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PEOCME . ESTABLISHED SEPT. 17, 1S70. riOCIIE, LINCOLN COUNTY, NEVADA, FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1920. VOLUMN 50, NUMBH3 23 m E im sum spent Pioche BrevitiesiPersonal Mention n mimic otdccto i ill r ii ii .in jinn i i.i VII I IUUIIUUII1U.IU i a. i. Jvaowlton was in i buslnes during the week. The Virginia Louis mine shipped twenty car of or last week. Thl chronicles the release of the produc tion of the mine from serious fetters and reports the gratifying news' that the property can ship a total of S50 tons a day under their contract. The production of the mine could be Increased to a much greater degree, as the limit Is not fixed by the size of the orebodies but by the amount which can be used by the smelters. The Increased production means much to this big mine. The heavy overhead expenses, which mutt be car ried by all mines, are borne at the Vir ginia Louise, although these are cut by an efficient management to a mini mum. The "overhead" remains con stant, for practical purposes, whether the production Is halved or doubled. The opportunity to ship the additional tonnage means the certainty of In creased profits, and now for the first time In the building of this mining en terprise the way seems clear of ob stacles. 1 One cloud and a "black and threat ening cloud It Is hangs over all the mines, and that Is the Increase of 24 per cent in freight rates which may result at the hearing at Washington May 24, when the railroads will ask for this Increase. However, it seems fairly assured that the rate Increase will not be granted unless the railroads prerent a compelling argument to show Us need and unless the railroads can prove conclusively that the new rates will benefit. In some degree, the shipper. The publio service commission of Nevada has the matter in their strong hands and last Wednesday Chairman John F. Shaughnessy wired H. E. Freudenthal asking what effect the 24 per cent increase would have on the local mines. It is needles to say that the Increase would lay the icy hand of death on some producers, already wounded by the decline in the price of silver and sick with the decay In the efficiency of labor. . The Virginia Louise Is fortunately In a stronger position now, and- while the Increased freight rate would hurt, yet this increase can do no more than re duce the profits otherwiR available for ' the stockholders. The mine is further strengthened by the discovery of other bodies of rich ore, and the last strike of silver in the mine Is responsible for the pleasing grade of this week's shipments. The rich ore found in the lower workings . Is mixed with the regular production raising the grade and per-mltting larg er profits. The cafrtiortaife'ls-no longer being felt and the shippers of the district are lending their beHt efforts to expedite the rapid movement of empty and loaded cars. The railroad company Is "on the job,'4 and above both the ship per and the carrier the ipuhlic , service commission Is working hard to correct abuses and Insure service. Superintendent L. Q. Glllett of the Virginia Louise continues the usual development and the tonnage exposed in the big mine is daily increased. The work of production Is progress ing as usual and with the new contract permitting heavier shipments the fu ture of the mine looks bright. Bazaar Reduces Debt of Church The grading of the main street In Pioche, now being accomplished, trill add greatly to the appearance of the Ity and it la a work which has long been needed. The street will be Leslie Lrtle. with three fine boy (visited llocoe last Saturday. F. A. Erhksoa visited Pioche Satur- rowned with the grader, drawn by the"i'n,e ,n c,mP' day while on his way from Salt Lake to Jackrabblt. Dan Ford was a visitor from Atlanta Saturday. Intending to remain some rioche on ' Adeline Christian returned from the Las Vegas school this week and will spend the summer In rioche. . Miss Vera Lee rame up from Panaca this morning and spent the forenoon visiting with friends in IMoche. RUSH F08 ODE III CHURCHILL CUra caterpillar tractor, and given the shape of a street, the drainage being taken are of by the curl Ing on each side. When the grading Is finished the street will be covered with crushed rock and that In turn surfaced with the ma terial from the xlnc waste dumps, which has proven so solid under heavy use. The cost of the curbing will be paid by the business men and other public plrlted members of the city, and much of the cost of the work on the street Itself will be carried by the residents of rioche and not out of the county funds. William Hauflpr, who wept through :h city soliciting subscriptions tor the Ivic Improvement, reports! that 'th in the period of an hour the citizens iledged over $300. The ;niny can be left at the Bank of Ploclie. In addition to this amount the own ers of the property facing Main street have been industrious in their efforts ' to help Improve the- highway. The heavy rain today caused a rush if water through the city, but the water did no great damage since the .n-wntng of the street had progressed to such a point that the streams were on lined to their channels along the uib. The rain, of course, delays fie work and is regretted by all ovopt U stockmen and ranchers, who seem itver satisfied and always wlshl ig for nore rain. Tbe building of the street c'" a to U highway from the depot to tne iumn.lt, and the building of tnis solid oail marks an Important point In the trt of roadbuildlng In Lincoln couuiv. W. 8. Kide-I.lvermore accompanied Arthur Reall on a trip to the Comet dUtrlct last Sunday. James A. Iurnin returned to rioche last Tuesday from a visit with his parents In California. Mrs. A. A. Hall of Salt Lake w nl re turn to her home tomorrow, f ii:c-f ln a two weeks" visit with her mother and sisters In I'ioche. Joseph Delmue and wife were wel come guests at the dance last Satur day evening. They thus combined a I'.ttle pleasure on a business trip to Pioche. PUDUC rv. U ST HHP CAIt W A rush of prospectors to a new un named mining district, on the southern border line of Churchill county, sixty Ave milea southeast of Fallon and forty-five miles northeast of Lunlng, Nev.. Is In progress. The center of the K. D. Smiley, president of the Tung sten Comet Mining Company, made a brief business trip to IMoche this week. Gasoline shipped by express into ri oche last Tuesday by the City Uarage. When Ploche wants anything the town gets it. , The Commercial Club has plans for a dance to be given for its members and its announcement Is expected at any time. It. D. Gardner, western superintend ent of the Walter Fitch Construction Company, arrived In I'loche Tuesday on a visit of inspection at the 1'rince shaft. - Miss Effa Francis, retiring Instructor 1.1 the I'ioche schools, expects to leave within the next few days for Cedar City. I'tah. where she will visit f.tr an indefinite time. The public service commission of the stata of Nevada has Issued the. follow ing circular letter relative to the freight blockade handicapping many Industries of the state: Investigation prove that there has excitement la the Broken Hills sliver been and Is now a notable falling off mine, located by Sratford and Arthur, in the efforts and accomplishments of wo prospectors. A shipment of thlr- all concerned covering the expeditious ty-ltve tons of ore showing 223 ounces movement and release- of railroad of silver per ton has Just been made equipment and a lowering of service, to from the .property to the Western Ore the public compared -with prewar 'urc basing Company. To data 400 I times. Unless these condition can tons shipped to this company from t he I corrected there Is sura to bo further property has netted more than $50,000, severe lossea and abnormal Increase or an average for all of the ore thua in the prices of necessities or life, due John Lynch left Wednesday for Salt Lake, where he will remain Indefinite ly. He was contracting at the Black Metal since September and during his stay in the district he made many friends. Ore Shipments ot the Pioche District Speedy Walker speeded on his speeder from Jackrabblt Thursday, seeking pleasures In rioche and re turning the next day, to the griefs and woes of gasoline engines. W. R. McFadden, representing the N'evada Industria commission, arrived In rioche today on one of tho regular Inspection tr ps during which the mine payrolls are audited and mntrera per taining to the protection of tlw miners mil mine owners are looked uflxr J. I. Van Vleet went to Las Vegas today to attend a meeting of the Elks. This Is the first trip the manager of the I'ioche I'harmacy has enjoyed since taking up his responsibilities at the busy store. I Mr. and Mrs. W. H. ritts returned from Salt Lake during the first part ot the week. Margaret . ritts, who has Vvn under the care of specialists In the Utah capital, has now fully recov. red her usual rugged health. Ore shipments from rioche for the veek ending May 20 aggregated 2.300 ons, as follows: .Mrglnla Louise 1,000 rtnce Consolidated 800 Hack Metal 400 Bristol 100 Pioche Stocks on Mining Exchanges Salt Lake Mining Extnange. O. B. Amsden took a ride. The big Paige car was being turned around in the street preparatory to having the brakes re.ua i red. and while uncontrolled V by brakes It Went over the high bank In front of the garage. Mr. Amsden "stayed with if and brought It to a stop by running it under the tin shop. The decline in the price of silver has hurt many of the lessees who are not working in ore carrying a wide margin of profit.- The situation is more sell oum in the case of the small operator who must of stern necessity continue his work than Is the case with the large producers, who are able to tide over temposury declines In market conditions. Bid. Asked. Black Metal ., $ .OS $ .10 Eastern Trince 00V4 -0i Hamburg Mines 02 , .03 Home Run .01 Prince Con 38 Vj .39 Pioche Bristol 00 V .01 Metal Quotations in Eastern Markets Walker Lee has taken off the big star which adorned his chest while in the northern part of the county and he is no longer the stern deputy sheriff. His duties expired last week, and he is now the Keni.lt "Walker' Lee again. And, by the way is It not about time he was breaking another arm or two? Seems a long time since he has been all together again. Miss Gladys Pannier, who has been employed as. Instructor in the I'ioche Schools (luring the last term, will leave tomorrow for Salt Lake, where she wlli remain for a couple of weeks pi lot lo a trip to Portland and Seattle, wh-tre sVe plans spending the greatei ,:rt of her vacation. Attorney Luke J. McNamee spent the greater part of this week In Los Angeles, where he joined his family and visited with friends. Mr. and Mrs, McNamee stopped over In Las Vegas on the return trip, to be present at the Elk program and entertainment be ing given there. A slumber party held at the home of Mrs. J. I). Van Vleet last evening included the following guests Mixers Mamie and Frankle Jacob on, KIT a frauds and Gladys Pannier, Mrs A . Hall and Mrs. J. D. Van Vlee'. The ladies enjoyed an excellent llnmsr at midnight, following which they re- 'irrd and engaged in con verm lion unt'.l ini hour of 4 a in., when liin natural craving for sleep overm-ne all uinb'- Upr and one by one they allowed (hg-iifielves to drift into slumh.ti nnJ. It) report an enjoyable tini- far shipped of better than $12S per ton. Within the last fortnight Stratford and Arthur report that locations have been made for three square miles sur rounding the Broken Hills property. Mining men have poured In from all directions. Including Austin, Fallon. Ely and Reno. The Broken Hilts .property has re cently been examined and reported on iy sucn well-known engineers aa Charles Kaedlng, formerly consulting to the shortage of transportation facil ities which will result therefrom. For the purpose of preventing and relieving the present shortage of freight car equipment and the unrea sonably alow movement of traffic the public service commission of Nevada will devote Its organisation to the as sistance of the carriers and shipper throughout the state. The ahlppers are ordered to load car to maximum capacity Irrespective of engineer for Captain DeLamar, now I published tariff minima whenever pos- engineer of the Dome Mine Company sibl to do so, having due regard to of Porcupine, of the Rochester. Silver I safety. Corporation and ot the Candelarla Sli ver Mining Company; Arthur Ferry Thompson, far-famed consulting geol ogist, formerly of the Anaconda Cop per Company, and Governor Emmet D. Boyle. Geologist Thompson when Inter- Load and unload car promptly, fur nishing necessary billing and switch ing instructions to agenta promptly. Place written order for car with the agent ot the railroad at th point of shipment, specifying th commod ity, date, origin and deatlnation of viewed said that about $200,000 worth shipment and th kind and number of of ore had been opened up by Stratford car wanted. and Arthur, working aingle handed. Avoid a far a possible diversion of down to the 1.600-foot .point in th oar In transit. If diversion la una- mlne. I voidable give lnstructiona to carrier In Governor Boyle Is quoted over his I ample time to allow diversion without own signature to thla effect: "I con-I delaying equipment. Reduc th mln- ttder the Broken Hills property a re markably promising prospect. I may go further and say that it is the best showing I have seen In any new terri tory in Nevada for many years.' Ilmum reconslgnment privileges. Flac orders so aa to avoli holding train. Avoid unnecessary us ot cara for storage, tntra-termlnal switching or drayage. It I better for a ahlppor to Eugene Grutt aaid: "I sampled the I do his own drayage by motor truck and Broken Hills vein at the ISO-foot level and obtained an average ot $23.00 a ton for a width of eight feet. This Is in the sulphide sone. The vein Is ap proximately fifty feet wide." The Broken Hills is. not the only I release cars for us In handling hi and other shippers' long-haul business which must be moved by railroad. Unload cara promptly and do not use them for storage. Even If demurrage I being paid In such cases, demurrage property In the vicinity which Is re-I charges do not compensate for the de- The bazaar held Saturday1 last in Mrs. Buck's bulldng, located next to the postofnee for the benefit of the church was a pleastng social success, with an additional benefit in the result ot a generous financial contribution to "the fund available to pay ofT the In debtedness against the edifice. The net receipts were in the neigh borhood of $420, which will make a roost substantial payment on the note. The bazaar was most successful, however, In bringing the ladies of ri oche into a harmonious and happy group engaged In the common Interest of making this city a better place in which to live. The doors opened at 4:30 p. m. for the sale of home-cooked foods donated i y the ladles of Pioche, and the display spoke well of their abilities in the cul inary art. The foods, were promptly sold and a hope has been expressed that other similar sales will be held at Intervals and permit the purchase, by those less fortunate, of home-made viands. During the evening a display of fancy work reminded the guests of visit to the art department of some city store. There were articles, deftly fashioned, of practical utility. Aprons, towelling, napkins served as a solid base for the frillicr frivolous feminine fancies. And of more interest to the children there were lions and dogs, el ephants and tigers on gorgeous, cellu loid. The popcorn booth was popular and quickly emptied of its contents. The fish pond was well stocked and each and every angler was rewarded with some prize. This was the great attraction tor the ! young people, who did so hope to see some fisherman with the accent heavy on the last Syllable catch the powder pug and powder. The enttre affair was happy and the financial return marks the least Im-) portant part. "Everyone was per fectly lovely," sums up In a few simple words the gist of the whole gathering. Th ladies ot I'ioche expressed their gratitude to all those who worked bo faithfully in the worthy cause and are encouraged to further effort. The financial matters are being han dled by on ot the prominent and solid business men of Pioche and the ac count have that attention which neana o much In success. Silver, per ounce $ .99 "(4 Copper, per hundred ... . 11. "'i '.cad, per hundred k.7 '.Inc. per hundred 7.-10 In a telegram from Senator Fittman "o the Mine Owners' Association the father of the silver act gives igement to the silver .producers and stays that the situation of sliver is fundamentally sound. Germany is selling 8ilv"- -having nothing else which can be Hold without tiltter sacrifice and the unloading of this metal has weakenel the market temporarily. The fact that something like $33 was missing from a cash register in one of rtoehe's business houses last Sun day morning created a little excitement for a short time. Sheriff Culverwelt it Caliente. was wired, with a request to apprehend a certain young man who was said to be headed that way. The affair has blown over, however, with the money-ittll missing. School closes this week in Pioche. Teachers and children will enjoy a well-earned vacation. It Is reported hat Miss Pannier will go to Salt Lake and that Alias Francis, after visiting the home ranch, will go to Los Ange les. The school year just closing has been one of the most successful vyears In the school history and the children have been benefited greatly. "'A surprise party in honor of the an niversary of the birth of Mrs. Victor Huson was held at her home last Fri day evening when a number of friends were awaiting her return from, a call in the neighborhood. A pleasant eve ning was spent In dancing and marry making, culminating with a rei'ithhiiin luncheon at midnght. Those present were Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Hastings, Mrs. A. A. Hall of Salt Lake,' Mr and Mrs J D Van Vleet, Misses Mamie Orr, Mamie and Frankle Jacobson, Gladys Pannier and Kffa Francis. Mesirs. George Snyder, C. L.-Smlth. Alexander Orr and Mr. and Mrs. Vl.-tor H-iion. Post of Legion Duly Organized The organization meeting of Lincoln post. No. 21. American Legion, was held Saturday evening in Pioche by Messrs. George W. Franks. J. D. Van Vleet, John W. Christian. Gus Ballas, William Garrison, W. S. Slde-Livermore, Mau rice Bowling and Earl Godbe, charter members, and Roger Cedarstrom, Leo pold . Fits and C. C. Anderson, ex-service men, joining. J. W. Christian, temporary chairman, and G. W. Franks, temporary secre tary, presided. At the meeting a gen erous contribution was given toward decorating the graves of the soldier oii Memorial day. A letter from C. M. Ev ans, congressman, was welcome 1 ait1 answered. Resolutions were adopted which will lead to strengthen.; tie local post. At the election of officers Geo.-fra W. Franks was chosen as chairman, J. W. Christian vice-chairman, Karl T. w d!e secretary, J. D. Van Vleet treasurer and Watson 8. Side-Llvermorc histo rian. , - x The -big drive for memb-jri, t-egiri-n I n. c &iay 17 and ending Ma 22, puw occupies the attention of tho eainett members Ralph Olinghouse. while playing basket ball at the Los Angeles high school this week, broke his leg be tween the knee and. ankle, according to a letter received Wednesday by his father, H. I. Olinghouse. Ralph was a member of this year's graduating class and. the accident may set him back in his examinations. He was also a mem ber of the school team and the acci dent deprives the basket ball athletes of one of their best players. The members of the Floche baseball nine canvassed the city during the week for donations and secured over $100 In cash, besides promises ot add! tional support. Uniforms will be pur chased at once, but because the money is not sufficient for the purpose it has been suggested that the baseball boys give a dance in the hope of raising the needed money. The I'ioche Jazz Orchestra has volunteered their ser vices and an announcement Is expected to be made By the boys within the near future. Draughtsmen's and carpenters' pen cils at the Record office- Fold Their Tents and Fade Away ported to be in high-grade ore. The Miles claim, adjoining the Broken Hill on the northeast, is said to boast of a strong vein traversing the enttre acre age, with two exposures ot good ore. The Thompson property, which adjoins tentlon of car or relieve your neigh bor who is waiting for car to cover his shipment. Report to the commission tor inves tigation and action all unreasonable failures, delay and discrimination In the Broken Hill on the south, has also furnishing cars, switching service to uncovered a vein of high-grade ore. and from industrial and team track" The Costello. to the .west, is also re- and the movement of traffic from point parted to -have, a Ugh-grade showing. of origin-to point of destination. In- To the north a shaft sunk on the John- I eluding losses due - t unreasonably son and Harris group of claims is said I slow movement and delivery of traffic. to have already encountered an exten sion of the. Broken Hills vein. Must Be Patient Says the Agent Jazz Orchestra . Showing Good Another Jazz Next Week End The members of the Pioche Jazz Or- hestra, recently organized, who made their Initial bow in Pioche last Satur day night, have decided to give a stm- lar affair Saturday night. May 29, at the Thompson opera house. A cordial Invitation is extended to the general public by members of the orchestra to attend this dance, and those in charge will do everything possible to make sure that all attend ants have an excellent time. Music will start at 9:15 sharp and will continue until the crowd wearies. Robbed a Pioneer of a Neat Roll , FOR SALE Gasoline Hoist Six horsepower, vertical, Fairbanks Mors A Co.' Gasoline Hoist, com pletely overhauled and in good run nine condition. fries $350. Terms may be arranged by responsible parties who will fur nish proper security. Address Owner, car of the rioche Record, or speak to Tom McCormac. Four undesirables have shaken the dust of Pioche from their feet during tho week, this resulting from their no tiflcation by the authorities that if they did not leave town they would be ap prchended and dealt with as vagrants The latter idea, ot course, failed to appeal to the Mextcano sensitiveness. inasmuch as they as prisoners would be required to labor on the county roads, and straightway they departed, j During the time the four undesir- ablea nestled within the folds of the ! boundary lines of Jftoche a number of petty thieveries were reported to the' authorities, and although no direct ev idence was forthcoming against the quartet it is believed by those In a po sition to know that they had something to do with the disappearance of cer tain valuables. It is possible that by the time this article is spread broadcast the four wanderers will be In some other city making themselves as conspicuous as they did while in P toe ho. ' Ijast week the residence of Charles Rodeen was burglarized and $200 in currency stolen. This theft Is one of the cruel blows of life and has aroused storm of Indignation in Pioche. A man may steal from children and be nothing worse than the Image of the devil. But the thing the black thing the empty, sneaking thing who steals the hard-won savings ot an old man passes beyond description. The money was ke.pt in the house so that It would be available In case of sickness, rather than in the bank, which he might not be able to reach. To this error the loss in part is due. Mr. Rodeen In his loss has the sympa thy of the entire community. Don't borrow the Record. Subscribe. An appeal has been made by Agent U D. Edwards of the Caliente express office in urging shippers to be patient and to lend their cooperation In better ing the express service. "Now that . the American Railway Express Company is operating under Its own management," said Agent Ed Wards, "we are gradually returning to normal conditions and are Introducing a great many changes in methods which we eXpccf will, within a reason able time, show results satisfactory to shippers. We -have already accomplished much since the time of the merger In 1918, arid, the service is generally considered good. But we do not say It cannot be improved, and that Is our aim. Tet we cannot promise immediate Improve ment, owing to the unsettled condltl -nt that have to be faced during thetr pe riod of readjustment. With the im provement of the railroad service and with more facilities in cars and ter minals we believe that we can show great progress in this dlrecton. It is out of the question," said the Caliente agent, "to consider what some people call the 'unscrambling' of the American Railway Express without greatly unsettling the whole express business and doing more harm than good to the shipping public. The pres ent company is an organization that took over the business of the seven formerly separate companies and con solidated thetr working forces into a unified operating agency, ot 100,000 men." -: - Jazz Dance Thompson's Opera House Sat, May 29 Music by Pioche Jazz Band LATEST DANCE Ml SIC. Admission $1.00 Per Couple Extra Ladles 25c Children Under 1$ Not Admitted. Activities and Gossip of the Pioche Schools its successful term ' The Donohue children have been de talned at home the last ten days on account of the Illness of their father. Ethelyn Ncsbitt is at home with the mumps. School closes this Friday. The three-course dinner given by the seventh and eighth grade cooking girls last Saturday was a great sue cess. The color scheme was purple and orange. Two bowls ot wild sweet peas ornamented each end of the table. The place cards, which were hand painted by Miss Pannier, re ceived much praise. The mother of the girls, the trustees and the teach ers were Invited. -Those present were Mesdames Middleton, Evans, Nesbttt, Richard, Boeder. Oibeaut, Miss Thom as, Miss Pannier and Miss Francla. Mrs. Gibeaut's small son, Alanson, waa also present. Dr. t. W. Stockham came but was called away a few min utea later. He was not at the table long enough to fully appreciate th good thing to eat. Last Saturday night th Pioche Ja-double-s orchestra jaxxed even the. jaded and dejected Into jigs and jlg gllngs, and young King: Jazs held swaying sway till dawn. Taken down In musical shorthand, the captured music, even Jingled sweetly through the linotype aa It was cast In singing bars. But to read It from the blank white spaces between th lines where all such realities are printed, the muslo can best be read through th rose-colored glasses ot memory re calling last Saturday evening, or some Saturday evening or some other eve ning when on the dancing floor there was but a single couple and some oth ers who did not count. When the soft notes floated through the hapipy hall and lifted the single coupleand th others who did not count on the pur-, pie clouds of symphony through which . they flew, together beating the way on wings of music. Written thus In music, the descrip tion of the dance can only be read through the rose-colored glasses and another report of the dahce Is: The Pioche Jazs Orchestra gave a dance last Saturday at which they took in enough money after paying all ex penses to almost -pay for the music bought In Los Angeles for the danc. Another report, probably sent In by some flapper: The dance was lovely and the music was lovely and hi ayes are lovely and I love to dance. Another report, probably sent In by some tired old man on the grim aide of twenty years: Yep. All right,.. Ain't it awful. So, taking all the reports, the dance waa successful and thoroughly enjoyed. Arthur Reall. John Hay and Watson S. Slde-Livermore are entitled to thank for their generous donation of th re freshments and the member of the orchestra for their whole-hearted work to make the affair aa It was success ful. Charles Dickens Play Wedaeaay Night "A Tale of- Two Cities" will be shown Wednesday night at th Elec tric Movies." The story Is one of tha classics from the pen of Charles Dick ens, whose abounding humor, com bined with fidelity to cruel reality, made him one of the world' great nov elists. He was born February 7. ISIS. and died June ,. 1870, after writing sixteen major work. The story in vividly presented In tho picture and la educational as well aa Interesting. It I one of the new pictures. Blackboard chalk tot scbool" at the Record office. COOK WANTED Mining Camp Best , wage in Stat. Eight men." Must be thoroughly competent and careful Addreaa Record Office Boa Z, by letter, statins quallAcAtten ad reference. "" .