKO HOLDS BACK TUXES OOE STATE With the exception of Elko, every county in Nevada has turned over to the state treasurer its propor tion oJ the taxes due the state. El ko refuses, however, to ecnd in its pro rata till the state re imburses it for the expense of sending its books and tax rolls to Carson last fall, when thev were submitted to and investigated by the Tax com mission. As a result of Elko's mulishnesj, for it can be termed in no other way, every state fund is tied up. as the appropriations therefor cannot be made till the money from every county is avail able. ISlko insists that the old claim must bo paid before she will send in the money and the attorney general declares that the state does no1: owe it, as the claim is illegal.? Carson Appeal. The Appeal is unfair in the above statement. Treasurer Miller has paid all of the state's proportion of taxes to the state treasurer . xcept $69.30 which he claims is due the county as the state's proportion of the expenses of taking the assess ment rolls to Carson for examina tion by the tax commission and its proportion of $125 allowed Miss Keith as deputy treasurer during the collection of taxes. He holds the receipt of State Treasurer Mc Millan for ?59,990.41, being the full amount due the state on the first installment of taxes, less the SG9.30 in controversy. This amount has been certified bv the county auditor to Treasurer Miller as the law directs and vouchers for the same have been sent to the state controller, but hove been disallow ed by that officer. Treasurer Miller claims, and rightly too, that the expense of 385 in sending the books to the state tax oemmission and the $125 paid to Miss Keith were expenses caused wholly by the state and that the state should pay its proportion of these amounts. Previous to this year he had no assistance in the collection of taxes. But this year, by reason of the tax commission holding the books at Carson, the auditor was unable to turn over the books to him in time for him to do the work and assistance was absolutely necessary. As the state was the cause of the delay, be says it must pay its proportion of the expense the county incurred. Although Attorney General That cher holds that the state is r.ot lia ble for the $69.30, Treasurer Miller holds just as firmly that the slaters liable and says he will not pay an other cent. Efforts ha- e been made to have him pay the disputed amount under protest, but he re fuses to be caught ir. such a net. His account with the state is bal anced and will remain so. If any further steps are taken, the state must take them. GEORGE W. MERRILL George W. Merrill, for many years a political power in Nevada, died in San Francisco Saturday, where he has lived since 1890. He was buried this afternoon at the National cemetery in the Presidio there under the direction of George H. Thomas post, G. A R., of which he was past commander. F?r five successive terms he was district attorney of Eureka county in this state and served as a member of the legislature at different times being speaker of the assembly in 1881. Col. Merrill was born in Mbine in 1837. He moved west at an early age. When the war broke out ho enlisted ntid at its close was a captain of theSixtioh Indiana reg iment. Shortly afterward he came to Nevada, where he at onco look a commanding position at the bar. In 1885 he was appointed by President Cleveland to bo minister at the court ?f King Kalakaua at Honolulu, which |)0*t ho retimed until 1889. Col. Merrill was a Mason of the highest degrees in tho York and Scottish rites and was a member of tho Sons of the American Revo lution and the Militniy Order of the Loval Legion. ? Reno Gazette. t.ovo and Faults. Whoro lovo is growing thin, wo will find, If wo look cloudy, thnt (milts aro I (rowing thick. ? Florida Times-Union. IN OLDJMDMRK Mr. Hansel baa purchased the old building that has for ? evera years beec used as the office of the Mayer Hotel and will move it to bis ranch northeast of town. This old building is one of the landmarks of the town. It was built by the late Fred Wilton in 1870 and did duty as a residence for many years. It stuod on the alley back of the new hotel and was moved from there to the ground now occupied by the new hotel. It was used as a lodging house until the first Mayer hotel building was ereeted a few years ago. Since then it has been the hotel office. What a storv this old building could tell if it had the power of rpeech! Stories of birth and death, hapoiness and sorrow, prosperity ?nd poverty arc a part of its his tory. Now the uld landmark goes to a ranch but its history will cling to it. . THE COUNTY HOSPITAL The county hospital is a very ex pensive institution to the taxpayers and will be found more expensive in years to come unless a different system for its management is put in operation. In saying this we are not criticising Steward Tuber in any way, neither are we finding fault with the commission ers. We are merely stating a fact that is plainly evident to all who will look into the present condi tions. With this heavy expense comes the question of a change in the system of conducting the hospital or the continued increase in its cost. We believe that with the proper satudy system could be devised that would make the hospital less expensive and at the some time add to its efficiency. This we leave to the proper author ities to solve. Last month Steward Taber'a bill amounted to $767.25 for the board of the patients alone. Add to this < the amounts paid for coal, w^ter, medicines and physicians and the total expense of the hospital for last month was over a thousand dollars. We knew no taxpayer whn ob jects to paying for the care of old broken down men and women but thev do complain of supporting a class of middle-aged and young men who squander their earnings in drink and riotous living md when sickness or other misfortunes overtakes them become a county charge. There should be some way devised to make this classs pay for their board and treatment. But we started out to corrcct a report that is floating around thai Steward Tabev does not fi e a monthly report with the commis sioners. There is no foundation for this report as a sworn report is filed with the county clerk every month and is approved by the coun ty commissioners. At the icqucbt of taxpayers we pub'i-jh the names of the patients in the hospital during December 1913. They are as follows: J Guinnip, L Miller, W Young, A1 Becker, C Kilpatrick, R Snun der, E D Hart, Wm. O'Brien, Georg Ham, Carrie Ham, P Kill kineney, F Thomas, P Holm, P Nu gent, C Iverson, J Snowdown, G Edwa.'ds, Tom Quail, W P Bush, L Glenglia, J O Kobsrts, T Lovelady, J Brown, S Jones, H Bullen, W C Miller, E Watson, P Nayes, G Kes sler, E Clork, E Buckley, M Ma douma, J O'Dell, Indian Frank, H Williams, Cy Brown. J Reed. Of these P Nayes died during the month and L Gllnglia, T Lovelady, E Clark, M Madouma, J O'Dell and Indian Frank were discharged. tho county paid for 1023 days board for the inmateB at 75 ccnts a day. _ FlfiSfllATIONAL BANK The stockholders meeting of the First National Bank was held yes terday and the old board of direct ors wns elected. Tho director* held a meeting this forenoon and elected the officers of the bank, declared tho usual 4 per cent semi-annual dividend and voted to join the re gional bank system. From PresN dent Kimball we learned that the bank is in a prosperous condition and that $10,000 wns added to its surplus fund. Mr, Kimoall speaks very favorably or t-the now <ur? rency law.