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TMK PIOCEE ESTABLISHED SEP'T 17, 1870. riOCHE, LINCOLN COUNTY. NEVADA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1016 VOLUME XLVII, NUMBER 5. RECORD Republican Hold Rally At Calf ente (Special to the Record) CALIENTE. Nev.. Oct. 12 The Republican candidates, who have been making a whirlwind campaign In the western and southern part9 of the state during the past two week, were accorded a hearty and rousing reception here tonight. In the party were Sam Piatt, nominee for United States senator; Ed. E. Roberts, nominee for representative In congress; Judge "Barney" Moran. nominee for Justice of the supreme court; and It. A. McKay, nominee for clerk of the supreme court. The speaking was held at Electric Movie hall, which was filled to overflowing with an enthusiastic audience. Tl;e speakers were in fine trim and were frequently Interrupted by outbursts of applause. In the course of his remarks Sam Piatt declared the issue was not so much a choice between parties as a decision as to what best represents the American idea. "I am a Republi can ail the time, but first of all an American" is the slogan of the can didate for the United States senate, as he explains that "All citizens, na tive and naturalized, are equal under the flag's protection and any admin istration that falls to confer that Iprotectlon is not worth the name of American." "The Adamson eight hour act," was remarkable legislation as a temporary emergency expedient, but it was forced from the Democracy and does not represent friendship to labor so much as an ef fort of the party to get out of trouble and to stay in power. ' I am for per manent and decisive legislative re lief for labor that will guarantee all just demands of the workingman. If Democracy had labor's interest at heart why did the party wait for a strike to force congress to act and why did they not extend the eight hour day to every workingman en gaged In interstate commerce? I re joice that the brothehood men have through legislation secured even a little that they deserve but, I regret, that labor generally was not remem bered. That is a sample of Wilson logic. He declares his good inten tions but he never moves until his hand is forced. A true friend of labor would have given to all labor the eight hour day without the ask ing." Pittman Land Bill Piatt explained the Pittman land bill which, he said, would be dis astrous to the state and a law which he would fight if he were permit ted to go to the senate. To segre gate7.000,000 acres from the pub lic domain Implied that Federal aid could never be secured for these acres, There would be no reclama tion or building of reservoirs, no exploration of the underflow or de velopment of artesian wells, for the government never engages in. im provements where It does not own the land. "The selection of these 7.000,000 acres does not give the poor man a chance" continued Mr. Piatt. "The land must be sold at auction for not less than $1.25 an acre. The poor man now can go out on the public domain and get all the land he wants by paying the entry fee of ten cents per acre. Why then, should the settler be asked to pay $1.25 an acre, or more, through competition with the rich man? If the land la worth more than $1.25 an acre the poor man Is shut out. If the lanl not worth $1.25 an acre the poor man does not want.it at any price. The school benefit fund is merely a blind and suterfuge. Furthermore, Pittman proposes to have 62,000, 000 acres of Federal lands unloaded on Nevada without prospect of ev er doing anything to make these lands valuable through gigantic rec lamation projects in which the gpv ernment alone is. powerful enough to engage. Roberts Right at Home Congress E. E. Roberts is at home on the subject of protection and in this campaign he Is dwelling on the danger that menaces the farm er and stockman through inroads of the dressed beef industry from Ar gentlna and wheat and grain from Argentina and Manchuria where Candidates land may be had at one dollar an acre. He cited the development that has been going on in Japan during the past two years and declared that nation would flood this country with manufactured products unless there was relief in the form of a tariff for something more than revenue. .Un less a high tariff law was reenact ed to stem the inrush, the United States will be the dumping ground of the universe. There could be no doubt of that since it is a well known fact that the war stricken countries have been developing an intense pro ductive capacity during the time they have been shut out from the world's competition. This means they will be prepared to send out their manufactured products at less than cost and the buyer in sight is Uncle Sam unless the bars of pro tection are raised the flood of cheap stuff will pour in and the nation will lose all It has won through coddling the war babies. Mr. Roberts also spoke of the mis erable mail service and the necessity for a change In the management which seeks to make money out of the public. This is the only depart ment of the government that lab ors to extort a profit from the peo ple. This is done by extending par eels post service and restricting first class mail. The department at pres ent conducted Is operated In the In terest of the mail order house and In direct opposition to the small mer chant and even the consumer. Judge Barney Moran hag been In his element all week mingling with old friends and revisiting scenes that were familiar to him thirty years ago wen he was a boy operator In old Esmeralda county. Down In Clark county, and here he has been getting acquainted and winning new friends. R. A. McKay, candidate for clerk of the supreme court, surprised the meeting by declaring he was a prac tising attorney although known In Nevada chiefly as clerk in the state engineer's office. Mr, McKay was counsel for the labor organizations of Bay City, Mich., during the long period of troublous events In which he succeeded in carrying through every measure required by the un ions and also in winning every case brought in the courts either on the ground of injunction or by the im portation of strikebreakers. The candidates will leave here in the morning for Panaca where a meeting will be held about the noon hour. Tomorrow night they will be in Ploche, which will wind up their campaign in Lincoln county. STATE CANDIDATES COME TO HOLD POLITICAL RALLIES There will be In Ploche tonieht four candidates on the Republican state ticket, Sam Piatt, nominee for United States senator; E. E. Rob erts, nominee for congressman: Barney Moran, nominee for Justice of the supreme court and R. A McKay, nominee of the party for clerk of the supreme court. They will speak at Thompson's Opera hall following which there will be a free dance. Tomorrow night the Democratic contingent, headed by Senator Key Pittman, who is a candidate to suc ceed himself; E. E. Caine, nominee for congress; J. A. Sanders, nominee for Justice of the supreme court, and William Kennett, nominee for the office of clerk of the supreme court of Nevada. The Democratic meeting will also be followed by a fre dance at Thompson's hall. . Poitical Pointers Jim Nesbitt is the first of the county candidates to start on his campaign tour of the county. He fleft for Eaglet Spring and, Camp valleys, returning to town last Tues day. He expressed himself as be ing well pleased with the trip and Is figuring on getting a good vote in (the northern precincts. W. B. Harris, Republican nominee for county clerk, was at Atlanta a day or two ago. He declared that he went on a hunting trip and did not talk politics to anyone. Chas. Culverwell, Democratic nom inee for county treasurer, does not expect to get out on his campaign until after the delivery of the elec tion supplies to Sheriff Ronnow. The ballots will be printed by the Record and will be turned over to Mr. Culverwell in a few days some time next week. Many people are heard to remark that this has been the quietest cam paign ever witnessed in Lincoln county. Few of the candidates have been around and there are less cam paign cards than usual. However, the election is over three weeks off and there Is plenty of time yet. LAS VEGAS GAMBLERS GET SUSPENDED SENTENCE Public opinion In the county not being sufficiently strong to demand an uncompromising enforcement of the law and the actual Imprisonment of the offenders, Lon Groesbeck of the Northern hotel, convicted of il legal gambling on Saturday, and six other gamblers who, upon Croes beck's conviction, hastened to plead guilty, were given suspended sen tences from one to five years In the state prison by District Judge Chas. Lee Horsey In district court Tuesday afternoon. While people of the city who be lieve in strict enforcement of tlie law as an example to "free and easy" living, realized that public opinion in the county compelled the suspen sion of the sentence in the case of the convicted gamblers, yet the victory of the law in securing the convic tion of Groesbeck by a Jury of 12 of his fellow citizens was felt to be a long step out of the tendency to lawlessness In Nevada. District Judge Horsey's arraign ment of gamblers and gambling be fore he pronounced sentence Tues day afternoon was a powerful ex pression of his own opinion inline matter, although he realized that public opinion In the county was against sending the guilty men to Carson City. District Attorney Hen derson also was under the weight of public opinion to such an extent that he was unable to object to the plea for suspended sentences. He was content with the splendid vic tory his ability and steadfastness had attained in winning a verdict of guilty in the case of the seven gamb lers, one of whom was convicted after a seven-day trial and the other six of whom pleaded guilty. Henderson's handling of the cases was commented upon by many who followed the course of the trial. Few people were willing to admit that Groesbeck could be convicted, and It was only as Henderson built up his case day by day by fearless attacks concluded by one of the strongest final pleas ever made to va Jury In this city that it was seen that a ver dict of guilty would be the result. The conviction of the seven gamb lers takes all rights as citizens from them. They will be unable to vote at the November election for Presi dent or any other, election during the time of their suspended sen tences of from one to five years, ac cording to the discretion of the judge. In addition, they will be un able to hold any public offices. The first result of this was the resigna tion of O. D. Hicks from the office of city commissioner this week. The seven men are: Lon Groes beck, of the Northern hotel; Ed. Van, of the OO saloon; Carl Wasser- bach; Merrltt Pollard, of the Over land hotel saloon; Fred J. Pearce, of Las Vegas hotel; and Joe Naka- gawa. On Tuesday afternoon before the court pronounced judgement on Groesbeck, Richard Busteed, as at torney for the convicted man, intro duced a motion for a new trial on eight grounds and also asked for a stay of Judgement for a few days. Judge Horsey refused both requests and pronounced judgement after ar raigning the gambling business. The sentences were suspended with the provision that they should go Into effect at once upon the vio lation of any law of the state" of Ne vada, and particularly the gambling law Clirk County Review. The friends of Judge Breeze will be pained to learn that the state of his health la precarious. A telegram was sent to his son, C. D. Breeze at Las Vegas, summoning him to his father's- bedside. He arrived here yesterday morning. CHANCE TO SEE WORK OF V. S. G. SURVEOYRS The U. S. Geological survey camp now located below the school house going to hold open house on Sun day, October 15, between two and five o'clock and everyone wishing to Inspect the maps already made In the vicinity of Ploche, is cordially Invited by H. H. Hodgeson to visit the camp. Charley Whaley came In out of the wilds last Wednesday for a sack of flour and bacon. He is working on his mining ground in the Highland district. NOTICE OF LINCOLN COUNTY Road, and Bridge Bond Election. Notice is hereby given, that pur suant to the order of the Board of County Commissioners of Lincoln Ing of said Board on the 5th day of October, 1916, there will be sub mitted to the duly qualified electors of Lincoln County, at the general election to be held Tuesday, the 7th day of November, 1916, at the vari ous election precincts in the County of Lincoln, and at the same polling places in each of said precincts, at which voting will be had and held at the General Election, and to be con tained in the general election bal lots, the question as to whether or not there shall be authorized to be issued Lincoln County Road and Bridge Bonds in the sum of Sixty Thousand Dollars, bearing interest not to exceed six per cent per annum The said amount of said bonds was by said Board of County Commis sioners found to be equivalent to one per cent of the total taxable value of the real and personal property of the County as shown by the last re port of the County Assessor, saiu amount of bonds being exclusive of interest and said per cent was so named and fixed by said Board of County Commissioners. The question of the issuance of such bonds will be printed on the of ficial ballots in substantially the fol lowing form: ' "For the issuance of County Road and Itridge Bond -.n ilie amount of Sixty Thousand Dollars, which amount is equivalent to one pep cent of the total taxable property of Lincoln County YES "For the Issuance of County Road and Bridge Bonds in the amount of Sixty Thousand Dollars, which amount is equivalent to one per cent . of the total taxable proierty of Lincoln County o The method of Indicating choice shall be In the same manner and form as other questions are deter mined in this state. The polls will be open from the hour of eight o'clock in the fore noon until six o'clock In the after noon of said 7th day of November, 1916. (Seal) CHAS. CULVERWELL, County Clerk and Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board of County Commission ers of Lincoln County, Nevada. REGISTRATION NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Registry Bcoks for the General Elec tion to be held on November 7, 19 Id, are now open at my office in Comet Precinct, Lincoln County,- State of Nevada, for the registra tion of Rll qualified electors. Said books will remain open on all legal days until 6 o'clock p. m. on October 20, 1916, for registration for the General Election. For ten days prior to the date set for the closing of the books for this election, sail books will be open from 7 to 9 o'clock p. m., in addition to the hours above stated. MRS. E. D. SMILEY, Registry Agent for Comet Pre cinct, Lincoln County, Nevada. REGISTRATION NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Registry Books for the General Elec tion to be held on November 7, 191G, are now open at my office in Camp Valley Precinct, Lincoln Coun ty," State of Nevada, for the registra tion of all qualified electors. Said books will remain open on all legal 'days until 6 o'clock p. m. on October 20, 1916, for registration for the General Election. For teu days prior to the date set for the closing of the bwks for this election, said bonks will be open from 7 to 9 o'clock p. m., In addition to the hours above stated. FRANK DONAHUE, Registry Agent for Camp Valley Precinct, Lincoln County, Nevada. Co. Commissioners Fix Tax Rate SOCIALIST CANDIDATE ROASTS PITTMAN BILL Justice E. Taylor, candidate for re gent of the state university on the Socialist ticket, was In the city last Sunday evening . when he delivered an address at Miners' union hall. The speaker paid his respects to State Superintendent of Schools Bray and to President Hendrick of the univer sity for the activity displayed in championing the Pittman 7,000,000 acre land grant bill, which Taylor vigorously condemned, upon the the ory that the measure was framed in the interest of the rich man and to the detriment of the one of small means. Taylor had an audience of about seventy people from which he elicit ed a generous amount of applause. ANNIE MARTIN HERE TO SPEAK FOR WOMAN'S PARTY Miss Annie Martin, of Reno, and national chairman of the Woman's party, spoke to a fair sized audience at Thompson's hall on Sunday night on the position of the Woman's par ty in the present campaign. Miss Martin, who organized the suffrage campaign which won vot es for Nevada women in 1914, was introduced by Mrs. Alex. Orr, who was chairman of Lincoln county in the suffrage campaign. Miss Martin stated that the Wom an's party was absolutely non-partisan; that It Is working forno party and no candidates; but was abso lutely opposed to President Wilson and the Democratic candidates for senate and house" in the national congress because of their opposition of the national suffrage amendment. She said that President Wilson's plank In the national Democratic platform, supported by Senator Pitt man at St. Louis, recommending the extension of snfPracro k n, only Is a virtual denial of suffrage, I as that more than twenty state con stitutions are practically Impossible to amend. She stated that the Woman's party ! was taking no part in the state elec- itons, and urged the women voters to vote against President Wilson, j Senator Pittman and Mr. Caine be cause of the hostile treatment of , the national suffrage amendment by President Wilson and the Democrat- ; ic administration at Washington. ! U. S. GEOLOGICAL SiHVFV PARTY" CAMPED IN TOWN The corps of the U. S. Geological survey, which has been engaged in doing some extensive work in the Highland range during the past sum mer, has moved to town and is now camped on a plot Just below the Pi oche public school building. M. H. H. Hodgeson is in charge of the party. It is understood that some topo graphical work Is to be done in the vicinity of Pioche which will keep the members of the party engaged until about the holidays. NEXT FRIDAY LAST DAY FOR VOTERS TO REGISTER A week from today, October 20th is t).a last date on which voters will have to register for the coming elec tion. If you want to vote be sure that you are registered by next Fri day night, October 20th. . JAMES RAN PURCHASES THE NEWMAN BROS. RANCH PANACA, Nev., Oct. 6 Mrs. O. K. Adcock arrived here from Mil ford Monday for a two or three week's visit with her mother, Mrs. M. Wads worth, and other relatives. Bp. and Mrs. Wm. Edwards and sons Harold and Lafe, returned from Salt Lake City Wednesday after an absence of a week. John, James and William Newman, left Monday for San Diego where they expect to remain permanently, having sold their ranch to James Ryan of Caliente. Levi Syphus returned last Thurs day evening from a trip through Nevada and Utah by auto. Dlst. Sup't Anderson was here last Wednesday and Thursday visiting For This Yd With the exception of A school district, the tax rate wi lower In Lincoln county" this than It was last. In Alamo th lzens are about to erect a new s house and for that r.-.u..i tax ers will be obliged to contrib lareer amount r h:ti immi ntnl county treasury. 1 At the meting cf the boar county comissioneri last werik rates were fixed and they are I marlzed In the following: GENERAL COU Rat General County State Total i PIOCHE TCI County and State $1 Pioche Fire Pioche School Interest . . Ploche School Sinking. . . . Ploche Special School . . ... Total $2 PIOCHE ' SCHd County and State . .$1 Ploche School Interest.. Ploche School Sinking. . . . Ploche Special School Total $2 PRINCE SCHd County and State : . .$1 Ploche School Interest.. . . Ploche School Sinking,. ... Total $2 ALAMO SCH County and State $l Alamo School Sinking.. .. 1. Alamo School Interest.. .. . ' , i nfr a ...... Total $3. CALIENTE TO County and State. . . $1. Caliente Water Supply Bond. . Caliente Water Sup. Int Total $i CALIENTE SCHd County and State $1. Caliente Special School.. .. . Total SI MISC ELLANEu Sheep Commission. . Stock Inspection Aside from fixing the tax for the current year the most portant business transacted by commisloners was an order autli izlng that the proposition of bo Ing the county for $60,000 for purpose of road construction e bridge building be submitted to : voters at the coming election. titions were received from vari parts of the county asking board to submit the matter to peoplepeople, so a place will be pj vlded on the ballot whereby voters will have an opportunity express their desires in the matl of public highway improvement The commisloners granted an gineers liense to L. A. Pascoe Bristol and authorized the approri ation of $10 monthly to James C! mody, at present a resident of q amar. AGRICULTURAL ETEXSION WORK IX ELKO COUN Miss Norma Davis of the agrlc tural extension division of the versity left Saturday for a thi weeks' trip in Elko county. Davis will visit the schools at We! and-Metropolis where she will deavor to interest pupils and tea ers in the boys' and gir'.s' club wol All the rural schools of Starr Vail and Ruby Valley will be included this campaign, and Miss Davis also make a point of getting in tou! with as many parents as possibj J This preliminary work will be f lowed by more definite organizatid which is in charge of J. L. McGlnri district agricultural agent for norl eastern Nevada. During the couJ of her trip Miss Davis will "give canning demonstration at a meeti of the Ruby Valley Improvemej Club. the grammar schools of Panaca a the L. C. High school. Qulncy Keele went to Salt La City Saturday to receive medical a for his eyes.