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P10CHE WEEKLY RECORD.
..JANUARY IT, 1891
8 a. m to 7 r. .
G P. m. to 7 P. M.
No money orders issued or letters reg
istered after 0:30 v. m. and none on Sun-
d''1, Jqhs Shier. P. M.
A Local Cwir " tao IWg
What Becomes of the ol.l Bums.
A Bottle of Trib should be in every
The Legislature meets on Monday
next t Carson.
The miners at the Half Moon are said
to bo in a fidget about the Indians.
Th furnace at the smelter has been
given a thorough overhauling and every,
thing points to a long run.
Peter Edwards came in from Lake
Vallev last Tuesday and left again
Bv the upsetting of a pot of molten
slag one of the smelter hands
,. ..nnoiiWiblv burnt about the
feet just before the fast blow out.
The charcoal yard at the smelter is
tilled to its utmost capacity, and the
teams are now storing the coal sacked at
the upper end of Meadow Valley Street,
The cold weather we are now having
has caused those without wood to be on
the hustle. It is uo joke to turn into
bed without a stick of wood in the
The night shift at the Yuba mine has
been dispensed with and the full force
are employed in the day time only,
causing a considerable saving to the
The guidewife blesses the cold weather
for it has a tendency to make the hus
band hue: the stove, if not herself, and
causes him to have less business down
town at night.
Though the thermometer has not regis
tered lower than 12 degress, the frost
seems to have penetrated the ground
readilv and water pipes are frozen in all
parts of town.
Under the new districting and distri
bution of District Judges, Elko, White
Pine and Lincoln Counties are given to
Judge Talbot and he will maintain his
residence at Elko.
Mrs. Deck has furnished her new
lodging house throughout with new fur
niture and bedding. Her patrons may
rest assured that their slumbers will not
be disturbed by the little jokers.
Several of our floating population have
left camp for Tintic. They will find the
truth of the old saying, "that nil is not
gold that glitters," and that pur camp is
just as good as any of the rest.
Few Indiana about town and nothing
unusual in their actions. They continue
to work a little, gamble a good deal and
get drunk au often as possible. No
prophet or war is troubling them.
A teamster named Ooff, engaged ,in
hauling ore from the Day Mine, nearly
had his right foot cut off last Tuesday. A
loaded wagon passed over it and the suf
ferer is now at camp confined to bed.
The cold snap we have had for the
past few days caused a hustling aronnd
for overcoats and mufflers. Those who
were lucky enough to possess one were
the envy of some of those who didn't.
The coyotes are having a lively time
scampering over the country and mak
ing the nights hideous with their howl
ing. Whether they are rustling for
grub or only to keep warm is best known
. The smelter blew in again Tuesday
afternoon, with plenty of ore and ooal on
hand to make a long run. It is hoped
no more impediments will be in the way,
and that a good production of bullion
will be the result. ,
The running of the Taylor and Ely
stage line has reverted to 11. Sadler, the
original oontraotor, and he made his first
trip yesterday. Better stock and ve
hicles than have been used for some
time will be placed on the road and bet
ter time will also be made. '
There is a whisper in town of a cake
being made with a fancy white top, cov
ered with cupids and other emblematic
ornaments. Great Scott! Is someone go
ing to take unto himself a rib If bo,
we oniy hope that when that cake is cut
our devil may not be forgotten, even if
' the staff is overlooked.
The Pioche Hotel has a deserted ap
pearance, as it is now without an occu
pant. Why it is uninhabited appears
singular. It is well situated and has ex
cellent accommodation for boarders as
Well as transient customers and if prop
erly managed should prove a paying in
stitution. There is a rumor around town that the
Bullionville mine is likely to change
hands, some San Francisco parties hav
ing bonded some part of it and are figur
ing for the balance. This is beyond
doubt a good piece of property and a
safe investment. Brother Beeoo, one of
the owners, thinks there are millions in
it. ' -. '
Many years practice have given C. A.
Snow 4 Co., Solicitors of Patents, at
Washington D. C, unsurpassed success
in obtaining pateuU for all classes of in
ventions. They make a apeoialty of re
jected cases, and have secured allowance
of many patents that had been previous.
ly rejected, k heir advertisement in
another column, will be of interest to in
ventors, patentees, manufacturers? and
all who have to do with patents.
A number of the leading citizens of
Punca have formed a corporation under
the laws of this State for storing water
and have already begun the work oi
building a reservoir.
The company will be known as tne
Meadow Valley Water Storage and Ir-
rigation Company." The land lying a
short distance below Bullionville ana
formerly known as "Hammond's Milk
Ranch'; has been secured as A site tor a
reservoir and construction work it now
going on, thirteen teams being engaged
in it. A bank 900 feet long, thirty feet
wide at the bottom, tea feet at
the top, and ten feet high is be
in tbuilt at that point; it it
Mtimated it will cover 50 acres of land
behind it with an average depth of six
feet of water. This is the work now go
ing on and if the enterprise proves sue.
cessful the capacity of the reservoir will
be doubled. The water stored will be
conduoted from the stream flowing to
waste down Meadow Valley Wash, and
if the undertaking succeeds it will bring
into cultivation 200 acres of land lying
The capital stock is divided into 1,000
shaers, at the par value of $5 each, and
the trustees for the first six im,r.ths are
A. L. Syphus, A. O. Lee, N. J, Wads
worth, W. H. Edwards and M. L. Lee.
The Pioche Con. Mg. Co. recently
shipped 150 tons of Day ore to Salt Lake
City for reduction. This was done un
der orders from head quarters to see
what markot value the ore had, if any.
The shipment was divided into three
lots and sent to as many different smelt
ers, Two of the smelters allowed for
the lime contained, in addition to the
silver Jand returned a profit. This ore
was blown out and shipped without
sorting, and the result indicates what we
may look for when the railroad shall be
onmnleted. as 400.000 tons of similar
stuff are estimated to, be exposed now.
The Day ore is worth in the market for
fluxing, double the alue of the silver
contained in it, and it is this feature
which makes the property so valuable,
no mine similar to it being known of
within 500 miles of us.
Last Saturday the case of the State
against J. M. Green, charged with an
assault in drawing a pistol on B. N.
Coleman, at Royal City on the first inst.,
came off. Defendant was found guilty
and fined $15 and cost.
On Saturday also, A. T. Page sued
Mrs. Dave Meyers and Dave Meyers,
for $61.77 for beef furnished at High
land. The case was settled on Wednea.
Last Tuesday the case of the State vs.
Jos. Dehnue, on a charge of assault and
battery against Francisco Pasini, was
tried before the Court without a jnry,
resulting in the discharge of the defendant.
At the Half Moon mine, on Saturday
last, an ore hauler named Morris was
ooming down the road from the mine
with a four horse team loaded, when the
rough lock ohain parted and the wagon
ran into the team. The result
was .1 general smashing np. The leaders
broke loose and ran away, while one of
the wheel horses was thrown down and
both front and hind wheels of the wagon
passed over him breaking shoulder and
cutting off one front foot. The animal
was shot. The wagon was wreoked al
most beyond repair.
Governor Colcord Iwora la.
Promptly at 12 o'clock, on Monday
the 5th inst., at the Exeoutive Depart
ment of the Capitol building at Carson,
R. K. Colcord, Governor-elect, and Jo
eph Poujade, Lieutenant Governor-elect,
took the oath of office in the presence of
the retired and elected State officers,
Judges-elect, Mrs. Colcord and daughter
and Drominent citizens. In the absence
of Chief Justice Belknap, Judge M. A,
Murphy administered the oaths. Mu
tual congratulations followed.
' ' Laid Off. .' ', ,
Teams engaged in hauling wood, ore
and coal for the smelter, are being laid
off. This indicates that the present run
will end with the consumption of mate.
rial on hand, and will be the last for a
time, but for how long is not mentioned,
The forces employed at the different
mines are not altered, and development
work in the several properties goes
John Roeder's practice lately hat been
to sleep in his store with the front iron
doors closed. Thursday night he left
these doors open and about half past five
next morning was awakened by a noise
at the middle door. Someone was try
ing to unlock it. ' Roeder moved for
ward to tee if possible who it was, when
one of his cats made A noise by jumping
to the floor and soared the intruder off.
This is something new for us and may
put some of ua on our guard.
Thursday afternoon three youngsters
the aoldest bout nine years, were found
drunk, on liquor said to be procured in
Chinatown. This matter ought to be
investigated and the parties who sold or
gave the liquor punished.
At the middleweight championship
fight between Dempiey and Fitzimmont,
at New Orleans Wednesday, Dempsey
was knocked out in the thirteenth
Sunt. 8. T. Godbe returned from Salt
It is a well known fact that the citi
zens of Pioche have always been gifted
with inquiring minds, and whenever an
obtuse ouestion has arisen, the matter
has been debated pro and con until a
final solution was obtained.
A short time ago a question was
brought up that agitated our thinkers in
no slight degree "What became of the
old Bums." Our local talent was strained
to its utmost calibre, Every citizen has
his chip in and as we are not a conserva
tive people by any means, it was finally
deoided to hold a publie meeting and
have the question thoroughly venti
lated, and the result of the meeting be
given broadcast to the press for circula
tion over the vast area oi our gionum
republic, as well as the boundless wilds
of equatorial Africa.
Several of our largest halls and build
ings were named that would accommo
date the speakers and the audience, but
eaoh one was set aside as too small, and
it was finally decided to hold the meet
ing on the Flat in the open air as it
would give the speakers plenty of breath
ing soells and room to cut loose on the
The meeting took place at the ap
pointed time, and the vast crowd in at
tendance occupied ground enough to
cover an acre of daisies. The meeting
being called to order, great difficulty
was experienced in the selootiou of a
Chairman, all the speakers being anxious
to obtain the chair as it was the only
available seat on the ground. A gentle
man recently from the grade at Clover,
suggested that if the meeting wished to
have a good road bed (he meant plat
form) it ought to be well balasted, and
proposed the name of a gentleman on
Main Street who could carry.both weight
and dignity to the chair, carried unani
mously, with cheers that made the Indi
ans in Pahranagat think the Messiah had
arrived in Pioche.
The gentleman of weight and dignity
was escorted to the chair, but hesitated
before seating himself, and appeared to
have some misgiving as to the stability
of the structure. Thankiog the meeting
for the honor conferred upon him, ho re
quested the shakers to start in and toot
. A general utility man around saloons
was the first speaker. 'He said he was
not accustomed to public speaking, but
put him dealing stud and." he did not
propose to get left as long as there were
any pairs in the deck or a chance for any
chips on the side. Ho said he was an
orphan and a long way from his friends,
and would throw himself on the clemen
cy of the audience, tho question of Bums
was too much for his cistern and on that
subject knew no more than a last year's
bird's nest and it gave him great pleas
ure to make way for somebody else to
The next in rotation was an old
Piocher, who advanced witli the dignity
of a Rothschilds. He said he fully con
curred in all of the previous speakers re
marks, but though heart and hand with
the meeting, he thought it a question of
such vital importance that it waajbeyond
human ken and ought to be left to the
spiritualists for a solution. Since his
sojourn here he had come in contact
with a large number of Bums and had in
variably given them the cold shoulder,
for he always considered charity begun
at home: as to their anatomical struct
ure he had neverjdissected an old Bum,
but from his experience with them, he
was confident they were such a tough
lot that steel had never yet been tem
pered that could make an incision into
their sides. He was better posted on
the filling and extraction of teeth and
he was now at work on a voluminous
treatise entitled "Old stiffs and what I
know about Dentistry, with copious
notes on Molars in general." It was to
be issued at the small sum of twenty
five cents, and orders for copies could be
left with the Chairman.
The next In order was a medical man,
who gave some very interesting details
of his hospital experience. He said he
had helped to dissect some hard shells
that saw and knife blunted on the
eorpae, but to his sorrow he had never
come across a regular and professional
Bum; they never drifted, into the hospi
tal, and what ultimately became of them
was always a mystery to him. He had
heard it asserted that they ,were surrep
titiously made away with and converted
into mincemeat, and put up in jars or
pails for family use at Christmas, but
for his part he was slightly under the
impression that in their old age they be
came mormons and at their deaths were
turned over to tho tithing office and ren
dered down for soap fat. I
A mixer of ragged edged revivers took
the floor; had met many of the class in
his chequered career, had yet to find the
first one who ever refused an eye opener,
or yet paid for one. Had been brought
up by poor, but pious parents and his
opinion was, if any tearch was to be
made the best plan would bo to search
the scriptures. ,
An artist in wooden suits was the
next speaker. It had always been a
connundrum to him where the Bums
final resting place was situated. He had
planted a number of old stiffs, but never
put an old Bum to sprout. He thought
when the summons came they sought the
far off sage brush and became a substi
tute for strychnine in poisoning wolves.
Here a voice frjm the audience ema
nating from a sepulchral pair of lungs
said that 70 years had embrowued his
brow, he had for the greater part oi his
life bummed it, but the eloquent re
marks of the speakers had to changed
hit nature that he had fallen from the
ranks of Bums, and if any one in the
crowd would treat he would move away
to other fields and pastures new and
would become a nunnery. He was in
terrupted by several of the speakers
jumping to their feet and olamoringto be
heard, when a crash sounded likt a wood
pile giving way. It came from the
chair and the distinguished Chairman
was seen picking himself np from the
debris. An angelic look overshadowed
his countenance as he said that at tht
next meoting he presided over he did
not propose to get left, and would have
atlag pot from the smelter to sit upon
as he had too much respect for his cor
poration to become a test) medium for
second 'hand furniture. A motion was
made to adjourn sine die, to enable the
speakers to transact some important
business with a man on the corner of the
street. Carried unanimously.
HE6BITT BE03. ADVEETIiE.ENT.
J. NESBITT & BRO.
(FIBS PROOF BUILDING.)
Bgctin Btroot, - - - - Ploohe, XtfoxrovcJU.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS 12
Groceries, Provisions and
Country produce Bought and Sold.
W .SHINOTO.1l LBTfER.
Washinutoh, Jan. 2, 1891,
Senator Hoar is still confident that the
Federal Election bill will pass the Sen
ate and become a law. He thinks that
Senators Stewart. Woloott, Teller and
possibly one or two others, not over two,
represents the entire republican opposi,
tion to the bill, although there are sev,
eral others who mav not vote for the
bill, but who will nob-vote against it,
But other republican Senators are not so
confident of the final outcome. The die.
affection in the republican ranks arises
not bo much from oDDOsition to the bill
as from the delay in disposing of
These centlemen think the bill has
already occupied too much of the Senate1
time, while other leislation, particularly
that affecting financial matters, has had
Just what the result will be it would
be impossible to predict with even a
reasonable degree of certainty, but every
Senator with whom I have talked, and
they are numerous and represent the
friends of all tho measures waiting to be
taken up as well as of the election bill,
agree in the belief that decisive action of
some sort will be taken by the Senate
during the coming week when about all
of the holiday absentees will have re
turned. One strange feature of the situ
ation is, that domocrats generally believe
that the election bill will be passed.
Democratic Seuators are doing all they
possibly can to enoourage those republi
can Senators who are known to be favor
able to free silver coinage to attempt to
force the consideration of one of the bills
already introduced providing for free
coinage before the Election bill or the
cloture rule is disposed of; they are not
doing this because they favor free coin
age, which nas some oi us uuierest up
ponents among the democratic Senators,
but because they winh to create dissen
tion in the republican ranks in the hope
that they may profit thereby in the end.
It will be discovered, I think, by these
republicans, it one of these bills ever
reaches a vote, that the democrats, with
a very few exceptions, will not vote for
The Republicans iu the Senate are
strikingly in need of a leader, that is to
say a man with the daring and dash
whioh characterized certain periods of
Mr. Blaine's and tho late Roscoe Conk
lings Senatorial careers. There are many
able and learned republicans in the Sen
ate but there seems to be no real leader
among them no man whom all the rest
will willingly follow. If Speaker Reed
had been in the Senate I don't believe
the present condition of affairs, which is
entirely unsatisfactory to all classes of
republicans, would exist. Battles are
not won without fighting, and no army
can fight well with divided leadership.
Republicans all hope for the best, but
they are not inspired with that aggress.
ive confidence which has been character
istic of the party in other great Con,
The President has signed the commit
sion of Henry B. Brown, as Associate
Justice of the United States Supreme
Court, his nomination having been con
firmed bv the Senate. The new Justice
will take his seat next week, and he will
have his hands full of work immedi
ately, as there are a number of important
cases that have been waiting for a full
court to act upon them. Justice Brown
is a fortunate man; not a ajngle word has
been said against his nomination,
The President is utilizing all the ma.
cbinery of the Post-office department in
making an investigation of the recent
murder of J. P. Mathews, postmaster at
Carrollton, Mississippi.' Mr. Harrison is
determined to tret to, the bottom of this
case. Mr. Mathews' was the third post
master appointed at that place ainceJune
1. 1SS9. First R. C. Hansbrough was
appointed, but his commission was with'
held and his son appointed. Soon after.
ward his bondsmen withdrew and not
being able to obtain others he was com
pelled to give up ttie office. Mathews
was appointed in August last, and took
charge of the office in October. It has
been stated here that citizens of the town
had openly made threats that no repub
lican should be their postmaster. If
the President becomes convinoed of the
truthfulness of that statement they may
find themselves without either post-offi
ce or postmaster. Tb, President's New
Year reception was one of tho most
brilliant ever held in the White House,
and it was followed by one equally as
brilliant held by tho Vice President and
Mrs. Morton at their elegant and capaci
ous residence. Prominent among the at
tendants at both was Hon. Robert T.
Lincoln, our Minister to Great Britain,
who is here to receive his final instruc
tions before veturning to his post, and
Gen. W. T. Sherman, who is "'Mting his
brother, the Senator.
There is good reason for believing that
the democrats are scheming to bring
about the necessity for an extra session
of Congress this Spring. They'll get very
sick of it if it is held. KemeoiDer
Main Street, Pioche, Revaia. . .
COOK BROS, & CO.,
Also General Dealers in
Dry Goods and Clothing.
GENTS FURNISHING GOODS, BOOTS & SHOES.
WILL PAPER, HOUSE LINING, ETC , ETC.
IRP8 CONSTANTLY ON 1IAND THE BEST
Dry Goods Department.
can now offer you the
Urgot and most complete assort
ment that bus ever been In Pioche, and for
prices that will compare with East or West. Call anil
examine goods, as strict examination will convinoe the closest
buyers that such la the case, The reduotlon In Ladles cloth, Tricots,
Cashmeres, Suitings, eto., Is worthy of notice. Hosiery and Underwear in
great variety, aiioli as Sonrlet Lamb's wool medicated flannel, Camel
hair, Merino, Jersey, etc., also a tine assortment of Cloaks, New
markets for Ladies, Misnes and Children; Ladles walk
ing Jacket)), Bliawla, eto. Carpets, Lounge
covering, Table olotht and "
Table Board), Window
, Shades and curtains.
Also a flue assortment ot Watte, Clods ani Jewelry,
In this department we offer bargaius superior to any heretofore glvtn
in this vblnily. Mens, Youths and Boys Suits. Ment,
Youths and Boys Overcoats. Gents furnishing
goods In great variety and of the best quality.
Our stock of Men's Buck, Seal
and Dogskin Gloves aro
Bftuonabl. price, to all and free delivery
to all part, of town.
Carnival Week at
GRAND HOLIDAY SALE
. . ... Wa ftfTer
. 4 . . special Induce
ments as we have made
. largo purchases reoenlly. The
assortment of Mens, Miners, Boots And
Shoes unsurpassed for quality and price. Mens,
Youths and Boys fine Boots and Shoes In great variety,
consisting of French and American evlf, fine Kangaroo, Dongola,
etc., In Balmoral, Congress, Button and Walkenphast and in fine hand
sewed welt, machine sewed and standard screw; Also A fine ss
sortment of C. M. HENDERSON'S oelebrated Bed Hotiool
House Shoe In Milwaukee oil grain. The assort-
ment of Ladies French kid, fine Dongola
and Pebble Goat Shoes is com
plete, Misses and Chil
dren's In great
The grooery department Is constantly supplied and here our prices are
lower than the lowest. Also Crockery, Glassware and Cutlery.
The Attraction of the Day !
Line of Goods secured
At the Lowest Possible
Prices and Will be Sold
j Don't delay your visit,
Come early and often,
Everybody welcome whether
Purchasing or not.
SAM E. WERTHEIMER.
We will give
extra Inducements) as we are
determined to reduce our immense stock to
to make room for other Roods, The stock consists of
old Kentucky Bourbon Whisky, Tea Kettle Whisky, Old Valley A A A-
Jamesons Old Irish Whisky, Old Erin uo israugn; rencn
and California Brandiee, Jamacla Bum and
Holland Gin, Fort, Sherry, Clar
et wine, etc., eto.
and Grain constantly on band. We carry a good supply of Harness.
Collars and sweat pads, Buggy whips, etc., all or which will te
sold Cheap for Cash or good security.
' '"The Mel-nchriy Days."
In good truth, the melauchholy days
have come to many. In medical ethics it
is said there is no poison without its an
tidote, and in like manner there is no
pain, mental or .physical, without its re
lief. The melancholy days are those
wherein the coming 'of pain is feared, or
pain really experienced. The . balmy
and delightful air to the heathful, ceems
filled with chill and moisture to the ail
ing, the sure provocatives of rheumatic
aches and neuralgic throbs; indeed all
aches and pains are thus influenced.
But the occasion should be full of hope,
and the concern of sufferer only as to the
surest and best releif. There is no ques
tion about this. The dispute is settled
by a large majority. St. Jacobs Oil is
not relief only; it is a sure cure, prompt
and permanent. It is not a promise; it is
true performance always.
A Bottle of Trib should be in every
Farmer Stein came in from Pahrana
gat Valley yesterday.
An entertainment fur the benefit of the
Kindergarten tchcol came off last even
ins at Browns Hall in which the children
took a Drominent part. It occurred too
late to enable us to make more than pass'
ing mention of it this week.
A Dream Interpreted.
A Scotch, paper cootaint the following:
A laborer at the Dundee harbor lately
told his wife, on awakening, a curioHS
dream which he had during the night.
He dreamed that he saw ooming toward
him, in order, foar rats. The first one
was very fat, and was followed by two
lean rats, the rear rat being blind. The
dreamer was greatly perplexed as to
what evil might follow, At it has been
understood that to dream of rata denotes
coming ealamity. He appealed to his
wife concerning this, but she poor wo
man, could not help him. His ton, a
sharp lad, who heard his father tell the
story, volunteered to be the interpreter.
"The fat rat," he said, "is the man who
keeps the publio house, that ye gang till
saa often, and the twa lean anea are me
and my mither, and the blind ane is yer-
Many white women are the wives of
New York Mongolians, tayt the Sun.
Most of them art married at the Five
Point Mission, where more queer
matches sre made than anywhere elsa in
MAIN STREET, ... - PIOCHB.
Opposite J. NVibUt & Bro'se Store.
-AND- ' .'.
T. J. OSBORNE,
Attoiiej-at-Laf ani Kotary FnMic.
Prompt Attteatloa given to
All Collection. n
Office, at lao Coart Bono.
There are five thousand Indiana living
on reservations in New York State. The
Senecat art the largest tribe, having two
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