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The Pioche Record from Pioche, Nevada • Page 2

The Pioche Record from Pioche, Nevada • Page 2

The Pioche Recordi
Pioche, Nevada
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PHOCME IREC0M; PIOCHE, PICK OF THE THE LEADS ESTABLISHED SEP'T 17, 1870. PIOCHE, NEVADA, SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1912.. VOLUME XLI; NUMBER 24. TM I 1 I 1. 1 "I I i f- a r. Reclamation Project For laKe Valley That Lake Valley will be dotteu with prosperous uoiues, let among the probabilities oi tue uext icw years. One Of the utst endemes cf taia is the fact tnai a sjuuicale of Lo Angeles capitalists, uiautu ly J. L. Thompson, me welt known Los Ange. es banker and owner of the Geyser rancn, are beaiuu a reclamation project which, it is understooU, embraces upwaras ol io.tUo aorta oi oil as rich as can be found any where in the United btates. Mr. luompuon, accompanied by five others, prominent in the business world of southern California, spent the greater poortion of the preseni week in looking over uie project, ifc turning to the city Thursuay uighi and leaving for their homes h-California yesterday afternoon, thor oly enthused over the wonderful possibilities of Nevada aa a coming agricultural state- and partlc'uVufly were they impressed with the undoubted future greatness of Lake valley as an agricultural, horti cultural and stock raising region. When one stops; to consider thai Lake Valley contains upwards oi 350,000 acres of fertile laud bus ceptible to cultivation by means o. Irrigation or by the modern methods of moisture conservation, or so-called dry farming, it can at once be realized what a vast empire it really is; what its development wil mean to this county and state when this, vast unclaimed area is placet in proper condition for productivenes The great Salt Lake valley oi Utah, in which the big and growtni capital of that state is situated, it looked upon as one of the garder. spots "of, the, west. While there is bountiful evidence of this yet Lake valley, right here almost within a stone's tthrow of Pioche, contains vastly more good rich land than does the Salt Lake valley and in addition to this, a climate which cannot be surpassed, on the whole, anywhere upon the globe. Being suiTounded on all sides by mountain ranges, which afford ex ceilent range for live stock; while the high peaks of these majesth hills collect the snow which falls In winter and thus conserves the moisture until it isi needed in the warmer months. Artesian flows of water which come from the subter-rannean 1 channels, so characterls tic ot many Nevada valleys, art known to exist in the northern enc of Lake valley and an never end lng supply belches forth in the form of geysers at the Geyser ranch hence the name. It is confidently believed that development will prove that many thousands of acres will later be reclaimed by means of water from artesian wells. While Mr. Thompson was not yet prepared to enter into details regard ing the project for which himself and associates stand sponser, yet he did say that the enterprise wou'd un doubtedly mean the bringing into this county hundreds of new set tlers. Mr. Thompson says there Is a constantly increasing demand for land and that Nevada is attracting attention. He is firm an the beliei that the completion cf the Panama canal will bring thousands upon thou ands of seekers for homes to the Pa- ciflc coast from eastern states and elsewtfere. In California, land has become so valuable that the man pos-essed of ordinary means cannot always buy; hence there is a tendency to look Into the interior and Nevada is fortunate now in occupying the position which it does, of being the "Last Great West," where lantf available to the home builder. In the Thompson party were: H. Phillips, a prominent cattleman now a resident of San Pedro; David Gem-mel, a well known mining engineer; Jotham Bixby sen of the "Father of Long Howard King, owner ot the biggest dairying bus iness in southern California and John Findlayson, a successful sheep grower of California. STATE LAND IS IN DEMAND IN THI8 8TATE A special to the Gazette from Carson City on the 26th. tilt the During the year 1911. 162 application for state, filed the state kind office aggregating 5,958.26 acres, on vlikh the first payments' $8,224.83 had been paid as principal amounted 95. and full pay raents $2,709.67. making total i ceipts at time of application $7,103.62. During the same period 15ft con Land iOOO HEADWAY ON NEW RAILROAD WORK iub Contractors Will Build Three Miles Of Prince Con. Line. Rock Work At the The construction wrok on the new Cou. railroad is progressing fa orably. A sub contract has been i warded to Spring viile, Utah, parties the last three miles of the line ind their outfits are expected to arrive within the next few days Manager Gecrge C. Thompson of he Thompson contractors, Tuesday from a hurried trip Utah there procuring more teams ind equipment for use on the grade. fhiB outfit reached here Thursday ind has been assigned to a camp located near the Pioche Pacific crossing. The rock men at the point near he Pioche Metals mine have made i fine showing. PIOCHE SCHOOL ITEMS Jeventh Month of School Year Begins With Goed Enrollment Rev. Palmer of Las Vegas visited jur- school Wednesday afternoon and us with a most interesting iocture on sponges. Mr. Palmer has isited the sponge beds along the of Florida and exhibited sev-ral kinds of sponges found there, fhe talk was interesting and instruct ive and we only wish we might oft- jner have just such a treat This week is the beginning of our ieventh school month and each room aas almost a full Several new pupils have been en rolled making the total attendance now 110. The pupils of each grade seem to be doing good work. Ralph O.lnghouse has been promot-jd frani the fourth to the fifth A This month has been full of birth-Jays of men. February 7th va observed as Dickens day. "Feb ruary 12th was observed by a talk jn the early If ie and', character of Lincoln, in ctmnection with appropri-tte music. On February 22nd, the promgram was carried out: Recitation Charles Horsey. r. Song- America. Recitation Philip The Ameican Flag Three girls. Song My. Native Land. Concert Recitation The Primer lass. Recitation Three- Boys and Girls. Song Red. White and Blue. Concert Exercise Washington's Recitation Fj-anc'is Lloyd and Mau-i-lne Clark. Hurrah for the Flag Four Boys. Class Exercise American Flagt Song God and Home and Liberty. Oration "Birthday of Washington," Harold Clark. Song "Nevada," By school. James Russell Lowell, whose birth day was on February 22nd, was not forgotten. February 27th was obser ed as Longfellow's day. A number of his poems were read and a briel ac count ot n.s ue was given HAROLD CLARK. DAY-BRISTOL COMPANY SHIPPING FINE ORE Good reports continue to come from the Day-Bristol mines at Jack Rabbit, and while the Record lacks any official information, it has ob- ttained reliable data to the effect thaat the present management is sending to market ore of a higher grade than has been produced from the Day mine in years. Much cf the ore" being sent to the Bmelters contains excellent cop per values. tmcts were entered into aggregat ing 1 5 043 73 acres, on which the principal, amounting to $16,804.93 is now drawing interest at the rate of 6 per cent per annum. The re-ceinta on account of interest on contracts were 173,856.71, and $33,096 35 as full payments on the same total receipts from ftU sources $114,056.68 for this year During the same period 11,383.63 acres reverted to the state.on which 'tid interest. There are now ap- e- proximately 13,595 acres of revert- ed state lands still subject to en 1 fry in thestate. HELD TO GRAND JURY Two Men Rob Section House At Etna and Get Caught In The Meshes of Ths Law. Deputy Sheriff. Tim f. Harrington was up from Caliente yesterday having brought with him two prisoners who were bound over to the grand jury by Justice Maynard. The prisoners gave their names as David Richards and Frank DeOrclie and are accused of robbing a section house at Etna, a small station on the Salt Lake Route south of CLARK COUNTY LAND TO BE THROWN OPEN SOON A Washington dispatch says: The 127,500 acres eliminated from the Moapa national forest reserve in Nevada by President Taft December 8, 1911, will be thrown open to settlement May 7, 1912. The land is in Clark couuty, and settlement will be under the supervision of the U. S. land office at Carson City. Arrivals from Caliente yesterday brought i the information that 1 Robert Graham, editor of the Prospector at that place had succeeded in get-clng' himself into more trouble. It appears that the editor undertook to play the role of a "bad un' man" a few evenings ago and indulged In the pastime of doing Jouie promislcuous shooting upon the public thoroughfares ot. the usually peaceful Caliente. Fortunate.y, none of the stray bullets hit anyone, but accoridug to the Record's Informant, It Is only miracle that some serious results were not Later, the editor was placed un- ier. arrest by Deputy Tim daiTlugton, and Thursday afternoon as caused' to appear before ustice of the Peace W. D. May- ara, who, after heraing facts i the case Imposed a sentence up jn Graham of a term of six months a the county jail, but allowed a tuy of execution of 16 days in ord to give Graham opportunity to 1' ar, up his affairs and leave the uuty. In event that this Is no: lone, Graham must come to Ploehe ind become one of the county's reg ilar boarders. Justice Maynard is deserving oi angratulation from the citizens of Caliente for the stand he has taken a impressing upon Graham so the fact that the laws of the ommonwealth must be obeyed and the further fact that because he ias been running a newspaper does iot make him immune from punish ment for any infractions of the law. As a matter of fact, however, Gra ham never did conduct the Prospect or as a real newspaper should be. Almost from its inception the columns of that publication have been dedicated, in a large measure, to slang and abuse, which becomes-nau to the reading public. It should never have been allowed en trance into the United States mails. Citizens have been maligned for no other reason than to satisfy an insane desire to tear down the char acters of gcod men and hold their name 8 up for ridicules before the eyse of the public. The people cf Lincoln county have dealt leniently with Graham as have some whom he has made objects of attack; yet he has never done any thing to help build up the county which would justify the many cour- tcsics extended to him in the past. On the contrary, he has caused the county to be put, to much unneces sary expense and has been all the while a millstone to the newspaper fraternity. Cattle Buyers Here Somerfield and Johnson of Tono-pah, arrived in the city Wednesday evening by auto after a tour of the Pahranagat valley. They are upon a cattle buying expedition through this part of the state and are in the Caliente Editor Sentenced lo Jail ROEDER RANCH LEASED W. F. Taylor and Associates Secure One for Five Years With Op- tion To Purchase The Roeder ranch, located near Hl-ko in the Pahranagat valley, has been leased for a term of five years to W. F. TayloT, manager of the Pioche X-Ray mine, and associates with an option to purchase on or before the time of the expiration of the lease. The Roeder ranch Is one of the best properties in the Pahranagat valley and Is an ideal place for the raising cf live stock, to which industry the leasers of the ranch will devote not a little attention. Joe Tyalor, who has discarded the garb of a miner fcr' that of a farmer, left last Sunday with a big wagon load of supplies. Joe was raised on an Iowa farm and the idea of "getting back to the soil" makes a hit with him. He has promised to fill the bins c'f all his friends with a generous supply of "spuds" next fill. i THE CLASS OF 1912 Graduating Exercises Held Saturday In r're-eence of Limited Number While the Record was not rep-ft'semed officially at the graduating exercises and banquet of the class of 1912, held at the school houjv last Saturday evening, the following account of the event has been handed this paper by Mr. Kif.udenthal, to which space Is given: "Fcr the first time in the history vt the Pioche" schools, a graduating clas is named 1912. In, honor of the graduates, a banquet was given by the, Pioche public school on Saturday evening. "The assembly hall was decorated in the colors of the school, red and white, and the table decorations were very pretty, Ueing red and white carnations with red and white candelabra ''with shades of the same color. "The class and Invited gufsts were honored in that they were served by those who will comprise the class of 1913. The menu cards were on white drawing paper in red aad the cover was a painted red carnation with the figures 1912 resting on the stmes a very pretty effect. Miss Carrie A. Thompson, the principal of the school, acted -as toast- master so charmingly and naive that all felt at home at once. The welcome address was made by Trank, president of the class I912t and it was well given. rhis was followed by a response to School Days by C. Dtan Breeze, hleh was listened to attentively by the class and In responding the 'Hospitality of Pioche Peo- )k' Miss Rittenour, teacher of the intermediate department, paid a tribute to the warm heart ed welcome that had been extended to the teachers by the 'Piochers'jthls was followed by a solo by Mrs. C. Dan Breeze, who sang In that harming manner that is so pleas ing to hear. Mr. J. A. Clark, one of the school trustees, responded to the' toast: 'I do not know the name -f. my but in his remarks paid a glowing tribute to the work of the teachers and tothe good work that the class cf 1912 has shown. Miss Coakley, teacher of the pri mary department, to 'Our spoke most feelingly of the sup port that had been accorded the teachers by the trustees and it was lue to this consideration on 4 their part that made their work In the school one- of love Instead of labor. H. E. Freuednthal, in telling of 'School spoke of the pranks that he and some cf the boys of his school days played on their teachers which, were in keeping with what one- hears cf the early times in Pioche. Mrs. C. Dean Breeze then brought the guests and class back to the present times by one of her beautiful solos, which was followed by Wm. E. Orr res ponding to the 'Class of 1912 This wt's one of the treats of the evening aud no doubt gave U.e much thought for future reflection. Herman Middleton then presented the school trustees, on behalf i of the class of 1912, a beautiful picture of 'The which was accepted on behalf of the trustees by J. A. Clark. "The 'Influance of School pn the Social and Political Life," by Chas. Lee Horsey, was certainly a gem and in the short address given said much that if the class of 1912 will remember one-half, and strive to live up to that one-half, they will be benefitted thereby and be In the best of positions to meet the requirements of their future life. Thexxen.1ns,'abuteas Mrs. C. Dean Breeze. The menu was excellent, covers being laid for forty-eight "The class of 1912 consisted of Frank Varner, Herman Middleton, Marion Ewing, Victor Welland, Wm. Wheatley, Lloyd Christian, Grant Hodges, Frank Dolan, Raymond Welland and Isabel Taylor." CALIENTE THt SCENE OF FATAL SHOOTING BEATRICE PRICE, A WOMAN OF THE UNDER WORLD VIC TIM OF FOUL DEED Caliente was the scene of aniya-terlous and fatal shooting last Monday night, the victim of the cold blooded murder being Beatrice Price, a woman of the underworld. The woa an was shot through the body and llv only about a half hour after the trag-Jy. The perpetrator of the deed has not been apprehended.1 Leap Year Special to the Record JACK RABBIT, March 1 The Bachelors' Club of Jack Rabbit, entertained at a "Stag Leap Year' party" on the evening of the 22nd in honor of Washington's birthday. Punch, smokables and other refreshments were enjoyed. Mr. C. K. Poteet rendered "Silver Threads Among the Gold." Mr. lames R. Bent gave an imitation of che "Turkey Trot," as practice-d by the Mexicans in the state of Son-ora, Mexico, and which was indeed amusing. Mr. Jack Hayes sang; "Gee, I Wish I Had a Mr. N. Rossberg, expressing his sentiments along the same lines, gave an exhibition of slight-of-hand card tricks. Mr. W. Tulloch recited a Jslightful poem on Na-y." Mr. H. F. Wlddecombe sang: Want a Girl Like Married Dear Old Pa." Mr. Nebeker told come amusing stories about George Washington, and Mr. Symonton, assisted by Mr. M. Middleton and F. A. Dillingham rendered val uable aid in making the evening an njoyable one. All joined in at var ious times with old-time college oiigs the evening was it ui'juyauie one. jl is unuersiooa tnai tne spinsters" of will shortly be invited to spend an evening' at cards and music with the "Bac'he-ors' Club, at Jack Rabbit, and the boys are locking forward the event and are already making arrangements. A LESSON FROM ELKO ON HANDLING OF FINANCES Elko county Is not raising any cry of hard times. Farmers and stockmen, are in wealth, and the best evidence of prosperity seldom encountered In any state is the immunity of the county from a delinquent tax list Recent compila- nliH. whhlou ho merclalized on the spot. The tax (, contalns the names of i60o tax- nav(rs w1th nn nvprB nAr vnH I Of 110,000, or a total of $16,000,000, and not a dollar of taxes was defaulted this year. The county is on a cash basis, and the indebted ness is of a trifling The principal Industry is stock raising and ranching, but the mining element is dtif ting back to the rugged hills to try once more to develop properties whose records show they should be far from exhuastion when the handicap of former days silenced their hoists and engines. Revision of the wool schedule may effect the big sheep confpanles, whose flocks ti a Been Doing At Carson Bachelors Give A Carson City" dispatch Ives the net results accomplished by the extra session of the legislature In this way: The sum of ac-. complished is the passage-' of 7 bill allowing the state to two hundred, thousand dollars, to meet the present emergency and tae peal of the mortgage tax' law and the re-establishment of the' state tax levy at 60 A resolution questing the governor to reduce state police to three and allowing retrench-" ment and Investigation of the state office "will not be considered hy Governor Oddle, be," so stating 4 J' a message to both houses. Governor Oddie' having. 'called tm uiairis lugeuier ta extra pension to pass measures relieving financial situation as it exists today in the! state ot Nevada, transferring from one fund to the other enough money; to pay "the running expenses' cf the bills having been passed.Governpi; Od- die refused to submit any further recommendations on any subject The dempcratic senate, sensing Us opportunity passed. manaing mat the governor a message for retrenchment, and tp a Investigation all the state, offices and commis-slons. Charges of gross were made and the way was open for a twenty days, session of wangling. But here Is where "Easy Oddle mis-Ued his name. He has gotten through a senate the bills he wanted passed, and he has told them to i home and not spend ths people's money in prolonging the" 4essittn V. fi.V--."v '-V This iis retrenchment with a yen- gence, not liked by the democrats' vhoi had their plans all arranged to give the administration a black eye. "Easy 6ddie''. slipped one over oh 1 them this time. NEVADA UTAH ASSETS 3 To Be Disposed of At Bankruptcy Sale On Monday In New York The following notice has re celved by local creditors' of the Nevada; Utah Mines Smelters cor- portion advising them that, the aa sets of the corporation are to be disposed cf liext Monday at- bank- 1 ruptcy safer "In the Distric't Court of the United States for the ISouthrn District of New York. In the matter of Nevada Utah Mines Smelters Corporation, Bankrupt Charles U. S. Auctioneer for the Southern District of New York" in sells Monday, March 4th, 1912, by order of the court, at 10:30 A. at 'lOO Borough of Manhattan, assets of the above bank- consisting of desks, tables," 1 chairs, file cabinets, safe," typewrit- s' ers, etc" The notice bears the signature 'of 1 Henry Melville, trustee, by James, Schell Elkus1, attorneys 'for true- the Southern Pacific to the bad lands of Idaho where Nevada surrenders attthrity' to the' adjoinihg state. Elko is probably the largest county in' the United States, and several small c-fit tern states "could be tucked away contentedly' In 'the folds of its if, 000 square miles without causing any in. convenience. 1 Hre is material for" advertising. No hard luck story about grand old Kih Ti state publicity bureau s. iu-y with such Apprise the worhl that' Nevada is about the greatest, biggest, best and most prosperous state in the we'st today. She stands with her arms extended in welcome to tlio. come with the intention of making homes and esstabllshing cit taenshlr, Water in abundance may be had in "these Grampian Hills to insure settlers a constant supply for all purposes. In these bold hills, hich in other parts -of the country -might deserve the name of mount-" ains, engineering science will im- pound the eternal waters from snow clad peaks and dole them out' eco tiomically through the long summer, time. Goldfield Tribune. Lloyd Visits Salt Lake Wm. Lloyd, superintendant of tha Prince Consoldiated went to Salt Lake last Monday and upon bis return it is expected that he have orders to resume tt

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