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Can Be Furnished Only by (he Modern Newspaper lidjmonii STimes ? 0 i Business-Getters T-D Classified Ads Make More Customers G8TH YEAR. voi.vmk 68 M.mhkk al RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1918. ?TEN PAGES. w i:\th kj; pace 8 ?FAIR PRICE, TWO CENTS PREMIER DEFENDS ARMY CHANGES IN STIRRING SPEECH Tells Members Thai Con certed Efforts Arc Need ed to Win War. SAYS GENERAL ROBERTSON WAS OFFERED COUNCIL POST Latter Refused to Accept System, Basing Objections on Mil itary Grounds. THHKATKXS TO yi.JT OI'FK'K Wrak Points in Army Organization Pointed Out by I-iohl .Marshal llaig. I Hv A??? lat???I Pres* 1 1.1 > N* l m > ,N\ i-'fbruiir.v 1 ? Premier I .loyd 'icorge to-day made in the House '>f ('uinnmn^ hi1- eagerly awnlti'd state ment regarding the recent army hanges. lie sa nl !li?' civrimiciit was iiixioun to retain the services *? f <;en .?ral Sir William P.obert.-on as chief of naff sr. long as it was compatible with he polic\ . < 1 ? ? '1 upon in r:')nimoil .villi <;r?'.it Britain's allies-. The Premier said the policy of the government was based upon the as sumption that the allies had suffered in he pa : through lack of concerted ati'l ?o-ordina If| effort.- It had been de nied to ji.-t up a central aiithortty r< o-ordinate the strategy of the allies The general prineipP lai?l down at he recent sex-ion in Ver. allies of the .iipreine war council were agreed to >y all. the I'remier told the house. It van also agreed that there should he in interallied authority with executive io*ver?. The o n 1 > different e which iro.se v.*a a to i; constitution The ir.it proposal .i ? Versailles-, he con inued. was- ti;.iT the central authority hould consist of a council of chiefs >f staff, hut this was abandoned, inas nucli as it was regarded as unwork able. ' Movd tici>rge s.tid it wa< e.i.-.eiitial hat decisions should be tat.cn in.-t.inlly t Versailles. .Meeting separately, the (elegates of the respective allies, he .villained. et-iiMdered their own plan, vhlch in each case was identical. This ?lan was passed without a dissent ing oi?,e and accepted by all the military epresenta11ves. the Premier said. Being under the impression that all he dirtb ulties had been overcome, con inued the i'romii r, the government ffered ileneral IJobertson a position on he Versailles council, but he was un t tiling to ac(|ules. e jn the r-ystem. ob ectins to it on miiitatN git und <;en ra 1 IJobertson. added the Premier, he ri refused t lie post <>f < hief ?I f --t iff ? itli powers adapted to the po.-ition M up at Versailles If he should read he document submitted by the Amer ?an?, sail l.Ioyd licirge. there would e no need to inai<e a speech. ?iiaisks dim i mi:\t oi'rittt r.i> in \ m i:u i< \ n jh-tk i \ i.s "The cao Is presented with :: 11 . ;.sti ? !r power .tin! ]<?>. i he addc<i. "\Vh;u happenc 1 ?' Wc altered the ropo-al hero and there. There was a ood deal uf ili.-t ussion. which look oin" hour.-'. There was not a single K>.scnt ins voii-f: ?i? far a;i the plan w.c. oncerned." If the ll'ju.'o of i.'oiinnoiiy repudiated he poll y for which ho was responsible, n wh <.h lie believed the safety of the ountrv depended. Moyd licorge de lared he would nult oft!' e. His one egret would he that he had not greater (length and ability to place at the dis osal of hib rountry in its g ra vest our. Tiy British commander. Field Mar ?rial Hais was present at t'le .session f the supreme war council. 1-loj i ,'eorge worn mi. He drew attention u two weak points in the proposal, ihiih were thereupon adjusted hy the onference. Uciieral Ilobert^on was resent when the subject was presented > the War Cabinet. and did not ol> ict. It was asrred tli.it the principal nsil ary ad\i?cr a! Ver.-aillcs should be a tembcrof the war council, li was part f this arrangement that the chief of ie imperial staff wus t<> remain the jpremc military adviser t<> the govern icnt. oi ntii) Mm i \\n:ii wrrii ti;k itnu.i: n i:\i.itiks l.loyd lieorpe said the country was iced with terrible realities. He begged ie house in have done with all.con ?overay. adding that the government as entitled to knuw to-night whether ?e house and the country wished it ?> proceed with the policy'deliberately rrived at. The Premier asserted that the coll usions reached at Versailles were, the ?sult of very powerful representations ?.* the delegates of other governments. ??fably the American government. , ? "I hesitated for some time," said the remier in referring to the American iprcsentations, whether I should not ?ad in the House of i'ominous the very >gent documents submitted bv the morfcan delegation, which put* the ise for the present proposal. It i.s ie of the ablest documents ever sub itted to a military conference. "The only reason why I do not read to the house is that it is mixed up. Ith the plan of operations." Any one who examines closely the -ents of Iflfi and 1HI7. said the Pre ler, would find plenty of argument for ; mie change in the machinery in order effect a greater concentration than! id Mthorto been achieved. The allied jvernmcnt had decided that It was ? ? cessary to set up seme central body j co-ordinate the strategy of the al-j r>a. At the last conference at Ver (Continued on Second l'iige.) ' Youth Heads Board of Morris Company ( '1M< A<<0, February I !>.? >rlnon Morris. |? p til j -ni\-j rnr-nld clioir mnn ?if l Mr lionrd of director* of Morris A < ??., who nn? (lie prlnelpnl nltnrM nt the Mnckynrd* i\jibc ?r liitrntlon priicrrdlnea lo-dnj, denied (Hp i-linrcr of nrKniilr.ril labor thnl park lnc-hou?r employer* nrc nol puld n fnir lltInK Knur. Ilr ?nld pack 1 ns-hoiiKr iwirkrm nrc paid nn hluli unKr< n* rrrrlvrd Ii.t inrn of Hip name clnwn In other indu?lrie?, mill thnl III log rnnilllliinii In the ilMrlcl nilJniTiil to tlir ntoekjnrd* nrc nol ncnrl? n* lind n* pictured by employee 11 llnrsKri. lie mrilil lir fainrrd rijunl pilj' for mm nnil women doing Ihe mine nniminl of ii urk. The Irn-hour dny, hr *011!, un? brlti-r Nulled (o tlic nrril of ihr mrnl piiiklnu Industry (linn Ihr rlchl-hour nlnndnrd. Mr unld profit* lind lirrn reduced ."ill prr cent *lnce Ihr plnnt licgnn operntlnc under Koirrnmrnl eontrol. .Intneo li. < midon, nllnrner for the pnrkeri, deelnred Ihe koi eminent ?urvcy of Ihe co*t of kccplnt; n f 11 Hi ll}- of (lip, which amount* to 9I,^SS 11 jrnr, nnd linn u*cd lir the em ployee*' aide nt the henrlnis, irim tinned on the price* of rent, food nnd elothliis; In \\ nnliinKtnii, I). < ., In nn Imiulry to fix clerk*' *nlnrle*. lie nald II could nol properly he con ? Idercd In connection with thr pout of III Inn of Mnckynrd laborer* In I liicnco. URGE FEDERAL CONTROL < onsreni* Act* lo Ivxpcdlle the Adtnln litrnllon Itnilrnnd Hill. I IIV A o' iH In] I'rr-.JI. I WASHINGTON. February cri"-." to-dav bent itself almost exelu Klvoiy toward expediting the adminis tration railroad hill. Mcbato on the una1 lire was begun in tin; llout'P and continued in tn?? Sen ate. with l< 'aders of both bodies plan ning its disposition before the end of the week, l.atc in ihr: da> the Senate agreed to begin voting on amendments j Thnri-day afternoon, expecting passage <.f the I'll! late that n.ght, or Friday. In iii<- Mouse. n is planned to close Ki'ii'-ra! debate Thursday and pass the nicfi.--.jre a: least before adjournment Sa t urday. t'onsiderable amendment of both the Senate and Mouse committee drafts be fore Una! action was forecast by to daj's discus.-ion The principal addresses in the Sen ate to-day were by Senators Johnson, of t'alifcrnia. and To? nsend, of Michi gan. Republicans, both of whom op posed the measure as now drawn. In 1 he Mnti?c, Representative Sims, of Ten- ! nessee. and Representative Stephens, of Neoraska. democrats, championed t'ne draft of the Mouse committee, liovcrn meni ownership of railroads was advo cated by the I'allfcrnia Senator and by Representative Stephen.*. CADET KILLED IN FRANCE (?enernl I'rrxhlnu Itcporl* Drnih^ of Two Member* of Siprnnl < orp*. , 1 rt A".>o-'isileil pre ..s J W ASM I.ViJT' >N. February J ;i?Oadet ("hark- K. Jones. <>f I'ittsheld. Mass.. attached to the aviation section of the signal corps, has b< en killed in an a!r plane accident in France. the War I?e partment was advised to-day by <ien cr*l Perching. The general also reported '.hat* Pri vate John J. Hollowell. attached to a telegraph battalion of the signal corps, whose home was at rt 1 'J 6 Reach Street. 1 hiladelphia, had died from a frac t ired skull. No details were given. Four deaths from disease were also r 'TWIT? f f? OIL TANKER EXPLODES I'elieted Tnn Men 'Were I.ost When ? riift llmind for North (. nro linn Ik Wrrrkrd. XOUFOi.K, V.\.. February ]?.?A gasoline-propelled oil tanker. the Coat, operatcl out of Elizabeth City. N. <to North Carolina sound points by the Texas oil Company, exploded early this afternoon. Captain c. p. Clark and David Williams, in charge of the boat, arc missins. and it is be lieved they lost their lives. other boats in the vicinity, seeing: the explosion, went to the scene, but found no traces of the two men. A searching party has left Elizabeth City t > locate the missing men or recover llieir bodies. I Y. M. C. A. CAMP DRIVE IntciiHive Itcliglmix Program I'lnnned in Training < nntp* During l!?iler Wrek, I By Associated Press.1 ATHAXTA. February 10.?An intcn s vc religious program is planned by i ic army and navy Y. M. C. A. in Southeastern Department training ctmps during Easter week, March -4 t . :: l . Announcement of the plan, in which II religio--; denominations will lie. n?kcd to co-operate, was made here to .itrlit, following a three-day conference f Y. M. C. A. war workers called by Kxerutive Secretary S. A. Ackley, who It-ads the t.-sr. secretaries engaged in war work in the Southeast. HASH CAUSES ILLNESS >o Evidence of Poison or (around <;lns* In Fooil n? Norfolk Training Station. r IH Associated Press. I \V ASII I N t! T O X, February 10.? Corned-beef hash made J 24 man ill yesterday at the Norfolk naval training station. Eleven had to be sent to the hospital, but they are expected to re turn to duly to-morrow. Captain Day ton, commandant of the station, re ported to-day that he had been unable lo determine what was the matter with the beef, but that there was no evi dence of poison or ground glass, and rumors of wholesale poisoning were untrue. CHARTER HEARING i AT STATE CAPITOL Request of City Council for Changes, Subjcct to Approval at Polls, Is Considered. ABOLISHES SALARIED BOARD Four Administrators Appear in Opposition to Amendments Eliminating Their Jobs. I i Richmond's light for charter reforms ! was transferred yesterday to the State ? Capitol, when for three hour? the joint committee* of the General Assembly j on Counties, (,'itles and Towns heard i argument for and against the granting of the amendments sousht l>y the City j Council, the chief of which is the aboli tion of the salaried Administrative Hoard. The public hearing on the mat ter. which in itsHf was an unusual pro cedure. was arranged after members of the Administrative r.oard had direct- i ed a long letter of protest to the Regis lature The city's charter bill will be Considered by the Senate and House, committees at their regular meetings to-morrow. All members of the Administrative Hoard with one exception?Commis sioner Henry I*. Reek?appeared at (he hearing yesterday afternoon. The board was not attempting to block charter reforms, members declared, but was opposed to the present changes as con tained in the hill before the committees for consideration. The board strongly favored some changes in the city gov ernment because they were necessary, but believed they should originate at the proper source and should be along certain modern lines. Senator .lames K. Cannon, of Rich mond. presided over the joint commit tee meeting. The committee fixed a tim?> limit of three hours for the hear ing. this time to lie dh ided equally be tween the proponents and opponents.' City Attorney Henry H. Pollary ccn-1 ducted the hearing on behalf of the city of Richmond, introducing all speakers favoring the Council's plan, while John Mirschberg. ??hairmr.n of the Adminis trative Hoard, acted as spokesman for that body and intro limed its speakers. MAM III !>I\E.,'S MI-:\ ATTKM) THi: IIK.UIINU Many prominent business men at tended the hearing. while more than one-half the members of both branches of the City Council were seen in the j Senate Chamber from time to time.. There were also in evidence several! labor leaders. Tlj^. progress of the : hcariiig was followed with the great est interest by the audience. The com- : mittees adjourned immediately after the hearing had been completed. Rich mond's charter hill will come before the two committees at their regular meet ings tc-morrow. Mr. Hirschberg. after other speakers had dwelt at length upon what they believed to be various legal questions involved, suggested to the committee that action on the charter bill be passed by until some other time. The City Council would have acted on the "City Hall petition' by that time, he declared, and the committee could say that a reform movement was already under way. and that the changes sought were unnecessary, since the entire mat tor was so l>e placed before the people. The point was also made by those f-ghting the Council's plan that the amendments were virtually a change in the form of government. Mr. Hirschbcrg declared that T.'l per cent of the present charter was proposed to be changed, hut the City Attorney stated that the form of government would not be changed. L'nder the plan, he said, the city retained the three constitutional divisions necessary un der the old form of government, and. so far as the Administrative Hoard was concerned, that body could be abolished by the same token that it was created. I'd 1.1, A It I) OITI.INKS HISTOItV OF CITY CHARTF.lt Mr. f'ollard at the opening of the > meeting mnde a short talk on the his tory of the City Charter and h>w it had been changed from time to time. He then introduced O. A. Hawkins, who lias been prominent in recent reform movements. ??Representatives of three of the four wards in the city voted unanimously for the amendments, and the opposition from only one ward." said Mr. Haw kins. "One member fought the meas ure. saying that it would be voted down nt the polls, and he has continued his fight. The charge was made that the plan was a one-man government, hut this was inconsistent. "1 believe the proper interpretation of the petition circulated recently is that the 4.254 citizens were dissatisfied with the present form. We do not be lieve that the last word in municipal government has been said, but it is a material forward step in the right di rection. The Council represents the great majority of the people, and it has spoken, and we request you to help us ; secure a more efficient and economical form of government." A VI >K It SON PIIK Si: NTS VI i:\vs OF Cl\ It" ASSOC IATION J l"?r. I?. II. Anderson, executive secre tary of the Civic.- Association of llieh- ? inond. said that organization had been working for charter reforms for some, j years. He declared that members of' the Council had voted on the amend- ! ments in tlio face of the coming elec tion. There was one thing that should i be done, he said, and (hat was the.! abolition of the Administrative Board.' "When the board was established , the change was not put to a vote of < the people at that time. We think j that the proposed changes should be I made. The Civic Association is stand- I Ing behind llw Council because it has j taken a step in the right direction. "Those people who have sponsored 1 the petition did net make suggestions: to the Council, which worked for a i year. The petition has no effect on tho j changes, hec.atise its sponsors wailed j too late. After waiting for ten months (Continued on Last Page.) Senate Adopts Strode Bill, 19 t0 Local Tax Boards Abolished. DAVIS FOR INCREASED TAXES Governor Says if People Want Roads and Schools They Must Pay for Them. I'assafp in the Senate or ? itStrode U .Ilia., and Mary coeducational l,m' to 3; advancement t? encros.nenf ?? the House of the measure desl-ned to abolish local hoards of tax review conference between the Governor oiher State officials and the Jlot.se ;tn,J . enate Mnance Committees on ?1,.... .Situation: Christopher .Meetze's chartr'.^ or, the floor of (he Mouse that the DcmoCral,c ffj?ccul|vc commit.CH not d o , ful, fJutv by ,ycstmorf!lat;(J , 1 ,h0 campaign of lilM vn;ir dl.sminsa of commlttec fro,,, considers-1 of ,ho ^'hackleford insurance bui argument m the Senate on ,he mens compensation act. and important ommittee hearings in both branches of the r.oneral Assembly yesterday round ^Ul ,hc most fruitful dav of th session. * ^ Various proposed amendments 10 m, Strinle hi], ?? ar, n an amendment to the tax board Will that would place the work In the hands I * lAX commission. create tho ?m " -late tax commissioner and fcrni ?< ' tax commission with auxiliary isionaI commissioners. He * Z':?**/"1- h?W'CVCr- ^ ?he measure nt to engrossment with nniv u-o "^r' ?" r,ok";"" ''I'mT.- wj. wants the commissioners of revenue , f work of ?UH c0uruics- UP? whom the ,, "f as-SMsm<nt will fall, to adver ,ho!r sittings |? ordcr Jh wyer, raay Klv? h; ?cnate Finance Committee. Governor Daxis appeared before that bo.lv to dis cuss tax conditions. Ueplvin* o re quests, he cave his unqualified approval Senue ,n "?W ?cn?"n* ?" the roads and 7* ,h? ^ttermrilt of roaas and a more effective school ?vs tein. and approved the special nv'rr - cents fcr these purposes, He "stated nZlTrl'V " thft desired t he ?hey would hare Torn U,rm,Bh SS! "XTui,houl funds. maintained without! -<?. equivocal in his position.Un" ^ If the people do not want the nro eran, of roa(Js anfl sohooJs.. they can so signify rw, -aid. 1 by electinc a ' >oars ho"ce . .tcuiiR a I-eRislature opposed 10 i!l'!,l?"rMC",*"ve '? .heir roiilJ, C.1TIO.V I t.It AVII.M.UI A.M) MAHV C'OIXrcriB eocdu.'a. ' , K ,m nn<1 Mary Colleiro Passed the Senate after three an.c-nd Senlu WCrC rCjCClP,i hv ,hc h?'lv. The ?e"-'0 rejected, by a vote of is to 6 an amendment offered bv Senator J?>!ien .,u..n seeking to make the ad niltta"cc of women ,0 the institution optional leaving it mandatory 0:1 the board of trustees. |t rejected, bv ?, ask^ ihat?tf' r:o,,Pad amendment " ? x,:rz nov four State normal schools for women tn the State* ?r.H ,i?? ?vote. of 1/ ,0 th/rrtod amendment making the a*, of ^ f not loss thnn f-irht/.o., u,,in ^isntcen vrars Tho ith h\ a vote 0f o/> f ^ Ayes?Andrews. Ruchanan. Corbitt. Davis. Early, t'Jayle. rjoodloe. Ounn, Honing, Jeffreys. Jordan. Lacy, i Mathews. "Robertson. Strode. Thornton. , Webb. Wendenburg and West. Nays?Addison. Rarham. Rowers, Byrd. I'atinon. Conrad. Downinp, flnr rett. Goolriek, Holt, Keith, Kinehart and Trinkle. Not voting?Allen. Prewry. '"iravatt. ' Mapp. Mitchell. Rison. Royall and V.'a IKrr. In relation to the bill parsed. Senator Strode, the patron of the bill, favored it on an out-and-out basis of justice ' to women and the willingness of the school to open its doors to women, and opposed all amendments tendinn to temporize or limit the effectiveness of the measure. Senator Cunn supported the bill as an emergency measure and not because he subscribed to coeduca tion. and reserved the right to oppose similar bills relating to other schools Senator Andrews voted for the bill for the reverse reason, favoring coeduca-' lion and not co-ordination. Senators J West and Pavis expressed views fa vorable to Senator Strode's position. WOHKMP.VS COMPENSATION < ACT IS IIICIIATIOD Senator lioolriek, taking tip Senate bill No. 3*>. known as the "workman's compensation act." which was ;i spe cial order on its tirst reading, stated that at the public hearing no one ap peared in the interest of the opposition, but that numerous representatives of various interests appeared to advocate its passage. lie stated that the pro nounced opposition in Hoanokc had "died "; that a similar act was in force ? now in thirty-seven States and all the Territories, and that no one could re gard the project as an experiment. He said that, in the State of Kentucky a similar bill had saved in one year in the expense of litigation to that State $75,000. as the government pays the expenses of juries in civil cases. The hill exempts from Its operation casual, farm, domestic and steam rail- ' way labor. The latter exemption Is due to the "liability act" applying to ! such railroads now and the preference (Continued on Third Page.) . bolsheviki accept terms of germany Conditions in Georgia Camps Satisfactory, Secretary Baker Reports After Inspection ? A Ml I MiTON, !?' ?? li r u it r y 111.? liriirrull) *nl Isfnclnrv I'liiiililiiiiKi ?vrrr fouimI nl < ;tmp ? ?nrilon, \tlnn tn: I nm|i \\ hrrli-r, Mncnn. :iml t nmp llnni'iirk, \ imiiHin, Srrrrmry linker n 11 noti need lo-ilny, nfter III* return from nn Inspection of thorn* rnm |i* In company with '?urKcnn-ticiieritl l-iircns nnil ( nlmtel I'urluish nnil Mnjor Welch, of Ihr medicnl nirju. Tin* goiieriil lirnllli of nil three rnmpw *\n> I'li'cllrnl, secretary linker Hnlil. nnil clothing o?|iiinincnt ? n* nilr i|nn I<? nnil the ri|iiIpinent of rlllrH nl each rump complete. Full complement* of machine Klini nnil artillery nrr not ,vd oil hnml, l?ii< there l? enough of encli In permit runtlnunl iirnrllrr. ??The disease nnil Mirk rale* nl rni'h camp u rrr foniiil In lie Mtendily declinln?." >>nlil Mr. linker'* slntr mcnt. ** \ I encli ciinip nn adequate number of trnlnril niir*r* \ini foiiml. nnil I he hospitalm iverr well enrrd for nnd Miipplled nnil in (he hnnd* of enpnlile niedlcnl nnil MurKieiil *tn(T*. 'I'lie ccnrrnl health of nil three campn nn* eirellenl. nnil nl Wheeler, n here the ivnrNl *ickne?.s hml oeenrred, llie improvement iin*( marked nnd nlrnilf. "'I lie early dinieulticH due lo IB-CENT TAX INCREASE FOR ROADS MD SCHOOLS Committees Agrcr on IMnn In Italse S800.000 Additional llevenue for Kuril. COM'ERKXCK WITH (.(IVKKXOK Funds Will He in Addition to Csual Appropriations for Those I'nr poses?Will Provide $400,000 for UnlarKenienl of Catawba. Increased tax levies for school anil road improvement will not ex-'eed I 0 cents, if bills prepared yesterday in the House Finance Committee for in troduction to-day are adopted by the General Assembly. The proposed levies provide a ?nt tax on all tangible and intangible property except bank deposits for schools, and an equal amount for roads, l'ank deposits are to be taxed 12 1-:.' cents for each pur pose. No provision will be made for direct taxation for health work. The general appropriation bill will carry an item of approximately -'-tOO.OOO for tubercular work for two years. , The bills to provide funds for road and school improvement are sponsored by Messrs. Pitts. Hrewer, \V. A. An derson. llenley. Murray. Sproul and ltaker. They were prepared yesterday after a joint, session of the Finance and Appropriation Committees of the House and Senate, in which Governor Davis conferred with the legislators. IK I'Kdl'I.K WANT IIIIAIIS TIIKV MIST |?.%V KOII Til KM The Governor indorsed bills now pending in which levies approximating "rt rents are asked, contending that if the people wanted good roads and good schools they would have to pay fur them. With present unsettled conditions In view, however, the committeemen do not deem it wise to impose so heavy a tax at this time. The bills to be in troduced to-day will bring upward of ISftO.OOO annually for each of the projects. This Is considered ample for present needs. Under the appropriation act of l!'lt"> public schools of Virginia received about 5700.000 for last year. This was in addition,, to the 10-cent tax. which brought in 11.40!>.(470.S7. The same act gave the roads SllSO.OOn. It is under stood that the. usual appropriations for the two departments will be made, the new tax being merely supplemental and for extension purposes. The SSOO.iiCO for schools Is lo be de voted entirely to improvement of the primary schools of the State and to in creased salaries for teachers. It is to carry out one of the principal recom mendations of the fiovernor that ihe bill is int rmluced. It OA l> 'I A \ < OMPI.F.TKS STATU II M.ll \V A \ M lir.Mi; The road tax is to be the filial touch to the highway system scheme. The money derived from it is to permit an early str rt on the biy project for which ii is expected the State will issue bonds to the amount of about S'jn.ottc.noo as soon as the Constitution is amended so as to permit, the issuance of bonds for road construction and reconstruc tion. No part of the money will be spent on road maintenance, ihi** phase of road work being cared for in a re cently adopted measure which converts the automobile license t.i\ into a maintenance fund for roads included in the system. The ? I OO.OO'i appropriation for health: work is practically double that made by the lfilt? General Assembly. It lakes the place of the proposed :t-ci ill lax for lighting the ravages of tuber culosis in Virginia ami for aid to the tuberculoids sanatorium at Catawba. The Appropriation ami Finance Com mittees are working day and night on Ihe. general appropriation bill, which they hope.to have ready for the As sembly by the tirst of next week, if not earlier. Itnlliinore striken* nt Work. llAbTIMORB, Ml?.. February I *?. Shipyard strikers here have all gone i lack to work. rrnuillns; hntr liren entirel* mrr i'?iiir, tint! none of I Ik- lnmpilnls > i> ilril nn< Itrini; uwrd to full enpftciiy. In very fi-n Haril* hcit all tlir lirds 111*1*11 iilril. ??Tlir ?|irr.i(lnc ronmn n( nil hun piftilM nrr mm thoroughly equipped. ?iihI tlir u.ilrr mill Ni'?ni;r xy.slrini lilivr liern completed In tvvn, and almost completed In ihr third i-amp. In nil of tlie i*n 111 |is tlir inrn u i*it very actively i-rmnm-tl In training, having; cmisl meted trench Nynlrmn, nnrl liclns occupied with ilrllN mid r\rrci*rs Included in tlir prescribed <*(iur?r?. ??In each ??f tlir camp* Clir cloth ine <M|tiipmrnt wax found adequate. Tlir food linji excellent nnil ahuiid imt. Kqiiipmcnt of rlllrs nn? com plete. nnd nl each enmp a niinilirr of iiinrlilnr kihis of \ nrlmis types tire In actual urnlcr on (hi* machine gun InrRrl range*. At onrh enmp nrc artillery regiment.* with flrld nr tillrry and tun 111 tin it Inn ami artillery rnncp.i in u*e. "There remains some .shortage of harness and minor article** of cqulp nirnt. wlilrli arr being rapidly Mip lilird. Pull complement* of mncliinr sun* nrr not yrt 011 liniul. nor of artillery, lint enough of each to per mit eoiitiniinl practice." DIFFICULTIES RAILWAYS E Charges i?f Obstructing (iovcriiineiit Operation t?f Lilies Denied by Oflieiitl. ISOJiATi:i) <ASKS DKOI'PMI) One Itailrnad Ktnplov eil Sl.liiM I.11 horers in Kight Months in Order l<i Keep UT.OOO .Itibs I'illed. Women I'sc Shovels. 1 L, 1 . 1- I B> A ?'?so?*iulert Press ) WASHINGTON, February I?.?Cog - nizance of charges l>y railroad ciii pioyeos that the managements have at tempted to discredit government opera tion was taken to-day for the first time by otlici;, Is continuing theiV submission of information to the railroad wage commission. K. T. White, of Pittsburgh, assistant general manager of tlie Penn sylvania lines, West, in effect denied the allegations of the brotherhood chiefs*, though indicating a desire to ! avoid controversial questions. "It was charged that we put an in efficient yardniaster in charge at Al ii.true, Mltio. resulting in serious de lays." Mr. White said. "There have been a number of cha;.ge: in yardiuas ters lit ere, and I do not know which one whs referred to. but if the commis sion dostres further in formation we will aid ilicm in obtaining it." < 'otnmi* sinner f'ovington said h<> did not think 'lie commission .*ouii! take the time to sift an isolated case of in Clliciciicy. "As to slowing up t raflic, which also was charged," the witness continued, "that would not be possible without issuing orders to train dispatchers, nnd 1 helieve the commission has uad surti cicnt evidenee from the dispatchers themselves to convince you that was not done." .Mr. White was one of six officials who to-day preen tod stati.ti.s as to wage increases and working conditions on their individual systems. I?.\V HIMIIA THACK 1. a no it 1: it s *_'n fi:\Ts rioit uni it Scarcity of labor was reported by several officials. C. II. Neilneyer. of the Pennsylvania, -aid since the war began the I'ennsylvanlu has been em ploying about itrack Women ;it -0 cents ail hour i-? clear away cinders and other debris, and about lifty women :sls,i w. re employed as crossing watch men. Mr. White told of employing Sr. ...J I laborers in eight months in order to keep 27.110ft johs lilled. All of the officials denied claims that i promotion for railroad employees is slow, .so that a man's cham o to obtain better pay by advancing in grade is |sinali. Most .if them spoke of their own : experiences, al! having started in minor posi t ions. Wage increase* were declared t<> have been as frequent as the road. sources permitted. re DROP IN TEMPERATURE .Mercury |)ue m Tumble Thursday lie ??nn.nr of (old Ilia nket in Missouri \ 111 lev. 1 Mv A *"sni tat ?-?! Prr-.-l W ASII I.Vi JTmN. IVhruarv I r?.? \ drop of from :M> to ;;o degrees in tempera lure in Atlantic Coa <t States Thursday was forecast to-niulu by the Weather Ihtrcau. A cold blanket now hanging over Hie the tipper Missouri Valley and Northeastern Itock.v Mountain slope will move eastward. causing sharp drops i:i temperature to-morrow in the ' 'hio \alle.v. Ihe lower l.ake region. Tennessee and the l.ast i;u!f States bain is forecast to-morrow for \f lantie 1 'oust Stales. Storm warning. are ordered for the Atlantic Coast from I Norfolk to llastport. Me. I?r. David Snllin* Demi. 1: 11 t.M I N< ;i IA M, .M.A.. February 1!>. l?r. David Suiliiis. founder and for! years president of Suilins College, at I'.ristol. Ten 11.. di *d here to-day at thej age of ninety-one years. lie was a, native of Tennessee, and was the oldest] member of llolstou Conference. Method- | i t Fpiscopal Church, South. Lcnine Protests Against At tack on Country Which Is Demobilizing'. ensign krylenko orders ARMY TO RESIST INVADERS Trotzky Appointed Food Con troller and Given Unlim ited Powers. MliM.Ws CltOSS TUB DVIN.Y 1'neon firmed Import Comes or |jowu fall ??r Holslunik Gov. eminent. IB? Associated Press. 1 February 1!).?Russia In now forced to sic, peace upon the con ditions proposed by Cermany. s;.vs an onk-lal Russian .statement received here to-day. ?Vol wit lis ta,? n?~ ,hjs fac, Toil(on|e troops arc advancing eastward into Kussla over a front of too miles, from ( "iffa. In the north, to u,t>;k. a scant ? ft.v miles from the Mast Oalician bor , ler, on the south. Apparently. thu.i j f-" the operation has m.-t vitf, ,.o '.vi ,':, l,orthcrn reaches tho Klv, r ?>?? ''<>on crossed hv the orziuT' T,orta,u nsk. whence roads run north Smolensk 10 ,'elro?s?" castward to ,..S i ? t'al,t ore.l. and .Ut.sk o?c of I he famous fortresses f the \ olhynlan triangle and form Kiev lns'lt|OH 'V '0a,,,nR ca*t?a'd 'V Nhas ,>ec? entered without tho rvUSHUns attempting: to >tlty U|<v foe 10 oMicial announcement of tho cApi.ulatlon was signed hv Xikolai |! nine and Leon Trot/.k.v on behalf of >" people's commissaries of . ,>,otos?* "Bainst Germany attacking? ?country which hlls ?0l.,aro<, end. and which is de.nob.ltz ?J? arm.es o? a,I fronts. but ??,ler ^ j ??Ircum.stances, it saw n?. " regards itself as forced formally??"! Z ttw'n,i,:rr8 ",o siRu? >?n the condition.' which had been i "stated by lhe delegate< of the t, V.I JUPIO alliance at Brest Lltovsk/' I '? \ I III1' It t SSI A N Tho ? IAI. STATKMBXT lions of the Itus iil " ulePraphy sta Rovernmen, c.t lh7 ror,T""*"1 lh<S : t?o ;:,vv,:r - ?> ? auu inst the fai.t th.|f ,h(> *a ns? ,MS ,lir?,,,e" 1 roops which' h-J'd k"li"Ltn eo?nci 1's republic , has declared the war as a. in on,,aiV,fron^h ' ? its army MtMisn, < 0\< i.i n,:o ...... U I'l'IIOI T I'ttOI'Klt VOTK h' 'he workmen's and peasants-\J' ZT7:tr"Tin "onM "ol nr.r in'.lirect 'v haT"^ "e,tl,Cr ,Iirc,:I,y . . ? ,lail any one of the iiar given Ut he 'sev ,?,?'',1'^?'' 'armist ,X,M 'lays notice ccmher'7?'!" W',h lhe ,r0aty of *>? fot" terminating: it." Wi I ,'?o?eVy "\'Uri,lion "'at the enet.iv *"l meet w.n, hindrance comes ,,, ?,,, announcement hv is,,ai^i. k>,i! . |ln!<lir?,ji. * " ? ** H O, I lie order t. ^",l,,a??''^-!n-c:,icf. |n i.i., 'lios?iIi?ies"."? i^f Se"-,1" rt'fr":" f..?e," he add/ ?.i t.ermanfc re. ih,..M ^ i hen \ mii must ofi -r th.-m every possible resistance." ?leriii u,'"" ',u''l'ation from ">on.a is contemplated, and that in the south?in ..it, |(. K??ala_;ij,; ; 1 e two it! "'eniming ,?e aaaiosl iiiein. RO,*h?Vik ?m.,u Apparently. aM fs S[III t,h -?? U l"> ? ivil war in progress a, ?"on da,; app"ii.te?l food controller and ' powers. Already h^^ ?-luff's ',rr,%!,t "f "'"tor, ,tl ? "VI'IIIMKU MKIMUIT OK While .? ,,OI*S,,KV,K UOU-.M A,.I, .pj ,lnV0" fr'"? P^wer i:, Petrocra I '"''P0'"' Of Itolshevik downfall ;"u's ?' uncertain .-our/oi! but ! channels ? , ' , ?'irciim.siani ial enough m ?' ' ? ? onsbler.tion <.f 11,. pp9f(, ties should It he verified. III-I'Olt T S \ ^ S S|)( | .\|, IIKVOI.I tio.mjxts aim; |\ cnvTitoj, As successors in control of ihc sov eri.nunt the croup which would seei.i mosi likely to have aHsumed that power This croiiji, that of ke\ oiiitionut ... um!er l!lo (oadersi, i|, chernoff, tl?e former Keren-k\ Mm til' ?.r Agriculture, controlled ihc r?. cent Constituent Assemble, which ?? ^ .l.ssovled by the Bolshevlkl. Tcl,crn..ff lo 1,0 ^e man now badlns Hi new revolutionary SroU|.. Tho report.!