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Obtained by Using The Times-Dispatch Columns. lidjmonii ^Titties ? at Your Home Times - Dispatch Briiigs Its News to You Daily. 69TH YEAR. yOLOMR CO NUMBER 23* RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1919. ?TWELVE PAGES. rZoT\ oB ?FAIR PRICE, THREE CENTS FOUR MEXICAN BANDITS SLAIN BY AMERICAN TROOPS SENA TE PLANS HIGHER LICENSES AND TAX ON INCOMES CONGRESS MO VES TO BEA T DO WN HIGH COST OF LIVING When Trapped in Block house by Cavalry They Open Fire. MEXICO DELIVERS PROTEST; DEMANDS RECALL OF TROOPS ^State Department Is Asked to Make Answer, Possibly Today. Establish flying base Ten Observation Planes, Armed "With Machine Guns, Due to L#eavo Pre*,i<lio at Daybreak. WASHINGTON*. Augnst 21. ? Four jfexJcan bandits were killed by Ameri- j ?^an troops in Mexico. Mexican government demands imme diate withdrawal of forces bv the United States. Expedition continued combine moon j tain passes and canyons in search of j men demanding ransom for captured | aviators. Flying b.wo is established In San ?m? el?" J****8- anfl observation planes ?TKi k . ln y on trai'vof bandits. tonio-'vlf l*??y 5Urn" up thr situation tonight witn respect to the strained fhi Uana hotw'',<'n this government and ?? IranM regime in Mexico. t reached the capital tonight been I?aU<n ? v t>T bandits had 1 . I ? e American forces, who whtchhirtflr; 1n *n adobe blockhouse n. s ln a mountain ?***- ,,The bandits fought despcrateiv. u rePorts received, when the /Znrf,.n f W*rc lrAW(-fi When iwLiA/T troopg approached the blockhouse with the intention of se.archlng it. the Mexicans opened fire i from portholes. Two of the bandits are .aid to have made theiresca^ ? wa* returned, and the block house cuarged by the American cavalry troops. Thre* Dead Identified. Three of the four Mexicans killed have been identified as Jesus Janir. > rancisco Janir and Jose Ku^n'es The identity of the fourth bandit has not been ascertained. All four are known i lo Ca.pta.in Ma Hack as bandits oper- j atlng: alon* the liend border for ' years. The two men who escaped were pur sued, but the trail was lost in the m o u nta In canons. It was d e *) n' t v Iteiy established that Jesus Renteria leader of the outlaw hand that cap- ; tured1 Lieutenants Harold Peterson and Paul H. Davis. American aviators was not among the dead. Captain Mat lack says h^ passed a .of 200 Carranza troops below the border yesterday. The Carranza commander asked where the Americans ' Komg. When he was informed they were pursuing the bandits he ?waved his hand, and said "Go ahead" Captain Matlack came to .\,?ria :rwn Mexico at sunset in an airplane driven by I,i?utenant Eugene Eubank. who landed in a Mexican mountain valley r'eked UP the captain and returned ?with him to report the progress of the punitive expedition to General Dick man. Matlack said the American troops are In high spirits. "Every one in the expeditionary ' force is well, he said. "We have had ' no casualties except one man who had a cactus thorn in his hand. "We are making progress in the pur- j BuJt. Hard storms have slackened our I speed somewhat, hut we consider that ' we made good time. "After leaving the Hio Grande Mon- I day morning, soon after daylight the expedition followed a fresh trail. The ! four men to whom the money had been I paid had a start of more than fivt > Lours on us. Truck* in Mountnin Pans. "We followed them to a high moun tain pass, where they scattered ono going north and three southwest, as Indicated by the fresh tracks. They scattered like quail, and it was dim cult to follow them because of the faint trails. "The light with the bandits in the i fortified bloekhouso started as soon as j the American troops commenced to | search the place, lire being opened by ' the Mexicans from loopholes. The troops returned the lire. "Four bodies were found.* Two of the bandits escaped. They are still being pursued. These two latter out laws are believed to have been mem bers of Renterla's gansr, but the avia tors could not identify them." Captain Matlack will return to his troops in Mexico tomorrow. He held a Ions conference with General Dick man and Colonel Ijonghorne tonight. So Fear of CIqaIi Movr. Fear of a clash between isolated Carranza troops and the American troops was relieved by a telegram from General Manuel Dieguez. whose com mand includes the Ojinaga district, to1 General Antonio Pruneda, commander of that district, saying that the Amer ican troops were wholly within theii rights, under a treaty of 1812, in pur. suing bandits. The treaty is said to have originated when American and Mcxican troops were pursuing an Apache leader hack and forth between the two countries Major-Goneral Joseph T. Dlekman1 commander of the Southern Depart ment. announced tonight that lie would remain in Marfa tomorrow to go over the Big Bend district situation with Colonel George T. Langhorne. He had planned to return to San Antonio to night. Troop* Fifty Miles From Border. The American forces are tonight be lleved to be about fifty miles south of the Rio Grande. Reports also hav? been received indicating they have had three encounters with tlie. bandit forces. According to advices received to night, the Mexican soldiers are ex pressing a willingness to aid the Amer ican forces in the bandit chase, hut are hampered by the lack of orders from General Manuel M. Dieguez, zone com mander of the Chihuahua district, who pparently. is not In close touch with he situation. In the note of the Mexican govern ment. delivered to the State Depart - (Continued on Second Page!) Order All Americans Into Mexican Cities fT}y Undv?rsal Service.) KAriI,K PASS, TK\., An ten it -1 .? (lilted hiatpx oonmils tit Vern Cru*. I nmplcn and Onxnen have ndvl?rd nil A nierleun* living In ouMring illjtlrlrl.i In their t r r r 11 ory to ko Into i lie oltlrn, nrcurtling to dl* pntt-lirn renrlilng the border lodny. * a?jnl I'andJi, Tvlilcli Iwive hrrn terrorising tile mounlnln district*, u r<* reported ?o have been dl*> perwed by Federal troop*. COMPROMISE PROPOSAL PUT ASIDE INDEFINITELY Democratic Lenders Decline to As stune Responsibility and Re publicans Roject Plan. PITTMA.V ISSl'KS STATEMKXT Declares President Wilson Had No Knowledge of Hi.s Resolution arid Did Not Inspire Measure Offered Previous Day. <Tly Associated Pr<"i>?.) WASHINGTON, August 21.?The com promise proposal to have the Senate adopt ponce treaty reservations, but keep them separate from the ratifica tion itself. was put aside indefinitely today after Democratic leaders had de clined to assume responsihilitv for it and Republicans of all shades of opin ion had iriven notice they could not accept it. Among the Republicans the develop ment was interpreted as meaning that action never would be sought on the proDosal in its present form, and Demo crat ii* leaders generally said they had no plans for bringing it to a vote. Meantime, a White House announce ment and an executive session of the Foreign Relation!! Committee brought to the surface igain two other issues of tho treaty fight. I*rej?ldrnt Send* Ileply. President Wilson, replying to a sug gestion that he might put the country on a peaec basis by declaring tne war at .an end, announced that he not only considered himself powerless to take such a step, but considered a peace declaration either by himself or Con gress prior to ratification of the treaty would "put a stain upon our national honor" by evading responsibility In the world p??ace settlement. The Koreicn Relations Committee got into another argument over prompt committee action on the treaty, which ended by a decision, without a record vote, to continue its hearings to re ceive the cases of the Irish. Greek, Kgyptian. Ukrainian, Esthonian and Lettish races. .Vot Sponnored by MTU on. In every Democratic quarter, includ ing the White House, it was indicated that the compromise proposal as pre sented yesterday in a resolution by Senator Rittmao, of Nevada, a Demo crat. of the committee, was not speci fically sponsored by thr President though it followed generally the lines of hi.s suggestion to the committee luesday regarding reservations Senator Pitt man Issued a statement, saying the President had no knowl edge of the resolution, and Senator Hitchcock, of Nebraska, the adminis. tration leader. Indicated that in no sense wis the move to be considered as inspired by the administration. T?. Tv-uV'i48 PS' fnrmal expression from the White House. CONFERENCE TO SEND SOLDIERS TO RESTORE LAW IN UPPER SILESIA Three-Cornered Fight Raging Between Germans, Poles and Bolshevists. BY WARWICK THOMPSON PARIS, August 21.?Unless law and order are restored shortly in Upper Nilesia. the peace conference proposes to send troops there. French, British and American troops will be chos.-n for that expedition from ths army of oc cupation in Germany. The peacemak ers strongly hope this will not be nec essary, but the Silesian situation is grave. A threp-fornered fight is raging t? V"e* ' combatants beinsc Hermans I oios and Spartacists. which really means Bolshevists, both German and I olish. who are trying to make capi tal out of the bitter antagonism and open warfare between the nationalists of the two countries. The fighting in itself ;s not the chief cnj.se of worry. But the lighting, with attendant strikes, is paraivzing the Silesian co*l mines, and iheotit-u' of those mines is sorely needed for Kurope is facing a great coal famine. One of the causes is the delay in the plebiscite. Th<? I'oles a re impatient to take hold of what areas thev are confident the inhabitants' vote will turn over to them, and in some districts the impatience has led them to overrun the old borders, leading to hitter en counters with German inhabitants, who are equally confident the land will re main part of the empire. WOULD-BE JAWBREAKERS IN FEW INCHES OF LIBERTY Plotter'* I'ngtinrded Itemnrk Diftclonrs Scheme When on live of Sucee**. DTXCI1 BURG. VA.. August 21.? The nearly successful effort of lr\\n Wilcher, held for alleged forgery, ana Dee White, convicted of housebreak ing, to saw their way from t he cuv jail here has just been disclosed. The effort was blocked by J. Maurice Tyree, son of City Sergeant Tyree, when he heard one of the men" teU the. other that when thev got out of the cell they would take his revolver irom him. Separating tho prisoners the deputy sergeant the next day got White to talk, and he then disclosed the fact that Wilcher had a saw, which he had improvised from a steel stay taken from the inside of a soldier's legging. The stay was fashioned into a rude saw by means of chipping it with a pocket knife, and with It the pair of prisoners had all but sawed out of a "burglar-proof" cell. Following that, their plan was to overpower ine de puty jailor and make their escape. Don't Move It. If you have some useful but un used article around tho house, don't move it?sell it thru a Want Ad. Phone Randolph 1. Licenses Will Be Revoked if Shown Dealers Are Profiteering. ELEVEN CENTS SELLING BASIS New Regulations for Sale of Army Food Surplus Stocks. fBv Associated Pr^ss ) WASHINGTON, August 21. ? Active control of sugar prices was resumed to- i I day by the government, through an I agreement reached between the De partment of Justice and the Kood Ad ministration that licenses will be re voked by the latter when !t is shown dealers have been profiteering. >Sucar should reach the consumer at aproximafly 11 cents a pound, it was announced, b.'used on the owner ship of the entire domestic and Cuban crop by the United States sugar equalization board, which is selling to refiners at 7.2S cents a pound. Re I finers are under contract with thej i board to sell at 0 cents, less than I 2 per cent discount for cash; whole ! salers and jobbers are allowed a maxi ' mum of CS cents per 1'") pounds for handling, and retailers are ! permitted a profit of 1 to 1 '-a | cents per pound, making a fair i price 11 cents, except in cases ! where dealers have purchased at an ; "unreasonable" price due to misunder i standing in the trade. When this is ! a fact, a reasonable advance over the actual cost will be permitted. lliiUAe Prepare* to Art With the House Agriculture Com mitter's amendment for extension of i the power of the food control act be fore it, the House to-night was pre pared to lake action to-morrow on the amendment and thereby make its first extensive step toward beating down living costs. The amendment, w'hich was reported to the House today by a unanimous vote, includes retailers among those liable under the food con i trol act, and its enactment along with i the control exercised over sugar, of 1 ficials believe, will do much to curtail profiteering by retailers. I "Our desire is to secure a fair price I for the consumer," said Attorney I General Palmer, in announcing re< j sumption of sugar control, "and we do not wish to pursue a wholesale policy i of recommending the cancellation of licenses. Where trade adjusts itself to a fair price for the future, past | transactions, unless flagrant, wi!l not | ordinarily be made the basis of a rec ' ommendation by this department for > the cancellation of the license." Surplus Army Supplies Sale of army subsistence supplies now in progress will cover virtually the entire surplus, the War Department announced today, including enough to give two pounds of meat .<n.J one and one-quarter pounds of canned vegeta bles to every person jo the L'nited J States. The amendment to the food control ac. as reported tod.i.v would extend the act's provisions to include wearing | apparel, containers of food, feed or fer i silizer and fuel oil. A penalty of $5,000 and two years' imprisonment for profiteering will be inflicted. "The absence of evidence of any profiteering r>y farmers." the Agricul ture Committee's report said, "and the provision of the so-called Sherman antitrust law recognizing collective bargaining by labor makes it wise to not subject the farmer to inconvenience ; and expenses under the Federal law." Numerous bills and resolutions deal j ing with living-cost questions were presented in both houses of Congress. I Representative Hutchinson. Kepubli | can. New Jers&f, introduced bill which would enable the Secretary of Agriculture to "prevent deception with respect to cold-storage fods; to regu late the storage and shipment of cold storage foods in interstate commerce, and limit such storage to ten months." WOULD REQUIRE RAILWAY MEN WAIVE STRIKE RIGHT Munnfarlurer*' Association Representa tive Itefure Senate Committer llns \nv 1'roposul. < Bv Associated Press ) WASHINGTON. AuRUSt 21.?The : railro.nl reorganization program should include legislation to assure i tho public sufficient facilities and ! service for its needs, and also to pro | teet it from strikes, the House Inter i State Commerce Committee was today i told by witnesses at its hearing, j A. I*. Thorn, counsel for the Associ ation of Railway Executives, declared the fundamental need of proposed legislation for return of the roads to private operation was a creation of a Federal! transportation boaxd, charged with general oversight from the viewpoint of public interests of the country's transportation needs, and Charles I'iez, Chicago, represent ing the Illinois Manufacturers' As sociation, urged that rail employees be compelled to waive the right of a strike when accepting employment. "We do not propose to put this board superior to the Interstate Com merce Commission," declared .Mr. Thorn, who argued that its findings wouid give the commission the aid of recommendations of an independent public body as to what is in the pub lie interest. Through the board, "Ir. Thorn said, a definite rule for rate making would lie. established, for the amount verified to ^he Interstate Com merce Commission would be accepted as correct unless disproved. Mr. Piez, in presenting the recom mendation of tho Illinois manufac turers, said that, in denying the right of strike to tho rail employees, pro visions would be made for an arbitra tion board, whose findings would be subject only to final appeal to the Interstate Commerce Commission. Great Lake Shippers, Mr. Plez said, feared that the interstate Commerce Commission control of water rates provision in the Ksch-Pomerenc bill, would strangle development of water trafile because it was believed that tho.success of water rates depended on their elasticity. Ilnnkern Auk Seizure* Stop. CHATTANOOGA. TKNN., August 21. ?The Chattanooga Bankers Jo'.ned in a petition to the Tennessee delegation ir. Congress today asking that seizure of food in cold storage be stopped. They contend that this process is defeating ends sought and will eventu ally creatc a scarcity and an increase of price. SENATE ASKS HOUSE TO LET DOWN BARS Would Take Action to Increase Salaries of School Teachers. REFUSE TO ACCEPT SCALE One County Requires Twenty Seven Instructors or Close Institutions. By a vote of 25 to 11 the Senate j yesterday insisted that the House adopt the Conrad amendment opening the legislative doors to bills designed to increase the salaries of the public school toachers of the State. The ?House yosterday having refused to concur in this amendment, the matter now goes to a conference committee. The debate on this question was opened by Senator George X. Conrad, author of tho amendment, who de clared that he believed that the House had not given full consideration to the matter. Me declared the situation to be serious and said that he had been informed that one county was lacking iri twenty-sevet* teachers. He said that it was apparent that unless some thing was done the public .schools would be crippled. Senator J. Powell Royal I declared that hf- did not believe the House had ; given the matter the serious considera tion which it deserved and that in his opinion the Senate should insist on its position. tinyn Tenchrr* Need Money Senator Cannon said that he had just received a letter in which it was stated that Martinsville found it impossible to secure satisfactory teachers at the present salaries. He declared that the adoption of the Conrad amendment would at least allow a square deal in the school matter. He expressed the opinion that as the Republican minor ity had stood solid for the amendment the news that the Democrats had de feated tt would be used with telling ef fect on the stump in every doubtful district. He declared that he had been informed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction that schools all over Virginia will be closed unless re lief is speedily forthcoming. At the beginning, of tlve day's ces sion Senator Aubrey IJ. Strode rose to a question of personal privilege and declared that the impression conveyed in a Richmond paper to the effect that he had stated that modern Governors were "mediocre" was incorrect, as he had high regard for them and their abilities. To InvewtlR-nte Living Coat On motion of Senator Julien Gunn the Senate concurred in a House mo tion to appoint a joint committee to investigate the high cost of living. Senators Gunn and Jordan were named on this committee. The Senate voted, without dissent, for the tollowing new judges: Clif ton A. Woodrum, for Corporation Court of Roanoke; 15. Walton Brown, Corporation Court of Danville; Hughes Millard, Seventh Judicial Circuit; Sam uel G. Brent, Sixteenth Judicial Cir cuit. STREETCARSTRIKES SENATOR, INFLICTING SEVERE SCALP WOUND Injured as He Steps From Trol ley on Way Home From Capitol. (By Associated Pr^ss.) WASHINGTON. August 21.?Senator ! Fletcher, of Florida, was struck by a | street car late today and seriously in ! jured. He sustained a severe scalp wound, a contusion and a badly bruised arm. 1 he Florida Senator was on his way home from the Capitol, and, as he alighted from a street car near his r-iMiienee, he was struck by another car coming from an opposite direction. The physicians attending the Sena tor late tonight said examination had established that Mr. Fletcher suffered a concussion of the brain, but that his chances of "recovery wero good. His wife and two daughters were summon ed to Washington. The Senator's view of the approach ing street car. It was said, was ob scured by an umbrella which lie was carrying. Upon regaining conscious ness an hour after the. accident. Mr. Fletcher said that the motorman of the street car should not be held to blame as the accident happened through his own negligence. SURPLUS COTTON LINTERS ARE OFFERED FOR SALE Supply Consist* of 20,000 Ilnlra of .Mnltrciin I,Intern and 50,000 of Hleaclied I,Inters. (Rv Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, August 21.?Surplus cot.ton linters held by the War De partment are now offered for sale. The supply consists of approximately 450,000 bales of munition linters, -0.000 bales of mattress linters and 50.000 bales cf bleached linters. This is the same cotton which was sold ?o the Cotton States' Products Corpc.Vlon, the War ??epartm-Mit an nounced. but due to the !n.i:n'ity of the corporation to fulfill its contract, the cotton will be placed on sale again. WILL TRY TO START CARS Pittsburgh Traction Operator* Auk .Mayor llalicork to Provide Them Ample Police Protection. IPv Universal Service.) PITTSBURGH, PA.. August 21.?"The street cars will l>e put into operation despite the decision of the men to con tinue their strike." This was the announcement made tonight by the receivers of the Pitts burgh Railways Company after the motormen and conductors bad voted. 251 to filt, to continue their strike. The determination of the receivers to break it Is indicated by a request they made of Mayor Babcock this evening for adequate police protection to cope with any emergency that may arise. Round Trip Norfolk, SI.05 Va. Bcach, $2.15. Sundays. N. Si W.? Adv. CHORUS OF "NOES" IN HOUSE AGAINST SENATE PROPOSAL; Embargo Continues Against Legislation Other Than j for Roads. DELEGATES REFUSE TO LET DOWN BARS FOR SCHOOLS Deadlock on Joint Resolution ! Amendment Will Be Fought Out in Conference. DEFEAT CAR LICENSE INCREASE Feature Today Will Be Effort to Set Aside Tart of Levy for County Roads. High lights in tho proceedings of the House yesterday, and thoso fore shadowed for today, are: The refusal of that body. ny a vote which left no doubt as to its teal positon in the matter, to concur in the Senate amendment to a joint resolution under which permission would be given for consideration at the. special session of a measure to provide increased pay dor teachers in the public schools. The avalanche of noes under which an amendment offered 'by !>elegate William A. Anderson, the effect of wheh would have been to double the existing1 automobile licensc tax. went down to defeat. | The probability that the fight to have levied at this session a 5-eent I tax for the henefU of the county roads j of the State will he renewed today I when the bill placing a 12-cent additional tax on general property for State highways alone, is reached on the calendar. Now Uoci to Conference. Sticking to its orignal determina tion that practically no measure should be considered now. except those relating to roads and those urged by tho (tovernor as especially pressing, the Houso disposed of the Senate amendment In short order. The upper body declined to recede from its action, with the result thai ' the mailer now will bo threshed I out in conference. Jn the brief debate tho Senate [ amendnfent precipitated, not a single member expressed a conviction that ! the school problem is not a highly j Important one and that the teachers j of the State do not deserve the most | earnest consideration in the matter of increasing thair salaries, but with practically one accord the members declared that this session was call ed for a single purpose and that they are determined to consider no general bills outside of roads and the Governor's recommendations. Work for >rit Axarmbljr, Former Attorney-General William A. Anderson, of Rockbridge, said the next session of the General Assembly can deal with the school matter much better and that would be ample time in which to act. lie thinks it would be a serious mistake to throw down the bars to any other legislation than that already agreed upon. | "1 don't believe ten members of this House wpuld have signed the call for the special session." he declared, "if they had thought we would discuss any other than road problems. That is the real issue before us. I might say that I had already prepared school bills, but found insuperable objections to having them considered." Delegate Lindsay Gordon, of Louisa, declared himself in favor only of legis lation to meet the Federal appropria tions. Oppone Automobile Tpi Inereoiir. One of the striking incidents of the House session was- the determined stand this body took upon the ques tion, precipitated by General Anderson, of increasing the automobile Mcen.ie tax. Unlike certain of their cowork ers in the Senate, advocates of provi sion at this session for county roads, not embraced in the State highway system, are positively opposed to in creasing the automobile tax beyond tho fiO per cent which had been suggested. On the other side of tho Capitol there has been a movement to raise the tax 100 per cent, the idea indorsed yester day by General Anderson. Advocates of county roads, or an ap propriation for them at this session, promise to precipitate the quest.on to day. if the bill on the calendar, provid ing for a l'J-cent additional levy on general property for the State high way system only, is reached on the cal endar for its third reading and en grossment. Will Decide County Ilond QjienHon. When this Is done, the amended Oalin j bill, under which only 7 cents of the additional tax will be dedicated for tisa I on the State system, the other five being I reserved for apportionment under an j appropriations measure to the various counties, will be offered as a substi tute for the one on the calendar. Thi3 is expected to bring a final decision, so far .as the House is concerned, as to fate of county roads at this session. Mr. Ozlin believes that he will not only win easily iri the House, hut that the victory will be just as easy in the Sen ate. where twenty-two Senators be came patrons yesterday morning to a bill identical in nature with the Ozlin measure. NEW YORKER BOOKS BIG ORDER FOR WAR MATERIAL Admit* Good* Will He Shipped to Orient and Itefunen to Deny Its Destination. I My t'nlvnruil Service.) NEW YORK, August 21.?A stagger ing order for goods rumored to be for ! the use of tho Chinese, army, which | reports say is now being instructed j by German military experts, has been ! placed with M. Krlenhach. of 2r>3 Mroad* way. a purchasing agent, it was dis closed to-lay. The order includes fi. 000.000 yards of khaki cloth, 1.000.000 pairs of leggins. r.00.000 aluminum canteens and 500,000 pieces of camel's hair robes. "The shipment Is for the Orient. That is all 1 am permitted lo tell at present."- ?oid Mr. Krlenhach. He did not deny that he believed the. goods were destined for China. "My principals have not taken me entirely into their confidence." he said. "Rut I haven't the slightest doubt the Pfoods are destined for China. Thi controversy over the Shantung penin sula seems to warrant preparation on the part of China." Day's Happenings in State Assembly l.V Till-: SKNATB. Senate InxNtn that Home ndopl nmniilmriil allowing; consideration of hills to Increase pay of public school teachers, nnd asks for con ferrncc, Vacancies in jiidKrslilpK of Cor poration and Circuit Court* filled by elect Ion. Adoption of House resolution for ln> estimation of the high cost of living. i.v Tin-: iiocsio. The loucr brnnch refunfil to con cur in the Semite nmendment to a Joint resolution, nllutvttii; consld crntloti nt this session of the ques tion of teachers* salaries. 'l'he bill creating mid deflnlnc: the ilutlcs of the Stntc lliuliwav Com mission wns pnsscd on to Its third rendiup: nnd rncnmsnient. An nmendment offered by Hele gate W lllinm A. Anderson, under which the existing nutomobile license tux, would hare been doubled, ivnn defeated. QUESTION OF VALIDITY OF NEW LAWS RAISED Senate Committee Honrs Proposed Acts in Conflict With Code Are of Doubtful Status. CONTAINS IIIffHWAV PROVISIONS Measures Relating to Roads Included in Compendium of Virginia's Kn artments Wljich Heroine Effective as Whole .January 1. Whether laws passed by the special session, which may be in conflict with the new code, which goes into effect in January, will be automatically an nulled and rendered void by that code is a. question that was seriously raised at llie meeting of the Senate Commit tee on General Laws yesterday after noon. The matter was brought to the at tention of the committee by Senator George K. Allen when the committee had under consideration the bill of Senator M. B. Booker, which is de signed to prevent blinding lights on automobiles. Repeals All ConfllcHnjc l.nw*. Senator Allen said that there was a provision in the new code which ex pressly repeals all legislation In con flict with the co.le provisions. He said that the matter had been put up to Judge Burks, of the Supreme Court of Appeals, and that he had replied that the matter was a too serious one to make a reply as to it. Senator J. P. Buchanan slated that according to high legal authority every solitary act passed at the special ses sion was void if it was in conflict with provisions of the new code. Attention was called to the. fact that the new cocTe had provisions concern ing the State highways as well as con cerning other matters. Senators present suggested that the difficulty might t?e avoided by attach ing special repealing clauses to the various acts that may be passed at the special session. Iteportn mil Favorably. The committee voted to report fav orably Senator Booker's bill. It pro vides: That it shall be unlawful to use on any motor vehicle 011 streets or roads any lighting device of over four candle power, equipped with a reflec tor. unless the same shall be arranged that no portion of the beam of reflected light projected to the left of the axis of the vehicle when measured seventy five feet or more aJiead of the lamps shall rise above forty-two inches from the level surface on which tMo vehicle stands under all conditions of load. SENA TOR MARTIN TO LEAVE HOSPITAL FOR HOME IN TEN DAYS Physicians Say He Will Be Able to Return la Congress This Fall. Senator Thomas S. Martin, minority leader in the United States Senate, has been assured by his physician that he should be able to get back to his post in Washington some time this fall. This is news brought to Richmond by \V. T. Used, former president of the. Chamber of Commerce, who went last Saturday to see the senior S?,-na tor at the hospital in Charlottesville, wh'-rc he is under treatment. Mr. Heed says the doctors declare that no complications have set in in tlx* case of Senator Martin, and that ho is looking much i otter and very cheer ful. The physicians, lie declares, see no reason why he should not fully re cover within a short while. Senator Martin will leave the hos pital tor ins home near Charlottes ville within ten days. He is at the hospital because ho can secure more satisfactory treatment there. SENATE MAKES MISTAKE IN CONFIRMING PALMER >ame of Attorney - lienernl Slips Through Vlong Willi Those of I'ostuuisterM. (Hy Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, August 21.?Con firmation of A. Mitchell 1'aliner to be Attorney-General was made yesterday by tlie Senate through mistake, it was discovered today, and the action may be reconsidered. While there has been opposition to Mr. Palmer, favorable action was unanimously reported by the Judiciary Committee, and tho Sen ate had been expected to approve. It was explained that when tho executive session of the Senate began yesterday a long list of nominations of postmasters was sent to the presid ing ollicor's desk. A motion that they be approved without reading was adopted. By mistake the nomination of Mr. Palmer was included and of tlcial announcement of his conlirmatton was made in the Congressional Itecoid for today Fighting Itlnod A lot of discharged soldiers want good positions Tell them what you have thru the Want Ads In this news paper. Phone Randolph 1. A NEW FEE MEASURE TO ADD $863,300 TO STATE REVENUE I .. i Declared Money Obtained Can Be Credited to High way Fund. ASK SOFT DRINK DEALERS CONTRIBUTE MORE TO STATE Plan Calls for $100 Assessment and 10 Cents on $100 Sales. c ONSI I) K R REFRIGERATORS Operation of Segregation J-aw Is Reviewed in Effort to Find Producing Sources. A determined effort to lessen tho general property tax for good roads by levying increased license, income and other taxes is being made by a large clement in the General Assembly, and particularly in the Senate. Those in favor of "this change from the an pounced good-roads program arc gen erally those who have been favoring widening the scope of the special ses sion's legislation, but the line of divi sion in the tight is not cxactly the same. The Issue became definite yesterday afternoon when at the meeting of the Senate Finance Committee a subcom mittee reported in favor of increasing the income tax and numerous license taxes. Senator J. P. Buchanan, who submitted the report, declared that tho revenue from such sources could go to the funds for good roads. Senator C. O't'nnor Goolrick, Senate leader of tho good-roads movement, declared that the friends of good roads did not want this money; that it could go to schools or county roads, but that he did not desire it to be mixed up with tho good-roads program. The matter was debated for hours without definite re suits. Con Id Add ?Sa?,300. Senator Buchanan said that If tho recommendations of tlto committee were adopted it would bring in a reve nue of $S63.300. of which 5693.600 would come from increased taxes of Incomes. He declared that official report? showed that of 13,420 merchants in Virginia, 6,7'JO were paying a privilege tax o,f $5 upon their sworn statement that their purchases were only 51.000 a year. He said further that the reports showed that 2.734 declared their pur chases were but $2,000 a year. He recommended. that the licenses of the llrst class be raised from $5 to $15. and tho>e of the second class from 510 to $20. ? Senator Buchanan declared further that the State has lost $700,000 reve nue by reason of the prohibition act. and that soft-drink places are making great profits. Ha said that soft-drink manufacturers of Virginia, whoso sales were over $3,000,000 annually, were only paying a license tax of $22.50. He recommended a $100 licenso and a tax of 10 cents on each SI00 of sales in excess of $10,000. The re port. if adopted, would also mean that retailers of soft drinks, in cities of over 5.000 would pay $25 instead of $7.50. niKcnnn Taxing Hotel". Much discussion of the subject en sued. Senator West declared that he was in a minority on the subcommit tee. and that the report did not rep resent his views. ,However, if tho committee was to go'into outside mat ters it should also take up the question of taxing hotels, refrigerator cars and other things. Senator Cannon argued in favor of taxes being placed on divers classes of property In order that State taxes might, as little a3 possible, affect sub jects of taxation which under tho segregation law kad been left to lo calities. Senator Holt asked if Rich mond had increased the general prop ertv tax since the segregation act was passed. Senator Cannon replied that the tax had been increased from $1.40 to $1.65, and that yet the City Treas ury was depleted. FEAR TWO MORE AVIATORS ARE IN HANDS OF OUTLAWS I I.lentennntx Wnterhonwe nnd Connelly PrnlinlilT Korced to I.nnd South of nonndnry. fRv Associated Press.) SAN DIIXIO. CAL... August 21.? Colonel A. J. Hanlon, commanding the armv aviation forces at Rockwell Field. North Island, announced tonight that two aviators from the Ninth Aero Squadron had been missing since yes terday. They are Second l.ieutenant? Frederick r. Waterhouse, of Wieser, Idaho, and C. H. Connelly, of San I"?ieco. The two aviators. Lieutenant Water house acting as pilot and Lieutenant Connelly as observer on border patrol work, started from Yuma. Ariz., to San Diego at 11:45 A. M yesterday. Colonel Hanlon said his conclusion was that they had been forced to make a landing, possibly below the Mexican line, near Jacumba, in San Diego County. Fifteen machines were sent out from North Island today in search, but all returned without having found a trace of the men. Lieutenants Waterhouse and Con nellv were in a Pe Havlland machine with a 400-horse-power motor. Thev '.ef'. North Island Tuesday morning. ; Near Yuma they ran Into a severe I storm which damaged the propeller, i A new propeller was sent out by auto j truck from North Island. After the [repairs the machine went on to Yuma and started on the return trln yester day. The aviators were due here about 4 P. M. yesterday. CALL OFF BIG STRIKE Kotir Thotmnnd I nton Worker* In nethlehem Vhiplnilldintr Ynrdi Vote to Itetnrn to Work. RAT/TIMORK. August 21.?The strike of the. 4.000 union worker* In the Beth lehem Shipbuilding <'orporatlon v.?rds at Sparrow's Point was called off to night. and the men will return to work tomorrow. C. A O. Sunday Outing* $1 95 Round Trip. Old Point and Nor folk. Wliloughby, $2.05. 3 trains-? 8:30, 9 A. M., 12 noon.?Adv.