WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 3. 1877
NOTES AND QUERIES.
' It is no wonder history repeats itself. Na
ture embracing human nature and all other
sort i and conditions of life, is constantly re
producing its effects, its likes, its unlikas, its
phenomena and its oddities. History, so
called, being the recordation of mundane
events, but follows the universal law, then, in
thus presenting us with repetitions. When
those of us who are old enongh to have had
contemporaneous knowledge of Fremont's
daring venture into the wilderness, watching
him from afar and learning of his exploits and
perils day by day, thought at all of this Great
American Basin, we thought of it in every
other light than that in which stands in all
his peculiarities the corner lounger and street
inspector. The man of leisure, the idler, the
fellow who manages to dress well and eat well
and preserve (oh lucky dog !) without work or
toil or care of any sort, a condition of respec
tability in outward attire, is not the kind of
man we naturally associate with a new and
sparcely settled country like this Nevada of
ours. We somehow classify these not una
miable gentry with the older and greater
cities, and let our imagination people these
newer settlements with a hardier, more indus
trious and more seriously-occupied race than
such as breeds the vagabondish and the idle.
But, as we are always bragging, this is the
poor man's paradise. Poverty brings no dis
grace, nor does unoffending idleness. And
why should it, pray ? If my Chevalier d 'In
dustie has learned the art of living without
work why should he not so live ? Who shall
say him nay and belabor him for a Vagrant
and a drone ? What is life made for ? What is
the aim of human existence ? Is not happiness
and contentment the chief end ? We have no
complaint of your true Fellow of the College
of Indolence. He is a man of taste ; knows
something of letters ; is almost dilettante in
his notions of the proprieties, the harmonies
and the graces of life. He is ready to inject
into the brain of your dull, plodding block
head some gratuitous ideas of propriety ; and
so he is an instructor, and thus earns a right
of wine and bread. The severity of his tastes
checks the riotous, the rude and the clownish;
and this abates indecency and commands the
peace. This part of his offico entitles him to
the full, unstinted privilege of a public pen
sioner. Your genuine Street critic is never
indecorous. His profanity, even in private,
is of the reflected, qualified, less shocking sort.
He is a not unworthy example, even to his
betters. He never begs, is never greedy,
never intrusive, never violent, never quarrel
some. His notions of what should constitute
the bearing of a gentleman towards all per
sons of the opposite sex are eminently proper
even to the verge of chivalry and punctilio.
Of course he is a generous drinker ; for he
knows wines and spirits and may safely be
trusted to instruct you of the quality of your
cellarage. He greets you as an equal, observ
ing the propriety, always, of your Sir name.
He is above the vulgarity of an over-familiar
habit. His self respect renders this impossi
ble. How does he live ? This is not our con
cern. We will not seek to penetrate the veil.
We recognize him, with thankfulness, as a
beneficent, welcome, cleverly-ordered piece of
street ornamentation as good in his way as a
fountain or a statue ; a restraining influence,
a seer, a critic and a purifier. He is not an
individual we make no hints of the actuals,
pursue no models, but he is generic, univer
sal, an original element, no more a phenome
non than dull respectability whose rebuking
spirit and censor he is. He has servile imita
tors; but these, like all shams, arc intolerable.
But he, himself, sees to it that no rude words
are uttered in the presence of any lady ; and
lie makes the avenues as safe for self respect
ing women, night and day, as if he were a
guard of houor. May he be continued long
in the land of his usefulness. We can better
be rid of a gooder man! We spoke of
" this Nevada of ours." We counsel no ex
travagance and we have learned to reckon
constitutional conventions in that category.
But we could (and would) heartily justify the
calling together, by authority, of a College of
Nomenclature a State Institute of Philology
whose first duty it should be to relegate "Ne
vada" to that county in the parent State, yon
der, where it belongs. We would strike out
'Nevada" and substitute Washoe, and thus
begin the world with a name of our own,
something native and aboriginal,-ia propogat
ing, virile noun and not a mere sexless adjec
iive. What if we have said all this before J
It was by frequent iteration and reiteration
that those who stood in Congress for the right
of petition got a final recognition. Give us a
bit of aboriginal sustantivity for a name
among the sovereign States, and not a lisp of
jll-understood, second hand Spanish...
We note among the items of reduction by the
Board of Equalization the assessment on the
Agricultural Association's property. We
think the reduction which seems to be a
very sweeping one, is very properly made.
The fact is the property should either be made
feixabLe by the common exertion and enter
prise of our'eitiens or be sold. Its present
condition is not at all creditable to the town
or the county. It is a monument (if a monu
ment can be spread out by the acre, with a
race track run round it), of inertia, lack of
courage, local jealousies and other detracting
and distracting causes, all discreditable to the
city of Carson- If it is not availed of by an
other year we hope it may be so assessed as
to cause it to be sold for taxes. It is not
right to keep the place out of the market un
less we are going to use it for the public pur
poses for which it was originally purchased,
Our Lncle bam has grown very mean
in his old age. He was willing to accept the
services of Mr. Chaa. W. Friend, as a weather
observer, gratis, so long as he would serve ;
but when he established a regular signal sta
tion inside our lines he betook himself and
his instruments and his whole outfit into the
eastern part of the State and gave Mr. F. a
shrug of dismissal without as much as a 'thank
ye. ' And so we get no more observations of
the barometrical, thermometrical and metero
logical sort for these columns of ours. This
compels (as with the law, in .many rude bor
der settlements), the taking of the weather in
our own hands. The " trivial, fond record"
thus forced upon us brings us to say that
October is setting about his house-keeping
with a decided show of new courses. There
was a shrewd, nipping, eager air yesterday
morning which "was not so before."
COUNTY HOSPITAL MATTERS.
Much has been recently said reflecting upon
the management of the County Hospital, and
in order to have the street talk corroborated,
or contradicted, a representative of this jour
nal visited that institution j-esterday after
noon. Mrs. Annie Trimmer, the matron, not
expecting the intrusion of an inquisitive
reporter, yet did not exhibit the slightest
hesitancy to take our representative through
the entire building and show him all that
he desired to see. The County Hospital has
very recently been removed to its present
location, and the matron has not yet had an
opportunity to get everytning into proper
shape; but notwithstanding that, the house
is well adapted for hospital purposes. The
patients seem to have as good treatment as
could be wished for. There are ODly four
patients in the building now; amongthe num
ber is Willie Douglas who was a short time
ago severely hurt by having a railroad car run
over him. Our reporter conversed with the
little fellow, who, by the way is very bright
indeed, at length, and was informed that he
received the kindest and most considerate
treatment at the hands of the matron and the
hospital attendants. Everything about the
hospital presents a neat and clean appearance,
Mrs. Trimmer seems to do all in her power to
alleviate the sufferings of the sick who are
placed in her charge, and successfully to
From our own observation we judge that an
injustice has been done the management of
the County Hospital and are only too well
pleased to be able to state that the county
indigent are in good hands.
CARSON POST OFFICE BUSINESS.
Through the courtesy of Postmaster White
we are enabled to lay before our readers a
few statistical matters relative to his office.
We desired to get a statement showing the
number of letters distributed and received at
the Carson Post Office, but as the law does
not require a record of that character to be
kept, we are unable to satisfy the curiosity of
our readers in that respect. The gross re
ceipts of the Carson Post Office for the fiscal
year ending September 30th, 1877, were
$7,026 81; number of registered letters trans
mitted, 1,340; amount of postal orders issued
during the same period, $60,990 18. The
revenue derived by Goverment from postal
orders was 422 10.
Under date of Sept. 30, Frank Tagliabue
writes the flowing interesting letter to the
Gld Hill News: "This is a very pretty town
site and the prospects of the town are very
good, but this place don't need a large popu
lation, for there is very little for them to do,
If water wa3 abundant there are plenty of
placer claims that would pay handsomely,
but now all the water that can be depended
on is the melting snows in the Spring. The
view irom iJodie .ran: is very neautiiui ana
extensive. The Sierra to the west, Mono
lake to the south, and the White mountains
to the east; and our hills seem to be as high
as any of the peaks in sight. I expect in a
first-class storm any one possessed of good
taste would as soon be in San Francisco as on
the point where the Standard hoisting works
are erected. The Bodie company are erect
ing a nice little hoisting works. This is sup
posed to be the south extension of the Stand
ard, but the principal work in the camp car
ried on is the opening of the old Bodie tunnel,
the great pet of Professor Silliman of Yale
college. This has been relocated, and will,
in 1,500 feet, cut every vein in the district.
It is already in 250 feet, in the regular Corn
stock bird's-eye porphyry, and the chances
are very favorable for cutting a good vein in
the next 200 feet. The Bechtel mine is in
range and has a very good showing, and the
tunnel will cut the ledge about six hundred
feet in depth and the majority of the ledges
on the lull will be cut at about the same
depth. As all the ledges have an approxi
mate north and south range, and the course
of the tunnel is nearly east, it will of necess
ity cut them all I have met more old
A t j 1 T
acquaintances nere man x supposed were
in existence. Frank Seeley, formerly of
Virginia, donated me good sleeping quarters,
and Frank Masters, who keeps a first-class
saloon, has been traveling in the same places
with me for sixteen years. This is the worst
place for Franks I ever was in, more than
half the men bear the name, most of the dogs,
and when a mule team comes in, "Get up,
Frank," is the cry of the teamster; so I have
plenty of namesakes in this camp, and I am
now after all rather proud of the name.
Some one has been stealing my Gold Hill
News, and if I catch him God forgive him
for I won't. I have not received any for two
SPECIAL NOTICE. I carson city savings bank.
Great Redaction In Prices, owing to
the decline in the Eastern
E. B. R A I L,
opposite .capitol:ibuilo;n3, CARSON,
BANKERS, BROKERS AND FIRE INSUR
CARSON CITY, -
STOCKS BOl'GBT AXD
Retail Dealer in
Liberal Margins allowed on Approved Stocka.Tl
San Francisco Correspondent Latham & King
Carson, September 1, 1S77.
Rice &, Tickner,
QE XEP.AL INSURANCE AGENTS,
CARSON CITY, NEVADA.
North British and Mercantile,
London fc Liverpool ot Globe,
Imperial, Northern and Queen.
GLASS AND CROCKERY WARE,
Bar Fixtures, China Sets,
Etc., Etc., Etc.,
Special attention given Woodyard risks
. au2atf J- 1. KERSEY, Solicitor.
Plows, Harrows, Gang Plows, J
Reapers, Mowers, Wheat Rakes,
Cultivators, Etc., Etc.,
Paints, Oils S Brushes,
WELLS, FARGO & CO,,
ANKERS. EXCHANGE AND FXPRE8S
CARSON CITY, NEVADA.
From and after this date Wells, Far?o & Company will
BUY AND SELL MINING STOCKS.
gCoal Oil, Paint Oil, Turpentine, Varnish, White Lead,
Rubber Paint, Chemical Taint, Lard Oil,
Machine, Castor, Noats Foot Oil,
Alcohol, Etc., Etc.,
STOVES. RANGES, TINWARE,
Medallion and Laurel Ranges,
Buck's and other Brands of Stoves.
Pomps, Hose and Pipe, Doors, Windows,
Blinds and Glass. Wood and Willow
Ware, Bird Cages, Pistols,
Guns, Cartridges, Water,
Gas and Lead Pipe,
Liberal Margins Allowed on Approved
Carson, August 25, 1877.
THE ONLY ONE PSICE STORE IN TOWN!
MEN'S AND BOYS'
House Furnishing Good
Brass and Steam Coods.
Practical Plumbers and Tinners to do roofing and man
ufacturing of all kinds Tin and Iron Ware
Call and Get Prices Cheap for Cash,
E. B. RAIL.
STOCK BROKERS, JACOB ZECII,
ARSON AND PROCTOR STREETS,
CARS OX CITY, NEVADA.
THE CELEBRATED PIANO TUNER,
WILL ARRIVE IN CARSON
MONDAY, OCTOBER I, 1877.
September IS, 1877. m
NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS.
As will be seen elsewhere in our columns
this excellent troupe will give a performance
at the Carson Theater, on Monday evening
8th of October. Several new and versatile
arists are attached to the troupe. The press
throughout the country speak of their per
formances in the most eulogistic terms. The
Alleghanians will only remain here one even
ing, and as there will be a great rush for seats
it will be well for those who intend to witness
the show to secure them at an early moment,
The examination of Ah Hoy, for kidnap
ping a Chinese girl, will take place before
Judge Witherell this morning, at 10 o'clock,
when Ah Hoy will have an opportunity to
unfold a tale of woe and love sickness.
Wells, Farga & Co received per southern
last evening, bullion from the Northern Belle
mine, valued at $11,797, bullion from Colum
bus, valued at $1,938, Total 13,735.
HAVING BOUGHT TUB
'above named Restaurant of Mrs.
;M. A. Frisbie, the undersigned so-
licits the patronage of the public.
The Restaurant has been Renovated and
Furnished anew throughout, and no
pains will be spared to make it In
all respects a l?irs$ Class
The Table will be provided with all the Delicacies of
OPEN ALL HOURS. DAY AMD NICHT.
FRANCOIS A. MANNONY, Proprietor.
Carson, September 30, 1877. Ira
Bought, Sold and Carried on Margins. A1
HAVING STOCK AC-
McCONNELL & CO.
Liberal Advances on Active Accounts.
ST. CHARLES HOTEL,
CORNER CARSON AND THIRD STREETS,
CARSON CITY. NEVADA.
Are hereby notified that the interest on same has been
reduced to ONE PER CENT, per month.
sepl3m McCONNELL CO.
FELIX H. MERZBACH,
PROF K S S O R OF MUSIC
AXD AG EXT FOR THE
STEINWAY, CHICKERING, AND HALLET
& DAVIS PIANOS.
Office at J. O. FOX'S, Carson City. Jan2Gtf
Hats and Caps,
Bocts aid Mioes,
Etc .Etc Etc.
COUNT BUILDING, '
CARSON CITY NEVADA
GREAT CROWDS OF PEOPLE CON.
stantly rushing to the large Clothing Store of
KOPPEL & PLATT,
Corner of Carson and Third Streets, opposite the
ijt. Charles Hotel,
carsox enr Nevada.
To view and purchase of their magnificent stock of
Spring and Summer Goods,
Men's, Tooths and Boys' Clothing-,
Of all the latest styles, Hats, Caps, Trunks, Valises, Shirts
collars. tic., Ltc. ocutf
CORXER KINO AXD OR1LSBY STREETS,
OICE FAMILY GROCERIES
Thoroughly Overhauled and Repainted,
S SPLENDID AND WELL-KNOWN
brick edifice has, as usual, been
And compares favorably with any in the State. Its repu
tation is such as to need no further remarks.
THE CULINARY DEPARTMENT:
Is In excellent hands.
Clean Beds and
Every convenience for single guests or for families.
J. W. WATERS, M. D.
Office t On Kins' street, at rear ot Willis
CARSON CITY. NEVADA.
M. CLESCOVICH, PROPRIETOR.
Northeast corner of. Carson and Second
Streets, opposite Orm.foy House,
. Carson City, Nevada.
Flour, Feed, Hams,
Bacon, Butter, Lard,
Sugar, Teas, Coffee,
Pure Brandy & Wines
Old Valley Whisky,
Oigars cj Tobacco
HARDWARE, CROCKERY, TAINTS AND OILS.
Is surpUcd with the best of Wines. Liauors and Ciirars.
Prompt attention paid to guests and the traveling public.
warson wty, juiy 3, ibis
filHIS WELL-KNOWN ANO LONO.RST1
J lished first-class Restaurant and Oyster Stand Is kept
open from 5 o'clock a. M. until 2 a. m. The cooking and
all the facilities are unsurpassed by any establishment of
tue ainu, nere or eisewnere.
Oidrrs will receive prompt attention.
3T Mr. Clescorich will superintend personally.
July 7, 1877.
A FULL LINE OF
Always on band and deliver! free of charge.
-CALL AND SEE VS."X
REINSTEIN i GIBSON.
DR. F. J. WHITE,
Office t Over Willis' Drugstore, Up-italrs.
jar Calls promptly attended, tight or day.
Carson, March 12, 1877.
CLEAR WATER, and
I AM PREPARR1 TO FURNISH GOOD,
And plenty of it, at reasonable rates. Families, Restau
rants and hotels furnished on the most advantageous
Test the Matter for
Carson, May 7, 1870.
C. D. SWEETET.
Carson, August 6th, 18771
A Reward of FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS in United
States gold coin will be paid for the arrest and conviction
of the party or parties who cut the two water mains and
attempted to destroy the third, of the Carson City Water
Works, at the junction of Phillips' and Nevers' ranches
between the 1st and 6th of the present month.
Money up and no grumbling.
u7 m E. D. SWEENEY.
LOMT A RINGLB stTO.VK BORASTPTN.
His fuulsr Will AOTilT to J. B. HARMSTEAD. at lbs
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