CARSON CITY DAILY APPEAL, MONDAY, APRIL 23, 1917
The Carson City Daily Appeal
PUBLISHED EVERY EVENIXO, EXCEPT SUNDAY, BY THE NEVADA
Entered as Matter of the Second Class at the Postoffice at Carson City, Nevada,
under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879
T. D. VAN DEVORT - - Editor and Manager
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Carson City Daily Appeal is the roal live advertising medium of this section as
evidenced by its carrying a larger amount of advertising than any paper in the city
MONDAY EVENING APRIL 23, 1917
LET THE WATER COMPANY SHOW A LITTLE PATRIOTISM
In these days of retrenchment, when everylKdy, in view of impending
danger and possible food shortage, is doing his utmost to save and conserve
and also at the suggestion of state and government authorities is asked to put
out every available foot of land to garden and fruit, is it not rather presump
tuous for a water company, whose product and support are absolutely indis
pcnsilile in the accomplishment of the things to be desired, to demand that their
rates of service be increased? Yet this is one of the conditions that exists
in Carson City today.
The water company, which probably no single year has ever gone behind
a dollar in giving service to the people of Carson, last year fell off a little in
its average dividends because it spent quite a little money in making certain
needed improvements. Taking that as its predication it has gone before the
Public Service Commission and asked a very material increase in rates.
Under normal conditions, in times when people were making money, when there
was no danger as now of being called upon by government to pay tribute on
hundreds of daily necessities, and when it appears there is a general inclination
on the part of the people to plant and raise garden truck in order to cut down
household expenses, but are prohibited from so doing by increased cost of
water, there might be some reason for the company's action. But making their
demand at this inauspicious moment, when a wave of patriotism is making its
way over the entire country, and when the people generally are preparing for
all kinds of sacrifices, it comes with ill-grace and poor judgment to insist on
the demands made.
STAYING AT HOME
Jane Addams wants the professional pacifists formed into an exempted
list, excused from war because they do not believe in war. When the Quakers
held such views from religious convictions there was some reason for excusing
them, as long as there were enough others to go. But the greatest of the
Quaker poets, Whittier, did not scorn to use his powers of song to celebrate
the deeds of those who went to the front and fought for human liberty in the
Jane Addams is fundamentally wrong. The pacifists should take pot luck
with the rest, when it comes to the draft for services, and for that reason the
draft is better than the volunteer system, for it makes it possible for all to
render the services that may be required. Let it not be made true that the
men of virile fighting blood, the true blooded patriots, do all the fighting to
save the national household for the pacifists to enjoy its blessings. It is not
well that they all stay at home and continue to breed their kind, for we might
get too many of that kind for the nation to give virile expression to its life.
We can endure a few, especially among the women like Jane Addams, but we
do not want too many of them that is, if by a pacifist we understand one who
is so meek that he would let a spiked heel be placed upon his neck without a
protest and, may be, with a "thank you" to his oppressors. A virile human
being should have only one cheek to be smitten and he should allow no one
to smite that more than once hardly once. Goldfield Tribune.
Eagle brand fresh oysters by the
can; extra fine and large.
Kelley & Lindsey.
MIGHT BE FOLLOWED IN THIS STATE
The state commissioner of education of New York has fixed April 26 as
the day upon which President Wilson's war message to congress shall be read
in the public schools. He has directed also that patriotic exercises, closing
with the singing of "The Star Spangled Banner," be held in connection with
the reading. He says :
"It is peculiarly fitting that this day be chosen, for it is the anniversary
of the historic day in the year 1777 when Lafayette embarked at Bordeaux to
come to America to offer in a spirit of unselfish devotion and self-sacrifice his
services, his fortune, and if need be his life, to the cause of liberty in our own
land. It is essential that all keep clearly in mind and deep in their conscious
ness the purposes, devoid of selfish motives or desires for aggrandizement,
which have led us as a people to enter this war, purposes that have had noble
expression through this message of our president, who was for many years
himself a teacher."
APPROVES OF APPOINTMENT
The piesi throughout the state almost unanimously Approves of the ap
pointments Governor Boyle made for the Tax Commission and in some in
stances he is highly complimented for the judgment he displayed in naming the
new members. Following is an extract from the H-.imbrblt Star, apptoving
the appointment of Mr. Reinhart, and it is typical of the comment of other
"The appointment of Mr. Reinhart of Winnemucca as a member of the Tax
Commission is an especially good selection. He is a business man and banker
of large experience, thoroughly conversant with the conditions in this state, its
resources and general property valuations. Practical, competent men are need
ed on this important commission and no better selection than Mr. Reinhart
could have been made. His appointment is also a long deferred recognition
of the rights of this county to representation in official circles of the state."
APPLIES TO NEVADA, TOO
George H. Hecke, State Horticultural Commissioner of California, who is
an eminently practical as well as shrewdly far-sighted man, sounded an appeal
to the California farmers to "plant, plant, plant," after returning from a con
sultation of the food committee of the state council of defense in Berkeley.
Mr. Hecke predicts the most serious food shortage that the world has ever
known and loils down the reasons to the few following lines which one need
not be an economist to grasp:
"Money will be the most plentiful thing we have, but we cannot eat money.
The time is not far distant when the citizens will be able to buy only a few
pounds of flour, sugar and other necessities of life. Europe depends largely
upon the United States for supplies and the majority of the agricultural pro
ducers of Europe have turned consumers as the result of the war. Little or
nothing has been produced in Europe for the last two years. If peace were
declared tomorrow the people of Europe would have to look to the United
States for the next two or three years for food."
AT WHAT AGE SHOULD THEY MARRY
Authorities seem to be very divided as to what age men and women should
be permitted to marry, judging from the manner in which the mariageable ages
vary in different countries.
In Austria a "man" and "woman" are supposed to be capable of marrying
and conducting a home of their own from the age of 14. In Germany the age
must be at least 18 years. In France the man must be 18 and the woman 14,
and in Belgium the same. In Spain the husband must have passed his four
teenth year and the woman her twelfth. In Greece the man must be at least
fourteen summers and a woman twelve. In Portugal a boy of 14 is considered
marriageable and a woman of 12. In Russia and Saxony a youth must refrain
from matrimony till he is 18 years and the woman until she is 16.
SOME THINGS MOVIES HAVE DONE
They have given the residence section of the cities social centers that have
promoted old time neighlorliness and actually made for better civic ideals.
They have given the common people a state of good music. In fact they have
been the means of furnishing the only musical entertainment worth while
that hundreds of thousands have ever heard.
They are the only means the poor can ever have to enjoy the sightseeing
delights of travel. They bring the ends of the earth to a man's home and
teach him of the world's wonders.
They aid science, art, industry, education, lalor, and they have added largely
to the well being of the masses and to the joy of life.
They have created an absolutely new industrial art employing, inclusive of the
distributing and exhibiting branches, hundreds of thousands of people,
calling into being new vocations, new artistry, new professions.
They are creating slowly but surely a new literature in pictures and they are
'calling back from the past the life, "manners and customs of nations long
since forgotten of all men save alone the learned.
They have sown less of iniquity and more of virtue than any other form of
amusement and their appeal has been worldwide. A Patagonian savage
can understand a picture story while he cannot begin to comprehend a
painting or a group of statuary.
They have rejoiced the heart of the prisoner and brought to his cell the wonders
of the world and pictured lessons of a religious life.
They have taught botany, surgery, horticulture, dairying, bee culture, biology,
history, mathematics, chemistry, psychology and scores of other scientific
subjects better than books or lectures.
They have furnished the masses with the first form of amusement ever devised
combining cheapness, excellence and universal appeal.
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That should convince you
that advertising in these
columns is a profitable
proposition that it will
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other fellow advertises is
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it not be well to give
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To Read Your Ad.
in These Columns ?
Virginia & Truckec Railway
General Offices, Carson City, Nevada
A. M. Ardery, General Manager. E. B. Yerington, G. F. & P. A.
See Route No. 69, Candrian's Guide
Jan. 2, 1917
A rrive CARSON Leave
Leave CARSON Arrive
Arrive VIRGINIA Leave
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Stewart (Indian School
Arrive Minden Leave
T Capital, hilly paid.
Ge t. Wingfield, Pres.
F. M. Lee, Vice-Pre
H. G. Humphrey, V-Pres.
H. C. Ciapp, Cashier
G. B.Spradling, Ast. C'shr.
F. M. Lee
H. G. Humphrey
H. C. Clapp
Chas. J. Rulison
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loan i and do a general banking business. Interest at the rate of 4 per
cent per annum will be paid on time Certificates of Dy posits and Sav
ings Accounts. United States Depository for Postal Savings Funds.
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