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? 72D YEAR
The Weather
Maovr or rain and tvarmrr loilnj i to
morrow, cloudy t itrobnbl)'
(For full weather report mto puce 4.)
Complete Markets
Full Associated I'rcss
He port
Kiiterod January 17. 1J05. ?t th?> l'o?t-Offlc?
itlchmond. V?? u( Be court Cta?? Matter
Richmond Financiers See
in 1923 Prosperity
for All.
MeAdamp, Former President
American Hankers' Asso
ciation, Optimistic.
f'oiiilli loni Here Mo.nl RneournKlnK,
?Sch m iirrsch 11 ?! Drrlnrrh?I lit I ?? la
Ksprrl iilK llimlnrHN.
crops. Willi cotton, tobacco
und other products of the .noil bring
ing ?.*<)(?.I prices; til.. possibility of
easy money, wlilch will Insure finan
cial and business stability.. a cam
!'?' 'km of building. which Ih ?i v s rj ii
employment to all classes of me
chanics, ami other* who lU.vtru worn.
Ih rta III to put Rlr.hrnoinl aii'l the
entire South in an easy condition
that asui.rch iinuiii.il prosperity for
the .New Year that l.eKins tomorrow
"I tils |it?s|i. i it v will . ..in. to Rich
rnoml. I., .-a.is- this city enjoy.- the
tr.i ie I r..in thi territory that Is af
fected by the I.Ik pi i< t r cotton.
toha< eo anil otlu r crops. m,<i becnu.'.
tl.et.- Is lucre l.ulldlllK K ? ? ? 1. >-* oil here
now ttian has t?e.ii known tor inanv
llilHlnrxH Men Optimistic.
l.- .i.IlM; Ii.iiiI(. t>, merchant,, anil
nun in ail lin. s .,f busiin-s*. ia:K.
small, ar. optimistic over tli- pros
pects for the year of iy2J. This feel
lug Is ilite. th. > say. t., t|,e notice,
aloe improv> meat m financial condi
tions ami in all ..ther a.-livitlo, iltir
lii?* the past l. \v mont lis, ami. while
till foreign s11 nation presents a p.,.,.
fcil'llity --t npMttlriK expectations,
that ? houl.l not I., t,... seriously eon
"??'I'K'I. it i.s pointed out.
Th-n.. is one thin*. how eV.-r. that
all .ii,-I.-, i.. certain. I'rle.M m
line will be high. The cost of coal,
tl.e high ?ai;('t paid labor, both skill
? and uiisklllod. and i lie cost of raw
in.it. rial la responsible for that ?<.
I* claimed.
Hankers and merchants who have
be.ri tnt.rvlewe.i i,y Thl. Tunes-IMs
patch il.clar. that. d-spRe U,? un
settled eon.lit Ions Richmond ami
throughout tne United State* because
of the strikes, business ha.l been bet
ter since .September than !t was ilurr
lug the mine period of 1921. and that
liter, is no reason t>. believe that
ntiythiiiK will happen to prevent an
Increased Improverm nt.
' nr SlKirlOKe Itrcllflrif.
I Calliolid h rail if also are looking
f?.r a more prosperous year than the
on. e:o..iuit today. i".ir sln.rt.inu for
hauI:iik coiil. wh|.:n lias exist,.d for
several month.-, has been rectified
official* say. and the transportation'
?>f the fm I will not bo retarded to
any extent in the future. ICquip
rneitl that was necessarily out of
conimissloii because of tho strikes
ol I.t.?t summer has been put in re
pair. and rolling stock for use in
hauling passengers and freight is
about as adequate for all emergen
cies. it is said.
llot. I men are also looking for
the biggest twelve months since tliu
close of the World War. improve
ment in business conditions, gener
ally. would tend to make the hotels
busier, it is pointed out. but many
conventions have already been book
ed for Richmond In 1923, fur
that reason thousands of visitors will
have to b.. provided for
If th. business at tlu* Richmond
post-othee increases In 192a In pro
portion to lie; Increase this year, it
-?will pass all previous marks. Re
ceipt s for the twelve months ending
today show a pain over the preced
'"K year of 8.3r? j?or ccnt.
The foilowiim- figures were an
nounced yesterday by Postmaster
htcvn rt:
R? ft'ill'l# for the fiscal year orrd
ing ~ tine 50, 19? 1. 11.455,564.20 V
Receipts for the fiscal year end^
ing June 30. 1922. Jl,.'.70.6 18 44 1
Receipts for half fiscal year end
ing December 31. 1922, $850,000 (in
cluding today.)
Mr.Vdiinm I for Bljj Year.
I homas M. McAdanis. for in?r pres
ident of the American Hankers1 Asso
ciation. and member of tho firm of
Scott & Strlngfellow, bankers and
brokers, of Richmond, is one of tho
leading bankers of this. city, who Is
;ooK.n? forward to ii prosperous
"Wo should have normal prosperity I
next year," said Mr. McAdams vester
day. "There Is plent y ofemploymenr
for those <t ho want to work and busi
ness men should all enjoy it If they
develop what is before them conser
vatively and avoid speculation in
goods and commodities.
"The crops In tho South have been
unusually good this year and cotton
and tobacco have brought good prices
I hat has made the farmer prosper
ous. Tha possibility of oa.sy money
insures financial und business stabil
ity. pr^ylded our foreign policies are
developed In a way to bring about
a solution of tlio situation abroud
and the co?l situation, wh(oh enters
into every facility Is . solved on
basis irj which publlc'interost is giv
en consideration." ., ?'
C.cneraV Outlook RoconraginK.
tv 1 ?,chwarzchll(r. pr^slijent of
'.l? 1 M<,,"chants' Association.
Ti^t! u tho Cent?""I National
Bank and .president of Sch warascblld
j?.wo ' nlso 1,1 ke3 op'
19"? {? vicr of 11,0 "'Nation in
r Schwarzschlld said:
100T, e6n?rwl outlook for tho year
J8 yCry cncol,raS'ng. The aver
age business in 1923 should he better
than for ID22, provided thore nr? no
? fll Z! M In IS 11 rope,
aqd that ^hp rise of prices In other
(Continued on Pago 2. ~Coriimn~5r)~
ba!*? time and money?travel while
r?pr con'?ecting train to
iY ?>F 'n^ ??* Ky.. S09 B Main ^
Bt. Phon^ Mad. 273.?Adv, , al"l
Suggestion Made to Lausanne Co ifcrenec U. S. W ill
Furnish-$20,000,000 if Suitable Territory Is As
signed for Nation Made Homeless fov Persecution.
Illy A.sMoi'iu? <mI Press.)
f.AUKANNK. Dec. 30.?Plan* for an
A nil 'iiia ti national hi>m<', llnanced by
n pons i I > 1?? f I'O.OOO.OOu approiiriat Ion
by the United States Congress or a
popular loan In America In nil') It ion
to funds from other countries. were
presented to the Near K.i.st confer
ence today by the. Ainerican delega
It Is suggested In the American
plan that the Armenian home he
located iii Cllleia, just north of the
? iuif of Alexandretta. in territory
containing about IS.000 square miles
I'lnii Proposed |>> Mon (Koiner;.
Tin: plan Is the work of I?r. 'Jeorge
! 15. Montgomery. director of the Ar
j rn' nlan ? A mi rtcim Society, who an
nounced he had Just received a mes
sage from tbo I.'nlted Stat< s r.uylng
a resolution was I eir.g Introduced in
; the llon.se <>f IteptVs-tita11 vrs author
j Izlng President Harding to lend J20,
000,000 for thirt project If tin l.aun
I untie conference iii.kIp adequate ter
ritorial provision for the home.
The tension in the peace negotla
j lions of the Sc.tr K.ist conference
| wan unrelieved l>y the developments
: in the meetings of the suhcommis
! slons this morning.
1 oiifrrenre 1' iimiiI Isfiictorj?,
"Sterile ami unsatisfactory" were
the words employed hy allied rop
icsentativ's iii commenting on th
mcetlngs held to discuss the ques
tions of minorities and economic
"The general conference is stand
ing still." said one of the delegates
In summarizing conditions.
The American delegation presented
t the plan for Armenia to the minor
! ities commission of the conference,
together witii an indorsement from
I'r. James 1,. liarton and W. W. 1'tct,
represent!ng the IVd-ral Council of
Protestant Churches in America, who
left IVausanne a few days ago for
'I urkey. to study the conditions of
[ the Christian minorities, dislodged by
; the war. In submitting the project
j the American spokesman said:
"The proposal for an autonomous
t area for the Armenians has engaged
i (Continued on Page 'J. Col. 4.)
Appropriation Hill It Silent
on Borah Conference
President Afkcd to Seek
Another Disarmament
I Hy Associated Press 1
WASHINGTON. 1 >??'? 3').?Tli"! I33S.
I ("? .ooo naval appropriation bill was
|>uMil] Jute today by the Senate.
Senator Month Republican, Idilio,
did m.I offer his a mejidlni-nt for a
world economic conference and the
S'liilo dl.J ii..t dlsi-us* nor change
tin- Hons?i provision requesting tho
I'roH iifl?nt to negotiate for a further
, naval limitation agreement.
Ihls j?rVyis 01, regaining in the
l>Hl, will i^a'.to the l*r> sitlent ami will
not come before 10 ?. S;n:it<! si ml
Mouse conferees. It requests the
Presdent to negotiate with tS resit
; Kritain. Japan. ICssince anil Italy with
a v|. w To agret ments limiting vi'j.
s?ls under 10.000 tons and aircraft
not I'uveri i| by the arms conference
tr, iti-'s.
{ liiiiK l'"ltlleil to offer Amendment.
| Threaten,,) efforts to exit ml t!.e
I Hons,. provision did not materialize
after t h-- flurry over the Borah
i amendment. Senator King. Democrat,
l.'tali, <ii<I not offer It's amendment
providing a latul and sea armament
limitation conference.
After paSSsige of the naval bill,
the administration shipping bill,
which hail been laid aside temporar
? !!y. was brought up again and plac?il
! in position for resumption of debate
! whetl the Senate meets again n$Xt
i Wednesday.
ProtrActed speeches today on ex
t traneous subjects resulted in si charge
? by Senator Stnoof, Uepubllcan. Utah.
| ti.at tilibustering was in progress.
I The speech-making stopped soon
I after Senator Smoot's stsitement, sill
i Senators uniting in expediting pas
i sage of the naval bill. Senator Junes,
; Republican. WaMhingtoti, in charg ? of
the shipping bill, gave notice, liow
' ever, that next Wednesday he would
1 ("ont inueil on l'age -. Col. 3.)
Nearly ?7,000,000 Worth of
Li<{iior Brought to Gotham
Last Night.
[ By Associated Press.]
NEW YORK, Dec.' 30.? With , the
sub chasor Hanson, Federal dry* navy
of the port of Now York, He'd tip at
the Battery with engines disabled, the
Narrows was left ungitardcil, tonight
long enough for fifteen riim-ru liners
to slip Into port with nearly fT.OOO,
000 worth of liquor for Now Year's,
the police department was advised.
The llftoen little vessels are be
lieved by prohibition officials to have
aboard at least tit),000 esipcs of liquor.
They represent oniy a part of the
fleet of rum-laden craft, which since
a few days before Christmas had been
just outside the three-mile limit,
awaiting opportunity to run the
gantlet into the city.
Federal prohibition Zona Chief Ap
?pleby :wus amsized whon he- learned
that the Hansen. flagship of his "flry
floot," was tiod up at her pior.
, "X thought,' She was buJUvpatr.olHng
the Narrows," ho explained.
Appleby* Immediately got in touch
with Csiptain John H. Pyaart, com
mander of the Hansen. It developed
that a mysterious ordor had been; re
ceived on tho Hanson to have her en
gines repaired, but tho authority for
tho order could not be learned. Tho
rum .uliasor thim wont' to her dock
and Tier engines were taken down.
All this followed dlBCovory in tho
crew's qusirtera on the Hansen today
of twenty caso of liquor, alleged to
have been part of a cargo 0( seventy
cases seized on the schooner Dlnnie
Hell, several days ago.
With tho Hansen out of the way,
Appleby tonight, endeavored to press
every available small hoat into serv
ice to head "bIT the hlockado runners.
He said tho Narrows wero guarded
by police patrols and tho coast guard
men also wore vigilant.
, -y**I
Bonnr Law s Proposal Is to
I'ix Sum at twelve
Movement of Troops Into
Jluhr District Anticipated
in January.
[My Associated Press.]
I.'>NI?.,N\ Ij,.,.. 30?.Sln.e the ad
journment .,{ ;.r. IIllcr((
'",r' "? IX'cemb-r 11, in
, order tr? avoid an open bre; k be
tween Great Britain and Trance on
ho subject ?.f reparations there has
been h flood of rumors and reports
concerning .ho folutlor of the dead
lock that Primp M.nlmer lu,nar Uw
; was likely to propose when. the al
.'?epr.-Hcniatlv^H rcH&med their
iliiicuy.Vinii*) in I'd rig.
OHltlal Malrnrnl I*?u<hJ.
,. ?n'y however. was an au
fr?n. ? V.e , forthcoming:
" ' "flii'la circles. T?iin was to the
????t that the British Premier would
K" to Paris next .Monday- armed with
?? new plan for a ii.^l and complete*!
settlement of the whole ..ucMlon of1
rrn.iny ? war obligations.
l I???*?** ufU r u,? London I
breakdown, Downing Street's Idea
was l.iat the French attitude would !
- ' J a"?,'t .bul th* fortnight has
' ooi'Un V,0.,r<ni French official I
opi.lion to be away from, instead of
owurrt th., British. with the result!
Hint Doiinr Law yesterday pre-'
sen ted to his Cabinet a plan which
it is stated comprises the utmost
limit of liriti.sh concessions.
Principle* ?f rin,,.
In its broad principles the plan Is
| ???iti to he us
I '' Ary f*,',arMtlons program agreed '
| upon Paris must he ? final one" !
j which will p?t a definite en.l to the i
wrangling of the last three years
and give an opportunity for the
c.'ononile reconstruction o"f liurope. !
A moratorium for Germany is'
esscntia 1 f,,r a period of from two
t" lour years. In which time Germany !
must balance ln-r budget, stabilize j
the mark and undergo general rlnan
f "form "nder allied supervision !
but not under allied receivership.
It educe Itepuratlonn l.nrgely
.1. Reduction of reparations total
to about ?2.500.0(10.000. which If not1
paid after Germany |? given a ;
fair chance to make good her obll- I
gallons, will be obtained by an as-!
fending scale of economic penalties. I
British ofllclal circles discount!
rem in from Paris that the French !
had formed definite, unchangeable
Plans, to be forced against -the Ger
man." beginning January 15.
It is staled that Premier Poineare
is likely to be surprised to find
i.onar I.aw jn full sympathy with
him against the German tactics of
evasion and nonfulfillment of
pledges, the only differences of
opinion being in the method of ob
talning reparations p ayinents, the
(Continued on page li7~CoI^ 2.)
Mnrjliind AiitmnohlliMfN I.our Their
Registration Cards.
[By Associated Press.] ' i.
BAI/TIMOKK, ? MD.rDec. 30.?Thou -
sands of MarylaiVd autoitiobilists,
although they have their 192? license
tags, will be unabln to start the .Now
Year with a motor trip, all .because
of carelessness.
When the automobile tags were
sent out this _year by mail, they wero
accompanied, by the operator's regis
tration card. , In fact, tho' namo on
Iho registration card carried the
package. It,was contained In a lit
tle envelope with, a patented cover
that permits of reading matter con
tained Inside. A notation at the top
called attention to the fact thtjU the
registration card was inolria.i -
Many of those who got plates,failed
to take out this registration'card .and
threw the paper'away. Next thcy'kp
plied to tho offlcr, of Automobile
Commissioner Austin Uaughman for
another cavd.
."Thousands have made this mis
fake," said Colonel Baughman today.
"Wo did all wo could to help them,
but they failed to read the directions
on the' packet .containing the tags,
and bo wm, be prevented from u#lns
tholr 'machines." "*
Daughter of Late Chief
Justice Fuller Dies
in Chicago.
j Police Officials Relieve Mrs.
Del ins l ook Her
Own Life.
Pnjtrr* Dlnriivrrrd Oi Kuimi Itevenl
Woman Worth nt |,?.n>t
(IJy Associated press ]
CHICAGO, l>pC. 30.?Neighbors
breaking down the door of a cheaply
furnished three-room apartment to
day found the bo.jy of Mrs. Maude
Fuller D{lius. eldest daught-r of the
late MHvllI. \v. Fuller, Chief Justice
, tioe of the United .States Supreme
A Washington society favorite a
generation ago. Mrs. Delius. police
i bclievr*. cn<l<*<l h? r Lf?; some tim*? ilur
; "<K tile last three weeks. She was
last seen alive on December ?? Tlx*
rooms reeked .,f (he odors of burned
1 and narcotics, according to
< oronor Wolf. who inspected the
l<ody before !t was removed to the
j morgue, i'ollc* bas<* their belief in
; >ulclde on the fact that the door had
been barred with a shovel braced
; beneath the knob.
iieside th<- body was a check for
J.'3.> and a bankbook showed a bal
ance of t?7.00u in a local bank. She
had a monthly income of J600 and
owned considerable property her?*.
hut despite that fact had lived vir
tually a recluse since the death of
her husband, who killed himself
eighteen years ago.
From papers found in the a part
menr. police said, the woman appar
ently was worth at least $'.'50.000.
In her youth, sin- was a society fa
vorite of the fashionable Hyde Pnrk
district. Following the appointment
; "f ber father to the Supreme Court,
she lived in Washington for many
? yi-ii rn.
Upon her marriage io Delius. who
was then chief contracting agent for'
tho Chicago and Northwestern Rail-'
road, _lhey moved to the neighborhood '
In which she had lived sljico his
death. She was about 55 y<?ara old.
Blaze Originating in Base-!
nwnt Quickly Controlled
by Fighters.
Mrs. Cook's Cafeteria, 805-S07 East
I ?ruce Street, was threatened with!
destruction by fire which was discov.
ered in the basement of the build
ing shortly alter 3 o'clock this
morning. The bluze. which is re- j
ported to have originated among!
some boxes, was gaining rapid head- !
kay when firemen arrived on the
Firemen of Engine Conipanv No.
7 succeeded in reaching the blaze by
entering the rear of the building.
Fire apparatus was stationed in an
alley near St. Paul's Chute and other
equipment at Ninth and (irac,
highlit and Crace and Eighth and
Franklin Streets.'
When a cellar cap in front of the
cafeteria was opened dense smoke (
burst forth, handicapping the work
of tho firemen 1n front of the build
ing. Tito basement was flooded with
water. The damage will not exceed
J 2.000.
Victims lane IJveX In An to. (rush
IlrlUgc. . I
I By Associated Press.I
HALT I MORE, MO., Dec. 31. Five.
persons were killed in an automobile
accident early this morning:. The
crash occurred on the Hanover Street
bridge, near the center oC the city.
Ileitis Womittt, Gets Hotel Funds.
CHICAGO, Dec. 30.?A robber this
afternoon held tip Mrs.. Xatherlne
Donovan, head bookkeeper of the
Palmer House?famous old hostelry
of world's fair days?knocked hef
unconscious and escaped with from
J.>.000 to $10,000 of the hotel's funds.
s '
George W'avne Anderson,!
Distinguished Virginia
Lawyer, Succumbs.
Born in Albemarle County,
He Was Fifty-Nine
^ ears Old.
i:m cati:i> at tiii; cmvkumty
.Srrt nl In t.eiternl Assembly, \\ here
He \\ oh I,ending I'lKurr.
Oltleer In Militia.
' .'oloiiol ' Jeorge Wayne A nderson,
C it.v Attorn' of Richmond, and one
of the most distinguished lawyers .in
V;ri;iniK. died >???.<? terday morning at
2:30 o'clock at bis homo. 1033 West;
Grace. He wa.< in failing health j
several years. Funeral services will
l>e conducted from St. Paul's IJpisco
pal Church this afternoon at 1
o'clock. Kev. \V. Russell ilowic. D. IX.
anil Kev. Russell Cecil, D. P. ofllciat
Ing. Interment will he in Hollywood.
Pallbearers are: Active?Archihalil
G. Robertson, Richmond T. L.aoy,
John Sl< el ton Williams, Archer An
derson. J. K .1 Anderson, lCdward
HoliAon, Heid Uohsou, John U. In- i
urahi. .lulleii I! Hill and Vlrginnus !
Honorary?Joseph C, Powers, Fred !
H. Powell." Ltarton II. Grundy, Mor
gan H. Mills. Fred W. Scott. Jinljc
itevirley '1'. Crump, .IuiIkc \V. A. Moii- i
cure. Judge U. C. Hichardson, Judge j
Ernest H. Wells, Charles O. Saville. |
II It. l'ollard. Jr.. Judge Daniel,
Grinnan, K. ltandolph Williams, Dr. 1
Hubert C. Uryan. Pr. Alexander G.
Urown, l>r. A. I.. Cray, Satinders
Ilobson. Dr. C. V. Carrington. Mur
ray McGuire. C. B. Boiling, Clyde W.
Saunders and Senator James 1',. Can
1 non.
Horn In A llinnnrlr County.
Colonel Anderson was born at Bdge
Hill. Albemarle County, July 10, 18B3.
and was a son of Edward Clifford ;
Anderson, of Savannah, Ga., and |
Margaret Itandolp'.., of lidgo Hill,
who was a granddaughter of Thomas
; Jefferson. .
j (.'yloael Anderson was educated In
private sohools"and at the University
I of Virginia, from which lie was j
I graduated IU IS!>S. He at onct be- j
gall lite practice of law In Richmond
wliiVb he continued until his death '
lla Served Richmond aS a member ot !
the House of Delegates; and a I so as a !
State Senator. He took a great in
terest for years In the Virginia
volunteer militia, rising from a pri
vale in the Stuart Horse Guards to
colonel of the First Virginia H.-gt
ment. He. was appointed Assistant
C':t> Attorney hi PJiJ?. uml whs elected
City Attorney by the City Council In
lie Is survived by hia wife, son
and daughter. Edward C. and Cary ,
Nicholas Anderson, two sisters, Mrs
Harry Parkntan. Jr.. of Boston, Mass
and Miss Sarah Randolph Anderson,
of Savannah. Another son. Captain
George Wayne Anderson. Jr.. was
killed tn action in France on Novem
ber I. 1918
Attended llnnover Academy. ^
Colonel Anderson was reatotl part
ly iii the country and partly in the
clt v fie lived n the count rv con
tinuously from his thirteenth year
until his graduation from the Uni
versity. As a boy he attended Han
over Academy until he was ready for \
matriculation at the University of j
Virginia, where he was graduated in
Kcveral academic studies ? moral
philosophy, modern languages and |
historical science.
It was during this period that ho
developed his marked talent for ora
tory and debate. lie won the de
bater's medal both at Hanover
Academy and the University. His
early inclination was toward the law |
and he was graduated from the law,
school with the degree ot bachelor ,
of law in 1SSS.
Shortly afterward he entered upon
Tcontiiui.d mi Page. ("ol. :t.)
lletiry ('lews Dnncrrmisly 111.
(Hy Universal Service.]
NBW YORK, Dec. :t0. ? Henry
Clews, banker and noted financial
expert, was reported late tonight to
lie in n grave condition at his home
here, suffering from bronchial pneu
monia. Grave apprehension for Ills
recovery because of his advanced
age, S2 years, was felt by 1ns
Aunt Priscilla
Is "Some Cook "
According to those who know her, AUNT PRISCILLA
is a real genius of the kitchen. There is nothing "scien
tific" about AUNT PRISCILLA'S methods. Her kitchen
counsel is the good old-fashioned kind. Watch for her
words of wisdom every morning in ? ' ; ?/
? *i% w ? , * r ,
The Times-Dispatch
Real and Personal Property Relieved of Taxation Un
der Covenant That Will T % Written Into
tlie Face of the Certificates.
Written into tlin face of the certi-| drawn so that it will cause the bur
iicates themselves, a guarantee thatiden of Improvement of highways to
personal or real property will not h?. j fall upon those who used the roads
taxed to meet the outstanding am! and to make certain that val and
unpaid obligations, and providing for personal property will be protected
a tax on gasoline or oth r motor fuel from highway Improvement tax.
for tii.it purpo.se. the bond bill, to be j Text of the bill, relating the "guar
presented at the extra good roads j antee, as it was prepared in Koanoke,
session of the General Assembly. , follows:
when it convenes on February 1!K. is "In addition to the full faith and
now ready and in the hands of I'resi- credit of the State of Virginia, hereby
dent 11. S. Elliott, of the Virginia ] pledged to the payment of this bond
Good Koads Association. j ami interest thereon, the State of
The bill was decided upon and Virginia covenants and agrees with
drafted at a meeting held in Koanoke lh? holder hereof and with the clt
last Tucsdav bv president IOIIiott. It. 'sens an.I taxpayers of the State, in
llolman Willis, floor leader of the ! eonslderation of. the authorization of
House of delegates; I). U Hull. .Ir..,",:s hond issue by the General As
of Koanoke. member of the Good ! sembly of Virginia, that so long as
I toads Association; Major Marvin this bond Is outstanding and unpaid.
Smithey. of I Brunswick County, mem- "'e State of \ irgin'.a will levy a stif
ber of the House of delegates, and ,ri<?nl t:,x on "r other motor
otlur got <1 roads advocates. j tuo1- r,r other vehicular motive power.
The conference wis held for the 1 ,,r 0:1 vehicles. to pay Interest hereon. |
purpose of discussing the movement i",<' ,-reate a sinking fund for ihej
t,. have vac: I. s in the Senate tilted ; ro? Irement of this hond. and further;
by p.,od roads candidates in every ' eoveiiant.s and agrees that the funds
dlatrict of tiie state. The road bond I derived from tno gale of bonds, under
bill was then taken up, ami it was | (Continued on i'a^e l\ Col. IT)
Files Brief in Supreme Court
as to Prohibition
on Sea?.
Foreign Lines' Appeal to Su
preme Court Held Im
proper Course.
[ Hy Associated Prers.)
WASHINGTON. Deo. :io.?Challeng
ing tlif* Jurisdiction of tn<? Supreme
Court to consider the appeals brought
by foreign steamship rompanicH
from tlie prohibition ruling of Judge
lland at New York, uml Insisting that
the authority of Congross extended
to control ovi>r Intoxicating Ijquors
on American ships on the high Hen*,
the Federal government today tiled
with the ruurt two briefs which will
ho need as the basis for Its oral
arguments next week whe,n the up-'
peals are reached.
Hun Not Consented to Suit.
With regard to the. proceedings In
stituted by the foreign lines, the
government declared It bad not con- j
sented to be sued, ur.d that suit
against it could not b?.> sustained
without Its consent. It also ques
tioncd the right of the foreign com- ]
panics to bring thu appeals, insist- j
lug that they had other remedy at
law open to them, and had not pre
sented a cause for action.
The appeals of the American lines I
were n.>t challenged on the grounds I
of Jurisdiction, but the government
insisted that if Congress could pro- |
hibit American ships from including 1
intoxicating liquor In their cargo It j
could also prohibit them from hav- !
Ing su? h liquor in their sea stores ]
for use by* passe tigers while on I be !
high seas. There is no distinction
in law between the cargo and sea j
stores, the brief held, so far as ex- |
ercisi- of authority by the United
Stutvs is concern'd.
Nerd Oul.v In I'u) Store.
In its brief dealing with foreign
ships, the government declared that
any ditliculty the foreign steamship
companies might experience in ob
taining adequate crows by the bar
ring ot intox.eating liquors In Amer
ican ports xcould b? readily obviated
by the payment of higher Wages.
Tin's prohibition amendment and '
the enforcement act require the up- j
plication of prohibition to every |
place Where the I'nited States may
exerclsi. Jurisdiction, the govern- ,
mini further declared in a brief tiled
in regard to the appeal v?f the Amer
ican steamship lines from Judge
Hand's decision.
Tile briet s.iid it was "deplorable"
that enforcement of prohibition
"may interfere with development of
i/ur cherished merchant marine," but
added that tho people having made
prohibition a part of the organic
laws, "the courts can listen only to
the mandates of law, and can tread
that path which Is marKcd out by
It was Insisted that tho prohibition
against bringing liquor within the
territorial jurisdiction of the United
(.Continued on 1'age -1, Col. 3.)
President Commutes Sentence*, Hut
All Must Irate
I Hy Associated Press. 1
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30.?The sen
tences oI eight members of the in
dustrial Works of tho World, con
victed In the Haywood case of con
spiracy and violation of war-time
lawfc, were commuted by President
Harding today to expire at once on
condition that the eight prisoners
leave the United States and novcr
ret urn.
The prisoners "Will be given sixty
days in which to arrange for their
departure, and will be required to
give bond on their departure from
prison that they will appear at u
slated time and surrender them
selves for deportation.
The men whose sentences were
commuted were; Aurolio Vlitctntl
A/.ultra, sentenced to twenty years;
C. J. Hourg, ten years; Peter Green,
ten years; Charles L,. Lambert,
twonly years; Ilarry Uloyd, tlvo
years; Burt Lorton, ton yoarli; Sam
Scarlett, twenty years; Archie Sln
<^tlr, ten* years. _
| Asserts Mer Rouge Murders
Probably by Another
I Dr. MeKoin Member and Or
ganizer of Law and
Order League.
I By Associated Press. 1
J MOXUOK, I, A., Dec. 30.?Invent!
i cut Ion of sftorM societies known to
I have existed In Morehouse Parish,
j La., and Ashley County. ArU? and
; devoted to the enforcement of the
j llnuor laws /along lh?i Arkansas
( Louisiana border, will bo made by
Department of Justice agents as wcU
j as by representatives of the Louls
j lana Ku-Khix Klan. it was learned
I here today.
Members of the Morehouse klan
i declare tbelr organisation was not
responsible for the kidnaping- of the
: tive Mer Rouge, citizens and the nmr
j der of two. On the other hand, they
assert as there were other uniden
tified organizations active In thlrf
territory one of the.m could have
perpetrated the mob action of Au
! gust. 24. j
Other Societies There.
A number of Independent societies
were said to have later merged Into
the Louisiana-Arkansas Law and Or
der League, which was purported to
have had a membership of approxl
' mutely fi.000.
| Afte.r functioning for some time
| and announcing that it had stopped
| various forms of lawlessness, prlncl
? pally bootlegging and moon.shinlng?
' the league Is said to have either
; stopped functioning or to have dis
| Members of the societies declared
their action was necessary to en
1 force the U?'s regarding the elgh
| teenth amendment In the absence of
State law. which was not provided
until the Hood act was passed ny the
Louisiana Legislature In the fall of
Prior to the passage of the net,
it was said the State border was In
a stale of lawlessness. 1^5^ league
(Continued on Page 4, Col. b.)
Three Reported Missing W hen
Flames Destroy Cafe and
Beauty Shop.
[By Associated Press.]
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J., Dec. 30.
?Klre caused 5250,000 damage at
New York Avenue and the Board
Walk today. Three persons
were reported missing tonight and
three lire men were slightly Injured.
Kour girls, cnbaret singers in one
of the buildings destroyed, were
carried down ladders to safety.
Lugha J. Adler. an actor, who at
tempted to rescue Dolly Austin and j
Kuth Kandall. entertainers, front a
burning hotel, climbed out of an
electric sign and dragged himself
over to the window where the
women were screaming for help. He
lost Ills balance and crashed
through a .glass roof, but was only
slightly Injured.
The interiors of the Moulin
Ttouge Ca/o and Hugo's Beauty
Shop were destroyed.
The Interior of the "Hotel Stoess
nnd thnt of the Orchard Show
Salon wore badly damaged. The
P.alta Barln Cafe was damaged by
water and portly bUrned.
Ambassador Warren to Suit for
America Jnnunry -."V.
(By Associated Press.]
, TOKYO. Doc. 30.?Charles V. War
ren. United States Ambassador to
Japan, will sail for America, on the
President Cleveland January 25. and
afte.r necessary conferences with
President Harding nnd Secretary
Hughes, will present his resignation,
he announced^oday.
Crowell and Six "Dollar-a
^ ear Men Accused
of Frauds.
jDaugherty Fires First Salvo
! in Attack on War
Arrusrd Kx-Oltlclftl Catesorlcallr
Denies All Collusion or
I By Associated Tress.]
! CLKVKLEND. OHIO. Doc. 30 ?
?Uegorlcal denial that there was any
conspiracy or collusion In the award
w)fi ."fK w*rJvonslr?ctlon contracts
which he had any knowledge of or
connection with, was made by Bene
' C row??H. former Assistant Score
tary of War, when informed of the
return of Indictments against him
self and six other "dollat-a-year"
men. J ar
Si;vi:.\ AHK 1.MJ1CTKD
[Hy As.soclatod pross l
WASHINGTON-. Dec. 30.~Bc.icdlct
row?". Assistant Secretary of \var
vlL 'v/'n W111,0,1 a,'m,nlstrfitlon and
wit I. men assoflatci
with the Council of National Defense
were Indicted hero today by the spe
Ua grand Jury Investigating war
frauds on charges of conspiracy to
defraud the government In construc
I n o. war-time army camps and
were0nwm.S- Th? ?thfirS ' "dicta,I
T?r ,\ V-. ' * starrctt- Morton c.
Tuttle, Clemens w. I.undoff. Clair
Mearsr" "" McUibbont- J"'nes M.
The Indictment charges a con
spiracy to nialadmlnlster existing
SvnL? fres,,,a,lona; to control tho
^ ^ of contracts to friends as
soclatcs and clients under the" "cost.
I. ,?, ,, ??'3U'm- Wh,ch 11 charged re
'CI In a loss to the government
of millions of dollars and reduced
the morale of labor.
Umighrrty'a JKIrnt Solto.
The indictments Hre tli? j|rw,
salvo in Attorney-General Dailgn
ertj s attack on many war-time con
racts which the Department of Jus
tice holds after exhaustive Investi
gation to be fraudulent. Others arc
expected to follow, and It Is esti
mated that when the amounts in
volved In the Attorney.General's full
program under way will nm im
hundreds of millions of doliars. ?
todays Indictments came as tho
e.-ult of consideration by the grand
jury of a mass of evidence which tho
r . nted *,ell)oen It was
, y 1#rm?r Representative
Mcculloch, of Ohio, now a special
assistant Attorney.General.
- Apply Jo All Alike.
indictments, applying to ?ii
named alike, charges that contrac
tors. their agents, engineers, arclil
onu'reVa ?mM? ?f ,he ^vornment
intered a conspiracy to sot up a sv*
pCrejudle"ailbtlQ \l con*??tors and
pr.jud, 1.1 to tho government, and
to control the giving of contracts to
friends, associates and clients past
and prospective. pj_st
c'l,orS<?,u-y construction com
to attain tho "cost plus" system- to'
eliminate usual safeguards for 'the
government and to defeat checking
Fort! S,TrV]fne 1,10 COn,Mct?rB
Ti>r i it ?vrrt Acta Charged.
Tae indictments, which chars-e
forty-seven overt acts. .further
charge that the alloyed rotlsn""
used their no?l<*
gain (
and in
liable f Vni;
United States go\^TnSln? "of*'mM?
was" rwln i'r'' th? moral? o( labor
? ^locfid. and the government
(Continued on Page' s, Cot."37}
Thr.* llanitrrd <??... Arc n.port?d
nt Princeton.
[ By Associated Press. 1
CHARLESTON, W. VA.. Dec. 30?
\\est Virginia Health Department of
ficials hero today were advised of an
influenza epidemic at Princeton. W.
?a., where 30o cases have been ro
ofTooo Pr,nccton 1,;4S * population
Other cities of the State report In
fluenza outbreaks. At Helen. Kalelgh
i.ounty. there are seventy-tive cases
while at Williamson sixteen persons
are suffering from the disease.
Dr. U. T. Henshaw. State health
commissioner, hns instructed cojmty
health otllcors. to report Influenza
cases to his oflice at once. Tho com
missioner has aont out instructions
ror chocking tho spread of the dis
gL' "??? ? ???
Two Are Charged Wllh nobbing Ca
nadian'- Batik.
(By Associated Press.J
NEW YORK. Dec. 30.?Kloyd No
lan. of Memphis, Tenn.. and Dew's
Austin, of Tlsa, Ok la.-, were held by
federal Commissioner Hitchcock tn.
lay for a hearing January 6 on com
plaint of Frederick Watson. British
?onsul, who asked they be extradited
lo Canada to {acq the charge of rob
bery on December 15 of 140,000 from
:l?e Royal Banlc of Canada, at K/>unt
Forrest, Ont,

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