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RICHMOND, VA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 1919. ?TWELVE PAGES.
WF.ATUKIt
PAC.K 4
-FAIR
PRICE, THREE CENTS
HOUSE REFUSES THIRD TIME TO TAKE UP SCHOOLS
FOOD PRICES BEGINNING TO FALL, SAYS PALMER
WILL REPORT COMMISSION BILL TO SENATE TODAY
RETURNS INDICATE
RAILWAY WORKERS
WILL REJECT OFFER
I
Plan for Reorganization of
Rail Lines Offered by
Judge Anderson.
LABOR LEADERS TO MEET
AND DISCUSS SITUATION
President Gompers and Other
Officials Gather in Wash
ington Today.
NEW 8TATUS FOR EMPLOYEES
Said Now Plan Would Assure Public
Interest In Operation of NutJonul
Carrier System.
Washington. Auiru;,t -7 & >
z'r'tn -?>?> o^r?rrivnv,
Per hour waSe increase
.f .h. railroads
tirablc (actors" nf 1 , k n"Jtt d.
and prlvai- ownership government I
connecUonr wAh* fact., in i
tonight. r.tiJroud situation
tha^Gno*"annVuncelns'a 1 * said toda>"
vote would be made w h^7 C a< n K the
progress. Tliey f Uw w:is in
? hit the vote of th* Tihif ' ? hoWev?r, ,
reject the i'resirt nfl #?shop/nen to !
?l*nlflcant ln 7hit ?t u mer 151 v^r>" :
the majority ,,r , v>' JUustratl ve of
concerned. * ?'OO.OOO shopmen j
noii'lmportl*,1} maUtt?r?3n',S ^ ?f the'
consideration awaftine /??r
Samuel UomutM a"?val of
American Federation of 7?"* ot ttu-'
Gompers wlll irrtv. V 1-a.hor. Mr.
?' i""'- i
Council ,o Hold scion. I
labor a?lYuauton0f * t"hu urKe,,cy of the
a full membe?r?hllnofCXral
>?* J,; ^ OI council U'lll
hi ^ere are jl??" ,Who wl? Probab y
Mass ? JosephF* v","01"- o( Qulncy, I
cinnati; Frank Dtiffl- i"**! of Cin"
"William Green ln?7iVn, i. anopo,is:
Trn"hr"lh?"""',1. J' ToWn?""?"' an<l
ffe1
Pending matters o To' L,inn?Undl'
before Conirr^?? win I now
by the council a)so tak<" "?> I
Inasmuch 3^ rcnorrts r\t # w. _
^d'e^b? wire ^ a
result will bo known wit hi if'? weik,h"
ten days at the most. eeK or ,
r> 1. 0,T*r" VcvT Control I'lnn.
ownership a an"Vp'eriuSS' ??'?!'' "?
5a%rAS!.-i?^rTf^-i
Commerce Commission ' w h a *n,,lrsl"te j
before the Int.SVmt^^r,
com^'nt-U with?fbrSadF^wtrs. Tnclud- .
ing ^tTannportation" <xist" 1
provide -'a singl" nation,! h?. t3 to 1
wsa'sjvSS
?>w statna for L,abor.
wissx Tsy.Vnjw* ?'
SSL"''SS '??
local questions such ?? ? Purely
asj
iif'S """J5"'.?nr'oVec^'.T',^
bonds wo?linbe Srnii h^Vl^e "fo?^|
era] company, and iru irmfnJ ? ?
PlHS-g
to" ?3uHnb|?"?-eKtrarc5^;"" re I
fSSUB!!? T'i!' ??? "'?i*
wjssts & sggF'? saaw
r?.a |M?? 0( ne*i,nadtoclk ??nt? S"! nr?
Senrrf I^uc in<1.PriI^
be i~ur?a"?TO,1'?a,
& SS |
rate. Stock certificates of ?i :i"lSrost i
company, he pranosf^i ivf i> , e<'p'"ul
?tnS?r an? t7,o aoorued
fkivcrnmp-nt contrv: of >.
durlnf? the war was defend^ ,ra,ITro'ids
Anderson, who ^cr, 'i 1 ,y JurtSf
s fsttx
ment- " r.r?Jo,?^U^,ll?lirs7:"t!:
??J*'" Bl? ?""M In
appeiirliiK hTfor?'""i,o^comm*l't I re'11?ild8
sold to thrt vomn'iii m ?? Prices he I
\re.rrT?""?2^pri;c\r?"d?
by Sonator "l^onroot11'Hrmuilii,Uroduce<'
consln, provi?linK for unHl^Vi * ,Wls
railroa-da into one t l of tho
tem. with mln?rni.m nla,y.owned a>'s
anteed and management ??1 -Suar
security holderS*??,b,If.,
Poor Nlffro Chirrche* Ilurn.
KA8TMAN, OA., AiiRunt 21.?Four
netcro churches nt Cadwcll, on the
SVriffhtHvlllo and Tennille Railroad,
were burned last nlcrht, prcstimahly
by Incendiaries. Dodpre and Laurens
Connty offlclals are investigating.
Warren Stone Threatens
Expulsion From Union
f By Assoslal-nl f'r?85 1
I.OS 4\.N(iKl,10S, I'AI... AukuM ITT.
??? I iilrn!? (lifrc l? dcclilril Improve
ment, the government will lake
hlrpn to uprrnlr tlie linen," maid n
Mntement concerning tlie ronlrond
Htrlke reeei\ed from Warren S.
Stone, olilef of the locomotive en -
jrtneern, and nuide public here to
nifcht. Mr. Stone'* ulntcment, nd
drenned to the enxrlneerM, follows:
"ICffectlve at once. Inform nil
member* of division thnt strike Is
llleKnl from ntnrt to (lniNli. -All
members of the Brotherhood of I.o
eumotlvr EnKlncn will he required
to nhlde by the la?? of the ornnnl
r.ntlon nnd carry out the rontrnot*
mnde In good jnltli, lioth by the In
divid unl roads nnd the Federal ic?v
rrnmenl. Falling <" d?? ?o, they
will he expelled inside of twenty
four houm. I'nlenn there In derided
Improvement the government will
tnke steps to operate the road*.
Vnu nil know what this will mean.
Impress on everyone the necessity
of anlng ?ol>er thought and exorcis
ing common sento nnd not he car
ried nwny by n wave of mob law."
congressman mob
MAKES SUFFRAGE PLEA
"Urges Karly Ratification of Federal
Amendment by Virginia's
legislators.
ANTTS PIjAN INNING TODAY
Is Expected Miss Charlotte K. Rowe,
Opponent of Votes for Women,
Will Address Ilonse of Delegates
This Afternoon.
Following closely upon the hoe's of
President WiLson'a urgent appeal to
tT.e special cession of the Virginia
General Assembly to ratify the Fed
eral equal suffrage amendment.
Congressman Edward. T. Taylor, of
Colorado, yesterday addressed the Sen
ate, pleading that this State approve
the action giving women the ballot.
Ratification was urztd by Representa
tive Taylor in behalf of the President,
the National Democratic Committee
tend the women of the. Went.
While the vis.tlng Congressman was
speaking it ws^s announced that to
day a resolution will be Introduced in
the House of Delegat&s to Invite Miss
Charlotte K. ~"K?T?fc; fleltTTfeOWhry' of
the National Association Opposed to
Woman Suffrage, to present the case
against the ratification of the Federal
amendment before the Goneral As
sembFy at 1:45 this afternoon.
Congressman Taylor was given gen
erous applause at the close of his ad
dress in the Senate.
Lieutenant-Governor Buohanan. In
introducing Mr. Taylor, caJled atten
tion to the fact that he is the only
Democratic Congressman from Colo
rado and. in fact, from the large west
ern section which surrounds his State.
TelLs of Colorado's Kxperlcnce.
Mr. Taylor told the Senators that
Colorado had had suffrage for twenty
five years and that the people there
would as soon think of excluding
women as baJd-headed men from vot
ing. He declared that Colorado had
had a long way to go, that -it was
wild and woolly at one time, but that,
due to the beneficent influence of
woman suffrage, ii had progressed to
a point of prosperity and civilization
that was of the highest and that its
humane and enlightened laws were In
great measure due to the influence of
the baJlot in the hand of the women
of the State.
The speaker declared that both par
tie3 were now on the dead run to get
the favor of the women of the nation
by advocating woman suffrage, and
he declared that the Democrats of the
nation looked to the Democrats of
Virginia to ratify the amendment. The
effect of such action, he declared, would
mean much in the close States of the
West, where a change of a few votes
In a few precincts might determine a
national election.
Ilennons for Amendment.
In conclusion the Congressman said
that the amendment should be ratified
for three reasons One was that it
was right, the other that woman suf
frage was an unqualified success
wherever tried and tha? last was that
"it's coming." as ratification In thirty
six States is in sight.
Miss Rowe. who is expected to speak
today, is reported to be one of the
leading ant isufTrage speakers of the
country. She hr.s spoken before tlie
legislatures of Maryland, New Jersey,
Texas and Connecticut, as well ;>.s be
fore the people of all the States that
have recently defeated woman suf
frage by popular vote. She Is also
associate editor ?f the Woman Patriot,
an ant isufTrage weekly, published at
Washington.
BELIEVES ASSEMBLY
WILL END ITS WORK
BY SATURDAY NIGHT
This Prc<lic.tion Is Made by
Senator E. Lee Trinklc
of Wythe,
That the General Assembly will now
be able to adjourn by Saturday night
was the prediction made by Senator
K T,ee Trinkle. of Wythe, as he
emerged from the Senate Finance Com
mittee room at 10 o'clock last night.
The prediction was based on the
progress which the committee made
at the meeting last night. The three
important things decided at this meet
ing were the following:
1. Amendment of Senate Bill No. 6,
so as to provide for a 7-cent general
property levy Instead of a 12-cent tax.
2. Passing of a resolution showing
it to be the sense of the committee
that in addition to the 7-cent levy and
the automobile license tjix there should
be direct appropriation of $625,000 to
make up the money necessary to meet
Federal aid.
3. Passing of an amendment to Sen
ate Bill 54, appropriating $400,000 for
county roads.
The. committee also recommended a
bill appropriating 121,500 for expenses
incurred by the Virginia Polytechnic
Institute for a steam heating plant.
Itnllnn Stenmcr Aground.
PISNSACOIjA, FDA.. August 27.?The
Italian steamer Nettuno ran aground
on a sandbar near the navy-yard here
last night and could not be floated to
day. The vessel, which was cn route
to Ttaly, Ilea easy, with the weather
cloar.
CAVELL EXECUTION
ACCORDING TO LAW
Minority Report of Committee on
Military Law So
Decides.
LURE OF SEX DANGEROUS
Majority Refuses to Concur in
Mitigation of Death
Penalty.
fF5y Afso-lat^l Pri-ss.l
P</)LTIMORK, Aupust 27.? ICxecution |
by the Germans of Miss Kdith Cavell,
the English nurse, which aroused the
t Indignation of the allied world, was
in accordance with the laws of "civi
lized warfare," according to a minor
ity report of the committee on military ?
Jaw of the American Bar Association, 1
. made public here today, advocating
abolition of the death penalty for wo- '
men convicted of infringing military
law. Both majority and minority re- :
ports were prepared by the committee, I
which was appointed to investigate
court-martials and suggest reforms in
military law.
The ? reference to the case of Miss ,
Cavcll was made by S. S. Gregory, of
> Chicago, chairman of the committee, 1
1 and win concurred In by Judge William
R Byniim. of i^pnshoro, N. C..the other
minority member. Jn iiis report Mr.
Gregory said:
"A careful consideration of the case
of Miss Kdith Civefl. one of the most
pathetic and appealing victims of the
great war. whose unfortunate fate has
! aroused the sympathy and excited the
indignation of two continents, has led
me to the conclusion that she was
executed in accordance with the laws
and usages of what we are pleased
commonly to refer to as civilized war
fare.
A?prrt of Cnse Not Altered.
"This being so, it has seemed to me
quite inconsistent with our condemna
tion of those who thus took her life
to retain in our own system of militarv
Justice those provisions of law which
were relied upon by the German mili- ;
tary authorities in ordering her execu
tion. The mere fact that her trial was
attended by the brutality and duplicity !
which commonly marked the exercise ,
of military powor by the German com
mand does not alter this aspect of the
ease. This U> not a subject upon which
1 desire to reason at any Jength, for it
( is one as to whlclr the in?j>ulse.s "of the
. heart can much better be relied upon
' than any sophisticated and artificial
1 reasoning.
"For us to take any other course,
! It seems to me. >s to impeach our sin
cerity and good faith in criticizing the
German authorities in this regard, and 1
to warrant the suggestion that such j
i criticism is inspired rather by the fact :
that they, our enemies, were responsi- j
ble for it, as well as sympathy for a 1
good and worthy woman, than any well 1
considered judgment in the matter." j
The majority of the committee. An- j
drew A. Bruce, of Minneapolis; Martin i
Conroy, of New York, and John ITink- j
ley, of Baltimore, declared they could '
not "concur in the suggestion of Mr. j
Gregory that th?re should be a pro
vision prohibiting the death penalty I
in the case of women spies."
Indict Penalty In Severe Onaes.
"It would certainly bo inadvisable
unless such a provision were in the
codes of all the nations wit]) whom
we would be likely to be at war," they
said. "We could not afford to be thus
handicapped We agree thoroughly
that th? penalty should not be in
flicted except in the most extreme
cases, but that it should be abolished
entirely we cannot agree. Experience
has shown that on account of the
' sex lure women are the most danger
ous of all spies, and our chivalry to
j wards some should not allow us to
i jeopardize the national cause or the
liveis of thousands of the sons of oth- \
j er?"
I The majority also declined to concur
in recommendations of the minority |
I that enlisted men sit on court-martials !
i and that special courts be abandoned. j
! The majority report asserted that al
though "we believe some changes
should be made, we are satisfied that
; the errors which were committed dur
ing the recent war and the excessive
! penalties which were no doubt often
j imposed, were largely due to the in
j experience those in control, and to
! the fact not only that we had of nee
i essity to train an oflicer class over
night for our voluntary army, but that
our practice iq the past of scattering
our regular army, divided into bat
talions and even sma ler units over
the country had made it impossible to
train properly even our West I'oint
ofiicers."
Fnvor Mililnry I.mvyer.
"We are thoroughly in accord." the
majority report continued, "with the
idea that there should be with each
division, 'brigail? and perhaps regi
ment, a thoroughly trained military
lawyer with the rank, perhaps, of a
lieutenant-colonel, who should serve
either as a presiding judge or as aides
at all court-martials."
The members also favored having a
lawyer on court-martial, saying that
"'president juds?e-advocates should be
appointed by the President with the
rank of major or higher, who should
be lawyers of suitable qualifications."
The majority members' report rec
ommended that more care should be
taken in obtaining counsel for accused
soldiers.
"We are not satisfied that the de
fendants have not been guilty in the
cases which we have examined," it
said. "We are satisfied, however, in
many of them that they were not ade
quately defended and that the exten
uating circumstances were not prop
erly brought out."
JESUS RENTERIA NOT DEAD
Reports Headline 101 Paso Sny That
Mexican Outlnw Wn* Seen
After t'linse Ihtdnl.
(1!y I'nivt rx:il Service.)
10Ii PASO, TUX., August l!7.?Jesus
Benteria is not dead. According to a
report reaching here today the ban
dit who held Lieutenants Peterson and
Davis for ransom was seen in Chihua
hua City yesterday. When Benteria
was reported killed by machine gun
fire from an airplane south of Cande
laria, it was expected by Americans
along tho border he would "como to
life" as soon as tho chase subsided.
New llumcnrlnn Cnlilnet.
. BUDAPEST. August 27.?A nonpar
tisan Hungarian Cabinet was formed
hero today with Ilerr Helnrich. a manu
facturer. as Premier. .The allies aro
expected to give tholr assent to tho
now government.
PUBLIC 10 NOTICE
CHANGED FIGURES
Insists Criminal Penalties Are
Needed to Stop
Profiteering.
FIX LIMIT ON SHOE COST
Attorney-General Condemns Pro
paganda to Induce Purchases
Before Threatened Advance.
hit AJMocUt?d Press 1
WASHINGTON, August 27.?Prices
are beginning to turn downward in
various parts of the country, but the
slump has not yet gathered momentum
tuflicient to alfcct purchases being
made for immediate use. according: t'J
reports to the department of justice.
Attorney-General Palmer asked to
day how soon results could be expected
from the campaign to reduce the cost
of living, the outcome of which rail
road employees have been requested to
await before pressing demands !or
wa?e increases, said all the govern
inent wanted was a fair chance to
show what coukl be done to take the
art'ficial inflation out of the market.
He said officials were well pleased
with the success so far attained and
that cumulative results were expected
when Congress enact." amendments to
the food control law, by which crimin
al penalties can be imposed on profi
teers and hoarders.
To Fix Limit on Shoe*.
"We hope the public will begin to
reap the benefit of our efc'orts before
long," Mr. Palmer said. "Kor instance,
we are making progress in obtaining
promises from shoe manufacturers a*
to fixing a limit beyond which prices
shall not go."
Propaganda, which apparently is
nation wide, on the part of shopkeepers
seeking to induce purchases now on
the pretext t.hat prices will be materi
ally higher next season was condemn
ed by Mr. Palmer as one certain thing
which would make prices continue
rising if heeded. His attention was
called to advertisements in various
papers in which it was stated that
straw hats, clothing, and other non
perishable articles should be bought
before next years prices become effec
t tive. "'Jt is very unfortunate that
some merchants take that attitude and
we have been studying the situation
the attorney-general slid. "Extensive
purchases now, reducing the supply
and Increasing the demand would make
their predictions come true, whereas
I we hope for a normal price level if
the people do not stampede into a
buying hysteria."
Ton Indictment* Returned.
Reports received from several cities
indicate that the tight to cut the high
cost of living prices is still proceeding.
At Cincinnati, Ohio, ten indictments
were returned against persons charged
with violating the cold storage law.
Testifying befcre the grand jury at
Ltarusing. Mich., W. K. Jackson, assist
ant head of the produce department of
Swift & Company, today took excep
tion to t.he statement of the Fedfir.il
Trade Commission that 65 per cent of
the poultry, butter and egg business
was controlled by the big packers, de
claring tney did not handle over 15
i per cent.
PRICE OF PORK DROPS
$1 PER 100 POUNDS
AT CHICAGO YARDS
Substantial Slash Also Is Made
in Cost for Beef
Cattle.
fBr Associated Press.1
CHICAGO. August 27.?A drop of $1
per 100 pounds on the average for
hogs, with lower prices for beef cattle
at the stockyards today was nscrlbed
to several reasons, Including the gen
eral protest against the high cost of
living. Market men said the tendency
W33 for still lower hog prices, par
ticularly after the fall marketing, and
they professed to see a break in high
Jiving costs.
The public has curtailed its buying
of pork and beef recently while live
stock receipts are large. The ICastern
market failed to act as an emergency
outlet, and the packers virtually with
drew their buyers from the pens to
day. leaving thousands of hoirs and
cattle without buyers. Speculators
were hit hard.
Idve-stock men say export business
has been depressed by the foreign ex
change situation, arid that this, coupled
with receipt of hogs that accumulated
on farms during the railroad shop
men's strike, and the prospect of a
strong run of hogs, helped to cause the
weak market.
While the average drop for hogs
was at $1, difference between today's
lowest point and yesterday's highest
point was fully $1.50, live-stock au
thorities said, while the average drop
for beef cattle today ranged from 50
to 75 cents per 100 pounds. Sheep
also sold lower.
PRESIDENT WILSON PLANS
SWING "AROUND CIRCLE"
Kx ported t'lilef Incentive Will Spend
Twenty-Klvr Day* Speaking
<tn Pence Trent}*.
I Itv AmsocI.it >d Press. 1
W A S II I X G T O X, August 27.?The
itinerary of President Wilson's swing
"around the circle" with addresses in
behalf of the peace treaty in at least
fifty of the principal cities of the
country Is expected to be announced
tomorrow at the White House.
After weeks of uncertainty concern
ing the proposed trip, which will ex
tend to the Pacific Coast, definite an
nouncement was made todav that the
President would leave Washington as
soon as arrangements could bo made
It was Intimated that the start
might bo made within ten days or two
weeks.
According to plans now being
worked out in connection with I he
itinerary. President Wilson will spend
twenty-ilve days laying before the peo
ple of the country his reasons for the
Immediate ratification of the peace
treaty without change.
UlMMlxNlpnl Prlmnry Iteniilt*. .
JACKSON, MISS., August 27.?Re
sults of the second primary of yester
day for Democratic nomination for
Governor of Mississippi were still In
doubt tonight with L>leutennnt-Oov
ernor Russell's manager claiming a
majority of 5,500 and Oscar Johnston's
manager claiming a majority of 1,000.
Neither side gave out totals.
By 47 to 42 Delegates De
feat Adoption of Con
ference Report.
DIVISION OF ROAD FUNDS
AGAIN IS IN LIME LIGHT
Debate on County Feeder High
ways' Part of Levy to Be
Today's Feature.
GOVERNOR'S SAGACITY PRAISED
i)plf*Kate Xorris Admires Executive's
Wisdom in Refusing to Call As
sembly on Own Initiative.
With the House of Delegates irre
vocably committed agalnBt considera
tion of the school question at this
session, the fight to have one-third
of the funds, realized through levies
for construction of highways, diverted
to use on county roads will today
take again the center of the stage.
When the body adjourned yesterday
afternoon there was pending an amend
ment. offered by Delegate Hudglus. j
whtch would have the effect of re- i
serving 5 cents of the 12-cent levy for
appropriation on a fifty-fifty basis to
the counties wishing to build thorough
fares of their own.
This would be in addition to the
$3ou.000 a year which is now con- j
tributed to this purpose as State aid,
ami will make an aggregate amount
of (1*25,000 annually to be available '
for constructing these "feeders" to the
State highway system.
Tnrnn Down Conference Report.
Consideration of the tax measure
carpe late in the day. after the House,
ucting for the third time in this mat
ter, had refused to adopt the con
1 ference report calling for consideration
at this session of the school question,
In so far as if related to the raising,
of teachers' salaries for the school
j year about to begin. The report lost
' by a vota of 47 to 42.
Delegate Shackelford, of Orange, was
bluntly outspoken in his opposition
to opening the doors to schools.
"Don't let your judgment, twice ex
pressed. be swayed under the adroit
leadership ot the Senator from I.ynch
1 burg." he told the House. "If we take
1 this matter up at all, it must be done
In a broad, comprehensive way. not
simply to an extent that will appease
public clamor. Kurther, I believe, it
Is a fact that most of the cry for ac
tion in th.s m.vter at the special
session has come from within these
halls, rather than from the public gen
j erally."
\orrl* Taken Snme Stand.
Delegate N'orri.s took practically the
' same stand that has been taken all
; along by the Delegate from Orange,
1 and that is that this session of the
' General Assembly is for the sole pur
pose of enacting legislation to meet
| the Federal road aid.
"The more 1 observe the trend of
I events here," he declared, "the more I
I admire the sagacity of the Governor
in declining on his own initiative to
call the Legislature In extraordinary
session. It seems to me every depart
ment of the State government is clam
oring for something. I agree with
other members that schools and many
other matters deserve our careful and
thoughtful attenUon. but not at this
session. We have confused the issue.
We came here for a single purpose,
and must not drift afield."
Delegate Davis, of Norfolk County,
told the House that, as a good roads
advocate, he is in favor of granting
needed legislation to schools, for only
to the extent that the citizens of the
State are educated will she ever have
an adequate highway system.
(iuldcrt by ilnrt's View.
Delegate Gilmer, of Pulaski, who
was one of the conferees bringing in
the report, said he was guided in his
action by the positive statement of
State Superintendent Harris Hart, who
says most emphatically that an emer
gency exists in the school situation.
By voting down a resolution offered
by De'egate Kasley, of Halifax, to
have ihe. Committee on Privileges and
Klectioris discharged from further
consideration of the primary bill, the
Home probably finally disposed of this
measure.
The bill provides that all nomina- I
tions to Congress shall be made by j
primaries, and would break up the j
convention plan as followed in the I
doubtful Fifth and Ninth Districts, its |
patron in the Senate is Marshall Hook- j
er, who, It is reported, will be a candl- !
date fur Congress against Colonel |
Ttorer A James In the event that Judge
10. W. Saunders is nominated to the
vacancy on the Supreme Court of Ap
peals., to be made when Judge Staf
ford O. Whittle retires on December
31 of this year.
Ilnri Knlled of Iteporl. (
The bill has failed to be reported out i
in both the Senate and House.
Delegate Uoschen. of Kichmond, fa
vored bringing the bill up on the floor
of the House, since, he slid, there is
{ entirely too much inclination at this
session to stifle legislation.
In discussing yesterday afternoon j
tbft Hudgins' 'amendment', reserving j
a fi-rent levy to he appropriated for I
county road purposes. Delegate Ozlin 1
declared that proponents of such a
plan are not opposed to the State high
way system, as harf been intimated In
many quarters, since the discussion
began.
"The counties," he said, "are not or
pa nixed as are the cities, with their
chambers of commerce and their Coun
cils. They are not prepared to voice
their sentiment and their desires. I
know they want this distribution of
funds, and I am pleading their cause.
There Is no conflict between the cities
and the counties. Their Interests are
identical. We must not array one
against the other. We are contending
slmp:y that, whereas every city In the
Stat? will have the benefit certainly i
of one of these State highways, many
taxpayers In the counties will live too i
far awny to benefit from them."
Wants Progrnm t'pheld.
Delegate J. Sinclair Brown asked the
House to stand by the program of the
Virginia Roads Association,
(Continued on Second Page.)
Secretary Glass Wears
Suit Five Years Old
.Sfrrclnrj- (ilnfrn, In 111* Kpeccli be
fore tin* J>rnii(i- jrntfrrtny, drt'lnrrd
(lint lie no* ivrnrln i; a ?ult of
clothe* live ycar.M old nnil n nhirt
of ct|iial iik<*. lie (Irclnrcil tlint lie
would not k<> Into further detail*
us to IiIm clot liinu; lint believed that
the people nliould practice frugal! tjr
nnd tlniM overcome the clothing
profiteer.
The Secretary laughingly referred
to former Secretary >leAdoo'.i nd
vlce to wenr patched hreeclien and
nnld that n Chicago linnkrr hail nnld
that he ivotild have rcli.xhed the ad
vice better If it had not come from
a man riding In a private car.
SECTOR* GLASS USEES
PEOPLE PRACTICE THRIFT
Addresses Members of State Senate
on Economy and I wessons
of the War.
SAYS EMERGENCY NOW EXISTS
Asserts It Will Take Exhibition of
Great Thought, Patriotism and
Courage to Deal With Problems of
Present and Future.
Secretary of the Treasury Glass yes
terday addressed the State Senate,
mainly on matters of thrift and eco
nomy and some of the lessons taught
by the world war. Mr. Glass visited
the Senate chamber while the Senate
was in session, and Senator G. Walter
Mapp moved thai he be invited to ad
dress that body.
"Nothing' that I could say would
give you the measure of my apprecia
tion of your welcome. In this Senate
chamber I first heard the sound of
my voice above the ordinary tones of
daily conversation. Here 1 first ex
perienced the real sanctity of public
service and its gravity, along with
the -/.est of public combat. Tnere is
no satisfaction greater than this de
rived from the sense of duly, doing
and feeling what is right."
Mr. Glass further &aid:
"Practical things now confront us
jn the greatest emergency which haa
confronted the country, not excepting
the world war. It Is going to take an
exhibition of gr~at thought, patriotism
and courage to deal with tno pioblen'is
of the present and future. The nation
i Has had to exnend -$23,500,000,000 to
l save human freedom, and the only
way to replace t'he money Is do more,
work than ever be/ore and more saving
than ever before.
"In my opinion France, torn and
devastated, will pay off her national
Indebtedness before our nation. This
will be because the statesmen of that
country have for generations Inculcated
lessons of thrift and saving. There is
not a particlo of doubt in my tninu uut
that Germany will retrieve her com
mercial and industrial fortunes a long
time before it is anticipated by the
average man. The Kaiser believted that
the commercialism of America would
prevent our enteriJig the \yar, but
American commercialism cannot be
mentioned In the same breath with
Teuton commercialism."
lie expressed the Opinion that the
high cost of living could be overcome
by the manifestation of the qualities
of sacrillce shown in the war. "If
we were able to eat brown bread dur
ing the war in order to conquer the
Kaiser, why not do it now to overcome
the prollteer," he said.
SEVERE STORMS CAUSE
ACCIDENTS TO FLYERS
IN INTERNA TI0NAL RA CE
One LarMs in Berkshire Hills
While Another Falls in
Potato Patch.
(By Universal Service.}
MTNEOLA, N. Y., August 27.?Heavy
rainstorms around Albany and along
the course between Albany and the
local flying fields this afternoon re
sulted in the wrecking of two airplanes
taking part in the New York-Toronto
reliability and speed contest and the
blowing of another out of Its course in
the direction of the Herkshires.
A fourih plane, that of lieutenant
If. G. Sohalader, which left Pnffalo
shortly before 1 o'clock this afternoon
for Toronto, has not been heard from,
and ll is feared has como to grief over
Lake Ontario.
Captain Koy Drown, in plane No. 17.
crashed lo earth near Canastota. The
plane was wrecked, but the avlatot
escaped injury. Lieutenant C. L. G?
borne, who set out from here at 1 |
o'clock this afternoon, lost his way in
a blinding rainstorm, and came down
In a potato Held near Jericho. He and
his mechanician reported themselves j
"sore, but unhurt." The machine, how
ever, turned turiie and was smashed.
Another machine believed to be that
of Lieutenant Reynolds, en route from
Syracuse to Albany, was caught in the 1
storm ne.ir Allu.n.v and blown away in
the direction of the Herkshires.
Lieutenant P. II. Logan and Captain j
H U. Chandler arrived from Toronto |
this evening, completing the round j
trip. Others who have completed the
round trip at this end are Lieutenant j
10. J. Plumb. Lieutenant H. II. Maynard, j
Lieutenant U. II. MidkitT, Ciptain A. 10.]
Slmmonln and Lieutenant W. c. Brown. I
SEARCHING LAKE ONTARIO I
FOR TWO LOST AVIATORS |
Hellcvcil l.leuteaant Slater and Observer I
Strickland I.oat Their l.iven I
in International Derby.
I 11 v A?soc:a(? I I'r. ss. |
Hl.'FKALO. N. Y.. August 27.?Lieu
tenant II. 10 Slater, pilot; Sergeant j
Strickland, observer, and their De
llnviland plane No. 59 in the interna
tional aviation derby are missing to-]
night, and grave fears were entertained
by (light olllclr.ls here that they came j
down in Lake Ontario this afternoon
and perished. I
Lieutenant Slater, on the last lap of!
his flight, left here at 12:47 P. M. No
ilirect word has since been heard of
him. although u.11 of New York State!
south of the lake and the northern |
shore on both sides of Toronto have
been covered as thoroughly as tele-j
graph and telephone connections would |
permit. Lifeboats were also sent out
from Toronto anil Nlagara-on-the-1
Lake, but their search, too. was fruit-)
less.
Pakov neported Captured.
LONDON, August 27.?Pskov, south
west of Petrograd. has been captured
by Bolshevist forces, according to an
olticlal statement Issued at Moscow.
FAVORABLE ACTION
IN COMMITTEE ON
HIGHWAY MEASURE
Act's Provisions Are '
Changed in No Essential
Features.
PRINCIPAL DIFFERENCE ON
SALARY OF COMMISSIONER
Senators Insist Minimum Shall
Be $5,000, With $7,500
Maximum.
MORE PAY FOR LEGISLATORS
Scnute Adopts Resolution to Increase
Extra Session Salaries $?"><> and
Regular Session's $100.
After several hours of discussion the
J Senate Committee on Roads and In- ,
1 ternal Navigation yesterday evening1
1 voted to report favorably the State
Highway Corrlmlssion bill essentially as
| it passed the House the preceding: day.
Several amendments were added to
clarify minor features of the measure,
but those did not change the main pro
visions.
i The big fight in the committee was
: on an amendment designed to allow
| route matters already passed on by
! the Stale Highway Commissioner to bo
1 appealed to the proposed highway
j commission. Senntor Aubrey K. Strode,
of Amherst, offered an amendment to
allow an appeal in all such matters.
Senator W. I* Andrews was willing
to restrict it to routes on which no
construction work had yet been done.
Senators C. O'Conor Goolrick and A.
Willis Robertson opposed changing the
j House bill In this respect, declaring
l that It would do no good to reopen
matters which had been adjudicated
under the law. The amendments
offered by Senators Strode and Andrews
wore defeated when the matter sim
mered down to a vote.
Dlsngree on Salary Minimum.
The committee voted to refuse to
agree to the House amendment fixing
the State Highway Commissioner's
salary at not less than $3,500 and not
more than $5,000, and insisted on Its
original stand of a minimum of $5,000
and a maximum of $7,500.
Owing to the addresses made by
Secretary of the Treasury Carter Glass
and Congressman Edward T. Taylor,
little business was transacted at the
session of the Senate with the excep
tion of the - passage of several blllsupf
a local nature. When the Senate con
vened there were but eight members
present, but later a sufficient number
arrived from committee meetings to
make up a quorum.
On motion of Senator Cannon the
House resolution giving Slate em
ployees at tlie seat of government a
bonus of 10 per cent on their salaries
was concurred In.
Conference lienor* I'renented.
Senator George N. Conrad presented
the report of Hie joint conference com
mittee. recommending the opening of
the doors of legislation to the con
sideration of measures providing for
an increase in the salaries of public
school-teachers. About this time a
report was received from the House to
the effect that that body had refused
to agree to the report of the conference
committee.
Senator Canqon moved that the
Senate adopt the resolution
for the consideration of the bill which
proposes to increase the salaries of
members of the General Assembly to
th-> extent of $50 for each special ses
sion and $100 for each regular session.
The motion was adopted.
May Store Food Ten Months.
Yesterday afternoon the General
Ijkws Committee of the Senate voted
to recommend favorably the cold
storage bill, which has been amended,
to allow the storage of food for as
| long as ten months. The bill orlgl
' nally fixed six months as the limit,
j Hefore leaving the. committee the bill
i was amended so as to reduce the
' license tax on private cold-storage
plants to $5. where the business does
! not exceed $1,000. and $10 where it docs
I not exceed $'2,000. Where the business
| is greater or the plant a public one
j the tax Is $25.
A delegation of North Carolina citi
zens appeared before the Senate Roads
and Internal Navigation Committee
yesterdav afternoon and urged the In
j cl-.:?lon in the State highway system
of a road in Norfolk County, which
! connects with proposed highway con
! struct ion in North Carolina.
I'ONtpotien t'oal Tux Consideration.
I I.ast night the Senate Committee on
Fin.pce voted to postpone until 10
! 1,'cu -k this morning consideration of
; the tax op coal and other matters re
ported bv 'he subcommittee, and which
have not vet been finally noted on by
the committee. The committee acted
| favorably on a bill to appropriate
$2,000 for the Legislative Research
ttureau arid also on a measure appro
priating $15,000 for contingent and in
cidental expenses of this session of
rh^ General Assembly, other financial
matters , were considered.
SHIP LADEN WITH MUNITIONS
IS BLOWN UP IN ATLANTIC
Crew Karapes nnd I* I.nnded at Yar
mouth, Their Craft Helng
Kntlrely Dentroyfil.
fny Assoclati.i Tress 1
YARMOUTH. N. S., August 27.?
Twelve members of the crew of the
four-masted auxiliary schooner Klmor
Roberts arrived here today and report
ed that their ship, loaded with ammu
nition. caught fire and blew up at sea.
The schooner, a vessel of 695 tons
net. was owned in Orange. Texas, and
was returning from Bordeaux to Ne\v
York on her maiden trip A lamp ex
ploded In the engine room at midnight
Thursday, and the flames spread so
rapidly the crew had only time to en
capo in one of the boats, losing all their
effects. _
The crew, commanded by Captain
Jorgensen, was in the boat until 5
o'clock Saturday night, when they were
picked up by the llshtng schooner Rose
way. of YarVnouth, 110 miles southeast
of Cape Sable.
Gay Oeenn View.
C. & O. Sunday outing. S trains.
$1.95 round trip to Old Point and Nor
folk. Wllloughhy, |2.0S. Virginia
Beach, $2.15.?Adv.
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