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THE PIOCHE RECORD PI)CHE. PICK OP THE WEST THE RECORD, LEADS IN LINCOLN ESTABLISHED SEP'T 17, 1870. PIOCHE, NEVADA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1912. VOLUME XLI; NUMBER 47. Citizens Meet To Combat Scheme To Move County Seat To Town Of Caliente Candidates Go On Record Agist Plan That the cltUeus ot I'loche and the northern end of Lincoln county 'will light to the bitter, eud the movement undertaken at Caliente to move the county seat to the, I it-ter place, was evidenced by the enthu siasm aroused at a mat meeting at Thompson's opera house last Thurs day evenlug. Several caudldates, both of the Republican and Democratic par ties who will gd before he primaries ou September 3 seeking nomiuaiiuiif at th hands of the voters of the re spective political organisation came out f.at ft. wd and took a decided stand against Uie county seat remo val proposition. Among the number were Dr. J. I. Campbell, Republican candidate tor state senator: Charles Lee Horsey, Democratic candidate for the same office; William E. Orr, Democratic candidate! tor district at torney; 11. E. rreudanUuO. Republi can candidate tcr clerk and Usur er The meeting was non-parltsan In every respect; but thy candidates who spoke made It known lust, where they stand ou the matter' cf moving the county seat, and they . will go before the voters of the county with that one of the issues of the cam n.in. Some of them pointed out that Caliente, working through the thorough organliatlcn of the Caliente club, was working day and night to gain itt point by putting up men on bo'fc tickets lor memoers o u U.ature who would go to Carson, U either ot them are elected. JJ .in..rt to out a bill through the leg Is atuTe authorising; the change with out giving tho people of the countyani opportunity to vo.c on Uie proposi tion. It was point, d out by soni of the speakers that the whole proposi ti . cleverly laid scheme to pu. through curtain legislation which would prove disastrous to tne tax payers of the county and that ! e n.mii.1 nf the county seat was In litv a secondary consideration but VBt tnl8 l88ue bad beett dvncei l-h tha heme of earning voies w the furtherance of the main object . Called to Order - The meeting was called to order by Ed F. Freudnethal, who called for an onBln from those present. The firs to respond was Dr. Campbell im declared that he could not conceive of any logical reason where in the county would be benefit by the removal of the county scat of government from Plocoe. Ha pointed out In a convincing way that Pioche Is a'ill the most, advantageous place f r the county seat. As far as he ciuld see the Pahranagat valley wjuld be about the only part of the county outside of the domains of Caliente town that would be ben efited at all and 'about the only d if- t rence that 1 would make to the people of that section 'would bo the additional railroad ride of 33 miles from Caliente to Pioche. Whatever advantage there might be to Pah ranagat valley citltens would be more than off-set by the disadvantage which would te found In a higher ra-e of taxation. He thought the tax rate waa already high enough In Lln-oln county and U is a cartalnty that It Is not going to be reduced by moving the county seat and build ing court houses. Da, Campbell d. clared that he knew positively that the present high rate of taxation had kept out capital which, had It been otherwise, wou d have been available Ut Investment in enterprises in this eounty. He said the county is al ready burdened by a heavy indebted- ' ness and declared that by all means lle movement originating at Colenite must, be overwhelmingly defeated. Mr .Horsey Speaks The next speaker was Chaa. Lee Horeev. He said It was a matter of .vhere it lb. At present, the conn i seat Is accessable; and if ij er uovtd to Caliente It would mak It daridedly Inconvenient for tho peo- id. U UN: entire northern end of !ie county and I believe that what ever little advantage there might be t the people of Pahrangat valley by having the seat ot government at Caliente; - the disadvantages that would accrue to the people of the northern eud would greatly overbal ance the advantages to be tie five by such a move by the south ern end. When it comes to mak- ng a change, an expensive change-, here must le some reason for it. Everybody knows that to put up a de cent court house, it would not only lit an higher taxation to Pahranagat alley, but to every other part of tlie county; 'ahranugat valley would jo loser; Panaca would be greatly lo ser, and of course Pioche would lose. As a general proposition the JiatUr resolves Itself into this: tomethtng of lndlflnlte cost; prota ses of Irresponsible ones. It U wholly a local movement with the lew nt -md-liing the cost upon the axpaytrs . of the county. They ay $15,000 has been subsorlbed. But it Is doubtful It any such amount could be raised In Caliente. Surely if tlie com house is to be else where, we want an Improvement over he present one; but it will take mor Mliiui 1 13,000 to do it. Elko eoun- y recently but t a new eourt bouse at a cost of $150,000; White Pine county put up a beautiful building- at a cost running up Into the thousands. we want something better than a barn;, and what else could we expect fur $15,000. I never heard of a prop osition of moving the county seat be fore without a hope ot Improvement. it is time tor action, we had a c-sson four years ago rhen the couu- y division movement came up. It was said then by a good many 'that it counldn't be done,' but It was done. New settlers, filled with vim and en :rgy worked night and day to stir ip sentiment for county division and he county seat at Las Vegas, while the;" upper portion of the county was asleep.- What was the result. County livlslon came, and likelwse high er taxation. Now, the same, or a similar condition exists In Caliente. The Caliente club hRB over one hundred members working quietly; but steadily to move tlie eounty seat roin Pioche. They have gone so far as to select men In both parties x their candidates for the lcglsla- ure and they hope to win the whole lelegation from this county, If not in one party,- In the other. It Is :rue that if his concerted effort to prevent he moving of the county teat is put off any longer, we will wake up the morning after the pri maries and find that we are beaten. Non-partisan action la required. The time has come for united and har- .-nonlous action irrespective ot party lines." Committee Is Selected Mr. Horsey then suggested that a committee of representative citi zens be named to look Into and study the very best method of coping with he situation; so that the interests jf Lincoln county will not suffer. The campaign, llr. Horsey said, must be carried to the farther est cud of the county. The speaker iec'.bred that a deep plot a con spiracy, had been laid; that in real ity the coumy seat removal proposi tlon had been advanced as one object to accomplish another which would oring very serious results to the taxpayers of the county. M. L. Lee Speaks M. L. Lee, cashitr of the Bank of Pioche, was the next to snaak aad is and Jail lu Pioche tor a $15,000 barn In Caliente. If there la any business in that kind ot a transaction, I fall to see it The proposition is a sel fish one pure and simple at the ex pense of the taxpayers ot the county It's a mere arce." Win. E. Orr and H. E. Preudenthal iiad very pronounced opinions. Mr. Orr ald that as a ma iter of self de fense, the people of tlie aorthern end of ::i-j loeiij must put aside politi cal differences and get together And see that the proposition emlnating .roni t'alieute is overwhelmingly de feated. On motion, the chair ('pointed , committ. of fifteen to take up Die campaign after which the meeting ad journed, subject to the call of the chairman. Hiko Charles Castles. H. W. Tur ner, A. W. Gear. Delamar C. A. Horn, George Car moody. Will McUuffie. Geyser Mart Uemmlll, A. Campbell, Will Emmerson. PIOCHE COMMERCIAL CLUB WILL FIGHT REMOVAL ASSESSOR NORRIS COMPLETES AS8ESMENT OF PROPERTY Assess, r A. H. Norrls completed tlie assessment of the property omn er of Pioche last Wednesday and let for his home at Caliente. Till: also completed his work in the county and next In order Is the ecniptlatlou ot the tax list which s to be submitted to taxpay ers prior to the meetlnr ot the board of e plantation next mouth. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NAME ELECTION BOARD At the regular meeting ot the Pi oche Commercial club ou th evening of the 7th Inst., a resolution .was pass ed p'ac'ing the club on record as opposed to the movement looking to ward the removal of tho county seat to Caliente. The club will take an active part in the tight. PROGRESSIVE COUNTY TICKET NOT UNLIKELY Now thta the Progressive national ticket has been selected; local "Hull Mooses" are agitating the matter of putting a complete county ticket In the field. There Is a considerable Itoosevtdt following lu both Ptoch and Caliente. It is in those places that a third ticket Is most talked of. It l not likely, however, that any caudldates will be sprung until alter the primary election. JAMES E. PRICE WILL RUN FOR THE ASSEMBLY The board of county commissioners, at its meeting Monday, the 12th inst., appointed the following as supervisor ot the primary election to be Uuiu September 3 In the various preclntcs the county: : Pioche George O. Sasvyer, E. F Freudenlhal , John R. Cook. yer, E. P. Freudenthal, John R. Cook. Pauaea -A. V. Wedge Gus Iltad,, William Keel. Caliente O. K, Adcock, George V. Warren, Prank Palmer. Elgin Jno. Bradabaw, Koe Thom as, George Gatton. Clover Valley J. Hanson, Abe Ham b in. L. Woods. Juiues E. Price, one of Ploche's loading citizens, has announced his eandidiicy for the Democratic nomi nation for assemblyman mid has tiled his nomination papers with the county clerk. Mr. Price has been a resl.lcii ot this county for a good many years and has many friends mho will work tor his nomination aud election. GOSSIP JeOUR COmSPONDENTS NOT1NTERCSX - au v. ORE BEING MOVED FROM MENDHA MINE DUMP The Mendha property Is on the ac tive list again. Early In the week Bob Lund, who brought In u lot of teams from southern I'tah, began hauling ore to the Mendha switch on the Prince Con. railroad. At tll.r.ai.,11 nnlv h,. .lutiin no., In Fay-V .Logan, J.W . Kearney. Ton Mug move(,'. but ,t , expect(,d tmt the mine will be In active operation again soon. Pat Devlin, Deck. . Eagle Valley Ed Lytic A'ill Holliuger. Spring Valley J. Holllnger, J. Slut zenuegger, L. Kogliana. Atlanta Joe Coffin, Chas. Eaton, J. 1. Stubbenboard. Jack Rabbit J. R. Bent, O. Slack, vVilliain Brown. Alamo R. J. Pace, John Richard W. Wedge. Highland Mry Shipment A car of ore from the Highland Mary mine In tho Highland lls trl.t was shipped from I'locho last Thursday. The car waa loaded at J, Ihu Menillia switc h 011 the Prince ! railroad. THAT MAYO YOU ss (Caliente Several Panaca residents were .low from that beautiful I t If city .luring the week . Judge II. S. Lauey returned from his vacation in IH11I1 last Monday. Wedding bells wiil soon be ringing here, and who they aro will spring a stirpiiso ou most of 01 r residents. So s:iys damn rumor, Several liomeseokers passed throug here during the we. k eiiTouto to the Muddy Valley, where they have pur chased land and will reside. A. J. Wicker came in from Barclay Monday to complete airangcmeuta for a contract cutting timber for tlie sev eral ranchers at Barclay. August Koyen ol Allium vwas over from that place during the week, to meet his family, who have been away ou a visit. D. M. Griffith ot I'loche spent) Sat urday in town, having com from Pioche to meet hit family. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Klrk came down from Pioche Monday onroute to Los Angeles .where they inten.' to reside In the future. Mr .B .O .Drauga president of tlie Lincoln County Bunk, arrived from California th efore. pin t of the week to spend a few weeks on business. O. W. Skinner and O. K. Adcock have been confined to their homes his week by illness. Mi's. C. W. GariiB.in aud sister. Lena, arrived from la Angeles Sat urday evening enroute to their home iu I'loche. Fannaca Caliente Candidates Make Conditional Pledge m " ""ITl. he pointed oufthat the m,n. some deucacy lor a person parucmac ----- ly one who is a candidate for a legis lative office, to tell the people what they should do before the primaries are held. "There is not a citizen ot Ploehe and the northern end of the county that wants the coun ty seat moved," he said, "and yet TZi: " tea8 that year to meet UH VII V ' .-. huh .... don't believe that theTe has been a sane, logical reason advanced why th county seat should be moved from to him that the moving of the county seat at this time would tend In the least to help reduce that debt. Mr. Lee called attenlon to the fact that the county has a payment of$21 500 due on the bonded debt in . the year 1919; which ivlll mean an in- the obligation. "Imagine." he said, "the proposltln ot abandoning $40,000 worth ot property the court houa 5 PLEDGE TO THE VOTERS OF LINCOLN COUNTY, NEVADA. I We, the undersigned, candidates for tho offices of state senator and ass mbly from Lincoln county, Nevada, do hereby solemn')- pledgo our selves to tlie people of the County of Lincoln, State, of Nevada, that If lelected to the respective offices we will vote for the remove! of the icounty seat of said county of Lincoln from the tdwn of Pioche, its pres ent location, to the town ot Caliente, lu said county of Lincoln, aud will use our best endeavors to procure Its removel al the. next t)sslon of the legislature subsequent to our election. Provided, however, this pledge Is subject to the following conditions. namely: That the citizens and residents of the town of Caliente and vicinity contribute and actually pay in to a responsible depository a sum not lust than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000), on or befroe January 1st, 1913, for the purpose ot constructing and installing a court house aud jail at he town of Caliente and , to pay tho expense of removal of the coun ty effects from Pioche, and such additional sum as may be necessary to this end And provided, further, that in case such money Is not actually paid in for the purposes aforesaid tne solemnly pledge ourselves to oppose any removal aforesaid and to oppose any Issuing of bonds or other means of raising money other than above stated, wherein or whereby any additional burden In the way of taxation may or might be Imposed upon the tax payers of Lincoln county, Nevada. VV. B. PAGE, Republican Candidate for tie office of State Senator. JOS. CONWAY, Democratic Candidate for the office of State Senator. GEO. M. BAKER, Republican Candidate for the o.'lce of Assemblyman. W. T. STEWART, Demcoratlc Candidate for tjhajofflce of Assemblyman. Bryan Forbes' children have been visaing with Mrs. E. Oulverwell dur ing the week. Hon. F. R. McNainee has moved his family from Los Angeles to spend the summer hesre. Juiues Bradshflw was up from his ranch during the week afier supplies. Mrs. Cassa Miller is visiting with I11T mother and brother, having arive from Omaha on Sunday's train. Mrs. Miller expects to spend the summer her. 15. E. Fuller spent Sunday In town on political business. He went from here to Pahranagat valley . I. Huntsman has encountered a two fool vein of good looking quartz in his mining claim west uf town. Jehu Wedge was over from Alamo on a business trip duTing the week. II. Henrte came lu from the sheep camp Monday and reports the sheep lu splendid condition this summer. The various politicians seeking of fice are begniulng to put in their best efforts tor the office for which they are candidates. The Bull Moose ticket, i is reported will lake the country by storm. Miss McMullin spent Tuesday hcTe having come from Alamo flth friends, Chas. Wing has been busy moving the building back of the White House bar this week Miss Dorothy Price of Plot-lie vis ited with her sister, Mrs. William CuIvctwoII. Blilie CulverweU is out gathering horses this week. The auto stage line has been pull ed oft lu the Hiko and Delamar stage route and teams are now doing the work, taking two days; as before, to make the trip. Special Correspondence PANACA, Nev., Aug. 9 Several days of rain lust week were follow ed by a cloud-burst ubove town. Tues day, July 30, the water broke th ditch and flooded the town. Two days later, this was all repeated. Mr. William Edward's garden iwas cov ered with mud. A break-water hai been erected in front ot his place All the available men men and boyn have been at work on the ditch, anil the wat.r was turned Into Its us ual channel again lust Friday night Mrs. Will Mathews Jr., has bee 1 seriously ill for several weeks but is expected to recover booh. A great d.nl of water has bes.i hauled from the spring for domestic purposes while tho ditches were dry. Bishop N. J. WadswoTth bought tl n old adobe school house a tew weal s ago and will conduct a business en terprise there. News has been received of the birth of a 12-pound baby girl 10 prufwor nii Mw. More. Jlrr M r- has been In Utah for some til ie past. Mr. Atorrls has been attend ing the summer school- at. Reno a id is expected home iu abouf a week. Owing to the late rain, the tl 11- Ings pits at llulllonvllle have bt 11 inactive, temporarily. Hut work be resumed as soon as the wat r can lie pumped out. The culmination of a charming rn- mauee,'vi hlch has been long expect. -d, currcd Thursday when our ha- d- some and popular postmistress, M ss Annie Konnow, was married to Mr. Eli Edwards, one ot the promln- nt rauclimeii aud cattlemen of Line 1I11 ounty. Arthur Leo, us Justice of tho peace, conducted tell cereino iy. he couple-set off on their wedding trip Thursday afternoon. Accou pa uied by Mr. Lea, they Intend to t',o first to Suit Lake and will visit the Yellowstone National park before 1." turning. Their hosts of friends w '.sli them a long happy life. Mrs. Hoot of Llitdtlle, Utah, Is' 1 iw in town, visiting her graiidmotl. .r, Mrs. Terry, and other relatives. Mr. George Hyphus, with sev. -ul elpers, Is nt work on a cemenli s le- wulk around the grammar schul building. It will be five feet iu width. Several babies in town are qi ite unwell .owliij to the heat. The h t weather has been a long time in c in bu tl Its here at last. HOME RUN COPPER HAKES NEW STRILE Another Important strike was nis'.le early this week iu the Home E in copper property In the BrlBtol a !u lug district. From Manager W. H. Pitts it las been learned that another cave 1. .s been encountered lu Iwhicb appei.rs to b a world of oto. The matorUl needs no breaking and can be shovel ed out and sacked for shipment. Mr. Pitts returned to I'locho frc.ii the property Friilay night and 1 -ports that- two cars of this ore b a beeu taken out and Is ready for sill 1 meut. The ore carries higher sllv. r vplucs than any heretofore e iconnter I11 the mine and Is of a grade till 1 will pile pu profits fast. II. K. K111I, one of the prin.ipi l shareholders In the company arrived from Salt Lake last Tuesday. The grand Jirry in Lyon county has brought in six lndlctnienti against various men and Ui. easei are now being tried. A hundred jurors have been called and all art In Yerington now.