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^ Campaign Reports.
Assoriatnl Pr?*ss.
L'R.?f'iov. <'ox today was traveltrfc
toward Pittsburgh to deliver an
| jiddress there tonight. jn which he
I t?romises to disclose ample evidence
|?Coving his charges of a republican
I"corrupt ion fund" exceeding $13,000,,
JKo speeches were scheduled by the
ftknocratic. presidential candidate
Uile *>n route to Pittsburgh from
insvillc Ind where he made three .
ficfresses y?*sterday. reiterating; and
4'Split'ying his campaign fund charges
i f d*da ring he had "the goods j
foBuotvrli t very mother's son" of the
JefcubMcan leaders.
J fit his special car today the gov urfior
planned to prepare tonight s
^fress from his breast pocket collecof
papers said to contain con fifeeing
proof of his charges. The
fofcernor was due at Pittsburgh at
4:&0 o'clock this evening, and after
li;s address, set for about 8:30 p.m..
fie* was to leave at midnight for New
leaven. Conn., where he will attend a
dhore dinner tomorrow afternoon and
ihake another evening address,
hoc* Through Several 1'ilieM.
The governor's route today took him
through Indianapolis. Dayton, his j
Home, and Columbus, the Ohio capital.
>fihere additional friends were to join
the train. To accommodate the enlarging
party of the candidate a secifhd
private compartment car was i
ajdded to the train.
Attack on republican campaign ;
financing was renewed by Gov. Cox. 1
Smooratie presidential candidate, in
address here yesterday and he reiterated
his promise to expose affairs 1
tomorrow at Pittsburgh.
""Fabulous sums of money." Oov. I
Cox declared, "are being contributed j
the republican cause by selfish. 1
gfeedy interests to buy the election. 1
;^It is my privilege and it wil! be 1
my chief aim." said the governor, "to
expose the senatorial plot and to reV?al
the interests that are a part
targe crowds applauded the candidate
here and at Kvansville. where he .
)i9<l breakfast, and a hotel reception
vglth a parade to the station. He was
t<f speak there tonight. This was
"00 x day" for the democracy of south- I,
cfii Indiana, with visitors also from t
Ivantucky and southern Illinois.
I > LI m ?I _
< < mi * ivmriBit I wpir.
Industrial, railroad and agricultural
problems, plus the league c>( nations,
were the governor's main topics here.
He did not enlarge on the question of
republican finances, but again attacked,
the republican "senatorial oligarchy"
which, he said, was attemptiqk
" 'consolidation of the presidency
a A the Senate."
^The campaign this year." he decjjred.
"turns almost exclusively on
tje question of whether a small
gihptp of men in the L'nited Stales
S&ate shall run the country.
CaThey have delayed the legal endiiSt
of the war. They have held the
amirs of civilization up by the heels.
over a year they have disregarde^the
voice of the rank and file of j(
lltp republican voters, as expressed ,
iifjthe presidential primaries and they
h^jve nominated one of their old
crowd for the presidency. They are
ag?far removed from the heart beats
of.tthe great mass of the people as was
tJtrman military autocracy prior to
thd war removed from the vital interests
of that country."
-> Favors Farmers on Board.
In discussing agricultural questions.
<iov Cox said he favored farmer members
of the Federal Reserve Board.
tl?e Interstate Commerce Commission
and the Tariff Commission. Agriculture!
production, he said, must be increased
or "America will be importins
foodstuffs within a short time."
Rehabilitation of the railroads. Gov.
Cox declared, is necessary to aid not
only railroad, but agricultural, mining
and other interests.
We hear a great deal said from
reactionary leaders," he continued,
"about operation of the railroads durthc
war. I am of the opinion that
federal control enabled us to win the
war. The railroads were on crutches
when the government took them over,
and it behooves the government and
the public to help in the establishment
of efficiency, both in rolling
stock and in operation.
"During a long reign of reactionary
policy too many of the railroad systems
were a part of political organizations
and personal exploitation.
iinj ohh rjuui;hik operations prevented
interest in the public welfare." '
tiaiBg troubles. Hov. Cu added,
have been caused in many instances .
by. shortage of cars.
'.^Men have not been enabled to keep ]
It work. With the miner, it is not
how much he receives an hour, nor a
day. but for a year. It is perfectly (
apparent that the labor cost on the ,
tonnage of coal has been high, and
this has not been due to the miner,
buj to the condition of the railroads."
? I
Cor tinned from First Page.) j
to present on the league of nations. I
so there will be a uniform line of
talk. It is notorious, of course, that
the republicans are now somewhat
confused over the scope and purport
of their league of nations policy.
Their campaigners are likely to say
one thing in one section and another '
thing somewhere else.
W rite Spellbinder Speeches.
Senator Harrison has selected lifteen
of the most eloquent speechmakers
in the Senate and outside to write
a fifteen-minute speech oy different
campaign issues, and these when
printed are to be supplied to every
democratic spellbinder. ,
He has also contracted to put "on
the road" a hundred traveling inovie
picture outfits, wherein a phonograph
reproduces to th*- audience the utterances
of prominent speakers,
thrown on the screen. (
.Senator Harry S New of Indiana,
chairman of the republican speakers (
bureau, has announced that he will let
??n Th*? linmivn^ctintr *.r?rr\m
sofne twenty-live thousand republi?
ail talkers about Septeml>er 17. So
if. 1 by any chance, you don't understand
the ins and outs of the league
ofjiations, there will be opportunities
gaiore to hear them expounded by
siUrer-tongued orators of both parties
between now and election day.
DANVILLE. Vi? August :6?Fighting
d.sppratHy and wounding a
SfOrmrl rn?mh?-r nf th?? iincv* ?/?/..
he*had shot Jams#* Baptist, a wealthy
resident of Halifax county, an unidentified
negro, believed to have insulted
two white girls working: in a
local hotel, was shot and killed this
morning near Yirgilina by Marse
Klim. brother-in-law of Baptist.
Following him from the hotel, the
posse, aided by bloodhounds, tracked
the negro to the outskirts of Virgilina,
wh'ere he was surrounded. Cornered. .
bu{ firing continuously with two piatolj.
the negro wounded a second
lirawling- to where the negro was ,
crunching, Clam leveled his shotgtra
*gnd fired. Jb^atsrn'>?J>ratMd??tQtn
vpcfi?. a
Germans in Maze
As Allies Clear
Polish Situation
(By Cable fo The Star and Chicago Daily
Sewn. Copyright. 11*20.)
RRRMV, %nj?u?t 26.?All 1hf
flrmrntN in (itrmany which two
week* ago were bony formulating
plan* of art loo are today fa
n hopelcas mase. Premier I,loyd
(Jeorge'ji Lacerne Mtatemcnt.
cotipled with the French attitude
and the Paliah aBcreaaea,
ha* left them all at mru. The !
; happy aolntlon of their tronhlea?
which they Kought through a j
: Junction with woviet Kimto, haw
faded Into thin air. That ap|
parently wan their tramp card, i
. aad they held It too Iwns:.
1 Thia make* the aituation '
1 more comfortable, no far an the
' great maaa of Hermann in con- j
I cerned. because It la likely to [
j poatpone disturbance* here.
Schemer* wht tea day a siko ;
j were talking of amaahlajc the
[ Veraaillea treaty ? aad there
i seemed to be a fair proapect
j that it mHfht he doae are
! walking about with Kloomy
! face* "waitin* for aomethlng to
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By the Associated Pr***s.
MARIOX, Ohio. August ?The
views of leading European statesmen
regarding the present status of the
league of nations were conveyed to Sen
itor Harding today by Myron T Herrick.
former American ambassador to
France, who has just returned from a
trip abroad.
Mr. Herrick said the position of the
republican party was fully understood
abroad, and that there was no apprehension
as to the results of an American
foreign policy under direction of a
republican administration. With Senator
Harding Hie went over at length the
international situation, including the
negotiations being conducted by E2ihu
Root and representatives of European
nations for formation of a world court.
Published reports that Senator Harding
had agreed to attend the Ohio state
fair nn np*f Tnf>?riav. "Prp.cid??ntial
flay." provided neither he nor Gov.
fox should speak on political subjects,
nere denied today in a formal statement
by the republican nominee.
IMd Aot Refer tu (' !.
"In the first place." said Senator
Harding. "I have never made any sort,
?1 an acceptance for a speaking enRagement
at the state fair. At no
time have I made any reference to a
probable attendance on the part of
Uov. Cox or any program he should follow
during his attendance. I have
ibsolutely no interest, therein.
"I do have an interest in the success
of the state fair, as does every
>ther citizen of the state. 1 have not
round it possible to arrange to attend
because of other pressing matters
of very great importance to me."
The nominee would not comment
further on Gov. Cox's charges of an
sxcessive republican campaign fund.
"So far." he said, "thgr?t is nothing
5n which to will await
the details of the indictment."
Declining also to discuss the state
ment by Aaron S. Watkins, prohibition
candidate for President, attacking
his prohibition record, Senator
Harding: said:
"1 have no debate w'lfh Mr. "Watkins.
My record stands and I could
not changre it if I would."
Pledges to Preserve Flag.
At the close of a speech here yesterday
on many issues of the campaign.
Senator Harding turned from
his audience to two visiting soldiers,
both blinded in the Argonne, and solemnly
made a public pledge that
'there never shall be a substitute for
the Stars and Stripes they last bebeld."
The personal touch, which brought
i momentary bush over the gathering
ind then was echoed in a roaring
ivalanche of cheers, followed a
broader promise to the world that in
its efforts for international concord
nmct u.a uc?oi wvuiu oui iciiurr US
nationality, and a suggestion that it
would be better "to cultivate waiting
jpportunities in friendly soil of the
new world than chase a phantom
imid the envies and rivalries of the
(MlMce tt Make Speeches.
NEW YORK. August ?(!.?Two exreptions
to Gov. Calvin Coolidge's rule
of making no speeches outside llassa husetts
have been announced by the
republican national committee here.
With Mrs. Theodore Douglas Robinson.
sister of the late Qol. Roosevelt.
:iov. Coofldge will speak in Portland,
Me., on September 8. His second address
in behalf of his vice presidential
candidacy will be at a large republican
mass meeting at Manchester. N. H.. the
date of which has not yet been announced.
At the Manchester meeting, another
speaker will be Robert W. Bonynge.
president of the National Republican
Club of New York city.
(Continued from First Page.)
McKinley made him Secretary of
Agriculture March 4. 1897.
Benefits Are Broadened.
When Mr. Wilson took office the
agricultural development of the country
was already remarkable, but in
the years during which he was at the
helm of its interests so far as the
federal government was concerned
this development was increased far
beyond the boundaries of natural
promise which mere land and work
afforded. The increasing helpfulness
which tne ieuerai government exercised
in this development is indicated
to some extent by the fact that when
Mr. Wilson became Secretary there
were 2.414 employes in the department.
and that when he left it there
were approximately 12,000. This increase.
involving altogether larger
and larger appropriations. Mr Wilson
obtained on the merits of one achievement
after another, until it became a
universal belief among the farmers
that the Department of Agriculture
was working with a single-minded
purpose for their benefit.
Secretary Wilson introduced into
the United States a great nnmhpr of
valuable crops which hitherto had
been successful only in foreign countries.
Among these was durum
wheat, which came to yield nearly
t5?,t?0#.000 a year to the farmers of
the northwest. He thus extended the
possibilities of wheat growing far
beyond the former climatic limits.
Many lad"trie* Fostered.
I'nder his administration the beet sugar
industry was also fostered, a
serum for hog cholera was discovered,
the whole country was aroused on the
subject of tuberculosis in cattle, and
the care and handling of milk was
systematized and improved. .Sample
sections of good roads were bunt in
almost every state, and Communities
were instructed liow to build good
roads with their local material. The
forests were studied and remarkable
advances made toward the conservation
of them, and the replanting of
the deforested areas. In connection
with the department's active work
the omchtl agricultural literature
waa developed to the end that departmental
beOetins became of great
patu?-?mamp Urn.-tanners., preamted
t $
Case of Interior Department
Aaainst Tenant Pavinn S>5
a Month Dismissed.
Holding that a lease which provided
for "readjustment of the rate of
renlal" when the proclamation of peace
had heen issued effectually prevents
the landlord from raising the rent on
the contracting tenant at this time.
tne mstrict Kent Commission today
dismissed the complaint of the Department
of the Interior against Mrs.
H. L. Minton. occupant of a government-owned
house, at 1114 New Jersey
avenue northwest.
The rent fixed in the, lease is at the
rate of $5 a month. This rate should
continue until the President has formally
declared the war with Hermany
at an end. the commission contended.
The Department of the Interior,
through Chief Clerk K. J. Ayers. had
requested that the rent be raised by
a fair margin.
Mrs. Minton was the only one of
twenty-five tenants to benefit by the
peace clause. The rents for eighteen
dwellings owned by the government
were raised today by the commission,
in some cases as much as 2.200 petcent.
Typical increases were: $."> a
month to $75 a month; $1 to $15; $1 to
$112.50. and $5 to $40 a month. Others
were reduced as much as 62 per cent.
The houses are In the vicinity of
New Jersey avenue and B street, and
comprise part of a site laid out in
the federal parking project. They
I were rente.1 nut meter the <cfre?? of
war conditions at nominal sums.
Other Rent Derision*.
The list of determinations follows:
Premises No. 226 New Jersey avenue
northwest, occupied by Mrs. M.
J. Andrews; rent increased from $5
to $20 per month.
Premises No. 230 New Jersey avenue
northwest, occupied by Mrs. K.
B. Myers; rent increased from $5 to
$15 per month.
Premises No. 234 New Jersey avenue
northwest, occupied by Mrs. Kffie
M." Davis; rent increased from $1 to
$15 per month.
Premises No. 236 New* Jersey avenue
northwest, occupied by Mrs. Kffie
M. Davis; rent increased from $5 to
$15 per month.
Premises No. 23S New Jersey avenue
northwest, occupied by Mrs. D. F.
Boswell; rent increased from $5 to
$15 per month.
Premises No. 27 B street northwest,
occupied by Mrs. Ida Marshall; rent
increased from $5 to $17.50 per month.
Premises No. 228 New Jersey avenue
northwest, occupied by Mrs. N. J.
Ayres; rent increased from $1 to $15
1 (in uiuui.li.
| Premises No. 2X2 New Jersey avenue
northwest, occupied by Mts A. t'utshall:
rent increased from $5 to $10
per month.
Premises No. 40 C* street northwest,
occupied by Mrs. D. K. Boswell: rent
increased from $1 to $15 per month.
Premises No. 210 New Jersey aveune
northwest, occupied by Mrs. M.
H. King: rent reduced from $X5 to
$25 per month.
Premises No. 14 C street northwest,
occupied by Mrs. Pauline Proctor;
rent increased from $1 to $15 per
Premises No. 29 B street northwest,
occupied by Miss S. Li Keyser; rent
increased from $5 to $40 per month.
Premises No. 31 B Street northwest,
occupied by Miss S. L. Keyser; rent increased
from $5 to $35 per month.
Premises No. 212 New Jersey avenue
tiorthwest. occupied by Mrs. Bridget
,^.w...ovu, iiui icuutcu irulTJ U LO
$25 per month.
Premises No. 235 Arthur place northwest.
occupied by Howard E. Waekerman:
rent reduced from $25 to $15 per
Premises No. 50 C street northwest,
occupied by Mrs. K. Ij. lawhorn; rent
reduced from $20 to $7.50 per month.
Premises No. 46 ?' street northwest,
occupied by Earl R. Jordan; rent reduced
from $40 to $20 per month.
Premises No. 48 C street northwest,
occupied by Mrs. Mae R. Magee; rent
reduced from $40 to $20 per month.
Premises No. 220 New Jersey avenue
northwest, occupied by Mrs. Loretta
Smith; rent increased from $1 to $22.50
per month.
Premises No. 218 New Jersey avenue
northwest, occupied by Mrs. R.
D. Wetmore; rent increased from $1
to $22.50 per month.
Premises No. 216 New Jersey avenue
northwest, occupied by Mrs. Pinkerton;
rent increased from $5 to $20
Premises No. 224 New Jersey ave- I
nue northwest, occupied by J. M. Williams!
rent increased from $5 to $20
per month.
Premises No. 222 New Jersey avenue
northwest, occupied by Mrs. Mary
L). Thornton; rent increased from $1
to $ir> per month.
Premises No. 33 B street northwest,
occupied by Mrs. J. M. Barker: rent
increased from $5 to $75 per month.
The commission also handed down a
determination fixing the rent for
premises No. 91S N street, occupied
by Isaac H. L'pshaw. at $37.50 per
month, this increase be.ing requested
by the complainant. Charles S. Shreve.
ossnt fo v 4Ko " ? - ? ? ? *
a6cuv mi me vmicr. jt ne present
rental is $32.50 a month.
Announcement has just been made
by W. Pearre Kayner, chairman of
the safety first group of the City
Club, of the appointment of seven
important committees of his group.
The committees are as followi:
Fire protection?Irwin S. Brewer,
chairman; George B. Farquhar. B. O.
Kvans. S. A. Kimberley, F. McKee.
W. J. Liavis. A. K. Howard. T. B.
Kagsdale and A. H. Brewood.
Blevator and machinery protection
?A. A. Lipscomb, chairman; F. P.
Fen wick. George \\\ Rue. K. J. Febrey.
S. I>. Gibson, T. A. Green and
William B. Creecy.
Street and interior lighting?Harry
Carroll, chairman; L. D. Latimer. O.
Miller. Charles C. Kckloff, Percy Russell.
T. B. Hopper. B. L. Lafetra and
F. T. Schuli.
Traffic ~C. H. Warrington, chairman;
T M -
w. - ui iian. v.- r. L. Moran, John Ed.
("aramark, I lit nth W. Barr, John H.
Small. S. B. Curry and O. C. Dismukes.
Safety in public carriers?J. M. Dugran.
chairman; P. R Bailey. J. J.
Deady. J. C. Wineman. J. P. Muller. C.
I.. Todd. K. K. Herrell. and L?. P.
Police protection?Claude W. Owen,
chairman; William Carroll. William
II. Orovermann. Herbert C. Alder, Max
Walton. 11. B. Moses, l>r. C. I>. Swope,
A. N. Allen and Harry Almond.
River and harbor safety?William M.
Smith, chairman; J. R. Wheeler. J. C.
llovle, Horace Ward. Arthur Newman,
William Brayshaw and O..J. Moore.
Officer Horace Crawford, colored,
who appeared in court --
?fv wcvii aa
witness against a colored man
charged with being intoxicated, appeared
in court himself charged with
carrying a deadly weapon with the
intent to kill. Judge Aukam ordered
that the officer be held on a J200 bond
awaiting action of the grand jury.
as they were in simple language
along practical lines.
As"an octogenariai Mr. Wilson was
still erect and vigorous, a msin ?i*
feet tall, all bone and muscle. In
Iowa his old friends and associates
knew him affectionately as "Tama
Jim." Of the Presbyterian faith, he
was, as a boy, made familiar with the
old metrical version of the Psalms,
from which he frequently quoted in a
quaint way with remarkable eltect.
No formalities ever hedged about
him: the plainest farmer who visited
his office in Washington received the
same grasp of the band and courteous
attention that ma ft'ilffH tf>
lea dri-"* o."y-tw*-Ttf?? . ...
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featary-old trw at the rtrarr af
onr. at the rlty'a aideat laadmarlta. fill
in an elfnrt ? preserve the hiatttrie tri
failed t? renpnad > the treatment.
(Continued from First PAge.)
that the ceremony which would mean
so much to women should have been
opened to all women who cared to
be present, irrespective of factions.
Mrs. .Baker said:
"It was quite tragic. This ^as the
nnai culmination or me women s
light, and women, irrespective of factions.
should have been allowed to be
present when the proclamation was
signed. However, the women of
America - have fought a great fight
and nothing can take from them their
Mrs. Catt. upon her arrival, declared
that the ratification of the
amendment by the Tennessee legislature
had been "perfect" and that the
right of women to equal suffrage in
this country was assured.
"The fight is over in Tennessee,"
said Mrs. Catt. "If there is to be
further legal action it~will come in
Washington. But I am confident that
the ratification of the amendment has
been completed."
Mrs. Catt said that the next effort
of the women would be to see that
all the women were allowed to register
in all the states and to take
part in the coming elections.
Tragedy, Comedy, Romance.
Mrs..fait laughed over the bolt of
tHip- Tennessee legislators in their effort
to break a quorum of the legislature
and to prevent final action on the
"It was a tragedy, a comedy and a
romance rolled into one." said Mrs.
Catt. The romance, she explained,
came in when Maj. E. B. Stahlman,
seventy-eight years old, who, she said,
organized and led the anti-suffrage
lobby in Tennessee, married a thirtyyear-old
suffragist the day the fight
was over.
Miss Alice Paul issued the following
statement regarding the signing of
the proclamation announcing the ratification
of the suffrage amendment:
"We are confident that the signature
of Secretary Colby completes
the suffrage struggle in-this country.
In spite of every obstacle that our
opponents could put in our way,
women have won the right to an
equal voice in the affairs of this government.
"Unceasing vigilance has been necessary
at every point in the suffrage
fight, and never more so than during
the past week. Unwilling to accept
the mandate of the Congress of the
United States and the legislatures of
thirty-six states, our opponents have
attempted by every sort of legal subterfuge
to render null, and void thg
decision of representatives of TS.OOO,000
people. Their attempts have been
unsuccessful and the fight is now
"The women's party will not relax
its vigilance, however, until it is satisfied
that no further attempts will
be made to wrest from the women of
the United States the political equal
ity whicn tney nive won.
Mrs. Catt is to see President Wilson
at the White House this afternoon.
She will be accompanied by Mrs. Helen
Opponents of Suffrage
Will Carry Their Battle
to U. S. Supreme Court
Anti-suffrage forces received a setback
yesterday when Justice Siddons
of the District of Columbia Supreme
Court refused to issue a "show cause"
order against Secretary Colby, preliminary
to the issuance of an injunction
to restrain that official from proclaiming
the nineteenth amendment a
law of the land.
The order would have required Mr.
Colby to show cause why the injunction
should not be Issued. The action
was brought by Charles S. Pairchilds.
-* ? i r?f the American Constitu
tional Lfasue, on behalf of himself
and the organization.
No further effort would be made to
prevent the issuance of the proclamation.
Alfred 1). Smith, attorney for
Mr. Fairchiids, said.
The campaign of the anti-suffrage
forces would now be directed at an
effort to obtain early action in the
I'nited States Supreme Court on the
question of the validity of the Tennessee
ratification. Mr. Smith an
nounced. MP sain inai ne wouju ass
a formal order of dismissal from Justice
Siddons, in order that he might
appeal to the District of Columbia
Court of Appeals at once with a request
that the case be certified directly
to the federal Supreme Court and
set for early trial.
The action of Justice Siddons paralleled
in a measure that of Justice Bailey of
the same court last month, except that
Justice Bailey granted a "show cause"
order against Secretary Colby in a slmi- j
lar bill filed by the same plaintiffs, but
after hearings declined to issue the injunction
asked on grounds of lack of
jurisdiction and insufficient showing.
In dismissing the bill yesterday Jus- |
tlce Siddons said that he did not wish
to review Justice Bailey's action in a
similar case and that to issue the show
cause order would be an "unwarranted
tatn^aranps with 14 nnrplv ministerial !
action of the Secretary of State."
Mr. Smith said that he still hoped to
obtain a decision before the November
elections. If. however, the appeal should
be carried through the District of Columbia
Court of Appeals to the Supreme
Court it could not be argued until after
the regular meeting of the court in October.
with little likelihood that a decision
would be reached before election day.
November 2. In- that- event. ' it ' was
pointed out. the women of the usuiliy
?KMjebjBgagy cntlUctl txswote, jsdtit
Si x^.^ i jvi3ff**tV':x'*
I4th Ktrtft and Pnus^lTMla sv?m,
Kurd l.nnhan, aapeHatrMknt at parkm
re. recently had it trimmed. hat It has
the result that should the Supreme Oourt
later decide against the legality of the
Tennessee ratification, the validity of
the entire national election would be in
The anti-suffrage forces are also
challenging the legality of ratification in
Missouri. West Virginia and Ohio.
Tennessee Antls Confer.
NASTTVII.L.E. Tenn.. August 3??
Seth M. Walker, speaker of the Tennessee
house of representatives, and
other leading opponents of ratification
of the suffrage amendment by Tennessee.
went into conferenee this
morning following the receipt of the
news that Secretary of State Colby
bad signed the proclamation proclaiming
the nineteenth amendment
la part of the 1'nited States Constitution.
Despite.the news, the leaders indicated
that the plans to have mass
meetings throughout the state Saturday
and' allow the people an opportunity
to express themselves on
the subject of ratification would go
speaker Walker, arter a telephonic I
conversation with Secretary of State
Bainbridge Colby, sent the following
message to that official:
"Tennessee has not ratified nineteenth
amendment. Motion to recon!
sider house vote was duly entered on
| journal and no quorum was present
under constitution of Tennessee on
August 21-, 1920. when motion to reconsider
was attempted to be acted
upon. *
Vl'nder decision Judge Burton in 87
I Tennessee Reports, 67, effect of motion
[ to reconsider was to nullify prior vote
| until said motion was acted on by conj
stitutional quorum of sixty-seven memj
bers. This has not been done.
"Legislature acting as parliamentary
body, under-provision of Tennessee
constitution: see Haire against
Rice. 204 United States. 291.
"This legislature has no power to
act and furthermore has not acted.
The governor's certificate in effect
leaves these two questions up to you, to
decide which you cannot lawfully do.
(Signed) "SETH M. WALKER,
'Snpitor of the Tennessee House of
Represen tatires."
(Continued from First Page.)
the latter in a manner comparable favorably
to similar companies in other
cities. The rates should be set in accordance,
he declared.
Price* in Other Citlea.
Replying' to Mr. Clayton's statement
that the price of gas here
should be comparable with the prices
in other cities. Attorney Minor told
the comihission that in New Jersey a
comparfy recently was given a rate of
$1.40, while in Massachusetts a rate
of $1.35 is charged.
Mr. Minor declared .that the rates in
Washington and Baltimore are not
comparable, because the gas used in
Baltimore is manufactured as a byproduct
at the Sparrows Point steel
plant, thus eliminating the cost of fuel
oil. which is now the biggest item of
expense to the Washington company.
Mr. ilinor further pointed out that
the local company is furnishing a gas
of 600 British thermal units, which,
he said, is higher than the standard
I in Baltimore.
In summing up his reply Mr. Minor
said that all the gas company wants
is sufficient revenue properly to serve
the public and earn a fair return upon
the value of its property.
Slo Vrceasity for Increase.
Mr. Clayton this afternoon will present
.to the commission a statement
declaring that if the government rate
for gas would be placed on the same
level as that for the private con- j
sumer, there would be no necessity for
a request for an increase.
According to information obtained
by Mr. Clayton, the difference between
the government rate and the
private consumer's rate for the year
totaled J23S.000.
"If this was eliminated by placing
the rate for the government on the
same status as that for the private
consumer una uiuuunL wuuiu oe aaaOC
to their funds and a 7 per cent return
would be assured." Mr. Clayton
said before entering the boardroom,
after a short recess this morning.
The hearing closed shortly before 1
o'clock today. The announcement of
the Commissioners' decision probably
will he made before September 1.
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Woman Campaigners and
Co-Workers Gather Here at
Mass Meeting Tonight.
Plans for the woman suffrage "victory
meeting" at Poli's Theater at 8
o'clock tonight have been completed.
The meeting is to be held under the
auspices of the National League of
Woman Voters, which is the successor
of the NationaJ American Wjiman Suffrage
Assofiation, and is open to the
public. . " ..
Secretary of State Colby will deliver
an address, and a message from
President Wilson to the women will
be read. Another speaker will be Mrs.
Carrie Chapman Catt. president of the
National American Suffrage Association
during the passage of the suffrage
amendment through Congress
and president of the International
Woman Suffrage Alliance, which she
founded. Mrs. Catt went to Tennessee
and conducted a campaign for the
ratification of the suffrage amendment
and has just come from that
state. Her subject will be "The Last
Mrs. I phnm to Speak.
' Mrs. Harriet Taylor Cpham of Ohio,
' vice.-chairman of the national republican
committee and for thirty years i
! treasurer of the National Woman
Suffrage Association, will speak on '
I "The Men Who Kan Away." She, too,
was in Tennessee.
| Other speakers will be Miss Char!
( Williams of Tennessee, vice chairman
of the national democratic commit
tee. on " Ratification and Politics." |
and Miss Marjorie Shuler. a member'
of the congressional committee of the ,
suffrage association, on "The Immortal
Mrs. Maud Wood Park, chairman
of the National League of Women
Voters, will preside, and Rev. Henry '
N. Couden. chaplain of the House, will
pronounce the invocation. i
Visitors From Other Pities. '
Many women from other cities are
expected to be present. Among those
coming for the meeting' are. from
New York city. Miss Mary Garrett
Hay. Mrs. Frank J. Shuler. both prominent
in republican campaign activities: I
Miss Esther Ogden. vice chairman I
woman's bureau, national democratic
campaign, and Mrs. Henry Wade
Rogers, treasurer of the National
American Woman Suffrage Association.
From Philadelphia, Miss Lucy
E Anthony, niece to Susan B. Anthony,
and Mrs. Nicolas Fraser. niece of Dr.
Anna Howard Shaw, heading a delep*j*
finn frnm Ppn nuvlvanin t
Music will be furnished by a brass
band. Boxes will be occupied by
various government officials, including
the Secretary of the Navy arid Mrs.
Daniels. One box will be occupied by
Mrs. Helen Gardener, vice president
of the N. A. W. S. A., and a civil
service commissioner.
That women have already arrived
in governmental affairs will be shown
by those women in important positions
who have consented to sit on
the platform. Most of them were appointed
by the President of the United
States. They are:
Mrs. Frances Axtell, commissioner of
the federal employes' compensation;
Miss Annette Adams, special assistant.
U. S. Department of Justice commission;
Miss Mary Anderson, chief
of the woman's bureau. Department
of I>abor; Mrs. Clara Sears Taylor.
rent commissioner of the District:
Miss Caroline Fleming:, assistant chief
of the children's bureau.
Others who will have places on the
platform are Mr. and Mrs. Edward P.
Cqstlgan. Mr. and Mrs. George Eastment.
Mrs. Mlna Van Winkle. Mr. and
Mrs. Basil Manly. Mr. and Mrs-. William
Atherton I)u I'uy, Mrs. Gouverneur
Hoes. Mr: and-Mrs Wesley Martin
Stoner, Mrs. Court Wood. Mr. and
Mrs. Charles O'Xeil, Mr., and Mrs.
Robert N. Harper. Mr. and Mrs. James
F. Oyster. Mr. and Mrs. Phil King.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Columbus and
Mr. and Mrs. Euther Steward.
Representatives at Conclave From
Canada and Liberia.
CINCINNATI. Ohio. August 2?.?W.
T. Wood, grand master of Alabama,
was elected president of the International
Conference of Colored Grand
Masters, Past Grand Masters and
Grand Secretaries of the National Imperial
Council of Colored Shriners
and Knights Templar, in annual eonclave
here. T. B. Nandiman, Tonnes
see. was cnosen secretary and E. J.
Hawkins, Kansas, treasurer.
The conference has representatives
from ail states of the Union, Canada
anil Liberia, Africa.
Richard Jackson, colored, was today
found guilty of violating the national
prohibition act by transporting
whisky and was fined $100 by Judge
Aukam in the United States branch of
the Police Court.
Officer Livingstone appeared as a
witness against the defendant.
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Dldest Inhabitants' Member Was I
at John Dickson Home.
Baldwin I>adp Drane. ninety-one
years old and member of the Association
of Oldest Inhabitants, died
yesterday at the John Dickson Home.
He had been a resident of the home
for the past six years. \
Mr. Drane had been a carpenter
in this city for many years.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock at 1730
Pennsylvania avenue.
MacSweney's Kin in N. Y.
Says "World Is Stirred by
Your Noble Fight."
Rv th. Associated Press.
NKW YORK, August 26.?Peter MacSweney
from his desk in the offices of
I he American commission for Irish independence
here today cabled a message
of encouragement to Terence,
lord mayor of Cork, his brother, now
near death from a hunger strike in an
Knglish prison.
Peter MacSweney is an American
cftizen and has been in New York ten
years, learning and working at the
shoe-cutters' trade, and ever keeping
an interested eye on derelopmnts in
(he "old country." Today he dispatched
this message: ;
"Dear Terry: No true Irishman l>
could take any other stand than you j
have taken. The whole world, particularly
America, is watching, and is ,
stirred by your noble fight. We are
all praying for you and hope tlod j
will sustain Muriel (Terence's wife)
in her great trial."
'Terry is a good boy." Peter said
today, "a good brother and husband. '
and, thank God. a good Irishman."
British Government Guilty.
Peter declared that if the lord ^
mayor of fork dies from his hunger
strike in Brixton prison, the British <
government will be guilty of "delib- 1
erate murder." <
'The fight my brother is making is ,
a fight which, under the new coercion
act of Ldoyd George's government,
may have to be made by any Irishman ,
or Irishwoman at any time." Peter ,
said. 'The only protest available is
resistance by the person imprisoned.
"It's hard to know your brother?
your kid brother?is dying; but it's i
great to know that his sacrifice has
become the center of the eyes of the
world, watching the cause of Irish
Mae.Swenry Brighter Today.
LONDON'. August 26.?Terence MacSweney.
lord mayor of Cork, despite
two ctprimic orvl lanoou 1 o of witrht
itlgUfc, UUC
to his critical condition resulting from
his hunger strike in Brixton prison,
was brighter this morning when visited
by Father Dominic, his private
chaplain. He was too weak to speak
more than a few words, however.
Mayor MacSweney's visitors also included
his two sisters and Bishop
Cohalan of Cork. It was officially
stated today that thirteen policemen
were injured, none seriously, during
last night's disturbances outside Brixton
prison, when a crowd engaged in a
free fight with the police.
When told last night of King
George's telegram replying to the appeal
of Redmond Howard, nephew of
the late John Redmond, urging clem- 1
ency for Irish hunger strikers. Father
Dominick said "I am glad, but I am
afraid it is too late to hope for the
iord mayor's recovery now. He is resigned
to his fate."
Cablegram to Mr. Wilson.
DUBL.1N. August 25.?Arthur Grlf- 1
fith. "acting president of the Irish re- ,
publics" has sent.the following cable- \
gram to President Wilson and the .
heads-of all the governments:
"I irrform you that the lord mayor ,
of Cork and duly elected deputy for ,
the coamty of Cork. Ireland, was re- ,
eently seized by the armed forces of
England* arraigned before English ]
military officers and forcibly deported ,
from thht county in an English war ]
vessel, and he is now in imminent .
danger of death in Brixton prison. ]
London. 1 recall to your excellency ]
the declaralion made by the heads of |
the allied anvl neutral states, when the
burgomaster of Brussels was treated "
with a lesaer "indignity and harsh- ]
ness." I
Dublin CasfSe tonight issued a long t
statement reaitlng the circumstances J
surrounding f?ie arrest of Lord Mayor t
MacSweney of Cork and devoted to s
showing that there is no intention on
the part of the government to inter- <
fere with peaceful, though illegal,
Sinn *'ein arbitration courts. s
LONDON. August 2.?King George 1
has replied to the appeal of Redmond I
Howard, nephew of the late John (
Redmond, urging clemency for the i
hunger strikers, saving that the I
wr?aw r
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;hen will be more comfartabU
enjoyable, and your hea'ith ai
illy improved by their posses
two great hot-weather kitchen
y obtain better service than th;
but you will accomplish sue
as to offset their cost.
ge both and pay in small m>
on Gas Light C
(Sales Department)
tenth Street Northw<
Will Arrange First Meeting of
Reorganized Board
Next Week.
Dr. Abram Simon, president of ihe
loard of education, will at his
lesk in the Franklin School building
his afternoon from 2 to 4 o'clock
irepared to discuss final arraiiKcnents
with school officials for the
Irst meeting of the reorganised hoard
>ext Wednesday. He will dispose of
l number of routine matters rcquirng
his attention.
It is likely that but one member of
he original board presided over by
)r. John Van Schaick. jr.. will be absent
from the meeting: next week.'
drs. Jrargadtia Spaulding (Jerry, it
s understood, is in Maine, having: re- '
urned to this country from JJuroiw.
'-he is not expected back in Washinson
until October 1.
According to present plans. Dr. Van
i-ehaick and F>r Charles P. Xeill, the
wo members who have serlt their resgnat
ions to the justices of the Disrict
Supreme Court, will attend th?
neefing Wednesday as bona fide
nembers of the board. Board officials
lave not been notified of the acceptince
of either of their resignations
py the justices, it is said, and it is improbable
that they will be allowed to .
ever connections with the education
pody until successors have been appointed
to till their places. Appointnent
of the two new members is not
ooked for by school officials for sev?ral
weeks, at least.
Members of the Parents' T.eague will
present the new superintendent. Dr.
Frank Washington Ballou. with a pe.ition
requesting the immediate removal
from office of Assistant Supertntendent
Roscoe <\ Bruce, in charge.
>f colored schools. The leagite leaders
will watch to see if Mr. Bruce is
recorded a place at the board mem- V
>ers' table in common with Dr. Ballou.
it is said.
Dr. Ballou will return, from his vacation
in time to be at the Franklin
School Monday. He is expected to
make arrangements with Assistant'
Superintendent Stephen E. Kramer
regarding the assignment of teachers,
classroom congestion, textbooks and
numerous other problems.
The parks, highways and bridge
tommittee of the Washington Cham-,
per of Commerce will meet tomorrow
tfternoOn in the Homer building at 4
p'clock. William F. Gude. chairman.
appeal will receive Immediate and
careful attention.
King Replies ? Appeal.
The king's reply, signed by Baron
etamfordham. secretary to the king. (
"1 am commanded- to express his
majesty's appreciation of your assurance
of hopefulness that, in spile
of the very grave condition of af.fairs
in Ireland, the work of reconciliation
between the two races Will
yet be accomplished. The king fully
realizes the services rendered and
the sacrifices made by your family
in this cause and regards with all
the more consideration your appeal,
which will receive immediate and
careful consideration."
A meeting, which was attended by
thousands, was held tonight in the
vicinity of Brixton jail to protest' (
against the detention of Lbrd Mayor
MacSweney of Cork. Speeches were
made by Sinn Feiners and laborites.
At the close of the meeting a section
of the crowd, with Sinn Fein
flags at their head, marched down
Brixton hill, where they engaged Is-,
a fight with the police, at jNhtm
stones were thrown. One policeman
was knocked insen3ibla and anothet* *
also was injured. The crowd was
dispersed by a charge of mounted
police with drawn batons. f
Workmen Pray for MarSweaey..
DUNUA1.K. Ireland. August 25.?A
thousand men employed In the railway
work here laid down their tools
today and marched to the cathedral
to pray for the release of the lord
mayor of Cork. "The church was.*
crowded, many kneeling outside the
edifice. When the service was concluded
the men resumed their work.
DUBLIN, August 23.?Young Ireland,
organ of the Sinn Fein, will announce
in this week's issue that the
Dublin Castle authorities, after consultation
with the premier's office in I
ijondon. have decided that Irish political
prisoners are to be taken to
England and tried before an English
iudge and an English jury.
The newspaper recalls that In May,
1775. the American people addressed
he parliament of Ireland, seeking its
otv,? and explaining their rca
sons for throwing off their allegiance
o the Kins: of England, saying that
ittempts were being made to seize
\merioan3 and carry them to England
'or trial.
"And." the newspaper adds, "fhe
sequel to that attempt of a dastardly '' (
English oligarchy is the present
Jnited States of America. Today we
tan address America in the same
cords that America addressed our
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