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THE PIOCHE RECORD ESTABLISHED SEPT. IT. i7Q. SINGLE COPIES 19 CENTS. RECLAMATION MEASURE FOSTERED BY PITTMAN The Nevada reclamation bill. Intro duced by Senator Key Plttinan and be ing urged forward by him. haa now passed the aenata and la recommended for passage by the department of the interior. The bill when made a law authorize the aecretary of the Interior to grant to any person, association or corporation a two-year permit to ex plore for water beneath the surface of 2 r,n acres of public lands in the state of Nevada. If the exploration Is suc cessful In developing water sufficient in amount to produce some agricultur al crop other than native grasses upon as much as twenty acres, then the sec retary of the Interior la authorized to grant a patent to one-fonrth of the land covered by the permit, a maxi mum of S4U acres, and to dispose of the remaining lands at public auction in farm units of not less than forty The engine requires no four hours, attention. The successful utilization of this well demonstrates the accuracy of the report made upon the groundwaters of Steptoe valley by W. K. Hiddeil of the geologloal survey, who spent all of last year in the valley and who sunk several successful wells lower In the valley. Mr. P.iddells report shows that there are feS.ooo acrea of good ag ricultural land In Steptoe valley w hich can be reclaimed by groundwater Irri gation. When the Townsend bill ap propriating $500,000,000 to provide homes for soldiers and sailor passes congress It is probable that a consid erable portion of that money will be expended in the valleys of eastern Ne vada. WHITE PIB C'OtXTY AD STATE MAV ATTEMPT TO FISD WATER PIOCHE. UXCOLX COI XTY. XEVAUA. FRIDAY, At CI ST I. 1919. LOCAL BREVITIES PERSONAL GOSSIP SINGLE COPIES 10 CENTS. VOLCMS 40, NUMBER 4 proposed law Is especially Later ln July Ira McFarland. In corn- acres. The ' "Z 1 "i pany with the White Fine county eastern Nevada and has a direct and Board of county commissioners and Itreai ki " v u.i- i Attorney (iilbert F. Boreman, made a ive legislation of the highest Import- cursory examination of the White ance, even though limited to one state. river valley with a view of ascertain- What it means to trie riocne valley no tng the probability of securing arte- man can ciprrovnjr i um anyone I Man water in that sect on. Mr. Me may be anie to see mat it means car. tain exploration for water and the nrohable settlement of the valley and the resulting production of agricul tural products, me terms or the bill seem to be liberal enough to justify the expenditure of money in prospect- Farland is of the opinion that artesian water can be developed in the White river valley, but he was called away by other duties and no definite steps will be taken until his return ln a couple of weeks, when he will go over the situation more thoroughly, and if Ing. as the reward of success is fairly he then decides that artesian water is certain. FHITZ MOLLER PIOEERIti IX COUNTY OF WHITE PIXE The legislation la local In Its effect, extending only to Nevada, where pe culiar conditions, such as geographic situation, the absence of streams or other bodies of surface water, the arid ity or semiaridity of the soil and the sparsely settled country seem to re quire such encouragement for devel opment. Large areas of productive lands ln the surrounding valleys as well as ln the Ploche valley should be reclaimed by the development and use of underground waters. The facts out lined above are taken from thoughtful articles appearing in the Ely Record, which is doing good work toward the development of the northern valleys. Frits Moller is making the first prac tical demonstration of the use of un derground water for irrigation ln White Pine county on his ranch in likely to be developed the county and state win at once undertake the en terprlse. The county of White Pine has a well drilling machine and full euulument, nence it is in a position to undertake the work without further Investment. The work when started will be under the personal supervision of Mr. Me rariand and It is proDabie that the well will be sunk a few miles to the southwest of Preston. A few year ago the county undertook a similar enterprise in VY hite river valley, but the well proved an expensive failure. i tie well was drilled on tne Dencn on the eastern side of the valley, while Mr. McFarland Is more favorably 1m pressed with the western side as the proper location for a well it tnis wen should prove a success it would no doubt be the means or en couraglng private enterprise along the same line and result in tne bringing into use ot many other artesian wens It is the Intention of the board of HOW DID Plot HE LOOK "HEX Ol CAME HOMCI How did Ploche look when you came home? Rather tumbled down? Or torn up? Or dirty? Of course it did! It did not get that way during the war. It was that way before. You are used to clean camps. How about helping the town? Why not clean It up? It will look better and perhaps save the lives of some of the chil dren. Let s go! Ira Da vies returned to Hoc he Thursday. William Hammond waa Wednesday evening. In Ploche Ktentne vallev. lust east of East Elv. I White Pine county to try for an ar Mr. Moller drove a ten-inch well last teslan well In Spring valley next year, fall to the depth of 130 feet and stop- as several small flows have already neil at that nnint because he lacked I been secured ln the southern end. canine t-n continue deener. hut even at I It would seem proper for netghbor- this depth the well had penetrated the Ing communities to recognize the lni-water-bearing sands for about eleven tiative and courage of men ln nearby feet, which Mr. Moller decided would furnish him with sufficient water to irrigate the land which he intended at that time to cultivate. Mr. Moller was short of mony at the time and not until this spring was he able to equip the well with power, and then he was able to secure only a. sc-ond-hand pump and a poor gasoline eneine. However, he made a coura geous start, only to find that his equip ment was not only totally inadequate, but also entirely too expensive. The state officials then came to Mr. Moller s assistance with the loan of a pump and a suitable engine, which were installed during the nrst part or juiy and which have been running contin uously since that time. , The well waa " found adequate to supply sufficient water for this heavier equipment when the pump was choked down to a rour- inch stream, and dav and night this stream is now Mowing and irrigating the seventy acres now under cultiva tion. IRA M'FARLAXD WELL PLEASED WITH RESULTS OF FIRST WELL The Ely Record sent a man with Ira sections who are working along lines which mean so much Tor the develop ment of the eastern part of the state. and the Record acknowledges grate fully the work done by the neighbor ing newspaper, tne Kiy Kecord, in ailing attention to this constructive effort leading to the development of the underground waters and in giving the facts used in this article. Dr. Martin Meets His Waterloo Dr. Roy V. Martin was a visitor in Ploche during the week and was fa vorably impressed with the improved condition of the mining Industry. The doctor, besides being one of the most able medical practitioners of southern Nevada and the owner or the mo-tern hospital in Las Vegas, is also inter ested ln many business enterprise. Including mininar. It would snim to McFarland, the Held representative of I be only a matter of time before he will the state engineer's office and the spe cial Investigator for the federal gov ernment of the water resources of Ne vada, to the flourishing ranch, where they looked over the results of this splendid pioneer work. While Mr. be aiding some meritorious jnt.-rprlse in this section. It is extremely .in likely that he could be induced to leave Las Vegas on the date of July 17, as that is the doctor's unlucky day. One year ago on July 17 ne was Moller was late In getting started this struggling over the desert on ; sev year, yet his crops are now growing entv-mlle walk under the nece-initr of nicely and give promise of a good obtaining aid for his family, which yield, and with his rich, level soil Mr., was stranded In the White River val Moller should soon have one of the ley. This year on the same date bo Ideal ranches of White Pine county. . was caueht in a cloudburst Imt ween Mr. McFarland was well pleased I Goodsprings and Las Vegas a.lI forced with conditions at the ranch and feels to wade through rushing wafers lor that the state, by the loan of the miles. Leo McNamee was caught in oumn and engine, has been instrumen- the same storm and his wife and chil tal in making this demonstration of I dren were marooned on an automobile Mrs. Nora Donohua waa milt- in l.o week due to eatlnir rrn imil.. it is pleasing to chronicle her recovery. A dentist of established might find It profitable to establish a branch office In Ploche. AI Carman met a imk, on Sunt. Ing trip last Sunday which rattled Mr. Carman Into rocking the reptile to death. Ten rattles. Ten rocks. Flashes from Thompson's wireless urge tree-climbing practice In antici pation of a leading citizen's appear ance with a new car. Tony Martello is branching out and will occupy the Nesbltt building with a soft-drink parlor. The building Is now being refurnished and decorated. Tom Gtlllspie piloted the big truck of the Minerva Tungsten mine Into town Wednesday. He says that cer tain parts of the road require skillful navigation. The baseball boys Indulged in a few moments of competitive athletics Sun day evening on the playground and et some remarkably good records for an Impromptu event. Mrs. Frank Riding Is doing w Ml after confinement on July 23. The In fant did not survive, but Mrs. Rlillne- is now reported to be on the way to complete recovery. W. H. Pike, following the Las Vegas custom of sleeping without rovers. nearly had the misfortune of getting his reet frozen while In Ploche this week. This will perhaps be construed by I .as Vegas editors as a boost for fiocne as a summer resort. It is. Friday evening the Electric Movie win present an extra strong program, consisting or tne SDeciai attraction. tne acariet uroo. with Harrv rnrrv In the leading role, and the feature comedy. "It's a Bird." Monday evening the Uoldwyn Picture. "The Road Called Straight." with a new star. Lewis Run. nlson. in the leading role; also the Ford eeaiy. The "Build Now" slogan is one well worm needing. . While the . eovern ment's urge to build refers to new structures. It also means "rebuild" and "reconstruct." The A. S. Thomnson Company has the materials, lumber, ee- ment and building hardware. The weather favors building. Labor is available now. It's a matter for your thought, is it not? Ray Lightner. one of the local min ers, was arrested last Friday upon a warrant rrom snerirr rotnertngnam or Beaver, Utah, on a charare of nonsuo- port of his minor children and taken to Minersvllle. Utah. Lightner claims to hold receipts showing that he regularly sent money to utan ana local people say that he did. Lightner was former ly employed at Goodsprings, coming here in April of this year. Milford defeated Las Vegas with the score of 8 to 5 in the baseball game last Sunday and this Sunday the Mil ford team is expected to play the Cali ente nine in Caliente. The Pioche nine had a good workout Thursday evening and are ready for all comers. An ef fort is being made to match the Pioche nine with Las Vegas for a game to be played when the weather permits the mountaineers to risk a trip into the sunny south and the land of cotton. Mrs. AI Emerick left Ploche Thurs day for a short visit with relatives In Salt Lake. Fred Francis returned to Pioche ednvsday evening from overseas duty and waa warmly welcomed. George and tiuy Snyder returned from 8a It Lake Wednesday and re sumed their work at Jackrabblt. Mr. L. H. Shaw, mother of Ralph Shaw, returned to her hum Tu...u after a pleasant visit In Ploche. Mr. and Mra. Arthur Thomas enter tained Wednesday afternoon with sn informal party In honor of Mr. II M Lansdowne and her visiting sisters. Ellas Kahn la again In town for a iew aaya. He will return to Loa An. WELL DWLLING MACHINE SOON TO BE IN OPERATION ne'tak.-uVh0,. ILl "'P ", Trob.V Dli i? UP hl" bu"lne n e Imperial the tlrst expression of settled .Alley. I r. . 1 1 n i . i h... .L. 1-U . I .-1. - E. B. Crltrhlow. a member of th. prominent firm of attorneys. Pierce. triicniow tc narrett ot Malt Lake, v is ited Pioche Monday In the interest of the firm. W. W. Grubba has been anoolnt1 secretary for H. M. Uiiilivn man. ager of the Ploche Mines Company. Mr. ' Brnvea last wee a irora Fort nuyai, v . Mra. Fentnn V. rirlirahv m n A -kii... William and Mary Agnes, left Thurs day tor tneir nome In Portland. Ore. Mrs. H. M. Lansdowne. ari'nmrianlH them as far as Salt Lake. Charles I-e Hnruv r.hi.n. c. .. .. day from a business trip to Portland, ". wnere ne waa successful in clo Road Conditions in Lincoln County Complaint of road conditions are, of course, always attendent with roads themselves and doubtless will be heard until human nature cease to seek bet ter conditions In which to develop. The benefits of good roads are known lo all and known ao thoroughly that H is doubtful If the benefit are realised as fully as though the subject were new and interesting. Roads are the first need of a community and the marked commun- munlty work. The lack of good roads In a community able to afford them is perhaps the visible sign ot community Ignorance or laslnesa. Good roads are;, of course, an advertisement, a lesion and a blessing. Much good work has been done on the roads of Lincoln county. It is now possible to reach almost any part of the county with an automobile. A few year ago this waa not the case. The main county roads are in fair condi tion for swift travel. The highway be tween Ploche and Caliente Is a most creditable piece of road construction, and when the difficulties of bulldmir It are considered and when the low cost per mile is taken Into account the road reflects credit upon those connected with It building and upon the com munity that made it possible. It Is quite true that certain portion of this roaa must do nnisneo and that the road The highway until it Is trav eled from one end to the other and until adequate drainage be assured. Vl'rrnTa0tLltXne" ft?"""', should "oe iXTntt. lrginia Louise Mining Company. wll r,ma unfinished .t.on I. expected ..to ar- u' Tain. e te is reported to h S K1? "' " furnishes, however, convincing proof KyJST to" ahrr,vW.aytda;e kiJ V it h i. -1." IT. j . .i.j ; ana tne i rl. T - .' ,U,,!U1 l r them P. clark- Prominently Identified with mining affairs In Lincoln county for manv years. s.rrlv-H in Pin.h. Salt Lake during the week on a visit of Inspection of the various properties in which he is interested. A card from Mr. and Mr. Charles Stindt says that they expect to be home in a few days. They left Mich igan early last week In their car and expect to make a short visit in Las Vegas before their return to Ploche. The road to Pahranagat vallev Is unfinished. The location has been chosen with care and when built this road will mean much to the countv. The road conditions between Ploche ana jacaraDDit are reported by many to be a disgrace to the community, but this deplorable state of road condition is the result of the recent cloudbursts and this road should be repaired Im mediately. Two highways, at least, seem to b necessary before the citizens of Lin coin county wilt be at all satisfied with road conditions. The road to Mr and Mn A T ii Pahranagat valley should be complet- i to?&iiii bu,it The We8tern h,hway 8houl1 be Ly will drive In their car. iron, Dui"', th. nonn, r ... , . with the NevadTriHrteaS? while ben Pperfy Informed ind had h 'y Scott wUl vTsTt her 1ste?mi sn w whed for roads such as are built In 111 Vlslt ner Bl8ter ln Sun richer communities it would have been possible during the last legislature to Luke J McNamee left Plncho haye bonded the county for 1250,000 Friday acccoanvfa- his w ? t I o. and wlth the Btate and federal aid ex AnwleV'S tended to progressive people Lincoln . o w. - . i pnunr v w . . V. . . o urotners, j. J. .nn1 fnP ,h h.ii.,m..t t u,.l f .m?" L ""J!"", "h" J?- d'ltlons if the subject we handled b i"'" iivni uci sects utr v ice. air. iun.. .1,1. - . . " a few weeks IterLmUy1.1 under the provision of the federal act the results which may be expected from other underground water sup plies in Steptoe valley. Mr. Moller has decided that the pumping engine gives better results with crude oil, which costs 8 cents per gallon, than with distillate, with a cost of 26 cents per gallon, and not only does the engine give better re suits, but two allons of crude oil will I might almost say, in the same valley last as long as three gallons oi aistn late. Mr. Moller has not had time enough to test out thoroughly the total cost of pumping the water, but he is of the opinion that the plant can ne operated for z a day ot twenty Island surrounded by an ocean cf muddy water during one night. Only on the desert can such ex tremes be found at all credible, one year on July 17 being threatened w;th death because of the lack of water and the following year on the same date being rendered extremely uncom fortable by water in excess ma, one New beets, new cabbage and other fresh vegetables on special sale today at the Ploche Market. Insect powder at the Drug Store. county would have had $750,000 to Unon the wisdom of such a heavy bond Issue there Is no need to pass Judgment. The time has passed when It could have been done. Even a small bond issue must await the session o the next legislature, almost two vear ln the future. In the meantime much earnest thought Is being devoted to roaas ano roaa conditions by the coun J. F. Wambolt nf Gevucr wan .1,. Itor In Ploche Wednesday. He Is inter ested in the colonization of th more favorable localities of Lincoln countv. particularly near his splendid ranch in Lake valley, and sets an example of muwiiiviu enori to piace oerore in- he oppoftunlt e to be founrt hv ? ty offlc,,r and -nsible progress will ert this county. be continued In this Important matter. Dancing Party for Vlaitlag Portlaader Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moreton Lans downe entertained at a dancing and lawn party Tuesday evening at their home on Treasure hill in honor of Mrs. Fenton E. Grlgsby and Mrs. William Norwood Leyman of Portland, Ore., who have been visiting their sister, Mrs. Lansdowne. during the last month. The house and front porch was arranged for dancing and under Roadside Smith Bonds Horn Silver William A. ("Roadside") Smith has acquired the Horn Silver mine from the English Interests ami he Is hold- I the varicolored lights the guests en- Ing the property under a bond and lease. The property consists -f six L. G. Gill has a new Buick which gives him good service and pleasure. While in the army Mr. Gill was de tailed on his second day of service to help make the world safe for democ racy by scrubbing the floors of the soldiers' dining room. This training win neip rum to Keep the Buick pol ished to a military standard, and will not detract in anv way from the pleas ure of using it. He is a sensible driver and the little local democrats need have no fear for their own safety. French Officials Seek Billy Garrison patented claims and Is completely equipped with buildings and a small camp. The Horn 'Silver mine Is located about twenty-eight miles northwest of joyed a pleasant evening. Punch for the dancers and light refreshment were served. Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Whitney, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Christian, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Carman, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Pitts, Mr. and Mrs. H. l. Ollnghouse, Mr. and Mrs. C. A, Pioche and about three miles north- Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Orr, Mr. east of the old Bristol smelter, or six and Mrs. R. H. Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. J. miles from the Bristol mine. It ;m L. Bowman, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur reached by a fair automobile road. The Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Tom McCormac, formation Is In lime In fairlv ra-nlii- Mrs. Carrie Orr. Mrs. James Nesbltt. beds, dipping to the northwest at an I Mrs. J. F. Roeder, Miss Evelyn Roeder, A WOKD TO HKVESTOKS We manufacture refined base lead paint of every description, direct from crude ore eliminate all waste save all values, and reduce cost to a fraction of that of present methods. We have passed the experimental stage and demonstrated its thorough com mercial value. Special permantnt acid proof machinery has been completed from new patterns and is now on its way and due here any day. Chemicals and other machinery are either here or in transit, and upon arrival plant will be assembled and quantity production be gun. ' We owe no money everything has been paid for. We do not lack a market our entire output has been contracted for in advance. A definite amount of treasury stock has been placed on the market to defray the expenses incidental to such a plant. Our remaining stock is limited, and when sold books will be closed. We advise you to buy General Reduction and Chemical "o. stock now, at 50 cents a share. The value of this stock in the future can scarcely be estimated. We have every reason to believe our process will some day be in universal ubb, and when this occurs there is absolutely no limit as to how high it will go. As a safe investment it is unequalled and promises almost unbe lievable dividends. Write us or come in and investigate, but, above all DON'T WASTE TIME. General Reduction & Chemical Co. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. Members of Utah Manufacturers' Association. Laboratory and Office, 23 West 2nd South Street. Factory at 2nd West and 2nd North. Mrs. I. N. Garrison a few days ago received a letter from the American war department at Washington asking her where Private William H. Oprrl- son her sen, couil be found, as :.be trench Government was seeking him to bestow upon him the Croix de Guerre. This decoration is one of the high est honors in the gift of the French war department and Is awarded oHy for extraordinary heroism. Mr. Garrison Is employ! at tin- Southern Nevada mill and in due time he will receive the medal, wht -n he is entitled to wear with his Distinguish ed Service Cross. These high honors have embarrassed Billy until he has become shy in speaking about them, but his many admiring friends make it easy for the Record to get the news for publication io a proua community. Ploche Ore Shipment for the Week Ore shipments from Ploche for the week ending July 31 aggregated 1.850 tons, as follows: Prince Consolidated 1.400 Virginia Louise 2fi0 Black Metals 150 E. C. D. Marriage 60 HOUSE AND FOUR LOTS FOR SALE The Cole house, opposite the court house, ln Pioche: 6 rooms; $250 cash for quick sale. Write or phone W. A. DENTON, Caliente, Nev. angle or twenty degrees, with a pur phyry dyke cutting the formation at rignt angles and seeming to form the eastern wall of what was callcl the Horn Silver vein. The vein as meas ured on the outcrop is about 500 feet In length and from twenty-hve ta thirty feet ln width, assaying from nve to &0U ounces of silver to the ton and carrying about 60 cents In gold. Assays taken some years ago from the cronniniFH across a width -f Itvn feet gave 2uti ounces of silver; another higher praise sample across six inches gave 14 S ounces of silver, while a third average sample taken across a width or four feet gave twenty-two ounces. There 1? a shaft on this claim, but it was not sunk on the ore. William Lloyd, one of the best Mrs. Jerome Fargo Sears. Miss Isa belle Oaborne, Mrs. Tony Jacobson, Miss Mamie Jacobson, Miss Antoinette Jaconson. Miss t. T. Potter. Miss Mat tie Orr. Miss Mamie Orr. Miss Caddie Cook, Charles Osborne, John Janney, E. C. D. Marriage, W. W. Grubbs, John ritzgeraid, Victor Hueson, Watson S. Side-Livermore, H. E. Freudenthal, Chester Cook and Wallace Whitney. It was a " comfortable, homelike party than which there can be no Buol and Smith Visit Souther Utah Peter Buol and William A. Smith ("Roadside" Smith) made an excursion last week Into the mining fields of Rniilhprn TTtsltv nun, lh. Pino vallav known mining operators of Pioche be- country, to look at some prospectB. "is ueain nome years ago, maue xney encountered muouy roads but the statement that he had never seen had no serious trouble, although they a better surface showing for making picked up a few nails and several a large producer than the showing on fence staples and used up nine Inner the Horn Silver mine. tubes in the Journey. The prospects E. L. Godbe tested the ores of the I are undevelnneri hut cnmnnrA fnlrlv Horn Silver mine and considered that with manv nlhnr. mlnlnor riTntricta nl. It was perfectly adapted to the cyanide though the silver values are not as process oi treatment. Me optained an high as ln the local held. extraction of 90 per cent of the silver I with A rvnn (in pnnmimnt nn nr hut I T .nQT T..i.. v. tr i p.,1.1. Ja. one-half a pound to the ton of ore. I answers to name of Grizzlv: IK reward The concentration obtained assayed for return to Roy Leach, Vlrglnia-Lou- uver uwu uuitcen. I lse mine, fiocne. rooming nas oeen done at the prop- The syndicate of progressive loci people who are associated for th pur pose of developing water In th Ploche valley received the big Star well-drill-tng machine last week. The rig was purchased In La Vegas, where It was used to sink six wells, and It I on of th largest machine made by th Star Drilling Machine Company. Apparently It la In perfect condition, but It will be overhauled la Ploche in order that Ha good running condition will be assured. An experl- need drillman and toot dresser wilt be mployed to maintain It In a-iwui - dttion and operate It. The exact loca tion or tne nrst well has not yet (been -icnnina, oui ii win prooaDly d de ided at a meeting ot th promoter ext week. This I on Of the most Imnnrlim piece of work undertaken this year no. tne men wno are associated In the venture are to be highly commended ior meir enorta to develop water In ma rmiana section. That they will lucceed seem to be reasonably cer ain and their reward should be com mensurate with the courage required luuneer worn. rne ievaaa recla mation bill, now before congress, granting patent to (40 acre of publio land on which water la developed, en courage the work of th local man, who should reap a substantial return from their Investment of time, thought and money. slCCESS W ECIRIMG WATER MB A.MS PROSPERITY FOR ALU If the local avndlcat h. nnn-ifiil In bringing In an artesian How of water such a exoerlenced men haliava can be developed In the valley the re suit will he the quick development not only of the Ploche valley, but also ot an ine surrounding valley, and east ern Nevada will secure benefits that iew can realize at this time. It will mean the production ot crop suited to this region and an Influx of new peo ple, with the birth of new town and villagea supported by solid agricul tural resources. It will mean In creased prosperity to all now engaged in uusiness in tne county. it will mean increased welfare for th set tlers now located In far-removed places. one well will not do this, hut nna well will point the way and men will follow the trail biased by the pioneer venture, and other wells will be drilled until the hidden waters underlying th valleys will be released and put to us In clothing the valleys with th rich green of cultivated fields. W. K. Hlddell of the United State freologtcal survey, spent the last year n eastern Nevada ln an tnveatiarattnn of the underground waters. He says that the Snake, Spring and Newark valleys. In White Pine county, and Butte and Clover valley. In Elko county, were favorably considered by tne geological department tor enter prises involving the development of water, ano tnat irom general report he had reason to believe that the Held could be extended to th lower White river valley, ln Nye county, and to the upper portion of Railroad valley, where groundwater waa demonstrated several year ago when drilling for potash, LAKE VALLEY LIKELY FIELD FOR DEVELOPMENT OF WATER Lake valley, in Lincoln county, la probably considered by local people a being the most favorable field of all the valleys In this section for this par ticular class of work, and It 1 be lieved that many thousands of acres can be reclaimed by the same method In Cave valley, also In Lincoln county. The Ploche valley, or Duck valley, a It la sometimes called, offers the most attractive opportunity to the local peo ple because of Its proximity to Ploch. Tnat artesian water can be devel oped near Pony Springs Is the belief of many men who have become ac quainted with the water conditions ot the valley, and It has been urged that the flrst well be drilled In that sec tion, where success is a foregone con clusion. With one well demonstrated then the water could be followed down the valley with other wells. Other men believe that water can be devel oped at any point In the valley and consider It best to locate the first well at any convenient point where th water can be used with benefit. The local syndicate Is not a close corporation and anyone Interested in the development of water ln eastern Nevada is invited to join with them, as the field Is sufficiently large to ac commodate many men and is also large enough to need the support of a cer tain number of men able and willing to risk a hundred or two hundred dol lars ln an effort to build up the re sources of the county. The investment is speculative, of course, when th di rect return to the individual is weighed. The Investment, however, brings a sure and certain benefit to the community, because In the event of the successful development of water tne returns are direct, and even In the case of an improbable nonsuccess the knowledge gained by tne worn done will be valuable.. In any event the en terprise deserves the united support or the community as long as tho work Is conducted In a businesslike manner. erty during recent years, although J. L. Whipple, now of Sunnyslde, Nev., in 1916 took out a carload of ore from the surface workings which netted him about $500. At that time silver was worth but 60 cents an ounce and for the produce of those located on land Irrigated from this certain source of moisture, and if a few wells had been put down in the Ploche valley during preceding seasons the coming winter could be viewed with more se the carload averaged sixty-two ounces renlty by the cattlemen of this section Apples, oranges and grapefruit the Ploche Meat Market. Ant rtowrter at the Drug Store at FOR SALE TYPEWRITERS Royals, Underwoods, Remingtons, L. C. Smiths, Olivers, Multiplex Hammonds and Coronas. Some new, rebuilt and second hand. Cash or Easy Terms. Rib bons and Repairs. PAUL L. ROSS TYPEWRITER CO., Fordonla Bldg. Reno, Nevada. In silver values. The property Is regarded with favor by those who know the local condi tions, and since it is easily accessible and supplied with water and wood its development will not be attended with difficulty. There are two shafts on the property and while It has been said that they are not located where some men would have had them sunk, yet they may be used to prospect some of tne ground. There Is an interesting exnosure nf nickle ore on one of the claims. Time to Make Preparations for Fair The time for a Lincoln county fair approaches and comment Is being made and questions asked regarding than Is the case at present, The new enterprise deserves the united support of all and should mean much m 'he ntxtory of Lincoln county WATERS OF STATE OF NEVADA HAVE FEW SURFACE OUTLETS Not only ln Ploche but also In other sections is work being carried forward along this line. The Eastern Nevada Reclamation Association, representa tive of the entire eastern section of Nevada, deserves commendation for work done In this important activity. These Ely men are the officers: A. B. Wlchter, president; W. A. Leonard, vice-president; Thomas A. Bath, treas urer; G. S. Hoag, secretary. Nevada is a basin state and all the water that falls within the state re mains within It, as there are no lare rivers and few small streams leading out of it. Certain valleys are great reservoirs from which water might be drawn through means of artesian wells, while other valleys are under laid by groundwater, which must be pumped. The present dry season, with the consequent drying up of irrigation canals, emphasizes the desirability of developing the groundwater. Once tho groundwater is developed a dry season means nothing but Increased prices Mining Equipment for Sale Horseshoe Mill at Fay, Nevada, being dismantled. All Machinery, Lumber and Buildings (or sale. this annual event. That it win be held 1 2 six-foot Monadnock Mills, 200 h. p. 15 h. p. Upright Boiler, at Caliente this fall seems to be the Bates Corlis Engines: 6 months' Pipe Shoo and Blacksmith Enuln- general impression, but little la known fiaflnltalv at this t Una Thn u.v. have the welfare of the countv at 25 Steel Tanks of different sizes. hean K.ho,;ld "'km BUfh ,a,ct ,as ,ar 590-ft. Ingersoll-Rand Steam Com- avallable for publication at this time ln order that the news may be pub- ,, . . lished in time to permit proper prep- 300-ft. Ingersoll-Rand Steam Com aratlon by those expecting to prepare pressor, exhibits and to attend. A tax 19,1 Air Ruralvnr imnnnllnn In 170(1 waa l,.li,XloJ l .1 8X1Z Air KBCeiVer. county budget this spring and this win 7x9 Vulcan Hoist, 500 ft. In. cable 1 No. 4 Gates Gyratory Crusher. ment. Iron, Wood and Clutch Pulleys, dif toront sizos 200,000 ft. of good Timber and Lum ber. Repainted Corrugated Iron. valves, Pipe and Fittings. be available for this fall's fair by bor- 1 new 80 h. p. Boiler rowing from some other fund, aa was done last year. Kreso Dip at th Drug Store. Don't borrow th Record. Subscribe. 2 80 h. p. good used Boilers. 1 SO h. p. Economic Boiler. 2 10 h. p. Upright Boilers. 1 No. 3 Gates Gyratory Crusher. Thousands ot other things to make up good equipment. Let ns know what you want. Address J. C. CHARLES, Fay, Ner., or Lmnd's Store, Uodema, Vial.