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Carson City Is the Gateway to Lake lahoe
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25 cents per week '
Five cents per copy
No. 159
If lie
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
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.
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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
fct ins
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'
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
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
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
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
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.
Mrs. Ruth Sharpe of Oakland is
visiting her aunt, Mrs. Henry Burlington.
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
Turkish nationalist forces fired upon
the British dreadnaught Iron Duke, ly
ing in the harbor. The battleship re
turned the fire, shelling the Turkish
Suspected Thief Held
fR United Press
NAPLES, July 8. The police here
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.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.
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.

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