JUNE 26, 1909
THE PIOCHE RECORD
The University of Utah milling stu
dents who have beeu in camp for
several weeks, folded up their tents
yesterday morning and departed
lor home, their stay having been
cut short one week owing to sickness
In the family of Prof, F. C. French.
The boys did lots of hard work and
they had a good time while here.
Doubtelss they went away with the
satisfaction of having Increased their
knowledge or mining, fcr they had
the opportunity to coudrct their stud
ies In one of the greatest mining dis
tricts in the world.
DIARY OF A "li" STUDENT.
Jane 18 Spent the whole day look
tog for a corner post that never ex
isted. Hut blew down a shaft, that
didn't appear to have any bottom. It's
still there and my nose is peeling off.
June lit Bought a veil to keep
the gnats where they belong, but
the fellows call me I.ady Couttance
of Pioche and I won't wear It.
June 20 Got up early to survey
the Boston & Pioche shaft before
the skip started to run. These mines
won't shut down while a fellow is sur
Teylng. That's hospitable, eh? Well
the. skip didn't wait and I came
prt'tty near spattering myself down
that 800-foot shaft.
June 21 Surveyed the Pacific tun
nel and wrote a letter to that Salt
Lake girl. T'1 her how lonesome I
wal. Ain't we men folks the limit? k
.Tune 22 Ten parties trying to sur
vey that poor tunnel today. Awful
mess in there so I came home and
slept awhile. My tunnel survey check
ed fine after I allowed for time dif
ference, elevation difference, tem
perature difference, and difference
in the price of drinks between here
and Salt Lake.
Jbdh i.', Broke plumb bob string
nd went to the store for some fish
Due. Thought it strange that they
didn't have it until the man explain
ed that there wasn't much fishing
around here. Gee! ! ! I didn't think
June 24 Still In the mine. Broke
chain and transit, nearly broke my
neck and I'm broke. Have to hustle
if I get finisne'd. Black say he found
a girl ten years old who is neither
married or engaged He's simply wild
about her. Says the only thins ho.
dosn't like about her Is that she's
cross-eyed. - v
June 25 Worked this morning.
Hate to leave this burg. .
OUP. FAREWELL TO PIOCHE.
The treatment we've got here is
something great. The restaurant peo
ple welcomed us, the saloons wel
comed us and even the glials seem
ed glad to have us with them. The
fellows tried to act pretty decent and
either they made a success out of
It of the sheriff was pretty lenient
the fact remains, that none of them
have slept In the city stronghold.
We've done lots of hard work, but
have had spare time. These Pliche
people certainly are all rlsht
We've had home cooked i! hirers and
home cooked parties. We've been al
lowed to sing in the show and have
been applauded whtn Salt Lake peo
ple would have had ua In jai!. The
waitress at the restaurant didu t hesi
tate to come through with two pieces (
of pie. At home wo would get a lec
ture on social etiquette Instead. Here
we wear clothes that would shock
our Salt Lake friends, but which our
Pioche friends take as a matter of
course. Here we can Jolly the girls
to our hearts content or rather as
much as they'll stand for. In Salt
Lake, we can't Jolly any girl but just
ONE. If we ever get the least show
boost this camp we're going to make
a noise like real advertising. Pioche
Is all right.
H There are as many
jj kind3 of Engines
as mere are
are the full-jewelled
, ' Engines
in actual use with
as many satisfied
''" Can You Afford to
DIXIE SOON TO
HAVE A RAILROAD
'Yes, sir, Dixie Is away up near
the top, and still ascending, and the
only place where a man can enjoy
life is to move to Washington coun
ty." This is the way Representative I).
H. Morris of 8t George boomed his
section of Utah in a talk with the
Salt Lake Tribune recently. Contin
uing, 4e saltlr,
"We will soon have a railroad In our
section, and, when we do well, Just
look out. Washington county citizens
have agreed to give the Utah South
western railway the right of way
through the county, terminal facilities
in St George, and do $100,000 worth
Fafirlbamlcs-Moirse & Co.
218-220 S. West Temple About April 1st in our new building, Second South and 5
nisi it tat oiiecis, i?ait lisac -itj, uiau.
, STEAM PUMPS STEAM HOISTS
BGILEL.S, Ki!E, MILL AI,D SMELTER SUPPLIES AMD FAIRBANKS STANDARD SCALES -
of grading In the county. I am con
fident that within a year one can
ride Into St George by rail.
"Understand, I'm not a boomer; but
when this rallroai Invades our region
of the state you v 111 see a remarkabl
mlsrnt!on Into Dixit) land. St George
is a good town an exceptionally good
town. We have a population of 1800,
of which 1100 are under 21 years of a
"Our people have spent some money
within the last few yeurs. We are
sixty-five guiles away from a railroad,
but we are up to date. We have ex
pended $200,000 to better our condi
tion. For Instance, $80,000 was put In
a dam and canal for the Washington
Fled & Canal company ;$IS4,000 for
a school house: $16,000 for a wat
ply which we bring a distance of six
teen miles from Pine Valley mountain
54.00 1 to bridge the Virgin river; $21,
)00 for a water system for domestic
purposes. We have established a
bank, put In an Ice plant, a cannery
a telephone exchange, and an elec
tric plant Is now being installed.
"Understand, this is In St George
alone. In addition, Washington county
outside of our town, has expended $2
000 for irrigating sysfms, the greate
part in Huricane, Enterprise and La
"The people of Pine Valley have
constructed a canal and taken the
water from the Santa Clara creek, on
what was formerly known as Eight
mile flat. Here a town has been plat
ted, called Center, which promises to
be a thriving place.
"The Grass Valley canal, only recently-completed,
has diverted some o
the flood waters from Grass Valley
near the mouth of Pinto canyon, the
stream taken out measuring 12 seconi
feet, but this is to be greatly Increase
Yes, these are just a few of the
things being done in Dixie alnd. We
are getting so accustoiued to Improve
ment. taht nothing astonishes us any
SHOULD BE 8TOPPED.
Of late considerable complaint
has been heard about a number of
windows having been broken In the
Masonic building. Whether the dam
age has been done by children, or
by some designing person Is not
known; but it has been carried to
such an extent that thej officers, of
Keystone Chapter have de
termined to find out who the of
fending parties are and, if nVlces
sary.sary, resort to the law to punish
James Healy has returned from a
business trip to Salt Lake.
Mrs. Addison Adams departed Mon
day for Los Angeles to Join Mr.
Adams, who has decided to locate per
manently In the coast city.
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