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PUBLISHED EVEBY SATURDAY BY E. A.. SPILLMAN. FORTY-EIGHTH YEAR SUBSCRIPTION RATES One copy, one year.13.00 One copy, six months. 1.60 One copy, three months.76 Single copies ten cents Entered at the Postofflce at Enreka as Second Glass Matter. I SATURDAY. DECEMBER 7. 1918 REWARD MONEY DISTRIBUTED The final chapter in the murder of Sheriff Wildes of Churchill County and the killing of Paul Walters by a posse was closed Monday at Love lock when provision was made to dis tribute the $5000 reward offered by the State for Walter’s capture. Homer Mooney, secretary to Gov. Boyle, conducted the hearing and the various claimants for the reward were represented in person and by attorneys. Skinney Pascal, the Indian trailer who shot Walters, comes in for the largest division of the reward se curing $680 of the $5000 as hisshare. The other eleven members of the1 posse which was in charge of Emory j Morgan of Reno came in for equal j shares of abx>ut $370 while the Red Cross chapters of Lovelock and Fallon each were given $120. An additional reward of $1250, $500 of which was offered by the County Commissioners\of Churchill County and $750 of which was made up by public subscription is yet to be divided and it is thought it will be disposed of in the same manner ex-1 cept that nothing will be taken out for the Red Cross. All claimants signed papers releasing the State and Gov. Boyle from fur-, ther action in the matter. Mr. S Mooney will submit his report to the Governor and it will probably be approved. Republican Leader Refuses To Hamper President Wilson Washington, Dec. 3.—In a state ment to-day declaring factional strife should not be permitted to interfere with President Wilson’s mission abroad, Representative Mann of Illi nois, Republican leader in the House, said there would be no concerted ef fort on the part of the House Repub licans to embarrass the President and that he did not believe the American people would “tolerate any meddling in that which so vitally concerns them.” “Personally, I am not in sympathy with any of the resolutions which have appeared in the Senate or House re garding the President’s visitabroad,” said Mr. Mann. “I cannot help what individuals may do in the House, but the Republican members of the House as a body will certainly make no move to embarrass or hamper the Presi dent in any way while he is engaged on a mission that affects so vitally the interests of the American peo ple. _ Kaiser May Yet Walk the Plank Parist.Dec. 5.—There is complete agreement between the Allies on all questions, particularly that concern ing the former German emperor, de clared Premier Clemenceau on his return from London last night. He expressed deep satisfaction over the important results obtained at the conference. 1—King and queen of Belgium being welcomed in the public square of Bruges by the burgomaster of the city. 2—“Mustered out” at Camp Dix; n scene that is being repeated at all the great army camps. 3—Col. Theodore Rcinach. head of the French educational commission that Is In America ns guest of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. NEWS REVIEW OF CURRENT EVENTS — President Wilson to Sail Tuesday for Peace Conference in Paris. WHOLE WORLD IN TURMOIL Greatest Armed Struggle of History Has Shaken Whole Structure of Civilization—Change, Disorder and Fighting, Featvires of European Situation. By EDWARD W. PICKARD. Unless the unexpected happens— which seems to be the rule rather than the exception nowadays—President Wilson will sail for the peace confer ence in Paris Tuesday on the George Washington, immediately after deliv ering his message to congress, which reassembles Monday, Friday night Pres ident Wilson announced the appoint ment of the peace commission, names himself as a member and will act as chairman during his stay of six weeks or more in Paris. Returning, he will be replaced by Secretary of War Baker; Secretary of State Lansing will succeed him as chairman. Other mem bers of the commission are: Col. Ed ward M. House, the president’s chief confidant; Henry White, formerly am bassador to Italy and France; Gen. Tasker II. Bliss, American military ad- i viser of the supreme war council. Those who criticize the president for going must admit that his temptation is great. Setting aside the fact that he may feel it his duty to attend, it is the literal truth that such a meet- j ing of sovereigns, presidents, premiers, chancellors and high dignitaries of the nations of the earth the worlr has nev er seen. It is likely to be preceded by a grand review of designated units of the victorious armies and fleets. It will certainly be preceded by consul tations of the heads of many nations. As to the conference itself, it has no parallel in history. And nmong these great ones of the earth, who will be more prominent than Woodrow Wil son, president of the United States of America, both by reason of his own activities in the world struggle and of the unique position of his country? Moreover, Mr. Wilson will have an opportunity to be a modern Solomon to the many applicants for his per sonal aid. These appeals have come to him from victor and vanquished, from new nations and old, from the in dependent and from those seeking in dependence—from Turkey, Luxem burg, Austria, Germany, Russia, Ire land, Poland, Roumanla; from the Jugo-Slavs and the Czeeho-Slovaks. Turkey asks for United States admin istration of finances, etc.; Luxemburg for protection as a small independent state; Austria for occupation by American troops to prevent civil war nmong newly formed nations, and so on. Each request presents a different problem. On tlie other hand, the peace con ference faces the tremendous problem of reconstructing a world. Thrown without warning Into the greatest armed struggle of all time, the nations emerge from the bloody conflict to find that It is not only the lands that have been trampled under foot that must be reconstructed, but that the whole structure of modern civilization has been shaken. Ancient institutions and time-honored traditions are over thrown. Mnnkind finds itself among civic and economic ruins. It will be too much to expect of human nature to count on this peace conference be ing entirely nencdui. It in mure ilk* I'ytcTBe'a rough-and-tutnble affair. There are many possibilities of trou ble. Suppose our allies point out that America’s traditional policy has been one of detachment from European af fairs and thut for two years and a half she observed neutrality and then sug gest that she return to her detachment and allow the nations most Intimately concerned to arrange a settlement. Suppose the fundamental principles of justice and right, given world-wide publicity as the things for which America was fighting and unofficially accepted by our allies, are thrown overboard by the conference. Take but one of the many great questions, the “freedom of the seas.” Nobody seems to know just what this means, but it needs no prophet to know that Great Britain regards her position as the dominant sea power of the world as a matter of life and death. Of course Mr: Wilson Is strong be cause he speaks for a nation that wants nothing for Itself and holds the purse strings for the world. Yet who loves the player who comes Into the game late and holds all the big cards? Who will act as president during Mr. Wilson’s absehce? Opinions dif fer. G. W. Wickersham, attorney gen eral in the Taft cabinet, says that the Constitution makes it mandatory upon Vice President Marshall to act as president because of the president’s “Inability to discharge the duties of said office.” C. D. Hilles, former chair man of the Republican national com mittee, says that the Constitution does not cover the situation, as its makers did not contemplate the absence of the president. “The next in line,” he says, “Is the secretary of state, who is also going to Europe; then comes the sec retary of the treasury, who lias re signed." Still, there would seem to be no cause for worry, as the president intends to administer the office on board ship and in, Paris. He says there are no constitutional difficulties and wireless and cable solve the phys - cal problem. Besides, he leaves in Washington Secretary of War Baker, holding him to be the ranking member of the cabinet upon the retirement of Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo. And what of the United States sen ate, “the most august body on earth?” Under the Constitution it is the duty of this august body to serve gs adviser and counselor to the executive au thority in the making of treaties and to act as a ratifying body. Certainly the senate will not do much advising and counseling; Mr. Wilson will be where he cannot be advised and coun seled to any great extent. And as to ratification—the senate fears that will probably lie about the same story. Mr. McAdoo’s resignation from the treasury department and from the di rectorship of railroads is naturally a topic of nation-wide discussion, for the reason that it appears to contain a concealed significance. He says he quits because the compensation Is too small and his health is impaired by overwork. Some take his statement at Its face value. Others who have seen in him a presidential candidate In the making, ready to receive the man tle of succession without flinching, think he quits because he does not cure to be identified with what he con siders the president’s set purpose to impose government ownership or con trol on all public utilities in this coun try. They do not say that he has given up any presidential nspiratlons he may have had. They do say that recent government action has made the situ ation so acute that he was compelled to resign or to remain in office and help to formulate a policy which he does not approve. One thing is sure: Mr. McAdoo’s resignation from the president’s official family has set the whole country to discussing govern ment ownership of public utilities. R is no new question, but it is one on which the American people have never passed. They have the right in times at petjee tp £$ beard. cur measures fakgn ra war f5r the “duration of the war.” They will Insist on being heard. It is understood In Washington that Bernard M. Baruch, chairman of the war industries board, has been offered the post of secretary of the treasury. —»•— Change and disorder, If not actual fighting, are features of the European news. In southeastern Europe a mil lion Austrian army deserters have es tablished fortified camps In various districts; these and hordes of released prisoners are a menace. From Russia come reports of the assassination oi Admiral Kolchak, dictator of Siberia, at Omsk; the whulesale massacre of Jews in Warsaw and parts of Galicia, and the massacre by the bolshevikl of former Russian officers In Petrograd. Polish troops have captured Lemberg, capital of Galicia, and Poles and Ukrainians have declared an armistice, looking toward President Wilson as arbitrator. Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia has heen appointed regent of the Jugo-Slav state that Is forming. Koumania has dissolved Its parliament and convened a constituent assembly. Roumanian Transylvania has declared Its Independence. Efforts to reinstate Emperor Karl are reported from Vi enna. King Albert of Belgium has promised equal suffrage to his sub jects. The German government, It Is stat ed, will Invite President Wilson to vis it Germany while he Is In Europe. What is the German government? No body knows. The news sent out from Germany, even If true, simply con fuses the situation. And is the news true? The German has proved himself the worst liar in all history. Can the leopard change his spots? The social ists are struggling among themselves for place and power. Are they making any progress toward a government that the allies can recognize? On the information at hand it is Impossible to say. The feeling is growing that the allies will ultimately have to oc cupy Germany until order and govern ment are restored. Delayed reports show that the Ger man line In front of the American army of occupation Sunday ran from Bitburg to Treves, Oberemmel, Ober zerf and Losheim. Marshal Foch ar rived in Strassburg Wednesday and re viewed the army of occupation. Twen ty-eight German U-boats surrendered Sunday at Harwich and 27 Wednes day. The total to date is now 114. In cluded In the latest surrender Is the noted submarine cruiser, Deutschland, which made two trips to the United States as a cargo ship before being converted and raiding shipping off the Atlantic coast. Many Indications of a purpose to ex tradite the former kaiser and try him for his crimes against civilization and humanity are seen In France and Eng land. Even the extreme socialists In Germany express a desire to lay hands on him as a traitor to his country. Holland says he Is there as a private citizen and that he must go If his pres ence becomes perilous to the country. — The total of 236,117 for the casual ties of the American expeditionary forces, according to General Persh ing’s official report to the war depart ment, Is unexpectedly large. That 86,154 are classified as “killed and died of wounds” is proof that our brilliant victories during the latter days of the war were won by fierce fighting. The total of 179,625 “wound ed” is believed to Include many whose wounds were very slight. About 90, 000 casualties have been furnished to the press to date. Casualties that oc curred in late September and early October are being reported now. The delay is stated to be due to the ina bility of the cables to carry the lists. If from now on the lists average 3,000 a day, as promised, it will take about 50 days to complete publication in the newspapers. ldivisions jjf American troops. approximated i,200,000' men, wi probably be kept In Europe for occi patlon purposes. This leaves abot 1,000,000 men to be sent home as fai and quickly as possible. It Is liked 1 be a slow job. The sentence of Thomas J. Moone sentenced to be hanged December ] In connection with the deaths of t< persons from a bomb explosion in Sa Francisco during the Preparedness di parade July 22, 1916, has been cor muted by Gov. W. D. Stephens to is prisonraent for life. Mooney has bee under sentence since February 2 1917, and the legal fight to save ht has made his case famous. It Is officially announced that toti subscriptions in the United War Wor campaign are $203,179,038, or $32,679 038 In excess of the amount asked b the seven war relief organization This Is the largest sum ever raised I history as an outright gift. Its signlf cance is tremendous. One reason to our strong position in European a fairs Is the general belief In our higl ideals and the spiritual quality of oui motives. To our Red Cross and othei relief agencies Is largely due this be> lief. Moreover, this campaign has brought Americans of all races and creeds closer together. Score a tri* umph for humanltarianism 1 —fc— Chicago Is staging a federal grand Jury inquiry Into food prices. It u announced that even the food admlnis tratlon will be investigated. NEWS SUMMARY Representative Carter Glass o Virginia has heen nominated Secre tary of the Treasury by Presiden Wilson to take the place of Secretar; McAdoo, resigned, and has accepted It is reported that an agreemen has been reached by the allied gov ernments for the daily issuance dur ing the peace conference of an off] cial communication regarding thei deliberations. Every soldier and sailor boy in th service from Nevada will be awarder a suitable medal, if a bill to be in troduced in the next Legislature i passed. The bill is favored by Gov ernor Boyle and Adjutant Genera Sullivan. The design of the proposei medals has not been decided. The hours, halves and quarters ar spoken by an English clock that cor tains a phonograph with a very dur able record. Guided by hand, a motor-drive implement tractor has been bui that is small enough for use in ga dens or on small farms. ; Travel on the railroads is increa ing. There’s nothing the America public gets used to so quickly i high prices.—Cleveland Plain Dealer Anyhow, the men between 37 an 46 who laboriously prepared to an wer all the queries the questior naire learned a lot about themselve —Boston Globe. New York Boys Must Register New York, Dec. 3.—Boys in Ne York State between the ages of ! and 19 years are registering to-dr for military training under the mi tary training law. It is estimate that the number of registrants w total 200,000. Every boy will get certificate assigning him to an armor or school, where drills will tal place. Without such a card a b< cannot work or go to schools, and he has decided to do nothing he w be arrested as a vagrant on the ant loafing law. The training will tal up one-half hour a week. ^ NEW TO-DAY SUMMONS In the District Court ot the Third Judic District of the State of Nevada in and foi the County of Eureka Joseph D. Smith, vs. Mary Billups Smith. The State of Nevada sends greeting to sa defendant, Mary Billups Smith. You are hereby summoned to appeal' in i action commenced against you as defends by Joseph D, Smith, as plaintiff, in the If trict Court of the Third Judicial District the State of Nevada, Eureka County, at ti town of Eureka, and answer the complai therein, which is on file with theclerk of the si court, within ten days after the service on y of this Summons (exclusive of the day ot s vice) if served in said county, or twenty d* if served out of said county, but within t District and in all other cases forty days, judgment by default will be taken agau you, according to the prayer of said complai This action is brought to recover ajudgme dissolving the bonds of . matrimony existi between you and the plaintiff. . Dated this 10th day of October, A. 1918 R. McCHARLES, Clerk of the said Cou E. C. Plummer, Attorney for plaintiff. First publication December 7, 1918. Subscribe for the Sentinel.