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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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
, I
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
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
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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. <
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
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.
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 ?
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.
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.
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."
? 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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