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TCE8BAT I'EBBI'ART tS. REPORT OF THE VIRGINIA AND TRUCKEE RAILROAD FOR 1878. In the Territorial Enterprise for Sunday appears a printed copy of the first report ever made by any of Mr. Mills's railroad compa nies in this State. There are nine other re ports still delinquent, that is to say from to 1877, inclusive. The Morning Ap peal having made the first demand ever made npoa the "local" roads for a statement of their affairs, and this report having followed that demand, it may be fairly assumed that we have "smoked 'em out " In order to have, in the outset, a clear and definite apprehension of the reports required uf the "local" railroads, we herewith repro duce the section of the general Railroad Statute which calls for annual reports from the railroads : Sec. 44. Every such railroad corporation shall make an annual report to the Secretary of State of the operations of the year ending on the thirty-first day of December, which report shall be verified by the oaths of the President or acting Superintendent of opera tions, the Secretary and Treasurer of such corporation, and filed in the office of the Secretary of State bv the twentieth dav of January in each year, and shall state : First The capital stock and amount actually paid in. Second The amount expended for the purchase of lands for the construction of the road, for buildings, and for engines and cars respectively. Third The amount and nature cf its indebtedness, and the amount due the corporation. Fourth The amount received from the transportation of passengers, of property, of mails, express matter, and from other sources. Fifth The amount of freight, sr.ecifvinr the Quantity in tons. Sixth The amount paid for repairs of engines, cars buildings and other expenses, in gross, show ing the current expenses of running such road. Seventh The number and amount f dividends, and when paid. Eighth The number of engine houses and shops, of en gises and cars, and their character. Section fifty-five of the said Act reads as follows : Sec. 55. If any certificate or report made, or public notice given, by the officers of such company, in pursuance of the provisions of this Act, shall be false in any material repre sentation, all the officers who shall have signed the same shall be jointly and severally liable for all the debts of the company while they are stockholders or officers thereof, and shall likewise be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be fined in any sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, in any court having jurisdiction, and disqualified from holding any office of trust or profit in such compauy. The report made in compliance with the law and published, as before noted, in the Enterprise, is herewith presented : To the honorable the Secretary of -i'at; o rlir Accoriin to law, I bet; to auhuiu i:e; annual renrt of tbe operations of the v,i Truckee Railroad Company for the year ending SI, A. D. 1S7S : Xuvj with .da: the December Amount of e. s'tal stock .$6,000,000 00 Amount expended for tbe purchase of lands, etc., and construction of road, as follows, viz: construction r-llinr stock R;al Estate Teams- Wood Stock ou hand 3,605,380 82 71'2,27S 84 200.46M 61 MM? S4 41.113 50 151.43s 14 Total Amount and nature lows : Mining companies. I'.onds of indebtedness, as foi ?116.24fi 88 1.1 01 .000 00 Total $l,-'17.i!4ij S3 AnnuiU due this company from sundry sources 104.57 17 Amount retei'cd from the transportation of PHSseuzers, property, mail, express, etc., as per detailed n-pori Herewith Amount of freight in tons hauled Amount paid for rep?.irs on enyines. cirs, buildings. tc, together with oper.iviny ex f.nes, as per detailed report herewith. . . . Number of dividends paid Amount of dividends paid, as per detai'sd re 1,64, 442 S 507.92-2 .S7.350 4S 12 7.V,000 00 port here'viMi Number of engine houses, tows, viz : Rnziiie houses Machine shops Kiiiines shops, eusjines and cars, as fol- 4 :i 24 10 I'assensrer cars Ba'jasjij, mail and express ears 4 Box cars Platform cars 237 Ore cats 123 EXHIBIT of M'tntli'ii Bcteipt, Operating Expentten atul Dinidr.Hfis paid bij the Virginia oinl TnirJtre iifiilrotiij Company for thr Year ending Drcembeti A. I). ISIS: Net receipts from all sources per mouth, viz : .TaitTATV 1 "3,375 91 February 130.841 8! March. .' l:.4,7:W 06 April 143.1SO 74 May 128,848 4 June 122,737 24 July 118,094 45 August 118,143 43 f'jntcmber 120,547 42 October. 15 538 M0 November 143,8tl 26 December 126,543 27 Total 81,604.442 93 operating expensos per month, viz: January SS2.165 36 February 74,810 90 March 70,589 54 April 77,527 33 May 69,:;68 86 June 79 043 48 Jly 61,764 25 Aayust 63,234 62 September 65.874 28 October 76,823 29 November 77,117 10 December 72,922 27 Total $879,350 48 Dividends p-.ii 1 per month, viz: January 75,000 00 February 75,000 00 SUrch 60,000 00 April 60.000 00 May i,00) 00 June 66 000 00 July 60,0 0 00 August 60.000 00 September tP.QOO 90 Oc ober (16.01)0 W November 6 ,000 00 December 60,000 00 Total. 1.000 00 Ht'MMARY. Tr,tal receipts as above Total operating expeutJS as above. . .SI. 004,442 93 . 879..'S50 48 Wet receipts 7i5,092 45 Total dividends paid 750,Out 00 (Snlwcribed and sworn to bv H. M. Yerinjfton, General .Superintendent, and Win. M. Thornton, Secretary, before A. a. Kicke'.ta, Notary Public Now let us put this statement under the microscope for a few minutes and see if we ran detect any errors or lapses in the "mate Hal representations" therein contained. "Amount of capital stock, SjW.OOO.OOO." Upon what facts and figures does this amount rest? When and where have the projectors and present owners of the Virginia and True- kee Railroad accumulated for and in behalf of their company this six million of capital? Do they count therein the 81,300,000 given to them by the counties of Ormsby and Sto rey and the Coinstock mining companies? "Construction of road, $3,695,380 82." Inasmuch as this includes (by Mr. Yerring ton's own confession) the cost of relaying the track with steel rails, is the suspicion not natural that other expense accounts have also crept in? "Bonds. (DavaWlei. 81.101,000 00." In connection with this part of the report did not the agent of the company forget to in elude the statement, made by himself to the committee on last Saturday night that the company in the year 1878 had paid $100,000 on these same bonds? And adding this $100, 000 to the sum total of dividends, is Rot the said total $850,000 instead of but $750,000, as stated in this sworn report? And is not $100,000 so paid in the nature of a "mate rial representation?" Also, did he not forget to add in the interest paid on $1,200,000 in 1878 ! "Amount received from the transportation of passengers, property, mail, express, etc., as per detailed report herewith, $1,604, 442 93." Are the various accounts of the V. &. T. R. R. Co., with the ElDorado Wood and Flume Co., Yerington, Bliss & Co. , and the sundry other "Cos." which stand for the alw of D. O. Mills, lumberman and wood merchant, included in this state ment or, is the wood and lumber shipped by these closely corporated associates "dead headed" over the road ? "Amount of freight in tons, hauled, 507, 922." Does this include all the wood and lumber shipped over the road in 1878? GENERAL INTERROGATIONS. What account is made, upon the books of the Company, of the maneys donated by Ormsby and Storey Counties and by the Comstock mining companies in 1869-70? Did not Mr. Bender let his foot slip when, yesterday morning, in trying to illustrate the unreliability of "Poor's Manual," he read, after the meager statement of the affairs of the V. & T. Company therein contained, the words " all further information refused?" Did not Mr. Bender also let himself "think aloud" when he told the committee yesterday morning that the earnings of the road now are "not within 50 per cent, of what they were hum, ha, ha, hum, well, just after the Virginia City fire?" Didnt he by this unguarded statement come near giving the committee a pretty broad hint of the im mense amount of revenue derived from this roitd .' would not ivir. lermgtons report Have been quite as satisfactory to the Legislature if he had made a statement of the total amount of taxes paid in Storey, Lyon, Ormsby and Washoe Counties on account of the afore said $6,000,000 of capital stock ? Will not Mr. Mills be good enough to com ply with the law so far as to file with the Secretary of State a sworn statement of the capital stock, earnings, profits Ac, of the Lake Tahoe Narrow Gauge Railroad? Would it not be in order that a statement should be made as to the ownership an the 1st of January of the Virginia and Tritckee, the Lake Tahoe Narrow Gauge and the Eu reka and Palisade Railroads, and the resi dence of the said owners? In other words. would it not be well to let the people know where ali the profits of those roads go to! IN CONCLUSION. There is a suspicion that Mr. Mills in witnnoiain ironi tne people a run, frank, fair and ingenuous showing of his railroad business and its profits and advan tages, has done so from the fear that the pub lic and the Legislature might be informed of the enormous income flowing into his pockets, month after month, from the industries and businesses of Nevada. The people of West ern Nevada on every hand see the profitable business growing out of the wood and timber trade and the transportation of freights ab sorbed by their "local" railroads; they are at last made aware of the vast profits annually accruing to these railroad monopolists, and they look with amazement, while also looking to the Senate and Assembly for some reme dial legislation, at the pitiful sums yearly returned to the treasury by these monopo lists in the shape of taxes. THE CHINESE BILL SENATE, PASSES THE The great current event of Congressional legislation is the passage by the Senate of the House bill restricting Chinese immigration. The bill as passed is somewhat amended, but the amendments will doubtless be concurred in without delay. There is great doubt en tertained of the Presideut's approval of this important measure. He has shown himself so much the ally and servant of the interests and whimsies of New England and the South ern Democracy (both of which interests seem to be pretty much solid against the bill), that the apprehensions of his inimical action are well founded. In this connection we can not too highly commend the purpose as well as the purport of Senator Martin's resolution of yesterday. " Honor to whom honor is due," is the motta which goes before suck an act as was contemplated therein. Sargent is about to retire from the Senate. At the end of a long and useful term almost unparalleled in usefulness, indeed it is most fitting that his splendid labors in behalf of this restricting bill should be recognized and acknowledged as Senator Martin sought to have them. If Hayes does not veto this very important measure, the grandest stride toward averting the threatened danger of a Chinese inunda tion will have been accomplished. We hope to see Congressman Wren's name made the subject of a commendatory resolu tion in this regard. The part taken by him self in this struggle has been conspicuously effective and timely ; and he should receive from the Legislature of his State, upon the eve of his return to private life, the just meed of praise due to a faithful and efficient public servant. THE PEOPLE STIRRING. We hear it rumored that the masses of the people of Storey County, the consumers whose pockets are made to suffer in order that the Virginia and Truckee Railroad may pile up fresh millions of profits, contemplate a grand demonstration, not only in their own streets but within and about the Capital. Such things are not without precedent. Earnest men, many a time in the history of this country, have formed themselves in ranks and marched with banners flying and drums beating and battle cries upon their lips to ac complish a desired and desirable end. A movement has been set on foot in Carson by the emissaries of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad to have the Legislature memoralized in their behalf. Let the people who have the true interests of Ormsby County at heart the business men and rank-and-file f the people of Carson and Empire, unite in a respectful prayer to the Legislature to pass the Woodburn bill. LOOK AT TOUR REASONS. We warn the people of Ormsby County, by whose money the construction of the first pay ing division of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad was made possible, that if the pres ent Legislature does not pass a bill reducing freights and fares, the Mound House branch will be built. When it is built, good bye to every stage coach and prarie schooner, every wagon -maker's shop, every smithy aad every corral in the county. NARROW GAUGE TO THE TRUCKEE. Not for any curtailing of the profits going to swell the vast riches of Mills and Company, but for the hurt that it will cause to Carson do we look with apprehension upon the pro ject to build a narrow gauge railroad from Virginia to the Truckee. H'e have the rery best reasons for believing that such a road xcill be built if tlw, ''local" roads are mxt compelled bu statute to reduce their rates of freight. A PUBLIC MEETING. We believe that it is essential that our citizens should come toett::.r in mass meeting to consider what is best to be done under the circumstances. The feeling in favor of remedial legislation among mer chant rho have not been accorded cut rates is very strong. Every day we receive letters and visiters urging a strenuous prosecution of this anti railroad war. The people are tired of the petty tyranny of those railroaders who purchase their home supplier in Sacramento, and oppress every local industry with their manipulations done in the name of the Vir ginia and Truckee Railroad and its Wood and Timber Ring. Let the people who are most concerned as sert themselves and proclaim their purpose in the presence of this arrogant, avaricious and merciless monopoly ! THE RAILROAD QUESTION REKA. IN EU- rur some reason winch is unexplained our copy of the Eureka Leader for Wednesday last did not reach us until Sunday morning. Tl . . . 1 .1 ueuer late man never, we reproduce ine following editorial article therefrom: Senator Doolin's attitude on the railroad question is the subject of much unfavorable comment, and if the honorable gentlemen could hear the free expression of opinion on the streets to-day, he would at once grasp the idea that his representations were bi sed in error. When Mr. Dooliu asserts that his constituents find no fault with thi charges on local roads, he narrows down that element to a very few individuals. True, a petition has been forwarded to Carson signed by a nuniber of Eureka merchants, who state that they are satisfied with the present rates and charges. When it is remembered that, as a class, they are the least affected of any of Mr. Doolin's constituents, and still further, that to escape unjust discriminations it is their policy to submit t any extortions that the railroad companies may see fit to wring out of the community, the reason for their action can be easily solved. This is a question in which neither the tax-payer nor business man fig ures to any greater extent than the humblest person, who is not so fortunate as to have accumulated property. It is the consumer, the workingman and laborer who is vitally injured. It is this element that suffer in the end. From their daily wages comes the tax on which the corporations fatten, and makes living exenses on the Base raage higher than in any other locality, open to railroad communication, in the United States. If Mr. Doolin would remember that this is a question of vital importance to every resident of this country, to all who eat or wear clothes, irrespective of the fact of their being prop erty owners or tax-payers, and ignore the pe titions of those who are least affected by the high rates, ho would find himself en rapport with the great majority of the citizens of Eu reka County. This would seem to indicate that the Sen ator is not uite on solid ground in making his assertion that the railroad agitation in Eureka originates with nou-tax -payers and like irresponsible. DIED. Iii Carson, on Sunday, February 16th, Mrs. Purmi'ah Chase, a native of Pennsylvania,' aged 34 years and 10 months. The funeral will take place to-day from the Presbyterian Church, at 2 o'. lock r. m. SFW ADVERTISES! NETS. MASQUERADE BALL COSTUMES MRS. JAHN, THE CELEBRATED COSTHMR, HAS arrired in Carson, and takeo rooms at the Arlington Bonte Where she will furnish such costumes as are required for the Masquerade Ball of Company F, Carson Cuard. Mrs. .Tabu's assortment of fancy dresses is verv choice and very varied. febl8 FAIR AND FESTIVAL. THR LtniEO OF ST. PETER'S EPISCO PAL CHURCH will hold a GRAND FAIR AND FESTIVAL AT THK CARSON OPERA HOUSE, ON Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evenings, FEBRUARY 81at. 83d and 33d. OX TUTRSDAY EVENING Madame Jarley's Waxwo ks Will be presented for the first time in Carson. To be followed by Dancing. FRIDAY EVENING: Voeal and Instrumental Music. Reading of 'The Hanging ol the Crane," Illustrated by Tableaux. Dancing. SATURDAY EVEXISG Second and last exhibition of the celebrated, life-8'ze wa figures. DANCING. Lunch served each day from Lhc New England Kitchen in the Opera House for 50 ceiiia a meal. Music for dancing by Vanity's band. Admission, each evening 50 rent CARSON OPERA HOUSE. BARTON BARTON 4 LAW LOR MANAGERS HILL ACTING MANAGER THERE'S MILLIONS IN IT!" Two IN"! slats Only MONDAY EVEN'G, FEBRUARY 17, The Eminent Comedian, Mr. John T. R AY M O N D ! AS COL,. SEL,I,EUS. In Mark Twain's Comedy, supported by the California Theater Company. Tuesday Evening, February 18, Mr. Raymond in his great character, PEMBERTON PEMBROKE, The Insurance Agent, in liartley Camfibell'ti great flay. Reserved seats secured at the Opera House. MISS LIZZIE WOODSIDES, IS II I O ABI.K I K K S S n A K K R , Proctor Street, Four blocks Eat of the Saving Bank, Carton City, Nevada. tTWill work out bv the day when required. feMS SITUATION WANTED. AN EXPERIENCED LADY WISHED A situation as Housekeeper, or to do chamber work in a hotel or lodging hoase, or to do first class cookinf in a private boarding house. No objections to k'oinj; t the eouutry. Apply at No. 22, Carson Kitcliane. February 11th, 187. 3 FURNISHED ROOM TO LET. A NICE, WELL PC INCHED ROOM. IN x a desirable part of town, can bo rented on reason able terms by a pcni.-neut lodger. Apply at this office. February 13, 1S7U CABSOM CITY SAVINGS BANK BANKERS, BROKERS AND FIRE INSUR ANCE AGENTS. CARSON CITY, NEVADA. MINING STOCK BOCGHT AND ON COMMISSION. 0OL.D JTLiheral Varying allowed on Approved Stock. TT-l an Francisco Correspondent Latham ft King Carson September 1, 1877. ATTENTION TO LICENSE. r JL larly in my office Every Day at IO o'clock A. M., AND WILL REMAIN Each Day until 4 o'clock P. M.t And there and within those hours will issue County and City Licenses. LLOYD HILL, Sheriff, And ex olticio License Collector. Catson, February Stii, lsTJ. 1m & GRAND INVITATION j TyjASQlERADK PARTT, TO BB OIVBN ST Company "F," Carson Guard, At Their Armory, (THEATKR BALL), OH FRIDAY EVEN'G, FEB. 21, 1879. COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS: Lieut. A. M. Starlinp, Serpeant W. L. Taylor. Serjeant E. H. Culver. Hertfeaut S. J. Uodtfkinnon. Corporal A J. Mills. RECEPTION COMMITTEE : Captain A. Moner, Lieut. A M. Starling, Private I. G. I'arkor, Private C. E. Lautfhtoa, Private S. C. Scovillc. MUSIC BY VARNEY'S FULL RAND. MADAME JAHN, of the firm ,f Jahn 4 Foster, of Pan Francisco, will be here on tbe loth inst., with an elegant assortment of costumes, which she will furnish at reason able rates. TICKETS $3.00 (Admitting Gciitluir.au and I Julie.) Procurable of s. J. llodirkinson. at the Pioneer Salonn, and of A. A. Hordes, at bis Barber shop, on Kiu street . SPECIAL N0tTce7 Great Reduction in Prices, owing to the decline in the Eastern Market. . B. RAIL, OPPOSITE CAPITOL BUILDING, CARS ON. IMPORTER AND Ketail Dealer in WIIOLENALE AMI HAHDWAEE, Iron, Powder, Axes, An vila. Steel, Shot, Saws, Vises, Coal, Fuse, Caps,' llellows. Roie, Wedtfes, StaVos. Laee Leather GLASS AND CROCKERY WARE, Bar Fixtures, China SeU, Lamps, Chandeliers, Mirrors, Lanterns, Etc. Etc., Ete; Agricultural Implements, Plows, Reapers, Harrows, Mowers, Cultivators, Ett., Gain; Plows, Wheat Rakes Etc.. Paints, Oils Brushes, Coal On", Paint Oil, Turpentine, Varnish, White L-d, Kuhbur Paint, Chemical Paint, Lard Oil, Machine, Castor, NwiU, Foot Oil, Alcohol, Etc., Etc., STOVES. RANGES, TINWARE, Medallion and Laurel Ranges, Burk's Mid other Brands of Stove Pan pa. Hose and Ptpe. Doors. Window Blinds and Glass. Wood and Willow Ware, Bird Caffes, PistoU, Gaiiri. Cartri kes Water, Gas and Lead Pipe, House Furnishing Goods. Brass ana Steam Coods. Praotiosl Plumbers and Tmijers to do roofing and mm ufactuxing of at kinds Tm and Iron Wire Call and Get Prices Cheap for Cash. "2" E. B. RAIL. NOTICE TO MENHQLDERS. THE DNTHI'T COrKT OP THR 1 N 1 SK.C Second Judicial District of the State of N'erada. i n tnrl lor inc i oumy 01 umsby. Oliver lonkey and K. K. Smith, coiiartners, trading a The Verdi I'laninj Mill Conioany, p:aintiji, vx. Frank Cook and J. H. Miller, copartners, tradinif as Cook & Mil ler, and Carson 0iera House Association, a corporation, defendants. Aotice is hereby given that the abirvj-named plaintiffs have commerced an action in said Court against the d. fcnda.it above-named to foreclose a mechanic s lien held a.td owned by plaintiffs atrainst defendants and the follow ing descrilicd proenv, aituate in Carsi.n City, Ornisbr Coun.y, Mate of Nc.ada, to wit : Connm-nrin; at the southeast corner of Spear and Carson htreeti, running thence south, with the east lino of aid I'ara.j street, forty -nine (19) feet; theme easterly, at ri'ht anirles, on hundred and twenty (liil) fsct; thence, at rijfhl anri., northerly forty-nine ( til) feet, to the south line of Wpesr street ; thence, at right anples, westerly with !ar street, one hundred ai.d twenty (120) feet to the plait of bein nin;r; I'"? in Wock Forty-two (4 -1) of l.'uver's suhd. rision of Carson City. Said lien is held and claimed nndrr and by virtue of the prmisi n of an Act of the IC)ikIb ture of the State of Nevada, approved March ;, 1S7"i, enti tled, "An Act to secure liens to lutcl'Snim and others. to re)M!al all others Acts in relation thereto." All parsons claimltif liens on said premises under said Act are hereby notified to he and apjH-ar before said District Court, at ths Onir'-ro.im thereof m said Carson Citv, ou SAiCKHA. THK Mh DAV OF MAKCH, A. D. lstl. at 10 s'H.sk . ., then and there to exhibit the proof of their said 'li o. All liens not so exhibited shall he derail to he waived in favor of those which are so exhibited. LKWIS ii DEAL, Attorneys for Plaintiffs. February 14th, lh7!S. 3w2aw IN THK KUtOMJ JIOKUL DlnTHRT of the Stat of Neada, in and for the County of Orms by ti. W. Mathews vs. His Creditors: Notice to cred itors of Insolvent.-- Pursuant to an order of tbe lion. Samuel I). Kin. .Indue of the said District Court, notice is hereby vriren to all the creditors of the said insolvent. U. W. Mathews, to he and appear before the said Jad.e, at Chambers, on the 15th dav of March, lh7W, at 10 o'clock A. ', to show cause, if any thev can, why the prayer of said insolvent should not be jr'n'itcd, and an amifrnment of his estate be made, and he be disciiarired from his debt and liabilities, iu pursuance of the statute in such tine made and provided, and in the meantime all nrocecdihs against sai' insolvent be staved. , n itness my hand and tte Real of said Court this ) 11th day of February, A. D. 187J. t" J- U. AlAltsHALL. CIrV. L.S.