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SO FAR during the last summer and
this fall 128,000 acres of land have
been located under the Pittman
act In a locality eighten or twenty
mile* northeast of Jungo. according to
a statement made by Harry H. Corkln.
who is engaged in the business of Id
eating settlers. Says a Wlnncmucca
i xchangc.
Fifty-two wealthy Californians are
the locators. The land is embraced in
a block about fight by twenty-six
miles. This Is a section w here the lo
cators believe underground wat. r i
abundant, the water coming from the
uppersections of the Quinn Rivet val
ley and from the Jackson mountains
,.n the west side of the Silver State
range on the cast
Test wells have been sunk to a dis
tance uf mm e than 100 feet. II is about
twenty-four feet on an average to the
fli-tt strata where water is found; be
low this is a blanket of clay about
thirteen feet thick. Sand and water
nre under this. The first water reach
is a little bruckish, bul that in the
lower strains is better A lift of about
thirty feet Is estimated to be tieeosenri
for general purposes.
'flie locators are made up of ' xp> n
.need farmers, lawyers, doctors and
representative people, coming from
that section emlirac d between Sacra
mento and ~b!co. It is planmd to d ,
velop the land collectively end firm
it on a ccoperativi basis, and after I
patents have been obtain. ! to bmi.l
the enterprise for v- ral million dol- j
Jungo Is the nearest rail way station
:it present, but the locators have hopes
that the Western Pacific may be in
duced to build a line into that section,
in Which event they might build a
i,e\v town of their own. They point,
out the fact that such a road would
tap the great and rich Quinn River
valley and would thereby corral a!!
the railroad business from that s*-e
lion, which at present goes mostly l<
the Southern Pacific. They say that ,
Miller & Lux alone ship 1.100 cars of
cattle from this section yearly, to *a>
nothing of the oth* r large ranching
•irms and the many individuals. The
Jackson mountain mining territory ,
would be opened up and many copper I
mines would be able to work at a protit ,
which are now unable to work because
<>f lack of transportation. Tills would
be one of tiie richest fields in Nevada
for a railroad And the California m* n
and women w ho have located the land
wi!l endeavor to show the West* rn
Pacific officials the great possibilities
of that section. i*uch a road would |
draw shipments from almost the e a - |
lire portion of southern Oregon.
What at present seems the most
feasible way would be to branch off at
Pronto and go north, between the Sil
ver State range and the Jackson moun
tains. to Quinn river crossing, oros..
the Jackson mountains and come back
to the main line at Sulphur or Gerlaeh ;
by way of the Black Rock desert. The I
Sulphur section would not suffer by
the building of the branch, as the obi
line would undoubtedly be continu'd
fn use.
After a lingering illness covering
seperai months Kdwnrd Choate, one of
the pioneers of the King's River valley,
passed away at thy hospital in M inn* -
mucca, says the Humboldt Ster.
Mr. Choate na» 70 ytara of age and
was a native of Tennessee. His broth
er. Isaac Clioatc. who was his pattn.i
and who resided with the deceased in
the King's river country, was at Id* j
bedside at the last Another brother.
William M. Choate, r. sides at Sum
merville, Ore.
Kdward Choate was well known In
the northern part of Humboldt county,
where with his brother he was in the
mining and livestock business near
Disaster Peak. He was one of the
sturdy pioneers of the west and came
to Nevada in 1872. The Choate broth
ers own what is known as the King's
River mine. At one time they w*>re lo
cated In the Santa Rosa range near
Willow crcck.
The Bank of Spark* has passed un
der the control of two Reno men.
Oeorge Wingfield and W. 11. Doyle.
They nave assumed an active part In
the management. One of their first
acts was to Increase the capital and
surplus from $25,000 to 150.000.
K. R. Simms, At present connect* d
with the Reno National bank, ha* been
slated fer the post of cashier of the
Bunk of Sparks, while W. H. Bridges
who lias been acting as cashier, will
transfer his banking connection 1o
another part of the stale, while con
tinuing a* a director of the Sparks
The new management anounces that
there will te no change in the busi
ness methods of the bank. It will re
tain its membership In the Reno Clear
ing House Association.
•<3. Ft. Kan*. Nevada director of the
biological survey, declares that the
big fur-buying houses are not sending
out frequent lists of prices ns they
were a year ago. At that time frenzied
buying seemed to have struck the fur
Industry, with the result that some of
the fur houses paid as high as $25 or
even $30 for choice coyote skins. How
ever, thl* fancy price on a few was
often offset by a low price on the bulk
• >f th« shipment. Most of the sklre
turned In by the state trappers brought
an average of about $10. Some of
them were sold through a Minneapolis
house A big firm in St. Louis holds
annual sales at which much of the fed
eral catch is disposed of to good ad
W. C. Rider, a fireman well known
in railroad circles, was fatally Injured
near FVquop recently when he Jumped
.from a rapidly moving passenger train.
The second section of No. 1 on the
Southern Pacific was running at sched
ule speed when a tire was thrown
from one of the drlvewheeis of the en
gine. This caused the breaking of a
side rod, which was striking the cab
on Rider's side of the engine. lie bo
ram* excited and Jumped from the en
gine. striking the ground with such
force that both legs were broken. Ho
was taken lo Montello. where first aid
was given, and he was then rushed to
the Southern Pacific hospital at Ogden.
After an examination in the hospital
It was found that he was seriously in
ijurtd about the chetd and he lived but
;r short time thereafter. Mr. Hitler
was somewhat crippled before tills oc
currence having been injured while In
the aviation sirvler during tlu vv.tr,
one leg having beep badly hurt.
'ihe country in the vicinity of Uec
wnwo and Battle Mountain ha* been
scoured by posses recently and blood
hounds of the state penitentiary were
pressed into service in r.n effort to lind
it young woman who was supposed to
have been lost liet we n ti e Western
Pacific and Southern Pacific tracks.
The young woman. Aim li t Holm of
Salt ; ,nk<-, aged 1 !• years, lift tier
home Wednesday trumping of last week
and when the train reached Campus,
a tiding on the Western Tactile Just
west of Ceowuwe. she got off the train,
leaving her coat in the seat. It w is
supposed that she was going lo walk
to the Southern Pacific tracks, but a*
night came on and eht failed *0 appear
at any of C'e houses ir. the vicinity an
alarm was sent out and a search wn
marie for her.
The weather hi bitterly cold in tin
Hattie Mountain basin and ns the
vSung woman was without n coat she
wan hardly expeterd to survive Its
rigors. IJ. ports have been received,
however, that the girl lias been located
in Winnom loc.v by detectives. Sin
walked over to the Southern Pacific
tracks, caught a freight train and wept
to Winnetmtcoa. where sh< lias ben
in aiding
Mis Mars- l’.i') mt. aged 7.1 years,
illfil at lor home in Ileno last week af
ter a short Illness. Mrs. Bryant had been
a resident of Nevada for about forty
flvev years, coming to this state from
England with her husband. Her two
oldest children were born in England,
but three others were born In Eureka
anil all huve been idcntitled with the
upbuilding of the state for the list
two scorn years.
Mr. Bryant died about thirty years
ago while the family lived In Eureka
and Mrs. Bryant opened a star* In tnat
city, which *!u conducted until about
sixteen years ago. when she moved to
I’eno. Mrs. Bryant is survived by two
daughters r* siding In Ileno. Mrs. K. T.
Sowden nnd Mrs. Gcorgi Luke, and
several grtiridcliildri n.
Nevada's share of national forest re
i-eipts from the Dixie. Eldorado. Tubes.
Humboldt. Inyo, Mono. Nevada, und
Tcdjabe forests, amounting to 25 per
cent of the total receipts from those
forests, haw been announced b.\ the
government for the Owcnl ytar ending
June 30 anti the funds derived tlier> •
from have been apportioned to the
counties of the state according to the
ncreage In each county. The money
received is divided equally for school
ami highway funds.
Elko county receives $11,217. the
largest share of the receipts, nnd Was
hoe count) is enriched to the extent
of $258.86. Ecur counties have no for
est acreage and do not participate.
The shares of the various other coun
ties are as follows; A'lark. $201.40;
Douglas. $115.37; Esmeralda. $158.35;
Eureka. $312.42; Humboldt. $2,786 .41;
Lander. $888.86; Lincoln. $54.(7; Lyon.
$121.53. Mineral, $2,208.45. Ny . $1.
078 88; While Tine. $2.3S«.SI.
Ill STEM Lost KINE Otis
Jack Doon. a prominent citizen of
Tonopah. wus found Sunday afternoon
aftir having been lo.»t for five days in
the Gregson Springs basin says the
Caliento News. He was out with a
party of four othi rx of whom one was
Sam Nesbitt of Hlko. Doon became
separated from thx rest and was un
able to Und his way to camp.
A number startel out to Hod Mr.
Doon and two of the rescurcrs. Byron
Hames and William (lorn, got lost
themselves. Saturday Tom Weldon anil
Dana Conaway left Calient* to look for
Mr. Doon. They a i re well acquainted
with the Gregson Springs country and
fgured (hat they would overtak. the
unfortunate man If anyone could
Sunday afternoon Dana Conoway w as
rewarded In his starch by seeing the
lost man In the distance. He was wan
dering aimlessly about, his clothing
badly torn and It was plain by I toon's
action that he was hopelessly lost. As
soon ns Mr. Doon caught sight of Mr.
Conaway he directed his steps toward
the rescurer ord was brought Into Cal
iente. where lie was given aid anti sent
on hts way home.
The lost man had had little food dur
ing the time ii« was out but fount*
water in several places. He sufTeri-tl
considerably from the cold, ex he
weathered the storm In scanty attire,
and only his wonderful constitution
enabled him to withstand the strain lo
which lie was subjt cted
I*rr«blng Plan* to Prospect for Water
Kxtenelvn drilling for wnt.-r In all
parts of Pershing county is planned
by Interests nt Lovelock, according to
W. C. Pitt. who spent the day in Itenn
on business Comprehensive surveys
of the county have been discussed, he
sai.l, and It Is generally believed more
Intensive drilling will result In great
benefit to th» distrirt
Kills l.arge Deer la Lincoln t onnl>
William Powell arrived In f'allcute
Tuesday to vote, bringing with him a
very large Jeer that weighed w.thnut
head or neck 220 pound*. It had a line
spread of horns with 10 points and Is
probably the largest animal bagged in
Lincoln county In some tim-*,
Humboldt Itlver Kreese* Over Karty
For the first time this season the
Humboldt river was frozrn over from
shore to shore yesterday morning, the
coldest morning of the fall. The
mc-untalns and hills are covered with
snow which will remain until next
spring, and there should be no cause
for worry over a shortage of water for
Irrigation purposes next spring
oir a* OfMwnu
"Well." said the defeated candidate
as ha gazed mournfully out of the win
dow at the falling snowihikes, ‘‘Its
gonna be a hard old winter."
‘‘I'll say so." acquiesced the Knl|
Ulrd Philosopher, smiling foolishly.
"And It looks to me from where I
stand that lAbor will soon acquire a
Justly celebrated addition to its pluto
cratic ranks. I seen by the papers that
they need a husky lad lo steer an
Irish I.imousine around down at the
concentrator, ar.d I was thinking, oh,
so fondly, of you, dearie. Why—
"Say," broke in the erstwhile candi
date. "this is no time for mirth and
laughter—the cold gray dawn of lb
morning after. If you want 10 bt
funny g» t a Job or, th" stage ”
"The landscape sure did tom, full
ling and sliding, mid along uboul the
f.tth of January we'll lave an entire
new set of se here. ' said the Hall, ir
! i evelantly.
‘'I'll rise tn till the universe il ti ll
and will," replied the Wouldbc. 'I
took the count afti r the llrst precli.it
tome in nnd l ie been using smell.ey
salts ever since. You believe me. Juke,
ol’ top. I se -u a star for every Bolshi -
vik In Russia after the first alarm, and
if the diamonds that I lamped were
real I cmld start a business in whicn
everybody call yuh Uncle.”
“Yea." agreed the Itall-Iilrd. dryly,
"when you came up for air this a. in.
you looked like you'd been spread on
the minutes. It bints all what was
dene to you bimbos. Tak< Cox, fer
"Take him yours- If." biok In tin
candidate that was: "I don't w.-nt him."
"And from what I can burn here amt
thtr,- no one- else docs, uni-i s maybe
it's the Smithsonian Institution. I don't
know but what him. article- X and
Uoosev. lt would iiaik. a Am family
group in that little* old building." add. d
tlie Philosopher.
"Well, Stupid," was the reply, "you
van take It from your Uncle Alsoian
l'udlev. If some of the |uo*c nuts tliut
ngltated against ns d. ms in general,
and the l.t-agiic of Nations in »rtit ti
lur. were gathered up and dumped in
the well-known oc a n there J he no
room or board there for nnv other kind
of Ash Why, 1 heard on. guy say !.•
wouldn't vote for Co* because l'.oose •
velt was Ids pal and lie was plum worn
out with lieai irg what Teddy had done
ut San Juan and other places, way
back in the fall of '87. and lie tigg. reel
tliut Article X had too much of the ltig
Stick in it anyway fe r hi* white alley,
fnn you heat that? And speaking of
the expiring ones closer to tile home
fiic-eide, 1 been told they voted igainst
"Just because our hair was curly
And because our ey.s w;o blue
I alro get the whisper that they
wanted to conduct a fe wr scientific e x
periments with an irrextible force and
a Immovable hydy to s e which would
bust, Believe you me, Bill Hays, and
nol meaning to he facetious, I could
wilte a novel about which won tin- de
bate: which is alto mor.- than the nine
j (Ylr* Men e,f Geneva or eny ofher
| peaceable. Jo nt could Jo after hearing
the recent argument at the Hijo. Any
kind of an answe r on tin last n>. n
lloned WDuid be lust dumt. lurk. An
other piece of solid concrete passed It
to me that he wouldn't vote- for a ei in
ucrat because he understood we'd b- i n
flirting with tlie moon while it was
shining. If In- was choosing me, I'm
t-Uing you, Jasamine. met guy don't
know a certain member of my family
l wouldn't drro flirt with anything
while she’s on the map. Anyway and
I howsoever, by tiiis time I'm g. ttmg
1 curious to sec how many grains of
info I car. pick up from the bright beds,
and I gather, by and large, that Charlie
v;a* given toe froi- n face because he'd
reglsterel a eoupla million percent In
I the form books for honest labor, xvhlch
was ail right ns far as It went, but
(he big idea of nhoveling a eoupla
scoops of coal for a ride home- crabbed
the good work Why didn't he walk or
hire a airplane? Maybe if Charles had
let out a holler how he was for a pro
tective tariff on putty and wasn't so
haudy about furnishing postmaster
while you wait he'd done a whole lot
better for hlsself. hoy?"
"Nothing you guys could have doro
would have made any difference, ssiel
the Hail-Bird.
"No. 1 guess \ou s:,id a mouthful.
Everybody in this old 8, A. said
they wante d a cluing.- Tlie y overlook
ed the well-known fact that that's
what they been betting for the- list
eight Viters said the Candidate that
i was. " But I'm stringing what little
dough I got left after the late brawl
that Hu re's gonna be mighty little
change for nil concerned during the
next four rounds," he- concluded, eyeing
meantime the Want Ad Column, "tend
wh'le I’m feeling lucky I m gonna look
around for so-ne place where a good
strong boy can make iilsseif useful."
(trading Finished an
Austin Summit Road
Tin- grading w ork ovi r the Austin
summit lias been completed and cars
and teams can now- go entirely over
the hill on the new- grade. Much of
the n*-w road, particularly where big
fills occurred. Is still soft and cuts up
easily, but the rer'-nt storms alive dun*
much to settle these soft plans and
travel over them will soon do the rest
There still remains considerable to do
In the way of making drainage cul
verts anil ditches and Mr. Cross lias a
team busy with ttie grader, evening up
the surface as vehicles pack down the
ruts, and a few days more will sue the
road officially opentd for travel. Lit
tle trouble Is anticipat'd In keeping
I lie new road open on account of snow,
ns the engineers in laying It out took
advantage of sunny exposures, and
even in heavy storms the snow wilt
not lie very long on the road
t'Bclalmrd Letters In Kly Postellee
The following letters remain un
rlniinid in the Kly postothce for the
week ending November 12:
Miss Evangel Blackman. FJty Buffet,
Mra, Marie Brown, Art Cahll. Mrs. W.
I). Cognn, Harry Conwell, Kells Krgia.
Mr. Kelly, Mrs It. K. Johnston <IL
Miss Mary Lew-is, Miss Kranres Lupil,
Orson Snydtr, Mrs Frances Temple.
Nevada Farm Census
Shows Steady Gains
In view of the fact that Nevada is on
the verge of becoming nn agricultural
state, it is interesting to note that al
most each week of the preceding ton
years has added a new farm to the
total number shown in the 1910 census.
In 1910 there were 2,089 farms, while
1920 shows 3.161 farms in the state.
EHco county leads In the number of
farms, laving SIS, while Churchill is
second with 198 and Washoe third with
481. Other counties follow: Lyon.
29T; While Pine. 211; Clark, 1C2; Nyc,
152 Lincoln. Ilf; Humboldt. 132; Doug
las. 129; Pershing. 113; Mineral. 92;
lainder, 64; Eureka. 60; Ormsby. 49;
Esmeralda, 19; Storey, 14.
Several counties are credited with
decreases. Douglas. Eureka, Storey and
Humboldt falling In this class. The
census shows that Douglas lost 12. Eu
reka 8 ai d Story 7. Humboldt had 312
farms In 1910. while In 1920 Humboldt
and Pershing showed n total of only
Lost Frenchman Mine I
Believed Rediscovered
While lii search or fossils Percy
Train and H. O. Clinton of Manhattan
found themselves In an unfamiliar and
almost Inaccessible spot on one of the
sky-scraping mountains bordering
Monitor valley, says the Manhattan
Magnet. Seeing an old dump in a can
you below them, they made their per
ilous way down the face of a Pme
steno cliff, realizing that they had
stumbled upon the 'Frenchman's
mine," lost loe mori than half a cen
tury and valnU' sought for through nit
there years.
The Frenchman, whose name Is for
gotten. evtn if it had i\er been known,
lived a hermit's life, prospecting some
where in the vicinity of Monitor val
ley. Finally ho made i strike of fab
ulously rich silvtr ore and a carload
was shipped to Austin, on the return
trip he had a glorious celebration and
thin disappeared forever.
Although tl.e portal of the i inm 1 Is
caved, the dump inJlcaP s that he
drove about 4oh f it bifoio reaching
the treasure. The two rcloeators sam
pled the waste dump and got returns of
from ten to 111 ounces in silver.
VevM'-nlnl ilralli of 4 hureblll Pioneer
William Harmon. .< plopeef of
Churchill county, died si St H*dena
Cab, this iii'tk at th • age of eighty
flve years, according to the Churchill
Count! Kaglo. Harmon's death follow
• d un accident which resulttd In his
ikuii being crushed. Harmon came
across the plains In li<.’, aecompani d
by the late la-m Allen. Hi lived lit
California a few years b< fore coming
to this stair. The Harmon district
east of Fallon U named after him.
l>irectly cast of lam Vegas, and dlS'
Uat about SO miles us the crow llies,
is the site of the moat remarkable dam
project in the entire southwest write
M. W. Mu*grove in the l.os Vegas, New,
The initial steps are nov. being taken
to bring tills proposition into shape
ami ere long work will bn started In
real earnest on the great bulwark,
which will not only impound the turbu
lent waters of the Colorado, hut will
drive these waters back many mlh s
into a natural reservoir for the cira
tion or an electric energy which will
not only create power sufficient for
irrigation and mining, hut also entirely
sufficient to electrify the t,n* Angeles
Si Salt Igiko road fiom Salt Igvke to
I.os Angeles It* full length, for power
ran easily be conveyed more than 330
mites, and 330 mile* each wav from
Ihe dam mean- greater than T0'> miles
"f a total.
This project will not only protect the
ranchers in tho Imperial valley. In Cali
fornia. from the lloodwaters of this
turbulent stream, but will serve the
great problem of Hie irrigation of the
alluvial I.unis of the Sacramento Val
ley. In Arizona, ami also the vast anas
of frultlunds In the rich vnlJi v of the
Equally important is the effect this
wonderful ocean jf water and electric I
energy will have in tins development
of the nines of gold, silver, copper.;
vanadium and molybdenum, of wrlilch
there are vast bodies within a stone ■>
throw* of lais Vega*. It only needs the
conclusion of this great project to fur
nish labor of several thousand miners
and their supplies must bo secured
here, by all odds the logical point of
Not onlv will it benefit the quartz
lodges in tills section but the rich
placer liflds along the Colorado river
between the dam site and Origgs ferry,
and other anown field*
The gold placers at Orlgg's ftiry
have been exhaustively examined by
geologists of International repute; ex
perienced. piactical miners also say the
values are high One giologist placi
the yard.ig-* in that particular section
on the lower bars at Sp.toS.OOO yards
and plaei s the n»-t profit at Ul €S.:.00n.
This estimate being nt the rate of 40
rents pi r cubic yard of grant net
close 4 oalrsl fur Nyr l oust? sheriff
IV. II. Thomas was elect'd sheriff
and assessor by a majority of nineteen
votes, according to the complete figures
when the last two precincts. Duck
water and lllue Eagle, wen tuard from
yesterday, says the Tonopah flonanzu
Subscribe for the White I’ine N« ws
Tl.toe dollars pi-r yens
Next Door to Dornaat
Grocery Store
Telephone M-Z
M. & T. Club
Complete Line of
Safety Deposit Boxes for
Rent Open Day and Ni*ht
Marsh & Tietz
l'h)»ician mid Surgeon
Office opposle Northern Hctel
I'liom-g Office, 343; Reg , 65-K
Office hour*. 11 to 12 a m.;
2 to 4 and * to 1 p m.
East Ely Barber Shop
Mondays Wednesdays
After 4:30 p. m.
Saturdays—All Day
Util be repaired gn<l returned to
you promptly Show repaired a hi la
you watt.
Gn»Uv J. Polak, Prop. Idt-tf
It ’s the
That has proven Gasoline Producing Gas
r* * ^-W
Alktm.n, /
•< • . . 15c '®° <X>0 /
10 B>lnWw o,.nm l2i I
■ ■ 1*111 om binitk brioi* *»r mil r«t t br «»IW< ri «
WE.do hereby agree t« puurcbase from
ILLH'AH I‘KT KOI,KIM COWANY, of Kly, Nevadu, *.. i
shares of the nun-assessable Capital Stork of said Company, and.
agree to pay to said Company .... per ahare therefor, payable
as follows
* .»t the date of signing this agreement, and
>.on or before .
• . on or before ..
I. on or before .
Dated . 193... Signed.
*t . State of. Address. \
• Agt .

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