Rhyolite Lighted By Owens RiverSource: Los Angeles Herald - Los Angeles, CA
Date Published: 1907-02-04
Goldfield, Tonopah and Manhattan Are Already Furnished with Power Generated with Los Angeles' Future Water Supply
Special to The Herald.
RHYOLITE, Nev., Feb. 3. -- The Southern Nevada mining country will receive benefit from the Owens river and Bishop Creek country long before Los Angeles obtains water or power from that source.
The Nevada & California Light and Power company will be in operation in Rhyolite in ninety days, and already Goldfield, Manhattan and Tonopah are supplied with light and power by this company. C O Poole of this company is now in Rhyolite arranging for the opening of offices, and ground has been broken for the big sub-station on Bonanza mountain that will distribute the power that comes 130 miles from the Owens river country.
There are three power plants either running or in the process of building and 20,000 horse power will be at the disposal of the company within the next thirty days.
Connections with the Rhyolite line will be made fifty miles west of Goldfield at Palmetto, Nevada, and the Rhyolite branch, which is now being build will be seventy-five miles long.
Construction of the line is being pushed from both ends. The poles and wire for use out of Rhyolite have been freighted from Los Angeles and Salt Lake, while work on the northern end has been pushed a distance of more than twenty miles.
The sub-station which is to be built on Bonanza mountain will be in operation in April, and 4000 horse power will be distributed through the Bullfrog and Greenwater districts. This will give a volume of 50,000 volts to the station.
This company is backed by T B Hickey and C M Hobbs, the Denver capitalists. The company has been in operation two years, and there is no stock on the market at any price.
Social Evil Solved
Rhyolite has solved the social evil as far as the solution of such a problem is possible. A committee of five from the miners' union waited upon the last meeting of the board of trade with a petition that all houses of ill repute be restricted to a district on the side of the canyon.
The board of trade looked favorably upon the report and notice was served upon the proprietors of such places to move within forty-eight hours.
A committee from the miners' union also served notice upon all saloon keepers that women must be barred from saloons outside the district, or that the offending places would be closed by force.
Lyman Incident Closed
The announcement is made that no further steps will be taken to return Dr. J Grand Allen to Goldfield to answer to the charge of defrauding Broker Sheftels of Chicago.
Friends of Lyman have advanced $30,000 to make good the loss, and the Lyman incident is closed.
Will Extend Telephone Line
Local Manager Smead of the Southern Nevada Consolidated Telephone & Telegraph company reports that the Rhyolite telephone line will be extended into the Lee and Echo canyon district at once.
The work is in charge of Capt. H C Martelle, formerly of the United States army engineers.
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Submitted: 01/26/10 (Edited 01/26/10)