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FOOD H1ISTIIM
ISSUES REGULATIONS
Emphasizes Importance of Conserv
ing Wheat Supply to Aid
Our Allies.
BEANS AND PEAS BY POUND
Rules Issued Governing Manufor
turo and Sale of Cattle and Poul
try Feed?l.lmit Is Placed on
Commissions of Middle Men.
The Federal food administration for
Virginia yesterday Issued the follow
ing statement!! to the local food ad
ministrators:
"It Is necessary 'hat you empharlze
to such of your people as do not al
ro&dy reail/.o the gravity o. the ""
?situation that tho object of the u"?
conservation rubs and regulations Is
to dlscoumgo tho usn of wheat Hour
by making it dilllcult to obtain. In order
that the allies may not Buffer -m,rV:l;
tlon and the burden of war !aH, in
consequence, upon America.
"It has been proved inexpedient to
make local exceptions to gen-rnl rule:-,
in order to meet emergencies ca\i?<?.
by a shortage of wheat Hour sub?tl
tutes; therefore, oti and after Ma. i
1. 1018. the wheat conservation rule*
and regulations will bo unifcn.i
throughout Virginia.
"neons and peas should be bought
by tho pound.
"Custom millers may deliver to the
farmer all of hi* share of flour. Ir
respective of the amount "f exchange
flour lie Is entitled to hold.
"Millers. !*o quoted that they can do
so, may manufacture flour containing
"5 per cent, or more of other cercus
than wheat, such Hour to b? conrid
" ercd as proportional compliance \si-h
tho fifty-fifty regulation in ret;..il sale.
This Hour may be considered 'victory
flour.* "
IlKhlLATIOXS AS TO
SIO< K AM) I'on.Trtv Ff'r-.l)
The following Interpretation hrif been
placed upon the rules of the 1 ode ml
food administration governing licensee
manufacturing, mixing, selling. rUorirg
or distributing stock, cattle and poul
try f< eds In Virginia:
"No llc?>n?ee sel'inK whftat mil! f"d!*
as a broker shall charge more than
"5 cents pei* ion brokerage on wiioat
mill feed*? en which a brokerage has
alreadv hern charged. No license*
inr h?nt mill f>-d:? as a commisrlon
ag*n\ making s;:l?*. delivery and col
lections. nilall charge a commisFion In
egress of .'.0 c<nts per ton. and no
licensee shall charge a commission on
wheat mill feed on which i commission
has already b??eti charged.
"No Jobber or whole: iler shall charge
more than .?t person advance over th?
bulk mill price plus brol-erage. com
mission and inspection fees actually
paid, freiirht. and co? t of sacks, on sale
In carload lots, ca"h. demand draft or
nlB?it drr.ft.
"Distributors of stocks, cnttle. and
poullty feed.i shall not charge more
?han m reasonable advance over invi I -e
or cost pr'c<? of such feeds. S*:ch ad
vance In selling price shall not in any
,?,130 exceed th<? maximum profit s?'t out
In the following schedule, the.t rnav he
chargcd in each class of fe-dt:
Tiimt: e-r.h or sight d-nft. Maxl
iiium ydvat<e over involve pri?v.
Car I.??sm
load. <? I..
l>>-d: costing not more
Mi !n f o per lfM> J.'.'O ?n.r>f>
!'?-( Is oost'ng <??.'? r JS*.
and iiot over 3.^0 4 00
Kt'?(l? costing oxer
and not ovit .1.;" -I.S5
I.'. r ,|. routing $70.
and not over ?10'"' 4.00 5.00
U'lailers doing retail busltiesH orilv.
skiing to consumers in ton lots feed*
costing not more than *70 ner ten may
sell at an advance not to cxcod 54 pt
ton: fee-is costing more than J-70, I'.i
per ton.
Sales liv retailers of lers th*n ton
lots may be made at an advance of 10
cents per bag over tho ton prices.
Tho national food admtnlstrat'on has
requested canners to report and hnld,
subject to furtn^r instructions. a<1 can
ned tomatoes, corn, pea**, string be.ins
and salmon owned or under (heir eon
trol. They will be advised in fifteen
days whether or not any part of their
holdings wii! be required.
Under President Wilson s procla-.na
tior of January !0. manufacturers of
tomato catsup and soup should have
taken out their license prior to Feb
ruary 1 .*>. Special regulations concern
ing these manufacturers have been dis
cussed and nut in form by the food ud
"ininistration.
BILLS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
Including Confederate Pcn
klvn Art.
Bills signed yesterday by Governor
Davis jiro as follows:
House bill 0??An art tn airland an
act approved March 2!, lD1 ?>. relating
. to Confederate veterans.
House bill .>?An act to amend and
re-enact section 2GS0 of the CoOc of
Virginia.
House joint resolution ? A resolution
proposing amendment to section 1S4 of
the Constitution of Virgin la.
House bill ls-1?An act 10 amend an
act allowing the Board of Supervisors
of Wise County to use the sinking fund
created for the purpose of redeeming;
the principal of the $700,000 issue of
thirty-year Wise County road bonds. |
House bill f>4?An act providing that
any county or city in Virginia may pay
a monthly allowance to indigent wid- i
owed mothers for the partial support !
of their own children iu their own
homes. i
House bill 1 41??An act to appropri-j
atu the sum of $17(1,687 to the State]
Hospital for the Insane. the Virginia!
Colony for Epileptics and the State!
Colony for the Kecble-Mindcd.
House bill 13">?An act to amend an |
art authorizing the Hoard of Super
visors of Lunenburg County to appro- j
prlato money for a Confederate monu- ,
ment.
House bill 02?An act to prohibit tho j
sale of water by one city to inhab- !
Hants or firms of another city, and the |
right to occupy and use the streets'
and other public places without llic ]
consent of the Council of the said city, j
House bill ISO?An act to provide]
for the expenditure of the 101"> bond
issue by the Pluestonc .Magisterial Dis
trict. in Mecklenburg County.
Houue bill 2'-?An act to amend an
,.ict in relation to pulling down irnees
? pr leaving gates open.
1 House bill 112?An act to amend an
act entitled "An act to provide* for the
working and keeping in repair of pub
lic roads and to authorize the Board
of Supervisors of any county to im
prove tho public, roads of said county
and to oxp<yid surplus money on the
improvement of said roads."
John ncdmond Operated On.
LONDON, March 1.?John Jlodmond,
tho Irish leader, wan operated upon
in r-ondon to-day. His condition la
satisfactory.
"My TWelvemonth
at Krupp Plant"
Dutch Engineer's Amazing Story
oj Starvation and Cruelty
in Essen.
MY VAN DICK MM)EN
Copyright. 1917. 1 nttrnaUonul News
Bureau.
"Yes," she replied. "Bring he?* In at
once."
A iMrilcrioan I>ndy.
T carried her into the house and laid
her on a couch, and was leaving bur
in charge of tlic woman to fetch a
doctor, who I was told lived a few hun
dred yards away, when the lady opened
her eyes.
"No! no!" she exclaimed. raising her
self from the couch. "No one must
know about this* affair or who I am.
The Kaiser will be frantic if lie hears
of this happening In J-Jssen."
This remurk pu/.zled mo greatly, and
I at llrst thought that she was wan
dering In her inlnd, which would he
roine unhinged by the shock. I in
sisted that a doctor must be called,
when the young lady, summoning all
h'T strength, sprang from the couch,
and. grasping me. begged 1 would not
fetch him.
"But 1 don't understand, frauleln," 1
said. "You are HI."
"No, I am better now," she replied.
"I must go to my home, where niy own
docto.- can attend inc. I must go."
"but you cannot go alone, and you
cannot walk." 1 replied, for she was
obviously in a very weak state.
"I cannot," she answered, "but you
i-,in help me again. Will you telephone
to Oen<-r&l lloeppner at room 34 of the
Ksscner Hof, and tell him to send a
oar for I'uffy. ilft must send at once to
t!iis bourse. Kay 1 toid you to telephone
him."
Wondering who the mysterious lady
conId he that she should be able to
order one. of Germany's most famous
generals to ?-:end a car for her, 1 went
to the telephone. 1 quickly got the
general fin the telephone, and gave hun
the message.
The name "I'uffy" seemed to act like
mafMc.
"What?" he asked excitedly. "IIow
, omes II that >he in in tbut street. and
alone?"
in .??.? few words as possible. 1 ex
plained wliitc hud and before
tho conversation was quite rtnUhed the
cen-ral broke off to shout ""i wrd.;r tor
?i car to be tot ready imnvdmtcly.
I had hardly reached tho house again
before .t motor came tearing down the
hi reel, stopping outM-lo the house when
1 hud carried the lady.
A World-ramons Name.
General Hoeppncr. who was accom
panied by another officer. Jurnped out
of the .ar in a stale of Brent . xclte
Urushing me aside, he rushed
into tho house, and passed qulc<cl> Into
the room where the mysterious ladj
was in hiding.
??How cornea it that you are here
alone in this quarter?" he Inquired,
bending over her.
The lady briefly explained to the of
lU-cr what had happened.
??Mein ?oti." exclaimed Hoeppncr in
-, tow erinn rage. "where are the
damned swine who dared to attack you
in tl.is way? I'll call out the guards
everv corner of l-.ssen
t-.-arched until they are found. I'll have
them cut down. 1 w ill "
"Hush, hush' ' pleaded the lady "|ou
must do nothing of the hind.
God':, sake don't do that. I erhaps their
,,revocation was ureal, but 1 have nu
.1.- ire ly have the poor people pun
ished." ,
? Hut frail, we cannot allow the mo.)
to rule' in Ksscn." said lloeppner. An
example must be made of them, or
they'll get out of hand."
?Tut It is my wish that this shall
not he don . general, and that should
be sufficient," raid tho lady, with a wa
Cl"liut 'surely?'" becan the officer.
when the lady broke in with:
"That is sufficient, general, busing,
the mob did not recognize me. and it
could do no possible good to have the
nows .spread ail over lessen by jour
guards that the Ilaroneas lvrupp- \un
Hob Ion had been attacked.
I started at hearing the Identity of
tho mysterious lady so uner.pcotedlj
revealed, and she recalled suddenly that
!-he had given away a secret wh
.-ho had intended to keep fr< n n e.
Turning towards me. flic said: .sot
:l word must be mentioned of what you
have ?e?n and heard to-night- ^
??Quito rtO, liiironiti." 1 ropllfd. >oU
can absolutely rely upon my complete
* U,'\Vlio is thi^ man?" inquired General
Hoeppncr. who up to now hid hardly
noticed my presence.
"lie is the man to whom I owe m>
saf'tv." said l'rau Krupp. """d whose
Services 1 Khali not forget."
Pears for the |vnl?c?r.
At her request, 1 gave my name,
number and occupation, and the gen
eral made a note of them- 1 was then
asked to retire, and went into an ad
joining room. Snatches of conversation
between the peneral and the baroness
reached me while I was waiting there.
They were apparently discussing tho
riot and my action, and then 1 heard the
lady sav: "At all costs iho news of
this affair must never reach the tars
of the Kaiser. He would be terribly
ancrv if he heard of it. and would II y
imo one of those passions which do
him so much harm. You know that
he is visiting Kssen next week, and >
must have everything kept quiet. 'iou
know as well as I do that great excite
ment nearly always sends him into one
of those dangerous seizures which nave
become so frequent of late. ^ ,
The baronets thanked me. for t?ie ser
vices which 1 had rendered, and was
assisted by Hoeppncr into the car. an-i
1 heard him Rive the order to drive to
the Villa Huegel. the famous residence
of the Krupps.
1 returned in Muller's house. wherft
my fellow-lodgers, noticing that my
clothes were torn and that there were
traces of blood on my face, plied me
with questions as to what new trouble
1 had been into.
I did my best to laugh the matter
off. and pitched a yarn about having
been mixed up in a disturbance.
"Come." said Muller. "you might as
well be open with us. What jjamc ha\c
you been up to now?"
There was one fellow in the room
whom I strongly suspected of being a
secret service agent, and I noticed par
ticularly that ho was paying great at
tention to ihe efforts of Muller to draw
me. The man had only recently been
installed in the house, and 1 later
learned ho had been sent there to dis
cover how it was that Muller had be
come possessed of considerable means.
Obviously the man was watching me
now, for. although hc( did not put any
questions to me, ho was listening in
tently to the remarks which were
passed. _
Summoned to Headquarter*.
Pleading that 1 was feeling tho ef
fects of tho trouble, 1 went off to bed.
and next day. upon reporting for work.
I was ordered to present myself at the
bureau, which is tho offico of Horr
Krupp von Rohlen. I was rathe
startled by the order, and at tho ll"ie
appolntod made my way as directed,
having beon furnished with an official
document which enabled me to pass the
CUar(To Be Continued To-Morrow.)
RIISSIS 1ST AWAKEN
TO OBEDIENCE ID LI
Dr. K. X. Call sell Discusses Revolu
tion in Sermon at Beth Alia*
ball Synagogue.
ITS R R LIGIOl'S ASPECTS
Inherent Weakness of Revolution,
Ho Says, Is la I lie Lack of Con
sciousness of Authority?Can lie
Solved Only When Realized.
"Russia ran only be saved when she
awakens to the consciousness of au
thority and obediencc to law," declared
Kev. 1-Jdwin N\ Oallsch, D. D., rabbi of
Jieth Ah&hah Synauonue, In speal.lng
in the synagoguo on "The Inherent
Wi'itkncss of the Russian Revolution,"
last night at S:30 o'clock.
"To my mind." Dr. Oalisch said, "the
inherent weakness of the llussia.n rev
olution was the lack of consciousness
of authority and obedience to law, and
Russia can orly be saved when this
has been realized and made sn'urc."
At the outset Dr. Calisch said ?hat
he intended to discuss his subject from
a religious standpoint only, as he did
not deem it proper for him to treat
the political and economic conditions
prevailing In Russia prior to the revo
lution. However, this did not deter
him from presenting a comparison of
these for-'cs as existing in the French
kingdom and in the Russian kingdom
immediiitely preceding the revoita of
the people.
"The political and economic condi
tion* precedinc the French revolution
i't the eighteenth century were dif
ferent from those in Russia preceding
the itussian revolution last year, but
the moral forces, or. to he more cor
rect, the lack of moral forccs, were
almost parallel."
"There was one striking difference in
the economic conditions between the
two countries, and that was the tre
mendous material wealth and extrav
agance of Prance on the eve of her
revolution and the abject poverty and
penury of the Russians before their
outbreak for freedom.
MMI IjA It IT V I\ nr.si;m ATIOV
op mauiini's ixfm'KVcrs
"In both countries we find a st.'jk
inc similarity in tlie desecration of
religious influences, baseness, lust,
greed and looseness of morals which
le I to the inevitable reaction. The
folly of unb? lief brought about hor
rors ami cruelties undreamed of and
unparalleled in the history of the
world. Priests were chased out of
Notre Dame with epithets hurled at
th'm. and the reaction came only when
t lie people saw placarded upon the
walls of Paris these words: 'We Be
lieve in God.' "
He s^.id that although the Greek or
thodox church had taken active steps
in the persecution of members of his
race in Russia, and had in doing this
incurred the hatred of all .lews. It
alone had stood to the Russian people
the symbol of divine authority. "When
the Jiolshevikis," lie exclaimed, "or the
leaders of the revolution attempted a
denial, f.s the fool that said itt his
heart, 'There is no God,' tlio govern
ment came crashing down upon their
efforts to rebuild it."
"It has been said." he continued,
"that the shot that was fired ut Rex
incton was heard round the world,
but the shot that was tired at Herajevo
was more than heard round th*? world.
It has revolutionized the world, cleared
the mists from the eyes of folly and
shown lipht to the morally blind world.
This, to my mind, is the lesson to he
drawn from the Russian revolution."
ARCHbTsHOP-ARRIVES
Pntrlntlc Mnst-MfttlnK I'lnnnrd for
I'rlinnte Whrn lie Arrivr* In
AVnahingtnn.
my Asse'dat^d Press.'
NEW YOKK. March 1.?The Most
Ttev. Cosmo Gordon l.anp. archbishop
of York, an<! primate of Kngland, a ho
arrived at an Atlantic port last i>!gh?,
came to New "York to-day en route 10
Washington, where he will call un
Pres denr. Wilson. On Thursday the
British prelate who his jurisdiction
over the entire north of Kngland, will
he greeted in Carnegie Hall in this
city at a patriotic mass-meeting.
Among the speakers will be Governor
Whitman, the lliglit Rev. David II.
Greer, bishop of New York, and Klihu
r'.TOt.
Tim lord archbishop's visit to
America, it i* announced, "is mainly
f--r tlic purpose of aiding the move
ment row under way to further unite.
I he *>ig!ish speaking peoples of the
world in the tonmon caupe of Liberty
and ;uftice."
J'or Mary Hownian Kund,
Two contributions worn "eccivcd yes
terday to the fund, started by Colonel
W. Cordon McCttbe, in behalf of the
colored woman, Mary J.towman,' who
was rendered destitute recently when
lier home, with all its contents, was
destroye i by lire. The total for tlie
fund to date Is now.SOH.
Robert H. Tyrec (colored) ? 1 00
i:. w. u' 5 on
Received yesterdiy....
Previously acknowledged
Total received
J f. oo
9.T oo
oo
t REDMOND APPEALS TO
In
Objccts to Regulation of Express
Company, Requiring Physi
clan's Cciilllcatc. i
WANTS RUM J DKCIjARED VOID
Hays Intcrstnto Commission Has
Taken Kxactly Opposite View of
That Tnkcn hy .Justice of Civil
Court of Richmond.
James J. Kedmond. Against whom the
Civil Justice recently decided an action
, of detinue, brought to secure a bottle
) of whisky, lias, through his attorney,
illed a petition with the Interstate
Commerce Commission, asking the
commission to review the matter and
declare the regulation of the express
company to he invalid. Mr. Itedmond
asserts that when his detinue case was
heard by the Civil Justice, the agent of
the express company Introduced in
evidence a printed regulation to the
effect that a certificate of a reputable
| physician, under oath, niuat be tiled
1 beCore delivery of whisky for medici
:na! purposes would be made.
Mr. Redmond further stated that the
agent also testified that thi.s regulation
had long ago been (lied with the In
terstate Commerce Commission, and as
i the commission had net objected, it
became operative. Counsel for Hed
j mond wroto to the Interstate Cnm
I tiicrce Commission, and in duo course
received a reply to the offect that no
such regulation had bec<n tiled with the
j commission.
This reply concluded as follows: "If
! the State in which the delivery was to
j bo made has prescribed regulations af
! footing the delivery of intoxicating
j liquors, delivery should have been
i made in accordance therewith."
I.SAYS COMMISSION
takj;s opposite vikw
Mr. Iledmond. therefore, contends
that the Interstate Commerce <~'ommis
! : ion taken exactly the opposite view
I of the case from that expressed by the
f'ivil Justice, and as it has jurisdiction
j in such matters, he has tiled his pe
tition asking f<?r a full hearing as to
j the legality of the regulation. The
, original letter from the commission
? was tiled with the Civil Justice before
his decision was announced. The let
ter follows:
; Interstate Commerce Commission.
Washington. D. C.,
February 'J, 101 S.
Pear Sir.?We have ycur letter of
| January stating the Adams and
Southern Kxpress Companies refused
' to deliver a package of whisky because
J the consignee "would not produce a
doctor's certificate that the whisky was
intended for medicinal purposes." You
I express the conviction that such re
fusal was in violation of section 3 of
the act to regulate commerce as
j amended, and ipqulre whether this
j commission has approved or sanc
tioned the practice. In reply thereto
you are informed that the express com
panics named have not filed with this
commission regulations governing the
delivery of liquor. Jf tl?o State in
j which the delivery was to bo made has
I prescribed regulations affecting the
i delivery of Intoxicating liquors, deliv
ery should have been made in accord
; anee therewith.
Kespectfutjy.
(Signed) U. B. McCTNTY,
Secretary.
KILLED IN COLLISION
Mail Orderly on Uuarnntjne Ship at
Old Point V|etini of Ae
cidcnt.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1
HAMPTON. VA.. March 1.?Thaddeus
W. IIedcrcpeth, sixteen years old, a !
mail orderly on the United States ,
quarantine ship at Old Point, was al- '
I most instantly killed this afternoon In
Hampton in a collision between the
j quarantine launch anil another gov
ernment ship. The boy's head was
i caught between the two vessels, and
his skull was crushed to a pulp. Ills
father. Sergeant Iledgepeth. was killed
in a tnin accident at Old Point about ;
j six years ago. Mis mother and six :
: sisters and brothers survive.
ARREST BOOTLEGGERS
t.ot eminent Officials Capture lClevrn at I
Old Point rind Throw Tdqiior
Overboard.
f Special to The Times-Oispatch.l 1
HAMPTON. VA.. March I.?Fifty.!
seven gallons of liquor were confiscate ?
ed and eleven men nnj women were
arrested to-day at Fortress Monroe by i
the government authorities, who made |
an inspection of all ships coming to |
this port from Baltimore, New York
and "Washington. Several of the col- !
ored men taken Into custody had the j
liquor hidden in pockets of blue- ?
jean jumpers nu'.de especially for the !
purpose with pockets. The prisoners I
wore taken to Norfolk on a tug, while:
the liquor was emptied into Hampton :
1 toads.
Montague Mfg. Co.
s. \V. Corner Tenth nnil Main St*.
samh. ri.rxns. noons, fuamks.
The Richmond Salvage Co.
TWO STORES:
1401 E. Main Street?Clothing1 Department.
I t05 East. ^Inin Street?Shoe Department.
YOUR LAST CHANCE
To Take Advantage of Our Great REMODELING SALE
r> i> irrt!
Ladies' Havana Drown. $-1.50
values
now
Ladies' (Junmclal High Tops,
$?1.00 and ?.r>.o0 val
ues, now
$2 J 3
Ladles' Patent Leather But
tons, $3.50 value,
now
$2.00
Ladies' Champagne Color
(only a few sizes left), $$.00
r1.":.10.80 $3.00
Men's Tan English, $7.Ii0
IT: $4.98
Men's High Grarlo Work
Shoes, in blaok, $4.00 ?|\
value, now
Men's Scout. Shoes, aa
$:>.00 value, now...
Mon'a High Grade Scout
Shoes (in tan only), (No a q
$3.50 value, now... ?))&<?*&&
Wo have a largo assortment
of Men's Oxfords, in black and
tan, $7.00 values, gQ
We carry a full line of Chil
dren's Shoes, In all styles and
nrlces.
We have 300 pairs of Ladlea' Oxfords, in black and A A
tan, on the tables for, per pair, only ?P 1?UU
Charles G. Kizer Is Seated as Mem
ber Succeeding James
B. Dohcrty.
PROBLEM OF FARM LABOR
Dr. Mast lu Tells of Plan to ITfce
Short-Term Jail Prisoners as Farm !
Hands?Machctt to Attend Wash- 1
ingtou Conference.
The Virginia Council of Defense met !
yesterday afternoon at a o'clock in the
ofllec of Governor Davis.
A formal resolution was adopted !
thanking the women's department for
its excellent work :;nd urging further
co-operation with the council. Dr.
j .fories, of the United States Extension
| liurcau, presented a statement show
j !ng the results accomplished by the
j Negro Agricultural Council of Safety.
The problem of farm labor short
ape. brought over from the last meet- !
inp, was briefly discussed by Dr. J. T.
j Mastin, secretary of tho State Board
; of Charities. Dr. Mast in presented j
I plans for usinp short-term Jail pria- ?
oners as farm hands.
Motion %vas made by Lewis H. Ma- !
I ??hen, l:ea<l of the Legislative Reference
J Hureau. that steps bo taken to fur-!
| ther a co-ordination of city and county !
I counsels. it wa:i decidc.d, however, to
| bold over the discussion until tho next
meeting. Mr. Maehen was appointed a i
I ?l<*l^pate to th<^ national convention off
American lecturers, which is to be!
held in Washington on April 13.
K1ZICU SLCfKKDS
i?oni:m*y on council
Major Charles G. Kizer. tho new State
CominiMxioner of Labor, who took of- i
| lice yesterday, was present, and was I
named as a. new member of the conn- j
) iI. James It. Doherty, whom Mr-!
i Kizer succeeds, ,i brief address.!
j in which he thanked his colleagues for!
| the courtesies tendered him In the:
past.
The next meetinp of tho Council of
Defense will be held two weeks from
to-day.
MARINE INTERESTS' GAIN
Hut One l.fM I'll tin 400 Nerr Mer
chant fillip* in Six
Months.
r Hv AxsncUteri Press.1
; W A SI II XGTO.V. March 1.?The prow
j inp American merchant marine was in
i creased by 3D3 seagoinp vessels in the :
last six months of government of- ;
! 1clals said to-day. or an average of '
? more than two a day.
Many of the vessels were built in the
l.nited Slates, having been under con- |
struction for foreipn accounts nn?l !
| Ulkca over by the American govern- j
> rnent. Other* were interned German
ships, hut the large steamers like the
i^.itrrland, which were commandeered.
; by the navy, arc not included in tho
( total of .190.
Hsrurcs previously mado public!
; showed that more than 1.000,000 tons
! of shipping were added to the Ameri- !
I can merchant marine in 1017.
i MAY commandeer lumber
Senate Committee ?|ve? President
oner to Take Timber Needed for
Ann jr. Xnvj nnd Shipping.
fWy Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. March 1.?President j
\\ llson would be empowered to com
mandeer timber or lumber needed for'
the army, navy or shipplnp board, un- i
der a bill ordered favorably reported
to-day by the Senate Military Coin
m if. tee.
DmicuiMes encountered particularly!
by tho Sh pplng Hoard in securing lum
ber for shipbuilding and by the army
aviation corps in getting spruce for'
airplanes are the immediate situations
uhich the bill is designed to remedy !
measure was introduced by Sen-I
ator Chamberlain, chairman of the j
. ilitary Committee, and to-day re- j
celved the committee's unanimous ap
proval. 1
An amendment added by tho commit
tee would authorize the President to
.,aUKh?rlty 1,1 "wmandeer
Ing either timber or lumber for the
three government departments to some
one department or agency lit* might de
f lgnate.
MAKE DUCK IN PRISON
HoDae Committee Ifan Hearing; on UI11
to ttqulp Atlanta Penitentiary
lor Manufacture.
fBy Associated Press.]
WASHINGTON, March 1.?Tho Shir
ley bill to equip tho Atlanta Peniten
tiary for manufacture of cotton fabrics
to supply the government with cotton
duck for tents and canvas for mall
small sacks, was indorsed at a hearing
before the House Judiciary Committee
to-day by William C. Fitts, assistant to
the Attorney-General, and Francis II.
Ducbay, Federal superintend^'
prisons.
Albert P. Scott, of tho war Ind
board, said 10,000.000 yards of ?f
duck aro required for war pur?
and that tho country's capaclt
S.000.000 varda a year.
Mr. Duebay naid the plant would
duco thousands of yards of ducl^
more than pay for itself. Ho said t
wore from 1,200 to 1,400 prisoner
Atlanta, that If employed oaoh
would work only half the numb?
looms that one person ordinarily 1
after, and that the prisoners wou'
paid for tho work.
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