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'First With the News"
Full Associated Press
The Weather
II Mill lip rnin (uilnvi Ihr forocn?t
for tomorrow l?, innrKlrd
mill nnrmrr.
I'or full wathcr report ?eo Editorial !?ag?.
vol.I'M i: ?
Balloting Here and in IV-'
tcrt>l)iir*r (1 o m |) 1 e 1 o <1;
Other I nions Artiim.
n i
No Fi<;rm-;s (;i\ i:\ orr
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.
\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
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.)'
OIhi'hmm Subject .if I'lnciiiii Parmer
011 I'edcral llcMcrtc
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 ??
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
\ 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
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. \
..... '. ?? "? ? ? ??
Paris Criticism of Briand
Dies Down Witli Start
ling Suddenness.
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
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
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. ?!.*>
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.
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
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
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.
Much Interest in Meeting of
Southern Parliament in
Dublin Today.
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
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
Found in ;;nxl Hoekatrny Cnnnl,
Near l.ynhrook, I.ong
[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
GET $1,000 LOOT
Do Their Work W hile Chil
dren Play in Adjoin
ing Yard.
Silverware Found Piled on
the Floor of Dining
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.
TrusOng Ilhode Inlnndrr ('omen to
Illehinond to "Get III*
[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
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.
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
Decision to this cffoct was reached
at Qablnct meeting Friday, following
a discussion of the unemployment alt*
Announcement T hat It
Rested ( Jomes as Surprise
to Spectators.
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 )
[ 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
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.
Is Main Feature of Hampton
Roads Commission's Re
port to Assembly.
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.)
| Will Accept lie vision ,tf Working
littles lij I nlior
; 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.
? Advocates of Scheme Say
They Arc Not Least
Assert Proposed Issue Can Be
Floated .Without Increase
in Taxation.
llndy Will foimldrr Situation In All
11m I'hnMrn n( Annum
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.)
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, *

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