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   Weekly Reno Gazette (Newspaper) - August 21, 1879, Reno, Nevada                                KEONTO VOL. 3. RENO, WASHOE COUNTY, NEVADA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1879. NO. 21. Reno Weekly GAzette NOTKS. FUBLtsrtKD UVERY TUUUSDAY I5V a. 'Li. Dully, one yuar, by mall S'O M Weekly, onu yunr, by mall 2 0 Dally 'tollvorcil by ciu'rlm- iu Ruao at (it-inn pur wui'k. A. GOOD MAN IN TKOU15LK. The misfortunes of II. Murray have afforded Ilio litllo wits of the pres'' a fino opportunity for scandal and detraction. Mr. Murray hns been well known for many years us nn elo- quent prenohor of Boston. With a grent love of nature mid a fondness 'for liold Sports, he explored the Adir- oudnck wilderness of Ntvv York, nnd afterwards wroto ft book nbout the region, which made both it and him- self famous. His fondness for the horse induced him to make a closo study of that noble animal, and out of his knowledge' of horseflesh, he a book entitled ''The Perfect Horse." a work which added to his reputation. Recently Mr. Murray embarked in the manufacture of buck- board wagons, an enterprise in which he hopad to retrieve his losses in ether business. He lost money in the Golden Rule newspaper and in his stock farm in Connecticut. For the sake of rest or on business, Murray went to California about a mouth ugo. During his absence his farm was at- tached some of hia creditors, Down came an avalanche of slander, ridicule and abuse upon poor Murray's head. How easy it is to kick a man when he is down! From the NcW York Times we clip specimen of the prevailing style of comment: "Mr. Murray started in life ns a single person, to wit, n minister of tin; gospel, and by degrees took to him- self soino other characters much worse than tho tirst. HU first eff >rt at com- bination was tha attempt to combine tt.e G.jspul with and to be at onob a minister and a sportsman. lie went to the Adirondack region, then the most delteioiH of wildernesses, nnd was so delighted at his .success in catching fish that ho immediately wrote a book about it. This alone proved that he was a, bad sportsman, and had failed to learn the lesson of reverent silehcs that nature gives to the true suortsman when she to him the secret of a lovely trout stream or the haunt of deer." The idea that a man cannot be both a good minister and a go ml u'sh- erman is ridiculous. Angling has been the favorite recreation of many of tho bust men of whom history gives us any account. But tho Tiinst goes, on to make it appear that Murray is a bad sportsman because lie wrote a book about tho Adironducks. That is to say, when ona finds a good place to hunt an.il fish, he should bo a hoi.', and keep the knowledge) to himself. If to write up tho Adirondacks was unsportsmanlike, then old Isaac Wal- ton, "Kit and ''Frank For- and other distinguished writers of our own day have born manlike. It would appear, if the Times is right, Unit to bo sportsman- like i.i to be bclQah. Tho Timi'x further on refer.-i to Muir.iy as a horse-jockey. A c-i'iain cl.isi of people, who have no apprecia- tion or likim; for horses, fail to clis- tingui-jh between horseiivjn jockeys. A horseman is one I'nmili ir with all that relates to horsefle-h, a one who practi-.es tin- putty tnoks of hoiso trading and manage- ment. Many cultivated gontieme.ii devote much tim-3 to tho study of horses, and find thoir chief ivcreation in driving. Timo spent with horse's is ofion move profitably expended thin From various parts of the Sierra. I come reports of extensive fires in the woods. Those now burning will de- stroy thousands of acres of live timber worth perhiips pet- acre as i stood, and will kill out the soconc growth in the burned area. Thesi tires nil originate in carelessness 01 neglect. In almost nil cases thej catch from camp fires left burning by shccpherders or excursionists. Sucl caa-lesuno-s is so greatly culpable that it approaches almost Io criminal ity. The destruction of Ihe standing timber is bad enough, though inevita bio by tho woodman's ax if not by fire, but the death of tho young trees is even a greater calamity. Shoulc these fires continue to ravage the Si arra every summer, what 13 now the timber belt would become utterly des- titute of vegetation. Posterity wil. suffer from the shameful recklessness of these forest incendiaries. THE TMU'KN The ship laborers, or navvies, have made considerable trouble at Quebec. There had been a division in thsii society, an organization cat-respond- ing to the unions in the United States The two factions yesterday had a col- lision which terminated in a free fight in the streets of Quebec. The alTair assumed the appearanc of a bad liot, necessitating the interference of tlu military. The outbreak at length re- solved itself into a war between the Irish and French Canadian workmen of the city. The Frenchmen gathered on the plains of Abraham, just outside the city, to the number of two thor.t and, all armed with rifles and revol- vers. The authorities planted canon in tho principal streets, and made every preparation to protect the citi z-jns. Several deaths were reported, and upwards of twenty'meu were known to be seriously wounded. The 6'ifi'cr State remarks, that there is a great demand at the present time for a mineral known among miners as pitch blend, but to metallurgists as Uranium. Tho New York Mail, a, pa- per which is taking quite an interest in mining matters, says an English manufacturing firm are inquiring for it. The firm mentioned offered to to to per ton, in NOT York, for ore that will run twenty-five percent, in uranium, and for ore that will run sixty per cent, Thu mineral is coal bliiok in its natural state and has tha same cltnvago as hardened pitch. The yellow excitement in the outh has added to the negro exoilus until it has become1 almost a rout. The poor darkeys are flocking to Kan- sas, where tli-re are no preparations for them, and no employment or means of subsistence. The probabili- ties ai'e that there will bo n great deal of suffering among them this Winter. Elko, Winiipmucca and Tu'cirora get ico from the Not Tuscarora. Ours comes from our own crystil Owyhoo. Tniekee ice is to.) strongly flavored with tar to Miit the average Tuscironui Timex-Ri-ciew. A little tar, laid on with a fo'Uher or would d'j TuscH'oni g if re- pot ts are. correct. Tu-ciirjri is being canvissed f.n1 ''lor the purpose of con- structing iv.iUr works tn bo supplied with v.ater from Ilia Grand Prize mine." Tin object is to protect the town fiom fire. Tuscarora is to he IU1 lc m a'.itiil.itei! upon tho possession of whan passed m the snciotv of a certain I kind of deacous. But the compbm.t 1 :V1 SOL11'03 ot ils against Murray is not so much that ho tllat allordod by the Grand Prize. owned horses, but that he knew ,a great deal about them aud drove them fast. There is some doubt as to what gaitii ortho.iox. Six miles an hour The "Lyon County Times says there were over two hundred bilks without tickets on the excursion train may be. Murray who .drove to the Caledonian picnic. The Times, horses, is deemed guilty of heterodoxy however, docs not aud worldliness because ho speeded ou the road. Why slow driving should thuro woro wllh be a characteristic of p-ely, it is hard to say. But it may be remarked that haw many the ministers who drug on the road, usually drug in the pulpit. Tlxo Silver Eaef Miner, one sf the brightest papers on the coast, been ad. led to run- exchange list. Thai, restless creilurc man, has be- gun to make alterations on the earth. This round world seems not to have buen built with an eye single to his convenience, For soirie thousands of years man has put up with certain natural defects in his earthly abode But now ho proposes to make such improvements on. tho globe as his ad- vanced civilization and growing needs call for. The nautical man was con- tent to double both capes for a few hundred years. But those little strips of land, connecting ths great conti- must long ago have suggested the iden of inter-oceanic canals. It seemed to mai.y capitalists a fool- hardy undertaking when the Suez! Canal project took definite shape, un- til it was successfully completed. Financialy the Suez channel has suc- ceeded beyond expectation. Tho stock of the compauy is selling at 40 per cent, above par. Yet tho Englisl distrusted and denounced the enter prise from the start, and looked upon Lesseps, its during originator, as t lunatic. The British government eventually were glad to buy the cana. at a premium. The Durieii Canal scheme bids fair to be carried out, although it is likely that all the capital needed will have to be drawn fr'-m Europe. Lessops has u splendid reputation abroad, anr the magnificent success cf his Suez project has gained him great cocfi douce. The Dciri'.-n cunal does not offursuch difficulties as the Suez. The distance is only 1mlf as great, and its way through solid rock and earth The shifting ua.ure of the sanrly soi of Suez was the great trouble will the canal there. Tlie summit of Darieu route does no exceed 200 feel ubovd the sea. Tho proposed method of working, is to commence excavat- ing ut the summit and to carry the dirt on tramways to the shores, whore it will be used in constructing artifi- cial harbors. Politically there appears to be u well founded objection tn the cunal! A powerful nation like the Uniteii States .should hardly fear the control by foreign powers of a ditch across the isthmus. As for its commercial features, the American shipowners are lenci'ally in favor of it, as indicated by interviews published in Easten new-papers. The- Panama Railroad Company is supposed to have joined forces will) the canal company and tu favor scheme. The business of ;he overland roads would bo dUtmbeil th-3 opening of such a now liighw.iv or' inter-oceanic ti-adj, but the canal would probably woik no permanent njury to thu railroads. As to the competition between the two great aiials, the following is the opinion of i leading merchant of New Yoik: 'Both would be about tho same. The, British steamers now fiom ifty five to sixty rivu days n-oin Ilnng Song to New York by way ol' fim Transit by way of Daiieu uoiiiil iccupy about the same length of tin: D.iricn route would be supe- lor in that it would avoid tin: intui-d tu.its of the R'il Sea. Tea and othei Jlihi.i product1, which couiu to us imn i'ia Pacific Mill and Pju.ima r ,i'ro-id, u-o miieh and sweeter thin ,-ic ne-iivi'il via Ruen No OP" not been through the 11 -d Pjo-'cm m an idc i of the hc.tt- whieh pieviil there, and which IIK- thu refraction of the -tin's riy- trou'i he grtiii' deserts of Asia ami .Africa L'ho PBiiin-ular. nnd Oriental, nnd illicr Ijriti.-li linei which run he cimal, have tiicir steamers fitted vith eiiorn.ous port-holes, as large as lonrs, to Itt in as muclniir as possible. Great awnings are provided for the leeks, the passengers dre-s in the Jitest and thin nest clothing, iced li-inks and cooling draughts nf all -t is The work ill he -onii put under way, anil the irnud city nf the north 'will before ong In; able to cope with fire. ACirson gnat swallowed a lady's pocket hook which cmtained ten HP's of Sierra Nevada stock iui'1 2 75 in coin. Tha go.it wa.- iirompfcly eviscerated, and thu p.ir-i', iis contents, rccovoiv.i. Appettl the; story. Oil! Oriun- Kiod! Freights from Eureka to n I. in not appear to Vie r.-julatud bv   s the G ild Hill Onu of the lour Ouhlirie, had a shnuliler disloo-i'dl. and imiitner- had his fool budly hurl. The driver was coiin- what bruised but not disablo'l. was said to be drunk at, the vime. Some1 two or weeks ngo an item appeared in thc-e eoliimns rela- tive to the accidental di-caverv ol a stream nf water by railroad agent Henu. near Brown's StiUi'm, while he. was engaged in prosiiectinir a bhiok sand bank. The Silcur .State say- that since then the water has become strongly impregnated with sulphur and probably several kinds nf iniinr- ala, and the railroao buys sayit is ane-x- ce'ileut remedy for catarrh, a com- (laint Hl.ic.h, ii, consequence of ths ilu t, maiiv oi' them arc ir mbled with. Oyclen i- einering the, field in com- puti i'n wiili San Fra.aci.sco for Ui9 trnde of B stern Nevada and S-uih- "o-tuni Idnlio. A lot of ni' r'-hatidisa fiom a house at 'lyrli-n, was uidinded at the depot in Wiimi-niucciv I'orSiher City, Iiiuhn. It looks to the KilrerMute as if Oyilen ought to h iiv this nf Sm Franci-co in furnishing Eastern at uholc- s.ile to in the interior of Nevul-i, Franci-co is 4d3 miles wii-t nf Winnemiicca. and merch nnli-e to be shipped there and back; yer, for s Miie reason, nearly all Nevada merchants m-ike their purchases in San Fiaucisco. Aci'i'titiu young )ady residing on Nob Qili, in Eurckn, has been enga- ged io ii.nrry a gmllem.ui, nl-o a re-i- nt, fir a tinif, and the 'I iy has been -el mid all the ns maile four differuiit hut i-ach lime the young lady backed out it the la-t moment anil asked that the rorerii'iny be (Hit off. She would ajvo no reasonable excuse for her aetious 'l professes the greatest aff-ction fnr alii u.ced hu-hind, but thei'iiiroat- of her friends and the pleadings nt her lover have always failed to in- duce hrr to fuln'll her at the appointed time. Her late-it freak oecurreil la-t week. The Leader snyii that- tin- gentleman is willing to tiirgive ami fin-gel, nnd ia anxious to try attain. MI3CZLLANEOUS ITEMS. Brother Moody rowing on ft pond nt Northtield, Mass., ami sing- ii'g''Pull for Ihu nhuunvur went the ho it, and tliu cvanijuimi was compelled to swim for the shore or droun. Zing U-Zing, the Chines" igi.vi-r eight tent high, nnrl 23 years nhl, i- on i-xhib'tinn at the Sr.. Peters. bn1 a ZouUiiiical G.inleii. Hn attracts as much atti'iition as the Zulus ilid who were lately on exhiliiiion HI tha same place. Miichell Joflerson, of Scottville, VH.. found the in liis cup very biiier, and turned it buck into the pot. Soon afterward his mnther-in- i.iw poiiivil some eotfi-e frnin'il e pot, drank it. and dh-d. Mt's. Jertersou then cnnfi-sud that, her nioili-r hurt iii'lucud IRM- to attempt tn kill her by putting poison in his cup. Sarah Root, of Reading, Pi., c-inie an exceeilmirly Kcvoui Outlier'n, and finally a it'ligioiis inonomnni-r. S'ie bi lii-ved that food was pnllniirg, and ri't'u-eil to i-at, dee'an'pg that si o would fist forty days. Shu had near'y si irveil fn death, when n phy-ieinii forcuii fond into her stomach thronsth i and in th.it way she is being ki pr alive. I ho yc-ir 1878 I hero wero 3708 from flm 53 collides ot'ihu United State.J. As Hi- at that an nvuingo of 50j pi-op'e .-npport one physician, lie v a constant -upply of over who ui'ist pnv th" inn- SMMI of a vu.if. in nrrli'i- to allow each doctor only 83 a ISuckft. H eoiil P.ii i that the r no m. "Ti1B ,ki u was bv a gh.ss of A V. I'i-.'l- ill Ijo-lnn thu truth of the -i, rv, and if as a ri'i-uilci'iion. Sminel l.iiii'h, iho iiiiilinr, wisa 'liut.r, -i'1'l w.is eiiijil.Mcil it :in of. i b 'i-i btr. u', Xuw Y'-ik. u into Jin'! ry's i l-Yinl.lin stpet, in Mill witer. Tlia li'jiinr -ii' mid Iwurlh ro- ii i'.' ho u r-ide. "lli 'i u ai <1 I til t i-t -d. "X-- inl; fir :i'. "Vihit ,1 Uuoi.rnu'n, ,'illli- '1-'! ih.it v.e i-ik (nun old rekju t inn-; in tiie well, after from the h i y fii-ld n a summir.'' Tho -ylhiu "Thu old oaken bucket I'-'' ie_, in tl-e well." struck U'ood- worth at and the picture of the well .it boyhood home came tn his uiit'd. a few hours ha had completed this poem. A very fine article nf pe-it hia found mw IVnvo II i- bei ig pnt on the marker a' six dollais ptM- cord, O.M our In siid In ill two cords of wood. It burns well and luakir, a veiy hot (ire The Silver Ueef Miner whews at 105 in iho shade. NEWSFAPEH!   

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