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P 'First With the News" Full Associated Press Report The Weather II Mill lip rnin (uilnvi Ihr forocn?t for tomorrow l?, innrKlrd mill nnrmrr. I'or full wathcr report ?eo Editorial !?ag?. 72ND YEAR. vol.I'M i: ? M MilKIl II RICHMOND, VA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 14,1922. ?TWELVE PAGES. PRICE, THREE CENTS PLAN TO PRESS ROAD BONDS BILL, DESPITE ACTION OF HOUSE; LLOYD GEORGE IN PARIS TO MEET NEW FRENCH GOVERNMENT; RICHMOND V. R. & P. MEN A WAIT STRIKE VOTE IN OTHER CITIES WALKOUT TO COME MIDNIGHT SUNDAY, IF LOCALS DEGREE I Balloting Here and in IV-' tcrt>l)iir*r (1 o m |) 1 e 1 o <1; Other I nions Artiim. n i t No Fi<;rm-;s (;i\ i:\ orr UNTIL ALL IIAVK SAV W ilcox Statc.s Union I0ni|>loy<*s Kxliansted Means to Set- , tic (!ontrovcr*v. Iiotii sinr.s m:\iiv i*oi? wousr; < lirxnitrnkr iiml Ohio < Irrkx Are' lit (tltr *1 lartr Support !?> ? nriiirn. \\ilh lh<- poll of tin- ? t r? t-t iar men >n Utchrnond on the <|ucstion of a Strike, effective Sunday ut inlduiKht, n? I?1. Ioil. a ii nmi ni <-iti<':i t was in ? - last l.y ri j.i t Hi-iitatl'.f.s of the Union that they are invaitinK the out C"ni<- of liit l?it 11 ? <111? i; in .,;!?? r <:lrlvt? J.n1111<>>"?-s in i'- ternburj; took a vote I on tin- *t r iko yesterday. nccortllnK t? ? ' head* if the Kichtnonil union. They I bald lli.it tlii* voto |;i rf.ill; anil J'ortsmnuth \v?? ii!?! !..; t.ik'jn toda\. ? ;?-or*Ki. I.uthcr Wil< />. ix'.uiiVfj ??' ? rotary of li.e Central Trades and I J. ilioi ' onnoil, inn) spoV;<? man |..r tin-i carmen In tin four ? -iti? ?. .-itiit?>ttn?) i l.t-t nluht that m. IlKwn-. would ho j If ? v *? ii a?. to tli ? outcome i.f I he ballot* tn?r until til.' vote hud been received fr?tin till ritif.t II- explain* U that the union i.ion In tiii. four <-i11< .m voted ax li unit and that there would hi: a Mrlki nvrr all iInis in Virginia or none it all. \\ llt'ttx II In in en I tuiipnn;. 'ha t tin- union men ha'.i done everything In tin !:- power to bring I ii "int .i settlement of l lie controversy, v.-tai<-li resulted from notice of officials j <f th- i ompany that a out in waKc.fi u "Uid 1 ? i:o|n'. offo. tivo mi January 16, Mi'l have received no encouragement from tin- company, also was stated by y Ir. Wilcox. "Our hoys have made efforts to mediate the matter. but tho company Ii.'ih declined to discuss mediation In imy \v 11 y. Conseriuen tly, they arc pre paid! lo f.ni; tlw fiUii.-uloii in a de torminod manner nnd will make tho liest of |t if tho vo'io, now being taken In the four rli i.-.s. favors a .strike." s.iid Mr. Wilcox. . Ilolh tin- ca: men and official* o:' tin <onipany nr?- making prepara ? -nt- for a Miikv should It i.nne '' ' union intend.- !?. opoi.it,. a bus lino t i all .sections ? ?! 11 . oity, he. J ? \ i11H that a ' 1 in|tet i11 \ .* rjirrlol : V hi" Ill' 11111.11 f i , ? III ? I i| J,. ?? Wc'.p'III j tn bring about a settlement of the 1 < o"itrovuriy. I'ians fo:- tne bus liiu Mere made la.it April w hen a oliar- | i. i granted the <-ap:t.d Itapid | Transit i 'orporat im: Vsks ? ?V l?. ? li-rkt lit V b|. ' ? 0 i?? 1.iIs of :h.' \ rylnia Kailway ; si d I'ower Company am making ef-? ji.rts to ill! any pons I lilo vaca noles. I Advi rti??.metits have in.sii'todl l,ii tho Itichiuond papers and injur- I nialion yesterday was that many up. p!iealit-, had called at the nificos of I the company seeking position!!. Hallway cU rks have been asked tn aid the cau.se .if the cannon in ovent of a strike. T. X. Motidy, pres ident-elect of Chesapeake and Ohio Itodgc, No. at-, ycHtfrday sent otit a circular letter to all members of his lodKe asking that they K|Ve their moral and dnanclal support to the (Continued on Pa Be 12, Col. 37) Proposed Association to Delay ti. S. Decision I My ('tilted Si; wit.) WASHINGTON, .Ihii. ] 3.?Pre mier l.loyil George's declaration that a new federation of natlunti may result from the Genoa con ference will complicate tlio <iue;> tion of American participation. The administration. already withholding It" 'lection on the in vitation to enter tin: ( oiif'-runi'i;. will exercise ??veil kti ater care In view of the new development InOic.'i tci| 11y the premier's remarks ami '!?<? note to Italy. J.loj.l George's Ideas. it was thought i:i some quarters, might be found to |?. in accoi d with III" 'Apr.-K.eil hope of Pi.s|,|ent I lard ing that Koine sort of an us soda tlon of nations would mow out of tin present conference on the* limitation of at mamenls. y\n '?rnani2.itIon. .similar to that estab lished anmtiK (,!r eat Mritain, l-'rance. Japan and the I'nltod' States hy the Pa. Hi.; treaty. might not he repugnant to the President, It was believed. Lloyd George Predicts Forma tion of Association of Nations at Genoa. Alt ST GO Ol'T OF LKAGUE \sserl> New Organisation W oiiltl Be Broader in Scope Titan Any Suggested. t My (.'tilted New.? J ?WNNKS. Jan. 13.~a new world atiricmcnt. i inhincliiK an association "f natl.nn rivaling in scope that proposed as an outcome of the Wash - ingtoii arm* conference, may result from tin* economic conference at Genoa. I.Ioytl Georg* Indicated in ; laleuieiltH to the press Just before I is departure for Maris tonight. The Pritish 1'reinier declared that if pacification of Kurope Is t.? he ob tain**.I, It will he necessary to 150 outside of Ic.-ikuc of nations, because peitlier Germany. Itussia nor the l tilled States Is at present a mem ber. Consequently, h<^ said, he hoped that the Genoa conference would re sult in the creation of a federation of nations?an association for the arej.ervation of peace which is es sential to the restoration of Kurope Kverybody, I.ioyd George told the (Continued on i'age 6. Cot. 6.)' HARDING HAS ANOTHER TALK WITH SENATORS OIhi'hmm Subject .if I'lnciiiii Parmer 011 I'edcral llcMcrtc llourtl. I My Associate 1 Press | WASHINGTON. Jan 13.? President ilardiiiK hail another conference with Senators today on tin* slihject of the p: 1 po.-oil amendment to tin* l-'ederal r. serve a t dir<cilng that a man whose principal occupation and busi ness is farming be appointed t.? till the next vacancy ?-:i the Federal Re serve Moanl. lie talked over the Mil with its author, Senator Smith, of South Carolina, and Senators Sim mons, of North Carolina, and Kel i"KB. <>f Minnesota. "I think daylight is coming," coin inetited Mr. Smith after the confer ence. "| am confident that before long a real farmer will lie a mem ber of the nowerful hnrirat ?? AMERICAN IS HELD IN PARIS AFTER WIFE TAKES POISON Thomas Stewart Ryan, of Chicago Tribune Staff, Placed in Prison in Connection With Serious Ill ness of Mrs. Ryan. I By Associated Press.] J'AltIS, Jan. 13.?Thomas Stewart Kyan, of the Porls staff of the Chi cago Tribune, firmly protesting his innocence, was being held in Santa Prison tonight in connection with the aeriotis Illness of Itih wife, due, it Is '..illcscd, to the taking of poisoi<. tab lets while in Mr. HJim's' room at a hotel here. Mrs. Kyan is a Cali fornia woman. She is a violinist ami I is known professionally as Miss Au drey Crelghton. She is in the Amer ican Hospital, where the physicians tonight held out little hope for her recovery. \ So formal complaint has been filed against Kyan. lie is being held on a 'deposition made by Mrs. Kyan. Ills counsel contends this deposition makes no mention of "violence or compulsion," but says Mrs. Ryan took the poison when "terrified," Mr. Ryan appeared to bo unshaken *Whcn ho told his version of tha affair 'to,the examining magistrate this aft ernoon. He testified he had made no ^^reata and, did not lock the door of his room while Mrs. Kyan was with him there. He said lie had told Mrs. Kyan jokingly ho hail poison in his hand bag when she said she <lid not wish to live, but lie thought she was pretending when she took the poison. When aware that she bad swal lowed the poison, he stated, he tie. spairinKiy attempted to eut his throat with a pocket knife, I ut was able to summon aid ami carry his wife downstairs. Ho took her to a hospital immedi ately. I''nlher (.'lllirn of OLIiiliumn. MUSKOOKK, OKL.A.. Jan. 13.? j Thomas Stewart Kyan. whose wife is reported dying at NeUilly of poison ing, Is a son of Kd. CV Kyan, of this city, who for the last twenty-eight years has heen In the government service, and a grandson of Thomas B. Ryan, former Assistant Secretary of the Interior. When last heard of here Ryan had left Chicago !ast Sep tember on an assignment in India for the Chicago Tribune. Ills father ia In California. \ ..... '. ?? "? ? ? ?? POINCARE TO GIVE MILLERANO LIST OF MINISTERS TODAY Paris Criticism of Briand Dies Down Witli Start ling Suddenness. | DEPUTIES NERVOl S OYER cam net CRISIS j Parliamentary 111 or Would Adopt Sterner Methods Toward Germany. VICT Will I.I) .HAVK llltn iMI I'ACT French l.ejililntorn In So!?'r Wood nn Crlfli'lftiun Ciinir I'roni Out side World. ( II> AxNiirlnlril Pro**.) . PA It I S, Jan. i:t.?I (ii > in on (I, I'nln enrc, uhci liu? nNHiinird ilir tank ?? t forming n ministry to sut-erril (hut of Arlstide llrlnnd. Nalil tonight tlmt hr did not think flint lie could complete his work before Sunday evening nt thr rnrlient. >1. Polnenre ndded tlmt he hnd Informed llnxlil i.loyd l.rorKr, tlir llrlt IkIi Prime Minister, tlmt lip would lit- litippy to confer ullli him lit tin- llrllisli embassy In Paris In ?iiiirnin. I'OI.M'Alli: TO ANMll MM I AIII.VMT .Al MII lir.lt H Till) A V I Uy Associated I'ri-sy.] I'.M'IS, Jan. 13.?Former President Polncare Informed President Mlller and today that lie accepted tho task of forming ? tiew Cabinet and would preprint the list of his colleagues to morrow. M Polncare, it wni learned, lias been meeting with difllcultles in forming bis Cabinet front various causes. .r one thing. the national bloc in the chamber. controlling 19" votes. is insisting upon the selection from its m< mbershlp of four of tho ministers. including the Minister "f the Interior, who. in view of the ap proaching elections, will be. it is. considered, one of the most impor tant officials In the Cabinet. M. Poincnre's conference with President Millerand this evenlner 'axled an hour, at the close of which M. Poineare told the correspondents he felt quite conlident that he would have hi* I'ubinet completed by C o'clock tomorrow evening. .All Published I.isto Premature. "All tli" so-called lists of my Cabinet published in the newspapers ?ire premature." M. I'oincare said, i:? response t<> tin Inquiry. p. was learned that another of the ?oriner president's difficulties was oli j.-ciioii on the part of the t'hani i.er of Deputies t?. the presence too many Senators in tli>? tr.inis t r.v. Arswerin : a question as ti? whether (Continued on Page 8. Col. ?!.*> THE CROOK ARRIV ES IN BROOKLYN TODAY Transport AS III Itecelve llearly llreel iiiKK After Hat tie With (Jutes. J By Associated Press.] X !?: AV YORK. Jan. 13.?Hearty greetings. such as were extended ;.fter the war to every steamer bring ing home victorious doughboys, will be repeated tomorrow when the transport Crook arrives in Brooklyn with 1,000 soldiers, who have long kept the watch on the Rhine. The Crook, escorted by tho St. Mihiel, the transport that went out to meet the soldier-laden vessel when she sprung a leak 400 miles at sea, was slowly approaching Xow York tonight. She was expected to dock at the army base in Brooklyn tomor row morning. The Bed Cross and war welfare organizations will have delegations at the pier with hot coffee, cigar ettes. chocolate and such like smile prodtieers. The police and the army will have hands at the pier and aboard the city lug John K. llylnn. which will carry relatives of the re luming doughboy* down the bay to meet the incoming transport. THEY DANCED BEFORE FOCI I fill the evening of that memo rable duj when Marshal Koch was the guest of Richmond, beautiful debutant s. bravely arrayed in gowns that once had graced their maternal ancestors, with their gallant partners, portrayed before him the graceful intricacies of the Old Virginia Reel. Pictures of tho dancers, as they appeared'on that historic occasion in the Blues' Ar mory, will matte up one of the most attractive pages The Tlmes TMspatch ever has presonted In its Sunday Phptogrnvuro . Section. Thoy will bo printed tomorrow, and to avoid disappointment you would better order your copy to 'Salome* Banished From Chicago Opera Stage I H>* Associated Press.J CI I K'A< so. Jan. in.?"Salome," banished fr<>m the Chicago opera slugi: eleven years ag<i, once ?iKHlii has lieen thrown into the discard after a futile attempt to lonvin !? Chli agoans that til'! changlni; spirit of the times will make the operatic version of u.siiir Wild-'s famous work inoro popular. Scores of persons, headed hy Mrs. l-Mith Uockefellcr McCor mlck. have launched such a storm of protest against the opera that Mary (jarden, director of tho '"hi ago i ?p? ra (Company, tonight yielded to their wishes and can* ? aled all future performances of "Salome" for this season, al though t-h>- frequently has as s rted that it is her favorite opera. Two performances of it have hc:ii given at each of those the galierlcs ami public sale seats were full A third performance was advertised lor Monday. To nitcht the . :u ? Ua*lo:i announce ment was made. IRELAND READ! 10 Much Interest in Meeting of Southern Parliament in Dublin Today. ItEGIN TROOP REMOVAL j Prisoners Released From Eng lish and Scottish Prisons Ex pected in Kingstown Today. I My Associated Presw. ] DUBLIN. Jan. 14.?interest in tli political situation .tonight centers in; the meeting which will he held to- J morrow by the Southern Parliamen j for the rat ill cat ion of the peace treat> j with fJreat Britain. Invitations to the sessions were issued today j Minted by Arthur (.Srilllth, They were! directed to all Deputies elected for! I the twenty-six southern counties, in cluding Kamonn de Valera and his; | adherents. It is not expected, how-; ever, that Mr. de Valera or any of his followers will attend. The meeting will be held in the j Oak Rom of Mansion House, and, ' unless some members opposed to tho treaty decide at the last minute to attend, it promises to be a some I what perfunctory ceremony. A chairman will be selected, tit treaty formally ratified and a pro visional government established. Mr ? Irillitli and the members of the new Cabinet, according: to present plans, vill comprise the provisional govern ment. To A?*iiim<- Authority. NVith the establishment of the gov rnmetit the decks will be cleared for the complicated and laborious task of ti ansferring authority from the'. Kritish to the Irish government. All the members of the Cabinet conferred' at Mansion House today, discussing n<?t only their future duties and the responsibilities of the provisional! government, but the immediate neces sity lor dealing with the threatened i rtrike of the railway men. Itepresentatlves* of the Ministry of I.abor were called in by tho Cabinet and the situation fully canvassed with a view to averting a generaf stop page of tHo country's main transpor tation facilities. Xo ofllcial statement | was Issued, but it is reported that j the hope is entertained that aceom | modatlon be provided by which ex treme action on tho part of the rail j way men will be avoided, for the pres I ent, at least. Ilejfln Troop Itrnioval. Preparations for the evacuation of Dublin Castle and the withdrawal of the military forces are said to#bo complete. The first contingent of the auxiliary forces was withdrawn to night In quiet and orderly fashion, and numerous contingents of other cadets nnd of the military have re ceived orders* to depart within tho next twenty-four hours. Movements! of troops on a large scale will tako place next week. Contrary to the arrangement an- j (Continued oil Paso Col. :T) j BODY OF AGED WOMAN IS TAKEN FROM WATER Found in ;;nxl Hoekatrny Cnnnl, Near l.ynhrook, I.ong Ixlnr.tl. [By United Xews.l I ,Y NHIIOOK. 1,. I.. Jan. 13.?The hotly of a woman, Willi a sandbag tied about her nock, was taken from ten feet of water in the Kast Roeknwa.v Canal today, nenr where a man's body, also submerged by a sangbag. was discovered December 12. Identification lias not been made. Both man and woman wero about 60 years of age. Police bollove they had entered Into a suicide pact. Carters found on the two bodies were of sim ilar pattern. Tho woman's body was brought to tho surface by Edward Smith, who was spearing for eols through tho loo. nis spear became fastened In the clothing on tho.^dy, ? _ t DAYLIGHT THIEVES ROB PATTON HOME; GET $1,000 LOOT Do Their Work W hile Chil dren Play in Adjoin ing Yard. PARTY IN PROGRESS 3 DOORS FROM RESIDENCE Silverware Found Piled on the Floor of Dining Room. in hoi,aiis ami: intkhiuptkii Iteturn of Mm, Pntfoii llrllrvcd to Hn\c llurrlt'il Thi'lr l)t* pnr lure*. Scaling a twenty-foot lattice framework In broad daylight yester day afternoon, burglars forced a rear window In tin- home of Henry C. rat ion. vice-prc'lileni of the Planters' National llank, S1I5 Seminary Avenue, and made their escape with Jewelry and other valuah'es with an csti mated value of $1,000. The burglars worked with the haz ards seemingly against them. In a yard adjoininK the l'atton home sev eral children were at play. They do not rememb) r seeing any str:ingo men "titer or leave the house. Three doors away a party was being held during the time the robbery is sup posed to have been committed. The avenue in front of the home, was crowded, with the automobiles of those attending the party, other cars passed front time to time. Sllvrrwnre Piled on Ploor. Several hundred dollars' worth of silverware was found piled on the Moor of the dining-room, and it is the opinion of police the burglars were planning a systematic robbery of the home when interrupted by the return of Mrs. Patton. Two doors, locked from the Inside, were found open on the first floor, and the burg lars are be'loved to have used them as their avenue of escape. Other jewelry tossed about at random, in cluding a diamond pin belonging to .Mr. Patton found on a bedroom floor, gave further evidence that the burg lars left hurriedly. Neighbors in the fashionable Ointer Park district, pointing out the score* of people who were constantly pass ing the residence throughout the aft ernoon and the view passengers ah iard ml urban trol'ey ears have of the rear window through which the burglars entered the lior>e, regard t' i?s one of the boldest robberies com mitted iit the neighborhood In rr.'cti! Mr*, l'atton l.eft at I. 1: is 'If ooinion of Mr. l'atton tr.at tlo burglars had watched their ;t;iu ? ntered the residence shut.y -t his wife I<*ft at I o'clock. She ret'irned Kali' an hour later. 1?? t.-et ive< have been assigned to t' i- ..'!?<? but are s:?Ul to have *::u I no delinito clues that would aid them in making an arrest in the case. Information about the robbery was secured from Mr. Patton and not from the Po'iee Department. IIIS s 10,000 VANISHKS WITH CONFIDENCE MAN TrusOng Ilhode Inlnndrr ('omen to Illehinond to "Get III* Profits." [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] PROVIDENCE. U. I., Jan. 13.?Minus his $10,000, representing the savings r>f a lifetime, Otto K. Habunrelser. of 286 Smith Street, returned from Richmond Va., yesterday convinced that there I* no place like homo. The confidence men who separated hint from his roll last Saturday, did the job so neatly that, as he expressed it. he cannot realize now how ho ever came to trust them, taught him the futility of "straying fro intho fold." The pair ficeidcd as a special fa vor to let Ilaubunreiser in on a deal for ii small commission. lie was to turn over his money to them in Daytona and meet them in Richmond. Va. When they had made the. haul, llaubunrelser kept the agreement to| the letter, but was* unable to find his new acquaintances in Richmond. Th* Richmond authorities, he says,' were unable to locate the crooks. HARDING URGES THAT U. S. BUILDING START I By United News.] WASHINGTON. Jan. 13.?President Harding will ask government depart ments having building to do to begin w^irk at once, in an offort to diminish unemployment. Decision to this cffoct was reached at Qablnct meeting Friday, following a discussion of the unemployment alt* uatloa. i PROSECUTION ENDS TAKING TESTIMONY IN BLUNDON CASE Announcement T hat It Rested ( Jomes as Surprise to Spectators. DEFENSE WILL OFFER C11A K ACTER \X ITN ESS MS Fate of Accused Probably \Y ill lie in Hands of Jury by Tuesday. I.OOK I "()lt KAHI.Y VKKII1(;t llnltlmnre Kx-CniM iiln of Detect Itrcnllnl, ICni|>lin?lz<-M TeKtl niony Previously (ilvrn. The mass of testimony by which counsel for the United State.*? gov eminent hopes to convict Colonel >1 Gordon lilundon, president of the Commonwealth National Dank of Heedville, on charges of embezzling anil misappropriating funds of the in stltutlon, was completed yesterday af ternoon at 3:55 o'clock In the United States l>lstrlet Court here. A .1. Humphrey, former captain of detectives of llalt(more, was the las witness called by the prosecution Mr. Humphrey, who now is employed by a bonding company of Haltlmore was sent t?? Keedville by liis concern, shortly after tire had destroyed the bank, to conduct an Investigation. Ho began his testimony Thursday af ternoon, was recalled to the witness stand yesterday morning anil again took the stand yesterday afternoon, after being recalled a second time. Mr. Humphrey'.*^ testimony was Just as emphatic yesterday as it liad been Thursday, lie related. In clear, forco ful terms, the exact condition of the time loek on the safe and vault of the hank. Statements of counsel for the defendant on the opening day of the trial were to the rdect that the time lock was unreliable and had to bo set several hours be'?ro the bank was to open for the day's business, in order that the banking hours might be observed. The testimony of Humphrey was that he had been told by Mr. Rlun d"n that the time lock was set fop an early hour in order to accommo date customers of the bank who de sired to leave Reedvllle early in the morning. The witness said he made a thorough examination of the time loek and had found nothing- to indi cate that it had been tampered with, and there was nothing to show that it was defective. Announcement by the prosecution ttiat it ivs'ted its ease came as a sur prise to rpcctators, who occupied ? very Inch of vpaci- in t. >urtroom. Hardly half of the witnesses sum moned by the government had been placed on the stand at 3:55 o'clock yesterday and there was every indi cation that the prosecution would not complete its ease until Monday. Illrain Smith, of lUchniorid. w ho is associated with Judge Wilcox an Senator Downing in representing Mr lilundon. entered a motion befor' Judge Wa,blill that he render a ver d.ct of not guilty, dismiss the six teen indictments against his client and take the case out of the hands "t the Jury. The motion was heard by the court, but was dismissed. Attorney Smith succeeded In hav Ing one of the indictments Uismlsse ufter counsel for the government had sanctioned the request. The fifteenth indictment, which deals with a draft on the Drovers' and Mechanics' Hank of Haltlmore. will be nol-prossed and the Jury will he so Instructo when court opens this morning. Mr. Smith brought out all phaso (Continued on Pago 8i~CoT.~ 2 ) T [ Capture Slayer Wanted In Atlanta DETROIT, Jan. 13.?Frank It. Du pre, wanted in Atlanta, (in., accord ing to authorities here, on a charge of slaying a detective and wounding II. (iraham West, Atlanta city comp troller. was arrested here today. Bootleggers Set Up as . Salesmanship Models I I'.y Associated Press.] <\\M I: li 11 ><; K. MASS., Jan. 13.? r.ootlegLreiK were set up as models in salesmanship before students of the graduate schools of business administration at Harvard today. William Maxwell, first vice president of Thomas A. Kdison, Inc., in a lecture before the class in sales management said that personal observation of the sales methods of wholesale bootleggers had convinced him that I-. many cases they had developed cred itable sales technique. "It Is noteworthy," he added, "that salesmen engaged In il legitimate pursuits, ' such as bootlegging, conftdenoo men and tho men who sell worthless sccurltlon are for tho most part closer students of salesmanship than tho salesmen who are en - gaged in selling meritorious ar ticles." : Dry Enforcement Worries President 11!y Associated Press.] WASH! NGTON. Jan. 13.? Presi dent Harding, it was made known today, Is considerably cone. rn 1 over the question of prohibition enforcemeiit. but. it was said, hud as yet d-termlned upon no det nlte policy to .secure a moi? tii<>roul-(i compliance with the 'aw Pnfavorbale comment was mails at the White House, concerning nuiniei|>atltics, wliich. It. was said, han openly countenanced the flout* Ing o* the prohibition law. It was indicated that the President was giving considerable thotiKht to the situation, it is known he regards law enforcement as the keystone ? ?f t h con.stitution.il government and It was said that lie was ob serving the situation closely with the \ lew of evolving some policy for adherence to the law. iM BOARD OF THREE ADVOCATED Is Main Feature of Hampton Roads Commission's Re port to Assembly. MADE HOUSE DOCUMENT Would Ilavc Executive In formed as to Efficiency of Pilots. necommendations that a perma nent State Harbor Commission be created, to consist of three members to be appointed by the Gj-Ve..- or with the advice of the Stuto Jennie, one member to h?> a harbor development engineer with full authority to carry on the development of the harbors of Hampton Itoads. are made In the first report of the Commission of Develop ment of Hampton itoads, made to the Legislature and prlnaed as House Document No. a, yesterday. The permanent State Port Com mission, It |h recommended, is to take steps to have Hampton Itoads made a free port, anil is also to see that the Hoard of Pilot Commissioners make nn annual report to the Gover nor as to the general efficiency of the personnel of the Virginia Pilots* Association. the maintenance of proper equipment, sufficiency of ap prentices. and to the fairness of rates, as compared with other ports, with a view to keeping this important .ser vice up to its present standard. The report covers tin- meetings (Continued on I 'a go 12, Col. i.) | RAIL SHOP WORKERS ? NOT TO VOTE ON STRIKE | Will Accept lie vision ,tf Working littles lij I nlior Hoard. ; I'.y I'liitcd Xews. | CHICAGO. Jan. 13.?Uepresenta tives ..i fiao.OOO railroad shop work ers niiiiouiii'vd lu re Krlday that they would not order a strike vote taken by their organizations as a result ? ?f the revision of working rules in favor of the railroads bv the L'nlted States Kail road i.abor Hoard. This decision was reached after a week's session by 100 leaders of the aix big shop unions. The decision of the board on rules Is not accepted in toto, however, ac cording to President li. M. Jewell, and a rehearing will he requested of the hoard on certain provisions of the decision. PREPARE MEASURE FOR INTRODUCTION i IN THE ASSEMBLY I ? Advocates of Scheme Say They Arc Not Least Discouraged. I WILL TRY TO CONVINCE I DELEGATES OF "ERROR" I Assert Proposed Issue Can Be Floated .Without Increase in Taxation. ASSOCIATION MKHR XKXT AVRKK llndy Will foimldrr Situation In All 11m I'hnMrn n( Annum Convention. Plans looking to introduction In tlio General Assembly of a bill pro viding for a bond issue for road building In Virginia am going ahead, regardless of adoption by the House, Friday, of a resolution pledging to the people of the State that It would not authorize the issuance of bonds for road Improvements at this si ssion. Advocates of a bond Issue are not in the least discouraged or disconcerted by the turn of events. If they are. they do not show It; ami their public utterances belie | it. In fact, they do not tako tho House resolution seriously. "It means absolutely nothing," an official of the Virginia Good Roads Association declared last night. "Wo are going ahead with our plans, and wo are confident that, when wo con. vince the members of the House that the issuance of bonds for roads will not mean an increase in taxat!onf tlio.se who voted for tho resolution will change their minds and cast their votes for a bond lssuo. Sny Resolution Mourn* Nothing. "The resolution adopted by the House means nothing. Thero Ifl nothing in It to prevent any one who voted for it to chnngo his mind when the bill providing for a bond lasu* goes before tho General Assembly, "Fear of an Increase in taxation resulting from a bond lssuo Impelled tho.se who voted for tho resolution to take tho action they did. We are going to show to the members of the Ooneral Assembly that thero will bo no such increase. Colonel Thomau H. Mi-Adams went over our llguros very carefully and stated that ho believed they were entirely conserva tive nnd that bonds could be Issued without an increase in taxation. "The resolution as passed by the House will amount to nothing, for we can show?and we mean to show ?that a bond issue for the purpose proposed will not mean an increase in taxes." \\ ill CniivtiMN KntSre Sltuntlon. Colonel r. Vaughan. Jr., presi dent of tho Virginia Good lionds As sociation. could not be seen last night. He left earlier in the eve ning for his home at Franklin, lie is said, however, to have declared that a bill providing for a bond is sue for roads would be introduced In the legislature, notwithstanding the action of tho House. V. I>. L. Robinson, executive secre tary of the Virginia Good lionds As sociation. stated last night that tho executive committee of the associa tion, at a conference called for Mon day, would canvass tho entire situa tion, giving duo consideration to the (Continned on I'nge S, Col. 1.) 7 CHILDREN FREED IN HOMICIDE TRIALS BY PHILADELPHIA COURTS Four Boys and Three Girls Found Not Guilty by Juve nile Judges Following Recent Ruling That Such Cases Come Under Jurisdiction of Counties. I !!>? Associated I'ress.] I'll IliAl 11 A. l'A.. Jan. 1.1.? Seven children, four buys ami throe girls. were acquitted in homicide trials today. The large number of such persons in juvenile cases re sulted from a recent ruling that legal Juveniles (children 1 or less), when charged with murder, come undet the Jurisdiction of the county courts, instead of the juvenile division of tho municipal courts, which lias no penalizing authority beyond a refor matory sentence. Three additional courts were opened to clear up the accumulation of cases. Klizabeth Mabel i.aucc. 15, was found not KUilty on a manslaughter charge, growing out of tlie death of her father, whom, it "Is alleged, she attacked with a CSirl Scout knife when ho choked iter mother. "I only meant to scare him?I didn't want to stab him," she sobbed. In giving her testimony. Angelina Itlspo, IB. charged with killing h6T slnter-in-law, was acquit ted after police had quoted her as saying the shooting was unintention al, while ah* arMj?Ujrlo* with a re volver. The girl's husband, Michael, front whom she was separated soon after tho shooting, was in court as a witness. iAiciile Waters. 12. was acquitted of murder and manslaughter in shoot ing Silvan Harrison, otherwise known as Uoberl S. Rhodes, evidence indi cating the act was accidental. William J. Iirummond, 11, was ac quitted of* murder and manslaughter lu causing the death of a boy he pushed while playing marbles. Alexander Vanderslioe, H, charRed with the'murder of Stanley Lasknw ski. 12. was found not guilty. Tes timony was given that the boys wero hunting muskrats. when I^askov/ ski made a taunting remark. A companion handed Vnndersllce a rltle, which ho pointed at I^askowski ami ilred. George Doess. who is al leged to have handed him a rlflo, waff also held by the coroner, but was freed today. A verdict of not guilty um Also found In the case of James Galla gher, 12, charged with manslaughter in connection with the shooting of Qllbort Mulligan, *