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H tTCBDAYi.....7.....i PHIl Ha. I8M LOCAL INTELUCEPICE THH RIO COLORADO. 4clsnlUt Ktlmt Us Volume Kqaal that f U MagMr. My attention being called to an effusion of genuis, which you copied from the Eu. reka "Sentinel,", dated St. Thomas, March 19, 1833, and signed "J, B. F.f" I feel by your subjoined remarks required to reply, being the person therein speci ally referred to as the "meanest Mormon on earth," etc. I sincerely regret to have to notice the unique production: first, be cause when a lady stoops low behind the sheltering privileges that hedge in the adorable sex, and dings mud unsparingly, it is indeed a heavy task to make a re joinder that shall not jar upon the harmo nies and amenities of life; and, secondly, because no public edification can result from Bpiteful personalities, nor any wrongs be ameuded. , The source of the production is as unmistakable as if a life- silo portrait of Annie Rebecca Byers-J en mugs had been sot up on a barn door as signature: but what inspiration of su- ureine inaliznitv baa caused her to play ' Maid of Oileana," and take up the war cudgel in defence of persecuted air. Cassidv. mav mercifully remain problem atical. The memories of the thirteen years (slightly stretched) during which I hail views of the inside history of many a little design upon the national treasury, not as patriotic as the Colorado appropri ation, as they tile past me might be elab orated if they were fruitful of good re suits; but I will let it all rest and barely state that I have never claimed any al- legience to tha Mormon Church during those thirteen years aforesaid, nor denied the same previously, but I do claim to do mv business in my lull name and stand up to all obligations I incur, and I know very many Mormons who are incompar ably superior in rectitude and veracity to soma who contemptuously berate them. The animadversion as to the size of ltioville. flung out in said letter, is aim ply the pot calling the kettle black, for the greatness of St. Thomas is not aston ishing, and few of our settlements com pare well with New York or Liverpool, or even Jerusalem or Jericho. I will not assail the diatribe on the Rio Virgin. Think mvself that it is a fraud as a navig able river, and thought so when I tried it some years ago; but the Colorado, for which I seem to be in some way held re sponsible, I regard as a self-evident fact that existed without my consent before I knew it. and will probably survive my pilgrimage here. Competent scientists Jiave estimated its volume of water about equal to that of Niagara, and I am certain it exceeds the Thames. The fall of the Colorado from here to the sea is less than that of the Rboue or the Rhine, the Wisconsin or Upper Columbia, all of which are navigated, and the Colorado is navigated, without aid, for six hundred miles from the sea, to this point, in even medium stages of water, and the few bars and rapids spoken of are just the points which the desired Government aid would improve so as to render it navigable for a greater period of time. Fording places are. however, extremely rare in the low est stage of water, and always dangerous, and the very modest sum asked for the improvement of this river by the State of JNevaoa ought not to nna one voice in opposition or deterioration. Daniel Bonelu. ltioville, Lincoln County, Nevada, April 14, 1883. Masckl Eyre, a stockholder in the Day Company, has brought suit in San Francisco against J. L. Browne, G. W, Beaver, A. K. Grim, Thomas Cole and Uenrv A. Fox, the Directors of the com pany, to recover $7,000 claimed as penal ties, for alleged noncompliance with the law repairing them to post in the office of the company a certificate under oatti, showing an account of the receipts, diS' bursements and output for each month, Fbdit Crop Killed. Owing the cold weather, snows and frosts of the past two weeks, nearly the whole of the fruit crop of the northern portion of this county has been destroyed. There will be scracely any fruit raised in Eagle Valley this summer, while at Panaca the peaches, plums and apricots are killed, and in Pahranagat Valley it is reported that even the apple crop is destroyed. It is rumored through Southern Utah that the Denver & Rio Grande railroad officials will so arrange their prospective southern extension as to run through Beaver, thence to Parowan, and thence west, passing through Iron City, across Lincoln county to California. Whether this will be the actual route or not, is more than we can say, but the rumor seems to have originated with the rail road officials themselves. It now seems quite probable that the proposed suspension of work at the Frisco Smelting Works of Frisco, Utah, will be only a temporary one. The "Times" says the outlook for the near future of Frisco seems brighter now than for a long time The Sheriff will sell on Monday, at the front door of the court-house, the one half interest owned by Con. Gibfried in the Huhn & Hunt mine, and the undi vided one-third interest in the Leviathan mine, of Highland District, 1 - We learn by a letter from Salt Lake that the business of J. J. Ealpin hat been placed in the hands of a receiver. Ilia liabilities amount to $18,000; no assets, BrLLIOXVILLK AND PANACA DOTS The brethren gave a dance in the school-house Tuesday evening. School commenced Monday morning iu Bullionville with 1.1 scholars in attend- nee. Miss Clara Gentry and Miss Dodson arrived in Bullionville Monday evening from Utah. The Dry Valley Company have com menced shipping concentrations to the furnace at Bullionville. The Smelting Company shipped ?73,- 000 worth of bullion during the past six weeks, on ziw different teams. Ho for Condor Canyon and Delmoie's on, May Day! where an old fashioned barbecue will be given free to all. Considering the littlo enow that we have had during the past winter, the feed is very good in the hills, and stock are doing passably wall. Billy Sprousa was down from Blind Mountain the other day with some very tine samples of galena ore from the Wil liam and Excelsior mines. . . .. During the late cold spell wood was I precious article iu Bullionville, in conse quence of its scarcity, but thoso who did not have any freely helped themselves to that of their neighbors. We attribute the unpleasantness of the weather during the past two weeks to the many poetio effusions of the Spring crank who no doubt tired Mother IN a ture with the rhapsodies of her many charms. Nick Miller, ex-champion billiardist, and expert sbootist, is at present devot ing a portion of his time to the instruc tion of an elocutionary and Shakesperian class in Bullionville, with the assistance of one of our prominent citizens. April showers are very nice indeed, when accompanied by an occasianal gleam of sunshine, but April showers that have been refrigerated by some northern blizzard like the ones that we have been having during the past conple of weeks, are anything but pleasant. Messrs. Godbe and Hampton, of the Smelting Company, Alfred Godbe and St. Pierrie, arrived in Bullionville on the 19th inst., and spent several days in testintr and measuring the tailing nits, The party departed for home Tuesday morning, with the exception of young Godbe who remained in Bullionville. The Chinese residents of Bullionville boastingly remark that they will smoke opium whenever they feel like it. They not only boast thus, but they actually take pleasure in defying the Justice of the Peace of 'that precinct by smoking openly in his presence, and when threat ened with imprisonment in the connty jail, tney laugh in his tace, no doubt re memDering inn picnic they had some weeks ago while spending a brief term within the walls of that hospitable e tablishment. Professor Gog, the celebrated ventrilo quist and slight-of-hand performer, is going to give one of his popular exhibi tions in Bullionville some time in May, One of the attractions of the show will be the antics of a trained donkey, that w ill eat at command all the old bootlegs and tin cans that the small boys may feel disposed to give him. I he circus will wind up with a grand acrobatic per formance on the flying trapeze by the donkey and small boy. Supt. F. Godbe informs us that the visit of his father, Ben Hampton, and St, Pierrie to Bullionville was mainly for the purpose of taking into consideration the reduction of the residue tailings, of which there are several hundred thousand tons on hand. After making several practi cal tests by the chloridation process, Mr. Uodbe was of the opinion that the tail ings could be made give up their assay value of 815 per ton, and is at present anxiously awaiting a trial test of two tons that is being made at salt Lake City. If the Raymond & Ely and Meadow Valley Companies had erected furnaces for the reduction of their ores, instead of mills, they would have been over a mil lion dollars better off. We are led to reason thus, partly from the rich bonanza that the Smelting Company is now reaping in Bullionville from thWeduction of the tailings of said ores they having realized some 9300,000 thus far with a twenty ton furnace, and partly from the enormous amount of quicksilver that was wasted Dy ine mm process, it is very true a furnace was erected in V loche, when that camo first came into prom inence, but the art of reducing ores Dy the smelting process was then in its m fancy, and the venture could not prove otherwise than a failure. One of the most pleasing entertain' menta that we have yet witnessed in our village, was the school exhibition last Friday evening. The large school-bouse was uncomfortably filled with the parents of the children and a large number of invited guests from Bullionville. The exercises were composed of singing, reci tations and dialogues, and lasted until 10:30 P. M., during which time the little ones elicited much applause from the spectators for the intelligent and uuem barrassed manner in which they per formed their several parts. Among those worthy of special mention on this occa sion were Alice rindlay, and unristinia Hansen, the former for her sweet voice and graceful deportment, and the latter for her exquisite rendition of several iu- tricaU recitations. r i I. O. O. F. AXSIVKBSABT. l'ioche Lodge of L O. O. F. held their anniver- " sary entertainment Thursday evening at their Hall on Main street, Mr. R. H. Elain opening the ceremonies by a few very appropriate remarks fur the occa sion, and dispelling many of the absurd ideas that people who know nothing in regard to the Order of Odd Fellowship generally form from the ridiculous stories that are scattered broad cast throughout the land, and giving the wives of mar ried members an inkling to the fact that the lodge was not responsible for their husbands keeping out late of nights. After the remarks of Mr. Elam, owing to the large crowd assembled in the hall of the Order, which was tilled to overflow ing, the gathering adjourned to Brown's flail, where a regular ball was inaugura ted. The hall was tilled with ladies and gentlemen, and what was first intended for a little social gathering for the mem bers of the Order and a few invited guests developed into one of the largest and most brilliant balls that has been held in Pioche for several years, the floor being filled with merry and happy dancers. It was surprising where the large number of ladies, so handsomely and richly dressed, whose grace and beauty did more than all else to enhance the pleas ures of the evening, came from. - We were not aware that there were near so many charming creatures in Pioche. At half-past 12 o clock the guests were in vited to retire to the San Jose House, where a splendid collation was spread, and partake of one of the finest lunches ever spread in Pioche. After the lunch eon the guests all returned to the hall, and the terpsichorean art was indulged in until near 4 o clock next morning, the guests retiring delighted with the pleas ures they had indulged, and the mem bers of Pioche Lodge feeling happy iu knowing that they had lieen the means of affording such a large number of peo ple an evening's enjoyment. Opesiko Letters by Mistake. It may be of interest to persons .who receive, by mistake or otherwise, letters not in tended for them to know that they should take a second thought before breaking them open, and read section 1,221 of the postal laws of 1S79, wherein it is prescribed that the penalty attached to the act of opening by any person of a letter received from a postotnee, and not addressed to such a person, but intended tor another, shall be a tine ot not over SoOO, or imprisonment at hard labor for not over one year, or both. The gold mines over in Osceola Dis trict are now presenting a better appear ance than they have since discovery. Considerable gold is being taken out and sold by the claim owners that the public never hear of. It is only the thousand- dollar nuggets that the public hear about. Abodt quarter to 9 o'clock Friday morning the tire-alarm bell was sounded, occasioned by a 6 re on McCannon street. fortunately, however, it was soon ex. tinguished, withot the aid of the fire companies, snd the damage occasioned did not amount to anything. ALLE u. Campbell has been in Frisco, Utah, visiting the mines in that vicinity. The Frisco "Times" says he expressed himself as being well pleased with the outlook in Copper Gulch and seems confident of showing up a big mine on the uactus ground. A. K. Grim, the newly appointed Superintendent of the Day Company, is liable to drop in town at any moment, letters from aanfrancisco say that he will be up here about the first of the month. MR. Geo. Lewis of White River, Nye county, is very sick. A courier arrived in Pioche on Wednesday for Dr. Geo. C. Mathews, who at once departed for Lewis ranch, eighty miles distant. If the clerk of the weather would only dish us out our snow-storms and cold weather iu the winter instead of during the spring, it would give greater satisfac tion to the public at large. The newly discovered gold mines out at Cave Valley, we are informed by man recently from that locality, are not going to amount to such a Hades of sight as at first supposed. More freight teams arrived in town the past week than for a long time. Th most of the teams left on their return to the terminus loaded with ore. The " Eureka Sentinel " looks for ex tensive developments to bo made in some of the Prospect Mountain mines before many weeks roll by. The roads leading to Milford. also to the lower portion of this county, are said to be in a wretcned condition, owing to the late storms. There is now very little matte be longing to the Day Company left at Bristol. It has been pretty much all shipped. Owing to good development of several of the prospects in Comet District, that locality is beginning to again attract at tention. When parties bring in samples from Comet District now it is something more than a vest-pocket specimen. The Administrator of the Estate of John Capitan gives notice to all creditors to-day. Mr. Eddy, accompanied by bis daugh ter, returned from the terminus last Sat urday. The first wild flowers of the season were brought to town last Saturday. A Constable's sale will be found under "ew To-Day. ABOUT WATBO. llMfal Nttat for MlaUaa; Mrm. Oue gallon of distilled water weighs 10 pounds; one gallon of sea water weighs 10.32 pounds; 1.8 cubic feet of water weighs one hundred weight; 3C cubic feet weigh one ton, equal to 224 gallons; one cucic foot contains 6 J gallons. (The English standard, or imperial gallon, is here referred to. ) The average daily con cumption of water in towns is 16 to 20 gallons per head. In pipes, the square of the diameter in inches equals pounds wcigiib ui wiwr per yarn, axaiupie. An inch pipe holds nine pounds per yard. One-hundredth inch of rain is about one ton weight to the acre. A uoiniual bone power for a boiler requires one cubic foot of water per hour. Circular aperatures are most effective for discharging water, they having less frictional surface for the same area. The vena contracts is the best form of orifice for discharging water. The ordinary speed to run a pump is 80 to 1UU feet fer minute. The pressure in pounds per square inch of a column of water is the height ot a column in feet multiplied by 534, or, for approximation. one-half pound pressure per square inch tor each loot of height. Water, in Bow ing through an aperture, has velocity enual to that acnuired bv a heavy hoHv falling freely from a height equal to the distance between the center of the aper ture and the surface of the ' water, Doubling the diameter of an aperture in. creases the now tour-told, a man can raise water from a well 10 feet deep at the rate of 30 gallons per minute. The approximate time occupied in discharging equal quantities of water, under equal Heads, through pipes of equal leagth, varies from 80 for a straight pipe. 100 for a curve to 240 for a right angle. Last Sunday morning Dr. Campbell got it note in the Postotfice, telling him to go up to Cherry Creek Canyon, where his services were required by a wounded man. The doctor did as direoted. Wheu he had reached a certain point, a note left on a rock directed him further. After proceeding some distance off the road he found a man, wounded in the arm, as if hurt by a horse. To the doc tor's inquiry as to how he came there and the nature of his wound, the man replied that it was none of his business. His surgical skill was all that was re quired, and for that he was ready to pay. ' 1 1 L .1 i . 1 . 1 , . I xuo uuuiur urebHeu me wouou, got ms pay, and was told to return the next morning. Ine doctor obeyed instruc tions, but on bis second viiit a note found on a rock told him his patient had left the night previous, it is supposed that he had confederates, who were not far away, and that the gang were outlaws, fleeing from justice. It is more than probable that these men are the late es capes lrom the Idaho penitentiary, tor whose arrest a reward oIFAUUO is ottered. White Pine News, April 21. A Chinaman in this city bad on the side of his neck a wen that would weigh four or five pounds. It waa of a dark brown color, and a moat unsightly ob ject. About four weeks ago a Chinese doctor began operations for the removal of the excrescence. He tied about the neck of the wen, which was over an inch in diameter, a silken cord. ' This cord he tightened day by day until it finally cut ott ail circulation ot blood in the wen, and left it dead. Yesterday the lump came off, and the Celestial now weighs less than at any time within the list year. Virginia Enterprise. There exists iu Montana, and the place is well known to many Montanians, a cave in which are piled an immense num ber of bones and skulls of bison, buffalo. deer, bear and smaller animals. These bones are carefully piled along the aides of the cave, and number thousands. It is supposed they were placed there by Indians. The writer of this has been in the cave aifd seen the skulls and bones. The cave is not over thirty miles from the line of the Utah and Northern rail road, and is near the southern boundary ot Montana. I Butte City tjnion-rree- man. Mixing Surveys. The Commissioner of the General Land Office has ruled that the fact that a mining survey, upon wnicn is an application tor patent, con flicts with a prior survey does not pre vent the applicant from including the conflicting area in his application, pro vided no application for patent upon such previous survey has already been made. Priority of application, aud not priority of survey, governs in such matters. Of course a survey must show all conflicts with any previous surveys; but the mere showing of conflict does not divest the applicant of any legal rights. One or two of our Deputy U. S. Mar shals are out on a criminal hunting trip, their intention being to rustle up for the mill of the coining September term, a good grist of persons who have been in dicted for various criminal practices by former grand tunes of this district. Court business has become rather dull, upwards of a hundred persons who have been indicted during the dozen years that the court has been held in Beaver having managed to thus far- elude capture or trial, and it now stands our peace officers in hand to rustle matters up somewhat. I Beaver Utouian. i i i , I, - - Jov is sometimes said to kill outright. but not always, by any means. The other evening we found a forgotten $10 bill that had slipped into the lining of our coat, and the joy of this discovery didn't kill us. But we felt very badly all the next forenoon. Rochester Post- Express. 1 Nellie Wilson, who once lived tn Reno, can hear something to her advantage. and also oblige her brothers and sisters, by writing to Mrs. Mary A. Kiland, Bremen street, near Prescott, Last Bos ton, Massachusetts. J. POCJADK'8 The Cash System is the Mj True J. POUJADE Has Just Received a Shipment of DOMESTICS, CONSISTING OF DouseLiumg Having secured a complete I will sell the same at the .Lowest Lincoln County. ; , , V ' -"I am now, after an experience of several 3'ears. manu facturing a better article of (DdDJFJFMM Than ever before, and am giving more for the money than ever before. I sell it Pure or Adulterated AS THE CONSUMER REQUIRES. I am also prepared to sell (BIMIEN In lots of from 1 lb. to 1 ton: Prices on Large Lots which Francisco or Eastern jobbing IN WINES I will not be excelled for Quality, and in General Groceries I shall continue to keep a Iirst-Class fresh Stock. You may say that "Talk is Cheap," but the thousands of people who have bought more or less from mo will verify my words, ,-,. , I will Sell for CASH Only. Keeping no Accounts excepting those secured by Collateral. J. POUJADE. AOVEKTUBXEKl, System. and stock, newly bought, of Figures ever known in C0FFIEIE! and to the Trade I will give will defy competition from San houses. & LIQUORS Ceiling.