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THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1918. '
THE CHATTANOOGA NEWS
7
EVIDENCE BEARS
ON CAR STRIKE
Proceedings of Fourth Day of
. .Bush. Ouster Deal With
i I New Phase of Charges.
The fourth day's session of tho Buih
cutter suit, which it being hoard irt
tho chancery court before Chancellor
W. B. Garvin, wti begun Thuraday
morning with the reading of the order
which under tho seal of tho state of
Tennessee authorizing the sending here
by the governor of the state rangers,
Tho rangers, it will be remembered,
wero ordered her during the textile
strike latt summer.. They were headed
by Maj. J. Perry Fyffe.
The morning ssssion of the court di
verted somewhst from tho recent tex
tile strike, and the proceedings were
almost exclusively regarding tho street
car strikes, in which the ouster bill
charges the sheriff with neglect of his
official duty. Long before court was
called to order there wero congregated
in the corridors about tho courthouse
men in the uniform of street ear con
ductors and motormen, all of whom
will give tettimony throughout the day.
The state announced on Thursday
morning that it will be Friday after
noon. If then, when It will rest its case. ,
ine aerense claims that it will take
it almost as long to put on its wit
nesses as it has the state.
During the morning those who tes
tified were J. R. Barnes, of the Hibbler
Barnes company; Judge M. M. Allison,
H. 1m McNabb, of the Chattanooga
mining mills; Miss Dove Sherrlll,
stenographer for the Hlbbler-Barnes
company: T. A. Gadd, an old employe
of the street railway company in the
capacity of conductor, and W. M.
Perry, a motorman for the car com
pany.
Frequent clashes between counsel for
the state and defense were the only oc
currences' that stimulated the monotony
of the trial throughout the morning.
On one occasion when W. B. Miller, for
the state, was making an effort to have
some facts regarding the ordering here
of the state rangers by Gov. Rye, Chan
cellor Garvin held that the evidence
about to be introduced was incompe
tent, by reason of the fact that the
court was not hearing charges against
Gov, Rye, but against Sheriff Bush.
First Witness.
DEADLY AND WEEPING GAS TRIED OUT
AT CHICKAMAUGA TRAINING CAMP
Unique Test, Where Soldier Look Like Goblins and Adjust Their
Masks in Six Seconds Flat.
Gas endurance tests are being staged
daily at Camp Forrest Wednesday the
Second battalion of the II. O. T. C. was
led into the gas chamber, where they
stayed five minutes. The test was
given after an hour and a half's in
struction by Capt Duke, gas com
mander, in the use of the gas Uelmets,
An officer in describing the expe
rience afterward said the first sensa
tion after putting on a gas helmet is
choking. This is because the student
must breathe through a tubs held in
his mouth. The nose is closed by
pincers. All the air Inhaled must be
drawn through neutrallzers, and this
renders breathing difficult. Once ac
customed to this labored breathing,
however, the men experienced nothing
disagreeable on entering the gas
chamber. The chamber was saturated
with chlorine gas. but the air smellcd
quite pure through the mask. When the
soldiers came out. however, the odor
of the heavy gas clung to their clothes
and tarnished any silver it touched on
their uniforms.
Chlorine gas is much used by the
Huns. It is a heavy, greenish gas, and
It can be seen lying along the ground
over battlefields on which it is used.
' Weeping Gas.
After the chlorine' gas test, the cham
ber was filled with lachrymal gas. In
this jthe soldiers were invited to re- at it.
move their helmets. They did so, and
at once the whole company wept as if
they had lost their Jimmy pipes, or
had been detailed for fatigue duty.
The object of the whole test was to
accustom the men to the masks and
give them confidence in the equip
ment Seen ' by an outsider a company at
mask . drill looks like a collection of
goblins, with enormous owl eyes and
a cloth face. Each day now brings
rapid-Are practice in using .the masks.
The whole gas protection forms a pack
on the soldier's breast At a signal
he Jerks the mask out of this pack and
gets his head in It The pack contains
the neutralizing agents and is con
nected with the mask by- a breathing
tube.
Six Seconds.
Normal time for a man to get out his
musk and adjust it is seven seconds.
The men of the R, O. T. C. however.
make it in six seconds. When the sig
nal is given the regiment's hats fly in
every direction, as they jam their
head in the masks.
The whole drill Is a fast game. A
few seconds is the margin between
death and safety "over there," and, like
all othei things requiring snap and
pep, the American soldier is clever
Tibetans Rebel
Force of Ten Thousand Men
on March Several
Towns Captured.
, Peking, Monday, March 11. Tak
ing advantage of disorder in the
province of Ssechusn, the Tibetana
have rebelled and are marehlng into
Sieehuan, where thty have captured
several towns. The force is esti
mated at 10,000 and is armsd with
modern rifles.
INCREASE OVER
60 PER CENT.
The report of the Chattanooga Clear
inghouse association at the close of busi
ness Thursday, March 14, shows an In
crease of over 66 per cent, for the past
year over the corresponding week last
year. The report follows:
week ending March 14 16.391.66S.41
Corresponding week last year 6,137,746.63
DUTCH SHIPS TO
BE TAKEN OVER
FOR ALLIED USE
Drastic Action March 18 if Hol
land Fails to Accept Pend
ing Agreement.
FINAL NOTICE PRESENTED
United States and Great Britain
Issue Order,
GERMAN TROOPS OCCUPY PREPARING FlIR
FimTfCft miff nAiirr I lUj fUiUlU 1 Uil
Petrograd, Wednesday, Mareh
13. A atrong German detachment
ie reported to have ooeupied Abo,
on tho coast of Finland, west of
Helsingfors. The Qermsns imme
diately began to march Into the
interior of Finland,
BATTLE WITHIN
GERMAN LINES
Total Increaae
Per cent. Increase, 66.
63.153.937.68
J. R. Barnes was the first witness
railed to the stand,' and he stated that
on one occasion while he was walking
along Walnut street he saw the sheriff
talking to another man, and the sher
iff's companion seemed to be In a high
state of excitement. When he drew
nearer he heard that the conversation
was regarding the street car strike
which was on at that time. When he
got even with the sheriff snd the men,
he heard the man cursing the street
car company, and then it was that the
(iherlff said the street car company was
composed of foreign capital and did not
deserve the protection of his office. He'
said it was then. that he went imrr
dtately to Superintendent, of Kdueatlon
H. T. Huffaker and asked If there was
not some way that the car company
could be got Into the federal court and
some action started incident to having
the strike declared off snd the cars
npaln started. He complained that he
did not feel safe in riding the cars,
and neither did Ms stenographer. Miss
Dove Sherrlll. who. on one occasion
was struck by a stone thrown .Into a
car. On cross examination the witness
snld he could not have heen mistaken
in the man who made the remark, the
sheriff or the other man, because, ho
said, the remark impressed Itself on
htm verv Indelibly. He said that he
did not think the sheriff made the re
mark accredited to him for the renson
that he was trying to pacify the man,
who seemed to be excited.
Asked for Rangers.
Judge M. M. Allison was the next
witness, and he stated that he was
counsel for the Signnl Knitting mills
and filed an injunction In the chancery
court against the. textile' strikers last
summer. He said later he headed a
delegation to go to Nashville to ask
Gov. Rye to furnish the state rsngera
here In an effort to keep down disorder.
He stated that some of the other mem
bers of the party were Oeorge D. I.nn
oaster, S. M. ChnmMlss. Gnrnett An
drews, Chief of Police W. H. Harkett
snd other prominent citizens. Judge
.Allison was not cross-examined by the
defense.
H. Jj. McNahh was next called, snd
he stated that he was tin employe of
the C'hattnnooea Knitllng mills and I
that he saw the crowds gather dally
shout the mill's ront gate. He stated
that he frequently was called a scab
snd other names, and he also hesrd on
several occasions that Sheriff Hush was
In sympathy with tho strikers for the
rraron that he himself carried a union
card.
On cross-examination he stated In
nnswer to a question asked him by T.
Tope Shepherd, counsel for the defense.
that he never had heen threatened snd
offered Injury and that nothing further
than being called a scab occurred to
Mm.
Miss Tove SI trill was then called,
snd she stated she was a stenographer
employed br the Hihhler.Bs.rnrs com
pnnv and that during the, strike she
was sfrald to ride the Cars. She told
of the incident when she was struck by
stone thrown by a so-called striker.
She was not cross-examined.
Rock Throwing.
T. A. Ondd. one of the oldest em
ployes of the street railway In point of
service, was next called, and he re
viewed st length, in answer to ques
tions by W. B. Miller, counsel for tht
state, the recent rock-throwing and
depredations In North Chattanooga. He
stated that Millwood's store In North
Chattanooga was the scene of the ma
jor portion of rock-throwing, although
Shehee's switch snd 11 1 x. ion Tike sta
tion came in for a share. He said that
6:30 o'clock at night was the regular
rock-throwing time and that for two
weeks he bad the windows ana doors
broken out of bis car by some one
throwing rocks. He said on one occa
slon a shot was fired, supposedly at the
car, but it struck nothing and no clue
could bo found. He stated that on one
occasion he saw a deputy at Millwood's
store, and on another occasion he saw
Sheriff Bush in North Chattanooga.
These were the only two incidents
Gadd remembered during the two
weeks of rock-throwing when he saw
any one from the sheriff's office. He
said frequently passeng t on his car
would crawl under the seats and call
for help. Gadd stated that he was re
moved from the Rlvervlew run and put
on a St. Elmo car, and on ene occasion
the car he was on barely stopped In
time to prevent running into a pile of
rocks and other obstructions piled high
on the track. On cross-examination he
admitted that he had been struck with
a whip once or twice by a woman in
North Chattanooga, but admitted that
this was the result of union troubles
and because he would not Join the
union. When asked by 'Mr. Shepherd
If he was not in bad in North Chatta
nooga, he stated that if such was the
case he was not aware, of it
Man Shot In Car. ,
W. M. Perrv. a motorman, was the
last witness for the morning, and he
stated that he took Gadd's run wnen
he was removed to another run, and on
one occasion in North Chattanooga
when he was motorman the passengers
came running to the front door and
asked to be let out, as a man had been
shot nn the car. He stated that after
letting the passengers out he went back
and found a man shot in the head. He
stated that he got off the car and went
Into Millwood's store and asked to be
allowed to telephone for a doctor, but
wns refused. He stated ht then went,
next door and called a doctor and got
one very quickly. He stated the man
recovered from the shot, and so far his
assailant is. unknown. Court then ad-
Jorned for the noon hour, and at 1
o'clock Terry was called to the
stand for cross-examination. A large
number of street railway employes
were examined during the afternoon.
Responds Promptly.
The afternoon session of the Bush
ouster case was begun by the calling
in the stand of Gus . Carter, a ma
chinist, and a special officer deputized
bv the sheriff at the United Hosiery
mills. He stated that he was one
who came to the Jail with Frank
Miller, Jr., to obtain commissions, and
the sheriff gave him one without
question. He said his Jurisdiction was
inside the gates only. He told about
seeing the Haney shooting from a dls
tance snd In substance told about
what was testified to by Deputy Sher
iff J. B. Chadwick. He stated, on
cross-examination, that the Haney
trouble and a couple of fist fights
was about all tho trouble that oc
curred.
8. M. McCracken. superintendent of
the hosiery mills, wns placed on the
stand. He stated thnt when the trou
Me first began he called the sheriff at
the Jail on several occasions and was
able to get him but once. He stated
that tho sheriff told him he wns
scarce of men. but would aaslst him In
every way possible and did so on one
occasion, coming to the mill when he
was notified a crowd had gathered.
He said the sight of the sheriff quickly
quieted and caused the mob to dis
perse. He snld at the time of the
Haney shooting he called the sheriff
and Mr. Bush snld he would have
some one there immediately and In
twenty minutes Deputy Walter Clark
was on ' hand and Haney was taken
to Jail without further trouble. On
cross-exnmination. Mr. McCracken
testified thnt no hnrm was done him
snd that the sheriff voluntarily sent
him a commission. He snld he wit
nessed no arts of x-lolence and the
sheriff came promptly at every call,
while, as Mr. Shepherd suggested, tho
state raneers were romping around at
the state's expense.
Mrs. Motile Johnson was so partisan
snd positive that she was accused of
being "riled" by the defense. She
told of Incidents where she charged
her life wss threstend snd she was
told If she went Into the mill she
would never come out alive.
Miss Luetic Tallev, a aenmer st the
mill, next testified that she was sfrald
to ride the street csrs to and from
the mill, so bsd were the disturbances.
On cross-examination she stated no
one hurt her sivj only threatened to
do so.
T. IT. Burton, a carrier for the
Times, stated that he left three pa
pers st the in 11 for the sheriff, but
after the sheriff moved to North Chat
tanooga the dellverr of this paper
went out of his hands.
floor where he had a commanding
view of the west gate and that on the
morning of the parade he saw sev
eral young women employes of the
mill pressed against the gate and the
crowd halloing and threatening the
employes. He stated that the sheriff
refused him a commission, but admit
ted that he was strongly partisan to
the mill, having worked there for
eleven years.
Comer Blair stated that ho went to
the Jail with Frank Miller, Jr., and
heard the sheriff tell Miller he did not
know anything of labor troubles and
was born with a sliver spoon in his
moil th.
T. W. Hadden, an employe of the
mill,. stated that "the crowds gathered
at the gate of the mill three times
dally and threatened him, but never
carried out the threat Just before
time for adjournment an affidavit of
Mrs. Laura Ward was read which
snld that she knew George Good and
after the trouble on the car she saw
blood on Good's shirt front. Court
then adjourned until 9 o'clock .Thurs
day morning. ,
REPUBLICANS WILL
PUT OUT FULL TICKET
The hope of certain democrats who
had led themselves to believe the re
publicans of Hamilton county were
just going to He down and let their
party opponents have all the county
olflces uncontested will be shsttered
when they resd the call for the ex
ecutive committee Issued by Chairman
John Tinker and Secretary Ansel
Gadd.
This means, so It Is stated, that the
republicans will nominate a full ticket
for county officers.
It may be that the republicans will
not put out candidates for the three
Judgeships, chancellor, circuit and
criminal Judge. Other democratic can
didates, however, may take due warn
ing, for an opponent is slated for each
one.
It Is understood that a primary elec
tion for the nomination of candidates
will be held early in May, but the com
mittee when it meets Saturday will fix
the date.
The official call for the executive
committee is as follows:
"To the Members of the Hamll
ton County Executive Commit
tee: "Gentlemen You are hereby
called to meet at the grand Jury
room of the county courthouse
Saturday. March 16, 1916, at 12
noon.
"All matters with reference to
the coming county election time,
place and manner of selecting a
new executive committee; the time,
place and manner of nomtnatlng
all county and district candidates
for county snd district offices, snd
any and all matters .that pertain
thereto.
"You are especially urged to be
present; request any snd all pros
pective candidates for office, and
Invite Interested republicans to be
present st this meeting.
"By order of the chairman and
secretary.
"JOHN TrNrtFR.
"Chnlrmsn.
"Approved: J. ANSEL OAPD,
1 "Secretary."
MORE VOLUNTEERS
OFF TO COLUMBUS
Another company of volunteers
leave unauanooga tonight for Co
lumbus barracks, Ohio. This company
is anown as me "ijynamo volunteers
ana is-composed of men from city dl
vision boards Nos, 1 and 2, Charles K.
Jones Is captain of the company. The
nnai meeting or these men was held
Wednesday afternoon at the Y. M
V-. A., where lists of all neccssarv sr.
tides to be carried were given out to
each man. They went before the two
boards and received their Induction
papers, and before leaving the chair
men -of the two boards, Gen, M. N,
W hltaker and Foster V. Brown
gave tho boye a very appropriate talk
telling them how Interested they were
in the welfare of the young soldiers,
and hoping for them the beat of a sol
dler's life. Mr. Brown and Gen. Whit
aker said they expecetd to hear good
reports or these men.
The addresses were highly appre
elated by the young men, and they
went from the offices racing a future
of an altogether different life than any
tney had experienced.
They wilt Join the coast artillery In
Columbus, O., where they will enter
training. They will leav over the
Cincinnati Southern at 10:30 tonight,
The name of each man and hla vo
cation is given below:
Board No. 1 Iiwrencs Hughes,
cook; Victor Johnson, butcher; W. C,
Dugger, telegraph operator; Hlllle B,
Borln, musician; El W. Annls, receiv
ing teller, Chattanooga Savings bank;
K, C. Anderson, drug clerk; C. B,
Jones, chief clerk Osage Cotton OH
company: J. N. Howard, fireman, L. C,
railway; A. S. Hlgglns, phsrmnrlst.
Board No. J Will L. Tuberyvllle,
clerk; Roy Ishnm, car maker; Preston
Garmer, Wllford Caulklns, Jr., Jeweler;
J. H. Werthelmer. druggist; P. H.
Richie, machinist; James 10. Howke,
street csr conductor; Claude Gregory,
csrpenter.
This company will meet at the Y. M.
C. A. at 9:80 o'clock and go In a body
to the station, where they will leave at
10:30 o'clock for Columbua (Ohio) bar
racks.
INCREASES LIST OF
LIBERTY LOAN SPEAKERS
Dynamo" Company of Seven
teen Men Leaves Tonight
for Coast Artillery.
CLUB PLANS FOR HIGHER
EFFICIENCY IN WORK
Saw Women Crowded.
R. R. Roberts, a foreman at the mill.
said that he worked lu the mill on a
i
You Will Feel Better
If you hear Prof. Hohgatt and big chorus sing at
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Tonight at 7:45 O'Clock
Dr. Claude E. Hill will preach on "The Changeless Creed."
Larffe audience are attending, hut there's room for vou. Come!
The election of a president of the
Chattanooga Automobile club to suc
ceed the late Albert H. Rogers wilt
probably he held st the meeting of the
club In the grill room of the Hotel
Fatten tonight. On account of the
tnportanre of the selection of a man
who can best carry out tho plans for
the club during the spring snd sum
mer which were outlined by Mr. Rog.
ers Jnst a few weeks before his death,
every member of the club Is urged to
ho present and take part In the elec
tion.
During the short term of office of
President Ilogers, the ChattanofiKS Au
tomobile club has made a greater rec
ord of progress than anv organization
In the country. The club members
feel obligated to their beloved presi
dent to carry out his wishes In bring
ing every department of the club to
the highest state of effiejrnry possible
snd give the maximum servlee to Its
members snd the city of Chattnnoosa.
Meetings of the committees nppolnted
by President Rogers have been held
and Interesting reports will t made
st the meeting tonight of the plans
thev have-made. Among these com.
mltfees are the theft committee. Rid
rey U. Klmore, chairman: rlub runs
committee. J. Ravlls Rector, chsirmsn;
logplna- committee. John G. Pope,
chairman: streets rommlttee, W. 11.
Jgnnr. chairman: county roads com
mittee. P. George Morcan. rhstrman.
and membership committee. Herman
Ferrer, rhairmsn.
Chairman W. M. Elliott of the
third liberty loan campaign for Ham
ilton county, lias appointed tne speak
ers for this county. Mr. Kltlott has
Included In the list of speskers, the
nsmes of some of the best orators In
Chattanooga. The committee Is com
posed of twenty-one speakers who
will deliver talks during the drive
which opens April 6, at all of the pub.
lie meeting plnces. Dally talks on the
"Liberty Losn Campaign" will also be
given In the theaters, picture shows,
churches and factories.
The list is composed of the follow
ing: Hamuel B. Smith, chairman.
Judge W. H. Cummlngs.
City Attorney Frank H. Garden.
Pr. W. J. I.oarlng Clark.
J. H. Karl v.
Floyd Fat III.
Dr; T. H. .MrCallls.
C. R. Fvsns.
C. A. Noone.
T. W. Htanfleld.
Byron Tatum.
Rlghter Cogswell.
G. W. Chamlee.
W. B. Hwaney.
T. Pope Bhepherd.
It. T. Wright. Jr.
V., H. Williams. .
Creed K. Bates.
J. H. Anderson.
J. B. Mllligan.
Jo Brown.
Plans sre slso being perfected by
Fred Cantrell, rhairmsn of the special
parade committee for the big liberty
loan parade which will be held Hun
duy. April 7, the day following the
opening of the campaign. Those who
will participate In the psrade will In
clude members of the various frater
nal, civic and other organisations, In
eluding the women's clubs and just
as many soldiers from Chlcksmsuga
park as can be secured for the occa.
slon.
Decision Has Legal Basis in
Law Covering Seizure of
Neutral Tonnage.
MM
Washington, Mareh 14, -r The
United 8laUs and Great Britain
have presented a final notioe to
Holland that unlet the pending
agreement for allied use of Dutch
' ahips is aeeepted by Mareh 18 the
ships will be taken over for allied
use.
London, March 14. Because of the
long delays in the negotiatione with
Holland over Dutoh ships in allied
porta and tbe slowness of the Dutoh
government to act In this respeot,
Great Britain and the United States
have reaohed an agreement to end the
negotiations and take ever all such
ships next week for the use of the
alliea,
The amount of tonnsge made avail
able to the alliea through the Dutch
arrangement is 1,000,000 tons, of which
70 per cent. Is fn tho United States, IS
per cent, in British ports, p.nd It per
ceni. in omea silled porta.
Intrepid British Carry Aerial
Warfare Vigorously Into En
emy's Own Territory.
Berlin (Via London), Mareh 14.
Three machines of an entente air
quadren, flying towards the oity of
Freiburg, were brought down, army
neaoquartere announced today,
Commissioner Huffaker Di
vides City Into Districts. ;
Dairy Cows to Be Tested. J
Preparations are being made for tho
aprlng clean-up campaign, wbtcb will
be Inaugurated tbe first of next week
by Commissioner H. D. Huffaker, of
the department of public health.
Tha-elty health department ia much
larger than ever before and. is there
fore better prepared to. handle the
campaign this spring. The commit .
sloner la therefore expecting some
great results.
Each sanitary Inspector has been as
signed to a territory. They wilt bo re
quired to turn In reports regarding the
insanitary conditions existing In their
particular district and will also be held
responsible for their territory.
Commissioner H. r). Huffaker lis
divided the city Into five districts.' each
to be supervised under tho general di
rection of F. J. Hogs, who la chief of
the sanitary department
The territory Is divided aa follows:
, , - i inspector jonn uuicspie Assigned
.n, rraneo-Belgian front yes- I to all territory south of Main street
terday, the etatement adds,, seventeen and west of liossvllle avenue, south to
enemy airships and three eantlu. k.l. city limits.
loons were brought to earth.
Inspector It. H. Childress Territory
south of Main street snd'esst of Ross
vllle avenue to city limits on south and
east.
Inspector W. TV Hall Territory from
elated Press.) Thia has been anak.e th r,vpr ou,h t0 M",n iT"1' on th
' inis nss oeen another .,,, u.,i,,, ,,.,,, n t.rritorv
aouth to Main street.
British Front in France and Belgium,
meeday, March 12. (By the Asto-
oay or Meal nghtina weather, but
there has bsen no ohsnge In the situa
tion. The British and German mili
tary maehines tunsd up to the finest
pitch and probably as nsarly perfeot
11 poesibis to make them are
awaiting the signal which will snd
m"1 !?,hin 0"l"t each other.
Meanwhile the artillery pound, away
In thunderous dusls st vsrlous points
nd myrlsd airmen are busy bombing,
photogrsphipg and aoting as syet for
the respsotive armiee.
The llntlsh airmen havs been doing
marvelous work recently. The first ton
days of March, ss a whole, have been
among the best yet recorded for the
curing mat ncrlnd. In ,l,u.
A similar srrangement slready made tlon to a vast smount of reeonnolteilni
n the case of Hweden is worklns aat. and tiliotrmrai.hii. th. i.. , . ......
Isfiictorlly to the (Swedish owners and Ishers destrnved thirtv.nin. 1
shipping Interests. airships snd brought down forlv th.,r.
Hss Leg. I Bs.it. J?4 Tf ,conlrl. despite the fact tn.it
The silled decision finds a leaal basis month mr. . .,, k. ...... "
n the Lex Angaria, or the law cover, tlvlty wss virtually Impossible. Against
ing the forcible selsure of a ship for this great total fifteen Rrltlsh ma
publlo use, under which a belligerent chines are reported missing.
nation may use neutrsl tonnnre If
NUHquaio compensation is paid. The
uermana exercised this right on Rrlt
Ish vessels In tha Franco-Prussian
war.
Tha Netherlands minister, Au
gustus Phillips, had an engage
ment to see President Wilson to
day and It was believed he would
present a final appeal for his gov
ernment that the lntentlo.s of
the United States and Great
Hrltain to take over Dutch ship,
ping, at least be modified.
I here are no Indication, y,
mni inn auien governments will re
'""" i rum ins decision.' m fact a
nnai communication Is understood si.
ready to havs been presented at The
iiague ny the Hrltlsh nfid American
uipiomauo representative.
75 PER CENT. OF blJTCH
TONNAGE TO BE AFFECTED
Air Bsttlss Msny.
Yesterday another tins record was
mde but the offlclsl figures are not
yet available.
1 here have been manv air haiiL
and virtually alt have occurred behind
tho Herman lines, which inenna that
Inspector J. D. Nelson Territory -from
river to Msln street: and on east
side of Market all territory to .Katt
Knd avenue.
Inspector A. F. Mitchell All terrl- ,
tory from Knst Knd avenue and north
of Main street north and cast to city .
limits.
All men have been Instructed by the
commissioner to co-operate with Mrs,
J. YV. Johnson, who Is chairman of the
general spring volunteer clesn-up com
mittee. Owners of lots and vacant
property are being requested to clesr
their property of tin cans and trash of
sll klsds.
Arter the Junior health Inspectors
have completed their rounds the of
flclol Inspectors of the city health de- .
partment will follow In their tracks
and see that alt Insanitary conditions
are done away with. Where Insani
tary conditions are found to exist the
landlords will be slven a fifteen days
notice to clean their property. If they
fall to comply with tha notice they
will be dealt with by the lew.
Commissioner llufnker of the health
department fxpec'ts, through his force,
to rid Chsttanooxa of every Insanitary
closet between now and April It. Ho
fsr tha owners of property where 1n
sanltsry closets exist have been an.
Ions and willing to co-operate with tha
health department. This effort is be
ing msde by the commissioner in order
new York, Msrch H.VThe Amorl
can-nrltlsh decision to lake over all
Dutch ships in allied ports for the
duration of the war will affect 75 per
cent, or trie snipping controlled by
Dutch Interests, according to Adrian
l.lps, msnaglng director of the Holland-American
line. Mr. (ilns expressed
l belief that the Nleuw imslerdatii. a
vessel of 17,250 gross tons snd the
Isrgest paastnger liner of Dutch own-
ershlp afloat. Would be eneepted, as this
nip nut recently arrived In the Dnlted
States under a gusrantes which hs
said was given by the American mln
Ister to The Netherlands that It would
bs permitted to return to Holland.
Twelve Dutch ships, which had been
nabls to secure clenrsnce bees use nf
the embargo on neutral shipping Im
posed by the American government, sre
now on voysges to Houth American
nd other ports In the coastwise trade,
nder special agreement which cslls
for their return with cargoes of sugar
nd nitrates for American use, Mr.
Olps said.
RAILROADS ORDERED
TO TAKE INVENTORIES
tha Hrltlsh airmen have been carrying promote every effort to decrease
nm Rerun wur vigorously into the en
emy territory. Of the Oerman ma
chlnea destroyed sll but two were sent
crashing down hack of the flemish
lines. The amount of photosranhv wnrk
that has been dona la amaslnr snd a.
large number of the pictures wera
taken at close quarters.
numbing raids by Hrltlsh aviators
have been slniost continuous. One of
the most successful expeditions wss
that against three enemy airdromes on
Msrch I. This raid wss carried nut
by a large number of machines during
the day time. A Hrltlsh aerlsl fleet ar
rived at an hour when numbers of
Herman machines about to atart wars
standing In a field, near their hnngsrs.
The Hrltlsh attacked at a height of
too feet and because of their low alti
tude were able to shoot with disastrous
effect Heversl huildlnts were set on
fire and direct hits were observed
among the Herman machines.
Just Cltsrsd Tree Tope.
The Hrltlsh returned flying at a
height of a hundred feet, which Just
enasbled them to clear the tree tops.
They used their guns on every military
object In sight. The first attack was
the rats of typhoid fever, snd by tak
ing these steps now Commissioner
Huffaker believes thst there will be
very few, If any. cases of typhoid In
Chattanooga this season.
Cows to Be Tested. , ,
The commissioner hss also a
noum ed thst Dr. K. W. Morgan, vet.
erlnarlsn, will stsrt at once tq make
a tubercular test of all cows. The test
will take In all dairies In this district
The depsrtment will not recognise any
test except those made by Dr. Morgan.
It wss first thought that tne lees lor
this test would be eliminated. How-i
ever, the commissioner announces that
the same charges that were made last
yesr will he made this year tor testln
of the different herds. The prtnoe-ls
3 for the first row and is cents for
each additions! cow. Th department
requires this tubercular test to bs
made once a year, and If any new cows
sin brought Into the dairy during tbe
jear these will hsve to be tested also.
Commissioner Huffaksr slstes that
milk product Is much better thsn bs :
foie. This, he says, Is due to the fact
thnt dalryirirn are sll co-operstlng
with th" depsrtment. They are send-
mndn on a horse transport. Horns of Ing In their weekly reports to the of.
the horses wars killed snd the rest
stampeded, upsetting the wagons. An
other hoisb transport wss stampeded
and then a detachment of marching
Infsntry rsms Into rsngs. Heversl of
the soldiers were shot before they
rould reach rover, Kqually effective
wss the shooting against some ihv-
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toppled from their saddles. All the. I KEEP MOVING VYIIH WLI
iiiiiisri irincmnrs rrmrnwu paieiy, as
a matter of fart they were not attacked
by the enemy at all.
lice snd most all of them are coming
up to th recent requirements given
tint by the health officials. The com
lulsloner also stated that the dairymen
rrsllsa the Importance more than ever
before of complying with the regula
tions and are not (ailing to do so.
Soldier Marches Off
With Any Old Squad
Wsthlngton, Msrch 14. Rsllrosds
were ordered todsy by Dirsctor-Qen-ersl
McAdeo to mske sn Inventory of
mstsrisls snd supplies on hnd Dec. 81,
1917, when private centre! eessed, for
use In connsction with government
purchsscs, sdditlons and bsttsrmsnts
and railroad financing.
DETECTIVES RECOVER
BIG BATCH OF GOODS!
Joseph Hsnssen, a new recruit from
Detroit. Mich , will follow sny detach-
ment of msrchlrg men. The swing of
parade gets next to Joseph snil off he
goes with the best of them.
Hsnssen wss picked up In the woods
some ten days sgo by the provost
guard. He bsd marrhed off with some
Mliisd. detached himself snd couldn't
get buck. Thursday morning h was
found sgsln, this time up tirsr the
street car Ilns. He rlalmed he could
not remember his rompsnv. He be.
longs to a dlvlslonsl smhulanre com
pany. He Is now before a medical
board for examination.
TWO 80TlCRtDltAT
PARK ON WEDNESDAY
Off to Learn How to
Fight in Deadly Tanks
HARRY WFRTHEIMFR GOES
The sixteen ft. O. T. C. cadets who r-
rlved commission ss lieutenants In the
enxineer' rnrps Tuesday wers sworn
Into service Thursday morning, and they
III proreod Immediately to Gettysburg.
Tf fft S n f a nTt rDV i n inry win join rnmmjni,
10 LUAol AnllLLunT TnM boys will ersntually command
tanks In France,
An Interest Ins frsturs of these rnm
mtsslnns Is thst esrh endst Is out of
military scrlr for a minute or tun be
fore h becomes an officer. The R. O.
T. C cadets enter Cam), Wsrden Mc
Lean as enl 'ed men. snd their servleo
to the army Is ohllsstory. In order ta
become lletitensnts they sr formally
4lcharsed from the army; their obllsa
trry service Is oyer. They sre then ten
dered a commission from the govern
ment, hkh iby formally sixept.
Krry Werthelmer. sdvertisleg msn
srer and one of the owners of th
. f;otfchlk Kurnjure company here, left
! Wednesday nlsht for I'olumhm. O..
where be enters the trslnlns csmp for
I rosst artlilery. Thonsh In tr rtrsft. Mr.
WerthelnW la not stthis to be sent to
! csmp. He made an attempt to set In the
: second officers' training csmp. bit wss
iinsucceejif'jl, jtg mere msny n.ore who
were turned down on account of the
overflow.
In connection with the lsrrny of
hundreds of dullais' worth of prop
erty of the C. N. (I. A T. 1'. rsllwsy.
Itaymond Klnrald, colored, a truckman
for that railway. Is under srrest at po
lire headquarters on a rbsrge of grsnd
larceny. letectlves Marlon I'erklns
and W. r. Hmllh. and W. II. Crablree,
a speclsl agent for the C, N. t. a
T. I' are the officers In the tjse. Kin.
raid Is ssld to have made a confes
sion. Th property stolen from the
rsllroad consists of swraters, shoes,
ties, hfise snd other things.
It was stated Thursday sfternoon
thst when the secused man's home
was searched a lot of jewelry wss
found, also several suits of clothing,
hats snd four overcoats. Tha value of
the Jewelry found Is estimated st
about $:,nn. The sum of m Is si Id
to have lcen found In a trunk.
RUMANIAN OIL FIELDS TO
BE CEDED TO HUNGARY
Amsterdam, Marih It. Ths
reutsclie Tcs Zcituns. of Her
lln. prints a Vienna dispatch to th
effe thst the Hummiian oil Del ls
will he ceded territorially to Hun
gary. (They be administered
under a Joir inn. Anstro
HuiiKarlan, Itumanisn and Hulsa.
flan control board The oil pro.
du linn will be divided In propor
tion to be si tlld later.
Privates llollins A. Mlllsapa. aged
21, snd lieorss Hedeley, aged It, itlrd
st Kurt Oglethorpe on March II. The
bodies have been taken In charge by
tha Harry K. Chapman company.
Mlllsapa wss a private in Company
f, Klfteinth marhlna sun battalion.
He died of pcnuiuonla. John Mill
saps, of Jamestown, Tenn, Is named
sa hla nesrest relative.
Hedtley, a private In Company M,
Klfty-third Infantry, died of empyema,
Auk'Ufttus Hedgley, of Mtrutton, Me., Is
named aa his nearest relative.
Charleston, S. C, Gets
Shipbuilding Yard
Wsshlnston. March l Charleston.
H. C. has definitely twee selc tc t,y
the shipping board as the sits I'f ore
of the Isii additional shipbuilding
yards to tn constructed on the south
Atlantic mast.
BRILLIANT SPREAD Of
BEAUTY ON WALNUT ETREET
GOODS AND YOU'RE 0. K.
'l.Uiis Ivllle. colored, claiming to be
a etraiiesr In Chattanooga, ran assign
good reasons hereafter for recollections
of ths "Dynamo of DUIe."
Kn route from Columbus. O., to Bir
mingham. A Is . she stopped here on
Thursday morning. tmtlng to look:
up a friend and resume her Journey on
Thursday evening. The apparent heavi
ness of her suit ase a attracted the at
tention of patrolman K . Whttlock,
however, and when ths oftlcer took It
upon himself to Investigate a bottle vf
whisky and a few bottles of beer wera
found. 80 !Jile lvllle. a Slrsnger til
a strange town, fell Into tne clutcnes
of the lw on a chargs of transporting
liquor.
Kind Providence, through the me
dium of Htone. acting nolle
ludge, came to Utile's saslatance, and
she will be enabled to resums her Jour
ney to lllrmlnshain, wiser In the Ways
of the world, especially concerning
Chattanooaa.
Ho "Irs J. fl. Mors represented, tho
fyvllle woman In police court, and,
after hearing the case. Judge Htone.
with the woman'e railway ticket to
how for her passage, contended thst
If there was a continuous passage)
ticket she was not violating ths law.
However, he postponed his Judgment
until ha reuld confer with ths sttor-ney-general
In regsrd to ths matter.
jter Mill, was sllowej to go her
way. snd she will soon be ttlrmlngham
bound.
sib wss dressed In mourning, and It
developed that sho has hurled her
mother and brother snd her fsther la
Ick. The "wet goods" she bsd wero
rsllmed to be for medical purposes.
CAPT. R. O. ARNOLD GOES
TO QUARTERMASTER CORPS
Capt. II. O. Arnold, formerly In com
mand tf the finance department of the)
.f. O. T. C has been transferred to
the quartermaster's riup at Lyth.
('apt. Arnold's place Is taken bv his
orderly. Private l(. 11. ekimn.erville.
levers of flowers tan do no better
than to take stroll f iat the corner
of Third and Walnut streets snd ae
the tulips of Mr. snd Mrs. A J. Da.
haaan. r'or several years the Sa.
hagan tulips has been a se-inlpublie
treat; end l'ii spring they tie an e .
ccptlonat si-e.ls.le of massed lovell-
nest The display will be In full
bluoio fur tight or tea dajs.
DR. HARRILL
Dental Specialist
82912 MARKET ST.
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