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. en r r 5ta f VOLUME 59 CABSON CITY, NEVADA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1922 NUMBER 22 SECOND COLD HILL CUED MEN AH AND ROBBERY IS PLACED UNDER DEATH WATCH FRIENDS SHOWER HER (MERA1N III REPORTED For the second time since mining op erations were inaugurated oa a large scale at Gold Hill, the Owl saloon at that place was robbed yesterday. Jack Holt was arrested last night at RenoLhouU opcrate to commute Resigned to the fate of dying by lethal g;is for the murder of one of their countrymen, Hughie Sing, Carson City boy, a-nd Gee Jon were placed in the de&th cell at the state prison this morning to await execution during the week ending April 22, unless the state supreme court or board of pardons their sen- yv. i I TU- Lrk mn rriv1 frrm TT-a urfVirr uocai aumonuw were aavixa airer th:s morn:no, :n rharjr- nf cWlff Fred I f . e I c ,ne PssenSer "a,n ,rora Bakar and Deputy Sheriff Charles Dimmock and were taken immediately uom i-iiu last night that Holt was wanted in connection with the robbery,1 but he had already left for Reno and the authorities at that place were ad vised to arrest him. The Owl, which is conducted by O'Xiel and and Bernard, has been used by the Gold Hill miners as a temporary depository for their money until it could be taken to a Virginia City bank and the money stolen was contained in I an envelope deposited at the Owl by one of the men. Similar envelopes and a larger bag of money were not disturbed. O'Neil came to Carson City and asked the assistance of the local au thorities, who in turn advised him to I to the penitentiary and placed under a death watch. Hughie Sing displayed his twenty years of innocence and, manlike, is willing to die without a whimper. "I don't think there's no hope," he said, "unless maybe the supreme court does something. Our lawyer said he'd file something in the supreme court within thirty days, but if the court don't act I guess we'll have to die." He expressed surprise that there should be another means of escaping the death penalty through action by the state board of pardons and parole commissioners and was encouraged when told that there is a probability A - .1 I! t ' J 1 I ie.cm.unc o u.e pome ncauquaners M lhat his case w5U ht considered if the Keno. lhis was done, and Holt was I ... :..a c arrested as he left the train. About $70 was found on Holt, which is believed to be part of the missing Judge Emmett Walsh of Mineral coun ty that he shall die by lethal gas. Gee Ton. older toneman. kcttt- the money which was left in the care of the L;Ience which the chinese organ;2ations require. His general demeanor, how ever, was that he expected to pay the proprietors of the Owl saloon. He will be taken to Storey county for investigation. It was the theory of the proprietors that Holt had reached over the bar of the saloon and taken the money from the safe. Bernard was in the rear of the building playing cards, and O'Neil had stepped out to the postoff ice to mail a letter. It was stated that Holt was without funds earlier in the afternoon and the finding of the money in his possession last night gave strength to the suspic ion that he had taken it at Gold Hill. of the Chinese colony here, little inter est has been shown in his case among' the Chinese. The only intimation of interest was in the query this morning as to whether or not the two men would be put to death today. While it is improbable that a definite disposition of the case of the two men will !e made in less than two or three months, Gov. Eoyle stated today that consideration will be given the con struction of a cell at the new prison for carrying out a sentence of death by lethal gas. No plans for this cell have yet been made. In an opinion this afternoon, Deputy Attorney -General Robert Richards ad vised Warden Henrichs of the state prison that the warden has discretion ary powers to maintain a death watch for condemned men. "We have your inquiry," the opinion reads, "as to whether or not a death watch is provided by statute for crim inals in your custody awaiting capi tal punishment. There is no statute upon the subject, but a death watch could very appropriately be said to be placed upon such criminals by custom as a precautionary measure to prevent a miscarriage of justice. "If there is no express law upon the subject you certainly, as warden, have implied powers not only to place such death watch upon criminals but also to incur the necessary expense therefor, payable out of the funds appropriated for your department, since responsi bility is upon you by operation of law V? v ,! j. vN- 4t J - penalty for the Mina murder. Although-Hughie Sing was born and raised in this city and was a member , 5 . 1 4 4 v h 4 i w ' rv ---ST", -' w ROAD DAD AS S MISS FRANCES SULLIVAN Honored guest at a series of showers in anticipation of her coming wedding. At the second shower since her en- and judgment by a court martial oflgagement to Matthew Harper of Vir- competent jurisdiction to carry out the sentence imposed." LIVE HONESTLY TO OBEY LAWS JUDGE SANDERS TELLS CLUBMEN Live honestly, do harm to none and. the United States government through gin'a City was announced, Miss Fran ces Sullivan was the honored guest at the home of Miss Bonnie. Reid last evening. Miss "suiiivan s hostess ana othe- invited guests had provided a kitchen shower and during the evening games were played and refreshments were served. Those present last evening included Mesdames Dale Pruett, H. M. Payne, L. J. Blake, Jane Woodbury. L. Wr. Meder, and Liva McCabe and Misses Ellen McDonald, Frances Amodei, Lillian Bonafoiis, Hazel Quill, the hos tess and the honored guest. GRAND JURY TO SIFT WASHOE BOOZE CHARGE VOLTAIR DISTRICT WILL SOON RESUME ACTIVITIES see that every man gets his just dues ;ts neglect to provide for the dcvclop- Iment of the state. In referring to the I Nevvlands project. Judge Sanders said is all that is necessary in the laws of. the state if they are to succeed," said The old Voltair mining district is to Judge J. A. Sanders, chief justice of resume operations in the early spring, the supreme court of Nevada, speak- or as soon as weather conditions allow, ing to the Reno den of Lions at the according ti reports that are out. luncheon at the Riverside yesterday, the It i9 understood that a new company Journal reports, is to take over several of the claims Continuing he said : "What we want and will prosecute work on a big scale. ;s not the agitation of reformers, al- Options are now held on the properties thought they help, but the living of the with such plan in view. golden rule; all the reformers plus During the past year some excellent the combined police forces cannot club showings have been made in the dis- morality into the people. No judgment trict, and samples of silver ore that js safe that is based on sentiment and would start a rush in any other dis- emotion, and if the three things men- trict, have been shown on many occa- tioned before are upheld by law then slons- the people will safely govern them- The district has attracted attention sclves. for years, but has never been mined on "Of any 71,000 people in the United a commercial scale. There is some talk States there are none more regulated of the old Voltair property being opened controlled by law than the popu up during the summer, in which event iati0n of Nevada. We owe allegiance is it freely predicted that the old ore to the federal government, are sub body, which was mined and milled servient to the state government, and years ago, will again give its values nlust also bear in mind the city gov- "If it was in southern California, every rock would be a canteloupe, every sage- f Drusn a clump ot grass, and every fee- Following receipt of an official communication from Mayor H. E. Ste wart urging a grand jury investigation of the prohibition situation in Washoe county in view of the statements by William Woodburn, United States at tion a field of grain. The government torney, that seventy-five bootlegging to the commercial world. ernment, plus the county governments, on the surface of the district than can be found in any other camp in this end of the state. A feature of the district is that there which arc very costly, indeed, in this is probably more high grade float loose I state." Speaking of the reasons why judges should not mix in business while in office, Judge Sanders said. "For six teen years I have devoted my entire time to the enactment of progressive legislation in Nevada and now I feel I have been amply rewarded. I would rather possess the confidence of the people of Nevada than to have all the vealth hidden in the many hills of his state." Judge Sanders stated that he thought ?sevada had been shamefully treated by hns neglected it, passed it up, and not advertised its resources and, therefore. it is no further advanced tha it i? today." Muot Protect Rights Along the line of reclamation work he said that Nevada would ncn tr look out for herself in the Guilder for this P"rPse. says the Gazette Canvnn dam and wnr SnmP W,nd nf II expected Mr. Woodbum will be an agreement for eauitv of watpr. or the people of Clark county and the 8 to teI1 where these seventy-five state would find that Nevada had the bootlegging establishments are mam- um and l.alitorn.a and Ai-17-im the I 6'"- establishments are flaunting their law violations in the faces of the authori ties, District Judge George A. Bartlett has entered an order directing mem bers of the grand jury to report at eleven o'clock next Monday morning ORPHAN'S HOME TEAM ; WILL PLAY IN RENO W. M. David, secretary of the Ne vada Highway Association, drove over from Reno during the day. He states that while there are some drifts on the highway near Franktown, that the trip can be made without difficulty. Mr: David came over to talk about highways with the Carson people and also the state department, the main ob ject being to have a general plan out lined in the near future to take care of the tourist travel this coming sum mer. As he explains the situation, during the past summer of the 50,000 auto par ties that came through Nevada, the major portion took the southern route, passing into southern California and thus neglected to see the best seci:on of Nevada. The agricultural portions of the state were entirely passed up on this routing of tourists through the desert sections. In speaking of the Lake Tahoe rout ing. Mr. David is candid in his ex pression that the logical route is through this city. He insists that Car son must stand with Reno on the propo sition of assisting in the bringing of tra -el westward, instead of the east and southerly routes. Those who were shunted south never had a chance at Lake Tahoe or the sections of the Sierras to the west of Reno, and the playground of the west will be overlooked until such time as concerted effort is made by the west ern end of the state to step in and help show the world what we have for them, he said. Mr. David leaves during the next week for the Coast, where he is to meet the auto association heads and talk over plans to bring travel this way. Sacramento is planning a campaign of advertising along this line, realizing that the major part of the tourists never Taxi Service Phone 467 Open Day sad Night Taxi Service at All Honrs. Agents for Goodrich Tires. Expert Repairing, All Work Guaran teed. Used Cars Bought, Sold and Exchanged. GASOLINE, OILS AND AUTO SUPPLIES , TAXI GARAGE One Block South of Capitol Wli. MULDOON and LESLIE HESSE Proprietors . water. At this time Judge Sanders made a plea for -h? boosting of Ne vada icrg all lines of work, stating that no rc else womd do it for the state. In dosing, he said the mining indus try is good, but in the past u was gophered by honest men, theivei, and adventurers and the money did not stay in the state. If mining evc- re vives to its former great magnuude, Judge Sanders said, he hoped that at least part of the money would stay in the state. Musical Numbers 'Tale Moon." "The Lilac Tree' and "De Ol' Ark's Moverin'" were the three musical numbers for the day and were sung by Miss Selma Mayer, accompanied by Professor Roy Sechler. "The Lilac Tree" was the most favor ably received, although all of the num-IX bers were well rendered. reflecting on his implied charge of dere liction on the part of the peace offi cers ot tne community. Air. vvooa burn's assertion is characterized in Mayor Stewart's letter as "slanderous as applied to the city of Reno and the administration thereof." It is also probable that the mayor together with members of his official family, the sheriff and other peace offi cers will be called before the investi gating body. The crack junior basket ball team of the state orphans' home in this city has ! accepted a challenge of the Midget Roughneck five of Reno for a game at that place tomorrow and the local play ers will be seen in action on the Y.M. C.A. court tomorrow afternoon. Practice has been in progress at the home for several weeks and the home players will take the floor with a wide variety of plays. They will leave here on the motor tomorrow at noon in charge of Walter McKeoiigh and will return tomorrow evening. The teams will line up with Sam Jones as center, Ed Rommel and Car rie Taft, guards; Francis Johns, for ward, and Ray Lani, captain and for ward. John Sinai is arranging details of the game in Reno. ACCIDENT NEAR MINDEN; NO SERIOUS RESULTS BIG TRUCKS KEEP RENO- CARSON ROAD OPEN During the day the highway depart ment sent a couple of heavy trucks over the highway between this city and Reno. One of the trucks held in this city was sent toward Reno, while another left the riverside city to open up the drifts in Washoe and Pleasant valleys. During the morning a couple of hun dred head of cattle were brought in from lower' Washoe valley, which as sisted materially in opening the road. w. c. DAVIS WRITES OF WESTERN HISTORY Virginia City j William C. Davis, brother of the late IT Sam P. Davis, in collaboration with.T his son, Larlton, has written a west ern story called "Strategy" which ap pears in a current number of "Short Stories." - William Davis was formerly con nected with the Appeal both as a typo and a manager, and his old friends here will be glad to know that he has entered the literary field and has been successful in it. "Strategy" is not his first accepted story; on the contrary, many articles from his pen have found their way into print t SATURDAY, JAN. 20TH t BIG DICE ; music by 6.PIECFJ I HAWAIIAN I RA ft t X i k trjn Ac as (Continued on last page) Grand Theater THURSDAY AND FRIDAY January 26 and 27 Mahlon Hamilton and Lillian Rich in "Half a Chance," red-blooded drama of a battling outcast versua the world. A tremendous play surging with suspense and glowing with feel ing. Aesop Fables; Hal Roach Comedy; Pathe Review. 10c and 30c SATURDAY January 28 MIXDEX, Xev Jan. 27. (Special to the Appeal.) Reports early today that a serious automobile accident had occurred on die road between Minden and Carson City and that the driver of a car and his wife and child had been badly injured were dispelled this afternoon when it became known that an unknown drjver had been slightly bruised when his car turned over near here. At the Minden Inn it was reported that the driver of the car had not been compelled fo return here for medical assistance and had been able to conv tinue on his way after righting the car. Wanda Hawley in "A Kiss in Time." A Realart picture. Never before has this charming little blonde comedienne been seen to better advantage. She is supported by Walter Hiers, as the correspondence school home-grown "deteckative;" also by two other well known comedians. "Big V Comedy and "Fighting Fate," chapter 5. 10c and 30c SUNDAY AND MONDAY January 29 and 30 WIND AND SNOW ARE HELP TO WATER CONDITIONS The heavy wind of last evening ac companied by a snow storm has helped the summer water condition beyond measure. Reports are coming in from the mountain sections to the effect that from eight inches to one foot of new snow has fallen. This has been drifted into the canyons aid for the first time in several seasons there is a visible sup ply at the water heads. In this valley, about five inches of snow has been measured, and while it makes a lot of path digging, it assists in the much needed ground soaking that the farmers have been wishing for. Wallace Reid ia "The Love SpeclaL" A Paramount picture. All aboard for a trip through the West and the land of romance. Skirting through the craigs of the towering Sierras, plung ing through snow secens the most ma jestic ever screened ending in a wild night ride through bliztard, and let ting you off all happy and gasping for breath. Agnes Ayres. Theodore Rob erts, and Julia Faye are in the cast "Dynamite," a two-reel comedy, and Kinograma. 10c and 30c. TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY January 31 and February 1 H. B. Warner in "Felix O'Day." A drama of a man who, with trust be trayed and wife dishonored, seeks a just revenge, cornera hia man, but whoae handa are kept unstained by a law of destiny. Aesop's Fables, Hal Roach Comedy, Pathe Review. 10c and 30c. COMING February 2 and 3 "THE SHEIK" tin 1 1 t ftlfy i 4 A.