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Tlnie?-UlM1Utell.
Absolutely Fireproof.
TUESDAY. APK1D 20. 1920.
Truck farmers of Beaufort, S. C., wire j
Washington that unless railway transporta- |
tion is opened their lettuce crop will be lost, i
A repetition of the famous injunction. "Let
tuce have peace."
The government will stop buying Liberty I
bonds in the open market after July 1. It i
is time it was doing so; the market value j
of the bonds has been declining ever since j
the government commenced buying them i
up.
It does look as if we are getting back to
pre-war and norma! conditions when we see ]
half a dozen nations of Europe feinting at j
and threatening each other and manifesting
quarrelsome dispositions over the disposi- I
tion of Turkey.
As a great pattern-making company is j
acquitted of the charge of maintaining a j
monopoly, its wares are on sale again with j
a rush, and the married men oucc more will |
be finding around the house paper produc
tions compared with which his income-tax
formula was a simple and tntsy proposition.
Representative Overstreet, of Georgia, I
crippled the footwork of I lie Democrats,
maneuvering for the corner in economy, !
when he fought for a $500,000 appropria- j
t|on for Tvbee Island, off Savannah, and ?
Mr. Slcmp. Republican, of Virginia, knocked 1
him out by proving that the place is chiefly
a pleasure resort and golf links.
With the Chicago hotels already booked
to the limit for the Republican National
Convention, the homes of some of the
wealthiest residents are m>w being offered j
at rents ranging from $500 to $:l.0rt0 a i
week. If free access to the cellars is in- .
eluded, there will be no trouble about them j
being taken without any grumbling at the :
price.
Old-time diplomacy resumes again at ?
San Remo this week the game of remap
ping Europe, with thinly camouflaged con- j
tempt for the latetv vaunted principle of j
self-determination for peoples who, for a
brief period, were encouraged to indulge a t
vain dream. And. sad to relate, America, ;
by its own consent, is there only as a |
looker-on
The Rhode Inland House of Representa
tives refused to allow the introduction of a
resolution Inviting the President to make
his summer home at Portsmouth, in that.
State. Rhode Island is against prohibition
and in favor 01 lipht wines and beer, but
since the President entertains about tl\e
same view.-, one i* at a loss to know what
grievance the Mouse of Representatives or
that State may have, that it should object
to inviting him io establish his summer
home in the city mentioned.
People in this country, after all. have
not been desperately alarmed or disturbed
by the railroad strike. The vast majority
of us have gone uhot.t our business as usual.
Let them look in the European press and
observe the stories of the occurrence as sent
abroad. Then they will understand why
the thrilling accounts of like events in Eng
land. France and Germany were not fol
lowed by the universal crashes and ii|f
heavals we wore led to look for In the next
editions.
As The Times-Dispatch indicated r.omo ?
lime ago. Governor Cox. of Ohio, is begin- ]
ning to loom up as one of the strongest I
available* for the Democratic nomination j
for the presidency. If nominated, he would j
likely carry Ohio over any man the Re- 1
publicans put out. and, besides, he pos- j
Besses elements of strength that would
.bring him tremendous support in many |
States which are normally doubtful. He is
generally bound in fundamental Democracy,
and unless the Saii Francisco convention
is willing to accept that type of Democrat,
it might as well not name a candidate.
Republicans are making a heavy boom
erang against themselves with elaborate re
ports and Epcechea on the cost-plus "senn
dala" in the building of the sixteen canton
; menta. The only real guilt they prove is.
against the labor that ^lackered out of the
draft and then struck, loafed and cheated
on the Job. While it may be true, us
charged, that the cantonments cost $206,
_000,000. and they contractors got nearly
<8,000,000 in fees after Aiaking the work
cost?$50,000,000 too much, the public sense
Of fair piny will realize that it was rush
nntl emergency work under disturbed and
uncertain conditions-, and that, after all is
'he unprecedented feat of housing
J ,neH ,n n'nety days was accom
plished.
Wesson of tho Glen Allen Tragedy
pOUIt more precious human lives have
, *cen !K,id aB " "art ?f 'lie blood price
o \ lrginiu's failure tiy compel the rnil
loads to guard their grade crossings prop
erly. Haw many already have been paid,
perhaps no one knows, but it is a gruesome
total. How many more will be paid before
the State realizes its obligation to its citi
zens and takes the necessary legislative
steps to abolish tho thousands of death
traps such as that at Glen Allen, scene of
Sunday s slaughter?
(?ranted that this latest grade-crossing
horror was easily preventable, thut it mav
have been directly traceable to a youthful
driver s carelessness, still that fact does not
relieve tho railroad company from the onus
of these deaths in not having made them
impossible, nor does it relieve the State
from the charge of negligence in not com
pelling the railroad to do what it has failed
to do of its own accord. Repeatedly bills,
providing for the compulsory establishment
of guards, gates, or the installation of sig
naling devices have been introduced in tho
General Assembly, hut always sufficient in
nuonce has been brought to bear against
| them to encompass their defeat. The rail
| roads have urged that passage of such a
| measure would cost them tens of thousands
of dollars. Of course, it would! Hut shall
they be permitted indefinitely to balance
their dollars against the State's own flesh
and blood?
In the territory contiguous to Richmond,
and the statement holds true of practicallv
every section through which a railroad
runs, there are scores of these death traps,
and through each of them dailv hundreds
of automobiles and other vehicles pass.
I here is nothing to warn drivers of the
approach of a train, no gates, no signaL*.
and in all too many cases view of the tracks
is so obstructed thai, it cannot be seen until
the front wheels of tho car are almost
upon them. That is the case at Glen Allen,
whore a building on one side cuts off the
view to the north, and one on Hie other
side cuts it off to the south. It is the case
at Grcendalc, a mile nearer Richmond,
where, between a building on one .side and
piled-up railroad ties on the otlrer, it is
impossible to observe the approach of a
train from the south. It is the case at
Dumbarton, it is the case at the Highland
?ark crossing over the Chesapeake and
Ohio, it is the case at scores or other grade
crossings, and the wonder is that, instead
01 ati occasional tragedy, there is not one
every day. At many of these crossings
where buiidiAgtt, piles of lumber Or similar
obstructions do not interfere with the visi
bility of trains, the same dangerous result
lias been attained by hedges or other thick
iindergrowth that has been permitted to
grow to tho very edge of the tracks, and
thus form a hazard for every person who
has to drive across them.
these conditions have been the same for
years. With each recurring fatality they
are pointed out. but nothing has b?ou dour,
to remedy them and make them safe for
travelers along the Slate's highways. Main
tenance of guards and gates at all hut tho
most dangerous crossings is Impracticable,
hut the installation of electric, signals is i
practicable and the cost would not be pro- j
hibitive or beyond reason. Other States
have enforced their use, and what they
have done for the protection of life Vir
ginia can and, in the continued indifference
<>t Hie railroads, should do. If the Clen
Allen tragedy brings it to a sense of its duty
toward the public, then the pitiful sacrifice
or these lives will not have, been in vain.
Laying in foul Early j
f)N'K ,,r lhc most difficult of fuel problems
V-' 111 this country lins been to Induce the !
larger coal consumers to buy their year's
supply in a season when mining was simple
and delivery was easy. Coal associations, |
the government and either interests have
pleaded with the users of coal for years to
buy early, to till their bins during the spring
and summer and leave the winter supply
free to those consumers who. for physical
reasons, could not store more than a mod
erate amount of fuel.
Senator Prellnghuyson. chairman of the
Senate committee on coal, has studied this
problem from all its angles. He has carried
oil extensive inquiries into the business and
has come to the conclusion that consumers
must he induced to lay in the coal stocks (
when deliveries can he most expeditiously i
effected; otherwise the country will go
through each succeeding winter with coal
shortages and industrial interests will sus
tain the most serious lossos in production.
In an eltort to persuade the country that
spring mid summer is the tini<\ of the year
to buy coal. Senator Frelinghuysen has in
troduced a bill in the Senate establishing a
preferential railroad rate on coal shipped
during the summer months. ".My bill " the '
Senator say?, "will provide that the rail-1
roads shall publish their coal tariffs with
the interstate Commerce Commission as at.
present, but during the summer months the
rates shall he 15 per cent lower than the
tariffs and in the winter months it shall be
15 per cent higher. In other words, the
man who lays in his coal during the summer
will get .Jo per cent cheaper transportation
rates than ihe man who waits until winter
to buy his fuel. The difference should re
sult in a heavy demand during the summer
season, spreading distribution over the en
tire year, instead or producing an excessive
demand in the winter. My bin would also
prohibit railroads from commandeering coal
shipper] over their lines, destined to private
consumers."
'his bill will find a favorable response
from 'lie country generally. The railroads
w.ll oppose it; first, because some of them
will feel that their revenue will be cut bv
the preferential rate. and. second, because 1
1 y w,? hc deprived of the commandeer
ing privilege, but railroad interests have no
right to stand in the path of a piece of
legislation designed to benefit the country as I
a whole. ?
North Carolina's profound statesmanship I
U ari,iK to offend the pof.Mblc woman vote'
w-h.le mortally dreading the possible waste
?? fu . seat in ihe National Democratic
alternal'ive.' ^ ??""'? ?
depart in on t of the military
thin 1 ? ? dental corps. Positions in
this are sought *o much that a man must
have a good "pull" to land
SEEN ON THE SIDE
Br JlBMlY KDWAKD WARNKlt
The I'uratilt.
There is one Thing: I yearn for:
Tin looking all around
To find tliut Thins 1 burn for.
All other Tli in km l'j spurn for.
And it cannot be found:
I've searched it in the heavens.
I've sought in in the sea.
And all In vain J search again ?
It will not come to inc.
In love's fair mnile I've hunted,
In anger's chilling face;
I've searched Death's gates unda nted.
Arid ??emeteries liaunted?
Vve sought it in the sen.
I've followed the horizons
And trailed the setting sun.
And fruitless kept my course, nor slept
With this Great Quest not won.
Whore ride the dead In battle*
I've trailed the Thing 1 crave;
I've searched tho baby's prattle.
I've followed Death's la/=t rattitV
And searched beyond the Gravel
And ?t41l the Tiling eludcis me.
And still I search, for 1
Have set my mind, and 1 MUST find
Thai Thing 10 cents will buy!
Hoornyt
We've got the greatest, joke on our dentist:
He pulled n perfectly sound tooth for us by
mistake, and we don't have to pay the bill!
Cupid's worst enemy, a pragrapher says, is
II. <*. 1?. Yeah, but Mfcten. Mister: Cupid
doesn't have to eat or wear clothes:
Same's an Ante.
The regular customer sighed as he slipped
the barber .t.r> for tho cut. 20 for the tonic.
60 for the massago and 10 for instance.
"It irin't the first cost of a head of hair that
bothers a fellow," he sa>id, buttoning up his
pocket. "It's the maintenance after you get
it."
Solomon advised us to emulate th* Ilea and
the Ant. showing that he was a wise man;
then he hud .".00 woniin, which raises an awful
doubt agaiii.
'l"ho French Wlttf rlr.
?We don't know what it means, but It ay
Helsner reproduces a popular song in Paris
which seems to say something about "after
the war is over," with reference to the Ameri
can soldiers and the French girie. Anyhow,
it looks good, and hero it is;
"Apres ie gucsrre est finie,
.Soldats America in partis.
Ma'mzelle Francu:se
Heaucoup pleurer,
Aprcs le guerre est tlnie."
These llayx.
"What's this I hear about little Bo-Pce|??" '
dotniinded .lolin Peop. the blacksmith.
"rflie's lost her sheep, Daddy, anil sh* can't
tiud 'em." said Mrs. Peep. sadly. .?
'?Well, I'll be hanged!" The old man wast
plainly vexed, ".lust as I wjs working up an
appetite for mutton chops, too. . . . Well,
fix up some of that beef stew from yesterday
and patch my punt.", anyhow. I've got to go
out to u Consumers' Prosperity l.eague meet
ing."
Practical Knonouij,
Head Our New Ilook: "Practical Economy,
or The Art of Saving on tt 1 ^ Things." Gives
you a list of all free imports, such as radium.
Tells you how to detect flaws in white dia
monds, how to tell a real pearl, how to keep
from tearing a silk stocking, how to make
pate de foi gras. where anil when to buy
Norweigian grouse.
No housekeeper should be without our
chapter on Furs, with a special treatment of
ermine, silver fox and sables. Silks, satins,
broadcloth . . . all these necessities
treated of In exienso.
Save pennies on the Httle things, and the
bip things like eggs. coal, bread, r'.nthing, etc.
will take cure of themselves.
The Habit.
It wa-s growing to lie such a regular thing
that she couldn't help it.
He grabbed the receiver off the hook.
"Number, please?" said the girl, cheerily.
"Central," he siUd, "CJimrae Mr. Busy's tele
phono a dozen times right off and get it out of
your system, and then call M'lin 2243-W and
lemme finish when I get started, will yuli?"
There was a buzzing, u blur, a spitting of
power, ami back came the answer:
"Mr. Busy's busy. Mister!"
From Other Viewpoints I
'?llltln'i Maine My Hoy <o He n Soldier**
Cnmf* llnek.
IIY AI.FItT'.n II. Wll.1,1 AMS.
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Probably the most deadly weakness of the
Democratic party has been tendency to at
tempt to apply stern, bold and rugged prin
ciples with limid and milksop policies. More
than a century ago Jefferson accused the Fed
eralists oC preferring "the. calm of despotism
lo the boisterous sea of liberty" and somebody
retorted that he sought lo embark on that
troubled and dangerous oca without expe
rienced navigators or strong tackle. T)ial un
happy traditional trait is Illustrated now by
Democratic opposition to universal military
training. It is rather absurd, too. In some of
i4s aspect". Southern statesmen shouting for
wonuvji suffrage, giving the vote to colored
women or trusting to some mystic power to
prevent them from using it, shoiit,ncxt breath
of the danger of giving the colored man mlli
tu.ry training. It is like the old Vardaman '
shriek of "the vile n'Igger," accompanied al
ways by fresh laws or mob violence against
emigration agents to prevent them from tak
ing "the vile niggyr" out of our way.
Precisely the same argument used to pre
vent'1'the negro from military training would
apply to debar him from all schools. We ac
cept?on the surface, at least?the theory that
education will make him a better citizen.
Then we deelnre bitterly that to teacli hbn
discipline, personal sanitation, orderly habits
of life and how to help defend the country in
case of need will make him a dnnger. The
South is posed in the inlserablo position of
demanding that the n-ition stand impotent
before any quick and strong assault because
we dare not teach the negro to be a soldier.
We were trying mighty hard to teach him just
tluit two years 020 and hurrahing lustily when
he came forward to lie taught. l/Ot's try to be
straightforward and honeBt with ourselves
and be rid of some of the old mushy, hide
bound. provincial stuff and the stupid, flimsy
oamoutluRe that fools nobody. People In llie
South who feel or are young enougli to liv> In
the present and look forward a Mttle are
deathly sick and weary of shabby and thread
bare fallacies solemnly mouthed In sloven
phrases and clownish Knglish.
Three years ago we were appraising, with
litter rruiles. the tinkling nothingness and
childish gabbling of Mr. Bryan's million free
men springing to arms in a day.. We saw
they didn't spring in many days. If they had
wanted to spring, they had no mean* of
springing to do any good. Fifty per cent of
the replacement troops sent to the depleted I
f:ont after St. Mshiei?many of them from the
South?did not know how to load or fire their
rifles, according to the testimony of Colonel
Donovan, of the New York Sixty-ninth. If
they hud been put immediately before an ene
my they would have been butoherod without
chance to defend tnemanlves. The South Is
being made to represent perpetuation of that j
condition. * ^
Our statesmen awaggtr and swaahbuclcler
\
to catch a few votes and affront Groat ltrltaln
and Ju(ian. The Knglish could jump on us
next week and go to Washington faster than
they did in 1812, when they sent John Ran
dolph. of Roanoke, skedaddling. after ho had,
given a Bryan line of talk. The same states
men appeal to tho mush poultice and sloppy
sentltnent with* whines to spare our boys
from militarism and the curse of war hy leav
ing them an?l us exposed to the murder and
horror of war and the edianie' and ruin of
?subjugation. Nations and individuals to do
m:\n work must have matt equipment and
training. The* Democratic party asks the
nation to assume the giant task of putting
the, world to rights while standing linked,
fatuous, fat, efTerrrinate. tempting and offen
p.'ve, whimpering to ourselves, ilko sniveling
imbeciles, of being somehow immune. Wis at
tempt the ridiculous combination of world
boss and bully and Quaker. ?
Health Talks by Dr. Brady
Pnt Folk* Have a llriirt. ?
^Copyright. ia:o. by Xa t'l, Newspaper Srrvlco.)
Read the title to suit yourself, with or
without a comma after the folks. I mean it
bo lb ways.
Now this Karell regimen and all of that
reduction business is for people who are defi
nitely unquestionably fat. not for young wom
en who yearn to rKceiiiblc those caricatures
they hang clothes <111 to make tho credulous
sex feel that there is always something better
than what they've got.
I do not advise even frankly fat little girls
end boys to attempt any reduction regimen
save by the direction of their own personal
medical attendants. Therefore 1 will not send
the Kjrell regimen or other instructions about
reduction lo any reader who has the earmarks
of being a Miss and falls to make known her
nge. height and weight. It' she Is a .Mrs. I
don't care how young she may be, she is wel
come to all the information I can -Rive her
about reduction, and I don't, rare how skinny
she may he either, liut little boys and littio
Kirls arc not -to ask me to help them reduce.
They nr?? to ask their own doctors, if they
think thy ouglu to reduce?and sometimes
they ought.
It seems to be a characteristic of the lovely
sex that no member id' It is ever satisfied with
her lot in life., if she Is skinny she wants J
to grow fat; IT she Is fat she wants to
srow skinny: and by jove. even if she is j
ideal in weight, for her age and height, she
still wants to crow skinny' 'Yes. sir. It's a
fart. I was mightily discomfited when Idis- 1
l-overed it. too. for there was no telling how
many tdo.il bits of restless fertninity 1 had J
started Karelllng and dieting in other ways to ;
reduce, all unbeknownst, trusting in my inno- i
cent way in the lady's unsupported assertion 1
that she was entirely too stout.
Here is a little table. Chesk yourselves, j
giris. Check yourself, and unless you are more ;
than 10 percent overweight under thirty years
? if age. please check your impulse to ask me 1
how you can reduce. Hut if you are even a
t?M nty-weenty bit overweight over thirty, tire
away: I'm always glad to help a lady live '?
longer. It seems that excess of weight within I
10 per cent of the average is rather a favor
able condition for persons under thirty; yes, !
and it makes them look a lot nicer too. Hut [
excess of weight above the average after the
age of thlfly is an unfavorable sign, a har
binger of short life, and an unbecoming blem
ish into the bargain. Tiie table begins with
age twenty. Hoys and girls under that age
not to write to me on this subeet.
20-30 vrs. r.U-40 yrs. 40-ii0 yra.
light. in. Mks. libs. Hbs.
(tit 1;125 130
ill 119 127 132
r,-j 121 12s i"*
i;? 124 130 136
r.? 127 nr. 140
r.r. l?o ntft 141
lit; 133 14 2 Its
1.7 137 ' 114 1*2
OS 14 2 t 17 l.'.j
<;<I : 14:. its 1...
70 117 153 100
For ony age tip to age 30 an excess of weight
amounting to one-tenth ot the figures men
tioned Is favorable.
The ptyfeet or ideal feminine is ?>?> incites
tall and weighs 1331 pounds at age 30.
All of the figures given represent weight
without clothing. A woman's clothing weighs
from *ix lo twelve pounds.
T.rt(era mmt irtve the nnnte and uddrosw of
tlie -writer. >?uie will not be published If
writer ?u rrqne?ta.
Kor t'xtrkril Clotliefc.
To t he lUtl it or or The Times-Dispatch:
Sir?Suppose vou change "Old Clothes to j
"l?atc.hed Clothes," then surely the ??Overall
Club" will admit the wearer. As the writer |
ha? always worn patched clothes he will beg
to be admitted and. feci perfectly at home. No
expense. "PATOlIbD CHOI HKS. ;
Ixjuisa, Va., April 10, 1320.
Why Not Tafif
To the Kditor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir.? With the campaign for the presiden- I
tial succession well under way, there is ap
parent no enthusiastic support or any candi
date seeking the nomination or either party.
The voicing of a popular choice is slgnitlcant
lv lacking, with the result that party leaders
are very much at sea in determining their
own course of action.
Tlf's means that the opposing candidates
will be named by the respective conventions
without anv well-defined guiding expression
from the p'eople. Tho bitter rivalry among
Republican candidates for the nomination
makes it quite cerfiin that animosities' will
have reached tho point by the time of the j
a|snml.lItig of the convention that will make .
selection of any one of them as lhp party s ,
standard bearer an unu'lse procedure.
\s it is a foregone conclusion that the He- j
publican nominee will be elected, if a wise se
lection is made, the American electorate, with
out regard to party affiliations, should, and
naturally does, look to the Republican con
vention 'to respond to the opportunity and the
obligations of a political trust, which oppor
tunity ' through no merit or its own has come
to It. by choosing a standard hearer or such
known quantity tfiat ho will Instantly appeal
to all classes of voters as embodying in his
own personality tho finest type of American
ism. both in thought and action.
Such a man is William M. Tuft, filch In ex
perience, ripe in judgment, able and linn in
counsel, outstanding -in executive genius, his
election would assure the conduct 01 the gov
ernment along lines of sanity that would
speedily bring our political Institutions back
to their rightful functioning, and put the
country again in the way of true progress
orosuerltv and happiness. Democrats and
lieVubll c ana alike should use their influence
to impress upon Republican leade.ship the.
wisdom of nominating Mr. Taft .i'An\\\et . n, 1"
cago convention. , ,???UBMOCKA1*
Richmond, Va.. APri1 16> 192?
News of Fifty Years Ago -
(From Richmond Dispatch, April 20, 1S70.)
At 10 o'clock yesterday morning the Su
preme Court of Appeals of Virginia continued
the consideration of tho habeas corpus cases
of Dyer and Hell, that Is to say the Richmond
inavoralty case. Governor "Wells, as the rep
resentative of Mr. Chahoon. first spoke, lie
was followed by Mr. Daniel for Mr. KUyson
and he. by Mr. Chandler. At the conclusion of
Mr. Ohandler'a speech court adjourned lo 1U
o'clock today.
Although Master Sunday opened up dark and
rainy the clouds passed by partially before!
noon and the day was generally observed nnd<
the. churches where services were held wetc
we!! filled with worshipers.
Owing to the ab/ence of quite a number of
members of the legislature on account of
sickness in fjieir families, &-c., there was no
session yesterday.
it. 11. Class. Ksq.. for many years editor of
the l.nchhurg Republican, and well-known
throughout the State an a pronvinent poll
ticinn. has taken tho edltotlal chair ot the
Wheeling. W. Va., Register.
The Chancery court of Richmond. Judge h.
11. Fltxhugh. presiding, had its first session
yesterday morning. Robert Howard n'ni ili.'d
as clerk and W. 1*. Haw ton and .T. W. Anderson
as deputies. D. Halyburton. Henry Jludnall
a 111 Thomas J. Kvans were, appointed com
missioners in chancery.
Judge Wyndham Robertson denies the re
port that he r?.vors tho formation of a new
State in his section of Virginia.
Colonel It. K. Withers has accepted an In
vita lion to deliver the annual address before
:he ilterarv societies of Kmory and Henry
College on'the 8th of next June.
Senator Drake yesterday offered the fol
lowing as the sixteenth amendment to the
Constitution of the United Stales: 1 ho
Cnlted States shall protect each State from
domestic violence. Whenever It shall be
shown to tlie I'realdont-e.lect that violence ex
ists In such .Slftlo Congress shall have po\ver
to enforce this amendment." After sharp de
bat 0 It went to. tho Judiciary Committee.
The President yesterday nominated W. E.
Slater to be l'ofctmAatcr ax OiVythcvllle.
ASSOCIATED PRESS HOLDS
JIOAL MEETING TODAV:
Directors and Advisory limml and '
Committees Will lit; j
Klccted. ' ' j
I lly Aksdi'IuIciJ I
NI0W YORK. April ]?Tin? annual!
meeting of the Associated Press will
be held tomorrow sit the Walilorf
I Asto^Ja. Directors, advisory boards
and auditing and nomination com
? mlitccH will bo olccted.
Tlie retiring directors, who have
i been renominated, nre: l-'runk H. 1
Noyes, Washington Star: W. Mc
Ix-nn. Philadelphia Bulletin; Adolph
S. OchH. New York Tlmca; A. C.
WHsr, Dulutli Herald, and John It.'
Rathom. Provldenec Journal. Addl- j
tlonal nominations may bo made at >
the meet Int:.
^'Ice-President Thomas It. Mar-!
slial) will speak at tho annual I
luncheon.
The board of directors today :
adopted the following resolution:
I "The Associated Press recognizes 1
j with appreciative pleasure the faith-'
: fill services of Mr. .1. It. Vouatt. who J
| for more thrin a quarter-century has!
I had Immediate charge of its liriait
I cinl affairs and lias exhibited in its i
behalf a degree of intelligence and
i fidelity of a most gratifying chur
| aeter."
1 newspapertdvertising
$150,000,000 LAST YEAR
j Average Increnne of Spare ( Med \Vn*
KKtimutrd ,nt 7tl I'er Onl by
Itfporl of Hour (I.
Illy Assuetiit??l Pre**l
NKW YORK. April 19.?The vohline
I of national newspaper advertising
I last year reachml 5ir>0.0oii.iKt0. uc- .
cording to l he annual report of the1
bureau of advertising, American j
Newspaper Publishers' Association. !
submitted today. The committee lit ,
charge of the bureau held its annual
meeting prior to the annual conven- [
tion of tiie association nest Wed- ?
liesday.
The average increase in national
advertising iiniorc members of tlie
bureau during the year was esti-i
mated it "(I per cent in the report.'
The Increase, tlie bureau says, seems ?
bounded only l>y the scarcity of;
paper.
T.he bureau reported that depart
ments of the United States had spent
front $l,C7f>,OOn to $2,0no.000 In news
paper advertising', and tiiat railroad 1
advertising In large volume would
aptiear in the summer. It announced
that a committee of the National
i'.leotrlo Light Association would re
port a plan at the next convention
in 'favor of greatly Increased news
paper advertising.
say newsprTnt sales
NET UNUSUAL PROFITS
MrrlluB of PulillMlirr* of Korelgn- I
l.nnuiiHCf I'uprrn Drclnrr Smue 1
ltrali/r lO t'entn I'onnd.
Illy A*socl?te<l I'ri'Ml
NKW YORK. April 1H.?Sales of
newsprint paper arc netting certain
manufacturers from 10 to II cont.
prolit a pound, according to flame
printed at a meeting here today ?
thirty-two publishers of foreign-lan
guage newspapers iii New York iiml
Philadelphia.
These figures, obtained front in
vest igi.tIons made l?y the publishers,
will be submitted to the American
Newspaper Publishers' Association j
by a committee, the appointment of
which was authorized at today's
meeting. Another commit tee will
attend a meeting in Washington, at
which newsprint conditions will be '
taken up. I
The publishers also voted to send a
committee of two to Norway and!
Sweden to investigate the situation;
there and. if possible, close contracts '
for a supply of newsprint for this I
country. j
AMERICAN STEAMER SINKS j
IN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER,
Itaillin, nt Full Sprrd, Tore Into Hunk
mid Wnn Tnlnlly
Wre eked.
NKW ORLKAXS. April IS.?'The
American steamship Itadha, 250 tons, i
bound for Puerto i.'oriez, sank in ]
the Mississippi River near Nestor.'
Saturday nltcht with a full cargo of
coal aiid machinery, nccordlnu to
customs ofllcials, who arrived here
early today. All members of the
crew of fourteen and one passenzer
were saved. The vessel going at
full speed tore into fne bank of tiie
river, when tlie steering gear failed i
to worl;. She turned partly over and |
those aboard were aoie to .swim or ;
wade ashore.
The vessel was reported today to
lie only partially submerged, nnd it
was believed a large portion of the'
cargo could be saved. The steamer
was valued at J25?, 000, and was
owned by the Pelican Oil Company.
PETITIONS FOR REVIEW OF !
| CHAL0NER SUIT DISMISSED i
Xeiv York livenlni; Post Withdraws
Cnse Against Judgment of !>!",
5UO by Federal Court.
WASH 1NGTON, April 111.?:On mo-,
. tlon of tiie New York Evening Post I
Company, the Supreme Court today)
dismissed petitions filed by tiie com-j
| pany asking for review of judgments !
? fit" i 17.500 awarded by tlie Federal
District Court in New York to John
'Armstrong Chaioner, of Merry Mills,
' Virginia.
| Chaioner sued the company as a re
i suit of an article published by the
! New York Post concerning the kill
p T of John Gill-mi by Chaioner ut
j Merry Mills in 1308.
IKENTUCKY JIM CROW LAW
IS sustained BY COURT
Separate touch I,it vis Must Apply On
Ohio I.inert Which Ituu Into
Towns Across Itlver.
WASHINGTON. April 19.?The Su
preme .Court today upheld the Ken
tucky separate coach act requiring
the separation qf white and negro
lassengers aVicl holding that it ap
i niles to the South Covington and Cin
cinnati street railway and the Cln
] Mnnati, Covington and Krlanger Rail
way Company while operating be
|.ween points in Kentucky. Justices
|i v'ftn Devanter, Pitney and Day dls
] ented in part.
gatherTng~o~f ANTI^SALOON
LEAGUE LEADERS CALLED
.\ationnl Conference of State Superin
tendents WIH iir Held
- In Ohio.
WHSTKRVIIAjE. OHIO." April 1!).?
General Superintendent P. A. Baker,
of tlie Anti-Saloon League of A.mer
. lea, today Issued a call for State
! superintendents of the league to
i meet in conference at Chicago and
1 S'an Francisco. immediately preced
ing the Republican and Democratic
national convention*, and to remain
in session during trie conventions.
THOU SAN DS^F~CHTNESE
; STUDENTS OUT ON STRIKE
Peking: Government' ltefu*en to lOnd
Secret Negotiation* With
Japan.
SHANGHAI, April 14.?-Rofttsal of
the Poking government to reply to
demands that secret negotiations
with Japan relative to Shantung
ctsase. nnd that a decree abrogating
secret treaties l>e published has
caused a student strlVce. which has
Involved fourteen provinces. Thirty
thousand students in ninety-two
schools have Joined In tho move
ment. Labor Is not affected.
The Weather
(Furnlthcd by U. 8. Wrathrr iJureau.)
Forecast: Vlrdnlu
I Cloudy Tuesday and
Wednesday. with prob
ably ?lioittr?: nilld
temperature.
North Carol Inu?I .oral
thuDdemhoiTe.r* T
ilny and probably W(d<
nefcdny; not muuh
change In temperature,
3 r T"n?*r??lurn Yesterday.
'eniporaturc c-j
Ajatlmuin temperature tu n 1J \i us
?Minimum tempm-muro to s l- \j "
vAr,nJ.,",mp,,ra!ur- vmoruuJS
O^Vdficy'y^ro':? ,b"?
March I.. I;! I! * * M
Reticle ncy ?!nto January l......'.'.'. 25$
RSiSfti} ' : At {una '
i'xvcxb .lumiHry l l.'jy
MfMti?er '"rs";'.n- ai"*Viuu,ivb,o,:,iv-,;!
;r-r.,..ri?urc. SI...
l?nijipraturi', dry tnill), l |?. \i ? "
temperature. <li v bulb. j, j? \|
lempeiature. v.-rl bull., s A M ""
temperature. wn i,Uil. i i> m
Jepiperuiure. w,t lllllb h p M
!>!.. humidity, n a. M ?< i
i*m vc humidity. m u
Hetutlve humidity. 11', M ?|j j
CONDITIONS IN l.MI'OKTANT CITIKS I
Temperuture. ? ' I
A.hrvllli. J1-* ,,lKh- Weatli-sr. I
Atlanta ?!i J! " Cloudy
h ^ ? 55 l'!l.'"rv
Burial!, r* 58 ?i'i I
otto0" r *?*
li"nv.ff? J* Ji J? Cloudy
'"'k*?:?vnil- -'!? J" u- Cloudv
MoniK<>in?-rv ... dj 7lJ j-nluliv {
n? V.Vr',rS3 JS ;s tSJ
fiSSU-::;::: 8 a 5
SS":::;:;?; if ?
?Sun FrnnctVco .. in t>?. t, Clear* '
69
1- i
4H
w?"hi,25 *?. i< i'.'-.Y, .
v.y.hcvfiie .:::: ^ _JJ u i'ioVdT"
MI NI ATI'IIK AI.MANAC.
April ^n. 192<)
Sun r>.,. r II Itlll 'f ItlE:
?""" ?11
NAVAL OFFICER HITS AT
ADMIRAL SIMS' REPORT
' "P'mIw ''rnlt Intlmnlrn '1'but lie
Overdid lllmxelf ln III* Crltlcl?m
??T \n vol I'dI Icj .
WASII r.VOTO.V, April 19, lla<l
hf'simniT'H*1, SlmH conilncd lilmnolf
to si nip | or ftntementH mul roi)cut?-a
V''vi? ii s in ^'"Palvhea tu ii(e
?\j\> Uopartment. more <?r his reo
oiniiu-jHlatloiui wuul# have licon j,<-.
i?. 1 ? 1 ;al'ta,n w ?? l'rutt. iiHHlJit
ill.! i ?,f navul op> riiiHiiit
''' . fv. lhS wnr* tinned today h^
?<>r> the honnte Committee, Invcstl
: utiriK tho MrnH-lJunlelR row.
i. fe>crotnry
.?ti i ?*| j* and Admiral Jienson, war
..ne chief of operations, hail entlr?'
? otulden.e III SIiiik, i?,t I,,5 ,|PC|ar<.d
-.-re wa? "a marked diflTerenee be
tween havlnit I lie fullest .onfltleiic
iff.',1" ?nd Hlvint over lo that
"v.complete power to nuike
ultima!.- deeiiilona, beyond the scope
nnk''"!U "UBht legitimately io
FIND AMERICAN WOMAN'S
BODY IN VERSAILLES WOOD
French Authnrlllea Give Verdict of '
llrolli by 1'olaon, aa Hnnrj W'n*
round Still on (oriiae.
AKlf. April 19. ? Tim I.odv or
tow?, r. V Si'?1 Of A Hon- j
lowfi. I'll a tjociety of Friends- Wel
\or <Tri who lu',1 hten iniKalnu
, April i Him found In a clump
b.?? vUlnlty "? Vorauiilea '
. .L? n,T V*'" ,loy8> A prelim- j
li?ar> examination wave no evidence t
of foul p|,,y. The body Ntill hor? s ,
'lUi.-lileruhle mm of money and pome
artlcIoH of Jewelry. The searchers I
.?Imo fouml letters addressed to mem
bers of Ml.?s Appel's fumlly.
It. was declared by the n'uthoritlfs
:*t \ orsalllej* thin aftorjioou that th? I
riijjo wos plainly or^o of snicido |?y
poison. The examining physician
siiiil Miss Appel had been <|eail for
?'iKltt "lays, she had been missing
April' lH!U 'w,Mvo ilays. since
FRENCH LABOR THREATENS
NATION-WIDE WALKOUT'
llemnmlH Wllfadraival of Troopa From
tiermaii Clile* lloxt ol
It blue.
PAHIS. April 19.? Demands for1
wlthilruwal of Krftncli forcen .M<?nt
into (ierman cities east of the Ithlne. !
?ilkandonment of new colonial expedi
tions, such as that iti Syria at pres
ent, atid release of t.h<? class of 19IJi !
from the colors are made In a mani
festo Issued 'by the General Keriora- I
tion of j>abor In calling upon work- I
men to Join in the May-Day strike. I
These measures should be adopted, i
it is ttfild, to "?how the world that i
Kranco wishes for peace." ItiFtruc
tlons by the federation declare the i
strike j* to be undertaken in col- '
Inboratiou with workers ' of other i
countries, and add: "Militarists, cap
italists and profiteers are responsi
ble for present economic conditions,
which ought to disappear."
LENINE PLAnTbUFFER
STATE TO DEFEAT JAPS'
Province* Xeur I.ake llnlkat Will He '
i xeil to (.'onibat \lpponere Alma \i
. In Siberia.
IIV AMIIUOSi: I.AM III HIT.
( Ily tTplversal Service, j
MOSCOW, April 19.?Premier)
l.enine is about to reoocnizc a new
buffer .state, consisting of Baikal,
Amur, and the provinces of Northern
Sakhalin and Kamchatka, n? a demo
cratic republic, guaranteeing respect
of their property rights
M. Tchitcherlii, tiie. Soviet Foreign
Minister, declared todav that re
cognition of the new state by the
Soviets would upset Japan's alleged
plans for tho conquest of Siberia.
SERIOUS IRISH RIOTING
WHEN FACTIONS CLASH
Fighter* In l*ondonderry Sunday
Are Attncked by Police, anil
Free Shooting Hcault*.
BELFAST, IRKDAND, April 19.?
rliere was renewed rioting in ]<ori
donderry Sunday, between Unionists
and fcslnn Feiners, the police club
bing both Impartially. JJovolvera
were .used freely.
A youth named Mathew Deehan
was shot ln tho lung and lies in a
critical condition. The lighting was
so nerce at . Carlisle Bridge that
pedestrians were unable to return to
their homes' and were stranded for
the night.
MIGRATORY~BiRD TREATY
DECLARED CONSTITUTIONAL
Act la Decitrned to Carry Out Provl
atona of Agreement With
l-inRland.
f Ily ANfocl.iteil rresn.1
WASHINGTON, April 19.~The mi
gratory bird act of 1918, designed
lo carry out provisions of a treaty
between this country and CJrcnt Rrit
" f?r Die protection of inigrat*>ry
birds, was held constitutional today
iiy the Supremo Court.
Hank Cashier Fined MOO.
OOLUM(SL'S, OA., April lit.?L. C.
Price. Jr.. former bank cashier at
Waycrosn, Oh, who was Indicted for
embezzlement of bank funds, said a I
tho time lo total JH.OOO. was given
a consent verdict here today and
fined |50(i. Before tho consent was
entered It was stated restitution of
the funds had bcon mode.
I Development Imperative if Country
| * to llctain Present Commerce,
General Ilinc^ States.
! * rayA??iKi?iiiprtw1
! SISSHHS
, 'S\?"Tnr",? 'J, ?"u"
Hi>falters 11 #?, "orl" of oominerce,
F&t?iffi03Slt!{ip '?<*?< tSS
artificial channelH. ' "d buUt
' natural channel* ?? i,?
? but it tiDiio'icu (?>n ,i * lie
i>rec!at* theirv?if/L Jo ,lot ?P
; our products " c carriers of
I'rlttudler-iSoneral !?' ' ?r in
wiiioi way, iransuoruh!!!. i Inland
rs ?
"vlow? tif*'lvat?!rwai^noi h? Hai''
desirable competitor? but ?s a"vUn*
2;s: "I,l,y?!:?vr "vr???<""
| pr^?'e,n?. wlil.-h.wo are fa.c^fI~rlU
^?r^a^r,riilr,o',,ro,ru,n r,c? c?*?
IS?S??&&'JS?
afire w towljojito -i twin
mnnXT'That ^Con.r'^"1^
Newton bill wlilfh i J>WHH Hi?
'hal appro*!matcly j "ulL t!!,r??v 1 ('?
appropriated for waterw-ivL w!^ "
niontM and cornniPii/ J . 'rnPr?vr.
widening pro j ecoT on i V. n ?J,
-Missouri and Ohio rl-.^rM i.ol, s ppl'
years ugo. ??.ers begun ten
: r?&as'?,
nirlslatlon ev^r *,MCt ".i " ^?n,,tr,lcllVa :
8? M^sESS 'P??-1
?"??S
a" au?;t'^ ^,xsr
Jr. ti,o chrl?tenlnc n,'aBn0 Wa" J
and Water (arri./ri ! . ,nul raU
*<> that the United .Sia""? obtVln"'?1'' 1
nlmro of t h f worM , I ?# IIter i
, im-il (h.. I ih?'n Prom- (
<?f Commerce >? Department f
way t r"i" ?|>ortat"on #h' we/1K Wal"r' J
mere la I projeots In Jl.c valley. C?'n* j
SOLDIER RELIEF BILL i
TO COME UP ON MAY 1 \
Republican l.eader* Agree lo Pre- j
? ent MfiturF lo ||0??r for <
Coaalderatlun. T
. ' My A,K' < : i" d
nicuvcp f/. #t i. 1 H?i?iler relief
I lea I d e s carry 1 n it " V- ',lh"'n
Hon the hi)) Jii c?n,Poiiiia
offers of priori tv ij??1 al"*rn?tivo
hopto hiil!cili,E <1.1 . ' i s<"'tl-ment.
vocational tralnlinr -r ''x,l>ne'ion of
adjusted cHh iL nJ 'n'* f,,;
sr.".,/ysr!^.ir5
Kts ??>&?.,1
two months of ;^rJ ? 'i1" "rJ!t ?
latter plan, members said 7. r thr I
??mptf-d bei'aiiae thelr MerM'^T0 <x" I
In" |
trf?at??d IniirirtJr*uv ,,rl*0<T would be ?
intr aiitiiorlssed 11 "? J,avn"''"? ??e- 2
"r.U tw'r^^ha-'U?^,""^ t"o |
'nenta'ai^jSniiarv'"^ '-XHl! PHy" S
In quarterly Installments' a" , !
K0",;."^ "to1" ,-?%pV?Wv w?" *
committee to raise a.^'P ? 1,y U"' S
enuos. IlemoorafL !. CCC!^Ury rfv- r
SSvL*?*" ?"???meponsiw^^ :
SOVIETS REPORT SEVERE
FIGHTING ON POLISH FRONT
HeitloR.
I Uy Au.iorlatcd l'rc.n 1
by the Ited? In th" lui' u J' ?u<lv""co
ff:5t 'SfS'f J
,sss^ i sr 1
fully enuraKeil. "uctess
".Mongr the Black Sea coast ??<? '
BANKERS PLAN HUGE LOAN
TO AUSTRIAN GOVERNMENT
J. P. Morgan .1 Co. .Making Prenarn
? lona to Aid Crippled
rr, "epuhlle.
.7.1, "Jtn the view to j:etilM" Am.
flrmcd" i,y'' /h?1' .yer0, officially con
hore today. A"3trlnn delegation
v"^0rJ*"fn of lleds Cortoeled.
NKU \OHK, April 10.?\Varrantn
for the deportation of 125 of the al
nrv liv thf ^untloil up last Janii
hnv? Department of Justica
have been cancele<U according to an
nouncement todny by Kvron II, Uhl
of rf]|,l7Jhi,,Sl0r/ of' Immjgratfbn
h i 1 L ,Hc w?id0(l that 250
cases had been hoard and ihc rec
ords eent to t)y> Department of J^ahor.
.. Venice,
' wlrouli'h|Slre" ?f
By built on water, stair o'er
Z 'ssass.r.i?.'1 ck"",-sh?<">""'
""" .sf?,; ruiM " m" ""
SXSf&JS" '?? ??n
Ocean of dreams! Thou hast no
dream so rare n?
ar?whoy w?a? and dauShtc'-3, they
""""
0 heavon-blut! eyes, blond tresses
whnro tho breeze cs
1 inyti over sun-burned ohccks in
sea-blown air! 3 ln
m debonair mo,dcd br<"":c! frink
.'{""Miir"1
n,mToai.*,"" wa" Bct "? >">"*?
?By John Addington Symoada.

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