Elko Independent, 18 March 1871 — Nevada Items:
A few days since a couple of “soiled doves” arrived in town from Carson,
in search of a member of the late Legislature, claiming that he owed them
$200. The individual in question circumvented them by getting on the
engine of the western-bound train and running to Verdi, and then coming
hack on a sleeping car and passing through.— Reno State Journal.
Highway Robbery. — G. W. Hancock, came to Pioche, on Monday last,
with a lot of produce, which he disposed of to J. H. Dupaix, after which
he made his way to Panaca, stopping at Atchison’s until Tuesday noon,
when he left for Dry Valley. Between Dry Valley and Meadow Valley he
was halted by five highwaymen, who robbed him of $311.45, and a silver
watch valued at $45.
Not content with that, they set upon him and beat him over the head with
six-shooters, until they supposed he was dead, after which they left.
Mr. Hancock managed to reach town late on Wednesday, when the affair was
reported to the proper officers, who are now in search of the depredators.
We think they ought to have been satisfied with stealing his money,
without attempting to take his life —Ely Record.