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A Tea 1 la b lei Canrsom TO MAKE KNOWN THE RESOURCES OF NEVADA VOL. LVII 25 cents per week ' CARSON CITY, NEVADA, THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1920 Five cents per copy No. 159 City .Daily Appeal If lie oliy mi 0 ttHt Is Choice of Discontents for Presi dential Honors Or II fell Pity total! Administration Will Offer No Re sistance to His Taking Charge (tr United press CHICAGO, July 8 Senator LaFol lette of Wisconsin will be chosen for the proposed third party's presidential nominee, according to prevailing belief among delegates here to attend the con ventions of the liberal organizations which open Saturday and Sunday. In quiry showed that delegates are prac tically unanimous in the opinion that LaFollette will be the standard bearer of the new party if he will accept. Frank Walsh of Kansas City, who is favored by the labor element, also stands out as a possible candidate. Will Make Attitude Known By United tress MADISON. Wis., July 8. Senator LaFollette, prominently mentioned as prospective presidential nominee of the Bt United Press WASHINGTON, July 8. According to indications here Governor Cox, Dem ocratic presidential nominee, will be al lowed to take over the party leadership without resistance by the Wilson ad ministration. High Democratic offi- , cials from President Wilson down j made it plain today that their part in third nartv. will make known his atti. tA rA ,h n.w mwmM,( In I,:. ! the coming campaign depends entirely LaFollette Magazine next week, it was staled today. 'The Bishop's Emeralds' at Carson City Theater Do not fail to see Virginia Fearson in "The Bishop's Emeralds," at the Carson City theater. "The Bishop's Emeralds," the dra matic masterpiece which comes to the Carson City theater tonight and tomor row, is a literal dramatization of Cap tain Houghton Townley's famous novel of the same name, depicting an intense ly dramatic story of English society life. It shows the struggle between the second wife of the Bishop of Ripley and her first husband, thought to be dead, but who reappears in her life as an international crook with the inten- on the wishes of Cox and his campaign managers. Hobson Wants to Know Bv United Press DAYTON, Ohio, July 8. Governor Cox was asked today by Richmond Hobson, dry leader and representative of the anti -Saloon League, to make clear his definition of his position on the prohibition issue. In a telegram from San Francisco Hobson declared that a statement from Cox to the effect that he is opposed to any increase in the maximum alcoholic content of one half of one per eent would give to Democracy millions of voters who hold this question above party success. Cox said he expected to answer Hobson later in the day and indicated he did not expect to dodge the issue. nig nil II HUB a li Putting In Hard Licks On His Let ter of Acceptance By United Press MARION, Ohio, July 8. In an ef fort to get the first draft of his accept ance speech well out of the way today Senator Harding virtually locked him. self in his office and labored with pen cil and a pad of paper over the phrases in which he will define campaign issues on July 22d. Harding has been putting in eight and ten hours a day at his desk since his arrival here and has en- tion of stealing the bishop's priceless emeralds; Bannister's nefarious at tempt to carry out his purpose by threatening his wife with disgraceful exposure; his death at the hands of an accomplice; and the final reckoning' and reconciliation between the bishop . - . and the woman lie loves; these togeth er form the groundwork of a highly in teresting and dramatic plot. A Harold Lloyd comedy and "The Adventures of Ruth" complete the bill. Two shows, beginning at 7:30 and 9:30 o'clock. Regular prices. 1st Ms n fct ins M V IMS Democrats and Precedents By United Tress WASHINGTON, July 8. Ever since the convention system has been the es tablished custom of the Democratic on June 1, 1852, there was no contest over the principles upon which the Democratic party would go before the TWENTY MINUTES FROM people, and so General Franklin Pierce RENO TO CARSON CITY Peremptory Orders Given German Delegates by Allies By United Pressl i ordered that they resume discussions. SPA, Belgium, July 8. The German The German delegation was to be noti fied at the conference today that Ger many must comply with the disarma ment provisions of the peace treaty within three months. The German re quest for fifteen months in which to disarm was met by a flat refusal. and Allied military officials who dis cussed German disarmament today re ported to the conference that they had been unable to reach a basis of agree ment. Premier Lloyd George curtly party for the nomination of presidential nt1r1 William P Kino candidates, the two-thirds rule in de-'hefore the ..la.fbrm was adonted. termining the choice of the delegates has been a bone of contention even as it threatened to deadlock the sessions at San Francisco. It became Democratic law in 1832. At thatfime the convention met in Balti more, as did every other national con vention of the party until 1856. When the convention met the renomination of General Andrew Jackson was prede termined. The only matter of concern was the nomination of a vice president. On the second day the committee on rules reported the following: "Resolved, That each state be en titled, in the nomination to be made of a candidate for the vice presidency, to a number of votes equal to the number which they will be entitled to in the electoral college, under the new ap portionment, in voting for president and vice president; and that two-thirds of the whole number of votes in the convention shall be necessary to consti tute a choice." Such was the origin of the famous two-thirds rule which has since gov erned the nomination. It cost Martin Van Euren a renomination in 1844, even as it denied Champ Clark the honor of) leading the party in the campaign of' 1912. Democratic history also shows that the unit rule against which there is sturdy opposition is no new bone of contention, for in 1884 one of the bit terest pre-convention battles waged around the abolishment of this system before Cleveland and Hendricks were nominated. Neither is the plan to have the nom inations made before the platform is adopted an altogether revolutionary - idea. When the Democrats convened Away back in 1844 President Tames K. Polk, the first "dark horse" in Amer ican politics, declared for a one-term plank, although his idea Was not in corporated in the platform. We may accept the word of the historians that he did not consider his declaration not to seek a second term binding in 1848 until he found by some skillful political maneuvering that his case was hopeless. Grover Cleveland still holds the dis tinction of being the only president who was nominated by resolution rath er than by a vote of the delegates. There was no formal balloting in the convention of 1888 such was his party Tiloted by Lieut. Arthur D. Star buck a Lincoln Standard plane, driven by a 150 h. p. Hispana-Suiza motor, landed in the Robinson field, one mile east of town, at an early hour last evening from Reno. Accompanying the machine as a passenger was Mrs. H. J. Pepper, the owner of the plane. Notice of the machine's coming was brought here by Al Gardner, mechan ician, who arrived a few minutes be fore by auto and with a small party he was at the field to meet the plane. As pretty a landing as could be effected was made by the plane and after strik ing the ground it did not run more than 400 feet before being brought to a full SETTLING RIGHTS ON CARSON RIVER tirely excluded recreations from his daily : routine. The location of his headquarters here has brought an in flux of visitors, which is rapidly lead ing Marion to take on city ways. Observing Anniversary (By United Prel MARION, Ohio, July 8. Senator and Mrs. Harding are quietly observ ing their twenty-ninth wedding anni versary today. Russians, Germans Exchange Prisoners (By Carl D. Groat, United Press Correspondent.) BERLIN, June 19, (By mail.) Ex change of prisoners between Germany and Russia is on in full swing. Con clusion of an agreement between the German and Soviet governments made this possible, but now as a result of the agreement the Soviet representa tive here, Wigdor Kopp, contends that Germany has recognized Sovietism as the de facto government He points to the text of the treaty made between the "German government" and the Rus sian "Soviet government" as proof of his claim. The hope of the Soviets that the pris oner agreement would quickly lead to a wider agreement, namely, a business treaty has not been fulfilled, and the indications are that it will not be con summated for some time to come. In fact, the foreign office has let it be known that it doubts Russia's claims as to ability to deliver the goods, while in a recent speech in the Bavarian parliament Secretary von Mueller of Bavaria declared that the Russian claims were exaggerated and her trans portation situation such that she could not be a trade factor for some while yet Meantime, Kopp stays on in Berlin. In fact, he operates quite openly as the German government considers him an accredited agent and he now has offices in Unter den Linden. Many people foresee the possibility that ultimately Germany not England or any other power will be the one to exploit Russia. Japan is constantly making friendly statements about Ger many, and some observers consider these as the forerunner of an eventual agreement between the Nipponese and the Teutons, wherein Germany will ex ploit Russia, and Japan exploit China. For the present, however, this re mains only a possibility. Germany is in no position to undertake any exten sive business in Russia now. But Ger many has always had strong represen tation in Russia and her business men know Russia, her language, customs and people. popularity, but despite this indorsement st?P- lhe t,me trom Keno was twenty he went down to defeat in the election I minutes. which followed. ) The p'ane W'H remain here the bal- The demand' for the abolishment ofiance of the week and take up Passen" presidents by popular vote which still persists in some quarters is not new. The electoral vote of 1884 went to the Democratic party, and Cleveland and Hendricks chosen, although the popul lar vote gent to Blaine and Logan, the Republican standard-bearers. In 1888 these conditions were reversed and the G. O. P. was the beneficiary. In this I latter election the popular vote was 11,- 338,038, and of this Cleveland received 5,540,329 and General Harrison 3,459, 853, and the latter was elected, for the vote in the electoral college was 233 for Harrison and Morton, and 168 for Cleveland and Thurman. The agitation for popular election was strong at that time, but subsided to be revived again in 1920. oo Mrs. Ruth Sharpe of Oakland is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Henry Burlington. MET WITH PECULIAR ACCIDENT Mrs. Harry Wiley of Mina met with a peculiar accident on the Fourth of July and as a consequence she is go ing around on crutches and her in tended visit to her mother, Mrs. Evan David, has been delayed. Mina celebrated the Fourth this year and among the amusements provided was a ball game. A ball struck the ground near Mrs. Wiley, bounded away and hit a broken beer bottle. A piece of the glass hit the lady on the leg, re sulting in a jagged wound requiring several stitches. As a result of the investigations of the water of the Carson river, to those having rights from its source to the sink, there will within a short time be a complete adjudication of the entire stream. The state engineer of Califor nia is now taking data on holdings in Alpine county, while the Nevada en gineer is carrying on hearings and re quiring filings of all claims together with dates and history. Following the findings of the two en gineers the matter will be taken to the courts for decrees, which, it is antic ipated, will settle for all time the dis putes that have been before the courts for half a century. In the case of the Carson river, its source (both branches) being in Cali fornia, the question of prior rights has constantly arisen. Many of the Car son valley farmers have land and wa ter holdings in Alpine county. Pending the decision of the Califor nia engineer, the settlement of a num ber of disputes will be taken up. Half a score of lawyers have been retained to guard the interests of holdings often i News Ms Up to the Minute By United Press CHINKIANG, China., July 8. Craz ed by hunger, a mob attacked a rice junk in midstream and hurled the boatsman, his wife and baby overboard and attempted to seize the craft. In the rioting that ensued fifty were killed. Profiteers throughout the country are reducing food prices to halt the disturbances. Fired On British Ship Bt United Press CONSTANTINOPLE, July 8. Turkish nationalist forces fired upon the British dreadnaught Iron Duke, ly ing in the harbor. The battleship re turned the fire, shelling the Turkish positions. Suspected Thief Held fR United Press NAPLES, July 8. The police here U1VIUCU IJV 5ltlC 11I1C3. ll IS 4IIU11LK11CU .... r. t-v I 11 t , .i . u i , . , . . are holding Saveno Delellis, who arnv that the whole adjustment will be made . . . ' , . - t : during this year. Omer Maris, who sustained such ser ious injuries ten days ago that his re covery was doubtful, is gaining ground every day and may be able to leave the hospital by the end of the week. Bonanza. AGAINST RECOGNITION OF NEW GOVERNMENT fBy United Press WASHINGTON, July 8. Ygnacio Bonillas, Mexican ambassador to the United States under the Carranza re gime, was here today attempting to persuade the state department to refuse recognition to the new Mexican gov ernment. His visit followed a recep tion by Acting Secretary of State Davis of High Commissioner Iglesias Calde ron of the new Mexican government ed from New York, on suspicion of im plication in a big New York gem theft It is believed he is connected with the recent theft of $400,000 worth of jewels from the home of Enrico Caruso. Revolution Brewing !Bt United Press LONDON, July 8. A News dis patch from Berlin stated that a revolu tion is brewing in Brunswick, where the extremists are fomenting a general strike to become effective Saturday. Fighting Fire By United Press SAN FRANCISCO, July 8. Scouts from the United States air service for est patrol station at Red Bluff have been ordered on special reconnaisance to report on a forest fire raging in the Lassen forest district, near CasseL Shasta county. Forest service head quarters here said reports were expect ed from the flyers today. The fire be gan July 4th and seventy men are fight ing timber blazes. Democrats to Be Probed (By United Press CHICAGO, July 8. Senator Kenyon announced today that the committee in vestigating campaign expenditures will open an investigation of Democratic expenditures in Missouri at St Louis tomorrow. Subpoenas have been issu ed for twenty prominent Missouri Democrats. No Hope From Louisiana fB United Pressl BATON ROUGE, La, July fc Final hope for Louisiana's ratification of the federal suffrage amendment went glim mering when the house today rejected an attempt to introduce the ratification measure. To bring up the bill again now requires two-thirds consent in either house. The legislature is sched uled to adjourn tonight Coal Miners Quit Bv United Press SPRINGFIELD, 111., July 8. Dis satisfied with the wage scale 2,000 coal miners walked out today, causing four mines to close down.