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The Paper Complete
The Times-Dispatch Cov
ers the News of the World.
Best Sport Pages
James J. Corbctt Writes
for The Times-Dispatch.
69TH YEAR.
VOI.CM I. 09
M'MIIKK 280
RICHMOND, VA., MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 1919. ?TEN PAGES
WKATUEIi
I'AUK 3
?SHOWERS. PRICE, THREE CENTS
MOVE TO KEEP HIGHWA Y BOARD OUT OF POLITICS
FIREMEN AND HOSTLERS FILE NEW WAGE SCALE
FOOD PRICE BATTLE TO REACH CLIMAX THIS WEEK
Monopolies Gained by Them
in By-Products to Be
Investigated.
MOST IMPORTANT INQUIRY
CONDUCTED &Y CONGRESS
Many More Seizures of Stored
Supplies Are on
Program.
CAN BUY AT LESS COST
Estimated $10,000,000 Worth of
Butter, IOjjk*' "'id Other Kdibles
Are iu Government's Hands.
(By Unlvfrtil forviec )
WASHINGTON, August 17.?The
government's campaign to reduce the
high cost of living, which has met t
with energetic rtypnnae from Gov
ernors. Mayors, foo<t administrators i
and Oistri'.t attorneys working undir
the Department of Justicc throughout
the nation, is expected to reach a'
climax this week.
In the United States Senate the Com
mittee on Agriculture will begin at 10 |
o'clock tomorrow morning the inves- |
tigation of the packers and the mo- j
nopolies gained by them in hundreds
of by-products and foodstuffs, .is shown I
by the Federal Trade Commission's .
findings.
This investigation promises to be
one of ttie most important and far- <
reaching probes ever conducted in ;
Congress. Several hundred witnesses i
will apptfir. among the first be:t:g
Chairman W. B. Colver. of the Federal
Trade Commission. The investigation
will revolve about the bill Introduced
by Senator Kenyon, of Iowa. to
licence packers, stockyards and per
son:? engaged In manufacturing dairy
products and preparing poultry pro
ducts whose business exceeds i'iOo.UOO
a year.
As a result of in vestigatlons con
ducted by agents of the Department
of Justice and by operatives working
under United States district attornevs
at the direction of the Attorney-'Jen
Krai, numerous seizures of hoarded
foods stored in various parts of the
country are expected to be made dur
ing the week.
Court* Confirm Llbrli. j
A6 rapidly as these libel proceed
ings are confirmed by court action in
favor of the government, the con
demned stores will be sold and the
public consumer given opportunity t<".
buy the foodstuff* at prices much r< -
dueed from current market quotations
It is estimated thai J 10.000.000 of but
ter. eggs and other foods have a!readv
been seized in different cities of th~?
country, which await court condemna
tion before they can be thrown on the
market to reduce the high cost of
living.
In determining what constitutes
the storage of foods in violation of
the food control act. the fair-price com
mittees appointed through the instru
mentality of State food administrator's
at the request of Attorney-General
Palmer will play an important part.
These committees, according to word
received by the Attorney-General, have
already been organized in many of the
larger cities, and they are proceeding
to publish lists of the "fair prices"
which foods may command.
Attorney-General Palmer has signi
fied his intention of co-operating with
these fair-price committees as far as
he is personally able. He will meet
with the New York City fair-price
committee Monday night. Dater in
the week he will confer with th? com
; ml ttees in the District of Columbia
which are endeavoring to cope with
the cost of living, which is inordinately
high in the nation's capital. The sub
ject of rents is also to be considered
by the District committee.
Itapid Action Kipceteri.
Congress is expected to take rapid
action in accordance with Attorney
General Palmer's request that the
??teeth" be given the food control act
by adding a penal clause to make
effective prosecution of profiteers
The amended'bill, which the At'tor
ney-General so urgently recommends
adds a penal clause providing for i
maximum rtne of lf.,000, or a sentence
of two years, or both, for profiteers
found guilty of violating the food
control act. Attorney-General Palmer
also recommends that the act be ex
tended to include clothing. It is ex
pected that the amended bill will be
reported out favorably hv the com
mittee so a prompt vote miiv be taken
The sale of $5*0.000,000 of surplus
food held by the War Department bv
means of parcel post will begin lomor'
r?w; ?'f the War and of the
Post-Office Departments will begin
collecting orders for the delivery of
foods from the surplus stores. List of
foods available and their prices have
been published and a svstem of order
blanks arranged. Postmasters have
been directed to collect postage for
only one priced zone and disregard
rates from other zones.
?Mnyorn Will Aid Klglit.
Mayors from twenty of the leading
cities of .New Jersey will arrive in
Washington tomorrow morning to ap
pear before tho Mouse Committee on
Agriculture to discuss tho cost of
living ar.d the prices food products
are carrying. The delegation will be
head' I by Mayor Gillen, of Newark
Suits against the big five packers
for combinations in restraint of trade
In violation of the Sherman antitrust
act will be filed very shortlv. These
suits will constitute the biggest anti
trust prosecution that has been had in
recent years and will bear dircctly on
the high cost of living.
vv other investigations along various
lines affecting the cost of living and
the family budget are now in progress
in the Department of Justice. While
thtf nature of these investigations
has not been revealed, it is under
stood that clothing, sugar and coal
are matters which are receiving the
attention of Department of Justice
agents. Reports of destruction of food
in order to maintain high prices are
also being investigated.
/ Since the introduction of the. bill hv
r Senator Kenyon. pf Iowa, providing for
the licensing of the packers, the mem
bers of both Houses of Congress have
been swamped with hundreds of tele
grams and communications pro and con.
Many of these telegrams are due to tho
(.Continued on Second rajfe.j
Offers to Sell Peanuts
if Actors Lose Strike
|Dy t'nlreraal Service.!
NKW VOUK. Augu*t 17.?"I'll
or|l pe'inutu for n ?liolr yenr right
on I lip rornrr of l*"ort j -seeond
Street and llrondwny If tlic nrtor.n
lose, providing you rnri nn elevator
for the nunc period If the innnRRrrn
lo?e."
'Mint I* the defy of !?"?! Wynn.
romedlnn, to any mmncer who
feel* Inclined to tieeept It. Wynn
i* for the Actor*' lOqulty A??orln
tlon with h I k whole noiil, nnd while
hi* challenge riirrlr* n lilt of the
humorou*. the comedian un? never
more Herioii*.
NEGRO MURDERS FARMER
UNO WOUNDS DAUGHTER
George Peters Shot Through Head
by Unidentified Man und
Set Afire.
GIRL TS CARRIED TO HOSPITAL
Young Woman Stops Pennsylvania
Train and Kngnf-es Assistance of
Crew?Posse of 100 Armed Citi
zens Search for Assailant.
[Special tr> The Times-Dispatch.] I
BALTIMORE. August IT.?George
Petcra, fifty-live years r>!d. a farmer,
near Arundel, Prince Georges County,
was murdered and his body set afire
today by an unidentified negro.
Catherine Peters. twenty-three years
old, his daughter, was shot through
the breast and arm and was taken to
a Washington hospital. She is in a
serious condition.
A posse was formed at Bowie after
the attack and Is searching the sur
loutidinK country for trace oI the negro.
Wounded tilrl Stop* Train.
As Pennsylvania train So. Mi:3. bound
south from Baltimore to Washington,
approached Arurnie Station, about 14".
| o'clock, the engineer saw a young
woman, hair streaming down her hack
scantily clad and with wounds in her
| arm and breast, frantically .signaling. I
j The train was Mopped and the young j
I woman told the engine crew her name
I was Catherine Peters, and a colored
j man had shot her axd her father on
I their farm about a half mile from the
i railroad.
I The. crew hastened to the scene and
: found Peters in a peach orchard near
Ms home, shot through the head and hi"
| clothing afire. They "beat out the j
; I'.ames and carried the body to the
! hous>e. Jr. the meantime, the g?rl
! ha! collapsed, and she was carried to
i the iram and hurriedly r.ushed .to
Washington.
It is said the negro came to the
house shortly after 1 o'clock. Both.
Peters and his daughter have been ill |
and were confined to bed. The other |
members of the family. Mrs. Barbara !
? Peters, Hilda, twelve years oid, and :
| l.ydin. fourteen years old. 'were at i
church in Bowie.
Only WItnc** rollap.se*.
Just what transpired at the house
j is not known, as the g:rl. who was the
i only witness :o the crime, collapse!.
i and was unable to tell the train crew ;
' her story. Word was carried to Bowie
shortly after the crime and a posse
consisting of nearly 100 men armed
with guns immediately scattered about
' the countryside in an effort to catch
the negro.
The negro is described as short with
black skin and a close-cropped mus
tache.
WILL ASK JAIL CELLS
FOR MEMBERS OF "UP
j IN MABEL'S ROOM" CAST
Several of Stars Will Face Court
Today to Answer Contempt
Charges.
(Rt t*niv<*rsa! Service.)
CHICAGO, August 17.?J. J. Rosen
thal, manager of Woods' Theater, said
tonight he would go before Judge
Charles M. Walker tomorrow morning
and ask jail sentences and fines for
the cast of "t'p in Mabel's Boom."
The actors walked out last night after
? a temporary injunction restraining
them from breaking their contract had
; been served.
Tiie Chicago Federation of Labor,
at a meeting today, indorsed the
i actors' strike. Edward Nockels. secre
j tary of the federation, who was in
| sirutnental in inducing the actors to
| come out and who told them the re
| straining order was ineffective, an
nounced he. would go to jail with them
if they had to serve time.
The players who were expected to
be arraigned tomorrow to answer con
tempt charges are: Walter Jones.
Harry C. Bradley. Fred I.. Sutton. John
Arthur, Dudley Hawloy, Hazel Dawn.
I'll i nor Dawn, Enid Marklcy, Edele
Holland und Evelyn Gosnell.
FARMER IS RUN DOWN
BY AUTO AT REIDSVILLE
Stop KflHl .Southern M*press Train <o
Hurry Him to llo.*pltal, but
ileatli llaltN Knee.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
DAXVILLE. VA? August 17.?Paul
Ferguson, a young farmer of Bucking
ham County, N. C., was strj^ck and
fatally injured bv an automobile near
Beidsville last night. The name of the
driver of the car has not been learned.
The southbound midnight express
was stopped at Beidsville and the in
lured man placed aboard In the hope
that a surgical operation in Greens
boro. X. C., might save his life. He
succumbed before, he reached that
point. The remains were tuken back
to Beidsville, this morning.
FLYERSSTARTFOfTcOAST
IluMleton Field, Nenr Philadelphia,
A\ ill lie Flr*t Stopping Place
on Trip.
(Ilv Pnlversal Service.)
M IXEOLA, x. y., August 17.?Lieu
tenant John McDonald and Lieutenant
Charles Dudley, (he last of the eight
"pathfinder" aviators en route to the
Pacific Coast, left here today for Bus
tleton Field, near Philadelphia, the
first slop on their transcontinental
lr'caplain Fred Welnors and Major
II. W. King, who have charge of the
High is, alao left hero today by auto
mobile.
ONE KILLED, 4 HURT,
AS CAR TURNS OVER
Evangeline Pratt, Eleven Years
Old, Victim of Early Morn
ing Auto Tragedy.
DRIVER PUT UNDER ARREST
Lloyd B. McColl Charged With
Voluntary Manslaughter and
Drinking While at Wheel.
One *ierson was killed and four others:
seriously injured early yesterday morn
ins at 1:30 o'clock when a seven
passenger automobile turned turt e
twice or. the Cry Street Road dircctly
at the < "ountry Club. 1
Kvangeline l'ratt. eleven-year-oM
daughter of Mrs. Ma rr.itt. a widow,
was t he d-ath victim. Her body lios
m Beiin'tt'h morgue. awaiting the n
qucst t<?> b? held today iit noon, fa-1'
lived at 1 0 North Fourth Street
< "omnion wealth's Attorney ^- ^ ;
li< verl'-v. of Henrico County. swore
out warrant nij?ht. charirin?
I.lovd B M'?< 'oil. driver of the machine,
with voluntary manslaughter. Mc
< ?t.li, who is at St. Kllzabeth s Hospital [
suffering with serious chest and scalp i
wounds is also charged with driving
the car while- -ind-r the influence ot
liquor.
Two Mrn l-:*capc Injury.
Besides Mc*.'o!l and Mrs. Pratt the
others Injured .ire Mrs. M. 1*. Davidson.
!<*ft shoulder bone broken, and her
daughter, Miss 1?. B. Davjdson, badly
urn isf-d about th** face. All except
McColl resided at 1M North Fourth
Street
Two others, who were in the rear
of the automobile, escaped without in
jury. They were Charles F. Winn,
tnanag'-r of the Winn Auto Supply
Company. 1211 West Broad Street, and
W. I'. Bass, foreman at the British
American Tobacco Company.
McColl, whose home is in Detroit.
Mr:., ar.d v. ho :s s.iKi t.. have a short,
time asO returned from overseas avia-'
tion service, hal charge of the car,
which is owned by Mike 1 .ovenstein. |
The car was kept at llift'J West Broad1
Str?et. next to the Winn Auto Supply
Company, and. according to the au
thorities, the car was under a cou.rt
attachment. It waf> running under a
Pennsylvania license at the time It
turned over, and. in view of this fact,
the county authorities state they be
lieve they can also establish that Mc
Coll was driving the automobile with
out a State permit.
Car Completely Wrecked.
The automobile was completely
wrecked. The accident happened so
quickly that none of those in the party
who were able to speak last r.ight could
give an explanation of how it hap
pened. The little girl was at the ex
treme right on the front seat and was
badly mashed. She died while being
rushed to the hospital.
Mrs. Pratt is suffering with a broken
arm and from the shock of her daugh
ter's death. Yesterday afternoon she
was removed from St. Elizabeth's Hos
pital to her home./but her condition
grew worse and physicians advised that
she be again committed to the hos
pital. She was taken to the Memorial
last night.
At the Country CUib three ronds in
tersect?the Cary Street, the Country |
Club and the ltlver Roads. There is
a long swing in the curve, and, accord
ins to the county authorities who un
dertook an investigation, the heavy
car could not have turned over unless
it were going at a rapid and excessive
rate of speed. The car was rounding
this- curve on the return trip to Rich
mond when the tragedy occurred.
An investigation was begun by torn
monwealth's Attorney Beverley, which
resulted in the swearing out of a crim
i inal warrant against McColl.
|?robe Will Be Delayed.
In explaining the nature of the war
rant against McColl last night. Mr.
Beverley stated that while intent may
have been absent, the unlawful act.
; namely, alleged speeding remained
as result of which the child met her
I death The condition of the injured
persons will prohibit for a day or two
the progress of the investigation which
Mr. Beverley intends to pursue,
i According to Winn, ^hen questioned
last night, the seven who tilled the car
were taking a pleasure ride At about
11 o'clock Saturday night, he said. aii
except Mrs. Pratt and her daughter
were in the car when it ,N\a*
around in front of the aparpnent house
Ht 10 North Fourth street. One of tlu
party got out and went into the hu'M
nir to cet a hammer to n?.*K? a
repair to the machine. Mrs Pratt was
asked to join the party. ^..oehter
accompanied by her young "Jauerhter.
Thev had driven around two houi.
more, he continued, and "'ere
i at the Country Club when u star ed
raining. There was a ^^d bout
left rear tire, he said. Asked aooui
the rate of speed a-? which j}1* J?1"
, was traveling, he said that it was ma*
iiic t wentv or twenty-live
hour. He "could not tell how the b.-,
1 car happened to turn over.
< orrohorate Winn's Stntrnirnl.
Mrs. Davidson and her daughter ^?r</
?= !;Ei
yjr*
hut had nothing further toad".
\ private ambulance from A.
Answered -
Berl'Aey Martin, a
WILSON'S NIECE TO LEA? _
NEW YORK STRIKE PARADE
Mis* MnrRnrot Vale cild Mis* Helen
Kellnr to He In Demount ra
tion Today.
IHr Universal Service.1
NKW YORK. August 17.? A niece of
President Wilson will be one of the
leaders of the parade of the actor
strikers tomorrow. She is Miss Mar
garet Vale.
Another leader will he Miss Helen
Kellar, the blind marvel. Both women
will be in the automobile division.
Another feature of the demonstra
tion will be the Junior division, which
will Include the sons and daughters of
the striking thespians.
Plan to tJet Now Men.
CHART jOTT K, N. C.. Aug-ust 17.?
While the eighth day of Charlotte's
street railway strike passed without
surface developments, it was learned
from authoritative sources that the
Southern Utilities Company Is making
preparations for resumption of car
service early In tho week, by the use
of new cmployoca.
Two Held Captive by Mexican
Bandit, Who Asks
$15,000.
ARRANGE TO DELIVER GOLD
Message Brought Into El Paso
and Delivered to Commanding
Officer.
[By Associated Press. I
EL. PASO. TEXAS. August 1".?An
official statement was issued at mili
tary headquarters here tonight signed
by Brigadier-General Jarnes B. Krwin, '
district ^commander, announcing that
Major L. A. Walton, commander of the
aero unit at Fort Bliss, had received a
message from the two missing aviators, i
s-aying they had been captured by |
Mexicans and were being held f'T
$ 1 o.OOo ransom. The ransom must be
paid by August IS. according to the j
message. |
Arrangements were being made here j
tonight to obtain 515,000 gold coin ?
and to send it to Marfa early tomorrow j
for payment of the ransom. This ac- ;
tion was deemed ad%'isable to protect
the men.
The demand for the ransom was re- !
celved here today and a report made i
at once to Major-Oenerfcl Dickman, >
commander of the Southern Depart- j
mcnt. An unconfirmed report also was j
received here that the aviators were j
being held at a point close to the !
American border, and that Chieo Cano. !
a famous bandit of the Big Bend
Ojinaga District, was the leader of
the bandit band holding the aviators".
>1 lift t He Pnld Today.
According to the demand, the ransom
must be paid tomorrow. It is to be
delivered in gold to an American, sup- j
posed to be an agent of the bandits,
ut Candelaria. Texas, on the Bin;
Grande, sixty miles south of Valen
tine, Texas. "
The full text of the statement issued;
at military headquarters tonight by
: General Erwin follows:
I "A telegram was received this after
) .noon by Major 1j. A. Walton, com
' mander of the aero unit at Fort Bliss,
' repeating a message signed by the
j two aviators who have been missing
) since Sunday, stating they had been
captured by Mexicans and were being
held for vlf>,000 ransom which must be
paid by August IS, or they would be
killed.
nnndlt Deliver* Demnnd.
"This messaee was brought into a'
town in the Big Bend District by aj
well-known bandit. Colonel G. T.!
Langhorne. commanding officer of the,
Eighth Cavalry and the Big Bend Dis- 1
trict, wired the commanding genera! I
of the El Paso District, that the mes- j
sage is authentic and that he is taking'
a'.l necessary measures to secure the!
release of the aviators, and has pre-;
sented this matter to the proper'
authorities. The name of the place'
:'rom which the message was sent, as!
well as the place where the ransom is1
to be paid, is not given, as it might |
interfere with the release of the
aviators."
Lieutenant Peterson is twenty-five j
years of age and is from Hutchinson.
Minn. Lieutenant Davis is twenty
three years old and is from Stratii
! more, Cal. |
Colonel W. T. Johnston, chief of staff
of the Southern Department, tonight
! confirmed the statement that a report
; hid been sent to the department to the
; effect that Lieutenants Davis and
1 Peterson are prisoners of Mexican
bandits. Colonel Johnston declined to
discuss the report in any way.
SUBWAYAND ELEVATED
I SYSTEMS IN NEW YORK
TIED UP BY STRIKERS
Power Shut Off, Thus Tying Up
for Time All Surface
Lines.
f nv Associated Press. 1
NEW YORK. August 17.?The vast
subway and elevated system of the
Interborough Rapid Transit Company,
operating in Manhattan, the Bronx and
parts of Brooklyn and Queens, was
; completely paralyzed today by a strike
i called last night bv P. J. Connolly, act
ing president of the Brotherhood of
Interborough Rapid Transit Company
Employees. The day passed without
violence.
The tie-up which began promptly at
?1 o'clock A. M. as ordered, with the
refusals of crews to start runs from
the car barns, became absolute a.t 6
i A. M.. when the last of the trains sent
out before 4 o'clock completed their
runs, were shunted into the bairns
and abandoned.
i At that hour strikers in the Inter
borough power houses shut off the
power, causing a temporary stoppage
l of traffic on tlie surface lines of the
i New York Railways and the Manhattan
spurs of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit
; Company, which use Interborough
j power.
Three power houses resumed opera
. lion an hour later, however, permit
ting resumption of traffic on these
lines, which were jammed throughout
the day. as were the steam railroads,
automobile trucks, sight-seeing busses,
and boat lines, which essayed to take
care of the crowds.
With every prospect of a continua
| tion of the absolute tie-up tomorrow,
j city officials and the Public Service
i Commission were bending every effort
\ tonight toward providing emergency
transportation for the nearly 2.i>oo,ooo
I persons who will swarm the thorough
i fares leading into Manhattan, seeking
transportation to their places of em
plovme'nt.
More than. 1.200 large motor trucks
, and sight-seeing busses have been
pressed into service and operate over
] routes corresponding to those of the
: Interborough system.
REJECT STATE TRIAL COURT
Committee of Hun N'ntlonnl Assembly
Pnnnen I pon Proposition to Fix
War tiullt.
. IHv Universal Service >
BERLIN. August 17.?The main com
mittee of the National Assembly has
rejected the proposition of a state court
for the trial of persons accused of re
sponsibility for the war and of crlmca
during Lho conflict.
117,000 RAILWAY
WORKERS DEMAND
BIG PAY INCREASE
Advance of From 35 to 65
Per Cent Is De
manded.
BROTHERHOOD COMMITTEES
ANNOUNCE SCALE ADOPTED
About Half of 80,000 Engines
in United States
Affected.
IMPROVEMENTS ARE SOUGHT
Ask Installation of ..Mechanical
Stokers, Power Grate Shakers and
Automatic Door Openers.
f Ry Associated Tress. 1
CLEVELAND, O., August 17.?A 35
to 65 per cent increase In wages Is de
manded for 117.000 (Iremcn and host
lers on railroads in the United State.-?
and Canada in a. wage scale adopted
oefore adjournment today by 30O cen
tral chairmen of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Firemen and Knginemen in
session here since Tuesday.
Another demand to be presented to
the director-general of railroads is
that all coal burning locomotives in
toad service weighing 200,000 pounds
and c^er, shall be equipped with me
chanical stokers and that two firemen
sthali be employed on all such locomo
tives until they are so equipped.
About half of the SO.000 engines in
trie United States will come under this
proposal, only about 5,01)0 of which are
equipped with mechanical stokers at
I present
I lu accepting the report of the wago
committee* appointed at' the openim;
j session last Tuesday, and which only
completed and presented its report
I Saturday morning, discussion of which
1 took up yesterday and today's confer
ences, some modifications were
made, but the report was adopted in the
main part.
lUtra for Vnrioos Sections.
The more important sections of the
report follow:
Kat-^s of pay for firemen and helpers
1.1 passenger service. $6.50 per day of
100 miles or less, except when Mallet
?ns:ncs are used, whea $7.20 sh'nl be
paid
ovcrtimfc in passenger service will
be comruted on the present basts ai. a
speed of twenty miles an hour.
I*i freight service on engines welsh
ing lesi than 200,000 pounds (iremea
shall te paid $6.50. and on engines
weighing over 200,000 pounds, $6.SO
per day of 100 miles or less, overtime
U. be computed on present basis at a
speed of twelve and one-half miles per
IIOUI.
Firemen and helpers employed in
| 'ocal or way freight service, mixed
[ ?rains, mine runs and other service
] sha. be paid at a minimum of 50 cents
: per hundred miles or less, in addition
J ?.> the through freight rates.
j Firemen employed on all other
I trains in unclassified service shall be
paid through freight rates according
to class of engine used.
*7.20 Day for 100 Miles.
Firemen employed on Mallet engines
in all service, except yard service,
shall bt paid $7.20 per day for 100
miles or less.
Firemen and helpers employed in
j yard service shall be paid $6.50 per day
I of eight hours or less, except when
I Mallet engines are used, when rate of
i $6.80 Shall be paid.
| A demand for time and one-half for
overtime in all classes of service Is
| made, which will apply when men are
j used on Sundays or holidays.
| Inside hostlers shall be paid $6.80
1 per day and outside hostlers $7.20 per
I day, and hostlers' helpers $0.50 per day,
j eight hours or less to constitute a
day's work. All time work In excess
of eight hours to lie paid at rale of
time and one-half.
Stoker?! Are Demnnded.
In addition to the demand that all
coal-burning locomotives in road ser
vice weighing over 200,000 pounds bo
equipped with mechanical stokers, a
demand is made that all coal-burning
locomotives less than that weight shall
lie equipped with mechanical coal
passers, a mechanical device operated
by steain to keep the coal within the
reach of the firemen, and that all coal
burning locomotives shall be equipped
j with power-grate shakers and auto
i malic fire-door openers.
i Ii is estimated that it will cost $200,
| 000.0o0 to equip tlie locomotives in the
i United States with the difficult me
chanical devices demanded by the fire
I men.
Another working condition demand
ed is that on railroads where firemen
are required to clean locomotives they
shall be relieved of such work and that
firemen shall be relieved of removing
j tools or supplies, loading coal, filling
1 lubricators, etc.
;THREATEN STRIKE SPREAD
IN WALK OUT OF ACTORS
Sixteen Tbenterw Cloned nnd Call Out
of Stage 1I nudn nnd Muiticlnns
Imminent.
(Flv Universal Service. >
MOW YORK. August 17.?With slx
! teen theaters closed and the prospect
; of the s'trlke of stage hands and rnusl
i cians in all the other theaters being
i called out tomorrow unless the. man
! agers yield, the striking actors were
confident today that victory is in sight.
"We are prepared to go the limit."
said Charles C. Shay, International
president of the Staue Kmployees'
Union. "We had no desire to become*
involved in the strike, because our re
lations with the managers always
have been very pleasant, but when
they threatened to proceed aga.!nst
the actors under the precedent estab
lished in the Danbury hatters' case,
we h.td to take action.
"We can lie up every thc-ater In the
city and throughout the country if
, nocessary. 1 hope it won't be, how
ever."
I
Attempt to Capture Arsenal Filled
With Ammunition Calls Forth
Withering Fire.
VIOLENT B \ T T L E S RAGE
Premier Eloyd George Is Scheduled
to Make Statement in House of
Commons Today on Ireland's
Situat ion.
(By Universal Sorvlce.)
TiOXDOX, August 17.?Ireland lias
reached the stage of open revolt.
Tlie government's naval arsenal on
llooky Island, in the harbor of Queens
town. has been besieged by armed
Sinn Feiners. British troops defend
ing it have repelled the attackers bv
the withering rir.- of machine guns
The arsenal contains ammunition and
J supplies for naval purposes,
j SSteel-helmeted soldiers armed with
j rifles stationed across the roads lead
1 ing to town turned hack a long stream
I of farmers bringing pins and produce.
: County Clare now is an armed camp.
' the hillsides are white with police
! huts and barracks occupied by sol
! diers. all in battle order.
Visitors at the seaside resorts are
j leaving panic-stricken.
Londonderry. where troops with
; fixed bayonets charged Sinn Fein riot
| ers. causing many casualties. Friday
and Saturday, is more quiet today.
Armed force alone prevented the age
long feud between the .Nationalists
and Unionists from developing into
civil war.
For two hours a volont battle raged.
Then troops cleared the streets, which
were strewn with glass from wrecked
I and looted shops. During the battle
j the mobs had torn the iron railings
from the gutters and hurled them
through plate windows.
Many policemen have lost their lives,
and others have been wounded by bul
lets. A resident magistrate was locked
up in his own homo. Innumerable
raids for arms or ammunition are be
ing made, and many have been attend
ed by loss of life.
At Belfast, too. battles royal have
taken place. Ten persons were in
jured and four arrests were made as
a result of one clash between rioters
and the military police.
Ireland, all reports acrrop. is await
ing with the greatest anxiety for the
statement Premier Eloyd George is
scheduled to make in the House of
Commons tomorrow. So critical is the
situation that friends of the govern
ment cannot see how the government
can avoid immediate action to relieve
conditions. In his speech tomorrow,
j the Prime Minister is expected to lay
i down a definite government policy to
' ward Ireland.
ASHES OF 2 BROUGHT
BACK FROM GERMANY
BY VIRGINIA WOMAN
Mrs. William Roosevelt Says
, Deaths M ere Caused by Treat
ment Accorded Them.
I
(By Universal Service. >
N'EW YORK. August 17.?Mrs. Wil
! liam O. Roosevelt, who before her mar
riage was a Brent of Virginia, a fam
ily distantly related to the late Colo
nel. Roosevelt, returned to America
j from Havre today on the steamship
France, bringing with her in urns the
; ashes of h<*r husband and mother-in
law. Her husband was also distantly
related to Theodore Roosevelt.
Mrs. Rposevelt anil her husband and
; his mother, had lived for many years
in Baden-Baden, but upon the* break
j ing out of war they were interned by
German authorities. afted being re
moved from their palatial home.
The deaths of her husband and his
mother, according to Mrs. Roose.velj,
who was on the verge of collapse
when she landed today, were due di
rectly to the treatment accorded them
by the Germans.
PRINCE OF WALES"ARRIVES
AT HALIFAX ON CRUISER
Amerlenn, French and Knllan War
iOilp-H !?'! re Salute as llin
\ CISSCl PllHNpJI.
(llv lTnlvcrs.il Service ?
HAT.! FAX. N. S. August 17.?The
British cruiser Renown. with the
Prince of Wales aboard, arrived here
this morning. As the warship passed
up tin; harbor, the guns of American.
French and Italian warships boomed
a salute.
The waters of the harbor were alive
with craft of various descriptions, and
they scurried toward the prince's ship
a.- she anchored, but naval launches,
putting out from the dock, kept them
off at a distance.
The prince landed later in the day
and visited the. points of interest in
t lie city.
SHOTS FIRED IN STRIKE
Lunchroom Ktnployee* In Chlcnso
Vote In (lull Work nt
Midnight.
CHICAGO. August 17 ? Riotous out
breaks in which a few shots were fired
took place tonight in connection with
a strike of lunchroom employees who
at a meeting in an I W. \V. hall earlier
In the evening, voted to strike at mid
night. Tlw police quelled three dif
ferent disturbances in the downtow.i
dist rid.
Wltlidrnn* Front Polish Front.
WARSAW. August 17.?General
Simon T'etlura. the Ukrnnian <ntl
Bolshevlst leader, having withdrawn
his troops from the I'ollsh front, has
attacked the Bolshevists and conquered
UicJmportant town of SSworlka.
Archduke Joseph Says
He Worked for Peasants
(By Universal Service >
.MII.A.N. Augiy?t 17 Archduke
.losepli, Iicnd of (lie II ii?? k:irin ti kiiv
ermiieiif. in nn Interview ?lth n
ci>rre.N|>ondeii t of II t'orrlerc Delia
Sera, nt lludnpcftt, nnld (lint ilur
Ini; (tie llrM mom lis of tlie Hrln
Kuti reel^r In llonnnry, lie mis
compelled to en Into hiding ii ml
inove from vIIIiikp to * illume with
til* (uo son* ami Ills eldest daugh
ter, earning lii<i living liy working
for peimnnlM, cutting tiuilier ami
plowing.
I.liter, however, when he fell ill,
lie obtained permission to rcoccupy
IiI.m ensile under oliNervntlon of
ugentn of Ivuu.
LEADERS BELIEVE
L
REPORT ONE BILL
Davis Suggestion for Road
Improvement Wins Favor
With Legislators.
SUBDIVISIONS OF STATE
WILL BE REPRESENTED
Chairman Smith Prefers Chief
Executive Name Members of
Commission.
WANT BEST PLAN CHOSEN"
Governor Requested to Give His
Views on Question lief ore Defi
nite Action Is Taken.
Kfforts of the House Committee on
Roads and Internal Navigation to har
i moMze divergent views between the
i Governor and Virginia Good Roads As
jsociJ?tion relative to the re-creation
t?f the. State Highway Department may
1 result in reporting out of the commit
' tee only om. bill embodying this plan,
although there are proposed two dis
tinct r-eatu res.
Another significant phase of the sit
uation is that there has appeared a
distinct preference among members of
the House, who are considering the
matter, for the plan of the chief ex
ecutive, under which members of the
State Highway Board, as his measure
terms the prospective organization, are
to bv named by the Governor, subject
to the approval of the Senate.
The committee may go even further
than the Governor himself and report
; a measure in which it will be provided,
i that all members of the advisory board
i are to be appointed by the chief exec
j utive, instead of two, as his bill calls
I lor.
Chairman Dl.trunsrs Dill.
"The more I think over the matter,'*
said Chairman H. B. Smith, of the
House committee, yesterday afternoon,
j "the more 1 am convinced that tho
| board or commission, whatever it may
?? be termed, should be named by the
Governor, and that each of the five
men should represent a political sub
division of the State.
"At first I was inclined to the plan
of election by the General Assembly.
That seemed the feasible way of doing
it. But it has occurred to me that, if
we follow this method, politics may be
found to play too large a part in nam
j ing a commission, which is of vital
j importance to the State. The Gov
j ernor may be entirely right in his con
1 tention.
"Be that as it may, however. W'e
: are here for a single purpose, and that
is ro do the very best we can to In
augurate a program for highway im
p rove meat in Virginia. It makes little
difference, after all. whose plan is
adopted. We want the best, nothing
else, and each and every one of us is
open to conviction.
Want Heat Plan Adopted.
"If the Governor has the better
method, let's adopt that; if the Good
i 'toads Association lias. then that
| should become law; or. if somebody
else comes along with the best sug
gestion of all. we ought to favor that.
\\ hen the measure finally is passed it
i probably will Include the very best
j suggestions that have been offered, re -
gai dless from whom they may have
| come. There is no reason why anv
j particular set of workers should op
pose another. We are all here for the
same purpose, and we are going to
pull together."
Delegate Robert O. N'orris. Jr.. who
is one of the patrons in the House of
the Governor's bill, does not favor the
plan of having the chi<*f executive
name all five members of the State
Highway Board, but believes the
measure in this respect should stand'
as it is written. He fears that some
future ttovernor, more solicitous of his
mVv r.'.'i , than that of lh* -State,
m?t> take advantage of the power
?vhicii the naming of these five men
would give him and build up a political
.machine for his own advancement
1 lie bill sponsored by the Governor
slnt'l h? the State Highway Board
I shall be composed of five members
three of whom shall he the professors
' t vi i e.nSlneering at the University
r Vie Y-,rffinla Military In
I s nti1.nl . Virginia Polytechnic
institute', and two named from the
? tate at large. This is opposed to the
l..a0' outlined in the measure of the
? \ irgtnia uood Roads Association of
'i,Vl."e. ?a c?,nmi?slon of five to be
elected by the General Assembly.
May Idllmlnate Professors!
Chairman Smith believes the Leeis
I a ture may eliminate the professors
of civil engineering. as such ami
, authorize the Governor to name all
; J-.fr.i , to each political sub
? '.V,' 8,!0!' i? t,lf' 's,ate on?i member of
the board or commission.
He favors also the provision of the
. administration bill which gives tho
Highway Commissioner full
I authority in apportioning the funds
: .l'wi'1! ?r rc,at' Purposes and in
l selecting routes to be followed ?
building roads hotween' two rlesiirn-ttf-d
l-mnts in the State highway Sfem
lis approval, however, hinges unon
the other provision of the bill wMeh
1 constitutes the State Hlilnvav KP,
an appellate tribunal wlficii ihaU sit
in judgment upon disputes between
the commissioner and those who m
pose any distribution of funds he may
I have made or any selection of ro V.
Auk (invrrnor for Vletv*.
U,rman.of the committee was
jooubtfu yesterday of the probability
l|,iiiK,,< ? the Highway Department
bill reported out today. He disapproves
j ton much haste in consideration of tho
I measure. The Governor has been re
quested to give his views on questions
I relating to the Highway Department
before the body takes any final action,
lie may either appear in person before
the committee or the committee may
meet him for conference.
In the matter of revenuo for nutting
the State roads machinery in motion.
Mr. Smith says he is not yet in a
?position to have any very definite idc.t
| of what tax levy will be necessary, but
he is very strongly impressed with iho
j Importance of increasing the amount
made available for county roads or
"feeders" to the State highway ays
; lem.
"if the figures submitted Are cor
rect and wo need only a 10-cent levy

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