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69TH YEAR. n"mhkk'L RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1919. ?FOURTEEN PAGES. S""F" ?FAIR PRICE, THREE CENTS
HOUSE ADOPTS STATE HIGHWA Y COMMISSION BILL
FEDERAL RETAIL STORES TO CUT COST OF LIVING
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE VOTES 7-CENT LEVY
GOVERNMENT PLANS
CLOTHING SALES IN
SEVERAL BIG CITIES,
Consider Laws to Punish
Hoarders and Profiteer
ing Dealers.
TO INVESTIGATE STOCKS
AND GIVE PUBLIC FACTS
Socks, Underwear, Shirts and
Tobacco Will Be Sold to
People.
I'RtPARIX G PRICK LISTS
These Will He PurnLshod to All
Post^OfHces for Convenience of
General Public.
IBy A??ocla!'> 1 Pret 1
WASHINGTON, August 26.?Further
Fteps to bring down soaring price?
were taken today by the R<jv?rnmtni.
the War Department announcing plans
for opening rc:a:; n'.nri:? in ;i number
<>f cities, through whioh surplus house
hold commodities and clothing will be
made available to consumers through
out the country.
Meantime congressional committees
continued consideration of legislation
designed to reduce the high cost of
living. This included amendments to i
t lie food ront rol act ?<?> punish profiteer
ing and hoarding; bilis to regulate cold
.storage and appropriations for the
Federal Trade Commission to investi
gate stocks and give information to
the public.
Through- the retail stores to be
opened uy the War Department the
army's large surplus stock* of socks,
underwear. shirts, raincoats, blankets,
gloves, tobacco, soap and other house
hold commodities will be sold. Con
sumers in the large cities, where t lie
stores will be operated, will be able !
to purchase over the counter, but the j
stocks also will be made available to
PQrsona in other communities through !
the parcel port.
Price Lint* at
Price lists are being prepared, and
these will be. furnished to all post
offices for the convenience of the pub
lic. While no announcement has yet
been made, it is expected that the
prices, like those on the foodstuffs now
being disposed of, will be consider
ably below the prevailing market.
Present plans a.re to open stores in
the fourteen zone supply centers, and
it is expected that in those sections
of the country in which large areas
are embraced in zone boundaries, addi
tional cities will be sc!e< ted as r>ale
centers.
In considering legislation for regu
lating cold storage, the Mouse Agri-I
culture ?*ommlttee heard several wit-;
nesses. Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, formerly
chief of the Bureau of Chemistry, fold
the committee the storage of products j
should not be uniform, but should de
pend on the food stored. Fish and ?
eggs, he said, could not be stored
without material deterioration, while
meats and ofher foods were improved
by storage.
UlNcnMnrn Kmlt Sifunrion.
R S. French, representing the in
ternational Apple Shippers* Association,
while not opposed to the suggested
limit of twelve months for storage of'
foodstuffs, said production would be
stifled if fruits and vegetables could ?
r.nt be returned to storage if they be- i
came a drug on the market.
Testimony regarding profiteering I
and hoarding iti many of th? basic
industries was given to the House Ap
propriations Committee. which was ;
considering appropriations for the!
Federal Trade Commission. Commis
sioners William R. Colver and Victor.
Mnrdoek were witnesses.
Mr. Colver told of numerous resales j
of the IftlO vegetable pack, which is
not. yet completed, and said many of
these were made for speculative pur
poses. He suggested that this con
dition be corrected by enactment of!
appropriate legislation.
The present plan is to open stores
in the fourteen zone . supply cities?
Boston. New York. Philadelphia. Bal
timore. Atlanta, Jeffersonville. Chicago,
St. Douis. New Orleans. San Antonio. !
Omaha, }?>! Paso. San Francisco and j
Washington. The. chain will be ex- j
tended to additional cities as rapidly j
as possible.
Deelnre IfonrdliiK KiIk<?.
Hurried inventory of all stocks, fuel, j
steel, lumber, textiles, leather ?and
food held by ba.?ic industries would!
disclose hoarding and speculation,!
William B. Colver and Victor Mux- J
dock, of the Fed era 1 Trade Commis
sion, declared today before the House
Appropriations Committee.
They urged that the commission be
provided funds for permanent work in
compiling information regarding these
basic industries, declaring that such
information with comparisons would
reveal causes when living costs rose
suddenly.
Mr. Colver suid the canned food in
dustry was filled with speculators and
that this condition was typical. The
pack of canned goods this year is not
yet completed, but SO per cent of it
has been sold and resold since last
January with many of the sales purely
speculative. To stop this speculation,
enactment of legislation would be
necessary, he said.
GARY DECLINES TO MEET
COMMITTEE OF WORKERS j
Erects Thnt Any Submitted
In Writing Would It?ccive Atten
tion of Stec-I Corporation.
(By Universal Service.)
NRW YORK, August 26.?Judge F.
M. Gary, chairman of the United States
Steel Corporation, declined today to
receive a labor committee which asked j
for a conference at his ofliccs. Judge
Gary refused to grant a personal in
terview. but said any request submit
ted in writing would receive the at
tention of the corporation's ofllcers,
and they would decide what answer
should be made, If any.
The committee was composed of
John Fltzpfttrlck, chairman; William
M. Hennon, of the executive board of
the International Association of Ma
chinists; <D. J. Davis, assistant presi
dent of the Amalgamated Iron, Steel
and Tin workers, and W. Foster.
Indiana Man \nmrd.
WASHINGTON. August 26.?James
R. Riggs. of Sullivan, lnd? was nomi
nated today by the President to be
auaistant Socrotry of Agriculture.
a
Gompers' Return Forced
By Acute Labor Conditions
MOW. VOKK. AuRimt 'M. ? The
iilnrinincr InUiiHlrlnt nitiintion In the
I n I It'll Slati-N rnuHi'd Snuiuel <iom
pern, president of the American
Kedcrn I Ion of l/nlmr, who nrrl\ed
hen- today, to curtail IiIm Kuroiirnn
trip and return to IHIk country at
oner.
"I'll frnnkly ndntll," lir nalil thl*
nflrrnoun. ,4thnt I received <1 1m?
putclie* from Washington which, In
my Judgment, required that ] re
turn I nmii'il In li-l v.
"I did not i-omc homo to Interfere
with the procTenn of lalior: I cnine
Inline to help. If the employer*
have not learned that the time in
pant when they are lord* and limn
tern of nil they wurvey, thin may lie
ii (rood time to tench them n lc?*on.
Surely llie men nml women worker*
linve n right ton voice an to the term*
under Mil It'll they >*111 go to work."
MILITIAMEN ON GUARD
IN CHARLOTTE STRIKE
I'ost-Mortcm Examinations Are Held
Over Bodies of Three Riot
Victims.
TWELVE OTHERS IN HOSPITAL
Fearing More Trouble, Mayor Denies
itt'qurst of Traction Officials to
Make. Another Attempt to Operate
Street Cars.
IHv -Vj::"'-iated
CIIAKLOTTK, N. C.. August 2G.?"With
militiamen and .TOO a -rr.f-a citizens
on guard duty. quiet prevailed in
Charlotte tonight. Post-mortem ex
amlnations were It c- Id this afternoon 1
over the bodies of tin. three men killed
:n last night's riots, a special coroner
havinK bean appointed tor this duty,
and Investigations of their deaths
unuer direction of Special Coroner
Cobb will be- continued tomorrow. He i
said the inijuefcts will be held Thurs
day.
The death of J. D. Aldred tonight
brought the toll of lives lost in last ,
n.niit's shooting at the car barns of ,
the Southern Public Utilities Company i
to four. i
Twelve of the thirteen men wounded I
in the riots at the car barns are p.i? i
tienta at the hospitals tonight, with
three of them pernaps fatally wouiiu
ed. Th? death of one. Will ilammond, '
shot through the .apinc, was expected
momentarily.
The high tension that prevailed
throughout the day Influenced Mayor
McXinch to withhold permission for
an attempt to resume street car ser
vice. though officials of the Southern
Public I'tilities Company announced
their willingness to start the cars
when city officials will permit.
Several civic and commercial organi- j
zations today adopted resolutions
calling upon the city officials to re
store order, and the Charlotte Auto
motive Trade Association declared that
resumption of the car service is essen
tial t.. thitt end.
No statement was forthcoming to
night from Mayor McXinch, who has
remained at his office since the attack
on the car-ham guards.
In response to urgent calls to the i
Mayor. Atljuiant-Oeneral Hoyster or
dered North Carolina guardsmen here !
from St a t es v; lie. I.ineolnton, Winston- j
Salem and Iv?'Xinerton. The first con-;
tingerit of troops arrived about S:;{o '
o'clock this morning and the Winston- i
Salem company, the last to arrive, re
ported for duty at midday.
Beginning immediately after the'
outbreak. Mayor McXinch swore in
special officers throughout the day.
It was authoritatively announced i
tonight that operation of str^at cars
would be resumed tomorrow morning.
C. H. DEETROWSLAIN
AND MERRITT BARER
TAKES HIS OWN LIFE
Family Troubles Alleged to
Have Caused Double Tragedy
in Louisa County.
TjOUISA,. August 26.?C. FT. Deetrow
was shot and instantly killed early
this morning at the home of his
m?ther-in-la w. four miles north of
here, and Merritt Baber, a brother-in
law, said to have done the shooting,
shot and killed himself snon after tlie ,
first tragedy was discovered.
Cause of the shooting was said to
have been family trouble. At a eor
orner's ir.riuest i; was brought out that
Mrs. Deetrow. wife of the murdered
man. had recently applied for a divorce
at I.ouisa.
Apparently Deetrow, who had been
staying at the home of a sister be
cause of his family troubles, went over
to the Haher home to feed a horse he
longing to him. He was found dead
near the Haher barn with a bucket of
feed in one hand and a halter grasped
iri the oilier.
The verdict of the coroner's jury was
that Deetrow came to his death at the
hands of Merritt Haher and that Baber
committed suicide. It was found that
the family trouble was old standing,
and tliat Deetrow way preparing to t
leave I^ouisa.
No arrangements have yet been
made for the funerals. Both families
had been living at the home of the
mother-in-law, where the shooting oc- j
curred.
NEW YORK P0Lic^MEN ASK
ANNUAL SALARY OF $2,000
Patrolmen** Benefit Annncintlon Need*
Xo Other Affiliation <o Sccnre
High In. Sn.v.H Chief.
f r?v tTnlvcrsnt Service.)
NEW YORK. August 2(5.?A salary of
$2,000 for policemen was asked for
in a resolution adopted today at a
meeting attended by 1.800 members of
the Patrolmen's Benevolent Associa
tion, which exceeds by $200 the amount
leaders of the organization had origi
nally decided to ask.
The Patrolmen's Benevolent Associa
tion needs no affiliation with any labor
organization, according to President
Moran. who today silenced an attempt
by some of the members to put through
a resolution looking to such affiliation.
The association has a membership of
9.982, and is In effect a union In itself,
entirely able to handle any betterment
problems which arise, President Moran
declared.
Snow Kill In In New York Slate.
.HOIIKKMjU N. Y., August 26.?Al
though the sun was shining, snow fell
for live minutes today, melting as
rapidly as it struck the ground.
DEVAIeRA'S PLEA
Distinguished Irish Visitor Given
Opportunity to Tell His
Story at Capitol.
SPEAKS AT CITY AUDITORIUM
Head of Sinn Fein Movement
Receives Cordial Greeting From
Friends of Erin.
j l'iamonn <lc Valera, foremost exponent
'of a republican Ireland, pleaded his
cause yesterday l"-forc the oldest rep
resentative lawmaking bodv in the
New World.
Just lew yards in front of the
angui.ir son of Erin stood the exact
image of Georgv Washington, father'
of the country oetore which Ireland
lays her claims and the greatest leader
of his day in the light for self-deti r
inination.
The building in which the Irish i
or.itur spuk-- was planned by Thomas
Jefferson, whose Declaration of Inde
pendence was the underlying thought
upon which De Valera built his address
to the Virginia < I.-nera! Assembly.
As he -ame in the hall the flKure
of Patrick ilenry, whose fiery eloquence i
!n a little church a mile to the east
of the Capitol called the colonists to
arms for freedom, looked down on him
from a pedestal set below the euues
trian statue of Washington.
V IrKinlo Annriitbly l.lstcna.
In silence the Vjruinia Assembly
listened while the tall representative
of Ireland told it that ius countrv
was askinif for the same thine for
which \\ ashingtcti fought, Jefferson
wrote and Henry made his Impassioned
plea. .\- ith?-r by word nor token did
any one o; ,ts members give assent to
his argument. He told his story, it
was heard aand he went away.
The distinguished visitor laid a
wreath at the base of the Washington
statue as he came toward the hall.
He was ushered in by Delegate John
\\ . Cherry, of Norfolk, while the entire
Assembly rose to its feet to receive
him. Mr. Cherry presented him. Ilia
address lasted about twenty minutes.
Three Thousand Hear I'lea.
Three thousand people in the City
Auditorium last night heard Kamonn
de Valera, distinguished visitor to
Richmond and acolnirned president of
the Irish republic, in h!s plea for the
in oral and spiritual support pf America
of the Irish cause for freedom and in
dependence. Krom the time that Mr. I
de Valera was presented until he con- '
eluded his address the audience was
in almost continuous applause.
Mr. de Valera was presented' bv
Governor Westmoreland Davis as ?'one !
who would speak on a subject dear to j
his heart, Mr. Valera. of Ireland"
Governor Davis said that when he 1
was asked to introduce one of tltei
most distinguished men of the Irish !
race it was a joy for him to pay a !
tribute to the loyal Irish people, whore- I
ever they may he found, by accept
ing the invitation.
Mr. de Valera opened his address bv
referring to the cordial reception that
had been accorded him during the day I
by the Mayor, the Governor and the
people of Richmond.
Annnil* Knurlnnri'ft f'lnini.
Engl and had no lecal or moral right
in Ireland, he declared, aud was u-urp
in? Ireland against the will of the
people as shown by a popular vote of
three to one.
"The cause of Ireland today is the
same as the cause the colonists of
America had during the days of the
Revolutionary War." lie said, "the
right of self-determination."
He pointed to the preamble to the
Constitution of the 1'nited States <1rawr.
up by Thomas Jefferson and adopted
by the people of America and showed
that America cannot consistently denv 1
that Ireland shall nor have the In
alienable rigM* to personal '.liberty
and the pursuit of happiness. Not I
only were these things now denied
by England, hut Hje itself in Ireland !
was placed in jeopardy.
Tells of Kidnnplnj;.
His storv of how his organizers. In
cluding himself, were kidnaped and j
placed aboard an Knirlish ship, taken
to England and tried and condemned j
to death, and the strtigcle that was
going on in Ireland for democratic j
rule of the majority brought out tne
sympathetic applause of the entire au- j
dienre.
Mr. de Valera called upon the Ameil- j
can people to lend their sentiment to
the cause, stating that one of the chief '
reasons for his coming to American j
sol! was because America had never '
been deterred in any righteous cause '
which she championed."
Governor Davis and Mayor Alnslie j
sat side by side on the platform to- 1
gether with many friends of Irish
Freedom. Confederate Veterans and
others The Governor smiled when the
audience applauded the words of the
speaker.
i-i (Jucst nt Luncheon.
A cordial and enthusiastic greeting ;
was extended Mr. de Valera yesterday !
at a luncheon in his honor at the |
Jefferson Hotel.
Senator Robert K. Deedy. acting !
toast master, presented the distinguish- I
ed visitor to those at the. luncheon !
after expressions of welcome to Rich- j
mond and the State of Virginia had
been voiced by Mayor George Ains
lie. The Mayor greeted Mr. de Valera
as the guest of the Friends of Irish
Freedom and not as the president of I
I rela nd.
llis whole frame throbbing with the
aspiration of freedom and independ
ence of Ireland from Rritlsh rule, De
Valera recounted the history of the
plight of the unhappy people for the
past 7TiO years under the British yoke,
deploring the depopulation of the peo
ple from S.000,000 to 4.000,000 which
lie said was due to British policy in
relation to that country, and told his
Htory of how a democratic government
had been set up based upon that of
the United States.
A small minority of Ireland known
as Uusler. which consisted of four
out of thirty-two counties of the whole
of Erin, desired to remain under the I
authority of Britain, lie .said because |
of the belief that s.ich w teiaidon |
would 'inure to the bcnetlt of ohe
whole country religiously, politically
and commercially.
Majority Ktnors Independence. .
Rut the will of the majority of
t wcnty-'jlght counties, comprising
four-fifths of the people, was for an
independent government with a con
stitution patterned after that of the
United States, and he stated that, an
an axiom ol democratic government,
the will of the majority should prc
v,?". >M'>''iise greeted this remark.
The people of Ireland were Irish, he
said, and were not British, and yet
It was Britain's plan to make of Iro
(Contluucd on Socoud Page.).
4
RAILWAY SHOPMEN
VOTE ON PROPOSAL
Resort to Ballot to Determine
Whether to Strike or
Accept Offer.
WILL CONSIDER DEMANDS
Director-General Hines Orders
Prompt Action of Requests /
Made.
I r?v Associated Press 5
WASHINGTON". August 26.?llailroad
shopmen throughout the United States
will begin voting Immediately en
whether they will accept the wage
proposals made yesterday by President
Wilson and Director-Genera! Hine-* or
go out on strike to enforce their de
mands for a general advance In pay.
On the outcoma of the balloting
hinge industrial peace on the govern*
ment-controlled railroads. If the 500.
000 shopmen decide to accede to Presi
dent Wilson's decision that th'ere shall
be no general wage advances until
the government shows what can he.
done to control the rising cost of liv
ing. sufficient time to effect some
change in the price level probably win
elapse before other unions press their
uenuin'Js for more money.
What action the government may be
expected to take in the event of a
vote by the shopmen to strike for an
immediate increase in wages which
If-esident Wilson has said would have
a disastrous effect on efforts to bring
down prices, lias not heen disclosed,
if Indeed it has been considered.
To Consider Demand* l"Il?-d.
Indicative of the determination of
Director-General Hines and the rail
road administration to deal fairly with
all classes of emoloyees. the director
genera! to>day Instructed ttie board of
railway wages to consider promptly
any demands that might be made and
to report recommendations for correct
ing any inequalities found to exist,
though general advances for any clas?
will not be made, until it has been
proved that the present level of prices
is pe.rmane.nt. In that case, both the
President and Mr. Hines have given
assurances that railroad workers would
receive early readjustment of their
wages.
The taking of a strike vote ordinar
ily requires about three weeks In
the present instance, however, it is
believed the vote may be completed
earlier, as instructions were given by
the international officers to the unions
to summon meetings if necessarv and
to telegraph the result of the ballot
ing.
1 "rn Down Illnen Propositi.
Announcing that they had refused
tne proposal of the director-general,
the committee of 100 representing the
shopmen made public a letter sent to
the various locals calling for a strike
vote. The committee was '.n session
se\eral hours today, debate becoming
bitter at times, it was said, the more
radical of the members demanding a
strike to compel more mon-ey. In the
letter, however, was seen a suggestion
.so,t,?> of the committee were in
clined to give the government a chance
to make good in the campaign against
high prices.
Asking "very serious consideration"
of the question, the committee told
the unions that any additional general
increase in the wages of railroad em
ployees. virtually all of whom have
made or will make demands %r more i
money, would include the Shopmen
and tJiey were told not to forget that !
a strike now means that the shopmen
were striking alone to force an in- I
crease for the entire 2.000.000 railroad !
employee-*:. Strike benefits, it was
said, would not be paid beyond the
limit of funds now available.
PRESIDENTTOLEAVE
FOR WEST COAST ON
SPEAKING TOUR SOON
Announcement as to Swing
Around Circle Looked For
in Day or Two.
I i?v A??acii<t? 1 Pr?s? 1
WASHINGTON'. August 2r,.? Presi
dent Wilson's proposed trip to the
Pacific Coast in the /Interest of the
peace treaty is "more imminent than
it has been in the past few weeks." in
the view of administration official*.
As between going to New York to
meet General Pershing or reviewing
the First Division in Washington as
the case may ne, and going before the
country, it was said by persons close
to the President today that he, would
consider the speech-making toi/r of
more importance.
Secretary Tumulty was expected to
night or tomorrow to discuss with the
President the feasibility of making
"the swing around the circle," even at
tlie expense of being unable to greet
Ceneral Pershing or to review the
First Division.
It is considered probable that the]
President will decide to- leave Wash- |
ington in time to review the Pacific
Fleet at San Krancisco the middle of
September. The dale of the fleet's re
view has been postponed twice to coi
incide with the President's arrival on
the Pacific Coast.
FIFTY ARRESTED IN RAID
ON HOTELS AND SALOONS
Fedrml Agent* Swoop Down bn Thnnc
Charged With Kvndlng Slew
York. Dry l,nn.
fRv Universal Service.)
NEW YORK, August 26.?Proprie
tors and barkeepers of uptown hotels
and saloons alleged to have been sell
ing Intoxicating /it?inks in defiance of
the prohibition act received a shock
tonight when Federal agents armed
with fifty warrants swooped down
upon them and made arrests. Federal
Commissioner Hitchcock remained late
tit the post-office buitding to receive
pleas of the accused men, the majority
of whom, upon being arraigned, waived
examination. ,
The charges ranged all the way from
the selling of wine to dispensing!
whisky. A number of saloonkeepers,
learning that warrants had been issued
for their arrest, surrendered volun
tarily.
It was alleged that nt many hotels
and saloons no Identification was re
quired before liquors wero sold, so
open was the disregard of the law, '
?ii \r
MEASURE PASSES
COUNT OF 74 TO 7
Amended to Give Citizens
Appeal From Commis
sioner's Decisions.
MAIN FIGHT OF YESTERDAY
HINGED ON THIS FEATURE
Maximum Salary to Head of De
partment Is Fixed at $5,000
a Year.
FINISH MUCH OF THEIR WORK
Delegates Complete Two Larger En
actments Proposed for Special
Session's Consideration.
i
Pa-ssage by the Mouse of the meas
j ure creating the State Highway Com
< mission, and defining its duties and
! powers, marked yesterday a distinct j
| stride forward toward the completion, j
on the part of this body, of legislation j
| necessary to put In motion machinery j
? for an ambitious road-building pro- '
j eram in Virginia.
The bill received the approval of the j
, House by a vote of 74 to 7, the mem
I bers who \?nted against it being Dele
gates Catlctt, Davis, Gordon, Hall. \V.
C... Stuart. Uzlin and N'oland. Though
it was the subject of a lively debate ;
lasting practically all day it was i
changed in few essential details from ;
the form in which it came from the i
hands of a special subcommittee.
Citizen* .liny Hp llrnrd.
Pernaps the most strikinR amend
ment adopted to the bill was the one
offered by Delegate fanning \V. Hall,
making it imperative that the com
mission, before giving its approval to
anyapportionment of funds bv the
highway commissioner, serve notice
that vitizens who so desire may be
heard upon the question.
This practically disposes of the in
sistent demand of many members of
the Legislature that there be vested '
In the commission the power to heat
taxpayers and freeholders on appeal
ffom the action of the commissioner.
Under the original provision, the. com
missioner apportioned the funds. wub
Ject only to the approval of the com
mission. A hearing for those affected
by the apportionment was not provided
for.
Maxlminu Salary Jt,*>,000.
Another amendment, offered bv Dele
gate Cordon and adopted by the i
Mouse, cuts down the maximum salary
which the commission may provide for i
the highway commissioner from $7,500 !
to Ju.OOrt, with a minimum of ?;i,500. ?
i he minimum, under the old clause,
was $5,000.
As the measure passed the House.'
it provides, in short, this:
1. Tha-t the Governor appoint for it I
term of six years a State highway I
commissioner, a civil engineer by
profession. This appointment Is sub- j
ject to approval by the Senate, and not i
by the General Assembly, as the pres- i
ent law provides.
That the chief executive also I
name a commission of rive men, drawn
as nearly as possible from the live ]
geographical subdivisions of the '
State, and whose appointments shall
be approved by ;he Senate.
A* to .Selecting Koutm,
3. In the matter of selecting routes
-or State highways between nny given
points In the State system, the com- (
missioner is given original authoritv
to act, provided, howover, that If there
is a contest, the matter shall be. laid
before the commission as an appeal.
?I. The commissioner also will ap
portion funds to be expended on the
highways, subject to the approval of
the commission, which, under the bill,
must give, public hearings before linal
ly setting the seal of its approval upon
any apportionment.
The commissioner is given linal
power to se;e^t the type of construc
tion to be used on any highway in the
State, the position taken by the Hons*
being that this is a technical matter
and could not be subject to the de
cision of any body of citizens not
technically trained.
I'ifcht ( intern on (>ordon Amendment.
The fl>rht in Mouse waged yesterday i
principally around an amendment of- i
fered by Delegate Gordon, who favor
ed granting an appeal to the commis- i
sion from all actions of the commis- |
sioner. He declared that a public ser- !
vant given the authority which the I
measure grants the commissioner more 1
nearly approached a Czar than any
thing Virginia has ever seen. Me
would give the commissioner the first
?decision in all matters, but wanted an
appeal provided from his decisions.
A thunder of noes greeted an amend
ment offered by Delegate Sproul, of
August a. providing for the election of
the five members of the commission by
the General Assembly, instead of leav
ing their appointment in the hands of
the Governor.
A." amendment by Delegate Gilmer !
designed to reimburse the counties for
roads they have built and which have1
been embraced In the State hitrhwav!
system, was defeated. I
Complete* Tivo of Three lllg Mill*.
The passage of tho hlghwav com-!
mission bill marks the compiction ? in i
this body of two of the three measures1
which were introduced to accomplish
the purpose for which the Legislature
called itself in session. Tht; tirst was i
the bill increasing the automobile
license tax ;?0 per cent, the increase to'
be used for construction of highway* !
while Hie revenue derived from the;
old rate still will be devoted to main- I
te nance only.
The House now has before it. on its
second reading, the bill which pro", i
vines for the major portion of the!
money needed for highwavs. it is ;
probable that Delegate Oz'lin. when
this measure Is reached, will move to
substitute his bill, which provides a 1
levy of 7 cents on general property
for State, highways, reserving 5 cents
more to he apportioned under an im
propriation bill for county roads.
Pliy*lolnn'* Ilody Pound.
TA.Vr.PA, KIjA., August Urt.?The re
mains of Dr. K. P. Gaywood. former
c!ty clerk of Orlando. Kla . were found
In a vacant lot In that city today. Me
bad been missing since Friday. and
a search had been made for him. As
he was In bad health It Is thought lie
was overtaken by a sudden Illness
Says Americans Eat
Poison Every Day
( Hy Universal ?Sor \ icr-.)
WASHINGTON, AukunI L'fl. The
A mericati people eat poinoii e*ery
day, l)r. Ilartry W. Wiley, former
pure rood ex pert of Ihe Department
?1 A irrlt-ii 111, ro, told the K.mjsp Com
mittee luilny.
I IiI.h piiImoii, he .mid, H cnntnlnril
In \\ hlte-llour lircail which In the
iliniiiNlHy of llir people In t It Im coun
try, nt a I most rvpr.v mrnl. Hp urged
(lint oilier kind* of lirrntl should he
eiHcn more frequently if KUO(]
henlth Im t<? be retained.
"The hiKlily milled while Hour Tie
now line |M polnonoiiH," IJr. Wiley
declared, "nnd the onl.v renNoti It
doe* not produce (INnst rou* effect.*
Im that other food is eaten nloil),'
wltli it. Whole wheat Hour Im much
more beneficial, nn Im rye bread.
"Forty per cent of our young men
,Tfr<" found not to lie In proper con
illtlon for mllltnry Ncrtlce. and n
iTJ?0 majority of tlii* can be at
!i.Uied ?? rn<lnKT too much liichiT
milled wheat, nugnr and randy "
?
OPENS LEGISLATIVE DOOR
FOB BELIEF OF TEACHERS
Conference Committee Agrees to
Recommend Action by General
Assembly.
WILIj MAKE REPORT TODAY
End in Sight of Long Struggle to
Broaden Scope of Special Session's
Work?Senate Hears Eulogies of
Ellyson und Gaylc.
Doors of legislation wcrs, prized a
little further open yesterday, when
tlic Joint conference committee, ap
pointed to consider the'Conrad amend
ment regard in bt edmittlng school
measures, 'voted to reuomtnend the'
consideration of legislation designed
to increase the salaries of school
teachers for the period of the 1919
emergency, it is understood that this
recommendation will be made to both
Houses today.
The Senate yesterday devoted the
greater part of the session to eulogies
of former Lieutenant-Governor J. Tay
lor L'llyson and the late State Senator
Sands CJayle. Addresses were made
by Senators Cannon. Royal!. Walker and
Mapp concerning .Mr. Hllyson, and by
senators Ferguson. Addison, Robert
son, Strode and Hoyall in regard to
L,a,,ylc; .Appropriate resolution.*
u ero adopted.
true* Fight on Stiff rage.
A telegram was read from the Marv
Association Opposed to Woman
i*n ^.?a,?c ,| , which Virginia was urged
n whiph i. 8C""detorminatIon" and
. i ??. w.as sta,efl I ha t the senti
ment in Maryland was overwhelmingly
against woman suffrage. g >
i he State Highway Commission hill
was passed by. but the following bills
were passed:
iti^hul NovilS-?'ro authorize the State
liiKhttay Commissioner to sell toll
'0,'^es ,hfi Vi,ll?y Turnpike which
L conveyed to the Comuionwealth
. , -:i-?r? appropriate the
inal chaargesM> ?f $IU0>000 lo ?>">' crlm
101 lend* Time for Tax Collection*.
.J?: '-*? No. M.?To extend the time for
and ci v" leJi StalC laxos a,Kl county
anrf ,U, lc\,es a?sessed on the land
and pe i son a 1 property books and Slate
taxes assessed on the income books for
the year 1U10 and for that vearonlv
senator Mitchell was yesterday
sn? sjstnrsms ?
DAVIS ASKS $190,329.11
TO MEET DEFICITS A T
CHARITY INSTITUTIONS
High Cost of Living Has Hit
Hard Hospitals of the
State.
tiovernor Davis transmitted yester
day to the i.eneral Assembly a message
urging that bills be passed at this
sessn.n appropriating to the live
el? emos> nary institutions of the State
an aggregate sum of *190.:52!?.11. which
irsnrss rs ">?
Reports show that (he high cost of
'Vl'J? i';,s K? ,hU 11,0 Institutions thai
IP to August I. I'M 9. they had against
?1 ^P'l-j'i iStan',,l,K?bi,ls amounting to
.i-'r, in . <??> hand worth
<7s":in'x? v. a M0' ,IU'f htedness of
...i f.v ,, \ ,V" appropriations request
.1 ? i . ,'oY0rn?r will take eare of
these debts the expense of operation
until next .March and will he used to
purchase certain needed equipment etc
It will be apportioned as follows- '
I en Ira I state Hospital at Peters
burg. $i ?!,.> 1S.l |; Kastern Slate Hos
pital at Williamsburg. $ir.,S:i6: South
$*lr Marion,
. .01!?. Western Stale Hospital at
Staunton. iU34l. and the State W -
$??'*# ASCoIony MadIson Heights.
JOINT CAUCUS TO HEAR
SUFFRAGE ADDRESS TODAY
,lP wmrv,,'U.Vr . ',:n v,or- Colorado,
>\lll .Speak at Noon to llemoeratlc
."Ieinlier* of Assembly.
.T- Taylor. Representative in
onj-rtss from Colorado and member
of the national Democratic congres
sional committee, will address today
at the norm hour a joint session of the
Democratic members ??f tho Ceneral
Assembly. In the interest of the suf
sUtuUonn0Vdm<,|U to ,he Inderal Con- j
Mr Taylor was to have delivered
his address last night in the hall of
* ?.^ 1 >0,eKate8. but two com- ;
in it lee meetings and the Dc Valera
nieeiing at the City Auditorium kerni
away from the lull! so many of the i
members that It was decided'to post
pone the address.
Many of the women who have been
working here since the legislature1
convened in the interest of the amend?
'"em were on hand last night to tve - I
tJLuT1""0'
tringion, sn? of the Earl of March, and
i/T',1. prcsumpl've to the dukedom of
Richmond, is dead of jvoundH received
in battle on tho Archangel front.
Accepts Subcommittee's
Plan With Few Minor
Changes.
SEPARATE BILLS TO COVER
INCREASE ON CORPORATIONS
Votes to Reconsider Action De
feating Recommendation of
12-Cent Levy.
THEN T A K E S N E W TURN*
Tav Equalization Considered and
Special ComVnittee May Be Named
lo Remedy Inequalities.
By a vote of S to 6 the Senate
Finance Committee last night, on mo
i tion of Senator J. P. Buchanan, adopted
all the features of the subcommittee
program with the exception of the in
creases on public service corporations
and on coal mines, which will come up
for consideration this morning. Sepa
rate bills will be prepared and intro^
iluced to carry out the subcommittee
program. Inerear.es recommended In
clude the following:
Increase of automobile tax 100 per
cent, one-half of the increase to go to
the State highway system and tho
other to State aid to country roads. A
lax of 7 cents on each $100 on real
estate and personal property.
Increase pf I per cent in the levy on
incomes in' excess of $3,000.
Increase in merchants' license taxes
from a minimum of $5 to a maximum
of $15. ?
Increase in taxes on hotels, based on
number of rooms.
Increase of tax on manufacturers ot
soft drinks.
lluclmniin "?- Will Come.
By a vote of 6 to S the committee
yesterday evening refused to recom
mend tho 12-oent levy for good roads,
and, according to the expressed opin
ion of Senator J. P. Royall. showed
that from a parliamentary standpoint
at least the committee is opposed to
meeting Federal aid for the roads of
Virginia. Senator Buchanan, however,
declares that the money can be raised
by the various taxes suggested bv the
subcommittee of which he is the chair
man. Afterwards the committee, by a
vote of S to 6. reconsidered Its action
in this respect.
After over three hours of discussion
the. matter came to a head at 7 o'clock
yesterday evening when Senator C.
O'Conor (Joolrlek pressed his "com
promise" resolution, which provided for
a general property tax of 12 cents, a
50 per cent increase in automobile
,?xps an appropriation of
J.IOO.OOO for aid to country roads. In
tho balloting the resolution was di
... ..,V> nuiUlllVUHR
license taxes and to the appropriation
for county roads were adopted over
whelmingly. but tlie voting on these
sections was perfunctory, as the heart
had been cut out of the resolution. The
tax levy, however, is still held on a.
motion to reconsider, which was made
by Senator J. E. West.
Aakn Money for History Comm Union.
At the beginning of the committee
As the committee had asreed to v'oto
on pending measures at 5 o'clock, there
was considerable discussion as to
whether or not the vote should be put
off, and a delegation of Richmond city
officials heard in protest against sun
dry financial measures. Senators
Royall and Walter K. Addison wanted
Richmond to have an opportunity to bo
heard. Senator Buchanan declared that
there had already been too much de
lay.
Senator Addison declared that it was
an amazing proposition that in connec
tion with a bill involving $5,000,000
; of revenue the subcommittee had eomo
i from the committee room the preccd
j inir night, and wanted immediate
| action even then. He declared that
i heretofore it had been the policy to
; give all interests a hearing and that,
| as Richmond paid one-s4xth of ChO
j taxes of the State, her representatives
? should be given an opportunity to bo
1 heard.
Senator George X. Conrad deelare'd
] that other cities were here Monday
night, and he saw no reason Why the
! Richmond representatives, who were
i closer to the Capitol, should not have
I pen present also. Senator West de
clared that it was upon Senator Can
non's motion that the subcommittee
i went into consideration of tho various
matters of taxation on which it had
; reported.
Saj* Three Klrmrnt.i In Senate.
There were various other speeches
upon the question until Senator Gool
riek declared that ho had anticipated
tiie maze that would result from the
; injection of outside issues into tho
i program for a State highway system.
| lie said that there were three elements
: in the Senate. One led by Senator
| Addison was urging schools. Anot'her,
led by Senator 10. I-.ee Trinkle, was
1 urging state aid for county roads, and
the other, in which he was interested,
wanted a State higihway system. Ho
then introduced tho resolution which
was offered as a compromise measure.
Senator Goolrick also declared that
the reason the conference 'committee
on* procedure did not take act*on un
til this week was In order to allow
propaganda, ixsuing from Richmond-,
to be circulated in the State ami to get
up interest in the school proposition
that had been brought to the front. -
I Tho discussion took a wide range,
and various matters wore brought In.
but by tliis time the Mayor and a
councilntAnic committer, of Richmond#
arrived, and wore Kiven twenty rtyifi;
utes in which to present their view?.
Assistant City Attorney George Wayna
Anderson was spokesman, and he pre
sented a resolution of the City Council
protesting against the appropriation
for county roads of money, the greater
portion of which comei from the
cities. At 7 o'clock the committeo 'Ad
journed for an hour and a half.
, At 8:30 o'clock the committed re

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