Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada on October 30, 1916 · Page 1
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Iraemiffg SMELTER SETTLEMENTS Silver .......... 67c f Copper, per pound today 27.06 I Lead, per pound, until Oct. 24 7c NEW YORK METAL QUOTATIONS (By Associated Press) Silver .,..G7-c Lead 77.10c i'opper, electrolytic, Jan. t!Sc Spelter, E. St. Louis 9il0ic FORTIETH YEAR RENO, NEVADA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1916 NO. 257 p. l mm a m OPPOSED TO LAND BILL STILL In Answer to Question While Speaking at Goldfield He Declares His Opposition to Pittman's Measure Auction Clauses in Act Would Be Detriment to Settler And Homeseeker, Justice Openly Charges Judge Says He Would Seek to Amend Proposed Law If He Were Consulted So As to Eliminate Dummies 'OTHER Y 7 OVER 319 TEAM, TORPE WEB jiy y y jfcf 7 7 FOR HUGHES m fifty mm I HOARD Iffl , SLINK BY TORPEDO British Steamship Marina Is Sunk on Coast of Ireland by Submarine; Only 34 Saved Out of Crew of 104; Was Bound For Port of Newport News; Complications Possible HUGHES SUR OF ELECTION DECLARES IfLCOX ELECTORAL VOTE ? if y y y iy GERMANS TAKE LA MAISONETTE 1 Norse Perilously Near War GIVEN m DnnfiDAnniMn i n ilsa ib m. ' rii Hi if - i all! u 3 W&E&J VL Special to the Gazette GOLDFIKLD, Oct. ::0. That lion. I. A. MeCarran, associate justice of the Nevada supreme court, is no "rainbow dus-ter of gyroscopic mind" was adequately proved lure Saturday night when the eminent jurist spoke on campaign issues from a Democratic standpoint. The justice refrained from reference to the Pittman land grab until a man in the audience asked permission to speak. The request was couched in gentlemanly form and the judge oradily pave his permission. "J low do you stand and what do you think of the Pittman land bill?" asked the inquirer. Objects to Auction Clause "I object to the Pittman land bill, but esjeciallv to . the"'auction clause because it would be a detriment to the homeseeker and settler," was the prompt response given without the slightest hesitation. Justice MeCarran explained that nobody should be. allowed' to get more than 640 acres of land and that, if he were consulted, he would insert a clause in the bill eliminating dummies and making it a felony for anyone to act as a dummy, consequently making it a penitentiary offense without any line. This statement evoked applause showing the sentiment of the audience was against the pernicious measure. "When the clapping- subsided the same questioner continued: Objects to Auction Claim "Have you changed the opinion expressed in your letter to Senator Pitt man of March Slh, 1916?" "I still hold the same opinion," manfully rejoined the justice. This appeared to satisfy the man in the audience who apparently was trying to harmonize the appearance trf LONDON, Oct- 30. The American embassy today received a report from Wesley Frost, American consul at Qu eenstown, that the British steamship Marina had been torpedoed without warning. Several Americans were in the crew. Only 34 members of the crew of 104 have been picked up and landed at Crook Haven, Ireland. Republican Standard -Bearer's Vote in Electoral College Will Be More Than 310 Is Chairman's Announcement XKWPORT NEWS, Vt., Oct. 30. There weer 50 Americans en the British steamship Marina, reported torpedoed iwthout warning in today's dispatches from London, when she sail from Newport Ne.vs. The Americans were signed here as horse men. They weer all white and gave their homes as in various sections of the country. Iocal agents for the owners of the Marina say cable advices reported the vessel leaving Glasgow for Newport News on October 23 in ballast. .-- May Revive Controversy WASHINGTON. Oct. SO. Destruction of the British horse transport Ma-mina by a German submarine, without warning, with possible loss of American lives an dthe endangering of the lives of seven American citizens in the submarine attack on the British freighter Rowanmore, roiorted from Queenstown today by American Consul Frost, contain possibilities of reviving the submarine issue lietween the United States ami Germany. May Be No Broken Pledge Investibation, officials realize, may disclose that there has leen no violation of German pledges to the United States. Nevertheless the first reports, incomplete and transmitted by the American consul as 'provisional" caused some uneasiness- The report on the destruction of the Marine refers to the ship as a "British horse transport." .Ohio, Illinois and Indiana in No Doubt at All; Fight in Utah but State Believed To Be Safe Michigan Considered Certain in Hughes Column; Minnesota Not Going Democratic and Wisconsin Is All Right 'Turn to Pae Three. FEDERATION ENDS ITS MEETING A I GOLDFIELD (Turn to Page Two. iii Mrs. P. B. Ellis of aCrson Is Elected President; Other Officers Chosen ALL LOVELOCK OUT TO WELCOME Nl Republican Candidates Speak At Meeting That Packs to Doors Town's Opera House mm IN 1912 AND MIAN TODAY Four Years Ago He Went After Protective Tariff and Now He Is Much Changed NEW YORK, Oct. :0. The prediction that Charles E. :islies will have more than 310 electoral votes was made today by Chairman William Willeox of the Republican national committee. "Mr. Hughes will have 310 electoral votes or more," Mr. Willcox said. "My reports show that Ohio, Illinois and Indiana will all go Republican, as will also New York state. We also consider Michigan safe ami although there is a bitter tight in Utah, 1- believe that will go Republican. "The Democrats have been claiming Minnesota lately, but my reports from that state do not indicate that it will go Democratic. As to Wisconsin, there are a good many varying reiorts from there but I was told today by authorities from that state that it will be in the Republican column.' Special to the Gazette WVKI.OCK, Oct. 30. At the oira house, packed to the doors and with scores unable to enter, the Republican candidates on aSturday night received one of the most enthusiastic receptions 1111- . 1 1-. 1 V 11 1 Qi.wuv 1 1 1 . - 1 V . , - - - - Chairman H. J- Murrish introduced McNamara the speakers without preliminary and applause preceded and followed the addresses. Sam Piatt's indictment of the Pittman land bill commanded chief interest and his promise to fight it, irrespective of the outcome of the election Special to the Gazette GOLDFIELD, Oct. 50. The session ot the State Fedora tic n of Women's Clubs of Nevada on Friday morn in i; was taken up by the reiwts of standing committees and departments as follows: Credentials committee, Mrs. Nellie Tomley; club extension, Mrs. C. A. Barrett; Mrs. P. p. Ellis; education: kindergarten extension, Mrs. Teruzza and Miss Crisler; civics, ?Irs. J. R. Meskimmons; public health, Mrs. Kate Eubank; conservation. Mrs. D. E. Williams; state endowment fund, Mrs. Origal. The papers in the afternoon were by Mrs. Hugh Brown, Mrs. J. R. Meskim-mons, Mrs. C- P. Squires. Mrs. Frank Humphrey and Miss Flanigan. Following this the tellers reported the result for the balloting on federation officers which had taken place earlier in the day. This showed the officers for the coming year to be Mrs. P. B. Ellis, president ; Mrs. J. E. first vice-president; Mr3. R. D. Eiehelberger, second vice-president; Mrs. Mampbell, recording secretary; Mrs. D. E. Williams, treasurer; Mrs. Patrick, general federation secretary; Miss Stewart, corresponding secretary. Eor the office of auditor there was a ttic vote, Mrs. Mason and Mrs. Pugh evoked great applause. His pledge fo the Susan B. Anthony amendment alsj ! receiving the same number of ballots, aroused enthusiastic resionse. At the evening se ssion a ballot was Congressman Roberts repeated, by I again taken, resulting in the election request, his Winnemucea tribute to the i of Mrs. Mason to the office of auditor, women voters and his promise concern-j Friday evening's session was held at ing the work of "Wcsternizins the out- j the Unity Club, the first number being look of the postofr'ice department! a piano duet by Mrs. Martin and Mrs. brought applause. iJonassen. This was followed by an Judge Moran and R. A. McKay had ; addrtss by W. D. Hatton, who spoke on the usual warm welcome- "Women's Property Rights." Mrs- Le- After the speaking, a prominent nore Sollender Hanby then favored the .rancher promised Sam "Piatt 10 votes audience with two vocal solos, in his immediate family and another A Xarge number of clubs made their said he could do nearly as well with ' reports at this meeting and were lict-his family of seven voters. ened to with attention and profit. After The speaking and a session of the this the new officers were installed and Knights of Pythias brought visitors a gracious speech made by the retiring from all surrounding points, including' president, Mrs. Squires. Rochester and YVinnemucca, The A vote of thanks was given to Mrs. speakers visited Rochester Saturday Charles Sprasrue for her hospitality afternoon- as well as Mill City, Imlay, which had been so generously accord-Starr Canyon and Unionvillo. icd the visitors. To the Editor of the Gazette; It is to laugh when you listen to Senator Pittman's tariff talk of this campaign and compare it with that of four years ago. Can we ever forget those bygone pleas to "rise in our might and ballot off the shackles that long had bound us." Oh yes! the protective tariff 'was sucking- our life blood.' The ''robber barons" a favorite term in these days, of Protection "waxed fat" while the people, the consumers ' waxed so very lean." Continuing, he to'd us, as he traveled swiftly back and forth behind the root-lights, that high tariff and high cost of living were inseparable pals. The suit of clothes you have (and at that he shook the garment on his own quivering form) should cost but half the money that you paid- And the shoes you wear came to you only after "'gross extortion by the trusts," "'But worse," my feilow men," said he, "is the fact that you are paying double what you should for the things you eat. Ah, yes! the little babes must sometimes leave the family board with hunger gnawing at their belts because, forsooth, old High Protective Tariff wills that they should suffer." And thenfi the grand finale (as the senator increased his apce on the well worn path from wing to wing), he would tight the demon, if elected, fight while voice and breath remained (and he seemed well suiadied with both). And row, a short four years after we were told what was the source of all our ills, we gather to listen some more. But alas! one stroke and all is over. ON BASQUES ATTACK BY PITTMAN IS CHALLENGED S. Silen of Boise, Idaho, Is Back at Senator with Some Strong Facts KING HAAKON II OF N ORWAY AND HIS SON The king is in a position rapidly approaching that of Constantine of Greece and may have to take sides before long owing to anger of his subjects at submarine warfare. SE L KILLED Repeated Attacks by Teutons Made South of Somme with Consequence That Farm of Maisonette Is Captured French Take Line of Trenches West of Sailly-Sailiisel and Advance to Church of Town OfSailly British Troops Make Raids on German Trenches and Take Some Prisoners; Damage Is Inflicted, Says London ALL NORWAY 1LD WITH ANGER AT SUBMARINE WORK ON SHIPS Press of Country Unanimous in Expressing Resentment at Torpedoing of Vessels; Lives of 140 Norwegian Sailors Have Been Lost in Warfare of Undersea Boats To the Editor of the Gazette The wave of righteous indignation which has swept over this Western country has reached Idaho and Oregon. An attack on the Basques by "Senator Pittman of Nevada has caused the people of our Western states to rise as one against him in bitter resentment. He ha called the Dasque "nothing but a sheepherdcr.' Go back to the days when this country was an unknown and trackless wilderness, to the days when these valleys and populated communities were but burning desert and barren plain, to the days when the men who laid the foundation for our present great commonwealth, followed the -langer-fraught trail with wagon and oxen how manv among them were dashing geniuses, engineering brililant coups and marching to victory with good Tortune aawiting on their talents and how many were patient, solid men who forged ahead more slowly, but just as surely forward? The biographies of our nation's greatest men tell us that they rose from the ranks of the high and exalted positions they held. It has been said that "history repeats itself," and the life of the Basque, from the With just one lope across the stage tit.ie he left his fatherland and landed the senator tells us "the tariff issue now is dead." Do we tell him that old High Cost of Living is much higher than he was four years ago? YVe do not, for he tells us first that he now has found the real oppressor, the same is "Old Financial System," and he proceeds to tell us all -about it. Meanwhile the cost of living goes up, up, up, albeit the senator kept his promise in one thing and the tariff came down, down, down. But we are a people long on hope and the senator is of a party long on promise, so why complain? L. LISTENER. iCfirson. October 2S. CHRISTIANA. Oct. 30. Never before during the war has the Norwegian press so unanimously expressed the resentment aroused in Norway by the last steps in the German submarine warfare. The Orebladet calls it piracy and says it is the general opinion that Germany against mercantile ships is directed especially against Norway, adding: It is a fact that this continual torpedoing of Norway ships deprives Germany of friends in Norway." Bitterness Everywhere The Tidenstegn says bitterness has been provoked everywhere in rsorwa by the destroying of Norwegian property and lives of Norwegian sailors in the Arctic ocean, and vehemently urges the government to do something to protect property and lives. The Yerdensgai g asserts Germany has substituted for international law and old hecognized ethical principles the principle of power as the basis of its warfare, recognizing no other standard of morals than what its own interests dictate. Secret Agents Tolerated Other papers say the German government's secret agents who report the sailing of Norwegian ships are tolerated everywhere and treated in a friendly manner, while such agents have been expelled from Holland and that when Nerwegian press correspondents attempt to keep ship officers and ship owners posted as to where German submarines are lying in wait off the coast the censorship suppresses their telegrams lest they might be of use to Germany. Public Opinion Excited Public opinion in Norway at present is greatly excited and the popular feeling toward Germany is far from friendly. Ship owners have decided net to sail for Russian ports in the Arctic and the war insurance company will take no risks on ships or cargoes with such desination. United States Better Prepared The Aftenposten says Norway does not so much ft ar German submarine warfar enear the American coast, as it must be supposed the United States is better prepared than are the small neutral nations to prevent wholesale torpedoing of neutral ships. The German submarine warfare thus for has cost Norway 171 ships with a total tonnage of 235,000 and the lives of 110 Norwegian sailors. PARIS, Oct. ::0. A system of German trenches northwest of Sailly-Sail-lisel, on the Somrne front, was captured by the French last night, the war office announced today. The French advanced as far as the Sailiy church. Rheims Bombarded South of the Somme thu Germans made repeated attacks between Biaches and the region south of La Moisonette. By means of their last attempt they obtained a footing in some of the Maisonette farm buildings. On the Verdun front the artillery lighting Mas less severe near Douau-mont and there was no infantry action in that locality. Rheims was bombarded violently and some civilians were killed. British Troops Gain Ground BERLIN. Oct. 30. British troops, attacking the German lines on the Somme front between Les Boeufs and Mor-vai, succeeded in gaining some ground , from the Germans, the war office an nounced today. South of the Somme French positions from La Maisonette farm to Biaches v - e stormed by German troops after successful artillery preparation. The farm itself was taken by the Germans in the attack during which 412 prisoners, including l'i officers were captured. On the Verdun front there was a continuation of artillery exchanges. Raids by British LONDON, Oct. 30. British troops made two raids on German trenches west of vyytpchaelc, Belgium, and east of Boesighe, last ni'ht, sa'ys an official statement issued this afternoon. A number of prisoners were taken and considerable damage was indicted on the Germans. in America, a stranger in a strange land, language and customs unknown. to the present day, when he may with well-earned pride take his place with the representative men of the nation, does most assuredly not substantiate the statements of Senator Pittman. He has called the Basque a "slave." Is not America a free land? Are her citizens slaves? A research of the history of the Basque race for centuries back fails to show where they were ever in bondage, and Senator Pittman is challenged to show wheer any book' Congressman E. E. Roberts, who ar that the world recognizes as authority, ' rived in Reno yesterday with the Recalls the Basque a slave, i publican nominees, left this morning AVhefever the Basques choose to es- for Carson, but will return tonight. tablish their home, that community is the better. They are an intelligent, energetic and progressive people; they hold valuable landed estates, erect substantial business structures and homes that are a credit to their respective communities. Their children are robust, healthy, bright: they are given every educational advantage and are a credit to the schools they attend. Therefore, when the senator went out of his way on the floor of the Lmted States senate to attack a numher of his constituents, he was guilty of the violation of the proprieties and decencies of debate, which was unpardonable. S. SILEN, Boise, Idaho, October 2". GERMANS AND RUSSIANS MEETING IN DOBRUDJA F. N. Fletcher left this morning for Carson on business. BERLIN, Oct. 30. The capture of several strongly defended positions near the Hungarian-Rumanian frontier was announced today by the war office. In Dobrudja, Field Marshal von Mack-enscn's forces, continuing their pursuit of the Russians and Rumanians, have come in contact willi the Russians. . RUSSIAN ARMY'S MOVE BREAKS BEFORE GUNS BERLIN, Oct. 30. Massed attacks of Russian infantry in Volhynia yester day following unusually violent artillery preparation broke down under the German fire, the war office announced today. .-, .. Grand Theatre TONIGHT "THE STORM" A Lasky-Paramount Drama, Featuring Blanche Sweet THOMAS ME1GHAN THEODORE ROBERTS HEARST NEWSPICTURES

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