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A FAMILY SNAP (?rover Cleveland when presiden' laid down the rule iliut Dublin office was a public trust, but our present stntc officers, according to The Nevada Rock roller, have changed C'levelar.ds's rule tu road public office is a family snap. The Rockroller gives t h?* following list of state officers ci ployinv relatives in their office?: I'ir.tt conies our Secretory of State with his wife and riece, also another relative, Frank Pyne. As sistant Libra rian, and a Republican deputy, John l.eggtMl and his wife. IVctty goc.d bunch for a man who was elected by the Democratic pat ty. Before you go down the line on these names, jjst dwell a 111 intent an I t link. Thin comes our Surveyor-General with one of his family. This office on account of tie Carey Act pr.ys mi added amount to his regular salary of $1200 a year ar.d when that is added to his Hilary it ought to he requisite for the maintain anre of his family without the ad (Ji'ional family appointments, and all down the line tve go. Treasurer McMillian has his wife lor ar. official helpmate. Nothing is going to get away from that family, the pie is ireod an. I must not lie ovei looked Next in order is our dear old safe guard of the Treasury, Jake Kgger.*, for tnose whom he does riot like. He has his wife eating n piece of the pie. Next is Charles Norcross, I'ublic itj C'Mnmissioiu r. with his brother's brot,ier-in-law as Se.relary, with nothing to do; only watc** "Agri cultural Nevada" that it dois not J.'et any dust on it because it's a 000 pri?.e of this administration of our goodfellow system. Ami we must also remember our ? ritnd John Kd wards Itray who has his wile. Yes, a vtry capable lady and om? of the foremost women; '?rainy and with great eneivv, and we fully believe that John Kdv.anis cjuld not get along without Mrs. Rray's coaching and general all round help. Afi! Next we have in line our Old t if?i e f r ii rxl Mine Inspector I'M Ryan, with his two sisters just over from Colorado, with a place to plant their Lulls before they have had lime to soil their -hots, and this happens with the aid ami connivance of a Democratic supre macy. PROGRESS IN THE KIIGHEN The fact that a thing lias always been done in a certain way ? the mere precedent - limits originality and halt progress. For example: In a recent issue of the Survey the question why kitchen sinks have been made so low was discussed. No one teemed able to explain. Finally a certain maker discovered that the original sinks were made when the washing of dishes and oilier sink-walk was done ia wood en tubs with high sides. Such a tub when used in a high sink came up too far, so the sink was made low. I'urlhermire, as running walcr and fixed faucets had not long been made, the tub had to be lifted out of the sink and the lower Ihc f-if k the lignlet* the lift. Though im provements in faucets, dishpnis an I other accessories of kilchen sinks linvi been made no one has seemed to realize that the sink could be improved by raising. So women were ?and are ? compelled to en dure discomfort when doing their ordinary houshohl work. There inny he a certain percentage of incnnVcn i< nee to he readied before the hu man mind gra?pt; the fact that Fume Ibing must be nllered, The wise inventor says The Journal of Ameri can Medical Association, attain* a reputation for hrillinncy by mak ing his invention before Iho need becomes obvious to others. THE STATE'S FINANCES According to the state con troller's report of June 29th, Ne vaila lias $352,547.06 in coin in its treasury, while it has collateral, which together with available coin brings the state treasury assets up to th?- healthy sum of $2,851, 484.42. Of this total Massachu setts three per cent bonds represent an outlay of Nevada's state money amounting to $797,000, while Ne vada hns $31:5,000 of bonds from the same state bearing three and one-half per cent interest. Mean while other securities from other states are held as follows: Idaho four per cent bunds, $185, '100; California state highway four per cent b ind, $232,000; New Mex:co. five per cent state bonds, $125,000. In addition the state treasury has irredeemable Nevada state school honds amounting to $:?80,000, Clark county six per cent bonJs to the amount of $75,000, Churchill county high school five per rent bonds to the amount of $0,000 and Nye county six per cent bonds of a value of $19,000. Now although it would probably require a constitutional amend nent th?; time is at hand when the de mand is general that authority shall lie granted anil the practice invok ed of making loans upon state real estate, including the faims of Ne vad.i, anil from the surplus moneys of Nevada's treasury. Plainly there is no advantage in the state loaning its surplus f'*nds to its enmities, for county bonds of ap proved value, (it for investment of the state's money, are eagerly tak en by bond buyers from abroad, thus introducing within Nevada much needed outside capital, whi'h is denied Nevada under present prtctice. Hut the- new farming districts of Nevada need money and need '.t badly and the, state's treas ury might well be invoked to stim ulate finances here and elsewhere, whe e early d.iy struggles are marked by an extreme scarcity of money with which to prosecute agricultural development. I he state of Oregon has loaned money from certain of its school funds to farmers for many years. It is recorded that the plan has been ox'romely fruitful and that abuses have been few and far be tween. Thus the commonwealth has been a decided factor in the development of its farming re sources and although the interest charged has been nominal the in come derived in this manner by the I state has been a highly gratifying one. It would seem that the wiseacres who enact Nevada's la*- have been without originality or resource in time past. They have met and passed needless lows which subse quently slumber, protesting against disinterment, while needUss laws have been passed by. ? Churchill Standard. SHOTGUNS OF RARE VALUE Two shotguns which were carried by the Mexicans, Mike Modino and C'a'lo Kodrigura, when they bur glarized K. J. Thoctcer's ranch house near Mill City last February, and which were not recovered with the other stolen property were found a few davs ago in n roem in Mr?. Cantro's house. The guns had been hidden by the men who engaged a room at the place a day or two after the robbery and stopped there a nigh I or two. One of toe ruiis is highly prized by Mr. Tharker and* be is greatly pleased over its recovery. The weapon is n sawed-off Hnrgess magazine shot gun, an old-time make of which only a few were manufactured. It was used by Mr. Thacker's father, .1. N. Thaeker, when ho wan a nuwn^cr in the employ of Wells Fargo company. Me was for over twenty years chief detective for the express company and was at ine time sherilT of this county. He died two years ago.? Humboldt Star. WHEAT SICKNESS IN KANSAS Kansas is developing a new mal ady. It is "wheat sickness." The , traveller looking from the car windows at mile after mile of bil , lowing wheat field imagines him self at sea. He cannot shake off the delusion and consequpnces follow over which the Kansas poet recorders draw a veil. We aie told than one an who "had been to Europe several times" could not look upon the wheat when it was waving under the Kansas sun with out being overcome. We are be ginning to find out "what is the matter with Kansas." It is "wheat sickness," which i.?, like gout, the retribution for too much pros perity. A few years ago Kansas suffered from "mortgagitis" and before that from "populists." The latter malady was characterized by prolonged h"sterical outbreaks of whiskers and a general disposition to boycott creCitors. The unpleasant physical effects of "wheat sickness" are not of long duration, and the cause of its ap pearance is creditable to Kansas and bonfflcial to the nation at large. ? Boston Transcript. IBA SISCO More and more every year the voteis of t ie nation are breaking away from party ties' and showing their independence at the polls. This spirit of independence has made Ira Sisco an independent candidate for constable, of Elko township Mr. Sisco served as deputy con stable under Frank Fernald and made a good record as a capable, eMicient oflieer. He knows the duties of the office and has the ability and courage to perform them. He submits his record as a citizen and an officer to the voters of K'ko townsnip and asks for their support at the November election. A DRY CROWD One governor, several lieutenant governor's, a number of congress men, the sergeant and assistant sergeant-at-arms of the nntional house of representatives and the members of the citizens greater Fourth of July committee were the first persons outside official circles ?>f the navy to feel (he effect of the order of Secretary of the Navy Daniels prohibiting intoxicants on boaid United States ships or in the government navy yards, after June HO, says the 1'hilp.delphia I'resc. On their visit as the guests of the com mittee, to the nation's shrines in Philadelphia and its environs yes terday, they were taken to I.mgue | island. There the object of great est interest for all was the battle ship Michigan, wMch returnrd re cently from Vera Cruz, where the men from the ship took pBri in the fighting. Captain Niblnck and Captain B nson, commandant of the yard were doing the honors. The party had reached Captain Niblnck's quarters on the ship. Then the gallant captnin in the midst of his visitors, said: "If yon had come before June 30 I could have ordered you some re freshments. As it is, I could order some nice lemonade lor you." There was n smacking of lips be cause the ride to nnd front Valley Forg?, had parched their throats, "i won't though, for I know you wouldn't enjoy it," he said. "How aliout some ginger ale?" captain, some one inquired. "I wouldn't permit ginger ale to come abroad," said the captain, 'It contains Bix per cent alcohol." "Well, how about somo grape juice?" some one laughingly asked. "Same with grape juice." re plied the Michigan's captain. "It has two per cent alcohol. No al cohol allowed abonrd? for drinking purposes. THE FREE PRESS BUSTS "I The Free Press man hud another bad spell yesterday, the cause of it being the jolt the commissioners gave him when they granted the Bell Telephone company the fran chise fur their line through Court street. In his idL vaporing he says we deliberately lied in giving the number of property owners on ' I Court street interviewed bj the' commissioners on Tuesday who' favored granting tl e franchise. Jr. Wednesday's issue, we stated that the commissioners interviewed 44 of the residents and property own ers on Court street and 38 of thim favored granting the franchise, pro viding the company could noi go through an alley with its poles. Those figures were given to us Tuesday night by Commisssioner Griswold. Wednesday mottling when the board was in session, and all three commissioners pres ent. we asked them the result o> their canvass of the Court street residents and propprty owners and were given the same figures by each and all of them. So it is plainly seen that if there is a lie out, which we do not admit, it did not originate with the wtiter. Against the word of the commis sioners we have the statement of Mr. Steninger. We leave the mat ter with our readers as to which is the most worthy of belief. So far as lusir.g our reputation for truth ar.d integrity is concern ed, we are frank to say that vie do not believe anything that Mr. Sten ineer ^ay say can injure it in the least. Instead of worrying over what may happen to our reputation for truth and integrity, he should more carefully guard his own, so fflt as telling the truth is concern ed. Pick the beam out of your own eye, neighbor, before hunting a mote in another's eye. We tiHrdly know what he means by Here in unother opportunity for its pditor to crawl." Perhaps he refers to the article which said that Attornty Gedney told him to "Go and forge tome more names," during his speech Monday after noon. In Wednesday's issue we did state that we had been informed that Mr. Gedney did not use the word forge. Since that we have investigated the matter further and are convinced that Mr. Gedney used substantially the language attributed to him in Tuesday's is sue. Whether or not it was spoken in a sarcastic vein, we Hre not able to say. The opin >?ns of those who heard the remark differ ?s to its sarcastic nature If this is crawl ing, we hope ,.tr. Steninger will enjoy it. CONGRESSMAN ROBERTS The following from the Washing ton Times of July 7th, gives Con gressman Roberts of Nevada a pretty severe jolt. It does not seem to appreciate our congress man's humorous efforts nor the glory he is reflecting upon our state. Perhaps, the Times is prejudiced in favor of the son in law : Congressman Roberts of Nevada aspires to fame as the humorist of the (louse, lie has introduced a string of the funniest little mea sures ever heard of; the late?.t tir ing a provision that the hall of the? House shall bo, on one day of cnch week, at the disposal of the Chau tauqua lecturers in Congress. We don't mind tipping In r?ir. Roberts that if he knew just the quality of laughter his humor in spired, he would probably get ser ious. He oughtn't to covet all the glory, anyhow. Heing the father, in-law of Walter Johnson might reasonably satisfy one man. Why wouldn't it be a good idea for Walter to take on tho Congress sional duties of father-in-law on the days when he isn't pitching? There is increasing impression, among people who hnve been unable to escape the devastation of father in-lnw'n humor, that it would con siderably rai?e the standard of Ne vada's representation in the House. WARNING AGAINST ALFALFA An Iowa paper publishes the fol low ing letter received last winter from one of its farmer suhscibers: "If you d.in't want lots of trou ble, ilon't sow alfalfa. Aleng in the middle of June, when the corn needed cultivation most, we had to stop and cut that darned alfalfa patch. It was in bloom three feet hign. We had to haul in twenty loads of hay cfT of it. In July the folks in town invited us to spend a week attending Chau tauqua. I suppose that they were glad when -they got my post card announcing that we could not co?ne because we had to cut that blamed alfalfa patch again Gee, it was hot hauling in that hay. Worser still, I was fod enough to go to work and sow five more bushels of alfalfa seed. The only rest I'll get hereafter from hauling in alfalfa will be on rainy days. It got to raining again in Sep tember n <id about the first thinir I knew that darned alfalfa was three feet high and all in bloom. It had to have another hnir cut. Then Barnum & Baily circus came to town and darn my buttons if I didn't have to tnUs that circus fur the first time in forty years to haul alfalfa, i got mad then and turned the pigs, cows and calves into it and still the blamed stuff kept growing to heat the cars. They couldn't keep it down; but eee they got fat on it! But still this alfalfa hay that we sweat so ruttin' and stnekin' makes miehty fine sturtin' for the cows these cold ground-hog d?tys. Every thing on the place cats it, except the hired girl, and she hiint be(ti here long. FAVORS EQUAL PROTECTION In the recent opinion written by Judge Talbrt on the constiutional ity of the divorce law, one para graph is of especial interest to suffragists. In regard to the pica of the petitioners that the United States constitution guarantees to citizens of the various states equal protection of the laws, the supreme justice points out that the rights of citizens of the United States con stitution guarantees are not always the same, for instance, "in this and many other states females, al though citizens and residents for the period required by males, are not allowed to vote." The opinion verv plainly points out the dis crimination of the laws against wo men citizens, an injustice that the men of Nevada have the opu.irun ity to correct on November 3, 1914. ? Carson News. WASHINGTON MONUMENT The first stone of the Washington monument in the capital of the country was laid by President I'r.lk sixty-six years n?o today. More than thirty-six years passed before the caj.-stone was set in position in 1881. The height of the monument above the ground is 555 fort ond M the loftiest structure of its kind in the world. However, it stands sixth in height nmnng the man built struc tures of the world. Eiffel tower in Paris lisrs to nearly twice its height, and even the 1000-foot tower of which Frenchmen arc so proud will soon be surpassed by a tower to be built in Buenos Ayres, Argentina. In New York there are four buildings- the Woolworth, Metro olitan, Singer and municipal build ings ? whose topmost pit uncles are loftier than the Washington monu ment. The memorial to the "father of his country" is only nine feet high er than the Mole Antonelliann in Turin, Italy, while the spirea of the cathedrals at IHm and Cologne; in Germany, ai pronch it in height. The highest point reached by the builders of the ancient world was achieved in the pyramid of Cheops at Memphis, Egypt, which is 450 feet in heigh!. H. U. CASTLE H. U. Castle, the present incum bent, tells the republican voterB of Klko township that he wants an other tirm as justi ?- of the peace. He was elected two yenrs ago this fall and his record in office has been good. He attends to his duties and enforces the law without fear or favor. If a republican must bold this office, we know of no on" of that political faith that would fill it better. He submit!: his name to bis party and asks for its endorse ment at the primary. If nominated and elected, he promises the same attention to duty that has marked bis course in office. FEWER UNEMPLOYED Cr.eering news of an improve ment in business conditions comes from the State of Pennsylvania. An investigation in a score of cities made by a financial and trade review, discloses that the number of unemployed is diminishing, that all kinds of plants are working more hours than at any time dur ing the past nine months, and that therp is a general feeling of stabil ity. A large locomotive company is recalling men laid off last winter. Coke ovens generally arc in op eration. Reports are guod as to the textile establishments. Silk milks are running on a 100 per cent basis end the shoe industry on a 70 per cent basis. When business improves in f'enn svlvania, a great mtning nnd manu facturing region, it always grows better throughout the entire coun try. ? Boston Globe. THE SUCCESS "of MEDIATION The result of the Mingara Falls conference, so far as it has gone is such a triumph f >r I'resiJnnt Wilson's much misunderstood pol icy as to astonish even the staunch ost supporters of the president. In fact the result of this mediation conference, which the easily dis heartened were railing a failure only yesterday, may fairly be called prodigious and unprecedented in the history of international rela tions. It will be hard for many persons to realize all that has been accomplished by Mr. Wilson's ac ceptance of the good iiffices, but the result will loom large in his tory, and it ought to he taken as a wholesome antidote to many of our ill?, real and imaginary in cluding business depression, in it all there is nothing more satsfac* lory tr an the assured fti<*i of our establishment of relations, with the principle countries of South Ameri ca which should be of great mutual benefit hereafter. ? New York World. LIKELY TO OCCUR AGAIN Virginia City, Nevada, is said to have seen the aay "-hen it put fifty thousand people to bed at night. Some of these occupied glittering suites, in the International, which stands today as grimly if not as proudly as in the days when it *aa the most awe-inspiring hotel west of Chicago. The original Wells Fargo & Co. Kxpreas building look# though it wore worn out with the dust and bullion that came and went over its counters. The old Slock Kxchange building has not lost its dignity altogether. Mnny iron shuttered brick walls tell of a precaution which in thwarting fire nnd robbcrr., thwarting also the fingers of time. Virginia City in a reservoir of mellowed romance. It is a monument recalling some thing which, in'this unaccountable Nevada, is as likely to occur again. Nature has been wonderfully kind, but nttcr all it took giants to make the Comstock. And tho race of giants is not extinct.? Rufui Steele. PAYING OFF THE MEXICAN REBELS In one of the standard magazines recently there appeared an interest ing article relative to the "paying off" of the rebel soldiers, written by John K. Winkler, u well known newspaper correspondent, from which the following is extracted: One of the most amusing mani festations of martial life in Tam pico these days is furnished when the rebel soldiers are paid off. This morning I watched the men of a crack company of the Third regiment receiving their daily stipend of cne peso. The company consisted of ~ thir teen men and two bovs. The boys wore shoes. So did some of the men. Two of the men were attired in a codiume thit might have pass ed for a uniform. Each sported a pair of khaki trousers and a shirt. Thp undershirts of the < ther men were a symphony in colors. Vivid carmine vied with imperial Roman purple. The company was drawn up on the veranda of the custom house. The soldiers carried their riflles, some on their right shoulder, some on their left. One of the boys, who could not have parsed the age of ten, had sawed off half the harrel of his .ifle. It was still too heavy and h? held it between his legs while he rolled a cigarette. The ccmpany paymaster was the second lieutenant. He squatted on the steps in front of his men and thumbed a tiny pi.e of new one peso constitutional notes. He called a roll from a penciled list and ? shades of West Point ? he main tained his sprawling position while he did it. While their names were being read the Mexican warriors stood in a line that was about as straight as a pumukin vine. Some scratched furtively at their tattered trouser legs. Others stolidly smoked their cigarettes and flat footedly clumped forward when their names were eallled. They examined the money care fully on both sides, rubbed their hands over its surface, rolled it un in a tiny ball and tightly clinched their fis's over it. Impatiently they maintained the line formation until all had been paid. Then, the boys leading the entire company scurried overjto the market place. The soldier kids invested theft money in large sticky gobB of fly laden -sweets, while the men bought mescal and cigarettes. Within half an hour moat of the redoubtable warriors were stretch ed along the railroad track in the shade of a line of freight cars in sw eet and blissful slumber, which would ho voluntarily disturbed only when another pay nnrning rollej nround. These pay mornings arc by no means daily affairs. Very often the soldiers must rent content to receive nothing for a fortnight. Their stipend depends upon "a variety of things? chief of which is the amount of constitutional money engraved ami shipped from the interior. Often the officers and men must wait until sufficient "voluntary" contributions and "loans" have horn made to the cause by the citizens of 'Jampico anrt foreign business men. Strange to say, the "voluntary" contributions come almost invari ably from townsfolk who are known in the past to have been friendly with the federals. i*rank Do I'retto, former convict in theNcvndn stnte prison has been arrested at Thompson Falls. Mont., and tHken to Salt Lake City. He is charge.: vith the murder of Julio Anselmo in Salt Lako City April 10 and with tho killing of Kugcno Allen in Bingham Canyon on April ir?.