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Appeal TO MAKE KNOWN THE RESOURCES OF NEVADA Vol. LIV. 25 Cents Per Week CARSON CITY, NEVADA, TUESDAY, JULY 31, 1917 Five cents per copy No. 175 mm Will Regulate Traffic In Fish Hy I'nited Press SACRAMENTO, July 31. Governor Stephens today reappointed Colonel Harris Weinstock as state market direc tor, simultaneously re-enacting the CONFLICTING STATEMENTS OF ACCIDENT AT NAVY YARD Police Say That Several Men Are Dead and Missing Marine Officer States None Was Killed and Only a Few Hurt, None Seriously By ITnileil Press NEW YORK, July 31. A gang plank at the Prooklyn navy yard over which workmen engaged on the new hattlc ship New Mexico passed in going to lunch, collapsed today, and early police reports said that several were drowned Record Price Is Offered for Oil SAN FRANCISCO, July 31. A high price record for California oil was set this morning. Howard Payne, receiver, auctioned to the General Petroleum company the production of 45,000 har- Young nan Raised In This City Tells of the Good the Army Is Doing Him Eugene I. Pierini, the author of the annexed letter, which was wr;tten from Fort McDowell to Secretary of State George Brodigan, spent his y.uth and grew almost to manhood in this citv. He left here a few years ago and went to San l'rancisco, where he hi'ilt up a good husiness, hut when the call came, he put everything behind him ami joined the colors patriotism came first. His letter to Mr. Brodigan, which is inter esting throughout, follows: "Fort McDowell, July 26, 1017. "Dear Friend: Just a few lines to let you know I am enlisted and ready to do my bit for I'nele Sam. "I enlisted the 20th of June and it is the best thing I've ever done. The spirit of the war is right in a man. It is in every man that -is here. We are all so anxious to be on our way, and give to Uncle Sam the best we have it: us. "I passed my examinations with fly ing colors and was listed as corporal. "Uncle Sam feeds us fine and every thing is so clean. "We have three inoculations of ty phoid germs, ten days apart, and are also vacinated on our enlistment. So .we are being taken care of O. K. "The soldier's life of today is being prepared for any emergency or hard ship that presents itself in the future. The training and drilling is wonderful in developing a man, be he scrawny or fat. Believe me, it is some life. "There is one thing besides world's democracy that this war will accotn- ICM v marketing hill and enlarging the market director's powers through the fish hill, which empowers the director to regulate the huying ami selling of fish. It he comes effective this date. and missing. The navy yard command ant, however, denied the police state ment ami said none was drowned. Ad miral Usckcr's aide announced that "none was drowned and none seriouslv hurt. The police have nothing to do with the navy yard; their information is not official." rels monthly from the Spreckles and Annex companies in the Midway dis trict at a premium of 30 to 36 cents per harrel. The premium will he added to the market price as the oil is delivered. plish, and that is, the betterment of the human race, both physically and men tally, for future generations. The armv teaches men to live clean and be prompt ' and take proper care of themselves. j "In the last gem-rations the living conditions were gradually degrading' and it was, in some cases, not safe for ! some men to have homes. j "I've .seen many men turned away, ' down-hearted because they could not 1 pass, as they were physically unfit. ! "Some men here who hadn't had a bath in years, are just as anxious for their shower every day as the man who has been used to them. That is one of the many things I've noticed. ! "I suppose that a great many of my; school chums were drafted. Just tell ( tnem tor me that it is a good cause we are fighting for; that Uncle- Sam treats his soldiers fine and that 1 think it is wonderful. They will also think so af ter they are in. . "We are so anxious to go to the front that wc scan the bulletin boards daily to see when we leave. "I am in the Tenth Engineers and leave for Fort Leavenworth the 5th of August, then to France. . ' "I will write you often and tell you of the news as I travel. 1 "I am enjoying the best of health and have gained ten pounds since I '.have been here. "Hoping you and yours are enjoying the best of health. My best fishes. "Your sincere friend, -"GENE." IB MB 1 BOTH BRITISH REPORT CONSIDERABLE GAINS First Named Out Of Their Trenches at 3:40 This Morning and In Rush Capture Their Objective and Take Many Prisoners ! It v I'nited Press LONDON, July 31. England and France started the heginning of the fniirth year of war with joint success ful offensives. The British, with a few Erench reserves helping, swept forward in Flanders beyond the Messines ridge, while the French gained over a mile front along the Chemin des Dames, fol lowing days of violent artillery duell ing, pronounced the most powerful of Hy I'nited Press TOKIO, July 31. Anarchists at Viatka station, Siberia, attempted to wreck and burn the train carrying Elihu Root, head of the American mission to Russia, travelers arriving here report. As the train entered Siberia the bridges ahead were burned, delaying the train thirty hours. As Root was about to start again anarchists fired the Viatka station and storehouses, the blaze ill! MT HAS HMUW GSCVE War Council Appropriates Money for Relief of The Red Cross War Council has ap propriated $300,000 to he expended in July for relief work in the near east, through the American committee for Armenian anil Syrian Relief. The Red Cross will appropriate a like amount for each of the five remaining months of this year if the work of the committee is not sufficiently hampered by the Turk ish government to make further grants inadvisable. The American committee is the only organization outside of the Red Cres cent, (controlled by the Turkish govern ment) which is allowed to administer relief in certain portions of the Turk ish empire. Its field of operations in cludes not only Asia and those portions of Armenia and Syria that are in the Ottoman Empire, but it also includes a large section of Armenia now domi nated by the Russian .army, as well as the Russian Caucasus, Persia, Meso potamia and portions of Egypt and Macedonia, into which refugees, Ar menian, Syrian and Greek have fled in large numlers. With the exception of the work being done by the Jewish re lief committee, the American committee is the only agency organized for afford ing relief in this great area. The making of this appropriation by the" Red Cross is in accord with the policy of the Red Cross to co-operate with relief agencies in the theater of war to the end that there shall be the utmost aid afforded, while overlapping of effort is as far as possible avoided. The appropriation is made uporr appli cation of James I. Barton, chairman AND FRENCH the war. General llaig announced the opening of the Flanders hattle this morning hy opening hisdaily report with the simple statement : "Fighting has started in Flanders." The British leap ed from their trenches at 3:40 this morning, "capturing all the first. objec tives;" attaining "satisfactory progress" and taking "a considerahle nuniher of prisoners," the announcement reads. Fierce fighting continues. The total British advance was ahotit a mile. spreading to the railway coaches there. The lire destroyed three trains and threatened Root's train. The travelers said that after the coaches at the sta tion began to burn the blazing cars were shoved to windward of Root's train, so the wind carried the flames against the cars the Americans oc cupied. The engineer of Root's train kept hacking away from the flaming coaches and thus it escaped. Destitute Armenians and C. V. Vickrey, secretary, respective ly, of the American committee for Armenian and Syrian relief, and, alter investigation, is thoroughly approved by the Red Cross committee on co-operation, of which Judge Robert S. Lovett is chairman. The appeal to the Red Cross for aid estimated that there are 2,000,0000 peo ple in Western Asia whose death can be prevented only by direct and con tinued help from this American com mittee. Theste people have been exiled from their homes and are in regions wtiere sell support is practically im possible. From one town alone there is a call to provide for 10,000 fatherless children. The estimated number of orphans in another district is given by the American consul as 40,000. In the entire field the number of orphaned children is estimated to run into the hundreds of thousands. In the Caucausus, the American com mittee has found it imperative to pro vide employment for women, many of whom have lost their husbands, their children and all their material jiosses sions. These women take wmiI in the rough and make it into garments for other destitute. While it is true that the larger part of the American committee's relief has been given to Christians, this has not been because they, were Christians, but rather because they were residing under Moslem rule that were first to suffer. Of the Armenians alone, nearly a million were massacred or driven to death in 1915, and the remainder of the MffWI Second Class Will Be Examined Early Hy United Press tjon the second class of 775.700 men WASHINGTON, July 31. Provost wol,i,i j,e caliC(l fir examination. The Marshal General Crowder today an- date will be early in August. This class nounced that seven days after the first will be combed for men to fill the places draft quota had completed its examina- of those exempted in the first class. AMERICA 18 BENDING ALL HER EHESfOR VICTORY Secretary Baker and Department Officials Point Out What United States Has Accomplished Big Burden Will Fall On This Country (Hy I'nited Press WASHINGTON. July 31. Officials, including Secretary l'.aker, in discussing America's war work, declared that dur ing the fourth year of the war America would he among the military leaders, backing up the ptesident's and Secre tary Lansing's declarations that unless America does her part the war will end in a miserable peace. Raker declared that America is now doing "noble work" and pointc-d out that an American army Enlarged Whiskey ll!y I'nited Press WASHINGTON, July 31. The sen ate finance committee today agreed to revenue bill amendments surtaxing cor "The Victoria Cross" . Tonight's Attraction Tonight at the Grand, a pleasing Paramount program will be the offer ing, featuring the famous Lasky star, I,ou Tellegen, supported by an all-star cast, including Cleo Ridgley, who is ca;t in a part well suited to her beauty and ability, and Sessue Hayakawa, the great Japanese actor. The picture is a prominent dramatic masterpiece founded upon the great Sepoy rebellion of 1857, "The Victoria Cross," the Lasky com pany has an unusually artistic film, beautifully staged and photographed. The picturesque atmosphere of India is pleasing both to the eye and to the imagination, and it has been visualized with great realism through the use of many elaborate sets representing both exteriors and interiors. Also Victor Moore, the peerless commedian in a crackerjack comedy en titled, "Moving." Hot Wave Continues ( It v I'nited Press NEW YORK, July 31. The hot wave continues throughout the country. Scores of prostrations and several deaths have been reported. race within Turkish dominions were deported from their homes into the de sert regions where self supiort was im possible. Since then approximately 500,000 Greeks, who formerly resided in prosperous villages south of the l'lack Sea, have been deported in simi lar manner and are now destitute and helpless. is in France with engineers and forest ers; aviators are being sent there; 10,000,000 nun have been registered; the regular army has been increased three fold and the militia doubled, giving an active army of over 500,000. The de partments are workirtg iut an aircraft program; the reserve camps are making officers and big cantonments are under construction. lie said these showed that America is bending all her energies for victor v. Tax On and Beer porations 2 per cent, increasing sur taxes on incomes over $15,000, raising the distilled spirits tax $1 per gallon and the beer tax 50 cents a barrel. Much Interest Centers In Paving Operations Much interest centered this morning in the first working of the '"Patch mixer" of the Mac Donald people in th construction of the "header curb" along the tracks of the Virginia and Truckee railway at the crossing of Carson street. This gasoline driven machine per forms in a moment what it iormcrly took men hours to do in the prepara tion of the cement and is so constructed that it distributes it along the trenches prepared for its reception. This being the first real work per formed in the actual laying of the curbing or pavement a large gathering of interested citizens was about -the machine during most of the day, watch ing the work as conducted by Superin tendent Gavin and his crew and the minute and painstaking inspection of the mixing of the several batches as performed by Engineer Morser for the citv. Tonopah Weekly Output The Tonopah I'elmont sent to the mill 27-14 tons, Tonopah Mining 1800 tons, Tonopah Extension 23X0 tons, Jim Putler 800 tons. West End V87 tons. North Star 55 tons and Cash Boy 55 tons, making the total production for the week X)7y torn, the estimated value being $158,882. This valuation is cal culated on the gross milling value of the ore. Miner. rni Mrs. W. E. Wallace left on the morn ing motor for a short visit with her daughter in Sparks.