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IE(D(D)IEin) ESTABLISHED SEPTEMBER 17, 1870 PIOCHE, LINCOLN COUNTY, NEVA DA, IKIDAY, 1KBHI AUV 8, 1018. VOLUME 48, NUMBER 20. AMMCAN TlANSPOIRT IS SU RECORD PARTY HAS INTERESTING TRIP Roads in Guod Shap3 Most of the Way From Los Ang eles Gasoline Prices The new editor of the Record arrived in Plocfhe Saturday after noon. Knowing that we came over lund, a number of people hereabouts have asked us as to the road con ditions. This prompts us to publish a nhort story of the trip. Accompanied by Mrs. Nation, baby Mary Kathrine and Mrs. Nations mother, Mrs. Kate Rigg, we left Loa Angeles Tuesday morning In our Chevrolet. Following closely was 0. R. Gross, Mrs. Gross and their little daughter, Dorothy. Mr. Gross drove one of Hank Ford's road rab liiti of uncertain age. Boulevard to Barstow It was an easy matter to make Barstow by four o'clock. We re mained overnight here. The follow ing morning we started out early and made the best run of the trip, making Searchlight by nine o'clock. The first bad roads encountered were between Ludlow and Bagdad. What we think of this ten mile stretch would not look well in a religious weekly like the Record. We arrived at Goff at five o'clock and parked our cars with the intention of stay ing all night. The landlord of the so-called hotel blocked our plans however, when he asked Alexandira prices for three rooms that were not nearly so well furnished as the aver age Pioche private garage. We went on to Searchlight and had warm rooms and good eats. Between Goff and Searchlight Is a little sand but it is not hard to negotiate. . Bad at Las Vegas From Searchlight to Las Vegas the going Is good until within about ten miles of the latter place. Deep ruts, high centers, etc., flourish in this Bection and caused us to reach Southern Nevada's prettiest town a couple of hours late. At Las Vegas, Gross and the writer, after more or less argument, succeeded in getting the better halves, mother-in-laws and children to take the train to Pioche. Gros3 and I knew what was coming. Camping Out We left Las Vegas at three o'clock for Indian Springs and sailed along smoothly until within about eight miles of our destination. Darkness ai.d deplorable roads caused us to t ark our cars in the sagebrush. W ith drawn curtains and some cover wo r. anaged to sleep fairly well through the coldest night of the winter in tliis section. Next morning it took us nearly two hours to thaw out the iengnes. At ten o'clock we rolled into iDdlan Springs. Met Ira McFarland who supplied us with water, road directions and information as t.i where we could get breakfast. The breakfast was good and we gladly recommend the Springs restaurant to travelers. Good roads from Indian Springs to Groom. Rotten the first few miles out of Groom. More rock than we thought was in the world. One stiff grade about ten miles be fore reaching Hlko where we remain ed over night. Ford and other cars not equipped with gasoline pumps should have tanks pretty well filled to make this grade. Over Night at Hlko At Hlko we stayed over night with Mr. and Mrs. James Castle. Good warm beds, dandy pork sausage and regular Nevada hospitality. Stop at Castle's If you happen along Hlko way In the evening. Up to the time we reached Hlko, the highest price paid for gas was at Indian Springs. Price 35 cents. Searchlight was 30 cents, Barstow 25 cents, San Bernardino 21 cents and Los Angeles, 20 cents for the best. At Hlko we paid $8 for two five gallon cans. But Hlko is 50 miles from a railroad and we doubt If the good lady who runs the store made as much clear money on apr purchase s did some of the dealer on the railroads. Anyway it Foodgas. Arrived at Caliee Roads are pretty good from I& to Caliente. Made it In three aV to one-half hours. Procured ments at Caliente and lert a arriving at Pioche at three o'clO'uVtotvu Wednesday. Saturday afternoon. Distance travel ed 627 miles. Weather conditions were ideal and the trip should be made In less than four days but Mary Kathrine requir ed a lot of attention. At home she managed to get along nicely with a good square meal every three or four hours. Dut constant driving whetted up her appetite and about every two hours it was necessaryto stop the car and get out the canned heat, milk, barley andother things a 10 months' old baby likes so well. In Justice to Gross' 1912 road rab bit we must say that it performed nicely. For three days while babys numerous dinners were being pre pared, Gross rebuilt and rebuilt the old boy and landed In Pioche with almost a new car. It will remain a mystery to the writer how he manag ed to carry so many extra parts along and no matter where the break was Gross always had the right part in one of his pockets. THE COMMISSIONERS TO SELL BUILDING Three Panaca Men Get Engi neers Licenses. New School District. At the meeting of the county com missioners Tuesday, all members were present the board ordered the clerk to notify Mrs. Ed. Dula that If the present price of $15 per month for boarding county indigents was not satisfactory to her the board would order them removd to t he county hospital. Mrs. C. Buck of Caliente, asked that the brick building at Delamar which is county property be adver tised for sale. Favorable action was taken. H. E. -Freudenthal was engaged to prepare budgets of probable ex pense of the county, town and schoo! districts, the same to be published The last session of the legislature pased allow making this necessary. Engineers licenses were ordered Issued to the following: J. W. Lee, Lester E. Lee and R. J. Matthews, all all of Panaca. The Wine Creek School district was abolished. A new district will be established. , The parents of school children liv ing in the vicinity of Wilson Creek petitioned the board to establish a new school district in that section to bt- called the Wilson Creek School District. Petition granted. METAL MARKET Wednesday's Salt Lake metal quo tations were as follows: Lead, 6.75c. Silver, 86VsC. Copper, (cathodes), 24.425c. Zinc (St. Louis), 7 Sc. WILL LOCATE ROAD At the regular monthly meeting of the county road board, Tuesday, the usual work was done. In addition the board decided to make an inspection trip over the roads in Pahrauagat Valley February 20 for the purpose of selectirg the best route for the new county road to connect with the Clark county line to the south. PIOCHE BOY GETS HIGH RECOGNITION Harry Kahn, son of E. Kahn pop ular Pioche merchant, has been high ly honored by the Salt Lake City board of education . Harry has been attending the Salt Lake City high school ror aDoui seven months. Recently the United States Government asked the Salt Lake board to recommend ten of the bilghtest school boys for a free course in engineering and aviation. Harry Kahn was one of the ten named. The Nevada Tax Commission has ordered the assessment valuation to be placed at 90 per cent, of its cash value. This is a raise of 10 per cent, over the valuation placed on prop erty last year. William Thomas Leggo, represent i fresi;Jiug Denver Rock Drill Manufacturing at 1:5- i Company, Salt Lake City, was in German Submarine Sends Tuscania to the Bottom Special to Pioche Record. SALT LAKE CITY, February 7. The Cunard liner, Tus cania.with 2179 American troops aboard was sunk by a Ger man submarine yesterday off . the Irish coast. At noon today the number missing; has been reduced to 167. Relief ships are still searching for more survivors. Troops aboard the Tuscania were Michigan and Wiscon sin National Guardsmen, Companies D, E and F, Twentieth Engineers, Engineer trains 170 and 107 and Aero Spuad rons 100, 158 and 213 with 58 casual officers. The Tuscania was being conveyed by British warships at the time she was sunk. The first reports of the number lost were greatly exagger ated. The survivors were landed at Larne and Buncrana, widely separated Irish ports. Only brief dispatches and details are lacking, even as to the time of the sinking which is thought to have been early Wednesday morning. While this is the fifth Cunard liner to be torpedoed, it is the first ship carrying American troops to be sunk by the Germans. RAND SAYS WORK WJLL BEGIN SOON Los Angelos Man Says Viv ginia-Louise Ha5! Been Financed Satisfactorily H. W. Rand, of Los Angeles, was in Pioche this week attending a meet ing of the board of directors of the irf ii'ia-Louise Mir-nit; com nun v. Mr lUmd tells hr. Record that .virk cf li?ir';isi out the s' ltiutH has been c mpleieu down rn tl . 4U0 C".t lev I IK' statet- that th't linn n cia 1 af f i irrs of .lie company ha-'e b :P" . h.i.j factrr:1) arranged and that work .ill h?in shortly. LETTER 1 ROM McAPOO Miss Lottie Davin, daughter of Mr. nd Mrs. J. Davin, Caliente, recently donated a flag pillow to the Red Cross. This was sold and the pro ceeds sent to wasiungion. aiiss uavin recently received tho following letter signed by Secretary McAdoo: "I have just received from your mother a contribution of ten dollars for the Red Cross, the proceeds of your painting, and I want to thank you and express my appreciation of your assistance. It has been sent to the Red Cross. "Very sincerely yours, "W. G. McADOO." P. H. Devlin, well known Uos Valley rancher, was In town Tuesday on business. BIGGEST SXOW OF WINTER Soon after nine o'clock this morn ing snow began to fall and coin i.ueJ for an hour. About an inch of the white covered the ground. This Is the heaviest snowfall of the winter. ALAMO ROAD NOW NEARING COMPLETION County Supervisor John W. Wedge returned to his home at Alamo, Wed nesday after the monthly meeting of the board Mr. wedge told the Record that work on the roal from Alamo to a connection with the high way at Oak Springs was progressing nicely. The crew is now at Moil o canyon. This road is thirty-five miles Innir and $1000 Is being spent upon it. It is expected that the work will be completed next week. BLAIR OF ARIZONA HAS OUR SYMPATHY Came 200 Miles Only to Find I Exemption Board Our of ! a Job So far as the new editor of the Lecord knows, Tarlton Blair.of Grand Gulch Mine, Arizona, is the champion hard luck artist of Ariz ona. Blair walked forty miles to catch a train in order that he mig appear before the Pioche exemption board. Besides, lie traveled about 160 miles by train. On his arrival here he learned that the board was taking a rest, there being no blanks. It is up to Blair to camp here until the board is again in ses sion or else make another trip. Should he do the latter he will have traveled 800 miles. The hike will total 160 miles. Loss of wages and expenses of the trip is some item. WEI-LAND W ANTS DIVORCE Joseph Raymond Welland, a young cattleman in the Panaca section, Wednesday, in the local courts filed suit for divorce against his wife, Thelma A. Welland. The couple were married at Los Angeles, November 29, 1916. Desertion is named as the cause of action. McNamee and McNamee Los Ang eles and Las Vegas atort-vs i 'e representing the plaintiff. AT CALIENTE OX FURLOUGH Jimmie Price, son of J. E. Price, Wilson Creek rancher, is in Caliente on a short furlough. His father went down to Caliente to see him. Jimriie is stationed at San Diego with o.ie of Uncle Sam's battleships. KIND WOKD8 FOR ALL Mr. Lewis H. Beason, long owner and editor of the Pioche Record, has sold that paper to Mr. O. R. Nation of Los Angeles, who will take immed iate control of the property. Mr. Bea son it is understood, will remove to Los Angeles to reside. Mr. isaiion is an old newspaper man having been in the business in the middle west. For several years past hewas in the employ of the Key stone Type Foundry at its Los Ang eles branch. He is a live wire and will, we believe, be a success in hi new tied. The newspaper fraternity of Nev ,ada will sincerely regret the retire- nient of Mr. Benson from the Record. Las Vegas Age. O. R. Nation, formerly with the Keystone Type Foundry in Los An geles, passed through Victorvtlle Tuesday with his family, on their way to Pioche, Nevada, where Mr Nation has purchased a controlling interest in the Record, a weekly pub lication at that place. Mr. Nation is a veteran in the newspaper game and should make a decided success in his new field. He will be missed in Southern California where he has been calling on the trade for many sara. Victorvtlle News-Herald. 1IOLLIXG EK WAS I1KRK W. A. Hollinger, Ursine rancher and cattleman, was in town Tuesday, lie dropped Into the Record office long enough to leave a five spot on subscription. Mr. Hollinger says the Record is the favorite paper out his way. UTAH GIANT STARTS SUPPER TIME FIGHT Arch Swapp Lands on Two County Officers and Gets Landed On. Patrons of the Pioche Cafe on Main street last night had sufficient cause to believe that at least a part of the world war hostilities had been transferred to the usually peaceful little town of Pioche. This Is the way the Record report er got the story. County Assessor Dan Ronnow was alone at the table partaking of his evening meal in his usual quiet man ner. Sheriff Wm. Culverwell and County Treasurer Charles Culverwell were at another table doing likewise. In walked Arch Swapp, a stx-foot- six sheep man from Utah. Arch was followed by his crowd. 1 Some say Arch had been imbibing somewhat freely of the flowing bowl but the Record" does not care to go on record as to the truth of this statement. Anyway, the herculean Swapp saluted the Culverwells gBaciously and repeated on Ronnow. Everything was nice and lovely. Arch and his friends had no more than affixed themselves to Ronnow's table than the former started in on the Assessor. He complained that he had paid too much tax on his Utah sheep which are grazing in thePanaca neighborhood. He called our assess or pet names in language both pro fane and English. Not caring for trouble, Ronnow took agreat deal off of Swapp. Then the Utah giant landed a fast right on Ronnow's right ear which caused the laret to flow. After . recovering from the daze, Ronnow picked up a chair but was prevented from using t by one of Swapp's friends. At this Juncture the sheriff and assessor entered. Before they got started, Swapp landed on the side of the sheriff's head. Wm. Culverwell by this time had his six-shooter out and used the butt end freely upon the giant's head. And then the war was over. Injuries all slight. Both of the Cul verwell's and Ronnow were at their desks In the court house this morn ing. TEMPEST SHIPPING TWO CARS A WEEK W. H. Pitts left this morning for the Hamburg mine. He has Just re turned from a several days' trip to his Tempest lease at Bristol. He tells the Record that the Tempest is show ing up fine. Two cars jof ore were shipped this week and work is going right along. Next week the Record hopes to have some good news about theHam burg. WANT EX ROLLING OFFICER Just before leaving for Los Ang eles, Louis H. Beason received a tele gram from federal officials at Reno asking him to either accept position as Lincoln County enrolling officer for shipbuilding volunteers or to recommend someone. Mr. Beason sent a telegram recommending H. E. Freudenthal for the position. Lester G. Burt was up from Cali ente for a few hours Wednesday. FAREWELL PARTY TO MR. AND MRS. BEASON More Than 100 Townspeople Bid Popular Coupl God speed. A farewell party was given to Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Beason, by Mr and Mrs. A. A Carman, at Miner's Union hall Saturday evening February 8, which was attended by oyer 100 per sons and a most enjoyable time was had by all The merry waltr, fox trot and one step was kept time to until 11:30 when a midnight repast was announced which was served In tho large lower room of the hall used for such purposes. Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Beason leave here this week for Los Angeles and will make their future home In Sunny Southern California. They have resided here ror the past ten years, and during that time made many very warm friends who wilt miss their company. Mrs. Beason was an active member of the Parents association and Mothers club, as well as an active worker for the Red Cress association, at all times was doing charitable work, and will be missed in these, works very nuch. Mr. Beason has beon active in school work as a trustee, also served the county well as a representative, and In the newspaper field, the columns of the Record, of which he was the editor, were devoted to the Interest of the camp, county and state, and the mining industry as a wnole. In the new fields to which they go to locate, we wish them success and in the making of new acquaintances, the friendship that was theirs in this community. BENEFIT OF RED CROSS The Lincoln County High School branch of the Red Cross Juvenile Association will give a one act play entitled "Miss Civilization" at Pan aca on February 15, the proceeds thereof to be for the benefit of the Red Cross association. HOARD IS KESTINO The local exemption board receiv ed telegraphic notice Saturday to sus pend business until a supply of blanks could be rushed here. As a result, a number of young fellows who came here ta appear before the board will be compelled to make another trip. WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT Invitations were issued during the week announcing the wedding of H. Loleta Norton, Daughter of Mrs. Ann Haseltine Norton, to John Deck, to take place Tuesday evening, Febru ary 12, at eight o clock at Union Church, Lacour street. Miss Norton is teacher of the primary department of our public schools here In Pioche. Mr. Deck is one of our prominent business men, and a Piocher, having born here. They will be at home after March 1. CASE A ICG LED The case of the Vtrglnta-Loulse mining company vs. Prince Consoli dated to have the private railroad ot the latter declared a common carrier' was argued before the railroad com mission at Carson City the first of the week. The Record goes to press too early to learn the decision. BEASON TO LEAVE Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Beason have been very busy this week preparing to move to Los Angeles. They ex pect to get away tomorrow. It Is their present intention to make the trip overland in their car. Their son, Lewis Beason, who is attending Har- I vard military academy, is anxiously awaiting their arrival. BOUGHT BEASON HOME W. H. Pitts has purchased the L. H. Beason home and will move Into it soon. The Wednesday afternoon Sewing Club entertained a few ladies lu honor of Mrs. L. H. Beason at the home of Mrs. C. A. Thompson. Re freshments were served and VnlM-ng needles and tongues were kept busy. Sheriff Wm. Culverwell motored up from Caliente Tuesday to meet with tho county commissioners.