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ftATITRDAY JtLY 21, 1S77 Railroad to Virginia City. Last Mon day and again on Tuesday a citizens' meeting was held in Truckee for the purpose of dis cussing the project of building a raiiroad from Reno to Virginia City. A committee was ap pointed whose duty it shall be to lay the whole question before Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins and Huntington, and ascertain from the latter parties what action they were will ing to take in the matter, and make a full re port on the subject. We have heard the report that the manag ers of the Central Pacilic have telegraphed to Yerington, Bliss & Co. that unless they re duced freight on the V.' & T. R. II. one-half that they would build an opposition road in side of three months. lieno (Jazeite. Business is business. There is no poetry, nor sentiment, nor loftily-expressed indigna tion in it. The Truckee saw-mill companiesare in arrears to the Truckee merchants. It is necessary that these latter who have taken the mill-men's lumber at something less than half its value, should make sale of their largely accumulated wares. So they are very busy making a fu3. They, and not the C. P. Company are trying to scare the V. & T. people. The Central Pacific management are neither reformers nor the sons of reformers. On the contrary, they are the most successful and unrelenting monopolists in the United States. There is nowhere else such a one sided railroad system as that which is control led and mainly owned by Stanford, Crocker, efc als. Doubtless the Central Company would like to seize the V. it T. Company's road on their own terms. But we do not believe they can ever do so. The Bank of California peo ple are very stiff in the back. Sharon is an exceedingly difficult man to move by any bluffing process. Mills is very sound on his financial pins, and very stubborn. He could afford to give away his railroad interests in Nevada and still have enough to keep him from want. Still, rather than sacrifice their interests, business, as we say, being business, we suppose the V. & T. people would sell out or make any business-like compromise sooner than see their property rendered worthless. But the Central Company cannot possibly see any business in a railroad to Virginia City an opposition line. If they can, they will doubtless build it; but they will not build it out of spite or any such terms as are hinted at by the Gazette. And it would be very un-business-like and strange if the Central Pa cific Railroad Corporation should deliberately seek a quarrel with Senator Sharon. He holds a seat in the upjer branch of Congress and owns a very large share of the V. & T. Railway. His interests and Jones's interests are very much in common. The' are both interested in the Comstock Ledge and Jones as well as Sharon is an owner in a line of rail road which is independent of the C. P. Com pany's line. The latter corporation are con stantly asking legislation at the hands of Con gress. If the managers of that concern are as acute as we believe them to be, they will t hesitate a long time before doing anything to bring upon themselves the enmity of these strong, influential members of the Senate. Even business men fall out sometimes and do some very foolish things; but we do not be lieve that the Central Pacific People and the Bank of California management are anything but the best of friends too good friends to let their interests clash too shrewd friends to so far fall out as to give the general public the benefit of their bickerings. Your big capitalist rarely does business in that style. If the C. P. already had a line running to Virginia, doubtless they would put tho tariff down in order to injure the V. & T. ; but we do not believe they are going to build an op position line for the sake of compelling a re duction of rates, or that they have made any such a threat as tho Gazette speaks of. The strikes and consequent riots in the East are assuming almost the proportions of a civil war. The State of West Virginia seems to be quite unable to cope with the trouble, at all; arid even the proclamation of the President and the presence of Federal troops at the scene of disturbance has had no effect other than to unite the strikers the more firmly and strengthen their determina tion. And what is the more serious phase of the matter is the wide spread of the disaffec tion. It is now finding its way into the vast railway system of Pennsylvania and is said to be felt as far west as Chicago. It begins to look as if the entire system of railways east of the Mississippi was about to be subjected to the dangers of a general insurrection. The situation is a very serious one. The railway companies themselves must be prepared to answer the question, Is there any just cause for this far-extending revolt among their em ployees? Have not these companies, taking an undue advantage of the depressed condi tion of the money market, attempted to force their employees to take starvation wages ? There must be something wrong; and a fair compromise would seem to be in order. Says the Reveille, in one of its o'er truth f jl moods: A pigeon, foraging for grub on Main street this morning, devoured so many grasshoppers that when it had finished its meal and assayed to fly to its cote, it found itself in the condi tion of Mark Twain's jumping frog of Calav eras weighted to the ground. It was so heavy with grasshoppers that its wings were powerless to raise it from the ground. . Dr. Sheridan administered an emetic to the stricken bird, but gave too large a dose, and it will never fly again in this world. VERDICT Oy Concord, S". II., July 10, The Committee ou National Afl'airs, in tiie Legislature, pre sented majority and minority reports yester day. Tho majority report sets forth that Haves was elected President by the people, and so declared by the Electoral College, and that any movement to reopen the question would be both mischievous and contrary to rhe public interests, etc. The minority report indorses the withdrawal the troops from South Carolina and Louisiana, and ap proves the President's course, etc. The majority report was adopted. I'rrxs dispatch. Exactly. The position of the Monxixo Appeal could not be better indicated tlian in this manner of treating it. The Republicans of the New Hampshire Legislature claim, as we claim, that Hayes was fairly elected. But they decline to endorse his policy. On the other hand, the Democrats say he holds his office by fraud, but that they approve his policy. They understand the politics of the situation, do the Black Republicans of the otd Granite State. Dr. Schliomsnn narrates that, when a boy, he dreamed of the number 111,641. Not devoid of superstition, he wrote to Berlin, and enclosed ten thalers- to be invested in this number in the coming lottery. As 111, 4 1 had already been taken, another number was sent in its place. Sehliemann lost his ten t balers, while the figures of his dream drew the great prize of 130,000 thalers. Those of our readers who read the account of Mrs. Wordsworth in the Morxixo Appeal of yesterday are aware that she speaks of "the sweet face of my vision on the island." In her son's account he relates the following : "A curious thing happened to my mother on the 1st of November. She was sitting by tjie fire when she said she saw a woman's face and head appear. It was a beautiful face pale complexion and dark eyes, with a kerchief tied over the head, under the chin. It smiled kindly to her and slowly faded avar. I told some of them about it, and it was soon all over the island; but the curious thing of it is that Captain Gifford's young wife, a moat gentle, kind lady, when she leaned over the ship's side, saying 'good b e' to my mother as she was leaving the whaler, had the face of the vision on the island, even to the kerchief tied under her chin." In Mrs. Wordworth's relation she makes the following statement : "One morning, the 21st of January, I awoke quite cheerful and bright, saying 'Charlie I've seen the ship (we never dreamt of & but the one that was to take us ofT.) In the afternoon, as Charlie went out of our little shanty he shouted 'sail ho'! and immediately ran toward the flag staff. It is needless to say that this "sail" was that of the ship that rescued them. So it would seem that both the vision and the dream of this good woman came true. Such statements make one think that Hamlet hinted at a truth when he re marked to his closest friend, "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. " Certainly these realized visions are not. ex plained by any philosophy or science to which we have yet attained. GORHAM ON THE SITUATION IN SAN FRANCISCO. In the San Francisco Bulletin of July 19th appears the following letter from Hon. Geo. C. Gorham : Editor Bulletin : In your loading editorial of this date you assert that the recent strug gles in the Republican County Committee have been between two lobby factions, and, after stating that one of these factions is led by Higgins, Gannon, Chute and others you say: "On the other side Carr and Gorham hold the fort; and being ou the inside, and strongly intrenched, they will blow it up be fore they will surrender." You also class Mr. Carr and myself among those who "are ready to destroy the Republican party if they cannot use it for their own selfish ends." You have made these statements under the belief, no doubt, that the majority of the County Committee were determined either to rule or ruin. But they hvi no such purpose, and have simply used their power. to prevent the minority from either ruling or ruining. What has been done ? By a vote of fourteen to eleven a committee of live, consisting of one from each Senatorial District, has been appointed to designate the polling-places and the officers of the primary election. Has this Committee abused its powers? Has it acted in the interest of any faction or any candi date? It has not yet taken any action what ever. It was proposed at first (nut by the Bulletin) that Messrs. Sargent, Lsteo and Miller should name the election boards, but the suggestion was indignantly spurned by the minority of the Committee, and finally abandoned because two of the gentlemen named declared against it in interviews pub lished in the Chronicle, lou say "it cannot be possible that these men want other than an honest primary. " So thought a majority of the Committee, and it is a well known fact that they were only prevented from carrying out the plan you approve so highly, by the unwllingnea3 of Messrs. Estee and Miller to act in the premises. The question remained whether the majority or minority should pre vail. The Tenth Senatorial District is almost certainly Republican. The whole five of the committeemen from that district were of the minority, and seemed struggling to promote the interests of a single aspirant. They de manded the right to name two of the three election officers in every precinct of that dis trict, including as it does the Third and Fifth Wards. The majority (fourteen) refused thi3 demand, and the minority (eleven) bolted. I do not believe that the Republican voters of this city feel outraged because eleven votes could not prevail against fourieen, to give Higgins, Chute & Co. the naming of two to one of the election officers in the Tenth Dis trict. Yet "this is the whole head and front of the offending" of the majority. The eleven have seceded and set up on their own account. NEW HAMnSIIIRE'S HAYES. jSodidthe"Eeliringew"of 1871. The in jority have declared the seat3 of the bolters vacant; have filled some and will fill the re mainder. The County Committee i3 the only author ized representative of the Republican party of San Francisco. There is no division, no split. Now as to the future. You are en tirely mistaken in your assunipaion that the majority, or any friends with whom they con sult, are seeking to serve personal ends. I assure you I can see no way in which I can be helped or harmed by the result. I have no personal interest whatever in the issue. As to Mr. Carr, he has taken no active part having been engaged in the prosecution of a member of the ring which rules the minority, for various felonies alleged to have been com mitted by him. (I am warranted in this al lusion by the fact that George M. Pinney, in his cell in the County Jail, sought aid for the minority, on the ground that if he could help them certain men would return the favor by assisting to keep him out of the penitentiary.) Mr. Sargent is prominently before the State as a candidate for the Senate, but his enemies havo caused the constant mention of his name, not his friends. I know his desire is Repub lican success. I have no other end in view. You cannot hurry too many honest men to the front to suit us. You are entirely right in insisting on legislative nominees being un pledged, and the concurrence in any action of earnest and prominent Republicans. From my knowledge of the character of the men composing the County Committee I be lieve they mean right, and will wait for coun sel and aid in that direction. But I think it will not look to Higgins, Gannon, Chute & Co. for guidance and support. There is abundant time for calm and decent work. I hope the Senatorial question will be thrust clear out of sight. By whatever method it can be reached, a Convention of our best Republicans ought to be created, and a ticket of unpledged men of high character be selected. In this good work I have no doubt the County Committee will act with honesty, and will heed the will of the best elements of the party, if they can be advised of their wishes. No man or men hold any fort in the Committee. Let the men most trusted by the community indicate a plan, and I do believe you will not find any selfish interests or any other influences pre venting the Committee from ready acquies cence in it. Very respectfully, Georoe C. Gorham. San Francisco, July 13, 1877. ARE G 0 VERN MENT EMPLOYES SERFS? Under the above heading the San Fran cisco Post of the 13th inst. says : A new civic disability unknown to the con- stitution and laws ot the United States, is being created and enforced by the present administration. The President of this Union is reported to have declared that certain citi zens thereof shall not be permitted under penalty of loss of employment, to have politi cal opinions, or, at least, to endeavor to make such opinions felt, if they have the termerity to entertain them. The pretense under which, according to the telegraphic report, such an insult is offered, is dimply that the citizens who are to be debarred from the right of political opinion and action are in the employ of the general government at the national capitol or elsewhere. We ask, in all serious ness, if the American people, of any shade of or politics or party, are prepared to endorse the invasion of personal rights proposed in the following? After stating that the Secre tary of the Kansas Republican Association asked if holding such an office w as against the administration s policy, the President's reply is reported to be: "The President said if the associations were of a social character thore was no objection to their continuance, but politics must be eschewed. The Presi dent virtually stated that no political services can be rendered by a government employee at any time while he holds such a position, even though it does not interfere with his duties, as it is his (the President's) intention to forever divorce political and civil service, so far as in him lies. " What power has the i President to say that no man in tho service I of the general government shall have the right to express his political views, or to work and to organise for their support, and to threaten that if it is done the offender shall lose his position . What difference is there between this course and that of demanding the support by votes of every man in the employ of the government ? Andrew Johnson, in the enforcement of "My Policy," en deavored to induce or compel every man he could reach to sustain his course. He failed and so will Mr. Hayes if he persists in efforts to enforce a personal policy by moans of such coercion. The moti-es are very different, we grant, but the acts and results are not far apart. A man in the employ of this government is not the bond servant of the President. The country, even has no mortgage upon his views or acts, pro vided they are loyal to the republic and do not peril the institutions, damage the admin istration thereof, or the trust reposed in him. Least of all has it a pre-emption right to his private time or the personal or civic acts per formed therein. A private employer who in in these days openly tries to dictate the polit ical course of those he employs is justly de rided as a bad citizen and a tyrannical person. What difference is there in effect between such acts and those the President proposes We fail to see any, except that the folly of the President's position is a little the greater. He is the servant of the people, and, of course of the very citizens, among others, whose rights he undertakes to curtail. More than that, he largely owes his present position to their exertions, borne ot them may find it in their hearts to acknowledge that their actions in his behalf were indeed an abuse of their opportunities, for which, perhaps, they deserve to be punisneu. e uo not, however, join therein. But, banter and sarcasm aside, what is to be said of such a course, if the President is reported correctly ? Under what pretense oMaw can he lay claim to any such right as he proposes to enforce that of dis missing a person employed by the general gov ernment because said person exercises his private right, in his own time and at his own expense, of belonging to a political associa tion ? Is it true that at last Republicans have no rights that a civil service reformer (?) is bound to respect ? It appears like it. We trust that when Congress meets there will be at least a candid expression of opinion on the President's right even to dictate to any one. 03 a duty, abstention from political action. 3TEW ADVERTISEMENTS. H MOONLIGHT PARTY, TO IE OIVZN BT Carson Brass Band, AT TREADWAY'S PAVILION, ON FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 27. 1877. QRANI1 MARCH AT 9 P. 51. PRECISELY. "HO JIK, SWEET HOME," At 1 A. M. Saturday. Particular pains will be taken to keep out all disrepu table characters from the Favilion. Our intention!) are to give a first-class party; our object to please one and all. J. M. Benton' bus will ran to and from the Pavilion, carrying parties free of charge. Orders left at Benton's stable. By the kindness of Mr. Yerinirton, of the Virsrinia and Truckee Railroad, the Pavilion will be lighted up by three locomotive head lights. The floor of the Pavilion will be planed and waxed for the occasion. "A gala time for all." The Floor Directorship will be under the management of W. D. Mann, J. II. E. J. Parkinson, Marshall, II. II. P.ice, C. E. Laughton. A detail of the Carson Guards, under command of a Lieutenant, will act as police, to preserve order and se that no disorderly persons are allowed ou the grounds to mar the feetivitie of the occasion. Tickets, admitting ladies and gentleman $ . 50 To be had at C. W. Friend's and J. C. Fox's Jewelry stores and at the different saloons. Prompter for the Evening', Mr. A. JHIIXH. By order of the Band. M. D. IlATcn, President. J. P. MEDER, Secretary. jy20td MASON & CO., IX COrETT BLOCK, NORTH CARSON STREET, CARSON CITT, IN EVA DA. .MOLE SALE AND H E T A I . DEAXER3 IN anooERiEs, Provisions, Crockery, Glassware, Tinware, Canned Fruits, Butter, Lard, Grain, Coal Oil AND A LI. ARTICLES VSL ALLY KKPT a- FIBST CLASS STORE Of the kind of mercantile business in wtieb tbey are AST Orders taken and Goods dt-li rerl TA TO ANT PART OF TIIE CITY FREE OF CUARCK MASON &. CO. Carson, Jay 6, 1S76. NOTICE TO LIENHOLDERS. TyrOTICE IS HERRBY GIVR.V TO ALb .ill persons holding mechanics' liens atpUu.it the property of Win. H. and D. G. Corbett. described as follows, to wit: Lots N'os. 1, 4, 5 and 8 of block 56, of Troctor A Oreen's. division of Carson City, Ormsby County, Nevada, that the undersigned have commenced an action in tho Justice's Court of Carson Township. Ormsbv C'ountv. Nevada, be fore C. A. Withered, Justice of the Peace.'to foreclose a mechanic's lien held against said property, and all persons noiiung uens on saia premises under and by Tirtue ol an Act of the Legislature of the titate of Nevada, entitled "An Act to secure liens to mechanics and others, aud to repeal all other Acta in relation thereto," approved March 2, 1S75, are hereby notified to be and appear before said Court on the 7th day of August, 1877, at 10 o'clock a. M. of said day and to exhibit then and there the proof of theu said liens. P. A. WAUNEK --, By T. Corns, their Attorney. Carson, Nev., July 16, 1877. Jyl7-la3r DISSOLUTION. Caksox Cur, ytv., July IS, 1S77. We, the undersiened, have this day dissolved copartner ship by mutual consent. All indebtedness will be paid by B. Bernhard & Son. who will hereafter continue the busi. ness at the old stand, and all account due the late firm of 11. bernhard & Co. will be collected by the new firm. H. BERNHARD, jyllm W. COLLINS. Thanking: our old patrons and customers tor their past favors, we solicit a continuance of their patronage to the new firm of B. Bernhard & Son. H. SUCrHARD 4 CO. i1IcCO:?LVE.JLL & c;o.. s T o a ISL LNX MONEY BROKERS. Northeefrt corner ot CARSON AND PKOCTOR STREETS, MINING STOCKS Bought, Sold and Carried on Margins. uovltf CAPITOL STORE, OORNLB EINO A'D ORMiliT i-TRKETx CARSON CITY. OICTK FAMILY GHOCEHIES, Flour, Feed, Hants, Bacon, Butter, Lard, Sugar, Teas, Coffee, Choice Liquors, Pure brandy A. Wined, Otd Valley Wnlsky, Cigars cto Totoacioo HARDWARE, CROCKERY, PAINTS AND OILS. A FULL LINE OF I HOUWKKKKPJNO UOODS Always on band asi delivered fr of chrf. tat CALL' AM) SEE tS.ti mrllj RK1V-M Kl V A GIB-OV CHEAT EXCITEMENT ! G R E AV CROWD1 Of PKOPI.K IIUUT rusLititf W the layd Clolhiurf Siutf r KOPPEL &, PLATT, Cruer of Ctrwo and Third Streets, oppvsit tb St. tbari H.WJ. CAfiavK ClTlf NEVADA. Tj view aiid purchase of their ibatunceot stxvk t-t Spring and Summer Goods, COMS1MIXO Of Men', Youths' and Bora nothing. Of all the latent style. Hats. Caps. Trunlis, Vau-s, Shirt "Cohars. Etc.. r.tc. otiiu CARSON CITY Wood and Coal Yard, Telegraph street, next the Virginia mud Truckee Railroad, CARSOX CITY, NEVADA. A, CUTTS & CO PROFRIETORS DliALEItS IN WOOD, COAL, LATH, LIME. HAIR, CEMENT AND PLASTER. A. CTTTS, R 4 Mw aiffr. Car-.fi, Apri? 14, 1577. CARSON CITY BREWERY, King street, Carson City, JACOB TXTjEIN', PROPRIETOH. VEKY BKNT (Jl'ALITY ifr LAC E R BEER Made ou the Pacific Coast or anyv-here. Ordrs ynm'j alteuot-u v- The saloosi in eotuitautly tuppiied IUi the tui bnnj.l- ,4 WIVKS, LHirOR AXD UliAlt. fST.IYE ME A CALL, jajiltf JACOB KI.KIN. FELIX H. MERIQACH, PIIOPKSKOH r Ml'HK! A.VD AGENT FOB THE STEIN WAY, CHICKERING, NO MMIET b DAVIS PIANOS. Office at J. G. FOX'S, C'ari City J.n.ttt ESTATE OF WiRT HOPAltfS, DECEASED. 1ST OTICF IS HKKKBY HIVKX HI THK undersigned, adnmUtrotm ol Ue above uiOinl t-,. t.u Ln u.t. i-r.iiL,r ol. wul all pruu, tim.r uu.u.f against said deceased, to exhibit the same, with Ok cw-us-sary vouchers, within Un months from the that publica tion of this notice, to Warren Wwnn, my luridly author teed attorney, at hlsohlcr, Waas-m's Block, Car-o City. RKBr.CC A A. HOPKINS, AdmiiiiMrutr.ii. Carson City, June WJih, 1877. ). Lost, V THK VA5I SPRINGS ROAD. A If pair of Ice Scale. A tuluble reward will b for them by returning to J. JL BtNTON. Jwy-e, la.'.