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Devoted to the Interests of Southeastern Nevada. Subscribe for it. Read it. Advertise in it. VOL. XL1. PIOCHE, NEVADA, THURSDAY, JULY. 8. 1892. NO. 40 ANCIENT FISHES. A Curious Collection Prepared for the National Museum. Vertebra tee from th. Sedimentary Depoe tte of the Lower Silurian Epoch . bn Geological DUeorenee la America. A collection of the oldest fishes of the world is being prepared for exhibition at the National museum, Washington, says the Star. They were dug out of i he rocks recently at Canyon City, CoL t.r.-at scientific interest has been u roused by the discovery, because they are thousands of years more ancient than any creatures with backbones ever found ' before. They come from the .sedimentary deposits laid down by water in the distant epoch called the silurlan, ' These are from the lower Silurian, and some notion of the differ ence of time may bo got from the fact that tte two "horUons" are separated In the AtvUohiii -region by twenty thousand feet of sediment ' " Where these fishes were found was once a sand beach on the western shore of a vast Interior sea, which extended eastwards f rom the Uocky mountains, and covered a large part of the conti nent. Oeolofflsts, -wandering through that region so prolific of treasures in the shape of fossils, came upon the de posits accidentally. The line of the ancient beach is still visible, although it is overlaid by sedimentary rocks of subsequent formation. 1 ney made ex cavations with pickax and blast, get ting out a great quantity of material, which was brought to Washington. Thirty millions of years have perhaps f lapsed since the creatures thus dug out were living. - It must have been a Ktrange world in which they had their being so far back in the night 01 time Kven the reptiles which flourished and attained such gigantic dimensions at a later period did not yet exist'. The only vertebrates were fishes. These fishes of the lower Silurian were all sms.ll the diminutive types of the great fishes which swarmed in the . waters during a later period, which has been called the age of fishes. They were clad in armor, being covered with plates of bone Instead of scales. Their skeletons were composed wholly of cartilage, like those of the sharks of to day, which themselves represent an enormously ancient finny pattern. Under the microscope it is possible to see the structure of the bone which compoiea me piates. in siniuar armor was the huge and ferocious dinichthys, as well as other marine monsters of a subsequent epoch, dressed. COLORADO HOLIDAYS. In Watermelon, Peaeh, Potato and lira pa and Cnerry Day. Colorado has some holidays that other states have not thought of, according to an informant of the St. Louis Olobc- Remocrat. Among these are water melon day, peach day, potato day and ffrape and cherry day. Watermelon day occurs September 1 each year, and i.s celebrated at Bockyford. On that . memorable occasion thousands of ex cursionists from all parts of the state flock to Kockyford and revel in water melons. Car loads of melons are shipped in from the district, and they are as free to all as water and air. The trains carry back hundreds of very sick pa eengers at night. Peach day is cele brated at Orand Junction with great eclat. It falls September 17, and all the survivors of the Bockyford water melon debauch go there to again gorge themselves. Bands of music and mui tary companies parade the streets of the town in the morning to hold the hungry crowd in check while the local committees are arranging the peaches so as to serve the greatest number at the same moment, and in the afternoon everybody falls to, and at night the mountains of peach pits tell the tale of the day's orgies. Then along in October comes potato day at Monument. Pretty much' the same people are to be seep there as at Bockyford and Orand Junction, and they consume enough Irish potatoes in one day to check the worst famine Ireland has ever Known. The potatoes are cooked in every lmag . inable way baked, boiled, roasted and mashed. They are served in great tin troughs that line the streets, and that remain stationary all the year. : Two or three monster fat steers lie sputtering upon spits in convenient proximity to the potato troughs, and the glutton can kill himself eating barbecued beef and potatoes If he wants to. No one will try to check him '.if his , appetite runs riot. Grape and Cherry day Is now a new institution' lately established at Canyon City, the center of : the , biggest fruit region in the eastern, part of : the state, but the date is not yet mentioned. That it will attract thousands Is attest ed by the brilliant success of the other .three feast days I have mentioned. The governor attends each of these celebra , (ions with his entire staff, and he would damn himself politically in Colorado if he should decline to go and eat himself ,ick, ' An Cauaually Light Weight. ' ' FJorlan OriibeU, from Pleas, in Stlo 'slu.aboy of seventeen, has been cx mined by the Anthropological society of Berlin, Prussia, respecting his weight. '.lie is too light for his size, so that his body sinks only half down In the water. 'In fact.lt would seem impossible to drown Aim without attaching addition al weights. With six pounds attached to his feet he sank in water to the shoulders; with ten pounds to the eyes. fourteen jwundt were required to make him. sink' entirely , under . water. The , young man weighs about one-eighth less than the normal weight of a man of his stature. SOLOMON AS A HORSEMAN. Be Was On. of th. Earliest lire riler ol the Noble Animal. By a great many people Arabia is supposed to be the home of the horse. From ancient Roman, Grecian and Jew ish history we readily learn, says a writer In the Western .Sportsman, that the horse was not known In Arabia long after he was a common factor in the life of southern Europe. The horse was scarcely known to the Hebrew i prior to the days of Solomon, that worthy and illustrious sovereign having been brought into closer contact with the horse by his marriage to a daugh ter of Pharoah, the reigning king of Egypt, whose gorgeous wedding outfit was supplemented by a large number of elegant horses, adapted alike to the serv ice of war and the chase. The appearance of those beautiful an imals, as they sped swiftly along the streets pf Jerusalem, excited the envy of a few jealous princes, but added to Solomon's "popularity with the masses. After his marriage with the Egyptian princess, Hoiomca Kgan tmytag -horses from his father-in-law, and so rapidly did he multiply them by purchase and breeding that those kept for his own use required, as it is written: "Four thousand stables and forty thousand stalls." - Hence, when honored by a visit from the beautiful Queen of Sheba, bringing with her . "camels bearing spices and very much gold and precious stones," It was doubtless In contempla tion of his magnificent stud of horses and chariots, kept for the amusement of his wives, as well as for display of power and magnificence, that her majesty ex claimed in the fullness of admiration: Howbeit I believed not the words un til 4l came and mine eyes had seen it; and, behold, the half was not told me.' We find the best of cavalry in ancient times. The Greeks ran against a se rious problem in the Persian light horse when they first trod the soil of Asia Minor. - They were nothing like so good horsemen as the Asiatics until Alexander's companion showed them what drill could do, and the Roman was still less apt. Philip, of Macedon, first utilized the excellent material of tbo Thessalian plains and organized a cav alry which, Irom aw maneuvers and fighting, must have consisted of ad mirable horsemen. The ancients rode without saddles or stirrups on a blanket or pad, or bareback, and in spite of this fact, or perhaps by reason of it, rode ex tremely well, It is wonderful what feats of military horsemanship the bare, back rider could perform in the age of what we might call gymnastic equestrianism. Nothing but the. knowledgo of our old-time Indian enables us to credit the historical accounts of his agility and skill. When centuries later saddles came Into use, there grew up two schools of riding that of the mailed warrior, whose Iron armor well chimed in with his "tongues on the wall" seated In his packed saddle, and that of the Oriental whose nose and knees all but touched. Why the eastern rider clings to his ex tremely short leathers is hard to say, unless It be to place him the higher above his horse, and therefore to make him the more Imposing when he stands up In his stirrups to brandish scimitar or matchlock. Yet he is a wonderful rider, this same Oriental, as. Indeed, Ls every man who from youth up Is the A MORAL TALE. HEROES IN THESE DAYS. A French Lleutensut Walk to Death That Victory Might Result. It Is a great mistake to suppose, be cause It Is many centuries since Leonl- daa fought with the Persians at Ther mopylte and brave Horatlus kept the bridge at Borne, that deeds equally he roic and equally worthy of celebration have ceased to be done. Though war fare Is now less a matter of personal prowess than It was In ancient times, the campaigns of the present age have produced many Instances of heroic sac rifice as remarkable as any of those of antiquity. A recent occurrence of this sort, says an exchange, la well worth relating. The story of It Is told very simply in an "order of the day," issued by Gen. Eeste, commanding the French forces in the Indies. A detachment of the Ninth regiment of the marine corps had been sent to subdue and capture a band of Chinese pirates which had been operating on tho coast of Tonquln. The pirates took refuge in a battlemented pagoda. Here they were besieged by a party of the French under command of Lieut, de Vatharle. Attacking the pagoda with axes and other implements the French succeeded Jn effecting a narrow breach in its walls; but this breach was sufficient to admit only one man at a time. Within the pirates awaited the on slaught of their assailants.. Whoever went in first was sure to meet death at their hand, but if the remainder of the French passed in after him the pirates might be overcome... De Vatharle did not hesitate. Put ting himself at the head of a line of his men he bade them follow him, and forced his way into the breach in the pagoda shouting: "Vive la France!" IIo was shot down and died on the spot. But tho attack succeeded and the pirates were captured. The King Got Excited. For many years it was the custom of audiences to stand when the "Hallelu jah Chorus" from "Tho Messiah" vas sung. ThU, arose from a mere acciden tal expression of excitement. When George II. was present at the first Lon don performance, at Covent Garden, of the famous oratorio he became so ex cited by the "Hallelujah Chorus" that he rose to bis feet, and thus Inaugurated a custom which came down almost to the present day. It Doe. Mot Do to follow Moral Teles Without Consideration. A tiger once invited a goat to dinner, says the Detroit Tribune. The goat was tickled to death at the notice of the great beast, and wore his spike-tailed coat and link sleeve buttons in token of his appreciation. "Can I help you to some of this veni son steak?" the tiger asked the goat very cordially. The goat could not eat venison steak, but he dissembled cleverly and preserved a smiling exterior. "My physican," he protested, "posi tively forbids venison steak." There was nothing else on the table, and the poor goat was -obliged to sit idly by while the tiger devoured a hearty repast. But the goat was not disposed to deprive himself of the sweets of re venge.; He accordingly pressed the tiger to dine with him the following evening. The . invitation ; was accepted with thanks, and promptly on time the tiger thrust his hind . legs, under the goat's mahogany. - ... ,. '.,,' "Can I help yotr,"' sweetly Inquired the host, "to some of this fricasseed to mato can with brown paper sauce?" "No, thank you," rejoined the tiger; "my doctor forbids." "So sorry," murmured the goat in secret glee. "I fear you will have only an unsatisfactory meal." "Oh, I shall do very well," protested the tiger. Whereat he fell upon ant devoured the goat himself. "Alas!" exclaimed the latter with his dying breath, "I was too funny." This fable teaches that it is perfectly proper to take an insult from some peo ple without resenting it. it is all a matter of judgment. HOW LAWYERS' BILLS ARE MADE. A Little Story Told to Senator Sawyer, and How It Worked. A member of the Chicago bar relates an Interesting bit of experience he hod in naming a fee he should charge the multi-millionaire Senator Sawyer, of Wisconsin. "I had done twenty days' hard and important work for the sen ator. When it came to the point for me to name my fee I said: 'Senator, let me tell you a little story. A young brothor lawyer came to me the other day in a great quandary as to how much he should charge a certain client for a highly successful piece of legal work that he had done. At first I told him to go somewhat by the feelings of the client regarding the good the latter had reaped. Having said this I named five hundred dollars to my young friend. Well, when his client appeared he was feeling 'way up, and taking out a roll ; of five hundred dollar bills remarked: 'Now, my young friend, I'll begin to toll off these five hundred dollar bills, and when I've told off enough to satisfy you for vour services you say the word.' The young man was dumfounded. 'One two three ' and then the young man shouted: 'Enoughl That will do!' Then the happy client handed the fifteen hun dred dollars to his lawyer with the air of one who thought he was getting off very cheap.' "Senator Sawyer heard the story all through, and I could see that he caught the point I was trying to make with it on him. Smiling drolly he said: " 'Good enough story, but that ain't tho way I do business. What's your bill?' " 'Two thousand dollars,' said I, and without a moment's hesitation the sen ator wrote me a check for that amount." Main Street, Pioche, Nevada, IMPORTER AMD DEALER IN HARDWARE, MILLING IT IS A DUTY rom owe ynlf b4 Amm if v ino nam yaine it I 83! r to cet the Best value for your money. :.a.BlM In Tour footwear by reta.li '. X. T oagTaa Hhaee, which represent the teetilT wv" mm taeaei (irtAEM MO OTTBSVITtTTSiaetf & MINING SUPPLIES, Iron, Steel and Pumps, Belting, Packing and Hose, Machinist's, Blacksmith . . and Carpenter Tools, Steam . I Water and Gas Pipe, GtfnS, Riflea. 9tol9anci"A;minunitiot -utiery of Every . ; Description. V . " STOVES AND TXWAEE, Crockery, and Glassware, Agricultural Implements and Wagons, Hardwood and Wagon Material, ftash, Doors and Blinds, Paints, Oils and Class, Prepared Iron Roofing, Pitch, Tar and Resin, Rope and Naval Stores, also a Complete Assortment of House Famishing Goods, V. L. DOUCLAG 03 GHOE eHfk THE BEST 8HOB IN THE WORLD FDR THE Mtuf. A genelne eewed shoe, that will not He, One eVleM, ""o""1 Inside, flexible, more oom f orUble. stylish and durable than ear other shoe frocs $4 to "V11 Tf'tt'iimwitlnt gA aodiM HanoT-eewed, flneealf shoee. The pt moMitjrlUh.eu; end durable shoes erer told RO floYollee Shoe, worn by fanner and all WVl other who want a good heavy oalf, three "'""nilon edge hoe, easy fo welk la, and will keep the feet drjr and warm. M & SO Pln.Calf, t'jfcs end M-flO Work. VelelnfBea'eSboeiwlU aire niore wear (or the none than any other make. .They are made for ear Tlee. Tue Increasing aalai (how that worklncmaa oto found thU out. DOVS f" Vonih.' tl.rs School WJ Shee. are worn by the boye eTery. where. The inoMemiseabtosnoe sold at the Drleee. LadiesV l3:8(E5'.r.,1.oS-fSr Mleoeaare made of ihe hen Oonitola or tae Uatf, aa doilred. TjMTarTryatUah,conuIortabVa and dura ble. The 93.00 ihoeequalHOUi torn madasnoeaeontLnt' from 14X0 to (em iAdlea who with to economise In their footwear are finding this out. Caetloa. W. U Douglas" naina and the price li tamped on the bottom of each shoe look for It when you buy. Beware of dealers attempting to sub stitute other makea for them. Such substitutions sre fraudulent and subject to proseoutlou by law for ob taining money under false pretenoee. W. T DOUGLAS, Brwkten, Maw. Sold by srl'LL LINES Or THE ABOVK HROR8 FOR SALE AT WERTHEIMER'S. GEO. S. SAWYER, Attorney & Counsellor-at-law, . Ofliret l.ywrh'a II lurk pioohb, Nevada. T J. OSBORNE. Attoiney-at-Law and Notary Public. OIUxk al li ( hum II . Oil. II. (!. PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. United States tioverajuieiit. President. Benjamin Harrison I Vice President I Seoretery of State Secretary of Treasury. Secretsry of War i Secretary of Kay... .. , Poalmaster.Oeneral.... Secretary ol Interior... Attorney ueneral .Levi P. Morton James Q.BIaln. Charles roller lllchlteld Proetur B. F. Tracy .. John Waaaaauker 1. W. Noble ..V.H.Miller Secretary of Agrionnura ,,...1,, II. Rns Nlateef Nerada, United Slalee I Henatore ..,. OonxreiMiuen Justices Supreme Court Lieutenant ttovernor . . . Clerk Supreme Court Btete Treasurer Seoretary of State Htste Controller. .. ....... Attorney Uaneral Surrsyor General Bute Printer Supt. Public; Instructions rolVelaal Calls Promptly . At. j ttlatrtet Judges. ) : td.d-lAV er IHT. ! ....John P. JoiMt. ..Wm. U.Stewart ,...H. P. Bartiae B-Blalow ....O.H. Belknap ..k,A.Murph B.C. Coloora J.FeaJade ..Joe Joaepfei JounF. Kagea O. H. Urer . P, Hortoa ,.. .. . D. Torreysoc ...... John B Jones ... Joseph E,Sokle . .Orvll hixm .I.Ohenei ....Btcherd Blaine ....A ..PitsjieraM ...... r.TUM HEADQUARTERS FOR Giant, Blasting: and Chin Fowler, Fuse, Candles, HTO.t HTO. In connection with the establishment is a complete Shop, and am pre pared to execute promptly all orders for Copper, Tin and Sheet Iron Work, Steam, Air, Water and Exhaust Pipe, Plumbing and Pump Work. The Stock comprises the Best Grade of Goods obtainable, and Prices are Reduced to a figure that Defies Competition. OXaTZI FB.XCB TO iLUXj! JOHN SHERIDAN, Mncolst Ceeinif, Judee blstriot Court,. State Beaator. ,, ... ; v HENRY OTELLAND Main Street, Opposite Lacour, Carries a Full Line of STAPLE and FANCY GROCERIES :o:o:o: Miners& Prospectors Outfitted in Every Detail --:o:o:o:-- BEDROCK PRICES. HOTEL : NEVADA, Main Street, Opposite Meadow Valley, PIOCHE:, - XKVVJDA J. W, PALMER, Proprietor. The Only Centrally Located Hotel in Town The Restaurant is first-class in every detail. Lunches a specialty. Mining Men, Drummers, and Travelers gen erally, keep this in mind. Every care exercised for the comfort and convenience of guests, Jo"b Printing OF AIL' KINDS, PROMPTLY and NEATLY executed at the BEf-OflS OPPICG. Camping Assemblymen. (.Sheriff..., i Assessor ' OonntrOlerk.... I auditor and It reorder.. BOOT AND SHOE MAKER. . District Attorney and ei-offlcio School I Superintendent..... ..T. 1, Tressurer. Public Administrator., i 0ont7 OommlMloiier ?. ...., .. F. 'falljot ...a.a.a.-n .Geo. B, Van Kiaoft ...W.R.UoFaddon ........ r. Turner ..II. K. FreudenUui M. P IWml.. ....H. W. Turner Oafeorae li .W.J. Doolee .1.0. Oelabert ......L.Bjrpboa .....J. Simpson .J. A. Cixi. first door north of rue Odd Follow' Build, ing, Mslli Street j . Pioche Tswashli. . Jusiicsortno Fears ............ ....Al.Tuonn , Constable Johu Jocblmaeu Bepatring Promptly and Neatly Oont'i BehootT,' ::::::;:::::J!mw r 0 ' ' I ( fihn B, Coot SOCIKTIKS. THE PIOGHJC Meat Market Main Street, Pioche, COOK BROS & CO.. PKOPHIHTOHS. irKEPS CONSTANTLY ON IIAN1 rilKBEaT: 1 Meats obtainable. FREE TO ALL on the old Corral AT THE LOWER END OF TOWN. UNDBR'THK MAN'AOaMBNT OF1 GEO. B. WARREN. He is now ready to furnish First-Class Accommodations . to the freighting publio. Baiidaa Oarrvinar a finmnlAtA ntnnlr rf fro)crhfrn urAneMo. ami Supplies, ls also prepared to furnish the best qualities of T i it. i u . . ; uquurs, wines aua cigars. Beef .V'v--IMCuLtton, "Veal, KU, Kw Ktc, Bsasensblo Vrliesto all and free delivery to all parts of town. 1. t- V 0 .. .. PIOOHH LODOS HO. 43. MEETS ETBKV l0t8DAT i 7:110 o'clock In their hall on muiS ' inet- Vlslimg Brnthers nr- maiiT invitoit to attend. . ' ' - Jobs 8xaint.N. ti. .loax Sittca, Hecretsry. . A. O. r. W. . hociik Lonas NQ. is. - THE ItEOUUU UEBTIDOa Of Pioche LoUe No. Wi. A.O. U. W., are li In Odd Fellow's ' Hall caS OTery Wodnenlay eveoinir. corn- menclng at 1:30 o'clock aliatn. Visiting brothers cordially Inrlted . u.u. eiruoNmina. at. w. Ci.auK, Hecorder. , . r. tc A. M. ST. JOHN S 1,OPO SO. J. a MKf.Tg THE FOimTII SATl'ltDAY in each month at Masonic llall, u TCjT Lacour street. All -vIhIUiik UrotW. y In good staadinR are inriteU to t- 'n. , OKo.Tatnss, eecretar;. 0 attend A.J. Pure lUZilk Delivered Daily in Quantities to Suit H. E. FREUDENTHAL, Notary Publio. Oftice in the County Assessor's room at the Court-home. BANK EXCHANGE SALOON, MAIN .STREET, ' - POOtfE. CROSS & JORGENSEN, Propr'e. A plostaut CLUB ROOM oonuected with the honae taiii the Best of Wines, Liquors, Cigars dispensed to patrons. John Gross. Krank Jouukmsxm. Orders left at TESTA'S 8ALOON i lQ MIC K LEI N on Meadow Valley street, will re- j rVU.E.1 IN , ceive Prompt Attention. j at this ot-p " jos. delmue. Philadelphia Brewery Saloon Union Restaurant, j Ma,n 8troet KeeM on hand a Better Grade of LIQUORSand CIGARS Main street, just below Meadow Valley. Meals 25 Cents Everything neat and clean and table appoint mentseqnal ronny ho.p in town, than any lious in town. CALL and SAMPLE the STOOK. ' t aN JACK WHEATLEY; AT THR OU , "' EAGLE -:- BAKERY! Panaca -:- Saloon No. I00O MAIN STREET, fUfa MOllfSBT l be P0"ietl to see hie friend aad to a w s . s s w e,a mm Main Street. niiMHltel4it'air, j . ': - f, ' . j . Flooho, - 3To-cr.ci. ! a week at home. 15.00 outfit tree Pay absolutely sure. No risk. Oepl Ital not required. Itesder.tlyonwsut business alwhloh nersnns of either sox, young or old, can make groat pay all Ike luue uey wore, erim aoeoiute certainty, write lor parHoulare to H.HAUJCTT Co., Fort land, Maine. MONEY iH'KlniifM trtu $9 to 3 h-i' WMvk.Rittl uiora mil ft Hit I rtlterknco. Wovu IWuWIi yuu iipjyatwurt(m will Ittuh jt o it.u wbia invwirown utm. Ity, wtirr run lt. Uotfa maoi. tl) Norltk. Can wnrV. u iuirt- ilit.r., i- lit) Eotlio. Full l0tof Fresh Bread Every Day Meal Tickets, Three for $1.00 A Fine Billiard Table in the house also, 5 ' NOTICE.; i i.r. kit.r AiiAiNflT Tm tinmiK iion. A. solldated Mining aid llodnctlon Oo. tniist lie ureeanted lor payment ee tbo ami of the mouth. All bill not so presented IU be laid 11, .1 , , , , i .vnn v. msif psh.h ittt Boirt equal to any in town. j Hated Ploelie. Ne., Juae it, Wi,