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TSilE FIOCEE RECORD
PIOCHE, NEVADA, .ATUROAYi MAY 29, 1915. VOLUME. XLIV; NUMBER 37. Bristol Nines A. W. Middleton of New York, wlio , purchased the Day-Bristol properties at the receiver' sale last January for approximately $98,000, arrived in the city Wednesday even Ins, coming from Callnte by auto. When seen by a Record represen tive Mr. Mlddleton declared he had noth Ins to give out for publication at this time, but indicated it would not be lo : until there would be "something doing." The v's'tcr went out to Jack Rabbit Thursday and left yesterday for the coast: intending to visit the San Fran cisco fair. He expects to return to camp with'n the next two weeks lie has until June 13th to make the final payment of about $49,000 on the purchase price of the property. When this is done, the receiver will be dls yharged and the mines then will be formally turned over to the new owner. FOREM PIOCHE MAN DIES FROM PNEUMONIA ATTACK A telegram received last Monday an nounced the death of Joseph Elsenmann, a former old-time resident of Ploche, whlhi occurtd at San Francisco, on Sunday the 23rd inst. Death is believ ed to have resulted from an attack of pneumonli. Mr, Elsenmann came to Ploche in 1871, and was a resident of the town and this section for upwards of thirty years. A widow, two sons and two, daughters survive him. He was engaged in the hardware bus iness here and had many friends In every part of the county. After leav ing hero lit Uv'oied extsnslve ranch ani farming Interests In Pahranagat valley, being what are now known as the upper and lower Gardner ranches. On disposing ofthesi he moved to San Francisco, about 1902, which has since been his home and where he was also engaged, together with his sons, in! the hardware business. Mr. Elsenmann had passed the 70- yur mark, and had always led an actllve and busy life. He will be warmly remembered by many of his old friends throughout this section who now receive word of his death. News CALIENTE Leslie James left a few days ago for a visit with friends at Mt. Pleas ant, Utah. - The Caliente orchestra now furnish es music at the moving picture show Mrs. E. Foster, accompanied by her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Seymopi, left for a three months vis it to Canada and other eastern points. Reno McDonald returned from the n.Mimalng a few days ago. J ie Taylor came In from the .Easter mine Wednesday with some fine ore specinmt. Harry UnderhlU has purchased a n-w five-passenger Ford car from Or Lynch of Ploche. Mrs. c. T. Land, and son, returned Wednesday from California. . J.. Corklsh and niece, Alice Cor klsh, came In from Delamar a few days ago. -'ohn H. Logan, an uncle to J. A. Denton, Is a Caliente visitor. Ho is 73 years of age and is a veteran of the civil war. He had not seen his nephew for- 41 years. 1 Mr. and Mrs. H. Elliott have leased the Denton hotel and Intend to con veill Into a first class hostelry. F, H. Lightner has moved his saloon across the street from, the old place. Joseph Rice and his youngest son, Remo, are here from Panaca and are staying at the home of Hyrum Rice. Phoebe Pace is Improving rapidly. Thelma Norrls left for a visit to Pa naca Thursday afternoon. , W. Newell Is moving his family to MUford, Utah. 1 The Misses Agnes and Nellie Smith are here from Salt Lake for a vis It' with their father. Mrs. Lloyd Denton Is reported much Improved. MIsg Martha Pace, a sister of W. B. Pace, is here from St. George. Mr. Burt and Mr. Beddow have the moving picture show now. r. McCarthy has moved his family M Salt, Lake. PANACA Ell Edwards, John Nelson, Geo. Lee, William Atcheson, Joseph Ronnow, Jr.", Laf Wadsworth and Henry Lee came In from the mountains Wednesday after an absence of three or four days. They have been rounaing up cattle for the tele in June. ; Geo. Syphus and son, Harry went to Nay Soon Bo Started Caliente Wednesday, returning the same day. . Joseph Ronnow, Sr., returned from Bristol last Friday where he has beep employed for a few weeks past. Wm. Keele went dawn to Ryan's rancl to remain Inieflnltt ly. Wilkes Campbell, . Walter Long, Wm. ani Wilford Heaps, and Allen Wads worth went up to the Prince mine last Tuesday which is to be set up on the Heaps farm south of town. Miss Shanet Blad came up from Cal lene Monday morning after visiting for a week with relatives and friends. Mrs. F. E. Wadsworth arrived here from Salt Lake City Saturday. She will spend the summer here with rela tive's. Mrs. J. .Wm. Lee and smaller child ren moved to the Prince mine last Sat urday where they will remain untM the school year opens again. The Misses Kowena and Vera will follow as soon, as the high school closes. Franklin Terry returned to his home In Enterprise last week after visiting aere for about a week. 1 ALAMO A election was held at the school house Saturday, May 22nd, for the pur pose of determining whether or not the Alamo school district should be. bonded.. Not many votes were cast, buf all were "For Bonds." Mrs. Law rence Richard was the first lady to ast, her vote and has the distinction the first woman to exercise the right of franchise in Lincoln county. The Alamo school trustees were en tertained at dinner Saturday by Mrs. Lawrence Richard. Mrs. Lois Stewart has the honor of being the first lady trustee of the Alamo school district. The "Bee Hive Club" met at th home of President Susie Wadsworth, Monday, May 24th. BormMay 21st, to Mr. and Mrs. Jos Cox, a 7 1-2 pound baby girl. Mil's Thelma Shumway Is seriously ill. It is feared she has pneumonia. Harold, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Foremast?r, scalded his arm badly last Saturday. President Jones of the Moapa Stake, and Elder Whitehead, were missionaries in Alamo Sunday. Both the afternoon ml evening me tings were well at tended. The cow boys have returned from the a-'iffe near Groom and report many cat fj.cj having died from the effects of drinking the water of Groom lake. It is a peculiar looking bug is found to exist in the water and it is bellev jtl by some that this is the cause of so much fatality in the herds. The bug resembles a centipede. The Richard district school is res plendent In af resh coat of paint. GRADUATES OF PIOCHE PUBLIC" SCHOOLS GIVE BANQUET The members of the 1915 graduating class of the Ploche schools entertain ed te parents, the teachers in the schools, and members of the board of trustee's and their families at the school house last Tuesday evening. A banquet was prepared which was served by the members of the "Class o 1916. The table was t stlfullv decorated with pansies and the class Colors P"- ple and golu. TEACHERS ENGAGED, FOR THE NEXT YEAR OF SCHOOL The board, of trusteed of tho Pfrvha school district hav announced th em ployment of the following teachers: x-nncipai and Teacher of the Seventh and Eighth Grades Miss Elizabeth E. iiaiKenson. Intermediate Rradu rni- " VIIIO i. Mackenson. .. Primary Grades Miss Bertha Ruther ford. It is probable that thn.fait -m f school will open on Monday, September ' ' i -a-fci CHURCH SERVICES HERE J . ON DECORATION DAV Holy communion, 7:30 A. M. Holy communion and sermon, 11 A. M Holy baptism and children'. Evening prayer and sermon, 7:30 p. M. This will be of a patriotic order. All people ar rnrrilallu l..i. - j HTii.ru lo HL- vjuiucse services.. Rev. Percivai s. Smithe will preach DEMIJOHN PROPERTY IS . TO BE ACTIVE AGAIN SOON I An extensive campaign of development worn is to begin on ' the Demijohn Con solidated property located two miles due wtest of Ploche. Nev.. hv .Tuna 1 ThU decision was arrived at yesterday by me management: of the Utah-California Interests that recent! v utunfA nn.At , - r vu vvuu VI of the property. Salt Lake Tribune. Shipping Cattle From South Raymon C Carr. general manager ot the Geyser Land & Cattle Co., has been In Arizona this week to arrange for the shipment of lorornl kimjnj i of cattle to bo ranged 4n this county. New Nevada Lawslg Of A patent d mine la defined as a min ing lot ai ion under patent, not all the locations under onj patent. Each one hall be assessed $500 except whertj fi'JU in laoor t,as been actually -performed upoi. such patented mine during the calendar year for which assess- j , muni is levieu, or wnere a Dona ot statement of Intent has been filed and appruveu. This tax Is in addition to i'an tax on net proceeds. The county assessor shall assess ceah putented mine at 500 each and put It on the rolls. The owner ot the mine may appear before the county board of equalization and on his presenting an affidavit that at least $100 worth of labor has been pei formed during that uaUendMr year; the board shall strike, the $500 assessment from the roll or he a4iy declare his intention In an affl-s davit and file a bond, when the assess ment shall be striken. But he mutt show that he' has kept his promise by tiling an . affidavit before January 10 of the next year succeeding the calen dar year for which the assessment was levied, showing that he " did the work during the calendar year for which the assessment was levied. Falling this the board, may declare the bond forfeited ana subject to satisfaction. Printed List For All f The county assessor shall prepare a printed list of all the taxpayers In tjtie county and the total valuation of prop erty on which they severally pay tax." This shall be done before the third Monday In July and a copy shall be die Hvered to every taxpayer in the county. The cost of printing shall not be more than 20 cents a name. ' County Equalization The county commissioners shall meet as a board of equalization on toe fourth Monday In July and shall not sit after the second Monday in August. Thsy may determine the valuation of any property assessed and change and cor rect any valuation either by addition or subtraction but In case anyone com- plaining has refused to give the as- ; sessor a list of property , no reduction jnall be made by the board. If the boards find It necessary' t Increase an assessment it shall give real sonable notice to the person affected, that tie may appear. After the adjourn ment In August the clerk shall make a U of owners who have not appear ed, whose valuations have beeh raised, giving the amount of raise,' and . i$ i4-t of all property raised, with the1 sum added. The commissioners shall ' cause this list to be published in one newspaper In 'the county. Any person who did not appear In time, may appeur tfctore state boaid of equalization and on affidavit of ignorance of notice, sha'l te given a hearing and final judg nifni by the state board who shall ct-rUfy the figures to the -county aud itor. The recorder must tten,r county board meetings and bring a list of all unoiitifi'M moi-lKOfrd and liens on property. Th,. cctinty board may re qulre the asi'eeior to enter on the roll any propel ty not assessed and the absesHimn,. shall have the same stanjd- inr UM if r n thA nrfu-innl vr.ll Kr.. first delivery. Teachers Insurance - ., This act is supposed to provide for the payment of insurance premiums to the Nevada Industrial Commission, onj KNOW THY Il-Railroads In discussing the commercial achievements of this great age, we shall approach the subject as the historian chronicling events. This se ries will endeavor to record In writ ing the supremacy of American men and Industries in the world's affairs and perptuate an appreciation of our marvelous industrial achievements by presenting simple facts, figures and comparisons that are overpowering in their convictions. America holds her proud place among the tlons of the earth today 'on account of her supremacy in trans portation facilities. The mighty minds of the age are engaged in the prob lems cf trnnrportation. and the great est men In the history of the world's commerce are at the head of the transportation systems of the United States. la the discussion of transportation, let us consider separately our Rail ways. Telegraph and Telephones, Ex press, Public Highways, Steamships, Street Railways, Interurban and other forms of transportation, and this ar ticle will deal with railways. The United States has the largest mileage, the best service, the cheap est rates, pays labor the highest wages, and we have the most efficient ly managed of the railways of the world. They stand as a monument to the native genius of our marvelous builders, and. most of the railroads in foreign countries have been built under American orders. The railroads represent a larger in vestment of capital than any other branch of human activity. The mile age lp the , United States exceeds employes of school districts. Including school teachers presumably although they are not mentioned by name. 'The premium hj fixed at one-half of one per cent of the salaries, and It comes out of the school moneys available for the apportionment la made, apportionment in the count', before In July, 1915, the county treasurer is required to set aside one-half of one per cent of the amount of salaries paid employes for each and every district for the period July 1, 1913, to. June 30, 1915. In January, 1918. and semi annually thereafter he sets aside an amount equal to one-half of one per cent of the salaries paid In each and every district "for the preceding six months." There appears to be an omission here for premiums at one-half of one per cent there Is no provision for insurance for the two year period from January. 1916 to January, 1918, but only a pro vision fr six months at the rate from June 30; 191,7 to January, 191s. As It stands the provision makes the rate one-eighth of one per cent of the The appoi tionmtnt act does not seem to b changed. After taking out the insurance money it is apportioned in two moitles of 40 and 60 per cent. The 40 per cent la apportioned on the basis of number of teaches in each district,, counting one teacher for each 75 cen sus children or fraction. The 60 per cent Is apportioned according to the' number of school census children be tween t' e agei of 18. and IS years. County School Taxes The county commissioners shall an nually levy a school tax at the time of levying other county taxes, which shall not exceed 50 cents on each $100 valua tion, and should the county commission ers fall and neglect to levy such tax It is the duty of the county auditor to add such a tax as the superintendent of public instruction may deem sufficient. nui exceeding 50 cents on the $100. Teachers' Puminna 1 Provision is made for the payment of "retirement salaries" to teachers be coming disabled after 15 years service in the state, who shall receive $250 a year, and to teachers voluntarily retir ing or being disabled after 30 years service, at least 15 years of which has been in the state, . who shall receive $500 a year. The money la raised part ly by contributions of $9 a year from fiie tacners and partly by a tax of a mills -r on- the $100 of valuation, which w,u prouuee $460 for the year 1915. vor handling the monev. .tr. funds are created. On is a perma nent fund which holds all the Income ana the other Is a retirement salary fund which is replenished from th nr. manent fund from time to time for the urpose of disbursement. The perma nent fund is made up of contributions from teachers at the rate of $9 a year; from taxation, amounting to abouil $5000 a year; from private do nations and legacies and from Income and Interest derived from the invest ment of the whole. Th board having the matter in charge is the state board of education which meets quarterly and lists per sons entitled to payment and receives and acts on reports from the deputy superintendents of Instruction and the state superintendent as to persons en titled to receive benefits. The law affects and benefits teach- COUNTRY I th accepted distance from the etrth to the moon, We had In 1911, the last year in which figures for all countries are available, on the earth's surface, 639,981 miles of rail way divided as follows: United States 241,199, Europe 207,i32 and other countries 191,350. The United States has 38 per cent of the world's mileage, Beven per cfent of the estimated pop ulation and about five per cent of the area. The total capital invested iu the railways of the world is $50,000,000, 000, divided as follows: United States $13,000,000,000 Europe $25,650,000,000 and other countries $11,350,000,000. Reduced to a mileage basis the cap italization is as follows: The world $78000. United States $54jD00. Europe $124,000. and other countries $59,000. 'A comparison of rates is equally as Interesting and " the United States takes the lead in economy and serv ice. The average rate per ton per hundred mile haul is as follows: United States 76c, Great Britain $2.53. France $1.44. Germany $1.44, Russia 92c, Austria-Hungary $1.30, Italy $2.30 and Switzerland $2.82. The average yearly pay of all rail road employes in the principal coun tries is as follows: United States $757, Germany $392. Italy $345. Aus tria $322. Great Britain $279. France $260 and Russia $204. v About 30 per cent, or 188,000 miles, of the railways of the world are government, owned. About half the railway mileage of Europe is govern ment owned. A comparison of the economy, in time and money and the. convenience In travel, will be made In a later article. - Grade ers who were in service before October 1, 1915. and who signed and delivemd an acceptance of the act. Those not In service and thus not able to slirn an acceptance will be affected by the law henceforth without further formal act other than compliance with the rules. Commencing in September 1915, $9 a year Is to be deducted from the salary of every teacher under this act. Eligibility from the standpoint of money payments Involves the payment of a sum equivalent to paying; $9 a year for 30 years. However If the full sum of $-'70 - has not been paid, the shortage may be paid up in a lump ot It may be taken out of the pension at the rate of $20 a month. For Instance, assuming necessary service; If the per son has contributed an aggregate of only $1S0, he may pay up the arrears, of $90 or $20 may be deducted from his Pension for period of 4 1-2 months, thus balancing the account. Or he may have paid $9 a year for only 5 years and may be short $225, when he would be required to submit to a reduction of $20 a month for 11 1-4 months. With a pension allowance runnlna- from 12KO tn $500 a year however, this would not In any case deprive the persona from re ceiving benefits much more than a year after retirement. This section doubtless was Intended to cover those cases arising on the InauguraMon of the act, wherein some persons will be en titled by service to retire In a few years but who will have had no oppor tunity to conrlbtute for more than a few years. El'glbllity and retirement from the standpoint of service Is treated of in twt classes.. A teacher serving 30 years in public schools. 15 years or mor being withlnt his state and including 10 years with a legaf certificate, shall be entitled to retire or may be retllred, by the board if physically or mentally Incapacitated. Such persons shall re ceive a salary of $500 a year, pavable quirte.ly. Application must be made within two years after the approval of the act " Teachers who have served at least 15 rears under a legal certificate Sn thlsi -,w biiu who are prrysioaily -or mental Iy Incapacitated, shall be entitled to retire or may be retired at a salary which shall bear the same relation to a $500 salary as the period or service bears to a 30 year service. (If any teacher be be re-employed the salary shall stop. If any teacher; having received some salary under the 15 years service section, shall be r employed and later be entitled to the 30 year salary, the amount paid on the 15 year salary shall be held out of the 30 year salary at a rate not exceeding a deduction of $35 a. month until the advan-e is compensated, and thereafter the fu 1 $500 a year salary shall be paid. LAPRY SULLIVAN ACAIN IN TOILS AT Los ANGELES Larwence Sullivan, once a Goldfleld Planner, known throughout the . west, und later a r at detective, has been arrmt. il in Los A-gc-les with W. J. Dpnford, a dis'wrred attorney, charg ed with llieg'i nsfi o' the mal s ti; con-nn-Uion wirh the operations -if the Hermosslllo Lottery company, which as hedaquarters in San TiVnnclsnn. Other warrants, some for San EVan. Cisco men, hav e Been Issued. Twenty Alleged agents of the company hav been arrested in Los Angeles and are said to have declared they were "pro tected" by a private detective agency for $100 a week. LEO A. McNAMEE SOON " TO BECOME A BENEDICT The engagement of Leo A. McNamee to Miss McChrystal, daughter of John McChrystal, a well known Utah min ing operator, has been announced. The wedding is to take place a Salt T..u City June 17th. . 1 1 1 I t Ifltfl LASSEN SPREADS ASHES OVER NORTHERN PART OF STATE Saturday night about eleven a spray of ashes from Mount Lassen volcano began to fall in. Elko, and con- tiuea for several hours. Reports from Wlnnemucca are to the effect that a quarter of an Inch of ashes fell there, and Reno is said tn depth of several Inches. Today the at- u.oHpnere is heavy and depressing. The artesian well at the W. P. roundhouse has ceased to flow water, and U Is believed h.u k fected by the Internal disturbance of me eartn. formerly tho well flowed uuut eigtny gallons to the minute ovep the top 0f the pipe, and with a) pump itt was made to flow a much greater amonnt than this. Within the last few day the water has lowered abouB fifty feet, and , a few minutes work with the pump pumped It dry. .t Is not known whether the condition is due to the disturbance or to a break in the casing. It seems probable however, that It la due to the former, kiko Independent. (U 188 Llz2'e E. Macklnson principal of the Pioche public , schools, expects to leave Monday on her vacation, which will be spent at Berkelley, Cal. J. A. Nesbltt and E. P. Freudenthal were in Caliente last Wednesday. Eighth Get Diplomas The commencement exercises of the" eighth grade of the Ploche public schools ware held at the Union Sunday scohol building last Wednesday even ing in the presence of an audience which fairly packed the building to Its capacity, B. L. Smith, president of tie board of trustees, acting as the chairman of the meeting. The exercises were opened at 8:30 odock by prayer by John St Breese, following which came a recltatlon,'"The World's Masterpiece," by Miss Mamie rr judge Chas. Le Horsey was next cabled and delivered an address to the graduates and his remarks were highly entertaining, instructive and beneflc-J tel.. He admonished the members of the class not to be content with the edu cation they had received In the grad-t ed school and Impressed upon them that they were only at the beginning H4 urged upon them the necessity of enter ing the high school and later, if pos-) slble, to enter the state university or some other higher Institution of learn ing. He judge gave the young people fnuclil good, wholesome advice and his1 Well chosen words should serve as a iguiding lljght In, shaping their plans; ur a. luiure aucvessrui career. 1 The honor of delivering the valedic tory address fell to Miss Faye Walker and th young lady acquitted herself iu a very commendable manner eliciting much praise from her- hearers. . Thi class of 1915 can well feel proud of their action in chosing Miss Walker as their valeditorlan. , Following Miss Walker's address, the Chairman, on behalf of the board ofl trustees, gave the members of the class a tana of good "fathely" advlcei after which he presented each of tho graduates with their coveted diploma He also thanked the teachers for tho excellent s-rvlce rendered during the school year of 1914-1915. . Although they were not on the pro grara at trie request of a number present, Chairman Smith Invited Miss MCldBttloeder, class of 19,15, and Lew-' U H.- Beaaoh, Jr., tlasS of 1914, tw Fe veD some stories told at a claw-con test at the scohol house' one day last wee. The former told of her "Fxper lences With a Ghost," while the tetter related his experiences as "A Junior Legislator at Carson City. The stor ies were of their own composition and Proved to very interesting as well as amuseing. The song, "Till We Meet Agai"n,"was sung by a chorus consisting of the Pupils of the seventh and eighth grad es, with Mrs. Lynch at the organ, con cluded tne evening's entertainment. - The members of the "Class of 1916" are: Faye Walker. Mammie Orr, Thel ma Tew, Mildred lioeder and Ralph Olinghouse. NEW DISPLAY ADS. TODAY Lincoln Hotel, Caliente. Mrs. C. Buck, Ploche. " ' THELMA LEE AND STANLEY , ABBOT ARE ACQUITTED The second trial of Thelma Lee and Stanley Abbott, on a charge of brlng- ing four girls to Wlnnemucca from Boise, Idaho, for immoral purposes, was concluded in the United States' District Court at Carson Satiimiav Ti,, Jury, after taking seven ballots, re lumed a verdict of not guilty. Thelma Lee and Stanlev Ahhot were arrested in Wlnnemucca last fall. They cam here a few mnnfhi wJ from Boise. Idaho, and the woman' ui nuo 0 nouse of ill-fame, the in mates fcfirg four eirla wh an. u with them from Boise. They were In-, u,"e py "e federal grand jury and ried at tho February term of the V.. o. court when the Jurv dlsafrrel boldt Star. PIOCHE BASE BALL BOYS GO TO MEET ENEMY AT ELY The Plocha n. halt 1 - " win : do off bright and early today for Ely mey propose to meet and play the crack team of the copper camp. One and possibly two, games wlU be play- Pn tnmni'Hnnf From Mana been learnedt hat the line-up of " the ;--" "--n at .K,y w,u b9 ab t follown- Strover and Bowling, pitchers Scott, lb. ieldson, 2b. ' Ifamti 3b. Dinsley, ss. X "lfensteln. Christian. ta rUsid.. Th TClvltao -..III I...... . - -" ve 10 go gome- to ' beat the Ploche bunch. ! , -! ' YUBA MILL SURVEYs'are ALL ''" ' FINISHED IS THE REPORT ' o - . The Tuba Leasing & Developmfnt Co ' ' hag completed the surveys Incident to" the construction of the proposed millins Plant and th deta'ls are now being figured ou In ithe office of Engineer Wartneweller l Los Angeles. It is believed that the site likely to be chosen la th r.M u . . - luv smelt er north- of the Salt Lake Rout de- J. A. Clark is moving hl8 saloon to the room recently mmi k- a Ivle. .'