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ELKO, NEVADA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 191* h.r *5 ,u NUMBER 4,7 A PACK OF SIX RECENENTLY SEEN ON NORTH FORK OF THE HUMBOLDT RIVER FOOT PRINTS AS LACE AS NEW FOUNDLAND DOG, PROBABLY TIMBER WOLVES FROM OREGON A pack of six wolves, evidently ol the timber wolf variety of Oregon, wan Been n few days ago near the Toole Creek ranch owned by Mis. M. Glassier, by Charles and Wellington Wetland who were out riding after cattle. The animal* showed no fright when approached, in fact seemed more curious than anything else, and ui they slowly trotted across the hill, one and then another would slop and watch the mounted horsemen. Chalmers McCormlck, superintend ent of the Mort an Hill ranches, who la In 1-Jlko today, says that wolves have made their appearance un~T7!s ranches also. At the home ranch on North Fork, a particularly large one was seen several days ago. Its tracks as large as those of a Newfoundland do$<. When seen It was devouring a large calf, nearly a year old, which it evidently had Just killed. Mr. Mc Cormlck says that he has recently misled a number of small calves and he 1ms no doubt that they have fallen prey to wolves. While wolvc-e are not common In this section, this Is not the llrst re port of their having been seen here. Last fall one was seen Just south of i:iko and it was tracked for several miles by a hunter who was told about it, but In- was unable to overtake it. It was evidently following a band of sheep (hat was moving south to the winter range. A day or so later another made its appearance at the hot springs south of town. It trotted past the hotel no further than thirty yards away, while John Oarrecht and Hob Cfiton were seated on the porch. Cattlemen from the northern part of the county report having missed a large number of young slock lately and It is believed that they have been killed and eaten by wolves. Mr. Mc Cormlck has become considerably concerned over tint matter and he has arranged for a couple of trappers to try to gel rid of them. Others, It It! said, will try the same means, and it Is probable that the next legisla ture will be asked to (Ix a stiff boun ty 011 them. Hon. K. c. Hlddell, of Starr Valley, was an arrival In the city yesterday. A SESSEUSS M ALL UNCALLED FOR Undoubtedly this is the most stup id, most senseless, most unnecesary , war of modern times. It is a war ' that was not desired by Oermaiiy, I tan assure you, but it was forced j upon us and the fact that we were so effectually prepared to defend our ! helves is now being used as an argu | ment to convince the world that we 1 desired the conllict. I The above are the words with j which Frederick Williclm, the Ger ! man Crown I'rlnce, opened the first Interview that was ever given by him J to a foreign newspaper man. These words prefaced the Ur.st direct state ' ment made to the press by any mem ber of the German lloyal family since the outbreak of the war. "I'm sorry therefore 1 cannot die- J cuss politics," the Crown I'rlnce said j and ho continued: "From the lowest to the highest ! all know we are light Ing for our ex istence. Since* we know the present [ war was forced on us, It becomes our highest duty to anticipate the strugle by every necessary, possible preparation for the defense of the Fatherland against the iron rjni; which our enemies of yesterday have been carefully, steadily welding about us. The fact that we foresaw, and as far as possible forestalled, the at tempt to crush us within this ring, and the fact that we were prepared to defend ourselves Is now being used as an argument In the attempt to convince the world that we not only wanted the conflict, but are respon sible for it. "No power on earth ever will he able to convince our people that this war was not engineered wholly and solely with a view of crusl'Jng the German people, their government, in stitutions and all that they hold dear. As the result, you will iln<l the tier man people one grand unit, imbued with the magnificent spirit of self sncrlflce." O VISITED SALT LAKE CITY Mr. and Mrs. Win. Kngerl return ed yesterday from a short visit to Salt I.ako City. They report rtie lake elly as quiet but the business houses have taken on mi unuustiRlly attractive appearance, holiday goods being on display. They report a very pleasant visit. I //I\V -V> C.1 ON DECEMBER 10TH Wo Will Have the most Comprehensive]; Display of Christmas Presents Kver Shown. From One Dollar lip. We will he pleased to Show You Our Entire Stock ~L. J. UIINTERMANTEL HELM CO. WATCH REPAIRING ENGRAVING AND STONE SETTING GOLGONDA HAS SIS, 009 BLAZE! Sunday Golconda was visited by a ' tostiy lire about G o'clock ia tiie ev ening, says the Winncmucea Siar. The flro started in tin* store building foimerly occupied by the Galconda Mercantile company, and this building and the big warehouse next to it be longing to Tajior and Slieehan were totally destroyed. The Golconda Mer cantile company had about $2,000 worth of merchandise stored In the! building and this was also a total loss. Besides the warehouse Taylor and Sheehan lost 1,000 sacks of seed wheat, two tons of alfalfa seed and a large quantity of sheep camp supplies. Taylor and Sheehan's loss will ap proximate about $3,000, with, no in surance, while tiie loss of tlie store I buildii. , which was erected in 1897 ' raid belonged to E. L. Dutertre, was about 110.000, partly insured. The ; loss sustained by tiie Golconda Mer i cantile company was jn.OOO. The fire started at C o'clock and I burned for an hour and a half. Mr. Heller, a government represen tative of the Smithsonian institute, | who is in Golconda for the purpose of i I securing antelope specimens, was pre-i paring to tan some of the hides in the I unoccupied store building. He bad built a fire in the store early in the evening and tlien left the building. It Is thought there must have been an explosion in tho stove caused by ac cumulated gas and that the coals were thrown out on the iloor, causing the lire which destroyed tiie building and .the Taylor and Sheehan warehouse adjoining it. The lire was not discovered until tlie llames were shooting through the roof of the store building. There were no facilities at hand for fighting a j tire of such magnitude and the flames | spread scr-, o^uldly that practically J nothing could be saved from either of the buildings. It was only due to the strenuous efforts of volunteers that the Polklnghornc store and tlie 0>ig I bnrn lielonging to R. L. Dutertre, i which adjoined tiie burning buildings were saved from destruction. O SQUAWS ARE NEARLY SMOTHERED IN RENO JAIL inebriated squavs by the wholesale occupied the squaw dungeon at the city jail last night, and a couple of features out of the ordinary humdrum cases of that kind developed. The "fun" began about f> o'clock in the afternoon when a badly disorgan ized pair were picked up in Douglas alley and conducted to tho city baa tile. A half hour later another was brought in from Commercial How, and then came Lucy Dixon, who was found on Lake street. About 0:30 Sergeant Meffley, who was on duty in tho office was aroused by an extraordinary dem onstration of noise and yelling that emanated from the department in which the 'four squaws were confined and on Investigation ho found that one of them had set tire to the blan kets In her cell and the verbal tom tom was being sounded to call some one to the rescue. The room was filled with, smoke and one of the squaws was nearly overcome before their alarm reached the ears of the sergeant in the room above. Mefticy dragged the burning blankets out of the cell and extinguished the flro with a bucket of water, and peace and quiet was restored. ? Journal. ELKO 10 HAVE Y! Captain Gulrey and Major Hazzard of the Salvation Army, are here to day from Iteno. The object of tho vlult of these gentlemen to this city Is to establish a branch of tho Salva tion Army In Klko. nti Institution which has been needed In this city for some time. Cnptain Gulrey and Major llazzatd have recently been In Wlnnomucca where they organized headquarters of the army and If they can arrange matters here, which they are sure they can do, the chain of tho barracks will be complete from Salt! Lake City to Kan Francisco. In the intended headquarters here, It Is the purpose to install sleeping quarters and a place where deserv ing unfortunates may he taken care of. They only ask that the people of j this city subscribe the amount of |100j and In giving this small sum tho peo ple of Klko will have an Inst'lullon which will be a credit to the city. The eauso which these gentlemen espouse Is one of tho most worthy ones In tho country today and all over tho United States they aro doing a great work US. HI III MB*, FORMER ELKO MAN HAS THRIL LING AND PERILOUS TIME IN OLD MEX ICO , I ! IF NOT THIS, HE SUCCEEDS IN! I * STRINGING A GULLA BLE REPORT ER The Keno Gazette of yesterday contains an exciting account of Char ley Hoy in old Mexico. Hoy will be remembered as the genial mixer of liquid refreshments in several of El ko's thirst parlors. We don't doubt [ ids story but at the same time we ? know of his having romanced h Utile | on several occasions: The story is as follows: After winning 1400 at the Juarez Me., gambling tables to be relieved of their money and thrown Into jail as suspicious characters by two Mexican soldiers, only to complete the job of digging a hole through the adobe well , of the bastile, begun by another Ani . erican prisoner, and make their es I cape to To'ogales after being pursued : six days by Mexicans ? these form j part of the perilous and thrilling ex periences of dairies Hoy, a Reno man and a companion, in the rebvllion strlckon republic. Hoy returned to Keno today and recounted his adven j tures. Hoy has spent several years in Ne vada having been employed until late In October of this year In Keno. Previous to* that time he worked at Elko at the Mayer Hotel, and in oth er Nevada towns. He left Reno In October and returned to Elko leaving that place for Mexico on October 27. He and his companion entered Juarez from El Paso one nleht and decided, as do all visitors from the American side, to take in the panics at the Juarez Club. After w inning ? too Hoy was stronu for returning to El Paso as soon as possible having heard that I Mexican soldiers, who are seldom paid and always broke, make It a business to prey off strangers whom they know liave made a winning at the games. ills companion, however, wished to take in the city and Hoy ai<iules?ed. They had proceeded but a short distance on their sightseeing tour when two sailors arrested them as suspicious characters and after relieving them of all their valuables delivered them over to the magls trate, who sentenced them to serve I 200 days in the Juarez jail. In the jail they found another American prisoner, a chauffeur, who Informed them that lie had Just about dug his way throiir.h the walls of the jail, and if they would aid him tliey all could make their escape before morning. They went to work and soon had a hole through (ho ndolie wall. They made a bee-line for (he international bridge, but the Mexicans discovered their escape and beat them to the i bridge. Seeing escape was cut olT In (hat direction, they made their way hack lo the business section and ap propriated an automobile. For four days they drove, penetrating about 20 miles Into Mexico, then beating It back toward the bridge. Then their gasoline gavo out. They were with in So miles of Nogales, Ariz., with the Mexicans close on their heels, lint abandoned the car and after two days Walked Into N'ogales, footsore, penni less and almost famished. From No gales Hoy made his way back to Keno. Hoy says conditions In Mexico are ver much unsettled at present. In the northern section Villa s coins to have the greater following wlillo far ther south t'arranztstai predominate. Villa and Carrnnza currency Hoods the country and Is worth about 20 cents on the dollar In American mon ey. - ? O I. O. O. F. HOLDS ELECTION Klko lodge I. (). O. F. held Its reg ular annual election last iiIkIH and the following officers were elected: J. J. (larrecht, N. 0. Tlios. F. Ilreiinon, V. O. Win. Kennett, Hccretary. A. \V. I lesson, E. Kcinhart, 8. Jac obs, Trusteos; B It Kejraer, Treaa. ' for mankind. Citizens of Elko enn < Well afford to subscribe the amount i nsked to got them started here and i It Is to be hoped that, the organizes I will be successful In their efforts I along ttils line. < 4. OWNERS PROTEST AGAINST RAISES Land and cattle owners from var ious parts of the state are in Carson j City today in conference with the j State Tax Commission. The meeting was arranged by the ' officers of the Nevada Stockmen's Association, who will make a protest to the commission regarding the in- j creased assessment on livestock in this Btate this year. The conference will also lake up the matter of land assessment values. The cause of complaint of the stock growers is against the action of the commission in assessing and placing them on the roll for a larger number of stock than they actually own. The principal complaint against the action of the commission regarding land assessments is the fact that all lands, regardless of locality and ac tual valuation, are classed and uni formly assessed. The raises in land valuation ordered by the commis sion are in most cases excessive, be- 1 ing more than the cash value of the land. O An Austrian with a name that sounded like a sneeze and a breath which smelled like an onion ambled into the office of Judge Castle this morning with a complaint thnt he had been skinned out of his hard-earned money at a local saloon last night, lie said that he had been working at the industrial school and had saved $65. Some local gamblers however got him in tow and in a little siesta of poker, succeeded in extracting that amount from him. He wanted to have the bunch arrested but when told that a warrant would have to be sworn out against him on the same charge of gambling he suddenly for got the names of the parties and de cided he didn't want to prosecute as much as he thought. RAILROAD MEN TO GO OVER ROUTE The Silver State of Winnemucca says: Unless something unexpected happens it is understood that the party of railroad officials who are going over the route of the proposed Winnemucca Northern railway ?from Winnemucca to Poise, Idaho, will leave here next Friday in three au tomobiles. It is expected that among those who will compose the party will be Vice-President Brown or the Wes tern Pacific, Mr. Gwyn, chief agricul tural expert of the Southern Pacific system, Mr. Trimmer, of Wood & Trimmer, Chicago, and Mr . Wyche, chief engineer of the Western Pacific. It is also probable that the chief en gineer of the Klo Grande system will be a member of f.ic party. O ? CURATIVE PROPERTIES OF THE GOLCONDA HOT SPRINGS On Tuesday Len Covert was taken to Golconda by George Austin for the same trouble rheumatism and was walking vviili great difficulty on crutches. Upon their arrival at the hot sprin-s I .en immediately began taking bnlha and after the fourth ho abandoned the crutches and was able to walk alone. Those two cases would indicate that there Is some merit in Ihe baths at Golconda, but whether it is a medical property In the water or simply in tho hot baths, we are not prepared to tay, but re sults are what we wish to record. ? Battle Mountain Scout. WANTS 10 JOIN ELKO COUNTY Word comes from the Lynn milling district to Ihe effect that the mailer of cutting that section off of Kureka county and limiting it u part of Klko county Is being discussed there, nnd the Kcnliment Is generally in favor of the proposition. Lynn district lies northeast of Carlln and Is Just across the Kureka county line. Tim I section has noth ing In common with Kureka county and a hardship Is worked on the res idents thero when they have business to do at the county seat. They are close to one hundred and twenty miles from Kureka, the seat of Ku reka county, nnd the cost of the trip Is high and much Mine Is requited to go nnd come. Furthermore, all their business is done In Klko county, and tho voters of the district register nnd vote at Cnrlln. The attention of the Klko County delegation In tho next legislature Is directed to this matter. The people Ronerrilly of the county are little in terested In the mutter, but as a mat ler of Jiiilico to the peoplo of that i district It should b? looked after. FOUL MURDER IB FALLON The Fallon Eagle gives the follow ing account of the alleged murder committed near that town last week: "What appeals to be one of the foulest murders in the history of this section was discovered Wednesday evening about 5 o'clock, when the body of Anion Vansickle was found dead in his bod at his ranch about four and one-lialf miles east of Fal | Ion. The grewsome find was made by Will Danielson and Preston Clark, and all the circumstances indicate that the unfortunate victim was shot while in bed, the bullet entering the top of the head and coining out be low the chin. Mr. Vnnsickle lived i alone on his ranch, and was last seen j alive on Tuesday evening by E. T. j Freeman and A. Alexson, who lived ! near his place. j It was evident that he had sheltered a visitor on Thursday night wli" had proved a treacherous fee. 'J' the floor at the foot of the > d oc ?led j by the victim a bed was found which j bore ovidence of having been slept in. In order to destroy the evidence of his crime, the slayer had attempted to set fire to the place, as some kind ling thoroughly saturated with, oil was also found on the floor, which for some reason failed to remain ignited. , There were some indications that rob- j bery was the motive, as the victim's ! watch is missing, and slight evidence of a hurried effort to search the house appear, but if such was the case the perpetrator overlooked a paper on his victim's person which contained $12. .Mr. Vansickle was about 40 years of age and a native of Missouri, and | efforts are being made to communl- j rate with relatives in that state, lie, was well thought of by his neighbors and had no enemies in the commun so far as any one knows of. The coroner's inquest began at 10 o'clock yesterday morning and lnsted until 3 p. m. The verdict was that deceased came to his dentil from a gunshot ' wound in the hands of per sons unknown, .ludge T. A. Jones 1 conducted the inquest. So far no definite clue has suggested itself to the officials." GREAT ARBITRATION CASE IS BEGUN ? i The hearing of the grent railroad arbitration case, between 50,000 me in be is of the llrollierlioods of Locomo- ' tlvc Engineers and Firemen on one side and their employers, ninety-eight western railroads, on the other, be gan in the Federal building in Chi cago yesterday. This arbitration care, the most mo mentous in the history of the coun try, was brought about by the inter- ( volition of President Wilson when a strike of the engineers and firemen was about to lie called a few months ago. Arbitration was arranged under, the provisions of the Newlands law. \ Ninety days are allowed to hear the j evidence, and ten days additional tor the delivery of an award. The arbi trators are: \V. l<. Park, vice-presi dent of the Illinois Central, and II. E. IJryati, vice-president of the Hurling ton road, selected by the railroads; F. A. Hurgess, assistant grand chief engineer, brotherhood of Locomotive Engineer?, and Timothy Shea, as sistant president.' lliotherhood of Lo comotive Firemen and Englnemen, j selected by the employees: Judge peter C.| Prltchard of the United i Stales District Court at lUchmond, j Vs., and Charles Nagel, St. Louis, j former Secretary of Commerce and , Labor, selected by the Government j through the Federal Hoard of Media- j lion ami Conciliation. O Charles S. Mayer, of Rochester, was J I a visitor in the city this wcok. Mr. Mayer Is (ho owner of some good property at that camp and the recent boom there lms advanced th? price . I of property to nucli an extent that I Mr. Mayer bi lleves that he Is getting i Rood returns from It. lie says the j ? camp Is on the biggest boom it evei i saw and that property there Is very 1 1 high. ' 1 GOLDFIELD AGAIN IN LIMELIGHT AS ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST GOLD AND SILVER PRODUCERS NEVADA'S GREATEST MINING CAMP IS AGAIN GIVING TO WORLD FROM ITS STORE OF MILLIONS The October, net earnings of the Goldlleid Consolidated Mines' com liany succeeded those of the two pre ceding months of September and Au gust by notable amounts. This fact is shown by the final report of Act ing Assistant General Manager K. M. Simpson for the last month, which has just been made public by A. II. Howe, secretary and treasurer. In point of tonnage, October was the best month in the last four. The October report shows that the company mill treated 28,651 tons of ore. fnmi which was obtained net profits of $149,373.33, as against 27, S71 tons and net profits of $120,51*9.67 in September, an increase in tonnage of 780 tons and in net realization of $28,773.06. The report further shows an increase in tlio amount of devel opment work accomplished at a re duced price. In October a total of 2,871 linear feet of work was perform ed at a cost of $6.02 pe^ foot The most noteworthy development .'n the various mines of the company' dur ing October occurred in the Combin ation. On the 230-foot level, 100 feet northeast of the shaft, 292Z, sill was extended and yielded 275 tons of $53 ore, a notable increase in values. Tho Mohawk mine continues to give a splendid account of Itself, contribu ting its full share to tho total pro duction of the various properties as a whole. Leasers operating on tho various properties are still obtaining handsome rewards for their efforts. They extracted and shipped to tho company mill during October 1,209 dry tons of ore of the groFS vnluo of $20,262.02, of which amount the com pany received in royalty $10,882.03, less milling and transportation ex penses. Nine Feet of $-5 Ore Tho strike in tho now rnlso 503-C above the east crosscut off tho main southeast crosscut of tho 1,017-foot level of tho Velvet claim of tho Jum bo Extension mine is a veritable won der. Each day's work alnco tho downward extension of tho now fa mous ore body was first revealed by the raise on Friday night of last week has disclosed a greater area of en richment and Increased tho poteuthil ties of tho discoveroy; it is impossi ble as yet to even guess its real sig nificance. With the hanging wall of tho voiu unrevealed, there Is now exposed In the top of tho raise seventeen feet of ore, which, taken as a whole, is of a high-class shipping grade. Imme diately above the eight-i feet oi <piart7. carrying average valuoB of $22 per ton, lying on tin* shale footwall, there is nine feet of ore that assays $511 per ton. according to Consulting En gineer J. K. Turner. Above this nlno feet of high grade ore Is rock car rying vslues around $7 per ton, as shown by assays on muck from drill holes which will not be shot for tho present. Thus far tho drill holes have given no indication as to when Iho banning wall of tho vein will bo disclosed. Sheriff Harris and District Attor ney Carville returned Salurday from Charleston with Andy Knoff, who is thought to bo Insane. Knoff had been In a bad mental slato for pomo time and although he Is supposed to be hnrmlesi!. tho Sheriff deomc?l it best to bring him to tho city whoro lie would receive tli" proper atten tion. O DEE TRUETT WILL SOON BE WELL The many friends of Dec Truelt will tic pleased to Icnni that he Is rapidly recovering from hi* recent Illness md it Is hoped that he will soon ho, njoylng normal good health. Ho Is iow up and around, and will prob \bly return from Sim Francisco somo inio before the holidays.