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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
MAIN ST., BRISTOL, NEVADA.
A fine 0PDlT of the best Imnotted Chnn
eTtr sold oyer s bar.
DEPOTS FOR MEATS.
MEADOW VALLET ST.. PIOCHE.
MAIN STREET, ROYAL CITY,
MAIN STREET, BRISTOL MIMING
AT EACH OF THE ABOVE PLACES WILL
always be found th bast assortment of
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,
LOWER MAIN STREET.
ALSO DEALER IN
i . . ,, ,
AT WHOLESALE OR RETAIL.
MAIN STBEET, PIOCHE, NEVADA. '
Ana General Kercnanilise. :.
Importer sad Wholesale Dealer la
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
des-U ' . .
G. R. ALEXANDER.
Druggist ana Apothecary
rrEEPS CONST A8TLT 01 HAJfD A LABQK
La. 101 01
Meals, Piffuwrj, Soijt,
AlX Tollat Artlolea
. .... tu..,.,.
, LOWEST POSSIBLE PBIOE.
Mala St., PUeae, opooalto Lacoar at
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
It seems to be the
Pioche and vicinity to buy
at Bed-Rock Pbices
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 '
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
Ladies, Misses and Children's Shoes at Less than
HALF FORMER PRICES.
J. MYERS & BRO .
J. EINEYIIIYW ii).,
A-XsTD DEALE1R3 117
0:LZ1.Z 7V AHB,
MILL and MINING
GAS-PIPE aad FITTGS.
AROITOOO di WAGON MATERIAL,
SASH, DOORS SJ BLINDS,
PAINTS A OILS,
STOVES, CROCKERY OLASN.
WARS, aad BOCSB JURN.
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
Groceries, Clothing, Etc.,
At Reasonable Prices
MAIN STREET, BRISTOL,
Get; year Work drae at the
desire now of tho nnnnio ?
their goods low down t.hof.
the time given. AnticiDat'
it. i mi . fat
a. A. rf
for cnsli tur
mm w mumi
PiOOllO. IV, 7-Clci.
W. E. GRIFFIN,
BANKER and STOCKBROKER,
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
Mining, Railroad and all kinds or Stock
bought and aold on Commission.
Loans and Advances made on Rtocks; also
Dividend, Collected and Assessments Paid.
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
,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
t. v . Owners of the Kliiigen Smith Mine,
floche, Nov.. June 2a. 1880. Je2C-90.
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.
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