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Weekly Reno Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1884, Reno, Nevada VOL. 8. RENO. WASHOE COUNTY. NEVADA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1884. NO. 40. Reno Weekly GAzette PUBL1SUKD EVERY THURSDAY, BY R. L. FULTON. PROPRIETOR ALLEN C. BRAOG, BUSINESS MANAGER. KATES OF ST7B4CKEPTIOM: one by Ofl "VVei-klv one yo.ir by 2 50 Bv currier, per week, to all parts of Keuo KATKS OF ABVRItTIHtNG: nllv, 'n vuii. s-qirire.......9- Weekly, one square....... 1W Thiv Includes both legal and eominer- cial work. __ KtUTORIAL, NOTES. THE MKXUJASf TltKATY. No apparent was made in Mexican treaty yesterday, al- though the Senate donated nearly four hours to it. It1- friends are much less confident of its ratifica- tion than earlier in the week. A division of opinion is found to be upon neither sectional, political nor economic lines. Free traders and protectionist, southern, northern and eastern Senators, Democrats and Republicans, are found on both sides. The south, with the excep- tion of Louihian, was expected to be nearly unanimous in favor of it, but the estimates aie not well founded. It ifesaid that nearly one-half of the southern Senators have expressed either open opposition or strong doubts of its utility. They say it opens no market to southern as neither meats, flour nor cotton products can be ex ported to Mexico. Under its provisions petrolium is> said, ,by one southern .Senutor, to be the chief export to Mexico, and the Stundurfl Oil Company is the chief beneficiary. THE This is the record of the National Nominating Convention of the Re- publican paity since its tinn: ISoli, Philadelphia, Fremont and Dayton; 1860, Chicago, Lin- coln and Hanilin; 1804, Baltimore, Lincoln and Johnson; ISfiS, Chicago, Grant and CoItVix; :1872, Philadel- phia, Grant and Wilson; Cin- cinnati, Hayes and Wheeler; 1880, "Chicago, Oarfield and Arthur. "Honest Old Abe" was the first to receive the reiusof the Government the hands of the Democracy. He was Buchanan's successor; and took his seat March 4, 1S61, and served until he was assassinated by Booth, at the beginning of his sec- ond term. Andrew Johnson thfti qualified and took his sent on the 15Hi of General Grant re- lieved Job.ns.on in 1869 and served until 1873, when Rutherford B. Hayes came to the front and served until relieved by Genera) Garfleld, who filled the chair until Guiteau made it possible for Arthur to take the helm. Many of our leading chemists de- clare thufc German mineral waters, most of which are artificial, are injurious to health. We call iipoa Congress to inhibit the hn- portiition of German mineral waters. In the States of California and Nevada we have- natural min- eral waters sufficient to supply the world. Why, then, pay tribute to Germany for something that we have at our doors, better and more healthful than the imported article? Will oui people never pet over the idea that a foreign article has more merit than a home production, -simply because it is imported from Let the American hog be A Reno editor, in writing the obituary of a prominent citizen of that place, finished bis article with the following pathetic words: Ho heard the angels calling him From that celestial shore. He Hopped his wings, and away he went To make one angel more. The above is simply a steamboat. This climate is so healthy that no prominent citizen has been obit- uaried for a year. How many young men has the government sent to the Albany penitentiary for life for robbing the the United States aiails who were no more guilty than young Hawley and What will the govern- ment do in their case? The special detective, usually so ambitious, seems not to be unwell, and the United States District Attorney does not seem to be taking a very lively interest in the matter. It is said that Hon. Thomas Wells of Esmerlda, will be a candi- date for Congress. It will be a pretty hard matter, however, for him to county XOT The Commissioner on claims to- day distributed 300 bills to sub-com- mittees. These bills are from one to one hundred years old and in- volve claims from to The cli'.iin of the Captain of the ves- sel Meli'or for was adversely acted upon. In'53 a vessel owned by Cornelius Viinderbilt was wrecked and several hundred pas- sengers pa'st adrift on the island of Margarita, offthe coast of California. The Meteor took the cassengers to Sun Francisco and claims are now made against the Government for the care of the passengers. L.ETTEJKS. John F. Shpehan has sold his in- terest in the Sacramento .Gee to the McClatchey heirs. KATES. to ioneresK Han an Opportunity Itegulate the Pacific KoiulN. The (I-AKKTTF: is indebted to Hon. Charles A. Summer for in the follow- thc House MOT THAT This morning's Appeal states that the Dawson resolution was a joint resolution, and therefore the yeas and nays should have been taken on its passage in the Assembly. The Appeal's conclusion is that the resolution never passed at all, and that the Speaker was ct fault in not enforcing the rule. The reso- lution was a concurrent one, and of course, passed in due form. It was not treated in the Senate; as of the necessity of requiring the yeas and nays. President Laughton did not enforce the rule laid down by the Appeal; on the contrary, the yeas and nays were called for by throe Senators and another rule applied. We are informed by Speaker Varinn that he is quite sure that he was not in the chair at the time of the passage of the resolution, but he was or not, there was no reason to order the yeas and nays, unless called for by three members. convince the people of his that his position on the question of annexing the best part of Esmeralda to Lyoncounty, when in the Legislature, was the correct thing for him to do. And still the rain keeps off, says the .Sacramento Hee, while Jack Frost breathes heavily upon the hills and valleys. It must be ad- mitted that the outlook for all kinds of ground crops this year is anything but promising. The horticultur- ists have less to fear, which is some satisfaction. A resolution has been introduced in Congress, calling upon the Sec- tary of State for information as to how muny foioign ministers, con- suls and agents have been absent in the past year, and whether their salary was paid during their ab- sence. Recently a man who committed a murder in San Francisco was sent to the Insane Asylum at Stockton, with the proviso that he recovered his faculties he should be brought into Court and sentenced for his crime. The Chronicle says there is every pros- pect that after remaining in the asylum for two or three years he will be discharged. This has beeu the rule in such cases in California. Time appears to soften the heinous- ness of crime and the changes in the prosecuting officers leave >io one with a strong interest in bringing such criminals to iustice. If an in- saue-murderer is sent to an asylum A professional politician may mean a, man who has made govern- ment a study, aiming to be a states- man, a most worthy character. Or, it may mean a ward politician, a boss, a trickster, a place hunter. There it is a disgraceful appellation. The Secretaries of War and Navy appeared before the House Com- mittee on Appropriations on behalf of an appropriation for a Greely relief expedition. The President sent in a message on the subject. The American Field issued a beautiful holiday number of forty pages. It had many fine illustra- tions and a great quantity of inter- esting sporting, shooting and fish- ing news and information. A revolution is threatened in So LiOra, Mexico over (he introduction of nickel coin by the government. Revolutions in Mexico usually amount to a nickel. ing bill introduced January 7th: Whereas the 18th section of an act to aid in the construction of a railroad from the Missouri river to tho Pacific Ocean, provided as fol- low-: And be it further enacted, that whenever it appears that the net earnings, after deducting all expppenditures, shall exceed ten per centum upon its cost, Congress may reduce the rates of fare thereon, if unreasonable In amount, and may fix and establish the same by law. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Con- gress assembled, that from and after sixty flays from and after the passage and approval of this act it shall be unlawful for the Union Pa- cific Railroad Company or the Cen- tral Pacific Railroad Company to charge, demand, or receive from any for transportation of prop- erty, either by carload or otherwise, a greater sum than seventy percent, of the lowest rates'of freight or the lowest prices of carriage of property prescribed and set down in their respectivB schedules or listof freight rates or prices of carriage of prop- erty existing on December 3, 188S. SECTION 2. The failure or omission of the directors of said railroad com- panies to act in obedience to the commands of this section shall be conslrued as the failure and omis- sion of each of said direc'ors, and each and every one of them shall, hy such failure or omission, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than for every such days failure or omission one-half of which sum shall go uud belong to the shipper or consignor who shall make the affidavit, 3. Compels the companies to receive and convey freight and sensers and provides a punishment of for each refusal. BKC. 4. That in the trial of any action arising under the provisions of this' act, any director, officer, agent, conductor, bookkeeper, em- ployee, servant, receiver or trustee of the Union Pucilic Uailroad Com- pany or the Central Pacific Rail- road Company may be compelled to attend upon court, or belore a duly authorized commissioner or notary, or other duly authorized person, to testify; and he may be compelled to bring with him ttie bowks and papers named and enum- erated in the summons served upon him. Any refusal may be pun- ished by a fine of Sections five, six and seven are incidental. Further 1'artirnlurN Itcgardlng the Mali JtBbbrrirM. The Walker Lake tiullelin gives a full account of the postal robbery on the Carson Colorado road as follows: Karly in December hist a registered package containing was mailed from the Bishop creek postoffice for Washington. Postal Clerk Krnest Hawley received the package ut Bishop Creek station, and, as lie claims, properly receipted for and checked it, and, after doing so, discovered that the package had been opened and the money taken out. The matter was reported, and after a thorough investigation, Hawley's friends refunded the money. On the night of December 1st a package containing was put on the express car at Rhodes by a Chinnman and addressed to Hop Sing, the Chinese merchant of this place. The package never readied him, and after Hop Sing hud notified the Hawthorne ajjetit. of the fact of its having been shipped, the ngenl reported to the San Francisco otTiop. Eugene Pierce, the' agent at Carson, came out on January 1st to investigate, and made inquiries here from which he became satisfied that Bert Ris- ing, the messenger on the train on the night or the tbeft, had taken (he money. Rising denied having received the package, and Pterce went with him to Rhodes, where the Chinaman who sent the money arid three witnesses who saw him give it to Rising, testified to that fact. Risingsiilldenied the receipt, but in spite of his protestations Pierce discharged him, letting him ride to Huwli-y station, trie end of the road. Here Rising became BO Mr. WADSWOHTIl XOTKS. O'KpifTe'M An official dispatch states that the whole country around Khar- toum is in open rebellion against the Egyptian Government. Florida newspapers have their joke about the swamp lands. Some of them say that the lands are to be sold "by the gallon." A joint Republican uold last caucus was lie should be placed there for life. It is about time that the emotional insanity plea was dropped, for a. greater travesty on law and com- baeramento is raidiug the Chi- uioa sense was never devised. I nese opium joints. Guiteau's bones have been strung together, but are not shown to vis- itors at the Army Museum where they are kept. Prince Bismarck is now in better health than for many years. He begins work at seven in the morn- ing. The deadlock still continues over the Kentucky Sehatorship. CAB SON, January 16, 1884. Editor accept thank.s for publishing my card. I hope you will find the cause for the seeming unkindness shown to Dr. Dawson, whether it be, of carlessness- or design. Inasmuch as sugges- tions are in order, I will susftrtst that you satisfy yourself whether or not concurrent resolutions are not treated in the main as bills, and il so, why bills should not be spread upon the journals, if it is important concurrent resolutions should be. Yours truly, M. R. [Bills that pass find their place in the statutes of the State and are published as such under the provis- ions of the law governing that case. The GAZETTE contends that resolu- tions that pass are equally entitled to publication, under the law which we have quoted GA- ZETTE.] intoxicated tluvt Pierce put him off the express car. He returned to Bishop Creek on the passenger car, and there got into the mail cur with Erneat Hawley. In the mail was a registered letter from Bishop Creek de.stinied for some point south. All mail mat- ter for poin s south of Soda Springs is brought north as far as that station by the Postal Clerk, and then transferred to the south- bound train in what is called a "go- back" sack. The registered pack- age mentioned was transferred with the remainder of the mail, and the .south-bound agent passed it as "O. K." Upon reac.hing its destination it was apparently in good condition, but upon being opened it was found that the money was gone. The Postmaster at once notified the San Francisco office of the fact, and was instructed to examine the package. He did so, and reported that he could find no trace of its having been opened, aud it was only after being instructed to ex- amine'it curcfully that he found where the envelope had been cut. Altogether there were five regis- tered packages opened during that day and night, the amount aggre- gated about One was mailed ut Hawthoine and the others at different points on the road. Haw- ley arid Rising were both seen to get out of the car at Soda Spriugs. This disposes of Hawley's story about having beeu drunk and asleep Ht the time of the theft, as he was senn after the first package had been tampered with, and before one, at least, of the letters had been mailed. The remaining four rob- beries were detected by Postal Clerk Prior, of the V. T. The job is do- scribedas an exceedingly fine one. The eudi of the envelops had been split with a sharp knife and care- fully stuck together with a very little mucilage. So nicely was the work done that experts, after the robbery had become known, could not find whero the opening hud been made. In one particular, at least, the bulletin is wrong. Postmaster Jamison says the envelops were eut open and sealed up in a very bung- ling manner. They were cut across the end in a zig-zag, and a large quantity of mucilage used. Mow the Young Folks Kjiviid tlu-ir Time. Editor Gazette Last night Cladding's Hall was crowded b; an enthusiastic audience, on th occasion of Mr. O'Keifle's seconc lecture in this place, the subjec being "The Mothers and Daughter of the Period." The gentlemai delivered a lecture here some week ago, and at the request of many o our prominent citizens, he ap peared before us on the above sub ject. The speaker was listened to with marked attention, as he graphically portrayed the advant- ages of women of the present time over those of the past. He treatei his subject under two heads, viz: The woman whose mind never A FATK. Him His The Reveille hints that Senatoi Fair's charities are for effect. Mr Fair is open to criticism, but we know of charities that never get into the papers or any body's mouth. Several worthy causes re- ceive a generous remembrance from Mr. Fair every year, for some of which he has iiever received a lii.e of public credit. Among others is Rev. Mr. Jenvey, who received a check on Christmas morning at Hoboken from the Senator. Mrs. Turpin, St. Louis, Mo., says: "I have used Brown's Iron Bitters with good effect for dyspepsia, izzmess and headache." rnrson's .llodosty. The Tribune says that there are about a dozen Carsonites who want to go to the Republican National Convention, and that the number who want lo be Congressman and Presidential electors run up in the figures. Then every fourth man desires a county office. That is nothing voiy strange. Carsonites have never been considered at all backward about asking for positions or mo.st anything else when there is a short bit in sight. A Diusgrerous JPiare. Since the freezing of the river be- tween the two bridges the Ice is constantly covered with lads who are willing to take most any chance to enjoy a skate. The water runs very swiftly there and on a day like this has been, rots the ice very rapidly. It is absolutly unsafe for boys to engage m the sport in that place. If one shoud get into the water his parents would have one less in the family. soars above the sensational novc and the mirror; and the woman who is an houor to her sex, whether mother, wife or daughter, of a mil- lionaire or a laborer. His lecture was pregnant with truth, and full of sparkling truth. In his perora- tion he paid the women of America a tribute for their patriotism and morality, and as he retired from the stage a burst of applause went up from the audience. We hope to have the pleasure of hearing from him again in the near future. MISCELLANEOUS NOTES. The red cheeks and sparkling eyes of our maidens, as they come trip- ping from tho river, betoken splen- did skating. The old round house and adjoin- ing shops are standing, silent as the tomb, the engine machinery, library, etc. having beeu moved over the river to the west side. Proctor is around once more, after a hard siege of pneumonia. Many of our good people are suffering from the inclemency of the weather. The ladies are talking of a leap year party; therefore doth Smoky rejoice. Miss N. Ash, a young lady from Virginia City, spent a day in Wadsworth before journeying on to Stillwater, where she is to lake charge of the school at that place. Yours, etc., HAKUUP. Wadsworth, January 17. Mysterious Retribution. The Glass Valley Union says Although the chief opposition to hydraulic mining has come from Marysville, that place has furnished most of the machinery for that character of raining, as tiearly'all of the hydraulic monitors wore manu- factured at the Empire foundry, at that place, that employed a 'large number of men in the business. On Friday uijjht this foundry was destroyed by hre, and that puts au end te the making of monitors at Marysville, An incendiary lire destroyed the brush dam on the Yuba, intended to impound debris. Giant powder is believed to have destroyed the English dam on the headquarters of the Yuba last Sum- mer, and the burning of theEtnp're foundry belongs to the category of mysterious fires. The iconoclasts destroy, but do not build. There are more than 50 men on the Comstock now who were at one time or another since their resi- dence there worlh all the way from to each, and to-day they can support themselves with the mosffmlinary necessities. A Sample Cnsc. "What are you crying asked a sympathetic stranger of a lad standing in front of the Bodie Free Press office, crying as if his heart were cracked wide open. "Dad's gone in there to lick the editor." "Won't he come out pursued the gentle Samari- tan. "Oh, of him have been coming out for the last half explained the heart-broken urchin amid a cataract of tears, "and I'm expecting the rest of him every minute. They're running him through a paper-cutter. A Sensation in Store. A Carson gentleman has just com- pleted the manuscript for a small book, which, should it ever be pub- lished, will create quite an unpleas- ant stir in the families of a dozen or two of the wealthiest men at the Bay. He informed the Tribune that he contemplates having it printed some time this year. The writer is familiar with the subject he handles, aud when it conies out it will prove a sensation iu the broadest sense of the term. Henry Hallam, St. Louis, Mo., says: "Brown's Iron Bitters af- forded me great, relief in dyspepsia." H K.xrollont Voting 11 an on the Jltoad. The Belmont Courier says: Frank Payne, one of the owners of the Lone Mountain Salt Wells, waft- found dead on the Columbus road on the 4th instant. Deceased had been in Caudelaria on business, and left that town for his home on foot. A few days after two travelers ar- rived in Candclurm from Loua Mountain, and upon being asked by several parties whether Mr. Payne hud readied his home safely, they answered that they had not seen him on their journey. Fearing that Mr. Payne hud met with an accident on the road, A. J. Franklin, who was on his way back to O rants- ville, saiil he would search for him.. After driving several miles, Mr. Franklin got on Payne'J tracks and followed them up until he came to a place on the road not many miles from Lime Mountain district, where he found Payue and his dog, both. lying on the ground, dead. It is be- lieved that the unfortunate man was overcome by the cold and laid down and died, and that his dog watched over him until the faithful animal, also overcome by cold and hunger, laid down by his master's side and died. Mr. Franklin picked up the corpse and conveyed it in his wagon to Gruntsville for interment. De- based about So years of age, a iruggist by profession, and was liglily respected by all who knew liui. I'lcnty Barking. Reno has had so many lessons igainst men running the risk of ositig their all by (ire that it seems is though no one but a born idiot would neglect the matter for a moment. The list of companies ;hut are ready to issue policies on Reno properly contains the best companies in the world, and no one iced fear their responsibility. The First National Bank is authorized igent, and can write up a policy iu three minutes that will be binding .it once. To-day they have added io the number the Phoenix of Brooklyn, N. first-class com- pany that has a large listof cus- tomers already. The bank iscareful in drawing up policies, and no one ver has to wait lor his money if he sustains a loss that it has covered. C. T. Bender is an expert in the Business and has all the decisions at jis fingers' end.s, so that he knows list what each case requires. H.L. Kisii has spent years and years at the business, and is it painstaking .uid accommonuting gentleman, always ready to do auything to for- ward the interest of the company's patrons. A Biff Mine, Thomas Reynolds of Virginia, nforms the Carson Tribune that ICdward Harris' mine in Washoe is wonderfully rich, some of the rock Assaying from :on. When Harris wants to pay iis men off lie just takes a hand mortar and in a very few minutes lounds out sufficient gold and silver answer the requirement. A few days ago he pounded out of a -ait sack full of rock. There are line other mines being worked in. he immediate vicinity of Harris' mine, all said to have excellent irospects. The Harris mine is ut- rat'ting much attention from prac- ica! men, who say they believe bat that whole section is veiy rich. Wewspnper Work. A man who edit? a newspaper is. iiuch more a slave than a man In. ny other profession. The law is a. oalous mistress, but-much more so s journalism. A man who binds limsi'lf to a newspaper a long xistence of monotonous drudgery. V- lawyer can have vacation, an ditor is a galley hained to the ore. When the time cmes he must write. The will naust come to the rescue. No sooner oes he get one paper out than all iis powers arc taxed to get out an- ther, aud lie will fall by the road- ide under this load, unless he has 11 everlasting spring of enthusiasm. n his breast. PreoinotH. Truckee, Wadsworth, Pyramid. Verdi and Washoe City jvere, all tvell represented ut the exhibition and cock-fight. iNEWSPAFERr VSPAPERI
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