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25 cents per week
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No. 270
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All Guilty of Practice to Be Ex
pelled, Says Daniels
By United Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. Rear
Admiral Boales, commandant of the
United States Naval academy at An.
napolis, has the hazing situation in
hand, Secertary of the Navy Daniels
said today. Daniels declared he would
order expelled all midshipmen guilty of
hazing, no matter how great the number.
Hazing Was General
By United Press
BALTIMORE, Nov. 17. If Secre
tary Daniels dismisses all the Annapo
lis academy midshipmen guilty of vio
lating the rules he will have to close
the academy altogether, Samuel C.
Baker, Jr., of Seattle declared. Baker,
expelled on a hazing charge, referred
to the naval academy as "worse than a
kindergarten." During 1918 and 1919.,
Baker said, some of the plebs. were so
hazed as to be barely able to walk and
two attempted suicide to escape haz
ing. Worth Bagley Daniels, son of the
secretary of the navy, was the most
frequently hazed member of his class
and resigned after the armistice.
Kilt MRS
Japanese Warns Commander Not
to Press Into New Fields
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i Fare
Inferior Cattle Rushed to Stockyards
Breaks Down Prices
By United Press
FEKIN, Nov. 17. The anti-Bolshe-viik
forces in Siberia have been driven
across the Manchurian border at Man
chuli, according to official Chinese re
ports. Dispatches from Harbin state
that General Semenoff, the anti-Bol
shevik leader, was routed. His troops
fled in disorder. The Japanese com
mander is said to have warned the
Bolshevists that troops must not fol
low the defeated army. The resump
tion of fighting by the Bolsheviki came
jointly with the sweeping successes in
Crimea and Ukrainia.
Launch New Plan for
Soviet In Germany
l By Carl D. Groat, United Tress
staff correspondent.!
BERLIN. Nov. 8, by mail. Ger
many's "Neukommunisten" new com
munists, as the extreme left of the In
dependent party is called since the
Halle convention want to start put
ting Moscow principles into practice in
They believe with Sinowjew, Rus
sian agitator and demagogue, that they
can get a dictatorship of the proletariat
and a soviet regime in Germany. And,
their leaders say, they are prepared to
undertake the fight at an early date.
As this is written, the new communists
are busying themselves with the task
of seizing Independent party treasuries
and trying to get control of the party
organs. They started in immediately
after the Halle convention, grabbed the
party paper in Halle, "Das Hallcsche
Volksrecht, threw out the right-wing
editors and put in Moscow disciples.
They likewise sent a force of strong-
arm youngsters to the central office of
the Independent party here to seize
party documents. A courageous night
watchman drove them off. This is
merely the first step in the pro-Mos
cowites fight.
They call themselves Independents
still, just as the right-wingers do. But,
they propose to get the party machin
ery, especially the party organs like
the influential "Friehcit" here under
their control. Thereafter, according to
their ideas, they will be ready for their
battle against their "enemy, the capital
If one takes the left-wingers' talk
seriously, one can picture a dire and
tireadful winter in Berlin and other
sections of Germany.
But, the truth of the matter as seen
by careful observers probably is not
as black or as red as the new com
munists paint things.
They are regarded as strong enough
to undertake some reign of terror at
various points and times. But, on the
whole, their strength is everywhere es
timated as too small to upset the pres
ent order of things. Breitscheid of the
right wing, for instance, foresees that
the Reds will attempt to put through
their terroristic program, but he adds
confidently that the moderates will have
their innings directly afterward.
The creation of a new communist
group in Germany has not the dire
significance that many persons would
attribute to it.
American authorities here are inclin
ed to take this view of the situation,
First, that the left wing formation
merely separates the sheep from the
goats; second, the creation of a party
favoring force and terror is not a new
thing, for the persons who now cast
their lot with Moscow are the people
who have always preached terror and
practised it when they had a chance.
And above all, is the general spirit
of the German worker. He has reach
ed the point where things go a little
more smoothly for him than for the
ast few years. Unemployment has de
creased slightly since the first of Sep
tember. The German workers as a
whole want sanity and sound condi
tions rather than the doubtful experi
ment of Moscowism.
Admissions of even the demagogue
Sinowjew that Russias internal plight
s bad have given the worker food for
ear Wan for
Safelty of Civilians
By United Press
CHICAGO, Nov. 17. Half fed, in
ferior grade of cattle have been rushed
to the Chicago stock yards from all
parts of the country by panic stricken
farmers, causing the demoralization of
the cattle market, according to Albert
Baker, head of the United States bu
reau of markets here. Baker appealed
to farmers to stem the tide. Cattle
prices are cheaper now than a: any
time since 1916.
No Unloading In Portland
By United Press
PORTLAND, Ore, Nov. 17. Demor
alization of the Chicago cattle market
is not reflected in Portland, the largest
livestock market on the Pacific coast,
cattle dealers here said today. There
is no unloading movement here.
Thousands In Sebastopol at Mercy
of Victorious Reds
By United Pressl
The fate of thousands of civilians left
in Sebastopol to meet the Bolsheviki
triumph lias worried European diplo
mats here. The military evacuation of
the entire Crimean peninsula is com
plete, but thousands of civilians are
left in Yalta, Theodosia and other cit
ies. Soup kitchens have been installed
here which provide food for the most
needy refugees. The city is over
crowded, while thousands still occupy
the ships which removed them from
the Crimea.
By United Press
ATHENS. Nov. 17. Rioting broke
out today in front of the foreign office,
the result of the national elections.
Many persons, including a number of
children, were reported killed when the
space before the office was swept with
machine guns.
Adherents of King Constantine are
blamed for the firing. Regent Con-
douriot is said to have refused the res
ignation of Premier Venizelous, who
will insist on withdrawing.
Would M Dismissal
By United Press
BOSTON, Nov. 17. Shipping is en
dangered in a northeast gale which is
driving heavy seas against the North
Atlantic coast. Scores of small ves
sels and boats were driven ashore.
The water front here is also damaged.
of Tom piy
Mexican Banking System
Offers First Big Task
By United Press
trict Attorney Matthew Brady declar
ed today that if the courts order a new
trial for Thomas Mooney, now serving
a life term at the penitentiary as a re
sult of the preparedness parade explo
sion here in 1916, he protebly would
move that the case be dismissed and
Mooney freed. Brady declared he be
lieved Mooney had not received a fair
trial and was convicted on question
able evidence. He added he himself
could do nothing; that it was up to
Governor Stephens to initiate any ac
tion that might be taken.
Railroads Suffer
By United Tress
CLEVELAND, Nov. 17. Railroad
and electric traffic and telephone and
telegraphic service are suffering in
Ohio, due to a heavy fall of snow. The
weather observer reported seven inches
of snow at Akron. Trains and street
car service are practically demoralized
Five Taken Out Dead
By United Press
EARLINGTON, Ky., Nov. 17.-Five
of the sixteen men trapped by fire in
the Arnold mine near here were taken
mit ftart tViA viftimc rf cufTnfotinri
mi ,i ' i , , . ' cept in a few
i lie uiuer cieven were resucea. nui are i
in a serious condition. The fire was
discovered in the mine Tuesday.
To Sell Effects
By United Press
NEW YORK, Nov. 17. The person
al property of Olive Thomas, film star,
who died from poisoning in Paris, will
be sold at public auction here Mon
day. .The articles on exhibition include
jewelry, furs, automobiles and wearing
Governor Boyle was among the
speakers at the meeting of the mining
congress now in sesskm at Denver.
The governor was called on to take
up the gold situation and it can be pre
dicted that he handled it without
gloves. He has made this a study and
Editor Appeal: Recurrently we are
reminded that something onght to be
done to preserve Nevada historical
matter before the pioneers all pass
away. It reminds me of Mark Twain's
laudable endeavor to have something
done for the weather, "everybody is
talking about it, and yet nothing is
done." However, I don't lay much im
portance to the additional testimony
we might get from the pioneers, ex-
instances. I acted as
court reporter from 1882 to 1894, since
which I have been practising law. The
testimony of the pioneers is down in
the records, and cleared by cross-exam
ination. The case of Union Mill &
Mining Co. vs. H. F. Dangberg, and
seventy-odd more defendants, involving
all the priorities to the waters of the
east fork of the Carson river, and the
main river to Dayton was reported by
me, and I tried the case of John An
derson and thirty-odd other plaintiffs
against Henry Bassman and twenty
odd other defendants, and involving the
priorities to the waters of the west fork
of the Carson river, and I know that
the historian can get all the historical
data he needs so far as this section of
Nevada is concerned, with reference to
its milling and agricultural interests,
and its social, religious, irreligious and
is regarded as an authority on the j educational featuresL The testimony
question of precious metal mining. elicited in . mining litigation through
out the state will furnish all the data
required by the historian to cover that
subject. I
Our saddest loss lies in the loss of
testimony with reference to "under
mining" in the three branches of our
government. There is no record of
that. For instance, Carson lost the uni
versity, but how? No trace left. The
hanging of Lucky Bill is described in
the Union Mill & Mining company
case by Baldwin, who testified
that he stood guard outside of the barn
where Bill was "tried." Land locations,
mode of living, barter and trade,
lodges, schools, churches and stores are
all described in the big mining and wa
ter litigations.
The histories of Nevada which I have
read all contain valuable information
which needs but to be more clearly dis
tilled, and certain features eliminated.
A history should be written in plain
narrative style, and should picture the
kitchen, parlor and bedroom, and give
an insight into the mode of life, and
means of livelihood, first; then its so
cial and educational features, and last
its political, and comparisons drawn.
With the facts given, the philosopher
can draw .his own moral and conclu
sions. I claim that in the political his
tory of any state will be found the reas
on and cause for all anarchistic feel
ing within the state.
Herodotus, the father of historical
By Ralph H. Turner, United Press
staff correspondent.
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 17. Of all
the problems which will confront President-elect
Obregon when he assumes
the leadership of the Mexican nation
next December, none will demand
more urgent solution than the rehabil
itation of the country's banking sys
tem. Thus far Provisional President de
la Huerta has left the question almost
untouched, evidently believing the prob
lem to be so immense that a short-term
"substitute" government could not
tackle it.
De la Huerta, however, has divided
the question into two salient angles:
First, a banking law must be enacted,
establishing rules for the guidance of
both native and foreign banks: second,
a national bank of issue must be founded.
Around both features of the issue
revolves the necessity of providing
some form of reimbursement for the
banks which suffered enormous losses
during the revolution. Little progress
has been made toward the drafting of
a banking law. Several tentative proj
ects have been drawn up, but none of
them has passed beyond the embryon
ic stage and it is not likely any definite
action will be taken until after Obre
gon's installation.
As for the establishment of a nation
al bank, the treasury department has at
least prepared a project on the subject,
which may be presented to congress at
an early date. In this connection, it is
recognized first that the institution
must be a bank of emission. Mexico
today is one of the few countries of the
world perhaps the only one which is
on so thoroughly a gold basis that not
a single piece of paper is in circulation.
One issue of paper after another dur
ing the revolutionary period has either
depreciated or been repudiated to such
an extent that the public will have
nothing to do with any money except
that made of metal.
By establishing a national bank of is
sue the government hopes to restore
public confidence and return paper
money to circulation. This is one of
the main features of the plan for the
new bank. This institution, according
to the present proposal, is to be known
as "The Bank of the Mexican Repub
lic," and is to be the sole bank of issue
during a period of fifty years. The
capital of the bank will be 100,000,000
pesos, Mexican currency, to consist of
a million snares oi iuu pesos eacn,
half of which is to be subscribed by the
government and the other half by in
dividuals, local or foreign, and by oth
er banks. The project permits the in.
stitution to issue notes ranging in de
nomination from five to one thousand
pesos, the total of these notes not to be
more than 100 per cent in excess of the
bank's gold reserves nor more than
three times the capital. The bank may
establish branches throughout the re
public in this way the government
hopes to revive the national financial
How the Mexican people will receive
a new issue of paper money, when the
bank is founded, will form one of the
surest and most severe tests of the
Obregon administration.
What happened to the banks in Mex
ico under Carranza. creating the pres
ent situation, is well described by Car
ranza's own finance secretary, Luis
Cabrera, who writes that the First
Chief, in 1916, "first demanded of the
banks that they - bring their reserves
to a par with their circulation, later
placed them in liquidation and finally
confiscated their gold and silver, the
banks as a result ceasing to function.
Following the resignation of Alex
Wise, superintendent of the Con. Vir
ginia, Ophir and Union mines of Vir
ginia City, Zeb Kendall was elected as
president of the several north end
mines. Mr. Wise will remain as su
perintendent of the properties.
Since the Wingfield-Kendall faction
took over the properties there has been
considerable activity in the north-end-ers.
Kendall has been following the
mining game for many years and
knows its ins and outs.
With Zeb in charge of the north end
it is a certainty that there will be plen
ty of action.
writing, wrote a description of his trav
els in Egypt and in Gaul, and describ
ed pots, kettles and pans, dress, relig
ion, fetes, etc., in such plain style that,
reading, one readily imagines he can
see the people moving about in their
daily occupations. He described the
Germans as a fierce, cruel and war
like tribe, and stressed their training in
that particular. I submit that the peal
ing thunders of Gibbon, nor the majes
tic, long rolling waves of Macaulay
compare with plain Herodotus in leav
ing an impression on the mind.
A carload of elk will be shipped into
Elko county sometime next spring, as
arrangements have been made by the
Fish and Game association of that
county to take care of the animals. The
elk are to come from Montana and are
now on a government reserve.
Several attempts have ben made to
import elk into Nevada, but in each in
stance the expense has prevented the
venture. While the animals do not
cost the imtiorters anything it is the
freight, the rounding of them up and
the other incidentals that run into
Undoubtedly there are several sec
tions in western Nevada that would
offer to find elk grazing, and if Elko
county makes a success of this work
others will follow.
An Early Bird
A bird man flew over this city on his
way to Reno early this morning. It is
presumed it was one of the mail planes
on the way east, as no attempt was
made to get down to earth in this val-ley.

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