FRIDAY FF.BKI4RT 7. 119
MR. MEDER'S "QUESTION OF PHIV
Senatnr Moflor is nothing if not irascible.
' The sting of reproach is in its truth."
ni the Mokxino Appkal having called at
tention to the fact of Metiers subserviency to
the Virginia and Truckee Railroad Company,
that bilioti3 and peppery person gets upon his
foet in the Senate and pours out upon the
editor of this paper a very bitter flood of per
sonal abuse. The attack thus made is
hardly worth answering save insofar as its
utterance affords us an opportunity to reply,
once for all, to a statement which has been
made with more or less vehemence, and re
iterated with much flippancy, concerning the
relations of the editor of the Morning Ap
peal and the Virginia and Truckee Railroad
The purport of that accusation is that the
s lid Railroad Company has "supported" the
aaid editor tor years the implication being
that he has been, for some reason or other,
tinder the pay of that concern. Meder, in
his blind aud crazy wrath, must go so far as
to say that the Railroad Company had sup
ported the said editor and his family for
Now we do not kno- whether there would
be any very serious crime committed if the
Virginia and Truckee Railroad Company
were to "support" a not very wealthy news
paper editor and his family, such as that
which relies upon the Morning Ari'E.vi. for
i s bread and butter; nor are we sure that
there would be anything very improper iu re
ceiving such support. Iu this case, however,
the statement is wholly without foundation,
as, doubtless, the books of the Company will
show. Indeed, so prudent is the Virginia
and Truckee Railroad Company in husband
ing its hard-earned profits that it pays for
the advertising of its time-table with "passes"
and not with money, and the job-printing re
quired by the company is ail, or nearly all,
ione in California or some of the Eastern
To be exact and explii-o : Any statement,
by whom-soever made, anywhere, under any
circumstances, or by any manner of inter
pretation, that the editor of the Morning
ArrEAL has ever received so much as one
dollar from the Virginia and Truckee Rail
road Company iu the way of a gratuity, an
nuity, reward, salary or gift, or that his
action, personal, professional or political, has
ver been trammeled by any obligation, pe
cuniary or otherwise, put upon inu by thai
corporation, is wholly graiiit:.-ns ..vd untrue,
and Lu iutites the closest sc utiny or tho
books of that concern, and the closest ami
most technical questioning of the oflicers and
employes thereof to prove the contrary.
So much f-jr this idle story, and so much
rr its latest retailer, Senator B. H. Meder
THE MALU5XANT SPITE OK THE
CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD
The Elko V;-i h-tit relates as f- IIojvs a
i.ory of the almost unparalleled meanness of
the Central Pacific Railroad Company:
The (ieneral Superintendent of the Central
Pacific tl.uiroad, Mr. A. N". Tow no, has been
interviewed on tha "Freights and Fares"
juestion and the result of that interview has
biieu published in the Sacramento Record
Union. According to Mr. Tow no the Central
PiCitic Company is not guilty of any of the
things that have been charged against it, and
is altogether a high-minded and honorable
corporation, aud does not discriminate in its
ciiarges iu favor of or agtint persons or
Now in regard to the latter assertion a cir
ouinstauco that occurred in this county will
i;Iustrato what their capabilities are ou that
fraud. A year or two ago the people of Star
Valley on the Central Pacific RaiUuad .35
miles east of this place found it necessary to
build a school-house for the educatfm of
their children, and voted to levy a tax on the
property in the school district to raise money
tor that purpose. There is quite a length of
the railroad in the district, and of course the
company was called upon to pay its propor
tion of the tax along with othar property
owners. The agents of the railroad protested
against the levying of the tax, but it was
levied aud collected. Now the people of
Star Valley are engaged in raising grain which
they ship on- the railroad to points west of
that place. So m order to got even on them
lor the school-tax the company increased the
rate of freight on barley from Deeth, which
it th Star Valley station, eight dollars per
ar-load, and continued that rate until they
bad made the people pay them back the
it noun t of the school-tax they had paid, and
hen they restored the rate te what it was
It is strange that Mr. Towne should make
a'lca a denial as ho has when every person
aiong the line of the road know that instan
ce showing the same disposition as that
ut'incod in the above are common.
PUT THEM ON RECORD.
It is to be hoped that, whenever the main
juefition upon the passage of any railroad bill
i put to either branch of the Legislature, the
-yea and noes will be called for, and every
member thus compelled to placn himself on
record. After the adjournment of the Legis
lature the journals will be printed, and those
who have performed their sworn duty toward
the oppressod people of this State will be
known and receive the credit to which they
are entitled. We propose to review the whole
railroad legislation and ahrrw up the short
comings of t,h- friends of the monopolies.
Lyon County Tim's.
MS. WOODBURN'S BILL.
The bill drawn by Hon. William Wood
burn and passed upon by the railroad com
mittee of Virginia City is as follows:
Au Act relating to railroads in the State of
The people of the. State of Nevada, repre
sented in Senate aiui Assembly, do enact as
Suction 1. No individual company or cor
poration owning, operating or managing any
railroad within the State of Nevada shall
charge a greater or higher rate for the trans
portation of freight or passengers between
any poiuts, places or localities within the
limits of this State than 6 cents per mile for
each passenger with ordinary baggage, not
exceeding 100 pounds in weight, and 10 cents
per mile for each ton of freight; provided,
that no greater charge shall be made for the
transportation of wood, lumber and coal than
5 cents per ton per mile; and provided fur
ther, that for the transportation of children
or the age of 12 ye ,rs or under the compen
sation shall not exceed 'S cents per mile
Sec. 2. No railroad company or corpora
tion shall charge, collect or receive for the
transportation of passengers or freight of any
des jiption upon its railroad, for any distance,
within this State, a greater amount of toll or
compensation than is charged, collected or re
ceived for the transportation in the same di
rection of any passengers or like quantity of
freight between any person or corporation
and another person or corporation either by
special rates or rebate or repayment of
Sec. 3. Any individual, company or cor
poration operating any railroad within this
State, and every agent of such company or
corporation who shall violate or attempt to
violate any of the provisions of this Act, shall
be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on
conviction, shall pay a Hue of $2,000, ?T()0 of
which shall go to the informer.
Sec. 4. Nothing contained in this Act
shall be taken as in any manner abridging or
controlling rates of freight charged by any
railro td company or corporation in this State
for carrying freight which comes from beyond
the boun laries of thi3 State and to be car
ried across or through the State.
The provisions of this bill are certainly
very reasonable. The contemplated reduc
tion of the rates of fares and freights from
the present high standard seems to have been
well considered. So fair is this bill, and
much is it calculated to do justice between
the Comstock miners and business people
and the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, and
so greatly will it relieve the people of Eureka
from the exactions of their local road, that it
will, we have no doubt, commend itself to
the Legislature. At all events, we trust it
may receive a close aud careful consideration,
and that its provisions may find embodiment
in a prompt enactment at the hands of the
CONK LI NO KXPOSES THE HUMBTVJ
OF HAYES'S CIVIL SERVICE RE
FORM. A ppt-cial dispatch to the New York Triiiuw
iiscnoes a veiy entertaining episode in tin
debate over the New Yrk appointments as
In the midst of Coukiing's speech he took
from his pocket a large bundle of iritet-s ad
dressed Arthur while he was Collector, !-v
different persons whose relations to the ad
ministration are, or were, more or less inti
mate, asking for the appointment of persons
iu the New York Custom House, for various
reasons given. Among the writers of tfu.-e
letters were McCiary, Governor McCormick,
when he was Assistant Secretary of the Treas
ury, Rogers, the President's private Secre
tary and others. The scene in the Senate dur
ing tile reading of these letters was a inosi re
markable one. None such lias been witnessed
there for years. Conkling read one letter
asking that Bradley be provided for in the
New York Custom House, because he was a
soti of Justice Bradley, of the Supreme Court.
' Son of whom?'' shouted some Seii-.tor.
"Son of Justice Bradley," replied Conk
ling, iu a very loud voice.
"What Justice Bradley is that,'" asked an
"Why, Justice Bradley, of the Electoral
Commission," said Mr. Conkling, "and ot
the Supreme Curt of the United States."
"Oh ho!" shouted a third Senator; "then
they wanted to provide for him, did the'?"
A similar scene occurred when another
letter was read asking the appointment ol
John O. Howard, of Ohio, "who had written
the life of President Hayes."
"Whoso life is that which he wrote?"
shouted a Senator with his hand at his ear.
"Life of the President; President Hayes."
responded Conkling, with some other remarks
which were not complimentry to the head of
the administration, aud then there were ex
clamations of mock surprise and loud laughter
in the Senate One letter asked for the ap
pointment of a man because he was the
writer's wife's sister's son.
Altogether, the exhibition which Conkling
made of the practice of the administration of
civil service reform was a very humiliating
one, and it showed that, while the President
may have been trying to reform the civil
service, he had had men around him who, to
say the 1 ast, have had the v.eakues3 of ordi
Conkiiug's speech is said by some who heard
it to have been less than an hour in length
by others to have occupied two hours iu de
livery. The truth seems to be that it was so
absorbingly interesting that Senators took no
note of time as it passed. There was no re
view of the loug continued controversy in what
the Senator from New York said, but it was
what he seems very properly to have called a
freeing of his mind.
The settlement of this long continued con
troversy is hailed with satisfaction by Repub
licans in Washington, whether they like the
way it is settled or not. The tight against
these last nominations was made by Conkling
against the judgment of a largo majority of
Republicans in the New York delegation, who
could see no good end to be subserved by it ;
and iu this many other Republicans, among
them some who voted with Conkling in the
Senate, agreed. Conkling seems to have asked
the advice of none of hi3 political associates,
and to have acted wholly ou his own sense of
what was riglit and proper in the premises.
VIRGINIA AND TRUCKEE DISCRIMINATIONS.
The Enterprise, lately commented as follows:
What is most needed is to compel railroads
to be common carriers in the real sense of the
term, and not close corporation run on special
contracts for the purpose of favoring a select
class at the expense of the community. That
is railroads should be compelled to stop dis
criminations. If, for instance, the Virginia
and Truckee Railroad can deliver wood at a
profit, to a rich firm in Virginia for $100 a
car-load, a poor man should not be obliged to
pay any more than that sum for a car-load.
Referring to the above, the Lyon County
Times makes the following timely remark :
And what is badly needed is to stop the
V. & T. R. R. Co. for charging as much for
Hauling goods to the Mound House as it does
to Virginia City.
Commenting upon Mason's apology for the
Virginia and Truckee Company and its prac
tices, the Reno Gazette says :
Mr. Mason hit the nail on the head when
he said that Mr. Fair could build a railroad
of his own and thus compel the V. and T. R. R.
to give him fair rates. That is just what Mr.
Maekey did say a year ago, and he put a party
in the field to survey the route. It is believed
and freely asserted that when. Mr. Mills re
turned from the East so that a special rate
could be given to the bonanza folks on wood
and lumber from Huffakers and Virginia the
work wa: stopped. Mr. Mackcy could have
built his own road and given the public the
advantage of reduced rates, but he can con
trol the country better to have a low rate over
the old road which the public can not get.
than to have low rates himself and at the same
time have evei'y one else putting materials
into their mines at the same price. This is
just what the people of Nevada complain of
and are trying to remedy. l ne argument
that the Williams bill would be good enough
for the Central Pacific but not for the Vir
ginia and Truckee is rather weak. We can
see no reason why it costs more to move
freight over the little road than the big one.
Indeed we believe it, costs less, and we are
decidedly in favor of equal rates and no dis
crimination iu favor of either "the roads or
P O O H !
"A locomotive, perhaps the largest made,
is en route for work on the long, heavy grade
on the Rocky mountains of the Atch'son,
Topeka and Santa Fee railroad. It has ten
wheels of paper, with steel tires, and the fire
box is ten feet long. When in working order
it weighs 118,000 pounds. Its weight i eo
great that the Western roads won't let it go
over bridges, and it will, therefore have to be
dismantled. It ran, however, over all the
Vidges of the Pennsylvania road.
The above item is going the rounds of the
press. The slur upon our western roads is
preposterously absurd, says the Truckee Re
pnhliean. If the engine weighs 18,0)0
pounds she weighs 50 tons. There are a dozen
i-ngiiiils on the mountain division of the Cen
rrai Pucitic that wilt each crowd the scales at
-V.) tons. Ten of these will couple op. to a 40
un snow-plow, drive her through the snow
banks and avalanches until she has accumu
lated from 5 to 10 tons of snow and ice on her
ipron and mould boards and with plow, and
-now, and ten tons weight of workmen and
chains and machinery inside the plow, they
will dash across the Dormer Creek bridge at
nil speed. This bridge, with the one at Long
S-ivinc, is considered the weakest on the Sac
runiTito Division. During the hard winter
of 1873 f '-: s-iow-plow train crossed the Long
Ravine bridge .virh nine engines attached to
the plow. JU U.ii'derwood was conductor,
and Superinteudeof. J. A. Fillmore was pres
old, and directed operations. 1'hore is not a
bridge on the Sacramento Division, nor on
the line of the Central P.icitio railroad, that
would not carry a train of 118,000 pound en
gines, coupled together.
HOW A HERO MET HIS DEATH.
Mr. Boiler, the accommodating first assist
ant operator in the Carson office of the
Western Union Telegraph Company, furnishes
as with the loiiowing nein ;
"R. L. Ryan, bucket man in the Bodie
shaft, Bodio, slipped and fell 400 feet to the
bottom of the shaft, killing him instantly.
I As he fell ho cried aloud, 'Look out below,'
not forgetting the danger his falling would
place them iu in the bottom."
That's heroism the noblest because the
most unselfish trait of human nature. It is
impossible that Ryan could have been any
thing but au honest, trustworthy, reliable
A New Paper for Bomb. Mr. S. F.
Hoole has issued a prosrectus (in the shape
of a half-sheet poster), for the " Bodie Daily
Morning News." It will mako its appear
ance on Saturday, February 22.
(ONVIS MIXING COMPANY. TH AN
j Xl'Ali MKfcTINO of the Stockholders of the Ccnvis
Mining Company will be held on
Saturday, th Twnnty-Sfconil Day of
At One o'clock v. at the office of the Company, Waltz's
Uw oiiiee, corner of Kin;,' and Curry streets, Carson City,
Nevada. A. WA1TZ, Secretary.
Kubniary 17:. li
MASONIC EMBLEM LOST.
LOST, BCTWEKN WEDNESDAY AND
Thursday Nights, a
Gold Masonic Kryatonp,
Such as is worn on watch chains. The finder will be auit
ab!y rewarded by leaving the game at the office of the
Moknikg appkal. jail 25a"2
ftinckel's Block, Carson, Ne.
Twenty-five years honorable practice la California and
Carson City. jaVtf
CARSON OPERA HOUSE.
MR. THOMAS MAOLIKE MANAGER
For Two Nights Only!
February 10th and 11th.
HAILED SY THE COMMUNITY THE BEST!
r urn a
Great Insist Scsison!
Tliis Season Greater !
rpHK CROWNING fL'MAK OP
1 strelsy. New Novelties, Musical tienis aud Lau'i
abie Acts, on this our second regular tour.
AN ENTIRE NEW COMPANY!
In the most elegant, chaste and refined proimmme ever
presented by a minstrel organization. For list oi com
pany and specialties (riven, see descriptive bills.
No extra charge for reserved seats. Box sheet in now
open at Dealy's.
B. W. P. & W, Sole Proprietors.
H .1. Claimum, Business Manager.
FAIR AND FESTIVAL!
THE LADiKj OK
St. Theresa's Catholic Church
WILL HOLD A
FAIR AND FESTIVAL
WEDNESDAY, TKU iSDiY, FRIDAY ANS
FEBRUARY 5, 6, 7 and 8,
AT 7 1 30 P. M.
Cordial Invitation i Extended to All
Lunch on Thursday, Friday and
FKOM II A. 31. TO i P. M,
MUSIC, VAHNEY'S 3AND.
CARSON CITY, NEVADA.
J. T. PANTL1ND, PROPRIETOR.
11HIS I.ONS ESTABLISHED and KAVOK.
ito Public House having pasd into new hands and
Xwrllw h I v Kiontrutd Thronh ou
Is now conduct - as a
XTxrt Class Iloto).
This means that
thebwt table d' hot in the State of Nevada; tha
th moat complota and most fully stocked of any in th
The Billiard Hall
l the finst in Western Nevada; and the service i equa
to that of the best hotels in San Francisco.
The PriceB of Board and Room-rent are regulated to
.nit the times. .
JOHN T. PANTLIND, Proprietor.
Carton, January 1, 187S
THE WHITE HOUSE
A FIRST CLA3S
JOHN T. PANTLIND.
Carton, October 1st, 1S78.
DP ABTMKKT Or STATK. Hri KFTAB r rri K,
Carson Cm, January 2'2, ls79. i
TBK STATE ROtRU OF KXKMIMRKK
will meet reprularlv on the FIRST AND THIRD
MONDAY OP KACH MONTH. No claims will be con-
sidered at such meetings unless presented at least one
day previous to the day of martin.
Ja23wi iivcretary Board of Kxauiinvr.
Great Redaction in Prices, owing to
the decline in the Eastern
Hark s t.
E. 0. R A I L,
OPPOSITE CAPITOL BUILOiNS, CARSON.
MPOKTKR AND WIlttLlWALK AXR
Retail Dealer iu
Powdr, SI t,
BeUoni, Laoe Laather
GLASS AHO GRQCXEF.Y VAHE,
Bar Fixtures, Chin Kt,
Etc. Kte., F
Plow., Harrows, Gang Plnwa,
Keapors, Mowers, Wheat Kafcaa
Paints, Oils t Srusheo,
tieal Orl, Paint il, Turpentine, Varuisii, White Lead,
Rubber Paint, Chemiad Paint, Lard Oil,
Machine, Castor, NeuU Foot Oil,
Alcohol, Kte., En.,
STOVES. RANGES, TINWARE,
MadaHinn aud Laurel Raiures,
Buck' and othitr Braml of 8to
Punaps, Hoae anil Pipe. Doora, Window.
UUuila and Glass. Wood and Willow
Ware, Bird Cajfna, Pistol,
Guns. 1,'artriofr". Water,
Gas and Lead Pipo,
House Furnishing Goods.
Brass and Meam Goods.
Praetioul Plumbers and Turners to do roofing and man
ufatturiiiK of all kinds Tin atid Iron War
Call and Get Prices Cheap for Cash.
E. B. RAIL.
THE STONE MARKET.
I IK I M)i:K.snat:i. OW TIIK NV'
proprietor of t he
NORTH CAISSON STRKKT,
Next to (..HI ion V Barbel'. Grocery Sit Jr
Is prepared to famish his vld cutt-utters and the pnhha
with ths Choicest Roasts, Steaks, and Cutlet, of
CORNED BEEF, SAUSAGE. BOLOGNAS,
AND HfAD CHEESE.
JTPricc t j suit thetiifS."4 :2f'Oirc me call.'!
Carson, January 8th, lttTtf.
CARSON CITY SAVINGS BANK
BANKERS, BROKERS AND FIRE INSUR
MIKING STOCK 1 UOrGHT AND "OLD
IjTLibtiral Martini allowed on Appror.d Sitocks.TH
San Francisoo Correspondont .11 ham i. Kii.f
Canon September 1, 1877.
FOR THE LADIES!
A OIKS' Jk CHIMliIr.V I NORRWRIR,
INFANTS' CLOTHING OF ALL KINDS.
The Celebrated tiiiir v Under
Dress Reform Corset Waist,
A Full Line of Ladies' Furnishing Goods direct froia
Circulars sent on application, and order, bymail attended
to promptly by
MRS. a. A. TFMPI.F,, Aiil.
Virginia iirevt, uciio, iteraua.
October 7th, lb7.
sin BG2i Mutton'
77? VEAL, W 7-
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