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First in News
The T.-D. Quickly Tells
Richmond Events.
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N I'M UK ft 127
More Than $1,336,000 Sub
scribed at Business Men's
City Workers Hit Pace for Whirl
wind Finish of Victory
Loan Campaign.
hold axothkr mkktixg today
Gathering at I o'clock This Aricr
- noon at Business Men's Club.
Total \ow J?II,-l.->2,530.
Subscriptions of 12,009.500 In a sing>
day constitute* the challenge which
ilchmond Muii- out Tuesday to the
rest of the Fifth Federal Reserve Dis
trict to malu; memorable 111,; hucccs-h
of the last campaign for funds Incident !
to America's participation in the war.!
'his leaves about $4,900,000 yet to
to realized for the completion of her
quota, and the city workers have!
adapted the- elogan to have this turned |
in by Thursday night. Iji to the < :a<<
l?UB,n^s on Tut,s,'?y evtnint', the
?ti" iiomoUnl <"u',iM;r'l>l'ons 4V:is $11.
I'roduril? r MeriltiR.
?Jne of the niu.4 product e meetii c?
r t,,e campaign was hold on Tu?sdav
a.ternoon in the ro.ins ot the Hussine" !
' Wh"". (r'A fiUf-'
trn . secure subscriptions of $1,336
J;,' -Loan workers are confident that
hn? Mir?e,,on2e 13 on,y ??<?b'?tlve of
how Uichmond i.< striking her naoe
.n the whirlwind finish.
I he success of the loan, accorcins to
the committee. Is assured. The on'v
question is the number of individual
subscriptions that may he secured It
ha# he?-? the desire of the Treasurv i
Department since the beginning of the
campaign to haxe the bonds distributed!
oxer as wide an area as possible and
'uVe thc bank? "f taking more
than the amount allotted to them.
Virginia !.ead? District.
A statement from the Federal He-'
serve Hank of Richmond shows that
the District of Columbia leads in the
number of subscriptions, with 51.47$,
'bat Virginia conies second with
33.021. Virginia leads in money sub
scribed, having turned m $20 094 050
against 1-5,197.200 for .Maryland.
Flans have been maue for* a bi
demonstration tn from of the post
otllce at noon Wednesday, which will
'be featured by corner; by Wright's
. axaphone orchestra, an aggro?;* t1 r,n
of colored -Jazz" artists w ),?, |1Uv"e won
s w-Jde reputation throughout the East
for their music. Several other fe'i
tures win be staged by Henrv Schwarz
achild. chairman of the. features com-'
nmtec. it was stated at loan head-!
quarters, which are expected to result
m heavy sales.
Police Volunteer.
? lt_Evc,ry member of the Uichmond To
lice Department volunteered his ser- 1
Vice during the loan drive and be
ginning Wednesday they will conduct
a city-wide canvass as they patrol ;
their beats. This work is expected to
bring In substantial subscriptions for
the officers ire acquainted with prac
tically every person In their territory.
The general committee out of uppre
elation for^ their Hervicca announced
that two Victory coupon notes would
be given to two members of the de
partment?those selling the largest
number of bonds.
Featuring the day s returns were the
announcements that the .Merchants'
National and the Central .National
Bankb had passed their quotas. The j
former allotted $2,4 72,600, an'i
subscribed $2,563,500, while the other
bank had been apportioned 1277,4o0. '
Its sales amounted to $2&0.0|J9 'la"-i
Meet at I o'Cloek.
Chairman Herbert \V. Jackson an
nounced Tuesday night that there
?would be another mveting ot business
>i!en at 1 o'clock Wednesday in the ?
liusiness -Men's Club. He presided at i
ine oonlerence Tuesday, at which'
!, John Laird. ot the war loan organiza- '
f.on. of Washington, made a short. I
ringing tall*. .
John Kerr Branch, who headed the !
three previous campaigns, then took,
charge of the meeting, pointing out
the extremely attractive features of
the loan, and urging heavy subserip- '
ttons. The response was magnificent,
but only In keeping with Richmond's
position as the head of the Kifth He
Serve District, for she is setting the
example for the entire district.
Subscriptions placed at tnis meeting
were as toilows:
Commonwealth Supply Company $?? -
000; .Miriam, Thomas. Carret, Barton
and Robert l.eahey, $50u; Davenport
<fc Company, $18,000; Northwestern Mu
tual Dife Insurance Company. $40,000;
"W ortendyke Manufacturing Contpanv,
510,000; Miller & Khoads, $40,000; Mrs.
A. D. Green. $5,000; Christo Manu
facturing Company, $20,000; Powhatan
.Hotel Corporation, $20,000; T. B. Scott.
515,000; Virginia-Carolina Supplv Com
pany. $5,000; Stephci A. K11 orson &
Company, Sn.000; Broad Street Bank,
S50.000; Merchants' National Bank.
$3o0.000; I,. /. Morris, 55 000- I, Z
Morris (matching other business' for
child 1 en he might have had had he
married). $1,000; Universal Motor Com
pany. $10,000; Powell Brothers. $5 000
K. la. Taylor & Co., $10,000; Cald
well Machine Company, $10,000- Syd
nor & Hundley, $10,000: Richmond
tJuano Company. $10,000; J p
I.eonard. $2,000; The Times-Dispatch
$2,000; .'. T. Jones, $3,000; Dixie Mat
tress Company. $2,100; James River
Furniture and Mattress Company, $3 -
000; F. K. Patrick-Young Co., $10.000
The Times-Dispatch, $2,000; Southern
Cotton Oil Company. $2,500; Wise
Granite and Construction Companv
$23,000; Dr. IS. H. Martin. $1,050; West
Knd Gun Club, $200; Straus Cigar
Company, $3,509; S. T. Morgan, $10.
000; Tne Times-Dispatch, $2,000;
Morgan R Mills, $3,000; Charles Wat
kins. $1,000.
Old Dominion Trust Company, $100.
000; Edna Cotton Mills Companv. $10,
600; George Bryan, $5,000; Dunlop
Mills. $30,000; J. 1,. Sheppard, $100,090;
Henrietta Cotton Mills Company. $10.
000; W. S. Forbes. $5,000; Carter-Ven
ablo Co., $5,000; Hamilton Ridgo 1,um
ber Company, $S5,000; Gordon Metal
Company, $5,000; T. B. Johnson, $5,000;
Virginia School Supply Company. $25.
000; anonymous. $12,500; employees of
Sltterdlng-CarneaJ-Davis Co.. '$1,400;
F. E. Patrick-Voung Co., $5,000; Mer
chants' National Rank, $100,000; Na
tional State and City Rank, $100,000;
Henrico Lumber Companv, $15,000- M
de G. Hobson, $4,000; Holt-Granite
Mills Company, $20,000; Patterson
Brothers' Tobacco Company, $10,000;
Puritan Mills Company, $25,000; Tom
)lnson & Co.. $5,000; Hlalock Krult and
Produce Company, $2,000, and W F
Qjavlna Co., $2,000,
j School Children Parade.
Softool children ? staged a serlea of
big demonstrations. The hoys and
. (Continued 011 Second Page.)
Maryland Quickly Seizes
Challenge of Virginia
P. I.. Coldslinrough. chairman of
IHr Victory I.iberty l.oan Commit
foe for Maryland, ?vn? quick to seize
the gauntlet thrown down Mondujr
?i.t Chairman Oliver J. Sand*, for
This mriiaEt came yesterday to
Mr. Sanda:
"Maryland Joyfully accepts the
challenge of Virginia lioth as to
numlier and amount of subscript loan
to Victory I.iberty loan. Ah In edcli
of tlie four preceding loans nc had
the proud prlvlleRe of carrying the
Hag for the Fifth Federal Hcsrrve
District, no shall Mf do It mow in
this thunksglving loan.
"Maryland subscribed f^UH.nou.iliKI
in the other four loans, and suit
scribed It for freedom. In this lonn
she will subscribe flHI.ODO.lHHI. :ind
subscribe It for honor. The hoys
went 'over there' and kept llielr
bnrgain, and nr ?over here' In Marj.
Inntl as Hf'l ns all over I be ???iun
try, I fully believe, will keep ours.
It Is mean to nintch dollars with
death, but It is the best we can do.
I.et us freely and gladly offer our
Mayor Ainslie Signs Joint Resolution
of Council Authorizing This
Pollard Will Take Surh Step.* as He
Deems Proper to Protect IntcrcM*
of Citizens?Approves Appropria
tion Measure.
Mayor Ainslie yesterday signed the
joint resolution which directs the. City
Attorney to investigate the proposed
increase In Richmond telephone rates
and take such legal section as he may
deem proper to protect the interests
of the citizens in thia respect.
This resolution was introduced by
Aldermen Nunnally und Powers, and
recently passed the Board of Alder
men under a suspension of the rules.
1'ndcr another suspension of the rules
it was quickly passed by the Common
Council at the meeting Monday night.
>o I.egnl Authority.
Those who have Investigated f"he
legal nhases of the matter declare that,
as telephone rates here are a matter
of .contract between the city and the
company, the latter is without a ves
tige of legal authority to make in
creases without the consent of the
The Mayor yesterday also approved
I the resolution appropriating $6,000 to
grade Fourth Street in South Rich
mond. The passage of this resolu
tion is in pursuance of a contract en
tered into between the city and the
government boiler plant at the time
that Richmond was selected as a site
for the plant.
Grants Banner Display.
An ordinance granting the Salvation
Army a permit to hang, a banner across
Main Streit, at the time of Its drTvc,
was also signed by the Mayor yes
Fortv-Fivc Mechanics Work All
Might to Restore Big
May 6. ? Adverse winds prevented the
three big N. C. planes from attempt
ing the first hop in the transatlantic
flight from here today.
No attempt will be made tomorrow
by the United States navy's trans
atlantic adviators to "hop off" on the
first leg of their Journey because of
adverse weather conditions, it was .
announced tonight by Commander John ?
11. Towers, the flight commander.
A force of forty-five mechanics,
working practically all night, restored
the NC-1, which was partially de
stroyed by fire yesterday. At a trial
trip this morning, carrying her full
crew, she made the most successful
tiisht of any of the naval planes dur
ing a testing period.
The NC-1, also slightly damaged
by yesterday's fire, was on the field
today awaiting orders to "take the
air" ?
The destroyers, which are to make a
bridge of boats at fifty-mile intervals,
are awaiting orders at Trepassy Bay.
N. F.. lo put their noses out to sea.
(.'hicago Convention Was Disenabling
I.imlting Officers to Two.
Year Terms.
CHICAGO. May 6.?There was a hur- ;
ried gathering of papers from desks;
and benches and a rush for the door I
by delegates attending ihe national [
convention of the I. W. W. today when!
a rumor spread that the authorities !
would raid the hall at 2 o'clock.
The report was false, but the dele
gates spent the remainder of the day
in small committee groups, meeting in
saloons and lodging-houses.
This was the second day of the con
vention. and the only radical action
war. directed toward their own leaders
by moving forward the resolution lim
iting paid officers to two-year terms.
The resolution was debated today, and
was ready for a vote when recess was
iaken prematurely.
Sailor Fires at Man Who Refused to :
Stand While Anthem Waa
Ileing Played.
CHICAGO. May 6. ? Disrespcct for the
American flag and a show of resent
ment toward the thousands who par
ticipated in a Victory loan pageant
here tonight may cost George Goddard
his life. He was shot down by a
sailor of the United States Navy when
he did not stand and remove his hat
while the band was playing the "Star
Spangled Banner." I
Goddard had a seat of vantage in j
the open amphitheatre. When he fail- J
ed to stand he was the most conspicu- j
ous figure among the throng. When ]
he fell at the report of the "sailor's" j
gun the crowd burst into cheers and :
Finland In necngnlted.
LONDON. May 6.?The British gov
ernment ha/? recognized the indepen-1
dence of Finland and the de facto Fin-i
nish government, according to an an-'
nouncement by Cecil Harmsworth, j
parliamentary secretary for foreign af
fairs in the House of Commons today.
The announcement was greeted with
Special round-trip fares to C. & O.
Summer ResortR In effect May 18th.
Write John P. Potts, General Passen-1
ger Agent, C. A. O. Railroad, Rlch-j
mond, Va.,. for copy of Summer Book
let, or call on your Tlckol Agent.?
NOW 1102,000,000
Operations of First Quarter
i Show Large Loss to
Hines Would Not Use Present
Abnormal Conditions as Basis
for Changing Rates.
I! Hv Press 1
WASHINGTON, May 6.? Director
Genera! Hines. in discussion ut re
I nt railroad earnings tonight, dis
| closed that:
! The government's deficit, in operat
ing the railroads Tor tlie first three
rnonth3 this year, or the difference be
tween net earnings and one-fourth of
the guaranteed annual compensation,
was about $ 1 SI', OOft, 000 for all roads
under Federal management.
The government's loss for 1915 was
The entire government loss incur
red in fifteen months of Federal opera- .
lion was J 11 ^,000.000.
Marked reduction of freight traffic
under records ot similar periods of
the last two years were responsible
for the bad financial showing, and
conditions in April, though not yet
I reported fully show no promise of
j improvement.
-Vo llate ( hnnem \ow,
Despite the big government deficits. I
i the director-get nera 1 docs not con- i
' template any general increase in the
I level of rates, hut prefers to await
; restoration of normal business con- i
j ditions.
The government aKo incurred a de
ficit of about SH.jOO.OOO in eight
months' operation of the American
Railway Kxpress Company, the con
solidated express corporations, up to
March 1. 1911'. 1
"The present unfavorable results
naturally lead to agitation of the ques
tion whether there ought to be an In
crease of rates." said Mr. Hints in his I
statement. "My own Judgment is that !
the present conditions are too ab- ;
normal to serve as a basis for anv gen
eral change in the level of rates and 1
that it is preferable to defer action
on that subject until there shall have
been a fuller opportunity to get a
more reliable and possibly a more
! normal measure of the conditions.
I meanwhile resorting to every practic- !
, able economy, ptudying the situation i
, with the greatest care, and keeping
, the public fully informed as to de- i
: velopments."
Kxplnlnn Difference.
i The deficit of J132.000.000 incurred
: by the government in January. Febru- i
: ar.v and March, as figured by Mr. Hines.
j greatly exceeded the estimate made
public earlier in the day by the bureau
of railroad economies because Mr.
Mines-calculated the guaranteed com
pensation for the three months as
three-twelfths of the annual compensa
The.bureau of railway economies cal
culated each month's share on the ba-sfs
ot the average for that month ,ii tjfe
three, pre-war years. The railroao ad
ministration figure also included small
roads, not included in the so-called
; cla?s r iK> which are under government
< control, and also expenses of the con
trnl administration and cosr of operat
; ing inland waterways.
! Mr. Hines explained thai his system j
of calculating tended to show the rail
road administration's position rather I
at a disadvantage for the first three I
I months, but added:
"Still it seems preferable to charge
a full one-twelfth of the rental into 1
: each of these months rather than to
run the risk cf an impression arising
that there is any disposition to under- '
state the actual results.
Uunlnesn Hun Fallen Off.
"To a large extent the unfavorable j
results for January, February and
March are due to the fact that business i
has fallen of? and that expenses could I
not be correspondingly readjusted so ,
that the loss largely arises in connec- .
tion with the period of readjustment j
through which the country is going, i
Industrial enterprises generally have |
suffered embarrassment on account of '
the fact that business has been cur- I
tailed so much more rapidly than ex- j
penses could be curtailed. The rail
road business is probably in its nature :
less elastic than any other business j
and shows more unfavorable the em- j
barrassment of readjustment.
"The entire railroad organization ,
has been and is working most earnestly !
to readjust these costs to meet the 1
present conditions, but the nature of ;
the railroad business, whether under
private or public control, is such that
to a very large extent it is impossible
to ofTset loss in business by a corre
sponding reduction in costs". On the
other hand, when there shall be a sub- i
siantial Increase in business the revc- :
nues therefrom will be largely reflected '
in the net, because the costs will not :
be correspomiingly increased.
Save Maintenance Com I.nter.
"It is believed that this improve- ;
ment will be considerably emphasized
by reason of the fact that maintenance
work has been carried forward during i
the favorable weather of January, Feb
ruary and March on a liberal basis. ;
despite unfavorable business, and this !
should be reflected in a saving in main- ;
tenance costs later in the year.
"In the midst of the present period
of post-war readjustment it is im- j
possible to make any confident state
ment as to the results ot' railroad ?
operations for the remainder of this
calendar year.
"It is my policy to give the public)
the facts, and, where the inference to i
be drawn is doubtful, to resolve the i
doubt in such way as to avoid the j
risk of making a statement more fav- I
orable than the ultimate facts will :
justify." [
Parade to Feature Vlnlt of American
Commander to l?ngllnh
I Hv Associated Press.'
IjONDON, May 6.?General Pershing, '
when he visits London the latter part '
of this month, will be the official guest i
of the government for two days and \
will he the unofficial guest of the coun
try three or five days longer. N'o of- i
ficlal notification has yet been received
of the date of his arrival or of the
length of his stay and the plans pre
pared are only tentative.
Arrangements are being made for
the American commander to hold an
investiture, probably at Buckingham
Palace, when he will decorate British
ers who won honors with the Ameri
can forces. General Pershing will re- J
view American troops brought here ]
for the occasion and who will par
ticipate in a great parade with Brit
ish and colonial troops. The Ameri
cans will embark for home from Eng
land. It is expected the troops will
I arrive on May 22.
.No ,\ol*y Crowd Follows Premier lu i
llnllroad Station Such as
{?reeled lilt* Hcturn.
PARIS, May t>.?A dispatch to the
Petit Journal from Home says that
vChereas monster crowds welcomed
Premier Orlando when he arrived at
Rome, he. left the Italian capital for
Paris with Baron Sonnlno the Italian
Foreign Minister without a soul wit
nessing tho flej^rturc.
Total Subscriptions Reported to
Treasury Given as $2,
NEW YORK ADDS $146,000,000
St. Louis District Is Still Far
in the Lead of
f F3\ AsvorPre1
WASHINGTON. May fi?The ?2.noo.
OOU.OUO mark has been pass'.J by the
nation in its race toward the $ 1,500.
i OOO.OOit goal which must be reached by
Saturday night. Subscriptions ollici
ally reported to the Treasury tonight
amounted to $2,060,742,000. or I7') per
cent of t'no quota sought.
Subscriptions by districts were an
nounced as follows:
St. I.#ouis, 1112.522.000: Minneapolis,
$ 100,806,000 ; Chicago. $370,500,000; Bos
ton. $ 197.560,000; Kansas City. $92.
241.000: Richmond. $99,228,000: New
York. $557,200,000; Atlanta. $58,570.O(b> .
Cleveland. $152,1 13,000: Philadelphia.
$129,731,000; San Francisco, $102,654,
000: Da! las. $27,161,000.
The increase in the total during the
last twenty-four hours was $256,000.
000. of which $116,000,000 came from
the New York district alone. This is
?a better record thu'.n has been made for
the last few days, but falls far short
of the $622,000,000 average daily sub
scriptions which must be piled tip in
the remainder of the w^ek if the loan
in to be subscribed fully.
I'nnpirrri With Fourth l.oan.
At the corresponding time of the
fourth Liberty loan campaign bond
Kales amounted to $2,798,000,000, or
16.64 per cent of the total.
! Tomorrow is navy day throughout
the country, and committees every
where hope to make it a banner day.
I with the slogan, "match the navy."
I Fruits of the day's wonk will not be
reflected for two or three days, how
; ever. Special naval demonstrations
| have been arranged at many sea and
j lake port cities.
SI. IjOdU Continue* In Lead. '
The St. Louis district continued to
j lead in the percentage race tonight.
! but Minneapolis was reported driving
its salesmen hard. Apparently St.
I Louis has drawn so far away from
Chicago and Boston that there is little
i chance of either of these districts
j catching up. Brooklyn. N. V., and
I Hartford. Conn., reported today they
j had exceeded their quotas. Following
are official reports by district sub
I divisions:
St. Louis District: St. Louis Coun
ty, $1,440,000: Indiana. $13,073,003;
Kentucky, $22.9S9.000: Tennessee. $12,
: 265.000; Mississippi. $S.263.000: Arkan
sas, $14,1 16,000: Missouri, $22,616,000;
Illinois. $1S.691,000; St. Louis City,
? Richmond District: Maryland, $25,
?407,000; District of Columbia, $10.
J.77S.OOO: Virginia. $2S.094.300: Weal
? Virginia. $5,186,000: North Carolina,
$12,412,000: South Carolina. $4,465,000.
New York District: New Tork State,
i $514,648,000; New Jersey, $37,962,000;
I Connecticut, $4,451,050; New York City,
Philadelphia District: Philadelphia.
$54,751,000; Easternl Pennsylvania,
outside Philadelphia. $57,560,000;
.Southern New Jersey, $10,498,000:
Delaware. $7,415,000.
Report* From Pacific Coaat.
San Francisco District: Arizona. $1.
035.000; Idaho, ?4.5S9.OO0; Nevada,
$S05,000: Oregon. $19.961,^00; Utah,
S5.9S9.000: Washington, $19,660,000:
California. $61,500,000; Hawaii. $4,
Dallas District: Texas. $24,427,000:
Ajrizona. $4S5,000; Louisiana, $1,835,
000; New Mexico. $745,000, and Okla
homa. $1 15,000.
Atlanta District: Mississippi and
Louisiana, $15,000,005 each: Alabama,
*6.751.000; Florida. $6,951,000; Georgia,
*G. 574.000; Tennessee. $12,123,000.
Chicago District: Cook County. $69.
092,003; Illinois, outside Cook County,
$49,572,000; Indiana. $39,340,000; Iowa.
S56.726.000; Michigan. $93,670,000; Wis
consin, $41,931,000.
The United States Steamship Cal
houn the naval Victory ship, reported
todav that it was slowly steaming
through the Carribean Sea while wait
ing for the nation'-s subscriptions to
the Victory Liberty loan to warrant
it getting under full steam for the
last four days of the campaign. The
position of the Victory ship tonight
is such as will make possible the com
pletion of the trip by Saturday night
if subscriptions are made rapidly.
Salvation Army Lassies Will
Make Them As They Did For
Boys Over There.
NEW YORK, May 6.?Any one who
wants to learn what kind of doughnuts
the Alclntyre sisters, of the Salvation
Army, really made to give them a
national, if not a world-wide, teputa
tion, can find out by visiting the steps
of the subtreasury in Wall Street to
morrow noon. Yes. sir. The girls are
going to fry 'em right there on the
steps, jus: as they were fried by the
hundreds of thousands for American
doughboys in France. But they are
not to be given away tomorrow. No
body can set teeth into one of those
doughnuts without first purchasing a
Victory bond, and the girls are ex
pected to be kept mighty busy at
t hat.
Arc Not llrqulrrd, I ndcr President's
Order, lo Meet Physical Re
I Rv Associated i'reis. I
WASHINGTON. May 6.?President j
Wilson, in an executive order cabled I
from Paris, has directed the Civil Ser
vices Commission to exempt soldiers,
sailors and marines from physical re
quirements for any civil service posi
tion upon certification by the Federal
Board of Vocational Education that the
applicant has been specially trained
and qualified for the position.
People of IlnMlmore .Select Republican I
as Cltj'ii Clilef Execu
BALTIMORE, Ml)., May 6.?William !
F. Uroening, Republican, won from i
George Weeins Williams, the Demo
cratic mayoralty nominee, tonight by
about 9,G00 majority. Mr. Broening.
who is only the third Republican
elected to the city's chief magistracy
since the War Between the States, will
be the first Mayor of Greater Balti
Folder SHoitIiik Mummer Resorts
on C. & O. now av.illahlo at ticket of- !
lice, S30 13aat Main Street.?Adv.
Arguments in Telephone Rate Cases
Concluded Before Supreme Court
! nv Associated Prc.'vS 1
WASHINGTON. -Ma.v 0.?Argu
ments lu Ihr trtriihone and trie
Srnph rnle cases Involving the
nil I liori I j of the I'ostmnstcr-Gcoernl
to incrcnse intrastate toll ralM
nrrr ronrludril inte today In the
Supreme Court and the cane* Inkrn
under nd\isrmcnt. In view of the
importance of the question* In
volved both In the wire cases and
railroad rate eases argued yester
day. It Is believed the court will
render decisions In the two enses
before entering upon the summer
adjournment next month.
The court before recessing today
until May 10. Issued an order per
mitting "the Fostmnster-tJenernI to
continue to charge Increased tele
graph rates In Illinois and tem
porarily stayed the earrylnc into
effect of injunctions issued by Fed
eral Judge I.andis enjoining; the
Postmaster-General from ranking
the Increase effective. The order,
which was announced by chief
Justice White, remains in effect un
til the appeals have been finnlly
disposed of and continues In opera
tion a similar order granted by the
lower court for the purpose of per
mitting thr nppeal to he brought.
With the conclusloa of the hear
ings today, arguments In ail pend
ing cases closed for the term. The
court, however, after rendering
opinions on .liny it), will recess for
t?*o weeks and final adjournment
for the summer will be on June 0.
Attorneys representing the States
contended thnl adequate provisions
lind been made by the States for
determining the Justness of Intra
state wire rates, that the Inter
state Commerce Commission had
authority to regulate rates, al
though this power had never been
exercised, and that Congress hnd no
intention and no thought of uny one
attempting to exercise the Juris
diction over the wire properties the
Postmaster-General is exercising.
>lr. Hobhlns contended that Con
gress conferred "one mnn power"
upon the President to enable him
to tnke over the resources of the
country for the successful prosecu
tion of the war. that he or his
agents hod ample authority to fix
rates and thut Congress had no In
tention of hamperlag hint in the
operation of these utilities.
12 GUMPS FOR 1543,000
Rejects Lump Bid In Order to Gi?o
Cities Opportunity to Acquire
Sanitary Utilities.
No Satisfactory Offer for Camp
Sevier, S. CM Which Will Be Put
Up at Another Sale?Hospital and
Storage Warehouses Reserved.
I Bv Associated Press. 1
WASHINGTON, May 6.?Approval of
; the sale of twelve army camps?eight
| National Guard sites and four small
I miscellaneous camps?for a total ot
i more than $549,000 was announced to
I day by Acting Secretary Crowell.
War Department, officials evidenced
j satisfaction with the results obtained,
: the material covered by the sale con
j sisting almost exclusively of hastily
constructed buildings and some stored
equipment. In the case of buildings,
the government had reserved for its
own use the base hospitals and storage
Forty-Four Hid/* Ilecelved.
Forty-four bids were received from
1 thirty-five individuals and corporations,
the largest single proposal being from
one large wrecking company, which
offered to take all the camps for a
price approximating J540.000. This
proposal was rejected largely because
of the desire of the department to turn
over to the cities adjacent to certain
camps the sanitary and other utilities
which could be used advantageously
for the benefit of their populations.
Thus. Augusta, Ga., will retain title
to all underground improvements ;? t
Camp Hancock, all the improvements
at Camp Sheridan |jo to the city of
Montgomery, and he sewage and
water systems ai Camp Wadsworth
will be turned over to Spartanburg,
S. C.
No satisfactoiy bid having been re
ceived from Camp Sevier. S. C., it was
pnnounced that this camp would be
offered at another sale minus the re
quirements that the buyer assume the
damage suits of local property own
The sites of the National Guard
camps were rented or leased and con
sequently no transfer ot land was In
! vulved. The War Department retained
i the hospital and principal storage fa
cilities at each camp.
City Iluy* Cnnip Sheridan.
The city of Montgomery, Ala., sc
oured Camp Sheridan, Ala., and the
State of North Carolina will take over
Camp Pclk. N. C. The other camps
went to individuals and firms, except
Camp Kendrick, N. J., which was with
drawn from the auction and is to be
i retained for the navy, and Camp
Sevier, S. C., for which no reasonable
hid was received. The successful bid
ders In the other cases were:
Camp Bowie. Tex., sold to Henry \
Marks & Son. Indianapolis. Ind.; Camp i
Colt. Pa., to Lewis Brothers*. Hock I
Island. Hi . Camp Hancock, Ga.. to |
f. P. Mulherin. Augusta, Ga.: Camp ;
Logan, Tex, to G. P. Brown, Houston, 1
Tex.; North Camp Jackson, S. C.. to i
Lewis Brothers, Itock Island, Til.;
Camp Wadsworth, S. C.. to Frank '
Hodges. Spartanburg, S. C.; Camp J
Wheeler. Ga.. io 1.0. Ness. Savannah.
Ga.; Camp Shelby. Miss., to S. Stein
berg Company, no address given; Camp
Beauregard, La, to J. W. Alexander,
Alexandria. 'La.
In the case of Canip Beauregard the
successful bidder must guarantee to
?he State of Louisiana, without cost.,
the buildings and Improvements suf- !
(ioient for one regimental camping
area for use of the State troops. At !
Camp Hancock the underground im
provements must be left intact for the
benefit of thr community.
Declared Pennnylvnnlnn In Slated for
C halrman of Flnnnce
WASHINGTON. May 6.?The fight,
that was started by a number of Re- :
publican Senators to keep Senator
Boies Penrose, of Pennsylvania, front |
becoming chairman of '.he Finance ;
Committee in the next Senate, appears j
\jo have come to an end. The Penn- i
sylvanian will go before the Senate!
as the choice, of a majority of the j
Republican caucus and no attempt will j
be made to prevent his election by
the Senate.
Appointment hm Member of Shipping
Hoard Announced nt the
While limine.
I llv Associated l'refa.T
WASHINGTON, May 6.?Appoint-!
ment of Henry M. Robinson, of Pas
adena. Cal., as a member of the Ship
ping B aril to succeed Charles U. Page,
of San Kranclsco, who recently re
signed, was announced today at the
White House.
Mr. Robinson is a native of Ohio
and a graduate of Cornell University.
He has been connected wlh a number
of mining, engineering and manufac
uring enerprlses, and has had experi
ence In shipbuilding.
\clerans of Great Arponne Drive
Steam Into Harbor at
Newport News.
j Soldiers Tell of Hitter Fighting in
Last Offensive?Former Roanoke
I Coast Artillery Company, Which
j Did Police Duty, Returns.
. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
j\inginia veterans heroes of the Alsace
| front, Verdun and the Ar-gonne, reach
; ed here today on the transport Mada
v.-aska as members of the One Hundred
and Fourteenth Infantry, the first unit
of the Twenty-ninth Division to re
turn to America. These men tell of
bitter fighting in the Argonne. the
One Hundred and Fourteenth, losing
1,750 officers and men, in that drive
j alone. The battleship Connecticut
! brought back Military Police Com
I i-any No. 2S0." formerly the Roanoke
j Coast Artillery Company.
These men expected to get in the
fight for freedom, were crying for a
| craclc at the Huns, as they put it. and
, found theinselve3 doing police duty on
j the other side when they wanted to
be 'fighting.
These Virginians came in as a
military police company: Captain
Henry K. Tice. Pulaski: Sergeant Wal
ter P. Kruegc.r, Roanoke; James R.
Dent. RoanoHe: James Sullivan, Mine
run; P. J. Ross. Ferrum; M. N. Home,
Mount Solon: Clarence Repass, Roa
noke; Henry Thompson. Roanoke;
Dewey Hamilton, Roanoke; L. G. Ger
man, Roanoke; Guy E. Murray. Lowry,
Alexander Sheen, Roanoke: Horace S.
Wall. Roanoke; Marvin T. Roveley,
Lynchburg: Kenton Shepard. Roanoke:
Philip Sprurley, Surry: Ashford Win
brurne, Roanoke: D. B. Be<ar, Elkton;
Heath Overstreet, Roanoke: Howard
P. Jett, Frederick'sbun.i?; Edmund .J.
Owens. Blacksburg: Samuel Trimmer.
Roanoke: James W. Beekman. Roa
noke: Burns Perfiinger, Roanoke; Staf
ford Jarrett, Roanoke: John L. Harri
son, Richmond: Herman D. Hawloy,
P.oanoke: Edward D. Hickock, Roa
noke; Edwin M. Foster, Mathews;
Frank L. Hall. Alta Vista; Robert F.
Kemp. Gloucester; 1-ouls E. Osborne.
Roanoke; William Brown. Roanoke:
Edward Robinson. Roanoke; Otis L.
Clarke. Richmond: Joseph L. German.
Roanoke: Edwin H. Herman. Dublin:
Harry M. McCue, Richmond: Fred K.
Easter. Roanoke; John J. BoxJey, Hay
market; lrvln D. Hurd. Roanoke;
Richard Schopoff. Fredericksburg:
Charles R- Fox, Roanoke; Joseph Mur
ray, Roanoke.
The following Virginians arrived as
members of the One Hundred and
Fourteenth Infantry: Captain Wil
liam King. Norfolk; First Lieutenant
James F. Hughes, Richmond; Colonel
George Williams. Norfolk: Captain
Henry A. Wiseman, Danville: First
Lieutenant Henry Averlll, Orantge:
Second Lieutenant George. J. Smith.
! !? rederlcksburg; Gustavo A. Krueger.
Roanoke: Major William E. Eubank.
Roanoke: I^onnie Ball. Uincaster Coun
ty; D. T. Drake. Petersburg.
hi Fine Fittle the Lads Leave
America for Watch On
NEW YORK. May fi ?Off for a
bivouac on the Rhine, the first batch
of American volunteers for the service
of the army of occupation started over
seas today on the transport Aga
memnon out of Hoboken. The outfit,
comprising 1.000 men. men of adven
ture. ami young lads averaging about
twenty years, with life all before them,
is the first contingent of the 50.000 1
regulars who will supplant the Ameri- (
can forces now serving tn Germany.
In the ranks of the first provisional
overseas regimental depot, as they are
known, were a number of veterans of
the present war, wearing their service
and wound stripes. This battalion was
recruited and trained at Camp Meade.
Md.. and upon landing in France will
undergo several weeks' more training.
One of the rookies was Jock Tvler. who
fought with the Scottish Highlanders,
and sports six wound stripes. He was
carrying the emblem of Ireland, be
cause. he Raid, "we guys are going to
free Ireland."
fled 4>nard Slnv .Mnn.r When frilled
I'pon to Dlwpcrne
n Intern.
I By Associated Pres.vl
LONDON. May 6.? Four hundred
persons were killed tn Moscow last
week when the Red Guard was called
upon to disperse rioters, says the Ex
change Telegraph dinpatch, quoting
advices from East Germany. The cas
ualties resulted when crowds assem
bled demanding food and shouting:
wn with Lcnlnc and Trotzky." I
; Terms Are Communicated
to All Powers Represented
at Meeting.
TO PUNISH Em, tnun
Germans Must Either Sign
Document or Face Economic
Signor Crespi Notes Reservations
Concerning Clauses Which Are
Not Acceptable to Agents.
PARIS. May 6.? All Is < In readiness
for the presentation Wednesday after?
noon of the peace treaty to Germany.
The plenary peace conference, com
pleted its work today so far as Ger
many is concerned and at a secret ple
t nary session communicated the terms
of the poacc treaty to all the powers
I represented at the conference. Thin
was the last act before delivery of the
treaty to the Germans at Versailles
| tomorrow.
The session was held in the Foreign
Office with the same setting and dis
tinguished personnel as at previous
public sessions except in the case of
Italy, which today was represented by
I Dr. Silvio Crespl. the former food ad
ministrator, pending the arrival of
.Premier Orlando and Foreign Minister
Sonnino. Premier Clemenceau' 'pre.r
sided with President Wilson at . hi&
? right and Premier Liloyd George at- hjs
left, with the entire membership of tHe
conference grouped around the table.
Enormous throngs - surrounded 1 the
Foreign Office watching the arrival: of
I the delegates. Those who assembled
i within tne bufldlng Included Marshal
i Koch and the British. Vice-Admiral Sir
I Rosalyn Wemysa, with their staffs.
Wrtlle the session was a secret jn#,
t it Is understood that Captain- Andre
I Tardleu. representing France, explaln
I ed the provisions of the document and
? was questioned from time to time, the
! explanations given being full and free.
.Small I*or?rrs Are Advlwd.
The smalt powers have been apprised
of the contents of the momentous docu
ment. and all that remains to be done
Is to call the German delegates before
the jieacc congress at Versailles and
hand to them the verdict which the
allied and associated powers have
brought in against their country for
being the instigator in the world war.
The terms admittedly will be hard
for Germany, but it is asserted that
? there is but one road for her to follow
, if she is to obtaiti what her spokesmen
! have so frequently declared she so
| ardently desired?the return of peace
| and the ehance to rehabilitate herself
i economically. Acquiescence even to a
! demand for the trial of their former
fmperial master, William Hohenzollcrn,
which is understood to have been in
corporated in the treaty, charged with
"a supreme offense against interna
tional morality and the sanctity of
treaties," Is to be required. <
Reports have it that the steps for
the complete economic Isolation of the
i country are being considered if Ger
i many should decline to affix her sig
nature to the treaty.
Itecominendutlonn Made. ?
The following official communication
was issued this afternoon: "The
i supreme economic council held its six
ticnth meeting May 5 at 10 A. M. under
I the chairmanship of Uord Robert
Cecil at the Ministry of Commerce. .
| "Proposed blockade measures to be
I adopted in the event of Germany re
fusing to sign the peace treaty:
"The council considered plans which
had been formulated to brimg about
the complete economic isolation of
Germany in the event that the Ger
man delegates should refuse to sljjn
ti e preliminaries of peace. The block
ade section was directed to draw up
and submit for the approval of the
council of foreign ministers, a plan
of blockade measures to be im
mediately put into effect should the
associate governments desire to havd
j recourse to economic coercion.
j ''Removal of final restrictions of
] trade with Germany.
| "Upon recommendation by the finan
' c al section the council decided to make
| the following relations of financial re
I functions of trade with Germany pend
j ing the signing of the peace treaty:
"First: The financial lists to be
suspended (if this has not been done
already), and announcement to bfc
made that neutrals are entirely fr^e
to extend credits of any kind to Ger<
many or to its nationals.
"Second: That German owned cash.
I alances and bills already in neutral
countries are freely available in pa?
ment for imports.
"Third: That the proceeds of ex
ports from Germany may be freely
available in payment for all kinds of
permitted imports.
"Fourth: That the finance section
shall have discretion to grant ll-cetises
for the export of gold and securities
from Germany in payment for Imports
on application from the German au
Fifth: That the above bo commun
icated the financial commission at Vil
lettc and to the committee o-f neutral
financiers and that their suggestions
be Invited as to what further relaxa
tions are desired by them.
"Control of traffic on the Danube:
"The council considered again the
question of the control of navigation
on the Danube and it was decided that
this control should be placed entirely
rndcr one authority. A subcommittee
was appointed to arrange the details
with a view to expediting the re
opening of commercial and relief traf
fic on the Danube."
Italy Oppose* I*tovI*Iohj?.
There is still diaivnt among the
allied ;?.nd associated powers over some
provisions of the treaty. Chief among
the objectors Is Italy, with Flume and
the Dalmatian coast the point In dis
pute. Italy's chief delegates to the
peace conference did not visit Ver
sailles Tuesday afternoon when the
treaty was tvad to the smaller powers,
but are expected to be present Wednes
day. Their credentials already h?v#
been handed to the Germans. Th$
Italians were represented at \h? ,
slon Tuesday by Signor Crttpi, wKO

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