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sob City Da ily Appeal. (bar TO MAKE KNOWN THE RESOURCES OF NEVADA VOL. LVI. 25 cents per week CARSON CITY, NEVADA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1919 Five cents per copy No. 219 ton at it M f Items lr teistew Victims of Texas Floods In Need of Food and Clothing (Br United Press SINTON, Texas, Sept. 17. There are over 250 dead from Sunday's gulf tidal wave, Mayor Sparks of Sintnn esti mates, figuring the dead of Corpus Christi, Neuces Bay, Aranza Fass and vicinity. Ten bodies are held here. Burials are now starting in all these districts. Little looting is reported by the soldiers who are assisting the relief workers. Corpus Christi puts the death list at 197 and the property damage at from $10,000,000 to $15,000,000 in the five devastated counties. The bodies were recovered in groups at many points. Regular trains arrived last night arid the ing in sanitation measures and burying the live stock. The ' rain last night crippled the work. Many bodies are so mutilated and covered with oil it is im possible to recognize even their race. Nearly all the local undertaker's coffins were washed away and the dead are be in? buried in wooden boxes. Financial Aid Needed COPUS CHRISTI, Sept. 17. Finan cial aid is neded immediately. "We need the aid of all who can help," is the ap peal former Mayor Brown sent through the United Press for the fivf flooded counties. Regular soldiers and Nation- Investigation Shows Wide Dissimi larity of Assessments In Various Counties of Nevada During the past week the State Board practically made up by the normal in- ran -Arrives I Gotta fflte al Guardsmen are in complete control. work of helping 3,000 (Three relief trains brought 4.000 refu- homeless people has started. Tents are j gees food and clothing, housing the refugees. Soldiers are help- ' ing. It is now rain- Hon Tlif li 1 II IBy United Press WASHINGTON, Sept. 17. The mid dle west is aflame with opposition to an unamended covenant, Senator Borah declared today on his return here. This demonstration of Americanism in the middle west is filling treaty advocates with fear. "That's why they want to rush the treaty through the senate. They are afraid the tide is sweeping the country," the senator declared. li uuy vnao rwuui HENDERSON HAEBOR, N. Y., Sept. 17. Secretary Lansing is now the central figure in the peace treaty be cause of the Bullett testimony before the foreign committee. He is here just fishing, he explained to the United Press and will continue so for the pres ent. of Equalization got down to business in earnest. The board made up as it is, of representatives from the seventeen counties of the state, is said to be the strongest and most progressive that has convened at the Capitol in many years. The members are perhaps the best in formed officials we have on the state's resources and the difficult question of taxation. By their official tuterances and action before the board thus far there is every reason to believe that they appreciate tht-ir obligation to the I people, and that they have been selected and are now sitting as representative state officers for the purpose of exer cising fairly and without fear or favor their highly important function of an imal tax equalization as between indi viduals, as between classes of property, and as between counties. Taxpayers, and in fact all who are interested in the question of equalization should either appear before the board or submit by letter their complaints and suggestions for the attention and assistance of this important department of government at this time. On Tuesday. September 9th, the de tails of the state budget of expenses, which is a tabulation of the appropria- j tions made by the state legislature for the year 1919, :wr review4Uand fully discussed by the members of the board. The proportion of said budget to be raised from taxation for the state general-fund was found to amount to $675, 674, and when computed at the state rate applicable, it was lound that an as sessment valuation of $210,000,000 would be required if ,3 per cent, which has heretofore been carried to cover de linquencies, were included. In this be lief, it was agreed, upon suggestion from Governor Boyle, that the amount to cover delinquencies might be reduc ed from 3 to 1 per cent and thus a total assessment valuation for the year 1919 of $205,000,000 was adopted as the amount necessary for equalization pur poses. As compared with this it was found that there had been brought in by the assessors upon the tax rolls from I the different counties of the state a to- , tal assessment valuation ot approxi mately $198,000,000. The rolls of the j various counties must, therefore, be in creased in the amount of $7,000,000 by process of equalization of property val- Tremendous Ovation Maries His Entrance"Into San Francisco T ! . j 1 t 1 .I uansing nas not yet aeciaea wnatuations as bctwcen individuals, classes of nronertv. and counties, in order to is ratified or after-! ke said reqmred total of $205,- when the treaty- wards. It is an open secret that Lans ing once threatened to resign in Paris. Hers Ms Up to the flute By United Press HERMOSA BEACH, Calif., Sept. 17. Brigadier General James Bell died here this morning. He was a veteran of .the Civil and-Spanish wars and took part in many Indian campaigns. He " was 81 years of age. Nine Game Series to Begin October 9th By United Press CHICAGO, Sept. 17. It was definite ly announced today that the champions of the American association will play a nine-game series with the Pacific Coast champions al Los Angeles, beginning October 8th, for the world minor league championship. coin and addressed a luncheon party. He asserted the treaty was not based on Wilson's fourteen points. All the bel ligerents except the United States are benefitted. Pershiag Led, Then Reviewed Parade IB r United Press WASHINGTON. Sept. 17. In the parade today General Pershing led and lhen reviewed the 1st division, the last of the twenty-nine combat units to leave Kurope. ' Johnson In Omaha By United Press OMAHA, Sept. 17. Senator . Hiram Johrfson stopped here enroute to Lin- Wrath of People Compel Conviction By United Press ALBANY, N. Y., Forecasting the conviction of the Chicago packers under j j the criminal clause of the Sherman act, Attorney General Palmer today declar ed in a speech here that the story of the Chicago packers would amaze America and that the wrath of the peo ple would compel their conviction. Drug Fiend Charged With Murder By United Press MATIN EZ, Sept. 17. Harry Elliott has been charged with the murder of Jospeh JJinetti of Pittsburg, found mur dered iff his auto near that town; Police say that Elliott is a drug fiend and told many conflicting stries as to his whereabouts. OOO.COO. A special committee was appointed, comprising Commissioner Gillson and Assessors Weathers and Ingalls, which reported that there was a loss in the assessment valuation compared with the 1918 assessments as follows : In Churchill, $71,428, due to reduc tion in operations of the sugar factory and loss in licenses. In Clark county, $112,810, due to loss in licenses and to the abandonment of the Las Vegas & Tonopah railroad. In Douglas county, $1,674, due to loss in sheep valuations. In Eureka county, $53,334 from asses sor's valuation of 1918, due to loss in licenses and recommendation of state card of 1918 as to land value assess ments. In Esmeralda county, $341,228, due to loss in licenses, livestock values and bullion taxes. In Mineral and Pershing counties, $185,158, due to loss in licenses, merchandise stocks, live stock, mining property and bullion taxes. In Nye county, $27,427, due to loss in licenses, bullion taxes and the creases brought in by other counties, leaving the valuation approximately the same s in 1918, namely, $198,000,000. Thereafter, there was brought into consideration the question of equalizing the assessment valuation of land, as dis tinguished from other classes of prop erty in Lyon county, Churchill County and Douglas county by the assessor of Lyon county, who pointed out that the average assessment valuation of all lands in Lyon county was $20.17 per acre and $23.40 in Churchill county; whereas in Douglas county the average assessment valuation of land was only $9.79. He contended that the lands of Douglas county were certainly not less in value than those of Lyon and Church ill counties and that, therefore, said lands were grossly under assessed. After rather extended discussion, mo don was made and a committee of ihree, comprising the assessors of Ly i, Pershing ami Churchill counties, was lppointed and authorized to make an examination of the lands in Douglas county, after which the committee vould report back to the board as a whole its conclusion as to the similarity of the actual value of the lands within said counties, and make such recom mendation as it might consider just and proper as to what valuation should re placed upon Douglas county lands in order to bring about equalization be tween the counties of Churchill, Lyon and Douglas. The motion provided that ten representative ranches of the county be taken from the roll and that the name of each should be placed in a hat. from which the first two drawn by a disinterested party would be taken by the committee for inspection, in or der to avoid singling out any particular ranch for attention. This procedure was followed and the ranches of Charles Ful stone and William Dressier were drawn and inspected by the com mittee. The committee reported back after said investigation and, by com parison of the assessment valuation of the lands in Douglas county with those of Lyon and Churchill counties, reach ed the conclusion that the said county's average assessment was entirely too low and that it should, upon the average, be increased somewhere between 33 and 50 per cent in order to produce just and proper equalization as between the afore said counties. Among other things, it was contended that the arable lands of Douglas county, assessed at $4.50 per acre, were of equal or higher grade than those in Churchill and Lyon coun ties, where the assessment valuation of $12.14 in Churchill and of $14.70 per acre in Lyon county is carried. From the discussion following the committee report, it was made to ap pear that the arable lands in Douglas county had a fair average minimum value of perhaps not less than $20.00 per acrei and that the owners of such lands were reluctant to turn them in to By United Press SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 17. From the time of President Wil son's arrival at Oakland, where he was met and greeted by Governor Stephens, Mayor Rolph and General Liggett and others, the welcom ing din was constant. At Goat Island the guns boomed a presidential salute. Market street was lined with frenzied erowds, shouting, ring ing cow-bells and throwing flowers, etc. President Wilson smiled continually. There was no disorder anywhere. The presidential party was escorted by cavalry from the civic center, where the parade was viewed by the school children,to the St. Frances hotel. After attending a luncheon given at. the Palace hotel by the women of Cal ifornia, the president goes to Stanford. He feeLs very fit after his dav s rest. Answers Qustions Regarding Ireland By United Press SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17. Answering question put by San Franeieo labor leaders regarding Ireland's status, President Wilson cited the League of Nations forum by which all peoples can bring any matter liable to affect the peace or freedom of the world. He said that no nation obligates itself to assist any member of the league in quelling rebellion of its subjects. He will answer questions from other labor bodies soon. Is California's Guest By United Press SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 17. President Wilson became the guest of California today, aifa his fight for the ratification of the peace treaty and League of Nations covenant is to be carried person ally to the people of the state electing him president in 1916, in speeches here, in Oakland, at Stanford University and in Los Angeles and San Diego during the week. It is Wilson's first visit to the Gold en State since he became president. Patriotism was rampant in San Francisco's greting of the na tional executive and his retinue this morning. Governor Stephens, Mayor Rolph and members of the presidential entertainment and re ception committee were at the Oakland mole to greet Wilson when his special train arrived from the north at 9 a. m. Crossing the bay on a ferry, the presidential party reached the Ferry building here at 0 :30, amid shrieks of whistles from the Ferry building and all steam craft in that part of the harbor. Thousands of people crowded about the Ferry and joined in the cheering when the party emerged, and a strong police force was necessary to restrain those eager to glimpse the nation's executive. Escorted by a military party from the Presidio, sailors and ma rines, state, city and county officials and other persons of note the president traversed Market stn-et to the civic center through two solid lines of wildly cheering San Franciscans and residents of other Northern California cities. Throughout the length of his ride, Wilson was kept continually busy bowing and smiling, while the din of the welcoming cheers was incessant from the Ferry to the city hall. American flags were the chief motif in the decoration of Market street and other prominent thoroughfares. There were three arches of flags spanning Market street, besides a huge floral arch, erected by the Ideal French colony. At the civio center, the president's attention was given to the coming generation. Thousands of Pov Scouts stood at attention as he stepped into the grand stand, and he was cheered in thousands of high pitched shouts as he was presented to the city's school children and the wounded soldiers and marines at Letterman hospital. Owing to the strict orders against speaking in the open air, the president made but a tew remarks at this time. From the civic center the party repaired to the St. Frances hotel, where a rest and conferences with state party leaders and oth ers were on the schedule. At 12 :30 he went to the Palace hotel for his first speech in California, addressing a huge luncheon meeting of California women. Continued on second page Stanford Trip Postponed By United Press SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17. President Wilson's trip to Stan ford was postponed for fear the dust would aggravate his cold and he will rest this afternoon. He arrived at the Palace hotel luncheon twenty minutes late. Wilson Talks toWomenn DOING NICELY Ice cream at the dance supper, girls; blow him to a good time. Yesterday morning Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Fletcher received word from their son, Dr. Harold Fletcher, that their youngest son, Ruessell, had been operat ed upon for appendicitis Monday. Later in the day another telegram was receiv ed saying the nicely. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 3.00 p m. President Wilson ad dressing 1,600 women at the Palace hotel luncheon on his first appeal to the women only, declared the present hour was the most-critical in United States history. We must stand apart or join with the other nations in seeing justice everywhere maintained. The women, he said, are for the treaty because they want their sons saved from war. By standing apart the United States will draw the hostility of other YOUnflf mail was uOing ; "ouuiia , intii. uiai acia win ut v iurt;vi ctgaiuai. un y wnauiuug an uu- satisiactory settlement, Dut tnose wno want to stay out on mat ac- Russell, who is attending the Unjver- scrapping of the Las Vegas & Tonopah ! sity of California, was taken ill early railroad. In Storey county, $25,427, due I Sunday morning and his roommate, to loss in licenses and loss in Butters j Will Keyser of this city, called a phy milling plant. In White Pine county, j sidan, later escorting him to the infirm $1,589,901, due to loss in licenses and ) ary and notifving his. brother in San bullion taxes. This makes a total of $2,408,387, re duction in assessment valuation brought in on the county rolls for the current year, as compared with' 1918, which is Francisco of his condition. An opera tion was found to be an immediate ne cessity and took place the following day. If all goes well Russell will be out of the hospital in a couple of weeks. count propose an irrational thing. Germany robbed China of Shan tung, but the United States then made no objection. Why were those who are now opposed to the treaty silent then! My heart burns be cause some men are so late in demanding justice. This is the first time in history that anything has been done for China. new political Reno this Louie Spellier, on trail, was an arrival morning. features in his coming Saturday's polit ical write-up in the Gazette. from He promises some interesting Lance Deady, attorney of Reno, as a visitor in this city today. Help the "Vets" get a hall by blow ing yourself to a dollar ticket for Fri day's ball.