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Richmond Events
Read The T.-D. Golumjis
for Current Happenings.
70TH YEAR.
VOLUME 70
M'MIIKH l?
RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 1920.-TWELVE PAGES.
WKATIIKIt
-FAIR.
PRICE, THREE CENTS
PROPOSE TWO CHANGES IN CONSTITUTION OF STATE
CAUCUS SELECTS SAUNDERS FOR SUPREME BENCH
URGES 1OO-MILLION DOLLAR ROAD-BUILDING PROGRAM
OUT STAtE'S NEEDS
Former Attorney-General Tells
Road Convention Delegates
to Aim High.
ROBERTS SEEKS MORE FUNDS
Bristol Good Roads Advocate
Would Tax Automobiles
$1 Per Horse Power.
I'oc'aratiori l?y former Attorney-Gen
eral William A. Anderson, of l.#cxlnston,
that w'hat Virginia needs iy a I100t/
fOft,000 program fur building roads, and
the Introduction of a resolution by
Henry Huberts, of Urlstol, proposing
that "the automobile tax l?e raised to SI
per horse power. wer<- the high points
in jeaterday'.s session of tlu? annual
convention of the Virginia Good Hoads
Association.
Tlic need for bettor highways in % r
;;inist was brought forcefully to Ui- .t
leiition of the delegates aMscmblcJ by
.t half-dozen speakers. At tho ban
uuet last night .la< ;< 1 of l.ynch
.uirg. declared that Virginia will no
be able to get good roads or to ad
vance tho State to the place it should
occupy in rank with other Common
wealths unless people back what -is
good, what is noble, what i* high and
what will tend to keep peace.
Need of c.%? n a few good roads, which
.?re hard surfaced, am] which will .stand
up in rain or drough, conectlng the
center of the State with other sec
tions w a a oxpresslcd by Mr. I.ee.
Mr. Leo was one of the rpea"kers who
made short addresses in the absence
of Governor John J. Corn well, of Wet:t
Virginia, who itt ill at his home with
4 cold.
Ailvornlfi Ills I'roxrim.
He was preceded bj* Major William
A. Anderson, of I a xington, who de
claret) that what Virginia needs is a
S100.0U0.010 procram for building ro?ds.
which will supply most of those whleh
are required.
"We must educate the people to stand
more taxation," he said, making his
r?olnt that money to build roads must
??omc out of the pockets of the resi
dent* of the State.
"Every dollar which is appropriated
by the Federal government for good
roads should be matched by a dollar
from th* people of thp Mention in which
the road Is to bo built, so thtt twice
ojj much can b? constructed and be of
benefit ip all." he concluded.
A total or delegates to the con
vention were served last night. The
main dining-room of the hotel had
been reserved and was tilled. Before
the speeches an orchestra played the
national anthems of the United States
and Prance, while Old Glory was low
ered from a wire across the room, and
a vocalist sang the nones'.
S. I>. I^upton. president of tho associa
tion. acted as toasttr.astcr and intro
duced the speakers,
Nnununn Vnnble to Attend.
During the afternoon session it was
announced that Sfnitor Claude A.
Swanson. who was to have del'vered
the principal address, could not be pres
ent. Mrs. Swanson being ill In Minne
sota. find he having1 gone there.
Several others however, made talks
on varying Interests of good roads The
first was H. G Shirley, secretary of thn
IliehwHv Industries Association. of
Washington.
He declared that the matter of good
roads had passed bevond the control
of the county :< nd State. It is now
a national problem, and as such there
should be some one pa'.d by the Fed
eral government whose f-ole duty It
would be to look after th* need of bet
ter roads all over the United States.
Such a man. he declared, would be of
gre<at use. for he could suggest and
dan roads which would benefit larger
. ommunities.
Mr. Shirley pointed out that while
the Federal State aid hill has undoubt
edly been of great help to many com
munities. it has a joker, in that the
central government will not appropri
ate money for tho construction of roads
which cannot be used in rural mail ser
vice. Such a bill, he declared, while
benefiting many, deprived others of j
good roads, for the Federal roads must
he the shortest possible for the use
of the mail trucks, and will not be of
help to all.
VrKM National System.
Need of a national highway system
:s great, lie said The State highway
engineer should build roads which will
be of benefit to the State and the na
tion and not any one particular eom
munity. The Federal aid to the State
is similar to the State aid to the coun
ty. and all should co-operate In proper
use of the rnonev appropriated, he
said.
Virginia, he declared, will not got
the share of prosperity due her unless
she builds good toads. Many are the
natural endowments of the State, he
said, but the gifts which nature has
given cannot be turned into money un
less there is a proper system of bard
surfaeed roads leading into all parts
of the State.
Senator J'. E. West was another
speaker of the afternoon session. He
declared that there must be larger ap
propriations by tho Federal government
for road construction. The people must
talk results, he said, and put up enough
money to get them by education and
agitation.
Given I'eople Their Money Ilnck.
The Federal government has taken
away from the State most of Its large
sources of Income by taxes, such as
the Inheritance and income taxes, and
the people should demand of tho cen
tral government more of their money
back In the form of appropriations for
good highways. Ilo concluded by de
claring that a bond issue must be
floated in Virginia to get the needed
roads.
A. J. Tlatcheldcr, executive socrctarv
of the American Automobile Assocla
l on. declared that ho has quit routing
tourists through Virginia because of
the poor road conditions. Tie says ho
!,.ts traveled over a good part of tho
<tate. and nowhere are there places
"which havo moro beautiful scenery
than in tho Shenandoah Valley, or
vioro historic spots than nre to be
i,.tind all over the State, but, due to
the bad roads, it is almost impossible
tor tho tourist to get around.
N'ew Bngland was cited as an ex
ample of what good roads should l>e.
Ml of the States In that part of the
Union have adopted a universal sys
?,<m of route markings, havo hard
surface roads, and the money spent by
tourists runs up to as much as $50,000.
mjO during tho 150 days that automo
i.ilists run through the States.
Will Work <o Amend ConntHntlon.
S L?. I-iupton. president of the asso
ciation. said that tho organization Is
going to do two things?work for a
ehanirft in the Constitution of Virginia
which will permit bond issues for bet
? er roads, and then have the bond
issue. The change of these will be
taken up first and thoroughly finished
before the second Is taken up, as try
(Continued on" Second Page.)
Bryan Defines Two-Thirds
Rule for Casting Vote
WASH INUTO.Y, .Inn. 15.?"If the
t.ountltutlon were liclni; rewritten.
In the IIkIiI of prcnent-dny nenti
| nirnl, 1 think a innJority would lie
I nhie lu terminate h n?r," maid Wll
1 in??? JrnniiiKn llryan.
"1 hmr been linked how the Demo
? erntlc party could rnaltlr tin* tuft -
Jorlij- to caul the two-third* nrrr?
nary for to11fi<-tition. The nnnwer Is
thnt two - thirds of it quorum
van rntlOj- if a quorum in pren
i rut, in o|hrr words, n Ino-lhiriln
vote in two-thirds of tlione prevent
nnd voting'.
??The Democrat n simply by refon
IliK to >ote would mnke it ponallile
for a majority of the whole Semite
to f?Ht tbe t wo-1 li I rd.i vote necen
nury to ratification.
"If nny imp think* till* plnn I linve
outlined In a concennioii to the llc
piililicnn pnrty lie Iiun not thoiiKht
the nintter throuKli. Yielding to ihp
! majority in thin country doen not
mean either nil npprovnl of whnt the
majority diie? or the endintc of tin* ,
content. It in ??Imply the ncqiilen
eenee in tlie will of the majority,
I wliieli .leflernnn nnyn In the llrM mie
of the repuhiic, from which there in
no appeal except to force."
BUNKING POWER SCATTERED
NEW YORK LOSES MONOPOLY
ON FINANCES OF COUNTRY
Richmond linn Five of 1'JO National
Hanks \Mih Henoureen Above
Szn.tioo.noo.
I fly Associated I'r^ss.)
\\ ASHINGTON, .Ian. 15. ? Decentrali
zation of the country's banking power
, is indicated in an analysis of the na
j tIon's banking resourcon issued to
night by John Skelton Williams, Comp
>t roller of the Currency. ijf {h<> P!0
i national banks with resources above
| $-...000,000 each, twenty-two arc in
[.New York, wltlle, twenty year? ago. the
i statistics show, fourteen of the nlnc
! banks in tills class were located
I in that city. The 120 banks covered
i in the analysis are scattered in tiilrty
j tune cities as compared with the cen
tralization, of the nineteen large banks
I in live cities in 1
i Twenty-three banks having rosourcs
i above J2fi.00u.o00 each are in Maryland,
| the District of Columbia and the South-'
I e|7> States divided among the various
i cities as follows: Baltimore two, Wash
ington on.!. Richmond live .Norfolk one.
[Atlanta two, Nashville one, Douisvlile
i one. Birmingham one. New Orleans one
; pa lias tli rjye. llouston two. Fort Worth'
, two a^id Tulsa one.
| CLEMENCEAUMClDES
< TO MAKE RUN FOR THE
FRENCH PRESIDENCY
Premier Permits Friends to \
Place His iYamc Before To
days Plenary Caucus.
I By Associated Press.]
PARIS. Jan. 15.?Premier Clemen - I
ocau has accepted nomination for the |
| presidency of the republic, it was an- i
j r.ounced tonight.
M. Clemenccau formally authorized ]
his supporters to place his name be-'
fore the plenary caucus of the Con - 1
press of Versailles tomorrow, and <
promised that, if clected. lie would ac- j
i ept the mandate entrusted to him j
Supporters of the Premier immedi
ately decided to order ballots printed ]
hearing M. t'lemenceau's name. These i
will ^be distributed among the voters <
i at Versailles on Saturday, when the
, \ssembly convenes.
i Tonight's announcement was the
'"irst definite Information that Premier
Clemenccau would stand as a candi
date. although it had been assumed
generally that he would run for the
office or at least would not refuse to
serve if clected.
HOUSE HOPES TO ADJOURN
JUNE 5 BY SPEEDING UP
Regular Appropriations Hills May Taaa
llefore April 1, .Mondell
A ntiounccH.
. ..... IBy Universal Service. 1
WA&HIMJTON, Jan. 15.?leaders in
Congress are planning a final adjourn
ment of the present session by Satur
day. Juno 5, it was announced in the!
House lodiLy thy Republican Deador |
Mon-lell.
"W? ought to be able to pass the ;
last ot the regular appropriation bills!
through the iHouse not (liter than I
April 1 and earlier, if possible." said*
Mondell, "and I am very much in hope i
that we may be able to dispose of the I
business betore Congress and secure a
final adjournment by Saturday, June 5. i
"Just now the duty devolves upon us ?
to bend every effort and exert every!
energy in the direction of economy in
expenditure."
BUF0RD NEARS DESTINATION
Soviet Ark Will Itench llnltic I'orl To
day, Official** nt Washing
ton Announce.
[ Uy Associated Press.]
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.?The "Soviet
ark" Buford, carrying undesirable alien
deported from the Pnited States, will
rearh her European destination tomor
row, olliclals here said tonight. Thev
would not reveal the port to which
tiie ship is hound.
HARRY S. NEW IS GUILTY
Jnry Jlrinun In Verdict of Mnrder in I
Second Dcbtcc nt I<o?
A nudes.
[By Associated Press.] ,
DOS ANGEDKS. Jan. 15.?The jury
returned a verdict of murder in the
second degree in the case of Hurry s.
New here today. New was charged
with the murder of Miss Freda Desser
in July.
GREAT POSTAL BILL PASSES
I^nrgr-nt Pont-Office Appropriation
?Mennnrc on Record t'nrrlcs
JM?0,077.SnS for 1021.
[My Associated Press ]
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.?The largest
post-oillce appropriation bill ever pre
sented, carrying $tC0.077.SCS for main
tenance of the department dnring 1021,
was passed today by the House.
Will Tilt Lid Slightly.
>,SllJCAri0' ?Tan* 15*?Tho lid will bo
tilted only 'sllnrhtly at John Uarley
^rH-A?r ? ,n Chicago tomorrow night
according; \t o dry enforcement olllcerH.
.. a"lves. bringing with
It constitutional prohibition. It will
find few porsons in the cafes and sa
loona of the city, it was predicted.
TO
Visit of Commoner to Cnpitol Open
Declaration of Wnr on
President.
URGES TREATY RATIFICATION
Advises Democratic Senators Either
to Accept Rest Compromise Pos
sible or Dodge Vote and Let Re
publicans Win Out.
HV .IAMBS It. XOIHSE.
"WASHINGTON. .Ian. 10.?A visit to
j the Capitol by William Jennings Bryan
to urge Democratic Senators to agree
, with the Republicans on compromise
| reservations to the pcace treaty, and
? a bipartisan conference called by Sen
; ator Dodge to discuss the vital points
| in the Dodge reservations, were today's
i developments in the treaty situation in
i the Senate.
Mr. Bryan's appearance at the Capl
. tol was notice to the country that
: the fight between him ami the Presl
i dent for control of the party's policies
' Is on.
At the clo?e of the conference, Sen
ator Lodge said that although no real
progress toward an agreement had
been made, the outlook wag "consta
; crably improved."
Mr. Bryan also said the situation ap
. pcared to be "hopeful."
Ilrvott Acnlntt Witnon (iront.
j In .Mr. Bryan's talks with D?-n>o
? cratie Senators and in the meeting of
. Senator Hitchcock and others with the
Kep-iblican ifadera, there was one
point of unanimity which is regarded
as highly significant. -Mr. Bryan cur
? riod to the Capitol his disagreement
: with President Wilson <">n the question
of ratification and the Democratic Sen
ators who mft with Senator Dodge
also manifested a disposition to act in
dependently of the President In agree
ing to take the I.#odge reservations as
i the basis of compromise.
j Jn view o( the announced purpose of
the Republican majority to yield on
! none of the essential principles in
i volved in tlie Dodge reservations, it
> is apparent that if the Democrats
i agree to a modification of those reser
vations they will be agreeing to some
thing which the President will not ac
cept. By the same token, if the Demo
crats yield to Mr. Bryan's urging* for
compromise reservations, it. is likewise
apparent that they wiU.be "acting con
trary to the President's wishes. ? _ '
llrfin SoRK^nt.H U'ni Oilt.
If by cither process ratification
j should be accomplished, the President
; might refuse to submit the treaty to
! the other nations,
i Mr. Bryan In his talks with the Dcm
i ocrats submitted for their approval
two suggestions as to how they should
! act on the treaty. He advised that
i they either agr^e with the Republi
i cans on the best form of compromise
i obtainable and aUow the treaty to be
ratified, or absent^xhemsel ves when the
vote on ratification is taken, so that
the Republicans themselves might cast
I a two-thirds vote and ratify the treaty.
The effect of this course, Mr. Bryan
j pointed out. would be that the treaty
would be out of the way, the campaign
'? could be waged on other issues than
the treatey alone and the Democrats
would have a better position on the
treaty issue than if they were obliged
to make their campaign on the propo
sition of ratifying the treaty in its
I present form, as demanded by Presl
I dent Wilson.
j "These two reasons would help us at
j home as well as abroad and ought to
be sufficient to compel an agreement."
said Bryan. "I feel sure that the ex
pression from the public constantly
growing in number and force will com
pel an agreement among the eighty
one Senators who voted for ratification
in some form?at least, an agreement
| among enough to furnish the necessary
two-thirds majority."
FIGG DECLARES PRICES
FOR SUITS MUST SHRINK
Kederal Attorney Aucrta Government
Propone* to l.Nirn Came
of Advance.
[Hy Associated Press.]
CHICAGO, Jan. 15.?Members of the
National Association of Retail Cloth
iers were told today by Howard Figg.
special assistant to Attorney-General
Palmer in lighting the high cost of liv
ing. that prices would have to come
down. The present level and any in
crease could not be absorbed by the
public, he said.
"?While I am not predicting that
clothing prices are going down within
the next six months, I repeat that they
should go down. There is something
wrong somewhere, just where I cannot
say. I will add this, that the govern
ment is determined to find out just
where the trouble is.
"At the present rate of increase a
suit of clothes will be out of reach
of the average person. Prices today
make it impossible for many to buy a
suit. If prices don't go down the peo
ple will be unable to purchase and in
dustries will become idle."
Notice was served on the clothiers
hy Mr. Figg that profiteering must
stop. Mr Figg predicted a decrease
of 25 per cent in the cost of clothing
if all business arencies from sheep
and cotton raiser to retailer would co
operate with the government.
FLU STIRS CHICAGO UP
I'onr I)enth sond .'IDO Ciuie* Alarm
HehMli Authorities of
?Windy City.
I By Associated Press.)
CHICAGO. Jan. 16.?Chicago's in
fluenza and pneumonia situation to
da*- stirred the Health Department to
increased activity. Four deaths from
influenza and sixteen from pneumonia
and 390 influenza and 115 pneumonia
cases were reported during the day.
Health Commissioner Robertson will
divide 3.000 graduates of his nurse
schools into squads, and will have
nurses in every part of the city. As
soon as an influenza case is reported
the house wi'l l>o tagged.
At the Great Dakes naval training |
station 47.r? cases of Influenza were re- ,
ported today, but only one death has j
occurred.
RIOTING AT TOULON
I.'prislngM Are ('mined try InnuITlelent
llrcnd Supplier, Say* llertln
llepo rt.
[Hy Associated Press.]
LONDON, .Ian. 15.?A wireless dis
patch from Berlin aays that riots and
mutinies have broke out among tho
h'rench naval tforces and troops at. |
Toulon, the military and naval port
of France on the Mediterranean. The
uprisings were caused by Insufficient
bread supplies, tho message asserts
EUROPE FACES NEW ?,
RESULT Of SOVIET OBI
j
Allies Call Hurried Consultation at'?
Paris to Consider New Menace
to Nations.
POLAND MAY SOON FACE CHISIS
Bolshevist Armies, in Control of ;
European Russia, Evpected Soon
to Jjauneli Campaign Westward to
Recover Baltic Provinces.
(I5y Arsoclated Pres.*. J
LONDON. Jan. 15.?Before peace w'.th |
Germany is a week old the British
public has been 'brought up sharply j
against, the possibility of another '
war. j
Winston Spencer Churchill, Seere- ?
tary for War; Walter Hume Bong. {
First Bord o[ the Admiralty; Baron
Beatty, commadntr of the Grand Fleet,
and Field Marshal Sir Henry H. Wil- i
son, chief of tile imperial staff, left
London tonight, having been hurriedly
summoned to Paris for a consultation
witii Premier Bloyd George and other
British oitie.als there on important j
mi.itary and naval matters.
ltoishrvi.il Situation Menacing.
This summons is Inevitably con
nected in the public m.nd with the
semiofficial statement published today .
railing the attention to the threaten
ing situation in the Middle Bast as a
result oi Bolshevist military successes,
which have, given the Soviets virtual
mastery of the. whole of Buropean
Russia, for, although it is not yet eon
lirined that they have entered Odessa,
it is believed it cannot bo long -before
they are in full possession of the
coast regions in that vicinity.
By their victories the Bolshevist*?
ha.ve obtained command of enormous
supplies of food, raw materials, coal i
and rolling stock and other means of
1 transport of which they formerly were
in need.
.Mny Tnrn to Attack Poland,
j Speculation is active in the Bu
I ropcan capitals as to what will be
| the next move of the Bolshevists. It
I is regarded as certain that, tlushed
i with success, they will not be content
I with their present conquests, but will
! seek to extend Bolshevism either east
j ward or westward. Bxpert military
! opinion inclines to the belief that
their next move wilt be an attack on
; Poland and the Baltic states, and War
I saw dispatches to the I.ondon papers
! already Indicate that tlje Poles are
! fully anticipating such a move. . ..
| . The aov'fe'ti now .undoubtedly coin
> mand formidable forces, but not'.suf
| Hcient to warrant an attempt to ad
i vance both east and west. Against
I the likelihood of an attack on Poland,
j which, it is said, would be popular
i with the Red generals. Is the fact
i that the Bolshevist flanks would bo
| exposed on the north to an attack by
i the Betta and- mi the south to an at
tack by the Roumanians.
The semiofficial statement issued at
1 I/ondon today seems to indicate that
I the British government is more ap
i prehensive of a. move eastward, throat
I ening India.
; Within the next three months, says
a long semiofficial statement dealing i
i with Near Kasterrn affairs. Great
, Britain may be faced with a serious
! Bolshevist situation in the Near K.'nt.!
which would mean military commit-!
j mrnis. according to expert opinion j
; based on official advices from the thea
[ ters of war.
The Bolshevist occupation of Trans-!
j Caspia may be regarded ;is virtually i
j complete.
I JUBILEE CONVENTIONS
TO WATCH BIRTH OF
NATIONAL DRY ERA
j Reform Associations to Cele
brate Advent of Constitu
tional Prohibition.
,
flty Aasoclatod Prcsi]
j WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.?Inauguru
i tion of the nation's first saloonless year
1 will be celebrated widely tomorrow
night in Washington.
. National reform associations, holding
! jubilee conventions here, will hold
i numerous meetings throughout the day
and will watch the advent of consti
; tutional prohibition at 12:01 A. M.,
Saturday, with a dinner, at which At
torney-General Palmer will he another!
speaker. !
A lighter side, to The watch-night
celebrations will be portrayed at the
National Press Club, with the chief
?feature of the evening a skit, written
and produced by Washington eorres- j
pondents. entitled. "Water, Water j
Kvervw he-re."
Prohibition Commissioner Kramer
has virtually completed the organiza
tion, scattered throughout every State,
which will enforce constitutional pro
hibition. He and Commissioner Roper,
of the Internal Revenue Bureau,
charged with carrying out the liw.
have appealed to all law-abiding citi
zens to support this change in the basic
law of the nation, expressing confi
dence that co-operation will be received
from them and from State and muniei
nal authorities.
BLOOO TRANSFUSION STRIKE
QUICKLY ENDS IN NEW YORK
niood Fiirnlahrr* lleinnnd Increase of
$:m n l'lnt for Mfc-tJlvtng
Fluid.
[My Associated Press.)
N15W YORK. Jan. 15.?Men who se.n
their blood for transfusion operations)
struck for more, money today at the:
Flower Hospital. They demanded $55?
a plnl for blood, $00 more than theyj
received two weeks ago. since which ;
time the price has increased to $40. i
Student nurses responded as strike-j
breakers. Ten minutes after the strike:
started one nurse was on the operating;
table as a surgeon performed u trans
fusion. anil the hospital received a pint ?
of blood free. Two hours later the
nifse was attending n clinic.
The strike was broken. Professional I
blood donors were on the job today nt j
the old wage.
DELAYS BURNING IN EFFIGY |
Illlnrloux IniPvlilwil ScIn lOxeel.ilor on i
Vlre Intended for the Tem
perniipp Celebrn I Ion.
flty Associated l'r<!ss. J
ATLANTA, Jan 15.?Burning of John '
Bnrleycorn in effigy, planned by torn- I
peranee societies at a downtown cor
ner here tonight, was somewhat de
layed because o hilarious Individual;
prematurely made a bonflro of a pjle
of dry excelsior that was to have oeen
John "R.'s pyre.
police took a spectator to the sta
tion house accused of the burning, and
lodged against him a chargc of "drunk
and disorderly conduct."
I
Authorizes Cities to Tax Abutting
Property Owners for
Improvements.
OTHER PERMITS BOND ISSUES
Second Amendment Permits State
to Create Debt to Finance
Road Building.
To f>ermit citios and towns to levy
special assessments on abutting lan?l
owners for :!treet or other public local
improvements, .Senator J. T. Deal, of
.\orfolk city, introduced in the Senate
yesterday a Joint resolution calling for
the amendment of tiie State Constitu
tion to permit ?>f these special levies.
In the House of Delegatus, a resolu
tion wan ottered to amend the Consti
tution to make it possible for the estate
to issue bonds for road building.
Presentation of these Joint resolu
tions featured the second day's session'
of the General Assembly. In both
branches of the legislature, organiza
tion is being-perfected. The steering
committee of seven in the Senate an
nounced tiie standing committees yes
let day. Speaker Richard L. Brewer,
Jr.. will make known the standing com
mittees of the llouac shortly after it
convenes this morning at 10 o'clock.
Marl Prohibition llrjinrtmcnt Flw;hl.
It was learned last night that tho
1)111 providing for the abolition of tho
State Prohibition Department would!
probably be introduced today in the ]
House and similar action may follow j
sn the Senate. The tight over the dis- j
continuance of the Prohibition Dopart- (
ment and the amendment of the Con- 1
stitution to permit of the levying of j
special assessments are expected to be j
close and bitter.
Resolutions were passed in both tho
Senate and the House yesterday call
ing for the convening of the bodies at
10 o'clock today instead of at noon, as
on the first two days. It was also
derided by both the lower and upper
house to adjourn after the session to
day until Tuesday, as Monday Is Uie
anniversary of Dee's birthday, and a
holiday.
Kllmlnatc Important Kentnre.
According to the resolution Intro
duced by Senator Deal, section 170 of
the Constitution will bo ao amended as
to leave out the seixtcnoe which reads;
j. "No*. city T)r'\o*vn'sbail - Impose'-"any
tax or assessment upon abutting fand
owners -for street or other local public
I improvements, except for making and
improving the walkways upon then
! existing streets, and improving and
paving then-existing alleys, and for
either the construction or for the use
of sewers, and the same, when Im
posed, shall not be in excess of the
peculiar benetits resulting therefrom to
suuh abutting land owners."
Senator Jullnn Gunn Introduced in i
the Senate a bill providing that the i
Prison Association of Virginia convey j
to the State for control, operation and i
management the Daurel Industrial
Scliooi for Boys.
Senator Garrett offered bills for the
conveyance to the State of the Indus
trial Homo School for Wayward Col-'
or. d Girls, at Peake, Hanover County,
and the Virginia Manual l?abor School
for Colored Boys, at Hanover. All three
of the bills were referred to the Fi
nance Committee.
To Correct Krror* In Printing.
Delegate Stephenson, of Bath Coun
ty. submitted twenty-live bills in the |
lloutso from the Code Revision Com- j
mittee to correct typographical errors j
in the document. Senator Deedy of
fered four bills for amendment and ]
re-enactment of sections of the Code. I
Resolutions were adopted In both I
houses providing that members of the
Assembly be furnished with copies of .
the Code and that two be furnished j
to the Attorney-General.
Delegate J. Dindsay Gordon. of
Liouisa. offered a joint resolution urg
ing members of the Senate and the
House not to Introduce identical billd
in both branches at the same, time be
cause this procedure would encumber
the records and congest the calendars.
Tho Senate concurred in thl3 resolu
tion. It was set forth in the resolu
tion that similar bills often cross each
other in going from one house to the
other and the Governor often has to
veto one of them to prevent the Acts
ot' Assembly from containing dupli
cate lepislatlon.
Former Speaker (Jrwtii Ilody,
During the day's session In the
House. Speaker Brewer presented Har
ry R. Houston. Speaker for the last
two sessions. Mr. Houston congratu
lated old and new members on the
personnel of the body.
Half salaries for teachers In the
public schools during the summer va- j
cation will be paid if a bill Introduced t
yesterday by Delegate Samuel D. Uok- j
ers is passed. Park P. Deans, of l?ie
of Wight, offered a bill requiring the
inspection of gasoline, benzine and
naptha under tiie supervision of the
Commissioner of Agriculture and ini- !
posing a tax' of one-fourth of 1 per |
cent on all gasoline inspected.
Would CliniiK'* County'* Name.
A bill sponsored by Delegate K. T.
Bondurant. would make all constables,
sheriffs and chiefs of police in cities
and towns special prohibition officers.
Delegate Jesse offered a bill which
would change the name of Alexandria
County to Arlington County, because
Arlington Cemetery, where General
Robert K. l.ec i? buried, is located |
there.
.Members of both the House and the
Senate gathered on the south portico
of the r'apitol after adjournment yes
terday and were photographed in sepa- j
rate group?. I
LEAVES PORT OF FHJME
UNDER CONTROL OF LEAGUE i
Premier Mttl Dcclnre* Solntlou of |
Problem I* \ow I p to
Jugo-SIn vn,
(Ity Associated Press.] v;
PARIS, Jan. lf>.?The settlement of"
the Adriatic question now lies exclu
sively with the Jugo-Slavs, Premier
Nitti of Italy, siid this evening, as
the agreement# which was sent to Bel
grade for approval yesterday, shows
that France, Great Britain and Italy are i
In complete accord, it has been com
municated to Washington, where it is
hoped it will receive favorable In
dorsement.
Referring to the text of the com
promise. Premier Nitti said that Italy
offered to leave the port of Flume and i
the railways at Sussak under control
of the league of nations.
To Kitrnd Mall Mnfu.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.?lOxtenslon
to all mail llni?s of tho space basis
system In paying tho railroads foi
transporting the mails was proscribed
In new regulations issued by the In
terstate Commerce Commission today
In deciding complaints of the railroad.t
for changed methods of compensation.
Prince S.lh Eggs to
B.ing Down Prices
?_ i
I AII IS, Jnn. |.i.?Tltp l<'rrncli fnp
miirkct rcrrlvril n scniu t iorui I jolt
(null) . \\ lion -I.U royal I?IkIii,c.sn."
I rlnoc I.<mis <|i- lloiirboii. dircct lirlr
, r'?' King*. entered the lien-fruit
Holt!, Iloodlllfc Ilir mnrkcl ullli froxli
<K^?i rc,'"r''*l'ri,nk i ntr |niv price*.
"Micro In too profiteering In
cr?? tlicjto ?ln j n," the prince ?in
ln?i'.r . ;I,V '?<el ligen t poultry
i! f ? *, a^r ""wrdrd In miiln
'??? 1l.,rn." ?< <l'o <?<>?( of | oent
uallj. Knoli lion Klvoa mo a mini
mum of l.ili rse* :tiinunII)*. Tliere
"ill make wood profit* at Mliirlidy
,n,'r - cent* II|iloco.
"Owing lo I lip oxcollcncc of the
result* I ii,,vo achieved no fnr, I
nrmVl, ,,rv",r n,J""-lf ??? Poultry
In ruling on n Inru'O nciile. I ?hnll
"apply not only Krnnre, |(lit enter
tlie ox port field."
MRS. MILLHISER INCREASES
GIFT TO RICHMOND COLLEGE
Mrmurinl to Son \VI,? |?ipd jn Service
an?l <?irl*' Dormitory fo ilr
Hull! nt (Mkt,
\<mZ the :rairuetlon ?r thc n?=cr
Mlllhl.scr Memorial Gymnasium at
Kichmond College, the sum of ?100.000
?s now available. This total was
reaeHed yesterday who. Mrs. Clarence
.dlllhtser supplemented the $00,000 "ift
tin Jnn ,husbnnd wlth --v donation of
U0.000 for the erection of a modern
college gymnasium in memory of. thoir
son, itoger, a former student of Rich
mond College, who died while in ser
vice.
Announcement of the gift by Mrs.
.VHlhisor win made last night by Or
leeo nnH?<a.tV"ris,htMM0t "Ichmomi Col
!? ^"i J-oIonel I homa.s l>. McAdum**
i"u iS"!:irjjfe
-v..rrk ssiij'sKr,"';;
-He
co.icgo Sffwlon next September
or ????? lo acl'??>'?odate numbers
ki.?oa'i' t? feKiSlti?'a"
teg: ww?if WinV^th. nioh,t'',r,a c'?i:
^^'" "oryy'in C
win us
llio lookers will br 'a thJ?e. PurPoae.
:K?srt#p?
Millhisir. li.Tt win r??V to U"Z?r
icge teams uili bo preservbd!0" C?'"
DEMOCRA TIC CA UCUS
FOR SENATE LEADER
ENDS IN TIE VOTE
Senator Smith Refrains From
Voting ami Carter Class
May Break Deadlock.
nT ?<s,TTv.^M,?*??ciHt?d I'rcas.J
?Senators l'? cauius "Vi'dayw?7e 'i
&??? Z?|k\ .?nd l or ?;?
i.?Ti;ebrv.fi!;? ?l'h0s?Al,?,rook,n,l,l.i woi,ij
SnU* ass,
of South'" Dakota'.arslnatnoVs0rnJi?ohn?OIi'
Q.I refri.h.eiP f^onV vnt tni?
??t?s say coal miners
will not KEEP CONTRACTS!
I rcNldcnt'M ComiiilNsslon nnd* Format i
enringN iinil AilJtiiiraM to Study
l'nken. |
\\r teiftJ.'K^"^clalet! I'rcsia.]
ZuTJZV, ?Wl,"?,d,"y- "fkl""'">"'?r:
oSk'.oVV o;?> i
n".kw y^SUSTri^^SS- ,tsi I
the mine workers are irre?*non>iiM? ?
hi. association, and will no k' ' ' .^ '
wage oontraets which they Lt, i
n? boha fronf;Vhiy "Kk,*,11 ,h0 c?mml?j|on'
methods^0/ nnking01!^0^^
enforceable, ovon to the extent VrVdti
am mending legislation to Con"rM3.
INDICT BRTdeToR MURDER
Tame, f m>oII n^d~\V|fe llold tor ,
Slaying of Ktfward J. Knelp I
in Itochcslrr,
ROCH RST^kViI'^n'8 Y^tla n *" 15 r !
r. OTell and his eiihtoo^^nr^K. 1
bride were indiotori by th?> icrand Jury
today for the murder of Br! ward 1
Krielp, whose killing thev have con
7lJh,,y w?l' be arraigned In a
. It Is assumed thev will
nroh* "i?.1 ?"??ty and that an attorney,
probahly Klmer Shaffer, will oc as
signed to defend thorn.
\
i Friends of Judge Southall An
nounce His Withdrawal Be
fore Caucus Meets.
FIGHT ON PETERS POSTPONED
?
Choice of Prohibition Commis
! sioner Passed By?Other State
Officers Renominated.
j
j Congressman E. W. Saunders, of the
I Fifth District, was last night nomin
{ ateel by tin: joint Democratic caucus to
i succeed Judge Stafford G. Whittle, of
I Ilcnry County, as judge of the Supret.vj
I Court of Appeals of Virginia.
Nomination of a Commissioner of
I Prohibition was passed by.
These were the outstanding features
of the caucus, which was called for
tho purposo of nominating a successor
to Judge Whittle and other Circuit
i Court judges and four State ofllcers.
Mnny Visitor* In (iallcrln,
, That the matter of nominating a
? Commissioner of Prohibition would
? come before tho caucus became known
| during the late afternoon, and tho
suats reserved for visitors in tho gal
1 lerv ot' tne hall of tho House of Dele
gates were filled some little tlmo be
, ii)i i* the hour scheduled for the delib
erations to beg.n, in anticipation of a
i possible contest between the "dry" and
? "wot" forces.
j Nomination of Judges and other State
i officers out of the way. James H. Pr.ec,
j member of tho House from the city
of lUchmond, and chairman of the
caucus, asked for nominations for tho
, office of Prohibition Commissioner.
I Parka Deans, delegate from Isle of
' Wight, was on his feet before the last
1 words had d.ed on the Hps of the ohair
' man. He moved that the matter be
i ..iissed uv. An "aye" and "no" vote
,vas taken, and the resolution was car
ried.
Speculation In IlJfe.
Delegate Deans Is a supportor of
Prohibition Commit1 er J. Sidney
1 P.ters, and epecula. instantly was
rife as to -wh t- prompted the "dry
forccs in desiring the matter Ao go over
.iintrad of being determined last night.
Tho argument ? advanced that,
on account of tho uncertainty whifcli
pervades the atmosphore with respect
to retention or abolition of the De
partment of Prohibition, the House la
not ready to name a commissioner for
an olllee that, if tho recommendation
of Governor Davis is heeded, will bo
abolished.
Commissioner Peters' term of office
expires September 1, 1920. The Com
missioner of Prohibition is elected by
the General Assembly for a period of
two years. ... . .
Tho matter of nominating a judgo
of the Second Judicial Circutl and tho
Corporation Court of Buena V.sla also
went over. The last namod court will
become a Circuit Court, and Judgo
; James I>. Skl.emorc. of the second
! circuit, the incumbent, has announced
determination not to offer for re
election. Tho matter of selecting hid
successor will wait for a time.
No Fight on State Officer*.
Stato officers were renominated to
succeed themselves, as follows:
Auditor of Public Accounts?Charles
Lice Moore, of the city of Alexandria.
Second AuUitor?Koseweil Pago. ot
Hanover County. , . ' ...
Kegiater of the Dand Ollice?John \\ .
Superintendent of Public Printing
Davis Bottom. .
Corporation Court of the. City of
llristol?Judge Floyd H. Koborts, to
succeed himself. .
Corporation Court of the City o.
Kadford?Judge Robert L. Gardner, to
succeed himself.
Sixth Judicial Circuit?Judge \\ ;l
liaru It. Darksdalc, to succeed him
self
?tenth Judicial Circuit?Judge R.
Carter Scott, to succeed himself.
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit?Judge
ID. Gardiner Tyler, to succeed himself.
I eighteenth Judicial Circuit?Judge
| Henry W. Holt, to succeed himself.
Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit
juuge Fulton Kegley, to succeed him
self.
Judge Southall Q.ults Itnce.
Friends of Judge Robert G. Southall.
of Amelia County, the only other con
testant in the race for the seat va
cated by tho resignation of Judge
Whittle, announced last night before
i he caucus that Judge Southall had
withdrawn from tho contest, declaring
iihat he would not enter the caucus
i with only thirty-?tx votes pledged to
I him. , ....
| Tho terms of judges nominated last
I night begin February 1. It was stated
I thai tho formality of election probably
j will take place not later than next
; Friday. . .
Nominations lor judges of the fol
! lowing courts, whose terms will not
begin until next year, were not made
1 .asi night, .ilthough it was expected
I hey would be:
Corporation Court of the city oi
Alexandria. Incumbent, Judgo Louis
C. Bailey. , t .
I Corporation Court of tho city of
(Charlottesville. Incumbent, Judge A.
D. Dabney.
I Corporation Court of the clty^ Oi
Danville. Incumbent, Judge K. Hal
ion Brown. . ,
! Corporation Court, Part I , of the
city of Richmond. Incumbent. Judgo
David C. Richardson.
Ilnmley (lulls Klglit.
! Sam Burnley, who had announced
| himself In opposition to John W. Rich
ardson, as Register of the I>and Officc,
I withdrew from tho contest prior to
tho caucus laet nignt.
Senator George T. Bison, of Plttsj. -
I van la County, presided and rapped the
caucus to order. John W. \\ llllain?.
?lt.rk of the House, called the roll. Ab
sentees numbered Ave. James Price
was elected chairman and J. Sinclair
Brown. Delegate from Roanoke County,
, was made secretary of the caucus.
After a session of exactly thlrty-tlv?
minutes. Senator Walter TansU Oliver,
of Fairfax County, moved that the
caucus adjourn.
The deliberations wore materially
expedited by adoption of a resolution
offered by Floor In%ador Willis, o.
Uoanoke City, who moved that nom
inating speeches he limited In length.
This had the effect of cutting oft a
Hood of oratory. Mr. Willis made r.Js
motion because many of the members
desired to catch trains ^for their homes
last night.
Career of New Supreme Court JoJue.
Kdward Watts Saunders, who wa-j
elected to tho Supremo Court bench, Js
a Democrat of Rocky Mount. Va Ho
was born In Franklin County, Octob. r
25. 1*60. and has always resided in that
county. lie was oducated At bom* At

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