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SATURDAY AVBVmTt. IMO TOMBSTONE LETTER. ' We hare been permitted to make the following extracts from a letter from Tombstone, written July 23: The rainy season has set in here, .having rained every day (or ten days, so that the weather is now bearable. This is the boss gracing country; since the rain started the whole surface of the country is nothing but a carpel of grass, A great amount of building is going on and the town is increasing in size pretty rapidly. We had a shooting scrape here yesterday in which one man was killed instantly. The parties concerned were old tiradsbaw ana lorn Waters. All old Piochers know "Brad." The circum stances are about as follows: Waters bought a new check-colored shirt yester day and put it on to wear. It being an odd kind of looking shirt the boys all commenced to joke Tom about it, and they kept it up so long that Tom finally got hot and swore that the first man that said anything more about his shirt that lie would knock him down. It so hap pened that Bradshaw was the first man that came along, and not knowing any thing about what had been going on, made some remarks in relation to Waters' shirt, and Waters, true to his word knocked "Brad" down. Brad, got up laughing, took a " spin," and heeled him self, and ran across Waters about three hours afterwards. Brad asked Waters what he knocked him down for, and Waters answered, " because you deserve it," and at the same time knocked him down again. Brad, rose this time shoot ing, and just as good as killed Waters the first shot; anyway Waters fell, and Brad, taking deliberate aim each time, put thre more balls into Tom, and as a natural consequence . we will have a funeral to-day. - Cornish arrived - here from Harshaw and is at present working in the Vizina mine. Tom Dowell is at Camp Washington. About three-fourths of the population here are Americans, the other one-fourth includes all other nationalities. Jack Pasco is working for Neil Boyle, Tom Hannon arrived here from Pioche about ten days ago, and has gone to Dos Cabosos. John R. James paid Tombstone flying visit short time ago and stayed only two or three days. He is interested in some mining claims at Dos Carbosos. . Over Cautious. Once on a time there were two brothers. One was called Prometheus, because he always looked forward and boasted that be was wise. The other was called Epimetheus, because be looked back ward and did not boast at all; but said, humbly, quoting the Irishman, that he preferred prdplnsy aftif the event. There came to the two brothers a most beautiful creature that ever was seen, Pandora by name. But because she had a strange package in her hand, this fan ciful, suspicious, prudential, theoretical, deductive, prophesying Prometheus would have nothing to do with pretty Pandora and her package. But Epimetheus took her and married her, for better or for worse, as every man should whenever he has a chance for a good wife. Imagine the delight it afforded Epimetheus when ho opened the package and found that it was a box of Pou jade's cigars, with an order for several plugs of choice tobacco, and some fine coffee. So Epimethns got the two best things in the world, while old Prometheus had to be chained to the top of a mountain with a vulture by him to give him a peck whenever he stirred, lest he should turn th world upside down with his prophesies and theories. The Silver State is informed that Hum boldt Lake, or "Sink of Humboldt," as it is frequently called, is dry. An area of about 30 square miles, which a few years ago wu covered with water, is now dry as a desert The change has been caused by diverting the waters of the Humboldt river to the lands along the stream for irrigating purposes. Those who thought that the lake had a sub terranean outlet, can now walk dry-shod over what was formerly the bed of the lake, and see that there are no holes in the ground. Before the water was di verted from its natural channel the lake was reduced by evsporation, and not by leakage in the bottom. A few days since an Indian near Major's ranch was suffering the pain of rheumatism in one of his legs. Conclud ing he could bear the loss of the leg better than suffer longer, he laid the leg across a log and with an ax chopped it entirely off a little below the knee, bleed ing to death in a few minutes. Eaoh time he struck the leg he hallooed, which attracted attention, or the facts would never have been known. And thus went another aboriginee to the happy hunt ing grounds. Sonora (Toulmne) Demo crat V;.. . An Irish agent . having been instructed to raise rents, called a meeting of the tenants and apprised them of the inten tention. ".You can afford it," said he; "see how prices have risen." Silence was broken by an old farmer, who said: " Yes, there irno denying that It used to cost nound to set an aeent shot and now, belabbers, it can't be done under two." The rente nave not been raised. A correspondent wants to know if pedes trianism is unhealthy? It is not if indulged in behind plow. But when it comes to walking up and down the side walk in front of your girl's bouse until her old man starts down town, it is worss than a malaria. The total population of the State of New York, by the recent oeasus, will not vary nmcn from d,vcv,uai. STATE ITBH8. Army worms have destroyed the alfalfa on the Cominjo Cuneo ranch near Day ton. Pyramid Lake is found to be from 363 to 375 feet in depth about the central parts. There is a goodly gang of petty thieves in Eureka, and their pilfering are lie. coming a nuisance. X. A. Chandler, an old resident of Eureka, committed suicide in that town last Saturday morning. Robert St. Clair killed Pat Tully at the ranch of the latter, n Big Meadows, near Lovelock Station. , The Leader says times arc certainly growing better. Eureka again suppoits a first-class hurdy-house. The examination for the appointment to the Annapolis Naval School will come off in Carson August 21st. Parties from Cherry Creek are in Eu reka for the purpose of procuring a first- class deck of hurdics for that burg. Matters in Tybo are very quiet, but the mill keeps up its ceaseless clatter and turns out its regular quota of bullion. . Eureka Leaders We are informed that in a few days a party of 27 will leave for Washington lerntory, ana tiiat the com pany is now forming. Belmont Courier: Some of the ranch ers of this county say they will raise an average crop this year, while others thiuk that the crop will fall a good deal short of previous years. The Virginia Enterprise reports a Mast of 500 pounds being fired near the Morgan mill, Carson river, to shake np a bank of gravel for the lrginia and Truckee gravel train. Sarah Winnemucea has located in Or egon, where the Government has given her a nice homo and garden and a yearly pension of $600. as a reward for her ser vices during the Bannock war last year. The Sentinel is in receipt of a postal card from Andrew Wright, of Knox Postoffice, Pa., making inquiry for his brother, John Wright John wrote home from Eureka about one year ago. He is expected to respond should this fall under bis eye. r A difficulty occurred Monday morning at Tuscarora between W. B. Weaver, Deputy Sheriff of Elko county, and W. B. Hammond, in which the latter was killed and the former mortally wounded. The difficulty grew out of a game of cards. Gold Hill News: J. M. Douglas re ceived from the Carson mint to-day a lot of silver dollars. He tried to count them byCSTejnsng ip piles, but could not Some piles of twenty were three fourths of the thickness of a dollar higher than other like piles, but they all weighed alike. The Nevada Monthly for July has been received. It contains the usual quantity of statistics, and other informa tion concerning mines and mining. Sam uavis contributes some readable stage recollections. There are also some tough bear stories and numerous short articles on general subjects. . Terms, 23 rents per copy, or ?2.00 per year. Ward Reflex: Ore was struck in the Main Tunnel Tuesday night last and has been passed through, proving to be 20 feet wide. No assays having been made its value is unknown. It is not the Pay master however, and the tunnel goes bravely on towards the celebrated deposit that once made Ward famous. The tun nel is now in black spar. . Eureka Sentinel: Mr. George Wil liams, the well known carpenter, is back from Grantsville. The town, he says is quiet and there is but little opportunity for outsiders to engage in profitable busi ness. Town lots range from $300 to $1,000. The Alexander is an immense mine but the ore is low grade. There are about forty Eurekans over there, and most of them will return immediately. The Carson' Appeal says John T. Pritchard, who has just been convicted the second time for murder, is very much dissatisfied with his lot. He is reported to have said that death would be prefer able to him to much longer confinement in prison. When his alleged wife was brought into the prison on Wednesday, on a charge of drunkness, he abused the officer who made the arrest in a vile man ner. Joseph Strong Curtis, son of George Ticknor Curtis, of New York, and a dis tinguished mineralogist and mining ex pert of this coast, has been appointed special census Expert in connection with the geological survey of Nevada and California, to examine and report upon all important mines, mineral deposits, mills, smelting works, etc., in the dis tricts comprising the whole of Nevada south of the Central Paeific Railroad and that part of California east of the Sierra Nevada. While the Rev. Mr. Talmaze was see ing the sights in Leadville in a hurdy gurdy house a girl asked him to lead the set, but he declined. Moses Genot of Paobpnta Tohrvna county. Cel., has killed nine bears this summer wmie bunting in the hills. Green apples are in the zenith, and the small boy tightens his personal Equa tor. The dnnemm nf AnaMa yA fl-nMan will meet in Iscbel on August the 10th. LATEST XEWS BY MAIL. New York, August 3. Colonel Bodiue, of the American Rifle Team, arrived from England yesterday in the steamer City of Chester. He had with him a gun case, which, on being opened and examined by a Uua torn-house officer, was found to coutain a variety of dutiable articles, such as six pair of ladies silk nose, six ladies silk scans, a lot of four-button kid gloves, a new ivory comb and brush and 134 yards of black silk. The case and its contents were sent to the seizure-room. The duties on tho goods amount to $140. They are liable to forfeiture. Dr. Tanner has experienced no nausea since midnight, and his stomach is in an improving condition. His features are still pinched and drawn, and his eyes look dull. His temper is irritable, and the spectators annoy him. His usual drive failed to benefit him, and he says he will give up going out until the end of his fa-t. During the morning he drank. at intervals, less than half a pint of cro ton and mineral water. He is now on the 37th day. A9HINGTOV, August 3. TI.a Pmfimi S;tar on1 TT ,M ,t T..l 22U, has a story of the loss of the Chilean f - transport ioa, in anao isay. a reru viau oflicer procuring a suitable launch, put a Torpedo into it and over this placed a false bottom, resting on springs, kept down by the weight of the cargo. He then loaded it with a very choice assortment 'of fruits, and towing it out towards the blockading squadron before daylight, set it adrift All day it floated alxjut, but towards eve, fearing it would fall into neutral hands, a boat was sent to bring it back. Those on the Loa see ing a boat from the shore making toward the neutral vessels, caught sight of the launch and went to it The Loa lowered two boats, brought the launch alongside, and began unloading it. As the weight in the launch was diminished the ma chinery in connection with the torpedo was set free, and in a moment 300 pounds of dynamite exploded. The Loa was almost lifted out of the water, and ap peared enveloped in a mass of flame, which resolved itself into dense clouds of smoke. When this cleared away the vessel seemed not to have suffered, but suddenly she went down by the stern and disappeared. The ships of war and non-combatants quickly lowered their boats and picked up about forty men, who were struggling in the water, of whom it is probable many will die. At least 150 men perished. The only officers saved are the second commander, wound ed, the doctor and one engineer. Every house in Callao was shaken to its founda tion by the explosion, and every ship in the bay shivered by a fearful earthquake. A Lima correspondent says, there is an ugly rumor going about that some men entered Moquequa, where the Chili ans left their sick in care of the natives, and murdered every Chilian they could find. It is also rumored that the Chili ans have sent a force to wreak a terrible vengeance Sax A.vto.nio, Tex., August 3. A dispatch was received at head quarters yesterday saying that Victoria's band had attempted to pass north be tween Eagle Springs and Quitman. An engagement ensued. The Indians were repulsed and the position held until the arrival of Captain Vide, when a sharp encounter took place between his troops and the Indians. The latter were re pulsed, seven being killed and many wounded. Captain Vice lost one man killed, and Lieutenant Callady wounded. The engagement lasted three hours. Loxdon, August 3. The Times has the following from Can dahar, under date of August 2d: On the morning of July 27th General Burrows engaged Ayoob Kahn's force of 12,000 men and 20 guns, CO miles beyond Can dahar. After four hours' fighting Gen. Burrows was repulsed and forced to re treat to Candahar. The British loss was 10 officers, 400 Europeans and 800 na tives, killed and missing, most of the losses . occurring in the retreat. Three horse artillery guns were abandoned. Preparations are being made for a seige in Candahar. Denver, August 2. A Tribune Los Pinos special says the Indians were straggling into the Com missioners' quarters all day yesterday to sign the treaty. The chief having signed the agreement the others were fearful that unless their names be sent to Wash ington they will receive no part of the sixty thousand dollars, which the Com missioners are authorized to pay out as soon as the arrangements for the removal of the Utes are perfocted, which will be probably some timo next Fall. The Commissioners 1 leave here about the 4th instant and for the Southern Utes Agency except Colonel Meacham, who remains at Los rinos to take the census. The removal of the Utes is only a ques tion of time, and the Commissioners are hurrying matters as fast as possible. A year from this Fall will probably see the reservation open to settlement San Francisco, August 3. ' Schroeder, who killed Dr. Lefevre in Oakland, was to-day held to answer without bail. The counsel gave notice of an application to the Supreme Court for a habeas corpus. Viroinia Cmr, August 3. John Peters, a Cornishman,, committed suicide last evening by taking a dose of belladonna and opium. A preacher at Chicago advocates tbe introduction of lady ushers in the church to make the young men attend. NEW TO-DAY. AUCTION SALE. THE HOUSE AMD FUBNITUBB OF MRS. BlCH.onMo annon street, will b sold at publlc'eutlon on Wednesday, th 11 of August, 1?8. This Is good opportunity for thorn desir ing s famished house to procure on. aa7-lt . W. L. McIXE, Auctioneer. MI8CEUAHE0US. John Quinn's: SAZiOOX, MAIN ST., BRISTOL, NEVADA. THE FINEST Wines, Brandies, Whiskies, and Gin. A fine 0PDlT of the best Imnotted Chnn eTtr sold oyer s bar. o.u. joint Qvvm. ol&tr GUS. ADELMAN,' WHOLESALE AND RETAIL UTO DEPOTS FOR MEATS. PEOPLE'S MARKET, MEADOW VALLET ST.. PIOCHE. MAIN STREET, ROYAL CITY, MAIN STREET, BRISTOL MIMING DISTRICT. AT EACH OF THE ABOVE PLACES WILL always be found th bast assortment of BEEP, PORK, : MUTTON, and VEAL. Particular attention uild to Funilv Vndi. All orders for Meat, etc., attended to promptly and with dispatch. ...... ' J- GUS ADELM An. All kinds aV Colored Printing diu t tkte Record Office. D. C. CLARIS, STONH STORBi LOWER MAIN STREET. PIOCHE, NEVADA, WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALER, ALSO DEALER IN Groceries, Provisions, Powder, Fuse, and GENERAL MECHANDISE, i . . ,, , AT WHOLESALE OR RETAIL. olB-tf CHAS, STEIN, MAIN STBEET, PIOCHE, NEVADA. ' 3Devlor lxx GROCERIES, PRODUCE, Ana General Kercnanilise. :. Importer sad Wholesale Dealer la FOREIGN DOMESTIC WINES, LIBORS df CIGARS, ENGLISH ALE dt PORTER, CRAB- APPLE CIDER, CHAMPAGNE i" CIDER, SYRUPS, COR. DIALS fc BITTERS OF ALL KINDS. Special Attention Paid to Family Trade. des-U ' . . G. R. ALEXANDER. Druggist ana Apothecary rrEEPS CONST A8TLT 01 HAJfD A LABQK La. 101 01 Pure Drugs, Meals, Piffuwrj, Soijt, t8ae AlX Tollat Artlolea . .... tu..,.,. , LOWEST POSSIBLE PBIOE. Mala St., PUeae, opooalto Lacoar at rs-tt PHILADELPHIA BREWERY, Mala Btroet, ..Pleeae, Schustrich & Klelne, Prop're, rt rUBXISHTRO A' 8UPEBIOB ABTIOJt 1 ef LAwKa BEEB, la qaaaMtteetesatt.at thelowMtr. Adjolaiat atpewppatdoa Down to the Mil It seems to be the Pioche and vicinity to buy at Bed-Rock Pbices FOR This is the true spirit, and will increase the prosperity of the people, for no goods can be sold on timr hv nnmat. unless the purchaser pays for 1 J j : ing me iiuuis ituu uesires oi me peopie in uns regard we will sell strictly for cash from now on, at prices that 'will surprise the most credulous. We are now opening an immense stock of " 9 ' . )' DRT-GOOfiS, CLOTHING, Which have been purchased failures of some of the leading firms in San Francisco. WE ARE ROT TO BE 1'DI RSOLD ID W ILL SIU AT nnifunn ll'imnill mnn nms... nn ' rimiw wniiifl m Sell Yon Better Goods for Less Money than any other Firm in the STAO?E. Ladies, Misses and Children's Shoes at Less than HALF FORMER PRICES. J. MYERS & BRO . ma24-tf J. EINEYIIIYW ii)., HAIN BTK15ST, PIOCHE...: NEVADA IMPORTERS A-XsTD DEALE1R3 117 0:LZ1.Z 7V AHB, IRON, STEEL, MILL and MINING SUPPLIES, HOSE, BELTING, PACKING, NATAL STORES, GAS-PIPE aad FITTGS. AROITOOO di WAGON MATERIAL, SASH, DOORS SJ BLINDS, PAINTS A OILS, Agricultural Implements, STOVES, CROCKERY OLASN. WARS, aad BOCSB JURN. IIB1NS OOODS. Bbmifaotaran of 0ppr, Tin sad Bbset-Iron War. Plumbers Steam sad Oss Fitters, HEADQUARTERS FOR COAL OIL GIAXT and Dupont BlHtlng Powder and Call, foraia Fuss. . WE KEIP FIB8T-0LAB8 GOODS ONLTI Wa Buy for Gash and Sell Tor Cash. OSfE PRICE TO ALL!! J. N. CURTIS, ' SUCCESSOR TO W. F. MILLS & CO.. ' ; .'' Xevlex in GBINERIL MERCHJIVDISE, MINING SUPPLIES, Groceries, Clothing, Etc., At Reasonable Prices MAIN STREET, BRISTOL, Get; year Work drae at the "ww" Oatee. Bed-Rock! ! desire now of tho nnnnio ? their goods low down t.hof. CASH. the time given. AnticiDat' it. i mi . fat a. A. rf r HATS, ETC., for cnsli tur mm w mumi PiOOllO. IV, 7-Clci. W. E. GRIFFIN, BANKER and STOCKBROKER, ADD AOXXI WELLS, FARCO& CO., ' PIOCHE, NEV. , a'BANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING DCS INKSS. Dp..alt rocelved on Open Ac count or Certificates issued therefor. ExcBSEge drawn on all the principal cities of th United State, Canada and Europe. Will purchase SilTer and Crnde Bullion or make advances on same and ship for owner's account. Mining, Railroad and all kinds or Stock bought and aold on Commission. Loans and Advances made on Rtocks; also Dividend, Collected and Assessments Paid. ooBaxapoMSzim : WELLS, FARGO ti CO., San Francisco, Oal, , WKIXS, FARGO & CO., 6 Broadway, New Tork. EIVES, Si ALLEN. 81 King William atrret.London, Eng., Agent Well, Fargo A Co. OFFICE in WellarFaTgo A Oo'i Bonding, Main street. Pioche. Nevada auM-tf NOTICE. ,nn. rmFf7n' OWMr ' t0 tondred (21)0) undivided feet in the KUntfen Smith 5 "tasted In tbe Pennsylvania Mining District, Lincoln connty, Nevada, you are hereby notified that there la due from y n the um of two hundred and twentv-seren ai-loo iM7.ai) S. "IoT.ourv"ald taterert In eaid mine being $38 30 tor the year 1877. $16 for the year 1878, and $1701 for the year 187S-the tamo being your proportion of the work and labor done and porformed by the undersigned in aid above named mine, which you are hereby noti lied to pay immi'dlately, together with the cost of this advertisement, otherwise we shall claim forfeiture of your aaid int rest In said mine, in conformity with the set of Congress (Bee. 5) approved May 10, 1872. AH persona are hereby cautioned against pnrchaelng the said Interest from the said Paul Oavalll, a he cannot under existing circumstances make a legal transfer of the same ALLEN McDOTJOALL. LOUIS SULTAN. t. v . Owners of the Kliiigen Smith Mine, floche, Nov.. June 2a. 1880. Je2C-90. NOTICE. To Wm. Ballllatra, owner In the Voleane ntne, situated in Jackrabbit Mining District, Lincoln county, But of Nevada, you are hereby notified that there i due from you th sum of three hundred and fifty ($860) dollar on your interest being an undivided one fifth intereat In the above named mine, which yott are hereby notified to pay Immediately, together with the coat of this advertisement, otherwise we shall claim forfeiture of your Intereat, In conformity with the set of Oongres (Heo 6) approved Hay loth, 1872 All person are cau tioned sgaliet purchasing th said intereat from th said Wm BnllUnga.ss he cannot under eitatlngotrcumstenoea make a legal transfer. . WESTLF.T WILLIAMS. W. B. WILSON. Owners In th Volcano Kin. Pioch,Kv., Jun21,lM. taM-Ktt.