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- v-SEP -71909 PIUBILSSIHIEID in TTIHE (SEiEAUTSST rJEMHrJG REeiOBI IBI TE1E WORLB TEE PS OMD) VOL. XXXIX PIOCHE, NEVADA, SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 1909. No. 37 WEEK SCENE .OF A SERIOUS v. mm SURROUNDS THIS CASE The Discovery of Body of Todd In at Bristol Gives icidn of SUSD Foal Play. Julius weir jr. JULIUS weir sr. MRS. KATE WEIR. Are the above named 'persons res ponsible for the death of Charles Todd, whose body was. found In the water at the bottom of the well at a point known as Bristol-Wells last Mo day? That is a question which the peace officers of Lincoln' county pro pose to , find out. At a meeting of the special grand jury a few even ings ago, the matter was discussed, and since, then, it is alleged, suf ficient incriminating evidence has been obtained to warrant the mak ing of arrests. Accordingly, acting on instructions from the office of dis trict Attorney Breeze, Deputy Sheriff James Small left for the scene at an early hour this morning to place the Weirs in custody. The last seen of. Todd alive was on May 14th. He was then at the Weir camp at BrlstoJLwhence he went about the date stated in company with William Blackwell. It will be remembered that war rants were 4ssuecl from Pustice Per kin's court charging' Blackwell and --Todd With the crime of horse stealing, Mrs. Blackwell who had a few days previous filed suit for .divorce, being the complainant. ' i Blackwell and Todd were traced to Bristol and Walker Lee was dep utized to go after them. He found his men, but- for some reason, nev er fully explained, he left Todd at Elmer Davis Meets llis Death At the Hands of Ernest er Now Locked Up In County Jail To Await Trial 'In District Court-Tragedy the Drunken Brawl-Justice Perkins Holds Inquest at Agricultural Town Today Slayer Has Lived In Bis Region For Some Time. Dupont GROUP AT Oneota, the new. town qut in the pont and Davis engaged in an ex- northern part of the county which came into existence a few months ago .as a result . of the G. G. Davis reclamation project, has had its first killing. : Late Wednesday night, Elmer Davis a. nephew of G. G. . Davis, was shot and mortally wounded by Ernest Du pont. Davis lived about one hour. His slayer . was brought to Pioche and now languishes in the county jail fac ing a charge of murder In the first degree. : . . - -v. According . 10 information brought to the Record today, by a person who was at Oneota at the time, the trag edy la the result of a drunken brawl in which Both Davis and Dupont were participants. They had been friends and compan ions; but when the desert whiskey began getting in its work, .a dispute arose and then the gun play, with all the terrible consequences. , The trouble began, it is said, in the tent occupied by Rone Thompson. Du- change of vile language until Nellie premises at the same time telling Davis to remain, entertaining the belief that if she could seperate them the difficulty would be4 ended. But in stead, Dupont obtained a gun and re turned, when the quarrel was revived. Dupont called Davlsa coward,"that he, was afraid to come outside," at the same time brandished his weap on and otherwise terrorizing the oc cupants ot the Thompson-.'jome. Da v is, however; notwithstanding protests from the Thompsons, got up and went out, grappled with Dupont for posses ion of the gun and was shot in the mix-up The bullet, 32 calibre, enter ed Davis body at the base of the breast bone and emerged. Just 'to the left of the spine. Walter Davis, a brother of the dead man, who was .-in a tent about 100 yards away, heard the trouble and wenf6ut to ascertain the causer but the traged hadbeen enacted when he arrived on the scene. Dupont tried to shoot him too, but the gun failed to discharge which is probably all that prevented a double murder. Walt er Davis, who is described as being fearless in time of danger, made for Dupont hitting him a hard blow on the head with his fist. Dupont was knocked senseless in which condition he remained for some little time: hut while those about were directing their attention ,to the injured man, recov ered and made his way through the darkness to a tent recently vacated by a family by the name of Wall, where he secreted himself until the following morning, when he was dis covered, brought to Pioche and turn ed over to Undersheriff Fitzgerald for safe keeping. Justice of the Peace, Alfred Per kins left for Oneota yesterday morn inging to preside at an inquest to be held today. Dupont has been in this region practically all his life. His mother is said to reside at Poc atello, Idaho. ' f This Property Has Been Bonded to Strong Syn dicate Which 11 Develop ItEly Men in Deal GOLD BUTTE RAPIDLY COMING TO THE FRONT. (Special Correspondence.) Gold Butte, Nev., June 8 The first meeting of the Gold Butte Mer cantile, Townsite & Mining company, was held May 1st. The directors and officers of which are: J. A. Enger, president; Brig. Whitmore, vice-president; W. E. Sharpe, secretary and treasurer; who, with Harry Gentry, C. F. Feldt, are directors. The prin cipal office of the company will be at at Gold Butte. The canitalization la J $500,000, divided into an eqal number It is the purpose of the company to perfect the title ,to about 200 acres of land. This accomplished, work will begin immediately on the erec tion of a 20-room hotel, with a 25x30 foot- dining room in connection. A store building, 25x60 feet, will be II 3IU llIL Bristol, bringing; Blackwell and the ! of " horses back; to Pioche. Strange to j company wm ;,8o Vlld a new post' say, nothing more was heard about offl building and conduct a lifery pSkS:e--Jr8jUrn J and ng business. A par of the Todd suddenly dronoed out of siht ' a9,Se,ts of ,the mpany will be seven and the WeirV cS they mi fed , "ln'ng clalms and Suable water Sf SAhn SfLSwS klts recently acquired from Mr. " v,, ' t i narpe. UiAuo iu Bii cau iuc axai ixi uiai.ijl ni ter the discovery of the body in the well near their premises last . Mon day, by Angelo Bissio and William H. Garton. The actions of the Weirs at the coroners' - inquest aroused the sus picions of the officers and it is al leged that the stories told by mem bers of the Weir family -do not al together tally. An examnation of the body after its recovery from the well diplayed evidences of foul play.! The case is shrouded in, mystery, but the officers believe they will be able to "clear it up. The Weirs say Todd was drunk on May 14 and aver that while - in that condition must have tum- ' bled into the well. The Weirs have been working a lease at Bristol and have followed the vocation of mining for several years. . .--, - Ainslee Campbell Here. Ainslee Campbell, son of Dr. Camp bell, has returned from Berkeley, Calif., where-he has been attending school. ' : " ...''-' A' thrifty commercial and business center will be estblished in the center of the Gold ' Butte mining district, a section which, just now ka attracting considerable attention at the hands of mining men and capitalists The promotion and financing of the company is in the hands of one of Wall street's most prominent bankers and promoters. It is the intention to conduct a health sanitarium at Gold Bute, and in time, this should" become a popular resting place for the tour ist and traveler. The elevation of Gold Butte is 4125 feet.. Conditions are ideal, and the climate Js ttie genuine California .ar ticle, without the fogs. The scenery is varied and magnificent, the air blueing and invigorating. Gold Butte is on the line of the travel between Arizona and St. George, Utah; also, between Arizona Moapa valley, Caliente and Pioche. Considerable" traffic is going on con stantly between Gold Butte and St. Thomas. Moapa is the present rail road shipping point for Gold Butte. With the successful development of the mines in and around Gold Butte it is destined to become an import ant factor in the commercial a'nd min ing world. The entering of eastern capital spells success for XSfold Butte. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 1IKI1 VERDICT OF ACQUITTAL III 1. THE SAVAGE KILLER CASE f i A verdtA of acquittal was rendered in the case of the State of Nevada vs. Wlllam Savage and Michael J. Miller, charged with the murder of J. Cleveland Carter, last Saturday evening. The defense put up a strong case and the introduction of evi dence to the effect that Carter did not bear a good 'moral reputa tion had a telling effect on the jury. The freed men left camp Sunday morning for Park City, Utah, where they expect to find employment. Judge Warner, the Salt Lake attorney .who, with Charles Lee Horsey of this city,, conducted the defense of the men returned home on the same train. , The members of the Jury were unanimous for acquittal and were out not more than 50 minutes after receiving the Instructions of the" court. ' Chairman Hawkins Tenders His Res ignation Which Is Accepted. The regular monthly meeting of ten board of county commissioners was held last Monday, with all mem bers present. ' Bills were allowed to the amount of $6,903.89, and are given in de tail elsewhere in this paper. Joseph. Rice of Panaca. presented a petition requesting a rebate on his liquor license; but investigation prov ed that the license had expired a few days prior to having been re voked. An application from the Las Ve gas Land & Water company for a franchise to install and operate a water system in the town of Las Ve.ias, was received and given due consideration and the required no tice was ordered published. , . On petition of the residents of On- ecn, the Oneota school district was ordered established. The application of the Rio Virgin Telephone & Telegraph Co., for a frn ichise to construct and pperate a telephone line from Moapa, and extending to Bunkerville and Mes quiie. was granted.-' An application was received from '. W. Patterson for the position of lusptrtor of the work to be perform ed on the vaulc to be built at the ccjK ucase. Tin? rrttter was laid o-r for future action. . Engineers' license were ordered is sued to W. E. Dow and A. H. Gentry. . : W. E. Hawkins, chairman of the board,- announced that after July 1 his residence-would be in Clark coun ty, whereupon he tendered his reslg iiluon, to take effect June 30.. The retignition was accepted and it will now be the duty of the governor to appoint a successor. o The board will meet again next Monday when matters pertaining to the letting of the contract for the new court house vault will receive attention. . Through tba -ttnrt.n -mf ., h,.- I.iaI firm of assayers, Marriage and Cosby, associated with R. S. Baverstock of the assaying firm of Baverstock & Staples of Los Angeles, a deal of ' considerable Interest to the local min-" ing community was consummated this week, the general details in con nection therewith having been con cluded late yesterday afternoon. Mr. Marriage, after personally in vestigating the Atlanta group at Sil ver Park, owned by George and Belle -Latimer and E. D. Stone, commenc ed negotiations for an option on the property. He then interested Mr. Bav erstock, who made a careful investiga tion, Mr. Baverstock in turn, inter ested M. D. Rochford, a mining man who spent years In buying ores In Nevada and examining " mines ia Mexico and in camps throughout the west. , Mr. Rochford was so well satisfied with the outlook that he decided to Join Mr. Baverstock in taking up the property, but before their negotia tions were concluded, they Jointly in terested Elmer Bray, who won an en viable reputation as a mining man in Ely in the early days being one of the original investors in Copper Flat, the Cumberland-Ely and other proper ties, now regarded to be worth mil lions. . -. - Mr. Bray decided that the property invited development, it being if any thing, an enormous deposit of lnw grade ore, which with depth, might snow up streaks of better grade ore, sufficient to make the greater part of the vein a commercial undertaking With this in view, final nee-otia- tions were arranged and the prop erty taken over on a bond and t.h consideration named therein is said to run Into the six figures. Work of developing the ground will begin im mediately by Mr. Bray and his com. pany, amongst whom are some of the wen Known operators of Ely. The Atlanta group has been known - for 35 years, having been prospect ed in the early days by Jesse Knight, the wen known Utah operator for silver values. The vein has been strip ped in many places and the out- crop shows from 200 to 300 feet in width most of which on the surface carries fair values in gold, and very few portions of which falls to show free gold in the pan. It is said the ' gold contents became first noted about 18 months ago, when the prop erty was purchased outright by Geo rge and Belle Latimer. Head Of Scott Mines. A. W. Scott, who is at the head of the Scott Mines company, was in camp this week accompanied by a Mr. Smith of Providence, R.-1., who is a large shareholder in the- Scott company. They left this morning for Bouse, Arizona. i T"?"