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PIOGHE RECORD ESTABLISHED SEPT. IT, 1S70. irrigation and niuirjG The series of arid valleys sur rounding Pioche for over flfty miles hold greater possibilities for the financial wellbeing of Lincoln county than do the vast mining propositions of this territory. If the proper ef fort is made by the citizens of the county the federal government can be induced to reclaim these immense bodies of land, and when once water is placed upon them Pioche would no longer have to worry about its mineral resources. As a matter of fact, the profit derived from the soil would soon be utilized In developing Immense bodies of ore which abound by the side of nearly every valley in the county. . Nevada's representatives In con gress seem to be working with the idea in their minds that the more thickly settled northern districts of the state should have all the federal assistance in developing the natural resources of the commonwealth. It is irvumbent upon the business In terests of Lincoln county to organize and combat this wrong. The county commissioners or some other body of citizens should take the Initiative and call a meeting Immediately of those Interested in the upbuilding of the county before It is too late. A strong committee should be appolnt- . ed to work In conjunction with n like committee from White Pine county, and possibly Clark and Nye counties, whose interests are Iden tical with those of this county. For over fifty years Pioche has imported most of Its foodstuffs. This can now be stopped if the people make the proper effort. It is a big Job, but the gain Is well worth the energy required. To show what the citizens of White Pine purpose doing, the fol lowing, which is as applicable to Lincoln- county, is reproduced from the Ely Record: "A meeting has been called by Mayor A. B. Witcher to be held at the city hall, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, for the purpose of forming an organization with the object in view of securing federal aid to re cHini public lands In various valleys of White Pine and adjoining counties. " "It Is known that the government . is about to appropriate millions of dollars for Irrigation projects and the reclamation of swamp lands, either of ... which will require several years of preparatory work before the projects are completed and thu lands ready is for the purpose of calling the at tentlon of federal officials to the fact that In this section of Nevada ' are thousands of acres of fertile lands which can be put under cultivation by the driving of wells to tap sur face-ground flows of water at a depth of from sixty to seventy-five feet. from which an ample supply of water . can be had for irrigation purposes when equipped by pumps. It is known as a positive fact that water in practically unlimited quantity can be had in Steptoe, Butte, Spring, snake, White River and Lake val leys by shallow wells, which with proper development will be made to reclaim thousands of acres of land. Under the geological department dur. lng the last year tests were made in Steptoe valley by the government. which established the feasibility of me proposed plan, and all residents of this county know that practically me same conflitions exist In the val f y leys above named. We all know, that we have the land and the water, and if the government can be induced to . become interested in this enterprise and send in a fleet of drills for each , valley homes can be provided during the present year for .hundreds of set- "The object of the meeting will be t to prepare , facts and figures along i these lines . to be submitted to our - senators and congressman, in order that a provision for this class of land . may be made in the appropriation '. bill. .And if necessary It may be de sirable to send a committor to Wash ington to lay these facts personally before Secretary Lane, that his influ ence may be had before the commit tee having the bill in charge. "This is the biggest proposition ever submitted to the people of this county, and If - successfully carried out it means the settlement of all of our valleys within a few years. And It can be made a success provided live proper facts are placed before Secre tary Lane and the committee before the final report of the committee having the bill in charge. There is absolutely ' nothing ne abtut the proposition, for hundreds of thous ' ands of acres aw now under cultiva- tion by the pumping of Burface wat ers in all 'parts of the world. Not only can a vast area of land be had . for almost Immediate settlement In this manner, but the plan calls for only a small expenditure of money ' per acre as compared tqf general rec 1 lamatlon projects. With this method of irrigation ' the farmer is not de pendent upon the season for water, neither Is rhe dependent upon his neighbor In any way, for he can have the water whenever it is. needed. . "It the government ean be induced to further this proposition, it is prob able that all lands within the valleys .: named would be immediately with ' . drawn from settlement while the de . velonment of water was under prog r ' resa.' These lands, of course, would ' be treated in the same manner as all other Irrigation projects. Tite gov. ernment would not only drive the wells and equip them with pumping plants, but ; would also tence mem nA reet the Improvements necea- ' aary for tlieir occupation'..' After this SINGLE COPIES 10 CENTS. j Roosevelt Eulogy for Sunday Next Rev. Perclval S. Smith will be in Pioche next Sunday to hold relig ious services. An effort was made by the committee In charge to secure Rev. Mr. Smlthe to speak in Pioche iasi sunaay on tne lite or Roosevelt, nut as be was on a similar mission in California it was necessary to post- pone the services until next Sunday, lng man of Highland fame has re The program for the day (Septuage- turned to Pioche from Colorado to hub ounusji is aa ioiiowb: nuiy communion, s a. m.; noiy communion and sermon. 11 a. m.; eYeuiuB pryer, i .tu p. m. At the evening service there will be community singing and an address on iua me oi tiooseveii. ah are in- vuea to inese services, wnicn win oe held in the Union Sunday school room. , His Parish Covers Hundreds of Miles Rev. Perclval S. Smlthe. castor of the Episcopal church at Las Vegas, claims to have the greatest territory in the united States outside of Alas- ka that any one man covers In at- tending to ministerial duties, says the Tonopah corresDondent of the Reno Gazette. His district or narish covers the comparatively unexplored lands between Pioche and Victor- ville, Cal.. and from Searchlight to Tonopah. Rev. Mr. Smlthe says that nasslng the hat is not his chief duty, since ne goes weeks at a time without sea- lng an offering from any of his maaic congregation, and under no circumstance will he suggest that any or me temporary deacons pass the plate for him. In making Searchlight, which Is without a direct stage line, he has to travel over 1,500 miles to cover a distance which formerly was made on a stage In eighty miles. He claims to be the champion long distance skypilot of Nevada. The Pessimist and the Optimist imi , . . ... l i ua pessimisi wno talks nard times nowadays- should hie himself to the tall timbers and never come back," said an old-timer recently. "These calamity howlers missed their opportunity by not living lnJRche uunng me io panic, when money was scarcer than hens' teeth. At that t LoIBT lZir.K?"nJl ,ndi- vuw ja v ui nu ui ud, "Upon his arrival here his sole re- source consisted of a five-dollar bill He made that last six months and all at once he disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. His meth od was simple. "He would enter a store or restau rant or some other place of business, mane a purcnase amounting to a dollar or so and tender his five-dollar blll in payment. As no one in Pioche had money enough at any one time to make the change the seller would have to charge the amount, the pur chaser agreeing to pay when he got the bill changed. These tactics were carried on for quite a while, the stranger In the meantime living ou the fat of the land "Finally, In the course of time, as others were bringing small amounts of coin into the community and money was getting a little more plen- tifui thia flnnnoiar oviiiontiv fparori that someone would soon be able to 'crack' his plant, and he made his es pann without thn IrnnwlnrifirA nf nnv of his numerous creditors, who are still holding :the sack. I tell you times are bpomlng now." "All too' true," chimed in a by atander; "hut in those days that was In the realm of high finance. I tell you we small fry also had our in nings. fJayless Denton came up from Caliente to pay us a visit. He spent his last two-bit piece at the restau rant for 'ham and' before his return home. That 'quarter served as the medium of exchange for nearly a month. The restaurant man spent it at the garage -for gasoline so his cus- tomer could see to eat his meal; the garage man bought a tire with it at the supply house; the supply man spent It at the drugstore for a cureall for insomnia; and after going the rounds for several weeks it finally purchased a box of manilas at the committee composed of Mayor Haw postofflce, when the postmaster, kins and Dr. R. W. Martin from the much to the dismay of the business local chamber of commerce presented interests, sent it to Washington to cover a deficiency in his stamp ac- count. Many moist tears were shed when that coin disappeared. It sure, ly put the Pie In Pioche whl'3 it was among us." has been done the lands would be turned over to the returning soldiers tor homes on the same terms as lands in otner projects, dui me government could , within . a short time prepare homes for hundreds of so'Jier boys who under all other project would have to wait for years for, their op portunity to secure lands. "In, the opinion of the Racord the pier r.sed organization should confine It endeavors entirely to the further lnr; of this project and the securing of god roads, an not meddle with local affairs which are of Interest principally to the town of Ely, as such matters are almost sure to bring about discord within the organiza tion. The city officials of Kly are perfectly competent to attend to such matters." , t PlOfflE, UXPOLX COCXTV. XKVADA, FRIDAY, KKIlltl AUV , ". PERSONAL GOSSIP ' N. J. Wadiworth, merchant of Pa nac. apent Saturday and Sunday in Pioche. Sam Hoi linger. Henry Hammond nd Joe Hammond of Eaele Valiev wer in Pioche Monday purchasing "uppnes. Charles Whale n nia.tim. ni. remain permanently, Sheriff William Culverwell return- ea irom Los Angeles the first of the week. He renort. hi. vir ,..oi. improved in health but his mother is still very low. t-rosecuting Attorney A. TL. Srntt has been confined to bis home for several days with a severe cold. He win soon be able to attend to his business affairs. A letter from Luke J. McNamM of Las Vegas, who is now at Camp Lewis, says that he will leave soon fo" Camp Kearney, Cal.. where he win De discharged from the service, rranic uisenman and family left. yesterday by automobile for San Francisco. They will make their future home somewhere in Califor- "la, the exact location not vet havlna oeen aeciaea upon. Mrs. Fritz Erickson and two chil dren left Pioche yesterday for her old home in Salt Lake, where she will make an extended visit with rel- auves - Mr- Erickson is superintend. no-lent lor the Black Metals Mining company at Jack Rabbit. iom, lunocn, formerly foreman of the Bristol mine, writes to his broth. er In this city that he will soon leave New York for British Columbia, where he will conduct a large ranch. He is interested In the Tulloch Mln- lng Company of this city. Ainslle Campbell, son of Dr. and Mrs. J..D. Campbell, was discharged from the army at Fort Win field Scott Feb. 6 and Is visiting his father in Keno during the session of the leg. lsiature. He will return to San Fran cisco, where he has secured employ ment. T" J i n , JQUQffe L LVStPTTI 6 to Be Published me evaos lax commission has towns and special school districts calling their attention to chapter 149, laws of Nevada, 1917. which provides that the business of all gov- t"6.1 a,fe1nclf8 ,B-'h? " J""?' be on a cash basis, and that budgets of estimated expenditures for the current year must be prepared by the governing board between the first Monday in January and the first Mon fyh l?fAp'11 ot Th year and pub' "dwfr0w, !e,kB ort mor?, ,n 8ome 50U"ty paper; and mak,,n U uniaw- ful for any county official to author ize or allow the expenditure of public money unless the same has been spe cially set aside for such payment. Penalty for falluro to observe the provisions of the budget law is re moval from office by suit instituted by the district attorney, at the re 1uest, ,f the attorney general, or on complaint of any Interested party, T,he 'aw authorizes the tax commls- n to prescribe the form of budgets t0 be U8e- Copies of budgets pre- pared by counties and cities must be filed with county auditors and re- I corders North and South ? State Highway The plan to use the roadbed and bridges of the abandoned Las Vegas & Tonopah railroad seems to be gain lng headway, as the following from the Las Vegas Review would indi cate: t "Plans for securing support f at the proposed building of a highway between Las Vegas and Beatty, in I which the roadbed and bridges of the dismantled Las Vegas . & Tonopah railroad are to be t' Ized, was this week brought to a focus, when a the matter to the board of county commissioners. The proposal is to purchase the bridges and to make the road a state highway. The proposal was favorably received by the board and the clerk was instructed to tele graph the Nye county commissioners and the legislative representatives of this county asking their best efforts in procuring necessary legislation to make the roadbed a state highway. "That the proposed plan will in alt probability be carried out in its en tirety is the general opinion of the Amintv aMaI.I .iwIJ.J 1 that the required assistance can be secured from the state. That It is practically a necessity to southern Nevada by the closing of rati con nectics rrlth the northern part of the state brings the question squarely up for immediate action fct thia lime "Nye county officials have been asked to cooperate In the plan of purchasing the bridges, half . the route being in that county. The cost of the bridges has been placed In the neignooraood of fi.ZOO. LOCAL BREVITIES C. A. Thompson left Pioche Sundav on an extended business trip to Salt This la St. Valentine's day the one day In the year when" the love lorn, the sentimental and the wags tueet their obligations. Members of the Rebekah lodge gave a social for lady members and their friends at their ball last eve ning, cards, music and refresh ments were served and were enjoyed by a large attendance. A telegram received by Albert ueimue rrom his wife, who h tww.n at her old home In St. George, Utah, for several moDins, Bsv tta tl.e'r 3-months' old baby has been very HI, uui is no improving. Miriam uenekah lodee No. 9 win give a dance Saturday evening, Feb. 22, at Thompson's opera house. Tickets are $1 per couple, extra la dies 25 cents. Refreshments will be served In the hall at 11 o clock. Lieut. Eben Wheatley, who was discharged from the army at Camp Juckson, 8. C, Dec. 8. has purchased a garage at 1919 Pierce avenue, Sioux City, Iowa, when) he will re side wtth his family In the future. Prosecuting Attorney A. L. Scott bus been notified by Judge Orr that a term of court will be held In Pioche beginning Feb. 27. Judge McFadden of the Ninth district will preside, Judge Orr being engaged In court at Las Vegas. B. Lee Welker Jr. of Caliente was in Pioche Saturday to take the initial degree in the Masonic lodge. If all reports are true he was well taken care of. Mr. Welker Is a Caliente telegrapher and was the guest of W. S. Haufler during trie hours he was not endeavoring to subdue frac tious animals. A. L. Stewart, who has been on an engine of the Pioche Pacific railroad ior tne last eight years and who has moved with his family to a ranch at Alamo, Is in the city to ship his household effects to his new home. Mr. Stewart purchased a house in Delamar and has transported it to nis ranch in the Pahranagat valley. Hugh L. Thomas, superintendent for this division of the Nevada. Utah and Idaho Telephone Comoanv. with headquarters In Salt Lake. l in tha iclljt uuklnMl ugHla Inspect! n of me service, u. c. stelter, an expert- eucea "irouDieman " accompanied him and will remain In ihis territory for a month putting tho service in nrst-ciass shape. A meeting of the old mem hp nt the Commercial Club had been called ror Wednesday evening for the our- pose of discussing the adviHability of rejuvenating the organization, but owing to the Illness of Secretary A. L. Scott it ' was postponed until a later date. When Mr. Scott recovers the members will again be notified of the date of the meeting. After a Continuous rAnlHnnoa nn their farm in Round valley for forty six years, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Del mue Sr. will retire from th luhn. of farm life and spend some time vis. lung relatives and friends in differ ent parts of the country. In the early spring two of their sons, Joe and Al- Den, win take over the ranch of 1,200 acres for a period of five years. F. N. C08by. who was ennnontorl with the Atlanta Gold Mining Com pany and the Pioche assay ofSoe for several years prior to 1910 and is nowTa major In the army, is confined to an army sanatorium at Fort Bay ard. N. M., receiving treatment for his lungs. Maj. Cosby was attacked with Influenza while in Washington, D. C, and will have to remain In the hospital for the last six months. Sheep Grazing Bill Meets Opposition Sheepmen and cattlemen from nil parts of the state are taking a keen Interest In the Hill bill, pending in the assembly, which prohibits graz es aneep on ranges that have been used by cattle owners. Tne sheepme l are opposnd to the bill to a man and insist thnt tains a provision that is most drastic and would prohibit the movement of sheep from one location to another They also object to the priority clause in the bill, which they claim would mean that there would be no sheep ranges in the state because all lh rangeH were used by cattlemen ueiore mere were any Hhean In me Mate. ; The bill Ib In the committee ou air ncioiar neHnnps l ave neiu on it. . - ' Nevada Tubercular Stock to Be Killed - Preparations are being made1 by "o.ua owck commission, in co operation with (the federal govern ment, to completely wipe out tuber cuIobIs among cattle in Mavh, a... lng the next year or two, according auuuuuueineni maae by members of the stock commission. A bill will be IntroriiiMri at h. coming session of the legislature pro- T.u.Ms mr o animai survey of the state in co-operation with the federal Igovernment, and also making It law- iui io am an cattle affected with tu- R3I VU1UHUI. r Caliente Notes and Personals A letter from A! Woolman gives his address as Paso Roblea, Cal. A contract was submitted by the Salt Lake route to the county com missioners at their last meeting rela tive to pumping water for the town of Caliente. This was ordered sub mitted to the board of fire commis sioners of Caliente. Mrs. George Warren returned to Salt Lake City Thursday after a short business trip to Caliente. W. T. Stewart Jr. was over from Alamo Tuesday. Mrs. Stanley Russey left Tuesday for a short visit in Lynndyl, where Mr. Russey la now employed by the Salt Lake route. Mrs. Russey in tends moving to Lynndyl If suitable accommodations can be found there J. Less Denton on the first of the month moved into the new nostolflte. a large concrete building on Clover street. The old Prospector liitlldin. in which Mr. Denton haaljl out the mail while the postofflce bulk'iiirf was In process of construction, will bo the new justice court aa Boon as Judge Palmer makes some improvt ments. Miss Edna MUsap Is again in he Smith drug store. John Shier returned Saturday from a several months' visit In Salt L.'Vm and Los Angeles. C. A. Thompson was down from Pioche Sunday on his way to Salt uake. EUIb Riding returned home from Camp Kearney Thursday and left that night for a short trip to Salt Lake. Kills' service stripes Indicate that he has been in the service for eiKhleen months. He was In the hos pital ro; js. "Slim" Meek writes from Germany that the best organization in the world la the A. R. C. Lee Welker went to Pioche Satur day. The railroad company has definite ly decided to put in electric lights in Caliente. Last May a movement was started for this Bervlce, but owing to the fire the installation of lights was .postponed. S, George K. Riding has his store room in the Riding hotel completely renovated and the rooms upstairs are almost ready for occupancy. With this building again in shape, the new poBtoflice and the new stores on Clo vet street. It begins to look like the good rid days liefore the fire. Burt & Denton have the regular Sunday, night picture shows. , The usual large crowd enjoyed Mae Marsh In "The Glorious Adventure" Sunday night. Mrs. E. N. Mitchell entertained the , P. A. Club at her home Thurs day ..evening. Cards were enjoyed and a delicious supper ' was served by the hostess. C. L. Alquist played his best hand and walked off with the first prize. Mrs,' Prout entertained a number of her friends at a card party Friday evening. Dainty refreshments wero served after the game. 1 ' " Prohibition Law Hits at Extracts Much opposition " has developed in Pioche to the attorney general's ruling on the sale of flavoring ex tracts In the state of Nevada. It is likely that a strong protest will be entered, housewives contending that this' ruling draws too fine a Had in thef enforcement of the prohibition law," Attorney General Fowler's rul. ing Is as follows: , "The Nevada prohibition law lim its the sale of preparations contain ing a considerable percentage of alco hol to the druggist, therefore flavor ing extracts, which always contain a high percentage of alcohol, cannot be sold by other merchants. 'The people of the state of Nevada In adopting the prohibition act were probably unaware of the fact that thef were voting to make this restrlc tion. I am, however, unable to find any opening that will permit a dif ferent construction of the act as to the question propounded by you oth er than herein given." - . , i : ; , . Valley Roads Are Almost tmpasable Tuesday night Lincoln county was visited by another snowstorm, which waa preceded for two days by more or less violent winds. A fall of six inches was general throughout the county. Advices from Lake and Duck valleys say the roads are practically an covered with water, the upper valleys resembling large lakes, and that transportation is impOHsible. Wednesday morning M. L. Lee start ed In' his machine for Geyser, but was? compelled to turn .back at Eight Mile house. F. C. Glbeaut, the Gey ser , mail carrier, was able to reach Pioche Wednesday morning by tak lng, the hill roads and by the gener ous use ot a snovel in the snow, which In some places ts eighteen inches deep. The Ely stage driver has: been unable to get through for ten days. - , .., hies aim r.ii;i;:G George W. 8nyder arrived In PI. oche Tuesday to look after the af- mirs oi me mack Metals Mining Company, which has secured a lease on me Day mine. In the Jack Rabbit District. A new Grtv-hnrsfnnwi hoist Is being Installed on this nrnn. erty by T. II. Franklin, a mining en gineer or salt Lake. Mr. Franklin will remain on the property about a month, installing other equipment as It arrives. A small force is beinir employed to prepare the mine for active development work, which mill commence as soon as all the machin ery is in place. Mr. Snyder left for Salt Laka Wed nesday and will return in ten days to m no up nis permanent residence at the mine or In Pioche. He Is aaa.v- clated with his brother. E. H. Sny der of the Combined Metals, and will do tne active superintendent In charge of operations. 1 he lease carries an ontton to nur- chase the property within a specified time. Eawtern Storkhohfer Visll Pioche Charles M. Gwlnn of Charleston, W. Va., representing several larae stockholders In the Pioche Mines Company, spent several days here this week making a thorough Inspec. tion of the holdings of the company. These include the Pioche mine and the mill operated by the Nevada Mill ing and Leasing Company. Mr. Qwtnn expressed himself as being well satisfied with the management and future outlook of the company and will return to his eastern home with a glowing account of the possi bilities of the Pioche district in gen eral. Pioche Ore Shipments for the Week Ore shipments from Pioche tor the week ending February 13 aggregated 1,900 tons, as follows: Prince Consolidated 1.400, Vlrglnla-Loulfle ...... 400 Consolidated Nevada-Utah .... 100 Metals in the New York Market Copper Easier; electrolytic. 17V4 to 17 cents. Iron and Spelter Unchanged. Lead Quiet; spot offered at 15.10. February $5. Mining Notes of the Pioche District The Southern Nevada mill is get ting in good running order. While concentrates only have been produced so tar, It is anticipated that the cyan, ldlng unit will shortly be put in op eration. Manslr and Crow have half a , car nf nFA...nyr"hA rtlntfnroi.. nt. ,.TAtttffh,-. from the Ronnow claim, in the Comj et district, and It said the car will be ready for shipment in a week or ten days. Jack Fltzpatrtck,. formerly of the Bristol mine but now of New York, has quit the mining game and will bhii April i ior jreiunu, wuere ne owns a farm to which he will give his entire attention in the future. John R. Cook has resumed opera tions In the Yuba East group, owned Jy the Mascot Mining Company, with a small force, which will be Increas ed in the near future. Work at thin mine ceased some time ago owing to the Influenza epidemic. During the last week smelter re turns were received on the first flvo cars of ore shipped from the McCor- mac Meadow Valley lease, netting the producers in excess of $1,700. The sixth car was shipped on the 7th and another car will be ready to go forward this week. Work 1b continuing satisfactorily on the Harney group. Mr. Harney is about ready to ship a car, of high graae ore, as are also the lessees on the property, Stindt & Donohue. Some silver-lead ore has been taken, out running between $200 and $300 ton, In shipping this being mixed with the lower grade ores. GARAGE FOR SALE. Best garage In Pioche for sale, $55 cash. Ground rent paid till Jan. 1, 1920. O. R. Nation, 378 Golden Gate avenue, San Francisco, Cal., or Bank of Pioche. NOTICK TO CREDITORS. lu the Tenth Judicial DlRtrlct Court ot the Slate of Nevada, In and for the County of Lincoln. In the Matter of the Estate -of Obed Edwin Hamblin, Deceased. January 27, 1919, Guy F. Hamblin was duly appointed Administrator of the estate of Obed Edwin Hamblin. deceased; in the above entitled Court, ' and thereufter he duly qualified a such. It is hereby ordered that all persons having claims against said eRtate are required to file the samo,' with the "proper vouchers and statu tory affidavits" attached, with tho Clerk of the above entitled Court, within three months from tho date of the first publication of this notice. GUY F. HAMBLIN, Administrator. First pub. Feb. 14; last pub. March 14, 1919. NOTICK TO CREDITORS. . In the Tenth Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada, In an l for the County of Lincoln. In the Matter of the Estate of Raf- faele Martollo, Deceased. January 27, 1919, A. L. Scott was duly appointed Administrator ot the estate of Raffaele Martello, deceased. In the f above entitled Court, and thereafter he duly .qualified as such. It is hereby ordered that all persona having claims against said estate are required ; to file the same, with the proper vouchers and statutory affida vits attached, with tho Clerk of the above entitled Court, within three months fvom the date of the first publftatlon of thta notice. .A. L. SCOTT. Administrator. First pub. Feb. 14; last pub. March 14, 1919.