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TO MAKE KNOWN THE RESOURCES OF NEVADA VOL. LVL 25 cents per week CARSON CITY, NEVADA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1919 Five cents per copy No. 118 on Larson Do y any Appeal. FttS 6 a Natich Must Pause In Its 'Spending Orgy,' Says Congressman IBt United Press WASHINGTON, Sept. 16. The federal treasury already faces a deficit of $3,500,000,000 for the present fiscal year, Chairman Good, of the house ap propriation committee declared today in warning the nation to pause and con sider existing obligations before launch ing any new programs. He recom- mended that President Wilson appoint j a national finance officer with complete oversight of governmental expenditures, so that economy might be practiced to the limit by the government. He added that the high cost of living cannot be reduced while the government continues its "spending orgy." He said that InUofMWs Auburn was host yesterday to numer- j "belt" organization comprising dtlc ous delegates who gathered at that point J 8ates rom every place on both branches from Northern California and Western ' the Lincoln Highway to promote Nevada to discuss road matters. A j travel in all directions. wholesouled reception was tendered the j visitors and after luncheon at the fam ous old Freeman hotel the business ses sion commenced. The primary object of the meeting was to speed up the work of improving that section of the Lincoln Highway be . tween Auburn and the Nevada line. Under the recent bond act $1,000,000 is provided for the work and it is the am bition of the Auburn boosters to have the work done as soon as possible. The California Highway department has been handicapped by lack of contractors and inability to dispose of the bonds authorized. However, it was promised that no time would be lost in geting the work underway. Numerous speakers from Nevada and California discussed the good roads problem from all angles and it was agreed that the meeting was productive of much good and that something defin ite will result. The utmost harmony prevailed between all sections, and a movement was started to perfect a Written for the United States School The Stones the Devvdrops Told Part II, Dolly Learns Why Seeds Obey Did you ever think, said the fairy queen, "how strange it would be if you could not know what kind of a plant would come up when you put a seed into the ground?" "Why, they have to come up right," said Doll-. ' "They wouldn't unless they obeyed what they were told to do. Suppose you planted a grain of corn and an onion should come up or a potato or even a weed, perhaps?" "I never thought about that," said Dolly, who had heard her brothers. Bob and Billy, talking about the United States School Garden army. "Do you think you could have a gar den if you had to take a chance on very seed you planted? You know when you plant a grain of corn that the corn fairy will bring up a beautiful, tall stalk of corn. You know when you put one of the 'Seven-eyes' into the ground that you will have a potato plant. They lo what they have been taught to do; they obey like good soldiers." "But who tells them what to do." "Do you know who is the highest of ficer in the army?" "Oh, yes the general." ffllOE ii If) b while the average government peace time expenditure was $1,000,000,000 an nually, the total government require ments outside of the present urgency deficiency bill to be asked for during the fiscal year will be nearly $11,000, 000.000, with revenues for the fiscal year of $7,tXJO.OtA,G0O. He said the high cost of living was due to the following causes: Doubling the amount ot the circulating medium ; increased prices to meet increased costs of production; de creased labor efficiency, and the wage scale in some industries increasing 100 per cent. Labor, he said, was only 60 . . , , . , .per cent as efficient as before the war. j per It was announced that another con vention would be called by the Reno Commercial club late next month and that delegates from all sections would be asked to attend to discuss road and travel conditions in their larger aspects. The Auburn boosters are awake to their opportunities and will keep at the job buntil their objects are attained. Several committees were appointed to study different phases of subjects brought to the attention of the conven tion, and will report at the Reno gath ering. A feature of the proceeding was the lack of any attempt to introduce sec tional feeling, every delegate seeming to realize that only by co-operation can various communities hope to derive any lasting benefit from the big movement under way in every locality to improve road and travel conditions. The Auburn meeting was a success in every partic ular and a better understanding of the problems of every community will grow out of the meeting. Garden Army, Department of the Interior "And then come other officers col onels, majors, captains, and so on. Now, the good soldier, when his officer gives him an order, does not say, 'Did the general tell me to do this?' He just goes on ar.d docs it, because he knows it is an order from headquarters. The seeds are like good soldiers. They obey orders and do what they have been trained to do." "But how do they know what orders are?" "Seeds are like animals, Utile Dolly. They have some ways of knowing things that we cannot find out. Do you remember when you moved here?" "Oh, yes; it was only last year. We came here so we could have a garden." "Do you remember how old Maria MacDougal acted?" TU ...net W. l,. i i wm, jw. "iuuk"i "c m nniUPAjl 1 ii IT t-t .1 1 . . . -.1. "iRvi it, nit wut sue miii away. "Where did she go ?" ? "Why, she went back to the old house. It took her two days to get there. I cried and cried and Fatherbob said he was sure we would find her at the old house. So we went back there ever so many times. At last she did come back. Mii lia ( Relief Trains Being Rushed Into Texas' Devastated Districts By United Press! HOUSTON, Tex., Sept. 16. A relief train bearing nurses, doctors, medicine and food left for the Corpus Christi dis trict this morning. The relief party will journey into the storm area by auto. Dispatches say that 126 bodies have been recovered from the bay in the Cor pus Christi district. Many Still Missing By United Press DALLAS, Sept. 16. At least fifteen bodies have been recovered from the bay at Corpus Christi, following Sun- rlav'c trrmint ct Arm Tiftv- 9rp micclnfr ." , , . n . '. The property damage in Lorpus Christi ,. . . . , . ,w rv r. uisinci is csnmaicu ai j,wu,uou. n is unconfirmedly reported that 120 bodies were recovered last night from the bay. Relief supplies are being rushed into the stricken area from Laredo, San An tonio and other points. Aransas Pass and Rockport report light casualties, but heavy damage. Port Aransas was practically destroyed when the tidal wave inundated Mustang Island. There is heavy property damage at Browns ville. At Galveston the damage wras slight owing to the seawall. At Least 1,000 Drowned AUSTIN, Sept. 16. At least 1,000 ' 9$ Ms lip Bv United Press! MARTINEZ, Sept 16. Brand Singh and Dutton Singh were found dead on Jersey Island in the Sacramento delta. It is believed they were killed during a battle of rival gangs of Hindu garden ers. Brand was shot and Button stab bed. Tender Pershing Thanks for Victory Bv United Press WASHINGTON, Sept. 16. The house and senate today adopted a joint resolution tendering Genral Pershing the thanks of the American people for j victory. Congressman chall of Minn- States. He said that Wilson and Hitch esota cast the only dissenting vote. cock were i,oth strong adherents fur Change Plans for San Francisco By United Tress MEDFORD, Ore.. Sept. 16. Presi dent Wilson shook hands with the crowds here and at Grants Pass. Throngs gathered at every station along She was dirty and hungry." "Then what did you do." "We brought her back in the basket and kept her sliut up in tnc Dasement ... . ..". t a while.' lhen she stayed. "Could you have found your way back to the old house alone?" "Oh, no. It is ever so far." "How do you suppose a cat did it?" "I don't know." "Something in Maria something that we call 'instinct' told her where to go j In the seeds there is something like that. They know what they are told to do and they do it. They never disobey, and they always tell the truth." "Tell the truth?" said Dolly, laugh ing. "What do you mean?" "I mean just that. If you could not believe the seeds you wouldn't have much of a garden. Don't you remember what I said about planting a corn seed and knowing a corn stalk would come up?" "Oil, of course. I see. How awful it would be if we couldn't believe the seeds. Just think, if I should plant a a johnny -jump-Up seed and a Poison ! . ivy should come up ' v-. . . . . uoiiy hau a very sad memory of bringing home some pretty shiny leaves last summer. "I see you know what I mean. So when you say the seeds do not have to obey, you are wrong. They are the most obedient things in the world. And they do not ask foolish questions about 'why should I obey?' They know that there bodies, are strewn along the shores of Nueces and Corpus Christi bays, ac cording to a telegram the governor re ceived from Brigadier General Wel ters of the National Guard. 100 Dead at Corpus Christi By United Press Austin, Sept. 16. At least 100 are dead in the Corpus ChriSti district, ac cording to Mayor Sparks' information. Rescuers in boats rescued seventy-five persons from the floating debris this morning. The town of Port Aransas js completely demolished. There were scores of thrilling rescues, including heroism by the wounded soldiers from the army convalescent camp. Two hun dred and fifty of the injured are in hos pitals. There are no lights and gas, fresh water and food are short. Rescue was hampered by boats being washed far inland or wrecked. Brigadier Gen eral Marshall and a trainload of sup plies hav left Brownsville. Marshall is to assume command. Seven army air planes left San Antonio today to search the keys for marooned survivors. Re ports to Houston say that more than 200 bodies have been recovered in the Corpus Christi district. to the Minute the route. A deer was put aboard at one station. The plans for San Fran cisco have been changed. There will be no review of pupils of the schools at the civic center by the president and he will not speak at a luncheon tomorrow. Sherman Spouting Again tBy United Press WASHINGTON, Sept. 16. Senator Sherman declared in the senate today that President Wilson and his echoes in the senate repeatedly changed position on the foreign policy of the United neutrality in European quarrels, de manding that the United States keep out of them at the time the Lusitania was sunk, while now they are seeking to commit the nation to the exactly op posite policy. BEFORE FEDERAL COURT The Federal court was occupied yes- , terday hearing an application for a new trial by the plaintiff in the case of Law rence Devencenzi versus the Reno Pow er, Light and Water company. Through the failure of the defendant to supply sufficient irrigation the plaintiff claims to have suffered big losses a couple of years ago and sued for damages, and when the case was tried last spring the jury awarded him judgment in the sum of $500. Not satisfied with this award the ap plication for a new trial follows. After argument by both sides Judge Farring ton took the case under advisement. George Green represented the plaint iff and Prince Hawkins the defendant, Green's contention was that his client was entitled to all the damages claim ed or none at all. E. D. Gavin, interested in a number of road projects and contracts in the western part of the state, was an arrival on the morning train from Reno. Latest telegraphic news in the Appeal. is a great and wise Power that has taught them just what to do. All they have to bother about is to follow or ders." "I see what you mean," said Dolly, quite soberly. And I believe she did. To be continued UNO President Declines to Receive San Francisco Labor Committee By United Press SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16. An drew Gallagher, chairman of the labor committee, received a telegram from President Wilson today stating that he would not see any more labor delega- I Hons. Gallagher had wired to the pres- dent requesting an audience for San H. C L Hits Japan and Living Goes Up By Ralph II. Turner, United Press staff correspondent. NEW YORK, Sept. 16. Out in Jap an, the time was and not so long ago, either when the foreign resident could live like a food profiteer on an income that wouldn't maintain parlor, bedroom and bath in the "states." A clap of the hands speedily brought forth a retinue of servants whose ag gregate salary would scarcely supply Coney Island money for a New York "domestic." A monthly rental of $20 to $50 obtained a house roomy enough to accommodate two or three families of American apartment dwellers. And the food bill, including afternoon tea and generous entertaining for the rest of the "colony," would just about settle for the butter and eggs at the corner groc ery in this country. But now ! Japan, like every other civilized land, has been struck head-on by the high cost of existing. Roderic C. Penfield, American repre sentative of the World Salesman, pub lished in Yokohama, who has just re turned, from the Mikado's domain, told today how high prices have hit that country. "Distress in Japan is all the deeper," Penfield said, "and official alarm all the keener, because of the wide gap which was spanned when prices jumped to the present level, almost equalling costs in the United States. "It is predicted that the high cost of living will cause even greater trouble in Japan this fall than occurred a year ago, when the leading cities were the scene of serious food riots. The rice shortage already has begun to assume a threatening aspect. There is scarcely iny. reserve stock in Korea, most of it having been sent to Siberia to supply the Japanese army. "The Koreans, moreover, have plant ed much less rice than usual, arguing ihat whatever the size of the crop, the Japanese government will commandeer it at low prices. The Chinese, also, are hesitating to export rice to Japan, feel ing they will need it themselves. "The government has prepared meas ures against hoarding and profiteering. but so far they seem to have had no ef fect. "Servants, who, because of their low wages, always have offered foreign resi dents an advantage over life in Amer ica, are now demanding nearly twice their former pay. Through their guild, they are able to enforce many of their demands. In one - case an American family, because it owned an automo bile, was ordered to employ a man ser vant instead of a woman. It was held that if the family could maintain a mo tor car, it could afford to pay a man's wages. "House rents have gone up from one third to one-half. Coal is about $14 a ton, kerosene is 50 cents a gallon and gasoline is about $1 a gallon. "Custom-made silk shirts, which in the old days were the supreme delight of the American tourist at $4 or $5 apiece, now cost from $7 to $10. "And rikisha fares no longer will a coolie pull you all over town for half a l! Mi Francisco labor. Gallagher said that labor will insist on the meeting, declar ing it was entitled to an audience with the president on matters it considers important. The committee planned to question the president in regard to the Irish question, the Mooney case and the release of conscientious objectors. dollar. 'Shorter hours, higher 'pay and lighter loads' is the slogan today of the rikisha men's union." Laundry, according to Penfield, is the only remaining item of cheapness in Japan. "It was somewhat of a jolt," he said, "to learn when I reached San Francisco that I must pay 35' cents to have a silk shirt laundered and 75 cents for a dress shirt. In Japan the standing price was 4 cents a garment, whether it was a cot ton undershirt or a dress shirt with 'boiled' bosom.' MAKING ARRANGEMENTS TO RECEIVE PRESIDENT With reference to the coming of Pres ident Wilson to Nevada, Monday, Sep tember 22d, Mayor Stewart of Reno yesterday gave out the following official statement : "The presidential party will be offi cially received at the train by Governor Boyle, Mayor Stewart, William Wood burn, C. S. Chandler, Charles S. Knight. Mrs. Boyle, Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Knight. Parade will move down Vir ginia street to Front, on Front to Cen ter, on Center to Second, on Second to Sierra, on Sierra to First, on First to theater. Streets on which parade is to pass will be kept clear of vehicles and people from curb to curb, by 100 -ser- ' vice men under command of Lieutenant Maulsbury, commander of the Amtri- can Legion. "The president's party will be escort ed by uniformed reserve officers and service men of the American Legion. The first car will be occupied by Presi dent and Mrs. Wilson, Governor Boyle I and Mayor Stewart; the second car by special officers and stenographers; the third car by secretary to the president, Mr. Woodburn, Rear Admiral Grayson Mrs. Boyle and Mrs. Stewart; other cars by Mr. Chandler, Mr. and Mrs. Knight and members of the presidential party. The general reception commit tee will receive on the stage of the Rialto theater. "The parade will be led by police de tail followed by band, which will be just ahead of the president's auto." The committee has decided that ad mission to the theater will be by ticktt. A certain number will be allotted to points outside of Reno and the remain der will be distributed to applicants by a committee consisting of Mayor Stew art, William Woodburn, John Kunz. II. J. Humphrey and R. M. Chaplin. Tick ets will be ready for distribution any tit" after 0 a. m. Thursday, September 17ih. TEACHERS' RECEPTION The reception to the school teachers this (Tuesday) evening will be held in Leisure Hour hall from 8 o'clock on. A good program will be given and then everyone will have an opportunity to meet the teachers and welcome them to our midst. Everyone is welcome, and while the reception is held under the auspices of the Parents' and Teachers' association, it is a community reception. Be on hand and do your part. oo , Subscribe for the Appeal.